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Sunday, 13 Dec 2015

Forestry Club: Tree and wreath sale

Dec 13, 2015

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Parking lot, Reiman Gardens

Trees: $30-$50, wreaths: $20-$30

Student Organizations Student activities

Students in the forestry club will sell Christmas trees and wreaths. Proceeds support club activities.

Women's basketball

Dec 13, 2015

12:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5-$12

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Arkansas, Pine Bluff.

Finals Week Study Break: Adult Coloring Books

Dec 13, 2015

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$1

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Could you benefit from a play break during to clear your mind during finals week? Drop in and spend some time coloring. There's a new line of coloring books for adults and we have an awesome selection, as well as hundreds of crayons. Grab a friend for a quick get-away!

Performance: The Nutcracker Ballet

Dec 13, 2015

1:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$22

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

This annual Iowa State Center production features choreography by Robert Thomas and Miyoko Kato Thomas of the Dancenter (Ames); over 200 local dancers from surrounding central Iowa communities; and principal dancers performing the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Performance: Love and Information

Dec 13, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults $18, seniors $16, students $11

Theatre Arts, performances

First produced in 2012, this script contains over fifty plays performed in under two hours, each play has different characters and each begins with a statement and a situation that is familiar such as "I'm frightened" or "What did you do that for?" or "I don't want to spend an evening with them again." The theme is about individuals trying to connect and understand each other--sometimes the attempt is in vain, but it's always worth the effort.

The Future of University Museums

Dec 13, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman

Free

University Museums Arts, performances Special events

As the 40th anniversary year comes to a close, hear from University Museums Director Lynette Pohlman about her plans and goals for the future of University Museums. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Argentine Tango

Dec 13, 2015

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU Five punches for $35, Public Five Punches for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga 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. Wear dancing shoes, smooth-soled shoes, or socks.

Men's basketball

Dec 13, 2015

5:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

Limited availability

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Arkansas, Pine Bluff.

Monday, 14 Dec 2015

Final Exams

Dec 14, 2015

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

continues through Dec. 18

Finals Week Study Break: Adult Coloring Books

Dec 14, 2015

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$1

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Could you benefit from a play break during to clear your mind during finals week? Drop in and spend some time coloring. There's a new line of coloring books for adults and we have an awesome selection, as well as hundreds of crayons. Grab a friend for a quick get-away!

Retirement: Thomas Hill

Dec 14, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Affairs Meetings, receptions

Thomas Hill, senior vice president for student affairs, has served at ISU since 1997. A short program will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Virtual Summit: Race-Conscious in Classrooms and Curricula: Strategies for College Faculty (Module 3 of 4)

Dec 14, 2015

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

View and participate on your own

$25 per module

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

Topics in this module will include: creating inclusive classroom environments for students from all racial and ethnic groups; productively raising race questions and seemingly difficult topics in class discussions; making good educational use of racial tensions that arise between students in classroom conversations and in group work; and thoughtfully integrating racial topics and scholars of color into curricula across academic fields.

Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015

Final Exams

Dec 15, 2015

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

continues through Dec. 18

Finals Week Study Break: Adult Coloring Books

Dec 15, 2015

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$1

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Could you benefit from a play break during to clear your mind during finals week? Drop in and spend some time coloring. There's a new line of coloring books for adults and we have an awesome selection, as well as hundreds of crayons. Grab a friend for a quick get-away!

Workshop: Floral Design Series

Dec 15, 2015

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

$36-$45

Reiman Gardens

"Winter Solstice Arrangements." Mark the very first day of winter and the longest night of the year with a wintry arrangement that is perfect for a solstice celebration. Learn the tips and skills used by professionals and create your own one-of-a-kind floral designs.

Performance: Mannheim Steamroller

Dec 15, 2015

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$49-$80

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

This year marks the 31st Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category.

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015

Final Exams

Dec 16, 2015

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

continues through Dec. 18

Finals Week Study Break: Adult Coloring Books

Dec 16, 2015

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$1

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Could you benefit from a play break during to clear your mind during finals week? Drop in and spend some time coloring. There's a new line of coloring books for adults and we have an awesome selection, as well as hundreds of crayons. Grab a friend for a quick get-away!

Biorenewables Poster Symposium

Dec 16, 2015

2:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Sukup Atrium, Biorenewables Complex

free

Bioeconomy Institute Meetings, receptions Student activities

Graduate and undergraduate students will present their research related to biorenewables.

Virtual Summit: Strategically Improving Campus Racial Climates (Module 4 of 4)

Dec 16, 2015

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

View and participate on your own

$25 per module

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

In this module, strategies will be presented for assessing and proactively addressing racial climate problems before they erupt in protest, or lead to marginalization and high attrition rates among students and employees of color.

Thursday, 17 Dec 2015

Final Exams

Dec 17, 2015

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

continues through Dec. 18

Finals Week Study Break: Adult Coloring Books

Dec 17, 2015

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$1

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Could you benefit from a play break during to clear your mind during finals week? Drop in and spend some time coloring. There's a new line of coloring books for adults and we have an awesome selection, as well as hundreds of crayons. Grab a friend for a quick get-away!

Retirement: Ted Huiatt

Dec 17, 2015

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Atrium, Molecular Biology Building

free

Animal Science Department Meetings, receptions

Huiatt is an associate professor in the animal science and biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology departments. A short program will begin at 5 p.m.

Gift Shop Stocking Stuffer Night

Dec 17, 2015

4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

free

Reiman Gardens

Shop for unique items for gifts and stocking stuffers.

Friday, 18 Dec 2015

Final Exams

Dec 18, 2015

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

continues through Dec. 18

Saturday, 19 Dec 2015

Butterfly Blizzard

Dec 19, 2015

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Experience a blizzard of butterflies in Reiman Gardens' Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing! You won't want to miss this opportunity to release your very own butterfly in this tropical, indoor garden.

Commencement reception

Dec 19, 2015

4:00 PM

ISU Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Meetings, receptions Special events

Walk across the parking lot to the Alumni Center immediately following commencement to enjoy a reception for graduates and their families and friends. The reception will include refreshments, photo opportunities, tours of the Alumni Center and gift merchandise for purchase.