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Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014

Major Fair

Oct 01, 2014

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

Free

Student Counseling Services 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.

Live Webcast: The Many Faces of Anonymous

Oct 01, 2014

6:00 PM

Alliant Energy - Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

"Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous." Gabriella Coleman, McGill University, was trained as a cultural anthropologist and studies computer hackers and digital activism. Technology, Globalization and Culture Series

Knitting Class

Oct 01, 2014

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $23, Public $33 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the basics of knitting: cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off, rib stitch, increase and decrease techniques, pattern reading, gauge swatching, and picking up dropped stitches. Bring a pair of #7 or #8 single-point needles. Yarn will be provided.

Belly Dance Lessons

Oct 01, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:10 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

Learn basic belly dance movements and how to perform them in a variety of different ways by making specific choices about size and speed of motion. One or two moves will be explored each week and then put into short practice phrases.

Rural Life, Rural Iowa and the Making of the American Character

Oct 01, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Claude Fischer, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of several books on the changing nature of American society.

Intermediate Belly Dance Lessons: Travel Steps and Finger Cymbals

Oct 01, 2014

8:20 PM - 9:30 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

Music is the art of combining sound to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. Dance is music made visible. In this class, we'll continue to fuel our belly dance adDICTION by exploring inflection, timing and punctuation to create sentences and paragraphs that communicate something very specific with an audience. Bring finger cymbals to class if you have them.

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014

Cyclone Cinema: Maleficient

Oct 02, 2014

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

The Student Union Board presents Cyclone Cinema! Showings are FREE in Carver 101 at 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hope to see you there!

The Science, Art and Technology of Facial Reconstruction

Oct 02, 2014

7:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Suzanne Verma is an anaplastologist and a graduate of Iowa State's Biological and Premedical Illustration Program.

Friday, 03 Oct 2014

Apple sale

Oct 03, 2014

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Horticulture Hall basement

$6 for a 5-lb. bag

Horticulture Department 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.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Bubble Painting

Oct 03, 2014

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5 (studio fee)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Join us on Fridays evenings for a fun exploration of techniques in "painting" bisque. This technique is sort of like blowing bubbles when you were a kid, but we do it with a straw and paint. The popped bubbles show up and make interesting patterns on the finished pieces.

Latino Game Night

Oct 03, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

Student Organizations Diversity Student activities

Join the Latino Heritage Committee's celebration of Lation Heritage Month with a night of games and candy.

Cyclone Cinema: Maleficient

Oct 03, 2014

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

The Student Union Board presents Cyclone Cinema! Showings are FREE in Carver 101 at 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Dance social

Oct 03, 2014

7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

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.

Saturday, 04 Oct 2014

Ames Area Studio Tour

Oct 04, 2014

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workspace, Memorial Union

Free

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Get to know your local artists in their private studios this fall as Creative Artists' Studios of Ames presents the first annual Ames Area Studio Tour. Join over 20 participating artists at over 15 venues inviting the public into our workspaces to go "behind the curtain" and experience the creative process. Explore the Ames area during the colorful fall season, find spaces and murals you didn't even know existed, sign up for a class and pick up

Cyclone Cinema: Maleficient

Oct 04, 2014

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

The Student Union Board presents Cyclone Cinema! Showings are FREE in Carver 101 at 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 05 Oct 2014

Argentine Tango

Oct 05, 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.

Cyclone Cinema: Maleficient

Oct 05, 2014

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

The Student Union Board presents Cyclone Cinema! Showings are FREE in Carver 101 at 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Monday, 06 Oct 2014

Cy Buttons for Homecoming Week

Oct 06, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Choose your favorite ISU logo--vintage or new--and make it into a button or magnet. Show your Cyclone Pride!

Woodshop Orientation Class

Oct 06, 2014

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $10, Public $20

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

For the beginner who wants to learn the fundamentals of woodworking equipment. Proper usage of the machinery will be covered, as well as woodshop safety. This class is required in order to use the woodshop on your own.

Broken China Jewelry Class

Oct 06, 2014

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $30, Public $40 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Find the perfect use for that lovely chipped china! Learn to cut and shape pieces of china and add solder to make gorgeous pendants. China will be available, but feel free to bring in something special from Grandma.

Writing about Iowa: A Conversation with Jane Smiley

Oct 06, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley discusses her new novel, "Some Luck." Book signing to follow.

Tuesday, 07 Oct 2014

Cy Buttons for Homecoming Week

Oct 07, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Choose your favorite ISU logo--vintage or new--and make it into a button or magnet. Show your Cyclone Pride!

Jewelry Casting Class

Oct 07, 2014

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $76, Public $86 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Lost-wax casting is an ago-old sculptural jewelry process. Students will incorporate both hand carved and molded forms that will be cast in brass. Final pieces can be pendants, pins or miniatures.

Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014

Cy Buttons for Homecoming Week

Oct 08, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Choose your favorite ISU logo--vintage or new--and make it into a button or magnet. Show your Cyclone Pride!

Glass Beads Class

Oct 08, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $69, Public $79 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the process of sculpting glass rods by heating and melting the glass in the flame of a gas-powered torch. After practice, your lampworking skills will allow you to create pieces with detail and complexity that you can use in jewelry or other decorative ways.

Concert: Bubba Sparxxx

Oct 08, 2014

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$15 ISU Students | $20 public

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Hip-hop artist Bubba Sparxxx's platinum certified debut album Dark Days, Bright Nights debuted at #3 on the Billboard music charts in 2001 and was followed up by Deliverance in 2003 and The Charm in 2006, which contained the hit single "Ms. New Booty" that peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. He's touring in support of his latest album, 2014's Made on McCosh Mill Road.

Thursday, 09 Oct 2014

Cy Buttons for Homecoming Week

Oct 09, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Choose your favorite ISU logo--vintage or new--and make it into a button or magnet. Show your Cyclone Pride!

Metalworking Class

Oct 09, 2014

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $79, Public $89 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Begin your exploration of metalsmithing by learning how to work with different types of metal, how to safely use tools, and techniques such as sawing, drilling, forming, chasing, annealing and riveting. Students will complete one or two projects depending on complexity. Pendants, earrings and bangle bracelets are just a few of the possibilities!

Wood Stack Table Class

Oct 09, 2014

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $58, Public $68 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn how stack laminate and make a small striped table or stool. The first night students will assemble various types of wood with glue and clamps. The second night sand and finish your piece. Leave class with a beautifully variegated functional object for your home.

Cyclone Cinema: 22 Jump Street

Oct 09, 2014

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

The Student Union Board presents Cyclone Cinema! Showings are FREE in Carver 101 at 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hope to see you there!