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February 2017

Wednesday, February 1

Communicating Science Series

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Communicating Science is an interdisciplinary series in which we explore how to effectively communicate science to diverse audiences using diverse media. On February 1st, USU College of Science and Quinney College of Natural Resources Public Relations Specialist Mary-Ann Muffoletto will present, “Communicating Science to People Who Aren’t Scientists.”

2/01 at 11:30 am | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Campus Meditation

Student Activities

We will have group meditation that is open to all, regardless of experience. There will be guidance for beginners and support for folks that have a practice. We explore different mindfulness techniques that lead to mental clarity, self-knowledge, and present-moment awareness. It is a refuge within a busy campus.

2/01 at 11:30 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

USU Neurodiversity Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Workshop

Workshop/Training

Attendants of this event will learn more about neurodiversity in relation to mindfulness and self-compassion, learn some beginner techniques and participate in a guided mindfulness meditation. Students, staff, and faculty are WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!! -- Please feel free to bring your lunch with you!

2/01 at 11:45 am | More Info

CHaSS Faculty Panel Discussion: Election 2016 – Opportunities and Challenges for a New Era

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Join a lively panel discussion with faculty members from throughout CHaSS: Debra Jenson, Journalism and Communication; Jason Gilmore, Languages, Philosophy and Communication Study; Anna Pechenkina and Damon Cann, Political Science; and Lawrence Culver, History. Presented by CHaSS faculty.

2/01 at 4:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Mens Basketball vs. Neveda

Sports

Mens Basketball

2/01 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Thursday, February 2

The Wellness and Benefits Expo

Celebration/Fair/Festival

The Wellness and Benefits Expo provides an opprotunity for people to share ideas, products, and other wellness related information that can improve quality of life. This Expo is to encourage a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Companies will set up booths in the TSC lounge for students and staff to visit and learn more about what is offered around the valley. There will be prizes and all sorts of giveaways so come have fun!

2/02 at 10:00 am | TSC, International Lounge | More Info

CWG Munch & Mingle

Student Activities

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.

2/02 at 4:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

CEE Water and Environmental Seminar

Conference/Seminar

Zan Murray, J-U-B Engineering, will present a seminar titled "The Logan Canal Reconstruction Project"

2/02 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Engineering Council Weekly Meeting

Student Activities

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

2/02 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Internship Night

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Come learn from fellow students about obtaining and completing an internship.

2/02 at 6:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Moonlight and Music

Arts/Entertainment

Come listen to local bands while you do homework or if you just want to chill.

2/02 at 7:00 pm | TSC, HUB | More Info


Friday, February 3

Powder Mountain Ski/Board Day

Recreation

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

2/03 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

AIARE Level I Avalanche Course

Recreation

This is an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level I course entitled "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain". This course will consist of one indoor and two outdoor classroom days. Participants will be given a full equipment list prior to the course start. Non-motorized backcountry travel equipment is required and snow shoes are not allowed. Split boards, AT and Telemark are allowed(with skins). You will need to bring a avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe. All of this equipment can be rented from the USU Outdoor Recreation Program rental shop. Please reserve this equipment in advance as quantities are limited. Course Schedule: Friday February 3rd, 8am-4pm (Indoor Session @USU Campus) Saturday February 4th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Session) Sunday February 5th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Sessions) USU Students: $200 Non-Students: $250

2/03 at 8:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Anthropology Lectures Series: illustrated lecture by John Blong

Lecture/Readings

Dr. John Blong, a resident of North Logan and expert on hunter-gatherer adaptations, landscape use and the prehistory of Alaska, presents the illustrated lecture, “Prehistoric Hunters in the Central Alaska Range: Human Adaptation to Upland Landscapes.” Event is at the Museum of Anthropology. 435-797-7534.

