CSU Happenings for Feb. 15-22

FEB. 15 – Southeast Horn Workshop Opening Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present the opening concert for the 2008 Southeast Horn Workshop at 2 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is $5 and free for faculty, staff and students with CSU ID. For tickets, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612.

The Friday-Sunday workshop is expected to attract about 130 professional players, college professors and their students, high school students and amateur players from throughout the Southeast. Additionally, local music enthusiasts are welcome to attend various programs, including performance competitions, master classes, lectures, vendor demonstrations, horn ensembles and solo recitals. Admission prices vary. A full schedule is online at http://www.southeasthornworkshop.org, or call 706-649-7287.

FEB. 15-16 – NCAA Baseball: CSU Hosts Nova Southeastern
The CSU baseball squad will host Nova Southeastern (Fla.) for a three-game series at Ragsdale Field. Game times are 4 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. 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.

FEB. 15 – Horn Workshop Artist Randy Gardner to Perform
Randy Gardner, a featured artist for the CSU-hosted Southeast Horn Workshop, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. A faculty member of the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory, Gardner has performed and presented master classes around the world. 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. 16 - ‘Math Mornings’ Program Targets Middle School Girls
CSU’s Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative will stage the second of two “Math Mornings” sessions for middle school girls from 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. For more information, call 706-568-2480.

FEB. 16 – NCAA Tennis: CSU Hosts Alabama-Huntsville
CSU’s men’s and women’s tennis squads will host Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Matches will start at 9 a.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

FEB. 16 – Horn Workshop Artist Erik Ruske to Perform
Horn soloist Erik Ruske, a featured artist for the CSU-hosted Southeast Horn Workshop, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. A member of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Ruske has performed worldwide and has won international performance competitions. 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. 17 – NCAA Tennis: CSU Hosts West Florida
CSU’s men’s and women’s tennis squads will host West Florida on Sunday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Matches will start at 10 a.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

FEB. 17 – Southeast Horn Workshop ‘Gala Finale’ Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a “Gala Finale” concert for the Southeast Horn Workshop at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. 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. 17 – Concert to Feature CSU Philharmonic Orchestra
The CSU Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. 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. 18 – Lecture by Guest Artist Suzanne Silver
Artist Suzanne Silver, noted for an expansive approach to drawing, will give a presentation related to her work 6 p.m. Monday in Carpenters Hall at the corner of 9th Street and Broadway on CSU’s RiverPark Campus in downtown Columbus. Silver, a professor at Ohio State University, has exhibited her work around the world and also is noted for combining unexpected materials such as powders, balloons, gold leaf, thread, paints, soap and slate to create a visual language that’s open to interpretation. Admission to her presentation is free and sponsored by CSU’s Department of Art. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

FEB. 19 – ‘Drawing a Blank’ Art Exhibition to Open with Reception
CSU’s Department of Art will host an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery for the Feb. 20-March 14 exhibition “Drawing a Blank” by Suzanne Silver (see item above). Admission is free. The gallery is located at 6 West 10th Street (use Front Avenue entrance). 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.

FEB. 19 – Guest Saxophonist Steve Stusek to Perform
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a concert by guest saxophonist Steve Stusek at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Director of Saxophone programs at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Stusek has performed and given master classes internationally and is a founding member of the Red Clay Sax Quartet. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

FEB. 20 – NCAA Tennis: CSU Hosts Auburn-Montgomery
CSU’s men’s and women’s tennis squads will host Auburn-Montgomery on Wednesday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Matches will start at 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

FEB. 20 - Art Department Guest Lecture by English Author Patrick Eyres
Patrick Eyres, an expert on English garden and landscape structures, will present “Collaboration, Education Publication: An Overview of Research Activity” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at CSU’s Theatre on the Park in Columbus State University’s Art and Theatre Complex at 10th Street and Bay Avenue in downtown Columbus.

Eyres is managing editor of New Arcadian Journal, which specializes in analysis of the cultural politics of historical landscapes. He also is a senior lecturer in art and design at Bradford College (England), where he is course leader of the master’s program in the politics of visual representation. The lecture, sponsored by CSU’s Department of Art, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

FEB. 20 – Poetry Readings by Richard Garcia
Prize-winning poet and author Richard Garcia will read from his works in a pair of free programs at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the McCullers House at 1519 Stark Ave. in Columbus and at 7:30 p.m. in CSU’s International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. Garcia, whose awards include the prestigious Pushcart Prize, has authored two books of poetry, “The Flying Garcias” and “Rancho Notorious,” and a bilingual children’s book, “My Aunt Otilia’s Spirits.”

His visit is sponsored by the university’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, in cooperation with the Georgia Poetry Circuit. For more information, call 706-565-4021.

FEB. 20 - Registration Deadline for Feb. 23 Hispanic-Latino Youth College Conference
Wednesday is the deadline to register for CSU’s third annual Hispanic/Latino Youth College Conference from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, starting in the main lobby of the Center Commerce and Technology. The event targets Hispanic and Latino prospective college students and their parents. Workshops will cover entrance exam preparation, financial aid, applying for scholarships and more. The event is supported by CSU’s Hispanic Scholarship Fund. To register or for more information, call toll free 1-888-814-8410 or write to Maria Naranjo at mnaranjo@hsf.net or Paola Machado at machado_paola@ColumbusState.edu.

FEB. 21 - CSU Wind Ensemble to Perform
The CSU Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Professor Robert Rumbelow will conduct a program featuring works by LoPresti, Bryant, Gould, Camphouse and others. 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. 22 – Black Applause Banquet
CSU will hold its 25th annual Black Applause Banquet on Friday, Feb. 22 in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. A 6:30 p.m. reception will be followed by dinner at 7 p.m. A CSU Black History Month tradition, the event will feature recognitions of outstanding local high school and CSU students, plus presentation of the Dr. John Townsend Achievement Award to Columbus City Manager Isaiah Hugley. Named in honor of CSU’s first African-American student, the Townsend award recognizes outstanding community and-or professional service and achievement. The keynote speaker will be Columbus attorney Michael Eddings. Ticket prices are $25 and $5 for CSU students. For more information, call 706-568-2273 or 706-565-3657.

FEB. 22 – Faculty Voice Recital
CSU Schwob School of Music faculty vocalist Melissa Fontaine will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. A soprano, Fontaine has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.