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September 2019

Monday, September 2

Labor Day

Holidays | Holiday Calendar

USU will be closed September 2 2019 in observance of Labor Day.

9/02, All Day | More Info

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

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

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/02 at 10:00 am | 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.

9/02 at 4:00 pm | More Info


Tuesday, September 3

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

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

9/03 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.

9/03 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/03 at 10:00 am | More Info

Start the Semester Strong

Workshop/Training

Come join us in learning how to start you semester out strong with academic strategies.

9/03 at 10:30 am | Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence | More Info


Wednesday, September 4

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

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

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/04 at 10:00 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.

9/04 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.

9/04 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

"Get the Scoop!"

Social/Networking

Come grab some Aggie ice cream, learn about the Women and Gender Program, and check out our new digs!

From 9/04 at 2:30 pm to 9/05 at 3:30 pm | More Info

Small Modular Nuclear Power for Utah?

Conference/Seminar

QCNR will be hosting a guest speaker, Doug Hunter the CEO of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS).
He will be presenting on NuScale’s small nuclear power plant to be built near Idaho Falls.
Logan Light and Power is considering investing in this program.

9/04 at 4:00 pm | Life Sciences Building | More Info

Doug Hunter: The introduction of Nuclear Energy in Utah

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Doug Hunter is coming to speak to USU about the NuScale project; a first-of-its-kind project that will introduce Nuclear Energy to Utah. Everyone is invited to come listen to Doug talk about the risks and rewards that Nuclear will bring to Utah.

9/04 at 4:00 pm | Life Sciences Building | More Info


Thursday, September 5

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

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

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/05 at 10:00 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.

9/05 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.

9/05 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Communitas Lecture Series: Eva Kwong

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/05 at 5:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Opening reception for 'Los Pueblos, El Pueblo: The Many Faces of the Americas' photo exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Inspired by Simón Bolívar's belief in the inherent unity of Latin American peoples, this photo exhibition by Professor JP Spicer Escalante is a collection of portraits of Latin Americans from a variety of nations. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. This is the opening night but the exhibition will be up until December of 2019.

9/05 at 5:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Gallery Walk with Dr. JP Spicer-Escalante

Cultural/Diversity

Come join us at the Latinx Cultural Center and listen to Dr. Spicer-Escalante share the stories behind his photographs and the inspiration for his exhibit, "Los Pueblos, El Pueblo - The Many Faces of the Américas."

9/05 at 5:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Jet Engine Design Team general Meeting

Meeting

General Meeting for the Jet Engine Design Team. Provide information to the general team. Keep each group accountable to goals and objectives. Team building exercises.

9/05 at 7:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info


Friday, September 6

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

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

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/06 at 10:00 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.

9/06 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.

9/06 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

MHR Internship Reports (Ford & PepsiCo)

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:

Dallin Dahl - Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI)
Matt Cheney - PepsiCo/FritoLay (Denver, CO)

9/06 at 12:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info


Saturday, September 7

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.

9/07, All Day | More Info

Family First Saturdays at the Museum of Anthropology

Special Event

Join us in the Museum of Anthropology as we explore the history of games from around the world! Located in Designed for families, the monthly event explores peoples and cultures around the world. Activities hands-on crafts and lots of fun.

9/07 at 10:00 am | Old Main | 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.

9/07 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.

9/07 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Gala Hispana de Excelencia by the Latinos in Action

Special Event

Latinos in Action, with the Consulado de Mexico, is pleased to announce the first annual Gala Hispana de Excelencia. We will host a forum-style discussion with the Salt Lake City Mayoral candidates at the Gala. The discussion will be moderated by Arturo Vargas, CEO of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed officials.

You are invited to attend the Gala to learn more about Latinos in Action, where we started, where we are, and where we are going. At the Gala, we will award the first annual En Accion awards for exceptional contribution to the education and development of Latino students.

Please save the date on your calendar and join us for an exciting evening to support the Latinos in Action program as we serve a growing number of students in Utah and nationwide.

9/07 at 6:00 pm | More Info

Latinos in Action with the Consulado de Mexico Gala

Special Event

Featuring SLC mayoral candidates sharing their vision for Salt Lake City in a forum-style conversation moderated by Arturo Vargas, CEO of NALEO.

9/07 at 6:00 pm | More Info

Poetry and a Beverage

Arts/Entertainment

Come join us for the first PoBev of the 2019-2020 school year!

Come enjoy free ice cream sandwiches and soda and socialize, all while listening to amazing poetry and music.

9/07 at 9:00 pm | Utah State University | More Info


Monday, September 9

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/09 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/09 at 10:00 am | More Info

Academic Senate

Conference/Seminar

A meeting with all the senators of each college discussing needs, concerns, and doings within the university's colleges. Here we vote on legislation, council with one another, and work to make USU a better place.

9/09 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.

9/09 at 4:00 pm | More Info

Ethics Slam event at Lucky Slice Pizza

Special Event

Come join us for an Ethics Slam on responding to climate change. Open to the public and everyone is invited!

This event is sponsored by:
The Richard Richard Institute for Ethics
The Utah State Philosophy Club
The Society for Women in Philosophy

9/09 at 7:00 pm | More Info


Tuesday, September 10

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/10 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | 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.

9/10 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.

9/10 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/10 at 10:00 am | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

9/10 at 6:30 pm | More Info


Wednesday, September 11

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/11 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/11 at 10:00 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.

9/11 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.

9/11 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

"The Hero's Journey": Writing workshop sponsored by USU Writing Center and Logan Library

Workshop/Training

The Cache Valley Community Writing Center and USU Writing Center present a free September Writing Workshop: "The Hero's Journey" with Jack Bylund. Workshop is 5:00-6:00 PM, free one-on-one writing tutoring available from 6:00-7:00 PM.

