Please complete the course and instructor evaluations by Apr. 30 (the evaluation surveys will be available on the DUCK beginning on Monday, Apr. 16.) 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.
Students who submit BOTH sets of evaluations for each class will be allowed to see their grades early (as they are entered by the instructors) in those classes. Those who do not complete TWO evaluations (INSTRUCTOR AND COURSE) for each class will not be able to view their grades in those classes until May 21. 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.
SGA Voting Begins Today
Please vote for your 2012-2013 Student Government Association officials. Voting begins today, Apr.16, and will end at 11:59 p.m., on Wednesday, Apr. 18.
You may vote on Main Street or on your laptops through the Swan Portal.
Your 2012-2013 candidates are:
President: Cassandra Allen & Rasheen Hunter
Vice-President: Christian Reynolds & Kenyatta Baldwin
Secretary: Joshua Davis
Treasurer: Deja Nichols & Ta-Mia McGruder
Cassandra J. Henry
Ines M. Nzumgang
Fourth Annual Take Back the Night and Clothes Line Project
Clayton State University Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center and Clayton State University Counseling and Psychological Services will host the Fourth Annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) commemoration and Clothes Line Project (CLP).
The CLP will take place Monday, Apr. 16 to Thursday, Apr. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Main Street, on the second floor of Clayton State’s James M. Baker University Center.
CLP will address the issue of violence against women and men. It is a vehicle for women and men affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. The shirt will then be hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women and men. TBTN will consist of a rally, candle light vigil, and speakers will reflect on those who have been victimized by sexual violence.
TBTN will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., on the L. Jerry Eskew Stage of the Judge Eugene Lawson Amphitheater, located between the Baker Center and Spivey Hall.
Wi2STEM Yoga and Chair Massage, Apr. 17
Come join Wi2STAM for yoga and a chair massage in UC 327 on Tuesday, Apr. 17, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
This is an event you will NOT want to miss! We know you are stressed out. Take advantage of any opportunity you can to relax in between your studies, and join us for our Spring Health and Wellness meeting! Yoga with Dr. Eric Bridges, our very own associate professor of Psychology, and chair massages by D’Lor Salon and Spa (first come, first served basis)!
Bridges will be leading us in yoga breathing and stretching exercises, so wear something comfortable! No yoga mat required.
Visit D’Lor Salon and Spa website for more information or to schedule a visit: http://www.dloratlanta.com/
Email Selena Uhl to join the list and receive reminders and information about what we have coming up firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Outdoor Adventure on a Backpacking Trip to Talladega National Forest
Thick hardwood forests, sunny rock outcrops, hidden waterfalls, and the southern edge of the Appalachians make Talladega National Forest prime country for hikers, bobcats, turkeys, and deer.
Join Outdoor Adventure on this backpacking trip that offers something for both beginner and experienced backpackers. All backpacking and camping gear is provided. Sign up at the front desk of the Student Activities Center (SAC).
Destination: Talladega National Forest, Ala.
Date: Friday-Sunday, Apr. 20-22, 2012
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com
Greek Consul to Speak on "The Euro Crisis Revisited" at Clayton State on Apr. 18
The Consul of Greece, Dr. Vassilios Gouloussis, will be speaking to a College of Business class at Clayton State University on Wednesday, Apr. 18.
Gouloussis will be speaking to Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. George Nakos' “International Business” class, which meets in room 416 of the James M. Baker University Center from 12:45 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The subject of Gouloussis’ presentation will be, "The Euro Crisis Revisited." Gouloussis' visit to Clayton State was arranged by Clayton State Director of the Office of International Programs John Parkerson, through his connections with the local consular corps. Parkerson is the honorary consul for Hungary for the Southeastern United States.
Clayton State University Chamber Winds and Percussion, Apr. 18
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts / Division of Music presents the Clayton State University Chamber Winds and Percussion, Patrick Carney, conductor, on Wednesday, Apr. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Admission to this Spivey Hall performance is free.
MEISA Sponsoring Free Outdoor Concert by Clayton State Jazz Combo, Apr. 18
MEISA, the Music & Entertainment Industry Students Association of Clayton State University, is promoting a free outdoor concert featuring the Clayton State Jazz Combo.
The concert will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 18, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., live on the L. Jerry Eskew Stage of the Judge Eugene Lawson Amphitheater, located between the James M. Baker University Center and Spivey Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” Only Two Nights Remaining, Apr. 19, Apr. 20
Opening night for the spring production of the Clayton State Theatre was great and night number two was electric, even better than the first! With only two nights left, the remaining show dates are Thursday, Apr. 19, and Friday Apr. 20, each night at 7:30 p.m.
