Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blogger Woes

What's wrong with blogger?

I have been hearing that question since Sunday night. Everyone I know who has used Blogger this week to publish has been having their hard returns disappear from their posts when they publish, or when they switch between Edit Html and Compose and Preview.

Blogger hasn't publicly acknowledged this problem anywhere on their site as far as I can tell.

After some research this is what I've found.

Apparently something happened this week to make hard return line breaks disappear in blogger...BUT only for those who use Internet Explorer to access the site. The issue has not yet been resolved. But I've found that if you want to keep your paragraph breaks from being erased when you publish or switch modes for editing, open Blogger using any browser other then IE.

I am using Mozilla Firefox and the problem, so far, hasn't followed me to this browser.

If anyone finds a permanent fix for the IE/Blogger hard return problem please let me know!

Read this and feel better about yourself...

I overheard this and it gets the mind-numbing conversation of the day award.

Guy 1 - "Why is it that when you order onion rings you always get like one fry mixed in with them, but when you order fries you never get an onion ring mixed in with them? What's up with that?"

Guy 2 - "That has NEVER happened to me, what are you talking about?"

Guy 1 - "I don't know man but I think it's like some sort of fried food discrimination. Next time I'm demanding an onion ring in my fries. It's probably some kind of subliminal mind advertising to get you to buy BOTH fries and onion rings. Like you're sitting there with your rings and like there's this little fry and you think "dude I'd really like some fries too!" then they have you buying both rings and fries"

Guy 2 - "Oh I wondered why you had both fries and rings at lunch today"

Friday 04/01/2011 Events

National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca College, NY
Friday, Apr 01 - All Day The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.
Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://www.ithaca.edu/ncur2011/ Contact: Joyce Kinkead 435-797-1706 joyce.kinkead@usu.edu

Meditation
Every Friday from 8am to 9:30am Citrus and Sage hosts Meditation. Location: 130 N 100 E, Logan.

Ladies Bowling League
Ladies bowling league Friday mornings. Come and have fun and get out of the house. No experience required! This is a handicap league. Weekly on Friday at 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM from September 3, 2010 until April 29, 2011. Phone: Roseanne 753-2647 Arlene 245-3188. Email: ttalltony@aol.com

Parent Tot Nature Hour

Stokes Nature Center invites curious toddlers, ages 2 – 3, to join them for Parent-Tot Nature Hour on Friday from 10a.m. to 11a.m. on Friday. Explore animals, plants and nature thorough music, crafts and games. This program is parent-interactive and all toddlers must have a parent present to participate and explore along with their child.
The program fee is $3 ($2.50 for SNC members). For more information, call (435-755-3239) or visit http://www.logannature.org/

Ellen Eccles Theatre Tour
Tours commence at 10:30am every Monday and Friday, except for show days and holidays. CVCA tours are free and take about 30 minutes. Groups larger than 15 should make reservations by calling the CVCA.

Steppin' Up For Children
Join the Child & Family Support Center April 1st at 12pm for a short presentation at the County Courthouse to show your support for keeping children safe. A ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off child abuse prevention month will take place.
Phone: 752-8880. Email: leigh@cachecfsc.org Link: http://www.cachecfsc.org/

Open Cafe
Come enjoy FREE WIFI in a great atmosphere at the Logan Arthouse (795 East Main St, Logan across from McDonalds) Come grab a signature steamer, coffee, espresso, or hot chocolate at the Cafe.

Live Entertainment at Pier 49 Pizza.
Pier 49 San Francisco Sourdough Pizza will host varios local artists Friday night from 6pm-8pm.
585 w 100 N, Providence.

Beat & Slam Uncensored Poetry Night

Friday, Apr 01 - 6:30PM to 10:00PM. 5th Annual Beat.Slam.Uncensored. Featuring slam poet Intikana, along with selected poems by Beat poets and performances by student poets. A gallery walk beginning at 6 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center will showcase USU’s student artists — art will be available for purchase. Hot beverages provided by Caffe Ibis and USU Catering. Unique coffee mugs – original works of art – have been created by potters of the USU Ceramics Guild as souvenirs for this year's attendees. The first 400 advance ticket purchases guarantee a custom mug. Tickets available online or at the University Inn, the USU Writing Center (RBW 104), and True Aggie Café (117 N. Main, Logan). Discounted lodging & ticket packages available at the University Inn, 800-231-5634 - group name: Beat Poetry Night.
Location: USU TSC, International Lounge. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Website: http://beatslam.usu.edu/ Contact: Star Coulbrooke 435 797-3853, star.coulbrooke@usu.edu

Young Artists Cup Competition
The 12th annual Mountain Crest Young Artists Cup Competition will be held on Thursday (and April 1st) in the Mountain Crest auditorium at 7p.m. This event showcases the musical talents of Mountain Crest students. The piano competition will be on Thursday evening and vocal and all instrumental performances will be on Friday evening. Contestants will be competing for trophies and cash prizes in six categories. Also, a new feature this year is the People’s Choice Award. Admission is free and everyone is invited. For more information: (752-3079)

Logan High School Performs Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog
Logan High's Performance Club Performs "Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog," March 28th, 31st, and April 1st. The show stars Dane Brady and Timo Rasmussen doubling in the Title Role of Dr. horrible, Austin Burgess as the cocky hero Captain Hammer, Justeena Harris the adorable love interest, Penny, and Jared Oliphant, the slick best friend, among many others. Come support the arts in the Valley by coming to the show! It plays at 7 pm all nights, admission is free, and is for all ages! For more information contact: Ali McGregor Email: LHSperformanceclub@gmail.com

USU String Chamber Music Recital
Friday, April 1st from 7:30pm to 9:30pm the USU String Chamber Music ensembles will be presenting a concert at the USU Performance Hall. This is the spring semester culminating recital featuring chamber ensembles from the string program of the Caine College of the Arts. Tickets are free for USU students with ID and $8 for the general public. For more information go to http://www.arts.usu.edu/

Live Music @ Why Sound
Friday April 1st at 8pm "Combined Minds" with "Self Inflicted" and "Vintage" (Hip Hop/Rock) will be playing at Why Sound in Downtown Logan. Cost is $5. For more information go to www.whysound.com

Out Of The Blue, Dinner & Show
Out Of The Blue Entertainment dinner and comedy show will be held at Firehouse Pizza. $12 for all you can eat pizza and laughs. 9:30pm-11pm.

The Antics Comedy Improv
The Antics Comedy Improv Every Friday Night 10:30 The Logan Arthouse and Cinema 795 N Main, Logan. Tickets 5$

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Online Bake Sale!

Please go to www.thetomatotart.com to bid in the online bake sale today through 12pm tomorrow (Eastern Standard Time). Read through the entries under the Sneak Peak post, then read the rules, then send your bids to auction@thetomatotart.com

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thursday 3/31/2011 Events

Visualize The Debt
Thursday, Mar 31 - All Day This event is part of a nationwide campaign to “Visualize the Debt” with more than 75 Young Americans for Liberty chapters participating on their campuses during the week of March 28 – April 1. Young Americans for Liberty at USU is taking action to raise awareness about the dangers of the national debt and petitioning Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch to address the problem. Location: TSC, Patio. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Come drop by and see how the national debt affects you and yours. Website: http://www.yaliberty.org/nationaldebt Contact: David Nilson 435.760.2951 nilsonbros@yahoo.com

National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca College, NY
Thursday, Mar 31 - All Day The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://www.ithaca.edu/ncur2011/ Contact: Joyce Kinkead 435-797-1706 joyce.kinkead@usu.edu

Graduate Student Symposium
Thursday, Mar 31 - 9:00AM to 5:00PM The Intermountain Paper and Poster Symposium will have sessions for oral presentations as well as poster presentations for each college. The goal of the Symposium is to provide student researchers the opportunity to present their research to peers in a friendly academic environment. Location: USU Taggart Student Center. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://researchweek.usu.edu/ Contact: Jacoba Mendelkow 435-797-9608 jacoba.mendelkow@usu.edu

"Mighty Me" Workshop
Sunshine Terrace Wellness Center and BRAG are offering “Mighty Me” workshops on brain health from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays at SST Wellness Center, 209 W. 300 North. Classes are free of charge. Call Allison at 713-1468 or the Wellness Center at 752-9321 with any questions.