9/11 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!

9/11 at 5:30 pm | SER Building | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

9/11 at 6:30 pm | More Info


Thursday, September 12

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

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

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/12 at 10:00 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.

9/12 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.

9/12 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Poetry reading by Rob Carney

Lecture/Readings

Reading by poet Rob Carney, the author of three books and three chapbooks of poems, including 'Weather Report' (Somondoco Press, 2006), 'Story Problems' (Somondoco Press, 2011) and 'Home Appraisals', which is forthcoming from Plan B Press this fall.
Carney will also read at Helicon West that same day, Sept 12., at 7 p.m., at Logan Library. Open mic.

9/12 at 1:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Caine College of the Arts Convocation with Liz Lerman

Arts/Entertainment | Year of the Woman

Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker and the recipient of numerous honors, including a 2002 MacArthur "Genius Grant"Fellowship and a 2011 United States Artists Ford Fellowship in Dance. A key aspect of her artistry is opening her process to various publics from shipbuilders to physicists, construction workers to ballerinas, resulting in both research and outcomes that are participatory, relevant, urgent and usable by others. Please join us for her talk on "Feedback, judgment, and criticism: creating frameworks for change."

9/12 at 5:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

CCA Convocation with Liz Lerman

Arts/Entertainment

Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker and the recipient of numerous honors, including a 2002 MacArthur "Genius Grant"Fellowship and a 2011 United States Artists Ford Fellowship in Dance. A key aspect of her artistry is opening her process to various publics from shipbuilders to physicists, construction workers to ballerinas, resulting in both research and outcomes that are participatory, relevant, urgent and usable by others. She founded Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in 1976 and cultivated the company's unique multi-generational ensemble into a leading force in contemporary dance until 2011. Liz was recently an artist-in-residence and visiting lecturer at Harvard University, and her current work Healing Wars just finished touring across the U.S. Liz conducts residencies on the Critical Response Process, creative research, the intersection of art and science, and the building of narrative within dance performance at such institutions as Yale School of Drama, Wesleyan University, University of Maryland–College Park, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Theatre Studio, among many others. Her collection of essays, Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer, was published in 2011 by Wesleyan University Press and released in paperback in 2014.

9/12 at 5:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

9/12 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Legacy Lecture Series: Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

Lecture/Readings

A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Landing on the Moon

9/12 at 7:00 pm | More Info


Friday, September 13

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/13 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Stream and Riparian Restoration

Special Event | Agriculture and Natural Resources

Come help us build BDA’s on East Canyon Creek! A Beaver Dam Analog (BDA) is a man-made structure designed to mimic the form and function of a natural beaver dam. This will be a fun outdoor project to help improve habitat and water quality! We are partnering with Wild Utah project. We will have some waders and boots to borrow, but people should bring their own boots if they have them (the stream isn't super deep). Kids 10+ are welcome to come along with a parent. We will do hands-on restoration work in streams. It’s a fun day outdoors and no experience is necessary.

Click here to sign up: https://www.wildutahproject.org/stream-and-riparian-restoration

9/13 at 9:00 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.

9/13 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.

9/13 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/13 at 10:00 am | More Info

Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Susan Shaw

Lecture/Readings

Join us to listen to Dr. Shaw talk about Queering God to Make Room for Us All in God’s Community.

Dr. Susan M. Shaw is a professor of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University. She is the author of Reflective Faith: A Theological Toolbox for Women and God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society and is co-author with Grace Ji-Sun Kim of Intersectional Theology: An Introductory Guide. She is a contributing writer for Ms. Magazine online and Baptist News Global and is the general editor of Women’s Lives around the World: A Global Encyclopedia and co-author with Janet Lee of the introductory textbook Gendered Lives, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings. She is an ordained Baptist minister who makes her church home in the United Church of Christ.

9/13 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

MHR Internship Reports (Standard Oil & Ford)

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:

Denver Blatter - Standard Oil (Houston, TX)
Justin Pierson - Ford (Dearborn, MI)

9/13 at 12:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Balancing Act

Workshop/Training

Come learn how to balance your school, health and social life with some academic strategies.

9/13 at 12:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Applied Math Seminar

Conference/Seminar

We are honored to have Prof. James Powell to kick off the seminar series for fall 2019.
Title: One spot, two spot, red spot grew spots: How differential dispersal, phenology, and the Allee effect predict pattern formation in mountain pine beetle impact.
Abstract: The mountain pine beetle (MPB), is an aggressive insect which attacks pine trees. Pines have significant physical/chemical defenses, requiring the beetles to attack en masse to successfully colonize. Beetle larvae consume the phloem, killing the host and requiring dispersal to find new hosts. Temperatures nonlinearly control development and emergence, creating a thermal niche depending on synchronized timing and dispersal. Warming has broadened this niche across western North America, causing recent tree mortality over 60 million hectares. Observed patterns run the gamut from apparently random, persistent spots to aggregating spots and growing patches to complete mortality in susceptible age classes. A mechanistic model based on differential beetle motility between forested and unforested habitats (ecological diffusion), temperature control of MPB and the Allee effect recovers most variability at landscape scales but misses spots appearing at low emergence levels.

9/13 at 3:30 pm | Animal Science | More Info

Latinx Fundraiser Dinner

Fundraiser

The USU Latinx Cultural Center will be hosting a cookout fundraiser dinner from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at the Daines Concert Hall Patio. Plates are $5 and come with 3 carne asada tacos, 3 quesadillas, or 1 carne asada torta (sandwich). Drinks will be sold for $1. Proceeds will go to the USU Latinos In Action Chapter.

