CSU Happenings for Nov. 10-21, 2011

Nov. 10 – Lecture: Rajeev Dabke on Electrochemistry
Columbus State’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences presents Rajeev Dabke, associate professor of chemistry, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in LeNoir 103. Dabke will lecture on the development of electrochemistry experiments for undergraduate students. Admission is free. For more information call, call 706-507-8099 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/ess.

 

Nov. 10 – CSU Vocal Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a vocal concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Schwob school voice students present a program of solo and ensemble repertoire spanning five centuries of choral and vocal music. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 11 – Author Reading: Marianne Boruch
Columbus State’s Department of English presents Marianne Boruch, an American poet from Chicago, who will discuss her work at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the Carson McCullers Center on Stark Avenue. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4021 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/english.

Nov. 11 – Bike Ride With President Mescon
Columbus State’s Cycling Club presents Bike Ride with President Mescon at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at Woodruff Park, starting behind the Corn Center on RiverPark Campus and concluding at the Student Recreation Center on main campus. Participants must be at Woodruff Park at 4:30 p.m. for safety instructions along with the distribution of bikes. Ride On Bikes and The Bike Shop have donated the use of 75 bikes and helmets for the event. Mescon will lead students, faculty, and staff along the Fall Line Trace, the city’s Rails to Trails project, starting at 5 p.m. Entertainment at the end of the ride will include leisure time in the Student Recreation Center’s pool and lazy river, basketball and volleyball, refreshments and D.J.-provided music. A mini-bus and van will take riders and their bikes back to RiverPark Campus at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/bikeride.

Nov. 11 – Student Recital, Jessica Reffit, Clarinet
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a student recital on clarinet by Jessica Reffit, a student of Lisa Oberlander, at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 11 – CSU Popular Music Ensemble Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Popular Music Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. The ensemble's fall program, chosen in conjunction with the Columbus Museum's upcoming exhibition, Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock 'n Roll Photography, takes one song from each of the artists and groups pictured in the exhibit. The performance includes projections of the photographs from the show, presented in a "History of Rock 'n Roll" format, with information about each artist and song. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 12 – Staff Council Fall Bazaar
Columbus State’s Staff Council presents a Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 in the multipurpose room of the Student Recreation Center. Vendors will be on hand, and rummage sale items will also be available, along with food. Proceeds help fund CSU staff book scholarships, staff development and appreciation events. For more information, contact Bethany Yandell at 706-507-8186 or yandell_bethany@ColumbusState.edu.

Nov. 12 – Lynn Haven Wildlife Garden Club Meeting
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a meeting of the Lynn Haven Wildlife Garden Club at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Following a brief meeting, the club will hear a presentation by Dr. Morton Berenson, a local physician, about his travels to New Zealand. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Nov. 12 – Student Recital, Jessica Harrison, Flute
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a student recital on flute by Jessica Harrison, a student of Andrée Martin, at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 12 – Gusto International Dinner with the Schwob School of Music
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents Gusto! An Evening of Fare and Flair at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the RiverMill Event Centre. The five-course international-theme fundraising dinner explores the cuisines of Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia and France. While guests partake a course from each country, student performers present music from the same country as the food being served. The evening’s proceeds fund Schwob School of Music scholarships. Admission is $75, and reservations are required. To make reservations, call 706-649-7287. For more information, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 13 – Second Sunday: Right Tree, Right Spot Tree Planting Event
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents Right Tree, Right Spot at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Come to Second Sunday at Oxbow Meadows and let the experts from Trees Columbus, Inc. show you what to consider before planting a tree. How fast does it grow? What height does it ultimately reach? What kind of tree should be planted to provide cooling shade in summer and warming sun in winter? (Everyone who attends will receive a free seedling.) Admission is $3, free for kids 3 and younger. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Nov. 13 – Student Recital, Casey Hall, Clarinet
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a student recital on clarinet by Casey Hall, a student of Lisa Oberlander, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 13 – Student Recital, Megan McBrayer, Bassoon
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a student recital on bassoon by Megan McBrayer, student of Ronald Wirt, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 13 – Student Recital, Bogdan Dumitriu, Bassoon
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a student recital on bassoon by Bogdan Dumitriu, a student of Ronald Wirt, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 14 – International Scavenger Hunt
Columbus State’s Center for International Education presents an International Scavenger Hunt, complete with prizes, at noon Monday, Nov. 14 in Davidson Student Center’s Cougar Lounge. The scavenger hunt, presented by the African Student Organization, is part of CIE’s International Education Week. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/cie.

