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What is featured?

Friday, 31 Jan 2014

ISU AfterDark

Jan 31, 2014

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

MU

free

Student Union Board Student activities

ISU AfterDark will feature stand-up comic Tig Notaro, Glee actress Lauren Potter, and Eddie Shaw & The Wolfgang in The M-Shop! Other activities will include: -Ice Cream Sundae Bar -Bingo -Karaoke -Bowling and Billiards -Cyclone Suncathers -Greene Screen Photos -ISU Food Design Contest ISU AfterDark is a student group that plans late night events throughout the semester. All activities are free for students! Come enjoy the fun!

Saturday, 01 Feb 2014

Track and Field

Feb 01, 2014

All day

Lied Recreation Center

free

Athletics Athletics

Bill Bergen Invitational.

Workshop: K-12 Computational Thinking

Feb 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.).

Craft of the Month: Hometown Love String Art

Feb 01, 2014

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$5 per state

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Hammer nails into a painted board in the shape of your state, pinpoint your hometown and add a string pattern. Lots of ways to personalize for someone special before Valentine's Day or for any special occasion.

Tai Chi Class

Feb 01, 2014

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $60/Public $70 Includes supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Learn the Yang Style Short Form as developed by Cheng Man Ching. The fun, easy-to-learn movements of The Form refresh the spirit and help improve balance, posture, flexibility, confidence, circulation, and overall health and well-being.

Intermediate Tai Chi Class

Feb 01, 2014

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $60/Public $70 Includes supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Learn the Yang Style Short Form as developed by Cheng Man Ching. The fun, easy-to-learn movements of The Form refresh the spirit and help improve balance, posture, flexibility, confidence, circulation, and overall health and well-being.

Men's Basketball

Feb 01, 2014

3:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

Athletics Athletics

ISU vs. Oklahoma.

Argentine Tango Practica (Class)

Feb 01, 2014

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU: 5 punches for $35, Public: 5 punches for $45

The Workspace 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 dancing better. From 5-7pm the dance floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie and working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time. Wear dancing shoes, smooth-soled shoes, or s

Women's Basketball

Feb 01, 2014

8:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5-12

Athletics Athletics

ISU vs. Kansas State.

Sunday, 02 Feb 2014

Argentine Tango Class

Feb 02, 2014

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Tango punch card ISU $30/Public $40

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance.

Monday, 03 Feb 2014

Award-Winning Faculty Series: Aligning Your Course With Learning Objectives Creates Efficiency, Concrete Learning Gains

Feb 03, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Award-winning teacher and director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Professor Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Horticulture, shows how redesigning her course streamlined the learning and created an reflective, efficient, feedback experience for both students and instructor.

Freedom Riders: Documentary and Discussion

Feb 03, 2014

7:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, testing their belief in nonviolent activism. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series.

Swing Dance Class

Feb 03, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $35/Public $45 Includes supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

This class will lead you through basic swing dancing so that you'll feel comfortable on the social dance floor and dancing to a variety of swing music.

Tuesday, 04 Feb 2014

Open forum: Alan Hurd, candidate for Ames Laboratory director

Feb 04, 2014

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

301 Spedding Hall

free

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

Alan Hurd is executive adviser at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M. All are invited to attend the open forum.

What I wish I had known as a junior faculty: panel discussion for new tenure-eligible faculty

Feb 04, 2014

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Memorial Union, Gold Room

Academic Affairs Training, development

Panel discussion on preparing for tenure open to all new tenure-eligible faculty

Brown bag discussion: Making the Decision to Apply for Full Professor

Feb 04, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Gallery Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Advance Meetings, receptions Training, development

Join faculty from across campus for a discussion lead by recently promoted full professors as they discuss their strategies for making the promotion to full professor. Bring your lunch; drinks and dessert provided.

Economic Restructuring and the Art of Adaptive Resilience

Feb 04, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

262 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Margaret Cowell, assistant professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech, will discuss selected findings from her forthcoming book, "Dealing with Deindustrialization: Adaptive Resilience in Eight Midwestern Regions" (Routledge).

Open Mic Night

Feb 04, 2014

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

The M-Shop

FREE

Student Union Board Arts, performances

Open mic night gives students the chance to show off their talents to their fellow students. Many are musicians, comedians, and poets. So come on out and show us what kind of talents you have. (Sign Up starts at 7:00 p.m. until all spots are filed)

Wednesday, 05 Feb 2014

Fulbright Lunch & Learn Seminar Series

Feb 05, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Lectures

"It's Much More than Acclimating: Living and Studying as a Fulbrighter, from Indonesia to the United States," Agustina Veny Purnamasari, School of Education, Indonesia, Current grantee.

Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium

Feb 05, 2014

3:10 PM - 4:30 PM

2050 Agronomy

Free

Agronomy Department Lectures

STRIPs on the Landscape Mr. Seth Watkins, Cattle Producer

Workshop: Using Tests, Quizzes, and Surveys in Blackboard Learn

Feb 05, 2014

3:10 PM - 4:30 PM

1230 Communications Building

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

In this hands-on Blackboard Learn workshop you will learn how to create online tests, quizzes, and surveys and learn how to use them effectively within your BbLearn course. You will also learn how to view quiz results, grade, and provide student feedback online or set your quiz to grade and provide feedback automatically.

Workshop: How to Write a Successful CAREER Grant Proposal

Feb 05, 2014

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

Research Office Special events Training, development

Recent NSF CAREER Grant awardees (faculty members Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Andrew Miner, Aditya Ramamoorthy and Maria Salas-Fernandez) will talk about developing their grant proposals, including their plans for the broader impacts, evaluation and other requirements of the program. Online registration is requested.

Portrait unveiling and reception

Feb 05, 2014

4:00 PM

Neil and Darlene Harl Commons, Curtiss Hall

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Meetings, receptions

A portrait of economics professor emeritus Neil Harl will be unveiled. A reception will follow.

Soil Science Seminar

Feb 05, 2014

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

2020 Agronomy

Agronomy Department Lectures

"What Everyone Should Know about Soil Microbial Communities," Cindy Nakatsu, agronomy professor, Purdue University.

Products of Public Space: Steve Dryden, Renewable Power Markets Access

Feb 05, 2014

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Morrill Hall Auditorium

free

College of Design Lectures

Steve Dryden, founder of Renewable Power Markets Access, De Soto, Iowa, 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.

Artful Yoga

Feb 05, 2014

5:20 PM - 6:20 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Build strength, endurance, and balance in a yoga class that will leave you feeling relaxed and centered. Behind all of those sore muscles you may find patience, peace, and a stronger mind/body connection. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat.

Metalworking Class

Feb 05, 2014

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $83/Public $93 Includes supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Begin your exploration of metalsmithing by learning how to work with different types of metal, how to safely use tools, and techniques such as sawing, drilling, forming, chasing, annealing and riveting.

Women's Basketball

Feb 05, 2014

7:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5-12

Athletics Athletics

ISU vs. TCU.

Pop Art in East Germany: Willy Wolff's Dialog with the West

Feb 05, 2014

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Sigrid Hofer, professor of German literature and the arts at Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany, will give a slide lecture on "Pop Art in East Germany: Willy Wolff's Dialog with the West." Her presentation is cosponsored by the College of Design, Department of Integrated Studio Arts, Department of World Languages and Cultures and the international studies program.

Thursday, 06 Feb 2014

Open forum: Duane Johnson, candidate for Ames Laboratory director

Feb 06, 2014

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

301 Spedding Hall

free

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

Duane Johnson is chief research officer at Ames Laboratory. All are invited to attend the open forum.