Volume 8, #9
MOOC Overview and Discussion, Jan. 22
Janet Winkler has negotiated with Dr. Nelson Baker, dean of Professional Education at Georgia Tech, to discuss the MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) phenomenon. Please take note of the time and place below and come to listen, learn, and challenge perhaps. Should you fear or welcome the MOOC?
Below is a link to a good article on the history, method, and philosophy of MOOCs.
On Jan. 22, at 1 p.m., Baker will be on the Clayton State campus to provide a brief overview of what seems to be taking place in higher education, the internal and external pressures being placed on higher education and Georgia Tech’s activities in the online world including Massive Online Open Course. This activity is an informal discussion with a liberal amount of Q&A. The entire discussion will take no more than 90 minutes and be held in the Downs Center.
Faculty participation is highly
encouraged. We will also target future members of the IT Governance Committee, IT staff and the Academic IT Advisory Committee.
To register, please got to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_exNOHxn0DIAi5sV
Outdoor Adventure Indoor Rock Climbing, Registration Deadline, Jan. 22
Come experience Atlanta’s finest climbing facility. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. You will have the opportunity to learn proper climbing techniques and get a feel for the sport of rock climbing. Climbing gear is provided. Sign-up at the front desk in the Student Activities Center (SAC). Space is limited!
Destination: Atlanta Rocks, Atlanta
Date: Saturday, Jan. 26
Tuesday, Jan. 22
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Consulate General of France Presents, "France and the French Language: A Source of Opportunities," Jan. 24
Mais oui! The Clayton State Office of International Programs is welcoming the Consul General of France, Denis Barbet, the consulate's cultural attache, David Kibler, and the deputy cultural attache for Educational and University Affairs, Aurelie Surble, to campus on Thursday, Jan. 24.
This opportunity to learn about opportunities in France will be held in room 416 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Basketball Doubleheader vs. Young Harris, Jan. 24
The Lakers will host the Peach Belt’s newest member, Young Harris College, in a basketball doubleheader in the Athletics & Fitness Center this coming Thursday, Jan. 24.
Coming off a career-high 32 point game in the 80-66 win over the Swamp Foxes of Francis Marion, guard Drameka “Me Me” Griggs will lead the fourth-ranked women in the 5:30 p.m. opener, followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.
Gun Control New York Times Talk, Jan. 25
Clayton State University’s partnership with the New York Times
continues on Friday, Jan. 25, with a New York Times Talk on the day’s most controversial subject – gun control.
The talk will be facilitated by Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology Dr. Lisa Holland-Davis, and will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in room UC267 of the James M. Baker University Center. The title of the talk is, “Gun Control: Missing the Target – Sense and Nonsense About Gun Violence in America.”
The talk is free and open to the public, however, anyone interested in attending should RSVP via email to Dr. Joseph Corrado, Clayton State associate professor of Political Science and campus coordinator of the American Democracy Project, at email@example.com
no later than Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. A free lunch (pizza/soda) courtesy of the New York Times will be served to all those who respond by Jan. 24.
Buy a Meal Plan, Get an Additional Meal Fee, Feb. 6, Feb. 7, Feb. 8
It’s back by popular demand! Purchase any meal plan and get an additional meal for FREE! That’s right… purchase the Faculty/Staff Starter Plan and get six meals instead of five, or purchase the Faculty/Staff Plus plan and get 26 meals instead of 25.
Offer available Wednesday, Feb. 6, Thursday, Feb. 7 and Friday, Feb. 8. Limit of two free additional meals during the promotion period. Purchase meal plans in the LakerCard Center with cash or credit/debit.
The Sixth Ogden/N.Y. Times First Amendment Essay Contest, Mar. 22
The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference at Clayton State University announces The Sixth Ogden/N.Y. Times First Amendment Essay Contest.
This is the sixth time that an award will be presented to a currently enrolled student for literary achievement in the area of First Amendment rights, and free speech, in particular. The award is named in memory of James H. Ogden, Jr., late husband of Professor Judith Stilz Ogden, who was a lifelong supporter of First Amendment Rights. It is underwritten by the N.Y. Times
Any currently enrolled undergraduate student is eligible. The authors of the first and second place papers will be required to present their papers at The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference on Mar. 22, at the National Archives at Atlanta.
