CSU Happenings for July 3-10

JULY 3 - University to Close for Holiday
Columbus State University will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day.

JULY 4 - Attracting Hummingbirds
Columbus State’s Environmental Learning Center at Oxbow Meadows will present “Attracting Hummingbirds” 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road., Columbus. Center Director Heidi Hughes, author of The Expert's Guide to Backyard Birdfeeding, will provide tips on how to attract hummingbirds and other nectar feeders, plus how to select and maintain a hummingbird feeder. Participants will receive a feeder, a package of seeds to plant and a book on birdwatching. Admission is $10 per person and open to adults and kids ages 8 and older. Reservations are required. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

JULY 5 - ‘Georgia Bats’ Programs at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Environmental Learning Center at Oxbow Meadows will present a pair of programs on Georgia bats on Sunday at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road., Columbus. A 1:30 p.m. session for adults will be followed by a 3:30 p.m. program structured for families with children ages 8 and older. The presentations will cover Georgia bats and tips on how to become a bat watcher. Admission is $10 per person. The program fee includes a bat identification chart. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

JULY 8 - Astronomy Night at Callaway Gardens
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will present an Astronomy Night program starting 9 p.m. Monday at Callaway Gardens near Pine Mountain as part of a summerlong series. The evening of stargazing and planet viewing at Overlook Pavilion is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

JULY 9-10 - Residence Life Orientation for Main Campus
Columbus State will hold a July 9-10 overnight Residence Life Orientation for new fall 2009 students who will live in the main campus Courtyard I apartments. Check-in is 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday at University Hall. Fees, due five days in advance, are $85 per student, $60 per guest or family member and cover four meals, materials, professional entertainment and the student’s overnight stay in a campus apartment. Guests also will take a bus tour of CSU’s downtown RiverPark campus. For more information, e-mail orientation@ColumbusState.edu or call 706-568-2180.

ONGOING

Weekend Nature Walks at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Environmental Learning Center at Oxbow Meadows is hosting Nature Walks, (formerly Bird Walks) at 9 a.m. every Saturday at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. The program is free and designed for adults and children ages 10 and older. Binoculars and field guides are provided. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

Kids’ Summer Camps
Throughout the summer, CSU’s Continuing Education division coordinates summer camps on a weekly basis, including its award-winning Activ8 programs for ages 8-14 and 4-7, plus sports camps directed by CSU coaches and athletes and space science camps at CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center. For more information, go to http://conted.colstate.edu or call 706-507-8070.