New in this Issue
Design the ENGL1101/1102 Textbook Cover and Win $150
Dr. Mary Lamb is soliciting entries for the cover artwork for the forthcoming ENGL1101/ENGL1102 textbook. The winner will receive $150 cash prize and their art will be featured on the cover of the First-Year Writing textbook. All entries are due by Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014.
The theme is, “how writing connects us to our community.” Your image can be in any medium as long as you can submit the image as high resolution .jpg file. Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your name, year and your contact information. This contest is open to all current Clayton State University students and, if your design is selected, you agree that your art can be used by Clayton State University.
Contact Lamb at the above email address if you have any questions.
Slavery by Another Name Panel Discussion, Apr. 16
The Clayton State University Library, as part of its grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in a special initiative entitled Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, will be hosting a panel discussion on the film Slavery by Another Name on Wednesday, Apr. 16.
The panel discussion, featuring two Clayton State University professors, a former Georgia state senator and a co-founder of the New Jim Crow Action Group – Atlanta Area, will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in room 101 of Clayton State’s Harry S. Downs Center. It is free and open to the public. This event will feature a panel and facilitated discussions centered on Slavery By Another Name. Topics discussed will include the history of the convict leasing system of the 1870s – 1940s, how its impact is felt today through racial profiling and prison privatization, and what’s being done to improve racial equality under the law.
In addition, a final, informal screening of Slavery by Another Name will be held the day of the panel discussion. This screening will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 16, at 4 p.m., in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center, the same venue for the panel discussion, and will start at 6:30 p.m.
The Clayton State Library is taking part in Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Strugglethrough a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, and in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle features four powerful documentary films that trace the struggle for civil rights in America, starting with the abolitionist movement and covering pivotal moments like the freedom rides, the legalization of interracial marriage and the end of convict leasing. Slavery by Another Name covers the last-named topic and asks the provocative question, “How did the 13th Amendment, which outlawed slavery, also serve to create `slavery by another name?’”
The panel for Apr. 16 will feature Dr. Rafik Mohamed, chair of the Clayton State Department of Social Sciences and associate professor of Sociology, and Clayton State Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice and prominent local attorney Herbert Adams. An expert on Criminal Justice, Mohamed holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine and taught at the University of San Diego for more than 10 years. He is the co-author of the book “Dorm-Room Dealers: Drugs and the Privileges of Race and Class.” Adams has practiced law for more than 25 years and has litigated cases throughout Georgia, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech, SMU, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was the youngest person ever selected for the board of trustees at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and still serves as a trustee today.
Panelist Steen Miles is the former senator for the 43rd District of Georgia. She is a retired Emmy-award winning television news broadcaster (WXIA-TV) and award-winning (Georgia Press Association) columnist for the Champion Newspaper, DeKalb County's legal organ. She is the winner of numerous journalism and hundreds of civic awards. Senator Miles attended Ball State and Georgia State Universities. Panelist Sarah Walton, a co-founder of the New Jim Crow Action Group - Atlanta Area, received her law degree from New York University School of Law. She is a former professor of criminal justice and is co-author of the Maine Law Enforcement Officer's Manual.
For more information, go to: http://clayton.libguides.com/createdequal and check out the Clayton State Library’s Created Equal LibGuide for information on upcoming events.
Study by the Lake Picnic, Apr. 16
Operation Study’s Spring 2014 Study by the Lake Picnic will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 16, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Lawson Amphitheatre. This event is free for students to attend and Operation Study will be providing food on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Enjoy a spring picnic with Operation Study and have a chance to win Operation StudyBucks$ rewards.
The Vagina Monologue Special Updates
All Clayton State affiliates may purchase two tickers for $7 until today at 2 p.m. Tickets will go back up to $5 each at 2:01 p.m. Spread the word and tell your friends to come out to Main Street in pair to buy two tickets.
Drawings for door prizes from the following merchants will take place during the Vagina Monologue event:
Olive Garden – dinner for two
Joe's Crab Shack - free appetizers
Panda Express - Gift card $10 (Maylin - manager)
Subway – two, free six-inch subway coupons
Kroger- two, $10 gift certificates
Sonic Drive-In - $15 gift card
College-to-Career Job Fair, Apr. 15
The annual College-to-Career Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 15, at the Cobb Galleria Centre, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The College-To-Career Fair is a statewide job fair for students and graduates from schools that are members of the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE). Students can graduates can learn about opportunities, network with employers, and make the personal contact that might lead to an interview or employment.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Spivey Hall Jazz Ensemble Workshop 2014 Cancelled
Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall has cancelled the forthcoming Spivey Jazz Ensemble Workshop 2014, scheduled for Apr. 17 and Apr. 18, due to low registration.
Spivey Hall Education Manager Melanie E. Darby speculates that the unusual winter weather played some part in the low numbers for this year’s workshop, and notes that planning will begin for the 2015 workshop.
CYGNET Launch Party, Apr. 24
You are cordially invited to the CYGNET 2014 10 Year Anniversary Masquerade Party, Thursday, Apr. 24, from 4:40 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., in room 272 of terh James M. Baker University Center.
Please come celebrate the launching of the Cygnet for the 10th year! There will be refreshments and cake provided. Don’t forget your mask!
Whose Got Talent? Apr. 28
Do you sing? Rap? Dance? Act? Play an instrument? Write poetry? Which fraternity and sorority has the best step line and will take the Clayton State crown?
