Volume 7, #6
WISTEM Meeting, Jan. 17
WISTEM (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) will meeting every third Tuesday during the spring semester in room UC 327 of the Baker Center from 12:40 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
MLK Celebration, Jan. 17
Name of Event: “His Dream, Your Vision” Rally
Time: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location: Forest Park High School
Campus Life along with AmeriCorps and Diversity Education Experiences for Peers Educators will sponsor a rally at Forest Park High to educate students about Dr. King’s dream, vision, and life.
Bigger and Better Signs for Library Book Returns Coming
In response to suggestions made on a library-conducted survey, the Clayton State Library will be installing new signs for its book return areas.
Students are currently able to return items inside at the circulation desk during library hours and through the book return located on the library lobby entrance porch. A new book return will also be added on the Jazzman’s Café entrance of the library very soon. The new signs should improve the current book returns’ visibility.
W-2's are Available on ADP
Your electronic W-2 is now available on the secure web site, https://portal.adp.com
Your W-2 will be available to you on this web site for three years.
If there are any problems, please contact the Shared Services Center Customer Support Team.
News from Public Safety
As most have observed by now, a section of the curbing was cut out adjacent to the College of Business Building on Clayton State Boulevard, with signs posted “No parking - drop off and pick up only.” This was created to alleviate the traffic congestion when people stop in the roadway to drop off and pick up students. There is sufficient space for at least two vehicles at the time to pull into the new drop off/pick up point without impeding the flow of traffic. We ask that all please begin using this space for which it was designed, rather than stopping in the roadways.
Two new emergency telephones have been installed at Clayton Station Apartments. They are located in the parking lots between phase one and phase two. Although they are red in color, they function the same as the blue and white phones on main campus, connecting directly to the Department of Public Safety. Additional emergency telephones will be installed at the Clayton State – East Campus and on the connecting walkway soon.
Introducing… The Loft Café
Now open at Clayton State — East… The Loft Café, located on the second floor of the main building.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Coffee, bottled sodas and water, Simply-to-Go sandwiches and salads, chips, cookies and snacks.
MLK Celebration Week
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Name of Event: “His Dream, Your Vision” MLK Showcase
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Spivey Hall
Clayton State students will showcase their interpretation of Dr. King’s dream, vision, and life through song, dance, or poetry. Additionally, finalists from the MLK High School Essay Contest will read their award-winning pieces. Free Admission and open to the public.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Name of Event: AmeriCorps’ Service Cinema – Viewing: The Human Experience
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: SAC Ballroom C
In a world fraught with hostility and violence, an altruistic group of young men endeavor to understand the true essence of the human spirit by visiting forgotten souls such as homeless New Yorkers, Peruvian orphans and isolated Ghanian lepers. By spotlighting heartwarming stories from around the world, this uplifting documentary shows viewers that every single person, no matter his or her lot in life, is beautiful.
College of Business Spring 2012 Jim Wood Speaker Series, Jan. 18
Clayton State University’s College of Business is set to host the Spring 2012 Jim Wood Speakers Series (JWSS), beginning Tuesday, Jan.18, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center. Kathy Betty, former owner of the WNBA Atlanta Dream basketball team, will be the first speaker.
Betty, a prominent Atlanta businesswomen, has a true entrepreneurial spirit; having spent most of her life helping others achieve their dreams. She has more than 25 years of business management and consultancy experience. Betty received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Computer Sciences from the University of Alabama and Belmont College, and went on to work for Hayes Microsystems.
Genealogy Research & Workshop Day, Jan. 21
The Clayton State Genealogy Group will have a research and workshop day on Saturday, Jan. 21.
All interested parties are invited to join the group from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room L200 of the Clayton State University Library. (Please enter the Library through the courtyard.) There will be several speakers and plenty of research time.
The workshop is free. Participants should bring their own lunch or a dish to share at the potluck lunch. Vending machines will also be available. There will also be door prizes.
