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December 1 - 7, 2019

Sunday, December 1

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

12/01 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Swaner's Craft Sunday

Arts/Entertainment | Home, Family, and Food

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

12/01 at 11:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Monday, December 2

No-Test Week

Academic Calendar | Fall Semester

Monday - Friday

12/02, All Day | Utah State University | More Info

USU Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment


There are twenty-one faculty members who are participating in this biennial exhibition. Painting by Chris Terry, Jane Catlin, Noel Carmack, Anthony Lott, Woody Shepherd, Rob Wilson, Dennise Gackstetter, Shane Larson
Prints by Kathy Puzey, Amanda Lee, Holland Larsen, Kristine Sarette,
Photography by Fazilat Soukhakian,
Graphic design poster by Bob Winward
Ceramics by John Neely, Dan Murphy, Todd Hayes, Christopher Kanyusik, Antra Sinha, Tom Alward,
Sculpture by Ryoichi Suzuki.

12/02 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Little Naturalist

Lecture/Readings | Home, Family, and Food

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 f or 10 programs.

12/02 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Biological Engineering Seminar Series

Conference/Seminar

The BE Department's Seminar Series Speaker, Mr. Issa Hamud, Director of Logan City Environmental Department, will present: "The Financial Impacts of New Nutrient Removal Regulations to Logan City Citizens".

December 2nd at 11:30 in ENGR 326

Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act directs the states to list impaired water bodies and develop Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for these water bodies to restore the water quality of the listed water bodies. Under Section 303(d) of the CWA, Cutler Reservoir and the Middle Bear River have been identified as water quality limited due to low Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), and excess phosphorus loading to the river and reservoir from the surrounding watershed.

The state of Utah conducted a TMDL study which was completed and approved in 2010. The study required that the City of Logan wastewater treatment system reduce phosphorous discharge by 62% in the summer and 48% in winter. This presentation will highlight the planning process, project cost, impact on the affected households in the service area, and the expected outcome.

A meet and greet with Mr. Hamud will be held immediately following the seminar in ENGR 326.

12/02 at 11:30 am | Engineering Building | More Info

Faith Distress Support Group

Student Activities

This group is an opportunity to get together in a safe environment and learn from and support each other. Each week, we will discuss pertinent issues related to faith that create stress (e.g., having faith doubts or internal conflict with elements of your faith, clarifying your spiritual identity, stresses associated with faith transitions, finding a spiritual place of belonging, talking to those of different faiths, etc.). The topic is motivated by those who participate that day. The group is facilitated by Monique Frazier, a psychologist from USU Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).

12/02 at 1:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Geosciences Speaker Series: Graduate Students

Conference/Seminar

Three Geology Grad Students will present on the research they have done.

12/02 at 3:30 pm | Geology building | More Info

Academic Senate

Meeting

The USUSA Academic Senate meets to discuss needs and concerns in each college.

12/02 at 4:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Public Forum During USUSA Academic Senate Meeting

Meeting

Take the opportunity to observe and present to the USUSA Academic Senate, comprised of each college senator and the Executive Vice President. As your representatives, they are eager to hear about your ideas and answer your questions.

Please contact admin.ususa@usu.edu by the Friday before to ensure time is set aside for you to present, discuss, and ask questions.

12/02 at 4:00 pm | More Info

Ice Cream Week

Student Activities

Free Aggie Ice Cream for all registered USU Salt Lake and Orem students

12/02 at 4:30 pm | More Info

Men's Basketball V. Dixie State

Sports

USU Men's Basketball takes on the Dixie State Trailblazers at home. Come support your Aggies!

12/02 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

Women's Basketball V. Dixie State

Sports

USU Women's Basketball takes on the Dixie State Trailblazers at home. Come support your Aggies!

12/02 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

Symphonic Band/Cache Wind Symphony

Arts/Entertainment

TBA

12/02 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info


Tuesday, December 3

No-Test Week

Academic Calendar | Fall Semester

Monday - Friday

12/03, All Day | Utah State University | More Info

Biological Engineering Seminar Series

Conference/Seminar

The BE Department's Seminar Series Speaker, Ms. Ashley Farnsworth, Research and Development Engineer at Merit Medical, will present: "Academia to Industry; A journey in Medical Device Design".

