Transplant Awareness Event, Apr. 3 Clayton State student Rosalynn Gresham needs a kidney transplant to win her battle against Lupus. And while that may make her unique among the student body, she is hardly the only person who needs that kind of help. On Wednesday, Apr. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, Clayton State Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Sarah Stein will be leading an information event to raise awareness about Gresham’s condition and provide people with the information they need to begin the testing process to be a donor. It’s an opportunity to get the word out on how people can get tested as a match for Gresham (or anyone else needing a transplant.)
April Laker Market Day, Apr. 4 Attention all Laker entrepreneurs, small business owners, student organizations and departments… the Department of Campus Life is pleased to announce our next Laker Market Day on Thursday, Apr. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. Laker Market Day is designed to allow vendors, student organizations and university departments the opportunity to sell their products or services to the Clayton State community. This unique opportunity will allow vendors direct contact with approximately 7,500 Clayton State students, faculty and staff. While Laker Market Day is open to outside vendors, we strongly support and encourage Clayton State student entrepreneurs to take advantage of this opportunity to market their businesses. Market day forms and policies can be found at http://www.clayton.edu/student-activities-center. Please submit your paperwork and payment (if applicable) to LaShanda Hardin in the Student Activities Center Suite 223 prior to close of business on Thursday Mar. 28. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact her at (678) 466-5470 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Six Flags College Night, Apr. 5 Here is an opportunity for Clayton State students, faculty and staff to enjoy Six Flags Over Georgia without the crowds! College Night is a “limited attendance” event. College Night tickets sales are restricted to colleges and universities. Significantly discounted ticket savings of up to 43 percent off of a general admission ticket. Exclusive use of the park for College Night guests from 7 p.m. to midnight. The College Night ticket is also valid during daytime hours (10:30 a.m. to 7p.m.) while the park is open to the general public. College Night guests must pick up a wristband at Six Flags ticket booths prior to entry. All College Night guests must be wearing wristband to stay in the park after 7 p.m. Season Passes are not valid and College Night tickets will not be sold at the gate. College Night tickets can be upgraded to a Season Pass for $29.99+tax per pass. All-You-Can-Eat Picnic Special: Your guests can purchase a package that includes an All-You-Can-Eat Picnic, including hot dogs, chicken fillet sandwiches, two side dishes, ice cream and Coca-Cola beverages. Serving time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (serving time may be extended depending on the number of catered packages sold) Online purchase instructions: Step 1: Go to sixflags.com Step 2: Pick a park – Six Flags Over Georgia Step 3: Go to PromoCode Box in upper right hand corner Step 4: Enter the following the promo code: college02 Then press 'GO' to purchase your tickets Costs: Picnic Package (Admission + Meal Ticket) $36 per person Admission-Only Package $26 per person Clayton State Opera Presents Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse, Apr. 5 and Apr. 6 in Spivey Hall The 2013 production of the Clayton State Opera, Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse, Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic parody of the Victorian gothic romance novel, opens in the University’s Spivey Hall on Friday, Apr. 5, with a 7:30 p.m. performance. A second performance is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 6, also in Spivey Hall at 7:30 p.m. Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse is conducted by Dr. Richard Bell, with choreographer Kathleen Kelly, and presented by the Clayton State Department of Visual and Performing Arts/Division of Music. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for students. Clayton State faculty, staff, and students are free with their Laker Card. According to Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, coordinator of the Music Division, Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse features a beautiful orphaned heroine, a shy suitor with a secret, a sailor whose heart isn’t quite as golden as it appears, a lovelorn girl driven to madness, a wicked baronet, a family curse, a haunted ancestral manor and all the other elements of a brooding story by Brontë or Poe or Stoker are turned topsy-turvy by the sharp wit of Gilbert and the effervescent music of Sullivan. Menace becomes hilarity, wrongs are righted, and even the ancestral specter gets to live happily ever after. Obviously, a dream made real. Reynolds Nature Preserve Wild Azalea Festival, Apr. 6 