“Macbeth” Opens Tomorrow Night at the Clayton State Theatre
On Thursday, Nov. 8, “
Macbeth” marches on to the Clayton State Theater stage for five drama-filled evenings. The curtain rises in the Clayton State Theatre, room G132 of the Arts & Sciences Building, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free with Laker ID for Clayton State students, faculty and staff members. General admission is $5 for non-students.
“Macbeth” is directed by Patricia Henritze, Clayton State assistant professor of Theater, says “Macbeth” is just as relevant today as it was in Shakespeare’s time, and her student cast make the performance one well worth attending.
“It’s all about unleashed ambition and what happens when you only value power and money,” she says. “Macbeth goes from a guy with everything -- love, family and friends -- to a violent guy with no one to turn to.
“The cast has done a great job giving the play a Shakespearean feel, while also being themselves. We’re not playing fake British people; we’re really relating the play to the here and now. “
“To perform Macbeth is almost a dream come true,” says junior theatre major Darius Booker, who plays the lead role. “Originally I wanted to be something ghostly, maybe one of the witches, representing an omen. To get Macbeth was unexpected, it was a great opportunity.
“I’ve been creating Macbeth with my own heart, in my own way.”
Henritze, whose 10-minute play “Destiny” premieres at the Short Plays Series of the EstroGenius Festival in New York this week, says that the Clayton State adaptation of “Macbeth” takes off right away.
“We’ve had a blast working on fights and movement – and the lights, set and costumes are really cool,” she adds.
Additional Clayton State Theatre performances of “Macbeth” will be on Friday, Nov. 9, Saturday, Nov. 10, Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 16. All performances in G132 of the Arts & Sciences Building will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Laker Nation Help the Nation
In wake of Hurricane Sandy, which has devastated the East Coast, Campus Events Council is calling for the “Laker Nation to help the Nation” by donating to the Red Cross who has been working around the clock to aid those affected by the storm.
Please visit the CEC table through Friday, Nov. 9, on Main Street in the Baker Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., or Atawanna Royal’s office, suite 210 in the Student Activities Center, and bring your pennies, dimes, dollars, etc…
Every donation will grant you the chance to win a Super CEC Prize Pack, as well as Moe’s Bucks from our neighborhood Moe’s Southwest Grill.
For more information, contact Royal at AtawannaRoyal@clayton.edu
Men’s Basketball vs. Baseline USA, Nov. 7
The Lakers men’s basketball team will play its annual exhibition game against Baseline USA on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Athletics & Fitness Center.
Freshman Registration Party, Nov. 8
The First Year Advising and Retention Center (affectionately known as "FYARC") will be holding a spring semester registration party for freshmen on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Laker Hall.
Freshmen should bring their laptops and information on the spring courses suggested by their advisors.
Register for spring classes, win prizes, enjoy snacks on Nov. 8 in Laker Hall with FYARC.
Late Night, Last Minute Articles Workshop, Nov. 8
The Clayton State Library is hosting a workshop to assist students with finding articles in Galileo. The Late Night, Last Minute Articles Workshop is applicable to any type of research paper or assignment.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Writers’ Studio, room 224 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
Confucian Ethics for the 21st Century – Clayton State’s Fifth Annual Philosophy in Society Talk, Nov. 8
An expert on the most famous ancient oriental philosopher will be speaking at Clayton State University on Thursday, Nov. 8, but the presentation will be one for the 21st
The Philosophy faculty of Clayton State is inviting faculty, staff, students and the general public to its Fifth Annual Philosophy in Society talk, Confucian Ethics for the 21st Century
, presented by Dr. Jon Herman of Georgia State University. Herman’s free presentation will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC327 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Herman is an affiliate faculty member with the Center for Asian Studies at Georgia State, an officer in the Society for the Study of Chinese Religion, and a member of the Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion with the American Academy of Religion. Herman is currently at work writing “Taoism for Dummies” and his areas of interest include Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Comparative Mysticism, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion, Religion and Popular Culture.
Clayton County Economic Development Strategic Plan – Public Forum, Nov. 8
For the past few months, a team from Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute has been guiding the development of Clayton County's first Strategic Economic Development plan in 12 years. Join Georgia Tech on Thursday, Nov. 8, to learn about the planning process, and share your thoughts on creating new jobs, new businesses, and new opportunities for Clayton County. Light refreshments will be provided.