This year’s topic is: “Should Corporations Have a Constitutional Right to Political Speech?”
The essay requirements:
Student submissions are limited to 2000 words, with a minimum of 750 words required.
Students should follow MLA or APA writing guidelines.
The Internet should not be the only source for the essay.
Wikipedia should not be used.
Reference to the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, and related U.S. Supreme Court cases is recommended.
The essay must be solely the work of the entrant.
Students must submit an electronic copy of the essay. It should be sent via email, and the email message should include the student’s name, address, phone number(s), and email address, to Professor Judith Ogden, 2013 Project Chair, College of Business, JudithOgden@clayton.edu.
Information about the student should appear nowhere on the essay, or the essay will be disqualified. The essay should be typed and double-spaced using 12-point font. Entries must be received by 5 p.m., E.S.T., on Feb. 22.
Legislative Update Now Online
The first issue of the 2013 Legislative Update is available for viewing at: http://www.usg.edu/legislative_update
Business Transactions Disclosure Statement
This year's State Business Transaction Disclosure Statement is now available. Board of Regents policy requires that information regarding the possible obligation to file the disclosure be distributed to all System employees each year. Georgia law requires that all public officials and employees disclose all required business transactions that occurred during the previous calendar year. The information must be electronically submitted by Jan. 31, 2013.
The website below explains who must report and what types of business transactions must be reported to the state.
If you do have an obligation to file please go to http://ethics.ga.gov/2011/06/state-business-transactions/
and follow the instructions.
You do not have to complete and file the State Business Transaction form if you determine that you did not have any business transactions with the state last year.
Alternate Link to GaView Desire2Learn
In the event that the SWAN portal goes down, faculty and students can use the following URL to access GaView Desire2Learn… http://clayton.view.usg.edu/
Clayton State Football Shirts Now at The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop is now stocking “Clayton State Football: Still Undefeated” t-shirts. They retail for $9.99 and are available for purchase now in The Loch Shop.
2013 Tax Status
In an effort to update employee records, we ask that all employees log into ADP Employee Self Service
to view and verify their current tax status. If the information needs to be updated, complete one or both of the forms listed below and return to HR for processing.
SmartPrint Now Supports MAC
It’s finally here! SmartPrint now supports MAC. Please visit http://www.clayton.edu/auxiliaries/smartprint/smartprintdownload
in order to download the print drivers to your MAC device.
Procurement Services Promises Purchasing Power Plus!
Great things are happening in Procurement Services!
The Clayton State Office of Procurement Services is preparing to enhance purchasing power throughout the campus. Look an announcement later this month in Laker Lines about the new purchasing limits.
And, that’s not all. To further serve our colleagues, Procurement Services will also be holding the University’s first Procurement Day as well as a Vendor Expo during the first quarter of 2013. Look for more information on these events in forthcoming Laker Lines.
Recreation & Wellness to Host “The Weight of the Nation,” Jan. 29
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness would like to invite all Clayton State University faculty, staff, and students to a weighty subject – a live screening of “The Weight of the Nation Series,” held in Student Activities Center Ballroom C on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This is a one-time event that seeks to promote awareness of the obesity epidemic and explore potential causes for why obesity is so prevalent in the America, especially the Southeast. Possible solutions for the obesity epidemic will also be addressed in the two hour program.
A panel of experts, exercise demos, raffles, snacks, and a screening of The Weight of the Nation bonus shorts will all be included in the program for the night. Attendees will have the opportunity to win several gift baskets from Kaiser Permanente. Faculty and Staff participating in the Lose to Win Incentive program can also gain four loss points for their team by attending the screening event.
The Weight of the Nation screening event is co-sponsored by the Clayton State University Wellness Council and Kaiser Permanente.
“The primary goal of The Weight of the Nation screening event is to raise awareness of the obesity epidemic and provide solutions for the problem,” says Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Fitness & Wellness for the Department of Recreation & Wellness. “We are looking forward to raising awareness for such a prevalent health concern and hope that we might be able to help someone through hosting the event.”
