CSU Happenings for Sept. 4-12

SEPT. 4, 6 - Cougar Invitational to Open Home Soccer Season
The Columbus State women’s soccer team will host Chowan University (Tenn.), the University of Tampa and Tusculum College (Tenn.) in the Cougar Invitational on Friday and Sunday at the Walden Soccer Complex. The matches are CSU-Chowan at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tampa-Chowan at 11 a.m. Sunday and CSU-Tusculum at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. 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. 7 - Columbus State Closed for Labor Day

SEPT. 10 - Continuing Education Open House
Columbus State’s Continuing Education division will host an open house, 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. The event begins with a reception,continues with entertainment and prizes, and instructors will be on hand to answer questions about professional certificate programs and upcoming classes. Participants who register for classes during the event will receive 10-percent discount. The event is free. Guests also can register separately for “PhotoShow Live,” a free 7:30 p.m. demonstration of camera buying, photography and Photoshop techniques, and more by instructor Kenny Gray during the open house. For more information, call 706-507-8070 or go to http://conted.colstate.edu/.

SEPT. 10 - Visiting Artist Lecture on RiverPark Campus
Columbus State’s Department of Art will present a lecture by Soo Sunny Park, a Dartmouth College faculty member who specializes in sculpture, installation art, mixed media, drawing and public sculpture, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept, 10 in Carpenters Hall on CSU’s RiverPark campus. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

SEPT. 10-13 - ‘Señora Tortuga’ Opens Theatre Season
Columbus State Theatre opens its 2009-2010 season with a family series production of Señora Tortuga, Sept. 10-13 at CSU Theatre on the Park Mainstage in downtown Columbus. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Roxanne Schroeder-Arce’s bilingual play is about a young boy and his family who live in a barn on the Mexican border and have their lives changed by a visiting and mysterious señora. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens, children, active military personnel and CSU alumni. For the entire production, CSU faculty and staff receive two complementary tickets and CSU students receive one free ticket. For more information, including details on season ticket packages, call 706-507-8400 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/productions.asp.

SEPT. 10 - Classical Guitarist Paul Galbraith to Perform
Columbus State will host Grammy-nominated, international touring guitarist Paul Galbraith for his first Columbus performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Cited for “exceptional artistry” (The New Yorker) and presenting concerts “exhilarating beyond compare” (Guitar Review), Galbraith performs on a specially constructed eight-string guitar, which he plays in the position of a cello. His Columbus concert is part of the Schwob School of Music’s Legacy Live Series. Admission is $20 or $15 with CSU ID. For ticket information, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, including Legacy Live season ticket details, including the CSU faculty, staff and student discount, call 706-649-7287 or e-mail johnson_laura3@ColumbusState.edu.

SEPT. 12 - NCAA Women’s Soccer
Columbus State’s women’s soccer squad will host North Carolina Pembroke at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at CSU’s Walden Soccer Complex. Admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (non-CSU students); and free for ages 5 and under and with CSU ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.