Volume 7, #39
Monthly Alert System Test Today
The Office of Public Safety will conduct the monthly test of the campus emergency alert system around noon today.
The Loch Shop’s “Spring Into Reading” Sale Starts Today
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 starts today and runs through Apr. 13, 2012.
Also, the latest John Grisham release, “Calico Joe,” will be released on Tuesday, Apr. 10. For a limited time, the Loch Shop will have discounted copies available at 40 percent off the $24.95 list price, or $14.97 plus tax.
From the publisher:
“At long last, America's favorite storyteller takes on America's favorite pastime. (Editor’s Note: That’s right… Grisham, who apparently is a Cubs fans, has finally undertaken the National Pastime.)
In this surprising and moving novel, the careers of a golden-boy rookie hitter for the Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher take very different paths. The baseball is thrilling, but it's what happens off the field that makes Calico Joe a classic.”
For those interested, the signed, limited edition of Calico Joe
, which will be released in May, is also available through The Loch Shop via special order. Books are leather-bound, signed and numbered, with printed endpapers, gold stamping, a slipcase, and a ribbon marker. The cost is $200. Available copies will be scarce. For more information on special orders, contact Loch Shop Manager Todd Smith.
Survey on Our Students' Writing
Dr. Mary Lamb, director of First-Year Writing, is customizing materials for English 1101 and English 1102 for 2012-13 and would appreciate the faculty’s input about the skills and types of writing your students do. Please take a moment to complete a survey about the types of writing you assign in your classes.
The link to the brief (five minute) survey is: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1YPSBgU5DE0vry4
You can copy this link, then paste it into an email or website.
“And this is totally unscientific!” adds Lamb. “If you'd rather chat about writing over coffee, I'd love that, too.”
Note to Arts and Sciences faculty: You may have seen this survey in December of last semester; feel free to re-do it or update it, but Lamb does have the results of the earlier one you completed.
Please Complete Great Colleges Survey
Clayton State University is participating in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For Program, a study designed to gather benchmarking data within higher education and to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces.
Part of the program involves an employee survey distributed to each institution’s faculty, administrators and professional staff. An invitation to take this survey was distributed on Mar. 19. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, Apr. 13.
If you have not yet completed the survey, please take a moment to do so. We value your feedback. The results will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institutions recognized. The
Chronicle will publish the findings this summer in a special Academic Workplace supplement.
We encourage everyone’s participation! A high response rate helps ensure accurate results and demonstrates the shared commitment of our colleagues that even a good institution can be made better. Whether or not our institution is recognized, we can learn from the feedback and make improvements for our future.
Thank you in advance for your participation. Please contact Dr. Narem Reddy, or visit ChronicleGreatColleges.com, if you have any questions.
Strategic Plan Activities Inventory Reminder
March is done and April will be soon! Please remember that department inventories are due by Apr. 27.
Will you please make notes on your pages beside activities for which you may be collecting outcome measurements? Just a simple yes will suffice.
Library Use Survey
Make a difference at your library. The Clayton State Library is seeking feedback from our patrons. Let us know how and why you use (or don’t use) the Clayton State Library so we can know how to best serve you. Previous survey results have resulted in updated furniture, more computers, and improved services. What difference will you make? Go to http://clayton.libguides.com/survey
before Apr. 19 to make a difference @ your library. If you have questions about this survey, please contact Erin Nagel, Assessment & Marketing Librarian, at (678) 466-4330 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Smith Nominees – Call for Comments by Apr. 5
The Smith Staff Award committee would like to thank everyone for their nominations. The following staff members have been chosen as finalists: Julia Spinolo, University Health Services; Patricia Barton, Financial Aid; Darius Davis, Auxiliary Services – Loch Shop; Eric Bailey, Facilities Management; and Seth Davis, Continuing Education. If you would like to submit additional comments for a finalist, then please send your comments to Heidi Benford via email email@example.com
. In the subject line, please type Smith Finalist Comments. The deadline is Thursday, Apr. 5. The recipient will be announced during the Service Awards ceremony.
MLK Commemorative Events
The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and Ebenezer Baptist Church will commemorate the annual observance of King Remembrance Week which honors the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a special Wreath-Laying Ceremony on Apr. 4, to commence the Park’s week long series of public activities. The Wreath-Laying Ceremony will take place at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Heritage Sanctuary in Atlanta, at 5:30 p.m.
The National Park Service along with members of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center will place a replica of the 1968 wreath on the historic location of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Heritage Sanctuary as it appeared on Apr. 9, 1968. There will be a brief program with special featured remarks by Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock along with Elder Bernice King, CEO, The King Center, Inc., and National Park Service Superintendent Judy Forte before laying the wreath upon the church’s façade.
Following the Wreath-Laying , there will be an hour of silence from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., while King’s sermons, “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top” and “Drum Major Instinct” are played at the tomb of Dr. & Mrs. King and Horizon Sanctuary of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Additionally, at 7 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church will have a special Worship Service, “Strange Fruit: A Service of Memory, A Call to Action” in Horizon Sanctuary.
