CSU Happenings for Nov. 6-14

NOV. 6 - NCAA Rifle Competition
The Columbus State co-ed rifle squad hosts the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for an NCAA air rifle competition 9 a.m. Saturday at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning. For more information, call 706-568-2204.

NOV. 6 - Astronomy Night at Providence Canyon

Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center holds an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing Saturday, Nov. 6 at Providence Canyon State Park near Lumpkin in Stewart County. The program is free and opens at 7 p.m. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

NOV. 7 - Holiday Workshop: ‘Art of Leaf Pressing’
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a holiday workshop, “The Art of Leaf Pressing: Holiday Gifts Inspired by Nature,” 2 p.m. Sunday at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Participants can take home their arrangements. Space is limited and participation is open to ages 11 and older. A $20 fee per person covers all materials. To reserve a space or for more information, call 706-687-4090.

NOV. 7 - Tuba and Euphonium Studio Concert

Schwob School of Music students from the studio of Columbus State Professor Andrew Miller perform works from the tuba and euphonium repertoire 7:30 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 8 - NCAA Basketball at Auburn
The Columbus State men’s basketball squad travels to Auburn University to face the Tigers 8 p.m. EST, Monday. CSU shuttle buses for students, faculty and staff will depart for the game at 5:45 p.m. from the Lumpkin Center and 6:15 p.m. from RiverPark campus at 10th and Broadway. Shuttle reservations  can be made via e-mail to brock_caitlyn@ColumbusState.edu or by signing up in Davidson 279.

NOV. 8 - CSU Jazz Ensembles

The CSU Jazz Ensembles, directed by professor Alexander Pershounin, perform 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. The program will include selections from classic swing to contemporary fusion. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 9 - Composer to Speak about Adaptation of McCullers’ The Sojourner’
Visiting composer Jonathan Schwabe will give a talk about his chamber opera adaptation of Carson McCullers’ short story The Sojourner 7 p.m. Tuesday in room 1716 of RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The story is about a middle-aged Georgia man, who after experiencing divorce and the death of his father, takes a hard introspective look at his life. Schwabe, a music theory and composition professor at the University of Northern Iowa, premiered the opera at the Maud Powell Music Festival in Illinois. His CSU lecture is free and co-sponsored by the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians and the Schwob School of Music. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobschool@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 10, 14 - NCAA Women’s Basketball
The Columbus State women’s basketball squad competes in the following home games in the Lumpkin Center:
• LaGrange College, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10
• Barry University (Fla.), 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14
For more information, call 706-568-2204.

NOV. 10 - Classical Guitar, Flute Duo from Italy to Perform

Columbus Sate’s Schwob School of Music presents a virtuoso guitar and flute duo from Italy, Donato D'Antonio and Vanni Montanari, in concert 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 11 - LegacyLive Series: Pianist Alexander Kobrin

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the debut concert of international award-winning faculty pianist Alexander Kobrin, The L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. His CSU performance is part of the LegacyLive concert series. Admission prices are $20, $15 for faculty and staff, and $10 for students. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 12 - Art Open House and Sale
Columbus State students and alumni will display and sell their work — ceramics, paintings, drawings, prints, photography and sculpture — as the Department of Art holds its second annual Studio Open House and Student Art Sale 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts on CSU’s RiverPark campus. Proceeds will benefit students by offsetting textbook costs and related course expenses. The open house and sale also will feature live music by the CSU Jazz Band and refreshments. Friends of Art — community leaders, alumni and others who donate and raise funds supporting CSU's art department — have an opportunity for an exclusive sneak peek of the artwork prior to the open house, from 4-6 p.m. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or 706-507-8313.

NOV. 12 - Concerto Competition

Columbus State music majors compete in the Schwob School of Music’s annual Concert Competition starting 1:30 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Legacy. Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 12 - Reading by Soldier-Poet Brian Turner

Award-winning poet and U.S. Army combat veteran Brian Turner will read from his work 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 in CSU's Theatre on the Park. His seven years of military service included deployment in Bosnia-Herzegovinia (1999-2000) and later as an infantry team leader in Iraq, from which he recounted experiences through his debut book of poetry, Here, Bullet, a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection and winner of the 2007 Poet’s Prize among other awards. A follow-up collection from Turner, Phantom Noise, was published this year. His CSU appearance is a Georgia Poetry Circuit event, hosted by the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4021.

NOV. 12 - Chamber Singers and Concert Chorale

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music  presents the Chamber Singers and Concert Chorale in a performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Directed by professor Constantina Tsolainou, the Paul S. and Jean R. Amos Distinguished Chair in Music, the program will feature choral works inspired by literature, poetry and drama, including “Three Choruses” from Alice in Wonderland, “French Choruses” from the play The Lark, “Five Negro Spirituals” from the oratorio A Child of our Time, the “Gloria” from Dominick Argento’s opera Masque of Angels and a choral setting of John Dryden’s poem “Fair Iris I Love” adapted by Kirke Mechem from his opera Tartuffe. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 13 - Ensemble Reprises Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense

The CSU Popular Music Ensemble, Schwob School of Music student artists directed by professor Matthew McCabe, will recreate the music and imagery of the Talking Heads' concert film Stop Making Sense 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. The program’s music will be complemented by video projection, lighting and various movements and theatrics. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 13 - Nature Walk at Oxbow Meadows

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a free, guided nature walk beginning 8 a.m. to identify plants, birds and other wildlife on the Oxbow Meadows’ wetland trails. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

NOV. 13 - Communitywide Yard Sale at Oxbow Meadows

Columbus State University’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center celebrates America Recycles Day with a communitywide yard sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 13 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Activities will include games and crafts for kids  and recycling tips covering  cardboard,  cell phone batteries and more. The event is free. To reserve a table for selling items, or for more information, call 706-687-4090.

NOV. 13 - Speaker at Oxbow Meadows to Cover ‘Uganda and Victoria Falls’

Columbus physician and outdoors hobbyist Morton Berenson will give a talk, “Uganda and Victoria Falls,” for the next Lynn Haven Wildlife Garden Club meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Admission is free and open to anyone 16 and older. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

ONGOING

‘Degrees of Density’ Exhibition
Columbus State’s Department of Art presents Degrees of Density: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles through Nov. 20 in the Corn Center for the Arts' Illges Gallery.  Curator Marilyn Symmes of Rutgers University selected 54 contemporary drawings for the show based on fundamental elements of nature from the Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, which specializes in contemporary drawings and works on paper. The Kentler gallery is owned and operated by Columbus native Florence Neal. Illges Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon-8 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.  For more information, call 706-507-8300.

Rankin Arts Photography Exhibition

Columbus State is hosting a photography exhibition, “First Light,” through Nov. 15 by faculty and students of CSU’s Continuing Education digital photography program. The exhibition is in the Rankin Arts Photography Gallery on the second floor of The Rankin, 104 Broadway. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 4-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday or by appointment. Call 706-641-7144 for more information.