All productions will be held in the Clayton State Theater, room 132 of the University’s Arts & Sciences Building. Admission is free to all Clayton State students and only $5 for non-students.
The University’s talented Theatre majors really performed on the three opening nights, and you don’t want to miss the gifted cast members’ remaining performances for this production, as they appear to be getting better as the nights go by. The all-student cast captivated with their melodious voices and entertained the audience with every clever punch line.
“Tonight’s performance put me in mind of any production I have seen at the fabulous Fox, or the lovely Alliance theatres,” says the Theatre’s Maya C. Houston. “The scenes and the scene changes exemplified the end result of a dedicated team of true professionals who have come together and worked really hard to give 100 percent in all areas of this production.
“Players from Northern California to southeast Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, and Morrow, really put on a show of perfect performing arts. I loved it and wouldn’t change a thing! They successfully explored love and relationships and the cumbersome situations that befall us as we move toward marriage and managing the issues that plague us on a daily basis, and they made it a gut-busting, harmonizing, self-reflecting fun recap of our individual love lives. It was so nice I have to say it twice; you must see this show of perfect performing arts; you will love it, and you will not want to change a thing!”
Cygnet Schedules Annual Launch Party, Apr. 19
Clayton State University literary magazine that highlights the literary and artistic work of the student body,Cygnet
, will hold its annual launch party on Thursday, Apr. 19, at 7 p.m., in room 101 in the Harry S. Downs Center.
The launch party is open to everyone on campus and to the community. The featured readers at the party will be students whose work was selected for this year’s issue.
The student editors of this year’s Cygnet
include: Sebastian Lubbers (Lakeland, Fla.), Jasmine Cason (Jonesboro), Christen Greene (Savannah) and Gregory Kirk (Jonesboro).
Day of Silence, Apr. 19
The Gay-Straight Alliance, Campus Life and Counseling & Psychological Services once again bring you the Day of Silence, Apr. 19. The Day of Silence is a day in which participants take a Vow of Silence in honor of those students who have been silenced by bullying and harassment due to their actual or perceived sexual orientation.
From 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Clayton States students who are participating will be wearing red shirts and handing out cards that explain their silence to others. Those who are unable to take the vow of silence but wish to show their support (otherwise known as supporters) will wear black shirts and will help with volunteering for the event, such as setting up and breaking down the Safe Zone in the UC Loft and helping to prepare for the Breaking the Silence Rally that evening.
If you are interested in registering as a participant or a supporter go to http:dosatcsu2012.eventbrite.com
After the Day of Silence and the Student Involvement Fair, come out and help the Gay-Straight Alliance and the participants and supporters of the Day of Silence celebrate the lives of those who refused to be silenced by bullying and harassment. Come hear Kevin J. Thornton’s story with a musical and comical twist. Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are free, but you must register as seating is limited! To reserve your seat visit http://dosrally2012.eventbrite.com
Campus Open Budget Meeting, Apr. 20
As is now usual practice, we will be holding a campus wide open budget meeting before sending materials to the University System Office.
The meeting is scheduled on Friday, Apr. 20, at 9 a.m. in Lecture Hall Room 12. There were literally few if any alternatives for the timing of this session, given a variety of schedule conflicts, and the requirement that the institution’s budget must be sent to the Board Office by month’s end. It was also necessary to have the list of possible new funding requests vetted by the Planning and Budget Advisory Committee prior to an open meeting. Waiting until that time will allow discussion of that group’s first take on priority recommendations for the coming year for new funding initiatives. It will also give us time to reflect on the connections between present budget uses and new budget requests, and the strategic plan.
If you have not seen the very excellent summary of details associated with the “budget process,” you might consider glancing at http://www.clayton.edu/budget/budgetprocess
. This provides an excellent reminder of the many steps associated with the budget process in our role as a member of the University System of Georgia.
Charity Yard Sale, Apr. 20, Apr. 21
A charity yard sale to benefit Shining Light Ministries will be held at Bethany Baptist Church, 4 Bethany Rd., McDonough, Ga., on Friday, Apr. 20 and Saturday, Apr. 21.
Clayton State Director of Financial Aid Pat Barton, one of the organizers of this event, says that donations are needed for the yard sale. To arrange for drop-offs for donations, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shining Light Ministries is a non-profit, 12-month residential program with two housing facilities that treats drug addicts and alcoholics.