2/03 at 4:00 pm | Old Main | More Info

USU Black Student Union Soul Food Dinner

Cultural

BSU serves to provide information to its members and raise cultural awareness within the community at large. Every Spring, they host their annual Soul Food Dinner at Utah State University. Filled with reggae beats and smells of good, home-cooked food Friday evening, the night of the Black Student Union’s Soul Food Dinner brings students and community members from all over Cache Valley together. Join the Black Student Union on February 3, 2017 as they bring USU and Cache Valley together with their Soul Food Dinner: More Than Just a Color. Tickets are $11 for students and $12 for non-students.

2/03 at 6:30 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

USU Women’s Gymnastics vs. BYU

Sports

Non- Conference Meet

2/03 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Saturday, February 4

Powder Mountain Ski/Board Day

Recreation

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

2/04 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

AIARE Level I Avalanche Course

Recreation

This is an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level I course entitled "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain". This course will consist of one indoor and two outdoor classroom days. Participants will be given a full equipment list prior to the course start. Non-motorized backcountry travel equipment is required and snow shoes are not allowed. Split boards, AT and Telemark are allowed(with skins). You will need to bring a avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe. All of this equipment can be rented from the USU Outdoor Recreation Program rental shop. Please reserve this equipment in advance as quantities are limited. Course Schedule: Friday February 3rd, 8am-4pm (Indoor Session @USU Campus) Saturday February 4th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Session) Sunday February 5th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Sessions) USU Students: $200 Non-Students: $250

2/04 at 8:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Arts/Entertainment

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

2/04 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Family First Saturday at the Museum of Anthropology: Exploring African Cultures

Arts/Entertainment

The monthly series returns in 2017 with “Exploring African Cultures.” Designed for children ages 3 to 12 and their families, the event explores world cultures through music, art projects and authentic food. Hosted by the Museum of Anthropology. 435-797-7534.

2/04 at 10:00 am | Old Main | More Info

Women's Basketball vs. Boise State

Sports

Mountain West Conference Game

2/04 at 2:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Chili Cook-Off

Fundraiser

The annual CAAS chili cook-off: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Chili. This event will feature a Harry Potter theme, and participants will compete for the honor of being the best chili wizard. All proceeds from the event will be donated to aid a CAAS student in need.

2/04 at 5:00 pm | More Info


Sunday, February 5

Powder Mountain Ski/Board Day

Recreation

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

2/05 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

AIARE Level I Avalanche Course

Recreation

This is an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level I course entitled "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain". This course will consist of one indoor and two outdoor classroom days. Participants will be given a full equipment list prior to the course start. Non-motorized backcountry travel equipment is required and snow shoes are not allowed. Split boards, AT and Telemark are allowed(with skins). You will need to bring a avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe. All of this equipment can be rented from the USU Outdoor Recreation Program rental shop. Please reserve this equipment in advance as quantities are limited. Course Schedule: Friday February 3rd, 8am-4pm (Indoor Session @USU Campus) Saturday February 4th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Session) Sunday February 5th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Sessions) USU Students: $200 Non-Students: $250

2/05 at 8:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info


Monday, February 6

Little Naturalist

Arts/Entertainment

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

2/06 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Multicultural Talking Circle

Workshop/Training

Access & Diversity Center Multicultural Programs, in conjunction with Counseling and Psychological Services, offers a weekly Talking Circle/Discussion group each semester. This group is an opportunity for multicultural students, faculty, and staff to get together, learn from, and support each other. Each week, we will discuss pertinent issues (i.e. race and ethnicity, identity, building meaningful relationships, facing discrimination, sharing success, advocating for yourself, current events, etc). Occasionally, we will be bringing in a special guest to share information with us. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.

2/06 at 11:30 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info


Wednesday, February 8

Healthy Relationships Event

Student Activities

Come out and enjoy some Pre Valentine Day fun! Bring a friend and enjoy some heart shaped sugar cookies, games with amazing prizes, speed dating, and awesome info on building healthy relationships.

