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November 2017

Wednesday, November 1

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    Decreasing Test Anxiety

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Most students feel some level of anxiety in testing situations. However, for some students, test anxiety is so intense that it negatively affects their academic success. In this workshop you will learn about test anxiety and specific strategies for reducing and managing anxiety symptoms in testing situations.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


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

Seminar/Symposium / College of Engineering

Jeannie Simmonds will give a seminar presentation titled "Cache County voted to establish a water conservancy district, now what?"

Engineering Building, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Jazz Combos

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

See what the jazz combos have been practicing this semester.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Thursday, November 2

11:30 am - 9:00 pm    USU Day of the Dead

Cultural / Other

11:30 AM-1:00 PM Day of the Dead Processional (Begins at the Quad) 12:00 PM-7:00 PM Altar TSC Ballroom 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Face Painting, Skull Masks TSC Ballroom 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Video: Logan We Are Your Neighbors TSC Auditorium 7:30 PM Dinner Juniper Room

Taggart Student Center, More Info


11:30 am - 12:30 pm    Day of the Dead procession

Cultural / Languages, Philosophy and Speech Communication

Mark the return of you ancestors at the Day of the Dead process Nov. 2. All are participated to attend and follow the colorful and musical procession around campus. Crescencio Lopez will appear as the 'King of Death'. Wear costume if desired. Meet at the Block A near Old Main. Procession will be on campus sidewalks.

More Info


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    CWG: Rebecca McFaul

Presentation/Speeches / Other

Rebecca McFaul “Art, Collaboration, and Making It Matter: Lessons from a Life in Chamber Music”

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm    Premiere of documentary 'Logan, We Are Your Neighbors!'

Arts & Entertainment / Languages, Philosophy and Speech Communication

Logan, We Are Your Neighbors! (Logan ¡Somos tus Vecinos!) is a documentary about the experiences and realities of Cache Valley’s Latino community. Through their voices, we get a first-hand perspective of what life has been for them living here. Interviews of local Latino families were conducted by Spanish students and USU Latinx Creative Society. Hosting is Crescencio Lopez.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Hashimoto Lecture Series: April Greiman

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

April Greiman is a thinker and artist, whose transmedia projects, innovative ideas and projects, and hybrid-based approach, have been influential worldwide over the last 30 years. Her explorations of image, word and color as objects in time and space are grounded in her singular fusion of art and technology. Greiman has been instrumental in the acceptance and use of advanced technology in the arts and the design process since the early 1980s.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info




Friday, November 3

12:20 pm - 12:20 pm    USU Science Week

Celebration Week / College of Science

USU's College of Science invites the Aggie community to enjoy a week of activities, including learning, service, games, food and fun. For information and a detailed schedule, visit usu.edu/science/week

Utah State University Campus, More Info


2:45 pm - 4:00 pm    Farhad Farjood Proposal Defense

Presentation/Speeches / Biological and Irrigation

Come support Farhad with his proposal defense on Friday, November 3 at 2:45 pm in the BE conference room (ENGR 402c)

Engineering Building, More Info


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Turning Academic Anxiety into Energy

Workshop / Academic Success Center (ASC)

Embrace the challenge and learn how to use your stress positively. Allow it to help you and not ruin you.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Old Main Society 50th Anniversary Celebration

Celebration Day / President's Office

Annual gathering of the Old Main Society. We will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the society.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Utah State men's basketball vs. Great Falls

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University tips off their season with an exhibition against Great Falls College at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    Science Unwrapped - Trisha Atwood, Marine 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 marine ecologist Trisha Atwood. Dr. Atwood speaks Friday, November 3, at 7 pm in the Emert Auditorium (ESLC 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center on the USU campus. Her 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    Wind Orchestra

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

See what the USU Wind Orchestra has been practicing this fall.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre, More Info




Saturday, November 4

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


8:30 am - 2:00 pm    Real Women Run Political Training

Seminar/Symposium / Center for Women and Gender

Opportunity to learn from local representatives sharing their expertise in these areas: Political Campaign Fundamentals; Media and Messaging; Understanding Money in Politics; Getting Campaigns Off the Ground. Sponsoring partners also include Utah State University, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, The Cache Chamber of Commerce, CAPSA

Huntsman Hall, More Info


9:30 am - 3:00 pm    Opening Up a New Frontier: The Role of Human-Animal Interactions in Education

Special Event / Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences Dept

DESCRIPTION Editor and Contributor of, How Animals Help Students Learn: Research and Practice for Educators and Mental-Health Professionals, Aubrey Fine, EdD and Intermountain Therapy Animals, the organization that developed the internationally renowned literacy program, Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) will be sharing incites on the upward trend of animals joining educators and mental health professionals in education during this 4 credit continuing education/community event.

