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Wednesday, April 17

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    Interior Design Senior Exhibition

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The graduating students in the Department of Art & Design Interior Design program are showcasing their portfolio work in the Tippetts Exhibit Hall in the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU's campus. This exhibition is free and open to the public.

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 - 4:00 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

10:15 am - 10:20 am    Great Utah ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Special Event / Other

Departments and individuals are encouraged to participate in the Great Utah Shakeout Earthquake Drill from 10:15-10:16 a.m. (April 17) by practicing Drop, Cover, and Hold. An audio of the drill can be found at

Utah State University Campus, More Info

11:30 am - 12:45 pm    Elizabeth Smart - University Common Hour Speaker

Lecture & Readings / USU Student Association (USUSA)

The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors had controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held prisoner for 9 months. Through this traumatic experience Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and national legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which led to conviction. Elizabeth's example and life now is a daily demonstration that there really is life after a tragic event. Her speech not only tells her story, but also discusses topics such as overcoming extreme adversity and not allowing your past to dictate your life's future.

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info

11:30 am - 12:30 pm    Multiscale Modeling of Urban Atmospheres in a Changing Climate

Special Event / Mathematics and Statistics

With a world population projection expected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, the developing megapolitans provide a unique testbed to study the influence of large-scale urbanization on energy use and regional climates. We develop a high-performance computing (HPC) modeling framework to quantify direct hydroclimatic and energy impacts due to anticipated expansion of the built environment. Our scenario based computational modeling approach integrates natural, human and economic elements providing a useful tool for decision makers seeking sustainable solutions for rapidly expanding megapolitans.

Animal Science, More Info

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm    The Art of Happiness Workshop

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

The Art of Happiness - Promoting well being is an alternate version of helping. Focusing on happiness rather than depression shifts the energy in one’s life toward growth. This workshop teaches the principles associated with personal improvement so students can evolve from a pleasant life to a meaningful life. Through group discussion, film illustration and workshop exercises students discover the art of possibility. Please call to reserve a seat, 797-1012.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

6:55 pm - 9:45 pm    Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Recreational / Other

Come watch the Utah Jazz take on the Memphis Grizzlies. This is the last game of the regular season and it is crucial for our playoff hopes. Come help cheer them on! Come to the TSC second floor the big TV in the lounge area. Feel free to bring food to share.

TSC, Juniper Lounge, More Info

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm    The Woodpecker King of Tacony

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Fusion Theatre Project, an experimental theater company based at Utah State University, is presenting this year's production The Woodpecker King of Tacony. This show is about love and honesty, self-loathing and discovery, and is rated Mature for strong language and mature themes.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Studio Theatre, More Info

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Die Fledermaus

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Department of Music Opera Theater program presents "Die Fledermaus," an operetta by Johann Strauss II. This comedic show is a tale of disguises and mistaken identities, sure to entertain.

Caine Lyric Theatre, More Info

9:00 pm - 12:00 am    A-Week Bike Mob

Celebration Week / Other

Join the Mob! Come to the Alumni House at 9:00 p.m. for A-Weeks Fundraiser Bike Mob Event! Bring your best set of wheels,(bikes, scooters, unicycles, etc. are welcome)to ride and raise for The Grange Foundation! Event is free with 100 shirts, treats and prize giveaways for the "glowing-pimped-out-ride" competition. The more glow... the BETTER! Let it be known that the next time an Aggie falls he won't have to ride alone!

Haight Alumni Center, More Info