CSU Happenings for April 17-25

APRIL 17 - Scholastic Honors Convocation to Recognize Top Faculty, Students
Columbus State will hold its annual Scholastic Honors Convocation, from 2-4 p.m. Friday in the University Hall auditorium. The event will recognize CSU’s outstanding faculty and students for 2008-2009. The program is free. For more information, call 706-568-2033.

APRIL 17 - Closing Reception for ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’ Ceramics Exhibition
Columbus State’s Department of Art will host a closing reception for both the guest ceramics exhibition “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants,” and its annual Student Juried Art Exhibition from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Corn Center for Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery in downtown Columbus. The program is free. The ceramics exhibition, said curator and CSU ceramics professor Matthew Isaacson, reflects “the mentors and friends who have shaped my philosophies, ideologies and interests.” The participating artists, who have mentored, worked with or influenced Isaacson, are Val Cushing, Chris Gustin, Wayne Higby, Ji-Wan Joo, Karen Karnes, Jackson Li, Brad Schwieger, Don Reitz, Allan Rosenbaum, Chris Staley, Lydia Thompson, the late Peter Voulkos and John Jessiman.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday. The Corn Center is located at 6 West 10th St. in downtown Columbus. Parking is available in the RiverCenter parking garage on Broadway, allowing visitors to enter the Corn Center’s Front Street entrance. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

- APRIL 17 - Benefit Concert for Girls Inc.
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a benefit concert, titled SAI True Colors of Music, for Girls Inc. of Columbus at 6 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program will feature a variety of musical genres including gospel, classical and jazz. Admission is free with donations collected at the door. Before the event, Girls Inc. will bring about 25 girls, ages 6-16, to the Schwob School of Music’s Saunders Center for Music Studies for activities including an “instrument petting zoo” and a sing-along with Schwob students. The Girls Inc. contingent will attend the musicale that evening and take the stage for a number. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

APRIL 17 - Student Voice Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a student voice recital by Matthew Reese at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 18 - Columbus State Student Colloquium
The Columbus State Honors Program will stage its eighth annual Student Colloquium from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday on the second and third floors of the Center for Commerce and Technology. The event, themed “Crossing Frontiers,” will feature the best of CSU-student research and creative projects from the past year. The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-565-3677.

APRIL 18 - Graduate School Open House
CSU will hold a graduate school open house from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Cunningham Center’s Blanchard Hall. The program is free and will detail CSU’s graduate degree programs. For more information, call 706-507-8848.

APRIL 18 - Student Cello, Guitar Recitals
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a student cello recital by Jack Musick at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 18 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre and a guitar recital by Joseph Palmer at 7:30 p.m. the same night. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 19 - CSU String Orchestra
The CSU String Orchestra will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Sergiu Schwartz, the William B. and Sue Marie Turner. Distinguished Faculty Chair in Violin,will conduct the orchestra in a program of works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Grieg. Admission prices are $5; $2 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and free with CSU ID. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 20 - Student Trombone Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a student trombone recital by Jessica Ducharme at 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 21 - Student Voice Recitals
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a student voice recitals by Christy Harris at 6:30 p.m. and Aneli Wells at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 21 - NCAA Baseball: Montevallo
The Columbus State baseball squad will host Montevallo at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Ragsdale Field. Admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (including non-CSU students); and free for ages 5 and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

APRIL 23 - CSU Wind Ensemble with Donald Hunsberger
The CSU Wind Orchestra, with guest conductor Donald Hunsberger, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program will include works by Vaughan Williams, Rodrigo, Grainger and more. Hunsberger a Schwob School of Music artist-in-residence, is internationally respected as an Eastman School of Music emeritus conductor. Admission prices are $5; $2 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and free with CSU ID. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 23 – President’s Recognition Banquet: Turner Among Honorees
Columbus State will stage its annual President’s Recognition Banquet on Thursday, April 23 at the Cunningham Center, 3100 Gentian Blvd., A 6:30 p.m. reception will be followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Retired W.C. Bradley Co. Chairman and CEO William B. Turner, Sr. will receive the inaugural Frank D. Brown Achievement and Leadership Excellence Award, while the annual Thomas Y. Whitley Distinguished Alumnus Award will go to Columbus Bank and Trust Co. Senior Vice President Wade M. Burford. Also to be honored are Callaway Gardens Chairman Emeritus Howard “Bo” Callaway and retiring CSU Vice President for Academic Affairs George Stanton as honorary alumni. Jane Spettel, an associate director for TSYS and 1983 CSU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, will receive an Alumni Service Award. Tickets, $40 each, are available online at http://alumni.colstate.edu or by calling 706-565-4100.

APRIL 24 – Main-Campus Ceramics Exhibition Closing Reception
A closing reception for Columbus State art professor Matthew Paul Isaacson’s solo ceramics exhibition, “The Grandiose Numerical Equation,” will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 24 in the University Hall Experimental Theatre on the Columbus State main campus. The program is free. Gallery hours for exhibition, opening April 3, are noon-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call the CSU Department of Art at 706-507-8300.

APRIL 24-25 - NCAA Baseball: Georgia Southwestern
The Columbus State baseball squad will host Georgia Southwestern for an April 24-25 series at Ragsdale Field. Game times are 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Daily admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (including non-CSU students); and free for ages 5 and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

APRIL 24 - ‘A Night Around the World’
The CSU student organization, One Cougar World, will host “ a dinner-variety show fundraiser,”A Night Around the World,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 24 at the International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. This formal dinner with entertainment, will feature a fashion show and a presentation and discussion on the issue of child soldiers. Tickets, $20 per person, $30 for a couple and $10 per student,are available at the International House. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Invisible Children, Inc. For more information, contact Adam Johnson at 706-565-4037 or e-mail johnson_adam9@ColumbusState.edu.

APRIL 25 - Student Guitar Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a student guitar recital by Russell Strand-Poole at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 25 - Prism Concert to Showcase Student Talent
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present its third annual Prism Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25 in RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre. The concert will showcase more than 230 CSU music students in 70 non-stop minutes of large instrumental and vocal ensembles, chamber music and individual performances. Repertoire will range from classical and jazz to theatrical. CSU Professor Emeritus Hal Gibson will be guest conductor. Admission prices are $5; $2 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and free with CSU ID. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

ONGOING
Weekend Bird Walks at Oxbow Meadows

The Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is hosting weekend “Bird Walks” from 8-9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. The program is free and designed for adults and children ages 10 and older. Binoculars and bird field guides are provided. Reservations are required. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.