CSU Happenings for April 2013

Through APRIL 20 – The Cannonball Press: Selected Prints (Exhibition)
CSU’s Department of Art presents the exhibit, The Cannonball Press: Selected Prints through April 20 in the Illges Gallery of CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts, 921 Front Ave. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Martin Mazorra and Mike Houston have been publishing and screen printing since 1999. Around 2004, in addition to publishing, they started to make large-scale, collaborative woodcut prints, sculptures and installations. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Free.

Through APRIL 20 – The American Print Alliance Collection and Printing Green Artists Exhibition
CSU’s Department of Art presents The American Print Alliance Collection and Printing Green Artists Exhibition through Saturday, April 20 in the Illges Gallery of CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts, 921 Front Ave. The exhibition features printmakers from all over the U.S. Free.

Through APRIL 19 – Earth Day Groceries Project
As part of the One CSU activities in April, CSU's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is undertaking the Earth Day Groceries Project through April 19. It’s a free program that helps spread environmental awareness as students, children, and adults decorate paper grocery bags with environmental messages. There are 700 bags to be decorated, and after you and your child are done coloring, return the bag to an Oxbow staff member. These bags will be returned to Publix on Macon Road for Earth Day on April 22. On Earth Day, these bags will be passed out (full of groceries) to Publix shoppers.

APRIL 1 – Guitar and Flute Studio Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present its guitar and flute studios in a joint recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 1 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Guitar and flute students, as duos, will play a repertoire spanning five centuries. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 2 – NCAA Softball
CSU's softball squad plays a doubleheader against Georgia College and State University at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at Cougar 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/sports/sball/.

APRIL 2 – Wildlife Explorers: Roly-Polys and Other Creepy Crawly Critters
Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents Wildlife Explorers: Roly Polys and Other Creepy Crawly Critters at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, April 2 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. At this event, participants search for roly-polys and other insects, then make their own roly-poly-inspired craft. Roly-Polys and Other Creepy Crawly Critters is part of the Wildlife Explorers Preschool Program. Admission is $10 for one child and one adult, and $5 per additional child or adult. Infants, free. At least one adult must be present per three children. To register, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow/WildlifeExplorers.php.

APRIL 3 – NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays Albany State at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 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 3 – Visiting Pianist Recital
CSU's Schwob School of Music presents a piano recital by Boris Slutsky at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall.Slutsky, chair of the piano department at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University, has performed on nearly every continent as a soloist and chamber musician. Free.For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 4 – Jakovcic Performs Solo and Chamber Music
CSU's Schwob School of Music will feature a performance by faculty artist Zoran Jakovcic at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Solo and chamber works featuring the viola by Bach, Penderecki and Brahms will be performed by Jakovcic, the Schwob school's viola professor, in collaboration with faculty colleagues Alex Kobrin (piano) and Wendy Warner (cello). Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 4 – Nightcap Student Composers Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts its second annual Nightcap Student Composers Concert at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 4 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. This features a dozen CSU composers presenting world premieres in an interactive environment. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 5 – NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays Georgia Southwestern at 5 p.m. Friday, April 5 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 5 – Alligators and Agriculture at Oxbow
Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents Alligators and Agriculture from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, April 5 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. The event has participants spend the day with Oxbow Meadows staff members, master gardeners, local urban gardeners, local beekeepers and representatives of 4-H clubs in Muscogee and Harris counties, the Georgia Urban Agricultural Center, Farm Bureau, Fort Valley State University Life on the Farm. They will be given the opportunity to explore all of our exhibitors through a series of stations that will feature lessons on seeds, plants, gardens, earthworms, pollinating bees, farming, and essential water resources. Fee: $5. For more information, contact Janet Kent at 706-507-8555 or forrestkent_janet@columbusstate.edu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

APRIL 5-6 – Electroacoustic Weekend
Schwob School of Music will showcase its talent with its Electroacoustic Weekend April 5-6. The weekend kicks off with a guest artist recital by pianist Keith Kirchoff. He returns at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6 with a guest artist lecture on Performing with Electronics in the RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Also on Saturday is the Student Electroacoustic Music Concert at 5 p.m. and Matthew McCabe is the composer for the Faculty Recital at 7:30 p.m. – both in Studio Theatre. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 6 – NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays Georgia Southwestern in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6 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 6 – NCAA Tennis
Columbus State’s women’s and men’s tennis teams play Georgia Southwestern at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at CSU’s Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center.

