Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Auditions, Apr. 28
On Saturday, Apr. 28, the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program will hold its 19th annual season auditions. Started in spring of 1994, the choir program is wrapping up its 18th year and getting ready for the 2012/2013 season.
Arguably the most famous outreach program of Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall, the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program offers students professional-level instruction in vocal pedagogy, music theory, sight singing, ear training, presentation, and exposure to a variety of choral styles.
But that's not all. Being involved in the program also enhances children’s lives by helping them develop qualities of self-reliance, personal integrity, responsibility, compassion, and confidence in their abilities. This twofold purpose enables students to benefit as much as possible from an extracurricular activity.
For more information on scheduling a student audition, go to; www.spiveyhallchildrenschoir.org
, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call (770) 946-9072.
Midnight Study Break, Apr. 29
Campus Events Council (CEC) and Student Government Association (SGA) presents Midnight Study Break, Sunday Apr. 29, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Yes, you read correctly, we will be here in the Student Activities Center until the sun rises on Monday morning!
This Midnight Study Break will feature the following:
- Tutors from the Center for Academic Success and AmeriCorps
- The infamous Oxygen Bar
- Breakfast (for real, for real)
- Survival Kits (scantrons, test books, etc…)
- Aqua Massage Beds
Wait, there’s more… The SAC will open up the Game Room for much needed game breaks and the Department of Recreation and Wellness will open up the Fitness Center for much needed Fitness Breaks…
We aren’t through yet… this year we have two new additions to the Midnight Study tradition. The Omicron Omega Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., will be hosting the first-ever Stress Scream Session (you have to come experience it for yourself) and CEC presents “Study by Moonlight.” Looking for a change of scenery, grab a blanket or a towel and join us on the Green as we study by moonlight.
Midnight Study is a proud supporter of Operation Study. Earn 10 study bucks at Midnight Study.
The first 100 Clayton State students to sign in at Midnight Study will receive FREE Midnight Study T-shirts.
Identifying Projects to Help Student Learning
All accredited institutions of higher education—like Clayton State University-- are reviewed every ten year by peers to assure that those institutions continue to meet the standards for accreditation. Our accrediting body is the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges, and our accreditation is important because it allows you the opportunity to have access to federal financial aid and to have your degree recognized by other institutions that you might attend after graduation.
As part of this process, Clayton State must design and develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) on a topic that helps enhance some aspects of student learning. We are asking for your assistance in this process because, as students, you might have ideas for projects that would enhance your learning.
Our Leadership Team has identified some broad areas and potential topics that fit within Clayton State’s strategic plan; however, we need your feedback on those topics and your ideas for other areas that would benefit you and your learning experience at Clayton State.
The link below will direct you to a survey containing some major themes and more specific items that might be developed. The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete and your responses will be completely anonymous. Please complete your response by April 27, 2012.
You can access the survey at:
Thank you for participating in this important process. If you have any questions about the survey, please direct them to Dr. Jill Lane (JillLane@clayton.edu
And as we come to the end of the semester, please continue to work hard and to bring the semester to a positive and successful end. And for those of you who will be graduating in a few days, let me begin the process of congratulating you. For those who still have some course work to complete, keep up the good work and the commitment to learning.
All the best,
Dr. Tim Hynes
Atlanta Community Food Bank Food Drive
Thank you to the Clayton State Department of Psychology, and student Heidi Ulrich, for sponsoring the Atlanta Community Food Bank Food Drive at Clayton State.
Everyone at Clayton State University is invited to participate and get involved by helping collect food and non-perishable items most needed at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Currently there are four collection stations, with two barrels each, located in the Student Activity Center (by the information desk), at the information desk in the James M. Baker University Center, in the Arts and Science Building, and in the Natural and Behaviorial Sciences Building common area at the vending machines.
Here is a list of the most needed items.
