CSU Happenings for March 27-April 4

MARCH 27 - CSU Day: Columbus State To Thank Supporters
Columbus State will hold its 15th annual CSU Day as a thank-you to its supporters on Friday. Activity begins around 8:30 a.m. at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. About 100 volunteers will fan out from there and place red, white and blue signs displaying “We are Partners with Columbus State University” in front of area homes and businesses that have contributed to CSU’s 2008-2009 Annual Fund. For information,call 706-562-1596 or go to http://giving.colstate.edu/csu_day.asp.

MARCH 27 - International Journalist to Speak on ‘Hidden Histories of Intolerance and Ethnic Violence’
Journalist David Tereshchuk will speak about “The Honest Reconstruction of Hidden Histories of Intolerance and Ethnic Violence” to Columbus State faculty and students as part of an International Learning Community” program at 1 p.m. Friday in the International House at Clearview Circle and University Avenue.

Tereshchuk has worked as a United Nations media consultant and television producer and helped establish the International Broadcasting Trust, a non-profit London-based distributor of programs about Third World subjects. He also has reported for the New York Times and British papers The Guardian and Observer, and has worked as a producer, correspondent, anchor and network executive for ITV and Channel Four in England, and ABC, CBS, CNN, The Discovery Channel, A&E and The History Channel in the United States. For more information about Friday’s program, call the Center for International Education at 706-565-4036.

MARCH 27 – Experimental-Film Screening by Mark Street
New York City-based experimental filmmaker Mark Street will screen a series of his short films from 7-9 pm, Friday in CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts Sculpture Garden downtown Columbus (corner of 10th Street and Bay Avenue). Street works in various unconventional film methods including hand painting on film, working with found film footage and constructing documentary and narrative films that create a projected visual diary of his environments. He teaches at Fordham University, and has had his work screened internationally via the New York Museum of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, Tribeca Film Festival and San Francisco Cinematheque. The event is free and sponsored by CSU Friends of Art and funded by CSU student fees.

Earlier the same day — starting 1 p.m. — Street will give a workshop for CSU students, faculty and staff. The workshop, “Oral Histrionics and Sound Image Hijinks,” focuses on the spoken word as a starting point to filmmaking. Participants are asked to bring a short 30-60-second recording of spoken word, and the workshop will create accompanying images. For more information, go http://art.colstate.edu or call 706-507-8300.

MARCH 27-29 - Carson McCullers Film Festival
Columbus State’s McCullers Center for Writes and Musicians and the Columbus Public Library will present a Carson McCullers Film Festival Friday through Sunday at the library, 3000 Macon Rd., Columbus. The festival will feature major film adaptations of McCullers’ work:

Reflections in a Golden Eye with Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando and Julie Harris, 7 p.m. Friday
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter with Alan Arkin, Cicely Tyson, Stacy Keach, and Sondra Locke, 2 p.m. Saturday
Wunderkind, a short film by New York director Lauren Rosen and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe with Vanessa Redgrave and Keith Carradine,7 p.m. Saturday
The Member of the Wedding with Ethel Waters, Julie Harris, and Brandon de Wilde, 2 p.m. Sunday

In addition to the film screenings, visitors can tour the Carson McCullers childhood home at 1519 Stark Avenue from 4-6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. All programs are free and open to the public and part of a larger celebration across Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi — the opening of the Southern Literary Trail (go to http://www.southernliterarytrail.org). For more information about the film festival, call 706-565-4021, e-mail: mccullerscenter@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://www.mccullerscenter.org.

MARCH 28-29 - NCAA Baseball: USC Aiken
The Columbus State baseball squad will host USC Aiken for a weekend series at Ragsdale Field. Game times are 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Daily admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (including 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://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 28 - Student Clarinet Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a student clarinet recital by Emily Tindall at 4 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 28 - Visitation Day for Prospective Students
Columbus State’s recruitment office will hold a Visitation Day for high school seniors and their parents from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday. The program will begin in the Lumpkin Center and activities will include a tour of campus and an opportunity to speak with current CSU students and professors. CSU also offers daily tours 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information or to register, call 706-507-8800 or visit http://www.colstate.edu/Future/tour.asp.

MARCH 28 – NCAA Tennis: CSU Hosts Flagler
Columbus State’s men’s and women’s tennis squads will host Flagler College (Fla.) Saturday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Matches start 11a.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 29 - Legacy Live: Shanghai String Quartet
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present the Shanghai String Quartet in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Formed in Shanghai, China, the quartet is known for passionate musicality, virtuosic technique and multicultural innovations. The concert is part of the Schwob School’s “Legacy Live” series. General admission is $20, $17 for CSU faculty and staff and $5 for CSU students. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 30 - NCAA Softball Doubleheader: Francis Marion
Columbus State will host Francis Marion for an NCAA softball doubleheader on Monday at Lady Cougar Field. Game times are noon and 2 p.m. Admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (including non-CSU students); and free for age 5 and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 30 - Student Voice Recital, Student Composers’ Showcase
On Monday, Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a student voice recital by Faith Thomas at 7 p.m in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre and a performance of original compositions by CSU student musicians at 7:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall. Admission to both is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 31 - Career Planning Event
Professionals and prospective graduate students can explore opportunities for their next move at a Career Planning workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. This event is tailored to working professionals and active duty military personnel and their spouses who are interested in obtaining a two-year, four-year or graduate degree through traditional, online, weekend and evening programs.

