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Bed Bath & Beyond: Clayton State Loch Shop Pop Up Shop, Aug. 7
Bed Bath & Beyond®, the destination for college shopping, is packing up, hitting the road, and coming to Clayton State University – with an on-campus Bookstore Pop Up Shop filled with last minute college essentials and an array of items.
After unpacking, students may realize they have forgotten important items for their dorm rooms or off-campus apartments. The on-campus Loch Shop Pop Up Shop is packed with easy, fun and convenient solutions for these last minute needs. Students won’t need to step off campus to get the things they need to make their new residences feel like home. The shop will include everything from storage solutions, décor accessories, and bedding.
There will also be a Bed, Bath & Beyond Tent Sale at Laker Hall from Aug. 7 to Aug. 20.
Congressman Scott’s Health Fair, Aug. 17
Congressman David Scott’s Ninth Annual 13th Congressional District Health Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17. This event will mark close to a decade of partnership with Metropolitan Atlanta’s leading healthcare professionals to provide free health exams and information for my constituents.
This year’s event will take place at Mundy’s Mill High School, which is located at 9652 Fayetteville Rd., Jonesboro, Ga., and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Worldwide Travel Alert
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula. Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August. This Travel Alert expires on Aug. 31, 2013.
Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure. Terrorists have targeted and attacked subway and rail systems, as well as aviation and maritime services. U.S. citizens should take every precaution to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate safety measures to protect themselves when traveling.
We continue to work closely with other nations on the threat from international terrorism, including from al-Qa'ida. Information is routinely shared between the U.S. and our key partners in order to disrupt terrorist plotting, identify and take action against potential operatives, and strengthen our defenses against potential threats.
We recommend U.S. citizens register their travel plans with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's travel registration website. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens Traveling abroad enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don't have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State's Internet website attravel.state.gov where theWorldwide Caution, Country Specific Information, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be found. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well. Download our free Smart Traveler app, available through iTunes or Google Play, to have travel information at your fingertips.
In addition to information on the internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, from other countries, on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, Eastern Time (except U.S. federal holidays).
Monday, Aug. 12
“Home SWEET Home”
University Center (UC) Mainstreet
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Nontraditional Student Organization (NTSO)
The Nontraditional Student Organization knows there’s nothing like homemade baked goodies to make one feel at home. Visit the Home SWEET Home Baked Goods Shoppe to sample and purchase homemade comfort treats. *Enjoy your treats while relaxing in a massage chair or a soothing rocking chair at the shop.
Movie Monday-Family Picnic Edition
Student Activities Center (SAC) Green
8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Events Council (CEC)
Welcome to the Laker Nation family! CEC is hosting the first Movie Monday, family style on the SAC Green. Come out and enjoy a picnic style spread complete with all of the fixings. Bring a blanket or your lawn chair and enjoy a blockbuster hit on the BIG screen. *First 100 students to sign-in will receive a special CEC novelty item.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Student Part-Time Job Fair
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Office of Career Services
The Office of Career Services will present its Student Part-Time Job Fair on Tuesday, August 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street, the second floor of the James M. Baker University Center. Students are encouraged to network with employers to learn about part-time job openings on and off campus.
“GO GREEK”: Breaking the Stereotypes
Fraternity & Sorority Council Greek Forum
SAC Ballrooms B&C
6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Fraternity and Sorority Council (FSC)
Join the Fraternity and Sorority Council as members of our Greek community assemble to “break the stereotypes” surrounding the many Greek organizations. The forum will also provide an open platform for questions from the CSU student body.
The Clayton State Spirit Mixer
8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sponsored by: Student Government Association (SGA) and CEC
Nothing says college like “School Spirit”! SGA and CEC invites the CSU community to the first ever CSU Spirit Mixer. Come feel the spirit that is the heartbeat of CSU’s Student Organizations. Enjoy music provided by Clayton State Internet Radio (CSiR), special appearance by LOCHed In Motion (LIM) Dance Club, and lots of goodies compliments of CEC.
