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September 2017

Friday, September 1

12:00 am - 1:00 am    True Aggie Night

Celebration Day / Student Affairs

Come join us for our first True Aggie Night of the year! Grab your chapstick and pucker up!

Quad, More Info


11:00 am - 12:00 pm    Lunch Time Activity - HURD - Popsicles

Celebration Day / Student Affairs

Come meet the HURD and grab a popsicle on your way to class!

TSC, Patio, More Info


4:00 pm - 11:00 pm    Rocky Mountain Kickoff

Athletics / Other

High School Football Games held in Maverik Stadium

Maverik Stadium, More Info


6:52 pm - 6:52 pm    Weeks of Welcome

Celebration Week / Student Affairs

Weeks of Welcome are here to welcome students, faculty, and staff back to another great year of being an Aggie! Come join us as we host various activities such as Day on the Quad, Welcome Back Carnival, Big Ag Show, High Stakes Bingo, True Aggie night and so much more!

Quad, More Info


7:00 pm - 11:00 pm    Football Watch Party

Athletics / Athletics

Come gather with USU and watch our first football game on the legacy fields!

More Info




Saturday, September 2

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


11:40 am - 11:40 am    Saturday Nature Walk

Recreational / Extension

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! You will learn about wetland science, natural plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. Please come prepared for outdoor conditions. Saturday's | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | $5 or free for members | To reserve your spot call: 435-649-1767

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info


6:52 pm - 6:52 pm    Weeks of Welcome

Celebration Week / Student Affairs

Weeks of Welcome are here to welcome students, faculty, and staff back to another great year of being an Aggie! Come join us as we host various activities such as Day on the Quad, Welcome Back Carnival, Big Ag Show, High Stakes Bingo, True Aggie night and so much more!

Quad, More Info




Sunday, September 3

10:59 am - 10:59 am    Swaner's Craft Sunday

Arts & Entertainment / Cooperative Extension

Bring your crafty kids to Swaner's Craft Sunday! Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter will offer a nature-themed craft every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages are welcome!

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info




Monday, September 4

No activities this day



Tuesday, September 5

11:00 am - 12:00 pm    Lunch Time Activity - Service Center- Cookies

Celebration Day / Student Affairs

Come meet your Service Center and grab a cookie on your way to class!

TSC, Patio, More Info


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Entrepreneurship Club Kick Off

Student Activities / Jon M. Huntsman College of Business

Free tacos, rice, and beans from La Tormenta for the first 200 students! Come learn more about the Entrepreneurship Club, meet our new team, see what is changing this year, and mark your calendars for the upcoming semester with the events that apply to students of all majors! No business idea required!

Huntsman Hall, More Info


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Service Center Opening Social

Celebration Day / Student Affairs

Come learn about the amazing Service Center and the great things they do throughout the year!

TSC, International Lounge, More Info


8:30 pm - 11:00 pm    Outdoor Movie

Celebration Day / Student Affairs

Watching Wonder Women under the stars with fellow Aggies on the Quad? What a great way to celebrate coming back to school! Free popcorn!

Old Main, More Info




Wednesday, September 6

11:00 am - 12:00 pm    Lunch Time Activity - SAVVI - Red Zone

Celebration Day / Student Affairs

Come meet SAVVI and join them for a great time on the TSC Patio!

TSC, Patio, More Info


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Water Palooza

Celebration Day / Student Affairs

The waterslide is back and better than ever! Come join USUSA and the Fraternity and Sorority Life and slip n' slide down old main hill!

Old Main, More Info


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

Seminar/Symposium / College of Engineering

Caleb Buahin, CEE Graduate Student, will present a seminar titled "ADVANCING THE CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE FOR INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MODELING"

Engineering Building, More Info


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Welcome to SWE 2017

Student Activities / College of Engineering

Welcome to the USU Society of Women Engineers opening social

Huntsman Hall, More Info


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm    Snack Chat: Dr. Willy Lensch

Information/Orientation / College of Science

All Aggies are invited to an informal talk with USU alum Willy Lensch, chief of staff at Harvard Medical School, who shares his personal journey from rocky childhood to academic and career success.

