Volume 7, #35
Laker Lines Survey
As our readers hopefully know by now, Laker Lines is currently published online on the Laker Newsroom website, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. (Past issues are also archived on this website.) Faculty, staff and students receive an email notification whenever a new Laker Lines post is made.
The Office of University Relations is currently surveying the campus about the online Laker Lines; regarding its new format, its new “look,” and the email notification to readers concerning new posts.
Please take a couple of minutes to answer the brief survey at https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bkppkvewbKlcbwo
so University Relations can continue to improve its communications services to the campus.
– John Shiffert, director of University Relations
Paving Around the Athletics & Fitness Center
The traffic circle and parking area in front of the Athletics & Fitness Center will be closed from Monday, Mar. 26 through Wednesday afternoon, Mar. 28.
Clayton State – East Pathway Closed
With the weather forecast is calling for the possibility of rain on Wednesday (20 percent), Thursday (30 percent), and Friday (60 percent), the treatment of the pathway from Clayton State – East (for the application of the staining and lattice work) to the main campus had been postponed, as has the closure of the path.
The weather forecast looks better beginning on Sunday, therefore the closing has been rescheduled for Monday, Mar. 26 through Wednesday, Mar. 28. The path is scheduled to re-open on Thursday, Mar. 29.
If anyone has questions or concerns, please call Donald West at (678) 466-4203.
Education Speaker Series Discusses Bullying and “The Fat Boy Chronicles,” Mar. 26
Clayton State University’s Education Speaker Series, “Teaching in a Diverse World,” will continue on Monday, Mar. 26 by discussing “Preventing Childhood Bullying: Viewing `The Fat Boy Chronicles.’” This will be the subject of a presentation on Mar. 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Auditorium of the main building of Clayton State – East, which is located on Trammell Road in Morrow, just east of the main Clayton State campus. Like all of the Education Speaker Series events, this presentation is free and open to the public.
Inspired by a true story, “The Fat Boy Chronicles” reveals the emotionally painful world obese teens experience in the face of a thin-obsessed society. A screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring author and former mathematics teacher, Michael Buchanan, along with actors, film makers, and children’s health advocates. Panelists will speak on the inspiration for the book and the issue of bullying in today’s classrooms. Also under discussion will be the craft of writing and the art of film making.
Clayton State Ready for Culture Shock Week 2012
Culture Shock Week at Clayton State University is a week-long schedule of distinctive programs and activities that will introduce and enhance the Clayton State community’s awareness of diversity institutionally and globally by creating awareness of the diversity that exists; addressing biases; and encouraging cross-cultural communications and relations.
Culture Shock Week 2012 activities for coming up this week include:
Tuesday, Mar. 27
Planting the Cultural Seed -- free bamboo tree giveaway to Clayton State students
This event is open only to Clayton State students, the rest of Culture Shock Week is free and open to the public
Student Activities Center (SAC) Café, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sponsored by Campus Events Council
Tuesday, Mar. 27
Kicking Down Cultural Barriers -- martial arts demonstration
This program will feature information regarding the history of martial arts and its origin in the eastern Asia culture, followed by a martial arts demonstration.
SAC Ballroom C
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sponsored by Campus Events Council
Wednesday, Mar. 28 and Thursday, Mar. 29
Tunnel of Oppression
Tunnel of Oppression is a program that will focus focused on exposing systems of oppression and the prejudices that plague society today through theatrical scenes, silent symbolism, and art. The topics for the event will include, but are not limited to, differences between economic classes, races, and cultures across educational, gender, and religious boundaries.
6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Sponsored by D.E.E.P. Peer Educators
Thursday, Mar. 29
Culture Fest and Showcase
This year’s Culture Fest and Showcase will feature food, activities, and performances from cultures all over the world. Particpate in the Culture Shock passport scavenger hunt and receive a free t-shirt.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sponsored by Campus Life
For more information, contact Atawanna L. Royal, campus activities coordinator in the Department of Campus Life, at (678) 466-5423.
Vice President of External Relations Candidates Visiting Campus
Four candidates for the Vice President of External Relations search will visit campus this spring. Each candidate will make a 20 minute public presentation at 1:30 p.m., in the UC Board Room, 260, on the day of their visit.
Mar. 27 – Getchel Caldwell
Caldwell has served in Advancement leadership positions in both development and communications since 1984. Starting out at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, he has successively worked at Atlanta University, Clark Atlanta University (1989-2003), Morris Brown College and Tuskegee University.
Mar. 30 – Kate Troelstra
Troelstra has been senior director of development at Clemson University since September 2008. Prior to coming to Clemson, she spent 11 years in development at Providence Day School. She has also worked in development for the South Carolina GSSM Foundation, The Dickinson School of Law, the Rutgers University Foundation, Lycoming College, and Reed College.
Apr. 10 – Randy Jolly
Apr. 11 – William Kirschke
Bouldering/ Rock Climbing
Bouldering at Boat Rock is a great way to try outdoor rock climbing if you are just beginning and offers more advanced climbers a chance to challenge themselves. Learn the basics of climbing and bouldering on this day trip near Atlanta. All climbing gear is provided!
Destination: Boat Rock, Atlanta
Date: Saturday, Mar. 31
Tuesday, Mar. 27
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com
Atlanta Vet Center Reps to Visit Veterans Resource Center, Mar. 27
The Clayton State University Veterans Resource Center celebrated its Grand Opening on Mar. 16, and it already has its boots on the ground lining up programs, guest speakers and events for all Clayton State University veterans, military service members and their families.
The first scheduled event will occur Tuesday, Mar. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., representatives from the Atlanta Vet Center will be on hand to provide information and assistance in registering for VA medical services, Vet Center readjustment counseling services, crisis prevention, education benefits and disability benefits, etc.
All veterans, military service members and their families on the Clayton State University campus, as well as those individuals from the local community are encouraged to come by the Veterans Resource Center, located in the Clayton State University Student Center, room 115, to meet the Atlanta Vet Center representatives and have their issues and concerns regarding support services addressed.
For further information, please contact the Veterans Resource Center at (678) 466-5527.
Carol Braun’s Retirement Reception, Mar. 30
Carol Braun is going down a new road…
Help us celebrate her 30 years in the University System with a reception on Friday, Mar. 30, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the Academic Affairs Conference Room, UC 215.
Hot Water Shut Off in the SAC, Mar. 30
The Student Activities Center will be closed on the morning of Friday, Mar. 30, to complete maintenance on the hot water lines in the building. The facility will open at noon on Mar. 30. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Benjamin Hopkins at BenjaminHopkins@Clayton.edu
. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Tweet! New York Times Talk on Twitter, Civic Engagement and Knowledge, Mar. 30
Clayton State University’s partnership with the New York Times
continues on Friday, Mar. 30, with a New York Times Talk that will be more than tweet on one of the hottest social media phenomenon.
From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC 267 of the James M. Baker University Center, Clayton State Assistant Professor of English Dr. Sipai Klein will facilitate a New York Times talk titled, “The Blue Bird: How Twitter Affects Civic Engagement and Academic Knowledge."
A free lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joe Corrado at firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than Thursday, Mar. 29 at 12:30 p.m. As is the case with all New York Times Talks, this event is free and open to the public.
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.
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/
Email Selena Uhl to join the list and receive reminders and information about what we have coming up! email@example.com
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).
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.