December 3rd at 9:00 am in ENGR 205

Merit Medical Systems is one of the global leading manufacturers of disposable medical devices in the areas of Cardiology, Radiology, Oncology, Critical Care and Endoscopy. Merit Medical’s goal is to be the world’s most customer-focused healthcare company. Come and learn about medical device design and the innovative ways Merit Medical is trying to Understand. Innovate. Deliver.

A meet and greet with Ms. Farnsworth will be held immediately following the seminar in ENGR 205.

12/03 at 9:00 am | Engineering Building | More Info

USU Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment


There are twenty-one faculty members who are participating in this biennial exhibition. Painting by Chris Terry, Jane Catlin, Noel Carmack, Anthony Lott, Woody Shepherd, Rob Wilson, Dennise Gackstetter, Shane Larson
Prints by Kathy Puzey, Amanda Lee, Holland Larsen, Kristine Sarette,
Photography by Fazilat Soukhakian,
Graphic design poster by Bob Winward
Ceramics by John Neely, Dan Murphy, Todd Hayes, Christopher Kanyusik, Antra Sinha, Tom Alward,
Sculpture by Ryoichi Suzuki.

12/03 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

12/03 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

12/03 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

12/03 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

12/03 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

SEA Board Meeting

Meeting

Members of the Staff Employee Association board meet to discuss staff concerns, plan staff events, and conduct other business as necessary for the SEA.

12/03 at 12:00 pm | Old Main | More Info

ENVE Industry Tour

Special Event

The USU SAMPE Club is hosting an industry Tour at ENVE Composites in Ogden Utah. email usu.sampe@gmail.com for more information.

12/03 at 1:00 pm | More Info

Boren Award Application Workshop

Workshop/Training

Come to a Boren Award application workshop hosted by Katie Davidson, USU Study Abroad Advisor, in the Office of Global Engagement.

The Boren Awards are a prestigious scholarship and fellowship, focused in national security and language learning for study abroad programs at the undergraduate (scholarship) and graduate (fellowship) level.

Application Deadlines:
January 9, 2020: Boren Fellowship On-campus deadline
January 15, 2020: Boren Scholarship On-campus deadline

https://www.borenawards.org/

12/03 at 3:00 pm | More Info

Physics Department Colloquium: Ducted Gravity Waves Over Poker Flat, Alaska

Conference/Seminar

Weekly seminar where specialists speak on topics related to their academic and/or professional careers in Physics.

At this week's Department of Physics colloquium (11/12), Howard L. Blood Scholar Kenneth Zia will be presenting his research into Ducted Gravity Waves Over Poker Flat, Alaska.

12/03 at 3:00 pm | SER Building | More Info

Make a Light Up Tree

Student Activities

Free Hands-On Workshop
Presented by Dave Kardelis
Sign-up in the LLC

12/03 at 4:00 pm | More Info

Holiday Beeswax Wrap Workshop

Workshop/Training | Home, Family, and Food

Looking for sustainable, fun, inexpensive, and creative holiday gifts? Join us to learn how to make beautiful and environmentally friendly reusable beeswax wraps. These wraps can be used to keep food fresh as an alternative to plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Make a set of wraps to use at home and leave with the skills to make more!

Supplies will be provided. However, if you have a 100% cotton fabric that you would like to make wraps out of, feel free to bring it along.

12/03 at 5:30 pm | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Men's Basketball

Sports

Utah State University Eastern Men's Basketball vs Western Wyoming Community College
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usu-eastern-mens-basketball-tickets-70049781783

12/03 at 6:00 pm | More Info

AIS Competition Kickoff

Information/Orientation | Competitions

Are you interested in technology? Analytics? AI? Come learn about a great opportunity to learn more about tech by participating in an AIS competition. Students from any major are encouraged to attend and participate in a competition.

12/03 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

E-Club Gives Back Service Event

Celebration/Fair/Festival

This is our closing event for fall semester so come recognize a semester of success!

12/03 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Youth Conservatory Christmas Recital

Arts/Entertainment

Join us for a delightful Community Christmas Recital featuring remarkable piano students ages 18 and under and a surprise holiday number performed by the USU piano faculty! Mr. and Mrs. Clause will be joining us, so don't forget to stick around after the concert to take your family picture. We hope to see you there! This event is free and open to public.

12/03 at 6:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Know Before You G Avalanche Awareness Clinic

Workshop/Training

Come join us for a free "Know before you go" presentation with forecasters from the Utah Avalanche Center. This presentation will introduce the safety fundamentals for winter backcountry travel in avalanche terrain.

