VRC Bringing Former VFW Commander-in-Chief to Campus for Memorial Day Speech
John F. Gwizdak, former (2000/2001) commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is coming to the Clayton State University campus to speak on the occasion of Memorial Day.
Gwizdak, a resident of Raleigh, Ga., will be appearing at Clayton State on Friday, May 25 under the sponsorship of the University’s Veterans Resource Center (VRC), and a grant from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. His address, which is free and open to the public, will start at noon in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
According to Shiraz Karaa, interim director of the VRC, Gwizdak will talk about the historical significance of Memorial Day and address student veterans about using their GI benefits and the importance of education and completing college.
International Student Association Election Nominations
Since two of the International Student Association (ISA) officers are graduating, ISA is ready to hold the elections for the new officers.
The nominations and the elections will be through an online survey to make things easier. To nominate yourself for president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, or web developer, please fill out your name in the survey by May 31 at the following link:
ISA is open to all Clayton State students, regardless of nationality or immigration status.
New Notary Services Policy
Clayton State University has several employees who are also commissioned to serve as Notary Publics. In this capacity, they are authorized in the State of Georgia to perform the following services:
- Witness or attest signatures or executions of deeds and other written instruments.
- Witness affidavits upon oaths and affirmations.
- Certify documents that require notarization.
- Perform such other acts as Notary Publics are authorized to perform under the laws of the State of Georgia.
Each notarial act must include the stamped seal of the office for the authentication of the act. The seal must contain the name of the Notary Public and the words, “Notary Public, Clayton (or any other county) County, Georgia.”
If the service is being requested for University business related purposes, no fee is to be charged. However, if the service is requested for personal reasons (limited to Clayton State University students and employees only), the Notary Public may charge a fee of up to $2 per notarial service, and shall inform the requesting person of the fee prior to providing the service. All fees collected shall be deposited into an identified account for the department where the Notary Public is employed.
SWAN Turns Turkey, May 26 and May 27
On Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, the SWAN will be unavailable due to upgrades. No amount of goosing your account will help
Email and GAView will still be available from the SWAN login page.
The DUCK will also turn turkey at this time, hiding its head in the sand like an ostrich, as a result, access to the DUCK will also be unavailable.
Tony Yaacoub Featured on Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters’ “One World”
Recent Clayton State University graduate Tony Yaacoub will be featured on Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters’ (AIB) “One World” program for the next couple of weeks. Yaacoub, a native of Beirut, Lebanon, and a member of the Clayton State Honors Program, graduated from Clayton State earlier this month with a B.S. in Mathematics.
The AIB “One World” program debuted on Tuesday, May 22, at 7:30 p. m., featuring a report on Yaacoub and his local relationships. The program will re-air Friday, May 25, at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 26 at 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m. The program will re-air next week on the same schedule; Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 9 a.m., Saturday at 5 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. AIB “One World” will then migrate to www.aibnet.tv on Sunday and air daily for two weeks at 4:30 a.m., and 7 p.m. The program is also slated to appear on AIB’s Video on Demand site.
AIB-TV appears on Channel 5 on Comcast; Channel 6 on AT&T U-verse and Channel 22 on Charter Cable.
Spivey Hall Extends Registration Deadline for Annual Summer Music Camp
Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall has extended the registration deadline for its 2012 Summer Music Camp.
The camp will run from Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., each day. While the regular registration has been extended to Friday, June 1, parents can still register their students after that date, but for an increased fee. All information on registration and the Summer Music Camp can be found at: http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/summermusiccamp/
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. For more information, email EducationManager@SpiveyHall.org
, or call (678) 466-4481.
Athletic Summer Camps Begin June 4
With the Clayton State University 2011/12 athletic season now concluded, the summer is right around corner. And with that comes athletic summer camps.
The Clayton State Athletic Department’s first round of summer camps on the Clayton State campus in Morrow start on Monday, June 4 with boy’s basketball and boy’s and girl’s tennis. Also offered throughout the summer are girl’s basketball, boy’s and girl’s soccer and boy’s and girl’s speed development. The camps are for children and youth – ages six to 17.
Campers will have the choice of attending a full-day camp (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or a half-day camp (9 a.m. to noon). In addition, campers also have the option of combo camps (example – basketball in the morning, soccer in the afternoon). Full-day camps cost $125, while half-day camps cost $65.
For more information about the Clayton State athletic summer camps being offered at Clayton State, go to www.claytonstatesports.com
and click on the summer camp link for on-line registration and a complete listing of camp dates. You can also contact the athletic department at (678) 466-4678.