2/08 at 10:00 am | TSC, International Lounge | More Info

Campus Meditation

Student Activities

We will have group meditation that is open to all, regardless of experience. There will be guidance for beginners and support for folks that have a practice. We explore different mindfulness techniques that lead to mental clarity, self-knowledge, and present-moment awareness. It is a refuge within a busy campus.

2/08 at 11:30 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Metamorphosis: Resilience Training Series

Workshop/Training

Resilience is showing to be predictive of academic success. This workshop will focus on fostering determination, goal setting, organization and decision making with an emphasis on developing a growth mindset. Participants will learn how to bounce back from disappointment and stick to their life plan.

2/08 at 4:00 pm | More Info

USU Women's Basketball vs. Colorado State

Sports

Mountain West Conference Game

2/08 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Thursday, February 9

CEE Water and Environmental Seminar

Conference/Seminar

Richard Vogel, Tufts University, will present a seminar titled "Stochastic Watershed Models for Hydrologic Risk Management"

2/09 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Engineering Council Weekly Meeting

Student Activities

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

2/09 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Dinner Date Night With David Schramm

Workshop/Training

Looking for some great ideas for keeping your relationship fresh and exciting. David Schramm is a marriage expert, dynamite speaker, and a devoted family man. You and your partner will enjoy dinner and a workshop to help you learn how to make your relationship even better! Speaker: David Schramm, PH.D., USU Extension Family Life Specialist Topic: “Deepen Your Relationship Pool – With Regular Cups of Connection” Cost: $17.00 per person OR $30.00 per couple Registration: https://dinner-date-night-david-schramm.eventbrite.com

2/09 at 6:30 pm | TSC, Skyroom Restaurant | More Info


Friday, February 10

JCOM Scholarships Applications are due February 10, 2017

Date/Deadline

Journalism and Communication Students can submit their scholarship applications to the department office located at AGRS 317. Applications are due by 3:00 PM.

2/10 at 12:00 am | Agricultural Science Building | More Info

Powder Mountain Ski/Board Day

Recreation

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

2/10 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Science Unwrapped - CSI: Black Holes in the Universe

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to Science Unwrapped at USU, the public science outreach program of USU's College of Science. Featured February speaker is Maria J. Rodriguez, assistant professor in USU's Department of Physics, who presents: "CSI: Black Holes in the Universe." Hands-on learning activities and refreshments follow Dr. Rodriguez's talk. Admission is free.

2/10 at 7:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center Auditorium | More Info

Full-Moon Snowshoe Hike

Recreation

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

2/10 at 8:00 pm | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info


Saturday, February 11

Powder Mountain Ski/Board Day

Recreation

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

2/11 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Arts/Entertainment

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

2/11 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Intramural Valentine's 4v4 Coed Volleyball Tournament

Recreation

Valentine's 4v4 tournament begins!

2/11 at 10:00 am | HPER Building | More Info

USU Rock and Fossil Day

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to USU Rock and Fossil Day, hosted by USU's Department of Geology. The event will be held in the Geology Building, located at the northeast corner of the USU Quad in Logan. Enjoy demonstrations of how a stream flows and how rocks break. View sections of rock under a microscope. A "fossil dig" and dinosaur cookies will be provided for children. Guests are invited to bring a rock, mineral or fossil for identification by a USU geologist. Admission is free. Parking is available in the surface lot south of Old Main.

2/11 at 10:00 am | Geology building | More Info

Mens Basketball vs. Wyoming

Sports

Mens Basketball

2/11 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

Mardi Gras

Student Activities

Casino Room, Prizes, Dance, DJ, Live Music, Card Readers, Snakes, Live Performances.

