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Friday, November 8

9:00 am - 12:00 am    Blind Hollow Yurt Reservations

Student Activities / Campus Recreation

The Blind Hollow Yurt Reservations are open to everyone! Current full-time USU students will have first priority for reservations. The majority of weekends are full, but we still have plenty of week days available for reservation! For more information visit

Outdoor Recreation Center, More Info

10:00 am - 4:00 pm    Annual Graduate Exhibition -- Department of Art and Design

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The annual Undergraduate Exhibition is here, giving the Department of Art & Design undergraduate students a chance to exhibit their work for all to see. This exhibit is in Gallery 102, located in the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU's campus. A reception will be held Friday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Hollow Bones Exhibition

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Hollow Bones explores the connection between women and birds, going beyond the typical associations people have with femininity and birds. The exhibit features USU alumni Michelle Larsen, Holly Cobb and Lisie Beck Brundage. This exhibit is in the Tippetts Exhibit Hall and is free and open to the public.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm    International Students Strategies for Success

Workshop / Academic Success Center (ASC)

Tutoring available and activities, strategies, and fun for international students to improve their English language and college level study skills.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    Science Unwrapped, Our Air, Homegrown Problems, Homegrown Solutions, Ed Redd, MD

Presentation/Speeches / College of Science

The characteristics that make Cache Valley, home of Utah State University, an enchanting place to live — encircling, majestic peaks; pastoral scenes of grazing cattle and snowy landscapes — are among the factors that contribute to one of the area’s not-so-attractive qualities: smoggy winters. We can easily see the problem, but what do we do about it? Cache Valley physician Ed Redd, who now represents District 7 in the State of Utah House of Representatives, has long pondered this challenge and presents his insights at Science Unwrapped. Prior to serving in the state's House of Representatives, Redd, who practiced internal medicine for 16 years, served as deputy director and medical officer of the Bear River Health Department. He chaired the Cache Valley Air Quality Task Force, seeking solutions to the region's unique air quality challenges. Hands-on learning activities, educational exhibits and refreshments follow Redd's talk.

Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium, More Info

7:05 pm - 9:00 pm    Men's Basketball vs. USC

Athletics / Athletics

Men's Basketball vs. USC

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, More Info

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Guitar Ensembles

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

It's that time of year for the annual Guitar Ensembles performance, featuring Department of Music students in the guitar program. Featuring both acoustic and electric guitars, the concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors and youth, $5 USU faculty and staff and free for USU students with ID.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre, More Info

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Wind Orchestra Performance

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Department of Music presents the annual fall Wind Orchestra performance Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.

Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall, More Info

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    USU Observatory Public Viewing Night

Special Event / Physics

The public is invited to enjoy telescope views from the USU Observatory on the roof of the Science Engineering Research (SER) Building. Please check the website listed below before arrival, as the event will be cancelled in the event of cloudy or inclement weather. The website also offers a map and parking information.

SER Building, More Info