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February 2019

Friday, February 1

True Blue Aggie Friday

Celebration/Fair/Festival

On Fridays, we wear Aggie Blue!
Join Aggies everywhere and wear “Aggie Blue” and “Fighting White” on Friday's. Be a part of the memories and traditions at Utah State and show off your Aggie colors, your way.

Go to usu.edu/trueblue to see how you can POST, TAG & WIN prizes every week by showing off your Aggie spirit.

Be you. Be true blue.
#truebluefriday

2/01, All Day | Utah State University Campus | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/01 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

USU Women's Basketball vs Akron

Arts/Entertainment

Exhibition match.

2/01 at 11:00 am | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Saturday, February 2

Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Recreation

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! During this tour, you will learn about the history and ecology of the Preserve as well as what kinds of plants and animals you will find on the Swaner Preserve. Additionally, you will have time to search for and identify animal tracks and other signs of wildlife. This outing is appropriate for all ages and will take place on generally flat terrain with a slight uphill grade.

Snowshoes can be rented from the EcoCenter if needed - $2.50 for members, $5 for non-members

2/02 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/02 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

USU men's basketball vs UNLV

Arts/Entertainment

Mountain West Conference Game.

2/02 at 2:30 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

A Night at the Oscars: Fundraiser for Common Ground

Fundraiser

Phi Alpha, social work honor society, invites you to join them for a benefit dance honoring ! Formal dress is encouraged, but anything from tutus to tuxedos are welcome. We will be having entertainment from DJ Quack Attack and DJ Juan PnYc. Come indulge in delicious desserts and appetizers and enjoy the awesome photo booth.

From 2/02 at 7:00 pm to 3/02 at 11:00 pm | More Info


Sunday, February 3

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/03 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Monday, February 4

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/04 at 9:00 am | More Info

Little Naturalist

Arts/Entertainment | Home, Family, and Food

Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and exploring nature. Join us twice a month, October through May, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to read a specially selected nature-themed book, explore the natural world, and complete a craft. Some favorites include snowshoeing on the Preserve, interacting with live reptiles and amphibians, upcycling old materials into holiday decorations, and much more!

2/04 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Geology Speaker Series: Cianna Wyshnytzky (NRCS)

Conference/Seminar

Dr Wyshnytzky will present on Natural Resources Conservation Service work.

2/04 at 3:30 pm | Geology building | More Info

Yale historian of culture in early modern Europe presents lecture for Tanner Talks series

Lecture/Readings

Ayesha Ramachandran, an associate professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University, will present a lecture that is free and open to the public. She is the author of the prizewinning book?'The Worldmakers'?(University of Chicago Press, 2015). The speech is part of a series of lectures by national scholars on 'The Global Renaissance' sponsored by the Spanish Department.

2/04 at 4:30 pm | Haight Alumni Center | More Info


Tuesday, February 5

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/05 at 9:00 am | More Info

Space Dynamics Laboratory/USU Lecture Series

Lecture/Readings

Now in its third year, this ongoing lecture series gives students, faculty and staff the opportunity to hear the latest in space-science engineering developed at Utah State University and the Space Dynamics Laboratory.

2/05 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Design Star

Arts/Entertainment

Watch students compete to be the best design star! They have limited time and must use the provided materials to make a light fixture that has both Form & Function. Who will win?

2/05 at 5:30 pm | TSC, International Lounge | More Info


Wednesday, February 6

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/06 at 9:00 am | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/06 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

USU Women's Basketball vs Fresno State

Arts/Entertainment

Mountain West Conference Game.

2/06 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Thursday, February 7

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/07 at 9:00 am | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/07 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

ITLS Brown Bag Presentation with Dr. Meagan Rothschild

Conference/Seminar

Please join us for a Brown Bag presentation with Dr. Meagan Rothschild on Thursday, February 7th from noon to 1 pm in EDUC 282. There is free food and beverages for those that attend her presentation. In this ITLS Brownbag, Dr. Rothschild will present highlights of her professional journey from preschool aide to Design Research leader in the children’s media industry. Regardless of the phase of the journey, Dr. Rothschild has consistently found that real innovation emerges when disciplines and philosophies intersect. Learning + technology, media + culture, play + problem solving—they all elicit new ways of thinking about learning that propel learning design forward to facilitate meaningful participation. *Dr. Rothschild will be presenting remotely* You can also view her presentation virtually at https://www.facebook.com/usuitls

2/07 at 11:00 am | Education Building | More Info

International Spring Social

Celebration/Fair/Festival

International scholars, students, friends, and family are invited to a spring social. Festivities will include food, music, and games inspired by New Orleans' Mardi Gras.

