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On Saturday, May 31, Banner will be undergoing a system update. This process will begin in the early morning and potentially conclude mid-afternoon. During this time Banner, the DUCK, and the SWAN will be unavailable. Email and GA View will be unaffected.
Update to Spivey Hall's First World Music Festival Schedule
Spivey Hall will launch its first Summer World Music Festival (http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/spivey-hall-summer-world-music-festival/) including seven performances by various global artists over eight weeks in June and July 2014.
The schedule recently announced for the Summer World Music festival has been updated to include a Japanese component, Taiko Drumming, on Wednesday, July 16. In addition, the Wednesday, July 9 program by The Celtic Company will be titled, “Ah Surely! Irish Ensemble.”
Wednesday, June 4 Aly Camara African Drumming Africa
Wednesday, June 18 Ustad Shafaat Khan Sitar and Tabla India
Wednesday, June 25 Troika Balalaikas Balalaikas Russia
Wednesday, July 2 Faculty Grass Red, White and Bluegrass USA
Wednesday, July 9 The Celtic Company Ah Surely! Irish Ensemble Ireland
Wednesday, July 16 Miraikanai Taiko Taiko Drumming Japan
Wednesday, July 23 Aire Flamenco Flamenco Spain
The Summer World Music Festival is presented as part of Spivey Hall’s Young People’s Concerts, providing individuals of all ages access to outstanding live performances. Artists featured during the Summer World Music Festival will provide study guides in advance of their performance that meet Georgia Performance Standards for curriculum connections in world history, geography, and music.
The Spivey Hall Summer World Music Festival is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets for Spivey Hall’s Summer World Music Festival are priced at $2 per concert and are available for purchase now at http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/program-registration/.
2014 Recruitment Extended For F.I.R.S.T Step Peer Mentoring Program
The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs is still recruiting for 2014-2015 “F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentors” - Fostering and Initiating Relationships for a Successful Transition.
The F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentoring program promotes and supports academic success, social adjustment and development and retention for its first-year student participants. F.I.R.S.T. Step Peer Mentoring will welcome its third group of freshman students in fall 2014.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact LaQuisha Hughley, Office of Orientation & New Student Programs: firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 466-544.
Applications are available in the Office of Orientation & New Student Programs, Edgewater Hall, Ste. 218.
Deadline to submit an application is Monday, June 9 by 5 p.m.
New Security Gates at Clayton Station
The University has installed new security gates at two entrances to the Clayton Station Apartments.
The locations are the two middle entrances on North Lake Street. These are very visible black and yellow chain link gates, with “Do not enter” signs attached that will only be in place during the late evening to early morning hours. When not in place, these entrances can still be used.
The purpose for these gates is to add another security measure to the apartment complex that currently is easily accessible to the general public 24/7. When the gates are in place, all vehicular traffic will have to enter and exit either at the main entrance next to the clubhouse on North Lake or at the Harper Drive entrance.
Purchase Dining Dollars with Financial Aid
Did you know you can purchase Dining Dollars with your unused financial aid? Well, you can! From May 21to May 31, purchase a Dining Dollar plan online and have it paid for with financial aid.
Log in to the SWAN, click the ESSENTIALS tab, and locate the Financial Aid Meal Plan channel. Complete the information requested and select the Dining Plan you want. If your purchase is approved (based on available aid), your Dining Dollars will be available for use within approximately 1 (one) business day.
Note: Unused Dining Dollars purchased during the summer semester will carry forward to fall 2014 and spring 2015.
Purchase a Laptop in the Loch Shop with Bookstore Bucks
Need to purchase a Dell laptop from the Loch Shop with Bookstore Bucks, but you don’t have enough after buying books? You can request up to $1,000 additional Bookstore Bucks (from previously-awarded financial aid) through the SWAN!
From May 21 to May 31, log in to the SWAN, click the ESSENTIALS tab, and locate the Laptop Purchase with Financial Aid channel. After your request has been submitted and reviewed, you will be notified by Clayton State email to let you know if your request has been approved. If approved, your funds will be added to your Bookstore Bucks account for use in the Loch Shop.