Reynolds Nature Preserve’s annual Wild Azalea Festival will be held this Saturday, Apr. 6, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Reynolds Nature Preserve, 5665 Reynolds Rd., Morrow. Enjoy guided hikes, live animal shows, nature center exhibits, face painting, native azalea showcases, hands on workshops, informational booths from local environmental organizations and much more! The “more” part also includes Clayton State faculty and students participating in service learning projects. Dr. Barbara Musolf and Tri Beta members will provide educational material about invasive plants and Dr. Christopher Kodani and students will present an adopt-a-stream protocol. Dr. Jere Boudell will do a presentation on stream restoration and her SEEDS students will discuss ecology and ecological issues. This event is FREE and shuttle service will be provided from Babb Middle School. Visit claytonparks.com or call (770) 603-4188 for details. Former Laker Golfer Nelson to Compete in ‘”Tough Mudder” Event to Raise Money for Zac Bradley Fund, Apr. 6 Clayton State University golfer Clark Nelson finished up his collegiate career last fall, and now as he works to complete his degree, the native of Scotland has picked up a new sport that is about as opposite as golf as possible. Instead of strolling down a well-manicured and peaceful golf course on a spring afternoon, Nelson will compete in a new type of running event, called a “Tough Mudder.” Designed by British Special Forces to test your all-around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie, Tough Mudder events are described as hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses. Nelson will compete in a Tough Mudder event on Saturday, Apr. 6 in Augusta, Ga. Another element of Tough Mudder events is that participants often compete in them to raise money for charitable organizations. As a fellow Laker student-athlete with Zac Bradley, Nelson has decided that the proceeds from him competing in the race will be donated to help the Zac Bradley Fund. Bradley continues to bare expenses that insurance does not cover. Individuals interested in sponsoring Nelson in the Tough Mudder race and giving to Bradley can give through the Help Hope Live Foundation in honor of Zac Bradley. Go to http://www.helphopelive.org/find-a-patient/profile/index.cfm/patient/4020DEAA-D857-4104-4651614FF6509D6A to give online. For more information on sponsoring Nelson and giving to the Zac Bradley Fund, contact Gid Rowell, assistant athletic director of external relations at email@example.com or (678) 466-4681.
Dr. Karen Weaver Dr. Karen Weaver, associate professor of Nursing in the Clayton State University College of Health, died at her home on Sunday evening, Mar. 31, at 10:30 p.m., after a year-and-a-half long battle with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded and supported by her loving and devoted family. There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony held at the Clayton State University School of Nursing in the near future. Details on the celebration will follow. Her remains will be donated to medical research, therefore the Celebration at the School of Nursing will be the only official service for her. It will occur before the semester ends. Faculty/Staff Awards Ceremony, Apr. 23 The Clayton State University Faculty-Staff 2013 Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 23, in Spivey Hall at 2 p.m. Please place this on your calendar and let your departments know about the event. Specifically, Human Resources needs to know of anyone in your area that is planning on retiring this year. We want to be able to recognize them during the program and present them with their retirement award. Your assistance with gathering this information will be greatly appreciated. Please let Leon Wheeler know via email as soon as you can. We will be ordering the plaques around the middle of March. If you have any questions, please let us know. Years of Service May be found here: Service Awards for 2013 The finalists for the 2013 Alice Smith Faculty Award are: from the College of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Susan Copeland and Dr. Erica Gannon; from the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences, Dr. Kelli Nipper; from the College of Health, Dina Swearngin; and from the College of Business, Dr. James Keebler. The finalists for the 2013 Alice Smith Staff Award are: from the Office of Financial Aid, Patricia Barton; from Procurement Services, Marcia Jones; from Athletics Pat Keane, from Department of Facilities Management, Jivaro Lovett; and from the Office of Network and Enterprise Services, Dan Newcombe. Who’s Who in HR In the next week or so we will start our search process for a new HR Director. In the interim, VP Corlis Cummings wanted to provide faculty and staff with the names of the HR staff and list their respective duties. Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues as we transition. If you need assistance, please feel free to call these individuals directly. Angela Free, Manager of Benefits & Compensation Angela Free <AngelaFree@mail.clayton.edu> Office: (678) 466-4233 | Fax: (678) 466-4239 Responsibility Areas: Angela is responsible for all Compensation and Benefits related functions including Retirees benefits. Keevia Jackson, Human Resource Specialist Keevia Jackson <KeeviaJackson@mail.clayton.edu> Office: (678) 466-4236 | Fax: (678) 466-4239 Responsibility Areas: Keevia’ s responsibilities include all ADP employee processing. New hire paperwork processing and verification such as conducting background checks, e-verify verification and compliance, I-9 verification and compliance, as well as payroll functions including direct deposit, salary and pay entries/corrections. Faculty budget entries/corrections. Albertina Robinson, Manager of Recruitment and Training Albertina Robinson <AlbertinaRobinson@mail.clayton.edu> Office: (678) 466-4238 | Fax: (678) 466-4239 Responsibility Areas: Tina is responsible for recruitment (onboarding, off-boarding, offer letters, performance evaluations, salary negotiations, administrative overrides) PeopleAdmin (applicant selection, tracking, job descriptions, and working with search committees) Compensation (payroll reconciliation, budget, job description and qualification review, payroll adjustments) Training which includes facilitation and coordination of mandatory trainings for employees Leon Wheeler, HRMS Coordinator Leon Wheeler (LeonWheeler@mail.clayton.edu) Office: (678) 466-4234 | Fax: (678) 466-4239 Responsibility Areas: Leon is responsible for HR Systems Support (ADP, MSS, eTime), Ad Hoc Reports (ADP Reporting) and Workflow. Nikia Yallah, Human Resource Specialist Nikia Yallah <NikiaYallah@mail.clayton.edu> Office: (678) 466-4230 | Fax: (678) 466-4239 Responsibility Areas: Nikia is responsible for HRIS/HRMS Support (Assisting HRMS Coordination), Recruitment & Training Support (Assisting Rec. &Training Manager), Benefits Support (Assisting Benefits Manager), Compliance (Policies, procedures, handbook, etc.), Forms Management, Records Management, HR Web Maintenance, TAP, Unemployment, Employee Relations, EEO, as well as Student Assistant and Work Study Matters. Call for Volunteers – “Letter from Birmingham Jail” 50th Anniversary Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the day that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began writing his iconic “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” In celebration, the Department of Campus Life, in collaboration with the Clayton State Library will host public readings of this historic document on Main Street of the James M. Baker University Center throughout the day. Campus Life is looking for volunteers who would like to read aloud short selections from the letter at various time blocks throughout the day. Your participation is vital to the success of this event and will serve as a public demonstration that Dr. King’s ideals live on and that the fight against injustice continues. This event is free and open to the public. To volunteer as a reader, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/MLKLetterSignup before Wednesday, Apr. 10. If you have any questions, or need any additional information, feel free to contact LaShanda Hardin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Erin Nagel at email@example.com for more information. Polopalooza at the Loch Shop It’s Polopalooza at the Loch Shop – all Clayton State polos are now $9.99! We have a full sizes range from XS to 5XL in white, blue, orange and grey in multiple styles. We also have discounted Bargain Books to under $3 a book and selected Boots products are on sale from $4 to $8. While supplies last, so hurry in and grab yours today. Loch Shop Closed, Apr. 23 The Loch Shop will be closed on Tuesday, Apr. 23 for staff development. We will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, Apr. 24 at 8 a.m. Fiscal Year End 2013 Deadlines Bids posted by Clayton State, not on State contract: • Apr. 12, 2013 Last bid opening date for FY13 purchases. Purchase Requisitions Submitted to Procurement Services: • May 1, 2013 All purchases requiring a purchase order. Anything requested after this date must be approved by Budget & Finance. P-Card Cutoff Dates: • May 6, 2013 Last day to use the P-card so the purchases will be posted to the May 2013 Visa statement (received in June). Any purchases on future statements will be charged to fiscal year 2014. Budget Amendment Requests: • May 10, 2013 All budget amendments for FY 2013 submitted to Scott McElroy. Check Request and Travel Reimbursement Deadlines: • June 1, 2013 Last day the Travel and Expense module will be available for reimbursement requests for fiscal year 2013. • May 1, 2013 Last day to submit all check requests with appropriate documentation for FY2013 for funds 10000, 10500 and 10600. Cost Transfer: • June 14, 2013 Last day to submit a request to transfer costs between E & G and Sponsored. Expense Correction: • June 14, 2013 Last day to submit a request to correction to a charge posted against your budget. Any questions, please contact Marcia Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 4280.