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Thursday, October 8

8:00 am - 5:00 pm    Disability Rights Week

Celebration Week / Multiple Sponsors

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. What does this mean to you? Check out our window display at the USU Campus Store, look for tags marking accessible features of the Logan campus, stop by the Disability Awareness Day information fair at the TSC on October 8 (there will be free birthday cake!) and laugh like crazy at the free comedy show on October 9.

TSC, International Lounge, More Info

9:00 am - 5:00 pm    Disability Awareness Day

Celebration Day / Multiple Sponsors

On Thursday, Oct. 8, a Disability Awareness Day information fair will be held at the TSC in the Sunburst and International Lounges from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Lives Worth Living,” a documentary about the disability rights movement that led to the ADA, will run on a continuous loop, and the CPD’s disability history posters will be on display. Visitors to the information fair will be treated to birthday cake in celebration of the ADA. In addition, there will be displays by campus and community partners including the DRC, USUSA, Common Ground, AgrAbility, Options for Independence, Up to 3, the IDASL class, Aggies Elevated, Utah Assistive Technology Project, the National Federation for the Blind, WebAIM, the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Special Olympics/Best Buddies, the Disability Law Center, the Counseling and Psychological Services office and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

TSC, International Lounge, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Transcendence: Abstraction and Symbolism in the American West

Arts & Entertainment / Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Sept. 1, 2015 – May 7, 2016 Highlighting works from the NEHMA Collection, this exhibition explores how artists in the American West have employed the use of abstraction and symbolism over the past century and specifically how this region has provided inspiration for their creative output. Complementing the Abstraction and the Dreaming exhibition, Transcendence highlights art made by both European descendants who came to the America West and art created by those indigenous to the area.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Abstraction and the Dreaming: Australian Aboriginal Paintings

Arts & Entertainment / Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Sept. 12 – Dec. 11, 2015 Sept. 12 - Dec. 12 The Australian Aboriginal world view is based on Tjukurrpa, (the dreaming), a belief that ancestors shaped the topography of the land and laid out the moral code for human interaction with nature and one another. This exhibition highlights over fifty paintings from the earliest examples made by Aboriginal men in central Australia in 1971 spanning through today with artworks created by both men and women.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    It's about time: Circadian rhythms in health and disease

Seminar/Symposium / Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences Dept

Eric L. Bittman, PhD, Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, will discuss the circadian control of physiology and behavior; and the impact of biological clocks on disease.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Women and Gender Studies Munch and Mingle

Information/Orientation / Center for Women and Gender

Come eat and meet with the professors and students in the Women and Gender Studies program. This is a great event to get to know more about the program, speak with instructors about their courses and meet new friends.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Ski & Snowboard Film - Teton Gravity Research 'Paradise Waits'

Arts & Entertainment / USU Student Association (USUSA)

TGR's new film Paradise Waits is showing two nights on USU campus. Showings are planned Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the TSC Auditorium. Tickets for either date can be purchased in advance online Advance purchase tickets are $13, but those buying online can save $1 by using the promo code USUCAL. Tickets are $15 if purchased at the door the night of the screenings. Tons of free swag and prizes will be available, including Beaver Mountain 2 for 1 same day ski passes for every person attending, and $10 Liftopia gift cards for every person. Other prizes include skis, a snowboard, poles, outerwear, and tons of softgoods from show sponsors. Plus your ticket into the show is as good as $100 cash toward any 2016 Ski & Binding Combo* at The Trailhead after-party immediately following each show! Visit for all the information and to buy your tickets. Buy your tickets early as we anticipate both shows to be sale outs!

TSC, Auditorium, More Info

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Networking for Newbs

Seminar/Symposium / Student Alumni Association

Do you have trouble networking? Don't worry, we have you covered! On Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the ESLC Auditorium, we will be having David Smith, a Venture Capitalist, come a discuss the keys to growing your professional network and how to get ahead of the game when it comes to attracting professional opportunities. We will also be handing out Root Beer Floats and more information on how you can continue to develop your networking abilities! Seating is first come first serve!

Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium, More Info