CSU Happenings Dec. 23-Jan. 4

DEC. 23 (Noon), 26-30 - CSU TO CLOSE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Columbus State University will close for the holidays beginning noon, Friday, Dec. 23 and remain closed through Friday, Dec. 30. The university will resume operations on Monday, Jan. 2.

DEC. 29-30 - NCAA WOMENS BASKETBALL: CSU HOLIDAY CLASSIC
The Columbus State University womens basketball team will host the CSU Holiday Classic, to be comprised of four games over two days, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29-30 in the Lumpkin Center.

The schedule:

  • Georgia College and State vs. Stillman (Ala.) 3 p.m. Thursday
  • CSU vs. Caldwell (N.J.) 5 p.m. Thursday
  • Georgia College and State vs. Caldwell 3 p.m. Friday
  • CSU vs. Stillman 5 p.m. Friday

General admission, per day, is $5, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free for military personnel and CSU students, faculty and staff, with appropriate ID.

DEC. 30 - NCAA MENS BASKETBALL: CSU TO HOST N.C. CENTRAL
The Columbus State University mens basketball team will face North Carolina Central at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 in the Lumpkin Center. General admission is $5, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free for military personnel and CSU students, faculty and staff, with appropriate ID. Admission to this contest also will be good for the womens games that will follow at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and conclude the CSU Holiday Classic.

JAN. 2-27 CSU TO ACCEPT TOWNSEND AWARD NOMINATIONS
Columbus State University will accept nominations from the public, beginning Jan. 2, for the Dr. John Townsend Achievement Award, named in honor of Townsend as the first African-American student to enroll at CSU. Nominations can be completed and submitted online at http://ua.colstate.edu/public_relations/townsend.htm.

The award recognizes a person, organization or group from Columbus, Phenix City, Fort Benning, or surrounding areas that has made a positive and noteworthy contribution to the community, or achieved distinction for outstanding professional or personal service. In addition to meeting the above criteria, the nominee must also exemplify high moral character and be held in high esteem by the local community.

Submission deadline is Jan. 27. The award will be presented at CSUs annual Black Applause Banquet on Feb. 24 at CSUs Cunningham Center. For more information, a paper nomination form or to purchase banquet tickets ($25 per person), contact Ray Lakes, at 562-1654, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, beginning Jan. 2.

JAN. 4 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION FOR SPRING SEMESTER
Columbus State University will stage an orientation for all new students entering CSU in spring 2006 on Wednesday, Jan 4. Check in is at 8 a.m. on the Davidson Center second floor. The orientation will end at 3 p.m. after covering campus resources, academic policies and procedures, advising and class registration. Spring classes will begin Monday, Jan. 9.

Orientation fees with advance signup are $35 per student and $10 per guest. On-site signup will cost an additional $25. To sign up in advance, call (706) 568-2330. For additional information, visit http://orientation.colstate.edu or call the Orientation Hotline at (706) 568-2180.