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October 2017

Sunday, October 1

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Utah State women's soccer vs. New Mexico

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts the University of New Mexico at Chuck and Gloria Bell Field.

Chuck and Gloria Bell Soccer Field, More Info




Monday, October 2

10:00 am - 11:00 am    Little Naturalist

Arts & Entertainment / Cooperative Extension

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! 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 and never expires. Payment will be taken at the door the day of the program. One caregiver must accompany children to participate. Please be prepared to adventure outdoors!

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info




Tuesday, October 3

10:00 am - 2:00 pm    Graduate School Fair

Fair/Festival / Career Services

Each year Career Services and the School of Graduate Studies sponsor the Graduate School Fair. The Fair is held fall semester to help students apply on time for various graduate programs. Graduate programs from around the region, including representatives from other institutions around the nation attend. Even if graduate school is a few years away, the fair provides helpful information in planning and preparing for your graduate school experience.

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info


10:30 am - 11:30 am    Make Friends with your textbook

Workshop / Academic Success Center (ASC)

Do you struggle with reading your textbook? Come practice some strategies that will help you master your books and retain the information.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


4:30 pm - 6:30 pm    Open Streets

Fair/Festival / Other

Open Streets is an event that Aggie Blue Bikes puts on to celebrate alternative forms of transportation and sustainability. We close down 700 North to demonstrate how vibrant and fun a street can be with no cars. There will be food, music, prizes, giveaways and vendors with activities. We will even have a rockwall and a little parade!

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Mentoring Kickoff

Meeting / College of Engineering

This is our opening social for the mentoring program for the college of engineering. This is a chance for the freshmen and transfer students to meet their mentors and understand more fully what the program entails and what is expected.

Engineering Building, More Info




Wednesday, October 4

9:30 am - 2:30 pm    Fall Career Fair

Fair/Festival / Career Services

Utah State University's Fall Career Fair provides an opportunity to network with employers interested in hiring Utah State students and alumni. This event will allow you to meet with visiting representatives to discuss internship/career employment opportunities.

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info


11:30 am - 12:30 pm    Finding Your Place in the Aggie Family: Freshman drop-in group

Meeting / Retention & First Year Experience

This is a weekly drop-in group for students who find it unexpectedly challenging to adjust to their new life at USU. Homesickness is common and it can be tough to feel like you have made meaningful connections at USU. Balancing school, friends, and work can be hard. Making new friends in a new environment may be more difficult than you anticipated. It may not feel like you fit into the Aggie Family. These struggles are very common. In this group, you will meet other students who are facing similar challenges. It will be a confidential and judgment-free place to provide mutual support, exchange ideas, and connect with each other. Bring your own lunch to the meeting so we can eat while we talk.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm    CEE Water and Environmental Seminar

Seminar/Symposium / College of Engineering

Irene Garousi, CEE Graduate Student, will present a seminar titled "Hyper work, Hyper fun, Hyper performance computing, Hyper resolution hydrologic modeling in the National Center for Supercomputing Application (NCSA) and National Water Center (NWC) in hyper heat of summer 2017".

Engineering Building, More Info




Thursday, October 5

10:00 am - 3:00 pm    USU Farmers Market

Special Event / Sustainability

This fall, Utah State University will be bring back the Student Farmer's Market! Farmer’s markets epitomize sustainability by bringing community members together to purchase locally grown, healthier food, crafts and other products. The market features live local musicians in addition to local businesses and student organizations. One of the primary benefits to USU's 28,000+ students will be the 'double your dollars' program, allowing students to double their money in dollar increments up to $5, receiving two $1 tokens for each dollar exchanged. Tokens will be purchased at the entrance booth. The tokens may only be used in the market towards produce purchases. The USU Farmer's Market was initiated by the Blue Goes Green grant program.

Quad, More Info


10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm    Utah State women's volleyball vs. Wyoming

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts the University of Wyoming at the Wayne Estes Center.

Wayne Estes Center, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Autumn Voices

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Celebrate fall with the Department of Music choral classes!

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Friday, October 6

12:00 am - 12:00 pm    The Block Film & Art Festival

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

THE BLOCK is a DIFFERENT film festival experience. IT'S INTIMATE A unique FIVE historic theatres on a single block is the nucleus for dozens of interactive film screenings (year six of the Logan Film Festival), a music stage, local business hosted galleries & bands, outdoor art installations, vast-topic educational conversations, & exceptional food offerings throughout two days. ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE Attending The Block isn't your average film festival experience. We emphasize celebration not competition, and creating the best possible experience for everyone by focusing on interaction between the artists/filmmakers & their audiences. INSPIRING CREATION At it's core, The Block is about inspiring imagination & creation. Encouraging personal expression through the arts is a major reason this organization was developed by artists over the past seven years.

