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Wednesday, October 24

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

9:00 am - 5:00 pm    Early Voting

Special Event / USU Student Association (USUSA)

Early voting will be held in the Juniper Lounge outside the TSC Auditorium October 23 through November 2 for USU students registered to vote in Cache Valley. Get out and vote to make a difference!

TSC, Juniper Lounge, More Info

9:30 am - 5:00 pm    Free Event Planning Seminar: Meeting & Conference Planning A-Z

Seminar/Symposium / Other

Meeting & Conference Planning A-Z, the Fall 2012 Event Planning Seminar, part of the Lifelong-Learning seminar series conducted by the University Inn & Conference Center. This one day seminar is a collection of fun and informative educational sessions designed to provide insight and assistance to those who are charged with planning meetings, conferences and other events for their organizations or departments. Choose from topics covering all aspects of meetings and event planning from A-Z in an easily accessible format of 20-minute breakout sessions. Attend the optional luncheon sessions for just $5 (space is limited). Networking Reception from 3-5 p.m. featuring the holiday menus from USU Catering. Tours of the newly-remodeled University Inn.

Eccles Conference 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

10:00 am - 11:30 am    Lasting Relationships Workshop Session 2

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

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    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    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. Wednesday, Oct. 24: •10 a.m. to noon/2-5 p.m.: Completion of the Mandala. •6 p.m.: Religious Studies Program Opening Social (majors, minors, faculty, & anyone interested in learning more about the study of religion). •7 p.m.: Public Lecture by Dr. Hun Lye: “Mandalas - Circles of Awakening”: The Meanings, Uses & History of Mandalas in Buddhism.

TSC, HUB, More Info

10:00 am - 2:00 pm    Alcohol Awareness Week

Student Activities / Student Wellness Center

TSC, International Lounge, More Info

11:00 am - 2:00 pm    2nd Annual Food Day Celebration

Celebration Day / Nutrition & Food Sciences

This is a tasty celebration of healthy, affordable, sustainable food! Come learn how to eat real, year round, on a budget. Check out booths featuring how to create delicious food while minimizing cost, time, and waste! Enjoy cooking demos by top USU chefs, local food information tables, food samples, and more.

TSC, HUB, More Info

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Understanding Your Rights

Presentation/Speeches / Merrill-Cazier Library

As a scholar your publications result from years of effort in research and writing.This scholarship is a valuable contribution to your community, and this value only increases as your work is read and cited. It is in your best interest to understand your copyrights and the possible consequences of transferring ownership of those rights to another party. Come and learn more about what to look for in the fine print of your agreements before you sign your rights away.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm    The Joy of Depression Workshop

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

The Joy of Depression - This workshop is designed to understand the role of pain in signaling the need for change and encourages students to shift their focus from limitations to possibilities. The five dimensions of well being will be explored in concert with the value of mood states, even sadness. Participants will engage in “three good things” exercises and will explore the benefits of promoting well being. Seating is limited. Contact us at 797-1012 or stop by TSC 306 to reserve your seat.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Family Spooktacular Science Night

Arts & Entertainment / Other

Come and experience hands-on science activities and demonstrations for the whole family. Make your own slime, magic potions, and atomic-glow worms. Also, discover the mysteries of dry ice and "ghost eggs". This event is free for all ages and we encourage you to dress up in your halloween costume.

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Call for Science Night Volunteers

Holidays / Other

Volunteers are needed to help with Family Spooktacular Science Night at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m. The EcoCenter will be decorated for Halloween and there will be hands-on science experiments and demonstrations for the whole family. Volunteers will help greet participants and lead activities. High school-aged and adult volunteers welcome. No science experience necessary, we’ll provide all the materials and training you need. Volunteers are encouraged to dress up for Halloween – perhaps as your favorite scientist! Help us provide this fun, educational program for the community! To volunteer, contact Sally Upton at 435-252-3576 or For more information visit:

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Choose Your Adventure: A Ski Odyssey

Arts & Entertainment / Outdoor Recreation Center

Once again our neighbors from Salt Lake City, Powderwhore Productions, will be at Utah State University with their latest installment: 'Choose Your Adventure: A Ski Odyssey.' This film is described as an annual collection of amazing back-country ski art. The film will show Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center Auditorium, room 227. The cost is: $7 for USU students and $10 for non-students. Tickets will be sold at the door. For additional information visit:

TSC, Auditorium, More Info

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    A-Network Men's Alum Night

Special Event / Other

More Than Just A Career: How to Balance the Rest of Your Life.

Geared towards male USU students, come learn how some of Utah State's successful alum made it in the real world, while balancing real life. Don't miss out on this networking opportunity!

To become a member of A-Network, and be eligible to attend future networking events, visit

Brought to you by the Student Alumni Association

Haight Alumni Center, More Info

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Lecture by Dr. Hun Lye

Lecture & Readings / History

Amidst all the activities of the “Week of the Mandala,” we want to draw your special attention to the public lecture, “Mandalas - Circles of Awakening: The Meanings, Uses and History of Mandalas in Buddhism” by Dr. Hun Lye professor at Davidson College. Given in conjunction with the Sand Mandala Construction by two Tibetan Buddhist Monks: Venerable Lama Sonam and Khenpo Choephel. In this presentation, Dr. Lye will share with us the meanings and functions of mandalas drawing upon both the extensive available scholarship on this subject as well as from his own personal engagement with mandalas as part of a religious system and tools for spiritual transformation.

TSC, HUB, More Info