Sign up to perform for CSiR's end of the year "Whose Got Talent" Talent Show/Step Show going down on Monday, Apr. 28, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., in the Student Activities Building Ballroom A.
Only 10 spots are available for talent show participants. All talent must have clean music and talent cannot go over 4 minutes. Fraternities and Sororities participating need to be signed up and have two routines prepared and be ready for battle You Got Served Style.
Trophies and prizes will be given to the winners! Celebrity judges will be in attendance! Plus a "Whose Got Next" Concert with up and coming local artists will happen before the big show! You do not want to miss this! Contact Renfro Hodge firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up!
Make Your Refund Selection through Higher One!
You don’t want your financial aid refund to be delayed. If you’ve not done so, make your selection through Higher One right away! If you have a refund selection from previous semesters, you’re set.
Temporary Organization of Extended Programs
During my service as Interim Provost, the activities of the Extended Programs Division will be overseen by the following:
· Leslie Moore will serve as the Interim Director of Academic Outreach. In this interim role she will supervise the Academic Outreach Staff (Dual-Enrollment, Off-Campus) and schedule off-campus courses in Henry County.
· Tammy Carter will resume her duties as Dual-Enrollment Program Coordinator when she returns in early May.
· Jill Lanewill oversee the Office of Distance Learning. This will include supervising the new director of distance learning that we hope to hire in May to replace Ginny Bass, who has retired.
· Raj Sashti will be the new Director of the Office of International Programs beginning Apr. 21.
· Alex Hall will continue his service as the Honors Program Director.
I wish to thank all of these individuals for their willingness to take on these additional responsibilities. It is good to know that our programs are in such good hands.
Associate V.P. for Extended Programs
Lakeside Dining Hall Closing Date for End of Fall Semester
The Lakeside Dining Hall will close at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 12, and will remain closed through the summer semester. The Dining Hall will resume normal operating hours on Monday, Aug. 18, when fall classes begin.
All Meal Plans End Monday, May 12
All meal plans and dining dollars will expire Monday, May 12, 2014. Unused meals and dining dollars expire at 2 p.m. when the Lakeside Dining Hall and retail units close.
Don’t let either go to waste! Invite a friend or co-worker to lunch with you at the Dining Hall or to Jazzman’s, Pizza Hut, SubConnection, or Sandella’s to use your Dining Dollars.
Auxiliary Services Semester Break Hours
During the semester break, the units of Auxiliary Services will have the following operating hours:
Loch Shop/LakerCard Center – May 13 – May 20
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Dining Services – May 13 – May 27
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
All other dining locations will be closed during the semester break.
Bookstore Bucks Dates for Summer 2014
Bookstore Bucks (formerly Financial Aid Book Money) will be available May 21 to May 31, 2014. Up to $1,000 of your unused Financial Aid will be automatically deposited in your Bookstore Bucks account on May 21 for you to purchase anything in the Loch Shop.
Remember… your LakerCard is required for all purchases! After May 31, any unused Bookstore Bucks are returned to your student account and refunded around the second week of June based on your refund preference through Higher One.
Off-Site Public Screening of Slavery by Another Name, Apr. 11
An additional public screening of Slavery by Another Name will take place on Friday, Apr. 11 at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Riverdale, Ga. The address is 230 Hwy 138 SW, Riverdale, Ga. Directions can be found here: http://www.emmbc.org/index-5.html.
The Boys from Syracuse, Apr. 11, Apr. 12
The Clayton State Music Drama Workshop presents… “The Boys from Syracuse” with performances in Spivey Hall will be Friday, Apr. and Saturday, Apr. 12, both at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
According to Director Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, it’s a BIG show, and the first Music Drama Workshop production with scenery and lighting design work by the new Assistant Professor of Theatre and Technical Director Adam Howarth.
“I think our audiences will really enjoy the zany look that reflects the funhouse-mirror craziness of this farce of multiple mistaken identities!” says Zeller, who also points out that many Clayton State faculty are working with or alongside the students.
In addition to Zeller and Howarth, that includes choreography by Katie Kelly, and many of full-time and part-time Division of Music faculty in the orchestra pit. But, you’d expect that. Maybe you didn’t know that Dr. Joe Johnson, chair of the Humanities Department, is a fine tenor, and will be making his Spivey Hall debut singing the opening number of the show, “I Had Twins!” Rumor also has it that the one-and-only Dr. Jim Braun is going to help out as a consultant to make some of the onstage Sorcerer’s magic tricks work out. Oh yes, Zeller will also sing a small role.
For those unfamiliar with “The Boys from Syracuse,” the Syracuse referenced in the title is the ancient Greek colony in what is present-day Sicily. However, Zeller points out that the action actually is set in Ephesus. According to Zeller, the work is based on Shakespeare’s farce “The Comedy of Errors” and concerns two sets of identical twins (two masters, two servants) from Syracuse who were separated in infancy. The plot involves what happens when the “boys from Syracuse” show up in Ephesus in search of their long-lost brothers.
“Complications ensue — lots of mistaken identities and madcap adventures,” says Zeller.
It’s also interesting to note that many of the tunes in the show will be recognizable to those patrons of a certain age. “Falling in Love with Love,” “This Can’t Be Love (Because I Feel So Well),” and “Shadow on the Sea” have become standards, part of the repertoire of every jazz and pop singer interested in the American Songbook of Tin Pan Alley. In addition, the show’s biggest hit, “Sing for Your Supper,” was a staple of the Andrews Sisters.
