Columbus State Happenings for Aug. 1-13

AUG. 1 — Comic Book Show at Space Science Center
Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center hosts a Columbus Comic Book Show 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 at the center, 701 Front Ave. The event will involve toys, comics, games and food vendors, plus costumed Star Wars and super heroes will be on hand for photos. Admission is $4 and free for children under age 3. For more information, call 706-649-1477 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

AUG. 2 and 9 — Astronomy Night Series at Callaway Gardens
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center hosts Astronomy Night programs of stargazing and planet viewing 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 and 9 at Callaway Gardens’ Overlook Pavilion near Pine Mountain. The programs are free and conclude the center’s Monday summer series at Callaway. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

AUG. 3-4 — Orientation for New Students at West Point
Columbus State will hold an orientation 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday for new students taking CSU classes this fall primarily at the West Point site. The orientation takes place in the CSU Classroom Building, 405 West 8th St. Tuesday’s session involves check-in from 5-6 p.m. and informational presentations from 6-8 p.m. The following evening involves academic advising and course registration. The cost is $30 per student and $20 per additional family member. For more information, call 706-645-2780. To register online and for more details, go to http://orientation.colstate.edu/.

AUG. 9-10 — Main Campus Orientation for Freshman Commuter Students

Columbus State will hold an orientation Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 9-10 for traditional freshmen entering CSU this fall as commuter students. The program follows an 8:30-10 a.m. check-in period in the University Hall gallery. Course advisement and registration on the second day will conclude the orientation. The cost is $100 per student and $70 per accompanying family member. For more information, call 706-562-1491 or 706-568-2180, e-mail orientation@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://orientation.colstate.edu/.

AUG. 12-13 — Move-In Day on Main and RiverPark Campuses
Columbus State’s Residence Life office continues an annual tradition with Move-In Day activities starting 9 a.m. on both Thursday and Friday, Aug. 12-13. Faculty, staff and alumni will help introduce new students to the university by helping then move their belongings into their CSU apartment units. Main campus activity will take place Thursday at Courtyard I off University Avenue. RiverPark students will move in to their apartments Friday in Columbus Hall and Broadway Crossing in downtown Columbus. Food, drinks and T-shirts are provided to the volunteers. For more information, call 706-568-2026 or go to http://life.colstate.edu/.

AUG. 13 — Kids to College Pep Rally
Columbus State University will host more than 1,000 fifth-graders for its annual “Kids to College” pep rally 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13 in the Lumpkin Center. The event is designed to generate enthusiasm for college preparation as it kicks off the College of Education and Health Professions’  program in its eighth year for fifth-graders from Fort Benning and Harris, Talbot and Muscogee county schools. Columbus State officials will speak to the gathering and activities will involve reptiles from Oxbow Meadows and CSU cheerleaders and athletes. The students will return to campus later in the school year for various classroom activities. For more information, contact Mary Johnson at
706-568-2470 or e-mail: johnson_mary@ColumbusState.edu.

AUG. 13 — Speaker Series Event for Business and Sales Professionals

Columbus State University’s Cunningham Sales Institute features real estate executive Jack B. Key III in its next Distinguished Speakers Series program 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 at the Cunningham Center, 3100 Gentian Boulevard. Key is a partner in Coldwell Banker/Kennon, Parker, Duncan and Key Realty, which recently was named, for the ninth straight year, the top producing Coldwell Banker office in the Southern Region of 16 states and 1,500-plus offices. The program includes lunch and costs $39 per person or $129 for four programs of the quarterly series, which targets business and sales professionals. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug, 11. To register or for more information, go to http://ccld.colstate.edu/salesinst_quartersaleslunch.asp or call 706-568-5101.