CSU Happenings Oct. 13-21

OCT. 13 - NCAA WOMENS SOCCER: CSU HOSTS MARS HILL
Columbus State Universitys womens soccer squad will host Mars Hill in a non-conference match at 5 p.m. Friday at the CSU Soccer Complex. General admission is $5 and free for faculty, staff and students with a CSU ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or visit http://athletics.colstate.edu.

OCT. 13-15 - GUITAR CONVENTION AND COMPETITION TO CONCLUDE
The Guitar Foundation of Americas 2006 Convention and Competition, hosted by Columbus State University, will conclude Friday through Sunday at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. A free vendor fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, is taking place in the RiverCenter lobby. In addition to master classes and lectures, remaining concerts in Legacy Hall are:

>FRIDAY: International Solo Competition semifinals, 1-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. Free; Marko Feri and Denis Azabagic, 7:30 p.m. $27

>SATURDAY: Jerome Ducharme and Ar Duo, 1 p.m. $17; SoloDuo (Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli) and the Stones River Chamber Players, 3:30 p.m. $17; David Russell, 7:30 p.m. $27

>SUNDAY: Youth competition finals and showcase, 1-2:30 p.m. Free; International Solo Competition finals, 3:30-5 p.m. Free; The Assads, 7:30 p.m. $27

Besides individual concert tickets, a $150 weekend (Friday-Sunday) pass or a $65 daily pass covers all activities, including lectures, master classes and concerts. For more information, call the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612 or visit http://www.guitarfoundation.org/gfacompetition.htm.

OCT. 16-17- CUNNINGHAM CENTER TO HOST WOMENS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
CSUs Cunningham Center for Leadership Development will host a Womens Leadership Development Conference, themed Women in Leadership: Winning With Passion, Power, and Possibilities, on Monday and Tuesday. Featured speakers will include Gail Evans, former CNN executive and best-selling author; Dan Amos, Aflac president and CEO; and Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch, both former U.S. Marine Corp. officers and founders of Leadstar, a consulting firm for womens leadership development. To register ($349 per person), call 706-568-5101 or visit http://ccld.colstate.edu/WomensConf.htm.

OCT. 17 MUSCOGEE READING ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP AND BOOK DRIVE
Columbus State Universitys College of Education will host a Membership and Book Drive for the Muscogee County Reading Association, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Columbus Room of the Davidson Student Center. The event is open to the public. Participants should bring $5 for a membership fee and one or more books to be donated to the Muscogee County School District Teenage Parenting Center. This mix and mingle opportunity will include informal discussion and poster sessions on reading research. For more information, call 706-568-2255 or visit http://te.colstate.edu/local_council__muscogee_reading_association.htm.

OCT. 19 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INVITED TO ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY NIGHT
Columbus State University will host Engineering and Technology Night from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at CSUs Coca-Cola Space Science Center, 701 Front Ave., Columbus. The event targets high school students considering careers in engineering or technology, as well as their parents, teachers and guidance counselors. Participants will explore educational options with representatives from CSUs pre-engineering program, Columbus Technical College, Georgia Tech and Southern Polytechnic State. For more information, call 706-568-2075.

OCT. 19 - FREE GUEST RECITAL BY CLARINETIST LINDA BARTLEY
CSUs Schwob School of Music will host University of Wisconsin faculty clarinetist Linda Bartley, with pianist Shari Rhoades, in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. General admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7287.

OCT. 20 - CONCERT TO FEATURE CSU CHAMBER WINDS
The CSU Chamber Winds will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. The program will feature an eclectic mix of chamber music, including performances of works by Gustav Holst, Igor Stravinsky, Johann Pezel, W.A. Mozart and Reynaldo Hahn, plus a pair of tangos and a song by contemporary composer Michael Daugherty. General admission is $5 and free for faculty, staff and students with CSU ID. Tickets are available at the RiverCenter Box Office, call 706-256-3612.

OCT. 21 - VISITATION DAY FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Columbus State University will hold a Visitation Day for high school students and parents from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. The program begins in the Lumpkin Center and will give prospective students the opportunity to tour campus, meet current CSU students and speak with professors in their area of interest.

CSU also provides campus tours for prospective students weekdays at 2 p.m.

To make a reservation or for more information on Visitation Day or the daily tour, call 706-568-2035 or visit http://www.colstate.edu/future/tour.asp.