Sunday, 21 Apr 2019
The Upside is a PG-13 drama/comedy movie rated 3 stars. Phillip is a wealthy quadriplegic who needs a caretaker to help him with his day-to-day routine in his New York penthouse. He hires a struggling parolee, and despite coming from two different worlds, an unlikely friendship starts to blossom. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.
Monday, 22 Apr 2019
"Spring, Shakespeare and the Pursuit of Gappiness," Linda Shenk, associate professor of English. In his plays, Shakespeare strategically leaves "gaps" allowing each production, each reader, to fill those spaces with their own experiences, values and questions. Gaps keep the Bard's works relevant to modern audiences.
Jill Euken, deputy director of the Bioeconomy Institute, is retiring. This reception also serves as the opening event for the 2019 Biorenewables Art Competition.
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019
ISU Opera Students sing opera.
Arthur Miller's searing drama, inspired by the McCarthy era, comes to vivid new life in the National Players' bare-knuckle staging. A piercing look at what can happen when truth is bent to political convenience, The Crucible is a powerful story for our time and for all time. (90 minutes)
The Office for Responsible Research, Office of the Attending Veterinarian and Laboratory Animal Resources are offering software training for researchers who submit IACUC or IBC protocols. Participants will learn how to navigate the new electronic protocol submission system, a-tune. Training topics will include creating and submitting a protocol, and, for animal users of LAR, how to order animals and manage animal records.
Jane Jacobson, director of student enrollment, advising and career services in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is retiring. Remarks will begin at 3:30 p.m.
The Faculty Senate represents the general faculty of Iowa State and participates in shared governance of the University with the administration. Senate meetings are open to the public.
This conversation will be a starting place for thinking through how to implement inclusive pedagogy and learner-centered practices into your syllabus. We will discuss strategies for producing a student-centered syllabus; as well as, the importance of establishing clear expectations and goals, using transparent teaching methods, and building rapport and community in your class.
Ashraf Habibullah is a structural engineer who helped develop the technology and software engineers use to design earthquake-resistant buildings and bridges. He will discuss the future of engineering as a profession, especially the need for todayâ€™s engineering students to be exposed to more than just technology.
"Stay Woke: Diversity, Leadership, Donald Trump, and the Future of America," Kevin Powell, activist and book author. He also has written for the Huffington Post, British GQ and Vibe Magazine. In a world where violence, fear, division and hate have become the norm, Kevin offers hope and a new and different way to view ourselves, to view each other. Powell will sign copies of his book prior to the lecture (7 p.m.).
"Shut Up and Dance" is an engaging and irreverent concert celebrating free speech through music.
Tracy Miller, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University, will present the 2019 Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Her talk is titled, "Rethinking Creativity: Generative Design in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism."
Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019
Sally Evans, secretary at the Virtual Reality Applications Center, is retiring this spring.
All Veteran and military-affiliated students (i.e., Guard/Reserve, ROTC, or family member/dependent) are invited to this workshop to learn tips for studying and how to prepare for finals.
Meet other faculty on campus working in the area of machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI). New collaborations could lead to several federal funding opportunities in this area.
But Is She 'Likable?' Dianne Bystrom is director emerita of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State. She will discuss the how the media has covered women running for office differently than men, and what that might mean for the 2020 presidential election, for which there is an unprecedented number of women candidates.
Thursday, 25 Apr 2019
Join us weekly this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Best for children five and under with an adult.
Celebrate Earth Month and the wrap-up to our 10 Year Anniversary! Activities include a diversity of Earth-minded engagement and empowerment opportunities, food, yard games, FREE bike tune-ups and sustainability-minded giveaways.
Learn how to navigate the new electronic IRBManager system, what the submission process looks like, how to submit IRB protocols for review and how to access your IRB-approved materials.
DeAnn Frisk, an administrative specialist in the geological and atmospheric sciences department, is retiring after 30 years of service to the university.
Norm Hill, interim assistant vice president for business services, is retiring. Hill served as director of logistics and support services (formerly central stores) for 25 years. A program will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Join student and faculty in the Creative Writing Program for this informal moderated craft talk. Writers will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear author Margot Livesey discuss her writing process.
"The National Centers for Animal Health: Historical and Present Contributions to Animal Agriculture," Dr. Marcus Kehrli Jr., director of the National Animal Disease Center. Program begins at 3 p.m. Refreshments provided by Vintage Cooperative, Ames.
R&B artist Ella Mai and pop/R&B artist Bazzi will co-headline the Student Union Board's annual spring outdoor concert. The event will occur rain or shine.
Glass is a PG-13 drama/fantasy movie. The narratives of two standout originals--2000's Unbreakable and 2016's Split bring one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. Mr.Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds critical secrets. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.
Margot Livesey is the award-winning author of ten books, including a collection of stories, Learning by Heart, and eight acclaimed novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, The House on Fortune Street, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, and Mercury.
Friday, 26 Apr 2019
The event will highlight important innovations developed by Iowa State researchers and include a sampling of food products developed with ISU inventions. Participants can meet faculty who are an important part of ISU's intellectual property engine. Presented by the Iowa State University Research Foundation and the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.
A bur oak tree will be planted in memory of professor emeritus Paul Wray. A forestry extension faculty member, Wray planted (and taught others how to plant) countless trees across Iowa and often promoted oak species. Professor emeritus Steve Jungst will speak about Wray's service during a short program. Xi Sigma Pi and Forestry Club students; faculty and staff; and family and friends of Wray will assist with the planting.
The university's highest awards to alumni and friends are presented at the Distinguished Awards Celebration in the spring each year. The ceremony and reception following are open to the public.