CSU Happenings for Sept. 18-27

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 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.

SEPT. 19 - Guest Voice, Piano Recital
Two guest faculty artists, soprano Tiffany Blake from Colorado State University and pianist Caleb Harris from the University of Northern Colorado will present a program of art songs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 20 – Guest Pianist Barry Snyder to Perform
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music will host a performance by guest pianist Barry Snyder at 6 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Snyder, of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music faculty, is renowned as a versatile musician through solo, concerto and chamber music appearances in a 40-year career. His CSU concert is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287, e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 21 – Club Sports Football Opener: CSU Hosts Shorter
Columbus State’s Club Sports program will debut its tackle football program in an opening game against Shorter College, 6 p.m. Monday at Kinnett Stadium, 7610 Schomburg Rd., Columbus. Admission is free. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early for tailgating starting 4:30 p.m. The CSU squad, coached by Bruce Hubbard, will compete against Shorter’s junior varsity squad in the opener of a seven-game season schedule that includes two additional home dates: Oct. 4 (South Alabama) and Nov. 1 (Clemson).

Tackle football is one of eight club sports programs supported by CSU’s Campus Recreation Department. The other programs are bass fishing, coed tennis, men’s soccer, ultimate Frisbee, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and wrestling. For more information, call 706-568-2273 or go to http://campusrec.colstate.edu/clubsports.asp.

SEPT. 22 - Cherokee ‘Trail of Tears’ Expert to Lecture
Jerry Ellis, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated author and the first in modern history to retrace the Trail of Tears, will discuss the experience at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Davidson Student Center auditorium. The speech is free and open to the public.

This fall marks the 20th anniversary of Ellis’ “life-altering walk” that resulted Walking the Trail, One Man’s Journey Along the Cherokee Trail of Tears. The book was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Ellis, of both Cherokee and Scottish descent, walked in reverse the 900-mile Trail of Tears, from Oklahoma to Alabama, where 4,000 of his Cherokee ancestors died in 1838. Ellis also has published three other non-fiction books, has written for the New York Times and had five plays produced. For more information, call Terry Irvin at 706-565-4015.

SEPT. 22-23 - Jordan Organ International Competition
Performances for the semifinal rounds of Columbus State’s second Jordan Organ International Competition are free and open to the public and will take place from 1-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 22-23, in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. In one of the premier organ competitions in the world, competitors from around the globe will perform and be judged by a panel of leading international concert organists and teachers. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://jic.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 24 - Fort Scholar to Discuss German Expert of ‘Futurology’
Visiting scholar Mario Kessler will present a lecture on the founder of futurology titled “Ossip Flechtheim (1909-1998): Refugee Scholar in the American South and Researcher of the Future,” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 in the Spencer Event Hall in CSU’s International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. The program is free and open to the public. German-raised and politically active, Flechtheim fled Nazi Germany for Switzerland in the late 1930s before emigrating in 1939 to the United States and Columbia University. A scholar at Columbia, he joined Atlanta (now Clark Atlanta) University, where he was a protégé of W.E.B. Du Bois and coined the term “futurology” (speculating possible, probable and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them). A research fellow for Potsdam University, Germany, Kessler is teaching at CSU as the 2009-2010 Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Visiting Scholar in European Studies. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

SEPT. 25 - Jordan Organ International Competition Final Round
Performances for the final round of Columbus State’s second Jordan Organ International Competition are free and open to the public and will take place from 2-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. In one of the premier organ competitions in the world, competitors from around the globe are performing and being judged by a panel of leading international concert organists and teachers. First place is $30,000 for the competition made possible by the Jordan family and the Jordan Foundation. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://jic.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 26 - ‘Kick for the Cure’ Soccer Event to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
The CSU Women’s Soccer program will raise breast cancer awareness by staging an upcoming Peach Belt Conference match as a “Kick for the Cure” game. The event features the CSU-USC-Aiken match set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Walden Soccer Complex. CSU will sport white uniforms with pink trim while the USCA Pacers will wear pink, and the Peach Belt Conference will provide pink soccer balls for the contest

The Kick for the Cure game will raise money and awareness of breast cancer in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Rather than charging admission to the event, CSU asks spectators to make a donation at the gate. Literature on breast cancer awareness will be given out during the event. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

SEPT. 26 - Astronomy Night
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will host an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. A 7 p.m. planetarium presentation will precede telescope viewing at 8 p.m. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-4900 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

SEPT. 27 - Trombone Masterclass and Recital by Jay Evans
Alabama Symphony Orchestra principal trombonist Jay Evans will give a masterclass (1 p.m.) and recital (4 p.m.) on Sunday, Sept. 27 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Both programs are free and open to the public. The recital will feature Evans and pianist Joanna Sobkowska performing music of Mendelssohn, Brahms, Hindemith and others. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.