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Chemistry Club Hosting Kennesaw State Graduate School, Mar. 1
The next meeting of the Clayton State Chemistry Club will have a representative from Kennesaw State University to talk about the new Masters program that they offer.
The meeting is Friday, Mar. 1 at noon in room B10 of the Lecture Hall.
Pizza and some refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to all interested students.
Also in this meeting, the Chemistry Club will hold its election for officers for the next academic year. Members only are invited to run for officer position. Contact Gloria Le at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Clayton State Hosts Southern Chapter of College Music Society Conference, Feb. 28 to Mar. 2
The Division of Music in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts will be hosting the 34th
Annual Conference of the Southern Chapter of the College Music Society, from Feb. 28 to Mar.2.
Clayton State University will welcome attendees from across the five states that comprise the Southern Chapter of the College Music Society, the principal umbrella organization for academics in the field of music (see www.music.org
for more information) to its Music Education Building and Spivey Hall for several days of presentations and lecture-recitals by CMS member scholars and performers, and concerts of new music by CMS member composers.
A quartet of Clayton State music students, coached by Dr. Richard Bell, will perform “I Was Never Good with Words,” a string quartet by Blair Boyd of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, at the composers’ concert on Friday, Mar. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The Friday concert in Spivey Hall is free and open to the public.
The conference coordinator is Southern Chapter president Dr. Paul West Osterfield of Middle Tennessee State University, and the local site host is Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, coordinator of Clayton State University’s Division of Music.
IRS Urges College Students to Avoid Becoming Victims of College Tax Refund Scam
Flyers have been posted around campus that claim that students can obtain $1000 tax refunds – even those students with no income. This is a scam. The following is part of a warning from the Internal Revenue Service, warning about these scams which are all about getting personal identity information from people. Please be VERY careful if you are tempted to respond to anything that sounds too good to be true!
“ATLANTA – The Internal Revenue Service today warned college students and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging federal tax refund scam tempting students to relinquish their personal identification and file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. Misleading and bogus refund claims using the American Opportunity Education Tax Credit have been identified on college campuses throughout the Southeast Region.
These schemes carry a common theme of promising refunds to people who have little or no income, are normally being claimed as a dependent, and are not required to file a federal income tax return. Promoters falsely claim they can obtain a $1000 college tax refund or nonexistent stimulus payment for their victims based on the American Opportunity Tax Credits, even in some cases, if the victim was not enrolled in or paying for college.”
A Trip to Panama
The College of Business is hosting a trip to Panama, May 12, 2013 to May 18, 2013, and they need a few more students. The cost is $2904, and even includes a one day trip to the port of Savannah. Everyone is welcome; business or non-business students; graduate or undergraduates; students, faculty or staff; everyone. Taking the trip for course credit is optional.
Visit businesses and take part in cultural activities. Panama offers a modern urban infrastructure, tropical islands, rain forests, cool mountain ranges, and both Caribbean and Pacific beaches.
CoB needs to finalize the trip to buy the airline tickets. For additional information, contact Dr. Judith Ogden at email@example.com
, (678) 466-4509, or the Office of International Programs, www.clayton.edu/International-programs
Spring Break Service Days
Are you interested in making a local impact during your Spring Break?
The Department of Campus Life is offering Clayton State Students four opportunities to serve in the Greater Atlanta community Mar. 5 to Mar. 8.
Interested students are welcome to participate in the daily project of their choosing or in all four!
