CSU Happenings for Sept. 24-Oct. 2, 2011

Sept. 24 – Parents Day for CSU 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. In its third year, the event is based at CSU’s RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus and designed to 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 http://ColumbusState.edu/parentsday or call Collins Brown at 706-568-2180.

Sept. 24 - Visitation Day

Columbus State hosts Visitation Day for prospective students and their families starting 9 a.m. Saturday at the Student Recreation Center on main campus. To register or for more information, visit http://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 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’ at Lakebottom

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents “Help the Hooch with your Pooch,” starting 10 a.m. Saturday at Lakebottom Park in Columbus. Oxbow Meadows staff will be on site 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 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, includes 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 4 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.

Sept. 26-Nov. 9 - Reading Tutoring Program for K-5 Students

Columbus State’s College of Education and Health Professions is offering reading tutoring services for k-5 students from 4:30-5:55 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.

Sept. 26 - Faculty Guitar Recital

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a recital by international touring artist and faculty guitarist Andrew Zohn at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Zohn will perform music of Berkeley and Albeniz and the premiere of his own composition, Con Pulso. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Sept. 27 - Hallock Lecture by Economic Crimes Expert Joe Parker
Columbus State presents "The Money Laundering-Terrorism Connection in Central America," a lecture by Joe Parker, a CSU graduate and a 30-year federal law enforcement specialist,  at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the Cunningham Center's Blanchard Hall. Parker is a 1992 political science graduate who later earned a Master of Public Administration from CSU. He will share insight from his recently completed assignment as an economic crimes advisor for the U.S. Treasury in Mexico City. The program is part of the university’s Hallock Lecture Series,  funded by the Richard R. Hallock Foundation and co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and MPA Program.  For more information, call 706-507-8727.

Sept. 29 - Adopt-A-Stream Workshop: ‘Wonders of Wetlands’
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents “Wonders of Wetlands,” a Georgia Adopt-A-Stream program, at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Workshop participants will be certified in the Wonders of Wetlands curriculum for Project WET. This class is geared to teachers, scout leaders and others interested in wetland preservation. The program's cost, $15 per person, includes all materials. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or go to ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Sept. 29-30 - Distance Learning Conference
Columbus State University hosts a distance learning conference on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29-30 at the Cunningham Center, 3100 Gentian Blvd. “Making Connections: Instructional Strategies and Online Technologies for Distance Learning,” will feature a vendor fair, plus presentations by academics from throughout the Southeast; corporate leaders; and leading technology experts of online instruction and video production. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Call 706-565-3555, email radebaugh_jacqueline@columbusstate.edu or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/dlconference.

Sept. 29 - CSU Philharmonic Performs with Metropolitan Opera's French Horn Section
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Philharmonic Orchestra in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The philharmonic’s first concert of the season will feature the French horn section of the Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera. The artists will perform Robert Schumann's Konzertstück and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5, a piece he has described as "a symphony of the grandeur of the human spirit." Paul Hostetter, CSU’s Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair for Orchestral Activities, conducts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Sept. 30, Oct. 2 - NCAA Women’s Soccer: Hughston Sports Clinic Shootout
Columbus State’s women’s soccer squad hosts the following matches as part of the annual Hughston Sports Clinic Shootout at CSU’s Walden Soccer Complex:
  • Tampa vs. Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.), 2:30 p.m., Friday
  • Lenoir-Rhyne vs. Montevallo, 5 p.m. Friday
  • Columbus State vs. Armstrong Atlantic State, 7:30 p.m. Friday
  • Armstrong Atlantic State vs. Tampa, 11 a.m. Sunday
  • Lenoir-Rhyne vs. Columbus State, 1:30 p.m. Sunday
General admission per day is $5 or free with CSU ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

Sept. 30 - Writing Fellow Reception at McCullers Center

Columbus State's Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians hosts a reception for David Samuel Levinson at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the McCullers House, 1519 Stark Avenue. Guests can meet and greet Levinson, a rising author and CSU's 2011 Marguerite and Lamar Smith writing fellow, The program is free. For more information, call 706-565-4021 or go to http://www.mccullerscenter.org.

Oct. 1 -  Oxbow Meadows-Lynn Haven Garden Club Program

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center hosts a Lynn Haven Wildlife Garden Club meeting, featuring guest speaker Eric Maddox's presentation about his sailing adventures around the world at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Oct. 1 - Gallery Reception for Artist Mike Howard
Columbus State’s Department of Art presents a reception for the opening of Crossing the Bridge: Paintings of Life and Death by Phenix City native Mike Howard, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 in the Corn Center for Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery. The exhibit, through Oct. 22, features a series depicting “The Assassination of Albert Patterson,” referring to the Alabama attorney general who was immortalized in the film The Phenix City Story. The reception will feature commentary from Howard, a fixture of the New York City art scene, and curator Fred Fussell. The gallery is located at 6 West 10th Street. Enter on Front Avenue. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/art.

Oct. 1 - Kansas Performs with the CSU Philharmonic
The Schwob School of Music’s CSU Philharmonic Orchestra joins the classic rock group Kansas live in concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 in RiverCenter’s Heard Theatre. The concert is part of Kansas' 2011 Collegiate Symphony Tour. Tickets are $26.50 for rear balcony, $36.50 for middle balcony and $46.50 for orchestra seats. Call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612 or visit http://www.rivercenter.org.

Oct. 2 - Flute Studio Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a performance by the CSU Flute Studio 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The recital features chamber music for ensembles and flutes of all sizes. Recent guest artists at the Atlanta Flute Club Fair, the CSU Flute Studio is directed by professor Andrée Martin. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.