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Tuesday, 06 Sep 2016

Workshop: Sustaining Academic Pipeline

Sep 06, 2016

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

College of Human Sciences Diversity

Workshop One: "Transitioning From Graduate Student to Faculty Member for Faculty of Color." Speakers at the event will include: Brian Burt and Sarah Rodriguez, assistant professors in the School of Education; and Shannon Coleman, assistant professor in food science and human nutrition. All are welcome to attend this five-part workshop series.

Wednesday, 07 Sep 2016

POSTPONED: ClubFest

Sep 07, 2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Central campus

free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Due to weather, this event has been rescheduled and moved inside. Come see us Monday, Sept. 12, in the Great Hall, Memorial Union.

Belly Dance Class

Sep 07, 2016

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The Workspace

ISU $50, Public $60

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Ditch the gym and get your steps in with Shiara at Belly Dance! This beautiful art form is great exercise, improves your posture, and more importantly, tons of fun!

Thursday, 08 Sep 2016

Lecture: Recovering Lost Gospels

Sep 08, 2016

6:00 PM

1148 Gerdin Business Building

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Recovering Lost Gospels: Ancient Christianities and Modern Faiths." Andre Gagne (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada) studies the history of biblical interpretation, the New Testament Gospels, and Gnosticism and the Nag Hammadi Library.

Lecture & Performance: On Race, Identity and Self Discovery

Sep 08, 2016

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Arts, performances Diversity Lectures Student activities

Michael Fosberg, who learned in his early thirties his father was African American, presents his autobiographical play Incognito, followed by a discussion about the meaning of race and identity.

Sunday, 11 Sep 2016

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Sep 11, 2016

4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU 5 punches for $35, Public 5 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. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for dancing better. From 5-7pm, the dance floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie and working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Monday, 12 Sep 2016

ClubFest

Sep 12, 2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

ClubFest is an opportunity for students to browse hundreds of the over 850 clubs and organizations to find out how to get involved on campus. A volunteer fair for nonprofit agencies also will be held.

Lecture: Too Creative for Science?

Sep 12, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Ahna Skop, an an associate professor in genetics at University of Wisconsin-Madison, is nationally known for using art to inform her scientific work on the mechanisms of cell division to understand human diseases, such as cancer and age-related disorders.

Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016

P&S Council Seminar

Sep 13, 2016

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gallery Room, Memorial Union

free

Professional and Scientific Council Diversity

Ross Wilburn, ISU Extension and Outreach diversity officer, will discuss multiple topics, including meeting diversity needs through ISU Extension and Outreach programs and in the unit's 100 county offices.

Lecture: Mindfulness & Mental Health

Sep 13, 2016

5:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Douglas Gentile, a research scientist and professor of psychology at Iowa State, discusses how the practice of mindfulness can help people become more resilient and manage stress. Mental Health Expo

Lecture: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom

Sep 13, 2016

6:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Marti MacGibbon is a certified addiction treatment professional, human-trafficking survivor, and standup comic. Her memoir is "Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom."

Wednesday, 14 Sep 2016

Philosophy Reinvented for Social Media: First as Tragedy, Then as Tweet

Sep 14, 2016

6:00 PM

Alliant-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Eric Jarosinski is a former professor of German studies and founding editor of the hugely popular @NeinQuarterly. Part of the Technology, Globalization and Culture Series

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016

Study Abroad Fair

Sep 15, 2016

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Study Abroad Center Diversity Student activities

Learn about interning, studying and volunteering abroad in experiences ranging from one week to one year. Students can enter their names for a chance to win study abroad scholarships.

Lecture: A Wild Life

Sep 15, 2016

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green Student activities

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" and cohost of the Dear Sugar Radio advice podcast.

Friday, 16 Sep 2016

Workshop: Advancing ISU's Women Faculty

Sep 16, 2016

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1204 Kildee Hall

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Conferences Diversity

"Advancing ISU's Women Faculty: Strategies for Being Productive and Getting Recognized." The workshop, designed for tenure and tenure-track women faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will be facilitated by Joy Gaston Gayles, North Carolina State University. Gaston Gyles specializes in diversity and equity issues. A networking lunch will be held following the workshop.

Postponed - Workshop: Inclusive Classroom Faculty Development Workshop

Sep 16, 2016

1:10 PM - 4:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

This program session is postponed we encourage you to register for one of the upcoming program offerings:

Lecture: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Sep 16, 2016

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

130 College of Design

free

College of Design Diversity Lectures

Geneva Gay, professor of education at the University of Washington-Seattle and an international expert in multicultural education, will speak about culturally responsive teaching. She also will facilitate a curriculum development workshop with faculty members from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

Saturday, 17 Sep 2016

WiSE STEM Fest

Sep 17, 2016

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Howe and Sukup halls

free

Program for Women in Science and Engineering Diversity Meetings, receptions

Celebrate 30 years of Women in Science and Engineering with hands-on activities for people of all ages. The public is welcome.

Sunday, 18 Sep 2016

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Sep 18, 2016

4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU 5 punches for $35, Public 5 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. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for dancing better. From 5-7pm, the dance floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie and working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Monday, 19 Sep 2016

Lecture: Latinos Are Not “Spanish”: The Cultural Diversity of Hispanics

Sep 19, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Bobby Gonzalez is a multicultural speaker, storyteller and poet whose work draws on his Native American (Taino) and Puerto Rican roots. Part of Latino Heritage Month

Thursday, 22 Sep 2016

Lecture: In the Heart of the Arab Spring

Sep 22, 2016

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Iowa State students who participated in the Arab Spring in their own country will share their stories. World Affairs Series

Friday, 23 Sep 2016

Discussion Group: Coffee and Crucial Conversations

Sep 23, 2016

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

Coffee and Crucial Conversations will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to dialogue about teaching inclusively at Iowa State University. The intent of these conversations will be to help build a stronger teaching community, create collaborative partnerships, and develop effective teaching practices for meeting the diverse needs of our students.

Sunday, 25 Sep 2016

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Sep 25, 2016

4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU 5 punches for $35, Public 5 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. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for dancing better. From 5-7pm, the dance floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie and working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Monday, 26 Sep 2016

Panel Discussion: Controversy and the U.S. Supreme Court

Sep 26, 2016

6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Dirk Deam, Political Science, and Clark Wolf, Philosophy, will discuss recent Supreme Court rulings.

Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016

Lecture: Catholicism and Islam - Seeking Deeper Understanding

Sep 27, 2016

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Speaker Anne Clifford is the Monsignor James A. Supple chair in Catholic Studies at Iowa State.

Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016

Lecture: Equal Pay for Equal Work - Lilly Ledbetter

Sep 28, 2016

12:00 PM

Oak Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Special events Student activities

Part of the Campaign 2016 Series, providing the university and community with opportunities to question candidates or their surrogates before the November election.

Thursday, 29 Sep 2016

Campus forum

Sep 29, 2016

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

LeBaron Hall auditorium

free

Public Safety Diversity Meetings, receptions

Iowa State's multicultural liaison police officers will host a forum for students, faculty and staff. In light of the increase in violent events around the country, participants are invited to express their frustration, concerns or observations in an open and safe environment.

Lecture: Rethinking the Refugee Crisis

Sep 29, 2016

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Economist Paul Collier is an expert on developing markets and the author of "The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It." Economics Forum & World Affairs Series

Friday, 30 Sep 2016

Lecture: Jesus and Islam

Sep 30, 2016

7:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Diversity Lectures Student activities

Presented by Molhim Bilal, imam of the Iowa City mosque. Hosted by the Muslim Student Association. Refreshments will be available.