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Sunday, 01 Feb 2015

Craft of the Month: Hometown Love String Art

Feb 01, 2015

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$9 per person

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Hammer nails into a painted board in the shape of your state, pinpoint your hometown and add a string pattern. Lots of ways to personalize for someone special before Valentine's Day or for any special occasion. $8

Argentine Tango Class

Feb 01, 2015

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU: 5 punches for $35, Public: 5 punches for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

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. Wear dancing shoes, smooth-soled shoes, or s

Monday, 02 Feb 2015

POSTPONED: Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Seminar Series

Feb 02, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM

1306 Elings Hall

free

Bioeconomy Institute Lectures Live Green

This event is postponed, due to weather. New date is TBA. "Costs and Benefits of Unconventional Natural Gas Extraction and Exports: Life Cycle GHGs, Air Emissions and Road Impacts," Constantine Samaras, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh.

Air Force Band - Woodwind Quintet

Feb 02, 2015

7:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall

free

Music Department Arts, performances

The Air Force Band of Mid-America's Midwest Winds Woodwind Quintet delivers a versatile, unique musical product in any performing environment. This talented ensemble reflects the values and excellence found every day throughout the United States Air Force.

Tuesday, 03 Feb 2015

Webinar: Team-Based Learning (TBL): Active Learning and Differences in Learners (CIRTL Network)

Feb 03, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join online session: http://www.cirtl.net/events

Free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an instructional strategy that promotes and reinforces individual learner accountability as a means for developing high performance student learning teams. In this session, we will discuss ways to implement TBL in core STEM courses. We will also share results from our research that examines the interaction between the active learning strategies used within TBL and the individual differences in learners.

Roundtable: Blended Learning Brown-Bag: Planning, Creating, and Recording Effective Mini-Lectures

Feb 03, 2015

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

192 Seminar Room, Parks Library

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The Blended Learning Brown-bag Roundtable is a monthly directed discussion and open-forum focused on blended learning practices and opportunities at Iowa State. Each forum will begin with a short presentation (15 min) followed by an open discussion. All are welcome and invited to bring a lunch.

Stained Glass Class

Feb 03, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $73, Public $83 (Includes Supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Create a beautiful piece to capture the light through your windows. Learn how to cut, foil and solder glass using a pattern you choose or design.

Open Mic Night

Feb 03, 2015

8:00 PM

The M-Shop

FREE

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Open mic night gives students the chance to show off their talents to their fellow students. Many are musicians, comedians, and poets. So come on out and show us what kind of talents you have. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Wednesday, 04 Feb 2015

Colloquium: Iowa State University in Lima, Peru

Feb 04, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

room 130 College of Design

free

College of Design Meetings, receptions

This colloquium will help inform students and faculty members at Iowa State about opportunities for collaboration with designers and design students in Lima, Peru. Presenters will be Clare Cardinal-Pett, ISU associate professor of architecture; Marwan Ghandour, professor of architecture and director of the Master of Urban Design graduate program; Max Viatori, associate professor of anthropology, and Cristina Dreifuss, director of INTUY Lab, Lima.

Seminar Series: Faculty Peer Review a Win-Win Process -- Topic 1: An Overview of Peer Review

Feb 04, 2015

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Award-winning Animal Science professor, Jodi Sterle, shares best practices and strategic techniques her department used to create a culture of change supporting peer evaluation of teaching in the promotion and tenure process. Learn practical tips for how a dedicated core of faculty can benefit from working together to support the recognition of teaching and strengthen curriculum across your department.

Walk-In Craft: Valentine's Day Twig Arrows

Feb 04, 2015

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$3

The Workspace Arts, performances Live Green Student activities

Make a sweet Cupid's arrow for your sweetheart using a twig and some felt. Add a tiny scrolled message to profess your undying love and friendship.

Meet and greet with student veterans

Feb 04, 2015

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Col. Pride Lounge, Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Meetings, receptions

ISU faculty and staff are invited to this come-and-go event to meet and talk with military-affiliated students. Refreshments will be served.

Crochet Class

Feb 04, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $23, Public $33 (Includes Supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Make warm winter accessories including a headband or hat and a scarf, then choose a project of your own. See how to incorporate the three standard stitches into project construction and finishing. Also learn how to read crochet patterns for future projects. Bring a size F or G needle. Yarn will be provided.

CEAH Fellowship: The Literary Aftershocks of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Feb 04, 2015

6:30 PM

Parks Library, upper rotunda

free

Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) Lectures Meetings, receptions

Matthew Sivils, CEAH fellow, will discuss the cultural reverberations of the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812, one of the most powerful natural disasters to strike North America in recorded history. He will examine how the fictionalization of such a cataclysm in early American fiction served as an indicator of growing environmental anxiety among Americans as the nation moved away from its agricultural origins.

