CSU Happenings for Aug. 23-30

AUG. 23 - Sci-Fi Under the Stars Double Feature
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will screen both “When Worlds Collide” (1951) and “It Came from Outer Space” (1953) starting 9 p.m. Saturday on the center’s south lawn. The program is free and part of the center’s Sci-Fi Under the Stars series. Guests are invited to bring snacks, lawn chairs and bug spray. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

AUG. 25 - Auditions for Voices of the Valley Children’s Choir
CSU’s Continuing Education Music Conservatory and the Schwob School of Music will hold auditions by appointment for the Voices of the Valley Community Children’s Choir on Monday at CSU’s Saunders Center for Music Studies in RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The auditions, open to boys and girls ages 9-14, will involve a 10-minute interview for basic vocal aptitude. To make an appointment, call 706-507-8070. The choir will rehearse at 7 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 15-Nov. 22. For more information, go to http://www.thevoicesofthevalley.org.

AUG. 26 - Guitar Recital by Duo Spiritoso
Duo Spiritoso, featuring CSU professor Andrew Zohn and Canadian Jeff McFadden, will perform original transcriptions of Rossini and Rameau, standards by Assad and Falla, and Zohn’s original composition, Cervo Sonatina, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. General admission is $10; $7 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and $5 with CSU ID. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

AUG. 27 - Computer Gaming, Modeling and Simulation Symposium
CSU will host a daylong symposium on Wednesday at the Cunningham Center targeting anyone interested in pursuing a career in computer gaming, modeling and simulation.

Presented by CSU’s TSYS Department of Computer Science and the Columbus Regional Technology Incubator, the Gaming, Modeling and Simulation Careers Symposium opens at 8:30 a.m. and involves workshops from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., displays and demonstrations from 3-5 p.m. and a dinner and keynote speaker from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Experts from academia and the defense contracting industry will cover commercial and military career opportunities related to computer gaming, modeling and simulation technology. The cost is $50 for the entire day, including breakfast, lunch and dinner; $25 for the 3-8:30 p.m. portion; and free for CSU faculty, staff and students. Space is limited. Register in advance at http://ccld.colstate.edu/register.asp.

The symposium is in conjunction with Project STEADI (Simulation Technology Education Assisting the Defense Industry), a collaborative planning effort built upon public-private partnerships that include CSU, the Columbus Regional Technology Incubator, Fort Benning, Homeland Security and defense industry contractors, and various economic development partners. For more information, call 706-562-8350.

AUG. 27 - ‘Back to School Bash’
CSU’s Student Life division will host a “Back to School Bash” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas Y. Whitley Clock Tower. A campus tradition, the event features food, inflatable games and student organization displays and is designed to bring together CSU students, faculty and staff to celebrate the beginning of fall semester. For more information, call Student Life at 706-568-2273.

AUG. 27 - Oboe Performance
Guest artists Mark Ostoich, professor of oboe at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and Petrea Warneck from Furman University will join Schwob School of Music faculty member Jennifer Potochnic in an oboe performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. CSU piano instructor Tracy Xian will accompany on piano. General admission is $10; $7 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and $5 with CSU ID. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

AUG. 28 - Students’ Foam Party
CSU students will celebrate the new school year with a “foam party” from 7-10 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas Y. Whitley Clock Tower. The first 300 students who arrive will receive commemorative towels for the 25-by-35-foot inflatable pit erected with foam cannons. A disc jockey will provide music for the event, which is sponsored by CSU Student Life, Student Activities Council, Student Government Association and Residence Life. For more information, call Tassie Stone at 706-507-8010 Student Life.

AUG. 29 - Voice Recital: ‘An Evening with The Schumanns’
CSU Schwob School of Music faculty vocalist Michelle DeBruyn, accompanied by pianist Betty Anne Diaz, will perform a program titled “An Evening with The Schumanns” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The recital will feature German art songs by Robert and Clara Schumann. The program will include Robert’s Frauenliebe und Leben Op. 42 and Clara’s Sechs Lieder Op. 13, as well as additional music by both composers with matching subject matter in the Romantic poetry including the legend of Lorelei. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

AUG. 30 - Cross Country Race: Cougar Invitational
The CSU men’s and women’s cross country squads will host and compete in the Cougar Invitational, starting 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30 at Smiths Station High School in Smiths Station, Ala. For more call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.