Tuesday, Mar. 5 – 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Free Fab'rik –
Atlantic Station provides a free shopping spree for teens in need. Volunteers are needed as CLOTHING SORTERS to help prepare the space for the event. Volunteers will help sort, hang and arranging donated clothing out of bags onto racks to create a boutique-like shopping experience for deserving Atlanta teens. Participants are asked to dress comfortable in lightweight clothes and flat shoes. This volunteer opportunity is limited to 20 participants and transportation will be provided for those that request it. http://www.freefabrik.org/
Wednesday, Mar. 6
– 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Kashi Atlanta Street Meals
is an outreach of Kashi Atlanta Urban Yoga. This weekly program helps alleviate hunger for the homeless population in Atlanta. Each Wednesday, volunteers help to distribute 450 meals or more in downtown Atlanta. Street Meals is supported by a dedicated corps of volunteers who are committed to “seva” – selfless service – as an extension of their yoga practice. This volunteer opportunity is limited to 20 participants and transportation will be provided for those that request it. http://www.kashiatlanta.org/streetmeals/streetmeals.htm
Thursday, Mar. 7 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Books for Africa -
The mission of Books For Africa is to end the book famine in Africa. Books are donated by publishers, schools, libraries, individuals, and organizations. Volunteers will carefully choose, sort and pack books that are age and subject appropriate. No heavy lifting is involved. All volunteers should be at least 14 years old. This opportunity is open to 40 participants and transportation will be provided for those that request it. http://www.booksforafrica.org/volunteer.html
Friday, Mar. 8 – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Junior Achievement (JA) of Georgia
is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating students about financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship through experiential, hands-on programs. JA volunteers facilitate pre-designed curriculum aligned with Georgia Performance Standards in local K-12 classrooms, focused on helping students better understand the correlation between education and the opportunities it provides for future success. Junior Achievement of Georgia will host a facilitator training class in Ballroom C of the Student Activities Center for students interested in the upcoming programs at Church Street Elementary and Jonesboro Middle Schools. www.georgia.ja.org
To participated in any of the events, please register at https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9BvgI9k3A5aj0Oh
If you have any questions feel free to contact LaShanda Hardin at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (678) 466-5424.
ADA Parking Construction at Paty Circle, Mar. 2 to Mar. 9
ADA parking will not be available at Paty Circle the week of Spring Break, Mar. 2 to Mar. 9, due to construction of an accessible sidewalk and reconfiguration of existing ADA parking.
The nearest ADA parking to the Student Center is at G parking lot and by the Natural and Behavioral Sciences building. Sorry for inconvenience associated with the construction and longer walk distance to your destinations.
Financial Aid Office Closed, Mar. 7
The Clayton State Financial Aid Office will be closed on Thursday, Mar.7, for training.
Our Genealogy Group at Clayton State University to Hold Second Annual Workshop, Mar. 9
Our Genealogy Group at Clayton State University is holding its second annual all-day workshop on Saturday, Mar. 9. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the workshop formally opens at 9 a.m. The workshop is being held at the Clayton State Library. Space is limited, so it’s advisable to reserve space now.
This year’s workshop promises to be excellent, says Clayton State Archivist Rosemary Fischer.
“We have speakers from around the area and all over Georgia. Susan Sloan from Georgia Genealogy Society will speak on `Georgia Archives: Best Friends Forever.’ Cathy Miller’s topic is `I Didn’t Know That Was Here! An Introduction to the National Archives at Atlanta.’ Clarke Otten has entitled his program, `Indian Tales and Pioneer Trails.’ Professor Jeffrey Wells joins us to teach us about land lotteries and Georgia’s movement westward. Dee Leclair will help us with `Getting Your Digital Images and Photos Organized, Edited, & Backed-up – Memory Manager 4.0.’” she says.
Leclair will also do a second session on “Creating Family History Books & Family Gifts – StoryBook Creator 4.0.” In addition, Trish Fields will talk about USGenWeb and a second session about how to resolve issues when you run into brick walls and stumbling blocks. Angela Pendleton will help with “Identifying Old Family Photographs.” There will be more than one class per session.
An addition to the workshop this year is a Vendor’s Hall. Historical and genealogical groups will be represented. There will be tables displaying archival wares for genealogists. There are also informative displays about doing genealogy research and ideas for family reunions.
The cost for an individual is $5; couples are $7. Cash only, payable at the door, and, please no bills larger than $10. You can bring your lunch if you like and there is a soda machine in the building. Or, there will be two hours for lunch if you would like to get out and visit one of the local eateries.
To make your reservations today, please email email@example.com
. Or you prefer, you can fax your name to Fischer at (678) 466-4349. You can send your questions to the email address if you need additional information.
Collin Kelley to Read, Mar. 14
Clayton State University alumnus Collin Kelley returns to campus for the Visiting Writers Reading Series for spring 2013 on Thursday, Mar. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in room L-200 of the Clayton State Library.
At the event sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of English, Kelley will be reading some of his mystery and poetry selections. The event is free to the community and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
“I enjoyed my time at Clayton State University and especially the encouragement of my English professor, Dr. Sharon Sellers. She recognized my potential immediately and what I learned from her was invaluable to my career as a journalist, novelist and poet,” Kelley remarks.
