CSU Happenings for March 2014

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

MARCH 1 — CSU Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays Armstrong Atlantic at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 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 1 — March MadScience
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will celebrate March MadScience throughout the month with events happening from noon-1 p.m. each Saturday at the center, 701 Front Ave. Astro Cam the Space Man will be on site at noon with live science shows, this Saturday highlighting the subject of energy. Also this Saturday, kids will have an opportunity to build and take home a science project. The March 1 hands-on science activity at 1 p.m. will be UV Beads (recommended for ages 4 and older). Admission is free for children younger than 4, $4 for children ages 4-12, $5 for military and seniors, $6 for adults; and $3 for CSU students, staff and faculty with ID. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

MARCH 3-7 — Spring Break for CSU Students
Classes are out.  Columbus State University’s 2014 Spring Break for students and faculty runs Monday-Friday, March 3-7.

MARCH 2 — NCAA Tennis
Columbus State’s women’s and men’s tennis teams play Francis Marion at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 2 at CSU’s Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center.

MARCH 2 — CSU Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays a doubleheader vs. Armstrong Atlantic Sunday, March 2 at Ragsdale Field. Game times are 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. 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 4 — CSU Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays Tuskegee at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 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 4 — Story Time and Hands-On Science
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will offer Story Time and Hands-On Science from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 at the center, 701 Front Ave. In a program geared toward children ages 6 and younger, the center will offer special science-themed reading programs and hands-on activities. . For more information, call 706-649-1470.

MARCH 6 — PBC Basketball Tournament (Women’s Quarterfinals)
The Peach Belt Conference Basketball Tournament returns to Columbus State’s Lumpkin Center. Women’s quarterfinal games will be played at 1p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is $8 adults and $3 seniors and children age 12 and under. A ticket entitles the holder to see every game that day. A pass for the entire tournament is $25.  Students from any Peach Belt Conference school will be admitted free with a valid student ID.  There will be no complimentary tickets, parents tickets or other free passes for the Peach Belt Tournament. Tickets may be purchased in advance from the CSU Ticket Office. For more information, call 706-568-2317.

MARCH 7 — PBC Basketball Tournament (Men’s Quarterfinals)
The Peach Belt Conference Basketball Tournament returns to Columbus State’s Lumpkin Center. Men’s quarterfinal games will be played at 1p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is $8 adults and $3 seniors and children age 12 and under. A ticket entitles the holder to see every game that day. A pass for the entire tournament is $25.  Students from any Peach Belt Conference school will be admitted free with a valid student ID.  There will be no complimentary tickets, parents tickets or other free passes for the Peach Belt Tournament. Tickets may be purchased in advance from the CSU Ticket Office. For more information, call 706-568-2317.

MARCH 7 — CSU Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays Salem International at 4 p.m. Friday, March 7, 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 8 — PBC Basketball Tournament (Semifinals)
The Peach Belt Conference Basketball Tournament will hold its women’s and men’s semifinals at Columbus State’s Lumpkin Center. Women’s game times games will be 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Men’s games times will be 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is $10 adults and $5 seniors and children age 12 and under. A ticket entitles the holder to see every game that day. A pass for the entire tournament is $25.  Students from any Peach Belt Conference school will be admitted free with a valid student ID.  There will be no complimentary tickets, parents tickets or other free passes for the Peach Belt Tournament. Also, at 9:30 a.m. there will be the PBC Cheerleading, Dance Team and Pep Band Spirit Competition. Tickets may be purchased in advance from the CSU Ticket Office. For more information, call 706-568-2317.

MARCH 8 — CSU Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays a doubleheader vs. Salem International Saturday, March 8 at Ragsdale Field. Game times are 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. 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 8 — March MadScience
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will celebrate March MadScience throughout the month with events happening from noon-1 p.m. each Saturday at the center, 701 Front Ave. Astro Cam the Space Man will be on site at noon with live science shows, this Saturday highlighting the subject of light. Also this Saturday, kids will have an opportunity to build and take home a science project. The March 8 hands-on science activity at 1 p.m. will be solar pinhole viewer (recommended for ages 6 and older). Admission is free for children younger than 4, $4 for children ages 4-12, $5 for military and seniors, $6 for adults; and $3 for CSU students, staff and faculty with ID. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

MARCH 9 — PBC Basketball Tournament (Finals)
The Peach Belt Conference Basketball Tournament will hold its women’s and men’s championship games at Columbus State’s Lumpkin Center. Women’s title game be 2 p.m., with the men’s title game to follow at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $10 adults and $5 seniors and children age 12 and under. A ticket entitles the holder to see every game that day. A pass for the entire tournament is $25.  Students from any Peach Belt Conference school will be admitted free with a valid student ID.  There will be no complimentary tickets, parents tickets or other free passes for the Peach Belt Tournament. Tickets may be purchased in advance from the CSU Ticket Office. For more information, call 706-568-2317.