12/03 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Pericles

Arts/Entertainment

Pericles, prince of Tyre, is one of the suitors for the beautiful daughter of Antiochus, King of Antioch, who has told all suitors they must decipher a riddle to earn her hand in marriage. Pericles cleverly solves the riddle, but shortly therafter realizes he knows too much. He sets off to sea where he encounters murder, famine, shipwrecks, pirates, fatherhood, and everything in between.

12/03 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre | More Info


Wednesday, December 4

No-Test Week

Academic Calendar | Fall Semester

Monday - Friday

12/04, All Day | Utah State University | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

12/04 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

USU Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment


There are twenty-one faculty members who are participating in this biennial exhibition. Painting by Chris Terry, Jane Catlin, Noel Carmack, Anthony Lott, Woody Shepherd, Rob Wilson, Dennise Gackstetter, Shane Larson
Prints by Kathy Puzey, Amanda Lee, Holland Larsen, Kristine Sarette,
Photography by Fazilat Soukhakian,
Graphic design poster by Bob Winward
Ceramics by John Neely, Dan Murphy, Todd Hayes, Christopher Kanyusik, Antra Sinha, Tom Alward,
Sculpture by Ryoichi Suzuki.

12/04 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

12/04 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

12/04 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

12/04 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

12/04 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Holiday in the Hub

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Join USU Dining Services in celebrating the holidays with some free food from all around campus! Enjoy free samples, watch some chef demos, and don't forget to help donate to the USU Inclusion Center's Sub for Santa drive while you're there.

12/04 at 11:00 am | TSC, HUB | More Info

Tesla ASME Webinar

Lecture/Readings

USU ASME is hosting a webinar where you can come and learn from Mitchel Heinzmann, a senior mechanical engineer at Tesla. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Asmeaggie@gmail.com for room number and specific event details.

12/04 at 11:00 am | Engineering Building | More Info

End Of The Semester Social

Social/Networking

The Latinx Cultural Center invites you to join us in taking a break from gearing up for your upcoming finals to enjoy some pizza, make some friends, and take some time to celebrate the end of a great semester!

12/04 at 12:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Walking and Eating Meditation with Rebecca Blais

Lecture/Readings

You walk and eat every day. Come learn how to do it mindfully.

12/04 at 2:15 pm | Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence | More Info

Preparing For Finals

Workshop/Training

Learn about test anxiety, strategies to work with it, and ways to succeed despite it! Go over preparation for exams, 5 day study plans, and test taking strategies.

12/04 at 2:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Chemistry & Biochemistry Departmental Seminar

Conference/Seminar

Chem 4890 Student Poster Presentations

12/04 at 4:00 pm | More Info

Make a Light Up Tree

Student Activities

Free Hands-On Workshop
Presented by Dave Kardelis
Sign-up in the LLC

12/04 at 4:00 pm | More Info

Workshop: The Hardest Parts of Being a Writer

Workshop/Training

Jordan Forest, a writing center tutor, will teach a workshop from 5-6 pm, followed by free tutoring from 6-7 pm.

12/04 at 5:00 pm | More Info

Get Away Special General Team Meeting

Meeting

The Get Away Special Team is an undergraduate, extracurricular, small satellite research team within the Utah State University Department of Physics. This meeting is where sub-teams collaborate to ensure the success of projects such as a NASA CSLI-selectee CubeSat GASPACS and other small satellite research. All majors in any college are welcome to attend!

12/04 at 5:30 pm | SER Building | More Info

USU Concrete Canoe Club Meeting

Student Activities

The USU Concrete Canoe Club will be meeting at this time to discuss ideas and make plans for the construction of our 2019-20 concrete canoe for the Rocky Mountain Regional ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition in April 2020.
(Room location may vary depending on other events.) Beginning in October, we will meet Saturday mornings in the Concrete Lab in the Technology building for construction work.

12/04 at 5:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Engineers Without Borders Team Meeting

Meeting

Come join Engineers Without Borders! We are a club devoted to help empower communities to meet their basic human needs. We have an International Team that helps communities in Peru, and we have a domestic team that helps communities in Southern Utah. You do not have to be an engineer to join. Everyone is welcome!

