CSU Happenings for Aug. 7-15, 2011

Aug. 7 - Comic Book Show at Space Science Center
Columbus State's Coca-Cola Space Science Center hosts a Columbus Comic Book Show from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. The event will involve comics, toys, movies, costumed characters and more. Admission is $4 per person. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

Aug. 8 - Africanized Honey Bees Presentation at Oxbow

Beekeeper Bill Owens discusses facts and myths surrounding Africanized Honey Bees at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8 at Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, 3535 South Lumpkin Rd. The program, coordinated by the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association, is free. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

Aug. 8 - Astronomy Night at Callaway Gardens
Columbus State's Coca-Cola Space Science Center closes its Monday Astronomy Night series on Aug. 8 at Callaway Gardens near Pine Mountain. This program of stargazing and planet viewing is free and begins at 9 p.m. at the Overlook Pavilion. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

Aug. 9 - Orientation for Transfers and Nontraditional New Students
Columbus State will hold a daylong fall semester orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 9 for students transferring from other schools or new students who have been away from the classroom five or more years. Check-in is 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Davidson Student Center Lobby. The cost is $56 per student and $20 per accompanying family member. For more information, call 706-568-2180, email orientation@ColumbusState.edu or go to ColumbusState.edu/orientation.

Aug. 11 - Late Registration for Fall Semester

Thursday, Aug. 11 is designated as late registration day for students signing up for fall 2011classes, as enrollment services remains open until 6 p.m. For more information, go to ColumbusState.edu/

registration.

AUG. 11 - Move-In Day on Main and RiverPark Campuses
Columbus State’s Residence Life office continues an annual tradition with Move-In Day starting 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11. Faculty, staff, alumni and student organizations will help students settle into their RiverPark and main campus apartments. Main campus activity takes place at Courtyard I off University Avenue, while RiverPark students move in to their apartments in Columbus Hall and Broadway Crossing in downtown Columbus. The activity opens CSU’s Cougar Kickoff (ColumbusState.edu/cougarkickoff) series of programs to welcome students to a new school year. For more information about Move-In Day, call 706-507-8710.

AUG. 13 - Students’ RiverPark Picnic
Columbus State University's RiverPark campus students celebrate the forthcoming school year with a RiverPark Picnic on Saturday evening, Aug, 13 at Woodruff Park, along the Chattahoochee River on CSU’s RiverPark Campus. Activities, from 6-9 p.m., will  involve games, food, giveaways and more. The event is part of Cougar Kickoff, a series of events to welcome students to a new school year. For more information, call 706-568-2273 or go to ColumbusState.edu/cougarkickoff.

Aug. 14 - Second Sunday at Oxbow Meadows: Homegrown Cooking
Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a Second Sunday series program titled "Homegrown Cooking," at 2 p.m. Sunday. Local chef Austin Scott will demonstrate the secrets of cooking with fresh, local food. Also, Cathy Carter, organizer of Columbus Natural Foods CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), will discuss the significance of supporting local farmers and consuming local food year-round. Admission is $3 is per person and free for kids 3 and younger. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

AUG. 15 - Fall Semester Classes Begin

Columbus State’s first day of fall semester classes is Monday and includes  “Ask Me” and Personal Class Tours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., as ROAR (Recruitment, Orientation, Advisement, Registration) staff are available at the clock tower to help students find their first classes and answer campus-related questions from financial aid to dining.  In the evening, a “Late Night Wal-Mart Run,” from 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., will accommodate late school- and dorm-supply shopping, as CSU shuttles students to the store on Whittlesey Boulevard, where items will be specially located and displayed to accommodate the students. These activities are part of Cougar Kickoff, a series of events to welcome students to a new school year. For more information, go to ColumbusState.edu/cougarkickoff.