Eccles Science Learning Center, More Info


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm    Snack Chat: Dr. Willy Lensch

Information/Orientation / Student Affairs

All Aggies are invited to an informal talk with USU alum Willy Lensch, chief of staff at Harvard Medical School, who shares his personal journey from rocky childhood to academic and career success.

Eccles Science Learning Center, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Film screening of 'Chasing the Dragon' and Q&A on opioid addiction

Lecture & Readings / Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology

Film screening of "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," followed by a Q&A session with a panel of experts. The 50-minute documentary is produced by the FBI and Drug Enforcement Agency, aimed at educating young adults and family about the dangers of addiction. Moderating will be Lindsey Bonney of the U.S. Attorneys' Office.

TSC, Auditorium, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    An Encore Performance of Crossroads Rising Tide with the Fry Street Quartet

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

This remarkable quartet – hailed as "a triumph of ensemble playing" by the New York Times – is a multi-faceted ensemble taking chamber music in new directions. Touring music of the masters as well as exciting original works from visionary composers of our time, the Fry Street Quartet has perfected a "blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity" (The Strad). Since securing the Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the quartet has reached audiences from Carnegie Hall to London, and Sarajevo to Jerusalem, exploring the medium of the string quartet and its life-affirming potential with "profound understanding...depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness" (Deseret Morning News).

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Thursday, September 7

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

Special Event / Sustainability

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

Quad, More Info


11:00 am - 12:00 pm    Lunch Time Activity - Diversity Cabinet - Donuts

Celebration Day / Student Affairs

Come meet your Diversity Cabinet and grab a donut on your way to class!

TSC, Patio, More Info


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm    Stampede with HURD and RHA

Athletics / Athletics

Let's show Idaho State how Utah State enters football games! All for one and one for all, we are the Aggies!

Maverik Stadium, More Info


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Freshmen Opening Social

Celebration Day / College of Engineering

Come for food, games, and prizes! Meet people from the college of Engineering, network with some of the college's brightest, compete for top prizes, and eat to your heart's content! Join the fun! Be a part of the College of Engineering! Meet at the ENGR Patio.

Engineering Building, More Info


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Utah State football vs. Idaho State

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts Idaho State University for their home-opener at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium.

Maverik Stadium, More Info


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Football Game vs. Idaho State

Athletics / Athletics

Come to Maverick Stadium and cheer on our football team as they beat Idaho State for our first home game of the season!

Maverik Stadium, More Info




Friday, September 8

10:30 am - 11:45 am    Leadership Forum: Larry H. Miller Leadership Power Panel

Panel Discussion / Jon M. Huntsman College of Business

Steve Starks - President, Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment Dean Fitzpatrick - President, Miller Automotive Operations Clark Whitworth - CEO, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies

Huntsman Hall, More Info


11:00 am - 12:00 pm    Lunch Time Activity - Activities Committee - Giveaways

Celebration Day / Student Affairs

Come meet your activities committees and participate in some giveaways on your way to class!

TSC, Patio, More Info


9:00 pm - 11:00 pm    80's Dance

Celebration Day / Student Affairs

Let's kick it back to the 80's and dance the night away with our fellow Aggies!

More Info




Saturday, September 9

7:30 am - 9:00 am    Avian Adventures in Migration

Recreational / Cooperative Extension

The last of four summer bird tours on the Swaner Preserve in 2017! Tour will be led by Kenny Frisch, legendary Utah birder. Please be sure to wear hiking shoes or boots that can get wet, and be prepared for uneven soggy ground. We will provide binoculars for each attendee, or bring your own if you have a pair you prefer. Registration fee ($20 per person, $10 for Swaner Members) includes a waterproof Field Notes notebook for keeping track of your wildlife sightings. Registration is required to attend, and spots fill fast!

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info


9:00 am - 4:00 pm    Aggie Volley-Bull Tournament with Men's Volleyball Team

Athletics / Student Club/Organization

We know you have been practicing your volleyball all summer long and now is the time to come showcase your skills! Grab a team and come play your fellow Aggies in some Volley-Bull!

