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Thursday, February 11

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 - 2:00 pm    Study Abroud Fair

Cultural / Other

Interested in Studying Abroad? Find out about all the outgoing programs USU has to offer around the globe. The Office of Global Engagement is holding its spring Study Abroad Fair Thursday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held in the Sunburst International Lounge located on the 2nd floor of the Taggart Student Center at Utah State University. You may direct any inquiries or make an appointment with an advisor by calling 435-797-0601 or emailing

Taggart Student Center, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    A Matter of Taste: Art, Kitsch, and Culture

Arts & Entertainment / Other

Jan. 23 – May 7, 2016 "A Matter of Taste" explores the complex relationship between art, kitsch, and culture. While a gift shop may seem the more likely place to find kitsch in a museum, "A Matter of Taste" turns this expectation upside down. Showcasing a wide range of kitsch, kitsch-like, or kitsch-inspired objects dating to the 20th and 21st centuries, this exhibition reveals the permeable and porous boundaries between fine art, kitsch, and popular culture.

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Vision and Persistence: 30 Years of Ceramic Excellence at Utah State University

Arts & Entertainment / Other

February 2 – March 2, 2016 "Vision and Persistence" is a survey of works created by 49 artists who graduated from the ceramics program in the Department of Art and Design at Utah State University over the last 30 years. The Ceramics program is internationally recognized for a commitment to excellence rather than a particular look or style, and its alumni have established careers at locales across the nation and around the world. Vision and Persistence showcases a cross section of this community and furthers the legacy of USU’s program.

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Healthy Behavior is not Normal: Detection and Treatment of Disorders Using Movement Variability

Presentation/Speeches / Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Students and faculty interested in research on human movement are invited to a free presentation by Dr. Vivien Marmelat, assistant professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Dr. Marmelat will talk about his research in the HPER Building, Room 135 at noon Feb. 11, in his presentation 'Healthy Behavior is not Normal: Detection and Treatment of Disorders Using Movement Variability.' Please contact Breanna Studenka if you’d like to schedule some time to meet with Dr. Marmelat personally.

HPER Building, More Info

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Munch and Mingle

Meeting / Center for Women and Gender

Come meet the Women and Gender Studies Staff, Faculty, and Students. Learn more about our program and events. All are invited to come mingle and eat.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

6:45 pm - 10:00 pm    USU IFSA Movie Night Presents: 'Everything is Illuminated'

Arts & Entertainment / Access & Diversity Center

The USU Interfaith Student Association welcomes you to the first movie night of the semester featuring the award- winning film "Everything is Illuminated" starring Elijah Wood and based off the best-selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. A summary of the fim and a link to the trailer are below. Cost: FREE. When: Thursday, February 11 @ 6:45 p.m. Where: ESLC 046 (Between the TSC and Old Main). Snacks will be provided! 'Everything is Illuminated' -- A young Jewish-American man obsessed with his family history, Jonathan Safran Foer (Elijah Wood) decides to journey to the Ukraine to find out more about the life of his grandfather. Guided by Alex (Eugene Hutz), a rap-obsessed local, Jonathan ventures into the heartland of the Ukraine seeking to shed light on events that occurred to his grandfather during World War II. Joining Jonathan and Alex is the latter's surly grandfather (Boris Leskin) and a dog named Sammy Davis Jr. Jr.

Eccles Science Learning Center, More Info

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm    Raymond Tymas-Jones -- An Evening of Negro Spirituals -- Department of Music

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

An evening of Negro Spirituals.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    The Vagina Monologues

Special Event / Access & Diversity Center

The Vagina Monologues is made up of a varying number of monologues read by a cast comprised of women from Utah State University and the Cache Valley community. Each of the monologues deals with an aspect of the feminine experience and touches on matters such as sexuality, violence and abuse and healing. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to benefit CAPSA (Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse). Doors open at 7:00pm

TSC, Auditorium, More Info