SBDC to Hold “Starting a Business” in Griffin, Apr. 24
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a “Starting a Business” workshop at the Griffin Welcome Center/Griffin Chamber of Commerce, 143 N. Hill St., in Griffin, on Tuesday, Apr. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon.
“Starting a Business” is a comprehensive workshop on important decisions that need to be made prior to opening a business.
The cost is $69 per person with 50 percent off each additional person. All Clayton State students and employees also get 50 percent off.
To register, go to; http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?page_name=view_cart&addproduct=111025&cart=42bf1309-fcb0-4360-a239-8373c2ec544a
Clayton State University Jazz Combo Presents “We Write, We Play” in Spivey Hall, Apr. 25
The Clayton State University Department of Visual & Performing Arts presents the Clayton State University Jazz Combo in “We Write, We Play,” a concert featuring student compositions and arrangements, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 25, in Spivey Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Directed by Stacey Houghton (Rex), “We Write, We Play” will introduce several new compositions and arrangements by Clayton State University students including Josh Singleton, Kelly Jarrard, Avys Burroughs, Afolabi Giwa, and Prakash Acharya in addition to a mix of jazz standards.
Jupiter String Quartet to be Featured on Public Broadcasting Atlanta., Apr. 25
Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA), which operates WABE 90.1 FM, will be featuring the Jupiter String Quartet on Wednesday, Apr. 25, with a recorded performance and interview.
The Jupiters will air on John Lemley’s “City Café” program on WABE from noon to 1 p.m. The performance was originally given at the PBA studio for members of PBA’s Cornerstone Society. The musicians’ edited interview, also with Lemley, will air during the same program. This broadcast occurs during PBA’s pledge week.
The performance in question was a highlight of the Jupiter String Quartet’s February/March 2012 residency week at Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall, under the auspices of “Project Jupiter,” a three-year community-outreach initiative of Spivey Hall and the Jupiter String Quartet. Project Jupiter is made possible with special funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts, South Arts, and The Hampton Inn of Morrow, Ga.
Women’s Forum Scholarship Luncheon, Apr. 26
In partnership with the Clayton News Daily, the Clayton State Women’s Forum cordially invites you to join us on Thursday, Apr. 26 for the annual Scholarship Luncheon, with special guest speaker Ronda Rich.
The luncheon will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center.
Rich is the best-selling author of “What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should).” That book launched a new career for the former award-winning sports writer, who has now become a popular Southern sage, dispensing musings and observations in her weekly, syndicated newspaper column, Dixie Divas, and speaking at more than 100 events each year as a humorous and inspirational speaker.
R.S.V.P. for the luncheon are required by Apr. 23 to Francine Mocniak at (678) 466-5426, or FrancineMocniak@clayton.edu
. The cost is $15.
Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Auditions, Apr. 28
On Saturday, Apr. 28, the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program will hold its 19th annual season auditions. Started in spring of 1994, the choir program is wrapping up its 18th year and getting ready for the 2012/2013 season.
Arguably the most famous outreach program of Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall, the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Program offers students professional-level instruction in vocal pedagogy, music theory, sight singing, ear training, presentation, and exposure to a variety of choral styles.
But that's not all. Being involved in the program also enhances children’s lives by helping them develop qualities of self-reliance, personal integrity, responsibility, compassion, and confidence in their abilities. This twofold purpose enables students to benefit as much as possible from an extracurricular activity.
For more information on scheduling a student audition, go to; www.spiveyhallchildrenschoir.org
, or email email@example.com
, or call (770) 946-9072.
Clayton Community Big Band Presents “2-Hour Energy” in Spivey Hall, Apr. 30
The Clayton State University Department of Visual & Performing Arts presents the Clayton Community Big Band in “2-Hour Energy,” a concert filled with fast-paced, contemporary big band music, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 30, in Spivey Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Directed by Stacey Houghton (Rex) and Assistant Director Art Thompson (Fayetteville), “2-Hour Energy” features challenging and fast-paced instrumental compositions from composers Gordon Goodwin, Bob Mintzer, Les Hooper, Tom Kubis, Thad Jones and Sammy Nestic. Drawing from talented composers’ challenging pieces creates a high energy level that demands an equally high skill level from Clayton Community Big Band musicians.
It’s Coming… FAFSA Day at Clayton State, May 12
It’s just a month away… the Third Annual FAFSA Day at Clayton State University… the biggest, most informative event of the year for the Clayton State Office of Financial Aid.
For 2012, FAFSA Day will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room UC327 of the James M. Baker University Center on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow.