CSU Happenings Oct. 28-Nov. 6

Oct. 28 - FACULTY RECITAL BY CLARINETIST LISA OBERLANDER
Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music will present a faculty recital by clarinetist Lisa Oberlander at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. Oberlander has performed at International Clarinet Association conferences throughout the world. In 2005 she toured Japan with CSU faculty colleagues as a member of the Fountain City Ensemble and she recently recorded Andrew Rindfleisch's Light Fantastic with the CSU Wind Ensemble, released this summer on the Summit label. General admission is $10 For ticket information including available discounts, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 1-888-332-5200.

Oct. 31 - ANNOUNCEMENT MARKING CONCLUSION TO CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
University and campaign officials will detail the conclusion of CSUs An Investment in People capital campaign in a news conference at 2 p.m. Monday at the campus clock tower. More details on the event will be announced Friday.

Nov. 1 - CSU PRESIDENTS RECOGNITION BANQUET, RESERVATION DEADLINE OCT. 28
Columbus State University will stage its 34th annual Presidents Recognition Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cunningham Center. The event serves to recognize university supporters and includes the presentation of the Thomas Y. Whitley Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest award given to a CSU graduate by the universitys alumni association. Banquet tickets are $30. Reservations (deadline Friday) may be made by calling the CSU Alumni Office at 568-2280.

Nov. 3 - IT SECURITY AWARENESS WEEK PUBLIC EVENT
Columbus State University will observe national Security Awareness Week with the following series of programs, all free and open to the public, on Thursday, Nov. 3:

  • Security is not Just an IT Issue will be a 12:30 p.m. keynote presentation in the Davidson auditorium by University of Georgia Chief Information Security Officer Stan Gatewood, one of the country's leading information security experts.
  • A local-expert panel will discuss topics including ID theft, cyber-sex crimes and wireless security from approximately 1:45 to 4 p.m. in the Davidson auditorium.
  • A demonstration, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., of the Columbus Consolidated Governments Incident Command Vehicle will showcase the primary mobile command center in case of a citywide emergency. The vehicle will be parked between the Center for Commerce and Technology and Fine Arts Hall.

For more information, call (706) 569-3150 or visit online at http://cins.colstate.edu/awareness/

Nov. 3 - CSU HONORS LECTURE: THE FAR RIGHT IN GERMANY AND EUROPE
Columbus State Universitys Honors Program, Department of History and Center for International Education will present a lecture, The Far Right In Germany and Europe, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 in CSUs International House at 6 Clearview Circle. The lecture will be given by Roanoke College (Va.) History Professor Robert Willingham. For more information, call (706) 565-3636 or 565-4036.

Nov. 3 - PREMIER SERIES: PIANIST JOHN KIMURA PARKER
Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music will host a Premier Series concert performance by pianist John Kimura Parker at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 in the RiverCenter's Bill Heard Theatre. Parker, internationally renowned, is serving a two-year appointment as CSU's Dr. Stephen E. Purdom Distinguished Visiting Artist. General admission is $30. For tickets, call (706) 256-3600. For more information, call (706) 649-7225.

Nov. 3 - AFRICA CULTURAL NIGHT TO FEATURE SOUTH AFRICAN DANCE TROUPE
Columbus State University will host Africa Cultural Night, featuring a performance by Soweto Street Beat, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Cunningham Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Soweto Street Beat is a world-class dance troupe introducing audiences nationwide to the cultural arts and dance of South Africa using traditional instruments while wearing ornate headgear and bright costumes. The dance represents a melding of African contemporary, neo-African, modern African, Afro-fusion, and new traditional dance.

Africa Cultural Night is sponsored by CSUs African Studies Program and in conjunction with CSU hosting the 2005 Southeast Model African Union Conference Nov. 3-5 at the Cunningham Center (see previously released Scholars Statewide To Convene In Columbus To Develop Solutions To Africas Socioeconomic Issues). For more information, call 565-3579 or 565-3577.

Nov. 4 - CSU JAZZ BAND CONCERT
Under the direction of professor Paul Vander Gheynst, the award-winning ensemble offers a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the RiverCenter's Studio Theatre.

Nov. 5 - VISITATION DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND THEIR PARENTS
CSU Enrollment Services will host high school seniors and their parents tour campus, meet with CSU faculty and students. The program, Visitation Day, runs 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Call 568-2035, 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, Nov. 5 in the RiverCenters Bill Heard Theatre. 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 (706) 256-3600. A special group rate applies for CSU students: $10/per 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, Nov. 6 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.