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Wednesday, October 17

8:00 am - 5:00 pm    Microbial Fermentation: Develpment and Scale-up Training Program

Workshop / Center for Integrated BioSystems

This course emphasizes extensive laboratory work and demonstrations in microbial fermentation from bench scale to pilot scale. Laboratory experiments are supported by lectures and discussions on the fundamentals of microbial growth, growth kinetics, strain development, and scale-up strategies. Participants will gain the skills and knowledge to design and optimize fermentation processes in batch and fed-batch cultures.

Biotechnology Building, More Info

9:00 am - 12:00 am    Park City Mountain Resort Benefit Days Tickets

Athletics / Other

Swaner is excited to announce that it will be selling tickets to Park City Mountain Resort for its Benefit Days. Tickets are $25 dollars each. Maximum of 4 tickets per person and you can only get tickets in person. Tickets go on sale on Oct. 15 and will continue to sell until there are no more. The proceeds made will be used to support more community education programs. For more information, please call 435-649-1767 x 0 or

Swaner EcoCenter, 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

10:00 am - 2:00 pm    Hair Braiding for the Seed Foundation and AFSA

Fundraiser / Business & Finance

The Seed Foundation and the AFSA are teaming up for a fundraiser. Come get your hair braided for a great cause and help someone in Africa!

TSC, International Lounge, More Info

10:00 am - 11:30 am    Lasting Relationships Workshop Session I

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

The second session of this workshop will be the next week at the same time. Oct. 24, 10-11:30 a.m. The Lasting Relationships: Guidelines for Building Better Connections with the Ones You Love – This two-part workshop is for individuals and couples who are interested in learning new ways to build more satisfying relationships and strengthen communication skills. We will cover the following topics: personal rights in relationships; parameters of healthy relationships; principles for maintaining long-lasting relationships; effective communication; and tips on fighting fair. Participants will benefit most from attending both parts of the workshop. Seating is limited. Contact us at 797-1012 or stop by TSC 306 to reserve your seat.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

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    E Pluribus Unum

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

This art exhibit in the Tippetts Exhibit Gallery is one that you won't want to miss!

Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall, 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

11:30 am - 12:45 pm    University Common Hour - Gary Langer

Special Event / USU Student Association (USUSA)

This is the second University wide Common Hour Event. Respected in both the worlds of journalism and polling, Gary Langer measures what people think about the issues - as well as what your customers think — so you can act on the trends shaping your world. The nation's first and only Emmy-award winning public opinion pollster, Gary Langer is not your typical numbers expert. As the president of Langer Research Associates and the pollster for ABC News, he's a newsman who does polls, not a pollster who does news — a difference that shows in the depth of his analysis and the breadth of his storytelling skills. Langer illuminates public opinion and behavior across a range of social, political and economic issues; he's equally at home dissecting views on politics, health care, the economy, Afghanistan, energy policy, values issues and more.

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info

11:30 am - 1:00 pm    Prehealth Committee

Information/Orientation / Biology

Are you applying to medical or dental school this coming summer? If so, recognize that most medical and dental schools expect and will ask for a letter of recommendation derived from a Committee process. If you are planning on participating in this year’s cycle of the Committee process this “Packet Meeting” is REQUIRED. If you are student interested in learning more about the Committee process and how it pertains to the application year you are welcome and encouraged to attend the meetings as well. We are holding two meetings, same information in both sessions, to accommodate students’ schedules.

Biology & Natural Resources building, More Info

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm    Rapid Learning Drop-In

Student Activities / Access & Diversity Center

“15 minutes Can Change Your Life” Access & Diversity Center in partnership with the Academic Resource Center created Rapid Learning Drop-In to provide ongoing opportunities for nontraditional students to recharge, socialize with other nontraditional students, and connect to relevant campus offices and expertise, all in as little as 10-15 minutes. Drop-In sessions occur twice per month, rotating between Wednesdays (12:30-2:30 p.m.) and Thursdays (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). Each session features a topic which is delivered in 15 min (or less), and is repeated three times during the Drop-In session. Students are welcome to come and stay for the full two hours, or stop by for just a few minutes. Additional features of these sessions include food, handouts on the day’s topic, access to information on additional campus and community resources, as well as opportunities to connect to other nontraditional students and the Nontraditional Program Coordinator.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm    Effective Coping Workshop

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Effective Coping - This workshop is designed to help students cope more effectively with the challenges of college life. Open to all students and staff, this workshop surveys common concerns and presenting issues, as well as a model for reviewing thoughts, feelings and needs. It also provides practice for value clarification and basic behavior change to help students cope. Participants will be encouraged to read brief articles and keep a one page journal of change. By attending CAPS workshops you will be exposed to a variety of skills to help improve your quality of life and relationships. You are welcome to attend all the workshops or pick and choose the ones that you are most interested in. Workshops are FREE and will be held in the Taggart Student Center room 310 or 310B. Seating is limited. Contact us at 797-1012 or stop by TSC 306 to reserve your seat.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Sketch & Sculpt with USU Art Guild

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Life nude figure model will be demonstrating a variety of poses for participants to sketch, paint, sculpt, etc. $5 admission fee.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info

6:00 pm - 9:30 pm    Switch Energy Project Movie Screening

Student Activities / USU Student Association (USUSA)

Switch Energy Project Energy is the foundation of modern life. Our transportation, global commerce, food and water, housing, medicine, communications and computing all depend on it. Yet energy is in a sweeping period of transition. Renewables are entering the landscape. Unconventional gas and oil are changing our ideas of supply. Opinions on nuclear are shifting. Carbon concerns may, or may not, affect global production and consumption. What does the future of energy really hold? Join energy visionary Dr. Scott Tinker on a spectacular global adventure to find out. Switch explores the world's leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, many highly restricted and never before seen on film. In the end, it cuts through the confusion to discover a path to our future that is surprising and remarkably pragmatic. Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 7:00pm

Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium, More Info

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm    Write Now!

Workshop / Merrill-Cazier Library

Need help finding high-quality sources, formatting PowerPoint, formatting a bibliography or organizing your paper? Get personalized help at the Merrill-Cazier Library for your paper, presentation or final project by writing tutors, librarians and computer lab assistants.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    The Great Salt Lake: One Crazy Place

Lecture & Readings / Other

Please join us at Swaner EcoCenter along with Dr. Wayne Wurtbaugh, a professor of Aquatic Ecology and Limnology, as he covers the history, geology and bird life of the Great Salt Lake. He will also explain about the mysteries of the colors and critters that surround the lake. This event is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, contact us at 435-649-1767 x 0 or at

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info