Following the fundraiser, the Latinx Cultural Center will be hosting Los Hermanos de Los Andes in concert. Tickets are available online, and also at the door.

9/13 at 5:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Chinese Moon Festival

Cultural/Diversity

You are invited to the 2019 Moon Festival! Come taste Traditional Chinese Moon cakes and listen to Chinese songs. There will also be the Chopsticks game, Chinese calligraphy, and Taiwanese puppets. This event is free and open to the public. 

9/13 at 7:00 pm | Old Main | More Info

Los Hermanos de Los Andes in Concert

Arts/Entertainment

The USU Latinx Cultural Center is hosting Los Hermanos de los Andes in concert. Los Hermanos de los Andes is an Andean folk music ensemble, who seek to preserve and share their rich and unique musical heritage, using authentic ethnic musical instruments dating back to the ancient Inca civilization. Their mission is to educate others through their cultural heritage and to bring people of all races together. Tickets go on sale August 5 and be purchased at the following locations:
USU Fine Art Center, room 101
USU TSC Card Office
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Ticket Office
or by calling (435) 797-8022

A cookout fundraiser dinner will be held prior to the concert, from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Daines Concert Hall Patio.

9/13 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Los Hermanos de los Andes In Concert

Arts/Entertainment

The USU Latinx Cultural Center is hosting Los Hermanos de los Andes in concert. Los Hermanos de los Andes is an Andean folk music ensemble, who seek to preserve and share their rich and unique musical heritage, using authentic ethnic musical instruments dating back to the ancient Inca civilization. Their mission is to educate others through their cultural heritage and to bring people of all races together. Tickets go on sale August 5 and be purchased at the following locations:
USU Fine Art Center, room 101
USU TSC Card Office
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Ticket Office
or by calling (435) 797-8022

A cookout fundraiser dinner will be held prior to the concert, from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Daines Concert Hall Patio.

9/13 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

Los Hermanos de los Andes In Concert

Arts/Entertainment

The USU Latinx Cultural Center is hosting Los Hermanos de Los Andes in concert. Los Hermanos de los Andes is an Andean folk music ensemble, who seek to preserve and share their rich and unique musical heritage, using authentic ethnic musical instruments dating back to the ancient Inca civilization. Their mission is to educate others through their cultural heritage and to bring people of all races together. Tickets go on sale August 5 and be purchased at the following locations:
USU Fine Art Center, room 101
USU TSC Card Office
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Ticket Office
or by calling (435) 797-8022

A cookout fundraiser dinner will be held prior to the concert, from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Daines Concert Hall Patio.

9/13 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info


Saturday, September 14

The Blue Rock Run - 5K

Special Event

Join USU Tooele for our Annual Blue Rock Run and Breakfast. Breakfast and the race will start at Tooele City Park on the corner of Vine Street and 200 West. The 5k will run west on Vine towards the USU Science and Technology building where runners will turn around and return to the park. Open to all, anyone can register to particpate in the 5k run. The community breakfast is free to all race participants and spectators.

9/14 at 8:00 am | 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). The exhibition will be open to the public from September 14, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

9/14 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | 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

9/14 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Stream and Riparian Restoration

Special Event | Agriculture and Natural Resources

Come help us build BDA’s on East Canyon Creek! A Beaver Dam Analog (BDA) is a man-made structure designed to mimic the form and function of a natural beaver dam. This will be a fun outdoor project to help improve habitat and water quality! We are partnering with Wild Utah project. We will have some waders and boots to borrow, but people should bring their own boots if they have them (the stream isn't super deep). Kids 10+ are welcome to come along with a parent. We will do hands-on restoration work in streams. It’s a fun day outdoors and no experience is necessary.

Click here to sign up: https://www.wildutahproject.org/stream-and-riparian-restoration

9/14 at 9:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | 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

9/14 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.

9/14 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.

9/14 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).

9/14 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground Exhibition Opening

Exhibition

Join us to celebrate the opening of David Maisel's "Proving Ground"; a new exhibition exploring the
military testing site Dugway Proving Ground through large scale photographs and video installation.
The reception will be free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
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.”

9/14 at 6:30 pm | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info


Sunday, September 15

Avian Adventures 4

Recreation | Agriculture and Natural Resources

The final of four birding tours on the Swaner Preserve in 2019! Legendary Utah birder, Kenny Frisch, will guide us on an early morning excursion to view and identify local and migratory feathered friends on the Preserve. Please be sure to wear hiking shoes or boots that can get wet, and be prepared for uneven soggy ground.

We will provide binoculars for each attendee, or bring your own if you have a pair you prefer.

Registration is required to attend, and spots fill fast!

9/15 at 7:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | 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

9/15 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Monday, September 16

CAAS Weeks

Special Event

The College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Week is a great way to look into CAAS and see the many different degrees we have to offer. Each day during this week we will have special events to showcase our diversity amongst the college.

9/16, All Day | Agricultural Science Building | More Info

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/16 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/16 at 10:00 am | 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.

9/16 at 4:00 pm | More Info


Tuesday, September 17

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/17 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

9/17 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.

9/17 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.

9/17 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).

9/17 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/17 at 10:00 am | More Info

Stress to Strength

Workshop/Training

Come join us for some fun information in using your stress as a strength in your academic success.

