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January 29 - February 4, 2017

Sunday, January 29

7:00 am - 11:55 pm    Blind Hollow Yurt Backcountry Skiing/Boarding Trip

Recreation / Campus Recreation

We are heading up to the Blind Hollow yurt spend the weekend enjoying the Bear River backcountry. We will explore some of the fantastic riding terrain near Blind Hollow and spend the evenings around the fire in the comforts of the OP's yurt. Participants must be prepared for moderate to strenuous uphill hiking. No backcountry experience is required but participants must be able to comfortably ski/board blue to black western resort terrain. Winter backcountry travel equipment(Alpine Touring, Telemark, Splitboard) are required and available to rent from the OP at a discounted rate. NO SNOWSHOES. Trip cost includes food, transportation, avalanche safety equipment(beacon, shovel, probe) and two nights at the OP yurt.

Aggie Recreation Center (ARC), More Info



Monday, January 30

11:30 am - 12:30 pm    BPE Program Seminar with Dr. James L. Moore

Conference/Seminar / College of Engineering

Dr. James L. Moore III, program director for Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE), will visit USU on Jan. 30 to present a seminar on the BPE Program.

Engineering Building, More Info


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm    Developing a thirst for Knowledge

Workshop/Training / Academic Success Center (ASC)

Come learn how to be motivated about learning again.

Taggart Student Center, More Info



Tuesday, January 31

8:00 am - 5:00 pm    Boren Scholarship Deadline

Information/Orientation / Office of Global Engagement

The Boren Scholarship emphasizes the importance of language study through long-term cultural and linguistic immersion. Students who are interested in studying abroad for a year receive priority, although there are scholarships for semesters, as well as a summer program specifically for STEM students that is 8 weeks long (at the minimum). The award amounts are up to $20,000 for a year program, $10,000 for a semester program and $8,000 for a summer program. Those students who accept a Boren Scholarship agree to work for the federal government for at least one year after they graduate. This can be a stepping stone to various careers as professionals with international experience. DEADLINES: Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students - January 31, 2017 Apply now : https://www.borenawards.org/fellowships/boren-fellowship-how-apply Boren Scholarships for Undergraduate Students - February 9,2017 Apply now : https://www.borenawards.org/scholarships/how-apply/boren-scholarship-how-apply

Utah State University Campus, More Info


10:00 am - 2:00 pm    Study Abroad Fair Spring 2017

Celebration/Fair/Festival / Office of Global Engagement

Study Abroad, Office of Global Engagement would like to invite you to the USU Fall Semester 2016 Study Abroad Fair! The Study Abroad Fair is an excellent way to learn about opportunities for studying, working and volunteering abroad. Learn, travel and meet new friends when you study abroad!

TSC, International Lounge, More Info


10:30 am - 11:30 am    Goal Setting: Rise to your potential

Workshop/Training / Academic Success Center (ASC)

Come learn how to set goals and achieve them.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    SDL-USU Lecture Series

Lecture/Readings / Space Dynamics Laboratory

This ongoing lecture series give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to hear the latest in space science engineering and technologies created right here at Utah State and the Space Dynamics Lab.

Innovation Campus, Calibration Auditorium, More Info



Wednesday, February 1

11:30 am - 1:00 pm    Communicating Science Series

Panel Discussion/Presentation / Ecology Center

Communicating Science is an interdisciplinary series in which we explore how to effectively communicate science to diverse audiences using diverse media. On February 1st, USU College of Science and Quinney College of Natural Resources Public Relations Specialist Mary-Ann Muffoletto will present, “Communicating Science to People Who Aren’t Scientists.”

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


11:30 am - 12:20 pm    Campus Meditation

Student Activities / Student Club/Organization

We will have group meditation that is open to all, regardless of experience. There will be guidance for beginners and support for folks that have a practice. We explore different mindfulness techniques that lead to mental clarity, self-knowledge, and present-moment awareness. It is a refuge within a busy campus.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


11:45 am - 1:00 pm    USU Neurodiversity Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Workshop

Workshop/Training / Psychology

Attendants of this event will learn more about neurodiversity in relation to mindfulness and self-compassion, learn some beginner techniques and participate in a guided mindfulness meditation. Students, staff, and faculty are WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!! -- Please feel free to bring your lunch with you!

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    CHaSS Faculty Panel Discussion: Election 2016 – Opportunities and Challenges for a New Era

Panel Discussion/Presentation / College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Join a lively panel discussion with faculty members from throughout CHaSS: Debra Jenson, Journalism and Communication; Jason Gilmore, Languages, Philosophy and Communication Study; Anna Pechenkina and Damon Cann, Political Science; and Lawrence Culver, History. Presented by CHaSS faculty.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Mens Basketball vs. Neveda

Sports / Athletics

Mens Basketball

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, More Info



Thursday, February 2

10:00 am - 2:00 pm    The Wellness and Benefits Expo

Celebration/Fair/Festival / Other

The Wellness and Benefits Expo provides an opprotunity for people to share ideas, products, and other wellness related information that can improve quality of life. This Expo is to encourage a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Companies will set up booths in the TSC lounge for students and staff to visit and learn more about what is offered around the valley. There will be prizes and all sorts of giveaways so come have fun!

TSC, International Lounge, More Info


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    CWG Munch & Mingle

Student Activities / Center for Women and Gender

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

Taggart Student Center, More Info


4:30 pm - 5:45 pm    CEE Water and Environmental Seminar

Conference/Seminar / College of Engineering

Zan Murray, J-U-B Engineering, will present a seminar titled "The Logan Canal Reconstruction Project"

Engineering Building, More Info


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Engineering Council Weekly Meeting

Student Activities / College of Engineering

Engineering Student Council weekly meeting for E-Council and all engineering students. Please feel welcome to attend and participate!

