CSU Happenings For June 2011

June 1-25 - CSU Theatre: ‘Blues Clues Live’
Columbus State University’s Department of Theatre presents Blues Clues Live: Blue’s Birthday Party in 15 shows from June 1-25 at CSU Theatre on the Park on the RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. The inaugural production of the Columbus Repertory Theatre gets young audiences involved in a search for clues about what the popular Nickelodeon character wants for her birthday. Show times and dates are:
• 9:30 a.m. weekdays, June 1-3, 10, 15-17, and 22-24
• 10 a.m. Saturdays, June 11 and 18
• 2 p.m. Sundays, June 12 and 19
• 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25
Tickets are $12 and $6 for children under 12. For more information, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre or call 706-507-8444.

June 4 - How to Bee a Beekeeper: Part 2

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center hosts the second of a two-part workshop, How to Bee a Beekeeper, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. The program will be directed by experts from the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association. The cost is $20 for participants who did not attend the first session in April. To register, call 706-687-4090. For more information, go to http://oxbow.columbusstate.edu/programs.php or call Jim Harris at 706-563-4186.

June 6-30 - ‘Summer Spectacular’ Camp
The College of Education and Health Professions opens its Summer Spectacular series Monday, June 6. This summer enrichment program for ages 4-11 takes place 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday through June 30 at North Columbus Elementary School. CSU early childhood education students and faculty will direct activities under the theme “On the Move: Road, Water, Rail, Air, and Space.” The cost per child is $100 for the entire camp (four weeks) or $30 per week. Spaces are limited and will be filled based on order of registration. For more information or registration forms, call 706-569-2888.

June 6, 13, 20, 27 - Monday Astronomy Night Series at Callaway Gardens
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center holds its annual, summerlong Monday Astronomy Night series at Callaway Gardens near Pine Mountain  starting Monday, June 6. 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.

June 6 - New Student Orientation
at Fort Benning
Columbus State will hold a summer session orientation for new students taking classes at CSU’s Fort Benning center on Monday, June 6 in Building 2611, Soldiers Plaza. Check-in is 5-6 p.m. followed by a  6-8 p.m. presentation, plus student advisement and course registration. Participation is cost-free. For more information, call 706-568-2180.

June 6-10 – Math CIRCLES Camp for High School Girls
CSU’s Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative will hold a summer camp for high school girls entering grades 10-12 from June 6-10. The program, Math CIRCLES (Math Community and Industry Role-models Creating Learning Experiences), will be based on CSU’s main campus and include field trips to meet with local professionals and experience how math skills are vital to various occupations. In turn, these participants will have an opportunity to help direct younger students in June 20-24 CRMC math camps.  For more information, or to register, go to http://crmc.columbusstate.edu. The cost of the camp is $75 with financial aid available. For additional information, contact Kenneth Jones at 706-568-2480 or jones_kenneth@columbusstate.edu.

June 6-24 - Camp Oxbow

“Leave No Child Inside” is the theme for Camp Oxbow, three separate, weeklong youth camps from June 6-24 at CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center:
* Wetland Wonders, June 6-10, explores the center’s surrounding wetlands.
* Green Guardians, June 13-17, concentrates on the protection and preservation of the natural environment.
* Naturally Artistic, June 20-24, involves photographing wildlife, creating pottery with Georgia clays and more. Registration fees per child are $195 for Wetland Wonders and Green Guardians and $215 for Naturally Artistic. CSU faculty and staff receive a $50 discount per camp for their children. For more information, contact Randolph at 706-687-4090 or randolph_lisa@columbusstate.edu.

June 7 - New Student Orientation
at West Point Center
Columbus State will hold a summer session orientation for new students at CSU’s West Point Center Tuesday, June 7 in the classroom building at 405 W. 8th Street, West Point. Check-in is 5-6 p.m. followed by a 6-8 p.m. presentation, plus student advisement and course registration. The cost for the orientation is $36 per student and $10 per guest. For more information, call 706-568-2180 or go to orientation@columbusstate.edu.

June 7 - Adult Re-Entry Study Skills Refresher Course Begins

Columbus State’s Adult Re-Entry Program begins its next study skills refresher course Tuesday, June 7 for nontraditional students preparing to enter or re-enter college after five years or more away from the classroom. The class will meet 6:30-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center for 19 sessions of reviewing and updating reading, writing and math skills for the new entrance exam requirements.  It also includes a brief orientation to CSU. Those completing the course also receive one semester hour of degree credit upon CSU enrollment. The cost is $179, For more information, call 706-507-8300.

