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Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014

Major Fair

Oct 01, 2014

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union


ISU Surplus Diversity Special events Student activities

Have an open option major? Want to change your major? Trying to find a career path? The ISU Major Fair gives students a chance to explore all ISU majors in one place. Representatives from 100+ majors will be available to provide information and answer questions so you can learn about any major or career path you've been considering.

Friday, 03 Oct 2014

Apple sale

Oct 03, 2014

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Horticulture Hall basement

$6 for a 5-lb. bag

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Special events Student activities

Golden Delicious and Red Delicious apples from the Hort Research Station north of Ames will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Other varieties may be available that day.

Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014

Iowa State Healthiest State Walk

Oct 08, 2014

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Iowa State University campus


College of Human Sciences Special events

Join the College of Human Sciences and Iowa State University in Iowa State's portion of the Healthiest State Walk. The Healthiest State Walk is an event curated by the Healthiest State Initiative, which aims to aid Iowa in becoming the healthiest state in the nation by 2016. Register for the walk by following this link:

Thursday, 09 Oct 2014

Library workshop: Scopus database

Oct 09, 2014

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Parks Library (room shared at registration)


University Library Special events Training, development

Scopus is a large, multidisciplinary database of peer-reviewed journal articles, books, conference proceedings and patents. This is a hands-on workshop with enrollment limited to 48.

Friday, 10 Oct 2014

Marshmallow Golf for United Way

Oct 10, 2014

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

East lawn in front of Design Building

College of Design Special events

The College of Design will host its third annual marshmallow golf contest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the east lawn in front of the Design Building. Donate $1 per try to take your best shot at driving a marshmallow! All proceeds will go toward the college's $5,000 fundraising goal for this year's United Way of Story County campaign.

2014 Honors and Awards Ceremony

Oct 10, 2014

1:30 PM

Scheman Building, Benton Auditorium


General Events Special events

The campus community is invited to attend this awards event, honoring alumni and friends of Iowa State. A dessert reception will follow. A list of this year's honorees is available at

Monday, 13 Oct 2014

In the Footsteps of Norman Borlaug: The Golden Years of Wheat Production

Oct 13, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union


Lecture Series Lectures Special events Student activities

Plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram was named the 2014 World Food Prize Laureate. The Norman Borlaug Lecture.

Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014

Presentation: The Current State of Software Protection

Oct 14, 2014

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

Room 1810 Gilman Hall


Office of the President Meetings, receptions Special events

Software expert and Minneapolis patent attorney Steve Lundberg will address numerous questions about software protection, including kinds of protections, the threat of misuse or misappropriation, and the impact of recent court decisions.

Saturday, 18 Oct 2014

Faculty Chamber Trio

Oct 18, 2014

7:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances Special events

Boro Martinic-Jercic, violin; Mei-Hsuan Huang, piano; Gregory Oakes, clarinet

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

Partial solar eclipse star party

Oct 23, 2014

4:00 PM - 6:20 PM

Sidewalk on the east side of parking lot 6 (west of Sukup Hall)


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Special events

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about, and safely observe the eclipse, which start at 4:31 p.m. and ends at 6:44 p.m.

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014

Fine Dining Dinner: Contemporary American Cuisine

Oct 29, 2014

6:30 PM

Tearoom, 23 MacKay Hall

$35 per person ($30 without wine), cash, check or CyCash only

College of Human Sciences Special events

Prepared and hosted by students in HRI 487/587 (Fine Dining Event Management Dinners). Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; serving begins at 6:30.