CSU Happenings for May 30-June 8

MAY 30-31 – CSU Theatre to Stage World Premiere, Honor Playwright
CSU Theatre will stage the premiere of “The Chimes,” an international prize-winning play by Kevin Christopher Snipes, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at CSU’s Studio Theatre in its art-theatre complex.

A drama set in a Massachusetts prep school at the outset of World War II, the play earned the most recent Larry Corse Prize for Playwriting, winning the CSU-hosted international competition that drew about 300 entries from 15 countries. Corse will formally present the prize to Snipes before the Saturday show. Snipes’ plot centers on a group of boys in the school who bond through their love of Shakespeare until the emerging war strains and severs their friendships. General admission is $10 and $8 for senior citizens, military personnel and CSU alumni and free for CSU faculty, staff and students. For tickets or more information, call 706-507-8444.

JUNE 2-5 - Space Camp: ‘So You Want to be an Astronaut’
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will open its summer space camp series with “So You Want to be an Astronaut” for ages 8-10 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. Participants will fly Challenger missions and fighter jet simulators, design and build aliens, explore robotics and aeronautics, build and launch rockets and more 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 2-5 – Early Childhood Enrichment Camp to Open
CSU’s College of Education on Monday will open its month-long “Summer Spectacular 2008” series of weekly activities themed for ages 4-11, Participants will 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 will direct the programs at both River Road and North Columbus elementary schools. Parents can sign up their children for $25 per child, per week for any or all sessions, which run 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 706-568-5392.

JUNE 2-6 – CSU Sports Camps
CSU coaches, athletes and others will direct various sports camps for kids this week in four or five-day programs:

• Soccer, ages 7-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, CSU Soccer Complex, $200 or $125 for a morning session for ages 4-14 • Tennis, ages 5-up, 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Thursday, Blackmon Tennis Center, $125 • Baseball, ages 5-9, 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday, Ragsdale Field, $125 • Girls Basketball Fundamentals, ages 5-up, 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday, Lumpkin Center, $125 • Golf, ages 6-18, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, Bull Creek Golf Course, $225

To register or for more information, call 706-507-8070 or go to http://columbus.augusoft.net/.

JUNE 2-6 – ‘Activ8’ Summer Camps Open
Continuing Education opens its new “Activ8” series of weekly enrichment camps this week on CSU’s main campus. There is no registration deadline as spaces are open for several of the courses that will run Monday through Friday in various categories (in parentheses):

9 a.m. -noon
• Animal Kingdom (Scienceologies), ages 8-11, Howard 107
• Brain Training (3 R’s), ages 8-11, Howard 103
• CSI (Scienceologies), ages 11-14, Howard 104 (FULL)
• Game Show (Showbiz), Ages 8-11, Howard 102 • High School Musical (Showbiz), ages 11-14, Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center 214
• Jewelry Making (Create-A-Lot), ages 8-11, Howard 105
• Mosaic Art (Create-A-Lot), ages 11-14, Howard 106
• Pico Crickets (iTech), ages 8-11, Center for Commerce and Technology 409
• Portfolio (iTech), ages 11-14, Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center 216
• Real World (Ur Life), ages 11-14, Howard 108
• Slumber Party (Create-A-Lot), ages 8-11, Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center 213
• World of Spies (Global), ages 8-11, Howard 101 (FULL)

1-4 p.m.
• Anime (Create-A-Lot), ages 8-11, Howard 105
• Brain Training (3 R’s), ages 11-14, Howard 103
• Forces of Nature (Scienceologies), ages 8-11, Howard 104
• Game Maker (iTech), ages 11-14, Center for Commerce and Technology 409 (FULL)
• Game Show (Showbiz), ages 11-14, Howard 102
• High School Musical (Showbiz), ages 8-11, Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center 214 (FULL)
• Keyboarding (iTech), ages 8-11, Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center 216
• Mad Scientist (Scienceologies), ages 11-14, Howard 106
• Reader’s Theater (Showbiz), ages 8-11, Howard 107
• Slumber Party (Create-A-Lot), ages 8-11, Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center 213
• Who am I? (Ur Life), ages 11-14, Howard 108

For ages 5-7, this week’s Activ8 program (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), “Australia: the Land of Oz,” will involve Aboriginal art and traditional stories, songs, dance,food and more. Registration for this course, at capacity, is closed.

Fees per course range from $79-$95. All Activ8 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. For more information, call 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 2 - Astronomy Night at Callaway Gardens
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program starting 9 p.m. at Callaway Gardens’ Overlook Pavilion in Pine Mountain. The program is free and opens a weekly, Monday evening series at Callaway. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

JUNE 4 – Summer Orientation
CSU will stage a daylong orientation on Wednesday, June 4 for new students who are enrolled for the June 9-July 23 summer session of classes. Check-in is 8 a.m. in the Davidson Student Center game room with the program starting 8:30 a.m. in the Davidson auditorium. The cost is $40 for students and $15 for family members. 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, call 706-568-2330. For more information, call the Orientation Hotline at 706-568-2180 or go to http://orientation.colstate.edu/.

JUNE 5 – Late Registration for Summer Classes
CSU will accept late registrations on Thursday, June 5 for its June 9-July 23 summer session of classes. For more information, call 706-5507-8800 or go to http://registration.colstate.edu.

JUNE 7 – Astronomy Night at Roosevelt State Park
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program starting 9 p.m. Saturday, June 7 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 8 – Oxbow Meadows’ Second Sunday to Explore Primitive Living
CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will present “12,000 Years in 60 Minutes” as its Second Sunday series program for June 8. The 2-3 p.m. program will involve a demonstration by historian and primitive skills specialist Scott Jones, who will cover fire-making; the of use of animals for food, fiber, tools and hide; and stone stools such as the atlatl (spearthrower), bow and rivercane blowgun. Admission is $2 person and free for kids under 3. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.