CSU Happenings Feb. 9-16

FEB. 9 - NCAA TENNIS: CSU TO HOST USC UPSTATE
Columbus State Universitys mens and womens tennis squads will host USC Upstate on Friday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Matches will start at 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://csucougars.com.

FEB. 9 STUDENT VOICE RECITAL
CSUs Schwob School of Music will present a student voice recital by soprano Andrea Bailey at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the RiverCenters Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

FEB. 10 PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS INVITED TO VISITATION DAY
Enrollment Services at Columbus State University will hold a Visitation Day for high school students and their parents from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The program begins in the Lumpkin Center and will give prospective students the opportunity to tour campus, meet current CSU students and speak with professors in their area of interest. CSU also provides campus tours for prospective students weekdays at 2 p.m. To make a reservation or for more information on Visitation Day or the daily tour, call 706-568-2035 or visit http://www.colstate.edu/future/tour.asp.

FEB. 10 - SPACE SCIENCE CENTER ASTRONOMY NIGHT AT PROVIDENCE CANYON
CSUs Coca-Cola Space Science Center will host Astronomy Night at 7 p.m. Saturday at Providence Canyon State Park. Space science center staff will direct an evening of star- gazing and planet viewing. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, including driving directions, call 706-649-1470 or visit http://www.ccssc.org/mead_observatory/obsv_w_astronights_providence.htm.

FEB. 10 CSU TO HOST CONCERT BY THE ST. LOUIS BRASS
CSUs Schwob School of Music will host a performance by the St. Louis Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenters Legacy Hall. General admission is free. The quintet is noted for injecting humor in their performances, which feature a wide range of works for brass from contemporary to Baroque and Renaissance music transcribed for modern instruments. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

FEB. 11 NCAA TENNIS: CSU TO HOST WEST FLORIDA
Columbus State Universitys mens and womens tennis squads will host West Florida on Sunday, Feb. 11 at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Matches will start at noon. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://csucougars.com.

FEB. 11 OXBOW MEADOWS SECOND SUNDAY: CARING FOR TREES
Caring for Trees is the topic for the next Second Sunday Series program, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at CSUs Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center. Steve Smith, community forester with the Georgia Forestry Commission, will give tree planting and pruning tips, identify which trees are suitable for our area and cover basic tree identification during a walk near the nature center. Admission is $2 per person and free for kids under age 3. Oxbow Meadows is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Rd., Columbus. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or visit http://oxbow.colstate.edu/events.asp.

FEB. 11 - PREMIER SERIES TO FEATURE ORGANIST STEFAN ENGELS
Organist Stefan Engels will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenters Legacy Hall as part of the CSU Premier Series hosted by CSUs Schwob School of Music. Engels is professor of organ at one of Europes most prestigious and oldest musical institutions, the Hochschule fr Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig, Germany. He will perform Concerto in C Major by Bach and Partita Retrospettiva by Sigfrid Karg-Elert on CSUs internationally acclaimed Jordan Organ. Reserved seating is $20 per ticket. Discounts apply for senior citizens, military personnel and CSU students. For tickets, call 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

FEB. 11 CSU TO STAGE ANNUAL GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA
CSU will host its annual Gospel Extravaganza at 4 p.m. Sunday in Fine Arts Hall. Performers will be the CSU Gospel Choir, the Gospel Messengers and Musics Definition, a teen quartet featuring Columbus Devin Johnson, an American Idol group-audition finalist last year who performed in Hollywood after winning preliminary competitions locally and in Chicago. He returned as a solo performer in the current season and auditioned in Birmingham, appearing in a recent American Idol segment. Gospel Extravaganza is part of CSUs Black History Month celebration and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-568-2273.

FEB. 11 VOICE STUDIO RECITAL TO FEATURE EARL COLEMAN
CSUs Schwob School of Music will present a Voice Studio Recital featuring Earl Coleman, CSUs William and Isabelle Curry Eminent Professor of Voice, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenters Studio Theatre. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

FEB. 12 STUDENT GUITAR RECITAL
CSUs Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by guitarist Kristofer Downs at 6:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenters Studio Theatre. General admission is free. Call 706-649-7287 for more information.

FEB. 13 NCAA BASEBALL: CSU TO HOST AUBURN-MONTGOMERY
The CSU baseball squad will host Auburn Montgomery at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 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://csucougars.com.

FEB. 15 CSU PHILHARMONIC TO PERFORM
CSUs Schwob School of Music will present a performance by the CSU Philharmonic at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. General admission is $5 and free for CSU students and personnel. Tickets are available at the RiverCenter Box Office or by calling 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

FEB. 16 - CSU PROGRAMS TO SHOWCASE AFRICA
John Wotsuna Khamalwa, Columbus State Universitys visiting professor of African Studies, from Makerere University in Uganda, will lecture on AIDSModern Medicines and Traditional Cures at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Davidson Student Center auditorium. Following the lecture, the public can sample traditional African food and watch a dance and fashion show featuring CSU students from Africa.

Sponsors are CSUs African Studies Program, the Center for International Education, the Department of Psychology and Sociology, and the Department of Language and Literature. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-3579.