CSU Happenings March 17-24

MARCH 17-18 – NCAA BASEBALL: CSU TO HOST UNC-PEMBROKE
The CSU baseball squad will host UNC Pembroke at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://csucougars.com.

MARCH 17 – STUDENT CLARINET RECITAL
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by clarinetist John Inzetta at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 17 – ASTRONOMY NIGHT AT FDR STATE PARK
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will present Astronomy Night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at F.D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain. The event, featuring a presentation, plus planet viewing and stargazing, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

MARCH 18 – STUDENT RECITALS TO FEATURE VARIOUS SPECIALTIES
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by soprano Laura Foster at 4 p.m. Sunday. Later, at 7:30 p.m., Michelle Cheramy (flute), Nathan Cook (cello) and Kristina Szutor (piano) will perform works by by Bach, Feld, Meltzer, Colquhoun and Czerny. Both recitals will take place in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 18 – CONCERT TO FEATURE ‘FOUR HORNSMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE’
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a concert by the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse, a visiting horn quartet, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Originating in 1997 as a University of Southern Mississippi student ensemble, this horn quartet performs both standard and classical compositions, as well as humorous pieces, while seeking to expand the boundaries of horn quartet music by incorporating different styles such as choral music, pop, jazz and bagpipes music. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 19 – FACULTY HORN RECITAL
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a faculty horn recital by Kristen Hansen at 5:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter room 1714. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 20 – WIND SYMPHONY TO PERFORM WITH JOHN BRUCE YEH
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a concert by the CSU Wind Symphony with John Bruce Yeh, a Chicago Symphony clarinetist and international recording artist, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. General admission is $5 and free for CSU students and personnel. Tickets are available at the RiverCenter Box Office or by calling 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 21 – CSU DAY TO EMPHASIZE UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
CSU Day, a springtime tradition in and around Columbus, will continue on Wednesday, March 21. Behind a Columbus City Council proclamation, more than 100 community volunteers will distribute red, white and blue signs displaying “We are Partners with Columbus State University.” First appearing Friday, the signs will come out en masse starting 8 a.m. Wednesday when volunteers fan out from the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center to plant the signs in front of businesses and the homes of donors who have supported CSU and joined the university to strengthen both CSU and the surrounding community.

In its 13th year, CSU Day also highlights the university’s Annual Fund, targeting $1.5 million in 2006-07 to impact scholarships, faculty development, research assistance, technology infrastructure, international education and community outreach. For more information on CSU Day, call 706-562-1596 or visit http://giving.colstate.edu/csu_day.asp.

MARCH 22 – CAREERS EXPO TO FEATURE 100-PLUS EMPLOYERS
The CSU Career Center will host Careers Expo 2007 from 12:30-4 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in the Lumpkin Center. The event will provide an opportunity for career-minded individuals to meet prospective employers, network with corporate executives and potentially find a new career. More than 100 companies and organizations, as well as several school districts, will be on hand. Attendees are advised to dress professionally and bring resume copies for distribution. For more information, call the CSU Career Center at 706-569-3198 or visit http://career.colstate.edu/careersExpo.asp.

MARCH 23 – STUDENT VOICE RECITAL
CSU’s Schwob School of Music will present a student recital by mezzo soprano Becky Chambers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

MARCH 23 – NCAA SOFTBALL: CSU TO HOST FRANCIS MARION
The CSU women’s softball squad will host Francis Marion, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, March 23 at Lady Cougar Field. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://csucougars.com.

MARCH 24-25 – NCAA BASEBALL: CSU TO HOST GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN
The CSU baseball squad will host Georgia Southwestern at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at Ragsdale Field. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students (age 5 through college) and free with CSU or Cougar Club member ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://csucougars.com.

MARCH 24 – ASTRONOMY NIGHT AT SPACE SCIENCE CENTER
CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center will present Astronomy Night starting 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. The event, featuring a planetarium presentation followed by planet viewing and stargazing, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 706-649-1470.

MARCH 24 - CSU TO STAGE INTERACTIVE GAME AND ARTS EXPO
CSU will host an interactive exposition of computer gaming and popular arts, including science fiction, on Saturday, March 24 at the Davidson Student Center. Admission is free.

The event will run 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. as visitors can compete in video game tournaments, costume contests and boffer combat (mock battles with padded swords). Demonstrations will range from video game design and sci-fi movies and anime (Japanese-style animation) to art, poetry, live music and martial arts. Refreshments and hourly door prizes also are on tap.

Dubbed “NerdaCon” by its organizers, the “Campus Nerds” CSU student organization, the event is designed as the largest of its kind in the Columbus area, replacing the Columbus Game and Hobby Expo formerly hosted by CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center, said Matthew Ballard, CSU student and leader of Campus Nerds. “We’re anticipating anywhere from several hundred to 1,000 participants.”

About 20 local businesses are supporting the event, which targets students as well as families. For more information visit www.nerdacon.com or call 706-536-7425.