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Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009

Teaching mathematics and science in community college

Oct 27, 2009

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The Science Center of Iowa (401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, Des Moines)


College of Human Sciences

IMSEP with host "Teaching mathematics and science in community college career day," on Oct. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Science Center of Iowa (Des Moines). Former NASA astronaut and community college graduate Robert Gibson will be the guest speaker. The workshop is free and lunch is provided.

Stafford Lecture Series: Housing finance and public policy

Oct 27, 2009

11:00 AM

0119 Gerdin Business Building

free and open to the public

Ivy College of Business Lectures

"The Future of Housing Finance and the Public Policy Implications," Richard Swanson, president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank, Des Moines. He will will explore the causes and effects of the recent changes in housing and housing finance and examine key principles that will need to be considered for future housing finance structures. A reception will be held at 10 a.m. in the Cox Dean's Suite, 2200 Gerdin Business Building.

Tuesday Tea at the Farm House Museum

Oct 27, 2009

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Farm House Museum, central campus


University Museums Arts, performances

Come to the Farm House Museum to enjoy tea and conversation. Mark your calendar from Noon to 1:00 pm each Tuesday this month (Oct. 6th, 13th, 20, 27th) and enjoy the 150 year old structure in a whole new way. After tea, all are welcome to join a guided tour that will highlight different topics each week, including Victorian music and entertainment, women's work through the years, Victorian dining, and more.

Boo with ZEW

Oct 27, 2009

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lobby, College of Veterinary Medicine

$5 per adult/child pair; $3 each additional person; 2 and younger free

Student Activities Special events

Come spend the evening learning about exotic animals and participating in games, crafts, costume contests, face painting and photo ops with animals, including Banana the Burmese python.

Performance: "Farmscape"

Oct 27, 2009

6:00 PM

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union


Lecture Series Lectures

Join Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander and a cast of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 'celebrities' for a special performance of "Farmscape." The student-written production documents our changing rural environment by recreating interviews with people involved in how we grow our food and live our lives in rural America.

Class: Screenprinting, Section II

Oct 27, 2009

6:30 PM


ISU students $47; public $52

The Workspace Arts, performances

6:30-8:30pm for 4 weeks Create custom t-shirts.

Workshop: Pumpkin Decorating

Oct 27, 2009

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

$12 for CoHorts' members; $15 for general public. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

Reiman Gardens Training, development

Learn a little about the pumpkin's interesting history while decorating one of these scary squashes for Halloween. Each participant will get to decorate and take a pumpkin home with them.

"Fall Melange" with ISU Dance

Oct 27, 2009

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

196 Forker, Iowa State University Campus

Free will donation

College of Human Sciences Arts, performances

Iowa State Dance students and faculty members will present "Fall Melange," featuring nine pieces combining ballet, tap, modern, jazz dance with class East Indian Classical Bharatanatyam. Suparna Banerjee, Alvin Edgar Guest Resident Artist/Scholar and Janice Baker choreographed and created the show.

Lecture: Preparing leaders for global challenges

Oct 27, 2009

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union


Lecture Series Lectures

"Preparing Leaders to Meet Future Global Challenges," Charles Manatt. The Iowa State alum has a distinguished career in law, business, and politics, holding such positions as chair of the Democratic National Committee in (1981), co-chair of the 1992 Clinton-Gore presidential campaign, and U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic under President Clinton.

Lecture: "The Environmental Significance of Biodiversity"

Oct 27, 2009

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union


Lecture Series Lectures

Shahid Naeem is professor and chair of Columbia University's Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology. He leads a research group studying the ecological consequences of biodiversity loss and has been actively involved in bringing the science of biodiversity to conservation, restoration and policy development.