Volume 7, #38
“ASK – The Real Diversity Awareness,” National Federation of the Blind of Georgia President Garrick Scott, Apr. 2
Garrick Scott, president of the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia (http://www.nfbga.org
) will be speaking at Clayton State University on Monday, Apr. 2, from noon to 1 p.m.
Scott’s presentation, held in collaboration with Dr. Khedija Gadhoum, Dean Nasser Momayezi (College of Arts & Sciences), Dean Lisa Eichelberger (College of Health), the Disability Resource Center, the Student Nurses Association, the Office of International Programs and the Department of Student Affairs, is entitled, “ASK – The Real Diversity Awareness.” Scott will be speaking in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center. His address is free and open to the public.
Please Complete Great Colleges Survey
Clayton State University is participating in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For Program, a study designed to gather benchmarking data within higher education and to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces.
Part of the program involves an employee survey distributed to each institution’s faculty, administrators and professional staff. An invitation to take this survey was distributed on Mar. 19. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, Apr. 13.
If you have not yet completed the survey, please take a moment to do so. We value your feedback. The results will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institutions recognized. The
Chronicle will publish the findings this summer in a special Academic Workplace supplement.
We encourage everyone’s participation! A high response rate helps ensure accurate results and demonstrates the shared commitment of our colleagues that even a good institution can be made better. Whether or not our institution is recognized, we can learn from the feedback and make improvements for our future.
Thank you in advance for your participation. Please contact Dr. Narem Reddy, or visit ChronicleGreatColleges.com, if you have any questions.
Strategic Plan Activities Inventory Reminder
March is done and April will be soon! Please remember that department inventories are due by Apr. 27.
Will you please make notes on your pages beside activities for which you may be collecting outcome measurements? Just a simple yes will suffice.
Clayton State – East Path
Work on the pathway between the main campus and Clayton State – East has been completed and the pathway is now open again.
MALS Thesis Discussions, Apr. 3 and Apr. 5
Allison Segal, one of the spring MALS English concentration graduates, will be discussing her MA thesis on the entrance of women to the Restoration stage tomorrow, Tuesday Apr. 3, 1 p.m., in room T-215 of Clayton Hall. All are welcome to attend, listen, and ask questions.
Melvin Cody, a spring graduate of the MALS program concentrating in Political Science, will discuss his MA thesis on Thursday, Apr. 5,from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., also in T215. Members of the University community are similarly welcome to attend, listen, and ask questions.
Library Use Survey
Make a difference at your library. The Clayton State Library is seeking feedback from our patrons. Let us know how and why you use (or don’t use) the CSU Library so we can know how to best serve you. Previous survey results have resulted in updated furniture, more computers, and improved services. What difference will you make? Go to http://clayton.libguides.com/survey
before Apr. 19 to make a difference @ your library. If you have questions about this survey, please contact Erin Nagel, Assessment & Marketing Librarian, at (678) 466-4330 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Smith Nominees - Call for Comments by Apr. 5
The Smith Staff Award committee would like to thank everyone for their nominations. The following staff members have been chosen as finalists: Julia Spinolo, University Health Services; Patricia Barton, Financial Aid; Darius Davis, Auxiliary Services – Loch Shop; Eric Bailey, Facilities Management; and Seth Davis, Continuing Education. If you would like to submit additional comments for a finalist, then please send your comments to Heidi Benford via email email@example.com
. In the subject line, please type Smith Finalist Comments. The deadline is Thursday, Apr. 5. The recipient will be announced during the Service Awards ceremony.
Tracking and Reporting Payments to Internationals
Clayton State’s Budget & Finance Department today announced a new initiative related to tracking and reporting payments to international students, vendors, guest lecturers, artists, performers and similar individuals (or companies) receiving payments from Clayton State.
If you work with persons or companies whose “home country” is not the United States, we would like to talk to you about this project. Please send an email to Shirley Criscillis or call (678) 466-4256 at your earliest convenience.
Clayton State to Host Spring Break Soccer Camp, Apr. 2 to Apr. 6
Need something for your children to do during the upcoming spring break? Do they love soccer? Then Clayton State University will be the place for you during that one-week hiatus from school.
