CSU Happenings for Jan. 13-24, 2012

JAN. 13 – Schwob School of Music Presents HMS Pinafore
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents the ever-popular Gilbert and Sullivan creation, HMS Pinafore, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. This operetta is a colorful, romantic romp aboard one of His Majesty's ships, with all the comic touches one expects. Admission to HMS Pinafore is $15. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music. Note: SOLD OUT

JAN. 13 – Carson McCullers Center Lecture Series
Joseph Francavilla, associate professor of English, will be the featured speaker at CSU’s Carson McCullers Center’s English Faculty Lecture Series at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at the center, 1519 Stark Ave.

JAN. 14 – NCAA Women’s Basketball
Columbus State’s women’s basketball team plays Flagler University at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for 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://CSUCougars.com.

JAN. 14 – NCAA Men’s Basketball
Columbus State’s men’s basketball team plays Flagler University at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for 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://CSUCougars.com.

JAN. 15 – Schwob School of Music Presents HMS Pinafore
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents the ever-popular Gilbert and Sullivan creation, HMS Pinafore, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. This operetta is a colorful, romantic romp aboard one of His Majesty's ships, with all the comic touches one expects. Admission to HMS Pinafore is $15. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music. Note: SOLD OUT

JAN. 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
No classes, offices closed.

JAN. 17 Adult Re-Entry Information Seminar
If you're an adult considering a return to college or starting anew, CSU's Adult Re-Entry Program may be able to help.  The program will hold a free information seminar from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in room 130 of the Schuster Student Success Center, just inside the University Avenue entrance to main campus. The program begins its next study skills refresher course for nontraditional students preparing to enter or re-enter college after five years or more away from the classroom. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, meeting from 6-8:15 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday through April 10 in Schuster 203, reviewing and updating reading, writing and math skills for the new entrance exam requirements.  It also includes a brief orientation to CSU. Those completing the course receive one semester hour of degree credit upon CSU enrollment. The cost is $179, For more information, call 706-507-8337.

JAN. 19 – CSU Theatre: How I Became a Pirate
CSU's Theatre Department will present How I Became a Pirate at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at CSU’s Riverside Theatre Complex, formerly Theatre in the Park. Based on the children's book by Melinda Long, How I Became a Pirate, chronicles the adventures of Jeremy Jacob while on board with Braid Beard the Pirate and his crew. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni. CSU students can receive one free ticket while CSU faculty and staff can receive two complimentary tickets. Hours for the CSU Theatre Box Office at 10th Street and Bay Avenue are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, plus one hour before each show. For more information, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre or call 706-507-8444 

JAN. 20 – Rupert Fike Reading
CSU’s Carson McCullers Center will host a reading by Rupert Fike, the Pushcart Prize-nominated Atlanta-area poet whose latest collection, Lotus Buffet, was published by local literary press, Brick Road Press, at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the center, 1519 Stark Ave.

JAN. 20 – Boy Scout Astronomy Badge Program
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will hold a day of exploration and discovery for Boy Scouts from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the center, 701 Front Ave. During this five-part program, scouts will learn about stars, constellations, the moon and planets through interactive classroom sessions, center exhibits and the center’s Omnisphere Theater. This program is aligned with the Boy Scout Astronomy Badge, so participating scouts will qualify for their badges upon completion. Program cost is $17.50. For more information, email the CCSSC at info@ccssc.org.

