CSU Happenings for July 18-30, 2011

July 18-22 - ‘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 targets older teens and adults, who are musicians, music teachers-students and music lovers. Upcoming courses, with space available, are:
• 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
• July 18-29 - Recording and Music Production (for young artists), noon-2 p.m. weekdays, $299 
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. Also, follow the division on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/MusicPrep).

 

July 18, 25 - Astronomy Night at Callaway Gardens
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center continues its 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 20, 27 - 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 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.
• July 27 - Birds of Prey: Spencer Garrard from CSU’s education faculty reads The Littlest Owl by Caroline Pitcher. Afterward, Auburn's Southeastern Raptor Center gives a birds of prey demonstration.
Each program costs $5 per person. Space is limited. RSVP or get information by calling 706-687-4090.

July 21-22 - Main Campus Residence Life Orientation
Columbus State holds orientation on Thursday and Friday, 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.

July 25 - "Nature of Books" Book Club at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center continues it’s Nature of Books book club series with a discussion of Janisse Ray's Ecology of a Cracker Childhood at 6 p.m. Monday, July 25 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Rd. Oxbow staff, along with Chattahoochee Valley Community College English professor Greg Spence, will lead the free program. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.ColumbusState.edu.

July 28-29 - Main Campus Orientation for Freshman Commuter Students
Columbus State will hold an orientation for traditional freshmen entering CSU this fall as commuter students Thursday and Friday, July 29-30. The program begins following an 8:30-10 a.m. check-in period in the Student Recreation Center lobby. The cost is $106 per student and $35 per accompanying family member. For more information, call 706-568-2180, e-mail orientation@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://orientation.ColumbusState.edu.

July 29 - Undergraduate and Graduate School Application Deadline
Friday, July 29 is the deadline to apply for undergraduate or Graduate School admission to Columbus State University for the fall semester. The university will offer five new graduate programs this fall: Master of Education in theatre education; Master of Music in performance; Master of Arts in history; Master of Science in nursing, an online degree in collaboration with Clayton State University; and Specialist in Education with a major in special education. A new undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Arts in art history. For more information, call 706-507-8800 or go to http://admissions.columbusstate.edu/.

July 29, Aug. 9 - Orientation for Transfers and Nontraditional New Students

Columbus State will hold a daylong fall semester orientation on Friday, July 29 and 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, e-mail orientation@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://orientation.ColumbusState.edu.

July 30 - Grand Opening for Oxbow Meadows Facility
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, in cooperation with Columbus Water Works, celebrates the opening of its new multipurpose facility with a grand opening event 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 30 on site, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. The  8,000-plus square-foot facility will provide an expanded area for animals, including indoor and outdoor ponds for alligators and turtles and contain an 86-seat auditorium and two classrooms. The grand opening is free and will involve guided tours, animal exhibitions, door prizes and more. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.ColumbusState.edu

July 30 - Astronomy Night at Providence Canyon
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing from Providence Canyon State Park near Lumpkin starting 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. The program is free. For more information, including driving directions, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

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.