Counseling and Psychological Services Moving to Clayton Station
The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services is moving to a temporary location while renovations are going on in their office. They will be located in Clayton Station, Building 100, Apartment 102, until further notice.
As a way to welcome Clayton State University’s new and returning students to campus, the Department of Campus Life is scheduling Welcome Week 2012 for August 13 thru August 17.
Loch Shop Announces Wii Wednesday Winners
The Loch Shop is proud to announce Valerie Lewis, Glynis Harvey and Quincy Little as the winners of the Wii Wednesday drawing! Thanks to all who came out to participate in the first half of the competition.
We still have two more weeks of competition, which means you have two more chances to enter into the second drawing. Once again, congratulations and see you all next Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m., at The Loch Shop.
Loch Shop Closing Early, July 20
The Loch Shop will close early for staff development on Friday, July 20, 2 p.m. If you need assistance, please contact The Loch Shop by email: email@example.com
or call: 678-466-4220.
The Loch Shop will reopen, Monday, July 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Welcome Week Information
Welcome Week (Aug. 13 to Aug. 17) is the perfect opportunity for students to be introduced to more than 70 student organizations, various departments, and resources offered here at Clayton State. Welcome Week will provide events, programs and information for students that will enhance their chances of excelling in and outside of the classroom and will make new and returning students’ college transition and experience memorable and productive.
We would like to offer students programs in the following areas: academic success; career development and opportunities; social opportunities; networking and diversity; student involvement; wellness & recreation.
To make Welcome Week an exciting and well-rounded event, we need your help. If your administrative area or student organization would like to offer an event or program during the week to introduce your services or group to the campus community submit the following information to Lakiesa Cantey Rawlinson by Friday July 27, 2012 at firstname.lastname@example.org
; name, brief description, time/date/location, contact person. Upon receipt and approval, your event or program will be placed on the Welcome Week Calendar.
The bi-annual Involvement Fair will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the Student Activities Center Green. Please be on the lookout for participation requests.
University Health Services Closed, July 30
University Health Services will be closed on Monday, July 30, for training purposes. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, July 31.
ASK ME Volunteers Needed
ASK ME is designed to help welcome newcomers and returners 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, Aug. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 8 a.m. to 6 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 Aug. 8, and Aug. 9.
To sign up, contact Charnele Dobbins at email@example.com
by Friday, July 13. 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.
Road construction has started, and will last for about 10 days, on North Lee Street at Caldwell Drive (the north entrance to campus.) The southbound inside lane (not both lanes, just one) of North Lee Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the construction.
They are cutting through the medial strip on North Lee Street, so that south bound traffic will be allowed to turn left off of North Lee Street onto Caldwell Drive (when it's finished.) However, there will still be no left turn allowed coming out of Caldwell Drive onto North Lee Street.
Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness Interviews
Three candidates for the assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (intramural & sport club) position will be on campus from July 9 to July 16 for interviews. If your schedule permits and you are interested in participating in this process, please join take part. The 10 minute presentation topic is about creating an officiating program for student employees. A short Q & A session will follow.
Friday, July 13 – Christen Ruff (Atlanta); 1:45 p.m. – presentation/Q & A (SAC Ballroom)
Monday, July 16 – Matthew Kutz (New Cumberland, Pa.); 3:40 p.m. – presentation/Q & A (SAC Ballroom)
Spivey Hall Kodály Teacher Training Workshops, July 16 to July 20
Spivey Hall will once again be making a significant contribution to music education with its annual Kodály Teacher Training Workshops, to be held Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, in Spivey Hall.
The two workshops, one offering an introduction to Kodály, and the other a Kodály refresher, will be taught by one of America's leading Kodály experts and a top clinician in the field — Dr. Jill Trinka. The workshops are designed for music teachers and college students who are interested in teaching music students (and college students get a discount).
The Kodály Concept is a comprehensive, sequential program that integrates the best ideas, techniques, and approaches to music education universally proven to be successful. The program builds musicianship through the singing of folk songs, classical music, and other quality materials.
