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Monday, April 1

Better Together Interfaith Ally Training

Workshop/Training

Learn how to build bridges of commonality between groups who orient around religion differently. Light dinner will be provided. RSVP to anderseriknilsson@gmail.com

4/01 at 5:30 pm | George S. Eccles Business Building | More Info


Wednesday, April 3

Writing workshop sponsored by USU Writing Center and Logan Library

Workshop/Training

'At the Bottom of the Garbage Bin: Learning from the Life and Legacy of Margaret Rucker,' by Luke Lemmon 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.

4/03 at 5:00 pm | More Info

Ethics Slam event on the topic: The Ethics of Shaming

Arts/Entertainment

The Utah State Philosophy Club, The Society for Women in Philosophy and The Richard Richards Institute for Ethics, present an "Ethics Slam" to be held at the Crepery restaurant. The topic is "The Ethics of Shaming." Free and open to the pulblic.

4/03 at 6:00 pm | More Info


Thursday, April 4

CHaSS Alumni Lunch Series: Ben Kolendar

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Sit down to lunch with Ben Kolendar, the Deputy Director for Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development. Prior to his current position, Ben served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of SelectUSA, a presidentially-appointed position and, as an official in the U.S. Department of Defense, he was dedicated to the development of Afghanistan’s economy

Ben has an MBA with an emphasis in globalization and international trade from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from USU. He is also an alumni of USU's Institute of Government and Politics internship program and one of three CHaSS Alums named to Utah Business Magazine's 40 under 40 in 2019.

Please join us for lunch and have the chance to speak with Ben directly about his experiences working in both local and federal government positions. Due to Ben's schedule, lunch will start promptly at 11:30AM.

As with all events in the CHaSS Alumni Lunch Series, this event is free and open to all students. However, seating is very limited for this luncheon. Attendees are asked to register on Handshake https://usu.joinhandshake.com/events/286897 or RSVP via andrea.dehaan@usu.edu.

4/04 at 11:30 am | Old Main | More Info


Friday, April 5

Lecture and book signing by Anwar Alam on 'Current Affairs Between India and Pakistan'

Lecture/Readings

Lecture and book signing by Anwar Alam, a senior fellow at the Policy Perspective Foundation in New Delhi. He will speak on 'Current Affairs Between India and Pakistan: Need for a Dialogue.' Dr. Alam will reflect upon the current affairs between the two countries and address the importance of dialogue using real-life examples. Light refreshments will be served

4/05 at 12:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Eighth Annual Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium

Conference/Seminar

Come and hear teaching and research presentations by Master of Second Language Teaching graduate instructors, USU language and literature faculty at this year's seminar, titled "Exploring New Perspectives on L2 Learning and Teaching: Literacies, Texts, and Cultures." This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Kate Paesani, Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota.

4/05 at 3:00 pm | Old Main | More Info

Celebration recognizing Simms Scholarship for Scientific Anthropology

Ceremony/Awards

USU Anthropology faculty invite you to celebrate our undergraduates and their achievements, marked by the initial award of the Steven R. Simms Undergraduate Scholarship in Scientific Anthropology, with commemorative presentations by Steven Simms, Professor Emeritus and alumni Jill Jensen, Arie Leeflang, Diana Azevedo, and Martin Welker.

4/05 at 4:00 pm | Anthropology Museum | More Info

Tanner Talks series featuring Dr. Christina Lee, an expert in religious cultures of the Spanish Philippines

Lecture/Readings

Tanner Talks presents a lecture by Dr. Christina Lee, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Forbes College, Princeton University. She is an expert in early-modern Iberian contact with Asia, focusing on the religious cultures of the Spanish Philippines. Free and open to the public.

4/05 at 4:30 pm | David B. Haight Center | More Info


Saturday, April 6

Family 1st Saturdays: Ancient Egypt

Arts/Entertainment

We explore ancient Egyptians' burial practices with a focus on tomb construction and the role of the sarcophagus. Bring your family and join us to add your cartouche to the Museum of Anthropology's sarcophagus. Open to all families and children, with crafts and other activities.

4/06 at 10:00 am | Anthropology Museum | More Info


Tuesday, April 9

Faculty Author Exhibition for USU Research Week

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Three USU faculty authors will be discussing their new books, including Lynne McNeill, of CHaSS' Folklore Program, speaking on her book "Slender Man is Coming: Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends of the Internet." All books published by faculty members in the last year will be on display. Free, but reservation required.

4/09 at 3:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

'They Shall Not Grow Old,' Peter Jackson's award-winning WWI documentary

Arts/Entertainment

Peter Jackson, the director of “They Shall Not Grow Old,” restored and modernized footage of World War I that's never been seen.

