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September 26 - October 2, 2021

Monday, September 27

Applied Mathematics Seminar


In-Person: ANSC 119
ZOOM ID: 860 6092 4997 PWD: USUAMS

Title: Sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification using novel physics-constrained machine learning

Speaker: Dr. Hamidreza Karbasian, Fields Institute, University of Toronto

A new physics-constrained data-driven approach is proposed for sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification of large-scale chaotic dynamical systems. Unlike conventional sensitivity analysis, this approach can solve the unsteady sensitivity function for PDE-constrained optimizations. In this new approach, high-dimensional governing equations, such as Navier-Stokes equations, from physical space are transformed into an unphysical space to develop a closure model in the form of a Reduced-Order Model (ROM). Subsequently, a new data sampling approach is proposed to build a data-driven approach for this framework. It is shown that the proposed approach can capture sensitivities for large-scale chaotic dynamical systems, where Finite Difference (FD) approximations fail ...

9/27 at 10:30 am | Animal Science | More Info

Turkey Trot: Registration Opens


Participate in Campus Rec's first annual Turkey Trot, a fun run and walk 5k!
We will have four heats for this race. The first two heats will be for the more competitive racers to compete for the top three female and male finishers. The third heat, Open Heat, will be for those that want to walk and/or have a more recreational pace.
Can't make it to Logan campus on Nov 6? Join the fourth heat competing virtually. Please have your time submitted to amanda.bray@usu.edu by Friday, November 5th by noon to be considered for the top 3 finishers.

Registration opens Sep. 27 and closes Oct. 22. With every registration, you will receive a turkey trot hat.
We are also collecting nonperishable food items to be donated to a local charity. If you bring in a food item to the race, you will receive a free water bottle.


9/27 at 1:00 pm | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

Edwards Lifesciences Info Session

Social/Networking | Student Recruiting

Edwards Lifesciences will be doing a virtual info session to talk about internships and full-time positions available at their Utah office. Interested students should register on Handshake.

9/27 at 5:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Aggie Pitch

Special Event | Competitions

Come and pitch your product/service and business plan for a chance to win cash prizes to put towards your venture! Open to students of all majors.

9/27 at 5:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Virtual Outdoor Program Workshop: Backpacking 101


Come learn the basics of backpacking! We'll talk about trip preparation, weight distribution, injuries prevention, and some essential items to carry on the trail.
Register at virtualrec.usu.edu to receive Zoom link.

9/27 at 7:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Business Week: Movie Night Monday

Student Activities

Join us on the Quad at 8pm to watch Remember the Titans. Come watch this terrific movie as your bring your friends, roommates, pillows, blankets and snacks.

9/27 at 8:00 pm | Quad | More Info

Aaron Jones Party and Dance

Student Activities

Come join us in Aaron Jones Hall for the annual AJ Party and Dance! Happening at 9:00 PM

9/27 at 9:00 pm | More Info

Tuesday, September 28

Student Thriving


A Front & Center Speaker Series webinar featuring Dr. Jennifer Bloom and Dr. Amanda Propst Cuevas from Florida Atlantic University.

9/28 at 10:30 am | Online/Virtual | More Info

Business Week: Taco Tuesday

Student Activities

All Huntsman students are invited to Taco Tuesday, September 28th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM outside Huntsman Hall! All the tacos are free, so get some lunch and learn more about the amazing opportunities that Huntsman School has to offer! 

9/28 at 11:00 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Fidelity Webinar: Navigating Market Volatility

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Be Well invites you to join Fidelity in a financial wellness presentation as they present on navigating market volatility. You will learn when to consider changing your investments, understand how to pull money out of the market and the effects of moving cash, and why to consider saving more in workplace savings plans. Register today for the webinar! Participation in this event qualifies as an activity for the Be Well Rewards program.

9/28 at 12:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Stress Management Workshop

Workshop/Training | Diversity and Inclusion

We will have the opportunity to learn more about how to handle and manage stress throughout the school year. Join us for some refreshments and treats in room 336 at the Taggart Student Center.

9/28 at 12:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

CHaSS Grad School 101 Workshop


Information about Graduate School from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences!

9/28 at 12:30 pm | Old Main | More Info

STEM Career Fair


This event is geared toward STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) employers and students interested in pursuing a career in the STEM field. There will be a day to for recruiters and students to meet in person, and the option to meet virtually. The in-person event will occur the day before the virtual event.

