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Sunday, 10 Oct 2021

Sunday Tours: Bilingual "Arte Cubano"

Oct 10, 2021

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Brunnier Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Diversity

Journey through the exhibition "Arte Cubano" and learn about the varied artistic expressions found in contemporary Cuban art. Spanish translation by the students of the course Culture and Community: Iowa and Midwest Latino/as.

Argentine Tango Lessons

Oct 10, 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: Snake Eyes

Oct 10, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

An ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage welcomes tenacious loner Snake Eyes after he saves the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach him the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing him something he's been longing for: a home. However, when secrets from Snake Eyes' past are revealed, his honor and allegiance get tested -- even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.

Monday, 11 Oct 2021

Paint Your Own Pottery: Trinkets and Treasures Week

Oct 11, 2021

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$10-$15 depending on what you choose

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Create a place for your favorite little things - a tray for your keys, a ring holder, a bank for your change, or choose from boxes of all shapes and sizes. Drop in anytime Monday-Friday 2-9pm or Saturday 10am-4pm.

Monday Monologues series (virtual)

Oct 11, 2021

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

YouTube live

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"Fashion Forward: Centering Justice in Fashion History" an online exhibit that confronts traditional museum practices. By reinterpreting a selection of objects in the ISU Textiles and Clothing Museum with a social justice lens, including cultural appropriation, racial inequities, shifting masculinities, women and feminism, socio-economic carriers and environmental justice, stories arise that were previously left out of the mainstream narrative.

Dream Catcher Workshop for Indigenous People's Day

Oct 11, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$15 (all supplies included)

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Although Dream Catchers are commonly seen as decorative pieces, they have a long and meaningful history in Native American culture. Learn about the origin of this craft and the symbolism of the materials with Winnebago Omaha elder Irma Wilson White.

Lecture: Residential Design for Health and Longevity

Oct 11, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

2245 Coover

free

College of Design Lectures

Cynthia Leibrock, an award-winning author, interior designer and consultant on accessibility and aging, is the principal and founder of Easy Access to Health, which offers consulting services in patient-centered design, planning for independent living, product analysis and judiciary witness services. Her lecture is hosted by the Department of Interior Design with support from the Institute for Design Research and Outreach.

Dream Catcher Workshop for Indigenous People's Day

Oct 11, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$15 (all supplies included)

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Although Dream Catchers are commonly seen as decorative pieces, they have a long and meaningful history in Native American culture. Learn about the origin of this craft and the symbolism of the materials with Winnebago Omaha elder Irma Wilson White.

Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021

Innovation 101: How to Use the Student Innovation Center

Oct 12, 2021

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

This month's Innovation 101 session will explore the Electronics, Textiles, and 3D Printing Shop in the Student Innovation Center. If you want to learn more about how to get your hands on these tools to start creating, be sure to join in this virtual tour of the shop. Registration (free) required.

RESCHEDULED: Professional and Scientific Council seminar series

Oct 12, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3560 Memorial Union

free

Professional and Scientific Council Lectures

This event has been moved to Oct. 19. "WorkFlex: First Steps," Ed Holland, director of benefits and worklife, University Human Resources. Holland will cover: Rollout of the program; timeline; what the program can mean for you; requesting a flexible work schedule or location.

Meeting: Faculty Senate

Oct 12, 2021

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.

Shark Tank Watch Party

Oct 12, 2021

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

3231 Student Innovation Center

free

Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Conferences Student activities

Join like-minded students to watch "Shark Tank." Meet others from across campus who are interested in starting a business or learning more about entrepreneurship. Registration requested.

Conference on Civility and Deliberative Democracy

Oct 12, 2021

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics Conferences Lectures Live Green

"Energy Democracy: Driving Clean Energy Through Local Action," keynote address by Jon Carson, founder and managing partner of Trajectory Energy Partners.

Energy Democracy: Driving Clean Energy Through Local Action

Oct 12, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Jon Carson is the Founder and Managing Partner of Trajectory Energy Partners, a Midwest-based solar development company that works closely with landowners and communities to develop community solar and small utility scale projects with strong local support.

Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021

Farewell reception: Margo Foreman

Oct 13, 2021

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Room 3560 Memorial Union (formerly the Pioneer Room)

free

Office of the President Meetings, receptions

Interim vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion Margo Foreman has accepted a position as vice president and chief officer of diversity, equity and inclusion at Clark University, Worcester, Mass.

Workshop: Deliberative Democracy

Oct 13, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sun Hall, Memorial Union

free

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics Conferences Lectures Live Green

In moderated small groups, participants will discuss U.S. energy choices and practice civic skills of long-form deliberative democracy. Part of the Iowa State Conference on Civility and Deliberative Democracy. Registration (free) is required.