Quad, More Info


9:15 am - 3:30 pm    Center for Women & Gender Women's Leadership Initiative Session 1

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


11:40 am - 11:40 am    Saturday Nature Walk

Recreational / Extension

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! You will learn about wetland science, natural plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. Please come prepared for outdoor conditions. Saturday's | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | $5 or free for members | To reserve your spot call: 435-649-1767

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    Diane Reich & Robert Brandt: Guest Artist Voice Recital

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Join us for a vocal recital with Diane Reich, soprano, and Robert Brandt, baritone.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info


9:00 pm - 11:00 pm    PoBev

Celebration Day / Student Affairs

Come join us for our first PoBev of the year! Come watch your fellow Aggies sing, dance, play instruments, and much more! Plus there is free food and drink! What sounds better?!

More Info




Sunday, September 10

10:59 am - 10:59 am    Swaner's Craft Sunday

Arts & Entertainment / Cooperative Extension

Bring your crafty kids to Swaner's Craft Sunday! Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter will offer a nature-themed craft every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages are welcome!

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info




Monday, September 11

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Sorority Recruitment 2017 Open House

Information/Orientation / USU Student Association (USUSA)

Women Students interested in this Fall's Sorority Recruitment activities should stop in during this open house and get more information about Greek Life at USU, and the week's recruitment events

TSC, International Lounge, More Info




Tuesday, September 12

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm    Facticity: Truth is Complicated

Panel Discussion / Multiple Sponsors

Join a cross-section of USU faculty for a series of lively panel discussions about the variable nature of truth.

Eccles Conference Center Auditorium, More Info


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Opening Social

Alumni Event / College of Engineering

The Opening Social for Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). Where the club talks to possible new members about the opportunities and activities the engineering club has to offer.

Engineering Building, More Info




Wednesday, September 13

6:00 am - 8:00 am    Steel Bridge Opening Social

Celebration Day / College of Engineering

Come join us at the steel bridge opening social!

Engineering Building, More Info


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

Seminar/Symposium / College of Engineering

Dr. David Tarboton will present a seminar titled "Managing and Sharing Research Data Using HydroShare".

Engineering Building, More Info




Thursday, September 14

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

Special Event / Sustainability

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

Quad, More Info


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Malcolm Mobutu Smith: Communitas Lecture Series

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Malcolm Mobutu Smith is associate professor of ceramic art at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He earned his MFA from the New York College of ceramics at Alfred University and he studied at both the Kansas City Art Institute and Penn State University receiving where he earned his BFA in ceramics. Smith’s professional activities include workshops, lecturers and residencies including visits to Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine, The Robert McNamara Foundation also in Maine. His works are represented in numerous private and public collections including the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, FuLed International Ceramic Art Museum, Beijing, China and Indiana State Museum. Other areas of research and lecture interest for Smith include the study of graffiti art and comic books.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm    College of Engineering Opening Social

Celebration Day / College of Engineering

The opening social for the College of Engineering will be located in the grassy area between the engineering buildings and the Library. Come to celebrate the upcoming school year with free food and entertainment including a free rock wall, mechanical bull, activities, music, club information and more.

More Info




Friday, September 15

10:30 am - 11:45 am    Focused Friday, Leadership Forum: Entrepreneur Day

Lecture & Readings / Jon M. Huntsman College of Business

Moderator: Mike Glauser Mark Fjeldsted, The Sportsman Ellen Clark, Rainy’s Flies Chad Champlin, Roolee

Huntsman Hall, More Info


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm    TEDxUSU Volunteer Orientation

Information/Orientation / Research

Interested in volunteering on the TEDxUSU team? Come to orientation to learn how you can get involved. Meet the TEDxUSU team, get to know other volunteers, and score some free pizza!

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    Science Unwrapped - Johan du Toit, Wildlife 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 wildlife ecologist Johan du Toit. Dr. du Toit speaks Friday, September 15, at 7 pm in the Emert Auditorium (ESLC 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center on the USU campus. His 45-minute talk is followed by refreshments and interactive, hands-on learning activities. Learn more about Science Unwrapped at our website: http://www.usu.edu/unwrapped/

Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    Carlos Adres Gomez Guest Speaker

Cultural / Access & Diversity Center

Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning poet who will be speaking on social justice and diversity. He is an actor, speaker, and writer from New York City.  A former social worker and public school teacher, Carlos has lectured and performed at more than 500 colleges and universities, facilitated countless workshops, and delivered numerous keynotes and commencement addresses. He continues to tour the globe. *Refreshements will be provided at this event

