CSU Happenings for Nov. 12-20

NOV. 12 - Art Open House and Sale
Columbus State students and alumni will display and sell their work — ceramics, paintings, drawings, prints, photography and sculpture — as the Department of Art holds its second annual Studio Open House and Student Art Sale 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts on CSU’s RiverPark campus. Proceeds will benefit students by offsetting textbook costs and related course expenses. The open house and sale also will feature live music by the CSU Jazz Band and refreshments. Friends of Art — community leaders, alumni and others who donate and raise funds supporting CSU's art department — have an opportunity for an exclusive sneak peek of the artwork prior to the open house, from 4-6 p.m. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or 706-507-8313.

NOV. 12 - Concerto Competition

Columbus State music majors compete in the Schwob School of Music’s annual Concert Competition starting 1:30 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Legacy. Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 12 - Reading by Soldier-Poet Brian Turner

Award-winning poet and U.S. Army combat veteran Brian Turner will read from his work 7 p.m. Friday at CSU Theatre on the Park. His seven years of military service included deployment in Bosnia-Herzegovinia (1999-2000) and later as an infantry team leader in Iraq, from which he recounted experiences through his debut book of poetry, Here, Bullet, a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection and winner of the 2007 Poet’s Prize among other awards. A follow-up collection from Turner, Phantom Noise, was published this year. His CSU appearance is a Georgia Poetry Circuit event, hosted by the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4021.

NOV. 12 - Chamber Singers and Concert Chorale

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music  presents the Chamber Singers and Concert Chorale in a performance 7:30 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Directed by professor Constantina Tsolainou, the Paul S. and Jean R. Amos Distinguished Chair in Music, the program will feature choral works inspired by literature, poetry and drama, including “Three Choruses” from Alice in Wonderland, “French Choruses” from the play The Lark, “Five Negro Spirituals” from the oratorio A Child of our Time, the “Gloria” from Dominick Argento’s opera Masque of Angels and a choral setting of John Dryden’s poem “Fair Iris I Love” adapted by Kirke Mechem from his opera Tartuffe. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 13 - Ensemble Reprises Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense

The CSU Popular Music Ensemble, Schwob School of Music student artists directed by professor Matthew McCabe, will recreate the music and imagery of the Talking Heads' concert film Stop Making Sense 7:30 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. The program’s music will be complemented by video projection, lighting and various movements and theatrics. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 13 - Nature Walk at Oxbow Meadows

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a free, guided nature walk beginning 8 a.m. Saturday  to identify plants, birds and other wildlife on the Oxbow Meadows’ wetland trails. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

NOV. 13 - Communitywide Yard Sale at Oxbow Meadows

Columbus State University’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center celebrates America Recycles Day with a communitywide yard sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Activities will include games and crafts for kids  and recycling tips covering  cardboard,  cell phone batteries and more. The event is free. To reserve a table for selling items, or for more information, call 706-687-4090.

NOV. 13 - Speaker at Oxbow Meadows to Cover ‘Uganda and Victoria Falls’

Columbus physician and outdoors hobbyist Morton Berenson will give a talk, “Uganda and Victoria Falls,” for the next Lynn Haven Wildlife Garden Club meeting 10 a.m. Saturday at Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Admission is free and open to anyone 16 and older. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

NOV. 14 - NCAA Women’s Basketball
The Columbus State women’s basketball squad hosts Barry University (Fla.), 1 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 706-568-2204.

NOV. 14 - CSU Trombone Ensembles
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a concert by its trombone ensembles 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Professor Bradley Palmer will direct the CSU Trombone Octet and the CSU Trombone Choir in the performance . Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 14 - Voice Studio Recital

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a voice studio recital 7:30 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program, “An Afternoon of Spirituals, a Legacy of the African-American Spiritual,” features the students of professor Earl Coleman, the William and Isabelle Curry Eminent Scholar Chair in Voice. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 15 — International Film Series: Born Into Brothels
Columbus State’s Center for International Education will screen Born into Brothels 7 p.m. Monday in CSU’s International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. The film, an Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature in 2005, is based on the photography by children given cameras to document their lives in Calcutta’s red light district, where there mothers worked as prostitutes. The program is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

NOV. 15 - Faculty Bass Recital

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a recital by faculty bassist Alex Pershounin 7:30 p.m. Monday, in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program covers both jazz and classical music. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 17 - ‘Exercise is Medicine’ Program Features Speaker Alicia Ash
Alicia Lannette Ash, author of How I Dropped 142 lbs in a Year and Lost 220 lbs in a Day, will speak as part of an “Exercise is Medicine” program 7 p.m. Wednesday at Columbus State’s Schuster Student Success Center. Ash, a Columbus native whose story has been covered by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, will be joined in the program by fitness instructor Dwight Calhoun, who will direct an urban line dance demonstration with audience participation. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will close the program, presented by CSU’s Exercise Science Program. For more information, call 706-568-5084 or e-mail: tatum_alicia@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 17 - Contemporary Music Ensemble

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Contemporary Ensemble in concert Wednesday  in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Conducted by Paul Hostetter, CSU’s Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair for Orchestral Activities, the program includes Ravel’s Trois Poemes de Stefan Mallarme, Martin Matalon’s La siete vidas un gato and György Ligeti’s Chamber Concerto. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 18 - Guest Lecture to Cover Immigration

Guest speaker Robert Yarbrough will give a talk related to U.S. and Southeast immigration issues 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 in CSU’s International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. Yarbrough, a geography professor at Georgia Southern University, recently published “Becoming ‘Hispanic’ in the ‘New South’: Central American Immigrants' Racialization Experiences in Atlanta, Ga.,” in GeoJournal. His lecture at CSU is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

NOV. 18 - Cougar Madness Celebrates New Basketball Season
Columbus State athletics presents Cougar Madness 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 in the Lumpkin Center to usher in a new basketball season, with various activities including an introduction of the CSU Cougar men’s and women’s squads. Other activities will include a faculty-staff versus students exhibition game, a slam dunk contest and performances by the CSU dance and cheer squads. The event is free. For more information, call 706-568-2204.

NOV. 18-21 - CSU Theatre Stages The Crucible
Columbus State’s Department of Theatre stages The Crucible Nov. 18-21 on the Mainstage at CSU Theatre on the Park. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The drama is adapted from Arthur Miller's 1953 play set against the backdrop of the late 17th century Salem witch trials. Ticket prices are $17 adults, $15 seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni and free for CSU students (limit one) and CSU faculty and staff (limit two). Discounts apply for groups of 10-19 (10 percent) and 20 or more (20 percent). Hours for the CSU Theatre Box Office at 10th Street and Bay Avenue are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, plus one hour prior to each show. For more information, go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/ or call 706-507-8400.

NOV. 18 - CSU Wind Orchestra

The CSU Wind Orchestra, with faculty conductors Jamie Nix and Sean Powell, will perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18  in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program includes music from Bach, George, Arnold and John Mackey. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 20 - Astronomy Night at Space Science Center
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center holds an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing Saturday, Nov. 20 at the center, 701 Front Ave. The program is free and opens with a 7 p.m. planetarium presentation followed by telescope viewing at 8 p.m. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.


ONGOING

‘Degrees of Density’ Exhibition
Columbus State’s Department of Art presents Degrees of Density: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles through Nov. 20 in the Corn Center for the Arts' Illges Gallery.  Curator Marilyn Symmes of Rutgers University selected 54 contemporary drawings for the show based on fundamental elements of nature from the Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, which specializes in contemporary drawings and works on paper. The Kentler gallery is owned and operated by Columbus native Florence Neal. Illges Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon-8 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.  For more information, call 706-507-8300.