Loch’s Having a Birthday Party Today
Loch’s birthday party will be held today at 12:15 p.m., in the Baker Center Commons. The cake will be provided by Dining Services and there’ll be the always-popular photo ops with Loch.
Loch’s Birthday Celebration, Dec. 1
Loch’s birthday bash will include a Laker basketball doubleheader sweep; Clayton State vs. Chowan in the 5:30 p.m. women’s game, and Clayton State vs. Clark Atlanta in the 7:30 p.m. men’s game.
Contrary to the usual procedure for birthdays, Loch will be giving his (its?) many fans a birthday present Saturday, shooting free throws at halftime of women’s game for the purpose of establishing a special Loch’s Birthday discount rate which will be available next week at The Loch Shop and at the Loch Shop mini-store during the doubleheader. The Clayton State cheerleaders will also sing happy birthday to Loch at the women’s halftime.
As previously announced, there will be a half-court shot during halftime of the men’s game wherein one lucky Clayton State student will have a chance to win a $500 gift card to The Loch Shop. Raffle tickets for the half-court shot will be issued at the ticket counter prior to the men’s game. Students will need to show their LakerCard to get a raffle ticket. The winner of the raffle, who will take the half-court shot, will be drawn by Loch during the second media time out of the men’s game.
Loch Shop Classic, Dec. 1
The fifth-ranked and undefeated Clayton State women’s basketball is set to tip-off its 2012-13 home schedule this weekend, hosting two opponents in the Loch Shop Classic.
The Classic will feature Clayton State, Peach Belt Conference member North Georgia and NCAA Division II Southeast Regional opponents Lenoir-Rhyne and Chowan. Clayton State will play Chowan on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Lenoir-Rhyne on Sunday at 3:30 p.m., in the two-day event. North Georgia will square off in the first game of the Classic on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., against Lenoir-Rhyne and face Chowan on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Clayton State will enter the Classic with a 3-0 mark with a trio of impressive road victories to open the season. The Lakers opened the season in the Union University Lady Bulldog Classic with a 68-51 victory over Delta State, followed by beating host Union 66-44. Clayton State also defeated Newberry 66-60 on Tuesday.
The Lakers have been led by senior guard Drameka “MeMe” Griggs, averaging 20 points per contest. An All-PBC preseason selection, she has led the team in scoring in all three games and ranks fourth in the conference in scoring. Clayton State also has guard Bena Haynard and center Shacmara Jackson averaging in double digits at 13 points per contest and 11 points per game, respectively.
The Loch Shop, Clayton State’s bookstore and official destination for Laker gear, is the sponsor the two-day tournament.
Guitarist/Vocalist Sam Pacetti to Provide a Study Break at Spivey Hall, Dec. 1
While November and December mean the holidays throughout the U.S., to a certain segment of the population – that which is involved in education – they also mean… final exams!
Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall recognizes this little bit of irony in the lives of so many people, so, the Hall is featuring fingerstyle guitarist and vocalist Sam Pacetti at 8:15 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 1, providing the perfect study break for everyone from middle school through graduate school (and their teachers.)
Even better for Clayton State faculty, staff, students and their families, this concert is free.
Pacetti, who is making his Spivey Hall debut, is already a notable figure in folk music.
General admission tickets for Pacetti’s performance are $30.
Spivey Hall will also be featuring Metropolitan Opera counter-tenor Andreas Scholl and pianist Tamar Halperin on Sunday, Dec. 2. Another Spivey Hall debut, the 2 p.m. pre-concert talk will be followed by the 3 p.m. concert that includes works by Haydn, Purcell, Schubert, Mozart, and Brahms.
Tickets to the School/Halperin performance are $50 (50 percent off for Clayton State faculty and staff); Clayton State students pay just $10. For tickets and more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200. Full-price tickets only are available online at www.spiveyhall.org
(a per-ticket service fee applies).
Happy Hour Mocktails, Nov. 30
Come out and enjoy Happy Hour Mocktails with BACCHUS, your neighborhood alcohol awareness organization. Learn new recipes while enjoying non-alcoholic fun, Friday, Nov. 30, on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Clayton State University Orchestra Concert, Nov. 30
The Clayton State University Orchestra will join the Southern Crescent Symphony and the Rick Massengale Jazz Trio for a Christmas concert on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church.
