CSU Happenings for March, 19-31, 2012

MARCH 19 – Tuba and Euphonium Studio Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a tuba and euphonium recital at 6 p.m. Monday, March 19 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theater. The recital will be under the direction of professor Andrew Miller. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

MARCH 20 – Artbeat of Columbus: Aya Korem,  Michael Ochs Performance
CSU’s Schwob School of Music and College of the Arts will host a concert by Israeli pop musicians Aya Korem and Michael Ochs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theater. Korem’s 2006 self-titled debut album quickly reached gold status and she was named “artist of the year” in Israel. Ochs, a US-based, multi-platinum singer-songwriter will appear with Korem. His songs have been featured in movies, including Warner Brothers’ Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Twentieth Century Fox’s Aquamarine. Ochs’ music spans genres from country to alternative rock, from classical crossover to contemporary Christian. Admission is free. For more information about the Korem-Ochs concert, call 706-507-8046 or visit www.ArtbeatColumbus.org.

MARCH 21 – Artbeat of Columbus: CSU Philharmonic, Roman Holiday
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a concert by the CSU Philharmonic at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. This concert features 2012 winners of the Schwob School Concerto Competition. The concert will be completed by a performance of Ottorino Respighi's, Pines of Rome. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://www.artbeatcolumbus.org/.

MARCH 22 – Inaugural Regional Conference on Diversity
Columbus State University is collaborating with One Columbus, a local diversity nonprofit, to host the inaugural Regional Conference on Diversity March 22-23 at CSU’s Cunningham Center. Open to the public, the conference culminates a series of diversity dialogues over the past decade and aims to measure statistically the community’s status related to diversity issues and examine different perspectives. Thee Smith, associate professor of religion at Emory University, will deliver the keynote address on “The Challenge of Diversity in Community Development, at 7 p.m. March 22. Smith, who’s led forums and workshops on diversity and community building for almost 30 years, will also lead the conference’s discussions. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the conference running from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The event is free for CSU students, with a $2 charge for lunch. For more information, contact Rose Espinola at 404-971-4474.

MARCH 22 – Gardening with the Masters: Let’s Eat – Backyard Fine Dining
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center continues its Gardening with the Masters Series at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 22 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, focusing this week on the proper use of pesticides and fertilizers. Learn from the Valley Master Gardeners how to incorporate edible gardening in with ornamentals. To register online, visit http://oxbow.columbusstate.edu/programs.php. Cost is $15 ($12 for Oxbow members and master gardeners).

MARCH 22 –McCullers Highlighted for Women’s History Month
This is the second day of the two-day celebration of the birthday of world-renowned author Carson McCullers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road. A lecture by Virginia Causey, CSU history professor, will focus on “Carson McCullers’ Columbus,” followed by  Anne King, executive director of Midtown Columbus, Inc., discussing  “Carson’s Midtown: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” A reception will follow.

MARCH 22 – Artbeat of Columbus: Guitarist David Russell
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a concert in its LegacyLive! series by Grammy-winning guitarist David Russell at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is $20. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://www.artbeatcolumbus.org/.

MARCH 23 – NCAA Softball
Columbus State’s softball squad continues its 2012 season against Lander at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, March 23 at Cougar Field. Admission is $5 per person or $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com/sports/sball/.

MARCH 23 – English Department Faculty Lecture Series
The Carson McCullers Center will host CSU’s English Department Faculty Lecture Series at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 at the center, 1519 Stark Ave. English Professor Joe McCallus, director of CSU’s Professional Writing Program, will be the featured lecturer.

MARCH 23 – Artbeat of Columbus: Arden Reading Tour
As part of Artbeat of Columbus, the Carson McCullers Center will host the Arden Reading Tour at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23 at the center, 1519 Stark Ave. The tour will feature six CSU creative writing students. Admission is free.

MARCH 23 – Inaugural Regional Conference on Diversity
The inaugural Regional Conference on Diversity concludes at CSU’s Cunningham Center. Columbus State collaborated with One Columbus, a local diversity nonprofit, to host the March 22-23 conference, which is open to the public. The conference culminates a series of diversity dialogues over the past decade and aims to measure statistically the community’s status related to diversity issues and examine different perspectives. The event is free for CSU students, with a $2 charge for lunch. For more information, contact Rose Espinola at 404-971-4474.

