CSU Happenings for April 2015

APRIL 1 - Communication Week 2015: Scavenger Hunt

Columbus State’s Department of Communication will send teams on a scavenger hunt across CSU’s main and RiverPark campuses on Wednesday, April 1 at 10 a.m., part of Communication Week 2015. Teams need only 4 people with a knack for following clues; pick up clue sheets from the Davidson Student Center Lounge or from the Carpenters Building. For more information, call 706-507-8601.

 

APRIL 1 - Master Class with Lauren Phillips

Columbus State’s Department of Communication will host a master class with Lauren Phillips, research director for Raycom Media, on Wednesday, April 1 at 12:15 p.m. in Dillingham Place (room 109) on CSU’s RiverPark campus, part of Communication Week 2015. For more information, call 706-507-8601.

 

APRIL 1 - NCAA Men’s Tennis

Columbus State’s Men’s Tennis hosts Shorter University at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center on CSU’s main campus. Admission is free. For more information, please call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/mten/index.

 

APRIL 1 - NCAA Women’s Tennis

Columbus State’s Women’s Tennis hosts Shorter University at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center on CSU’s main campus. Admission is free. For more information, please call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/wten/index.

 

APRIL 2 - First Thursday at Chattahoochee Brewing Co.

All Columbus State alumni are invited to attend First Thursday at the Chattahoochee Brewing Co. on Thursday, April 2 from 5-6:30 p.m. First Thursday events are casual networking gatherings exclusively for CSU alumni. Admission (and your first drink) is free. To RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/FirstThursRSVP or call 706-507-8946 for more information.

 

APRIL 2 - Communication Week 2015: Alumni Mixer

Columbus State’s Department of Communication will host an alumni mixer on Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. in the RiverPark Activities Center, part of Communication Week 2015. For more information, call 706-507-8601.

 

APRIL 2 - ASO’s Taste of Africa

Columbus State’s African Student Organization (ASO) presents “Taste of Africa,” a black tie event, on Thursday, April 2 from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Rankin Atrium and Gardens in downtown Columbus. Admission is free. For more information, email udo_hephzibah@columbusstate.edu.

 

APRIL 2 – CSU Jazz Combos

Columbus State’s Jazz Studies program presents the CSU Jazz Combos in concert. Under the direction of Dr. Kevin Whalen and Dr. Amy Griffiths, these small jazz ensembles focus on the development of the art of improvisation in a chamber environment. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 in the Studio Theatre at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 3 & 4 – Southeast Composers Symposium

Columbus State's newly formed student chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. welcomes guest student composers from the University of Florida, Georgia State University, the University of Georgia and other schools in the region for this all-day celebration of creativity, friendship and collaboration in the Studio Theatre at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 3 - NCAA Men’s Tennis

Columbus State’s Men’s Tennis hosts Georgia Southwestern at 2 p.m. Friday, April 3 at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center on CSU’s main campus. Admission is free. For more information, please call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/mten/index.

 

APRIL 3 - NCAA Women’s Tennis

Columbus State’s Women’s Tennis hosts Georgia Southwestern at 2 p.m. Friday, April 3 at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center on CSU’s main campus. Admission is free. For more information, please call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/wten/index.

 

APRIL 3 - NCAA Baseball

Columbus State Baseball hosts Georgia Southwestern at 5 p.m. Friday, April 3 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/bsb/index.

 

APRIL 3 - NCAA Softball Doubleheader

Columbus State Softball hosts a doubleheader against Armstrong State at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 at Cougar Field. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/sball/index.

 

APRIL 3 – Nightcap Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the Nightcap Concert at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 3 in the Studio Theatre at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

April 4 - Track & Field: Cougar Classic

Columbus State will host the Cougar Classic for Men’s and Women’s Track and Field on Saturday, April 4 beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/landing/index.

 

APRIL 4 - NCAA Women’s Tennis

Columbus State’s Women’s Tennis hosts Emory University at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4 at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center on CSU’s main campus. Admission is free. For more information, please call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/wten/index.

 

APRIL 4 - NCAA Baseball Doubleheader

Columbus State Baseball hosts a doubleheader against Georgia Southwestern at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/bsb/index.

 

APRIL 4 - Men’s Club Lacrosse

Columbus State’s Men’s Club Lacrosse hosts Valdosta State at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at the Intramural Field on main campus. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8650.

