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Monday, 01 Oct 2018

Advising period for Spring 2019 registration begins

Channel: Academic Calendar

All day

October Craft of the Month: Sugar Skulls

Channel: Student Activities Center

All day @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday for celebrating and honoring those who have passed. One tradition includes building ofrendas (altars) honoring the deceased using brightly colored skulls, marigolds, and possessions of the departed. Instead of sugar, our skulls are paper mache, but we invite you to decorate them in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos using paint, glitter, gems, flowers and other adornments.

Cost: $8

Monday Monologues series

Channel: University Library

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm @ Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

"Get Out the Vote Plays," Tiffany Antone, lecturer in music and theatre will curate short, nonpartisan plays. This lunchtime series features facets of composition and art through a series of readings or performances curated by Iowa State faculty. Bring your lunch or stop by Bookends Café on your way.

Cost: free

Talk: Evaluating teaching effectiveness, Improving Faculty Evaluations

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm @ Campanile Room

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:

Cost: free

Woodshop Orientation

Channel: Student Activities Center

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking equipment while creating a tool carrier. Leave class with knowledge of proper machinery use, and, most importantly, woodshop safety.

Cost: ISU $20 Public $30 (supplies included + $6 optional purchase)

Beginner Photography

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens

4 weeks beginning Monday, October 1, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a four-part class covering the basics of photography including equipment (and how to use it), depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject & "tips and tricks".

Great Plants for Iowa: Ornamental Grasses

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens

Flowing, graceful, and distinctive are just a few words to describe the wonderful group of garden plants known as ornamental grasses.

Tuesday, 02 Oct 2018

Build Your Canvas Course - Assignments and Quizzes

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

9:00 am - 11:00 am @ 2030 Morrill Hall

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

Intro to Hand Lettering Class

Channel: Student Activities Center

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Learn the basics of letter forms and techniques using some of the most popular pens, markers, and watercolors.

Cost: ISU $43 Public $53 (supplies included)

Art of Seeing 2: In the Moment

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens

4 weeks beginning Tuesday, October 2, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. In this class, we will work to put the lessons from the Art of Seeing into practical application.

William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture - Sara Wyant

Channel: Lectures Program

7:30 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

"Unlocking Your Inner Entrepreneur: How one of the luckiest days of my life was when I got fired from a job I loved" - ISU alumna Sara Wyant is president of Agri-Pulse Communications, with offices in Washington DC and Camdenton, Missouri.

Cost: free

Wednesday, 03 Oct 2018

Volleyball

Channel: Cyclone Athletics

12:00 am - 2:00 am @ Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State volleyball hosts TCU in a Big 12 match. Match time will be announced following the announcement of the football game time on the same day.

Cost: $5

Student Forum with Candidates for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Channel: Lectures Program

3:10 pm @ Gallery, Memorial Union

The Sustainable Agriculture Student Association will host candidates for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture in advance of the upcoming November 6 elections. Participants include Democratic candidate Tim Gannon and Libertarian candidate Rick Stewart. The discussion will be moderated by Neil Hamilton, director of the Drake University Agricultural Law Center.

Cost: free

Night Photography

Channel: Reiman Gardens

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ Reiman Gardens

4 weeks beginning Wednesday, October 3, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Learn how to capture images of the moon, star trails, and city lights as instructor Mark Stoltenberg helps you practice the techniques of taking night images with existing light. The class will meet one night on Main Street to shoot the city lights (date to be determined).

Sugar Skull Cross Stitch Workshop

Channel: Student Activities Center

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Create a cross stitch project inspired by the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Learn to read a pattern, get the hang of working with a needle and thread for stitching and leave with all the supplies (and the know-how!) to finish on your own.

Cost: ISU $24 Public $34 (supplies included)

Volleyball

Channel: Cyclone Athletics

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State volleyball hosts Oklahoma in a Big 12 match.

Cost: $5

Panel Discussion: Controversy and the U.S. Supreme Court

Channel: National Affairs Series

7:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

Constitution Day Event - Join a discussion on recent Supreme Court rulings and a possible shift in the balance of the court following the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Cost: free

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe

Channel: Student Union Board

9:00 pm @ M-Shop

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.

Cost: $1

Thursday, 04 Oct 2018

Caterpillar Club

Channel: Reiman Gardens

10:00 am - 10:00 am @ Reiman Gardens

Join us this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Plant Walk: Underused Plants

Channel: Reiman Gardens

11:00 am - 11:45 am @ Reiman Gardens

What IS that plant? Join our Plant Collections Curator on an in-depth walk through the gardens to learn about that are underused in residential gardens.

3-Part Series: Sketchnoting for Visual Note Taking and more

Channel: Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

12:10 pm - 1:30 pm @ 2030 Morrill

Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, Assistant Professor of Industrial Design will show you the essentials of Sketchnoting, a pattern-based notetaking strategy that actively engages learners.

Cost: free

Retirement reception: Lynnette Witt

Channel: U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm @ 140 Technical and Administrative Services Facility

Lynnette Witt is retiring from the Ames Laboratory. Reception is an open house with no formal program.

Cost: free

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Channel: Professional and Scientific Council

2:10 pm - 4:00 pm @ Gallery, Memorial Union

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.

Cost: free

Grad Students: Everything you need to know about the Library...but were afraid to ask!

Channel: University Library

3:10 pm - 4:30 pm @ Parks Library

Grad Students: Learn how to find dissertations, influential research articles and important journals in your subject area! Find out who is your subject librarian, and learn about Library services that can help facilitate your research and writing! Let us know if you need accommodation. Preregistration required at Learn@ISU.

Cost: free

What's New at Apple

Channel: ISU Book Store

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ ISU Book Store-Tech CYte

Find out what's new from Apple from our Apple Campus Rep!

Cost: Free

Soil Carbon Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation: What We Can Expect: William Schlesinger

Channel: Lectures Program

4:10 pm @ 2050 Agronomy Hall

Improved soil management is increasingly pursued to ensure food security for the world’s rising global population, with the ancillary benefit of storing carbon in soils to lower the threat of climate change. While all increments to soil organic matter are laudable, we suggest caution in ascribing large, potential climate change mitigation to enhanced soil management. 2018 William H. Pierre Memorial Lecture in Soil Science

Cost: free

Acrylic Painting Class

Channel: Student Activities Center

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Discover the versatility of acrylic - a water-soluble medium that dries quickly. Learn basic color theory as well as painting from both life and photographs.

Cost: ISU $72 Public $82 (supplies included)

Cyclone Cinema

Channel: Student Union Board

7:00 pm @ Carver Hall 101

Incredibles 2 - The family of superheroes is back but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again.

Cost: free

Lecture: Making T-Shirts Out of Pop Bottles - RAYGUN's Mike Draper

Channel: Lectures Program

7:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

Mike Draper is the owner of RAYGUN, the Des Moines-based t-shirt company known for its Iowa-themed apparel with its own quirky and unique sense of humor.

Cost: free

The Illusionists

Channel: Iowa State Center

7:30 pm @ Stephens Auditorium

We welcome The Illusionists, a mind-blowing spectacle that showcases the talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance, and for the first time ever in history, a full view water torture escape.

Cost: $35-$80