CSU Happenings for Jan. 15-23, 2011

JAN. 15-16, 19, 22 - NCAA Basketball Doubleheaders
The Columbus State men’s and women’s basketball squads host the following opponents Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 15-16, Wednesday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 22 in the Lumpkin Center:

* UNC Pembroke, 1:30 p.m. (women), 3:30 p.m. (men) Saturday
* Francis Marion, 1:30 p.m. (women), 3:30 p.m. (men) Sunday
* Georgia  College, 5:30 p.m. (women), 7:30 p.m. (men) Wednesday, Jan. 19
* Georgia Southwestern, 1:30 p.m. (women), 3:30 p.m. (men) Saturday, Jan. 22

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.

JAN. 17 - University Closed for Holiday
Columbus State University will close Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

JAN. 18 - Extended Deadline for Late Registration, Fee Payment

Columbus State has extended the late registration and fee payment deadline to Tuesday for spring 2011 classes. For more information, go to http://registrar.columbusstate.edu/.

JAN. 18 - Student Recreation Center Opening Ceremony
Columbus State University will hold a ceremony 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to mark the recent opening of a new $26 million, 106,000 square-foot Student Recreation Center. Construction on the facility began in 2009. It’s expected to become a major hub of student life at Columbus State as it houses a fitness area along with an aquatic center. Features include two basketball courts, a workout area, two group fitness rooms, a free-weight area, a running track, a multi-purpose court, two racquetball courts, space for indoor soccer and volleyball, and a large event area. The aquatic center consists of a 25-yard lap pool, a one-meter diving board, a leisure pool, a therapy pool and sauna. For more information, call 706-507-8730 or go to http://campusrec.colstate.edu/recbuilding/.

JAN. 18 - Opening Reception for Visiting Artists’ Exhibition
Columbus State’s Department of Art hosts a free opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Illges Gallery for a pair of Jan. 18-Feb. 26 exhibitions 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 Fort Benning,” 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.

JAN. 18 - History Professor to Speak on ‘Columbus and Second Creek War’

Columbus State history professor John Ellisor will give a lecture, “Columbus and the Second Creek War,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the Columbus Public Library. The topic is drawn from Ellisor’s recently published book, The Second Creek War: Interethnic Conflict and Collusion on a Collapsing Frontier (University of Nebraska Press). The event is presented by the CSU Department of History and Geography, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries and the Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Association. For more information, call 706-507-8360 or e-mail causey_virginia@ColumbusState.edu.

JAN. 20 - Faculty Research Forum
CSU Libraries hosts presentations by art history professor Barbara Johnston and English professor Angela Green in a Faculty Research Forum 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 in the Schwob Library. Johnston’s “The Magdalene Model: Paradigm and Parallel in Louise of Savoy’s Vie de la Magdalene” examines the Christian saint Mary Magdelene through a manuscript commissioned by French King Francis I in the early 1500s. Green’s “Lost in Language: Rhetorical Illiteracy in The House Of Mirth, Absalom, Absalom!, And Invisible Man” explores rhetorical illiteracy in three early 20th century novels listed in the title. The forum is free and includes refreshments served at noon. For more information, call 706-568-2042 or go to http://library.colstate.edu/forums/index.asp.

JAN. 20 - Guest Lecture: ‘American-Sponsored Education in Philippines’

Columbus State’s Center for International Education presents a lecture, “The Beginnings of American-sponsored Public Education in the Philippines, 1901-1913: A Description of Colonial Conflict” by Lino Dizon, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 in CSU’s International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. Dizon is a history professor at Tarlac State University in the Philippines. His lecture is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

JAN. 20-23 – CSU Theatre Stages Charlotte’s Web

Columbus State University Theatre presents the family production Charlotte’s Web Jan. 20-23 at Theatre on the Park, Mainstage on CSU’s RiverPark Campus in downtown Columbus. The play is adapted from E.B. White’s classic story about a friendship between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 adults; $5 senior citizens, children and CSU alumni; and free for CSU faculty and staff (limit two) and CSU students (limit one). The production also will tour regional schools through April. For more information, go to http://theatre.colstate.edu or call the theatre box office at 706-507-8444.

JAN. 20 - Guest Trombone Recital

Columbus State'’s Schwob School of Music presents a recital by University of Alabama trombonist Jonathan Whitaker 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. The program will involve a guest appearance by CSU faculty trombonist Bradley Palmer on an electronic music piece. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 22 - Nature Walk at Oxbow Meadows
CSU Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center staff members guide a nature walk along Oxbow's trails starting 8 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday. The walk covers plants, birds and other wildlife. Guests can bring field guides and binoculars, or the learning center can provide both. The program is free. The center is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Road. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

JAN. 23 - Guest Voice Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a voice recital tenor soloist Stephen Cary from the faculty at the University of Alabama 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program includes selections by composers Moreno, Strauss and Puccini. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.