The Clayton State Athletic Department will be hosting a Spring Break Soccer Camp at Laker Field on the Clayton State campus from Monday, Apr. 2 to Friday, Apr. 6. The camp will be run by Clayton State men’s head soccer coach Pete Petersen and women’s head coach Gareth O’Sullivan, and it’s for children and youth – boys and girls – ages six to 17. There is a choice between the full day camp and the half-day camp, with the full day camp costing $125 and half-day camp costing $65.
The full day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day, while the half-day camps go from 9 a.m. to noon.
Former Universal/Motown Records Executive to Speak at Clayton State, Apr. 6
The Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) of Clayton State University is hosting a speaking engagement on Friday, Apr. 6, starting at 1 p.m., in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
The speaker will be former Universal/Motown Records executive Cameo Carlson, and her presentation will be free and open to the public.
Outdoor Adventure – Hiking Tallulah Gorge
Hike one of the most spectacular canyons in the Eastern United States! We will hike the thousand feet to the gorge floor crossing the suspension bridge providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. This will be a strenuous and exciting that will allow you to challenge your fitness level while checking out some impressive views. Sign up at the Student Activities Center (SAC) front desk!
Saturday, Apr. 7
Tuesday, Apr. 3
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State Education Speaker Series Continues, Apr. 9
Clayton State University’s Education Speaker Series, “Teaching in a Diverse World,” will continue in the month of April with presentations. This event is free and open to the public.
On Monday, Apr. 9, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center, the Series will present Fighting to Teach: Education Advocacy Panel. This interactive panel of educators and education activists is struggling to improve education for all teachers, students, and families in Georgia. The panel will include a variety of speakers from lawyers to teachers and political activists — all with ideas for creating change in our classrooms, our schools, and our world. For more information, call the Clayton State Department of Teacher Education at (678) 466-4825 or email RuthCaillouet@clayton.edu
Career Services Celebrates National Student Employment Week, Apr. 9 to Apr. 13
National Student Employment Week will be held Apr. 9 to Apr. 13. The week enables the Office of Career Services to thank Clayton State student employees for the contributions they make to the University and the surrounding community. The events planned for the week include the following:
Monday, Apr. 9
Cake and picture with Loch on the Quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Department Day: Departments express appreciation to your student employee(s) by decorating your doors or bulletin boards, sharing a card or gift, or finding a special way to say “thank you.”
Come join us for some Chick-fil-A snacks during Walk-In Resume Review in the Office of Career Services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, Apr. 12
Popcorn on the Quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, Apr. 13
Raffle Drawing !
Winner announced in Jobs!Jobs!Jobs!
Clayton State Chorale/Griffin Choral Arts Joint Concert, Apr. 10
The Clayton State University Chorale and the Griffin Choral Arts (GCA) community chorus will offer a joint concert, Apr. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Spivey Hall, located on the Clayton State University campus.
“The idea of this joint concert has, at least in some ways, been germinating ever since GCA was organized in 2007 by artistic director Dr. Stephen J. Mulder,” says Dr. Bill Pasch, Clayton State Professor of English Emeritus and now singer in and board member of GCA.
The concert will feature each chorus singing selections on its own, but the groups will also join forces for two anthems: "Lux Aurumque," by Eric Whitacre and "Hail, Gladdening Light," by Charles Wood. GCA will also sing works by John Rutter, Morten Lauridsen, and Rosephanye Powell (among others), plus the famous "Chanticleer song" "Ave Maria" by Franz Biebl, sung by the men of GCA.
The concert is free and open to the public.
First-Year Student Honor Society to Induct at Clayton State University, Apr. 10
Clayton State University is now one of 14 chapters in the State of Georgia to hold a chapter of National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for first-year students.
Dr. Glenda Earwood, executive director of National Alpha Lambda Delta, will install the Clayton State chapter on Tuesday, Apr. 10, at 7 p.m., in the ballroom of the Clayton State Student Activities Center. At this time, the first class of 44 students will be initiated into the honor society as charter members and the organization’s first officers will be installed. Clayton State President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes and other academic officials will be installed as honorary members as well.