This will be a benefit concert for the Fayette Care Clinic and the Good Shepherd Clinic, both of which provide free health care for those in our communities who have no other source for medical services. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Outdoor Adventure Skiing/Snowboarding Registration Deadline Extended Until Nov. 30
Enjoy the experience of Winterplace Ski Resort which is known as the most accessible, affordable ski resort in the Southeast. While other skiers are still driving, you are already carving turns at Winterplace. They have the largest snow tubing Park in West Virginia and a Snowboard Park with its own lift.
Winter Place Ski Resort, Beckley, WV
Date: Wednesday – Saturday, Jan. 2-5, 2013
Cost: students $230/ Employee-Alumni $250/ Non-Affiliates $275
Pre-trip Meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 11:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. in the SAC
Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Georgia International Leadership Conference Application Deadline, Nov. 30
Apply for one of six spots to attend the Georgia International Leadership Conference (GILC) this coming Jan. 18, 2013 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: email@example.com
/drop by UC Room 208 / or call (678) 466-5499.
Clayton County Annual Festival of Trees & Lights, Nov. 30
The Clayton County Annual Festival of Trees & Lights Opening Ceremony will be held this Friday, Nov. 30, at Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway, 138, SE, Jonesboro from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m.
If you enter the park before 6 p.m. there will not be a gate fee.
Chemistry Club Holding a Study Day, Dec. 1
In an effort to help out as many students as possible review for their finals in Chemistry, the Clayton State Chemistry Club is hosting a Study Day on Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon to 3 p.m., in room G101 of the Arts and Sciences Building.
Club members and Chemistry faculty members will be there to help, and all Clayton State students are welcome to attend this event.
Chemistry Club President Gloria Phuong Le promises snacks and drinks to help students feel a bit more energetic and to better focus in their studying.
Nontraditional Student Organization Finals Study Session, Dec. 1
The Nontraditional Student Organization is hosting a finals study session on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come study individually, or as a group, in the Center for Academic Success on the first floor of the Library. Need a little solitude? No problem, individual study rooms will also be available. Light refreshments will be served.
This is an Operation Study Event, so yes, there will be study bucks, and prizes! You will study, meet new people and have fun at the same time!
Please contact Deidre Harrell, Nontraditional Student Organization president, Center for Academic Success tutor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you plan to attend. Also, please inform us via email if you would you like to donate a snack item for the session.
The ULTIMATE Midnight Study Break, Dec. 2
Campus Events Council, Student Government Association, the SAC, and Department of Recreation and Wellness presents the ULTIMATE Midnight Study Break this Sunday, beginning at 8 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m., that’s right, ALL NIGHT LONG! Come to the Student Activities Center and experience a study atmosphere like never before.
Tutors, oxygen bar, fitness breaks, game breaks, survival kits, breakfast served…and we aren’t talking muffins and orange juice either, but a real southern style breakfast.
The brain is the strongest muscle of the human body, but, just in case your other muscles need some relief, we will have Aqua Massage Beds ready for you.
Midnight Study is a proud supporter of Operation Study and so we will give out the most Study Bucks ever given at one event.
This event is absolutely FREE for Clayton State students, so please bring your LakerCard… first 100 students to sign in will receive an ULTIMATE surprise courtesy of CEC.
For more information, please contact Atawanna Royal at AtawannaRoyal@clayton.edu
Clayton State Theatre Major's Capstone Project to be Screened, Dec. 6
Clayton State University Theatre Major Anissa Matlock’s capstone project, a 30-minute romantic comedy entitled “Love Potion,” will be screened in the Clayton State Theatre at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.
The screening of “Love Potion” is free and open to the public. The Clayton State Theatre is located in room 132 of the Clayton State Arts & Sciences Building.
“Love Potion” features several Clayton State students, says writer/director Matlock, “It’s about a man, unlucky in love, who decides to purchase a love potion to win the affections of a co-worker. He soon learns that the potion's reach extended beyond what he intended.”
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 email@example.com
or call (678) 466-4220.
Lakeside Dining Hall Fall Semester Closing and Commuter Meal Plans
The Lakeside Dining Hall will close for fall 2012 on Friday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. The Dining Hall will remain closed during the semester break and re-open for regular meal service at breakfast on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
Unused meals on Commuter and Faculty/Staff meal plans will carry forward to spring semester, along with unused Dining Dollars. (Remember that all meal plans close out at the end of spring semester and unused meals and Dining Dollars will be forfeited.)