4/09 at 7:00 pm | More Info


Wednesday, April 10

Book signing and talk by author Angelica Carpenter

Special Event

Angelica Carpenter, author of the biography "Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage," which uncovers an important but forgotten suffragette, will present a talk. This event is sponsored by the Department of History and the Merrill Cazier Library. Book signing to follow. Part of year-long celebration of Women's Suffrage and Voting Rights.

4/10 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

'Prompts for Prose': Writing workshop sponsored by USU Writing Center and Logan Library

Workshop/Training

'Potent Prompts for Poetry and Prose', by Nate Hardy 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.

4/10 at 5:00 pm | More Info


Thursday, April 11

Milton R. Merrill Speaker Series: Dr. Aysegul Aydin

Lecture/Readings

The Political Science Department invites all to attend the next Milton R. Merrill Speaker Series. Dr. Aysegul Aydin, from the University of Colorado-Boulder, will deliver her talk "The Political Consequences of Emergency Zones: Evidence from Turkey," which discusses the unintended consequences of counterinsurgency methods on individuals' electoral preferences. Lunch will be provided.

4/11 at 12:00 pm | Old Main | More Info

Helicon West Poetry Event with Open Mic: Poetry at Three

Arts/Entertainment

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.

4/11 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Lecture series: Building the Rails, Part 2 -- The People/Key Players

Lecture/Readings

Dr. Kathryn L. MacKay will present her 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.

4/11 at 7:00 pm | More Info

'They Shall Not Grow Old,' Peter Jackson's award-winning WWI documentary

Arts/Entertainment

Peter Jackson, the director of “They Shall Not Grow Old,” restored and modernized footage of World War I that's never been seen. Ross Peterson, History professor emeritus, will present remarks prior to the film.

4/11 at 7:00 pm | More Info


Friday, April 12

Mental Health First Aid Training

Workshop/Training

In this training, you will learn how to recognize the signs of mental health and substance abuse problems in others and how to response in a way that is helpful and effective -- including what resources are available. The skills that you learn can be used in everyday life and in the event of a crisis, including when a person might be thinking about suicide. Specific topics include: depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and psychosis.

Seats often fill up fast so register early at the link below. There is no cost to participate.

4/12 at 8:30 am | Eccles Conference Center | More Info

CHaSS Alumni Lunch Series: Dion-Jay (DJ) Brookter

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Sit down to lunch with Dion-Jay (DJ) Brookter, a commissioner with the San Francisco Police and a youth advocate. A native of Fresno, Calif., and a student-athlete, DJ graduated bachelor's in Communication Studies. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration.

Come hear DJ talk about his experiences working with underserved communities and at-risk youth. Join us for lunch and discussion at 12:30PM. This event is free for all students, but seating is limited. Please register on Handshake https://usu.joinhandshake.com/events/290220 or RSVP to andrea.dehaan@usu.edu.

4/12 at 12:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

'They Shall Not Grow Old,' Peter Jackson's award-winning WWI documentary

Arts/Entertainment

Peter Jackson, the director of “They Shall Not Grow Old,” restored and modernized footage of World War I that's never been seen. Ross Peterson, History professor emeritus, will present remarks prior to the film.

4/12 at 7:00 pm | More Info


Monday, April 15

Free Training on Opioid Overdose Prevention

Workshop/Training

A free overdose prevention training, created by students in a Project Management/'Projects for Good' class and Utah Naloxone, begins at 7 p.m. Learn how to identify and "reverse" an opioid overdose with Naloxone. Everyone will receive free Narcon kits.

4/15 at 7:00 pm | More Info


Tuesday, April 16

Dr. Norm Jones: Celebration of a Career

Reception/Reunion

Join us in celebration of Norm Jones, honoring his distinguished 40-year career of scholarship, teaching and service to USU, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of History. Refreshments served. RSVP at chass.usu.edu/norm-jones-celebration

4/16 at 5:00 pm | More Info


Wednesday, April 17

Brown Bag lunch with Dr. Paul Crumbley, on the legacy of May Swenson

Lecture/Readings

The Center for Women and Gender Studies invites you to attend the Brown Bag lecture series, "May Swenson and the Place of the Human." Bring a sack lunch and come listen to English professor Dr. Paul Crumbley talk about the legacy of poet May Swenson.

4/17 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Lecture by Sheena McFarland on "Ending Marginalization in Marketing"

Lecture/Readings

The Morris Media & Society Lecture Series in the Department of Journalism and Communication presents Sheena McFarland, speaking on "Ending Marginalization in Marketing." She is the director of marketing and communications at the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business.

