Summer Session II and Full Summer Term Evaluations
The course and instructor evaluations for Summer Session II and Full Summer Term students are now available. Please complete two evaluations (course and instructor) for each class you are taking in this first short session. If you are taking full term courses, the evaluations for those courses will become available at a later date.
To complete the Session II and Full Term surveys, log onto the SWAN then go to the DUCK. You should have a message in the message portal having a link to your evaluations. If you do the evaluations at a later time, you can always get to the Message Portal via the Personal Information menu. Another way to access the evaluations is to go to the ‘academic history” page in the DUCK (then scroll down to where your grades would normally appear) and click on one of the links on that page.
These evaluations are important for accreditation purposes; course and curriculum improvement; and instructor evaluation. The faculty and administration appreciates your taking the time to fill these out. The last day to complete these evaluations is Saturday, July 28.
Please remember, you have to complete two evaluations for each course. Those who do not complete the evaluations (or opt out) will not be able to see their grades in the short session courses until Aug. 11.
The evaluations are confidential. No instructor, dean or department head is able to view any evaluation until after the semester is over and the grades are final. Additional information can be found at the following webpage: http://adminservices.clayton.edu/provost/FAQ/default.htm
Welcome Week Information
Welcome Week (Aug. 13 to Aug. 17) is the perfect opportunity for students to be introduced to more than 70 student organizations, various departments, and resources offered here at Clayton State. Welcome Week will provide events, programs and information for students that will enhance their chances of excelling in and outside of the classroom and will make new and returning students’ college transition and experience memorable and productive.
We would like to offer students programs in the following areas: academic success; career development and opportunities; social opportunities; networking and diversity; student involvement; wellness & recreation.
To make Welcome Week an exciting and well-rounded event, we need your help. If your administrative area or student organization would like to offer an event or program during the week to introduce your services or group to the campus community submit the following information to Lakiesa Cantey Rawlinson by Friday July 27, at email@example.com
; name, brief description, time/date/location, contact person. Upon receipt and approval, your event or program will be placed on the Welcome Week Calendar.
The bi-annual Involvement Fair will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the Student Activities Center Green. Please be on the lookout for participation requests.
Road Construction on North Lee Street
Road construction has started, and will last through this week, on North Lee Street at Caldwell Drive (the north entrance to campus.) The southbound inside lane (not both lanes, just one) of North Lee Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the construction.
They are cutting through the medial strip on North Lee Street, so that south bound traffic will be allowed to turn left off of North Lee Street onto Caldwell Drive (when it's finished.) However, there will still be no left turn allowed coming out of Caldwell Drive onto North Lee Street.
Loch Shop Closing Early, July 20
The Loch Shop will close early for staff development on Friday, July 20, 2 p.m. If you need assistance, please contact The Loch Shop by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call: 678-466-4220.
The Loch Shop will reopen, Monday, July 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
University Health Services Closed, July 30
University Health Services will be closed on Monday, July 30, for training purposes. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, July 31.
Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness Interview Today
Three candidates for the assistant director of Recreation & Wellness (intramural & sport club) position will be on campus from July 9 to July 16 for interviews. If your schedule permits and you are interested in participating in this process, please join take part. The 10 minute presentation topic is about creating an officiating program for student employees. A short Q & A session will follow.
Monday, July 16 – Matthew Kutz (New Cumberland, Pa.); 3:40 p.m. – presentation/Q & A (SAC Ballroom)
Wii Wednesdays at The Loch Shop
The Loch Shop will be holding Wii Wednesdays from June 13 through July 25 in The Loch Shop’s lounge, starting at noon and ending at 3 p.m.
Come relieve some test stress every Wednesday in June and July (except July 4). Play your favorite Wii games – bowling, Mario Kart, basketball three point contest, the Michael Jackson Experience and more. Win prizes just for participating, enjoy free snacks, plus, play for the top score and qualify to enter the June 27 and July 25 prize drawings!
Clayton State to Host Kick-off Meeting for Strategic Economic Development Planning, July 19
Clayton County’s new initiative, the launch of a strategic economic development planning project led by Georgia Tech, and in collaboration with the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, Clayton County Development Authority and Clayton State University, will kick-off with a meeting on Thursday, July 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Clayton State’s Harry S. Downs Center, room 101.
