Content Management System Conversion Update
On Aug. 1, the next phase of migrating the University website to a Content Management System (CMS) called DotNetNuke (DNN) will occur. The new sites for the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Information and Mathematical Sciences and School of Graduate Studies will be launched, as well as sites for the Honors Program, Auxiliary Services and additional new pages for the School of Nursing.
After the switchover to DNN, all of these sites will use the www.clayton.edu
domain prefix. What this means is that anything with a URL starting with http://a-s.clayton.edu
, and http://graduate.clayton.edu
will now start with “www.clayton.edu.
” For example, http://honorsprogram.clayton.edu
will become www.clayton.edu/honorsprogram
when the sites are launched. The college and respective departmental websites will automatically redirect beginning Aug. 1.
The launch of the academic unit sites also means that faculty members should have converted their faculty web pages to DNN. When the new college sites are launched, existing faculty home pages will no longer be connected or viewable. The Center for Instructional Development is available to assist with conversion of faculty home pages so that a DNN site is ready when the college sites go live.
The CMS conversion project is a collaboration among several divisions and departments: Dolores Cox, Leanne Bradberry and Shannon Crupi in the External Relations Office of University Image and Communications; Tom Marshall, Chris Hansen and Richard Young in OITS Administrative Systems; Roger Poore, Dan Newcombe and Todd Birchfield in OITS Telecommunications & Networking; and Jill Lane, Lou Brackett, Steven Smith, James Fries and Christopher White in the Academic Affairs Center for Instructional Development.
Following the Aug. 1 launch, the remaining sites to be converted are Recruitment & Admissions and Continuing Education. Your patience is greatly appreciated as efforts continue to improve and enhance the University’s website presence. Do not hesitate to contact Image and Communications if you have concerns or need more information.
Auxiliary Services Operating Hours for the Semester Break
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center
- Monday, July 30 – Thursday, Aug. 2 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday, Aug. 3 – 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Financial Aid Book Money begins Monday, Aug. 6. Operating hours will be posted on our website soon.
Dining Services, July 30 – Aug. 10
- Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Pizza Hut and Subconnection
University Health Services Closed Today
- Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
University Health Services will be closed on Monday, July 30, for training purposes. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, July 31.
Reserve Your Textbooks Using The Loch Shop Pre-Pack Plan, Though Aug. 3
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, Aug. 3, 2012. 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.
Tree Removal on the Quad, Aug. 3 to Aug. 5
County Line Tree plans to remove all of the dead and diseased trees in the Quad from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5. This is the best time for tree removal in this location, since there will be no students or events being held in that area during that weekend.
New UHS hours, Effective Aug. 6
New hours for University Health Services (UHS) will be effective starting Monday, Aug. 6:
Monday and Tuesday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UHS will close at 5 p.m. when classes are not in session and final exams are completed.
New SmartPrint Location
You spoke and we listened! For your convenience, we have added a new SmartPrint station located in the lobby of the second floor of Clayton Hall.
This location will be more convenient to those students who have classes in Clayton Hall, the College of Business, and the Arts and Science Building.
StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative Wants to Speak to Clayton State Student Veterans/Service Members
) is a nonprofit, national oral history project with an archive of more than 40,000 interviews at the Library of Congress. Its newest program, the Military Voices Initiative (http://storycorps.org/initiatives/military-voices-initiative/
), provides active duty service members, veterans and their families the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories, with a special emphasis on those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Naomi Greene of StoryCorps would like to have Clayton State students record for the National oral history archives about their experiences in the military. Clayton State students who are veterans/service members should contact Shiraz Karaa, associate director and training coordinator, Counseling and Psychological Services, at (678) 466-5406 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if they are interested in this opportunity.
Borrow Your Textbooks from The Loch Shop Rental Program
Renting your textbooks is a money-saving alternative against high textbook prices. With textbook rentals, you pay to use the book for a specified duration and you return the book at the end of that time. Because you won't be keeping the book, you pay less up front. Simply search for your textbook, pay for the book, use it, and return it.
Students who rent their textbooks can save up to 50 percent.
Any questions? Feel free to contact us at email@example.com
or call (678) 466-4220.
