CSU Happenings for Jan. 10-18

JAN. 10-11 - Bird Walks at Oxbow Meadows Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows
Environmental Learning Center will host the first in a series of January-weekend 'Bird Walks' from 8-9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Visiting ornithologist Andrea Lindsay will guide the walks along the center's trails. The cost is $4 per person, and the program is designed for adults and children ages 10 and older. Binoculars and bird field guides will be provided. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

JAN. 10 - Researcher to Present Findings on Migratory Songbird
Visiting ornithologist Andrea Lindsay will present 'A Tale of Two Seasons: Do Winter Habitat Conditions Affect Reproductive Success in Yellow Warblers?' at 1 p.m. Saturday at Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. Lindsay has studied the yellow warbler, North America's most abundant breeding wood-warbler, and will present her findings during the program. Admission is $5. Children, ages 10 and older are permitted if accompanied by an adult. To reserve a seat, call 706-687-4090. Also go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

JAN. 10 - CSU-Francis Marion NCAA Basketball Doubleheader
Columbus State will host Francis Marion for a pair of NCAA basketball games on Saturday in the Lumpkin Center. The women's contest tips off at 2 p.m., followed by the men at 4 p.m. Admission prices are $5 for adults; $3 for students/kids (including non-CSU students); and free for ages 5 and under and CSU students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

JAN. 12 - Spring Semester Classes Begin

JAN. 12 - Piano and Percussion Duo
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music will stage a Piano and Percussion Duo concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Faculty percussionist Paul Vaillancourt and guest pianist Jeff Meyer will premiere works by composers such as Chen Yi, Brian Cherney, Dan Koonts, Jim David and Brook Joyce. The program also will feature a film by Columbus State art professor Robert Land. Admission is $5; $2 for senior citizens, military personnel and non-CSU students; and free with CSU ID. For tickets, contact the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 15 - MLK Day Observance
Columbus State will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Davidson Student Center Columbus Room. The keynote speaker will be Pastor James E. Allen of Macedonia Christian Ministries. The program is free and open to the public. Call 706-568-2273 for more information.

JAN. 15-18 - Family Theatre Production
CSU Theatre will stage Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Jan. 15-18 at CSU Theatre on the Park, Mainstage on the RiverPark campus in downtown Columbus. Show times for this family production are 7:30 p,m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $5 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni; and free for CSU faculty-staff (limit two) and students (limit one). For more information, call 706-507-8444 or go to http://theatre.colstate.edu/index.asp.

JAN. 15 - Faculty Recital: Lisa Oberlander & Friends
Columbus State faculty clarinetist Lisa Oberlander will give a recital, with cello and piano accompaniment at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. The program will include Debussy's 'Premiere Rhapsodie' and Niels Gade's 'Fantasy Pieces.' Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 16 - Student Horn Recital
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music will present a student horn recital by Chris Armijo at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 17 – Oxbow Meadows: Expert to Speak on Bachman's Sparrow
Visiting ornithologist James Tucker will present 'Bachman's Sparrow, Fire and the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem' at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. Tucker, from the Archbold Biological Station in Central Florida, will discuss the ground-nesting sparrow — a threatened species — and its habitat, which depends on frequent fires to maintain its diversity. Admission is $5. Children, ages 10 and older are permitted if accompanied by an adult. To reserve a seat, call 706-687-4090. Also go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu for more information.

JAN. 17-18 - 'Bird Walks' at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will host guided 'Bird Walks' from 8-9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17-18, at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Visiting ornithologist James Tucker from the Archbold Biological Station in Central Florida, will guide the walks along the center's trails. The cost is $4 per person, and the program is designed for adults and children ages 10 and older. Binoculars and bird field guides will be provided. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

JAN. 18 - Student Flute, Violin Recitals
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music will present a pair of student recitals on Sunday, Jan. 18 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall: flutist Lindsay Chappell at 3 p.m. and violinist Anjuli Coe, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-1986 or go to http://music.colstate.edu.