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September Events

Date: September 17
Keynote Address: Dr. Karma Chávez, “Justice Experiments: Creating University-Community Collaborations for Change”
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Library 101

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Date: September 18
Faculty Workshop: Dr. Karma Chávez, ”To Be an Activist Professor,”
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Location: Old Main 340

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Date: September 18
Event: Swenson House Groundbreaking
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: 669 E 500 N, Logan

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Date: September 19
State of CHaSS Address
Time: 3:00 pm 
Location: Alumni House

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Date: September 20
Elizabeth Vandiver
Lecture: "Troy, Trenches, and Trauma: Classics and Modern British War Literature"
Time: 1:30-2:45 pm
Location: Main 301

In her book, Elizabeth Vandiver examines the ways in which British poets of the First World War used classical literature, culture, and history as a source of images, ideas, and even phrases for their own poetry. Vandiver argues that classics was a crucial source for writers from a wide variety of backgrounds, from working-class poets to those educated in public schools, and for a wide variety of political positions and viewpoints. Poets used references to classics both to support and to oppose the war from its beginning all the way to the Armistice and after. By exploring the importance of classics in the poetry of the First World War, Vandiver offers a new perspective on that poetry and on the history of classics in British culture.

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Date: September 20
The Annual Leonard J. Arrington Lecture with Darius Gray
Lecture: “Redeeming a People: The Critical Role of Historical Examination in Moving Cultural and Moral Trajectories”
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Logan LDS Tabernacle, 50 N. Main St.
The lecture is free and open to the public. 

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Date: September 21
Evans Biography Awards and Panel on Writing Challenging Topics
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Library 101

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Date: September 25
Major Fair
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Location: TSC International Lounge

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Date: September 27-28
Grad Recruiting Weekend

 

October Events

 

Date: Oct. 5-6
Conference: Front Range Early American Consortium Annual Conference (FREAC)
Organizers: Angela Diaz, Seth Archer, and Kyle Bulthuis
Location: USU Campus

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Date: Oct. 6
Lecture: "What Does It Mean to be an Educated Person in the 21st Century? The Trajectory of Higher Education in America"
Presenter: Norm Jones
Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
Location: Park City, venue TBD
This event is free and open to the public. Following the lecture there will be a reception with light refreshments. 

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Date: Oct. 10
Conference: "God & Smog: Religion and Environmentalism"
Hosted by the Religious Studies Program
Time: 9:00-5:00
Location: Perry Pavilion, John Huntsman School of Business
This event is free and open to the public. 

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Date: Oct. 13
CHaSS Homecoming
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Craig Astin Park

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Date: Oct. 31
Fright Night!
Hosted by History Club
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Join us for frightening tales from history! 

 

 

November Events

 

Date: Nov. 1
Dr. Philip L. Barlow
Lecture: "The Last Lecture"
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Eccles Conference Center
Reception to follow

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Date: Nov. 2
First World War Poetry Read-a-thon
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: TBD

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Date: Nov. 3
Prof. Regina Sweeney (Dickinson College)
Public Lecture
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Dr. Sweeney is author of Singing our Way to Victory: French Cultural Politics and Music during the Great War. This lecture is a prelude to the evening concert, “War and the Human Heart.”

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Date: Nov. 10
“We Remember Them”—Artifacts and Documents from the First World War Roadshow
Time: 10 am-12 pm
Location: USU Logan Main Campus, space TBD

We invite all residents of the Cache Valley and the surrounding area to look through their attics, basements, and spare boxes for any material associated with the First World War.  We welcome anyone with a diary or correspondence or poem or song or artwork or photograph from someone who lived through 1914-1918; any souvenirs from that time; any items brought home from volunteer activity, training camps, or service overseas; and above all, the family stories that accompany them.  This initiative is modeled on the “Lest We Forget” project at the University of Oxford and we share its mission: “to gather personal stories of World War One told through photographs, diaries, letters, mementos, and the memories and oral histories passed down through families.”