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Monday, 29 Apr 2019

Butterfly: The Story of a Life Cycle

Apr 29, 2019

10:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4-$5

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Celebrate the magical life cycle of the Monarch butterfly as larger-than-life puppetry is used to illustrate the microscopic world of insects. This production offers a magnified look at metamorphosis through the eyes of Mari the Monarch as she grows from a tiny egg to a beautiful butterfly!

Open house: CALS Study Abroad Office

Apr 29, 2019

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

0018 Curtiss Hall

Free

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Meetings, receptions Student activities

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Study Abroad Office will be open for all students to learn more about study abroad opportunities. Refreshments will be provided.

Barks@Parks

Apr 29, 2019

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Parks Library, upper rotunda

free

University Library Student activities

Comfort dogs will be available during dead week, along with chair massages and other stress-reducing activities.

Great Plants for Iowa: Spring & Summer bulbs

Apr 29, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

$13.60-$20

Reiman Gardens

Many of these wonderful plants burst into bloom early in the season, so we've moved our class so we can actually see them! Learn more about the dozens of colorful blooms that grow from bulbs, corms, rhizomes and tubers in the Iowa garden. Preregistration with prepayment is required by April 28.

Workshop: Revise, Rewrite and Rework

Apr 29, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

$34-$40

Reiman Gardens Arts, performances

A 3-week creative writing course introducing an eight-point format for revising writing, whether poetry or prose. Revising the early drafts of authors' work is the time where everything is made more vivid, more coherent, and more powerful. The work comes alive. The course is structured for both beginners and those wishing to polish their writing skills. Class members will take home a workbook of handouts and reference materials.

Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019

Research workshop: Post-award Actions 201 (Session 1)

Apr 30, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Memorial Union, Gold Room

Research Office Training, development

Take a deeper dive into post-award actions in our 201 session. This will be an interactive conversation where you can get answers to your questions and advice on how to handle unique situations with specific federal sponsors. You'll leave with some useful tools and resources you can use to be more efficient in your day-to-day work.

Barks@Parks

Apr 30, 2019

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Parks Library, upper rotunda

free

University Library Student activities

Comfort dogs will be available during dead week, along with chair massages and other stress-reducing activities.

Retirement reception: Danny Cox and Paul Schroeder

Apr 30, 2019

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Shops break room, General Services Building

free

Facilities Planning and Management Meetings, receptions

Danny Cox, systems control technician, and Paul Schroeder, area mechanic, in the facilities maintenance unit of facilities planning and management, are retiring May 1.

Retirement reception: Chris Hurst

Apr 30, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Third floor, Enrollment Services Center

free

Office of Admissions Meetings, receptions

Chris Hurst, a record analyst in the office of admissions, is retiring.

Retirement reception: Judy Vance

Apr 30, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2004 Black Engineering Building

free

Mechanical Engineering Meetings, receptions

Judy Vance, professor of mechanical engineering, is retiring.

Retirement reception: Eugenio Matibag

Apr 30, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

302 Catt Hall

free

World Languages and Cultures Department Meetings, receptions

Eugenio Matibag, professor of Spanish and U.S. Latino/a Studies in the world languages and cultures department, is retiring after serving as a faculty member since 1987. Light refreshments will be served, and he will perform a farewell duet at 4 p.m.

Retirement reception: Wolfgang Kliemann and Clifford Bergman

Apr 30, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Union Campanile Room

Free

Mathematics Department Meetings, receptions

Wolfgang Kliemann, mathematics professor and interim associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Clifford Bergman, mathematics professor, are retiring.

Open house: Iowa Public Radio Studios

Apr 30, 2019

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Second floor, Communications Building

free

Receptions and open houses Meetings, receptions

Iowa Public Radio recently completed a renovation of some of its space in the Communications Building.

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

CODAC Spring Sale

May 01, 2019

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

College of Design Foyer

$5-150

College of Design Special events

Day 1 of biannual sale of work by students in the integrated studio arts (undergraduate) and integrated visual arts (graduate) programs, sponsored by CODAC (College of Design Art Club). Work may include ceramics, prints, photos, woods, metals and textiles.

