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Wednesday, December 5

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    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 - 12:00 am    Wilderness First Responder registration deadline

Recreational / Outdoor Recreation Center

Ever wondered what you would do in a backcountry emergency, or have wanted to work as a guide? The Wilderness First Responder course (WFR) will prepare you for both. The course will consist of two parts: an online section starting Dec. 15 to Dec. 19, and the in-field training on Jan. 2 to Jan. 6. Cost of the WFR is $525/students, $575/USU-staff, and $625/public. The course requires 80 hours of training–30 online and 50 in the field. The online portion of the WFR will be done through Canvas, and the in-field training will be held at the ORP shop and the Bear Lake Training Center. Register by Dec. 5 at the ORP or through Campus Recreation.

Outdoor Recreation 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 - 3:00 pm    Mozzarella Cheese Sensory Test

Special Event / Research

Each person will receive 6 pieces of Mozzarella cheese for the sensory test, just follow the system on computer, an Aggie ice cream coupon will be obtained after the test. We'll start at 10 am, and the test will be closed till we have 120 people involved. The location of which is Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Building Room 209.

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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

11:30 am - 12:20 pm    Xi Jin Ping and New Chinese Leadership

Lecture & Readings / Languages, Philosophy and Speech Communication

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State in cooperation with the USU LPSC Department presents Chinese Immersion: Culture, Science and Technology Lecture Series Topic: Xi Jin Ping and New Chinese Leadership Featuring Professors He and Feng of the USU Department of Political Science Lecture will be delivered in Chinese. This lecture series is made possible by a mini-grant from the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program.

Old Main, 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

7:30 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