CSU celebrates Constitution with annual reading


Clayton State University administrators, faculty, staff, and students will celebrate the 221st anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Thursday, Sept. 18, at noon, with the annual reading of the document in the James M. Baker University Center.


The Clayton County Board of Education is scheduled to hold a business meeting on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at the school system's Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro. New board members Mary Baker, Jessie Goree, Lindsey McDaniel, and Trena Morris will be sworn in at 6 p.m., and an executive session will take place at 6:30 p.m. Public comment, which was originally scheduled to be heard on Aug. 28, will be given at the meeting as well.

Sept. 25

Clayton State University will kick off its new "Multicultural Middays" program on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 11:30 a.m., with a performance by the Latin-American music group, Tahino, in the University Amphitheater, which is next to Swan Lake and Spivey Hall. Tahino will perform a variety of music styles, including: Merengue; Salsa; Samba; Tango; Reggae, and Cha Cha Cha, to teach people about Hispanic culture.

Sept. 27

Clayton County Public Schools will host a Saturday Math Academy for parents of middle and high school students on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m., to noon, at the Perry Learning Center, 137 Spring Street, Jonesboro. The workshops will focus on teaching parents about changes in math classes, as well as how to help their children with homework, and how to help them prepare for standarized tests. Contact Tarcia Troup at (678)817-3094 for more information.

Sept. 29

Clayton State University and Heritage Bank will host a free financial seminar on Monday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., in room T152 of the new school of business building on the university's Morrow campus. During the seminar, attendees will learn about the economy, and how they can protect their bank deposits with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance. Clayton State Economics professors Nikki Finlay and Reza Kheirandish, and representatives from the Atlanta FDIC office,will be on hand to dispense information. Contact Barbara Stevens at (770) 515-7001 to RSVP for the seminar.

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its next Work Session on Monday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., at the district's Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro.

Oct. 2

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold a public participation meeting on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., at the district's Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro.

Oct. 3-4

The Clayton County Library system's Headquarters Branch will host a $5 book sale on Friday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m., to 5:45 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m., to 4:45 p.m., at the library, located at 865 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro. Contact the library at (770) 473-3850, for more information.

Oct. 11

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees "The Impressions" will perform on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Pkwy., Jonesboro. The group will perform several of its hits, including "People, Get Ready," "I'm So Proud," "It's Alright," and "Gypsy Woman." Performances by Rhythm and Blues singer Larissa Holiday, and jazz group "Rhapsody N Blues" are also scheduled. And, there will be a youth talent competition. Tickets cost $25 for general admission; $35 for reserve seating, and $75 for V.I.P. seating. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at (404) 249-6400, or through the Performing Arts Center box office at (770) 473-2875. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will fund scholarships for Clayton County students.

Oct. 14

Clayton State University's School of Graduate Studies will hold an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 5:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m. in room 201 of the university's Harry S. Downs Center.


Clayton State University's Health Services department will offer flu shots to members of the community on Monday, Sept. 22, from 2 p.m., to 4 p.m., in room 211 of the university's Student Center, and on Oct. 22 and 23, from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., in the James M. Baker University Center. The cost for a flu shot is $15 for Clayton State students; $17 for faculty and staff, and $23 for the general public.

The United States Army Reserve recently announced that Pfc. Candice M. Long, daughter of Jonesboro resident Michelle Small, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During her training, Long studied basic combat skills; military weapons; chemical warfare; rifle marksmanship; map reading; field tactics; the military justice system, and basic first aid.


The Clayton County Public Library system offers many services to students, including tutoring programs for those who speak either English or Spanish, and online practice tests and electronic test preparation books for the SAT, GED, ASVAB, and TOEFFL exams. Visit the Clayton County Library web site at www.claytonpl.org.

School notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Curt Yeomans. He can be reached at (770) 478-5753, ext. 247, or via e-mail at cyeomans@news-daily.com.