CSU Happenings for May 1-8

MAY 1- Student Saxophone Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by saxophonist Stanley Flanders at 4 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

MAY 2 - CSU Students to Host Make A Wish Foundation Fundraiser
Columbus State’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee will host a Make A Wish Foundation fundraiser, “Walk for a Wish,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Hardaway High School track, 2901 College Drive, Columbus. The event will include music, games and snacks. Participants are asked for a minimum $5 donation to support the foundation, which serves children with life-threatening diseases. For more information, call 706-562-1588.

MAY 4 - Summer Early Registration and Fee Payment Deadline
The early registration and fee payment deadline for both May and June session summer classes at Columbus State is Monday, For more information, call 706-507-8800 or go to http://registration.colstate.edu/index.asp.

MAY 7 - Fifth-Graders to Participate in ‘If I Had a Hammer’ Math Skills Project
Columbus State’s College of Education has invited 25 local fifth-graders to build a house as part of an innovative math-skills program, “If I had a Hammer,” 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, May 7 in the Lumpkin Center. The academics-based program guides students through the entire construction of a house, from working with a budget to installing a roof. The finished house is about 10 feet square and is complete with windows, door and a front porch. For more information, call 705-568-2212.

MAY 7 - Student Art Exhibition Reception on Main Campus
Columbus State’s Department of Art will hold a closing reception for the student exhibition “Fantastic Four” by Maria Aponte, Mark Cole, Stacy Tsui and Erin King, 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, May 7 in the University Hall gallery on main campus. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

MAY 8 - Cunningham Center to Host Maximum Impact Simulcast
Area business executives can access the knowledge of 10 internationally acclaimed leaders by tuning into the Maximum Impact Simulcast, hosted by Columbus State’s Cunningham Center 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 8. Broadcast live from Atlanta to about 500 sites nationwide, speakers will include former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, Harvard business professor Bill George, Walt Disney parks and resorts president Al Weiss, advertising agency CEO Linda Kaplan Thaler, Inside the NBA host and sports announcer Ernie Johnson, and best-selling authors Kevin Carroll (Rules of the Red Rubber Ball), Mark Sanborn (The Fred Factor), Liz Murray (Homeless to Harvard) and John C. Maxell (The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader).

Tickets are $99, which includes lunch. Parking is free. For more information or to register, go to http://ccld.colstate.edu or call 706-568-5101.

ONGOING

Senior Art Exhibition
Columbus State’s senior art exhibition, themed “Pardon our Progress,” is on display through May 16 in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery, Bay Gallery and Sculpture Garden. The closing reception is 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 15 in the Corn Center. Viewing hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

Master’s Program Thesis Exhibition
“Birds,” a Master of Science in Education thesis exhibition of paintings by Eric Todd is on display through May 16 in Gallery Four, Carpenters Building, 4 Ninth Street.. A closing reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 15. Viewing hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

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.