Presents “A Teachable Moment: Africana Womanism and Womanism” with Guest Speaker Dr. Layli Maparyan, Apr. 11
The Clayton State University Office of Interdisciplinary Studies presents “A Teachable Moment: Africana Womanism and Womanism” with guest speaker Dr. Layli Maparyan from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 11 in Clayton Hall, room T100. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Maparyan is an associate professor of women’s studies and associated faculty of African American studies at Georgia State University. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Temple University in 1994, her M.S. in Psychology from Penn State University in 1991, and her B.A. from Spelman College, where she majored in Philosophy, in 1986. She is the editor of “The Womanist Reader” (Routledge, 2006), a comprehensive anthology documenting the first quarter century of womanist thought and the first-ever text to focus on womanism “on its own.”
Nursing Workforce Diversity Conference, Apr. 12
The School of Nursing via the Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant is preparing to host its Annual Cultural Diversity Conference. The purpose of the Cultural Diversity Conference is to increase the cultural competence of faculty and students at Clayton State University School of Nursing.
This event is just for Clayton State School of Nursing faculty, staff and students. The keynote speaker is David Satcher, MD, PhD, 16th
Surgeon General of the United States.
Thursday, Apr. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Student Activities Center ballrooms.
Clayton State Theatre’s “I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change” Opens Apr. 12
It’s a musical! Clayton State University does it again! The talented Theatre majors will be exploring love and relationships and the cumbersome situations that befall many of us as we move toward marriage and managing the issues that plague us on a daily basis with its spring 2012 production, “I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change.”
The Clayton State Theatre invites you out on opening night, Thursday, Apr. 12, at 7:30 p.m., and to a scheduled talk back between the audience and the cast members immediately following the production.
Show dates continue on Friday Apr. 13 and Saturday, Apr. 14, and conclude on Thursday, Apr. 19 and Friday, Apr. 20, again at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free to all Clayton State students and only $5 for non-students! There will be a second talk back session on Thursday, Apr. 19 following the production.
Wi2STEM Yoga and Chair Massage, Apr. 17
Come join Wi2STAM for yoga and a chair massage in UC 327 on Tuesday, Apr. 17, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
This is an event you will NOT want to miss! We know you are stressed out. Take advantage of any opportunity you can to relax in between your studies, and join us for our Spring Health and Wellness meeting! Yoga with Dr. Eric Bridges, our very own associate professor of Psychology, and chair massages by D’Lor Salon and Spa (first come, first served basis)!
Bridges will be leading us in yoga breathing and stretching exercises, so wear something comfortable! No yoga mat required.
Visit D’Lor Salon and Spa website for more information or to schedule a visit: http://www.dloratlanta.com/
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Cygnet Schedules Annual Launch Party, Apr. 19
Clayton State University literary magazine that highlights the literary and artistic work of the student body,Cygnet
, will hold its annual launch party on Thursday, Apr. 19, at 7 p.m., in room 101 in the Harry S. Downs Center.
The launch party is open to everyone on campus and to the community. The featured readers at the party will be students whose work was selected for this year’s issue.
The student editors of this year’s Cygnet
include: Sebastian Lubbers (Lakeland, Fla.), Jasmine Cason (Jonesboro), Christen Greene (Savannah) and Gregory Kirk (Jonesboro).
Charity Yard Sale, Apr. 20, Apr. 21
A charity yard sale to benefit Shining Light Ministries will be held at Bethany Baptist Church, 4 Bethany Rd., McDonough, Ga., on Friday, Apr. 20 and Saturday, Apr. 21.
Clayton State Director of Financial Aid Pat Barton, one of the organizers of this event, says that donations are needed for the yard sale. To arrange for drop-offs for donations, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shining Light Ministries is a non-profit, 12-month residential program with two housing facilities that treats drug addicts and alcoholics.
Clayton State University’s Annual Service Awards, Apr. 24
Clayton State University will gather on Tuesday, Apr. 24, in Spivey Hall to honor faculty and staff with the University’s annual Service Awards ceremony. This year will also celebrate the 17th annual announcement of the Alice J. Smith award winners. The event will begin at 2 p.m., followed with a light reception.
The Service Awards Ceremony is a time for Clayton State to celebrate and honor faculty and staff through recognizing years of service, tenure, promotions, and retirement.
The University’s 2012 Alice J. Smith Awards will be presented at the ceremony. An annual honor since 1995, the Smith Awards are presented to the faculty member and staff member deemed most outstanding as determined by committees of their peers. The award was established by local philanthropist Joseph Smith as a memorial to his wife, Alice, to honor her career in teaching and her love for learning. Nominees for the 2012 awards will be announced in the coming weeks.