CSU Happenings for Aug. 2-15

AUG. 2 – Astronomy Night at Providence Canyon
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program at 9 p.m. Saturday at Providence Canyon State Park near Lumpkin. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

AUG. 4 – Astronomy Night at Callaway Gardens
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center concludes its Monday evening Astronomy Night series at 9 p.m at Callaway Gardens’ Overlook Pavilion in Pine Mountain. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

AUG. 8 – Fall 2008 Application Deadline
Friday, Aug. 8 is the final day to apply for fall 2008 enrollment at Columbus State University. For more information, go to http://www.colstate.edu/future/apply or call 706-507-8800.

AUG. 10 – Second Sunday: Frogs, Toads and Salamanders
CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will present “Frogs, Toads and Salamanders Alive” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 as part of its Second Sunday Series. Roosevelt State Park interpretive ranger Sam McDuffie will present the program, which will feature local amphibians, including Oxbow’s giant bullfrog. Guests can decorate a take-home clay pot “condo” for backyard toads.

Admission is $2 per person and free for kids under age 3. Oxbow Meadows is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Rd. in Columbus. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

AUG. 11 – Free Seminar for Prospective Nontraditional College Students
CSU’s Adult Re-Entry Program will host a free seminar from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11 in the Davidson Student Center Columbus Room. The program will feature information for adults who are considering attending college as nontraditional students. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 706-565-7849 or go to http://uc.colstate.edu/adult_program.asp.

AUG. 13 - Orientation for Nontraditional Students
CSU will hold an orientation for nontraditional freshmen and transfer students on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Check-in is from 8-9 a.m. in the Davidson Student Center game room. Cost of the daylong program is $40 per student and $15 per guest. For more information, call the Orientation Hotline at 706-568-2180 or go to http://orientation.colstate.edu/.

AUG. 14 or AUG. 15 - Orientation for Commuter Students
New CSU freshmen who will not reside in university housing have two final opportunities to attend a CSU orientation for fall 2008, on Thursday, Aug. 14 and Friday, Aug. 15. Check-in will be from 8-9 a.m. in University Hall for both programs. The cost each day is $40 per student and $15 per guest. Participants have an opportunity to meet other new students, explore campus resources and organizations, learn academic policies and procedures and distinguish between academic myths and facts. For reservations, call 706-568-2330. For more information, call the Orientation Hotline at 706-568-2180 or go to http://orientation.colstate.edu/.