Wednesday, Aug. 14
“Muffins with Manglitz”
SAC Laker Lounge
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Department of Campus Life
Come out and meet your Interim Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Elaine Manglitz, along with other administrators from the Division of Student Affairs and enjoy some delicious breakfast muffins and pastries.
“The ICE Breaker”
SAC Laker Lounge
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
The Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. invites new and returning students to “break the ICE” through music, games, and conversation.
Speed Dating-“Meet Thy Neighbor”
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Sponsored By: CEC
Come out and “meet thy neighbor” at CEC’s fun and creative spin on speed dating. We don’t guarantee love connections but we do guarantee you will have a great time! Enjoy delightful refreshments, prizes, entertainment, and good company from your very own Laker Nation.
Thursday, Aug. 15
Involvement Fair 2013
SAC Fitness Center
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Department of Campus Life
Come visit more than 100 student organizations, departments, and community tables for information and goodies and enjoy music provided by CSiR and food fresh off the grill at the Annual Fall Involvement Fair. This year’s fair will include the first Laker Market Day of the year featuring various types of vendors with great deals for the CSU students, faculty, and staff!
7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Life
It’s SHOWTIME! Various student organizations will showcase their organization through stepping, singing, dancing, acting, modeling, and much more to the CSU student body and community. Back-A-Yard cousine will be on deck with their famous island style BBQ and festival favorites such as funnel cakes and deep fried snickers (cash or credit cards accepted).
Friday, Aug. 16
FSC’s House Party
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Sponsored by: FSC
It’s the first party of the school year…It’s sponsored by the Fraternity and Sorority Council…Nothing else needs to be said…except Clayton State students are FREE with LakerID! Non-Clayton State Students are $10.
Saturday, Aug. 17
Laker Hall Multipurpose Room
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sponsored by We Are O.N.E. Interfaith Council
The week has been fantastic! We’ve enjoyed homemade treats, a picnic with our Laker Nation family, met some potential employers, broken the stereotypes of our Greek organizations and broken the ICE, felt the SPIRIT and topped it off with a HOUSE party. Now it’s time to clean house. Join We Are O.N.E. along with CEC, SGA, FSC, Alpha Phi Omega, SLIC (Student Leadership Involvement Council), and AmeriCorps as we restore our campus to its beautiful state with this campus wide cleanup initiative. Lunch will be provided to all participants following the campus clean-up at the Laker Hall pavilion.
Fee Payment Deadline and Important Dates
This is a reminder that the deadline to register for fall classes and pay tuition/fees is Aug. 1. If you register after this date, you will be charged a $100 late fee. If you are a new student scheduled for an upcoming orientation session your tuition/fees deadline is Aug. 15, and you will not be charged a late fee.
Please note the following important beginning of semester enrollment dates.
Ø Aug. 1, 2013 – Tuition/Fee Payment Deadline
Ø Aug. 5, 2013 – Late Registration Begins ($100 late fee)
Ø Aug. 8, 2013, 1:30 p.m. -7 p.m. - Drop-in Advisement & Registration
Ø Aug. 9, 2013 – Registration for TAP Students and Senior Citizens
Ø Aug. 10, 2013 – Weekend Classes Begin
Ø Aug. 12, 2013 – Weekday Classes Begin
Ø Aug. 12-15, 2013 – Drop/Add and Late Registration
Ø Aug. 15, 2013 – Final Tuition/Fee Payment Deadline
Ø Aug. 22, 2013 – No Show Deadline (must attend class by this date)
Bookstore Bucks, Starting Aug. 5
Bookstore Bucks (formerly Financial Aid Book Money) will be available Monday, Aug. 5 to Tuesday, Aug. 20. Up to $1,000 of your unused Financial Aid will automatically be deposited in your Bookstore Bucks account on Monday, Aug. 5 for you to purchase anything in the Loch Shop. After August 20, unused Bookstore Bucks are returned to your student account and refunded in late August based on your refund preference through Higher One. Purchase a Meal Plan with Financial Aid, by Aug. 20 Did you know you can purchase a meal plan with your unused financial aid? Well, you can! Between Aug. 5 and Aug. 20, purchase a meal 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 meal plan and quantity. If your purchase is approved (based on available aid), your meal plan will be available for use within approximately one business day. You Can Purchase a Laptop in The Loch Shop with Bookstore Bucks, by Aug. 20 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! Between Aug. 5 and Aug. 20, 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.
