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Sunday, 13 Oct 2019

Artist Talk: Jennifer Steinkamp

Oct 13, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

University Museums Arts, performances

Join artist Jennifer Steinkamp as she discusses her installations in the newly renovated Brunnier Art Museum and her artistic practice.

Performance: Climate Change Theatre Action

Oct 13, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Ames Public Library

Donations accepted

Theatre Arts, performances Live Green

"Climate Change Theatre Action: Lighting the Way," a series of short plays written by international playwrights to support the UN Climate Change Conference. These stories bring science to life and encourage us to work toward a sustainable future together. ISU's CCTA focuses on sharing knowledge, discovering hope and creating community as the best ways to face growing environmental crises.

Collage of Choirs

Oct 13, 2019

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$10 / $5 Tickets available at the CY Stephens box office or online www.center.iastate.edu

Music Department Arts, performances

All the choirs perform, Iowa State Singers, ISU Statesmen, Cantamus Women's Choir, Lyrica Women's Choir

Argentine Tango Lessons

Oct 13, 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.

Film and discussion: Seeds! Diversity of Wonder

Oct 13, 2019

6:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Biologist Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, and the award-winning author of "The Triumph of Seeds." He is featured in the new six-part documentary "Seeds: Diversity of Wonder," produced by the Iowa State University Seed Science Center. Following the film, Hanson will discuss his research and writing on the natural and human history of seeds.

Lecture: Rethinking the Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in American Cities

Oct 13, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

College of Design Diversity Lectures

Planning and development specialist Brian Hurd, the technical assistance program manager for Rise Community Development in St. Louis, will talk about building equity and sustainability in communities in a public keynote lecture following an invitation-only design charrette to examine regenerative and inclusive housing solutions for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Hurd holds a master of community and regional planning from ISU.

Cyclone Cinema: Toy Story 4

Oct 13, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver 101

free

Memorial Union programs Student activities

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the crew embark on a road trip that turns into an unexpected reunion.

Monday, 14 Oct 2019

BRA (Bras to Recycle and Aid Women) Collection

Oct 14, 2019

All day

Multiple Collection Boxes Throughout Campus

free

Live Green Live Green

In partnership with I Support the Girls, the Office of Sustainability is collecting gently-used and unwanted bras toward supporting Central Iowa women in need.

Disability Awareness Week Kick-Off

Oct 14, 2019

10:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Parks Library Agora

Dean of Students Office

Swing by for goodies, information, and engaging discussions! This event is part of Disability Awareness Week 2019.

Monday Monologues series

Oct 14, 2019

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"Becoming the Bronze Idol" and other poems, read by Rita Mookerjee, ISU women's and gender studies program. Mookerjee chose Indigenous People's Day to read from her works which, in part, address colonialism and the tokenization of minority cultures.

Accessible Game Night

Oct 14, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Carver Hall Lobby

Dean of Students Office

Come and join for a night filled of accessible games and fun! This event is a part of Disability Awareness Week 2019.

Dream Catcher Workshop

Oct 14, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU: $20 Public: $20

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Irma Wilson White Although Dream Catchers are commonly seen as decorative pieces, they have a long and meaningful history in Native American culture. Learn the origin of the craft and the symbolism of the materials to see the cultural significance of this ancient artform. Learn the knotting techniques for your hoop, and choose a bead and feather to incorporate into your own design. Commemorate Indigenous Peoples' Day!

Dream Catcher Workshop

Oct 14, 2019

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU: $20 Public: $20

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Irma Wilson White Although Dream Catchers are commonly seen as decorative pieces, they have a long and meaningful history in Native American culture. Learn the origin of the craft and the symbolism of the materials to see the cultural significance of this ancient artform. Learn the knotting techniques for your hoop, and choose a bead and feather to incorporate into your own design. Commemorate Indigenous Peoples' Day!

Borlaug Lecture: World Food Prize Laureate Simon Groot

Oct 14, 2019

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

"First" The Seed," with the 2019 World Food Prize Laureate, Simon Groot, a sixth-generation seedsman and the founder and leader of East-West Seed. Having observed the many challenges facing poverty-stricken smallholder farmers in Southeast Asia, Groot founded East-West Seed in 1982 in the Philippines.

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019

BRA (Bras to Recycle and Aid Women) Collection

Oct 15, 2019

All day

Multiple Collection Boxes Throughout Campus

free

Live Green Live Green

In partnership with I Support the Girls, the Office of Sustainability is collecting gently-used and unwanted bras toward supporting Central Iowa women in need.

