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Wednesday, 01 Nov 2017

Graduate College students: cancel graduation

Nov 01, 2017

All day

Academic Affairs Academic calendar

Graduate College: last day for graduate students to cancel graduation through AccessPlus without being assessed a nonrefundable graduation fee.

Graduate College: oral examinations

Nov 01, 2017

All day

Academic Affairs Academic calendar

Graduate College: Last day to submit the Request for Final Oral Exam form for Fall 2017 graduation.

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Nov 01, 2017

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

Groups, governance Meetings, receptions

The P&S Council is a representative body elected by, and responsible to, Professional and Scientific employees at Iowa State University. Meetings are open to the public.

Macro Photo 101

Nov 01, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

4-session program beginning Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. (NO CLASS 11/22). This four-part workshop will cover the basics of macro photography including equipment and how to use it, depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject and tips and tricks.

Fine dining dinner: College Classics, Reinvented

Nov 01, 2017

6:30 PM

Tearoom, 23A MacKay Hall

$30 ($35 with wine)

College of Human Sciences Special events

One of three themed dinners hosted this semester by students in hospitality management 487/587: Fine Dining Event Management. Reservations are required.

Concert: ISU Wind and Percussion ensembles

Nov 01, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

Michael Golemo is the conductor of the Wind Ensemble; Jonathan Sharp is the conductor of the Percussion Ensemble.

Lecture: The Economy and You, Separating the Facts from the Fiction

Nov 01, 2017

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Peter Dunn is a personal finance expert known as Pete the Planner with a USA Today financial advice column and The Million Dollar Plan Podcast. He is the founder of Advanced Planning Solutions, a financial education firm, and author of 10 books.

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe

Nov 01, 2017

10:00 PM

M-Shop

$1

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival is Iowa State University's student comedy, improv group. Holding shows on some Wednesday nights, you can come and laugh to your hearts content at the Mojos, and with the Mojos.

Thursday, 02 Nov 2017

Registration begins for sophomores: Spring 2018

Nov 02, 2017

All day

Academic Affairs Academic calendar

First day of assigned Spring 2018 registration dates for students projected as sophomores. Hours for AccessPlus registration are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday--Saturday.

Flu shot clinic for university employees

Nov 02, 2017

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

G11 TASF, 2408 Pammel Dr.

No cost for eligible employees

General Events Special events

A limited supply of flu vaccine remains from the clinic held Oct. 9-20 for ISU employees and will be administered on a walk-in basis. Bring your ISU Card and wear a shirt with short or loose-fitting sleeves.

Caterpillar Club

Nov 02, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join us WEEKLY this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme.

Cyclone Club Luncheon

Nov 02, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center

$12 for optional lunch

Athletics Meetings, receptions

Featured speaker is volleyball coach Christy Johnson-Lynch; emceed by Voice of the Cyclones John Walters. Luncheons are open to the public. An optional lunch, catered by Hy-Vee, is available. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Getting Started with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey

Nov 02, 2017

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Parks Library

free

University Library Training, development

Want to build a banana piano or a temperature sensor alarm? Maybe you want a houseplant to Tweet when it needs watering, or you're just interested in learning more about electronics and how they work? Preregistration is required. Register through Learn@ISU. Please let us know if you need any kind of accommodation.

Crafty Cocktail Night

Nov 02, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$10-$12.50

Reiman Gardens Arts, performances

"Upcycled T-shirts: Bags, Bracelets, Blankets and Poms." Join us at the Gardens after hours for a creative project while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting! Bring in a handful of old t-shirts and learn how to repurpose them into a variety of useful and sporty items.

Cyclone Cinema: Atomic Blonde

Nov 02, 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!

Lecture: How Lucy Died and Why It Matters

Nov 02, 2017

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

John Kappelman, a paleoanthropologist and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss the most famous fossil in the world - Lucy, an ancient human ancestor found in Ethiopia in 1974 - and what her bones tell us about our evolutionary history.

