CSU Happenings for Oct. 30-Nov.8

OCT. 30 - Guest Artist Reception, Gallery Talk
Columbus State’s Department of Art will host a 5-7 p.m. reception Friday 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 exhibition, through Nov. 14, 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. 30-31 - Campus Nerds’ Haunted House
Campus Nerds, a Columbus State student organization, will host a haunted house for the public 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday on the second floor of Davidson Student Center. Admission is $5 or $1 for a separate children’s haunted house. For more information, call 706-568-2273.

OCT. 31 - Recital by Pianist Jacques Després
Acclaimed Canadian pianist Jacques Després will perform 4 p.m. Saturday 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 at Kinnett Stadium. General admission is $3 and free for students and active military.

NOV. 1 - CSU Choral Union and Philharmonic
The CSU Choral Union and Philharmonic will present Mendelssohn’s Elijah 4 p.m. Sunday 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 I.D. 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.

NOV. 2 - CSU to Host College Fair for High School Students
College-bound high school students are invited to explore their post-secondary education options during a PROBE Fair 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Lumpkin Center. Sponsored by Columbus State and the Georgia Education Articulation Committee, the event will involve representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities throughout the Southeast. For more information, call 706-507-8800.

NOV. 2 – Author-Activist Kevin Powell to Speak to Students, Public
Author-activist Kevin Powell will give a talk 4 p.m. Monday in the Davidson Student Center auditorium. The program, free and open to the public, will conclude Powell’s daylong visit to Columbus State as he kicks off his statewide “New Directions Tour,” coordinated by the University System of Georgia’s African American Male Initiative. Powell has published nine books, including The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life. He will sign copies of his book before his public talk, starting 3:30 p.m. For more information, call Bernard McCrary, 706-568-2456 or e-mail mccrary_collins@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 2 — Columbus Brass Fall Concert
The Columbus Brass, the Schwob School of Music’s faculty brass quintet, will perform its fall concert 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 3 - CRMC to Stage Fall Mathfest, 20th Anniversary Celebration
Columbus State’s Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative will host regional K-12 math teachers for its annual Fall MathFest and to celebrate its 20th anniversary on Tuesday. The event begins 4:30 p.m. with registration and a reception in the courtyard of the Yancey Center (One Arsenal Place, Columbus) on CSU’s RiverPark campus. Activities include a math problem-solving exercise related to surrounding downtown Columbus landmarks, a 6 p.m. dinner in CSU Theatre on the Park lobby, followed by a panel discussion in the theatre involving former directors of the math collaborative and remarks from present director Kenneth Jones. Cost for the event is $15 and registration information is available at http://crmc.colstate.edu or by calling 706-568-2480.

NOV. 3 — Horn Recital for St. Hubert’s Day
Columbus State faculty hornist Kristen Hansen will perform to commemorate St. Hubert’s Day 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The celebration of St. Hubert, the patron saint of ethical hunting, marks a traditional feast day for hunters, as well as blacksmiths and horn players. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 5 – Open House at CSU’s West Point Site
Columbus State will hold an open house 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, for its West Point site at 405 West Eighth Street. CSU opened the site this fall and offers courses in communication, computer science, criminal justice, general business, teacher education, graduate-level educational leadership. Courses are scheduled for evenings and Saturdays, and online and in mini-sessions to accommodate working students. The West Point site is conveniently located for students residing in Troup and Harris counties. Also, in-state tuition is available for nearby Alabama residents of Chambers, Russell and Lee counties. For more information, call 706-645-2780.

NOV. 5 — Clarinet Duo Alumni Recital
Schwob School of Music alums Kevin Clasen and Steven Naimark will perform in a Clarinet Duo Alumni Recital 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail: schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 7 — Astronomy Night
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage a free Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-1477 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

NOV. 7 — Guest Tenor Joel Burcham
Tenor Joel Burcham, a University of Colorado voice professor, will perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Burcham, accompanied by CSU faculty pianist Yien Wang, will present a program titled “Love Gained, Love Lost,” featuring Liszt’s Trei Sonetti Di Petrarca, and Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

NOV. 8 — CSU Trombone Ensembles
The CSU Trombone Ensembles, with guest soloist James Lebens, will perform 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The concert will include selections by Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones and others. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.