Engineering Building, More Info


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Internship Night

Panel Discussion/Presentation / College of Engineering

Come learn from fellow students about obtaining and completing an internship.

Engineering Building, More Info


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Moonlight and Music

Arts/Entertainment / Other

Come listen to local bands while you do homework or if you just want to chill.

TSC, HUB, More Info



Friday, February 3

7:00 am - 7:00 pm    Powder Mountain Ski/Board Day

Recreation / Campus Recreation

Come join us for a day of skiing/snowboarding at Powder Mountain resort. We will meet up at Outdoor Programs, load up our ski/snowboard gear, and head to Powder Mountain to burn some turns. All riding abilities are welcome as there is terrain for everyone. Trip cost includes transportation and Powder Mountain lift ticket. Discounted ski rentals are available from Outdoor Programs for an additional $10. Discount lift ticket pricing is included in the trip cost and is only available to registered participants that travel to and from Powder Mountain with Outdoor Programs.

Aggie Recreation Center (ARC), More Info


8:00 am - 4:00 pm    AIARE Level I Avalanche Course

Recreation / Campus Recreation

This is an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level I course entitled "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain". This course will consist of one indoor and two outdoor classroom days. Participants will be given a full equipment list prior to the course start. Non-motorized backcountry travel equipment is required and snow shoes are not allowed. Split boards, AT and Telemark are allowed(with skins). You will need to bring a avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe. All of this equipment can be rented from the USU Outdoor Recreation Program rental shop. Please reserve this equipment in advance as quantities are limited. Course Schedule: Friday February 3rd, 8am-4pm (Indoor Session @USU Campus) Saturday February 4th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Session) Sunday February 5th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Sessions) USU Students: $200 Non-Students: $250

Aggie Recreation Center (ARC), More Info


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Anthropology Lectures Series: illustrated lecture by John Blong

Lecture/Readings / College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. John Blong, a resident of North Logan and expert on hunter-gatherer adaptations, landscape use and the prehistory of Alaska, presents the illustrated lecture, “Prehistoric Hunters in the Central Alaska Range: Human Adaptation to Upland Landscapes.” Event is at the Museum of Anthropology. 435-797-7534.

Old Main, More Info


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm    USU Black Student Union Soul Food Dinner

Cultural / Access & Diversity Center

BSU serves to provide information to its members and raise cultural awareness within the community at large. Every Spring, they host their annual Soul Food Dinner at Utah State University. Filled with reggae beats and smells of good, home-cooked food Friday evening, the night of the Black Student Union’s Soul Food Dinner brings students and community members from all over Cache Valley together. Join the Black Student Union on February 3, 2017 as they bring USU and Cache Valley together with their Soul Food Dinner: More Than Just a Color. Tickets are $11 for students and $12 for non-students.

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    USU Women’s Gymnastics vs. BYU

Sports / Athletics

Non- Conference Meet

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, More Info



Saturday, February 4

7:00 am - 7:00 pm    Powder Mountain Ski/Board Day

Recreation / Campus Recreation

Come join us for a day of skiing/snowboarding at Powder Mountain resort. We will meet up at Outdoor Programs, load up our ski/snowboard gear, and head to Powder Mountain to burn some turns. All riding abilities are welcome as there is terrain for everyone. Trip cost includes transportation and Powder Mountain lift ticket. Discounted ski rentals are available from Outdoor Programs for an additional $10. Discount lift ticket pricing is included in the trip cost and is only available to registered participants that travel to and from Powder Mountain with Outdoor Programs.

Aggie Recreation Center (ARC), More Info


8:00 am - 4:00 pm    AIARE Level I Avalanche Course

Recreation / Campus Recreation

This is an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level I course entitled "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain". This course will consist of one indoor and two outdoor classroom days. Participants will be given a full equipment list prior to the course start. Non-motorized backcountry travel equipment is required and snow shoes are not allowed. Split boards, AT and Telemark are allowed(with skins). You will need to bring a avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe. All of this equipment can be rented from the USU Outdoor Recreation Program rental shop. Please reserve this equipment in advance as quantities are limited. Course Schedule: Friday February 3rd, 8am-4pm (Indoor Session @USU Campus) Saturday February 4th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Session) Sunday February 5th, 8am-4pm (Outdoor Field Sessions) USU Students: $200 Non-Students: $250

Aggie Recreation Center (ARC), More Info


8:30 am - 10:00 am    Snowshoe Tour of the Preserve

Arts/Entertainment / Swaner Preserve EcoCenter

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve! During this tour, you will learn about the history of the Preserve as well as what kinds of plants and animals you will find during the winter. Additionally, you will have time to search for and identify animal tracks and other signs of animal life on the Preserve. This outing is appropriate for all ages and will takes place on generally flat terrain.

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info


10:00 am - 2:00 pm    Family First Saturday at the Museum of Anthropology: Exploring African Cultures

Arts/Entertainment / College of Humanities & Social Sciences

The monthly series returns in 2017 with “Exploring African Cultures.” Designed for children ages 3 to 12 and their families, the event explores world cultures through music, art projects and authentic food. Hosted by the Museum of Anthropology. 435-797-7534.

Old Main, More Info


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Women's Basketball vs. Boise State

Sports / Athletics

Mountain West Conference Game

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, More Info


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm    College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Chili Cook-Off

Fundraiser / College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

The annual CAAS chili cook-off: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Chili. This event will feature a Harry Potter theme, and participants will compete for the honor of being the best chili wizard. All proceeds from the event will be donated to aid a CAAS student in need.

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