CSU Happenings April 13-19

APRIL 13 - Scholastic Honors Convocation to Recognize Top Faculty, Students
Columbus State University will host its annual Scholastic Honors Convocation, from 2-4 p.m. Friday, April 13 in the Fine Arts Hall auditorium. The event will recognize CSU’s outstanding faculty and students for 2006-07. The program is free. For more information, call 706-568-2033.

APRIL 13 – Student Piano, Violin Recitals
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present student recitals by violinist Whitney Millican and pianist Shelley Millican starting 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

APRIL 14 – Visitation Day to Serve Prospective Students
The CSU Admissions Office will hold a Visitation Day for high school seniors and their parents on Saturday. The event will begin in the Lumpkin Center with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. The program allows prospective students to tour campus, meet current CSU students and speak with professors in their area of interest. For more information or to register, call 706-568-2035 or visit http://visit.colstate.edu.

APRIL 14 – CSU to Host ‘Graduate School Open House’
CSU will showcase its master’s degree programs in a “Graduate School Open House” on Saturday, April 14 in the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development. The event opens with registration and a continental breakfast from 10-10:30 a.m., followed by individual presentations on CSU’s graduate degree programs. A main-campus tour starting 11:30 a.m. will conclude the event. For more information, call 706-568-2035.

APRIL 14 – NCAA Softball: CSU Hosts Augusta State
The CSU women’s softball squad will face Augusta State at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14 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.

APRIL 14-15 – NCAA Baseball: CSU Hosts USC Aiken
The CSU baseball squad will face USC Aiken at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 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.

APRIL 14 - CSU Wind Band Alumni Reunion Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will stage a CSU Wind Band Alumni Reunion Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Retired conductor Hal Gibson and present conductor Robert Rumbelow will share the stage with both the CSU Wind Symphony the CSU Wind Orchestra, as well as an “Alumni Band” comprised of former Schwob School of Music musicians. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

APRIL 15 – Student Trombone, Horn Recitals
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present student recitals by trombonists William Allford and James Wolf at 4 p.m. and Michael Thomas on horn at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

APRIL 15 – CSU Chorale and University Singers
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a CSU Chorale and University Singers performance at 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. General admission is $5. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

APRIL 16 – Film Screening to Remember Rwanda Genocide
CSU’s Center for International Education will screen the PBS Frontline documentary “Ghosts of Rwanda” at 7 p.m. Monday in the International House at 6 Clearview Circle. This two-hour program is free and open to the public, as April marks the 13th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide that claimed about 800,000 lives. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

APRIL 16 – International Artist to Premiere Original Works
Bulgarian-raised and Paris-based classical guitarist Atanas Ourkouzounov will perform original works at 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The event is sponsored by CSU’s Schwob School of Music and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, which is hosting Ourkouzounov as a Carson McCullers Resident Composer in Guitar. For more information, call 706-327-1911.

APRIL 17 – Seminar: ‘Technical Security in an Educational Environment’
CSU’s Center for Quality Teaching and Learning will host a seminar, “Technical Security in an Educational Environment,” 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday in the Cunningham Center. The event targets educators of all levels. Online registration, $50 per person, can be made at http://cqtl.colstate.edu/courses/register.asp?pkCourseID=361. For more information, call 706-565-3645.

APRIL 17-19 – CSU Libraries to Hold Annual Book Sale
As part of National Library Week, CSU Libraries will hold its annual book sale April 17-19 in the main lobby of the Schwob Library. Prices will be $1 for most hardcover books and 25 cents for most paperback books. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, 2-7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call 706-568-2042.

APRIL 17 – Columbus Author to Give Talk
Author-historian Louise (Biddy) Barfield Hammett will discuss her book “I Must Sing! The Era with Carrie Fall Benson,” at noon, Tuesday on the main floor in CSU’s Schwob Library. The program is free and hosted by CSU Libraries in conjunction with National Library Week. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 706-568-2042.

APRIL 17 – Student Art Exhibition Reception
CSU’s Department of Art will host a reception for its annual Student Art Exhibition from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the university’s RiverPark campus in downtown campus. The program, in the Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts at 6 West 10th Street, will feature scholarship presentations to current students and incoming freshmen. The students’ works are on display in the Illges gallery. The reception is free. For more information, call 706-507-8300. For directions to the venue, go to http://www.colstate.edu/maps/riverpark.asp.

