Thursday, March 6, 2008

Women’s History Month event planned for today canceled
Due to illness, the artist’s reception planned for LaTreice Branson in the ERC has been canceled.

Campus stargazes as Blair Underwood visits during primary

Blair Underwood
Angela Palmer, president of the College Democrats club poses with Blair Underwood at the event on Tuesday.

Star of TV, stage and screen, as well as one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2000, Blair Underwood visited campus for one final celebrity endorsement of Barack Obama during the Ohio Primary election on Tuesday. Faculty, staff and students crowded to get a glimpse and an autograph during Underwood’s visit, during which he encouraged all those who hadn’t yet voted to get to the polls on behalf of his candidate.

graduation graphicNew location for Winter Quarter graduationFaculty or staff members who plan to attend or participate in the Winter Quarter Commencement Ceremony on Friday, March 21, should note that the ceremony will be held at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd. (near the Easton Town Center), this quarter only. The ceremonies are usually held at Veterans Memorial. Parking is free at the Aladdin Shrine, and no pass is required. For those marching in the processional, we will dress in academic attire and line up starting at approximately 9:30 a.m. The processional marches precisely at 10 a.m.


Concert Band, Chorus to perform together March 12

George Buckbee
George Buckbee

Columbus State Concert Band and Chorus Columbus State will present a free concert of operatic selections on Wednesday March 12 at 8 p.m. in Nestor Hall Auditorium.

Thomas Lloyd will conduct the band and will also be tenor soloist in a selection from the opera "Lucia." He will be joined by soprano Christine Yost. The two have sung together since 1986 and have performed this duet more than 40 times. The concert will be conducted by guest artist George Buckbee, a retired professor from the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, Calif. Buckbee will travel from Europe to conduct the concert.

Buckbee has had a long and distinguished career in Europe as a conductor, accompanist, and singer. He formerly led the opera program at the University of the Pacific. He lives near Helsinki, Finland.

Chorus Columbus State, directed by Gordon Franklin, will perform in the second half and sing famous melodies by Verdi, Handel, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Kurt Weill. The well known "Habanera" from the opera "Carmen" will be performed. Student and professional soloists will be featured. The piano accompanist will be Rose Marie Zuber. For more information contact Lloyd or Franklin

Employee golf league formingThe 2008 Columbus State Employee Golf League is currently forming. The league plays at Bridgeview Golf Course on Mondays at 6 p.m. The season will begin May 12 and end on August 18 (no play on May 26 for Memorial Day). The cost is $126 for the 14-week season, which has to be paid prior to the beginning of the season. The fee covers the course only. Carts can be rented week to week. The league is open to all CSCC employees, who may invite one adult guest to join. For more information, contact Mary Insabella.

Cocchi to present Cougar Tracks program March 7The Linkages Program, part of the new Cougar Tracks Employee Orientation, will feature the Department
of Disability and Counseling Services on Friday, March 7, from 8:30–10 a.m. in WD 407. Wayne Cocchi,
director of the department, will share information about this department with all employees of the college.