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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Workshop: Floral and Butterfly Watercolors

Channel: Reiman Gardens

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Have fun painting watercolor in a comfortable, noncompetitive atmosphere with artist and instructor Yvonne Brune.

Cost: $70 ($56 for members)

Workshop: Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg Dyeing)

Channel: Reiman Gardens

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Explore this traditional Ukrainian and Polish craft with artist Megan Henson.

Cost: $60 ($48 for members)

Monday, 25 May 2015

University holiday

Channel: Academic Calendar

All day @ Iowa State University

Offices closed and classes recessed in observance of Memorial Day.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Kids' Story Time

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related craft or activity. The books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This class is held every other Tuesday from May 12 through August 18.

Cost: Kid’s Story Time is free for members and included with regular price of admission for the general public.

Macro 1 Photography Class

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays beginning May 5, May 12, May 19, and May 26 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. This four-part workshop will cover the basics of macro photography including equipment and how to use it, depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject and tips and tricks.

Cost: Preregistration is required. Cost is $56 for members and $70 for the general public.

Nature Journaling Class

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays beginning May 26, June 2, June 9, and June 16 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: Preregistration is required. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for the general public.

Silver Rings Class

Channel: The Workspace

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

Saw, file, and solder sterling silver sheet to make a personalized ring just for you. Start with a ring in copper and make a second one in sterling silver. Embellish your ring with stamps and texture and learn to polish to a high shine.

Cost: ISU $64, Public $74 (Includes Supplies)

Watercolor Class

Channel: The Workspace

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

Watercolor is a powerful and technical medium in which one can achieve beautiful results with a relatively quick sketch, or brilliant finished work with the investment of more time and craft. Watercolor is easy to use and this class will teach a variety of techniques from realistic to abstract in fun exercises. Experiment with both traditional and liquid watercolors. Suitable for the beginning painter or those with some experience.

Cost: ISU $63, Public $73 (Includes Supplies)

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Retirement reception: Ann Schmidt

Channel: Psychology department

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ W139 Lagomarcino Hall

Ann Schmidt, a secretary in the psychology department, is retiring.

Cost: free

COHERENCE Extended Hours

Channel: University Museums

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

COHERENCE: An Immersive Laser Installation by Dan Corson will be open for extended hours. You have never seen anything like this on campus. Bring your friends to experience and enjoy Corson's light and laser filled environment.

Cost: Free

Photographic Exposure Class

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

This is a 4 week course on Wednesdays beginning May 6, May 13, May 20, and May 27 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Go in-depth with professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg, to understand just what exposure is and how adjusting it will alter your photographs, for a variety of desired effects. Learn to master manual control of the lightness and the darkness of an image, even when your camera suggests something different.

Cost: Preregistration is required. Cost is $56 for members and $70 for the general public.

Belly Dance

Channel: The Workspace

7:00 pm - 8:10 pm @ The 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. These classes teach the basic movements of belly dance with a specific focus and detailed exploration each week. There are two beginning classes per evening on Wednesdays (7-8:10pm and 8:20-9:30pm). Purchase a dance punch card and attend as often as your schedule allows. Punch cards are good for 1 year from purchase date.

Cost: ISU Five punches for $35, Public Five Punches for $45

Wheel Pottery Class

Channel: The Workspace

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm @ The 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 (Includes Supplies)

Belly Dance

Channel: The Workspace

8:20 pm - 9:30 pm @ The 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. These classes teach the basic movements of belly dance with a specific focus and detailed exploration each week. There are two beginning classes per evening on Wednesdays (7-8:10pm and 8:20-9:30pm). Purchase a dance punch card and attend as often as your schedule allows. Punch cards are good for 1 year from purchase date.

Cost: ISU Five punches for $35, Public Five Punches for $45

Thursday, 28 May 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 June 4 meeting in Ames.

Every Summer Needs a Plan

Channel: Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm @ Webinar

Facilitated by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, May 28 (1-2:30 p.m.), hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, register online with your ISU-sponsored membership

Retirement reception: Lea Henderson

Channel: University Human Resources

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ South Ballroom, Memorial Union

Lea Henderson, a program coordinator II with University Human Resources, is retiring June 2 after 18 years of service to Iowa State.

Cost: free

Farewell reception: Clay Gurganus

Channel: Student Financial Aid Office

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm @ Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Clay Gurganus, a financial aid adviser in the office of student financial aid, resigned his post after more than 22 years of service. A short program will begin at 3 p.m.

Cost: free

Paint Your Own Pottery: Wedding Gifts

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. Personalize a gift for the happy couple! Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.

Cost: ISU $4 user fee + price of item, Public $5 user fee + price of item

Plant and Flower Drawing Class

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

This is a 6 week course on Thursdays May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, and June 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This six-week beginner course will introduce how to use plants as the subject of art with easy approaches and successive lessons.

Cost: Preregistration is required. Cost is $72 for members and $90 for the general public.

Rock Gardens and Their Plants Class

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

Master Gardener Gary Whittenbaugh of Fran Mara Garden in Oelwein believes the most complete and triumphant expression of gardening may be the rock garden. This is epically true if you include a few miniature and the smaller dwarf conifers. Rock gardens give us almost limitless plant choices and a long blooming season unequaled by any other type of garden. Don't miss this presentation - once you start rock gardening, you won't be able to stop.

Cost: Preregistration is required. Class is $12 for members and $15 for the general public.

Lecture: Iowa State and a World at War

Channel: Community activities

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Ames City Auditorium 520 Sixth St.

World War II brought military training and war-related research to the Iowa State campus. History professor Douglas Biggs (University of Nebraska-Kearney) will discuss how the war accentuated Iowa State's transition to a nationally known college of science, engineering and technology.

Cost: $3 free-will donation requested at door

Friday, 29 May 2015

Retirement reception: Claire Brecht, Dave Bunker, Rheon Wolske

Channel: Department of Residence

9:00 am - 11:00 am @ Room 1132 Eaton Hall

Clerk Claire Brecht, program coordinator Dave Bunker and secretary Rheon Wolske are retiring from the department of residence.

Cost: free

Faculty-Staff Inspiration Awards Reception

Channel: Alumni Association

5:30 pm @ Alumni Center, 420 Beach Avenue, Ames

The ISU Alumni Association will recognize its 2015 Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award recipients on May 29 at the Alumni Center. A reception with heavy appetizers and a cash bar begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the annual meeting and awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. A dessert reception will conclude the evening's activities. The event is open to the public. Register online (see link above) or by calling 294-6525.

Cost: $10 per person