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Wednesday, 01 Apr 2015

Beginning Belly Dance

Apr 01, 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!

Thompson Memorial Lecture: Daniel Wildcat

Apr 01, 2015

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Climate Change Red Alert! Can Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Rescue the World?" - Daniel R. Wildcat, Yuchi, member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, is the director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center and dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. Richard Thompson Memorial Lecture

Intermediate Belly Dance

Apr 01, 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, 02 Apr 2015

Lecture: Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School

Apr 02, 2015

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Adam Ruben, comedian and molecular biologist, is the author of the book "Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School."

Sunday, 05 Apr 2015

Argentine Tango Class

Apr 05, 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

Feminist Embroidery Class

Apr 05, 2015

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $20, Public $30 (Includes Supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Needlework has moved from early samplers and quilting decoration to embellished clothing in the 70's to modern themes by DIY "makers" of today. Use one of our quotes, or bring in your own ideas and learn a couple basic stitches. Finished quotes can be hung in the provided hoops or stitched onto another project. All genders welcome.

Monday, 06 Apr 2015

Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal

Apr 06, 2015

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Ava Chin, a native of Queens, is the author of Eating Wildly, a memoir about foraging for food in New York City.

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.

Lecture: Gay Conversion Therapy

Apr 07, 2015

7:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Student Organizations Diversity Lectures Student activities

Samuel (Sam) Brinton will speak about his first-hand experiences with conversion therapy and championing for state legislation to prohibit treatments of this kind. A bill of this sort has passed in the Iowa Senate but has yet to become law. Conversion therapy is a range of treatments attempting to change an individual's sexual orientation. It can include electroshock therapy along with other forms of physical and mental abuse.

Wednesday, 08 Apr 2015

Beginning Belly Dance

Apr 08, 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!

Lecture: Prison Chronicles

Apr 08, 2015

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Rachel Williams, associate professor in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa, discusses her work with incarcerated women.

Intermediate Belly Dance

Apr 08, 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, 09 Apr 2015

Drawing Lessons: The Comics of Everyday Life

Apr 09, 2015

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Alison Bechdel has a thirty-year career writing, drawing, and self-syndicating the comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For."

Saturday, 11 Apr 2015

Conference: Lessons from Abroad

Apr 11, 2015

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Memorial Union

$15

Study Abroad Center Conferences Diversity Student activities

The Lessons From Abroad Iowa returnee conference offers participants the chance to network with other students and professionals. Recent study abroad participants from across Iowa will hear from speakers, learn how to talk about global skills in a job interview and discover post-graduate work and study abroad opportunities. Dress is business casual. Register online.

Sunday, 12 Apr 2015

Argentine Tango Class

Apr 12, 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, 13 Apr 2015

Understanding the Religious and Spiritual Lives of College-Age Americans

Apr 13, 2015

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Souls in Transition," Christian Smith, professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Supple Lecture Series

Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015

Film & Discussion: Love Is a Verb

Apr 15, 2015

6:00 PM

Carver Hall Auditorium

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

A documentary examining Hizmet, or the Gulen Movement. Executive Producer Kenneth L. Hunter and co-producer Hakan Berberoglu will provide opening remarks and participate in a discussion following the 55-minute film.

Thursday, 16 Apr 2015

Lecture: Immigration and Mental Health

Apr 16, 2015

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Melba Vasquez is a past president of the American Psychological Association and led the organization's national taskforce on how immigration affects the mental heath status of immigrants and their children.

Saturday, 18 Apr 2015

International Food Fair

Apr 18, 2015

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

$3 admission, food tickets $1 each

International Students and Scholars Diversity Student activities

Sample the cuisine of 13 different countries and regional student groups. This event is open to the public.

Sunday, 19 Apr 2015

Argentine Tango Class

Apr 19, 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

Lecture: Reflections on the Asian American Experience

Apr 19, 2015

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Karate Chops, Geishas & Nerds," John Palmer, Colgate University. He discusses the complex nature of race and how we can begin to address race and racism from a fresh perspective. Asian Heritage Week Performance Night Keynote Speaker

Monday, 20 Apr 2015

Lecture: The First Amendment in the 21st Century

Apr 20, 2015

7:00 PM

Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Gene Policinski is senior vice president of the First Amendment Center and a founding editor at USA Today. First Amendment Day Series Keynote.

Thursday, 23 Apr 2015

Panel Discussion: Creating Healthy Relationships

Apr 23, 2015

6:30 PM

125 Kildee Auditorium

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Find out the lessons ten Iowa State students learned as they experienced 30 days in a relationship with a complete stranger.

Lecture: The Global Fight to Stop Human Trafficking

Apr 23, 2015

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Father Shay Cullen is a priest from Ireland who has worked protecting women and children and their human rights in the Philippines since 1969. World Affairs Series

Friday, 24 Apr 2015

Workshop: Delivering Your Message

Apr 24, 2015

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

$20

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

"Ready to Run Iowa" is nonpartisan, campaign training for women considering running for elective office in Iowa, preparing for appointive office, or seeking to be leaders in their communities. Registration is required.

Workshop: Internet Strategies for Candidates, Campaigns and Advocates

Apr 24, 2015

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

$20

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

"Ready to Run Iowa" is nonpartisan, campaign training for women considering running for elective office in Iowa, preparing for appointive office, or seeking to be leaders in their communities. Registration is required.

Sunday, 26 Apr 2015

Argentine Tango Class

Apr 26, 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