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Monday, 31 Aug 2015

Love and Information Auditions

Channel: ISU Theatre

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Music Hall

ISU Theatre is seeking an ensemble cast of 14-20+ student actors with the ability to play multiple roles. To audition, please prepare two short, contrasting, contemporary monologues. The entire audition package should not exceed two minutes total. Sign up for an audition slot in Pearson Hall 2130 starting the first week of classes. Auditions are open to all ISU students.

Walk-In Craft: Natural Lip Balm

Channel: The Workspace

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

Using natural products, mix up a batch of a custom lip balm to protect your kisser this summer. Essential oil will be available for fun scents or leave it au-natural. You will have enough to fill a couple tins plus extra that can be taken home and reheated for refilling tins several times over. Walk in anytime but give yourself about half an hour to finish.

Cost: $8

Tuesday, 01 Sep 2015

Craft of the Month: Photo Holders

Channel: The Workspace

2:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Use paint, decoupage techniques and Washi tape to decorate a wood plaque with a clip for displaying your favorite photo.

Cost: $5

Indoor/Outdoor Portrait Photography Class

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

This is a four week course on Tuesdays, September 1, September 8, September 15, and September 22 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Join beloved photo instructor Mark Stoltenberg, for a class exploring the "how-to" of taking great pictures whether indoors or outside.

Cost: $68 for members. $85 for general public. ISU students get 15% off member rate.

Walk-In Craft: Fine Silver Pendant

Channel: The Workspace

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

Create a fine silver pendant without traditional metalworking techniques - no jewelry saw, soldering or endless filing! Use metal clay and a mold to make your pendant. We will then use a small torch to fire your work in just a few minutes. When you are done, you'll have a work of art that is 99.9% pure silver.

Cost: $18

Love and Information Auditions

Channel: ISU Theatre

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Music Hall

ISU Theatre is seeking an ensemble cast of 14-20+ student actors with the ability to play multiple roles. To audition, please prepare two short, contrasting, contemporary monologues. The entire audition package should not exceed two minutes total. Sign up for an audition slot in Pearson Hall 2130 starting the first week of classes. Auditions are open to all ISU students.

Drawing Class

Channel: The Workspace

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Take this opportunity to learn and develop drawing skills, whether you are a beginner who likes to doodle or an artist with experience. Students will be guided through a variety of exercises to enhance your drawing techniques including: line, perspective, light/shadow, and composition, while developing hand-eye coordination and confidence.

Cost: ISU $42, Public $52 (supplies included)

Open Mic Night

Channel: Student Activities Center

8:00 pm @ M-Shop

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.

Wednesday, 02 Sep 2015

Ship-naming Ceremony: USS Iowa

Channel: Special Events

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm @ Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will announce the name of the U.S. Navy's next Virginia-class submarine during the ceremony. Also speaking are Gov. Terry Branstad and ISU President Steven Leath.

Cost: free

Retirement reception: Nancy Osborn Johnsen

Channel: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm @ Room 302 Catt Hall

Osborn Johnsen, an administrative academic adviser in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is retiring. A program will begin at 4 p.m.

Cost: free

Welcome reception: Black Faculty and Staff Association

Channel: Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Memorial Union, Multicultural Center

All are welcome to meet new employees and reconnect with current colleagues. Refreshments will be served.

Cost: free

Reception for Paul Lasley

Channel: Sociology Department

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Harl Commons, Curtiss Hall

Sociology professor Paul Lasley recently stepped down as department chair after serving in that capacity for 13 years. He remains on the sociology faculty. A short program will begin at 5:15 p.m.

Cost: free

Nature Journaling Class

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

A four week course on Wednesdays - September 2, September 9, September 16, and September 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Whether you are a budding naturalist, artist, or writer, Reiman Gardens is the ideal setting to observe and record pollinating insects, tropical butterflies, and native flora and fauna.

Cost: $40 for members & $45 for general public. ISU students pay 15% off member price.

Opening reception: "Women for Women: Female Fashion Designers" exhibit

Channel: Mary Alice Gallery

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Mary Alice Gallery, 1015 Morrill Hall

This reception celebrates the Textiles and Clothing Museum's fall exhibit, which brings the names of both recognized and lesser-known female fashion designers to the forefront by presenting examples of their work.

