CSU Happenings for Feb. 21-27, 2011

Feb. 21-26 - CSU Homecoming 2011
Columbus State holds its 2011 Homecoming celebration Feb. 21-26 with various programs, culminating with homecoming court introductions during a Saturday, Feb. 26, NCAA basketball doubleheader. CSU will tip off against Montevallo at 1:30 p.m. (women) and 3:30 p.m. (men), with tailgating beforehand outside the new Student Recreation Center. For more information, go to http://studentlife.colstate.edu/homecoming, e-mail hembree_tinsley@ColumbusState.edu or call 706-507-8013.

Feb. 21 - International Film Screening
Columbus State’s Center for International Education screens Heavy Metal in Baghdad 7 p.m. Monday in the International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. The film is a documentary that follows an Iraqi heavy metal band chasing success in its war-torn country from 2003 through the film’s production in 2007. The program, part of CSU’s International Film Series, is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

Feb. 22 – Visiting Artist Lecture

Columbus State’s Department of Art presents a lecture by visiting artist Kristy Deetz at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Carpenters Hall on CSU’s RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. Deetz, chair of art at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, works in painting, encaustic and bookmaking. Her encaustic and oil paintings revise traditional images of drapery and still life and explore how image and process reveal and conceal substance and spirit. She is participating in CSU’s Residency Program for Artists and Scholars. Her lecture is free. For more information, call 706-507-8301.

Feb. 24 - Visiting Scholar to Lecture on Women’s Writing in Northern Island
Columbus State’s Center for International Education presents “The Unfinished Revolution: Women’s Writing in Northern Ireland,” a lecture by Rebecca Pelan, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 in the International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. Pelan, a visiting scholar from Belfast, is serving as CSU’s Fort Visiting Scholar in European Studies. Her lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

Feb. 24 - Hallock Lecture: Military Historian to Discuss Korean War

Renowned military historian and author Allan Millett will present “Who Forgot the Korean War and Why?” as part of Columbus State University's Hallock Lecture Series 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 in the Cunningham Center. Millett, director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans, earned the prestigious Pritzker Military Library Literature Award in 2008 for lifetime achievement in military writing and is widely respected as one of the world’s leading experts on the Korean War. His CSU lecture is free and open to the public. The Hallock Lecture Series, coordinated by the Department of History and Geography, is made possible through a gift from the Richard R. Hallock Foundation For more information, call 706-507-8350 or go to www.ColumbusState.edu/history.

Feb. 25 - Women’s and Men’s NCAA Tennis

The CSU women’s and men’s tennis squads host St. Leo for matching 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. 25-26 – Encaustic Painting Workshop

Columbus State’s Department of Art presents a workshop on the Art of Encaustic Painting, directed by visiting artist Kristy Deetz, from 1-5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 26 in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added, a technique notably used in mummy portraits from ancient Egypt. Deetz, chair of the art discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, is participating in CSU’s Residency Program for Artists and Scholars. Admission is free. Spaces are limited. Reserve a spot by calling 706-507-8301.

Feb. 25-27 - NCAA Women's Softball
Columbus State’s softball squad is in action for the following home dates at Lady Cougar Field:
* Friday, Feb. 25 - Young Harris, 11 a.m. and Lincoln Memorial, 1 p.m.
* Saturday, Feb. 26 - Lincoln Memorial, noon and Young Harris, 4 p.m.   
* Sunday, Feb. 27 - Benedict, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person or $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for students, faculty and staff with CSU ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

Feb. 26 - Visitation Day for Prospective Students
Columbus State University will showcase its new recreation center and homecoming festivities for visiting high school students and their parents during Visitation Day on Saturday, Feb. 26. Check-in is 9 a.m. in the new Student Recreation Center. Guests will take campus tours, get insight from current students and faculty and, as a bonus, receive free admission to CSU’s Homecoming 2011 basketball doubleheader that afternoon in the Lumpkin Center. In addition to Visitation Day, individual tours are available for prospective students and parents weekdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. The tours, by reservation, start at University Hall and cover both RiverPark and main campuses. Reservations for both Visitation Day and daily tours can be made online (http://www.colstate.edu/future/tour.asp) or by calling 706-507-8800.

Feb. 26-27 NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad hosts Delta State for games at 1 p.m, and 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at Ragsdale Field. Admission per day is $5 per person or $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for students, faculty and staff with CSU ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

Feb. 26 - Guitar Symposium Concert: Duo Spiritoso and Jan Bartlema

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a classical guitar performance by Duo Spiritoso (Jeffrey McFadden and CSU professor Andrew Zohn) and Jan Bartlema from the Netherlands 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert is part of CSU's 12th annual Guitar Symposium, two days of performances, master classes, lectures and competition among guitarists from around the world. General admission to the evening concert is $20. For more information go to music.colstate.edu/events/guitar or call 706-649-7225.

Through Feb. 26 - Visiting Artist Exhibitions

Columbus State’s Department of Art is hosting exhibitions through Saturday, Feb. 26 by recent and current artists in residence at CSU. The concurrent shows are Mark Clare’s “Remote Control,” a mixed-media social commentary inspired by the military, and “In-Out,” works in various mediums by current resident artists Frank Poor and Kristy Deetz, and Deborah Aschheim, whose architectural drawings depicting historic downtown Columbus sites were created during her fall 2010 residency. The London-born Clare, who lives in Ireland, produced his work during his February 2010 CSU residency.  Illges Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon-8 p.m. Thursday; and  11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, go to http://art.colstate.edu/ or call 706-507-8300.

Feb. 27 - Space Science Center Hosts Comic Book Show

Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will showcase comics and related collectibles, movies and more as part of a Columbus Comic Book Show 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at the center, 701 Front Ave. Admission is $4 per person. For more information, call 706-649-1477 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

Feb. 27 - Guitar Symposium Concert: Xuefei Yang, Newman-Oltman Duo

The Schwob School of Music closes its annual CSU Guitar Symposium with classical guitar performances by Xuefei Yang (China) and the Newman-Oltman Duo (New York)  8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. General admission is $20. For more information, go to music.colstate.edu/events/guitar, or call 706-649-7225.