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Friday, October 9

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

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

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm    USU Invitational -- Cross Country

Athletics / Athletics

Cross Country USU Invitational

Steve and Dona Reeder Cross Country Course, More Info

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    One Funny Friendship featuring Drew Lynch and Sam Comroe

Special Event / Multiple Sponsors

Drew Lynch (Americas got Talent) and Sam Comroe (Conan OBrien) will bring their unique and hilarious comedy act to the Sunburst Lounge in the TSC in celebration of Utah State University Disability Rights Week. This show is free and open to the public. The sponsors for the event are The Center for Persons with Disabilities, the Disability Resource Center, USUSA, Options for Independence and the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.

TSC, Sunburst Lounge, 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 - 8:00 pm    Science Unwrapped

Presentation/Speeches / Other

Series Presentation

Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium, More Info

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    Science Unwrapped - Keepers of the Waters

Presentation/Speeches / College of Science

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to join the USU College of Science for a free, public outreach event. Featured speaker is environmental artist Betsy Damon of the New York-based Keepers of the Waters organization. Refreshments and hands-on learning activities follow the talk. Admission is free. This is a USU Year of Water event.

Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium, More Info

7:00 pm - 11:30 pm    Service Center Music Fest - WESTWARD THE TIDE, THE STR!KE, OH BE CLEVER.

Student Activities / USU Student Association (USUSA)

Glow in the dark concert featuring WESTWARD THE TIDE, THE STR!KE and OH, BE CLEVER. All Proceeds go to support "Glow for Cushing's" an organization that spreads awareness of a life-altering and deadly disease called "Cushing's Syndrome." The first 100 people through the door receive a free glow in the dark T-Shirt. Tickets will go on sale the week before the Service Center Music Fest. There will be an unreal amount of free glow sticks and glow in the dark silicon wristbands. Tickets are only $3! Come early and GLOW HARD for Cushing's Awareness!

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm    Haunted Hollow -- American West Heritage Center

Recreational / Other

The American West Heritage Center presents The Haunted Hollow. Take a walk on the dark side of history through the scariest river hollow in Cache Valley. Keep a weather eye on the trees, where you may run into the likes of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, mummies, and the Hound of Baskerville. There have been bumps in the night that have kept people awake for generations … and you’ll find them here. Recommended for visitors ages 8 and older. Buy a Combo Pass for the Haunted Hollow and the Corn Maze and SAVE! Find that special someone and make it a date night! $1 off with USU ID.

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    USU Observatory Public Viewing Night

Special Event / Physics

All are invited to a public viewing night at the USU Observatory on the roof of the Science Engineering Research (SER) Building. IMPORTANT: Please visit the observatory website listed below prior to arrival, as the gathering will be cancelled in the event of cloudy or inclement weather. The website also provides directions and parking information.

SER Building, More Info