CSU Happenings Feb. 24 - March 4

FEB. 24 - BONFIRE AND PEP RALLY TO HIGHTLIGHT HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES
Columbus State University will hold the following homecoming events on Friday:

  • Student tailgating decoration competition, 3-6:45 p.m. Lot No. 7 (behind Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center)
  • Bonfire and Pep Rally at 7 p.m. Lot No. 7 (behind Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center). This event is free and open to the public, and will include hotdogs and music provided by a DJ.
  • Alumni Old-Timers basketball game, 7:30 p.m., Woodruff Gym.

For more information, call 706-568-2273.

FEB. 24 - BLACK APPLAUSE BANQUET TO FEATURE TOWNSEND AWARD TO TAX COMMISSIONER LULA HUFF
Columbus State University will hold its 23rd annual Black Applause Banquet on Friday in CSUs Cunningham Center. A 6:30 p.m. reception will be followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The event will feature recognitions of top local high school and CSU students and the presentation of the Dr. John Townsend Achievement Award to Muscogee County Tax Commissioner Lula Huff, in honor of Townsend, the first African-American student to enroll at CSU. The keynote speaker will be Richard Holmes, a CSU graduate and Georgia Powers senior vice president of metro Atlanta region and diversity/corporate relations. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 706-568-2273 or 568-2023.

FEB. 25 - NCAA BASKETBALL: CSU HOMECOMING
The Columbus State University mens and womens basketball squads will host UNC Pembroke for a homecoming-day doubleheader on Saturday in the Lumpkin Center. Tip off times are 11 a.m. (women) and 1 p.m. (men). General admission is $5, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free for military personnel and CSU students, faculty and staff, with appropriate ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://athletics.colstate.edu.

Before Saturdays game, CSUs Alumni Association will honor members of CSUs 1981 graduating class who will be inducted in the Silver C Society (recognizing 25-year alumni) at 9 a.m. in CSUs Cunningham Center. (Note: This event is not open to the public for more information, call 706-568-2280.)

FEB. 26 TROMBONE RECITAL
Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music will present a trombone recital 3 p.m. Sunday in the RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. General admission is $5. For tickets or more information, call (706) 256-3600.

FEB 26 - NCAA TENNIS: CSU HOSTS USC AIKEN
Columbus State Universitys mens and womens tennis squads will host the University of South Carolina Aiken on Sunday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Matches will start at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://athletics.colstate.edu.

FEB. 27 VISITING BRITISH SCHOLAR TO PRESENT CRICKET LOVELY CRICKET
British historian Jeffrey Hill will give a presentation on the sport cricket in a presentation titled Cricket Lovely Cricket at 7 p.m. Monday in CSUs International House at 6 Clearview Circle. A teacher of British and European history for the past 35 years, Hill is director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University in England. At CSU, he is serving as the spring 2006 Mildred Miller Fort Visiting Scholar in European Studies. Hills lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

FEB. 27 - FACULTY RECITAL BY ORGANIST JOSEPH GOLDEN
Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music will present a faculty recital by organist Joseph Golden at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. General admission is $10. For tickets or more information, call 706-256-3600.

FEB. 28 - PROFESSORS TO DISCUSS RITE OF PASSAGE
CSU Libraries will present a Rite of Passage Convocation, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Simon Schwob Memorial Library (first floor). Professors Timothy Howard (mathematics), Robert Rumbelow (music) and Brenda May Ito (theater),will make presentations that showcase their expertise relevant to their recent promotions to the rank of full professor. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-568-2080.

FEB. 28 PRIZE-WINNING FILMMAKER TO BE FEATURED IN AN EVENING WITH LES BLANK
Columbus State University and the Columbus Museum and Film Society will present An Evening with Les Blank, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Davidson auditorium.

Blank is a prize-winning independent filmmaker best known for his poetic documentaries interpreting the diversity of American culture. He has received the American Film Institutes Maya Deren Award for outstanding lifetime achievement as an independent filmmaker. Currently Blank is working on a documentary project about Seale, Ala. folk artist Butch Anthony. A preliminary cut of that project will be screened as part of the program. Anthonys works are on exhibit through March 9 in CSUs FIne Arts Hall Gallery. A reception will follow Blanks presentation. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-568-2047.

FEB. 28 - CSU TO STAGE CARRIBEAN NIGHT
Columbus State University students from from the Bahamas, Trinidad, Jamaica, Virgin Islands, Haiti and other countries will showcase elements of their culture in a Caribbean Night event at 8 p.m. Tuesday in CSUs Davidson Center game room (second-floor lounge). The program will feature ethnic food and demonstrations of fashion and dance including reggae, soca calypso and others.

The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by CSUs Center for International Education, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and the Student Activities Council. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

March 4 - CSU INVITATIONAL MATHEMATICS TOURNAMENT
Regional high school students will compete in the Columbus State University Invitational Mathematics Tournament, Saturday, March 4 in CSUs Stanley Hall. The tournaments competition and awards ceremony, from 1-3 p.m. in Stanley 203, is free and open to the public. Competitors will take individual and group exams earlier in the day, from 9-11 a.m. For more information, call 706-565-3621 or visit http://math.colstate.edu/tournament.