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Monday, 15 Apr 2019

Readings: Heal the Divide on Campus

Apr 15, 2019

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

Heal the Divide on Campus is a reading of new student-written plays. Students in Charissa Menefee's playwriting class participated in a workshop conducted by Protest Plays Project founder Tiffany Antone and created their own Heal the Divide on Campus plays. Readings also will done by other students from ISU and different campuses.

Retirement reception: Jim Aanstoos

Apr 15, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Agronomy Commons

free

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Department Meetings, receptions

James Aanstoos, senior lecturer in the geological and atmospheric sciences department, is retiring.

Walk-in Craft: Grad Cap Decorating

Apr 15, 2019

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: $10

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Mortar boards are perfect blank canvases for a positive affirmation, a thank you to parents, or a good laugh. Designs will be made on a board that will attach to your grad hat, so you don't have to bring yours in. We will have design ideas and a table full of supplies so you will stand out in the sea of ISU graduates!

Research workshop: USDA Proposal Development (Session 1)

Apr 15, 2019

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Memorial Union, Gold Room

Research Office Training, development

In this session you will learn about USDA and USDA NIFA-specific requirements, including indirect cost limitations, cost-share requirements, and other agency-specific forms. You'll walk away with some tips and tricks for dealing with common proposal development issues, and you'll have some useful resources to help you through the proposal development process. Come prepared with your pre-award and proposal development questions!

Quality Matters Learning Community

Apr 15, 2019

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

2030 Morrill

Free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The Quality Matters (QM) Learning Community is designed to help you improve your courses using the Quality Matters Standards. Members will have opportunities to hear about ways to meet the QM standards, as well as discussing best practices, experiences, and solutions to course design problems.

Sketching: The Mental Camera Roll

Apr 15, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Sketching is a form of design notation and communication, a way in which ideas from the mental camera roll develop into forms and spaces and eventually built space. Richard Alomar, Rutgers University associate professor of landscape architecture, will talk about sketchbooks and journals as mediums for data collection, present sketching exercise examples and share ways students can develop a practice of sketching to record their experience.

Lecture: Countries of Conflict

Apr 15, 2019

7:00 PM

Pioneer Room

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Members of the International Student Council's Humanitarian Awareness Committee will share stories and facts about people in nations facing humanitarian crises. The nations include Palestine, Libya, Myanmar, Sudan, and Yemen.

Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019

Research workshop: USDA Proposal Development (Session 2)

Apr 16, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Memorial Union, Gold Room

Research Office Training, development

In this session you will learn about USDA and USDA NIFA-specific requirements, including indirect cost limitations, cost-share requirements, and other agency-specific forms. You'll walk away with some tips and tricks for dealing with common proposal development issues, and you'll have some useful resources to help you through the proposal development process. Come prepared with your pre-award and proposal development questions!

Workshop: Faculty with Multiple Identities as Strategic Agents to Institutional Change

Apr 16, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Advance Lectures Training, development

Nancy "Rusty" Barceló, special assistant for diversity, equity and inclusion to the chancellor of the University of Illinois and an expert on institutional change, will share her professional journey as a Chicana administrator and change agent at the highest levels of academia. This workshop will be repeated today, 1-2:30 p.m. Registration requested.

Engaged Scholar meeting

Apr 16, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

free

College of Human Sciences Meetings, receptions Training, development

"PiLR Health and Technology Applications for Health Programming," Jon Moon, owner, MEI Technologies, and developer of PiLR Health. Sessions are also available via Zoom.

Walk-in Craft: Grad Cap Decorating

Apr 16, 2019

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: $10

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Mortar boards are perfect blank canvases for a positive affirmation, a thank you to parents, or a good laugh. Designs will be made on a board that will attach to your grad hat, so you don't have to bring yours in. We will have design ideas and a table full of supplies so you will stand out in the sea of ISU graduates!

Softball

Apr 16, 2019

4:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Northern Iowa. Check athletics website for schedule changes due to weather.

Intern & Job Fair for Creatives

Apr 16, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Special events Student activities

Open interviews for current students interested in creative jobs and internships for summer and fall 2019. Positions available at the The Workspace, Memorial Union Marketing, The Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames Community Arts Council & Reiman Gardens. Bring a few copies of your resume and meet with supervisors to find your fit.

