The Macbeth Challenge, Extended to Nov. 2
The Clayton State Theatre Program’s fall production of Macbeth
is quickly approaching and we wanted you, the students, to be a part of this. So we’re holding a contest to see who can think outside the box when it comes to Macbeth
. We’re looking for your best sonnet, monologue and/or video based off of the themes of Macbeth including, but not limited to “power, lust, betrayal, and of course, murder.” So, sharpen your creative skills and have fun! The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, Nov. 2.
Prizes will be awarded in three categories (students may submit in more than one category): Sonnet, Monologue, Video
- All submissions must be in Times New Roman 12pt font, double-spaced.
- All pieces must be titled
The SONNET Have a go at a Macbeth-themed sonnet. As a guideline for basic form, consider that sonnets are typically fourteen lines in length with a clear rhyme scheme (usually Petrarchean or Shakespearean) and there is often a kind of thematic division between the first eight lines (the octet) and the final six (the sestet). Here's a chance to have a little fun with literary history using a fabulous form. (There are examples online)
The MONOLOGUE must be 200-400 words.
must be one to three minutes.
Your piece must be inspired by characters, themes or scenes in Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth.
Your piece need not be written in ‘Shakespeare speak’.
We encourage modern interpretations of the themes and characters from the play. Free copies of the play can be easily accessed on line.
Each submission must be accompanied by a cover letter with the student’s name and Laker ID and a short discussion of the piece submitted. It must explain the specific connection to the play (EXAMPLE: if you wrote a monologue about a kid in seventh grade, but used the theme of betrayal from the play, we would want to know that so we could see how it connected to the original play.) We’d also like to know how the play inspired your piece.
WINNERS and PRIZES:
Prizes can include tickets to shows, food coupons, etc. One winner will be chosen from each category. Prizes will be presented on three nights (one winner each night) during the run of Macbeth and the winner’s piece will be read or shown after the show that evening.
Women In Leadership Development & Empowerment’s Brunch, Nov. 3
- All submissions must be turned in to A&S G110 on Friday, Nov. 2.
- A box by the desk of Deborah Carey will be provided. Submission period ends at 5 p.m., on Nov. 2.
- A panel of judges will decide the winner in each category
- Prizes will be awarded after the show on three nights (dates to be determined)
- Macbeth runs Nov. 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16
WAOK’s talk radio personality Princess Monique has joined forces with Women In Leadership Development & Empowerment (WILDE) to host an Atlanta Women’s brunch at Clayton State University on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Harry S. Downs Center. Themed Thrive: Building Something Great Together
, professional women from all backgrounds and ethnicities will come together to provide influence and encouragement to young professionals of Atlanta.
The brunch will have an educative and inspiring message from women to women of all ages, economic backgrounds and lifestyles who are ready to thrive and build something great for themselves, their communities and the world in general.
The panel discussion will include:
- Dr. Evelyn Wynn-Dixon: Mayor of Riverdale. Georgia
- Gabrielle Starr: Founder & President of Ladies Of Favor Mentoring Foundation
- MacDella Cooper: Founding Chair – MacDella Cooper Foundation
- Professor Renee McFarlane: Science Professor at Clayton State University
- Dr. Rona Green: Podiatric Surgeon and Philanthropist
- Shemeeka Dortch: Pharm D
WILDE is a community based organization of women from diversified professions and ethnicities whose goals are to promote better homes, workforces and communities through outreach, volunteer, mentorship programs, networking mixers, and women empowerment and development conferences.
WILDE’s mission is to empower a new generation of women ready to take up leadership roles in the workplace, promote community development, and enhance interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships while building self-esteem and overall appearance.
The brunch is open to all women who are seeking an entrepreneurial career. For ticket and event information, please call (770) 496-4323.
WILDE is also giving 10 tickets to Clayton State students to participate in the brunch for free. All they need is an email with the student’s full names, major and anticipated graduation date. Please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than 5 p.m., on Friday Nov 2.