Kelley is a novelist, poet and playwright from Atlanta. His poetry, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world. The 2009 critically acclaimed Conquering Venus
was his debut novel and an Amazon bestseller. He later published Kiss Shot,
a collection of short stories, exclusively for the Amazon Kindle in 2012. His second novel, Remain In Light,
was a 2012 finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction.
He is a recipient of the 2007 Georgia Author of the Year Award
and the 2012 Goodreads Poetry Award for his poem “My Mother Demonstrates How To Escape From a Plane Crash.” Kelley’s play The Dark Horse
earned him the 1994 Deep South Festival of Writer’s Award and the 1997 Georgia Theatre Conference Award.
Kelley is co-director of the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, sits on the board of Poetry Atlanta and on he advisory council for Georgia Center for the Book. He has been a journalist for more than 25 years and is the managing editor for Atlanta Intown
Clayton State to Host Georgia Psychology Society’s Eighth Annual Meeting
Clayton State University will be hosting the Georgia Psychological Society’s Eighth Annual Meeting on Saturday, Mar. 30.
The conference schedule calls for welcome, refreshments and registration from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., followed by a general poster session (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), and the keynote address. After lunch will come two additional poster sessions (from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.), followed by presentations and symposia.
Registration is $20 for students, $30 for faculty and professionals, includes yearly membership in the Georgia Psychological Society (GPS). Lunch and mid-morning snacks will be provided at conference. Register via; Georgia Psychological Society, c/o Department of Psychology and Counseling, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga., 31698-0100. Registrations will be held at the conference registration desk for pick up and registrants will receive email confirmation. After Mar. 20, participants should register at the conference registration desk between 8 a.m. and 9:40 a.m.
Dr. Tricia King, associate professor and chair,
Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience Program at Georgia State University, will present the keynote address, “Functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging findings among long-term survivors of childhood brain tumors.”
Faculty, professionals, graduate students and undergraduate students in psychology and related fields are invited to submit papers for possible presentation. Submissions in basic and applied areas of psychology, and interdisciplinary topics will be considered. Possible interdisciplinary topics include psychological factors in education, nursing, sports, politics, and management. Presentation proposals (as 250 word abstracts, or full papers) are due by Tuesday, Mar. 12 to Dr. Charles R. Talor of Valdosta State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be in MSWord or RTF format and must include the following: author name(s) and affiliation(s), address, email and phone number of key presenter, name of faculty mentor (if any), whether submission should be considered as a Psi Chi Poster session or Honor Society Poster Session.
Clayton State Wants to Hear from You About a New Alma Mater
We are currently in the process of creating a new alma mater that will represent the heart of Clayton State, reminding us all of the special place it holds in our lives.
What are the words and phrases that remind you of Clayton State University? Please share them with us at the alma mater website: www.clayton.edu/almamater
. The deadline for suggestions is Mar. 25, 2013. Let you voice be heard.
New Traditions. Made Real.
SAC Fitness Center Hours for Spring Break, Mar. 2 to Mar. 10
The SAC Fitness Center will have the following operating hours during Spring Break 2013:
Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: regular hours
Library Hours for Spring Break
Mar. 2 and Mar. 3 – Closed
Mar. 4 through Mar. 8 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mar. 9 and Mar. 10 – Closed
HUB Spring Break Hours
The HUB will be providing service through phones, emails, and office visits during the week of Spring Break. Our hours of operation from Mar. 4 to Mar. 8 will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All walkup locations will be closed.
Auxiliary Services Hours for Spring Break, Mar. 4 to Mar. 8
Auxiliary Services will have the following operating hours during Spring Break 2013:
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (closing earlier than normal for Staff Development)
The LakerCard Center
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (closing earlier than normal for Staff Development)
- Lakeside Dining Hall
- Friday, Mar.1: Breakfast/Lunch only
- Saturday, Mar. 2 – Sunday, Mar. 10: CLOSED
- Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Friday, Mar. 1 – Saturday, Mar. 9: CLOSED
- Sunday, Mar. 10: Open for dinner at 4:30pm
- Monday – Friday: 10:30am – 2 p.m.
- Pizza Hut: CLOSED
- Simply to Go: CLOSED
All units will resume normal operating hours on Monday, Mar. 11.
- Loch Shop
- LakerCard Center
Al Gore Autographs “The Future”
The Loch Shop has a limited number of autographed copies of The Future
by former Vice President Al Gore. The books are $30 plus tax. Supplies are limited; first come, first serve.
