CSU Happenings for April 2-10, 2011

April 2-3 - NCAA Softball: Military Appreciation Weekend
The Columbus State women’s softball team hosts the following doubleheaders:
* Saturday: Lander University, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
* Sunday: North Georgia College and State University, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
As part of "Military Appreciation Weekend," the ROTC Color Guard on both days will present the colors and perform the national anthem. Saturday also is designated as "Little Cougars Day" as Northern Little League members will take the field during the national anthem and have an opportunity to run the bases after the games. Between games on Sunday, five new soldiers will be sworn into service. Also, players and coaches on both sides will wear special camouflage uniforms. Admission is free. For more information call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

April 2 - Bird Banding at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a bird banding demonstration and lecture on Saturday, April 2 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Charlie Muise, a Barnesville-based coordinator for Georgia's Important Bird Areas, will band birds from 8-10 a.m. Afterward, he will give a presentation illustrating banding as vital to researching bird biology and migration. The program costs $10 per person. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.


April 2 - CSU Family Art Day
Columbus State's Department of Art presents CSU Family Art Day from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts on CSU's RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. The event will involve demonstrations and workshops related to screen printing, handbuilding, wheel throwing, engraving, painting, paper making, photograms, drawing, and video-filmmaking and more. Guided, 20-minute tours of Bo Bartlett's "Paintings of Home" exhibition in the Illges Gallery galley also will be given and a children's film festival will be screened. The event concludes with a 4-6 p.m. reception and award ceremony for the Georgia High School Invitational Exhibition in the Corn Center's Bay Gallery. For more information, call 706-506-8301 or 706-507-8312.


April 2 - Beekeeping Seminar at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents the first of a two-part seminar, How to be a Beekeeper, from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Experts from the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association will present the seminar, which concludes with a June 4 session. Advance registration, by calling 706-687-4090, is required. The cost is $20 for one session or $30 for both.

April 2 - Astronomy Night at Roosevelt State Park
Columbus State's Coca-Cola Space Science Center hosts an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing starting 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain. The program is free. For more information, including directions, go to http://www.ccssc.org or call 706-649-1477.

April 3 - Faculty Chamber Series 'From Russia With Love'
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music faculty chamber musicians perform a program, "From Russia with Love," 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Selections will include Stravinsky's L'histoire du soldat, Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes, and Rachmaninoff's Vocalise. Performers include Michelle DeBruyn, soprano; Paul Hostetter, conductor; Alexander Kobrin, piano; Robert Murray, trumpet; Lisa Oberlander, clarinet; Bradley Palmer trombone; Alex Pershounin, bass; Sergiu Schwartz, violin; Paul Vaillancourt, percussion; Wendy Warner, cello; and Ron Wirt, bassoon. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/Music.


April 2-3, 9 - NCAA Tennis

CSU’s men’s and women’s tennis squads host the following sets of matches at the Blackmon Tennis Center:
* Saturday, April 2: Abilene Christian, 2 p.m.
* Sunday, April 3: Georgia College and State, 2 p.m.
* Saturday, April 9: Lander, 10:30 a.m.
Admission is free. For more information call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

April 2 - Astronomy Night at Roosevelt State Park
Columbus State's Coca-Cola Space Science Center hosts an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing starting 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain. The program is free. For more information, including directions, go to http://www.ccssc.org or call 706-649-1477.

April 3 - Faculty Chamber Series: 'From Russia With Love'
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music faculty chamber musicians perform a program, "From Russia with Love," 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Selections will include Stravinsky's L'histoire du soldat, Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes, and Rachmaninoff's Vocalise. Performers include Michelle DeBruyn, soprano; Paul Hostetter, conductor; Alexander Kobrin, piano; Robert Murray, trumpet; Lisa Oberlander, clarinet; Bradley Palmer trombone; Alex Pershounin, bass; Sergiu Schwartz, violin; Paul Vaillancourt, percussion; Wendy Warner, cello; and Ron Wirt, bassoon. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/music.

