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Friday, April 12

8:00 am - 5:00 pm    Pinnacle Honor Society Application Deadline

Awards / Access & Diversity Center

Pinnacle was founded 1989 for the purpose of recognizing the achievements of adult and nontraditional students. Utah State’s chapter was established that same year, and USU’s first members were inducted in 1990. Membership in Pinnacle acknowledges nontraditional students for their academic achievements, service contributions, and leadership both on campus and in the community. Initiates must meet the USU Access & Diversity Center’s definition of nontraditional student, must have earned an overall USU GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must have been involved in campus and/or community activities. Membership is open to no more than 15 percent of nontraditional students at USU. Eligible students may apply for membership through the Access & Diversity Center.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

8:00 am - 12:00 am    Charity Concert & Raffle

Fundraiser / Jon M. Huntsman College of Business

This fundraiser is associated with Professor Herrmann's MGT-3110 for Group 14. This charity concert & raffle is benefiting Common Ground Outdoor Adventures a local, non-profit organization that assists disabled youth and adults with outdoor recreation. The event is April 12, 2013, from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Legends Billiard Club (2707 South Hwy 89/91, Nibley, Utah) featuring live music by Erasmus. The door admission is $5 with 1 FREE raffle ticket. There are over $1,000.00 in raffle prizes.

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9:00 am - 12:00 am    Research Week

Celebration Week / Research

Now in its ninth year, USU’s Research Week will be held April 8-12. Sponsored by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, events throughout the week will highlight and celebrate faculty, graduate, and undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity.

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm    Intermountain Graduate Research Symposium

Seminar/Symposium / Research

Graduate students from USU and neighboring universities will present research posters and oral presentations at judged sessions. Workshops, keynotes, and other presentations will be offered throughout the day.

TSC, International Lounge, 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 - 2:00 pm    Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Student Activities / USU Student Association (USUSA)

Male participants get friends and family members to sponsor their one-mile walk in high heels. Walkers collect donations from their sponsors before the event. Anyone can walk or volunteer. Come enjoy the treats, live music, info booths, and maybe even win a prize!

TSC, Bookstore, More Info

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm    City of Rocks Spring Climbing Trip

Recreational / Outdoor Recreation Center

Join the USU Outdoor Recreation Program on a climbing trip to the City of Rocks in southern Idaho. Get your summer skin started with some sun, while enjoying the world-class granite the park has to offer. We’ll be doing mostly bouldering and sport climbing. The climbing will be focused on beginner to intermediate level climbers who want to be exposed to new areas. The cost of the trip is $30, which includes transportation and lodging at the park. There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting on April 9 at 5 p.m. in the ORP. The trip will depart April 12 at 1 p.m. and return April 14 at approximately 6 p.m. Visit for more details on the trip or call (435) 797-3264.

Outdoor Recreation Center, More Info

5:30 pm - 12:00 am    PSU Volleyball Luau

Cultural / Other

Volleyball Tournament -- $30 a team, 6 players play at a time, 10 person max per team. Best 2 out of 3. *Register by April 5*

HPER Building, More Info

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm    2nd Friday Gallery Walk

Arts & Entertainment / Other

Join CVCA in downtown Logan for the 2nd Friday Gallery Walks every even month (April 12, June 14, Aug 9, Oct 11, and Dec 13) from 6-9 pm. This free walk will feature at least 9 of Cache Valley’s local businesses, galleries, and nonprofit art spaces. Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of spaces and mediums – all in one evening. Start at any participating location and pick up a map; just look for the businesses marked with the official yellow banner or download online at

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6:30 pm - 6:30 am    Relay For Life Event

Fundraiser / Other

Come Celebrate, Remember, and Fight back with Colleges Against Cancer's Relay For Life Event sponsored by the American Cancer Society! There will be entertainment throughout the night: Hypnotist Abracadan at 8 p.m., Zumba, talent competitions and plenty of other activities to keep everyone up and walking all night long!

Nelson Field House, More Info

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    String Chamber Performance

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The annual spring String Chamber performance is here, featuring students in the Department of Music studying string instruments with members of the Fry Street Quartet.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info