CSU Happenings for Jan. 17-25

Art Exhibition: ‘Taiwan: From Within the Mist’
CSU’s Department of Art is hosting “Taiwan: From Within the Mist” through Feb. 9 in CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery in downtown Columbus. The exhibition features painting, photography, digital imagery, sculpture, printmaking, video and multimedia installations by 21 Taiwanese artists. Gallery 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.

JAN. 17-20 – ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live Too’ at Theatre On The Park
With an opening show Thursday, the CSU Department of Theatre will stage “Schoolhouse Rock Live Too” through the weekend at CSU Theatre On The Park in downtown Columbus. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The production, with upbeat dance sections, catchy melodies and witty banter, is a sequel to “Schoolhouse Rock Live” and inspired by the Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning cartoon. Tickets are $10 per adult; $5 apiece for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni; and free for students, faculty and staff with CSU ID. Call 706-507-8444 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/tickets.htm.

JAN. 19 – CSU-USC-Aiken NCAA Basketball Doubleheader
CSU will host USC Aiken for a pair of NCAA basketball games on Saturday, Jan. 19 in the Lumpkin Center. The women’s contest tips off at 2 p.m., followed by the men at 4 p.m. 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. 19 — Concert to Conclude CSU Honor Bands of Georgia Clinic
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present an“Honor Bands of Georgia” concert at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The performance will feature ensembles that have earned Georgia Honor Band status, representing Newnan, Jeff Davis (Hazlehurst) and East Coweta high schools. The concert is free and will conclude a CSU Honor Bands of Georgia Clinic, designed “to honor the finest high school bands in Georgia and to promote the finest in music education.” The clinic will include a CSU faculty-led master class, plus three-hour full band clinics led separately by Professor Robert Rumbelow and Assistant Professor Joseph David. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 21 – CSU to Close in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

JAN. 21 – CSU-Georgia Southwestern NCAA Basketball Doubleheader
CSU will host Georgia Southwestern for a pair of NCAA basketball games on Monday, Jan. 21 in the Lumpkin Center. The women’s contest tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. 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. 22 - Visiting Artist-Activist Rick Lowe to Lecture at RiverPark Campus
Houston-based artist and activist Rick Lowe will talk about his work in a presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Theatre on the Park in CSU’s Art and Theatre Complex at 10th Street and Bay Avenue in downtown Columbus. Sponsored by CSU’s Department of Art, the program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

Originally from Eufaula, Ala., Lowe founded Project Row Houses, an arts and cultural community in a historically significant and culturally charged neighborhood in Houston, Texas. He renovated a disadvantaged neighborhood into a thriving cultural center. that provides residence to community members, gallery and performance space for African-American artists and space for community social service programs. He attended Harvard Graduate School of Design and has participated in exhibitions in the United States, Japan and South Korea.

JAN. 23 - Zimbabwe Parliament Leader to Speak on Campus
David Coltart, the senior minority-party leader in the Zimbabwe Parliament and a human rights lawyer, will speak on “Living Under a Dictatorship” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 in CSU’s International House at 6 Clearview Circle. The program is free and open to the public. CSU sponsors are the Department of Political Science and Honoris Causa, in conjunction with the Center for International Education and African Studies Program. For more information, call 706-565-7875 or 706-568-2057.

JAN. 23 – CSU-Armstrong Atlantic State NCAA Basketball Doubleheader
CSU will host Armstrong Atlantic State for a pair of NCAA basketball games on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Lumpkin Center. The women’s contest tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. 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. 24 - 50th Anniversary Kickoff Ceremony
CSU will kick off a year-long 50th anniversary celebration Thursday, Jan. 24 with a ceremony at CSU’s Thomas Y. Whitley Clock Tower. The program will open with a tolling of the clock tower bell at 12:30 p.m. Meanwhile, more than two dozen churches throughout the city plan to ring their bells for two minutes to also mark the beginning of the ceremony. CSU President Frank D. Brown will preside over the ceremony that will recognize graduates of the first class of 1960 and other alumni of the former Shannon Hosiery Mill site, where CSU held its earliest classes from 1958 until 1963. The half-hour program will close with the cutting of two 50th anniversary cakes, and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-568-2030 or go to http://www.colstate.edu/50years.

JAN. 24 – Groundbreaking Ceremony for Schuster Student Success Center
Following the 50th Anniversary Kick Off activities at the clock tower, CSU will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 for the Schuster Student Success Center, which will be built near the University Avenue entrance to the main campus. The center will house CSU’s Student Leadership Program, Honors Program, Career Center, Counseling Center, disability services and administrative offices for student affairs and University College. The public is invited. For more information, call 706-568-2030 or go to http://www.colstate.edu/50years.

JAN. 24 – 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Festivities for Faculty, Staff and Students
Following the 50th Anniversary Kickoff program at the clock tower, CSU faculty, staff and students will participate in 1:30-4 p.m. games and activities in Woodruff Gym. Highlighting the festivities will be a 1950s dress-up competition with the winner announced at 4 p.m. Meanwhile the 1960-1963 alumni will take a bus tour of main campus and the downtown Columbus RiverPark campus. From 5-6:30 p.m., refreshments will be served in the lobby of the Center for Commerce and Technology, plus Jordan and Howard halls. For more information, call 706-568-2030 or go to http://www.colstate.edu/50years.

JAN. 25 – World Bank Consultant to Speak on ‘Environmental Protection and the Developing World’
Philip W. Moeller, a consultant to the World Bank, will give a talk on “Environmental Protection and the Developing World” at 1 p.m. Friday in CSU’s International House at the corner of University Avenue and Clearview Circle. Moeller advises the World Bank on institutional development and change management and monitors social and environmental safeguards for Bank-funded programs. He also has assisted in the independence of Zimbabwe and Namibia, helped reduce the dependence of landlocked central African states on the country of South Africa and has worked on Asian and Central American projects. The program at CSU, sponsored by the Center for International Education, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

JAN. 25 - CSU Alumni Gala Art Exhibition and Auction
The CSU Alumni Association will hold its annual Gala Art Exhibition and Auction on Friday, Jan. 25 in CSU’s Cunningham Center. The event will begin with a preview at 7 p.m., followed by the auction at 8 p.m. The show will include art in all media and price ranges, provided by Marlin Art, Inc. of New York City. Admission is $10 and includes a door prize drawing, wine and cheese, and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds will support CSU’s alumni programs. For more information, call 706-568-2280.