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12:00 am - 12:00 pm    The Block film & art festival

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Block film & art festival is a non-profit event hosted at Center & Main in downtown Logan Oct. 6 and 7. There will be a 90% discount (from $45 to just $5) on passes for students. Passes are sold at Morty's, Caffe Ibis, The Waffle Iron and The Island Market. Passes include access to all festival events.

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm    Arts Education Conference

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Attend the Arts Education Conference hosted in the Eccles Conference Center.

Eccles Conference Center, More Info


10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm    SPIE USU Opening Social

Student Activities / College of Engineering

SPIE is a professional optics/photonics group. We are the USU chapter of SPIE and we are having our opening social to discuss ideas for a group project involving astronomy equipment. We want students from all educational backgrounds to come join us in this exciting project. Come join us, give us your ideas and eat delicious pizza. We are also excited to have our faculty advisor, Jed Hancock of SDL, join us and talk to us about optics and photonics in industry.

SER Building, More Info


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Utah State women's soccer vs. Colorado College

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts Colorado College at Chuck and Gloria Bell Field.

Chuck and Gloria Bell Soccer Field, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    Science Unwrapped - Jim Lutz, Forest Ecologist

Presentation/Speeches / Science Unwrapped

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to Science Unwrapped at USU, the public outreach program of Utah State University's College of Science. Admission is FREE! As part of our Fall 2017 "Ecology!" Series (celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the USU Ecology Center), we welcome USU forest ecologist Jim Lutz. Dr. Lutz speaks Friday, October 6, at 7 pm in the Emert Auditorium (ESLC 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center on the USU campus. His 45-minute talk is followed by refreshments and interactive, hands-on learning activities. Learn more about Science Unwrapped at our website: http://www.usu.edu/unwrapped/

Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    The Road to Broadway with Stephen Karam

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Stephen Karam‘s plays include The Humans (Tony Award, Obie Award for Playwriting and Pulitzer Prize finalist), Sons of the Prophet (Pulitzer Prize finalist), and Speech & Debate. His adaptation of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard premiered on Broadway as part of Roundabout’s 2016 season; his film adaptation of The Seagull starring Annette Bening will premieres in 2017. Recent honors include two Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards; a Lucille Lortel Award, Drama League Award and Hull-Warriner Award. Stephen is a graduate of Brown University and grew up in Scranton, PA.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Saturday, October 7

12:00 am - 2:00 pm    Family 1st Saturdays at the MOA

Cultural / Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology

Join us in the Museum of Anthropology the 1st Saturday of each month to explore cultures from around the world, past and present. We offer activities and demonstrations for all ages. Upcoming events include exploring the museum's exhibits in June, art and material culture in July and August, human origins in September, food from around the world in October, magic + deception in November, and the cultural practice of gift giving in December. For more information call at 435 797-7545.

Museum of Anthropology, More Info


12:00 am - 12:00 pm    The Block Film & Art Festival

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

THE BLOCK is a DIFFERENT film festival experience. IT'S INTIMATE A unique FIVE historic theatres on a single block is the nucleus for dozens of interactive film screenings (year six of the Logan Film Festival), a music stage, local business hosted galleries & bands, outdoor art installations, vast-topic educational conversations, & exceptional food offerings throughout two days. ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE Attending The Block isn't your average film festival experience. We emphasize celebration not competition, and creating the best possible experience for everyone by focusing on interaction between the artists/filmmakers & their audiences. INSPIRING CREATION At it's core, The Block is about inspiring imagination & creation. Encouraging personal expression through the arts is a major reason this organization was developed by artists over the past seven years.

More Info


12:00 am - 12:00 pm    The Block film & art festival

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Block film & art festival is a non-profit event hosted at Center & Main in downtown Logan Oct. 6 and 7. There will be a 90% discount (from $45 to just $5) on passes for students. Passes are sold at Morty's, Caffe Ibis, The Waffle Iron and The Island Market. Passes include access to all festival events.

More Info


9:00 am - 5:00 pm    Arts Education Conference

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Attend the Arts Education Conference hosted in the Eccles Conference Center.

Eccles Conference Center, More Info


9:00 am - 7:00 pm    USU Parent & Family Weekend

Special Event / Student Affairs

Come join your student during the USU Parent & Family Weekend! From a Library Reception with free local apple cider and donuts, to complimentary photo's on the Block A, and then head down to the Agricultural Products BBQ and Aggie Football game!

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


9:15 am - 4:00 pm    Center for Women & Gender Leadership Initiative Session 2

Seminar/Symposium / Center for Women and Gender

This is a seven-session program for undergraduate women who may not yet see themselves as leaders, but have a sense of their career goals and the contributions they want to make. The 2017/2018 sessions are currently filled, however applications will be accepted in April 2018 for the 2018/2019 program.

