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What is featured?

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017

Celebrating the Reformation

Oct 15, 2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

free

General Events Conferences

The program will feature speakers Pati Kachel, The Parable Fund in Minnesota ("Katie Luther: Here I Stand"); Rev. Don Rothweiler, retired Lutheran pastor, Ankeny ("Martin Luther: The Quest for a Gracious God"); and Dr. Paul Maier, professor emeritus of ancient history and former campus pastor, Western Michigan University ("History and Impact of the Reformation"). Vocalists Simon Estes and the Ames Children's Choir will perform.

Lyrica Women's Choir

Oct 15, 2017

3:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building

$5 tickets available at the door

Music Department Arts, performances

Lyrica Women's Choir is directed by Kathleen Rodde.

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Oct 15, 2017

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance.

Monday, 16 Oct 2017

Artwork Drop-off for Studies in Creativity Student Juried Exhibit

Oct 16, 2017

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Student activities

ISU Students are invited to submit artwork for consideration for the Studies in Creativity Exhibit. Students of any major can drop off up to 3 artworks in any media. Chosen artwork will be on display in the Gallery October 19 - December 11.

Pumpkin Carving

Oct 16, 2017

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Monday through Friday, October 16-20 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Join Reiman Gardens anytime Monday through Friday for a spooky good time and help us carve pumpkins. The 650 pumpkins will then go on display as lit jack-o-lanterns for our Jack-O-Lantern Walk, a part of our Spirits in the Gardens event, on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22.

Workshop: The Pedagogy of Canvas Quizzes

Oct 16, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Participants will learn how to use Quizzes in Canvas. The workshop will focus on practical ways to customize Quiz Settings as well as create and administer Quizzes with a variety of question types to accommodate specific learning situations. Quiz Moderation and Analytics will be also explored.

Campus forum: New student onboarding

Oct 16, 2017

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Meetings, receptions

Learn about a campus-wide task force studying new student onboarding practices. Updates on its work and opportunities to assist with subcommittee work will be discussed.

Research Workshop: Communicating Your Research and Scholarship

Oct 16, 2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

Research Office Training, development

"The Story Collider: Communicating Your Research and Scholarship Using Narrative." This presentation will develop participants' ability to tell personal stories and apply storytelling craft and theory to communication challenges facing their team. Participants will learn about narrative structure, identifying and developing story leads, improving performance, and connecting to audiences.

Workshop: The Pedagogy of Canvas Quizzes

Oct 16, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

032 Parks Library

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Participants will learn how to use Quizzes in Canvas. The workshop will focus on practical ways to customize Quiz Settings as well as create and administer Quizzes with a variety of question types to accommodate specific learning situations. Quiz Moderation and Analytics will be also explored.

Sugar Skull Embroidery Workshop

Oct 16, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $25, Public $35- (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Choose from several patterns and personalize with your color choices. Those new to stitching will learn the basic embroidery stitches. If you know the basics, try some fancy stitches to add to your repertoire.

Norman Borlaug Lecture: World Food Prize Laureate Akinwumi Adesina

Oct 16, 2017

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

"Betting on Africa to Feed the World," Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank and Nigeria's former Minister of Agriculture (2011-15), is the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017

Pumpkin Carving

Oct 17, 2017

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Monday through Friday, October 16-20 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Join Reiman Gardens anytime Monday through Friday for a spooky good time and help us carve pumpkins. The 650 pumpkins will then go on display as lit jack-o-lanterns for our Jack-O-Lantern Walk, a part of our Spirits in the Gardens event, on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22.

Workshop: Accessibility in Canvas

Oct 17, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This workshop will focus on general accessibility practices that are available within Canvas courses. Accessibility and usability strategies are key to building successful courses for all users.

Campus forum: New student onboarding

Oct 17, 2017

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

Dean of Students Office Meetings, receptions

Learn about a campus-wide task force studying new student onboarding practices. Updates on its work and opportunities to assist with subcommittee work will be discussed.

