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October 2019

Tuesday, October 1

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/01, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

National Pumpkin Spice Day

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Celebrate Nat'l Pumpkin Spice Day with USU Dining Services! Enjoy 1/2 off pumpkin spice lattes all day at the following dining locations: Luke's Cafe on the Quad, the Quadside Cafe, The Hub, Beth's Bistro, and Noni's!

10/01 at 7:00 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

The Clothesline Project

Exhibition

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been killed. It is a powerful witness of the violence many live with. Shirts will be displayed across campus in various dining hubs throughout the entire month of October.

10/01, All Day | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/01 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/01 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/01 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/01 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Business Week 2019: Guac & Talk

Information/Orientation

Business Week 2019

Eat some guacamole and learn about how a business minor can help you be successful in any career! Open to all students, no matter their major.

10/01 at 11:00 am | TSC, Patio | More Info

The Business of Music with Ulysses Owens Jr.

Arts/Entertainment

Ulysses Owens Jr. is an American multi Grammy Award winning drummer and percussionist, known for his work with bassist Christian McBride, and singer Kurt Elling, as well as Wynton Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, Nicholas Payton, Benny Golson, Maceo Parker, and Joey Alexander. He is active on both the New York and international jazz scene as a sideman and band leader. He has also been named a "rising star" in the Downbeat Critic's Poll.

10/01 at 12:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center | More Info

College of Science Faculty Forum

Meeting

The Faculty Senate is hosting college-level faculty forums this year to generate conversations to stimulate productive discussions at the University level.

The Faculty Forum is a venue for participants to discuss subjects of current interest, question and debate policies and procedures, and formulate recommendations for consideration by the Faculty Senate. Attendance is for faculty only; no administrators will be present.

The forum will broadcast for faculty who wish to participate at remote campuses.

Topics to be considered at this year’s forum include:

The many new digital platforms USU has rolled out in the past few years. Which are working, which are not (and why)?
USU's efforts to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
Any other issues or concerns that faculty wish to bring up.

Remote faculty can join using the link provided in the calendar event.

10/01 at 2:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Physics Department Colloquium: Charge Transport in Disordered Materials and the Dispersion Parameter

Conference/Seminar

Weekly seminar where specialists speak on topics related to their academic and/or professional careers in Physics.

At this week's Department of Physics colloquium (10/8), two students from the USU Material Physics Group, Zack Gibson and Megan Loveland, will be presenting on Charge Transport in Disordered Materials and the Dispersion Parameter.

10/01 at 3:00 pm | SER Building | More Info

¿Hablas Español? Spanish Learning Workshop

Workshop/Training

Whether you are a beginner or native speaker, whether you are looking to brush up on your Spanish skills or you simply miss the sounds of home, these sessions are open to all who are interested. Come practice your Spanish in a welcoming and understanding environment with the friendly staff of the Latinx Cultural Center!

10/01 at 3:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

IOGP Pizza and Politics

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Come listen to Miles Hansen, President and CEO of the Utah World Trade Center speak about Utah's International Trade Policy. FREE Pizza! 4:00 at the David B. Haight Center on October 1st!

10/01 at 4:00 pm | David B. Haight Center | More Info

Drama Integration Across the Curriculum Workshop

Workshop/Training

Come join our workshop on Drama Integration Across the Curriculum, presented by Barry Stewart Mann, and learn more about how to effectively incorporate drama into the classroom. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore several drama strategies - including theatre games, statues/tableaux, reader’s theatre, story enactment, and improvisation/process drama - and experience them in action integrating with Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math curricula. We will think outside the box, set the scene, take the stage, and have a good bit of fun along the way.

10/01 at 4:30 pm | Edith Bowen Laboratory School | More Info

Courtney Tanner lecture: Research Landscapes

Lecture/Readings

Sociologist Courtney will present keynote speech for Utah State University’s Research Landscapes event Also on program: Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson. Research Landscapes is a series of events designed to provide critical research findings within Utah’s most important natural resources—land, water and air, to Utah civic, community and business leaders.

10/01 at 4:30 pm | More Info

Business Week 2019: Etiquette Dinner

Breakfast/Luncheon/Dinner

Business Week 2019

Prepare for your next business lunch or dinner by learning proper dining etiquette while enjoying a three-course meal on us! Register here.

10/01 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Aggie Pitch: Competition + $100 Start-up

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Come compete and pitch your business to a panel of judges! There will be money and prizes granted if you win.

10/01 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/01 at 6:30 pm | More Info


Wednesday, October 2

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/02, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

National Soft Taco Day

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Celebrate National Soft Taco Day with USU Dining Services and TacoTime! Enjoy soft tacos for $1.50 at the TacoTime in the Hub (first floor TSC).

10/02 at 7:00 am | TSC, HUB | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/02 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/02 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/02 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/02 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/02 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Business Week 2019: Clubs in the Courtyard

Student Activities

Business Week 2019

Students meet with representatives of Huntsman clubs and programs while enjoying refreshments!

10/02 at 11:00 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Goldman Sachs Info Table

Information/Orientation

Stop by and visit with Goldman Sachs professionals & Aggie campus ambassadors! Swag & food from GS 10,000 Small Business graduate.

10/02 at 11:00 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Arctic and Alpine researcher presents "Archaeology Out of Ice"

Lecture/Readings

Craig Lee, senior researcher from the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado, shares current archaeological research from alpine and ice patch settings around the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Open to all who'd like to attend

10/02 at 12:00 pm | Museum of Anthropology | More Info

Northwestern Farm Credit Services Information Session

Information/Orientation

Northwest Farm Credit Services or Northwest FCS, is a financial cooperative providing financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, rural homeowners, and crop insurance customers in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Come hear about opportunities we provide! Read more here.

10/02 at 12:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Network/Elevator Pitch Workshop

Workshop/Training

Learn how to effectively communicate with colleagues and prospective employers. No dress code, bring a friend and come learn and discuss the best practices when it comes to networking and using an elevator pitch with an employer.

10/02 at 12:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Goldman Sachs Info Session

Information/Orientation

Goldman Sachs Info Session for students majoring in the Humanities, Liberal Arts, or STEM.

10/02 at 1:30 pm | Eccles Science Learning Center | More Info

Biology Seminar: Understanding Nervous System Evolution Through Natural Experiments

Conference/Seminar

Dr. Shana Geffeney is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology. For the Department of Biology Fall 2019 Seminar Series, Dr. French will present, "Understanding Nervous System Evolution Through Natural Experiments: Adaptive Evolution of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels."
To learn more about Dr. Geffeney's research, visit the Department of Biology website, http://www.biology.usu.edu/about/faculty/shana-geffeney.

10/02 at 1:30 pm | Life Sciences Building | More Info

Zions Bank Info Session

Information/Orientation

Visit with recruiters from Zions Bank to learn about their Zion Banker Development program. Welcome to all business majors plus MBA. Register at the link below.

10/02 at 2:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Goldman Sachs Info Session with Juniors & Seniors

Information/Orientation

For Juniors and Seniors interested in Controllers, Corporate Treasury, Risk, and Operations. Students can talk with reps from Goldman Sachs for 20-minute chats. Please register here.

10/02 at 3:30 pm | George S. Eccles Business Building | More Info

Aggie Pitch: Finalists/Center for Entrepreneurship Founders Board (Invite only)

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The top 10 performers from $100 startup will come and compete. Top 3 placers win money, resources, and free professional mentoring.

10/02 at 5:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Get Away Special General Team Meeting

Meeting

The Get Away Special Team is an undergraduate, extracurricular, small satellite research team within the Utah State University Department of Physics. This meeting is where sub-teams collaborate to ensure the success of projects such as a NASA CSLI-selectee CubeSat GASPACS and other small satellite research. All majors in any college are welcome to attend!

10/02 at 5:30 pm | SER Building | More Info

USU Concrete Canoe Club Meeting

Student Activities

The USU Concrete Canoe Club will be meeting at this time to discuss ideas and make plans for the construction of our 2019-20 concrete canoe for the Rocky Mountain Regional ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition in April 2020.
(Room location may vary depending on other events.) Beginning in October, we will meet Saturday mornings in the Concrete Lab in the Technology building for construction work.

10/02 at 5:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/02 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Dan Wilson Guitar Concert

Arts/Entertainment

Music has been an integral part of Dan Wilson's life since his beginnings in gospel music. Upon hearing a Wes Montgomery record in a relative's basement, Dan decided to pursue a career as a musician. Since then, he has spent more than a decade honing his craft. His debut album, To Whom It May Concern was released in 2012 and is a product of an intense study of many different musical styles and concepts. His most recent album, Balancing Act was recorded live in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

10/02 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Thursday, October 3

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/03, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Mentorship Mix and Mingle

Social/Networking

Come and meet potential mentors and others involved in the mentorship program. Learn about how you can join as a mentor or mentee. All engineering students are invited to attend.

10/03 at 6:00 am | Engineering Building | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/03 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Cookie Fundraiser for Thailand

Fundraiser

Join the International Business Club in supporting sending USU students to Thailand to teach English and safely release elephants back into the wild. Booths will be set up in various locations around campus & volunteers are needed! If willing to help contact USU IBC at ibc.usu@gmail.com

10/03 at 10:00 am | Utah State University Campus | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/03 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/03 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/03 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/03 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Lunch for a Bunch

Breakfast/Luncheon/Dinner

Head over to the Institute for some baked potatoes and chili! Everyone welcome, so come meet new friends! Lunch will be served in the gym from 11:15 until it's gone.

Sponsored by the LDSSA club.

10/03 at 11:15 am | LDS Institute | More Info

Cultural Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series

Cultural/Diversity

Join us for the first presentation in the Brown Bag Cultural Studies Lecture Series! Bring a lunch and enjoy Dr. Kortney Sherbine’s presentation on “Friendly Guns: Power, Play, and Choice in Preschool,” located in EDUC 330D. To join remotely, please contact Lauren Shanley at lauren.shanley@usu.edu.

10/03 at 12:00 pm | Education Building | More Info

Test Like a Pro

Workshop/Training

Come learn how to be the best at test.

10/03 at 12:00 pm | Life Sciences Building | More Info

Humanizing Learning with Digital Tools - Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Conference/Seminar

“As colleges and universities move towards serving broader student populations, our teaching and learning environments must change to support their success. Diverse student populations require learning environments that provide options and use digital tools to mindfully cultivate a sense of belonging for students. This presentation will examine specific pedagogical approaches that leverage digital tools to create inclusivity and support learner variability. Believe it or not – technology can inspire greater connections between you and your students!”

Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock is a noted leader in higher education with expertise in online teaching, course design, and faculty development. Michelle’s work has helped online instructors across the nation and beyond understand how to craft relevant, humanized online learning experiences that support the diverse needs of college students. She is the author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies (2nd edition, Routledge), has received national recognition for her excellence in teaching, and has held various leadership roles with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI).

10/03 at 3:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Math Colloquium Series

Conference/Seminar

NONPARAMETRIC ENSEMBLE ESTIMATION OF DISTRIBUTIONAL FUNCTIONALS IN MACHINE LEARNING

Abstract: Distributional functionals are integrals of functionals of probability densities and include functionals such as information divergence, mutual information, and entropy. Distributional functionals have many applications in the fields of information theory, statistics, signal processing, and machine learning.
Many existing non-parametric distributional functional estimators have either unknown convergence rates or
are difficult to implement. In this talk, I present multiple applications of distributional functional estimation, focusing on the problems of dimensionality reduction, extending machine learning tasks to distributional features, and estimating the optimal probability of error (the Bayes error) of a classification problem. I then briefly present a simple, computationally tractable, nonparametric ensemble estimator of a wide class of distributional
functionals that achieves parametric convergence rates under certain smoothness conditions. The asymp

10/03 at 3:30 pm | Animal Science | More Info

Colloquium Series Kevin Moon

Conference/Seminar

Nonparametric Ensemble Estimation of Distributional Functionals in Machine learning

10/03 at 3:30 pm | Animal Science | More Info

“Exceptional: A History of Industrial Design in the United States” lecture by Dr. Carma Gorman

Arts/Entertainment

Carma Gorman is an Associate Professor in the School of Design and Creative Technologies. She earned a B.A. in Art History at Carleton College and a Ph.D. in the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the board of directors of the College Art Association, a former associate editor of the journal Design and Culture, and a past president of the Design Studies Forum.

