CSU Happenings for Sept. 30-Oct. 5

SEPT. 30 and OCT. 1 - Guest Clarinetist to Perform
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a performance by guest clarinetist Eric Mandat at 4 p.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Both concerts are free and will take place in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. A leading composer and performer of contemporary clarinet music, Mandat currently serves as a professor of music and distinguished scholar at Southern Illinois University. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

Oct. 1-2 - NCAA Golf: Aflac-Cougar Invitational
CSU’s men’s golf team will host squads from around the Southeast, including the Peach Belt Conference, for the annual Aflac-Cougar Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 1-2 at Bull Creek Golf Course in Columbus. Play begins at 8 a.m. both days. For more information, go to http://www.csucougars.com.

OCT. 1-5 – International Crafts Sale Fund-Raiser
CSU’s Center for International Education will celebrate International Education Week with a Thousand Villages Festival Sale Monday through Friday in CSU’s International House at 6 Clearview Circle. The sale will feature handcrafted goods such as jewelry, pottery, stoneware and musical instruments made by artisans from around the world. Sale times are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday.

Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit organization that provides an income source for Third World people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

OCT. 1 - ‘Come Back, Africa’ Film Screening, Discussion
CSU’s Center for International Education will host a film screening and discussion on “Come Back Africa” at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the International House. Aran MacKinnon, a history professor from the University of West Georgia, will lead the discussion on this 1959 film portraying migrant labor and life in the townships for Africans living in apartheid South Africa. Part of CSU’s International Education Week observance, this program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-565-3636 or 565-4036.

OCT. 2, 4 – CSU Libraries to Stage Banned Books Read-Outs
CSU Libraries will sponsor its third annual Banned Books Read-Outs in front of the Schwob Library on Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 2 and 4, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. CSU faculty members will read selections from their favorite “banned” books, including “The Invisible Man” and “Ulysses and the World According to Garp.” The read-outs are designed to demonstrate the faculty’s concern with censorship issues and let students know that this is a university that supports intellectual and cultural diversity through the free exchange of ideas. Punch and cookies also will be served. The read-outs are free and open to the public and in conjunction with the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week. For more information, call 706-562-1494.

OCT. 2 - Visiting Professor to Lecture on Beirut Violence Aftermath
As part of CSU’s International Education Week observance, visiting sociology professor Klas Borell will give a lecture titled “Terror and Everyday Life in Beirut: Precautions and Normalization” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in CSU’s International House. The presentation will be based on Borell’s case study of Beirut, Lebanon residents’ reactions and ways of coping in the aftermath of the wave of terror that engulfed the city during the summer of 2006.

CSU’s Center for International Education is hosting Borell from Mid-Sweden University in Ostersund as the 2007-2008 Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Visiting Scholar in European Studies. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

OCT. 3 – ‘So You Think You Can Dance’
International Dance Showcase As part of International Education Week, international students at CSU will host an interactive dance extravaganza,“So You Think You Can Dance: Rhythms of the World,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Davidson Student Center game room. The students will demonstrate both traditional and modern dances from their home countries, and audience members will be invited to the floor to demonstrate their own skills as the program closes. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

OCT. 3 - NCAA Soccer: CSU to Host Armstrong Atlantic State
The CSU women’s soccer squad will face Armstrong Atlantic State University at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the CSU Soccer Complex. Admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (including non-CSU students); and free for ages five and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, go to http://www.csucougars.com.

OCT. 4 - Student Voice Recital
Student soprano Anita Purcell will give a voice recital at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 4 – Faculty Art Exhibition Lecture
CSU’s Department of Art will present a faculty lecture by Assistant Professor Michele McCrillis, who specializes in contemporary painting and sculpture, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 in the the Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts on CSU’s RiverPark Campus. Admission is free. The event is in conjunction with CSU’s 2007 Faculty Art Exhibition. Gallery hours are 11 am.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. The Corn Center is located at 6 West 10th Street, Columbus (use the Front Avenue entrance). For more information, call 706-507-8300.

OCT. 4 - Visiting Scholar to Present ‘Indians in the Chattahoochee Valley’
CSU’s Department of History and Geography will open its second Red Clay White Water and Blues interpretive history series with “Indians in the Chattahoochee Valley” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Wynnton Elementary School. The program is free and open to the public and will be presented by Richard Grounds, a Yuchi Indian who teaches anthropology at the University of Tulsa and directs the Yuchi Language Project, an attempt to preserve the language among younger Yuchis.

For more information, contact program director Dr. Virginia Causey at causey_virginia@ColumbusState.edu or 706-565-3633.

OCT. 4 - CSU Philharmonic Concert
The CSU Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. General admission is $5 and free for faculty, staff and students with CSU ID. Call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612, or for more information, call 706-649-7287 or visit http://music.colstate.edu.

OCT. 4, 5 – ‘Fall MathFest’ for Area K-12 Teachers
The Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative at CSU will hold its annual Fall Mathfest for area K-12 teachers, plus CSU education majors and faculty, on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4-5 at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center.

On Thursday, a 6-8 p.m. dinner and workshop will include keynote speaker Doug Brumbaugh, an author and professor, recently retired from the University of Central Florida. The cost is $10 per person. On Friday, Brumbaugh will present a morning workshop, “Problem Solving,” followed by sessions specific to elementary, middle high school grade levels. The Friday programs are free to CSU faculty and students, and educators at schools affiliated with the CSU’s math collaborative. To register or for more information, call 706-568-2480.

OCT. 4-7 - CSU Theatre: ‘Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’
CSU’s Department of Theatre will present John Bishop’s “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” Thursday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 7 at CSU Theatre on the Park, on the RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $15 adults; $13 senior citizens, children, active military and CSU alumni; and free (one per production) for students, faculty and staff with CSU ID. Season tickets are available, while single tickets for this opening production go on sale from the Theatre on the Park Box Office, on the corner of 10th Street and Bay Avenue. Box office hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and one hour before curtain. For more information, call 706-507-8444 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/tickets.htm.

OCT. 5 – Guest Speaker to Discuss Africa’s ‘Civilizational’ Conflicts
Guest speaker and political scientist Nurudeen Akinyemi will present “Africa in the World and the World in Africa” at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 in CSU’s International House. A political science professor from Kennesaw State’s Center for African & African Diaspora Studies, Akinyemi will discuss the recent history of conflicts between different African groups and the effect of European colonialism on these conflicts. He’ll also discuss whether the African Union and other similar initiatives will fail because of the contrasting “civilizational identities” of Africans.

The event is part of CSU’s International Education Week observance and is free and open to the public. `For more information call 706-565-4036 or go to http://cie.colstate.edu/wwb.asp.

OCT. 5 - International Games and Food Festival
As part of International Education Week, CSU students will stage an “International Games and Food Festival,” beginning 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at the campus intramural field and pavilion, next to the International House at Clearview Circle. Guests can watch demonstration games including soccer and cricket and sample traditional foods various countries around the world. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

OCT. 5 - Lecture on Columbus History by John Lupold
Retired CSU history professor John Lupold will present 'The Peopling of Columbus: An Illustrated Short History' from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 on the Schwob library first floor. Following the presentation, attendees can visit the CSU Archives, located on the library’s third floor. The Archives will be open until 9 p.m. Sponsors are the CSU Archives and the Muscogee Genealogical Society. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-568-2247.

OCT. 5 – Student Voice Recital
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a recital by baritone Trey McLaughlin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.