Volume 9, #24
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Dr. J. Micheal Crafton Named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of West Georgia
Clayton State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. J. Micheal Crafton has been named the next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of West Georgia.
“We will miss Dr. Crafton greatly, even as we wish him the best with our colleagues in Carrollton,” says Clayton State President Dr. Thomas Hynes. “Professionally, he has been a model leader. He has created the conditions in which a sense of urgency for actions has been consistent with shared and collaborative approaches to change. His leadership in many areas, such as strategic planning, enrollment management, Complete College Georgia, community engagement, to name but a few, has been exemplary. He brings perspective, intelligence, integrity, and good humor to academic affairs, and to the entire university.
“From a personal perspective, I have worked together with Micheal on academic projects at many levels since 1997. The foundation he has helped us establish here at Clayton State in academic affairs guarantees nothing but success for learning here in the future.”
“I have mixed emotions about this job change,” says Crafton. “I am happy not to drive 200 miles a day, but I am sad to not be on campus; I am happy to take on the exciting new challenges of West Georgia under President Marrero, but I am sad to leave the many, many projects and plans that many of us have concocted over the past five years and that have so much more possibilities; I am very happy to get back to my home institution and just my home; but I will be very sad to say good bye to so many people here who have made Clayton State a second home.
“The generosity of spirit here at Clayton State is profound; I cannot say enough about it.”
Lakers Open Peach Belt Tournament at Columbus State on Thursday, Mar. 6
Be there on Thursday, Mar. 6 when the red-hot (13 straight wins) Clayton State Lakers (21-5; 16-3) return to action, playing in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament in Columbus, Ga. The Lakers, the defending tournament champions, and led by Shacamra “Triple Double” Jackson, enter the tournament as the top seed and will face fourth-seeded Lander from the East Division. Tip-off for the game at Columbus’ Lumpkin Center is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Smith Staff Award Nominations Close at Noon
The online submission for nominations for the Smith Staff Award is now closed. However, you may send an email to Heidi Benford until noon today, Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014. Please include the nominee’s name, department and a brief summary of comments.
Thank you to those who were able to attend our Open Meetings for our QEP, PACE!
The presentation file from those sessions is posted to our ***NEW PACE website*** www.clayton.edu/pace (bookmark that as it is growing daily!) under “Presentations”
Please contact Dr. Antoinette Miller (QEP Steering Committee Chair) if you have additional questions regarding Partnering Academics and Community Engagement (PACE) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Invited to Perform at ACDA Convention in Jacksonville
The Spivey Hall Children’s Choir has been invited to perform for the Southern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in Jacksonville, Fla., May 6 to May 9. This will be the sixth performance of Spivey Hall Children’s Choir at an ACDA event.
Typically, choirs are chosen for these conventions by audition, but in rare cases choirs are invited to perform without an audition. Our invitation is a performance for the ecumenical service for the 2,000 conductors that will be in attendance at the convention.
“This is definitely a group and an honor that Spivey Hall and Clayton State can be very proud of,” says Spivey Hall Education Manager Melanie Darby.
Baker Center Wells Fargo ATM Removed – Here are Your Options
The Wells Fargo ATM in the James M. Baker University Center had been removed earlier than scheduled. We plan to have a replacement ATM installed as soon as possible.
In the interim, if you need cash immediately then please follow these options below:
1. There are two Higher One ATMs on campus (foreign ATM charges may apply):
o On the first floor of the Baker University Center, outside the LakerCard Center
o On the first floor of Edgewater Hall, adjacent to the vending machines
2. Checks made payable to “CASH” may be cashed at the Bursar’s Office for up to $50. See other requirements at http://www.clayton.edu/bursar/Important-Registration-Information
3. There are two Wells Fargo branch locations near campus:
a. 6389 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow, Ga. (approximately one mile south of campus)
b. 1893 Mt. Zion Rd, Morrow, Ga. (approximately three miles from campus near Barnes & Noble)
Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you have any question(s) and/or require additional information, please contact Donal Christian assistant vice president/controller at (678) 466-4273.
Applications Now Being Accepted for Women’s Forum Scholarships
Clayton State Women’s Forum announces that applications are now being accepted for 2014 Scholarships.
