Campus Events

Creative Wellness Classes @ the Eccles Student Life Center
Eccles Student Life Center

Try this new Creative Wellness Class and learn the art of aromatherapy.

It’s a great way to relax during Fall Break.

Register at campusrec.utah.edu.


FREE YOGA
Wednesdays and Fridays | 12:05-12:55 p.m.
Eccles Health Sciences Library

Join us for free yoga on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Eccles Health Sciences Library on the lower level. We have three mats available for checkout at the main desk, but encourage all to bring their own mats. No need to register, just come when you can! If you have questions, give us a call at 801-581-5534.

Learn more here.


PIZZA & POLITICS: REVIVING UTAH’S RURAL ECONOMIES
Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.
Gardner Commons, Hinckley Caucus Room

Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, several Utah counties have yet to recover from recession. Learn about the unique challenges facing rural Utah and what can be done to revive our rural economies.

  • Dejan Eskic, Senior Research Analyst at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

Free and open to the public

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the views expressed in this forum.


ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING
Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 | 3 p.m.
Moot Courtroom, S.J. Quinney College of Law

The next meeting of the Academic Senate is Monday, Oct. 1, from 3-5 p.m. The following items will be discussed, among others:
  • Utah Athletics, presenter Mark Harlan, Director of Athletics
  • Paid Staff Parental Leave Rule 5-200A, presenters Jeff Herring and Cathy Anderson

The meeting will be in the Moot Courtroom (6th floor) of the College of Law. Meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted approximately one week before online.

New Senior Vice Presidents Daniel Reed and Michael Good were also introduced to the Senate and shared brief comments.


PRIDE WEEK: ZINE MAKING WORKSHOP
Oct. 1, 2018 | 3 p.m.
Utah Pride Center (1380 Main St., Salt Lake City)

Join us for a night of history and hands-on creating at the Utah Pride Center. Not an artist? Not a zine-making wizard? Not sure what a zine is? Not to worry! No special skills needed. All are welcome, supplies provided. We will introduce the history of zines through an LGBTQ+ and feminist framework followed by hands-on collaborative zine making.


PIZZA & POLITICS: PRIDE WEEK
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.
Gardner Commons, Hinckley Caucus Room

Free and open to the public.

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum

COSPONSORED BY THE OFFICE OF EQUITY AND DIVERSITY.


OFFICE FOR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP WEBINAR
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 | 4-5 p.m.
Online

This is a webinar that will be conducted via GoToMeeting. Please email your name and uNID to kathryn.timm@utah.edu to RSVP.

Learn more about available Office for Global Engagement (OGE) Scholarships to fund Learning Abroad programs:

  • Diversity Scholarship
  • Social Media Scholarship
  • Student Fee Scholarship
  • Photography Scholarship

Learning Abroad will answer questions about the different types of scholarships, how to apply, and tips for creating a strong application.

Over $250,000 in funding available each year.

Spring/Spring Break/Calendar Year 2019 Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2018.


PRIDE WEEK: ACME SESSION
Oct. 2, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Utah Pride Center (1380 Main St., Salt Lake City)

How do we resist attacks to our queer and transgender communities, celebrate our accomplishments, while also holding ourselves accountable across intersections of difference? Come participate in an interactive dialogue surrounding art as a medium for activism, and the accountability that artists must have to folx within the communities they seek to represent.

Participants are encouraged to openly share their own artistic expressions, as well as questions around what accountability looks like within our shared communities.


BALLOT READY 2018: UNPACKING THE INITIATIVES: MEDICAID EXPANSION
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 | 7-8 p.m.
Gardner Commons, Hinckley Caucus Room

This November, Utahns will have the opportunity to voice their opinion on an unprecedented number of ballot initiatives. Proposition 3, the Utah Decides Healthcare Act, would expand Medicaid to the full extent allowed under the Affordable Care Act, giving access to health care to tens of thousands of Utahns.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Panel begins promptly at 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum.

COSPONSORED BY THE ABU EDUCATION FUND, JOHN R. PARK DEBATE SOCIETY, AND THE SCHOLARS STRATEGY NETWORK.


