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Friday, April 7

10:00 am - 11:00 am     Leadership Forum - Jonathan W. Bullen, President and CEO, Colmena Group

Special Event / Jon M. Huntsman College of Business

Don't miss this opportunity to interact with Jonathan W. Bullen. Jonathan W. Bullen formed Colmena Group in 2008 and serves as the company’s President and CEO. Throughout his career, Jonathan has amassed tremendous experience with acquisition, financing, redevelopment, restructuring and sale of real estate throughout the Intermountain West. Prior to the formation of Colmena Group, he has been a long-term investor of commercial real estate assets.

Huntsman Hall, More Info


10:00 am - 4:00 pm    Small Wonders

Exhibit / Cooperative Extension

Visit this creepy, crawly new exhibit to discover something new about the most common life form on earth; insects! From Mormon crickets to bark beetles and fireflies to honey bees, insects impact our lives in countless ways.

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info


11:30 am - 12:30 pm    D. Wayne Thorne Lecture

Presentation/Speeches / Research

The D. Wynne Thorne Career?Research Award is the highest research honor bestowed at USU, marking sustained excellence over the course of a career. In 2017, we honor Dr. Bruce Bugbee, professor of Environmental Plant Physiology in the Plants, Soils and Climate Department and director of the Crop Physiology Laboratory at Utah State.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm    Manipulation of progenitor cells in muscle to improve muscle growth and meat quality

Seminar/Symposium / College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

NDFS candidate for faculty position in meat science, Xing Fu

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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm    Logan City Limits 2017

Fair/Festival / Other

This year's festival will be held in Downtown Logan and includes music, film, food, art, and more. The event is FREE FOR EVERYONE and will run April 6-8. Plan on a weekend full of great tunes & fun ???? ???? -- Music headliners include: The National Parks, Brumby, Panthermilk, Sego, The Young North, Kitfox, Mideau, Little Barefoot, and more. Visit the Facebook event page for more information!

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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm    Film Screening - Resilience-the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Information/Orientation / USU Student Association (USUSA)

THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS. Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress-and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose. Excerpt from Resilience website

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Facing Depression in Cache Valley Performances

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Help erase the stigma of mental illness by attending this performance based on the experiences of local community members and depression. As part of The Facing Project, a national organization that promotes community dialogue, USU students, staff, and community volunteers have worked to bring the subject of depression out in the open. Monologues and scenes will be followed by a short talkback session with the director and licensed professionals. A free copy of the printed collection of stories will be available. No children under 5, audience discretion advised due to language and thematic material. Sponsored by the USU Center for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning, USU Department of Theatre Arts, and various community organizations.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Studio Theatre, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    Science Unwrapped - Wolves!

Presentation/Speeches / College of Science

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to Science Unwrapped at USU, the public science outreach program of USU's College of Science. Featured April speaker is wildlife ecologist Dan MacNulty, assistant professor in USU's Department of Wildland Resources and the USU Ecology Center, who presents his research on wolves. Hands-on learning activities and refreshments follow Dr. MacNulty's talk. Admission is free.

Eccles Conference Center Auditorium, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    USU Pipe Band Concert

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

See the USU Pipe Band perform this evening!

Caine Performance Hall, More Info