CSU Happenings for Oct. 6-14

OCT. 6-7 - CSU Theatre’s ‘Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’ to Conclude
CSU’s Department of Theatre’s season-opening production of John Bishop’s “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” will conclude its run at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at CSU Theatre on the Park, on the RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. Ticket prices are $15 adults; $13 senior citizens, children, active military and CSU alumni; and free (one per production) for students, faculty and staff with CSU ID. Tickets can be purchased from the Park Box Office one hour before curtain. For more information, call 706-507-8444 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/tickets.asp.

OCT. 8 – Alumni Golf Event to Raise Scholarship Funds
The CSU Alumni Association will stage its fourth annual “Banking on CSU” Columbus Day Golf Classic on Monday at Country Club of Columbus. All spaces are filled for this scholarship fund-raiser, as 33 foursomes of area golfers will compete in a “shamble” format, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. All proceeds go to CSU athletic and alumni scholarship funds. Sponsors are Columbus Bank & Trust, TIC Federal Credit Union, Wachovia and Columbus Regional. For more information, call 706-568-2280.

OCT. 8 – Film Screening: ‘Battle of Algiers’
CSU’s Center for International Education will screen the 1966 Italian film “The Battle of Algiers” at 7 p.m. Monday in the International House at 6 Clearview Cirlcle. Based on events during the 1954-1962 Algerian War of Independence against French rule, the movie won the Venice Film Festival Grand Prize and was nominated for three Academy Awards. The film was re-released in 2004, shortly after the U.S. Department of Defense held a screening of the film and cited it as a useful illustration of the problems faced in Iraq. Admission to the screening at CSU is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

OCT. 8 - Guest Organist Boyd Jones to Perform
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a concert by guest organist Boyd Jones at 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Jones, a professor at Stetson University, performs extensively throughout the United States and has won both national and international organ performance competitions. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 11-12 - Fall Break for CSU Students
Classes will not be in session Thursday through Friday as CSU marks the mid point of the semester with Fall Break. However, the university will be open for business during regular hours.

OCT. 11-12 - Exhibition: Hispanic Contribution to U.S. Independence
CSU Continuing Education will host an exhibition, “The Hispanic Contribution Towards the Independence of the United States of America,” from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center.

This exhibition, from the private collection of Continuing Education Coordinator Adalbelio Garcia, includes documents demonstrating that many Hispanics gave their lives in contribution to the independence of the United States’ 13 colonies. Garcia also will lecture (6-7 p.m. Thursday and noon-1 p.m. Friday) in conjunction with the exhibition. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2023.

OCT. 11 – ‘TAD’ Forum at Baker Middle School
CSU’s D. Abbott Turner College of Business will conduct a third in a series of forums to educate local voters about Tax Allocation Districts, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Baker Middle School, 1215 Benning Drive, Columbus. Voters will decide in the Nov. 6 election if the City Council has the authority to establish TADs, which are used to stimulate economic development, particularly in underdeveloped and blighted areas.

Thanks to a Knight Foundation grant, the College of Business is providing the expertise to develop materials to give voters information about redevelopment powers and Tax Allocation Districts at these forums. For more information about redevelopment powers, visit the CSU-hosted Web site on the topic at http://www.colstate.edu/redevelopmentpowers.

OCT. 14 - Oxbow Meadows Second Sunday: Outdoor Photography
CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will present “Outdoor Photography” as its Second Sunday Series program for Oct. 14. The program begins at 2 p.m. and repeats at 3 p.m.

Presenter Joe Maher will demonstrate how to capture photos of nature and scenes from outdoor adventures. The program will explore creative options and address common issues related to photography in environments potentially damaging to equipment. Admission is $2 per person and free for ages 3 and under. Oxbow Meadows is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. Call 706-687-4090 for more information or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.