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What is featured?

Sunday, 10 Apr 2016

Natural Mask-Making Workshop

Apr 10, 2016

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Make your own mask made from natural materials.

Musical: The Secret Garden

Apr 10, 2016

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults and seniors $24, students $16

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

Mary Lennox's her parents die in a cholera epidemic and she is sent to live in Yorkshire with relatives she has never met. She is unhappy with everything about her. Then, shortly after she arrives, she notices a vine covered wall which surrounds a secret garden. A bird helps her find the key to the door and the next day she discovers the door itself hidden behind the overgrowth. She pushes open the door and her life begins to change.

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.

Lecture: Murmurs at Every Turn: The Natural and Human Migrations of Northern Greece

Apr 10, 2016

7:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Writer Julian Hoffman lives beside the Prespa Lakes in northwestern Greece, the first transboundary park in the Balkans. Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series

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

Reiman Entrepreneurial Speaker Series: Craig Culver

Apr 11, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Ivy College of Business Lectures

Craig Culver, owner of the restaurant franchise that bears his name, will talk about his recipes for success, the home runs they hit over the years and the obstacles that had to be overcome. A luncheon precedes the lecture (preregistration is requested) and a public Q&A will follow.

Lecture: Trans Entrepreneurship and Creating Trans-Inclusive Workplaces

Apr 11, 2016

2:15 PM - 3:40 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

free

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.

Statistics Seminar

Apr 11, 2016

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Snedecor 3105

Free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Lectures

Hua Liang, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, Department of Statistics, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Lotus & Water Lily Propagation Workshop

Apr 11, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Dig in and learn hands-on how to divide and pot up these beautiful plants so that you have more to fill your water garden or share with friends.

Osborn Club Lecture

Apr 11, 2016

6:00 PM

Hach Hall atrium

5:30 p.m. social is $20 ($10 for students); lecture is free

Groups, governance Lectures

Steven Kawaler, professor of physics and astronomy, will present "Starquakes and Exoplanets."

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

Apr 11, 2016

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

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

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.

Lecture: The Role of Insects in Crime Scene Investigations

Apr 11, 2016

8:00 PM

Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

Lecture Series Lectures Special events

"Bugs and Bodies" - Richard W. Merritt, University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, is involved in the field of forensic entomology and assists police departments in crime scene investigations involving insects.

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2016

Registration begins for freshmen: Summer 2016, Fall 2016

Apr 12, 2016

All day

Academic Affairs Academic calendar

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

Lecture: Graduate & Professional Student Senate Research Conference Keynote - Catherine Kling

Apr 12, 2016

12:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Conferences Lectures Student activities

"From Iowa Kid to NAS Member: Where the Study of Economics Has Taken Me" - Catherine Kling is the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) last year.

VPR Workshop: Broader impacts

Apr 12, 2016

4:00 PM

Scheman Building

free

Research Conferences Training, development

Over the past five years, broader impacts have seen increased focus at the National Science Foundation. These sections are playing a major role when funding decisions are made. This workshop will provide an overview of how to successfully incorporate broader impacts into your research proposals, resources that may be found on campus, and an NSF perspective on its importance.

Lecture: The Power of Procrastination

Apr 12, 2016

6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

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

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...

Ames Town & Gown Concert: Musicians from Marlboro

Apr 12, 2016

7:30 PM

Ames City Hall auditorium

$25 (free for students K-12, ISU students with I.D.)

Community activities Arts, performances

Pianist Cynthia Raim, violist Samuel Rhodes (formerly of the Julliard String Quartet), violinists Itamar Xorman and Robin Scott, and cellist Brook Speltz.

Open Mic Night

Apr 12, 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, 13 Apr 2016

Global Food Security Consortium and Everson Seed and Biosafety Symposium

Apr 13, 2016

7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Scheman Building

$50-$140 (free for ISU faculty, staff, students, consortium)

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Conferences

"REAL Sustainability: Real Engagement in Agricultural Livelihoods." International experts will discuss the components necessary for addressing global food and nutrition security. The symposium will offer three sessions: Developing Research Platforms for Sustainable Food Systems; Educating the Workforce for a Dynamic Industry; and Building Capacity through Public-Private Partnerships.

Open house: National Student Employment Week

Apr 13, 2016

7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

ground floor, Beardshear Hall

free

Academic Affairs Meetings, receptions

ISU students who are employed -- whether on or off campus -- are invited to enjoy a free "breakfast to go" and register for door prizes.

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.

Future of Healthy Families Lecture: Carolyn and Philip Cowan

Apr 13, 2016

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

Lecture Series Lectures

Attend the Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair Lecture Series. This series brings together insight from across disciplinary bounds to address how family is defined, the current knowledge on healthy families, and the future of the field. Reception will follow.

Hula Hoop Extravaganza!

Apr 13, 2016

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Event is free. $12 to make a hula hoop,

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

A walk-in craft and hula party on the MU Terrace!

Artful Yoga

Apr 13, 2016

5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. Arrive early for a brief discussion of the new exhibition beginning at 5:15. The practice will begin at 5:30. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat. To reserve your spot, e-mail nancyg@iastate.edu by 3:00 pm on the day of the class.

P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture

Apr 13, 2016

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 0101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Landscape architect and urban designer David Fletcher, founding principal of the award-winning Fletcher Studio in San Francisco and an architecture faculty member at California College of the Arts, will present "Ground Control: Fletcher Studio Recent Work." A reception will follow in the College of Design's Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum.

Performance: Red Green

Apr 13, 2016

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$49.50

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

The man who is known worldwide for his humour, his insight and his wisdom about life and the people one encounters in it, is back with a brand new show..... "I'm Not Old, I'm Ripe!"

Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science

Apr 13, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

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.