CSU Happenings April 6-13

APRIL 6 - CSU Students to Perform ‘A Visit with Don Quixote’
Columbus State University’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians will stage “A Visit with Don Quixote” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Smith-McCullers House, 1519 Stark Ave., Columbus. CSU-student performers will read in Spanish from literature on Quixote and from Spain’s Golden Age of Poetry. The event, also featuring live music and images, is co-sponsored by the McCullers center and CSU Assistant Professor Jose Barroso-Castro. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, call 706-327-1911.

APRIL 6 – Student Voice Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by soprano Jennifer Halstead at 7:30 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

APRIL 7 – NCAA Tennis: CSU Hosts Lander
CSU’s men’s and women’s tennis squads will host Georgia Southwestern on Saturday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Matches begin at 11a.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to www.csucougars.com.

APRIL 7 - Student Recitals
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present student recitals by Megan Oakes (flute), Kristy Kay (piano) and James Stanley (organ). Performances in both the Studio Theatre and Legacy Hall begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

APRIL 7 - Classical Guitarist Randell Avers to Perform
American-born classical guitarist Randell Avers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter Legacy Hall. An eight-time prizewinner in international competitions, Avers lives in Denmark and has performed on five continents. General admission is free. The performance is sponsored by CSU’s Schwob School of Music. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

APRIL 7 - Astronomy Night at Providence Canyon State Park
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will present Astronomy Night starting at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Providence Canyon State Park. The event, featuring a presentation, planet viewing through telescopes and stargazing, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

APRIL 8 - Oxbow Meadows to Present Easter-Themed Second Sunday
CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will present “Egg-Citing Animal Trivia Games” as its next Second Sunday Series program at 2 p.m. Sunday. Guests will be challenged to identify the eggs of various animals, including owls, snakes, and turtles; match bird eggs to their nests; and learn about birds during a scavenger hunt. Participants also can construct a coated cardboard bluebird house to take home for the backyard. Admission is $2 per person and free for kids under age 3. Oxbow Meadows is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

APRIL 9 – Student Guitar Recital, Columbus Brass
CSU’s Schwob School of Music on Monday will present a student recital by guitarist Robert Sharpe at 6 p.m. in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre and a Columbus Brass performance at 7:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall. Admission to both is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

APRIL 10 – Media Opportunity with Children’s Author Carmen Deedy
Children’s author and storyteller Carmen Deedy, CSU’s 2007 Hunter Lecture Series speaker, will be available to the media from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Davidson Student Center auditorium. This period will follow Deedy’s 9:45-10:45 a.m. workshop in the auditorium for CSU faculty and students. Deedy will discuss her background and craft, and provide insight on “the power of storytelling in the classroom.” The media also are welcome to cover this program. For more information, contact Jim Brewbaker at 706-565-3682 or e-mail brewbaker_james@ColumbusState.edu.

APRIL 10 – Author Carmen Deedy to Deliver Hunter Lecture
CSU will present a lecture by nationally known author and storyteller Carmen Deedy at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Fine Arts Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Deedy is a regular contributor to National Public Radio's “Weekend All Things Considered” and “Latino USA.” After the lecture, Deedy will autograph copies of her books purchased beforehand. Locally, proceeds from sales of Deedy’s books through Barnes & Noble Booksellers are supporting Chispa, CSU’s organization for Hispanic and Latino students. Deedy’s appearance is part of CSU’s Hunter Lecture Series, made possible by a gift from Madge Hunter, in memory of her late husband, James W. Hunter. For more information, call 706-568-2030 or go to www.colstate.edu/hunterlecture.

APRIL 10 – CSU Trombone Octet and Trombone Choir
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a CSU Trombone Octet and Trombone Choir performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

APRIL 11 – Student Bass, Violin Recitals
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present student recitals by violinist Ninel Jabotinsky at 6 p.m. and bassist Kelly Cornett at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Both performances are in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

APRIL 12 - President’s Recognition Banquet: Top Alumnus Honor to Troy Woods
CSU will stage its annual President’s Recognition Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development. The event serves to recognize university supporters and includes the presentation of the Thomas Y. Whitley Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor for a CSU graduate. This year’s recipient is Troy Woods, president and chief operating officer of TSYS. Banquet tickets are $30. Reservations can be made by calling CSU’s Alumni Affairs Office at 706-568-2280.

APRIL 12 – Guitar Studio Recital to Feature World Premiere
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a Guitar Studio Chamber Recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. CSU guitarists will perform an original work by Bulgarian composer Atanas Ourkouzounov commissioned for the CSU guitar ensemble by the Carson McCullers Foundation for Writers and Musicians. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

APRIL 13 - Scholastic Honors Convocation to Recognize Top Faculty, Students
The CSU Honors Program will host the 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 2006-2007. 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. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.