APRIL 17 – CSU Musicians to Premiere Composition by Brian Cherney
The CSU Percussion Ensemble and Wind Symphony will join to perform a piece composed for them by Canadian composer Brian Cherney, a Carson McCullers Resident Composer in Percussion. The concert, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, will feature Assistant Professor Paul Vaillancourt as soloist. The event is sponsored CSU’s Schwob School of Music and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-327-1911.

APRIL 18 - Security Awareness Week Expo at Clock Tower
CSU’s Computer Information and Networking Services department and the TSYS Department of Computer Science will stage a Security Awareness Week exposition at the Clock Tower from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday. The event will feature security software CDs, free food and other giveaways, and a demonstration of the Columbus Consolidated Government’s Incident Command Vehicle. Also, participants can view and vote on entries for CSU’s Information security logo and video contests. For more information, call 706-507-8122 or go to http://cins.colstate.edu/security.asp.

APRIL 18 - Security Awareness Week: Expert Presentation and Clock Tower Expo
A computer science colloquium at noon Wednesday will feature JArthur Grubbs, Jr., associate director of risk and compliance assessment at TSYS. He will present “A Real-World Approach to Incident Management and Incident Response” in the Center for Commerce and Technology room 208. A CSU graduate (MBA), Grubbs directly manages security for Visa-Mastercard, bankcard and e-commerce transaction processing environments across North America and Europe and in Japan. Meanwhile, an event at the clock tower will feature a display of the Columbus Consolidated Government’s Incident Command Vehicle, and security software CDs and other giveaways from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The programs are free and open to the public and part of Security Awareness Week, presented by CSU’s Computer Information and Networking Services and the TSYS Department of Computer Science. For more information, call 706-507-8122 or go to http://cins.colstate.edu/security.asp.

APRIL 18 – NCAA Softball: CSU Hosts West Georgia
The CSU women’s softball squad will face West Georgia at 4 p.m. and 6 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.

APRIL 18 – Student Trumpet Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student trumpet recital by Adam Mitchell at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

APRIL 19 – Composer Brian Cherney to Give Lecture
Brian Cherney, regarded as one of Canada’s most influential composers, will a give a talk titled “Literary Influences in My Music,” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19. The event is sponsored by CSU’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, which is hosting Cherney as a Carson McCullers Resident Composer in Percussion. Cherney has taught for 30-plus years at Montreal’s McGill University, while performing throughout the world. The site for this program is to be determined. For more information, call 706-327-1911.

APRIL 19 – Leading Economist to Present Forecast for Georgia, Nation
Donald Ratajczak, nationally respected as a leading economic forecaster, will give a talk on the economic outlook for both Georgia and the nation at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at CSU’s Theatre on the Park, at the corner of 10th Street and Bay Avenue in downtown Columbus. Ratajczak is a University System of Georgia Board of Regents professor emeritus of economics and directs the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State. He has been featured on CNN and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and The New York Times, among national publications. Sponsored by the D. Abbott Turner College of Business, this program free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling 706-568-5370. (Editors: At 9:30 a.m. on Thursday Ratajczak will give a presentation on economic forecasting for CSU faculty and students in the Fine Arts Hall auditorium. Media is welcome as the program is not open to the public.)

APRIL 19 - FBI Computer Crime Investigator to Give Talk on Identity Theft
FBI Special Agent Terence Fisher, a computer crime investigator and supervisor of the FBI’s Atlanta-based Georgia Cyber Squad operation, will give a presentation on identity theft at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the Davidson Student Center auditorium. The program is free and open to the public, and is the keynote presentation for Security Awareness Week at CSU, sponsored by Computer Information and Networking Services and CSU’s TSYS Department of Computer Science. For more information, call 706-507-8122 or go to http://cins.colstate.edu/security.asp.

APRIL 19 – Security Awareness Week Programs Conclude
In addition to FBI cyber specialist Terence Fisher’s keynote presentation, CSU’s Security Awareness Week programs in the Davidson Center on Thursday, April 19 will be vendor booths from 11 a.m.-2 p,m. in the Davidson Center, Information security logo student contests entry viewing and voting and a display of the Columbus Consolidated Government’s Incident Command Vehicle from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between Fine Arts Hall and the Center for Commerce and Technology. Security Awareness Week is presented by CINS and the TSYS Department of Computer Science. For more information, call 706-507-8122 or go to http://cins.colstate.edu/security.asp.