CSU Happenings for Oct. 27-Nov. 3

OCT. 27 - Holiday Pet Photo Shoot
CSU’s Pre-Veterinary Medical Association will hold a “Holiday Pet Photo Shoot” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the lower level of the Health and Safety Center, next to the Woodruff Gym. The setting will include backgrounds and props for both Halloween and Christmas. Pet owners can bring their own costumes, and pay a $5 sitting fee plus the cost to print photos. For more information call 706-568-2204.

OCT. 27 - CSU Clarinet Quartet Recital
A CSU clarinet ensemble, the 10th and Broadway Quartet, will perform at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The quartet — comprised of Schwob School of Music students John Inzetta, Andy Hudson, Jason Thorne and Steven Naimark — will perform pieces by James Waterson, Alfred Uhl, Jorge Montilla and a premiere of Eric Mandat’s “Peg and Hole Collide.” Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 27 - ‘Halloween Spooktakular’ for Kids
CSU’s Student Government Association and the Columbus Business Improvement District will present “Halloween Spooktakular” from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Columbus. Entertainment will include a costume contest and various game-activity stations throughout the 1000-1100 block of Broadway. About 18 CSU student organizations each will operate stations with attractions offering a safe, fun Halloween activity for families with children up to age 12. For more information, call 706-568-2403 or 706-322-9078.

OCT. 28 – Voice Studio Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a Voice Studio Recital at 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. The program will by directed by professor Earl Coleman, CSU’s William and Isabelle Curry Distinguished Faculty Chair in Voice. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 28 – Student Violin Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by violinist Thomas Pearson at 6 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 29 – Drunk-Driving Simulator to Open Alcohol Awareness Week
The national Save a Life Tour will make a stop at CSU and feature its multi-screen, state-of-the-art drunk driving simulator starting 10 a.m. Monday in the Davidson Student Center game room. The simulator will allow for students to experience, form a sober perspective, how alcohol impairs driving skills. Participants will receive a “ticket” showing the number of violations committed during each simulation. CSU’s Student Activities Council is sponsoring the event to open Alcohol Awareness Week on campus. For more information, call 706-568-2273.

OCT. 29 – Student Clarinet Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by clarinetist Brittany Noble at 6 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 30 – ‘Men of Kappa Sigma’ to Shave Heads for Breast Cancer Awareness
Kappa Sigma members at CSU will shave their heads from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the T.Y. Whitley Clock Tower as part of an effort to raise money for breast cancer research. Spectators will be encouraged to make a donation, as other attractions will include food, music and a sumo-wrestling exhibition. The main attraction will feature the head shaving of five fraternity brothers each hour. The event culminates a month-long fund drive targeting $5,000. Donation sites have been set up throughout campus. For more information, call 706-568-2273.

OCT. 30 - Guest Pianist Roger McVey to Perform
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a concert by guest pianist Roger McVey, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. McVey, a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has performed internationally and was a recent top prizewinner in the International Beethoven Competition and semi-finalist at the International Franz Liszt Competition in Poland, where critics praised his “passionate artistry and electrifying virtuosity.” Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 31 - Exhibitions of 1950s Japan Photography, CSU Collection to Open
CSU’s Department of Art from Wednesday through Dec. 7 presents a pair of exhibitions in The Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery in downtown Columbus. “Places and Smiles” by Japanese photographer Toshie Saito features 17 black and white photographs from the 1950s mid-Showa Era of economic growth and prosperity in Japan. Concurrently, “Preview, Department of Art Collection” overviews acquisitions and gifts to the CSU Department of Art collection between 1990 and 2005. Gallery hours in the Corn Center for Visual Arts are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 706-507-8300. For directions to the gallery, including a CSU RiverPark campus map, go to http://art.colstate.edu.

NOV. 1 – Tailgate Party for Cancer Awareness
CSU marketing students will host a tailgate party for cancer awareness from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 outside CSU’s Center for Commerce and Technology. Guests can enjoy games and food and find out how their donations will help the students gain sports and event marketing experience while raising money for the fight against cancer. For more information, call 706-568-5114.

NOV. 1 – Art Exhibition Reception
CSU’s Department of Art will hold a free reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 for a pair of exhibitions in The Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery in downtown Columbus. “Places and Smiles,” by Japanese photographer Toshie Saito, features 1950s a black and white photography and “Preview, Department of Art Collection” overviews 1990-to-2005 acquisitions and gifts to the CSU Department of Art collection. These exhibitions will run through Dec. 7. Gallery hours in the Corn Center for Visual Arts are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 706-507-8300. For directions to the gallery, including a CSU RiverPark campus map, go to http://art.colstate.edu.

NOV. 2 - Open House to Feature CSU Student Apartments
An open house on Friday, Nov. 2 will showcase CSU’s apartment-style student housing. Ideal for prospective students and their parents, the program will start at 2 p.m. with a gathering at Fine Arts Hall, followed by a tour of housing units on both the main campus and RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. The open house is free and open to the public. To reserve a space for the tour or for more information, call CSU Enrollment Services at 706-507-8800.

NOV. 3 – Student Piano Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by pianist Kimberly Rice at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 3 - Miss CSU Pageant to Mark 10th Anniversary
The 10th annual Miss CSU scholarship pageant is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 in Fine Arts Hall auditorium. Contestants will compete for a $1,000 first-prize scholarship provided by the CSU Alumni Association and will go on to compete for the Miss Georgia title. Tickets are $10 or $13 for admission and a commemorative program. For more information, call 706-649-2632.