Monday, 03 Oct 2022
ISU Town Hall with Ryan Melton
2022 ISU Lectures Campaign Town Hall Series Ryan Melton, the Democratic candidate for Iowa U.S. House, District 4, will answer questions from students, faculty/staff, and the Ames community.
ISU Town Hall with Rick Stewart
2022 ISU Lectures Campaign Town Hall Series Rick Stewart, the Libertarian candidate for Iowa governor, will answer questions from students, faculty/staff, and the Ames community.
ISU Town Hall with Bryan Jack Holder
2022 ISU Lectures Campaign Town Hall Series Bryan Jack Holder, the Liberty Caucus candidate for Iowa U.S. House District 4, will answer questions from students, faculty/staff, and the Ames community.
Wednesday, 05 Oct 2022
Writing Young Adult Stories as a Young Adult: Camryn Garrett on Advocacy, the Creative Process, and Film
"Writing Young Adult Stories as a Young Adult: Camryn Garrett on Advocacy, the Creative Process, and Film." Young adult author and filmmaker Camryn Garrett (Full Disclosure, Off the Record, Friday I'm in Love) will talk about her advocacy work as a novelist and filmmaker, her path to publication, and what it means to listen to and amplify the stories of young, Black women.
Does Iowa Need a Gun Rights Amendment?
In November, Iowa voters will decide whether to protect gun owners' rights in the state constitution. Come learn what this amendment will do and hear from supporters and opponents. Get informed before you vote!
Thursday, 06 Oct 2022
Graffiti: Collaboration & Individuality
Los Angeles-based photographer Steve Grody, who documents graffiti art, will talk about the individual and collaborative aspects of street art. His presentation is hosted by the College of Design Art Club (CODAC).
Friday, 07 Oct 2022
ISU Town Hall with Admiral Mike Franken
ISU Lectures Campaign Town Hall Series: Mike Franken, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, will answer questions from students, faculty/staff, and the Ames community.
Monday, 10 Oct 2022
Lecture: Assimilation and Perception of Asian Americans as the Model Minority
A specialist in 20th century United States history, Ellen Wu is a nationally recognized authority on Asian-Pacific America, migration, race, and the myth of the model minority. She is director of the Asian American Studies program at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she also is an associate professor of history.
Tuesday, 11 Oct 2022
Reiman Speaker Series: Keith Kreuer
Keith Kreuer, Principal and Angel Investor at RedHouse Associates, has more than 30 years of experience in starting and building innovative, customer-oriented information technology companies. Lunch will be provided (11:30 a.m.-noon), followed by the lecture.
ISU Town Hall with Deidre DeJear
ISU Lectures Campaign Town Hall Series: Deidre DeJear, the Democratic candidate for Iowa governor, will answer questions from students, faculty/staff, and the Ames community.
Thursday, 13 Oct 2022
Nature at Noon
Celebrate homecoming with Reiman Gardens by hearing from the Alumni Association about what homecoming is and why it matters.
Lecture: Urban Coyote Movement and Behavior
The Paul L. Errington Memorial Lecture: "Exploring the Impacts of Social-Ecological Heterogeneity on Urban Coyote Movement and Behavior," presented by urban ecologist Chris Schell, University of California, Berkeley.
Monday, 17 Oct 2022
Monday Monologues series
"Honey Wine from Creek Waters," essays and poems by A'Ja Lyons, Iowa State MFA in Creative Writing and Environment candidate.
Norman Borlaug Lecture: Cynthia Rosenzweig
2022 Norman Borlaug Lecture: Cynthia Rosenzweig is the 2022 World Food Prize laureate for her seminal contributions to understanding and predicting the impacts of the interaction between climate and food systems. Through designing and leading rigorous, collaborative observational and modeling research, she provided the evidence used by thousands of decision-makers in more than 90 countries to both mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Tuesday, 18 Oct 2022
How a Female Fighter Pilot Overcame Her Fears and Self-Doubt
Michelle Curran, also known as MACE, led an impressive career as a Fighter Pilot during her 13 years in the United States Air Force. From 2019-2021, she flew as the only female pilot for the Air Force Thunderbirds and performed for millions across the country and internationally. Upon joining this high performing team, she rapidly discovered the best part was not the flying, but the opportunity to inspire others.
Thursday, 20 Oct 2022
Crop & Climate Adaptation in the Face of the Climate Crisis
Dr. Cary Fowler is the U.S. Special Envoy for Global Food Security. Dr. Fowler is perhaps best known as the â€œfatherâ€ of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
WeRateDogs: Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, and Social Media Fame
WeRateDogs grew to 17 million followers by giving "better-than-perfect" scores to every pup they were sent. WeRateDogs creator Matt Nelson will share his story of turning a meme account into a powerful force for good. Learn how he came up with the idea, found his voice, built a community, and harnessed it to start giving back with the nonprofit foundation 15/10.
Monday, 24 Oct 2022
Monday Monologues series
"Gratitude with Dogs Under Stars: New Poems and New Music," Debra Marquart, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment.
Andrea Cesalpino: Renaissance Philosopher, Botanist, and Pharmacist
Fabrizio Baldassarri holds a Marie SkÅ'odovska-Curie fellowship to conduct research on early modern natural philosophical studies of plants from Andrea Cesalpino to Marcello Malpighi, especially focusing on the intersections between natural philosophy, botany, and medicine.
Thursday, 27 Oct 2022
Current Issues in Ag Policy with Bill Northey
Bill Northey farmed for mover 35 years. Bill served as president of the Iowa and National Cor Growers Association, as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture from 2007-2018, as USDA Under Secretary 2018-2021, and now as CEO of the Agribusiness Association of Iowa.
Please Stop Saving Us: Rebuilding After Western "Interventions" in Africa
For anyone interested in being a "change agent" in a complex world, this talk highlights how even the most harmless-looking social programs can have far-reaching negative consequences for the unwary or unprepared, regardless of how good the intentions may be. Eriel Haung is the director of the Mangaung Strings Programme headquartered in Bloemfontein, a public-private music education initiative reaching more than 250 children.
Monday, 31 Oct 2022
Monday Monologues series
"Selections from Night of the Living Dead: The Musical," directed by Mary Jo DuPrey, LAS Dean's Artist in Residence, ISU Department of Music and Theatre.
Lecture: Reimagining Food Systems to Account for What We Don't Know
Beal Distinguished Lecture in Rural Sociology: "Not the 'Whole Picture,' Reimagining Food Systems to Account for What We Don't Know." Michael Carolan was born, raised, and educated in Iowa. His career took him to Colorado State University where he is co-director of the Food Systems Institute for Research, Engagement and Learning; professor of sociology; and an engagement and extension food systems specialist.