12/04 at 6:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Women's Basketball v. San Jose State

Sports

USU Women's Basketball take on the San Jose State Spartans at home. Come support your Aggies!

12/04 at 7:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

Pericles

Arts/Entertainment

Pericles, prince of Tyre, is one of the suitors for the beautiful daughter of Antiochus, King of Antioch, who has told all suitors they must decipher a riddle to earn her hand in marriage. Pericles cleverly solves the riddle, but shortly therafter realizes he knows too much. He sets off to sea where he encounters murder, famine, shipwrecks, pirates, fatherhood, and everything in between.

12/04 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre | More Info

USU Symphony Orchestra: Firebird and Rio

Arts/Entertainment

How does Stravinsky relate to Rio de Janeiro? Come find out as we uncover two new Latin American works and a combined performance of The Firebird, in an evening featuring dancers from the Cache Civic Ballet, USU Theatre faculty members Stephanie White, Adrianne Moore, and Shawn Fisher, the Fry Street Quartet, USU faculty bassist Braun Khan, as well as composers Clarice Assad and Sergio Bernal (yes, orchestra conductor Sergio Bernal). Enjoy this delightful event for the whole family!

12/04 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info


Thursday, December 5

No-Test Week

Academic Calendar | Fall Semester

Monday - Friday

12/05, All Day | Utah State University | More Info

USU Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment


There are twenty-one faculty members who are participating in this biennial exhibition. Painting by Chris Terry, Jane Catlin, Noel Carmack, Anthony Lott, Woody Shepherd, Rob Wilson, Dennise Gackstetter, Shane Larson
Prints by Kathy Puzey, Amanda Lee, Holland Larsen, Kristine Sarette,
Photography by Fazilat Soukhakian,
Graphic design poster by Bob Winward
Ceramics by John Neely, Dan Murphy, Todd Hayes, Christopher Kanyusik, Antra Sinha, Tom Alward,
Sculpture by Ryoichi Suzuki.

12/05 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

12/05 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

12/05 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

12/05 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

12/05 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

12/05 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

CEHS Diverse Grad Student De-Stress Event

Social/Networking

Please join other graduate students for a few moments of stress-reducing activities! There will be cookie decorating, propagating plants to take with you, and making paper snowflakes. Stop by EDUC 282 between noon and 1:20.

12/05 at 12:00 pm | Education Building | More Info

Math Kangaroo Practice

Information/Orientation

Math Kangaroo is an international mathematics competition for kids in grades 1-12. The problems are fun! They challenge kids to use mathematical reasoning and creativity. Come join us for a practice session, and learn how to register for the competition in March.

12/05 at 4:30 pm | Agricultural Science Building | More Info

Engineering Council

Meeting

Weekly Council planning meeting for the Engineering Council. Open to all students who want to be engaged with the College of Engineering.

12/05 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

SIAM Dead Week Social

Student Activities

Come Take a Break from Studying and Relax with SIAM! We will be watching 'The Man Who Knew Infinity,' and serving Pizza and Popcorn.

12/05 at 5:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Wintersongs

Arts/Entertainment

Begin your holiday season with the USU choirs in the lush acoustics of St. Thomas Aquinas. Beautiful, timeless, choral music with English handbells, a candlelight processional and a wonderful, warm atmosphere will make up the evening.

12/05 at 6:00 pm | More Info

Pericles

Arts/Entertainment

Pericles, prince of Tyre, is one of the suitors for the beautiful daughter of Antiochus, King of Antioch, who has told all suitors they must decipher a riddle to earn her hand in marriage. Pericles cleverly solves the riddle, but shortly therafter realizes he knows too much. He sets off to sea where he encounters murder, famine, shipwrecks, pirates, fatherhood, and everything in between.

12/05 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre | More Info

USU Eastern: Festival of Carols

Arts/Entertainment

Join us at USU Eastern for the Festival of Carols.

12/05 at 7:30 pm | More Info

These Shining Lives

Arts/Entertainment

These Shining Lives is a play written by Melanie Marnich. Based on the true story of four women who worked in a watch factory in Ottawa, Illinois, the play dramatizes the danger women faced in the workforce in the 1920s, and the lack of concern by companies for protecting the health of its employees.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/these-shining-lives-tickets-65545597647

12/05 at 7:30 pm | More Info

Festival of Carols Concert

Arts/Entertainment

USU Eastern Choirs

12/05 at 7:30 pm | More Info

USUSA Latin Dance

Cultural/Diversity

Come learn how to Latin dance! First hour teaching, second hour practice and free dance! We teach bachata, merengue, cumbia, and salsa.