2/11 at 8:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info


Sunday, February 12

Powder Mountain Ski/Board Day

Recreation

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

2/12 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info


Monday, February 13

Multicultural Talking Circle

Workshop/Training

Access & Diversity Center Multicultural Programs, in conjunction with Counseling and Psychological Services, offers a weekly Talking Circle/Discussion group each semester. This group is an opportunity for multicultural students, faculty, and staff to get together, learn from, and support each other. Each week, we will discuss pertinent issues (i.e. race and ethnicity, identity, building meaningful relationships, facing discrimination, sharing success, advocating for yourself, current events, etc). Occasionally, we will be bringing in a special guest to share information with us. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.

2/13 at 11:30 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Miss American Indian Pageant

Cultural

Female Native American USU students are competing to win the title of Miss American Indian for the year of 2017-2018. They will be performing cultural and contemporary talents. Admission is FREE and open to everyone!

2/13 at 6:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info


Wednesday, February 15

Campus Meditation

Student Activities

We will have group meditation that is open to all, regardless of experience. There will be guidance for beginners and support for folks that have a practice. We explore different mindfulness techniques that lead to mental clarity, self-knowledge, and present-moment awareness. It is a refuge within a busy campus.

2/15 at 11:30 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Communicating Science Series

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Communicating Science is an interdisciplinary series in which we explore how to effectively communicate science to diverse audiences using diverse media. On February 15th, USU Engineering Public Relations Specialist Matt Jensen will present, “How to get Reporters Interested in Your Research.”

2/15 at 11:30 am | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Neurodiversity Group

Workshop/Training

Do you have ADHD? A learning disability (LD)? Another psychological or cognitive condition? Or, are you interested in learning more about them? Join the USU Neurodiversity group! Make friends & form support networks! We will discuss: Overcoming Stereotypes, Navigating Social and Romantic Relationships, Adaptive Study Skills, Self-Advocacy, Self-Esteem, Managing Symptoms, and Academic and Professional Success Students, staff, and faculty are WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!!Please feel free to bring your lunch with you

2/15 at 11:40 am | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Relationships 1010: Basic Rights and Responsibilities that Build Healthy Connections

Workshop/Training

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

2/15 at 12:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Metamorphosis: Resilience Training Series

Workshop/Training

Metamorphosis: Resilience Training Series – Resilience is showing to be predictive of academic success. This workshop will focus on fostering determination, goal setting, organization and decision making with an emphasis on developing a growth mindset. Participants will learn how to bounce back from disappointment and stick to their life plan.

2/15 at 4:00 pm | More Info

SDL-USU Lecture Series

Lecture/Readings

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

2/15 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Water and Wastewater Engineering Q&A Panel

Lecture/Readings

Q & A Panel with three industry speakers Marie Owens: Director of Drinking Water, Utah Department of Environmental Quality Matt Myers, PE: District Engineer, South Davis Sewer District Ryan Willeitner, PE: CH2M

2/15 at 6:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Dating Doctor

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Dave Coleman teaches the skills of dating and how to find yourself a significant other. It is funny, informational, and entertaining!

2/15 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Mens Basketball vs. San Diego State

Sports

Mens Basketball

2/15 at 8:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Thursday, February 16

Getting the Most out of Your Sleep

Workshop/Training

Learn how to deal with sleep problems as well as how to manage your sleep to get the most rest from the time you have.

2/16 at 1:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

International Students Social Spring 2017

Meeting

Please join the Office of Global Engagement for our International Spring Social! This will be a great opportunity to meet international students, scholars, exchange students, Office of Global Engagement staff, and other invited guests. Don't miss out on the delicious food and the great company! We hope to see you there!

2/16 at 4:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

CEE Water and Environmental Seminar

Conference/Seminar

Jeff Horsburgh, Utah State University, will present a seminar titled "Creating Effective Research Posters" Blake Tullis, Utah State University, will present a seminar titled "Tips for Developing Good Presentations"

2/16 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Engineering Council Weekly Meeting

Student Activities

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

2/16 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

The Vagina Monologues

Arts/Entertainment

Every year V-Day invites activists in colleges, communities, high schools, or youth groups around the world to present select benefit events. The purpose of these events is to raise awareness about violence against women and girls as well as raise money (100% of the proceeds must be donated) for local beneficiaries that are working to end violence. http://www.eveensler.org/plays/the-vagina-monologues/

2/16 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Auditorium | More Info

Moonlight and Music

Arts/Entertainment

Come listen to local bands while you do your homework or if you just want to do something chill.