9/17 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Master of Social Work Open House

Information/Orientation

Advance Your Career in Social Work at our MSW Open House

Come and Discover:
• How a Master of Social Work can help your career
• Scholarship and financial aid opportunities
• Why USU’s programs are a good fit for you
• How to get admitted

9/17 at 6:30 pm | Old Main | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

9/17 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Fry Street Quartet

Arts/Entertainment

This remarkable quartet – hailed as "a triumph of ensemble playing" by the New York Times – is a multi-faceted ensemble taking chamber music in new directions. Touring music of the masters as well as exciting original works from visionary composers of our time, the Fry Street Quartet has perfected a "blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity" (The Strad). Since securing the Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the quartet has reached audiences from Carnegie Hall to London, and Sarajevo to Jerusalem, exploring the medium of the string quartet and its life-affirming potential with "profound understanding...depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness" (Deseret Morning News).

9/17 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info


Wednesday, September 18

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

9/18 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/18 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | 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.

9/18 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.

9/18 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).

9/18 at 10:00 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

9/18 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/18 at 10:00 am | More Info

CANCELLED - Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Avery Edenfield

Lecture/Readings

Dr. Edenfield, Professor in USU's Technical Communication program, will talk about Queer Theory and Social Justice. Bring your sack lunch! Coffee, tea, and water will be provided.

9/18 at 12:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

The Tanner Talk Series: Breaking Barriers with Sylvia Mendez and panel

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The Tanner Talk Series is proud to present "Breaking Barriers" with Sylvia Mendez. Mendez has been an advocate for civil rights and desegregation since she was 8 years old, when she and her family played a pivotal role in the landmark desegregation case of 1946 that prompted California to be the first state to integrate schools. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

The panelists for this event include Professors Maria Cordero, Angela Diaz, and Marisela Martinez-Cola as well as Ketzel Morales (undergraduate student) and Kenia Carrera (graduate student).

9/18 at 3:30 pm | Old Main | More Info

FCSE 100 Year Anniversary Tree Planting

Special Event

Celebrate 100 years of our Family and Consumer Science Education program.

9/18 at 5:00 pm | Agricultural Science Building | More Info

"Humor? In Poetry?": Writing workshop sponsored by USU Writing Center and Logan Library

Workshop/Training

The Cache Valley Community Writing Center and USU Writing Center present a free September Writing Workshop: "Humor? In Poetry?" with Nate Hardy. Workshop is 5:00-6:00 PM, free one-on-one writing tutoring available from 6:00-7:00 PM.

9/18 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!

9/18 at 5:30 pm | SER Building | More Info

The Tanner Talk Series: Breaking Barriers with Sylvia Mendez (lecture)

Lecture/Readings

The Tanner Talk Series is proud to present "Breaking Barriers" with Sylvia Mendez. When she was 8 years old, Sylvia Mendez and her family played a pivotal role in the landmark desegregation case of 1946 that prompted California to be the first state to integrate schools. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

In addition to Sylvia's lecture, there will also be the Mendez vs. Westminster Exhibit Opening in the Anthropology Museum in Old Main 252 on Thursday, September 19 from 9:00 - 10:15 AM.

9/18 at 6:00 pm | TSC, Auditorium | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

9/18 at 6:30 pm | More Info


Thursday, September 19

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/19 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

9/19 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

9/19 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.

9/19 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.

9/19 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).

9/19 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/19 at 10:00 am | More Info

Lunch with Latinx Leaders: Conquering the World One Book at a Time

Cultural/Diversity

We invite you to join us for our first Lunch with Latinx Leaders event for the fall semester. The Latinx Cultural Center (LCC) presents a series of bring-your-own-lunch events that are designed to let the USU community get to know their Latinx faculty, administrators, students, and staff in a substantive yet personal way. The speaker for this event is Nefi Reyes, an undergraduate student, Spanish teaching major, and author. He will share his personal story of how literature and books changed his life and helped him succeed. Feel free to bring your lunch and come get to know one of our USU Latinx Leaders. This event is open to one and all. Drinks and light snacks will be provided.

9/19 at 12:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Communitas Lecture Series: Patton Hindle

Arts/Entertainment

Patton Hindle is the Senior Director of Arts at Kickstarter, where she oversees the Arts and Performance Arts team whose specialists work closely with visual and performing artists, arts organizations, museums, and cultural institutions around the world to help them realize creative and ambitious ideas.

9/19 at 5:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Community Art Day at Kaysville Farmer's Market

Arts/Entertainment

The Mobile Art Truck will bring a new activity and our mobile gallery to the Kaysville Farmer's Market once a month this summer. Community Art Day activities are free and open to all ages, with all materials provided.

9/19 at 5:00 pm | More Info

NEHMA Presents KUED's "Book Club in a Box"

Arts/Entertainment

NEHMA will host KUED’s “Book Club in a Box” monthly, beginning September 19 through April 9, 5:00 –7:00 PM. For September, we'll be reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and discussion will be led by professor Ann Austin, PhD, and Nancy Green, KUED producer. To RSVP or learn more, call 435-797-7239 or email teri.guy@usu.edu.
In Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings, and KUED’s documentary, Martha Hughes Cannon, we meet remarkable women who pushed against established spheres and lived in worlds of contrast. Discover how these women navigated complex social, political, and religious structures and how they evoked change in spite of disappointment, loss, betrayal, and ostracism. Consider how these women's stories, their themes, and the abolitionist and women's rights movements impact us today. How do they influence our desire and ability to advocate for others and ourselves? And how do we navigate complex social, political, and religious structures with personal integrity?

This box is a collaborative project between KUED and Better Days 2020.

9/19 at 5:00 pm | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Book Club in a Box - Invention of Wings

Lecture/Readings | Year of the Woman

Read the book and come ready to share your thoughts.
Watch the documentary with us and enjoy the book later.
Learn about art from the museum's collection that relates to the featured book and film.

