Tomorrow is College Colors Day at Clayton State
All Clayton State University students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, parents and friends are urged to break out their blue and orange outfits on Friday, Aug. 31 to show their support for the Lakers men’s soccer team on “College Colors Day.”
Although it’s not unusual for Clayton State faculty and staff to wear Laker Blue and Georgia Clay on Fridays, College Colors Day takes this tradition to another level, and encourages all Clayton Staters to take part. College Colors Day typically coincides with the kick-off of the intercollegiate athletic season, and seeks to celebrate and promote the traditions and spirit that make the college traditions great by encouraging fans, alumni and students to wear apparel of their favorite college throughout the day on Friday, Aug. 31.
The Lakers will be opening their 2012 season with The Loch Shop Soccer Classic on Aug. 31, taking on the Pfeiffer University Falcons in the seventh annual version of this shootout, in a 7:30 p.m. game at Laker Field. The Lakers defeated Pfeiffer, 1-0, on a goal by Ryan Pugh in last year’s sixth annual version of the season-opening event.
Any individuals who bleed blue and orange, but who don’t have the appropriate gear, are naturally urged to stop by the shootout’s name sponsor, The Loch Shop, located on the first floor of the Clayton State Student Center, to pick up the appropriately-themed apparel, featuring, also naturally enough, the Clayton State mascot and logo, Loch. The Loch Shop will also be setting up its Popup Spirit Shop at the game, and will be giving away Loch Shop “Passport to Savings” t-shirts with $25 purchase of regularly-priced merchandise on Friday.
September Service Learning Series to Discuss Affordable Housing, Sept. 5
For the month of September, the Service Learning Series sponsored by the Clayton State University Department of Campus Life will focus on affordable housing.
Dr. Nikki Finlay, associate professor of Economics at Clayton State, and Lindsey Sanders, development coordinator at The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH), will facilitate a discussion about affordable housing and factors that impact an individual’s ability to afford housing. The session will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at noon in room 268 of the James M. Baker University Center. All students, faculty, staff and the public who are interested in discussing and learning more about affordable housing are welcome to come and participate in this open discussion.
Then, on Saturday, Sept. 8, Clayton State students will be volunteering at The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity. The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is a locally managed, locally funded, grass-roots housing ministry serving low-income families of metro Atlanta. They build simple, decent and affordable houses in Georgia's Clayton, Fayette and Henry Counties.
WTC Atlanta Invites you to Attend Macedonia – The Land of Opportunities, Sept. 5
John Parkerson, director of the Office of International Programs at Clayton State, is hosting the Prime Minister of Macedonia and high-level Macedonian trade and investment officials, and making the welcoming remarks, at a program at World Trace Center (WTC) Atlanta on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Any Clayton State students, faculty or staff who are interested in attending should contact Parkerson, who is also president of WTC Atlanta for further information.
Women’s Club Volleyball Tryouts, Sept. 5 to Sept. 7
Women’s Club Volleyball Tryouts, in the gym of the Student Activities Center, will involve hitting drills, passing drills, and conditioning in preparation for the upcoming club season.
Sept. 5 – noon – 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sept. 6 – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sept. 7 – noon – 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
X Factor Outdoor Yogalates, Starting Sept. 6
The Department of Recreation & Wellness’ X Factor Outdoor Yogalates classes will be held every Thursday from Sept. 6 through Sept. 27 (rain date is Oct. 4) from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., on the Laker Hall Green (in front of the Laker Hall sign).
Outdoor Yogalates is a four week session that will help you relax and tone up using bodyweight exercises and deep breathing/stretching techniques. For more information, contact Lisa Williamson at (678) 466-4975 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference Proposals Due, Sept. 7
The Fourth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. The conference is a dynamic and interactive development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally-complex society. The 2012 theme is “Building Community Through Diversity” and Judge Glenda Hatchett will serve as our keynote presenter.
This conference is FREE for Clayton State students and $20 for faculty and staff. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and conference gift. Register at http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference by Friday, Sept. 28.
