Campus Events

5 DAYS OF FITNESS CHALLENGE
Monday, April 18-Friday, April 22, 2016


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It’s time to get active. Join us on social media and post your photo participating in the daily challenges.

1. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram “@uofucampusrec”
2. Check out the daily challenge (April 18-22)
3. Upload a picture of yourself doing the challenge to Instagram using #CRS5days

One person will be randomly selected for that day’s prize. Winners will be announced the following day.


GREATER YELLOWSTONE MIGRATIONS PROJECT
Monday, April 18, 2016 | 12:15-1:15 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom

Celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service with wildlife ecologist Arthur Middleton and National Geographic wildlife photographer Joe Riis. They will share the story behind their traverse of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem following one of the most iconic creatures of Yellowstone National Park — the elk — on its annual migration from Wyoming’s ranch lands into America’s deepest wilderness.

The event, part of the Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag series, is free and open to the public.


BYSTANDER INTERVENTION: ‘STEP IN, SPEAK UP’
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Union, Room 323AB


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As students and visitors roam campus, they might spot a red shoe here or there. The shoes are part of the “Step In, Speak Up” campaign by the Center for Student Wellness to promote its series of Bystander Intervention trainings. The trainings empower students to intervene and prevent potentially harmful situations, with an emphasis on stopping interpersonal violence, rape or sexual assault.

To register for our Bystander Intervention Certificate, visit wellness.utah.edu/bystander, call the office at 801-581-7776 or email wellness@sa.utah.edu.


“PAUSE FOR PAWS” END OF SEMESTER STRESS RELIEF
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Social Work Atrium, College of Social Work

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Stressed students, faculty, and staff are invited to visit with registered therapy dogs during this fun and relaxing event. Since spending time with calm dogs can reduce a person’s heart rate, blood pressure, anxiety and stress levels, this is the perfect way to prepare for (or recover from) finals.

This event is free and open to the campus community.

Please direct inquires to Jennifer Nozawa at jennifer.nozawa@socwk.utah.edu.


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES USED EQUIPMENT SALE
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center

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Our used equipment sale is one of the most anticipated events each semester. Don’t miss this opportunity to get some great gear at amazing prices.

The line will form at the WEST doors inside the Eccles Student Life Center. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLIER THAN 6 A.M.

Check out the list of items here.


INTERVIEWING WORKSHOP
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Student Services Building, Room 350


Interview workshop
Increase the impact of your interview by learning successful preparation, performance, and follow-up tips. Practice organizing your thoughts while highlighting your accomplishments.

For more information, go here.


BEAUTY IN TRUTH
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 7-8:20 p.m.
Rose Wagner Theatre


Beauty in Truth
The Tanner Human Rights Center will partner with the Utah Film Center and KUER for a screening of the film “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth,” directed by Pratibha Parmar. The film documents Alice Walker’s life as a writer and activist. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Walker and Parmar, moderated by Doug Fabrizio of KUER. This event is part of the Through the Lens series,  a collaboration between KUER and the Utah Film Center, and will be held at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

Purchase tickets here.


SPEED DATE AN EXPERT: STICKY SCIENCE
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 7-9 p.m.
Natural History Museum of Utah


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Experience “speed dating” museum style as five “sticky-science” experts talk about their passions and compete for your vote. Spend 15 minutes with each expert, gymnast Missy Marlow, Queen Farina beekeepers, reptile handler Kathryn Allen, Petzl Technical Director Rick Vance and bioengineer Russell Stewart.

The price is $15, which includes light refreshments and one bounce-back pass for free museum admission. If you are a museum member, it’s $13.50.

For more information, click here.


FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS
Thursday, April 21, 2016


Fall registration begins. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office.


THE GREAT SALT LAKE SHAKE OUT
Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 10: 15 a.m.


Great Utah Shakeout
The Great Utah ShakeOut, a statewide drill to prepare residents for an earthquake, is held annually on April 21 at 10:15 a.m.

This year, the U will not hold a full-scale evacuation. Instead, a new survey will preface the drill, and the U will launch an app called “U Heads Up!” to give instructions on how to react to campus emergencies.

For more information, click here.


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING’S SENIOR DESIGN SHOWCASE
Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Student Union, Ballroom


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From a rocket made of new composites to a rising toilet seat to help the elderly and those with disabilities, the University of Utah’s Department of Mechanical Engineering will show off this year’s senior projects during the annual Senior Design Showcase. During the day, seniors will display the projects they have worked on during the past year, while freshmen and juniors will compete in robotic competitions. Some of the projects that will be on display include a solar-powered espresso machine, an ultralight backcountry ski, a lift for toilet seats that is powered by the water in the tank and a quadcopter that aquatic search and rescue teams could deploy as a flotation device for drowning victims.


MUSE CASUAL FRIDAY
Friday, April 22, 2016 | 10-11 a.m.
Sill Center, Main lobby


MUSE casual Friday
The MUSE Project is hosting wide-ranging, casual conversation for students, University faculty, and staff over coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, muffins and more!

Friends, faculty and fellow students invited to attend.


NOBEL LAUREATE AMARTY SEN TO DELIVER LECTURE AT THE U
Friday, April 22, 2016 | 12 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall

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One of the most well-respected and honored economic and ethics scholars of our time is coming to the University of Utah to share his perspective on the “Ethics and Economics of Global Justice.”

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen will deliver a lecture at the Libby Gardner Hall at noon on April 22, 2016. It will be followed by a reception.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business, the S.J. Quinney College of Law, and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Read more here.


FAREWELL TO OSH EVENT
Friday, April 22, 2016 | 3:30-8:30 p.m.
Orson Spencer Hall (OSH)


Farewell to OSH
Join the College of Social and Behavioral Science for a day full of great events, including Student Research Day, an OSH open house and a panel discussion with CSBS alums about their memories of OSH.


