CSU Happenings for Oct. 1-9

OCT. 1 and 3 — NCAA Soccer: Peach Belt-Sunshine State Invitational
The Columbus State women’s soccer squad hosts a showdown between conferences via the Peach Belt-Sunshine State Invitational, Friday and Sunday at the Walden Soccer Complex.  A pair of matches each day are
• Friday: North Georgia vs. Florida Tech, 4:30 p.m.
• Friday: CSU vs. Florida Southern, 7 p.m.
• Sunday: North Georgia vs. Florida Southern, 11 a.m.
• Sunday: CSU vs. Florida Tech, 1:30 p.m.
Admission prices per day 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, call 706-568-2204.

OCT. 1 — Performance Features Saxophone with Electronics
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a performance of contemporary music for saxophone with electronics 7:30 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The performers will be saxophonist Susan Fancher from Duke University and electronic music specialist Mark Engebretson from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

OCT. 2 — Retired Professor’s Talk Part of Oxbow Meadows’ Lynn Haven Meeting
Columbus State Professor Emeritus of Biology Flora Clark will give a presentation, “The Beauty of Fall” 10 a.m. Saturday as CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center hosts the next meeting of the Lynn Haven Wildlife Garden Club. Lynn Haven is part of the Columbus Council of Garden Clubs. The meetings are free and open to anyone age 16 and older. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

OCT. 2 — Faculty ‘Intersection’ Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a cross-media performances involving faculty artists, oboist Susan Tomkeiwicz and audio technologist Matthew McCabe, performing compositions by McCabe for oboe and computer 6:30 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. The program, including guest performers from CSU’s art and theatre programs, is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

OCT. 3 — Club Football Home Opener

The Columbus State Club Football squad, in its first home game of the season, hosts South Alabama 2 p.m Sunday at Kinnett Stadium, 7601 Schomburg Road. For more information, call 706-568-2273.

OCT. 4-5 - Men’s Golf: Aflac/Cougar Invitational
The Columbus State Men’s Golf team competes in the annual Alflac/Cougar Invitational Monday and Tuesday  at Green Island Country Club, 6501 Standing Boy Road. For more information, call 706-568-2204.

OCT. 6 — Women’s Soccer ‘Kicks for the Cure’ Event
The Columbus State women’s soccer team hosts Georgia Southwestern for its annual “Kicks for the Cure” game 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Walden Soccer Complex. Wearing commemorative pink jerseys, the Lady Cougars are partnering with St. Francis Hospital and its Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Center for Breast Health to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. The CSU jerseys will be auctioned off after the game, raising more money for breast cancer research. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Susan G. Komen Cancer Center. For more information, call 706-568-2204.

OCT. 7 — Technology Summit for IT Specialists

Columbus State’s Cunningham Center is the site for the Association of Information Technology Professionals 2010 Technology Summit 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. Themed “IT Matters,” the program will cover cloud computing, service-oriented architecture and business process management. Representatives from Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Tibco and other vendors will be on hand. Admission is free to anyone who registers in advance at or $5 at the door for those not preregistered. The summit is presented by AITP Chattahoochee Valley Chapter in partnership with the Regional Technology Incubator at CSU. For more information, call 706-566-1607.

OCT. 7 - CSU Wind Orchestra
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a concert by the CSU Wind Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Faculty conductor Jamie Nix and graduate student conductor Christian Merchant lead a program including music by Strauss, Tull, Nelson, Brahms and Manslanka’s Give Us This Day: Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

OCT. 9 - Columbus Sci-Fi Convention at Space Science Center

Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center hosts its third annual Columbus Sci-Fi Convention and Toy Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. The featured guest is actor Daniel Logan, who portrayed  the young Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and does the voice of the same character in The Clone Wars animated series. Other attractions will involve vendors of sci-fi collectibles and comic books, costuming presentations, planetarium shows in the full-dome Omnisphere Theater, video game tournaments, food vendors and more. Admission is $5 per person. For more information about the covention and other space science center programs, call 706-649-1477.

OCT. 9 - Nature Walk at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a free, guided nature walk to identify plants, birds and other wildlife on the Oxbow Meadows trails, beginning 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

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.