Psychology Department Research Study
Dr. Celeste Walley-Jean of the Clayton State Psychology Department is conducting a research study on conflict in relationships. She is making a call for volunteers for young (ages 18 to 25) African-American couples. In you are interested in taking part, please leave a message for the Psychology Research Lab at (678) 466-4889.
Participants will be entered in a raffle for a $25 gift card.
Announcing… Laker Perks
Don’t miss out on valuable discounts and special offers available exclusively to Clayton State University faculty, students and staff. Along with providing for the health and well-being of our employees through traditional health, dental and vision plans, Clayton State University provides additional discounts known as “Laker Perks” to all full time and part-time employees and students.
These discounts range from entertainment, financial services to retail and health services. Check out the many great offers on the Human Resources Laker Perks
), or call (678) 466-2030, or email email@example.com
, or stop by the Human Resources office at Clayton State – East for questions, comments, suggestions or more information.
Police Training Exercises on Campus, Mar. 7
On Thursday, Mar. 7, the Clayton State Public Safety Department’s police officers will be conducting training exercises with Clayton County PD’s SWAT team, and possibly to be joined by officers from Morrow PD, Lake City PD and/or Clayton County SO, all agencies who have jurisdiction surrounding our campus.
The training will consist of classroom exercises from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by field practical exercises from 10 a.m. to noon in building 300 at Clayton Station, to be repeated from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., to ensure all officers can participate.
The classroom location has not yet been determined.
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center Closing Early, Mar. 8
The Loch Shop and LakerCard Center will be closing at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, Mar. 8, for staff development training. We will re-open at 8 a.m., on Monday, Mar. 11.
Southern Crescent Symphony and Clayton State University Orchestras to Play at Spivey Hall, Mar. 10
The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra and the Clayton State University Orchestra will be playing at the University’s world-famous Spivey Hall on Sunday, Mar. 10
The theme for the 3 p.m. performance will be: The Orchestra at the Opera. Celebrating the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, the orchestra will present orchestral works from operas by Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and Wagner.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for Clayton State students, faculty and staff.
Dr. Richard Bell, Clayton State assistant professor of Music, and conductor of the Southern Crescent Symphony, will conduct the performance.
Free STD Screening at University Health Services, Mar. 13, Mar. 14
University Health Services will be providing free STD Screening on Wednesday, Mar. 13 and Thursday, Mar. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in University Health Services. No needles required.
Job and Graduate School Fair, Mar. 14
The Clayton State Office of Career Services will present the Job and Graduate School Fair on Thursday, Mar. 14, in the Student Activities Center, from noon to 3 p.m.
The Job and Graduate School Fair brings dozens of organizations and graduate schools to campus for the opportunity to network with current Clayton State University students and graduates. Organizations will have opportunities for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities and Graduate Schools will share information about their programs. Students are required to wear professional attire (no jeans, sweat suits, flip flops) and are encouraged to bring copies of your resume to share.
Contact the Office of Career Services for information about attending organizations and resume assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton State Academic Research Conference, Mar. 15
Clayton State’s Academic Research Conference will be held on Friday, Mar. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. Research. Made Real. Here’s your chance to learn about research from all academic departments on campus as presented by the University’s exceptional students. All students are welcome to apply.
Poster presentations will be made from noon to 2 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center. Oral presentations will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.
Go to www.clayton.edu/ARC2013
for more information.
Clayton State Retirees Association Gourmet Dinner and Wine Pairing, Mar. 15
The Clayton State Retirees Association’s (CSRA) Gourmet Dinner and Wine Pairing will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center on Friday, Mar. 15, starting at 6:30 p.m.
The evening will include cooking demonstrations, a five-course dinner with wines paired with each course, recipes and raffled door prizes. Business casual attire for a comfortable evening.
The cost is $100 per person, tax deductible as allowed by law. Please RSVP by Mar. 10 to (678) 466-4470.
The CSRA continues to build the endowment for the Clayton State Retirees Graduate Scholarship.
Clayton State SBDC Announces PlanSmart at the Fayette Chamber, Starting Mar. 15
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has announced a new series of classes, PlanSmart, to be held at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
PlanSmart will consist of three classes, held on Mar. 15, Apr. 12 and May 17. The cost is $69 per class, or $150 for the entire series. A $10 Fayette Chamber member discount is available for either individual classes or the entire series, and breakfast is provided for all three classes.
