CSU Happenings for Sept. 30-Oct. 9, 2011

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 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 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 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 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 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.

Oct. 3-4 - NCAA Golf: Cougar Invitational
The Columbus State men's golf team hosts the Cougar Invitational at the Country Club of Columbus, Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4. Play begins at 8 a.m. both days. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

Oct. 4-22 – Exhibition: Mike Howard's 'Crossing the Bridge'
Columbus State's Department of Art presents Crossing the Bridge: Paintings of Life and Death by Mike Howard Oct. 4-22 in the Corn Center for Visual Arts' Illges Gallery. Curated by Fred Fussell, the display includes "The Assassination of Albert Patterson" – the Alabama attorney general immortalized in the film The Phenix City Story about organized crime that overran the city in 1950s. Other works depict the assassinations of John Lennon, Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy, plus the 1940 pickaxe murder in Mexico of exiled Soviet political figure Leon Trotsky and the 1983 killing of subway graffiti artist Michael Stewart by transit officers in a New York City subway. The gallery is located at 6 West 10th Street. Enter on Front Avenue. Illges Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; Thursday: noon–8 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/art.

Oct. 4 – Guest Speaker to Discuss 'Europe's New Right'
Columbus State's Center for International Education presents "Europe's New Right (As a response to multicultural and multiethnic populations)," a lecture by guest political science professor William Downs, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the Spencer Event Hall of the International House. Downs is associate dean for social and behavioral sciences at Georgia State University. His lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-565-4036 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/cie.

Oct. 6 – CSU Wind Ensemble
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Wind Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Entitled Metamorphosis, the concert begins with John Adams' minimalist work "Short Ride in a Fast Machine"and closes with Hindemith's orchestral masterwork "Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber." Jamie L. Nix, director of Wind Ensemble Activities, conducts. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 7 - Panel Discussion on Civil War in the Valley
Columbus State University Continuing Education presents a panel discussion, "Remembering the War in the Valley, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. Panelists for this free program will include David Williams, author of Rich Man's War: Class, Caste, and Confederate Defeat in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley; Billy Winn, writer and local historian; and staff from the Port Columbus National Civil War Naval Museum. Discussion will cover how the Civil War impacted area soldiers and their families, how a large portion of Columbus was destroyed and how the military industries boomed around this time to support the production of uniforms, guns, ammunition and more. The audience also will hear details of an interpretive park planned for Columbus-Phenix City to commemorate the Civil War. For more information or to RSVP for the program, go to http://ColumbusState.edu/CE or call 706-507-8070.

Oct. 8 - Astronomy Night
Columbus State's Coca-Cola Space Science Center stages an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing on Monday, Oct. 8 from the center at 701 Front Ave., Columbus. A 7 p.m. planetarium is followed by telescope viewing at 8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

Oct. 9 - Club Football
The Columbus State club football squad hosts the University of New Orleans for a game at noon Sunday, Oct. 9 at Doughboy Stadium at Fort Benning. (Official photo I.D. required for entry.) For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 706-507-8650 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/campusrec. (This is an update; the game was originally scheduled for another location.)

Oct. 9 - Second Sunday at Oxbow Meadows: 'Greening Your House'
Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents "Greening Your House" for its next Second Sunday series program at 2 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Local residents Rick and Marquette McKnight will lead the program as they describe their recent eco-friendly home-building project. Participants will be entered into a drawing for green gifts including a programmable thermostat. Admission is $3 and free for kids 3 and younger. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.