In addition to the faculty, the cast will not only include Music majors, but also students majoring in Theatre, Biology, and Management.
Crafting a Response: Religious Expression, Private Business, and Health Care," a New York Times Talk, Apr. 11
The next New York Times Talk at Clayton State University will feature Dr. Josh Meddaugh, assistant professor of Political Science, who will facilitate a talk called: "Crafting a Response: Religious Expression, Private Business, and Health Care."
The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Friday, Apr. 11, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC 267 of the James M. Baker University Center. This talk will include a discussion of the Supreme Court case Sebelious v. Hobby Lobby Inc., which may determine if private businesses are exempt from providing contraception due to their owners' religious beliefs.
How’s Your Elevator Pitch? Clayton State Offers College Students a Competition on Pitching Their Big Idea, Apr. 11
How’s your elevator pitch? College students from throughout Georgia will have a chance to find out on Friday, Apr. 11 when the College of Business at Clayton State University holds its first Elevator Pitch Competition at Clayton State from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In case you’re not familiar with an elevator pitch, it’s a talk that quickly presents key information about a business idea regarding a product or service, one that can be given during the course of an elevator ride. The intent of an elevator pitch is to encourage a potential investor to further pursue an opportunity. In other words, according to Dr. Louis Jourdan, chair of the College of Business Department of Management, Marketing & Supply Chain Management and professor of Management, who’s organizing the event, it’s a chance to pitch a big idea. The competition is sponsored by Mitch Johnson with Primerica Financial Services.
In addition to Clayton State students, the College of Business is inviting students from other colleges and universities across the state, from the University of North Georgia to Savannah State, and from the University of West Georgia to Georgia Regents. The competition fee is $10, and registration through the website www.clayton.edu/business/Elevator-Pitch-Competition ends Apr. 4. In addition, the public is invited to hear the elevator pitches, and anyone can attend for free.
The competition presents an opportunity to refine professional skills and is open to students from all majors. The competition judges will be drawn from the corporate and education fields and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three pitches.
Free HIV Screenings, Apr. 11
CSiR, University Health Services, and the Clayton County Board of Health will offer free HIV screening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., on the second floor of the Student Activities Center on Friday, Apr. 11.
There will also be a movie screening, panel discussion and refreshments in the ballrooms from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Vagina Monologues, Apr. 12
Tickets for Clayton State University’s 2014 performance of “The Vagina Monologues” will be on sale beginning this week through Apr. 11.
You may purchase your tickets on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center for the one time performance on Saturday, Apr. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.
This performance promises to make you laugh, cry and learn something you didn’t know about vaginas. Tickets for all Clayton State affiliates are $5, tickets for the general public are $10. All proceeds will be donated to Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center.
35th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk, Apr. 12
The 35th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk will be held on Saturday, Apr. 12, starting at 9 a.m. at Welcome All Park in College Park.
Hosted by South Fulton Running Partners, the 7K (that’s right, it’s a 7K, or approximately 4.35 miles) is the RRCA State Championship and will also include a 4K (just under 2.5 miles – they must like odd distances) walk and a race expo on Friday, Apr. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Runners can use their times for placement in the 2014 Peachtree Road Race.
Register online at www.active.com or email email@example.com. For information, call (404) 755-1641.
Safe Kids Day 2014 at Clayton County Headquarters Library, Apr. 12
Free car seat inspections will be given from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clayton County Headquarters Library, 865 Battle Creek Rd., Jonesboro. For more information contact Karnesha Slaughter at (678) 479-2226.
Boots Bargain for Body Butter at The Loch Shop
Need some makeup or facial care products? Buy any Boots product this month at The Loch Shop and receive a FREE full size body butter of your choice.
Clayton State’s First-Year Writing Textbook Wants Your Essays and Art, Deadline Apr. 15
The editors of the First-Year Writing textbook are seeking essays written for English 1101 and 1102 in the past year! The best essays will be selected for publication in our textbook, Connections: First-Year Writing @ Clayton State, 2014-2015.
Submit essays electronically, along with the permission form, to Dr. Mary Lamb: firstname.lastname@example.org, by Apr. 15. See http://www.clayton.edu/english/First-Year-Writing for the permission form and additional information.
And, there’s a Cover Art Contest as well! $150 CASH! The editors of the First-Year Writing textbook are looking for student art submissions. The winner will receive $150 cash and your art will be featured on the cover of the textbook, Connections: First-Year Writing @ Clayton State, 2014-2015.
The art should address the theme: “Connecting to community through writing.” Any medium accepted, as long as you can reproduce the file digitally in high resolution. Send your name, contact information, and entry to email@example.com, by Apr. 15. Contact Lamb if you have any questions.
Outdoor Adventure – White Water Rafting the Chattooga
We will be paddling a classic Southeastern whitewater rafting run. Float past awe-inspiring scenery, take the time to explore river features and paddle through some of the most heart-pounding drop pool rapids to be found anywhere. The trip’s highlight is arguably the run through the famous Five Falls, where rapids unfold in quick succession.
Destination: Chattooga River South Carolina/Georgia border
Date: Sunday, Apr. 27
Cost for Students: $50
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Apr. 15
For more information, contact Outdoor Adventure at (678) 466-4972 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBDC Starting a Business Class, Apr. 15
Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd.. Arts & Sciences Building Room G229
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.
