CSU Happenings for November 2013

NOV. 1-16 — Faculty Alumni Exhibition

The CSU Department of Art presents a Faculty Alumni Exhibition from Nov. 1-16 at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts, 901 Front Ave. On display are current works by full-time faculty of the department and selected alumni who are practicing artists. Free. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/art/exhibition/.

 

NOV. 1 — Scout Astronomy Activity Day at CCSSC

CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center hosts Cub Scout Astronomy Activity Day at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at the center, 701 Front Ave. Scouts will learn about stars, constellations, the moon and planets through interactive classroom sessions, center exhibits, and CCSSC’s Omnisphere Theatre. Admission is $17.50 per scout and $4 per additional family member. Scoutmasters are free. For more information, call 706-649-1477 or visit http://www. ccssc.org/scouts/.

 

NOV. 2 — NCAA Women’s Basketball

Columbus State’s women’s basketball team plays Reinhardt College in an exhibition game at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at the Lumpkin Center. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com/sports/wbkb.

 

NOV. 2 — NCAA Soccer

Columbus State’s women’s soccer team plays UNC Pembroke at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Walden Soccer Complex. Free. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://CSUCougars.com/sports/wsoc/.

 

NOV. 2 — Oxbow Meadows’ Harvest in the Meadows

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center hosts its second annual Harvest in the Meadows Fall Festival from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the center, 3535 S. Lumpkin Road. The festival will feature a raptor flight program, pumpkin chunkin’, a caramel apple bar, bouncy houses, crafts, candle-making and reptile programs. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. for parking. Admission is $5 per person and no charge for children ages 3 and younger. For more information, contact 706-507-8550 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow/harvest.

 

NOV. 2 — Oxbow Meadows’ Reading Club

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will host story time at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 in room 203 of the center, 3535 S. Lumpkin Road. Parents are asked to donate $1 per child to watch a show featuring pictures, puppets or skits. A membership card will be issued upon paying $1. After 10 visits to Oxbow’s story time, your child’s membership card will be redeemed for a gift. For more information, call 706-507-8549 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow/ReadingClub.php

 

NOV. 2 — Astronomy Night

CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center presents Astronomy Observing Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Providence Canyon, near Lumpkin. Free. For more information, call 706-649-1478 or visit http://www.ccssc.org/ observatory/astronight_2013sched.pdf .

 

NOV. 3 — Trombone Ensemble Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts a concert by CSU’s Trombone Ensemble at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The ensemble was featured at the 2013 International Trombone Festival at CSU in June. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

NOV. 4 — Guitar and Voice Studio Recital

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts a guitar and voice studio recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Students of the guitar and voice studios will perform an evening of selections from the Renaissance through the contemporary era.  Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

NOV. 7 — First Thursday

The CSU Alumni Association will host First Thursday at 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at Houlihan’s, 5351 Sidney Simons Blvd. (inside the Doubletree Hotel). First Thursday is a chance for CSU alumni to meet other CSU alumni, network and enjoy a complimentary beverage and an appetizer. Participants are encouraged to stay for dinner and afterwards have a chance to win a $25 gift card to Houlihan’s. For more information, call 706-507-8946 or visit http://myCSU.ColumbusState.edu.

 

NOV. 7 — Freedom Riders Speaker Series

CSU’s Department of History and Geography presents historian Thomas Aiello at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at Schwob Memorial Library. Aiello, an assistant professor of history and African-American studies at Valdosta State University, will present a lecture on “Leaving the Promised Land: The Atlanta Hawks, Race, and the NBA’s Move to the Deep South.” Free. His talk is part of a year-long Freedom Riders-Created Equal series organized by the history department. For more information, call 706-565-4021 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/history.

 

NOV. 8 — NCAA Volleyball

Columbus State’s volleyball squad plays Lander University at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 per person or $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com/sports/wvball/.