For more information on The Weight of the Nation screening event, contact Williamson at (678) 466-4975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Boots UK Sale at The Loch Shop, Through Jan. 31
Through Jan. 31, 2013, all Boots UK products will be featured at 25 percent off the retail price in The Loch Shop.
Boots is the UK’s most popular and trusted brand-name in skin care and makeup products.
No other discounts can be accommodated. Not valid on prior or future receipts.
Study Abroad Sign Ups: Deadline is Feb. 1
Time is running out for students to sign up for 2013 Maymester and Summer semester study abroad programs. The deadline for sign-ups is Feb. 1.
Director of International Programs John Parkerson and Assistant Director Cele Blair are available to visit classes, upon request, in order to provide a short, 10 minute information sessions about available programs. Parkerson and Blair can provide general overviews of all programs, or they can tailor the presentation to attract students from particular disciplines (e.g., speak to Biology students about the Tropical Ecology course in Costa Rica).
Students should consider the applicable deadlines in making their decisions: most important, many students may need to sign up for the programs and make deposits while they still have available financial aid.
Clayton State this year is offering a broad array of Clayton State Faculty-led study abroad programs for 2013, including the following:
Costa Rica -– “Tropical Ecology”
France – “Teacher Ed. – Language, Religion, and Immigration: Comparative Multiculturalism”
Haiti – “Nursing/Service Learning Study Abroad”
Italy – “Honors – Social Sciences” (spring break – enrollment is filled)
Jamaica – “Social Sciences and Caribbean Literature”
Mexico – Guadalajara – “Healthcare Spanish”
Panama — “International Business / Global Management”
Turkey – “International Business / Global Management”
Through Clayton State’s participation in USG consortia (European and Asia Councils), there are also summer semester programs to Scotland (Maymester); London; Waterford, Ireland; Madrid; St. Petersburg, Russia; Berlin; Paris; China and Korea.
For additional information, please consult the Office of International Programs website http://www.clayton.edu/international-programs/home
, or contact Parkerson or Blair.
Alumna Paula Fagerberg to Headline Early Music Concert, Feb. 1
The early-music ensemble Armonia Celeste performs on the Musica Sacra concert series at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta on Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, with a free pre-concert lecture on the group’s historical instruments and repertoire at 6:45 p.m. sponsored by The Atlanta Early Music Alliance. A reception will follow the concert.
The featured instrumentalists will include Armonia Celeste co-founder Dr. Lyle Nordstrom, the former head of the music department at Clayton State, and Atlanta-based historical harpist Paula Fagerberg, a 2000 graduate of Clayton State, who plays a rare copy of the c.1630 Barberini Baroque triple harp for this concert tour. Nordstrom, who is retired from teaching and now lives in Maryland, plays lutes and baroque guitar in the group. Armonia Celeste specializes in rarely heard repertoire from the Italian Renaissance and early Baroque.
The concert program, entitled “The Rebel Queen: Christina’s Swedish Court in Rome,” reflects the artistic life of Queen Christina of Sweden, a gender-bending, controversial figure in her time who abdicated the Swedish throne in 1654, shocking contemporary Europe.
No tickets are required for the performance at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree Street NE. The church also offers a dinner at 6 p.m., for $10/person. If you would like to attend the dinner as well, please make a reservation with Katharine Hamer at First Presbyterian: email@example.com or (404) 228-7732. (Reservations are not necessary for the lecture and concert.)
Library Hosts Fifth Annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (Volunteers Needed), Feb. 2
Clayton State University is hosting the Fifth Annual Metro Atlanta Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition with more than 500 folks on campus, we need your help!
We are in need of approximately 60 volunteers to serve as readers, score keepers, and other general volunteers. There will be training sessions on Friday afternoon, Feb. 1, at 4:00 p.m., and Saturday morning, Feb. 2, at 7:30 a.m. In addition, online training may be found at: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/hrrb/files/156A4B171A794D62AA7ED93F5546B2B2.pdf
All volunteers will need to be on campus by 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. The competition will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. Please come out and support our community. To volunteer, please contact Dr. Gordon Baker at (678) 466-4334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Homecoming Step Show, Feb. 7
The 2013 Homecoming Step Show will be held on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m., in the Athletics & Fitness Center. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Clayton State students/Greeks pay $5 in advance, and $7 at the door. Non-Clayton State students pay $8 in advance. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased from the Department of Campus Life (Suite 223, Student Activities Center), the UC Info Desk or any Clayton State Greek (Note: That’s Greek, not Geek.)