June 8 - Main Campus New Student Orientation for Summer Session

Columbus State will hold a summer session orientation for new students attending classes on the RiverPark and main campuses Wednesday, June 8, starting in the Davidson Student Center auditorium. Check-in is 8-8:30 a.m. for the daylong program. The cost is $56 per student and $20 per guest. For more information, call 706-568-2180.

June 8 – Guest Organ Recital
Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music presents a recital by guest organist Gerald Hansen at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Hansen, a retired New York music professor, has presented solo organ recitals and workshops around the United States and in Scandinavia.  Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

June 9-26 - CSU Theatre: ‘Nunsense’

Columbus State University’s Department of Theatre presents the musical comedy Nunsense in nine performances from June 9-26 at CSU Theatre on the Park on the RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. The second of a pair of inaugural productions of the Columbus Repertory Theatre focuses on a talent show, featuring hilarious songs and dance routines, put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury 52 of their fellow sisters who were accidently poisoned by the convent cook. Show times and dates are:
• 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 9-11 and 16-18
• 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 23-24
• 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26
Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for children, senior citizens and military personnel. For more information, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre or call 706-507-8444.

June 13 - Summer Classes Begin

Columbus State’s summer session of classes runs June 13-July 28. For more information, call 706-5507-8800 or go to http://registration.colstate.edu.

June 14-18 - Southeast Trombone Symposium at RiverCenter
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts its second annual Southeast Trombone Symposium June 14-18 at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in downtown Columbus. Organized by CSU Associate Professor Bradley Palmer, the symposium will involve 32 selected trombonists who will engage in master classes and various performances including a solo competition. Joining Palmer as symposium faculty are Atlanta Symphony Orchestra trombonists Colin Williams, Jay Evans, George Curran and Nicole Abissi as auditor coordinator. For more information, including how to participate as an auditor, performance schedules and ticket prices, call 706-649-7225 or email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

June 18 - Astronomy Night at Roosevelt State Park

Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will hold an Astronomy Night program of  of stargazing and planet viewing 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain. For more information, including directions, call 706-649-1470

June 20-24 - CRMC Math Camps at Columbus High School
The Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative at Columbus State University will stage a trio of gender and age-group-specific summer camps that bridge math with mystery-solving, games, art, technology, sports statistics, architecture and more. Each camp takes place Monday-Friday, June 20-24 at Columbus High School, 1700 Cherokee Ave.:
• PSI (Problem Solving Investigators), 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. is designed for students 8-11-years old. Campers will act as scientists, explorers and detectives as they investigate mathematical ideas and engage in various hands-on explorations involving mystery solving, puzzles and games.
• PRIME Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., is for girls entering grades 6-8, who will explore mathematical connections to art, science, games, puzzles, and technology. The camp is designed to illustrate connections between math and many areas of the participants’ lives.
• POWER Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., is for boys entering grades 6-8, who will explore the mathematical foundation to sports statistics, architecture, art and design, rockets, games, puzzles and technology.
To register, go to http://crmc.columbusstate.edu/camps.php or contact Kenneth Jones at 706-568-2480.

June 21 - English Horn Recital

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents an English horn recital by Carolyn Hove at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Hove, the principal English hornist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and will be in residence at CSU for a four-day intensive workshop on English horn repertoire, technique and reed making. The recital is free and open to the public.  Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

June 23-24 - New Student Orientation for Fall Classes
Columbus State will hold an overnight, fall semester orientation Thursday and Friday, June  23-24 geared to new students who will attend classes on CSU's RiverPark campus and those who will reside in campus housing. Check-in time and site information will be announced. 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.

June 25 - English Horn Masterclass Participants to Perform
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents a performance by participants of Carolyn Hove’s four-day English horn masterclass 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 25 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Hove is an English hornist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

June 28-July 3 - Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition June 28-July 3 at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Billed as the international classical guitar community’s premier event, activities will include concerts by celebrated artists from around the world, interactive workshops on a wide range of topics, scholarly lectures, a vendor fair, an international concert artist competition, and youth competitions  For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

Ongoing - More Summer Camps for Youth
Columbus State University summer camps for children and young teens are under way 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 camps will run weekly through July 30. For more information, go to:
• Activ8: http://www.activ8er.com (May 23-July 30)
• Space Science: http://www.ccssc.org/summercamps.html (June 6-July 30)
• Athletics: http://www.csucougars.com/information/camps_clinics/index (May 31-Aug. 3)
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.