12/05 at 8:00 pm | HPER Building | More Info

Wintersongs

Arts/Entertainment

Begin your holiday season with the USU choirs in the lush acoustics of St. Thomas Aquinas. Beautiful, timeless, choral music with English handbells, a candlelight processional and a wonderful, warm atmosphere will make up the evening.

12/05 at 8:00 pm | More Info


Friday, December 6

Last Day of Classes

Academic Calendar | Fall Semester

Fall semester 2019 last day of classes.

12/06, All Day | Utah State University | More Info

No-Test Week

Academic Calendar | Fall Semester

Monday - Friday

12/06, All Day | Utah State University | More Info

Assessment and Intervention for Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)

Workshop/Training

This seminar will address issues related to understanding auditory processing disorders in children based on evidence from cognitive science, hearing science, and language sciences. Clinical implications for assessment and treatment will be discussed.

Learning objectives:
At the conclusion of the event, the participants will:
• Describe how APD is currently defined and characterized by various professionals (ASHA, AAA).
• Describe a hierarchical assessment approach for assessing APD.
• Discuss intervention activities for children who may experience APD with or without concomitant language disorders.

12/06 at 9:00 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

USU Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment


There are twenty-one faculty members who are participating in this biennial exhibition. Painting by Chris Terry, Jane Catlin, Noel Carmack, Anthony Lott, Woody Shepherd, Rob Wilson, Dennise Gackstetter, Shane Larson
Prints by Kathy Puzey, Amanda Lee, Holland Larsen, Kristine Sarette,
Photography by Fazilat Soukhakian,
Graphic design poster by Bob Winward
Ceramics by John Neely, Dan Murphy, Todd Hayes, Christopher Kanyusik, Antra Sinha, Tom Alward,
Sculpture by Ryoichi Suzuki.

12/06 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

12/06 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

12/06 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

12/06 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

12/06 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

12/06 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Lunch and lecture with Corey Flintoff, former NPR Moscow correspondent

Lecture/Readings

Lunch and lecture with Corey Flintoff, retired international correspondent previously based in Moscow for National Public Radio.

12/06 at 12:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Piano/Vocal Student Recital

Arts/Entertainment

USU Eastern

12/06 at 12:30 pm | More Info

MHR Internship Reports (Raytheon & Polaris)

Conference/Seminar | Focused Friday

Second-year Master of Human Resource (MHR) students report on projects, work, and lessons learned from their summer internships. Presenters this week:

Coby James - Raytheon
Creede Wheeler - Polaris

12/06 at 12:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Novel Flame Retardants and Current Use Pesticides in Arctic Ecosystems

Conference/Seminar

Semi-volatile organic contaminants are anthropogenic compounds that pose health risks to humans and ecosystems and are able to undergo long range transport in our atmosphere. When SVOCs are persistent in the environment they reach remote areas thousands of miles from their sources, including polar regions. SVOCs include many compounds which have been banned due to their toxic effects and environmental persistence including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and dichlordiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). Chemical manufacturers have responded with new and structurally similar compounds to accomplish the same tasks. The environmental fate of these new compounds, particularly in remote ecosystems, has received little attention relative to their chemical predecessors. This talk will summarize my ongoing research in the Alaskan Arctic quantifying seasonal concentrations of novel brominated flame retardants and current use pesticides in air and water. Since results from this work have not yet been generated, this talk will focus on my hypotheses, study design, and development of sampling and laboratory methods. (Plus lots of pretty pictures!)

12/06 at 2:30 pm | Utah State University Campus | More Info

Reindeer Express

Fundraiser

The USU School of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences proudly present the third annual Reindeer Express. Come and help Santa's reindeer get ready for their long Christmas Eve flight!
Families will have the opportunity to see Santa's reindeer, along with horses, donkeys, cattle, and a camel. Children can also visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and drop off letters for Santa to read when he gets back to the North Pole. Local choirs will sing holiday music throughout the evening and other holiday activities, such as horse and carriage rides, will be available for families to enjoy. Our veterinarians and Santa's head elf will also be conducting health checks on the reindeer to ensure they are ready for their big flight.
This year, we will be busing all attendees from free parking at ICON Health & Fitness to and from the event.

