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The Loch Shop’s Cinco De Mayo Event, May 5
For the Cinco De Mayo (May 5), The Loch Shop “has gone loco” and is going to realize its biggest sale… ever!
Have you always wanted to purchase some clothing at The Loch Shop but couldn’t because of the price? Well, Monday, May 5 is the day you will able to get all the clothing you want for better than half price.
From 10:05 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. (and every subsequent hour), you will get a 55 percent off all clothing (with the exception of clearance items), but you have to be in line by 10:10 a.m. (and 10 minutes after the hour in every subsequent hour) to get the discount.
However, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., the discounts will apply for the whole hour.
If you make a purchase on May 5, you will also be able to take a swing at the piñata – there will be several, and The Loch Shop will break them open one at a time.
In addition, the popcorn machine will be running all day.
For more information: visit email@example.com or call (678) 466-4220.
Free STD Screening Results are Ready in UHS
For anyone who participated in the free STD screening offered in the clinic on Apr. 15 and Apr. 16, the results have all been received this week in University Health Services. Anyone with a positive result has been contacted directly by a member of the UHS team at the contact number provided at the time of the screening.
If you would like a copy of your test results or would like to confirm a negative result, please feel free to call UHS at 678-466-4940 or stop by the office at Clayton Station, Building 1000.
Free HIV Testing Available on Mondays in UHS
UHS has signed a collaborative agreement with Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) to offer free HIV testing on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the clinic through the end of 2014. Services begin May 5 and will be every other Monday until the start of fall semester. Starting fall semester, free testing will be available every Monday from 9 a.m. to3 p.m. through the end of December.
This is a walk-in testing opportunity; no appointments are being scheduled for the HIV testing. Anyone is eligible for this free testing through the CCBOH collaborative to include students, staff, faculty, and community members. CCBOH will make arrangements for counseling and treatment of anyone with positive results. Testing frequency is unlimited so take advantage of this opportunity while it is available on Mondays at UHS.
Campus Life Volunteer Opportunity, May 3
On Friday May 3, the Leadership Clayton 2014 Team 2 is hosting the Clayton County Family Empowering Event in downtown Jonesboro, at Jonesboro square. This is a community event to positively impact families of Clayton County by providing resources to address issues such as;
• Family Communication
• Health & Wellness
• Resources for the Family
This event is being held in conjunction with Mike Glanton’s Southside Music Festival. The festival will target residents of Clayton County and surrounding communities. The festival is open to all Clayton County residents. We want this to be a day of family, fun, food, entertainment, awareness and unity building.
Leadership Clayton is requesting a total of 12 volunteers who are able to work three hour intervals of four different shifts with the Leadership Clayton Team event.
Volunteers will distribute pamphlets, assist event participants with leadership and program activities, and assist with the set up and take down of event materials.
Three volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon
Three volunteers from noon to 3 p.m.
Three volunteers from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Three volunteers from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
All volunteers are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before each shift. Volunteers will receive free food and a free T-shirt for their participation.
If you are interested in participating, please call or email LaShanda Hardin (678-466-5433 or
firstname.lastname@example.org) and leave your name, contact information and desired shift time.
Fairly Odd Players May the Fourth Be With You Event
The Fairly Odd Players will be showing Star Wars Episodes IV, V, & VI in their original VHS form, before Jar Jar Binks and bad edits came around, on, what else, May 4.
The screenings will run from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Clayton State Theatre, room G132 of the Arts and Sciences Building. Fairly Odd Players will be selling popcorn, drinks, and snacks to raise money for their organization.
Midnight Study Break, May 4
Campus Events Council and SGA will hold a Midnight Study Break on Sunday, May 4, in the Student Activities Center Ballrooms, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Stop by the Student Activities Center and receive assistance from tutors, a brain cell enhancing breakfast, stress relieving gym time and oxygen bar, a rejuvenating aqua massage, study support giveaways and more! Finals will not be able to stand a chance.
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.
To register, go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow&searchMonths=6.
For more information, please contact Heather Chaney at 678-466-5100 or email@example.com.
