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January 2017

Monday, January 2

New Year's Day (observed) (USU closed)

Holidays

USU will be closed 2 January 2017 in observance of New Year's Day.

Have a happy and safe new year.

1/02, All Day | More Info


Wednesday, January 4

Wilderness First Responder Course

Recreation

Actual times TBD. Registration Deadline: Dec 18 @ 5pm. Recognized as the standard medical training for guides, outdoor educators, and wilderness enthusiasts. The 80-hour WFR course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to respond to medical and traumatic emergencies in remote locations. NOTE: The first 30 hours consist of self-directed online modules followed by 50 hours of hands on instruction. The online portion must be completed prior to the start of the classroom sessions. Online Section Begins: November 1st Hands-on Classroom Section: January 4-8th @OP Registration Deadline: Sunday December 18th 5:00pm Student Cost: $600.00 Non-Student: $650.00

1/04 at 7:00 am | Outdoor Recreation Center | More Info

USU Men’s Basketball vs. New Mexico

Sports

Mountain West Conference Game

1/04 at 9:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Thursday, January 5

Wilderness First Responder Course

Recreation

Actual times TBD. Registration Deadline: Dec 18 @ 5pm. Recognized as the standard medical training for guides, outdoor educators, and wilderness enthusiasts. The 80-hour WFR course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to respond to medical and traumatic emergencies in remote locations. NOTE: The first 30 hours consist of self-directed online modules followed by 50 hours of hands on instruction. The online portion must be completed prior to the start of the classroom sessions. Online Section Begins: November 1st Hands-on Classroom Section: January 4-8th @OP Registration Deadline: Sunday December 18th 5:00pm Student Cost: $600.00 Non-Student: $650.00

1/05 at 7:00 am | Outdoor Recreation Center | More Info


Friday, January 6

Wilderness First Responder Course

Recreation

Actual times TBD. Registration Deadline: Dec 18 @ 5pm. Recognized as the standard medical training for guides, outdoor educators, and wilderness enthusiasts. The 80-hour WFR course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to respond to medical and traumatic emergencies in remote locations. NOTE: The first 30 hours consist of self-directed online modules followed by 50 hours of hands on instruction. The online portion must be completed prior to the start of the classroom sessions. Online Section Begins: November 1st Hands-on Classroom Section: January 4-8th @OP Registration Deadline: Sunday December 18th 5:00pm Student Cost: $600.00 Non-Student: $650.00

1/06 at 7:00 am | Outdoor Recreation Center | More Info

Special Olympics Involvement

Student Activities

Want to get involved in special Olympics? USU Special Olympics is recruiting Coaches, Student Athletes, event volunteers and Committee Members. If you enjoy working with the special needs population or just love sports and would like to get involved email specialolympicsteams@usu.edu or stop by the service center (3rd floor of the TSC) to sign up!.

1/06 at 11:09 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info


Saturday, January 7

Wilderness First Responder Course

Recreation

Actual times TBD. Registration Deadline: Dec 18 @ 5pm. Recognized as the standard medical training for guides, outdoor educators, and wilderness enthusiasts. The 80-hour WFR course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to respond to medical and traumatic emergencies in remote locations. NOTE: The first 30 hours consist of self-directed online modules followed by 50 hours of hands on instruction. The online portion must be completed prior to the start of the classroom sessions. Online Section Begins: November 1st Hands-on Classroom Section: January 4-8th @OP Registration Deadline: Sunday December 18th 5:00pm Student Cost: $600.00 Non-Student: $650.00

1/07 at 7:00 am | Outdoor Recreation Center | More Info

Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Arts/Entertainment

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! During this tour, you will learn about the history of the Preserve as well as what kinds of plants and animals you will find during the winter. Additionally, you will have time to search for and identify animal tracks and other signs of animal life on the Preserve. This outing is appropriate for all ages and will takes place on generally flat terrain.

1/07 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Special Olympics Involvement

Student Activities

Want to get involved in special Olympics? USU Special Olympics is recruiting Coaches, Student Athletes, event volunteers and Committee Members. If you enjoy working with the special needs population or just love sports and would like to get involved email specialolympicsteams@usu.edu or stop by the service center (3rd floor of the TSC) to sign up!.

