CSU Happenings for Feb. 1-8

ONGOING
• Art Exhibition: ‘Taiwan: From Within the Mist’ Through Feb. 9
CSU’s Department of Art is hosting “Taiwan: From Within the Mist” through Feb. 9 in CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery in downtown Columbus. The exhibition features painting, photography, digital imagery, sculpture, printmaking, video and multimedia works by 21 Taiwanese artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

• Comedy ‘Fuddy Meers’ at Theatre on the Park Through Feb. 3
Opening Thursday, the CSU Theatre comedy “Fuddy Meers” will run through Sunday at CSU Theatre on the Park in downtown Columbus. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The play is based on American playwright David Lindsay-Abaire’s farce about a day in the life of an amnesiac trying to decode her fractured life. Tickets are $15 per adult; $13 apiece for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni; and free for students, faculty and staff with CSU ID. Call 706-507-8444 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/tickets.htm.

FEB. 1 - Arnold Students to Experience Science Facilities, Activities(media photo coverage welcome; not open to public)
About 25 Arnold Middle School students will tour CSU’s College of Science Friday, starting at 9 a.m. Students will learn about physics, chemistry, geology, biology and computer science. From 9:10 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the third floor of Lenoir Hall, students will see the university’s snake cages and participate in some fun hands-on chemistry experiments. It’s all part of the university’s efforts to interest more kids in the sciences. For more information, contact Cindy Henning, acting associate dean in the College of Science, 706-565-3621.

FEB. 1 - NCAA Tennis: CSU Hosts Tuskegee
CSU’s men’s and women’s tennis squads will host Tuskegee on Friday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Matches will start at 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

FEB. 1 - CSU Jazz Band with Sam Skelton
The CSU Jazz Band, directed by Shirantha Beddage, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The band will be joined by guest saxophonist Sam Skelton, director of jazz studies at Kennesaw State University and active in the Atlanta music scene for more than a decade. Admission is $5 and free for faculty, staff and students with CSU ID. For tickets, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

FEB. 2 - CSU’s ‘Math Mornings’ Target Middle School Girls
CSU’s Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative will stage the first of two “Math Mornings” sessions for middle school girls, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday in the Columbus Public Library on Macon Road. The program is designed to engage girls in grades 6-8 in hands-on activities and explorations to increase their appreciation for mathematics. Math collaborative resource teachers and local middle grades teachers will lead the session, which is part of an effort to provide additional encouragement to females, who are traditionally underrepresented in upper-level high school and college mathematics courses and in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. The program is free and will repeat Feb. 16. For more information, call 706-568-2480.

FEB. 2 – Astronomy Night
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will host an Astronomy Night program starting 7 p.m. Saturday at Providence Canyon State Park near Lumpkin. The program is free and features guided planet viewing and stargazing. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

FEB. 3 – Concert: ‘Music for Chorus and Organ’
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a concert, “Music for Chorus and Organ,” 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Constantina Tsolainou, the Paul S. and Jean R. Amos Faculty Chair in Music, will conduct the CSU Chamber Singers, Women’s Vocal Ensemble, Concert Chorale and Choral Union in a program featuring Fauré’s “Messe Basse,” Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb,” and Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” Professor and organist Joseph Golden will accompany the performers. Admission is $5 and free for faculty, staff and students with CSU ID. For tickets, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

FEB. 4 – African-American Read-In
CSU Libraries will stage an “An African America Read-In, noon-1:30 p.m. Monday in the Schwob Library. CSU faculty, staff and students will read from works authored by African Americans. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-562-1492.

FEB. 4 – Concert: ‘Violin Plus’
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a concert, “Violin Plus,” 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Professor and violinist Sergiu Schwartz, the William B. and Sue Marie Turner Distinguished Faculty Chair in Violin, will be joined by faculty colleagues, pianist Betty Anne Díaz, violist Manuel Díaz, cellist Andre Gaskins and guitarist Andrew Zohn, for a program featuring works by Mozart, Paganini, Debussy, Schubert and Smetana. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

FEB. 4 - International Film Series: ‘Tsotsi’
CSU’s Center for International Education will screen “Tsotsi,” as part of its International Film Series, 7 p.m. Monday in the International House at Clearview Circle and University Avenue. This 2005 film is set amidst the Johannesburg township of Soweto and traces six days in the life of a ruthless young gang leader who ends up caring for a baby accidentally kidnapped during a carjacking. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

FEB. 6 – CSU-Clayton State NCAA Basketball Doubleheader
CSU will host Clayton State for a pair of NCAA basketball games in the Lumpkin Center. The women’s contest tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. Admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (including non-CSU students); and free for ages 5 and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

FEB. 6 – NCAA Baseball: CSU Home Opener
The CSU baseball squad will host Valdosta State in the Cougars’ home opener, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to www.csucougars.com. FEB. 7 - Faculty Research Forum
CSU Libraries will host a pair of presentations in a faculty research forum, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Schwob library. The presentations are “Child Care Experience and Self-Regulation in Early Childhood “ by Pinar Gurkas, assistant professor of psychology and “Surviving Relics of American Colonialism in the Philippines” by Joseph McCallus, professor of English. The event is free. For more information, go to http://library.colstate.edu/forums or call 706-568-2247.

FEB. 7 - Black History Month Keynote Presentation by Freddy Cole
Internationally respected jazz artist Freddy Cole will speak and perform in CSU’s Black History Month keynote presentation, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in the University Hall (formerly Fine Arts Hall) auditorium. Cole, the younger brother of Nat King Cole, will share insight into jazz and the music industry from a career that has spanned five decades. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-568-2273.

FEB. 7 – History Forum: Civil Rights Movement in Columbus
CSU Assistant Professor of History Gary Sprayberry will be the featured speaker for “The Civil Rights Movement in Columbus,” a forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Liberty Theatre, 813 8th Ave., Columbus. Virginia Causey, associate professor of history, will moderate the forum, which is part of the “Red Clay, White Water and Blues” series. The free program also will feature participation by individuals who experienced the civil rights movement locally. Sprayberry also will lead a 10 a.m.-noon Saturday (Feb. 9) bus tour of sites related to the forum. Reservations are recommended. Call the CSU history department at 706-568-2263 to reserve a seat or for more information.

FEB. 7 – Concert by Guest Organist Martin Jean
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a concert by guest organist Martin Jean at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. A Yale School of Music faculty member, Jean has won international performance competitions and has performed extensively in North America and Europe. Admission is $5 and free for faculty, staff and students with CSU ID. For tickets, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

FEB. 8 – Concert by Guest Flutist Jennifer Rhyne
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a concert by guest flutist Jennifer Rhyne, from the faculty of Fort Hays State University (Kan.), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

FEB. 8-10 – NCAA Baseball: CSU Hosts Flagler
The CSU baseball squad will host Flagler College (Fla.) for a four-game series, Feb. 8-10 at Ragsdale Field. Game times are 5 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Admission per day is $5 for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.