Columbus State faculty members will answer questions about CSU degree programs and career paths. Career professionals will talk about returning to school, resume building, interviewing and job-search skills — particularly for the current economy. CSU representatives also will be available to answer questions about the university’s admissions process, financial aid, transfer credits, scholarships, ROTC, Alternative Teacher Program, academic advising, adult re-entry, Fort Benning services and more. Registration is available online through Saturday at http://tinyurl.com/d5km2c. For more information, call the CSU Career Center at 706-569-3198.

MARCH 31 – ‘Rosie the Riveters’ to Recount WWII-era Experiences
“Rosie the Riveters” — women who worked to support the WWII war effort — will talk about their experiences in a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Columbus Public Library on Macon Road. The program also will feature USO-style entertainment and WWII-era artifacts. The event is free and sponsored by Columbus State University’s Department of History and Geography. For more information, call 706-568-2263.

APRIL 1 - Guest Artists to Perform ‘Piano Four-Hand’
Guest pianists Shih-Hsing Chang and Pei Chi Hong will present a concert titled 1, 2, 3, 4… Piano Four-Hand at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The pair, who serve on the faculty of Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan,will perform together on one piano. The program will include selections by Brahms, Dvora, Lambert and more. Admission prices are $5; $2 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and free with CSU ID. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 2 - Student Recitals
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present student recitals by Kimberly Render (6 p.m.) and Matt Franhsen (7:30 p.m.) on Thursday, April 2 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 2-5 - CSU Theatre to Stage ‘Machinal’
Columbus State University Theatre will stage the 1928 Broadway classic, Machinal, April 2-5 at CSU Theatre on the Park Mainstage in downtown Columbus. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. CSU professor Becky Becker directs Sophie Treadwell’s drama that’s loosely based on the sensational 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, the first woman put to death by the electric chair for murdering her husband. General admission is $15; $13 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni; and free for CSU faculty and staff (limit two) and students (limit one). For more information, call the CSU theatre box office at 706-507-8444.

APRIL 3 - Student Violin Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by violinist Ninel Jabotinsky at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

APRIL 3 - Mingus Big Band to Open Jazz Festival
The Mingus Big Band will open the inaugural Columbus State Jazz Festival with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 in RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre. The band specializes in the works of the late Charles Mingus, performs weekly at New York City’s Jazz Standard and also tours Europe and North America. Its Columbus performance will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landmark Mingus albums “Mingus Ah Um” and “Blues And Roots.” Earlier in the evening, band members will present a pre-concert discussion beginning 6:45 p.m. in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. This program is free while concert admission prices are $5; $2 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and free with CSU ID. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more on the jazz festival, go to http://music.colstate.edu/jazz/festival.asp.

APRIL 4 - Columbus State Jazz Festival Programs
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a high school band performances, a workshop and a pair of feature concerts on Saturday as part of the inaugural Columbus State Jazz Festival at RiverCenter:

• Jackson County High School Jazz Band performance, 8am, Studio Theatre, free admission
• Harris County High School Jazz Band performance, 9am, Studio Theatre,free admission
• CSU Jazz Workshop, 10:15-10:45 a.m., Studio Theatre, free admission
• CSU Jazz Band concert, 1 p.m., Bill Heard Theatre; $5
• David Brothers Super Big Band concert, 4 p.m,, Bill Heard Theatre, $5

The CSU Jazz Band, led by festival director and CSU professor Shirantha Beddage, will feature guest trumpeter Melvin Jones, director of bands for Morehouse College. The Atlanta-based David Brothers Super Big Band is respected as a stellar ensemble of jazz performers from across Georgia. Along with the $5 general ticket price for each concert, admission is $2 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and free with CSU ID. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more on the jazz festival, go to http://music.colstate.edu/jazz/festival.asp.

ONGOING
Weekend Bird Walks at Oxbow Meadows
The Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is hosting weekend “Bird Walks” from 8-9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. The program is free and designed for adults and children ages 10 and older. Binoculars and bird field guides are provided. Reservations are required. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

Group Exhibition: ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’
Columbus State’s Department of Art is hosting “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants,” a ceramics exhibition by guest artists through April 18 in the Corn Center for Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery in downtown Columbus. Participating artists are Val Cushing, Chris Gustin, Wayne Higby, John Jessiman, Ji-Wan Joo, Karen Karnes, Jackson Li, Brad Schwieger, Don Reitz, Allan Rosenbaum, Chris Staley, Lydia Thompson and Peter Voulkos. A closing reception is set for 6-7 p.m. April 17 in the gallery.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday. The Corn Center is located at 6 West 10th St. in downtown Columbus. Parking is available in the RiverCenter parking garage on Broadway, allowing visitors to enter the Corn Center’s Front Street entrance. For more information, call 706-507-8300.