TSC, International Lounge, More Info


8:30 pm - 10:30 pm    USU Observatory Public Viewing Night

Special Event / Physics

All are invited to Public Viewing Night at the USU Observatory on the roof of the SER Building on the USU campus. Admission is free. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please visit the observatory website at observatory.usu.edu prior to arrival on public viewing night, as the gathering will be cancelled in the event of cloudy or inclement weather. The website also provides directions and parking information. Admission is free and all ages are welcome

SER Building, More Info




Saturday, September 16

9:00 am - 1:00 pm    The Great Inflatable Race

Special Event / Campus Recreation

On September 16th, the Department of Campus Recreation will be hosting The Great Inflatable Race on the campus of Utah State University. Join others from the USU community and surrounding Cache Valley community as we bounce, bump and slide our way through campus. Please visit http://www.thegreatinflatablerace.com/logan for more information and to register. If you use the promo code “campus rec”, you will receive a special discount for being a valued member of the USU community.

Utah State University Campus, More Info


9:00 am - 1:00 pm    Family Art Day at the Cache Valley Gardeners' Market

Arts & Entertainment / Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Family Art Day returns to the Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market! These free, hands-on art activities brought to you by the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) will travel to the CVGM in NEHMA’s Mobile Art Truck on the third Saturday of every month. September's theme is Imagining Art Through Found Objects! Stop by and take part in a fun activity for all ages. Look for NEHMA’s Art Truck at the Market or check artmuseum.usu.edu for details.

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9:00 am - 1:00 pm    Family Art Day at the Cache Valley Gardeners' Market

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Family Art Day returns to the Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market! These free, hands-on art activities brought to you by the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) will travel to the CVGM in NEHMA’s Mobile Art Truck on the third Saturday of every month. September's theme is Imagining Art with Found Objects! Stop by and take part in a fun activity for all ages. In October, NEHMA’s Family Art Day moves back to Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library. Stay tuned for more details or sign up for our newsletter and get them delivered to your inbox. Visit artmuseum.usu.edu

More Info


11:40 am - 11:40 am    Saturday Nature Walk

Recreational / Extension

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! You will learn about wetland science, natural plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. Please come prepared for outdoor conditions. Saturday's | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | $5 or free for members | To reserve your spot call: 435-649-1767

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info




Sunday, September 17

10:59 am - 10:59 am    Swaner's Craft Sunday

Arts & Entertainment / Cooperative Extension

Bring your crafty kids to Swaner's Craft Sunday! Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter will offer a nature-themed craft every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages are welcome!

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info




Monday, September 18

7:00 am - 5:00 am    CAAS Week

Celebration Week / College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Week

Utah State University Campus, More Info




Tuesday, September 19

7:00 am - 5:00 am    CAAS Week

Celebration Week / College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Week

Utah State University Campus, More Info


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm    LinkedIn Workshop hosted by SWE

Workshop / College of Engineering

Bring your laptop and join our featured speaker, Dannon Loveland, as he helps you get started on your own LinkedIn profile. Learn tips on how to best utilize LinkedIn as a way to connect to the industry world.

Engineering Building, More Info


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm    David Huron

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

David Huron is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor at the Ohio State University, where he holds joint appointments in The School of Music and in the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Trained as a performer, Huron worked for several years as a composer before turning to research

Family Life Building, More Info


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

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

This remarkable quartet – hailed as "a triumph of ensemble playing" by the New York Times – is a multi-faceted ensemble taking chamber music in new directions. Touring music of the masters as well as exciting original works from visionary composers of our time, the Fry Street Quartet has perfected a "blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity" (The Strad). Since securing the Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the quartet has reached audiences from Carnegie Hall to London, and Sarajevo to Jerusalem, exploring the medium of the string quartet and its life-affirming potential with "profound understanding...depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness" (Deseret Morning News).

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Wednesday, September 20

7:00 am - 5:00 am    CAAS Week

Celebration Week / College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Week

Utah State University Campus, More Info


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

Meeting / Retention & First Year Experience

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

Taggart Student Center, More Info


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm    'Flying Tales of Wonder: Fairy Tale Postcards as Memes,' lecture by Jack Zipes

Lecture & Readings / Languages, Philosophy and Speech Communication

Dr. Jack Zipes, internationally recognized expert on fairy tales and folk tales, presents a lecture on how fairy tales are now finding form as memes. Zipes is the editor of dozens of studies and collections of folk and fairy tales. He is a professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. A reception will follow.

