CSU Happenings for Nov. 9-20, 2012

 

NOV. 9 – NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Tournament
CSU’s Lady Cougars, the No. 2 seed in the Southeast Region of the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Tournament, make their bid to advance in the field of 48 teams this weekend at CSU's Walden Soccer Complex.  CSU has a first round bye and will take on the winner of third-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne and No. 6 seed Belmont Abbey at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. L-R and Belmont Abbey play at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.

NOV. 9 – Artist to Give Talk, Open Exhibition at CSU’s Corn Center
Blane De St. Croix, a visiting artist at Columbus State’s Department of Art, will give a talk at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Illges Gallery in CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts. The public is invited to the talk, which will be followed by the opening reception for an exhibition of his work,  (Un)Natural History. In the exhibit, De St. Croix explores the geopolitical landscape through drawing and sculptural installation. The exhibition is on view now through Nov. 21. For more information, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/art.

NOV. 9-11 – CSU Theatre: Amadeus
CSU’s Department of Theatre stages its production of Amadeus at the Riverside Theatre Complex. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 9-10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, the Academy Award for Best Picture and triumphant in recent revivals in London and on Broadway, Amadeus weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. Admission is $17 adults. Tickets are $15 for children (12 and younger), seniors (over 60), and active-duty military. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 706-507-8444.

NOV. 10 - Astronomy Night
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center stages an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Providence Canyon, near Lumpkin. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

NOV. 11 – NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Tournament
CSU’s Lady Cougars, the No. 2 seed in the Southeast Region of the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Tournament, make their bid to advance in the field of 48 teams this weekend at CSU's Walden Soccer Complex.  CSU has a first round bye and will take on the winner of third-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne and No. 6 seed Belmont Abbey at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.

NOV. 12 – Cougar Madness
CSU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams tip off the season with Cougar Madness from 8 p.m. until on Monday, Nov. 12 at the Lumpkin Center. The event will give supporters a chance to meet the teams' players and participate in a three-on-three tournament, a dunk contest and a three-point shootout. Prizes will be given to winners.

NOV. 12– CSU Brass Quintet
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a concert by its faculty brass quintet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The quintet will perform the first half of the concert in the traditional brass quintet setting and be joined for the second half by other faculty and the school’s top brass students for a large brass ensemble performance. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 12– Red Cross Blood Drive
The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 in the Multipurpose Room of CSU's Student Recreation Center. American Red Cross T-shirts will be given to donors. To schedule an appointment, call 706-523-0274 or visit www.redcrossblood.org, using csu as the scheduling keyword. Participants may also join a bone marrow registry with a simple cheek swab.

NOV. 14 – Rite of Passage Convocation
Schwob Memorial Library hosts a Rite of Passage Convocation at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 on the library’s first floor. Come hear Columbus State faculty recently promoted to the highest academic rank — Ellen Martin, professors of health, physical education and exercise science, and Madhusudan Bhandary , professor of mathematics  — share brief insights about their teaching experiences, research or, more generally, life in academia. Free. Refreshments will be served beginning at noon.

NOV. 14 – NCAA Women’s Basketball
Columbus State’s women’s basketball team plays Shorter College at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 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.

NOV. 14Robert Mann Lecture on Political Advertising
Columbus State’s College of the Arts and Department of Communication are hosting author Robert Mann, former press secretary to U.S. Sen. Russell Long and currently Manship Chair in Journalism at Louisiana State University, who will discuss the impact on political campaigns of one of the most famous political ads in history in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the Studio Theatre of CSU’s Riverside Theatre Complex. The topic of his lecture is the same as a book he authored, Daisy Petals and Mushroom Clouds: LBJ, Goldwater, and the Ad that Changed American Politics. His lecture is also part of Columbus State’s yearlong Vietnam: Reflections on An Era remembrance. Free.

NOV. 15-17 – CSU Theatre: Amadeus
CSU’s Department of Theatre stages its production of Amadeus at the Riverside Theatre Complex at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 15-17. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, the Academy Award for Best Picture and triumphant in recent revivals in London and on Broadway, Amadeus weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. After Saturday night's performance, a Talk Back session features director Larry Dooley, chair of the theatre department, guest actor Jason Marr and Schwob School of Music professor Kristen Hansen. Admission is $17 adults. Tickets are $15 for children (12 and younger), seniors (over 60), and active-duty military. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 706-507-8444.

NOV. 15 – Cello Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a cello recital by Valentina Ignjic at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Ignjic is a student of faculty artist Wendy Warner, Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 15 – CSU Wind Orchestra
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a concert by the Wind Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert, titled “Distant Lands,” takes a musical ride through Korea, France, Japan, the “lost city of the Incas”—Machu Picchu —and even a detour into Alice’s Wonderland.  Music is by Milhaud, Chance, Del Tredici and others. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 16 – CSU Wind Ensemble
CSU’s Schwob School of Music helps kick off the 15th annual Conductors Workshop with a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Northwestern University’s Director of Bands Mallory Thompson and University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Director of Bands Steven Davis guest conduct works by Whitacre and Bernstein to accompany Reynaldo Hahn’s chamber work Le Bal du Beatrice d’Este and Michael Daugherty’sBells for Stokowski, a tribute to the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra and the Disney movie Fantasia conductor.Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 17– Gusto!
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents Gusto!, a five-course dinner celebrating the music and cuisine of North and South America, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov.17 at the RiverMill Event Centre. Schwob students will perform music from the same culture as the food being served. Proceeds from the event benefit the Schwob School of Music scholarship fund. Attire is business dress. Dinner is $75 per person or one can sponsor a table for $1,000. To make reservations, call 706-649-1913 or reserve online at ColumbusState.edu/music/gusto.php.

NOV. 17 – Bacteria Monitoring Workshop|
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center hosts a Bacterial Monitoring Workshop to teach volunteers how to monitor E. coli levels in their streams. E. coliis an indicator organism often used to assess water quality. Monitoring levels of E. coli can help identify sources of pollution. This workshop will focus on proper collection of a water sample, transfer of sample onto plates that will be incubated and proper interpretation of results. For more information, contact Janet Kent at 706-507-8546 or forrestkent_janet@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 18 – Piano Studio Recital
The Piano Studio of CSU’s Schwob School of Music, directed by pianist Alexander Kobrin, L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano, will be in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 18 – Elem Eley Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents a recital by visiting baritone Elem Eley at 7:30 Sunday, Nov. 18 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Eley well-known to New York audiences from his appearances at Avery Fisher Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and Lincoln Center, is a professor at Rider University’s Westminster Choir College. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email  SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 20 – Guitar and Vocal Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music voice and guitar studios present an evening of song spanning five centuries at7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email  SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

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