Sunday, 05 Apr 2015
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
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
Are you interested in developing, or enhancing, a service-learning component within your course? You are invited to join this dynamic, interdisciplinary group as we walk-through the process of integrating service-learning into the curriculum. These interactive sessions will include topical discussions, readings, and sharing of best practices. Facilitator: Suzanne Hendrich, University Professor
"Is performance regulation based on life cycle assessment feasible?" Richard Plevin, UC-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies. Plevin will discuss the semantics and uses of LCA, epistemological issues with "carbon intensity," the challenges of modeling complex environmental problems, and the requirements for a successful performance-based regulation.
"Interaction Selection for High-Dimensional Data", Hao Helen Zhang, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson
All are invited to hear Dan Morris, TIAA-CREF global investment strategist, present "2015 and Beyond: Investing After the Global Financial Crisis." Registration is required by calling 800-732-8353. Light refreshments will be served.
Learn basic soldering with vibrant stained glass scrap and make whimsical, colorful birds. These quirky birds are inspired by the glass art of Maria Barber, and will be great additions to any space with natural light.
Ava Chin, a native of Queens, is the author of Eating Wildly, a memoir about foraging for food in New York City.
"Measuring the Elusive: How to Catch Neutrinos and What They Tell Us about the Universe," Mayly Sanchez, experimental particle physicist in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Iowa State.
Tuesday, 07 Apr 2015
First day of assigned Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 registration dates for students projected as sophomores. Hours for AccessPlus registration are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday--Saturday, and most Sundays.
ISU Dining executive chef Scott Bruhn will cook. Watch the preparation, taste a sample of the prepared dishes and receive a copy of the recipes. RSVP required.
This session will feature a brief overview of the tools available Iowa State University faculty and staff are using to create video lectures for blended course delivery. Join Steve Freeman, Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; Deb Hoyt, Instructional Support, Department of Veterinary Medicine; and Michael Wilson, Academic Information Technology Services, as they highlight their experience using these tools for their courses.
Everywhere educators from K-12 to university professors are attempting to negotiate the widening gap between decades-old teaching methods and the parallel-processing and social-networking students of today. They recognize that students seem more focused on video game challenges than their classes, but literal efforts to use video games to teach have met with uncertain success.
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.
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.
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.
This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays beginning April 7, April 14, April 21, & April 28 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. This 4-part workshop covers the basics of photography including equipment & how to use it, depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject & tips & tricks. Each class is broken into 3 parts: classroom discussion, hands-on practice taking pictures by the students & review. Bring your DSLR camera & tripod to each class.
This is a 6 week course on Tuesdays April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, & May 12 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Those who complete this 6-week intensive workshop will leave with their own uniquely developed fragrance, 1 kit of 10 essences, & a Certificate of Perfume Blending from Amanda Feeley, natural perfumer & owner of Esscentual Alchemy. Amanda will teach you the background, skills, & preparation you'll need to become a natural perfumer.
Doris Bergen is a Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology Emerita at Miami University in Ohio. Her work focuses on learning and human development, with a special focus on how technology-enhanced toys affect play, adult memories of childhood play, and the development of humor, especially in gifted children.
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.
Oh Honey, named both for Mitchy Collins' favorite episode of "How I Met Your Mother" and the burgeoning artisan honey movement in Brooklyn that captivated him and band-mate Danielle Bouchard, is a blend of bright folk and uplifting pop which -- like the sound of a cold beer snapping open in the summertime -- represents the promise of something great.
Wednesday, 08 Apr 2015
Join University Museums in welcoming artist Priscilla Sage to campus to celebrate her contributions to the Art on Campus Collection and to the campus aesthetic. Starting with Forest Flora and Knoll Garden, we will journey across campus to view and discuss her public art at Iowa State.
Join Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative director, and Veronica Diaz, ELI associate director, as they moderate this special two-hour webinar hosted by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and Quality Matters. This webinar will provide you with examples and tools to craft plans that measure the effectiveness of your online/blended instructional programs and their impact on student learning and success.
Iowa State vs. Drake.
This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. This month we will focus on the relationship between the environment and movement. Please arrive early for a discussion on the month's topic beginning at 5:15. The practice will begin at 5:30. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat.
This is a 4 week course on Wednesdays beginning April 8, April 15, April 22, and April 29 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Imagine capturing stunning shots and imaginative effects without a studio filled with expensive equipment and large flash units.
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!
Dan Barber is the author of "The Third Plate" and an award-winning chef. Shivvers Memorial Lecture.
Creative designer Ali Rahimi and business partner John Barle discuss the how their career in the apparel industry took them from the Virginia Marti College of Art and Design in Lakewood, Ohio, to running and operating a niche boutique for Hollywood celebrities.
Rachel Williams, associate professor in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa, discusses her work with incarcerated women.