2/16 at 7:00 pm | TSC, HUB | More Info

Nicholas Kristoff

Lecture/Readings

Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 150 countries. During his travels, he has caught malaria, experienced wars, confronted warlords, encountered an Indonesian mob carrying heads on pikes, and survived an African airplane crash. Kristof not only managed to survive and press on, he’s also won two Pulitzer's in the process – advocating human rights and giving a voice to the voiceless.

2/16 at 7:00 pm | Edith Bowen Laboratory School | More Info


Friday, February 17

Blind Hollow Yurt Backcountry Skiing/Boarding Trip

Recreation

We are heading up to the Blind Hollow yurt spend the long Presidents Day weekend enjoying the Bear River backcountry. We will explore some of the fantastic riding terrain near Blind Hollow and spend the evenings around the fire in the comforts of the OP's yurt. No backcountry experience is required but participants must be able to comfortably ski/board double blue to black diamond western resort terrain. Winter backcountry travel equipment(Alpine Touring Skis, Telemark Skis, Splitboard w/skins) are required and available to rent from the ORP for a nominal fee. NO SNOWSHOES. Please reserve your equipment in advance to ensure availability and proper sizing. Trip cost includes food, transportation, beacon, shovel, probe and three nights at the Blind Hollow Yurt.

2/17 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

The Vagina Monologues

Arts/Entertainment

Every year V-Day invites activists in colleges, communities, high schools, or youth groups around the world to present select benefit events. The purpose of these events is to raise awareness about violence against women and girls as well as raise money (100% of the proceeds must be donated) for local beneficiaries that are working to end violence. http://www.eveensler.org/plays/the-vagina-monologues/

2/17 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Auditorium | More Info

USU Women’s Gymnastics vs. Boise State

Sports

Conference Meet

2/17 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Saturday, February 18

Blind Hollow Yurt Backcountry Skiing/Boarding Trip

Recreation

We are heading up to the Blind Hollow yurt spend the long Presidents Day weekend enjoying the Bear River backcountry. We will explore some of the fantastic riding terrain near Blind Hollow and spend the evenings around the fire in the comforts of the OP's yurt. No backcountry experience is required but participants must be able to comfortably ski/board double blue to black diamond western resort terrain. Winter backcountry travel equipment(Alpine Touring Skis, Telemark Skis, Splitboard w/skins) are required and available to rent from the ORP for a nominal fee. NO SNOWSHOES. Please reserve your equipment in advance to ensure availability and proper sizing. Trip cost includes food, transportation, beacon, shovel, probe and three nights at the Blind Hollow Yurt.

2/18 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Arts/Entertainment

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

2/18 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Winter Wetland Excursion

Recreation

Join us for a special winter snowshoe tour out to the wetland ponds on the Swaner Preserve! Come learn about winter wetland ecology, including animals that adapt to make their homes amid our harsh Park City weather. Snowshoes will be available for use from the Swaner EcoCenter. Registration is required to attend. Please ensure your spot by registering with the link provided. https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edqco2ute544872c&oseq=&c=&ch=

2/18 at 10:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

NEHMA Family Art Day

Special Event

Cache County High School Clean Air Poster Awards Ceremony and Clean Air Hang Tag Making Join NEHMA and Merrill-Cazier Library staff in making unique rear-view mirror tags to remind drivers in your family about the dangerous effects of idling. And come see the top clean air poster entry finalists for the Cache County High School Clean Air Poster Contest. Eight Grand Prize student winners will be announced, each winning cash prizes ranging from $100 to $250 donated by local businesses and organizations. While NEHMA is closed for construction, Family Art Days will be held at the Merrill-Cazier Library on USU campus. The event on February 18th will be in the Library Room 101 from 11am-2pm.

