CSU Happenings for Jan. 17-25

JAN. 17 - Reception, Naming Ceremony to Honor McCullers Center Donors
Columbus State’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians will host a reception honoring contributors Richard Tucker and Wyolene Solomon 3 p.m. Sunday at the Smith-McCullers House, 1519 Stark Ave., Columbus,, The naming ceremony for the “Richard Tucker and Wyolene Solomon Library” at the Smith-McCullers House honors longtime co-workers at the Medical Center in Columbus. Sharing a common interest in reading and literature, they recently contributed several hundred volumes to the guest quarters library at the McCullers house. Solomon recently retired from the Medical Center and is taking English courses at CSU. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-565-4021.

JAN. 18 - CSU to Close for Holiday
Columbus State University will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

JAN. 19 - Guest Artists: Camino Trio
The Camino Trio, a violin, clarinet and piano ensemble, will perform 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The trio of Kelly Johnson, Drew Irvin and Gail Novak formed in 2009 and specializes in new music. They recently recorded Philip Parker’s Merry Music and Jim David’s Distrocto. Their CSU concert is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 20 - NCAA Basketball Doubleheader: Georgia College and State
The CSU women’s and men’s basketball squads host Georgia College and State University for games at 1:30 p.m. (women) and 3:30 p.m. (men) Wednesday in the Lumpkin Center. 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.

JAN. 20 - Cellist Andrés Díaz to Perform
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will host a recital by cellist Andrés Díaz 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Díaz, visiting from Southern Methodist University, will perform music from the classic and contemporary cello repertoire. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 21 - CSU Hosts Financial Forecast
Columbus State’s Turner College of Business and Computer Science hosts its second annual invitation-only Financial Forecast breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday at CSU’s Cunningham Center. The program will feature a presentation by noted economist Roger Tutterow and forecasts by a panel of local investment professionals. Tutterow has served as a consultant on economic, financial and statistical issues for corporate clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held businesses. He has provided expert testimony on economic, financial and statistical matters in state and federal court and before the Georgia Public Service Commission. For more information, call Mearl Neal at 706-568-2044.

JAN. 21-24 - Family Theatre: Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business
Columbus State Theatre will present the family production Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business Jan. 21-24 at CSU Theatre on the Park Mainstage in downtown Columbus. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Genaral admission is $10 adults $ 5 seniors, children, active military, CSU alumni and free for CSU students (limit one) and CSU faculty and staff (limit two). For more information, call the box office at 706-507-8444 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/index.asp.

JAN. 21 - Chopin & Schumann 200th Anniversary Series Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present the opening concert of a Chopin & Schumann 200th Anniversary Series 7:30 p.m. Thursday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Curated by pianist Gila Goldstein, the program includes Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet & Piano, Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, and String Quartet No. 1. Participating artists include Schwob school faculty members Lisa Oberlander, Sergiu Schwartz and Goldstein, plus students from the school’s violin, viola and cello studios. The concert is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 24 - Legacy Live Series: Cantus
The nationally respected male vocal ensemble Cantus will perform 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The event is part of CSU’s Legacy Live concert series and will feature works by Schubert, Whitacre, Poulenc and Weiss. General admission is $20. For tickets call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

ONGOING - Guest Artists’ ‘Cut, Shuffle and Draw’ Exhibition
Columbus State University’s Department of Art is hosting “Cut, Shuffle and Draw” through Feb. 13 as its opening exhibition of 2010 in the Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery on CSU’s RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. The show features drawing, sculpture and painting by international and nationally respected artists, including Sang-ah Choi, Scott Anderson, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Kara Walker, Carrie Scanga and sculptor Peter Dudek, who joined CSU last fall as a resident artist and collaborated with several CSU students on works that are part of this exhibition. Illges Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p..m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8300.