If you are interested in presenting at the Diversity and Multicultural Conference, please visit http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference
for more information. Presenting at the Conference is an excellent way to showcase your leadership skills and expand your presentation portfolio. Conference proposals are due by Friday, Sept. 7.
For more information regarding the Diversity and Multicultural Conference, contact Lakiesa Rawlinson at email@example.com or (678) 466-5433.
SBDC Schedules Next "Starting a Business" Workshop, Sept. 11
The next installment of the Clayton State Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) popular “Starting a Business” workshop will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at Clayton State – East, 5823 Trammell Road, Morrow.
If you are considering starting a business, this workshop is a crucial first step.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” are provided as part of the $69 registration fee.
To register, go to:
Current Clayton State students and staff receive a 50 percent discount if they contact SBDC’s Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 for the discount code.
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.
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.
Dr. Alexander Hall Named Winner of the Fourth Annual Gene Hatfield Scholar of the Year Award
Clayton State University Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr. Alexander Hall has been named the fourth annual winner of the College of Arts & Sciences’ Gene Hatfield Scholar of the Year Award.
The Arts & Sciences Scholar of the Year award is made possible by, and is named after, Dr. Eugene Hatfield, long-time (1976–2008) history professor at Clayton State. Preceding Hall as recipients of the Hatfield award are Dr. Brigitte Byrd (2009), Dr. E. Joe Johnson (2010) and Dr. Jonathan Lyon (2011).
In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Clayton State, Hall also serves as assistant director of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics, and as the Managing Editor of its Proceedings
. In 2011, Hall co-edited the first nine volumes of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics Proceedings
, which were published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. He has also been one of the organizers of the Southeast Philosophy Conference, which annually brings a variety of national and international speakers to the Clayton State campus.
SGA Applications are now Available for the 2012-2013 Term
The Student Government Association (SGA) is made up of elected student representatives who work in an advisory capacity to the Division of Student Affairs and other administrative units to formulate legislation, actions, and policies that positively impact the student population of Clayton State University.
The basic function of the SGA is to provide for the general welfare of the student body by providing a means of student input and opinion in the organization and operation of student affairs. The SGA shall work to facilitate communication between the students, faculty, and administration.
The following positions will be on the election ballot:
The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 31, by 5 p.m. Completed applications should be submitted to the Student Activities Center, Department of Campus Life, Suite 223- ATTN: Natasha Hutson, SGA Advisor.
Please note: All candidates must attend the Candidate Meeting on Friday, Sept. 7, to remain eligible for election.
Outdoor Adventure at Tybee Island
Join Outdoor Adventure on a surfing trip to Tybee Island. Learn the basics of surfing and enjoy the Georgia Coast. Surfing equipment is provided.
Destination: Tybee Island, Ga.
Dates: Saturday – Sept. 15-16
Pre-trip meeting/Registration Deadline: Friday, September 7, 2012
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy a Meal Plan, Get an Additional Meal Free, Aug. 30, Aug. 31
It’s back by popular demand! Purchase any meal plan and get an additional meal for FREE! That’s right… purchase a Starter Plan and get six meals instead of five, or purchase the 25+ plan and get 26 meals.
Offer available Thursday, Aug. 30 and Friday, Aug. 31. Limit of two free additional meals during the promotion period. Purchase meal plans in the LakerCard Center with cash or credit/debit.
Late Night Study Locations
Operation Study is pleased to announce the following late night study locations for the fall semester…
Natural & Behavioral Sciences (NBS) and Lecture Hall
Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Hours During Labor Day Break
- Monday-Friday: open until 2 a.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: open noon until 2 a.m.
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center will have modified hours during the Labor Day break. Updated hours are available at Loch Shop hours
and LakerCard hours
Dining Services Hours During Labor Day Break
Dining Service units will have the following modified hours during the Labor Day break (Aug. 31 to Sept. 4):
- Lakeside Dining Hall
: Closes Friday at 2 p.m.; re-opens for dinner Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
: Closed Friday to Monday; re-opens Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
- Jazzman’s, Pizza Hut, Subconnection
: Locations close Friday at 3 p.m.; Jazzman’s and Pizza Hut re-open Tuesday at 8 a.m. Subconnection opens Tuesday at 11 a.m.