Dennis Cox Featured on LakerZone
Clayton State sports fans another edition of the Department of Athletics' LakerZone
is now available for viewing.
is Clayton State's webcasting platform and features live webcasts of home Laker athletics contests along with features on players and interviews with coaches.
In the this segment of the LakerZone,
Clayton State’s Jelani McCaskey, who is one of the voices of Clayton State basketball, speaks with women’s basketball coach Dennis Cox for an update on the Laker program.
To watch the video on YouTube, please go to; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zspF0KuLz80&feature=youtu.be
What are You Doing for Spring Break?
The 2013 Alternative Spring Break will offer Clayton State students the opportunity to helping provide quality early education for preschoolers in a Head Start program in Biloxi, Miss.; or working to protect and preserve a stretch of the Mississippi River in Memphis.
Students can also pick up application forms in the Campus Life office, or they can be downloaded http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/servicelearning/asb
For further information, contact LaShanda Hardin at (678) 466-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State’s Patricia Henritze is Part of a “Chain Play,” Dec. 3
Fresh off directing the Clayton State Theatre’s fall 2012 production of “Macbeth,” Patricia Henritze, Clayton State assistant professor of Theater, will be part of a much different theatrical work on Monday, Dec. 3.
Moving from “the bard” to “the blind,” Henritze is taking part in the 10th
anniversary celebration of Atlanta’s premiere playwriting organization, Working Title (http://www.workingtitleblog.com/
). It’s a chain play, wherein 10 local playwrights were invited to write “blind” scenes for a play.
“Each playwright wrote one scene in the play; never knowing who the other writers were,” explains Henritze. “It’s a fun exercise.”
“The WTP Chain Play” will be performed as a staged reading at the Academy Theater, 119 Center St., in Avondale Estates, Ga., on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is on a “pay what you can” basis, from $5 to $25.
SBDC to Host “Starting a Business” Workshop at Henry Chamber of Commerce, Dec. 4
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting its last “Starting a Business” workshop of 2012 on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, 1709 Highway 20 West, McDonough, Ga. The workshop will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” will be provided.
Although the base cost is $69 per person, additional attendees will get 50 percent off when the first attendee pays full price. In addition, Clayton State students and employees also get 50 percent off. Please contact Heather Chaney at email@example.com
for the discount code before registering. To register, go to: www.georgiasbdc.org
or call (678) 466-5100.
Holiday Lunch in the Lakeside Dining Hall, Dec. 7
The Lakeside Dining Hall will be serving a festive holiday lunch on Friday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a special door price of $6.50 (plus tax) or you may choose to use your meal plan. Invite your friends or coworkers to join you as we celebrate the season!
Spivey Hall Young People’s Concerts, Dec. 7, Dec. 12
Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall will be celebrating the 2012 holiday season with five special daytime Young People’s Concerts; starting on Monday, Nov. 19 and concluding on Wednesday, Dec. 12. All five concerts start at 11:15 a.m., in Spivey Hall on the Clayton State campus in Morrow.
Spivey Hall’s daytime Young People’s Concerts are an excellent opportunity for dreams to be made real, and for only $2 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (678) 466-4481.
The Atlanta Concert Ringers will present a special handbell concert on Friday, Dec. 7. The Atlanta Concert Ringers, Inc., are a group of experienced handbell ringers from throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. During this concert, students will learn that teamwork is a vital part of life. More than any other instrument, a handbell choir illustrates the magic and fun of working together. The Atlanta Concert Ringers will demonstrate teamwork through a variety of musical styles and holiday music.
Finally, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, Spivey Hall’s own Albert Schweitzer Memorial pipe organ, and organist Steven Wooddell, will take center stage for a holiday pipe organ concert. The magnificent Albert Schweitzer Memorial pipe organ is the crowning centerpiece of Spivey Hall. Built by the Fratelli Ruffatti of Padua, Italy, the 4,413-pipe organ is just as beautiful to hear as it is to see. Wooddell will demonstrate the amazing range of the instrument with a variety of traditional and contemporary seasonal music sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
SAC Fitness Center Locker Clean Out, Dec. 12
For those patrons who are renting locker at the SAC Fitness Center, you have until Dec. 12, (8 p.m.) to clean out your locker. Any locks remaining after that date will be cut and the contents will be stored for 30 days. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity. All contents must be removed for the duration of winter break. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.
Locker renewals will be available Jan.2, 2013. Please renew early for best selection. For more information, please contact Brandon Marshall at BrandonMarshall@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-4976.