More info on the event can be found at; http://www.wildellc.com/blog/atlanta-womens-brunch
Walk with the City of Morrow, Nov. 3
Walk the Jester’s Creek Pedestrian Walkway from Morrow City Hall, Milton Daniel Park, 1500 Morrow Rd., on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Sylvia at (678) 902-0889.
Lake Spivey Road Races, Nov. 3
The Fifth Annual Lake Spivey Road Races will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, starting from 2272 Walt Stephens Rd., Jonesboro. Both the 5K and the 15K will start at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $30 for the 5K, $35 for the 15K. Register online at www.LakeSpiveyRoadRace.org
Search Smarter, Not Harder Workshop, Nov. 5
The Clayton State Library is hosting a workshop that will cover search techniques applicable to any type of research paper or assignment. This workshop will also cover brainstorming, key terms, and other searching tips.
The Search Smarter, Not Harder Workshop will be held on Monday, Nov. 5, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Writers’ Studio, room 224 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
“Are We Having Class on Election Day?”
The short answer is, “yes.” The campus is not closed for elections.
Then question students have been asking is, “can I vote on campus?” Of course, the answer to that one is, “no.” Students can only vote in the county where they are registered.
Students, take a moment to think about how to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, without missing classes. Remember, early/advance voting is still an option.
Go to http://sos.ga.gov/elections/CountyContacts/AdvanceVotingDisplay.aspx
to find the details about early voting.
Clayton County Economic Development Strategic Plan - Public Forum, Nov. 8
For the past few months, a team from Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute has been guiding the development of Clayton County's first Strategic Economic Development plan in 12 years. Join Georgia Tech on Thursday, Nov. 8, to learn about the planning process, and share your thoughts on creating new jobs, new businesses, and new opportunities for Clayton County. Light refreshments will be provided.
The public forum will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Riverdale Town Center multi-purpose room, 7210 Church St., Riverdale.
For more information on this event, contact Jason Chernock, project manager, (404) 385-0829, Jason.email@example.com
. For venue information, call the city of Riverdale, (770) 997-8989, or go to http://www.riverdaleculture.com
Confucian Ethics for the 21st Century – Clayton State’s Fifth Annual Philosophy in Society Talk, Nov. 8
An expert on the most famous ancient oriental philosopher will be speaking at Clayton State University on Thursday, Nov. 8, but the presentation will be one for the 21st
The Philosophy faculty of Clayton State is inviting faculty, staff, students and the general public to its Fifth Annual Philosophy in Society talk, Confucian Ethics for the 21st Century
, presented by Dr. Jon Herman of Georgia State University. Herman’s free presentation will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC327 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Herman is an affiliate faculty member with the Center for Asian Studies at Georgia State, an officer in the Society for the Study of Chinese Religion, and a member of the Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion with the American Academy of Religion. Herman is currently at work writing “Taoism for Dummies” and his areas of interest include Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Comparative Mysticism, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion, Religion and Popular Culture.
Late Night, Last Minute Articles Workshop, Nov. 8
The Clayton State Library is hosting a workshop to assist students with finding articles in Galileo. The Late Night, Last Minute Articles Workshop is applicable to any type of research paper or assignment.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Writers’ Studio, room 224 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
Clayton State Television to Host Second Annual Loch Fest Film Festival, Nov. 10
Clayton State Television (CSTV) will be hosting its Second Annual Loch Fest Film Festival on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Clayton State University Student Activities Center.
Loch Fest is an Atlanta student film festival, created by Clayton State, where student and professional work is showcased and dreams can be made real. Loch Fest gives student films more exposure in the Atlanta community and allows professionals to showcase their work and speak about their views of film as an art and a business. Sponsored by Clayton State’s Department of Campus Life and CSTV, the website for Loch Fest is http://cstvnow.com/lochfest
This year’s Loch Fest, which is free and open to the public, will include, in addition to the submitted films, family fun, food, games, music and giveaways.