Haight Alumni Center, More Info


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

Seminar/Symposium / College of Engineering

Dr. Ruijie Zeng, USU Dept of CEE, will present a seminar titled, "Agricultural irrigation development in the High Plains: Retrospective investigation and prospective analysis".

Engineering Building, More Info


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Munch & Mingle

Student Activities / Center for Women and Gender

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

Taggart Student Center, More Info


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Munch and Mingle

Information/Orientation / Other

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

Taggart Student Center, More Info


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm    SDL - USU Technical Lecture Series | Cyber Insanity

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 Lab.

Engineering Building, More Info




Thursday, September 21

7:00 am - 5:00 am    CAAS Week

Celebration Week / College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Week

Utah State University Campus, More Info


9:00 am - 11:00 am    Thesis Defense: Ryan Lamoreaux

Presentation/Speeches / Electrical and Computer

Masters student candidate Ryan Lamoreaux will be defending his thesis at 9:00 AM on September 21st, 2017 in the ECE Conference room...

Engineering Laboratory, More Info


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

Special Event / Sustainability

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

Quad, More Info


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm    Goal Setting: Rising to your Potential

Workshop / Academic Success Center (ASC)

Goal setting is a very effective way of putting a plan in place for success. It can increase your motivation and bring focus to the things you want. This workshop will teach you ways to write an effective goal statement, identify barriers to the goal, and establish a plan to achieve the goals that you want.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


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

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts San Diego State University at the Wayne Estes Center.

Wayne Estes Center, More Info




Friday, September 22

No activities this day



Saturday, September 23

11:40 am - 11:40 am    Saturday Nature Walk

Recreational / Extension

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! You will learn about wetland science, natural plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. Please come prepared for outdoor conditions. Saturday's | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | $5 or free for members | To reserve your spot call: 435-649-1767

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Utah State women's volleyball vs. Fresno State

Athletics / Athletics

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

Wayne Estes Center, More Info




Sunday, September 24

No activities this day



Monday, September 25

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm    Graduate Training Series: Tips for Teaching Undergraduate Courses

Workshop / School of Graduate Studies

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies fosters the success of USU’s graduate students by providing valuable opportunities that promote individual capacity development, interdisciplinary integration and student engagement. The Graduate Training Series (GrTS) is one of those opportunities. GrTS workshops are structured around graduate students’ needs. Topics are chosen with input from graduate students through surveys and focus groups. This month's topic is "Tips for Teaching Undergraduate Courses." A panel of some of USU's best teachers will share their advice for how to become an effective teacher, followed by a Q&A session. This GrTS will have both an afternoon and an evening session in order to allow more students to attend. Both sessions will have essentially the same content, and the evening session will be broadcast to regional campuses. RSVP to either session at https://rgs.usu.edu/grts/rsvp/

Eccles Conference Center, More Info


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm    Graduate Training Series: Tips for Teaching Undergraduate Courses

Workshop / School of Graduate Studies

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies fosters the success of USU’s graduate students by providing valuable opportunities that promote individual capacity development, interdisciplinary integration and student engagement. The Graduate Training Series (GrTS) is one of those opportunities. GrTS workshops are structured around graduate students’ needs. Topics are chosen with input from graduate students through surveys and focus groups. This month's topic is "Tips for Teaching Undergraduate Courses." A panel of some of USU's best teachers will share their advice for how to become an effective teacher, followed by a Q&A session. This GrTS will have both an afternoon and an evening session in order to allow more students to attend. Both sessions will have essentially the same content, and the evening session will be broadcast to regional campuses. RSVP to either session at https://rgs.usu.edu/grts/rsvp/

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Caine College of the Arts Dean's Convocation with Patrick Page

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Patrick Page is an associate artist of The Old Globe Theatre where he has acted in Cyrano De Bergerac, Twelfth Night and more. Patrick’s acting career includes stage credits from leading roles on Broadway, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden and dozens of performances at regional theater companies. He has had roles on television shows such as The Good Wife, Elementary and Law and Order SVU.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info




Tuesday, September 26

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Perspectives Club Documentary: "Equal Means Equal"

Student Activities / Other

"Filmmaker Kamala Lopez spearheads a national media campaign to raise awareness for the need for women's equality under Federal law."