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month The Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center (SCSAC), the Clayton State University Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Clayton State University chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, will host the Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month during April 2013. Events for the month include the Clothes Line Project, the Clothes Line Project T-Shirt Drive, Bringing in the Bystander: Bystander Intervention Training, and Take Back the Night. The Clothesline Project will run from Apr. 8 to Apr. 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center. The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women, men, and children. Clayton State students, faculty and staff will decorate shirts to represent victim’s experience to share the experiences of one in three females and one in seven males. To effectively make The Clothesline Project a success Psi Chi is asking everyone to dig through their linens and donate lightly-used, plain-colored T-Shirts for the Clothesline Project. White T-Shirts are preferred, but any plain colored T-Shirt would be helpful and beneficial. T-Shirts can be dropped off at Dr. Pinar Gurkas’ office, room 109 of the Clayton State Natural & Behavioral Sciences Building. Honors Convocation, Apr. 8 The Annual Clayton State University Academic Honors Convocation will take place at noon on Monday, Apr. 8 in Spivey Hall. Award presentations and recognitions will be made by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Micheal Crafton (Dean's List), Honors Program Director Dr. Adam Tate, Deans Drs. Nasser Momayezi, Michael Deiss, Lisa Eichelberger and Lila Roberts, President Dr. Thomas J. "Tim" Hynes (Chancellor's Award nominees and Academic Achievement awards), and Clayton State University Foundation Vice Chairman Leonard Moreland (Foundation Academic Excellence awards). Jennifer M. Rosenbaum , the Chancellor's Academic Recognition Award recipient, will speak. Middle Grade Education Information Session, Apr. 9 The Department of Teacher Education’s next Middle Grade Education Information Session will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 9, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Arts & Science Building. room G-127. Clayton State Jazz Combo to Play Outdoor Concert, Apr. 10 The Clayton State Jazz Combo will be playing a free outdoor concert on Wednesday, Apr. 10. The Jazz Combo will be performing starting at noon at the Eugene Lawson Amphitheater, located on the Clayton State campus between the James M. Baker University Center and Spivey Hall. The Clayton State Theatre’s Spring 2013 Production, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Apr. 11, Apr. 13, Apr. 18, Apr. 19 “To speak frankly I am not in favor of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other’s character before marriage, which I think is never advisable” – Lady Bracknell That’s just a small dose of humor from Clayton State Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde’s most successful play. This play pokes fun at the English aristocracy of the late 19th Century. Through its witty humor, the play takes you on a journey of discovery in hopes of finding out the “vital importance of being earnest.” The on-campus performance dates in the Clayton State Theatre for “The Importance of Being Earnest,” are as follows… Apr. 11, 13, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $5; Clayton State students are admitted free with their Laker ID. Phone and Voicemail Upgrades Apr. 11 On April 11, 2013 at 9pm, Network and Enterprise Services (OITS) will be upgrading the University Avaya VoIP system and Voice mail to the newest versions. In performing the upgrade of the voicemail system, a backup will be performed on April 10th, any voicemails received on April 11th will not be restored to the new system. By end of business on April 11th, we ask that you check all voice mails and make notes. Our goal is to minimize the impact to the University, we will be performing checks in each department on Friday, April 12th to insure that you phones are working properly and are able to retrieve your voicemails. Thank you Network and Enterprise Services SBDC Starting Your Business Workshop, Apr. 11 The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting Your Business Workshop” on Thursday, Apr. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce in McDonough. If you are considering starting a small business, and want to make your dream real, this workshop is a crucial first step. Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop is one of the most important decisions to make prior to opening a business. A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs," and other handouts are provided. The cost of the workshop is $69 per person, with a 50 percent discount for current Clayton State students, faculty and staff, who should contact Heather Chaney for discount code. Also, there is 50 percent off each additional person who registers with an individual when the first person pays the full fee of $69 (discounts cannot be combined). To register, go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=1d179756-bf81-429d-ab9e-43dd7efc95b7&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=114486. School of Nursing to Host Annual Cultural Diversity Conference, Apr. 11 The School of Nursing at Clayton State University, via its federal 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 the School of Nursing. The conference will be held on Thursday, Apr. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon in Student Activities Center Ballrooms, A, B and C. Although the conference is directed to Clayton State faculty and students, the public is invited to attend on a space-available basis. Registration will close once seating capacity has been reached, and all registrants must be confirmed (via an attendance roster) prior to attending the event. To register, go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4JwR7ZXdEeTJict. The keynote speaker will be Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary (1989-1993), president emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine, and chairman of the board of the National Health Museum in Atlanta. Sullivan will be speaking on “Eliminating Health Disparities in the United States” and will be reviewing health of the U.S. population, including disparities in health status and in access to health care, describing the strategies which are effective in decreasing disparities in health status, noting economic impact of health disparities, and articulating the role of racial, ethnic and cultural diversity in meeting health care challenges in America. Also speaking will be Rick Zoucha, Ph.D., RN, associate professor at the Duquesne University School of Nursing. Zoucha will be speaking on “Understanding the concepts of cultural confianza in Mexican Americans: Listening to the Voice of La Raza.” Clayton State University/Southern Crescent Symphony Concert, Apr. 12 The Southern Crescent Symphony and the Clayton State University Orchestra will present their final concert of the season on Friday, Apr. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Spivey Hall. Clayton State faculty members Betul Soykan and Nan Kemberling will join the orchestra for the Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra by Frederick Delius. Also on the program will be works by Elgar, Saint-Saens and Vaughn-Williams. The Southern Crescent Youth Orchestra, conducted by Kathy Saucier, will also be featured. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students and free for Clayton State faculty, staff and students) and may be obtained through the Spivey Hall Box Office or at the door. Violinist Betul Soykan received her training at the Izmir Conservatory in Turkey and the Conservatoire Bern in Switzerland. As the winner of the Conservatoire’s concerto competition, she performed the Barber Violin Concerto with the Bern Symphony. She is the founder of the Atlanta Strings Conservatory and violin instructor at Clayton State University. Cellist Nan Kemberling studied extensively with well-known cellist and pedagogue, Martha Gerschefski and did further study at the San Francisco Conservatory. She is the principal cellist with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and is on the faculty of the Georgia Academy of Music and Clayton State University. She is a regular performer as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the Atlanta area. Clayton State Biology Department Eminent Speakers Series, Apr. 12 Presentations for the Clayton State University’s Biology Department’s Eminent Speaker Series are scheduled for Friday, Apr. 12, and Friday, Apr. 19, in each case in room 107 of the Laboratory Annex Building (The L.A.B.) on the Clayton State campus. All presentations will start at 2 p.m., and last until approximately 3:30 p.m. On Apr. 12, Emory University School of Medicine Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Toby Schonfeld, will speak on, “Ethics in Research.” Schonfeld is also director, Master of Arts in Bioethics, Center for Ethics; and co-director, Program for Scholarly Integrity, Laney Graduate School. Finally, on Apr. 19, Dr. Rick McCann, director, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, and associate professor of biochemistry at the Mercer University School of Medicine, will speak on “Cell Adhesion Assemblies and the Origins of Animal Multicellularity.” Clayton State SBDC PlanSmart at the Fayette Chamber. Apr. 12 Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has announced a new series of classes, PlanSmart, to be held at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. PlanSmart will consist of three classes, held on Mar. 15, Apr. 12 and May 17. The cost is $69 per class, or $150 for the entire series. A $10 Fayette Chamber member discount is available for either individual classes or the entire series, and breakfast is provided for all three classes. The second class is “Finding & Refining Competitive Advantage.” Scheduled for Friday, Apr. 12, it will also