Heritage Bank Holiday Classic, Dec. 29, Dec. 30
Those fourth-ranked, undefeated, untied, and practically untouched (they’re only giving up 47 points per game – second in NCAA Division II) Clayton State Lakers of Coach Dennis Cox (BTW… congratulations, Dennis) will return to action later this month in the annual Heritage Bank Holiday Classic on Saturday, Dec. 29, and Sunday, Dec. 30, in the Athletics & Fitness Center
The Heritage Bank Holiday Classic has been a staple of the Lakers’ schedule over the past few seasons thanks to the support of both the bank and of one of the great, all-time boosters of Clayton State Athletics, Leonard Moreland, who heads up both Heritage Bank and the Clayton State Foundation (thanks, Leonard.)
The Lakers will play Benedict at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by Barton at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Come out and see MeMe, ShayShay (who is having a great junior year), KMob and the rest of the champions in action.
Both Laker teams will return after New Year’s with a pair of Peach Belt doubleheaders; Thursday, Jan. 3 (5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) against Armstrong Atlantic and Saturday, Jan. 5 (1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.) against Flagler.
Loch Shop’s Stuck on Campus Sale, Dec. 10 to Dec. 21
The Loch Shop will be having its annual “Stuck On Campus” sale, starting on Monday, Dec. 10 and running through Friday, Dec. 21.
Included in the same will be such bargains as limited edition Clayton State University Christmas ornaments for $9.99, Buy 2 Bargain Books, get one free (of equal or lesser value), as well as deep discounts on the most popular authors in the tradebook section.
Finish your holiday shopping with great deals, free gift wrapping, no parking hassles and plenty of Laker Pride.
Department of Teacher Education Looks for Feedback for Accreditation
The Department of Education at Clayton State University is currently undergoing its reaccreditation process through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). As part of this on-going process, the Department of Teacher Education has announced the opportunity for all interested parties to provide feedback on the University’s Teacher Education Program to its accrediting agency.
Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to NCATE. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the institution, for example; graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates, etc.
The Clayton State Department of Teacher Education invites written comments to be submitted to:
Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Ste. 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Correspondence will be submitted to Clayton State for response via NCATE¹s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). NCATE will not upload anonymous comments to the board of examiners team or institutions.
For questions, please contact Monica Siengo at: email@example.com
Late Registration for Spring 2013 Begins, Dec. 10
Late registration for the spring 2013 semester will begin Monday, Dec. 10, at 12:01 a.m., for students whose classes were dropped for nonpayment or for students who did not previously register for spring classes. The $100 late fee will apply at that time.
Spring 2013 Enrollment Reminder Dates
January 3 Registration for TAP Students and Senior Citizens
January 5 First Day of Weekend Classes
January 7 First Day of Weekday Classes
January 7-10 Drop/Add and Late Registration ($100 late fee if not already registered)
January 10 Final Tuition/Fee Payment Deadline
January 17 No Show Deadline – must attend class by this date
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes)
The complete spring 2013 academic calendar is available at http://www.clayton.edu/calendar
Donate a Textbook, Earn Study Bucks
The Office of Orientation & New Student programs need your help! Please consider helping other Clayton State students who might need some temporary assistance with textbooks. We are collecting textbooks from core classes taught at Clayton State for the upcoming fall 2013 BookSMART program.
Textbooks collected will be used to start a small book program, BookSMART (Success. Motivation, Academics, Retention, Transition) in which students can visit our office and utilize the books in-house to study in our Resource Center.
BookSMART will serve as a resource for students who may be experiencing temporary financial obstacles in securing core course textbooks (typically at the beginning of each semester), but desire to maintain their academic success in their courses.
Students who do not plan to sell their textbooks can drop off their books to our office, located in the Student Center, room 218. Donate a book and earn Study Bucks (limited supply) for your donation!
Please make sure the book is in fair condition and can be used in core classes. Please contact Darius Thomas, programs assistant, at DariusThomas@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-5443.
Reserve Your Textbooks Using The Loch Shop Pre-Pack Plan, Through Dec. 21
The Loch Shop Pre-Pack Program is a free online service that allows you to reserve the books you need for the upcoming semester. You can save money by having first choice of used books; save time by letting us pull your books for you; skip lines by checking out through our dedicated pre-pack line.
Pre-Pack your textbooks, now through Friday, Dec. 21. To begin reserving your textbooks, click here: http://www.ishoplochshop.com/site_textbook_agreement.asp
Any questions? Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (678) 466-4220.
Desire2Learn Replacing GeorgiaView in January
This coming spring, Clayton State University will move to Desire2Learn (D2L) as the new learning management system, replacing GeorgiaView. Faculty with classes starting in January 2013 will use this system to provide "anytime, anywhere" access to syllabi, readings, multi-media files, electronic dropboxes, online quizzes, email, grading, student progress reports, and project files.
To help make this transition an easy one for students, information and training is available.
