CSU Happenings for Nov. 14-22

NOV. 14 - Student Piano Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by pianist Kimberly Rice at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 14 – Expert to Speak on Georgia’s Important Bird Areas
Charlie Muise, coordinator of Georgia ‘s Important Bird Area Conservation program, will give a talk at 7 p.m. Friday in Stanley Hall 205. The program will cover the state’s 49 Important Bird Areas, including Fort Benning, which is home to the Bachman’s sparrow and red-cockaded woodpecker. Muise also will talk about factors making a location “important for wild birds.” The event, presented by CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, is free and open to public. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

NOV. 14 and 16 - CSU to Host NCAA Women’s Soccer Regional Games
Columbus State University will host first and second round games in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional finals for women’s soccer on Friday and Sunday at the Walden Soccer Complex on the CSU campus.

Action opens with Georgia College (13-2-4) vs. Catawba (14-4-2) at 7 p.m. Friday. The winner of this match will face top-seeded CSU (19-3-1) at 1 p.m Sunday.

Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for students (age 13 to college w/ID), and $2 for children age 4-12.

Meanwhile in Jefferson City, Tenn., second-seeded Carson Newman will host the other Southeast regional bracket. Winners from both sites will advance to the regional finals and quarterfinal rounds Nov. 21 and 23 in Winter Park, Fla.

For more information, go to http://www.csucougars.com or call 706-568-2204.

NOV. 15 - Reservation Deadline for Nov. 18 ‘Career Planning Event’
Saturday is the deadline to reserve a seat for an upcoming “Career Planning Event” set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at CSU’s Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center.

The free event is designed for working professionals interested in continuing their education, active duty military and their spouses, prospective graduate students and those interested in a career degree or online, weekend and evening programs. Professors and career-planning pros will discuss all degree options, Financial aid and admissions counselors also will be on hand. To reserve a seat online, go to www.colstate.edu/careerplanning. For more information, call 706-507-8849.

NOV. 15 – Bird Banding Workshop at Oxbow Meadows
CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will stage a bird banding demonstration from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus.

Charlie Muise, coordinator of Georgia’S Important Bird Area conservation program, will put up his mist nets and catch some of Oxbow’s wild birds for “bird in the hand” looks at northern cardinals, Carolina wrens, American goldfinches, mourning doves, downy woodpeckers, red-bellied woodpeckers, tufted titmice, mockingbirds and more. Guests are invited to bring cameras advised to dress for the weather. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children (ages 10 and under). For more information call 706-687-4090.

NOV. 15-16 – NCAA Women’s Basketball: CSU Tip-Off Classic
CSU’s women’s basketball squad will compete with three other teams in the CSU Tip-Off Classic on Saturday and Sunday in the Lumpkin Center. The match-ups are Georgia College and State vs. Mobile College (1 p.m. Saturday), CSU vs. Tougaloo College (3 p.m. Saturday), Georgia College and State vs. Tougaloo College (1 p.m. Sunday) and CSU vs. Mobile College (4 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, go to http://www.csucougars.com.

NOV. 15 – Guest Bass Trombone Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a recital by bass trombonist Jonathan Warburton at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Warburton, one of England’s leading bass trombone soloists, will present standard bass trombone repertoire and new works originally written for him. General admission is $10; $7 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and $5 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.

NOV. 16 - Student Clarinet Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by clarinetist Andrew Leverette at 3 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 16 – Percussion Ensemble to Perform
The CSU Percussion Ensemble will present its annual fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program includes Eric Moe’s “I Have Only One Itching Desire,” based on the drumming from the Jimi Hendrix song “Fire,” a couple of xylophone rags (solos) from the 1920s, featuring soloists Diana Trefi and Kelsey Adams, several world premieres by composer Jim David, including “Locomotive Gerion” for percussion orchestra and solo saxophone, featuring CSU professor Amy Griffiths. The ensemble will close with Frank Zappa’s “The Black Page.”

