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The Fairly Odd Players Present… Improv, Tonight at 7:30 p.m. Clayton State’s new Theatre student organization is called Fairly Odd Players. They have a new Improv Troupe that will be performing on Monday, Apr. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clayton State Theatre, room G132 of the Arts & Sciences Building. Admission is free. Earth Day/Go Green Week, Apr. 15 to Apr. 19 at Clayton State Clayton State’s Earth Day/Go Green Week activities will be held the week of Apr. 15 to Apr. 19. Activities will include: a special Earth Week water bottle sale at the Loch Shop, the Clayton State Tree Committee observance of Arbor Day on Apr. 26, and the Facilities group is also in the process of installing several more water fountain/water bottle filling stations on campus (provides filtered, water cooler quality water which saves on the purchase of bottled water). Look for more details in forthcoming Laker Lines. Phi Alpha Theta Induction and a Holliday (as in “Doc”) Talk, Apr. 19 The Alpha-Nu-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, is pleased to announce its annual initiation. The initiation will take place on Friday, Apr. 19, at 7 p.m. in room B14 in the Lecture Hall. Colleen S. Hartmann, a Middle Grades Education major from Forest Park, will be honored with her initiation into the society. Membership in Phi Alpha Theta requires a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.1 average in history coursework. Members must have completed at least 12 credit hours in history. An added treat for the evening will be a talk by Victoria Wilcox on "Gone with the Wind Goes West: The Surprising Southern Heritage of Doc Holliday." Victoria Wilcox is founding director of Georgia's Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum, the antebellum home of the family of Doc Holliday. The initiation and talk are open to the campus community. Memorial Service for Dr. Weaver, Apr. 21 A memorial service will be held for Dr. Karen Weaver in room CE101 of the Harry S. Downs Center on the campus of Clayton State University on Sunday, Apr. 21 at 4 p.m.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month The Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center (SCSAC), the Clayton State University Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Clayton State University chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, will host the Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month during April 2013. Events for the month include the Clothes Line Project, the Clothes Line Project T-Shirt Drive, Bringing in the Bystander: Bystander Intervention Training, and Take Back the Night. The Clothesline Project will run from Apr. 8 to Apr. 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center. The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women, men, and children. Clayton State students, faculty and staff will decorate shirts to represent victim’s experience to share the experiences of one in three females and one in seven males. To effectively make The Clothesline Project a success Psi Chi is asking everyone to dig through their linens and donate lightly-used, plain-colored T-Shirts for the Clothesline Project. White T-Shirts are preferred, but any plain colored T-Shirt would be helpful and beneficial. T-Shirts can be dropped off at Dr. Pinar Gurkas’ office, room 109 of the Clayton State Natural & Behavioral Sciences Building. Honors Convocation, Apr. 8 The Annual Clayton State University Academic Honors Convocation will take place at noon on Monday, Apr. 8 in Spivey Hall. Award presentations and recognitions will be made by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Micheal Crafton (Dean's List), Honors Program Director Dr. Adam Tate, Deans Drs. Nasser Momayezi, Michael Deiss, Lisa Eichelberger and Lila Roberts, President Dr. Thomas J. "Tim" Hynes (Chancellor's Award nominees and Academic Achievement awards), and Clayton State University Foundation Vice Chairman Leonard Moreland (Foundation Academic Excellence awards). Jennifer M. Rosenbaum, the Chancellor's Academic Recognition Award recipient, will speak. Middle Grade Education Information Session, Apr. 9 The Department of Teacher Education’s next Middle Grade Education Information Session will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 9, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Arts & Science Building. room G-127. Clayton State Jazz Combo to Play Outdoor Concert, Apr. 10 The Clayton State Jazz Combo will be playing a free outdoor concert on Wednesday, Apr. 10. The Jazz Combo will be performing starting at noon at the Eugene Lawson Amphitheater, located on the Clayton State campus between the James M. Baker University Center and Spivey Hall.