10/03 at 5:00 pm | Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium | More Info

Engineering Council

Meeting

Weekly Council planning meeting for the Engineering Council. Open to all students who want to be engaged with the College of Engineering.

10/03 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Microsoft Word Workshop: Tools for Technical Writing

Workshop/Training

The engineering Tutor Center is sponsoring a workshop to teach students how to use formatting, reference, and other tools in Microsoft Word. These tools are particularly useful for technical writing and saving time while producing technical documents. In addition to learning these tools, students will create a template for a lab report.

10/03 at 5:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/03 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Jet Engine Design Team general Meeting

Meeting

General Meeting for the Jet Engine Design Team. Provide information to the general team. Keep each group accountable to goals and objectives. Team building exercises.

10/03 at 7:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Business Week 2019: Underground Agg Show

Arts/Entertainment

Business Week 2019

Concert featuring. Foreign Figures, Michael Barrow & The Tourists, LC Huffman
Come jam to Foreign Figures while supporting a good cause! All ticket sales will go to Operation Underground Railroad, a non-profit organization that helps end child sex trafficking. Doors open at 6. Tickets are sold at the Ticket Office for $5 and at the door for $8.

10/03 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Autumn Voices

Arts/Entertainment

Celebrate fall semester with the USU choirs!

10/03 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

USUSA Latin Dance

Cultural/Diversity

Come learn how to Latin dance! First hour teaching, second hour practice and free dance! We teach bachata, merengue, cumbia, and salsa.

10/03 at 8:00 pm | HPER Building | More Info


Friday, October 4

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/04, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Human Resources Panel

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Come hear from experienced HR professionals as they offer insights and knowledge on Human Resources topics as well as job opportunities in HR roles. Panel participants will be:
Shauna Karren, Human Resources Director at Conservice
Marvin Roberts, Human Resources Specialist at Cache Valley Electric
Monte Wylie, Group Talent Acquisition Manager at Enterprise Holdings

10/04 at 9:00 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

The Tanner Talk Series: Race, Ethnicity, and Health symposium

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The Tanner Talk Series presents the Race, Ethnicity, and Health symposium with keynote speaker Professor Joseph P. Gone.
Panel discussions with scholars from around the country include: Intersections of Race and Gender, Ecological Perspectives, Health Care and Inequality, and Mental Health Disparities
Full schedule of panels at https://sociology.usu.edu/healthdisparities/
Please contact Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde or Seth Archer with questions.

10/04 at 9:00 am | David B. Haight Center | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/04 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/04 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/04 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/04 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/04 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Leadership Forum - Mark James

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Focused Friday

Mark James is Honeywell’s senior vice president of Human Resources, Security and Communications, a position he was appointed to in November 2007. Honeywell is a $40B diversified technology and manufacturing company serving customers in aerospace, automation control, automotive and chemical industries. Mark is a native to North Logan.

10/04 at 10:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Religion in Life Devotional - John Boswell

Conference/Seminar

Come to a devotional with John Boswell, director of the "Light the World" campaign for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. John has a long history of working in marketing and sales for Walmart, Kraft Foods, and General Mills. Previously, he and his wife have presided over the Peru Lima East Mission.

Treats will be served after the devotional!

Sponsored by the LDSSA club.

10/04 at 11:30 am | LDS Institute | More Info

MHR Internship Reports (UnitedHealth Group & PepsiCo)

Conference/Seminar | Focused Friday

Second-year Master of Human Resource (MHR) students report on projects, work, and lessons learned from their summer internships. Presenters this week:

Jordan Vander Does - UnitedHealth Group (Minneapolis, MN)
Mitchell Thornhill - PepsiCo (Frankfurt, IN)

10/04 at 12:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

International Student Networking

Social/Networking | Student Recruiting

Network with Aggies from around the world and cultivate new friendships that will last a lifetime from 1:30 - 3:30 on the TSC Patio. For more information or to help out contact Connor Koldan at c.p.koldan@aggiemail.usu.edu

10/04 at 1:30 pm | TSC, Patio | More Info

Applied Mathematics Seminar: Some Topics in Optimal Control

Conference/Seminar

Abstract: This talk will introduce the subject of optimal control (where optimization and control meet). We’ll discuss several applications, current research problems, and some of Matt’s recent contributions to the field.

Short Bio: Matt is from Texas. He completed his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M, his Master’s in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M, and his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from UT Austin. Along the way, he took a discrete math class where he fell in love with the joy of writing a proof. The mathematical journey culminated with an advanced course in Functional Analysis, in which he struggled immensely, but was amazed by the beauty. After working for a private research company for 5 years, Matt is now as Assistant Professor in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering working in the areas of optimization and control.

10/04 at 3:30 pm | Animal Science | More Info

Evenings for Educators: Sky Above Me, Earth Below Me-Photography Projects for Every Classroom

Workshop/Training

Come join our Evenings for Educators workshop and be inspired by photographic landscapes of the American west. The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art's fall exhibitions feature a variety of landscape imagery, including David Maisel's surreal aerial photographs and Ansel Adam's full-toned nature prints. Participants will learn how to create their own cyanotypes and techniques for successful photo collage. The hands-on activities will allow participants to bring photography into the classroom in simple, budget-friendly ways.

10/04 at 4:00 pm | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Arts/Entertainment

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey—a journey over which he has no control, for he is a toy rabbit. He can neither move nor speak. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations. Through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again.

10/04 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre | More Info

USU Observatory Public Viewing Night

Special Event

Astronomy enthusiasts of all ages are invited to view Cache Valley's night sky from the USU Observatory on campus. Admission is free. IMPORTANT NOTE: In the event of clouds or inclement weather, the gathering will be cancelled. To avoid disappointment, please visit observatory.usu.edu for updates. The website also has directions and parking information.

10/04 at 8:00 pm | SER Building | More Info


Saturday, October 5

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/05, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Saturday Morning Nature Walk

Recreation | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the Swaner Preserve wetlands with a guide! You'll learn about the incredible wonders of wetlands, native plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. Depending upon the time of year, lucky hikers may see an abundance of birds, elk, or even nesting sandhill cranes!

10/05 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/05 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/05 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/05 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/05 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/05 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Arts/Entertainment

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey—a journey over which he has no control, for he is a toy rabbit. He can neither move nor speak. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations. Through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again.

10/05 at 2:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre | More Info


Sunday, October 6

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/06, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

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

Swaner's Craft Sunday

Arts/Entertainment | Home, Family, and Food

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

10/06 at 11:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Monday, October 7

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/07, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

National Frappe Day

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Join USU Dining Services in celebrating National Frappe Day! Enjoy 1/2 off Frappuccinos all day at Beth's Bistro!

10/07 at 7:00 am | Utah State University | More Info

The Clothesline Project

Exhibition

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been killed. It is a powerful witness of the violence many live with. Shirts will be displayed across campus in various dining hubs throughout the entire month of October.

10/07, All Day | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/07 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Little Naturalist

Lecture/Readings | Home, Family, and Food

Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and exploring nature. Join us twice a month, October through May, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to read a specially selected nature-themed book, explore the natural world, and complete a craft. Some favorites include snowshoeing on the Preserve, interacting with live reptiles and amphibians, upcycling old materials into holiday decorations, and much more!

Cost is $2.00 per youth participant, or buy a $15.00 punch card good f or 10 programs.

10/07 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Biological Engineering Seminar Series

Conference/Seminar

The BE Department's Seminar Series Speaker, Mr. Brad Hansen, Unit Leader at WesTech Engineering Inc. will present: "Providing Process Equipment and Water Technology Solutions to Benefit Humanity."

Come and hear how Mr. Hansen works at WesTech to develop technologies to remove nitrates and phosphorus from drinking water. He is also focusing development on reducing the footprint, lowering the power requirement, and increasing nutrient recovery of waste-water treatment.

A meet and greet with Mr. Hansen will be held immediately following the seminar in ENGR 326.

10/07 at 11:30 am | Engineering Building | More Info

Biological Engineering Seminar Series

Conference/Seminar

The BE Department's Seminar Series Speaker, Dr. Daniel Clark, Assistant Professor in the Microbiology Department at Weber State University will present: "To Mutate Is Viral; To Cure, Divine."

Come and hear how Dr. Clark has studied potential routes to a cure for the hepatitis B virus (HBV) by locating weak points in the viruses' polymerase proteins. He also uses CRISPR to delete viral receptors in human cells. Most viruses use a combination of factors to gain entry into cells: these deletions will help us to understand this critical step in the viral replication cycle.

A meet and greet with Dr. Clark will be held immediately following the seminar in ENGR 326.

10/07 at 11:30 am | Engineering Building | More Info

Reading by literary horror writer Brian Evenson

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The literary horror writer Brian Evenson will present a reading. In addition to being a prolific writer, Brian is a gifted teacher as well, having taught at several of the most prestigious writing programs in the United States, including the University of Denver and Cal Arts. He is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collections 'Song for the Unraveling of the World/ (Coffee House Press 2019); his novel 'Last Days' won the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel of 2009. For more on Evenson, visit brianevenson.com.

10/07 at 12:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Faith Distress Support Group

Workshop/Training

This group is an opportunity for students to get together in a safe environment, learn from, and support each other. Each week, a discussion will be held of pertinent issues related to faith that create stress (e.g. having doubts or internal conflict finding spirituality, faith transitions, finding a place of belonging, talking to those of different faiths, etc.). Topics are motivated by participants each week.
The group is co-facilitated by Monique Frazier, a psychologist from USU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Bonnie Glass-Coffin, Anthropology professor and Director of the Interfaith Leadership Certificate Program.

10/07 at 1:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Faith Distress Support Group

Student Activities

This group is an opportunity to get together in a safe environment and learn from and support each other. Each week, we will discuss pertinent issues related to faith that create stress (e.g., having faith doubts or internal conflict with elements of your faith, clarifying your spiritual identity, stresses associated with faith transitions, finding a spiritual place of belonging, talking to those of different faiths, etc.). The topic is motivated by those who participate that day. The group is facilitated by Monique Frazier, a psychologist from USU Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).

10/07 at 1:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Crochet With Chris!

Recreation

Not only is Dr. Christopher Gonzalez the director of the Latinx Cultural Center and an Associate Professor of English, but he is also a master crocheter! Dr. Gonzalez is more than happy to share his talents with his Utah State University familia by providing free crocheting lessons to any who are interested. Already know how to crochet? No problem! These workshops are also open to anyone who is looking for a place to practice their craft in a casual, social environment.

10/07 at 3:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Geosciences Speaker Series: Office of Equity

Conference/Seminar

The Office of Equity will present on USU's policies on non-discrimination and sexual misconduct, as well as other ways their office serves campus such as prevention education, supportive measures, and other resources.

10/07 at 3:30 pm | Geology building | More Info

Public Forum During USUSA Academic Senate Meeting

Meeting

Take the opportunity to observe and present to the USUSA Academic Senate, comprised of each college senator and the Executive Vice President. As your representatives, they are eager to hear about your ideas and answer your questions.

Please contact admin.ususa@usu.edu by the Friday before to ensure time is set aside for you to present, discuss, and ask questions.