2/18 at 11:00 am | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

USU Women's Basketball vs. Nevada

Sports

Mountain West Conference Game

2/18 at 2:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

USU Hockey vs Weber

Recreation

Come support USU Hockey in their final home game of the season!

2/18 at 7:00 pm | More Info

The Vagina Monologues

Arts/Entertainment

Every year V-Day invites activists in colleges, communities, high schools, or youth groups around the world to present select benefit events. The purpose of these events is to raise awareness about violence against women and girls as well as raise money (100% of the proceeds must be donated) for local beneficiaries that are working to end violence. http://www.eveensler.org/plays/the-vagina-monologues/

2/18 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Auditorium | More Info


Sunday, February 19

Blind Hollow Yurt Backcountry Skiing/Boarding Trip

Recreation

We are heading up to the Blind Hollow yurt spend the long Presidents Day weekend enjoying the Bear River backcountry. We will explore some of the fantastic riding terrain near Blind Hollow and spend the evenings around the fire in the comforts of the OP's yurt. No backcountry experience is required but participants must be able to comfortably ski/board double blue to black diamond western resort terrain. Winter backcountry travel equipment(Alpine Touring Skis, Telemark Skis, Splitboard w/skins) are required and available to rent from the ORP for a nominal fee. NO SNOWSHOES. Please reserve your equipment in advance to ensure availability and proper sizing. Trip cost includes food, transportation, beacon, shovel, probe and three nights at the Blind Hollow Yurt.

2/19 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info


Monday, February 20

Blind Hollow Yurt Backcountry Skiing/Boarding Trip

Recreation

We are heading up to the Blind Hollow yurt spend the long Presidents Day weekend enjoying the Bear River backcountry. We will explore some of the fantastic riding terrain near Blind Hollow and spend the evenings around the fire in the comforts of the OP's yurt. No backcountry experience is required but participants must be able to comfortably ski/board double blue to black diamond western resort terrain. Winter backcountry travel equipment(Alpine Touring Skis, Telemark Skis, Splitboard w/skins) are required and available to rent from the ORP for a nominal fee. NO SNOWSHOES. Please reserve your equipment in advance to ensure availability and proper sizing. Trip cost includes food, transportation, beacon, shovel, probe and three nights at the Blind Hollow Yurt.

2/20 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Multicultural Talking Circle

Workshop/Training

Access & Diversity Center Multicultural Programs, in conjunction with Counseling and Psychological Services, offers a weekly Talking Circle/Discussion group each semester. This group is an opportunity for multicultural students, faculty, and staff to get together, learn from, and support each other. Each week, we will discuss pertinent issues (i.e. race and ethnicity, identity, building meaningful relationships, facing discrimination, sharing success, advocating for yourself, current events, etc). Occasionally, we will be bringing in a special guest to share information with us. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.

2/20 at 11:30 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info


Tuesday, February 21

Engineers Week - Breakfast by the Dean

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Join us Engineers Week Feb. 21-25

2/21 at 7:30 am | Engineering Building | More Info

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Experience Fair

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Come learn about what the College of Ag has to offer and explore opportunities outside of the classroom in your department.

2/21 at 6:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center | More Info

Dodgeball tournament

Student Activities

Come Join in a dodgeball tournament at the LDS Institute across from the WIB

2/21 at 7:00 pm | LDS Institute | More Info


Wednesday, February 22

Spring Career Fair

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Utah State University's Annual Spring 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.

2/22 at 9:30 am | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Campus Meditation

Student Activities

We will have group meditation that is open to all, regardless of experience. There will be guidance for beginners and support for folks that have a practice. We explore different mindfulness techniques that lead to mental clarity, self-knowledge, and present-moment awareness. It is a refuge within a busy campus.

