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What is featured?

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014

Argentine Tango Practica Class

Aug 10, 2014

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

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

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.

Monday, 11 Aug 2014

Office for Responsible Research director candidate forum: David Ayer

Aug 11, 2014

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Oak Room, Memorial Union

free

Research Office Meetings, receptions

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

Workshop: UNIX

Aug 11, 2014

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

free

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Training, development

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.

Workshop: Developing your Course in Blackboard Learn

Aug 11, 2014

1:10 PM - 2:30 PM

1230 Communications Building

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

In this hands-on Blackboard Learn workshop you will learn how 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

Grade Processing

Aug 12, 2014

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Submit final summer grades on Bb Learn or AccessPlus by 2:15 p.m.

Textbook Buyback

Aug 12, 2014

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Last day of end of term textbook buyback and rental book return at University Bookstore.

Office for Responsible Research director candidate forum: David Gillum

Aug 12, 2014

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Oak Room, Memorial Union

free

Research Office Meetings, receptions

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.

Kids' Story Time

Aug 12, 2014

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

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

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.

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

Aug 12, 2014

1:10 PM - 2:30 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: Creating and Managing Groups in Blackboard Learn

Aug 12, 2014

2:40 PM - 3:30 PM

1230 Communications Building

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

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

Grade Reports for Summer 2014

Aug 13, 2014

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Grade reports available on AccessPlus.

Youth Program: Plant Heroes

Aug 13, 2014

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

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

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.

Workshop: Communicating with Students in Blackboard Learn

Aug 13, 2014

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

1230 Communications Building

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

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

Aug 13, 2014

2:10 PM - 3:30 PM

1230 Communications Building, Pammel Drive, Ames IA 50011

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

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

Aug 14, 2014

1:10 PM - 3:00 PM

1230 Communications Building

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

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

Aug 14, 2014

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

1230 Communications Building

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

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

Aug 14, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

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

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.

Friday, 15 Aug 2014

Workshop: UNIX

Aug 15, 2014

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Training, development

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.

Soccer

Aug 15, 2014

8:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Nebraska-Omaha (exhibition).