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Friday, 01 Aug 2014

Public hearing: Regents' agenda

Channel: University Relations

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Oak Room, Memorial Union

At this public hearing, individuals have an opportunity to provide early input on agenda items for the state Board of Regents Aug. 6 telephonic meeting.

Dance social

Channel: Student Organizations

7:30 pm - 9:45 pm @ Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Free dance social hosted by the ISU Ballroom Dance Club. Singles welcome. Dress is casual; indoor shoes or socks are required.

Cost: free

Saturday, 02 Aug 2014

Youth Activity: Discovery Station

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 2:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

The purpose of Reiman Gardens' discovery stations is to add a fun, informal activity in the Gardens during the summer that relates to the themed garden areas. The discovery stations are family oriented and designed so both youth and adults can participate in the activities.

Cost: Admission is free for members and Iowa State University students. Price of admission for the general public.

Sunday, 03 Aug 2014

Argentine Tango Practica Class

Channel: The Workspace

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

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.

Cost: ISU $30 for five punches/ Public $40 for five punches

Monday, 04 Aug 2014

Youth Program: Summer Camp 3 - Insects

Channel: Reiman Gardens

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Let your "summer student" enjoy an afternoon outside at the Gardens and engage in hands-on educational activities while learning and having fun! The informal and exciting lessons will focus on insects, and their importance in the ecosystem. Activities are designed for students ages 11-14. Summer Camp 1 is on Tuesday, June 10, and Summer Camp 2 is on Tuesday, July 8.

Cost: Cost is $12 for members, $15 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price.

Wednesday, 06 Aug 2014

Photography Class: Indoor Portraiture

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Want to improve your indoor portrait photography and get great shots of family events or pets? Join photo instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a class exploring the how-to of taking great pictures within an indoor setting. Learn proper focusing and shutter speed, as well as the right lighting and the best angles for shooting. This is a 4-week course on Wednesdays, Aug. 6-27.

Cost: $48-$60

Thursday, 07 Aug 2014

Youth Program: Plant Pals

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 11:00 am @ Reiman Gardens

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to interact with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult.

Cost: Cost per person is $2 for members, $6 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price.

Lecture: Brown Bag

Channel: Reiman Gardens

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

"Invasion of the Pod People: Reiman Gardens' Intern Experience" presented by the Reiman Gardens' summer interns Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program. Attend each month and experience a new topic presented by local and regional professionals and lecturers.

Cost: Free for members and Iowa State University students. Price of admission for the general public.

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Channel: Professional and Scientific Council

2:10 pm - 4:00 pm @ Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

P&S Council meetings are open to the public.

Cost: free

Workshop: Nature Journaling

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

This is a 4 week course on Thursdays, July 17, July 24, July 31, & August 7 Whether you are a budding naturalist, artist, or writer, Reiman Gardens is the ideal setting to observe & record pollinating insects, tropical butterflies, & native flora and fauna. Yvonne Brune of Creative Department will lead you through different garden areas exploring techniques to capture your experiences in nature through writing or sketching. Ages 10+

Cost: Cost is $38 for members, $47.50 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price.

Friday, 08 Aug 2014

Office for Responsible Research director candidate forum: Lisa Leiden

Channel: Office of the Vice President for Research

9:30 am - 11:00 am @ Oak Room, Memorial Union

Lisa Leiden, formerly with Seton Healthcare's Office of Research Administration, Austin, Texas. Candidate presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

Cost: free

Reiman Gardens After Hours

Channel: Reiman Gardens

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Kick back and relax at Reiman Gardens' After Hours! This quarterly event is an opportunity to enjoy good company and live music in a beautiful garden setting. Complimentary snacks and cash bar provided.

Cost: $4 for members and Iowa State University students, and $8 for the general public.

Dance social

Channel: Student Organizations

7:30 pm - 9:45 pm @ Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Free dance social hosted by the ISU Ballroom Dance Club. Singles welcome. Dress is casual; indoor shoes or socks are required.

Cost: free

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014

Argentine Tango Practica Class

Channel: The Workspace

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

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.

Cost: ISU $30 for five punches/ Public $40 for five punches

Monday, 11 Aug 2014

Office for Responsible Research director candidate forum: David Ayer

Channel: Office of the Vice President for Research

9:30 am - 11:00 am @ Oak Room, Memorial Union

David Ayer, formerly with Indiana University, Bloomington. Candidate presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

Cost: free

Workshop: UNIX

Channel: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

The workshop will cover navigation through directories, basic file manipulation, basic search tools, basic shell scripting and related material. No UNIX experience is necessary. Registration is full, but a wait list is available.

