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Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014

Learning Community: Game Based Learning: Gamifying a Course

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

12:10 pm - 1:00 pm @ 1230 Communications Building

Special Guest: Dr. Larysa Nadolny, School of Education, will share her experience and lessons learned from gamifying her 2014 Blackboard Catalyst award winning course.

Cost: free

Workshop: Creative teaching: Replacing problems with opportunities

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

12:10 pm - 12:10 pm @ 2030 Morrill Hall

What bugs you about your large lecture classroom? Your grading system? Your Blackboard sections? AESHM creativity researchers Sara Marcketti and Elena Karpova study students' creative thinking in their classrooms. Together, they have designed this workshop to help inspire ISU teachers' creativity--bring your "bug list" and learn different concrete techniques that will help you creatively solve problems throughout your career.

P&S Council outreach seminar

Channel: Professional and Scientific Council

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ South Ballroom, Memorial Union

"Tips for Handling Conflict without Losing Your Temper, Your Mind or Your Job," Elaine Newell, ISU ombuds officer. The open forum also will be astreamed live online.

Cost: free

Lecture: Active Social Architecture, Kigali, Rwanda

Channel: College of Design

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm @ 130 College of Design

Spanish architect Nerea Amoros Elorduy is a cofounder of Active Social Architecture (ASA), a design firm in Kigali, Rwanda. ASA works in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team across continents to improve livelihoods and strengthen and empower communities and their sense of identity, through innovative, community-based designs and a holistic approach to architecture. Elorduy will share her work in this public presentation.

Cost: free

Class: Beginner Photography

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

This is a four part course on Tuesdays, October 7, October 14, October 21, and October 28 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. This four-part workshop will cover the basics of photography including equipment and how to use it, depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject and tips and tricks. Each class is broken into 3 parts: classroom discussion, hands-on practice taking pictures by the students and review of the images taken.

Cost: Cost is $48 for members, $60 for the general public, and ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Panel: Open access and the land-grant mission

Channel: Office of the Vice President for Research

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

Harrison Inefuku, Digital Repository coordinator, and Emma Molls, scholarly communications and social sciences and humanities librarian, will join ISU faculty and researchers for a panel discussion on open access and research sharing, including using Digital Repository at Iowa State University to further the land-grant ideal that higher education should be accessible to all.

Cost: free

Workshop: Floral Design Series

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens

"Monochromatic Arrangements." A monochromatic arrangement is an arrangement with tints, tones, and shades of a single hue -- this month inspired by the red planet. Learn the tips and skills used by professionals and create your own one-of-a-kind floral designs. All 2014 class topics were designed on a planetary theme.

Cost: $36-$45

Operation Beautiful - Caitlin Boyle

Channel: Lectures Program

7:00 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

Caitlin Boyle launched Operation Beautiful in 2009 in an effort to curb the negative self-images she so often discovered among young women and men. She began leaving messages on the mirrors of public restrooms to encourage others to think positively about their body. She scribbles down whatever comes to mind - You are beautiful! A smile is your best accessory. Love yourself first. Today, Operation Beautiful is at work on school lockers, in...

Cost: free

Concert: Ani DiFranco

Channel: Iowa State Center

7:30 pm @ Stephens Auditorium

With ample doses of soul, funk and jazz, Ani DiFranco performs at Stephens Auditorium this October!

Cost: $39.50

ISU Wind Ensemble & Percussion Ensemble

Channel: Music Department

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building

Michael Golemo is the conductor of the Wind Ensemble; Matthew Coley is the conductor of the Percussion Ensemble

Cost: $5 - adults; $3 - students, tickets at the door

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014

Award-Winning Faculty Series: Maximizing Student Attention: Low-Tech Effectiveness in Large Lecture Formats

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

12:10 pm - 1:00 pm @ 2030 Morrill Hall

Do your students applaud at the end of a 50-minute lecture? Award-winning professor John Monroe, History, shows you how he builds engaging, dynamic lectures using narrative, effective visuals, and sequential outlines to guide 300 freshmen and sophomores through five centuries of western civilization. What is the story of your classroom?

Cost: Free

CALS Study Abroad Fair

Channel: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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

Get a global education: Learn about the study abroad programs offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided.