1/07 at 11:09 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Mens Basketball vs. UNLV

Sports

Mens Basketball vs. UNLV

1/07 at 2:00 pm | More Info

Mens Basketball vs. UNLV

Sports

Mens Basketball vs. UNLV Jan. 7th, 2017 @ 4pm

1/07 at 4:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Sunday, January 8

Wilderness First Responder Course

Recreation

Actual times TBD. Registration Deadline: Dec 18 @ 5pm. Recognized as the standard medical training for guides, outdoor educators, and wilderness enthusiasts. The 80-hour WFR course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to respond to medical and traumatic emergencies in remote locations. NOTE: The first 30 hours consist of self-directed online modules followed by 50 hours of hands on instruction. The online portion must be completed prior to the start of the classroom sessions. Online Section Begins: November 1st Hands-on Classroom Section: January 4-8th @OP Registration Deadline: Sunday December 18th 5:00pm Student Cost: $600.00 Non-Student: $650.00

1/08 at 7:00 am | Outdoor Recreation Center | More Info

Special Olympics Involvement

Student Activities

Want to get involved in special Olympics? USU Special Olympics is recruiting Coaches, Student Athletes, event volunteers and Committee Members. If you enjoy working with the special needs population or just love sports and would like to get involved email specialolympicsteams@usu.edu or stop by the service center (3rd floor of the TSC) to sign up!.

1/08 at 11:09 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info


Monday, January 9

USU Spring 2017 Courses Begin

Information/Orientation

USU Spring 2017 courses begin today.

Welcome back to USU.

1/09, All Day | More Info

Spring Semester 2017 Classes Begin

Information/Orientation

1/09, All Day | Utah State University Campus | More Info

Intramural Open Registration

Recreation

INTRAMURAL LEAGUES: 5v5 Basketball; INTRAMURAL TOURNAMENTS: Dodgeball, Valentine's 4v4 Coed Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Pickleball, Billiards, Kickball, Spikeball, 4v4 Sand Volleyball.

1/09 at 8:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Special Olympics Involvement

Student Activities

Want to get involved in special Olympics? USU Special Olympics is recruiting Coaches, Student Athletes, event volunteers and Committee Members. If you enjoy working with the special needs population or just love sports and would like to get involved email specialolympicsteams@usu.edu or stop by the service center (3rd floor of the TSC) to sign up!.

1/09 at 11:09 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info


Tuesday, January 10

Special Olympics Involvement

Student Activities

Want to get involved in special Olympics? USU Special Olympics is recruiting Coaches, Student Athletes, event volunteers and Committee Members. If you enjoy working with the special needs population or just love sports and would like to get involved email specialolympicsteams@usu.edu or stop by the service center (3rd floor of the TSC) to sign up!.

1/10 at 11:09 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

January Social: Graduate Students vs. the Deans Trivia Night

Reception/Reunion

Graduate students from the College of Science and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will take on the deans of those two colleges during this January graduate student social. Moderator will be Trent Hunsaker, host of the podcast “Show Us Your Wits” and regular panelist at Salt Lake Comic Con. The sign-up roster for teams will be available at the door. Trivia competition begins at 6:30. Prizes for the winning teams and delicious food for all! Location: Logan Country Club. 710 N. 1500 East, Logan

1/10 at 6:00 pm | More Info

Magician | Steven Brundage

Special Event

Magician Act: Steven Brundage is a professional magician, who, at the age of 25, has been practicing magic for over half of his life. Perhaps most famous for his nearly impossible Rubik's Cube routine, Steven has been making a name for himself all over the world. Recently coming into the global spotlight for his viral video, magician gets out of speeding ticket with magic. Steven has now been seen on television shows in Russia, Japan, and Britain as well as on television shows in the US, such as ABC's Good Morning America (December 2014), NBC's Today Show (December 2015), Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (July 2015), Penn and Teller's Fool Us (August, 2015) and NBC's The Steve Harvey Show (January 2015). In addition, his resume is lined with features on news outlets, including The Huffington Post, New York Daily News, Buzzfeed, The Daily Mail, and more.

1/10 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info


Wednesday, January 11

USU Women's Basketball vs. Wyoming

Sports

Mountain West Conference Game

1/11 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Thursday, January 12

Aggie Voice

Student Activities

The final contestants will battle to win a $500.00 prize, tickets to The Voice, and the title of The Aggie Voice. audience members can expect free giveaways from ARVO, the watch company.