Agricultural Science Building, More Info


12:20 pm - 12:20 pm    USU Science Week

Celebration Week / College of Science

USU's College of Science invites the Aggie community to enjoy a week of activities, including learning, service, games, food and fun. For information and a detailed schedule, visit usu.edu/science/week

Utah State University Campus, More Info


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Utah State women's basketball vs. Westminster

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts Westminster College at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Muses Concert

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

See what the music therapy students have been working on this semester.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Sunday, November 5

12:20 pm - 12:20 pm    USU Science Week

Celebration Week / College of Science

USU's College of Science invites the Aggie community to enjoy a week of activities, including learning, service, games, food and fun. For information and a detailed schedule, visit usu.edu/science/week

Utah State University Campus, More Info




Monday, November 6

10:00 am - 11:00 am    Little Naturalist

Arts & Entertainment / 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 - 4:00 pm    American Red Cross Blood Drive

Special Event / Val. R. Christensen Service Center

Blood donors needed so we can reach our drive goal of 55 units over two day! Go to redcrossblood.org to make an appointment, or take your chances walking in. Volunteers are needed to staff the check in and snack tables. Go to AggieSync for more information for volunteers: https://orgsync.com/162495/events/2103605/occurrences/5103048

TSC, International Lounge, More Info


12:20 pm - 12:20 pm    USU Science Week

Celebration Week / College of Science

USU's College of Science invites the Aggie community to enjoy a week of activities, including learning, service, games, food and fun. For information and a detailed schedule, visit usu.edu/science/week

Utah State University Campus, More Info


2:32 pm - 2:32 pm    Stuff a Bus Food Drive

Special Event / Val. R. Christensen Service Center

Help USU gather 10,000 lbs of food for the Cache Community Food Pantry every Monday night in November. Meet at the Maverik Stadium at 7pm, board an Aggie Shuttle, and go around designated neighborhoods, gathering food left on front porches. Free hot chocolate at the end!

Maverik Stadium, More Info


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Native American Heritage Month:Beading & Chillin'

Cultural / Other

Learn how to make traditional Native American Fringe Earrings. Supplies provided.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Guitar Ensembles

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

See what the USU Guitar Ensembles have been working on this semester

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Tuesday, November 7

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


10:00 am - 4:00 pm    American Red Cross Blood Drive

Special Event / Val. R. Christensen Service Center

Blood donors needed so we can reach our drive goal of 55 units over two day! Go to redcrossblood.org to make an appointment, or take your chances walking in. Volunteers are needed to staff the check in and snack tables. Go to AggieSync for more information for volunteers: https://orgsync.com/162495/events/2103605/occurrences/5103048

TSC, International Lounge, More Info


11:00 am - 12:00 pm    Developing a Thirst for Knowledge

Workshop / Academic Success Center (ASC)

It’s amazing how developing a love for learning can help overcome the overwhelming pressure we can feel with school. Here we will discuss the obstacles that get in the way of academic success, figure out ways we can overcome them, and be successful lifelong learners. This will a great way to boost your confidence and desire for learning this semester and for the rest of your life!

Taggart Student Center, More Info


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    CWG: Stem Panel

Panel Discussion / Other

Building Relationships for Career Success: Mentors, Collaborators, & Colleagues”

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


12:20 pm - 12:20 pm    USU Science Week

Celebration Week / College of Science

USU's College of Science invites the Aggie community to enjoy a week of activities, including learning, service, games, food and fun. For information and a detailed schedule, visit usu.edu/science/week

Utah State University Campus, More Info


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Hewlett Packard Night at USU

Information/Orientation / Computer Science

Hewlett Packard Inc is coming on November 7, 2017, to present an informational presentation/networking session. If you are looking for a summer internship, or even a full-time job this is a great opportunity to come meet some HP Employees and get started with your application.

Engineering Building, More Info




Wednesday, November 8

9:00 am - 6:00 pm    Authentic Tintype Portrait Studio

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

To raise some funds for the Art program, students from Carsten Meier's 19th Century Photographic Processes class will be doing authentic tintype portraits! Sign up is required so please click the link and write your name in a time slot that works best for you!

