CSU Happenings for June 21-27

JUNE 21 - Space Science Center Anniversary to Feature Astronaut Story Musgrave
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will celebrate its 12th anniversary and a pair of other milestones from 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. A slate of free entertainment for all ages also will commemorate CSU’s 50th anniversary, and an appearance by astronaut Story Musgrave signifies NASA’s 50th anniversary.

Musgrave will give a pair of free presentations titled “Art of the Cosmos,” including a 3 p.m. program in the Omnisphere Theater. Free tickets (limit four per person) are available at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus.

Musgrave, 72, has flown six NASA space missions over 30 years, including flights on all five space shuttles. He’s also accomplished as a trauma surgeon, scientist, author and consultant to Disney’s imagineering group, Applied Minds, Inc., and the movie “Mission to Mars.” Guests also will have an opportunity to visit with Musgrave in a “meet and greet” session starting at 4:30 p.m. Earlier activities will involve Omnisphere Theater shows, air rockets, model rocket launches, T-shirt give-aways and movies in the shuttle. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

JUNE 21 - Sci-Fi Under the Stars Double Feature: ‘Destination Moon’ and ‘Rocketship X-Man’
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will screen “Destination Moon” and “Rocketship X-Man” (both from 1950) on the center’s south lawn starting 9 p.m. Saturday. Part of the center’s Sci-Fi Under the Stars series, the double feature is free as guests are invited to bring snacks, lawn chairs and bug spray. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

JUNE 22-26 – ‘High School Elite’ Soccer Camp
CSU women’s soccer coach Jay Entlich will direct a High School Elite soccer camp for boys and girls, ages 13-18, from Sunday through Thursday at CSU. Training will cover strength, conditioning, speed, agility and decision-making. The camp also will involve a seminar on college-level recruiting. The cost is $375 per person with overnight accommodations in CSU’s Courtyard I apartments or $250 per commuter participant. Registration is from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Courtyard I office on University Avenue. The camp will open with a 3:30 p.m. Sunday meeting at the Mock Pavilion at Clearview Circle. For more information, call 706-507-8070.

JUNE 23-26 – Early Childhood Enrichment Camp Concludes
CSU’s College of Education concludes its month-long “Summer Spectacular 2008” series of weekly activities Monday through Thursday. The program, for ages 4-11, costs $25 and runs from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Participants research and write about theme subtopics and bring the overall theme, Natural History Museum, to life by creating displays. CSU early childhood education students and professors direct the programs at both River Road and North Columbus elementary schools. For more information, call 706-568-5392.

JUNE 23-26 - Dance Camp
The CSU Dance Team will conduct its ninth annual Dance Camp for ages 4-14 from 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Thursday at the Lumpkin Center. The camp will cover various styles of dance and conclude with a Thursday “grand finale” performance for participants’ family members and other guests. To register or for more information, call 706-507-8070 or go to http://columbus.augusoft.net/.

JUNE 23-27 - Space Camp: ‘Earth, H²O and Beyond’
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center continues its summer space camp series with “Earth H²0 and Beyond” for grades 3-4, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. The camp’s focus is on water, on Earth and throughout the solar system. Activities will include rocket and balloon launches, gaming, Challenger missions, jet simulators and a Georgia Aquarium field trip. The fee is $205. For more information, call space camps director Michael Seckinger at 706-649-1477 or go to http://www.ccssc.org. To register online, go to http://columbus.augusoft.net/.

JUNE 23-27 – ‘Activ8’ Summer Camps
Continuing Education continues its “Activ8” series of enrichment camps on CSU’s main campus. There is no registration deadline as spaces are open for several of the camps that will run Monday through Friday in various categories (in parentheses):

9 a.m.-noon:
• Jump on Board (Trendy), ages 8-11, Howard 106
• Multicultural Arts (Create-A-Lot), ages 8-11, Howard 104
• Poet in You (3 R’s), ages 11-14, Howard 107
• Quilting (Create-A-Lot), ages 8-11, Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center 213
• Reader’s Theater (Showbiz), ages 11-14, Howard 108
• Survivor (Ur Life), ages 11-14, Howard 102
• U Buggin’ (Scienceologies), ages 8-11, Howard 105 FULL

1-4 p.m.:
• Anime (Create-A-Lot), 11-14, Howard 104
• Game Maker (iTech), Ages 11-14, Center for Commerce and Technology 409 FULL
• Mime Theater (Showbiz), ages 8-11, Howard 106
• Multi Sports (Sports and Dance), ages 8-11, Woodruff Gym FULL
• Survivor (Ur Life), ages 8-11, Howard 102 • Wars of the World (Global), ages 8-11, Howard 103

CSU’s Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative also is staging its POWER Camp ($149 fee) for boys ages 11-14, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Howard 101.

For ages 5-7, this week’s Activ8 program, “Europe: Lands of Culture” from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center, is at capacity.

Other Activ8 camp fees range from $79-$95. All campers can eat lunches brought from home or purchase a meal during a supervised lunch hour in the Davidson Student Center cafeteria. Also, for a small, added fee, “before care” and “after care” services are available as parents can drop off campers anytime after 7 a.m. and pick them up any time until 6 p.m.

Space is limited, and the schedule could change. For more information, including schedule updates, all 706-507-8070 or go to http://www.activ8er.com. For walk-up registration, go to the Continuing Education front desk in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center.

JUNE 23 – Astronomy Night at Callaway Gardens
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center continues its Callaway Gardens Astronomy Night series with a session starting 9 p.m. Monday at Overlook Pavilion. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

JUNE 26-27 - Residence Life Orientation
CSU will stage an overnight, residence life orientation on June 26-27 for fall 2008 new students who will reside in university housing on main campus. Check-in is from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26 in University Hall (formerly Fine Arts Hall). The program includes meals, evening entertainment, an overnight stay in CSU’s Courtyard apartments and math placement testing from 8-11 a.m. Friday (call 706-507-8020 to reserve a spot). With off-campus overnight lodging, parents’ activities include a downtown bus tour of CSU’s RiverPark campus.

The cost is $85 per student and $60 per family member. For reservations, call 706-568-2330. For more information, call the Orientation Hotline at 706-568-2180 or go to http://orientation.colstate.edu/.