CSU Happenings Jan. 4-11

Jan. 4 - LATE REGISTRATION AND FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE
Thursday, Jan. 4 is the final day for late registration, and the fee payment deadline for late registration, for spring semester classes at CSU. For more information, visit http://registration.colstate.edu or call 706-568-2237.

Jan. 4 - HISTORY SERIES TO CONTINUE WITH THE RIVER
Local experts will present The River, a forum about the Chattahoochee River, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Columbus Museum. The panel will be comprised of John Turner, a local businessman who advocates breaching two dams and returning the Chattahoochee River to its natural state; Bill Edwards, of Chattahoochee RiverWatch Inc.; and Billy Turner, director of Columbus Water Works. The event is free and the fourth in a series of eight programs titled Red Clay, White Water and Blues, organized by CSU history professor Virginia Causey. For more information, call 706-327-5932.

Jan. 5 - CUNNINGHAM CENTER TO HOST QUARTERLY SALES LUNCHEON
CSUs Cunningham Sales Institute presents its next quarterly sales luncheon at noon Friday in the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development. The featured speaker for this session is Melissa Thomas, vice president of the Butler Automotive Group - Acura of Columbus/BMW of Columbus. With more than 20 years experience in automotive sales and service, Melissa Thomas will share some key elements for success and the main causes for failure in a competitive sales arena. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., with the program and lunch running from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is $39 per person; annual memberships for the quarterly luncheon series available for $129. Call 706-568-5101 to register or for more information.

Jan. 8 - SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES BEGIN

Jan. 8 - STUDENT RECITAL BY BASSOONIST CONSTANTIN BARCOV
CSUs Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by bassoonist Constantin Barcov at 6 p.m. Monday, in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

Jan. 8 - INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES OPENS WITH KITCHEN STORIES
CSUs Center for International Education will host a screening of the Norwegian film Kitchen Stories at 7 p.m. Monday in the International House at 6 Clearview Circle. The event is free and open to the public, and opens the spring 2007 International Film Series themed Food in Film. For more information, call 706-565-4036.

Jan. 10 - STUDENT RECITAL BY VIOLINIST DAVID MORENO
CSUs Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by violinist David Moreno at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 in the RiverCenters Studio Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

Jan. 11 - CSU TO OBSERVE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., DAY
CSU will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 in the Davidson Student Center Columbus Room. The event is free and open to the public and will feature gospel singing and keynote speaker, Prathan Powell Sr., of World Changes Tabernacle in Columbus. For more information, call 706-568-2273.

Jan. 11 PUBLIC SHOWING OF BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES DOCUMENTARY

CSU will host a public airing of Before the Music Dies, a new documentary that deals with commercialism in the music business. The movie will be shown Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre. A $3 donation is suggested, with all proceeds donated to VH1s Save The Music Foundation.

Before the Music Dies is described by its distributors as an electrifying documentary that exposes the music industrys abandonment of artists and fans in its single-minded pursuit of corporate profits. After premiering to standing ovations at the SXSW Film Festival last spring, the film has amassed critical acclaim and avid fan support at film festivals from Edinburgh to Austin.

For more information about the movie locally, contact Shirantha Beddage, director of Jazz Studies at CSUs Schwob School of Music, 706-649-7291. For information about the movie from the distributor, Bside Entertainment, contact Steve Waters at 512-697-9625 (office) or 512-423-7014 (mobile).