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What is featured?

Sunday, 21 Apr 2019

Cyclone Cinema: The Upside

Apr 21, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

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

Monday Monologues series

Apr 22, 2019

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"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.

Retirement reception/Arts competition opening reception

Apr 22, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

lobby, Biorenewables Research Laboratory

free

Bioeconomy Institute Meetings, receptions

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 Studio

Apr 23, 2019

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5 - tickets at the door

Music Department Arts, performances

ISU Opera Students sing opera.

The Crucible

Apr 23, 2019

10:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4-$5

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

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)

Research workshop: Working with IACUC or IBC Protocols Using a-tune

Apr 23, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

2310 Kildee Hall

Research Office Training, development

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.

Retirement reception: Jane Jacobson

Apr 23, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Meetings, receptions

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.

Meeting: Faculty Senate

Apr 23, 2019

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Faculty Senate Meetings, receptions

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.

Conversation: Building an inclusive and learner-centered syllabus

Apr 23, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall or view on your own via Zoom

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

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.

Lecture: Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers

Apr 23, 2019

4:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

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 today’s engineering students to be exposed to more than just technology.

Lecture: Diversity, Leadership, Donald Trump, and the Future of America

Apr 23, 2019

7:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Affairs Diversity Lectures Student activities

"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.).

Lecture & performance: A Musical Celebration of the First Amendment

Apr 23, 2019

8:00 PM

Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

"Shut Up and Dance" is an engaging and irreverent concert celebrating free speech through music.

Lecture: Generative Design in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism

Apr 23, 2019

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

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

Retirement reception: Sally Evans

Apr 24, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Howe Hall atrium

free

Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) Meetings, receptions

Sally Evans, secretary at the Virtual Reality Applications Center, is retiring this spring.

Workshop: Preparing for Finals

Apr 24, 2019

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

3534 Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Conferences

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.

Research networking event: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Apr 24, 2019

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

206 Durham Hall

free

Research Office Training, development

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.

Lecture: Gendered Media Coverage of Women Presidential Candidates

Apr 24, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

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

Caterpillar Club

Apr 25, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens Meetings, receptions

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.

Earth Month and 10 Years of Living Green Finale Celebration

Apr 25, 2019

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

South Library Lawn

free

Live Green Submissions Live Green

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.

Research workshop: IRBManager End-user Training

Apr 25, 2019

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

222 Kingland Conference Room

Research Office Training, development

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.

Retirement reception: DeAnn Frisk

Apr 25, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hach Hall atrium

free

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Department Meetings, receptions

DeAnn Frisk, an administrative specialist in the geological and atmospheric sciences department, is retiring after 30 years of service to the university.

Retirement reception: Norm Hill

Apr 25, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Operations and Finance Division Meetings, receptions

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.

Lecture: The Art of Writing, with author Margot Livesey

Apr 25, 2019

2:10 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

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.

ISU Retirees: Social and program

Apr 25, 2019

2:30 PM

Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center

free

ISU Retirees Association Lectures Meetings, receptions

"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.

Concert: Ella Mai and Bazzi

Apr 25, 2019

6:00 PM

Parking lot 29, north of the Molecular Biology Building

$25-$39

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

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.

Cyclone Cinema: Glass

Apr 25, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

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.

Lecture: Reading & Conversation: Margot Livesey, author

Apr 25, 2019

7:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

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

Celebration: World Intellectual Property Day

Apr 26, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Parks Library lawn

free

Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Meetings, receptions

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.

Arbor Day Celebration

Apr 26, 2019

2:00 PM

Central campus, west of the Campanile

free

Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department Student activities

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.

Distinguished Awards Celebration

Apr 26, 2019

2:00 PM

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building

free

Alumni Association Special events

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.