College-to-Career Fair, Apr. 10
Name of Sponsoring Unit: Career Services Event/Meeting Date: Wednesday, Apr. 10 Building/Location: Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta Start Time: 11 a.m. End Time: 3 p.m. Online Information link: http://www.gace.org/C2C.Students.Alumni Contact Person: Career Services Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: 678-466-5400 Description: The College-to-Career Fair is a statewide job fair for students and graduates from schools that are members of the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers. Clayton State University students should plan to attend this job fair to network with over 100 employers hiring for part-time, full-time and internship jobs. Seniors don't miss this last chance opportunity to network with employers face-to-face before graduation!!!!! Questions? Please call Career Services at (678) 466-5400 The Clayton State Theatre’s Spring 2013 Production, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Apr. 11, Apr. 13, Apr. 18, Apr. 19 “To speak frankly I am not in favor of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other’s character before marriage, which I think is never advisable” – Lady Bracknell That’s just a small dose of humor from Clayton State Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde’s most successful play. This play pokes fun at the English aristocracy of the late 19th Century. Through its witty humor, the play takes you on a journey of discovery in hopes of finding out the “vital importance of being earnest.” The on-campus performance dates in the Clayton State Theatre for “The Importance of Being Earnest,” are as follows… Apr. 11, 13, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $5; Clayton State students are admitted free with their Laker ID. SBDC Starting Your Business Workshop, Apr. 11 The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting Your Business Workshop” on Thursday, Apr. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce in McDonough. If you are considering starting a small business, and want to make your dream real, this workshop is a crucial first step. Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop is one of the most important decisions to make prior to opening a business. A detailed business start-up book, "How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs," and other handouts are provided. The cost of the workshop is $69 per person, with a 50 percent discount for current Clayton State students, faculty and staff, who should contact Heather Chaney for discount code. Also, there is 50 percent off each additional person who registers with an individual when the first person pays the full fee of $69 (discounts cannot be combined). To register, go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=1d179756-bf81-429d-ab9e-43dd7efc95b7&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=114486. School of Nursing to Host Annual Cultural Diversity Conference, Apr. 11 The School of Nursing at Clayton State University, via its federal Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, is preparing to host its Annual Cultural Diversity Conference. The purpose of the Cultural Diversity Conference is to increase the cultural competence of faculty and students at the School of Nursing. The conference will be held on Thursday, Apr. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon in Student Activities Center Ballrooms, A, B and C. Although the conference is directed to Clayton State faculty and students, the public is invited to attend on a space-available basis. Registration will close once seating capacity has been reached, and all registrants must be confirmed (via an attendance roster) prior to attending the event. To register, go to https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4JwR7ZXdEeTJict. The keynote speaker will be Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary (1989-1993), president emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine, and chairman of the board of the National Health Museum in Atlanta. Sullivan will be speaking on “Eliminating Health Disparities in the United States” and will be reviewing health of the U.S. population, including disparities in health status and in access to health care, describing the strategies which are effective in decreasing disparities in health status, noting economic impact of health disparities, and articulating the role of racial, ethnic and cultural diversity in meeting health care challenges in America. Also speaking will be Rick Zoucha, Ph.D., RN, associate professor at the Duquesne University School of Nursing. Zoucha will be speaking on “Understanding the concepts of cultural confianza in Mexican Americans: Listening to the Voice of La Raza.” Clayton State University/Southern Crescent Symphony Concert, Apr. 12 The Southern Crescent Symphony and the Clayton State University Orchestra will present their final concert of the season on Friday, Apr. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Spivey Hall. Clayton State faculty members Betul Soykan and Nan Kemberling will join the orchestra for the Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra by Frederick Delius. Also on the program will be works by Elgar, Saint-Saens and Vaughn-Williams. The Southern Crescent Youth Orchestra, conducted by Kathy Saucier, will also be featured. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students and free for Clayton State faculty, staff and students) and may be obtained through the Spivey Hall Box Office or at the door. Violinist Betul Soykan received her training at the Izmir Conservatory in Turkey and the Conservatoire Bern in Switzerland. As the winner of the Conservatoire’s concerto competition, she performed the Barber Violin Concerto with the Bern Symphony. She is the founder of the Atlanta Strings Conservatory and violin instructor at Clayton State University. Cellist Nan Kemberling studied extensively with well-known cellist and pedagogue, Martha Gerschefski and did further study at the San Francisco Conservatory. She is the principal cellist with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and is on the faculty of the Georgia Academy of Music and Clayton State University. She is a regular performer as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the Atlanta area. Clayton State Biology Department Eminent Speakers Series, Apr. 12 Presentations for the Clayton State University’s Biology Department’s Eminent Speaker Series are scheduled for Friday, Apr. 12, and Friday, Apr. 19, in each case in room 107 of the Laboratory Annex Building (The L.A.B.) on the Clayton State campus. All presentations will start at 2 p.m., and last until approximately 3:30 p.m. On Apr. 12, Emory University School of Medicine Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Toby Schonfeld, will speak on, “Ethics in Research.” Schonfeld is also director, Master of Arts in Bioethics, Center for Ethics; and co-director, Program for Scholarly Integrity, Laney Graduate School. Finally, on Apr. 19, Dr. Rick McCann, director, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, and associate professor of biochemistry at the Mercer University School of Medicine, will speak on “Cell Adhesion Assemblies and the Origins of Animal Multicellularity.” Clayton State SBDC PlanSmart at the Fayette Chamber. Apr. 12 Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has announced a new series of classes, PlanSmart, to be held at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. PlanSmart will consist of three classes, held on Mar. 15, Apr. 12 and May 17. The cost is $69 per class, or $150 for the entire series. A $10 Fayette Chamber member discount is available for either individual classes or the entire series, and breakfast is provided for all three classes. The second class is “Finding & Refining Competitive Advantage.” Scheduled for Friday, Apr. 12, it will also run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber. The class will look at finding, measuring and developing competitive advantage and making unique aspects of a business part of a marketing message. The third class, “Pricing for Profit” will be on Friday, May 17 and will focus on better pricing tactics and strategies and matching customer pricing behaviors with pricing strategies. This class is also from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber. To register, go to www.georgiasbdc.org, or call (678) 466-5100. Dr. Hynes to Appear on Atlanta Community Profiles Radio Show, Apr. 13 Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes will be a guest on the radio show Atlanta Community Profiles next month. The program will be recorded on Tuesday, Apr. 9 for broadcast on Saturday, Apr. 13 at 2 p.m. on Talk920AM. Hynes was invited to appear on Atlanta Community Profiles by Louis A. Wieland, Jr., president of Community Profiles, the official relocation magazines for FMLS that are distributed by realtors and many Chambers of Commerce throughout the metro area. Hynes’ interview will be focused on discussing Clayton State University in general. The show will also be posted on the web site, atlantacommunityprofiles.com for the next year.
Dr. Karen Weaver Dr. Karen Weaver, associate professor of Nursing in the Clayton State University College of Health, died at her home on Sunday evening, Mar. 31, at 10:30 p.m., after a year-and-a-half long battle with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded and supported by her loving and devoted family. There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony held at the Clayton State University School of Nursing in the near future. Details on the celebration will follow. Her remains will be donated to medical research, therefore the Celebration at the School of Nursing will be the only official service for her. Loch Shop to Stock Limited Edition Elite 8 & Peach Belt Champion T-Shirts- Coming Soon! The Loch Shop is excited to share the news that we will be stocking a combination Elite 8 and Peach Belt Champion t-shirt in both male and female cuts. The designs,Shirt Designs , are being made by Russell Athletic. We do not have an ETA for the shirts yet, but the Loch Shop will keep us posted. There will only be 72 shirts available in each style! Call for Volunteers – “Letter from Birmingham Jail” 50th Anniversary Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the day that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began writing his iconic “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” In celebration, the Department of Campus Life, in collaboration with the Clayton State Library will host public readings of this historic document on Main Street of the James M. Baker University Center throughout the day. Campus Life is looking for volunteers who would like to read aloud short selections from the letter at various time blocks throughout the day. Your participation is vital to the success of this event and will serve as a public demonstration that Dr. King’s ideals live on and that the fight against injustice continues. This event is free and open to the public. To volunteer as a reader, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/MLKLetterSignup before Wednesday, Apr. 10. If you have any questions, or need any additional information, feel free to contact LaShanda Hardin at email@example.com or Erin Nagel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Polopalooza and Sweats Sale at the Loch Shop It’s Polopalooza at the Loch Shop – all Clayton State polos are now $9.99! We have a full sizes range from XS to 5XL in white, blue, orange and grey in multiple styles. Also, never let them see you sweat! All sweatshirts and sweatpants are on sale. Look for spring colors… yellow tags $10, pink tags $15, and green tags $20. We also have discounted Bargain Books to under $3 a book and selected Boots products are on sale from $4 to $8. While supplies last, so hurry in and grab yours today. Loch Shop Closed, Apr. 23 The Loch Shop will be closed on Tuesday, Apr. 23 for staff development. We will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, Apr. 24 at 8 a.m.