VEGETABLE GARDENING BEST PRACTICES

Apr 16, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Celebrate Earth Month by getting a head start on your own summer vegetable garden, with a discussion on best practices by Reiman Gardens' own expert vegetable gardener, Horticulturist Sharon Rink.

FLORAL DESIGN: RING AROUND THE ROSIES: WREATHS

Apr 16, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Welcome spring with a fresh floral wreath featuring roses amidst various flowers that will dry nicely. Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.

Lecture: Understanding Second Language Speakers: What Really Matters?

Apr 16, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

The Quentin Johnson Lecture in Linguistics - Tracey Derwing, a Professor Emeritus of TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, has extensively researched second language fluency and pronunciation, especially the relationships among intelligibility, comprehensibility, and accent.

Open Mic Night

Apr 16, 2019

8:00 PM

The M-Shop, Memorial Union

FREE

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Open mic night gives students the chance to show off their talents to fellow peers. Many perform as musicians, comedians, and poets. Enjoy a night full of talented Iowa State Students. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019

Iowa International Outreach Symposium

Apr 17, 2019

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Elings Hall

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conferences

Presenters will offer information about activities that are positively impacting rural livelihood in Sub-Saharan Africa, including the Rockefeller Foundation's YieldWise Initiative, ISU's Uganda Program and Engineers without Borders' student chapter program in Ghana's upper west region. Networking forums also will be offered, featuring collaboration opportunities with organizations. Registration is free.

Reboot to Business: Vets and Ag

Apr 17, 2019

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

1104 Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

free

Dean of Students Office Conferences

Boots to Business Reboot is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Veterans of all eras, Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and spouses are eligible to participate.

Research: National Institutes of Health Proposal Workshop

Apr 17, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

206 Durham Hall

Research Office Training, development

Dr. Norbert Tavares, program manager at the NIH-NCI Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives and a 2017-19 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow, will present a one-hour seminar about NIH funding mechanisms, common things to know, available tools and more. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.

Behind the Scenes: Greenhouse production

Apr 17, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Scoop the loop of the various greenhouses and the headhouse handling area with Jessie Liebenguth, for an up-close look at our back-end growing and plant maintenance practices.

Architecture Research Exchange Spring 2019 Mini-Series

Apr 17, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Associate professors of architecture Dan Naegele and Doug Spencer will share their recent work in this third Architecture Research Exchange event. All are welcome.

Art Walk: An Artful Meal

Apr 17, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Friley Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join University Museums' in Friley Hall's Windows cafeteria to learn more about the newest art installations.

Walk-in Craft: Grad Cap Decorating

Apr 17, 2019

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: $10

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Mortar boards are perfect blank canvases for a positive affirmation, a thank you to parents, or a good laugh. Designs will be made on a board that will attach to your grad hat, so you don't have to bring yours in. We will have design ideas and a table full of supplies so you will stand out in the sea of ISU graduates!

*CANCELED* Lecture: Indigenous Food Systems and the Honorable Harvest

Apr 17, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

This event has been canceled due to travel complications. The poster session is being rescheduled. "Renewing Reciprocity: Indigenous Food Systems and the Honorable Harvest." Robin Wall Kimmerer, keynote speaker for the 2019 Sustainable Agriculture Symposium, is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology at SUNY and the author of "Braiding Sweetgrass."

Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

CATERPILLAR CLUB

Apr 18, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

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.

PLANT WALK: SPRING BULBS AND EPHEMERALS

Apr 18, 2019

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

What IS that plant? Get to know the works of art in our living museum from the expert herself - join Lindsey Smith, Reiman Gardens' Plant Collections Curator, for in-depth walking tours of the plants and flowers that make this place so special.

Cyclone Cinema: The Upside

Apr 18, 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.

Lavender Country w/ Paisley Fields

Apr 18, 2019

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$8 / $12 (w/ $2 DOS increase)

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

In 1973, Patrick Haggerty recorded and released Lavender Country, a collection of gay radical country music. Since 2014, Patrick has played shows all over the states, from New York to San Francisco and everywhere in between, spreading his revolutionary message of love and acceptance in the face of violence, hate, and fascism.

Lecture: Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox

Apr 18, 2019

8:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center

Free - No Tickets Required

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Building Bridges or Walls: Where Do the U.S. and Mexico Go from Here?" - Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox is a leading voice on North American trade policy and the challenges of immigration.