CSU Happenings for Feb. 12-21

 

FEB. 12 - CSU Horn Choir
The CSU Horn Choir will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Professor Kristen Hansen will direct a program of historical works and newly composed pieces. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

FEB. 13 - NCAA Tennis: Stillman

The Columbus State men’s and women’s tennis squads will host Stillman starting 2 p.m. Saturday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

FEB 13-14 - NCAA Baseball: St. Leo
Columbus State will host St. Leo 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Ragsdale Field. Daily 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. 13 - NCAA Basketball: Homecoming Doubleheader

The CSU women’s and men’s basketball squads host Armstrong Atlantic State for games at 1:30 p.m. (women) and 3:30 p.m. (men) Saturday in the Lumpkin Center. The doubleheader is part of CSU’s 2010 homecoming celebration and will include an introduction of the homecoming court between games. Admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (including non-CSU students); and free for ages 5 and under and CSU alumni, students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com. For more homecoming information, including the Feb. 8-13 schedule, go to http://studentlife.colstate.edu/homecoming.

FEB. 13 - Astronomy Night
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will present an Astronomy Night program starting 7 p.m. Saturday at Providence Canyon State Park near Lumpkin. The evening of stargazing and planet viewing at Overlook Pavilion is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

FEB. 14 - CSU Voice Studio: Valentine’s Day Performance
Members of the CSU Voice Studio will perform 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Voice students of Earl Coleman will present a program titled “Afternoon of Love Songs” from the classical art song and musical theatre repertoire in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

FEB. 15 - Faculty Concert to Feature Viola
CSU faculty violist Maureen Gallagher will be featured in a performance 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Gallagher will be joined by retired viola professor Manuel Diaz in a collaboration of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. Additional performers will include Schwob school pianist Yien Wang, cello professor Troy Stuart, bass and jazz professor Alex Pershounin, and percussion professor Paul Vaillancourt. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

FEB. 16 - Faculty Lecture: ‘Foreign Policy After Cold War’

CSU Assistant Professor of Political Science Kyle Christiansen will present “Foreign Policy in a Networked Age: The Case of U.S. Foreign Policy after the Cold War,” 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the International House. The program is part of the Department of Political Science and MPA Program’s lecture serie “Twenty Years After the Wall: (Inter)National Identity and the Future of Democracy in the post-Cold War Era.” The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-562-1693.

FEB. 16 - Faculty Tuba Recital
A tuba recital will feature CSU professor Andrew Miller 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’ s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.
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FEB. 16 - ‘In the Time of Butterflies’ Screening and Discussion
The CSU Department of Modern and Classical Languages’ Cine Club  will host a screening and discussion of the 2001 film  El Tiempo de las Mariposas (In the Time of the Butterflies) 7 p.m. Tuesday in Illges 318. The program is part of the “Haiti in our Backyard” lecture and film series. Set in the Dominican Republic, which neighbors Haiti, the film is based on the story of the Mirabai sisters, three young women assassinated on a deserted mountain road after visiting their husbands, who were suspected government rebels. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-507-8451.

FEB. 17 - CSU Blood Drive
The CSU ROTC will host a Red Cross blood drive 10 a.m.-4.p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Lumpkin Center. Go to http://givelife.org to make an appointment to donate.

FEB. 17 - NCAA Tennis
The Columbus State women’s tennis squad will host Brenau  2 p.m. Wednesday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

FEB. 18 - African-American Read-In
Columbus State University Libraries presents an African-American Read-In  12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 in the Schwob library's first-floor forum area. CSU Students, faculty and staff will reading from works by African-American authors. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-562-1492.

FEB. 18 - Faculty Bass Recital
Professor of Bass Andrew Pershounin will perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Pershounin, director of jazz studies for CSU, will present a recital of classical and jazz music featuring double bass as a virtuoso solo voice. The program features works by Bottesini, Dragonetti and Koussevitzky, as well as original compositions. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

FEB. 19 - Nomination Deadline for Prestigious University Awards

Friday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for nominations to  Columbus State’s Alumni Association for a pair of awards named in honor of former CSU presidents —  the Frank D. Brown Achievement and Leadership Excellence Award and the Thomas Y. Whitley Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Whitley Award nominee must be a CSU graduate.  Anyone  else who brings distinction, or who provides outstanding service, to CSU is eligible to be nominated for the Brown Award. Both awards are presented only when extraordinary achievement or service merits them. The awards will be presented at CSU’s annual President’s Recognition Banquet 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22 in the Cunningham Center.  Criteria for each award and nomination forms can be found at  http://alumni.colstate.edu. Questions and requests for additional information should be directed to the Alumni Office at 706-568-2280.

FEB. 19 - NCAA Tennis
The Columbus State men’s and women’s tennis squads will host Fort Valley State 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

FEB. 20 - NCAA Tennis

The Columbus State women’s tennis squad will host Clayton State noon Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

FEB 20-21 - NCAA Baseball: Indianapolis
Columbus State will host Indianapolis 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20-21 at Ragsdale Field. Daily 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. 20 - Science Olympiad Regional Competition
Columbus State University’s Math and Science Learning Center will host a Science Olympiad regional competition for area middle school students in the region  9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at locations around main campus.  A 4 p.m. awards ceremony will take place in University Hall auditorium. The Science Olympiad aims to improve the quality of science education through hands-on, standards-based science challenges, and provide recognition for those who excel in science.  Competition director and biology professor Katey Hughes. plus a team of CSU faculty and students, will supervise 12 teams from 10 schools competing in 23 events covering biology, computers, chemistry, and physics. Winners will qualify for the Georgia Science Olympiad in Augusta (http://www.aug.edu/gaso/), leading to the national finals (http://soinc.org/) May 21-22 at the University of Illinois. For more information about the CSU-hosted event, go to http://scienceolympiad.colstate.edu/ or call Jill Carroll at 706-507-8464 or e-mail carroll_jill@ColumbusState.edu.

FEB. 21 - NCAA Tennis
The Columbus State women’s tennis squad will host Montevallo starting 11 a.m.. Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

ONGOING - Bibb City Exhibition in Schwob Library

CSU’s Schwob Memorial Library is hosting an exhibit, “Bibb City: Collected Lives from a Mill Town,” in its first-floor lobby through Friday, Feb. 26. “Selected topics” courses taught last summer in history-geography, by Amanda Rees, and theatre arts, by Becky Becker, culminated in the exhibit, the recording of millworkers’ oral histories and a June theatrical presentation related to the community that thrived until its textile reels quit spinning in the late 1990s. The current library display tells the history of the area near downtown Columbus in a series of 10 large, illustrated panels. An accompanying kiosk features a 1 hour, 15 minute video of the play students wrote in which they portrayed people who lived and worked in Bibb City. Library hours are 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, 1-6 p.m. Saturdays and 2-10 p.m Sundays. For more information, call 706-568-2042.