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Thursday, October 3

Lazyman Triathlon

Recreation

Take 31 days to complete 140.6 miles!

Most triathlons are completed in a day, we are giving you a month. 2.4 miles swim, 112 miles bike, and 26.2 miles run all to be completed within the month of October. Register here. Pick up a tracking sheet at the HPER Service Desk and check off the miles as you go. Once you complete the Lazyman, turn in your tracking sheet and receive a free t-shirt. Keep your body moving during the month of October and encourage others to do complete the triathlon with you. Please email aquatics@usu.edu if you have any questions.

10/03, All Day | HPER Building | More Info

Mentorship Mix and Mingle

Social/Networking

Come and meet potential mentors and others involved in the mentorship program. Learn about how you can join as a mentor or mentee. All engineering students are invited to attend.

10/03 at 6:00 am | Engineering Building | 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

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

Cookie Fundraiser for Thailand

Fundraiser

Join the International Business Club in supporting sending USU students to Thailand to teach English and safely release elephants back into the wild. Booths will be set up in various locations around campus & volunteers are needed! If willing to help contact USU IBC at ibc.usu@gmail.com

10/03 at 10:00 am | Utah State University Campus | 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.

10/03 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.

10/03 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).

10/03 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

10/03 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Lunch for a Bunch

Breakfast/Luncheon/Dinner

Head over to the Institute for some baked potatoes and chili! Everyone welcome, so come meet new friends! Lunch will be served in the gym from 11:15 until it's gone.

Sponsored by the LDSSA club.

10/03 at 11:15 am | LDS Institute | More Info

Cultural Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series

Cultural/Diversity

Join us for the first presentation in the Brown Bag Cultural Studies Lecture Series! Bring a lunch and enjoy Dr. Kortney Sherbine’s presentation on “Friendly Guns: Power, Play, and Choice in Preschool,” located in EDUC 330D. To join remotely, please contact Lauren Shanley at lauren.shanley@usu.edu.

10/03 at 12:00 pm | Education Building | More Info

Test Like a Pro

Workshop/Training

Come learn how to be the best at test.

10/03 at 12:00 pm | Life Sciences Building | More Info

Humanizing Learning with Digital Tools - Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Conference/Seminar

“As colleges and universities move towards serving broader student populations, our teaching and learning environments must change to support their success. Diverse student populations require learning environments that provide options and use digital tools to mindfully cultivate a sense of belonging for students. This presentation will examine specific pedagogical approaches that leverage digital tools to create inclusivity and support learner variability. Believe it or not – technology can inspire greater connections between you and your students!”

Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock is a noted leader in higher education with expertise in online teaching, course design, and faculty development. Michelle’s work has helped online instructors across the nation and beyond understand how to craft relevant, humanized online learning experiences that support the diverse needs of college students. She is the author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies (2nd edition, Routledge), has received national recognition for her excellence in teaching, and has held various leadership roles with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI).

10/03 at 3:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Math Colloquium Series

Conference/Seminar

NONPARAMETRIC ENSEMBLE ESTIMATION OF DISTRIBUTIONAL FUNCTIONALS IN MACHINE LEARNING

Abstract: Distributional functionals are integrals of functionals of probability densities and include functionals such as information divergence, mutual information, and entropy. Distributional functionals have many applications in the fields of information theory, statistics, signal processing, and machine learning.
Many existing non-parametric distributional functional estimators have either unknown convergence rates or
are difficult to implement. In this talk, I present multiple applications of distributional functional estimation, focusing on the problems of dimensionality reduction, extending machine learning tasks to distributional features, and estimating the optimal probability of error (the Bayes error) of a classification problem. I then briefly present a simple, computationally tractable, nonparametric ensemble estimator of a wide class of distributional
functionals that achieves parametric convergence rates under certain smoothness conditions. The asymp

10/03 at 3:30 pm | Animal Science | More Info

Colloquium Series Kevin Moon

Conference/Seminar

Nonparametric Ensemble Estimation of Distributional Functionals in Machine learning

10/03 at 3:30 pm | Animal Science | More Info

“Exceptional: A History of Industrial Design in the United States” lecture by Dr. Carma Gorman

Arts/Entertainment

Carma Gorman is an Associate Professor in the School of Design and Creative Technologies. She earned a B.A. in Art History at Carleton College and a Ph.D. in the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the board of directors of the College Art Association, a former associate editor of the journal Design and Culture, and a past president of the Design Studies Forum.

10/03 at 5:00 pm | Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium | More Info

Engineering Council

Meeting

Weekly Council planning meeting for the Engineering Council. Open to all students who want to be engaged with the College of Engineering.

10/03 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Microsoft Word Workshop: Tools for Technical Writing

Workshop/Training

The engineering Tutor Center is sponsoring a workshop to teach students how to use formatting, reference, and other tools in Microsoft Word. These tools are particularly useful for technical writing and saving time while producing technical documents. In addition to learning these tools, students will create a template for a lab report.

10/03 at 5:30 pm | Engineering 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.

10/03 at 6:30 pm | 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.

10/03 at 7:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Business Week 2019: Underground Agg Show

Arts/Entertainment

Business Week 2019

Concert featuring. Foreign Figures, Michael Barrow & The Tourists, LC Huffman
Come jam to Foreign Figures while supporting a good cause! All ticket sales will go to Operation Underground Railroad, a non-profit organization that helps end child sex trafficking. Doors open at 6. Tickets are sold at the Ticket Office for $5 and at the door for $8.

10/03 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Autumn Voices

Arts/Entertainment

Celebrate fall semester with the USU choirs!

10/03 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

USUSA Latin Dance

Cultural/Diversity

Come learn how to Latin dance! First hour teaching, second hour practice and free dance! We teach bachata, merengue, cumbia, and salsa.

10/03 at 8:00 pm | HPER Building | More Info



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