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What is featured?

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

Thursday, 20 Jun 2019

Plant Walk: ISU Introductions

Jun 20, 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.

Research event: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Lightning Talks and Mixer

Jun 20, 2019

1:00 PM

206 Durham Hall

free

Research Office Training, development

The Office of the Vice President for Research is providing an opportunity to connect with faculty and researchers from across campus who may have similar interests in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Attendees will present a 3-minute lightning talk. After all of the attendees have presented, we will break into small groups to continue discussing the different research interests.

Retirement reception: Mark Dobbe

Jun 20, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room 162 General Services Building

free

Operations and Finance Division Meetings, receptions

Mark Dobbe, a storekeeper in Central Stores, part of the logistics and support services department, is retiring.

Ceramic Wine Chiller 21+

Jun 20, 2019

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $10 Public $20 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Make something fun to add to your next dinner party that will keep your bottle of wine chilled and add to your décor. Use a basic hand-building technique in clay to create a vessel for your vino. We will fire and glaze it for pickup within a couple weeks. When you get home, just pre-chill it in the freezer before your guests arrive - the pottery holds the cold temperature, so no ice is necessary.

Ceramic Wine Chiller 21+

Jun 20, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $10 Public $20 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Make something fun to add to your next dinner party that will keep your bottle of wine chilled and add to your décor. Use a basic hand-building technique in clay to create a vessel for your vino. We will fire and glaze it for pickup within a couple weeks. When you get home, just pre-chill it in the freezer before your guests arrive - the pottery holds the cold temperature, so no ice is necessary.

Friday, 21 Jun 2019

Retirement reception: Linda Brinkmeyer

Jun 21, 2019

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Room 2150 Beardshear Hall

free

ISU Extension and Outreach Meetings, receptions

Linda Brinkmeyer, administrative specialist to the vice president for ISU Extension and Outreach, is retiring from the university on July 8.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Succulents

Jun 21, 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

Paint pots for your succulents or use our handy tutorials to draw cacti and other plants on any bisque you choose. A variety of succulents will be available for purchase.