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Thursday, April 18

7:00 am - 11:00 pm    Souper Fun Run & 5K Registration

Recreational / Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Online registration for "Souper (1 Mile) Fun Run & 5K." Runs will take place Saturday, April 27, at Mantua Reservoir. 5K begins @ 9 a.m., with check-in/day-of-registration beginning @ 8:30 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run will begin @ 10:30 a.m. with check-in/day-of-registration beginning @ 10 a.m. Prices are: 5K, $15 with T-shirt; $10 without T-shirt. Fun Run, $5 for individual, $15 for family. Please come dressed as your favorite "Souper" Hero! Prizes and awards will be given out at the end of each run. Register online @ The run has been planned by the PRP 3075 class in USU's Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department. All proceeds will be given to the Acts VI Soup Kitchen in Brigrham City.

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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

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Group Meditation

Special Event / Other

Typically a thirty-minute meditation with a discussion afterwards. No experience is required. Chairs and cushions will be provided, but feel free to bring your own sitting gear if you would like.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm    Stress Management and Wellness Workshop

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Stress Management and Wellness – This workshop is designed to help participants understand and manage their stress better, learn and practice a variety of stress management and relaxation skills, and develop a wellness plan. Please call to reserve a seat, 797-1012.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm    Take a Walk on the Wild Side Workshop

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Come discover your inner animal at this workshop exploring the benefits of nature. We will discuss why we need animals, plants and landscapes in our lives and then practice how to be more in tune with our surroundings, including living things both big and small. A therapy dog will be present to assist in our practice. Please call to reserve a seat, 797-1012.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Meet the Mentors Opening Social for USU SACNAS

Reception / Other

Opening Social for USU Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Sciences (SACNAS).

Natural Resources Building, More Info

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm    MLK Jr. Semester of Service - Celebration

Reception / Val. R. Christensen Service Center

Come celebrate 4 service projects worked on by USU and high school students throughout the semester. All of the projects promote MLK Jr.'s "Beloved Community" in our Cache Valley community!

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info

5:15 pm - 7:00 pm    Kiger Hour with Dr. Douglas Jackson-Smith

Special Event / College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Join us for an hour of good food, good company, intellectual engagement, and a TimePiece by Dr. Doug Jackson-Smith. The TimePiece is titled "The Hands That Feed Us." It will be held at Cafe Sabor. Dr. Doug Jackson-Smith is a professor of sociology in the department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology. He moved to Utah from Wisconsin to join the USU faculty in 2001. His research and teaching focuses on the sociology of agriculture, food, and natural resources. He currently serves on a scientific research advisory board to the AGree Initiative – a major national coalition of foundations and farm, food and labor interest groups working to generate innovative reforms in U.S. food and agricultural policies. His talk will focus on the role of hired farmworkers (and immigrant labor) in the US farm & food system. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Natalie Smoot, 435-797-2796 or

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm    USU College Republicans Closing Social & Elections

Student Activities / Student Club/Organization

You're invited to attend the USU College Republicans Closing Social & officer elections. Come have a say in who next year's leadership will be and socialize with like-minded people. When: Thursday, April 18. 6 p.m. Where: USU Merrill-Cazier Library Auditorium, Room 101. There will be FREE food.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    USU Yarncraft Guild

Meeting / Other

Come knit or crochet with the USU Yarncraft Guild! We welcome experienced yarncrafters as well as those interested in learning. Join the club of young folks improving their old-school skills by making great things from yarn! (If the Juniper lounge is full, come up to TSC 335.)

TSC, Juniper Lounge, More Info

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Free Regency Dancing Lesson

Special Event / English

Regency dancing classes will be taught in preparation for the First Jane Austen Spring Ball April 20 at the Whittier Center at 7 p.m. The dancing is very simple and tons of fun! We will be learning Norhtanger Abbey."

HPER Building, 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

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