The HUB and the Center for Instructional Development will conduct hourly seminars on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 to help students become acquainted with the Desire2Learn environment. These seminars will be held in room L-200 in the Library. In addition, print and video tutorial can be viewed at the following website…
For additional information and questions please contact the HUB at ext. 4357.
Course Credit Offered for Working in Student Media
It’s not too late to sign up to earn course credit for working on The Bent Tree, Clayton State internet Radio (CSiR), and Clayton State Television (CSTV). The Visual and Performing Arts Department collaborates each semester with Clayton State’s Student Media Organizations to offer interested students the opportunity to earn credit for working with one of the three organizations.
Starting for spring semester students can select from one of five "tracks"
Photography for newspaper
This opportunity is open to any Clayton State University students and counts as an elective for most majors. Experience is not necessary, but encouraged. Course credit ranges from one to four hours.
Attendance at first meeting is MANDATORY. This meeting will be held on Jan. 11, 2013, from noon to 2 p.m. Syllabi for the class will be handed out at the first organizational meeting.
Meetings for the student media organizations have not yet been determined for spring.
JOUR 3011 is for students interested in newswriting and photography.
JOUR 3012 is for students interested in radio production, television production, and editing.
For more information or to register, please contact Dr. Randy Clark, assistant professor of Communication Media Studies. Please include your name, course number, number of hours, and which track you would like to take. By email: email@example.com
. By phone: (678) 466-4724.
Spring 2013 Intramural Sports Registration
The Department of Recreation and Wellness wants to announce our upcoming Intramural Sports leagues which will start in January 2013. Our first round of sports will include 5×5 basketball, indoor soccer, and volleyball. There are leagues for all genders and talent levels. All students, faculty, and staff and encouraged to participate!
To register, all you have to do is use your Clayton State email address to create an account and sign up a team at IMleagues.com/clayton which is the site used to host our Intramural sports leagues. If you have any questions please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (678) 466-4973.
ASK ME! Program…Volunteers Needed for Spring Semester 2013
ASK ME is designed to help welcome newcomers and returning students to the University during the start of each semester. The program features welcome tents and student volunteers wearing bright orange “Ask Me!” T-shirts. Volunteers are positioned in high-traffic areas around the campus to welcome students, answer questions, and point people in the right direction.
Student volunteers will serve on the following days: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers for ASK ME will earn $25 “Bookstore Bucks” for each four-hour shift (limit two shifts per volunteer).
To be eligible, a student must have earned at least 15 credit hours at Clayton State University, and must attend one of two 30-minute training sessions, held on Jan. 2, 2013 and Jan. 3, 2013. To sign up, contact Charnele Dobbins at email@example.com
by Friday, Dec. 14. Make sure to check your class schedule before selecting times to volunteer. For more information regarding this program, contact the Department of Campus Life at (678) 466-5433.
The Loch Shop Launches New Custom Fan Shop; www.claytonstategear.com
Clayton State University Laker fans can now do all their holiday shopping on-line, with one easy click of the mouse.
Todd Smith, manager of the University’s Loch Shop, has announced the launch of www.claytonstategear.com
, the official online store for Clayton State Athletics devoted exclusively to selling Laker athletic gear. From Adidas to Under Armour, www.claytonstategear.com
has something for every Laker fan, while offering the ease of online purchasing.
“Our new custom fan shop, www.claytonstategear.com
, allows the Loch Shop to offer its customers a larger number of items than we have space to offer in our current bricks and mortar location,” notes Smith, who adds that The Loch Shop splits the proceeds from every sale with the Clayton State Athletics Department.
Jessica Valadez, the developer of the new site and college program manager for Advanced-Online, says that www.claytonstategear.com
should have between 300 to 500 products available online, and will continue to add new products throughout the year. She also promises to run monthly promotions (the current one is a gift with a $50 purchase) throughout the year as well.
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Hours During Semester Break
Dec. 10 – 21, 2012
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CLOSED – Dec. 22, 2012 – Jan. 1, 2013
Jan. 2, 2013
- 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Loch Shop and LakerCard Operating Hour for the Beginning of Spring 2013
Operating hours for the Loch Shop and LakerCard Center are available at:
- Loch Shop Hours
- LakerCard Hours
Dining Services Hours During Semester Break
Lakeside Dining Hall
- Last meal for Fall 2012: Lunch on Friday, Dec. 7
- CLOSED: Dec. 10 – Jan. 6
- Normal service resumes Monday, Jan. 7
Visit Holiday Operating Hours
for information about all retail units.
Loch Shop and LakerCard Operating Hours for the Beginning of Spring 2013
Operating hours for the Loch Shop and LakerCard Center are available at:
- Loch Shop Hours
- LakerCard Hours
SBDC Starting a Business Workshop, Jan. 11 at Clayton State – Fayette
The first installment of the Clayton State Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) popular “Starting a Business” workshop for 2013 will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the University’s Clayton State – Fayette instructional site, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City, Ga.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” are provided as part of the $69 registration fee.
