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What is featured?

Friday, 01 Oct 2021

Cyday Friday Walk

Oct 01, 2021

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Beardshear Hall entrance

free

General Events Meetings, receptions

Celebrate Cyday Friday with a one-mile walk on campus. Say hello to Cy and look for a chance to win prizes. You are welcome to walk the route at your own pace. Preregister (free) to be eligible for prize drawings.

Carillon Concert

Oct 01, 2021

12:30 PM

Sukup Hall atrium

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

A student concert performed on the one-fifth carillon and campanile model. The performances also will be livestreamed on Facebook.

Seminar: Bridging the Gap between Algorithm and Architecture: A Machine learning-based Approach

Oct 01, 2021

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Webex

free

Research

Will discuss how machine learning techniques can be used to solve complex hardware design problems.

Seminar: A neural network approach for high-dimensional real-time optimal control

Oct 01, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Zoom

free

Research

Join this seminar to hear about how this research group is approaching training neural networks to synthesize real-time controls.

Cyclone Cinema: In the Heights

Oct 01, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.

Concert: The Get Up Kids

Oct 01, 2021

8:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$16-$20

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

On their new album "Problems," The Get Up Kids examine everything from life-changing loss to loneliness to the inevitable anxiety of existing in 2019. But by sustaining the essence of their sound -- anthemic choruses with sing-along-ready melodies -- the band highlights those troubles as a shared experience, giving way to an unbreakable solidarity. Indie/post-punk band Pilot to Gunner will support the show.

Performance: Gary Allan

Oct 01, 2021

8:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$39-$99

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way.

Saturday, 02 Oct 2021

Football vs. Kansas

Oct 02, 2021

All day

Jack Trice Stadium

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Kansas. Game times and dates are subject to change.

Cyclone Central Tailgate

Oct 02, 2021

3:00 PM

Alumni Center

free

General Events Special events

Cyclones everywhere are invited to celebrate at the Alumni Center before every home football game. Enjoy giveaways, fun and games, shopping, food and drink, and entertainment for all ages. Doors open three hours prior to kick-off and end 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Catered meal available for an additional charge.

Football vs. Kansas

Oct 02, 2021

6:00 PM

Jack Trice Stadium

$50-$85

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Kansas. Game times and dates are subject to change.

Cyclone Cinema: In the Heights

Oct 02, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.

Sunday, 03 Oct 2021

Soccer vs. Kansas

Oct 03, 2021

1:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Kansas.

Sunday Tours: Ginnever "Folded Forms"

Oct 03, 2021

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Diversity

From complex geometry to striking forms, Charles Ginnever explored the intricacy of origami throughout his career. University Museums Curator Sydney Marshall takes you through the new exhibition "Charles Ginnever: Folded Forms."

Argentine Tango Lessons

Oct 03, 2021

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: In the Heights

Oct 03, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.

Performance: Three Dog Night

Oct 03, 2021

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$49-$75

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Legendary band Three Dog Night, now in its fifth decade, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. From 1969 to 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records, or sold more concert tickets.

Monday, 04 Oct 2021

Paint Your Own Pottery: Zodiac Week

Oct 04, 2021

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$10-$15 depending on what you choose

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

What's your sign? Choose a mug or bowl and personalize with your astrological sign or symbol. Find out more about the Memorial Union Zodiac's traditions and superstitions. Drop in anytime Monday-Friday 2-9pm or Saturday 10am-4pm.

Fall Blood Drive

Oct 04, 2021

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Student activities

This four-day event is planned each semester by the Iowa State Blood Drive student organization. Participants also can view their free COVID-19 antibody test results several days after donating. Donors receive a T-shirt and an EatStreet gift card, while supplies last.

Monday Monologues series

Oct 04, 2021

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Parks Library steps

free

University Library Arts, performances

"Live: Singing in Steps," featuring the Cantamus, Lyrica, and Count Me In music department ensembles, conducted by Jennifer Rodgers. The ISU choral ensembles will present a concert that includes layers of music-making and selections that work beyond the concert hall. Be a part of keeping live music alive.

Seminar: Growing the Next Football Field for Jack Trice Stadium

Oct 04, 2021

4:25 PM - 5:15 PM

Room 118, Horticulture Hall

free

Research

This seminar will cover the unique background and steps taken to grow the next playing surface for Jack Trice Stadium from corn field to football field. A unique partnership between the ISU Department of Horticulture and ISU Athletic Department has allowed future turfgrass managers to learn the steps to establish and grow sod for a new football field.

Keynote: Divided We Stand

Oct 04, 2021

7:00 PM

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"Divided We Stand," Marjorie Spruill, author and distinguished professor emerita of history from the University of South Carolina, will be the keynote speaker. This is the closing event of the Hard Won, Not Done 19th Amendment statewide centennial commemoration.

Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021

News Engagement Day

Oct 05, 2021

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hamilton Hall and Student Innovation Center

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student activities

The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication will celebrate #NewsEngagementDay by focusing on global journalism and the importance of news worldwide. Read, watch, like, tweet, post, listen to, or comment on news, and learn news reporting principles.

Conversations about Carbon

Oct 05, 2021

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Zoom webinar

free

Research Lectures Live Green

Dr. Bernardo del Campo, president, Advanced Renewable Technology International (ARTi), is the featured guest in the ISU Bioeconomy Institute series. Registration (free) is encouraged.

Fall Blood Drive

Oct 05, 2021

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Student activities

This four-day event is planned each semester by the Iowa State Blood Drive student organization. Participants also can view their free COVID-19 antibody test results several days after donating. Donors receive a T-shirt and an EatStreet gift card, while supplies last.

Workshop: Publishing Open Textbooks with Pressbooks

Oct 05, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Parks Library

free

University Library Training, development

Learn more about ISU Digital Press' book publishing software, Pressbooks, an easy-to-use tool that allows authors to export their online text into multiple formats (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) and integrate interactive videos and tools for active learning.

Afternoon Wheel Pottery Class

Oct 05, 2021

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $125/Public $135 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

An introduction to creating functional pottery on the wheel. Start with the building blocks of centering clay and pulling cylinders, and move on to make bowls, mugs, and other forms. Class meets Tuesdays from 2:30-5:30pm for 6 weeks with instructor Valerie Williams.

Seminar: Constructing the hematopoietic stem cell specification niche

Oct 05, 2021

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Webex

free

Research

Hear about how this research is further defining key downstream molecular mechanisms essential to niche formation including maturation of the extracellular matrix and specific signal transduction pathways essential for the earliest hematopoietic stem cells to be specified.

Seminar: Problem Factories: Almost endless problem generation

Oct 05, 2021

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Zoom

free

Research

Hear from Dr. Dan Ashlock from the University of Guelph discuss how math professors can dispel the idea that math is awful.