Campus Events

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR 3 MILLION STORIES: ARTS GRADUATES IN A CHANGING ECONOMY
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 | Registration deadline


3 Million Stories will once again bring together arts school deans, artists, administrators, faculty, community leaders, and students (among others) to examine the world of work among artists and designers. The conference builds on the insights from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), a survey of over 100,000 arts graduates from more than 300 institutions. The title comes from the roughly three million people with arts degrees from American educational institutions.

Building on the first 3 Million Stories conference, held in 2013, participants will gather at Arizona State University to examine the preparation and careers of North America’s arts graduates. Over three days, the conference will feature keynote speakers, panels, breakout sessions and guest artists.

Click here for more information and to register.


HIGH SCHOOL UTAH ENTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE: APPLICATION OPENS
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016


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The High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HS UEC) is designed to encourage high school students to explore innovation and entrepreneurship. It offers over $22,000 in cash and scholarship prizes.

The HS UEC is the high school version of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the largest collegiate competitions in the country. Utah is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, and we believe some of the best ideas come from teens across the state. All high school students (or those ages 14-18 years old) throughout Utah are encouraged to compete.

2016 season timeline

  • Online project submission – Jan. 4-Mar. 31, 2016
  • Finalists announced – April 15, 2016
  • Final awards event – May 14, 2016

For more information, visit lassonde.utah.edu/hsuec.


WILD RUMPUS!  A FAMILY READING ROOM EVENT
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 | 10-10:30 a.m.

Marriott Library, Family Reading Room, Level three


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Bring your little ones to the Family Reading Room for some early literacy activities: story time and crafts.

Future events in 2016:
Feb.3, March 2 and April 6


OWLS OF UTAH – PORTRAITS IN COLORED PENCIL
Thursday, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28 | 6-9 p.m.

Red Butte Garden


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This is a four-day workshop. Learn interesting facts and and create portraits of the 13 owl species that reside in Utah. http://www.redbuttegarden.org/owl-portraits

Owls have some of the most unforgettable faces in the avian kingdom with their huge eyes and abundant feathers. They demand our attention in so many ways. In this class, we will explore and create owl portraits of 13 species who reside in Utah as well as learn much about them that escape the grasp of common knowledge.

Provided: Portfolio with color copies, bios and information of 13 Utah owls; Blue Col-erase pencil, easel, template for owl portraits. Sally’s Artists’ transfer paper.

Materials list:

 

  1. Set of colored pencils. If you need to purchase, we suggest Prismacolors set of 24, or bring whatever brand you have.
  2. Scotch removable tape (can be purchased at most office supply stores).
  3. Graphite pencils: HB and 4H
  4. Pad of tracing paper. The 11×14 Canson (Foundation Series) is the most transparent
  5. Scissors
  6. White plastic eraser as a block or “Pentel Clic” eraser. Also available at most office supply stores.

 

 

Registration is required; Click here to register.


MIST OF THE EARTH: AN EXHIBITION
Friday, Jan. 8-March 17, 2016

Marriott Library


Mist of the Earth

Denise Milan’s Mist of the Earth presents an exhibition of photo-works that brings together memory and history and invites viewers on a journey of imagination and reflection about the environment challenges of development.


DAY CAMPS – NEW PROGRAM
Saturday, Jan. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Red Butte Garden


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Day Camps are half-day classes for girls and boys in first through fourth grade. Each camp focuses on a different topic and encourages kids to connect with nature through fun and unique science experiments, art projects and garden exploration.

Register at 801-581-8454 or redbuttegarden.org/day-camp.

Garden members: $28 / General public: $35

• SATURDAY, JAN. 9 – NATURE’S SONG
From birdsongs to babbling brooks, discover the sounds, rhythms and melodies of the natural world. Tanner Dance partners for this camp.

Go here for more information.


‘TWO DOLLAR BILL’
Jan. 15-30, 2016

Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre


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Pioneer Theatre Company presents “Two Dollar Bill,” Jan. 15-30, 2016.

“Two Dollar Bill” is a new a play written the writer who created the popular television series “Army Wives” and “Lie To Me.”

At an elite university, a distinguished professor of history has just been nominated for a prestigious award, but the attention over that nomination has cast a confusing light on his academic credentials. This has career-changing consequences for the professor, the dean of faculty, his graduate assistant and a student he teaches. A riveting examination of personal and professional ethics, as well as of the proper mission of higher education in America, “Two Dollar Bill” has the ripped-from-the-headlines timeliness that is sure to inspire water cooler conversations and dinner table debates among audiences who see it.


LONG LIVE ART!
Friday, Jan. 16-Saturday, Jan. 17
Utah Museum of Fine Arts


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Enjoy your favorite UMFA artworks and art experiences in one weekend—for FREE. Gallery and collections tours, films, art making, yoga, music, a dance party and more.

Visit the UMFA one last time before we pause our exhibition program and close temporarily for remodeling and reinstallation. The Marcia and John Price Museum Building will close Monday, January 18. Anticipated reopening is spring 2017. Third Saturday for Families and educational outreach programs will continue through the closure period.

For more information, visit umfa.utah.edu/longliveart.


TRANSPARENCY IS THE NEW OBJECTIVITY: TWO WAYS TO BE TRUSTED IN THE PRODUCTION OF NEWS
Thursday, Jan. 14 | 3:30-5 p.m.

LNCO, Room 1110

Jay Rosen

Jay Rosen, a prominent thought-leader in the world of journalism and media, will be speaking at the U on Thursday, Jan. 14. Rosen has been on the journalism faculty at New York University since 1986; from 1999 to 2005 he served as chair of the department. He lives in New York City and is the author of PressThink, a weblog about journalism and its ordeals, which he introduced in September 2003.

In order to make sure we have enough space, we are asking non-student attendees to RSVP here.