Distress Tolerance Workshop
Thursday, Mar 31 - 11:30AM to 1:00PM Distress Tolerance – Learn skills for being able to cope with painful times and intense emotions. By attending CAPS workshops you will be exposed to a variety of skills to help improve your quality of life and relationships. Workshops are FREE. Seating is limited. Contact CAPS at 797-1012 or stop by TSC 306 to reserve your seat. Location: USU Taggart Student Center - Room:310 B. Open To:USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Free. Website: http://www.usu.edu/counseling Contact: Michelle Lerwill 435-797-1012 michelle.lerwill@usu.edu

FREE Fitness Assessments for USU Staff
Thursday, Mar 31 - 12:00PM to 4:00PM FREE Fitness Assessments for USU employees and their spouse/partner. Every Thursday between noon and 4 p.m. Contact Dayna Barrett for more information, 435-797-8519. Location: HPER Building - Room:152. Open To:USU Faculty Staff ONLY! Website: http://www.usu.edu/wellness Contact:Dayna Barrett 435-797-8519 dayna.barrett@usu.edu

Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences Brown Bag Presentations
Thursday, Mar 31 - 12:00PM Come along with your brown bag and join us every Thursday at noon, where students, faculty or a guest speaker will talk about a topic of interest in the field of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences. Room: EDUC 282 Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty ONLY! Contact:Launa Julander 797-2694 launa.julander@usu.edu

Cache County School "Pan Sale"
Cache County School Foodservice is holding another “Pan Sale” –on March 31st from 2p.m. to 6p.m. New commercial-quality cookware will be for sale: cookie sheets, cookie sheet covers, parchment paper, fry pans, heat-resistant spatulas, stainless steel bake pans, mixing bowls, food choppers and much more at the Cache County School District Office (2063 N 1200 East) in North Logan. The public is welcome!

Triple Nickel Wings
$0.15 wings from 3-5pm at the Beehive Grill. 255 South Main Street Logan, UT 84321-5203 (435) 753-2600 http://www.thebeehivegrill.com/

Mathematics speaker
Dr. Nathan Geer of the Utah State University Mathematics and Statistics Department will speak on "The Colored Jones Polynomial." The public is welcome to attend. Contact: Meredith Purintun 435-797-2809. Time: 3:30 pm. Date: Thursday March 31, 2011. Location: USU Merill-Cazier Library, rm 164. Cost: Free.

Divorce Education Class For Kids
The Utah State Courts is offering a free class each month for children 9- to -12-years old whose parents have filed for divorce or whose parents are divorced. There is no charge to attend the class, which is offered from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the last Thursday of the month at the Cache County Courthouse, 135 N. 100 West. For more information, call 750-1300 or go to http://www.utcourts.gov/ and click on Divorce Education Classes.

Mindfulness Workshop
Thursday, Mar 31 - 4:00PM to 5:00PM Mindfulness Workshop – This four-session experiential workshop will help participants learn mindfulness skills for managing stress and living more fully in the present moment. Participants will be introduced to the concept of mindfulness, and a variety of activities related to mindfulness meditation, including the body scan, sitting meditation, and walking meditation. Participants’ experiences with mindful awareness and mindfulness activities will be discussed, and suggestions for daily practice will be provided. By attending CAPS workshops you will be exposed to a variety of skills to help improve your quality of life and relationships. Workshops are FREE. Seating is limited. Contact CAPS at 797-1012 or stop by TSC 306 to reserve your seat. Location: USU Taggart Student Center - Room:310 B. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Free. Website: http://www.usu.edu/counseling Contact: Michelle Lerwill 435-797-1012 michelle.lerwill@usu.edu

Fundraising Night for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Governor Herbert has declared March 31, 2011 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Day in Utah. Help support the Strickler family of Logan as they raise money to fund reasearch and treatment for CDH and spread awareness of this birth defect in honor of their daughter, Allisyn Grace. Texas Roadhouse restaurant is graciously sponsoring this event and will donate 10% of each diner's bill who mentions the fundraiser to CDH research. From 4pm to close.

Windows To Asia And Beyond Lecture
You're invited to a lecture entitled "Windows to Asia and Beyond : Folklore in China/Where Do We Come From?" at the USU Merrill-Cazier Library on Thursday, March 31at 4:30 PM.

Medical Unity Club!
Thursday, Mar 31 - 4:30PM to 5:20PM Medical Unity is a club that teaches Spanish medical terminology. This month we have guest speakers like Dr. Anderson and Dr. Barrett. We give lessons on how to be an efficient patient-doctor translator with real-life experience in these situations. We visit the cadaver lab. Here we practice our new vocabulary and explore the human body. Everyone is welcome from non-Spanish speakers to non-science majors. Room: USU VSB 213. Open To:USU Students. Admission Info: Its free! Contact: Dulce Minaya 435.994.1331 medicalunityusu@gmail.com

Open Mic Night @ Citrus and Sage
When Thu Mar 31 5pm – 7pm Mountain Time Where 130 N 100 E in downtown Logan, Utah. HOURS: Monday thru Saturday 7am to 7pm unless there is an event scheduled to last longer. 435-787-4080

CIL Short Course
Thursday, Mar 31 - 5:30PM to 6:20PM This short course will cover one of the topics for the 6 CIL tests. In order to verify this day's topic, go to the link below. Be sure to RSVP from that link as well, as we won't have a short course if no one RSVPs. Enjoy! Location: USU Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium - Room:130. Open To: USU Students. Website: http://cil.usu.edu/htm/help/courses Contact: Alex Potter 7-7050 alex.potter@usu.edu

Open Cafe @ Logan Arthouse and Cinema
When Thu Mar 31 6pm – Fri Apr 1, 2011 12am Mountain Time Where Come enjoy FREE WIFI in a great atmosphere at the Logan Arthouse (795 East Main St, Logan across from McDonalds) Come grab a signature steamer, coffee, espresso, or hot chocolate at the Cafe.

Knotty Knitters
The Knotty Knitters meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Senior Citizen Center in Logan. Everyone is invited to work on their crochet, knitting, needlework, cross-stitch projects and more. For more information, contact Cathy at 752-3923.

Freezer Jams & Syrups Class
With berry season right around the corner, we start thinking about the different ways of preserving the fruits of the season. Freezer jam is one of the simplest and most delicious ways of savoring that fruit all year long. Annette Blackburn has recipes that are to die for for both freezer jam and syrup. Don't let all that fruit go to waste! Make the most of it with these delicious recipes. Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:30 p.m. Menu: Strawberry Freezer Jam (Using Pectin and Clear Jel as Thickeners), Fabulous Fruit Syrup, Homemade Maple Syrup, Homemade Buttermilk Syrup, Best Ever Biscuits, Apple Pancakes. Location: Love To Cook At Kitchen Kneads! http://www.luvtocook.com/ Price: $15.00

Thinking About Accounting?
Thursday, Mar 31 - 7:00PM to 8:00PM The Quigley Ambassadors will be presenting an informational meeting on careers in accounting. All students interested in business or accounting are invited to attend. Meeting agenda includes: -What career opportunities exist -What accountants actually do -Why a degree in accounting is the key to your success. Location: George S. Eccles Business Building - Room: BUS 211. Open To: USU Students and the General Public. Contact: Quigley Ambassadors 801.913.2450 usuaccounting@gmail.com

Physician Assistant Guest Speaker
Thursday, Mar 31 - 7:00PM The Pre-P.A. Club has asked Kent Whitaker, the Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator of the Idaho State University Physician Assistant Program, to speak to us. He will be doing a presentation on the ISU PA Program and other aspects of what it takes to get into a PA school. We will learn all about their school requirements, what they look for in an applicant, what their program is like, etc. There will also be a question and answer period. Location: Agricultural Science Building - Room:302. Open To: USU Students Contact: Mandi Burton 208.521.7939 mandiburton@gmail.com

