CSU Happenings for Sept. 5-11, 2011

Sept. 5 - Columbus State Closed for Holiday
Columbus State University will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Sept. 6 - Chick-fil-A Grand Opening on Main Campus

A Chick-fil-A Grand Opening is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 6 in the Davidson Student Center lobby. The ceremony will include remarks from officials of Aramark (CSU’s dining services provider) and Chick-fil-A, plus Columbus State President Tim Mescon. For more information, contact Brett Muller, director of dining services at CSU, at 706-507-8370 or Muller-Brett@aramark.com.

Sept. 8 - Students Commemorate Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks
Columbus State University’s International Relations Club, a student organization, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 with a ceremony at noon Thursday, Sept. 8 at the clock tower on main campus. Student participants will read aloud the names of victims who died in New York and Washington from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon. For more information, call 706-568-2273 or email bailey_gianluca@ColumbusState.edu.

Sept. 8 – Reception for Faculty-Staff Exhibition
A reception for Columbus State’s Faculty and Staff Exhibition takes place 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 in the Corn Center’s Illges Gallery on CSU’s downtown Columbus RiverPark campus. The Aug. 30-Sept. 24 exhibition covers various media. The reception is free. Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; noon-8 p.m. Thursdays; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery is located at 6 West 10th Street. Enter on Front Avenue. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to ColumbusState.edu/art.

Sept. 8 - Continuing Education Open House

Columbus State University Continuing Education showcases its programs in an open house from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. Programs from photography and Zumba to ballet and sewing will be featured, along with free sampler class sessions, door prizes, opportunity to speak to instructors, a 10-percent discount on course registration and more. For more information or to RSVP online, go to ColumbusState.edu/CE, or call 706-507-8070.

Sept. 9 - Israeli Folk Musician Yair Yona
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music hosts acclaimed Israeli guitarist Yair Yona for a performance at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Yona is noted for adapting British folk influences and his love for the groundbreaking guitar works of John Fahey to 1920s and 1930s Mississippi and Delta blues, country, ragtime and "contemporary acid-folk.” Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to ColumbusState.edu/music.

Sept. 9, 11 - NCAA Women’s Soccer
Columbus State’s women’s soccer squad hosts the following upcoming opponents for matches:
• UNC Pembroke, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9
• Barry, noon Sunday, Sept. 11
General admission is $5 or free with CSU ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com

Sept. 10 - Astronomy Night

Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center stages an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing on Saturday, Sept. 10 from the center at 701 Front Ave., Columbus. A 7 p.m. planetarium presentation is followed by telescope viewing at 8 p.m. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

Sept. 11 - Second Sunday: ‘Creek Country’

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center hosts “Creek Country,” a presentation by local historian Billy Winn at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Winn will lead a discussion about the people who first inhabited the local region and how the environment changed before their eyes. The program is part of Oxbow Meadows’ Second Sunday series. Admission is $3 and free for kids 3 and younger. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or go to ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Sept. 11 – Memorial Concert for 9-11 Anniversary

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music joins the Fort Benning Maneuver Center for Excellence for a concert event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 in RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre. Musical performers will include the Maneuver Center for Excellence Band and the Columbus State University Wind Orchestra and Choral Union. Speakers will include CSU President Tim Mescon, Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, Col. Walter E. Piatt and others. The event is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to ColumbusState.edu/music.