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Sunday, 15 Sep 2019

Fall Floral Foraging

Sep 15, 2019

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Cut from the Gardens - one time only! Horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth will guide you through the outdoor Gardens to cut and collect fall floral materials to arrange in a container for an amazing autumn display.

Argentine Tango Lessons

Sep 15, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU - five lessons for $35/Public - five lessons for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Valerie Williams 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 different partners for practice. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Cyclone Cinema: John Wick Chapter 3- Parabellum

Sep 15, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver 101

free

Memorial Union programs Student activities

Wick must fight his way through the streets of New York as he becomes the target of the world's most ruthless killers.

Monday, 16 Sep 2019

Woodshop Orientation

Sep 16, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $20, Public $30

The Workspace 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. Students may purchase the toolbox for $6 after class or we will use them for our Art Mart fundraiser. The orientation is required in order to use the woodshop on your own.

My Battle with Mental Illness: Finding Hope in the Midst of Suffering - Jake Sullivan

Sep 16, 2019

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"My Battle with Mental Illness: Finding Hope in the Midst of Suffering," Jake Sullivan. Sullivan played basketball at Iowa State (2000-04), silently battling depression and obsessive compulsive disorder in the midst of his athletic and academic accomplishments. He will speak about the steps he took to navigate his challenges with mental illness and the importance of recognizing that mental illness can affect anyone.

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019

Gallery Chat: Ruxandra Looft

Sep 17, 2019

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures

Join a discussion about the ReACT exhibit, led by Ruxandra Looft, Director of Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity.

Free Speech and Academic Freedom

Sep 17, 2019

5:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Henry (Hank) Reichman is the former chair of the Association of American University Professors Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure and an expert on campus free speech. He is professor emeritus of history at California State University, East Bay.

Stained Glass

Sep 17, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $85, Public $95

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Rod Simpson Create a small panel using an array of beautifully colored glass. Learn how to handle glass, choose colors and textures, fit glass to patterns, cut, grind, foil and solder. Enhanced by daylight, your piece will change based on the weather, season and time of day.

Floral Design: Game Day Arrangements

Sep 17, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Show off your local team spirit with a floral display in cardinal and gold. Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.

Wheel Pottery Class

Sep 17, 2019

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $110, Public $120

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Greg Lamont Get your hands dirty and make beautiful things! Start with centering clay and pulling cylinders, the building blocks to throwing on the wheel. Move on to forming bowls, mugs, vases and plates, and learn handle-pulling, glazing and finishing techniques. Open to beginners as well as those with experience who would like to improve their skills.

Lecture: Literacy as Action in Enduring Climates of Xenophobia

Sep 17, 2019

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Cati de los Ríos is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at UC Davis. De los Ríos's research explores the intersections of adolescent literacies, transnationalism, translanguaging, ethnic studies, and teacher education.

Open Mic Night

Sep 17, 2019

8:00 PM

The M-Shop, Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Open Mic Night gives students the chance to show off their talents to fellow peers. Many perform as musicians, comedians, and poets. Enjoy a night full of talented Iowa State Students. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019

Campus Fire Safety Day

Sep 18, 2019

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Parks Library south lawn

free

Environmental Health & Safety Student activities Training, development

As part of Campus Fire Safety Month, Environmental Health and Safety is hosting its annual Fire Safety Day. Stop by to put out a simulated fire, learn fire safety tips, meet Ames fire fighters and receive a free T-shirt.

Behind the Scenes: Butterfly Survey - Citizen Science

Sep 18, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Head out into the Gardens to track and survey live butterflies as you learn more about the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network and ways you can participate in citizen science through Reiman Gardens.

Career Fair: College of Engineering

Sep 18, 2019

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Scheman Building

free

College of Engineering Student activities

Employers will be on campus looking to fill full-time, intern and co-op positions. All ISU students and alumni are welcome to attend.

Psychology panel: Discerning fake news

Sep 18, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

198 Parks Library

free

University Library Lectures

"Psychology in Everyday Life: Discerning Fake News." Graduate students in psychology will discuss ways to tell the difference between real and fake news, why people often fall for fake news, and a brief history on the prevalence of fake news in the media.

Ecologies of Elsewhere: Commonstudio Lecture

Sep 18, 2019

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Kim Karlsrud and Daniel Phillips, cofounders of Commonstudio in Los Angeles, will share recent work with urban ecosystems that spans many countries, contexts and disciplinary boundaries between art, design and science.

