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December Events


Date: Dec. 4

The Climate Challenge: USU Voices
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Merrill-Cazier Library Room 101

USU experts confront the issue of climate change. Join students from the Fall 2018 USU Oral History class as they discuss their experiences interviewing USU scientists on how climate change has impacted their lives and careers. The students will unveil a small digital collection of their interviews. Light refreshments will be served.



November Events


Date: Nov. 1
"The End of Religion": Dr. Philip L. Barlow's Last Lecture
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Alumni Center
Reception to follow


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


Date: Nov. 3
Prof. Regina Sweeney (Dickinson College)
Public Lecture: "Music Goes to War: From Parisian Music Halls to the Trenches of World War I"
Time: 6:15
Location: Fine Arts 150
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.”


Date: Nov. 3
The American Festival Chorus and Orchestra,
"War and the Human Heart: Songs of Battle, Loss, and Love,"a performance combining chamber orchestra, chorus, film, and live narration
Time: 7:30
Location: Daines Concert Hall
Tickets available here:


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.”


October Events


Date: October 31
Dr. Julia Gossard
Lecture: "Witchy Women: The Long History of Witchcraft in Western Civilization"
Time: 12:00-1:00
Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 101