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Friday, December 6

Last Day of Classes

Academic Calendar | Fall Semester

Fall semester 2019 last day of classes.

12/06, All Day | Utah State University | More Info

No-Test Week

Academic Calendar | Fall Semester

Monday - Friday

12/06, All Day | Utah State University | More Info

Assessment and Intervention for Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)


This seminar will address issues related to understanding auditory processing disorders in children based on evidence from cognitive science, hearing science, and language sciences. Clinical implications for assessment and treatment will be discussed.

Learning objectives:
At the conclusion of the event, the participants will:
• Describe how APD is currently defined and characterized by various professionals (ASHA, AAA).
• Describe a hierarchical assessment approach for assessing APD.
• Discuss intervention activities for children who may experience APD with or without concomitant language disorders.

12/06 at 9:00 am | Huntsman Hall | 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.

12/06 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | 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

12/06 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

12/06 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.

12/06 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.

12/06 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).

12/06 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Lunch and lecture with Corey Flintoff, former NPR Moscow correspondent


Lunch and lecture with Corey Flintoff, retired international correspondent previously based in Moscow for National Public Radio.

12/06 at 12:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Piano/Vocal Student Recital


USU Eastern

12/06 at 12:30 pm | More Info

MHR Internship Reports (Raytheon & Polaris)

Conference/Seminar | Focused Friday

Second-year Master of Human Resource (MHR) students report on projects, work, and lessons learned from their summer internships. Presenters this week:

Coby James - Raytheon
Creede Wheeler - Polaris

12/06 at 12:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Novel Flame Retardants and Current Use Pesticides in Arctic Ecosystems


Semi-volatile organic contaminants are anthropogenic compounds that pose health risks to humans and ecosystems and are able to undergo long range transport in our atmosphere. When SVOCs are persistent in the environment they reach remote areas thousands of miles from their sources, including polar regions. SVOCs include many compounds which have been banned due to their toxic effects and environmental persistence including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and dichlordiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). Chemical manufacturers have responded with new and structurally similar compounds to accomplish the same tasks. The environmental fate of these new compounds, particularly in remote ecosystems, has received little attention relative to their chemical predecessors. This talk will summarize my ongoing research in the Alaskan Arctic quantifying seasonal concentrations of novel brominated flame retardants and current use pesticides in air and water. Since results from this work have not yet been generated, this talk will focus on my hypotheses, study design, and development of sampling and laboratory methods. (Plus lots of pretty pictures!)

12/06 at 2:30 pm | Utah State University Campus | More Info

Reindeer Express


The USU School of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences proudly present the third annual Reindeer Express. Come and help Santa's reindeer get ready for their long Christmas Eve flight!
Families will have the opportunity to see Santa's reindeer, along with horses, donkeys, cattle, and a camel. Children can also visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and drop off letters for Santa to read when he gets back to the North Pole. Local choirs will sing holiday music throughout the evening and other holiday activities, such as horse and carriage rides, will be available for families to enjoy. Our veterinarians and Santa's head elf will also be conducting health checks on the reindeer to ensure they are ready for their big flight.
This year, we will be busing all attendees from free parking at ICON Health & Fitness to and from the event.

12/06 at 3:30 pm | More Info

Reindeer Express


Santa Claus is coming to town, and he's bringing his reindeer team. Join us on Dec. 6 with your loved ones for a holiday experience unlike any other. The USU School of Veterinary Medicine will be performing health checks on Santa's reindeer to ensure that they are ready to make their long journey around the world. Join us for an afternoon and evening of fun that includes many kids activities, concessions, horse and carriage rides. You can learn more about the amazing things that veterinarians do while while interacting with other animals such as camels and donkeys, and maybe even get a chance to bottle feed some calves. Visit for more information. This event is a fundraiser to support student scholarships. The cost is $4 which includes parking, transportation to the event (from Icon), a free treat, horse and carriage rides, and an opportunity to visit with Santa and the animals.

12/06 at 3:30 pm | More Info

USU Observatory Public Viewing Night

Special Event

Astronomy enthusiasts of all ages are invited to view Cache Valley's night sky from the USU Observatory on campus. Admission is free. IMPORTANT NOTE: In the event of clouds or inclement weather, the gathering will be cancelled. To avoid disappointment, please visit for updates. The website also has directions and parking information.

12/06 at 6:00 pm | SER Building | 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.

12/06 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre | More Info

These Shining Lives


These Shining Lives is a play written by Melanie Marnich. Based on the true story of four women who worked in a watch factory in Ottawa, Illinois, the play dramatizes the danger women faced in the workforce in the 1920s, and the lack of concern by companies for protecting the health of its employees.

12/06 at 7:30 pm | More Info

Tri State Band Festival



12/06 at 8:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info




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