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Wednesday, 01 Apr 2015

Thursday, 02 Apr 2015

CEAH Fellowship: Interdisciplinary Humanities Research

Apr 02, 2015

5:30 PM

Kildee Hall, Ensminger Room

free

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

An informal roundtable discussion, led by CEAH fellow Matthew Sivils, for those interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research in the humanities. Knowledge rarely confines itself to disciplinary boundaries. Humanities scholars increasingly find it productive to engage in studies that transcend the borders of convention.

Tuesday, 07 Apr 2015

Town hall: Role of the chief diversity officer

Apr 07, 2015

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Gallery Room, Memorial Union

Office of the President Diversity Meetings, receptions

The committee searching for ISU's chief diversity officer seeks input on the role of the diversity officer. The committee will use ideas collected through a series of town hall meetings to develop a job description.

Keck Foundation Information Session

Apr 07, 2015

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

3512 Memorial Union

free

ISU Foundation Meetings, receptions

Donna Van Pelt, ISU Foundation senior director of development, will present information on the W. M. Keck Foundation's research grant program and explain the selection process. The Keck Foundation funds projects in the medical research focus area and the science/engineering focus area. Grants range from $500,000 to $2 million.

Meeting: Faculty Senate

Apr 07, 2015

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Faculty Senate Meetings, receptions

The Faculty Senate represents the general faculty of Iowa State University and participates in shared governance of the University with the administration. Senate meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015

Symposium: Undergraduate research and creative expression

Apr 14, 2015

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

University Honors Program Meetings, receptions

A day-long celebration of undergraduate research that brings students from all academic disciplines together to share their work with the university community, families and guests in a conference-style environment. Participation is open to any ISU undergraduate involved in mentored research.

Welcome reception: CALS Student Services

Apr 14, 2015

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Harl Commons, Curtiss Hall

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Meetings, receptions Student activities

Meet Elizabeth Martinez-Podolsky, undergraduate retention specialist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' student services office. She will act as the CALS multicultural liaison officer and provide programming for a broad range of student interests including undergraduate multicultural, adult, LGBT, veteran and military students.

Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015

Retirement Reception: Carl Jacobson

Apr 15, 2015

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Molecular Biology Foyer

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Department Meetings, receptions

Carl Jacobson, professor in the department of geological & atmospheric sciences, will retire at the end of spring semester. Please stop by and wish Carl well in his upcoming new life in Pennsylvania. A short program will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, 16 Apr 2015

Scholarship poster festival

Apr 16, 2015

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

LeBaron and MacKay Halls

free

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Meetings, receptions

The apparel, merchandising and design department annual poster festival features design, research and teaching scholarship. Posters and apparel designs on display. Refreshments will be served.

Public hearing: Regents' agenda

Apr 16, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Oak Room, Memorial Union

University Relations Meetings, receptions

At this public hearing, individuals have an opportunity to provide early input on agenda items for the state Board of Regents April 22-23 meeting in Council Bluffs.

Friday, 17 Apr 2015

Reception: Human Sciences Dean Pamela White

Apr 17, 2015

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

free

College of Human Sciences Meetings, receptions

Dean Pamela White will be honored as the inaugural holder of the CHS endowed Dean's Chair.

Distinguished Awards Ceremony

Apr 17, 2015

1:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

Free

Alumni Association Meetings, receptions Special events

The university's highest awards will be presented to alumni and friends by President Steven Leath.

Opening Reception: 2015 Senior BFA Exhibition

Apr 17, 2015

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Gallery 181 and Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

free

College of Design Meetings, receptions

Reception and awards presentation for an exhibition of 60 artworks by 20 students who will receive Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in integrated studio arts from Iowa State this year.

Saturday, 18 Apr 2015

Open house and pancake breakfast

Apr 18, 2015

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ames Municipal Airport, 2501 Airport Drive

free (breakfast $4-$6)

Student Organizations Meetings, receptions Student activities

Annual fly-in breakfast hosted by the ISU Flying Cyclones Club. Pancake breakfast is $6 for adults; $4 for kids. ISU aviation clubs and organizations will be present as well as other local aviation groups. Airplane rides are available at additional cost.

Story Time

Apr 18, 2015

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

University Book Store

FREE

ISU Book Store Meetings, receptions

Join us for Story Time! We will be reading the Lorax and other Dr. Seuss favorites! Mustaches and Popcorn will be provided!

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015

Meeting: Faculty Senate

Apr 21, 2015

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Faculty Senate Meetings, receptions

The Faculty Senate represents the general faculty of Iowa State University and participates in shared governance of the University with the administration. Senate meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015

Reception: Biorenewables Art Competition

Apr 22, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Lobby, Biorenewables Research Laboratory

free

Bioeconomy Institute Arts, performances Meetings, receptions Student activities

This 6th annual competition is a collaboration between the Bioeconomy Institute and the Integrated Studio Arts program in the College of Design. Award winners will be announced during a short 4:15 p.m. program.

Friday, 24 Apr 2015

Retirement reception: Larry Johnson

Apr 24, 2015

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Food Science and Human Nutrition Meetings, receptions

Larry Johnson, professor of food science and human nutrition and director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research and of the BioCentury Research Farm, is retiring after 30 years of service to the university. A program will begin at 2 p.m.

Sunday, 26 Apr 2015

CEAH Fellowship: Imagining the Prairie, Then and Now

Apr 26, 2015

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman

free

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

CEAH fellow Matthew Sivils will discuss how the prairie landscape functioned as a challenge to European-American conceptions of the land, while becoming a defining emblem of the American experience. Following the presentation, University Museums assistant curator Adrienne Gennett will provide a tour of Iowa artist Ellen Wagener's landscapes exhibit.

Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015

Spring Poster Presentation: University Honors Program

Apr 29, 2015

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

University Honors Program Meetings, receptions

Spring and summer Honors graduates, as well as other Honors students, will be present to answer questions and speak with individuals interested in their capstone projects.

Retirement reception: Loa Christensen

Apr 29, 2015

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Room 0331 Palmer Building

free

Human Development and Family Studies Meetings, receptions

Christensen, the academic adviser for students in the Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies program, is retiring.

Opening reception: 2015 Fashion Show Exhibit

Apr 29, 2015

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Mary Alice Gallery, 1015 Morrill

free

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Meetings, receptions

Summer exhibit will feature the first and second place student designs from the spring fashion show.

Thursday, 30 Apr 2015

Retirement Reception: Sandy Niester

Apr 30, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

136 UDCC -Union Drive Community Center

Office of the Registrar Meetings, receptions

Sandy is a record analyst in the registrar's office.

Sigma Xi banquet

Apr 30, 2015

5:30 PM

004 Scheman Building

$30

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Meetings, receptions

The banquet includes initiation of new members of Sigma Xi, the presentation of the Zaffarano and Karas Awards, and installation of new officers. The retiring president, Dr. Tom Sauer, will present a lecture, "Science and Philosophy: Partners for Global Food Security."

Nepalese Student Association: Candlelight Vigil

Apr 30, 2015

7:30 PM

Lawn south of the Campanile, central campus

free

Student Organizations Meetings, receptions Special events Student activities

Show support for victims of the earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25. Donations boxes will be available.