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Thursday, October 25

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

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. Thursday, Oct. 25: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Completion of the Mandala. •Throughout the week: Students will be able to try their hand at creating their own, smaller mandalas.

TSC, HUB, 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

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Volleyball vs. UT Arlington

Athletics / Athletics

Volleyball vs. UT Arlington

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, More Info

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Wind Uprising, Documentary Screening and Presentation

Lecture & Readings / Merrill-Cazier Library

The Friends of the Merrill-Cazier Library are pleased to announce Edwin Stafford and Cathy Hartman presenting "Wind Uprising," at a documentary screening and a presentation. Stafford and Hartman are marketing professors and directors for the Center for the Market Diffusion of Renewable Energy and Clean Technology at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. They have collaborated on research and education outreach centering on green marketing, renewable energy/cleantech, and sustainable entrepreneurship since 1995. As founding members of the Utah Department of Natural Resource’s Wind Working Group in 2003, Stafford and Hartman helped kick-start Utah’s wind power industry through marketing initiatives and economic analyses on how local wind development would create job opportunities and property tax revenues for schools and rural communities.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    State Legislature Candidate Debate- Utah House District 3

Panel Discussion / Political Science

The USU Democrats will be hosting State Legislature District 3 candidates Roger Donahoe (D) and Rep. Jack Draxler (R) this Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. in University Inn 507 for a debate moderated by USU Political Science professor Dr. Damon Cann. Debate topics will cover major state policies, Cache Valley issues, government transparency, and education at all levels. Members of the Cache Valley community, as well as the USU student body, are welcome and encouraged to attend.

University Inn, More Info

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Max Matzen

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Department of Music, in the Caine College of the Arts, presents one of its new faculty members, Max Matzen, in performance Oct. 25. Matzen is a prominent trumpet artist, having performed at Carnegie Hall and in the Vienne, Montreaux and North Sea jazz festivals. Joining Matzen are Rebecca McFaul, violinist in the Fry Street Quartet, and Mayumi Matzen, pianist.

Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall, More Info