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What is featured?

Monday, 01 Jul 2019

Junior Master Gardener Program with 4-H

Jul 01, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

New this year, join 4-H staff at Reiman Gardens for hands-on lessons created through this international youth gardening program.

Retirement reception: Deb Schoelkoph

Jul 01, 2019

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Room 311 Enrollment Services Center

free

Office of Admissions Meetings, receptions

Deb Schoelkoph, a records analyst in the Office of Admissions, is retiring.

Retirement reception: Mike Stecker

Jul 01, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room 136 Union Drive Community Center

free

Department of Residence Meetings, receptions

Mike Stecker, program coordinator in the department of residence, is retiring.

Tuesday, 02 Jul 2019

Plant Pals

Jul 02, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join us weekly on Tuesdays as our kids' horticulture program covers diverse topics and expands to other areas of the Gardens.

Wednesday, 03 Jul 2019

Graduate Student Defense Seminar

Jul 03, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

3022 Agronomy Hall

Agronomy Department

"Using spontaneous haploid genome doubling to access favorable alleles in exotic maize germplasm" by Anderson Verzegnazzi, Plant Breeding PhD candidate (Thomas Lubberstedt)

Independence Day Fireworks

Jul 03, 2019

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens is open all day on July 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to the conclusion of the fireworks display which is across the street from the Gardens. The Young Professionals of Ames, the City of Ames and Iowa State University is excited to present the fireworks.

Thursday, 04 Jul 2019

University holiday

Jul 04, 2019

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

University offices are closed and classes are recessed.

Kids' Story Time

Jul 04, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join us for this summertime favorite! Every week, hear books read aloud and join in an activity or craft. Best for children up to eight accompanied by an adult.

Friday, 05 Jul 2019

Graduate Student Defense Seminar

Jul 05, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

3140 Agronomy Hall

Agronomy Department

"Contrasting Soil Nitrogen Dynamics Under Zea mays and Miscanthus × giganteus - Complex Interactions of Site, Establishment Year, and Nitrogen Fertilization" by Jacob Studt, Soil Science MS candidate (Emily Heaton and Marshall McDaniel)

Monday, 08 Jul 2019

Explore FIRST LEGO League Jr Camp

Jul 08, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

College of Engineering

$20

College of Engineering Conferences

Participants (ages 8-10) learn about engineering, creativity, and teamwork through fun, engaging, hands-on activities using LEGO. A second session is offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Registration required.

Junior Master Gardener Program with 4-H

Jul 08, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

New this year, join 4-H staff at Reiman Gardens for hands-on lessons created through this international youth gardening program.

Ceramic Bowl Class

Jul 08, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $15 Public $25 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn to prepare clay for hand-building and use a mold to create a bowl form. Finishing will include creating decorative add-ons and texture. Bowls will be bisque fired for the second class where students will glaze their pieces for the final firing.

Woven Wall Hanging Class

Jul 08, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $48 Public $58 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

The popularity of weaving is back, and this is a great way to get started on your fibers journey. Learn basic skills including how to set up a small loom, knotting, and incorporating wool roving and other textures. Finish a 10" x 14" weaving in shades of cream and tan that will be ready to hang.

Tuesday, 09 Jul 2019

Thesis/dissertation formatting boot camp

Jul 09, 2019

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

134 Parks Library

free

Graduate College Training, development

The Graduate College and the Center for Communication Excellence (CCE) are hosting a free boot camp to guide you through the final formatting of your thesis or dissertation.

Plant Pals

Jul 09, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join us weekly on Tuesdays as our kids' horticulture program covers more diverse topics and expands to other areas of the Gardens.

Home Gardening Series: Building a Fire Pit

Jul 09, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Have you always wanted a fire ring or pit in your yard, but are unsure whether to build, buy, or where to place it?

21+ Paint Your Own Pottery: Potty Mouth

Jul 09, 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

Choose a bowl, plate, or mug and add your own #!*$ words.