50% off for current Clayton State students, faculty & staff; contact Heather Chaney for the discount code. Or receive 50% 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. This discount cannot be combined or used with any other discount or coupon. For more information, please contact Heather Chaney at 678-466-5100 or email@example.com.
Free STD Testing Available: April is STD Awareness Month
Available at University Health Services: FREE Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia on Tuesday, Apr. 15, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and Wednesday, Apr. 16, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Testing supplies are LIMITED so this is being offered on a first-come, first-served basis – no appointment is necessary. UHS is now located at Clayton Station Apartments – 5809 North Lake Dr., Bldg. 1000 – this building is next to Harper Drive on the way to Kroger. There is plenty of parking available at Clayton Station or it’s a short walk past Laker Hall to the new clinic location.
Available at SAC: free Std Awareness Fair on Tuesday, Apr. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clayton County Board of Health and University Health Services are collaborating to offer free STD and other health screenings, educational opportunities, food, games and prizes. Eat, test, learn, win gifts and be merry at the STD Awareness Fair in the SAC Ballroom on Tax Day.
For any questions, please contact UHS at (678) 466-4940.
Sexual Assault Awareness Week at Clayton State
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this year we will kick off a week of events beginning with an amazing performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on Saturday, Apr. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom A & B. Purchase your $5 tickets this week on Main Street. All proceeds will be donated to Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center.
From Apr. 15 to Apr. 17, the Clothesline Project will be displayed on Main Street in the Baker Center. All survivors of violence, friends and family of survivors of violence, and family and friends who lost loved ones to violence, are welcome to design a pillow case to be displayed on the Clothesline. Pillow cases can be designed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This activity is free and everyone is welcome.
On Apr. 17, Take Back The Night will feature courageous survivors sharing their stories, Grady Rape Crisis Center Advocate Jasmine Holloway, and the Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center staff. This event ends with a march across campus and candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m., at the University Amphitheatre. This activity is free and everyone is welcome.
“Broadway and More,” in Spivey Hall, Apr. 15
The Southern Crescent Symphony and the Southern Crescent Youth Orchestra will be presenting “Broadway and More” on Tuesday, Apr. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Spivey Hall.
The concert will feature music from a number of Broadway shows along with a performance of the Vivaldi Harp Concerto played by winners of the Georgia Harp Society’s Young Artist Concerto Competition.
Tickets are $10 ($5 for students and free for Clayton State students, faculty and staff).
Credit Basics, Apr. 16
The Office of Financial Aid’s presentation on “Crdit Basics” will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 16, in room UC265 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 11 a.m. to noon.
How can borrowers use future income to make large purchases, such as an education or a house? How can lenders make money, the cost of borrowing, and tips for maintaining creditworthiness? To find out the answer come out to the presentation. Prizes will be given to all participants! Bring a friend!
Student Leadership and Involvement Awards, Apr. 17
Clayton State University student leaders and organizations make significant contributions to the campus environment and surrounding communities. The Student Leadership & Involvement Awards provides the Division of Student Affairs with an opportunity to recognize those outstanding students and organizations for their hard work and dedication.
The Student Leadership and Involvement Awards will take place in the SAC Ballrooms on Thursday, Apr. 17. Please RSVP by Apr. 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBDC Why Blogging Should Be Part of Your Marketing Plan (Lunch & Learn), Apr. 18
Friday, Apr. 18, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow
Blogging is one of the best ways to ensure that your website is more than an online brochure.
By creating content that showcases your business, expertise and knowledge, you are providing prospects with the information they need to decide that doing business with you is a great idea.
• The reasons why your business needs a blog
• Writing tips to reach your ideal client
• Setting goals for your blog
• Creating a content calendar
• Integrating your blog and social media for maximum exposure
Lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee.
April Service Learning Series, Apr. 19
It’s the last Service Learning Series of the semester and we are going out with a ROAR!! (And maybe a “HOWL” or a “GROWL”).
For the month of April, the focus of the Service Learning Series will be on Animal Conservation.
Clayton State students will have the opportunity to work with the Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia assisting with their annual fundraiser; the 4th Annual Zebra Dash 5K and one mile fun run. Duties will include runner registration, course set-up and general operations of the race/run.
In addition to learning about the history and mission of the organization. Participants will also receive insight on the importance of wildlife rehabilitation and education programs.
This event will take place on Saturday, Apr. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transportation will be provided to those who request it.
To volunteer for this event, please sign in to the Volgistics volunteer site on the Campus Life webpage… http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/Service-Learning/Series.
If you have any questions, or need any additional information, please contact LaShanda Hardin at (678) 466-5424 or email@example.com.
SBDC Small Business Financing Forum, Apr. 21
Monday, Apr. 21, 2014; 10 a.m. – noon
Clayton State University – East
5823 Trammell Rd.
Free (but registration is required)
Most companies need working capital to conduct their day-to-day business. This program discusses the use of working capital term loans of up to $50,000 to finance these operations.
Information about this important loan program is essential for anyone wanting to expand the operations of a current business or start a new venture.
Join us in helping you grow your business into the future.
Presented by Fred Crispen of Celtic Bank.
Women's Forum Annual Scholarship Luncheon, Apr. 22
The Clayton State Women’s Forum Annual Scholarship Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 22, from noon until 1:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center.
This year’s luncheon will salute women veterans and will feature special guest speaker Colonel Angelique L. Faulise, U.S. Air Force (Retired). The cost of the luncheon is $13.50 and RSVPs are required by Apr. 14. Go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2nssi6mVBuX5mKN to register.
