CSU Happenings for Jan. 29-Feb. 6

JAN. 29 - Guest Classical Guitar Recital
Internationally acclaimed guitarist Carlos Pérez from Chile performs a solo recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. The performance commences Perez’s position as the CSU’s spring 2011 Amos Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies. According to Classical Guitar magazine, U.K., Pérez is a “master guitarist with true star quality.” His CSU performance is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

FEB. 3 - Faculty Research Forum
CSU Libraries hosts presentations about researching library databases and the transforming of artwork to consumerism in a Faculty Research Forum 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 in the Schwob Library. Assistant Professor of Library Science Jackie Radebaugh will present “Searching Library Databases: A Social Approach to Information Retrieval.” Separately, Associate Professor of Fine Art Orion Wertz will present “Floating World, Floating Captions,” about his reaction to his drawings converted to “labels” in “a landscape of consumerism.” 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.

FEB. 3-6 - CSU Theatre Stages Tragedy-Comedy Eurydice
Columbus State University Theatre presents the comedic story of love and loss in Eurydice, Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 3-6 in the CSU Theatre on the Park Studio. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, plus  2 p.m. Sunday. Written by Sarah Ruhl, Eurydice retells the classic Greek myth of Orpheus from the perspective of the heroine, Eurydice. On Saturday, a $25 pre-show dinner at 6 p.m. will be served. Reservations for dinner are required by Wednesday by calling 706-507-8415 or e-mail to bean_cameron@ColumbusState.edu. Show admission prices are $17 per adult or  $15 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni. Tickets are free for one show for CSU faculty and staff (limit two) and students (limit one). Contact the box office at 706-507-8444 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu.

FEB. 4-6 - Baseball Home-Opening Series
The Columbus State baseball team opens NCAA Division II season play for 2011 at home Feb. 4-6 against the University of West Alabama. Game times at Ragsdale Field are  4 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Admission each 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. 5 - NCAA Basketball Doubleheader
The Columbus State women’s and men’s basketball teams host North Georgia College and State University for games on Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Lumpkin Center. Tipoff times are 1:30 p.m. (women) and 3:30 p.m. (men). 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. 5 - Astronomy Night at Roosevelt State Park
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center stages Astronomy Night, as staff members guide guests in stargazing and planet viewing. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain. The program is free. For more information, including driving directions, go to http://www/ccssc.org or call 706-649-1477.

Feb. 5 – CSU Philharmonic in Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob school of music presents a concert by the CSU Philharmonic 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Professor Paul Hostetter conducts a program to include Bartok’s suite from the Miraculous Mandarin. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

Feb. 6 - Faculty Organist Joseph Golden to Perform
Columbus State’s Schwob school of music presents a concert featuring organist Joseph Golden 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Golden will perform on the Jordan Organ solo and accompanied by the CSU brass and percussion ensembles, harp, two violas and English horn. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

ONGOING - Visiting Artist Exhibitions
Columbus State’s Department of Art is hosting exhibitions through 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.