1/12 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Helicon West’s ‘What I Did Last Summer’ poetry reading

Lecture/Readings

Featured readers of prose and poetry performing at this regular open-mic event are Emily Wheeler, Felicia Rose, Jeff Bateman, Isaac Timm and Chadd VanZanten. Sponsored in part by USU Writing Center. Logan Library, 255 N. Main, Logan

1/12 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Full-Moon Snowshoe Hike

Recreation

Come spend an evening snowshoeing under the glow of a full moon. Be sure to dress warm for the cooler temperatures after dark. No snowshoeing experience is necessary, beginners are most welcome. Participants must be prepared for moderate physical activity in a winter environment. Trip cost includes snowshoe rental and transportation. Space is limited, sign up today!

1/12 at 8:00 pm | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info


Friday, January 13

AIARE Level I Avalanche Course

Recreation

This is an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level I course entitled "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain". This course will consist of one indoor and two outdoor classroom days. Participants will be given a full equipment list prior to the course start. Non-motorized backcountry travel equipment is required and snow shoes are not allowed. Split boards, AT and Telemark are allowed(with skins). You will need to bring a avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe. All of this equipment can be rented from the USU Outdoor Recreation Program rental shop. Please reserve this equipment in advance as quantities are limited. Course Schedule: Friday January 13th, 8am-4pm (Indoor Session @USU Campus) Saturday January 14th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Session) Sunday January 15th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Sessions) USU Students: $200 Non-Students: $250

1/13 at 8:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

USU Women’s Gymnastics vs. North Carolina State & Bowling Green State

Sports

Non-Conference Meet

1/13 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Saturday, January 14

Powder Mountain Ski/Board Day

Recreation

Come join us for a day of skiing/snowboarding at Powder Mountain resort. We will meet up at Outdoor Programs, load up our ski/snowboard gear, and head to Powder Mountain to burn some turns. All riding abilities are welcome as there is terrain for everyone. Trip cost includes transportation and Powder Mountain lift ticket. Discounted ski rentals are available from Outdoor Programs for an additional $10. Discount lift ticket pricing is included in the trip cost and is only available to registered participants that travel to and from Powder Mountain with Outdoor Programs.

1/14 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

AIARE Level I Avalanche Course

Recreation

This is an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level I course entitled "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain". This course will consist of one indoor and two outdoor classroom days. Participants will be given a full equipment list prior to the course start. Non-motorized backcountry travel equipment is required and snow shoes are not allowed. Split boards, AT and Telemark are allowed(with skins). You will need to bring a avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe. All of this equipment can be rented from the USU Outdoor Recreation Program rental shop. Please reserve this equipment in advance as quantities are limited. Course Schedule: Friday January 13th, 8am-4pm (Indoor Session @USU Campus) Saturday January 14th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Session) Sunday January 15th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Sessions) USU Students: $200 Non-Students: $250

1/14 at 8:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Arts/Entertainment

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! During this tour, you will learn about the history of the Preserve as well as what kinds of plants and animals you will find during the winter. Additionally, you will have time to search for and identify animal tracks and other signs of animal life on the Preserve. This outing is appropriate for all ages and will takes place on generally flat terrain.

1/14 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

USU Women's Basketball vs San Diego State

Sports

Mountain West Conference Game

1/14 at 2:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Sunday, January 15

Powder Mountain Ski/Board Day

Recreation

Come join us for a day of skiing/snowboarding at Powder Mountain resort. We will meet up at Outdoor Programs, load up our ski/snowboard gear, and head to Powder Mountain to burn some turns. All riding abilities are welcome as there is terrain for everyone. Trip cost includes transportation and Powder Mountain lift ticket. Discounted ski rentals are available from Outdoor Programs for an additional $10. Discount lift ticket pricing is included in the trip cost and is only available to registered participants that travel to and from Powder Mountain with Outdoor Programs.