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Awake and Sing!

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Bergers, a three-generation Jewish family living in a crowded Bronx apartment, experience a life where their dreams and frustrations collide, magnified by the pressures of the Depression. Odets’ classic drama is the story of the American dream as seen through the eyes of those it has disappointed and those who remain hopeful.

Caine Lyric Theatre, More Info




Wednesday, September 27

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


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Year of the Arts Kickoff

Arts & Entertainment / Other

The CFWG is teaming up with the NEHMA Art Truck for a Year of the Arts Kick-Off event. Come visit us on the TSC Patio to learn more about NEHMA, CWG, & how to use art to support Social Justice. The Perspectives Club will also be there with food and more.

TSC, Patio, More Info


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm    Honors 42nd Annual Last Lecture

Lecture & Readings / Honors

Initiated in 1976, the Last Lecture has become an important Honors Program student tradition at Utah State University. Honors students have the opportunity to nominate an outstanding professor who has made a noteworthy contribution to the education and mentorship of undergraduates, both inside and outside of the classroom. A committee of honors students selects the winner each year, giving one exceptional professor the opportunity to speak to students as if it were his or her final lecture at USU. This year, Dr. Brian McCuskey will present “Alice vs. Sherlock,” staging an intellectual smackdown between these two literary celebrities. The dreamer and the detective: who knows best how to look at and think about the world? The lecture tells the story of Alice and Sherlock going viral, following them from Victorian England to the present day, from the original stories to screen adaptations to internet memes.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Awake and Sing!

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Bergers, a three-generation Jewish family living in a crowded Bronx apartment, experience a life where their dreams and frustrations collide, magnified by the pressures of the Depression. Odets’ classic drama is the story of the American dream as seen through the eyes of those it has disappointed and those who remain hopeful.

Caine Lyric Theatre, More Info




Thursday, September 28

7:30 am - 9:30 am    Bike to Breakfast

Celebration Day / Sustainability

Bike to Breakfast to celebrate a summer of NationalBike Challenge cycling. It's delicious, hot, local, and free to people who ride their bicycles to the event or participated in the National Bike Challenge.

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

Special Event / Sustainability

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

Quad, More Info


3:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Fall STEM Fair

Fair/Festival / Career Services

Utah State University's STEM Fall Career Fair is a wonderful chance for students interested in working with technology-based organizations to spend some time networking with employers. It is also a chance for these employers to see what high quality students we have here at Utah State.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm    USDA-Predator Research Facility Open House

Special Event / Wildland Resources

The USDA-NWRC-Predator Research Facility is holding its annual open house on September 28 from 4-7 pm. Come out to the 164-acre facility in Millville, Utah, and learn about carnivores and research conducted by the staff. Must have valid I.D. to enter. Free event.

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Communitas Lecture Series: Tanja Softic

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Tanja Softic´ studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Sarajevo and earned her M.F.A. in Printmaking from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in 1992. From 1991-92, she printed at Kathy Caraccio Etching Studio in New York. She works across the media of printmaking, drawing, photography and book arts.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Arrington Lecture Series

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Opera comes in all shapes and sizes. Considered an elitist art form by many, it is capable of touching souls from pioneers and farmers to apostles and politicians. While it may be an acquired taste, we are lured to it via recitals, concerts, oratorios, and even Broadway musicals and anecdotal tales. There is no written history of “Opera in Utah,” and while references are random, they are consistently found when sought. The list of visiting operatic artists to the Beehive state is imposing, even extraordinary. Equally unexpected is the diversity of standard repertoire, and those works unique to, or composed about Utah. In turn, Utah’s operatic assets have given to the world’s arsenal of singers, and created an audience of unique proportions. And in the midst of these “voices” is another facet to the life of Leonard J. Arrington.

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Arrington Mormon History Lecture

Lecture & Readings / Merrill-Cazier Library

There is no written history of “Opera in Utah,” and while references are random, they are consistently found when sought. The list of visiting operatic artists to the Beehive state is imposing, even extraordinary. Equally unexpected is the diversity of standard repertoire, and those works unique to, or composed about Utah. In turn, Utah’s operatic assets have given to the world’s arsenal of singers, and created an audience of unique proportions. Learn more about "Opera and Its Voices in Utah" with Walter B. Rudolph, Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm at the Logan Tabernacle.

