Volume 7, #45
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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Clayton State Named One of the Top 100 Workplaces in Atlanta
We are pleased to announce that Clayton State University has received from the Atlanta Journal Constitution
the distinguished honor of being named one of the “Top 100 Workplaces in Atlanta” for 2012. In addition, the University is being recognized as one of only 20 institutions in the “large industry category” which includes businesses such as Woodward Academy, FedEx, Equifax, Emory Healthcare, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Ernst and Young and Verizon Wireless.
Clayton State is the only University System of Georgia institution to receive this honor for 2012. The University will be recognized in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s
Top 100 Work Places, published on Sunday, Apr. 22, as well as at an invitation-only event to be held on Thursday, Apr. 19, at the Cobb Energy Center.
Monthly Payroll Reminder
Notice to all employees and managers/supervisors:
Due to the centralization of payroll services, approvals of all monthly time must be approved by 5 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 19, for the payroll ending on Apr. 30, 2012.
Any monthly time taken after approval on Apr. 19 will need to be reported on the monthly record of leave form located on the payroll web site listed below.
If you have any questions, including password resets, while attempting to approve or update a time card, please contact our SSC Customer Support Team.
College of Business Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy
From now until May 1, faculty and staff can receive 50 percent off of the College of Business’ Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (SEBA) for your high school student/s.
SEBA is a week-long, overnight academy filled with college instruction from our top-notch business professors, guest speakers from high performing businesses, plant tours from well-known companies such as NCR, Sherwin-Williams, and much more!
Please see the application under the APPLY NOW link on our website:
At the faculty and staff reduced rate of $345, the spaces may fill very quickly for this exciting opportunity. Thank you for your interest and please contact Valencia Cantrell (ext. 4528) or Beverly Wright (ext. 4551) if you have questions.
Parking Permit Q&A
Lately, there appears to be some misunderstandings about the issuance and display of campus parking permits/decals. In attempt to clear these up, the following information is being provided:
Q—Are parking permits mailed out at the start of each semester or upon request?
A— Permits can be obtained at tables set up during new student orientations at various locations on campus or from the Public Safety office located on the second floor of the Student Center. They are only mailed upon individual requests.
Q—If I occasionally drive different vehicles to the campus, do I need a permit in each vehicle?
A--No, the permits are easily removable and transferrable between vehicles. However, you can purchase additional permits for $10 each.
Q—Is it okay to leave the permit in its plastic wrapper and just place it on dashboard?
A—No, the permit is to be affixed to the inside of either the rear driver’s side window or the front driver’s side window where it is clearly visible, with no obscurities either from inside or outside of the vehicle.
Q—Do we have to get new permits each semester?
A—No, permits are valid for full school year, from August through July.
Q—What if I lose my permit or it gets damaged?
A—Replacement permits can be obtained from the Public Safety Office for a fee of $10 each.
Spivey Hall Schedule
Recital @ 6:30 p.m., Cody Sisco, composition [Wes Flinn]
Concert @ 8 p.m., Clayton State Steel Band [Kristin Lyman]
Concert @ 7:30 p.m., Southern Crescent Youth Orchestra [Kathy Saucier]
Recital @ 11 a.m., Division of Music Recital [Kurt Zeller]
Pre-concert talk (MEB 157) @ 7:15 p.m.,[Kurt Zeller]
Concert @ 8:15 p.m., Brentano String Quartet
Concert @ 3 p.m., Clayton State Chorale [Shaun Amos]
Fourth Annual Take Back the Night and Clothes Line Project
Clayton State University Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center and Clayton State University Counseling and Psychological Services will host the Fourth Annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) commemoration and Clothes Line Project (CLP).
The CLP will take place Monday, Apr. 16 to Thursday, Apr. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Main Street, on the second floor of Clayton State’s James M. Baker University Center.
CLP will address the issue of violence against women and men. It is a vehicle for women and men affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. The shirt will then be hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women and men. TBTN will consist of a rally, candle light vigil, and speakers will reflect on those who have been victimized by sexual violence.
TBTN will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., on the L. Jerry Eskew Stage of the Judge Eugene Lawson Amphitheater, located between the Baker Center and Spivey Hall.