WELLNESS FAIR
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center

Center for Student Wellness and Campus Recreation Services bring you their annual Wellness Fair to Explore Your Wellness.

At the fair, you can acquaint yourself with a variety of wellness-related resources on our campus as well as within the larger Salt Lake City community. Visit as many tables as you like at the resource fair, receive a stamp from each, then enter to win a slew of awesome prizes in our drawing. In addition, students can access many health and wellness screenings, so don’t forget to bring your UCard:

  • Protect yourself and get a free flu shot before winter hits.
  • Receive free STI testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia.
  • Give blood and save a life at the Red Cross mobile bus.
  • Donate canned goods and hygiene products to stock the U’s Food Pantry (Donations will earn you an extra entry into the prize drawing).

We hope to see you there!


Women’s Enrollment Initiative – Lean In: Speaking Truth to Power
Oct. 3, 2018 | 11 a.m.
SSB 380

“Your silence serves no one,” says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker, Luvvie Ajayi. Join the Women’s Enrollment Initiative as they share a bright and uplifting Ted Talk: Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable and then engage in an important discussion about speaking truth to power. Information about domestic and dating violence prevention and resources will be available.

Click here for more information.


PRIDE WEEK: SONYA R. TAYLOR
Oct. 3, 2018 | 12 p.m.
Union Saltair

Sonya R. Taylor is an author, poet, spoken word artist, speaker, humanitarian and social justice activist, educator, and founder of The Body is Not An Apology movement.


MAKING THE AMERICAN DREAM A REALITY
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 | 12-1:30 p.m.
Gardner Commons, Hinckley Caucus Room

American Dream Dialogue Series: In our second of a three-part dialogue series, panelists will discuss how to make the American dream a reality examining why it is important to secure and expand the middle class, what (if anything) cities, states, and federal governments can do to help the middle class, and the key barriers standing in the way of a growing and diversifying American middle class.

  • Natalie Gochnour, Gardner Institute (Moderator)
  • Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox
  • Claudia Geist, Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Utah
  • Bill Crim, United Way of Salt Lake
  • Senator Luz Escamilla, Utah Legislature

Free and open to the public.

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum.

COSPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, AND THE AMERICAN DREAM IDEAS CHALLENGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH.


ANNUAL UTAH-OXFORD STUDENT FORUM
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 | 3-4:30 p.m.
Gardner Commons, Hinckley Caucus Room (Room 2018)

Join experts and students from the U and Oxford University to discuss peace, conflict and human rights. Professors Deen Chatterjee of S.J Quinney College of Law at the U who is a faculty director at the Oxford Consortium and Cheyney Ryan, director, Human Rights Program at Oxford University will join the U students to discuss this year’s theme “Pragmatism and Vision in Building Peace.” Students will share their experiences of their Oxford workshops with the university community.

Oxford Human Rights Consortium invites U students, and students from several other US universities, to participate in week-long workshops in March and June at Oxford University in England to understand and develop constructive solutions to today’s problems in such areas as human rights, global conflicts, humanitarian aid, and peacebuilding.


LGBT Resource Center and Center for Student Wellness STD/HIV testing Clinic
Oct. 4, 2018 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Union West Ballroom

Get free and confidential HIV, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia tests (while supplies last). Information about domestic and dating violence will be available at the clinic.


PRIDE WEEK: BELIEVER
Oct. 4, 2018 | 2 p.m.
Union Theater

Film screening and discussion.

Believer follows The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ member Dan Reynolds, frontman for the Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons, as he takes on a new mission to explore how the Mormon church treats its LGBTQ members.

This event is in collaboration with the Bennion Center.


PRIDE WEEK: TALIA KEYS & THE LOVE
Oct. 4, 2018 | 12 p.m.
Tanner Plaza

Talia Keys & The Love will be performing at the University of Utah’s Famers Market. Advocating for human rights, Talia uses her music to convey a message of growth, awareness and love in order to promote compassion and respect for our Earth and one another.