2/07 at 3:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Water & Environmental Seminar

Conference/Seminar

Angela Pritchett, Environmental & Sustainability Manager at JBS, will give a seminar presentation titled "Successful Packinghouse Pollution Prevention".

2/07 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Laboratory | More Info

Collegiate 4-H Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A

Fundraiser | Utah 4-H and Youth

Everyone loves Chick-fil-A and now you can enjoy it guilt free. This Thursday from 5 to 8 PM come support Collegiate 4-H by eating at your favorite chicken restaurant in Logan. When you place your order inside or at the drive-thru mention Collegiate 4-H. Our program will receive 20% from the sale.

2/07 at 5:00 pm | More Info

Clearing Hurdles

Workshop/Training

Come join us for a free two-hour interactive workshop that will help strengthen your financial muscles in the areas of:
- Money Management
- Navigating Financial Obstacles
- Accessing Community Resources

2/07 at 6:00 pm | Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence | More Info

Lecture series: Laying the Groundwork for the Transcontinental Railroad

Lecture/Readings

John Barton, Principal Lecturer at Uintah Basin, will present his lecture as part of the statewide celebration of the 150th Golden Spike Anniversary. The lecture is held at USU-Brigham City Auditorium but will also be streamed live to USU campuses across the state and on AggieCast at aggiecast.usu.edu.

2/07 at 7:00 pm | More Info


Friday, February 8

True Blue Aggie Friday

Celebration/Fair/Festival

On Fridays, we wear Aggie Blue!
Join Aggies everywhere and wear “Aggie Blue” and “Fighting White” on Friday's. Be a part of the memories and traditions at Utah State and show off your Aggie colors, your way.

Go to usu.edu/trueblue to see how you can POST, TAG & WIN prizes every week by showing off your Aggie spirit.

Be you. Be true blue.
#truebluefriday

2/08, All Day | Utah State University Campus | More Info

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/08 at 9:00 am | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/08 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

USU men's tennis vs Montana State

Arts/Entertainment

Exhibition match.

2/08 at 4:00 pm | Utah State University | More Info

USU Womens Gymnastics VS Boise State

Arts/Entertainment

Mountain West Conference Meet.

2/08 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Saturday, February 9

Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Recreation

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! During this tour, you will learn about the history and ecology of the Preserve as well as what kinds of plants and animals you will find on the Swaner Preserve. Additionally, you will have time to search for and identify animal tracks and other signs of wildlife. This outing is appropriate for all ages and will take place on generally flat terrain with a slight uphill grade.

Snowshoes can be rented from the EcoCenter if needed - $2.50 for members, $5 for non-members

2/09 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/09 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

USU Women's Basketball vs San Diego State

Arts/Entertainment

Mountain West Conference Game.

2/09 at 2:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Sunday, February 10

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/10 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Monday, February 11

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/11 at 9:00 am | More Info

Little Naturalist

Arts/Entertainment | Home, Family, and Food

Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and exploring nature. Join us twice a month, October through May, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to read a specially selected nature-themed book, explore the natural world, and complete a craft. Some favorites include snowshoeing on the Preserve, interacting with live reptiles and amphibians, upcycling old materials into holiday decorations, and much more!

2/11 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

ASCE - Technical Networking Luncheon

Conference/Seminar

The Utah State University American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter would like to host a Technical-Networking Event for USU Civil Engineering students on Monday, February 11, 2019. The event will consist of an introduction to ASCE and a technical presentation on the new Logan Wastewater Treatment Plant, combined with a networking luncheon for students and professional engineers. The event will be followed by the CEE Career Fair later in the evening.