Cost: free

Opening reception: (Re)discovering S(h)elves exhibition

Channel: University Museums

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

(Re)discovering S(h)elves reflects a multi-disciplinary curatorial approach to reexamining the University Museums permanent collection in conjunction with its 40th anniversary celebration. Remarks begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Cost: free

Photography Class: The Art of Seeing

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

A four week course on Wednesdays, Sept. 2-23. Led by professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg.

Cost: $85 for general public (discounts for members and ISU students)

Zendoodle Bookbinding Class

Channel: The Workspace

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Turn your scribbles into a thoughtful collection of reflections in this 2-part class. Start by creating your own small handmade sketchbook using recycled materials and drawing paper, and finish with guided instruction in the process of Zendoodle to begin filling the pages with beautiful designs.

Cost: ISU $38, Public $48 (supplies included)

Concert: Northern Faces w/ Modern Chemistry

Channel: Student Union Board

8:00 pm @ M-Shop

Offering impossibly catchy hooks and melodies, unparalleled harmonies, blues-influenced instrumentation and a modern pop sensibility, Northern Faces has crafted an impressive standout sound that is all their own. The Albany, NY-based indie-rock outfit showcases their sonic prowess on their self-titled, debut full-length, released this past April on Equal Vision Records.

Cost: $7 Students / $12 Public

Thursday, 03 Sep 2015

Cyclone Club Luncheon

Channel: Athletics Special Events

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ Reiman Ballroom, ISU Alumni Center

Join the Ames and Story County Cyclone Club for the first Cyclone Club Luncheon of the year with guest speaker Paul Rhoads, Cyclone head football coach; and emcee John Walters, radio voice of the Cyclones.

Cost: $10 for catered lunch from Hy-Vee

New Faculty Luncheon with the VP for Research

Channel: Office of the Vice President for Research

11:30 am - 1:30 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

New faculty are invited to join vice president for research Sarah Nusser and staff from the VPR office at a luncheon to learn more about research services at Iowa State. RSVP requested.

Cost: free

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Channel: Professional and Scientific Council

2:10 pm - 4:00 pm @ Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

The P&S Council is a representative body elected by, and responsible to, Professional and Scientific employees at Iowa State University. Meetings are open to the public.

Cost: free

Crochet Class

Channel: The Workspace

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Learn the three standard crochet stitches and how to incorporate them into project construction and finishing a market bag. Learn to read crochet patterns for future projects. Bring a size H hook to class. Yarn will be provided.

Cost: ISU $28, Public $38 (supplies included)

Youth Watercolor Class

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

Learn basic sketching and watercolor techniques to paint everything from plants, animals, and butterflies, to landscapes and garden scenes.

Cost: $64 members. $80 general public. ISU students get 15% off member rate.

Cyclone Cinema: Pitch Perfect 2

Channel: Student Union Board

7:00 pm @ Carver Hall 101

The Student Union Board presents Cyclone Cinema! Showings are FREE in Carver 101 at 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Cost: free

Wheel Pottery Class

Channel: The Workspace

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm @ Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Students will be guided through all aspects of forming bowls, mugs, vases and more on the pottery wheel. Learn handle-pulling, glazing and finishing techniques. Open to absolute beginners as well as those with experience who would like to improve their technique and abilities.

Cost: ISU $100, Public $110 (supplies included)

Concert: Finish Ticket

Channel: Student Union Board

8:00 pm @ M-Shop

San Francisco-based quintet Finish Ticket makes melodic music that straddles the line between indie rock and radio-ready pop.

Cost: $8 Students / $12 Public

Friday, 04 Sep 2015

Public hearing: Regents' agenda

Channel: University Relations

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Oak Room, Memorial Union

At this public hearing, individuals have an opportunity to provide early input on agenda items for the state Board of Regents Sept. 9 meeting in Cedar Falls.

Retirement reception: Gary Weaklend

Channel: IT Services

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ WOW Center, 1020 Ext. 4-H Youth Bldg.

Gary Weaklend, information technology, is retiring.

Cost: free

Paint Your Own Pottery: It's a Hoot!

Channel: The Workspace

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

"Painting" bisque is a fun and relaxing activity that can be done solo or with a group of friends. Choose from owl cups, banks and figurines. Meet "Screechy," a live Eastern Screech Owl who will be visiting The Workspace courtesy of the ISU Wildlife Care Clinic. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.

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

Cyclone Cinema: Pitch Perfect 2

Channel: Student Union Board

7:00 pm @ Carver Hall 101

The Student Union Board presents Cyclone Cinema! Showings are FREE in Carver 101 at 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Cost: free