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Friday, 25 Aug 2017

ISU AfterDark

Aug 25, 2017

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

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!

Saturday, 26 Aug 2017

LEAD Retreat

Aug 26, 2017

All day

YMCA Camp, Boone

Student Activities Center Student activities

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.

Textbook return deadline

Aug 26, 2017

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Last day to return textbooks for refund to University Book Store. Exclusions apply. See website for details.

Cyclone Pride Floral Wreath Workshop

Aug 26, 2017

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

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

Art Workshop: Fall Water Media with Erna Waterman

Aug 26, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

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

Aug 26, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

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

Cyclone Invitational: Volleyball

Aug 26, 2017

12:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5

Athletics Athletics

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

Cyclone Invitational: Volleyball

Aug 26, 2017

6:30 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5

Athletics Athletics

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

Concert: Geographer

Aug 26, 2017

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$10-$20

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

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.

Sunday, 27 Aug 2017

Fanfare Concert

Aug 27, 2017

3:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

free

Music Department Arts, performances

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

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Aug 27, 2017

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace

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

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

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

Monday, 28 Aug 2017

Art + Issues: Building a Campus Community

Aug 28, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

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.

Retirement reception: Bronwyn Frame

Aug 28, 2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

3140 Agronomy Hall

free

Agronomy Department Meetings, receptions

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.

Class: Ice Dyeing

Aug 28, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$12

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

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.

Great Plants for Iowa: Conifers

Aug 28, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Ranging from towering trees to crawling shrubs, there is a lot to see when it comes to conifers. Did you know that not all conifers are evergreen?

Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017

Research Orientation for New Faculty

Aug 29, 2017

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Office of the Vice President for Research Training, development

VPR Sarah Nusser will have an open, interactive discussion with new faculty about internal funding opportunities and other topics of interest. Staff from OVPR units will be on hand to answer questions about various components of the research life cycle at Iowa State and how the OVPR can support faculty throughout the process.

Drawing Class

Aug 29, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $50, Public $60 - includes supplies

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Take this opportunity to learn and develop drawing skills, whether you are a beginner who likes to doodle or an artist with experience.

Open Mic Night

Aug 29, 2017

8:00 PM

The M-Shop, MU

FREE

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Open mic night gives students the chance to show off their talents to their fellow students. Many are musicians, comedians, and poets. So come on out and show us what kind of talents you have. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017

Training: Digital Accessibility

Aug 30, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

206 Durham

free

Training Courses Training, development

"Testing Your Website for Accessibility." To ensure all the content in your website is accessible to as many users as possible, you should test using both automatic tools and manual testing. In this workshop, we'll take you through a three-step accessibility test method that includes a testing tool and manual testing with the tab key and a screen reader.

Art Walk: Public Art in the Residence Halls

Aug 30, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Oak/Elm courtyard

free

University Museums Arts, performances

"Living with Art: Public Art in the Residence Halls." As we welcome back returning students and a new class of freshmen, let us enjoy a tour of selected public works of art installed in those places where new friendships will be made -- the residence halls. Meet at Conversations in the Oak/Elm Courtyard at noon.

ISU Lectures 60th Anniversary Celebration

Aug 30, 2017

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lectures Program Lectures Meetings, receptions Student activities

Join us for an open house reception to celebrate the Iowa State Lectures Program!

Game Night at the Christian Petersen Art Museum

Aug 30, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Compete and showcase your gaming skills at the current Christian Petersen Art Museum exhibition, GAME ART VS. ART GAME.

Woodshop Orientation

Aug 30, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $15, Public $25

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking equipment while creating a tool carrier.

Thursday, 31 Aug 2017

Kids Story Time

Aug 31, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

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

Workshop: Friendship Bracelets

Aug 31, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $17, Public $27- (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Remember those cool friendship bracelets you made at camp? Learn 2 or 3 different weaving patterns with all of your favorite colors.

Cyclone Cinema: Baywatch

Aug 31, 2017

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

The Student Union Board presents Cyclone Cinema! Showings are FREE in Carver 101 at 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Lecture: Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics

Aug 31, 2017

7:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lectures Program Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Women Leaders: Building Bridges to Get the Job Done," Amy Klobuchar became the first woman elected to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate in 2006 and is currently serving her second term in office.

Friday, 01 Sep 2017

Audit a Course Deadline

Sep 01, 2017

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Last day to elect to audit a full-semester course for fall. The instructor of the course must approve an audit.

Tuition & Fee Adjustment Deadline

Sep 01, 2017

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Last day to receive a tuition and fee adjustment for full-semester courses when dropping below full-time status. No refunds for full-semester courses after day 10 of the semester.

Retirement reception: Mark Renoux

Sep 01, 2017

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

0162 General Services Building

free

Facilities Planning and Management Meetings, receptions

Mark Renoux, an engineering tech in the facilities services unit of facilities planning and management, is retiring. A program will begin at 10 a.m.