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Monday, October 22

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 swanerecocenter@usu.edu

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info


10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Sacred Sand Art: Mandalas in the Buddhist Tradition

Special Event / College of Humanities & Social Sciences

The Religious Studies Program invites you to witness the construction & dissolution of a beautiful Sand Mandala by Venerable Lama Sonam and Khenpo Choephel, Buddhist monks from Tibet. Dr. Hun Lye, professor of East Asian Religions at Davidson College, will also be present to explain the construction as it develops and to lecture about the Mandala. The event is sponsored by the Religious Studies Program and co-sponsored by Housing and Resident Life, University Dining, USU’s Religious Studies Club, Appreciating the Arts Freshman Interest Group, Global Village, & other students groups. Monday October 22: • 10-10:35 a.m. – Introduction and ritual performances by monks to request permission and harmony from deities. • Remainder of the day: Laying down of the grid (drawing).

TSC, HUB, 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 - 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


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Open Access 101: What is Open Access and how is it changing scholarship?

Presentation/Speeches / Merril-Cazier Library

The rise of electronic publication has irrevocably transformed the ways we share research with colleagues. We are now able to share our research faster and more cheaply than ever before. However, although the electronic dissemination of research allows us to dispense with materials, printing, and distribution costs, the prices of many scholarly journals have skyrocketed. This situation creates barriers between your research and the researchers who need access to your work. Scholarly Communications Librarian, Andrew Wesolek, will explore the response to this crisis in scholarly communication; specifically, Open Access publication models. The presentation will cover the basics of Open Access, why it is necessary, and how it is transforming scholarly communication.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    USU Service Center Free Community Halloween Carnival

Student Activities / Val. R. Christensen Service Center

Prepare yourselves for the Annual Community Halloween Carnival..... It will be "spook-tacular"! All (with kids) are invited. Come in your costumes and enjoy fun games for all ages. Plenty of refreshments and trick or treating will be available. Date: Monday, Oct. 22; Time: 6-8 p.m.; Place: USU Lundstrom Center (just east of the Logan Cemetery - oooohh!); Admission: Free, suggested can(s) of food for SNAC (Student Nutrition and Access Center). Brought to you by: Val R. Christensen Service Center. If you are associated with a volunteer-based organization or a nonprofit and would be interested in sponsoring a booth at the carnival, please contact Anna Henry at annahenry@aggiemail.usu.edu.

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Pizza and the Presidency

Panel Discussion / Political Science

Come join the Government Relations Council and the Institute of Government and Politics to watch the last presidential debate on October 22. There will be a lively pre-debate "Who Will Win the Presidency" with Utah Political experts, Doug Foxely and Frank Pignanelli starting at 6 PM. Pizza will be provided! Located in Ag Science 101

Agricultural Science Building, More Info