The public forum will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Riverdale Town Center multi-purpose room, 7210 Church St., Riverdale.
For more information on this event, contact Jason Chernock, project manager, (404) 385-0829, Jason.email@example.com
. For venue information, call the city of Riverdale, (770) 997-8989, or go to http://www.riverdaleculture.com
Women’s Basketball Exhibition, Nov. 9
The Lakers will host NAIA power Southern Poly in an exhibition game on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Athletics & Fitness Center.
CEC Meeting, Nov. 9
The next CEC (Campus Events Council) meeting will be held on next Friday, Nov. 9, at 12:30 p.m. in room UC 272 of the James M. Baker University Center. Please be on time as we prepare to wrap up the semester with our final events and begin discussion on our spring 2013 events.
Clayton State Television to Host Second Annual Loch Fest Film Festival, Nov. 10
Clayton State Television (CSTV) will be hosting its Second Annual Loch Fest Film Festival on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Clayton State University Student Activities Center.
Loch Fest is an Atlanta student film festival, created by Clayton State, where student and professional work is showcased and dreams can be made real. Loch Fest gives student films more exposure in the Atlanta community and allows professionals to showcase their work and speak about their views of film as an art and a business. Sponsored by Clayton State’s Department of Campus Life and CSTV, the website for Loch Fest is http://cstvnow.com/lochfest
This year’s Loch Fest, which is free and open to the public, will include, in addition to the submitted films, family fun, food, games, music and giveaways.
Spring Registration is Now Open
Spring registration is now open based on the schedule below. Before you will be eligible to register, you must satisfy the requirements of all holds on your account. Please check your holds today! Register for classes this week in order to get the best schedule before our first orientation session for new students, which is this Friday.
||Hours earned prior to current semester
||1st Date to Register
||90 + hrs.
||November 5, 2012
||60- 89 hrs.
||November 6, 2012
||November 7, 2012
||November 8, 2012
|TAP & Senior Citizen Waivers
||January 3, 2013
Here are a few registration reminders...
ü You should be advised by an advisor in your major. All first-year students will be advised in the First-Year Advising & Retention Center. The name of your advisor is listed in the DUCK.
ü All professional academic advisors use an online scheduling system called AdvisorTrac to schedule advisement appointment https://tutoring.clayton.edu:8001/TracWeb40/Default.html
. You should contact faculty advisors directly to determine their availability for advising.
ü The spring class schedule is available at http://academicinfo.clayton.edu/schedule
ü For additional information and links to specific advising offices go to http://adminservices.clayton.edu/cas/advising.htm
Clayton State Department of Dental Hygiene Accreditation Site Visit, Nov. 13, Nov. 14
In accordance to the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation the Department of Dental Hygiene will participate in the accreditation site visit process, Tuesday, Nov. 13 and Wednesday, Nov. 14.
The primary focus of the self-study process is to assess the effectiveness of the educational program in meeting (1) the program’s stated goals and objectives and (2) the Commission’s Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs.
For the educational program, the self-study provides an opportunity to:
1. Clarify its objectives as they relate to:
a. Preparation of dental hygienists;
b. Expectations of the dental profession and the public in relation to the education of dental hygienists; and
c. The program’s general educational objectives.
2. Candidly and realistically assess its own strengths and weaknesses in light of its own stated objectives.
3. Internalize the process and engage in the kind of self-analysis essential to effective planning and change.
4. Provide the basis for a more informed and helpful site visit related to the real issues including the strengths and weaknesses of the program.*
(*Adapted and summarized from “Role and Importance of the Self-Study Process in Accreditation,” Richard M. Millard, President, Council of Postsecondary Accreditation (July 25-26, 1984)
The mission of the Clayton State Department of Dental Hygiene is to provide career relevant education in the discipline of dental hygiene and to support the lifelong learning goals of individuals aspiring to careers in the dental profession. In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program, the department also operates a public dental hygiene clinic in which Clayton State students provide preventive dental care for patients under the supervision of dental hygiene faculty members. The clinic is located in the lower level of the Student Center Building. Clinic appointments for dental hygiene treatment may be made in person or by calling (678) 466-4920.
Cross Country on the LakerZone
Clayton State sports fans another edition of the Department of Athletics' LakerZone
is now available for viewing. The LakerZone
is Clayton State's webcasting platform and features live webcasts of home Laker athletics contests along with features on players and interviews with coaches.