Hand Lettering + Watercolor Workshop

Sep 18, 2019

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $10, Public $20

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Kristin Erdman Walk through a step-by-step process to learn the basics of hand-lettering and some techniques for creating a watercolor background. Choose a word that speaks your truth, and combine your new skills using pens and watercolors. Pop it in a 5" x 7" frame and leave with some new artwork for your walls and extra practice sheets to continue honing your skills. Beginners and lefties welcome!

Leaders Workshop Series

Sep 18, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Gallery Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Center Student activities

The Leaders Workshop Series is an opportunity for you to build up your leadership skills from the inside out.

Hand Lettering + Watercolor Workshop

Sep 18, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $10, Public $20

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Kristin Erdman Walk through a step-by-step process to learn the basics of hand-lettering and some techniques for creating a watercolor background. Choose a word that speaks your truth, and combine your new skills using pens and watercolors. Pop it in a 5" x 7" frame and leave with some new artwork for your walls and extra practice sheets to continue honing your skills. Beginners and lefties welcome!

Thursday, 19 Sep 2019

Study Abroad Fair

Sep 19, 2019

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Study Abroad Center Diversity Student activities

A one-stop shop to learn about adventures abroad -- interning, studying and volunteering opportunities, ranging from one week to one year. The U.S. Postal Service will have staff available to accept passport applications and renewals.

Plant Walk: Hummingbird Nectar Plants

Sep 19, 2019

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

What IS that plant? Get to know the works of art in our living museum from the expert herself - join Lindsey Smith, Reiman Gardens' Plant Collections Curator, for in-depth walking tours of the plants and flowers that make this place so special.

Happy Outdoor Painting Workshop

Sep 19, 2019

5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $25 single workshop or $85 for all four workshops, Public $35 single workshop or $125 for all four workshops

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Create the kind of world you want to see in this oil painting class ala Bob Ross. Follow Levi Chytka using wet-on-wet oil painting technique on a canvas with basic tools. Immerse yourselves in the happy trees, little squirrels, and warm sun on the MU terrace on the west side of the building (Rain location is the Workspace).

Documentary: The Postville Raid

Sep 19, 2019

6:00 PM

198 Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Diversity

The film tells the gripping personal stories of the individuals, the families and the town that survived the most brutal, most expensive and largest immigration raid in the history of the United States and serves as a cautionary tale of government abuses. Megan Myers, assistant professor in world languages and cultures, will lead a Q&A after the screening.

Glass Beads Class

Sep 19, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $78, Public $88

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Rhonda Scott Learn to create colorful beads by heating and shaping glass with a torch - yes, we get to work with fire! Build your skills with step-by-step instruction and see how the quality of your beads evolves. Use your vibrant pretties in your next jewelry project, or display them as tiny works of art.

Cyclone Cinema: Yesterday

Sep 19, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver 101

free

Memorial Union programs Student activities

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town. After an accident Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Jack becomes on overnight sensation after performing The Beatles songs to a world that has never heard them.

Reopening Gala: Beyond the Glass

Sep 19, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

free

University Museums Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

Following seven months of renovation, be among the first to see the Brunnier Art Museum, preview three exhibitions and see the unveiling of a new public art installation.

Performance: The Head and The Heart

Sep 19, 2019

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$54.50 - $74.50

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

The Head and The Heart return with their fourth full-length album, Living Mirage, featuring newly released "Missed Connection". Initially self-released in 2011, The Head and The Heart's self-titled breakout debut produced instant classics including "Rivers and Roads", "Down In The Valley" and "Lost In My Mind" and is now Certified Gold. Their last two albums, settled into Billboard's Top 10 albums chart.

Comedian Jon Rudnitsky

Sep 19, 2019

9:00 PM

The M-Shop, Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Jon is a stand-up comedian who tours all over the country. He's a multi-hyphenate artist, who has appeared on films and TV such as Saturday Night Live.

Friday, 20 Sep 2019

Lecture: Engineering a Life of Service

Sep 20, 2019

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures

Learn about the extraordinary personal and professional life of Henry J. Brunnier, co-founder of the Brunnier Art Museum with his wife, Ann. Mike Davies, president and principal structural engineer of H. J. Brunnier Associates, will present a selection of structures designed by the engineering firm that bears Brunnier's name.