CSU Happenings for Sept. 7-14

SEPT. 7, 9 - NCAA Soccer: CSU Tournament
Columbus State University’s women’s soccer squad and three other teams will compete in a CSU tournament Friday and Sunday at the CSU Soccer Complex.

The schedule:
• Friday: Catawba vs. Armstrong Atlantic State at 2:30 p.m. and CSU vs. Carson Newman at 5 p.m.
• Sunday: Armstrong Atlantic State vs. Carson Newman at 11 a.m. and CSU vs. Catawba at 1:30 p.m.

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, go to http://www.csucougars.com.

SEPT. 7 - Guest Guitarist Gyan Riley to Perform
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a concert by guitarist Gyan Riley at 7:30 p.m. Friday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or visit http://music.colstate.edu.

Born in northern California in 1977, Riley is the son of renowned avant garde composer and vocalist Terry Riley and considered an emerging guitarist/composer in contemporary music. A winner of a pair of international competitions, he has served as artistic director of the San Francisco Classical Guitar Society, and has performed in prestigious venues throughout Europe and the United States, including Carnegie Hall.

SEPT. 8 – Astronomy Night at Roosevelt State Park
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will stage an Astronomy Night program on Saturday at Pine Mountain’s Roosevelt State Park. The program will begin at 8:30 p.m. with a planetarium presentation, followed by planet viewing and stargazing. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

SEPT. 9 — Oxbow Meadows Program to Feature Bog Gardens
CSU’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will present “Bog Gardens” as its Second Sunday series program, for Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. The program will cover how to create a bog garden in a container and in the backyard, as well as unique characteristics and special requirements of bog plants. Visitors can take home a carnivorous plant. Admission is $2 per person and free for ages 3 and under. Oxbow Meadows is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. Call 706-687-4090 for more information or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 9 - Fountain City Ensemble Concert
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present the Fountain City Ensemble in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The ensemble is comprised of CSU professors Andrée Martin (flute), Lisa Oberlander (clarinet), Amy Griffiths (saxophone) and Paul Vaillancourt (percussion). Admission is free. For more information, call for more information, call 706-649-7287 or visit http://music.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 10 - Film Screening: ‘Syriana’
The CSU Center for International Education’s fall film series kicks off with “Syriana,” at 7 p.m. Monday in the International House. The 2005 Academy Award-winning movie’s screenplay is loosely adapted from CIA agent Robert Baer’s memoir and focuses on petroleum politics and the global influence of the oil industry through the experiences of a CIA operative (George Clooney), an energy analyst (Matt Damon), a Washington attorney (Jeffrey Wright) and a young unemployed Pakistani migrant worker (Mazhar Munir). Admission is free. For more information call 706-565-4036.

SEPT. 10 - Air Force Reserve Brass Quintet with The Columbus Brass
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a performance by the U.S. Air Force Reserve Brass Quintet, accompanied by the Columbus Brass, at 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The quintet’s repertoire spans five centuries and includes Renaissance and Baroque music, jazz, popular music, marches and patriotic selections. The Columbus Brass is an ensemble of Schwob School of Music faculty musicians Bradley Palmer (trombone), Phil Elkins and Moffatt Williams (trumpet), Andrew Miller (tuba) and Kristen Hansen (horn). The concert is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or visit http://music.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 11 - Communitywide 9-11 Remembrance at Cunningham Center
Several local organizations are collaborating for a communitywide and day-long 9-11 remembrance event at CSU’s Cunningham Center on Tuesday. “September 11 Remembrance Day” will begin at 9 a.m. and feature educational displays; community public safety exhibits and demonstrations; videos, artifacts and stories from “Ground Zero” in New York; musical performances; and a closing vigil at 8 p.m. and military fly-over at 8:15 p.m. The event is intended to honor the victims of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, while educating the community about the many subsequent measures in place to prevent or counteract a potential, similar tragedy. Admission is free.

In addition to CSU, participating organizations are National Security Associates, the Muscogee County School District, the Muscogee County sheriff’s and fire departments, Homeland Security, God Bless Fort Benning, Columbus Museum, Salvation Army, Columbus Consolidated Government and Community Emergency Response Team. For more information, call CSU’s Cunningham Center for Leadership Development at 706-568-5101.

SEPT. 11 - ‘CSU Remembers’ Ceremony at Clock Tower
In conjunction with the 9-11 remembrance activities at the Cunningham Center, CSU students will stage a “CSU Remembers” memorial service, beginning 11:55 a.m. Tuesday at the clock tower. Following a tolling of the tower bell at 12:01 p.m., faculty and student leaders will speak to the gathering. A moment of silence at 12:30 p.m. will conclude the ceremony, sponsored by the Student Activities Council and Student Government Association. The organizations also will provide students, faculty and staff with commemorative T-shirts, stating “If 9-11 Happened Here, I Wouldn’t Be! Remember the Fallen.” For more information, call 706-568-2273.

SEPT. 12 - Faculty Art Exhibition to Open
CSU’s Department of Art will open its 2007 Faculty Art Exhibition Wednesday in the Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts on CSU’s RiverPark campus. The exhibition, which runs through Oct. 19, will feature works in various mediums. Gallery admission is free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-4 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 or 507-8312.

SEPT. 12 - NCAA Soccer: CSU to Host North Georgia
The CSU women’s soccer squad will face North Georgia 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 5 and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, go to http://www.csucougars.com.

SEPT. 12 - Air Force Reserve Brass Quintet with CSU Brass Ensemble
The U.S. Air Force Reserve Brass Quintet with the CSU Brass Ensemble — Schwob School of Music artists directed by Professor Robert Rumbelow — will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

SEPT. 13 - Faculty Art Exhibition Opening Reception
CSU’s Department of Art will hold an opening reception for its 2007 Faculty Art Exhibition from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts on CSU’s RiverPark Campus. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-4 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.

SEPT. 14, 16 - NCAA Soccer: CSU Showcase
The CSU women’s soccer squad and three other teams will compete in the CSU Showcase Friday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 16 at the CSU Soccer Complex.

The schedule: • Friday: West Georgia vs. Eckerd State, 5 p.m. and CSU vs. Lincoln Memorial, 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday: West Georgia vs. Lincoln Memorial, 11 a.m. and CSU vs. Eckerd, 1:30 p.m.

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, go to http://www.csucougars.com.