CSU Happenings for March 18-27

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 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 University for NCAA baseball games 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday 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 - Free CPR Training
CSU’s Lumpkin Center is one of two sites on Saturday for Red Cross-administered CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) training. Separate sessions will begin 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The other location is Brookstone School. Blood pressure screening also will be offered. Call 706-323-5614 for more information and to reserve a spot.

MARCH 20 - CSU West Point Center Open House
Columbus State will hold an open house 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday 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 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.

MARCH 21 - Organic Farming Demonstration
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will host an organic farming demonstration 2 p.m. Sunday at the center by Chris and Jenny Jackson, owners of Jenny Jack Sun Farms of Pine Mountain. Admission is $2 per person and free for kids 10 and under. The center is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu/.

MARCH 21 - CSU Combined Vocal Ensembles to Perform
The combined vocal ensembles of the Schwob School of Music will perform 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program will feature the music of Maurice Durufle including the Motets on Gregorian Themes presented by the Chamber Singers and Concert Chorale and the Requiem performed by the Choral Union, members of the CSU Philharmonic and faculty organist Joseph Golden. Professor Constantina Tsolainou, the Paul S. and Jean R. Amos distinguished chair in music and director of choral activities, conducts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 22 - Columbus Brass to Perform
The Columbus Brass, featuring CSU Schwob School of Music faculty artists, will perform 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 23 - Snake Safety and First Aid Workshop
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will host a Snake Safety and First Aid Workshop, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. CSU reptile specialist Jason Clark, who stars in an upcoming Animal Planet series, SnakesKin, will deliver the program. Admission is $10 per person. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu/.

MARCH 23 - Grammy Winner to Deliver Legacy Live Concert
Internationally famous classical guitarist David Russell will perform 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The Scottish-born Russell is a 2004 Grammy winner and will perform masterworks spanning 500 years of guitar repertoire. The performance is part of CSU’s Legacy Live concert series. General admission is $20. For tickets, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 24-27 - NCAA Softball at CSU
The CSU Lady Cougar softball squad will host the following doubleheaders at Lady Cougar Field:

• Wednesday, March 24: Georgia Southwestern, 5 & 7 p.m.
• Friday, March 26: Fort Valley State, 3 & 5 p.m.
• Saturday, March 27: USC Aiken, 2 & 4 p.m.

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 25 - The Art of Birding at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents “The Art of Birding” a program introducing a new workshop and field trip series for birding enthusiasts of all experience levels 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. The program is free. For more information, call 706-687-4090, e-mail elc_programs@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu/.

MARCH 25 - CSU Percussion Ensemble to Perform
The CSU Percussion will perform. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The ensemble, directed by professor Paul Vaillancourt, will perform works by composers Charles Griffin, Christopher Deane, Edgard Varese, Bob Becker and John Cage. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 27 - Children’s Open House at Schwob School of Music
Children ages 3 and up are welcome to the Schwob School of Music for an open house 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 27 in the Saunders Center for Music Studies at RiverCenter. The program will include musical games, concerts, and a hands-on “musical instrument petting zoo.” Free admission for children accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 27 - CSU New Music Ensemble to Perform
CSU’s new music ensemble, named In the Current, will perform. 7:30 p.m.Saturday, March 27 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The ensemble presents works by an international cast of pioneering composers including Gerald Barry, Toru Takemitsu, Steve Mackey and Steve Reich. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

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.