CSU Happenings for Oct. 24-Nov. 1

OCT. 24, 25 and 31 - Students to Stage Haunted House
The CSU student organization Campus Nerds will stage separate haunted house attractions, one for teens and adults ($5 per person) and another for kids ages 12-younger ($1 per person) from 7 p.m.-midnight on Friday, Saturday, and the following Saturday, Oct. 24, 25 and 31 in Davidson Student Center. For more information, call 706-329-9028 and leave a message if there’s no answer.

OCT. 25 - NCAA Women's Soccer
The CSU women’s soccer squad will host USC Aiken for a match at 3:30 p.m. Saturday 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.

OCT. 25 - CSU Theatre: Oral History
Performance on Westville’s Founding A Columbus State University theatre ensemble will reveal the story behind the founding of the living history museum at Westville, Ga., in a pair of oral history performances on Saturday. “Westville: Collected Lives in History” will be performed at 2 p.m. at Westville Village, about 38 miles south of Columbus, followed by a 7:30 p.m. show at CSU’s International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. Admission is free, although there is a gate fee, ranging from $4-10, for entrance to Westville. For more information, call 706-507-8403.

OCT. 25 - New York Philharmonic
Trumpetist to Perform with Wind Ensemble New York Philharmonic Principal Trumpetist Phil Smith will perform with the CSU Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program will include works by Williams, Pascuzzi and the premiere of a composition by Schwob School of Music Director Fred Cohen. General admission is $5; $2 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and free 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. 26 - CSU Voice Studio Performance
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present “CSU Voice Studio: An Afternoon of Musical Theater” at 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Voice students of Earl Coleman, the William and Isabelle Curry Distinguished Faculty Chair in Voice, will perform musical theatre selections from Broadway productions past to present. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 27 - Fountain City Ensemble to Perform
The Fountain City Ensemble, comprised of CSU Schwob School of Music faculty members Andrée Martin (flute), Lisa Oberlander (clarinet), Amy Griffiths (saxophone) and Paul Vaillancourt (percussion), will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. The program will include discussion and performance of new music, including a multimedia presentation of Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 28 - Planned Giving Forums Target Advisors, Individuals, Families
CSU will host a planned giving forum for individuals and families from noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Cunningham Center. The event will feature a keynote presentation, “Donor Do’s and Don’ts: Making the Most of Family Philanthropy” by Edward Beckwith, a nationally respected expert on gift planning and administration topics. This session includes lunch and is free with a reservation in advance by calling 706-569-2500.

Beckwith, a Washington D.C.-based attorney and Georgetown University tax professor, has written several articles and speeches for the American Law Institute/American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education and the Council on Foundations. At CSU, he also will lead an 8:30-11:30 a.m. session themed “Implementing Donor-Centered Philanthropy in an Age of Political Uncertainty” the same day for professional financial advisors. In addition to CSU, forum sponsors are Brookstone School, the Columbus Museum, St. Francis Foundation and Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley. For more information, call Kim Tucker at 706-569-2500.

OCT. 28 - When Cultures Collide Series Forum
The series When Cultures Collide: Dialogues with Native American History and Culture, continues with a forum “Celebrating Columbus Day: What Has Progress Preserved?” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Columbus Public Library. The presenters are CSU English professor Noreen Lape and Pastoral Institute Director of Counselor Training Stephen Muse. 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. 28 - Lecture Series Opener: Stories from Iraqi Refugees in Middle East
CSU’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians will present the first in a series of guest speaker lectures by an American journalist and activist discussing Iraqi refugees and others around the world, who have been negatively affected by Western foreign policy, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Schwob library.

Kelly Hayes-Raitt, CSU’s 2008 Marguerite and Lamar Smith Writing Fellow, will present the series, which is titled “Violating Sanctions: An American Women’s Listening Tour through the Axis of Evil” and based on her recent travel to the Middle East and Philippines, where she interviewed refugees and victims of different conflicts. The opening lecture will focus on Hayes-Raitt’s experience in Iraq. Subsequent presentations in the series are scheduled for Nov. 4 (Lebanon), Nov. 11 (Philippines) and Dec. 2 (Syria). Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-565-4021.

OCT. 29 - NCAA Women's Soccer
The CSU women’s soccer squad will host Georgia Southwestern for a contest at 7 p.m. Wednesday 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 younger and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

OCT. 29 - CSU Blood Drive
CSU and the Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday in the Lumpkin Center, upper level. Donors can make an appointment online at http://www.givelife.org. For more information, call CSU Blood Drive Coordinator Ken Hendricks at 706-523-0274.

OCT. 30 - Lecture by Global Expert on Security, Terrorism
CSU’s Department of Political Science will present a lecture by Jeffrey Addicott, an internationally recognized expert on national security law, terrorism law and human rights, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Cunningham Center’s Blanchard Hall. Addicott. a distinguished professor of law and director of the center for terrorism law at St. Mary’s University (Texas), is an Army officer in the Advocate General’s Corps and frequent contributor to national and international television news programs. His presentation is part of the Hallock Lecture Series, funded by the Richard R. Hallock Foundation. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2027 or go to http://polsci.colstate.edu.

OCT. 30 - When Cultures Collide Series Film: ‘Pow Wow Highway’
The series, When Cultures Collide: Dialogues with Native American History and Culture continues with a screening and discussion of the film “Pow Wow Highway” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Columbus Public Library. The moderator is CSU English professor Cathy Fussell. 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.

NOV. 1 - Student Flute Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by flutist Kathryn Lovetro at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 1 – NCAA Women’s Soccer
The CSU women’s soccer squad will host Georgia College and State University for a contest at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 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 younger and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

NOV. 1 - Astronomy Night
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the center, 701 Front St., Columbus. The program is free and will open with a planetarium presentation at 7 p.m. followed by viewing at 8 p.m. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.