CSU Happenings for March 14-20

MARCH 14-15, 20 - NCAA Softball Doubleheaders
The CSU women’s softball squad will host the following doubleheaders at Lady Cougar Field: • Augusta State, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday
• Albany State, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday
• Flagler College, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20
Daily admission is $5 adults, $3 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.

MARCH 15 - Financial Aid Priority Deadline for Summer
Monday, March 15 is the financial aid priority deadline for summer classes, including both May and June-July sessions. For more information, go to http://www.colstate.edu/future/ or call 706-507-8800.

MARCH 15 - Film Screening: Bride and Prejudice
Columbus State’s Center for International Education will screen the 2004 Indian musical film Bride and Prejudice 7 p.m. Monday in the Spencer Event Hall at CSU’s International House. The film, about an an Indian mother’s pursuit of suitable husbands for her four daughters, is a Bollywood adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The screening is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

MARCH 15 - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Trombonists to Perform
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a performance by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s trombonists 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Trombonists Colin Wolliams, Bill Thomas and George Curran also are in Columbus as CSU Artists in Residence. The program will feature selections from the trio’s debut CD, Road Work, recorded in Legacy Hall. The concert also will include CSU faculty trombonist Bradley Palmer, staff pianist Yien Wang and faculty percussionist Paul Vaillancourt. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 16 - National Teacher of the Year to Speak to Faculty, Students
Columbus State’s College of Education and Health Professions is hosting 2009 National Teacher of the Year Anthony Mullen, who will give a speech to CSU student teachers and education faculty during a 7:30-9:30 a.m. breakfast Tuesday in the Cunningham Center’s Blanchard Hall. He will remain in Blanchard Hall to answer CSU student questions in a 9:30-10:15 a.m. forum that’s also open to the media. Mullen a former police officer, is a special education teacher in a Greenwich, Conn., alternative school. He is noted for mentoring troubled teens in both careers. Mullen is designated the nation’s education spokesman for this year and school dropout issues form the primary topic of his speeches as he tours the country. Arriving in Columbus Monday. Mullen also will meet and speak to educators in the Muscogee County and Fort Benning school systems before he departs Wednesday. For more information, call 706-507-8504.

March 16 - Career Exploration Night
Columbus State will hold a Career Exploration Night for adults 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. The event is tailored to working professionals and active duty military and their spouses who are interested in obtaining a two-year, four-year or graduate degree. Faculty members will be available to answer questions about CSU degree programs and career paths. Career professionals will be on hand to talk about returning to school, resume building, interviewing and job-search skills — particularly for the current economy. In addition, CSU representatives will be available to answer questions about the university’s admissions process, financial aid, transfer credits, scholarships, ROTC, Alternative Teacher Program, academic advising, adult re-entry, Fort Benning services and more. For more information, call 706-507-8848 or go to www.colstate.edu/careerplanning.

MARCH 16-17 - NCAA Baseball: Stillman
Columbus State will host Stillman College for games 7 p.m. Tuesday and 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ragsdale Field. Daily admission is $5 adults, $3 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.

MARCH 16 - Guest saxophonist Steven Mauk to Perform
Guest saxophonist Steven Mauk performs standard works for saxophone and piano with Schwob collaborative pianist Yien Wang. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Mauk is a professor at Ithaca College (N.Y.) and is recognized worldwide as a performer and educator. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 17 - Philadelphia Orchestra Guest Trombonist to Perform
Nitzan Haroz, principal trombonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1995, and CSU faculty pianist Gila Goldstein will perform 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program will feature original works as well as transcriptions by Marcello, Sulek, Ben-Haim, Schumann, Defaye, Yedidia and Peaslee. Haroz is a faculty member at the Curtis Institute of Music and Temple University. He also has performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Israel Philharmonic among others. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 18 - CSU Co-Hosts Montana Poet Laureate
Henry Real Bird, poet laureate of Montana, will read from his poems and talk about the Little Bighorn re-enactment at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Columbus Public Library. The program is free and presented by CSU’s Department of History and Geography, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, CSU’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, Friends of Libraries and the Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Association. Real Bird also is a rancher and former rodeo cowboy living on the Crow Reservation in eastern Montana. He has been featured at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev., and has published 12 children’s books, a book of poetry titled Where Shadows are Born and a CD, Rivers of Horse. He has served as president of Little Bighorn College and recited his poetry at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. For more information, call CSU history professor Virginia Causey at 706-327-5932.

MARCH 19-20 - Senior Acting Recital
Columbus State’s Department of Theatre will present a senior acting recital 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 19-20 in the Theatre on the Park Studio at 10th Street and Bay Avenue on CSU’s downtown Columbus RiverPark campus. Senior theatre majors Allison Day, Emily Dodson, Melissa Manning, Stephanie Nimmo and Eddie Zaboroskie will perform in a series of scenes, monologues and songs. The performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-507-8400.

MARCH 19-20 - NCAA Baseball: Georgia College and State
Columbus State will host Georgia College and State for NCAA baseball games 5 p.m. Friday, March 19 and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at Ragsdale Field. Daily admission is $5 adults, $3 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.

MARCH 20 - CSU West Point Center Open House
Columbus State will hold an open house 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 20 for prospective students interested in taking courses at the CSU West Point center. The program will take place in the classroom building at 405 W. 8th St., West Point. For more information or to sign up in advance, call 706-645-2780 or go to http://westpoint.colstate.edu/.

MARCH 20 - Haiti Film-Lecture Series Program
Columbus State’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages will screen the film Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1130 1st Ave., Columbus. The program is free and part of CSU’s Haiti in our Backyard Film and Lecture Series in support of Haitian relief efforts following the island nation’s Jan. 12 earthquake. For more information, call 706-507-8451.

MARCH 20 - Astronomy Night
The Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will present Astronomy Night — a program of guided stargazing and planet viewing — on Saturday, March 20 at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. A planetarium presentation at 7 p.m. is followed by telescope viewing at 8 p.m. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

ONGOING - Art Exhibition ‘The Figure of Narrative’
The Columbus State University Department of Art is hosting “The Figure as Narrative: Compelling Allusions” through March 27 in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery. The exhibition features works by Nancy Morgan Barnes, Bo Bartlett, Heidi Brar, Brian Kreydatus, Greig Leach and Nicole McCormick Santiago. 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.