CSU Happenings Nov. 4-12

Nov. 4 - CSU JAZZ BAND CONCERT
The CSU Jazz Band, directed by Paul Vander Gheynst, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the RiverCenters Studio Theatre. General admission is $5. For tickets call 256-3600.

Nov. 5 VISITATION DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND THEIR PARENTS
CSU Enrollment Services will host high school seniors and their parents to tour campus and meet with CSU faculty and students. The program, Visitation Day, runs 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 568-2035 or visit http://admissions.colstate.edu/schedtourform_date.asp.

Nov. 5 PREMIER SERIES: WHAT MAKES IT GREAT?
Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will host a Premier Series concert by Rob Kapilow and Pianist John Kimura Parker at 10 a.m. Saturday in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. This event will feature Parkers performance of Beethovens Appassionata Sonota and Kapilows conducting the interactive What Makes It Great? performance. Kapilow is a renowned classical music innovator and conductor of Americas top orchestras. Tickets are $20 (adult) and $10 (children) and can be purchased by calling 256-3600. A special group rate applies for CSU students: $10 person in groups of 10 or more.

Nov. 6 - CSU TO CELEBRATE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN WITH FIREWORKS, BAND CONCERT
Columbus State University will celebrate the success of its An Investment in People capital campaign with a free band concert and fireworks show, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the T. Y. Whitley Clock Tower. The public is invited to bring chairs, blankets and a picnic. The concert will feature the CSU Wind Symphony and Wind Orchestra conducted by Professor Robert Rumbelow and guest conductor, Col. (ret.) Hal J. Gibson a Schwob School of Music benefactor and patriarch of CSUs band program. For more information call 568-2030.

Nov. 7 - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: KHATTA MEETHA
Columbus State Universitys Center for International Education (CIE) will screen the film Khatta Meetha at 7 p.m. Monday in CSUs International House at 6 Clearview Circle. The program is part of the CIEs monthly International Film Festival Series. Admission is free. For more information call 565-4036.

Nov. 8 - JORDAN INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION: SEMIFINAL ROUND PERFORMANCES
Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will present a series of solo organ performances on Tuesday to comprise the semifinal round of the Jordan International Organ Competition in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. Performances are slated for between 10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. The finalists will be announced at approximately 8 p.m. The semifinalists are North Americans Isabelle Demers, Robert Horton, Andrew Kotylo, Christian Lane and Daniel Sullivan. A $30,000 first prize represents the largest sum for this type of competition, said CSU music Professor Joseph Golden who is directing the competition. An all-day pass for the semifinal round is $5. For tickets, call 256-3600. For more information call 649-7246.

Nov. 10 - JORDAN INTERNATIONAL ORGAN COMPETITION FINAL ROUND
Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will present a series of solo organ performances on Thursday, Nov. 10 to comprise the final round of the Jordan International Organ Competition at the RiverCenter for Performing Arts. Performances in Legacy Hall are slated for 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The winner will be announced at 8:45 p.m. First prize is $30,000. An all-day pass is $5. For tickers call 256-3600. For more information, call 649-7246.

Nov. 10 - CSU THEATRE: THE ROSE OF TREASON OPENS
Columbus State Universitys Department of Theatre will stage the drama The Rose of Treason, Nov. 10-13 in the Fine Arts Hall auditorium. Set in 1943 Germany, the play depicts the true story of a group of university students who start a resistance group aimed at bringing down Hitler and the Nazi regime. The effort, known as The White Rose, is regarded as among the most heroic feats in European history. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 10-12) and 2 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 12). CSU students receive one complimentary ticket per production. General admission is $15 and $13 for senior citizens, active military and CSU alumni. Call the CSU Box Office at 569-3179. For more information on CSU Theatre productions call 568-2048.

Nov. 11- FESTIVAL JEHAN ALAIN: JEHAN ALAIN AND HIS CIRCLE
Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will present Jehan Alain and his Circle a gala concert featuring the University Singers and performance faculty and students at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. The program will include vocal and choral works, chamber works of Jehan Alain and organ music of Jean Langlais and Olivier Messiaaen. Admission is free. The event is free and marks the opening of CSUs Festival Jehan Alain, Nov. 11-13 at the RiverCenter. Alain was a prolific composer of works for piano, organ and chorus during the early 20th Century. For more information call 649-7246.

Nov. 12 - FESTIVAL: RECITAL BY MARIE-CLAIR ALAIN
Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will present a solo organ recital by international performing artist Marie-Claire Alain at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 in the RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. The event is part of CSUs Festival Jehan Alain. Marie-Claire Alain is a surviving sister of Jehan Alain. General admission is $18. For tickets call 256-3600. For more information call 649-7246.

Nov. 12 OXBOW MEADOWS: CANOPY WALKWAY OPENING, 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Columbus State Universitys Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will celebrate the its 10th anniversary and formally open its Forest Canopy Walkway from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 on site at 3535 South Lumpkin Rd., Columbus. The event is free and will begin with a birthday-cake cutting, followed by craft activities, games and 15-minute canopy tours (for ages 7 and older) and guided nature walks until 4 p.m. Space is limited for the canopy tours. Reserve a space in advance by calling 687-4090.

Supported with funding from MeadWestvaco, the canopy walkway (192 feet long, 35 feet high), provides a birds-eye view of wetlands and up-close view of animal and plant life in the forest canopy. While approximately 100 similar walkways exist worldwide, Oxbows canopy walkway is the first trail of its kind built in the United States and one of just three such structures accessible to the public. Oxbows walkway features a unique system of suspension-type trail segments that are attached to two stable tree platforms and a tower. The platforms are attached to the trees with a patented tree-friendly design there is no penetration into the tree and the platform attachments allow for tree movement and growth. Oxbow staff already have initiated interpretive and educational programs for public and school programs; research and educational opportunities for CSU students, and as another reason for visitors to come to the Columbus area. For more information call 687-4090.

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