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Red Cross Blood Drive Today
The Honors Student Association is hosting a Blood Drive with American Red Cross on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Student Activities Center Laker Lounge, from noon to 5 p.m.
All presenting donors will receive a free haircut coupon and are entered into a drawing for a $1000 gift card AND, if they collect at least 32 pints, there will be an additional drawing for four $25 gift cards.
For an appointment log onto http://www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: claytonstate
Monthly Alert System Testing Today
The Office of Public Safety will conduct the monthly test of the campus alert system at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Fifth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference, Presentation Proposals Due, Sept. 6
Clayton State’s Fifth Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.
The Diversity and Multicultural Conference is a dynamic and interactive one-day development opportunity that gives participants the essential knowledge and strategies needed to lead and function in a globally complex society. This conference is a great career and personal development opportunity for students, faculty and staff; separate conference tracks are implemented to meet the needs of both groups.
Call for Presentations — Submit Presentation Proposals by Friday, Sept. 6
Conference Theme: Beyond Race: The Forgotten “isms”
Our goal is to broaden participants understanding of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. Additionally, explore the intersection of social identities and how our social identities can create privilege and oppression.
If you are interested in contributing to the conference by presenting, go to: http://www.clayton.edu/campus-life/multicultural/conference
Register until Friday, Sept. 27, by visiting http://apps.clayton.edu/webreg/register/Diversity2013. Free for Clayton State students; Clayton State faculty/staff $20, Non-Clayton State participants $40.Registration fee covers continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials.
For additional information, go to:
For more information regarding the conference, contact Lakiesa C. Rawlinson at email@example.com or (678) 466-5421.
ROTC to Hold Situational Training Exercises at Clayton State – East, Sept. 7, Sept. 8
Clayton State University’s ROTC program will be moving out of the classroom, and into the woods around Clayton State – East this weekend, for the purpose of conducting situational training exercises.
Clayton State students, faculty, staff, neighbors and any visitors to Clayton State – East, located at 5823 Trammell Rd., Morrow, on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8, are advised that those individuals in the woods are neither an invading force, nor armed with real weapons. According to Clayton State Senior Military Science Instructor Robert Walker, the ROTC program will be conducting situational training exercises in the wooded area.
“We will be using dummy weapons, all plastic,” he promises. The training will be conducted from 8 a.m. to around 3 p.m. on both days.
Student Choice Awards Meeting, Sept. 10
Are you interested in helping to plan a large scale event? We are looking for stage managers, a technical team, a decorations committee, a marketing team, and many more positions.
Come to our first meeting for the planning of the Fourth Annual Student Choice Awards. We will be meeting in UC 265 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 10.
For more information, please contact Jennifer DeMond, student media advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSTV Viewing Party, Sept. 12
The official launch for CSTV's shows and allow us to get the word out about CSTV's show line-up, Sept. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Laker Lounge of the SAC. Attire: Dress to Impress! Come to this wonderful event where we have refreshments, giveaways, performances, and more!
Office of Community Standards Important Information
The Office of Community Standards wants to ensure you have a successful semester which includes being aware of and abiding by your academic and behavioral responsibilities. Incidentally, did you know that 123 students were found responsible for academic misconduct last year and 71 of them involved plagiarism? If you have not familiarized yourself with the Student Code of Conduct, you can visit our website at http://www.clayton.edu/community-standards/home. Click Student Code of Conduct from the menu list to the left to access the most updated version.
The Office of Community Standards also provides a number of other services including:
Ø Conflict Resolution and Mediation – The Office of Community Standards provides a variety of tools to address disputes in collaborative and creative ways. These tools include informal resolution through consultation, mediation, and special training for individuals and groups.
Ø Peer Mediation Competition Team For several years, Clayton State mediators have been participating in Mock Mediation Tournaments at local universities. Several Clayton State Students have won top awards. For more information about joining the Peer Mediation Team or becoming a Peer Mediator at Clayton State, email email@example.com.
Buy a Meal Plan, Get an Additional Meal FREE!