Please direct questions to asce.utahstate@gmail.com

2/11 at 12:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Geology Speaker Series: Shannon Kobs-Nawotniak (Idaho State University)

Conference/Seminar

Dr Kobs-Nawotniak will present on BASALT/NASA work.

2/11 at 3:30 pm | Geology building | More Info


Tuesday, February 12

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/12 at 9:00 am | More Info


Wednesday, February 13

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/13 at 9:00 am | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/13 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Lunch with Latinx Leaders

Cultural

The Latinx Cultural Center (LCC) is hosting a series of bring-your-own-lunch events that are designed to let the USU community get to know their Latinx faculty, administrators, and staff in a substantive way. Lunch with Latinx Leaders presentation is this Wednesday, February 13th from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 208 (drinks and light snacks will be provided, feel free to bring your lunch). The speaker for this event is Luis Rodriguez. He is the Multicultural Program Coordinator of Access and Diversity Center. Luis will be discussing his experiences of feeling “not good enough” to attend or even graduate college. He will discuss the experiences that have helped strengthen his sense of belonging. This event is open to one and all. We hope to see you there!

2/13 at 12:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Spring STEM Fair

Social/Networking

Career fair centered around helping students, alumni, and community members establish networking and careers within the STEM breadths

2/13 at 3:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Writing workshop: "Bad Love Poetry"

Workshop/Training

Stephanie Pointer, a peer tutor at the USU Writing Center, will present "Bad Love Poetry," the second of four weekly writing workshops in February. Free individual tutoring from 6-7 p.m. Sponsored by USU Writing Center and Logan Library. Co-sponsored by the Cache Valley Community Writing Center.

2/13 at 5:00 pm | More Info

USU Mens Basketball Vs Wyoming

Arts/Entertainment

Mountain West Conference Game.

2/13 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Thursday, February 14

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/14 at 9:00 am | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/14 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Water & Environmental Seminar

Conference/Seminar

Kerry Kelly, University of Utah, will give a seminar presentation titled "Community-engaged air quality measurements in the Salt Lake Valley".

2/14 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Laboratory | More Info

Helicon West poetry event featuring novelist Amanda Luzzader

Arts/Entertainment

Featuring Amanda Luzzander, author of the novels "Among These Bones," "When It's No Longer Night," and "Creep Factor." Helicon West is an open-mic reading/featured readers series for local poets and writers. Anyone is invited to sign up and read up to seven minutes of their original work. Readings are free, open to the public, and uncensored. Free Caffe Ibis coffee will be available. Location: Logan Library, Bridger Room, 255 N. Main, Logan.

2/14 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Vagina Monologues

Arts/Entertainment

The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play by Eve Ensler.

Tickets are $10 at the door and all proceeds go to CAPSA and SAAVI to end violence against women and girls.

2/14 at 7:30 pm | TSC, Auditorium | More Info


Friday, February 15

True Blue Aggie Friday

Celebration/Fair/Festival

On Fridays, we wear Aggie Blue!
Join Aggies everywhere and wear “Aggie Blue” and “Fighting White” on Friday's. Be a part of the memories and traditions at Utah State and show off your Aggie colors, your way.

Go to usu.edu/trueblue to see how you can POST, TAG & WIN prizes every week by showing off your Aggie spirit.

Be you. Be true blue.
#truebluefriday

2/15, All Day | Utah State University Campus | More Info

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/15 at 9:00 am | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/15 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

USU Womens Tennis Vs Grand Canyon University

Arts/Entertainment

Exhibition match.

2/15 at 11:00 am | Utah State University | More Info

Vagina Monologues

Arts/Entertainment

The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play by Eve Ensler.

Tickets are $10 at the door and all proceeds go to CAPSA and SAAVI to end violence against women and girls.

2/15 at 7:30 pm | TSC, Auditorium | More Info


Saturday, February 16

Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Recreation

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! During this tour, you will learn about the history and ecology of the Preserve as well as what kinds of plants and animals you will find on the Swaner Preserve. Additionally, you will have time to search for and identify animal tracks and other signs of wildlife. This outing is appropriate for all ages and will take place on generally flat terrain with a slight uphill grade.