JAN. 20 CSU Theatre: How I Became a Pirate
CSU's Theatre Department will present How I Became a Pirate at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at CSU’s Riverside Theatre Complex, formerly Theatre in the Park. Based on the children's book by Melinda Long, How I Became a Pirate, chronicles the adventures of Jeremy Jacob while on board with Braid Beard the Pirate and his crew. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni. CSU students can receive one free ticket while CSU faculty and staff can receive two complimentary tickets. Hours for the CSU Theatre Box Office at 10th Street and Bay Avenue are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, plus one hour before each show. For more information, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre or call 706-507-8444

JAN. 21 – Mind, Body and Spirit Retreat for Women
Columbus State’s Cunningham Center for Leadership Development will host the ninth annual Mind, Body and Spirit Retreat for Women from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the center, 3100 Gentian Blvd. This retreat is designed to open women’s eyes to new possibilities, energize their spirit and challenge them with new information about improving their lives and the lives of those around them. Registration is $35, which includes breakfast, sessions on your choice of topic, lunch, and a gift bag. For more information, call 706-568-5101 or visit www.ColumbusState.edu/CunninghamCenter.

JAN. 21 – Combined Lynn Haven Wildlife Garden Club & Columbus Audubon Society
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will host the combined Lynn Haven Wildlife Garden Club & Columbus Audubon Society meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Kenneth Halanych, coordinator of Auburn University's Marine Biology Program, will present “Oil Spill Revisited,” an update of his research on the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Admission is free.

JAN. 21 CSU Theatre: How I Became a Pirate
CSU's Theatre Department will present How I Became a Pirate at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at CSU’s Riverside Theatre Complex, formerly Theatre in the Park. Based on the children's book by Melinda Long, How I Became a Pirate, chronicles the adventures of Jeremy Jacob while on board with Braid Beard the Pirate and his crew. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni. CSU students can receive one free ticket while CSU faculty and staff can receive two complimentary tickets. Hours for the CSU Theatre Box Office at 10th Street and Bay Avenue are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, plus one hour before each show. For more information, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre or call 706-507-8444

JAN. 21 – SouthLit Reading Group
CSU’s Carson McCullers Center will host the SouthLit Reading Group Meeting, at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at the center, 1519 Stark Ave. The topic of discussion will be McCullers’ Ballad of the Sad Café.

JAN. 22 CSU Theatre: How I Became a Pirate
CSU's Theatre Department will present How I Became a Pirate at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22  at CSU’s Riverside Theatre Complex, formerly Theatre in the Park. Based on the children's book by Melinda Long, How I Became a Pirate, chronicles the adventures of Jeremy Jacob while on board with Braid Beard the Pirate and his crew. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni. CSU students can receive one free ticket while CSU faculty and staff can receive two complimentary tickets. Hours for the CSU Theatre Box Office at 10th Street and Bay Avenue are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, plus one hour before each show. For more information, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre or call 706-507-8444.

JAN. 23 – GROW! Film Screening and Reception
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will hold a screening and reception for GROW!, a film that takes a look at a new generation of sustainable farmers through the eyes of 20 passionate, idealistic, and fiercely independent young growers, including  Chris and Jenny Jackson of Jenny Jack Sun Farm in Pine Mountain. The reception begins at 5:45 p.m. with the screening to follow at 6:15 p.m. Chris and Jenny Jackson will be on hand to discuss the film at 7:10 p.m. Admission, including soft drinks and snacks, is free.

JAN. 23 – CSU Wind Ensemble Performs
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Wind Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The ensemble will offer a preview of the concert it will perform for the Georgia Music Educators Association State Conference. With sweeping energy and beauty, Juilliard composer Robert Beaser’s raucous Manhattan Roll is followed by J.S. Bach’s impressive Fantasia in G.  Faculty artists Lisa Oberlander, Yien Wang and Paul Vaillancourt perform Bernstein’s jazzy Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs. A lush, reflective work by Ticheli, a fun Irish reel by Grainger and a set of dances featuring Cajun, Creole, and Dixieland-style jazz bring the concert to an entertaining close. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

JAN. 24 – Faculty Chamber Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents the second concert of the 2011-2012 Faculty Chamber Series, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, featuring faculty artists Alexander Kobrin, Alex Pershounin, Sergiu Schwartz, Susan Tomkiewicz, Wendy Warner and Ron Wirt. The program includes Andrea Clearfield’s Three Songs for Oboe and Double Bass, Maurice Ravel’s Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello and Francis Poulenc’s Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.