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What is featured?

Sunday, 27 Mar 2016

Brunnier in Bloom

Mar 27, 2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Bldg.

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Celebrate spring and the current exhibitions during Brunnier in Bloom, the Museum's annual pairing of beautiful art and fabulous flowers. This event showcases the talents of floral designers as they are challenged to create arrangements inspired by works of art on exhibition in the Brunnier Art Museum.

Monday, 28 Mar 2016

APEX Student Juried Exhibit Submission

Mar 28, 2016

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Gallery, 3rd Floor of the MU

Free

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

The Iowa State Memorial Union is issuing a call for entries for APEX, a student juried art exhibition at the Memorial Union. Students may enter up to three entries in any media. Accepted artwork will be on display March 31-May 1, 2016.

Retirement reception: Marty Spalding

Mar 28, 2016

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Meetings, receptions

Marty Spalding is retiring from his position as associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and from the faculty of the genetics, development and cell biology department. A short program will begin at 2:15 p.m.

Statistics Seminar

Mar 28, 2016

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

Statistics Department Lectures

General Glivenko-Cantelli Theorems, Professor Krishna Athreya, Iowa State University, Ames

Lecture: Movement BE - Tell Your Story

Mar 28, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Nate Howard founded Movement BE, a non-profit organization that creates curriculum to help young people discover themselves and challenge the status quo through poetry.

Lecture: The Illusion of Free Will and Its Impact on Moral Responsibility

Mar 28, 2016

7:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Atheist activist August Berkshire will discuss the ramifications of a natural universe without gods or free will, in which evolution shapes our thoughts and actions.

Paint Your Own Pottery Beyond Basics Class

Mar 28, 2016

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $30, Public $40 - includes supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn techniques and tricks that will take your painted bisque from basic to looking like a pro.

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2016

Registration begins for juniors: Summer 2016, Fall 2016

Mar 29, 2016

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

First day of assigned Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 registration dates for students projected as juniors. Hours for AccessPlus registration are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday--Saturday, and most Sundays.

NSF CAREER grants workshop

Mar 29, 2016

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ensminger room, Kildee Hall

free

Research Office Conferences Training, development

Recent CAREER Grant awardees will talk about their experiences in developing their proposals, including their plans for the broader impacts, evaluation, and other requirements of this program. The speakers will provide some tips and recommendations, and participants will have time to ask questions.

Research in the Capitol

Mar 29, 2016

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Iowa Capitol rotunda, 1007 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines

free

University Honors Program Conferences Student activities

ISU students, along with undergraduates from the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa, will display posters and describe their research to legislators, reporters and top university administrators, serving as ambassadors to convey the depth and variety of research being done at Iowa State.

Seminar: Strategies for Incorporating Game-Based Learning into the Scholarship of Teaching

Mar 29, 2016

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

In this session, Dr. Matthew Schmidt will share his experience of using GBL in his courses and research. And how he uses his teaching experience as a research opportunity. The presentation will focus on challenges and highlights of research on teaching with GBL. Potential strategies for finding appropriate outlets for publication and collaboration plan will also be discussed.

Open forum: Human Sciences dean candidate

Mar 29, 2016

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room 0210 Bessey Hall

free

Academic Affairs Meetings, receptions

Information about the candidate will be shared on Thursday, March 24. There are three finalists interviewing on campus for the dean's post.

Walk-In Craft: Natural Stone Earrings

Mar 29, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$10

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Combine sterling silver and natural stones to make a beautiful pair of earrings.

Lecture: Exploring Agriculture through Performance Art

Mar 29, 2016

7:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Hands to Earth" - Cherie Sampson is a visual artist and dancer who creates multi-media videos and installations focusing on ecology and agriculture.

Lecture: Designing the Future

Mar 29, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Technology in 2025: Designing the Future." Technological futurist Brian David Johnson talks about what technology, and its intersection with multiple areas of work and society, could mean for the future. National Affairs Series.

Open Mic Night

Mar 29, 2016

8:00 PM

The M-Shop

FREE

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Open mic night gives students the chance to show off their talents to their fellow students. Many are musicians, comedians, and poets. So come on out and show us what kind of talents you have. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Wednesday, 30 Mar 2016

Softball

Mar 30, 2016

2:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Indiana State.

Softball

Mar 30, 2016

4:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Indiana State.

Avant-garde in the Cornfields: Modern Architecture, Landscape and Preservation in New Harmony

Mar 30, 2016

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Architect and historian Michelangelo Sabatino will talk about a new book he co-edited on the community of New Harmony, Indiana, which since its founding in 1814 has been the epicenter of experiments in communal living, education, religion and science.

Enameled Beads Class

Mar 30, 2016

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $30, Public $40 - includes supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Enameling (using heat to fuse powdered glass to metal) creates a fabulous splash of color for jewelry.

Town Hall: What's the Future of the American Dream?

Mar 30, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Join futurist Brian David Johnson for a conversation about the future of the American dream, a year-long project timed to overlap with the 2016 presidential campaign. National Affairs Series

Walk-In Belly Dance

Mar 30, 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.

Thursday, 31 Mar 2016

Info meeting: International scholarships for U.S. students

Mar 31, 2016

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

3228 Memorial Union

free

University Honors Program Meetings, receptions Student activities

Students of all majors and years are invited to attend an informational meeting on nationally competitive international fellowships. ISU representatives for the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates-Cambridge, Boren, Fulbright, Critical Language and Rotary scholarships will describe these prestigious and highly competitive international awards, their selection criteria and the types of study, activities and/or research each supports.

Retirement reception: Nera Davis

Mar 31, 2016

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 223 Atanasoff Hall

free

Computer Science Department Meetings, receptions

Nera Davis, a clerk in the computer science department. is retiring after 22 years of service at Iowa State, the last 14 in computer science.

Lecture: Inventing the Bio-based Vehicle at Ford

Mar 31, 2016

4:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Returning to Our Roots" - Deborah Mielewski is the Senior Technical Leader of Sustainable Materials and Plastics Research at Ford Motor Company and initiated their biomaterials program in 2001.

Retirement reception: Steve Harder

Mar 31, 2016

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium stage

free

Iowa State Center Meetings, receptions

Steve Harder, technical director for the Stephens and Fisher theaters, is retiring after 45 years of service to the Iowa State Center.

Open forum: Strategic plan

Mar 31, 2016

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

Office of the President Meetings, receptions

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to offer comments on the draft of Iowa State's next strategic plan. The new plan will guide university planning and activities from fiscal years 2017 through 2022.

Made in the Shade Class Series

Mar 31, 2016

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Learn about shade gardening with Reiman Gardens' Director, Ed Lyon.

Lecture: Preventing Falls in Older Adults

Mar 31, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Debbie Rose directs the Center for Successful Aging at California State University, Fullerton, and is internationally recognized for her work in the area of fall risk reduction. The Pease Family Scholar in Kinesiology.

Film & Discussion: We Are Survivors

Mar 31, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Vanessa McNeal, an Iowa State alum and survivor of familial sexual abuse and sexual assault, will provide opening remarks before introducing her 15-minute film, "We Are Survivors." Sexual Assault Awareness Month