CSU Happenings for July 10-22, 2011

July 10 - Honey Extraction at Oxbow Meadows
The public is invited as Jim Harris of the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association collects honey from the hives 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Extracted honey will be available for sampling and purchase. Admission is $3 per person and free for kids age 3 and younger. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

July 10-22 - ‘Mini Summer Music Camps’
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music Preparatory Division is presenting Mini Summer Music Camps, a series of music appreciation classes through late July in the Saunders Center for Music Studies at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The series is presented by Schwob school professors and target older teens and adults, who are musicians, music teachers-students and music lovers. The next courses are:
• July 10-12 - Those Tunes in ‘Toons, 1-4 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, $89: Explores classical music woven into cartoons of the 20th and 21st centuries.
• July 11-22 - Recording and Music Production (for young artists), noon-2 p.m. weekdays, $299
• July 18-20 - Dueling Divas and the Legends of Opera, 1-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, $59: Explores opera’s out-sized egos, artistic rivalries, famous stage disasters and unplanned comic moments.
• July 18-22 - Building a Home Recording Studio (for Adult Learners), 7-9 p.m., $159
To register, or for more information including other summer offerings of the music preparatory division, call 706-641-5124 or go to http://musicprep.columbusstate.edu.

July 11, 18 - Astronomy Night at Callaway Gardens
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center continues its summerlong Monday Astronomy Night series on at Callaway Gardens near Pine Mountain. The sessions of stargazing and planet viewing are free and begin at 9 p.m. at the Overlook Pavilion. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

July 13, 20 - Wild Wednesdays at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents Wild Wednesdays, a series of storytime and nature programs at 10 a.m. every Wednesday in July. Upcoming programs are:
• July 13 - My Garden: WRBL meteorologist, Bob Jeswald reads My Garden by Kevin Henkes. Afterward, participants will plant a small herb garden to take home.
• July 20 - Garden Composting: University of Georgia cooperative extension agent Jennifer Davidson Reads Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin. Afterward, participants will build a small compost tower for their home gardens.
Each program costs $5 per person. Space is limited. RSVP or get information by calling 706-687-4090.

July 13 -  ‘Life of Georgia Gov. Marvin Griffin’ Book Signing
Former Columbus State political science professor Scott Buchanan will sign copies of his book, Some of the People Who Ate My Barbecue Didn't Vote for Me: The Life of Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at CSU’s RiverPark campus bookstore, 900 Broadway. Buchanan’s book is believed to be the first written about the controversial leader, who governed at a point in the late 1950s when the state was undergoing a profound political transition from a rural-dominated, segregationist culture to a more urban landscape. Buchanan, a political science professor for The Citadel, previously served on the Columbus State political science faculty, from 2002-2009. For more information, call 706-507-8340.

July 13 - Summer River Fellow Art Lecture
Mathew Zefeldt will give a talk as a Columbus State visiting artist at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 178 of the Corn Center for the Visual Arts on CSU's RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. Zefeldt is a July 8-31 Summer River Fellow visiting artist, a Department of Art program for young, professional artists. Zefeldt is a 2011 MFA graduate of the University of California, Davis. His CSU lecture is free. For more information, call the art department at 706-507-8300

July 14-15 and 21-22 - Main Campus Residence Life Orientation
Columbus State will hold orientations on Thursday-Friday, July 14-15 and July 21-22 for new students entering CSU this fall and living in main-campus apartments. Check-in for both opening days is 8:30-10 a.m. in the Student Recreation Center lobby The cost is $106 per student and $35 per accompanying family member. Guests must use alternative overnight accommodations. For more information, call 706-568-2180, e-mail orientation@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://orientation.ColumbusState.edu.

Ongoing; Youth Summer Camps
Columbus State University summer camps for children and young teens continue with Continuing Education’s Activ8 series, space camps at CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center and sports camps coordinated by the CSU athletic department. The majority of camps run weekly through July 30. For more information, go to:
     • Activ8: http://www.activ8er.com
     • Space Science: http://www.ccssc.org/summercamps.html
     • Athletics: http://www.csucougars.com/information/camps_clinics/index 
In addition to the websites, call 706-07-8070 for more information. A catalog of all continuing education courses is available for download at http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu.