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What is featured?

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019

Art Walk: Picture Yourself with Art

Jun 12, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Fountain of the Four Seasons, north of the Memorial Union

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Selfie Day! Iowa State University's Art on Campus Collection is a wonderful treasure. Let's take a day to celebrate our campus art by touring some of the most photogenic examples and say 'cheese'.

Stone Setting Class

Jun 12, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $35 Public $45 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Have you ever wanted to make a pendant out of that beautiful found object or polished stone? Learn to plan your design, measure and prep prongs, solder with precision, and set your stone. This is a great soldering class for all skill levels. Bring a treasure or cabochon no larger than 1.5" long and ¼" thick to class with you.

Happy Outdoor Painting Workshop

Jun 12, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $20 Public $30 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Create the kind of world you want to see in this oil painting class ala Bob Ross. Follow the lead of Levi Chytki using the wet-on-wet oil painting technique, and paint on an 11" x 17" canvas with basic tools - a couple brushes and a palette knife. Share paint with your neighbors as you create your version of Levi's painting while he works alongside you.

Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

Nature at Noon - Games in Ames

Jun 13, 2019

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Why do we play games? How do games connect people?

Kids' Story Time

Jun 13, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join us for this summertime favorite! Every week, hear books read aloud and join in an activity or craft. Best for children up to eight accompanied by an adult.

Pub Chair

Jun 13, 2019

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $90 Public $100 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Make a tall pub chair, perfect for a counter or cocktail table. The shaped seat, angled back, and foot rails make this seating option comfortable and look great. Make one in class from select pine and leave with the plans and know-how to make more on your own.

Ukulele Lessons

Jun 13, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $40 Public $50 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the basics needed to make music on the ever-popular ukulele. It's like a guitar, only a whole lot easier! You will learn to tune your instrument and make basic chords plus how to accompany yourself or others using basic chord charts and song sheets, all in a fun and inclusive setting. BYOU (Bring Your Own Ukulele)

Ukulele Lessons

Jun 13, 2019

7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $40 Public $50 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the basics needed to make music on the ever-popular ukulele. It's like a guitar, only a whole lot easier! You will learn to tune your instrument and make basic chords plus how to accompany yourself or others using basic chord charts and song sheets, all in a fun and inclusive setting. BYOU (Bring Your Own Ukulele)

Friday, 14 Jun 2019

Open house: ISU Dairy Farm

Jun 14, 2019

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

52470 260 St., south of Ames

free

Animal Science Department Meetings, receptions

A celebration of dairy month. Tours will be given every 20 minutes beginning at 7:15 a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m. Stops include the milking parlor, milk house and dairy barns. The open house includes demonstrations and best practices in animal care, product quality, safety and environmental stewardship. The dairy farm is home to 400 milking cows.

Retirement reception: Diana Madsen

Jun 14, 2019

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

ISU Foundation office, 2505 University Blvd.

free

ISU Foundation Meetings, receptions

Diana Madsen, senior director of information services at the Iowa State University Foundation, is retiring after a 25-year career.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Gnome Gnight

Jun 14, 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

From three-inch inch minis to a foot-tall "Ginormagnome," we've got a cast of characters that are fun to decorate and add to your space.

Reiman Gardens After Hours

Jun 14, 2019

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Enjoy a catered buffet dinner, live music from the Bill Martin Group, good company, and a special opportunity to see Reiman Gardens at dusk.

Saturday, 15 Jun 2019

College Creek cleanup

Jun 15, 2019

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sections of College Creek throughout campus

free

Live Green Live Green

Small groups of volunteers will walk through designated sections of the creek along the banks and pick up trash. No time limit is required; all help is appreciated. Volunteers should register in advance and check in at the Forker Building parking lot.

Sunday, 16 Jun 2019

Father's Day

Jun 16, 2019

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

In honor of Father's Day, all dads are admitted free of charge.

Film viewing: "Seeds! The Diversity of Wonder"

Jun 16, 2019

6:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

free

Seed Science Center Arts, performances Special events

This 60-minute film showcasing the science and beauty of seeds, was produced by ISU Seed Science Center director Manjit Misra. It debuted in March at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C.

Monday, 17 Jun 2019

Semester begins

Jun 17, 2019

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

First day of classes for session II of the summer semester.

Junior Master Gardener Program with 4-H

Jun 17, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

New this year, join 4-H staff at Reiman Gardens for hands-on lessons created through this international youth gardening program.

Leatherwork Bracelet Workshop

Jun 17, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $23 Public $33 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Make a set of 2 leather bracelets with Andrew Kingsbury from Decadence Jewelry. Basic techniques will include how to cut and attach snaps to make bracelets fit you perfectly. Add words or patterns using letter and design stamps to make each piece uniquely yours.

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019

Plant Pals

Jun 18, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join us weekly on Tuesdays as our kids' horticulture program covers more diverse topics and expands to other areas of the Gardens.

Woodshop Orientation

Jun 18, 2019

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $20 Public $30 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking equipment while creating a tool carrier. Leave class with knowledge of proper machinery use, and, most importantly, woodshop safety. Students may purchase the toolbox for $6 after class or we will use them for our Art Mart fundraiser. The orientation is required in order to use the woodshop on your own.

Wheel Pottery Class

Jun 18, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $110 Public $120 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Get your hands dirty and make beautiful things! Start with centering clay and pulling cylinders, the building blocks to throwing on the wheel. Move on to forming bowls, mugs, vases and plates, and learn handle-pulling, glazing and finishing techniques. Open to beginners as well as those with experience who would like to improve their skills.

Floral Design: Stars & Stripes: Vase Arrangements

Jun 18, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Work with star-shaped flowers and striped greens for a vase arrangement that's' sure to pop.

Performance: Comedy College All Stars

Jun 18, 2019

7:30 PM

Celebrity Cafe, Stephens Auditorium

$15 ($10 in advance)

Special Events Arts, performances

Alumni of the ISU Honors Comedy College course will perform in a show headlined by comedian and magician Tom Burgoon. Gavin Jerome, instructor of the 2-credit Honors seminar on the art and science of standup comedy, will host the event. Comedy college alumni Tyler Carlson, Michelle Parkison, Matt Jacobson and Jamie Steyer will open the show.

Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019

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

Jun 19, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

202 Kingland Conference Room

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.

Behind the Scenes: Monarch Zone(TM)

Jun 19, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Visit with Entomology staff at our Monarch Zone(TM) - a BioTent behind the outdoor greenhouses - to gain some insight into how Reiman Gardens is helping restore pollinator habitat and re-establish monarchs here in Ames.

Wheel Pottery Class

Jun 19, 2019

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $110 Public $120 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Get your hands dirty and make beautiful things! Start with centering clay and pulling cylinders, the building blocks to throwing on the wheel. Move on to forming bowls, mugs, vases and plates, and learn handle-pulling, glazing and finishing techniques. Open to beginners as well as those with experience who would like to improve their skills.

Sewing Lessons

Jun 19, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $40, Public $50 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Whether you are a beginner needing to learn how to operate a sewing machine, or someone who needs help finishing a project in progress, this is for you. Choose one of the dates below to work one-on-one with Judy and learn the skills you need to keep going on your own. Bring in your machine or borrow one of ours and begin making beautiful things, one stitch at a time