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Monday, 01 Oct 2018

October Craft of the Month: Sugar Skulls

Oct 01, 2018

All day

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$8

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

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.

Online event, Addressing Implicit Bias in STEM (CIRTLCast Series)

Oct 01, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

3019 Morrill Hall or View on your own register through CIRTL through link below

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

How can an evidence-based approach to implicit bias promote greater equity and inclusion within STEM teaching and learning? Join us on Mondays in October to explore this question in depth alongside future faculty from all disciplines, levels, and roles within STEM.

Online event, How Pervasive Is Implicit Bias in STEM? (CIRTLCast Series - Part 1 of 4)

Oct 01, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

3019 Morrill Hall or View on your own register through CIRTL through link below

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

While the current bodies of literature on implicit bias are extensive, fewer studies focus on its scope in STEM teaching and learning. In the first session of this CIRTLCast series, invited speakers will discuss the prevalence of implicit bias in STEM, particularly in the context of higher education. We will define and discuss key terms, such as equity, oppression, privilege, and microaggressions.

Monday Monologues series

Oct 01, 2018

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"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.

Talk: Evaluating teaching effectiveness, Improving Faculty Evaluations

Oct 01, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:30 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:

Woodshop Orientation

Oct 01, 2018

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

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

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

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

Beginner Photography

Oct 01, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

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

Oct 01, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

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