The General Student Scholarship is for undergraduate female students who have completed at least one semester at Clayton State, have at least two semesters remaining before graduation, and have an overall GPA of at least 2.8. The Staff Member Scholarship is for full-time regular, non-faculty female employees who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The application deadline for both scholarships is Monday, Mar. 25, 2014.
Women’s Forum also offers a Student Success Emergency Scholarship for a student who is near graduation and experiences a sudden emergency that would prevent her from continuing her progression toward degree completion. Applications for this scholarship are accepted throughout the year.
For more information about eligibility and the application process, go to http://www.clayton.edu/womens-forum/Scholarships.
NOSTALGIA: An Artistic Celebration of Activism and Equality, Mar. 5
Please bring your family and friends to join us as we celebrate African American and women’s history with an evening of dance, spoken word, and musical performances!
Featuring the Atlanta Dance Connection! Wednesday, Mar. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Spivey Hall. Free and open to the public.
Dale Smith Thomas to Keynote Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon, Mar. 6
The Clayton State University Department of Campus Life’s Fourth Annual Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon (formerly known as Women’s Tea Luncheon) will be held on Thursday, Mar. 6, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. The luncheon focuses on empowering women at the University; strengthening mentor relationships between women; and celebrating the history of women and their contributions to society.
The 2014 Women's Inspirational Leadership Luncheon keynote speaker will be Dale Smith Thomas, an unapologetic optimist and a woman whose passion for making a difference is stamped on every page of her life. Her direct and powerful message has challenged and inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world to make winning choices in every area of their life.
She is the president and founder of Winners By Choice, Inc., but you may recognize her from one of her many national television appearances. Because of her message and her work she has been a featured guest on The Dr. Phil Show, The Big Idea on CNBC, CMT, and a Fox Reality Show with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.
Thomas has been inspiring audiences around the world for more than 20 years. Her clients include Million Dollar Roundtable, McDonald’s, Asia Life Pacific Congress, Community Health Systems, Health Trust, AMSURG, Northwestern Mutual, The Miss Universe Organization, Turner Broadcasting, Hilton, Sprint and many more. From her rural upbringing in North Mississippi to stages around the world, her message continues to empower, enlighten and educate.
The luncheon is free for Clayton State students, $10 for non-Clayton State students and is sponsored by Campus Life, D.E.E.P. Educators, Student African American Sisterhood, Beauty and Brains, and Student Leadership and Involvement Council.
For additional information, contact Jamelle Funches at email@example.com or Lakiesa Rawlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biology Seminar Speaker, Mar. 7
The next speaker to present at the Biology Seminar is Dr. Daniel Manvich, from the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University. The title of his talk is, "Inhibition of Norepinephrine Synthesis as a Potential Treatment for Cocaine Abuse." The talk will be Friday, Mar. 7, at 2:15 p.m. in LAB room 107.
Spring 2014 Facilities Advisory Committee Requests, Deadline Mar. 7
The Facilities Advisory Committee provides input and makes recommendations for new facilities or space needs, modifications to existing spaces, as well as dealing with facilities-related issues and long-term planning. Requests are reviewed at semi-annual Facilities Advisory Committee meetings in April and October.
The committee reviews and prioritizes the requests with reference to the Space Utilization Study report conducted by the Board of Regents in 2013 that documents each campuses’ space utilization metrics including Clayton State University’s.
The Facilities Advisory Committee is calling for facilities modifications requests for spring 2014. The Modification/Space Request Form is found on the Facilities Management web page at http://www.clayton.edu/facilities/planningdesign/facilitiescommittee. The completed form should be submitted to the appropriate Vice President for signature and transmitted to the committee by Mar. 7, 2014.
Vice Presidents will be notified by Mar. 14 whether they will need to submit PowerPoint presentations. Not all requests will lead to PowerPoint presentations before the committee. Presentations are due on Apr. 4. Presentations to the Facilities Committee will be conducted the week of Apr. 7 by those confirmed by the committee.
Go to http://www.clayton.edu/facilities/planningdesign/facilitiescommittee to access the request form and presentation requirements.
If you have questions, please contact Svetlana Soroka at SvetlanaSoroka@mail.clayton.edu.
