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March 12 - 18, 2017

Sunday, March 12

7:00 am - 10:00 pm    Intramural Open Registration

Recreational / Campus Recreation

NCAA Bracket Challenge is now open for registration!

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2:18 pm - 2:18 pm    Blind Hollow Yurt Backcountry Skiing/Boarding Trip

Recreational / 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

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Museum and Music

Arts & Entertainment / Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

March Concert: “Progenitors of the New Age: Mysticism and California Art” California has long been a focal point of alternative religious and spiritual thought. By the mid-twentieth century a number of such influences had come together under the moniker of “The New Age.” This concert will explore, both visually and aurally, two such fundamental influences: Zen Buddhism and Alchemy. Repertoire will include the Utah premiere of California composer Byron Adams’s Variationes alchemisticae for flute, viola, cello and piano, as well as works by Toru Takemitsu and Maurice Durufle performed by members of the Utah Symphony Brant Bayless, Caitlyn Valovick Moore, and Jason Hardink, as well as USU faculty Anne Francis Bayless and Chilali Hugo. Date: Sunday, March 12th Time: 3pm, refreshments to follow Location: Caine Performance Hall

Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall, More Info

Monday, March 13

11:30 am - 12:30 pm    Multicultural Talking Circle

Workshop / Access & Diversity Center

Access & Diversity Center Multicultural Programs, in conjunction with Counseling and Psychological Services, offers a weekly Talking Circle/Discussion group each semester. This group is an opportunity for multicultural students, faculty, and staff to get together, learn from, and support each other. Each week, we will discuss pertinent issues (i.e. race and ethnicity, identity, building meaningful relationships, facing discrimination, sharing success, advocating for yourself, current events, etc). Occasionally, we will be bringing in a special guest to share information with us. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

Wednesday, March 15

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

Lecture & Readings / Ecology Center

Communicating Science is an interdisciplinary series in which we explore how to effectively communicate science to diverse audiences using diverse media. On March 15, 2015 Star Star Coulbrooke, Shaun Anderson, Millie Tullis will present, “Make it Creative; Make it Relatable”

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

11:40 am - 1:00 pm    USU Neurodiversity Group

Workshop / Psychology

Do you have ADHD? A learning disability (LD)? Another psychological or cognitive condition? Or, are you interested in learning more about them? Join the USU Neurodiversity group! Make friends & form support networks! We will discuss: Overcoming Stereotypes, Navigating Social and Romantic Relationships, Adaptive Study Skills, Self-Advocacy, Self-Esteem, Managing Symptoms, and Academic and Professional Success Students, staff, and faculty are WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!!Please feel free to bring your lunch with you

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm    Thoughts-Feelings-Behaviors

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Participants learn and practice skills related to effectively modifying thoughts, utilizing emotions, and choosing behaviors.

Taggart Student Center, More Info

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm    SDL/USU Lecture Series

Lecture & Readings / College of Engineering

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

Engineering Building, More Info

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Lecture and book signing by historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Presentation/Speeches / History

Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, author of "A Midwife's Tale," one of the most popular history books published in the modern era, will present a public lecture in honor of Women's History Month. Following the lecture will be a reception and book signing for Ulrich's newest book, "A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism: 1835-1870."

TSC, Auditorium, More Info

Thursday, March 16

7:00 am - 10:00 pm    Intramural NCAA Bracket Challenge

Recreational / Campus Recreation

NCAA brackets due today!

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9:00 am - 5:30 pm    Seminar: "New Perspectives on Joseph Smith and Translation"

Presentation/Speeches / History

Come take advantage of a unique, day-long conversation by some of Mormon Studies’ leading minds on the challenging issue of the distinctive practice of 'translation' used by Mormonism's prophetic founder Joseph Smith. Sponsored by USU Religious Studies Program. Hosted by Philip Barlow, Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture. Scholars presenting: Richard Bushman, Terryl Givens, Sam Brown, Jared Hickman. Free and open to the public. Location is the Perry Pavilian in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Full schedule at

Huntsman Hall, More Info

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm    Nobel Laureate, Aggie Alum Lars Peter Hansen - Path to Success

Presentation/Speeches / College of Science

All are invited to a gathering with College of Science alum and Nobel Laureate Lars Peter Hansen Thursday, March 16, 2017. Dr. Hansen presents “Journey to Success” at 2:30 p.m. in Room 264 of the Fine Arts Building (FAV) on campus. A question-and-answer period and reception follow Dr. Hansen’s talk. All are welcome. Dr. Hansen also speaks Friday, March 17, at 11:15 am in the L. Tom Perry Pavilion on the fourth floor of Huntsman Hall on the USU campus.

