CSU Happenings for March 7-15

MARCH 7-9 - College Orientation Leaders to Blanket Campus
CSU’s main campus will be abuzz with more than 1,600 students and their advisers from 88 colleges and universities as they converge here Friday through Sunday for the Southeast Regional Orientation Workshop. SROW, CSU’s largest conference ever, will feature learning sessions, competition and opportunities for student orientation leaders to share ideas and fun.

Visual Highlights
• Conference Kickoff, 3-3:45 p.m. Friday, at CSU Intramural Field
(University Avenue and Clearview Circle) to include on-field “sticker swap” among participants.
• Song, Skit and Dance Competition, 7-11 p.m. Friday, Lumpkin Center
• T-Shirt Swap, 3:45-4:15 p.m. Saturday, Thomas Whitley Clock Tower
• Closing Awards Ceremony, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Lumpkin Center

For more information, call Kim Padgett or Stephanie Adams at 706-568-2273.

MARCH 8-9 - NCAA Baseball: CSU to Host North Georgia
The CSU baseball squad will host North Georgia for a pair of games at Ragsdale Field: 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Admission is $5 per day for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 9 - NCAA Tennis at CSU
CSU’s men’s and women’s tennis squads will compete in matches against Mount Olive at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Blackmon Tennis Center. Admission is free. This meeting has been rescheduled from Friday. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 9 – Reptile Festival at Oxbow Meadows
CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will stage its eighth annual Reptile Festival from noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Attractions will include live native and exotic snakes, lizards, turtles and an alligator demonstration. Also, visitors can enter their reptile pets for a $1 fee in the “Hiss Columbus Pageant” open to non-venomous snakes, lizards and turtles. Additional children’s activities will include crafts, games, a scavenger hunt and temporary reptile tattoos. Admission is $2 per person and free for children under age 4. Oxbow Meadows is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Road. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

MARCH 10 – International Film Screening: ‘The War Within’
CSU’s Center for International Education will screen “The War Within” as part of its International Film Festival at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10 in the International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. This 2005 Canadian film centers on a Pakistani engineering student, who is apprehended by American intelligence services for suspected terrorist activities. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

MARCH 10 – Faculty Clarinet Recital
Schwob School of Music faculty clarinetist Lisa Oberlander will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 10 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 11 – Actor Jens Rasmussen to Deliver Global Warming Slide Show
New York City-based actor Jens Rasmussen will present a slide show on global warming at noon and 1 p.m. Tuesday in CSU’s Davidson Student Center auditorium. Part of a CSU Student Government Association “Go Green” initiative for the month of March, the event aims to demonstrate “global warming is real, its impacts can already be seen and America needs to take action now to confront the climate crisis.” Rasmussen, currently a Springer Opera House resident artist, is one of nearly 1,000 citizens that have been trained by Al Gore and The Climate Project to deliver this science-based, mult-media presentation.

The event is free and open to the public and will include informational displays by Columbus Water Works, the Georgia Forestry Commission, CSU’s student government and others. For more information, contact Nicole de Vries at 706-507-8835 or devries_nicole@colstate,edu, or Jens Rasmussen at 646-206-7179 or theblackdane@gmail.com.

MARCH 11 - NCAA Softball Doubleader: CSU to Host North Georgia
The CSU softball squad will host North Georgia for games at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday at Lady Cougar Field. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 11 – Concert to Feature Borromeo String Quartet, Susan Palma
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a concert by Borromeo String Quartet with flutist Susan Palma at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Palma, a faculty member at both Columbia University and Montclaire State University, is noted for recordings and performances of both traditional and contemporary music. The Borromeo String Quartet is a faculty Quartet-in-Residence at both the New England Conservatory of Music and Dai-Ichi Semei Hall in Tokyo and have been critically acclaimed in the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and others.

Admission is $10 and half-price for military personnel, senior citizens and CSU faculty, staff and students. For tickets, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 12 - NCAA Baseball: CSU to Host West Georgia
The CSU baseball squad will host West Georgia for a game at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

MARCH 12 - Visiting Artist Lecture: ‘We Need to Talk’ by Kathy King
Kathy King, a studio artist in Atlanta will present “We Need to Talk,” a commentary on her works that relate narratives from a woman’s point of view, at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Carpenters Hall, at 9th Street and Broadway on CSU’s RiverPark Campus. King, also a ceramics professor at Georgia State University, uses primarily ceramics vessels, tiled furniture and printmaking, illustrate subject matter covering sexual orientation, reproduction and other issues of the body and gender in a style reminiscent of underground comic books and incorporating satirical humor, irony and sarcasm. The lecture, sponsored by the CSU Department of Art, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

MARCH 13 — Adult Re-Entry Study Skills Refresher Course Begins
Columbus State University’s Adult Re-Entry Program will offer its next study skills refresher course for nontraditional students from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 13-May 6 in the Davidson Student Center room 254. The course covers skills in reading, writing and mathematics and provides an orientation to CSU policies, procedures, services and opportunities A $110 fee covers text books and admission. Participants completing the course will receive one credit for the class after enrolling at CSU. For more information, call 706-565-7846.

MARCH 13 - Workshop by Ceramics Artist Kathy King
CSU’s Department of Art will present a workshop directed by visiting ceramics artist Kathy King from 9:30-4 p.m. Thursday, March 13 in room 140 of CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts at 6 West 10th Street (use Front Avenue entrance). King, a studio artist in Atlanta and Georgia State University professor, is noted for works that relate narratives from a woman’s point of view. The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

MARCH 13 – CSU Chamber Orchestra
The CSU Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7;30 p.m. Thursday, March 13 RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MARCH 14 - Student Voice Recital and ‘Phi Mu Musicale’
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student voice recital by baritone Joseph Brewer in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Meanwhile, a ‘Phi Mu Musicale’ concert is set for Legacy Hall. Both programs begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 15 - Student Clarinet, Guitar Recitals
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present student recitals by clarinetist Steven Naimark at 5 p.m., and guitarist Robert Sharpe at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 15 – Bo Bartlett Film Screening, Discussion, Reception
CSU’s Department of Art will host internationally respected artist and Columbus native Bo Bartlett for a film screening, discussion and reception beginning 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts, 6 West 10th Street (use Front Avenue entrance) in downtown Columbus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Attendees will view “Heartland,” a documentary on Bartlett’s work. Afterward, Bartlett will discuss the film, which presents his paintings and sketches and covers the different landscapes that have influenced his career, including a high school football field in Columbus; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia; the rocky coast of Maine; and the cosmopolitan art galleries of New York City. The program will close with a reception featuring a display of works by CSU art students and others from a March 13-14 Bartlett-directed workshop. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

MARCH 15 – Astronomy Night at Space Science Center
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program Saturday, March 15 at the center, 701 Front Ave, Columbus. The program will begin with an 8 p.m. planetarium presentation followed by planet viewing and stargazing through telescopes at 9 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-1470.