CSU Happenings for Oct. 4-10

OCT. 4 – Club Sports Tackle Football: CSU Hosts South Alabama Columbus State will host South Alabama in a club sports tackle football game 1 p.m. Sunday at Kinnett Stadium, 7610 Schomburg Road, Columbus. Admission is $3 or $2 for CSU students ($1 per CSU student with advance ticket purchase from Davidson 271 or the student housing office). For more information, call 706-568-2273 or go to http://campusrec.colstate.edu/clubsports.asp.

OCT. 4 - CSU Philharmonic Concert The CSU Philharmonic will open its 2009-2010 season with a free concert 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Schwob School of Music Director Fred Cohen will conduct a program that includes the overture to The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 and the premiere of a piano concerto composed by Cohen, dedicated to Schwob school benefactor Maxine Schiffman and performed by CSU faculty pianist Gila Goldstein. Schiffman’s gift last year of 67 new Steinway & Sons pianos was a benchmark event for Columbus State and the Schwob School of Music, Cohen said. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

Oct. 5-6 – NCAA Men’s Golf: Aflac/Cougar Invitational The Columbus State men’s golf team will host and compete in the annual Aflac/Cougar Invitational Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5-6 at the Green Island Country Club. Action begins 8:30 a.m. both days. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

OCT. 5 - Guest Artists: Soprano Holly Bewlay, Pianist Bryan Boyce Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present a guest recital, 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, by Holly Bewlay, soprano, and Bryan Boyce, piano, both faculty artists at SUNY Buffalo State College. The program will include Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, Debussy’s Four Early Songs and Berg’s Seven Early Songs. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 8 – Faculty Concert: Michelle DeBruyn and Friends Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will present “20th Century Song,” a performance by Michelle DeBruyn and Friends, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. DeBruyn, a CSU faculty vocalist, will be accompanied by colleagues Yien Wang (piano), Lisa Oberlander (clarinet), Amy Griffiths (saxophone) and Andrew Zohn (guitar) for a program of art songs from the 20th century. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 8 – ‘Games, Seriously!’: CSU Computer Science to Host Symposium Columbus State’s TSYS School of Computer Science will stage “Games, Seriously!” as its second annual Games, Education, Modeling and Simulation Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Cunningham Center. Registration begins 8:30 a.m. for speaker presentations, exhibitions, competitions and more. The program concludes with a 2-4 p.m. “Halo 3” game competition hosted by Gamestop.

Guest presenters will include Matthew Swarts, research scientist, Georgia Tech; Dean Lawson, “game artificial intelligence” expert, Savannah College of Art and Design; Asante Bradford, digital entertainment liaison for the Georgia Film, Music and Video division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development; Andrew Greenberg, Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo Director at Georgia Game Developers Association and recognized expert on games of all types; and Michael Nitsche, assistant professor in the School of Literature, Communications and Culture and associate director of the Experimental Game Lab at Georgia Tech. Admission is $20 per person. CSU students, faculty and staff can attend for free by registering at http://ccld.colstate.edu/event_registration.asp. For more information, call 706-568-2410.

OCT. 8 – Hallock Lecture to Feature Former U.S. Envoy to North Korea Charles “Jack” Pritchard, a former United States special envoy to North Korea, will speak 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center as part of the Hallock Lecture Series. The program is free. Pritchard, now president of the Washington D.C.-based Korea Economic Institute, will discuss the “Six-Party Talks” to end North Korea’s nuclear program through negotiations involving China, the United States, North and South Korea, Japan and Russia. From 2001-2003, he served as special envoy for negotiations with North Korea in the George W. Bush administration.

The Hallock Lecture Series is coordinated by Columbus State’s Department of Political Science and MPA Program and made possible through a gift from the Richard R. Hallock Foundation. For more information, call 706-565-7875.

OCT. 9 – Children’s Concert Columbus State Schwob School of Music faculty and students will present an interactive concert for children 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. The program, designed for kids up to the 7th-grade level, will involve musical stories and audience participation. Adults are encouraged to accompany younger children. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 10 – Columbus Sci-Fi Convention and Toy Show Columbus State University's Coca-Cola Space Science Center will host a Columbus Sci-Fi Convention and Toy Show,10 a.m- 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. The event will feature an appearance by actor Sam Witwer, plus comics, action figures, video game tournaments, collectibles, sci-fi movies, model rocket launches and more. Witwer, who was “Lt. Crashdown” on Battlestar Galactica, plays Neil Perry on the Showtime series Dexter. For more information, go to http://www.ccssc.org or call 706-649-1477.

OCT 10 – Columbus State to Host Cross Country Invitational at Smiths Station The Columbus State cross country squads will host and compete in the annual Cougar Invitational 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at the J.D. Evilsizer Sports Complex in Smiths Station, Ala. The invitational will feature 8K (men) race and 5K (women) races. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

Oct. 10 – NCAA Women’s Soccer Columbus State’s women’s soccer squad will host Armstrong Atlantic State 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at CSU’s Walden Soccer Complex. Admission prices are $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.