People’s Republic of China delegation visits Clayton State

School Notebook 12-20-13

MORROW — A delegation of 10 higher education officials from the People’s Republic of China visited Clayton State University recently under the auspices of the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

The delegation is visiting the United States with the support of the U.S. Department of Education and the Chinese Ministry of Education to study the American higher education system, making stops during its 13-day visit in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Albuquerque, N.M., and Los Angeles.

As the organization in charge of public higher education in Georgia, the University System of Georgia was asked by the National Committee on United States-China Relations to host the Chinese delegation, and to discuss the system’s role, structure and means by which it fulfills the mandate.

Part of the visit to the USG involved a visit to two of its member institutions, one of which was Clayton State.

Delegation leader Sun Yegang and his colleagues visited the university Dec. 12, spending the morning with Clayton State officials.

After a welcome by Clayton State President Dr. Thomas Hynes, the Chinese delegation received an overview of Clayton State from Associate Vice President for Extended Programs Dr. Kevin Demmitt, and a review of the mission of Clayton State as a public university from Hynes.

The delegation also learned about the College of Business at Clayton State from Interim Dean Dr. Michael Deis and Interim Associate Dean Dr. Louis Jourdan.

The College of Information and Mathematical Sciences came next, with Dean Dr. Lila Roberts, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology Dr. Junfeng Qu and Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Ken Nguyen providing an overview of CIMS.

According to Demmitt, the delegation asked questions about accreditation processes, the relationship between the business community and the university, and the process for developing new degree programs.

Finally, the delegation toured campus, led by Cele Blair, assistant director of the Clayton State Office of International Programs.

The delegation spent the afternoon at USG’s Atlanta headquarters and visited the Georgia Tech campus Friday.

Clayton State student media to release 2014 yearbook

Clayton State Student Media plans release the university’s first yearbook in 40 years. It is set for release in time for spring 2014 graduation.

The yearbook, called “Loched in Time,” will be published in both print and digital formats.

“Loched in Time” will be the third yearbook produced by Clayton State. The 1973 and 1974 Clayton Junior College “Centurion” yearbooks were the first two. The 2014 yearbook will be the first edition to have a digital component.

Both print and digital versions will include photos and articles of campus events, student organizations and senior spotlights.

The digital yearbooks, which will be distributed on a DVD, will have additional video footage. The 152-page print yearbooks will cost roughly $60 and the digital yearbooks will cost about $25.

The yearbooks will also have space for ads from graduating seniors, student organizations and businesses. These will cost $40 for a quarter page ad, $60 for a half page ad and $100 for a full page ad in the print publication and $100 in the digital edition.

Contact student media advisor Jennifer DeMond at jenniferdemond@clayton.edu for more information about “Loched in Time.”