College of Business Major Mentor Program
The College of Business (COB) is in the process of embarking a new career development focus program called the COB Major Mentor Program. This program will provide a sense of direction and assist pre-business students with a better choice in selecting a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) major that is suitable to their need.
The COB Major Mentor program is designed to aid existing, new, and transfer students with adjusting to Clayton State University by pairing these students with an upper classman in the College of Business BBA program who serves as a mentor throughout the semester. The mentors will participate in supporting the diverse culture of students at Clayton State University by providing resources and one-on-one meetings to assist in social, personal, and academic exploration.
The College of Business has five BBA majors in our program and each BBA major has a specific mentor designated to the program. The BBA majors are as follows:
Supply Chain Management
If you are interested in participating in this program, please feel free to send an email to COBMajorMentor@mail.clayton.edu
. Presently, the coordinator for this program is Sherwin E. James, M.Ed.
Graduation Applications Due by Sept. 15
Are you planning on graduating in May 2013? Graduation Applications for spring 2013 are due in the Registrar’s Office — STC 239 — by Sept. 15, 2012.
Since Sept. 15 falls on a weekend this year, we will accept applications on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.
Turn your complete and correctly filled out graduation application along with your $35 application fee as soon as possible. Please don’t wait until the last minute!
Clayton State University Health Services to Hold Awareness Fair, Oct. 25
Clayton State University’s University Health Services will have a fun-filled Awareness Fair for Clayton State students, faculty and staff on Thursday Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, outside both main entrances to the Baker Center, and at Laker Hall.
According to Dr. Julia Spinolo, UHS director, the theme for this year is, “Life’s A Roller Coaster… Have a Safe Ride.” The Awareness Fair will be filled with lots of fun, games, activities, give-a-ways, and life-long knowledge opportunities.
“We will have a special guest speaker that everyone will want to make sure they take time out to come and hear... details coming soon!” says Spinolo.
Get Your “I Got Mine @ the Loch Shop” T-shirts AND a 10 Percent Discount
Any student, faculty or staff person who wears their “I Got Mine” t-shirt in the Loch Shop throughout the fall semester will get a 10 percent discount on all of their purchases that day, excluding Textbooks and Technology items.
All you need to do to receive the 10 percent off is have your shirt on when you come in The Loch Shop to make your purchase.
Loch Fest Film Festival
Clayton State University is proud to announce its second film festival.
Loch Fest is an Atlanta student film festival created by Clayton State University where student and professional work is showcased. This film festival will give student films more exposure in the Atlanta community. It also allows professionals to showcase their work and speak about their views of film as an art and a business.
This film festival is open to all universities in the state as well as members of the community. The submission fee is FREE to all Clayton State students. The submission fee for all faculty and staff is $5 until Sept. 14, and then $15 from Sept. 15 to Oct. 19. The deadline to submit a film is Oct. 19.
This year’s film festival is sponsored by Clayton State University’s Department of Campus Life and Clayton State Television (CSTV). The website for the festival is http://cstvnow.com/lochfest
. The website has all the information about submission and accepted formats for films.
Contact Jennifer DeMond, Student Media Advisor for more information. By phone: (678) 466-5427 or by email: email@example.com
Wellness Wednesdays in Forest Park
The Clayton County Board of Health (CCBOH) and Daffodil Pediatrics, 4905 Courtney Dr., Forest Park, are teaming up to offer Wellness Wednesdays. These free health workshops are open to the community and will focus on a variety of family health topics, including: breastfeeding; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); child safety; diabetes, and stress management.
The classes are scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Daffodil Pediatrics on the following days:
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Refreshments, fun, door prizes, and helpful information will be offered to participants free of charge. For more information, contact Twanna Nelson at (678) 610-7298 or Cheryl Riley at (678) 610-7343.