9/28 at 3:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Biology Speaker Seminar Series: Dr. Robert Schaeffer


Dr. Robert Schaeffer from Utah State University will be presenting a discussion of his research in-person as well as on Zoom. Attend the seminar in-person in LSB 207 or on Zoom: https://usu-edu.zoom.us/j/83955459503?pwd=bXhoNCtLb1UzTy9zcEV1V3ByUzZodz09

9/28 at 3:30 pm | Life Sciences Building | More Info

Data Science & Statistics Seminar

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The Data Science and Statistics Seminar is a monthly series of talks involving current research by data scientists and statisticians from USU and other institutions. Faculty and students from all disciplines are invited to participate in these talks, which tend to involve interdisciplinary applications and methodological developments. Fall 2021 talks will be conducted remotely.

9/28 at 4:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Pre-Law Series: Personal Statements Workshop

Student Activities

The CHaSS Outreach Coordinator and Pre-Law Advisor are teaming up to bring you a series of conversations with alumni working in legal careers. Join us each month as we explore various opportunities and aspects of the legal profession. All USU students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

On Tuesday, September 28 we’ll focus on writing personal statements for law school applications with CHaSS alum, Nate Alder (HIST ’91), an experienced litigator and trial attorney.

Join us as we provide important tips to help you prepare for the law school application process. We’ll also share opportunities for ongoing mentorship. If you’re thinking about law school, don’t miss this event!

9/28 at 4:00 pm | More Info

Succulent Paint Night

Student Activities

Come paint your pot and plant your succulent in the JLSC!

9/28 at 7:00 pm | Utah State University Campus | More Info

Mindfulness Meditation | Sitting in breath and presence


FREE REGISTRATION: https://bit.ly/mindfulnessandmeditationweekly

Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress. Mindfulness meditation has been proven to support various health conditions - stress, anxiety, pain, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and more - and help you experience thoughts and emotions with greater balance and acceptance, improve attentiveness, and relieve burnout.

Practicing self care through mindfulness and meditation can help you relax and focus on what is most important - your overall wellness. This is a weekly, online wellness series hosted by the Utah State University Office of Health Equity and Community Engagement and Tribal & Rural Opioid Initiative Resource Center.

9/28 at 7:30 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Wednesday, September 29

Business Week: Wellness Wednesday

Student Activities

On Wednesday, we will be in Huntsman Hall, encouraging students to focus on their wellness. Visit our table to learn about mental health resources and a short activity in exchange for a treat.

9/29 at 8:00 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Virtual Group Fitness Class


Join us for our free virtual fitness class every week! This week, focusing on the muscular endurance of your abdominals, obliques, and lower back with Ab Attack.

Register at virtualrec.usu.edu to receive the Zoom link!

9/29 at 8:00 am | Online/Virtual | More Info

CHaSS Grad School 101 Workshop


Information about Graduate School from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences!

9/29 at 2:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Virtual STEM Fair


The STEM Fair is a great opportunity for USU Aggies to network with employers looking to hire for internships, careers, and more! This is one of the most important events you can attend in your college career. It provides you next steps and gets you prepared for the future. Experience is the most important thing you can graduate with.


9/29 at 3:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Jazz Jams Clinic



9/29 at 4:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Wild Womxn Series: Mountain Bike


Grab your bike and come spend a few hours pedaling with other awesome ladies (trans and non-binary inclusive)! We will meet at the OP shop, load up our bikes and drive to the Green Canyon trailhead and ride. No prior experience is needed, but must be able to ride a bike without training wheels. Trip cost includes transportation to and from the trailhead and student leadership. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mountain bike (in working condition). If you need a bike, an OP rental is available at no additional cost (pending availability). All participants must have health insurance and abide by OP and University Policies.

Register at recportal.usu.edu under Outdoor Programs Trip.

9/29 at 4:00 pm | Outdoor Recreation Center | More Info

Intramurals - Pickleball Tournament

Student Activities

Come watch/participate in the Intramurals happening at 6:00 pm at the city pickleball courts behind the Wave Pool!

9/29 at 6:00 pm | More Info

Karaoke and Just Dance Party

Student Activities

Come join us for a fun night of Karaoke and Just Dance Party happening on the USU Eastern Fountain Field at 7:00 PM

9/29 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Jazz Jams


An eagerly awaited tradition around the Music Department is our series of monthly jam sessions, in which a guest artist (or two or three) from outside Cache Valley visits to perform jazz standards with USU students and community members in a relaxed environment. Come and sit in on a tune, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the music. Jam sessions are completely unscripted, so you never know what exactly will happen, but it’s great fun watching musicians perform without a net! Our guest artist for September 29 is saxophonist/composer/arranger/bandleader Brian Booth. Brian’s music career has spanned 3 decades, during which time he has performed with many of the premier groups from around the Salt Lake area. He has performed with numerous notables including Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, Mel Tormé, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra Jr., Maureen McGovern, Rosemary Clooney, Debby Boone, and many others. Brian is a member of the Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra (SLCJO) where he plays lead tenor saxophone, and he occasionally works with the Utah Symphony. With his good friend, trombonist Kevin Stout, Booth has released four CD recordings on the Jazzed5 Records label.