Book: "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk
KUED Documentary: Martha Hughes Cannon

Book discussion led by: Ann Berghout Austin, PhD
Documentary Discussion led by: Nancy Green, KUED Producer
Art discussion led by: Katie Lee-Koven, NEHMA Executive Director & Chief Curator

To RSVP or for more information, contact Teri Guy.
21 and older

9/19 at 5:00 pm | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Communitas Lecture Series: Patton Hindle

Arts/Entertainment | Year of the Woman

Patton Hindle is the Senior Director of Arts at Kickstarter, where she oversees the Arts and Performance Arts team whose specialists work closely with visual and performing artists, arts organizations, museums, and cultural institutions around the world to help them realize creative and ambitious ideas

9/19 at 5:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

9/19 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Arrington Mormon History Lecture Presented by Richard White

Lecture/Readings

All the possibilities that arose with nineteenth-century American railroads seemed magnified in the transcontinentals, which came to epitomize progress, nationalism, and civilization itself. But to understand the significance of these railroads on the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Pacific Railroad, we need to look at what they collectively achieved and what they failed to achieve. They remade the continent, but this was not necessarily always a good thing. The 25th Arrington Lecture will be presented by Richard White on September 19, 2019, 7:00 pm, in the Logan Tabernacle.

9/19 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Arrington Mormon History Lecture, presented by Richard White

Lecture/Readings

The 25th Arrington Lecture will be presented by Richard White, Professor of American History at Stanford University. White is an American history known for his scholarship on the American West, Native American history and railroads. He will speak on "What the Railroad will Bring: the Promise and Reality of the Transcontinental Railroads." Also sponsored by University Libraries and USU Religious Studies Program.

9/19 at 7:00 pm | More Info


Friday, September 20

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/20 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

9/20 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

9/20 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/20 at 10:00 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.

9/20 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.

9/20 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).

9/20 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Tractor Parade

Special Event

Modern agricultural machinery, airplanes, and floats make their way down Aggie Bull-evard. Parents are welcome to bring children.

9/20 at 10:15 am | More Info

MHR Internship Reports (Resideo & PepsiCo)

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:

Jessica Walton - Resideo (Minneapolis, MN)
Bethany Hanks - PepsiCo/FritoLay (Kirkwood, NY)

9/20 at 12:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Traversing the Boundaries Lecture Series: Jane Hatter

Arts/Entertainment

Jane Hatter is a cultural musicologist who joined the faculty of the U’s School of Music in Fall 2015. Her research into the cultural and social contexts for music in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries is motivated by a desire to reveal the hidden networks that generated and promoted musical knowledge and practice.

9/20 at 5:00 pm | Family Life Building | More Info

Science Unwrapped - Food on Mars

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Science Unwrapped

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to Science Unwrapped, the public outreach program of Utah State University's College of Science. At 7 pm, enjoy a presentation about "Food on Mars" by USU scientists, botanist Bruce Bugbee and biochemist Lance Seefeldt, who are members of a nationwide group of researchers supported by NASA. Following the talk, enjoy refreshments and hands-on, science learning activities. Admission is free. Learn more at our website: https://www.usu.edu/unwrapped/

9/20 at 7:00 pm | Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium | 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.

9/20 at 8:30 pm | SER Building | More Info


Saturday, September 21

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

9/21 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Airport 5K

Special Event

Come and run the runway! All proceeds will support the Frank de Leon Compres Memorial Scholarship.

9/21 at 9:00 am | 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

9/21 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.

9/21 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.

9/21 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).

9/21 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info


Sunday, September 22

Devotional with Elder Jeffery R. Holland

Conference/Seminar

Come to a valley-wide young adult devotional with Jeffery R. Holland, apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All USU students, young adults, and high school seniors are invited! Sponsored by the LDSSA club.

Doors to the Spectrum will open at 5:00, and please be seated by 5:45.

9/22 at 6:00 am | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum | 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

9/22 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

USU Homecoming

Special Event | Homecoming

As Homecoming approaches, students and the community alike look forward to all of these grand Aggie traditions This means football, tailgates, parades, A Day of Giving and good ol’ Aggie traditions. This year’s Homecoming Week begins Monday, September 22nd and goes through Saturday, September 28th. Utah State University first began the tradition of Homecoming on October 11, 1930, making this the 89th annual Aggie Homecoming event.
“Once an Aggie, Always an Aggie.”

9/22 at 10:30 am | More Info


Monday, September 23

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/23 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/23 at 10:00 am | More Info

Biological Engineering Seminar Series

Conference/Seminar

The BE Department's Seminar Series Speaker, Justin Hyer, Sr. Development Engineer OsteoCentric Technologies will present:
"OsteoCentric Technologies- Reimagining Fixation"
Monday, September 23 at
11:30 AM in ENGR 326
Meet and greet immediately following the seminar in ENGR 326.

9/23 at 11:30 am | Engineering Building | More Info

CHaSS Alumni Series: Stacie Stewart, dean of admissions at BYU law school

Panel Discussion/Presentation

As part of the alumni series, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites you to come hear CHaSS alumni, Stacie Stewart (English, 1996), who is the dean of admissions of BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School. She is an attorney and active in advocating for women in law. Please RSVP to andrea.dehaan@usu.edu for this event.

9/23 at 3:00 pm | Old Main | 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.

9/23 at 4:00 pm | More Info


Tuesday, September 24

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/24 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

9/24 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.

9/24 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.

9/24 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).

9/24 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/24 at 10:00 am | More Info

Brown Bag lunch with Salt Lake Co.'s point person on illegal encampments of homeless persons

Lecture/Readings

Join us for the SSWA Brown Bag Talk with guest speaker Jamie Pluta, Community Cleanup Coordinator for Salt Lake County Health Department. Lunch will be provided. 
Pluta has created a county-wide task force to abate illegal encampments of homeless persons throughout the county, while connecting campers to social services in the hopes that they will choose to get off the streets. Pluta's work seeks to protect public health and address the encampments in a safe and humane manner. Lunch will be provided. 

