CSU Happenings for Oct. 14-24, 2011

Oct. 14Guest Trumpet, Trombone Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents Jason Bergman on trumpet and Ben McIlwain on trombone – both from the University of Southern Mississippi at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall.The program, featurng works from Persichetti, Bozza and more, is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 15 – Oxbow Meadows Joins Help the Hooch
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is joining Help the Hooch cleanup activities on Saturday, Oct. 15, starting 8 a.m. at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. After the cleanup, participants are invited to the 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Watershed Festival at Golden Park. The festival will include lunch, games, crafts and an Oxbow animal encounter. For more information, call 706-507-8553 or go to ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Oct. 17 – International Film Screening: Everything is Illuminated
Columbus State’s Center for International Education will screen Everything Is Illuminated at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 in the Spencer Event Hall of the International House. This 2005 adventure-comedy-drama is about a young American Jewish man who travels to Ukraine to find a woman who saved his grandfather’s life during the Holocaust. The film is written and directed by Liev Schreiber and stars Elijah Wood. Admission is Free. For more information, call 706-565-4036 or go to ColumbusState.edu/cie.

Oct. 18 – Rite of Passage Convocation
Come hear Columbus State faculty recently promoted to the highest academic rank -- Danna M. Gibson, professor of communication, and John D. Studstill, professor of sociology and anthropology -- share brief insights about their teaching experiences, research or, more generally, life in academia. Light lunch refreshments will be served beginning at noon in the main library's first floor forum area, followed by the talks from 12:30-1:30 p.m. CSU's Office of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs has sponsored these Rite of Passage Convocations since 2003.

Oct. 18 – Faculty Trumpet Recital

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a faculty trumpet recital Robert Murray at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Murray will lead an evening of music from the baroque and modern eras as he is joined by faculty colleagues Bradley Palmer, trombone; Susan Tomkiewicz, oboe; Ron Wirt, bassoon; Yien Wang, piano; and LaGrange Symphony principal oboist Lauren Murray in a program that includes works by Telemann and Plog. He will also perform the trumpet solo, Carnival of Venice. The program also will feature local theater artist J.J. Musgrove. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 19-20 Cyber Security Awareness Week Activities
University Information Technology Services at Columbus State hosts the following programs as part of Cyber Security Awareness Week on campus:

  • Wednesday: CD, brochure, and t-shirt giveaways plus a student poster-contest display from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Schwob Library main entrance.
  • Wednesday: Speaker Stan Gatewood, “infosec evangelist” for the University System of Georgia, 1:30 p.m., Davidson Student Center auditorium
  • Thursday: Speaker Sue Dowling, forensic computer specialist for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, Davidson Student Center auditorium.

The programs are free. For more information, calll 706-507-8122 or visit ColumbusState.edu/infosec.

Oct. 19Baylor Faculty Brass Quintet
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the Baylor University Faculty Brass Quintet in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall.The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 20 – Guest Speaker: Outcasts United author Warren St. John
Columbus State presents guest speaker Warren St. John 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 in the University Hall auditorium. The event is in conjunction with the CSU Freshman Learning Community common reading project based on St. John’s Outcasts United. The book is about a soccer team of refugee boys, their coach and the city they live in – Clarkston, Ga. – a small town transformed by federal refugee resettlement.  The story’s themes include coming-of-age, peer pressure, domestic and foreign politics, racial-ethnic tensions and xenophobia. Admission is free.

Oct. 20 – CSU Bass Ensemble
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Bass Ensemble in concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The ensemble, directed by faculty artist and double bass professor Alexander Pershounin, presents a variety of musical styles from classical hits to contemporary sounds of jazz. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 21-22 - Columbus State Alumni Weekend
Columbus State University’s Alumni Association is staging its first Alumni Weekend Oct. 21-22 with programs and attractions on both the RiverPark and main campuses – with free shuttle service. The family-oriented event will incorporate live music, NCAA soccer, campus tours, a community service opportunity, an alumni recognition luncheon, alumni gatherings by school affiliation, and individual celebrations for college and milestone anniversaries. Friday activities are free, while Saturday program prices vary individually or can be covered by a $40 pass. For more information, visit ColumbusState.edu/alumni or contact Jennifer Joyner, CSU alumni relations director, at 706-507-8956 or Jennifer.Joyner@ColumbusState.edu.

Oct. 22 – Day of ServiceColumbus State University will engage its faculty, staff, students and alumni in a third annual Day of Service from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 22. CSU will shuttle participants from the main campus Mock Pavillion to projects in the Highland Community in northwest Columbus and CSU’s RiverPark campus to assist with the 2011 Greater Columbus Heart Walk in downtown Columbus. The volunteers will be transported back to the pavilion and invited to stay for a picnic lunch. Prospective CSU Day of Service participants can register online at ColumbusState.edu/DayofService through Oct. 20. For more information, contact Christopher Bryant at bryant_christopher@ColumbusState.edu or 706-507-8760.

Oct. 22 – Tricks, Treats and Trails at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center celebrates Halloween with Tricks, Treats and Trails starting 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. The program will include a special trick-or-treat nature trail walk, a rehabilitated owl release, telescope viewing directed by Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff, an "Empty Bowl" pottery sale to benefit Feeding the Valley, a "Beyond the Grave" fossil exhibit, ghost stories from CSU Department of Theatre students and more. Admission is $5 or free for kids 3 and younger. For more information, call 706-507-8553 or go to ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Oct. 23 – CSU Percussion Ensemble
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Percussion Ensemble in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The ensemble, directed by professor Paul Vaillancourt, will perform works influenced by different folk music traditions from around the world, including Peking opera, Spanish flamenco, American ragtime and Japanese kodo. The concert also includes works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Steve Reichs (Six Marimbas) and John Harbison (Cortege). Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 24 – “The Nature of Books” Book Club at Oxbow
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center hosts a "Nature of Books" book club meeting 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Troy Keller, a CSU environmental science professor, will join the Oxbow staff for an in-depth look at David Quammen's The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8553 or go to ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Oct. 24 – Guest Cello Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents cello recital by Bongshin Ko at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Ko has performed at music festivals worldwide including Schleswig- Holstein, Rostropovich and Friends, Fundacio Barcelona, American Cello Congress, Summit New York and Seoul International. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to ColumbusState.edu/music.