Volume 7, #42
“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.”
VP External Relations Candidate Visiting Campus, Apr. 11
Vice President for External Relations candidate William Kirschke will be visiting campus next week. He will make a presentation to campus at 1:30 p.m. in room UC 260 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Kirschke was vice president for Institutional Advancement at the American University in Bulgaria from 2008 to 2011, and vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement & president of the Montana Tech Foundation of the University of Montana from 2002 to 2006. He also was director of fundraising/deputy development director at The University of Nottingham in Nottingham, England, from 1998 to 2001.
College of Arts & Sciences to Hold Annual Honors Convocation, Apr. 11
The College of Arts and Sciences at Clayton State University will be holding its Annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday, Apr. 11, starting at 11:30 a.m., in the ballroom of the University’s Student Activities Center. Light refreshments will be provided after the event, which is expected to take approximately one hour.
Campus Open Budget Meeting, Apr. 20
As is now usual practice, we will be holding a campus wide open budget meeting before sending materials to the University System Office.
The meeting is scheduled on Friday, Apr. 20, at 9 a.m. in Lecture Hall Room 12. There were literally few if any alternatives for the timing of this session, given a variety of schedule conflicts, and the requirement that the institution’s budget must be sent to the Board Office by month’s end. It was also necessary to have the list of possible new funding requests vetted by the Planning and Budget Advisory Committee prior to an open meeting. Waiting until that time will allow discussion of that group’s first take on priority recommendations for the coming year for new funding initiatives. It will also give us time to reflect on the connections between present budget uses and new budget requests, and the strategic plan.
If you have not seen the very excellent summary of details associated with the “budget process,” you might consider glancing at http://www.clayton.edu/budget/budgetprocess
. This provides an excellent reminder of the many steps associated with the budget process in our role as a member of the University System of Georgia.
Disability Resource Center Final Exam Scheduling Spring 2012 Information for Faculty
Due to the greatly increased number of students that we are serving, the Disability Resource Center will need to slightly adjust our final exam scheduling in order to serve all students with disabilities who are requesting approved testing accommodations.
Test security and academic integrity will, without question, continue to be a priority for the Center. However, this minor schedule adjustment, will allow us to maximize the use of our limited testing space and appropriately accommodate most students during our regular business hours.
Students will now be scheduled for either a morning block, for courses whose final exams are scheduled prior to 12:30 p.m., or an afternoon testing block, for courses whose final exams are scheduled at 12:30 p.m. or later. The morning block will have a student reporting/check-in time of 8 a.m., with exams starting no later than 8:30 a.m. The afternoon block will have a student reporting/check-in time of 12:15 p.m., and a starting time of no later than 12:30 p.m. Final exams for students approved for accommodations are administered on the same day as the rest of the class is tested unless there is a logistical conflict, in which case a reasonable alternative will be negotiated with the professor.
We ask your assistance in providing exams to our office as early as possible prior to the start time of the exam so that we have sufficient time to register receipt of the exam, print it, convert it to an alternate text format, if necessary and/or install it on a computer where it can be accessed using appropriate assistive technology.
Faculty administration instructions are a critical part of our process and can be securely submitted by using the DRC –electronic Test Administration Form (e-TAF), or by printing, completing and submitting a paper form by fax or hand delivery. Both TAF options can be accessed on our website at http://www.clayton.edu/disability/testadministrationform.
For your convenience, you may e-mail exams to DisabilityResourceCenter@clayton.edu
or fax them to us securely at 678-466-5467
. Faculty members may also choose to personally deliver exams to our office and/or retrieve them once completed.
As always, we strive to maintain a partnership with faculty in support of student success that is in keeping with the mission of the university. We welcome your feedback so that we may effectively carry out our responsibilities of providing equal access for students while supporting academic integrity. Should you have any questions or comments that would assist in this goal, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
The Library and the Chronicle of Higher Education
The Clayton State Library now has a campus wide site license for the “Chronicle of Higher Education.” The official start date was Friday, Mar. 30.
The content is on and ready to use from all campus locations. We are working to make it available off campus. You can access it off campus using the VPN connection.
In addition to the Chronicle of Higher Education we also added the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Here are the basic web addresses: http://chronicle.com
TAP Summer 2012 Deadline Approaching
The Tuition Assistant Program (TAP) Summer 2012 application deadline is Apr. 15, 2012. Please forward your completed Systemwide TAP Application Form
to the Human Resource Department for processing.