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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm    Agricultural Products BBQ

Luncheon/Dinner / College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

The Utah Agricultural Products BBQ (Ag Day or Ag BBQ) features the best of what Utah's agricultural groups have to offer. Enjoy Utah corn, beef, dairy, turkey, pork and more when you and your family come to enjoy this Aggie tradition. All proceeds benefit College of Agriculture and Applied Science student scholarships through the Agriculture Leadership Endowment at Utah State University.

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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm    Alumni Association Tailgate Party prior to USU vs Colorado State football game

Alumni Event / Alumni Association

Bring your whole family and come enjoy food, games, and visiting with other alumni while waiting for the USU vs Colorado State football game to start. We'll have hot dogs, cold drinks and Aggie Fat Boy blue mint sandwiches. Come participate in the hot dog eating contest to have a chance to win a Camp Chef propane Fire Pit ($159 value) or 4 tickets to the "Aggie Family Reunion" event during homecoming (a $60 value). We'll be in the Maverik Stadium parking lot, next to the grass strip. Look for the large blue blow-up arch "USU Alumni Association: All Alumni Welcome"

Maverik Stadium, More Info


2:30 pm - 6:30 pm    Utah State football vs. Colorado State

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts in-conference rival Colorado State University at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium.

Maverik Stadium, More Info


8:00 pm - 10:30 pm    Utah State women's volleyball vs. Colorado State

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts Colorado State University at the Wayne Estes Center.

Wayne Estes Center, More Info




Sunday, October 8

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Utah State women's soccer vs. Air Force

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts Air Force University at Chuck and Gloria Bell Field.

Chuck and Gloria Bell Soccer Field, More Info




Monday, October 9

10:00 am - 11:00 am    Little Naturalist

Arts & Entertainment / Cooperative Extension

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! 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 and never expires. Payment will be taken at the door the day of the program. One caregiver must accompany children to participate. Please be prepared to adventure outdoors!

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info


10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


5:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Street Painting

Homecoming / Other

Street Painting will be held on Monday, October 9, starting at 5 p.m. on Champ Drive. There are only 45 spots available, so sign-ups are on a first come first serve basis. Sign-ups will close Friday, October 6, at 1 p.m. Sign up with your organization to paint the street in celebration of Homecoming Week. 700 N (Aggie Bull-evard) and TSC Roundabout

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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Jason Hardink Faculty Recital

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Pianist Jason Hardink, artistic director of the NOVA Chamber Music Series and principal keyboard of the Utah Symphony, will perform a solo recital in the Caine Performance Hall. Jason will play a program featuring Beethoven's Les Adieux Sonata opus 81a, Bach's G Major Partita, a selection of works by Oliver Messiaen, the North American premiere of Ryan Carter's Errata and Liszt's Mephisto Waltz.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Tuesday, October 10

10:00 am - 2:00 pm    Powderpuff

Homecoming / Other

Watch 8 teams compete at the powderpuff preliminaries on the Quad!

Quad, More Info


10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm    Utah State women's volleyball vs. Boise State

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts Boise State University at the Wayne Estes Center.

Wayne Estes Center, More Info


8:00 pm - 10:30 pm    Powderpuff Finals

Homecoming / Other

Come cheer on the top four teams in powderpuff finals and watch the championship game!

Maverik Stadium, More Info




Wednesday, October 11

10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


10:30 am - 11:30 am    Overcoming Writer's Block

Workshop / Academic Success Center (ASC)

Everyone is familiar with the wall that seems to block our thinking when we need to write an important document. Come learn how to overcome "the block" and keep the juices flowing so you can accurately express your thoughts and feelings. You will come away with tips on how to get your words onto a page.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


11:30 am - 12:30 pm    Finding Your Place in the Aggie Family: Freshman drop-in group

Meeting / Retention & First Year Experience

This is a weekly drop-in group for students who find it unexpectedly challenging to adjust to their new life at USU. Homesickness is common and it can be tough to feel like you have made meaningful connections at USU. Balancing school, friends, and work can be hard. Making new friends in a new environment may be more difficult than you anticipated. It may not feel like you fit into the Aggie Family. These struggles are very common. In this group, you will meet other students who are facing similar challenges. It will be a confidential and judgment-free place to provide mutual support, exchange ideas, and connect with each other. Bring your own lunch to the meeting so we can eat while we talk.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm    CEE Water and Environmental Seminar

Seminar/Symposium / College of Engineering

Jim Stagge, USU Postdoctoral Researcher, will give a seminar titled "Paleo hydrology: Lessons from the past, opportunities for the future".

Engineering Building, More Info


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm    Mr. USU

Homecoming / Other

Twelve men, representing their college or organization, will be competeting for the title of Mr. USU. It will be "Rainin Men" at this pageant. This is a free event so get there early for a seat!