APRIL 7 – Choral Union and Concert Chorale Perform
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a student chamber music recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. This concert features the CSU Choral Union with the Trumpet and Trombone Ensembles in music composed for multiple choirs. The audience is surrounded by the sounds of instruments and voices as the performers use Legacy Hall to its spatial potential. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 8 – Student Chamber Music Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a student chamber music recital at 5 p.m. Monday, April 8 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 8 – Guitar Chamber Music Performance
Schwob School of Music hosts a student chamber music recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Students of the Schwob School of Music will perform in guitar quartets and ensembles of guitar and mixed instruments. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 10 – NCAA Softball
CSU's softball squad plays a doubleheader against Albany State at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at Cougar 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/sports/sball/.

APRIL 11 – CSU Wind Ensemble Performance
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 AlexKobrin. 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 organizationis sponsoring a Rock Climbing Competition [PDF] 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 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
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 [PDF] 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, call706-649-7225or visithttp://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 16 – Tower Day
As one of the highlight’s of CSU’s Academic Excellence Week, theHonors Programhosts 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 18 – President’s Recognition Dinner
Columbus State’s Alumni Association and the CSU Foundation will hold the university’s 41st annual President’s Recognition Dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in the Cunningham Center. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. Retired Lt. Gen. Carmen Cavezza will be honored as recipient of the Frank D. Brown Achievement and Leadership Excellence Award, and Col. Thomas D. MacDonald will receive the Thomas Y. Whitley Distinguished Alumnus Award. Others to be recognized are new honorary alumni Pete Robinson, Mat Swift and Phil Tomlinson. Cost is $60 per person and reservations are requested by April 12. For more information, contact Jennifer Joyner at 706-507-8956.

APRIL 18 – Nikki Giovanni Presentation
Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians presents a Q&A with Nikki Giovanni, world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist and educator, at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at the center, 1519 Stark Ave. She will follow with a lecture at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library at 3000 Macon Road as part of its Building Common Ground series. Free.

APRIL 18 – University Singers Paint Mosaic
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a concert by the University Singers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The performance, A Musical Mosaic: Images of Sound and Light, features the University Singers in solo and ensemble repertoire that will encompass several centuries, as well as many languages and styles. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 19 – Scholastic Honors Convocation
As part of CSU’s Academic Excellence Week, Academic Affairs hosts its Scholastic Honors Convocation at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19 in University Hall. This event caps a week of special recognition for academic achievement with an honors ceremony for outstanding achievement by students and faculty. Free.

APRIL 20 – Astronomy Night in Uptown Columbus
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center is hosting an Astronomy Night Saturday, April 20 at the center, 701 Front Ave., starting with a planetarium presentation at 8 p.m. The program continues with observing time on telescopes at 9 p.m. Free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or visit http://www.ccssc.org/.

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.

APRIL 24 – NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays Valdosta State at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 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 706-568-2204or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com.

APRIL 24 – Final CSU Philharmonic Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts its final CSU Philharmonic concert of the school year at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. David Jang will be the student conductor, and there will be performances by Amy Griffiths (alto sax) and the philharmonic, led by Paul Hostetter, CSU’s Ethel Foley Distinguished Chairfor Orchestral Activities. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 24 – CSU Day (NCAA Baseball)
Columbus State University recognizes Columbus-area businesses and individuals who generously support the university with its 19th annual CSU Day on Thursday April 24, this year highlighted by events and giveaways related to the baseball game pitting CSU against Valdosta State at Ragsdale Field, starting at 6 p.m. Free.

APRIL 25 – CSU Wind Orchestra Performs
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts Tragedy and Triumph: CSU Wind Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 26 – NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays North Georgia at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26 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 706-568-2204or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com.

APRIL 26 – Kobrin and Students Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a piano studio recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert feature Alex Kobrin, CSU's L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano, and the rising stars of the Schwob School of Music Piano Studio. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 27 – Reptile Fest at Oxbow
Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents its 12th annual Reptile Fest from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Participants are in for a day dedicated to the world of reptiles. There will be a reptile show hosted by Jason Clark of SnakesRUs, kid-friendly crafts, an alligator feeding, the Hiss America Pageant, and more. Cost: $5. Free for children ages 3 and younger. For more information, contact Janet Kent at 706-507-8555 or forrestkent_janet@columbusstate.edu.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

APRIL 27 – NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays North Georgia in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27 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 28 – Trombone Ensemble Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a spring concert by the CSU Trombone Ensemble at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. CSU’s Trombone Octet and Trombone Choir will be featured at the 2013 International Trombone Festival here at CSU in June, and they will offer a preview of that performance. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 29 – Spring Classes End
All classes for the spring academic semester conclude today.