Logan High Performas Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog
Logan High's Performance Club Performs "Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog," March 28th, 31st, and April 1st. The show stars Dane Brady and Timo Rasmussen doubling in the Title Role of Dr. horrible, Austin Burgess as the cocky hero Captain Hammer, Justeena Harris the adorable love interest, Penny, and Jared Oliphant, the slick best friend, among many others. Come support the arts in the Valley by coming to the show! It plays at 7 pm all nights, admission is free, and is for all ages! Contact info: Ali McGregor. Email: LHSperformanceclub@gmail.com

USU Big Band Swing Club Dances
Everyone is invited to come Big Band Swing Dance the night away. We dance every week and provide lessons till 7:50 PM. $15 for club membership for the semester and get a free T-shirt or $2 a week. Weekly on Thursday at 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM from September 2, 2010 until May 26, 2011 Location: USU HYPER building room 215 7th North Logan Utah. Email: swing.usu@gmail.com Link: http://www.usu.edu/swing

Young Artists Cup Competition
The 12th annual Mountain Crest Young Artists Cup Competition will be held on Thursday (and April 1st) in the Mountain Crest auditorium at 7p.m. This event showcases the musical talents of Mountain Crest students. The piano competition will be on Thursday evening and vocal and all instrumental performances will be on Friday evening. Contestants will be competing for trophies and cash prizes in six categories. Also, a new feature this year is the People’s Choice Award. Admission is free and everyone is invited. For more information: (752-3079)

Free Cooking Class At Macey's
Salvadorian Cooking Rosa Jackson will teach us how to make “PASTELS”, one of her favorite dishes from El Salvador. She and her husband Mike always share such wonderful stories and food—they leave us wanting more! 7-8pm. Seating is limited, so reserve a seat today at the Service Desk or call 753-3301. The next month’s schedule will be available on the 20th of each month. Check us out at http://www.maceys.com/ Ages 10 & up

Chamber Music Society of Logan: Cypress String Quartet Thursday, Mar 31 - 7:30PM to 9:30PM In response to the Cypress String Quartet 2009 CD release of Beethoven String Quartets Op 131 and Op 135, Donald Rosenberg writes, “What wondrous artistry to behold from violinists Cecily Ward and Tom Stone, viola-player Ethan Filner and cellist Jennifer Kloetzel. To say that Volume 2 in their series is greatly anticipated is a woeful understatement.” – Gramophone. Location: The USU Performance Hall. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: $10 for USU students and $24 for general admission. Website: http://arts.usu.edu/ Contact: CCA Box Office 435-797-8022 ccatickets@usu.edu

Concert at Why Sound
Thursday, March 31st - The Last Look w/The Runaway Sons, Knots in a Cherry Stem (Punk/Rock) Contact: Tim Moes 435-363-4700 info@whysound.com Website: http://www.whysound.com/ Time: 8:00 pm. Location: Why Sound 30 Federal Ave Logan, UT 84321. Cost: $5 - $6

Dance United Social Dance Classes
Dance United Come learn social dance or expand your already amazing skills! Cha Cha, Swing, Salsa, Foxtrot, Waltz, ect. Thursday nights from 8-11 in USU FAC room 104 (the band room). It's free your first time but every time after that it's $2 for non members, $1 for members. Included dance lessons are from 8-9.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wednesday 3/30/2011 Events

Spring Runoff Conference
Wednesday, Mar 30 - All Day The 2011 Spring Runoff Conference will be held at the Eccles Conference Center on the Utah State University campus on March 29-30, 2011. Hosted by the USU Water Initiative, this annual meeting encourages the development of interdisciplinary research on water-related issues. The theme is “Water, Climate, and Sustainability of our Changing World.” Students, faculty and professionals from across the disciplines are encouraged to participate. Registration is FREE for students but required. Submit your abstract by March 1. Learn more about the conference on our website, https://wetwater.usu.edu/htm/conference Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty and the General Public. Admission Info: Registration is $50 but FREE for students. Registration is required. Contact: Gentri Green, USU Water Initiative 435-850-9029 gentri.green@usu.edu

Visualize The Debt Seminar
Wednesday, Mar 30 - All Day This event is part of a nationwide campaign to “Visualize the Debt” with more than 75 Young Americans for Liberty chapters participating on their campuses during the week of March 28 – April 1. Young Americans for Liberty at USU is taking action to raise awareness about the dangers of the national debt and petitioning Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch to address the problem. Location: USU TSC, Patio. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Come drop by and see how the national debt affects you and yours. Website: http://www.yaliberty.org/nationaldebt Contact: David Nilson 435.760.2951 nilsonbros@yahoo.com

Ye Olde Tyme Quilters
Ye Olde Tyme Quilters meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays at OPTIONS for Independence, 1095 N. Main St. Lunch will follow. Prices will vary. For more information or to schedule free transportation, contact Royella at 753-5353 ext. 105.

Mom or Dad & Me Ice Skating Sessions
Mom or Dad & Me sessions are held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Eccles Ice Center, 2825 N. 200 East. For $6 a session, pre-school age children skate for free with a paying adult and receive a complimentary hot chocolate. Call 787-2288 or visit http://www.ecclesice.com/ for more information.

Body Image Workshop
Wednesday, Mar 30 - 10:30AM to 12:00PM Body Image Workshop – Learn how the media influences our body image and what you can do to build healthy body acceptance. By attending CAPS workshops you will be exposed to a variety of skills to help improve your quality of life and relationships. Workshops are FREE. Seating is limited. Contact CAPS at 797-1012 or stop by TSC 306 to reserve your seat. Location: USU Taggart Student Center - Room:310 B. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Free. Website: http://www.usu.edu/counseling Contact: Michelle Lerwill 435-797-1012 michelle.lerwill@usu.edu

USU Meditation Club- weekly group sit
Wednesday, Mar 30 - 1:30PM to 2:30PM Come join us! Our meetings usually start with a couple minutes of introductions and news, and then we do a 30-minute meditation (either guided or silent, whichever people want). We then conclude with discussion about specific problems or questions people have about meditation and mindfulness. We are lucky to have two experienced meditation instructors as our faculty advisors- any and all questions you have about meditation/mindfulness/etc. will be welcome. This group is not aligned to any specific type of meditation lineage or religious affiliation; all are welcome to attend, as are all levels of experience. Location:Taggart Student Center - Room:335. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://http//www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=109712872405217 Contact: USU Meditatiom Club 801.455.5397 usumeditationclub@gmail.com

Merrill-Cazier Faculty Author Exhibition
Wednesday, Mar 30 - 4:00PM to 6:00PM (Presentation at 5:30 in Library 101) Merrill-Cazier Library will host an exhibition of recently published faculty books. A reception honoring the authors represented in the exhibition will be followed by a presentation by three faculty authors. Location: Merrill-Cazier Library. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://researchweek.usu.edu/ Contact: Jennifer Duncan 435-797-8148 jennifer.duncan@usu.edu

Family Night At Chick-Fil-A
Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm. Family Night at Chick-fil-A at Logan is FUN and FREE! We provide you with a craft for the kids, free face painting and balloon animals! You'll also get to hang out, take a picture with and dance with the Chick-fil-A cow! Location: 1323 N. Main St. Logan, UT 84341

Internet Cafe @ Logan Arthouse
Come and enjoy our cozy atmosphere, free wi-fi and custom specialty drinks! You can snack on all our regular concessions, too! http://www.loganarthouse.com/

Open Mic Night @ Logan Arthouse
Do you have a talent? Do you want to share it with Cache Valley? Come join us at the Arthouse every Wednesday from 7pm - 9pm and show us what you've got! Send us a Facebook message so that we can save you a spot. http://www.loganarthouse.com/

Free Macey's Class
Flowers! Our Maceys Floral Manager, Sarah P. will help us learn everything about flowers: from planting to cutting! Join us for a wonderful & beautiful class! 7-8pm (Give-aways) Seating is limited, so reserve a seat today at the Service Desk or call 753-3301. The next month’s schedule will be available on the 20th of each month. Check us out at http://www.maceys.com/ Ages 10 & up please.

