CSU Happenings for Oct. 10-18

Through OCT. 12 - CSU Theatre Staging ‘Bat Boy: The Musical’
CSU Theatre is staging “Bat Boy: The Musical” Thursday through Sunday at CSU Theatre on the Park, Mainstage. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Associate Professor Kate Musgrove directs a CSU student cast in this comedy based on the Weekly World News tabloid series of a half-bat, half-boy found in a Hope Falls, Va., cave and raised by a local family. Ticket prices are $20 for general admission, $18 for senior citizens, children, active military personnel and CSU alumni, and free for students (limit one) and faculty-staff (limit two) with CSU ID. For more information, call 706-507-8400 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/productions.htm.

OCT. 10 - Quarterly Sales Luncheon at Cunningham Center
CSU’s Cunningham Sales Institute will host its next quarterly sales luncheon from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday in the Cunningham Center. The featured speaker is Derrick Shields of ERA Elite Ventures Realty in Columbus, who’s regional director for the Georgia Association of Realtors. Cost is $39 per person or $129 for an annual membership for the quarterly luncheon series. Call 706-568-5101 to register or for more information.

OCT. 10 - Student Violin Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by violinist Iain Crampton at 4 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 10 & 12 - NCAA Women's Soccer: PBC vs. Conference Carolinas
Shootout CSU’s women’s soccer squad will host a Peach Belt Conference vs. Conference Carolinas Shootout with matches on Friday and Sunday at the CSU Soccer Complex. The schedule is:

• Friday: Armstrong Atlantic State vs. Queens, 5 p.m.; CSU vs. Belmont Abbey, 7:30 p.m. • Sunday: Armstrong Atlantic State vs. Belmont Abbey, 11 a.m.; CSU vs. Queens, 1:30 p.m.

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, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

OCT. 11 - Graduate School Open House
CSU will present a Graduate School Open House from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Cunningham Center. The program is free and will cover CSU’s graduate degree programs. For more information or to register, call 706-507-8800 or go to http://www.colstate.edu/Future/tour.asp.

OCT. 11 - Children’s Open House at Schwob School of Music
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host an open house for children from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Saunders Center for Music Studies in RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. CSU music students will present games and an “Instrument Petting Zoo,” where kids can touch, see and hear various instruments. The event is free and intended for children ages 5-13, accompanied by a parent. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

OCT. 11 – Genealogy Program: ‘A Suitcase in Georgia’
A family historian from Macon will give a genealogy presentation titled “A Suitcase in Georgia” at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Schwob Library on CSU’s main campus. Jennifer O'Kelley will describe her discovery of a suitcase full of old letters in the basement of a house she bought in Macon. The program is free and jointly sponsored by the Muscogee Genealogical Society, CSU Libraries and CSU’s McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians. For more information, call 706-322-3175.

OCT. 11 - Guest Performance by Vocalist Tiffany Blake
Guest vocalist Tiffany Blake will present a multimedia recital of song cycles titled “The Loves and Lives of Women” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Blake, an opera performer and director from the faculty at Colorado State University, will perform Chansons de Bilitis by Claude Debussy, Try Me, Good King by Libby Larsen and Frauenliebe und Leben by Robert Schumann (1810-1856). She also will recite letters and journal entries by Robert and Clara Schumann and display artwork and photographs. General admission is $10; $7 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and $5 with CSU ID. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 12 - Second Sunday Series: ‘Owls, Owls, Fantastical Fowls’
CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will present “Owls, Owls, Fantastical Fowls” as its Second Sunday series event for Oct. 12 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. Oxbow’s wildlife coordinator, Daniel Walker, will present the program, covering owl life histories and behavior and how to identify local owls by sight and sound and where to find them. The program will run in separate sessions: 1-2 p.m. for parents and children (age 10 and younger) and 2:30-4 p.m. for adults and children (11 and older). Admission is $5 and $2 for children (10 and younger). Guests are invited to bring cameras. Seating is limited and by reservation only. Call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

OCT. 12 - Faculty Oboe, Bassoon Concert
CSU faculty artists Jennifer Potochnic, oboe, and Ron Wirt, bassoon, will present a concert of solo and chamber music at 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program will feature Francis Poulenc’s Sextet for winds and piano with CSU pianist Tracy Xian. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 13 - International Film Screening: ‘Water’
CSU’s Center for International Education will screen “Water” (2005), a Canadian film directed and written by Deepa Mehta, at 7 p.m. Monday in the International House Sara D. Spencer Event Hall The film depicts widows in late 1930s India at an ashram — a rooming house-like facility — where widows are consigned to live out their lives. For more information, call 706-565-4036 or go to http://cie.colstate.edu.

OCT. 13 - Guest Horn and Voice Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present guest horn artist Peter Kurea in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Kurea, a faculty artist at the Eastman School of Music and principal horn with the Rochester (N.Y.) Philharmonic, will be accompanied by his wife, vocalist Pamela Kurea (soprano), who is an active recitalist throughout the country and serves on the faculties of the Eastman School, SUNY Geneseo, and the Hochstein School of Music and Dance. General admission is $10; $7 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and $5 with CSU ID. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 14 - When Cultures Collide Series Lecture
The series When Cultures Collide: Dialogues with Native American History and Culture, continues with a lecture “Creek Removal from the Chattahoochee Valley,” by local author Billy Winn at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Columbus Public Library. The program is free. Series sponsors are Friends of Libraries and the Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Association, with support from CSU, Columbus Public Library, Pastoral Institute, Columbus Film Society and Columbus Museum. For more information, call 706-565-3633, write to causey_virginia@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://history.colstate.edu/NativeAmericans.asp.

OCT. 16 - When Cultures Collide Series Film: ‘Fast Runner’
The series, “When Cultures Collide: Dialogues with Native American History and Culture,” continues with a screening and discussion of the film “Fast Runner” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the Columbus Public Library. The moderator is CSU Counseling Center coordinator Cheryl Yatsko. The program is free. Series sponsors are Friends of Libraries and the Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Association, with support from CSU, Columbus Public Library, Pastoral Institute, Columbus Film Society and Columbus Museum. For more information, call 706-565-3633, write to causey_virginia@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://history.colstate.edu/NativeAmericans.asp.

OCT. 18 - NCAA Women's Soccer
The CSU women’s soccer squad will host Lander for a contest at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the CSU Soccer Complex. General admission is $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 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.