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Tuesday, December 4

8:00 am - 10:00 pm    Festival of Trees

Student Activities / USU Student Association (USUSA)

Be sure to check out Utah State University’s Festival of Trees Tuesday: 11:30 am – gone: Enjoy a FREE holiday treat in the TSC Lounges Wednesday: 11:30am – gone: FREE Sugar Cookies in TSC Lounges Come vote for your favorite holiday tree! Thursday: 11:30 am – gone: FREE cupcakes in TSC Lounges Friday: 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm Ugly Sweater Dance in TSC Ballroom Wear your best Ugly Sweater

TSC, International Lounge, More Info

9:00 am - 3:00 pm    Sub for Santa Silent Auction

Fundraiser / Multiple Sponsors

USU Dining Services and USU Access and Diversity are sponsoring a Sub for Santa Silent Auction. The proceeds will go to help USU families in need of Christmas help. There will be craft items, USU Swag, paintings, blankets, winter hats and much more. Stop by to support this great cause and pick up some great Christmas gifts.

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    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    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

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm    Getting The Most Out of Your Sleep Workshop

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Getting the Most Out of Your Sleep – Learn how to deal with sleep problems as well as how to manage your sleep to get the most rest from the time you have. Please call to reserve a seat 797-1012

Taggart Student Center, More Info

3:30 pm - 12:00 am    Biology Seminar: Alfredo Ascioti, PhD, Lecturer, Dept DIGIEC, Uni. of R.C.~ITALY

Seminar/Symposium / Biology

Seminar title: One Ecology: A Unifying Perspective beyond ‘Semantic Traps’ through Scaling, Hydraulic/Ecological Equivalences, and a More Phenomenologically-Rooted Modeling Approach Refreshments will be served at the Logan campus at 3:15pm.

Biology & Natural Resources building, More Info

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm    Avalanche Beacon Clinic

Workshop / Outdoor Recreation Center

Whether you’re new to winter-backcountry recreation or you’re a seasoned professional, knowing how to use an avalanche beacon will save your life. We’re offering a free clinic to students, staff, and the public Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Legacy Fields (located north of the HPER Building). This course will demonstrate how beacons work, the proper use, and the science behind them. Along with showing how beacons work, we will cover the four phases of searching for a beacon in an avalanche: signal search, course search, find search, and pinpointing. Dress warm and don’t miss out on this free clinic taught by outdoor professionals!

HPER Field, More Info

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Snowman Gallery Walk

Holidays / Other

Kick off the holiday season with Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland Snowman Gallery Walk! Clubs and organizations on campus will be creating a snowman that reflects their goals, values and interests in an attempt to take home the grand prize, a winter wonderland prize package and the Snowman Champions' Trophy! Come sip hot coco, eat doughnuts and cast your vote for the best snowman! FREE event, open to the public. Contact Britnee Bromley for information on how to enter a snowman for your club or organization.

Haight Alumni 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    Yarncraft Guild Meeting

Arts & Entertainment / Other

Come stitch and snack with the USU Yarncraft Guild! We welcome knitters, crocheters and anyone interested in learning to do either - we have supplies for you to come learn. Join our group, and help in keeping the awesome tradition of knitting and crocheting alive!

Taggart Student Center, More Info

7:30 pm - 8:45 am    Joyful & Triumphant

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Music Department has come together for the first time in recent memory to present "Joyful & Triumphant," a holiday concert featuring over 300 students. The USU choirs, symphony orchestra, jazz orchestra, percussion ensembles, chamber groups, jazz ensembles, brass ensembles and the CCA professional music touring ensemble Out of the Blue will all perform.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall, More Info

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    The Miracle Worker

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. Her desperate parents seek help from the Perkins Institute and a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan.

Caine Lyric Theatre, More Info

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Aggies for Christ

Student Activities / Other

Want to learn more about God? Come join us for fun, fellowship and weekly bible studies. We meet every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. in the TSC Hub. This semester we will be focusing on The Sermon on the Mount and applying God's word to our lives. Bring your bibles and a seeking heart for HIM!!!

TSC, HUB, More Info

9:00 pm - 11:30 pm    Holidays Around the World

Student Activities / Jon M. Huntsman College of Business

On December 4, 2012, at 9 p.m. on the ninth floor of the Business Building, the Global Affairs Committee and SIBED are hosting "Holidays Around the World." Join us for a brief multicultural program and food! Bring a friend who is from here or abroad. Please bring a photo or something that you could put on a multicultural Christmas tree at the event. If you have a brief holiday multicultural talent you'd like to share please email

George S. Eccles Business Building, More Info