Stem Majors — Paid Internship Opportunity, Apr. 23
Save The Date: Wednesday, Apr. 23, Clayton Hall (next to the College of Business), Room T-101, 5:30 p.m.
A local placement company will present an info session for all STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This company places STEM majors in entry-level, full-time positions with U.S. companies. International students are welcome to attend. If the placement is a good fit, the company also sponsors all visa fees and costs of the legal process to change a student visa status to H1-B (work visa). The event is free and no sign-up is needed.
Clayton State Named “Tree Campus USA;” Arbor Day Celebration, Apr. 25
The Arbor Day Foundation has honored Clayton State University with 2013 Tree Campus USA® recognition for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Clayton State achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.
As part of its Tree Campus USA designation, Clayton State and the University’s Tree Committee are hosting its Second Annual Arbor Day Observance on Friday, Apr. 25, at 10:30 a.m., featuring a representative of the Georgia Forestry Commission who will present Clayton State with its Tree Campus USA plaque.
The comprehensive public Arbor Day ceremony will also include a tree planting at the James M. Baker University Center and the Clayton State Tree Committee will be giving away tree seedlings at the ceremony. Also included on the day will be guided tours of the “Plants of the Piedmont” trail, located behind Spivey Hall, the Music Education Building and the Harry S. Downs Center. Following the ceremony, there will be trees planted at various locations throughout the campus.
Honors Program Spring Meeting, Apr. 25
The Clayton State Honors Program hosts its Spring Wrap Up meeting on Friday, Apr. 25, at noon in Room B14 of the Lecture Hall. The agenda includes thanking outgoing officers, electing next year’s representatives, a brief Honors Program Orientation/Overview and discussion of ongoing committee business. Pizza and drinks will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.
SBDC Creating a Plan for Business Success on Facebook (Lunch & Learn), Apr. 25
Friday, Apr. 25, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow
Your customers are on Facebook, are you?
* Why Facebook is a tool in your marketing toolbox; not the whole toolbox
* The difference between profiles and pages
* How social proof & social equity on Facebook can generate sales
* What is Edgerank and how to use it to reach your customers
* 5 Categories of content you need to produce
* 5 Strategies for using photos to generate engagement
Lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee.
Brigitte Byrd to Lead Poetry Workshop in Peachtree City, Apr. 26
A poetry workshop led by author and Clayton State University English professor Dr. Brigitte Byrd will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 26 at the Peachtree City Library. Lunch is included; pre-registration is required.
Send $15 (checks payable to Friends of the Library) to 201 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City, Ga. 30269 or pay at the library.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Nursing Program to Hold First Research Symposium, May 2
Dr. Victoria Foster, assistant professor of Nursing and interim director of Clayton State University’s Graduate Nursing Program, has announced that the Graduate Nursing Program will be holding the first of what it expects to be an annual series of Research Symposia.
The Research Symposium will be held on Friday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Clayton State main campus in Morrow. The focus for the symposium will be clinical research and its impact on patient outcomes. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Elizabeth Tornquist, author of From Proposal to Publication: An Informal Guide to Writing About Nursing Research. Tornquist, who is retired from the University of North Carolina, travels across the country to speak about writing and publication. According to Foster, there will also be several dynamic and nationally-known nurse researchers/nurse scientists presenting their current research… providing Clayton State students and other attendees with an empowering opportunity within their profession.
“Our graduate students are exposed to educational research, but I wanted them to see and be aware of the importance of clinical research,” explains Foster. “That was the thinking behind creating the symposium.”
Among the presenters will be Clayton State Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Dee Tanner, who will be doing a podium as well as a poster presentation. Dr. Lisa Eichelberger, dean of the College of Health at Clayton State (of which the Graduate Nursing Program is a part), will discuss the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Future of Nursing. She has been working with a group of other Georgia educators on IOM's mission. Also presenting will be Dr. Dawn Aycock and Dr. Patricia Clark, who are both faculty at Georgia State University, and will be presenting on their current research and different research methodologies.
In addition, Dr. Ora Strickland, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Florida International University, will speak about her research, but will also talk about leadership, since some of Clayton State’s graduate nursing students are in the leadership track.
SBDC Why LinkedIn Is So Much More Than an Online Resume (Lunch & Learn), May 2
Friday, May 2, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow
Your customers are on LinkedIn, are you?
* How to create a profile that gets results
* Recommendations and endorsements – Give to get
* How to reach 500 connections, and why it’s important
* Sharing information to increase your visibility
* Joining groups and how participation makes you the expert
* LinkedIn company pages that work
* How using LinkedIn well can make you money
* Creating an action plan for improving your activity on LinkedIn
Lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee.
Register for any class at https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow&searchMonths=6.
SBDC Video Lunch and Learn, May 7
“Why Video Is The Ultimate Tool for Your Business,” Wednesday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Georgia Archives.
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, what is a video worth to your business?
Used effectively, video can enhance your brand, marketing, and client satisfaction. It can educate, entertain, and energize customers, but only when it’s relevant.
This informative workshop will show you how, where, and when video should be used in your business. You will learn from start to finish how to create a video and incorporate it in a marketing/outreach strategy through effective SEO.
We will also give you information on the latest software and equipment, along with hints for filming to the best advantage.
