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Saturday, October 27

Program Notes for "War and the Human Heart" Concert on Nov. 3

Exhibition

As part of the University's series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the American Festival Chorus will be performing a special concert, "War and the Human Heart." This program will communicate in music, words and film, what a veteran's experience is really like. Notes for all the pieces on the concert program are on display in the lobby of the Daines Concert Hall so you can learn more about the background of the music being performed. Visit http://www.americanfestivalchorus.org/performance/2018/war-and-human-heart for more details.

10/27 at 8:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Saturday Morning Nature Walk

Recreation

Explore the Swaner Preserve wetlands with a guide! You'll learn about the incredible wonders of wetlands, native plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. Depending upon the time of year, lucky hikers may see an abundance of birds, elk, or even nesting sandhill cranes!

10/27 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

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!

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

Latinx Cultural Center Tailgate Party

Cultural/Diversity

Join us for a tailgate party prior to the USU vs. New Mexico game this Saturday!
The event will be held on the Maverick Stadium Parking Lot C/TG (Spots 140-143).

10/27 at 11:30 am | More Info

USU Football vs. New Mexico

Sports

Help the Aggies “Tackle Cancer” as USU Football joins forces with Logan Regional Hospital and Intermountain Healthcare to raise awareness and fight cancer. Prior to the game, all Junior Aggie Kids Club members will take the field for the annual Junior Aggie Stampede.

10/27 at 2:00 pm | Maverik Stadium | More Info

The Nature Fix - Florence Williams

Lecture/Readings | Home, Family, and Food


Join us in welcoming acclaimed journalist and author Florence Williams!
Williams' new book is The Nature Fix - Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships.

The event starts at 6pm, doors open at 5:30 pm. This event is first come first served, and space is limited, so be sure to arrive early to secure your spot!

Our thanks to the Utah Humanities Book Festival’s major sponsors: Summit County RAP Tax, the George S and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the R. Harold Burton Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

10/27 at 6:00 pm | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Wassermann Festival Concert Series: Helen Sung

Arts/Entertainment

Pianist/composer Helen Sung hails from Houston, TX, where she attended the High School for the Performing & Visual Arts. An aspiring classical pianist before jazz intervened during undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Sung went on to graduate from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance (at the New England Conservatory) and win the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition. Now based in New York City, Sung has worked with a "Who's Who" in Jazz, including the late Clark Terry, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis, and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter. With five albums as leader, Sung's sixth release Anthem For A New Day (Concord Jazz) topped jazz radio charts and garnered a SESAC Performance Activity Award. With appearances at major festivals/venues including Newport, Monterey, Detroit, SFJAZZ, and Carnegie Hall, Sung is also stepping onto the international stage. Sung is an active composer and has received several commissions and grants, including a 2014 Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation New Jazz Works Grant. Inspired by her experience at the Monk Institute, Sung stays involved in music education through residencies/workshops, and joined the jazz faculties at the Juilliard School and Columbia University in 2015.

10/27 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info



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