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Buyback at The Loch Shop -- *Sell Your Books For Cash*
July 23 to July 25: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July 26: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Also, a friendly reminder that books rented for summer semester are due back to the Loch Shop by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 29.
Center for Continuing Education to Hold Open House in Jonesboro, July 27
The Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education will hold an Open House at the University’s Lucy Huie Hall, 9157 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, Ga., from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 27.
The Jonesboro Open House will feature Information Sessions on three in-demand professions that the Center for Continuing Education offers certificate programs for; Computer Support Technician, Light Commercial HVAC, and Powerplant Technology.
The Computer Support Technician Certificate Program session will begin at 9 a.m., the Light Commercial HVAC Certificate Program session at 10 a.m., and the Powerplant Technology Certificate Program session at 11:30 a.m.
Party for Good, Aug. 9
The Party for Good will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in SAC Ballrooms and on the SAC Green. There will be inflatables and outdoor activities on the SAC Green and community projects facilitated by student organizations in the SAC Ballrooms.
HUB Service Change for Clayton State — Fayette, July 24
The HUB's Clayton State — Fayette location staff will consolidate with the phone staff on Wednesday July 24. Most services will be available via phones, email, and remote support. We thank your for you understanding and appreciate your patience during this transition.
Alumni Association Accepting Nominations for Alumni Achievement Awards Until July 26
The Clayton State University Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Alumni Achievement Awards. The awards will be presented at the Thursday, Sept. 26 Alumni Association Achievement Awards Dinner.
Nominations are being solicited for three categories: Distinguished Alumnus, Recent Graduate Alumnus, and Outstanding “Future” Alumnus. For more information, including the nomination criteria, visit: https://www.myschoolcast.com/UserFiles/Docs/3353/Alumni-Achivement-Award-Nomination-Packet.pdf. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, July 26, 2013.
According to Clayton State Director of Alumni Relations Leila Tatum, the Alumni Association seeks to recognize the University’s alumni and alumnae who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at the University.
Tatum also points out that students can get in on the action too, as the Outstanding Future Alumnus category recognizes an outstanding current student, notably standout students who display strong leadership abilities and who bleed orange and blue.
SABE/IAREP/ICABEEP 2013 Conference — Bringing Economics and Psychology Together in the Wake of the Financial Crisis — Open to all Clayton State Faculty, Staff and Students The co-chairs of the above conference, Reza Kheirandish, associate professor of Economics at Clayton State, and Shabnam Mousavi, assistant professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins University, are opening the conference sessions and events to all Clayton State faculty, staff, and students, on first come, first serve basis, as long as there are available seats. “We want our Clayton State community to benefit from this unique event that is happening on our campus,” says Kheirandish. Go to the conference website at http://www.clayton.edu/2013-sabe-iarep-icabeep-conference for more information about the scope of the conference and the conference schedule.
The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE), the International Association for Research in Economics & Psychology (IAREP), and the International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology (ICABEEP) international interdisciplinary conference will run from July 25 to July 29. This conference is the largest gathering of scholars with interest in Economic Psychology and Behavioral Economics.
James Cox – Director, Experimental Economics Center, Georgia State University:
Theory and Experiment for Homo Reciprocans
Glenn Harrison – Director, Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk, Georgia State University:
The Myths of Behavioral Economics
David Laibson – Harvard University (Kahneman Lecturer):
How to Design a Commitment Contract
Amnon Rapoport – University of Arizona (SABE Lecturer):
Behavioral Traffic Flow in Congestible Networks
Volunteers Needed for International Conference, July 25 to July 29
Clayton State University will host an international conference from July 25 to July 29 on the specialized and inter-linked disciplines of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology. Greeters or hosts are needed. Students, faculty and staff are invited to assist regardless of major or field of study. In return, it could be a great learning and networking opportunity. Volunteers will need to dress in business attire, and some of the responsibilities will include escorting participants to meeting locations, manning registration/sign-in tables, and hooking up laptops for presentations.
A meeting for volunteers is scheduled for Monday, July 22, at 11 a.m., in the College of Business Conference Room – T-236.
Volunteers are needed for any portion of the following days/times Friday, July 26—all day, Saturday, July 27—morning, and Sunday, July 28—all day.
The Conference Daily Schedule is available at the website listed below to assist you in selecting the times your schedule will permit you to volunteer.
