CSU Happenings for Nov. 16-23

NOV. 16 - NCAA Basketball: CSU Men’s Home Opener
CSU will host Shaw University at 1 p.m. Friday 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. 16 – Visiting Expert to Speak on ‘Global Warming and Infectious Diseases’
Dr. John Sinnott, a leading expert on infectious diseases, will speak on “Global Warming and Emerging Trends in Infectious Diseases” at 1 p.m. Friday in the International House at 6 Clearview Circle. The program is free and presented by CSU’s Center for International Education. Sinnott, a 1974 CSU biology graduate, is currently a professor of medicine and associate dean of international affairs at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He also is editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Infections in Medicine and recently was appointed senior advisor to the Secretary of Health as part of Florida’s Bioterrorism Initiative. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

NOV. 16-17 – 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 Friday and Saturday in the Lumpkin Center. The match-ups are Georgia College and State vs. Shorter (5:30 p.m. Friday), CSU vs. Lees-McRae (7:30 p.m. Friday), Georgia College and State vs. Lees-McRae (2 p.m. Saturday) and CSU vs. Shorter (4 p.m. Saturday). 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. 16 and 18 – NCAA Women’s Soccer Division II Regional Finals
Columbus State University (19-3-1) will face top-seeded Tusculum (15-6) at 7 p.m. Friday at the CSU soccer complex in the second of two NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer regional championship games. Earlier, at 4:30 p.m., Tampa (17-2-2) will play Montevallo (15-7). The winners will face each other at 1 p.m. Sunday in a NCAA Quarterfinal match to decide which team goes to the Final Four, set for Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Orange Beach, Ala.

Tickets at the CSU soccer complex are $7 for adults, $4 for students to age 12, $2 for ages 4-11, and kids 3 and younger are admitted free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

NOV. 16-17 - Concert to Open Annual Conductors Workshop
The CSU Wind Ensemble’s 7 p.m. performance on Friday in Legacy Hall will officially open the 11th annual Conductors Workshop at RiverCenter. Joining Professor Robert Rumbelow as a workshop clinician are guest conductors James F. Keene (University of Illinois) and Jack Delaney (Southern Methodist University). The workshop will run through Saturday night and feature conducting sessions, lectures and panel discussions. For more information on the workshop, call 706-649-7252 or 649-7225.

Friday’s concert will feature the trio of conductors leading the wind ensemble through works by Thomas, Holst, Milhaud and “Music for Prague 1968” by Karel Husa. Concert admission is $5 and free for faculty, staff and students with CSU ID. For tickets, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612.

NOV. 16-18 – Theatre Production ‘The Visit’ Continues
CSU Theatre’s adaptation of the tragic comedy “The Visit” continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at CSU Theatre on the Park in downtown Columbus. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni. CSU students, faculty and staff are admitted free with CSU ID. Call 706-507-8444 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/tickets.htm.

NOV. 17 – Astronomy Night
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program on Saturday at the center, 701 Front Ave. in Columbus. The program will open with a 7 p.m. planetarium presentation followed by planet viewing and stargazing at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

NOV. 18 - Student Guitar Recitals
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present student guitar recitals on Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Performers will be James Terrell at 6 p.m. and Andrew Clark and Blake Westeufeld at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 19 – Student Tuba Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student tuba recital by Brandon Blackburn at 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 19 – Flute and Guitar Studio Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a Flute and Guitar Studio Recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 20 – Student Oboe Recitals
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present separate student oboe recitals on Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Sarah Bradley will perform at 6 p.m., followed by Jason Williams at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 22-23 - CSU to Close for Thanksgiving
CSU offices will close Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Students also have off Wednesday, Nov. 21.