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March 19 - 25, 2017

Sunday, March 19

10:59 am - 10:59 am    Swaner's Craft Sunday

Arts & Entertainment / Cooperative Extension

Bring your crafty kids to Swaner's Craft Sunday! Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter will offer a nature-themed craft every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages are welcome!

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Climbing Wall

Recreational / Extension

Climb through the EcoSystem from the bedrock all the way to the uplands. Our indoor climbing wall is fun for all ages. We supply the harness and ask that you come with shoes having covered toes.

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info




Monday, March 20

7:30 am - 7:00 pm    Natural Resources Week at USU

Celebration Week / College of Natural Resources

The Utah State University community is invited to participate in a variety of activities during Quinney College of Natural Resources Week March 20-25. “Our theme for the week is ‘Naturally Engaged’,” says Molly van Engelenhoven, QCNR student senator. “We invite all Aggies to join with us in a week of service, education and fun.” Activities include engaging presentations from guest speakers, a Dutch oven potatoes cookout, a charity 5K fun run, a traditional Loggers’ Breakfast and a benefit lunch to fight hunger in the local community. The week’s activities are open to all. Many are free, unless otherwise noted. Learn more at the Web link below.

Utah State University Campus, More Info


8:00 am - 10:00 pm    Humans vs Zombies Week (Z-Week) by the RHA Zombie Aggies Organization (ZAO)

Student Activities / Student Club/Organization

Registration Opens: 3/6/2017! Sponsored by USU's Residence Hall Association, Humans vs Zombies is a semi-annual campus-wide week long game of tag seen through the lens of a simulated Zombie Apocalypse. To read the rules of the game, or to sign up for this unique experience, please visit: http://www.hvzsource.com/zombieaggies/ Officers of the Zombie Aggies Organization plan and facilitate exciting campus-wide missions that run each night from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM and provide players with opportunities to practice leadership skills, solve problems, and work in a team. This event has been held annually for seven years.

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10:32 am - 10:32 am    Join the USU Special Olympics Coaching Team

Student Activities / Other

Do you Enjoy athletics? Do you enjoy helping others to grow and learn? USU Special Olympics is growing and in need of extra Swim, track, softball and cheer coaches! We would love to have you join our team. Please email specialolympicsteams.usu.edu for more information.

HPER Building, More Info


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




Tuesday, March 21

8:00 am - 10:00 pm    Humans vs Zombies Week (Z-Week) by the RHA Zombie Aggies Organization (ZAO)

Student Activities / Student Club/Organization

Registration Opens: 3/6/2017! Sponsored by USU's Residence Hall Association, Humans vs Zombies is a semi-annual campus-wide week long game of tag seen through the lens of a simulated Zombie Apocalypse. To read the rules of the game, or to sign up for this unique experience, please visit: http://www.hvzsource.com/zombieaggies/ Officers of the Zombie Aggies Organization plan and facilitate exciting campus-wide missions that run each night from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM and provide players with opportunities to practice leadership skills, solve problems, and work in a team. This event has been held annually for seven years.

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10:32 am - 10:32 am    Join the USU Special Olympics Coaching Team

Student Activities / Other

Do you Enjoy athletics? Do you enjoy helping others to grow and learn? USU Special Olympics is growing and in need of extra Swim, track, softball and cheer coaches! We would love to have you join our team. Please email specialolympicsteams.usu.edu for more information.

HPER Building, More Info


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm    The Achievements of Muslim Physicians During the Medieval Ages

Presentation/Speeches / History

Dr. Abdul Nasser Kaadan, a visiting scholar from Weber State University, will speak about the achievements and contributions in medicine made by Arab and Muslim physicians during the Medieval Ages that are attributed to western physicians. Kaadan is an internationally known scholar and medical doctor.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm    MSFE Info Session

Information/Orientation / Jon M. Huntsman College of Business

Learn more about the Masters of Science in Finance and Economics program here at Utah State University. The MSFE is a fast growing program with renowned professors from across the world that will help set you apart from the competition. Free pizza will be provided.

Huntsman Hall, More Info


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Syria: The Cradle of Civilization and the Gateway to History

Presentation/Speeches / History

International scholar and Syrian refugee Dr. Abdul Nasser Kaadan will discuss the causes, consequences and potential future of the crisis in Syria. Kaadan is a visiting scholar based at Weber State University.

Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Perspectives Club Documentary- Mona Lisa's Smile

Special Event / Center for Women and Gender

“A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles”

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Vanya 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




Wednesday, March 22

6:30 am - 8:30 am    Why Did the Moose Cross the Road? Making Highway Crossings Safer For All.

Lecture & Readings / Cooperative Extension

Roads are getting safer in the Wasatch! Join us to welcome Patty Cramer, ecologist and researcher, who will talk about her research regarding wildlife crossings in the state of Utah. The cost is $5 for the public and is free for members.

