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Friday, December 7

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

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

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Member Party: High Altitude Holiday Boutique

Arts & Entertainment / Other

We invite all members to join us in celebration of the holidays as we feature the work of local artists. You can buy unique local, hand-made gifts before the boutique opens to the public. The event is free and open to all members. It will be held Friday December 7th from 5-7pm. It will also give you time to renew your membership. For more information call 435-649-1767 x 0 or

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info

6:30 pm - 12:00 am    Matchstick Productions Premiere of 'Superheros of Stoke'

Special Event / College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Greatest ski movie of the year! Two showings, 6:30 p.m and 8:30 p.m. There will be a massive gear giveaway along with a sweet deal from Grand Targhee Resort: everybody who attends the movie will get buy one get one FREE ski passes!

TSC, Auditorium, More Info

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm    Chinese Christian Fellowship

Student Activities / USU Student Association (USUSA)

To study the Holy Bible in Chinese to know God.

Engineering Building, More Info

7:00 pm - 11:30 pm    Game Night

Student Activities / Other

Aggie Game Nights is a social gaming club at Utah State University. We play a variety of tabletop games. Bring friends & games. Everyone is invited!

Engineering Building, More Info

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    USU Observatory Public Night

Special Event / Physics

All are invited to enjoy views of the night sky from the telescope of the USU Observatory. Important: Please visit before arrival, as the event will be cancelled in the event of cloudy or inclement weather. The website also has directions and parking information.

SER Building, 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

8:00 pm - 11:30 pm    Ugly Sweater Dance

Student Activities / USU Student Association (USUSA)

Grab the Ugliest sweater you have and come dance like it's your Christmas present to the world. To bring in the Christmas spirit of giving we are asking everybody to bring a can of food or a dollar to support SNAC. This is the toughest time of year for a lot of families in the valley and we want to do our part to help out. Everyone is invited, even the grinch!

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info