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Monday, 25 May 2015

University holiday

May 25, 2015

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

Offices closed and classes recessed in observance of Memorial Day.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Kids' Story Time

May 26, 2015

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Kid’s Story Time is free for members 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.

Macro 1 Photography Class

May 26, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Preregistration is required. Cost is $56 for members and $70 for the general public.

Reiman Gardens

This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays beginning May 5, May 12, May 19, and May 26 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. This four-part workshop will cover the basics of macro photography including equipment and how to use it, depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject and tips and tricks.

Nature Journaling Class

May 26, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Preregistration is required. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for the general public.

Reiman Gardens

This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays beginning May 26, June 2, June 9, and June 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Whether you are a budding naturalist, artist, or writer, Reiman Gardens is the ideal setting to observe and record pollinating insects, tropical butterflies, and native flora and fauna.

Silver Rings Class

May 26, 2015

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $64, Public $74 (Includes Supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Saw, file, and solder sterling silver sheet to make a personalized ring just for you. Start with a ring in copper and make a second one in sterling silver. Embellish your ring with stamps and texture and learn to polish to a high shine.

Watercolor Class

May 26, 2015

6:30 PM - 8:30 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.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

How to Design an Effective Summer Writing Retreat.

May 27, 2015

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Webinar

Academic Affairs Training, development

Facilitated by Michelle Boyd, InkWell Academic Writing Retreats, May 27 (1-2:30 p.m.), hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, register online with your ISU-sponsored membership

Retirement reception: Ann Schmidt

May 27, 2015

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

W139 Lagomarcino Hall

free

Psychology department Meetings, receptions

Ann Schmidt, a secretary in the psychology department, is retiring.

COHERENCE Extended Hours

May 27, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

Free

University Museums Arts, performances

COHERENCE: An Immersive Laser Installation by Dan Corson will be open for extended hours. You have never seen anything like this on campus. Bring your friends to experience and enjoy Corson's light and laser filled environment.

Photographic Exposure Class

May 27, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Preregistration is required. Cost is $56 for members and $70 for the general public.

Reiman Gardens

This is a 4 week course on Wednesdays beginning May 6, May 13, May 20, and May 27 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Go in-depth with professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg, to understand just what exposure is and how adjusting it will alter your photographs, for a variety of desired effects. Learn to master manual control of the lightness and the darkness of an image, even when your camera suggests something different.

Belly Dance

May 27, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:10 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU Five punches for $35, Public Five 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. These classes teach the basic movements of belly dance with a specific focus and detailed exploration each week. There are two beginning classes per evening on Wednesdays (7-8:10pm and 8:20-9:30pm). Purchase a dance punch card and attend as often as your schedule allows. Punch cards are good for 1 year from purchase date.

Wheel Pottery Class

May 27, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $100, Public $110 (Includes Supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Students will be guided through all aspects of forming bowls, mugs, vases and more on the pottery wheel. Learn handle-pulling, glazing and finishing techniques. Open to absolute beginners as well as those with experience who would like to improve their technique and abilities.

Belly Dance

May 27, 2015

8:20 PM - 9:30 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU Five punches for $35, Public Five 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. These classes teach the basic movements of belly dance with a specific focus and detailed exploration each week. There are two beginning classes per evening on Wednesdays (7-8:10pm and 8:20-9:30pm). Purchase a dance punch card and attend as often as your schedule allows. Punch cards are good for 1 year from purchase date.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Public hearing: Regents' agenda

May 28, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Oak Room, Memorial Union

University Relations Meetings, receptions

At this public hearing, individuals have an opportunity to provide early input on agenda items for the state Board of Regents June 4 meeting in Ames.

Every Summer Needs a Plan

May 28, 2015

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Webinar

Academic Affairs Training, development

Facilitated by Kerry Ann Rockquemore, May 28 (1-2:30 p.m.), hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, register online with your ISU-sponsored membership

Retirement reception: Lea Henderson

May 28, 2015

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

University Human Resources Meetings, receptions

Lea Henderson, a program coordinator II with University Human Resources, is retiring June 2 after 18 years of service to Iowa State.

Farewell reception: Clay Gurganus

May 28, 2015

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Financial Aid Office Meetings, receptions

Clay Gurganus, a financial aid adviser in the office of student financial aid, resigned his post after more than 22 years of service. A short program will begin at 3 p.m.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Wedding Gifts

May 28, 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. Personalize a gift for the happy couple! Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.

Plant and Flower Drawing Class

May 28, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Preregistration is required. Cost is $72 for members and $90 for the general public.

Reiman Gardens

This is a 6 week course on Thursdays May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, and June 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This six-week beginner course will introduce how to use plants as the subject of art with easy approaches and successive lessons.

Rock Gardens and Their Plants Class

May 28, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Preregistration is required. Class is $12 for members and $15 for the general public.

Reiman Gardens

Master Gardener Gary Whittenbaugh of Fran Mara Garden in Oelwein believes the most complete and triumphant expression of gardening may be the rock garden. This is epically true if you include a few miniature and the smaller dwarf conifers. Rock gardens give us almost limitless plant choices and a long blooming season unequaled by any other type of garden. Don't miss this presentation - once you start rock gardening, you won't be able to stop.

Lecture: Iowa State and a World at War

May 28, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ames City Auditorium 520 Sixth St.

$3 free-will donation requested at door

Community activities Lectures

World War II brought military training and war-related research to the Iowa State campus. History professor Douglas Biggs (University of Nebraska-Kearney) will discuss how the war accentuated Iowa State's transition to a nationally known college of science, engineering and technology.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Audit deadline full semester (12 weeks): Summer 2015

May 29, 2015

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Last day to elect to audit a course for a twelve-week, full summer course. The instructor of the course must approve an audit.

Undergraduate Graduation Applications

May 29, 2015

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Undergraduate applications for graduation for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 may be submitted via AccessPlus (student tab, graduation, application).

Retirement reception: Claire Brecht, Dave Bunker, Rheon Wolske

May 29, 2015

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room 1132 Eaton Hall

free

Department of Residence Meetings, receptions

Clerk Claire Brecht, program coordinator Dave Bunker and secretary Rheon Wolske are retiring from the department of residence.

Faculty-Staff Inspiration Awards Reception

May 29, 2015

5:30 PM

Alumni Center, 420 Beach Avenue, Ames

$10 per person

Alumni Association Meetings, receptions

The ISU Alumni Association will recognize its 2015 Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award recipients on May 29 at the Alumni Center. A reception with heavy appetizers and a cash bar begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the annual meeting and awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. A dessert reception will conclude the evening's activities. The event is open to the public. Register online (see link above) or by calling 294-6525.