CSU Happenings July 9-14

JULY 9 - OXBOW MEADOWS TO HOST INSECTIVAL
Columbus State Universitys Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will hold its eighth annual Insectival, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The following events and attractions will highlight the afternoon:

  • Roach races featuring Oxbows Madagascar hissing cockroaches
  • Cricket-spitting contests
  • Insect treats including chocolate-covered crickets and seasoned mealworms
  • Honey extraction demonstrations
  • Insect exhibitions and demonstrations
  • Crafts, games, a scavenger hunt and insect tattoos for children
  • Refreshments on sale

Admission is $2 per person and free for children 4 and younger. Oxbow Meadows is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or visit http://oxbow.colstate.edu

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JULY 10-14 - ARTS AND CHEERLEADING HIGHLIGHT WEEK OF SUMMER CAMPS
The next set of CSU Continuing Education summer camps, listed below, will run Monday through Friday. For more information, visit http://conted.colstate.edu or call 706-568-2023. To contact CSUs Rankin Arts Center, call 706-641-4000.

  • SPACE ARTS (Grades 3-5) 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CSUs Coca-Cola Space Science Center, $205: Participants will express their interpretations of the universe through various art forms. Resulting works will be displayed in the space center lobby.
  • CHEERLEADING CAMP (Ages 4-14) 9 a.m.-noon. Lumpkin Center, $85: Columbus State University Athletics 33rd annual Cheerleading Camp is designed for ages 4-14. Campers will be guided by CSU coach Jimbo Davis and his cheerleaders, one of the nations top Division II programs with several Peach Belt Conference titles and national championships.
  • CRANK UP THE VOLUME (Ages 7-10) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center, $125: Participants will explore movement through the fast-paced motion of jazz and perform a dance routine for family and friends on the final day of the session.
  • ROMARE BEARDEN (Grades K-2 and 3-5) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rankin Arts Center, $125: Harlem Renaissance painter Romare Bearden is the inspiration for this camp as students will use collage techniques, construct masks inspired from Africa and collaborate on a mural via printmaking.
  • CULTURE, CRAFT AND TRADITION (Grades 5-7) 1:30-4:30 p.m. Rankin Arts Center, $75: Students will investigate the history of art worldwide and create works in various mediums.

More Rankin Arts Center Programs:

  • July 8-Aug. 26 (Saturdays) Juggling 101 (Ages 12-Adult) 10-11 a.m. $49
  • July 10-28 Musical Theatre II (Grades 5-7) 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $125
  • July 10-31(Mondays) Expressions for Teens II (Ages 13-19) 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. $85

JULY 10 - BLOOD DRIVE AT CSU
Columbus State University will host a Red Cross Blood Drive, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in the Davidson Student Center Columbus Room. Donors should bring a photo ID. To make an appointment to donate, visit http://www.givelife.org and type CSU into the search box. The event also will include a raffle and giveaways for donors. For more information, call 1-800-448-3543.

JULY 13 - RITZ CARLTON WORKSHOP AT CUNNINGHAM CENTER
Columbus State Universitys Cunningham Center for Leadership Development and the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce will host Legendary Service at The Ritz-Carlton, a workshop from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 13.

Participants will learn about The Ritz-Carlton philosophy and core values, and how this translates into an exceptionally high level of customer satisfaction and loyalty. The program will cover how the Ritz-Carlton principles can be applied to create sustainable change, out-perform the competition and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. The cost is $99 per person (200 seats available). For more information, or to register, call 706-568-5101 or e-mail rozycki_kim@ColumbusState.edu.

JULY 13-14 - CSU TO STAGE RESIDENCE LIFE ORIENTATION
Columbus State University will hold orientation Thursday and Friday, July 13-14 required for new students enrolling for fall 2006, and who will live at Courtyard I. The program also is open to students who will live in the new apartments downtown on CSUs RiverPark campus.

Check-in will be noon -1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lumpkin Center, with the program beginning 2:30 p.m. at Fine Arts Hall. Activities will include an overnight stay in campus housing and conclude about 3 p.m. Friday.

The cost is $60 per student and $40 per guest with advance registration. An extra $25 will be charged for same-day registration on site. Fees cover meals, all supplies and materials. Participants are required to pay a $325 housing deposit before attending this orientation. For questions regarding orientation reservations, call 706-568-2330. For questions regarding general orientation information, contact the Orientation Hotline at 706-568-2180 or visit http://orientation.colstate.edu.