Your Brain on Art

Research in the Arts Day is an annual celebration of research and creative works in the Caine College of the Arts. It features student-created performances, exhibitions, and scholarly projects.

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Keynote Panel: Your Brain on Arts

10am-11:15am
Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall
Watch the Keynote Panel Here!

Have you ever wondered why certain songs stay with you forever, or famous works of art bring people to tears? Spoiler alert: it's all in your head. Join a panel of professionals from varying fields who've studies the impact of the arts on our brains to engage in a conversation about the science behind the aesthetic reaction.

Panelist: 
Anjan Chatterjee (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) 
Thalia Goldstein (George Mason University Dept of Psychology)
Sara Freeman (USU Department of Biology) 
Colby Tofel-Grehl (USU School of Teacher Education & Leadership)

Student Awards Ceremony 2022

USU Student Awards Ceremony

11:30am-12:30pm
Library

Come Celebrate the achievements of yoru friends and classmates as students are rewarded for this year's incredible research work!

Networking

RAD Networking Reception

1:30pm-2:30pm
Impact Commons

The world is small. The arts world is smaller. Join us for a reception that encourages artists of different disciplines to mingle and form new connections over refreshments. All are welcome!

Money Bills in hand

Student Grant Writing Panel

2:30pm-3:30pm
FAV 264

You've got the idea. You've got the passion. What's left? The cash to make it happen. We've assembled a panel of experienced grant writers who are ready to help you find the funding for your dream project...and give you the right words to get it. 

Panelist:
Olivia Brock (Summer Arts Research Grant Recipient)
Marissa Devey (URCO Grant Recipient)
Kendall Becker (Asst. Director of the Science Writing Center)
Wendi Hassan (Director of Cache Valley Center for the Arts)

Additional Events

Art is meant to be shared, and the Caine College of the Arts is thrilled to be able to share with you presentations from each department that show off the hard work their students have been doing. 

9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 Opening Night

7:30pm
Morgan Theatre

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Pushed to the boiling point, three femail coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy--giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she? 9 to 5: The Musical features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the book by Patricia Resnick.  

Sergio Bernal directing Orchestra

Symphonic Band Spring Concert

7:30pm
Daines Concert Hall

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The Symphonic Band is a 90-member ensemble made up of students who enjoy music-making in a large band setting. The Fall Symphonic Band performs one concert at the end of the semester, while the Spring Symphonic Band performs two concerts. The membership of the Symphonic Band represents USU's finest students from all disciplines on campus who enjoy continuing their band experience while pursuing the degree program of their choice.

Money Bills in hand

MFA Exhibition

9am-5pm
Tippetts Gallery

Max Saunders MFA Thesis show "Artifact" is a collection of woodfired vessels. His work explores gestural mark-making using both functional and sculptural vessels as a canvas. Forms range from teaports, and cups to large vessels that seem to reference archeological relics and geological processes. Texture, time, and material processes play an important role in the work.