1/15 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

AIARE Level I Avalanche Course

Recreation

This is an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level I course entitled "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain". This course will consist of one indoor and two outdoor classroom days. Participants will be given a full equipment list prior to the course start. Non-motorized backcountry travel equipment is required and snow shoes are not allowed. Split boards, AT and Telemark are allowed(with skins). You will need to bring a avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe. All of this equipment can be rented from the USU Outdoor Recreation Program rental shop. Please reserve this equipment in advance as quantities are limited. Course Schedule: Friday January 13th, 8am-4pm (Indoor Session @USU Campus) Saturday January 14th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Session) Sunday January 15th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Sessions) USU Students: $200 Non-Students: $250

1/15 at 8:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info


Monday, January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (USU closed)

Holidays

USU will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, 16 January 2017. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, 17 January 2017.

Have a good and safe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

1/16, All Day | More Info

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (State Holiday: no classes, offices closed)

Celebration/Fair/Festival

1/16, All Day | Utah State University Campus | More Info

Powder Mountain Ski/Board Day

Recreation

Come join us for a day of skiing/snowboarding at Powder Mountain resort. We will meet up at Outdoor Programs, load up our ski/snowboard gear, and head to Powder Mountain to burn some turns. All riding abilities are welcome as there is terrain for everyone. Trip cost includes transportation and Powder Mountain lift ticket. Discounted ski rentals are available from Outdoor Programs for an additional $10. Discount lift ticket pricing is included in the trip cost and is only available to registered participants that travel to and from Powder Mountain with Outdoor Programs.

1/16 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info


Tuesday, January 17

LinkedIn Workshop

Workshop/Training

Meet with Dannon Loveland from USU Career Services to learn about updating your LinkedIn. Bring a Laptop so you can change things while you're at the workshop. There will also be free pizza at this event!

1/17 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Air Quality Presentation

Lecture/Readings

Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment will be presenting on the effects of air pollution on an active body. Hot cocoa provided so bring a mug. Please check our facebook event for updates on the room number. Thanks and hope to see you there. https://www.facebook.com/events/1200973349950930/

1/17 at 6:00 pm | Natural Resources Building | More Info

Martin Luther King Jr Vigil

Cultural

This year’s theme for Dr. King’s Celebration is “Our Destinies Are Tied, Let’s Work Together”. As Aggies and Cache Valley members, we recognize that the civil rights movement affects people from all backgrounds. We must work together to advance human rights and social justice. Utah State University's Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held at the TSC Ballroom on January 17, 2017 from 6:00-7:30PM. There will be a short program with special keynote speaker, Natasha Carrizosa, an award winning poet, followed by a candlelight vigil and a march around campus to commemorate the work of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration as well as to unite our community. This event will be co-sponsored by the Access & Diversity Center and the USU Black Student Union.

1/17 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Martin Luther King Jr Vigil- "Our Destinies are Tied, Let's Work Together"

Cultural

The Martin Luther King Jr celebration provides students, faculty, staff and community members an opportunity to gather and consider the many sacrifices that have advanced social equality. It is also a time for us to consider the significant work yet to be accomplished, and our personal role in furthering social justice. This year’s theme for Dr. King’s Celebration is “Our Destinies Are Tied, Let’s Work Together.” As Aggies and Cache Valley members, we recognize that the civil rights movement affects people from all backgrounds. We must work together to advance human rights and social justice. There will be a short program with special keynote speaker, Natasha Carrizosa, followed by a candlelight vigil and a march around campus to commemorate the work of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration as well as to unite our community. This event will be co-sponsored by the Access & Diversity Center and the USU Black Student Union.

1/17 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info


Wednesday, January 18

Reception for 10th anniversary of the Museum Studies program

Reception/Reunion

Celebrate the 10th year of USU’s Museum Studies certificate program with cupcakes and other refreshments. The USU-wide program is housed in the Museum of Anthropology and is within the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology. Museum Studies is open to all students, regardless of discipline. Reception is in the museum. Information: 435-797-7534.

1/18 at 11:00 am | Old Main | More Info

Communicating Science Series

Lecture/Readings

An interdisciplinary series in which we explore how to effectively communicate science to diverse audiences using diverse media. Utah State University Journalism and Communication faculty Matthew LaPlante will present "Superlative: Why the Biggest Ideas in Science Get the Shortest Shrift."

1/18 at 11:30 am | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

USU Neurodiversity Spring Welcome Meeting

Workshop/Training

Do you have ADHD? A learning disability (LD)? Another psychological or cognitive condition? Or, are you interested in learning more about them? Join the USU Neurodiversity group during our first meeting of the semester! Make friends & form support networks! We will discuss Self-Esteem and Neurodiversity as well as Neurodiversity and Privilege. Students, staff, and faculty are WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!! Please feel free to bring your lunch with you!