- The tuition assistance program is available to full time benefits-eligible employees of the USG who have successfully completed at least six months of employment in a benefits-eligible position, as of the date of the TAP application deadline for the desired academic semester.
- An employee will be required to go through the regular student admissions process, prior to applying for TAP; and
- an employee must complete a TAP application for each semester in attendance.
An employee may seek approval to enroll in up to nine (9) academic semester credit hours for each of the three designated semester periods: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and Summer Semester.
TAP Application Deadlines
The following University System of Georgia TAP application deadlines will apply to all University System of Georgia institutions: (If any of these dates fall on a holiday or on a weekend, the application deadline will be the last business day prior to the dates identified.)
- Fall Semester – July 15
- Spring Semester – Nov. 15
- Summer Semester – Apr. 15
For more information: http://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits/tuition_assistance_program_tap/
CID Apple Workshops, Apr. 25
The Center for Instructional Development is sponsoring the following Apple Workshop/Seminars on Apr. 25, in UC-138. These workshops will be presented by Andre Vlajk, our Apple HigherEd Account Manager. To sign up, click on the title of the workshop.
Tips and Tricks on the iPad
(10 a.m. – 11 a.m.) - The workshop is designed to show ways to more efficiently use your iPad in education. The seminar is designed to be sharing and interactive so bring a tip/workflow/app if you have one to share. The target audience is higher education iPad users that are either users or planning on using an iPad.
Beyond Textbooks: Creating textbooks, distributing via new iTunes U, and access textbooks on the new iBooks
(11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.) - Apple recently announced three digitally transformative tools - iBook Author, iTunes U app and iBooks 2. Learn about the significance of this digital transformation and how it will be applied in education. The target audience is higher education faculty, staff, administrators, and leaders.
Accessibility: Reaching all Learners
(1 p.m. – 2 p.m.) - We will offer a tour of software and hardware accessibility features designed to accommodate students with disabilities. The Target Audience is those that are responsible for ADA compliance as well as any educators that are interested in learning how to reach all learners. This session, delivered by Chris Dunbar, senior systems engineer with Apple Education, is entitled "Accessibility: Reaching all Learners" and will include:
Join Outdoor Adventure on a Backpacking Trip to Talladega National Forest
- A tour of software and hardware accessibility features designed to accommodate students with disabilities
- A short history of Apple and Accessibility features
- An overview of Mac features for differing abilities
- VoiceOver (the spoken interface built in to every Mac and most Apple devices)
- Braille support iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Same device for any type of student
- Closed Caption topics
- Video chat for sign language (iChat and FaceTime)
- Content and apps for special education resources and profiles
- Demonstration of accessibility features, including new features of iOS 5 and Mac OSX Lion Q&A
Thick hardwood forests, sunny rock outcrops, hidden waterfalls, and the southern edge of the Appalachians make Talladega National Forest prime country for hikers, bobcats, turkeys, and deer.
Join Outdoor Adventure on this backpacking trip that offers something for both beginner and experienced backpackers. All backpacking and camping gear is provided. Sign up at the front desk of the Student Activities Center (SAC).
Destination: Talladega National Forest, Ala.
Date: Friday-Sunday, Apr. 20-22, 2012
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com
Clayton State’s New “Mystery” Customer Service Initiative
Clayton State University continues to strive toward excellent customer service and this fiscal year has launched a new mystery shopper initiative.
Clayton State’s Customer Service Team worked together to implement this beginning in the fall 2011 semester. The areas of focus are: Dining Services, The Loch Shop, Recreation and Wellness, and The HUB.
“The purpose of each program will be to use individual customer experiences to provide in-depth, qualitative feedback that can be used to supplement existing customer measurement tools,” says Carolina Amero, Clayton State’s assistant vice president of Auxiliary & Administrative Services.
Each area is offering incentives to participating faculty, staff, and students with the mystery shopper program.
“For the Dining Hall, we offer our mystery diner a meal and a meal for a friend to evaluate their service, their options and quality of the experience. Then the mystery diner completes an online survey that gives us quality and detailed feedback,” says Amero. For the Loch Shop, mystery shoppers are given a $10 gift card to spend in the store.
