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Wednesday, October 3

12:00 am - 12:00 am    Book Drive

Fundraiser / Other

The Physical Education club will be collecting book until Oct. 5. All books will be donated for the Apache Indians on the White River Indian Reservation in Arizona. All books will be indexed to create a library for the youth on the reservation. There is not a current library on the reservation and many youth do not have books to read. We would appreciate books appropriate for children ages 9-16. Please bring all books to the HPER department main office. In addition to the book drive, organizers are also collecting t-shirts (size large or bigger), hats and gloves. Those items can be dropped off at the HPER main office as well.

HPER Building, More Info

12:00 am - 12:00 am     Science Week at USU

Celebration Week / College of Science

All Aggies are invited to join with USU's College of Science for a week of brain-energizing fun. Activities every day, including Science Unwrapped at 7 pm on Friday, Oct. 5th, in the Eccles Science Learning Center auditorium. For a complete list of activities, visit the Web link below.

Utah State University Campus, 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    The Crossroads Project Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Crossroads Project focuses on exploring nature, humanity and the paths that lie before us. This is an art exhibit featuring the works of Rebecca Allan and Garth Lenz.

Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall, 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    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

11:45 am - 12:45 pm    Ethiopia: Telling stories in the land of hope & heartbreak

Panel Discussion / Other

USU Journalism Professor Matthew LaPlante took a team of three Aggie student journalists on a reporting trip to east Africa over the summer. Come hear what they found in one of the most impoverished and unspoiled nations in the world as they report on "Ethiopia: Telling stories in the land of hope and heartbreak." A JCOM Department Morris Media & Society lecture Series event.

Agricultural Science Building, More Info

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    CCA Convocation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Come to the Caine College of the Arts Convocation with guest Robert Blocker. This event will be held on October 3 at noon in the Performance Hall, located on the USU campus.

Caine Performance Hall, 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

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm    Distance Education Building Ribbon Cutting Event

Special Event / President's Office

Filled with 80” touch-screen monitors and the latest smart-classroom technology, Utah State University’s new Distance Education building will officially open Wednesday, October 3. Utah Governor Gary Herbert and USU President Stan Albrecht will be on-hand for a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony that will connect USU’s 26 campuses and education centers and 12,000 students statewide to this new building. A reception will be held from 3:30-4:30; a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony will be from 4:30-5:00; building tours from 5:00-5:45.

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Dogs with the Dean

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Come have some dogs with Dean Craig Jessop of the Caine College of the Arts! If the weather is nice, this will be out in the Chae Fine Arts Center courtyard. If the weather turns foul, this will be held in the Chase Fine Arts Center Green Room.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm    Mauritius

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

In this stage production, Jackie and Mary are half-sisters whose mother's death leaves them in possession of a rare stamp collection. But which sister actually owns the stamps? Which of three dealers can be trusted with their sale? And where do we choose to live: the present or the past? This show is performed in the Black Box Theater, located in the Chase Fine Arts Center.

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