In this segment of the LakerZone,
head cross country coach Mike Mead and senior women’s cross country runner Paige Galvin reports on the team’s second place performance at the NCAA Division II Southeast Region on Saturday. The runner-up finish in the meet qualified the Lakers for their first NCAA Division II National Championship meet later this month.
To watch the video on YouTube, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rY4gz98hZ0&feature=youtu.be&hd=1
SAC Fitness Center Locker Rental Notice
For those patrons who are renting locker at the SAC Fitness Center, you have until Dec. 12, (8 p.m.) to clean out your locker. Any locks remaining after that date will be cut and the contents will be stored for 30 days. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity. All contents must be removed for the duration of winter break. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.
Locker renewals will be available Jan.2, 2013. Please renew early for best selection. For more information, please contact Brandon Marshall at BrandonMarshall@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-4976.
Complimentary Access to the New York Times Website Now Available
The New York Times has introduced a new benefit of the Clayton State University Readership Program: full, complimentary access to The New York Times website.*
Just visit www.nytimes.com/passes
on any Web-enabled device and follow the instructions. If you already have access to the New York Times you should log off before logging in with digital access.
Each time you claim a pass, you will have full digital access to The New York Times for 24 hours on your computer and smartphone (including the 2012 Election App –http://www.nytimes.com/services/mobile/index.html
) and five articles every day from the 1923 – 1986 archive (archive access will be unlimited for all other years). During the term, access will remain available over weekends and holidays.
Register using your CSU email address and select a password
You will be sent a verification email to confirm your email address and account
You will be logged in and can enter NYTimes.com
Log in using your CSU email address and PW
You will have access to NYTimes.com for 24 hours
*Does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps. NYTimes apps are not supported on all devices. You must have a valid e-mail address from a participating school. Additional restrictions may apply.
Applicants Invited for 2013 Georgia International Leadership Conference
Apply for one of six spots to attend the Georgia International Leadership Conference (GILC) this coming Jan. 18, 2013 to Jan. 20, 2013.
The two day, two night student conference brings together 200+ U.S. and international students from around the state for a fun, interactive, service and learning packed weekend. The program fee (including lodging, transportation, five meals and activities) is sponsored by Clayton State Division of Student Affairs and ISSO.
Deadline to apply: Friday, Nov. 30. To apply, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
/drop by UC Room 208 / or call (678) 466-5499.
Resident Assistant Recruitment Information Sessions
Ask questions, meet staff, and learn what being a Clayton State RA is all about. All sessions will be held in the Laker Hall Multipurpose Room. Candidates must attend one session to be eligible to apply.
Nov. 13, 7 p.m.
Nov. 16, noon
Nov. 28, 7 p.m.
Nov. 30, noon
Jan. 15, 7 p.m.
Jan. 18, noon
Jan. 23, 7 p.m.
Jan. 25, noon
Student Choice Awards Planning Committee
Student Media is looking for students to serve on the planning committees for the Student Choice Awards, which will be held during Homecoming week in February 2013.
We have a few positions open and invite you all to come to our next meeting for more information. Positions we currently have open: show director, assistant director, rehearsal coordinator, donations coordinator, pre-show assistant, pre-show technical director, presenter coordinator, scriptwriter, green room coordinator, and two technical assistants.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 12:30 p.m. in room UC327 of the James M. Baker University Center. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer DeMond at email@example.com
or (678) 466-5427.
The Loch Shop Fall Customer Service Survey, Open Until Nov. 19
The Loch Shop is always anxious to get feedback about our services from our campus community, and we are opening our annual Fall Customer Service Survey to all Clayton State faculty, staff, and students.
The Loch Shop will be giving a $50 Loch Shop gift card to three lucky respondents chosen at random from those who complete the survey and provide their contact information. Each person who completes the survey and provides a valid email address will be also sent an exclusive Loch Shop Friends & Family coupon good through the holiday season.
Go to: https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8jpdvq2wGnk8ftz
Due to the recent “issues” with Qualtrics, the survey will now stay open through Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.
Clayton State Dining Services Wants Your Feedback
Clayton State Dining Services will be conducting an online survey from Monday, Oct. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 7. Your feedback is important for improving our services to the University.
Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey. For every person who responds, Sodexo will donate $1 to the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation: http://www.sodexofoundation.org/
Clayton State Dining appreciates your time and your feedback. To begin the survey, click here: http://vcil.cc/sq53qez
Veterans Resource Center Plans Remembrance Day National Roll Call for Veterans Day, Nov. 12
Preparation for the upcoming Veterans Day celebration at Clayton State University is in progress. The official celebration will be on Monday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature the Clayton State Veterans Resource Center’s Second Annual Remembrance Day National Roll Call.
This year’s Roll Call will feature a change from 2011 in that the names of those currently serving as well as the names of the fallen will be read. Last year only the names of the fallen were read.
The Roll Call will be read in the Eugene Lawson Amphitheater on the Clayton State campus. There will also be opening ceremony comments and “minute of silence” comments. The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is free and open to the public. In case of rain, the entire event will be held in the Veterans Resource Center, located on the first floor of the Clayton State Student Center.
Mason Barfield Court Naming Ceremony, Opening of Basketball Season, Nov. 13
The naming ceremony for the Mason Barfield Court will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Athletics & Fitness Center.
The evening will begin with a women’s exhibition game against the Alumni at 5 p.m., followed by the naming ceremony at 7 p.m., and the men’s basketball team’s opening their regular season at 7:30 p.m. against Tennessee Temple.
Education Information Session, Nov. 13
The Department of Teacher Education will be a Middle Grade Education Information Session is Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room G-227 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
Clayton State University Jazz Combo Presents “Swinging for Tony,” Nov. 14
The Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the Clayton State University Jazz Combo in “Swinging for Tony” in Spivey Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This event – held in memory of former Jazz Combo member Tony Terrell – is free and open to the public.
The tribute concert will feature jazz classics from the libraries of Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, and Sonny Rollins, recent works by current artists/composers Kenny Garrett and Maurice Brown, and new arrangements by Clayton State University Jazz Combo director Stacey Houghton (Rex).
"I find it important to keep standard and well-loved melodies alive by giving them exciting, fresh treatments for today's audiences,” says Houghton. “These original tunes have stood the test of time, and they deserve to be preserved within the jazz tradition."
Performing in “Swinging for Tony” are the following talented musicians: Houghton, tenor saxophone; Josh Singleton (Conyers), trumpet; Brandon Patman (Decatur), tenor saxophone; Rodney Allen, Jr. (Atlanta), alto saxophone & piano; Kelly Jarrard (Stockbridge), guitar & vocal; Ryan Stegall (Jonesboro), bass; and Elliott Phillips (Hapeville), drums. Guest pianists include Marvin Pollock (Forest Park) and John Bennett (Decatur).
In addition to several new arrangements, the evening will also feature an original piece Houghton composed in memory of his friend and long-time fellow musician. Terrell passed away on Sept. 20. He played bass and trombone as a regular member of the Clayton State University Jazz Combo and the Clayton Community Big Band from 2003-2009.
SBDC Partnering with Borrego Springs Bank for Free Financing Workshop, Nov. 14
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with Borrego Springs Bank of Panama City, Fla., to hold a Free Financing Workshop & SBA Loan Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Clayton State University – East, 5823 Trammell Rd., Morrow.
This is a public event, and free to attend, but registration is required. The Expo will be held in classroom 120B at Clayton State – East, which holds just 40 people, so registrations are capped at 40. To register, go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=71b6a9a9-3adc-44cc-b98a-82a3ee22ed95&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=112375
This informative program is important for anyone considering starting a new business venture, or anyone who has the need for additional working capital for their existing business.
A Chance to Interact and Network with Clayton State Alumni, Nov. 15
The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs, in collaboration with the Laker Hall Council, will present “Life After: The Real World” Alumni Success and Leadership Panel on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the James M. Baker University Center, room 272.
This event will feature a panel of Clayton State alumni from various career fields such as education, business management, customer service, and information technology. Students will have the opportunity to gain advice from panelists on how to be successful while in college and how to apply leadership skills gained in college to real-world careers.
Immediately following the panel discussion, there will be a networking mixer; students are invited to continue their dialogue with panelists in a more one-on-one setting. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Darius Thomas, program assistant, at DariusThomas@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-5443.