Our Genealogy Group Annual Workshop, Mar. 8
Our Genealogy Group will hold its Annual All Day Workshop for Beginners on Saturday, Mar. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This genealogy workshop for beginners is free, but you must RSVP quickly! Only the first 50 are guaranteed a seat. Please RSVP to email@example.com. We will be unable to accommodate those who do not RSVP.
The workshop will be held in the James M. Baker University Center at Clayton State University. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
This year’s workshop will include;
Dating photographs using hats and hair by Angela
Using the census by Selma and Vicki
Breaking brick walls by Trish
Genealogy databases at Clayton State University by archivist Rosemary Fischer
Research in the Library
The first half of the day we will have speakers, and after lunch we will head to the Clayton State University Library to utilize the free genealogy programs offered by the University. You will also learn which of these programs are available to use free at home via the University website.
This will be a "hands on workshop," so bring your laptop or tablets, bring anything you need help with, bring your files and notes, and most importantly, bring a friend. With your RSVP, please let us know what brick walls you are running up against in your research. We will assign someone to help you with your issue, and hopefully get it resolved by the end of the workshop.
About a week before the workshop we will email to you all the handouts to be used during the day. Print them out and bring them in, or just use them on your laptop or tablet during the day.
Clayton State Celebrates National History Day, Mar. 8
Established in 1974, National History Day is a year-long academic program for school-aged students across grades six to 12. The contest is designed to promote skills in literacy and historical research and each year nearly half a million students across the country participate in regional, state, and national-level competitions.
This year Clayton State University will be piloting a Regional National History Day Competition for the Metro Atlanta area. This event represents an important partnership with the National Archives at Atlanta and the Georgia Humanities Council. We are excited by the response that we have received and expect to host 130 middle and high school students on Saturday, Mar. 8.
The competition will begin around 9 a.m., (in the Lecture Hall, the Baker center, and Arts & Sciences) and run through lunch. The awards ceremony will be held in the SAC and three contestants from each category will advance to the State-level competition at Mercer University where Georgia’s representatives for the National History Day Finals at the University of Maryland, College Park in June will be determined.
This Regional Competition will be an annual event for Clayton State and we thank our many participants and volunteers for their efforts. Faculty from Humanities and Teacher Education and other academic professionals from the Metro Atlanta area will be serving as judges for the competition and many of our students from the Honors College and from our Middle Grades and Secondary History Education programs have volunteered to serve as well.
This year’s theme is Rights and Responsibilities in History and students will compete across five categories, including: Historical Paper, Documentary, Exhibit, Performance, and Website. At both the junior and senior levels, students may compete as individuals or as groups in each of these categories.
Outdoor Adventure – Upcoming March Trips
Fly over zip lines 200 feet above the gorge floor.
Destination: Banning Mills, Ga.
Date: Saturday, Mar. 22
Registration Deadline: Friday, Mar. 7
*Check Outdoor Adventure Website for Restrictions*
White Water Rafting the Chattahoochee
New to rafting or need an adventure break? Join Outdoor Adventure rafting the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Ga. The Chattahoochee is manmade white water featuring class 3 and 4 rapids along with the largest rapid east of the Mississippi
Destination: Chattahoochee River
Date: Saturday, Mar. 29
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014
Outdoor Adventure has a great spring schedule planned, from hiking to skydiving there is something for everyone! Pick up a brochure located around campus or checkout the website at http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/Outdoor-Adventure/Trip-Information. To register for an Outdoor Adventure trip stop by the Front Desk of the Student Activities Center (SAC).
For more information, contact Outdoor Adventure at (678) 466-4972 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clayton State – Fayette Starting a Business Class, Mar. 14
SBDC’s popular “Starting a Business Class” will be held on Friday, Mar. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Clayton State – Fayette,100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City.
If you are considering starting a small business, this workshop is a crucial first step.
Topics for discussion include:
* traits of successful entrepreneurs
* market research
* legal structures for your business
* estimating start-up costs & cash flow projections
* financing alternatives
* business failure factors
* business planning
Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop may be one of the most important decisions you make prior to opening your business.
A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start A Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs", and other handouts are provided.