Dining Services Hours for Summer 2014, Starting May 28
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Hours During Bookstore Bucks
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center will have the following operating hours during Bookstore Bucks:
- May 28: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- May 29: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- May 30: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- May 31: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (last day for Bookstore Bucks and refunds)
Regular summer hours resume Monday, June 2.
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.
Next Information Session for Digital Film Technician I and II, May 31
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, the next 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.
Make the Dream Real: Degree Completion Open House, June 3
Perhaps you have a friend, relative, or co-worker who could benefit from attending the Degree Completion Open House, which is designed to provide information and on-site services to residents in the local community who have already earned college credit and are now ready to finish their college degree.
The Clayton State Degree Completion Open House is on Tuesday, June 3, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., in the Harry S. Downs Center.
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.
ABC’s of Finding an Internship, June 5
The Office of Career Services will present, “ABC’s of Finding an Internship” on Thursday, June 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
This workshop educates students about the benefits that internships provide and offers an opportunity for you to:
Learn about credit and non-credit internship opportunities;
Learn the eligibility requirements for academic internships;
Learn how, when and where to search for internships;
Learn about other tools needed to be successful in finding an internship.
Digital Film Technician I and II Information Session Scheduled for Peachtree City, June 7
The highly-successful first set of Digital Film Technician Training I and II 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 has scheduled another information session for that budding Hollywood of Georgia, Fayette County.
Digital Film Technician Training originally visited Sandy Creek High School on Saturday, May 17. The new information session will be held at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site at 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, Peachtree City, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 7.
Spivey Hall Summer Music Camp, June 9 to June 13
Spivey Hall’s Sixth Annual Summer Music Camp is a week-long day camp for students entering fourth to seventh grades, scheduled for June 9 to June13. While the camp is based on choral singing, it strives to give campers a broad range of musical experiences throughout the week. This year, the program adds two new breakout sessions: music technology and drama. These sessions join past favorites including piano lab, tone-chimes, guitar, folk dancing and percussion ensemble. Each camper will also be given the opportunity to receive a private coaching either in voice or a solo string instrument.
Campers will rehearse throughout the week and then share what they’ve learned during a demonstration concert on Friday, June 13 at 2:30 p.m. Craig Hurley, director, and Marcena Kinney, accompanist, of the Spivey Hall Young Artists, will lead the team which includes Dr. David Hirschorn, a 24-year guitar and choral teacher, and music specialist Betsy Swanson, along with several Spivey Hall Children’s Choir members acting as counselors.
Registration for Spivey Hall’s Annual Summer Camp is available online at http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/summercamp/. Registration is $150 by June 5; and $175 after June 5. Multi-child discounts are available.
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.
Class Attendance During First Two Weeks of Summer Semester
It is imperative that you attend class during the first week and no later than the second week of the semester. A registered student who does not attend at least one class session in each course by Thursday, June 5 is a “no show.” If you are enrolled in an online course, the instructor will provide details on how online attendance will be verified.
Registration will be cancelled for any course in which a student is submitted to the Registrar’s Office as a “no show.” The “no show” student will not be charged tuition for the cancelled course. However, there may be serious financial aid consequences for students who are receiving financial aid, since this will reduce the number of enrolled credit hours. The complete No Show Policy including the appeal process is available at http://www.clayton.edu/registrar/noshowpolicy. In the event you are reported as a no show, it will be extremely difficult to get reinstated in class as indicated in the policy. Please do not let this happen to you.
The complete summer academic calendar is available at http://www.clayton.edu/calendar.
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.
Clark Howard’s “Life After Graduation” Special Featured on WSB-TV Website
WSB consumer advocate Clark Howard’s Family 2 Family Special, “Life After Graduation,” filmed in a large part at Clayton State, is now available for viewing on the WSB-TV website.
Go to http://www.wsbtv.com/s/askclark/ to see Howard focus this Family 2 Family Special on answering graduates’ questions, like: Should they attend graduate school or look for a job? And, how should they pay off school loans? As part of the program, WSB also talked to Georgia-based companies and businesses from around the country about what they look for in potential hires.
Free HIV Testing Available on Mondays in UHS
University Health Services (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 2:45 p.m. at the clinic through the end of 2014.
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.