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 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


12:20 pm - 12:20 pm    USU Science Week

Celebration Week / College of Science

USU's College of Science invites the Aggie community to enjoy a week of activities, including learning, service, games, food and fun. For information and a detailed schedule, visit usu.edu/science/week

Utah State University Campus, More Info


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm    Fair Fighting: Improving Communication During Conflict

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

In this workshop we will explore how to improve communication skills during conflict, including learning specific steps involved in fair fighting.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


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

Seminar/Symposium / College of Engineering

Belize Lane, USU Department of CEE, will present a seminar titled "Environmental flows in human-dominated river basins".

Engineering Building, More Info


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm    Mindfulness Workshop

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

This experiential workshop will help participants learn mindfulness skills for managing stress and living more fully in the present moment. Participants learn the concept of mindfulness, and a variety of activities related to mindfulness meditation, including the body scan, sitting meditation, and walking meditation.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    The Importance of Conserving Crayon Portraits in Utah

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Art conservationist, DiAnne Iverglynne, will be giving a lecture on The Importance of Conserving Crayon Portraits in Utah

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Caine Chamber Ensembles

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

See what the Caine Chamber Ensembles have been practicing this fall.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Thursday, November 9

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


11:00 am - 3:00 pm    Native American Heritage Month:Navajo Taco Sale

Cultural / Other

$6.00 Navajo Tacos. Proceeds go to the 45th USU Echoing Traditional Ways Powwow.

TSC, Patio, More Info


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    CWG: Veteran's Day Brown Bag

Presentation/Speeches / Other

Col. Marianne Waldrop USMCR (Ret.) “ Successful Women: Insights from the Lived Experiences of Marine Corps Generals” Bring a sack lunch and come listen to Col. Waldrop speak about her life and research as a Marine Corp Colonel.

TSC, Auditorium, More Info


12:20 pm - 12:20 pm    USU Science Week

Celebration Week / College of Science

USU's College of Science invites the Aggie community to enjoy a week of activities, including learning, service, games, food and fun. For information and a detailed schedule, visit usu.edu/science/week

Utah State University Campus, More Info


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Communitas Lecture Series: Sam Vernon

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Sam Vernon earned her MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2015 and her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2009. Her installations combine xeroxed drawings, photographs, paintings and sculptural components in an exploration of personal narrative and identity. She uses installation and performance to honor the past while revising historical memory. Vernon has most recently exhibited with We Buy Gold, Interstitial Gallery, Coney Art Walls curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Fowler Museum at UCLA and Seattle Art Museum. Sam lives in Oakland, CA and teaches printmaking as an Assistant Professor at California College of the Arts (CCA)

Caine Performance Hall, More Info


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    ECHOES, Reflecting on the Strength and Grit of Pioneer Women

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Undergrads in USU’s very own Caine College have taken part in creating an exhibition for the Cache Valley Museum; ECHOES, Reflecting on the Strength and Grit of Pioneer Women. In their department on the ‘Daughters of the Utah Pioneers’ (DUP), students have taken time to become familiar with stories of Utahan women pioneers and their contribution/travels to the Cache Valley area. Artwork representing these stories will be put on display for all to see!

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Graduate Student Social

Reception / College of Engineering

This event will take place at the Logan Country Club.

More Info




Friday, November 10

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


11:30 am - 1:30 pm    Engineering Writing Center (EWC) Open House

Special Event / College of Engineering

All USU Engineering students: Join us at the Engineering Writing Center (EWC) open house: - Free ice cream (for the first 100 people) - Games and prizes - Gift card drawing - Meet the EWC writing consultants - Discover what the EWC has to offer

SER Building, More Info


12:20 pm - 12:20 pm    USU Science Week

Celebration Week / College of Science

USU's College of Science invites the Aggie community to enjoy a week of activities, including learning, service, games, food and fun. For information and a detailed schedule, visit usu.edu/science/week

Utah State University Campus, More Info


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    USU Observatory Public Viewing Night

Special Event / Physics

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to view the night sky from the telescope at the USU Observatory on the roof of the SER (Science, Engineering, Research) Building. Admission is free. IMPORTANT: Before arrival, check the observatory website at observatory.usu.edu for updates, as the gathering will be cancelled in the event of cloudy or inclement weather. The website also has directions and parking information. Note: The observatory telescope is accessible by a small flight of stairs only from the SER Building roof.

