CSU Happenings June 23-30

JUNE 23 - NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION FOR FALL SEMESTER
Columbus State University will hold orientation Friday, June 23 for new students enrolling for fall 2006 who have recently graduated from high school and will not be living in university housing. Check-in will be 8-9 a.m. at Fine Arts Hall. Programs begin at 9 a.m. in the Fine Arts Hall auditorium and will conclude about 3 p.m. The cost is $35 per student and $15 per guest with advance registration. An extra $25 will be charged for same-day registration on site. Fees cover meals, all supplies and materials. For questions regarding orientation reservations, call 706-568-2330. For general orientation information, contact the Orientation Hotline at 706-568-2180 or visit http://orientation.colstate.edu/index.htm

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JUNE 23 - RANKIN SUMMER CAMP MUSICAL TO FEATURE YOUNG ARTISTS
Columbus State Universitys Rankin Arts Center will stage a performance that culminates three weeks of its Musical Theatre Camp, 11:30 a.m. Friday in the RiverCenters Studio Theatre. Camp participants, students from grades 2-4, will perform To Bee or Not to Bee, a musical about following your instincts and dreams and becoming who you are meant to be. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-641-4000.

JUNE 26-30 - SUMMER CAMPS TO COVER GARDENING, DANCE, SPACE SCIENCE AND PRIMITIVE EARTH SKILLS
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-O-RAMA (grades 1-2) 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Coca-Cola Space Science Center, $205. Staged by CSUs Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Space-O-Rama targets future scientists with activities that include constructing and launching rockets, designing aliens, building sundials and more.
  • EARTH SKILLS: BACK TO BASICS (grades 6-7) 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $175. Campers will discover the past while acquiring skills used by Native Americans of the Southeastern United States. Instructor Russell Cutts will demonstrate how to identify edible plants, use stone-age cookery, create art projects and more.
  • BACKYARDS AND BEANSTALKS (ages 7-10) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center, $125. Campers will learn about growing plants, then plan a garden from the ground up. Experts from the county extension office will direct the camp.
  • CSU DANCE CAMP (ages 4-14) 9 a.m.-noon. Lumpkin Center movement room, $85. Coach Jimbo Davis and members of the CSU Dance Team, one of the Souths top Division II programs, will direct this seventh annual camp. Various styles of dance will be covered. Participants will perform in a Friday grand finale for family and friends.

JUNE 29-30 - NEW STUDENT, RESIDENCE LIFE ORIENTATION
Columbus State University will hold orientation Thursday and Friday, June 29-30 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 Residence Life housing to be part of CSUs RiverPark campus. Check-in will be noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29 in the Lumpkin Center, with the program beginning at 2:30 p.m. iat Fine Arts Hall. The orientation will include an overnight stay in campus housing and conclude about 3 p.m. Friday, June 30.

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/index.htm.