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October 8 - 14, 2017

Sunday, October 8

Utah State women's soccer vs. Air Force


Utah State University hosts Air Force University at Chuck and Gloria Bell Field.

10/08 at 1:00 pm | Chuck and Gloria Bell Soccer Field | More Info

Monday, October 9

Little Naturalist


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 for 10 programs. Only one punch card required per family and never expires. Payment will be taken at the door the day of the program. One caregiver must accompany children to participate. Please be prepared to adventure outdoors!

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



There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

10/09 at 10:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center | More Info

Geology Speaker Series: Steve Reynolds, PhD, and Julia Johnson, Senior Lecturer, Arizona State University


Steve Reynolds, PhD, and Julia Johnson, Senior Lecturer, from Arizona State University, will present "Cognition Guided Instruction and Curriculum in College Science Courses" as part of the Geology Speaker Series

10/09 at 3:30 pm | Geology building | More Info

Street Painting


Street Painting will be held on Monday, October 9, starting at 5 p.m. on Champ Drive. There are only 45 spots available, so sign-ups are on a first come first serve basis. Sign-ups will close Friday, October 6, at 1 p.m. Sign up with your organization to paint the street in celebration of Homecoming Week. 700 N (Aggie Bull-evard) and TSC Roundabout

10/09 at 5:00 pm | More Info

Jason Hardink Faculty Recital


Pianist Jason Hardink, artistic director of the NOVA Chamber Music Series and principal keyboard of the Utah Symphony, will perform a solo recital in the Caine Performance Hall. Jason will play a program featuring Beethoven's Les Adieux Sonata opus 81a, Bach's G Major Partita, a selection of works by Oliver Messiaen, the North American premiere of Ryan Carter's Errata and Liszt's Mephisto Waltz.

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

Tuesday, October 10



There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

10/10 at 10:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center | More Info



Watch 8 teams compete at the powderpuff preliminaries on the Quad!

10/10 at 10:00 am | Quad | More Info

Utah State women's volleyball vs. Boise State


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

10/10 at 7:00 pm | Wayne Estes Center | More Info

Powderpuff Finals


Come cheer on the top four teams in powderpuff finals and watch the championship game!

10/10 at 8:00 pm | Maverik Stadium | More Info

Wednesday, October 11



There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

10/11 at 10:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center | More Info

Overcoming Writer's Block


Everyone is familiar with the wall that seems to block our thinking when we need to write an important document. Come learn how to overcome "the block" and keep the juices flowing so you can accurately express your thoughts and feelings. You will come away with tips on how to get your words onto a page.

10/11 at 10:30 am | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Finding Your Place in the Aggie Family: Freshman drop-in group


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

10/11 at 11:30 am | Taggart Student Center | More Info

CEE Water and Environmental Seminar


Jim Stagge, USU Postdoctoral Researcher, will give a seminar titled "Paleo hydrology: Lessons from the past, opportunities for the future".

10/11 at 3:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info



Twelve men, representing their college or organization, will be competeting for the title of Mr. USU. It will be "Rainin Men" at this pageant. This is a free event so get there early for a seat!

10/11 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Big Bands


See what the USU Big Bands have been working on this semester.

10/11 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Thursday, October 12

USU Farmers Market

Special Event

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

10/12 at 10:00 am | Quad | More Info



There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

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

Let's Taco-bout Puerto Rico


The Latinx Student Union will be selling tacos, all proceeds will go to relief efforts for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

10/12 at 10:30 am | TSC, Patio | More Info

CWG & Religious Studies Brown Bag: Dr. Karen Lang

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Dr. Karen Lang “The Buddha’s Daughters: Women’s roles in Buddhism.” The CWG and Religious Studies are Cosponsoring a Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Karen Lang. Dr. Lang is a Professor of Buddhist Studies and Indian Religions, as well as the Director of the Center of South Asian Studies at the University of Virginia. Bring a sack lunch and come listen to Dr. Lang speak about her research.

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

Author and activist Sarah Gailey: Reading and Discussion


Speculative fiction author and social critic Sarah Gailey will read from her recent books and answer questions about her work. In her first year of eligibility, Gailey was nominated for a Hugo Award for her critique and celebration of the women of Harry Potter, in a category alongside legendary fiction writer Neil Gaiman and the late Carrie Fisher. Her “River of Teeth” novellas — a duology that follows a group of hippopotamus wranglers on a blood-soaked journey down the Mississippi River — was published this year and was an Amazon best-seller. The duology’s characters, described by NPR as “a cross-dressing conwoman, an agender demolitions expert, a heavily pregnant assassin, a queer British-Korean cowboy and a lovesick sharp-shooter” are part of “a wonderfully original debut, guaranteed to cast long, sinister shadows over beloved family board games for years to come.”

10/12 at 1:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

"Memento Mori: The Art of Death and Mourning" Exhibit Opening


Utah State Folklorist, Carol Edison, will present a gallery talk about Mormon cemetery monuments. The exhibit can be seen in the Merrill-Cazier Library Atrium August 23 - December 10.

10/12 at 4:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Communitas Lecture Series: Aruna D'Souza


Aruna D'Souza is the former associate director of the Research and Academic Program at the Clark, and a scholar of modern and contemporary European visual culture and feminist theory.