2/22 at 11:30 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Metamorphosis: Resilience Training Series

Workshop/Training

Metamorphosis: Resilience Training Series – Resilience is showing to be predictive of academic success. This workshop will focus on fostering determination, goal setting, organization and decision making with an emphasis on developing a growth mindset. Participants will learn how to bounce back from disappointment and stick to their life plan.

2/22 at 4:00 pm | More Info

Stress Management & Wellness

Workshop/Training

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

2/22 at 4:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

USU Women's Basketball vs. San Jose State

Sports

Mountain West Conference Game

2/22 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info


Thursday, February 23

Duo Two-Step Login Informational Session

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This will be an informal discussion for those who have questions about the new Duo two-step login that will soon be used by all USU employees. People can come with questions and help will be available.

2/23 at 10:00 am | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Utah High School Basketball 3A Tournament

Special Event

3A State tournament being held in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for the State of Utah.

2/23 at 1:30 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

QPR Training/Helping Students Find Hope

Workshop/Training

Training in suicide awareness has become a priority on campus. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is designed for any individual to notice those in need and direct them to help. Participants will practice the skill of asking sensitive questions and responding with confidence to those experiencing emotional distress. Sharing ideas for fostering hope and resource materials will be at the workshop.

2/23 at 4:00 pm | Distance Education Building | More Info

CEE Water and Environmental Seminar

Conference/Seminar

Brad Buswell, CEE Graduate Student, will present a seminar titled "Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products and Personal Care Products in an Effluent-Dominated Stream: Seasonal Variability and Downstream Fate"

2/23 at 4:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Engineers Week Community Night

Special Event

Community Night is the headline of Engineers Week. All members of the community are invited to come see what engineering is all about. We'll feature exciting research demonstrations, fun activities for kids and more. Events include: Balsa wood bridge contest Zorb Ball (human hamster ball) Pinewood Derby Robotics demonstrations Spider silk goats pen

2/23 at 6:00 pm | TSC, International Lounge | More Info

Perspectives Club Documentary- The Student Body

Special Event

“When a brave high school student takes a stand against state mandated BMI tests of her peers, she finds herself in the middle of a national debate” The documentary is sponsored by the Center for Women and Gender's Perspective Club in conjunction with the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science.

2/23 at 7:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

An Evening of British Song

Arts/Entertainment

Faculty Recital of Dr. Errik M. Hood, featuring Dallas K. Heaton, piano, and the USU Chamber Singers.

2/23 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Friday, February 24

Utah High School Basketball 3A Tournament

Special Event

3A State tournament being held in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for the State of Utah.

2/24 at 1:30 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

Graduate Training Series (GrTS)

Workshop/Training

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

2/24 at 2:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Better Teeth for Tijuana Hypnotist Charity Event

Fundraiser

The Utah State University Dental Club is hosting a charity event on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM. The event will be held in the USU Business Building Room 215. Blake Powers, a well known hypnotist from Salt Lake, will be the performer at the event. All of the proceeds will help collect dental supplies to take with us down to Tijuana, Mexico during Spring Break 2017. Ticket prices are as follows: Before the event: Adults - $7 Children - $4 At the door: Adults - $9 Children - $5

2/24 at 7:00 pm | George S. Eccles Business Building | More Info


Saturday, February 25

Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Arts/Entertainment

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

2/25 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Intramural Badminton Tournament

Recreation

Badminton tournament begins!

