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Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015

Storm Spotter Training

Channel: Environmental Health & Safety

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm @ EH&S Services Building

Free training open to all ISU faculty, staff and students, especially encouraged for people working outdoors. Learn the warning process, elements of a spotter report, thunderstorm basics and storm spotter safety. Registration encouraged for this free event.

Cost: free

Margaret Sloss Gender Equity Awards Reception

Channel: Margaret Sloss Women's Center

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Hach Hall atrium

Join us for a reception to recognize individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to helping women gain equity within the university and/or the Ames community.

Cost: free

Lecture: Spring 2015 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics

Channel: Lectures Program

7:30 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

"How American Women are Changing Politics" - Michelle Bernard. Sponsored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women & Politics

Cost: free

Open Mic Night

Channel: Student Union Board

8:00 pm @ The 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. (Sign up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled).

Cost: free

Wednesday, 01 Apr 2015

Craft of the Month: Photo Transfers

Channel: The Workspace

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

Bring in a photocopy of your favorite 5" x 7" photo and transfer that image onto a canvas. Make it look modern with white borders, or give it a vintage look with some paint and scuffing.

Cost: $9

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Channel: Professional and Scientific Council

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

P&S Council meetings are open to the public.

Cost: free

Softball

Channel: Cyclone Athletics

4:00 pm @ Cyclone Sports Complex

Iowa State vs. Northern Iowa.

Cost: free

The Once and Future Neighborhood: Prospects for Walkable Diversity

Channel: College of Design

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

Fostering neighborhoods that are both walkable and socially and economically diverse has been a long-standing goal of urban planners. What is the current status of this goal, and how far off are we from achieving walkable diversity for an American public that is no longer enamored with car-based suburbia? Emily Talen, a professor of urban planning and sustainability scientist at Arizona State University, will address this and related questions.

Cost: free

Beginning Belly Dance

Channel: The Workspace

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

A Three Pillars Delsarte based approach to Middle Eastern Belly Dance in the style of award winning performer Shiara. This class teaches the basic movements of belly dance with a specific focus and detailed exploration each week. Walk-ins welcome!

Cost: Purchase a punch card. ISU: 5 punches for $35 and Public: 5 punches for $45

The Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture

Channel: Lectures Program

7:00 pm @ Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

"Applying an Iowa State Education to Life: A Tribute to My Teachers" - Ted Crosbie, Monsanto Company

Cost: free

Thompson Memorial Lecture: Daniel Wildcat

Channel: Lectures Program

7:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

"Climate Change Red Alert! Can Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Rescue the World?" - Daniel R. Wildcat, Yuchi, member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, is the director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center and dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.

Cost: free

Intermediate Belly Dance

Channel: The Workspace

8:20 pm - 9:30 pm @ Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Continue your Belly Dance addiction with Shiara with A Three Pillars Delsarte based approach to Middle Eastern Belly Dance in the style of award winning performer Shiara. The focus this semester will be on steps, combinations, layers, personal expression and style. This is an intermediate level class. Walk-ins welcome!

Cost: Purchase a punch card. ISU: 5 punches for $35 and Public: 5 punches for $45

Thursday, 02 Apr 2015

Lecture: The Future of Computing

Channel: Lectures Program

12:30 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

NSF's Peter Freeman will discuss how supercomputers, the Internet, Google, the iPhone, and massive software systems have changed computing. Graduate & Professional Student Senate Research Conference Keynote

Cost: free

Embracing the Arts and Crafts Movement in the Midwest

Channel: University Museums

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Farm House Museum

The Arts and Crafts movement began in England in the mid-19th century and crossed the Atlantic to America in the late 19th and early 20th century, where it would evolve into a uniquely American style of design which became a hallmark of that time. This tour will examine the history of the style and how the Farm House Museum has been recently renovated to better depict the style of this moment in time at Iowa State.

Cost: free

CEAH Fellowship: Interdisciplinary Humanities Research

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

5:30 pm @ Kildee Hall, Ensminger Room

An informal roundtable discussion, led by CEAH fellow Matthew Sivils, for those interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research in the humanities. Knowledge rarely confines itself to disciplinary boundaries. Humanities scholars increasingly find it productive to engage in studies that transcend the borders of convention.

