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What is featured?

Saturday, 01 Mar 2014

Track and Field

Mar 01, 2014

All day

Lied Center

free

Athletics Athletics

Big 12 Conference Championships.

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.).

Craft of the Month: Spring Flower Pots

Mar 01, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$8 for one large or two small pots

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Decorate terra cotta flower pots with bright paint colors to spruce up your plants or flowers.

Argentine Tango Practica (Class)

Mar 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

Men's hockey

Mar 01, 2014

7:30 PM

Ames/ISU Ice Arena

$10 ($7 students, $5 children)

Hockey Athletics

ISU vs. Edina Lakers.

Performance: Amadeus

Mar 01, 2014

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults $17.00, seniors $15.00, students $9.00

Theatre Arts, performances Student activities

Amadeus tells a story of both fact and fiction about Mozart, one of the greatest composers who has ever lived. Mozart himself once described a genius by saying, "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go into the making of a genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."

Sunday, 02 Mar 2014

Backstage Pass to Stephens Auditorium Art Curtain

Mar 02, 2014

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CY Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center

free

University Museums Arts, performances Special events

This is your chance to see the curtain, Silver Code, up-close! Join University Museums' staff for an open house and tours of the ongoing work on Silver Code. This event is free and open to the public, tickets are not required.

Intermediate Glass Beads: Decorative Finishes Class

Mar 02, 2014

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $23/ Public $33 Includes some supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Add some pizzazz to your glass beads with surface decorations! Experiment with etching, pixie dust, and baking soda to produce a variety of looks including pearl finishes and beach glass looks.

Performance: Amadeus

Mar 02, 2014

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults $17.00, seniors $15.00, students $9.00

Theatre Arts, performances Student activities

Amadeus tells a story of both fact and fiction about Mozart, one of the greatest composers who has ever lived. Mozart himself once described a genius by saying, "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go into the making of a genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."

Live webcast: Language and the Internet

Mar 02, 2014

3:00 PM

Doziel Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Linguist David Crystal is perhaps best known as the author of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. He has authored more than 100 books on the English language, with topics ranging from phonetics and grammar to Shakespeare to clinical linguistics.

Argentine Tango Class

Mar 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 Mar 2014

Screenprinting Class

Mar 03, 2014

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $69/Public $79 Includes supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn an inexpensive way to create custom t-shirts. Using your own design, learn to make a screen with the photographic emulsion method. Bring in your shirts and print away! This class is required in order to use our screenprinting equipment.

Tuesday, 04 Mar 2014

Award-Winning Faculty Series: Using Discussion in your Classroom: Challenging Students to Think Critically

Mar 04, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Award-winning history professor Jana Byars shares how she intentionally fosters critical group discussion in her classroom. Students are engaged with theory from greats like Foucault and Derrida, yet feel safe participating in these challenging discussions, write every day, and still rave about her class in evaluations. Learn her secrets and engage students in critical thinking in your classroom.

Retirement reception: James Brazelton

Mar 04, 2014

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 301B Spedding Hall

free

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

James Brazelton, supervisor of Materials and Transportation for the Ames Laboratory, is retiring.

Workshop for early career faculty: Mentoring graduate students

Mar 04, 2014

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Memorial Union, Gold Room

Academic Affairs Training, development

Graduate College associate dean William Graves and others will share their best advice on recruiting and mentoring graduate students.

How to Find Inner Peace in the Modern World: A Buddhist Perspective

Mar 04, 2014

4:30 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Arjia Rinpoche is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Indiana University and one of the most prominent Tibetan lamas in the world.

Raku Class

Mar 04, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $52/ Public $62 Includes supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Raku is a form of Japanese pottery dating back to the 16th century. Using low firing temperatures and removing pots from the kiln while still hot, a unique surface finish is created, often with crackled textures.

Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture: Reinier de Graaf, OMA/AMO

Mar 04, 2014

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

College of Design Lectures

De Graaf directs the work of AMO, the research and design studio established as a counterpart to the Office of Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has overseen AMO's increasing involvement in sustainability and energy planning, which has included the 2010 publication "Roadmap 2030: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe" with the European Climate Foundation.

Wire Work for Jewelry Class

Mar 04, 2014

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $23/ Public $33 Includes some supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Anyone can string beads, but making your own bead links, dangles, hoops, spirals, clasps, jump rings and ear wires will make you an expert wire worker.

Women's Basketball

Mar 04, 2014

7:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5-12

Athletics Athletics

ISU vs. Baylor.

Engaging Conservatives on Energy and Climate

Mar 04, 2014

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Bob Inglis, a six-term Republican congressman from one of South Carolina's most conservative districts, established the Energy and Enterprise Initiative. National Affairs Series

Open Mic Night

Mar 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 Mar 2014

CYtation Awards presentation

Mar 05, 2014

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Professional and Scientific Council Meetings, receptions

President Steven Leath will present CYtation Awards to the 2013 spring and fall P&S award recipients.

Sewing Lessons

Mar 05, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $40/3 hours, Public $45/3 hours

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Whether you are a beginner needing to learn how to operate a sewing machine, or someone who needs help finishing a project in progress, this class is for you.

Artful Yoga

Mar 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.

Photography Class: Intro to Lightroom 5

Mar 05, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

$48 for members, $60 for the general public, Iowa State students pay 15% off member price

Reiman Gardens

Wednesdays, March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to get the most out of this amazing photo-editing program to adjust your images, remove red eye, and more. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, Mark Stoltenberg can help you import, organize, enhance, and share your photos, as well as create unique prints and photo books.

Mindy Gledhill (indie pop)

Mar 05, 2014

8:00 PM

The M-Shop, MU

$10 / $15 (w/ $2 DOS increase)

Student Union Board Arts, performances

Thursday, 06 Mar 2014

Open house: Hub patio design concepts

Mar 06, 2014

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hub patio

Facilities Planning and Management Meetings, receptions

A team from Ames-based Bolton and Menk Inc. will hold an open house to gather feedback about design concepts for the Hub's west patio area. The space will get a $125,000 makeover this summer. Two to three design concepts will be on display in the current outdoor patio area during the open house and on the project website (http://www.bolton-menk.com/thehub) March 6-9.