2/25 at 10:00 am | HPER Building | More Info

Science and Engineering Day 2017

Special Event

Science and Engineering Day is a yearly activity from SHPE, where students from Cache Valley, 4th to 8th grade, come to the university and go through several STEM related workshops. The event is free of charge, with lunch provided, and goes from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

2/25 at 10:00 am | Engineering Building | More Info

Citizen Lobbyist Training

Workshop/Training

Activists and lobbyists face a significant challenge. They want to promote change but doing so requires collaboration on multiple levels. They must partner with other like-minded individuals, create organizations with clear goals and methods and collaborate with local, state, and sometimes national leaders and legislators to bring about the change they desire. However, at any of these levels, conflict or resistance can bring progress to a halt.

2/25 at 10:00 am | TSC, Auditorium | More Info

3A Utah High School Basketball State Championships

Special Event

Championship games being held in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for Utah 3A Boys and Girls Basketball.

2/25 at 11:00 am | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

Young Alumni Pregame Party

Reception/Reunion

February 25th is the Aggies Men’s Basketball team is in the Spectrum for the last time of the season. Before you head to the Spectrum, come hang out with your Alumni Association! Bring your family and other Aggies and get pumped up before tipoff. Activities will include finger foods and snacks, Aggie Swag (free!), family-friendly games, Aggie backdrop & fun props provided (photographer not available), special appearance by Big Blue

2/25 at 5:00 pm | USU Credit Union University Welcome Center | More Info

Mens Basketball vs. Air Force

Sports

Mens Basketball

2/25 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

pobev

Arts/Entertainment

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

2/25 at 9:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info


Sunday, February 26

Powder Mountain Ski/Board Day

Recreation

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

2/26 at 7:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info


Monday, February 27

Intramural Open Registration

Recreation

INTRAMURAL LEAGUES: 4v4 Volleyball, Futsal, Softball, and Ultimate Frisbee (Now open for registration).

2/27 at 7:00 am | More Info

Intramural Open Registration

Recreation

INTRAMURAL LEAGUES: 4v4 Volleyball, Futsal, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee

2/27 at 8:00 am | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

USUSA Elections

Special Event

Elections week for all USUSA officer candidates: Executive Council and Academic Senate (College Senators). There will be town hall meetings hosted by RHA, Greeks, and the Statesman debate in order to hear candidates' platforms and initiatives.

2/27 at 8:00 am | Utah State University Campus | More Info

Multicultural Talking Circle

Workshop/Training

Access & Diversity Center Multicultural Programs, in conjunction with Counseling and Psychological Services, offers a weekly Talking Circle/Discussion group each semester. This group is an opportunity for multicultural students, faculty, and staff to get together, learn from, and support each other. Each week, we will discuss pertinent issues (i.e. race and ethnicity, identity, building meaningful relationships, facing discrimination, sharing success, advocating for yourself, current events, etc). Occasionally, we will be bringing in a special guest to share information with us. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.

2/27 at 11:30 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Morris Media and Society Lecture

Lecture/Readings

2016: What the Hell Just Happened? It's now clear that we live in an era of fake news, troll tweets and email dumps. So what does that mean for media, our democracy and our future? Aggie alum Natalie Andrews, a Wall Street Journal social media editor and reporter, discusses the role of the press in the 2016 election and how you survive in a never-ending news cycle. (One hint: a lot of caffeine helps.)

2/27 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Webinar: Winning at NIH: Grabbing the Brass Ring

Special Event

The Department of Biological Engineering and College of Engineering are pleased to announce Webinar: Winning at NIH: Grabbing the Brass Ring

2/27 at 1:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info


Tuesday, February 28

Safe Spring Break

Special Event

Spring break is a time to have fun and relax! A time to get away from the stresses of lifes responsiblilites. We want you to have fun this spring break so we've set up a booth to help prepare you for an awesome spring break! Theres going to be food, handouts, and a raffle for prizes. Have fun and be safe on spring break!

2/28 at 10:00 am | TSC, HUB | More Info

SDL/USU Lecture Series

Lecture/Readings

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

2/28 at 12:00 pm | Innovation Campus | More Info

USU Women's Basketball vs. UNLV

Sports

Mountain West Conference Game

2/28 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info




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