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Friday, 12 Sep 2014

Graduate College students: Graduation applications

Sep 12, 2014

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Graduate College applications for graduation for Fall 2014 are due in the Graduate College, 1137 Pearson Hall.

Quilt Show

Sep 12, 2014

All day

Reiman Gardens

$4-$8

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens and the Iowa Quilters Guild will be hosting the annual Garden Quilt Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 12-14 at Reiman Gardens. The three-day show will encourage the art of quilting through beautiful displays of garden-themed quilts created by talented Midwesterners as part of a juried show with prizes awarded by central Iowa sponsors.

President's Annual Address

Sep 12, 2014

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Office of the President Special events

Refreshments will be available prior to the address, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. A Q&A will follow the address.

Discussion: Why should we assess critical thinking? - Critical Thinking Symposium

Sep 12, 2014

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Since critical thinking is "assumed" by most faculty, the questions is why should we assess, and what is it that we are assessing. This session will focus on why should we assess it, the importance, and generally how do we go about assessing it. Who should attend?

Mentoring 101: How to Get What You Need to Thrive in the Academy

Sep 12, 2014

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

Academic Affairs Training, development

One in a three-workshop series on faculty professional development featuring Kerry Ann Rockquemore, president and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

Discussion: Assessing critical thinking and why should we use CAT? - Critical Thinking Symposium

Sep 12, 2014

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

What are vehicles and tools that can be used to assess critical thinking? What are the strengths of the CAT compare to others. What can we find with CAT and what can be misunderstood by looking at the CAT results. Professor Barry S. Stein will lead the discussion. (limited to 20 people)

Workshop: Fabric Design for Pillows

Sep 12, 2014

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Cost is $64 for members, $80 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

Beloved artists Jo Myers-Walker is back at the Gardens, and she's bringing her joyful expertise in fabric design to the 5th Annual Garden Quilt Show. Pillows add a welcoming feeling and hospitality to any room. The trend has been neutral walls and a splash of color in a pillow that makes a statement about our interests and passions. We will be using acrylic paints on cotton using watercolor washes & techniques. All supplies are provided.

Discussion: Why should discipline specific tools be considered? - Critical Thinking Symposium

Sep 12, 2014

11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This session will focus on why is it important to create specific CAT analogs for different disciplines. What are the challenges and how should they be approached. Professor Barry S. Stein will lead the discussion. (limited to 20 people)

Meeting: Blackboard User Group (BUG)

Sep 12, 2014

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

1230 Communications Building

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Monthly meeting of BbLearn users discussing various topics related to the use of Blackboard Learn in teaching and learning.

Workshop: Discipline Specific Analog Development - Critical Thinking Symposium

Sep 12, 2014

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Audience: People who have scored CAT. This workshop is important to those who are familiar with CAT and can also have few key faculty and players how may become interested in it during the day or by interacting with Barry or others associated with CAT. This is also a jumping board/session for those of us who would like to keep working on discipline specific tests and assessments. Facilitator, Professor Barry S. Stein.

Workshop: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career

Sep 12, 2014

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

Academic Affairs Training, development

One in a three-workshop series on faculty professional development featuring Kerry Ann Rockquemore, president and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

"Create Peace" Buttons for 11 Days of Global Unity

Sep 12, 2014

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Stop by The Workspace and design a button or magnet with your message of peace, or choose from one of our "create peace" designs. Buttons and magnets are 50 cents each and proceeds will be used toward supplies for our Little Dresses for Africa project.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Peace Vessels for Global Unity

Sep 12, 2014

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5 (studio fee)

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Join us on Fridays evenings for a fun exploration of techniques in "painting" bisque. Choose from peace medallions, ornaments, boxes, banks and vases. Part of 11 Days of Global Unity events.

Dance social

Sep 12, 2014

7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

196 Forker Building

free

Student Organizations Student activities

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

Tango dance lesson

Sep 12, 2014

8:15 PM - 9:15 PM

196 Forker

free

Student Organizations Student activities

Xtra Moves: Free tango instruction, hosted by the ISU Ballroom Dance Club. Includes both beginning and more advanced steps, taught by IJim and Suzi Benjamin. No partner required.

Concert: Lenny Cooper

Sep 12, 2014

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$10 ISU Students | $15 public

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Lenny Cooper's fans are often the hillbilly mud-bogging crowd, who like their country mixed in with some urban beats and a little bit of rap. A self-described accidental artist, Cooper wrote the song "Mud Digger," about his favorite pastime, when he was 17 and posted a video of it on YouTube. The song began to rack up views, and attracted the notice of Colt Ford, who signed Cooper to his Average Joe's label.

Ballroom dance showcase

Sep 12, 2014

9:15 PM - 9:30 PM

196 Forker

free

Student Organizations Student activities

Free ballroom performance, showcasing tango and swing. The performance features the Des Moines Dance ballroom formation team.