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Milton R. Merrill Speaker Series in Political Science: Dr. Margit Tavits

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The Political Science Department presents:" Legacies of the Third Reich: Concentration Camps and Outgroup Intolerance." Giving the lecture is Dr. Margit Tavits, Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. Margit's research focuses broadly on issues related to political parties and institutions, corruption, gender inequality, and post-communist politics. Her work has been published in leading journals in the field of political science, including American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.

3/22 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Old Main | More Info

Mental Health First Aid Training

Workshop/Training

Come learn how to help those around you who are experiencing mental health problems. This workshop instructs participants on calming and helping individuals who are undergoing a mental health crisis. For more information and to register, visit tinyurl.com/mhfa-campusrec.

3/22 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) | More Info

'Women's Voices, Women's Votes: a kickoff to a year-long celebration of women's vote

Lecture/Readings

Join us as readers share an open mic and present readings from the era of women's suffrage and voting rights, commemorating a century since women were given the right to vote in 1920. All are welcome; if you'd like to present a reading, visit chass.usu.edu/suffrage-kickoff-registration. Open to students and community members.

3/26 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | TSC, Sunburst Lounge | More Info

Open mic event celebrating women's suffrage and voting rights

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Women's Voices: Women's Votes
This event kicks off a year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of Utah Women's Suffrage, the 100th anniversary of National Women's Suffrage; and 55th anniversary of Voting Rights Act. We invite you to read at this open mic event, a short text about women's freedom or voting rights that mean something to you. You may share an original work or a published creative or historical piece. Readings should be no longer than 5 minutes. To sign up, visit https://chass.usu.edu/suffrage-kcikoff-registration

3/26 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | TSC, Sunburst Lounge | More Info

Writing workshop sponsored by USU Writing Center and Logan Library

Workshop/Training

"Fresh Springtime Prompts" with Cari Phillips is this week's writing workshop. Sponsored by the USU Writing Center and Logan Library. Free individual tutoring from 6-7 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Cache Valley Community Writing Center.

3/27 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | More Info

Brown Bag lunch with Dr. Susan Cogan, social historian of late medieval and early modern England

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Bring a sack lunch and come listen to USU History Professor Dr. Cogan present her research on "Gender, Citizenship, and Religion in Sixteenth-Century England." Dr. Cogan is a social historian of late medieval and early modern England interested in Catholic and Protestant efforts at maintaining social concord during a period of deep social and religious change.

3/28 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Better Together Interfaith Ally Training

Workshop/Training

Learn how to build bridges of commonality between groups who orient around religion differently. Light dinner will be provided. RSVP to anderseriknilsson@gmail.com

4/01 | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm | George S. Eccles Business Building | More Info

Peter Jackson's WWI documentary showing at Utah Theatre

Arts/Entertainment

The Utah Theatre will have a three-night showing of “They Shall Not Grow Old”. Peter Jackson, the acclaimed New Zealand filmmaker, created this WW1 documentary by restoring actual WWI footage. The award-winning result is stunning and poignant.

4/01 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | More Info

Peter Jackson's WWI documentary showing at Utah Theatre

Arts/Entertainment

The Utah Theatre will have a three-night showing of “They Shall Not Grow Old”. Peter Jackson, the acclaimed New Zealand filmmaker, created this WW1 documentary by restoring actual WWI footage. The award-winning result is stunning and poignant.

4/02 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | More Info

Ethics Slam event on the topic: The Ethics of Shaming

Arts/Entertainment

The Utah State Philosophy Club, The Society for Women in Philosophy and The Richard Richards Institute for Ethics, present an "Ethics Slam" to be held at the Crepery restaurant. The topic is "The Ethics of Shaming." Free and open to the pulblic.

4/03 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | More Info

Peter Jackson's WWI documentary showing at Utah Theatre

Arts/Entertainment

The Utah Theatre will have a three-night showing of “They Shall Not Grow Old”. Peter Jackson, the acclaimed New Zealand filmmaker, created this WW1 documentary by restoring actual WWI footage. The award-winning result is stunning and poignant.

4/03 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | More Info

CHaSS Alumni Lunch Series: Ben Kolendar

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Sit down to lunch with Ben Kolendar, the Deputy Director for Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development. Prior to his current position, Ben served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of SelectUSA, a presidentially-appointed position and, as an official in the U.S. Department of Defense, he was dedicated to the development of Afghanistan’s economy

Ben has an MBA with an emphasis in globalization and international trade from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from USU. He is also an alumni of USU's Institute of Government and Politics internship program and one of three CHaSS Alums named to Utah Business Magazine's 40 under 40 in 2019.

