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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Comedy Night w/ Dan Gill

Mar 31, 2016

9:00 PM

M-Shop

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Dan Gill is an actor and comedian hailing from Coralville, Iowa. Recently, he has been seen on the big-screen starring along Kevin Hart in the Wedding Ringer.

Friday, 01 Apr 2016

Focus Grant Applications Due

Apr 01, 2016

All day

Student Activities Center, Room 1560 at the MU

Free

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Calling all artists, writer, musicians and performers! Apply for Focus funding and bring your great ideas to reality. Grants up to $600 for projects that can be exhibited, performed, projected or read. Opens to currently enrolled ISU students.

Lecture: Trend Forecasting - Fashion Show Judge Lorynn Divita

Apr 01, 2016

4:00 PM

Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Dr. Lorynn Divita, associate professor of apparel merchandising at Baylor University, discusses trend forecasting as it applies to fashion, accessories, and beauty products, including skincare and makeup.

April Craft of the Month: Watercolor Quotes

Apr 01, 2016

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$5

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Use masking fluid to write out a movie quote, song lyrics, or a sassy phrase on special paper. Then paint layers of watercolor washes over your design.

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.

Christopher the Conquered

Apr 01, 2016

9:00 PM

M-Shop

$5 Students / $10 Public

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Des Moines, Iowa's Christopher the Conquered (Christopher Ford) has been sitting behind the keys and saying what he can say since he released his debut album I Guess That's What We're Dying For... in 2007.