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What is featured?

Friday, 31 Mar 2017

3rd annual Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Symposium

Mar 31, 2017

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

free

Graduate College Conferences

The symposium features speakers, a poster session highlighting graduate and undergraduate student research, and a complimentary breakfast, lunch and coffee break. There will be time for the speakers to interact with students. In addition to sharing their research, speakers are invited to discuss their journey and offer advice to students who would like to pursue a career in academia. Livestream available online or by phone; details below.

Workshop: Fundraising for Success

Mar 31, 2017

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Dr., Ames

$20

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics Diversity Training, development

Ready to Run Iowa is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign or become involved in public life as leaders in their respective communities. Fee includes workshop materials, a parking pass and light refreshments. Registration is required.

Lawnmower Service Days

Mar 31, 2017

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

west side of Sukup Hall

$35 ($50 riding mower, $15 weed eater)

Agriculture Systems Technology Club Student activities

Sponsored by members of the Agriculture Systems Technology Club. This is a routine maintenance service; no major repairs. Continues April 1 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.).

Workshop: Campaign Messaging and the Media

Mar 31, 2017

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Dr., Ames

$20

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics Diversity Training, development

Ready to Run Iowa is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign or become involved in public life as leaders in their respective communities. Fee includes workshop materials, a parking pass and light refreshments. Registration is required.

Retirement reception: Mike Hamilton

Mar 31, 2017

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

0162 General Services Building

free

Facilities Planning and Management Meetings, receptions

Mike Hamilton, manager of computer support services in Facilities Planning and Management, is retiring. A program will begin at 3 p.m.

Faces of Iowa State LIVE Portrait Painting - Monica Lursen

Mar 31, 2017

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

0003 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

University Museums, Iowa State University, is pleased to announce the live painting of 16 portraits by celebrated Iowa artist Rose Frantzen. The portrait painting sessions will take place during a March 29 through April 6, 2017 residency in the lower gallery of the Christian Petersen Art Museum, 0003 Morrill Hall, on central campus. All portrait sessions will be open to the public to watch Frantzen's artistic process evolve.

Tennis

Mar 31, 2017

3:00 PM

Forker courts (weather permitting)

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Baylor. In the case of inclement weather, competition will be moved to Life Time Fitness, 11911 Hickman Rd., Urbandale. Check the Cyclone tennis website for location updates.

ISU Innovation Prize Competition

Mar 31, 2017

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

ISU Research Park, Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place

free

Centers and Institutes Conferences

The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and the ISU Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative are sponsoring the first ISU Innovation Prize, a free incentive competition open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.

Walk-In Paint Your Own Pottery: Bubble Painting

Mar 31, 2017

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace

Studio fee ($4 ISU, $5 public), plus cost of bisque

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Sort of like blowing bubbles when you were a kid, but we do it with a straw and paint.

Closing Reception: Rome Beneath the Surface Exhibition

Mar 31, 2017

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gallery 181 and Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

free

College of Design Meetings, receptions

Reception celebrating the "Rome Beneath the Surface: Inspiration from a City of Layers" exhibition of work by 52 ISU College of Design students who studied in Italy with the college's Rome Program in fall 2016.

Global Gala

Mar 31, 2017

6:30 PM

The Great Hall in the Memorial Union

Free!

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Live Green Student activities

This annual event honors the unique cultural organizations represented at Iowa State. Through performance, costume and food, experience the customs and traditions of our diverse population in Ames.

Cyclone Cinema: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Mar 31, 2017

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

The Student Union Board presents Cyclone Cinema! Showings are FREE in Carver 101 at 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Musical: Little Women

Mar 31, 2017

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

Adults $21, seniors $19, students $14

Theatre Arts, performances

"We must promise to remain just as we are. Solid like a fortress. No matter what happens, we must promise it will always be the four March sisters forever."