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Big Bands

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

See what the USU Big Bands have been working on this semester.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Thursday, October 12

10:00 am - 3:00 pm    USU Farmers Market

Special Event / Sustainability

This fall, Utah State University will be bring back the Student Farmer's Market! Farmer’s markets epitomize sustainability by bringing community members together to purchase locally grown, healthier food, crafts and other products. The market features live local musicians in addition to local businesses and student organizations. One of the primary benefits to USU's 28,000+ students will be the 'double your dollars' program, allowing students to double their money in dollar increments up to $5, receiving two $1 tokens for each dollar exchanged. Tokens will be purchased at the entrance booth. The tokens may only be used in the market towards produce purchases. The USU Farmer's Market was initiated by the Blue Goes Green grant program.

Quad, More Info


10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


10:30 am - 3:00 pm    Let's Taco-bout Puerto Rico

Fundraiser / Other

The Latinx Student Union will be selling tacos, all proceeds will go to relief efforts for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

TSC, Patio, More Info


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    CWG & Religious Studies Brown Bag: Dr. Karen Lang

Presentation/Speeches / Multiple Sponsors

Dr. Karen Lang “The Buddha’s Daughters: Women’s roles in Buddhism.” The CWG and Religious Studies are Cosponsoring a Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Karen Lang. Dr. Lang is a Professor of Buddhist Studies and Indian Religions, as well as the Director of the Center of South Asian Studies at the University of Virginia. Bring a sack lunch and come listen to Dr. Lang speak about her research.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm    Author and activist Sarah Gailey: Reading and Discussion

Lecture & Readings / English

Speculative fiction author and social critic Sarah Gailey will read from her recent books and answer questions about her work. In her first year of eligibility, Gailey was nominated for a Hugo Award for her critique and celebration of the women of Harry Potter, in a category alongside legendary fiction writer Neil Gaiman and the late Carrie Fisher. Her “River of Teeth” novellas — a duology that follows a group of hippopotamus wranglers on a blood-soaked journey down the Mississippi River — was published this year and was an Amazon best-seller. The duology’s characters, described by NPR as “a cross-dressing conwoman, an agender demolitions expert, a heavily pregnant assassin, a queer British-Korean cowboy and a lovesick sharp-shooter” are part of “a wonderfully original debut, guaranteed to cast long, sinister shadows over beloved family board games for years to come.”

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


4:30 pm - 6:30 pm    "Memento Mori: The Art of Death and Mourning" Exhibit Opening

Exhibit / Merrill-Cazier Library

Utah State Folklorist, Carol Edison, will present a gallery talk about Mormon cemetery monuments. The exhibit can be seen in the Merrill-Cazier Library Atrium August 23 - December 10.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm    Communitas Lecture Series: Aruna D'Souza

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Aruna D'Souza is the former associate director of the Research and Academic Program at the Clark, and a scholar of modern and contemporary European visual culture and feminist theory.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm    Stress Management & Wellness

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

This workshop is designed to help participants understand and manage their stress better, increase stress management skills, and develop a wellness plan.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm    How to be an Anti-Racist with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Presentation/Speeches / Other

Renowned American political activist, scholar and author Ibram X. Kendi will be visiting the Utah State University campus this fall semester for a keynote presentation on “How to be an Anti-Racist”. Events • Thursday, October 12: Private dinner with Black Student Union, 5-5:45 p.m. • Thursday, October 12: Keynote presentation with Q&A at Utah State University’s Taggart Student Center (TSC) Auditorium, 6:30-8 p.m. • Thursday, October 12: Book Signing at Utah State University’s Taggart Student Center (TSC) Juniper Lounge, 8-9 p.m. DR. IBRAM X. KENDI, AN AWARD-WINNING HISTORIAN AND NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, is Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.

Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium, More Info


7:00 pm - 10:15 pm    Utah State basketball Primetime madness

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State basketball tips off their first public activity of the season with scrimmages from the men and women's teams. Athletes will be available postgame for autographs.

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Outdoor Movie

Homecoming / Other

Enjoy free snacks while snuggling up on Old Main Hill to watch Hocus Pocus.

Old Main, More Info




Friday, October 13

10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


11:00 am - 12:00 pm    Morris Media & Society Lecture: Fear of the Female Voice

Lecture & Readings / Journalism and Communication

Writer and social critic Sarah Gailey will present a Morris Media & Society Lecture entitled "Fear of the Female Voice" at Utah State University. Gailey is a columnist for BarnsAndNoble.com and Tor.com, and tweets regularly on subjects like “how to punch a Nazi” and “how to show up gym rats” under the handle @gaileyfrey, where she describes herself as a “shrill feminist harpy” and “bad influence.” Her commentary often addresses social change through the lens of pop culture. "Sarah's writing invites readers to the visit the other side of knowing," said Debra Jenson, an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State. "She forces us to think about issues from a different perspective, seeing the other side of villains and questioning our image of heroism. The chance to hear her speak directly to Utahns and the issues we care about should not be missed."