10/07 at 4:00 pm | More Info

Academic Senate

Meeting

The USUSA Academic Senate meets to discuss needs and concerns in each college.

10/07 at 4:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Evening with Industry Prep Workshop

Workshop/Training

This will be a great opportunity to learn about dining etiquette, how to dress properly, what questions to ask companies, and what key things to have on your resume. Even if you think you know everything about networking and how to make a good first impression, this workshop will be helpful to brush up on your skills and get the best responses from Evening with Industry.

10/07 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Cache Wind Symphony

Arts/Entertainment

The Cache Wind Symphony performs at Box Elder High School with the Box Elder High School Band.

10/07 at 7:00 pm | More Info

International Dessert Night

Cultural/Diversity

Come taste desserts from all over the world!
It brings all the diverse groups together to represent what sweets they love from their homeland and their background. It allows our students to feel belonged here at Utah State University.

10/07 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info


Tuesday, October 8

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/08, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/08 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/08 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/08 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/08 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/08 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Fall Career Fair

Social/Networking

The Fall Career Fair is a chance for all students on campus to network with employers. It is a great opportunity to build your resume, and get in contact with hundreds of employers. Career Fair attendance is one of the best ways to get an interview, and make connections to your professional network.

10/08 at 10:00 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Fall Career Fair

Social/Networking

The Fall Career Fair is a chance for all students on campus to network with employers. It is a great opportunity to build your resume, and get in contact with hundreds of employers. Career Fair attendance is one of the best ways to get an interview, and make connections to your professional network.

10/08 at 10:00 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Fall Career Fair

Social/Networking

The Fall Career Fair is a chance for all students on campus to network with employers. It is a great opportunity to build your resume, and get in contact with hundreds of employers. Career Fair attendance is one of the best ways to get an interview, and make connections to your professional network.
Organized by Career Services, more than 70 employers attending.

10/08 at 10:00 am | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Father Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C. Private Forum with the Covey Leadership Fellows

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This is a private leadership forum with Fr. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C. for only Covey Leadership Fellows (CLF). CLF members have a unique opportunity to sit down with Father Williams in a private forum to learn about being purpose-centered and participate in a special Q/A session. Join CLF

Bio: Fr. Oliver Williams, C.S.C., is Associate Professor of Management, Fellow, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Founder and Director, Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business. He is a faculty member of the Mendoza College of Business. Williams is the editor or author of 20 books as well as numerous articles on business ethics in journals. He served as an associate provost of the University of Notre Dame.

10/08 at 10:45 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Father Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C. Student Forum

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This is a unique opportunity for all USU students to learn from one of the most accomplished scholars in the fields of ethics and leadership.

Bio: Fr. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C., is Associate Professor of Management, Fellow, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Founder and Director, Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business. He is a faculty member of the Mendoza College of Business. Williams is the editor or author of 20 books as well as numbers articles on business ethics in journals. He served as an associate provost of the University of Notre Dame.

10/08 at 11:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

2019 Fife Honor Lecture, with Betsy Peterson, director of the American Folklife Center

Lecture/Readings

This annual event features Betsy Peterson, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. She will speak on "The American Folklife Center Field Surveys: Modeling Public Folklife Practice." The surveys have established standards for field research practices and methodology, shaping the natures of the folklorist/client relationship.

10/08 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Writing 101: Win Arguments and Make More Money

Workshop/Training

Come join us and learn some tips and tricks to boost your argumentative writing.

10/08 at 1:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Physics Department Colloquium: Charge Transport in Disordered Materials and the Dispersion Parameter

Conference/Seminar

Weekly seminar where specialists speak on topics related to their academic and/or professional careers in Physics.

At this week's Department of Physics colloquium (10/8), two students from the USU Material Physics Group, Zack Gibson and Megan Loveland, will be presenting on Charge Transport in Disordered Materials and the Dispersion Parameter.

10/08 at 3:00 pm | SER Building | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Gallery Talk

Arts/Entertainment

Mary Claire Becker's research explores the fetishization of landscape as "other" in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on over-saturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/08 at 5:00 pm | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Tracy Richardson Lecture

Arts/Entertainment

Tracy Richardson (doctor of music therapy) – Dr. Tracy Richardson is a professor of music therapy and chairperson of the Music and Theatre Department at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). She has been a board-certified music therapist for 31 years, has a doctorate in counselor education and has worked with people with a variety of mental and physical health issues. She specializes in use of clinical songwriting, implements music therapy for patients on a local oncology unit, and consults with companies on musical teambuilding. Dr. Richardson is a singer/songwriter with two original CDs and has opened for many artists, including George Strait and Randy Travis. She was inducted into the Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame in 2016 and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

10/08 at 5:00 pm | Family Life Building | More Info

Evening with Industry Prep Workshop

Workshop/Training

This will be a great opportunity to learn about dining etiquette, how to dress properly, what questions to ask companies, and what key things to have on your resume. Even if you think you know everything about networking and how to make a good first impression, this workshop will be helpful to brush up on your skills and get the best responses from Evening with Industry.

10/08 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Tutor Center Workshop: MATLAB

Workshop/Training

The engineering Tutor Center is sponsoring a workshop to teach students basic structures in MATLAB. The material focuses on coding structures, matrix structures, and other tools for solving coursework problems. Students will leave more empowered to solve problems using technology.

10/08 at 5:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition Opening Reception

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/08 at 6:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

ASCE Club Meeting

Social/Networking

Join ASCE in ENGR 304 (unless otherwise specified) for social activities, service, professional development, and networking. We host professional guest speakers once a month and host a networking luncheon each spring in conjunction with the CEE Career Fair.

October:
8th- Homework & Chat
15th- Officer Elections
22nd- Pumpkin Painting
26th- ASME Pumpkin Toss:
11:00 am, Elk Ridge Park 1190 E 2500 N, Logan, UT 84381
29th- Professional Engineer Guest Speaker, TBD

10/08 at 6:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Service project launch and Good, Bigger and Better Competition

Student Activities

Come play Bigger and Better by convincing strangers to trade items for something of more value!

10/08 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/08 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Chamber Music Society of Logan featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet

Arts/Entertainment

"It's a modern string quartet that brings flexibility, dramatic fire and…rock 'n' roll energy…" Los Angeles Times

10/08 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Wednesday, October 9

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/09, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/09 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/09 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/09 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/09 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/09 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/09 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Global Picnic

Cultural/Diversity

Global Picnic is an event that will allow our diversity groups to showcase their favorite food from their culture to our student body. It will also allow our diversity groups to gain some revenue for their future events within their organization. It’s a fun event and will get our students filled up with food and great music.

10/09 at 11:00 am | TSC, Plaza | More Info

Latinx Mental Health

Panel Discussion/Presentation

A panel hosted by Dr. Domenech Rodríguez and four doctoral students from the psychology department will present on key Latinx Mental Health areas. Following the presentation, there will be time allotted to questions and discussion with the audience.

10/09 at 12:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Math Biology Seminar

Conference/Seminar

Speaker: Keith Roper, Biological Engineering USU

10/09 at 4:00 pm | Animal Science | More Info

AWM USU Internship/Resume Workshop

Student Activities

Come learn how to improve your resume, get looking into some awesome internships, and eat some yummy food! Please come and invite anyone else you think would be interested!

10/09 at 4:00 pm | Agricultural Science Building | More Info

Engineering Graduate Fall Social

Social/Networking

Come enjoy dinner, lawn games, and a chance to meet other graduate students in the College of Engineering. Use the time to open possible opportunities for interdisciplinary research and new friendships. The event will take place on the Engineering Quad (between SANT and library) and in case of poor weather will be in the Engineering Building. Please fill out the RSVP form so we can have an accurate count. Families are invited too!

10/09 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

'Writ Large: How and Why Writing Makes us Human," with Joyce Kinkead

Workshop/Training

Next in the weekly series of writing workshops hosted by the USU Writing Center and Cache Valley community Writing Center features English Prof. Joyce Kinkead. Individual tutoring offered; open to all students and community writers.

10/09 at 5:00 pm | More Info

Be OutSPOKEN: Suffrage Centennial Ride & Trivia Night

Celebration/Fair/Festival | Year of the Woman

Ride leaves Aggie Blue Bikes at 5:15 and trivia begins at 6:15 at Mortys Blue Square. Discounts on dinner and swag available if you ride and dressing up is encouraged!

10/09 at 5:00 pm | Nelson Field House | More Info

Get Away Special General Team Meeting

Meeting

The Get Away Special Team is an undergraduate, extracurricular, small satellite research team within the Utah State University Department of Physics. This meeting is where sub-teams collaborate to ensure the success of projects such as a NASA CSLI-selectee CubeSat GASPACS and other small satellite research. All majors in any college are welcome to attend!

10/09 at 5:30 pm | SER Building | More Info

USU Concrete Canoe Club Meeting

Student Activities

The USU Concrete Canoe Club will be meeting at this time to discuss ideas and make plans for the construction of our 2019-20 concrete canoe for the Rocky Mountain Regional ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition in April 2020.
(Room location may vary depending on other events.) Beginning in October, we will meet Saturday mornings in the Concrete Lab in the Technology building for construction work.

10/09 at 5:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Dress for Success, Speak to Impress

Workshop/Training

Join us as we learn how to interact with employers, build a professional wardrobe, and develop skills that will help you leave a lasting first impression. Dress is casual, bring a friend and see what you can do to set yourself apart at any professional event!

10/09 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/09 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Big Bands

Arts/Entertainment

If roux is the base that makes gumbo, gumbo, then what is the ‘roux’ of Jazz? According to trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, the answer to that question is The Blues. With that in mind, the USU Big Bands have been delving into some of the many ways in which The Blues can be interpreted. From Basie to Ellington, from “Goin’ To Chicago (Sorry, but I can’t take you)” to “In a Turkish Bath” to “Blue Rondo ala Turk” and beyond, join the USU Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble big bands on a journey to The Blues.

10/09 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Thursday, October 10

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/10, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/10 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/10 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

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

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/10 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/10 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/10 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Classics meeting for students currently in the program and those interested

Information/Orientation

Information meeting for all current students and students interested in the Latin, Greek, and Classical Civilizations minors within the Department of History. Location is in the CHaSS Dean's Office in the south end of Old Main third floor. Snacks will be provided.

10/10 at 3:00 pm | Old Main | More Info

CHaSS Grad School Informational Workshop

Information/Orientation

For CHaSS students interested in attending graduate school, all information provided. You can also register on Aggie Handshake.

10/10 at 3:00 pm | Old Main | More Info

Artoberfest

Arts/Entertainment

A family-friendly festival that allows student artists to display and sell their own work. This event includes student vendors, entertainment and food!

10/10 at 4:00 pm | Quad | More Info

Book Club in a Box - Sula

Lecture/Readings | Year of the Woman

Read the book and come ready to share your thoughts.
Watch the documentary with us and enjoy the book later.
Learn about art from the museum's collection that relates to the featured book and film.

Book: "Sula" by Toni Morrison
PBS Documentary: POV: Iris
Book discussion led by: Steve Cracroft and Christine Maughan
Documentary Discussion led by and Art discussion led by: Donna Brown PhD, NEHMA Scholar in Residence/Head of Academic Initiatives

To RSVP or for more information, contact Teri Guy.
21 and older

10/10 at 5:00 pm | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Engineering Council

Meeting

Weekly Council planning meeting for the Engineering Council. Open to all students who want to be engaged with the College of Engineering.

10/10 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Fall Convocation

Ceremony/Awards

Utah State University College of Science cordially invites you to attend the 4th annual Fall Convocation.
This provides and opportunity for scholarship recipients to meet with donors/friends of the College of Science.

