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CSU releases inaugural service project details

Clayton State University has announced five service projects it will undertake next month, to celebrate the official inauguration of University President Tim Hynes.

Clayton State students, faculty, staff, administrators, and their families are expected to participate in the five activities, known collectively as "Clayton State Cares." The activities will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m., to noon, at sites across the Southern Crescent.

According to university spokesman, John Shiffert, the five service projects include: Turning a vacant lot in Forest Park into a community garden; spreading mulch, planting flowers, and doing basic equipment maintenance, at the Lake City Park playground; spreading mulch, planting flowers, and doing basic equipment maintenance, at Rum Creek Park, in Jonesboro; doing volunteer work at the Lafayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Fayetteville, and helping with set-up, and registration for the Second Annual Ride to Break the Cycle Motorcycle Ride, which is a fundraiser for A Friends House, in McDonough.

Hynes is scheduled to be officially invested as Clayton State's fourth permanent president on Oct. 1, at 10:30 a.m., in the university's Athletics, and Fitness Center. For more information on "Clayton State Cares," call (678) 466-5433.

-- Curt Yeomans