CSU Happenings for Jan. 16-25

JAN. 16-18 - CSU Theatre Staging 'Alexander's Bad Day'
Columbus State University's family theatre production Alexander and the Terrible , Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day runs through the weekend 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. 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. 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 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://www.oxbow.colstate.edu for more information.

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Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will host guided 'Bird Walks' from 8-9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday 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://music.colstate.edu.

JAN. 18 – Oxbow Meadows: Expert to Discuss Wildlife Population Genetics
Environmental scientist Teresa Valentine will present 'It's in the Genes: Applying new Technology to Old Bob White,' at 1 p.m. Saturday at Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. Valentine, a recent graduate of the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, will present an overview of wildlife population genetics and how this technology has provided new information about one of the most studied wild bird species in the South, the Northern Bobwhite. 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://www.oxbow.colstate.edu for more information.

JAN. 19 - Columbus State Classes, Operations to Close for MLK Holiday

JAN. 19 - MLK Day of Service at Oxbow Meadows
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JAN. 20 - Inauguration Viewing
CSU Libraries and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity each are hosting a viewing of the presidential inauguration telecast on Tuesday. The fraternity will host a viewing in University Hall for students, faculty and staff. Seating begins at 10:30 a.m., and the program begins at 11 a.m. Admission is restricted to students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available through the Student Development Office in Davidson 271. Call 706-568-2273 for more information.

Separately, CSU Libraries will show inauguration coverage through 6 p.m. on the Schwob Library first floor. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. For more information, call 706-568-2042.

JAN. 21-FEB. 21 – Guest Artists' Exhibition
Columbus State's Department of Art will host an exhibition, titled '34.5 N.W.' by faculty artists from Auburn University, from Jan. 21-Feb. 21 in the Corn Center for Visual Arts' Illges Gallery. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday. The Corn Center is located at 6 West 10th St. in downtown Columbus. Parking is available in the RiverCenter parking garage on Broadway, allowing visitors to enter the Corn Center's Front Street entrance. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

JAN. 22 - Faculty Research Forum to Feature Geology, Computer Science
CSU Libraries will host a pair of presentations in a faculty research forum from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 in the Schwob Library. Geology Professor David Schwimmer will present 'A New Assemblage of Late Cambrian Trilobites in Northwest Georgia, with Close Relatives in Nevada, Europe and China.' Computer science Assistant Professor Rodrigo Obando will describe a recent virtual reality project by his students in 'A Stroll Down CSU's CSU (Collaborative Students Universe).' The event is free and opens with light refreshments at noon. For more information, go to http://library.colstate.edu/forums or call 706-568-2042.

Jan. 22 – Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Columbus State's Department of Art will host an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 for the exhibition, '34.5 N.W.,' by faculty artists from Auburn University. The event, in the Corn Center for Visual Arts' Illges Gallery, is free. The center is located at 6 West 10th St. in downtown Columbus. Parking is available in the RiverCenter Parking Garage on Broadway, allowing visitors to enter the Corn Center's Front Street entrance. For more information, call 706-507-8300.

JAN. 22 – CSU-Armstrong Atlantic State NCAA Basketball Doubleheader
Columbus State will host Armstrong Atlantic State for a pair of NCAA basketball games on Thursday, Jan. 22 in the Lumpkin Center. The women's contest tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 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. 24 – Oxbow Meadows: Researcher to Recount Galapagos Experiences
Dorsey Burger, a University of Michigan population-environment fellow, will present 'In the Footsteps of Darwin: A Naturalist in the Galapagos,' at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. Burger, who worked for the Nature Conservancy in Ecuador, will present a travelogue of his experiences on the Galapagos Islands. 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://www.oxbow.colstate.edu for more information.

JAN. 25 – Oxbow Meadows: Expert to Describe Mammal Survival in Forest Removal
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