CSU Happenings for April 11-21, 2013

APRIL 11 – CSU Wind Ensemble Performance

CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts its final Wind Ensemble concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert will feature an eclectic mix of music, showcasing the flexibility of the modern wind band. Robert Ambrose, director of bands at Georgia State University, will be the guest conductor. New York composer Andy Akiho will feature several CSU faculty artists in a funky, edgy piece. There also will be a performance by the wind ensemble of Donald Grantham’s variations on George Gershwin’s “blues lullaby,” Prelude No. 2 in C Sharp, performed by Alina Sarkysian (piano), graduate student of faculty artist Alex Kobrin. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 11 – One CSU Fair
As part of One CSU activities in April, the organization will hold the One CSU Fair from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the clock tower. Representatives from across the valley will display their wares, recruit volunteers, educate the public, and demonstrate what they offer as green-going citizens and organizations. One CSU is a campaign committed to reducing the university's ecological footprint. It also is part of Columbus State’s Exercise is Medicine, an initiative to make physical activity and exercise a standard part of disease prevention and medical treatment. For more information, contact Troy Keller at keller_troy@columbusstate.edu.

APRIL 11 – Rock Climbing Competition
As part of One CSU activities in April, the organization is sponsoring a Rock Climbing Competition from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Student Recreation Center. Prizes will be awarded to winners in the men, women, novice and expert brackets. Free to CSU Student Recreation Center members, $8 for general public. One CSU is a campaign committed to reducing the university's ecological footprint. It also is part of Columbus State’s Exercise is Medicine, an initiative to make physical activity and exercise a standard part of disease prevention and medical treatment.

APRIL 11 – Bill Consoletti Lecture 
CSU's Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians presents forester and educator Bill Consoletti at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Columbus Library (1300 Macon Road). Consoletti will talk about Georgia’s rich legacy in use of the forest resource. His presentation uses slides, video and turpentine artifacts to explain how important the forests have been to Georgians over the centuries.

APRIL 12 – Reservation Deadline for President’s Recognition Dinner
Today is the deadline for reservations for Columbus State’s he university’s 41st annual President’s Recognition Dinner, to be hosted by CSU's Alumni Association and the CSU Foundation at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in the Cunningham Center. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $60 per person. For more information, contact Jennifer Joyner at 706-507-8956.

APRIL 12 – NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays Georgia College and State University at 5 p.m. Friday, April 12 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com.

APRIL 12 – Afternoon with Poet Jacqueline Osherow
CSU's Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians presents an afternoon with poet Jacqueline Osherow at 4 p.m. Friday, April 12 at the center, 1519 Stark Ave. Osherow is the author of six poetry books: Looking for Angels in New York (1988) and Conversations with Survivors (1993), from the University of Georgia Press; With a Moon in Transit (1996) and Dead Men’s Praise (1999), from Grove Press; The Hoopoe’s Crown (2005) from BOA Editions, and Whitethorn (2011) from LSU Press. She is distinguished professor of English and creative writing at the University of Utah. The 4 p.m. talk will be followed by a reading at 7:30 p.m. Free.

APRIL 13 – 5K Cody Run
As part of One CSU activities in April, the organization is hosting its third annual 5K Cody Run at 8:30 a.m., starting near the Student Recreation Center on Columbus State’s main campus. The race will benefit One CSU, a campaign committed to reducing the university's ecological footprint. It also is part of Columbus State’s Exercise is Medicine, an initiative to make physical activity and exercise a standard part of disease prevention and medical treatment. Registration is $25 for adults, $20 for ages 14 and younger, and $15 for CSU students. Register at http://www.active.com/5k-race/columbus-ga/codys-run-2013or at the Student Recreation Center.

APRIL 13 – NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays Georgia Southwestern in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com.

APRIL 14 –LegacyLive!: Francisco Bernier in Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a concert in its LegacyLive! series by guitarist Francisco Bernier at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is $20. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 14 – Student Voice Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a student voice recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The recital will highlight students from the voice studio of professor Kimberly Cone and will feature duets from both the classical and musical theatre genres. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 15 – Trumpet Ensemble Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a concert by the CSU Trumpet Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The lineup includes original works for trumpet ensemble from the baroque and renaissance, as well as premieres of several new works by American composers written for the CSU Trumpet Ensemble. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 16 – Tower Day
As one of the highlight’s of CSU’s Academic Excellence Week, the Honors Program hosts its annual Tower Day Tuesday, April 16 on main campus. This event gives students and faculty of all disciplines an opportunity to display and discuss current research efforts. Free.

APRIL 17 – Favorite Children's Book Read-Out
CSU Libraries will host the Favorite Children's Book Read-Out at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 17 on the first floor of the main campus library. It’s part of this year National Library Week celebration April 14-20. This year’s theme is Communities Matter @ Your Library. For more information, contact Michelle Jones at jones_michelle@ColumbusState.edu

APRIL 17 – Poetry Round Robin
CSU's Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians will offer a No Holds Barred Poetry Round Robin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the Columbus Library (1300 Macon Road). This performance features poets Nick Norwood, Freddie O’Reilly, Ron Self and Scott Wilkerson. This event is sponsored by the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries and Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference.

APRIL 21 – Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer in Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a special concert by its Percussion Ensemble at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert will feature the world premieres of three works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Wayne Peterson, highlighting the faculty group Columbus Brass and the CSU Percussion Ensemble. Additionally there will be performances by the CSU Chorale under the direction of professor Constantina Tsolainou, faculty artist singer Michelle Debruyn and professor Amy Griffiths. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.