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September 8, 2011

Exhibit documents change of early homes in Utah Photographer George Anderson traveled throughout Utah during the 19th and 20th centuries

The R u s sianb o r n American poet and writer Joseph Brodsky wrote, “No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there—well or poorly.” An exhibit of photographs at USU Eastern’s Gallery East seeks to illustrate the dichotomies of persistence and change in Utah homes over time. Photographer George Edward Anderson traveled throughout Central Utah during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During his travels he shot portraits of families outside their homes and also took general “environmental portraits.”

Noel Carmack

USU-Eastern Art Department

Architectural Historian Peter Goss has returned to many of those places and re-photographed them. His exhibit of both the original and contemporary photographs in central Utah (Utah, Sanpete, and Emery counties) provides a look at change and continuity over the last century. The exhibit is based on researching the extensive collection of Anderson’s negatives in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at BYU. Once the existing sites were identified, they were rephotographed using a large format (5” X 7”) wooden filed camera, not unlike the type of camera used by Anderson. The concept of re-photography,” Goss explains, “is an accepted practice among documentary photographers and usually

results in pairs of photographs (original and contemporary). These pairs may be considered from a number of viewpoints such as the effects of time and change.” The exhibit features 16 pairs of pairs of photographs---each showing a contact print of Anderson’s negative and a contact print of Goss’s re-photograph on the right. “ According to Goss, Anderson’s photographs illustrate various stages in the lives of individuals, couples and families on the streets, in their places of business, and in their homes and apartments. “As an architectural historian and documentary photographer, I find Anderson’s ‘environmental portraits’ important architecturally and culturally and, as seen in this exhibition, some ex-

amples appear to be little changed, while others have received varying degrees of modification to suit different fashions and lifestyles over the intervening 90100 years.” Goss’s re-photography project was financially supported by a creative research grant from the University of Utah’s Research Committee and the Utah Humanities Council’s Delmont Oswald Research Fellowship. This exhibit is partially supported with monies from the Utah Arts Council’s Grant Program. Peter L. Goss is professor emeritus of architectural history at the College of Architecture & Planning, University of Utah and has written on 19th and 20th century American architecture. In addition to photodocumenting the

historic architecture of the intermountain West, Goss enjoys photographing the range sheep industry of the same region. The exhibit, titled “The Rephotography of George Edward Anderson’s Environmental Portraits,” will be displayed at USU Eastern’s Gallery East from Sept. 6 through Oct. 6. Goss will be on hand during an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. Students, faculty, and visitors are welcome to attend. Gallery East is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is closed Fridays, weekends, and holidays. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the gallery at: 435-613-5327; or contact Noel Carmack at: 435-613-5241 or noel. carmack@usu.edu.

How to make the most out of the college life . . . Once you are in college, the work begins

Dr. Alex Herzog associate vice chancellor for student services

You did it, you made it to college. Congratulations, but now the work begins. A college education is only worth what you put in to it. Put in little effort and you get little out of it. However the reverse is also true put in a lot of effort and you will gain much from your college experience. So what can you do to get the most out of your college education? Here are the top 6 things (based on my experience in working with college students) you can do to make the most out of going to college; P ractice Time Management. In high school your time is controlled (for the most part) by parental units or the school. In college, you control your time and that means learning how to manage it. Failing to learn to manage your time could cost you

the ability to graduate in time and having to take and pay for an extra semester. Advice: My advice: get a planner and use it. Write down all assignment due date sand do some backwards planning. Plan your fun time and your study time. Stay Healthy. We all need to exercise or stay active. Studies indicate that exercise improves your mental well being and that can help make you a better student. We at USU Eastern are so fortunate to be surrounded by the great outdoors and outdoor activities like mountain biking, kayaking and hiking. Take advantage of the trips offered through Carbon County Recreation. If you like sports, try Intramurals on campus. Check with the BDAC to find out what is being planned for Intramural activities or ask about the numerous physical education classes you can take. Also, be particular about where and what you eat. Make a conscious choice

and choose healthy alternatives. Spirituality is a wellness area that is often overlooked in college although it’s an important element in student success. My advice: Sleep at least 8 hours a day, st ay active and eat right. (hit the salad bar at the campus cafeteria, best salad bar in P r ice, U T ) Make an effort to schedule exercise and connect wit h you r Dr. Alex Herzog spiritual needs. Don’t be another face in the crowd! Stand up and be recognized. The way to do that is to get involved on campus. Join a club and go to the activities on campus. Research indicates

that students that get involved on campus are more likely to graduate than those that don’t get involved. Getting involved will also give you an edge in after college. Employers like to hire students that were involved on ca mpus. My a dv ic e, join a club and stay involved. Make an effort to get your Professor to know your name. Won’t you be my Neighbor? Whethe r yo u l i ve on campus or off, go introduce yourself and get to know your neighbors. Community is important and it’s that community that can offer help when you need it. My advice, go next door and knock on the door. Bring a treat

one. Look for a part time job on campus and do not work more than 15 hours a week. Studies indicate that working more than 15 hours a week will affect your studies negatively. My advice: make a budget, stick to your budget and work a part time job. Remember, a credit card is not free money! USU Eastern offers a class called College Success Skills that can help you adjust to college life and increase your study skills. Don’t think that the class is an easy “A”. You have to do the work and if you do you will learn much. In the past, students who have taken this class show a much higher grade point average in college than students who do not. Getting through college is not easy but it is doable. The college offers many support services that can assist you but you must take the initiative to ask for help. It’s all up to you but we are here to help. See you around campus.

to share. Go to class and do the work. It’s that simple. If you choose to go to college, don’t waste the opportunity by choosing not to attend class and do the work. Got a problem in class, talk to your instructor. My advice, got a life problem that seems unmanageable, seek out help on campus by talking to staff member who can steer you to the right staff person. Find 2 classmates to study with for every class. Know your money. College costs are rising across the Nation, so it’s important that you get the most out of college. Your choice to attend USU Eastern was a smart one as USU Eastern has the lowest tuition in the state of Utah. Dollar for dollar it is your best value for a college education. However, that being said you will still need money to pay for classes, books and extracurricular activities. If you are seeking financial aid be patient that office, you aren’t the only

European travel in 2012 available to faculty and students Betty Hassell

associate professor of business How far have you traveled? Just across the border to Mexico maybe? A cruise? Time to consider a somewhere a bit more exotic. Just picture yourself in

Switzerland, Italy & France next summer on an “Adventure in Europe.” Airfare, nine nights stay in hotels (11 with extension), complete European breakfast daily, six dinners, a bilingual tour guide, five sightseeing tours, and entrances to special attractions are all included in the price of $3,224.

There is a two-day extension to Paris available for an extra $435. The adventure begins on May 17, 2012 and returns on May 27 (or 29th with extension). The trip starts with a tour of Lucerne where the Alps providing a stunning backdrop of this city. After Lucerne is a trip to Venice

where you will visit St. Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal and see a glass-blowing demonstration. Next it is on to Rome and a tour of Vatican City, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and the Spanish Steps. At Florence you can visit the famous Duomo, visit the classical

statues of Piazza della Sisnoria and watch a leather-making demonstration. Next it is on to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower and then to soak up some rays on the French Riviera. You will also visit the principality of Monaco and tour a perfume factory. The two-day extension

will continue the adventure on to Paris. Go home with new friends, more education than you can find in a classroom, tons of incredible photos and the best memories of your life. Contact Betty Hassell for more information at Reeves 174, 613-5270 or e-mail at betty. hassell@usu.edu.

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