CSU Happenings for Nov. 9-17

NOV. 9, 11 – NCAA Women’s Soccer Division II Regional
CSU will host regional games for the 2007 NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Championship beginning Friday night at the CSU Complex. CSU (17-3-1), as the No. 3 seed, will take on No. 6 seed Queens University (7-10-1) of Charlotte, N.C., winner of the Carolinas-Virginia Conference tournament, at 7 p.m. Friday. The winner of Friday's contest will meet No. 2 seed Carson-Newman (14-5) on Sunday at 1 p.m. for the right to advance to the region final the following weekend. Admission prices are $7 for adults, $4 for students (with valid college ID) and kids ages 13-18, $2 for kids ages 4-12 and free for kids ages 3 and under. For more information, call 706-568-2204.

NOV. 9-10 - Students to Stage Second ‘NerdaCon’
Campus Nerds, a CSU student organization, will stage “NerdaCon v2,” a convention focused on gaming, performing arts and crafts, on Friday (6 p.m.-midnight) and Saturday (10 a.m.-midnight) at the Davidson Student Center. Activities will include martial arts demonstrations, card tournaments, video game tournaments, boffer combat, live music and more. The event is free. For more information, call 706-568-2273.

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 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 at Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and include planet viewing and stargazing. The program 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 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 11 - Oxbow Meadows to Feature ‘Amazing Raptors’
CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will present “Amazing Raptors” as a Second Sunday Series program at 2 p.m. Sunday. Participants can gain an understanding of the basic anatomy and unique adaptability of birds of prey. The demonstration will cover raptor hunting abilities, habitats and conservation needs and an up-close view of Oxbow’s non-releasable raptors, including a black vulture, red-tailed hawk, great horned owl, barred owl and eastern screech owl. Admission is $2 per person and free for ages 3 and under. Call 706-687-4090 for more information or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

NOV. 11 - Percussion Ensemble to Give Remembrance Day Concert
The CSU Percussion Ensemble will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Professor Paul Vaillancourt will conduct this Remembrance Day performance featuring David Gillingham’s “Normandy Beach, 1942” and “Paschal Dances,” Michael Daugherty’s “Used Car Salesman” and James Tenney’s “Pica-Don.” General 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. 11 – Student Flute Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student flute recital by Sarah Wagner at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 12 - Early Registration Begins for Spring 2008 Classes
The early registration period for spring 2008 classes at CSU begins Monday and will run through Dec. 7. For more information call 706-507-8800 or go to http://enroll.colstate.edu.

NOV. 12 – Student Violin Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by violinist Anastasia Agopova 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.

NOV. 13 - ‘Favorite Children’s Book Read-Out’
CSU students, faculty and staff will read from their favorite children’s books in a “Favorite Children’s Book Read-Out” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on the Schwob library first floor. The event, sponsored by CSU Libraries, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-562-1494.

NOV. 13 – NCAA Women’s Basketball Exhibition
CSU’s women’s basketball squad will host Berry College for an exhibition game at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is free. For more information call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.csucougars.com.

NOV. 14 – Student Bassoon Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student bassoon recital by Constantin Barcov at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 14 – Programs to Feature Award-Winning Poet
CSU’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians and the Georgia Poetry Circuit will present a pair of programs on Wednesday featuring award-winning poet Margaret Gibson.

A five-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, Gibson will give an “afternoon talk” at 4 p.m. in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts, on the CSU RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. At 7:30 p.m., she will read selections from her work in the International House at 6 Clearview Circle. Her books of poems include “Long Walks in the Afternoon,” “The Vigil: A Poem in Four Voices” and “One Body” — published this year. Gibson has also been honored with a National Endowment for the Arts Grant and two Pushcart Prizes. She is a professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut, and a new book, a memoir titled “The Prodigal Daughter,” is forthcoming. Both programs are free. For more information, call 706-568-2054.

NOV. 14 - Ceramic Artist to Give ‘Mundane Life’ Lecture
CSU’s Department of Art will present a free lecture titled “Mundane Life” by ceramic artist Sun Koo Yuh at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Carpenters Hall on the CSU RiverPark campus. Yuh, who teaches at the University of Georgia, has participated in major group and competitive exhibitions internationally and in the United States. He constructs towering clay sculptures composed of chaotic figures and objects expressing a wide range of human emotions, experiences and struggles.