Complimentary Access to the New York Times Website Now Available
The New York Times has introduced a new benefit of the Clayton State University Readership Program: full, complimentary access to The New York Times website.*
Just visit www.nytimes.com/passes
on any Web-enabled device and follow the instructions. If you already have access to the New York Times you should log off before logging in with digital access.
Each time you claim a pass, you will have full digital access to The New York Times for 24 hours on your computer and smartphone (including the 2012 Election App –http://www.nytimes.com/services/mobile/index.html
) and five articles every day from the 1923 – 1986 archive (archive access will be unlimited for all other years). During the term, access will remain available over weekends and holidays.
Register using your CSU email address and select a password
You will be sent a verification email to confirm your email address and account
You will be logged in and can enter NYTimes.com
Log in using your CSU email address and PW
You will have access to NYTimes.com for 24 hours
*Does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps. NYTimes apps are not supported on all devices. You must have a valid e-mail address from a participating school. Additional restrictions may apply.
Applicants Invited for 2013 Georgia International Leadership Conference
Apply for one of six spots to attend the Georgia International Leadership Conference (GILC) this coming Jan. 18 to Jan. 20, 2013.
The two day, two night student conference brings together 200+ U.S. and international students from around the state for a fun, interactive, service and learning packed weekend. The program fee (including lodging, transportation, five meals and activities) is sponsored by Clayton State Division of Student Affairs and ISSO.
Deadline to apply: Friday, Nov. 30. To apply, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
/drop by UC Room 208 / or call (678) 466-5499.
Resident Assistant Recruitment Information Sessions
Ask questions, meet staff, and learn what being a Clayton State RA is all about. All sessions will be held in the Laker Hall Multipurpose Room. Candidates must attend one session to be eligible to apply.
Nov. 13, 7 p.m.
Nov. 16, noon
Nov. 28, 7 p.m.
Nov. 30, noon
Jan. 15, 7 p.m.
Jan. 18, noon
Jan. 23, 7 p.m.
Jan. 25, noon
Student Choice Awards Planning Committee
Student Media is looking for students to serve on the planning committees for the Student Choice Awards, which will be held during Homecoming week in February 2013.
We have a few positions open and invite you all to come to our next meeting for more information. Positions we currently have open: show director, assistant director, rehearsal coordinator, donations coordinator, pre-show assistant, pre-show technical director, presenter coordinator, scriptwriter, green room coordinator, and two technical assistants.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 12:30 p.m. in room UC327 of the James M. Baker University Center. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer DeMond at email@example.com
or (678) 466-5427.
The Loch Shop Fall Customer Service Survey
The Loch Shop is always anxious to get feedback about our services from our campus community, and we are opening our annual Fall Customer Service Survey to all Clayton State faculty, staff, and students.
The Loch Shop will be giving a $50 Loch Shop gift card to three lucky respondents chosen at random from those who complete the survey and provide their contact information. Each person who completes the survey and provides a valid email address will be also sent an exclusive Loch Shop Friends & Family coupon good through the holiday season.
Go to: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8jpdvq2wGnk8ftz
The survey is open through Nov. 5, 2012.
Clayton State Dining Services Wants Your Feedback
Clayton State Dining Services will be conducting an online survey from Monday, Oct. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 7. Your feedback is important for improving our services to the University.
Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey. For every person who responds, Sodexo will donate $1 to the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation: http://www.sodexofoundation.org/
Clayton State Dining appreciates your time and your feedback. To begin the survey, click here: http://vcil.cc/sq53qez
Men’s Club Basketball Team Tryouts, Nov. 5, Nov. 7
The Men's Club/Travel Basketball Team will be having tryouts on Nov. 5 and Nov. 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the SAC on courts one and two. Contact Derek Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Khalid Rajahn for more information.
Education Information Sessions, Nov. 5 and Nov. 13
The Department of Teacher Education will be holding two education information sessions in November.