Cost: free

Open forum: Reiman Gardens director candidate

Channel: Vice President for Business and Finance

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm @ Garden Room, Reiman Gardens

Cathryn Hoyt is the former research director and executive director at the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, Fort Davis, Texas. She is one of five finalists interviewing for the Reiman Gardens director post.

Lecture: "Eye-Con"

Channel: College of Design

5:30 pm @ Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design

Thomas Kelley is a Rome Prize fellow at the American Academy in Rome and a visiting assistant professor of architecture at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Cost: free

Natural Dyes Class

Channel: The Workspace

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

Natural dyes are fascinating for fiber artists, nature lovers and chemistry enthusiasts alike. Fiber artist Sarah Cady is all three--and in this class, she will discuss the harvesting and processing of plants for use in fiber dyeing and the chemical reactions that make these lovely colors possible.

Cost: ISU $44, Public $54 (includes supplies)


Channel: Cyclone Athletics

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. Kansas

Being a Good Person in a Morally Complicated World

Channel: Lectures Program

7:00 pm @ South Ballroom, Memorial Union

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is a spiritual leader, well-known scholar of Jewish history and ethics.

Cost: free

Belly Dance Lessons

Channel: The Workspace

7:00 pm - 8:10 pm @ Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Learn basic belly dance movements and how to perform them in a variety of different ways by making specific choices about size and speed of motion. One or two moves will be explored each week and then put into short practice phrases.

Cost: ISU: 5 punches for $35, Public: 5 punches for $45

ISU Flute Ensembles Concert

Channel: Music Department

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

Sonja Giles, Director of Flute

Cost: free

Concert: Passafire

Channel: Student Union Board

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

Reggae-rockers Passafire formed in 2003 from classmates at Savannah College of Art and Design. Over the years, they've become a perpetually touring band playing with artists like 311, Rebelution, Slighty Stoopid, Matisyahu, The Wailers and many more. Wisconsin-based alt-reggae band TUGG will open the show.

Cost: $7 ISU Students | $12 public

Lecture: United Nations Call to Action on Climate Change - Patricia Beneke

Channel: World Affairs Series

8:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

Patricia Beneke is director and regional representative of the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America and a graduate of Iowa State. World Affairs Series.

Cost: free

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

Research Summit

Channel: Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Room 302 Catt Hall

Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, the summit features two panel presentations/discussions and two sessions of lightning round research presentations.

Cost: free

Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 11:00 am @ Reiman Gardens

"Out of This World."

Cost: $4-$8; preregistration recommended

Partial solar eclipse star party

Channel: Physics & Astronomy Department

4:00 pm - 6:20 pm @ Sidewalk on the east side of parking lot 6 (west of Sukup Hall)

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about, and safely observe the eclipse, which start at 4:31 p.m. and ends at 6:44 p.m.

Cost: free

Lecture: A Day in "The Pit"

Channel: College of Design

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ 416 College of Design

Why is a popular market in downtown Lima, Peru, often condemned as a vile and dangerous place? Daniella Gandolfo, associate professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University, will recount a day's activities at El Hueco (the Pit) in the context of Marx and Engels' "lumpenproletariat" and Hernando de Soto's "informality" to answer this question.

Cost: free

A Virtual Reconstruction of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Channel: Lectures Program

7:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

Robert Cargill, an assistant professor of Classics and religious studies at the University of Iowa, will discuss how recent advances in the fields of archaeology and the digital humanities have enabled scholars to create digital reconstructions of archaeological remains at Qumran, the site associated with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Cost: free

Cyclone Cinema: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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

Performance: SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody

Channel: Iowa State Center

7:00 pm @ Stephens Auditorium

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new musical that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life.

Cost: $24-$45

Planet Money Live!

Channel: Lectures Program

8:00 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

David Kestenbaum and Jacob Goldstein are correspondents with NPR's Planet Money team and explain the economy with humor and insight. Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture Series

Cost: free

Friday, 24 Oct 2014

Workshop: Advising and the Completion Agenda

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

8:30 am - 10:00 am @ 2030 Morrill Hall

Higher education associations and national agencies are promoting President Obama's goal to increase the number of students who complete degrees, certificates, and other credentials by 2020. These associations and funding agencies are supporting institutions that promote degree completion. These efforts are not restricted to the United States but are part of the international higher education picture as well.