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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Awake and Sing!

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Bergers, a three-generation Jewish family living in a crowded Bronx apartment, experience a life where their dreams and frustrations collide, magnified by the pressures of the Depression. Odets’ classic drama is the story of the American dream as seen through the eyes of those it has disappointed and those who remain hopeful.

Caine Lyric Theatre, More Info


8:00 pm - 11:55 pm    Sleepover on the Quad

Athletics / USU Student Association (USUSA)

Free food and set up camp starting at 7 p.m., be gone from the Quad by 8 a.m. Students get in free with a valid student id card and seats are general admission, so sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. we will be distributing wristbands to those camping out. Those with wristbands AND a valid student id, which they will have to swipe at the gate, will then be allowed into Maverik Stadium roughly 15 minutes prior to the general student gates opening. Along with the free food on Thursday night, there will also be music, games, and a visit by Athletic Director John Hartwell, Head Coach Matt Wells, Big Blue and the Spirit Squad. We will also have a car that students can smash with a sledgehammer for a small fee. The money raised will be donated to Parkinson’s Research in honor of Captain Aggie.

Quad, More Info




Friday, September 29

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm    Utah State women's soccer vs. San Diego State

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University hosts San Diego State University at Chuck and Gloria Bell Field.

Chuck and Gloria Bell Soccer Field, More Info


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm    Build a Better Brain: Exercises to make you smarter

Workshop / Academic Success Center (ASC)

Learn some fun techniques that enhance brain function and build neural pathways, improve learning, memory, and study skills

Taggart Student Center, More Info


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Alumni Association Tailgate Party prior to USU vs BYU 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 BYU football game to start. We'll have smoked beef, S'mores and drinks. Play the Aggie Trivia game to have a chance to win a Camp Chef propane Fire Pit ($159 value) or 4 tickets to the "Aggie Family Reunion" event during homecoming (a $60 value). We'll be in the Maverik Stadium parking lot, next to the grass strip. Look for the large blue blow-up arch "USU Alumni Association: All Alumni Welcome"

Maverik Stadium, More Info


5:30 pm - 11:55 pm    PhysX

Workshop / Physics

Calling all high school girls! Join the USU Society of Physics Students for a fun filled overnight activity to explore the possibilities in STEM at USU. Visit our website for more information and to register online in advance, only 40 spaces are available.

SER Building, More Info


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Utah State football vs. BYU

Athletics / Athletics

Utah State University takes on in-state rival Brigham Young University at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium.

Maverik Stadium, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Awake and Sing!

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Bergers, a three-generation Jewish family living in a crowded Bronx apartment, experience a life where their dreams and frustrations collide, magnified by the pressures of the Depression. Odets’ classic drama is the story of the American dream as seen through the eyes of those it has disappointed and those who remain hopeful.

Caine Lyric Theatre, More Info




Saturday, September 30

12:05 am - 2:30 pm    PhysX

Workshop / Physics

Calling all high school girls! Join the USU Society of Physics Students for a fun filled overnight activity to explore the possibilities in STEM at USU. Visit our website for more information and to register online in advance, only 40 spaces are available.

SER Building, More Info


11:40 am - 11:40 am    Saturday Nature Walk

Recreational / Extension

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! You will learn about wetland science, natural plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. Please come prepared for outdoor conditions. Saturday's | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | $5 or free for members | To reserve your spot call: 435-649-1767

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Awake and Sing!

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Bergers, a three-generation Jewish family living in a crowded Bronx apartment, experience a life where their dreams and frustrations collide, magnified by the pressures of the Depression. Odets’ classic drama is the story of the American dream as seen through the eyes of those it has disappointed and those who remain hopeful.

Caine Lyric Theatre, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Awake and Sing!

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

The Bergers, a three-generation Jewish family living in a crowded Bronx apartment, experience a life where their dreams and frustrations collide, magnified by the pressures of the Depression. Odets’ classic drama is the story of the American dream as seen through the eyes of those it has disappointed and those who remain hopeful.

Caine Lyric Theatre, More Info