The market takes place west of the Union building on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


COGNITIVE CARE CONFERENCE
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
South Towne Expo Center

The Department of Psychiatry, College of Nursing and Department of Neurology in partnership with the Utah Department of Health is presenting a Cognitive Care Conference on Oct. 5. It is for both health care professionals, students and caregivers of loved ones living with dementia. CME’s and CEU’s are offered for professionals.

For more information, go here.


FREE FILM SCREENING: “QUIET HEROES”
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 | 4-6:15 p.m.
Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, Level 1

A Logo Documentary Films Special Presentation of “Quiet Heroes.”

Free and open to the public.

During the 80s HIV/AIDS epidemic, two women in Salt Lake City treated, cared for and stood by those suffering from HIV/AIDS. This film tells their story.

4-4:30 p.m.: Display of the Kristen Ries & C. Maggie Snyder HIV/AIDS Archive
4:30-5:45 p.m.: Film screening
5:45-6:15 p.m.: Q&A with the production team

Click here for more info.


Dissertation & Thesis Writing Boot Camp
Monday, Oct. 8-Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Faculty Center, level 1, Marriott Library

Are you ready to write?! Get hands on assistance each semester with your dissertation, thesis and other writing projects.

Breakfast will be provided each morning for registered participants.

Register here.

For more information, go here.


U HEALTH FARMERS MARKET
Tuesdays, through Oct. 9, 2018 |12-5 p.m.
Browning Plaza

Wellness and Integrative Health is presenting a weekly Farmers Market every Tuesday from 12-5 p.m. in Browning Plaza located east of the School of Medicine starting June 12-Oct. 9, 2018. Seasonal fruits, vegetables and other healthy goods available from Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms.

Learn more about Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms here.


IGNITE COLLABORATION
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 | 12-3 p.m.
Marriott Library

Join Teaching & Learning Technologies and our campus partners for TLT’s Faculty Forum “Ignite Collaboration” event. This event is free for faculty and staff and registration is now open.

We kick off the forum with discovery booths featuring the latest technology and services that Teaching & Learning Technologies, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and the Marriott Library has to offer faculty and staff. Followed by amazing presentations by university faculty and supporting staff about innovative classroom and course technology ranging from virtual reality in the classroom to pushing the boundaries of Canvas.

Visit tlt.utah.edu to register and for more information.


MY CULTURE IS NOT YOUR COSTUME
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 | 5:30-7 p.m.
ASUU Office, Union 234

With information not normally accessible in traditional classroom environments, this forum will enrich student’s awareness of cultural appropriation. Taught through a series of dialogues and storytelling, students will learn how they can stop engaging in behavior that harms oppressed peoples.

This forum seeks to provide the student body with the necessary tools to promote diversity and wellness on campus. By integrating social justice/activism into the daily lives of students, they will be better able to fight against forces that commodify peoples’ cultures and take a stand against the oppression those same peoples face.

With the knowledge learned, attendees will be attuned to analyze issues of cultural appropriation in different places and situations.

This forum is free for all students.


Curiosity Bibliotherapy (Book Club) : “The Inquisitor’s Tale” (Fantasy)
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 | 2 p.m.
Campus Book Store

Available on the shelf at Marriott Library and for purchase at the Campus Store.

Three children from vastly different backgrounds, and their holy greyhound, band together as unlikely friends when they unexpectedly become fugitives on the run.

About Bibliotherapy: Focused on maintaining one’s curiosity and desire to investigate, this book club follows a traditional format by meeting to discuss the same book. Discussion and readings are short. The club rotates between book genres every month. Pick the genre that most intrigues you, read the book and attend the event.

More info can be found here and here.


MICROAGGRESSION TRAINING
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. 
College of Social Work, SW 330

We will explore the different types of micro-aggressions, what they look like, how they are used, and what impact they have on receivers. We will also discuss strategies in responding to microaggressions in ways that bring awareness and attention without falling into a savior mentality and identity.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please register in advance here. Please direct inquires to Irene Ota at irene.ota@socwk.utah.edu.