1/18 at 11:40 am | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Erin Jemison

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Common Hour

Erin Jemison, the YWCA Director of Public Policy will be talking to us about the status of women and girls in Utah. Please bring your lunch and join us for a great lunch time discussion. Coffee, tea, and water provided.

1/18 at 12:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

You Can Engineer - But Can You Reverse Engineer?

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This ongoing lecture series give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to hear the latest in space science engineering and technologies created right here at Utah State and the Space Dynamics Lab. Upcoming events are listed on this page and on the engineering calendar.

1/18 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info


Thursday, January 19

Build your own time machine

Workshop/Training

A workshop for any students interested in improving their time management skills.

1/19 at 2:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

CEE Water and Environmental Seminar

Conference/Seminar

Joshua Hortin, CEE Graduate Student, will present a seminar titled "Interactions of Soil-Derived Natural Organic Matter, Dissolved Minerals, Wheat, and CuO Nanoparticles"

1/19 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Engineering Council Weekly Meeting

Student Activities

Engineering Student Council weekly meeting for E-Council and all engineering students. Please feel welcome to attend and participate!

1/19 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Backcountry Film Festival

Recreation

Grab your outdoor bucket list and adventure buddies to tune into a night of human-powered winter celebration at the 12th annual Backcountry Film Festival. Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit, Winter Wildlands Alliance, the festival tours to more than 100 showings around the world. The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its collaboration with filmmakers from all corners of the globe, ranging grassroots to professional. The festival provides a fresh line(up) committed to get everyone, van dwellers to weekend warriors, awakened to the powder turns as well as environmental initiatives happening all around the world. All proceeds benefit the Lyon. Mass, Mueggler Outdoor Leadership Scholarship

1/19 at 8:00 pm | TSC, Auditorium | More Info


Friday, January 20

Powder Mountain Ski/Board Day

Recreation

Come join us for a day of skiing/snowboarding at Powder Mountain resort. We will meet up at Outdoor Programs, load up our ski/snowboard gear, and head to Powder Mountain to burn some turns. All riding abilities are welcome as there is terrain for everyone. Trip cost includes transportation and Powder Mountain lift ticket. Discounted ski rentals are available from Outdoor Programs for an additional $10. Discount lift ticket pricing is included in the trip cost and is only available to registered participants that travel to and from Powder Mountain with Outdoor Programs.

1/20 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

USU Hockey vs UNT

Recreation

Come support USU Hockey in their game against the University of Northern Texas

1/20 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Arts Week Masquerade Ball

Student Activities

Masquerade Ball, Free Admission!

1/20 at 7:30 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info


Saturday, January 21

Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Arts/Entertainment

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! During this tour, you will learn about the history of the Preserve as well as what kinds of plants and animals you will find during the winter. Additionally, you will have time to search for and identify animal tracks and other signs of animal life on the Preserve. This outing is appropriate for all ages and will takes place on generally flat terrain.

1/21 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Positive Posture Workshop

Recreation

What: Positive Posture- Developing strong posture by gaining the knowledge and practical application of yoga and strength training to walk taller, sit stronger, and become a more confident person. Who: All USU students, faculty, and open to community Where: USU Fieldhouse Cost: $7/person $12/couple When: January 21, 2017 10:00am-1:00pm Refreshments provided Schedule of workshop: 10:00-10:30 intro, lecture 10:30-11:30 Deadlift 11:30-12:30 Farmer’s Carry 12:30-1:00 Q&A and application in daily life

1/21 at 10:00 am | More Info

NEHMA Family Art Day

Special Event

NEHMA will host its Family Art Days at USU’s Merrill-Cazier Library while the Museum is closed for construction. This monthly program takes place from 11am-2pm and is free and open to all. Bring the family for a fun Saturday activity! Zine Workshop Anyone can be a self-published author and artist with a do-it-yourself zine! Come to the lower level of the Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University to view its stellar collection of little magazines (zines) and art books. Then make your own rough draft of a little ‘zine to share with the world. NEHMA and Merrill-Cazier Library staff will assist aspiring authors of all ages in writing, designing, and arranging zines and pamphlets.