 

APRIL 7 – CSU Choral Concert

Columbus State University singers from CSU’s Schwob School of Music perform the works of some of the most beloved American and British poets, including James Agee, Robert Frost, Roberts Herrick, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Sara Teasedale on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 8 - “Bridging the Gap”: A Diversity Dialogue

Columbus State’s Office of Diversity Programs and Services will engage in an open dialogue between the LGBTQ community and faith-based communities on Wednesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. in CSU’s Columbus Room. Participants will discuss the stereotypes attached to both communities as well as the need to reduce hostility, promote inclusiveness and create unity. For more information, please contact Johniqua Williams at 706-507-8594.

 

APRIL 8 – Woodwind Chamber Concert

Woodwind students from Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music present chamber music from all eras on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 9 - Annual Legacy Celebration Banquet

Columbus State’s Office of Diversity Programs and Services in collaboration with the CSU Diversity Committee will host the Annual Legacy Celebration Banquet, featuring special guest speaker Jose Vargas, journalist, filmmaker and founder of “Define American.” A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 at CSU’s Cunningham Center.

The Legacy Celebration Banquet honors students, faculty and staff for their academic achievements and valuable contributions to campus. This is an evening to celebrate cultural diversity by creating a space of inclusion for all minority demographics represented at Columbus State University.

The Inaugural Diversity Forum will follow the Legacy Celebration Banquet on Friday, April 10.

For more information, please contact Johniqua Williams at 706-507-8594 or visit http://diversity.columbusstate.edu/diversityforum.php.

 

APRIL 9 – Guitar and Flute Studios Duo

Members of the CSU Schwob School of Music’s Flute and Guitar Studios join together for an evening of duo music spanning five centuries on Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 10 – Inaugural Diversity Forum

Columbus State’s Office of Diversity Programs and Services in collaboration with the CSU Diversity Committee will host the Inaugural Diversity Forum, a day of intriguing conversation and discussion on groundbreaking topics, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10 at CSU’s Cunningham Center.

For more information, please contact Johniqua Williams at 706-507-8594 or visit http://diversity.columbusstate.edu/diversityforum.php.

 

APRIL 10 - 3rd Annual Calculus Contest

Columbus State and Columbus area high school calculus students are invited to compete in the 3rd Annual Calculus Contest, hosted by CSU’s Department of Mathematics and Philosophy, on Friday, April 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center on CSU’s main campus. For more information and eligibility requirements, contact Dr. Ben Kamau at  706-507-8240 or Kamau_Ben@ColumbusState.edu.

 

APRIL 10 - Cougarthon

Columbus State University and the Center for Career Development are proud to present “Cougarthon,” a student-led, campus-wide, all-night philanthropy event starting at 8 p.m. Friday, April 10 in the Student Recreation Center (SRC). The event does not end until 8 a.m. the following morning. Students will be “locked-in” the SRC for 12 hours of dancing, games and other activities to promote awareness and raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House. For more information, call 706-507-8767 or visit https://career.columbusstate.edu/community_outreach/cougarthon.php.

 

APRIL 11 - NCAA Softball Doubleheader

Columbus State Softball hosts a doubleheader against Georgia Regents University at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at Cougar Field. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/sball/index.

 

APRIL 11 – Percussion Ensemble

Columbus State’s Percussion Ensemble from the Schwob School of Music, under the direction of faculty artist Paul Vaillancourt, will perform its annual spring concert on Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 13 - National Library Week Kickoff

CSU Libraries celebrates the beginning of National Library Week with guest speaker Barbara Moushon, executive director of the Literacy Alliance in Columbus, Georgia, on Monday, April 13 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Schwob Memorial Library. Food will be served. For more information, visit http://library.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 13 - An Afternoon Talk with Poet Noah Blaustein

Columbus State’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians will host an afternoon talk with Poet Noah Blaustein on Monday, April 13 from 4-5 p.m. at the center on Stark Avenue. An evening reading will follow at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the McCullers Center at 706-565-4021 or visit http://www.mccullerscenter.org/index.php.

 

APRIL 13 - An Evening Reading with Poet Noah Blaustein

Columbus State’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians will host an evening reading with Poet Noah Blaustein on Monday, April 13 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the center on Stark Avenue. For more information, contact the McCullers Center at 706-565-4021 or visit http://www.mccullerscenter.org/index.php.

