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What is featured?

Friday, 01 Mar 2019

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity

Mar 01, 2019

8:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Union

free

Student Affairs Conferences Diversity

ISCORE is the university's local initiative designed to provide an ongoing platform of sharing and applying new knowledge through presentations and workshops. The conference supports the university's Mission to "create, share and apply knowledge ... and make Iowa and the world a better place." This year's keynote will be delivered by Vernon Wall, LeaderShape Inc., Washington, D.C. Registration (free) is requested.

ISCORE Keynote: Vernon Wall

Mar 01, 2019

12:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Vernon Wall is a nationally known speaker in the areas of social justice and leadership styles and is one of the founders and facilitators of the Social Justice Training Institute.

Lecture: Reframing the National Conversation about Immigration

Mar 01, 2019

7:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Law and Story: Reframing the National Conversation about Immigration," Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion, and Tom Miller, Iowa State Attorney General, will discuss both immigration laws and the current immigration narrative among academic, legal and religious communities.

Sunday, 03 Mar 2019

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Mar 03, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center 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 better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Monday, 04 Mar 2019

Lecture: President Wendy Wintersteen

Mar 04, 2019

3:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"My Journey as a Woman in STEM," President Wendy Wintersteen. Join ISU Student Government in a celebration of International Women's Day. President Wintersteen will speak about her journey as a woman in STEM, from being one of the first female ISU extension associates in integrated pest management to becoming the first woman president of Iowa State University.

Lecture: The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child Survivor

Mar 04, 2019

6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Inge Auerbacher shares her story as a Holocaust survivor who spent 3 years as a young child in Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.

Lecture: Crime Solving with Genetic Genealogy

Mar 04, 2019

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

CeCe Moore is an investigative genetic genealogist and media consultant. She has worked as the genetic genealogist for the PBS Television documentary series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., since 2013. She recently joined forces with Parabon Nanolabs to lead their new Genetic Genealogy Services for law enforcement unit.

Tuesday, 05 Mar 2019

Grand Opening of the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success

Mar 05, 2019

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

3224 Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Diversity Special events

Join us for the Grand Opening of the newly renovated and expanded Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success located in 3224 Memorial Union.

Wednesday, 06 Mar 2019

Walk-in Craft: Resist & Persist Bracelets with Terrie Hoefer

Mar 06, 2019

4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: $15

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Shape a band of copper into a thin cuff to slide on your wrist before you raise your fist. Use letter stamps to hammer in an inspiring word or short phrase that is a reminder of past achievements of women and our contemporary heroines.

Thursday, 07 Mar 2019

Lecture: Building a Movement that Restores the Planet

Mar 07, 2019

8:15 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is an 18-year-old indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and a voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. This event was rescheduled from Nov.r 1.

Sunday, 10 Mar 2019

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Mar 10, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center 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 better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Monday, 11 Mar 2019

Lecture & performance: Mental Health through Hip Hop

Mar 11, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Kai Roberts was a student at Carnegie Mellon University when he began experiencing extreme anxiety and panic disorder. He discovered healing power in writing and created a series of hip hop lyrics to illustrate what he was feeling. Roberts recorded his "Carnegie Cafe" album in 2013, which quickly became a resource for students dealing with mental health disorders and a key element in his own recovery.

Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019

Lecture: Student Life at Iowa State, 1869-90

Mar 13, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Historian Douglas Biggs, a native of Ames and a graduate of Iowa State University, will discuss student life at Iowa State during it first two decades.

Thursday, 14 Mar 2019

Lecture: Rapid Global Warming and Human Violence

Mar 14, 2019

7:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

Iowa State Distinguished Professor of psychology Craig Anderson will outline three ways global warming increases the risk of human violence. Sigma Xi Lecture Series.

Sunday, 24 Mar 2019

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Mar 24, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center 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 better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Monday, 25 Mar 2019

POSTPONED Lecture: The Evolving Identity of the Latino

Mar 25, 2019

6:00 PM

Hach Hall Atrium

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

This event is being rescheduled due to a flight cancelation. New date to be announced soon!

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019

Feminist Cross Stitch Workshop

Mar 26, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $27 Public $37 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Celebrate Women's History Month! Choose a design featuring feminist quotes and imagery, then learn to read and follow the pattern. Get the hang of working with a needle and thread for stitching. Leave with all the supplies (and the know-how!) to finish on your own. "A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men." - Gloria Steinem

Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019

Lecture: Can You Design and Build the Career You Want?

Mar 27, 2019

4:00 PM

College of Design Gallery

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Suzanna de Baca has more than 20 years of executive leadership at public, privately held and not-for-profit organizations and was recently named president and publisher of the Des Moines-based Business Publications Corporation.

Thursday, 28 Mar 2019

Lecture: Using Insights from Behavioral Economics to Address Physical Activity Disparities

Mar 28, 2019

5:30 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

Rebecca Hasson is an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan, where she studies the causes and consequences of racial and ethnic disparities in obesity and obesity-related complications among children and adolescents.

Haitian Culture Night

Mar 28, 2019

7:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

Free - No Tickets Required

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Join Exercise is Medicine at Iowa State University for a Haitian Culture Night philanthropic event. Attendees will get a glimpse of Haitian culture through song, dance, and art.

Lecture: The Farmer, the Artist and the Aerial Photographer

Mar 28, 2019

8:15 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Re-Envisioning the 1930s Midwest: The Farmer, the Artist, and the Aerial Photographer." Jason Weems is an associate professor of American art, visuality and material culture studies at the University of California, Riverside. His talk is part of an interdisciplinary symposium on the history of Midwest science and engineering.

Friday, 29 Mar 2019

Ready to Run Iowa

Mar 29, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

$25

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics Diversity Training, development

Ready to Run Iowa is a nonpartisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign or become involved in public life as leaders in their respective communities. Registration is required.

Does my ____ scare you? Let's talk about it - An open discussion on microaggressions & perceived bias

Mar 29, 2019

1:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Gallery Room, Memorial Union

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

Lover Chancler, Director of The Center for Multiculturalism and Inclusivity at University of Central Missouri, will facilitate an honest discussion in a safe environment about the ways that we are different and the ways that we are similar related to diversity, equity and inclusion in our community. We will explore the impact that microaggressions and perceived bias have had on all of our lives.

Sunday, 31 Mar 2019

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Mar 31, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center 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 better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Lecture: Holocaust Survivor Celina Karp Biniaz

Mar 31, 2019

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Celina Karp Biniaz is one of the last living survivors of Schindler's List. She will share her story of survival from living a comfortable, middle-class childhood to being forced into a Jewish ghetto and later one of the most infamous Nazi death camps, Auschwitz.