9/24 at 11:00 am | Old Main | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

9/24 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Civics & Humanities for Non-Majors by Jeff Talbott

Arts/Entertainment

This adventurous new play dives into campus life in two different times (2016, days before the presidential election, and 1976) as two student-formed political action groups attempt to draft by-laws. Conflicts arise as they discover that defining a governing identity within any group requires more than patience; it may just require a miracle. With humor and crackling dialogue, the play tackles what may be today’s biggest question: Is it possible to find common ground when no one seems to be listening?

9/24 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre | More Info


Wednesday, September 25

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/25 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

9/25 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.

9/25 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.

9/25 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).

9/25 at 10:00 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

9/25 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/25 at 10:00 am | More Info

Aggie Chocolate Expo

Special Event

Try the new Aggie chocolate and a new Aggie ice cream (!!) named The Scotchman at the inaugural Aggie Chocolate Expo on Sept. 25 at the only university chocolate factory in the western United States!

Join food-science students for a day of a chocolate creation competition, chocolate presentations, and chocolate samples. Come join other Aggies for a day of fun!
Agenda at link below.

9/25 at 11:00 am | More Info

44th Annual Last Lecture: Picture your Poison, an Environmental Story

Lecture/Readings

The Utah State University Honors Program invites you to the 44th Annual Last Lecture: Picture Your Poison, An Environmental Story, presented by Dr. Jennifer Peeples. Dr. Peeples will discuss how visual media and storytelling affect our perceptions of environmental toxins. A reception and light refreshments will follow. 

9/25 at 3:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

44th Annual Last Lecture: Picture your Poison, an Environmental Story

Lecture/Readings

The Utah State University Honors Program invites you to the 44th Annual Last Lecture: Picture Your Poison, An Environmental Story, presented by Dr. Jennifer Peeples. Dr. Peeples will discuss how visual media and storytelling affect our perceptions of environmental toxins. A reception and light refreshments will follow. 

9/25 at 3:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Honors Annual Last Lecture

Lecture/Readings

At the 44th Annual Honors Last Lecture, communications professor Dr. Jennifer Peeples presents "Picture Your Poison: An Environmental Story."
This annual tradition is an opportunity for a professor, nominated and selected by honors students, to give an imagined "last lecture" on a topic of their choice. It is an engaging, thought-provoking event for the USU and Logan communities.

9/25 at 3:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Tanner Talk Series Panel: "The First Amendment: Its Legacy and Continuing Value," with Utah Justice Paige Petersen

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The Tanner Talk Series is pleased to host the First Amendment Celebration, in honor of the 230th Anniversary of the Submission of the Bill of Rights to the States of Ratification. The Tanner Talk Panel will include Utah Supreme Court Justice Paige Petersen, University of Law Law Professor RonNell Andersen Jones, and Thomas Terry, a professor of Journalism and Communication. A reception will follow in ECC 205 & 207. The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsors of the event are the departments of JCOM and Political Science.

9/25 at 3:30 pm | Eccles Conference Center Auditorium | More Info

"Case Study: Creative Nonfiction": Writing workshop sponsored by USU Writing Center and Logan Library

Workshop/Training

The Cache Valley Community Writing Center and USU Writing Center present a free September Writing Workshop: "Case Study: Creative Nonfiction" with Jordan Forest. Workshop is 5:00-6:00 PM, free one-on-one writing tutoring available from 6:00-7:00 PM.

9/25 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!

9/25 at 5:30 pm | SER Building | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

9/25 at 6:30 pm | More Info

USU Emergency Preparedness and Finances Seminar

Workshop/Training

It's Emergency Preparedness Month! Come and join USU's Housing and Financial Counseling Specialists for a free community event where you will have an opportunity to learn about preparing for unexpected events that could impact your finances. This Emergency Preparedness class will not only go over the basics of creating an emergency plan for your family but give you some ideas about preparing your budget for an emergency. The class will be held at the North Logan City Library from 6:30-8:00pm on September 25th. Following an interactive presentation there will be time to answer emergency preparedness related or general financial questions as well as raffle drawings to win prizes that can help you get started.

9/25 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Civics & Humanities for Non-Majors by Jeff Talbott

Arts/Entertainment

This adventurous new play dives into campus life in two different times (2016, days before the presidential election, and 1976) as two student-formed political action groups attempt to draft by-laws. Conflicts arise as they discover that defining a governing identity within any group requires more than patience; it may just require a miracle. With humor and crackling dialogue, the play tackles what may be today’s biggest question: Is it possible to find common ground when no one seems to be listening?

9/25 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre | More Info

The Tanner Talk Series: Keynote speaker for "First Amendment Rights: Threats and Triumphs"

Lecture/Readings

The Tanner Talk Series is pleased to host the First Amendment Celebration, in honor of the 230th Anniversary of the Submission of the Bill of Rights to the States of Ratification. Keynote speaker is a Tanner Talk Lecture by Dr. Donald Shaw, Kenan Professor Emeritus at the University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill. Q&A will follow.

9/25 at 8:00 pm | Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium | More Info


Thursday, September 26

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/26 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

9/26 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Stream and Riparian Restoration

Special Event | Agriculture and Natural Resources

Come help us build BDA’s on East Canyon Creek! A Beaver Dam Analog (BDA) is a man-made structure designed to mimic the form and function of a natural beaver dam. This will be a fun outdoor project to help improve habitat and water quality! We are partnering with Wild Utah project. We will have some waders and boots to borrow, but people should bring their own boots if they have them (the stream isn't super deep). Kids 10+ are welcome to come along with a parent. We will do hands-on restoration work in streams. It’s a fun day outdoors and no experience is necessary.