Both Amero and the HUB’s Shannon Thomas are looking for new mystery shoppers. Qualified participants must be a current student, faculty or staff member. Those interested in participating in the mystery shopper program for The Loch Shop or Dining Hall are asked to contact Amero at CarolinaAmero@clayton.edu
. Those interested in participating with The Hub as a mystery client, are asked to contact Thomas at ShannonThomas@clayton.edu
The Loch Shop’s “Spring Into Reading” Sale
The Loch Shop has ordered new bargain books for spring and summer, which means old stock has to go. Numerous bargain titles are now marked for clearance at $1.Many new and recent release books are also on sale for 50 percent off retail price, including former Book of the Week and Christmas Catalog titles. The Spring Into Reading Sale runs through Friday, Apr. 13.
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!
President Hynes to Facilitate Talk on the Debt Deal, Apr. 12
Clayton State University’s partnership with the New York Times
continues on Thursday, Apr. 12, with a New York Times Talk facilitated by Clayton State President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes.
From 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in room 152 of Clayton Hall, Hynes will facilitate a New York Times talk titled, “Who Killed the Debt Deal?” Hynes asks those planning to attend to skim the following article; http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/magazine/obama-vs-boehner-who-killed-the-debt-deal.html?_r=1&ref=magazine
A free lunch will be provided to all of those who RSVP to Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joe Corrado at firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than Wednesday, Apr. 11, at 3 p.m. As is the case with all New York Times Talks, this event is free and open to the public.
Nursing Workforce Diversity Conference, Apr. 12
Clayton State University’s School of Nursing (SoN), via its Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, is preparing to host its Annual Cultural Diversity Conference. The conference, for Clayton State nursing faculty, staff and students, will take place on Thursday, Apr. 12, from 9 a.m. until noon in the Student Activities Center ballroom. There will be overflow seating in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center with a live stream of the event.
The keynote speech by Dr. David Satcher, 16th
surgeon general of the United States, will address and identify the healthcare needs of the greater Atlanta area and the State of Georgia, recognizing the impact of diversity on healthcare outcomes, and discuss applying strategies for improving the healthcare of diverse populations.
Dr. Karla Larson will also speak on recognizing the origin of bias, prejudice and stereotypes, understanding the role a diverse nursing presence plays in addressing health disparities in America, and applying the principles of delivering culturally sensitive care to the changing demographics of the American patient population.
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.
Poet Ed Pavlic to Read at Clayton State, Apr. 12
Poet Ed Pavlic will be the next reader in Clayton State University’s Visiting Writers Reading Series. Pavlic will be reading on Thursday, Apr. 12, at 7 p.m., in the Atrium of the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow.
The event is free to the public and is sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of English and is under the direction of Dr. Brigitte Byrd, associate professor of English.
Pavlić’s most recent books are “But Here Are Small Clear Refractions”
(Achebe Center, Bard College, 2009), “Winners Have Yet to be Announced: A Song for Donny Hathaway” (UGA P, 2008) and “Labors Lost Left Unfinished” (UPNE, 2006). His other books are “Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue” (Copper Canyon P, 2001) and “Crossroads Modernism” (U Minn P, 2002).
Clayton County – Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Exposition, Apr. 12
The Clayton County Board of Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response will host the first-ever Clayton County – Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Exposition on Thursday, Apr. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow.
In an effort to partner with the community to make Clayton County more resilient to potential disasters, the Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) will sponsor the first-ever Clayton County – Community Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Seminar.
This free, educational seminar will feature guest commentary from more than a dozen experts from the business and religious communities, public health, private healthcare, elderly care, public safety, and educational institutions.
The key purposes of the seminar are to provide an opportunity for Clayton County’s public and private sectors to collaborate on disaster preparedness and response, to teach families, businesses, and organizations how to assist themselves and the community before, during, and after a disaster, and to introduce people to the concepts of Community Resiliency and the Emergency Preparedness Coalitions.
Clayton State Athletics to Raise Money for Make-A-Wish Foundation, Apr. 13
One of the community engagement projects endorsed by both the NCAA and the Peach Belt Conference is the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. With that in mind, Clayton State University student-athletes will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Make-A-Wish-Foundation® on Friday, Apr. 13, with a car wash from noon to 5 p.m., at the Rocky’s Pizza on Lake Harbin Drive in Morrow, Ga.
The Clayton State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has set this year’s fundraising goal for Make-A-Wish at $1,500. To meet this objective, each Clayton State sports team is selling donation cards that can be redeemed at the car wash on Friday. With a minimum donation of five dollars, each individual will get both a car wash coupon and a coupon to Rocky’s Pizza, a long-time supporter of Clayton State athletics.
