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Friday, 01 Apr 2016

Friday Night PYOP: Mandalas

Apr 01, 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 Diversity 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.

Global Gala

Apr 01, 2016

7:00 PM

Iowa State Memorial Union

Free

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Global Gala is the annual event that honors the unique cultural organizations represented at Iowa State.

Sunday, 03 Apr 2016

International Food Fair

Apr 03, 2016

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

Admission $3 ($2 in advance); food tickets 50 cents

International Student Council Diversity Student activities

Sixteen international student organizations will participate in this annual event, sharing food items from their home cultures.

Argentine Tango Practica

Apr 03, 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 Diversity Student activities

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

Monday, 04 Apr 2016

Lecture: Soul Food Love

Apr 04, 2016

7:00 PM

0101 Carver Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Alice Randall is a New York Times bestselling novelist, award-winning songwriter, and an innovative food activist.

Tuesday, 05 Apr 2016

Lecture: National Poetry Month Readings

Apr 05, 2016

7:00 PM

Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

National Book Award finalist Ada Limon and Iowa State instructor and poet Jennifer Knox read from their work.

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2016

Lecture: Beal Lecture in Rural Sociology

Apr 06, 2016

7:00 PM

Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

"The Geography of Inequality: Local Governments and Community Well-Being across America" - Linda Labao is a professor in Rural Sociology, Sociology, and Geography at The Ohio State University's School of Environment and Natural Resources

Richard Thompson Memorial Lecture: The Education of Indians and Unfinished Business

Apr 06, 2016

7:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Norbert S. Hill, Jr., (Oneida Nation) is the Area Manager for Education and Training for the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin.

Walk-In Belly Dance

Apr 06, 2016

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

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

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

A Delsarte based approach to Middle Eastern (Belly) Dance in the style of award winning performer Shiara.

Lecture: ISIS, Jihadist Violence, and the Quest for an Idealized Islamic State

Apr 06, 2016

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean's Lecture Series Michael Christopher Low, Department of History, will reframe the discussion of ISIS against the backdrop of more than a half century of unsuccessful jihadist attempts to topple repressive dictatorships and secular states in the Middle East.

Thursday, 07 Apr 2016

Lecture: Christian Sexual Ethics at the End of Days

Apr 07, 2016

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Richard McCarty, an associate professor of religious studies at Mercyhurst University, studies religious perspectives on human relationships and sexual ethics.

Sunday, 10 Apr 2016

Argentine Tango Practica

Apr 10, 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 Diversity Student activities

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

The Asia Project

Apr 10, 2016

7:00 PM

M-Shop

free

Student Union Board Diversity Special events Student activities

Free Spoken Group Performance: The Asia Project is the story of Asia Samson, a cancer survivor who was won audiences throughout the country with a spoken word show that has been nothing less than an honest and genuine testimony of his life- a spoken word show that is always inspiring, sometimes gut-wrenching, and most often times comical buffoonery.

Monday, 11 Apr 2016

Lecture: Trans Entrepreneurship and Creating Trans-Inclusive Workplaces

Apr 11, 2016

2:15 PM - 3:40 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Angelica Ross is the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a company that empowers trans and gender-nonconforming people through on-the-job training in leadership and workplace skills.

Film & Discussion: The PhD Movie 2 - Piled Higher and Deeper

Apr 11, 2016

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Film Screening & Conversation with PhD Comics creator Jorge Cham. Part of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate Research Conference

Lecture: Empowering Transgender Lives

Apr 11, 2016

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Angelica Ross is a leader in the movement for trans and racial equality. Named "1st Foot Soldier of the Year" in 2015 by Melissa Harris Perry, Ross is the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a company that empowers trans and gender-nonconforming people through on-the-job training in leadership and workplace skills.

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2016

Lecture: The Power of Procrastination

Apr 12, 2016

6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Jorge Cham is the creator of PHD Comics, including "Piled Higher and Deeper," a comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia. He also produced the PhD Movies. Part of the Graduate & Professional Student Senate Research Conference

Documentary & Discussion: The History of Yoga

Apr 12, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Yoga has established itself as an effective alternative therapy across the world, yet few people know of it's philosophical and historical origins. The History of Yoga takes you through a 6,000 year developmental history of yoga, from the times of Harappa Civilization to the Medieval Ages to the 19th century, when modern science shed new light on the potential of yoga. The film crew traveled 35,000 km - across India, Nepal, Europe...

Wednesday, 13 Apr 2016

ArtWalk: Exploring the Treasures of Our Cultural Diversity

Apr 13, 2016

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Multicultural Center, Memorial Union

free

University Museums Arts, performances Diversity

"I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides, and my windows to be stifled. I want all the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house, as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any." -Mohandas K. Gandhi. Join University Museums as we celebrate and examine the variety and scope of the stories told and represented through our campus art.

Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science

Apr 13, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Our Divided Political Heart: Campaign 2016," E.J. Dionne writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics for the Washington Post and is widely admired for his insights into the polarization of our national politics.

Sunday, 17 Apr 2016

Argentine Tango Practica

Apr 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 Diversity Student activities

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

Monday, 18 Apr 2016

Documentary & Discussion: White People

Apr 18, 2016

6:00 PM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"White People" is a first-of-its-kind documentary exploring whiteness and the intersection of race and immigration in an increasingly diverse America. It was produced, directed and hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas as part of MTV's Emmy Award-winning Look Different Campaign. (41 min)

Tuesday, 19 Apr 2016

P&S Council Seminar Series

Apr 19, 2016

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

Professional and Scientific Council Diversity Lectures Training, development

"It Matters What Staff Say, Too," Denise Williams-Klotz, multicultural student affairs; and Katie Davidson, College of Veterinary Medicine. The seminar will be webcast live and archived for later viewing.

Future of Healthy Families Lecture: Deb Cassidy

Apr 19, 2016

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Deborah Cassidy is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016

Lecture: The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Apr 20, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

James Gelvin is a professor of Middle Eastern history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of "Divided Loyalties: Nationalism and Mass Politics in Syria at the Close of Empire."

Sunday, 24 Apr 2016

Argentine Tango Practica

Apr 24, 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 Diversity Student activities

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