CSU Happenings for Sept. 11-20

SEPT. 11-13 - Theatre Season Opener Señora Tortuga
Columbus State Theatre opens its 2009-2010 season with a family series production of Señora Tortuga, concluding its opening weekend run at CSU Theatre on the Park Mainstage in downtown Columbus. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Roxanne Schroeder-Arce’s bilingual play is about a young boy and his family who live in a barn on the Mexican border and have their lives changed by a visiting and mysterious señora. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens, children, active military personnel and CSU alumni. For the entire production, CSU faculty and staff receive two complementary tickets and CSU students receive one free ticket. For more information, including details on season ticket packages, call 706-507-8444 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/productions.asp.

SEPT. 12 - NCAA Women’s Soccer
Columbus State’s women’s soccer squad will host North Carolina Pembroke at 1 p.m. Saturday at CSU’s Walden Soccer Complex. Admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (non-CSU students); and free for ages 5 and under and with CSU ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

SEPT. 13 - Clarinetist Derek Bermel to Perform
Clarinetist Derek Bermel, a composer-in-residence with CSU’s McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Described by the Toronto Star as an “eclectic with wide open ears” and by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as “one of America’s finest young composers,” Bermel’s works draw from a variety of musical genres, including classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk and gospel. The concert also will feature performances by Schwob School of Music faculty vocalist Michelle DeBruyn, the CSU Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Fred Cohen, and a world premiere written by Bermel for the CSU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Paul Vaillancourt. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 14 - International Film Series: Soldier Child
Columbus State’s Center for International Education will screen the film Soldier Child, at 7 p.m. Monday in the Spencer Event Hall in CSU’s International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. The 1998 documentary, narrated by Danny Glover, was filmed in northern Uganda and portrays the efforts to rehabilitate children who have been abducted and forced into duty as “child soldiers.” The program is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

SEPT. 15 - Joint Exhibitions Open Celebrating Lamar Dodd
Columbus State University and the W.C. Bradley Co. are collaborating to host exhibitions from Sept. 15-Oct. 10 celebrating the work of one of Georgia’s most influential artists. CSU will present “Drawings of Lamar Dodd,” in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery, Meanwhile, the W.C. Bradley Co. Museum will feature “The Master of Mood,” a survey of Dodd paintings depicting the different techniques and themes from his work. Both sets of works are from the Athens, Ga.-based C.L. Morehead collection. Dodd (1909-1996) is noted for subjects ranging from Southern landscapes, city scenes and space exploration to touching portraits and athletics at the University of Georgia, where the Lamar Dodd School of Art represents his most visible legacy. The paintings can be viewed noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday in the W.C. Bradley Co. Museum, 1017 Front Ave., Columbus. The Columbus State exhibition of Dodd’s drawings can be viewed noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the Illges Gallery at 6 West 10th Street (use the Front Avenue entrance). For more information, call 706-507-8300.

SEPT. 17 - Constitution Day Programs
Columbus State’s political science department will stage programs to commemorate Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17. Assistant Professor of Political Science Troy Vidal will give a keynote speech, “Federalist 10 and the U.S. Constitution: Madison’s Bridging of Classical and Modern Political Thought,” at 12:30 p.m. in the Center for Commerce and Technology auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public. Meanwhile, political science majors throughout the day will hand out pocket U.S. Constitutions while supplies last. More information, including a series of video testimonials by CSU President Tim Mescon and other faculty members titled “What Does the Constitution Mean to Me, can be viewed at http://polsci.colstate.edu/constitutionday. For further information, call 706-568-2027.

SEPT. 18, 20 - CSU to Host Soccer Invitational
Columbus State’s women’s soccer team will host an invitational involving NCAA men’s and women’s teams from the Peach Belt, Sunshine, Gulf South and South Atlantic conferences with a total of 10 matches on Friday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 20 at the Walden Soccer Complex. The schedule is:

• Friday - Tampa vs Carson Newman (women), 2 p.m.
• Friday - Harding (Ark.) vs North Georgia (men), 4 p.m.
• Friday - Tusculum vs Barry (women), 6 p.m.
• Friday - Georgia College and State vs. West Georgia (women), 7 p.m.
• Friday - Harding vs. Columbus State (women), 8 p.m.
• Sunday - Harding vs Tusculum (women), 10 a.m.
• Sunday - Harding vs GSW (men), noon
• Sunday - Carson Newman vs. West Georgia (women), 1 p.m.
• Sunday - Barry vs. GCSU (women), 1 p.m.
• Sunday - Tampa vs. Columbus State (women), 2 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.