Friday, March 23, 2012

Summer Volunteering for Youth @ SGMC

Calling all YOUTH ages 14-17 years of age and interested in summer volunteering at SGMC. Our summer youth volunteer program is June 5-July 27. They will need to attend a mandatory hospital orientation June 5, from 9am-2pm. Volunteer packets can be picked up on the 4th floor in the Volunteer Services office. Applications and interviews will be completed by March 31, 2012. They should have a "B" average in school and interested in healthcare as a career.!/pages/South-Georgia-Medical-Center-Foundation-Inc/315942525991

Monday, March 19, 2012

VSU Planetarium Shows

Take a tour of the far reaches of the night sky without leaving Valdosta.

This series of evening shows is open to all members of the community. The shows are designed for the general public and are suitable for ages five and up. If weather permits, the VSU Observatory will be open for public viewing of celestial objects after each show.
All shows begin at 8:00 pm and at 9:00 pm sharp and usually last 40 to 50 minutes. Seating is limited to 47 visitors for each show and the admission is on a "first-come-first-serve" basis.
The planetarium is located in Nevins Hall on the 3rd floor (room 3004). Limited public parking is available in front of Nevins Hall and at the Admissions Office on the opposite side of Patterson Street.
For more information about the upcoming shows see the schedule below. You may also contact the Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences at 229-333-5752 for further information.
Click HERE for information about daytime planetarium shows for school children and civic organizations.

Star Cluster


schedule of shows

October 7thAutumn Stargazing
November 4thTwo Small Pieces of Glass
December 2ndOrigins of Life
February 3rdWinter Stargazing
March 2ndThe Dawn of the Space Age
April 6thSpring Stargazing

VSU Computing Camp

The Dept. of Math/CS at VSU is pleased to announce that we will organize Computing Adventures @ VSU summer camp this summer as well, just like 2010 and 2011. We greatly appreciate your encouragement and support that we have received during the previous years, and want to especially thank all of you whose child attended our camps.

This year we are organizing one middle school and one high school camp, both in the month of July. In each of the camps the campers will create smartphone apps and build their own robots. All the information about this year's camps are available at

Since we are organizing fewer camps this year compared to the last two years, we expect the camps to fill-up fairly quickly. So if your child is interested in attending one of the camps, please apply early. Also, if you know of any other potential camper, please forward this email to their parents.

VSU Science Saturday; March 24th

The Dept. of Math/CS is organising a Science Saturday on March 24th. This is a great opportunity for local school students to learn more about many different concepts of Math and CS through various hands on activities.

Attached you will find the fliers for the Science Saturday. Some of the highlights/details are:

  • Date: March 24th
  • Time: 9.00 am - 12.00
  • Location: Nevins Hall
  • Prizes: We will have some great prizes; please see the fliers for details
Activities: The flier also lists the activities that we are offering. These activities will introduce many fundamental concepts of Math and CS. Just to give you an example, the Scratching Unleashed activity will introduce the attendees to basics of programming in a fun and engaging way. This activity will be at a level that a middle schooler or even an advanced elementary schooler can easily grasp.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

MOPS Yard Sale

The 3rd Annual MOPS Yard Sale, This Saturday, March 3, 7:30am-11:30am (if it rains we will reschedule to March 17 same time, same place). Where - In the Crosspointe Church Parking Lot at 110 Northside Drive. This is a Multi-Family Yard Sale with some of the proceeds going to the local MOPS group and our community service projects. There will be Adult and Kids Clothes, Home Furnishings, Toys, Baby Gear, Washer, Furniture, Electronics and much more!!!!

Art SMarts, Saturday Morning Children's Art Classes

The February Art SMarts class was a success, and now it's time for March! If you're not signed up, call 247.2787 or
e-mail to reserve your spot.
These popular Saturday Morning Children's classes are taught by
Walter Hobbs from 10-12 p.m.
The cost is $50 for the entire month including all art supplies.