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Saturday, 09 Apr 2016

Day of Insects

Apr 09, 2016

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Our annual Day of Insects brings together professionals, academics, advocates and enthusiasts of all levels from across the country to explore and celebrate entomology.

Undergraduate Conference: Transforming Gender and Society

Apr 09, 2016

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Union


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Conferences

Join undergraduate students and faculty from the women's, gender and sexuality studies programs around the state of Iowa. Conference presentations include topics such as original research, creative work, pedagogy, activism and thematic discussions. Presentations will draw from cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge issues in the field of feminist scholarship and praxis.

Volleyball: Spring Tournament

Apr 09, 2016

10:00 AM

Hilton Coliseum


Athletics Athletics

Annual spring tournament. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.; use south entrance only. All matches will be two-sets to 25 points, and win by two points.

AMS Elementary Science Fair

Apr 09, 2016

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1420 Molecular Biology Building

Student Activities 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.

Performance: Aldo Leopold, A Standard of Change

Apr 09, 2016

2:00 PM

South Ballroom, ISU Alumni Center


Research Arts, performances

"Aldo Leopold, A Standard of Change" is a one-man, one-act play written by and starring Jim Pfitzer. Set in one evening in and around the famous Wisconsin Shack that inspired much of his writing, "A Standard of Change" explores the influences and challenges that led Aldo Leopold to penning some of the most important essays in his book "A Sand County Almanac."

Exhibition Reception: Of More Than Ordinary Significance

Apr 09, 2016

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gallery 181 and Lightfoot Forum, College of Design


College of Design Meetings, receptions

Reception celebrating the exhibition of artwork by 23 students who will receive BFA degrees in integrated studio arts this year.

The Fashion Show

Apr 09, 2016

7:00 PM

C.Y. Stephens Auditorium

College of Human Sciences 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.

Musical: The Secret Garden

Apr 09, 2016

7:30 PM - 10:00 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.

Penny and Sparrow

Apr 09, 2016

9:00 PM


$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.