CSU Happenings for April 18-25

APRIL 18 – ‘Music of Radiohead’ Lecture by Resident Composer Guitarist
Carlos Rafael Rivera, a resident composer at CSU, will lecture on “The Music of Radiohead,” at 4 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter room 1714. Rivera, a Carson McCullers Resident Composer in Guitar, is internationally known as cross-cultural folk musician. His recordings include performances on feature soundtracks for Lionsgate Films. The program is free and open to the public and sponsored by CSU’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians. For more information, call 706-565-4021.

APRIL 18-19 – NCAA Baseball: CSU to Host Armstrong Atlantic State
The CSU baseball squad will host Armstrong Atlantic State for games at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18 and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per 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 go to http://www.csucougars.com.

APRIL 18-20 – Cabaret Theatre
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present “Cabaret Theatre,” a song and dance revue, April 18-20 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Six CSU voice performance majors will perform a revue of singing and dancing styles from Broadway, Hollywood, blues, and standard cabaret and jazz. The April 18 performance begins with a champagne, coffee and dessert social and admission is $20 per person. Saturday and Sunday admission is $5 and free with CSU ID. For more information,call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 19 – CSU 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, contact Kristin Bagley by e-mail at bagley_kristin or call 706-507-8848.

APRIL 21 – Guitar Studio Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a recital by musicians from the CSU Guitar Studio at 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Also at 7:30 p.m., Jeff Oldham will perform in a studion recital in Studio Theatre. Admission to both performances is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 22 – Student Art Exhibition Closing Reception
CSU’s Department of Art will hold a closing reception for its annual Student Juried Art Exhibition from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bay Gallery of CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts in downtown Columbus. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

APRIL 21-22 - Candidate for CSU President to Visit Campus
The third of seven candidates to become CSU’s next president, Kaylene A. Gebert, executive vice president and provost for Middle Tennessee State University, will appear on campus for a series of interviews and meetings including public forums at 4 p.m. Monday and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. For a biography of Gebert and updates on the CSU presidential search, check online at http://www.colstate.edu/presidentialsearch.

APRIL 22 – Faculty Horn Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a faculty horn recital by professor Kristen Hansen at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 23 – Relay for Life Kick-Off Event
CSU’s Career Center will host a kick-off event for the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas Whitley Clock Tower. Participants can find out how to participate in the campaign, make a donation and more. For more information, call 706-569-3198.

APRIL 23- NCAA Baseball: CSU to West Georgia
The CSU baseball squad will host West Georgia at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per 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 go to http://www.csucougars.com.

APRIL 24-25 - Schwob School of Music Student Recitals
CSU”s Schwob School of Music will present student recitals on Thursday and Friday, April 24-25: Jack Musik, 5:30 p.m. Thursday,Studio Theatre; Ilia De la Rosa at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Studio Theatre; Soo-Hyun Han, 5 p.m. Friday, Studio Theatre; and Gwendolyn Reid, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 24-25 - Candidate for CSU President to Visit Campus
The fourth of seven candidates to become CSU’s next president, Charles F. Harrington, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, will appear on campus for a series of interviews and meetings including public forums at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 24 and 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 in the Center for Commerce and Technology auditorium. For a biography of Harrington and updates on the CSU presidential search, check online at http://www.colstate.edu/presidentialsearch.

April 24 – Film Screening Fund-Raiser: ‘Invisible Children’
CSU’s Department of Communication will screen “Invisible Children” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in the International House at Clearview Circle and University Avenue. The 2004 documentary, by three young filmmakers from California, depicts the plight of children in northern Uganda who are forced to fight as soldiers as part of a government resistance. Admission is $1 or more as a donation to support Invisible Children, Inc., an organization founded by the filmmakers to aid northern Uganda’s displaced children. For more information, call 706-565-3673 or 706-565-3650.

APRIL 25 – Retired Commander to Recount Vietnam Prison Raid
Retired Maj. Dan Turner will recount the 1970 Son Tay raid to rescue POWs in North Vietnam in a presentation from 9-10 a.m. Friday, April 25 in the Stanley Hall auditorium. Turner commanded the Redwine Security Group, a joint squad from the Army Green Berets and Air Force Special Operations, which executed the raid only to find the POWs had been moved. However, subsequent events proved the audacity and precision of the mission stunned the North Vietnamese, who implemented immediate changes in the treatment of their captives. Turner, who works with the Human Research and Engineering Directorate Field Office on Fort Benning, earned the Silver Star for the mission. His presentation at CSU is free and presented by the university’s ROTC program. For more information call Lt. Col. Mark Ridley at 706-568-2455.

APRIL 25 – College of Education to Host Family Entertainment Fund-Raiser
CSU’s College of Education will stage an inaugural “Spring Fling” from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the Mock Pavilion and intramural fields at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. The event targets families and will feature air rockets and solar telescope viewing, a dunking booth, speed croquet, big slides, a football throw, basketball shoot out, karaoke, face painting, a silent auction and more. Hand stamps for unlimited activity participation are $10 per person or $50 for a family pack. Non-participants are welcome at no charge and food and drinks will be sold. The event benefits the College of Education’s annual fund. For more information, contact Lisa Shaw at 706-568-2191.

APRIL 25 - Tango Night
The CSU Hispanic Association will present “Tango Night” — performances and mini-lessons — by Tango Argentino of Georgia from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 in the International House at Clearview Circle and University Avenue. The program is free. For more information, contact Paola Machado at 706-507-8852 or machado_paola@ColumbusState.edu.

APRIL 25 – ‘Poetry Slam’ at McCullers House
The CSU Writing Center will host its second annual “Wham Bam Poetry Slam” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25 in the Carson McCullers House at 1519 Stark Avenue, Columbus. CSU students will compete in the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://writingcenterslam.blogspot.com or call 706-565-2483.