1/21 at 11:00 am | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Mens Basketball vs. Colorado State

Sports

Mens Basketball

1/21 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

USU Hockey vs Montana Tech

Recreation

Come support your Aggies at their game against Montana Tech

1/21 at 7:00 pm | More Info


Monday, January 23

Traditions Week

Student Activities

Free sweaters at the sweater swap, movie, food, and the Aggie Dancing with the Stars.

1/23 at 8:00 am | Utah State University Campus | More Info

Study Abroad Fair Spring 2017

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Study Abroad, Office of Global Engagement would like to invite you to the USU Fall Semester 2016 Study Abroad Fair! The Study Abroad Fair is an excellent way to learn about opportunities for studying, working and volunteering abroad. Learn, travel and meet new friends when you study abroad!

1/23 at 10:00 am | TSC, International Lounge | More Info

Little Naturalist

Arts/Entertainment

Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and exploring nature.  Join us twice a month, October through May, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to read a specially selected nature-themed book, explore the natural world, and complete a craft.  Some favorites include snowshoeing on the preserve, interacting with live reptiles and amphibians, upcycling old materials into holiday decorations, and much more! Space is limited for some programs, so registering is highly encouraged and appreciated. Cost is $2.00 per youth participant, or buy a $15.00 punch card good for 10 programs (only one punch card required per family). Please dress appropriately for the weather that day. For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact Natalie McHale at (435) 797-8938 or Natalie.McHale@usu.edu.  Programs are held at the Swaner EcoCenter in Kimball Junction.

1/23 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Tuesday, January 24

The #1 Key to Success in College

Workshop/Training

Come learn how to be successful in college.

1/24 at 9:30 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Marianne Bøe: Shari'a and Everyday Life.

Lecture/Readings

Dr. Bøe will present Shari'a and Everyday Life: A new Methodology for the Study of Religious and Legal Developments in Western Pluralistic Societies. Dr. Bøe is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the study of religions at the University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway. She holds particular competence on sharia and Muslim family law, on Shia Islam and Shia Muslim communities in Norway, and on the combination of Islam and feminism. Her PhD research project dealt with family law reform and women’s rights activism in Iran and resulted in the publication of the book Family Law in Contemporary Iran: Women’s Rights Activism and Sharia . Her postdoctoral research project examines religious and legal developments related to marriage practices among individuals of Iranian background residing in Norway. .

1/24 at 12:00 pm | Distance Education Building | More Info

Career Workshop for ALL Engineers

Workshop/Training

Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to get insights from the Director of Bioengineering and an HR Manager from ELITech on how to make a successful transition from your college education to an internship or full-time position in industry!

1/24 at 5:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Perspectives Club Documentary-The Empathy Gap

Special Event

“In The Empathy Gap, [Thomas Keith] looks more closely at the ways these messages short-circuit men's ability to empathize with women, respect them as equals, and take feminism seriously.”

1/24 at 7:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info


Wednesday, January 25

Summer Job Fair

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Representatives from summer camps, resorts, parks, local businesses and on-campus employers will be attending the USU Summer Job Fair. This gives students an excellent chance to explore job opportunities. The representatives will have various information and applications available. Many employers interview the day of the fair.

1/25 at 9:00 am | TSC, International Lounge | More Info

Graduate Training Series (GrTS)

Workshop/Training

The Graduate Training Series (GrTS) is a monthly program created for USU’s graduate students to augment their studies with professional development that will help them along their career paths. This month the workshop will cover where to find a career outside of academia. RSVP at http://rgs.usu.edu/grts/rsvp/

1/25 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Lecture and reception for Anthropology Museum donors Ned and Gail Weinshenker

Reception/Reunion

Ned and Gail Weinshenker, who have traveled extensively in the island nation of Papua New Guinea, will speak about their experiences, followed by a reception in their honor. The Museum of Anthropology holds many artifacts collected by the Weinshenkers. 435-797-7534.

1/25 at 4:00 pm | Old Main | More Info

NuScale Presentation

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Lenka Kollar, a representative from NuScale, will be coming to give a presentation on improving the quality of life for people in the US and around the world with nuclear innovation, as well as details on plans to build a nuclear plant in Idaho Falls. The presentation will be on Wednesday the 25th at 4:00 in ENGR 203. Lenka is flying in specifically for this event, so I ask that we represent the school and our chapter well and be there to hear what she has to say.

