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Monday, January 22

10:00 am - 11:00 am    Little Naturalist

Arts & Entertainment / Cooperative Extension

Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and exploring nature. Join us twice a month, October through May, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to read a specially selected nature-themed book, explore the natural world, and complete a craft. Some favorites include snowshoeing on the Preserve, interacting with live reptiles and amphibians, upcycling old materials into holiday decorations, and much more! Cost is $2.00 per youth participant, or buy a $15.00 punch card good for 10 programs. Only one punch card required per family and never expires. Payment will be taken at the door the day of the program. One caregiver must accompany children to participate. Please be prepared to adventure outdoors!

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info

11:20 am - 12:20 pm    Sweater Swap Traditions Week

Student Activities / USU Student Association (USUSA)

Swap out a wearter from another school for a new USU one in the Hub

Taggart Student Center, More Info

11:30 am - 12:30 pm    SWE Relaxation Meditation

Student Activities / College of Engineering

College of Engineering Students: Come meditate with SWE under the guidance of Jack Kiefer and let your stress from the new semester melt away!

Engineering Building, More Info

11:31 am - 11:31 am    Work in Progress Mural Project at Utah State University

Exhibit / Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

The Work in Progress is a collage-style mural that is a stunning visualization of the impact of women on our society. It is a community project and the brainchild of Jann Haworth. To date, over 120 Utah men and women have created stencil portraits of more than 150 women who are catalysts for change in the arts, sciences and social evolution. Their portraits were then made into a beautiful collage by artist Liberty Blake. The mural is over 40 feet long and growing. A reproduction of the mural will be on view in the lower level of Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library January 16 – March 29, 2018. Some 30 USU faculty and students will contribute to this mural as they propose names of women from their fields for inclusion in new segments of the mural. This project is being organized for USU by the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art who is partnering with Merrill-Cazier Library on this Year of the Arts initiative.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Jason Hardink Piano Recital

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

This evening's concert features the Utah premiere of Michael Hersch's solo piano cycle, The Vanishing Pavilions. A work that is quite likely the most important solo piano piece of this century, The Vanishing Pavilions "unfolds in open-ended, haiku-like eruptions, though built on ideas that recur throughout the 50 movements, from a lamenting, chantlike melody to passages of such speed and density you'd think the complete works of Franz Liszt were played simultaneously within three minutes." The cycle is divided into two books and lasts 2.5 hours in performance. Composed in 2005, only two other pianists (including the composer himself) have performed the cycle in its entirety.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info