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What is featured?

Wednesday, 02 Sep 2015

Ship-naming Ceremony: USS Iowa

Sep 02, 2015

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Special Events Special events

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will announce the name of the U.S. Navy's next Virginia-class submarine during the ceremony. Also speaking are Gov. Terry Branstad and ISU President Steven Leath.

Thursday, 03 Sep 2015

Cyclone Club Luncheon

Sep 03, 2015

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Ballroom, ISU Alumni Center

$10 for catered lunch from Hy-Vee

Athletics Special events

Join the Ames and Story County Cyclone Club for the first Cyclone Club Luncheon of the year with guest speaker Paul Rhoads, Cyclone head football coach; and emcee John Walters, radio voice of the Cyclones.

Thursday, 10 Sep 2015

President's Annual Address

Sep 10, 2015

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Office of the President Special events

President Steven Leath will review university achievements and share his priorities for the 2015-16 academic year. Refreshments will be available.

Friday, 11 Sep 2015

CANCELED: Black College Reunion

Sep 11, 2015

All day

Iowa State University

$105-$125

Alumni Association Conferences Diversity Special events

This event has been canceled. A mentoring mixer will be held Sept. 12.

Saturday, 12 Sep 2015

Black college reunion mentoring mixer

Sep 12, 2015

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

free

Alumni Association Diversity Meetings, receptions Special events

Alumni are invited to meet and mingle with black students and faculty, as part of an effort to establish a mentoring program. Facilitated by Wendell Mosby and Toni Jackson Lampley.

Sunday, 13 Sep 2015

Auditions: The Nutrcracker Ballet

Sep 13, 2015

12:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

free

Iowa State Center Arts, performances Special events

More than 200 local dancers are needed for the Iowa State Center's annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet. Performances (3) are Dec. 12-13.

Saturday, 19 Sep 2015

Chess to Impress: United Way of Story County fundraiser

Sep 19, 2015

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lobby, Parks Library

$5 per game for challengers

University Library Special events

Challenge Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering David Jiles to a game on the library's 8 by 8-foot chess board. If you win, Jiles will donate $50 to United Way of Story County. Up to 9 games can be played simultaneously. Spectators welcome.

University Museums 40th Anniversary Celebration

Sep 19, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman

$40 in advance; $50 at the door

University Museums Arts, performances Special events

This anniversary celebration will feature designer desserts, fanciful floral creations, libations, cash bar and live music. A brief program begins at 8:30 p.m. Cocktail attire requested.

Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015

Campus Fire Safety Event

Sep 23, 2015

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

between Lagomarcino and Kildee halls

free

Environmental Health & Safety Special events Training, development

Put out a simulated fire, learn fire safety tips, meet your Ames fire fighters and receive a coupon from a local restaurant and a free T-shirt.

MU Birthday Bash

Sep 23, 2015

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Great Hall, MU

Student Union Board Special events

The Iowa State University Memorial Union is hosting an 86th birthday party in the MU's Great Hall and you're invited! Join us for some FREE chili, cake and drinks!

Saturday, 26 Sep 2015

2nd annual Postdoc Professional Development Workshop

Sep 26, 2015

8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

north atrium, Hach Hall

free

Graduate College Conferences Special events

Sponsored by the Graduate College and Postdoc Association. National Postdoc Appreciation Week is Sept. 21-26.

Lake LaVerne Vegetated Floating Islands Public Celebration

Sep 26, 2015

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

North shore, Lake LaVerne

free

College of Design Special events

Learn about water quality and the use of vegetated floating islands as a low-maintenance, inexpensive way to reduce excess nutrients in ponds and lakes. See how much plant and root growth has occurred over the summer on the VFIs on Lake LaVerne and talk with researchers about the project. Build your own small VFI!