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Monday, 01 Nov 2021

CyThx at ISU Recognition Project (Nov. 1-30)

Nov 01, 2021

All day

Online

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Special events

To celebrate effective teaching, advising, and mentoring, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) partners with ISU Learning Communities, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Government, and Graduate and Professional Student Senate for the annual recognition project #CyThx at Iowa State University.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Give Back Week

Nov 01, 2021

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$10-$15 depending on what you choose

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Bring in a non-perishable food in exchange for $5 off pottery painting. Donations will be delivered to The SHOP (Students Helping our Peers), a student-run, on-campus food pantry. Their mission is to engage with anti-hunger, advocate, and serve the student population by increasing hunger awareness and food security. Information about SHOP and how to get involved will be available. Drop in anytime Monday-Friday 2-9pm or Saturday 10am-4pm.

Virtual workshop: Key Strategies to Becoming a Concise Writer

Nov 01, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Zoom

free

Dean of Students Office Training, development

"Reforming the Word Hoarder Within: Key Strategies to Becoming a Concise Writer." Rid yourself of excessive and empty expressions; utilize vocabulary that leaves a lasting impression on readers; apply various techniques to pare down unnecessary sentence elements and improve the flow of your ideas. Registration required. Part of the faculty and staff workshop series offered by the Writing and Media Center.

"Race to the Bottom: Competition and Quality in Science"

Nov 01, 2021

3:40 PM - 5:00 PM

368A Heady Hall

Economics Department Lectures

Speaker: Ryan Hill (Brigham Young University)

Staniforth Lecture: Dr. Stephen Duke, Principal Scientist at the National Center for Natural Products Research

Nov 01, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Gilman 1352

Free

Agronomy Department Lectures

New herbicide modes of action for new commercial herbicides - Searching for the Holy Grail

Seminar: Effects of low stakes quizzing on student learning in plant identification courses

Nov 01, 2021

4:25 PM - 5:15 PM

Room 118, Horticulture Hall

free

Research Office Lectures

Join this in-person seminar to hear Iowa State University Grad student Sammie Lyle discuss an introductory research proposal to outline Master's research in horticulture education.

Seminar: Effects of smooth crabgrass and white clover populations on athletic field safety

Nov 01, 2021

4:25 PM - 5:15 PM

Room 118, Horticulture Hall

free

Research Office Lectures

Join this in-person seminar to hear Iowa State University Grad student Thomas Donelan discuss the research plan to determine what the population threshold of smooth crabgrass and white clover is to limit the risks associated with controlling each species and ensuring turf quality of an athletic field.

Seminar: Quantifying growth and development of spring radishes under controlled environments

Nov 01, 2021

4:25 PM - 5:15 PM

Room 118, Horticulture Hall

free

Research Office Lectures

Join this in-person seminar to hear Iowa State University Grad student Ryan Niepagen discuss research into the feasibility or and rationale for growing spring radishes under controlled environments at a commercial scale using traditional hydroponic methods.

Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021

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

Nov 02, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 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.

Faculty development workshop: External Recognition for Your Career

Nov 02, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 3560 Memorial Union

free

Academic Affairs Meetings, receptions Training, development

Join Kirsten Abel, SVPP honors and awards coordinator, and an expert panel to discuss external recognition for career progression. Identify resources and strategies to successfully position yourself to garner external recognitions. A panel of highly awarded faculty will share their strategies for success.

Mecca and the Hajj under Quarantine from Cholera to COVID-19

Nov 02, 2021

6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

In light of our current global crisis with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its role in Saudi Arabia's difficult decision to dramatically restrict hajj, umrah, and tourism travel in 2020 and 2021, the relevance of Mecca's pandemic past raises urgent new questions for understanding the present and future of pilgrimage management and even wider questions of mass mobility, tourism, travel restrictions, and border management.

Wednesday, 03 Nov 2021

NEW DATE: National Campus Sustainability Month Celebration

Nov 03, 2021

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

South Campanile Lawn

free

Live Green Submissions Live Green

Hosted by the Office of Sustainability, an event of the Live Green! Initiative. Sustainability-minded student organizations, campus groups and community businesses will highlight their activities, initiatives and products. FREE coffee, apples, cookies and green-minded prizes!

Introduction to the Strolls for Well-being at ISU: Press pause & take a break

Nov 03, 2021

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Online only - view on your own via Zoom

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or simply need to step away from your workspace, the Strolls for Well-being at ISU were created to offer you various opportunities on central campus, or to pause wherever you are. Whether you have 30 minutes or 5 minutes, these materials have been designed to be flexible and fit into your schedule.