10/10 at 5:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/10 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Poets Star Coulbrooke & Sunni Wilkinson

Lecture/Readings | Year of the Woman

Poets Star Coulbrooke & Sunni Wilkinson at the Logan Library.

10/10 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Lecacy Lecture Series: Vaccines

Lecture/Readings

Should I Vaccinate? MMR and Flu Vaccine Controversies. Presented by Dr. Thayne Sweeten.

10/10 at 7:00 pm | More Info

USUSA Latin Dance

Cultural/Diversity

Come learn how to Latin dance! First hour teaching, second hour practice and free dance! We teach bachata, merengue, cumbia, and salsa.

10/10 at 8:00 pm | HPER Building | More Info


Friday, October 11

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/11, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Marketing Career Trip

Social/Networking | Career Exploration Trips

Visit the marketing operations of Maverik, Workfront, and the Utah Jazz to understand career opportunities in the marketing field and to network with alumni. Lunch and transportation provided.
The registration for this event is closed.

10/11, All Day | More Info

Econ/Finance Career Trip

Social/Networking | Career Exploration Trips

Visit finance operations at E-Trade, Pelion Partners, and Silicon Valley Bank to understand career opportunities in finance and to meet with alumni. Lunch and transportation provided.

10/11, All Day | More Info

National Sausage Pizza Day

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Celebrate National Sausage Pizza Day with $3 Sausage Pizza at Shaw's 88 Kitchen in the Huntsman School of Business!

10/11 at 8:00 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Boot Camp: Reach Out - 8:30 Sessions

Workshop/Training | Focused Friday

BOOT CAMP: Reach Out

Three sessions (repeated at 9:30 and 11:30) designed to teach networking skills and how you can find your dream job or internship.

Aggie | Handshake (HH 370): Aggie | handshake is an online resource used by 400+ universities across the country for job and internship postings. This workshop will walk you through how to set up and complete your profile, strategize your job and internship search, connect with the right employers, and more.

LinkedIn (HH 260): LinkedIn has 575+ million users, with more than 260 million users logging in each month. This can seem daunting, however, if you're not utilizing LinkedIn in ways to help you get noticed by the employers and companies you're pursuing. Come to this workshop to learn how to network with alumni, build your personal brand, research your top companies, complete your profile, and more.

Informational Interviews (HH 320): An informational interview can be one of the most valuable sources for career exploration, preparation, and networking. It presents an opportunity for an intimate and flexible inside view of a job and company. Come to this workshop to learn best practices and strategies on everything from set up, execution, and follow up.

10/11 at 8:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/11 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/11 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Sales Panel

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Focused Friday

Come hear from experienced Sales professionals as they offer insights and knowledge on Sales Best Practices topics as well as career opportunities in professional sales. Panel participants will be:

  • Cache McKinley, District Sales Manager at Nevro
  • Joslyn Udy, Sales Manager at Pinterest
  • Paige Sampson, Business Dev. Rep. at Adobe
  • Ashley DeLong, Business Dev. Rep. at Adobe
  • Eric Joss, Sales Engineer at Keyence
  • Sean Harris, Account Dev. Mgr. at Instructure
  • Thomas Rogers, Enterprise Acct. Dev. at Lucid

10/11 at 9:00 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

AIS Friday Workshop

Workshop/Training | Focused Friday

Come join us as we learn how to visualize data with Python!
Donuts will be provided.

10/11 at 9:00 am | George S. Eccles Business Building | More Info

Boot Camp: Reach Out - 9:30 Sessions

Workshop/Training | Focused Friday

BOOT CAMP: Reach Out

Three sessions (repeated at 8:30 and 11:30) designed to teach networking skills and ways to find your dream job or internship.

Aggie | Handshake (HH 370): Aggie | handshake is an online resource used by 400+ universities across the country for job and internship postings. This workshop will walk you through how to set up and complete your profile, strategize your job and internship search, connect with the right employers, and more.

LinkedIn (HH 260): LinkedIn has 575+ million users, with more than 260 million users logging in each month. This can seem daunting, however, if you're not utilizing LinkedIn in ways to help you get noticed by the employers and companies you're pursuing. Come to this workshop to learn how to network with alumni, build your personal brand, research your top companies, complete your profile, and more.

Informational Interviews (HH 360): An informational interview can be one of the most valuable sources for career exploration, preparation, and networking. It presents an opportunity for an intimate and flexible inside view of a job and company. Come to this workshop to learn best practices and strategies on everything from set up, execution, and follow up.

10/11 at 9:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/11 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/11 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/11 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/11 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Campus Escape Room

Fundraiser

Reserve Your Spot at: https://www.picktime.com/escape-room

Solve a haunted murder mystery, thwart a dangerous train robbery or save your kingdom by braving the treacheries of a wizard's lair. Adventure calls, how will you answer?

$6 per person or $5 per person in groups of 4-6
In the Utah State University AGRS building

10/11 at 10:00 am | Agricultural Science Building | More Info

Leadership Forum - Gail Bedke

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Focused Friday

As O.C. Tanner Company’s Vice President of Strategic Account Management, Gail Bedke leads OC Tanner’s effort to land high-value clients. Her expertise lies in analyzing and improving an organization’s culture-using strategic recognition as a tool to attract, engage and retain valuable employees.

10/11 at 10:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Boot Camp: Reach Out - 11:30 Sessions

Workshop/Training | Focused Friday

BOOT CAMP: Reach Out

Three sessions (repeated at 8:30 and 9:30) designed to teach networking skills and ways to find your dream job or internship.

Aggie | Handshake (HH 370): Aggie | handshake is an online resource used by 400+ universities across the country for job and internship postings. This workshop will walk you through how to set up and complete your profile, strategize your job and internship search, connect with the right employers, and more.

LinkedIn (HH 260): LinkedIn has 575+ million users, with more than 260 million users logging in each month. This can seem daunting, however, if you're not utilizing LinkedIn in ways to help you get noticed by the employers and companies you're pursuing. Come to this workshop to learn how to network with alumni, build your personal brand, research your top companies, complete your profile, and more.

Informational Interviews (HH 360): An informational interview can be one of the most valuable sources for career exploration, preparation, and networking. It presents an opportunity for an intimate and flexible inside view of a job and company. Come to this workshop to learn best practices and strategies on everything from set up, execution, and follow up.

10/11 at 11:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

MHR Internship Reports (Halliburton & ExxonMobile)

Conference/Seminar | Focused Friday

Second-year Master of Human Resource (MHR) students report on projects, work, and lessons learned from their summer internships. Presenters this week:

Jordan Clay - Halliburton (Houston, TX)
Dee Davis - ExxonMobile (Houston, TX)

10/11 at 12:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Applied Mathematics Seminar: Modeling micro-swimmers in a viscous fluid

Conference/Seminar

Speaker Info:
Ricardo Cortez, Pendergraft William Larkin Duren Professor, Mathematics Department, Tulane University.

Abstract:
Many interesting biological phenomena involve thin flexible filaments interacting with a fluid. Some examples are the motion of microorganisms through the actuation of flagella, the coordinated motion of cilia, and the swimming of spermatozoa. I will present computational models of microscopic filaments in a fluid based on the method of regularized Stokeslets, which is a technique for removing the singularity of fundamental solutions of certain partial differential equations. Examples will include simulations of sperm motility that shed light on the effect of asymmetry in the flagellar beat patterns and on interactions with a nearby surface, which are important in fertilization. Effects of elastic polymers immersed in the fluid are incorporated through a network of cross-linked nodes where each link is modeled by a simple viscoelastic element. If time allows, I will also present ongoing work with passive fibers in shear flows.

10/11 at 3:30 pm | Animal Science | More Info

13th Annual Fall Fury

Recreation

Join us for our Annual Fall Fury! We starting playing at 4:30, check-in at 4:00. It's a 6v6 Indoor Co-ed Tournament.

10/11, All Day | More Info

USU Community event

Student Activities

Come to this event! there will be workshops on parenting do's and don'ts, how to properly manage finances, dating, and family relationships. this will be a great opportunity to get to know marriage and family therapy faculty at USU and also learn a little more about how to help yourself.
This event will be hosted in the sorensen center for clinical excellence in the deans board room 209 on the second floor

10/11 at 5:00 pm | Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence | More Info

Traversing the Boundaries Lecture Series: Abigail Shupe

Arts/Entertainment

Abigail Shupe (assistant professor of music theory) – Dr. Abigail Shupe is assistant professor of music theory in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Colorado State University. Her research interests include the French Enlightenment, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and early theories of harmony, as well as issues of death and mortality in the music of George Crumb. She is an active presenter at conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Shupe’s work appears in Theoria, the journal of historical music theory, and in the edited volume, Singing Death (2017). Shupe is expanding her research into a monograph on death and the American landscape in Crumb’s music.

10/11 at 5:00 pm | Family Life Building | More Info

USU Symphony Orchestra: ¡España!

Arts/Entertainment

Join the USU Symphony Orchestra to celebrate Spain, featuring Spanish guest conductor Vicent Pelechano (11/25) as well as youth musicians from St. Thomas Aquinas, Sistema Utah, and the Mountain West String Academy. Enjoy this delightful event for the whole family! Music by Falla, Bizet, Giménez, and others.

10/11 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Science Unwrapped - Nutrition Science

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Science Unwrapped

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to Science Unwrapped, the public outreach program of Utah State University's College of Science. At 7 pm, enjoy a presentation by nutrition scientist Carrie Durward of USU's Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences. Following the talk, enjoy refreshments and hands-on, science learning activities. Admission is free. Learn more at our website: https://www.usu.edu/unwrapped/

10/11 at 7:00 pm | Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium | More Info

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Arts/Entertainment

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey—a journey over which he has no control, for he is a toy rabbit. He can neither move nor speak. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations. Through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again.

10/11 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre | More Info


Saturday, October 12

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/12, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Saturday Morning Nature Walk

Recreation | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the Swaner Preserve wetlands with a guide! You'll learn about the incredible wonders of wetlands, native plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. Depending upon the time of year, lucky hikers may see an abundance of birds, elk, or even nesting sandhill cranes!

10/12 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/12 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Community Art Day

Arts/Entertainment

We will be writing poetry and making zines inspired by the exhibition Haikus, Modernism, and Stanton McDonald-Wright. Featuring Taylor Fang, a Logan High School student and National Student Poet. The activity is free and open to the public and all ages are welcome. All materials will be provided.

10/12 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Outdoor Programs Gear Sale

Fundraiser

The Semi-Annual Gear Sale is back! Buy skis, snowboards, rafts, mountain bikes and MORE! Located at the Old ORP Shop (900 East 1000 North)

10/12 at 9:00 am | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/12 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Campus Escape Room

Fundraiser

Reserve Your Spot at: https://www.picktime.com/escape-room

Solve a haunted murder mystery, thwart a dangerous train robbery or save your kingdom by braving the treacheries of a wizard's lair. Adventure calls, how will you answer?

$6 per person or $5 per person in groups of 4-6
In the Utah State University AGRS building

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

Home Buyer Education

Workshop/Training

This workshop was developed to educate first-time homebuyers about the home purchasing process. This education will help them better understand each step in the process and gain confidence in their home buying decisions. This workshop and housing counseling is offered free of charge.

10/12, All Day | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/12 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/12 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/12 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Arts/Entertainment

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey—a journey over which he has no control, for he is a toy rabbit. He can neither move nor speak. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations. Through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again.

10/12 at 2:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre | More Info


Sunday, October 13

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/13, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

The Clothesline Project

Exhibition

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been killed. It is a powerful witness of the violence many live with. Shirts will be displayed across campus in various dining hubs throughout the entire month of October.