To Preserve The Nation
Scott Bradley hosts a weekly class on the Constitution titled “To Preserve The Nation” at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays upstairs at The Book Table. There is no charge. For more information, call 753-2930 or 753-8844.

Benefit Concert
On Wednesday March 30 from 7-10 PM in the TSC Auditorium there will be a benefit concert for the seed program (a non profit organization to help start up businesses in underdeveloped countries). The bands that will be performing are Matt Ben Jackson, Nathan Spencer & the Low Key, and Welcome to the Woods. Cost will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door. To buy tickets contact Colby at 435-764-0513

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Wednesday, Mar 30 - 7:30PM This staged production of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is presented by the Theatre Student Association. (They sold out tonight. If you buy tickets print them out at home, they lost ours at Will Call and it took a good 15 minutes for them to figure it out) Location:Chase Fine Arts Center, Black Box Studio Theatre (That's the tiny one just Southeast of the Morgan) Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: $5, $3 for TSA members. Contact: Liz Gabbitas 801-949-1275 liz.gabbitas@aggiemail.usu.edu

Country Swing Dancing
Wednesday March 30th at 9pm there will be Country Swing Dancing at the Cache Valley Fun Park. 255 East 1770 North, North Logan UT 84341 http://www.cachevalleyfunpark.com/ 435-792-4000 $4

Tuesday 3/29/2011 Events

Spring Runoff Conference Tuesday, Mar 29 - All Day The 2011 Spring Runoff Conference will be held at the Eccles Conference Center on the Utah State University campus on March 29-30, 2011. Hosted by the USU Water Initiative, this annual meeting encourages the development of interdisciplinary research on water-related issues. The theme is “Water, Climate, and Sustainability of our Changing World.” Students, faculty and professionals from across the disciplines are encouraged to participate. Registration is FREE for students but required. Submit your abstract by March 1. Learn more about the conference on our website, https://wetwater.usu.edu/htm/conference Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty and the General Public. Admission Info: Registration is $50 but FREE for students. Registration is required. Contact: Gentri Green, USU Water Initiative 435-850-9029 gentri.green@usu.edu

Rotaract Club (Service) Tuesday Mar 29, 2011. Do some Service every other Tuesday in USU Library 302. Find out more by emailing roteractusu@gmail.com

Nancy Conway Lecture Nancy Conway, editor of the Salt Lake Tribune, will discuss "The Myth of the Dying Newspaper" Tuesday as part of the USU Department of Journalism & Communication's Morris Media & Society Lecture Series. It's this Tuesday from 9 to 10:15 AM in the Eccles Science Learning Center room 046 on the USU campus. This event is free and open to the general public. Contact: Ted Pease 435.797.3292 ted.pease@usu.edu

Student Showcase Tuesday, Mar 29 - 9:00AM to 2:00PM Utah State students celebrate their research, scholarship, & creative activity. Student Showcase is an annual symposium to display and recognize outstanding work done by students on research, scholarly, and creative projects. The program will include oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibitions, and recitals. Location: TSC, International Lounge. Open To: Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public. Website: http://researchweek.usu.edu/Contact: Joyce Kinkead 435-797-1706 joyce.kinkead@usu.edu

Joy of Depression Workshop Tuesday, Mar 29 - 11:00AM to 12:30PM Joy of Depression Workshop – One in three adults deal with major depression at some point during their life. Emotions are critical signals moving us to action. This five-session workshop is designed to understand both the biology and the psychology of depression in order to distinguish normal sadness from clinical depression. Participants will engage in self-assessment, discussion and review of video clips. Specific strategies in regulating and understanding the joy of depression will be discussed. You will receive the most benefit if you come to all five sessions, however you are welcome to sign-up for the session(s) that most interests you. Please check our website for descriptions of each session. By attending CAPS workshops you will be exposed to a variety of skills to help improve your quality of life and relationships. Workshops are FREE. Seating is limited. Contact CAPS at 797-1012 or stop by TSC 306 to reserve your seat. Location: Taggart Student Center - Room: 310 B. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Free. Website: http://www.usu.edu/counselingContact: Michelle Lerwill 435-797-1012 mailto:Lerwill435-797-1012michelle.lerwill@usu.edu

Undergraduate Research Awards Tuesday, Mar 29 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM Undergraduate researchers and faculty mentors of the year will be honored. Location: TSC, International Lounge. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://researchweek.usu.edu/Contact: Joyce Kinkead 435-797-1706 mailto:Kinkead435-797-1706joyce.kinkead@usu.edu

Biology Seminar: Creagh Breuner, PhD, Assoc. Prof., Div. of Bio. Sciences, UofMT Tuesday, Mar 29 - 3:00PM Seminar Title: "Environment, Physiology, and Behavior: A Role for Barometric Pressure in Predicting Storms?" Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. Location: Biology & Natural Resources building - Room: 202a. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://www.biology.usu.edu/htm/calendar/eventID=12315&#calendarTopContact: Susannah French 435-797-9175 susannah.french@usu.edu

Triple Nickel Wings Come down to the Beehive Grill for $0.15 wings from 3-5pm. 255 South Main Street, Logan, UT 84321. For more info call (435) 753-2600 or check out the website http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thebeehivegrill.com&ust=1301355402191000&usg=AFQjCNGXX4QoPPtI17UE31j1cLmIdSTiGg

Why Try? The Child & Family Support Center presents “Why Try” (for Ages 13 – 15). Why Try is an accredited program that helps youth overcome life’s daily pressures and challenges. Topics discussed: channeling anger into motivation, tearing off hurtful labels, making good decisions, overcoming hurdles, self-discipline and following rules. Classes held Tuesdays from 4p.m. to 5p.m. for 8 weeks. Classes held at the Child & Family Support Center, 380 W 1400 North in Logan. For more information: http://www.cachecfsc.org/ or call (435)752-8880.

The King James Bible After Four Centuries (A 400th Birthday Party) Tuesday, March 29, 4 p.m., Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 101. Join the fun. Birthday cake provided! Few influences on the United States' religious history have been more pervasive than the Bible – so pervasive that cultural observers often neglect to think through the influence, either ignoring it or taking it for granted. And no version of the Bible has done more to shape American religious consciousness than the King James Version, including its sway on all subsequent renditions. Remarkably, this 17th-century British Bible remains the second-best selling translation even in 21st century America. Come hear reflections on the rise of the KJV and its predecessors, its innovations, limitations, controversies, and virtues, and its impact in shaping law, language, and religion for nearly half a millennium. Location: Merrill-Cazier Library - Room: 101. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Free admission. Website: http://history.usu.edu/resources/1/upcoming%20events/KJV.pdfContact: Diane Buist 435-797-1300 diane.buist@usu.edu

Junior Violin Recital Junior violin recital with works by Bach, Bartok and Saint Saens. It will be held in the Tippets Gallery in the Chase Fine Arts Center on the USU campus. It will start at 6:30pm and go until around 7:30. For more information call 407.756.4135 or email kdawg210@hotmail.com

Spring Vegetarian Tuesday, March 29th at 6:30pm at Love To Cook At Kitchen Kneads! Spring is a wonderful time to enjoy all the vegetables that are coming into season. Tiffany Jeppsen has great recipes that you will enjoy taking advantage of all the great produce around. Whether you eat vegetarian all the time or just want to cut meat out of your meals a few nights a week this will be a great class. Menu: Roasted Pepper and Fresh Herb Ciabatta, Spiced Tofu with Asian Noodles, Edamame and Greens with Zesty Citrus Salad Dressing. Price: $15.00. For more information call 435-752-9220 or email christ@luvtocook.com

Robert Baxt Show and Lecture Tuesday March 29th from 7pm to 10pm at the Thatcher-Young Mansion International award winning comedy magician Robert Baxt is coming from Hollywood, California to perform at the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. His 7 p.m. performance will be followed by an 8 p.m. lecture for magicians. Admission: $5 & $20. For more information contact Richard Hatch, Phone: 435-932-0017 Email: richard@hatchacademy.com

USU Theatre Students Present Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog This staged production of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is presented by the USU Theatre Student Association. Cost: $5 and $3 TSA members. Location: The Blackbox Theatre in the USU Chase Fine Arts Center. For more information visit the website: http://www.arts.usu.edu/

Old Skool Skate Night @ Cache Valley Fun Park When: Tue Mar 29, 2011. Where: Cache Valley Fun Park. It starts at 9pm -11 pm. This day is also $2 Tuesday, so any activity this day costs only $2! Befriending the Fun Park on Facebook can give you great deals (especially on Old Skool Night) if you check their page before heading in.