Beginning Watercolor

Jul 09, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

6-week program beginning Tuesday, July 9, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Join Creative Department artist Yvonne Brune for a 6-week watercolor course exploring the surrounding beauty of the Gardens.

Wednesday, 10 Jul 2019

Inclusive Classroom Workshop

Jul 10, 2019

1:10 PM - 4:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

This program includes pre-workshop online learning modules and an interactive face-to-face workshop focused on creating an inclusive classroom environment.

Silver Flora Pendant

Jul 10, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $45 Public $55 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Students will "paint" fine silver paste on real natural elements such as leaves and seed pods in the first class. Pieces will be fired in a kiln before the last class, which will burn away nature and leave a beautiful representation in silver. Students will then sand, polish and finish their one-of-a-kind pendants.

Happy Outdoor Painting Workshop

Jul 10, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $20 Public $30 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Create the kind of world you want to see in this oil painting class ala Bob Ross. Follow the lead of Levi Chytka using the wet-on-wet oil painting technique, and paint on an 11" x 17" canvas with basic tools - a couple brushes and a palette knife. Share paint with your neighbors as you create your version of Levi's painting while he works alongside you.

Thursday, 11 Jul 2019

Exhibit: Home and Infrastructure Resilience in San Juan

Jul 11, 2019

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

free

College of Design Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

Exhibition of design proposals for resilient housing and decentralized infrastructure in San Juan, Puerto Rico, by students in the interdisciplinary summer Urban Design Global Studio. Students will be available to discuss their work. The show will continue through July 20 with students on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Kids' Story Time

Jul 11, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join us for this summertime favorite! Every week, hear books read aloud and join in an activity or craft. Best for children up to eight accompanied by an adult.

Nature at Noon

Jul 11, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$4.50-$9

Reiman Gardens Meetings, receptions

"Science Communication Spotlight: From Nanomedicines to Plant Ecology." Hear from two Reiman Gardens' Science Communication Fellows from Iowa State, Adam Mullis and Andrew Kaul, as they present their very different research and discuss creating hands-on activities for the public.

Hand Lettering + Watercolor Workshop

Jul 11, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $10 Public $20 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Walk through a step-by-step process to learn the basics of hand-lettering, create a watercolor background, and then choose a word to hand-letter over the background you create. You'll leave with a framed 5x7 artwork , a black dual-tip Tombow brush pen, and practice sheets to continue working on your hand-lettering skills. Beginners and lefties welcome!

Yoga in the Yard

Jul 11, 2019

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Campanile south lawn

free

Recreation Services Meetings, receptions

A free outdoor yoga event open to all members of the Ames community, hosted by recreation services.

Hand Lettering + Watercolor Workshop

Jul 11, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $10 Public $20 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Walk through a step-by-step process to learn the basics of hand-lettering, create a watercolor background, and then choose a word to hand-letter over the background you create. You'll leave with a framed 5x7 artwork , a black dual-tip Tombow brush pen, and practice sheets to continue working on your hand-lettering skills. Beginners and lefties welcome!

Friday, 12 Jul 2019

Paint Your Own Pottery: Color Inside the Lines

Jul 12, 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

Just like a coloring book, these pieces have line drawings ready for filling in and they are super-cute! Llamas, sloths, unicorns and more on mugs and plates.

Sunday, 14 Jul 2019

Garden Art Fair

Jul 14, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens is proud to host their annual Garden Art Fair. Come enjoy the work of nearly 60 new and returning artists who will be displaying and selling their garden and nature inspired art featuring jewelry, painting, pottery, woodwork, glass, home décor, photography, sculpture, fabric arts, and more.

Monday, 15 Jul 2019

Explore FIRST LEGO League Jr Camp

Jul 15, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

College of Engineering

$20

College of Engineering Conferences

Participants (ages 6-8) learn about engineering, creativity, and teamwork through fun, engaging, hands-on activities using LEGO. A second session is offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Registration required.