10/13, All Day | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/13 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Campus Escape Room

Fundraiser

Reserve Your Spot at: https://www.picktime.com/escape-room

Solve a haunted murder mystery, thwart a dangerous train robbery or save your kingdom by braving the treacheries of a wizard's lair. Adventure calls, how will you answer?

$6 per person or $5 per person in groups of 4-6
In the Utah State University AGRS building

10/13 at 10:00 am | Agricultural Science Building | More Info

Swaner's Craft Sunday

Arts/Entertainment | Home, Family, and Food

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

10/13 at 11:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Monday, October 14

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/14, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

National Dessert Day

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Celebrate National Dessert Day with USU Dining Services! Get 1/2 off brownies all day at the following dining locations: the Nook, the Hub, Quadside Cafe, the Quickstop, Beth's Bistro.

10/14 at 7:00 am | Utah State University | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/14 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Campus Escape Room

Fundraiser

Reserve Your Spot at: https://www.picktime.com/escape-room

Solve a haunted murder mystery, thwart a dangerous train robbery or save your kingdom by braving the treacheries of a wizard's lair. Adventure calls, how will you answer?

$6 per person or $5 per person in groups of 4-6
In the Utah State University AGRS building

10/14 at 10:00 am | Agricultural Science Building | More Info

Biological Engineering Seminar Series

Conference/Seminar

The BE Department's Seminar Series Speaker, Mr. Nephi Jones, Senior R&D Manager in Advanced Technology Research at Thermo Fisher Scientific will present: "Impacts of Biotechnology & Biological Engineering".

October 14th at 11:30 in ENGR 326

Come and hear Mr. Jones’s lecture on how bioprocessing tools are used to develop and manufacture next-generation medicines for treating and preventing disease. How single-use technologies are improving the speed, cost, and global access to such treatments!

A meet and greet with Mr. Jones will be held immediately following the seminar in ENGR 326.

The class with the most attendance for the semester will win lunch during finals week catered by the biological engineering department!!

10/14 at 11:30 am | Engineering Building | More Info

Faith Distress Support Group

Student Activities

This group is an opportunity to get together in a safe environment and learn from and support each other. Each week, we will discuss pertinent issues related to faith that create stress (e.g., having faith doubts or internal conflict with elements of your faith, clarifying your spiritual identity, stresses associated with faith transitions, finding a spiritual place of belonging, talking to those of different faiths, etc.). The topic is motivated by those who participate that day. The group is facilitated by Monique Frazier, a psychologist from USU Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).

10/14 at 1:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Geosciences Speaker Series: John Solum

Conference/Seminar

John Solum will present on Structural Geology.

10/14 at 3:30 pm | Geology building | More Info

Academic Senate

Meeting

The USUSA Academic Senate meets to discuss needs and concerns in each college.

10/14 at 4:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Public Forum During USUSA Academic Senate Meeting

Meeting

Take the opportunity to observe and present to the USUSA Academic Senate, comprised of each college senator and the Executive Vice President. As your representatives, they are eager to hear about your ideas and answer your questions.

Please contact admin.ususa@usu.edu by the Friday before to ensure time is set aside for you to present, discuss, and ask questions.

10/14 at 4:00 pm | More Info

Gayme Night

Social/Networking

Join oSTEM for a fun night of games, pizza, and friends. Bring your favorite board and card games and meet new people.

10/14 at 6:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Piano Area Concert

Arts/Entertainment

TBA

10/14 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Full Moon Hike

Recreation

Come see the beauty of Logan Canyon under the moon's light. Be sure to bring your hiking shoes, water bottle, headlamp, some snacks for the trail and warm clothes for the cooler nighttime temperatures

10/14 at 8:00 pm | More Info


Tuesday, October 15

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/15, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Second 7-week Session

Academic Calendar | Fall Semester

34 instruction days, 1 test day

From 10/15, All Day to 12/06, All Day | Utah State University | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/15 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/15 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/15 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/15 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/15 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Physics Department Colloquium: Charge Transport in Disordered Materials and the Dispersion Parameter

Conference/Seminar

Weekly seminar where specialists speak on topics related to their academic and/or professional careers in Physics.

At this week's Department of Physics colloquium (10/8), two students from the USU Material Physics Group, Zack Gibson and Megan Loveland, will be presenting on Charge Transport in Disordered Materials and the Dispersion Parameter.

10/15 at 3:00 pm | SER Building | More Info

IOGP Pizza & Politics - Shawn Teigan

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Help us welcome Shawn Teigan, the Vice President of the Utah Foundation as we discuss the current state and future policy of public education in Utah! On the docket: teacher pay, state investments, and outcomes. Did we mention there will be free pizza? Hope to see you all there!

10/15 at 4:00 pm | David B. Haight Center | More Info

Cornell University Masters of International Management Info Session

Information/Orientation

Join Cornell University Professor David Just for an information session on the CEMS Masters of International Management (MIM) Program at Cornell University. Students in this prestigious masters program earn a Cornell Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Applied Economics and Management from the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and the MIM from CEMS, recognized globally as a top business school designation.

10/15 at 4:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Evening with Industry

Social/Networking

Evening with Industry is a networking and dining session hosted by the USU Society of Women Engineers. Any students in an engineering or computer science major are welcome to attend! The event begins with a three-rotation networking session, where students will be able to interact with companies of their choosing, followed by a fourth open-question session. The dining portion of the night includes a three-course meal where students will be able to dine with a company of their choice. Note that registration for this event, as well as for specific companies to network and dine with, is on a first-come-first-serve basis. More information will be available as the event gets closer.

10/15 at 4:45 pm | More Info

Pi Sigma Alpha Political Trivia Contest

Arts/Entertainment

Pi Sigma Alpha of Political Science hosts a show-down of political trivia. Bring your team of 4, or join a team at the event, and show off your knowledge of U.S. politics and history. Prizes for winning teams! Sign in your team at 5:15 p..m., event starts at 5:30 p.m.

10/15 at 5:30 pm | Old Main | More Info

Lucid Info Session

Information/Orientation

Lucid is the parent company of two cloud-based visual productivity solutions: Lucidchart and Lucidpress. Lucidchart is the essential visual productivity platform that helps anyone understand and share ideas, information, and processes with clarity. Lucidpress is an intuitive brand templating platform that empowers anyone to easily create on-brand materials. Together, they are utilized in over 180 countries by more than 18 million users. Ninety-six percent of the Fortune 500 use Lucidchart, and customers include Google, GE, NBC Universal and Johnson & Johnson. Lucid's partners include industry leaders such as Google, Atlassian, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, and Microsoft. Since the Utah-based company's founding in 2010, it has received numerous awards for its business and workplace culture. For more information, visit lucid.com.

10/15 at 5:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

ASCE Club Meeting

Social/Networking

Join ASCE in ENGR 304 (unless otherwise specified) for social activities, service, professional development, and networking. We host professional guest speakers once a month and host a networking luncheon each spring in conjunction with the CEE Career Fair.

October:
8th- Homework & Chat
15th- Officer Elections
22nd- Pumpkin Painting
26th- ASME Pumpkin Toss:
11:00 am, Elk Ridge Park 1190 E 2500 N, Logan, UT 84381
29th- Professional Engineer Guest Speaker, TBD

10/15 at 6:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

BAP/Finance Club Professional Meeting

Meeting

Beta Alpha Psi is teaming up with the Finance Club and having four students come and share their experiences from internships, recruiting and their accounting experience in general. Dinner will be provided.

10/15 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

AIS Speaker Series

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Shellene MckKendrick is the Sales Operations Manager & Salesforce Administrator for Qualtrics. She will be speaking to the AIS Club as part of the AIS Speaker Series.

10/15 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Launching Businesses

Information/Orientation

Come hear about the entrepreneurship minor and opportunity quest. These can complement your major with a valuable minor.

10/15 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/15 at 6:30 pm | More Info

United States Air Force Academy Band: Rockies Clarinet Quartet

Arts/Entertainment

Established in 1999, The Rockies Clarinet Quartet presents the unique mixture of clarinet musical offerings of The United States Air Force Academy Band. Supporting community relations, recruiting, troop morale, and educational outreach missions, this well-honed ensemble embraces traditional clarinet trio literature, exciting new works, and an eclectic collection of arrangements originating from folk and popular styles. With "clarinetistry" at its finest, the quartet's winning mix of inspirational, sophisticated selections and quirky, comedic musical jests is sure to satisfy a wide array of audience members, young and old. As seen and heard from their public concerts to military functions across America, The Rockies Clarinet Quartet exemplifies the world-class musicianship of The United States Air Force Academy Band and the outstanding professionalism of the United States Air Force.

10/15 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Wednesday, October 16

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/16, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/16 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/16 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/16 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/16 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/16 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/16 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Allegis Financial Partners Info Session

Information/Orientation | Student Recruiting

Troy Matthews, from Allegis Financial Partners, will be here to discuss job opportunities for undergraduate students studying personal finance. Lunch will be provided. Please register using the link below.

10/16 at 11:30 am | George S. Eccles Business Building | More Info

Resume Workshop

Workshop/Training

Whether you need to start from scratch or need a tune-up. At this event, you will be able to see the different tips and ideas to enhance your resume from the earliest stage of your college career. No dress code, bring a friend and come join us to learn how to best utilize/create your resume.

10/16 at 12:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Building Successful Teaching Opportunities in Your College

Conference/Seminar

GrTS Series & ETE Seminar:
Teaching is a valuable, sought-after skill, but how do you get started? Together with the USU Empowering Teaching Excellence (ETE) program, this GrTS hosts a panel of recognized and awarded student teachers to discuss their teaching experiences, best tips, and how they were able to create their own teaching career.

10/16 at 1:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Biology Seminar: Novel Targets to Treat Pain, Tolerance, and Addiction

Conference/Seminar

Dr. Erin Bobeck is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology. For the Department of Biology Fall 2019 Seminar Series, Dr. Bobeck will present, "Novel Targets to Treat Pain, Tolerance, and Addiction."
To learn more about Dr. Bobeck's research and her lab, visit the Department of Biology website, http://www.biology.usu.edu/about/faculty/erin-bobeck.

10/16 at 1:30 pm | Life Sciences Building | More Info

Annual Olsen Lecture: Xiaoyang Zhu, Columbia University

Lecture/Readings

USU's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomes Dr. Xiaoyang Zhu, Howard Family Professor of Nanoscience at Columbia University, as featured speaker for the 2019-2020 Richard Olsen Lecture Series. Dr. Zhu presents "Ferroelectric Polarons, Belgian Waffles and Principles for 'Perfect' Semiconductors" at 4 pm in Room 046 of the Eccles Science Learning Center. All are welcome.

The Olsen Lecture Series was established by the late USU Emeritus Professor Richard Olsen, and his wife, LiVina Olsen, in 2006.

10/16 at 4:00 pm | Eccles Science Learning Center | More Info

Get Away Special General Team Meeting

Meeting

The Get Away Special Team is an undergraduate, extracurricular, small satellite research team within the Utah State University Department of Physics. This meeting is where sub-teams collaborate to ensure the success of projects such as a NASA CSLI-selectee CubeSat GASPACS and other small satellite research. All majors in any college are welcome to attend!

10/16 at 5:30 pm | SER Building | More Info

USU Concrete Canoe Club Meeting

Student Activities

The USU Concrete Canoe Club will be meeting at this time to discuss ideas and make plans for the construction of our 2019-20 concrete canoe for the Rocky Mountain Regional ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition in April 2020.
(Room location may vary depending on other events.) Beginning in October, we will meet Saturday mornings in the Concrete Lab in the Technology building for construction work.