Snowshoes can be rented from the EcoCenter if needed - $2.50 for members, $5 for non-members

2/16 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Clearing Hurdles

Workshop/Training

Come join us for a free two-hour interactive workshop that will help strengthen your financial muscles in the areas of:
- Money Management
- Navigating Financial Obstacles
- Accessing Community Resources

2/16 at 9:00 am | Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/16 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Vagina Monologues

Arts/Entertainment

The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play by Eve Ensler.

Tickets are $10 at the door and all proceeds go to CAPSA and SAAVI to end violence against women and girls.

2/16 at 7:30 pm | TSC, Auditorium | More Info


Sunday, February 17

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/17 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Monday, February 18

Presidents' Day

Holidays | Holiday Calendar

USU will be closed February 18 2019 in observance of Presidents' Day.

2/18, All Day | More Info

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/18 at 9:00 am | More Info


Tuesday, February 19

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/19 at 9:00 am | More Info

Danish String Quartet

Arts/Entertainment

Chamber Music Society of Logan presents Danish String Quartet

2/19 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Wednesday, February 20

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/20 at 9:00 am | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/20 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Lightning Talks

Conference/Seminar

Part of Engineering Week: Come learn from industry leaders from various engineering fields about their career journeys. Our theme this year is "Navigating the Frontiers of Engineering," be inspired while they explain why they chose to get a STEM degree and what they are doing with it today. Along with tips and insights they have gained from their careers. Free Catered food will be provided! Hosted by SWE, we encourage EVERYONE to attend, you do not want to miss it!

2/20 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Writing workshop: "Tension: Tracking, Tightening, and Catharsis"

Workshop/Training

"Tension: Tracking, Tightening, and Catharsis" with Nate Hardy is this week's writing workshop. Sponsored by the USU Writing Center and Logan Library. Free individual tutoring from 6-7 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Cache Valley Community Writing Center.

2/20 at 5:00 pm | More Info

Perks of Owning Your Own Financial Planning Firm - Craig Adams

Meeting

Craig Adams the Managing Director of Adams Wealth Advisors will be speaking about his career path and the benefits of pursuing a career in financial planning.

2/20 at 7:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info


Thursday, February 21

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/21 at 9:00 am | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/21 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

ITLS Brown Bag Presentation with Ye Liu on 2/21

Conference/Seminar

Title: Preparing to Provide Instructional Support in Higher Education

What is it like working at a college to provide instructional support for faculty members? You might become an instructional designer, an instructional technologist, a faculty development specialist, a learning experience designer, or a course developer. What are the different responsibilities among them? How do you prepare for such roles? Ye has been working in different institutions of higher education as an instructional technologist and instructional designer for 10 years and would like to share her experiences and insights.

A blurb about Ye: Ye Liu graduated from the ITLS master program. She is a Senior Instructional Designer in the Office of Distance Education at Boston University. She and her colleagues partner with faculty members to design and develop online courses for multiple online programs. Ye has also worked as an instructional technologist at another institution to provide instructional support for faculty development, technology integration, and course design/development.

2/21 at 12:00 pm | Education Building | More Info

Water & Environmental Seminar

Conference/Seminar

Fengwei Hung, Utah State University will give a seminar presentation titled "How can learning-by-doing improve decisions in stormwater management? A Bayesian-based optimization model for planning urban green infrastructure investments".

2/21 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Laboratory | More Info

Women Supporting Women: Suffrage in the 21st Century

Arts/Entertainment

Blair Imani, Dr. Christy Glass, Feminista Jones, Dr. Ann Austin

This speaker panel features four incredible women speaking about the legacy of suffrage, intersectionality, and how women can support each other. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Admission is free but a ticket is required. Register at cwg.usu.edu/events

2/21 at 6:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center | More Info

Artificial Light at Night

Lecture/Readings | Agriculture and Natural Resources

The dark side of light pollution - its negative effects on migratory birds are beginning to be more widely recognized, but what about pollinators, predators, marine ecosystems, even the air we breathe? Come learn about the current research, conservation efforts and citizen-science opportunities!

