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Thursday, March 7

Helicon West Open Mic featuring Chadd VanZanten

Arts/Entertainment

Featuring Chadd VanZanten: Helicon West is an open-mic reading/featured readers series for local poets and writers. Anyone is invited to sign up and read up to seven minutes of their original work. Readings are free, open to the public, and uncensored. Free Caffe Ibis coffee will be available. Location: Logan Library, Bridger Room, 255 N. Main, Logan.

3/07 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Lecture: Building the Rails, Part 1 -- Engineering and Construction

Lecture/Readings

Daren Dance will present a lecture as part of the statewide celebration of the 150th Golden Spike Anniversary. The lecture will be held at USU-Brigham City Auditorium and will be streamed live to USU campuses across the state and on AggieCast at aggiecast.usu.edu.

3/07 at 7:00 pm | More Info


Monday, March 18

Cache Valley Language Fair helps students practice their target language

Cultural/Diversity

The Cache Valley Language Fair provides an opportunity for high school students across the valley to practice their speaking skills. Approximately 1,000 students studying Spanish, French, German, and Chinese, will be asking questions in their target language, prepared by their teachers to help them practice their skills. Come interact with these students by stopping by the check-in tables (just outside the entrance to the Grand Ballroom in the TSC) to receive a sticker indicating that you speak one of the four languages. Interact with high school students in the target language for however long you can stay in the 'Marketplace' area set up in the Grand Ballroom. Students will ask you questions in the target language prepared by their teachers.

3/18 at 9:30 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info


Tuesday, March 19

Spanish illustrator and author speaks with students at a Spanish event

Cultural/Diversity

The Spanish illustrator and author, Carles Esquembre, will be coming to speak at a Spanish-speaking event. Carles is the author of a graphic novel titled "Lorca: Un poeta en Nueva York," which deals with Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca's 1929 voyage to NYC and the collection of poetry that resulted from Lorca's time in the US metropolis.

3/19 at 3:00 pm | Old Main | More Info


Wednesday, March 20

Poet Naomi Shihab Nye, inaugural reader for Swenson Reading Series

Lecture/Readings

Poet Naomi Shihab Nye, is the inaugural speaker for the English Department's Swenson Reading Series. The poetry of Nye, the daughter of a Palestinian refugee, is influenced by her experiences of cultural differences. She has won many Pushcart Prizes and served for 5 years as chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. The event is free and open to the public.

3/20 at 12:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Writing workshop sponsored by USU Writing Center and Logan Library

Workshop/Training

"Devising Fierce Females" with the Sigma Tau Delta team is this week's writing workshop. Sponsored by the USU Writing Center and Logan Library. Free individual tutoring from 6-7 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Cache Valley Community Writing Center.

3/20 at 5:00 pm | More Info


Thursday, March 21

T4L Empower Learning Conference: Refresh and Reinforce Learning

Conference/Seminar

The Teaching for Learning Conference, two days of information on effective teaching. Guest speaker is Dr. Gail Rice, author of "Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning." Contributing are several CHaSS faculty: Mark Damon (professor, Classics), Mary Ellen Greenwood (lecturer, English); Ekaterina Arshavskaya (assistant professor, LPCS); Karin DeJonge-Kanna (principal lecturer, LPCS); and Rodney Marchant (lecturer, English). Presented by the Intermountain Consortium for Faculty Development at USU.

From 3/21 at 8:45 am to 3/22 at 4:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center | More Info

Helicon West Poetry Event with Open Mic: Bull Pen Slam

Arts/Entertainment

Helicon West, an open-mic reading/featured readers series for local poets and writers, hosts a poetry slam with Bull Pen, the English Dept's creative writing club. Anyone is invited to sign up and read up to seven minutes of their original work. Readings are free, open to the public, and uncensored. Free Caffe Ibis coffee will be available. Location: Logan Library, Bridger Room, 255 N. Main, Logan.

3/21 at 7:00 pm | More Info


Friday, March 22

Milton R. Merrill Speaker Series in Political Science: Dr. Margit Tavits

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The Political Science Department presents:" Legacies of the Third Reich: Concentration Camps and Outgroup Intolerance." Giving the lecture is Dr. Margit Tavits, Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. Margit's research focuses broadly on issues related to political parties and institutions, corruption, gender inequality, and post-communist politics. Her work has been published in leading journals in the field of political science, including American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.

3/22 at 12:30 pm | Old Main | More Info

Mental Health First Aid Training

Workshop/Training

Come learn how to help those around you who are experiencing mental health problems. This workshop instructs participants on calming and helping individuals who are undergoing a mental health crisis. For more information and to register, visit tinyurl.com/mhfa-campusrec.

3/22 at 1:00 pm | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info


Tuesday, March 26

Open mic event celebrating women's suffrage and voting rights

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Women's Voices: Women's Votes
This event kicks off a year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of Utah Women's Suffrage, the 100th anniversary of National Women's Suffrage; and 55th anniversary of Voting Rights Act. We invite you to read at this open mic event, a short text about women's freedom or voting rights that mean something to you. You may share an original work or a published creative or historical piece. Readings should be no longer than 5 minutes. To sign up, visit https://chass.usu.edu/suffrage-kcikoff-registration

3/26 at 12:00 pm | TSC, Sunburst Lounge | More Info

'Women's Voices, Women's Votes: a kickoff to a year-long celebration of women's vote

Lecture/Readings

Join us as readers share an open mic and present readings from the era of women's suffrage and voting rights, commemorating a century since women were given the right to vote in 1920. All are welcome; if you'd like to present a reading, visit chass.usu.edu/suffrage-kickoff-registration. Open to students and community members.

3/26 at 12:00 pm | TSC, Sunburst Lounge | More Info


Wednesday, March 27

Writing workshop sponsored by USU Writing Center and Logan Library

Workshop/Training

"Fresh Springtime Prompts" with Cari Phillips is this week's writing workshop. Sponsored by the USU Writing Center and Logan Library. Free individual tutoring from 6-7 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Cache Valley Community Writing Center.

3/27 at 5:00 pm | More Info


Thursday, March 28

Author Rick Bass Performs Public Reading

Lecture/Readings

Author Rick Bass, the former petroleum geologist turned writer, will perform a reading at 11.a.m. at Utah State University’s Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art Thursday, March 28. The event is free and open to the public.

Bass is an adopted son of the Mountain West. A Houston native, he studied wildlife biology and geology at Utah State University. After graduating Bass spent seven years working in the oil reserves of the Southeast before moving back West to live and write. He has published more than 30 books, including For a Little While (2016), Why I came West (2008), the novel All the Land to Hold Us (2013) and most recently, The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with My Heroes (2018).

3/28 at 11:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Brown Bag lunch with Dr. Susan Cogan, social historian of late medieval and early modern England

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Bring a sack lunch and come listen to USU History Professor Dr. Cogan present her research on "Gender, Citizenship, and Religion in Sixteenth-Century England." Dr. Cogan is a social historian of late medieval and early modern England interested in Catholic and Protestant efforts at maintaining social concord during a period of deep social and religious change.

3/28 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info


Friday, March 29

Show Love and Support After Recent Violence Against Muslims

Cultural/Diversity

This is an event sponsored by the USU Interfaith Initiative. We will be standing outside of the Logan Islamic Center before their weekly Friday prayers beginning at 1:30 pm, to show our unified support for their community in the wake of violent attacks against Mosques in New Zealand and Los Angeles.

3/29 at 1:30 pm | More Info




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