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What is featured?

Saturday, 04 May 2019

Mid-Iowa Woodcarvers Show

May 04, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Guests will have the opportunity to view carving contest entries, watch carving demonstrations and participate in a hands-on lesson in whittling.

Softball

May 04, 2019

1:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

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

Performance: Iowa Odyssey, How We Got to Here

May 04, 2019

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances Diversity

Who are we and how did we get to "here?" How does the idea of immigration connect to our community's past and present? Iowa Odyssey is a collaborative project exploring our local stories of immigration and the idea of what it means to create community.

Sunday, 05 May 2019

Softball

May 05, 2019

1:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

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

Performance: Iowa Odyssey, How We Got to Here

May 05, 2019

2:00 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances Diversity

Who are we and how did we get to "here?" How does the idea of immigration connect to our community's past and present? Iowa Odyssey is a collaborative project exploring our local stories of immigration and the idea of what it means to create community.

Walk-in Argentine Tango

May 05, 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.

Monday, 06 May 2019

Retirement reception: Mary Harris

May 06, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room 333 Science II

free

Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department Meetings, receptions

Mary Harris, adjunct assistant professor in the natural resource ecology and management department, is retiring.

Retirement reception: Sarah Rajala

May 06, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Conference room 3155, Marston Hall

free

College of Engineering Meetings, receptions

Sarah Rajala, Dean of the College of Engineering since April 2013, is retiring, and the college is hosting a retirement party for her. Remarks will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Retirement reception: Rose Martin

May 06, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

1951 Food Sciences Building

free

Food Science and Human Nutrition Meetings, receptions

Rose Martin, senior lecturer in food science and human nutrition since 2008, is retiring.

Workshop: Photo Recipes

May 06, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

$76.50-$90

Reiman Gardens Arts, performances Training, development

A 4-week course led by professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg. The special photography class covers a collection of "how to" recipes. Participants should bring a DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Beginner Photography or instructor permission is a prerequisite for this class. Preregistration with prepayment is required by May 5.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019

Home Gardening Series: Stretching and Strengthening for Gardeners

May 07, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

After winter it's easy to spring right into action outside, but it's important to take care and stretch before crouching, bending, and pulling weeds.

Meeting: Faculty Senate

May 07, 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.

Photographing Your Children

May 07, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

4-week course on Tuesdays beginning May 7, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Capturing the personality of your child or grandchild in a photo is challenging.

Wednesday, 08 May 2019

Building Awareness: The Military Community and Extension Symposium

May 08, 2019

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

$10 (free for ISU students)

Dean of Students Office Conferences

The military symposium is a statewide event and open to anyone interested, including active military, Veterans, agencies and individuals who support the military community, and ISU Extension and Outreach faculty, specialists, county staff and Council members. A local panel of professionals who work with the military community also will be available to answer participant questions.

Retirement reception: Robert Bosselman

May 08, 2019

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Conference Room (1009), LeBaron Hall

free

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Meetings, receptions

Robert Bosselman, professor and former department chair of apparel, events and hospitality management, is retiring. A short program will begin at 4 p.m.

Art Mart Spring Sale

May 08, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Support the makers, artists, craftsmen, designers, the go-getters and do-it-yourself-ers! Browse through a room full of handmade items including: o Functional and decorative pottery o Blown glass in brilliant colors o Beaded, upcycled and glass jewelry o Cheeky watercolor quotes & small paintings o Handmade soaps o Charming accessories o Hand-dyed leggings & scarves o A mighty-big selection of buttons o Ever popular mystery boxes

Beginner Photography

May 08, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

4-week course beginning Wednesday, May 8, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg as he helps you go beyond the "Green" button, take control of your DSLR, and make better photographs.

Thursday, 09 May 2019

Anne of Green Gables

May 09, 2019

10:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4-$5

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla want a boy to help with all of the chores around their farm on Prince Edward Island. They are certainly not expecting Anne Shirley, a headstrong and vivacious orphan with little more than a tattered carpet bag and a big imagination. Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved novels, this heart-warming musical follows Anne on her unlikely journey to find the family and home she's always wanted.

Art Mart Spring Sale

May 09, 2019

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Support the makers, artists, craftsmen, designers, the go-getters and do-it-yourself-ers! Browse through a room full of handmade items including: o Functional and decorative pottery o Blown glass in brilliant colors o Beaded, upcycled and glass jewelry o Cheeky watercolor quotes & small paintings o Handmade soaps o Charming accessories o Hand-dyed leggings & scarves o A mighty-big selection of buttons o Ever popular mystery boxes

Nature at Noon series

May 09, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

free

Reiman Gardens Lectures

"Designing Living Landscapes and Play Spaces for a Women's Prison," Julie Stevens, assistant professor in landscape architecture. Learn about the projects she and her students have created for the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women, from outdoor classrooms to an arbor and a children's garden.

Lavender Graduation

May 09, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

Dean of Students Office Diversity Special events

The Lavender Graduation Ceremony is one of the many traditions LGBTIQA+ students, faculty, and staff have created for themselves at Iowa State. Each year, graduating members of the Iowa State lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and ally community are recognized during this special event. Over 200 graduates have been honored in our ceremony over the past years.

Graduate College Commencement

May 09, 2019

7:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

free

Registrar Academic calendar Special events

Commencement ceremony for the Graduate College.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Semester ends

May 10, 2019

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

Final day of the spring semester.

Art Mart Spring Sale

May 10, 2019

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Support the makers, artists, craftsmen, designers, the go-getters and do-it-yourself-ers! Browse through a room full of handmade items including: o Functional and decorative pottery o Blown glass in brilliant colors o Beaded, upcycled and glass jewelry o Cheeky watercolor quotes & small paintings o Handmade soaps o Charming accessories o Hand-dyed leggings & scarves o A mighty-big selection of buttons o Ever popular mystery boxes

Retirement reception: Cathy Martens

May 10, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Room 2025 College of Veterinary Medicine

free

Biomedical Sciences Department Meetings, receptions

Cathy Martens, a research associate in Veterinary Medicine's biomedical sciences department, is retiring after 38 years of service.

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.