All Clayton County residents are invited to attend. The meeting will be facilitated by economic development specialists from Georgia Tech, and light refreshments will be provided.
The development of a new strategic plan intended to guide the county’s economic development efforts during the years ahead will include an eight-step planning process facilitating a steering committee, the kick-off meeting, reviewing recent initiatives, interviewing stakeholders, hosting community forums, engaging Clayton State University, performing a target industry analysis, and developing the strategic plan. The work is expected to be completed by the end of calendar 2012.
“As a comprehensive, publicly-supported university, we believe Clayton State must serve as a steward of place,” says Clayton State President Dr. Thomas Hynes. “Whether through contributing to a more educated workforce; sharing faculty and student knowledge resources in management, small business and entrepreneurship, logistics, health care, archival research; or advancing the arts and social sciences, this economic analysis will help our shared work in the county and the region.”
Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience, July 20
The National Archives at Atlanta will be holding, “Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience” on Friday, July 20, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience will feature various activities celebrating the immigrant experience, including the unveiling of "The Lost Mural" a recreation by Andrew Sabori of a mural that hung at Ellis Island. The original mural, commissioned by the WPA in 1938 and painted by Edward Laning, was displayed at Ellis Island until the early 1950s at which time a storm destroyed most of the mural.
In 2003 Andrew Sabori, an artist and muralist, visited Ellis Island to find out more information about the original mural. He subsequently uncovered a photograph of the original and decided to recreate it for exhibit and educational purposes. It will be unveiled at the National Archives at Atlanta on July 20.
Several prominent members of the Atlanta community who came to America will share their experiences about what becoming an American means to them.
A naturalization ceremony will conclude the formal program, followed by a complimentary lunch.
Following lunch, interviews will be conducted with program participants, other invited dignitaries, and newly naturalized citizens. These interviews will preserve their stories for future generations.
Anyone from Clayton State is welcome to attend Coming to America: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience.
Hiking – Registration Deadline Tuesday, July 24
Hike the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River!
Destination: Amicalola Falls State Park, Ga.
Date: Saturday, July 28
For more information, contact Nick Kilburg, assistant director of Recreation and Wellness, Outdoor Adventures, (678) 466-4972, email@example.com
SBDC to Host “Starting a Business” Workshop at Clayton State – Fayette, Aug. 2
Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will once again be hosting its popular a “Starting a Business” workshop, a comprehensive workshop on important decisions you make prior to opening a business, in Fayette County.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site, 100 World Dr., Ste. 100, in Peachtree City.
PowerPoint handouts and a book, “How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs” will be provided.
The cost is $69 per person with 50 percent off for each additional person. In addition, Clayton State students and employees also get 50 percent off. Please contact Heather Chaney at firstname.lastname@example.org
for the discount code before registering. To register, go to: http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=7bf363d5-73aa-48f5-b348-46708521dded&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=112166
All About Certifications – a Clayton State SBDC Workshop, Aug. 3
The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding a workshop, “All About Certifications,” on Friday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in room T-152 of the College of Business at Clayton State.
Governments and corporations set aside millions of dollars in contracts for certified small businesses, notes SBDC Director Alisa Kirk.
“All About Certifications” is a chance to learn from a certifications expert how small businesses can do exactly that.
The cost of the “All About Certifications” workshop is $35, with lunch included in the registration fee. Go to http://www.georgiasbdc.org/subpage.aspx?cart=453dd8e5-cc2c-4f6f-acd4-73aa753b6834&page_name=view_cart&addproduct=111102
, or call (678) 466-5100 to register.
Alumni Association to Sponsor Clayton State Night at Turner Field, Aug. 13
Friends of Clayton State University, it’s time for a special trip to the ballpark.
The Clayton State Alumni Association will sponsor Clayton State Night at the Atlanta Braves’ Turner Field on Monday, Aug. 13. The event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, students and friends of the University.
First pitch will be at 7:10 p.m., as Atlanta faces off against National League West opponent San Diego Padres.
The tickets will be located in the Lower Level Terrace View (Section 225) and will be only $8.Normally these tickets range from $25 to $30 each. Dues-paying Alumni Association members will have the opportunity to receive an additional discount.
Tickets are limited, and the Alumni Association asks that alumni and friends to please RSVP as soon as possible. For more information about purchasing tickets, please call (678) 466-4470. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.clayton.edu/alumnigift
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.