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Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014

Registration begins for juniors: Summer 2014, Fall 2014

Apr 01, 2014

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

First day of assigned Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 registration dates for students projected as juniors. Hours for AccessPlus registration are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday--Saturday, and most Sundays.

Performance: The Monster Who Ate My Peas presented by ArtsPower

Apr 01, 2014

10:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4-5

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

This wonderfully written tale about the value of willpower, tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn't want to eat his peas.

Public Forum: Board of Regents Efficiency and Transformation Review

Apr 01, 2014

10:00 AM

Howe Hall auditorium

University Relations Meetings, receptions

Iowa State will host a public forum as part of a comprehensive efficiency review at Iowa's three public universities. The forum is designed to help stakeholders learn more about the review process. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. The event will be live-streamed and archived online for later viewing. Watch the efficiency review website for details.

Roundtable: Design Solutions for Blended Undergraduate Courses

Apr 01, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

1230 Communications Building

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Our presentation will show how to implement successful blended course strategies, factors impacting design and decision points in the design and why they succeed. We will interactively engage in a discussion on early design failures and how to avoid them in your course. We will also show and share how to fully exploit online resources in a blended course.

Performance: The Monster Who Ate My Peas presented by ArtsPower

Apr 01, 2014

12:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$4-5

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

This wonderfully written tale about the value of willpower, tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn't want to eat his peas.

Preparing for a successful P&T review - workshop for new tenure-eligible faculty, mentors, and department chairs

Apr 01, 2014

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Memorial Union, Campanile Room

Academic Affairs Training, development

Review of ISU's promotion & tenure policies for new tenure-eligible faculty, their mentors, and department chairs

Craft of the Month: Felt Circles

Apr 01, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$10 per 12" x 12" panel

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Using inspiration from Kandinsky's color studies, make a wall piece using circles of layered felt. Quick and easy hand stitching will give the felt dimension and texture before it is glued to a panel. Impress your friends with a 12" x 12" master study displayed in your space.

Soil Health and Sustainability

Apr 01, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Ray Archuleta is a soil agronomist at USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. His work promotes conservation practices like no-till farming and the use of cover crops to improve soil health. Shivvers Memorial Lecture.

Social Justice: A Spoken Word Performance

Apr 01, 2014

8:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Andrea Gibson is a spoken word poet who advocates for solidarity and equality.

Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014

Preparing for a successful P&T review - workshop for new tenure-eligible faculty, mentors, and department chairs

Apr 02, 2014

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Memorial Union, Campanile Room

Academic Affairs Training, development

Review of ISU's promotion & tenure policies for new tenure-eligible faculty, their mentors, and department chairs

Statistics Seminar

Apr 02, 2014

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

"JRC Experience with Area Frame Sampling", Jacques Delince, European Commission Joint Research Centre, IPTS - Agriculture and Life Sciences in the Economy, Seville, Spain

Artful Yoga

Apr 02, 2014

5:20 PM - 6:20 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Build strength, endurance, and balance in a yoga class that will leave you feeling relaxed and centered. Behind all of those sore muscles you may find patience, peace, and a stronger mind/body connection. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat.

Photography Class: Beginner Photography

Apr 02, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Cost is $48 for members, $60 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

Wednesdays, April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. This four-part workshop will cover the basics of photography including equipment, depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject, and tips and tricks.

Workshop: Weird Watercolors

Apr 02, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Cost is $36 for members, $45 for the general public, and Iowa State students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

Wednesdays, March 26, April 2, April 9, and April 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Perfect for parent and child! Join Yvonne Brune, Creative Department artist and instructor, for a hands-on art and science workshop exploring the unique effects of salt, sugar, masking fluid, and other materials in watercolor projects!

U.S. Senate Republican Candidate Forum

Apr 02, 2014

6:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

The College Republicans host candidates vying for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology's Designs on Nature

Apr 02, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg explores the shared territory of science, engineering, art and design as a Design Fellow with the international research project Synthetic Aesthetics. Ginsberg is especially interested in new roles for design in emerging fields like synthetic biology. National Affairs Series on Innovation & Women in STEM Series

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival

Apr 02, 2014

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

The M-Shop

$1

Student Union Board Arts, performances

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival is a student run improv troupe on campus. They perform in the M-Shop on various Wednesdays during the semester as well as performing the Monday of VEISHEA week. Grandma Mojo's is the best and cheapest date on campus - admission is only $1!

Thursday, 03 Apr 2014

2014 Student Success Summit

Apr 03, 2014

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Union

free

Academic Affairs Conferences

This is a university-wide event sponsored by the Provost Office and Division of Student Affairs to focus on retention issues, the academic success of our students and student learning outcomes related to instruction.

Awareness training: Youth program staff

Apr 03, 2014

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room 2030 Morrill Hall

free

Office of Risk Management Training, development

Training for departmental/unit youth program leaders, camp directors and administrative assistants who provide support for youth programs. Current information on youth-related policies, procedures and forms for conducting youth programs at ISU. To register, send an email to the office of risk management.

Understanding Movement Impairment in Parkinson's Disease

Apr 03, 2014

2:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Parkinson's Disease Research Forum with Colum MacKinnon, assistant professor of neurology, University of Minnesota.

Intervention Programs for Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Apr 03, 2014

3:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Parkinson's Disease Research Forum, Chris Hass, associate professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida.

Emerging Issues in Agriculture

Apr 03, 2014

7:00 PM

Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Jim Blome is the president and CEO for Bayer CropScience and the head of Crop Protection for the North American region. The Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture

Products of Public Space Open House

Apr 03, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Morrill Hall Lower Gallery

free

College of Design Meetings, receptions

Public open house featuring projects by students in the spring-semester "Products of Public Space" option studio, an interdisciplinary experiment in creative process. Students will post their latest efforts and be available to answer questions. Come see cutting-edge concepts that could make Des Moines a more vibrant place to live and work.

Student Show: ffwd DSM!

Apr 03, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

0003 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Come and see cutting edge concepts that could make our capital city of Des Moines a more vibrant place to live and work. On display will be the work of the studio, "Products of Public Space", an interdisciplinary experiment in creative process. Students will post their latest work and be available to answer questions.

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Apr 03, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker, an award-winning environmental journalist, and author of "Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change." Part of the World Affairs Series & the Wildness, Wilderness & the Environmental Imagination Series

Friday, 04 Apr 2014

Open forum: Animal science department chair finalist

Apr 04, 2014

10:00 AM

Room 1204 Kildee Hall

free

Animal Science Department Meetings, receptions

Andre-Denis Wright, professor of animal science at the University of Vermont, will discuss his leadership style and vision for the department. He is one of three candidates interviewing for the position.

Research conference: Graduate and Professional Student Senate

Apr 04, 2014

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

King Pavilion, College of Design

Academic Affairs Conferences

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate's first student research conference will include poster displays, research presentations, a three-minute thesis competition and keynote by Stephen Gilbert, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering. Pre-registration required for a complementary lunch.

Lawn Mower Service Days

Apr 04, 2014

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Industrial Education II (west of horse barns); look for the signs

$35 push mower; $50 riding mower

Student Organizations Student activities

The Agriculture Systems Technology Club is holding its annual lawn mower service days April 4-5. This is a routine service only; no major repairs. Drop off your mower during the service time.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Spring Cleaning

Apr 04, 2014

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $4/ Public $5 + Cost of Desired Bisque Piece(s)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Help us clean out the (bisque) closet at our last Friday night PYOP for spring! 25 to 50% off select items.