CSU Happenings Dec. 8-15

DEC. 8 - EARLY REGISTRATION AND FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE FOR SPRING SEMESTER
Friday is the deadline for early registration and paying fees for spring 2007 enrollment at Columbus State University. For more information, call 706-568-2037 or visit http://registrar.colstate.edu. The registrars office is located in Fine Arts Hall and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

DEC. 8 PUBLIC INVITED TO SAMPLE CHRISTMAS FLAVORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
CSUs Columbus Hispanic Association invites guests to sample holiday foods that are traditional in various countries during Christmas Flavors from Around the World, beginning 7 p.m. Friday in CSUs International House at 6 Clearview Circle. Guests will have an opportunity to sample cuisine that represents Mexico, Honduras, Columbia, Venezuela, Nigeria, Germany, El Salvador and other nations.

Admission is $4 at the door or $3 in advance by contacting Paola Machado at 706-569-2408 or by e-mail: machado_paola@ColumbusState.edu. Proceeds will support CHISPA outreach efforts.

DEC. 9 ASTRONOMY NIGHT AT THE SPACE SCIENCE CENTER
CSUs Coca-Cola Space Science Center will host an Astronomy Night program beginning 6 p.m. Saturday at the center, located at 701 Front Ave., Columbus. The program, featuring star-gazing and planet viewing, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or visit http://www.ccssc.org.

DEC. 9 - CSU WOMENS, MENS BASKETBALL DOUBLEHEADER
The CSU womens basketball squad will host West Georgia in a non-conference game at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lumpkin Center. The contest will be followed by the CSU mens team hosting Virginia State in a non-conference game at 7 p.m. General admission is $5, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free for faculty, staff and students with CSU ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://athletics.colstate.edu.

DEC. 10 - OXBOW MEADOWS TO PRESENT HOLIDAY TREATS FOR WILDLIFE
CSUs Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will present Holiday Treats for Wildlife as its Second Sunday program on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. The program will cover the basics of feeding winter animals. Admission costs $2 per person and free for children age 3 and under. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

DEC. 13 - MCCULLERS CENTER TO PRESENT AN EVENING OF READINGS
CSUs Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians will host An Evening of Readings by CSU English professor Nick Norwood and Melanie Fallon, the McCullers Centers first Marguerite and Lamar Smith Writing Fellow. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Columbus Public Library auditorium. A reception will follow at 8 p.m. in the Smith McCullers House at 1519 Stark Ave. Both parts of this event are free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-565-4021.

DEC. 16 - CSU TO HOLD FALL GRADUATION CEREMONY
CSUs 93rd commencement will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 in the Lumpkin Center. CSU Vice President for Academic Affairs George Stanton will give the commencement address and CSU President Frank Brown will present an honorary doctorate to Dr. Mary W. Schley, a pediatric physician and distinguished community leader. Seating for guests will begin at 8:30 a.m. Shuttles will be available to transport guests from main campus parking lots. For more information, call 706-568-2030 or visit http://graduation.colstate.edu.