CSU Happenings for Oct. 4-12

OCT. 4 - CSU Dance Team to Host Junior Clinic
CSU’s official dance team, Versatile, will host an inaugural Fall Junior Dance Clinic from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Woodruff Gym. Aspiring dancers in kindergarten through high school can participate. A $40 registration fee includes a commemorative T-shirt, keepsake photo, lunch and more. Parents are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Alicia Tatum at 706-568-5084 or by e-mail at tatum_alicia@ColumbusState.edu.

OCT. 4 -Student Bassoon Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by bassoonist Emily Spradley at 4 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 4 - Astronomy Night
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing on Saturday at the center, 701 Front St., Columbus. The program is free and will open with a planetarium presentation at 8 p.m. followed by viewing at 9 p.m. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

OCT. 5 - Student Voice Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student voice recital by Hannah Ventro at 2 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 6-10 - International Education Week Programs
CSU’s Center for International Education will observe International Education Week with a series of programs, both educational and entertaining, Monday through Friday, Oct. 6-10. A “Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale,” from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the International House, will open and anchor the series. The sale supports the efforts of artisans from more than 36 countries by selling their handmade gifts, home decor, jewelry and personal accessories through Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit organization. For more information about the series at CSU, call 706-565-4036. The remaining International Education Week schedule is:

• Monday - Film screening: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring, 7 p.m., International House. Free and open to the public.
• Tuesday - Lecture: “Is International Dialogue Possible?” by visiting philosophy professor Maya Soboleva, 12:30 p.m. International House. Free and open to the public.
• Wednesday - International Dance Showcase: “Step Up to the Rhythms of the World,” 6:30 p.m. Davidson Student Center game room. Free and open to the public.
• Friday - Lecture: “Most Muslims are Terrorists … and Other Common Myths,” by Georgia Southern political science professor Krista Wiegand, 1 p.m. International House. An International Learning Communities program, open only to CSU faculty, staff and students.
• Friday - International Games and Food Festival, 4 p.m. (games) and 5 p.m. (food), Intramural Field and Mock Pavilion on Clearview Circle. Free and open to the public.

OCT. 6-7 - Aflac/Cougar Invitational
The CSU golf squad will host a 17-team Aflac/Cougar Invitational Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 6-7 at Country Club of Columbus. Play opens at 8 a.m. both days. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

OCT. 6 - Chamber Singers and Concert Chorale
The CSU Chamber Singers and Concert Chorale will perform “Madrigals, Motets and More...” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program will include works by Lassus, Mozart, Elgar, Diemer and Clausen. General admission is $5; $2 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and free with CSU ID. For tickets, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 7 - Harvard Professor to Direct Writing Workshops
Professor Nancy Sommers, who teaches writing for Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, will direct a series of workshops at Columbus State University Oct. 7 to support CSU’s writing-focused Quality Enhancement Plan. Sommers will direct the following interactive sessions will run through the afternoon:

• “Responding to Student Writing” faculty workshop, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cunningham Center Blanchard Hall A. (RSVP to cummings_robert1@ColumbusState.edu)
• Session for Writing Center consultants, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Woodall 116
• Student focus group, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Woodall 121 (RSVP to cummings_robert1@ColumbusState.edu)
• Faculty focus group, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Woodall 121

Sommers, who for 20 years directed Harvard’s first-year writing program, is well known for her research into student writing. Cummings said Sommers’ visit reflects the growing stature of CSU's QEP, as faculty members from other Southeast colleges and universities will travel to Columbus to participate in the workshops. “Our QEP effort is truly unparalleled in the region,” he said, For more information, call Cummings at 706-565-4139.

OCT. 7 - When Cultures Collide Series Lecture
The series “When Cultures Collide: Dialogues with Native American History and Culture” continues with a lecture, “Post-Columbus Encounters: The Good, the Bad and The Ugly,” by CSU anthropology professor Warren Church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Columbus Public Library. 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. 9 - When Cultures Collide Series Film: ‘Smoke Signals’
The series “When Cultures Collide: Dialogues with Native American History and Culture” continues with a screening and discussion of the film “Smoke Signals” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday 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.

