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Thursday, October 11

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    LUX Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

This exhibit is an exploration of how artists have used light as a medium or subject matter. Please note that the museum in open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays and closed on Sundays.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Adventures in the West - Visual Connections to Jack London's Literature

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

This exhibit will be shown in conjunction with the 11th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium held in Logan, Utah, and co-sponsored by the USU Department of English and the USU Libraries' Special Collections and Archives Division. The symposium is scheduled October 4-6, 2012, but this exhibit will be on display in the museum's Upstairs Gallery throughout the fall. Featuring majestic landscape photos by Ansel Adams and Brett Weston, the exhibit explores the rugged, historical, and dangerous qualities of the western world portrayed in Jack London's writing. Certain drawings and photographs in the exhibit will be on display in the museum for the first time, and they will help explore literary themes of naturalism, courage, modern American values, and man's precarious relationship to his natural environment.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Landscape and Lace: Cache Valley

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

By Megan Mitchell. Fences, doors and windows indicate an intersection between inside and outside, public and private. These porous boundaries provide enclosure while also allowing access to an outside world. I am drawn to these divisions in space both as aesthetic and metaphorical objects. They are the point of departure for an exploration of the intersection between real and imagined worlds. 'Landscape and Lace: Cache Valley' juxtaposes the structural framework of a fence with a landscape inspired by Cache Valley. My intention is to provide a sense of both containment and spaciousness. The piece also contains a decorative element which is derived from a sample of lace. I use this pattern to further the dialog between inner and outer spaces.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Good Neighbors

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Good Neighbors by Todd Hayes features a seven-foot-tall wooden fence enclosing a seven-by-twelve foot plot. After a futile search for a gate, viewers peer through the small slit openings & spy a small porcelain house standing in a yard comprised of salt. The house is a mid-century ranch style house, exactly the kind that sprang up in suburban developments around the country after World War II. Though good fences may make good neighbors—as the saying goes—this fence completely cuts off any relationship to the outside world.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

3:30 pm - 12:00 am    Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium

Presentation/Speeches / Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Keiko Kawamuro of the University of Iowa will speak on "Open Book Foliation and Its Applications" Any closed 3 manifold admits open book decompositions. In this talk, given a surface in a 3 manifold, we introduce a singular foliation on the surface associated to an open book decomposition. Studying such foliation we extract topological/geometric and contact geometric information of the ambient 3 manifold. This is joint work with Tetsuya Ito (UBC).

Old Main, More Info

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm    Pizza & Politics with Congressman Rob Bishop

Presentation/Speeches / Student Club/Organization

Come for some free pizza and to hear Congressman Rob Bishop speak! Be sure to bring some questions and invite your friends! We're in the height of political season and this will be a great opportunity to get some insight from the man who represents you in Congress. This event is sponsored by the USU College Republicans and is open to anyone interested in attending.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Hawkwatch International's Parade of Raptors Program

Lecture & Readings / Multiple Sponsors

Come to the Swaner EcoCenter to meet some of Hawkwatch International's feathered ambassadors. Learn about their life histories, personal stories and ways you can make a difference in our shared environment. To RSVP or for more information, email or call 345-649-1767

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm    Autumn Voices

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Come listen to the USU choirs in their concert "Autumn Voices" on October 5 in the Performance Hall.

Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall, More Info