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Wednesday, February 19

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    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    "Female + Form" art exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

This selection of artwork from the permanent collection embraces a diverse range of forms and showcases work by important women artists. Rather than representing a certain artistic style or focusing on specific subjects depicted by women, this exhibition features a variety of styles and subjects. Included are representations of the female form, critiques of the objectification of the female body, and experiments with total abstraction. Highlights include posters by the Guerilla Girls, an installation piece by Ilene Segalove, photography from the second wave of feminism and minimalist abstraction. To learn more about this exhibit and others at the art museum, visit the website listed below.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

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

Exhibit / Merrill-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 pm    The Art of Happiness

Workshop / Student Affairs

Promoting wellbeing 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

Taggart Student Center, More Info

11:30 am - 1:00 pm    Engineering Awards Luncheon

Awards / College of Engineering

The annual College of Engineering Awards Luncheon. Awards will be given to outstanding students and faculty. The featured speaker is Dick Rutan, first person to fly around the world non-stop without refueling.

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Overcoming Test Anxiety

Workshop / Academic Success Center (ASC)

Test Anxiety is a very common problem for students. When the student wants to do well in their courses they often experience some anxiety. When the anxiety gets out of control then it makes testing worse rather than better. Come learn some techniques to help calm the anxiety and do better on tests.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    LAEP Speaker Series - Jamie Maslyn Larson

Presentation/Speeches / Other

Join alumna Jamie Maslyn Larson, principal of NYC design firm West8, for a presentation about her work as a professional landscape architect, including details about her prominent work on Governor's Island, N.Y., the Miami Soundscape Project, and others. Not to be missed!

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info

1:30 pm - 2:25 pm    Group Meditation

Student Activities / Student Affairs

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 - 5:00 pm    Navigating a Faith Crisis

Workshop / Student Affairs

This workshop focuses on how to make it through the often difficult experience of experiencing doubt and change related to your belief system. The workshop focuses on the potential for growth and learning that comes with doubt, and is open to individuals both looking to strengthen their faith, and those who are dealing with difficult changes in faith.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

4:30 pm - 12:00 am    ' Boys to Men?' Film Screening

Special Event / Center for Women and Gender

Filmmaker Frederick Marx's powerful follow-up to his critically acclaimed documentary "Hoop Dreams" continues his extraordinary exploration of the lives of boys and young men. Concerned once again with the distance between boys' dreams and the limits of reality, Marx focuses on a group of teenagers from a range of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds as they navigate troubled lives and shifting ideals of manhood. The result is an intimate and accessible snapshot of the deeper crisis in American masculinity. The DVD includes three additional pieces that focus on one boy at a time.

TSC, Auditorium, More Info

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm    Greek Orthodox Lecture

Lecture & Readings / College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Reverend Father Justin Havens from the Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church in Salt Lake City will give a lecture on the Christian tradition of Greek Orthodoxy. He will be speaking on the history and core beliefs of the tradition, as well as taking questions.

George S. Eccles Business Building, More Info

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm    Evening Child Care on Campus

Student Activities / Other

CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) is providing free, quality evening child care to USU student parents who need on-campus study time. Open spots for each night will be available first come first serve. To reserve your child's spot, call or email Stephanie Legako at least 24-hours in advance. We are located inside the northeast entrance of the ECERC Building (Early Childhood Education and Research Center).

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Conservation in a changing climate

Lecture & Readings / Ecology Center

Climate change challenges some of the most basic aspects of the way we do conservation. In the past, we have focused restoration efforts on historical benchmarks. We have designed reserve networks with the assumption that setting aside a piece of land will protect the species therein. We have planned for corridors that connect patches of what is now suitable habitat. And, in general, we have assumed that ecological systems are in equilibrium with their environments. Climate change has made us rethink these assumptions. I will talk about some of the work that my lab has done to assess the implications of climate change for the way we do conservation. More specifically, I will discuss projected climate impacts on species and populations as well as work on how to integrate anticipated climate impacts into conservation planning and wildlife management.

Agricultural Science Building, More Info

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Women's Basketball vs. San Diego State

Athletics / Athletics

Women's Basketball vs. San Diego State

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, More Info

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Live Well Utah Night Out-Conservation Garden Park

Workshop / Other

Join us for a fun night out with entertaining presenters, food, and door prizes. Choose from four hands-on workshops about food, finances, gardening, and family. Feb. 19 | Conservation Garden Park | West Jordan, UT | 7 to 9 PM Feb. 20 | Thanksgiving Point | Lehi, UT | 7 to 9 PM $10 per person (pre-registration recommended) Registration includes refreshments, handouts, and workshop giveaways.

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