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Thursday, 04 Oct 2018

Caterpillar Club

Oct 04, 2018

10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join us this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Plant Walk: Underused Plants

Oct 04, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

What IS that plant? Join our Plant Collections Curator on an in-depth walk through the gardens to learn about that are underused in residential gardens.

3-Part Series: Sketchnoting for Visual Note Taking and more

Oct 04, 2018

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM

2030 Morrill

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, Assistant Professor of Industrial Design will show you the essentials of Sketchnoting, a pattern-based notetaking strategy that actively engages learners.

Retirement reception: Lynnette Witt

Oct 04, 2018

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

140 Technical and Administrative Services Facility

free

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

Lynnette Witt is retiring from the Ames Laboratory. Reception is an open house with no formal program.

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Oct 04, 2018

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

Professional and Scientific Council Meetings, receptions

The P&S Council is a representative body elected by, and responsible to, Professional and Scientific employees at Iowa State University. Meetings are open to the public.

Grad Students: Everything you need to know about the Library

Oct 04, 2018

3:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Parks Library

free

University Library Training, development

Grad Students: Learn how to find dissertations, influential research articles and important journals in your subject area! Find out who is your subject librarian, and learn about Library services that can help facilitate your research and writing! Let us know if you need accommodation. Preregistration required at Learn@ISU.

What's New at Apple

Oct 04, 2018

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

ISU Book Store-Tech CYte

Free

ISU Book Store Special events Student activities

Find out what's new from Apple from our Apple Campus Rep!

Lecture: From Iowa Cornfield to New York Boardroom

Oct 04, 2018

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures

"From the Iowa Cornfield to the New York Boardroom," Kim Guthrie, president of Cox Media Group. Guthrie will draw form her own experience in broadcasting and advertising as she shares advice on getting a foot in the door, getting promoted and becoming a leader, along with trends in digital media. Greenlee School Futures Forum.

Lecture: Soil Carbon Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation

Oct 04, 2018

4:10 PM

2050 Agronomy Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

"Soil Carbon Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation: What We Can Expect," William Schlesinger, member of the NAS and former director of the Cary Institute and former Dean of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. Improved soil management is increasingly pursued to ensure food security for the world's rising global population, with the ancillary benefit of storing carbon in soils to lower the threat of climate change.

Center for Excellence in Arts and Humanities Fall Welcome Back Event

Oct 04, 2018

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Beardshear Hall, 1st floor atrium

Research Office Training, development

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities would like to welcome back our faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Enjoy a cocktail and refreshments with your colleagues (and meet new ones).

Opening Night Tailgate for "Hometown Teams" Exhibit

Oct 04, 2018

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Douglas Avenue in Downtown Ames

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Special events

Join us in downtown Ames for the opening night of the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" The Hometown Teams exhibit captures the stories that unfold on neighborhood fields and courts, and the underdog heroics, larger-than-life legends, fierce rivalries and gut-wrenching defeats. For more than 100 years, sports have reflected the trials and triumphs of the American experience and helped shape the national character.

Acrylic Painting Class

Oct 04, 2018

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $72 Public $82 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Discover the versatility of acrylic - a water-soluble medium that dries quickly. Learn basic color theory as well as painting from both life and photographs.

Cyclone Cinema

Oct 04, 2018

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Incredibles 2 - The family of superheroes is back but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again.

Lecture: Making T-Shirts Out of Pop Bottles

Oct 04, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Mike Draper is the owner of RAYGUN, the Des Moines-based T-shirt company known for its Iowa-themed apparel with its own quirky and unique sense of humor.

The Illusionists

Oct 04, 2018

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$35-$80

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

We welcome The Illusionists, a mind-blowing spectacle that showcases the talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance, and for the first time ever in history, a full view water torture escape.

Cyclone Cinema

Oct 04, 2018

10:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Incredibles 2 - The family of superheroes is back but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again.

Friday, 05 Oct 2018

Build Your Canvas Course - Grading and Student Data in Canvas

Oct 05, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

032 Parks Library

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.

Research workshop: Working with IACUC Protocols Using a-tune

Oct 05, 2018

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2310 Kildee Hall

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.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Cardinal and Gold

Oct 05, 2018

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

It's Family Weekend! We welcome parents and siblings of Iowa Staters, as well as our regular community crowd. We love the Cyclones and may her colors ever fly.

Cyclone Cinema

Oct 05, 2018

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Incredibles 2 - The family of superheroes is back but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again.

Lecture: Elizabeth Smart

Oct 05, 2018

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center

Free | No tickets | General admission seating

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Special events

"From Adversity to Empowerment" - Elizabeth Smart has transformed from kidnapping and sexual assault victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire, and foster change.

Soccer

Oct 05, 2018

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State soccer hosts Texas.

ISU Symphony Orchestra

Oct 05, 2018

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building

$5.00 adults & students

Music Department Arts, performances

Thomas Cunningham, conductor

Performance: This is Not a Pipe Dream

Oct 05, 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.

Cyclone Cinema

Oct 05, 2018

10:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Incredibles 2 - The family of superheroes is back but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again.

Saturday, 06 Oct 2018

Family Weekend Open House

Oct 06, 2018

All day

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

The Workspace welcomes families of our Iowa Staters! Drop in to see our creative spaces and stay for free crafts.

5K: Paws to Cure Cancer

Oct 06, 2018

8:00 AM

Campanile north lawn

$20

Student Organizations Student activities

A 5K fundraiser for the Boo Radley Foundation, a nonprofit supporting comparative cancer research. This event is dog friendly (provided the remain on leash, are well behaved, and provide proof of rabies vaccine). Water and snacks will be provided to all participants. Hosted by the Pre-Veterinary Club.

Bonsai Show

Oct 06, 2018

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

October 6, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and October 7, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please join us at Reiman Gardens for the annual bonsai exhibit in conjunction with the Iowa Bonsai Association. Bonsai, an ancient Asian art form that weds horticulture and art, is a rapidly growing and popular passion in the west.

Arm Knitting

Oct 06, 2018

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Bring any yarn you might want to use - literally any weight or kind - and learn to make a stylish chunky cowl or scarf knitted with your arms.

6-on-6 Basketball Gallery Talk and Collection Day

Oct 06, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ames Public Library

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Special events

10-10:30am Presentation to commemorate and reflect on this uniquely Iowan Sport. 10:30-2pm - Collection of stories & photos