The initial offering on Friday, Mar. 15 will be “Writing a Living Business Plan.” It was originally scheduled for Feb. 19 on the Clayton State campus as “Writing an Effective Business Plan.” However, SBDC has rescheduled the class as the first offering in PlanSmart. “Writing a Living Business Plan” is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber, 600 Lanier Ave., Ste. 250, Fayetteville. The class will focus on telling a compelling story, completing a SWOT analysis, and setting goals and key performance indicators.
The second class is “Finding & Refining Competitive Advantage.” Scheduled for Friday, Apr. 12, it will also run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber. The class will look at finding, measuring and developing competitive advantage and making unique aspects of a business part of a marketing message.
The third class, “Pricing for Profit” will be on Friday, May 17 and will focus on better pricing tactics and strategies and matching customer pricing behaviors with pricing strategies. This class is also from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fayette Chamber.
To register, go to www.georgiasbdc.org
, or call (678) 466-5100.
Preparedness Fair, Mar. 16
Information on everything from making homemade bread to crocheting to vegetarian recipes to how and what to store in case of a natural disaster will be available at the 2013 Preparedness Fair, Saturday, Mar. 16, at 821 Old Atlanta Hwy., in Newnan, Ga.
The fair will run from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, call April White at (770) 301-8434 or Millie Meyer at (770) 964-4715.
Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon, Mar. 21
The Third Annual Women’s Inspirational Leadership Luncheon (formerly known as Women’s Tea Luncheon) will be held on Thursday, Mar. 21, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. The luncheon focuses on empowering women at the University; strengthening mentor relationships between women; and celebrating the history of women and their contributions to society. This luncheon is sponsored by Campus Life, D.E.E.P. Educators, Housing and Residence Life, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Student African American Sisterhood.
Free for Clayton State students, $10 for non-Clayton State students.
If you would like to participate in the luncheon, please RSVP to email@example.com
by Thursday, Mar. 14.
The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference, Mar. 22
The Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Conference, “Getting Engaged: The Realities of Pursuing Your Passion for Civic Engagement” will be held at the National Archives at Atlanta on Friday, Mar. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students in the University System of Georgia are encouraged to develop an individually compelling sense of social and civic responsibility, community leadership and service to society. To support this goal, Clayton State University and the National Archives at Atlanta announce the Fifth Annual Student Research Conference on Civic Engagement.
Undergraduate and graduate students attending USG schools are invited to submit papers and panel-session proposals on the broad subject of civic engagement beyond the vote.
For more information about conference activities and how to participate contact Dr. Joe Corrado at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, Mar. 27
Please mark your calendars for the second annual Clayton County Community Emergency Preparedness Seminar, taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Morrow Center (1180 Southlake Cir., Ste. 100, Morrow).
This year's seminar focuses on "Making Vulnerable Populations Less Vulnerable." Businesses and individuals who care for indigent, medically fragile, elderly, disabled, or non-English-speaking persons will want to attend this free seminar. Vendor opportunities are available for emergency preparedness related businesses and businesses that cater to vulnerable populations. Please see our flier and registration form and contact Doug Dugger at (678) 610-7467 or email@example.com for more information.
Annual Student Leadership Conference, Apr. 5 to Apr. 7
The Annual Student Leadership Conference will be held from Friday, Apr. 5 to Sunday, Apr. 7, at Callaway Gardens, in Pine Mountain, Ga.
Designed to help students develop an understanding of leadership theory and application, team dynamics, critical thinking, diversity and positive peer networks., the conference costs just $20, which includes travel, lodging, meals and conference materials.
Applications are ready and can be picked up from the Department of Campus Life, located in Ste. 223 in the Student Activities Center or downloaded from
. Applications are due by Wednesday, Mar. 13.
For more information regarding the Student Leadership Conference, contact the one, the only, Lakiesa Cantey Rawlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2013 Student Leadership and Involvement Awards Program, Apr. 18
Clayton State University student leaders and organizations make significant contributions to the campus environment and surrounding communities. The Student Leadership & Involvement Awards provides the Division of Student Affairs with an opportunity to recognize those outstanding students and organizations for their hard work and dedication.
Application Packets will be available starting Monday, Feb. 25. The application packet is available for pick-up in the Department of Campus Life located in the Student Activities Center Administrative Ste. 223. Applications can also be downloaded from the Campus Life website – www.clayton.edu/campus-life
. The application deadline is Friday, Mar. 22 at 5 p.m.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, contact (678) 466-5433 or CampusLife@clayton.edu