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Nov 03, 2021

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

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.

Grandma Mojo's Improv Comedy

Nov 03, 2021

8:00 PM

Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$1

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

ISU's premier student improv troupe presents unscripted fun at its finest every other Wednesday in the M-Shop.

Thursday, 04 Nov 2021

Award-Winning Seminar Series: Transitions: Preparing your students (and yourself) to adapt (Marna Yandeau-Nelson)

Nov 04, 2021

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall or view on your own via zoom

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

How do we approach our transition from learner to teacher? How do we help our students transfer their learning into laboratories, graduate schools, and careers? How can we prepare for dynamic research teamwork in academe and industry?

Escape from Spreadsheet Hell

Nov 04, 2021

2:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Parks Library

free

University Library Training, development

This workshop introduces ways to structure data that is computer and human friendly, practices for documenting your work, and functions for simple data processing and quality control. This is a beginner level workshop that covers how to format data and simple data processing in a spreadsheet program such as Excel. No prior experience is needed.

Seminar: "Mobility For All: Representative Intergenerational Mobility Estimates"

Nov 04, 2021

3:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual

free

Economics Department Lectures

Elisa Jacome (Stanford University) We present the first estimates of long-run trends in intergenerational relative mobility for samples that are representative of the full U.S.-born population. Harmonizing all surveys that ask about father's occupation and own family income, we develop a mobility measure that allows for the inclusion of non-whites and women for the 1910s-1970s birth cohorts.

DATE CHANGE: Innovator Readiness Hardest Skills Series

Nov 04, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:20 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

This event has been moved to Nov. 9. ISU Innovator-in-Residence David Slump will announce this year's Student Innovation Fund Challenge. David will discuss the process of identifying and breaking down global and societal problems into manageable student projects.

Virtual panel: Language and Communication Justice series

Nov 04, 2021

4:00 PM

Zoom

free

Dean of Students Office Diversity Lectures

"Linguistic justice in and beyond the classroom: Language, gender, and sexuality scholars on language advocacy," Allyson Jule, Lal Zimman and Joyhanna Yoo Garza. The panel will discuss language justice and gender and sexuality, highlighting their research and advocacy and encouraging ISU and Ames community members to engage in this work as well. Part of the Writing and Media Center's 2021-2022 Speaker Series on Language an Communication Justice.

Folded Forms & Twisted Figures: An evening of dance & art

Nov 04, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

Performances of original compositions under the direction of Kinesiology faculty member Cynthia Adams. Dance students and Orchesis I dancers will present choreography inspired by their close investigations at the sculptures and drawings from the exhibition "Charles Ginnever: Folded Forms."

Minorities Report: Indigenous Peoples in Socialist and Post-Socialist China

Nov 04, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

What are "indigenous peoples" in China, and what are their worlds like? How did the Ming and Qing states manage non-Han indigenous peoples through the native hereditary chieftain system (known as the tusi system)? How did the socialist state create a nation of 56 nationalities, and what were its policies towards so-called "minority nationalities?" Erik Mueggler, University of Michigan, will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Lecture.

Undergraduate Agronomy Club Meeting

Nov 04, 2021

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

2050 Agronomy Hall

Agronomy Department

Food served at 6:30 pm - Speaker at 7 pm

Cyclone Cinema: Space Jam, A New Legacy

Nov 04, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Superstar LeBron James and his young son, Dom, get trapped in digital space by a rogue AI. To get home safely, LeBron teams up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang for a high-stakes basketball game against the AI's digitized champions of the court -- a powered-up roster called the Goon Squad.

Friday, 05 Nov 2021

Distinguished Awards Ceremony

Nov 05, 2021

10:00 AM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Alumni Association Meetings, receptions Special events

The university's highest awards to alumni and friends will be presented, with a reception immediately following the ceremony.

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Energy Matters

Nov 05, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Step-a-torium, Student Innovation Center

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

"Energy Matters," Michael Van Parys, architect at Van Parys Architecture + Design and leader of the Energy Vault Innovation Sprint. Michael is an experienced Principal Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Feasibility Studies, Construction, and Management. Strong in sustainable design solutions, problem solving and creative thinking.

Carillon Concert

Nov 05, 2021

12:30 PM

Sukup Hall atrium

free

Music Department Arts, performances

A student concert performed on the one-fifth carillon and campanile model. The performances also will be livestreamed on Facebook.

"Trade with Correlation"

Nov 05, 2021

3:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual

free

Economics Department Lectures

Nelson Lind (Emory University) will speak on "Trade with Correlation."

Swimming vs. Omaha

Nov 05, 2021

4:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Omaha.