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Monday, 21 Aug 2017

Fall semester begins

Channel: Academic Calendar

All day @ Iowa State University

Classwork begins for the fall 2017 semester.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Channel: Reiman Gardens

11:00 am - 3:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Looking for a great place to experience the Solar Eclipse of 2017 with others? Join us for this rare celestial event!

Aug/Sept Craft of the Month- Framed Dry Erase Board

Channel: Student Activities Center

2:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Go through our stash of fancy papers and glue together a background to put in an 11" x 14" frame.

Cost: $10

Welcome Reception at the Brunnier

Channel: University Museums

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm @ Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Building

The Iowa State Deans, Vice President for Research, Vice President for Extension and Outreach, and University Museums would like to welcome everyone back to campus at a reception in the Brunnier Art Museum. ISU faculty and staff are encouraged to attend to greet colleagues and network while also celebrating the opening of the new portrait exhibition - Faces of Iowa State. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Cost: free

Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017

LGBTQIA+ Community Welcome

Channel: Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

Welcome event for the Iowa State lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, ally, and plus community! All are welcome!

Cost: free

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017

Fused Glass Pendant Walk-In

Channel: Student Activities Center

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Design a one-of-a-kind pendant while learning the basics of glass fusing.

Cost: $16

Barrel racing competition

Channel: Student Organizations

7:30 pm @ ISU rodeo arena, State Avenue

The ISU Rodeo Club hosts a biweekly barrel racing summer series. Warmups begin at 5:30 p.m., spectators are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair; no grandstand seating is available. Contestants of all ages can enter, including youth (18 and younger). Top performers win cash prizes. Additional proceeds from the entry fees support club activities.

Cost: free

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe

Channel: Student Union Board

10:00 pm @ M-Shop

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival is Iowa State University's student comedy, improv group. Holding shows on some Wednesday nights, you can come and laugh to your hearts content at the Mojos, and with the Mojos.

Cost: $1

Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Kids Story Time

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 11:00 am @ Reiman Gardens

This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week.

Bookmobile: Ames Public Library

Channel: Community activities

11:00 am - 1:00 pm @ Driveway between Parks and Morrill

In partnership with the university library, the Ames Public Library's Bookmobile added a regular Iowa State stop to its weekly route. The Bookmobile will park in the turnaround driveway between Parks Library and Morrill Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays. Items from the Ames Public Library (for all ages) can be checked out, returned or reserved in advance for pick up.

Cost: free

Auditions: Out of the Fire, The Banned Books Monologues

Channel: ISU Theatre

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ 0308 Carver Hall

Auditions are open to all ISU students. There are also a number of roles available to adults ages 40 and over.

Auditions: The Children's Hour

Channel: ISU Theatre

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ 0308 Carver Hall

Auditions are open to all ISU students. Roles are available for 12 women and 2 men.

Glitter Postcards

Channel: Student Activities Center

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

A quick and dirty (glittery) craft! Pick a vintage postcard and choose an element in the imagery that you'd like to redesign, then glue and glitter.

Cost: $1 per postcard

Friday, 25 Aug 2017

Celebration: Women's Equality Day

Channel: Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics

10:00 am - 3:30 pm @ Plaza of Heroines, Catt Hall

Story County residents can register to vote (free cookies, brownies and lemonade for those who do). All are welcome to learn more about programs offered by the Catt Center, the Margaret Sloss Womens Center, and the League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County.

Cost: Free

Campus conversation

Channel: Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

11:30 am - 1:00 pm @ 3150 Beardshear

Campus communities continue to be leaders of change. With the events occurring at the University of Virginia, let's engage in this conversation. Come in for the full time or drop in.

Cost: free

Paint Your Own Pottery: Gnome Gnight

Channel: Student Activities Center

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

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 indoor or outdoor space.

Cost: ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Cyclone Invitational: Volleyball

Channel: Cyclone Athletics

6:30 pm @ Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. Kent State. Game times and dates are subject to change.

Cost: $5

ISU AfterDark

Channel: Student Union Board

9:00 pm - 1:00 am @ Memorial Union

ISU AfterDark is a student group that plans late night events throughout the semester. All activities are free for students and the public! Come enjoy the fun!

Cost: free

Saturday, 26 Aug 2017

LEAD Retreat

Channel: Student Activities Center

All day @ YMCA Camp, Boone

The Student Activities Center in collaboration with the Department of Residence hosts an off campus, overnight retreat for the top student organization leaders at Iowa State. Specific organizations will be invited to attend based on their impact to the student body and Iowa State as a whole. The camp goes from Saturday to Sunday.

Cyclone Pride Floral Wreath Workshop

Channel: Reiman Gardens

9:30 am - 11:30 am @ Reiman Gardens

Celebrate Cyclone pride with a living wreath planted in cardinal and gold!

Art Workshop: Fall Water Media with Erna Waterman

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 1:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Spend the first half hour making an abstract water media project and discussing design. You will find that being happily unaware of what will happen opens up the artist in you to the pure fascination of creating art!

Discovery Station: Sea Lions

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 2:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

While at the Gardens, drop by our Discovery Station for fun activities that engage kids and adults.

Cyclone Invitational: Volleyball

Channel: Cyclone Athletics

12:00 pm @ Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. Omaha. Game times and dates are subject to change.

Cost: $5

Cyclone Invitational: Volleyball

Channel: Cyclone Athletics

6:30 pm @ Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. New Mexico. Game times and dates are subject to change.

Cost: $5

Concert: Geographer

Channel: Student Union Board

8:00 pm @ M-Shop, Memorial Union

Geographer is an indie rock band based in San Francisco, California. Lead singer Michael Deni describes his sound as being "soulful music from outer space" using analog, electronic and acoustic elements to craft dense layers and unique sound textures.

Cost: $10-$20

Sunday, 27 Aug 2017

Fanfare Concert

Channel: Music Department

3:00 pm @ Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

A concert to launch the new academic year featuring the faculty in the ISU music department.

Cost: free

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Channel: Student Activities Center

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ The Workspace

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance.

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

Monday, 28 Aug 2017

Art + Issues: Building a Campus Community

Channel: University Museums

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

Topics that relate to current events will be presented and attendees are encouraged to bring other discussion topics with them with a goal of generating understanding in a safe, inclusive and inspiring space.

Cost: free

Retirement reception: Bronwyn Frame

Channel: Agronomy Department

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ 3140 Agronomy Hall

Bronwyn Frame, an assistant scientist in the agronomy department's Plant Transformation Facility, is retiring. A short program will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Cost: free

Class: Ice Dyeing

Channel: Student Activities Center

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Move over tie-dye, there's a new trend in town. Use fiber reactive dyes and ice to create a watercolor effect for a scarf or decorative pillowcase.

Cost: $12