CSU Happenings for Sept. 19-27

SEPT. 19 and 21 - NCAA Women’s Soccer: PBC vs. Gulf South Invitational
CSU’s women’s soccer squad will host a Peach Belt Conference vs. Gulf South Conference Invitational on Friday and Sunday at the CSU Soccer Complex:

• Friday: Georgia Southwestern vs. West Georgia, 5 p.m.
• Friday: CSU vs. Alabama-Huntsville, 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday: CSU vs. West Georgia, 1 p.m.
• Sunday: Georgia Southwestern vs. Alabama-Huntsville, 3 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. 20 – Visitation Day at CSU
CSU will stage Visitation Day Saturday for high school students and their parents. The free, daylong event begins at 9 a.m. at the Lumpkin Center and will give prospective students an opportunity to tour the campus, meet current CSU students and speak with professors in their areas of interest. Reserve a space online at http://www.colstate.edu/Future/tour.asp or by calling 706-507-8800.

SEPT. 23 - Students’ Forum to Cover Voting, Political Issues
CSU’s Office of Diversity Programs and Services will host a town hall-style forum titled “Election ’08: Voice of the Young People,” from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Davidson Student Center auditorium. A panel of professors and students will lead a discussion designed to bring social awareness to issues affecting the younger generation in today’s political process.

Panelists will be Vicky Langston, associate professor of economics and chair of the department of accounting and finance; John Van Doorn, assistant professor of political science; Nikita Harris-McNeil, assistant professor of communication; Bill Frazier, environmental science graduate program director; and student representatives from the CSU Young Democrats and College Republicans. The forum is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-568-2273.

SEPT. 24 - NCAA Women's Soccer
The CSU women's soccer team will host Clayton State for a contest at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the CSU Soccer Complex. General admission is $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. 25 - 50th Anniversary Convocation
CSU will stage a 50th Anniversary Convocation from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre. CSU President Tim Mescon will preside over the event, which will serve as the 2008 Freshman Convocation and as the culminating signature event in a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the university’s founding.

To mark this event, faculty and freshmen will dress in academic regalia and stage a procession up 10th Street into the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The convocation will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin as the 2008 Hunter Lecture Series speaker, and the naming of Frank Brown as president emeritus.

Both main campus and RiverPark campus will be closed and classes canceled from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.for the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-568-2044 or go to http://colstate.edu/50years/.

SEPT. 25 - Wind Concert: ‘Strange Humor’
The CSU Wind Ensemble and CSU Wind Orchestra will perform a program titled “Strange Humor” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Both ensembles will perform works composed with “a rather odd sense of musical humor” by Charles Ives, Kurt Weill, Dana Wilson and others. General admission is $5; $2 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and free with CSU ID. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 26 - Jazz Piano Guest Artist Performance
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a performance by jazz pianist Chris Azzara at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Azzara, from the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY., will be joined by the CSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble for an evening of jazz standards and original compositions. General admission is $10; $7 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and $5 with CSU ID. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 26-27 - Jazz Workshop for Teachers
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will host a jazz workshop for teachers, titled “Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation,” Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27 at RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Chris Azzara, from the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY., will lead the workshop, which is designed to provide ideas for developing musicianship through improvisation at all levels of instruction. Participants will be introduced to practical techniques designed to improve musicianship and develop improvisation skills in a variety of musical styles.

Registration is $40 and free to CSU faculty and students. Space is limited. Participants can register online at http://music.colstate.edu/jazz/azzara.asp. For more information, call 706-649-7225.