CSU Happenings for Sept. 19-25, 2011

Sept. 19-22Hispanic Heritage Week Programs
Columbus State University’s Office of Diversity Programs and Services celebrates Hispanic Heritage Week with activities Monday through Thursday from various settings. An informational station will operate from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday in the Davidson Student Center cafeteria lobby and provide information on the following:

  • Film screening: Which Way Home, 6 p.m. Monday, Schuster Center 130
  • Global Dialogues - Informal, intercultural discussion among faculty and students,  6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, International House
  • International Peace Day - Candlelight vigil, organized by the CSU student organization One Cougar World, 8 p.m., Courtyard I
  • CHISPA Carnavale: Traditional food, music, dance and more, 6 p.m., Rankin Gardens and Atrium on CSU’s RiverPark campus
The programs are open to the public. For more information, call 706-568-2273 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/Diversity.

Sept. 19 – International Film Screening: The Visitor
Columbus State’s Center for International Education presents a screening of The Visitor at 7 p.m. Monday in International House’s Spencer Event Hall. The Visitor is a character study of Walter Vale, a lonely middle-aged man whose life changes upon finding an immigrant couple squatting in his New York City apartment. The film’s themes include identity, immigration and cross-cultural communication in post-9/11 New York City. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/cie.

Sept. 19 – Faculty Artist Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents faculty clarinetist Lisa Oberlander and pianist Yien Wang at 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The evening of clarinet music includes Sonata by Francis Poulenc, written in memory of his friend, Arthur Honegger. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Sept. 20 – Faculty Artist Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents faculty artists Andrew Miller (tuba) and Yien Wang at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday  in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. This evening of tuba and piano music features pieces by Bach, Strauss and Hindemith. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Sept. 21 - NCAA Women’s Soccer
Columbus State’s women’s soccer squad hosts Lincoln Memorial for a match at 7 p.m. Wednesday. General admission is $5 or free with CSU ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

Sept. 22 – Guest Speaker: Playwright Kathy Coudle-King
Columbus State’s Center for International Education presents guest speaker Kathy Coudle-King 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 in the International House’s Spencer Event Hall. Coudle-King, a noted for her historical-political dramas about the struggles of everyday people, will present a speech entitled “Compañeras: A Playwright’s Journey into Unfamiliar Terrain.” The play earned Coudle-King first place in CSU’s Larry Corse International Playwriting Competition and is being performed Sept. 22-25 by CSU Theatre at Theatre on the Park.  For more information, call 706-565-4036 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/cie.

Sept. 22-25 – Theatre Production: Compañeras
Columbus State University Theatre presents Compañeras, by Kathy Coudle-King, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-24 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at Theatre on the Park’s mainstage. Compañeras is the story of a group of women held as political prisoners during Uruguay’s “dirty war.” The women pass the time by rehearsing a play, “The House of Bernarda Alba” – a Spanish drama about a domineering matriarch wielding control over five daughters during a period of mourning. Coudle-King and Compañeras topped about 200 other entries as this year’s winner of the CSU-administered Larry Corse International Playwriting Competition. For more information, including ticket prices and season ticket package options, call the theatre box office at 706-507-8444 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre.

Sept. 22 – CSU Wind Orchestra
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Wind Orchestra opening concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program includes Clifton Williams’ Fanfare and Allegro; Ron Nelson’s Courtly Airs and Dances, led by graduate conductor Josh Kearney; Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque; and John Mackey’s semi-minimalist work Aurora Awakes. The orchestra is under the direction of Jamie L. Nix, director of Wind Ensemble Activities. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Sept. 23 – Guest Speaker: Chemist Thomas Lane

Columbus State’s Department of Chemistry and CSU’s American Chemical Society chapter presents “A Few Things to Think About,” a seminar by nationally respected chemist Thomas Lane at noon Friday, Sept. 23 in Stanley 203. Lane is a former national president of the American Chemistry Society, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He also is a chartered scientist with The Science Council in England and a scientist emeritus forDow Corning Corp., after 35 years of service to the company. The program is free and open to the publicc. For more information, contact you  Floyd Jackson at jackson_floyd@ColumbusState.edu.
edu or 706-569-3031.

