CSU Happenings Aug. 13-17

AUG. 13 SECOND SUNDAY TO FEATURE WILDFLOWERS
Oxbow Meadows Second Sunday series will feature Gardening with Wildflowers at 2 p.m. Sunday at CSUs Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. Callaway Gardens horticulturist Kathy Crye will demonstrate techniques for creating a successful wildflower garden, and attendees will receive a take-home starter plant.

Admission costs $2 per person and is free for children age 4 and younger. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

AUG. 15 LATE REGISTRATION FOR FALL SEMESTER CLASSES
Columbus State University will accept late registration for fall 2006 classes on Tuesday, Aug. 15. For more information, call 706-568-2035 or visit http://www.colstate.edu/future.

AUG. 15 PEP RALLY TARGETS FIFTH GRADERS FOR COLLEGE AWARENESS
Columbus State University will stage a pep rally at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Fine Arts Hall auditorium to initiate another class of fifth-graders to a program geared to inspire them to start thinking about college.

Entering its fourth year, Taking a Step Towards College Prep has been a CSU-Harris County schools partnership. In 2006-07, CSU has expanded the program to Fort Benning schools whose 187 fifth-graders and their teachers will join more than 500 Harris County counterparts for the rally. CSU President Frank Brown and CSU Enrollment Services Executive Director Kathy Carlisle will speak to the students about setting goals for college. The event also will feature CSUs mascot, Cody the Cougar, and a performance by the CSU cheer squad.

For more information, contact program coordinator Sharon Jamison in CSU Enrollment Services at 706-568-2437.

AUG. 17 FALL CLASSES BEGIN
Columbus State University opens the fall semester with the first day of classes on Thursday, Aug. 17.