CSU Happenings for July 5-15, 2011

July 5-8, 10-12 - ‘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 5-8 - The Great Romantics, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, $79: Covers composers of the Romantic era, including Wagner, Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Liszt, and plus the 19th century’  history and social highlights.
  • 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.
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 6, 13 - ‘Wild Wednesdays’ at Oxbow: Reptiles, Gardens
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. The upcoming programs are:
  • July 6 - The Reptiles of Oxbow: Charlotte Bowman of Muscogee Moms reads from Miles and Miles of Reptiles, by Tish Rabe. A live reptile demonstration follows, presented by Oxbow animal coordinator Jason Clark.
  • July 13 - My Garden: WRBL meteorologist Bob Jeswald reads from My Garden, by Kevin Henkes. Afterward, participants will plant a small herb garden to take home.
Each program costs $5 per person. Space is limited. RSVP or get information by calling 706-687-4090.

July 11 - Astronomy Night at Callaway Gardens

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

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, July 13 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, now a political science professor for The Citadel, served on the Columbus State political science faculty, from 2002-2009. For more information, call 706-507-8340.

July 14-15 - Main Campus Residence Life Orientation

Columbus State will hold an orientation on Thursday-Friday, July 14-15 for new students entering CSU this fall and living in main-campus apartments. The program repeats July 21-22. Opening day check-in 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:
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.