run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber. The class will look at finding, measuring and developing competitive advantage and making unique aspects of a business part of a marketing message. The third class, “Pricing for Profit” will be on Friday, May 17 and will focus on better pricing tactics and strategies and matching customer pricing behaviors with pricing strategies. This class is also from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber. To register, go to www.georgiasbdc.org, or call (678) 466-5100. Dr. Hynes to Appear on Atlanta Community Profiles Radio Show, Apr. 13 Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes will be a guest on the radio show Atlanta Community Profiles next month. The program will be recorded on Tuesday, Apr. 9 for broadcast on Saturday, Apr. 13 at 2 p.m. on Talk920AM. Hynes was invited to appear on Atlanta Community Profiles by Louis A. Wieland, Jr., president of Community Profiles, the official relocation magazines for FMLS that are distributed by realtors and many Chambers of Commerce throughout the metro area. Hynes’ interview will be focused on discussing Clayton State University in general. The show will also be posted on the web site, atlantacommunityprofiles.com for the next year.
Clayton State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Summer 2013 – Now Accepting Applications Deadline Apr. 15 The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application acceptance status is now open for the summer 2013 semester. The application submission deadline is Apr. 15. Please forward your completed and signed System Wide TAP Applications to the Department of Human Resources. For more information on TAP eligibility, policy, and procedures or a list of all USG/BOR institutions please go to:
Clayton State Library Holding Used Book Sale, Apr. 15 The Clayton State University Library will be holding a used book sale from Monday, Apr. 15 through Thursday, Apr. 18. The book sale, which is open to the public as well as Clayton State students, faculty and staff, will be held on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, across from Jazzman’s Cafe. Hardback books are $5 each or five for $20. Paperbacks are $2.50 each or three for $5. Everything from coffee table books to steamy romances will be available. Browse among histories and mysteries; science and biographies. Discounts will be added later in the week, but shop early for the best selection. All proceeds will go to support Clayton State library services and resources. Women’s Forum Luncheon to Feature Special Guest Speaker Ashley Vicos, Apr. 16 The Clayton State Women’s Forum luncheon on Tuesday, Apr. 16 will feature a special guest speaker, Clayton State alumnus and Food Network star Ashley Vicos. The luncheon will run from noon to 1:30 p.m., in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center. Vicos is a resident of Henry County who has been professionally decorating cakes for 14 years. She owns “Sweet Ashley’s” a private baking studio in McDonough specializing in custom cake work. The star of her won reality TV show on the Food Network, “Have Cake Will Travel,” Vicos has also been featured on other Food Network shows as well as on TLC, CBS and NBC. An R.S.V.P. for the Women’s Forum Luncheon is required by Monday, Apr. 8 to Dolores Cox at (678) 466-4467 or email@example.com. The cost of the luncheon (which includes Caesar Salad and meat and vegetable lasagna) is $13.50. Annual Service Awards, Apr. 23 Clayton State University will gather on Tuesday, Apr. 23 in Spivey Hall to honor faculty and staff with the annual Service Awards ceremony. This year will also celebrate the 19th annual announcement of the Alice J. Smith award winners. The event will begin at 2 p.m., followed with a light reception. It’s also time to nominate staff members for the Alice Smith Staff Award. Eligible nominees are full-time, benefited staff members with at least one year of credible service to the University, who do not have faculty status. The nomination form is available at https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8raVgKrr0Z4Ney9. You may complete the form and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may print the form and return via campus mail to Heidi Benford – Library Department. The deadline to submit your nomination(s) is Wednesday, Mar. 6. Lunch and Learn… Technology in the Classroom, Apr. 24 The Department of Teacher Education would like to help educate you on the use of technology in the classroom. Dr. Steve Smith is offering some sessions to Education faculty, but Dr. Ruth Caillouet thought that others of the faculty and staff might also be interested. These will be hands-on sessions meant to help the novice as well as the more experienced folks share ideas. So, bring your lunch and come learn with us. All of the sessions will be held in the Teacher Education Resource Room during the activity period. Feel free to drop in for five minutes or stay as long as you like. Wednesday, Apr. 24 Mondopads, Document Cameras, and Web Conferencing, noon to 12:45 p.m.