Utah State University Campus, More Info

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

Seminar/Symposium / College of Engineering

Jack Schmidt, Utah State University, will present a seminar titled "Modern management of the Colorado River: emerging issues in policy, science, and engineering"

Engineering Building, More Info

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

Arts & Entertainment / Other

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

TSC, HUB, More Info

Friday, March 17

11:15 am - 12:15 pm    Nobel Laureate Lars Hansen presents the George S. Eccles Memorial Lecture in Economics

Lecture & Readings / Jon M. Huntsman College of Business

Dr. Lars P. Hansen, the David Rockeller Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago grew up in Logan and is an alumnus of USU, received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2013. His lecture, titled "Uncertainty in Economics Analysis and the Economic Analysis of Uncertainty," will provide an interesting perspective on a topic of much importance in the formulation of public policy.

Huntsman Hall, More Info

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm    St. Paddy's Dinner with NPR host Zorba Paster

Luncheon/Dinner / Utah Public Radio (KUSU)

Dr. Zorba Paster, host of NPR's "Zorba Paster on Your Health," will mix and mingle with listeners at a St. Paddy's Dinner at Herm's Inn, 1435 Canyon Road, Logan. Dinner prepared by Chef Robyn Monk. Reception is at 6:30 p.m. with seating at 7 p.m. Vegetarian options will be available. For reservations, visit Questions: or 435-797-3215.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    Science Unwrapped - Bird's-Eye View of Science

Presentation/Speeches / Biology

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to Science Unwrapped at USU, the public science outreach program of USU's College of Science. Featured March speaker is ornithologist Kimberly Sullivan, associate professor in USU's Department of Biology and the USU Ecology Center, who presents "A Bird's-Eye View of Science." Hands-on learning activities and refreshments follow Dr. Sullivan's talk. Admission is free.

Eccles Conference Center Auditorium, More Info

Saturday, March 18

10:00 am - 12:00 pm    Intramural Table Tennis Tournament

Recreational / Campus Recreation

Table Tennis (ping pong) tournament begins!

HPER Building, More Info

10:00 am - 12:00 pm    Intramural Pickleball Tournament

Recreational / Campus Recreation

Pickleball tournament begins!

Aggie Recreation Center (ARC), More Info

10:00 am - 2:00 pm    UPR's "Wild About Utah: A Day Outdoors," with guest Zorba Paster

Recreational / Utah Public Radio (KUSU)

10 a.m.-noon: A Maple Syrup Workshop with Emily Pavlovic, naturalist educator. Participants will learn how to identify which trees to tap and when. Noon-1 p.m.:Lunch provided (vegetarian options available). 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Hike with the 'Wild About Utah' experts. Part of UPR's "Plan Your Weekend with Dr. Zorba Paster" event. Stokes Nature Center, Logan Canyon. Questions: or 435-797-3215.Reservations at link below.

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11:00 am - 2:00 pm    NEHMA Family Art Day

Special Event / Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Maps The practice of mapmaking is an ancient form combining science and art. Join NEHMA and Merrill-Cazier Library staff to explore the intersection of art and geography. We will use satellite photography and computers to make artworks about the places you’ve been as well as the places you dream of visiting! While NEHMA is closed for construction, Family Art Days will be held at the Merrill-Cazier Library on USU campus. The event on March 18th will be in the Library Room 122 from 11am-2pm.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Vania and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

After the recent death of their parents, siblings Vanya and Sonia receive a surprise visit from their movie star sister, Masha. She and her younger boyfriend, Spike, are in town under the guise of attending a costume party. This Tony Award-winner unleashes mayhem and hilarity over the course of a weekend when sibling rivalries, regrets, hopes and dreams are revealed. This play contains adult language and content.

Caine Lyric Theatre, More Info

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm    Pobev

Arts & Entertainment / Other

Students perform Poetry and music. Free beverage and a treat!

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info