10/16 at 5:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Utah Venture Capital Case Competition

Special Event

The Utah Venture Capital Case Competition gives students the opportunity to think and act like venture capitalists. Over 8 weeks, students will learn from experienced venture capitalists through 4 educational workshops and compete in teams of 2-4 people to find, analyze, and pitch investment opportunities. While only the top 5 teams will have the unique opportunity to pitch to our panel of esteemed VC judges, all participants are welcome to attend the educational workshops and network with students and venture capitalists along the way.

1st Place - $2,000 and Private Dinner with VC Judges
2nd Place - $1,000
3rd Place - $500

The Competition's Kick-off Event will be held on October 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Each event will be held at a different university across Utah, so sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on event happenings and logistics.

Mailing List: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJb2_AamC8REOAPjGb3zOhT1mXSR_n-IE4WkrLlkgQ56XlBA/viewform.

Go to https://ugrowthfund.com/vc-competition for more information about the competition.

10/16 at 6:00 pm | More Info

MAT Preparation with Kathy McConkie

Workshop/Training

For those of you interested in applying for select masters programs here at USU, one of the requirements is to take a Graduate Admissions Test. The Society for Human Resource Management has invited Kathy McConkie, MBA Associate Director and Advisor, to come and show us some tips and tricks on how to study for the MAT test. This is a great opportunity to help you get a great score on this test and move further in your professional career!

10/16 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/16 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Aggie Heroes

Special Event | Aggies Think, Care, Act

Each of us has our own story, a narrative that is deeply relevant to who we are. On Wednesday, October 16th, five Aggie's will share their own. Some stories may be inspirational; some may be deeply personal. Every story will foster an appreciation for our differences and similarities as Aggie's.
These are the stories of Aggie Heroes: Stories That Unite Us.

10/16 at 7:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info


Thursday, October 17

Escalante Backpack Trip

Recreation

Fall Break! We are heading down south for the long weekend to backpack in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. We will pack everything we need on our backs and hike through amazing desert canyons and mesas. We are always hoping for sunshine and warmer weather, but everyone should be prepared for variable fall weather and moderate to strenuous physical activity with backpacks. Trip cost includes backpack, food, transportation, and shared group equipment.

10/17 at 12:00 am | More Info

Moab Mountain Biking

Recreation

Fall Break! We are heading down south near Moab to the long weekend mountain biking. During the day, we will pedal some of the world class red rock trails around Moab. At night, we will join up with other OP trip participants at the the campground and enjoy the evenings by the fire. Participants must be prepared for moderate to strenuous physical activity and know how to ride a bike. Previous trail riding experience is recommended. Trip cost includes: food, transportation, campground fees, and student leadership. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mountain bike(in good working condition) or rent an OP bike for an additional fee($25 full suspension, $20 hard tail). Cost: $130.00 $110.00 if registered before September 23rd (discounted applied at the time of payment) $120.00 if registered before October 7th (discounted applied at the time of payment) $130.00 after October 7th

10/17 at 12:00 am | More Info

Moab Climbing, Hiking & Yoga

Recreation

Fall Break! We are heading down south near Moab to spend a long weekend rock climbing and hiking the in the Moab area. At night we will relax at the campground and enjoy the evenings by the fire. In the mornings, we will greet the desert sun with a yoga practice accessible to all levels. Trip cost includes: food, transportation, campground fees, activity specific equipment, and student leadership. Pre-Trip Meeting: TuesdayOctober 15th 7:00pm @OP Shop

10/17 at 12:00 am | More Info

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/17, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/17 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/17 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/17 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/17 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/17 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/17 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Lunch with Latinx Leaders Featuring Joseph Banks

Cultural/Diversity

The Latinx Cultural Center (LCC) presents a series of bring-your-own-lunch events once a month that are designed to let the USU community get to know their Latinx faculty, administrators, students, and staff in a substantive way. This month, we invite you to come listen to the Assistant Director of Career Services, Joseph Banks! Mr. Banks' presentation: Leveraging the Knowledge, Customs, and Perspectives Provided By Your Unique Heritage, will cover the importance of making lasting connections while in college, for careers as well as social lives. On top of that, Joseph will talk about how to network effectively to enhance your employability and help launch your career, while associating with those who value diversity and are strong proponents of multicultural input. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided for all.

10/17 at 12:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Colloquium Series Hannah Lewis

Conference/Seminar

IMPLEMENTATION AND EFFECTS OF UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ALGEBRA GROWTH MINDSET STRUCTURED ASSESSMENTS IN LARGE LECTURES
Abstract:
Recent scientific evidence shows the incredible potential of the brain to grow and change. Students with a growth mindset view errors and obstacles as opportunities for growth. These students welcome challenges and the opportunity to learn from their mistakes. Although some university instructors are incorporating growth mindset into their lectures, attitudes, and exams in small classes, the traditional exam method used in large lecture undergraduate mathematics classrooms follows a fixed mindset model. The growth mindset structured assessments developed for this study incorporate a testing center portion (matching, short answer, fill in the blank and free response) with structured rework opportunities, a written portion with peer reviews, and a group portion.

10/17 at 3:30 pm | Animal Science | More Info

Engineering Council

Meeting

Weekly Council planning meeting for the Engineering Council. Open to all students who want to be engaged with the College of Engineering.

10/17 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Votes for Women Walkabout with Star Coulbrooke

Arts/Entertainment | Year of the Woman

Walkabout will be conducted by Star Coulbrooke, Logan City Poet Laureate Emerita.

Meet at the Gasebo near the parking lot south of 100 South, between Main and 100 East.
Bring writing supplies; dress for the weather.

10/17 at 5:30 pm | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/17 at 6:30 pm | More Info

USUSA Latin Dance

Cultural/Diversity

Come learn how to Latin dance! First hour teaching, second hour practice and free dance! We teach bachata, merengue, cumbia, and salsa.

10/17 at 8:00 pm | HPER Building | More Info


Friday, October 18

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/18, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Escalante Backpack Trip

Recreation

Fall Break! We are heading down south for the long weekend to backpack in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. We will pack everything we need on our backs and hike through amazing desert canyons and mesas. We are always hoping for sunshine and warmer weather, but everyone should be prepared for variable fall weather and moderate to strenuous physical activity with backpacks. Trip cost includes backpack, food, transportation, and shared group equipment.

10/18 at 12:00 am | More Info

Moab Mountain Biking

Recreation

Fall Break! We are heading down south near Moab to the long weekend mountain biking. During the day, we will pedal some of the world class red rock trails around Moab. At night, we will join up with other OP trip participants at the the campground and enjoy the evenings by the fire. Participants must be prepared for moderate to strenuous physical activity and know how to ride a bike. Previous trail riding experience is recommended. Trip cost includes: food, transportation, campground fees, and student leadership. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mountain bike(in good working condition) or rent an OP bike for an additional fee($25 full suspension, $20 hard tail). Cost: $130.00 $110.00 if registered before September 23rd (discounted applied at the time of payment) $120.00 if registered before October 7th (discounted applied at the time of payment) $130.00 after October 7th

10/18 at 12:00 am | More Info

Moab Climbing, Hiking & Yoga

Recreation

Fall Break! We are heading down south near Moab to spend a long weekend rock climbing and hiking the in the Moab area. At night we will relax at the campground and enjoy the evenings by the fire. In the mornings, we will greet the desert sun with a yoga practice accessible to all levels. Trip cost includes: food, transportation, campground fees, activity specific equipment, and student leadership. Pre-Trip Meeting: TuesdayOctober 15th 7:00pm @OP Shop

10/18 at 12:00 am | More Info

Fall Break

Academic Calendar | Fall Semester

No classes.

10/18, All Day | Utah State University | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/18 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/18 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/18 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/18 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/18 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/18 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info


Saturday, October 19

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/19, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Escalante Backpack Trip

Recreation

Fall Break! We are heading down south for the long weekend to backpack in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. We will pack everything we need on our backs and hike through amazing desert canyons and mesas. We are always hoping for sunshine and warmer weather, but everyone should be prepared for variable fall weather and moderate to strenuous physical activity with backpacks. Trip cost includes backpack, food, transportation, and shared group equipment.

10/19 at 12:00 am | More Info

Moab Mountain Biking

Recreation

Fall Break! We are heading down south near Moab to the long weekend mountain biking. During the day, we will pedal some of the world class red rock trails around Moab. At night, we will join up with other OP trip participants at the the campground and enjoy the evenings by the fire. Participants must be prepared for moderate to strenuous physical activity and know how to ride a bike. Previous trail riding experience is recommended. Trip cost includes: food, transportation, campground fees, and student leadership. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mountain bike(in good working condition) or rent an OP bike for an additional fee($25 full suspension, $20 hard tail). Cost: $130.00 $110.00 if registered before September 23rd (discounted applied at the time of payment) $120.00 if registered before October 7th (discounted applied at the time of payment) $130.00 after October 7th

10/19 at 12:00 am | More Info

Moab Climbing, Hiking & Yoga

Recreation

Fall Break! We are heading down south near Moab to spend a long weekend rock climbing and hiking the in the Moab area. At night we will relax at the campground and enjoy the evenings by the fire. In the mornings, we will greet the desert sun with a yoga practice accessible to all levels. Trip cost includes: food, transportation, campground fees, activity specific equipment, and student leadership. Pre-Trip Meeting: TuesdayOctober 15th 7:00pm @OP Shop

10/19 at 12:00 am | More Info

The Clothesline Project

Exhibition

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been killed. It is a powerful witness of the violence many live with. Shirts will be displayed across campus in various dining hubs throughout the entire month of October.

10/19, All Day | More Info

Saturday Morning Nature Walk

Recreation | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the Swaner Preserve wetlands with a guide! You'll learn about the incredible wonders of wetlands, native plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. Depending upon the time of year, lucky hikers may see an abundance of birds, elk, or even nesting sandhill cranes!

10/19 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/19 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/19 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/19 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/19 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/19 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info


Sunday, October 20

Escalante Backpack Trip

Recreation

Fall Break! We are heading down south for the long weekend to backpack in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. We will pack everything we need on our backs and hike through amazing desert canyons and mesas. We are always hoping for sunshine and warmer weather, but everyone should be prepared for variable fall weather and moderate to strenuous physical activity with backpacks. Trip cost includes backpack, food, transportation, and shared group equipment.

10/20 at 12:00 am | More Info

Moab Mountain Biking

Recreation

Fall Break! We are heading down south near Moab to the long weekend mountain biking. During the day, we will pedal some of the world class red rock trails around Moab. At night, we will join up with other OP trip participants at the the campground and enjoy the evenings by the fire. Participants must be prepared for moderate to strenuous physical activity and know how to ride a bike. Previous trail riding experience is recommended. Trip cost includes: food, transportation, campground fees, and student leadership. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mountain bike(in good working condition) or rent an OP bike for an additional fee($25 full suspension, $20 hard tail). Cost: $130.00 $110.00 if registered before September 23rd (discounted applied at the time of payment) $120.00 if registered before October 7th (discounted applied at the time of payment) $130.00 after October 7th

10/20 at 12:00 am | More Info

Moab Climbing, Hiking & Yoga

Recreation

Fall Break! We are heading down south near Moab to spend a long weekend rock climbing and hiking the in the Moab area. At night we will relax at the campground and enjoy the evenings by the fire. In the mornings, we will greet the desert sun with a yoga practice accessible to all levels. Trip cost includes: food, transportation, campground fees, activity specific equipment, and student leadership. Pre-Trip Meeting: TuesdayOctober 15th 7:00pm @OP Shop

10/20 at 12:00 am | More Info

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/20, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/20 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Swaner's Craft Sunday

Arts/Entertainment | Home, Family, and Food

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

10/20 at 11:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Monday, October 21

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/21, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Celebrate National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day with USU Dining Services! Get $1 slices of pumpkin cheesecake at Luke's Cafe on the Quad all day!

