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Friday, September 27

A Day of Giving

Fundraiser | Homecoming

In 1888, the Agricultural College of Utah was founded as the state's land-grant institution in 1888. For more than 131 years, Aggies have lived, believed and proven that we can achieve more when we work together than we ever could on our own. At no other time is this more celebrated than during homecoming week and on A Day of Giving, when each of us is instrumental in helping the University reach our goal. Aggies can make a gift of any size to the designation of their choice. Visit www.adayofgiving.usu.edu for more info.

9/27, All Day | More Info

USU Day of Giving!

Special Event

Join us in the USU Day of Giving! This is an opportunity to show our Aggie pride and gratitude for the impact Utah State University has had on each of us, in our communities, and around the world. On this day, Aggies can make a gift of any size to the designation of their choice. Together, we are greater!

9/27, All Day | 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

9/27 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/27 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Stream and Riparian Restoration

Special Event | Agriculture and Natural Resources

Come help us build BDA’s on East Canyon Creek! A Beaver Dam Analog (BDA) is a man-made structure designed to mimic the form and function of a natural beaver dam. This will be a fun outdoor project to help improve habitat and water quality! We are partnering with Wild Utah project. We will have some waders and boots to borrow, but people should bring their own boots if they have them (the stream isn't super deep). Kids 10+ are welcome to come along with a parent. We will do hands-on restoration work in streams. It’s a fun day outdoors and no experience is necessary.

Click here to sign up: https://www.wildutahproject.org/stream-and-riparian-restoration

9/27 at 9:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

AIS Friday Workshop

Workshop/Training | Focused Friday

Come join us for this week's AIS Technical Workshop! Professor Lindsay Bennion of the MIS Department will be presenting on the topic of "Advancing your IT career through excellent technical and professional communication".

9/27 at 9:00 am | George S. Eccles Business Building | More Info

Skills Employers Want

Workshop/Training | Focused Friday

Employers are looking for individuals with the right soft skills such as critical thinking/problem solving, communication, and digital technology. What are you doing now to develop and practice those skills?
Your career development team has created an opportunity for students based on the NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Career Readiness Competencies. This includes eight competencies that employers consistently emphasize as essential to new college hires. Come to this event for the launch of the program and learn how you can develop and articulate these skills!

9/27 at 9:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

NCAR Scientist Dr. Vanda Grubišic

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Utah State University welcomes renowned scientist Vanda Grubišic of the National Center for Atmospheric Research to campus Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, for the public presentation, “NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory and the University Community Opportunities for Collaboration.” All are invited to the talk at 9:30 a.m. in Huntsman Hall, Room 260.

9/27 at 9:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Dr. Vanda Grubisic

Lecture/Readings | Year of the Woman

NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory and the University Community Oppotunities for Collaboration

9/27 at 9:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/27 at 10:00 am | 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

9/27 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.

9/27 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.

9/27 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).

9/27 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Leadership Forum - Steven Snow

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Focused Friday

Elder Steven Snow, an Aggie, serves as the Historian and Recorder for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He previously served on the Utah Board of Regents and on the President’s Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships for President Obama.

9/27 at 10:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

The Block festival

Arts/Entertainment

"The Block transforms one city block into a cultural epicenter celebrating art forms of all kinds. For two days only, enjoy a diverse collection of films, art installations, live music and more. Come out and enjoy the creative passions of the community!

Films require a festival pass, which can be purchased at theblockfestival.org. Art exhibits and live musicians are free to enjoy.

9/27, All Day | Caine Lyric Theatre | More Info

CHaSS Networking Mocktail & Mingle

Social/Networking

Current and former CHaSS students are invited to network over food and drinks. This is a great opportunity for students to learn from each other's experiences while celebrating CHaSS homecoming.

9/27 at 3:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Civics & Humanities for Non-Majors by Jeff Talbott

Arts/Entertainment

This adventurous new play dives into campus life in two different times (2016, days before the presidential election, and 1976) as two student-formed political action groups attempt to draft by-laws. Conflicts arise as they discover that defining a governing identity within any group requires more than patience; it may just require a miracle. With humor and crackling dialogue, the play tackles what may be today’s biggest question: Is it possible to find common ground when no one seems to be listening?

9/27 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre | More Info

Celebrating Suffrage Concert - American Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Arts/Entertainment | Year of the Woman

Celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage, this concert commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed American women the right to vote. This inspirational evening of music honors the courage and sacrifice of the remarkable suffragettes. Highlighting the music of female composers, the program will feature the women of the American Festival Chorus & Orchestra along with the women of the USU Choral Program.

9/27 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Alumni Series: Spencer Lee, immigration attorney

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to welcome alumn Spencer Lee (History and Religious Studies, 2012), a Phoenix-based immigration attorney, to campus. Spencer will be speaking and networking with students on campus. Please RSVP to andrea.dehaan@usu.edu if you plan to attend.

9/27 at 10:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info



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