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FINAL EXAM PERIOD
Monday, Dec. 14-Friday, Dec. 18

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Geek Week ends this Friday, Dec. 18. Take a break from studying and enjoy some Geek Week activities listed here. Below are some other Geek Week activities:

FREE COFFEE/COCOA BY BEANS & BREWS
Monday, Dec. 14-Tuesday, Dec. 15 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, first floor

Free Coffee

Study hard with fresh coffee supplied by Beans & Brews Coffee.

YOGA HOSTED BY SALT LAKE POWER YOGA
Monday, Dec. 14 | 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Room 7170 (Child Hall)

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De-stress with some yoga, hosted and sponsored by Salt Lake Power Yoga.



SWEAT THE STRESS: FREE FITNESS CLASS
Monday, Dec. 14-Thursday, Dec. 17

George S. Eccles Student Life Center


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Join us in sweating out some finals week stress with some free fitness classes.

No registration required, just drop in and get your fitness on (first come, first served).

Sweat the Stress Schedule

Monday, Dec. 14 Instructor Room
7:30-8:20 a.m. Cycling Jazzy SlickRock
12-1 p.m. Cycle & Strength Jen SlickRock/Bryce
5:30-6:20 p.m. Yoga Jendar Bryce
Tuesday, Dec. 15
12:10-12:50 p.m. BALL-istic Jen Bryce
5:30-6:20 p.m. Zumba Laurel Bryce
7:00-7:50 p.m. Combat Boz Arches
Wednesday, Dec. 16
7:30-8:20 a.m. Cycling Jazzy SlickRock
12:20-1 p.m. Total Body Conditioning Jen Bryce
5:30-6:20 p.m. Yoga Jendar Bryce
5:30-6:20 p.m. Barre Megan Spirit
Thursday, Dec. 17
12:10-12:40 p.m. TRX Express Cairisti Spirit
5:30-6:30 p.m. Cycling Rachel SlickRock


HEALTHFUL HOLIDAYS: MAINTAINING YOUR NUTRITION AND FITNESS GOALS DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Monday, Dec. 14 | 4-5 p.m.

Health Sciences Education Building, Room 3515C


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The holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can challenge our best health-related goals. This presentation is meant to provide practical recommendations for maintaining health during the holidays. Specific nutrition and exercise tips will be discussed, as well as effective behavioral strategies.

Supported by University of Utah Health Sciences Wellness Program and to RSVP, click here.


HARP ENSEMBLE
Tuesday, Dec. 15 | 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Thompson Chamber Music Hall

Harp Ensemble

Join the School of Music for a harp ensemble on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 7:30-8:30 pm.


GUEST HOUSE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, Dec. 16 | 12-2 p.m.

Guest House


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Join the Guest House for cocoa, cookies and carolers this holiday season.

Stop by the Guest House located at 110 South Fort Douglas Blvd. on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 12-2 p.m.

The This is The Place Dickens Carolers will be performing at 1 p.m. in the Guest House lobby.


APPY HOUR EDUCATION: RESEARCHKIT
Wednesday, Dec. 16 | 2-3 p.m.
Health Sciences Education Building, Room 2600


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Dr. Lina Lander will share a few iOS productivity apps for researchers and show the potential of Apple’s new ResearchKit, an open source software framework for easily creating apps. Plan for an hour presentation with Q&A afterwards with refreshments.

The guest speaker, Lander is the lead liaison for research institutions at Apple Inc., in this role she works on innovative projects to advance universities’ research, teaching, and service initiatives.

Lander will share a few iOS productivity apps for researchers and show the potential of Apple’s new ResearchKit, an open source software framework for easily creating apps. Plan for an hour presentation with Q&A and refreshments afterwards.


WINTER NIGHTS
Wednesday, Dec. 16 | 5-9 p.m.

Natural History Museum of Utah


Winter Nights

Stay warm and cozy this December at the Natural History Museum of Utah’s Winter Nights. Fun and festivities for the whole family each Wednesday evening, including free musical presentations, discounts at the Museum store, ornament making, cookies and hot chocolate. Visit the website for details, including the live performance schedule.

