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Friday, January 27

Blind Hollow Yurt Backcountry Skiing/Boarding Trip


We are heading up to the Blind Hollow yurt spend the weekend enjoying the Bear River backcountry. We will explore some of the fantastic riding terrain near Blind Hollow and spend the evenings around the fire in the comforts of the OP's yurt. Participants must be prepared for moderate to strenuous uphill hiking. No backcountry experience is required but participants must be able to comfortably ski/board blue to black western resort terrain. Winter backcountry travel equipment(Alpine Touring, Telemark, Splitboard) are required and available to rent from the OP at a discounted rate. NO SNOWSHOES. Trip cost includes food, transportation, avalanche safety equipment(beacon, shovel, probe) and two nights at the OP yurt.

1/27 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Science Unwrapped - The Art and Science of Monster Creation

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Science Unwrapped

Those amazing, life-like creatures of the movies "Jurassic Park," "Alien" and "Star Wars": How did filmmakers and artists come up with them? With help from scientists! Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to hear from USU paleontologist Ben Burger, as he explains how paleontology and comparative anatomy helped filmmakers craft those memorable "monsters." Following Dr. Burger's talk, guests are invited to enjoy hands-on learning activities and refreshments in the Eccles Science Learning Center atrium. Also, all are invited to bring a "mystery rock" for identification by a USU geologists; always a lot of fun!

1/27 at 7:00 am | Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium | More Info

Sunrise Session lecture by sociologist Courtney Flint


Dr. Courtney Flint presents this quarterly lecture, Sunrise Sessions, which features research by USU faculty and students presented before an audience of Wasatch Front community members and business leaders. Breakfast is at 7:30 a.m., followed by Flint’s lecture and a Q&A period. Flint will speak on the concept of well-being. Event is at Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main, Salt Lake City. RSVP at

1/27 at 7:30 am | More Info

Aggie Ski Day


USU Alumni and students are invited to join other Aggies on the slopes of Beaver Mountain, January 27, 2017. Discounted tickets, including two-for-one half day passes for students, are available at All discounted tickets must be purchased in advance and a limited number are available—so Aggies wishing to attend shouldn’t wait! Aggie season ticket holders are asked to register to attend on the same website (don’t worry, we won’t make you pay) for access to contests and freebies throughout the day.

1/27 at 8:00 am | More Info

USU SPIE Student Chapter Meeting


The USU SPIE student chapter are holding a meeting and we invite all those interested in optics/photonics research or who are currently engaged in research that involves optpics or photonics. SPIE is a national professional society with a focus on optics and photonics research. SPIE has many Scholarship Opportunities which we will be discussing over pizza and laser chess. We will also have our chapter president present to us on the optics involved in the hunt for extrasolar planets.

1/27 at 2:00 pm | SER Building | More Info




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