Meal Plans and Dining Dollars End Monday, May 12
All meal plans and Dining Dollars end Monday, May 12. Any unused meals and Dining Dollars will be forfeited if not used by the end of that day (the Lakeside Dining Hall will close at 2 p.m.). You can invite a friend or co-worker to lunch at the Dining Hall or take them to Jazzman’s, Pizza Hut, or SubConnection for a meal… just don’t let your meals or Dining Dollars go to waste!
Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, May 13
Clayton County’s Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, “Community Emergency Preparedness Takes a Village” will be held on Tuesday, May 13, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and the seminar will start promptly at 9:15 a.m.
There is no registration fee, but registration is required. Email email@example.com for the registration form.
Clayton State Athletics Ready to Kickoff 2014 Summer Youth Athletic Camps
The Clayton State Department of Athletics is preparing to kick-off its 2014 summer youth athletic camp schedule.
The first series of camps will begin the week of June 2. All camps are held on the campus of Clayton State University. The department offers athletic camps for boys and girls in the following sports: soccer, basketball, tennis, speed development and a general sports activities camp.
The week-long camps are offered to youth ages six-to-17 years-old and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half-day camps are also available either in the morning or in the afternoon. Campers may also choose to combine two different half-day camps if they wish.
Cost of the full-day camp is $125 and for a half-day is $65. To register online or print out a registration form, please visit http://www.claytonstatesports.com/summer_camps/index.
Clayton State’s athletic camps are designed to provide the highest quality instruction in a safe, fun, and socially-enriching environment. The primary goal is for all campers to enjoy themselves while also learning and improving their skills.
Daily activities are led by Clayton State head coaches and focus on character building aspects of each individual sport, including self-esteem, discipline and responsibility. The camps combine small group instruction as well as game play to ensure development of fundamental skills and game knowledge.
For more information, contact the Clayton State Athletic Department at (678) 466-4678.
Clayton State to Host 2014 Southeast African Model Union in November
Clayton State University is proud to announce that it will host the 18th Annual Southeast Model African Union from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2014. Clayton State values this opportunity to give the students a highly engaging experience in dealing with international issues. If you are interested in learning more or participating in the SEMAU 2014, contact Dr. Augustine Ayuk at AugustineAyuk@mail.clayton.edu, (678) 466-4848.
Dr. Kevin Demmitt Named Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Clayton State is blessed to have a number of individuals able to exercise leadership in times of transition. As Dr. Micheal Crafton prepares to leave us after nearly five years of exceptional service, we are delighted to announce that Dr. Kevin Demmitt has agreed to serve as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Demmitt has served the University in wide variety of capacities over nearly 20 years, most recently in Academic Affairs as Associate Vice President for Extended Programs. Included in those leadership responsibilities are oversight of off-campus sites (especially our Henry and Peachtree City locations), on-line offerings, dual enrollment programs, as well as international programs. His breath of experiences, together with his strong commitment to academic excellence, and collaborations across programs and divisions, make him an exceptional candidate for this position. Like many of our colleagues, I am excited for this chance to work with Dr. Demmitt in this new capacity, and I know he will do an excellent job continuing the excellent work of Dr. Crafton and our other Academic Affairs colleagues.
On a personal note, I want to thank so many involved in Academic Affairs for taking time to speak with me about prospects and opportunities for Academic Affairs. Candid and thoughtful conversations about our academic futures helped me a great deal in this decision process.
We intend to begin the search process to identify the next permanent Provost almost immediately. More information on that will be shared in the very near future. In the meantime, please join me in helping to welcome Dr. Demmitt to this new position.
Tim Hynes, President
Request from Public Safety – Enter Your Number in the Text Message Data Bank
When there is an emergency situation that could impact the safety of our campus, whether it be a human threat or weather related, we send out notifications mainly by email and text message.
Since many of you probably see the text messages much quicker than the emails, it is essential that everyone who has a telephone capable of receiving text messages enter your number into the University system to ensure that you receive the messages. It is an “opt in” system, which means that you have to personally enter your number. As a reminder, the process is very easy and quick:
· Go to the Clayton State University website
· Click on the “Swan”
· Click on “My Tab”
· Scroll down to “Emergency Text Messages” and enter your telephone number and the communications carrier (e.g. Verizon, AT&T, or other)
· Then hit “Save” and you’re done.
It’s that easy, so if you haven’t already done so, please do so now, or if you have changed numbers or carriers since last entered, please update now.
Safety Message to Campus
Plan, Prepare, React…
To all students, faculty and staff, the following safety tips are being provided in the unfortunate event that any of you are ever exposed to an active shooter incident, whether on or off campus.
Active shooter defined — an individual actively engaged in shooting people in a confined space or other populated area. In most cases, there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.
If an active shooter is ever in your vicinity, quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect yourself. Students, employees and visitors are likely to follow the directions of instructors, supervisors and administrators during an active shooter situation.
Active Shooter Response Options
Have an escape route and plan in mind. Identify the nearest exit doors from your location to the outside of the building.
Leave your belongings behind (take keys and phones only if it doesn’t delay your escape).
Keep your hands visible if you encounter the police.
Hide in an area out of the active shooter’s view.
Block entry to your hiding place and lock or barricade the doors if possible with tables, chairs, etc.
Place cell phones on silent or vibrate mode.
Keep quiet and turn out the lights.
Last Resort–Take action
As a last resort and only when your life is in danger.
Attempt to incapacitate the active shooter.
