CSU Happenings for Nov. 27-Dec. 5

NOV. 27-28 - Holiday Closing
Columbus State University will close for business Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

DEC. 1 - World AIDS Day Fundraiser
Columbus State’s chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma, the national honorary for health education, will commemorate World AIDS Day with a program of information and entertainment for all ages from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 in the Davidson Student Center auditorium. The featured speaker will be Tanesha Burley, regional resource coordinator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Atlanta. Performers will include Columbus State’s official dance squad, Versatile, and Jelani Jackson, a 17-year-old R&B, pop and jazz artist. Jackson, who has studied at CSU , has composed theme music for local radio programs and independently produced three compilations of original songs sold through online distributors including CD Baby and DigStation.

Donations will be collected at the door to support the Ryan White consortia and District Clinical Services programs helping Columbus-area HIV patients. From noon-1:30 p.m. the same day, Eta Sigma members also will sell hot dogs at the Whitley Clock Tower as part of the fundraiser. For more information, call 706-568-2485.

DEC. 1 - Student Flute Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by flutist Laura Canelo 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.

DEC. 2 – ‘Violating Sanctions’ Lecture Series: Syria
American activist and journalist Kelly Hayes-Raitt will share and discuss stories from Iraqi refugees, who she recently interviewed in Syria, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Columbus State’s Schwob Library. The lecture is the fourth in the series “Violating Sanctions: An American Women’s Listening Tour through the Axis of Evil” by Hayes-Raitt, the CSU McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians’ 2008 Marguerite and Lamar Smith Writing Fellow. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706 565-4021.

DEC. 2 - Open House for CSU Alumni
The Columbus State Alumni Association will host an open house and cocktail buffet for CSU alumni and their guests from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. This networking event will include an opportunity to meet CSU President Tim Mescon. Business casual attire is suggested and admission is $10 per person. For reservations and more information, call 706-565-4100.

DEC. 2 - Constitution Lecture Series: ‘Civil Liberties and Civil Rights’
Columbus State and the One Columbus E. PLURIBUS UNUM committee present “Civil Liberties and Civil Rights” as the next topic in a four-part lecture series about the U.S.Constitution, from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Columbus State’s Center for Commerce and Technology, room 237. The program is free and open to the public.

Columbus State political science professors are presenting the lectures as part of the series, “The Constitution Then and Now: What it Means to Us and Why,” to address the Constitution’s history and the federal-style government it produced, plus the development of civil liberties and civil rights and what Americans should expect from their government in the future. Copies of the Constitution are provided to participants. For more information, call Rabbi Max Roth at 706-596-8005.

DEC. 2 - Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia: ‘Fall Musicale’
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present “Fall Musicale,” by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a CSU student ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

DEC. 4 - CSU Jazz Band and Jazz Combo
The Columbus State’s Jazz Band and Jazz Combo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Professor Shirantha Beddage will direct the ensembles through a program of traditional and contemporary works by Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Maria Schneider and others. 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.

DEC. 5 - Student Violin Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by violinist Sara Beth Flink at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

DEC. 5 - Senior Acting Recital
Columbus State’s Department of Theatre will present a senior acting recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 in the Theatre and Art Complex’s studio theatre on the RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. Students Ethan Everett, Katie Truett and Michael Whitten will perform. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-507-8415.

DEC. 5 - Empire Brass Master Class
Empire Brass, noted for a repertoire ranging from Bach and Handel to jazz and Broadway, will present a master class at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall The quintet has performed regularly around North America, Asia and Europe and has a series of best-selling recordings. The program, presented by Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

DEC. 6 - ‘Legacy Live’ Concert: Empire Brass with CSU Vocalists
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present Empire Brass in a “Legacy Live” series concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is $20. For tickets, including discount information, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For additional information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

DEC. 6 - Student Violin Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by violinist Anjuli Coe at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

DEC. 6 - Astronomy Night
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. The program will open with a 6 p.m. planetarium presentation, followed by planet viewing and stargazing at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-1470.