1/25 at 4:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info


Thursday, January 26

CEE Water and Environmental Seminar

Conference/Seminar

John S. Allen, Associate Professor at University of Hawaii-Manoa, will present a seminar titled "Acoustics and Bubble Dynamics in Engineering, Medicine and Biology"

1/26 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

CEE Water and Environmental Seminar

Conference/Seminar

Tadd Truscott, Utah State University, will present a seminar titled, "The upside-down water collection system of a desert moss"

1/26 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Engineering Council Weekly Meeting

Student Activities

Engineering Student Council weekly meeting for E-Council and all engineering students. Please feel welcome to attend and participate!

1/26 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info


Friday, January 27

Blind Hollow Yurt Backcountry Skiing/Boarding Trip

Recreation

We are heading up to the Blind Hollow yurt spend the weekend enjoying the Bear River backcountry. We will explore some of the fantastic riding terrain near Blind Hollow and spend the evenings around the fire in the comforts of the OP's yurt. Participants must be prepared for moderate to strenuous uphill hiking. No backcountry experience is required but participants must be able to comfortably ski/board blue to black western resort terrain. Winter backcountry travel equipment(Alpine Touring, Telemark, Splitboard) are required and available to rent from the OP at a discounted rate. NO SNOWSHOES. Trip cost includes food, transportation, avalanche safety equipment(beacon, shovel, probe) and two nights at the OP yurt.

1/27 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Science Unwrapped - The Art and Science of Monster Creation

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Science Unwrapped

Those amazing, life-like creatures of the movies "Jurassic Park," "Alien" and "Star Wars": How did filmmakers and artists come up with them? With help from scientists! Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to hear from USU paleontologist Ben Burger, as he explains how paleontology and comparative anatomy helped filmmakers craft those memorable "monsters." Following Dr. Burger's talk, guests are invited to enjoy hands-on learning activities and refreshments in the Eccles Science Learning Center atrium. Also, all are invited to bring a "mystery rock" for identification by a USU geologists; always a lot of fun!

1/27 at 7:00 am | Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium | More Info

Sunrise Session lecture by sociologist Courtney Flint

Lecture/Readings

Dr. Courtney Flint presents this quarterly lecture, Sunrise Sessions, which features research by USU faculty and students presented before an audience of Wasatch Front community members and business leaders. Breakfast is at 7:30 a.m., followed by Flint’s lecture and a Q&A period. Flint will speak on the concept of well-being. Event is at Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main, Salt Lake City. RSVP at http://sunrise.usu.edu/sunrise/attend/.

1/27 at 7:30 am | More Info

Aggie Ski Day

Recreation

USU Alumni and students are invited to join other Aggies on the slopes of Beaver Mountain, January 27, 2017. Discounted tickets, including two-for-one half day passes for students, are available at usu.edu/alumni/ski. All discounted tickets must be purchased in advance and a limited number are available—so Aggies wishing to attend shouldn’t wait! Aggie season ticket holders are asked to register to attend on the same website (don’t worry, we won’t make you pay) for access to contests and freebies throughout the day.

1/27 at 8:00 am | More Info

USU SPIE Student Chapter Meeting

Meeting

The USU SPIE student chapter are holding a meeting and we invite all those interested in optics/photonics research or who are currently engaged in research that involves optpics or photonics. SPIE is a national professional society with a focus on optics and photonics research. SPIE has many Scholarship Opportunities which we will be discussing over pizza and laser chess. We will also have our chapter president present to us on the optics involved in the hunt for extrasolar planets.

1/27 at 2:00 pm | SER Building | More Info


Saturday, January 28

Blind Hollow Yurt Backcountry Skiing/Boarding Trip

Recreation

We are heading up to the Blind Hollow yurt spend the weekend enjoying the Bear River backcountry. We will explore some of the fantastic riding terrain near Blind Hollow and spend the evenings around the fire in the comforts of the OP's yurt. Participants must be prepared for moderate to strenuous uphill hiking. No backcountry experience is required but participants must be able to comfortably ski/board blue to black western resort terrain. Winter backcountry travel equipment(Alpine Touring, Telemark, Splitboard) are required and available to rent from the OP at a discounted rate. NO SNOWSHOES. Trip cost includes food, transportation, avalanche safety equipment(beacon, shovel, probe) and two nights at the OP yurt.

