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What is featured?

Saturday, 01 May 2021

Smart Start Business Workshop

May 01, 2021

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

1148 Gerdin Business Building

free

Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Conferences Student activities

A "crash course" workshop for anyone who has ever considered starting a business. You will learn various topics such as insurance, intellectual property, business organization, registration and operations. Topics will be presented by local business professionals. Register for one or both sessions. Participation is limited to 40 spots; social distancing and face coverings required.

Monday, 03 May 2021

Department of Defense Grantsmanship Workshop with Hanover Research

May 03, 2021

1:00 AM - 2:30 AM

Zoom

free

Research Office Training, development

Sarah Ott, Senior Grants Consultant with Hanover Research, will guide participants through external funding opportunities available through the Department of Defense (DoD). The workshop will focus on the major DoD research interests, selecting an appropriate DoD target, how to contact and engage a DoD program manager, and general guidance on the submission and review of DoD pre-proposals.

Discuss Published Education Research in Your Discipline (DBER Journal Club) May

May 03, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Online only - view on your own via WebEx meetings

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

How do students learn best in your discipline? Where can you publish the way you solved instructional problems? You are invited to share and discuss DBER journal articles, seek feedback as you begin designing your own educational research projects, and form collaborations with participants from other disciplines.

Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Retirement open house: Debbie Johnson

May 05, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Kingland event space, 1450 Gerdin Business Building

free

Ivy College of Business Meetings, receptions

Johnson, a record analyst in the graduate programs office, Ivy College of Business, is retiring.

Seminar: Breeding Corn for Organic Production Systems

May 05, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Zoom

Free

Agronomy Department

By Paul Scott, USDA-ARS/Iowa State University

Art Mart Pop Up Shop

May 05, 2021

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Memorial Union Art Gallery, 1st Floor

varies

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

One-of-a-kind gifts from our campus community of artists.

Thursday, 06 May 2021

Art Mart Pop Up Shop

May 06, 2021

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Memorial Union Art Gallery, 1st Floor

varies

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

One-of-a-kind gifts from our campus community of artists.

Online meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

May 06, 2021

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

TBA

free

Professional and Scientific Council Meetings, receptions

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.

Retirement reception: Max Morris and Steve Vardeman

May 06, 2021

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Hunziker House, Reiman Gardens

free

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Meetings, receptions

Vardeman is retiring with 40 years of service to the university; Morris with 22 years. The departments of statistics and industrial and manufacturing systems engineering are cohosting this event.

Friday, 07 May 2021

Art Mart Pop Up Shop

May 07, 2021

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Memorial Union Art Gallery, 1st Floor

varies

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

One-of-a-kind gifts from our campus community of artists.

Graduate College Commencement (master's degrees)

May 07, 2021

11:00 AM

Jack Trice Stadium

free

Registrar Academic calendar Special events

Commencement ceremony for the master's degree recipients in the Graduate College.

Commencement: College of Veterinary Medicine

May 07, 2021

3:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

free

Registrar Academic calendar Special events

Commencement ceremony for graduates of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Graduate College Commencement (Ph.D.)

May 07, 2021

7:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

free

Registrar Academic calendar Special events

Commencement ceremony for the Ph.D. recipients in the Graduate College.

Saturday, 08 May 2021

Undergraduate Commencement

May 08, 2021

9:00 AM

Jack Trice Stadium

free

Registrar Academic calendar Special events

Commencement ceremony for undergraduates, alternating start times by college.

Sunday, 09 May 2021

KHOI Concert: Bo Ramsey and Chad Elliott

May 09, 2021

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$15-$50

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Midwest singer/songwriters Chad Elliott and Bo Ramsey will perform to kick off KHOI Community Radio's spring membership drive.

Monday, 10 May 2021

Retirement reception: Lisa Larson

May 10, 2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Garden Room, Reiman Gardens

free

Psychology department Meetings, receptions

University Professor of psychology Lisa Larson will retire from Iowa State May 16. A program will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Professional and Scientific Council: Seminar

May 11, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Online via Adobe Connect

free

Professional and Scientific Council Meetings, receptions Training, development

We'll continue the dialogue we started last fall on the important topics of diversity, equity and inclusion and receive an update on campus DEI efforts. Panelists will include representatives from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Equal Opportunity, and ISU Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Curator's Exploration - Charles Ginnever: Transforming Perspectives

May 12, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Anderson Sculpture Garden

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join Assistant Curator Sydney Marshall on an outdoor walking tour of Charles Ginnever: Transforming Perspectives.

Friday, 14 May 2021

Seminar, Eight Canvas Updates You Should Know About (ISU-OLC)

May 14, 2021

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Online only - view on your own via Zoom

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The end of the semester is near! Before we bid farewell to Spring 2021, join CELT for the last ISU Online Learning Community's (OLC) meeting of the academic year. Do not miss our demonstration of eight recent Canvas updates that can immediately improve your instruction. Next, talk to us about what has worked well for your teaching with centrally-supported instructional technologies during this unusual academic year and what could be improved.

Retirement open house: Russell Laczniak

May 14, 2021

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Kingland Hub, Gerdin Business Building

free

Ivy College of Business Meetings, receptions

Laczniak, professor of marketing in the Ivy College of Business, is retiring June 30.

Retirement open house: Danny Johnson

May 14, 2021

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kingland Hub, Gerdin Business Building

free

Ivy College of Business Meetings, receptions

Johnson, associate professor in supply chain management, is retiring June 30.

Monday, 17 May 2021

Semester begins

May 17, 2021

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

First day of classes for summer semester session I.

Thursday, 20 May 2021

FFAR Spring 2021 Proposal Development

May 20, 2021

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Zoom

free

Research Office Training, development

In this session, you will learn about FFAR Spring 2021 proposal requirements, including working with the sponsor's proposal specific budget in combination with the ISU budget. You will also learn about FFAR's indirect cost limitations, cost-share requirements, and additional required forms.

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Groundbreaking Ceremony: NPHC Plaza

May 22, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Northwest side - Memorial Union

Free

Student Organizations Meetings, receptions

A groundbreaking ceremony for the NPHC Plaza will be held Saturday, May 22 at 1 p.m. at the northwest side of Iowa State University's Memorial Union. Attendees are required to wear face coverings.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Retirement open house: Cosette Scallon

May 26, 2021

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Room 0185 State Gym

free

Thielen Student Health Center Meetings, receptions

Scallon, a physician at Thielen Student Health Center for 33 years, is retiring.

Monday, 31 May 2021

University holiday

May 31, 2021

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

University offices are closed.