SER Building, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    American Festival Chorus: War and the Human Heart

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

This unique concert program commemorates the centennial of the final year of the First World War, and is a tribute to those, past and present, who have been affected by war. Master of Ceremonies Ken Verdoia of KUED television will guide the audience through a multimedia presentation featuring film clips and narrations, actors and singers, with the AFCO providing a stunning musical back drop.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall, More Info




Saturday, November 11

8:00 am - 5:00 pm    IBE Intermountain Regional Conference

Conference / Biological and Irrigation

The Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) and the USU Biological Engineering Department would like to invite students from all majors to participate in the upcoming IBE Intermountain Regional Conference on Nov 11th from 8 am - 5 pm. Lunch will be provided. There will be cash awards for winning poster, platform and idea presentations as well as awards for a scientific photo and t-shirt design competitions. Register for free at ibe.usu.edu. See the website and the attached flyer for further details.

Engineering Building, More Info


9:00 am - 12:00 pm    USU Turkey Trot 5k Run

Special Event / Other

The annual Turkey Trot 5k is open now for registration! The run is open to all USU students, faculty, staff and community members: $20/students and $25/faculty, staff, community and a kids race (free with adult registration or $5). 9am kids race, 9:30am 5k. Registration includes a race T-shirt and photos of the race. Participants are encouraged to dress up in a Thanksgiving themed costume. The fastest male and female runner will receive a trophy!

Aggie Recreation Center (ARC), More Info


9:15 am - 3:30 pm    Center for Women & Gender Leadership Initiative Session 3

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.

TSC, Skyroom Restaurant, More Info


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

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts Air Force University at the Wayne Estes Center.

Wayne Estes Center, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    American Festival Chorus and Orchestra: Veterans Day Concert

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Join with AFC and the USU Symphony Orchestra for this patriotic musical tribute to our Defenders of Freedom -- U.S. military servicemen and women. As part of this moving and reverent homage, Colonel Jerry L. Nelson, USAF, Ret., a decorated veteran of Desert Storm and Vietnam, will speak about our U.S. troops and their sacrifices defending peace and freedom throughout the world.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall, More Info




Sunday, November 12

No activities this day



Monday, November 13

10:30 am - 11:30 am    Studying: Quality Beats Quantity

Workshop / Academic Success Center (ASC)

Studying smarter not harder. It isn't only the time you put into your studying, it's the studying you put in your time. Learn ways to study better so the time you spend pays off in big ways.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


2:32 pm - 2:32 pm    Stuff a Bus Food Drive

Special Event / Val. R. Christensen Service Center

Help USU gather 10,000 lbs of food for the Cache Community Food Pantry every Monday night in November. Meet at the Maverik Stadium at 7pm, board an Aggie Shuttle, and go around designated neighborhoods, gathering food left on front porches. Free hot chocolate at the end!

Maverik Stadium, More Info


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Utah State men's basketball vs. Montana State

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University tips off their regular season schedule hosting Montana State University at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Percussion Ensembles

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

See what the percussion ensembles have been working on this fall semester.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall, More Info




Tuesday, November 14

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm    Lift your Life with Character Strengths! - 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. Identify and build on your personal strengths and virtues that might help you lift life’s challenges and opportunities!

Taggart Student Center, More Info


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm    Truth and Lies

Panel Discussion / Other

What are the consequences of having your own truth? Where does "truth" come from? What about completing truths, manufacturing truth, and fake news. Join a group of USU faculty in discussing these topics. Treats and a discussion will follow the panel presentation and Q&A.

Eccles Conference Center Auditorium, More Info


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Utah State women's basketball vs. Dixie State

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts Dixie State University at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Fry Street Quartet

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Fry Street Quartet will perform with Madeline Adkins and Jason Hardink

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Wednesday, November 15

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


11:00 am - 12:30 pm    Adaptive Perfectionism

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Have you ever been told you’re a perfectionist? Does perfectionism interfere with your happiness? This workshop will help you learn how to develop the characteristics of healthy perfectionism.

Taggart Student 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


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm    Graduate Training Series: Resilience Lite - Strategies for Staying Emotionally Healthy

Workshop / School of Graduate Studies

Exercise, eat well, get enough sleep – you probably already know the keys to being physically healthy. At this GrTS, USU’s Center for Counseling and Psychology Services (CAPS) will share how you can keep your mind healthy when life gets overwhelming.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm    Matika Wilbur Workshop Project 562: Changing the way we see Native America

Workshop / Access & Diversity Center

Matika Wilbur is a visual storyteller from the Swinomish and Tulalip Coast Salish Peoples of Washington State. The past five years she has been traveling and photographing Indian Country in pursuit of one goal: to change the way we see Native America.