April 4 - Faculty Pianist Alexander Kobrin
Schwob School of Music faculty pianist Alexander Kobrin will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter's Studio Theatre. Kobrin, the L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano, has won international piano competitions including the Van Cliburn, Busoni, Mamatsu and Glasgow competitions. His recital is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/music

April 6 - NCAA Baseball
The CSU baseball squad hosts Albany State 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ragsdale Field. Admission is free. For more information call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

Through April 7 - CSU Student Juried Exhibition Opening Reception
Columbus State's Department of Art holds an opening reception and awards ceremony from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 7 in the Corn Center for the Arts' Bay Gallery for its annual juried exhibition of the best of this year's student work. The juror is Savannah-based photographer Ellen Susan, who also has served the department as a short-term visiting artist in partnership with CSU's Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians and the Columbus Museum. The program is free, and the works will remain on display through April 15. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 706-507-8301.

April 7 - CSU Chamber Singers and Concert Chorale
The CSU Chamber Singers and Concert Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. The program will include Renaissance and Romantic choral music by Hassler and Schumann, selections from the 20th and 21st centuries by Paul Hindemith and Eric Whitacre and a work for jazz trio and choir by Rob Landes. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/music.

April 7-10 - CSU Theatre to Stage Shakespeare Romantic Comedy
Columbus State University Theatre stages the Shakespeare romantic comedy As You Like It April 7-10 on the mainstage at CSU Theatre on the Park on the RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission prices are $17 for adults; $15 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni. Complimentary tickets are available for CSU students (limit one) and faculty-staff (limit two). Call the CSU Theatre Box Office at 706-507-8444 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/current_season.asp.

April 8 - History Lecture to Cover Civil War Slave Resistance

Columbus State's Department of History and Geography presents a lecture about slave resistance during the Civil War by Valdosta State University historian David Williams 7 p.m. Friday, April 8 at CSU's International House. Williams has authored several books on the Civil War, including Bitterly Divided: The South's Inner Civil War, Rich Man's War: Class, Caste, and Confederate Defeat in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley and A People's History of the Civil War: Struggles for the Meaning of Freedom. The event is free and part of the Chattahoochee Valley Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration. For more information, call 706-507-8350 or go to http://www.algacivilwar150.com/.


April 8 - Guest Guitarist Adam Holzman
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music presents a recital by internationally acclaimed guitarist Adam Holzman 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Holzman, who teaches at the University of Texas, has been described in the New York Times as "... polished and quite dazzling." Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/music.

April 9 - Popular Music Ensemble
The CSU Popular Music Ensemble's will present a concert, "Songs We Wrote," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 in RiverCenter's Studio Theatre. Directed by Schwob School of Music professor Matthew McCabe, the group will perform its own rock, country and folk-styled songs. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/music.

April 9 - Nature Walk at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a guided nature walk 8 a.m. Saturday, April 9 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. The walk will highlight plants, birds and other wildlife along Oxbow’s wetland trails. Field glasses and field guides are available, or participants are welcome to bring their own. The program is free. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

April 9 - Reptile Fest at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents its 10th annual Reptile Fest starting 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. The program will involve live reptile displays, a jump house, a 30-foot reptile wagon, reptile crafts, reptile games with prizes and reptile information stations. Guests also can enter their reptiles into a 12:30 p.m. “Hiss Columbus Pageant” (April 6 registration deadline) and participate in a 2 p.m. Reptile Encounters show with Jason Clark, CSU’s wildlife coordinator. Admission is $5 per person and free for ages 3 and younger. For more information and to register for the Hiss Columbus Pageant, call 706-687-4090.

April 10 - Music and the Civil War
The CSU Percussion Ensemble presents “Music and the Civil War,” a special concert event involving a related art display and narration, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Part of the Chattahoochee Valley Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War, the program will be directed by Schwob School of Music faculty percussionist Paul Vaillancourt. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/music.

April 10 - CSU Horn Studio
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music presents a CSU Horn Studio concert 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10 in RiverCenter's Studio Theatre. Admission is free. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/music.

Ongoing - Bo Bartlett’s 'Paintings of Home' Exhibition
Columbus State's Department of Art is displaying Bo Bartlett's "Paintings of Home" exhibition through April 23 in the Corn Center's Illges Gallery. The work depicts scenes of Bartlett's Columbus childhood home. Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, noon- 8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Special guided tours are available by appointment from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday throughout the exhibition. For more information, call 706-507-8312.