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Thursday, 04 Oct 2018

What's New at Apple

Oct 04, 2018

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

ISU Book Store-Tech CYte

Free

ISU Book Store Special events Student activities

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

Opening Night Tailgate for "Hometown Teams" Exhibit

Oct 04, 2018

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Douglas Avenue in Downtown Ames

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Special events

Join us in downtown Ames for the opening night of the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" The Hometown Teams exhibit captures the stories that unfold on neighborhood fields and courts, and the underdog heroics, larger-than-life legends, fierce rivalries and gut-wrenching defeats. For more than 100 years, sports have reflected the trials and triumphs of the American experience and helped shape the national character.

Friday, 05 Oct 2018

Lecture: Elizabeth Smart

Oct 05, 2018

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center

Free | No tickets | General admission seating

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Special events

"From Adversity to Empowerment" - Elizabeth Smart has transformed from kidnapping and sexual assault victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire, and foster change.

Saturday, 06 Oct 2018

6-on-6 Basketball Gallery Talk and Collection Day

Oct 06, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ames Public Library

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Special events

10-10:30am Presentation to commemorate and reflect on this uniquely Iowan Sport. 10:30-2pm - Collection of stories & photos

Ames Art Studio Tour

Oct 06, 2018

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

College of Design atrium

free

Community activities Arts, performances Special events

The College of Design is one of 13 stops on the Ames Community Arts Council Studio Tour. The College of Design will feature open studios in ceramics, printmaking, textiles, woods, metals, photography, digital media and painting. Students will be available to display current works and talk to the public about what they are learning.

Crafts and Draughts

Oct 06, 2018

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Welch Avenue in Campustown

ISU & Public: Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Special events

Crafts & Draughts in Campustown will feature crafting projects led by volunteers from The Workspace. Crafts are designed to be fun and easy for everyone. There will also be live music, food from Campustown vendors and of course - local craft brews. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a laid-back afternoon in Campustown.

Sunday, 07 Oct 2018

Ames Art Studio Tour

Oct 07, 2018

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

College of Design atrium

free

Community activities Arts, performances Special events

The College of Design is one of 13 stops on the Ames Community Arts Council Studio Tour. The College of Design will feature open studios in ceramics, printmaking, textiles, woods, metals, photography, digital media and painting. Students will be available to display current works and talk to the public about what they are learning.

Tuesday, 09 Oct 2018

More Than Just a Game, Discrimination in Sports in Iowa

Oct 09, 2018

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ames Public Library

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Diversity Special events

Iowa's athletes have long impacted their teams, communities and sports they played, but African Americans did so while facing off against more than just the opposing team. They fought for the right to equal treatment on and off the field. Highlighting people such as Iowan and Olympian Thomas Hill, Drake University athlete Johnny Bright and his effect on the football helmet, and members of the Buxton Wonders, Iowa's Negro Leagues team.

Saturday, 13 Oct 2018

Cyclone Central Tailgate

Oct 13, 2018

3:00 AM

Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Special events

Cyclones everywhere are invited to celebrate at the ISU Alumni Center before every home football game. Enjoy giveaways, shopping, refreshments, marching band performances, Cy and spirit squad appearances, and entertainment for all ages. Doors open 3 hours prior to kick-off and end 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Catered meal available for an additional charge.

Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018

Research: Story Collider Show

Oct 16, 2018

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

free

Research Office Special events Training, development

The Office of the Vice President for Research is hosting an evening of food, drink, fun and storytelling. "The Story Collider" gives scientists a platform from which to share how science has shaped their lives. Five Iowa State faculty were selected to participate.

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018

Dan Gable, "A Wrestling Life" Lecture and Book Signing

Oct 17, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Ames Public Library

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Special events

A Smithsonian Hometown Teams Exhibit Speaker Series 4-5:30 pm Community Reception - Little Woods Herbs & Teas (with h'orderves) 6-6:45 pm Community Presentation - Ames Public Library 6:45- 7:30pm Book signing - Ames Public Library

Saturday, 20 Oct 2018

Story Time with Peppa Pig

Oct 20, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

ISU Book Store

Free

ISU Book Store Special events

Story Time with Peppa the Pig! Color and read with Peppa and get your picture taken after! One hour of free parking in the MU ramp with purchase at the ISU Book Store

Homecoming: Family festival

Oct 20, 2018

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Central campus

free

Alumni Association Special events

Face painting, inflatables, and a dunk tank will be set up on Central Campus for families to enjoy. Get free food on campus with your Homecoming button, or purchase pizza and a dessert for $2/person.