Carpenter’s Hall is at the corner 9th Street and Broadway. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

NOV. 15 - Ceramic Workshop by Sun-Koo Yuh
Guest artist Sun-Koo Yuh will conduct a ceramic workshop for CSU art students at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in room 140 of the Corn Center for the Visual Arts on the CSU RiverPark Campus. The public is welcome to observe the program. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

NOV. 15 – Spring 2008 Application Deadline
Thursday, Nov. 15 is the final day to apply for spring 2008 enrollment at Columbus State University. For more information, go to http://www.colstate.edu/future or call 706-507-8800.

NOV. 15 - CSU Wind Orchestra to Perform
The CSU Wind Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. With Professor Robert Rumbelow conducting, the orchestra will perform works by Persichetti, Van der Roost, Basler and Vaughan Williams. Plus, CSU faculty clarinet soloist Lisa Oberlander will be featured on Artie Shaw’s “Concerto for Clarinet.” 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. 15-17 – CSU Theatre to Stage Tragic Comedy ‘The Visit’
CSU Theatre will stage Friedrich Durrenmatt’s tragic comedy “The Visit” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 15-17 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at CSU Theatre on the Park in downtown Columbus. In the play, residents of an economically decaying European town eagerly await the homecoming and potential generosity of a millionaire, who appears to have sinister intentions upon arrival. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni. CSU students, faculty and staff are admitted free with CSU ID. Call 706-507-8444 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/tickets.htm.

NOV. 16 – Visiting Expert to Speak on ‘Global Warming and Infectious Diseases’
Dr. John Sinnott, a leading expert on infectious diseases, will speak on “Global Warming and Emerging Trends in Infectious Diseases” at 1 p.m. Friday. Nov. 16 in the International House at 6 Clearview Circle. The program is free and presented by CSU’s Center for International Education. Sinnott, a 1974 CSU biology graduate, is currently a professor of medicine and Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He also is editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Infections in Medicine and recently was appointed as senior advisor to the Secretary of Health as part of Florida">

NOV. 16-17 – NCAA Women’s Basketball: CSU Invitationalhttp://theatre.colstate.edu/tickets.htm.

NOV. 16 – Visiting Expert to Speak on ‘Global Warming and Infectious Diseases’
Dr. John Sinnott, a leading expert on infectious diseases, will speak on “Global Warming and Emerging Trends in Infectious Diseases” at 1 p.m. Friday. Nov. 16 in the International House at 6 Clearview Circle. The program is free and presented by CSU’s Center for International Education. Sinnott, a 1974 CSU biology graduate, is currently a professor of medicine and Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He also is editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Infections in Medicine and recently was appointed as senior advisor to the Secretary of Health as part of Florida">
CSU’s women’s basketball squad will compete with three other teams in a CSU Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17 in the Lumpkin Center. The match-ups are Georgia College and State vs. Shorter (5:30 p.m. Friday), CSU vs. Lees-McRae (7:30 p.m. Friday), Georgia College and State vs. Lees-McRae (2 p.m. Saturday) and CSU vs. Shorter (4 p.m. Saturday). Daily 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, go tohttp://theatre.colstate.edu/tickets.htm.

NOV. 16 – Visiting Expert to Speak on ‘Global Warming and Infectious Diseases’
Dr. John Sinnott, a leading expert on infectious diseases, will speak on “Global Warming and Emerging Trends in Infectious Diseases” at 1 p.m. Friday. Nov. 16 in the International House at 6 Clearview Circle. The program is free and presented by CSU’s Center for International Education. Sinnott, a 1974 CSU biology graduate, is currently a professor of medicine and Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He also is editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Infections in Medicine and recently was appointed as senior advisor to the Secretary of Health as part of Florida"> http://www.csucougars.com.

NOV. 16-17 - Concert to Open Annual Conductors Workshop
The CSU Wind Ensemble’s 7 p.m. performance on Friday, Nov. 16 in Legacy Hall will officially open the 11th annual Conductors Workshop at RiverCenter. Joining Professor Robert Rumbelow as a workshop clinician are guest conductors James F. Keene (University of Illinois) and Jack Delaney (Southern Methodist University). The workshop will run through Saturday night, Nov. 17, and feature conducting sessions, lectures and panel discussions. For more information on the workshop, call 706-649-7252 or 649-7225.

Friday’s concert will feature the trio of conductors leading the wind ensemble through works by Thomas, Holst, Milhaud, and “Music for Prague 1968” by Karel Husa. Concert admission is $5 and free for faculty, staff and students with CSU ID. For tickets, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612.

NOV. 17 – Astronomy Night
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the center, 701 Front Avenue in Columbus. The program will open with a 7 p.m. planetarium presentation followed by planet viewing and stargazing at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-1470.