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Friday, 28 Sep 2018

ISU AfterDark

Sep 28, 2018

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, 29 Sep 2018

Neuroscience Research Day

Sep 29, 2018

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

1414 Molecular Biology Building

free

Graduate College Conferences

"Brain Repair and Plasticity." Keynote speakers are Henry Klassen, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine; and Deanna Thompson, School of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Workshop: Basic Soap Making with Botanicals

Sep 29, 2018

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Discover the traditional craft of cold-process soap making using botanicals with instructor and soap maker Jan Verploeg.

Fall Wedding Bouquet Workshop

Sep 29, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Learn to design DIY floral bouquets for an autumn celebration from an award-winning expert!

Cyclone Cinema

Sep 29, 2018

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Ocean's 8 - 5 years, 8 months, 12 days - that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target a necklace that's worth over $150 million.

Performance: This is Not a Pipe Dream

Sep 29, 2018

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$5-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Inspired by the life and work of surrealist painter Rene Magritte, the play by Barry Kornhauser follows a young boy who wants to be an artist. Though his desire is dismissed by his father as "a pipe dream," he is encouraged by his mother and begins a quest into the delightfully absurd magic-realism of Magritte's famous paintings.

Yellow Rose Drag Show

Sep 29, 2018

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union, doors open at 7 p.m.

$7

Student Organizations Student activities

This drag show and lip sync performance is hosted by the ISU chapter of Delta Lambda Phi fraternity to benefit the Trevor Project, an organization committed to ending suicide among LGBTQIA+ youth and improving lives. All are welcome.

Cyclone Cinema

Sep 29, 2018

10:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Ocean's 8 - 5 years, 8 months, 12 days - that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target a necklace that's worth over $150 million.

Sunday, 30 Sep 2018

Performance: This is Not a Pipe Dream

Sep 30, 2018

2:00 PM

Fisher Theater

$5-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Inspired by the life and work of surrealist painter Rene Magritte, the play by Barry Kornhauser follows a young boy who wants to be an artist. Though his desire is dismissed by his father as "a pipe dream," he is encouraged by his mother and begins a quest into the delightfully absurd magic-realism of Magritte's famous paintings.

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Sep 30, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

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

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Cyclone Cinema

Sep 30, 2018

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Ocean's 8 - 5 years, 8 months, 12 days - that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target a necklace that's worth over $150 million.

Cyclone Cinema

Sep 30, 2018

10:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Ocean's 8 - 5 years, 8 months, 12 days - that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target a necklace that's worth over $150 million.

Monday, 01 Oct 2018

October Craft of the Month: Sugar Skulls

Oct 01, 2018

All day

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$8

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday for celebrating and honoring those who have passed. One tradition includes building ofrendas (altars) honoring the deceased using brightly colored skulls, marigolds, and possessions of the departed. Instead of sugar, our skulls are paper mache, but we invite you to decorate them in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos using paint, glitter, gems, flowers and other adornments.

Online event, Addressing Implicit Bias in STEM (CIRTLCast Series)

Oct 01, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

3019 Morrill Hall or View on your own register through CIRTL through link below

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

How can an evidence-based approach to implicit bias promote greater equity and inclusion within STEM teaching and learning? Join us on Mondays in October to explore this question in depth alongside future faculty from all disciplines, levels, and roles within STEM.

Online event, How Pervasive Is Implicit Bias in STEM? (CIRTLCast Series - Part 1 of 4)

Oct 01, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

3019 Morrill Hall or View on your own register through CIRTL through link below

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

While the current bodies of literature on implicit bias are extensive, fewer studies focus on its scope in STEM teaching and learning. In the first session of this CIRTLCast series, invited speakers will discuss the prevalence of implicit bias in STEM, particularly in the context of higher education. We will define and discuss key terms, such as equity, oppression, privilege, and microaggressions.

Monday Monologues series

Oct 01, 2018

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"Get Out the Vote Plays," Tiffany Antone, lecturer in music and theatre will curate short, nonpartisan plays. This lunchtime series features facets of composition and art through a series of readings or performances curated by Iowa State faculty. Bring your lunch or stop by Bookends Café on your way.

Talk: Evaluating teaching effectiveness, Improving Faculty Evaluations

Oct 01, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Campanile Room

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

What defines effective teaching, and how do we measure it? These questions are critically important to the teaching mission and to faculty careers. The ISU Faculty Handbook states that "When teaching is part of the faculty assignment, effectiveness is an essential criterion for advancement." CELT will be hosting two nationally recognized scholars who will share their research on Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness, with particular focus on:

Woodshop Orientation

Oct 01, 2018

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $20 Public $30 (supplies included + $6 optional purchase)

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.

Beginner Photography

Oct 01, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

4 weeks beginning Monday, October 1, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a four-part class covering the basics of photography including equipment (and how to use it), depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject & "tips and tricks".

Great Plants for Iowa: Ornamental Grasses

Oct 01, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Flowing, graceful, and distinctive are just a few words to describe the wonderful group of garden plants known as ornamental grasses.

Tuesday, 02 Oct 2018

Build Your Canvas Course - Assignments and Quizzes

Oct 02, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This two-hour interactive, hands-on workshop is open to all Iowa State University instructors and instructional designers to explore assignment and assessment options in Canvas.

Intro to Hand Lettering Class

Oct 02, 2018

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $43 Public $53 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the basics of letter forms and techniques using some of the most popular pens, markers, and watercolors.

Art of Seeing 2: In the Moment

Oct 02, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

4 weeks beginning Tuesday, October 2, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. In this class, we will work to put the lessons from the Art of Seeing into practical application.

Performance: Tchaikovsky Trio

Oct 02, 2018

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$0

Music Department Arts, performances

George Work, cello and guest artist, is an instructor in the Music Department.

William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture

Oct 02, 2018

7:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

"Unlocking Your Inner Entrepreneur: How one of the luckiest days of my life was when I got fired from a job I loved," ISU alumna Sara Wyant is president of Agri-Pulse Communications, with offices in Washington DC and Camdenton, Missouri.

Wednesday, 03 Oct 2018

Matter at Hand: Workshop & Lecture with Textile Artist Tracy Krumm

Oct 03, 2018

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

085 Design and 077 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Tracy Krumm, the McKnight Visual Artist Fellow and director of artistic advancement at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, will offer a textile workshop from 9 to 11:50 a.m. in 085 Design, followed by a lecture from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in 077 Design, both on the ground floor of the College of Design.

Open forum: Improved service delivery models

Oct 03, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

Professional and Scientific Council Meetings, receptions

The Professional and Scientific Council is hosting an open forum to learn about the proposed service delivery models developed for finance and human resources. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and share feedback. The session also will be livestreamed.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Candidate Debate

Oct 03, 2018

3:10 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

The Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium will host candidates for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture in advance of the upcoming November 6 elections. Participants include Democratic candidate Tim Gannon and Libertarian candidate Rick Stewart.