CSU Happenings for March 19-27, 2011

March 19 - Astronomy Night
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center presents an Astronomy Night session of stargazing and planet viewing 7 p.m. Saturday at the center, 701 Front Ave. A 7 p.m. planetarium presentation is followed by telescope viewing at 8 p.m. The program is free. For more information, go to http://www.ccssc.org or call 706-649-1477 .

 

March 20 - CSU Philharmonic and Choral Union
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Philharmonic and Choral Union 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. This concert brings together both ensembles, conducted by Constantina Tsolainou, the Paul S. and Jean R. Amos Distinguished Chair in Music. The program will include Honegger’s Le Roi David. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

March 21 - International Film Screening
(rescheduled)
Columbus State’s Center for International Education screens the film The Wind That Shakes the Barley 7 p.m. Monday in CSU’s International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. This 2006 drama tells the story of two brothers who join the Irish Republican Army to fight for Irish independence from the United Kingdom in the early 20th century. The program is free and rescheduled from March 14. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

March 21 - CSU Bass Ensemble
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a concert by the CSU Bass Ensemble 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. This unique ensemble, led by double bass professor Alexander Pershounin, will perform a variety of styles from classical pieces to the contemporary sounds of jazz. Admission is free. For more information, 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

March 22 - NCAA Women’s Softball

Columbus State's softball squad hosts Albany State for games at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m Tuesday at Lady Cougar Field. Admission is $5 per person or $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for students, faculty and staff with CSU ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

March 22, 24 - Faculty Rite of Passage Lectures

Faculty members recently promoted to the rank of full professor discuss their academic experiences and more in a pair of upcoming Rite of Passage Convocations, noon-1:30 p.m. March 22 and 24 in the Schwob library. The program is presented by CSU's Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. The upcoming presenters are:
* Tuesday:  Floyd Jackson (chemistry) and Mark Schmidt (psychology)
* Thursday:  Abiye Seifu (engineering) and Teresa Irvin (basic studies)

The programs are free. For more information, call 706-568-2042.

March 22-23, 26-27 - NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad hosts the following series at Ragsdale Field:
* Mar. 22-23: West Florida, 6 p.m. Tuesday and 3 p.m. Wednesday
* Mar. 26-27: UNC Pembroke, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday
Admission is $5 per person or $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for students, faculty and staff with CSU ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

March 22 - Lecture by Photographer Ellen Susan

Columbus State's Department of Art and The Columbus Museum present a lecture by Savannah-based photographer Ellen Susan 7 p.m. Tuesday in Carpenters Hall, Room 117 on CSU's RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. Susan, who specializes in military-related portraits, has shown her work around the United States. Presently, a CSU artist-in-residence, she has been photographing soldiers from Fort Benning for a future Columbus Museum exhibition. Her lecture is free. For more information, call 706-506-8300 or 706-507-8312.


March 22 - CSU Violin Studio Gala Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a CSU Violin Studio Gala Concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Sergiu Schwartz, the William B. and Sue Marie Turner distinguished faculty chair in Music, is joined by the Schwob school’s prize-winning violin students for a program featuring romantic and virtuoso works from the violin repertoire. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

March 23 - CSU Philharmonic

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Philharmonic in concert 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program includes Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, London. Conductor Paul Hostetter, the Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair for Orchestral Activities, also will discuss how each performance piece has become a classic in the repertoire. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail: schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

March 24 - CSU Day a Thank You to University Supporters; Volunteers Welcome

Volunteers are welcome to join the 17th annual CSU Day, an event on Thursday, March 24 to thank supporters of Columbus State University. Students, faculty, staff and community volunteers can participate by planting CSU Day yard signs at donor businesses and homes. Volunteers can select routes and gather their signs – displaying “We are Partners with Columbus State University” – between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. Lunch also will be available to volunteers starting noon at the Turner Center. CSU Day recognizes contributors to the university’s Annual Fund, a campaign targeting $2.05 million to support student scholarships, curricular materials, faculty development and technology infrastructure maintenance and development. For more information, contact Kelley Gibson at 706-507-8434 or Gibson_kelley@ColumbusState.edu. 

March 24 - Students’ Forum with 2010 National Teacher of the Year
National Teacher of the Year Sarah Brown Wessling will answer questions from Columbus State students in a forum from 9:45-11:15 a.m. Thursday, March 24 in Jordan Hall, room 232. The media also is invited. The program closes a March 22-24 Columbus visit by Wessling, an English high school teacher from Johnston, Iowa, recognized for incorporating such unconventional concepts as singing and Facebook in her lessons. CSU’s College of Education and Health Professions is hosting Wessling. For more information, contact Laura Cardin at 706-507-8504 or cardin_laura@ColumbusState.edu.


March 24 - ArtWalk to Feature Bo Bartlett

Columbus State University will partner with two Uptown Columbus institutions to present ArtWalk, a 5:30-8 p.m. event Thursday, March 24, kicking off a major local exhibition of works by internationally known artist Bo Bartlett, a Columbus native. More than 120 Bartlett pieces will be on display at the Illges Gallery in CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts, the W.C. Bradley Co. Museum and the Turner and Jordan Galleries of Columbus Bank and Trust’s Uptown Center. Bartlett plans to attend receptions at each location during the event, which is free and open to the public. Following Art Walk, Bartlett will teach a nationally advertised three-day master class at the Corn Center from March 25-27. Bartlett will paint alongside a limited number of participants during the weekend and discuss his creative process. For details, go to http://art.colstate.edu/visiting_artist.asp. Also, the participating ArtWalk venues will continue displaying Bartlett's work though April 23.  For more information, call CSU’s Department of Art at 706-507-8300.

March 24 - Reservation Deadline for President's Recognition Dinner

Thursday, March 24 is the reservation deadline for Columbus State University's President's Recognition Dinner. The March 31 event includes a 6:30 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. dinner in CSU's Cunningham Center, 3100 Gentian Blvd. Among award presentations, the Frank D. Brown and Leadership Excellence Award will go to retired Executive Vice President of Tom's Foods Thomas B. Black. The other top award, the Thomas Y. Whitley Distinguished Alumnus Award will go to TIC Federal Credit Union President and CEO Janet Davis will receive. Tickets are $60 per person and can be ordered via the CSU Alumni Relations website, http://alumni.columbusstate.edu/. For more information, call 706-507-8956.

March 26 - Summer Girl's Math Camp Preview for Middle Grades

The Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative at Columbus State University will preview PRIME (Positive Reinforcement in Math Education), a summer math camp for girls entering grades 6-8, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26 in CSU's International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. The program will involve demonstrations and activities related to the June 20-24 camp. The PRIME Preview is free by registering in advance either online or by calling 706-568-2480. For more information, including other CRMC summer math camps, visit http://crmc.columbusstate.edu.

March 26 - Grad School Expo at CSU

Columbus State University will showcase its graduate degree programs in a Graduate School Expo, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26 in the Cunningham Center, 3100 Gentian Blvd. For more information, call 706-507-8967 or go to http://gradschool.columbusstate.edu/.

March 26 - Children’s Open House at Schwob School of Music
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a Children’s Open House for ages 3 and older from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Activities will include musical games, concerts and a hands-on musical instrument petting zoo. The program is free 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 26-27 - NCAA Women’s and Men’s Tennis
CSU's men's and women's tennis squads host Stillman for matches starting 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26 and Augusta State starting 2 p.m. Sunday, March 27 at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.