Act with physical aggression and throw items at the shooter, books, backpacks, shoes, hot coffee, fire extinguishers, anything that may be a deterrent or distraction.
Call Public Safety at (678) 466-4050 or 911 when it is safe to do so.
How to respond when law enforcement arrives:
Remain calm and follow instructions from officers.
Immediately raise hands and spread fingers when instructed by officers.
Keep hands visible at all times.
Avoid making quick movements toward officers such as attempting to go to them for safety.
Avoid pointing, screaming or yelling.
Don’t stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating; proceed in the direction from which officers are entering the building/area or toward the location designated by officers.
Information you should provide to law enforcement or 911:
Location of the active shooter/s
Number of shooters
Physical description of the shooter/s
Number and type of weapons possessed by the shooter/s
Number of potential victims and their locations at the incident scene
These are just a few safety suggestions to keep in mind. Our Public Safety Department can provide an “active shooter response” training session to either small or large groups upon request, which includes a practical scenario video recently produced by campus police in the USG. If interested, please call our office at (678) 466-4050.
College of Business – Advantageous Admission Requirement Changes
As we approach the release of the fall 2014 Academic Catalog, please note changes regarding the admission requirements to the College of Business. Students interested in majoring in Accounting, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, or General Business must begin as a Pre-Business major. After students meet specific requirements as they progress through the curriculum, they must apply to the College of Business and one of the five majors listed above.
To pursue a Bachelor of Business degree, students must meet the following admission requirements to transition from Pre-Business to their major, in addition to all university admission and academic requirements:
· Earn 36 semester credit hours
· Complete ACCT 2101 and ECON 2105 with a minimum grade of C
· Have a minimum overall and institutional Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0
· Be in good academic standing at Clayton State University
If you are currently a Pre-Business student that meets the eligibility requirements, please complete and submit your application online:
http://www.clayton.edu/business/advisement/sbforms. Students that will meet the eligibility requirements at the end of the spring or summer ‘14 term may complete and submit their application online at the end of the term, once grades have been posted.
Please complete and submit the Admission Application (BBA) – Effective Fall 2014 for admission to the College of Business. If you have any questions regarding this process or your curriculum, please consult your Academic Advisor.
Because of recent changes to state law in January 2014 and federal regulations we are having to implement a change to our registration procedures.
This notice is to inform you about Clayton State University’s new requirements related to registration.
A student’s authorization to enroll in courses at Clayton State University is conditional upon acceptance of all terms and conditions set forth in the Registration Agreement. Students must agree to the terms and conditions when they enter the registration system, and only then they will be permitted to proceed to registration. Students who do not accept the terms and conditions of the Registration Agreement will not be permitted to register in courses at Clayton State University. The complete Registration Agreement is available in the DUCK portal under Student Services
A temporary hold has been placed on your registration. Please go to the “DUCK” and agree to the terms of the Registration Agreement and the hold will be automatically lifted.
If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar’s office at (678) 466-4295.
Unfortunately, some technical issues prevented the Registration Agreement form from working properly on Mar. 31. These issues have been resolved. Please be advised that the Registration Agreement will not be displayed until the day that you are allowed to register (in accordance to your class standing – i.e. senior, junior, sophomore, freshman).
If you experienced difficulty in registering yesterday, please try again.
Clayton State Scholarships
Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year (Fall Semester 2014 and Spring Semester 2015), students will no longer need to complete a scholarship application for Clayton State scholarships managed by the Financial Aid Office. We will be utilizing a new scholarship software program that will identify students who meet the criteria for each scholarship.
For the scholarships managed by the Financial Aid Office, students do not need to take any action to be considered. All accepted entering freshmen, transfer, graduate, and enrolled continuing students will be automatically considered for all scholarships for which they meet the minimum criteria.
For some scholarships additional information may be needed before an award can be made. In those cases all students who meet the minimum criteria will be sent an email to their Clayton State account informing them of their consideration for a particular scholarship. The email will contain instructions on what the student needs to do if they wish to be considered further for that particular scholarship.
The scholarship selection process will begin after Apr. 1. Students who are selected for a Clayton State scholarship that is managed by the Financial Aid Office will receive notification through their Clayton State email account. Additional information, along with Frequently Asked Questions, can be found on our website.
Some Clayton State scholarships may still require an application such as:
Spivey Music Scholarships
Please check each website for application and deadline information on these scholarships.
Please remember to check the Private Scholarships listing on a regular basis since new scholarship information is listed frequently. The listing is now available in a spreadsheet format for your convenience. The list can be printed or saved on your computer.
There is also a list of free Scholarship Search Sites on our website. Remember that if you have to pay money to apply for a scholarship, it’s most likely a scam.
Operation Study Ambassadors
Would you like to assist other students by promoting studying?
Are you interested in giving back to the Clayton State community?
Do you support high academic achievement?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then being an Operation Study Ambassador is for you!
Operation Study is a university-wide initiative designed to re-invent the academic experience by establishing a campus culture that expects and supports high motivation and academic achievement of Clayton State students.
The overall purpose of Operation Study is to positively impact student retention and persistence toward degree completion.
To apply to become an Operation Study Ambassador please complete this Qualtrics Survey:
Dental Hygiene Clinic is Looking for Children Patients
One of Clayton State University’s best-known and busiest community outreach programs, the public Dental Hygiene Clinic run by the Department of Dental Hygiene, is looking for young patients.