OCT. 9 - Student Voice Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student voice recital by Edwin Wallace at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 9-12 - CSU Theatre to Stage ‘Bat Boy: The Musical’
CSU Theatre will stage “Bat Boy: The Musical” Oct. 9-12 at CSU Theatre on the Park, Mainstage. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Associate Professor Kate Musgrove will direct a CSU student cast in this comedy based on the Weekly World News tabloid series of a half-bat, half-boy found in a Hope Falls, Va., cave and raised by a local family. Ticket prices are $20 for general admission, $18 for senior citizens, children, active military personnel and CSU alumni, and free (limit two) with CSU ID. For more information, including details on season ticket packages, call 706-507-8400 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/productions.htm.

OCT. 10 - Quarterly Sales Luncheon at Cunningham Center
CSU’s Cunningham Sales Institute will host its next quarterly sales luncheon from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday Oct. 10 in the Cunningham Center. The featured speaker is Derrick Shields of ERA Elite Ventures Realty in Columbus, who’s regional director for the Georgia Association of Realtors. Cost is $39 per person or $129 for an annual membership for the quarterly luncheon series. Call 706-568-5101 to register or for more information.

OCT. 10 - Student Violin Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by violinist Iain Crampton at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 10 & 12 - NCAA Women's Soccer: PBC vs. Conference Carolinas Shootout
CSU’s women’s soccer squad will host a Peach Belt Conference vs. Conference Carolinas Shootout with matches on Friday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 12 at the CSU Soccer Complex. The schedule of games is:

• Friday: Armstrong Atlantic State vs. Queens, 5 p.m.; CSU vs. Belmont Abbey, 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday: Armstrong Atlantic State vs. Belmont Abbey, 11 a.m.; CSU vs. Queens, 1:30 p.m.

Daily 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.

OCT. 11 - Graduate School Open House
CSU will present a Graduate School Open House from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 in the Cunningham Center. The program is free and will cover CSU’s graduate degree programs. For more information or to register, call 706-507-8800 or go to http://www.colstate.edu/Future/tour.asp.

OCT. 11 - Children’s Open House at Schwob School of Music
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host an open house for children from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Saunders Center for Music Studies in RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. CSU music students will present games and an “Instrument Petting Zoo,” where kids can touch, see and hear various instruments. The event is free and intended for children ages 5-13, accompanied by a parent. For more information, call 706-649-7225.

OCT. 11 – Genealogy Program: ‘A Suitcase in Georgia’
A family historian from Macon will give a genealogy presentation titled “A Suitcase in Georgia” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Schwob Library on CSU’s main campus. Jennifer O'Kelley will describe her discovery of a suitcase full of old letters in the basement of a house she bought in Macon. The program is free and jointly sponsored by the Muscogee Genealogical Society, CSU Libraries and CSU’s McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians. For more information, call 706-322-3175.

OCT. 11 - Guest Performance by Vocalist Tiffany Blake
Guest vocalist Tiffany Blake will present a multimedia recital of song cycles titled “The Loves and Lives of Women” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Blake, an opera performer and director from the faculty at Colorado State University, will perform Chansons de Bilitis by Claude Debussy, Try Me, Good King by Libby Larsen and Frauenliebe und Leben by Robert Schumann (1810-1856). She also will recite letters and journal entries by Robert and Clara Schumann and display artwork and photographs. General admission is $10; $7 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and $5 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. 12 - Second Sunday Series: ‘Owls, Owls, Fantastic Fowls’
CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will present “Owls, Owls, Fantastic Fowls” as its Second Sunday series program for Sunday, Oct. 12 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. The program will cover owl life histories and behavior and how to identify local owls by sight and sound and where to find them. The program will run in separate sessions: 1-2 p.m. for parents and children (10 and under) and 2:30-4 p.m. for adults and children (11 and older). Admission is $5 and $2 for children (10 and under). Seating is limited and by reservation only. Call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

OCT. 12 - Faculty Oboe, Bassoon Concert
CSU faculty artists Jennifer Potochnic, oboe, and Ron Wirt, bassoon, will present a concert of solo and chamber music at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program will feature Francis Poulenc’s Sextet for winds and piano with CSU pianist Tracy Xian. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.