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What is featured?

Sunday, 23 Sep 2018

Venezia Organ Concert

Sep 23, 2018

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$0

Music Department Arts, performances

Venezia Organ Concert, Miriam Zach with Annemieke Pronker-Coron, violin

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Sep 23, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

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

Student Activities Center 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 better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Cyclone Cinema

Sep 23, 2018

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Life of the Party - When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime and dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college. Unfortunately, Deanna winds up at the same school as her less-than-thrilled daughter. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the outspoken new student soon begins a journey of self-discovery while fully embracing all of the fun, freedom and frat boys that she can handle.

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Sep 23, 2018

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$85-$226

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Longtime comedians, Steve Martin and Martin Short will kick off the new Series with "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life." The show includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy-winning bluegrass band, Steep Canyon Rangers, which features Martin on banjo.

Cyclone Cinema

Sep 23, 2018

10:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Life of the Party - When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime and dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college. Unfortunately, Deanna winds up at the same school as her less-than-thrilled daughter. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the outspoken new student soon begins a journey of self-discovery while fully embracing all of the fun, freedom and frat boys that she can handle.

Monday, 24 Sep 2018

Stone Mandalas Walk-in Craft

Sep 24, 2018

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$2

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Mandalas are created with geometric shapes and curvilinear lines, and often incorporate ancient spiritual symbols that are significant in Hinduism and Buddhism. Stop by The Workspace to make a painted stone mandala, and keep it as a talisman for yourself, or give it to someone as a small but special gift.

Great Plants for Iowa: Medium & Large Deciduous Shrubs

Sep 24, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Screens and hedges are just the beginning. Deciduous shrubs are great additions to the Iowa garden since many have three-season interest.

The Symbolism of the Sand Mandala

Sep 24, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lectures Program Diversity Lectures

Monks from the the Drepung Loseling Monastery will create a mandala sand painting in the lobby of the Memorial Union. The process consists of opening ceremony with chants, music and mantra recitation and ends with the dismantling of the mandala and dispersal of the sand.

Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018

Mystical Arts of Tibet - Tibetan Monk Mandala Sand Painting Exhibition

Sep 25, 2018

All day

Memorial Union Main Lounge

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Mandala Construction 10am - 5pm Community Sand Painting 10am - 5pm

Data Management Planning: An Introduction

Sep 25, 2018

2:30 AM - 4:30 AM

Parks Library

free

University Library Training, development

Ever wondered what makes a good data management plan? Have questions about data sharing & open data? Interested in learning how other researchers manage data? Want to know what resources are available to help you write a data management plan? Then this workshop is for YOU. Let us know if you need accommodation. Preregistration required at Learn@ISU.

Research Brown Bag Lunch: Internal Funding Opportunities

Sep 25, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

3155 Marston

free

Office of the Vice President for Research Training, development

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) invites researchers to learn more about the OVPR internal funding opportunities. Bring your questions and a brown bag lunch for an informal discussion with the associate vice presidents for research. Program overviews will be provided and discussion will focus on purpose, eligibility and strategies for success.

Workshop: Undergraduate Research in Your Classroom

Sep 25, 2018

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall or view on own via zoom

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

How can you excite your students with practical research? Hands-on experience using real research data, even in a lecture-style classroom, is an efficient way for undergraduates to understand the practical applications of what they are learning.

Stone Mandalas Walk-in Craft

Sep 25, 2018

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$2

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Mandalas are created with geometric shapes and curvilinear lines, and often incorporate ancient spiritual symbols that are significant in Hinduism and Buddhism. Stop by The Workspace to make a painted stone mandala, and keep it as a talisman for yourself, or give it to someone as a small but special gift.

Manage Your Canvas Course - Group Work and Collaboration

Sep 25, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

032 Parks Library

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This two-hour interactive, hands-on workshop is open to all Iowa State University instructors and instructional designers to explore options for group work and collaboration in Canvas.

Lecture: The Mark Becker Story

Sep 25, 2018

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lectures Program Diversity Lectures

"Mental Illness, Tragedy and Transformation," Joan and Dave Becker share their family's story about their son, Mark, and the experience they had coping with his paranoid schizophrenia.

Mandala Drawing Workshop

Sep 25, 2018

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $20 & Public $30 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Learn how to break down the elements of mandalas and use repetition of shapes and lines to create a balanced sphere. Drawing mandalas can be meditative, and is a great way to relieve stress and clear your mind.

Open Mic Night

Sep 25, 2018

8:00 PM

The M-Shop

FREE

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Open mic night gives students the chance to show off their talents to their fellow students. Many are musicians, comedians, and poets. So come on out and show us what kind of talents you have. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018

Mystical Arts of Tibet - Tibetan Monk Mandala Sand Painting Exhibition

Sep 26, 2018

All day

Memorial Union Main Lounge

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Mandala Construction 10am - 5pm Community Sand Painting 10am - 5pm

Faculty workshop, Mission Not-impossible: Inclusion at a Land Grant Institution

Sep 26, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

free

Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Diversity Meetings, receptions

This workshop is intended to help faculty identify sources of bias -- explicit and implicit-- in their interactions with students, colleagues and community members, and develop mechanisms for addressing unintended bias. It has only two requirements - an inquisitive mind and an electronic device (phone, tablet, laptop) that can connect to the internet. All faculty are invited.

Homeschool Day: Art and Movement

Sep 26, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens is excited to invite home-schooled students and parents for a day of guided experiences and learning stations that explore concepts around an educational theme.

Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair

Sep 26, 2018

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

free

Ivy College of Business Conferences Student activities

The career fair enables students to explore career opportunities, obtain employer information, and locate internships, co-ops and full-time positions. Employers have the opportunity to connect with promising candidates for job and internship openings as well as network with university personnel and other employers.

People to People Career Fair

Sep 26, 2018

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Scheman Building

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Conferences Student activities

The career fair offers employers and students a professional environment in which to connect and discuss internships and full-time employment opportunities in human/social services; health/wellness; government; and hospitality. There also will be an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from professional health and law schools.

Talk and luncheon: Evaluating teaching effectiveness, Student Evaluations of Teaching

Sep 26, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Campanile Room

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

What defines effective teaching, and how do we measure it? These questions are critically important to the teaching mission and to faculty careers. The ISU Faculty Handbook states that "When teaching is part of the faculty assignment, effectiveness is an essential criterion for advancement." CELT will be hosting two nationally recognized scholars who will share their research on Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness, with particular focus on:

Manage Your Canvas Course - Rubrics and Outcomes

Sep 26, 2018

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This two-hour interactive, hands-on workshop is open to all Iowa State University instructors and instructional designers to explore rubrics and outcomes and how they work together in Canvas.

Stone Mandalas Walk-in Craft

Sep 26, 2018

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$2

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Mandalas are created with geometric shapes and curvilinear lines, and often incorporate ancient spiritual symbols that are significant in Hinduism and Buddhism. Stop by The Workspace to make a painted stone mandala, and keep it as a talisman for yourself, or give it to someone as a small but special gift.

Beyond the Text: Rare Books as Artifacts

Sep 26, 2018

2:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Parks Library

free

University Library Training, development

Learn to identify unique features of early printed books (circa 1450-1850) and what they indicate about design and production. Let us know if you need accommodation. Preregistration required at Learn@ISU.

NCORE/ISCORE webinar series

Sep 26, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Affairs Diversity Training, development

"The Intersection of Strengths & Social Identity: Using the Clifton Strengths to Engage Conversation about Difference," Daniel Almeida, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Open forum: New student onboarding committee

Sep 26, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Affairs Lectures Meetings, receptions

Learn about a collaborative effort to streamline procedures for acclimating new Iowa State students. A Q&A will follow an overview of the committee's work and recommendations.

Workshop: How to Easily Generate Research from your Teaching Activities

Sep 26, 2018

3:10 PM - 5:00 PM

198 Parks

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

How might you generate valuable research from your teaching activities even if you don't have expertise in educational or social science research methods? Peter Balan, OAM BSc, BE(Hons), MBM, PhD, faculty member in the School of Management at the University of South Australia and Team Based Learning Consultant is visiting ISU.