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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 for this event.

9/23 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Old Main | More Info

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


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 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Old Main | 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 | 11:00 am - 8:00 pm | 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 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center Auditorium | More Info

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


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 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | More Info

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


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 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium | 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 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | 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 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | 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

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 if you plan to attend.

9/27 | 10:30 pm - 11:50 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Auto/Biography Writers' Workshop presented by the Mountain West Center


The Mountain West Center and Evans Biography Awards present a Writers' Workshop for auto/biography. This workshop is for novice biographers, seasoned family historians, and experienced writers. Participants will attend a keynote address by Dr. Patrick Mason and can choose two of the four workshops offered. Lunch and materials will be provided.

Space is limited so register early by going to or emailing

10/26 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | More Info

Voting Rights 1870, 1920, 1965, 2020


In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, granting many women in the nation the right to vote for the first time. Fifty years earlier, Utah had been among the first territories to enfranchise women. Despite these advances, the history of enfranchisement still excluded key groups, even after the Voting Rights Act of 1965. To reflect on these important anniversaries, USU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts an interdisciplinary Tanner-funded symposium: Voting Rights: 1870, 1920, 1965, 2020. The keynote address is by Dr. Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote, supported by USU's Center for Women & Gender. This symposium is designed to commemorate the historic events, but a to go one step further in reflecting on two important questions:
1) Who was left out of these landmark changes and with what consequences?
2) And how do we contextualize ongoing struggles for access to voting rights?
Events include scholarly papers, posters, a suffrage sing-along, and a suffrage film festival and the venues include the USU campus as well as downtown Logan.

From 3/19 at 12:00 pm to 3/20 at 10:00 pm | Eccles Conference Center | More Info




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