Bake Sale For Japan!



Wednesday, March 30th is the day of the live online auction Bake Sale For Japan, organized by The Tomato Tart. To preview the participating bloggers and their offerings, go here...

http://www.thetomatotart.com/

All proceeds go to Second Harvest Japan. SHJ gets a much needed boost to help fill long term food needs in the disaster areas, and you get a fabulous treat from an amazing food blogger. Please repost this on your blogs, facebook, twitter, etc. Don't have any of that stuff? Please send out an email to anyone you think might be interested.

PS-My offering is up on The Tomato Tart's preview right now. Salted Saffron Caramel with Cashews. If you win you can choose any nut, candy, or other mix-in you like (bacon goes great with caramel!) If you are in the Cache Valley area I can deliver it to a business or public place the same day I make it. If you are out of the valley I can ship it anywhere in the world.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Monday 3/28/2011 Events

"For The Children" Spring Online Auction Fundraiser March 28, 7:30AM-6:00PM. Participate in the Children’s Service Society Spring Online Auction March 28-30 for Utah children who are currently being raised by relatives, primarily because of their parent’s drug usage. All the money raised for the auction will go to CSS’s Grandfamilies Relatives as Parents program. The goal for this event is $6,500 which will help fund crisis intervention services. For more information or to make a donation go to http://www.cssutah.org/ or call 801-355-7444.


Pedro Flores ~ Guadalahara Medical School Monday, Mar 28 - 9:00AM to 1:00PM Mr. Flores will speak with students about the Guadalajara Medical School in the Biology Advising Center (BNR 101). Location: Biology & Natural Resources building - Room:BNR 101. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://www.biology.usu.edu/htm/calendar/eventID=11870&#calendarTop Contact: Natasha Nay 435-797-2577 natasha.nay@usu.edu


Mom or Dad & Me ice skating sessions Mom or Dad & Me sessions are held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Eccles Ice Center, 2825 N. 200 East. For $6 a session, pre-school age children skate for free with a paying adult and receive a complimentary hot chocolate. Call 787-2288 or visit http://www.ecclesice.com/ for more information.


Preschool Playhouse At Chick-Fil-A Join us at Chick-fil-A at Logan for a fun time! We provide a craft, story time, singing and playdough time. And it's completely FREE! Every Monday from 10am-Noon! Location: 1323 N. Main St. Logan, UT 84341


Ellen Eccles Theatre Tour Tours commence at 10:30 Am every Monday & Friday, except for show days & holidays. CVCA tours are free and take about 30 minutes. Groups larger than 15 should make reservations by calling the CVCA Ticket Office at 435-752-0026.


Free Family History Classes Logan Family History Center Class Schedule -- All classes are FREE! Class sizes are limited. All classes located at the Logan Tabernacle. First classes begin the week of Jan 3rd. Over 60 classes are being offered from Jan to Mar 2011. Subjects such as ancestry.com, Legacy, Roots Magic, Ancestral Quest, new familySearch, Danish Research, Hispanic Research, US Research, Scottish Research and many more are being offered. To assure a seat please Register in Advance, Phone 435-755-5594. To see a list of classes and obtain a class handout go to: www.rootsweb.com/~utcfhc - click on "Classes" then "Class Handout"


D. Wynne Thorne Lecture 2011 Monday, Mar 28 - 1:00PM to 1:30PM Steve Scheiner, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and 2010 D. Wynne Thorne research award winner, will give the annual address. Location: USU Haight Alumni Center. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://researchweek.usu.edu/ Contact: Anna McEntire 435-797-7680 anna.mcentire@usu.edu


International Research Reception Monday, Mar 28 - 3:30PM to 5:00PM Please join us to honor the recipient of the first USU International Research Award, given to an outstanding faculty member who has shown exemplary involvement in global projects. A poster series will highlight USU’s international legacy and reach. Location: Merrill-Cazier Library. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public Website: http://researchweek.usu.edu/ Contact: Anna McEntire 435-797-7680 anna.mcentire@usu.edu


Rock Haus Family Night $7 Monday is Family Night $7.00/person minimum of 2 after 5:00 PM. Must be immediate family. 1780 NORTH 200 EAST, NORTH LOGAN, UTAH 84321. For more information contact: Rockhaus Climbing Gym, phone: 435.713.0068, fax: 435.713.0069


Family Night Ice Skating The Eccles Ice Center offers Family Night from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Mondays at the center, 2825 N. 200 East, North Logan. Up to eight people can skate for $30, including skates. Call 752-1170 for an updated, daily schedule as times are subject to change. For more information, call 787-2288.


Carol Warbuton Introduces Her New Book Be the first to hear about the new book "Just Shy of Paradise," by Carole Thayne Warburton. She will be speaking at the Hyrum Library (50 W. Main Hyrum, U 84319) on March 28th at 7:00 p.m. You will also be able to purchase the book that night for the first time! The book is set in Paradise, UT. For more information contact Angie Anderson Phone: 245-6411 or Email: aanderson@hyrumlibrary.com


Cosmic Bowling The Fun Park has Cosmic Bowling, Monday night from 7PM to Close. Bowling Prices starting at $3. 255 East 1770 North, North Logan UT 84341, 435-792-4000.


Logan High Performs Dr. Horrible's Sing-ALong Blog
Logan High's Performance Club Performs "Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog," March 28th, 31st, and April 1st. The show stars Dane Brady and Timo Rasmussen doubling in the Title Role of Dr. horrible, Austin Burgess as the cocky hero Captain Hammer, Justeena Harris the adorable love interest, Penny, and Jared Oliphant, the slick best friend, among many others. Come support the arts in the Valley by coming to the show! It plays at 7 pm all nights, admission is free, and is for all ages! Location: Logan High School Auditorium, 162 West 100 South Logan, UT 84321. For more information contact Ali McGregor Email: LHSperformanceclub@gmail.com


USU Theatre Students Present Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog This staged production of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is presented by the USU Theatre Student Association. Cost: $5 and $3 TSA members. Location: The Blackbox Theatre in the USU Chase Fine Arts Center. For more information visit the website: http://www.arts.usu.edu/


Caine Chamber Ensembles Scholarship ensembles from USU's Caine College of the Arts features a brass quintet, a woodwind quintet,a percussion quartet, sax quartet along with a tuba/euphonium choir and trombone ensemble. Admission: Free! Location: USU Performance Hall. For more information contact: CCA Box Office Phone: 435-797-8022 Email: ccatickets@usu.edu


Adams Elementary 75th Anniversary You are cordially invited to help Adams Elementary School (530 N 400 East, Logan) celebrate its 75th anniversary by attending Literacy Night – Monday night from 6p.m. to 7:30p.m. The entire community along with current and former students and faculty are invited to help celebrate Adams’ Legacy of Literacy. Please enter the school through the west doors and proceed to the auditorium for student activities, adult mingling and treats. (Handicap access is available on the north end of the school). Come help celebrate a great school. For more information: (Natasha Ridenour 755-6830).

Saturday, March 26, 2011

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Saturday 3/26/2011 Events

Native Plant Propagation Workshop
USU Extension, Cache County Master Gardeners and the Utah Native Plant Society are holding a workshop about inexpensively propagating and growing native and waterwise plants for use in the yard. Three separate workshops times are available: Wed, March 23rd at 7p.m. and Saturday, March 26th 9a.m. or 2p.m. Cost is $25 to register. Participants are provided planting materials and actually plant seeds during the workshop. Between 20-25 separate species will be available. A workbook detailing the various plants at the workshop and how to care for them will also be provided. All workshops will be held at the teaching greenhouse on the USU campus located at 1390 N 800 East. For more information: (435-752-6263).

Yard Sale for Charity
Yard sale to raise money for the SEED program, which is sponsored by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Contact: Samantha Tervort 435-720-7983 samantha.tervort@aggiemail.usu.edu Website: http://huntsman.usu.edu/seed/ Time: 9am-2pm, Date: Saturday March 26, 2011. Location: 230 N. 200 E Logan, UT 84321

Roller Hockey
Saturday, Mar 26 - 10:00AM to 12:30PM Pick-up games of roller hockey hosted by the USU Roller Hockey Club. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, e-mail nolan@schoolyardpuck.com We welcome all skill levels to come play roller hockey every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. We require you to have skates and a stick. Shin guards and gloves are suggested, but like all protective equipment, it is not required. Some of us have extras to borrow/buy, but you'll need to ask in advance. We don't allow fighting or checking and we ask that everyone shows some hustle when you're playing. We usually play at Bridger Elementary, but the location is dependent on weather. Please contact me if you have any questions about location, equipment, or anything else. Hope to see you out there! Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Free. Website: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=104503415990&v=info Contact:Nolan Garrity 435-512-6747

Saturdays at the Museum
Saturday, March 26th, 10am to 4pm. Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology is hosting a presentation based on the book Traces of Fremont: Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah by USU Professor Steven Simms and featuring the spectacular photography of Francois Gohier. Photographers often leave it to their images to tell a story. In contrast, archaeologists usually don't stray too far from a story reconstructed from ancient material remains. This Saturday, the museum explores the intertwined paths of both photographer and archaeologist as Francois' photography explores and captures the nature of ancient Fremont society, religion, and worldview. More than a recitation of Fremont artifacts, rock art and culture history, Professor Simms’ presentation draws attention to the nuances of a long vanished culture, highlighting the strides archaeologists have made towards piecing together the many facets of Fremont life ways and Traces of Fremont is their collaboration. In addition to the presentation, children will have a chance to create their own rock art. Location: USU Museum of Anthropology, Old Main room 252. Admission: FREE!

Bridal Faire
Saturday, March 26th at 10:00-5:00 p.m. Location: Riverwoods Conference Center (615 S Riverwoods Pkwy). Admission: Free. Fashion shows as 12, 2, and 4

Making the Most of Your Food Processor
March 26, 11am, at Love To Cook At Kitchen Kneads! The food processor can be used to help you prepare almost every meal! Whether you've just received one for the first time or you've had one sitting in the kitchen unused for years, it's time to get cooking! Jenny Beykirch will help you understand all that your food processor can do for you and more. Don't miss out on this great class! Menu: Savory Apple Galette, Smoky Fajitas, Super-Speedy Salsa, Lemon Pound Cake. Price: $15.00. For more information call 435.752.9220 or email christ@luvtocook.com

Backyard Harvesting: Putting Worms To Work
Saturday, March 26th, 1pm to 3pm. This is the first workshop in Stokes Nature Center's "Backyard Harvest" series, which will cover multiple backyard gardening topics. This workshop focuses on how to create your own worm composting bin. For more information contact the Stokes Nature Center at 435.755.3239 or go to http://www.logannature.org/

Dan Birschbach Performing
Dan Birschbach will sing at 3pm at the Pioneer Valley Lodge, 2351 N 400 W in North Logan. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 435.792.0353.

Live Music
The Western Singing Duo Tumbleweeds, will perform Saturday at the Cracker Barrel Cafe in Paradise from 6pm to Closing.

Live Music
Acoustic rock duo "RacecaR RacecaR" featuring vocalist/guitarist Jett Fesler and pianist Brandon Lee, will perform live at Pier 49 San Francisco Pizza in Providence, from 6pm to 8pm.

USU Independent Music Club Presents: Eyes Lips Eyes
Saturday, Mar 26 - 7:30PM to 11:00PM The USU Independent Music Club is putting on a concert featuring bands: Eyes Lips Eyes and Chasing Kings from California, with locals Buffalo and Till We Have Faces. Location of concert is at the Lundstrom Student Living Center. $3 at the door. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Lundstrom Student Living Center, $3 at the door. Website: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=178302612213384 Contact: Amy Nguyen 435.764.0011 a.nguyen@aggiemail.usu.edu

Live Music at Crumb Bros.
The Bridger Folk Music Society presents a concert with Spook Handy at 7:30pm on Saturday at Crumb Brothers Bakery, 291 S 300 W in Logan. Tickets are $13 and available at the door or by calling 435.757.3468. Seating is very limited, so advance purchase is recommended.

The Secret Garden
Heritage Theatre in Perry is presenting its last two performances of "The Secret Garden" this Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, at 7:30 PM. For Reservations, call (435) 723-8392. Location: 2505 South Hwy 89, Perry, UT.

Once Upon A Mattress
The Old Barn Community Theatre in Collinston, UT presents its finally performance of "Once Upon A Mattress" Saturday night, March 26th. Show starts at 7:30pm, doors open half an hour before the show. Call for reservations (435-458-2276) or get more information at http://www.oldbarn.org/

Concert at Why Sound
Saturday, March 26th - Iji w/A Sometimes Army, Sammy Pond (Indie/Alternative/Rock). Contact: Tim Moes 435-363-4700 info@whysound.com Website: http://www.whysound.com/
Time: 8:00 pm. Location: Why Sound, 30 Federal Ave, Logan, UT 84321. Cost: $5 - $6

Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog - LIVE at USU!



Ok all you Joss Whedon fans this post is for you

Monday March 28th, Tuesday March 29th, and Wednesday March 30th the USU Theatre Student Association is presenting their live version of Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog! You may now geek out, don't worry I'll wait...


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OK, now you're just pushing it. On to the details!

3 glorious nights of musical mayhem in the USU Chase Fine Arts Center, Studio Theatre starting at 7:30pm every night. Ticket sales are open to USU Students/Alumni/Faculty/Staff and the General Public (Lucky You!). Tickets are $3 for TSA members and $5 for us mere mortals, but it is a small price to pay for this paragon production of musical theatre. For more information Contact: Liz Gabbitas 801-949-1275 or email mailto:%20801-949-1275%20liz.gabbitas@aggiemail.usu.edu (and before you ask, no Nathan Fillion nor Neil Patrick Harris are involved in the production in anyway. Don't look at me in that tone of voice, I'm sure it will still be brilliant).

Go here to purchase tickets online http://arts.usu.edu/htm/events/articleID=12322

Wait, you in the back, what did you say? You've never heard of Joss Whedon or his "singsong blog"?!?! Next you'll be telling me that you've never heard of Firefly? What the...?!?! You're killing me!

OK, OK, don't get all snippy, I'll fill you in. Do you watch TV? Right, you don't live under a rock, Dougie Howser MD is Dr. Horrible. What do you mean you've never heard of Dougie Howser MD? Oh you're 18, still not an excuse. Have you seen How I Met Your Mother? YES, Barney is awesomeness, he is also Dr. Horrible. Right, now that we have that established, have you seen the show Castle? Castle is Dr. Hammer (although he'll always be Cap'n Mal to me).


Wait a second, I don't have all day to explain this to you. Go here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Horrible%27s_Sing-Along_Blog and read it at your leisure.

Done? Now that was easy wasn't it? What do you mean you've got class/work/bunco/curing cancer to do those nights?!?! Completely unacceptable! Do you have to to make it to this show, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll sing, and we will still respect you in the morning.