Volunteers are welcome to attend any of the lecture sessions, hear the plenary speakers, the musical program at Spivey Hall and a Stand-Up Economist, Dr. Yoram Bauman. Your registration fee will be waived and seats are first come-first served.
For more information, please go to the website: http://www.clayton.edu/2013-sabe-iarep-icabeep-conference.
If you decide you want to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Mary Gladin email@example.com.
Course/Instructor Evaluations – Summer Session II and Full Summer Term, by July 27
Please complete the course and instructor evaluations for Summer Session II and Full Summer Term classes by Saturday, July 27 (the evaluation surveys will be available on the SWAN beginning Saturday, July 13).
For each class you are taking, there is one online survey which combines the course and the instructor(s) questions. The evaluations give Clayton State University valuable feedback regarding the curriculum and the instruction that you receive. This survey data is used to improve courses, to evaluate the instructors, and to satisfy accreditation requirements.
Your instructor may set aside time for the evaluations. If no time is set aside, please complete the evaluations on your own by going to the SWAN portal, clicking the MY COURSES tab and locating the COURSE SURVEY channel. Your courses will be listed. Click on the course title to open the survey for that course.
In order for the survey to be complete you must enter a response to all required questions and click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the survey. Please note, there is also an option to opt out of each evaluation by clicking on a button at the bottom of the survey. Students in Summer Session I classes who do not complete the surveys will not be able to view their grades in those classes until Aug. 10.
The department heads and instructors only receive the summary data of the class’s comments after grades become final. Students’ names are not connected in any way to the evaluations.
Georgia Grown Farmers Showcase, July 27
The Atlanta State Farmers Market (off Exit 237 of I-75) will be hosting the Georgia Grown Farmer’s Showcase from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. More than three dozen vendors are expected to provide summer produce, prepared food s from local restaurants, information on food safety for food preparation in the home, and samples of Georgia’s finest cheeses, jellies, honey and more.
Auxiliary Services Semester Break Hours
During the semester break, the units of Auxiliary Services will have the following operating hours:
Loch Shop/LakerCard Center – July 29 – Aug. 2
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday – Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
A Time for Grilling… Until July 30 The Loch Shop’s most recent promo is now up on www.ishoplochshop.com. And what might that be? Glad you asked. Since the Summer Grilling Season is well underway, The Loch Shop is featuring a "Summer Grilling" promo with 10 percent off of everything under the “Tailgating” category; everything from chairs to aprons to tents to coolers. The Summer Grilling promo is valid until July 30, 2013. Go to www.claytonstategear.com.
Clayton State Track and Cross Country Athletes Need Used Furniture by July 31
Head Track and Cross Country Coach Mike Mead is seeking used furniture, particularly twin beds and dressers, as well as sofas, chairs, tables, etc., that individuals would be willing to part with. It’s for a good cause — namely some of the Lakers track and cross country athletes who are coming from out of state and will be living off-campus this fall.
Mead and his runners will do the hauling. Please contact Mead by July 31 at (678) 466-4679 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for Fall Classes by Aug. 1
If you have not yet registered for fall classes, please do so as soon as possible. Classes are filling as new students attend orientation this summer. The registration and fee payment deadline is Aug. 1. After that date, students will be charged a $100 late registration fee. Please register as soon as possible to get a good class schedule and avoid the late fee!
AFAA Group Exercise (GX): The Practical Way™ Workshop & Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification Want to be a Group X Instructor? The Department of Recreation & Wellness will host AFAA’s Group Exercise (GX): The Practical Way™ Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification on Sunday, Aug. 4, also from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the SAC Fitness Center Studio B. The Group Exercise Workshop is designed to prepare uncertified instructors to take the Group Exercise Certification and to refresh current instructors on their teaching skills. The Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification will allow aspiring instructors to become certified to teach Group Exercise and includes both practical and written assessments. These two events are open to anyone. The Practical Way™ Workshop cost is $179 and the Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification cost is $299. For more information visit http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/fitnesscenter/groupexercise or contact Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (Fitness & Wellness), at email@example.com.
Bookstore Bucks, Starting Aug. 5
Bookstore Bucks (formerly Financial Aid Book Money) will be available Monday, Aug. 5 to Tuesday, Aug. 20. Up to $1,000 of your unused Financial Aid will automatically be deposited in your Bookstore Bucks account on Aug. 5 for you to purchase anything in the Loch Shop. After August 20, unused Bookstore Bucks are returned to your student account and refunded in late August based on your refund preference through Higher One.
