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Thursday, October 11

The Art and Science of Arachnids

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Turn your fear into FASCINATION!

Explore the largest arachnid exhibit in the United States and discover the connections between arachnids and literature, art, folklore, paleontology, science, and history. The Art and Science of Arachnids features 100 live arachnids and exciting hands-on activities, experiments, and play. During its time at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, this exhibit will be available to read and listen to in both Spanish and English!

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

Tyler Whitesides Reading


On Thursday, October 11, author Tyler Whitesides will be reading from his new Kingdom of Grit series at 1:30PM in Library 101. The author of the popular Janitors books, Whitesides newest book is written for adults and has been described as "Mission Impossible, but with magic, dragons, and a series of heists.” This event is held in partnership with Utah Humanities Book Festival. All are invited and light refreshments served.

10/11 at 1:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Group meditation


Utah State University's mediation club meets Thursdays on the third floor of the Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) for group mediation from 1:30-2:30PM*. All are welcome.

The club does not meet on USU holidays (e.g. November 22). On September 27th, the meditation club will meet on the quad near the Geology building to conduct a walking meditation.

For more information or to receive weekly updates, please contact

10/11 at 1:30 pm | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Munch & Mingle


Come grab some food and meet the Center for Women and Gender Staff, the faculty who teach the Women and Gender Studies classes, as well as our wonderful minor and certificate students.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program, ask any questions about the courses offered, and connect with like-minded individuals.

10/11 at 3:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Tonja Torgerson


Printmaker Tonja Torgerson will be speaking. See her website for more information about the artist.

10/11 at 5:00 pm | More Info

AIAA Distinguished Lecturer: Charlie Vono


USU Alumni, Charlie Vono, returns to spend an hour telling us stories about his first assignment in the USAF, in-flight refueling SR-71s worldwide in the Strategic Air Command during the Cold War. Charlie will explain how KC-135 tankers were retro-fitted with high-tech to be able to support the fastest manned aircraft ever flown. Flying above 50,000 feet and above Mach 3, nothing could touch the SR-71. To set the stage, Charlie will discuss geopolitics of WWII and the post-war period. He can do this from a very personal point of view. His Dad, Mike Vono, was a B-24 ball turret gunner flying out of Italy up the Adriatic to bomb Germany. His Uncle, Charles Vono, was a gunner in every major naval battle in the Pacific. Charlie earned his B.S. in astronautical engineering from the USAF Academy in 1976, M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California in 1985, and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from USU in 1995. Charlie is a retired USAF colonel, retired aerospace engineer, and an AIAA distinguished lecturer. Discover more at

10/11 at 6:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info




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