CSU Happenings for Jan. 30-Feb. 7

JAN. 30 - Student Guitar Recital
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by guitarist Chad Ibison at 7:30 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter's Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 30 - Alumni Art Auction
The Columbus State Alumni Association will stage its annual Art Auction fundraiser Friday night at the Cunningham Center. Works including collectible and decorative paintings, sculptures and more can be previewed starting at 7 p.m. The auction will begin at 8 p.m. Wine, cheese and hors doeuvres will be served. Admission is $10. For more information, call 706-568-2280.

JAN. 31 - 'Bird Walk' at Oxbow Meadows Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows
Environmental Learning Center will host a guided 'Bird Walk' from 8-9 a.m. Saturday at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Oxbow Meadows staff members will guide the walk along the center's trails. The cost is $4 per person, and the program is designed for adults and children ages 10 and older. Binoculars and bird field guides will be provided. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

JAN. 31 - Astronomy Night
Columbus State's Coca-Cola Space Science Center will host an Astronomy Night program of planet viewing and stargazing starting 6 p.m. Saturday at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

JAN. 31 - Student Voice Recital
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music will present a student voice recital by Carrie Beth Barnett at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter's Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

FEB. 1-2 - NCAA Baseball: CSU Home Opener
Columbus State will open its 2009 NCAA baseball season home season with a three game series on Sunday and Monday against West Alabama at Ragsdale Field. Game times are 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. Monday. Daily 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.

FEB. 2 – CSU-Augusta State NCAA Basketball Doubleheader
Columbus State will host Augusta State for a pair of NCAA basketball games on Monday 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.

FEB. 2 - Student Voice Recitals
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music will present a student voice recitals by Daryl Blalock (6:30 p.m.) and Mathew Frahnsen (7:30 p.m.) on Monday in RiverCenter's Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

FEB. 3 - African American Read-In
Columbus State University Libraries and CSU's Office of Diversity Programs and Services will host an African-American Read-In at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Schwob Library. CSU faculty, staff and students will read from works by African-American authors. The event is free and open to the public and part of both CSU's Black History Month observance and the National Council of Teachers of English 2009 National African American Read-In. For more information, call 706-562-1492.

FEB. 5 – Visiting Artist-Scholar to Give Talk
Columbus State University's Department of Art and Center for International Education will host a presentation by internationally known artist Pepon Osorio, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 in the International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. The program is free and open to the public.

Born in Puerto Rico, the Philadelphia-based Osorio's work is influenced in part by his experiences as a social worker in the Bronx. Recently featured as part of Pepon Osorio was featured on PBS's ART 21 series, he is noted for large-scale installations designed to inspire awareness of place within communities and class structures. This spring, he is teaching the course 'Art and Community' to upper level CSU art students as the 2009 Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

FEB. 5 - Faculty Research Forums to Cover 'Virtual' Classrooms, Cancer Research
CSU Libraries will host a pair of presentations in a faculty research forum from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 in the Schwob Library. Assistant Professor of Computer Science Christopher Whitehead will present 'Teaching in a Virtual World' from research associated with teaching in virtual environments such as Second Life, which is a Web-based multi-user 3D virtual world. Also, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Yousef Ahmadibeni will present 'Antisense ODNs Containing Diphosphodiester Internucleotide Linka,' which is based on evidence that blocking the translation of messenger ribonucleic acid is an effective approach to diminish the growth of cancer cells.

The forum is free and opens with light refreshments at noon. For more information, go to http://library.colstate.edu/forums or call 706-568-2042.

FEB. 5 - Legacy Live Concert: Sergiu Schwartz & Friends
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music will present Sergiu Schwartz & Friends in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Schwartz, the William B. and Sue Marie Turner Distinguished Faculty Chair in Violin, will be joined by faculty colleagues Gila Goldstein (piano), Maureen Gallagher (viola) and Andre Gaskins, (cello) in performances of works by Mozart, Brahms and Mendelssohn. The concert is part of the Schwob School's 'Legacy Live' series. General admission is $20, $17 for CSU faculty and staff and $5 for CSU students. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

FEB. 6 - Reception for Visiting Artist-Scholar Pepon Osorio
A reception for artist Pepon Osorio, Columbus State University's 2009 Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies, is set for 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 in the Corn Center for Visual Arts' Illges Gallery. Born in Puerto Rico, the Philadelphia-based Osorio's work is influenced in part by his experiences as a social worker in the Bronx. He is noted for large-scale installations, designed to inspire awareness of place within communities and class structures. The reception is free and hosted by Friends of Art, an organization supporting CSU's Department of Art. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

The Corn Center is located at 6 West 10th St. in downtown Columbus. Parking is available in the RiverCenter parking garage on Broadway, allowing visitors to enter the Corn Center's Front Street entrance. To view directions online, go to http://art.colstate.edu/directions.asp.

FEB. 6 – NCAA Tennis: CSU Hosts Tuskegee
Columbus State's men's and women's tennis squads will host Tuskegee University on Friday, Feb. 6 at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Matches will start at 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

FEB. 7 – NCAA Tennis: CSU Hosts Stillman
Columbus State's men's and women's tennis squads will host Stillman College on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Matches will start at 10 a.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

FEB. 7 - Visitation Day for Prospective Students, Their Parents
Columbus State will host a Visitation Day for high school students and their parents 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. Activities will begin at the Lumpkin Center as participants can learn about CSU, tour campus, meet current students and speak with professors in their academic field of interest. Call 706-507-8800 or register online at http://emt.askadmissions.net/colstate/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=visitation.

FEB. 7 - Student Voice Recital
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music will present a student voice recital by Anita Purcell at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.