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Clayton State Veterans Resource Center Bringing Former VFW Commander-in-Chief to Campus for Memorial

Clayton State Veterans Resource Center Bringing Former VFW Commander-in-Chief to Campus for Memorial

MORROW, Ga. -- John F. Gwizdak, former (2000/2001) commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is coming to the Clayton State University campus to speak on the occasion of Memorial Day.

Gwizdak, a resident of Raleigh, Ga., will be appearing at Clayton State on Friday, May 25 under the sponsorship of the University’s Veterans Resource Center (VRC), and a grant from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. His address, which is free and open to the public, will start at noon at the outdoor Lawson Amphitheater, located between the James M. Baker University Center and Spivey Hall.

According to Shiraz Karaa, interim director of the VRC, Gwizdak will talk about the historical significance of Memorial Day and address student veterans about using their GI benefits and the importance of education and completing college.

Community Education Session - Counseling for Veterans

Community Education Session - Counseling for Veterans

May 9, 2012   Community Education Session - Counseling for Veterans - FREE Event at Jim Huie Recreation Center 6:00pm-8:00pm.  Must pre-register by May 6th.

Movie in the Park at the Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center (Rex Park)

Movie in the Park at the Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center (Rex Park)

May 12, 2012 MOVIE IN THE PARK - FREE Event. Located at the Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center (Rex Park). Movie will begin at dusk (9:00pm).

Movie playing: "The Smurfs."

Clayton County Welcomes Author of Book Tracing Story of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Ancestors

Clayton County Welcomes Author of Book Tracing Story of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Ancestors

New York Times correspondent and author Rachel L. Swarns will be signing her new book, “American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama,” at the National Archives at Atlanta on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. Beginning in the 1800’s, the book tells the captivating story of Michelle Obama’s ancestors and their five-generation journey from slavery to the most prominent position in our nation. Clayton County will be among the first of several stops during the book signing tour for Ms. Swarns. First Lady Obama’s great-great-great grandmother was a slave on a farm in what is now considered Clayton County, Georgia, in the mid-nineteenth century.

An announcement of the book has been approved by Ms. Swarns’ publicist as follows:

3 words: Frappuccino Happy Hour

3 words: Frappuccino Happy Hour

ATLANTA -- It's back! Starbucks' wildly popular Frappuccino Happy Hour event will return this Friday, May 4.

The coffeehouse chain will hold Frappuccino Happy Hour every day through Sunday, May 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All sizes of the Frappuccino frozen drinks are half-price during Happy Hour.

Starbucks has brought back its two coconut drinks -- the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino and the Coconut Crème Frappuccino -- for summer. It also debuted two brand new flavors on Tuesday.

The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is "an indulgent blend of rich mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, Frappuccino chips, our signature Frappuccino Roast coffee and milk blended with ice and topped with delicious chocolatey whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumbles."

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market, located inside the W Atlanta-Midtown, is rolling out two new promotions with the High Museum of Art in Midtown beginning the week of April 16 in order to encourage guests to support the arts and to offer a convenient and free parking option for museum-goers.

The restaurant’s Artful Thursdays will take place every Thursday evening beginning at 5 p.m. and includes the following:

·         Complimentary valet at the W Atlanta-Midtown (guests most present their High Museum ticket and their Spice Market receipt upon leaving to receive valet services free of charge)

·         Half-priced tickets to the High Museum of Art, which can be purchased at the Museum. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Study sessions planned for Clayton State students

Study sessions planned for Clayton State students

MORROW, Ga. -- Clayton State University plans to host three study initiatives for students preparing to take their final exams, vice president for enrollment management and academic success Dr. Mark Daddona announced Monday.

A Tutoring Blitz, sponsored by the Center for Academic Success, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 25 and Thursday, Apr. 26. Daddona said "drop-in" tutoring will be available for almost every subject, and refreshments will be served as well. The Tutoring Blitz is held in the James M. Baker University Center.

Saturday, Apr. 28 is Science Study Day, where students enrolled in science courses can receive extra help. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in rooms G211 and G213 of the Arts & Sciences Building.