 

APRIL 13 – Faculty Artist Series: Sergiu Schwartz & Alexander Kobrin

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents faculty artists Sergiu Schwartz (violin) and Alexander Kobrin (piano) at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 13 in Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 13 - Drive-In Movie Night

Tune in with your radio and watch a new flick on the big screen in Parking Lot 7 on CSU’s main campus on Monday, April 13 at 8 p.m. Drive-In Movie Night is sponsored by CSU’s Student Activities Council. For more information, call 706-568-8590 or visit http://sac.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 14 - Tower Day

Columbus State’s Honors College sponsors Tower Day, an annual event showcasing undergraduate research and creative endeavors, on Tuesday, April 14. For more information, call 706-565-3672 or visit http://research.columbusstate.edu/undergrad/towerday/.

 

APRIL 14 - National Library Week Scavenger Hunt

Explore the service areas at CSU’s Schwob Memorial Library in an interactive scavenger hunt from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 for a chance to win an Amazon gift card, part of National Library Week. For more information, call 706-507-8670 or visit http://library.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 15 - “Languages Out Loud: Classics in Their Own Words”

CSU Libraries presents “Languages Out Loud: Classics in Their Own Words,” a reading event featuring well-known classics in their original languages, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 at the Schwob Memorial Library, part of National Library Week. For more information, call 706-507-8670 or visit http://library.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 15 - NCAA Baseball Doubleheader

Columbus State Baseball hosts a doubleheader against Albany State at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/bsb/index.

 

APRIL 15: Willie Thompson: “Zelda and F. Scott: The Southern Influence”

Columbus State’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians hosts Willie Thompson, director of Montgomery's Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, for a lecture titled "Zelda and F. Scott: The Southern Influence." The talk will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 at the center on Stark Avenue. For more information, contact the McCullers Center at 706-565-4021 or visit http://www.mccullerscenter.org/index.php.

 

APRIL 15 – Student Chamber Concert

Join award-winning student artists from CSU’s Schwob School of Music for a chamber concert on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 16 - Bookmark Design Contest, Sponsored by CSU Libraries

Student-designed bookmarks will be on display at the Schwob Memorial Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 in honor of National Library Week. CSU students, faculty and staff can vote for their favorite design. The winner of the contest will receive an Amazon gift card.

Bookmark designs are due Tuesday, April 14 by 3:30 p.m. Submit your designs to jones_michelle@cs.edu. For more information, call 706-507-8670 or visit http://library.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 16 - Student Employee Recognition Reception

Columbus State University will host a reception on Thursday, April 16 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Schuster Student Success Center (room 130) to honor student employees for their service to the university. CSU’s Student Employee of the Year will be recognized during the event. For more information, contact Human Resources at 706-507-8920.

 

APRIL 16 - NCAA Softball Doubleheader

Columbus State Softball hosts a doubleheader against Albany State at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at Cougar Field. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/sball/index.

 

APRIL 16 - President’s Recognition Dinner

Columbus State’s Office of Alumni Engagement will recognize this year’s most deserving individuals at the President’s Recognition Dinner on Thursday, April 16 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the Cunningham Center. Awards include the Frank D. Brown Achievement Awards, the Thomas Y. Whitley Distinguished Alumnus Award and honorary alumni degrees. Tickets are $45. For more information, call 706-507-8946 or visit http://bit.ly/CSUPRD.

 

APRIL 16 – CSU Wind Orchestra

The Wind Orchestra from CSU’s Schwob School of Music closes its 2014-15 season with music fit for a king, featuring Richard Strauss' “Konigsmarsch,” which was originally written for King Wilhelm II. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 in Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 17 - Greek Life Kickball Tournament

Columbus State’s Greek Life will host a kickball tournament at noon on Friday, April 17 at the Intramural Field on CSU’s main campus. Funds raised will benefit Greek Life. Entry is $10 per person for teams of nine. You do not have to be Greek to form a team. For more information, call Michael Ward at 706-594-3040 or Lou Dettrey at 252-525-5265.

 

APRIL 17 - Scholastic Honors Convocation

Columbus State will recognize the year's best students and faculty at the Scholastic Honors Convocation on Friday, April 17 at 2 p.m. in the University Hall auditorium. The traditional ceremony will honor CSU’s Educator of the Year, Faculty Cup winner (top student honor) and other outstanding faculty and students recognized by academic discipline. The convocation also will honor faculty emeritus designees and Honors College scholars and will close with a reception for all in attendance. For more information, contact Karla Huie in the Office of Student Affairs at 706-507-8731.