Alumni Association to Sponsor Monday Mixer on June 18
Clayton State alumni and friends, mark your calendar … the Alumni Association will be hosting a fun, social networking event for you.
The Alumni Association will be sponsoring a "Monday Mixer" on Monday, June 18 at Skyboxx Restaurant and Bar in Morrow.
The Mixers are casual, free from admission (you just pay for what you order), and without agenda. In other words, come enjoy yourself, bring a friend, relax and network with other alumni and friends of Clayton State.
Over the next few months, the Alumni Association is hoping to congregate at restaurants with open porches or decks (weather permitting) – the perfect setting for food and friends, with the laid back, enjoy yourself atmosphere that make Mondays seem a little easier to get through!
Skyboxx Restaurant and Bar is located at 2180 Mt. Zion Pkwy., in Morrow (located next to Country Inn & Suites). To RSVP, please contact Alumni Director Gid Rowell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone (678) 466-4477.
Clayton State Posts New You Tube Videos
The official Clayton State University You Tube channel (ClaytonSTNews) has a series of new videos available for viewing.
Included in the new You Tube postings are… several Laker Zone Videos which feature the Clayton State University Athletics Department. There are also a new Clayton State Theatre videos.
To view the new featured videos please visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/ClaytonSTNews?feature=mhee
The new additions also appear on the Clayton State University Relations Facebook page, and the Clayton State University twitter page.
Wi2STEM to Hold Android Mobile App Workshop for Clayton State Students & Employees, May 30
Clayton State University students, and technologically-challenged faculty and staff, too, will be pleased to know that Wi2STEM (Women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) is sponsoring a free Android Mobile App Workshop on Wednesday, May 30.
If you are interested in developing and loading an app to a mobile device, then this is the workshop for you, says Wi2STEM advisor and professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Mary Hudachek-Buswell.
The workshop, which is open to 40 Clayton State students, faculty and staff, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in room UC 268 of the James M. Baker University Center.
Attendees will create their own mobile apps to load to an android tablet or phone. All software is provided for the workshop, but attendees much bring their laptops and mobile devices.
Self Defense for Women, June 8
The Department of Recreation & Wellness, along with Public Safety, will be offering a Beginner Self Defense class for women on Friday, June 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in Studio B of the Student Activities Center. The class is limited to 20 people.
CE Summer Youth Camps… Mixing Education and Fun Starting June 11
Starting on Monday, June 11, local youth, ages seven to 16, will be mixing education and fun at Clayton State University, as part of the Continuing Education Division’s annual line-up of summer youth camps.
As is always the case, there will be a wide variety of interesting, unusual, creative and just plain fun weekly offerings, running from June 11 through July 20. Plus, all of the classes will challenge the young learners with multiple subjects.
The summer youth camps are split into two age groups, from seven to 11 and from 12 to 16, with five weekly sessions, starting on Mondays June 11, June 18, June 25, July 9 and July 16.
Interested parties can visit the Continuing Education website at www.conted.clayton.edu
for detailed information about each course, location and fees. Look for “Summer 2012!” then click on Exciting Themes or Fun & Educational. Click on the individual course heading for the description of that course and registration information for that course.
Free Small Business Financing Workshop Sponsored by SBDC and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, June 19
A free Small Business Financing Workshop will be sponsored by the Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, June 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Harry S. Downs Center.
Among the subjects to be discussed are; commercial loans, personal loans, SBA loans, lines of credit, A/R financing, credit cards, and alternative financing.
Anyone considering starting a new business venture, or anyone in need of additional financing for an existing business will want to attend.
To register, go to; http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=27ee705c-f9b3-4a7e-b03a-289392cf0993&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=112169
Clayton State to Hold Annual Alumni Dinner at Turner Field’s 755 Club, Sept. 22
The Clayton State University Alumni Association will look to hit a grand slam once again at its 20th
Annual Alumni Dinner.
Next fall, the Alumni Association will hold its annual event at the 755 Club located at Turner Field. The Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22. All Clayton State alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University are invited to the event.
“We are so excited about having the opportunity to have our dinner at the 755 Club this year” says Alumni Association President Ben Hopkins. “We’ve had our annual event at some wonderful venues all over Atlanta and this will be another special night for alumni and friends.”
The dinner portion of the event will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a reception; starting at 6:15 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a special tour of Turner Field, which includes a behind-the-scenes look in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse.
In conjunction with the dinner, the Alumni Association will also recognize its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and hold a benefit auction.