 

NOV. 8-10 — Performance of Our Town

CSU’s Department of Theatre presents Our Town at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 , plus 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at Riverside Theatre Complex, 6 W. 10th St. Our Town, written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Thornton Wilder, is about teenagers George and Emily, who meet, fall in love, marry and suffer the slings and arrows of everyday life. Admission is $17 for adults and $15 for seniors (60 and older), CSU alumni and active-duty military. For more information, call 706-507-8444 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre/.

 

NOV. 9 — NCAA Volleyball

Columbus State’s volleyball squad plays USC Aiken at noon Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 per person or $3 for ages 12 and younger, and free for CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com/sports/wvball/.

 

NOV. 9 — Brahms Requiem Unites CSU, Auburn Singers

The Choral Union at Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will be joined by singers from the Auburn University Choral Department at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 in RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre as they present the German Requiem of Johannes Brahms with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, conducted by George Del Gobbo. The Columbus State University Singers will open the program with an elegy titled Nanie, a poem by Friederich Schiller set to music by Brahms. Tickets are available for purchase at the RiverCenter Box Office, 900 Broadway. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

NOV. 9 — Andersonville National Historic Site Tour

CSU Continuing Education will present a one-day course featuring the Andersonville National Historic Site, starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. Students will explore the former site of Camp Sumter military prison, the Andersonville National Cemetery and the National Prisoner of War Museum. Cost is $45 and includes bus transportation to and from Andersonville and a box lunch. For more information, call 706-507-8070 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/continuingeducation/.

 

NOV. 10 — Percussion Ensemble Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts CSU’s Percussion Ensemble in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The ensemble will present its annual fall concert, directed by faculty artist Paul Vaillancourt, featuring works by Australian composer Nigel Westlake, Ekhard Kopetski andChristopher Deane. The world premiere of a double guitar concerto by Grammy-winning guitarist-composer Sergio Assad will also be performed by CSU faculty artists Andrew Zohn and Robert Sharpe. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

NOV. 11 — Contemporary Ensemble Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts CSU’s Contemporary Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. The concert will feature a performance of Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu’s Sacrifice, followed by Syracuse-based composer Andrew Waggoner’s jazzy Exorcist, a modern work that explores the relationships between guitar, saxophone, piano and percussion. The program will finish with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Shulamit Ran’s driving Double Vision, a tour de force for winds, brass, percussion and piano. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

NOV. 14 — Make and Take a Holiday Wreath

CSU’s Continuing Education offers a step-by-step class on how to make a holiday wreath at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. Students will be guided by an instructor and get to choose between three different wreath designs from which they will create. Cost is $39. Materials required. For more information, call 706-507-8070 or visit http://ColumbusState/continuingeducation/wreath/.

 

NOV. 14-16 — Performance of Our Town

The CSU Theatre Department performs Our Town at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 at Riverside Theatre Complex, 6 W. 10th St. Our Town, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Thornton Wilder, is about teenagers George and Emily, who meet, fall in love, marry and suffer the slings and arrows of everyday life. Admission is $17 for adults and $15 for seniors (60 and older), CSU alumni and active duty military. For more information, call 706-507-8444 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre/.

 

NOV. 15 — An Afternoon with Poet Steve Gerhke

Columbus State’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians presents poet Steve Gerhke, who will speak at 4 p.m. and read at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at the center, 1519 Stark Ave. Free. For more information, call 706-565-4021 or visit http://www.mccullerscenter.org/.

 

NOV. 15 — NCAA Basketball

Columbus State’s women’s basketball team plays Fort Valley State University at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at the Lumpkin Center. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com/sports/wbkb.

 

NOV. 16 — Astronomy Night

CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center presents Astronomy Observing Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the center, 701 Front Ave. Free. For more information, call 706-649-1478 or visit http://www.ccssc.org/ observatory/astronight_2013sched.pdf .

 

NOV. 16 — Oxbow Meadows’ Wildlife Walk

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center hosts Wildlife Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the center, 3535 S. Lumpkin Road. Visitors will take a leisurely and fun-filled hike along Oxbow’s nature trails. During the hike, visitors will learn about wildlife found at Oxbow and how to identify plants and trees located along the trail. Admission is $2 per person and free for children ages 3 and under. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow/.