Participants are urged to bring their laptops, or paper files, or anything that needs to be scanned. Experienced genealogy enthusiasts will also be present to help research and organization, and the Ancestry Library edition will be free to use.
“We will be discussing family group sheets, pedigree charts and how to use citations,” says Clayton State Archivist Rosemary Fischer. “We will learn what you should bring when you are researching away from home and new ideas on how to collect information at a family reunion. Learn organizing tips for your paper and digital files and photographs, plus creative ideas on sharing family history.”
Learn more at http://ourgenealogygroup.blogspot.com
For questions and to RSVP, contact Angela Pendleton at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call (678) 386-3490, or call Fischer at (678) 466-4333.
Branford Marsalis to Highlight Spivey Hall Weekend of January 21 and 22
Two outstanding American jazz artists, Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo, will unite for an extraordinary evening of music at Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall on Saturday night, Jan. 21.
Marsalis and Calderazzo will be making their first Spivey Hall appearance at 8:15 p.m. Tickets to this performance are $65 (50 percent off for Clayton State faculty and staff, limited availability for this performance); Clayton State students pay just $10, also limited available for this performance. No
outside discounts are available for this performance.
The next day, Sunday, Jan. 22, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and pianist Malcolm Martineau will be featured in a 3 p.m. concert and a 2 p.m. pre-concert talk.
Tickets to this performance are $65 (50 percent off for Clayton State faculty and staff); Clayton State students pay just $10. For tickets and more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200. Full-price tickets only are available online at www.spiveyhall.org
(a per-ticket service fee applies). Patrons under the age of 12 not admitted to all performances; please call the Box Office for concert recommendations.
Vietnamese Student Association to Host Lunar New Year Event, Jan. 27
Clayton State University’s Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) will be celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday, Jan. 27, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the University’s outdoor Lawson Amphitheater, located between the James M. Baker University Center and Spivey Hall. The event is free and open to the public
The event will highlight Vietnamese customs around this major holiday, known as “Tet” in the Vietnamese language. The Lunar New Year that starts in 2012 is the “Year of the Dragon.” It officially begins on Monday, Jan. 23 on the solar calendar.
For more information about this event, contact Uyen Lamb, Clayton State International Student Services Office assistant, at email@example.com
Time Change for Jan. 28 Basketball Doubleheader
The times for Clayton State’s basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 28 with USC Aiken have been changed to 3:30 p.m. (women — big game; Aiken is the only team to beat last year's national champions, and they undoubtedly think they’re hot stuff) and 5:30 p.m. (men).
Seminar on Trade with China/Chinese New Year Event, Feb. 2
As president of the World Trade Center Atlanta, Clayton State Director of International Programs John Parkerson is offering a Feb. 2 seminar on bi-lateral trade with China (from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) free of charge to any Clayton State students or faculty who want to gain insights into doing business in China.
Interested persons also are invited to remain for the evening “Chinese New Year Event” at $25 price, also noted at http://www.globalatlanta.com/article/25310/
Event: “Seminar on Bi-Lateral Trade with China”
Date: Feb. 2
Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Venue: WTC Atlanta Prague and Beijing Rooms
Price: $25 for WTC Atlanta members/$35 for non-members
Sponsors: Ackerman & CO/WTC Savannah/ACP/GSU Confucius Institute
Event: “Chinese New Year Event”
Date: Feb. 2
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Venue: WTC Atlanta Restaurant
Price: $25 –WTC Atlanta members (one drink, light appetizers, parking, door prizes)
$35 for non-members
Anyone who is interested should contact Parkerson at firstname.lastname@example.org
, and he will facilitate seminar registration.
Clayton State Alumni Association to Sponsor Trip to Highlight Factory, Feb. 4
Clayton State alumni and friends, it’s time for a trip to the “Highlight Factory.”