The Secondary Education Information Session is Monday, Nov. 5, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., in room G-213 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
The Middle Grade Education Information Session is Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room G-227 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
Election Day Events, Nov. 6
Join the Student Government Association, the men of the Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the ladies of the Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Kick Off Event – March to the Poll
Meet us on the steps in front of the University Center at 2 p.m. as we engage in a march to the polls. We will march to the National Archives at Atlanta, our nearest polling station. If you are registered to vote using your Clayton State University address, this is your polling station.
If this is not your polling station we ask that you still march with us and support those who will vote, and show all those who are watching that we are engaged and that this election matters!
Additionally, you can bring signs, banners and wear t-shirts that represent your organizations. Please do not wear or bring anything supporting a candidate because you will not be allowed to be the premises of the polling site.
Culmination Event – Election Viewing Party
Join us in the Ballrooms of the Student Activities Center, starting at 8 p.m. There will be food, music, and opportunities to network with community members.
This will be a great opportunity to watch the election results, hear commentary about both candidates, and to discuss the issues that are important to you.
“Macbeth” Draws Near Clayton State, Starting Nov. 8
Something wicked this way comes…
On Nov. 8, “
Macbeth” marches on to the Clayton State Theater stage for five drama filled evenings! The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m., and opening night is followed by shows on Nov. 9, Nov. 10, Nov. 15, and Nov. 16. Join us in the Clayton State Theater, room 132 in the Arts & Science building. Admission is free with your Laker ID for students, faculty and staff members. General admission is only $5 for non-students.
Come join the Clayton State Theater for this action-driven tragedy; an exciting evening of witch’s spells, hand-to-hand combat and amazing acting in the dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”
CEC Meeting, Nov. 9
The next CEC (Campus Events Council) meeting will be held on next Friday, Nov. 9, at 12:30 p.m. in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center. Please be on time as we prepare to wrap up the semester with our final events and begin discussion on our spring 2013 events.
Veterans Resource Center Plans Remembrance Day National Roll Call for Veterans Day, Nov. 12
Preparation for the upcoming Veterans Day celebration at Clayton State University is in progress. The official celebration will be on Monday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature the Clayton State Veterans Resource Center’s Second Annual Remembrance Day National Roll Call.
This year’s Roll Call will feature a change from 2011 in that the names of those currently serving as well as the names of the fallen will be read. Last year only the names of the fallen were read.
The Roll Call will be read in the Eugene Lawson Amphitheater on the Clayton State campus. There will also be opening ceremony comments and “minute of silence” comments. The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is free and open to the public.
Mason Barfield Court Naming Ceremony, Opening of Basketball Season, Nov. 13
The naming ceremony for the Mason Barfield Court will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Athletics & Fitness Center.
The evening will begin with a women’s exhibition game against the Alumni at 5 p.m., followed by the naming ceremony at 7 p.m., and the men’s basketball team’s opening their regular season at 7:30 p.m. against Tennessee Temple.
SBDC Partnering with Borrego Springs Bank for Free Financing Workshop, Nov. 14
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with Borrego Springs Bank of Panama City, Fla., to hold a Free Financing Workshop & SBA Loan Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Clayton State University – East, 5823 Trammell Rd., Morrow.
This is a public event, and free to attend, but registration is required. The Expo will be held in classroom 120B at Clayton State – East, which holds just 40 people, so registrations are capped at 40. To register, go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=71b6a9a9-3adc-44cc-b98a-82a3ee22ed95&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=112375
This informative program is important for anyone considering starting a new business venture, or anyone who has the need for additional working capital for their existing business.
A Chance to Interact and Network with Clayton State Alumni, Nov. 15
The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs, in collaboration with the Laker Hall Council, will present “Life After: The Real World” Alumni Success and Leadership Panel on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the James M. Baker University Center, room 272.
