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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.

Friday, 19 Apr 2019

Ready to Run Iowa

Apr 19, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

$25

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics Diversity Training, development

Ready to Run Iowa is a nonpartisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign or become involved in public life as leaders in their respective communities. Registration is required.

Seminar, ISU Online Learning Community (ISU-OLC)

Apr 19, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The purpose of the ISU-OLC is to share campus best practices to improve online teaching and learning; see how others are using the University Learning Management System (LMS) to create innovative learning experiences, inform the campus about existing and new web-based instructional technologies, participate in new technology testing and evaluation; as well as, to leverage LMS expertise, experience and training resources across campus.

Analogue Participatory Graphics with Undocumented Immigrants

Apr 19, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Fernando Burga, assistant professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Minnesota, will show how graphic representation techniques can capture undocumented immigrants' experiences and inform the development of planning goals and objectives. Lecture co-sponsored by the sustainable environments graduate program and Department of Community and Regional Planning.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Snack Bowls

Apr 19, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Eat, sleep, snack, repeat! We have bowls for every snack size, from small dishes to extra-large bowls.

Cyclone Cinema: The Upside

Apr 19, 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.

Saturday, 20 Apr 2019

Breakfast with the Bunny

Apr 20, 2019

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$14-$25

Reiman Gardens

Two seating options at 8 and 10 a.m. It's spring! It's spring! Come to Reiman Gardens to enjoy a hearty breakfast, say hello to the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs.

Cyclone Cinema: The Upside

Apr 20, 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.

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.