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Friday, 22 Sep 2017

Pizza and pop sale

Channel: College of Design

11:00 am - 1:00 pm @ College of Design atrium

Proceeds of the sales benefit the United Way of Story County.

Picnic, games and auction fundraiser

Channel: ISU Extension and Outreach

11:30 am - 1:30 pm @ Extension 4-H Building patio

Join ISU Extension and Outreach for lunch, games and prizes to help raise money for the United Way of Story County campaign. The leadership team will be serving up grilled hot dogs that come with chips, sides and a beverage.

Cost: $5-$6

Series: Best Practices in Online Course Design

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ View via Zoom

This 3-part series will explore best practices in online course design through the use of the Quality Matters (QM) rubric. View part two on your own.

Business pitch competition

Channel: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm @ Central campus

Watch 16 participants deliver 90-second business pitches to three judges, in hopes of winning a $900 prize. Part of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week.

Cost: free

Ag Entrepreneurship info fair

Channel: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Curtiss Hall rotunda

Learn about Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative programs, including the entrepreneurial studies minor, travel opportunities, the student incubator and the National Agri-Marketing Association. Part of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week.

Cost: free

Eliminating Writers Block: Flipped Classroom Meets Thinkspace

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm @ 2030 Morrill Hall

Anyone who has worked with students to help them write about themselves knows how challenging and anxiety-driven the process is for them. Janet Johnson (FSHN) and her team Maren Wolff (FSHN) and Samantha Jones (FSHN) have found the 'sweet spot' and will show us the methodology they implemented to scaffold undergraduates in the writing of Personal Statements and the positive student feedback and reactions they received.

Cost: Free

Paint Your Own Pottery: Color Marbling

Channel: Student Activities Center

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Learn a technique for marbling glaze on your pottery to create smooth swirls of color

Cost: ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Memorial Union Birthday Dinner & A Movie

Channel: Memorial Union programs

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Great Hall

Free chili supper in the MU to celebrate the building's 89th birthday, followed by free family movie Beauty & The Beast on the terrace, sponsored by Campustown Action Association.

Cost: free

Concert: The Steel Wheels

Channel: Student Union Board

8:00 pm @ M-Shop, Memorial Union

The Steel Wheels are an American roots music, Americana group of folk musicians, based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

Cost: $15-$20

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017

Neuroscience Research Day

Channel: Graduate College

8:30 am - 5:30 pm @ 1414 Molecular Biology

"The Aging Brain," with keynote speakers Gary Wenk, Ohio State University, Columbus; and Ruth Barrientos, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Cost: free

NatureCraft Workshop

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Family members of all ages - toddlers, kids, parents, grandparents, and more! - will love this freeform, creative, nature-based workshop.

Cost: $10 ($8/members or ISU adult, $6/general public youth, $4/members or ISU youth, )

Tai Chi Class

Channel: Student Activities Center

10:00 am - 11:15 am @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

An introduction to the 24 Posture Taijiquan Form, which was developed during the 1950s by the Chinese Athletic Committee based on the foundation of Yang Style Taijiquan.

Cost: ISU $45, Public $55


Channel: Cyclone Athletics

10:30 am @ Cyclone Sports Complex

Iowa State vs. Kirkwood. Check athletics website for schedule changes due to weather.

Cost: free


Channel: Cyclone Athletics

3:30 pm @ Cyclone Sports Complex

Iowa State vs. Midamerica Nazarene. Check athletics website for schedule changes due to weather.

Cost: free


Channel: Cyclone Athletics

4:00 pm @ Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma. Game times and dates are subject to change.

Cost: $5

Entrepreneur roundtable

Channel: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Harl Commons, Curtiss Hall

"Welcome to the PIT (People Impacting Tomorrow): Entrepreneur Roundtable." Have dinner and conversations with key entrepreneurs, influencers and business builders. Registration is required.

Cost: free

Concert: Open Mike Eagle

Channel: Student Union Board

8:00 pm @ M-Shop, Memorial Union

Michael W. Eagle II, better known by his stage name Open Mike Eagle, is an American alternative hip hop artist.

Cost: $10-$12

Lecture: Frontiers of Ag Opportunity

Channel: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

"Are We Ready? The Frontiers of Ag Opportunity," Jay Lehr, science director at the Heartland Institute think tank.

Cost: free

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Channel: Student Activities Center

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ The Workspace

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance.

Cost: ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Faculty recital

Channel: Music Department

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

Featuring guest violinist John Gilbert and ISU faculty George Work, cello; and Mei-Hsuan Huang, piano. Gilbert is professor of violin at the Texas Tech University School of Music.

Cost: free

Monday, 25 Sep 2017

Picture at Parks

Channel: University Library

11:30 am - 12:00 pm @ Parks Library lawn

Join in a giant group photo outside Parks Library. Wear your favorite cardinal and gold and find a place on the steps, plaza, lawn and entry area of the library and be ready at 11:30 to say cheese.

Cost: free

Art + Issues: Building a Campus Community

Channel: University Museums

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

Topics that relate to current events will be presented and attendees are encouraged to bring other discussion topics with them with a goal of generating understanding in a safe, inclusive, and inspiring space.

Cost: free

University Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony

Channel: Office of the President

3:30 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

University-wide awards will be presented to faculty and staff. A reception will follow.

Cost: free

Beginning Soap Making Workshop

Channel: Student Activities Center

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Make quality, handmade soap from scratch (no synthetic bases!) using the cold-process method.

Cost: ISU $35, Public $45 - includes supplies

Great Plants for Iowa: Houseplants

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens

They have been attributed to better health, happiness and air quality; houseplants are a big part of many people's homes.

Intermediate Pottery: Lidded Pots and Enclosed Forms

Channel: Student Activities Center

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Take your basic throwing skills to the next level by learning to make lids 5 different ways. See appropriate lids and finishing for different shaped vessels, and learn how an enclosed form can be turned into a lidded pot, vase, bowl, and other forms.

Cost: ISU $35, Public $45 - (includes supplies)

Lecture: Is There Evidence of God from Contemporary Science?

Channel: Lectures Program

7:00 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

Msgr. James A. Supple Lecture Series: Fr. Robert Spitzer served as president of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009. A Catholic priest and Jesuit, he is the author of eight books, including New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy, and appears weekly on EWTN in "Father Spitzer's Universe."

Cost: free

Performance: Molly Fillmore, soprano

Channel: Music Department

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Music Hall

Soprano Molly Fillmore is a guest artist.

Cost: free

Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017

Lecture: Why Intelligent Design is NOT Science

Channel: Lectures Program

6:30 pm @ Campanile Room, Memorial Union

The Atheist and Agnostic Society Fall Lecture. Hector Avalos is a professor of religious studies at Iowa State.

Cost: free

Open Mic Night

Channel: Student Union Board

8:00 pm @ The M-Shop, MU

Open mic night gives students the chance to show off their talents to their fellow students. Many are musicians, comedians, and poets. So come on out and show us what kind of talents you have. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Cost: FREE