CSU Happenings for Dec. 2-12, 2011

Nov. 29-Dec. 10 – Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

Columbus State’s Department of Art presents its Senior Thesis Exhibition through Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Corn Center for Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery. The artwork includes paintings, photographs, printmaking, drawings, videos, performance and sculpture. The gallery is located at 6 West 10th St. Enter on Front Avenue. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/art.

Dec. 2 ­– Holiday Horn Choir and Trombone Choir Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the horn choir and trombone choir at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 in RiverCenter’s Grand Lobby. This annual performance of holiday music is given for second-graders from the St. Luke School and is also open to the public. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Dec. 2 – NCAA Women’s Basketball
Columbus State’s women’s basketball team plays West Florida at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for non-CSU students and free for ages 5 and younger and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://CSUCougars.com.

Dec. 2 – Student Recital, Francesca Mejia, Double Bass
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a student recital on the double bass by Francesca Mejia, a student of Alexander Pershounin, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 in room 1716 of the RiverCenter. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Dec. 2 – CSU Wind Ensemble Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Wind Ensemble at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The ensemble’s final fall concert includes guest conductors Kevin Sedatole, director of bands at Michigan State University, and Jerry Junkin, director of bands at the University of Texas at Austin. Faculty artists Lisa Oberlander and Yien Wang are featured in Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs. The program begins with Juilliard composition chair Robert Beaser’s Manhattan Roll and continues with a brass fanfare by Takemitsu, Debussy’s The Engulfed Cathedral piano work, transcribed for band, Hahn’s Le Bal de Beatrice d’Este, Jonathan Newman’s As the Scent of Spring Rain and closes with a collection of Cajun/French songs by composer Donald Grantham, J’ai ete au bal (I went to the dance). Jamie L. Nix, director of wind ensemble activities, conducts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Dec. 2 – World AIDS Day Lecture by CDC Health Scientist
A Centers for Disease Control physician and health scientist, Dr. Jane Gidudu Nsubuga, will speak at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in CSU’s Stanley Hall, discussing the "Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS: the Successes/Challenges of Current Treatment." The Ugandan-born scientist, formerly of the World Health Organization, will also offer a global perspective on HIV-AIDS, also focusing on a Uganda-based case study. She will join CSU faculty for a panel discussion following her talk, which is part of a World AIDS Day observance organized by CSU’s health science program and Eta Sigma Gamma, the university’s health science honor society. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more on CSU activities related to World AIDS Day, contact Dr. Paula Walker, associate professor of health science, at walker_paula@ColumbusState.eduThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

Dec. 2-3 – CSU Theatre Production: The Toys Take Over Christmas
Columbus State’s Department of Theatre presents The Toys Take Over Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at CSU’s Riverside Theatre Complex, formerly known as Theatre on the Park Mainstage. This seasonal favorite follows the adventures of Sunny, a cheerful, inquisitive rag doll brought to life by the Toymaker, whose toy shop is filled with living toys. The selfish Toymaker refuses to sell or give the toys away, preferring to keep his creations to himself. Then Sunny makes an astonishing discovery that divides the loyalties of her newfound friends and jeopardizes the Toymaker's claim to be the "Greatest Toymaker in the World." Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and active-duty military, $5 for children 12 and younger and free for CSU faculty and staff (two tickets for one performance) and CSU students (limit one). For more information, call the box office at 706-507-8444 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre.

Dec. 3 – Oxbow Meadows Holiday Open House
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. 'Tis the season for sustainable gift giving! Kick off the holiday season at Oxbow Meadows, where they will have an entire day of eco-friendly holiday cheer including a wreath making class, photos with Santa and his woodland friends, and environmentally responsible gifts for sale. Admission varies for each event. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Dec. 3 – Wreath Making Class
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a wreath making class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Want to help the environment while enjoying a little yuletide cheer? Then join the staff of Oxbow Meadows for a hands-on class that teaches you how to incorporate backyard greenery and wildflowers into your holiday decor. Participants will make a wreath using invasive sand pine branches that have been cut as part of The Nature Conservancy's longleaf pine restoration. Class size is limited to 20, so sign up today. Admission is $30 for ages 12 and older and includes all supplies.For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Dec. 3 – NCAA Men’s Basketball
Columbus State’s men’s basketball team plays West Georgia in its home opener at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for non-CSU students and free for ages 5 and younger and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://CSUCougars.com.

Dec. 3 – Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Columbus State’s Department of Art presents the opening reception for its Senior Thesis Exhibition from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Corn Center for Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery. The gallery is located at 6 West 10th St. Enter on Front Avenue. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/art.

Dec. 4 – Choral Union Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Choral Union at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The Choral Union presents Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Rutter’s Gloria for organ and brass. Both works feature faculty organist Joseph Golden and the hall’s Jordan Organ. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Dec. 4 – Student Recital, Holly Maldonado, Horn and Christopher Johns, Trombone
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a student recital on the horn by Holly Maldonado, a student of Jason Eklund, and on the trombone by Christopher Johns, a student of Brad Palmer, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Dec. 4 – CSU Guitar Chamber Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a CSU guitar chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Students of the guitar studio perform works from the solo guitar repertoire from the Renaissance through today. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Dec. 5 – Classes End
Columbus State’s final day of classes for the fall 2011 semester.

Dec. 5 – CSU Philharmonic Orchestra
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The philharmonic's fourth concert of the season pulls two masterworks together. First, Felix Mendelssohn's Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream is presented with narration. After intermission, the orchestra performs Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. Paul Hostetter, CSU’s Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair for Orchestral Activities, conducts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Dec. 7-10, 12-13 – Final Exams
Columbus State will hold final exams for fall 2011 classes from Dec. 7-10 and Dec. 12-13.

Dec. 9 – Graduate Admissions Application Deadline
Columbus State’s Graduate School will accept applications for spring 2012 admissions through Friday, Dec. 9. For more information, call 706-507-8800 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/admissions.

Dec. 10 – Lynn Haven Wildlife Garden Club Meeting
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a meeting of the Lynn Haven Wildlife Garden Club at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Following a brief meeting, the club will enjoy a presentation by Norris Randall called My Snapshots of Life. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Dec. 10 – NCAA Men’s Basketball
Columbus State’s men’s basketball team plays West Alabama 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for non-CSU students and free for ages 5 and younger and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://CSUCougars.com.

Dec. 11 – Second Sunday: Native Clay Holiday Ornament Making
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a native clay holiday ornament making class at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Local potter Irene Pate will instruct a class on designing a one-of-a-kind holiday ornament made from Georgia Lizella clay. Please RSVP, as supplies are limited. Admission is $3; free for kids 3 and younger. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Dec. 12-15 – Student Recreation Center Open House
Columbus State’s Student Recreation Center will host an open house that will allow faculty, staff, their spouses and alumni to try the center for free from Monday-Thursday, Dec. 12-15. The center will be open from 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 12-15. The aquatic center will be open from 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m., and the climbing wall will be available from 5-8 p.m. Group fitness classes will be held at 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. that Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. A special Zumba Party will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13. For more information, call 706-507-8650 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/campusrec/recbuilding/.