CSU Happenings for Jan. 1-11

JAN 1 - CSU Closes for Holiday, Furlough
Columbus State will close Friday for New Year’s Day and Monday as a designated furlough day for faculty and staff.

JAN 2 - Space Science Center to Debut Full-Dome, In-House Production
Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center is debuting its first full-dome, in-house planetarium production as part of its holiday schedule through Jan. 2. The center’s Omnisphere Theatre will show the popular children’s feature In My Backyard, re-produced for a full-dome viewing experience, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, including the entire Omnisphere Theatre show schedule, all space science center attractions and admission prices, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

JAN. 2 – NCAA Women’s Basketball
The CSU women’s basketball squad will host Fort Valley State for a contest at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2 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.

JAN. 7 - New Student Registration for Spring Classes
Starting Thursday, Jan. 7, new students at Columbus State can register for spring semester classes. For more information, go to http://www.colstate.edu/future/ or call 706-507-8800.

JAN. 9 - NCAA Basketball Doubleheader: North Georgia
The CSU women’s and men’s basketball squads host North Georgia for games at 1:30 p.m. (women) and 3:30 p.m. (men) Saturday, Jan. 9 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.

JAN. 10 - Faculty Concert
Columbus State Schwob School of Music faculty members Susan Tomkiewicz (oboe) and Ron Wirt (bassoon) will present a concert of solo and chamber music featuring a fusion of classical and popular styles at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The pair will be joined by CSU pianist Susan Hoskins and guest flutist Christine Beard from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The concert is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 11 - Spring Semester Begins
Monday, Jan. 11 is the first day of classes for spring 2010 at Columbus State. The semester will close with May 4 as the final day of classes ahead of a week of final exams and a May 15 spring graduation ceremony.