Open house: CALS Study Abroad Office

May 01, 2019

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

0018 Curtiss Hall

Free

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Meetings, receptions Student activities

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Study Abroad Office will be open for all students to learn more about study abroad opportunities. Refreshments will be provided.

Barks@Parks

May 01, 2019

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Parks Library, upper rotunda

free

University Library Student activities

Comfort dogs will be available during dead week, along with chair massages and other stress-reducing activities.

Research workshop: Post-award Actions 201 (Session 2)

May 01, 2019

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Memorial Union, Gold Room

Research Office Training, development

Take a deeper dive into post-award actions in our 201 session. This will be an interactive conversation where you can get answers to your questions and advice on how to handle unique situations with specific federal sponsors. You'll leave with some useful tools and resources you can use to be more efficient in your day-to-day work.

University honors program poster presentation

May 01, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Union Great Hall

free

University Honors Program Meetings, receptions Student activities

The university honors program invites the public to attend the spring 2019 poster presentation and reception featuring honors projects and spring and summer 2019 honors graduates.

Research Presentation: Carrie Wolinetz, National Institutes of Health

May 01, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

206 Durham Hall

free

Research Office Lectures

Carrie Wolinetz, acting chief of staff and associate director for the Office of Science Policy (OSP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be on campus to discuss sexual harassment and gender equality.

Exhibit opening reception

May 01, 2019

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill Hall

free

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Meetings, receptions Student activities

A new exhibit, "Winners of The Fashion Show 2019," opens May 1 and runs through June 28 in the Textiles and Clothing Museum's Mary Alice Gallery. Get a closer look at the winning garments from this year's show. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, 02 May 2019

CODAC Spring Sale

May 02, 2019

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

College of Design Foyer

$5-150

College of Design Special events

Day 2 of biannual sale of work by students in the integrated studio arts (undergraduate) and integrated visual arts (graduate) programs, sponsored by CODAC (College of Design Art Club). Work may include ceramics, prints, photos, woods, metals and textiles.

Barks@Parks

May 02, 2019

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Parks Library, upper rotunda

free

University Library Student activities

Comfort dogs will be available during dead week, along with chair massages and other stress-reducing activities.

Design Expo: Mechanical engineering

May 02, 2019

12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Howe Hall atrium

free

Mechanical Engineering Student activities

The expo showcases the work of mechanical engineering students in semester-long design projects. ME 270 projects aim to support economic activity in developing regions. ME 415 projects are industrial-sponsored projects giving students a hands-on experience solving applied industrial problems. ME 466 projects connect mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineers in the solution of a single design problem.

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

May 02, 2019

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

Professional and Scientific Council Meetings, receptions

The P&S Council is a representative body elected by, and responsible to, Professional and Scientific employees at Iowa State University. Meetings are open to the public.

Banquet: Sigma Xi honor society

May 02, 2019

5:30 PM

004 Scheman Building

$40

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Meetings, receptions

The newest members of the Sigma Xi scientific research honor society will be inducted at the banquet. Reservation deadline is April 25.

Entrepreneurship Showcase

May 02, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

LeBaron Hall lobby and auditorium

free

College of Human Sciences Meetings, receptions

Interact with students as they pitch their business ideas and vie for awards.

Friday, 03 May 2019

CODAC Spring Sale

May 03, 2019

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

College of Design Foyer

$5-150

College of Design Special events

Final day of biannual sale of work by students in the integrated studio arts (undergraduate) and integrated visual arts (graduate) programs, sponsored by CODAC (College of Design Art Club). Work may include ceramics, prints, photos, woods, metals and textiles.

Barks@Parks

May 03, 2019

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Parks Library, upper rotunda

free

University Library Student activities

Comfort dogs will be available during dead week, along with chair massages and other stress-reducing activities.

Campaign Series: Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren

May 03, 2019

1:45 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

Free - No tickets or RSVP required

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is a senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. She was a law professor for 30 years before her election to public office in 2012. Her talk is part of the Campaign Series in 2019, providing the university community with opportunities to question candidates before the Iowa Caucuses.

Retirement reception: LuAnn Adams

May 03, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room 1009 LeBaron Hall

free

College of Human Sciences Meetings, receptions

LuAnn Adams, secretary in the College of Human Sciences' student services office, is retiring.