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Sunday, 01 Jan 2017

January Craft of the Month: Harry Potter Wands

Channel: The Workspace

All day @ Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

The wand chooses the wizard, but exceptions are made in the Workspace. Create your own instrument to channel your magical powers! You'll be ready for "Wandlore," a complex and mysterious branch of magic

Cost: $8

Women's basketball

Channel: Cyclone Athletics

12:00 pm @ Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. Texas.

Cost: $5-$12

Monday, 02 Jan 2017

University holiday

Channel: Academic Calendar

All day

Campus offices are closed.

Tuesday, 03 Jan 2017

Retirement reception: Trevor Howe

Channel: Central Stores

11:00 am - 1:30 pm @ 162 General Services Building

Howe, a storekeeper in central stores, is retiring after 39 years of service at Iowa State (36 in central stores).

Cost: free

Thursday, 05 Jan 2017

Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

Join us weekly this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cyclone Club Luncheon

Channel: Athletics Special Events

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Alumni Center, Reiman Ballroom

Featured speaker is volleyball head coach Christy Johnson-Lynch; emceed by Voice of the Cyclones John Walters. Luncheons are open to the public, with an opportunity to ask questions, meet Iowa State head coaches and win prize drawings. An optional lunch, catered by Hy-Vee, is available. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $12 for optional lunch

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Channel: Professional and Scientific Council

2:10 pm - 4:00 pm @ Gallery, 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

Crafty Cocktail Night: Hand-Braided Rag Coasters

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

Visit the Gardens after hours for Crafty Cocktails, and create a different recycled or re-purposed craft to celebrate environmental stewardship, while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting!

Friday, 06 Jan 2017

Retirement reception: David Miller

Channel: Facilities Planning and Management

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm @ 168 General Services Building

David J. Miller, associate vice president for facilities planning and management (FP&M), is retiring after more than 33 years of service in FP&M. There will be a program at 3 p.m.; refreshments will be served.

Cost: free

Gymnastics and Wrestling

Channel: Cyclone Athletics

6:30 pm @ Hilton Coliseum

Beauty and the Beast: Iowa State wrestling and gymnastics vs. Arizona State.

Reception: Gotham Exhibition

Channel: College of Design

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Opening reception for "Gotham," an exhibition of fine art photography by New York City-based photographer, writer and editor Michael Corones.

Cost: free

Saturday, 07 Jan 2017

Family Movies in the Gardens

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 3:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Looking for a warm, cozy place to entertain the kids for a few hours? Every Saturday in January, Reiman Gardens will be offering movies for children at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Channel: Iowa State Center

12:00 pm @ Martha-Ellen Tye Recital, Music Building

Aspiring opera singers will participate in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions in Ames. Singers will perform two of five prepared arias representing different styles and languages. The event is open to the public.

Cost: free

Men's basketball

Channel: Cyclone Athletics

8:15 pm @ Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. Texas.

Cost: Limited availability

Sunday, 08 Jan 2017

Women's basketball

Channel: Cyclone Athletics

1:00 pm @ Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. Kansas.

Cost: $5-$12

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Channel: The Workspace

4:00 pm - 7:30 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.

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

Monday, 09 Jan 2017

Classes Begin Spring Semester

Channel: Academic Calendar

All day

Farewell: Dean McCormick

Channel: Facilities Planning and Management

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ second floor, General Services Building

Dean McCormick is director for design and construction services. He has accepted a position with Ames-based Story Construction after 22 years of service in facilities planning and management. A program will begin at 3 p.m.; refreshments will be served.

Cost: free

Confronting the Winter Blues

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens

A four-week course on Monday, January 9, January 16, January 23 and January 30 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Learn a variety of ways to raise your spirits when winter weather gets you down, with expressive therapies instructor Camilla Kottman.

Osborn Club Lecture

Channel: Osborn Club

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm @ Hach Hall atrium

Emily Heaton, associate professor in agronomy, will present "Perennial Power." Her talk will explore the rationale and potential for transition from a fossil-based to a plant-based economy.

Cost: Lecture is free; social is $15 per person, $10 for students

Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017

P&S Council Seminar: Customer service

Channel: Professional and Scientific Council

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Gallery, Memorial Union

"Great Customer Service," Craig Hamerlinck, program coordinator, VP for research office.

Cost: free

Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017

January 2017 Free Admission Day

Channel: Reiman Gardens

9:00 am - 4:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens

It's important to make the beauty and educational value of Reiman Gardens as available as possible to all. On the second Wednesday of every month, all guests may visit Reiman Gardens free of charge. The Gardens will still maintain its standard hours.

Carillon Concert: Let Freedom Ring

Channel: Lectures Program

11:50 am @ Central Campus

A carillon concert in honor of Dr. King by ISU carilloneur Tin-Shi Tam. Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series.

Cost: free

Reception: 2017 Women Impacting ISU Calendar

Channel: General Events

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm @ Sun Room, MU

The 12 women featured in the calendar will be recognized. A program will begin at 4 p.m. Free copies of the calendar will be distributed.

Cost: free

Artful Yoga

Channel: University Museums

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. In conjunction with the current exhibition, our practice this semester will focus on the color red. Please arrive early for a discussion on the month's topic beginning at 5:15. The practice will begin at 5:30. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat. Free, but online registration required.

Cost: free

Woodshop Orientation

Channel: The Workspace

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

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking equipment while creating a bird house.

Cost: ISU $12, Public $22

Women's basketball

Channel: Cyclone Athletics

7:00 pm @ Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma.

Cost: $5-$12

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017

Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

Channel: Reiman Gardens

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

Join us weekly this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Brown Bag Lecture

Channel: Reiman Gardens

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy a nature-based education program relating to the 2017 theme, Water. Topics range from gardening interests to current local science research, to holiday decorating, and more. Attend each month and experience a new topic presented by local and regional professionals and lecturers.

Retirement reception: Mark Grootveld

Channel: U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm @ 301 Spedding Hall

Mark Grootveld, manager of facility services for the Ames Laboratory, is retiring.

Cost: free