Performance: Rebirth Brass Band

Nov 02, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:10 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$25-$50

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

The Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band, a true New Orleans institution, has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. They have warmed the hearts of audiences world-wide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming on-stage banter.

Forum: Ames mayor and city council candidates

Nov 02, 2017

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

The Student Government will host a forum with candidates running for Ames mayor and city council seats in the Nov. 7 election. Candidates will address issues of concern to Iowa State students in brief opening remarks and then take questions from the audience.

Friday, 03 Nov 2017

Women's Empowerment and Leadership Conference

Nov 03, 2017

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Iowa State Alumni Center

free

Student Engagement Diversity Student activities Training, development

WE Lead brings students together to network with each other, as well as female leaders at Iowa State and the Central Iowa community. Participants will have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills, engage in interactive discussions and networking sessions, and reflect on their own leadership qualities and what they have to offer in their respective roles at Iowa State and beyond.

Workshop: Documenting Your Teaching using the DART Matrix

Nov 03, 2017

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

In this interactive session, Sara Marcketti, Interim Director, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Professor, Apparel Merchandizing, and Design, will lead you through a personalized workshop designed to help you consider where you are on the Dimensions of Activities Related to Teaching (DART) matrix.

Retirement reception: Sue Mallas

Nov 03, 2017

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

0162 General Services Building

free

Operations and Finance Division Meetings, receptions

Sue Mallas, a secretary III for facilities services in facilities planning and management, is retiring. A program will begin at 2 p.m.

Escaping Grading Jail while Improving Critical Thinking in Complex Systems

Nov 03, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Kate Gilbert was dissatisfied. Coming from Industry into academics, she knew employers were looking for critical thinkers who understood food systems intimately and could connect the dots to problem solve production issues. She wasn't sure if her 400 level lab course achieved that - so she tried ThinkSpace - for the first time this semester!

Film: A Gathering of Waters, The Rio Grande, Source to the Seas

Nov 03, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

0003 Morrill Hall, reACT Gallery

Free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures Student activities

A Gathering of Waters: The Río Grande, Source to the Seas is a short documentary by Basia Irland focusing on the 1,875 miles of the Rio Grande and its importance to the hundreds of groups who rely on it. The project took 5 years to complete and explores the river's cultural, ecological, and environmental impact on the life of humans and wildlife. Please join us for a public viewing of Irland's documentary in the reACT Gallery.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Giving Plates

Nov 03, 2017

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Student Engagement Arts, performances Student activities

Design a Giving Plate, a traveling plate for treats that can be passed among family and friends. Decorate your pottery than add the traditional poem which begins, "This plate shall have no owner, for its journey never ends."

Celebration of Life: Bill Zmolek

Nov 03, 2017

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Ballroom, ISU Alumni Center

free

General Events Special events

Professor emeritus of animal science Bill Zmolek died Sept. 1. Prayers and remembrances will begin at 7 p.m.

Concert: Town and Gown Chamber Music series

Nov 03, 2017

7:30 PM

Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$30 (free for students and youth)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

Featuring violinist Bin Huang and pianist Frank Levy.

Performance: The Children's Hour

Nov 03, 2017

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

One of the students in an all-girls boarding school is disobedient and untruthful and ultimately runs away from the school. To avoid being sent back by her family, she tells her grandmother that the two head mistresses of the school are having a lesbian affair. Is it all a lie? Does what she says contain even a kernel of truth? Either way the story damages several lives and destroys the school. First produced in 1934 and based on a true story.

ISU AfterDark

Nov 03, 2017

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Memorial Union

free

Student Engagement Arts, performances Student activities

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

Saturday, 04 Nov 2017

WE Lead: Women's Empowerment and Leadership Conference

Nov 04, 2017

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Iowa State Alumni Center

free

Student Engagement Diversity Student activities Training, development

WE Lead brings students together to network with each other, as well as female leaders at Iowa State and the Central Iowa community. Participants will have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills, engage in interactive discussions and networking sessions, and reflect on their own leadership qualities and what they have to offer in their respective roles at Iowa State and beyond.