9/29 at 7:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Thursday, September 30

Dog Donation Drive


Come donate Dog Treats, Blankets & Toys at the JLSC on Sept. 30th from 9 am-3 pm! For the Carbon County Dog Shelter.

9/30 at 9:00 am | More Info

Aviation Career Fair


The USU Aviation Career Fair provides students a unique opportunity to connect with dozens of employers right here in Logan. Meet and talk with representatives from airlines and other aviation-related companies such as Alaska/Horizon, Republic, SkyWest, Envoy, United, and other aviation-related companies! Discuss your qualifications, find where jobs are opening, and learn what employers are looking for in the near future! This is a great networking opportunity even for students who aren't looking to graduate soon.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Mark you calendars now, update your resumes, and come prepared to meet some of the great airline companies throughout the United States.

9/30 at 10:00 am | More Info

Lunch & Learn - Aetna: Wellness for Busy People

Panel Discussion/Presentation

You juggle a lot – work, home, family and more. And you’re still expected to make time for you! Sometimes it’s just easier to go through the drive thru or skip your workout. But how does this impact your overall stress and wellbeing? You can’t create more hours in the day, but you can fit health into your busy schedule. Register today and join the Be Well program along with Aetna, USU's Employee Assistance Program, as they provide this Lunch & Learn. Attendance and participation in this event qualify as a required activity for the Be Well Rewards program.
This training will discuss:
• Healthy choices and how they make you more productive
• Tips for eating well on the go
• Ways to squeeze in exercise
• Tricks to relax
• How to prioritize your health when everyone and everything else is a priority

9/30 at 12:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Building Interactive Learning Activities with Atomic Assessments


Atomic Assessments provide 65 question types with multiple delivery and feedback options. They can be embedded nearly anywhere in Canvas, for practice or for points. Options abound for math and science. See how to create the interactive lessons you've longed to provide your students.

9/30 at 2:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Math & Stats Education Teaching Showcase

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The Mathematics and Statistics Education Group hosts a monthly Teaching Showcase to collaborate and share ideas for strategic motivation and improvement in their teaching opportunities. Please consider sharing a short presentation or story about something you’ve tried in your classes.

Contact Pata Rujirawat 797-0746 if you'd be interested in presenting or for further information.

9/30 at 3:30 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

College of Science 2021 Virtual Fall Convocation - Invitation Only


2021 Virtual Fall Convocation

Dates: September 30, 2021 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: This invitation only event will be held virtually on Zoom with login information sent via email
Attendees: Students and Donors by invitation only

Our college’s alumni often cite the faculty, staff, fellow students and family, who encouraged them in their academic journey, along with donors, who provided financial support that made their education at Utah State possible. Many of these alumni seek opportunities to give back and offer a hand up to new Aggies following in their footsteps.

Fall Convocation celebrates this enduring legacy by recognizing outstanding student recipients of our graduate and undergraduate College of Science scholarships and awards, as well as the generous scholarship donors supporting these scholars in their endeavors. The annual gathering provides an opportunity for Aggies, from generation to generation, to share their stories, their challenges and their wisdom in warm fellowship.

9/30 at 5:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

Business Week: High Fitness

Student Activities

Join our high fitness activity from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM on the quad Thursday, September 30th! The event is open to anyone and everyone, so bring your friends to come party!

9/30 at 6:00 pm | Quad | More Info

Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Arshay Cooper

Panel Discussion/Presentation

This week’s speaker is Arshay Cooper, who grew up on the West Side of Chicago, raised by a single mom in a neighborhood surrounded by gangs and drugs. In 1997, he joined (and later became captain of) the first All- Black high school rowing team at Manley High School, an experience that changed Arshay’s life.

Over the years, Arshay has coached and helped start several rowing programs for low-income youth across the country, and anywhere a puddle of water exists, so that other young people can experience the profound change that can happen on the water.

Arshay is mostly known for diversifying the sport of rowing and his activism work in Chicago. He is the author of his memoir, “A Most Beautiful Thing”, which has also been made into a major motion picture.

9/30 at 6:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

USU SHRM Resume-Building Activity

Student Activities

USU SHRM Chapter is holding a resume-building activity. This is open to everyone looking to build an awesome resume We are here to help you build your resume and get employers' attention. Come see how we can help you. This is free to all that want to come.

9/30 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info



The USU Eastern Women's Volleyball team take on College of Southern Idaho at the BDAC

9/30 at 6:00 pm | More Info

Bachelor and Non Traditional BBQ

Student Activities

This event allows students who are currently in there bachelors or considered Non traditional students to connect with other peers and share their knowledge with one another. In addition, there will also be outdoor games such as pickle ball, and corn toss for families to come and enjoy.