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Aggie Family Reunion

Alumni Event / Alumni Association

Pack up your entire Aggie Family and make the trek to Logan for the Alumni Association's "Aggie Family Reunion" on Friday evening. Come enjoy dinner, games, visiting with other alumni, and taking photos with Big Blue, Mrs Blue and Baby Blue. The whole BLUE family will be here and so should you. Just $15 per person. It's a great way to kick off the events for Saturday and enjoy the new Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) Text “AggieReunion” to 51555 to receive updates about homecoming week and for the opportunity to win prizes.

Aggie Recreation Center (ARC), More Info


9:00 pm - 11:55 pm    Homecoming Dance

Homecoming / Other

Come dance the night away with DJ Marcus Wing. Casual dress.

Nelson Field House, More Info




Saturday, October 14

9:00 am - 10:00 am    Homecoming 5K

Alumni Event / Alumni Association

Annual Homecoming 5K. All participants receive an athletic race shirt, u-state running gloves, post-race refreshments, VIP seating at the parade, entry into our prize drawing, a voucher for Aggie Ice Cream, and other goodies from our sponsors.

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm    Homecoming Parade on Logan's Main Street

Alumni Event / Alumni Association

Annual Homecoming Parade. Logan's Main Street,100 South to 700 North.

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10:00 am - 12:30 pm    USU Homecoming Parade

Homecoming / Other

The entire community is invited to come show their Aggie support and see the display of Aggie pride go down Main Street. Spectators can view the parade from Center street to 1000 North.

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11:30 am - 1:00 pm    IOGP Annual Intern Alumni Reunion

Homecoming / Other

Catch up with other intern alumni over lunch. It will be held at the Logan Golf and Country Club

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm    Home to CHaSS Homecoming reunion

Celebration Day / College of Humanities & Social Sciences

A reunion for everyone CHaSS, including alumni, students, faculty, staff and retired faculty. Bring your family to this open house event that includes FOOD, live bluegrass music, GAMES, face-painting and CHaSS SWAG. Visit https://chass.usu.edu/home-to-chass to RSVP. Reunion is at Craig Aston Park (1350 N 800 E, Logan) north of the stadium. See you there!

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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm    Huntsman School Alumni, Faculty & Staff Tailgate Party

Alumni Event / Jon M. Huntsman College of Business

Whether or not you’re planning on attending the homecoming football game next Saturday, October 14, bring your family and enjoy the Huntsman School Tailgate Party from 12:00pm-2:30. We will have games, prizes, and free food from Leila’s Luau food truck and cookies from Baked. Please RSVP to Brynn.Mortensen@usu.edu by October 10. We look forward to celebrating the Huntsman School and cheering on our Aggies with you!

Maverik Stadium, More Info


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm    USU Leadership Reunion

Alumni Event / Student Affairs

We invite all members of ASUSU/USUSA, A-Team, and PLC/Ambassadors back to campus for our annual Student Leadership Reunion. Come enjoy lunch with friends before the Aggies square off against Wyoming.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


12:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Chase Fine Arts Center Community Open House

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Get a tour of the new venues in the Chase Fine Arts Center.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


12:30 pm - 2:30 pm    Alumni Association Tailgate Party prior to USU vs Wyoming football game

Alumni Event / Alumni Association

Bring your whole family and come enjoy food, games, and visiting with other alumni while waiting for the USU vs Wyoming football game to start. We'll have hot dogs, cold drinks, and S'Mores. Win prizes participating in games! We'll be in the Maverik Stadium parking lot, next to the grass strip. Look for the large blue blow-up arch "USU Alumni Association: All Alumni Welcome"

Maverik Stadium, More Info


2:30 pm - 6:30 pm    Utah State football vs. Wyoming

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts in-conference rival University of Wyoming at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium.

Maverik Stadium, More Info




Sunday, October 15

No activities this day



Monday, October 16

10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm    Dissertation Defense - Weilun Warren Chen

Lecture & Readings / Electrical and Computer

Come support PhD Candidate Weliun Chen as he defends his dissertation.

Engineering Laboratory, More Info


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Dissertation Defense

Presentation/Speeches / Electrical and Computer

"Bidirectional Three-Phase AC-DC Power Conversion Using DC-DC Converters and a Three-Phase Unfolder"

Engineering Laboratory, More Info


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm    Making A Difference - What We Do Matters

Presentation/Speeches / Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology

Please join us for a keynote presentation with Dr. Anna Blau and Laura Mora from International Women’s House in Metro-Atlanta. Dr. Blau and Ms. Mora have over 60 years of combined experience in nonprofit work, the majority of which has been in the domestic violence field. Their organization provides safe haven and supportive services to women and children who are the victims of family violence, sexual abuse, and human trafficking, with a focus on immigrant and refugee women and children. Dr. Blau is a former refugee and Ms. Mora is an immigrant – their keynote will touch on their personal stories, their professional work, and how you can make a difference in your community. Monday, October 16, 2017 | 6:00-7:30 PM USU Old Main, Room 225 Refeshments will be served Community members welcome Sponsors: Mountain West Center for Regional Studies & Fight Against Domestic Violence

Old Main, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Perspectives Club Documentary: "Children Next Door"

Student Activities / Other

"A young family's journey to overcome years of experiencing domestic violence and one horrific incident that shaped and shattered their world."

