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Monday, 24 Feb 2014

The Catholic Church in the 21st Century

Feb 24, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and frequent commentator on issues of religion and public life. Msgr. James A. Supple Lecture Series

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Feb 24, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Author and journalist Alan Weisman's best selling book "The World Without Us" asked readers to envision how our planet would respond to a loss of the human race. His new book, "Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth?" tackles population growth and the challenges it poses for a sustainable human future. Part of the Wildness, Wilderness & the Environmental Imagination Series and the University Symposium on Sustainability.

Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014

Climate Preparedness and Resilient Cities: What It Means in Iowa

Feb 25, 2014

6:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Conferences Lectures Live Green Student activities

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie was one of eight U.S. mayors recently appointed to the State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. Part of the 2014 Symposium on Sustainability

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014

Products of Public Space: Steve Dryden

Feb 26, 2014

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Morrill Hall Auditorium

free

College of Design Lectures

Steve Dryden, founder of Renewable Power Markets Access, will speak about his work as a wind developer and his view of where the wind-energy market is going. RPMAccess has built more than 15 percent of the renewable wind generation in Iowa and several projects in adjacent states. Part of the Products of Public Space spring option studio.

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014

The Global Pandemic of Physical Inactivity: An Urgent Priority for Public Health

Feb 27, 2014

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

For nearly 30 years, Harold (Bill) Kohl has worked to promote exercise and fitness as a public health priority. He helped create the first U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines, which were published in 2008, and is an advocate for increasing physical activity among adults and children, including in K-12 school environments. The 2013-14 Pease Family Scholar.

Friday, 28 Feb 2014

Dr. Dan Guide, SCM Visiting Scholar, Research Presentation

Feb 28, 2014

Feb 28, 2014 - Feb 28, 2014

3164 Gerdin Business Building

free

Supply Chain and Information Systems Department Lectures

Dr. Dan Guide, co-editor of the Journal of Operations Management and Smeal Professor of Supply Chain Management at Penn State

Redefining Hip Hop Culture with Respect and Dignity

Feb 28, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

MC Lyte has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists. The first solo female rapper to release a full album, she is CEO of Sunni Gyrl, founder of the nonprofit Hip Hop Sisters, and author of "Unstoppable, Igniting the Power Within to Achieve Your Greatest Potential." Annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government Keynote Speaker

Saturday, 01 Mar 2014

Workshop: K-12 Computational Thinking

Mar 01, 2014

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

109 Pearson Hall

free

Computer Science Department Lectures

K-12 students will learn about computational modeling and programming with Scratch -- a free, visual programming platform developed by MIT. Workshop participants also can develop a project for the April 19 Computational Thinking Competition. Online registration is required. Lunch is included, followed by an optional Scratch workshop (1-3 p.m.).