CSU Happenings for April 7-16, 2011

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 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 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, 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 2-3, 9 - NCAA Tennis

CSU’s men’s and women’s tennis squads host Lander University for matches starting 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free. For more information call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

April 9 - Nature Walk at Oxbow Meadows

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a guided nature walk 8 a.m. Saturday 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 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 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 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.

April 11 - International Film Series: Encounter Point
Columbus State’s Center for International Educational screens the 2006 documentary Encounter Point at 7 p.m. Monday in the International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. The film depicts the lives of families affected by the violence from both sides of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Part of the CIE’s International Film Series, the screening is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

April 11 - Guitar and Voice Studio

Columbus State's Schwob School of Music presents student classical guitarists and singers performing together 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/music.

April 12 - Tower Day to Showcase Undergraduate Research

The CSU Honors Program presents Tower Day, a showcase of undergraduate research and creative projects from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday in the Davidson Student Center and Schuster Student Success Center. The event is open to the public and part of CSU’s Academic Week of Excellence series. For more information, call 706-507-8771 or go to http://honors.colstate.edu/towerday.asp

April 13, 15-16 - NCAA Baseball

The CSU baseball squad hosts the following games at Ragsdale Field:
* April 13: Stillman, 6 p.m.
* April 15-16: Georgia Southwestern, 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday
* April 20: Auburn-Montgomery, 6 p.m.
Admission is free. For more information call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

April 14 - CSU-Red Cross Blood Drive
Columbus State hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 14 on the upper mezzanine of the Lumpkin Center. Register online for an appointment.

April 14 - Entrepreneurship Speaker Series Presentation

Columbus State’s Turner College of Business and Computer Science presents an Entrepreneurship Speaker Series program at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 14 in the Davidson Student Center auditorium. Jacki Suckow, owner-president of NorthStar Print, will talk about her Norcross-Ga.-based print and promotion service with about $8 million in annual sales. The program is free. For more information, call 706-562-1674. http://www.northstarprint.net.

April 14 - Celebration of Student Writing
As part of its Academic Week of Excellence series of programs, CSU presents its fourth annual Celebration of Student Writing from 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the multipurpose room of the Student Recreation Center. The event showcases writing-based projects across disciplines and is open to the public. For more information, call 706-568-2054 or e-mail green_angela1@ColumbusState.edu.

April 14 - Children’s Book Read-out
CSU Libraries presents a Children’s Book Read-Out from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in the Schwob Library. Faculty, staff and students will read from their favorite children’s books. The program is free. For more information, call 706-568-2042.

April 14 - Lecture on Bo Bartlett’s Influence by Columbus Museum Director

Columbus State’s Department of Art presents “Reflections on Bo Bartlett’s Mid-Career Retrospective Eight Years Later,’ a lecture by Columbus Museum Director Tom Butler, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in the Corn Center for the Arts’ Illges Gallery. The program is free. For more information, call 706-507-8301.

April 14 - CSU Wind Orchestra
The CSU Wind Orchestra, with faculty conductor Jamie L. Nix, performs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program, “Phantasticke  Spirites,” will feature works from Grantham, Ives, Lauridsen and Grainger. CSU faculty organist Joseph Golden will join the ensemble for the finale, Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/music.

April 15 - Scholastic Honors Convocation
Columbus State recognizes its top faculty and students for 2010-2011 during its annual Scholastic Honors Convocation at 2 p.m. Friday, April 15 in University Hall Auditorium. The convocation is part of CSU’s Academic Week of Excellence series. For more information, call 706-507-8730 or go to http://studentlife.colstate.edu/scholastic.asp.

April 16 - Visitation Day for Prospective Students
Columbus State welcomes prospective students for a Visitation Day program starting with check-in at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 16 in the Student Recreation Center. Guests will tour campus and get insight from faculty and current students. In addition to Visitation Day, individual tours are available for prospective students and parents weekdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. The tours, by reservation, start at University Hall and cover both RiverPark and main campuses. Reservations can be made online (http://www.colstate.edu/future/tour.asp) or by calling 706-507-8800.

April 16 - Kaleidoscope Concert

About 250 student musicians will perform in the Schwob School of Music’s Kaleidoscope Concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16 in RiverCenter's Heard Theatre. Designed as a musical kaleidoscope, the concert involves musicians performing various music styles from different areas of the theater. All of the school’s large ensembles participate, as well as award-winning soloists and chamber ensembles. Tickets are $20 or two for the price of one with a valid CSU ID. Call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-649-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7225, email schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/Music.

April 16 - Astronomy Night

Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center hosts an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing Saturday, April 16 at the center, 701 Front Ave. An 8 p.m. planetarium presentation is followed by telescope viewing at 9 p.m. The program is free. For more information, go to http://www.ccssc.org or call 706-649-1477.

Ongoing - Bo Bartlett’s ‘Paintings of Home’ Exhibitio
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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.