CSU Happenings for Dec. 19-30

Columbus State Accepting Townsend Award Nominations Columbus State University is accepting nominations for the Dr. John Townsend Achievement Award named in honor of Townsend as the first African-American student to enroll at CSU.

The award, to be presented at CSU’s Feb. 27 Black Applause Banquet, recognizes an individual, organization or group from Columbus, Phenix City, Fort Benning or surrounding areas, that has made a positive, noteworthy contribution to the community or achieved distinction for outstanding professional or personal service. The nominee also must exemplify high moral character and be held in high esteem by the local community.

Nominations can be made online at http://minority.colstate.edu/townsend.asp. Written nominations also will be accepted on official forms available in Davidson 271 during regular university business hours. Completed forms can be submitted to the office or mailed to Bernard McCrary, Office of Student Life, Columbus State University, 4225 University Ave., Columbus, Ga. 31907. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. For more information, call McCrary at 706-568-2273.

DEC. 19 - Early Registration to Close
The spring 2009 early registration process for all students will close at 6 p.m. Friday. Late registration for all students will run Jan. 5-16. For more information, go to http://registration.colstate.edu/.

DEC. 18-20 – NCAA Men’s Basketball: CSU Holiday Classic
The Columbus State men’s basketball squad will compete with two other teams in the CSU Holiday Classic, Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 18-20, at the Lumpkin Center. The matchups are Mars Hill vs. Montevallo, 7 p.m. Thursday; CSU vs. Mars Hill, 7 p.m. Friday; and CSU vs. Montevallo, 4 p.m Saturday. Daily admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (including non-CSU students); and free for ages 5 and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

DEC. 23-29 - Columbus State Offices to Close
Columbus State will close its offices Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 23-26 and Monday, Dec. 29 for the holidays.

DEC. 30 – NCAA Men’s Basketball: Valdosta State
The CSU men’s basketball squad will host Valdosta State for a contest at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (including non-CSU students); and free for ages 5 and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.