CSU Happenings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2011

Nov. 29-Dec. 10 – Senior Thesis Art Exhibition
Columbus State’s Department of Art presents Senior Thesis Exhibition through Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Corn Center for Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery. The artwork includes paintings, photographs, printmaking, drawings, videos, performance and sculpture. The gallery is located at 6 West 10th Street. Enter on Front Avenue. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/art.

Nov. 30 – Undergraduate Admissions Application Deadline
Columbus State will accept applications for undergraduate admissions in spring 2012 through Wednesday, Nov. 30. For more information, call 706-507-8800 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/admissions.

Dec. 1 – Research Presentation: The Chattahoochee Fall Line Project
Columbus State’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences presents students Michelle Elmore and Rob Adington, discussing their research, titled "The Chattahoochee Fall Line Project – Research, Relationships and Restoration," at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in LeNoir Hall 103. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8099 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/ess.

Dec. 1 – Military History Month Lecture on the Geography of War
Columbus State’s Department of History and Geography presents Anne K. Knowles, a Middlebury College professor, lecturing on "Gettysburg to Auschwitz: New Mappings of Wartime" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Center for Commerce and Technology auditorium. Knowles is regarded as a pioneer in bridging the cross-disciplinary gap between history and geography, specifically by applying geospatial methods to historical research and teaching. She’s the author of Past Time, Past Place: GIS for History (2002) and Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS Are Changing Historical Scholarship (2008). The lecture, sponsored in part by the Hallock Foundation’s funding of a military history program at CSU, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dan Crosswell, CSU’s Colonel Richard P. Hallock Distinguished University Chair in Military History, at crosswell_daniel@ColumbusState.edu or 706-507-8361.

Dec. 1 – World AIDS Day Lecture by Best-Selling Author
Best-selling author J.L. King will speak on “Women and HIV” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in CSU’s Davidson Student Center as part of a World AIDS Day observance organized by CSU’s health science program and Eta Sigma Gamma, the university’s  health science honor society. King’s debut nonfiction book, On the Down Low (2004), appeared on the New York Times best-seller list for more than 30 consecutive weeks, landing him a seat on the Oprah Winfrey Show. King's latest book is A Healing Guide for Women Who Need Understanding. For more on the author, visit http://www.jlking.net/. For more on CSU activities related to World AIDS Day, contact Dr. Paula Walker, associate professor of health science, at walker_paula@ColumbusState.edu. A $2 admission will be charged for King’s talk.

Dec. 1 – CSU Wind Orchestra  Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Wind Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The orchestra’s final concert of the semester presents music based on folk songs and dances. Donald Grantham’s Southern Harmony opens the concert, followed by Shostakovich’s Folk Dances.  A staple of the wind repertoire, Vaughan Williams’ English Folk Song Suite, continues the journey of the folk song, winding next through Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon by Percy Grainger. Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music brings the concert to a close. Conducting will be Jamie L. Nix, director of wind ensemble activities. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Dec. 2 – World AIDS Day Lecture by CDC Health Scientist
A Centers for Disease Control physician and health scientist, Dr. Jane Gidudu Nsubuga, will speak at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in CSU’s Stanley Hall, discussing the "Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS: the Successes/Challenges of Current Treatment." The Ugandan-born scientist, formerly of the World Health Organization, will also offer a global perspective on HIV-AIDS, also focusing on a Uganda-based case study. She will join CSU faculty for a panel discussion following her talk, which is part of a World AIDS Day observance organized by CSU’s health science program and Eta Sigma Gamma, the university’s  health science honor society. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more on CSU activities related to World AIDS Day, contact Dr. Paula Walker, associate professor of health science, at walker_paula@ColumbusState.edu.

Dec. 2 – NCAA Women’s Basketball
Columbus State’s women’s basketball team plays West Florida 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for non-CSU students and free for ages 5 and younger and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://CSUCougars.com.

Dec. 2 – CSU Wind Ensemble Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The ensemble’s final fall concert includes guest conductors Kevin Sedatole, director of bands at Michigan State University, and Jerry Junkin, director of bands at the University of Texas at Austin. Faculty artists Lisa Oberlander and Yien Wang are featured in Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs. The program begins with Juilliard composition chair Robert Beaser’s Manhattan Roll and continues with a brass fanfare by Takemitsu, Debussy’s The Engulfed Cathedral piano work, transcribed for band, Hahn’s Le Bal de Beatrice d’Este, Jonathan Newman’s As the Scent of Spring Rain and closes with a collection of Cajun/French songs by composer Donald Grantham, J’ai ete au bal (I went to the dance). Jamie L. Nix, director of wind ensemble activities, conducts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Dec. 2-3 – CSU Theatre Production: The Toys Take Over Christmas
Columbus State’s Department of Theatre presents The Toys Take Over Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at CSU’s Riverside Theatre Complex, formerly known as Theatre on the Park Mainstage. This seasonal favorite follows the adventures of Sunny, a cheerful, inquisitive rag doll brought to life by the Toymaker, whose toy shop is filled with living toys. The selfish Toymaker refuses to sell or give the toys away, preferring to keep his creations to himself. Then Sunny makes an astonishing discovery that divides the loyalties of her newfound friends and jeopardizes the Toymaker's claim to be the "Greatest Toymaker in the World." Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and active-duty military, $5 for children 12 and younger and 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.

Dec. 3 – Oxbow Meadows Holiday Open House
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. 'Tis the season for sustainable gift giving! Kick off the holiday season at Oxbow Meadows, where they will have an entire day of eco-friendly holiday cheer including a wreath-making class, photos with Santa and his woodland friends, and environmentally responsible gifts for sale. Admission varies for each event. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Dec. 3 – NCAA Men’s Basketball
Columbus State’s men’s basketball team plays West Georgia 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 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 ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://CSUCougars.com.

Dec. 3 – Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Columbus State’s Department of Art presents the opening reception for Senior Thesis Exhibition from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Corn Center for Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery. The gallery is located at 6 West 10th St. Enter on Front Avenue. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/art.

Dec. 4 – Choral Union Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Choral Union at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The Choral Union presents Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Rutter’s Gloria for organ and brass. Both works feature faculty organist Joseph Golden and the hall’s Jordan Organ. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Dec. 4 – CSU Guitar Chamber Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a CSU guitar chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Students of the guitar studio perform works from the solo guitar repertoire from the Renaissance through today. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Dec. 5 – Classes End
Columbus State’s final day of classes for the fall 2011 semester.

Dec. 5 – CSU Philharmonic Orchestra
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The philharmonic's fourth concert of the season pulls two masterworks together. First, Felix Mendelssohn's Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream is presented with narration. After intermission, the orchestra performs Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. Paul Hostetter, CSU’s Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair for Orchestral Activities, conducts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

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