Receive 50 percent off each additional person with the purchase of one registration at full price, $69. All registrations must be made at the same time in order to receive this discount. Current Clayton State students, faculty, and staff receive 50 percent off; contact Heather Chaney for the discount code. This discount cannot be combined or used with any other discount or coupon. For more information, please contact Chaney at (678) 466-5100 or email@example.com.
Register at https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow&searchMonths=6.
Spring 2014 Visiting Writers Reading Series, Mar. 20
The spring 2014 edition of the Visiting Writers Reading Series will be held on Thursday, Mar. 20 and will feature a day with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie.
Tallie is a writer, educator, and performer who has been a featured speaker at universities, festivals and events throughout Europe and North America. She is the poetry editor of the literary magazine African Voices. Her work deals with silence, sexism and racism.
Tallie’s day at Clayton State will begin at 11:15 a.m., with a lecture in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center. Tallie will be speaking on finding empowerment through writing and being an African American woman, mother, writer, and herbalist.
After lunch, she will give a poetry reading from 2:10 p.m. to 3:25 p.m., also in UC 272. The reading will take 20 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
From 3:35 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. she will visit Dr. Brigitte Byrd’s Advanced Poetry class and meet with students from that class.
More information about Tallie can be found at her author page: http://www.ekeretallie.com/.
Job and Graduate School Fair, Mar. 20
The Office of Career Services will present its annual Job and Graduate School Fair for Clayton State students and alumni on Thursday, Mar. 20, in the Student Activities Center, from noon to 3 p.m.
The Job and Graduate School Fair brings dozens of organizations and graduate schools to campus for the opportunity to network with current Clayton State University students and graduates. Prospective employers will have opportunities for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities and graduate schools will share information about their programs.
Career Services needs your assistance in marketing this event to all current students and alumni. Contact the Office of Career Services for information about attending organizations and how you can assist with their marketing efforts at (678) 466-5400.
Education Speaker Series, Mar. 24
The next installment of the Department of Teacher Education’s Education Speaker Series will be held on Monday, Mar. 24 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. (room TBA). This Education Session will feature Drs.Mari Roberts, Erica Dotson and Cindy Thompson.
ADHA President to Visit Clayton State, Mar. 26
American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) President Dr. Denise Bowers is scheduled to visit Clayton State Dental Hygiene students, staff and faculty while she is in the area attending the Hinman dental meeting on Wednesday, Mar. 26 at 2:30 p.m. The location is still to be determined.
Student Academic Conference, Mar. 28
The 2014 Student Academic Conference will be held on Friday, Mar. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. Students from all majors and disciplines may give a presentation in the form of a poster presentation, oral presentation, or performance (whether it’s musical, theater, poetry readings, etc.) reflecting their scholarly activity at Clayton State University.
Abstracts must be submitted by Feb. 28. For application instructions, please refer to the conference website: http://www.clayton.edu/Student-Academic-Conference.
There will be a keynote speaker from noon to 1 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center. David Lowery is an American vocalist, songwriter and guitarist from San Antonio who received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1984. He formed the alternative rock band Camper Van Beethoven and rock band called Cracker. He has also worked as a financial analyst, and started his own studio, record company and publishing company. He is a producer at the Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, Va.
In 2007, Lowery was appointed as an advisor to the collective action www.ThePoint.com which evolved into the social deals site www.Groupon.com.
In 2011, he began teaching the economics and finance of the music business at the University of Georgia.
Recently, he has become an outspoken critic of Silicon Valley and its aggressive attacks on artists and other content creators. He has testified to Congress twice on behalf of artists.
Lowery will speak about “Creativity,” the theme for the conference.
Poster presentations will go from noon to 2 p.m., and oral presentations will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Judges will be needed for the various sessions and to decide best presentations for awards. Contact Dr. Scott Bailey if you would like to be a judge or your college rep on the ARC/SAC Committee.
Get Up & Get Fit Video Contest, Deadline Extended to Mar. 31
Calling all Clayton State campus departments! Take a break from work and create a video of your staff showing how they Get Up & Get Fit throughout the workday.