 

APRIL 17 - NCAA Baseball

Columbus State Baseball hosts Georgia Regents University at 6 p.m. Friday, April 17 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/bsb/index.

 

APRIL 17 – Faculty Artist Series: Joseph Golden

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents faculty artist Joseph Golden (organ) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17 in Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 18 - Accepted Student Day

Columbus State’s Accepted Student Day on Saturday, April 18 celebrates accepted students and provides information about the next steps for enrollment at CSU. Students will have the opportunity to experience a traditional college class, talk with faculty and socialize with current and future students. A parallel schedule for parents is provided to learn more about financial aid, student services and first year expectations. For more information, contact Enrollment Services at 706-507-8800.

 

APRIL 18 - NCAA Baseball Doubleheader

Columbus State Baseball hosts a doubleheader against Georgia Regents University at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/bsb/index.

 

APRIL 18 - NCAA Softball Doubleheader

Columbus State Softball hosts a doubleheader against Flagler College at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Cougar Field. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/sball/index.

 

APRIL 18 - Double Reed Studio Recital

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a double reed studio recital on Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 18 - Men’s Club Lacrosse

Columbus State’s Men’s Club Lacrosse hosts Georgia College and State University at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Intramural Field on main campus. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8650.

 

APRIL 19 – Faculty Duo: Alexander Kobrin & Wendy Warner

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents faculty artists Alexander Kobrin (piano) and Wendy Warner (cello) at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 in Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 20 – Columbus Brass Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents Columbus Brass, a unique program of brass quartet with organ, on Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 21 - One CSU Day Sustainability Fair

Columbus State University and friends will join forces again for the One CSU Day Sustainability Fair on Tuesday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. around the Thomas Y. Whitley Clock Tower. This event, centered around a week-long campaign to foster environmental awareness, will feature exhibitors specializing in environmental, physical and financial sustainability, including CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Columbus Water Works, Trees Columbus and more. For more information, please contact Troy Keller at 706-507-8099 or keller_troy@columbusstate.edu or visit http://www.columbusstate.edu/events/sustainable/.

 

APRIL 21 – CSU Contemporary Ensemble

This spring concert, presented by the Schwob School of Music’s CSU Contemporary Ensemble, will utilize electronics to feature emerging voices from around the world. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 in the Studio Theatre at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 22 - NCAA Baseball

Columbus State Baseball hosts Valdosta State at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/bsb/index.

 

APRIL 23 - “The Battle of Columbus” Spring Lecture Series: Lecture No. 3

Columbus State’s Ivey Center for The Cultural Approach to History will host the final lecture in a series titled “An Historical and Anthropological Perspective of The Battle of Columbus and The Local Experience During The Civil War,” on Thursday, April 23 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Center for Commerce and Technology auditorium. Guest speakers include:


  • Rebecca Bush, curator of history at The Columbus Museum, “The Lives of Local Women During The Civil War”

  • Kaye Minchew, archivist at Troup County Archives, “The Nancy Hart Militia and the Defense of Lagrange, Georgia”


For more information, contact Victor Salazar at 706-507-8514 or salazar_victor@columbusstate.edu or visit https://culturalapproach.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 25 - Reptile Fest at Oxbow Meadows

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center hosts Reptile Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at the center on South Lumpkin Road. Admission is $5. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit http://oxbow.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 26 – CSU Choral Concert

Columbus State University singers from CSU’s Schwob School of Music perform the musical adaptation of Anne Frank's Diary in honor of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The performance begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 in Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 26 - Horn Studio Recital

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents an evening of solo and chamber music for horn on Sunday, April 26 at 6 p.m. in the Studio Theatre at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 29 – CSU Philharmonic

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the final CSU Philharmonic performance of the season on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

 

APRIL 30 - An Evening Reading with Poet Ace Boggess

Columbus State’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians will host an evening reading with Poet Ace Boggess on Thursday, April 30 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the center on Stark Avenue. For more information, contact the McCullers Center at 706-565-4021 or visit http://www.mccullerscenter.org/index.php.

 

APRIL 30 – CSU Jazz Ensemble

The flagship large ensemble of the Jazz Studies program in CSU’s Schwob School of Music will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 in Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://music.columbusstate.edu/.

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