Clayton State students must show Laker ID to purchase a ticket at the student rate.
If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Campus Life at 678-466-5433 or email@example.com
Clayton State Homecoming 2013 to be Highlighted by Parade, Basketball Doubleheader, Feb. 9
Clayton State University’s annual Homecoming, where both students and alumni will gather to celebrate their dreams made real, is fast approaching. This year’s event, which will run from Monday, Feb. 4 to Saturday, Feb. 9, will be highlighted by the return of the Clayton State Homecoming Parade and a basketball doubleheader against Montevallo University. Also among the “Don’t Miss” events will be a 5K race and the Annual Alumni Breakfast – all on Saturday.
Various student-related activities will take place early in the week – Clayton State Idol (Feb. 4), the Annual Student Choice Awards (Feb. 5), a Hump Day Party and a faculty/student basketball game (athletic trainer John Zubal promises to stand by for that one) on Feb. 6, a Homecoming Step Show (Feb. 7) and the Homecoming Pep Rally and Bonfire on Friday. Feb. 8.
Even though the bonfire will be the day before, Homecoming will really get hot on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. with the 5K Run/Walk, “Run Clayton State.” The race will run entirely on the University’s campus, starting and finishing in front of the Harry S. Downs Center. Actually, check-in for the race will begin at 7:45 a.m. in front of the Downs Center with the race beginning at 9 a.m. All runners will receive a T-shirt and age group winners will be recognized with awards. A special grand prize will be awarded to the top female and male winners.
As an added bonus, the race will also include admission to come-one, come-all Annual Alumni Breakfast, which starts at 9:30 a.m., and runs to 11 a.m., also at the Harry S. Downs Center.
At the end of the breakfast, the Homecoming Parade will return for the first time since the fall of 2006. This year’s parade will be a first, as the parade will not be held on campus, but will start (at 11 a.m.) at the Morrow Municipal Complex and will run on Jonesboro Road to Clayton State Boulevard before turning on campus.
The parade will be followed by the Tailgate/Homecoming Festival, which will run from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the parking lot of the Student Activities Center. That’s a warm-up for a couple of high-level basketball games, which are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. In the first game, the Clayton State women, the 2011 NCAA Division II national champions and currently ranked fourth in the nation, will take on Montevallo. In the second game, the 2012 NCAA Division II runner-up Montevallo men will take on the Lakers in a 5:30 p.m. start. The men’s game will include the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen at halftime.
For more information, go to the Homecoming web page at www.clayton.edu/homecoming
Run Clayton State 5K Run/Walk, Feb. 9
The Clayton State Department of Athletics and the Atlanta Southside Runners, a local running club, will team up to hold the second 5K Run/Walk, “Run Clayton State.”
The race, which will take place in conjunction with Clayton State’s Homecoming festivities, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, and will run entirely on the University’s campus, starting and finishing in front of the Harry S. Downs Center.
Check-in for the race will begin at 7:45 a.m. in front of the Downs Center with the race beginning at 9 a.m. All runners will receive a T-shirt and age group winners will be recognized with awards. A special grand prize will be awarded to the top female and male winners. The race will also include admission to the Annual Alumni Breakfast, which starts at 9:30 a.m., also at the Harry S. Downs Center.
In addition, participants will receive complimentary tickets to the Saturday afternoon’s NCAA Division II women’s and men’s basketball games at Clayton State’s Athletics & Fitness Center. Clayton State’s women’s team will play Montevallo at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by the men’s game against Montevallo at 5:30 p.m.
The entry fee for the race is $15 per person with the registration fee increasing after Feb. 6 to $20 per person. The race day entry fee is $25. A family rate (minimum of three, maximum of six participants) is also available. The family rate is $40 and increases to $55 after Feb. 6. The race day family rate is $75. To be guaranteed a race T-shirt, participants must be registered by Feb. 1.