MARCH 24 – Artbeat of Columbus: Faculty Chamber Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music, in conjunction with Artbeat of Columbus, hosts a Faculty Chamber Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert will feature Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor and Franck's Piano Quintet in F Minor. Performers include faculty artists Alexander Kobrin, piano; Sergiu Schwartz, violin; Zoran Jakovcic, viola; Wendy Warner, cello; and prize-winning graduate student, Boris Abramov, violin. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 24 – Artbeat of Columbus: Nightcap – Student Composers Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music, in conjunction with Artbeat of Columbus, hosts Nightcap: Student Composers Concert at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://www.artbeatcolumbus.org/.

MARCH 24 – How to Be a Beekeeper: Part 1
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will teach you how to become a beekeeper from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. The workshop, led by experts from the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association, will introduce participants to beekeeping techniques, equipment and more. Interested participants can buy five frames with bees for $100. To reserve yours, call Jim Harris by March 22The second part of this class will take place on from 1-5 p.m. June 2. Cost for one session is $25 or $40 for both. For more information, visit http://oxbow.columbusstate.edu/programs.php.

MARCH 25 – NCAA Softball
Columbus State’s softball squad continues its 2012 season against North Georgia at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, March 25 at Cougar Field. Admission is $5 per person or $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com/sports/sball/.

MARCH 25 – CSU Bass Ensemble
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a performance by the CSU Bass Ensemble at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The ensemble of double basses and bass guitars, under the direction of professor Alex Pershounin, will give fresh renditions of classical and jazz favorites. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 26 – Student Chamber Ensemble
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a Student Chamber Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 26 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. This performance will be an evening of chamber repertoire performed by Schwob School of Music students. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 29 – Gardening with the Masters: Let’s get Water Smart!
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center continues its Gardening with the Masters Series at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, focusing on keeping plants healthy without extravagant or supplemental watering. Learn from the Valley Master Gardeners the secrets of water stewardship to create a garden that will thrive in a dry climate. Register online at http://oxbow.columbusstate.edu/programs.php. Cost: $15 ($12 for Oxbow members and master gardeners).

MARCH 23 – Artbeat of Columbus: A Reading on the Eve of National Poetry Month
As part of Artbeat of Columbus, the Carson McCullers Center will host a poetry reading at 5 p.m. Friday, March 23 at the center, 1519 Stark Ave., featuring Brooke Champagne, Brock Guthrie, Chris Shipman and Megan Volpert. Admission is free.

MARCH 28 – Artbeat of Columbus: Met Soprano Anna Tonna
CSU’s Schwob School of Music, in conjunction with Artbeat of Columbus, hosts a concert by the CSU Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theater. The orchestra will perform two works from French-inspired composers that have become standards of the 20th century repertoire: Darius Milhaud's jazzy La Creation du Monde and Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo, semi-staged with CSU actors and Metropolitan Opera soprano Anna Tonna. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 30 – NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad continues its 2012 season against Montevallo at 5 p.m. Friday, March 30 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per person or $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 30 – Artbeat of Columbus: Popular Music Ensemble
CSU’s Schwob School of Music, in conjunction with Artbeat of Columbus, hosts a concert by CSU’s Popular Music Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theater. Performing with the ensemble will be Acollective, a seven-member Israeli indie band whose early shows started as weekly gatherings in Tel Aviv and soon became sold-out shows, garnering extensive radio airplay throughout Israel. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit www.ArtbeatColumbus.org.

MARCH 30 – Legacy Celebration Banquet
Columbus State’s Office of Diversity Programs and Services will hold its annual Legacy Celebration Banquet Friday, March 30 at CSU’s Cunningham Center. Maria Echaveste, former U.S. presidential advisor to Bill Clinton, and White House deputy chief of staff during Clinton’s second administration, will be the keynote speaker. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the CSU Bookstore or can be purchased at www.ColumbusState.edu/legacycelebration. Tickets are $10 for CSU students ($60 for a table of eight) and $25 for non-CSU students ($160 for a table of eight).

MARCH 31 – NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad continues its 2012 season against Montevallo at 1p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per person or $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 31 – CSU Saxophone Ensemble Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a performance by the CSU Saxophone Ensemble at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. This collaboration will feature the saxophone ensembles of CSU's Schwob School of Music, Georgia State University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 31 – CSU Choral Union, Carmina and Copland
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a performance by the CSU Choral Union at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. CSU will perform Carmina Burana with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Auburn University Chamber Choir and the Voices of the Valley Children's Chorus. The Columbus Symphony rounds out the program with Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

 

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