Thursday, 14 Oct 2021

Virtual conversation: Cyclones at Boeing

Oct 14, 2021

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

Aerospace engineering alumni and Boeing employees Kristin Crawford and Matthew England will share how Boeing engages them in innovation on the job, and what skills they learned -- and continue to learn -- about using innovative mindsets in their careers. Registration required.

Soccer vs. Texas Tech

Oct 14, 2021

6:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Texas Tech.

Cyclone Cinema: The Forever Purge

Oct 14, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Adela and her husband, Juan, live in Texas, where he works as a ranch hand for the wealthy Tucker family. Juan impresses the Tucker patriarch, Caleb, but that fuels the jealous anger of his son, Dylan. On the morning after the Purge, a masked gang of killers attacks the Tuckers, forcing both families to band together and fight back as the country spirals into chaos.

The Photo-Ethnography of Methamphetamine Use in Rural Alabama

Oct 14, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

The use of methamphetamine across rural areas in the United States has led to increased "cultural anxiety" about the drug and those who consume it. The general narrative of meth use has been heavily influenced by popular television programs and pervasive anti-meth campaigns. Using data from a two-year photo-ethnography Heith Copes provides a considered, contextualized portrait of those who live in rural poverty.

ISU Theatre: Corners Grove

Oct 14, 2021

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$20

Theatre Arts, performances

A reverent nod to "Our Town," this play follows a group of young people in the town of Corners Grove from high school into adulthood as they deal with leaving home, falling in love, gender identity, and the death of Whitney Houston. Contains adult content and language.

Concert: RIVVRS

Oct 14, 2021

8:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$8-$12

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

After a three year hiatus, RIVVRS returns with brand new album "Start Living" - a raw, vulnerable collection of alternative folk songs about the struggles that come with addiction, mental health, and sober recovery. RIVVRS first gained recognition with his 2016 single "I Will Follow You" which landed at No. 3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and saw more than 15-million streams and multiple features across TV and film.

Friday, 15 Oct 2021

Last Day! Sugar Skulls Craft for Latinx Heritage Month

Oct 15, 2021

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$8 in studio/$10 to go

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that celebrates and honors those who have passed. One tradition includes building ofrendas (altars) honoring the deceased using brightly colored skulls, marigolds, and possessions of the departed. Instead of sugar, our skulls are paper mache, but we invite you to decorate them in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos using paint, glitter.

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Building on an Ethical Foundation

Oct 15, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Step-a-torium, Student Innovation Center

free

Student Innovation Center Diversity Lectures

"Building on an Ethical Foundation," Alaina Money-Garman is the founder and CEO of Garman Homes and creator of Fresh Paint by Garman Homes. Known for her award winning blog, Build Like a Girl, Alaina is passionate about the role of women and BIPOC in homebuilding. Alaina is a frequent speaker and podcast guest who is known for sharing deeply personal stories of struggle and triumph in the hopes of inspiring and making space for others.

Professional Practices Forum: Building Relationships with External Innovation Partners

Oct 15, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

Akshay Sharma, Chair of Industrial Design, will share tips and tools to innovate in relationships. Part of the Professional Practices Forum series. Registration (free) required.

Lecture: Odette Casamayor-Cisneros

Oct 15, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Zoom and Brunnier Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Diversity Lectures Meetings, receptions

Cuban-born writer and scholar Dr. Odette Casamayor-Cisneros is Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. This lecture is in conjunction with the "Arte Cubano" exhibition.

Cyclone Cinema: The Forever Purge

Oct 15, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Adela and her husband, Juan, live in Texas, where he works as a ranch hand for the wealthy Tucker family. Juan impresses the Tucker patriarch, Caleb, but that fuels the jealous anger of his son, Dylan. On the morning after the Purge, a masked gang of killers attacks the Tuckers, forcing both families to band together and fight back as the country spirals into chaos.

ISU Theatre: Corners Grove

Oct 15, 2021

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$20

Theatre Arts, performances

A reverent nod to "Our Town," this play follows a group of young people in the town of Corners Grove from high school into adulthood as they deal with leaving home, falling in love, gender identity, and the death of Whitney Houston. Contains adult content and language.

Performance: Whose Live Anyway?

Oct 15, 2021

8:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$37.50-$57.50

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

An improv tour featuring the current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Enjoy 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Jeff B. Davis, Dave Foley, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes.

Saturday, 16 Oct 2021

Spirits in the Gardens

Oct 16, 2021

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$5-$10

Reiman Gardens Arts, performances

Wear your favorite costume and join in the fun with 1,000+ intricately carved Jack-O-Lanterns, magic shows, candy, chemistry experiments, jugglers, cosplay and more.