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Friday, 21 Apr 2017

Earth Day Celebration

Apr 21, 2017

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Parks Library lawn


Live Green Submissions Live Green

Celebrate Earth Day with ISU and the Ames community. Activities include bike and longboard tune-ups, food and sustainability-minded giveaways.

Workshop: Do You Know What They Know? STEM researcher shows how questions reveal student thinking

Apr 21, 2017

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall


Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Using test answers to gauge student understanding of important concepts in undergraduate STEM courses can be misleading. How do you know your students really "got" what you were teaching? How can the format of your test questions reveal misunderstandings and teach you what the students know?

Workshop: Building National Institutes of Health Budgets

Apr 21, 2017

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

2532 Veterinary Medicine


Research Office Training, development

An introduction to NIH modular budgets, budget and personnel justifications, and other agency specific requirements. This session is intended for grant coordinators and beginning researchers who will be submitting NIH proposals.

Airfield Theater: Kite Picnic and Performance

Apr 21, 2017

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

ISU Cross Country Course


College of Design Special events

Sixteen students in architecture Assistant Professor Firat Erdim's spring 2017 "AeroStudio" -- an advanced interdisciplinary option studio -- will fly kites they've designed and fabricated in class at this special event.

Retirement reception: Sharon Colletti

Apr 21, 2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Food Sciences Building atrium

Centers and Institutes Meetings, receptions

Sharon Colletti, Center for Crops Utilization Research, is retiring.

Retirement reception: Tom Rudolphi

Apr 21, 2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1235 Howe Hall


Aerospace Engineering Meetings, receptions

Tom Rudolphi, professor of aerospace engineering, is retiring.


Apr 21, 2017

3:00 PM

Forker courts (weather permitting)


Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma. 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.

Recognition reception: Michael Bugeja

Apr 21, 2017

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building


Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Meetings, receptions

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will recognize Bugeja's 14 years of distinguished service as director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. A short program will begin at 3:50 p.m.

Reception: Biorenewables Art Competition

Apr 21, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Lobby, Biorenewables Research Laboratory


Bioeconomy Institute Arts, performances Meetings, receptions Student activities

This 8th annual competition is a collaboration between the Bioeconomy Institute and the College of Design's integrated studio arts program. Award winners will be announced during a 4:15 p.m. program.

Walk-In Paint Your Own Pottery: Tiki Party

Apr 21, 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

We've got luau party music and leis to welcome you to our space.

Lecture: MFA Program in Writing & the Environment Alumni Festival

Apr 21, 2017

5:00 PM

Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Avenue


Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Home Voices," part of the Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series. Participants include Lauren Alleyne, Lindsay Tigue, Melissa Sevigny, and Lucas Southworth.

Cyclone Cinema: Sing

Apr 21, 2017

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101


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!

Fourth annual 'Trashion' Show

Apr 21, 2017

7:05 PM

Serenity Couture, North Grand Mall


Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Arts, performances Live Green

Hosted by students in AESHM 222, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving, to bring awareness to environmental issues hurting the planet. Students have created garments from recycled materials such as newspaper, plastic bottles, school supplies, fast food packaging and even parking tickets. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Concert: ISU Wind Ensemble

Apr 21, 2017

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building

$5 for adults / $3 for students

Music Department Arts, performances

Under the direction of Michael Golemo, the 60-member Wind Ensemble performs works for smaller chamber ensembles to the full ensemble.

Performance: The Tempest

Apr 21, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:55 PM

Fisher Theater

Adults $18, seniors $16, students $11

Theatre Arts, performances

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep."

ISU AfterDark

Apr 21, 2017

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM



Student Union Board Student activities

ISU AfterDark is a student group that plans late night events throughout the semester. All activities are free for students and the public! Come enjoy the fun!

ISU AfterDark Crafts

Apr 21, 2017

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

The Workspace


Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

ISU students are invited to the MU for free late-night activities held three times a semester.