The cost for the “Intro to Kodály” workshop, which will run from July 16 to July 18, is $180 ($50 for currently enrolled college students). Workshop participants will learn the basics of Kodály-based music curriculum essentials for grades K-5, gaining valuable tools and techniques that can be put to use in the classroom.
The “Kodály Refresher” workshop, which will run from July 18 to July 20, is $180, and $50 for currently enrolled college students. Individuals already familiar with Kodály, can take this refresher course which will explore pedagogy and process in depth. Attendees will also learn to write meaningful lesson plans, create smooth transitions, and expand their knowledge of literature.
Interested individuals can register for both courses for only $350, with currently enrolled college students getting both workshops at a real deal – just $75. For more information, call the Spivey Hall Education Department at (678) 466-4481 or visit http://www.spiveyhall.org/professional-development-for-teachers/kodaly-teacher-training-workshop
Wii Wednesdays at The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop will be holding Wii Wednesdays from June 13 through July 25 in The Loch Shop’s lounge, starting at noon and ending at 3 p.m.
Come relieve some test stress every Wednesday in June and July (except July 4). Play your favorite Wii games – bowling, Mario Kart, basketball three point contest, the Michael Jackson Experience and more. Win prizes just for participating, enjoy free snacks, plus, play for the top score and qualify to enter the June 27 and July 25 prize drawings!
Clayton State to Host Kick-off Meeting for Strategic Economic Development Planning, July 19
Clayton County’s new initiative, the launch of a strategic economic development planning project led by Georgia Tech, and in collaboration with the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, Clayton County Development Authority and Clayton State University, will kick-off with a meeting on Thursday, July 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Clayton State’s Harry S. Downs Center, room 101.
All Clayton County residents are invited to attend. The meeting will be facilitated by economic development specialists from Georgia Tech, and light refreshments will be provided.
The development of a new strategic plan intended to guide the county’s economic development efforts during the years ahead will include an eight-step planning process facilitating a steering committee, the kick-off meeting, reviewing recent initiatives, interviewing stakeholders, hosting community forums, engaging Clayton State University, performing a target industry analysis, and developing the strategic plan. The work is expected to be completed by the end of calendar 2012.
“As a comprehensive, publicly-supported university, we believe Clayton State must serve as a steward of place,” says Clayton State President Dr. Thomas Hynes. “Whether through contributing to a more educated workforce; sharing faculty and student knowledge resources in management, small business and entrepreneurship, logistics, health care, archival research; or advancing the arts and social sciences, this economic analysis will help our shared work in the county and the region.”
Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience, July 20
The National Archives at Atlanta will be holding, “Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience” on Friday, July 20, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience will feature various activities celebrating the immigrant experience, including the unveiling of "The Lost Mural" a recreation by Andrew Sabori of a mural that hung at Ellis Island. The original mural, commissioned by the WPA in 1938 and painted by Edward Laning, was displayed at Ellis Island until the early 1950s at which time a storm destroyed most of the mural.
In 2003 Andrew Sabori, an artist and muralist, visited Ellis Island to find out more information about the original mural. He subsequently uncovered a photograph of the original and decided to recreate it for exhibit and educational purposes. It will be unveiled at the National Archives at Atlanta on July 20.
Several prominent members of the Atlanta community who came to America will share their experiences about what becoming an American means to them.
A naturalization ceremony will conclude the formal program, followed by a complimentary lunch.
Following lunch, interviews will be conducted with program participants, other invited dignitaries, and newly naturalized citizens. These interviews will preserve their stories for future generations.
Anyone from Clayton State is welcome to attend Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience.
Hiking – Registration Deadline Tuesday, July 24
Hike the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River!
Destination: Amicalola Falls State Park, Ga.
Date: Saturday, July 28
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State to Host the Third Annual Student Media Boot Camp, July 30 to Aug. 2
The Clayton State University Student Media organizations will host their annual Media Boot Camp from July 31 to Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The Clayton State Student Media Boot Camp was developed by the University's Office of Campus Life to enrich the students who would like to be involved with the campus Student Media organizations: The Bent Tree newspaper, Clayton State Internet Radio (CSiR), and Clayton State Television (CSTV). This year, the program will be held at the Clayton State Student Activities Center, ballroom C.