The “Highlight Factory” is the home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, and the Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Department of Recreation and Wellness, is planning a trip to Philips Arena on Saturday, Feb. 4.
The event is open to alumni, students, faculty/staff, retirees and friends of the University.
The Hawks will face the Philadelphia 76ers in the contest, with the game tipping off at 7 p.m. After the game, Clayton State’s intramural club basketball team will hit the floor and face off against a club team from Georgia Gwinnett University.
Tickets for the game are $12 apiece, which is $3 off the regular price. Dues-paying alumni members receive an even better discount and can purchase a single ticket for $10. Tickets may be purchased online at www.clayton.edu/alumnigift
For more information about the event or about purchasing tickets, please contact Gid Rowell, Clayton State director of Alumni Relations, at (678) 466-4477 or by email at email@example.com
Clayton State to Host Metro Atlanta Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, Feb. 4
Clayton State University will be hosting more than 500 people for the Fourth Annual Metro Atlanta Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Helen Ruffin was a library media specialist who wanted to excite kids about reading. In response to her posting on the selection committee for DeKalb County Georgia’s Children Book Award Nominee program, she decided to engage students throughout the county in a regional reading bowl. For more information on the competition please visit http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/hrrb/
To help with the Reading Bowl, Clayton State Dean of Libraries Dr. Gordon Baker has called for 60 volunteers from the Clayton State campus to serve as readers, score keepers, and other general volunteers. There will be training sessions for volunteers on Friday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, at 8 a.m. Additional online training is also available at: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/hrrb/files/156A4B171A794D62AA7ED93F5546B2B2.pdf
For more information on Clayton State’s hosting the Reading Bowl, contact Baker at (678) 466-4334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Swim (Snorkel) with the Sharks, Feb. 4
The Department of Recreation & Wellness is pleased to announce its next outdoor adventure experience where you will tour the largest aquarium in the world! As a main event you will experience swimming with a variety of marine creatures including the largest fish on earth, the whale shark. Experienced divers will take us on a snorkeling tour. The only other place on earth to take part in an activity like this is the ocean and you aren’t even guaranteed to see a whale shark.
Where: Atlanta Aquarium, GA
When: Saturday, Feb. 4
Student Cost: $100
Limit: 7 – Spots are limited so sign up today!
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 27
For more information please contact: Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com
Clayton State Plans for Homecoming 2012
Clayton State University students, faculty/staff, alumni and friends … mark your calendar, Homecoming 2012 is right around the corner.
Clayton State will celebrate Homecoming Week from Monday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb.18. The Lakers will face in-state rival Columbus State in the Saturday Homecoming basketball contests with the women’s game at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.
In the spirit of Clayton State’s new strategic planning efforts, this year’s Homecoming theme will be, “Beyond Your Imagination … Clayton State Homecoming 2012.”
In addition to the basketball games, a number of activities are planned for Homecoming Day. Saturday will kick-off with a Homecoming 5K Road Race at 9 a.m., followed by the annual Alumni Breakfast. Later in the afternoon, leading into the games, there will be a tailgate and spirit rally.
Clayton State will crown its 2012 Homecoming Queen and King at halftime of the men’s basketball game. Last year, Kearia Smith, of Waynesboro, and Rico Lee, of Wrens, received the honors. After the games, the Student Government Association will be sponsoring a Homecoming Dance.
Homecoming King and Queen applications will be available beginning Wednesday, Jan. 18, and will be due on Friday, Feb. 3. Applications will be available from the Student Activities Center, the University Center Information Desk, or the Campus Life website, http://adminservices.clayton.edu/campuslife/
On Monday, Feb. 13, Homecoming will kick off with a first-time event, allowing students to show-off their talents in the Clayton State Idol competition. The event, sponsored by Orientation and New Student Programs, will begin at 7 p.m., and be held in Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom.