Sea Glass Jewelry Class

Feb 04, 2015

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $37, Public $47 (Includes Supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn wire wrapping jewelry techniques using faux sea glass as the focus. First, bind glass to a copper cuff. Then, wrap silver wire around a glass gem to make a funky ring. Home-made sea glass will be made in advance of class to save time, but the process will be reviewed for students for those interested in doing it on their own.

Beginning Belly Dance

Feb 04, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:10 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Purchase a punch card. ISU: 5 punches for $35 and Public: 5 punches for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

A Three Pillars Delsarte based approach to Middle Eastern Belly Dance in the style of award winning performer Shiara. This class teaches the basic movements of belly dance with a specific focus and detailed exploration each week. Walk-ins welcome!

Dear White People

Feb 04, 2015

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

FREE

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Dear White People is a 2014 American critically acclaimed satirical film that follows the story of four African American students and the controversy that breaks out after a popular 'African American' themed party is thrown prestigious and predominately white Ivy League university.

Organists of Iowa

Feb 04, 2015

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital, Music Building

Free

Music Department Arts, performances

Ahreum Han, guest organist.

Intermediate Belly Dance

Feb 04, 2015

8:20 PM - 9:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Purchase a punch card. ISU: 5 punches for $35 and Public: 5 punches for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Continue your Belly Dance addiction with Shiara with A Three Pillars Delsarte based approach to Middle Eastern Belly Dance in the style of award winning performer Shiara. The focus this semester will be on steps, combinations, layers, personal expression and style. This is an intermediate level class. Walk-ins welcome!

Thursday, 05 Feb 2015

Cyclone Club Luncheon

Feb 05, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center

$10

Athletics Athletics Meetings, receptions

Cyclone Club luncheons are open to the public. The program, led by John Walters, features a different coach each month. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Cost of admission includes a catered lunch and door prizes.

Award-Winning Faculty Series: Create, Fund, and Institutionalize Unique Opportunities for Global Learning

Feb 05, 2015

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Developing global competencies is vital for our undergraduates and ourselves. Award-winning Morrill Professor Gail Nonnecke, Horticulture and Global Resource Systems, and David Acker, Associate Dean of Academic and Global Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences share how they developed and funded global experiences for their students.

Walk-In Craft: Valentine's Day Twig Arrows

Feb 05, 2015

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$3

The Workspace Arts, performances Live Green Student activities

Make a sweet Cupid's arrow for your sweetheart using a twig and some felt. Add a tiny scrolled message to profess your undying love and friendship.

Class: Photoshop Lightroom Software Training

Feb 05, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Preregistration and prepayment required. Cost is $72 for members and $90 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

This class lasts for 6 weeks on Thursdays January 29, February 5, February 12, February 19, February 26, & March 5 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Go in-depth with this photo editing program, as professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg helps you to adjust your images, remove red eye, & more. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, learn to more easily import, organize, enhance, share your photos, and create unique prints & books.

Walk-In Craft: Glass Bead Necklaces with Demonstration by Rhonda Scott

Feb 05, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Free to attend demo, $8 per necklace

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Watch artist Rhonda Scott demonstrate the process of creating beads from glass rods and a torch. Then, choose a hand-made bead to make into a necklace for you or your Valentine.

Wheel Pottery Class

Feb 05, 2015

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $100, Public $110 (Includes Supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

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.

Lecture: The Underground Girls of Kabul

Feb 05, 2015

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Jenny Nordberg is an investigative reporter and author of the book The Underground Girls of Kabul. She will discuss the practice of bacha posh - disguising young girls as boys in gender-segregated Afghanistan. World Affairs Series

The Kinsey Report

Feb 05, 2015

8:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$8 Students / $10 Public

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

When a blues band works together as long as The Kinsey Report has, they develop a special kind of musical communication. On stage or in the studio, each member seems to instinctively know where the others are going, and the entire unit responds like a perfectly-tuned Porsche. The Kinsey Report plays scalding contemporary blues with exactly that sort of intuitive teamwork. This will be a seated show.

Friday, 06 Feb 2015

Adviser Exchange Series: Advising and New Student Orientation: Increasing Program Understanding to Facilitate a Seamless Student Transition

Feb 06, 2015

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The role of academic advising during orientation and transition programs varies greatly across the institution. How much do you know about the schedule and activities of Iowa State's new student transition programs?

Paint Your Own Pottery: Valentine's Day Gifts

Feb 06, 2015

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5 (studio fee)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Join us on Fridays evenings for a fun exploration of techniques in "painting" bisque. Personalize a piece for your sweetheart or bestie.