CSU Happenings for April 2014

APRIL 2 — NCAA Softball
Columbus State’s softball squad continues its 2014 season against Albany State at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, 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://CSUCougars.com/sports/sball/.

APRIL 2 — Violin Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a violin recital by Valeriya Nedviga at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Nedviga, a student of faculty artist Sergiu Schwartz, will perform in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the graduate Artist Diploma certificate. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 3 — Baritone Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a baritone recital by Rashad Jones at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Jones, a student of faculty artist Dian Lawler-Johnson, will perform in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music Education. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 3 — Soprano Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a soprano recital by Victoria Leggett at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Leggett, a student of faculty artist Kimberly Cone, will perform in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music Performance. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 4 — CSU Contemporary Ensemble
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host the final concert of the year by its contemporary ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theater. The concert will feature works by three composers:  Stefan Wolpe’s classic Quartet for trumpet, piano, tenor saxophone and percussion; Edison Denisov’s Ode for clarinet, piano and percussion; and Eric Moe’s Eight Point Turn for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, viola, contrabass, percussion and piano. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 5 — CSU Tennis
Columbus State’s women’s and men’s tennis teams hosts Armstrong State at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free.

APRIL 5 — Wilderness First Aid at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will be the site for the first day of a two-day Wilderness First Aid course from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. The course, hosted by Outside World Outfitters of Columbus, will provide hands-on training designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. The two-day course, held rain or shine, must be attended both days to merit  certification. Fee: $175 per person (includes CPR certification). Bring your own snacks, lunch and beverage. To register, call 706-322-4200 or email chris@theoutsideworld.net.

 APRIL 6 — Clarinet Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a clarinet recital by Lindsey Baker at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Baker, a student of faculty artist Lisa Oberlander, will perform in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music Performance. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 6 — Percussion Ensemble
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a performance by its Percussion Ensemble for its annual spring concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert will feature a wide variety of pieces from the traditional repertoire to world premieres of contemporary works. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 6 — Baritone Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a baritone recital by Sean Meara at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 6 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Meara, a student of faculty artist Michelle DeBruyn, will perform in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music Performance. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 6 — Mezzo-Soprano Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a mezzo-soprano recital by Jeanette Luna at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Luna, a student of faculty artist Dian Lawler-Johnson, will perform in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music Performance. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 7 — Horn Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a horn recital by Johan Warburton at 6 p.m. Monday, April 7 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Warburton, a student of faculty artist Anna Dodd, will perform in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music Performance. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 7 — Piano Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a piano recital by Tatiana Muzanova at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 7 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Muzanova, a student of faculty artist Alexander Kobrin, will perform in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master in Piano Performance. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 6 — CSU Tennis
Columbus State’s women’s and men’s tennis teams hosts Flagler at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 6 at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free.

APRIL 6 — Wilderness First Aid at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will be the site for the second day of a two-day Wilderness First Aid course from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 5 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. The course, hosted by Outside World Outfitters of Columbus, will provide hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. . The two-day course, held rain or shine, must be attended both days to merit  certification. Fee: $175 per person (includes CPR certification). Bring your own snacks, lunch and beverage. To register, call 706-322-4200 or email chris@theoutsideworld.net.

APRIL 9 — CSU Tennis
Columbus State’s women’s tennis team hosts Montevallo at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free.

APRIL 9 — Horn Studio Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a Horn Studio recital at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 9 — Trumpet Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a trumpet recital by James Wozniak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Wozniak, a student of faculty artist Robert Murray, will perform in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Music Performance degree. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 10 — CSU Jazz Ensemble
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a performance by the CSU Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The 17-piece ensemble, under the direction of Kevin Whalen, director of jazz studies, will perform swing selections, including music from the libraries of Count Basie, Thad Jones and Stan Kenton. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 11 — NCAA Softball
Columbus State’s softball squad plays a Military Appreciation Day twinbill against Albany State at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, April 11 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://CSUCougars.com/sports/sball/.

APRIL 12 — Kaleidoscope Concert
As part of Artbeat 2014, Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will host Kaleidoscope at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 in RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre. This annual concert  showcases all 240 student-musicians at the Schwob School of Music in a fast-paced 70-minute concert that spans a wide range of musical styles. Admission $20-$30. For more information, call 706-256-3612 or visit http://RiverCenter.org.

APRIL 12 — Webelos Conservation Program at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center continues its Scout Programs with its Webelos Conservation Program from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 12 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Fee: $20. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or email Kelsey Champagne at champagne_kelsey@ColumbusState.edu to register. Registration is due the day before each program.

APRIL 12 — Insect Study (A Merit Badge Program) at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center continues its Scout Programs with its Insect Study (A Merit Badge Program) from 9 a.m.-noon, and 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Fee: $20. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or email Kelsey Champagne at champagne_kelsey@ColumbusState.edu  to register. Registration is due the day before each program.

