Scheduled Maintenance for GaView
GeorgiaVIEW is planning an additional scheduled maintenance from 10 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2012 until 7 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2012. This maintenance involves the application of a Java certificate patch. Although the maintenance may not take the entire maintenance window, USG reserves the entire window in case of complications or if additional maintenance is necessary.
Free Car Seat Check Event at Sam’s Club of Morrow, May 19
WHO: Safe Kids Clayton County and the Clayton County Board of Health, along with co-sponsors Sam’s Club, the Clayton County Police Department, and Georgia State Patrol.
WHAT: Will host a Free Car Seat Check Event
WHEN: Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Sam’s Club, 7325 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow, Ga.
WHY: While seat belts are one of the most effective safety feature ever invented and have helped save thousands of lives, one in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic accidents are the leading killer of children ages 10-19. While child safety seats are the best defense children have against traumatic injuries during a crash, four out of five seats are improperly installed.
The Safe Kids Clayton County Free Car Seat Check will promote proper seat belt and child safety seat use. During the event, parents will have the opportunity to learn how to install their child safety seats properly.
CONTACT: For more information, contact Enjoli Jones, SKCC Coordinator, at (678) 479-2204.
Maymester Course/Instructor Evaluations
Course and instructor evaluations for MAYMESTER classes will be available from Wednesday, May 16 through Sunday, May 20.
For each class you are taking, there are TWO online evaluations to complete. The evaluations give Clayton State University valuable feedback regarding the curriculum and the instruction that you receive. This survey data is used to improve courses, to evaluate the instructors, and to satisfy accreditation requirements.
Your instructor may set aside time for the evaluations. If no time is set aside, please complete the evaluations on your own by going to the SWAN portal and logging onto the DUCK. You should receive a message with a link when you log on. If there is no message, navigate to the academic history page and click on the link in the final grade column. Please note, there is also an option to opt out of each evaluation by clicking on a button at the bottom of each survey.
The department heads and instructors only receive the summary data of the class’s comments after grades become final. Students’ names are not connected in any way to the evaluations.
Department of Recreation & Wellness Summer 2012 Group Exercise Schedule
Boot Camp: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
B.L.T. (Butts, Legs, & Thighs): Tuesdays at noon
Cardio Funk: Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
Core & More: Thursdays at noon; Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Hip-Hop Aerobics: Fridays at noon
RIPPED: Wednesdays at noon
Step & Sculpt: Mondays at noon
Spin: Wednesdays at noon; Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
Zumba: Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Classes start June 4, classes end, July 27. No classes on July 4.
Dining Dollar Plans Available for Students for Summer 2012
Dining Dollar plans will be available for students to purchase during the summer semester for use at any retail location. Dining Dollar plans can be purchased via the SWAN using Financial Aid May 16-23, or by cash or credit card anytime in the LakerCard Center. Remember, Dining Dollar purchases will save you seven percent sales tax. Unused Dining Dollars from the summer will carry forward to fall 2012.
Financial Aid Book Money Dates for Summer 2012
Financial Aid Book Money will be available in the Loch Shop May 16 – 23, 2012. During this time, up to $1,000 of your unused Financial Aid will be available for use in the Loch Shop to purchase textbooks, course materials, and other any merchandise you might need.
Dining Dollar Plans and Laptop Funds for Summer 2012
From May 16-23, 2012, you can purchase a Dining Dollar plan and/or request additional unused Financial Aid to purchase a laptop in the Loch Shop. During these dates, log in to the SWAN and click on the Essentials tab. Find the appropriate channel and submit your request. If Financial Aid funds are available, your request will be approved within about one business day. You will be notified via email.
Link to the Work/Home Life Balance Survey
The University is evaluating factors related to work-life balance for different members of the campus community. The Child Care Task Force is specifically interested in understanding how the campus community balances parental responsibilities with work and/or school responsibilities.
Please take a few minutes to complete the Work/Home Life Balance survey located at the link below. It will be available until May 21, but we encourage you to complete it as soon as possible. Your data will be confidential and will be used to help the University engage in planning activities that allow our campus to fully support students, staff, and faculty. Thanks in advance for your participation!
Child Care Task Force:
Dr. Deborah Deckner
Dr. Elaine Manglitz
Dr. Susan Copeland
Dr. Pinar Gurkas
Dr. Erica Dotson
Spivey Hall Children’s Choir to Conclude 2011/2012 Season this Weekend
All 170 members of the famed Spivey Hall Children’s Choir will be performing on the stage of Clayton State University’s equally-famed Spivey Hall this weekend, as part of a series of concerts that will conclude the Choir’s 2011/2012 season.
The Spivey Hall Young Artists and Spivey Hall Children's Choir will open the weekend’s program on Friday, May 18, as the talents and achievements of all 170 Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program singers will be showcased in a 7 p.m. concert in Spivey Hall. Admission for this concert is $20 for adults and $10 for children.
On Saturday May 19 and Sunday, May 20, the Spivey Hall Children's Choir and the Spivey Hall Tour Choir will perform
with unmistakable spirit, refinement, and remarkable beauty of tone and expression. Both concerts will start at 3 p.m. The Tour Choir represents the 50 most advanced of these talented singers, and has also represented Spivey Hall, Clayton State University and Georgia in its travels throughout the U.S. and overseas.
Admission for these concerts is $20 for adults and $10 for children. Go to www.spiveyhall.org
for tickets, or more information.
SBDC Bringing Popular Starting a Business Class to Clayton State – East, May 23
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be bringing its popular Starting a Business class close to home this month.
After offering the class in Fayette, Henry and Spalding counties, SBDC is returning home, that is, just east of the main campus of Clayton State. The next Starting a Business class will be held at Clayton State – East, on Trammell Road in Morrow, on Wednesday, May 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Please see the link below to register. The cost of the class is $69. http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=description&product=111129&referrer=view_classes&city=Morrow&cart=a30ccf35-230f-4e34-a16f-e2621169d1e2
Current Clayton State students and staff will receive a 50 percent discount, and should contact SDBC’s Heather Chaney for the discount code before registering.
Atlanta Export Symposium, May 23
Through his capacity as president of World Trade Center Atlanta, Clayton State Director of the Office of International Programs John Parkerson has arranged free attendance for any College of Business students or faculty who might wish to attend the Atlanta Export Symposium on May 23, at the World Trade Center.
This is an ambitious program, with outstanding sponsors and program panelists. It should provide excellent substantive content and networking opportunities for students who are interested in international business, international marketing and supply chain.
Any individuals who wish to attend should contact Parkerson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (678) 466-4091.
VRC Bringing Former VFW Commander-in-Chief to Campus for Memorial Day Speech, May 25
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 in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center.
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.
Clayton State to Hold Annual Alumni Dinner at Turner Field’s 755 Club, Sept. 22
The Clayton State University Alumni Association will look to hit a grand slam once again at its 20th
Annual Alumni Dinner.
Next fall, the Alumni Association will hold its annual event at the 755 Club located at Turner Field. The Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22. All Clayton State alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University are invited to the event.
“We are so excited about having the opportunity to have our dinner at the 755 Club this year” says Alumni Association President Ben Hopkins. “We’ve had our annual event at some wonderful venues all over Atlanta and this will be another special night for alumni and friends.”
The dinner portion of the event will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a reception; starting at 6:15 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a special tour of Turner Field, which includes a behind-the-scenes look in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse.
In conjunction with the dinner, the Alumni Association will also recognize its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and hold a benefit auction.