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Sunday, 28 Jun 2015

Argentine Tango

Jun 28, 2015

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU Five punches for $35, Public Five Punches for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga 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 socks.

Monday, 29 Jun 2015

Mason Jar Floral Arrangement Workshop

Jun 29, 2015

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Cost is $32 for members and $40 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

Walk the Gardens with artist and gardener Natalie Buskohl, to pick some of your very own summer blooms and greens, and then explore your inner florist as Natalie illustrates the basic principles and elements of design to make unique tabletop arrangements with freshly-picked flowers. Take you're your personal mason jar floral arrangement, as well as the skills and know-how to continue at home.

Great Plants for Iowa Series

Jun 29, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Cost is $16 for members and $20 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

Topic: Herbaceous Groundcovers for Sun & Shade Colorful, spreading, and creeping are just a few words to describe the wonderful group of garden plants called groundcovers. Learn more about the native and non-native, sun or shade dwelling perennial plants that make great additions to the Iowa garden.

Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015

Webinar: Diversity in the Student Body [Inside Higher Ed]

Jun 30, 2015

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

For the admissions officers, enrollment managers and presidents of American colleges and universities, few issues are as important or challenging as efforts to diversify the student body. Educators worry that many groups of students -- under-represented minority students, the disadvantaged, those whose parents didn't go to college, and more -- are not enrolling at rates proportional to their representation in the country's population.

Retirement reception: Phil Iasevoli

Jun 30, 2015

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2542 Veterinary Medicine

free

College of Veterinary Medicine Meetings, receptions

Phil is supervisor of animal care with laboratory animal resources. He is retiring after 42 years of service.

Opening Reception: Magic Masala Exhibition

Jun 30, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

free

College of Design Meetings, receptions

Reception for Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition of mixed-media illustrations, digital photographs and animations by integrated visual arts graduate student Rohini Kummitha. The reception will include a cooking demonstration at 6:30 p.m. and animation film screening at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Stained Glass Class

Jun 30, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $73, Public $83 (Includes Supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Create a beautiful piece to capture the light through your windows. Learn how to cut, foil and solder glass using a pattern you choose or design.

Drawing Class

Jun 30, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $35, Public $45 (Includes Supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Take this opportunity to learn and develop drawing skills, whether you are a beginner who likes to doodle or an artist with experience. Students will be guided through a variety of exercises to enhance your drawing technique including: line, perspective, light and shadow, and composition, while developing hand-eye coordination and confidence.

Tango Basics

Jun 30, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Room 3512 at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU: 5 punches for $35, Public: 5 punches for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Tango is a rich and complex improvisational dance, considered to be the most challenging yet most fulfilling of all the partnered dances. Starting with a salida, learn to link basic movement patterns so you can have a dancing "conversation" with your partner. Learn the language of Tango and "speak" it with the music. Tango can improve your balance, focus, sensitivity and your ability to work with and respond to a partner. Plus, it's loads of fun!

Wednesday, 01 Jul 2015

Open house: Insect Zoo

Jul 01, 2015

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

first and fourth floors, Science II Hall

free

Entomology Department Special events Student activities

"Bug Village" is the theme of this event. Arthropods of all kinds will be on display.

Thursday, 02 Jul 2015

Youth Program: Plant Pals

Jul 02, 2015

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Cost per person is $2 for members, $6 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price. Accompanying adults pay regular admission.

Reiman Gardens

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to interact with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult. Classes are held every other Thursday from May 7 to September 10.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Red, White, and Blue

Jul 02, 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. Wear the American flag colors and get 20% off bisque. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.

Garden Drawing Workshop

Jul 02, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Cost is $60 for members and $75 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

This is a 4 week course on Thursdays beginning June 18, June 25, July 2, and July 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join local artist and Creative Department founder, Yvonne Brune for a 6-week course exploring the basics of garden and nature drawing, using the indoor and outdoor gardens as inspiration. Learn techniques in pencil, pen and ink, and enrich your drawings with the use of color by working with pastels.

Intro to Social Dance Class

Jul 02, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Cost is $72 for individual members and $100 per member couples. General public individuals pay $90 and general public couples pay $125. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

This is a 6 week course on Thursdays beginning June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. In this 6-week course, you'll learn a variety of social dances in a beautiful garden setting, from one of the best instructors Ames has to offer! No experience necessary.

Friday, 03 Jul 2015

Independence Day Fireworks

Jul 03, 2015

All day

Reiman Gardens

$4-$8

Reiman Gardens Special events

Reiman Gardens is open until the conclusion of the Ames fireworks display, which begins at dusk. Visitors may bring folding chairs, blankets and coolers with food and drinks, but must keep all fireworks and sparklers outside the fence.

University holiday

Jul 03, 2015

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Offices closed, classes recessed.

Saturday, 04 Jul 2015

Family Activity: Discovery Stations

Jul 04, 2015

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Price is free for members and included with price of general admission for the general public.

Reiman Gardens

Drop by for fun, informal activities in the Gardens during the summer that relate to themed garden areas. Discovery Stations are family oriented and designed so both youth & adults can participate in the activities. Each discovery station focuses on a corresponding educational activity and/or garden display, as well as interpretation of the 2015theme: "Celebrating the Past & the Future." Visitors can stop by any time to participate.

Independence Day at the Farm House

Jul 04, 2015

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Farm House Museum, Central Campus

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join University Museums for 4th of July fun after the downtown Ames parade. Celebrate the 155-year-old first building on Iowa State campus and the agricultural heritage of the institution. The Onion Creek Cloggers and Band will perform from 1:30 to 3:00pm and the Gilbert Tractor Club will have a showing of many historic tractors and several balers during the event.