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Friday, March 29

8:00 am - 5:00 pm    Collection of Winter Clothing/Bedding to be sent to Afganistan

Special Event / Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Dr. Hilda Fronske is collecting. New or near new winter clothing (hats, coats, gloves, etc. male and female) to be sent on a cargo plane to Afghanistan. Quilts or blankets would be appreciated as well. Please bring any items to the HPER front office (HPER 122).

HPER Building, More Info

10:00 am - 4:00 pm    Senior BFA Exhibition 2

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The annual spring BFA exhibition is here for students who are earning their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree to exhibit their work. This exhibit will feature the work of Heather Mahler, Amanda Bassler, Mijke Butts, Shawn Koga and Alex Unruh. A reception will be held on Friday, March 29, at 5 p.m. The exhibit and reception are both free and open to the public.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    "Ideas: an Exhibition"

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

"Ideas" an exhibition is the result of a collaborative project between the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art and professor Rachel Middleman's art history class. The students explored the history and ideas of conceptual art while learning about specific pieces of conceptual art in the museum's collection. This resulted in a student-curated art exhibit, free and open to the public. The opening reception is Jan. 22 at 5 p.m.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    EastWest: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The USU Department of Art & Design Printmaking students are exhibiting the work of master printmakers representing every state of the United States in "East/West, a Survey of Contemporary Printmaking," free and open to the public. The exhibit is located in the Tippetts Exhibit Hall, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    LUX: Light and Space Art from the Museum's Collection

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

This exhibit includes 17 paintings, photographs, and sculptures from the museum's collection exploring how artists have used light as a medium or subject matter. Several large pieces focus on artists who are considered to be the leaders of the light and space art movement of the 1970s. The artists in this exhibit bring up philosophical issues about how the brain perceives the world, and these artworks expand the ideas of what materials are actually considered to be art. Seven new pieces are included in this exhibit which have never been on display in the museum before. At the same time, this work creates enchanting experiences of color, shadow, and shape that are sure to entertain all ages. The exhibit also includes one of the most significant artworks in the museum's collection: a Plexiglas disc installation by Robert Irwin.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Industrial Ethos: Photography by Chris Dunker

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Northern Utah-based photographer Chris Dunker presents 21 selections of his work in the exhibit, "Industrial Ethos." These loaned photographs address the culture of industry and how industry appears over time. Dunker's fascination with urban decay provides a dystopian look at the modern, optimistic attitude of industry and manufacturing that has marked the progress and historical significance of northern Utah. Also included in the exhibit are antique books and photographs from Dunker's personal collection that document some of the earliest industrial breakthroughs such as steam turbines and generators. Certain industries, local to Cache Valley and the northern Utah region, are featured in the exhibit, including ICON Health and Fitness, Thermo Fisher, Nucor Steel, and Sirtec Plastics.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

11:00 am - 1:00 pm    2nd Annual Empty Bowls to Fight Hunger in Cache Valley

Fundraiser / Multiple Sponsors

Come donate $8-$10 to the Cache Community Food Pantry and receive a handmade ceramic bowl and a free lunch of soup and bread. Your donation will go to fill the empty bowls in our community. The event will be held in the Atrium of the Natural Resources Building.

Natural Resources Building, More Info

11:00 am - 12:00 am    Alpha Chi Omega's LYRE FEST

Fundraiser / Other

Monday & Tuesday: Dollar Days (TSC patio 11 a.m.-2 p.m.); food items sold for a dollar! Wednesday: Pie @ Alpha Chi (AXO House 11 a.m.-2 p.m.); throw a pie at your favorite Alphies! Friday: Mr. A-Chi-O (TSC auditorium 7-9 p.m.); mock pageant! $2 presale tickets, $3 at the door! All proceeds go to our local CAPSA shelter and the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation in efforts to bring awareness about domestic violence.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

1:00 pm - 12:00 am    Biology Seminar: Sarah Supp, Doctoral Dissertation Defense, Biology, USU

Seminar/Symposium / Biology

Sarah Supp, doctoral student of Morgan Ernest, will present "Local and Regional Drivers of Biodiversity: From Life-History Traits to System-Level Properties" as part of her doctoral dissertation defense on 29 March 2013 at 1:00pm in BNR 202a. Please see the attached flyer for details. Refreshments will be served at the Logan campus at 12:45pm.

Biology & Natural Resources building, More Info

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Pizza & Politics with U.S. Senator Mike Lee

Special Event / Student Club/Organization

You're invited to Pizza & Politics with U.S. Senator Mike Lee! Come for FREE pizza and with questions to ask the senator. The event is free and open to all interested students. Sponsored by the USU College Republicans.

Engineering Building, More Info

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Liberty: Come Together Right Now: Utah GOP Party Chairman Thomas Wright

Lecture & Readings / Other

Utah Republican Party Chairman Thomas Wright on: **Where conservatives and libertarians agree on liberty**The future of the Republican Party**Where we can work together**

Old Main, More Info

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    Science Unwrapped - 'The Colorado: A River Run Through'

Presentation/Speeches / College of Science

Jack Schmidt, chief of the U.S. Geological Survey Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center and professor in USU's Department of Watershed Sciences, discusses the imperiled Colorado River and attempts to restore its native habitats. Hands-on learning activities and refreshments follow Dr. Schmidt's talk. All ages are welcome.

Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium, More Info

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Jane Austen's Emma

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite those who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings and her relationship with gentle Mr. Knightly.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre, More Info

9:00 pm - 12:00 am    Thrift Shop Dance Party

Fundraiser / Jon M. Huntsman College of Business

Cost will be $3 dollars at the door. Prize for the best Thrift Shop attire! There will be a drawing where you can donate to win awesome prizes! All profits will be going to Cache County Food Pantry. Come have the time of your life and support a great cause! Find us on Facebook!

Nelson Field House, More Info