CSU Happenings for Sept. 8-15, 2011

Sept. 8 – Reception for Faculty-Staff Exhibition
A reception for the Department of Art's Columbus State’s Faculty and Staff Exhibition takes place 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday 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. 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 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. 8-11 -CSU Theatre for Youth Series Opens

Columbus State University Theatre opens its Theatre for Youth series with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Thursday through Sunday at CSU Theatre on the Park on CSU’s downtown RiverPark campus. The plot centers on a young boy who encounters madccap adventure upon giving a cookie to a mouse. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, plus 10 a.m. also on Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 and $5 for children 12 and younger. For more information, including season ticket availability, call the theatre box office at 706-507-8444 or go to ColumbusState.edu/theatre.

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 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
• Barry, noon Sunday
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 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 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 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.

Sept. 12 - Student Government Association-Red Cross Blood Drive
Columbus State's Student Government Association hosts a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday in the Davidson Student Center, room 208. To schedule a donation, go to http://www.redcrossblood.org and enter “CSU” as the sponsor code.

Sept. 12 – Guest Piano Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents pianist Willis Delony at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Delony, an internationally acclaimed performer, is adept in both classical music and jazz. For this recital, Delony will perform classics from the piano repertoire and be joined by Schwob school faculty artists on several jazz selections. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to ColumbusState.edu/music.

Sept. 14 - Gallery Talk by CSU Faculty Artists

Columbus State's Department of Art faculty will discuss their work, currently on display, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 14 in the Corn Center's Illges Gallery on CSU's RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. The program, "Lunch with Faculty" is free and in conjunction with “2011 CSU Studio Arts: Faculty and Staff Exhibition,” through Sept. 24 in the Illges Gallery. A separate group of presenting faculty will speak the following week in a second Gallery Talk, from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 21. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to ColumbusState.edu/art.

 

Sept. 14 – New Hallock Chair to Give Constitution Day Speech
New faculty member Dan Crosswell will discuss American exceptionalism and the drafting of the Constitution as part of Columbus State’s observance of Constitution Day, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the Schwob library. The event is free and open to the public. Crosswell is CSU’s first Col. Richard R. Hallock Distinguished University Chair in Military History. He brings vast knowledge of World War II and U.S. military history in the post-war era. His extensive background in international education includes serving at Kansas State and James Madison universities, and more recently at several universities in Singapore. His presentation is sponsored by CSU Libraries, the Department of History and Geography and the Student Political Awareness Association. For more information, call 706-568-2042.

Sept. 14 – River Warden to Discuss Regional ‘Water War’
Columbus State’s Environmental Science Program presents “The Past, Current and Future of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint River Basin Water War,” a presentation by Roger Martin, executive director of the Chattahoochee RiverWarden, from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 in room 103 of the Lenoir Hall addition (next to the main Lenoir building) on main campus. Martin will break down the complex issues in the decades-long battle involving Alabama, Florida and Georgia for precious water resources in the Chattahoochee River. The program is free. For more information, contact professor Troy Keller at 706-507-8099.

Sept. 14 – Guest Clarinet Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents guest clarinetist Julia Heinen 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Heinen hails from California State University at Northridge and will present an evening of works for clarinet and piano. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to ColumbusState.edu/music.

Sept. 15 - Speaker at Oxbow Meadows to Discuss Falconry

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center and the Columbus Audubon Society present a program on falconry by expert Rick Schomburg at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or go to ColumbusState.edu/oxbow.

Sept. 15 – Guest Guitar Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents internationally acclaimed guitarist Jason Vieaux 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. Vieaux has performed around the world and recently was appointed as the first guitar instructor at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to ColumbusState.edu/music.

Sept. 15 - State Rep. Buckner to Lead Environmental Policy Discussion

State Rep. Debbie Buckner gives a presentation,"Water Policy, Columbus and Concern," 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 in Columbus State University's International House at University Avenue and Clearview Circle. The program opens a four-part speaker series themed Environmental Policy at the Crossroads and is presented by CSU's Department of Political Science and MPA Program.  Another program in the series is slated for later this fall, with two more in the spring. Buckner (D-Columbus) serves on the ethics, natural resources and environment, retirement, and state institutions and property committees. She holds a CSU bachelor's degree in health science and serves on the Chattahoochee RiverWarden board of directors. Her talk at CSU is free. For more information, call 706-507-8700.

Sept. 15 - Math Collaborative Open House
Columbus State’s Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative will showcase its resources in an open house  from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Cunningham Center, suite 334. The event targets mathematics teachers and anyone interested in math education. The center provides professional development services for regional P-16 math teachers at any career level. For more information, call 706-568-2480 or visit ColumbusState.edu.

Ongoing - Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition
Columbus State’s Department of Art has opened its 2011-2012 exhibition season with “2011 CSU Studio Arts: Faculty and Staff Exhibition" through Sept. 24 in the Corn Center’s Illges Gallery. The show features works from 12 artists who teach in, or provide technical support to, CSU’s studio and its undergraduate degree programs in studio arts, art history and art education (bachelor’s and master’s). The show is designed to reflect the breadth of CSU’s art curriculum through the artists’ multiple disciplines and media such as oil and acrylic, ceramics, mixed materials and those that explore concept and theory. Themes cover environment, social concerns, storytelling and more. 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.