CSU Happenings for July 14-21

JULY 14 – ASTRONOMY NIGHT AT PROVIDENCE CANYON STATE PARK
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program on Saturday at Providence Canyon State Park. The program will begin at 9 p.m. with a planetarium presentation, followed by planet viewing and stargazing. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

JULY 16 – ORIENTATION FOR NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS
CSU will host an orientation on Monday, July 16 for fall 2007 new students who have been out of school for five or more years and have never attended another college or university. Check-in is 8 a.m. in the Davidson Student Center lobby. The program, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will begin in the Davidson auditorium, followed by advisement and registration. This program will introduce students to campus services and resources, academic policies and how to register for classes. Fees are $35 per student and $15 per guest. For questions regarding reservations, call 706-568-2330. For general information, call the Orientation Hotline at 706-568-2180 or go to http://orientation.colstate.edu/index.asp.

JULY 16-19 - ‘SUMMER SPECTACULAR’ CONCLUDES
CSU’s early childhood education program will conclude its summer enrichment series, Summer Spectacular, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday through Thursday. Kids, ages 4-11, can participate in the program at River Road Elementary School in Columbus. Parents can sign up their children for $20 per child for the final week of the series, themed “River Works: Exploring Columbus and the Chattahoochee” as it focuses on the river, its history and its benefits to Columbus. Participants research and write about theme subtopics and bring them to life by creating displays. For more information or to register for the program, call 706-565-7810.

JULY 16-20 – WEEKLY KIDS’ SUMMER CAMPS CONTINUE
Spaces are available for the following camps presented by CSU Continuing Education:

• Basketball Fundamentals (ages 12 and up), 6-9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Lumpkin Center, $85: Designed to accommodate all skill levels, this camp for boys and girls focuses on the fundamentals — shooting, dribbling, passing and team positions. Game scrimmages take place each day, and collegiate coaches and CSU basketball players provide instruction.

• Basketball Fundamentals (ages 5 and up), 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Thursday, Lumpkin Center, $100: Designed to accommodate all skill levels, this camp for boys and girls focuses on the fundamentals — shooting, dribbling, passing and team positions. Game scrimmages take place each day, and collegiate coaches and CSU basketball players provide instruction.

• Soccer (Full Day, Ages 5-14), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, CSU Soccer Complex, $200: Directed by CSU Soccer Coach Jay Entlich, this camp is designed to make soccer easy and fun at all skill levels with focus on dribbling, passing, kicking and making goals. Competitive group and team play also will take place. The camp includes lunch and swimming, Participants are advised to bring shin guards, cleats, tennis shoes, a soccer ball, water bottle, snacks, swimsuit and sunscreen. A half-day alternative (9 a.m.-noon) to the full soccer camp,which excludes lunch and swimming, costs $100.

Monday through Friday Camps:

• Arabian Nights and All Points East (ages 7-10), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center, $125: As part of the Catch the Summer Express series, campers will have “three wishes to ask of the genie,” such as a visit to the market and purchase a lamp, a personal interview with Aladdin, to set a date to “make a Turkish Delight” or to design and make a lamp of their own.

• Arts Explorers: Back to the Future (grades K-2 and 3-5), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Rankin Arts Center, $125: This camp allows for young artists to build and invent, by designing a futuristic city and exploring alternative transportation like space ships or scooters with wings. Participants also will sing songs about the stars and planets, create a Mars environment, use oil pastels, found objects, fabric, metal and more.

• So You Want to be an Astronaut (grades 3-4), 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center, $205: Campers will experience a field trip, fly Challenger Missions and flight simulators, design and build aliens, explore robotics, build and launch different types of rockets and more.

• Spectacular Sculpture (grades 5-7), 1-3 p.m., Rankin Arts Center, $75: Students will have a tactile experience working with their hands. Whether it be bringing found objects from home, working with clay, or metalworking, participants will create art out of materials they can manipulate. All materials are provided.

• Computer Quest (grades 6-9), 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Center for Commerce and Technology, room 409, $195: This camp will guide participants in creating 3-D movies or 3-D interactive animation and in assembling robots with a Lego Mindstorms NXT Robotics System.

For more information, call 706-568-2023 or go to http://www.conted.colstate.edu.

JULY 16 – ASTRONOMY NIGHT AT CALLAWAY GARDENS
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program Monday at Callaway Gardens. The program will begin at 9 p.m. with a planetarium presentation, followed by planet viewing and stargazing. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

JULY 17 – ORIENTATION FOR NEW COMMUTER STUDENTS
Columbus State University will host an orientation for fall 2007 on Tuesday for new students who will not reside in university housing. Check-in is 8 a.m. in the carpeted foyer of Fine Arts Hall. The program starts at 9 a.m. in the Fine Arts Hall auditorium and will conclude at about 5 p.m. The orientation will cover student life, collegiate issues and campus services and conclude with advisement and registration. Fees are $35 per student and $15 per guest. For questions regarding reservations, call 706-568-2330. For general information, call the Orientation Hotline at 706-568-2180 or go to http://orientation.colstate.edu/index.asp.

JULY 19-20 – OVERNIGHT ORIENTATION FOR NEW RESIDENCE LIFE STUDENTS
Columbus State University will host an overnight orientation on Thursday and Friday, July 19-20 for fall 2007 new students who will reside in university housing.

Check-in is 9 a.m. Thursday in the carpeted foyer of Fine Arts Hall, and the program will end at 5 p.m. the following day. The orientation will cover student life, collegiate issues and campus services, concluding with advisement and registration. The evening will feature social activities. Participants should bring personal belongings for the overnight stay. Fees are $70 per student and $50 per guest. For questions regarding reservations, call 706-568-2330. For general information, call the Orientation Hotline at 706-568-2180 or visit http://orientation.colstate.edu.

JULY 21 – SCI-FI UNDER THE STARS: STAR TREK II: WRATH OF KHAN
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will screen “Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan” at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21 on the south lawn outside the center, at 701 Front Ave. The program, part of the Sci-fi Under the Stars series, is free, and guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. For more information, call 706-649-1470.