MARCH 10 — Horn and Organ Student Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts a student recital at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 10 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert will feature a performance by Carl Hersom, a student of faculty artists Anna Dodd and Joseph Golden. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 11 — Story Time and Hands-On Science
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will offer Story Time and Hands-On Science from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at the center, 701 Front Ave. In a program geared toward children ages 6 and younger, the center will offer special science-themed reading programs and hands-on activities. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

MARCH 11 — Shtarkman Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts a concert by world-renowned pianist Alexander Shtarkman at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Shtarkman, winner of the 1989 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and a faculty artist at Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory of Music, will play works by Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Prokofiev. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 11 — CSU Softball
Columbus State’s softball team celebrates Faculty Day with a doubleheader vs. Palm Beach Atlantic Tuesday, March 11 at Columbus State. Game times are 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www. CSUCougars.com/sports/sball.

MARCH 13 — Artbeat: CSU Philharmonic Concert

The CSU Philharmonic will perform at the opening ceremony for this year's Artbeat festival at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13 along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The orchestra will perform Gustav Holst’s Jupiter from the Planets and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, accompanying a firework display over the river. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.


MARCH 14 — CSU Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays Montevallo at 6 p.m. Friday, March 14, 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 15 — March MadScience
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will celebrate March MadScience throughout the month with events happening from noon-1 p.m. each Saturday at the center, 701 Front Ave. Astro Cam the Space Man will be on site at noon with live science shows, this Saturday highlighting the subject of sound. Also this Saturday, kids will have an opportunity to build and take home a science project. The March 15 hands-on science activity at 1 p.m. will be kazoos (recommended for ages 4 and older). Admission is free for children younger than 4, $4 for children ages 4-12, $5 for military and seniors, $6 for adults; and $3 for CSU students, staff and faculty with ID. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

MARCH 15 — CSU Softball
Columbus State’s softball team celebrates Alumni Day with a doubleheader vs. UNC-Pembroke on Saturday, March 15 at Columbus State. Game times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www. CSUCougars.com/sports/sball.

MARCH 15 — CSU Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays Montevallo at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 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 16 — Markey Farewell Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will host a recital by James Markey at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 16 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. After many years with the New York Philharmonic, Markey is currently the bass trombonist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This recital will wrap up his residency at CSU. Joining him in recital will be collaborative CSU faculty pianist Yien Wang and the CSU Trombone Ensemble, under the direction of faculty artist Bradley Palmer. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu.

MARCH 16 — CSU Softball
Columbus State’s softball team plays a doubleheader vs. Francis Marion Sunday, March 16 at Columbus State. Game times are noon and 2 p.m. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go tohttp://www.CSUCougars.com/sports/sball.

MARCH 16 — CSU Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays Montevallo at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 16 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 16 — NCAA Tennis
Columbus State’s women’s tennis team plays Montevallo at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16 at CSU’s Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center.

MARCH 17 — Kobrin-Schwartz-Warner Piano Trio
As part of Artbeat, a trio of internationally CSU faculty artists will be in concert at 4 p.m. Monday, March 17 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The artists — Alexander Kobrin (piano), Sergiu Schwartz (violin) and Wendy Warner (cello) — will perform chamber music featuring Brahms’ Piano Trio in C Minor and Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in D Minor. Admission: $25. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 17 — Vigneau Oboe Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will host a recital by Michelle Vigneau at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 17 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Vigneau, professor of oboe at the University of Memphis, will present a recital of works for the oboe and piano, accompanied by CSU collaborative pianist Yien Wang and faculty artist Susan Tomkiewicz (oboe). The program will include works by Jeffery Rathbun and Tison Street, as well as a new electro-acoustic piece by composer Scott Lane Hines. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 18 — Film, Discussion: Freedom Riders
CSU’s Department of History and Geography will screen the film Freedom Riders at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at Liberty Theatre, 813 8th Ave. The 2011 Emmy-winning documentary, from the American Experience series on PBS, focuses on the violence-plagued Freedom Rider protests of 1961. The film is part of Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, a program made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Audience members will have a chance to discuss the film after the screening. Free. For more information, call 706-507-8387 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/history.

