CSU Happenings for Sept. 3-12

SEPT. 3, 5 — NCAA Soccer: Cougar Invitational at CSU
Columbus State hosts men’s and women’s soccer squads from six different schools for the Cougar Invitational, Friday and Sunday at the university’s Walden Soccer Complex. Four matches are set for each day according to the following schedule:
• Friday: Tampa vs. West Georgia (women) 2 p.m.
• Friday: Tampa vs. Montevallo (men) 4:30 p.m.
• Friday: CSU vs. Newberry (women) 7 p.m.
• Friday: Eckerd vs. Georgia Southwestern (men) 4 p.m.
• Sunday: Tampa vs. Newberry (women) 10 a.m.
• Sunday: Tampa vs. Georgia Southwestern (men) Noon
• Sunday: Montevallo vs. Eckerd (men) 2 p.m.
• Sunday: CSU vs. West Georgia (women) 4 p.m.
Admission prices per day 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. 6 - Columbus State Closes for Holiday
Columbus State will close for Labor Day on Monday.

SEPT. 7 – High-Tech Scavenger Hunt for all Ages

The Columbus State Department of History and Geography hosts a geocaching activity — a high-tech scavenger hunt activity using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) — starting 6 p.m. Tuesday in front of the Yancey Center at One Arsenal Place on CSU’s RiverPark campus. The program  is free and open to all ages, with CSU providing the GPS units. Participants will form geocaching teams to explore the surrounding community and search for hidden clues or objects called geocaches. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. No previous experience with geocaching is required. For more information, call 706-507-8350 or e-mail hawthorne_timothy@ColumbusState.edu.

SEPT. 9-12 – Aesop’s Fables on Stage Opens Theatre Season
Columbus State Theatre opens its 2010-2011 season with Aesop’s Fables on Stage Sept. 9-12 on the MainStage at Theatre on the Park on CSU’s downtown Columbus RiverPark campus. Featured fables will include “The Milk Maid and Her Pail,” “The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs,”  “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Sun and the Wind.” Directed by theatre education professor Brenda May Ito, the CSU student cast and crew will take the production on the road through December to regional schools. Curtain times for the production at Theatre on the Park are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Additional shows are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday and Friday at Theatre on the Park for daycare centers, home-schooled children and small schools. Ticket prices for the evening and matinee performances are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni. CSU students can receive one free ticket while CSU faculty and staff can receive two complimentary tickets. Group discounts also are available. Hours for the CSU Theatre Box Office at 10th Street and Bay Avenue are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, plus one hour prior to each show. For more information, go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/ or call 706-507-8400.

SEPT. 9 -  Faculty Chamber Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents various faculty artists in a Faculty Chamber Series concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program includes  Antonin Dvorák’s Serenade for Winds in D Minor, Opus 44 conducted by CSU’s new Director of Wind Ensemble Activities Jamie Nix. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, E-mail: schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 10 - Oxbow Meadows Workshop: ‘Amphibians of the Night’
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Center and Georgia Adopt-A-Stream present an indoor-outdoor workshop, “Amphibians of the Night,” 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Rd., Columbus. Tara Muenz, an ecologist for the state Department of Natural Resources, will give an indoor presentation on identifying frogs and salamanders, and will guide a related walk along Oxbow’s wetland trail. The workshop is designed for Adopt-A-Stream volunteers but also is open to general admission and ages 11 and older. Space is limited. Reserve a spot by calling 706-687-4090. Cost to attend is $5. For more information, go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu/.

SEPT. 11 – Guided Nature Walks Resume at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center resumes its free, guided nature walks Saurday, Sept, 11on the Oxbow Meadows trails. The program runs every second and fourth Saturday of the month starting 8 a.m. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 11 – ‘Adopt-A-Wetland’ Workshop at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Center presents an “Adopt-A-Wetland” workshop 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Rd. The program will cover wetland functions and their plants, soils, hydrology and value to the environment. The program is designed for adults. Space is limited. Reserve a spot by calling 706-687-4090. Cost to attend is $5. For more information, go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu/.

SEPT. 12 - Guest Oboe Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a recital by guest oboist Kevin Vigneau 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Vigneau, a University of New Mexico professor, has performed with orchestras in South Africa, Portugal and around the United States. Admission to his CSU performance is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, E-mail: schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

ONGOING - Visiting Artist Exhibition: ‘Scratching the Surface’
Columbus State’s Department of Art presents “Scratching the Surface,” an exhibition through Sept. 31 of photography, sculpture and video by visiting artist Jason Lanka, whose work is known for exploring humanity’s place in the natural world. The free exhibition, in the Corn Center’s Illges Gallery, the exhibition site on CSU’s RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus, is supported by the Illges Foundation and CSU student activity fees. Admission is free. IIlges Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon-8 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.  For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to http://art.colstate.edu.