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What is featured?

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.

Saturday, 22 Jun 2019

Pollinator Fest

Jun 22, 2019

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Visit Reiman Gardens and celebrate National Pollinator Week. There will be many collaborators and fun activities to make sure this day is educational and plenty of fun!

Glass Beads Intensive Workshop

Jun 22, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $50 Public $60 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn to create colorful beads by heating and shaping glass with a torch - yes, we get to work with fire! This fast-paced workshop will be packed with information about safety, equipment, and techniques for creating a variety of beads. Leave class with a stash of beads and the know-how to continue on your own. For very beginners or a great refresher for those who would like to brush up on their skills.

Monday, 24 Jun 2019

Junior Master Gardener Program with 4-H

Jun 24, 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.

Ceramic Box Class

Jun 24, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $15 Public $25 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn to prepare clay for hand-building and use a mold to create a bowl form. Finishing will include creating decorative add-ons and texture. Bowls will be bisque fired for the second class where students will glaze their pieces for the final firing.

Tuesday, 25 Jun 2019

Plant Pals

Jun 25, 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.

Retirement reception: Ellen Price

Jun 25, 2019

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

140 Technical and Administrative Services Building (TASF)

free

U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory Meetings, receptions

Ellen Price, an account specialist for Ames Laboratory, is retiring July 5. No program is planned.

Happy Outdoor Painting Workshop

Jun 25, 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.

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019

Workshop: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Data Points

Jun 26, 2019

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Are you having trouble translating complex concepts to students? Would you like to better help students understand "where they're at" in a course? Do you feel confident in your conference posters? Do you want to show big impact in your promotion and tenure packet?

Retirement reception: Carl Bern

Jun 26, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sukup Atrium, Biorenewables Complex

free

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Meetings, receptions

University Professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering Carl Bern is retiring after 50+ years at Iowa State. A program will begin at 1 p.m.

Concrete & Gold Jewelry Class

Jun 26, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $27 Public $37 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Sometimes unexpected combinations of materials work together beautifully. Take the industrial look of cement and the refinement of gold leaf and create fabulous jewelry in this two-part class. The first evening will be spent casting cement, and the next will be for sanding, finishing, and adding jewelry components. Leave class with 2 pairs of stud earrings and two pendants.