CSU Happenings for March 2013

MARCH 2 – NCAA Women’s Basketball
Columbus State’s women’s basketball team plays Clayton State at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for 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://CSUCougars.com.

 

MARCH 2 – NCAA Men’s Basketball
Columbus State’s men’s basketball team plays Clayton State at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for 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://CSUCougars.com.

 

MARCH 2 – NCAA Tennis
Columbus State’s women’s and men’s tennis teams play Lander at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at CSU’s Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center.

 

MARCH 2 – Lecture to Focus on International Education
Neal McCrillis, Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Distinguished Chair of International Education, will lecture on International Education in the Aftermath of the Cold War at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 in the International House’s Sara D. Spencer Event Hall. Free. For more information, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/politicalscience.

 

MARCH 3 – NCAA Tennis
Columbus State’s women’s and men’s tennis teams play USC Aiken at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 3 at CSU’s Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center.

 

MARCH 4-10 – Spring Break
No classes for Columbus State students. Non-faculty offices remain open.

 

MARCH 5 – Wildlife Explorers: Home “Tweet” Home

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents Wildlife Explorers: Home “Tweet” Home at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. It’s an event where participants will learn about the homes of birds and other animals. They will have the opportunity to explore Oxbow’s nature trails in search of bird nests and other animal habitats, as well as make their own nests to take home. Home "Tweet" Home is part of the Wildlife Explorers Preschool Program.  Admission is $10 for one child and one adult, and $5 per additional child or adult. Infants get in free. At least one adult must be present per three children. To register, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow/WildlifeExplorers.php.


MARCH 7 – NCAA Softball

Columbus State’s softball squad plays a doubleheader against Ohio Dominican at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, March 7 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 visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/sball/.

 

MARCH 8   NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays Tampa at 4 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com.

 

MARCH 9  NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays Tampa at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com.


MARCH 11 – Columbus Mayor to Speak for Sunshine Week
 
To celebrate Sunshine Week, Columbus State will host Mayor Theresa Tomlinson as its featured speaker at noon Monday, March 11 in CSU's Schwob Memorial Library. Sunshine Week (March 10-16) is a nationwide discussion of the importance of access to public information. Tomlinson is a former “sunshine attorney.” Free. For more information, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/library.

 

MARCH 11 – Expert on Iran is Hallock Lecture Series Speaker 
David B. Crist, a Pentagon historian who’s an expert on Mideast defense issues, will discuss “America’s Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11 at Columbus State University’s Cunningham Center. The lecture, to be held in Cunningham’s Blanchard Hall, is free and open to the public.

 

MARCH 12 – Lecture Spotlights Geographic Intelligence 
Jeremy Crampton, associate professor of geography at the University of Kentucky, will speak on "The New Political Economy of Geographic Intelligence" at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 in the RiverPark Campus’ Carpenters Hall room 217.

 

MARCH 12 – Lecture Covers Psychological Effects of War
CSU is hosting a lecture by Janice Lundeen at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 in the Schwob Memorial Library. Lundeen, a licensed clinical social worker with Community Mental Health Services at Fort Benning’s Martin Army Hospital, will lecture on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Psychological Effects of War.” Her appearance is part of The Vietnam War: Reflections on an Era, a year-long series of events organized by CSU’s First Year Experience Program to help CSU students learn about the Vietnam era and its imprint on American history and society. Free.

 

MARCH 13 – NCAA Softball

Columbus State’s softball squad plays a doubleheader against Armstrong at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 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 visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/sball/.


MARCH 16 – Graduate School Expo
CSU’s Graduate School is sponsoring a Community Wide Graduate School Expo from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cunningham Center. The expo will offer information to interested prospective students about CSU’s 50-plus graduate programs, including its 11 online graduate degree programs. Admissions and financial aid representatives will be on hand, as well as professors from many of the graduate programs. Free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Kristin Williams, director for graduate and international recruitment, at kwilliams@ColumbusState.edu or 706-507-8848.

 

MARCH 16 – Piano Student Recital 
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents a piano recital by Alina Sarkisyan at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theater. Sarkisyan is a student of professor Zoran Jakovcic. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

MARCH 16 – Tenor William Ferguson

CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a concert in its LegacyLive! series by tenor William Ferguson at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is $20. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

MARCH 16 – Astronomy Night in Uptown Columbus
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center is hosting an Astronomy Night at Saturday, March 16 at the center, 701 Front Ave., starting with a planetarium presentation at 7 p.m. The program continues with observing time on telescopes at 8 p.m. Free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or visit http://www.ccssc.org/. 

