CSU Happenings Oct. 27-Nov. 7, 2011

Oct. 27 – Executive Speaker Series: Bill Heard Sr.
Columbus State’s Turner College of Business presents Bill Heard Sr. as part of its Executive Speaker Series at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Center for Commerce and Technology auditorium, room 237. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8150 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/business.

Oct. 27 – Faculty Rite of Passage Convocation
Come hear Columbus State faculty recently promoted to the highest academic rank — Warren B. Church, professor of archeology and anthropology, and Dorinda L. Dowis, professor of criminal justice — share brief insights about their teaching experiences, research or, more generally, life in academia. Light lunch refreshments will be served beginning at noon in the main CSU library's first floor forum area, followed by the talks from 12:30-1:30 p.m. CSU's Office of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs has sponsored these Rite of Passage Convocations since 2003. For more information, call 706-568-2042.

Oct. 27 – Lecture by Biologist John Barone
Columbus State’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences presents John Barone, CSU associate professor of biology, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in LeNoir 103. Barone will give a lecture titled Community Structure and Restoration of Southeastern Prairies. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8099 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/ess.

Oct. 27 – CSU Jazz Ensemble Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a CSU Jazz Ensemble performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. Directed by professor Alexander Pershounin, the ensemble will perform in a variety of jazz styles. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 27-30 – Theatre Production: Noises Off

Columbus State University Theatre presents Noises Off from Oct. 27-30 at Theatre on the Park, Mainstage. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Michael Frayn's Tony Award winning comedy is based on a comedic nightmare that ensues behind the scenes of Nothing On, a British sex farce production. Noises Off is rated PG-13 for adult content and language. Admission: $17 for adults; $15 for seniors and active duty military; free for CSU faculty and staff (two tickets for one performance) and CSU students (limit one). For more information, call the box office at 706-507-8444 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/theatre.

Oct. 27 – Club Sport Tackle Football: CSU vs. Fort Benning

Columbus State’s Club Sport Tackle Football team takes on the Fort Benning Doughboys at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at Doughboy Stadium on Fort Benning. For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 706-507-8650, or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/campusrec.

Oct. 28 – Gallery Reception for Video Exhibition
Columbus State’s Department of Art presents a reception, 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, for the opening of Space Reliant, An Erasure of the Border Between the Screen and the Body in the Corn Center for Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery. The Nov. 1-19 exhibition, curated by Hannah Israel, features video works by Hiraki Sawa, Jacques Tati, Francis Alyss and Liz Rodda, who will serve as an Oct. 27-Nov. 9 CSU artist-in-residence. The gallery is located at 6 West 10th Street. Enter on Front Avenue. Illges Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; noon–8 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/art.

Oct. 29 – Graduate School Expo

Columbus State will stage a Graduate School Expo, free and open to the public, from 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 29 in CSU’s Cunningham Center, room 156. The event will showcase graduate degree programs in education, business, public administration, health, leadership and more. The program also will feature recently established master’s programs in higher education leadership, music performance, history and nursing. For more information, call 706-568-2061 or visit http://ColumbusState.edu/gradschool.

Oct. 29 – Spooktacular in Uptown Columbus
CSU’s Student Government Association teams up with uptown Columbus merchants and organizations to present the 10th annual Spooktacular Halloween Festival from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 on the 1000-1100 blocks of Broadway.Spooktacular is designed to offer Columbus children a free, safe environment to enjoy Halloween. A costume contest at 6:15 p.m. features three categories from infant through age 12.

Oct. 29 – CSU Philharmonic and Choral Union Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Philharmonic and Choral Union in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 in RiverCenter’s Heard Theatre. The program features Dvorak’s Te Deum and faculty cellist Wendy Warner performing Samuel Barber's Concerto for Cello. The conductors are Constantina Tsolainou and Paul Hostetter. Admission is $10. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 30 – Trey English, Trombone Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents Trey English 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre. English is a student of professor Bradley Palmer. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Oct. 30 – Faculty Chamber Concert

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a Faculty Chamber Series concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program features Martinu's Sextet for Piano and Winds and Beethoven's Clarinet Trio Op. 11 in B-flat Major. Performers include faculty artists Andrée Martin, flute; Lisa Oberlander, clarinet; Susan Tomkiewicz, oboe; Ron Wirt, bassoon; Wendy Warner, cello; and Yien Wang, piano. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 1-19 – Art Exhibit of Video Works
Columbus State’s Department of Art presents Space Reliant, An erasure of the border between the screen and the body from Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 19 in the Corn Center for Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery. This exhibition, curated by Hannah Israel, assistant professor of art and gallery director, is a survey of video works that investigates the relationship of space in relation to the body and the cinematic screen. This exhibition will feature four major works by artistic filmmakers Hiraki Sawa, Jacques Tati, Francis Alyss and visiting artist Liz Rodda. The gallery is located at 6 West 10th St. Enter on Front Avenue. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8300 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/art.

Nov. 1 – NCAA Men’s Basketball
Columbus State’s men’s basketball team plays Brewton Parker 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the Lumpkin Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for non-CSU students and free for ages 5 and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with I.D. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://CSUCougars.com.

Nov. 3 – Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Conference:
Columbus State University's Graduate School will hold its first Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Conference from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 in CSU's Cunningham Center, 3100 Gentian Blvd. Graduate students from throughout the Southeast will discuss their research in a variety of fields in panel format. Panel sessions will last about 90 minutes, followed by Q&A time with participants. For the final conference program and schedule, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/gradschool. The event is free an open to the public. For more information, contact Amber Dees at dees_amber@columbusstate.edu or 706-507-8441.

Nov. 3 – Lecture: Retired Hospital Executive Larry Sanders
Columbus State’s Turner College of Business presents Larry Sanders, former chairman and CEO of Columbus Regional Healthcare, as part of its Executive Speaker Series at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 in the Center for Commerce and Technology auditorium, room 237. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8150 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/business.

Nov. 3 – Lecture: Donald Fixico, Creek Indian Scholar
Columbus State’s Department of History and Geography presents Donald Fixico, a nationally renowned Creek Indian scholar, who will present a lecture on The Power of Creek Oral Tradition at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road. The program is co-sponsored by Muscogee County Friends of Libraries, the Chattahoochee Valley Regional Libraries and the Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Association. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8360 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/history.

Nov. 3 – CSU Philharmonic Concert
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a CSU Philharmonic Orchestra performance at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The Philharmonic will partner with the Georgia Music Teachers Association to feature two regional competition winners: Laura Pereira, performing the third movement of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor, and Yobo Su, performing the first movement of Grieg's Piano Concerto. The Philharmonic also presents Gershwin's American in Paris to round out this program of audience favorites conducted by Paul Hostetter, CSU’s Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair for Orchestral Activities. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/music.

Nov. 4 – English Faculty Lecture Series
Columbus State’s Department of English presents Scott Wilkerson, English lecturer, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at the Carson McCullers Center on Stark Avenue. Wilkerson’s lecture is part of the English Faculty Lecture Series. Admission is free. For more information call 706-565-4021 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/english.

Nov. 5 - Astronomy Night
Columbus State’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center stages an Astronomy Night program of stargazing and planet viewing on Saturday, Nov. 5 from the center at 701 Front Ave., Columbus. A 7 p.m. planetarium is followed by telescope viewing at 8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or go to http://www.ccssc.org.

Nov. 7 – Carter Seaton Lecture and Book Signing
Columbus State’s Department of English presents local author Carter Seaton 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at the Carson McCullers Center on Stark Avenue. Seaton will sign books after the lecture. Admission is free. For more information call 706-565-4021 or go to http://ColumbusState.edu/english.