Cash is accepted as well as checks. All checks can be made out to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. All proceeds will benefit the local Georgia & Alabama Chapter of Make-A-Wish.
GeorgiaVIEW Maintenance, Apr. 13 and Apr. 14
GeorgiaVIEW is planning an additional scheduled maintenance from 10 p.m., on Friday, Apr. 13, until 7 a.m., on Saturday, Apr. 14.
This maintenance involves the application of a Java certificate patch. Although the maintenance may not take the entire maintenance window, USG reserves the entire window in case of complications or if additional maintenance is necessary. This additional maintenance means GaView site will undergo maintenance for the next three weekend maintenance periods.
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
Greek Consul to Speak on "The Euro Crisis Revisited" at Clayton State on Apr. 18
The Consul of Greece, Dr. Vassilios Gouloussis, will be speaking to a College of Business class at Clayton State University on Wednesday, Apr. 18.
Gouloussis will be speaking to Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. George Nakos' “International Business” class, which meets in room 416 of the James M. Baker University Center from 12:45 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The subject of Gouloussis’ presentation will be, "The Euro Crisis Revisited." Gouloussis' visit to Clayton State was arranged by Clayton State Director of the Office of International Programs John Parkerson, through his connections with the local consular corps. Parkerson is the honorary consul for Hungary for the Southeastern United States.
MEISA Sponsoring Free Outdoor Concert by Clayton State Jazz Combo, Apr. 18
MEISA, the Music & Entertainment Industry Students Association of Clayton State University, is promoting a free outdoor concert featuring the Clayton State Jazz Combo.
The concert will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 18, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., live on the L. Jerry Eskew Stage of the Judge Eugene Lawson Amphitheater, located between the James M. Baker University Center and Spivey Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
Retirement Planning 101, Apr. 18
Fidelity Investments will be facilitating a workshop to provide tips on managing your personal finances and retirement on Wednesday, Apr. 18, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Clayton State – East Auditorium.
Preparing a Financial Plan
Common Pitfalls of Financial Planning
College Education & Other Goals
Bring your lunch, desserts will be provided.
Registration details: http://claytonstatefidelity.eventbrite.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.
SBDC to Hold “Starting a Business” in Griffin, Apr. 24
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting a Business” workshop at the Griffin Welcome Center/Griffin Chamber of Commerce, 143 N. Hill St., in Griffin, on Tuesday, Apr. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon.
“Starting a Business” is a comprehensive workshop on important decisions that need to be made prior to opening a business.
The cost is $69 per person with 50 percent off each additional person. All Clayton State students and employees also get 50 percent off.
To register, go to; http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_cart&addproduct=111025&cart=42bf1309-fcb0-4360-a239-8373c2ec544a
Jupiter String Quartet to be Featured on Public Broadcasting Atlanta., Apr. 25
Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA), which operates WABE 90.1 FM, will be featuring the Jupiter String Quartet on Wednesday, Apr. 25, with a recorded performance and interview.
The Jupiters will air on John Lemley’s “City Café” program on WABE from noon to 1 p.m. The performance was originally given at the PBA studio for members of PBA’s Cornerstone Society. The musicians’ edited interview, also with Lemley, will air during the same program. This broadcast occurs during PBA’s pledge week.
The performance in question was a highlight of the Jupiter String Quartet’s February/March 2012 residency week at Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall, under the auspices of “Project Jupiter,” a three-year community-outreach initiative of Spivey Hall and the Jupiter String Quartet. Project Jupiter is made possible with special funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts, South Arts, and The Hampton Inn of Morrow, Ga.
Women’s Forum Scholarship Luncheon, Apr. 26
In partnership with the Clayton News Daily, the Clayton State Women’s Forum cordially invites you to join us on Thursday, Apr. 26 for the annual Scholarship Luncheon, with special guest speaker Ronda Rich.
The luncheon will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center.
Rich is the best-selling author of “What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should).” That book launched a new career for the former award-winning sports writer, who has now become a popular Southern sage, dispensing musings and observations in her weekly, syndicated newspaper column, Dixie Divas, and speaking at more than 100 events each year as a humorous and inspirational speaker.
R.S.V.P. for the luncheon are required by Apr. 23 to Francine Mocniak at (678) 466-5426, or FrancineMocniak@clayton.edu
. The cost is $15.