The program has expanded from last year to include a day of training for each media organization and conclude with a one day program which will educate students about working in the media industry. There will also be breakout sessions that are tailored to each media organization. These sessions will include newswriting, hosting for radio and television, program development for radio and television, and photography.
The Bent Tree's training will be held on July 30, Clayton State Internet Radio's training will be held on July 31, Clayton State Television's training will be held on Aug.1, and the media professional's presentations will be held on Aug. 2.
Registration for this event is open to any Clayton State student and is required by July 23. There is no fee for the Student Media Boot Camp.
When registering, please include your name, what days you are registering for, and which workshop you would be interested in for the day of speakers if attending (photography, videography/editing, broadcast programming development, hosting for radio and television, and newswriting). Please also include any food allergies you may have in your registration email.
For more information, or to register, contact Jennifer DeMond, student media advisor in the Department of Campus Life, at (678) 466-5427 or email@example.com
Note: Workshop topics are subject to speaker availability and are subject to change.
SBDC to Host “Starting a Business” Workshop at Clayton State – Fayette, Aug. 2
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will once again be hosting its popular a “Starting a Business” workshop, a comprehensive workshop on important decisions you make prior to opening a business, in Fayette County.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, in Peachtree City.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” will be provided.
The cost is $69 per person with 50 percent off for each additional person. In addition, Clayton State students and employees also get 50 percent off. Please contact Heather Chaney at firstname.lastname@example.org
for the discount code before registering. To register, go to: http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=7bf363d5-73aa-48f5-b348-46708521dded&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=112166
Conflict Resolution/Mediation Training Workshop, Aug. 3, Aug. 4
The Office of Student Conduct would like to invite all interested students/student organizations to participate in the conflict resolution/mediation training workshop scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The conflict resolution/mediation training workshop has two parts and we ask those interested in participating to commit to attending both parts of the workshop. If you are interested, please contact the Office of Student Conduct by email at StudentConduct@mail.clayton.edu
or by phone at (678) 466-5444 by Wednesday, Aug. 1. The program is free and meals will be provided during training. Overnight accommodations are also available at Laker Hall. If you are interested in overnight accommodations, please indicate that when you RSVP.
Alumni Association to Sponsor Clayton State Night at Turner Field, Aug. 13
Friends of Clayton State University, it’s time for a special trip to the ballpark.
The Clayton State Alumni Association will sponsor Clayton State Night at the Atlanta Braves’ Turner Field on Monday, Aug. 13. The event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University.
First pitch will be at 7:10 p.m., as Atlanta faces off against National League West opponent San Diego Padres.
The tickets will be located in the Lower Level Terrace View (Section 225) and will be only $8.Normally these tickets range from $25 to $30 each. Dues-paying Alumni Association members will have the opportunity to receive an additional discount.
Tickets are limited, and the Alumni Association asks that alumni and friends to please RSVP as soon as possible. For more information about purchasing tickets, please call (678) 466-4470. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.clayton.edu/alumnigift
Clayton State to Hold Annual Alumni Dinner at Turner Field’s 755 Club, Sept. 22
The Clayton State University Alumni Association will look to hit a grand slam once again at its 20th
Annual Alumni Dinner.
Next fall, the Alumni Association will hold its annual event at the 755 Club located at Turner Field. The Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22. All Clayton State alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University are invited to the event.
“We are so excited about having the opportunity to have our dinner at the 755 Club this year” says Alumni Association President Ben Hopkins. “We’ve had our annual event at some wonderful venues all over Atlanta and this will be another special night for alumni and friends.”
The dinner portion of the event will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a reception; starting at 6:15 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a special tour of Turner Field, which includes a behind-the-scenes look in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse.
In conjunction with the dinner, the Alumni Association will also recognize its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and hold a benefit auction.