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” Only Two Nights Remaining, Apr. 19, Apr. 20
Opening night for the spring production of the Clayton State Theatre was great and night number two was electric, even better than the first! With only two nights left, the remaining show dates are Thursday, Apr. 19, and Friday Apr. 20, each night at 7:30 p.m.
All productions will be held in the Clayton State Theater, room 132 of the University’s Arts & Sciences Building. Admission is free to all Clayton State students and only $5 for non-students.
The University’s talented Theatre majors really performed on the three opening nights, and you don’t want to miss the gifted cast members’ remaining performances for this production, as they appear to be getting better as the nights go by. The all-student cast captivated with their melodious voices and entertained the audience with every clever punch line.
“Tonight’s performance put me in mind of any production I have seen at the fabulous Fox, or the lovely Alliance theatres,” says the Theatre’s Maya C. Houston. “The scenes and the scene changes exemplified the end result of a dedicated team of true professionals who have come together and worked really hard to give 100 percent in all areas of this production.
“Players from Northern California to southeast Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, and Morrow, really put on a show of perfect performing arts. I loved it and wouldn’t change a thing! They successfully explored love and relationships and the cumbersome situations that befall us as we move toward marriage and managing the issues that plague us on a daily basis, and they made it a gut-busting, harmonizing, self-reflecting fun recap of our individual love lives. It was so nice I have to say it twice; you must see this show of perfect performing arts; you will love it, and you will not want to change a thing!”
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).
Day of Silence, Apr. 19
The Gay-Straight Alliance, Campus Life and Counseling & Psychological Services once again bring you the Day of Silence, Apr. 19. The Day of Silence is a day in which participants take a Vow of Silence in honor of those students who have been silenced by bullying and harassment due to their actual or perceived sexual orientation.
From 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Clayton States students who are participating will be wearing red shirts and handing out cards that explain their silence to others. Those who are unable to take the vow of silence but wish to show their support (otherwise known as supporters) will wear black shirts and will help with volunteering for the event, such as setting up and breaking down the Safe Zone in the UC Loft and helping to prepare for the Breaking the Silence Rally that evening.
If you are interested in registering as a participant or a supporter go to http:dosatcsu2012.eventbrite.com
After the Day of Silence and the Student Involvement Fair, come out and help the Gay-Straight Alliance and the participants and supporters of the Day of Silence celebrate the lives of those who refused to be silenced by bullying and harassment. Come hear Kevin J. Thornton’s story with a musical and comical twist. Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are free, but you must register as seating is limited! To reserve your seat visit http://dosrally2012.eventbrite.com
USGS Ecologist to Give Oil Spill Presentation. Apr. 20
Eminent wetlands ecologist Dr. Beth A. Middleton, a research ecologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, La., will be giving a talk, “Hydrologic Remediation of Oil Spills in Coastal Swamp,” on Friday, Apr. 20 at Clayton State University. Middleton’s presentation, which will run from 2 p.m. to about 3:45 p.m., will be held in room 107 of the Laboratory Annex Building (the LAB.)
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.
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 email@example.com.
Shining Light Ministries is a non-profit, 12-month residential program with two housing facilities that treats drug addicts and alcoholics.
Office of Recruitment and Admissions to Hold Spring Open House, Apr. 21
The Clayton State University Office of Recruitment and Admissions will hold it 2012 Spring Open House on
Saturday, Apr. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., starting in the Clayton State Student Activities Center.
Prospective students and their parents will enjoy a variety of seminars and discussions designed to help them learn more about Clayton State’s academic programs, admissions process, financial aid, residential and student life, and student support services. A highlight of the event is the Academic and Organization Fair, in which participants can visit more than 40 booths and speak personally with faculty members, staff, and current Clayton State University students. Campus tours are also offered, starting at 8 a.m., and then again after lunch.
To register to attend this free event, go to; http://admissions.clayton.edu/aspx/openhouse/register_splash.asp
. Prospective students and their families who attend the Spring Open House will be provided lunch at the Lakeside Dining Hall, and prospective students who complete a survey at the end of their visits will receive a special t-shirt.
Clayton County Commission Chair Eldrin Bell to Discuss County Government at Clayton State, Apr. 23
Eldrin Bell, chair of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, will be contributing to the cause of higher education at Clayton State University on Monday, Apr. 23.
