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Tuesday, March 10

USU Employee Giving Campaign

Fundraiser

Every year employees demonstrate an extraordinary spirit of community by participating in the USU Employee Giving Campaign. This year, the USU Employee giving campaign begins March 2 and lasts through March 31.

Employees can contribute to their passions: students, staff development and the local Community - the possibilities are unlimited. And every dollar given is more than just a gift; it is an investment in Utah State University. Your participation also boosts student recruitment and retention, helps foster the support of outside donors, advances academic research, study, and initiatives, provides development opportunities for staff and give back to this beautiful community we live in.

Visit employeegiving.usu.edu and make a donation today.

3/10, All Day | Utah State University | More Info

Utah Women Making History Exhibit

Exhibition

2020 marks three important anniversaries for the women’s movement. We are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first Utah woman casting her ballot, the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Brooke Smart’s illustrations celebrate the Utah women who worked to advance their communities. These are on display in the atrium of Merrill-Cazier Library now.

3/10, All Day | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Women's Week: Thank You Cards

Special Event

In honor of Women's Week, write a thank you card to a women who has influenced your life.

3/10, All Day | Huntsman Hall | 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.

3/10 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.

3/10 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).

3/10 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated

Exhibition

"Particle & Wave" features forty-five artists from across the world who incorporate paper pulp and organic fibers into their clay. The exhibition explores innovation, creativity and connection by sharing the breadth of work being created by artists spanning five continents who choose paperclay for its adaptability, tensile strength, translucency, and ecological and sustainable characteristics.

"Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated" is organized by The International Paper Clay Exhibition Project, and curated by Peter Held.

3/10 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Thomas Campbell: Lint Basket Supremeo and Unii Ciøn Yyikæ

Exhibition

Thomas Campbell is an interdisciplinary media maestro who creates eloquent and romantic narratives about the fringes of contemporary American culture in a variety of formats, including sculpture, ceramics, music, printmaking, painting, photography, drawing, and film.

A two-part, two-gallery sequence, "Lint Basket Supremeo" (a multi-medium survey) and "Unii Ciøn Yyikæ" (new works) give a sense of Campbell’s creative output over the last ten years leading up to today, including new works created during an artist residency at Utah State University’s Department of Art & Design last fall.

3/10 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Alumni Lunch Series: Stacie Stewart on 'Women in Law'

Information/Orientation

Stacie Stewart, dean of admissions for the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, will speak and answer questions at a CHaSS Alumni Lunch event, for women interested in law careers. Lunch is provided. Seating is limited. Attendees must register in advance. Contact Andrea DeHaan: andrea.dehaan@usu.edu 435-797-0366, or register through Handshake.

3/10 at 12:00 pm | Family Life Building | More Info

Biological Engineering Department Seminar Series

Conference/Seminar

The BE Department's Seminar Series Speaker, Dr. Rob Franklin, an Engineering Lead at Blackrock Microsystems, will present: "NeuroProsthetics and Brain Computer Interfaces: The future is Now!".

March 10th at 3:00 pm in ENGR 238

NeuroProsthetics is an emerging technology that is projected to reach a market size of $10.48 Billion by 2023. The field encompasses products as diverse as Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease to brain-controlled robotic arms. Blackrock Microsystems, headquartered in Salt Lake City, is at the forefront of the field of NeuroProsthetics. Come and learn what it takes to bring new NeuroProsthetics devices to the market. During the seminar, Dr. Franklin will talk about the design control process, FDA regulations, and future applications for this exciting new technology.

3/10 at 3:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

[CANCELED] Department of Physics Colloquium

Conference/Seminar

Weekly presentations on topics in physics.

3/10 at 3:00 pm | SER Building | More Info

Artful Thinking

Workshop/Training

Learn strategies and ideas to help your students with heads (critical), hands (creative) and hearts (intuitive) to build imaginative, innovative and deep understanding using the arts as a means to build 21st century thinkers. Gather hands-on creative ideas from children's literature to use in your classroom. K-12 Classroom teachers, arts specialists, and pre-service teachers welcome!

3/10 at 4:30 pm | Utah State University | More Info

Space Dynamics Laboratory/USU Lecture Series

Lecture/Readings

Now in its fifth year, this ongoing lecture series gives students, faculty and staff the opportunity to hear the latest in space-science engineering developed at Utah State University and the Space Dynamics Laboratory.

3/10 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Wasserman Festival: Lysander Piano Trio

Arts/Entertainment

The Lysander Piano Trio, a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has been praised by the Strad for its "incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas and wide palette of colours." The Trio has developed a reputation for innovative programming of master works from the canon alongside newer works and hidden gems of the repertoire. An ideal example of this is the Trio's 2014 debut recording, After a Dream(CAG Records), featuring music by Ravel, Haydn, Schubert, Joaquin Turina, and Moshe Zorman, which was acclaimed for its "polished and spirited interpretations" (New York Times). The Trio has performed throughout North America and abroad on major series and festivals including Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart, Pro Musica of San Miguel in Mexico, the Copenhagen Summer Festival, The Chautauqua Institution, the Kennedy Center, Spivey Hall, Kravis Center, UCLA's Clark Memorial Library and Carnegie Hall.

3/10 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

[title of show]

Arts/Entertainment

This Tony Award-nominated, one-act musical chronicles its own creation as an entry into a new musical theatre festival and follows two struggling writers, Jeff and Hunter, who decide to create something new with the help of their friends. The show follows their creative journey as they write, perform, and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends, and artists, Above all, [title of show] is a love letter to musical theatre and the joy of collaboration.

From 3/10 at 7:30 pm to 3/14 at 9:30 pm | Caine Lyric Theatre | More Info

Golden Star Dance

Student Activities

Bring your friends and dance the night away!

For current USU students only

3/10 at 9:00 pm | More Info



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