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Thursday, December 6

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 - 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 - 2:00 pm    Taste test for protein drinks

Special Event / Other

The NDFS Department is looking for subjects to participate in a taste test for protein drinks. If you consume protein/energy drinks more than once a week, please stop by NDFS 209, taste 2 samples of protein drink and receive a free ice-cream coupon. The test will start on Dec 6 (Thursday) at 10 am and will end at 2 pm (or until we recruit 120 subjects).

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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

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Collegiate 4-H Quilts for CAPSA

Student Activities / USU Student Association (USUSA)

Come for an evening of Service, Music, Food, and Fun! We will be tying Fleece Blankets to benefit those in need at the local Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency (CAPSA). Soup, Maddox rolls, and refreshments will be served. This will be a great event to start off the Holiday Season. Everyone is welcome! Bring a Friend!

Agricultural Science Building, 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 - 8:30 pm    Know Before You Go: Avalanche Awareness Talk

Lecture & Readings / Other

Join us at Swaner EcoCenter as the Utah Avalanche Center presents on the dangers of avalanches. Learn how to recognize avalanche terrain and different approaches on how to travel safely through the back country. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP please contact us at or 435-649-1767 x 0

Swaner EcoCenter, 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

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Symphony Orchestra

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The USU Symphony Orchestra presents their final performance of the semester featuring guest pianist Keenan Reesor December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall in the Chase Fine Arts Center. Reesor is an alumni of USU and will be performing Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall, More Info