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info


8:00 am - 10:00 pm    Humans vs Zombies Week (Z-Week) by the RHA Zombie Aggies Organization (ZAO)

Student Activities / Student Club/Organization

Registration Opens: 3/6/2017! Sponsored by USU's Residence Hall Association, Humans vs Zombies is a semi-annual campus-wide week long game of tag seen through the lens of a simulated Zombie Apocalypse. To read the rules of the game, or to sign up for this unique experience, please visit: http://www.hvzsource.com/zombieaggies/ Officers of the Zombie Aggies Organization plan and facilitate exciting campus-wide missions that run each night from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM and provide players with opportunities to practice leadership skills, solve problems, and work in a team. This event has been held annually for seven years.

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9:00 am - 3:00 pm    North Teacher Fair

Fair/Festival / Career Services

The annual Utah Statewide Teacher Recruitment Fairs held in March will be attended by ready-to-interview graduating students and alumni from regional teacher preparation colleges and universities. School districts from several states will be represented. Registration for Utah and Idaho will begin December 1st, 2016 and for all other locations January 15, 2017.

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info


10:00 am - 11:00 am    Fulbright Student Presentation

Workshop / Office of Global Engagement

Utah State University is hosting a one-day workshop on Fulbright Program Opportunities, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Fulbright provides grants for study, research, and teaching assistantships abroad for faculty, administrators and students. Discover how you can make an impact abroad with Fulbright! Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities for Scholars, Faculty, and Professionals – Sophia Yang, Fulbright Program Officer View AggieCast at http://aggiecast.usu.edu

Distance Education Building, More Info


10:32 am - 10:32 am    Join the USU Special Olympics Coaching Team

Student Activities / Other

Do you Enjoy athletics? Do you enjoy helping others to grow and learn? USU Special Olympics is growing and in need of extra Swim, track, softball and cheer coaches! We would love to have you join our team. Please email specialolympicsteams.usu.edu for more information.

HPER Building, More Info


11:00 am - 12:00 pm    Fulbright Student Presentation for Students

Workshop / Office of Global Engagement

Utah State University is hosting a one-day workshop on Fulbright Program Opportunities, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Fulbright provides grants for study, research, and teaching assistant ships abroad for faculty, administrators and students. Discover how you can make an impact abroad with Fulbright! Fulbright Program Opportunities for Students – Lee Rivers, Fulbright Outreach Specialist View AggieCast at http://aggiecast.usu.edu

Distance Education Building, More Info


11:00 am - 12:00 pm    Fulbright Student Presentation

Presentation/Speeches / Office of Global Engagement

Join Global Engagement from 11:00 am to 12:00 am for the Fulbright Student Presentation in Distance Education, 013.There are a variety of events all day long for students, staff, faculty and administrators. Fulbright provides grants for study, research, and teaching assistant ships abroad. come learn about the opportunities Fulbright offers and how you can apply. https://us.fulbrightonline.org/ Presentation will also be available online via AggieCast at http://aggiecast.usu.edu/

Distance Education Building, 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


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Rachel Lumsden

Common Hour / Center for Women and Gender

The Center for Women and Gender has teamed up with the Caine College of the Arts to bring in Rachel Lumsden. She will be joining the Center for a brown bag lunch presentation. Her presentation will include an article about gender, humor, performance, and representations of womanhood in a collaborative piece for modern dance by Doris Humphrey and Vivian Fine, called "The Race of Life" (1937). Bring your sack lunch and join us for a journey about the research in music theory and happiness. Coffee, Tea, and water provided

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm    Mindfulness

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

This experiential workshop will help participants learn mindfulness skills for managing stress and living more fully in the present moment. Participants learn the concept of mindfulness, and a variety of activities related to mindfulness meditation, including the body scan, sitting meditation, and walking meditation.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Fulbright Student Presentation :Open Meeting with Fulbright Administrators

Workshop / Office of Global Engagement

Utah State University is hosting a one-day workshop on Fulbright Program Opportunities, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Fulbright provides grants for study, research, and teaching assistant ships abroad for faculty, administrators and students. Discover how you can make an impact abroad with Fulbright!

Distance Education Building, More Info


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm    Fulbright Student Presentation

Workshop / Office of Global Engagement

Utah State University is hosting a one-day workshop on Fulbright Program Opportunities, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Fulbright provides grants for study, research, and teaching assistant-ships abroad for faculty, administrators and students. Discover how you can make an impact abroad with Fulbright! One-on-one Sessions with Fulbright Administrators 2:30 to 4:30 pm, Distance Education, Room 203 Schedule a 15-minute time slot by calling 435-797-1124 or emailing international.programs@usu.edu

Distance Education Building, More Info


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm    Metamorphosis: Resilience Training Series

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Resilience is showing to be predictive of academic success. This workshop will focus on fostering determination, goal setting, organization and decision making with an emphasis on developing a growth mindset. Participants will learn how to bounce back from disappointment and stick to their life plan.