10/21 at 7:00 am | Agricultural Science Building | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/21 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Little Naturalist

Lecture/Readings | Home, Family, and Food

Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and exploring nature. Join us twice a month, October through May, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to read a specially selected nature-themed book, explore the natural world, and complete a craft. Some favorites include snowshoeing on the Preserve, interacting with live reptiles and amphibians, upcycling old materials into holiday decorations, and much more!

Cost is $2.00 per youth participant, or buy a $15.00 punch card good f or 10 programs.

10/21 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Faith Distress Support Group

Student Activities

This group is an opportunity to get together in a safe environment and learn from and support each other. Each week, we will discuss pertinent issues related to faith that create stress (e.g., having faith doubts or internal conflict with elements of your faith, clarifying your spiritual identity, stresses associated with faith transitions, finding a spiritual place of belonging, talking to those of different faiths, etc.). The topic is motivated by those who participate that day. The group is facilitated by Monique Frazier, a psychologist from USU Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).

10/21 at 1:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Geosciences Speaker Series: Patricia Persaud

Conference/Seminar

Patricia Persaud will present on SSAF/Geophysics.

10/21 at 3:30 pm | Geology building | More Info

Academic Senate

Meeting

The USUSA Academic Senate meets to discuss needs and concerns in each college.

10/21 at 4:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Public Forum During USUSA Academic Senate Meeting

Meeting

Take the opportunity to observe and present to the USUSA Academic Senate, comprised of each college senator and the Executive Vice President. As your representatives, they are eager to hear about your ideas and answer your questions.

Please contact admin.ususa@usu.edu by the Friday before to ensure time is set aside for you to present, discuss, and ask questions.

10/21 at 4:00 pm | More Info


Tuesday, October 22

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/22, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/22 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/22 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/22 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/22 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/22 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Woodgrain Info Session and Interviews

Information/Orientation | Student Recruiting

For undergraduate students pursuing a career in human resources. Please register using the link below.

10/22 at 1:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Physics Department Colloquium: Charge Transport in Disordered Materials and the Dispersion Parameter

Conference/Seminar

Weekly seminar where specialists speak on topics related to their academic and/or professional careers in Physics.

At this week's Department of Physics colloquium (10/8), two students from the USU Material Physics Group, Zack Gibson and Megan Loveland, will be presenting on Charge Transport in Disordered Materials and the Dispersion Parameter.

10/22 at 3:00 pm | SER Building | More Info

Apples to Apples Tournament

Social/Networking | Student Recruiting

The inaugural Apples to Apples Tournament is a fast moving, exciting competition where students compete to win AMAZING prizes. Treats will be provided. Register here as space is limited.

Sponsored by the Master of Human Resources program. Come network with our current MHR students.

10/22 at 4:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Tutor Center Workshop: Microsoft Excel

Workshop/Training

The engineering Tutor Center is sponsoring a workshop on the data analysis tools found in Excel. The material emphasizes using PivotTables and PivotCharts to develop dynamic analyses, table formatting, and most useful spreadsheet functions. Students will be provided some sample worksheet problems for experience during the workshop.

10/22 at 5:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

SEED and OUR Presentation

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Come learn how to perfect your business skills while serving in underdeveloped nations.

10/22 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

ASCE Club Meeting

Social/Networking

Join ASCE in ENGR 304 (unless otherwise specified) for social activities, service, professional development, and networking. We host professional guest speakers once a month and host a networking luncheon each spring in conjunction with the CEE Career Fair.

October:
8th- Homework & Chat
15th- Officer Elections
22nd- Pumpkin Painting
26th- ASME Pumpkin Toss:
11:00 am, Elk Ridge Park 1190 E 2500 N, Logan, UT 84381
29th- Professional Engineer Guest Speaker, TBD

10/22 at 6:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Budgeting Do's and Don't

Information/Orientation

Dealing with finances can be stressful and can cause a great amount of anxiety. Don't let it bother you! Come to a free 30min presentation on budgeting basics and tips and the ARC. Refreshments will be provided.

10/22 at 6:30 pm | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/22 at 6:30 pm | More Info


Wednesday, October 23

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/23, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Biology Seminar: Advancing and Interdisciplinary Framework for Seed Dispersal Ecology

Conference/Seminar

Dr. Noelle Beckman is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology. For the Department of Biology Fall 2019 Seminar Series, Dr. Beckman will present, "Advancing and Interdisciplinary Framework for Seed Dispersal Ecology."
To learn more about Dr. Beckman's research and her lab, visit the Department of Biology website, http://www.biology.usu.edu/about/faculty/noelle-beckman

10/23 at 1:30 am | Life Sciences Building | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/23 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/23 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

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

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/23 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/23 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/23 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Lunch for a Bunch

Breakfast/Luncheon/Dinner

Head over to the Institute for some food between your classes! Everyone welcome, so come meet new friends! Lunch will be served in the gym from 11:15 until it's gone.

10/23 at 11:15 am | LDS Institute | More Info

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Lecture/Readings | Year of the Woman

Ecologist and essayist, Robin Wall Kimmerer, reading at 1:30 on October 23 in the Library, Room 101. The USU Ecology Center is hosting her talk at 4pm in LSB 133 that same day. UHC Sponsored

10/23 at 1:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Utah's Proving Ground: Aesthetics, Environment and Politics at Dugway Proving Ground

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The panel will be comprised of environmental photographer David Maisel; author, Terry Tempest Williams; Mark Brunson, an environmental ecologist at USU; and Vincent Liddiard, chief of staff at Dugway Proving Ground. It will be moderated by Matthew LaPlante, USU journalism professor and reporter.
Discussion topics include environmental photography, historical and contemporary geopolitics, environmental ecology and military testing in the West.
A reception will follow at the Art Museum along with a book signing for David Maisel and Terry Tempest Williams.

10/23 at 5:15 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Get Away Special General Team Meeting

Meeting

The Get Away Special Team is an undergraduate, extracurricular, small satellite research team within the Utah State University Department of Physics. This meeting is where sub-teams collaborate to ensure the success of projects such as a NASA CSLI-selectee CubeSat GASPACS and other small satellite research. All majors in any college are welcome to attend!

10/23 at 5:30 pm | SER Building | More Info

USU Concrete Canoe Club Meeting

Student Activities

The USU Concrete Canoe Club will be meeting at this time to discuss ideas and make plans for the construction of our 2019-20 concrete canoe for the Rocky Mountain Regional ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition in April 2020.
(Room location may vary depending on other events.) Beginning in October, we will meet Saturday mornings in the Concrete Lab in the Technology building for construction work.

10/23 at 5:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/23 at 6:30 pm | More Info

IMA Professional Meeting

Meeting

Darren Benson, Partner at Strata will be speaking.

10/23 at 7:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

ReelRock Film Tour

Recreation

ReelRock climbing film tour. Tickets available at the door.

10/23 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Auditorium | More Info

Jazz Combos

Arts/Entertainment

Four--count 'em!--FOUR jazz combos will perform a rip snorting, thigh-slapping, toe-tapping, head-bobbing program of infectious ear worms for your listening and shimmying pleasure. With nods to Count Basie's Kansas City Seven, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Max Matzen's Corn Guzzlers and more, this is a gig you will dig.

10/23 at 7:30 pm | More Info


Thursday, October 24

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/24, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/24 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/24 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/24 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/24 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/24 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/24 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

CHaSS Alumni Series: Bob Fawson, with international data services company Dynata

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The Alumni Lunch Series, designed to allow CHaSS students to meet and interact with alumni in a multitude of fields, hosts Bob Fawson. He oversees global clients for Dynata, a company that specializes in data services for market research, consulting and investment firms and corporate customers worldwide.
Lunch provided.

10/24 at 11:45 am | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Cultural Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series

Cultural/Diversity

Join us for the Cultural Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series! Bring a lunch and enjoy the presentation on “Teaching #BlackLivesMatter in the Classroom: Exploring the Racial Pedagogical Decision Making of K-12 Teachers” by Dr. Ryan Knowles and Dr. Andrea Hawkman. The presentation will be located in EDUC 330D. To join remotely, please contact Lauren Shanley at lauren.shanley@usu.edu.

10/24 at 12:00 pm | Education Building | More Info

Making Friends with your Textbook

Workshop/Training

Learn some techniques to getting what you need out of your textbooks.

10/24 at 1:30 pm | Education Building | More Info

MarketStar Speed Selling Competition

Social/Networking | Competitions

The MarketStar Speed Selling Competition is a fast-moving, exciting competition where students create a one-minute sales pitch about themselves, highlighting the reasons they would be a great hire for MarketStar. Students will have several opportunities to deliver their pitch to MarketStar professionals and receive feedback. Winners will be announced at the end of the competition.

10/24 at 5:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Engineering Council

Meeting

Weekly Council planning meeting for the Engineering Council. Open to all students who want to be engaged with the College of Engineering.

10/24 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Deloitte Fall Social

Social/Networking

Come learn about opportunities at Deloitte.

10/24 at 6:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/24 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Poets Nancy Takacs & Jan Minich

Lecture/Readings | Year of the Woman

UH Book Festival
Hosted by Helicon West at the Logan Library.

10/24 at 7:00 pm | More Info

USU Eastern: Fall Sing Concert

Arts/Entertainment

Visit the USU Eastern campus for their Fall Sing Concert.

10/24 at 7:30 pm | More Info

USUSA Latin Dance

Cultural/Diversity

Come learn how to Latin dance! First hour teaching, second hour practice and free dance! We teach bachata, merengue, cumbia, and salsa.

10/24 at 8:00 pm | HPER Building | More Info


Friday, October 25

Huntsman School Opportunity Scholarship Application Deadline

Date/Deadline

Opportunity Scholarships assist with the cost of participating in Huntsman School programs and opportunities. Awards are offered on a semester-to-semester, and case-by-case basis.

Apply online at: https://huntsman.usu.edu/current-students/undergraduate/scholarships-tuition/opportunities

10/25 at 12:00 am | More Info

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/25, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Accounting Career Trip

Social/Networking | Career Exploration Trips

Visit 3-4 accounting firms along the Wasatch Front. Learn about accounting career opportunities and network with alumni. Lunch and transportation are provided. More details to come.

The deadline to register for this trip is October 18th.
Register at the link below.

10/25, All Day | More Info

The Clothesline Project

Exhibition

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been killed. It is a powerful witness of the violence many live with. Shirts will be displayed across campus in various dining hubs throughout the entire month of October.

10/25, All Day | More Info

MarketStar Sales Champion Competition

Social/Networking | Competitions

Sponsored by Marketstar and Pinterest, the Sales Champion Competition brings together digital advertising, technology, marketing, and professional sales skills into one incredible multi-university event. Teams of 4 students each will be given a marketing case to present Pinterest as a marketing tool. Using real-world metrics, they will create a visual aid to support their sales presentation that they will give to real-world Pinterest and Marketstar employees. This excellent event is a great opportunity for students to showcase their multiple talents, all while rubbing shoulders with Pinterest and Marketstar professionals.

10/25 at 8:00 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

SEA Fall Development Seminar featuring Dr. Matthew Wappett

Workshop/Training

"Why so Serious? How the Science of Laughter May Save Your Life" will be the topic for the SEA Fall Development Seminar featuring Dr. Matthew Wappett, Director of the Center for Persons with Disabilities and a renowned laughter expert.

10/25 at 9:00 am | TSC, Auditorium | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/25 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/25 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/25 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/25 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/25 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/25 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Leadership Forum - Ben Kaufmann

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Focused Friday

Ben Kaufmann sets the strategic financial vision for MarketStar and directs their finance, accounting, and legal teams. Ben has deep experience in and a passion for the technology industry and in it’s capacity to unlock economic value by aggregating human intelligence to solve intractable problems.