Click here to sign up: https://www.wildutahproject.org/stream-and-riparian-restoration

9/26 at 9:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/26 at 10:00 am | 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

9/26 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.

9/26 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.

9/26 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).

9/26 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Fine Tune your Focus and Notes

Workshop/Training

You've done it! One month down on your semester, but do you feel as though you have lost your focus. Come join us and get some great tips on how to refocus and establish good note-taking.

9/26 at 12:00 pm | Life Sciences Building | More Info

Tanner Talk Series: Social Justice in Digital Spaces

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The Tanner Talk series presents the first of a year-long series, "Social Justice in Digital Spaces." On Sept. 26, Tara McPherson will present her lecture "Platforming Hate: The Internet and the Rise of Hate Online." She is professor and chair of the Division of Cinema & Media Studies, Media Arts + Practice Division, at University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

9/26 at 3:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

ITLS Opening Social

Special Event

Join us on the patio of the Natural Resource Building
Food, Drinks, Games & Fun For Faculty, Staff, Students and Families!
Please RSVP ASAP to deidri.nielsen@usu.edu so we can order Costa Vida for all.

9/26 at 5:30 pm | Natural Resources Building | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

9/26 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Poet, Danielle Dubraskey

Lecture/Readings | Year of the Woman

Hosted by Helicon West at the Logan Library

9/26 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Helicon West Poetry Event with Open Mic: "Ruin and Light" with poet Danielle Beazer Dubrasky

Special Event

Helicon West, in conjunction with the Year of the Woman, presents "Ruin and Light" with Danielle Beazer Dubrasky. Free, uncensored, open microphone, and Caffe Ibis coffee.
Dubrasky directs the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values and is an associate professor of creative writing at Southern Utah University.

9/26 at 7:00 pm | More Info

Civics & Humanities for Non-Majors by Jeff Talbott

Arts/Entertainment

This adventurous new play dives into campus life in two different times (2016, days before the presidential election, and 1976) as two student-formed political action groups attempt to draft by-laws. Conflicts arise as they discover that defining a governing identity within any group requires more than patience; it may just require a miracle. With humor and crackling dialogue, the play tackles what may be today’s biggest question: Is it possible to find common ground when no one seems to be listening?

9/26 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre | More Info


Friday, September 27

A Day of Giving

Fundraiser | Homecoming

In 1888, the Agricultural College of Utah was founded as the state's land-grant institution in 1888. For more than 131 years, Aggies have lived, believed and proven that we can achieve more when we work together than we ever could on our own. At no other time is this more celebrated than during homecoming week and on A Day of Giving, when each of us is instrumental in helping the University reach our goal. Aggies can make a gift of any size to the designation of their choice. Visit www.adayofgiving.usu.edu for more info.

9/27, All Day | More Info

USU Day of Giving!

Special Event

Join us in the USU Day of Giving! This is an opportunity to show our Aggie pride and gratitude for the impact Utah State University has had on each of us, in our communities, and around the world. On this day, Aggies can make a gift of any size to the designation of their choice. Together, we are greater!

9/27, All Day | 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

9/27 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/27 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

Stream and Riparian Restoration

Special Event | Agriculture and Natural Resources

Come help us build BDA’s on East Canyon Creek! A Beaver Dam Analog (BDA) is a man-made structure designed to mimic the form and function of a natural beaver dam. This will be a fun outdoor project to help improve habitat and water quality! We are partnering with Wild Utah project. We will have some waders and boots to borrow, but people should bring their own boots if they have them (the stream isn't super deep). Kids 10+ are welcome to come along with a parent. We will do hands-on restoration work in streams. It’s a fun day outdoors and no experience is necessary.

Click here to sign up: https://www.wildutahproject.org/stream-and-riparian-restoration

9/27 at 9:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

NCAR Scientist Dr. Vanda Grubišic

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Utah State University welcomes renowned scientist Vanda Grubišic of the National Center for Atmospheric Research to campus Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, for the public presentation, “NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory and the University Community Opportunities for Collaboration.” All are invited to the talk at 9:30 a.m. in Huntsman Hall, Room 260.

9/27 at 9:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Dr. Vanda Grubisic

Lecture/Readings | Year of the Woman

NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory and the University Community Oppotunities for Collaboration

9/27 at 9:30 am | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/27 at 10:00 am | 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

9/27 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.

9/27 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.

9/27 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).

9/27 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Block festival

Arts/Entertainment

"The Block transforms one city block into a cultural epicenter celebrating art forms of all kinds. For two days only, enjoy a diverse collection of films, art installations, live music and more. Come out and enjoy the creative passions of the community!

Films require a festival pass, which can be purchased at theblockfestival.org. Art exhibits and live musicians are free to enjoy.

9/27, All Day | Caine Lyric Theatre | More Info

Civics & Humanities for Non-Majors by Jeff Talbott

Arts/Entertainment

This adventurous new play dives into campus life in two different times (2016, days before the presidential election, and 1976) as two student-formed political action groups attempt to draft by-laws. Conflicts arise as they discover that defining a governing identity within any group requires more than patience; it may just require a miracle. With humor and crackling dialogue, the play tackles what may be today’s biggest question: Is it possible to find common ground when no one seems to be listening?

9/27 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre | More Info

Celebrating Suffrage Concert - American Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Arts/Entertainment | Year of the Woman

Celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage, this concert commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed American women the right to vote. This inspirational evening of music honors the courage and sacrifice of the remarkable suffragettes. Highlighting the music of female composers, the program will feature the women of the American Festival Chorus & Orchestra along with the women of the USU Choral Program.