To register, go to: http://www.georgiasbdc.org
. or call (678) 466-5100.
Current Clayton State students and staff receive a 50 percent discount if they contact SBDC’s Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 for the discount code.
First Lego League Super Regional Qualifier, Jan. 12
Clayton State, specifically the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences, will once again be hosting the First Lego League Super Regional Qualifier.
The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in the Baker Center (largely on Main Street and the Commons Area) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CIMS’ Jay Terry is heading up the organization of the event. For details will be forthcoming.
King’s Celebration 2013, Jan. 15 to Jan. 21
The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration is a collaborative effort between the Department of Campus Life, AmeriCorps, Diversity Education Experiences for Peers (D.E.E.P.) Educators, the Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., to commemorate the life of Dr. King and significant events that occurred during the Civil Rights movement.
Jan. 15 — MLK Rally
Campus Life, in collaboration with AmeriCorps and D.E.E.P. Educators, will sponsor a rally at Forest Park High School to educate students about Dr. King’s dream, vision, and life as well as celebrate his legacy.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Forest Park High School
Sponsored by: AmeriCorps and D.E.E.P. Peer Educators
Jan. 15 — I Have A Dream March and Candlelight Vigil
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the annual MLK March in honor of individuals that fought for civil rights of all mankind. The MLK March procession will end at the Lawson Amphitheatre with a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Dr. King’s birthday, legacy and dream.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., James M. Baker University Center Quad and Lawson Amphitheatre
Sponsored by: Campus Life, D.E.E.P. Peer Educators, and Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Jan. 20 — King’s Sunday Supper
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. King, America's Sunday Supper invites people from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect our community and highlight our shared values and strengths.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Student Activities Center Ballroom
Sponsored by: Campus Life, Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Jan. 21 — MLK Day of Service and MLK March
The campus community will engage in a series of volunteer projects in the Atlanta area in tribute to the work and life of Dr. King. Transportation will be provided for 25 participants. For more information regarding registration for this event, please contact LaShanda Hardin at LaShandaHardin@clayton.edu
8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Atlanta
Sponsored by: Department of Campus Life
Run Clayton State' 5K Run/Walk Planned for Feb. 9 Homecoming Festivities
The Clayton State Department of Athletics and the Atlanta Southside Runners, a local running club, will team up to hold the second 5K Run/Walk, “Run Clayton State.”
The race, which will take place in conjunction with Clayton State’s Homecoming festivities, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, and will run entirely on the University’s campus, starting and finishing in front of the Harry S. Downs Center.
Check-in for the race will begin at 7:45 a.m. in front of the Downs Center with the race beginning at 9 a.m. All runners will receive a T-shirt and age group winners will be recognized with awards. A special grand prize will be awarded to the top female and male winners. The race will also include admission to the Annual Alumni Breakfast, which starts at 9:30 a.m., also at the Harry S. Downs Center.
In addition, participants will receive complimentary tickets to the Saturday afternoon’s NCAA Division II women’s and men’s basketball games at Clayton State’s Athletics & Fitness Center. Clayton State’s women’s team will play Montevallo at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by the men’s game at 5:30 p.m.
The entry fee for the race is $15 per person with the registration fee increasing after Feb. 6 to $20 per person. The race day entry fee is $25. A family rate (minimum of three, maximum of six participants) is also available. The family rate is $40 and increases to $55 after Feb. 6. The race day family rate is $75. To be guaranteed a race T-shirt, participants must be registered by Feb. 1.
For more information about the 5K Race/Walk or to register online, please visit www.claytonstatesports.com\RunClaytonState
Proceeds from the race will benefit the fundraising efforts of the Clayton State Department of Athletics. Gifts — regardless of the size — support student- athlete success both on and off the playing fields, and helps Laker teams compete in the elite Peach Belt Conference of NCAA Division II.
The Clayton State Laker Club is the fundraising arm of Clayton State Athletics. Its mission is to support more than 150 student-athletes and their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence.
For race sponsorship opportunities or questions, please contact Gid Rowell, assistant athletic director for External Relations, at (678) 466-4681 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recreation & Wellness to Host AFAA’s APEX Event, Feb. 8 to Feb. 10
The Clayton State University Department of Recreation & Wellness is proud to host the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America’s (AFAA) semi-annual APEX event in the University’s Student Activities Center from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2013.
During APEX, AFAA, the world's largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator, offers certifications and workshops in multiple cities for the special price of only $99 per day, per program. The training is targeted to primary group exercise instructor and kickboxing instructors seeking certification for the first time, or renewing a certification.
The primary group exercise instructor certifications will take place on Friday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, while the kickboxing instructor certification will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
Registration is currently available on AFAA’s website http://www.afaa.com
by clicking on the APEX link and searching the Atlanta area.
For more information, please visit AFAA.com or contact Williamson at (678) 466-4975 or email email@example.com