Nov. 14 – Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association Guest Speaker
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents Jennifer Berry, University of Georgia apicultural research coordinator and lab manager, at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Berry will present a program about her long-term studies on mite prevention and bee mortality. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Nov. 14 – Film Screening: District 9
Columbus State’s Center for International Education will screen District 9 at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in the Spencer Event Hall of the International House. District 9 is a 2009 Academy Award-nominated science fiction thriller about a race of aliens stranded in South Africa and herded into a slum called District 9, offering a grim reminder of that nation’s apartheid era. Featuring themes of xenophobia and social segregation, the film was a critical and box office success despite its relatively unknown cast and modest budget. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/cie.

Nov. 14 – Faculty Brass Quintet Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Faculty Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The quintet performs the first half of the concert in the traditional brass quintet setting. Top brass and percussion students join them in the second half for a large brass ensemble performance. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 15 – Be The Match 4 Ben Bone Marrow Drive
Columbus State’s baseball team will host Be The Match 4 Ben, a bone marrow donor drive, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the Lumpkin Center. The drive hopes to find a bone marrow match for local man Ben Koon. The test is free and involves a simple swab of the cheek. Organizers are also asking for donations; it takes $100 to add someone to the bone marrow registry. For more on the local effort, visit http://BeTheMatchFoundation.org/goto/BenKoon or contact Rod Gunn at rgunn@nmdp.org or 770-330-1590.

Nov. 15 – Guest Speaker: Zoltán Berenyi
Columbus State’s Center for International Education presents Zoltán Berényi, CSU’s Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Visiting Scholar in European Studies this year, offering a lecture titled Strangers in a New Political System: Problems of Democratic Transformation in Hungary at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the Spencer Event Hall of the International House. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/cie.

Nov. 15 – Taste of the World Trivia Night
Columbus State’s Center for International Education presents Taste of the World Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 in room 104 of the International House. Join CSU’s Global Ambassadors and One Cougar World student groups in a culinary trip around the world, featuring door prizes and international trivia. The event is part of CIE’s International Education Week. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/cie.

Nov. 16 – CSU Contemporary Ensemble Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Contemporary Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. The ensemble program presents a number of Columbus premieres, including Frank Zappa's Be Bop Tango, Charles Wuorinen's Spinoff for Bass, Violin, and Congas, Chinary Ung's Spirals for Cello, Piano, and Percussion, and Stefan Wolpe's Quartet for Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Percussion, and Piano. The ensemble is directed by Paul Hostetter, CSU’s Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair for Orchestral Activities. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 17 – International Festival
Columbus State’s Center for International Education presents the International Festival at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the clock tower. An International Education Week event, students can view the world from the eyes of an international student, play international games and check out the global stage where students perform. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/cie.

Nov. 17-20 – CSU Theatre Production: Three Sisters
Columbus State’s Department of Theatre presents Three Sisters at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at Theatre on the Park’s Mainstage. Anton Chekov’s play follows three young women who long to leave their country town and move to Moscow. Surrounded by quirky characters, the sisters deal with a hostile takeover by a sister-in-law, infidelity, a devastating fire, drunkenness and the drudgery of work and death. Admission is $17 for adults; $15 for seniors, children and active duty military; free for CSU faculty and staff (two tickets for one performance) and CSU students (limit one). For more information, call the box office at 706-507-8444 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre.

Nov. 17 – CSU Jazz Ensembles Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents CSU jazz ensembles at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The CSU Jazz Combos and Jazz Band will perform a variety of jazz styles under the direction of Alexander Pershounin, CSU’s director of jazz studies. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 17 – Columbus Audubon Society Meeting and Guest Speaker
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents the Columbus Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Following a brief meeting, John Brent, chief of Fort Benning's environmental management division, will discuss habitat conservation on base. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Nov. 18 – International Coffee Hour
Columbus State’s Center for International Education presents International Coffee Hour at noon Friday, Nov. 18 in room 104 of the International House. The International Education Week event offers free food and conversation with international students and study abroad participants in a casual atmosphere. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4035 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/cie.