10/12 at 5:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Stress Management & Wellness


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

10/12 at 5:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

How to be an Anti-Racist with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Renowned American political activist, scholar and author Ibram X. Kendi will be visiting the Utah State University campus this fall semester for a keynote presentation on “How to be an Anti-Racist”. Events • Thursday, October 12: Private dinner with Black Student Union, 5-5:45 p.m. • Thursday, October 12: Keynote presentation with Q&A at Utah State University’s Taggart Student Center (TSC) Auditorium, 6:30-8 p.m. • Thursday, October 12: Book Signing at Utah State University’s Taggart Student Center (TSC) Juniper Lounge, 8-9 p.m. DR. IBRAM X. KENDI, AN AWARD-WINNING HISTORIAN AND NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, is Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.

10/12 at 6:30 pm | Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium | More Info

Utah State basketball Primetime madness


Utah State basketball tips off their first public activity of the season with scrimmages from the men and women's teams. Athletes will be available postgame for autographs.

10/12 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

Outdoor Movie


Enjoy free snacks while snuggling up on Old Main Hill to watch Hocus Pocus.

10/12 at 7:30 pm | Old Main | More Info

Friday, October 13



There will be an opening reception on 10/26 at 5 p.m.

10/13 at 10:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center | More Info

Morris Media & Society Lecture: Fear of the Female Voice


Writer and social critic Sarah Gailey will present a Morris Media & Society Lecture entitled "Fear of the Female Voice" at Utah State University. Gailey is a columnist for and, and tweets regularly on subjects like “how to punch a Nazi” and “how to show up gym rats” under the handle @gaileyfrey, where she describes herself as a “shrill feminist harpy” and “bad influence.” Her commentary often addresses social change through the lens of pop culture. "Sarah's writing invites readers to the visit the other side of knowing," said Debra Jenson, an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State. "She forces us to think about issues from a different perspective, seeing the other side of villains and questioning our image of heroism. The chance to hear her speak directly to Utahns and the issues we care about should not be missed."

10/13 at 11:00 am | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Aggie Family Reunion


Pack up your entire Aggie Family and make the trek to Logan for the Alumni Association's "Aggie Family Reunion" on Friday evening. Come enjoy dinner, games, visiting with other alumni, and taking photos with Big Blue, Mrs Blue and Baby Blue. The whole BLUE family will be here and so should you. Just $15 per person. It's a great way to kick off the events for Saturday and enjoy the new Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) Text “AggieReunion” to 51555 to receive updates about homecoming week and for the opportunity to win prizes.

10/13 at 6:00 pm | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Homecoming Dance


Come dance the night away with DJ Marcus Wing. Casual dress.

10/13 at 9:00 pm | Nelson Field House | More Info

Saturday, October 14

Homecoming 5K


Annual Homecoming 5K. All participants receive an athletic race shirt, u-state running gloves, post-race refreshments, VIP seating at the parade, entry into our prize drawing, a voucher for Aggie Ice Cream, and other goodies from our sponsors.

10/14 at 9:00 am | More Info

Homecoming Parade on Logan's Main Street


Annual Homecoming Parade. Logan's Main Street,100 South to 700 North.

10/14 at 10:00 am | More Info

USU Homecoming Parade

Recreation | Homecoming

The entire community is invited to come show their Aggie support and see the display of Aggie pride go down Main Street. Spectators can view the parade from Center street to 1000 North.

10/14 at 10:00 am | More Info

Home to CHaSS Homecoming reunion


A reunion for everyone CHaSS, including alumni, students, faculty, staff and retired faculty. Bring your family to this open house event that includes FOOD, live bluegrass music, GAMES, face-painting and CHaSS SWAG. Visit to RSVP. Reunion is at Craig Aston Park (1350 N 800 E, Logan) north of the stadium. See you there!

10/14 at 11:30 am | More Info

IOGP Annual Intern Alumni Reunion


Catch up with other intern alumni over lunch. It will be held at the Logan Golf and Country Club

10/14 at 11:30 am | More Info

Chase Fine Arts Center Community Open House


Get a tour of the new venues in the Chase Fine Arts Center.

10/14 at 12:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center | More Info

USU Leadership Reunion


We invite all members of ASUSU/USUSA, A-Team, and PLC/Ambassadors back to campus for our annual Student Leadership Reunion. Come enjoy lunch with friends before the Aggies square off against Wyoming.

10/14 at 12:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Huntsman School Alumni, Faculty & Staff Tailgate Party


Whether or not you’re planning on attending the homecoming football game next Saturday, October 14, bring your family and enjoy the Huntsman School Tailgate Party from 12:00pm-2:30. We will have games, prizes, and free food from Leila’s Luau food truck and cookies from Baked. Please RSVP to by October 10. We look forward to celebrating the Huntsman School and cheering on our Aggies with you!

10/14 at 12:00 pm | Maverik Stadium | More Info

Alumni Association Tailgate Party prior to USU vs Wyoming football game


Bring your whole family and come enjoy food, games, and visiting with other alumni while waiting for the USU vs Wyoming football game to start. We'll have hot dogs, cold drinks, and S'Mores. Win prizes participating in games! We'll be in the Maverik Stadium parking lot, next to the grass strip. Look for the large blue blow-up arch "USU Alumni Association: All Alumni Welcome"

10/14 at 12:30 pm | Maverik Stadium | More Info

Utah State football vs. Wyoming


Utah State University hosts in-conference rival University of Wyoming at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium.

10/14 at 2:30 pm | Maverik Stadium | More Info




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