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Wednesday, December 4

No-Test Week

Academic Calendar | Fall Semester

Monday - Friday

12/04, All Day | Utah State University | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground


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.

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

12/04 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

USU Art + Design Faculty Exhibition


There are twenty-one faculty members who are participating in this biennial exhibition. Painting by Chris Terry, Jane Catlin, Noel Carmack, Anthony Lott, Woody Shepherd, Rob Wilson, Dennise Gackstetter, Shane Larson
Prints by Kathy Puzey, Amanda Lee, Holland Larsen, Kristine Sarette,
Photography by Fazilat Soukhakian,
Graphic design poster by Bob Winward
Ceramics by John Neely, Dan Murphy, Todd Hayes, Christopher Kanyusik, Antra Sinha, Tom Alward,
Sculpture by Ryoichi Suzuki.

12/04 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | 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

12/04 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection


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.

12/04 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright


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.

12/04 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

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


“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).

12/04 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Holiday in the Hub


Join USU Dining Services in celebrating the holidays with some free food from all around campus! Enjoy free samples, watch some chef demos, and don't forget to help donate to the USU Inclusion Center's Sub for Santa drive while you're there.

12/04 at 11:00 am | TSC, HUB | More Info

Tesla ASME Webinar


USU ASME is hosting a webinar where you can come and learn from Mitchel Heinzmann, a senior mechanical engineer at Tesla. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to for room number and specific event details.

12/04 at 11:00 am | Engineering Building | More Info

End Of The Semester Social


The Latinx Cultural Center invites you to join us in taking a break from gearing up for your upcoming finals to enjoy some pizza, make some friends, and take some time to celebrate the end of a great semester!

12/04 at 12:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Walking and Eating Meditation with Rebecca Blais


You walk and eat every day. Come learn how to do it mindfully.

12/04 at 2:15 pm | Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence | More Info

Preparing For Finals


Learn about test anxiety, strategies to work with it, and ways to succeed despite it! Go over preparation for exams, 5 day study plans, and test taking strategies.

12/04 at 2:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar


Chem 4890 Student Poster Presentations

12/04 at 4:00 pm | More Info

Make a Light Up Tree

Student Activities

Free Hands-On Workshop
Presented by Dave Kardelis
Sign-up in the LLC

12/04 at 4:00 pm | More Info

Workshop: The Hardest Parts of Being a Writer


Jordan Forest, a writing center tutor, will teach a workshop from 5-6 pm, followed by free tutoring from 6-7 pm.

12/04 at 5:00 pm | More Info

Get Away Special General Team Meeting


The Get Away Special Team is an undergraduate, extracurricular, small satellite research team within the Utah State University Department of Physics. This meeting is where sub-teams collaborate to ensure the success of projects such as a NASA CSLI-selectee CubeSat GASPACS and other small satellite research. All majors in any college are welcome to attend!

12/04 at 5:30 pm | SER Building | More Info

USU Concrete Canoe Club Meeting

Student Activities

The USU Concrete Canoe Club will be meeting at this time to discuss ideas and make plans for the construction of our 2019-20 concrete canoe for the Rocky Mountain Regional ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition in April 2020.
(Room location may vary depending on other events.) Beginning in October, we will meet Saturday mornings in the Concrete Lab in the Technology building for construction work.

12/04 at 5:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Engineers Without Borders Team Meeting


Come join Engineers Without Borders! We are a club devoted to help empower communities to meet their basic human needs. We have an International Team that helps communities in Peru, and we have a domestic team that helps communities in Southern Utah. You do not have to be an engineer to join. Everyone is welcome!

12/04 at 6:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Women's Basketball v. San Jose State


USU Women's Basketball take on the San Jose State Spartans at home. Come support your Aggies!

12/04 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info



Pericles, prince of Tyre, is one of the suitors for the beautiful daughter of Antiochus, King of Antioch, who has told all suitors they must decipher a riddle to earn her hand in marriage. Pericles cleverly solves the riddle, but shortly therafter realizes he knows too much. He sets off to sea where he encounters murder, famine, shipwrecks, pirates, fatherhood, and everything in between.

12/04 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre | More Info

USU Symphony Orchestra: Firebird and Rio


How does Stravinsky relate to Rio de Janeiro? Come find out as we uncover two new Latin American works and a combined performance of The Firebird, in an evening featuring dancers from the Cache Civic Ballet, USU Theatre faculty members Stephanie White, Adrianne Moore, and Shawn Fisher, the Fry Street Quartet, USU faculty bassist Braun Khan, as well as composers Clarice Assad and Sergio Bernal (yes, orchestra conductor Sergio Bernal). Enjoy this delightful event for the whole family!

12/04 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info




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