Kearns couple falls victim to title scam - ksl.com

Kearns couple falls victim to title scam - ksl.com

I work in the auto loan industry, we see and hear about scams all the time. ALWAYS BE SUSPICIOUS! Call the DMV, title in hand, while you are still with the seller and before you pay them. Make sure there aren't any liens on the vehicle. It pays to be cautious.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bake Sale For Japan - Salted Saffron Caramel with Cashews



This is my contribution to the Tomato Tart's Blog Auction to raise money for Second Harvest Japan. Click on her link in the food blog list or go here for more information http://www.thetomatotart.com/

(Please forgive the lousy photo quality, I still haven't replaced my broken camera yet.)


Ingredients:
1 cup butter
2 cups plus 1 TBSP sugar
2 cups cream
1 1/2 cups light karo syrup
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 TBSP vanilla extract
pinch of saffron
1 1/2 cups chopped cashews
30 whole cashews

Equipment:
Large non-stick sauce pan or stock pot
Reliable candy thermometer
heat resistant rubber scraper or wooden spoon
8x8 pan or 9x13 pan or jelly roll pan (depending on how thick you want your caramel to be)
parchment paper (if you prefer not to butter the pan)
Mortar and pestle or spice grinder
Plastic wrap or airtight container







Compound 1 TBSP sugar with 2 small pinches of saffron, add to remaining 2 cups of sugar.



In a large non-stick sauce pan over low heat melt butter, karo, salt, 1 cup cream, sugar. Allow to come to a boil, stirring occasionally.



Once it boils slowly stir in remaining cup of cream.



Allow to come to a boil again, cook until it reaches 235 F on a candy thermometer. If you want a harder/chewier caramel (almost toffee consistency**) allow it to reach soft ball stage, 240 F. If you want a very soft, almost runny caramel (for sauces or ice cream topping) cook it to about 5 degrees below thread (Thread is 230F). Once it reaches your desired temperature immediately remove it from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Pour into a buttered pan or a pan lined with parchment paper.



While you are patiently waiting for your caramel to boil to the desired temperature over low heat (don't cheat and try to rush it by raising it to medium or high, it will become a brick), line your pan with parchment or butter it. Place the chopped cashews on the bottom (if you want them mixed into the caramel you can add them to the pan when you add the vanilla).



Once you have mixed in the vanilla pour the caramel into the prepared pan and place the whole cashews on top. Allow to cool.



Cut into squares and dip in chocolate or serve plain immediately. If you are giving it as a gift or storing it, wrap it immediately and then store the wrapped pieces in an airtight container.





**If you are cooking it to a hard toffee consistency you will want to butter a jelly roll pan and pour the caramel into that. Once it cools break it with a clean hammer into bite sized pieces.

Friday 3/25/2011 Events

Meditation
Friday March 25th from 8am to 9:30am there will be a meditation session at Citrus and Sage. This event is free! Location: 130 N 100 E, Logan, UT.

Ladies Bowling League
Ladies bowling league Friday mornings. Come and have fun and get out of the house. No experience required! This is a handicap league. Weekly on Friday at 9:30 AM until 12:00 PM. Phone: Roseanne 753-2647 Arlene 245-3188. Email: ttalltony@aol.com

Japan Fundraiser
Friday, Mar 25 - 10:00AM to 3:00PM The USU Japan Club is collecting donations to help Japan after the recent disaster. It is possible to donate any amount. A paper crane is giving in appreciation for the donation. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Contact: Atsuko Neely 435-797-1365 atusko.neely@usu.edu

Theatre Tour
Tours of the Ellen Eccles Theatre run from 10:30am to 11am every Monday & Friday, except for show days & holidays. CVCA tours are free and take about 30 minutes. Groups larger than 15 should make reservations by calling the CVCA Ticket Office at 435-752-0026.

Seniors Bingo
Friday, March 25th from Noon to 2pm the Hyrum Senior Citizen Center will be hosting Bingo. Location: 675 E Main St, Hyrum, UT 84319.

FREE Macey's Cooking Class
Lovely Legumes! …otherwise known as peas & beans! The Food $ense girls will share wonderful, low-cost Vegetable recipes that are sure to please! Join us for great food & healthy ideas. Noon-1pm. Seating is limited, so reserve a seat today at the Service Desk or call 753-3301. The next month’s schedule will be available on the 20th of each month. Check us out at http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.maceys.com&ust=1300993392568000&usg=AFQjCNFDhEesF1FyGnFYiEy-mbQu6gLDAw Ages 10 & up. Location: Macey's in Providence.

Mary Pendergast, Doctoral Candidate Dissertation Defense, Dept. of Biology, USU
Friday, Mar 25 - 1:30PM Dissertation title: "Community-Level Effects of Vegetation Architecture and Prey Availability: A Ground-Dwelling Arthropod Study in a Shrub-Steppe Ecosystem." Refreshments will be served at 1:15 p.m. Location: Biology & Natural Resources building - Room: 202a. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://www.biology.usu.edu/htm/calendar/eventID=12314#calendarTopContact: James MacMahon 435-797-3515 jim.macmahon@usu.edu

Live Music at Pier 49 Pizza
Local guitar/vocal artist Keiyana Osmond will perform at 6pm at Pier 49 Pizza in Providence. She will be followed by Isael Torres at 7pm. No cover charge, tips are appreciated.

Junior Viola Recital
Junior Viola Recital, Bethany Pereboom. Friday, March 25th, 6:30pm at St. John's Episcopal church in Logan (on the corner of 100 north and 100 East). This event is FREE!

Hyrum Royalty Pageant
March 25th, 7pm-9pm. Hyrum will be hosting its annual Royalty Pageant at the Hyrum Civic Center. Citizens, family and friends are invited to attend. This event spotlights all the wonderful girls we have in Hyrum. We hope you will consider participating. If you have further questions, you may contact Stephanie Miller at 770-0481. Location: 83 W Main St, Hyrum, UT 84319

Science Unwrapped - 'Red Trees and Black Beetles'
Friday, Mar 25 - 7:00PM to 8:30PM As outdoor enthusiasts head for the region’s national forests this spring, they’ll encounter shriveled, rust-colored sentinels in the wake of continued ravages by tiny insects. "Residents of Utah and other western states are noticing more and more dead trees in local forests and wondering, 'What's going on?'" says Barbara Bentz, research entomologist with Logan's U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. Bentz, who serves as an adjunct associate professor in USU's Department of Wildland Resources, is featured speaker for Science Unwrapped's March 25 presentation, "Red Trees and Black Beetles: Climate Influences Bark Beetle Population Success." The presentation is free and all ages are invited. Refreshments and hands-on activities follow the presentation. Location: Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium - Room: 130. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Free! Website:
http://www.usu.edu/science/unwrapped/htm/mar-25-climate-series-red-trees-and-black-beetlesContact: Mary-Ann Muffoletto 435-797-3517 maryann.muffoletto@usu.edu

The Vibrant Sound, J. Wride, The Neighbors- Sig Ep Concert Series #3
Friday, Mar 25 - 7:00PM to 10:30PM The Vibrant Sound, j.wride, and the Neighbors are rockin' the Sig Ep House on March 25th!$3 @ Door. Limited space: 1st 250 RSVP's on facebook guaranteed entry. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104946572914272#wall_postsContact: Travis Chambers 503-415-9429 travis.allen.chambers@aggiemail.usu.edu

Call of Duty Black Ops Tournament
Friday, Mar 25 - 7:00PM to 11:55PM This Call of Duty Black Ops Tournament is to help raise money for the SEED program at USU. The XBOX tournament will be held at 7 p.m. in the Lundstrom Center on the USU campus. Bring your friends and just a $7 entry fee for the chance to compete for amazing prizes. Prizes include: 24" computer monitor, 2 TB external hard drive, Canon wireless Printer, 16 GB Flash Drive, and DVDs. Open To: USU Students and the General Public. Admission Info: $7. Website: http://usublops.0sites.org/Contact:
Michelle Mattson 801-739-4985 michelle.mattson@comcast.net