U STAGES FAMOUS OPERA: ‘DIE FLEDERMAUS’ TO PREMIERE ON THE BIG STAGE WITH BIG SURPRISES (AND IN ENGLISH)
Friday, April 22-Saturday, April 23, 2016
Nancy Peer Marriott Auditorium, Kingsbury Hall


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On April 22 and 23, in the Nancy Peery Marriott Auditorium of Kingsbury Hall, the University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble with the University Philharmonia will present one of the world’s most famous and beloved operas, Johann Strauss Jr.’s “Die Fledermaus.”

This work, technically categorized as an operetta or opera-light for its increased acting and lighthearted nature, is a treasure trove of stunning melodies and hilarious moments. It is the story of two rival gentlemen in 19th century Vienna intent on getting the last laugh in a series of practical jokes. The two waltz their way through a masquerade ball and ultimately land in jail, but all is well as the two eventually make up. A parade of outrageous characters, including a devious wife, an ambitious chambermaid, an eccentric Russian prince, an amorous Italian tenor and an incompetent jail staff fill the story with spice, flair and comedy.

Tickets are available at tickets.utah.edu or the Kingsbury Hall Box office. University of Utah students get free tickets with their UCard via the Arts Pass program.


UTAH SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jon M. Huntsman Center


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Students from more than 70 Utah middle and high schools will compete in this year’s Utah Science Olympiad, the annual tournament of the mind in which teams engage in contests involving scientific concepts. Some of the challenges include building a rocket that flies the highest, manufacturing the fastest model electric car and designing a Rube Goldberg-like puzzle that ultimately performs a certain task. Student teams also will construct a robot that must move items, and others will build elastic-powered gliders that must stay aloft as long as possible. While the tournament will be held in numerous buildings around the University of Utah campus, the public events with spectators will be held in the Jon M. Huntsman Center.


NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS DAY OF SERVICE
Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Meet at Murray City Park, 296 E Murray Park Avenue


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Join the College’s W.D. Goodwill Initiatives on Aging’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors students, faculty, staff, family, and friends for a morning of service! Teams of volunteers will assist older adults with spring yard cleanup and minor home repairs – services that help these individuals stay in their own homes.

Please direct inquires to Regina Campbell: regina.campbell@socwk.utah.edu.


LAST FROST KICK-OFF: VOLUNTEER DAY AT THE EDIBLE CAMPUS GARDENS
Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pioneer Campus Garden

Spring Kickoff
Join us and volunteer at the Edible Campus Gardens to help us prepare our campus gardens for the upcoming growing season. Learn to prep beds, to manage compost, to transplant and to plan for the summer. This is your chance to get your hands dirty and to destress from finals. Dress up in your favorite garden garb, like your funky sunhat or overalls. We will provide a free lunch for your service; Food and refreshments will be provided by Burrito Baby.

This is a free event hosted by the Edible Campus Gardens staff and the Sustainability office.

For more information visit tinyurl.com/lastfrost.


SPORTS CLUB HOME GAMES
Saturday, April 23, 2016 | Various times


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12:30 p.m. – Men’s Soccer v. USU Eastern
4 p.m. – Men’s Lacrosse v. BYU
8 p.m. – Men’s Rugby  v. TBD (Varsity Cup 3rd Round)


CONSUMER VR LAUNCH PARTY
Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 6-9 p.m.
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Bill and Pat Child Family Community Hall


Virtual Reality event
With the recent launch of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung GearVR, this year has been declared as the “The Year of VR.” The Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation and UtahVR are excited to host this disruptive event where you will be able to test these new technologies and discover what VR is all about.

This event is free and open to the public, but please register here.


INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR ON AGING — END OF LIFE: ETHICS AND THE PERSONAL STORY
Monday, April 25, 2016 | 12-1:30 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-B), College of Social Work


Margaret Peggy Battin
Dr. Peggy Battin has a unique story. As a nationally-recognized expert of bioethics, she has addressed the ethics of end of life care from an analytic and fictional perspective. She also has a deeply moving personal perspective of living through an unexpected tragedy.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

Please direct inquiries to Linda Mendenhall: linda.mendenhall@socwk.utah.edu.


NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Monday, April 25, 2016 | 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Dumke Recital Hall


New Music Ensemble
Lisa Chaufty

The New Music Ensemble presents an evening of intellectually stimulating chamber works that inspire and challenge audiences.


CHAMBER CHOIR
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall


Chamber choir
General admissions: $12.50;
Arts Pass event: Free to U Students with UCard
Other Students: $6.50
Faculty, staff and seniors: $6.50


PROJECT YOUTH
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Project Youth
Project Youth has been an annual spring event for over 20 years. On the reading day before finals, approximately 1000 sixth graders from Title I schools will come to the University of Utah to experience college life. Volunteers will act as “mentors for a day” by sharing their personal college experiences and taking a group of students on campus tours. Over 12 different University departments will be giving classroom presentations that will excite the sixth graders about college. The sixth graders will also attend a motivational program given by student and community leaders.

Sign up to be a volunteer here.


EAE FEST
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 4-7 p.m.
EAE West – Building 72, former Law Library


EAE Fest
Join us for the 2016 EAE FEST featuring the most recent games from the No. 1 game development program in the world.

There will be games, art and animation, experimental gameplay, machinima and much much more.


SWEAT THE STRESS: FREE FITNESS CLASSES
Monday, May 2-Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Eccles Student Life Center


Sweat the Stress Box
Come Sweat the Stress with us during finals week with some FREE fitness classes! We’ll be handing out free snacks and motivation.

First come, first serve – just drop in.