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Wednesday, March 17

All Things Considered: USU Senior BFA Show

Arts/Entertainment

Twenty Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts students have been hard at work preparing for their undergraduate capstone show. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, students have been preparing artworks to share. In response to the trials and tribulations they, and all of us, have faced during the last year the show has been aptly named: All Things Considered. For this show, nearly two-dozen students from various artistic disciplines are combining their efforts and talents for a single exhibit. This show will showcase the skills and concepts the graduating B.F.A. students have been developing during their time as undergraduate students. Art and Design students begin their journeys with their foundations classes where they attempt to master the basics of two- and three-dimensional art. During that same time, students are preparing to enter their desired emphasis. Once they have been selected for these competitive programs, students have two years to explore and develop skills in their chosen disciplines. All Things Considered will highlight the respective creative-research and development of the graduating Art and Design seniors.

3/17 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Barns, Cows, Tractors, Horses, Hay, and Farmers

Exhibition

Farming and agriculture, the activities that feed us, are not usually the focus of landscape and outdoor paintings. However, artists constantly find bucolic, farming, and pastoral scenes an intriguing mix of nature and humanity. Celebrating agriculture through art, Barns, Cows, Tractors, Horses, Hay, and Farmers focuses on paintings, prints, and sculpture from the collection. Instead of depicting landscape devoid of human presence, these works of art reflect the imprint of humanity on the land in many different ways. A timeline of USU agricultural milestones will accompany the exhibition.

3/17 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Three Depression-Era Photographers In Utah

Exhibition

Dorothea Lange (b. New Jersey, 1895 –d. San Francisco, 1965), Russell Lee (b. Ottawa, Illinois 1903–d. Austin, Texas 1986), and Arthur Rothstein (b. 1915, New York –d. 1985, New Rochelle, New York) are the three photographers who were hired by the Farm Security Administration to document rural Utah in the late 1930s. The portraits of agricultural workers and their families, and the land that they worked, provide a unique picture of Utah’s rural past. Lange, Lee, and Rothstein, all well-known photographers when they were hired for this project, took their photographs in rural towns and counties in Utah and these photographs include imagery of Box Elder and Cache Counties as well as Escalante, Santa Clara, Washington, and Widtsoe, Utah. The exhibition is comprised of 34 photographs by Lange, Lee, and Rothstein from the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art collection.

3/17 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

American Farmer

Exhibition

American Farmer celebrates the living spirit of our heartland through the faces and voices of the people who keep it alive. Featuring 45 color and black and white portraits in addition to interviews with farmers from across the United States, American Farmer tells the inspiring stores of the stewards of this land. When photographer Paul Mobley set out to capture the soul of our country’s farm communities, he encountered an enduring rural culture that remains rooted in the principles of tradition, family, integrity, and hard work. Crisscrossing the country from Alaska to Florida, Mobley’s photographs show the geographic and cultural diversity of the American farmer. His photographs are accompanied by anecdotes and memories of their subjects. American Farmer is a traveling exhibition organized by Exhibits USA.

3/17, All Day | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Aggies Be Cookin' Free Meal Kit

Student Activities

The Service Center is excited to provide free meal kits every week this semester. Learn a new skill and try some new food! Reserve a free meal kit by registering for this event here: https://usu.givepulse.com/

3/17 at 10:00 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Piano Performance Class with Natalya Antonova

Arts/Entertainment

Guest pianist and Eastman School of Music Faculty Natalya Antonova presents a masterclass featuring USU piano students.

3/17 at 12:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Coffee & Conversation: Getting Lucky - A Conversation on Consent

Workshop/Training

Join Felicia Gallegos (She/Her), SAAVI Outreach & Prevention Coordinator, for a conversation on consent. Felicia has been doing violence prevention work at USU for five years and knows that a better understanding of consent would create a culture of ultimate respect. So what makes practicing consent so difficult? Why is the conversation so uncomfortable? How can we have the conversation with our friends and children? Come find out more!

3/17 at 12:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Around the World Wednesdays: Working in the Foreign Service (Germany)

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHaSS) is teaming up with the Institute of Government and Politics to bring you Around the World Wednesdays – a series of conversations with Utah State University alumni working internationally. Join us each month as we virtually visit a different region to learn the ins and outs of finding opportunities abroad, navigating a new culture, and exploring professional environments beyond our borders. On Wednesday, March 17th, we'll be joined by Porter Illi (BA International Studies and Political Science '12), Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State, currently serving in the External Political Unit at the U.S. embassy in Berlin. Porter earned a Master of Science in Foreign Service and a certificate in Diplomatic Studies from Georgetown University and has previously served tours in Mexico and Sri Lanka. Co-host Dr. Shannon Peterson will also be available to share opportunities for current USU students interested in interning abroad.

3/17 at 12:30 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

CIDI Workshop - Improve the Canvas Student Experience

Workshop/Training

Learn quick and easy practical tips to make sure your content more usable and easy to learn for the students in your course. In this workshop we will go over how to:
· Get rid of extra content in your course and simplify your course navigation.
· Get rid of broken links and make sure your content is published.
· Embed and caption your videos to make them more usable for everyone.
· Provide content in user-friendly formats that work well on mobile devices.

3/17 at 2:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Together Apart: Music Therapy Forum 2021

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Have you ever wondered what music therapy is? From pain management in hospitals to rap songwriting in social work, this field reaches across vast populations and continues to grow every day. Join us throughout the week of March 15-19 and see how this clinical and evidence-based practice is helping to improve the lives of so many around the world. Two live zoom 'booths' will be open to the public daily (one at 3:30pm and one at 5:30pm), featuring live music therapy demonstrations, field applications/research, networking opportunities, and USU Music Therapy Information. Access the zoom link on our website listed here!

3/17 at 3:30 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

The Value of the Arabic Language in a Global Economy

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Over 20 Arabic-speaking countries (with roughly 300 million native speakers) are major players in the global economy. Arabic speakers are in high demand and knowing Arabic will help you learn the Middle Eastern business culture and equip you to make strong, lucrative business relationships. Join Hadjer Abir Bensaha, HSB International Business & Marketing Major; Prof. Abdulkafi Albirini, USU Professor of Linguistics and Arabic; Dr. Daniel Holland, USU Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy; and Zachary Malcarne, Huntsman Alumni (BA International Business) to learn more about this exciting topic.

Register to attend.

3/17 at 6:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Intramural Virtual Trivia - Harry Potter Theme

Student Activities

All aboard the Hogwarts Express as you test your wizarding world knowledge in this Harry Potter themed trivia night!

3/17 at 6:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Volleyball - Masks Required

Sports

Come out to the BDAC and support your Lady Eagles as they take on Salt Lake Community College
Masks required and all USU & State mandates will be observed.

Keep up on all USU Eastern Athletics at https://www.facebook.com/UtahStateEasternAthletics

3/17 at 6:00 pm | More Info

Jazz Jams

Arts/Entertainment

Open to students, faculty, and staff with USU ID. Students free, faculty/staff $10. No day-of-show ticket sales or online sales. CCA Box Office Monday - Friday, 2 - 5 p.m. L101, Chase Fine Arts Center, USU Campus 435-797-8022. After hours, tickets can be purchased at the USU Ticket Office in the Dee Glenn Smith Spectrum or by calling 435-797-0305. Open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This performance will be livestreamed at ccapresents.usu.edu.

3/17 at 7:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info



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