CSU Happenings for Jan. 30-Feb. 9, 2012

JAN. 30 – Jose Ramon Mendez Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents Jose Ramon Mendez at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 in the RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Mendez has been described as "an artist with a polished sound and tremendous constructive power" and hailed as "the Spanish pianist of his generation." Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

JAN. 30 – Tony and Willis Barnstone Reading
CSU’s Carson McCullers Center will host a Georgia Poetry Circuit event on Monday, Jan. 30, at the center, 1519 Stark Ave. The event features a reading by Tony and Willis Barnstone, the father-and-son duo who are accomplished poets and literary critics. The discussion will be at 4 pm. and a reading to follow at 7:30 p.m.

JAN. 31 – Soft Science Art Exhibition
CSU’s Illges Gallery will feature the exhibition Soft Science, from Monday, Jan. 31 through March 3 at the Illges Gallery in the Corn Center for Visual Arts, 6 W. 10th St. The exhibition, curated by Hannah Israel and Erika Adams, opens with a free, public reception in the gallery from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31. For more information, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/art.

FEB. 2 – Faculty Research Forum
CSU Libraries is hosting the final installment of the 2012 Faculty Research Forums at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. Joseph Francavilla, associate professor of English, will discuss Edgar Allen Poe and the Origin of Science Fiction, and David Schwimmer, professor of geology, will discuss Osteichthyes (bony fish) from the Late Cretaceous Atlantic-Gulf of Mexico boundary region. A light lunch will be served at noon. Admission is free.

FEB. 2 – Gardening with the Masters: It’s Time to Prune
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will hold its Gardening with the Masters Series at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. The topic this week is, It’s Time to Prune. Have you ever wondered when or how to prune your landscape plants? Valley Master Gardeners will show you how to properly manage your garden for sustainability and curb appeal. Cost is $15 ($12 for Oxbow members and master gardeners). Register for the class at http://oxbow.columbusstate.edu/.

FEB. 2 – Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
Columbus State’s Department of Theatre presents Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at Riverside Theatre, formerly Theatre on the Park. The play focuses on parents who find their teens addicted to an online horror video game and how their fear takes on a life of its own. The show is rated R for adult content and language. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

FEB. 3 – Student Chamber Recital
Students from Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will perform a recital at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at the RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

FEB. 3 – Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
Columbus State’s Department of Theatre presents Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at Riverside Theatre, formerly Theatre on the Park. The play focuses on parents who find their teens addicted to an online horror video game and how their fear takes on a life of its own. The show is rated R for adult content and language. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

FEB. 4-5 NCAA Baseball
CSU Cougars host Clark Atlanta at Ragsdale Field at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. Admission is $5 per person or $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for students, faculty and staff with CSU ID.

FEB. 4 – Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
Columbus State’s Department of Theatre presents Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Riverside Theatre, formerly Theatre on the Park. The play focuses on parents who find their teens addicted to an online horror video game and how their fear takes on a life of its own. The show is rated R for adult content and language. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

FEB. 4 – NCAA Women’s Basketball
Columbus State’s women’s basketball team plays North Georgia College and State University at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for non-CSU students and free for ages 5 and younger and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://CSUCougars.com.

FEB. 4 – NCAA Men’s Basketball
Columbus State’s men’s basketball team plays North Georgia College & State University at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for non-CSU students and free for ages 5 and younger and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://CSUCougars.com.

FEB. 5 – Viola Studio Recital
Students from Columbus State’s CSU Viola Studio, under the direction of professor Zoran Jakovcic, will a recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Cost is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

FEB. 4 – Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
Columbus State’s Department of Theatre presents Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at Riverside Theatre, formerly Theatre on the Park. The play focuses on parents who find their teens addicted to an online horror video game and how their fear takes on a life of its own. The show is rated R for adult content and language. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

FEB. 6 – Martin Cochran Performance
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents Martin Cochran at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Cochran will perform during a special evening of euphonium and piano music.  He will be joined by faculty artist Yien Wang on the piano. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

FEB. 7 – New York Standards Quartet
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the New York Standards Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. New-York based jazz artists pianist Dave Berkman, drummer Gene Jackson, tenor saxophonist Tim Armacost, and bassist Yosuke Inoue will perform a concert of standard jazz. Admission is $10. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

FEB. 8 – CSU Philharmonic
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Philharmonic at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The CSU Philharmonic's spring season begins with Wagner's Tannhauser Overture, conducted by Sean Powell in his philharmonic debut. Also on the program is movie composer John Williams’ Tuba Concerto, performed by tubist Andrew Miller, followed by Manuel de Falla's hot-blooded Suite No. 2 from The Three Cornered Hat. Cost is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

FEB. 9 – Gardening with the Masters: It’s Time to Consider Your Gardening Space
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will hold its Gardening with the Masters Series at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. The topic this week is, It’s Time to Consider Your Gardening Space. Learn from the Valley Master Gardeners how to make the most of your small space by using containers, vertical gardens and the square foot raised bed principle. Learn to garden small with big results. Admission is $15 ($12 for Oxbow Members and Master Gardeners). Register for the class at http://oxbow.columbusstate.edu/.