Most Needed FOOD Items: NON FOOD Items:
Peanut Butter Diapers (any size)
Canned Tuna Adult Diapers
Canned Beans Baby Wipes
Canned Soups, Stews and Pastas Feminine Hygiene Products
100% Fruit Juice Toilet Tissue
Canned Fruits and Vegetables Toothpaste
Macaroni and Cheese Dinners Toothbrushes
Whole Grain, Low Sugar Cereals Bath soap
• No Glass Containers
• No Baby Food or Formula
• No Condiments
• No Salad Dressing
• No Pet Foods
Want to be Part of Student Media?? Now Accepting Applications for Fall Executive Positions
Student Media is now taking applications for executive positions for the fall!
Student Media is made up of The Bent Tree student newspaper, Clayton State Internet Radio (CSiR) and Clayton State Television (CSTv). The purpose of Student Media is to provide information from a student perspective about campus life. We are committed to fairly, accurately, and responsibly covering the Clayton State community, and remain dedicated to providing real-time media experiences for students interested in this industry.
Student Media executive board positions are open to all majors. The following positions will be open for fall:
• Editor-in-Chief (President) for the Bent Tree
• Managing Editor (Vice President) for the Bent Tree
• Photo Editor (Secretary) for the Bent Tree
• Assignments Editor (Treasurer) for the Bent Tree
• General Manager (President) for CSiR
• Program Director (Vice President) for CSiR
• Production/Technical Director (Vice President) for CSiR
• Marketing Director (Secretary) for CSiR
• Personnel/Financial Director (Treasurer) for CSiR
• President of CSTv
• Vice President of Programming for CSTv
• Vice President of Business for CSTv
• Secretary for CSTv
• Treasurer for CSTv
All current officers must reapply for the 2012-2013 academic period. No experience is necessary to apply, but is beneficial. All students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with the university to be accepted. All selected students must be able to attend mandatory training sessions over the summer.
The application deadline is Apr. 30, 2012, by 5 p.m. Applications can be downloaded from the Student Media page, www.clayton.edu/student-media
or a hard copy can be obtained from the Department of Campus Life, Room 201A. Completed applications should be submitted to the Student Activities Center, Department of Campus Life, Ste. 201A, ATTN: Jennifer DeMond, Student Media Advisor.
Please contact Jennifer DeMond for more information at email@example.com
or via phone: (678) 466-5427.
Campus Activities Survey
The Campus Events Council is YOUR official programming board. Our mission is to provide the Clayton State community with activities that enhance and enrich the quality of campus life by addressing the needs and interests of our diverse student body.
We rely heavily on your feedback regarding our activities to ensure we are addressing your needs and interests. Please take a few moments to click on the link below to take the 2011/12 Campus Activities Survey. At the end of the survey, you will be allowed to enter a very special contest for the chance to win over $100 dollars in Clayton State Spirit Gear. There will be three winners awarded. The contest rules are given at the end of the survey.
The survey is available now through Sunday, Apr. 29.
Free Replacement Laker Card
Have you lost your LakerID card? Do you just want a new picture?
Step 1: Complete the survey found on the LakerCard Center webpage. http://auxiliaries.clayton.edu/lakercard/
Step 2: “Like” the LakerCard Center Facebook page.
Step 3: Stop by the LakerCard Center the next day to get your new card! You can get your new card now, or save it for when you need it.
Survey expires May 4. One free card per student. Completion of both steps 1 and 2 required to be eligible free card.
Clayton State Library Announces New Popular Reading Collection
The Clayton State Library has a new Popular Reading Collection. The collection is housed separately from the circulating collection and includes bestselling fiction and non-fiction including new releases. The Library’s most recent newsletter has more details on the front page. Go to, http://www.clayton.edu/Portals/546/docs/newsletter141.pdf
The purpose of the collection, which is located just inside the Library’s Baker Center entrance directly opposite the Circulation Desk, is to provide a convenient location for students, faculty and staff to find recreational reading materials.
In addition to books from the Library’s circulating collection, the Popular Reading Collection will be refreshed each month with current books received as part of a lease/purchase plan. The collection will include bestselling authors, biography, nonfiction, hobbies, self-employment and more.
