CSU Happenings for November 2012

NOV. 1 – Rite of Passage Convocation
Schwob Memorial Library hosts a Rite of Passage Convocation at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 on the library’s first floor. Come hear Columbus State faculty recently promoted to the highest academic rank — professors of English Nick Norwood and Susan Hrach  — share brief insights about their teaching experiences, research or, more generally, life in academia. Free. Refreshments will be served beginning at noon. 

NOV. 1 – Violin Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a recital by Diego Gabete, a student of Sergiu Schwartz, CSU’s William B. and Sue Marie Turner Distinguished Faculty Chair in Violin, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu

NOV. 2 – Carson McCullers Center Presentation
Columbus State’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, in conjunction with the English Department Faculty Lecture Series, features Courtney George, the center’s interim director, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at the center, 1519 Stark Ave. George will present, “‘What Would the Music Be Like?: Revolutionary Music in Alice Walker’s Meridian.” Free. For more information, contact George at George_Courtney2@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 2 – Student Chamber Music Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents a Student Chamber Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 3 – Graduate School Expo at Cunningham Center
Columbus State’s Graduate School is hosting a Graduate School Expo from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 in CSU’s Cunningham Center. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about graduate school opportunities at CSU, and talk to representatives from more than 50 graduate degrees and certificate programs in 16 study areas. For more info: www.ColumbusState.edu/gradschool or call 706-507-8640.

NOV. 3 – Harvest in the Meadows Fall Festival
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center hosts its fall festival, Harvest in the Meadows, from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. There will be a reptile show, games, bouncy house, raptor release, telescope viewing and a kiss-an-alligator contest. Additional attractions are a caramel apple bar, face and hair painting, pony rides, petting zoo and appearances by Smokey the Bear and Cody the Cougar. Frank N Gator, a scarecrow-alligator, is the mascot for Harvest in the Meadows festival. Admission is free, but $10 wristbands will be needed to participate in games and activities.For more information, contact Janet Kent at 706-507-8546 or forrestkent_janet@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 4 – CSU’s Choral Union and the CSU Philharmonic Perform Mozart
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents Choral Union and the CSU Philharmonic in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. They will be performing Mozart’s Requiem K. 626 – his last work. CSU’s Paul S. and Jean R. Amos Faculty Chair in Music, Constantina Tsolainou, will conduct. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 5 – Aspen Trio – Legacy Live Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents the Aspen Trio as part of its LegacyLive concert series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. This program includes the music of Martinu and Dohnanyi. Admission is $20. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 5 – Carson McCullers Center: Dave Smith
Columbus State’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians presents poet Dave Smith for a Q&A session at 4 p.m. and a reading at 7:30 p.m., both on Monday, Nov. 5 at the center, 1519 Stark Ave. Free. For more information, contact Courtney George at George_Courtney2@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 6 – NCAA Men’s Basketball: CSU vs. Carver Bible
CSU’s men’s basketball team plays Carver Bible College in an exhibition game at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Lumpkin Center. Free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://CSUCougars.com.

NOV. 6 — Col. Ralph Puckett Lecture
As part of Columbus State’s year-long Vietnam: Reflections on An Era remembrance, retired Army Col.Ralph Puckett will give a lecture at noon Tuesday, Nov. 6 in CSU’s Schwob Library. Puckett, of Columbus, was an inaugural inductee of the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame.

NOV. 7– Nicholas Carr Lecture on Impact of Technology
Columbus State’s International Learning Community is sponsoring a lecture by author Nicholas G. Carr at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the Student Recreation Center’s room 202. Carr, the author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist and a New York Times bestseller, will discuss the role and impact of technology in today’s society. For more information, contact Christine Murphey at murphey_christine@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 8 – Tyler Fleming Lecture: “Becoming ‘African’ in America”
As part of its Master of Arts in History Race, Ethnicity, and Society Lecture Series, Columbus State’s Department of History and Geography is sponsoring a lecture by Tyler Fleming, CSU assistant professor of history, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Schwob Memorial Library. Fleming, who held the Carter G. Woodson Fellowship in African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, will lecture about, “Becoming ‘African’ in America: The Case of South African Jazz Performers in America, 1960-1980.” Free. Refreshments start at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Daniel K. Gullo gullo_daniel@columbusstate.edu.

NOV. 8 – Former Auburn Football Player Lewis Colbert to Speak
As part of Columbus State’s Disability Week observance, former Auburn University and NFL punter Lewis Colbert will speak at noon Thursday, Nov. 8 in CSU’s University Hall. His book, Lewis Colbert: The Unlikeliest Tiger,. tells of how Colbert, born with a severely misshapen club foot which required numerous surgeries and constant metal bracing, overcame his disability to become Auburn’s starting punter from 1982-1985. During that period Colbert set Auburn career punting records that still stand today for most punts and most punting yards and earned first-team All-American in 1985, his fourth season as Auburn’s starting punter.

NOV. 8 – Charles Vernon and CSU’s Wind Ensemble
CSU’s Schwob School of Music hosts a performance by Charles Vernon and the CSU Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Vernon, the legendary bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, performs a special concert with two CSU ensembles. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 12– CSU Brass Quintet
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a concert by Columbus State’s faculty brass quintet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The quintet will perform the first half of the concert in the traditional brass quintet setting and will then be joined 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 emailSchwobMusic@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 the Student Recreation Center. American Red Cross T-shirts will be given to all donors. To schedule an appointment, call 706-523-0274 or visit www.redcrossblood.org, keyword csu. A bone marrow registry (cheek swab) will also be available.

NOV. 14 – NCAA Women’s Basketball: CSU vs. Shorter
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 tohttp://CSUCougars.com.

NOV. 14Robert Mann Lecture on Political Advertising
Columbus State’s College of the Arts and Department of Communication Department 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 speak on the impact of one of the most famous political ads in history on political campaigns. 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 – 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 emailSchwobMusic@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. coli is 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.

NOV. 21-23 – Thanksgiving Break
CSU students and faculty will have no classes Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 21-23 as CSU closes for Thanksgiving break. CSU offices will be closed Thursday-Friday, Nov. 22-23.

NOV. 28 – CSU Contemporary Ensemble and CSU Jazz Combo
CSU’s Schwob School of Music presents a concert by its Contemporary Ensemble, Blue Morpho, and the CSU Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 29 – CSU Jazz Band featuring Clay Jenkins
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a concert by its Jazz Band and renowned jazz trumpeter Clay Jenkins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 30 – Holiday Concert
CSU’s Horn Choir and Trombone Choir of the Schwob School of Music are joining forces for their eighth annual holiday concert at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 in RiverCenter’s Grand Lobby. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 30 – Songs of Victor Ullmann by Paula Sides and Jonathan Gale
A Columbus State University alumna, soprano, Paula Sides, and pianist Jonathan Gale present a lecture recital on the songs of Victor Ullman at
6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Ullmann, a student of the famous composer, Arnold Schoenberg, died in a concentration camp in Germany during the Nazi regime.  Sides, a Gold Medal winner at London's Royal Music Conservatory, is currently performing with Opera North in England and has presented this program for Dame Solti, widow of the world-famous conductor Sir George Solti. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or email SchwobMusic@ColumbusState.edu.