Panel: Miller Faculty Fellowship Superstars

Oct 17, 2017

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Curious about how to create, submit, and resubmit a Miller grant and scholarship? Sara Marcketti, Associate Director, CELT has assembled a panel of superstars to show you examples and guide you through their lived experiences with the Miller process. Participants will leave this session well prepared to apply.

Faculty development workshop: Mentoring Graduate Students

Oct 17, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Academic Affairs Training, development

For faculty who mentor graduate students. Best practices for working with graduate students will be discussed by Graduate College dean William Graves and Ann Marie Fiore, University Professor in apparel, events and hospitality management. Registration requested.

Workshop: Accessibility in Canvas

Oct 17, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

032 Parks LIbrary

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This workshop will focus on general accessibility practices that are available within Canvas courses. Accessibility and usability strategies are key to building successful courses for all users.

Floral Design Series: October

Oct 17, 2017

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Bring your Halloween gathering back to life with a ghoulish tabletop display featuring fall colors and creepy couture!

Panel: "So Like, Can You Do It?" Disability and Sexuality

Oct 17, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Lectures Student activities

The Alliance for Disability Awareness is hosting a student panel on disability and sexuality. We are here to answer questions you may have about how we do things, how sex with a disability is different, the effects of disability on the development of sexuality and how the disability identity impacts relationships. Part of Disability Awareness Week.

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017

Registration begins for Spring 2018

Oct 18, 2017

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

First day of assigned Spring 2018 registration dates for students in the College of Veterinary Medicine and students in the Graduate College. Hours for AccessPlus registration are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday-Saturday

Registration for Seniors: Spring 2018

Oct 18, 2017

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

Seniors graduating Spring 2018 should submit a Graduation Application after registering for final course work. Submit via AccessPlus (student tab, graduation, application).

Pumpkin Carving

Oct 18, 2017

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Monday through Friday, October 16-20 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Join Reiman Gardens anytime Monday through Friday for a spooky good time and help us carve pumpkins. The 650 pumpkins will then go on display as lit jack-o-lanterns for our Jack-O-Lantern Walk, a part of our Spirits in the Gardens event, on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22.

Canvas Countdown: Ready for Awesome? Canvas is here!

Oct 18, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lobby of Parks Library

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Student activities

Students will have the opportunity to meet with our Canvas representative and CELT team. Canvas demos and limited edition Canvas swag will be available.

Information session: Digital Accessibility

Oct 18, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

206 Durham

free

Training Courses Training, development

"Legal Update on Digital Accessibility." An overview of the so-called "508 refresh," pertaining to the federal Communication Act. Presenters will also discuss the most recent trends in digital accessibility law.

Workshop: Groups and Collaborative Work in Canvas

Oct 18, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

032 Parks Library

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Instructors can create groups for students to collaborate on group Assignments and Discussions, use Web-conferencing, and Collaborations for online projects. Participants will reflect on demonstrations exemplifying how active learning, collaboration and cooperation can be supported through Canvas' integrated tools.

Behind the Scenes

Oct 18, 2017

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$10 (free for members and volunteers)

Reiman Gardens

Join staff each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens.

Gold Star Training for faculty and staff

Oct 18, 2017

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Training, development

ISU faculty and staff are invited to learn tips and strategies aimed at serving student veterans, military personnel and their families. RSVP is appreciated.

Workshop: Groups and Collaborative Work in Canvas

Oct 18, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Instructors can create groups for students to collaborate on group Assignments and Discussions, use Web-conferencing, and Collaborations for online projects. Participants will reflect on demonstrations exemplifying how active learning, collaboration and cooperation can be supported through Canvas' integrated tools.

Ice cream social

Oct 18, 2017

5:00 PM

Student Services Building, Lobby

free

Dean of Students Office Meetings, receptions Student activities

Enjoy ice cream and sherbet. Part of Disability Awareness Week.