Clayton State Professors, Students Featured in Next Visiting Writer’s Reading Series, Nov. 15
The next installment in the Clayton State University English Department’s popular Visiting Writer’s Reading Series (VWRS) will be staying close to home, as two Clayton State professors and Clayton State creative writing students will be sharing the podium on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Poet, VWRS series director, and Clayton State Associate Professor of English Dr. Brigitte Byrd will be joined by Clayton State Assistant Professor of English Dr. Robert Pfeiffer, and some of Clayton State’s creative writing students in the Clayton State Writer’s Studio, room G224 of the Arts & Sciences Building.
A native of France, where she was trained as a dancer, Byrd is the author of “Song of a Living Room” (Ahsahta, 2009), “The Dazzling Land” (Black Zinnias, 2008), and “Fence above the Sea” (Ahsahta, 2005). She is also an editorial reviewer for Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies
. Pfeiffer attended Wake Forest University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English. After moving to Atlanta, he earned an M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Georgia State University. His first book of poetry, “Bend, Break” was published in January 2011 by Plain View Press. His poems have appeared internationally in journals and magazines, including The Connecticut River Review, The Flint Hills Review, Freefall Magazine
and The Concho River Review
The Visiting Writers’ Reading Series at Clayton State is free and open to the public.
Second Annual “The More We Get Together” International Feast, Nov. 15
The Campus Events Council (CEC) along with Campus Life, International Student Services (ISSO), International Programs (ISP), Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM), Caribbean Student Association (CSA), Diversity Educational Experiences for Peers (DEEP), International Student Association (ISA), LOCHed In Motion (LIM), Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO), and Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) present the Second Annual “The More We Get Together” International Feast on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m., in the SAC ballroom.
As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday season, these student organizations and departments will bring together various foods, history, traditions, and cultures of how the holiday is celebrated all over the world at the International Feast. Come and experience a feast like none other.
This event is free for Clayton State students, $5 for Clayton State faculty and staff, and everyone must RSVP to CEC@Clayton.edu
. Seats are limited and this event will sell out quickly.
For more information, please contact Cherelle Prempeh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Forum Annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, Quilt Raffle, Nov. 15
The Clayton State Women’s Forum announces the annual Auction, Chili Cook-Off, and Quilt Raffle scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15. The organization’s mission is to sustain a Women’s Forum Scholarship Fund in support of assisting students with general and emergency resources to aid in their successful completion of academic studies. Proceeds from all events go to the Scholarship Fund.
There are several ways that faculty and staff members can be involved:
Contribute to the Women’s Forum Scholarship Fund through the Faculty/Staff Fund Drive
Visit the Women’s Forum table at the HR Benefits Fair on Oct. 26 for info on upcoming events
Donate items for the Auction
Shop the Auction – perfect for the holiday season and year-round gift-giving
Prepare a pot of chili for the Chili Cook-Off
Join us at the Chili Cook-Off and enjoy some delicious chili
Purchase Quilt Raffle tickets
Become a member of Women’s Forum – the basic membership fee is only $5
Online auction bidding will commence on Nov. 12. Donated items will be displayed in the University Center on Nov. 15. Faculty, staff, students, retirees, and community members collaborate for this event which has become an annual campus tradition.
Outdoor Adventure Ski Trip, Registration Deadline, Nov. 16
Destination: Winter Place Ski Resort, Beckley, W.V.
Date: Wednesday – Saturday, Jan. 2-5, 2013
Student Cost: $230 after Oct. 15
Pre-trip Meeting: TBA
Registration deadline: Friday, Nov. 16, 2012
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com
Clayton Community Big Band Presents “Hooked on Basie,” Nov. 26
The Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the Clayton Community Big Band (CCBB) in “Hooked On Basie” in Spivey Hall on Monday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
“Hooked on Basie” will include popular charts from all decades of Basie's career, including writers Neal Hefti, Quincy Jones, Sammy Nestico, and Bill Holman.
"This is actually the fourth program of 100 percent Count Basie music that the CCBB has held in our twelve years of existence,” says founding and current director Stacey Houghton. “I am surely hooked on Basie, the band can't get enough Basie, and our audiences always enjoy and request Basie; this concert cannot lose! It has been five years since the last all-Basie show, so we are due for another."
Happy Hour Mocktails, Nov. 30
Come out and enjoy Happy Hour Mocktails with BACCHUS, your neighborhood alcohol awareness organization. Learn new recipes while enjoying non-alcoholic fun.
Friday, Nov. 30, on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.