CSU Happenings for Oct. 24-31, 2011

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 at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Troy Keller, associate professor of environmental science at CSU, 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 visit ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Oct. 24 – Guest Cello Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a cello recital by Bongshin Ko, associate professor at California State University-Fullerton, 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 http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 25 – Kappa Sigma’s Shave to Save
Columbus State’s chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity holds its fifth annual Shave to Save event from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the clock tower on main campus. The fraternity will sell T-shirts, wristbands and food. Also, numerous items will be up for auction and raffle. The fraternity has raised more than $20,000 for breast cancer awareness and research in previous years. Fraternity members and others will get their heads shaved throughout the day to raise donations. All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society.

Oct. 25 – Faculty Rite of Passage Convocation
Come hear Columbus State faculty recently promoted to the highest academic rank --  Mohamed Shamim Khan, professor of computer science; Jan Gunnels Burcham, professor of early childhood education; and David Wisdo, professor of philosophy -- 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 CSU 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. For more information, call 706-568-2042.

Oct. 26 – SGA Voter Registration Drive
Columbus State’s Student Government Association will hold a voter registration drive from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in Davidson Student Center. For more information, call 706-567-2403 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/sga.

 Oct. 26 – Tzu-yi Chen, Piano Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents Tzu-yi Chen 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Chen is a student of Alex Kobrin, CSU’s L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Faculty Chair in Piano. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 26 – NCAA Women's Soccer: CSU vs. Montevallo
Columbus State's women's soccer squad will face off against Montevallo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Walden Soccer Complex on main campus. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

Oct. 27 – Bill Heard Lecture
Columbus State’s Turner College of Business presents Bill Heard Sr. as part of its Executive Speaker Series at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Center for Commerce and Technology auditorium, room 237. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8150 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/business.

Oct. 27 – Faculty Rite of Passage Convocation
Come hear Columbus State faculty recently promoted to the highest academic rank -- Warren B. Church, professor of archeology and anthropology, and Dorinda L. Dowis, professor of criminal justice  -- 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 CSU 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. For more information, call 706-568-2042. 

Oct. 27 – Lecture by Biologist John Barone
Columbus State’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences presents John Barone, CSU associate professor of biology, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in LeNoir 103. Barone will give a lecture titled Community Structure and Restoration of Southeastern Prairies. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8099 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/ess.

Oct. 27 – CSU Jazz Ensemble Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a CSU Jazz Ensemble performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Directed by professor Alexander Pershounin, the ensemble will perform in a variety of jazz styles. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 27-30 – Theatre Production: Noises Off

Columbus State University Theatre presents Noises Off from Oct. 27-30 at Theatre on the Park, Mainstage. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Michael Frayn's Tony Award winning comedy is based on a comedic nightmare that ensues behind the scenes of Nothing On, a British sex farce production. Noises Off is rated PG-13 for adult content and language. Admission: $17 for adults; $15 for seniors and active duty military; free for CSU faculty and staff (two tickets for one performance) and CSU students (limit one). For more information, call the box office at 706-507-8444 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre.

Oct. 27 – Club Sport Tackle Football: CSU vs. Fort Benning

Columbus State’s Club Sport Tackle Football team takes on the Fort Benning Doughboys at 7 p.m.* Thursday, Oct. 27 at Doughboy Stadium on Fort Benning. For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 706-507-8650, or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/campusrec.

Oct. 28 – Gallery Reception for Video Exhibition
Columbus State’s Department of Art presents a reception, 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, for the opening of Space Reliant, An Erasure of the Border Between the Screen and the Body in the Corn Center for Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery. The Nov. 1-19 exhibition, curated by Hannah Israel, features video works by Hiraki Sawa, Jacques Tati, Francis Alyss and Liz Rodda, who will serve as an Oct. 27-Nov. 9 CSU artist-in-residence. The gallery is located at 6 West 10th Street. Enter on Front Avenue. Illges Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; noon–8 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/art.

Oct. 29 – Graduate School Expo

Columbus State will stage a Graduate School Expo, free and open to the public, from 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 29 in CSU’s Cunningham Center, room 156. The event will showcase graduate degree programs in education, business, public administration, health, leadership and more. The program also will feature recently established master’s programs in higher education leadership, music performance, history and nursing. For more information, call 706-568-2061 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/gradschool.

Oct. 29 – Spooktacular in Uptown Columbus
CSU’s Student Government Association teams up with uptown Columbus merchants and organizations to present the 10th annual Spooktacular Halloween Festival from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 on the 1000-1100 blocks of Broadway.Spooktacular is designed to offer Columbus children a free, safe environment to enjoy Halloween. A costume contest at 6:15 p.m. features three categories from infant through age 12.

Oct. 29 – CSU Philharmonic and Choral Union Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Philharmonic and Choral Union in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 in RiverCenter’s Heard Theatre. The program features Dvorak’s Te Deum and faculty cellist Wendy Warner performing Samuel Barber's Concerto for Cello. The conductors are Constantina Tsolainou and Paul Hostetter. Admission is $10. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 30 – Trey English, Trombone Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents Trey English 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. English is a student of professor Bradley Palmer. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 30 – Faculty Chamber Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a Faculty Chamber Series concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program features Martinu's Sextet for Piano and Winds and Beethoven's Clarinet Trio Op. 11 in B-flat Major. Performers include faculty artists Andrée Martin, flute; Lisa Oberlander, clarinet; Susan Tomkiewicz, oboe; Ron Wirt, bassoon; Wendy Warner, cello; and Yien Wang, piano. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

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* (Editor's Note: This time was changed to 7 p.m. after its original posting, per a Campus Recreation request.)