Bell will be visiting Clayton State at the invitation of Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Sean Mattie. Bell will be discussing county government with Mattie’s American Government class which meets from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC 267 of the James M. Baker University Center.
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.
Dr. David Ludley’s Retirement Party, Apr. 24
A retirement party for professor of English and Art History Dr. David Ludley, celebrating his 36 years of service to Clayton State, will be held in the Atrium of the Harry S. Downs Center from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Apr. 24. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
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
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:
Clayton State University Jazz Combo Presents “We Write, We Play” in Spivey Hall, Apr. 25
- 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
The Clayton State University Department of Visual & Performing Arts presents the Clayton State University Jazz Combo in “We Write, We Play,” a concert featuring student compositions and arrangements, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 25, in Spivey Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Directed by Stacey Houghton (Rex), “We Write, We Play” will introduce several new compositions and arrangements by Clayton State University students including Josh Singleton, Kelly Jarrard, Avys Burroughs, Afolabi Giwa, and Prakash Acharya in addition to a mix of jazz standards.
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.
AmeriCorps Service Cinema Screening, “KONY 2012,” Apr. 26
The Clayton State University AmeriCorps Program is hosting its next Service Cinema Screening on Thursday, Apr. 26, at 6 p.m., in room 272 of the James M. Baker University Center. AmeriCorps will be screening Invisible Children’s newest short documentaries: “KONY 2012” and “KONY 2012 BEYOND FAMOUS.”
Since 1987, Joseph Kony has been accused of abducting more than 30,000 children in Central Africa, and of forcing them to be child soldiers in his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Americorps invites the public to come watch the documentaries “KONY 2012” and “KONY 2012 Part II: BEYOND FAMOUS” to learn more about Kony, the LRA, and to hear firsthand experiences from a Ugandan speaker. There will be a question and answer session following the screening.
Invisible Children’s mission is to end the use of child soldiers in the rebel war going on in northern Uganda and throughout Central Africa, and to restore the region to peace and prosperity through the use of film, creativity and social action.
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.
Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Auditions, Apr. 28
On Saturday, Apr. 28, the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program will hold its 19th annual season auditions. Started in spring of 1994, the choir program is wrapping up its 18th year and getting ready for the 2012/2013 season.
Arguably the most famous outreach program of Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall, the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program offers students professional-level instruction in vocal pedagogy, music theory, sight singing, ear training, presentation, and exposure to a variety of choral styles.
But that's not all. Being involved in the program also enhances children’s lives by helping them develop qualities of self-reliance, personal integrity, responsibility, compassion, and confidence in their abilities. This twofold purpose enables students to benefit as much as possible from an extracurricular activity.
For more information on scheduling a student audition, go to; www.spiveyhallchildrenschoir.org
, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call (770) 946-9072.
Clayton Community Big Band Presents “2-Hour Energy” in Spivey Hall, Apr. 30
The Clayton State University Department of Visual & Performing Arts presents the Clayton Community Big Band in “2-Hour Energy,” a concert filled with fast-paced, contemporary big band music, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 30, in Spivey Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Directed by Stacey Houghton (Rex) and Assistant Director Art Thompson (Fayetteville), “2-Hour Energy” features challenging and fast-paced instrumental compositions from composers Gordon Goodwin, Bob Mintzer, Les Hooper, Tom Kubis, Thad Jones and Sammy Nestic. Drawing from talented composers’ challenging pieces creates a high energy level that demands an equally high skill level from Clayton Community Big Band musicians.
It’s Coming… FAFSA Day at Clayton State, May 12
It’s just a month away… the Third Annual FAFSA Day at Clayton State University… the biggest, most informative event of the year for the Clayton State Office of Financial Aid.
For 2012, FAFSA Day will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room UC327 of the James M. Baker University Center on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow.
Atlanta Export Symposium, May 23
Through his capacity as president of World Trade Center Atlanta, Clayton State Director of the Office of International Programs John Parkerson has arranged free attendance for any College of Business students or faculty who might wish to attend the Atlanta Export Symposium on May 23, at the World Trade Center.
This is an ambitious program, with outstanding sponsors and program panelists. It should provide excellent substantive content and networking opportunities for students who are interested in international business, international marketing and supply chain.
Any individuals who wish to attend should contact Parkerson at email@example.com
or (678) 466-4091.