CSU Happenings for June 18-25

JUNE 18-19 – Residence Life Orientation
Columbus State will hold a Thursday-Friday overnight Residence Life Orientation for new fall 2009 students who will live in the main campus Courtyard I apartments. Checkin is 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday at University Hall and the program will begin in the University Hall auditorium. Fees 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. Students who are told they should take CSU's math placement test should come early to take that test from 8-11 a.m. in the Turner Center, enabling them to register for classes at the conclusion of registration. For more information, e-mail orientation@ColumbusState.edu or call 706-568-2180.

JUNE 19-20 – Bibb City Oral History Dramatization and Exhibition
Columbus State University, with the Chattahoochee Shakespeare Company, will stage the final presentations of “Bibb City: Collected Lives from a Mill Town,” an exhibition and oral history dramatization, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the CSU Theatre on the Park Studio. There is no admission price, but donations supporting the Chattahoochee Shakespeare Company will be collected at the door. To access the entire project online, go to http://archives.colstate.edu/digital_collections/. For more information, call 706-507-8403 or e-mail becker_becky@ColumbusState.edu.

JUNE 20 – CSU Staff Council Garage Sale
The Columbus State University Staff Council will host a garage sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the university’s parking garage next to the Lumpkin Center. Hot dogs will be served. For more information, call 706-568-2022 or e-mail mayo_debby@ColumbusState.edu.

 

JUNE 20 – Astronomy Night at Roosevelt State Park
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program starting 9 p.m. Saturday at Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

JUNE 22 - Astronomy Night at Callaway Gardens
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will present an Astronomy Night program 9 p.m. 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.

JUNE 23 - Fall Orientation for Commuter Students
Columbus State will hold a daylong orientation on Tuesday, June 23 for fall 2009 new students who will not reside in university housing. Checkin is 8-9 a.m. in University Hall. Cost per student is $42, $17 per adult and $11 per child family member. The fees cover materials and meals. Participants have an opportunity to meet other new students, explore campus resources and organizations, learn academic policies and procedures, and distinguish between academic myths and facts. For reservations or more information, call 706-568-2180 or go to http://orientation.colstate.edu/.

JUNE 25 – Lunch and Learn with Author Billie Jane McIntosh
The CSU Archives and the Muscogee Genealogical Society will co-host a Lunch and Learn program at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25 in the CSU International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. Billie Jane McIntosh will talk about her book, From Georgia Tragedy to Oklahoma Frontier: A Biography of Scots Creek Indian Chief Chilly McIntosh. The author is the granddaughter of Chilly McIntosh and great granddaughter of Chief William McIntosh, who lived at Fort Mitchell. She will speak from noon-1 p.m. The program is free and includes light lunch refreshments. For more information, call 706-322-3175.

JUNE 26 - Fall Orientation for Non-Traditional and Transfer Students
Columbus State will hold a new student orientation Friday, June 26 for non-traditional and transfer students enrolled for the fall 2009 semester.r Checkin for the daylong program is 8-9 a.m. in the Davidson Student Center. Cost per student is $42, $17 per adult and $11 per child family members. The fees cover materials and meals. Participants have an opportunity to meet other new students, explore campus resources and organizations, learn academic policies and procedures, and distinguish between academic myths and facts. For reservations or more information, call 706-568-2330 or go to http://orientation.colstate.edu/.

ONGOING

Southern Watercolor Exhibition
The 32nd Annual Southern Watercolor Exhibition is open through June 26 in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery on CSU’s downtown RiverPark campus. Columbus State, plus CSU Friends of Art and the Southern Watercolor Society, are co-hosting the event. A portion of the exhibition sales’ proceeds will benefit CSU’s art scholarship fund. Gallery hours are 11a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

Weekend Bird Walks at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Environmental Learning Center at Oxbow Meadows is hosting “Bird Walks” at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. The program is free and designed for adults and children ages 10 and older. Binoculars and bird 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.