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Friday, 01 Nov 2019

#CyThx at Iowa State University Initiative (November 1-30)

Nov 01, 2019

All day

Via http://www.celt.iastate.edu/cythx/

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

We hope that all Cyclones take time to acknowledge their Iowa State University faculty, graduate teaching assistants, mentors, advisers, mentors, colleagues, and more. Before November 30, Cyclones are encouraged to answer, "Who makes you feel like a valued member of the ISU community?" via our the 2019 #CyThx at Iowa State University submission form.

Chasing George Washington (sold out)

Nov 01, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4 advance/$5 door

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Field trips are fun, especially when your destination is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! In this charming musical, Dee, José and Annie accidentally knock George Washington out of his portrait and into real life -- turning their White House tour into a mad-cap and fun-filled adventure. As they encounter Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, Dolley Madison, and other famous White House residents, together they all learn what is the true portrait of America.

Retirement reception: Cindy Howe

Nov 01, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

0162 General Services Building

free

Facilities Planning and Management Meetings, receptions

Cindy Howe, an interior designer for facilities planning and management, is retiring Nov. 4. A short program will begin at 2 p.m.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Sweater Weather

Nov 01, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $4 studio fee + cost of bisque, Public $5 studio fee + cost of bisque

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Autumn leaves abound in our fall bisque! We will show you the basics of painting your piece and fire it within a week. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.

Performance: Chasing George Washington

Nov 01, 2019

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$5-$20

Theatre Arts, performances Diversity

While on a field trip to the White House students magically encounter our most famous founding father, who leads them on a fun-filled adventure that helps them all discover the true portrait of America.

Saturday, 02 Nov 2019

Botanical Inks and Paints

Nov 02, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Add a new dimension to writing, drawing, or painting by exploring handmade botanical inks. We will use a variety of botanical materials to create plant-based inks and fresh plant-made paints.

Lyrica Women's Choir

Nov 02, 2019

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building

$5 tickets available at the door

Music Department Arts, performances

Lyrica Women's Choir is directed by Kathleen Rodde.

News Boys

Nov 02, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$30 - $45

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

A concert by Australian Christian music group

Performance: Chasing George Washington

Nov 02, 2019

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$5-$20

Theatre Arts, performances Diversity

While on a field trip to the White House students magically encounter our most famous founding father, who leads them on a fun-filled adventure that helps them all discover the true portrait of America.

Sunday, 03 Nov 2019

Curator Talk: Timeless: Iowa and Contemporary Pottery

Nov 03, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

University Museums Arts, performances

Join University Museums Associate Curator Adrienne Gennett as she discusses the exhibition and recent acquisitions to the ceramics collection.

ISU Statesmen Choral Concert

Nov 03, 2019

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5 - tickets at the door

Music Department Arts, performances

James Rodde, conductor

Argentine Tango Lessons

Nov 03, 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.

Amara Piano Quartet

Nov 03, 2019

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital, Music Hall

$0

Music Department Arts, performances

Members of the Ames Piano Quartet include Boro Martinic-Jercic, violin; George Work, cello; Mei-Hsuan Huang, piano

Jersey Boys

Nov 03, 2019

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$40-$90

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier® Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard... and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story.

Monday, 04 Nov 2019

Media and the 2020 Election - Alexander Heffner

Nov 04, 2019

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Alexander Heffner is the host of The Open Mind on PBS. He has covered American politics, civic life, and millennials since the 2008 presidential campaign. His work has been profiled in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Des Moines Register and numerous other outlets. This lecture will provide students with the opportunity to engage with Mr. Heffner about the Iowa Caucuses and the 2020 elections. Students will be able to register...

Tuesday, 05 Nov 2019

Home Gardening Series: Putting the Garden to Bed

Nov 05, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

As winter approaches, many gardeners begin preparations for the cold season to give their garden the best start in spring.

Wednesday, 06 Nov 2019

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Nov 06, 2019

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

Professional and Scientific Council Meetings, receptions

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.

Open house and dedication: Digital Accessibility Lab

Nov 06, 2019

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

206 Durham Center

free

IT Services Diversity Meetings, receptions

Designed as a welcoming and inclusive space, the Digital Accessibility Lab will allow students with disabilities to work together using assistive technology that includes speech-to-text software, text-to-speech software, gaming hardware and software, screen magnifiers, virtual reality headsets and more. A program will begin at 3 p.m., followed by tours of the lab.

Intermediate Glass Beads Workshop

Nov 06, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $25, Public $35

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Rhonda Scott Take your lamp-work skills to the next level and make amazing glass beads with metal! Learn several ways to add fine silver wire and silver foil to your creations. Students must complete a beginning glass beads class before taking this class. Supply fee includes glass for class time only.

Workshop, Intensive [Wine] Tasting Proficiency Training

Nov 06, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Room 2379 Food Sciences Building

$75, register by Nov. 1

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Conferences

Hosted by the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, this two-evening course for consumers and wine enthusiasts examines the critical evaluation of wines. It concludes Nov. 7.

Volleyball vs. West Virginia

Nov 06, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State Volleyball vs. West Virginia

Thursday, 07 Nov 2019

Conference: Go Further

Nov 07, 2019

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

$15 (includes lunch)

Program for Women in Science and Engineering Conferences

A one-day conference for 9th- and 10th-grade girls to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and careers through hands-on activities and presentations.

Caterpillar Club

Nov 07, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Join us this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme.

Fall Pruning Workshop

Nov 07, 2019

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Join Reiman Gardens' Horticulturists Sharon Rink and Kara Ketrick for an informative and hands-on workshop designed to familiarize you with all the W's of autumn pruning!

EndNote Web Basics

Nov 07, 2019

3:10 PM - 4:40 PM

Parks Library

free

University Library Training, development

Workshop for beginners. Let us know if you need accommodations. Register through Learn@ISU, keyword: LIB.

Fused Glass Ornaments

Nov 07, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $36, Public $46

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Rhonda Scott Get in the holiday spirit by making two beautiful glass ornaments. Learn to safely cut glass, create a design and assemble glass. During the kiln firing, we will "tack fuse" your ornaments. This will join the glass, but design components will retain their individual characteristics. Ornaments will be ready for pick up the following week. Equally fun to give as gifts or to keep for yourself!

Friday, 08 Nov 2019

First Generation College Student Celebration

Nov 08, 2019

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Oak Room, Memorial Union

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Meetings, receptions Student activities

ISU faculty and staff are invited to engage and network with first-generation students as part of the National First Generation Student Week celebration. Registration is encouraged.

Competition: ISU Innovation Prize

Nov 08, 2019

4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Economics Development Core Facility

free

Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Conferences

Students, faculty, staff and Ames community members compete in one of three challenges: agriculture tech, education tech and global impact. Facilitated by David Tominsky, entrepreneur and community builder from Cedar Rapids.