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Wednesday, November 28

9:00 am - 5:00 pm    Benefit Days Lift 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    a + t = Inspiration Squared

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

This art exhibit showcases the work of five secondary art teachers from around the state who are also working artists. Two of the teachers featured are here in Cache Valley, Zan Burningham at Sky View High School in Smithfield and Roger Rigby at Logan High School.

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

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

11:30 am - 12:30 pm    Aggies with the Times

Presentation/Speeches / Other

Utilizing the NY Times articles as a beginning point for discussion, 'Aggies with the Times' provides a unique opportunity for Aggies and Aggie Profs to come together for a constructive discussion of the human condition in the United States and internationally. We are rapidly becoming a global village where even local decisions and governance can have a global impact. 'Aggies with the Times,' in a respectful and constructive manner, will explore issues of social justice, diversity, and global vision as these variables are respresented in selected Times articles. Underlying all discussions will be the twin considerations: of who is benefiting and who is not relative to the articles being discussed.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

11:30 am - 12:45 pm    High Risk, Big Rewards: Changing Classroom Expectations

Workshop / Other

Sponsored by the USU STEM Center. The event will be presented workshop style. Our goal is to encourage a wide ranging discussion about traditional approaches to classroom environments, and to imagine different strategies and methods for "shaking things up." To seed discussion we're asking people to read two short articles before the workshop. I've attached PDF captures of the articles, but you can also read them on the web here: The Importance of Undisciplined Thinking ( Thoreau's Cellphone Experiment (

Eccles Conference Center, More Info

11:30 am - 1:00 pm    “What is college for? Is it broken? How do we fix it?”

Panel Discussion / College of Humanities & Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites you to participate in a discussion on the aims of higher education. Panelists: Bonnie Glass-Coffin, Harrison Kleiner, Norm Jones, Megan Pehrson, and Beth Walden. Our panelists will offer brief perspectives on these questions before we engage in an open dialogue. This discussion arises out of a Seminar on Experiential Learning that CHaSS has hosted over this semester. Participants have read and discussed 'The Heart of Higher Education' by Parker Palmer and Arthur Zajonc, and are ready to share some of the insights they have gained with a broader audience. No previous familiarity with this book is expected or required. Our inquiry into Experiential Learning will continue into the spring semester, and we will be hosting further events, including a lecture by Norm Adler of Yeshiva University. We hope you will be able to join us in an active dialogue on this important and timely topic!

Merrill-Cazier Library, 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

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 - 9:00 pm    Snow Safety Clinic

Workshop / Outdoor Recreation Center

Learn about staying safe while exploring the backcountry this winter. We’re offering a free introductory course to help you make smart decisions outdoors. The clinic is on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the ORP shop from 7 to 9 p.m. The clinic will introduce and explain to students where and why avalanches occur, describe who gets caught and why, and provide a basic approach to staying safe in the backcountry.This course targets the young and unaware backcountry traveller, and introduces the recognition of avalanche danger and how to reduce the risk.

Outdoor Recreation Center, More Info

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Big Bands

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble combine for their final performance of the semester, featuring jazz numbers including "Some Skunk Funk" by Randy Brecker, "Boogie Stomp Shuffle" by Charles Mingus and "As Long as I'm Singin'" by Bobby Darin, with student vocalist Betsy Nelson. New faculty member Max Matzen will join the groups as the guest trumpeter in three numbers.

Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall, More Info