9/30 at 6:15 pm | More Info

Neon Mini Golf

Student Activities

Join the Series Committee for some neon mini golf and other fun carnival games! Food will be provided! No tickets required. Join the fun!

9/30 at 8:00 pm | TSC, International Lounge | More Info

Friday, October 1

Intermountain Growth Summit


DESCRIPTION: The Intermountain Growth Summit (IGS) is the premiere forum for small- to medium-size enterprises (SMEs) that represent 99.9% of all businesses in the Intermountain West. The purpose of the IGS is to connect these often overlooked enterprises with the critical resources they need to enhance their brand, accelerate their growth, create new jobs, and expand their presence in the region and beyond.
The IGS is the only event of its kind in the Intermountain region that links SMEs with the resources, contacts, partnerships, and education required to significantly enhance company performance and growth.

WHO IS COMING: 300+ attendees, including entrepreneurs, innovators, business owners, managers, and community leaders who want to expand their enterprises; and numerous individuals and supporting organizations that help facilitate growth, including government officials, academic experts, business consultants, bankers, angel investors, private equity groups, venture capitalists, marketing experts, attorneys, HR advisors, and nonprofit executives.

FOCUS 2021: “Building Back!”—How to rebuild better economies, communities, and businesses after 2020

10/01 at 8:25 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

A Fireside Chat with Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson on Women and Leadership

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The Utah Women & Leadership Project invites you to join us for our second Fall Women’s Leadership Forum.

Deidre M. Henderson, Utah’s ninth Lieutenant Governor, is well-recognized in Utah for her political leadership for eight years in the Utah State Senate. She gained a reputation as a strong conservative, a champion for government transparency, and a vocal advocate for women and families. In this engaging fireside chat, she will respond to questions about her own leadership development journey and provide her insights and perspectives on why, where, and how women today are needed to influence, impact, and lead in all settings. Come, listen, and learn from this important conversation! This event is open to all girls/women and those who influence them (this includes men too).

Register to join.

10/01 at 12:00 pm | More Info

Student Bus Ride to Utah State vs BYU Football Game

Student Activities

Come support the USU Football Team take on BYU!

There will be a bus taking students to the tailgating event and also the game! Limited seats are available. If you are interested in coming and getting a ride, you can come to sign up in the USU Eastern Student Government office upstairs JLSC room 213 or look for the flyers around campus. The bus will leave for Logan at 12:15 PM.

10/01 at 12:15 pm | Maverik Stadium | More Info

Alumni Lunch Series: Alek Nelson

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The Alumni Lunch Series is now CHaSS Trailheads, but our events will continue to provide meaningful opportunities for current students to connect with our amazing alumni. All USU students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to attend!

Join us for a Digital Portfolios workshop with Alek Nelson (JCOM ‘21), Director of Marketing and Media at CacheARTS.

What is a Digital Portfolio? Come learn more about an important tool in the virtual hiring world. Learn how to showcase your skills and get noticed by potential employers and hear how Alek used his portfolio to rise to the director role right out of college!

Please wear a mask and help us continue to host in-person events this semester.

Refreshments will be provided after the event.

10/01 at 1:30 pm | Old Main | More Info



Tailgating before the big BYU VS USU game. Lots of hot dogs, hamburgers, soda and corn hole.

10/01 at 3:00 pm | Maverik Stadium | More Info

Business Week: Tailgate Party

Student Activities

On Friday, we will be tailgating at the south entrance of Maverik Stadium from 3-5. Come get some hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks before we play BYU in our black out game.

10/01 at 3:00 pm | Maverik Stadium | More Info

A Time to Die: Adoption of Physician-Assisted Dying in Utah

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Physician-assisted dying is legal in at least ten U.S. states and the District of Columbia under legislation known as Death with Dignity Laws. Should Utah also offer the option? Join a online panel discussion led by USU bioethicist Andy Anderson; Pat Sadoski, senior care consultant and retired hospice nurse; and family physician and hospice medical director Matthew Welter. The discussion, broadcast online via AggieCast, is free and open to all. The event is hosted by Utah State University's College of Science, with media sponsor Utah Public Radio. More at: https://www.usu.edu/science/events/time-to-die

10/01 at 7:00 pm | Online/Virtual | More Info

USU Hockey Club vs UVU


Join us for USU Men's Hockey Club for their first home game!

10/01 at 7:00 pm | George S. Eccles Ice Center | More Info

Utah State Theatre: Introspection


Enjoy a free multimedia theatre performance with USU students.

10/01 at 7:30 pm | Caine Lyric Theatre | More Info

Saturday, October 2



The USU Eastern Women's Volleyball team take on Salt Lake Community College

10/02 at 1:00 pm | More Info

Utah State Theatre: Introspection


Enjoy a free multimedia theatre performance with USU students.

10/02 at 7:30 pm | Caine Lyric Theatre | More Info




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