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What is featured?

Wednesday, 05 Sep 2018

ClubFest

Sep 05, 2018

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Central Campus

free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Diversity Live Green Student activities

ClubFest is an opportunity for students to browse through many clubs and organizations at Iowa State to find out how to get involved on campus!

Lecture: The Art of Mindfulness

Sep 05, 2018

6:00 PM

Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

Romapada Swami is a Vaishnava monk, a scholar on Eastern (Vedic) thought and philosophy, and a highly respected spiritual leader with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

Lecture: Refugee Stories, The Art of Mohamad Hafez

Sep 05, 2018

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Diversity Lectures

Mohamad Hafez came to the United States to study architecture at Iowa State University and was unable to return to his beloved Syria. He will speak about his art, his story, and the stories he visually recreates of refugees from around the world.

Thursday, 06 Sep 2018

Lecture: The Art of Science, Bringing Imagined Worlds to Life

Sep 06, 2018

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Go behind the scenes of some of your favorite animated movies with Danielle Feinberg, Director of Photography for Lighting at Pixar Animation Studios. Discover how Pixar interweaves art and science to create fantastical worlds where things you imagine can become real.

Sunday, 09 Sep 2018

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Sep 09, 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.

Monday, 10 Sep 2018

Lecture: Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose

Sep 10, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose: A New Approach to Vocation," Kathleen A. Cahalan, Professor of Theology at Saint John's University School of Theology and Seminary, and Director of the Collegeville Institute Seminars.

Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018

Belly Dance Class

Sep 12, 2018

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $40 & Public $50

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Diversity Student activities

Ditch the gym and get your steps in with Shiara at Belly Dance!

Thursday, 13 Sep 2018

Study Abroad Fair

Sep 13, 2018

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Study Abroad Center Diversity Student activities

A one-stop shop to learn about adventure abroad -- interning, studying and volunteering opportunities, ranging from one week to one year. If you are in need of a passport or renewal, the U.S. Postal Service will have staff on hand to accept passport applications. Students can enter to win study abroad scholarships.

Campus Conversation: Big or Small - Do You Call?

Sep 13, 2018

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

198 Parks Library

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Engage in conversation about the recent events related to police reporting and response and community interaction. Members of the ISU Police Engagement and Inclusion Team will be available to share information about their response procedures.

Lecture: Autism and Animals, Temple Grandin

Sep 13, 2018

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Live Green

"The Design Process, Autism and Animals." Temple Grandin is a person with autism, and an expert on both autism and animal behavior. She is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.

Sunday, 16 Sep 2018

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Sep 16, 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.

Monday, 17 Sep 2018

Lecture: A Chilean Human Rights Perspective

Sep 17, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Latina Memories: A Chilean Human Rights Perspective," Marjorie Agosin, author, poet, and human rights activist known for her outspokenness for women's rights in Chile.

Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018

Inclusive Classroom Workshop

Sep 18, 2018

2:10 PM - 5:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

This program includes pre-workshop online learning modules and an interactive face-to-face workshop focused on creating an inclusive classroom environment.

Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

Student Organization Resource Fair

Sep 20, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Center Diversity Special events Student activities

The Student Activities Center will be hosting the first annual Student Organization Resource Fair this fall. This event will provide Ames businesses and ISU departments with an opportunity to connect with student organization officers and promote services and resources open to student organizations.

Sunday, 23 Sep 2018

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.

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.

The Symbolism of the Sand Mandala

Sep 24, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series 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

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.

Lecture: The Mark Becker Story

Sep 25, 2018

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series 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.

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018

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

Diversity and Inclusion Office 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.

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.

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.

Statewide Democratic Ticket Conversation and Meet-and-Greet

Sep 26, 2018

5:30 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Hear speeches, ask questions, and meet the Democratic candidates for statewide office in Iowa. Deidre DeJear, candidate for Iowa Secretary of State; Rob Sand, candidate for Iowa Auditor of State; and Tim Gannon, candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Open to the public.

Embroidered Mandalas Workshop

Sep 26, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $21 & Public $31 (supplies included)

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. These intricate designs transfer beautifully into stiches on fabric! Judy will show you a variety of embroidery stitches with time to practice.

Thursday, 27 Sep 2018

Stone Mandalas Walk-in Craft

Sep 27, 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.

Lecture: Pease Family Scholar in Kinesiology

Sep 27, 2018

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Equity in Physical Activity for People with Disabilities," James Rimmer, Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been developing and directing physical activity and health promotion programs for people with disabilities for more than 30 years.

Friday, 28 Sep 2018

Stone Mandalas Walk-in Craft

Sep 28, 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.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Mandalas

Sep 28, 2018

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

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

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Discover how circles, lines and dots can work together for patterning. We will show you the basics of painting your piece and fire it within a week.

Sunday, 30 Sep 2018

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Sep 30, 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.