CSU Happenings for Jan. 3-11

JAN. 3-10 -- NCAA Basketball Doubleheaders
Columbus State University is hosting four Peach Belt Conference women's and men's basketball doubleheaders between Saturday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 10 in the Lumpkin Center (women's tip-off times listed first):

• Saturday: Lander, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
• Monday: Georgia Southwestern, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
• Wednesday: Clayton State, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday (Jan. 10): Francis Marion, 2 p.m. and 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. 5-11 -- Late Registration for Spring Courses
Students can register for spring 2009 courses at Columbus State from Jan. 5-11 by going to http://registration.colstate.edu/. Classes start Monday, Jan. 12. For more information, call 706-507-8800.

JAN. 9 -- Quarterly Sales Luncheon
Columbus State's Cunningham Sales Institute will host a Quarterly Sales Luncheon from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 in the Cunningham Center's Blanchard Hall. Jim Bowie, director of the Columbus Regional Technology Incubator, will present the program titled 'Persuasive Communication, Influencing with Integrity.' The program is designed for sales professionals at all levels, including sales managers. Cost is $39 per person with annual memberships available at $129. For more information or to register, call 706-568-5101 or go to http://ccld.colstate.edu.

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://www.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, Jan. 10 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://www.oxbow.colstate.edu for more information.