An Evening In Brazil
Friday, March 25th, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. The ensemble will perform music by Brazilian composers from the Bossa Nova movement with an emphasis on music by Antonio Carlos Jobim. The ensemble will explore Brazilian rhythms and music with a jazzy flair, said Michael Christiansen, USU's director of the guitar studies program. Admission: $15 for general admission and $8 for USU students. Location: USU Performance Hall. For More information contact the CCA Box Office by Phone: 435-797-8022 or Email: ccatickets@usu.edu

Brendan James and Matt White Live in Concert
Brendan James and Matt White Live in Concert March 25th from 7:30-10:00 p.m. at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema (795 N Main). Doors at 6:30. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 day of, get tickets at http://smithstix.com/ or Arthouse box office

The Antics Comedy Improv
The Antics Comedy Improv. Every Friday Night at 10:30pm at The Logan Arthouse and Cinema 795 N Main. Admission: $5

200 North Road Closure

UDOT is advising local residents that State Route 30 (200 North) will CLOSE at it’s intersection with 10th West nightly from 6p.m. to 6a.m. for approx. 2 weeks. The closure is to assist crews working on the 10th West Reconstruction Project to work along with Logan City Public Works to facilitate utility relocations through the area. During this time 10th West will be open. Motorists and truckers who normally use SR 30 on a regular basis will need to use a detour route during the closures. Motorists are asked to drive cautiously and obey local speed limits while on Logan City streets.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thursday 3/24/2011 Events

Japan Fundraiser
Thursday, Mar 24 - 10:00AM to 3:00PM The USU Japan Club is collecting donations to help Japan after the recent disaster. It is possible to donate any amount. A paper crane is given in appreciation for the donation. Donations can be made at the TSC Information Booth and in the foyer of the Merrill-Cazier Library. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Contact: Atusko Neely 435-797-1365 atsuko.neely@usu.edu

University of Western States Chiropractic ~ Lester Partna
Thursday, Mar 24 - 10:00AM to 11:30AM Mr. Partna will discuss chiropractic colleges, specifically the program at the University of Western States. Location: Biology & Natural Resources building - Room:202a. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://www.biology.usu.edu/htm/calendar/eventID=11945#calendarTop Contact: Yvonne Kobe 435-797-2577 yvonne.kobe@usu.edu

Biology Dept. Head Candidate Vision Statement: Tim Gilbertson, Biology, USU
Thursday, Mar 24 - 10:00AM to 11:00AM Presentation title: "Visioning: USU's Department of Biology in the Next Five Years" Location: USU Merrill-Cazier Library - Room:101. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Website: http://www.usu.edu/science/htm/biology-department-head-search Contact: Janice Miller
435-797-2488 janice.miller@usu.edu

Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness
Thursday, Mar 24 - 10:00AM to 2:00PM Utah currently leads the nation in prescription drug abuse, and in 2007, unintentional prescription drug overdose was the number one cause of accidental deaths in the state, outnumbering car crashes. Visit booths located in the TSC basement March 23, and the Merrill-Cazier Library entry March 23-24 for more information. Expired, unused, and unwanted drugs can be dropped off at the new disposal site located in the Campus Police Department (850 East 1250 North). Location: USU Taggart Student Center. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Contact: Ryan Barfuss 435-797-1540 ryan.barfuss@usu.edu

Social Skills Workshop
Thursday, Mar 24 - 11:30AM to 1:00PM Social Skills Workshop – Learn communication, assertiveness, and social skills and ways to increase your support system. By attending CAPS workshops you will be exposed to a variety of skills to help improve your quality of life and relationships. Workshops are FREE. Seating is limited. Contact CAPS at 797-1012 or stop by TSC 306 to reserve your seat. Location: USU Taggart Student Center - Room:310 B. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Free. Website: http://www.usu.edu/counseling Contact: Michelle Lerwill 435-797-1012 michelle.lerwill@usu.edu

Neighborhood Nonprofit Open House
Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing is pleased to announce an Open House celebrating the completion of 14 houses built by owner-builders in the Mutual Self Help Housing Program. The houses will be available to see on Thursday, March 24th from 4p.m. to 630p.m. The homes are located in the Zollinger Acres Subdivision at 1400 West 3390 South in Nibley. Open House signs will be posted in front of participating houses. The community is invited to come and walk through these homes and learn more about this affordable housing program that makes home ownership possible through sweat equity. For more information: (435-753-1112) or go to http://www.nnhc.net/

Mindfulness Workshop
Thursday, Mar 24 - 4:00PM to 5:00PM Mindfulness Workshop – This four-session experiential workshop will help participants learn mindfulness skills for managing stress and living more fully in the present moment. Participants will be introduced to the concept of mindfulness, and a variety of activities related to mindfulness meditation, including the body scan, sitting meditation, and walking meditation. Participants’ experiences with mindful awareness and mindfulness activities will be discussed, and suggestions for daily practice will be provided. By attending CAPS workshops you will be exposed to a variety of skills to help improve your quality of life and relationships. Workshops are FREE. Seating is limited. Contact CAPS at 797-1012 or stop by TSC 306 to reserve your seat. Location: USU Taggart Student Center - Room: 310 B. Open To: USU Students Alumni Faculty Staff and the General Public. Admission Info: Free. Website: http://www.usu.edu/counseling Contact: Michelle Lerwill 435-797-1012 michelle.lerwill@usu.edu

Open Mic Night @ Citrus & Sage
Thursday, March 24th 5pm-7pm 130 N 100 E in downtown Logan, Utah. 435-787-4080

Open Cafe @ Logan Arthouse & Cinema
Thursday March 24th 6pm-12am 130 N 100 E in downtown Logan, Utah. HOURS: Monday thru Saturday 7am to 7pm unless there is an event scheduled to last longer. 435-787-4080

Free Avalanche Awareness Class For Snowmobilers
The Utah Avalanche Center is holding a FREE avalanche awareness class for snowmobilers on Thursday March 24th at 6pm at Renegade Sports in Nibley. We will also have a group ride on Saturday for those that are interested. Call 757-2794 for more info.

The Knotty Knitters
The Knotty Knitters meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Senior Citizen Center in Logan. Everyone is invited to work on their crochet, knitting, needlework, cross-stitch projects and more. For more information, contact Cathy at 752-3923.

Simply Scones
March 24th 6:30pm at Love To Cook At Kitchen Kneads. These traditional English breads are simply wonderful. Spread them with jam or lemon curd for a brunch, make savory scones as a side dish for dinner, or just snack on them! Anne Parrish has the most wonderful recipes for scones. They are soon to become your favorite treat. Menu: Orange Glazed Blueberry Scones, Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze, Triple Cinnamon Scones, Apple Cheddar Scones, Maple-Oatmeal Scones. Price: $15.00. For more information call 435-752-9220 or email chris@luvtocook.com

USU Big Band Swing Club Dances
Everyone is invited to come Big Band Swing Dance the night away. We dance every week and provide lessons till 7:50 PM. $15 for club membership for the semester and get a free T-shirt or $2 a week. Weekly on Thursday at 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM from September 2, 2010 until May 26, 2011 Location: USU HYPER building Room 215, 7th North Logan Utah. Email: swing.usu@gmail.com Link: http://www.usu.edu/swing

Emilee Bradley in Senior Piano Recital
Thursday, Mar 24 - 7:30PM Pianist Emilee Bradley, will perform works by Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. Free admission. Held at the USU Performance Hall. Open To: USU Students and the General Public. Admission Info: Free. Contact:Emilee Bradley 435.760.3564 bradley.emilee@gmail.com

Dance United - Social Dance
Dance United Come learn social dance or expand your already amazing skills! Cha Cha, Swing, Salsa, Foxtrot, Waltz, ect. Thursday nights from 8-11 in FAC room 104 (the band room). It's free your first time but every time after that it's $2 for non members, $1 for members. Included dance lessons are from 8-9.