Sept. 23 – Guest Saxophone/Piano Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents James Houlik 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Houlik, a professor of saxophone at Duquesne University, has premiered several works for saxophone as well as performed as a soloist in many of the world's major venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Barbican in London. Houlik, accompanied by pianist Vahan Sargsyan, will perform music for tenor saxophone and piano. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Sept. 24 – Parents Day for Students, Families
Columbus State hosts Parents Day – an opportunity for parents to experience the academic and recreational opportunities CSU provides their sons and daughters – from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. In it’s third year, the event will be based at CSU’s RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus and engage participants in activities from Market Days on Broadway to a community service project and CSU performing arts events and more. For more information, visit ColumbusState.edu/parentsday or call Collins Henderson at 706-568-2180.

Sept. 24 - Visitation Day

Columbus State hosts Visitation Day for prospective students and their families starting 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. To register or for more information, visit ColumbusState.edu/admissions/tours or call 706-507-8800.

Sept. 24 - Columbus Sci-Fi Convention and Toy Show

Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center presents a Columbus Sci-Fi Convention and Toy Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the center, 701 Front Avenue. Special guests Addy Miller, Viviana Chavez and Rodney Hall, from the AMC television series The Walking Dead (filmed in Atlanta), will attend. The event will include comics, games, action figures, collectibles, Omnisphere Theatre shows, laser concerts and sun scopes. Multiple sci-fi clubs are expected to participate. Costumes are encouraged. Admission is $5 or free for children 3 and younger with a paid adult admission. For more information, call 706-649-1477 or email dutch@ccssc.org.

Sept. 24 - ‘Help the Hooch with your Pooch’

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents “Help the Hooch with your Pooch,” starting 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Lakebottom Park in Columbus. Oxbow Meadows staff will be onsite for Adopt-A-Stream demonstrations. Meanwhile, dog owners and their pets can participate in such activities as a fashion show, ugliest dog contest, owner look-alike contest and an awareness walk around the park. The event, including participation, is free. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Sept. 24 - Guest Electroacoustic Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a music-technology performance by Elainie Lillios at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Lillios, an associate professor of composition and coordinator of music technology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, will display her fascination and talent for listening, sound, space, time, immersion and anecdote. Her work explores many sound worlds, include electroacoustic and acoustic works, and collaborative multimedia installation environments. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Sept. 24 - Astronomy Night at Roosevelt State Park

Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center stages an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

Sept. 25 - Faculty Chamber Series
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a Faculty Chamber Series performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Also part of the Schwob school’s LegacyLive series, the concert will feature a pair Beethoven chamber masterworks. Performers will include faculty artists Jason Eklund, horn; Zoran Jakovcic, viola; Alexander Kobrin, piano; Lisa Oberlander, clarinet; Alexander Pershounin, bass; Sergiu Schwartz, violin; Wendy Warner, cello; and Ron Wirt, bassoon. General admission is $20. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Now – Registration Open for New Reading Tutoring Program for K-5 Students
Columbus State’s College of Education and Health Professions will begin offering reading tutoring services for k-5 students from 4:30 p.m.-5:55 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 26-Nov. 9 in Jordan Hall. The service, administered by senior level pre-service teachers through the college’s Math and Reading Services Tutoring Program, will assist students who need help with both learning to read or reading to learn. The program will involve diagnostic testing and intervention. To register or for more information, contact Kathleen Gierer, program manager, at gierer_kathleen@columbusstate.edu or 706-568-5397. A $75 fee covers administration costs.

Ongoing - Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition
Columbus State’s Department of Art has opened its 2011-2012 exhibition season with a “2011 CSU Studio Arts: Faculty and Staff Exhibition" through Sept. 24 in the Corn Center’s Illges Gallery. The show features works from 12 artists who teach in, or provide technical support to, CSU’s studio program and its undergraduate degrees in studio arts, art history and art education (both bachelor’s and master’s programs). The show is designed to reflect the breadth of CSU’s art curriculum through the artists’ multiple disciplines and media such as oil and acrylic, ceramics, mixed materials and those that explore concept and theory. Themes include environment, social concerns, storytelling and conceptual aesthetic and philosophies. Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; noon-8 p.m. Thursdays; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery is located at 6 West 10th Street. Enter on Front Avenue. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/art.