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Thursday, October 31

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/31, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Lake Powell Kayaking

Recreation

We are heading down south to the amazing red rock and blue waters of Lake Powell to explore some of its many side canyons in sea kayaks. We will pack our kayaks with our gear and spend two nights camping on the lake. Participants must be able to swim and comfortable in open water. Trip cost includes transportation, kayak and group equipment, and student leadership.

10/31 at 12:00 am | More Info

The Clothesline Project

Exhibition

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been killed. It is a powerful witness of the violence many live with. Shirts will be displayed across campus in various dining hubs throughout the entire month of October.

10/31, All Day | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/31 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/31 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/31 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/31 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/31 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/31 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Retail Dining Day

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Celebrate and learn more about retail locations on campus from USU Dining Services! Get free samples from different locations, meet retail supervisors and learn how to get good deals on food all around campus. Join us at Beth's Bistro from 10 am - 11:30 am.

10/31 at 10:00 am | Utah State University | More Info

Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Eric Morales

Lecture/Readings

Bring your sack lunch and come listen to Dr. Morales, postdoc in folklore at USU, talk about Latino Folk Religions, Memorates, and the Mexican Day of the Dead! Cookies, Coffee, tea, and water will be provided.

10/31 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Engineering Council

Meeting

Weekly Council planning meeting for the Engineering Council. Open to all students who want to be engaged with the College of Engineering.

10/31 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/31 at 6:30 pm | More Info

USUSA Latin Dance

Cultural/Diversity

Come learn how to Latin dance! First hour teaching, second hour practice and free dance! We teach bachata, merengue, cumbia, and salsa.

10/31 at 8:00 pm | HPER Building | More Info



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