In partnership with Tracy Aviary, Jess Cleeves of the Utah chapter of the International Dark Sky Association will be enlightening us as to the many ways that artificial light at night influences everything from wildlife behavior to air quality.

Space is limited. Be sure to register to insure your spot!

2/21 at 7:00 pm | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Friday, February 22

True Blue Aggie Friday

Celebration/Fair/Festival

On Fridays, we wear Aggie Blue!
Join Aggies everywhere and wear “Aggie Blue” and “Fighting White” on Friday's. Be a part of the memories and traditions at Utah State and show off your Aggie colors, your way.

Go to usu.edu/trueblue to see how you can POST, TAG & WIN prizes every week by showing off your Aggie spirit.

Be you. Be true blue.
#truebluefriday

2/22, All Day | Utah State University Campus | More Info

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/22 at 9:00 am | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/22 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Tanner Talks series: Paul Losensky, expert on Persian literature to speak

Lecture/Readings

Paul Losensky, professor of Central Eurasian Studies and Comparative Languages at Indiana University Bloomington, will present a lecture. He is an expert on Persian language and literature in primarily Iran, India and Central Asia. Free and open to the public. Part of Tanner Talks "Global Renaissance" series.

2/22 at 4:30 pm | Haight Alumni Center | More Info

Awards Dinner: – TSC Ballroom

Breakfast/Luncheon/Dinner

Awards Dinner: – TSC Ballroom

2/22 at 6:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info


Saturday, February 23

Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Recreation

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! During this tour, you will learn about the history and ecology of the Preserve as well as what kinds of plants and animals you will find on the Swaner Preserve. Additionally, you will have time to search for and identify animal tracks and other signs of wildlife. This outing is appropriate for all ages and will take place on generally flat terrain with a slight uphill grade.

Snowshoes can be rented from the EcoCenter if needed - $2.50 for members, $5 for non-members

2/23 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/23 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

USU Rock-n-Fossil Day

Special Event

Calling all rockhounds! USU Department of Geology invites geology enthusiasts of all ages to 2019 Rock-n-Fossil Day from 10 am-3 pm at the USU Geology Building at the northeast corner of the university Quad. Enjoy tours of the USU Geology Museum, see "Utahraptor," view demonstrations of ground water flow, look at rock samples under a microscope and participate in a fossil dig. Guests are invited to bring their "mystery" rocks, minerals, fossils and possible meteorites for identification by USU geologists. Admission is free.

2/23 at 10:00 am | Geology building | More Info

11th Annual CAAS Chili Cook-off

Student Activities

It is time for the annual USU College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Chili Cook-Off. The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019 and will be held at The Junction 1020 E 750 N, Logan, Utah, located at the base of Mountain View and Valley View Towers. It starts at 5:00 p.m. and goes until the food is gone!

Proceeds from this event will go to help a CAAS student, who was seriously injured in a car accident.

Parking will be available just south of The Junction in the orange lot.

2/23 at 5:00 pm | More Info

Fiesta Americas

Cultural

Latinx Student Union Annual Fiesta Americas.
Come enjoy some amazing Latin food, amazing performances and come dance!
Tickets for sale at the TSC Card Office.

If you want to come to the dance party please bring a non perishable item.
***Prices will go up at the door****
Hope to see everyone there!

2/23 at 5:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Fiesta Americas

Cultural

Latinx Student Union Annual Fiesta Americas.
Come enjoy some amazing Latin food, amazing performances and come dance!
Tickets for sale at the TSC Card Office.

If you want to come to the dance party please bring a non-perishable item.
***Prices will go up at the door****
Hope to see everyone there!

