CSU Happenings for March 26-April 3, 2011

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 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. For more information, including other CRMC summer math camps, visit http://crmc.ColumbuSstate.edu.

March 26 - Graduate School Expo at CSU

Columbus State University showcases its graduate degree programs in a Graduate School Expo, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday 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 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 and Augusta State starting 2 p.m. Sunday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

March 26-27 - NCAA Baseball

Columbus State’s baseball squad hosts UNC Pembroke, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

March 28 – CSU Contemporary Ensemble
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Contemporary Ensemble in concert 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program will include Pierre Boulez’s Derive, Harold Meltzer’s Brion, Edgar Varese’s Octandre, and Thomas Ades’ Living Toys. The ensemble is conducted by Paul Hostetter, the Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair for Orchestral Activities. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail: schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

March 29 - Women’s History Month Forum
Columbus State presents a Women's History Month forum, “Reflections on For Colored Girls: Women, Work/Life Balance, Spirituality, Communication and Health,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Davidson Student Center auditorium. CSU Professors Nikita Harris (communication) and Paula Walker (health science) will lead the discussion. The program is free. For more information,  call 706-507-8605.

March 30 - Careers Expo 2011

Columbus State’s Center for Career Development Center presents Careers Expo 2011 on Wednesday in CSU’s Lumpkin Center. The event will open to the public from 2-4 p.m., as employers from private companies, state and federal agencies, school districts, non-profit organizations and others come together to provide career connections for CSU students and alumni, and community jobseekers. The program will open exclusively to CSU students from noon-2 p.m. For more information, call 706-507-8760 or go http://career.ColumbusState.edu.

March 30 - Poetry Reading by Rick Campbell

Columbus State University hosts poet Rick Campbell for a pair of programs on Wednesday. A Pushcart Prize winner, Campbell will give a 4 p.m. talk at the Smith McCullers House, 1519 Stark Avenue and present a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Schwob Library on CSU’s main campus. Campbell’s books of poetry include The Traveler’s Companion, A Day’s Work, Setting the World in Order and Dixmont. Campbell also teaches English at Florida A&M University. His CSU appearance is sponsored by CSU’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians and the Georgia Poetry Circuit. For more information, call 706-565-4021.

March 30 – Faculty Violist Zoran Jakovcic
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a recital by faculty violist Zoran Jakovcic 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. A native of Croatia, Jakovcic has given recitals and performed as a soloist around the world with various orchestras. The program of chamber music includes Beethoven’s String Trio, Linda Bouchard's Pourtinade for viola and percussion, and Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata, featuring CSU faculty artists Sergiu Schwartz, violin; Wendy Warner, cello; Alexander Kobrin, piano; and Paul Vaillancourt, percussion. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/Music.

March 31 - Environmental Science Guest Speaker

Columbus State’s environmental science program presents “Restoration of Southeastern Coastal Plains Streams: Lessons from a Long-Term Experiment at Fort Benning,” a lecture at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31 in the Lenoir Annex, room 103, by Auburn University biologist Jack Feminella. The program is free and part CSU’s spring 2011 Environmental Science Colloquia. For more information, call 706-507-8099.

March 31 - Guest Speaker to Address Ugandan Human Rights

Columbus State's Center for International Education presents a lecture about human rights in Uganda at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31 in CSU's International House by Caroline Tushabe, a Uganda native and humanities professor from the University of California Riverside. The lecture is free and titled "What’s Human in Human Rights?: Disorienting Colonial Censors, Textual Bodies and Punitive Policies in Uganda." For more information, call 706-565-4036,

March 31 - President's Recognition Dinner: Tickets Remain

Columbus State University's President's Recognition Dinner is set for Thursday, March 31 with 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 Thomas B. Black, retired Executive Vice President of Tom's Foods. The other top award, the Thomas Y. Whitley Distinguished Alumnus Award will go to Janet Davis, president and CEO of TIC Federal Credit Union. Tickets, $60 per person, remain available via advance purchase through the CSU Alumni Relations website, http://alumni.ColumbuSstate.edu/. For more information, call 706-507-8956.

April 1 - LegacyLive Series: New York Woodwind Quintet
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music presents a LegacyLive series concert by the New York Woodwind Quartet 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Described by the New Yorker as having “defined great wind playing in the United States,” the quintet is among the most respected American chamber music ensembles. Tickets, $20 or $15 for CSU faculty and staff and $10 for CSU students, are available through the RiverCenter Box Office (706-256-3612) For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/Music.

April 1-3 - NCAA Softball
The Columbus State women’s softball team hosts the following doubleheaders April 1-3:
* Friday:  King College (Tenn.), 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
* Saturday: Lander University, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
* Sunday: North Georgia College and State University, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Admission is free. For more information call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

April 2 - Bird Banding at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a bird banding demonstration and lecture on Saturday, April 2 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Charlie Muise, a Barnesville-based coordinator for Georgia's Important Birding Area, will band birds from 8-10 a.m. Afterward, he will give a presentation illustrating banding as vital to researching bird biology and migration. The program costs $10 per person. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.ColumbusState.edu


April 2 - CSU Family Art Day
Columbus State's Department of Art will host CSU Family Art Day from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts on CSU's RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. The event will involve demonstrations and workshops related to screen printing, handbuilding, wheel throwing, engraving, painting, paper making, photograms, drawing, and video-filmmaking and more. The events will close with a reception and award ceremony for the Georgia High School Invitational Exhibition in the Corn Center's Bay Gallery. For more information, call 706-506-8300 or 706-507-8312.

April 2 - Beekeeping Seminar at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents the first of a two-part seminar, How to be a Beekeeper, from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Experts from the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association will present the seminar, which concludes June 4. Advance registration, by calling 706-687-4090, is required. The cost is $20 for one session or $30 for both.

April 2 - Astronomy Night at Roosevelt State Park

Columbus State's Coca-Cola Space Science Center hosts an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing starting 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain. The program is free. For more information, including directions, go to http://www.ccssc.org or call 706-649-1477.

April 3 - Faculty Chamber Series 'From Russia With Love'
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music faculty chamber musicians perform a program, "From Russia with Love," 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Selections will include Stravinsky's L'histoire du soldat, Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes, and Rachmaninoff's Vocalise. Performers include Michelle DeBruyn, soprano; Paul Hostetter, conductor; Alexander Kobrin, piano; Robert Murray, trumpet; Lisa Oberlander, clarinet; Bradley Palmer trombone;  Alex Pershounin, bass; Sergiu Schwartz, violin; Paul Vaillancourt, percussion; Wendy Warner, cello; and Ron Wirt, bassoon. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.ColumbusState.edu/Music.

Ongoing - Bo Bartlett’s 'Paintings of Home' Exhibition

Columbus State's Department of Art is displaying Bo Bartlett's "Paintings of Home" exhibition through April 23 in the Corn Center's Illges Hall. The work depicts scenes of Bartlett's Columbus childhood home. Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, noon- 8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Specially-guided tours will take place by appointment from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday throughout the exhibition. For more information, call 706-507-8312.