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info




Tuesday, October 17

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Clothesline Project

Special Event / Other

The purpose of the Clothesline Project is to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness month. Through personal statements written on t- shirts appropriate to the size of the victim, the Clothesline Project explores the personal costs of domestic violence.

TSC, International Lounge, More Info


10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm    What is This Thing we Call Happiness? - Positive Living Series

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

This educational/experiential workshop series is designed to help guide your attention back from life’s challenges to things that can cultivate more positivity in our lives. Feel free to come to any or all of the workshops in this series. This workshop will provide some understanding into how we define happiness, what life factors that have been found to be related to happiness, and how we can be better at finding it!

Taggart Student Center, More Info


5:15 pm - 8:00 pm    Evening with Industry

Luncheon/Dinner / College of Engineering

Companies from Utah come to this event so that YOU have the opportunity to meet, network, and dine with them. This year we have Hill Air Force Base, WesTech Engineering Inc., Western Electricity Coordination Council, Space Dynamics Laboratory, Northrop Grumman, L3 Communications, EarthSoft Inc., Orbital ATK, and Futura Industries coming to this event. Evening with Industry can provide you with opportunities to network with future employers, to interview for internships or jobs, and to practice your professional skills.

More Info




Wednesday, October 18

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Clothesline Project

Special Event / Multiple Sponsors

The purpose of the Clothesline Project is to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness month. Through personal statements written on t- shirts appropriate to the size of the victim, the Clothesline Project explores the personal costs of domestic violence.

TSC, Sunburst Lounge, More Info


10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


11:30 am - 12:30 pm    Finding Your Place in the Aggie Family: Freshman drop-in group

Meeting / Retention & First Year Experience

This is a weekly drop-in group for students who find it unexpectedly challenging to adjust to their new life at USU. Homesickness is common and it can be tough to feel like you have made meaningful connections at USU. Balancing school, friends, and work can be hard. Making new friends in a new environment may be more difficult than you anticipated. It may not feel like you fit into the Aggie Family. These struggles are very common. In this group, you will meet other students who are facing similar challenges. It will be a confidential and judgment-free place to provide mutual support, exchange ideas, and connect with each other. Bring your own lunch to the meeting so we can eat while we talk.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


11:30 am - 12:30 pm    Testing like a pro

Workshop / Academic Success Center (ASC)

It is possible to do better on tests just by the way you approach the questions. Common sense and critical thinking are key strategies. You can come away with how to make a testing strategy and remember more for the test.

HPER Building, More Info


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm    Graduate Training Series: Common Grad School Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Workshop / School of Graduate Studies

Grad school can sometimes be tricky waters to navigate, but there’s no better way to learn how than from your peers. At this GrTS, grad students who have recently finished or will soon finish their degrees will share their advice on how to be successful, followed by a Q&A session and general discussion on topics important to you.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


12:29 pm - 12:29 pm    The Clothesline Project

Exhibit / Student Affairs

The Clothesline Project is an empowering display of shirts decorated by survivors of domestic violence showcasing their experience. Each shirt portrays the experience, as well as the emotions involved, of someone in Cache Valley. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness about domestic violence and the resources available in the community. These resources include; The Center for Women & Gender, SAAVI, CAPS, Access & Diversity, The Family Place and CAPSA.

TSC, International Lounge, More Info


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm    CEE Water and Environmental Seminar

Seminar/Symposium / College of Engineering

Tim Sheibe, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, will give a seminar presentation titled "Influences of Hydrologic Exchange Flows on River Corridor and Watershed Biogeochemical Function".

Engineering Building, More Info


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm    Space Dynamics Laboratory Technical Lecture

Lecture & Readings / Space Dynamics Laboratory

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

Engineering Building, More Info


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    The Republic of Nature with Mark Fiege

Lecture & Readings / Cooperative Extension

Historian Mark Fiege visits the Swaner Preserve to discuss his book The Republic of Nature as well as his work on national parks in the U.S. and around the world. This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities, the Park City Library and Swaner Preserve. This event is free, but registration is required.

