COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Each week, News 3 teams up with Columbus State University to highlight community events the university is sponsoring along with opportunities for prospective students to attend CSU.

The Cougar Minute is hosted by Columbus State Students and airs Mondays on News 3 Evening Edition at 6:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. CT.

This week’s Cougar Minute is hosted by Nicole Sanders, a senior from Lanett, Alabama. The events she highlights include:

  • The Schwob Viola Day 2021 is coming up on September 11. High school and college students are invited to attend a variety of musical events. On September 12, free and open to the public, listen to a Signature Artist Recital at Legacy Hall with musicians Matthew Lipman and Henry Kramer. To learn more about Viola day, go to
  • The Bo Bartlett Center is now hosting the South Arts 2021 exhibition, featuring 9 different southern artists. The display presents diverse themes, visions, and styles of the south. It is free and open to the public now until January 7. Learn more about the exhibit at
  • Fall cross country and soccer season is ramping up! Come support our Cougars in the Men’s Cross Country and the Women’s Cross Country and Soccer.
    To look at the full roster of athletic events, please visit:

For more events and information on attending CSU, go to