Central State University Anniversary Events

The Wiz

The Central State University Opera Workshop presents The Wiz, a black adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz." The CSU Opera Workshop’s first production was in 2010. In an effort to rebuild the CSU Theater Arts program, "Ain't Got No Shame," a student written production was debuted. That production as well as the current productions, are collaborations of CSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as Zoot Theatre Company, and the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.

Location & Times
Paul Robeson Center for Performing and Cultural Arts Auditorium
8:00 PM, Friday & Saturday, March 2 & 3, 2012
3:00 PM, Sunday, March 4, 2012

The show cost $1.00 with a valid CSU student ID
$10.00 general admission

Tickets go on sale February 13, 2012

Charter Day Convocation

Guest speaker and alumnus Michael Colbert ‘92 - Director of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Charter Day celebrates the 1887 establishment of the Combined Normal and Industrial Department at Wilberforce University, which later became Central State University. This year’s keynote speaker is Michael B. Colbert, a 1992 graduate of the university. Mr. Colbert is Director, Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. In addition, alumni Charles E. Delane ‘60 and Curtis Owens ‘62 will be inducted into the Alumni Achievement Hall of Fame in honor of their many accomplishments and support of the University.

Location & Time
Paul Robeson Center for Performing and Cultural Arts Auditorium
10AM, Tuesday, March 6, 2012

This event is free and open to the public; Doors open at 9:30AM.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Performance

1st Company

In celebration of Charter Day, Central State University presents Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC); Dayton’s oldest dance company. Founded in 1968 and boasting over 100 original dances, DCDC’s repertoire comprises the world’s largest collection of African-American choreographed works.

Location & Time
Paul Robeson Center for Performing and Cultural Arts Auditorium
7PM, Tuesday, March 6, 2012

This event is free and open to the public; Doors open at 6:15PM


Central State University Women’s Conference

featuring guest speaker, Terry McMillan

Central State University presents "Exhale, Experience, Excel: Living Like You Mean It," a one-day women's conference featuring acclaimed author, Terry McMillan.This conference is dedicated to providing a medium where women can become empowered and educated while sharing experiences, uncovering inner strength, and engaging in a variety of learning experiences.

Location & Time
Paul Robeson Center for Performing and Cultural Arts Auditorium
8AM, Saturday, March 10, 2012

$30 with a valid CSU student ID
$45 with a valid CSU faculty/staff ID
$60 general admission

Registration is open until Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 8:30AM

CSU Chorus and Bach Society of Dayton - Performance

The world renowned Central State University Chorus partners with The Bach Society of Dayton for an evening of choral classical and African American works.

Location & Time
Paul Robeson Center for Performing and Cultural Arts Auditorium
7:30PM, Saturday, March 10, 2012

The show is free with a valid CSU student ID
$15.00 general admission

Tickets will be on sale at the door.