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September 22 - 28, 2019

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

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

Fall STEM Career Fair

Social/Networking

Come network with some of the top firms in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics industries! This is a great way to take advantage of setting up your next internship or full-time job after graduating college. Also, expand your net work by meeting recruiters face-to-face. Companies span from the FBI to IM Flash!

We look forward to seeing you there!

9/23 at 3:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | 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

Fall STEM Career Fair

Social/Networking

Come network with some of the top firms in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics industries! This is a great way to take advantage of setting up your next internship or full-time job after graduating college. Also, expand your net work by meeting recruiters face-to-face. Companies span from the FBI to IM Flash!

We look forward to seeing you there!

9/23 at 3:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | 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

Graduate School Fair

Social/Networking

Are you preparing for grad school? Still figuring out what programs are out there? Come to the Grad Fair and network with professors in your desired master's program!

9/24 at 10:00 am | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Graduate School Fair

Social/Networking

Are you preparing for grad school? Still figuring out what programs are out there? Come to the Grad Fair and network with professors in your desired master's program!

9/24 at 10:00 am | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | 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

Physics Department Colloquium: Quantifying Materials Surface Conditions Through Electron Yield Analysis

Conference/Seminar

Weekly seminar where specialists speak on topics related to their academic and/or professional careers in Physics.

At this week's Department of Physics colloquium (10/15), two students will discuss their research into "Quantifying Materials Surface Conditions Through Electron Yield Analysis" and "Collaborative Investigation of Sporadic Ion and
Metal Layers in the Mesosphere / Lower Thermosphere"

9/24 at 3:00 pm | SER Building | More Info

Finance & Economics Club Meeting (Ryan Hemingway from EPIC Ventures)

Student Activities

Ryan Hemingway from EPIC Ventures

EPIC Ventures is a venture capital firm that is located in Salt Lake and currently has a fund with more than $60M and has more than 45 current portfolio companies and more than 30 exits in companies like ancestry.com, Simplus, Health Catalyst, Canopy, and Homie.

Ryan Hemingway is a Utah State Alum and board member of the Entrepreneurial Founders Board. Ryan earned an MBA from the University of Oxford and has invested in several companies himself and been apart of their boards.

Come to learn more about venture capital, how they value, what it takes to get into it, and how you could potentially become a successful entrepreneur.

9/24 at 6:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info


Wednesday, September 25

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

Study Abroad Fair

Information/Orientation

Come learn about the many opportunities to study abroad! Open to all majors. Over 1000 possibilities in more than 80 countries. Go for 2 weeks, a semester, or a year! Talk with USU Study Abroad Advisors, Study Abroad alumni peers, and a range of program providers. Explore the world and make yourself stand out!

9/25 at 10:00 am | TSC, International Lounge | 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

Dr. Marisela Martinez-Cola lecture: "The Latinx Bricks before Brown v Board of Education"

Lecture/Readings

Marisela Martinez-Cola, assistant professor of sociology, shares the story of a landmark lawsuit, Mendez et al. v. Westminster School District et al., that ended school segregation for the state of California in 1945. Open to all.

9/25 at 12:00 pm | Museum of Anthropology | More Info

How Networking Opens Doors To The Future

Workshop/Training

The Latinx Cultural Center is hosting a workshop to discuss strategies to prepare for and make the most of networking opportunities featuring Career Coach Dannon Loveland from USU's Career Services. This presentation will be in a lecture format, please come prepared to take notes and absorb tons of information!

9/25 at 12:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Food Drive

Fundraiser

This food drive will be collecting donations for the Cache Community Food Pantry in an attempt to help members of our community to get needed food for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Donations will be collected in the foyer of the Merrill-Cazier Library W-TH from 1:30-6:30 PM and F from 10:30 AM- 3:00 PM.

From 9/25 at 1:30 pm to 9/26 at 6:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Biology Seminar: Physiological Responses to a Changing Environment: Costs For Individuals and Populations

Conference/Seminar

Dr. Susannah French is an associate professor and the associate department head in the Department of Biology. For the Department of Biology Fall 2019 Seminar Series, Dr. French will present, "Physiological Responses to a Changing Environment: Costs for Individuals and Populations."
To learn more about Dr. French's research and her lab, visit the Department of Biology website, http://www.biology.usu.edu/about/faculty/susannah-french.

9/25 at 1:30 pm | Life Sciences Building | 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

SACNAS Opening Social

Social/Networking

Utah State's chapter of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) is hosting our first event of the year. Come learn more about the chapter and meet our new officers. There will also be snacks! Come join us from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Library 208.

9/25 at 4:30 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | 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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

AIS Friday Workshop

Workshop/Training | Focused Friday

Come join us for this week's AIS Technical Workshop! Professor Lindsay Bennion of the MIS Department will be presenting on the topic of "Advancing your IT career through excellent technical and professional communication".

9/27 at 9:00 am | George S. Eccles Business Building | 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

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

Leadership Forum - Steven Snow

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Focused Friday

Elder Steven Snow, an Aggie, serves as the Historian and Recorder for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He previously served on the Utah Board of Regents and on the President’s Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships for President Obama.

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

Food Drive

Fundraiser

This food drive will be collecting donations for the Cache Community Food Pantry in an attempt to help members of our community to get needed food for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Donations will be collected in the foyer of the Merrill-Cazier Library W-TH from 1:30-6:30 PM and F from 10:30 AM- 3:00 PM.

9/27 at 10:30 am | Merrill-Cazier Library | 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

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

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

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

Spirit of the Scotsman 9th Annual Intern Alumni Reunion

Reception/Reunion

Happy Homecoming Week USU! Come join the IOGP, fellow students, and Alumni for a reunion! Saturday, September 28th at 11:30 am at the David B. Haight Alumni Center! It will be a great time to reconnect with students, past and present. Hope to see you all there!

9/28 at 11:30 am | David B. Haight Center | 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

Home to CHaSS Homecoming Reunion for CHaSS alumni, faculty, students and families

Special Event

The Home to CHaSS reunion welcomes alumni, students, professors and staff for an outdoor open house featuring live music, food, games for kids and booths from every department in the college. Hours for this open house-type event are 3-5 p.m. The Homecoming Game's kickoff is at 5:30 p.m.

9/28 at 3:00 pm | More Info




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