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    50th Anniversary Gala Concert

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Join us for the 50th Anniversary Gala of the Chase Fine Arts center, the inaugural event in the newly renovated Daines Concert Hall. This special event is part of USU’s Year of the Arts and features the sounds of Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kelli O’Hara, along with performances from the Department of Music and the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall, More Info




Thursday, October 19

10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


12:29 pm - 12:29 pm    The Clothesline Project

Exhibit / Student Affairs

The Clothesline Project is an empowering display of shirts decorated by survivors of domestic violence showcasing their experience. Each shirt portrays the experience, as well as the emotions involved, of someone in Cache Valley. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness about domestic violence and the resources available in the community. These resources include; The Center for Women & Gender, SAAVI, CAPS, Access & Diversity, The Family Place and CAPSA.

TSC, International Lounge, More Info




Friday, October 20

10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Utah State women's soccer vs. UNLV

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts the University of Nevada-Las Vegas at Chuck and Gloria Bell Field.

Chuck and Gloria Bell Soccer Field, More Info




Saturday, October 21

7:00 am - 11:30 pm    Medieval Club Tournament

Recreational / Other

Medieval Club will host a tournament. Personal event. If there are questions, please have Brandon Hanson call me.

Quad, More Info




Sunday, October 22

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm    NEHMA Museum + Music Imagining Community: Logan 1948-49

Arts & Entertainment / Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

This year, Museum + Music explores different conceptions of “community” suggested by the intersection of visual art and music. The first concert considers the artistic life of Cache Valley, and Utah in general, immediately after the Second World War. In 1948 Roy Harris, who was one of the preeminent composers of American classical music at the time, and his wife Johana, a virtuoso pianist with a career in her own right, accepted positions at Utah State Agricultural College. During their brief stay they contributed to a burgeoning cultural scene, much of which was fostered by New Deal programs. “Logan 1948-49” features guest solo pianist Jean-Louis Haguenauer, a renowned interpreter of the French repertoire and Professor of Piano at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University, Bloomington, as well as USU Caine College of the Arts Music Department faculty Bradley Ottesen and Mayumi Matzen.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Monday, October 23

10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Doctoral Dissertation Defense - Lei Sun

Seminar/Symposium / Biological and Irrigation

Lei Sun, doctoral student of Jixun Zhan, will present “Investigation and Engineering of Polyketide Biosynthetic Pathways” as part of his doctoral defense on Monday, 23 October at 3:00 p.m. in ENGR 402C. Please see the website for more details.

Engineering Building, More Info




Tuesday, October 24

7:00 am - 10:00 pm    Halloween Movie Night

Recreational / College of Engineering

Come watch a Halloween movie. Done with midterms? Come kick back for a night. In ENGR room 203. Free popcorn and free entrance.

Engineering Building, More Info


10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info




Wednesday, October 25

10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


11:30 am - 12:30 pm    Finding Your Place in the Aggie Family: Freshman drop-in group

Meeting / Retention & First Year Experience

This is a weekly drop-in group for students who find it unexpectedly challenging to adjust to their new life at USU. Homesickness is common and it can be tough to feel like you have made meaningful connections at USU. Balancing school, friends, and work can be hard. Making new friends in a new environment may be more difficult than you anticipated. It may not feel like you fit into the Aggie Family. These struggles are very common. In this group, you will meet other students who are facing similar challenges. It will be a confidential and judgment-free place to provide mutual support, exchange ideas, and connect with each other. Bring your own lunch to the meeting so we can eat while we talk.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm    Relationships 1010: Basic Rights and Responsibilities that Build Healthy Connections

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

This workshop is for individuals and couples who are interested in learning new ways to strengthen their connections with significant others.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm    CEE Water and Environmental Seminar

Seminar/Symposium / College of Engineering

Dr. Samuel Sandoval-Solis will give a seminar presentation titled "Groundwater Management and much more.."

Engineering Building, More Info


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm    AIAA Aerospace Networking Event

Panel Discussion / Mechanical and Aerospace

Come meet with professional engineers in the aerospace industry! A panel of AIAA Utah section officers will be traveling to USU to give a presentation and network with USU students. Come join us! Food will be provided.

Engineering Building, More Info




Thursday, October 26

10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm    How to Talk to Your Professor

Workshop / Academic Success Center (ASC)

There's more to a professor than just the grade they give. Come learn how to effectively communicate with your professors to get more out of your classes.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Munch & Mingle

Student Activities / Center for Women and Gender

Come grab some food and meet the Center for Women and Gender Staff, the faculty who teach the Women and Gender Studies classes, as well as our wonderful minor and certificate students. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program, ask any questions about the courses offered, and connect with like-minded individuals.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Munch and Mingle

Information/Orientation / Other

Come grab some food and meet the Center for Women and Gender Staff, the faculty who teach the Women and Gender Studies classes, as well as our wonderful minor and certificate students. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program, ask any questions about the courses offered, and connect with like-minded individuals.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm    Thoughts - Feelings - Behaviors

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Skills related to effectively modifying thoughts, utilizing emotions, and choosing behaviors will be discussed and practiced.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm    Utah State women's volleyball vs. New Mexico

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts the University of New Mexico at the Wayne Estes Center.

