CSU Happenings for June 16-22

JUNE 16 – Astronomy Night at FDR State Park
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program Saturday at Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain. The program will begin at 9 p.m. with a planetarium presentation, followed by planet viewing and stargazing through telescopes. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

JUNE 18-22 - Kids’ Summer Camps to Range from Mathematics to Modeling and Moviemaking
Spaces are available for the following camps, Monday through Friday, presented by CSU Continuing Education:

• Cougar Summer Speed and Agility Camp for Boys and Girls (ages 10-18), 9-11:30 a.m., CSU Soccer Complex, $100: This program, designed to improve athletic ability on the playing field, targets muscle strength, speed, flexibility, changing direction, power when running and jumping, and coordination. The instructor, CSU Soccer Strength and Conditioning Coach Alexa Smith, is a former professional women’s soccer player and All-Big East performer for the University of Connecticut. Call Smith at 706-568-2446 for more about the camp.

• PRIME Camp for Girls (grades 6-8), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fine Arts Hall, $169 (covers materials): Staged by CSU’s Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative, this camp is designed to stimulate girls’ interest in the study of mathematics, as it connects math to art, music, science, literature and technology. Participants will use graphing calculators, computers and engage in a variety of hands-on activities.

• Super Storytelling (grades 5-7) 1-3 p.m. Rankin Arts Center, $75: Students will find an outlet for self-expression in creating ways of storytelling through visual arts.

THE FOLLOWING JUNE 18-22 CAMPS ARE FILLED:

• Medieval Times (ages 7-10) 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: This camp is part of the “Catch the Summer Express” series at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center, which takes campers back in history. In this case, participants will write up their own medieval menu and then plan a midsummer's feast, plus visit the “Brothers of the Lady of Perpetual Knowledge” and become an apprentice in illustrating illuminated texts. On the final day, campers will stage a costumed, medieval meal.

• Arts Explorers: Beyond Belief (grades K-2 & 3-5), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Rankin Arts Center: Campers will explore new ways to work with their favorite media including crayons, clay, fabric and paint, and step into a world of fantasy and myth, create an imaginative creature and learn about surrealism.

• Fashion Modelz, 1-4 p.m., Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center: This camp is geared toward mainstream, plus-size, and male models, ages 10-19, who will learn about fashion modeling and how to prepare for model scouts, agencies and local fashion shows, and experience fashion runway choreography. The instructor, Allie Amonoo, is a fashion designer and model who has worked in New York City. She will guide participants in a fashion photo shoot and in a fashion show.

• Sci-Fi Movie Makers, 8:30-4:30 p.m., CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center: This camp offers aspiring actors and directors, grades 3-6, the opportunity to script, produce, create special effects for and star in an original science fiction movie. The movie will be screened for viewing (date and time to be announced; call 706-649-1470 for more details.

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

JUNE 21-22 – Overnight Fall Semester Orientation for New Commuter Students
Columbus State University will host an overnight orientation for fall 2007 new students who will not reside in university housing, on Thursday and Friday, June 21 and 22.

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