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Extended Hours During Bookstore Bucks, Aug. 5 through Aug. 20
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center will have extended hours during Bookstore Bucks:
Aug. 5 – Aug. 8: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Bookstore Bucks open)
Aug. 9: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 10: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 12 – Aug. 15: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Aug. 16: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (last day for refunds/exchanges)
Aug. 19: Resume normal fall semester hours
Aug. 20: Last day of Bookstore Bucks
Residence Life Schedules Annual Move-In Day, Aug. 7
One of the highlights of the Clayton State University year is coming up next week. Wednesday, Aug. 7 is “Move-In” Day at Laker Hall.
The University’s freshman housing, Laker Hall is expecting a full house for the 2013 fall semester. Move-In Day, the day when the University’s newest freshmen come to campus and Laker Hall, is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. As has been the case since Laker Hall opened in 2008, Clayton State Residence Life is calling for volunteers among the University’s faculty, staff and students to help move in the new freshman students.
“Volunteers will be helping to welcome students and parents, providing directions to local businesses for last-minute shopping, and most importantly helping unload cars and carry items to the rooms of residents,” explains Danielle R. Sims, residence hall manager for Laker Hall. “We are expecting a full house this year so it’s an exciting time in Residence Life!”
For more information, contact Sims at (678) 466-5479 or via email at email@example.com.
Road and Parking Lot Resurfacing
Please be advised about road works on campus from Aug. 3 to Aug. 7. Intermittent road closures at affected locations are to be expected.
Work at Caldwell Drive and a portion of a parking lot G near Student Center is scheduled for Aug. 3 and Aug. 5. Sanford Drive and a portion of a parking lot K work is scheduled for Aug. 6 and Aug. 7.
A link to a road map with specified repair dates is below:
Ask Me! Returns to Clayton State, Aug. 9
Ask Me! — sponsored by the Clayton State University Customer Service Program and the Clayton State Office of Auxiliary Services — will once again be making dreams real and helping to welcome newcomers to the University for the start of the fall semester.
The dates for next month’s Ask Me! are; Friday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Monday and Tuesday Ask Me! programs will center around a tent on the Clayton State Quad. In case of rain, Ask Me! will move inside to Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center.
Ask Me! is designed to help welcome newcomers and returners to the University during the start of each semester. The program features welcome tents and student volunteers wearing bright orange Ask Me! T-shirts. Volunteers are positioned in high-traffic areas all around the campus to help welcome students, answer questions, and to point people in the right direction.
Volunteers for Ask Me! will earn $25 “Bookstore Bucks” for each four-hour shift (limit two shifts per volunteer). To be eligible, a student must have earned at least 15 credit hours at Clayton State University and must attend one of two 30-minute training sessions.
For more information, please contact Jasmine Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Party for Good, Aug. 9
The Party for Good will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in SAC Ballrooms and on the SAC Green. There will be inflatables and outdoor activities on the SAC Green and community projects facilitated by student organizations in the SAC Ballrooms.
Dining Services Resumes Normal Hours on Saturday, Aug. 10
During the semester break, Jazzman’s and Subconnection will be open to serve you. Beginning Saturday, Aug. 10, all dining locations will resume their normal fall semester operating schedule. The Lakeside Dining Hall will resume normal service for employees on Monday, Aug. 12.
Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra Seeking Strings Players
The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking musicians for all string positions. Auditions for the orchestra's 2013-2014 season will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Clayton State University Music Building.
The audition will include a solo of your choice, sight reading and an interview concerning your playing background.