Each participating department will make a video (90 seconds max) of its staff taking a break from the work day to engage in any form of exercise or physical activity (dancing, jogging, yoga, push-ups, etc.). The videos should be creative and inspire others to get up throughout the day and get fit.
Due to the obnoxious weather recently, the Get Fit Video submission deadline is extended to Monday, Mar. 31 at noon. Submit videos for the Get Up & Get Fit Incentive program to Lisa Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winning department will have its video posted to the Wellness Council Facebook page and departmental employees will receive free fitness and wellness assessments from Recreation & Wellness.
It’s That Time Again! Course Material Adoptions
This is a quick reminder that we are approaching the time for course material adoptions. The adoption site will go live tomorrow, Mar. 4, and the deadline for summer and fall semesters is Mar. 15. (Beware the Ides of March)
Please remember that in order for Clayton State to remain HEOA compliant, all of your orders must be submitted by Mar. 15. (See above…) Early registration for students begins on Mar. 31, so we must ensure all the information is available to the students at this time.
Here are a few helpful links to help you place your course material orders:
Use the following link to view a demo on how to place your orders: http://vimeo.com/verba/review/49843819/d0b7f37358
Use the following link to log in and place your order (summer and fall will be loaded on Mar. 4):
Other informational links can be found at on the bottom right hand side of:
Please remember! If you need other items for your class other than books, please put the information in the note field. The Loch Shop wants to provide your students with everything they will need to help them achieve academic success!
I am always here to assist you with your ordering process. Feel free to email Jessica Hall if you have any questions: JessicaHall@clayton.edu.
Auxiliary Services Hours During Spring Break 2014
Auxiliary Services will have the following operating hours during Spring Break (Mar. 10 to Mar. 14, 2014)
- Loch Shop Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- LakerCard Center Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Dining Services
o Lakeside Dining Hall Closing at 2 p.m., Friday, Mar. 7
Reopens at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Mar. 17
o SubConnection Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
8-10 a.m.: Jazzman’s coffee, pastries, and breakfast biscuits
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: SubConnection sandwiches/salads and Jazzman’s coffee
o Jazzman’s CLOSED (Coffee available all day at SubConnection)
o Pizza Hut CLOSED
o Sandella’s CLOSED, re-opens Sunday, Mar. 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Regular Hours resume Monday, Mar. 17
Loch Shop Hours
LakerCard Center Hours
Dining Services Hours
Fiscal Year End 2014 Deadlines
Requisition Deadline Based Upon DOAS Guidelines:
¨ Mar. 10, 2014 Complex services and/or goods, conducted by use of an RFP and/or construction contracts. These requests must be received by DOAS by Mar. 14, 2014.
¨ Apr. 18, 2014 Request for Quotes (RFQ) agency contracts, open market/one time purchases.
¨ May 2, 2014 Request for renewal or extension of current contracts.
Bids posted by Clayton State, not on State contract:
¨ Apr. 30, 2014 Last bid opening date for FY 2014 purchases.
Purchase Requisitions Submitted to Procurement Services:
¨ May 9, 2014 All purchases requiring a purchase order. Any purchases requested after this date must be approved by Budget & Finance.
P-Card Cutoff Dates:
¨ May 5, 2014 Last day to use the P-card so the purchases will be posted to the May 2014 Visa statement (received in June). Any purchases on future statements will be charged to Fiscal Year 2015.
Budget Amendment Requests:
¨ May 9, 2014 All budget amendments for FY 2014 submitted to Scott McElroy.
Check Request and Travel Reimbursement Deadlines:
¨ June 2, 2014 Last day the Travel and Expense module will be available for reimbursement requests for FY 2014.
¨ May 2, 2014 Last day to submit all check requests with appropriate documentation for FY 2014 for funds 10000, 10500 and 10600.
¨ June 13, 2014 Last day to submit a request to transfer costs between E & G and Sponsored.
¨ June 13, 2014 Last day to submit a request to correct a charge posted against your budget.
Any questions, please contact Marcia Jones at email@example.com or ext. 4280.
Quote Request Procedures
When requesting a quote for new computer hardware, software, or other technology assets, please forward all inquiries to the HUB's email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, to insure a timely response. Sending quote request to other email addresses may cause delays in fulfilling the quote.