CSU Happenings for Nov. 20-28

NOV. 20 - International Food, Entertainment, Fashion Programs
Columbus State will close its International Education Week celebration with a pair of programs Friday. An “International Fun and Food Fest” is slated for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the International House at the corner of University Avenue and Clearview Circle. At 6 p.m., an “International Fashion and Dance Review” will be staged in the Cougar Lounge on the Davidson Student Center’s second floor. These programs are free. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

NOV. 20-22 - CSU Theatre Staging Cloud Nine
Columbus State Theatre is staging British playwright Caryl Churchill’s comedy Cloud Nine through the weekend at CSU Theatre on the Park Mainstage in downtown Columbus. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Directed by professor Becky Becker, the play’s first act satirizes the late-19th century British Empire and the repressive nature of the Victorian family. The second act shows what could happen when the restrictions of both the genre of comedy and Victorian ideology are loosened in a more permissive society. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni and free for CSU faculty-staff (limit two) and students (limit one). For more information, call the theatre box office at 706-507-8444.

NOV. 20 - CSU Wind Orchestra and Choral Union
The CSU Wind Orchestra and Choral Union will perform 7 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall as part of the Schwob School of Music’s 13th Annual Conductors Workshop. Wind Ensemble guest conductors Allan McMurray (University of Colorado) and Mark Scatterday (Eastman School of Music) will join Robert Rumbelow for a program featuring works by Grainger, Schuman, Laurisden, and the world premiere of a major composition by Christopher Theofanidis. Vocal soloists for the Theofanidis piece are soprano Michelle DeBruyn, tenor Andrew Skoog and baritone David Grogan. The concert is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 21 - NCAA Co-Ed Rifle Competition: Thanksgiving Classic
Columbus State’s NCAA Division I Co-Ed Rifle squad will host and compete in the inaugural Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Fort Benning’s Army Marksmanship Unit. The competition begins 9 a.m. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

NOV. 21 - Visitation Day for Prospective Students
Columbus State will hold a Visitation Day for prospective students and their parents starting 9 a.m. Saturday at the Lumpkin Center. Participants will tour the university, view student apartments, get insight from current CSU students, speak with professors, attend a social event with CSU student organizations and dine in the CSU Cougar Café. For more information or to register, go to http://www.visit.colstate.edu or call 706-507-8800.

NOV. 21 - Astronomy Night
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will host a free Astronomy Night program Saturday at the center, 701 Front Ave. A planetarium presentation at 5 p.m. is followed by stargazing and planet viewing at 6 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.ccssc.org or call 706-649-1470.

NOV. 21 - NCAA Co-Ed Rifle Competition: Thanksgiving Classic
Columbus State’s NCAA Division I Co-Ed Rifle squad will host and compete in the inaugural Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday at Fort Benning’s Army Marksmanship Unit. The competition begins 9 a.m. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

NOV. 22 — Guest Clarinetist Robert Spring
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a performance by Robert Spring, described as “one of this country's most sensitive and talented clarinetists” (Arizona Republic), 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Spring, from the Arizona State University music faculty, will be joined by CSU pianist Yien Wang. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 23 - CSU Guitar and Flute Recital
Students from the studios of professors Andrée Martin (flute) Andrew Zohn (guitar) will perform duos from the flute and guitar repertoire 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 24 - CSU Blood Drive
Columbus State University will host a blood drive 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Davidson Student Center Columbus Room. Participation is open to the public. To set an appointment go to http:// www.givelife.org.

NOV. 25-27 - CSU to Close for Furlough, Holiday
Columbus State will close Wednesday — the result of a furlough day — and remain closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

NOV. 27-28 - NCAA Women’s Basketball: Jack Hughston Classic
Columbus State’s women’s basketball squad will host and compete in the Jack Hughston Classic Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27-28 at the Lumpkin Center. The match-ups include CSU and Tusculum (7:30 p.m. Friday), Georgia College and State and Tusculum (2 p.m. Saturday) and CSU and Carson Newman (4 p.m. Saturday). Daily Lumpkin Center 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, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.