For more information about the 5K Race/Walk or to register online, please visit www.claytonstatesports.com\RunClaytonState
Proceeds from the race will benefit the fundraising efforts of the Clayton State Department of Athletics. Gifts — regardless of the size — support student- athlete success both on and off the playing fields, and helps Laker teams compete in the elite Peach Belt Conference of NCAA Division II.
The Homecoming Parade, Feb. 9
One of our featured events for this year’s Homecoming is the return of the Homecoming Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, starting promptly at 11 a.m. The parade will start at the Morrow Municipal Complex (Morrow City Hall) and proceed northbound on Hwy 54/Jonesboro Road, turning right on Clayton State Boulevard, and ending on campus in parking lots C & D. It is our hope that this will be an event that our campus and local community can participate in and be proud to support.
Student organizations and campus departments are encouraged to enter a unit in the parade. You may build a float, decorate a truck/car, walk with a banner or any other expression of creativity and originality you can think of — the choice is yours!
Please visit the Information Desks at the Student Activities Center (SAC) or the Baker Center to pick up your Homecoming Parade Packet. You may also visit the Campus Life website, www.clayton.edu/campus-life
to download the Parade Packet and the full Homecoming schedule. All parade entry forms are due by Friday, Jan. 25, to Natasha Hutson in Suite 223 upstairs in the Student Activities Center Administrative Suite.
Please do not hesitate to contact Hutson via email at NatashaHutson@clayton.edu
should you have questions or need additional information, or check out the Homecoming web page at www.clayton.edu/homecoming
We look forward to your participation in this event and a successful Homecoming 2013.
Recreation & Wellness to Host AFAA’s APEX Event, Feb. 8 to Feb. 10
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness is proud to host the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America’s (AFAA) semi-annual APEX event in the University’s Student Activities Center from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2013.
During APEX, AFAA, the world's largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator, offers certifications and workshops in multiple cities for the special price of only $99 per day, per program. The training is targeted to primary group exercise instructor and kickboxing instructors seeking certification for the first time, or renewing a certification.
The primary group exercise instructor certifications will take place on Friday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, while the kickboxing instructor certification will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
Registration is currently available on AFAA’s website http://www.afaa.com
by clicking on the APEX link and searching the Atlanta area.
For more information, please visit AFAA.com or contact Williamson at (678) 466-4975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Writer’s Reading Series Returns, Feb. 12
The Spring 2013 Visiting Writer’s Reading Series will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m., in room L-200 of the Library, featuring young adult fiction author Terra McVoy.
Women’s Forum Scholarships, Applications Due, Feb. 15
Clayton State Women’s Forum is accepting applications for the organization’s annual scholarship awards. Applications are due by Feb. 15. For more information visit http://www.clayton.edu/womens-forum/scholarships
or contact Dr. Angelyn Hayes. The Women’s Forum Scholarship Committee considers applications for the General Student Scholarship and for the Staff Member Professional Development Scholarship.
11th Annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference, Feb. 20
annual South Metro Development Outlook Conference (SMDO) will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Georgia International Convention Center located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse in College Park, Georgia. This year’s theme is Collaborate to Compete
Recognized as the largest event of its kind in south metropolitan Atlanta, SMDO will focus on critical topics of interest that impact growth in South Metro including Economic Forecasting, “Aerotropolis,” Economic Development, the film Industry and more! The Conference highlights the City of Atlanta and the following counties: Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, Spalding and South Fulton.
Admission is $40 early registration, $50 registration and $55 on-site registration. For more information visit www.smdoconference.com
or call (404) 684-7031.
Clayton State Academic Research Conference, Mar. 15
Clayton State’s Academic Research Conference will be held on Friday, Mar. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. Research. Made Real. Here’s your chance to learn about research from all academic departments on campus as presented by the University’s exceptional students. All students are welcome to apply.
Poster presentations will be made from noon to 2 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center. Oral presentations will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.
Go to www.clayton.edu/ARC2013
for more information.