This event will feature a panel of Clayton State alumni from various career fields such as education, business management, customer service, and information technology. Students will have the opportunity to gain advice from panelists on how to be successful while in college and how to apply leadership skills gained in college to real-world careers.
Immediately following the panel discussion, there will be a networking mixer; students are invited to continue their dialogue with panelists in a more one-on-one setting. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Darius Thomas, program assistant, at DariusThomas@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-5443.
Clayton State Professors, Students Featured in Next Visiting Writer’s Reading Series, Nov. 15
The next installment in the Clayton State University English Department’s popular Visiting Writer’s Reading Series (VWRS) will be staying close to home, as two Clayton State professors and Clayton State creative writing students will be sharing the podium on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Poet, VWRS series director, and Clayton State Associate Professor of English Dr. Brigitte Byrd will be joined by Clayton State Assistant Professor of English Dr. Robert Pfeiffer, and some of Clayton State’s creative writing students in the Clayton State Writer’s Studio, room G224 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
A native of France, where she was trained as a dancer, Byrd is the author of “Song of a Living Room” (Ahsahta, 2009), “The Dazzling Land” (Black Zinnias, 2008), and “Fence above the Sea” (Ahsahta, 2005). She is also an editorial reviewer for Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies
. Pfeiffer attended Wake Forest University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English. After moving to Atlanta, he earned an M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Georgia State University. His first book of poetry, “Bend, Break” was published in January 2011 by Plain View Press. His poems have appeared internationally in journals and magazines, including The Connecticut River Review, The Flint Hills Review, Freefall Magazine
and The Concho River Review
The Visiting Writers’ Reading Series at Clayton State is free and open to the public.
Second Annual “The More We Get Together” International Feast, Nov. 15
The Campus Events Council (CEC) along with Campus Life, International Student Services (ISSO), International Programs (ISP), Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM), Caribbean Student Association (CSA), Diversity Educational Experiences for Peers (DEEP), International Student Association (ISA), LOCHed In Motion (LIM), Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO), and Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) present the Second Annual “The More We Get Together” International Feast on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m., in the SAC ballroom.
As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday season, these student organizations and departments will bring together various foods, history, traditions, and cultures of how the holiday is celebrated all over the world at the International Feast. Come and experience a feast like none other.
This event is free for Clayton State students, $5 for Clayton State faculty and staff, and everyone must RSVP to CEC@Clayton.edu
. Seats are limited and this event will sell out quickly.
For more information, please contact Cherelle Prempeh at email@example.com
Women’s Forum Annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, Quilt Raffle, Nov. 15
The Clayton State Women’s Forum announces the annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, and Quilt Raffle scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15. The organization’s mission is to sustain a Women’s Forum Scholarship Fund in support of assisting students with general and emergency resources to aid in their successful completion of academic studies. Proceeds from all events go to the Scholarship Fund.
There are several ways that faculty and staff members can be involved:
Contribute to the Women’s Forum Scholarship Fund through the Faculty/Staff Fund Drive
Visit the Women’s Forum table at the HR Benefits Fair on Oct. 26 for info on upcoming events
Donate items for the Auction
Shop the Auction – perfect for the holiday season and year-round gift-giving
Prepare a pot of chili for the Chili Cook-Off
Join us at the Chili Cook-Off and enjoy some delicious chili
Purchase Quilt Raffle tickets
Become a member of Women’s Forum – the basic membership fee is only $5
Online auction bidding will commence on Nov. 12. Donated items will be displayed in the University Center on Nov. 15. Faculty, staff, students, retirees, and community members collaborate for this event which has become an annual campus tradition.
Outdoor Adventure Ski Trip
Early bird registration for the Outdoor Adventure Ski Trip has been extended To Oct. 15 for students only
Destination: Winter Place Ski Resort, Beckley, W.V.
Date: Wednesday – Saturday, Jan. 2-5, 2013
Student Cost: $180 early bird – $230 after Oct. 15
Pre-trip Meeting: TBA
Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 16, 2012
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org