School of Graduate Studies Open House, May 8
The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will be holding its next informational Open House on Thursday, May 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Room 101 in the Harry S. Downs Center. You are not required to register for this event.
The Open House will give prospective graduate students a chance to learn more about the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (concentrations in English, Criminology, History, Political Science and Liberal Arts), Master of Arts in Teaching English, Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics, Master of Education with a major in Teacher Leadership, Master of Business Administration (concentrations in Accounting, International Business, and Supply Chain Management), Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Nursing (concentrations in Education and Leadership), Master of Archival Studies and Master of Science in Psychology (concentrations in Applied Developmental and Clinical).
Lakeside Dining Hall Closing Date for End of Spring 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the registration form.
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.
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.
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.
Course/Instructor Evaluations Available
Please complete the course and instructor evaluations by Monday, May 5. The evaluation surveys are now available via both the SWAN and the DUCK.
For each class you are taking, there is one online survey which combines the course and the instructor(s) questions. The evaluations give Clayton State University valuable feedback regarding the curriculum and the instruction that you receive. This survey data is used to improve courses, to evaluate the instructors, and to satisfy accreditation requirements.
Your instructor may set aside time for the evaluations. If no time is set aside, you should complete the evaluations on your own, using one of the following two methods:
· Log onto the SWAN portal, clicking the MY COURSES tab and locating the COURSE SURVEY channel. Your courses will be listed. Click on the course title to open the survey for that course.
· Log onto the SWAN, then go to the DUCK. You should see a message under the Course and Instructor Surveys section of the DUCK Message Portal containing a link to your evaluations. If you choose to complete the evaluations at a later time, you can always get to the DUCK Message Portal via the Personal Information menu.
In order for the survey to be complete you must enter a response to ALL required questions and click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the survey. Please note, there is also an option to opt out of each evaluation by clicking on a button at the bottom of the survey. Students who do not complete the surveys will not be able to view their grades in those classes until May 26.
The department heads and instructors only receive the summary data of the class’s comments after grades become final. Students’ names are not connected in any way to the evaluations.
Clayton County Humane Society Needs Volunteers
The Clayton County Humane Society has two wonderful volunteer opportunities available on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3.
On May 2, between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., volunteers are needed to help load items from the storage facility onto the truck to be transported to Jonesboro High School.
Then on May 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., volunteers are needed to assist at the Annual Spring Treasures Yard Sale held at Jonesboro High School.
If you would like to participate, or have any questions about the event, feel free to email Yvette Elliott at email@example.com and put “Clayton State University Volunteer” in the subject line.
Safety Awareness at Shopping Centers and Malls
There have been a few publicized criminal incidents outside of metro shopping centers and malls recently.
Clayton State’s Bobby Hamil has also been advised of at least two Clayton State employees being followed out of Southlake Mall recently by suspicious persons. Morrow PD also advised of a recent armed robbery in the Southlake Mall parking lot.
This is not meant to discourage shopping at nearby shopping centers and malls, but just to encourage you to increase your safety awareness when doing so, especially when walking to your vehicles. Avoid talking on cell phones or using electronic devices while walking, as that could adversely affect your awareness of your surroundings. Try to keep one hand free while walking, to use defensively if needed. When you arrive at your vehicle, have keys already in hand, and lock doors after entry. Don’t delay your departure by talking on your cell phone.
Since the incidents have occurred at various times of the day and night, these safety measures should be practiced at all times.
Clayton State Schedules Information Sessions for Digital Film Technician I and II
Lights! Camera! Action! The Clayton State University Division of Continuing Education is gearing up for its second round of information sessions and classes for Digital Film Technician Training I and II.
The highly-successful first set of Film Tech I courses, taught by long-time digital film industry expert Barton Bond, have been playing to full houses of 40+ students each since February. With the next round of classes due to start in June, Clayton State is holding three information sessions prior to the start of classes.
The first will be held on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to noon in Fayette County. The exact location is still to be determined, so interested parties are urged to check the Continuing Education website at www.conted.clayton.edu for location details. The second information session will be held on Saturday, May 31, also from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow. The third session will be on Saturday, July 12, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., also in the Downs Center.