LIVE RADIOWEST TAPING: MARIA HINOJOSA
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 | 
Meet & Greet reception at 5:30 p.m. | Lecture at 7 p.m. 
S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Moot Courtroom

Tickets to the lecture only are $10 (Student price = 20 percent discount)

Tickets to the reception AND lecture are $25 (Student price = 20 percent discount)

Use promo code: “student” at checkout.


GARDEN AFTER DARK: OAKLORE ACADEMY OF MAGIC
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-20, 2018 | 6-9 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-27, 2018 | 6-9 p.m.
Red Butte Garden

Six nights of family-friendly Halloween fun. Calling all witches and wizards.

Join us for an enchanted evening at the fabled Oaklore Academy of Magic. Explore the seemingly magical properties of real-life plants from around the world as you select a magic wand, dig into herbology, study magical creatures, and more! But be warned, the noxious witch Myrtle Spurge is at Oaklore creating mischief and mayhem. Can you complete your magical education and collect the spell ingredients you need to banish Myrtle Spurge from Oaklore? Find out this October at Garden After Dark.

With crafts, activities, games, light displays and more, join us for Garden After Dark, an indoor/outdoor, costume and family-friendly, fun-filled experience in the garden to celebrate Halloween.

Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.
Garden members: $11
General public: $14
Children ages 2 and under: Free
Garden member special ticket price is $8 if you purchase your tickets by Oct. 13.

NEW! We have expanded Garden After Dark this year. The main entrance to the event will be through the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre gates–not at the Visitor Center. Please park near the Amphitheatre.


SOCIAL JUSTICE LECTURE SERIES: LETTING GO OF SELF-INFLICTED TRAUMA AND TRAUMA INFLICTED BY THE LGBTQ AND CISGENDER COMMUNITY 
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 | 6-8 p.m.
College of Social Work, Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-B)

Presenter Shea Diamond will discuss the healing process after pain and trauma has been inflicted within, by, to, and from the LGBTQ Community. This event is generously sponsored by the B.W. Bastian Foundation. This event is free and open to the public.

Please direct inquiries to Irene Ota at irene.ota@socwk.utah.edu.


ANTI-DISCRIMINATION RESPONSE TRAINING
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 | 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
College of Social Work, Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-A)

This group-based social skills workshop is designed to train and empower bystanders to take an active role in witnessing offensive and discriminating situations, instead of remaining passive or silenced.  Participants will learn and practice phrases they can use in response to a wide variety of prejudicial and discriminating situations, which include homophobia, sexism, racism, classism, etc. This event is free and open to the public.

Please register in advance here.

Please direct inquires to Irene Ota at irene.ota@socwk.utah.edu.


OFFICERS HOLLOW
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 | 12-3 p.m. 
Officers Circle in Fort Douglas

Kids can trick-or-treat at Officers Circle homes, play games, have their faces painted and engage in other fun activities during this fun annual Halloween event. Led by the Bachelor of Social Work Student Association, this event is organized with the goal of providing a fun environment for children. Officers Hollow activities are wheelchair accessible and staffed by University of Utah student volunteers. Parents are responsible for supervising their children.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please direct inquires to Pamela Seager at pamela.seager@socwk.utah.edu.


FITNESS CLASSES ARE IN FULL SWING
Eccles Student Life Center

Free Week may be over but we’re just getting started! Get motivated and stay motivated in one of our group fitness classes. Classes started this week but registration is ongoing.

View the complete schedule at campusrec.utah.edu and register today.


LEARN TO CLIMB @ THE SUMMIT
Eccles Student Life Center

Registration is now open for all climbing classes and clinics at The Summit.

Schedule and registration at campusrec.utah.edu.


LEARN TO SWIM AT THE CRIMSON LAGOON
Through Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
Eccles Student Life Center

Did you know that over 4 billion people can’t swim?  Don’t be one of them.  Swimming is not only fun, but potentially life-saving.

The Student Life Center has a variety of swim lessons and classes for beginners to advanced swimmers.  Check out the full schedule at campusrec.utah.edu and register today.