 

NOV. 16 — Russian Piano Trios – Faculty Recital

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts a faculty recital featuring Russian piano trios at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, featuring internationally acclaimed faculty artists Alexander Korbin on piano, Sergiu Schwartz on violin and Wendy Warner on cello. They will perform Rachmaninov’s Trio Elegiaque No. 1 in G minor and Arensky’s Trio No. 1 in D minor. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

NOV. 17 — Trumpet Ensemble Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts its Trumpet Ensemble in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert will feature original works, as well as the premiere of a work by CSU faculty composer Fred Cohen, written specifically for CSU’s Trumpet Ensemble. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

NOV. 18 — Wind Orchestra Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts CSU’s Wind Orchestra performing Invoking Spirits at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Featuring conductors Jamie L. Nix, Sean Powell and Jefferey Lawson, as well as saxophonist faculty artist Amy Griffiths, Invoking Spirits combines the spirit of Elizabethan England folk songs, the love of a man and a woman, a Persian king, an Aramaic prayer and a well-known Christmas hymn. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

NOV. 21-30, DEC. 1 — Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music stages the one-act opera of Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian-Carlo Menotti at 7:30 p.m.  Thursday, Nov. 21; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23; 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24; 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of a young shepherd who has a life-changing experience when he meets three visitors from the east while on a magical journey. Admission is $15. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

NOV. 21 — NCAA Basketball

Columbus State’s men’s basketball team plays Carver Bible College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Lumpkin Center. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com/sports/mbkb

 

NOV. 21 — Writing Fellow: Reading and Reception

Anzhelina Polonskaya, CSU’s 2013 Marguerite and Lamar Smith Writing Fellow, reads from her work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Columbus Public Library auditorium at 3000 Macon Road. A reception will follow at CSU’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, 1519 Stark Ave. For more information, call 706-565-4021 or visit mccullerscenter@ColumbusState.edu.

 

NOV. 22 — Wind Ensemble Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts CSU’s Wind Ensemble in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert will feature two “deans” of conducting, Robert Reynolds of the University of Southern California and Allan McMurray, recently retired director of bands at the University of Colorado. The program will also feature Strauss’ Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, chamber work by Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo, a rock-n-roll concerto for clarinet inspired by Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog, maestro Reynolds leading the Wind Ensemble of Morten Laurdisen’s O magnum Mysterium, and H. Owen Reed’s masterpiece, La Fiesta Mexicana. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

NOV. 25 — CSU Philharmonic Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts CSU Philharmonic’s final concert of the fall at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert will feature a world premiere by gifted Schwob student Nathan Hudson, a new work by New York composer Sean Sheppard titled Blue Blazes, and Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus Overture, led by student conductor David Jang. Faculty artist Robert Murray will be the soloist for Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. Paul Hostetter, CSU’s Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair in Orchestral Activities, will direct. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

NOV. 26 — Piano Studio Recital

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music hosts a piano studio recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert will feature the students of Alexander Kobrin, CSU’s L. Rexford Whiddon, Distinguished Chair in Piano. Free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

 

NOV. 28-29 — Thanksgiving Day: No Classes, Offices Closed

All CSU offices on both campuses will close in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday-Friday, Nov. 28-29.

 

NOV. 29 — NCAA Basketball

Columbus State’s men’s basketball team plays Voorhees College at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 at the Lumpkin Center. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com/sports/mbkb

 

NOV. 30 — NCAA Basketball

Columbus State’s men’s basketball team plays West Georgia at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at the Lumpkin Center. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://www.CSUCougars.com/sports/mbkb.  

 

NOV. 30 — Spring Semester Admissions Application Deadline

Columbus State’s spring admissions application deadline is Nov. 30. For more information, call 706-507-8800 or visit http://www.ColumbusState.edu/admissions.php.

 

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