Students will have the opportunity to take their sweetheart to a Homecoming event on Tuesday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, as the Campus Event Council will host Ice Skating on the SAC Green at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the Alumni Association will host the Harlem Ambassadors basketball show/game. The event will be open to all the campus community and the public. Tip-off for the fun-filled entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., in the Athletics & Fitness Center.
Clayton State’s Student Media will once again host the Student Choice Awards on Thursday evening, Feb. 16, recognizing the campus community with awards. Earlier that day, the Alumni Association will have an alumni book signing in The Loch Shop, beginning at 11 a.m.
Friday will be an exciting day on campus with a noon Pep Rally in the University Center. Clayton State cheerleaders will lead the way and the Homecoming Court and basketball teams will be in attendance, along with some surprise appearances. The Fraternity and Sorority Council will host a Homecoming Party on Friday at 10 p.m. in the SAC.
Harlem Ambassadors to Perform at Clayton State, Feb. 15
The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors are coming to Clayton State University.
The University will welcome Harlem’s “other” basketball entertainment show to the University’s Athletics & Fitness Center on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. The show, sponsored by the Clayton State Alumni Association, will be part of the University’s Homecoming festivities, which run from Feb. 13 to Feb. 18.
“Our Alumni Association wanted to provide an event for all ages that would be fun for the entire Clayton State and surrounding community to attend,” says Clayton State Alumni Association President Ben Hopkins. “It will be a lot of fun, and proceeds from the event will benefit our Benita H. Moore Scholarship.”
A spin-off of the Harlem Globetrotters, the Ambassadors offer a similar basketball show for all ages. The Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines.
“At our shows, we want the kids to know that they’re part of our team too,” Coach Ladè Majic says. “We invite as many kids as we can to come sit on the bench, have a front row seat during the show, and get involved in all of the fun stuff we do.”
General admission tickets for the show are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Children under the age of six are admitted free. Group tickets will also be available at a special rate.
“Run Clayton State” 5K Run/Walk to be Held at University’s Homecoming, Feb. 18
The Clayton State University Alumni Association and the Atlanta Southside Runners will team up on Saturday, Feb. 18 for the first time for a 5K Run/Walk, “Run Clayton State.”
The race, which will be held on the University’s campus and surrounding neighborhood, will be part of Clayton State’s Homecoming festivities that same day.
Registration for the race will begin at 7:45 a.m. on the Clayton State campus, with the race beginning at 9 a.m. Cost for participants will be $15 before Feb. 10, $20 for participants after Feb. 10, and $25 on race day. Family rates will also be available for runners of three or more.
All runners will receive a T-shirt and age group winners will be recognized with awards. A special grand prize will be awarded to the top female and male winners. The event will also include breakfast after the race along with sponsor gifts.
Proceeds from the race will benefit two worthy fundraising efforts. A portion of the funds will support the Clayton State Alumni Association scholarship program, and a portion will be donated to the Zac Bradley Benefit Fund. Bradley, a member of the Clayton State men’s basketball team, was partial paralyzed last spring when a tree fell on his car during a storm and the proceeds will help cover incurred medical expenses.
Participants can register online at www.active.com
or at www.clayton.edu/alumnigift
. Downloadable registration forms can be accessed at www.revolutionrunning.net
School of Nursing Schedules Two Pre-Nursing Information Sessions in February
University’s School of Nursing (SoN) will be holding its latest IN! (Into Nursing) Pre-Nursing Information Sessions on Monday, Feb. 20, from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 23, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Monday session will be held in room B-11 of the Lecture Hall. The Thursday session will be in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
The purpose of the Into Nursing
information sessions is to provide pre-nursing students with important information about resources that are available to help them plan for a career in nursing. Strategies will be discussed regarding how to successfully prepare yourself for the application process and how to be successful once you are admitted to a nursing program.
The informational sessions are conducted during the fall and spring semesters by Clayton State’s Nursing Workforce Diversity grant team and the advisors in the School of Nursing. These informational sessions will be open to high school students, university students, parents and university faculty and staff.