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Thursday, March 12

USU Employee Giving Campaign

Fundraiser

Every year employees demonstrate an extraordinary spirit of community by participating in the USU Employee Giving Campaign. This year, the USU Employee giving campaign begins March 2 and lasts through March 31.

Employees can contribute to their passions: students, staff development and the local Community - the possibilities are unlimited. And every dollar given is more than just a gift; it is an investment in Utah State University. Your participation also boosts student recruitment and retention, helps foster the support of outside donors, advances academic research, study, and initiatives, provides development opportunities for staff and give back to this beautiful community we live in.

Visit employeegiving.usu.edu and make a donation today.

3/12, All Day | Utah State University | More Info

Utah Women Making History Exhibit

Exhibition

2020 marks three important anniversaries for the women’s movement. We are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first Utah woman casting her ballot, the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Brooke Smart’s illustrations celebrate the Utah women who worked to advance their communities. These are on display in the atrium of Merrill-Cazier Library now.

3/12, All Day | Merrill-Cazier Library | 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.

3/12 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.

3/12 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).

3/12 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.

3/12 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.

3/12 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Fronteridades, Integración y Transformación: A Personal Story

Cultural/Diversity

Marina Bernal will reflect upon the challenges that she has faced and faces as a migrant. She will discuss how these challenges have helped her to better herself and, in turn, help others.

3/12 at 12:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Speed Career Coaching

Conference/Seminar

Attend the Speed Career Coaching and bring your resume! Meet with career coaches, CAAS faculty/staff, and peer advisors to learn quick tips on resumes, interviewing, internships, and your elevator pitch. Get yourself ready to network and apply for jobs/internships!

Hosted by Career Services in the ARGS Lobby - stop by when you can!
For more details visit: https://usu.joinhandshake.com/events/442486

3/12 at 1:30 pm | Agricultural Science Building | More Info

Women in Agriculture: Feed Your Career

Conference/Seminar

Speed Coaching
1:30-3:30 pm | Colony Rooms
Stop by Speed Coaching for quick tips. Meet with Career Coaches,faculty/staff, and employers to learn best practices for your career development! Bring your resume!

4-6 pm | Sky Room
4:00-4:25– Welcome and keynote
4:25-5:10– Panel
5:10-6:00– Networking
You are invited to attend the Panel & Networking event where you can hear from successful women in various agriculture careers. Following a panel discussion, build your winning network while chatting with more successful professionals!

3/12 at 1:30 pm | TSC, Skyroom Restaurant | More Info

[CANCELED] Department Colloquium: The Fourier pseudo-spectral numerical schemes for nonlinear PDEs and their stability

Conference/Seminar

Speaker: Cheng Wang, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Abstract: The Fourier pseudo-spectral numerical schemes are considered for nonlinear partial differential equations (PDE). Stability and convergence analysis are analyzed in detail, such as viscous Burgers' equation and incompressible fluid equations. Related applications to the incompressible quasi-geostrophic equation will also be addressed, in both 2-D and 3-D, for smooth and vortex sheet initial data. In addition, high order time-stepping schemes (up to fourth-order accuracy order) will be explored in detail. Unconditional stability is established for the implicit time-stepping algorithms.

3/12 at 3:30 pm | Animal Science | More Info

Women in Agriculture: Feed Your Career

Conference/Seminar

You are invited to hear from a panel of successful women in diverse agriculture career paths, featuring a key note with Crista Sorenson. Learn about the various career paths and journeys these successful women took as they built their careers.

Following the panel, network with the panelists to build connections, ask questions, and connect with your peers over appetizers. Come learn and build your winning network!

For more details visit: https://usu.joinhandshake.com/events/395702

3/12 at 4:00 pm | TSC, Skyroom Restaurant | More Info

NEHMA Presents PBS Utah's "Book Club in a Box" - Theme: Animals

Arts/Entertainment

“Book Club in a Box” pairs a novel with a PBS Utah documentary on different topics each month. Every second Thursday of the month, NEHMA hosts a discussion of the book and film with local scholars and faculty, also including a discussion of a related artwork from the museum’s collection. The event is free and open to all — no sign-up required! Light refreshments will be served.

Theme: Animals
Book: "Never Cry Wolf" by Farley Mowat
Documentary: "Inside Animal Minds"
Learn more about the book and film on NEHMA's website: https://artmuseum.usu.edu/events/

Book discussion led by Rob Carney, professor of English and literature at Utah Valley University
Film discussion led by Allison Willoughby, USU School of Veterinary Medicine
Art discussion led by Bolton Colburn, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at NEHMA

Read the book and come ready to share your thoughts, or watch the documentary at NEHMA and enjoy the book later. Although certainly helpful, reading the book isn’t required to participate in “Book Club in a Box” events.

For more information about “Book Club in a Box,” contact Teri Guy at teri.guy@usu.edu or 435-797-7239.

3/12 at 5:00 pm | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Communitas Lecture Series: Jairo Salazar

Arts/Entertainment

Salazar earned an MA in art history from the University of North Texas. He has taught modern, contemporary, and Latin American art history courses at Universidad de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano (Columbia) and University of North Texas. His research is devoted to issues related to the dialogical intersections between war, catastrophe, and trauma within the realms of contemporary art in Latin America. He is currently a faculty instructor at Colquitlam College and collaborates as a lecturer for Mobil Art School in Vancouver, Canada.

3/12 at 5:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Breaking Barriers: Wild Womxn Workshop Series "Backpacking 101: What to Pack and How to Pack it"

Workshop/Training

Join us in creating a space where women (trans and non-binary inclusive) can gain knowledge and inspiration to recreate in outdoor spaces. Entrance is free and open to all! Pizza will be served!

3/12 at 6:00 pm | Outdoor Recreation Center | More Info

BAP Professional Meeting

Workshop/Training

A professional from Eide Bailly will show students how to use Excel for Public Accounting. Along with tips and formulas to increase Excel proficiency. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.

3/12 at 6:30 pm | George S. Eccles Business Building | More Info

Helicon West presents Amber Caron and Natalie Rogers

Arts/Entertainment

Helicon West will host fiction writers Amber Caron and Natalie Rogers on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 7:00 PM in the Logan Library Bridger Room, 255 North Main. Amber and Natalie teach fiction writing for the USU English Department.  FREE. Uncensored. Open Mic. 

3/12 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Helicon West presents Amber Caron and Natalie Rogers

Arts/Entertainment

Helicon West will host fiction writers Amber Caron and Natalie Rogers on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 7:00 PM in the Logan Library Bridger Room 255. Amber and Natalie teach fiction writing for the USU English Department. Free. Uncensored. Open Microphone.

3/12 at 7:00 pm | More Info

From the Bass Up

Arts/Entertainment

Meet Edicson Ruiz, the youngest player ever to join the ranks of the Berlin Philharmonic! A shining example of the ground-breaking El Sistema, Mr. Ruiz is one of the most successful bass soloists of the present time. Capping off our celebration to youth, the Lyceum Philharmonic and the USU Symphony Orchestra will perform together the grand Second Symphony by Jean Sibelius. Enjoy this delightful event for the whole family!

3/12 at 7:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info



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