MALS Thesis Discussion, Apr. 5
Melvin Cody, a spring graduate of the MALS program concentrating in Political Science, will discuss his MA thesis on Thursday, Apr. 5, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., in room T215 of Clayton Hall. Members of the University community are similarly welcome to attend, listen, and ask questions.
A Cameo Appearance at Clayton State?
Sort of. Actually, the Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) of Clayton State University is hosting a speaking engagement by former Universal/Motown Records executive Cameo Carlson on Friday, Apr. 6. However, it will be anything but a typical “cameo” appearance, as listeners will have a chance to hear an insider’s take on the music industry.
Carlson will be talking about her experiences with Motown Records, life in the music industry, opportunities for students, and her views on the future of the music industry, starting at 1 p.m., in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center. Her presentation will be free and open to the public.
The head of digital business development for Borman Entertainment, and the former executive vice president of Universal Motown Republic Group (UMRG), Carlson has been at the forefront of the digital music revolution from its earliest stages. From terrestrial radio to online radio to digital and mobile commerce, she has demonstrated an ability to stay one step ahead of the industry throughout her career. Her roles have included mobile, online and digital sales, product development and marketing for artists such as Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Amy Winehouse, Lil Wayne and Jack Johnson.
Carlson has also been responsible for marketing and selling three of the 10 biggest digital albums in history, as well as breaking mobile ringtone records for first week sales, top-selling of all time and number of multi-platinum sales.
Lake City International Farmers Market Grand Opening, Apr. 6 to Apr. 8
You are cordially invited to the Lake City International Farmers Market’s Grand Opening Celebration, from Apr. 6 through Apr. 8, beginning at 10 a.m. The Farmers Market is located at 5226 Jonesboro Rd., Lake City.
Event Activities & Features Include:
v Free Bar-B-Que & Taste Testing
v Door Prizes & Give-A-Ways
v Special Gifts for Clayton Sate University Community
v Wear Clayton State Colors & Show Your Laker ID for a 5 Percent Discount
v Buy & Try Deals – Free Products (with Clayton State Colors & ID)
v Dragon Dance & Ribbon Cutting (selected days)
The Lake City Farmer’s Market also offers Clayton State faculty, staff and students a Laker Perk of 5 percent off of their grocery bills with their LakerID.
Outdoor Adventure – Hiking Tallulah Gorge
Hike one of the most spectacular canyons in the Eastern United States! We will hike the thousand feet to the gorge floor crossing the suspension bridge providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. This will be a strenuous and exciting that will allow you to challenge your fitness level while checking out some impressive views. Sign up at the Student Activities Center (SAC) front desk!
Saturday, Apr. 7
Tuesday, Apr. 3
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State Education Speaker Series Continues, Apr. 9
Clayton State University’s Education Speaker Series, “Teaching in a Diverse World,” will continue on Monday, Apr. 9.
Failing schools; furlough days; budget cuts; scapegoating; charter schools; teacher pay for performance; dropouts; cheating scandals; standardized testing mania; the elimination of recess, music, art and phys. ed.… through the complex confusion of reform measures that have become status quo for public education in Georgia, a small group of dedicated educators and education activists are working to provide real solutions and improve education for all teachers, students, and families in Georgia. They are: “Fighting to Teach: An Education Advocacy Panel.”
On Apr. 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center, the Clayton State Department of Teacher Education will present Fighting to Teach: Education Advocacy Panel (and workshop). This interactive panel of educators and education activists is struggling to improve education for all teachers, students, and families in Georgia. The panel will include a variety of speakers from lawyers to teachers and political activists — all with ideas for creating change in our classrooms, our schools, and our world. This event is free and open to the public.
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!
Clayton State Chorale/Griffin Choral Arts Joint Concert, Apr. 10
The Clayton State University Chorale and the Griffin Choral Arts (GCA) community chorus will offer a joint concert, Apr. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Spivey Hall, located on the Clayton State University campus.
“The idea of this joint concert has, at least in some ways, been germinating ever since GCA was organized in 2007 by artistic director Dr. Stephen J. Mulder,” says Dr. Bill Pasch, Clayton State Professor of English Emeritus and now singer in and board member of GCA.
The concert will feature each chorus singing selections on its own, but the groups will also join forces for two anthems: "Lux Aurumque," by Eric Whitacre and "Hail, Gladdening Light," by Charles Wood. GCA will also sing works by John Rutter, Morten Lauridsen, and Rosephanye Powell (among others), plus the famous "Chanticleer song" "Ave Maria" by Franz Biebl, sung by the men of GCA.
The concert is free and open to the public.
First-Year Student Honor Society to Induct at Clayton State University, Apr. 10
Clayton State University is now one of 14 chapters in the State of Georgia to hold a chapter of National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for first-year students.
Dr. Glenda Earwood, executive director of National Alpha Lambda Delta, will install the Clayton State chapter on Tuesday, Apr. 10, at 7 p.m., in the ballroom of the Clayton State Student Activities Center. At this time, the first class of 44 students will be initiated into the honor society as charter members and the organization’s first officers will be installed. Clayton State President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes and other academic officials will be installed as honorary members as well.
Presents “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.”
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.