CSU Happenings for April 18-30, 2012

APRIL 18 – Trio 488 Concert
CSU'sSchwob School of Music will host a concert by Trio 488 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Trio 488 is made up of the applied music faculty at Texas State University, performing on bassoon, oboe and piano. The group's goal is to share and promote the creation of music written for this combination. Trio 488 has performed all around the country and been invited to perform at the International Double Reed Society in London, the International Conference in Arts and Humanities in Honolulu and Southwestern Chapter of College Music Society Conference. The trio has commissioned and premiered several works, and a CD is in the works. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 18 – CSU Baseball
ColumbusState's baseball squad continues its 2012 season against Auburn-Montgomery at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per person or $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 19 – President's Recognition Dinner
The CSU Alumni Association hosts its annual President's Recognition Dinner at 7p.m. Thursday, April 19 at the Cunningham Center. Aflac co-founder Paul S. Amos will be presented the Frank D. Brown Achievement and Leadership ExcellenceAward, which recognizes an individual or organization that exemplifies theleadership skills and ideals of its namesake, CSU's retired third president. Jean M. Hartin, retired vice president of clinical services at Columbus Regional Health System, will be presented the Thomas Y. Whitley Distinguished Alumnus Award, named for CSU's founding president. Jo Ann N. Brown, Kayron M. Laska, Anthony D. "Tony" Link and John A. Shinkle will also be named honorary alumni at the dinner. The evening opens with a 6:30 p.m. reception. Tickets to the event are $60 per person, and reservations can be made by contacting Jennifer Joyner, director of alumni relations, at 706-507-8956 or jennifer.joyner@ColumbusState.edu.

APRIL 19 – CSU Wind Ensemble Concert
The CSU Wind Ensemble has its final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Alfred Watkin  s, director of the award-winning Lassiter High School Band in Marietta, Ga., for 30-plus years, guest conducts Ron Nelson's Rocky Point Holiday. Faculty artist Brad Palmer performs John Mackey's Harvest: Concerto for Trombone, originally written for Joseph Alessi, trombonist of the New York Philharmonic.David Maslanka's Symphony No. 4, featuring faculty artist Joseph Golden on organ, closes the year with a work that uses themes from Bach and the famous doxology chorale, Old Hundreth. Admissionis free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 20 – Alabama Fiction Writers Reading
The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians and New Plains Press will host a reading at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20 at the center, 1519 Stark Ave. This reading will feature members of the East Alabama Mystic Order of Fiction Writers. Admission is free.

APRIL 21 – Visitation Day
Columbus State University will hold its Visitation Day for prospective students from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, starting at CSU’s Student Recreation Center. Prospective students and their families will have an opportunity to chat with Admissions and Financial Aid personnel, meet current CSU students during a campus walk, attend a social with CSU student organizations, view classrooms and speak with professors. They will also be CSU’s guest for lunch as they attend a “Student Life at Columbus State” session and learn more about housing options and other aspects of student life. Reservations are required and must be made 24 hours in advance. They can be made online at http://tinyurl.com/7a57k8h or by calling 706-507-8800.

APRIL 21 – Peach Belt Conference Softball Tournament
CSU’s softball team will host the Peach Belt Softball Tournament at Lady Cougar Field.  On Saturday, April 21, four games will be played, starting at 11 a.m.

APRIL 21 – Astronomy Night
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center hosts Astronomy Night at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at FDR State Park's amphitheater off Georgia Highway 190, near Pine Mountain.

APRIL 22 – Peach Belt Conference Softball Tournament
CSU’s softball team will host the Peach Belt Softball Tournament at Lady Cougar Field.  On Sunday, April 22, three games will be played, starting at 11 a.m. The conference championship will begin about 4 p.m.

APRIL 22 – Guitar Chamber Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a guitar chamber recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Students from the guitar studio will perform works for two, three, and four guitars, violin and guitar, and guitar with mixed ensemble. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 22 – Piano Studio Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a piano recital by Eric Hale at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theater. Hale is a student of Bradley Palmer. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 22 – Wild & Scenic Outdoor Festival, Picnic for the Planet
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, in conjunction with Chattahoochee RiverWarden and Columbus Film Society, will host the juried, award-winning Wild & Scenic Film Festival for Earth Day from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, April 22 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Beginning at sunset, enjoy movies shown on a 35-foot outdoor screen. A variety of short films will be shown that are appropriate for all ages. Watch young Chilean kayakers navigate the Rio Baker in Los Escualos; get a surfer’s-eye-view of a wave in Dark Side of the Lens; crawl through unexplored caves in Into Darkness; and see what one person can do to save a river in Marion Stoddart: Work of 1000. Also, Columbus is a registered site for The Nature Conservancy’s Picnic for the Planet, a world record attempt for the most people picnicking in 24 hours. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students, and all proceeds will be used to develop a water quality education program at Oxbow Meadows.

APRIL 23 – CSU Philharmonic Season Finale
CSU’s Philharmonic closes its season with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. It will feature a world premiere by Schwob School of Music student Liliya Ugay, winner of a national composition contest in 2011. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music

APRIL 24 – CSU Wind Orchestra Performs
CSU’s Schwob School of Music Wind Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The orchestra will perform works by Gabrieli, Lauridsen, and Salfelder, as well as Bernstein’s Suite from Mass, a rarely performed work commissioned to open the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Members from CSU’s faculty brass quintet, the Columbus Brass, are guest soloists for this work. Yashuide Ito’s Gloriosa, a symphonic poem for band about the “hidden Christians” of 16th Century Japan, closes the concert. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 25 – CSU Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad continues its 2012 season against Valdosta State at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per person or $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

APRIL 27 – Horn Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a performance by its horn studio at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The horn studio is under the direction of faculty artist Jason Eklund. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 27 – English Department Faculty Lecture Series
The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians will host CSU’s English Department Faculty Lecture Series at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 at the center, 1519 Stark Ave. English professor Dr. Nick Norwood will be the featured lecturer. 

APRIL 29 – Cello Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a cello recital by Valentina Ignjic at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 29 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Ignjic is a student of Wendy Warner. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music

APRIL 29 – CSU Trombone Ensembles Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music trombone ensembles perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Its Trombone Octet and Trombone Choir will be joined by soloists George Curran of the Atlanta Symphony and Bill Thomas of Switzerland's Tonhalle Orchestra. CSU’s trombone ensembles will be featured at the 2013 International Trombone Festival. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music

APRIL 30 – Cello Studio Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a cello recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theater. The cello repertoire will be performed by students of Wendy Warner. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 30 – Classes End
This is the final day of classes for Columbus State’s spring semester. 

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