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Getting the Most out of Your Sleep

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Learn how to deal with sleep problems as well as how to manage your sleep to get the most rest from the time you have.

Distance Education Building, More Info


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Fulbright Student Presentation: Reception with Fulbright Administrators

Workshop / Office of Global Engagement

Utah State University is hosting a one-day workshop on Fulbright Program Opportunities, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Fulbright provides grants for study, research, and teaching assistant-ships abroad for faculty, administrators and students. Discover how you can make an impact abroad with Fulbright!

TSC, Skyroom Restaurant, More Info


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm    Discover Landscape Architecture Night

Arts & Entertainment / College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Join us for the Discover Landscape Architecture Night on March 22 at 6 p.m.

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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Vanya 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




Thursday, March 23

8:00 am - 10:00 pm    Humans vs Zombies Week (Z-Week) by the RHA Zombie Aggies Organization (ZAO)

Student Activities / Student Club/Organization

Registration Opens: 3/6/2017! Sponsored by USU's Residence Hall Association, Humans vs Zombies is a semi-annual campus-wide week long game of tag seen through the lens of a simulated Zombie Apocalypse. To read the rules of the game, or to sign up for this unique experience, please visit: http://www.hvzsource.com/zombieaggies/ Officers of the Zombie Aggies Organization plan and facilitate exciting campus-wide missions that run each night from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM and provide players with opportunities to practice leadership skills, solve problems, and work in a team. This event has been held annually for seven years.

More Info


10:32 am - 10:32 am    Join the USU Special Olympics Coaching Team

Student Activities / Other

Do you Enjoy athletics? Do you enjoy helping others to grow and learn? USU Special Olympics is growing and in need of extra Swim, track, softball and cheer coaches! We would love to have you join our team. Please email specialolympicsteams.usu.edu for more information.

HPER Building, More Info


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm    Dr. David Payne Lunch Lecture

Lecture & Readings / College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Dr. David Payne, a graduate of the USU School of Veterinary Medicine and associate veterinarian at Cottonwood Animal Hospital in Salt Lake City, is holding a question and answer session on the perspectives being a vet student and life after school. All students are welcome, but his message is specifically targeted to pre-vet students and 1st and 2nd year students in veterinary medicine.

Merrill-Cazier Library, More Info


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm    "Journalism in an Age of Fake News:" featuring speakers from the Salt Lake Tribune

Lecture & Readings / Political Science

Two prominent members of the journalism community in Utah—Paul Huntsman, Sr., owner of The Salt Lake Tribune and Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Tribune editor—will discuss how the paper navigates this terrain, how they select the stories the Tribune considers news, and what it all means to an informed citizenry. Free and open to the public.

Eccles Conference Center, More Info


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

Seminar/Symposium / College of Engineering

The WEAU team will present a seminar titled "Expansion of the Magna, UT wastewater treatment plant with a focus on reuse of treated water".

Engineering Building, More Info


6:30 pm - 8:15 pm    Dinner Date Night with Wally Goddard

Presentation/Speeches / Extension

Join us to hear Wally Goddard’s advice for Common Marriage Traps. Every couple falls into damaging relationship traps. Sometimes those pitfalls destroy the relationship. Sometimes they help us learn the things we need to know to have a stronger relationship. Come learn how to turn traps into growth. Cost: $20.00 per person or $35.00 per couple Register: dinner-date-night-wally-goddard.eventbrite.com

TSC, Skyroom Restaurant, More Info


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Helicon West presents 'The Bull Pen Slam' open reading

Lecture & Readings / English

Helicon West presents 'The Bull Pen Slam' as its monthly open-mic event. Members of the Bull Pen, USU English Department creative writing club will present readings. Helicon West's motto: Open microphone. Caffe Ibis coffee. Uncensored. Logan Library Bridger room, 255 N. Main, Logan.

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    CWG-Early Career & Lifetime Achievement Awards

Awards / Center for Women and Gender

The women of Cache Valley have a rich and vibrant legacy, but too often their influence goes unrecognized and their vital contributions to our community and our world, unacknowledged. The Center for Women and Gender is continuing the Utah State University tradition of recognizing and honoring remarkable women whose courage, accomplishments, and successes allow other women to put dreams into action as they work to attain individual goals. These remarkable role models immeasurably bless our community. The 2016 Achievement Awards recognize accomplishments of women throughout their lives. Two awards will be given. One is for an early-career woman whose actions and accomplishments are already providing inspiration to other women. The other is a lifetime achievement award for a woman who has demonstrated excellence in her field and whose accomplishments and leadership have provided guidance and encouragement for others across many years.

TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Vanya 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




Friday, March 24

8:00 am - 10:00 pm    Humans vs Zombies Week (Z-Week) by the RHA Zombie Aggies Organization (ZAO)

Student Activities / Student Club/Organization

Registration Opens: 3/6/2017! Sponsored by USU's Residence Hall Association, Humans vs Zombies is a semi-annual campus-wide week long game of tag seen through the lens of a simulated Zombie Apocalypse. To read the rules of the game, or to sign up for this unique experience, please visit: http://www.hvzsource.com/zombieaggies/ Officers of the Zombie Aggies Organization plan and facilitate exciting campus-wide missions that run each night from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM and provide players with opportunities to practice leadership skills, solve problems, and work in a team. This event has been held annually for seven years.

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10:00 am - 11:00 am    Leadership Forum - Doug Foxley Founder and Managing Director, Foxley & Pignanelli

Special Event / Jon M. Huntsman College of Business

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to interact with Doug Foxley. Doug Foxley has been at the nexus between business and government since graduating from law school and beginning his lobbying practice in 1978. Mr. Foxley was a 2016 Co-Chairman of the reelection campaigns of Governor Gary Herbert and Congresswoman Mia Love. He has also served as a strategic advisor on numerous campaigns throughout his career - most notably being his work as a Senior Advisor to the Jon Huntsman for Governor campaign.

Huntsman Hall, More Info


10:30 am - 11:30 am    Building a Better Brain

Workshop / Other

Come learn how to make your brain work for you!

Taggart Student Center, More Info


10:32 am - 10:32 am    Join the USU Special Olympics Coaching Team

Student Activities / Other

Do you Enjoy athletics? Do you enjoy helping others to grow and learn? USU Special Olympics is growing and in need of extra Swim, track, softball and cheer coaches! We would love to have you join our team. Please email specialolympicsteams.usu.edu for more information.

HPER Building, More Info


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Brown Bag Discussion: ‘Please help us. We are Syrian refugees'

Presentation/Speeches / Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology

Peg Petrzelka, professor of sociology, discusses her experiences in Rabat, Morocco, home to some 1,500 Syrian refugees. She relates their stories of war, their lives as refugees and their plans for the future. This informal brown bag lunch is for anyone interesting in knowing more about their situation. RSVP for provided lunch to Courtenae.palmer@usu.edu.

Old Main, More Info


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm    Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

Workshop / Counseling and Psychological Services

Are you feeling stuck in your mind? Are you tired of controlling and avoiding painful experiences? This workshop, based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, provides an alternative view of human suffering and helps you to face challenges more effectively.

Taggart Student Center, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Vanya 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


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Opera Scenes

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

USU Opera Theatre presents opera and musical scenes including A Little Night Music, Carmen, The Consul and Hairspray.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info




Saturday, March 25

9:00 am - 3:00 pm    More Than Puppy Love: Understanding the Roles of Animals in Our Lives and in Therapy

Seminar/Symposium / Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences Dept

Animals have played key roles in the lives of humans for centuries. From that human-animal bond, the field of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) has emerged as a multidisciplinary, complimentary form of therapy. Professionals and lay persons alike are combining forces to bring animal assisted interventions to a wide variety of populations, including those in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice centers, schools, and various clinical practice settings. This is a seminar and continuing education opportunity for veterinarians, medical and mental health professionals, educators, students and community members. Four CEUs are available through The National Association of Social Workers Utah Chapter, Utah Psychological Association, and the Utah Veterinary Medicine Association. The registration fee is $25 for the general public and $125 for professionals receiving continuing education credit. Lunch is provided.

Agricultural Science Building, More Info


9:00 am - 4:00 pm    Student Professional Awareness Conference

Conference / Electrical and Computer

SPAC (Student Professional Awareness Conference), hosted by USU’s IEEE student branch, is an opportunity for students to develop professional and engineering skills that may not be covered in school. This year’s theme is “Imagination at Work.” Workshops include Raspberry Pi, Git, Entrepreneurship, Engineering Consulting, and more. Keynote speaker will be Jonathan Chew, a Disney Imagineer. Lunch will be catered by Mo’ Bettah’s Hawaiian Style Food.

Caine Performance Hall, More Info


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Climbing Wall

Recreational / Extension

Climb through the EcoSystem from the bedrock all the way to the uplands. Our indoor climbing wall is fun for all ages. We supply the harness and ask that you come with shoes having covered toes.

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Opera Scenes

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

USU Opera Theatre presents opera and musical scenes including A Little Night Music, Carmen, The Consul and Hairspray.

Chase Fine Arts Center, More Info


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Vanya 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