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Friday, 15 Oct 2021

Last Day! Sugar Skulls Craft for Latinx Heritage Month

Oct 15, 2021

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$8 in studio/$10 to go

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that celebrates and honors those who have passed. One tradition includes building ofrendas (altars) honoring the deceased using brightly colored skulls, marigolds, and possessions of the departed. Instead of sugar, our skulls are paper mache, but we invite you to decorate them in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos using paint, glitter.

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Building on an Ethical Foundation

Oct 15, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Step-a-torium, Student Innovation Center

free

Student Innovation Center Diversity Lectures

"Building on an Ethical Foundation," Alaina Money-Garman is the founder and CEO of Garman Homes and creator of Fresh Paint by Garman Homes. Known for her award winning blog, Build Like a Girl, Alaina is passionate about the role of women and BIPOC in homebuilding. Alaina is a frequent speaker and podcast guest who is known for sharing deeply personal stories of struggle and triumph in the hopes of inspiring and making space for others.

Workshop: ABCs of Preparing Your Teaching Portfolio with Cynthia Haynes & Paul Hengesteg

Oct 15, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2030 Morrill

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This workshop, the third in a series or stand-alone, brings elements of effective teaching together so faculty can organize evidence of their teaching, analyze their effectiveness, and create their teaching narrative. Participants will identify themes in their teaching feedback from themselves, peers, and students, and connect it to their teaching philosophy statement.

Professional Practices Forum: Building Relationships with External Innovation Partners

Oct 15, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

Akshay Sharma, Chair of Industrial Design, will share tips and tools to innovate in relationships. Part of the Professional Practices Forum series. Registration (free) required.

Seminar: "Economic Development, the Nutrition Trap and Metabolic Disease"

Oct 15, 2021

3:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual

free

Economics Department Lectures

"Economic Development, the Nutrition Trap and Metabolic Disease" Kaivan Munshi (Yale University) This research provides a single explanation for: (i) the persistence of malnutrition and (ii) the increased prevalence of metabolic disease (diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease) among normal weight individuals with economic development.

Lecture: Odette Casamayor-Cisneros

Oct 15, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Zoom and Brunnier Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Diversity Lectures Meetings, receptions

Cuban-born writer and scholar Dr. Odette Casamayor-Cisneros is Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. This lecture is in conjunction with the "Arte Cubano" exhibition.

Seminar: The Role of miRNAs in Glia During Synaptogenesis

Oct 15, 2021

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

1414 Molecular Biology

free

Research Office Lectures

Join this seminar to hear Dr. Elizabeth McNeill, Assistant Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University, discuss her research around determining which specific micro-RNA-based post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms are used in the assembly and modulation of synaptic connections to shape neural circuits.

Cyclone Cinema: The Forever Purge

Oct 15, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Adela and her husband, Juan, live in Texas, where he works as a ranch hand for the wealthy Tucker family. Juan impresses the Tucker patriarch, Caleb, but that fuels the jealous anger of his son, Dylan. On the morning after the Purge, a masked gang of killers attacks the Tuckers, forcing both families to band together and fight back as the country spirals into chaos.

ISU Theatre: Corners Grove

Oct 15, 2021

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$20

Theatre Arts, performances

A reverent nod to "Our Town," this play follows a group of young people in the town of Corners Grove from high school into adulthood as they deal with leaving home, falling in love, gender identity, and the death of Whitney Houston. Contains adult content and language.

Performance: Whose Live Anyway?

Oct 15, 2021

8:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$37.50-$57.50

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

An improv tour featuring the current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Enjoy 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Jeff B. Davis, Dave Foley, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes.