CSU Happenings for March 14-21

MARCH 14 - Student Voice Recital and ‘Phi Mu Musicale’
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student voice recital by baritone Joseph Brewer in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Meanwhile a ‘Phi Mu Musicale’ concert is set for Legacy Hall. Both programs begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 15 - Student Clarinet, Guitar Recitals
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present student recitals by clarinetist Steven Naimark at 5 p.m., and guitarist Robert Sharpe at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 15 – Bo Bartlett Film Screening, Discussion, Reception
CSU’s Department of Art will host internationally respected artist and Columbus native Bo Bartlett for a film screening, discussion and reception beginning 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts, 6 West 10th Street, use Front Avenue entrance, in downtown Columbus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Attendees will view “Heartland,” a documentary on Bartlett’s work. Afterward, Bartlett will discuss the film, which presents his paintings and sketches and covers the different landscapes that have influenced his career, including a high school football field in Columbus; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia; the rocky coast of Maine; and the cosmopolitan art galleries of New York City. The program will close with a reception featuring a display of works by CSU art students and others from a March 13-14 Bartlett-directed workshop. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

MARCH 15 – Astronomy Night at Space Science Center
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program Saturday, March 15 at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. The program will begin with an 8 p.m. planetarium presentation followed by planet viewing and stargazing through telescopes at 9 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

MARCH 17 - Student Voice Recitals
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present student voice recitals by tenor Jeremy Williams at 6 p.m., and baritone Preston Hicks at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 17 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 18-19 - CSU to Host National Teacher of the Year
CSU’s College of Education will host 2007 National Teacher of the Year Andrea Peterson on Tuesday and Wednesday for workshops and related programs involving local teachers and CSU education majors.

A forum from 9:45-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, will allow media representatives and CSU education majors and other interested students to speak with Peterson. The program will take place in the Cunningham Center’s Blanchard Hall and will follow a breakfast meeting for Peterson and CSU education majors. Peterson, who’s noted for an effective cross-curricular approach to teaching music for a Granite Falls, Wash. elementary school, also will share insight with Muscogee County and Fort Benning teachers during her March 18-19 Columbus visit:

• Fort Benning Elementary School visit, 1:30-2 p.m. Monday, site TBA
• Fort Benning Elementary School visit, 2:30-3:15 p.m., Monday, Faith Middle School
• Muscogee County School District Teacher of the Year Breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy

Peterson also will tour CSU’s Schwob School of Music from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. She is the 56th recipient of the national honor, a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers. The council cited Peterson’s “community focus, teamwork with other teachers and a desire to see all students succeed.” For more information about Peterson’s Columbus visit, call 706-568-2212.

MARCH 18 - ‘Rite of Passage’ Faculty Lecture
CSU’s Office of Academic Affairs will present a Rite of Passage Convocation from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Simon Schwob Memorial Library, first floor. The program will celebrate the promotion of CSU faculty members Brian Schwartz (biolology) and Lisa Oberlander (music) to the rank of full professor. Both professors will discuss effective strategies and practices they have utilized as educators. The program, free and open to the public, will open with refreshments served at noon, followed by the presentations at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 706-568-2080.

MARCH 18 - NCAA Women’s Tennis at CSU
The CSU women’s tennis squad will host Albany State for matches starting 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 19 - Careers Expo 2008
CSU’s Career Center will stage its annual Careers Expo on Wednesday, March 19 in the Lumpkin Center. Doors will be open to the public from 1-4 p.m. Sponsored by Accounting Principals, the event will involve about 100 employers and include a noon-1 p.m. career-networking session for CSU students only. For more information, call 706-569-3198 or go to http://career.colstate.edu/careersExpo.asp.

MARCH 19 - NCAA Baseball: CSU to Host Albany State
The CSU baseball squad will host Albany State at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 19 - Student Violin Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by violinist Brandie Phillips at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

March 19 – Jazz Concert: Dan Tepfer Trio with Shirantha Beddage
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present the Dan Tepfer Trio with Shirantha Beddage in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. A New York-based pianist-composer, Tepfer has been hailed as “brilliant” (Boston Globe), and “one of tomorrow’s jazz stars” (Eugene Weekly). He earned both the first prize and audience prize at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition and was recently named the 2007 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz of the American Pianists Association. His trio includes bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Richie Barshay, who also tours with Herbie Hancock and Kenny Werner. Beddage is a professor and director of jazz studies for the Schwob School of Music. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 20 - Hallock Lecture to Feature Pro-Western Muslim Activist
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser will present “Understanding Islam: the Ideology Fueling Terrorism,” as part of CSU’s Hallock Lecture Series, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20. The program, in Blanchard Hall at CSU’s Cunningham Center, 3100 Gentian Blvd., is free and open to the public.

The son of Muslim-Syrian immigrants, Jasser is founding chairman of the Phoenix-based American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a think tank that aims to defeat the threat of Islamism and Jihadism. Previously, he served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy and earned the Meritorious Service Medal in 1999. Since his military service, he has been in the private practice of internal medicine and nuclear cardiology in Phoenix. Also a devout practicing Muslim, Jasser has studied Islam and its intersections with American culture and has promoted interfaith work, such as in 2000, when he co-founded the Children of Abraham, an active Muslim-Jewish dialogue group in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Jasser is the second speaker for The Hallock Lecture Series, coordinated by the Department of Political Science and made possible through a gift from the Richard R. Hallock Foundation. For more information, call 706-568-2027.

MARCH 20 – Faculty Voice Recital by Earl Coleman
Earl Coleman, the William and Isabelle Curry Distinguished Faculty Chair in Voice, will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Earl Coleman, baritone,will be accompanied by CSU faculty pianist Betty Anne Diaz. The program includes works of Handel, Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven, Faure, Massenet, Creston, and Broadway selections and spirituals. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 21 - ‘Green’ Activist Artists to Present Home Composting Workshop; ‘Interact’ Exhibition Reception to Follow
Chicago-based artists Kevin Kaempf and Lora Lode will present a workshop, “People Powered: Talk Dirt,” at 2 p.m. Friday, March 21 in CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery. The program will demonstrate a soil starter kit and is designed to encourage home composting.

The workshop will be followed by a gallery reception for the upcoming exhibition, “Interact.” The March 26-April 19 group exhibition in the Illges Gallery will include an installation by Lode and Kaempf, a sculptor who operates the Chicago organization People Powered (http://www.peoplepowered.org), which focuses on community building, bike culture, environmental activism, design and art. The workshop and reception are free and sponsored by CSU’s Department of Art. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

MARCH 21 - NCAA Tennis at CSU
The CSU men’s and women’s tennis squads will host USC Aiken for matches starting 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 21-22 - NCAA Baseball: CSU to Host Francis Marion
The CSU baseball squad will host Francis Marion March 21-22 for games at 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per day for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 21 - International Medieval Poetry Reading
CSU will present an International Medieval Poetry Reading at 7 p.m. Friday, March 21 in the Smith-McCullers House, 1519 Stark, Ave., Columbus. The program is free and open to the public.

CSU students and faculty will read poetry in original language with English translation, and medieval music and images will accompany the readings. Spanish language professor Jose Barroso-Castro is directing the program, which is a collaboration among CSU’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Department of English and Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians. For more information, call 706-565-4021.

MARCH 21 - Student Voice Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student voice recital by soprano Becky Chambers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.