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Clayton State Theatre and Division of Music to Hold First-Ever General Auditions, Apr. 18 It’s an opportunity for all Clayton State students who are would-be thespians and musicians… a chance to audition for the Clayton State Division of Music and the Clayton State Theatre’s fall 2013 and spring 2014 productions. On Apr. 15, the Division of Music and the Clayton State Theatre will hold general auditions for their upcoming shows. Yes, auditions open to all Clayton State students, not just Theatre and Music majors. The general auditions for the upcoming productions in the Theatre Program and the Division of Music in the Visual & Performing Arts Department, will be held on Monday, Apr. 15, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Harry S. Downs Center Atrium and room 101. The media is welcome to cover the auditions, which will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. “General auditions will give us an opportunity to see all the wonderful talent across campus. Talk about dreams made real,” says Clayton State Theatre Director Shontelle Thrash. The auditions will be for the following productions… The fall 2013 theatre program: 10 Minute Play Festival -- this will consist of a number of 10 minute vignettes where actors may play more than one role. Music: OPERAtion ENSEMBLE, an exploration of ensemble scenes from four centuries of the opera repertoire. The spring 2014 theatre program: Illusion by Tony Kushner. Music: The Boys from Syracuse, a 1938 Broadway musical hit by Rodgers and Hart based on Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors. The auditions will consist of monologues, singing and dancing (depending on the individual’s area of interest.) For more information, contact Thrash at email@example.com, or Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, director of Vocal Studies & Opera, Coordinator of Division of Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 2013 Student Leadership and Involvement Awards Program, Apr. 18 Please mark your calendars for Thursday, Apr. 18! Join us as we announce the award recipients at the 2013 Student Leadership and Involvement Awards Program, Thursday, Apr. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. Clayton State University student leaders and organizations make significant contributions to the campus environment and surrounding communities. The Student Leadership and Involvement Awards Program provides the Division of Student Affairs with an opportunity to recognize those outstanding students and organizations for their hard work and dedication. Please RSVP your attendance to this event by Friday, Apr. 12 as space is limited. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance to StudentLeadership@clayton.edu. Each confirmed attendee will receive a confirmation email. Please include the following information with each RSVP: Name Email Laker ID Number (Everyone will be required to show Laker ID card for entry) Student Organization or Department Please contact the Department of Campus Life should you have questions or concerns regarding the program at StudentLeadership@clayton.edu. Women’s Forum Luncheon R.S.V.P. Deadline Extended 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. The R.S.V.P. deadline for the Women’s Forum Luncheon has been extended to today, Wednesday, Apr. 10. Please R.S.V.P. 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. Outdoor Adventure – Upcoming Trip Backpacking – Three Spots Left! Thick hardwood forests, sunny rock outcrops, hidden waterfalls, and the southern edge of the Appalachians make Talladega National Forest prime country for hikers, bobcats, turkeys, and deer. Join Outdoor Adventure on this backpacking trip that offers something for both beginner and experienced backpackers. All backpacking and camping gear is provided. Destination: Talladega National Forest, Ala. Date: Saturday-Sunday, Apr. 20-21 Cost: Students $30/$50 Employees/$65 non-affiliates Limit: eight Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Apr. 16 For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org. CYGNET to Hold Annual Launch Party, Apr. 24 CYGNET, Clayton State University’s literary and arts magazine, will hold its annual launch party on Wednesday, Apr. 24, starting at 2:10 p.m. in room L-200 of the Clayton State Library. According to Dr. Brigitte Byrd, faculty advisor for CYGNET, contributors to literary submissions to the 2013 edition are invited to read briefly from their work. In addition, CYGNET will project the issue’s art works during the event. Nontraditional Student Organization Finals Study Session, Apr. 27 The Nontraditional Student Organization is hosting a finals study session on Saturday, Apr. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come study individually, with a tutor, 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. You will study, meet new people and have fun at the same time! Please contact Deidre Harrell, Nontraditional Student Organization president, at email@example.com if you plan to attend. Also, please inform us via email if you would you like to donate a snack item for the session. Rosalynn Gresham’s Fundraising Website As a follow-up to last week’s Transplant Awareness Event, Laker Lines and Dr. Sarah Stein would like to remind the campus of student Rosalynn Gresham’s fundraising website – part of her efforts to obtain a kidney transplant. Her direct site information is at http://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/pth1/newlifenewbeginnings. Or, you just go to www.givefoward.com and then in the "find fundraiser" section type in New Life New Beginnings. Clayton State University Students Help End Veteran Homelessness “YOU can help END Veteran Homelessness TODAY!” That is what the Transition House brochure says and that is what Diana Peters and the Clayton State University Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO) are endeavoring to do by sponsoring a donation drive for this local homeless veteran residential program. Peters, a Clayton State senior and NTSO member, is interning at Transition House, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization “dedicated to assisting homeless veterans, men and women alike, transform their lives to become whole and self-sufficient again.” A staunch advocate for military members on and off campus, she wanted to do a project during her internship that would have an impact on the homeless veteran community while allowing the Clayton State University campus and local community to participate as well. Peters turned to her fellow NTSO members and the donation drive for the