CSU Happenings for Nov. 3-10

NOV. 3 - Miss CSU Pageant to Mark 10th Anniversary
The 10th annual Miss CSU scholarship pageant is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 in Fine Arts Hall auditorium. Contestants will compete for a $1,000 first-prize scholarship provided by the CSU Alumni Association and will go on to compete for the Miss Georgia title. Tickets are $10 or $13 for admission and a commemorative program. For more information, call 706-649-2632.

NOV. 4 – CSU to Host PBC Women’s Soccer Championship Match
CSU will host the 2007 Peach Belt Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament championship match at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the CSU Soccer Complex. Admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (including non-CSU students); and free for ages five and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, go to http://www.csucougars.com.

NOV. 4 - Guest Saxophonist to Perform
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a concert by tenor saxophonist Stephen Pollock at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Pollock is a founding member of the New Century Saxophone Quartet. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 5 – Leading Graphic Novel-Comics Publisher to Give Talk
Chris Staros, publisher of Top Shelf Productions, will speak on “The History and Business of Comics” at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 in Carpenters Hall at 4 9th Street in downtown Columbus. The program is free and open to the public and sponsored by CSU’s Department of Art.

Top Shelf is a critically acclaimed independent press publishers of literary graphic novels and comics. Staros also is president of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the non-profit organization founded in 1986 to protect the First Amendment rights of the comics community. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

NOV. 5 – International Film Screening: ‘El Norte’
CSU’s Center for International Education will screen “El Norte” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 in the International House. The 1983 film is an adventure-drama about two indigenous youths who flee ethnic and political persecution in Guatemala to Mexico, then Los Angeles. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

NOV. 7 - An Evening of Readings by Mylene Dressler
Columbus State University's Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians presents an evening of readings by author Mylène Dressler at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Columbus Public Library. The event is free.

Dressler, CSU’s 2007 Marguerite and Lamar Smith Writing Fellow, has published three novels, The Floodmakers, The Deadwood Beetle and The Medusa Tree, plus a number of nonfiction scholarly works. As the fellowship’s second recipient, Dressler is working on a new novel this fall while residing in McCullers’ childhood home on Stark Avenue. For more information, call 706-568-2054.

NOV. 8 – Student Piano Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by pianist Kimberly Rice at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 8 – Local-History Series to Cover Civil War
CSU will stage a forum, “The Civil War in Georgia,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Port Columbus Civil War Museum. Anne Bailey, a history professor at Georgia College and State University and the author of War and Ruin: William T. Sherman and the Savannah Campaign, will speak on “Sherman’s March.” Also, CSU history professor Virginia Causey will speak on “Wilson’s Raid” and guide a related bus tour of Civil War-related locations on Saturday, Nov. 10. The tour will depart from the Columbus Public Library at 10 a.m.

The program is part of the second “Red Clay, White Water and Blues” series that examines the history of Columbus and the surrounding region. For more information, visit http://history.colstate.edu/program.asp, write Causey at Causey_Virginia@ColumbusState.edu or call 706-327-5932.

NOV. 8 – Federal Judge to Speak on National Security Issues
U.S. District Court Judge Sterling Johnson will speak on “The Role of the Courts in National Security” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in Blanchard Hall at CSU’s Cunningham Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Johnson, who serves the eastern district of New York, also is a former commissioner of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the agency charged with developing federal sentencing policies and practices. He has dealt with numerous national security cases, including the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center. His CSU appearance marks the opening of the university’s Hallock Lecture Series. For more information, call 706-565-7875.

NOV. 8 - Concert to Feature ‘Choral Collage’
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a “Choral Collage Concert,” to commemorate All Saints, honor veterans and celebrate the season of Advent, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Professor Constantina Tsolainou, the Paul S. and Jean R. Amos Faculty Chair in Music, will conduct the CSU Chamber Singers, Women’s Vocal Ensemble and Choral Union in the performance. Admission is $5 and free for faculty, staff and students with CSU ID. For tickets, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 10 – NCAA Women’s Basketball Exhibition
CSU’s women’s basketball squad will host Piedmont College for an exhibition game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is free. For more information call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com.

NOV. 10 – Astronomy Night at Roosevelt State Park
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and include planet viewing and stargazing. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

NOV. 10 – Student Brass Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a recital by a student ensemble, the Chattahoochee Brass Quintet, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.