MARCH 18 — GremlinsDuo
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will host GremlinsDuo at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. This clarinet duo — which plays all clarinets (Eb, Bb and bass) — will perform new pieces written for them along with the best of the duo repertoire. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 18 — Story Time and Hands-On Science
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will offer Story Time and Hands-On Science from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at the center, 701 Front Ave. In a program geared toward children ages 6 and younger, the center will offer special science-themed reading programs and hands-on activities. . For more information, call 706-649-1470.

MARCH 18 — Artbeat: Concerto Competition Winners Perform
The CSU Philharmonic presents the Schwob School of Music Concerto Competition winners in concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. This evening, featuring international student body, will feature performances conducted by Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair, Paul Hostetter. Also on the program will be Borodin's passionate Polovtsian Dances led by international guest conductor Christopher Confessore. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 18 — NCAA Tennis
Columbus State’s women’s and men’s tennis teams play Drury at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at CSU’s Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center.

MARCH 19 — CSU Musical Theatre: The Secret Garden
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music and the CSU Theatre Department collaborate to stage The Secret Garden at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 in Riverside Theatre Complex. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle and his invalid son. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden that beckons children with haunting melodies and revives the spirits of Mary’s past, who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. Theatre Department chair Larry Dooley will direct, faculty artist Michelle DeBruyn will direct its music and faculty artist Paul Hostetter will conduct. Admission is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, active-duty military and CSU alumni), and $12 for children, ages 12 and younger. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 19 — Oliver and Seesholtz Perform
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts a performance by soprano Tiffany Blake Oliver and baritone John Seesholtz at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Blake earned her doctorate in vocal performance with a minor in opera stage direction from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, where she also earned her master’s and was awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. Seesholtz, a lyric baritone, was awarded the Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Michigan School in 2003 and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance with a secondary emphasis on vocal pedagogy from the University of North Texas in 2009. Blake and Seesholtz are currently on the faculty at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 19 — Artbeat: Steinway PianoMania!
As part of Artbeat, the festival’s annual Steinway PianoMania! Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. See four Steinway grand pianos on the Legacy Hall stage with solo, duo and trio performances by CSU Schwob School of Music piano students and faculty artist Alexander Kobrin, CSU’s  L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano. Admission: $25. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit www.RiverCenter.org.

MARCH 19 — NCAA Tennis
Columbus State’s men’s tennis team plays Morehouse at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 at CSU’s Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center.

MARCH 19 — CSU Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays Shorter at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 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 20 — CSU Musical Theatre: The Secret Garden
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music and the CSU Theatre Department collaborate to stage The Secret Garden at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20 in Riverside Theatre Complex. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle and his invalid son. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden that beckons the children with haunting melodies and revives the spirits of Mary’s past. who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. Theatre Department chair Larry Dooley, will direct, faculty artist Michelle DeBruyn will direct its music and faculty artist Paul Hostetter will conduct. Admission is $17 for adults; $15 for seniors, active-duty military and CSU alumni; and $12 for children  ages 12 and younger. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 21 — CSU Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays Francis Marion at 7 p.m. Friday, March 21 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 21 — CSU Musical Theatre: The Secret Garden
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music and the CSU Theatre Department collaborate to stage The Secret Garden at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21 in Riverside Theatre Complex. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle and his invalid son. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden that beckons the children with haunting melodies and revives the spirits of Mary’s past, who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. Theatre Department chair Larry Dooley, will direct, faculty artist Michelle DeBruyn will direct the music and faculty artist Paul Hostetter will conduct. Admission is $17 for adults; $15 for seniors, active-duty military and  CSU alumni; and $12 for children ages 12 and younger). For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 22 — March MadScience
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will celebrate March MadScience throughout the month with events happening from noon-1 p.m. each Saturday at the center, 701 Front Ave. Astro Cam the Space Man will be on site at noon with live science shows, this Saturday highlighting the subject of magnetism. Also this Saturday, kids will have an opportunity to build and take home a science project. The March 22 hands-on science activity at 1 p.m. will be magnetic slime (recommended for ages 6 and older). Admission is free for children younger than 4, $4 for children ages 4-12, $5 for military and seniors, $6 for adults; and $3 for CSU students, staff and faculty with ID. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

MARCH 22 — CSU Baseball
Columbus State’s baseball squad plays a doubleheader vs. Francis Marion on Friday, March 22, at Ragsdale Field. Game times are 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. 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 22 — CSU Theatre: The Secret Garden
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music and the CSU Theatre Department collaborate to stage The Secret Garden at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22 in Riverside Theatre Complex. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle and his invalid son. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden that beckons the children with haunting melodies and revives the spirits of Mary’s past, who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. Theatre Department chair Larry Dooley  will direct, faculty artist Michelle DeBruyn will direct the music direct and faculty artist Paul Hostetter will conduct. Admission is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, active-duty military and CSU alumni; and $12 for children, age 12 and younger. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 23 — Kaleidoscope Concert
As part of Artbeat, Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will host Kaleidoscope at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre. This annual performance showcases all 240 student-musicians at the Schwob School of Music in a fast-paced 70-minute concert that spans a wide range of musical styles. Admission $20-$30. For more information, call 706-256-3612 or visit http://RiverCenter.org.

