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Wednesday, 01 Jul 2015

Open house: Insect Zoo

Jul 01, 2015

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

first and fourth floors, Science II Hall

free

Entomology Department Special events Student activities

"Bug Village" is the theme of this event. Arthropods of all kinds will be on display.

Thursday, 02 Jul 2015

Youth Program: Plant Pals

Jul 02, 2015

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Cost per person is $2 for members, $6 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price. Accompanying adults pay regular admission.

Reiman Gardens

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to interact with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult. Classes are held every other Thursday from May 7 to September 10.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Red, White, and Blue

Jul 02, 2015

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $4 user fee + price of item, Public $5 user fee + price of item

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

"Painting" bisque is a fun and relaxing activity that can be done solo or with a group of friends. Wear the American flag colors and get 20% off bisque. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.

Garden Drawing Workshop

Jul 02, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Cost is $60 for members and $75 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

This is a 4 week course on Thursdays beginning June 18, June 25, July 2, and July 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join local artist and Creative Department founder, Yvonne Brune for a 6-week course exploring the basics of garden and nature drawing, using the indoor and outdoor gardens as inspiration. Learn techniques in pencil, pen and ink, and enrich your drawings with the use of color by working with pastels.

Intro to Social Dance Class

Jul 02, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Cost is $72 for individual members and $100 per member couples. General public individuals pay $90 and general public couples pay $125. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

This is a 6 week course on Thursdays beginning June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. In this 6-week course, you'll learn a variety of social dances in a beautiful garden setting, from one of the best instructors Ames has to offer! No experience necessary.

Friday, 03 Jul 2015

Independence Day Fireworks

Jul 03, 2015

All day

Reiman Gardens

$4-$8

Reiman Gardens Special events

Reiman Gardens is open until the conclusion of the Ames fireworks display, which begins at dusk. Visitors may bring folding chairs, blankets and coolers with food and drinks, but must keep all fireworks and sparklers outside the fence.

University holiday

Jul 03, 2015

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Offices closed, classes recessed.

Saturday, 04 Jul 2015

Family Activity: Discovery Stations

Jul 04, 2015

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Price is free for members and included with price of general admission for the general public.

Reiman Gardens

Drop by for fun, informal activities in the Gardens during the summer that relate to themed garden areas. Discovery Stations are family oriented and designed so both youth & adults can participate in the activities. Each discovery station focuses on a corresponding educational activity and/or garden display, as well as interpretation of the 2015theme: "Celebrating the Past & the Future." Visitors can stop by any time to participate.

Independence Day at the Farm House

Jul 04, 2015

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Farm House Museum, Central Campus

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join University Museums for 4th of July fun after the downtown Ames parade. Celebrate the 155-year-old first building on Iowa State campus and the agricultural heritage of the institution. The Onion Creek Cloggers and Band will perform from 1:30 to 3:00pm and the Gilbert Tractor Club will have a showing of many historic tractors and several balers during the event.

Monday, 06 Jul 2015

Great Plants for Iowa Series

Jul 06, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Cost for one class is $16 for members and $20 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

Topic: Annuals - Beyond the Basics Develop knowledge of the wide variety of garden plants that grow well in Central Iowa. Covering nearly 500 plants, 16 total classes are spread across 4 years. Each class focuses on identification, cultural requirements, and the use of the plants in gardens and the broader landscape.

Screen Printing Class

Jul 06, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $60, Public $70 (Includes Supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn an inexpensive way to create custom t-shirts. Using your own design, learn to make a screen with the photographic emulsion method. Bring in your shirts and print away! This class is required in order to use our screen printing equipment.

Watercolor Class

Jul 06, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $63, Public $73 (Includes Supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Watercolor is a powerful and technical medium in which one can achieve beautiful results with a relatively quick sketch, or brilliant finished work with the investment of more time and craft. Watercolor is easy to use and this class will teach a variety of techniques from realistic to abstract in fun exercises. Experiment with both traditional and liquid watercolors. Suitable for the beginning painter or those with some experience.

Tuesday, 07 Jul 2015

Drop deadline, full-session (12-week): Summer 2015

Jul 07, 2015

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Last day to drop a full-session, 12-week course without extenuating circumstances.

Kids' Story Time

Jul 07, 2015

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Free for members and ISU students and included with regular price of admission for the general public.

Reiman Gardens

Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related craft or activity. The books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This class is held every other Tuesday from May 12 through August 18.

Retirement reception: Arlo Meyer

Jul 07, 2015

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Business Services Meetings, receptions

Assistant vice president for business services Arlo Meyer is retiring.