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. This offer is available Thursday, Aug. 29 through Wednesday, Sept. 4. Limit of two free additional meals during the promotion period. Purchase meal plans in the LakerCard Center with cash or credit/debit. (The LakerCard Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day!)
LOL Applications Available, Sept. 3
The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs is looking for outstanding students to serve as Laker Orientation Leaders.
The Laker Orientation Leader, LOL, is a mentoring leadership position where students have the opportunity to work closely with incoming freshman, transfer, non-traditional students and their families and assist them with their transition to Clayton State University. LOLs work closely with academic advisors, professional staff, and each other to implement the Orientation program. LOLs also get to work behind the scenes planning and preparing for programs for new students.
To be an Orientation Leader, students must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum 2.4 GPA at the close of the Fall Semester
- Be in good standing with the University
- Interest in a leadership position
- Desire to work with new students
- Open-minded and creative
LOL applications available online Tuesday, Sept. 3! Check it out here: http://www.clayton.edu/orientation/newstudent/lol
If you have any questions, please contact Office of Orientation and New Student Programs Assistant Director, Brittany Hopson Stikes, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 466-5443.
Upcoming Career Services Events
ABC’s of Finding an Internship
Thursday, Sept. 5
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — University Center, room 425
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – University Center, room 272
RSVP required through LakerCareer Zone
Internship Non-Profit Job Fair
Tuesday, Sept. 10
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
University Center Main Street
Attending employers: American Red Cross, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), City of Morrow Police Department, Clayton County Board of Health, Clayton County CASA, Clayton County Family Care, Clayton County Public Schools Homeless Education Department, Clayton County Public Defender’s Office, First Steps-Piedmont Henry Hospital, Forest Park Street School, Friends of WATS, Georgia Pacific, Hands of Hope Clinic, House of Dawn, International Rescue Committee-Atlanta, Open Rivers Pictures, Promise Place, Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center, Sweet Serenity SSI, Inc., U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Marshals Service
Student Media Boot Camp Sessions
Interested in learning what it takes to be in Student Media? Attend one of our Boot Camp sessions! These sessions should give you an overview on everything you need to know to be a part of Student Media.
Sept. 6 – The Bent Tree workshop: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Laker Lounge
Sept. 6 – CSTV production training: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Laker Lounge
Sept. 13 – CSTV post-production (editing) training: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Music Building, room 144*
*Please note that due to limited seating, advance registration is required for the CSTV editing training.
For more information, contact Jennifer DeMond, student media advisor at email@example.com.
Outdoor Adventure – Upcoming Trips
Join Outdoor Adventure on Friday afternoons for indoor rock climbing at Ascension Climbing in Peachtree City. Climbing gear, transportation, and instruction will be provided.
Date: Friday, Sept. 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: $5/$15/$20 (per event)
Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 6 by 3:30 p.m.
Join Outdoor Adventure on a surfing trip to Tybee Island. Learn the basics of surfing and enjoy the Georgia Coast. Surfing and camping equipment is provided.
Dates: Saturday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Sept. 8
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 3
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Genealogy Group Meeting, Sept. 8
Please join Our Genealogy Group for its September meeting on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center.
Patricia Fields will be giving a lecture on USGenweb, a free genealogy online database. See the blog, ourgenealogygroup.blogspot.com for the exact location.
And, save the upcoming dates – Oct. 6: Local Courthouse Records, and Nov. 3: "Dying to get it Done!" a mini-workshop on death records, cemeteries and more.
Our Genealogy Group also has a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourgenealogygroup/.
This is the place to get quick answers to genealogy questions without waiting on the next meeting. You can also share genealogy information here, and invite your friends and family who are interested in discussing genealogy too.
For more information, contact Rosemary Fischer at (678) 466-4333.
Testing Center Moving to Clayton State – East, Sept. 13 to Sept. 30
The Clayton State Testing Center will be moving to its new home at Clayton State-East, room 121 in Arbor Hall, from Friday, Sept. 13, until reopening on Monday, Sept. 30.
