Laker Lines Survey
As our readers hopefully know by now, Laker Lines is currently published online on the Laker Newsroom website, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. (Past issues are also archived on this website.) Faculty, staff and students receive an email notification whenever a new Laker Lines post is made.
The Office of University Relations is currently surveying the campus about the online Laker Lines; regarding its new format, its new “look,” and the email notification to readers concerning new posts.
Please take a couple of minutes to answer the brief survey at https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bkppkvewbKlcbwo
so University Relations can continue to improve its communications services to the campus.
-- John Shiffert, director of University Relations
Clayton State University Health Services Health Fair Mar. 21
UHS’ “Reinventing the Wheel” Safe Driving Health Fair will be held on
Wednesday, Mar. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the James M. Baker University Center.
Come out and have fun getting all the ends and outs about driving…
- driving simulators
- information and more
A blood mobile will also be present…
you can save someone’s life!
The Coffee House, Mar. 21
Calling all Clayton State students… come join the NAACP for the very first Coffee House, Wednesday, Mar. 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the SAC ballroom.
Students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents through spoken word, poetry, music, etc. Courageous students are encouraged to enter in the Coffee House Competition. Audience members will be the judge of first, second and third place winners (with monetary rewards). All performers are required to send their contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon, “Women Together and Encouraging Advancement,” Mar. 22
The Second Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon creates an opportunity for students, faculty and staff at Clayton State to connect and establish meaningful relationships; celebrate the history of women and their impact on society; and recognize Clayton State administrators that have positively influence the lives of students.
Jacquie Hood-Martin, an educator and leadership expert will serve as our keynote speaker for this event. Hood-Martin is from Washington, D.C., and is the wife of Roland M. Martin, senior political analyst at CNN and the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
The following Clayton State faculty and staff were nominated by students as having a positive influence on their lives and being instrumental in their success at the University: Dr. Maria Bullen, Accounting and Business Law; Mary Hudacheck Buswell, Mathematics Department; Willette Capers, Department of Housing and Residence Life; Dr. Elicia Collins, School of Nursing; Dr. Benie Colvin, Department of English; Han Dong, School of Nursing; Dr. Erica Dotson, College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Catherine Deering, Department of Psychology; Dr. Khedija Gadhoum, Department of Humanities; Rondee Gaines, Department of Visual and Performing Arts; Dr. J. Yvette Gardner, Department of Natural Sciences; Kathy Garrison, Center for Academic Success; Dr. Barbara Goodman, Department of English; Dr. Victoria Foster, School of Nursing; Nancy Franco, College of Information and Mathematics; Dr. Gwendolyn Harold, Department of English; Dr. Angelyn Hayes, Career Services; Keokuk Knight, College of Arts and Sciences; Naomi Latini, Department of Social Sciences; Celena Miller, Orientation and New Student Programs; Dr. Kelli Nipper, Mathematics Department; Dr. Michiko Otaki, Department of Visual and Performing Arts; Lakiesa Cantey-Rawlinson, Department of Campus Life; Hina Rehmani, Center for Academic Success; Dr. Mari Roberts, Department of Teacher Education; Rhonda Savain, School of Nursing; Dr. Christine Smith, Counseling and Psychological Services; Dr. Patricia Smith, Department of English; Lashay Taylor, Career Services; Dr. Margaret Thompson, Department of Management; Dr. Deborah Carr-Warren, School of Nursing; Jennifer Welch, Department of Campus Life; Dr. Rhonda Williams, Department of Psychology; and Dr. Karen Young, Department of Social Sciences.
On last year, Dr. Khedija Gadhoum from the Department of Humanities received the most nominations and was given special recognition.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Campus Life, Department of Housing and Residence Life, Diversity Education Experiences for Peers Educators and Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
SBDC to Host “Starting a Business” Workshop at Clayton State – Fayette, Mar. 22
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting a “Starting a Business” workshop, a comprehensive workshop on important decisions you make prior to opening a business, at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site.
“Starting a Business” will be held on Thursday, Mar. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Clayton State – Fayette, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, in Peachtree City.
“If you are considering starting a business, this workshop is a crucial first step,” says SBDC Director Alisa Kirk.
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. To register, go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx? page_name=view_cart&addproduct=111024
CSTV Student Film Fest, Mar. 23
Come to Clayton State Television’s first Student Film Festival, “Lochfest” and see the talent that is in your own back yard, Friday Mar. 23, in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Lochfest 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. Admission to the film festival is free to all Clayton State students with student ID. Admission is $3 for non-students.
NARA to Hold Workshop on 1940 Census, Mar. 24
The 1940 Census will be opened on Apr. 2, 2012, at 9 a.m. While statistics related to each census are released soon after the census is taken, the list of people who were enumerated is closed for 72 years for privacy restrictions.
The 1940 Census will be available free via NARA’s website, www.archives
. Users may access it from their personal computers at all hours and by using computers in libraries and other institutions.
However, it is not keyword searchable. Use of an enumeration district (ED) number is essential.
The National Archives at Atlanta will hold a workshop on the 1940 Census on Saturday, Mar. 24, 2012, at 10 a.m., to address questions asked on the census, how it’s different from past censuses, and how to obtain ED numbers.
The workshop is in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Friends of the National Archives, Southeast Region. There will be a brief business meeting and then the workshop will begin.
