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Monday, April 8

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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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

11:30 am - 12:30 pm    New Faculty Researcher Luncheon

Luncheon/Dinner / Research

New faculty who have come to USU within the past year will be invited to a Q&A luncheon to get answers and provide feedback on their research experience during their first year. Location TBA

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1:30 pm - 12:00 am    Biology Seminar: Glenda Yenni, Doctoral Dissertation Defense, Biology, USU

Seminar/Symposium / Biology

Glenda Yenni, doctoral student of Morgan Ernest, will present "Self-Limitation As an Explanation for Species' Relative Abundances and the Long-Term Persistence of Rare Species" as part of her doctoral dissertation defense on 8 April 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in BNR 202a. Please see the attached flyer for details. Refreshments will be served at the Logan campus at 1:15 p.m.

Biology & Natural Resources building, More Info

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm    Navigating a Crisis of Faith Workshop (3)

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Navigating a Crisis of Faith – 5 Sessions. This five-session workshop is designed to assist participants who are struggling with their religious identity and beliefs. All forms of religious affiliation/non-affiliation and belief/non-belief are welcome. Concepts to be discussed include: 1) The causes, costs and benefits of both faith and doubt, 2) The importance of identity exploration and the common stages of faith/belief, 3) Morality and the religious/spiritual distinction, 4) Coping effectively, and reconciling faith with science and difficult social issues, and 5) Finding support and communicating constructively with family and friends. Each session will be 1.5 hour long, and will include a 30-minute presentation followed by a one hour group discussion. Please call to reserve a seat. 797-1012

Taggart Student Center, More Info

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Earth Week 2013

Celebration Week / Student Affairs

Join us for a week-long celebration of our planet. Come to the events to be entered into our raffle to win prizes, including a NEW BIKE! April 8-12, 2013. Monday, Movie-Wind Uprising & Panel discussion, 3-5 p.m., TSC Auditorium; Re:Live-Recycled Fashion Show, 7-9 p.m., TSC Ballroom. Tuesday, Tar Sands Presentation 'Bidder 70,' 7:30-10 p.m., TSC Auditorium. Wednesday, Chalk Art Competition, noon-5 p.m., in front of Library; Community and Culture Day, noon-7 p.m., Ag Field; Sangha, noon-1:15 p.m.; Yoga, 1:30-3 p.m.; Tai Chi, 3:15-4:15 p.m.; Tribal Style Belly Dance, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; West African Drum and Dance, 5:45-7 p.m. Thursday, Aggie Blue Bikes Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ABB shop; Movie, 'Life Cycles,' 7 p.m., TSC Auditorium. Friday, Chef Demonstrations, Local Farms Chef Fork Tables, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., TSC Patio.

TSC, Patio, More Info

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm    Thoughts - Feelings - Behaviors Workshop

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Thoughts-Feelings-Behaviors -- This workshop will help participants increase their awareness of how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other and impact well-being. Skills related to effectively modifying thoughts, utilizing emotions, and choosing behaviors will be discussed and practiced. Please call to reserve a seat, 797-1012.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm    Italian Club

Cultural / Languages, Philosophy and Speech Communication

The Italian Club is a fun opportunity to practice your Italian skills, make friends with other fans of the language and even learn some of the best cooking skills in the world!

Old Main, More Info

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Research Awards Gala

Awards / Research

Dinner and program will recognize top faculty researchers of the year, including the 2013 D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Awardee.

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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Percussion Concert

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Department of Music Percussion Ensembles present their annual spring concert, featuring the Percussion Ensemble and the Caine Percussion Ensemble.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre, More Info