1/28 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Arts/Entertainment

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! During this tour, you will learn about the history of the Preserve as well as what kinds of plants and animals you will find during the winter. Additionally, you will have time to search for and identify animal tracks and other signs of animal life on the Preserve. This outing is appropriate for all ages and will takes place on generally flat terrain.

1/28 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

CROWBAR Backcountry Ski Race

Sports

Join us January 28th at 9:00am for the CROWBAR backcountry ski race! CROWBAR is held entirely outside of ski area boundaries in Logan Canyon, Utah. Race, Recreational and Junior (under 18) divisions are offered. The course includes big climbs and fun descents on ridges, forested slopes, and open powder fields. This year Cache Valley local youth can race for free. For more information and to register, visit UltraSignup.com or email crowbar@nordicunited.com.

1/28 at 9:00 am | More Info

Intramural Dodgeball Tournament

Recreation

Dodgeball tournament begins!

1/28 at 10:00 am | HPER Building | More Info

Mens Basketball vs. Fresno State

Sports

Mens Basketball

1/28 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

Pobev

Arts/Entertainment

Students perform Poetry and music. Free beverage and a treat!

1/28 at 9:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info


Sunday, January 29

Blind Hollow Yurt Backcountry Skiing/Boarding Trip

Recreation

We are heading up to the Blind Hollow yurt spend the weekend enjoying the Bear River backcountry. We will explore some of the fantastic riding terrain near Blind Hollow and spend the evenings around the fire in the comforts of the OP's yurt. Participants must be prepared for moderate to strenuous uphill hiking. No backcountry experience is required but participants must be able to comfortably ski/board blue to black western resort terrain. Winter backcountry travel equipment(Alpine Touring, Telemark, Splitboard) are required and available to rent from the OP at a discounted rate. NO SNOWSHOES. Trip cost includes food, transportation, avalanche safety equipment(beacon, shovel, probe) and two nights at the OP yurt.

1/29 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info


Monday, January 30

BPE Program Seminar with Dr. James L. Moore

Conference/Seminar

Dr. James L. Moore III, program director for Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE), will visit USU on Jan. 30 to present a seminar on the BPE Program.

1/30 at 11:30 am | Engineering Building | More Info

Developing a thirst for Knowledge

Workshop/Training

Come learn how to be motivated about learning again.

1/30 at 1:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Geology Speaker Series: Student Project Reports

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Come hear about the updates on students' research projects.

1/30 at 3:30 pm | Geology building | More Info


Tuesday, January 31

Boren Scholarship Deadline

Information/Orientation

The Boren Scholarship emphasizes the importance of language study through long-term cultural and linguistic immersion. Students who are interested in studying abroad for a year receive priority, although there are scholarships for semesters, as well as a summer program specifically for STEM students that is 8 weeks long (at the minimum). The award amounts are up to $20,000 for a year program, $10,000 for a semester program and $8,000 for a summer program. Those students who accept a Boren Scholarship agree to work for the federal government for at least one year after they graduate. This can be a stepping stone to various careers as professionals with international experience. DEADLINES: Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students - January 31, 2017 Apply now : https://www.borenawards.org/fellowships/boren-fellowship-how-apply Boren Scholarships for Undergraduate Students - February 9,2017 Apply now : https://www.borenawards.org/scholarships/how-apply/boren-scholarship-how-apply

1/31 at 8:00 am | Utah State University Campus | More Info

Study Abroad Fair Spring 2017

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Study Abroad, Office of Global Engagement would like to invite you to the USU Fall Semester 2016 Study Abroad Fair! The Study Abroad Fair is an excellent way to learn about opportunities for studying, working and volunteering abroad. Learn, travel and meet new friends when you study abroad!

1/31 at 10:00 am | TSC, International Lounge | More Info

Goal Setting: Rise to your potential

Workshop/Training

Come learn how to set goals and achieve them.

1/31 at 10:30 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

SDL-USU Lecture Series

Lecture/Readings

This ongoing lecture series give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to hear the latest in space science engineering and technologies created right here at Utah State and the Space Dynamics Lab.

1/31 at 12:00 pm | Innovation Campus, Calibration Auditorium | More Info




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