APRIL 13 — Guitar and Flute Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a guitar and flute recital by members of the Guitar and Flute Studios at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. They will perform selections spanning five centuries. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 13 — Double Reed Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a double reed studio recital at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 13 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. They will perform selections for oboe and bassoon from the studios of faculty artists Susan Tomkiewicz and Ron Wirt. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 13 — NCAA Softball
Columbus State’s softball squad plays a Senior Day twinbill against Young Harris at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13 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://CSUCougars.com/sports/sball/.

APRIL 15 — Soprano Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a soprano recital by Yuliya Ugay at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Ugay, a student of faculty artist Michelle DeBruyn, will perform in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Music Performance degree. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music. 

APRIL 16 — NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays Albany State at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 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://CSUCougars.com.

APRIL 16 — Student Chamber Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a Student Chamber Music concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 17 — President’s Recognition Dinner
The Columbus State University Alumni Association and the Columbus State University Foundation will host the President’s Recognition Dinner on Thursday, April 17 at CSU’s Cunningham Center, 3100 Gentian Blvd. Dinner is at 7 p.m., preceded by a 6:30 p.m. reception. CSU’s top annual awards will be presented, along with honorary alumni memberships. Reservations are requested by April 11. Cost: $60 per person. For more information, call 706-507-8957.

APRIL 17 — Wind Orchestra Finale
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host the final concert of the year for its Wind Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The performance will feature a variety of musical styles and sounds. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 18 — NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays a doubleheader against USC-Aiken with games at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, 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 go to http://CSUCougars.com.

APRIL 18 — Violin Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a violin recital by Elzbieta Tokarska at 6 p.m. Friday, April 18 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Tokarska, a student of faculty artist Sergiu Schwartz, will perform in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music Performance degree. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 19 — NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays USC-Aiken at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 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://CSUCougars.com.

APRIL 21 — Guitar Performance
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a guitar concert by Aniello Desiderio at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 22 — Film, Discussion: The Loving Story
CSU’s Department of History and Geography will screen the film The Loving Story at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road. The final film in the Created Equal Initiative Film Series, this 2011 Emmy-nominated documentary chronicles the struggles of a couple, arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage, which led to a landmark Supreme Court decision allowing such unions. Audience members will have a chance to discuss the film after the screening. Free. For more information, call 706-507-8387 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/history. 

APRIL 23 — NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays Valdosta State at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 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://CSUCougars.com.

APRIL 24 — Wind Ensemble Honors Col. Hal Gibson
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a special performance of its Wind Ensemble as it closes its 2013-2014 season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. With this performance, it will honor CSU Director of Bands Emeritus Col. Hal Gibson  as he celebrates his 90th birthday on stage. The University Singers will also perform. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 24 — Curry to Speak at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center hosts Sustainability Lecture Series No. 2 at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Judith Curry, chair and professor of Georgia Tech's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, is the guest speaker for the second lecture in Oxbow’s Sustainability Lecture Series. Curry will speak on the many topics of climate change, including the science of climate change, impacts in the Southeast, carbon reduction challenges, and available options to reduce our vulnerability to extreme events. Free. For more information, call 706-507-8550.

APRIL 26 — ReptileFest at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center hosts its annual 13th annual ReptileFest from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. This year's Reptile Fest will feature a live reptile show, the Hiss America Costume Contest, and a "behind the scenes" look at all of Oxbow's resident reptiles.  New this year is that, instead of participants bringing their reptiles, participants will be the reptiles. Come dressed as your favorite reptile for a chance to win prizes. Fee: $5 for the event (contestants also pay the $5 fee). Oxbow’s parking lot typically fills quickly for this event, but shuttle transportation will be available from the overflow parking area. For more information, call 706-507-8550.

APRIL 26 — Piano Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a piano recital by the Piano Studio at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Alexander Kobrin, CSU’s L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano, will perform. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 APRIL 27 — Guitar Chamber Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a guitar chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Students from the Guitar Studio will perform works for two, three, and four guitars, as well as violin and guitar, and guitar with a mixed ensemble. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 28 — Louis Spatian Leads CSU Philharmonic Finale
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host the final performance of the season of the CSU Philharmonic at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Highlighting the performance will be composer Louis Spatian, winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

APRIL 30 — CSU Popular Music Ensemble, with Neal Lucas
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a performance of its Popular Music Ensemble at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 at The Loft (1032 Broadway). The concert, featuring local blues legend Neal Lucas, will feature the ensemble’s exploration of songs by Robert Johnson, Tom Waits, the Allman Brothers, John Black, the Black Keys, Ruthie Foster and more. There also will be performance by some of Columbus' finest blues, R&B, soul and funk musicians. Admission is free with no age limitation. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

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