CSU Happenings for Oct. 23-Nov. 1

OCT. 23-24 and 30-31 - Campus Nerds’ Haunted House
Campus Nerds, a Columbus State student organization, will host a haunted house for the public during consecutive weekends, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24 and 30-31, on the second floor of the Davidson Student Center. Admission is $5 or $1 for a separate children’s haunted house. For more information, call 706-568-2273.

OCT. 24 – CSU Wind Ensemble with David Bilger
The CSU Wind Ensemble will perform with guest trumpet virtuoso David Bilger 7:30 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Bilger is principal trumpeter for the Philadelphia Orchestra. The concert is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 25 – Voice Studio Performance
The Schwob School of Music will present a Voice Studio performance 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program will feature musical theatre selections and art songs presented by the students of Earl Coleman, the William and Isabelle Curry Faculty Chair in Voice. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 27 - Film Screening to Commemorate Rwandan Genocide
In observance of the 15th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Columbus State and the Columbus Film Society will screen The Notebooks of Memory, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Spencer Event Hall at CSU’s International House. The film is the final chapter in a trilogy about the Rwandan Gacaca (reconciliation) process in the aftermath of the genocide. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

OCT. 27 - ‘Stroll for a Cure’ Fundraiser to Fight Childhood Cancer
The Columbus State Student Government Association will stage “Stroll for a Cure,” a step show-based evening of entertainment to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the University Hall auditorium. The program will involve step performances by CSU fraternities and sororities, plus rap performance by national recording artist DK, raffle drawings and remarks from a St. Jude hospital representative. Instead of an admission price, donations will be collected at the door. For more information, call 706-568-2273.

OCT. 28 - CSU Blood Drive
A CSU Blood Drive is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Lumpkin Center. To make an appointment, go to http://www.givelife.org and enter CSU as the sponsor code. Walk-ins also are welcome, and donors receive a free T-shirt.

OCT. 28-29 – Cyber Security Awareness Events
University Information and Technology Services is hosting a series of Cyber Security Awareness events on Wednesday and Thursday. An informational security awareness booth will run 10 a.m.-2 p.m. both days under the pavilion entrance of the Schwob library. The booth will feature poster contest entries, informational brochures, anti-virus CDs, Giveaways, refreshments, cyber security videos and more. The activities also will include guest expert presentations from noon-1 p.m. both days in the Davidson Student Center auditorium:
• “Antivirus Protection” by Mike Gesnaldo, a McAfee representative from Atlanta
• ”Phishing and Social Networking Sites” by Chris Carrow, an IT auditor for the University System of Georgia
• “Data Encryption and Backups” by Jody Lee, TSYS senior director of information security
• “Internet Profiles” by Sue Dowling, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Internet safety coordinator

Free admission for all activities. For more information, go to http://uits.colstate.edu/csam/index.php.

OCT. 28 - NCAA Women’s Soccer: Senior Night, Faculty Appreciation Night
The Columbus State women’s soccer squad closes its home regular season with Montavello 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Walden Soccer Complex. The game will incorporate senior night and faculty appreciation night festivities and feature a student Halloween costume contest. Walden Soccer Complex admission is $5; $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. 29 - ‘Shave to Save’ Event to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
Columbus State’s Kappa Sigma fraternity members will have their heads shaved to raise breast cancer awareness from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 at the campus clock tower. Non-members are invited to make a donation and either observe or participate. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 706-568-2273.

OCT. 29 - Faculty Clarinet, Piano Performance
Schwob School of Music faculty members Lisa Oberlander (clarinet) and Yien Wang (piano) will perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 30 - Guest Artist Reception, Gallery Talk
Columbus State’s Department of Art will stage a 5-7 p.m. reception on Friday, Oct. 30 in conjunction with “Truth in Tension,” an exhibition of paintings by Jered Sprecher. The program will include a 6 p.m. gallery talk by Sprecher, a contemporary artist based in Knoxville, Tenn. The program and Oct. 20-Nov. 14 exhibition is in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery, 6 West 10th St., Columbus. Use the Front Avenue entrance. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or visit http://art.colstate.edu.

OCT. 31 - Recital by Pianist Jacques Despres
Acclaimed Canadian pianist Jacques Despres will perform 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program will include Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Debussy’s first book of Preludes. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 1 - Club Sports Tackle Football
Columbus State’s Club Sport Tackle Football squad will close its inaugural home season when it hosts Clemson 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 at Kinnett Stadium. General admission is $3, $2 for CSU students or $1 for students purchasing tickets in advance from Davidson room 271.

NOV. 1 - CSU Choral Union and Philharmonic
The CSU Choral Union and Philharmonic will present Mendelssohn’s Elijah 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 in RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre. Constantina Tsolainou, CSU’s Paul and Jean R. Amos Faculty Chair in Music, conducts the oratorio based on passages from the Old Testament. General admission is $5; $3 for seniors, military and non-CSU students; and free with CSU ID. For ticket information, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail: schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.