Bird Houses Class

Jul 07, 2015

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $41, Public $51 (Includes Supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Make two houses for your fine, feathered friends. The first will be a traditional style made of cedar. Then, make one with a little more personality - use a vintage license plate for the roof and a manipulated fork for a landing spot. Both will be functional homes for the wildlife in your backyard.

Wednesday, 08 Jul 2015

Webinar: Evolving Learning for the New Digital Era [Inside Higher Ed]

Jul 08, 2015

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Register for the webinar (link below)

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

"Next gen" may be an apt phrase to describe the evolving learning environment in an increasingly digital era. Colleges and universities are no longer taking their first steps into the use of digital tools for either in-person or online instruction. Rather this is an era of refinement of strategies.

Walk-In Craft: Sock Monkeys

Jul 08, 2015

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU and Public $15

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

A twist on the traditional monkey! Choose from bright patterned socks including Cyclone themed socks to create an original soft character. Get ideas for accessories and personalizing, and enjoy the camaraderie of stitching as a group. Most people won't finish within the time allotted, but everyone will leave with the supplies and know-how to complete at home.

Thursday, 09 Jul 2015

Brown Bag Lecture

Jul 09, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Included with price of admission. Admission is free for members and Iowa State University students. $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors ages 65+, $4.00 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages 3 and under.

Reiman Gardens

"The Big Picture of Water and Soil" presented by Rick Cruse, Ph. D, Director Iowa Water Center, Iowa State University Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program with a new topic presented by regional professionals and lecturers.

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Jul 09, 2015

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery, 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.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Bubble Painting

Jul 09, 2015

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $4 user fee + price of item, Public $5 user fee + price of item

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

"Painting" bisque is a fun and relaxing activity that can be done solo or with a group of friends. This process is sort of like blowing bubbles when you were a kid, but we do it with a straw and paint. The popped bubbles show up and make interesting patterns on the finished pieces. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.

Photography Class

Jul 09, 2015

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $20, Public $30

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Long shots and short shots: everyone wants to take a good photograph. Learn the basics of using your Digital SLR camera including settings, speeds, lighting and composition. Students will explore campus to use their new skills shooting photographs of their favorite sites and share those photographs to discuss technique, composition and design.

Garden Drawing Workshop

Jul 09, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Cost is $60 for members and $75 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

This is a 4 week course on Thursdays beginning June 18, June 25, July 2, and July 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join local artist and Creative Department founder, Yvonne Brune for a 6-week course exploring the basics of garden and nature drawing, using the indoor and outdoor gardens as inspiration. Learn techniques in pencil, pen and ink, and enrich your drawings with the use of color by working with pastels.

Intro to Social Dance Class

Jul 09, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Cost is $72 for individual members and $100 per member couples. General public individuals pay $90 and general public couples pay $125. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

This is a 6 week course on Thursdays beginning June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. In this 6-week course, you'll learn a variety of social dances in a beautiful garden setting, from one of the best instructors Ames has to offer! No experience necessary.

Friday, 10 Jul 2015

Tango Date Night

Jul 10, 2015

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$20 per person per evening

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Learn how to get moving on the dance floor in a fun, social environment. Different movement sequences will be introduced each evening - come once or come all 3 times! This class is open to all levels, including beginners that want to try something new.

Saturday, 11 Jul 2015

"Little Dresses for Africa" Work Weekend

Jul 11, 2015

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Live Green Student activities

Simple dresses made out of pillowcases provide relief and hope for the children of Africa. We will provide the supplies, but can use the hands of volunteers to assist with making the dresses. From cutting fabric and ironing to sewing, there is a place for anyone who has an hour or two to spare. Drop in to our community studio to help another community of children in the orphanages of Central Africa. www.littledressesforafrica.org

Sunday, 12 Jul 2015

Garden Art Fair

Jul 12, 2015

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Admission is free for members and Iowa State University students. Price of admission for the general public. $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors ages 65+, $4.00 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages 3 and under.

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens' Annual Garden Art Fair returns on Sunday July 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The show provides a wonderful opportunity for artists to share their garden and nature inspired art with the public. Visitors will enjoy browsing dozens of eclectic booths, and buy products including jewelry, watercolor, pottery, woodwork, glass, and more.

"Little Dresses for Africa" Work Weekend

Jul 12, 2015

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Live Green Student activities

Simple dresses made out of pillowcases provide relief and hope for the children of Africa. We will provide the supplies, but can use the hands of volunteers to assist with making the dresses. From cutting fabric and ironing to sewing, there is a place for anyone who has an hour or two to spare. Drop in to our community studio to help another community of children in the orphanages of Central Africa. www.littledressesforafrica.org

Argentine Tango

Jul 12, 2015

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU Five punches for $35, Public Five Punches for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga 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 socks.