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SBDC to Hold Starting Your Business Workshop, June 18
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting Your Business Workshop” on Tuesday, June 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in room 139 of the Natural and Behavioral Sciences Building.
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, individuals who are interested in making this particular dream real should go to: https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=122527&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=82e27b5b-bda0-466c-9f4d-fed7232e1b37
Butterfly Garden Dedication, May 31
The Clayton State Retirees Association (CSRA) will dedicate the Butterfly Garden to the University on Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m.
President Hynes, members of the Facilities Management staff, and CSRA retirees will be present for the dedication, to be held between the Baker Center and Swan Lake. Interested faculty and staff are welcome to attend. A bronze plaque will be placed in the garden during a brief dedication ceremony.
Call for Presenters: Freshman Premiere II Orientation, Deadline Extended to May 31
The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs is looking for faculty, staff, and student organizations to present during our Freshman Premiere II extended orientation program.
Freshman Premiere II is part two of the freshman students’ orientation program. During this time the freshman students participate in move-in at Laker Hall, New Student Convocation, and A Party for Good. This year’s program will allow for freshman students who participated in Freshman Premiere I during the summer to experience workshops that provide information that will assist them in their transition from high school to Clayton State.
For directions on how to submit a program proposals to present during Freshman Premiere II visit http://www.clayton.edu/orientation/home or contact the Office of Orientation & New Student Programs at (678) 466-5443. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, May 31.
SBDC Offering "Understanding Workplace Contracts" Class, June 14
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), partnering with the College of Business at Clayton State, will be offering an “Understanding Workplace Contracts” class on Friday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, in room T152 of the College of Business.
The class will be taught by Clayton State Business Law Professor Dr. Judith Ogden.
This program, designed to guide small businesses through the maze of contract concerns, will address many contract related issues; such as whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee, whether you created a contract by writing a handbook or company policy, and whether employees should be made to sign non-compete or confidentiality agreements.
The registration fee is $69, although current Clayton State MBA students receive a $20 discount. Contact Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100 for the discount code.
To register, go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=127537&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=4b6170c8-42c2-43c6-b171-7427e9f7fbbf.
RESET 2013, June 17
Greetings student leaders! It is time for our annual RESET 2013 Retreat for Recognized Student Organizations.
Campus Life, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Clayton State Community is excited to welcome the 2013/14 academic year and are prepared to ensure that our student organizations are ready to lead the charge in achieving the many goals of the University’s Strategic Plan, such as creating an outstanding educational experience that simulates intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and innovation and fostering learning that engages students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater community.
In order to do so, ALL recognized student organizations are required to attend RESET 2013, scheduled for Monday, June 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. Each recognized student organization is required to send either the president or vice president of their organization to attend RESET 2013. This year, student organizations are permitted to send one other representative to accompany the president or vice president, although the a second representative is optional.
Student Organizations must RSVP by sending the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 7:
• Name of organization
• Name of representative(s) and position
• Representatives’ contact email address
The RSVP will be reviewed and a confirmation will be sent to the registered representative(s). Organizations that fail to send the appropriate representative to RESET 2013 will not be permitted to register the student organization until completion of the RESET Registration Workshop for 2013/14 (the next available RESET will be held the third week of August).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the one, the only, Atawanna Royal at AtawannaRoyal@clayton.edu, prior to the June 7 deadline.
Showcase Your Organization at Orientation
Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase or expand your organization? Well, look no further. The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs would like to provide an opportunity for your organization to be a part of the Orientation process. With us, all you have to do is complete the online information link and register for the dates and times that your organization would like to participate in our New Student Orientations.
Online Information link: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cU4o1UhQZQMNvGR
Volunteers Needed for Orientation
The Laker Orientation Leaders are asking for your help!
As we continue to get closer to our Orientation sessions, we are asking that you, the students of Clayton State University, volunteer as an Orienteer.
I bet you are asking yourself, “what is an Orienteer?” and “how do I become one?”
An Orienteer is a student from Clayton State who volunteers to help out our Orientation Leaders during our Orientation Sessions. All you have to do is complete the online information link to register.
As an Orienteer, you will receive:
•An interaction with new, incoming students
•Interactions with Clayton State administration
•Volunteer hours for other organizations
Orienteer positions are selected on a first come, first serve basis. Please don’t miss out on such a great opportunity to get acclimated with Orientation and our new students!
Online Information link:
For more information on Orientation opportunities, contact Tevin Smith at email@example.com, or call (678) 466-5502.
Clayton State Athletics Readies for Kickoff of Summer Camps
In less than a month, the Clayton State Department of Athletics will kick-off its 2013 Summer athletic camp schedule.
The first series of camps will begin the week of June 3-7 and all camps are held on the campus of Clayton State University. The department offers athletic camps for boys and girls in the following sports: soccer, basketball, tennis and speed development.
The week-long camps are offered to youth ages six-to-17 years-old and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half-day camps are also available either in the morning or in the afternoon. Campers may also choose to combine two different half-day camps if they wish.
Cost of the full-day camp is $125 and for a half-day is $65. To register online or print out a registration form, please visit Clayton State Athletics Summer Camps.
Clayton State’s athletic camps are designed to provide the highest quality instruction in a safe, fun, and socially-enriching environment, and to help campers’ dreams be made real. The primary goal is for all campers to enjoy themselves while also learning and improving their skills.
Daily activities are led by Clayton State head coaches and focus on character building aspects of each individual sport, including self-esteem, discipline and responsibility. The camps combine small group instruction as well as game play to ensure development of fundamental skills and game knowledge.
For more information, contact the Clayton State Athletic Department at (678) 466-4678.
Openings Still Available for Spivey Hall’s Fifth Annual Summer Music Camp
Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall has a handful of spots remaining for this year’s Summer Music Camp… a rare opportunity for young singers to make their dreams real and perform on the stage of the world-famous Spivey Hall.
The camp will run from Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., each day. Registration is now open and the deadline to register is Monday, June 3.
Spivey Hall’s Summer Music Camp is designed for both boys and girls who will be in fourth to seventh grade in the 2013/2014 school year. Participation is not limited to previous choral experience; however, students need to be able to sing on pitch (in tune) before camp begins. Teacher recommendations are required.
Students will receive a comprehensive music experience while working with music specialists Craig Hurley and Marcena Kinney, and will feature choral singing, guitar instruction, class piano, playing Orff instruments and tone chimes, folk dancing, and performing in Spivey Hall. Summer Music Camp will be located at Spivey Hall, on the campus of Clayton State. Some activities will take place in the Music Education Building. All participants will check in and out from Spivey Hall each day of camp.
The cost to attend Summer Music Camp is $150 per student, due in full before the registration deadline of Monday, June 3. New members of the Spivey Hall Young Artists program can register for a reduced rate of $125. Discounts are available for families registering multiple students. A late registration fee of $175 per student will be accepted after June 3 on a space-available basis. Checks may be made payable to Clayton State University and mailed to Spivey Hall with the registration form, payment form, waiver, and music teacher’s recommendation. Visit www.spiveyhall.org/education, or email EducationManager@SpiveyHall.org, or call (678) 466-4481 for complete registration information.
STD Screening Results Available
If you recently participated in the free STD screening hosted by University Health Services, the results are in and you can stop any time during business hours to pick up your results.
New from The Loch Shop
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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.