In between Sept. 13 and Sept. 30, the Testing Center will be considered closed, although they hope to answer phones or at least return phone calls as much as possible after the phones are reconnected.
Spring 2014 Graduation Deadline, Sept. 15
The spring 2014 graduation application deadline is Sunday, Sept. 15. Please contact the Registrar's Office for more information.
Constitution Week, Sept. 17 to Sept. 20
Clayton State University Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joseph Corrado has announced the events for Clayton State’s upcoming annual celebration of Constitution Week. All Constitution Week events are free and open to the public
Tuesday, Sept. 17; from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Writer’s Studio (Arts and Sciences room 224) — Screening of the “It’s a Free Country” which is a part of the PBS TV series on the Constitution. Refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, Sept. 18; from 11 a.m. to noon in the ballrooms of the Student Activities Center – “Constitutional Debate on Guns on College Campuses: Defensive or Offensive?” This debate will be moderated by Corrado, an expert on gun control who has been interviewed on the subject by NBC Nightly News.
Thursday, Sept. 19; from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Spivey Hall — The Second Annual Civil Constitutional discussion with Georgia House Minority Leader Stacy Abrams and Georgia House Majority Caucus Vice Chair Matt Ramsey, “Government monitoring of personal communications: A Violation of the Fourth Amendment?” Representatives from the Clayton County Voter Registrar’s Office will assist students to register to vote before and after this event.
Friday, Sept. 20; from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC267 of the James M. Baker University Center -- A New York Times talk facilitated by attorney Herbert Adams, “Self-defense in Georgia: Lessons from the Zimmerman Trial.” Adams most recently facilitated a Clayton State New York Times Talk on “Second Amendment Rights and Heller Case: Strict Constructivism or Judicial Activism?” in February 2013. A free lunch will be provided to all of those that RSVP to Corrado via email at email@example.com by Thursday, Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m.
Join us at the Alumni Awards Dinner, Sept. 26
This year, the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Harry S. Downs Center.
The Alumni Awards Dinner is an annual event hosted by The Alumni Association, which seeks to recognize the University’s alumni and alumnae (current and future) who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at Clayton State University.
The reception will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the program and dinner to follow. Go to http://giving.clayton.edu/alumni/event_calendar?cid=2&ceid=10&cerid=0&cdt=9%2f26%2f2013for more information and to register.
Clayton State Announces a New Scholarship Initiative; “Dream Makers”
As a means of addressing the ongoing challenge of students being stretched by increasing educational costs and the need to “make ends meet,” Clayton State University has announced a new scholarship initiative, “Dream Makers.”
Dream Makers is a multi-faceted approach to helping those students who are either high achievers, are close to completing their degree, or both. Three separate initiatives will be a part of the Dream Makers program; Dream Makers Scholarships, the Loch Leaders Investment Fund, and Laker Completion Grants.
Dream Maker Scholarships will carry the name of the donors and will have broad selection criteria established by the individual donor. Each scholarship will be given to one student.
The Loch Leaders Investment Fund will recognize high achievers – those full-time students with a GPA of 3.5 or greater who demonstrate unmet need. A select group of students will be designated as Loch Leaders each year with priority given in order to: continuing students; new freshmen; returning students; and transfer students.
Many Clayton State students are the first in their family to attend college. Completing their coursework and receiving their degree is a significant accomplishment that can be postponed due to family situations, work demands, and, very often, financial challenges. The Laker Completion Grants will impact those students who are near degree completion and demonstrate unmet need. Priority will be given to those closest to degree completion with unmet need and a GPA of at least 2.5.
What are YOU Doing for Winter and Spring Break?
The Department of Campus Life will be hosting an information session to provide all interested students with additional details about the upcoming Alternative Winter Break Volunteer Service Trip taking place Dec. 9, 2013 to Dec. 12, 2013 and Alternative Spring Break Volunteer Service Trips taking place Mar. 9, 2014 to Mar. 15, 2014.
The Information Sessions will take place on Thursday, Sept. 5 in the Student Activities Center Laker Lounge at 1:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. Students will be provided with information about the service sites, transportation, lodging and other important information.