Nov. 18 – Multimedia Performance: John Cage’s Variations IV
Columbus State’s Department of Art, Schwob School of Music and Department of Theatre present John Cage’s Variations IV at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts. Students from three departments will collaborate in the multimedia performance that includes music, visual media and spoken dialogue, as well as interaction with the audience. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 18 – Student Recital, Stephanie Erdman, Flute
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a student recital on flute by Stephanie Erdman, a student of Andrée Martin, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 19 – More Pedal, Less Metal Family Bike Rodeo and Children's Helmet Giveaway
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents More Pedal, Less Metal at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Grab your bike and join Oxbow and the River Valley Regional Commission for the next installment of the More Pedal, Less Metal series. Ride to Oxbow for free coffee, snacks and cycling giveaways. Chat with local officials about cycling opportunities in our area. There will also be a talk from Brent Buice of Georgia Bikes. Then join in the children's bike safety rodeo with free helmets for all kids.
Schedule of events:
9 a.m. – Family group ride from Uptown to Oxbow Meadows (meet on corner of 10th & Broadway)
10 a.m. – Conversation Café with local officials
10:30 a.m. – Guest Speaker Brent Buice, executive director of Georgia Bikes!
11 a.m. – Children’s Bicycle Rodeo with free helmets for all kids (obstacle course, ABCs of bicycle maintenance, helmet fittings and road crossings)
Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Nov. 19 – Visitation Day
Columbus State’s Office of Recruitment presents Visitation Day starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 on main campus. The day allows prospective students and family to tour campus, meet current CSU students and speak with professors. Prospective students will also view CSU’s apartment-style housing, attend a social with our student organizations and experience campus dining options. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m., and the day will conclude about 2 p.m. For more information, call 706-507-8800 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/admissions.

Nov. 19 – Rifle Team Match
Columbus State’s rifle team hosts the University of Memphis and North Georgia at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Army Marksmanship Unit range on Fort Benning. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://CSUCougars.com.

Nov. 19 – Double Reed Day Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a Double Reed Day recital at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. The concert is part of Saturday’s Double Reed Day events at Schwob that run from 1-6 p.m. The day includes reed and master classes with CSU professors Ron Wirt and Susan Tomkiewicz, as well as sessions with guest bassoonist Maurizio Venturini, associate principal of the Florida Orchestra and former principal of the Rome Opera Orchestra, and guest oboist Margaret Herlehy, lecturer of oboe at the University of New Hampshire and member of the Sospiri ensemble, the Infinities chamber ensemble and principal oboist of the Hanover Chamber Orchestra and the Granite State Symphony. The event concludes with the recital featuring CSU and guest performers and a mass choir performance under the direction of Paul Hostetter, Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair for Orchestral Activities. Admission is $20. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 19 - Astronomy Night
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center stages an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at Providence Canyon, near Lumpkin. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

Nov. 20 – Student Recital, Eric Vanderlaan, Horn
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a student recital on the horn by Eric Vanderlaan, a student of Jason Eklund, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 20 – CSU Trombone Ensembles Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Trombone Ensembles at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Join the CSU Trombone Octet and Trombone Choir for an evening of music featuring Denson Paul Pollard, trombonist of the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. The concert features the ensembles on a number of original works for trombone choir and several transcriptions. Pollard performs works, including John Frith's A Beautiful Noise, which was written for the bass trombone soloist and the CSU Trombone Ensemble. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 21 – Student Recital, Jing Yang, Violin
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a student recital on violin by Jing Yang, a student of Sergiu Schwartz, at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 21 – Student Recital, Jimmy Hendricks, Tuba
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a student recital on tuba by Jimmy Hendricks, a student of Andrew Miller, at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 21 – Author Reading: David Samuel Levinson
Columbus State’s Department of English presents author David Samuel Levinson, CSU’s current Marguerite and Lamar Smith Writers fellow, reading from his work at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at Studio Theatre in the Corn Center on Tenth Street. Admission is free. For more information call 706-565-4021 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/english.

Nov. 21 – Guitar and Flute Studio Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a guitar and flute studio performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Students of faculty artists Andrée Martin and Andrew Zohn perform works from the guitar and flute repertoire. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.