10/25 at 10:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

National Greasy Food Day

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Celebrate National Greasy Food Day with USU Dining Services! Get $1 side of fries all day at Scotsmans Corner in the HUB!

10/25 at 11:00 am | TSC, HUB | More Info

Religion in Life Devotional - Elder Brook P. Hales

Conference/Seminar

Come to a devotional with Elder Brook P. Hales, a general authority Seventy for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Hales was called to serve as a general authority on May 17, 2018, and has previously served as assistant secretary to the First Presidency.

Treats will be served after the devotional!

Sponsored by the LDSSA club.

10/25 at 11:30 am | LDS Institute | More Info

MHR Internship Reports (IMI & PepsiCo)

Conference/Seminar | Focused Friday

Second-year Master of Human Resource (MHR) students report on projects, work, and lessons learned from their summer internships. Presenters this week:

Kate Tracy - IMI CCI (Los Angeles, CA)
Joshua Read - PepsiCo (Phoenix, AZ)

10/25 at 12:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Scream Fling - Halloween Dance

Special Event

Bring your friends to the Halloween dance at the Logan Institute! There will be a costume competition for best couple, best group, cosplay, and funniest costumes. Just remember no masks! Snacks and treats will be served.

Sponsored by the LDSSA club.

10/25 at 7:00 pm | LDS Institute | More Info

USU Symphony Orchestra: ¡España!

Arts/Entertainment

Join the USU Symphony Orchestra to celebrate Spain, featuring Spanish guest conductor Vicent Pelechano (11/25) as well as youth musicians from St. Thomas Aquinas, Sistema Utah, and the Mountain West String Academy. Enjoy this delightful event for the whole family! Music by Falla, Bizet, Giménez, and others.

10/25 at 7:30 pm | More Info

The Howl 2019

Special Event

USU's annual Halloween party, which is held on the Friday closest to Halloween during the fall semester in the month of October. This event is open to students and the public and attendees must be at least 18 years old. For more info on the Howl follow the link below. Tickets coming soon.

From 10/25 at 8:00 pm to 10/26 at 1:00 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info


Saturday, October 26

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/26, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Saturday Morning Nature Walk

Recreation | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the Swaner Preserve wetlands with a guide! You'll learn about the incredible wonders of wetlands, native plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. Depending upon the time of year, lucky hikers may see an abundance of birds, elk, or even nesting sandhill cranes!

10/26 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/26 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Auto/Biography Writers' Workshop presented by the Mountain West Center

Workshop/Training

The Mountain West Center and Evans Biography Awards present a Writers' Workshop for auto/biography. This workshop is for novice biographers, seasoned family historians, and experienced writers. Participants will attend a keynote address by Dr. Patrick Mason and can choose two of the four workshops offered. Lunch and materials will be provided.

Space is limited so register early by going to www.mountainwest.usu.edu or emailing mwc@usu.edu

10/26 at 9:00 am | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/26 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/26 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/26 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/26 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Aggie Spook-n-Swim

Sports

USU’s Swim and Dive Club will be hosting a swim meet on the 26th. We will be competing against Weber State and Idaho State. What makes this meet cool is that we have opened up meet registration to all USU students as well! If you, a student, are interested in seeing how you stack up against College Club swimmers, send an email and we can give you more information!

10/26 at 1:00 pm | HPER Building | More Info

Battle for Mental Health

Fundraiser

Local battle-of-the-bands to support the mental health non-profit 'Day One.' Featuring bands: Big Sis, Good Call, Open Door Policy, Summer Bloom, and The Sinks.

Come dressed for the Halloween costume contest and bid on silent auction items!

10/26 at 4:00 pm | More Info


Sunday, October 27

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/27, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/27 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Swaner's Craft Sunday

Arts/Entertainment | Home, Family, and Food

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

10/27 at 11:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Monday, October 28

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/28, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

National Chocolate Day

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Celebrate National Chocolate Day with USU Dining Services! Get $1 chocolate candy bars at Shaw's Kitchen, the Nook and The Quickstop!

10/28 at 7:00 am | Utah State University | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/28 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Faith Distress Support Group

Student Activities

This group is an opportunity to get together in a safe environment and learn from and support each other. Each week, we will discuss pertinent issues related to faith that create stress (e.g., having faith doubts or internal conflict with elements of your faith, clarifying your spiritual identity, stresses associated with faith transitions, finding a spiritual place of belonging, talking to those of different faiths, etc.). The topic is motivated by those who participate that day. The group is facilitated by Monique Frazier, a psychologist from USU Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).

10/28 at 1:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Geosciences Speaker Series: Kendra Murray

Conference/Seminar

Kendra Murray will present on LoT Thermochron.

10/28 at 3:30 pm | Geology building | More Info

Academic Senate

Meeting

The USUSA Academic Senate meets to discuss needs and concerns in each college.

10/28 at 4:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Public Forum During USUSA Academic Senate Meeting

Meeting

Take the opportunity to observe and present to the USUSA Academic Senate, comprised of each college senator and the Executive Vice President. As your representatives, they are eager to hear about your ideas and answer your questions.

Please contact admin.ususa@usu.edu by the Friday before to ensure time is set aside for you to present, discuss, and ask questions.

10/28 at 4:00 pm | More Info

Guitar Ensembles

Arts/Entertainment

For close to 40 years, the USU Guitar Ensembles have presented concerts every semester spanning a wide range of musical styles including classical, bluegrass, world music, jazz, rock and more. Join us on Oct. 28 for an evening of eclectic music written and arranged for the most popular instrument in the world.

10/28 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Tuesday, October 29

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/29, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/29 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/29 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/29 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/29 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/29 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Physics Department Colloquium: Charge Transport in Disordered Materials and the Dispersion Parameter

Conference/Seminar

Weekly seminar where specialists speak on topics related to their academic and/or professional careers in Physics.

At this week's Department of Physics colloquium (10/8), two students from the USU Material Physics Group, Zack Gibson and Megan Loveland, will be presenting on Charge Transport in Disordered Materials and the Dispersion Parameter.

10/29 at 3:00 pm | SER Building | More Info

Pizza & Pitch + $100 Start-up

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Come pitch your business and compete to win money and prizes for your business!

10/29 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

ASCE Club Meeting

Social/Networking

Join ASCE in ENGR 304 (unless otherwise specified) for social activities, service, professional development, and networking. We host professional guest speakers once a month and host a networking luncheon each spring in conjunction with the CEE Career Fair.

October:
8th- Homework & Chat
15th- Officer Elections
22nd- Pumpkin Painting
26th- ASME Pumpkin Toss:
11:00 am, Elk Ridge Park 1190 E 2500 N, Logan, UT 84381
29th- Professional Engineer Guest Speaker, TBD

10/29 at 6:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/29 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Jazz Kicks

Arts/Entertainment

Celebrate fall with the Jazz Kicks!

10/29 at 7:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Wednesday, October 30

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/30, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Inclusive Excellence Symposium

Conference/Seminar

Utah State University is committed to creating an inclusive learning and working environment where everyone feels they belong. President Cockett offers an annual Inclusive Excellence Symposium to give the campus community an opportunity to learn more about how each of us can cultivate inclusion. It will include presentations and trainings specific to faculty as well as front-line staff, administrators, and students.

10/30, All Day | Eccles Conference Center | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/30 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/30 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

AMSA Blood Drive

Special Event

Take action in this years blood battle between USU and BYU by setting aside time to donate blood through the AMSA sponsered Blood Drive!

10/30, All Day | TSC, International Lounge | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/30 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/30 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/30 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/30 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Biology Seminar: Combining Evolution and Ecology in an Era of Global Change

Conference/Seminar

Dr. Will Pearse is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology. For the Department of Biology Fall 2019 Seminar Series, Dr. Pearse will present, "Combining Evolution and Ecology in an Era of Global Change."
To learn more about Dr. Pearse's research and his lab, visit the Department of Biology website, http://www.biology.usu.edu/about/faculty/will-pearse

10/30 at 1:30 pm | Life Sciences Building | More Info

USU Coming to You

Information/Orientation

Come and learn about admissions, scholarships, activities,
student life, eat Aggie Ice Cream and more!
USU representatives will be there to answer your questions.

Be sure to bring an official copy of your high school transcript and your ACT/SAT scores.

Academic scholarships will be awarded on the spot to qualified students who complete an online
application BEFORE attending the open house.

10/30 at 5:00 pm | More Info

Get Away Special General Team Meeting

Meeting

The Get Away Special Team is an undergraduate, extracurricular, small satellite research team within the Utah State University Department of Physics. This meeting is where sub-teams collaborate to ensure the success of projects such as a NASA CSLI-selectee CubeSat GASPACS and other small satellite research. All majors in any college are welcome to attend!

10/30 at 5:30 pm | SER Building | More Info

USU Concrete Canoe Club Meeting

Student Activities

The USU Concrete Canoe Club will be meeting at this time to discuss ideas and make plans for the construction of our 2019-20 concrete canoe for the Rocky Mountain Regional ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition in April 2020.
(Room location may vary depending on other events.) Beginning in October, we will meet Saturday mornings in the Concrete Lab in the Technology building for construction work.

10/30 at 5:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/30 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Halloween at the HPER

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Dress to impress
Halloween Games and Prizes
Haunted Canoe Rides

10/30 at 7:30 pm | HPER Building | More Info

Halloween at the HPER

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Come celebrate Halloween! Dress up, play games, win prizes, trick or treat, and take a ride down the river of styx if you dare! Call the HPER Service Desk if you have any questions, (435) 797-1785.

10/30 at 7:30 pm | HPER Building | More Info


Thursday, October 31

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/31, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Lake Powell Kayaking

Recreation

We are heading down south to the amazing red rock and blue waters of Lake Powell to explore some of its many side canyons in sea kayaks. We will pack our kayaks with our gear and spend two nights camping on the lake. Participants must be able to swim and comfortable in open water. Trip cost includes transportation, kayak and group equipment, and student leadership.

10/31 at 12:00 am | More Info

The Clothesline Project

Exhibition

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been killed. It is a powerful witness of the violence many live with. Shirts will be displayed across campus in various dining hubs throughout the entire month of October.

10/31, All Day | More Info

Mary Claire Becker & Amanda Lee Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Marie Claire Becker’s research explores the fetishization of landscape as “other” in industrialized cultures, particularly in the United States, through artworks that rearrange and re-contextualize human-made depictions of Nature. In her work, botanical designs rooted in the domestic are exaggerated to the point of parody verging on oversaturated kitsch. By highlighting visions of Nature that are embedded in American culture, she aims to emphasize their artificiality. Her work investigates and responds to man-made nature as a way to further understand her ecological identity and her responsibility as a post-digital human.

10/31 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

10/31 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

10/31 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

10/31 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

10/31 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

10/31 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Retail Dining Day

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Celebrate and learn more about retail locations on campus from USU Dining Services! Get free samples from different locations, meet retail supervisors and learn how to get good deals on food all around campus. Join us at Beth's Bistro from 10 am - 11:30 am.

10/31 at 10:00 am | Utah State University | More Info

Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Eric Morales

Lecture/Readings

Bring your sack lunch and come listen to Dr. Morales, postdoc in folklore at USU, talk about Latino Folk Religions, Memorates, and the Mexican Day of the Dead! Cookies, Coffee, tea, and water will be provided.

10/31 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Engineering Council

Meeting

Weekly Council planning meeting for the Engineering Council. Open to all students who want to be engaged with the College of Engineering.

10/31 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

10/31 at 6:30 pm | More Info

USUSA Latin Dance

Cultural/Diversity

Come learn how to Latin dance! First hour teaching, second hour practice and free dance! We teach bachata, merengue, cumbia, and salsa.

10/31 at 8:00 pm | HPER Building | More Info




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