Registration is not required, and there is no charge for the event. For more information contact Mary Evelyn Tomlin at email@example.com
or at (770) 968-2555.
Free Tax Assistance Returns at Clayton State, Mar. 24
Accounting students from the College of Business at Clayton State University will be taking a brief spring break over the next couple of weekends (maybe to do their own taxes). However, they will once again be offering free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) on Saturday, Mar. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the College of Business Building. The final two VITA dates for 2012 will be Saturday, Mar. 24 and Saturday, Mar. 31.
Taxpayers will be assisted on a first come, first serve basis. If taxpayers have further questions they may call the VITA hotline at (678) 466-4527. Spanish translators are available, but must be scheduled in advance.
Clayton State – East Pathway Closing Moved to Next Week
With the weather forecast is calling for the possibility of rain on Wednesday (20 percent), Thursday (30 percent), and Friday (60 percent), the treatment of the pathway from Clayton State – East (for the application of the staining and lattice work) to the main campus had been postponed, as has the closure of the path.
The weather forecast looks better beginning on Sunday, therefore the closing has been rescheduled for Monday, Mar. 26 through Wednesday, Mar. 28. The path is scheduled to re-open on Thursday, Mar. 29.
If anyone has questions or concerns, please call Donald West at (678) 466-4203.
Hot Water Shut Off in the SAC, Mar. 30
The Student Activities Center will be closed on the morning of Friday, Mar. 30, to complete maintenance on the hot water lines in the building. The facility will open at noon on Mar. 30. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Benjamin Hopkins at BenjaminHopkins@Clayton.edu
. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
2012 Student Leadership and Involvement Awards Program Nomination Deadline, Mar. 30
The 2012 Student Leadership and Involvement Awards Program is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for Apr. 19.
Clayton State University student leaders and organizations make significant contributions to the campus environment and surrounding communities. The Student Leadership & Involvement Awards provides the Division of Student Affairs with an opportunity to recognize those outstanding students and organizations for their hard work and dedication.
The application packet is available for pick-up in the Department of Campus Life located in the Student Activities Center Administrative Suite 223. Applications can also be downloaded from the Campus Life website – www.clayton.edu/campus-life
The deadline for all nominations is Friday, Mar. 30.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, contact (678) 466-5433 or CampusLife@clayton.edu
Wallet Turned in to Public Safety
If you turned in a wallet on Tuesday, Mar. 20, between 6 p.m., and 6:30 p.m., please contact Public Safety at (678) 466-4050 or you may come back by the Public Safety office in the Student Center second floor.
Clayton State Dining Now Serving Starbucks
Clayton State Dining now offers Starbuck's Brewed Coffee, Tazo Tea and Gourmet Hot Chocolate at two locations on campus. "We Proudly Serve" is located at Sandella's at Laker Hall and The Loft Cafe at Clayton State — East. For a complete list of operating hours, visit the website: www.csudining.com
Education Speaker Series Discusses Bullying and “The Fat Boy Chronicles,” Mar. 26
Clayton State University’s Education Speaker Series, “Teaching in a Diverse World,” will continue on Monday, Mar. 26 by discussing a topic made even more relevant by the events yesterday at a high school outside of Cleveland, where a young man who had been subjected to school bullying shot five students, killing two.
Preventing Childhood Bullying: Viewing “The Fat Boy Chronicles,” will be the subject of a presentation on Mar. 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Auditorium of the main building of Clayton State – East, which is located on Trammell Road in Morrow, just east of the main Clayton State campus. Like all of the Education Speaker Series events, this presentation is free and open to the public.
Inspired by a true story, “The Fat Boy Chronicles” reveals the emotionally painful world obese teens experience in the face of a thin-obsessed society. A screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring author and former mathematics teacher, Michael Buchanan, along with actors, film makers, and children’s health advocates. Panelists will speak on the inspiration for the book and the issue of bullying in today’s classrooms. Also under discussion will be the craft of writing and the art of film making.
Clayton State to Host Spring Break Soccer Camp, Apr. 2 to Apr. 6
Need something for your children to do during the upcoming spring break? Do they love soccer? Then Clayton State University will be the place for you during that one-week hiatus from school.
The Clayton State Athletic Department will be hosting a Spring Break Soccer Camp at Laker Field on the Clayton State campus from Monday, Apr. 2 to Friday, Apr. 6. The camp will be run by Clayton State men’s head soccer coach Pete Petersen and women’s head coach Gareth O’Sullivan, and it’s for children and youth – boys and girls – ages six to 17. There is a choice between the full day camp and the half-day camp, with the full day camp costing $125 and half-day camp costing $65.
The full day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day, while the half-day camps go from 9 a.m. to noon.
Clayton State Theatre’s “I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change” Opens Apr. 12
It’s a musical! Clayton State University does it again! The talented Theatre majors will be exploring love and relationships and the cumbersome situations that befall many of us as we move toward marriage and managing the issues that plague us on a daily basis with its spring 2012 production, “I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change.”
The Clayton State Theatre invites you out on opening night, Thursday, Apr. 12, at 7:30 p.m., and to a scheduled talk back between the audience and the cast members immediately following the production.
Show dates continue on Friday Apr. 13 and Saturday, Apr. 14, and conclude on Thursday, Apr. 19 and Friday, Apr. 20, again at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free to all Clayton State students and only $5 for non-students! There will be a second talk back session on Thursday, Apr. 19 following the production.