Geology building, More Info


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

Seminar/Symposium / College of Engineering

Melissa Scheaffer & Shelly Halling will present a seminar presentation titled "Foundations and Structure of Technical Writing"

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


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm    Lights On!

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Cache Valley After School Club's Showcase

Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall, More Info


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Native American Heritage Month:Project 562-Changing the Way We See Native America

Cultural / Other

Matika Wilbur is a visual storyteller from the Swinomish and Tulalip Coast Salish Peoples of Washington State. The past five years she has been traveling and photographing Indian Country in pursuit of one goal: to change the way we see Native America.

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Perspectives Club Documentary: "Service:When Women Come Marching Home"

Student Activities / Other

Adjusting to civilian life, female veterans deal with disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Utah State men's basketball vs. Mississippi Valley State

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts Mississippi Valley State University at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Big Bands

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

See what the Big Bands are working on this semester.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Thursday, November 16

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts 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


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

Athletics / Athletics

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

Wayne Estes Center, More Info




Friday, November 17

9:00 am - 11:55 pm    HackUSU 2017 Hackathon

Special Event / College of Engineering

The HackUSU Hackathon is a 36-hour invention marathon and career fair! The event will begin with the opening ceremonies at 9:00 AM and will end at 9:00 PM on Saturday, November 18th. Students will have the chance to learn from professionals as they work to create "hacks", which are apps, websites, data insights, games, and hardware creations. Prizes will be awarded to the best hacks in a variety of categories. Students of all majors and of every level of ability are welcome! Computer scientists, graphic designers, engineers, data scientists, and statisticians, as well as social workers and entrepreneurs can all be found at the core of hackathon teams. Entrepreneurs are welcome to come pitch ideas at our idea pitching event directly after the opening ceremonies. Social workers are especially needed to help us in this year's "Hack the Homeless" category. Come have lots of fun, get free food, and make something awesome. Go to hackusuevents.org for details and registration.

Eccles Conference Center, More Info


10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    USU Physics 10th Annual November Demo Show

Special Event / Physics

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to enjoy exciting science fun at Utah State University Physics Department’s 10th annual November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 17. Admission is FREE! In what's become a favorite Cache Valley tradition, USU physicist James Coburn will kick off Thanksgiving week with lots of exciting and LOUD physics demonstrations. Coburn was inspired to create the November Demo Show by England’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, which have been a popular British tradition since 1825. Parking for the event is available in the surface lot south of Old Main and the university parking terraces at 700 E. 600 North and 850 E. 700 North in Logan. For directions and more information, visit the November Demo Show website at http://www.usu.edu/science/pages/nov-demo-show or call 435-797-3517.

Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium, More Info


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Utah State women's basketball vs. Arizona

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts the University of Arizona at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    String Chamber Music Recital

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

See what the string students have been working on this semester.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Sounds of the Stadium

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Hear the music of the Aggie Marching Bands!

Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall, More Info




Saturday, November 18

12:00 am - 11:55 pm    Utah State football vs. Hawaii

Athletics / Athletics

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

Maverik Stadium, More Info


11:00 am - 1:00 pm    Alumni Association Tailgate Party prior to USU vs Hawaii 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 Hawaii football game to start. We'll have smoked pork loin and hot cocoa. Participate in the Limbo or Hula Hoop Contest to win prizes. 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


11:00 am - 2:00 pm    Family Art Day

Arts & Entertainment / Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Learn about flags and their artistic compositions at NEHMA’s Family Art Day, November 18 from 11AM to 2PM at Merrill-Cazier Library on the campus of Utah State University. Participants in this month’s Family Art Day activity will learn about flags and see examples of flag-inspired art from the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art collection. Come create an autobiographical flag! What colors, shapes, and emblems would best represent you and your heritage? Activities are free and fun for all ages. During NEHMA’s renovation, Family Art Days will be held on the third Saturday of most months in USU’s library through April 2018. Due to campus recess, November 18 will be the last Family Art Day of the year, but this event will resume on January 20, 2018.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


1:00 pm - 4:30 pm    Utah State football vs. Hawaii

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts the University of Hawaii at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium.