Clayton State Library Holding Used Book Sale, Apr. 15 The Clayton State University Library will be holding a used book sale from Monday, Apr. 15 through Thursday, Apr. 18. The book sale, which is open to the public as well as Clayton State students, faculty and staff, will be held on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, across from Jazzman’s Cafe. Hardback books are $5 each or five for $20. Paperbacks are $2.50 each or three for $5. Everything from coffee table books to steamy romances will be available. Browse among histories and mysteries; science and biographies. Discounts will be added later in the week, but shop early for the best selection. All proceeds will go to support Clayton State library services and resources. Women’s Forum Luncheon to Feature Special Guest Speaker Ashley Vicos, Apr. 16 The Clayton State Women’s Forum luncheon on Tuesday, Apr. 16 will feature a special guest speaker, Clayton State alumnus and Food Network star Ashley Vicos. The luncheon will run from noon to 1:30 p.m., in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center. Vicos is a resident of Henry County who has been professionally decorating cakes for 14 years. She owns “Sweet Ashley’s” a private baking studio in McDonough specializing in custom cake work. The star of her won reality TV show on the Food Network, “Have Cake Will Travel,” Vicos has also been featured on other Food Network shows as well as on TLC, CBS and NBC. An R.S.V.P. for the Women’s Forum Luncheon is required by Monday, Apr. 8 to Dolores Cox at (678) 466-4467 or email@example.com. The cost of the luncheon (which includes Caesar Salad and meat and vegetable lasagna) is $13.50. Chlamydia Awareness Month University Health Services will be participating in the state’s campaign for Chlamydia Awareness Month on Apr. 16 and Apr. 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in University Health Services. This campaign is open to the entire campus community. It is free and painless. University Health Services provides this link for more information on the state wide campaign. http://www.cdc.gov/Features/STDAwareness/ The Veterans Resource Center is Hosting a Mini Resource Fair Wed., Apr. 17 The Veterans Resource Center is hosting a mini Resource Fair on Wednesday, Apr. 17. Representatives from the Georgia Department of Veterans Services, VFW Post 5080 and the Disabled American Veterans, William E. Tate Chapter 1, will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions and provide guidance regarding VA benefits, compensation, vocational rehabilitation and employment. The event will take place in the Veterans Resource Center, located in the Student Center, St.e 115 (next to the Loch Shop). For more information, contact Tina Lake at 678-466-5528 or TinaLake@mail.clayton.edu. 5k Pump & Run Competition Sponsored by the Department of Recreation & Wellness, Apr. 17. Apr. 18 Date: Wednesday & Thursday, Apr. 17 & 18 Time: By Appointment Where: SAC Fitness Center Who: Current Clayton State students and Fitness Center Members Cost: FREE Contact: Matty Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org) Description: Do you have what it takes? Perform three rep max on bench press, then run a 5k. You will be awarded 30 seconds off your 5k time for completing three reps at your bodyweight. Additional reps will each take 30 seconds off your 5k time. Afterward, we’ll calculate the scores and crown the 5k Pump & Run Champ! Spring 2013 Tutoring Blitz, Apr. 24, Apr. 25 The Center for Academic Success will hold the Spring 2013 Tutoring Blitz, Apr. 24 and Apr. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Baker Center Commons area. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information visit: http://www.clayton.edu/cas/tutoringblitz. Student Meal Plans and Dining Dollars End, May 6 All student meal plans and Dining Dollars end May 6. Meals expire at the end of lunch (2pm) on May 6, and Dining Dollars expire at the end of the day. If you have a commuter meal plan with more meals than you think you may use, invite a friend to eat with you. If you have Dining Dollars, don’t let them go to waste! Take a friend to Jazzman’s for coffee or a smoothie or maybe treat them to a pizza at Pizza Hut. To check your meal plan and/or Dining Dollar balance, visit www.lakercard.com and click on the LakerCard Online button. Log in with your Clayton State network credentials and follow the prompts to check your account balances.