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Thursday, February 20

Leadership Summit

Student Activities

This event is reserved for students who are ready to use their unique experience and skill to discover their potential and enrich the lives of fellow students. Interview and compete for a position in leadership groups including University Ambassadors, Student Government, Student Mentors, Residence Hall Association, the Service Involvement Center and more.

From 2/20 at 8:00 am to 3/20 at 4:00 pm | More Info

"Exotic Creatures"

Arts/Entertainment

Gallery East Art Exhibit
Art by Kelly Lynn Wright & Anna Day

2/20 at 9:00 am | More Info

Third Annual Paper & Clay Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Paper & Clay is a national juried exhibit that showcases exceptional student work from across the country. The exhibition is open to all current BFA & MFA printmaking and ceramic students and provides them an opportunity to compete and exhibit in a professional space. This year's show includes 57 works from 42 different institutions across the country. The reception for the exhibit is February 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Impact Commons behind the gallery.

2/20 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Student Body Elections

Student Activities

Come vote for your representatives.

2/20 at 9:00 am | 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.

2/20 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.

2/20 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).

2/20 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated

Exhibition

"Particle & Wave" features forty-five artists from across the world who incorporate paper pulp and organic fibers into their clay. The exhibition explores innovation, creativity and connection by sharing the breadth of work being created by artists spanning five continents who choose paperclay for its adaptability, tensile strength, translucency, and ecological and sustainable characteristics.

"Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated" is organized by The International Paper Clay Exhibition Project, and curated by Peter Held.

2/20 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Thomas Campbell: Lint Basket Supremeo and Unii Ciøn Yyikæ

Exhibition

Thomas Campbell is an interdisciplinary media maestro who creates eloquent and romantic narratives about the fringes of contemporary American culture in a variety of formats, including sculpture, ceramics, music, printmaking, painting, photography, drawing, and film.

A two-part, two-gallery sequence, "Lint Basket Supremeo" (a multi-medium survey) and "Unii Ciøn Yyikæ" (new works) give a sense of Campbell’s creative output over the last ten years leading up to today, including new works created during an artist residency at Utah State University’s Department of Art & Design last fall.

2/20 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Buckner Lunch & Learn

Social/Networking | Student Recruiting

Buckner is an insurance brokerage firm in the property, workers comp, liability, employee benefits, risk management, & bonding and surety markets. Come learn about full-time opportunities they have open right now. Lunch will be provided. Please register here beforehand.

2/20 at 11:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Student Success Workshop

Workshop/Training

Stress Management - Tips to Improve Physical and Mental Wellness

Free and open to all USU Eastern students

2/20 at 12:00 pm | More Info

Gallery Walk with artist Pilar Pobil

Exhibition

Pilar Pobil is a well-known artist who was born in Spain at a time "when women were not encouraged to pursue their ambitions." She followed a more traditional path -- she got married, moved to the United States and had three children. When she was in her forties, she began to take her ambition seriously. She's self-taught in many mediums and currently resides in a beautiful, well-painted home in Salt Lake City. Pilar creates art from a place of feeling, using this to depict the reality she has lived.

Join Pilar at Utah State University's Merrill-Cazier Library for a walk around an exhibit featuring her work. She will discuss what each piece meant to her at the time of its creation. This event is free and open to the public.

2/20 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop

Workshop/Training

If you are currently receiving a Pell Grant, then you are eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad! Fall 2020, Academic Year 2020-2021, and Summer 2020 applications are due March 3, 2020.

Come to one of our advising sessions for Gilman Scholarship applications to get an overview of the scholarship,
plus tips for essay writing. If you would like feedback from an advisor on your essays, you are welcome to bring them.

The sessions will be held in Military Science 217 (upstairs). Feel free to come and go as needed during the workshops.