 

MARCH 17 – Kobrin-Schwartz-Warner Concert 
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents a concert by faculty artists Alexander Kobrin (piano), Sergiu Schwartz (violin) and Wendy Warner (cello) at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

MARCH 17 – Horn Studio Recital 
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents an evening of solo and chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert will culminate in a horn choir performance under the direction of horn professor Anna Dodd. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

MARCH 17 – ArtBeat of Columbus: Flutist Tara O’Connor

CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a concert by flutist Tara O’Connor at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. O’Connor, the 2001 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, will be joined by faculty artist Yien Wang (piano). Free. The performance is part of Artbeat 2013 “Arts in the Streets,” which will run from March 14 through March 31. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://www.artbeatcolumbus.org/.

 

MARCH 17 - NCAA Tennis
Columbus State’s women’s and men’s tennis teams play Young Harris at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 17 at CSU’s Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center.

 

MARCH 17 – NCAA Softball

Columbus State’s softball squad plays a doubleheader against Flagler at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17 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 visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/sball/.

 

MARCH 18 – Concerto Competition Winners Concert 
The CSU Philharmonic presents a concert by winners of the Schwob School of Music’s Concerto Competition at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 18 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The evening features music conducted by Paul Hostetter, CSU’s Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair for Orchestral Activities. Also on the program will be Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, led by international guest conductor Christopher Confessore. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

MARCH 19 – NCAA Softball

Columbus State’s softball squad plays a doubleheader against Fort Valley at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 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 visit http://www.CSUCougars.com/sports/sball/.

 

MARCH 19  NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays West Florida at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com.

 

MARCH 19 – ArtBeat of Columbus: PianoMania Scholarship Benefit concert              
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents its PianoMania Scholarship Benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. There will be four Steinway grand pianos on the Legacy Hall stage, with solo, duo, and trio performances by Schwob school piano students and faculty artist Alex Kobrin, CSU’s L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano. Admission is $25. The performance is part of Artbeat of Columbus 2013, which runs from March 14-31. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

MARCH 19-April 20 – The Cannonball Press: Selected Prints
CSU’s Department of Art presents the exhibit, The Cannonball Press: Selected Prints from Tuesday, March 19 through Saturday, April 20 in the Illges Gallery of CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts, 921 Front Ave. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Martin Mazorra and Mike Houston have been publishing and screen printing since 1999. Around 2004, in addition to publishing, they started to make large-scale, collaborative woodcut prints, sculptures and installations. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Free.

 

MARCH 19-April 20 – The American Print Alliance Collection and Printing Green Artists Exhibition              
CSU’s Department of Art presents the exhibition, The American Print Alliance Collection and Printing Green Artists Exhibition from Tuesday, March 19-Saturday, April 20 in the Illges Gallery of CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts, 921 Front Ave. The exhibitions will feature printmakers from all over the United States. Free.

 

MARCH 20  NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays West Florida at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com.

 

MARCH 20 – NCAA Softball

Columbus State’s softball squad plays King (Tenn.) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 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 visit http://www.CSUCougars.com/sports/sball/.

 

MARCH 20 – The Mysterious “SCH” Alexander Kobrin concert       
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents The Mysterious “SCH,” a concert by Alexander Kobrin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Kobrin, CSU’s L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano, will perform works by Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

MARCH 20 – CSU Contemporary Ensemble             
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents a concert by the school’s Contemporary Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or  visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

MARCH 21 – Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Legacy Banquet

CSU’s Office of Diversity Programs and Services will hold its annual Legacy Celebration Banquet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Cunningham Center. The guest speaker will be Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. The banquet also features presentation of diversity-related awards to several students. Tickets are on sale at the CSU Bookstore and online at http://www.columbusstate.edu/legacycelebration. Ticket prices are $12 for CSU students, or $70 for a table of eight, and $30 for the general public, or $180 for a table of eight.

 

MARCH 22-30 – CSU Theatre Presents Musical Rent

Columbus State’s Department of Theatre presents its production of Rent on March 22-30 at the Riverside Theatre Complex at 6 West 10th St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. March 22-23 and March 28-30, and 2 p.m., March 24. Based loosely on Puccini's opera La Boheme, this rock musical follows a year in the lives of seven friends living the Bohemian lifestyle in New York's East Village. While the group struggles with addiction, AIDS, poverty and uncertainty, they also find inspiration for strength through friendship, humor and, most of all, love. Admission is $22 for adults and $20 for seniors over age 60 and active-duty military. For more details, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre.

