CSU Happenings for Feb. 9-13, 2011

FEB. 9 - Regional Science and Engineering Fair at CSU
The public is invited to view science projects by area middle and high school students from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 as Columbus State’s Math and Science Learning Center hosts the annual Columbus Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. The display will include results from the previous day’s judging. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-507-8460.

FEB. 12 - Nature Walk at Oxbow Meadows

Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a guided nature walk 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. The walk will highlight plants, birds and other wildlife along Oxbow’s wetland trails. Field glasses and field guides are available, or participants are welcome to bring their own. The program is free. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

FEB. 12 - Middle School Students to Compete in Science Olympiad

Columbus State University will host a Science Olympiad regional tournament for area middle school students 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. A 4 p.m. awards ceremony in the Davidson Student Center auditorium follows the competition. For more information, call 706-565-7874, e-mail carroll_jill@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://scienceolympiad.colstate.edu/..

FEB. 13 - Primer for Great Backyard Bird Count at Oxbow Meadows

Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center presents a birding demonstration 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 to prepare “citizen scientists” for the 14th annual Great Backyard Bird Count across North America. Following the demonstration, local birding experts will lead a hike through the wetland trails at Oxbow Meadows. Admission is $3 and free for kids age 3 and under. For more information, call 706-687-4090.

FEB. 13 - CSU Voice Studio Performance

The CSU Voice Studio, comprised of students of professor Earl Coleman, presents an afternoon of opera, arts songs and musical theatre selections 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program will include Six Elizabethan Songs by American composer Dominick Argento. Students of Coleman, the Schwob school’s William and Isabelle Curry Eminent Scholar Chair in Voice, have won national, state and local voice competitions. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225, e-mail  schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu or go to http://music.colstate.edu

ONGOING - Visiting Artist Exhibitions

Columbus State’s Department of Art is hosting exhibitions through Feb. 26 by recent and current artists in residence at CSU. The concurrent shows are Mark Clare’s “Remote Control,” a mixed-media social commentary inspired by the military, and “In-Out,” works in various mediums by current resident artists Frank Poor and Kristy Deetz, and Deborah Aschheim, whose architectural drawings depicting historic downtown Columbus sites were created during her fall 2010 residency. The London-born Clare, who lives in Ireland, produced his work during his February 2010 CSU residency.  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. For more information, go to http://art.colstate.edu/ or call 706-507-8300.