CSU Happenings for Nov. 18-28, 2011

Nov. 17-20 – CSU Theatre Production: Three Sisters

Columbus State’s Department of Theatre presents Three Sisters at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 17-19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at Theatre on the Park’s Mainstage. Anton Chekov’s play follows three young Russian 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. 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. The performance will include music, visual media and spoken dialogue, as well as interaction with the audience. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to 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 – Jam Your Way to Fitness, Health Fair

Columbus State’s Department of Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science presents Jam Your Way to Fitness, a health fair, from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Calhoun County Middle and High School. The health fair begins at 8 a.m. with the Fun Run/Walk/Stroller Roll. The event also includes a live DJ, door prizes, free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, nutrition information, free samples and the Move to Improve Awards, featuring guest speaker Scott Rigsby, a Camilla, Ga., native who became the first double amputee to complete the 140.6-mile Ironman World Championship Triathlon. Admission is free. For more information, contact Paula Walker at walker_paula@ColumbusState.edu, Shakendra Strafford at strafford_shakendra@ColumbusState.edu or Susannah Cowart at 229-725-2168.

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 the Double Reed Day concert 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. on 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.

Nov. 22 – Project Learning Tree Presentation
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents Project Learning Tree at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Are you an educator, parent or Scout leader who wants to teach students about the environment? Project Learning Tree is an internationally recognized environmental education curriculum that enhances critical thinking, problem-solving and effective decision-making skills. Each participant will receive a PreK-8 guide featuring 96 multi-disciplinary activities tailored to specific grade levels and learning objectives. RSVP required. Admission is $20 and includes lunch and all materials. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Nov. 23-27 – Thanksgiving Holiday
Columbus State closes in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no classes from Nov. 23-27, and campus offices will close from Nov. 24-27.

Nov. 26 – NCAA Women’s Basketball
Columbus State’s women’s basketball team plays Fort Valley State at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for non-CSU students and free for ages 5 and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with I.D. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://CSUCougars.com.

Nov. 27 – NCAA Women’s Basketball
Columbus State’s women’s basketball team plays Albany State at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for non-CSU students and free for ages 5 and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with I.D. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://CSUCougars.com.

Nov. 28 – Wendy Warner, Cello Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents CSU faculty cellist Wendy Warner at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. This LegacyLive! series performance is headlined by Warner and will include French music from Poulenc and Franck’s sonatas for cello and piano. Wendy is joined by faculty artists Yien Wang, piano; Lisa Oberlander, clarinet; and Zoran Jakovcic, viola. Faculty composer Fred Cohen’s new work for clarinet, viola, cello and piano Á propos de l’amité, will be premiered. Warner's appointment to the artist faculty of the Schwob School of Music has been made possible in part by a gift from Leah D. Hamer and George S. Hamer. Admission is $20. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.