School Notebook - October 12, 2011

Thursday, Friday, Oct 13-14

The Clayton State University Department of Campus Life will host its Third Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference on Thursday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 14, in the Student Activities Center. The event is free to Clayton State students. Clayton State faculty and staff pay $20, non-Clayton State attendees, pay $35. Registration is available online at: https://adminsystems2.clayton.edu/diversityconference/.

Friday, Oct. 14

The Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ Music Division will present a piano trio concert in the University’s world-famous Spivey Hall on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. This free concert will feature Chairperson of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Associate Professor of Music Susan Tusing on the piano, accompanied by Betul Soykan, on the violin, and Nan Kemberling, on the cello. Their program will be as follows: Paul JUON Trio Miniatures, BEETHOVEN Trio in C minor, Op. 1 No. 3, SHOSTAKOVICH Trio in E minor, Op. 67.

For more information, visit: www.spiveyhall.org/concerts/susan-tusing-piano-betul-soykan-violin-nan-kemberling-cello.

Oct. 18

The Clayton County Retired Educators Association will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m., at the Jonesboro First United Methodist Church on Main street, in the Christian Activities Building. A special program will be presented by the Busy Bees coordinated by Tom Bonnell. Contact Wilton Marchman, at (770) 946-4631, or at: wmarchman@comcast.net.


The U.S. Army has announced that Pvt. Cedric L. Ricks graduated from the Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, in Lawton, Okla. The course is designed to train soldiers as specialists to operate the advanced field artillery tactical data systems for both cannon-and multiple-launch rocket systems. The specialists play a critical role in the safe, accurate, and lethal delivery of the field artillery's various fire support systems used to support infantry and tank units in combat. Ricks is the son of Keisha D. Wright, of Malibu Bay Drive, West Palm Beach, Fla., and the nephew of Cherise McDougal, of Newbury Drive, in Jonesboro, Ga.

The U.S. Army also announced that Pvt. Stephen T. Knight has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, in Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. Knight is the son of Steve Knight, of Brookwood Lane, Fayetteville, and the grandson of Marguerite Knight, of Cameron Road, in Morrow.


Clayton State University Health Services (UHS) is offering flu shots for the Clayton State, and surrounding, communities. No appointment is necessary for the shots, which can be administered to individuals, age 3 and older. Costs for shots are: Clayton State students, faculty, staff, and family members, $15. For the general public, $20. The Vaccine Information Sheet and the 2011 Flu Shot Consent form are available on the UHS web site: http://nursing.clayton.edu/uhs/.

The Clayton County Public Library System offers many services to students, including online practice tests and tutorials in math, reading, and writing, test-preparation materials (SAT, ASVAB, GED, TOEFFL, occupational aptitude tests, etc.), online computer classes, and online language-learning classes. Visit the library's web site at www.claytonpl.org, for more information.

School Notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily, compiled by staff writer Jeylin White. She can be reached via e-mail at jwhite@news-daily.com.#