Homecoming: Yell Like Hell, first cuts

Oct 20, 2018

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Central campus

free

Alumni Association Arts, performances Special events

Yell Like Hell is a student-performed skit competition consisting of chants and cheers that demonstrate Iowa State spirit. It is designed to get students more involved on campus and develop Iowa State pride. The final skit is judged on enthusiasm, creativity and school spirit. Each skit represents the theme of Homecoming 2018, "This Is State" and the Iowa State Fight Song.

Sunday, 21 Oct 2018

Homecoming Parade

Oct 21, 2018

2:00 PM

Downtown Ames

free

Alumni Association Special events Student activities

Come join the homecoming celebration in downtown Ames! Included in the parade will be the Cardinal Court, Iowa State representatives and dignitaries, student organizations, and many local businesses and organizations from the Ames area.

Monday, 22 Oct 2018

"How Iowa Met Baseball" Lecture with John Liepa

Oct 22, 2018

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ames Public Library

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Special events

"How Iowa Met Baseball: The Myths, The History, The Players" with baseball historian John Liepa.

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018

Competition: Three-Minute Thesis prelims

Oct 23, 2018

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2105 Pearson Hall

free

Graduate College Special events

The Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition helps students develop communication skills, allows them to share and take pride in their work, and offers the chance to compete for prizes. The ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences is a vital skill for all graduate students.

Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018

Homecoming: Yell Like Hell, second cuts

Oct 24, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Central campus

free

Alumni Association Arts, performances Special events

Yell Like Hell is a student-performed skit competition consisting of chants and cheers that demonstrate Iowa State spirit. It is designed to get students more involved on campus and develop Iowa State pride. The final skit is judged on enthusiasm, creativity and school spirit. Each skit represents the theme of Homecoming 2018, "This Is State" and the Iowa State Fight Song.

Homecoming: CyFactor Talent Competition

Oct 24, 2018

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Arts, performances Special events

A variety show of student talent. The top three placewinners will receive awards and perform at the Oct. 26 Homecoming pep rally.

Thursday, 25 Oct 2018

iOS 12 and You!

Oct 25, 2018

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

ISU Book Store-Tech CYte

Free

ISU Book Store Special events Student activities

Learn about iOS 12 and how to use it on your Apple devices.

Friday, 26 Oct 2018

Homecoming: Alumni awards ceremony

Oct 26, 2018

1:15 PM

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building

free

Alumni Association Meetings, receptions Special events

The ISU Alumni Association, colleges and Memorial Union will present some of their highest honors during the 87th annual honors and awards ceremony. A dessert reception will follow the ceremony.

Homecoming: Happy Hour

Oct 26, 2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Meetings, receptions Special events

Participate in the CYlent auction scholarship fundraiser, shop for Cyclone apparel and souvenirs from the ISU Book Store, get a souvenir glass while supplies last, and enjoy activities for the kids -- including a bounce house, face-painting, and a photo booth. Complimentary light snacks and a cash bar will be available.

Homecoming: Pep Rally

Oct 26, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Arts, performances Special events

Enjoy giveaways and a pap rally featuring ISU coaches, student-athletes and performances by the Yell Like Hell finalists and CyFactor talent award winners. Attendees also can participate in the CYlent auction scholarship fundraiser, shop for Cyclone apparel and souvenirs from the ISU Book Store and enjoy activities for the kids.

Homecoming: ExCytment in the Streets

Oct 26, 2018

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Greekland neighborhood, Ames

free

Alumni Association Arts, performances Special events

Homecoming lawn displays, a tradition since 1912, and parade floats will be on display. Watch 10-minute skits and vote for your favorite parade float.

Homecoming: Pancake feed, fireworks and mass campaniling

Oct 26, 2018

11:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Central campus

$3

Alumni Association Special events

These events are Homecoming traditions. Mass campaniling and fireworks will start at midnight.

Saturday, 27 Oct 2018

Homecoming: Cyclone Central Tailgate

Oct 27, 2018

8:00 AM

Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Special events

Cyclones everywhere are invited to celebrate at the ISU Alumni Center before every home football game. Enjoy giveaways, shopping, refreshments, marching band performances, Cy and spirit squad appearances, and entertainment for all ages. Doors open 3 hours prior to kick-off and end 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Catered meal available for an additional charge.