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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.

Glass Beads Beyond Basics: Florals

Apr 03, 2016

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $22, Public $32 - Includes Supplies

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Hone your skills and create three very different kinds of floral beads.

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: Climate Change, Ontology & Urbanization

Apr 04, 2016

5:00 PM

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building, Iowa State Center

free

ISU Lecture Series Conferences Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Airquakes: Climate Change, Atmosphere & Urbanization." Keynote Lecture, Center for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities Symposium "What Is the Urban?" Albert Pope is the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture at Rice University.

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

Symposium: Undergraduate research and creative expression

Apr 05, 2016

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Union

free

University Honors Program Conferences Student activities

A day-long celebration of undergraduate research that brings students from all academic disciplines together to share their work with the university community, families and guests through oral presentation sessions in a conference-style environment. Free registration for any ISU undergraduate involved in mentored research; application deadline is Feb. 12.

Visioning Board Workshop

Apr 05, 2016

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $20, Public $30

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn to tap into your intuition by observing the subtle, deeper aspects of your experience so it can guide your choices.

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.

Panel Discussion: Iowa Farmers on Sustainability

Apr 05, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Farming for the Long Term." Three Iowa farmers share practical solutions and personal experiences with conservation and sustainable agriculture practices. The Shivvers Memorial Lecture.

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2016

Exhibit Reception for Focus and APEX

Apr 06, 2016

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Pioneer Room and Gallery in the MU

Free

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

See the final two art student art exhibits of this year at the MU

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.

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe

Apr 06, 2016

10:00 PM

M-Shop

$1

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival is Iowa State University's student comedy, improv group. Holding shows on some Wednesday nights, you can come and laugh to your hearts content at the Mojos, and with the Mojos.

Thursday, 07 Apr 2016

Walk-In Craft: Paper Marbling

Apr 07, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$8

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Love paper crafts? Learn a new way to make beautiful paper to use in cards, artwork, scrapbooking, or just for fun.

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.

Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture

Apr 07, 2016

7:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

"Your Future Is Short. Don't Waste It Working for Someone Else," Roger Underwood, entrepreneur and former CEO of Becker Underwood.

Brandy Clark

Apr 07, 2016

8:00 PM

M-Shop

$15 Students / $20 Public

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Brandy Clark has been rapidly gaining fans and attention the past few years. Named MusicRow magazine's 2014 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Clark signed to Warner Bros. Records after her debut album, 12 Stories, was released to widespread critical acclaim in October 2013.

Friday, 08 Apr 2016

Friday Night PYOP: Saturday Morning Cartoons

Apr 08, 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.

Keith Scott

Apr 08, 2016

9:00 PM

M-Shop

$8 Students / $10 Public

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Keith Scott is one of Chicago's most vibrant musicians. For the past 20 years he's built his reputation as a sizzling blues guitarist, dynamic performer, noteworthy songwriter and bandleader.

Saturday, 09 Apr 2016

AMS Elementary Science Fair

Apr 09, 2016

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1420 Molecular Biology Building

Student Organizations Student activities

Iowa State's student chapter of the American Meteorological Society is hosting a science fair for first through fifth graders. Students may create a poster or presentation about a science project (does not have to be meteorological) to present before a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place finishes. Register online by April 3.

The Fashion Show

Apr 09, 2016

7:00 PM

C.Y. Stephens Auditorium

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Arts, performances Special events Student activities

The Fashion Show 2016, one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation, is in it's 34th year and will feature more than 150 student-designed garments on the runway and in mounted exhibitions.

Penny and Sparrow

Apr 09, 2016

9:00 PM

M-Shop

$10 Students / $12 Public

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

While the instrumentation in each of their three albums - Creature (2011), Tenboom (2013), Struggle Pretty (2014) - may differ, Penny & Sparrow has garnered a reputation of blending sincere lyrics with haunting melodies and harmonies in every song. The raw and emotive quality of their songs has been known to push crowds to near silence for an entire set.