Campus Events

‘BRIGHT STAR’
Friday, Jan. 12-Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
Pioneer Theatre Company

Photo by Craig Schwartz.

“Bright Star,” the new musical from Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award-winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winning Edie Brickell, opens at Pioneer Theatre Company, running Jan. 12-27, 2018. Tickets are available at tickets.pioneertheatre.org.
“Bright Star,” with direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, won the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music. It also received five 2016 Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical and Best Orchestrations. 

 


FOOD ENTREPRENEUR: BURGER JOINT
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 | 6-8 p.m.
Lassonde Studios

Opening a restaurant can be challenging, but a burger restaurant can be profitable if executed properly.

This session will walk you through the basics of how to start a burger joint if you want to establish your own concept or you are just curious about it. Plus, we will have free food.


FITNESS CLASSES BEGIN THIS WEEK
Jan. 16-April 29, 2018
Eccles Student Life Center

Join us for a semester of existing classes to help you reach your fitness and wellness goals. Classes begin today but we have rolling registration so there’s still time to get started. From Pilates to Balle Barre and featuring BodyPump, there’s a class for everyone. Check out the list of classes and get registered today at campusrec.utah.edu.


PERSONAL MONEY MANAGEMENT CENTER’S WORKSHOP KICK-OFF LUNCHEON
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 | 12:15-1:05 p.m.
Library Gould Auditorium

The Equifax breach exposed 143 million American’s sensitive personal information. Learn what you can do to help protect your information from being misused.

 


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES GREEN CANYON CROSS COUNTRY SKIING TRIP
Friday, Jan. 19-Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 | $125 + tax
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 | 5 p.m.

Come enjoy a fantastic yurt-filled weekend with the Outdoor Adventures. Cross country ski through the snowy winter of Utah to a yurt up Green Canyon. Beautiful mountain views and new friends await. Call Outdoor Adventures at 801-581-8516 to register and don’t forget to come to the pre-trip meeting on Jan. 16.


INTRAMURAL SPORTS FIFA 17 TOURNAMENT
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. | Free
Eccles Student Life Center

Get in on the action of one of the highest rated sports games and compete for the coveted title of FIFA 17 Campus Champion.

Register today at imleagues.com/utah.


CLOSING RECEPTION AND GALLERY TALK FOR EXHIBITION OPEN SET
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 | 6-8 p.m.
Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, Level 4

A Triennial Fine Binding Competition & Exhibition
Speaker: Lang Ingalls, exhibition coordinator.

Lang Ingalls, exhibition coordinator for OPEN • SET, will give a gallery talk during the closing reception for this traveling exhibition from the American Academy of Bookbinding. Select works from the show will be out of the cases for closer viewing during the talk.

This event is free and open to the public, light refreshments served.

Click here for more information.


MINDFULNESS CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 | 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Student Services Building, Room 344

The University of Utah Counseling Center presents the Mindfulness Center Open House. With the help of a generous gift from the ASUU and the graduating class of 2016, we are excited to present our new and improved Mindfulness Center. Come see our new space and learn about our free programming for students, faulty, and staff. We will have catered snacks, relaxation chairs, mindfulness and meditation activities, and mindfulness swag. Please RSVP. For more information about the Mindfulness Center, please visit our website.


DIVERSITY AND U
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 | 5-8 p.m.
Ray Olpin University Union

Brought to you by the Union Programming Council. Through Diversity and U, our goal is to highlight the rich diversity present in our campus community. There will be many student organizations that will be explaining and performing significant cultural dances, martial arts, and more! Additionally, other groups will be present to discuss their diverse backgrounds and/or discuss supportive resources provided on campus. We are also excited to announce that there will be a panel from 7-8 p.m. focused on individuals of diverse backgrounds in the workplace, what adversity they may face, and how to rise above it. Come enjoy the diversity the student body has to offer and indulge in knowledge, free food and activities while doing so.

This is a public event open to students and other members of the community.

 


SCHWINN CYCLING INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center

Do you love cycling and are Interested in helping others reach their fitness goals?

Get certified in the industry’s most respected and progressive indoor cycling instructor training course. In one power-packed day you’ll have the tools you need to become a successful and sought-after instructor on any bike. Follow the link for more information about the certification and register today. This class is a great way to get prepared for teaching at the Student Life Center. Register here.


DINOFEST
Saturday, Jan. 20-Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Natural History Museum of Utah

Dinosaur fans get ready for “Dinosaurs in Motion” at this year’s 2nd annual DinoFest Weekend happening Jan. 20-21, 2018, at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Meet scientists and experts. See real fossils and learn how they are found, studied and cared for. Visit nhmu.utah.edu for more information.

Price: $9.95 to $14.95; kids 2-years and younger free.