2/20 at 2:00 pm | More Info

Why Failure is Essential for Student Learning

Workshop/Training

Students are frequently asked to achieve, on their first attempts, stellar results on high-stakes, high-pressure assessments. New research on the science of learning is beginning to show us that this strategy does not work well, though, because it is not how human beings naturally learn. We need to make mistakes before we can get the right answers. In this talk, I’ll be reviewing some of the most important findings in this new area of inquiry and suggesting ways that we can generate “opportunities for failure” in our courses so that our students may learn more effectively.

Josh Eyler is director of faculty development and director of the Thinkforward Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of Mississippi, where he is also on the faculty in the department of writing and rhetoric. He previously worked on teaching and learning initiatives at Columbus State University, George Mason University, and Rice University. His research interests include the biological basis of learning, evidence-based pedagogy, and disability studies, and he is the author of How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching (WVU, 2018).

2/20 at 2:30 pm | Distance Education Building | More Info

3D Bridge Competition

Student Activities

Bridge Competition Rules
The bridge must:

be made of only 3D printed ABS
span a minimum of 5 in.
be no more than 10 in. long
be no more than 3 in. wide
be no more than 3 in. tall
Weigh no more than 1 lb.
Accept a loading block 1.5 in. X 1.5 in.

The provided loading block must:

be centered horizontally across the 5 in. span.

pass completely through the bridge, parallel to the ground and normal to the long axis of the bridge design space.

vertical placement of the loading block does not matter given the bridge is supports all the weight.


The winner will be selected according to which bridge meets all requirements listed and hold the most weight without breaking.

Breaking will be identified through a bridge which may no longer support the test weight, or which deflects the loading block more than 1 in. from the original unloaded position.

2/20 at 3:30 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Data, Models, Errors, And Uncertainty

Conference/Seminar

Talk by Eric Kostelich, President's Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences - ASU

2/20 at 3:30 pm | Animal Science | More Info

Dr. Eyler Book Signing

Reception/Reunion

Dr. Eyler will be signing copies of his book, How Humans Learn; The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching, during a short reception after his seminar. Books will be sold during this event as well.

2/20 at 4:30 pm | Distance Education Building | More Info

Year of the Women: Optimizing Health with Iron: Resistance Training for the [Fe]male Population

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Year of the Woman

Speaker Normajean Driscoll, PT, DPT, CSCS will present about optimizing health with Iron

2/20 at 5:00 pm | HPER Building | More Info

Black Summit Series: Transformative Action Towards Self Care

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Black Student Union prepares for its Annual Soul Food and is presenting a speaker series!
Transformative Action Towards Self Care presented by Gabriela Palomino Therapist at SAAVI on better ways in which we can take care of ourselves and practice self-care.

2/20 at 5:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Pinewood derby

Recreation

Pine wood derby at community night.
2 category's, open with no rules and BSA rules

2/20 at 6:30 pm | TSC, International Lounge | More Info

Community Night

Exhibition

Community Night is your opportunity to experience fun, hands-on learning. Launch mini rockets, or play in the 3-D sandbox. Visit the Electrical Engineering section to learn how to solder; or stop by the Mechanical section and compete in our famous pine wood derby competition. Don’t forget to explore Kids Korner for the egg-drop event and popcorn! There’s something for everyone so bring the entire family!

2/20 at 6:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Talent Show

Arts/Entertainment

The talent show is open to anyone in the College of Engineering. We are accepting talents of all kinds, the nerdier the better, but any talent is welcome. We will accept 12 applications. The participants will be judged by a panel of professors. Prizes will be given to overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and another prize for nerdiest talent. First place prize is $50. All participants will receive a pad of engineering paper.

Participants are required to attend a planning meeting on the Monday or Tuesday before the talent show. There is a question on the sign-up sheet to indicate which day works better.

2/20 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Election Stop

Student Activities

Come dance with friends and find out who your next Student Body President, Executive VP, and VP for Activities will be.
For current USU students only.

2/20 at 9:00 pm | More Info

Election Stomp

Student Activities

Election results will be announced at 10:00 pm.

2/20 at 9:00 pm | More Info



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