CSU Happenings Feb. 3-9
FEB. 3 NCAA SOFTBALL: CSU HOSTS VALDOSTA STATE
The Columbus State University Lady Cougar softball team will host Valdosta State for a doubleheader on Friday at Lady Cougar Field. Game times are 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. 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.
FEB. 4 VISITATION DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, PARENTS
The Columbus State University Admissions Office will hold a Visitation Day for high school seniors and their parents on Saturday, Feb. 4. The event, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, will begin in Fine Arts Hall. 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 1-866-264-2035; or, register online at http://admissions.colstate.edu/new_schedtourform.asp.
FEB. 4 COLUMBUS ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION AT OXBOW MEADOWS
Columbus State Universitys Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will host a Columbus Arbor Day Celebration, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4. The event is free. For more information, call (706) 687-4090 or visit http://oxbow.colstate.edu.
FEB. 6 - CIE FILM SERIES: WHALE RIDER
Columbus State Universitys Center for International Education will screen the 2003 New Zealand film Whale Rider at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 in CSUs International House. The film intersects myth and tradition with an exploration of modern values as a 12-year-old Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny of becoming a tribal leader a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. Geography professor Amanda Rees will introduce the film. The event, free and open to the public, is the second in CIEs spring 2006 series titled Indigenous Australia and New Zealand. For more information, call (706) 565-4036.
FEB. 6 NCAA BASKETBALL: CSU HOSTS CLAYTON STATE
The Columbus State University mens and womens basketball squads will host Clayton State University for a doubleheader Monday, Feb. 6 in the Lumpkin Center. Tip off times are 5:30 p.m. (women) and 7:30 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.
Feb. 7 CSU FACULTY RITE OF PASSAGE LECTURES
CSU Libraries will present a pair of Rite of Passage faculty lectures at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the Schwob Memorial Library. The speakers, separately, will be College of Education dean and professor Tina Butcher and biology professor Jeffrey Zuiderveen. The Rite of Passage lecture series is designed to showcase the expertise of CSU faculty recently promoted to the rank of full professor. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (706) 568-2080.
FEB. 7 AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY READ-IN
Columbus State University will participate in the National African-American Poetry Read-In on Tuesday. Staged by CSU English students taking the course Introduction to Poetry, the program will run 4:45-5:45 p.m. in the Davidson Center Columbus Room. Admission is free and open to the public.
Resembling an open-mike poetry reading, participants, including faculty and students, will recite from published works in five-minute intervals. The event is sponsored across the United States by the National Council of Teachers of English and at CSU by the Student Activities Council. For more information, call (706) 565-3682 or 568-2273.
FEB. 7 RECEPTION FOR FOLK ARTIST BUTCH ANTHONY
Columbus State Universitys Department of Art will host a reception for Butch Anthony, a folk artist from Seale, Ala., at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Fine Arts Hall Gallery. The reception is part of Anthonys Museum of Wonder exhibition through March 9 in the Fine Arts Hall Gallery. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Fine Arts Hall Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call (706) 568-2047.
FEB. 7 AN EVENING WITH JOSEPH ALESSI
Joseph Alessi, regarded as among the worlds foremost trombonists, will perform with the CSU Wind Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. Alessi, the principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic, is regarded as the Yo-Yo Ma of the trombone, said CSU professor and Wind Symphony conductor Robert Rumbelow.
Alessi will be in residence at CSUs Schwob School of Music for the entire week, giving classes and recording a CD with the Wind Symphony. For the concert, general admission is $10 and free for CSU faculty, staff and students. For tickets, call (706) 256-3600. For more information on the concert and Alessis residency, call (706) 649-7252.
FEB. 8 BRITISH MARINE SCIENTIST TO LECTURE ON DEEP OCEAN LIFE
Chris German, a lead researcher for the Southampton (England) Oceanography Centre, will give a presentation on deep-ocean life at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 in CSUs Coca-Cola Space Science Centers Omnisphere Theater. The program, titled Oasis for Deep-Ocean Life: Hydrothermal Exploration On Earth And Beyond, is free and open to the public. Earlier in the day, German will give a talk titled Excitement at Slow-Spreading Ridges: The Case of Rainbow Hydrothermal Vents, to CSU students and faculty at 12:30 p.m. in Stanley 209.
Cited in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II for his services in marine science, German is expert in geo-biochemical processes at hydrothermal vents. The vents are geysers on the seafloor and continuously spews super-hot, mineral-rich water that helps support a diverse community of organisms. Germans appearance is sponsored by Ridge2000 (a National Science Foundation research effort), the CSU Honors program and the CSU Department of Chemistry and Geology. For more information, call (706) 568-2075.
FEB. 8-9 COLUMBUS REGIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR
Columbus State University will host the annual Columbus Regional Science and Education Fair on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 8-9 at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. Local high school students will compete in the event. Entries will be displayed for public viewing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8. An awards assembly will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. For more information, call (706) 568-2061.
FEB. 9 CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY FRED GRAY TO LECTURE ON ROSA PARKS
Civil rights attorney Fred Gray, who represented Rosa Parks, will deliver the keynote lecture for Columbus State Universitys 2006 Black History Month observance. Gray will speak on the legacy of Parks at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Fine Arts Hall auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. In his distinguished career, Gray also was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s first civil rights lawyer and he represented plaintiffs from the Tuskegee syphilis study. Gray remains a practicing attorney in Tuskegee, Ala. as senior partner with the firm of Gray, Langford, Sapp, McGowan, Gray & Nathanson. For more information on Grays visit to CSU, call (706) 568-2030.