According to Department Chair Dr. Gail Barnes, the Dental Hygiene Clinic has experienced a shortage of children patients, especially children with mixed dentition, that is, both baby and permanent teeth.
“To meet their graduation requirements, senior dental hygiene students are required to provide oral care for a certain number of children,” she explains.
Although Clayton State does have a lot of non-traditional students, including some young dual-enrolled students and many older adult students, Barnes notes that most Clayton State students do not have young family members who can be patients at the clinic. As a result, Barnes is soliciting support from the Clayton State community and the community at large to assist the University’s Dental Hygiene students in this endeavor.
Appointments for the Dental Hygiene Clinic are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for all ages, but especially for children. For a nominal fee, Clayton State Dental Hygiene students provide dental cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments and x-rays under the direction of dental health clinical faculty.
Please call (678) 466-4920 to schedule an appointment for a young child in your life.
Recruitment for AmeriCorps 2014-2015 Team Happening Now
Love service and volunteering? Then apply to join the largest national network of people GETTING THINGS DONE for their communities!
AmeriCorps (pronounced "Ame-ri-core") is a national service program designed to connect Americans in intensive service to meet critical community needs in education, environment, public safety, disaster preparedness and other human needs.
What do the Clayton State University AmeriCorps Members Do?
· Clayton State University AmeriCorps Members champion issues in the Clayton County community and surrounding areas by participating in monthly service events and recruiting their fellow peers to get involved in community activism!
· AmeriCorps members serve 900 hours of community service over the course of 10 months (about 20 hours a week)
· AmeriCorps members spend 15 hours a week tutoring and mentoring local high school students.
· AmeriCorps members participate in the Alternative Service Trip Break Programs
· AmeriCorps members plan and facilitate the monthly AmeriCorps Service Cinema Series
To join the Clayton State University AmeriFamily, complete the 2014-2015 AmeriCorps application which is available for you to pick up now in the Department of Campus Life, located on the second floor of the Student Activities Center.
For more information or to download the AmeriCorps Application packet online, check out our website; http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/Service-Learning/AmeriCorps or contact Jennifer Welch at (678) 466-5462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SmartPrint Now in Edgewater Hall
The Center for Academic Success (CAS) announces the installation of SmartPrint in Edgewater Hall, Ste. 276. Students will have access to the SmartPrint during the business hours of the CAS: Monday through Thursday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Apply to Become a University Hearing Panel Member
The Office of Student Community Standards is looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in being a member of the Clayton State University Hearing Panel.
University Hearing Panel members at Clayton State University play an integral role in educating their peers about their rights and responsibilities as members of the Clayton State community, as well as upholding community behavioral standards.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Uphold the University’s community standards as defined by the Student Code of Conduct and honor the principles of peer governance, confidentiality, and objectivity
2. Make the time commitment of three to five hours per month
3. Share in the task of making challenging and difficult decisions that support the ethical and behavioral standards of the Clayton State University community
4. Attend educational training sessions throughout the year as well as scheduled conduct hearings
5. Set aside personal and/or organizational perspective in order to establish accountability and maintain community standards
6. Maintain a high level of sensitivity, awareness, and maturity when dealing with cases of a very serious and/or delicate nature
7. Participate in and improve the conduct process as needs arise
· Must have Institutional GPA of at least a 2.5 by the end of the summer 2014 term
· Must have 24 credit hours (transfer hours are acceptable) by the end of the summer 2014 term; 6 hours for graduate students
· Must be in good Academic/Disciplinary standing (not currently on Disciplinary probation)
· Gain great experience to build your resume (especially for Legal Studies and Criminal Justice majors)
· Be a part of the Community Student Conduct process
If you would like to gain experience for your resume and gain knowledge on Student Conduct processes, then become a member of the University Hearing Panel.
Applications can be found online at the link listed below and must be submitted by Monday, Apr. 14, 2014 at 5 p.m. Link to the application: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0Vqa9K0qB5cGm3j
(an alternate version of the application is available upon request)
Please note that this application has several sections including a references section. This application may take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. You can start the application and resume progress at a later time by clicking the same link using the same computer and browser. After you have submitted the application you cannot go back to it. If you have problems please contact the office.
Upon receipt of your application we will be contacting you to schedule an interview which will be held the end of April/beginning of May.
BCW Public Comment Period Currently Underway
The Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers, ages 0-3 years, with special needs. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for administration of the BCW system and BCW is administered locally in Clayton County by the Clayton County Board of Health.
As required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C section 34 CFR §§303.110-303.113, DPH has published its Part C BCW application in order to give the public an opportunity to comment on the application and BCW policy. From now until Apr. 17, 2014, the public may review the revised BCW policy at the following location during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday):
The Clayton County Board of Health
Comprehensive Health Facility
1117 Battle Creek Rd.
Jonesboro, GA 30236
The policy can also be reviewed online at http://health.state.ga.us. Comments about the policy are received in three ways:
1) Written comments will be received until Apr. 17, 2014:
Babies Can’t Wait
Attn: Phyllis Turner, Interim BCW Program Manager
2 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 11-406
Atlanta, GA 30303-13422
2) Email comments will be received until Apr. 17, 2014:
Send emails to email@example.com
3) Facsimile comments will be received until Apr. 17, 2014:
State BCW Office Fax (404-657-2763)
For more information about Georgia’s BCW early intervention program, visit http://health.state.ga.us/programs/bcw.