CSU Happenings for Sept. 14-22

SEPT. 14, 16 - NCAA Soccer: CSU Showcase
The CSU women’s soccer squad and three other teams will compete in the CSU Showcase Friday and Sunday at the CSU Soccer Complex. The schedule:

• Friday: West Georgia vs. Eckerd College at 5 p.m. and CSU vs. Lincoln Memorial University at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday: West Georgia vs. Lincoln Memorial at 11 a.m. and CSU vs. Eckerd at 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.

SEPT. 15 - NCAA Cross Country: Cougar Invitational
The CSU men’s and women’s cross country squads will compete in the Cougar Invitational starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Evilsizer Track and Field Complex at Smiths Station High School. For more information, go to http://www.csucougars.com.

SEPT. 18-19 - Sales Development Conference at Cunningham Center
CSU’s Cunningham Sales Institute will hold its annual Sales Development Conference from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development. Themed “Call to Action! Power Up for Sales Excellence,” the event will provide seven hours of professional development and networking. Keynote presenters are Brian Parsley, chief operating officer of the Jeffrey Gitomer Group in Charlotte, N.C.; Austin McGonigle, president of Atlanta-based Success Cycle, Inc.; and Luke Mansour, director of sales for Synovus. The trio will demonstrate how to create more effective sales organizations and yield higher sales, productivity and customer satisfaction.

The conference is approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission for continuing education credit. For more information, contact Susan Miller at miller_susan@ColumbusState.edu or 706-568-5101. To register, go to http://ccld.colstate.edu/register.asp.

Sept. 18-19 – Environmental Film Festival
Columbus State University’s Environmental Science program is teaming up with Chattahoochee RiverWatch to host Patagonia’s Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival. Thirteen films ranging in length from five minutes to nearly an hour will be shown from 6:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center for Continuing Education. The films are made possible by a grant from Patagonia Outdoor Wear. For a detailed listing and description of the film lineup for each night, visit http://www.chattabout.org/filmfestival.html.

SEPT. 20 - CSU Wind Ensemble to Perform
Under the baton of Professor Robert Rumbelow, the CSU Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. General admission is $5 and free for faculty, staff and students with CSU ID. For tickets, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 22 – Visitation Day for Prospective Students
Columbus State University’s Recruitment Office will hold a visitation day for high school seniors and their parents from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will begin in the Lumpkin Center, and activities will include a tour of campus and opportunities to speak with meet current CSU students and professors.

CSU also offers daily campus tours at 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information or to make a reservation for a tour, or for Visitation Day, call 706-507-8800 or visit http://www.colstate.edu/Future/tour.asp.

SEPT. 22 - NCAA Soccer: CSU to Host UNC Pembroke
The CSU women’s soccer squad will face UNC Pembroke at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the CSU Soccer Complex. Admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (including non-CSU students); and free for ages five and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, go to http://www.csucougars.com.

SEPT. 22 - Student Oboe Recital
CSU student oboist Catheryn Shaw will give a recital at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 22 – Astronomy Night
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the center, at 701 Front Ave. in Columbus. The program will begin at 8:30 p.m. with a planetarium presentation, followed by planet viewing and stargazing. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-1470.