SBDC to Host “Starting a Business” Workshop at Clayton State – Fayette, Aug. 2
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will once again be hosting its popular a “Starting a Business” workshop, a comprehensive workshop on important decisions you make prior to opening a business, in Fayette County.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, in Peachtree City.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” will be provided.
The cost is $69 per person with 50 percent off for each additional person. In addition, Clayton State students and employees also get 50 percent off. Please contact Heather Chaney at firstname.lastname@example.org
for the discount code before registering. To register, go to: http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=7bf363d5-73aa-48f5-b348-46708521dded&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=112166
All About Certifications – a Clayton State SBDC Workshop, Aug. 3
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a workshop, “All About Certifications,” on Friday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in room T-152 of the College of Business at Clayton State.
Governments and corporations set aside millions of dollars in contracts for certified small businesses, notes SBDC Director Alisa Kirk.
“All About Certifications” is a chance to learn from a certifications expert how small businesses can do exactly that.
The cost of the “All About Certifications” workshop is $35, with lunch included in the registration fee. Go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=453dd8e5-cc2c-4f6f-acd4-73aa753b6834&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=111102
, or call (678) 466-5100 to register.
Alumni Association to Sponsor Clayton State Night at Turner Field, Aug. 13
Friends of Clayton State University, it’s time for a special trip to the ballpark.
The Clayton State Alumni Association will sponsor Clayton State Night at the Atlanta Braves’ Turner Field on Monday, Aug. 13. The event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University.
First pitch will be at 7:10 p.m., as Atlanta faces off against National League West opponent San Diego Padres.
The tickets will be located in the Lower Level Terrace View (Section 225) and will be only $8.Normally these tickets range from $25 to $30 each. Dues-paying Alumni Association members will have the opportunity to receive an additional discount.
Tickets are limited, and the Alumni Association asks that alumni and friends to please RSVP as soon as possible. For more information about purchasing tickets, please call (678) 466-4470. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.clayton.edu/alumnigift
Student Part-Time Job Fair, Aug. 14
The Office of Career Services presents the Student Part-Time Job Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 14, on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring plenty of resumes!
For more information call (678) 466-5400 or email email@example.com
Cheerleading Tryouts, Aug. 20
Fall 2012 tryouts for the 2012/2013 Clayton State Cheerleading team will be held in the Student Activities Center at 6 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 20.
The Cheerleading team is looking for enthusiastic, hardworking, spirited females and males. Basic skills needed are motions, jumps (toe-touch, pike, hurdler), cartwheel, and round-off. Tumbling is not required but definitely a plus. The ability and will to learn is necessary. Anyone with interest and ability is encouraged to come out for tryouts.
Online Information link: http://www.claytonstatesports.com/information/cheerleading
Email: Please email any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
Attorney General Olens and Former Governor Barnes to Highlight Clayton State’s Annual Constitution Week, Sept. 20
Georgia Attorney General Samuel S. Olens and former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes will be visiting Clayton State University as the highlight of the University’s annual Constitution Week, Monday Sept. 17 through Thursday, Sept. 20.
Olens and Barnes will be appearing on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow on Sept. 20, leading a discussion of constitutional challenges in the 21st Century. The event will take place from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Also on the schedule for Constitution Week will be a voter registration drive from Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, on Main Street on the second floor of the Baker Center. The voter registration drive will take place along with voting for Clayton State Student Government Association Senate and a mock presidential election.
Clayton State to Hold Annual Alumni Dinner at Turner Field’s 755 Club, Sept. 22
The Clayton State University Alumni Association will look to hit a grand slam once again at its 20th
Annual Alumni Dinner.
Next fall, the Alumni Association will hold its annual event at the 755 Club located at Turner Field. The Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22. All Clayton State alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University are invited to the event.
“We are so excited about having the opportunity to have our dinner at the 755 Club this year” says Alumni Association President Ben Hopkins. “We’ve had our annual event at some wonderful venues all over Atlanta and this will be another special night for alumni and friends.”
The dinner portion of the event will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a reception; starting at 6:15 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a special tour of Turner Field, which includes a behind-the-scenes look in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse.
In conjunction with the dinner, the Alumni Association will also recognize its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and hold a benefit auction.