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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.

Performance: Tchaikovsky Trio

Channel: Music Department

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

George Work, cello and guest artist, is an instructor in the Music Department.

Cost: $0

William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture

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

Matter at Hand: Workshop & Lecture with Textile Artist Tracy Krumm

Channel: College of Design

9:00 am - 1:00 pm @ 085 Design and 077 Design

Tracy Krumm, the McKnight Visual Artist Fellow and director of artistic advancement at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, will offer a textile workshop from 9 to 11:50 a.m. in 085 Design, followed by a lecture from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in 077 Design, both on the ground floor of the College of Design.

Cost: free

Open forum: Improved service delivery models

Channel: Professional and Scientific Council

9:00 am - 10:00 am @ Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

The Professional and Scientific Council is hosting an open forum to learn about the proposed service delivery models developed for finance and human resources. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and share feedback. The session also will be livestreamed.

Cost: free

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Candidate Debate

Channel: Lectures Program

3:10 pm @ Gallery, Memorial Union

The Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium 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.

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)


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

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

Lecture: From Iowa Cornfield to New York Boardroom

Channel: Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Campanile Room, Memorial Union

"From the Iowa Cornfield to the New York Boardroom," Kim Guthrie, president of Cox Media Group. Guthrie will draw form her own experience in broadcasting and advertising as she shares advice on getting a foot in the door, getting promoted and becoming a leader, along with trends in digital media. Greenlee School Futures Forum.

Lecture: Soil Carbon Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation

Channel: Lectures Program

4:10 pm @ 2050 Agronomy Hall

"Soil Carbon Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation: What We Can Expect," William Schlesinger, member of the NAS and former director of the Cary Institute and former Dean of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. 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.

Cost: free

Opening Night Tailgate for "Hometown Teams" Exhibit

Channel: Student Activities Center

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Douglas Avenue in Downtown Ames

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.

Cost: Free