9/27 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Daines Concert Hall | More Info

CHaSS professors narrate "One Voice: A Suffrage Celebration" performance by American Festival Chorus

Arts/Entertainment

CHaSS professors Evelyn Funda, Cathy Bullock and Joyce Kinkead narrate a concert by American Festival Chorus and Orchestra to mark USU's "Year of the Woman." The three professors also authored the script. Utah composer Kurt Bestor has been commissioned to write the song "One Voice."

9/27 at 7:30 pm | More Info

Alumni Series: Spencer Lee, immigration attorney

Panel Discussion/Presentation

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to welcome alumn Spencer Lee (History and Religious Studies, 2012), a Phoenix-based immigration attorney, to campus. Spencer will be speaking and networking with students on campus. Please RSVP to andrea.dehaan@usu.edu if you plan to attend.

9/27 at 10:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info


Saturday, September 28

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

9/28 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Stream and Riparian Restoration

Special Event | Agriculture and Natural Resources

Come help us build BDA’s on East Canyon Creek! A Beaver Dam Analog (BDA) is a man-made structure designed to mimic the form and function of a natural beaver dam. This will be a fun outdoor project to help improve habitat and water quality! We are partnering with Wild Utah project. We will have some waders and boots to borrow, but people should bring their own boots if they have them (the stream isn't super deep). Kids 10+ are welcome to come along with a parent. We will do hands-on restoration work in streams. It’s a fun day outdoors and no experience is necessary.

Click here to sign up: https://www.wildutahproject.org/stream-and-riparian-restoration

9/28 at 9:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | 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

9/28 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.

9/28 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.

9/28 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).

9/28 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

USU Homecoming

Special Event | Homecoming

As Homecoming approaches, students and the community alike look forward to all of these grand Aggie traditions This means football, tailgates, parades, A Day of Giving and good ol’ Aggie traditions. This year’s Homecoming Week begins Monday, September 22nd and goes through Saturday, September 28th. Utah State University first began the tradition of Homecoming on October 11, 1930, making this the 89th annual Aggie Homecoming event.
“Once an Aggie, Always an Aggie.”

9/28 at 10:30 am | More Info

The Block festival

Arts/Entertainment

"The Block transforms one city block into a cultural epicenter celebrating art forms of all kinds. For two days only, enjoy a diverse collection of films, art installations, live music and more. Come out and enjoy the creative passions of the community!

Films require a festival pass, which can be purchased at theblockfestival.org. Art exhibits and live musicians are free to enjoy.

9/28, All Day | Caine Lyric Theatre | More Info

Civics & Humanities for Non-Majors by Jeff Talbott

Arts/Entertainment

A commission from Montclair State’s New Works Initiative, this adventurous new play dives into campus life in two different times (2016, days before the presidential election, and 1976) as two student-formed political action groups attempt to draft by-laws. Conflicts arise as they discover that defining a governing identity within any group requires more than patience; it may just require a miracle. With humor and crackling dialogue, the play tackles what may be today’s biggest question: Is it possible to find common ground when no one seems to be listening?

9/28 at 2:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre | More Info

2019 Utah Agricultural Products Barbecue

Special Event

Enjoy Utah corn, beef, dairy, pork, and more with the Aggie community before the Utah State football game. All proceeds go to CAAS student scholarships through the Utah Agricultural Leadership Endowment.

9/28 at 2:30 pm | More Info

Civics & Humanities for Non-Majors by Jeff Talbott

Arts/Entertainment

This adventurous new play dives into campus life in two different times (2016, days before the presidential election, and 1976) as two student-formed political action groups attempt to draft by-laws. Conflicts arise as they discover that defining a governing identity within any group requires more than patience; it may just require a miracle. With humor and crackling dialogue, the play tackles what may be today’s biggest question: Is it possible to find common ground when no one seems to be listening?

9/28 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre | More Info


Sunday, September 29

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

9/29 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Monday, September 30

Biological Engineering Seminar Series

Conference/Seminar

The BE Department's Seminar Series Speaker, Dr. Mark Nelson, VP of Business and Science Development,
Frontier Scientific and Subsidiaries will present:
"Chemical Evolution of Reagents for the Synthesis of Novel Antibiotics Now FDA Approved Against Infectious Diseases and Inflammation"
Monday, September 30 at
11:30 AM in ENGR 326
Meet and greet immediately following the seminar in ENGR 326.

9/30 at 11:30 am | Engineering Building | More Info

The Business of Music with Ulysses Owens Jr.

Arts/Entertainment

Ulysses Owens Jr. is an American multi Grammy Award winning drummer and percussionist, known for his work with bassist Christian McBride, and singer Kurt Elling, as well as Wynton Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, Nicholas Payton, Benny Golson, Maceo Parker, and Joey Alexander. He is active on both the New York and international jazz scene as a sideman and band leader. He has also been named a "rising star" in the Downbeat Critic's Poll.

9/30 at 12:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center | More Info

Shanan Ballam Reading

Lecture/Readings | Year of the Woman

Poet, Shanon Ballam will be reading from her new book.

9/30 at 3:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | 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.

9/30 at 4:00 pm | More Info

Piano Faculty Recital: Elzbieta Bilicka

Arts/Entertainment

Elzbieta Bilicka was born in Slupsk, Poland. In 2011 she finished music school and passed her exams at the III Navy High School in Gdynia. In 2016 she received a Master of Arts from the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. From 2016-18 Elzbieta was a member of the class of Nelson Goerner at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve in Switzerland.

9/30 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info




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