Admission to Canyon area FREE, $9-$13 to visit museum galleries.


FACULTY CLUB HOLIDAY DINNER PARTY
Thursday, Dec. 17 | Social at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.
Union Building, Crimson Room

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All faculty are invited to join the Faculty Club and come to the Faculty Club Holiday Dinner Party, featuring poached salmon, beef tenderloin and chicken. The event is for Faculty Club members only, and attendees are encouraged to bring a guest. The event is $20 (per person), payable at the door, but reservations are required by Dec. 10. Call Shawnee Worsley, 801-581-5203, or email shawnee.worsley@utah.edu to make reservations. Participants should bring a wrapped item of limited value, silly or outrageous, for the white elephant exchange.

All faculty are invited to join the Faculty Club for just $5 per month. Members have access to monthly socials, discounted hotel rooms at the Marriott University Park, discounted theatre and museum tickets with group gatherings before or after, discounted basketball and volleyball tickets with pregame pizza parties, the family holiday party, access to the Faculty Club cabin and more.


THIRD SATURDAY FOR FAMILIES: FOUND OBJECT SCULPTURE
Saturday, Dec. 19 | 1-4 p.m.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts


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Explore our modern and contemporary art gallery to find sculptures made from rubber, wood, and metal. Create your own sculpture, called an assemblage, from a variety of everyday objects.


116TH ANNUAL AUDUBON SOCIETY CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Saturday, Dec. 19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Red Butte Garden 


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Free with regular garden admission / Garden members free

Be a part of the 116th Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count – the longest running citizen-science survey in the world providing critical data on bird population trends. Red Butte Garden is once again privileged to be a host this year.

Space is limited. Adults only.

Call to register: 801-581-8454.


WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Saturday, Dec. 19 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Garden members $3 / General public $3 + General admission

Winter Solstice has long been celebrated all over the world because it heralds the return of the light after the shortest and darkest day of the year. Bring your kids to the Children’s Garden and create head wreaths, winter candles and more.



PAINTING EXHIBIT BY LOCAL ARTISTS JAKE SONGER, STEVE SONGER AND JERRY READ HANCOCK
Now through Saturday, Dec. 19
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre


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Pioneer Theatre Company’s Loge Gallery presents an exhibit of paintings by local artists Jake, Songer, Steve Songer and Jerry Read Hancock. The collection will be on display during PTC’s production of “It Happened One Christmas,” Dec. 4 through Dec. 19, 2015.

The exhibit can be experienced on the mezzanine level of the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for the general public and before and after performances for ticket holders.

For more about the Lodge Gallery and the artist, go here.


HOLIDAY RECESS – NO SCHOOL
Monday, Dec. 21, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016

Enjoy your holiday recess and we’ll see you back on campus Jan. 11, 2016.


EXTENDED LEISURE POOL FAMILY HOURS
Monday, Dec. 21-Tuesday, Dec. 29

George S. Eccles Student Life Center


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The indoor leisure pool will be open for family hours during normal pool open hours. Please check click here for specific times.


PTC ‘HOLIDAYS WITHOUT HUNGER’ FOOD DRIVE
Dec. 4-Dec. 19

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Pioneer Theatre Company begins its annual holiday drive.

“In the spirit of the holiday season, we are asking our ticket holders to bring canned or boxed food and drop them off in the theatre lobby during our presentation of ‘It Happened One Christmas,” said Chris Lino, managing director for Pioneer Theatre Company. This holiday drive will continue a tradition begun by the theatre at the holidays for the past four years.

“Pioneer Theatre’s patrons were so generous when we partnered with them in 2012; we are thrilled that they are bringing their patrons to the table again this year to help us fight hunger in Utah,” said Ginette Bott, Utah Food Bank Chief Development Officer.

From Friday, Dec. 4 to Saturday, Dec. 19, the theatre will collect donations in the lobby. Volunteers will deliver donations to Utah Food Bank.

Pioneer Theatre Company presents It Happened One Christmas, a world premiere holiday event, Friday, Dec. 4 through Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. No ticket is required to make a donation in the theatre’s lobby.

For ticket information, please visit pioneertheatre.org.