resident veterans of Transition House was established. Transition House provides homeless veterans, who come through a referral program, with a safe place to live while they work on getting their lives back on track. Transition House currently provides case management services for approximately 80 veterans every day. The veterans are typically from the Vietnam-era, Persian Gulf-era, and now the OEF/OIF-era conflicts. Many of the residents have found themselves at Transition House because of service-related issues that have prevented them from holding down jobs or maintaining relationships with family and friends. Transition House allows the veterans to stay in the residential program for up to a year, upon which time they transition into independent living housing or reunite with their families. One of the ways Transition House helps the homeless veteran transform their lives begins at intake when they are transported to a residential home where they will be staying. When the veterans come into the program, they often have nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Transition House provides them with a travel bag containing items immediately needed. The “First Night Home” bag contains personal hygiene products, sheets, blankets, pillows, bath towels, laundry detergent, etc. Transition House relies on donations from the community to prepare these bags. Diana felt this would be a great starting place to generate community support and recognition for this worthy organization. How can YOU help transform lives and END veteran homelessness? On the Clayton State University campus, there are cardboard boxes scattered around the campus in various buildings (A&S, UC, etc.) with signs that say “Cardboard Boxes: Made for Shipping NOT Sleeping.” You can bring in your donations and drop them in the boxes OR you can drop them by the Veterans Resource Center located on the first floor of the Student Center next to the Loch Shop between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you are unable to come to the campus to drop off items or would like additional information about this project, contact Peters at (404) 606-8837. For further information about Transition House or to make a financial donation to this organization, please visit their website at www.transition-house.org. Suggestions items for donation: large travel bags, bath towel/wash cloth, Twin Sheet sets w/pillow case, twin-size blankets, pillows, toilet paper, laundry detergent, and hygiene products (razors, shaving cream, bath soap, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush/paste, mouthwash, combs/brushes, and feminine hygiene products.
Choose to Reuse Discount Pizza Hut Express, Subconnection and Sandellas will feature a 35 cent discount from Monday, Apr. through Friday, Apr. 19 on fountain beverages up to 32 oz. for anyone using a travel mug. (Just don’t tell New York Mayor Bloomberg…) Grounds for Growth Help your garden and compost pile with recycled coffee grounds. Pick up your free recycled grounds at Jazzman’s Café Monday, Apr. 15 through Friday, Apr. 19, while supplies last. Clean Up & Green Up, Apr. 19 Join the Clayton Stat Green Team on Friday, Apr. 19 during their annual campus clean-up event. Meet in front of the Lakeside Dining Hall at 11 a.m. to pick up your bag and gloves. Then meet at the SAC Green between noon and 3 p.m. to participate on Go Green activities while enjoying free food, refreshments, and a DJ. Recycle Art Contest Participants are encouraged to express their artistic ability using recyclable materials to create art, which must be submitted at the Lakeside Dining Hall on Friday, Apr. 19, where they will be on display through Apr. 26. Contestant rules and forms are available at www.csudining.com/events.html. Winners will be announced, Monday, Apr. 22. PB&J Day, Apr. 22 By choosing to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead of a meat-based meal, you can reduce your carbon footprint and slow global warming. Monday, Apr. 22 in PB&J Day at Lakeside Dining Hall, enjoy the PB&J Bar and learn how you can save greenhouse gases, land and water. Go Green Pledge, Apr. 15 Pledge to run off the lights and unplug electronics on Main Street in the Baker Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vintage Tuesday, Apr. 16 Wear your vintage outfit all day and come to Main Street in the Baker Center at 1 p.m. for judging of the best vintage outfit. (Platform shoes or bellbottoms over 12 inches high or wide are strictly verboten!) Service Cinema, Apr. 17 Watch “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Laker Hall Multipurpose Room, and discuss methods to otherwise save the planet. Design Your Own Recyclable Shopping Bag, Apr. 18 Design Your Own Recyclable Shopping Bag, on the Quad, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 18. Recycling Day Party, Apr. 19 Party on the SAC Green from noon to 3 p.m., and learn more about going green. Service Project, Apr. 20 Service projects will be at the Atlanta Beltline or the City of Forest Park, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 20. Meet in the SAC parking lot.
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. 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. The Clayton State Theatre’s Spring 2013 Production, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Apr. 11, Apr. 12, 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, 12, 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.” 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. The program will be 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.
Loch Shop to Stock Limited Edition Elite 8 & Peach Belt Champion T-Shirts 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Erin Nagel at email@example.com 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. 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). 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! 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, Ste. 115 (next to the Loch Shop). For more information, contact Tina Lake at 678-466-5528 or TinaLake@mail.clayton.edu. 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. Karen Weaver, Apr. 21 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. A memorial service will be held in room CE 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center on the campus of Clayton State University on Sunday, Apr. 21 at 4 p.m. Her remains will be donated to medical research, therefore the Celebration at the School of Nursing will be the only official service for her. 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 (2 p.m.) 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.