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What is featured?

Friday, 31 Jan 2020

ISU AfterDark

Jan 31, 2020

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

MU

free

Memorial Union programs Student activities

Come to ISU AfterDark for a fun night of games and free food! Bingo and the photobooth are all night. Silent disco is from 9 p.m. - midnight in the M-Shop and bowling is from 9 p.m. - midnight at CyBowl & Billiards. Free Panda Express starts at 10 p.m.

Saturday, 01 Feb 2020

Legislative Wake-Up: Story County's Iowa Legislative Representatives

Feb 01, 2020

8:30 AM

Rm 3512, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Students and faculty and staff are invited to meet with Ames and Story County's representatives in the Iowa Legislature. You will be able to ask questions about legislation being considered this session. This event is cosponsored by the Ames and Story County League of Women Voters and the Committee on Lectures.

Swimming and Diving

Feb 01, 2020

10:00 AM

Beyer Hall

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. North Texas and UNI.

Iowa State Leadership Experience

Feb 01, 2020

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Center Student activities

Iowa State Leadership Experience is an event intended to help new and existing leaders on campus improve their leadership skills, learn about leadership opportunities at Iowa State, and network with other leaders from across campus.

February Craft of the Month: String Art

Feb 01, 2020

2:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$8 per person

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Hammer nails into a board in the shape of your state, pinpoint your hometown, and add a string pattern. Other designs available, or create your own!

Sunday, 02 Feb 2020

Plein Air Painting in the Conservatory

Feb 02, 2020

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Students of all skill levels will learn to paint the colors and textures of the Gardens in the French tradition of painting "en plein air," or outside - or in this case, in the Conservatory!

Home Gardening Series: Houseplants

Feb 02, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Learn from Reiman Gardens staff about topics pertinent to home gardeners of any experience level.

Walk-in Argentine Tango Lessons

Feb 02, 2020

4:00 PM

Workspace

$

Student Activities Center Arts, performances

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance.

Tuesday, 04 Feb 2020

Retirement reception: Kenny Bollenbaugh

Feb 04, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Maintenance Shop Break Room, General Services Building

free

Facilities Planning and Management Meetings, receptions

Kenny Bollenbaugh, supervisor for plant services (electrical/mechanical maintenance) in facilities planning and management, is retiring Feb. 4. A program will begin at 2 p.m.

Retirement reception: Dale Meyer

Feb 04, 2020

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Room 205 TASF

free

U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory Meetings, receptions

Dale Meyer, engineering technician with Ames Laboratory, is retiring.

Japanese Spring Festivals

Feb 04, 2020

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building, Level 2

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Sarah Bartlett, Pohlman Fellow, will talk about Japanese Spring Festivals and how they relate to the works of art in the Contemplate Japan exhibition.

Open Mic Night

Feb 04, 2020

8:00 PM

The M-Shop, Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances 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, 05 Feb 2020

Lecture: What Responsibility Do Architects Have to Create a More Just World?

Feb 05, 2020

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Lori Brown is a professor of architecture at Syracuse University and cofounder of ArchiteXX, a group working to raise awareness of women in architecture, create support and mentorship networks and take design actions to broaden the exposure of architecture in the world. She focuses on relationships between architecture and social justice issues with particular emphasis on gender and its impact on spatial relationships.

Women's Basketball

Feb 05, 2020

6:30 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5-$12

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State.

Thursday, 06 Feb 2020

Caterpillar Club

Feb 06, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

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

Retirement reception: John Flickinger

Feb 06, 2020

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Extension and Outreach Meetings, receptions

John Flickinger, budget officer for ISU Extension and Outreach, is retiring from Iowa State on Feb. 7 after 27 years of service. He started with the university in 1987 and began working in extension in 1993. A short presentation will begin at 3:15 p.m.

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Feb 06, 2020

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.

Creating Global Understanding Exhibition Reception

Feb 06, 2020

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join participating faculty in a conversation about their contributions to the exhibition.

Wheel Pottery Class

Feb 06, 2020

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $110, Public $120

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

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.

A Rewarding Career at the Mayo

Feb 06, 2020

7:00 PM

Great Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Dr. An, director emeritus of the orthopedic biomechanics laboratory at the Mayo Clinic, will discuss his ongoing studies about medical and biochemical factors influencing soft tissue integrity, performance, and remodeling. Dr. An will also discuss the culture in health care and his personal life lessons from working at the Mayo Clinic. The 2020 Pease Family Scholar in Kinesiology

Friday, 07 Feb 2020

Swimming and Diving

Feb 07, 2020

10:00 AM

Beyer Hall

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Kansas.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Valentine's Day Gifts

Feb 07, 2020

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

Show your bestie or your bae all the love this year.

Saturday, 08 Feb 2020

Orchid Fest

Feb 08, 2020

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Join Reiman Gardens for the annual Orchid Fest. Exotic orchids in a variety of species and colors will be on display and available for purchase both days.

Family Nature Hour: Invertebrate Encounter

Feb 08, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Let's get outside and explore! Families are invited to gather for a staff-guided nature exploration at Reiman Gardens.

Paper Marbling + Hand Lettering Workshop

Feb 08, 2020

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $50 & Public $60 (Supplies includeD)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn how to marble paper with instructor Rhonda Scott using the Suminagashi method. You'll be able to make a few papers, and then while they dry, you will walk through step-by-step process to learn the basics of hand-lettering with instructor Kristin Erdman. Bring everything together by lettering phrases on your marbled paper, adding some glittery details, and framing two 4" x 6" works of art. Extra paper can be taken home for future projects.

Women's Basketball

Feb 08, 2020

2:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5-$12

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma.

The 44th Annual Cyclone Honor Band Festival

Feb 08, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$10 adult/ $5 students - tickets available at Stephens

Music Department Arts, performances

Featuring talented students from schools around Iowa.

Men's Basketball

Feb 08, 2020

7:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$25-$40

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Kansas State.

Sunday, 09 Feb 2020

Orchid Fest

Feb 09, 2020

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens Student activities

Join Reiman Gardens for the annual Orchid Fest. Exotic orchids in a variety of species and colors will be on display and available for purchase both days.

Botanical Art: Orchids

Feb 09, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

2-week series starting Sunday, February 9, 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Painting a detailed, realistic plant is done by carefully observing the specimen and knowing how to use the medium.