CSU Closed Monday and Tuesday Because of Hurricane Irma

In anticipation of severe weather because of Hurricane Irma, Columbus State University will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12. All normal business operations, including campus shuttle services, will cease as of 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Emergency services remain available. Anyone needing assistance should call CSU Police at (706) 507-8911. Campus officials will continue to monitor and assess the situation to make a determination about operations and services for Wednesday, Sept. 13. Any additional closures will be communicated through CougarAlert as soon as possible.

Additional information about services for on-campus residential students is being disseminated by Residence Life.

CSU Police encourages everyone to develop their personal safety plans for severe weather immediately. Additional notifications may be issued by CougarAlert, but all campus community members are encouraged to be mindful of the Muscogee County outdoor emergency weather sirens. Please use reliable state and local resources for information about weather and emergency situations in your area, and make decisions for your own safety based on the best information you have available.

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CSU Happenings March 9-15

MARCH 9 – CSU to Host Spring Literacy Conference
CSU will host the Muscogee Reading Associations Spring Literacy Conference from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, on the second floor of the Davidson Student Center, with activities in both the auditorium and Columbus Room.

The event, themed The Science of Reading: What Every Classroom Teacher Should Know, will feature informal discussion and poster sessions on research and strategies, plus door prizes and refreshments. Among the presentations, Columbus High School senior Kaitlin Solomon will read the essay that earned her the Georgia Reader of the Year Award (high school division) during the Feb. 15-16 Georgia Reading Association Conference in Atlanta.

The Muscogee Reading Association is a CSU-Muscogee County School District collaborative program housed in the College of Education. The conference at CSU is open to non-members. Pre-registration with a $5 fee is required by contacting Jeannie Cole at 706-565-3413 or by e-mail at cole_jeannie@ColumbusState.edu.

MARCH 11 Oxbow Meadows to Stage Reptile Fest
CSUs Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will stage its annual Reptile Fest from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Also part of Oxbows Second Sunday series, the event will feature native and exotic reptiles, plus opportunities for guests to take photos with a python, play reptile and amphibian games, and enjoy refreshments under big tents.

Additional, special attractions will include: A 1-3 p.m. alligator program An inaugural Hiss Columbus Pageant in which participants enter non-venomous snakes or lizards, with registration starting 1 p.m., the pageant at 2 p.m. and prizes awarded for various categories A plant sale benefiting CSUs Beta Beta Beta biology honor society.

Admission is $2 per person and free for kids under age 3. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

MARCH 12 NCAA Tennis: CSU Hosts Georgia Southwestern
CSUs mens and womens tennis squads will host Georgia Southwestern on Monday, March 12 at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Matches start at 2 p.m.. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 12 International Film Series to Feature The Chinese Feast
CSUs Center for International Education will screen the 1995 comedy-drama, The Chinese Feast at 7 p.m. Monday at the International House, 6 Clearview Circle. Produced in Hong Kong, the films plot centers on a former loan shark attempting to help a family save their restaurant by staging a cooking contest waged by organized crime rivals. The screening is free and open to the public, and part of the Center for International Educations spring film series, Food in Film. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

MARCH 12 Student Voice Recital
CSUs Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by soprano Allison Ladshaw at 7:30 p.m. Monday, in RiverCenters Legacy Hall. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 13 – Grand Opening for Market on Broadway
CSU Dining Services will have an official grand opening on Tuesday of Market on Broadway, a contemporary, full-scale market that offers shopping and restaurant-style dining at 1009 Broadway. The event will include an 11:30 a.m. ribbon cutting, plus free samples, giveaways and various prizes raffled throughout the week.

The market has resulted from a partnership among CSU, CSU Foundation, and ARAMARK Higher Education, the universitys dining services provider. We are excited to offer a full-service Market on the RiverPark campus that can be enjoyed by CSU and the entire community, said Erich Geiger, district manager for CSU Dining Services. Campus dining is a large part of a students college experience. We feel the addition of Market on Broadway will offer students increased convenience and value.

Open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays, the market features a deli where customers can request made-to-order sandwiches and purchase as well as purchase groceries, household products and basic necessities. The market also offers several dining options for breakfast and lunch. For more information, call 706-507-8225.

MARCH 13 NCAA Softball: CSU Hosts UNC Pembroke
The CSU womens softball squad will host UNC Pembroke, at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday at Lady Cougar Field. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 13 Student Violin, Piano Recitals
CSUs Schwob School of Music on Tuesday will present student recitals by violinist Arturro Rodriguez at 7:30 p.m. in RiverCenters Legacy Hall and pianist Wei Jiao at 7:30 p.m. in Studio Theatre. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 14 NCAA Softball: CSU Hosts Carson-Newman
The CSU womens softball squad will host Carson-Newman, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday at Lady Cougar Field. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 14-15 NCAA Baseball: CSU Hosts Millersville
The CSU baseball squad will host Millersville at 4 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday, March 14-15 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 14 Student Cello Recital
CSUs Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by cellist Daniel Holloway at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 in RiverCenters Legacy Hall. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 15 – Admission and Financial Aid Deadline For Summer Classes
The deadline to apply for priority admission and financial aid for CSU summer classes is 5 p.m. Thursday, March 15. The deadline applies to both the May and June sessions. To apply online, go to https://www.colstate.edu/future/apply/applications.asp. For more information, call 760-568-2035.

MARCH 15 – CSU to Offer Free Course for Storm Spotter Certification
CSU Police will host a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Storm Spotter’ certification program next month. A part of the universitys emergency preparedness program, the free class will be produced by the Columbus Emergency Management Agency and be held at CSUs Cunningham Center. There will be two sessions on March 15, one from 9-11 a.m. and one from 6-8 p.m., both taught by a certified NOAA meteorologist. Anyone who completes the class will be a NOAA-certified Storm Spotter, available to local and federal meteorologists as a resource and trained observer of weather events. To attend this free class, which is also open to the public, contact University Police at 706-568-2022.

MARCH 15 – Student Violin, Voice Recitals
CSUs Schwob School of Music will present student recitals, by violinist Brandie Phillips at 6:30 p.m. in RiverCenters Studio Theatre and soprano Lindsay Patton at 7:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall on Thursday, March 15. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

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