MARRIOTT LIBRARY BIRTHDAY BASH
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Level 3 Atrium

Help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary.
We’ll be serving a 50-foot long cake, having a trivia contest and making custom buttons. Come on down.
Enter to win some prizes, including a Nintendo Switch, a 3DS or even an iPad.


INTRAMURAL SPORTS TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. | $6
Eccles Student Life Center

Grab a paddle and hit the courts on Jan. 25 to compete for the table tennis championship.

Register today at imleagues.com/utah.


KUER’S ‘45 DAYS’ PODCAST SECOND SEASON LAUNCH PARTY
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Silicon Slopes (2600 Executive Pkwy, Lehi)

KUER has just launched the second season of our “45 Days” podcast. The podcast takes you behind the scenes of the Utah Legislature’s 45-day annual session. Each week, KUER reporters highlight critical bills and how they could affect listeners, and they also chat with some of the “movers and shakers” on Capitol Hill. The podcast is available for download on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and everywhere you get your podcasts.

KUER is hosting a free launch party for the event on Jan. 25 at Silicon Slopes in Lehi. Attendees will meet the KUER reporters behind “45 Days,” ask questions of Utah’s lawmakers and get special access to the first episode while enjoying food and refreshments. RSVPs are required, and tickets are limited.

  


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES SNOWSHOE IN THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 | $20

Join us for an amazing day-trip adventure as we snowshoe hike on a local trail. Enjoy a day in the snow and take in the beautiful views. Bring some friends or come prepared to make new ones.

Call Campus Recreation Services Outdoor Adventures at 801-581-8516 to register.


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LECTURE
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 | 3 p.m.

Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

Sylvia Torti, dean of the U’s Honors College and author of “Cages.”

Sylvia Torti is an ecologist and fiction writer. She completed her doctorate at the University of Utah, focusing on the unique and little understood phenomenon of tropical monodominance (natural monocultures) in Congo, Africa. Her first novel, “The Scorpion’s Tail,” was published in 2005 and won the Miguel Mármol Award for best debut fiction by an American Latino/a. Her second novel, “Cages,” was published in May 2017 by Schaffner Press and won the Nicolas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature.

Click here for more information.


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HATE CRIME FORUM
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 | 1-4 p.m.
Union Saltair Room

The Office of the Dean of Students is sponsoring a forum on Hate Crimes from the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 1-4 p.m. in the Union Saltair Room.

All staff, faculty and students are welcome to attend all or parts of the presentation.


FREE COFFEE HOUR
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 | 2-3 p.m.
Gould Auditorium

Swing by the Gould Auditorium for some free coffee, tea and hot chocolate. We’ll also have some great reads and recommends for you to check out while you hang out. We’ll be there the last Wednesday of every month this semester.


FREE SUSHI – GRADUATE STUDENT SOCIAL
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Graduate Reading Room

Enjoy free food like bagels and sushi, coffee and tea while learning about various resources at the library.


Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Through–Sunday, March 11, 2018

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

A new exhibition opening at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts explores one of the most important chapters of American history through celebrated artworks from one of the nation’s finest collections of Western art.

Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West” opened to the public Sunday, Dec. 3, the first major traveling exhibition on view at the UMFA since the museum’s newly remodeled galleries reopened in late August. The exhibition considers evolving notions of the American West through more than eighty works of art by both Euro-Americans and Plains Indian artists.

“Go West!” is a special ticketed exhibition, but admission is free for U students, staff and faculty.


CAREER TREK TO SEATTLE
Tuesday, March 20-Friday, March 23, 2018
Applications due: Jan. 22, 2018

Want to work in the Pacific Northwest, visit top companies and explore career options in a big city? The Career & Professional Development Center is hosting a Career Trek (aka field trip) to Seattle, from March 20-23, 2018 to expose students to industries, career pathways and companies specific to Seattle. This event is designed to be an exploratory endeavor to learn about various career fields, but many of these companies are also looking to hire interns and/or full-time employees.

The companies in which we will visit include Starbucks, Amazon, Tableau, Seattle City Light, Nordstorm, and Payscale. Within these companies we will hear from a variety of departments such as marketing, human resources, engineering, sustainability, etc. We have designed this trek to include a diverse array of career paths and therefore be inclusive to students from all majors.

Students must pay for the cost of flight, but all other expenses including lodging, food, and ground transportation will be free of charge. For more information, visit our website or email arenzetti@sa.utah.edu.


GRAND ROUNDS: RESEARCH REPRODUCIBILITY
Through Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Join us for a year of programming around research reproducibility. From September until June we will be holding weekly discussions, an immersive workshop and conference.

Follow the hashtag #MakeResearchTrue on Twitter.

For more information, go here.