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Wednesday, January 29

9:00 am - 2:00 pm    Student Employment Fair

Fair/Festival / Career Services

Representatives from summer camps, resorts, parks, local businesses and on-campus employers will be attending the USU Student Employment Fair. This gives students an excellent chance to explore job opportunities. The representatives will have various information and applications available. Many employers interview the day of the fair.

TSC, Sunburst Lounge, More Info

9:00 am - 12:00 am    Blind Hollow Yurt Reservations

Student Activities / Campus Recreation

The Blind Hollow Yurt Reservations are open to everyone! Current full-time USU students will have first priority for reservations. The majority of weekends are full, but we still have plenty of week days available for reservation! For more information visit

Outdoor Recreation Center, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    A Passion for Place: Harrison Groutage Retrospective

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

This retrospective of the career of emeritus faculty member Harrison Groutage includes items up for silent auction to benefit the Harrison and IvaLou Groutage Scholarship.

Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall, More Info

10:00 am - 2:00 pm    Study Abroad Fair

Fair/Festival / Other

The USU Study Abroad Fair will take place in the Eccles Science Learning Center Atrium/Lobby from 10 AM - 2 PM on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Enhance your learning experience. Discover the world! USU Study Abroad Summer Program Leaders will be there to tell about their upcoming Summer 2014 programs.

Eccles Science Learning Center, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Female + Form

Exhibit / Provost Office

This selection of artwork from the museum's permanent collection embraces a diverse range of forms and showcases work by important women artists from the 1970s and 1980s. Much of the artwork displayed in the exhibit addresses issues of womanhood, femininity, and equality through experimentation in total abstraction, representations of the female body, and examples of pattern or decoration. Highlights include posters by the Guerilla Girls, an installation piece by Ilene Segalove, photography from the second wave of feminism, and abstract minimalism. Please note that the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art will be closed in observance of holidays on Nov. 28 & 29, Dec. 25, Jan. 1 & 20, 2014, and Feb. 17.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Reliefs: The Art of Woodcuts -- Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Exhibit / Provost Office

This selection of 22 woodcuts is displayed in the museum’s Study Center gallery and shows a wide array of techniques within this printmaking method. The prints feature traditional landscapes, abstracted nature forms, intricate Asian designs, and sharp patterns of black and white. Some of the artists featured included Paul Landacre, Karen Kunc, Marion Hyde and Werner Drewes. Each of the prints is displayed horizontally in a chest of large, industrial, glass and metal drawers allowing viewers to closely examine each piece.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Nobody Goes Home Sad

Exhibit / Merril-Cazier Library

NEHMA and the Merrill-Cazier Library present black & white portraits of Beat poets Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen and Jack Kerouac as photographed by John Suiter in the 1950s. Opening reception Jan. 23 at 5 p.m.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

11:30 am - 12:30 am    The Joy of Depression

Workshop / Student Services

This workshop is designed to help participants understand the role of pain in signaling the need for change and encourages students to shift their focus from limitations to possibilities. The five dimensions of well being will be explored in concert with the value of mood states, even sadness. Participants will engage in “three good things” exercises and will explore the benefits of promoting well-being.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

1:30 pm - 2:25 pm    Group Meditation

Student Activities / Student Services

There will be a 30-minute silent meditation with a discussion afterwards. All levels of experience welcome! Guided meditations will be available for those new to the practice. Chairs and cushions will be provided for sitting. You are welcome to bring your own sitting gear. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Taggart Student Center, More Info

3:30 pm - 12:00 am    Biology Seminar: James McIver, PhD, Assoc. Prof., Eastern OR Ag Resrch Cntr, OSU

Seminar/Symposium / Biology

Dr. Mark Brunson, Head of QCNR's Department of Environment and Society, will host Dr. James McIver, Senior Research Associate Professor, Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Oregon State University, in the Biology Seminar series. Dr. McIver will present "Mimicry in the Amazon: A Reprise of Henry Walter Bates."

Biology & Natural Resources building, More Info

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Men's Fraternity Recruitment

Student Activities / Other

If you are interested in leadership, scholarship, service, or brotherhood, this is the event for you. Coming to men's fraternity recruitment will give you the opportunity to learn about the many fraternities on our campus and their respective values. Throughout the week each of the fraternities will host events that students can attend to get to know members of each house and to help them decide which fraternity they would like to join. For more information, please email Brian Speckhard at

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm    Entrepreneur Leadership Series

Lecture & Readings / Jon M. Huntsman College of Business

Amy Rees Anderson, founder of MediConnect Global and founder and managing partner at Rees Capital, a mentoring and angel investing firm. She will be speaking about "Building a Worldwide Medical Information Company."

George S. Eccles Business Building, More Info