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Monday, 15 Oct 2018

Open house: Genome Informatics Facility

Oct 15, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

221 Science I

free

Research Office Meetings, receptions

"Nom Noms and gNoms," learn more about how biological insight can be obtained through bioinformatics. Come to further understand how your interesting biological questions can be answered using high-through put DNA/RNA sequencing, metabolomics or proteomics experiments. RSVPs appreciated.

Workshop: CELT Accessibility Awareness Week: Hands-On Accessibility - Captions

Oct 15, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2015 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Participants will work on adding captions to the videos in their online course materials using Arc (Canvas video tool) and YouTube.

Workshop: Preparing Effective Nominations for Faculty Awards

Oct 15, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Oak Room, Memorial Union

free

Academic Affairs Training, development

Gain insights into the best practices of successful nominations and how to avoid the most common errors and pitfalls in your preparation. Register via Learn@ISU.

Build Your Canvas Course - Grading and Student Data in Canvas

Oct 15, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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 the Gradebook and discover student data available in a Canvas course.

Acrylic Paint Pours Class

Oct 15, 2018

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $54 Public $64 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Have you been captivated by videos of paint pours? Discover how to make these colorful paintings by acrylic pouring.

ISU Jazz Concert

Oct 15, 2018

7:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$3

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

James Bovinette, Director of Jazz 1 Michael Giles, Director of Jazz 2

Norman Borlaug Lecture

Oct 15, 2018

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Join a conversation with the 2018 World Food Prize Laureates Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro about their work promoting child and maternal nutrition in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen will moderate the conversation.

Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018

Workshop: CELT Accessibility Awareness Week: Hands-On Accessibility - Headings

Oct 16, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

2015 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Participants will work on adding headings to documents using Microsoft Word. Any document will work, however a course syllabus would be a great document for this workshop.

Research workshop: IRBManager End-user Training

Oct 16, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

222 Kingland Conference Room

Research Office Training, development

Learn how to navigate the new electronic IRBManager system, what the submission process looks like, how to submit IRB protocols for review and how to access your IRB-approved materials. Graduate students, postdocs and research faculty would benefit most from attending, but all are welcome.

Lecture: Towards an Architecture of Happy Nihilism

Oct 16, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

181 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Sean Griffiths, a practicing architect and professor of architecture at the University of Westminster, London, will describe his career-long quest for architectural meaning and his failure to find any -- a lesson in how to construct a meaningful critical career through the rejection of everything and the embracing of nothing.

Award-Winning Faculty Series: How Can I Do This Better Next Time Around? Implementing backward design in your classroom (Stacey Weber-Feve)

Oct 16, 2018

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall or view on your own via zoom

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Associate Professor Stacey Weber-Feve, World Languages and Cultures, Louis Thompson Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching awardee, shares how she uses research on learning as a blueprint for her class. She designs course work in both Canvas and in the traditional classroom to help students go beyond content and engage in more active styles of learning and critical thinking.

Hands-on Demo: Iowa Geographic Map Server

Oct 16, 2018

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

248 Durham Center

free

College of Design Meetings, receptions Training, development

Today is Earth Observation Day. The Iowa Geographic Map Server, a browser-based website that hosts statewide imagery, is one of the most robust, publicly available, spatial imagery datasets in the country. The presentation will highlight recent innovations to it, including an updated interface and new features and image services.

Build Your Canvas Course - Course Design Basics

Oct 16, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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 the basics of course building in Canvas.

Leather Cuffs Class

Oct 16, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $42 Public $52 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Live Green Student activities

Learn basic leatherworking and jewelry making techniques while repurposing vintage objects into wearable art.

Floral Design: Creepy Crawly Vase Arrangements

Oct 16, 2018

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Work wonders with weirder florae for a festive and fun vase design. Spiders optional! Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.

Lecture: How Archaeology Killed Biblical History - Hector Avalos

Oct 16, 2018

6:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Hector Avalos is Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University. He will discuss how archaeology has been used to refute the claim that the Bible is historically accurate in depicting creation, the Exodus, the reign of Solomon and many other events.

Lecture: Where Are All the Black People? Ericka Hart

Oct 16, 2018

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Ericka Hart is an activist, cancer survivor and sexuality educator, and is currently an adjunct at Columbia University's School of Social Work.

Research: Story Collider Show

Oct 16, 2018

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

free

Research Office Special events Training, development

The Office of the Vice President for Research is hosting an evening of food, drink, fun and storytelling. "The Story Collider" gives scientists a platform from which to share how science has shaped their lives. Five Iowa State faculty were selected to participate.

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018

Seniors Graduating Spring 2019

Oct 17, 2018

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Seniors graduating Spring 2019 should submit a Graduation Application after registering for final course work. Submit via AccessPlus (student tab, graduation, application).

Workshop: CELT Accessibility Awareness Week: Hands-On Accessibility - Alternative Text

Oct 17, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

2015 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Participants will work on adding alternative text to their pictures, graphs, and tables in their online course and documents. Please have samples of pictures, graphs, and tables available to use during the session or be prepared to search for these at the beginning of the workshop.

Behind the Scenes: PRISMA: ISU Architecture Exhibit

Oct 17, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Hear about the history of Reiman Gardens' partnership with 5 faculty and 77 students from ISU Architecture leading up to the creation and installation of this beautiful interactive installation.

Workshop: Using Free, Openly-Licensed Textbooks in Your Classroom

Oct 17, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Are you concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? In this workshop, a representative from the Open Textbook Network will guide you through the the benefits of open textbooks and answer your questions. Capacity is limited and open textbooks are not available for all disciplines.

Internship and Networking Fair

Oct 17, 2018

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Conferences Student activities

Hosted by the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, this boutique-style internship and networking fair connects relevant employers with students who are preparing for careers in advertising, journalism, public relations, communications and other related fields. Open to all students; no advance registration required.

Gold Star Training for Faculty and Staff

Oct 17, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Training, development

Tips and strategies aimed at serving student veterans, military personnel and their families. Registration requested.

Dan Gable, "A Wrestling Life" Lecture and Book Signing

Oct 17, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Ames Public Library

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Special events

A Smithsonian Hometown Teams Exhibit Speaker Series 4-5:30 pm Community Reception - Little Woods Herbs & Teas (with h'orderves) 6-6:45 pm Community Presentation - Ames Public Library 6:45- 7:30pm Book signing - Ames Public Library

Open forum: Faculty experience work group

Oct 17, 2018

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

198 Parks Library

free

Academic Affairs Meetings, receptions

Members of the faculty experience work group will provide a high-level review of results from the COACHE and Campus Climate surveys and solicit ideas for maintaining and improving a positive faculty experience at Iowa State.

Film and discussion: The Witness

Oct 17, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

198 Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Diversity Lectures

In this 2015 documentary, Bill Genovese aims to set the record straight regarding his sister, Catherine Susan "Kitty" Genovese, whose name took on a tragic meaning after her 1964 murder. A Green Dot event.

Lecture: Postcolonial identities Seen from Europe and Africa

Oct 17, 2018

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

0127 Curtiss Hall

free

World Languages and Cultures Department Diversity Lectures

Yolanda Aixela-Cabre is a cultural anthropologist, tenured scientist and vice director of research for the State Agency for Superior Scientific Research in Spain. In this lecture, she will tackle social identity through the lens of postcolonial societies.