Student Meal Plans and Dining Dollars End May 7
All student meal plans and Dining Dollars end May 7. Meals expire at the end of lunch on May 7, and Dining Dollars expire at the end of the day. If you have a commuter meal plan, invite a friend to eat with you. If you have Dining Dollars, don’t let them go to waste! Take a friend to Jazzman’s for coffee or a smoothie or maybe treat them to a pizza at Pizza Hut.
SGA Officials for the 2012-2013 Academic Year
President: Rasheen Hunter
Vice-President: Christian Reynolds
Treasurer: Ta-Mia McGruder
Secretary: Joshua Davis
Clayton Community Big Band Presents “2-Hour Energy” in Spivey Hall, Apr. 30
The Clayton State University Department of Visual & Performing Arts presents the Clayton Community Big Band in “2-Hour Energy,” a concert filled with fast-paced, contemporary big band music, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 30, in Spivey Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Directed by Stacey Houghton (Rex) and Assistant Director Art Thompson (Fayetteville), “2-Hour Energy” features challenging and fast-paced instrumental compositions from composers Gordon Goodwin, Bob Mintzer, Les Hooper, Tom Kubis, Thad Jones and Sammy Nestic. Drawing from talented composers’ challenging pieces creates a high energy level that demands an equally high skill level from Clayton Community Big Band musicians.
Downs Center Roof Replacement
They’re raising the roof at the Harry S. Downs Center… the roof replacement project will began the week of Apr. 30 through May 4. There will be some minor inconveniences during the tear- off, but there should be minimal noise.
All-Tex Roofing will set up dumpsters along the southeast corner of the building (near kitchen area) which may occupy a portion of the sidewalk. This area will be enclosed with temporary fencing to assist in preventing hazardous conditions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Donald West at (678) 466-4203.
The Art of Cooking Healthy, May 1
The Art of Cooking Healthy Lunch & Learn is fun, free, and informative. Learn how to make your favorite meals and desserts low in fat, sugar, and salt. You will watch food preparation steps, learn cooking techniques and sample food entrees.
This class is taught by a professional chef who is also a registered dietitian. Space is limited, so register early!
Tuesday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Clayton State — East Auditorium.
Registration details: go to http://claytoncookingdemo.eventbrite.com/
, password: Superfoods
It’s Coming… FAFSA Day at Clayton State, May 12
The Third Annual FAFSA Day at Clayton State University… the biggest, most informative event of the year for the Clayton State Office of Financial Aid… is coming up soon.
For 2012, FAFSA Day will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room UC327 of the James M. Baker University Center on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow.
Clayton State Athletics to Host FAN-Raiser Golf Tournament May 14
What has become an annual event for the Clayton State Athletic Department is on the horizon with the FAN-Raiser Golf Tournament.
The 2012 FAN-Raiser Golf returns to the Lake Spivey Golf Club on Monday, May 14. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m., followed by the start of the tournament at noon. All proceeds from this event go towards the Clayton State Athletic Department. This marks the 17th
year that Clayton State Athletics has hosted the FAN-Raiser Tournament at Lake Spivey.
Golfers can sign up as individuals or as a team. The individual registration is $100 prior to May 4, and $125 from May 5 up until the day of the tournament. Teams can register for $380 prior to May 4, and for $450 from May 5 up until the day of the tournament.
In addition, hole sponsorships are $150, and individuals and businesses can donate prizes or gifts for all the participants.
The athletic department accepts both checks and credit card payments (VISA and MasterCard) for registration. Make all checks payable to the “CSU Foundation.” For more information, call (678) 466-4679.
Atlanta Export Symposium, May 23
Through his capacity as president of World Trade Center Atlanta, Clayton State Director of the Office of International Programs John Parkerson has arranged free attendance for any College of Business students or faculty who might wish to attend the Atlanta Export Symposium on May 23, at the World Trade Center.
This is an ambitious program, with outstanding sponsors and program panelists. It should provide excellent substantive content and networking opportunities for students who are interested in international business, international marketing and supply chain.
Any individuals who wish to attend should contact Parkerson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (678) 466-4091.