Majors Fair

Oct 15, 2019

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Meetings, receptions Student activities

More than 100 ISU major and minor degree programs will be represented in one room. The Majors Fair is for any students who are Open Option, undecided, thinking about changing their major, want a second major, or interested in a minor.

Earth Observation Day

Oct 15, 2019

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Room 248 Durham Center

free

College of Design Meetings, receptions Special events

This free event celebrates remote sensing and GIS (geographic information system). It starts with a faculty presentation and concludes with a mapathon. Pizza lunch is provided for all who RSVP.

Meeting: Faculty Senate

Oct 15, 2019

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Faculty Senate Meetings, receptions

The Faculty Senate represents the general faculty of Iowa State and participates in shared governance of the University with the administration. Senate meetings are open to the public.

Lecture: My Journey with Tourette's

Oct 15, 2019

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Gallery Room, Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Diversity Lectures

Iowan Trevor Smith was diagnosed with one of the most extreme cases of Tourette's in the world, but with the help of ground-breaking treatment, his constant tics are beginning to ease. This event is a part of Disability Awareness Week 2019.

Acrylic Painting Class

Oct 15, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $72, Public $82

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Kyle Renell Discover the versatility of acrylic - a water-soluble medium that dries quickly. Learn basic color theory as well as painting from both life and photographs. Techniques will include monochromatic painting, full color application, and glazing. For beginning painters or those with some experience wanting to expand their skills.

Beginner Ukulele Lessons 1

Oct 15, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $40, Public $50

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Billy Kearney Learn the basics needed to make music on the ever-popular ukulele. It's like a guitar, only a whole lot easier! You will learn to tune your instrument and make basic chords plus how to accompany yourself or others using basic chord charts and song sheets, all in a fun and inclusive setting.

Floral Design: Trick or Treat: Tabletop Displays

Oct 15, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

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Reiman Gardens

Create an arrangement inspired by the craftiest of holidays, full of floral surprises and other "treats". Registration with pre-payment is required one week in advance.

#WhyIStayed: Domestic Violence as a Community Issue

Oct 15, 2019

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

"#WhyIStayed: Domestic Violence as a Community Issue," Beverly Gooden, social activist and creator of the #WhyIStayed hashtag and global movement. Gooden challenges the question "Why did he/she stay" and reveals how the current way we interact with survivors is a house of cards. A lecture about intimacy, compassion and equality, scheduled as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Intermediate Ukulele Lessons

Oct 15, 2019

7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $40, Public $50

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Billy Kearney If you can already easily move through chord changes and are fluent with closed chords (ex: Bb, Eb, G#) but still don't know how to get "that sound," this class is for you. Learn poly rhythms and melodic chording techniques to make you ukulele playing stand out. Learn to get the most out of you uke and use more of the neck. Must be able to play chords up to tempo.

Open Mic Night

Oct 15, 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)

Lecture: How to Find a Planet Without Leaving Your Couch

Oct 15, 2019

8:15 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Chris Lintott, professor of astrophysics and research fellow at Oxford's New College, will discuss what we know and don't know, explain how you might find a planet of your own using only a laptop, and discuss the progress of NASA's TESS planet hunting mission.

Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019

BRA (Bras to Recycle and Aid Women) Collection

Oct 16, 2019

All day

Multiple Collection Boxes Throughout Campus

free

Live Green Live Green

In partnership with I Support the Girls, the Office of Sustainability is collecting gently-used and unwanted bras toward supporting Central Iowa women in need.

Disability Awareness Week: Ice Cream Social

Oct 16, 2019

5:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Lobby, Student Services Building

Dean of Students Office Meetings, receptions

Enjoy ice cream and button making as part events planned for Disability Awareness Week. A presentation for the Sargent Award also is planned. Hosted by the Alliance for Disability Awareness.

Behind the Scenes: Fall & Winter Plants of Interest

Oct 16, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

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Reiman Gardens

Stroll through the gardens with Assistant Director Aaron Steil as you pick his brain about Reiman Gardens' plants, shrubs, trees, and flowers with beautiful late seasonal color and texture.

Art Walk: Exploring the Public Art of Norie Sato

Oct 16, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hach Hall

University Museums Arts, performances

Tour Hach Hall, Marston Hall and the Palmer Building to discover the breadth and depth of Norie Sato's public art on the ISU campus.