General admission is $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.

NOV. 16 - Student Tuba Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student tuba recital by Justin Worley at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 17 – Horn Choir to Perform
The CSU Horn Choir, directed by Kristen Hansen, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

Nov. 18 - ‘Career Planning Event’
CSU will stage a “Career Planning Event” set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. The free event is designed for working professionals interested in continuing their education, active duty military and their spouses, prospective graduate students and those interested in a career degree or online, weekend and evening programs. Professors and career-planning pros will discuss all degree options, Financial aid and admissions counselors also will be on hand. For more information, call 706-507-8849.

NOV. 18 – Classical Guitarist Manuel Barrueco to Perform
Internationally recognized classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The Cuba-born Barrueco has performed in solo concerts and as an orchestral soloist in major concert venues worldwide. His concert at CSU marks his first Columbus appearance and is part of the Schwob School of Music’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.

NOV. 19 - NCAA Basketball: CSU Men’s Home Opener
CSU will host Carver Bible College University at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lumpkin Center, marking the season’s first home game for the men’s basketball squad. 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, go to http://www.csucougars.com.

NOV. 19 - Student Violin Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by violinist Cristina Madruga at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 20 - Music Professor to Open ‘Last Lecture’ Series
CSU music professor Kristen Hansen will give a talk titled “Use More Air” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. The event, which will close with a 7 p.m. reception, is free and open to the public and opens the CSU Student Government Association’s Last Lecture Series.

The series is inspired by, and named after, a famous 2007 speech by the late Randy Pausch. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, the Carnegie Mellon computer science professor conceived and delivered a final lecture, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” which became known as “The Last Lecture,” adapted later into a New York Times best-selling book by the same title. Like Pausch, CSU’s SGA has framed its lecture series around the hypothetical “final talk” concept, based on the question, “What wisdom would you try to impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance?” For more information, call the SGA office at 706-568-2403.

NOV. 20 – Guest Speaker: ‘Art, Entertainment and the Infosphere’
CSU’s Department of Art will host a lecture, “Art, Entertainment and the Infosphere,” by University of Georgia art professor Mark Callahan at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 in Carpenters Hall, 4 West 9th St., on CSU’s RiverPark campus. Callahan is the artistic director of ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. His talk at CSU is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

NOV. 20 – CSU Wind Orchestra to Perform
The CSU Wind Orchestra will perform a variety of original works for the wind band through the 20th Century at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program will include standards such as Grainger’s “Irish Tune from County Derry” and new works such as John Mackey’s “Undertow.” General admission is $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.

NOV. 21-22 - Annual Conductors Workshop
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will hold its 12th annual Conductors Workshop on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22 at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The workshop targets conductors of all levels, with limited spots for full participation ($175) and unlimited room for auditors ($90). The clinicians are Gary Green, professor of music and director of bands for the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami; H. Robert Reynolds, principal conductor of the wind ensemble at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California; and Robert W. Rumbelow, in his 13th year as conductor and director of wind ensemble activities for CSU’s Schwob School of Music. For more information, call 706-649-7252 or 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu/windensemble/conductors_workshop.asp.

NOV. 21 – Conductors Workshop Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present its 12th annual Conductors Workshop Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. World-renowned conductors Gary Green and H. Robert Reynolds will join CSU’s Robert Rumbelow on the podium with the CSU Wind Ensemble. General admission is $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.

NOV. 20-23 – CSU Theatre to Stage ‘Boy Gets Girl’
CSU Theatre will stage “Boy Gets Girl,” a psychological chiller about romance gone wrong, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at CSU Theatre on the Park, Mainstage. The production contains strong language and adult situations. Ticket prices are $15 adults; $13 seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni; and free for CSU faculty and staff (limit two) and CSU students (limit one). For more information, call 706-507-8400 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/productions.asp.

NOV. 22 - Astronomy Night
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing starting 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.