Please join us for lunch and have the chance to speak with Ben directly about his experiences working in both local and federal government positions. Due to Ben's schedule, lunch will start promptly at 11:30AM.

As with all events in the CHaSS Alumni Lunch Series, this event is free and open to all students. However, seating is very limited for this luncheon. Attendees are asked to register on Handshake https://usu.joinhandshake.com/events/286897 or RSVP via andrea.dehaan@usu.edu.

4/04 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Old Main | More Info

Eighth Annual Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium

Conference/Seminar

Come and hear teaching and research presentations by Master of Second Language Teaching graduate instructors, USU language and literature faculty at this year's seminar, titled "Exploring New Perspectives on L2 Learning and Teaching: Literacies, Texts, and Cultures." This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Kate Paesani, Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota.

4/05 | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Old Main | More Info

Tanner Talks series featuring Dr. Christina Lee, an expert in religious cultures of the Spanish Philippines

Lecture/Readings

Tanner Talks presents a lecture by Dr. Christina Lee, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Forbes College, Princeton University. She is an expert in early-modern Iberian contact with Asia, focusing on the religious cultures of the Spanish Philippines. Free and open to the public.

4/05 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Haight Alumni Center | More Info

Book signing and talk by author Angelica Carpenter

Special Event

Angelica Carpenter, author of the biography "Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage," which uncovers an important but forgotten suffragette, will present a talk. This event is sponsored by the Department of History and the Merrill Cazier Library. Book signing to follow. Part of year-long celebration of Women's Suffrage and Voting Rights.

4/10 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Helicon West Poetry Event with Open Mic: Poetry at Three

Arts/Entertainment

Helicon West is an open-mic reading/featured readers series for local poets and writers. Anyone is invited to sign up and read up to seven minutes of their original work. Readings are free, open to the public, and uncensored. Free Caffe Ibis coffee will be available. Location: Logan Library, Bridger Room, 255 N. Main, Logan.

4/11 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | More Info

Lecture series: Building the Rails, Part 2 -- The People/Key Players

Lecture/Readings

Dr. Kathryn L. MacKay will present her lecture as part of the statewide celebration of the 150th Golden Spike Anniversary. The lecture will be held at USU-Brigham City Auditorium and will be streamed live to USU campuses across the state and on AggieCast at aggiecast.usu.edu.

4/11 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | More Info

CHaSS Alumni Lunch Series: Dion-Jay (DJ) Brookter

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Sit down to lunch with Dion-Jay (DJ) Brookter, a commissioner with the San Francisco Police and a youth advocate. A native of Fresno, Calif., and a student-athlete, DJ graduated bachelor's in Communication Studies. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration.

While working for major corporations such as World Savings and Icon Health & Fitness, DJ volunteered to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina and realized his passion for service. Since then DJ has worked at Fresno Career Development Institute before becoming the Director of Operations at Young Community Developers (YCD). He now serves as Deputy Director.

DJ also holds community roles with Our Knowledgeable Young Men and the Eastern Neighborhoods Democratic Club and was most recently appointed to the San Francisco Police Commission.

Come hear DJ talk about his experiences working with underserved communities and at-risk youth. Join us for lunch and discussion at 12:30PM. This event is free for all students, but seating is limited. Please register on Handshake https://usu.joinhandshake.com/events/290220 or RSVP to andrea.dehaan@usu.edu.

4/12 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Readings by winners of Helicon West Sink Hollow Creative Writing Contest

Arts/Entertainment

USU creative writing contest winners will read their work. Helicon West is an open-mic reading/featured readers series for local poets and writers. Anyone is invited to sign up and read up to seven minutes of their original work. Readings are free, open to the public, and uncensored. Free Caffe Ibis coffee will be available.

4/25 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Day One Fundraiser Concert

Arts/Entertainment

All proceed go to non profit Day One, an organization dedicated to cover therapy costs for struggling individuals with financial need.

4/26 | 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Lecture series: Why Promontory? The Joining of the Rails and What it Meant for America

Lecture/Readings

Dr. F. Ross Peterson, history professor emeritus, will present a lecture as part of the statewide celebration of the 150th Golden Spike Anniversary. The lecture will be held at USU-Brigham City Auditorium and will be streamed live to USU campuses across the state and on AggieCast at aggiecast.usu.edu.

5/02 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | More Info



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