Cost: free

Class: Botanical Drawing

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

This is a 6 week course on Mondays March 23, March 30, April 6, April 13, April 20, & April 27 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Learn how to use plants as the subject of art with easy approaches & successive lessons. Learn from artist Megan Henson as you draw from flowers & plants in the classroom, the Hughes Conservatory, & even get inspired by those early spring blooms in outside. Use your drawings for nature journals, hand-made cards, & more.

Cost: Preregistration and prepayment required. Cost is $72 for members and $90 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Mosaic Stepping Stones Class

Channel: The Workspace

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

Brighten up your patio or flower garden for spring! Use colored glass and other embellishments to create an all-weather art piece to add to your outdoor space.

Cost: ISU $32, Public $42 (Includes Supplies)

Workshop: Papermaking

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

This is a 3 week course on Thursdays, April 2, April 9, and April 16 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Learn to form sheets of handmade paper using pulp prepared from recycled materials in this hands-on class that makes a splash. Please bring an apron if you have one, and come prepared to make a mess. Great for anyone ages 10 and up.

Cost: Preregistration and prepayment required. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for the general public.

Cyclone Cinema: Into the Woods

Channel: Special Memorial Union programs

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Carver Hall 101

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

Lecture: Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School

Channel: Lectures Program

7:00 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

Adam Ruben, comedian and molecular biologist, is the author of the book "Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School."

Cost: free

Lecture: Ethical Implications for the Intelligence Community

Channel: World Affairs Series

8:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

Tom Twetten served 34 years in clandestine services for the Central Intelligence Agency. He is a graduate of Iowa State ('57 psychology). World Affairs Series

Cost: free

The Last Bison w/ Neulore

Channel: Student Union Board

8:00 pm @ M-Shop

To capture the new sounds on The Last Bison's upcoming album titled VA (pronounced Virginia,) the band spent many days and nights in an old A-frame cabin. The cabin, called "the Wigwam" sits on a summer camp on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp near the band's home in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Cost: $8 Students / $10 Public

Friday, 03 Apr 2015

Paint Your Own Pottery: Into the Woods

Channel: The Workspace

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

Join us on Fridays evenings for a fun exploration of techniques in "painting" bisque. Paint silhouettes of fox, deer and owls for a woodland look.

Cost: ISU $4, Public $5 (studio fee)

Cyclone Cinema: Into the Woods

Channel: Special Memorial Union programs

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Carver Hall 101

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

Saturday, 04 Apr 2015

Spring Egg Hunt

Channel: Reiman Gardens

9:00 am - 11:00 am @ Reiman Gardens

Festivities will include an egg hunt for all children 6th grade and younger. Children will have the opportunity to search for colorful eggs to trade in for a goodie bag. Goodie bags will be provided. The morning will also include craft and activity stations as well as a visit from Reiman Gardens' Spring Bunny.

Workshop: Dish Garden

Channel: Reiman Gardens

9:30 am - 11:30 am @ Reiman Gardens

Create an out-of-this-world succulent dish garden to give as a gift or to keep for your own home. Choose from a variety of unique succulent plants as Horticulturist, Ed Moran, provides all the information you need to design your garden and care for it year-round. All materials will be provided, including soil, plants, top-dressing, decorative stones, and a 12" terra cotta container.

Cost: Preregistration and prepayment required. Cost is $44 for members and $55 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Gymnastics: NCAA Regional Championships

Channel: Cyclone Athletics

4:00 pm @ Hilton Coliseum

NCAA Gymnastics Regional Championships.

Cost: TBD

Cyclone Cinema: Into the Woods

Channel: Special Memorial Union programs

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Carver Hall 101

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

Sunday, 05 Apr 2015

Argentine Tango Class

Channel: The Workspace

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for dancing better. From 5-7pm the dance floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie and working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time. Wear dancing shoes, smooth-soled shoes, or s

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

Feminist Embroidery Class

Channel: The Workspace

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

Needlework has moved from early samplers and quilting decoration to embellished clothing in the 70's to modern themes by DIY "makers" of today. Use one of our quotes, or bring in your own ideas and learn a couple basic stitches. Finished quotes can be hung in the provided hoops or stitched onto another project. All genders welcome.

Cost: ISU $20, Public $30 (Includes Supplies)