12/06 at 3:30 pm | More Info

Reindeer Express

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he's bringing his reindeer team. Join us on Dec. 6 with your loved ones for a holiday experience unlike any other. The USU School of Veterinary Medicine will be performing health checks on Santa's reindeer to ensure that they are ready to make their long journey around the world. Join us for an afternoon and evening of fun that includes many kids activities, concessions, horse and carriage rides. You can learn more about the amazing things that veterinarians do while while interacting with other animals such as camels and donkeys, and maybe even get a chance to bottle feed some calves. Visit vetmed.usu.edu for more information. This event is a fundraiser to support student scholarships. The cost is $4 which includes parking, transportation to the event (from Icon), a free treat, horse and carriage rides, and an opportunity to visit with Santa and the animals.

12/06 at 3:30 pm | More Info

USU Observatory Public Viewing Night

Special Event

Astronomy enthusiasts of all ages are invited to view Cache Valley's night sky from the USU Observatory on campus. Admission is free. IMPORTANT NOTE: In the event of clouds or inclement weather, the gathering will be cancelled. To avoid disappointment, please visit observatory.usu.edu for updates. The website also has directions and parking information.

12/06 at 6:00 pm | SER Building | More Info

Pericles

Arts/Entertainment

Pericles, prince of Tyre, is one of the suitors for the beautiful daughter of Antiochus, King of Antioch, who has told all suitors they must decipher a riddle to earn her hand in marriage. Pericles cleverly solves the riddle, but shortly therafter realizes he knows too much. He sets off to sea where he encounters murder, famine, shipwrecks, pirates, fatherhood, and everything in between.

12/06 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre | More Info

These Shining Lives

Arts/Entertainment

These Shining Lives is a play written by Melanie Marnich. Based on the true story of four women who worked in a watch factory in Ottawa, Illinois, the play dramatizes the danger women faced in the workforce in the 1920s, and the lack of concern by companies for protecting the health of its employees.
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/these-shining-lives-tickets-65545597647

12/06 at 7:30 pm | More Info

Tri State Band Festival

Arts/Entertainment

TBA

12/06 at 8:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info


Saturday, December 7

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

12/07 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Women's Club Volleyball Winter Kickoff

Recreation

All teams are welcome to participate. You can register and pay online by December 7th.

12/07 at 9:00 am | HPER Building | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

12/07 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Home Buyer Education

Workshop/Training

This workshop was developed to educate first time homebuyers about the home purchasing process. This education will help them better understand each step in the process and gain confidence in their home buying decisions. Certificates of completion may be used to qualify for first time homebuyer financial assistance programs. Housing and financial counseling services are available to Cache, Box Elder, and Rich county residents.

Variety of presenters including Realtors, Mortgage Lenders, Insurance Agents and Housing Counselors. Topics include budgeting, Credit, Evaluation Housing Needs, Working with a Realtor, Mortgage Sustainability, Mortgage Products, Closing Costs, and Borrower Obligations.

12/07, All Day | More Info

Home Buyer Education

Workshop/Training

This workshop was developed to educate first-time homebuyers about the home purchasing process. This education will help them better understand each step in the process and gain confidence in their home buying decisions. This workshop and housing counseling is offered free of charge.

12/07, All Day | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

12/07 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

12/07 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

12/07 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Pericles

Arts/Entertainment

Pericles, prince of Tyre, is one of the suitors for the beautiful daughter of Antiochus, King of Antioch, who has told all suitors they must decipher a riddle to earn her hand in marriage. Pericles cleverly solves the riddle, but shortly therafter realizes he knows too much. He sets off to sea where he encounters murder, famine, shipwrecks, pirates, fatherhood, and everything in between.

12/07 at 2:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre | More Info

Men's Basketball v. Fresno State

Sports

Watch USU Men's Basketball take on Fresno State at home. Come support your Aggies!

12/07 at 4:00 pm | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | More Info

These Shining Lives

Arts/Entertainment

These Shining Lives is a play written by Melanie Marnich. Based on the true story of four women who worked in a watch factory in Ottawa, Illinois, the play dramatizes the danger women faced in the workforce in the 1920s, and the lack of concern by companies for protecting the health of its employees.
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/these-shining-lives-tickets-65545597647

12/07 at 7:30 pm | More Info




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