Cost: free

Workshop: Developing your Course in Blackboard Learn

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

1:10 pm - 2:30 pm @ 1230 Communications Building

In this hands-on Blackboard Learn workshop you will learn how and where to upload your course syllabus, post assignments, create and manage announcements, send email, enroll students using the ISU Admin Tool, add TAs, course builders, or guests, organize course materials, add instructor contact info with photo, access the Grade Center, and more.

Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014

Office for Responsible Research director candidate forum: David Gillum

Channel: Office of the Vice President for Research

9:30 am - 11:00 am @ Oak Room, Memorial Union

David Gillum is associate director of environmental health and safety at Arizona State University, Tempe. Candidate presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

Cost: free

Kids' Story Time

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 11:00 am @ Reiman Gardens

Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related craft or activity. The books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free for members and Iowa State University students. Price of admission for the general public.

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

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

1:10 pm - 2:30 pm @ 1230 Communications Building

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: Creating and Managing Groups in Blackboard Learn

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

2:40 pm - 3:30 pm @ 1230 Communications Building

You will learn how to create and effectively manage multiple small groups and discussions in this workshop. Online small groups offer flexibility -- enabling students with varied schedules and physical locations to easily collaborate and communicate. Students may discuss articles, collaborate on projects, provide peer feedback, and even study together online.

Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014

Youth Program: Plant Heroes

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Become a hero in the fight against the bad guys that threaten plants. Learn to identify common plant problems while you practice scouting and photographing "good" and "bad" insects. Join us for hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) activities that will start you on your way to becoming a plant hero. Click here to learn more about becoming a plant hero and fun games and activities related to saving plants.

Cost: Cost is free for members and Iowa State University students. Price of admission for the general public.

Workshop: Communicating with Students in Blackboard Learn

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm @ 1230 Communications Building

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn how to facilitate communication between you, your students, and among students. We will explore Bb Learn's Messages, Send Email, Announcements, and Group features in a course shell.

Workshop: Capture a Lecture and/or "Flip" a Class with Panopto

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

2:10 pm - 3:30 pm @ 1230 Communications Building, Pammel Drive, Ames IA 50011

Panopto offers a rich set of features for both faculty and students that allows classroom recordings and gives instructors the ability to create rich media resources right from their desks. You may use Pantopo to "flip" your classes so that passive learning (listening to lectures) is done online and active learning (solving problems) is done in class.

Thursday, 14 Aug 2014

CANCELLED: Workshop: Grade Center Essentials and Beyond in Blackboard Learn

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm @ 1230 Communications Building

This session has been cancelled due to low enrollment. If you would like to have a one-to-one consultation about the grade center please contact us at 294-5357 or through our online form

Workshop: Designing Your Course to Promote Student Success in Blackboard Learn

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

3:10 pm - 4:00 pm @ 1230 Communications Building

This workshop will focus on the simple design tricks for your Blackboard Learn course to help your students navigate your course and stay organized. You will also learn how to track the progress of your students in Grade Center using smart views and color coding. You will see a demonstration and become familiar with the logistics of Retention Center.

Workshop: Pulp Painting

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Reiman Gardens

This is a 3 part class on Thursdays, August 14, August 21, and August 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Add color to paper pulp made from natural and recycled fibers, then reshape, dry, and press it to form 3-D paper pulp paintings. Yvonne Brune, of Creative Department, will show you how to make your own pulp - both with a blender and without. All levels of experience are welcome; ages 10 and up.

Cost: Cost is $38 for members, $47.50 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price.

Friday, 15 Aug 2014

Workshop: UNIX

Channel: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

The workshop will cover more advanced search tools, regular expressions, awk and more advanced bash scripting with conditionals and loops. A follow-up to the Aug. 11 workshop. Registration is full, but a wait list is available.

Cost: free

Soccer

Channel: Cyclone Athletics

8:00 pm @ Cyclone Sports Complex

Iowa State vs. Nebraska-Omaha (exhibition).

Cost: free

Sunday, 17 Aug 2014

Argentine Tango Practica Class

Channel: The Workspace

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

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.

Cost: ISU $30 for five punches/ Public $40 for five punches