CSU Happenings for June 30-July 14

JUNE 30 and JULY 7 - Astronomy Night at Callaway Gardens
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center continues its Monday evening Astronomy Night series at 9 p.m Monday (June 30 and July 7) at Callaway Gardens’ Overlook Pavilion in Pine Mountain. Programs are free and start at 9 p.m. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

JULY 4 - CSU Offices to Close
CSU will close its offices for the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 4.

JULY 7-11 - Space Camps: ‘So You Want to be an Astronaut?’
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center resumes its series of space camps with “So You Want to be an Astronaut?” for ages 8-10, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 7-11 at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. Campers will fly Challenger missions and fighter jet simulators, design and build aliens, explore robotics and aeronautics, build and launch model rockets and more. The fee is $205. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org. To register online, go to http://columbus.augusoft.net/.

JULY 7-11 – ‘Activ8’ Summer Camps
Continuing Education’s “Activ8” series of weekly enrichment camps for kids resumes July 7-11 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:
• Arctic Survival (Scienceologies), ages 8-11, Howard 108
• Art in Action (Showbiz), ages 8-11, Howard 103
• Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop (Sports and Dance), ages 11-14, Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center 214
• Monster Machines (Scienceologies), ages 11-14, Howard 105
• Photo Journalism (3 R’s), ages 11-14, Howard 106
• Pre-Driver’s Ed (Ur Life), ages 11-14, Howard 102 (FULL)
• Quiz Bowl (3 R’s), ages 8-11, Howard 101 • Scrapbooking (Create-A-Lot), ages 8-11, Howard 104
• Scratch (iTech), ages 8-11, Center for Commerce and Technology 409
• Star Wars (Trendy), ages 11-14, Howard 107
• T-Shirt Mania (Create-A-Lot), ages 8-11, Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center 213

1-4 p.m.:
• 3D Designs (Create-A-Lot), ages 11-14, Howard 106
• Alice (iTech-girls only), ages 11-14, Center for Commerce and Technology 409
• Girl Power ( Ur Life-girls only), ages 11-14, Howard 108
• Monster Machines (Scienceologies), ages 8-11, Howard 105 • Multi Sports (Sports and Dance), ages 8-11, Woodruff Gym (FULL)
• Pirates (Trendy), ages 8-11, Howard 104 (FULL)
• Quiz Bowl (3 R’s), ages 11-14, Howard 101 • T-Shirt Mania (Create-A-Lot), ages 11-14, Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center 213

A separate camp for ages 5-7, “North America: Land of the Free,” is full and closed. Its activities will cover games from the past including hop scotch, jacks and pass the bean; magic; foods; and subjects related to the year 1899. 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, call 706-507-8070 or go to http://www.activ8er.com. For walk-up registration, go to the front desk in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center.

JULY 7-11 – Cheerleading Camp
CSU will stage its 35th annual Cheerleading Camp for ages 4-14, from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 7-11 at the Lumpkin Center. The camp will close with a Friday pep rally performed by campers for their family members and other guests. CSU cheerleaders from national championship-winning squads in 2004, 2005 and 2008 will provide instruction. The cost is $85 per person. To register, or for more information, call 706-507-8070 or go to http://columbus.augusoft.net/.

JULY 10-11 - Residence Life Orientation
CSU will stage an overnight, residence life orientation on Thursday and Friday, July 10-11 for fall 2008 new students who will reside in university housing on main campus. Check-in is from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10 in University 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, July 11 (call 706-507-8020 to reserve a spot). With off-campus overnight lodging, parents’ activities include a 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/.

JULY 13 - Insectival at Oxbow Meadows
CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will stage its ninth annual “Insectival” from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Rd., Columbus. Activities will include up close viewing of water and land bugs, craftmaking, roach racing, cricket-spitting contests and the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association will sell fresh honey. Admission is $2 per person and free for kids under 3. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu/events.asp.

JULY 14 - Orientation for Non-Traditional Students
CSU will hold an orientation for non-traditional freshmen and transfer students on Monday, July 14. Check-in is from 8-9 a.m. in the Davidson Student Center game room. Cost of the daylong program is $40 per student and $15 per guest. For more information, call the Orientation Hotline at 706-568-2180 or go to http://orientation.colstate.edu/.