4/17 at 2:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Morris Media & Society Lecture Series: Sheena McFarland

Lecture/Readings

Writer, brander, marketer and communications specialist Sheena McFarland will challenge Utah State University students, staff and faculty to stop contributing to the process of “minoritization” when she presents the 2019 Morris Media & Society Lecture.

McFarland is the director of marketing and communications at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, and a former reporter and editor at The Salt Lake Tribune. Born in India, McFarland was adopted as a baby by a family in Utah, and she has written with transparency and passion about growing up as a minority in one of the most homogenous states in the nation.

In her lecture, McFarland will discuss what marketers and professional communicators can, and should, be doing to ensure they are not continuing a cycle of minoritization – the process by which social constructs push people to the margins of society in ways that are far beyond their control.

The event is free and open to all members of the community.

4/17 at 2:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

"The Wonderful World of Harry Potter": Writing workshop sponsored by USU Writing Center and Logan Library

Workshop/Training

"The Wonderful World of Harry Potter: A Case Study Extravaganza!" with Cari Phillips and Shaun Anderson 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.

4/17 at 5:00 pm | More Info


Thursday, April 18

Human in the Helmet: A discussion on athletes and increasing mental health issues

Panel Discussion/Presentation

In this public discusison about the increase in mental health needs among our athletes, current BYU and former USU Athletics’ Team Doctor, Dr. Darren Campbell, will discuss ways to recognize and treat anxiety, concussion complications, and the emotional aspects of dealing with injuries.
“Human In The Helmet” is sponsored by Utah State University Athletics, Intermountain Healthcare, and Utah Public Radio are concerned about the increase in mental health needs among our athletes.

Also, a panel of professionals, coaches, parents, and athletes will participate in a Q&A session. Breakout booths with mental health experts and support group representatives will provide opportunities to learn about mental health resources.

4/18 at 6:00 pm | Wayne Estes Center | More Info


Saturday, April 20

Future Memory: Mapping the Anthropocene conference

Conference/Seminar

A day-long conference addressing the concept of a new geologic age, or Anthropocene, the period during which human activities has been a dominant force on climate and environment. Day includes presentations, panel discussions and a film screening. Agenda at link below. Sponsored by the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies USU College of Natural Resources,and Utah Humanities. Free and open to the public

4/20 at 9:00 am | Agricultural Science Building | More Info


Wednesday, April 24

Writing workshop sponsored by USU Writing Center and Logan Library

Workshop/Training

"Killing Your Darlings: Eliminating Characters Effectively" with Jack Bylund 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.

4/24 at 5:00 pm | More Info


Thursday, April 25

'They Shall Not Grow Old,' Peter Jackson's award-winning WWI documentary

Arts/Entertainment

Previous shows were popular, it's been brought back for encores: Peter Jackson, the director of “They Shall Not Grow Old,” restored and modernized footage of World War I that's never been seen. This is the first time the acclaimed documentary has played in Logan.

4/25 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Readings by winners of Helicon West Sink Hollow Creative Writing Contest

Arts/Entertainment

USU creative writing contest winners will read their work. 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.

4/25 at 7:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info


Friday, April 26

Mental Health First Aid Training

Workshop/Training

In this training, you will learn how to recognize the signs of mental health and substance abuse problems in others and how to response in a way that is helpful and effective -- including what resources are available. The skills that you learn can be used in everyday life and in the event of a crisis, including when a person might be thinking about suicide. Specific topics include: depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and psychosis.

Seats often fill up fast so register early at the link below. There is no cost to participate.

4/26 at 8:30 am | Eccles Conference Center | More Info

Dr. Norm Jones: Celebration of a Career

Reception/Reunion

Join us in celebration of Norm Jones, honoring his distinguished 40-year career of scholarship, teaching and service to USU, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of History. Refreshments served. RSVP at chass.usu.edu/norm-jones-celebration

4/26 at 5:00 pm | More Info

Day One Fundraiser Concert

Arts/Entertainment

All proceed go to non profit Day One, an organization dedicated to cover therapy costs for struggling individuals with financial need.

4/26 at 6:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info


Tuesday, April 30

Day One Fundraiser Concert

Arts/Entertainment

Day One's Fundraiser Concert Showcase will be a live music event with several artists. Due to generous sponsors and performing artists, 100% of funds raised will go toward Day One's Charitable Mental Health Program that provides therapy sessions for low-income clients without alternative means to pay.

4/30 at 4:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center | More Info




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