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What is featured?

Sunday, 17 Jan 2016

Tennis

Jan 17, 2016

9:00 AM

Forker courts

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. University of Texas, El Paso. In the case of inclement weather, competition will be moved to the Ames Racquet and Fitness, 320 S. 17th Street, Ames.

"Little Dresses for Africa" Volunteer Weekend

Jan 17, 2016

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Free

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Live Green Student activities

We will provide the supplies, but can use the hands of volunteers to assist with making the dresses.

Argentine Tango Practica

Jan 17, 2016

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

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

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance.

Monday, 18 Jan 2016

University holiday

Jan 18, 2016

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Offices closed and classes are recessed.

Crowd-sourced mapping service event

Jan 18, 2016

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

206 Durham

free

Computer Science Department Diversity Special events

The geographic information systems (GIS) facility is holding a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event. Volunteers will help create crowd-sourced maps of the world to help with disaster relief efforts. No experience required. Lunch is provided. Register by Jan. 15 at the email address above with your name, session preference, your computer needs and pizza preference.

"Little Dresses for Africa" Volunteer Weekend

Jan 18, 2016

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Free

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Live Green Student activities

We will provide the supplies, but can use the hands of volunteers to assist with making the dresses.

Ames Community Celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 18, 2016

5:30 PM

Ames Middle School, 3915 Mortensen Road

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Celebrate with song, story and birthday cake. An Ames tradition! After sharing birthday cake, the program begins at 6:30 pm.

Men's basketball

Jan 18, 2016

8:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

Limited availability

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma.

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016

Blood drive

Jan 19, 2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Farm Bureau Pavillion, Kildee Hall

free

Student Organizations Student activities

Donors receive a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. Refreshments will be provided; please eat a healthy meal and drink an extra 16oz of water prior to donating. Call 800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment (use sponsor code "Block and Bridle"); walk-ins are welcome. Sponsored by the ISU Block and Bridle Club.

Wheel Pottery Class

Jan 19, 2016

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $100, Public $110 - includes supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Students will be guided through all aspects of forming bowls, mugs, vases and more on the pottery wheel.

Meeting: Faculty Senate

Jan 19, 2016

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Faculty Senate Meetings, receptions

The Faculty Senate represents the general faculty of Iowa State University and participates in shared governance of the University with the administration. Senate meetings are open to the public.

Workshop: Floral Design Series

Jan 19, 2016

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Learn the basics of floral design while creating beautiful arrangements to take home.

Lecture: The U.S. fight against child abuse, human trafficking and sexual assault

Jan 19, 2016

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"On the Front Lines of the U.S. Fight against Child Abuse, Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault," Ambassador Luis CdeBaca. A graduate of Iowa State, CdeBaca leads the Department of Justice Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART). World Affairs Series

Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016

Fee Payment Deadline

Jan 20, 2016

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Fee payment deadline for spring. First payment (minimum due) or payment in full on AccessPlus.

Behind the Scenes

Jan 20, 2016

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join us for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens related to a monthly topic.

ClubFest II

Jan 20, 2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Great Hall, MU

FREE

Student Activities Center Student activities

ClubFest is an opportunity for students to browse through over 250 clubs and organizations to find out how to GET INVOLVED on campus. Although there are over 800 clubs and orgs on campus, a large sample will have booths with informational hand-outs and giveaways to highlight their club and recruit new members.

Live Webinar: Formative Assessment as a Means of Gauging Student Understanding

Jan 20, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall or view on your own http://www.cirtl.net/events

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Once you have clear learning objectives for students, you can better measure what they know coming into your class, and observe where they are currently. The use of formative assessment as a diagnostic tool helps everyone, by giving students multiple opportunities to practice and self-assess their skills and knowledge in a developmental way before they are actually tested in a high-stakes setting.

Closing reception: "Hyperreal Oculus" exhibition

Jan 20, 2016

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main Street, Ames

free

College of Design Meetings, receptions

Ames artist and ISU alumnus Matt Corones' exhibition, "Hyperreal Oculus," ends on Jan. 20. The exhibition explores imagery that merges design ideas from multiple cultures.

Felted Mittens

Jan 20, 2016

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $37, Public $47 - includes supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Live Green Student activities

Upcycle an old wool sweater into wearable art that's also good for the environment.

Info session: Vermeer International Scholars Program

Jan 20, 2016

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

3505 Memorial Union

free

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics Student activities

Learn about the Vermeer International Scholars Program, a year-long, in-depth leadership experience that includes a $2,000 scholarship and visits to Vermeer companies locally and internationally.

Thursday, 21 Jan 2016

Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

Jan 21, 2016

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Each gathering features a theme as we read books & do cooperative activities & crafts.

Study Abroad Fair

Jan 21, 2016

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Study Abroad Center Diversity Student activities

Talk with directors of ISU programs and affiliate programs that offer a wide range of study abroad options in practically any country in the world.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Convocation

Jan 21, 2016

3:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Come celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and learn how his global vision of equality for everyone remains relevant today. The Advancing One Community Awards will also be presented. Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series.

Info session: Vermeer International Scholars Program

Jan 21, 2016

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

302 Catt Center

free

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics Student activities

Learn about the Vermeer International Scholars Program, a year-long, in-depth leadership experience that includes a $2,000 scholarship and visits to Vermeer companies locally and internationally.

Walk-In Craft: Indigo Dyed Scarf

Jan 21, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$14

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Use Indigo, a natural, vibrant blue dye on a silk or cotton scarf.

Friday, 22 Jan 2016

ISU 4U Promise Mini-Conference

Jan 22, 2016

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

1009 LeBaron Hall

School of Education Conferences Lectures

The ISU 4U Promise Mini-Conference will highlight the work of the many collaborators that work with ISU 4U Promise. Come to learn, reflect and plan for the future of the ISU 4U Promise.

Friday Night PYOP: Mug Night

Jan 22, 2016

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $4 Studio Fee + cost of bisque, Public $5 Studio Fee + cost of bisque

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

We will show you the basics of Paint Your Own Pottery, and then we will fire it within a week for you to come pick up.

Men's hockey

Jan 22, 2016

7:30 PM

Ames/ISU Ice Arena

$10 ($7 students, $5 children)

Hockey Athletics

ISU vs. Iowa (American Collegiate Hockey Association).