Insanity & PiYo Instructor Certifications The Department of Recreation & Wellness will host Beachbody’s Insanity® instructor certification on Saturday, Aug.10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and PiYo instructor training on Sunday, Aug. 11, also from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the SAC Fitness Center Studio B. Insanity's high-intensity activity forces the body to work for longer periods of time at a higher capacity than traditional workouts. As a result, people experience faster increases in cardiovascular fitness, and burn carbohydrates and fat more efficiently — as much as 1,000 calories per hour! If yoga makes you yawn, Piyo will make you strong! Be a yoga rebel with PiYo Strength®. It's a unique core-strengthening workout inspired by yoga and Pilates. With upbeat music and a constant flow of moves, it's a rhythmic, dynamic, and intense workout designed to build strength and flexibility. Both programs are open to everyone. The cost for Insanity® instructor certification is $249, and the cost for Piyo instructor training is $189. For more information visit http://www.clayton.edu/recwell/fitnesscenter/groupexercise or contact Lisa Williamson, assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (Fitness & Wellness), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Services Part-Time Job Fair, Aug. 13
The Clayton State Office of Career Services will hold a Student Part-Time Job Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be held on campus at the James M. Baker University Center on Main Street during Welcome Week.
Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra Seeking Strings Players
The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking musicians for all string positions. Auditions for the orchestra's 2013-2014 season will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Clayton State University Music Building.
The audition will include a solo of your choice, sight reading and an interview concerning your playing background.
To schedule an audition please email the conductor, Dr. Richard Bell, at email@example.com.
The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra devoted to meeting the cultural needs of audiences and performers in the Southern Crescent area of Metro Atlanta. Members of the orchestra include professional musicians, music educators and amateur musicians, all of whom strive to utilize their full potential in presenting a quality musical product. For the coming season the orchestra will partner with the Clayton State University Orchestra for performances in Spivey Hall and the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.The SCSO is conducted by Bell, Carl Rieke, and Michael Puckett. For more information you may visit www.scsymphony.org.
SBDC to Hold Starting a Business Workshop in Griffin, Aug. 14
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting a Business Workshop” on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce/Griffin Welcome Center, 143 N. Hill St., Griffin, Ga.
The cost of the workshop is $69 per person, with a 50 percent discount for current Clayton State students, faculty and staff, who should contact Heather Chaney for discount code. Also, there is 50 percent off each additional person who registers with an individual when the first person pays the full fee of $69 (discounts cannot be combined).
To register, go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=1a6868d9-04af-4163-99a5-bdf9113a3411&page_name=view_classes&city=Morrow.
SBDC Class on "Writing a Living Business Plan" Aug. 15
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be presenting a class on "Writing a Living Business Plan" on Thursday, Aug. 15.
The class will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be held in room G127 on the first floor of the Clayton State Arts & Sciences Building. The registration fee is $69 per person.
Topics for discussion during "Writing a Living Business Plan" will include:
Telling a compelling and provocative story;
Completing a SWOT analysis;
Setting goals and key performance indicators;
Compiling sections of the plan, including marketing, HR, financial, operational; Calculating profit and loss projections, balance sheets, cash flow statements;
Finding sources and determining the cost of capital.
A sample business plan will be among the handouts provided with the class.
Interested parties can register at www.georgiasbdc.org or call SBDC Program Coordinator Heather Chaney at (678) 466-5100.
Save the Date — Alumni Association Achievement Awards Dinner, Sept. 26 Clayton State University Alumni Association presents the Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, honoring; Distinguished Alumnus, Recent Graduate Alumnus, Outstanding “Future” Alumnus. To nominate an individual, go to http://www.myschoolcast.com/UserFiles/Docs/3353/Alumni-Achivement-Award-Nomination-Packet.pdf. All nomination forms and supporting documents must be submitted to the Clayton State University Alumni Association office by July 26, 2013.
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Apple MacBook Discounts Through The Loch Shop The Loch Shop has a deal in place for any Clayton State student, faculty or staff member to get educational discount pricing on Apple MacBook computers through the following website… http://www.ishoplochshop.com/site_apple.asp? For more information on the MacBook Pro, go to http://education.apple.com/images/MBPro_DM_700px_AoC_1X_FINAL.jpg.