The Alternative Break Volunteer program is an opportunity for students to engage in community-based service projects during the University’s designated Semester Breaks. This program was developed to create an understanding and appreciation of the issues people of various communities encounter daily. Students return from the experience with a deeper understanding of volunteerism, community service and activism to help create change. For additional information about this event or other Campus Life programs, contact the Department of Campus Life at (678) 466-5433.
Calling All Non-Traditional Students
Have you had a break in your college education that was longer than five years?
Do you work part time or full time while attending college?
Are you a caretaker for parents or children?
Are you considered independent for taxes and financial aid?
Do you want to meet other nontraditional students?
Are you looking for a mentor to help you learn about resources, programs and departments that are available to help you achieve your educational goals?
Do you want to support nontraditional students as they strive to reach their academic goals?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Nontraditional student organization is for you!
For more information contact:
Clayton State University
Nontraditional Student Organization
Building Naming Committee Recommends New Names for Athletics & Fitness and Student Center
The Clayton State Building Naming Committee: Chair Cindy Lauer; Kelly Adams; Dolores Cox; Mike Mead; Nicole Harris; Jim Braun; R.B. Rosenburg has recommended name changes for the Athletics & Fitness Center and the Student Center. New signage for both of these buildings is in the works.
The Student Center will now be called Edgewater Hall, and the Athletics & Fitness Center will now be called the Athletics Center. The committee also recommended that the Student Activities Center keep its current name.
“The committee was a composed of individuals from all areas of campus and they understood the need to find names that would clearly distinguish the names of several buildings on campus,” notes Vice President of Business and Operations Corlis Cummings. “I hope that everyone appreciates their work as much as I have.”
Clayton Station Security
From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. only the main entrance to Clayton Station, which is adjacent to the clubhouse, will be accessible for vehicle entrance and exit. The other three entrances will be secured with temporary roadblocks.
These extra security measures will be in place only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. During other times and days, all access points will be open for public use. These temporary changes are being implemented to assess the need and locations for any additional permanent security enhancement to Clayton Station.
Auxiliary Services is Celebrating Birthdays!
Auxiliary Services is now celebrating your birthday!
Come in to the LakerCard Office on your birthday and pick up Auxiliary Services’ gift to you. If you aren’t on campus on your birthday, that’s okay, come by any time during the month.
Auxiliary Services has special discounts, a free fountain soda, a birthday button and other goodies for you. Happy Birthday from Auxiliary Services!
Loch Shop News
For a limited time, The Loch Shop is giving away a snazzy Clayton State Lakers navy baseball cap with every $30 purchase. The promo code is 5868. Go to www.ClaytonStateGear.com for more details.
The Loch Shop is having a special sale on 2013 Women’s Basketball Elite 8/Conference Championship T-shirts. They have been put on sale for… wait for it… $8.88.
The Loch Shop is now up and running on both Instagram and Twitter. The handle for both of social media platforms is lochshop.
Chair Upgrades in the Baker Center
Facilities Management is in the process of upgrading 50+ chairs in the James M. Baker University Center, mainly in the student lounge areas.
The project will start the week of Sept. 3. We will be reupholstering lounge chairs and removing up to 15 chairs at a time for work. The next set of 15 chairs will be sent to workshop after we receive and return the first set of finished chairs. This process will continue till we have completed the entire scope of project.
This is to inform you that seating will be limited in certain lounge study areas for up to two weeks at a time. The project will start from the fourth floor.
Please contact Facilities Management with any questions regarding the project.
An Electric Car Charging Station at Clayton State? Take the Survey
The University is committed to sustainable practices, energy savings and environmental safety. Therefore, we have designed a quick survey to determine the level of interest in installing an electric car charging station on Clayton State University’s campus. We would highly appreciate your participation in this survey which will take less than a minute of your time. Please follow the link below to answer only four survey questions:
Campus Walking Distances
Want to know how far and how long it takes to walk across campus? The link below is from the 25-year Facilities Master plan, and the walking distance information in located on page 24 of the summary.