Maverik Stadium, More Info


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm    The Jackson Hole Dude Ranching Traditions at the Triangle X Ranch

Presentation/Speeches / Merrill-Cazier Library

A community event to highlight 2017 Field School for Cultural Documentation is slated for Saturday, November 18. Presenting The Jackson Hole Dude Ranching Traditions at the Triangle X Ranch are students Amelia Mathews-Pett, USU Folklore Program graduate student, and Rebekah Westrup, UW American Studies graduate student. Also presenting are field school faculty members and Mr. Harold Turner from the Triangle X. Summer 2017, eight Utah State University and three University of Wyoming students participated in a Library of Congress Field School for Cultural Documentation. During the hands-on field school, students documented the historic Triangle X Dude Ranch, operated for over ninety years by the Turner family. The Triangle X is the only operating dude ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Theatre for Young Audiences: Playwright Anne Negri

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Anne Negri is a graduate of Arizona State University's MFA program in Theatre for Youth. Negri earned her bachelor's degree in theatre, French, and K-12 education from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin. She currently resides in Chicago, Ill., working as a K-8 drama specialist in the Evanston public schools.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Studio Theatre, More Info




Sunday, November 19

No activities this day



Monday, November 20

10:00 am - 11:00 am    Little Naturalist

Arts & Entertainment / 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


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm    Resilient Student: move from surviving to thriving

Workshop / Academic Success Center (ASC)

Research based steps to help deal with and conquer the stresses of school, life, work, etc. Resiliency is the ability to bounce back when stresses and events throw one off-kilter or even knock one flat.

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2:32 pm - 2:32 pm    Stuff a Bus Food Drive

Special Event / Val. R. Christensen Service Center

Help USU gather 10,000 lbs of food for the Cache Community Food Pantry every Monday night in November. Meet at the Maverik Stadium at 7pm, board an Aggie Shuttle, and go around designated neighborhoods, gathering food left on front porches. Free hot chocolate at the end!

Maverik Stadium, More Info




Tuesday, November 21

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info




Wednesday, November 22

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info




Thursday, November 23

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info




Friday, November 24

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info




Saturday, November 25

No activities this day



Sunday, November 26

No activities this day



Monday, November 27

2:32 pm - 2:32 pm    Stuff a Bus Food Drive

Special Event / Val. R. Christensen Service Center

Help USU gather 10,000 lbs of food for the Cache Community Food Pantry every Monday night in November. Meet at the Maverik Stadium at 7pm, board an Aggie Shuttle, and go around designated neighborhoods, gathering food left on front porches. Free hot chocolate at the end!

Maverik Stadium, More Info




Tuesday, November 28

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm    The Joy of Depression

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Exploring the benefits of mood and the essential role of sadness in the human experience. Understanding depression is more important than just alleviating depression and students will examine the experience of depression from several models (biological, sociological and psychological).

Taggart Student Center, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Symphonic Band/Chamber Ensembles

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

See what the USU Symphonic Band has been working on this semester.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall, More Info




Wednesday, November 29

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm    Avoiding Relationship Pitfalls

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

In this workshop we will explore some of the common risk factors in long-term relationships and discuss strategies for avoiding these pitfalls.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Department of Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium

Seminar/Symposium / Biology

Students of the Department of Biology will be presenting their research and/or internship experience from the past semester to the public. All USU students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

TSC, International Lounge, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Symphony Orchestra

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The USU Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of Fate & Redemption with Grieg's Peer Gynt and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall, More Info




Thursday, November 30

8:00 am - 5:00 pm    Tri-State Band Festival

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Tri-State Band Festival-Tom Rohrer

Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall, More Info


10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Paper & Clay: A Juried Art Exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

There will be an opening reception Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


10:30 am - 11:30 am    Beautiful answers to he who asks the most beautiful Questions

Workshop / Academic Success Center (ASC)

Ever wondered how to get into the professor’s head?Ever wondered what kind of questions might be asked on an exam?Ever study for six hours and still get a D on your exam? This workshop will help you discover the power in understanding how to build questions like your professor.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


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

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


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Native American Heritage Month:Indigenous Thanksgiving

Cultural / Other

Bring a dish to share for our Indigenous Thanksgiving potluck. Workshop on Indigenizing Thanksgiving.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm    Winter Songs

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Celebrate winter with timeless holiday music and the combined USU choirs at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hyde Park.

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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm    Winter Songs

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Celebrate winter with timeless holiday music and the combined USU choirs at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hyde Park.

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