To schedule an audition please email the conductor, Dr. Richard Bell, at email@example.com.
The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra devoted to meeting the cultural needs of audiences and performers in the Southern Crescent area of Metro Atlanta. Members of the orchestra include professional musicians, music educators and amateur musicians, all of whom strive to utilize their full potential in presenting a quality musical product. For the coming season the orchestra will partner with the Clayton State University Orchestra for performances in Spivey Hall and the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.The SCSO is conducted by Bell, Carl Rieke, and Michael Puckett. For more information you may visit www.scsymphony.org.
SBDC to Hold Starting a Business Workshop in Griffin, Aug. 14
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting a Business Workshop” on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce/Griffin Welcome Center, 143 N. Hill St., Griffin, Ga.
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 http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=1a6868d9-04af-4163-99a5-bdf9113a3411&page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow.
SBDC Class on "Writing a Living Business Plan" Aug. 15
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be presenting a class on "Writing a Living Business Plan" on Thursday, Aug. 15.
The class will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be held in room G127 on the first floor of the Clayton State Arts & Sciences Building. The registration fee is $69 per person.
Topics for discussion during "Writing a Living Business Plan" will include:
Telling a compelling and provocative story;
Completing a SWOT analysis;
Setting goals and key performance indicators;
Compiling sections of the plan, including marketing, HR, financial, operational; Calculating profit and loss projections, balance sheets, cash flow statements;
Finding sources and determining the cost of capital.
A sample business plan will be among the handouts provided with the class.
Interested parties can register at www.georgiasbdc.org or call SBDC Program Coordinator Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100.
Save the Date — Alumni Association Achievement Awards Dinner, Sept. 26 Clayton State University Alumni Association presents the Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, honoring; Distinguished Alumnus, Recent Graduate Alumnus, Outstanding “Future” Alumnus. To nominate an individual, go to http://www.myschoolcast.com/UserFiles/Docs/3353/Alumni-Achivement-Award-Nomination-Packet.pdf. All nomination forms and supporting documents must be submitted to the Clayton State University Alumni Association office by July 26, 2013.
Fifth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference, Oct. 11
Clayton State’s Fifth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.
The Diversity and Multicultural Conference is a dynamic and interactive one-day development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally complex society. This conference is a great career and personal development opportunity for students, faculty and staff; separate conference tracks are implemented to meet the needs of both groups.
Register until Friday, Sept. 27, by visiting http://apps.clayton.edu/webreg/register/Diversity2013. Free for Clayton State students; Clayton State faculty/staff $20, Non-Clayton State participants $40.Registration fee covers continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials.
For additional information, go to:
Call for Presentations — Submit Presentation Proposals by Friday, Sept. 6
Conference Theme: Beyond Race: The Forgotten “isms”
Our goal is to broaden participants understanding of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. Additionally, explore the intersection of social identities and how our social identities can create privilege and oppression.
If you are interested in contributing to the conference by presenting, go to: http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference
For more information regarding the conference, contact Lakiesa C. Rawlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 466-5421.
New Parking Permits
The parking permits/decals for the previous school year will expire on Wednesday July 31. New permits are currently available for pick up at the Department of Public Safety, with valid dates from Aug. 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014.
Faculty/staff will be issued the traditional blue colored permits. However, there are some changes to the student permits. Students living in Laker Hall will be issued gold colored permits and those living in Clayton Station will be issued green colored permits. All other students will be issued orange colored permits. However, student vehicles bearing any of these three colors may park in any areas designated for student parking.
Make Your Refund Selection Through Higher One! You don’t want your financial aid refund to be delayed! Make your selection through Higher One right away! Apple MacBook Discounts Through The Loch Shop The Loch Shop has a deal in place for any Clayton State student, faculty or staff member to get educational discount pricing on Apple MacBook computers through the following website… http://www.ishoplochshop.com/site_apple.asp? For more information on the MacBook Pro, go to http://education.apple.com/images/MBPro_DM_700px_AoC_1X_FINAL.jpg.