 

MARCH 23 – Basics of Beekeeping Course

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, in conjunction with the Chattahoochee Beekeepers Association, will hold a Basics of Beekeeping course at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin. Registration is $90 per adult (lunch included) and $10 each for children ages 16 and under attending with a parent. For more details, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow/beekeeping_basics.php.

 

MARCH 23 – Kaleidoscope Concert              
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents its annual Kaleidoscope Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre. This once-a-year performance showcases the 250-plus student musicians attending the Schwob School of Music in a fast-paced 70-minute concert that spans a wide range of musical styles. All of the school's large ensembles participate, as well as a selection of award-winning soloists and chamber ensembles. Admission is $20. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

MARCH 24  NCAA Tennis
Columbus State’s women’s tennis team plays UNC Pembroke at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 24 at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center.

 

MARCH 26 - NCAA Tennis
Columbus State’s women’s tennis team plays BYU-Hawaii at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center.

 

MARCH 27 - NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays a doubleheader against Tuskegee at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com.

 

MARCH 27 – NCAA Softball

Columbus State’s softball squad plays a doubleheader against Georgia Southwestern at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 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 visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/sball/.

 

MARCH 27 – Warner and Wang concert   
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents a concert by faculty members Wendy Warner (cello) and Yien Wang (piano) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. This cello and piano recital will feature works by Martinu, Janácek and Prokofiev. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

MARCH 28 – NeXtGenStem Immersion Conference

Columbus State will host a one-day “immersion conference" on Thursday, March 28 called NeXtGen STEM: Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow’s Emerging Workforce, focusing on the university’s growing interdisciplinary STEM emphasis, leading students into careers related to science, technology, engineering and math, as well as opportunities for collaboration beyond the university. Representatives of business and industry, as well as others, are encouraged to attend the conference’s noon-2:30 roundtable lunch and forum at the Cunningham Center. For more information, including how to register, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/nextgenstem.

 

MARCH 28 – Hunter Lecture Series Features Astronaut

CSU’s 2013 Hunter Lecture Series presents astronaut Bernard Harris at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center’s Foundry Hall. Harris, also an accomplished physician and businessman, was the first African American to walk in space. Free.

 

MARCH 28 – CSU Jazz Band Concert Featuring Conrad Herwig 
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents a concert by its Jazz Band, featuring visiting trombonist Conrad Herwig, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Herwig will perform with the CSU Jazz Band, directed by Alex Pershounin, CSU’s head of jazz studies. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

MARCH 28 – Southern Literary Festival: Kevin Wilson and Madge McKeithen Reading

A reading by authors Kevin Wilson and Madge McKeithen will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 in the RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre as part of the Southern Literary Festival that CSU and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians are hosting March 28-30. Free. For more information on the Southern Literary Festival, visit http://southernliteraryfestival.com.

 

MARCH 29 – Author Tim O’Brien Speaks on Campus
Columbus State is hosting author Tim O’Brien at noon Friday, March 29 for a lecture in University Hall auditorium. O’Brien is the author of The Things They Carried, the work used for CSU’s 2012-2013 freshman common reading and Columbus’ Big Read for 2012-13. His appearance is part of The Vietnam War: Reflections on an Era, a year-long series of events organized by the First Year Experience Program to help CSU students learn about the Vietnam era and its imprint on American history and society. Free.

 

MARCH 29 – Southern Literary Festival: Tim O’Brien Reading at Springer

A reading by author Tim O’Brien will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 in the Springer Opera House as part of the Southern Literary Festival that CSU and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians are hosting March 28-30. Free. For more information on the Southern Literary Festival, visit http://southernliteraryfestival.com.

 

MARCH 29  NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays Flagler at 4 p.m. Friday, March 29 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com.

 

MARCH 29 – NCAA Softball

Columbus State’s softball squad plays a doubleheader against Augusta State at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, March 29 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 visit http://www.csucougars.com/sports/sball/.

 

MARCH 30 – Southern Literary Festival: Natasha Trethewey and Dan Albergotti Reading

A reading by U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and poet Dan Albergotti will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 in the RiverCenter’s Studio Theater as part of the Southern Literary Festival that CSU and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians are hosting March 28-30. Free. For more information on the festival, visit http://southernliteraryfestival.com.

 

MARCH 30  NCAA Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball team plays a doubleheader against Flagler at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com.

 

MARCH 30 – Astronomy Night at FDR State Park
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center is hosting an Astronomy Night at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at FDR State Park in Pine Mountain. The program, featuring telescopes from the center, starts at 8:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or visit http://www.ccssc.org/. 

 

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