MARCH 23 – CSU Theatre: The Secret Garden
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music and the CSU Theatre Department collaborate to stage The Secret Garden at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23 in Riverside Theatre Complex. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle and his invalid son. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden that beckons the children with haunting melodies and revives the spirits of Mary’s past, who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. Theatre Department chair Larry Dooley will direct, faculty artist Michelle DeBruyn will direct the music and faculty artist Paul Hostetter will conduct. Admission is $17 for adults; $15 for seniors, active-duty military and CSU alumni; and  $12 for children ages 12 younger). For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 25 — Story Time and Hands-On Science
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will offer Story Time and Hands-On Science from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the center, 701 Front Ave. In a program geared toward children ages 6 and younger, the center will offer special science-themed reading programs and hands-on activities. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

MARCH 24 — Palmer and Miller Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts a recital by faculty artists Bradley Palmer (trombone) and Andrew Miller (tuba) at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 24 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Pianists Yien Wang and Susan Hoskins will join Palmer and Miller for a faculty tuba-trombone recital. In addition to his appointment at Columbus State University, Miller plays tuba for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Palmer was host of the 2013 International Trombone Festival and will conduct the CSU Trombone Ensemble during a trip to Hong Kong for a performance this summer. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 25 — Horn Studio Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts a horn studio recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert will feature several horn performances. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 26 — Career Fair
Columbus State students will have the opportunity to showcase their skills before some of the area’s top employers at CSU’s 2014 Career Fair from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 in the Student Recreation Center’s Multipurpose Room. This will be a chance for students to secure jobs and internships. For more information, call 706-507-8760 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/career/whats_happening.php.

MARCH 26 — Jazz Combos Perform
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts a performance by CSU’s Jazz Combos at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. These small jazz ensembles, under the direction of jazz studies coordinator Kevin Whalen and faculty artist Amy Griffiths, focus on developing the art of improvisation in a chamber environment. For this concert, the groups will feature new student compositions and arrangements of classic bebop and hard bop jazz literature. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 29 — CSU Softball
Columbus State’s softball team celebrates Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Kids Day with a doubleheader vs. Lander Saturday, March 29 at Columbus State. Game times are 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www. CSUCougars.com/sports/sball.

MARCH 29 — March MadScience
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will hold its final March MadScience activities from noon-7 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the center, 701 Front Ave. Astro Cam the Space Man will be on site at noon with live science shows, this Saturday highlighting the subject of rocketry and robotics. Also this Saturday, kids will have an opportunity to build and take home a science project. There will be three hands-on science activities on March 29: 1 p.m. - straw rockets (recommended for ages 8 and older), at 2 p.m. - robotic straw hand (recommended ages 8 and older) and 3 p.m. – competition build: “EGG”stronaut (recommended ages 10 and older).  Admission is free for children younger than 4, $4 for children ages 4-12, $5 for military and seniors, $6 for adults; and $3 for CSU students, staff and faculty with ID. The day wraps up with SCI-FI Movie Night at 7 p.m., when a free classic science fiction movie suitable for all ages will be screened. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

MARCH 30 — CSU Softball
Columbus State’s softball team observes Cancer Awareness Day with a doubleheader vs. USC-Aiken on Sunday, March 30 at Columbus State. Game times are 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.CSUCougars.com/sports/sball.

MARCH 30 — Piano-Violin Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts a performance by faculty artists Alex Kobrin and Sergiu Schwartz at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Schwartz (violin), CSU’s William B. and Sue Marie Turner Distinguished Faculty Chair in Music, will perform with Kobrin, the L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano, for a program that will include works by Beethoven, Suk and Franck. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

MARCH 30 — Columbus Brass
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts a performance by Columbus Brass at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 31 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. CSU’s faculty brass quintet will perform the first half of this concert in the traditional brass quintet setting. Top brass and percussion students will join forces for a large ensemble performance in the second half. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

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