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What is featured?

Friday, 01 Mar 2019

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity

Mar 01, 2019

8:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Union

free

Student Affairs Conferences Diversity

ISCORE is the university's local initiative designed to provide an ongoing platform of sharing and applying new knowledge through presentations and workshops. The conference supports the university's Mission to "create, share and apply knowledge ... and make Iowa and the world a better place." This year's keynote will be delivered by Vernon Wall, LeaderShape Inc., Washington, D.C. Registration (free) is requested.

CANCELED: Homeschool Day: Plant Science

Mar 01, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens' plant collections provide a living laboratory for learning all about plants.

Retirement reception: Ed Logan

Mar 01, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

free

Memorial Union programs Meetings, receptions

Ed Logan, a facilities mechanic at the Memorial Union, is retiring after 25 years of service to the university.

ISCORE Keynote: Vernon Wall

Mar 01, 2019

12:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lectures Program Diversity Lectures

Vernon Wall is a nationally known speaker in the areas of social justice and leadership styles and is one of the founders and facilitators of the Social Justice Training Institute.

Friday Research Seminar: The Art of Asking Questions

Mar 01, 2019

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

How do questions influence the thinking process in design? To what extent do (high-level) questions influence problem definition and shape idea generation? What type of question-asking behavior drives the creative thinking process? How does one learn to ask "good" questions? In this talk, Carlos Cardoso, associate professor of industrial design, will discuss the role of question-asking in designing as part of his research in design methodology.

Retirement reception: Barb Cole

Mar 01, 2019

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lower level large conference room, Knapp Storms dining complex (enter on west side)

free

ISU Dining Meetings, receptions

Barb Cole, a baker in ISU Dining's central bakery, is retiring after 33 years of service to ISU Dining.

March Craft of the Month: Secret Book Safe

Mar 01, 2019

2:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: $8

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Hollow out a book for a secret place to stash your treasures in plain sight. Start by gluing the edges together, then use a box knife to cut out a rectangular compartment within the pages. Add decorative paper to your interior cutout to tidy up the edges, and keep it under a stack of real books overnight to compress the pages. Drop in during open hours but give yourself about 90 minutes.

Reception: Nancy Olson and Stephen Veysey

Mar 01, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Hach Hall atrium

free

Chemistry Department Meetings, receptions

Nancy Olson, finance coordinator in the chemistry department, is leaving, and Stephen Veysey, chemistry instrument services manager, is retiring. A short program with remarks will begin at 2:30 pm.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Superhero Night

Mar 01, 2019

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 Student activities

Turn a figurine into a new guardian or nemesis, or paint your favorite hero, villain, or speech bubble - Ka-Pow! Wear a cape and get half price studio fees, and enter our drawing for two tickets to Captain Marvel, releasing March 8.

Cyclone Cinema: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Mar 01, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Ralph Breaks the Internet, a PG fantasy/adventure movie rated 3.5 stars. Watch Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz travel the World Wide Web on a mission. They risk it all to save the video game, "Sugar Rush" with the help of citizens of the internet

Lecture: Reframing the National Conversation about Immigration

Mar 01, 2019

7:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

National Affairs Series Diversity Lectures

"Law and Story: Reframing the National Conversation about Immigration," Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion, and Tom Miller, Iowa State Attorney General, will discuss both immigration laws and the current immigration narrative among academic, legal and religious communities.

Performance: Sense and Sensibility

Mar 01, 2019

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

In 18th-century England, the sudden death of Henry Dashwood leaves his daughters financially destitute and socially vulnerable. The sisters -- sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne -- must learn how to weather the ridiculous societal pressures of the time in order to find love and their place in this new world. A charming, new adaptation written by ISU alum Kerry Skram.

Comedian Becky Robinson

Mar 01, 2019

9:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

$0

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Becky Robinson, a comedian will be joining us for a great night of laughs at ISU AfterDark.

ISU AfterDark

Mar 01, 2019

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

ISU AfterDark is a student group that plans late night events throughout the semester. Enjoy an evening with Panda Express, the chance to win a $1,000 and entertainment.

ISU AfterDark: Antoni Porowski

Mar 01, 2019

11:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Actor, Antoni Porowski, is best known for his role as the food and wine expert in the Netflix series, Queer Eye.