2/23 at 5:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info


Sunday, February 24

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/24 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Monday, February 25

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/25 at 9:00 am | More Info

Deans' Seminar: Rethinking Science Communication

Lecture/Readings

Kevin Folta, a professor of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida and internationally recognized science communicator will present at Utah State University about how one can communicate that science may help farmers, industrialized world consumers, the environment and the developing world. The presentation, open to all USU faculty, students, and the public.
Folta is recognized for his science communication efforts, speaking with public audiences, as well as training scientists and agricultural producers to be better communicators. In 2016, he was awarded the prestigious CAST Borlaug Award in Agricultural Communications and was named as the Ag Pro Person of the Year.
The seminar is hosted by dean's of USU's College of Agricultural and Applied Sciences, College of Science, and the Quinney College of Natural Resources

2/25 at 3:30 pm | More Info

Rethinking Science Communication to Engage the Concerned Consumer by Kevin Folta

Conference/Seminar

Future innovation and deployment of beneficial technologies are slowed by a lack of understanding and insufficient science communication efforts. Kevin Folta, a professor of Horticultural Sciences at the University of Florida and internationally recognized science communicator, is speaking with Utah State University researchers and students to help them communicate how science can help farmers, industrialized world consumers, the environment and the developing world.

2/25 at 3:30 pm | More Info

Forster Series: Geology Speaker Series: Becky Flowers (University of Colorado-Boulder)

Conference/Seminar

Dr. Flowers will present on Thermochron.

2/25 at 3:30 pm | Geology building | More Info


Tuesday, February 26

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/26 at 9:00 am | More Info

Research Landscapes: Knowledge to Improve Utah's Airscape

Special Event

The more we know about the composition, sources, and causes of our air pollution, the better we can determine solutions to improve it. Join the discussion as Utah experts share targeted findings from statewide research.

2/26 at 4:00 pm | More Info


Wednesday, February 27

Lunch with Latinx Leaders

Cultural

The Latinx Cultural Center (LCC) is hosting a series of bring-your-own-lunch events that are designed to let the USU community get to know their Latinx faculty, administrators, and staff in a substantive way. Lunch with Latinx Leaders presentation is this Wednesday, February 27th from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 208 (drinks and light snacks will be provided, feel free to bring your lunch). The speaker for this event is Ketzel Morales. She is an Intern at the Access and Diversity Center and
President of the Latinx Student Union. Ketzel will be speaking about her journey as a student trying to navigate the higher education system and the adversity that she has to face as a Latina. The way in which she has pushed outside her comfort zone to help out her community. This event is open to one and all. We hope to see you there!

2/27 at 12:30 am | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/27 at 9:00 am | More Info

Spring Career Fair

Social/Networking

Career fair centered around assisting students, alumni, and community members in finding careers.

2/27 at 9:30 am | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Spring Career Fair

Social/Networking

Career fair centered around assisting students, alumni, and community members in finding careers.

2/27 at 9:30 am | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/27 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

"The Greatest Showing Not Telling" Writing Workshop

Workshop/Training

"The Greatest Showing Not Telling" with writer and poet Jack Bylund. Free individual tutoring from 6-7 p.m. This is the final of four weekly writing workshops in February. Sponsored by the USU Writing Center and Logan Library. Co-sponsored by the Cache Valley Community Writing Center.

2/27 at 5:00 pm | More Info


Thursday, February 28

Paper and Clay

Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design in conjunction with the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is sponsoring a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA ceramic and printmaking students.

2/28 at 9:00 am | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

2/28 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Water & Environmental Seminar

Conference/Seminar

Rob Davies, Department of Physics at USU, will give a seminar presentation titled "Defining "Radical in the Age of Humans".

2/28 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Laboratory | More Info

Helicon West poetry event with Ben Gunsberg

Arts/Entertainment

Featuring Ben Gunsberg: Helicon West is an open-mic reading/featured readers series for local poets and writers. Anyone is invited to sign up and read up to seven minutes of their original work. Readings are free, open to the public, and uncensored. Free Caffe Ibis coffee will be available. Location: Logan Library, Bridger Room, 255 N. Main, Logan.

2/28 at 7:00 pm | More Info

The Science of Anthropogenic Climate Change

Lecture/Readings | Agriculture and Natural Resources

Join us for an illuminating discussion of the science of climate change - what we know, how we know it, what it means for our future, and what we can do about it. Our special guest, Dr. Alan Eastman, will share his expertise on the subject, drawing from his lifelong career as a research chemist for a major oil company.

Space is limited. Be sure to register to insure your spot!

2/28 at 7:00 pm | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info




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