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Clayton State Roundup

CSU to celebrate electronic library's birthday

The electronic library that links Georgia universities, public schools, technical colleges, public libraries, and private academic libraries, is turning 15.

Clayton State University has announced it will observe the birthday of the online library, better known as GALILEO, today, beginning at 11 a.m., by serving birthday cake on "Main Street" in the James M. Baker University Center. The center is on the university's main campus in Morrow.

GALILEO is actually a shortened version of the library's full name, which is GeorgiA (GA) LIbrary (LI) LEarning (LE) Online (O), according to a statement from Clayton State.

According to the university's statement, GALILEO was set up by the University System of Georgia, in 1995, using special initiative funding that was provided by the Georgia General Assembly. Then-Clayton State President, Richard A. Skinner, was the chairman of the committee charged with getting the online library system set up, the university's statement says.

-- Curt Yeomans

CSU to host gender communications workshop

Does this make me look fat?

When it comes to communication between the sexes, questions like "Do you think I'm pretty?" and "Is this a trick question?" may come up. Officials from Clayton State University's Office of Counseling and Psychological Services are inviting the public to attend a free, interactive workshop on gender communications next month.

During the workshop, where the "Adams" and the "Eves" stand in relation to each other, when it comes to communicating with one another, will be examined, according to a written announcement from the university.

The workshop, entitled "Envisioning a World Where We Can Understand Each Other: An Interactive Community Exercise," will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., in the ballroom of Clayton State's Student Activities Center. The center is on the university's main campus, in Morrow.

For more information on the workshop, send an e-mail to jenniferdean@clayton.edu.

-- Curt Yeomans

CSU to offer education degree info session

Anyone who is thinking about seeking a degree in secondary education is being invited to come to Clayton State University for an information session, today.

The session will focus on what students have to do to get ready to teach English, biology, history, or mathematics to students from the sixth-grade, through the twelfth-grade, according to a university statement. Representatives from Clayton State's English, mathematics, natural sciences, humanities and teacher education departments are expected to be on hand to provide information on their programs, according to the statement.

The university has announced the session will be held in room 101 of the university's Arts and Sciences Building, from 11:15 a.m., to 12:15 p.m. The Arts and Sciences Building is located on Clayton State's main campus, in Morrow.

For more information about Clayton State's secondary education programs, call (678) 466-4825.

-- Curt Yeomans