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Saturday, 11 May 2019

Plant Sale Extravaganza

May 11, 2019

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens' members only sale on Friday, May 10, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Opens to the public on Saturday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Plant Sale Extravaganza will be held in Reiman Gardens' parking lot rain or shine.

Undergraduate Commencement: CALS, CoB, LAS

May 11, 2019

9:30 AM

Hilton Coliseum

free

Registrar Academic calendar Special events

Commencement ceremony for graduates from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Business and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Commencement: College of Veterinary Medicine

May 11, 2019

12:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

free

Registrar Academic calendar Special events

Commencement ceremony for graduates of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Undergraduate Commencement: Design, CoE, CHS

May 11, 2019

3:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

free

Registrar Academic calendar Special events

Commencement ceremony for graduates from the College of Design, College of Engineering and College of Human Sciences.

Iowa Songwriters Showcase

May 11, 2019

7:00 PM

Goldfinch Room, Stephens Auditorium

$25-$40

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Iowa songwriters Chris Myers and Fred Love will perform in Stephens Auditorium's listening room, an intimate setting with fantastic acoustics. Myers' sound is a fusion of folk, rock, pop, and soul. Love uses a direct blend of country, folk and blues. The Goldfinch Room provides great acoustics in an intimate setting for approximately 80 people.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Walk-in Argentine Tango

May 12, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) 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 better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

2019 Top Hat Certification Day

May 14, 2019

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Top Hat Certification Day is designed for those instructors who are either new to Top Hat or have experience using Top Hat in their classrooms, and who wish to learn how to implement core and advanced Top Hat functionalities in order to boost student engagement, participation and motivation.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Workshop: Project LEA/RN

May 15, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Room 1022 Agronomy Hall

free

Special Events Conferences Training, development

Insights about the brain based on current research and the implications thereof; strategies that promote interaction and deep thinking; and how to apply what you learn in situations where you facilitate learning. Workshop continues May 16. RSVP required.

Behind the Scenes: Nature of the Game Exhibit

May 15, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

This year's outdoor exhibit is the result of a lengthy, collaborative process between Reiman Gardens and ISU College of Design faculty and students.

Art Walk: The Hidden Treasures on a Quiet Campus

May 15, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

LeBaron Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join University Museums to pause and take a look at some of the often overlooked locations and works of art on campus.

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

May 15, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1485 CVM

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: Larry Cormicle

May 15, 2019

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Meetings, receptions

Larry Cormicle, senior lecturer in civil, construction and environmental engineering, is retiring.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Plant Walk: Butterfly Host and Nectar Plants

May 16, 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.

Farewell reception: Brenda Lohman

May 16, 2019

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dean's office, E262 Lagomarcino Hall

free

College of Human Sciences Meetings, receptions

Brenda Lohman, College of Human Sciences associate dean for research and graduate education, and professor of human development and family studies, will become department chair in human development and family science at the University of Missouri on Aug. 1.

Derek Hough Live! The Tour

May 16, 2019

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$49.50-$85

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

From the Emmy Award-winning mind of Derek Hough, the live dance show is the first-ever solo tour for the dynamo. The show features brand-new stage production, astounding versatility and, as always, Derek's magnetic stage presence. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music, as Derek explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in between.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Free Admission Today During National Public Gardens Week

May 17, 2019

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

We will celebrate National Public Gardens' Week with a FREE ADMISSION day on Friday, May 17.

Meet-A-Scientist

May 17, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Current science gets up close and personal at this informal drop-in program. Meet local scientists who will share their research and knowledge with you through fun hands-on activities, games, and conversation. This event features professionals who are Reiman Gardens Science Communication Fellows. No registration required. Free for everyone today in celebration of National Public Gardens Week!

Retirement reception: Paul Kapke

May 17, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room 1102 Molecular Biology Building

free

Receptions and open houses Meetings, receptions

Paul Kapke, an associate scientist in the Office of Biotechnology and manager of the Hybridoma Facility, is retiring May 31.

Retirement reception: Sally Deters

May 17, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Department of Residence Meetings, receptions

Sally Deters, coordinator of residence life in the department of residence, is retiring. A program will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Ceremony: Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award

May 17, 2019

6:30 PM

Alumni Center

$10

Alumni Association Meetings, receptions

The Alumni Association will honor six current or former ISU faculty or staff members with this annual award, launched in 2011 to give former ISU students a way to recognize faculty or staff who had a significant influence on them. A 5:30 p.m. reception with heavy appetizers and a cash car precedes the ceremony. Register online by May 10.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

American Peony Society National Convention

May 18, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$4.50-$9

Reiman Gardens Conferences

Visitors are invited to view the peony flowers on display as well as attend educational sessions based on the 2019 theme "Back to Our Roots."