Saturday, 02 Mar 2019

Iowa Songwriters Showcase

Mar 02, 2019

5:00 PM

Goldfinch Room, Stephens Auditorium

$25-$40

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Iowa songwriters J. Jeffrey Messerole and Aaron Earl Short will perform two shows. Messerole is an Americana musician who performs original folk, blues, and alternative country music. Short is a bluesy songwriter and storyteller with a troubadour style. The Goldfinch Room provides great acoustics in an intimate setting for approximately 80 people.

Cyclone Cinema: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Mar 02, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Ralph Breaks the Internet, a PG fantasy/adventure movie rated 3.5 stars. Watch Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz travel the World Wide Web on a mission. They risk it all to save the video game, "Sugar Rush" with the help of citizens of the internet

Performance: Sense and Sensibility

Mar 02, 2019

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

In 18th-century England, the sudden death of Henry Dashwood leaves his daughters financially destitute and socially vulnerable. The sisters -- sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne -- must learn how to weather the ridiculous societal pressures of the time in order to find love and their place in this new world. A charming, new adaptation written by ISU alum Kerry Skram.

Iowa Songwriters Showcase

Mar 02, 2019

8:00 PM

Goldfinch Room, Stephens Auditorium

$25-$40

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Iowa songwriters J. Jeffrey Messerole and Aaron Earl Short will perform two shows. Messerole is an Americana musician who performs original folk, blues, and alternative country music. Short is a bluesy songwriter and storyteller with a troubadour style. The Goldfinch Room provides great acoustics in an intimate setting for approximately 80 people.

Sunday, 03 Mar 2019

Performance: Sense and Sensibility

Mar 03, 2019

2:00 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

In 18th-century England, the sudden death of Henry Dashwood leaves his daughters financially destitute and socially vulnerable. The sisters -- sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne -- must learn how to weather the ridiculous societal pressures of the time in order to find love and their place in this new world. A charming, new adaptation written by ISU alum Kerry Skram.

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Mar 03, 2019

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.

Cyclone Cinema: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Mar 03, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Ralph Breaks the Internet, a PG fantasy/adventure movie rated 3.5 stars. Watch Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz travel the World Wide Web on a mission. They risk it all to save the video game, "Sugar Rush" with the help of citizens of the internet

Monday, 04 Mar 2019

Teacher Education Career Fair

Mar 04, 2019

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Alumni Center

free

School of Education Conferences Student activities

Open to anyone seeking employment as a teacher, exploring student teaching options, or looking for ways to enhance their professional communication and networking skills is welcome to participate. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from school districts and other organizations.

Open forum: College of Engineering dean finalist

Mar 04, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

Provost Office Meetings, receptions

Each of five dean finalists will be announced the day before his or her campus visit.

Workshop, Building a Canvas Course that Makes Sense to Your Students (Canvas Track 1)

Mar 04, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Learn about the top five strategies to ensure that your Canvas course is navigable and user-friendly! Upon completion, participants will be able to do the following:

Seminar series: Developing Successful Job Application Materials

Mar 04, 2019

2:10 PM - 3:30 PM

0286 Carver Hall

free

Graduate College Training, development

Part IV: Crafting the Teaching Philosophy Statement

Lecture: President Wendy Wintersteen

Mar 04, 2019

3:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lectures Program Diversity Lectures

"My Journey as a Woman in STEM," President Wendy Wintersteen. Join ISU Student Government in a celebration of International Women's Day. President Wintersteen will speak about her journey as a woman in STEM, from being one of the first female ISU extension associates in integrated pest management to becoming the first woman president of Iowa State University.

Workshop: Miller Open Education Mini-Grants Q&A

Mar 04, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Curious about how to complete and submit a Miller Open Education Mini-Grant application? Abbey Elder, Open Access Librarian, and Holly Bender, Associate Director, CELT, will guide you through the application process in this Q&A-styled workshop.

Banquet: 25 Year Club

Mar 04, 2019

5:30 PM

Scheman Building

University Human Resources Meetings, receptions

The 25 Year Club honors employees who have served the University for 25, 35, 45 or 50 consecutive years at this annual banquet. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6:45 p.m. Reservations are required.

Beginner Photography

Mar 04, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

4-week course on Mondays beginning March 4, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg as he helps you go beyond the "green" button to control your DSLR and take better photographs.