Wayne Estes Center, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    Friends of the Merrill-Cazier Library Fall Lecture

Presentation/Speeches / Merrill-Cazier Library

Come and enjoy an evening of slickrock woes and cowboy capers as seen through the eyes of a fourth generation cowboy with a flair for stories and poetry. Bob McPherson, USU Professor of History (Emeritus), will discuss his book, "Cowboying in Canyon Country," in which Fin Bayles will introduce you to a mummy bull, a lively rattlesnake tied to his saddle, a pinyon tree “planted by God,” and pack rats that terrorize cowboys.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info




Friday, October 27

10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Utah State women's soccer vs. Boise State

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts Boise State University at Chuck and Gloria Bell Field.

Chuck and Gloria Bell Soccer Field, More Info


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm    TEDxUSU

Conference / School of Graduate Studies

TEDxUSU is an independently organized TED event focused on ideas worth spreading. Now in its sixth year, TEDxUSU features presentations, performances and recorded TEDTalks. It is a joining of both USU-based presenters as well as community, national and international speakers with a goal of creating a sense of Utah State University on the world stage. TEDxUSU 2017's theme is Movement, and will shine particular light on the Arts during Year of the Arts

Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Is your school a little too normal? Imagine the surprise of the students and faculty at Wayside School when the architect made a terrible mistake--building 30 classrooms on top of one another instead of side by side! The zany students and teachers of Wayside School will take you on a bizarre classroom journey that will thrill and excite the entire family.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre, More Info




Saturday, October 28

10:30 am - 12:00 pm    ASME Pumpkin Toss

Fair/Festival / College of Engineering

Teams of students have built 15ft Trebuchetts to lauch pumpkins filled with candy.

More Info


11:00 am - 2:00 pm    Family Art Day at the Merrill-Cazier Library

Arts & Entertainment / Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

The theme for October’s Family Art Day is “Telling a Spooky Story –With Art!” We will create Halloween-themed silhouette images using tints and shades like artists do. This event has been created to coincide with the Merrill-Cazier Library’s exhibition “Memento Mori: The Art of Death and Mourning.” This exhibition features artistic iconographies surrounding the themes of death and dying. Although Halloween is approaching, never fear, NEHMA and Merrill-Cazier staff will work to keep October’s programming family-friendly for all ages!

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


12:00 pm - 2:30 pm    Utah State women's volleyball vs. UNLV

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts the University of Nevada-Las Vegas at the Wayne Estes Center.

Wayne Estes Center, More Info


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Is your school a little too normal? Imagine the surprise of the students and faculty at Wayside School when the architect made a terrible mistake--building 30 classrooms on top of one another instead of side by side! The zany students and teachers of Wayside School will take you on a bizarre classroom journey that will thrill and excite the entire family.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre, More Info


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Alumni Association Tailgate Party prior to USU vs Boise football game

Alumni Event / Alumni Association

Bring your whole family and come enjoy food, games, and visiting with other alumni while waiting for the USU vs Boise football game to start. We'll have hot dogs, cold drinks, S'mores and Halloween surprises. We'll be in the Maverik Stadium parking lot, next to the grass strip. Look for the large blue blow-up arch "USU Alumni Association: All Alumni Welcome"

Maverik Stadium, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Is your school a little too normal? Imagine the surprise of the students and faculty at Wayside School when the architect made a terrible mistake--building 30 classrooms on top of one another instead of side by side! The zany students and teachers of Wayside School will take you on a bizarre classroom journey that will thrill and excite the entire family.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre, More Info


8:00 pm - 11:55 pm    Utah State football vs. Boise State

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts in-conference rival Boise State University at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium.

Maverik Stadium, More Info




Sunday, October 29

No activities this day



Monday, October 30

10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Concatenation

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info




Tuesday, October 31

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Halloween Brown Bag: Dr Lynn McNeill

Presentation/Speeches / Other

Dr. McNeill holds a PhD in Folklore. Her areas of research and publication include legend and belief, folk and fairy tales, the supernatural, and digital culture. Bring a sack lunch and come listen to Dr. McNeill speak about her research. Halloween cookies provided.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm    Increasing your Aptitude for Gratitude! - Positive Living Series

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

This educational/experiential workshop series is designed to help guide your attention back from life’s challenges to things that can cultivate more positivity in our lives. Feel free to come to any or all of the workshops in this series. Come explore ways to recognize and practice the feeling, thoughts, and actions of gratitude for your life.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Jazz Kicks Band

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Enjoy a fabulous Jazz Kicks Band concert to kick of Halloween!

Caine Performance Hall, More Info