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What is featured?

Sunday, 17 Oct 2021

Soccer vs. TCU

Oct 17, 2021

1:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. TCU.

Homecoming Parade

Oct 17, 2021

2:00 PM

Downtown Ames

free

General Events Special events Student activities

Come join the homecoming celebration on Main Street in downtown Ames. Included in the parade will be the Cardinal Court, Iowa State representatives and dignitaries, student organizations, and many local businesses and organizations from the Ames area. This year's parade grand marshal is James Oliver, University Professor, Director of the Student Innovation Center and the Larry and Pam Pithan Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

ISU Theatre: Corners Grove

Oct 17, 2021

2:00 PM

Fisher Theater

$20

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 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.

Argentine Tango Lessons

Oct 17, 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.

Carillon Concert: Guest carillonneur Roy Kroezen

Oct 17, 2021

4:00 PM

Campanile, central campus

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

Roy Kroezen, carillonneur for the Centralia Carillon in Centrailia, Illinois, will perform on Iowa State's Stanton Memorial Carillon. The program includes arrangements of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Sweelinck's Ballo del Granduca.

Spirits in the Gardens

Oct 17, 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.

Cyclone Cinema: The Forever Purge

Oct 17, 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.

Performance: Ballet Hispanico

Oct 17, 2021

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$25-$40

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Ballet Hispanico is the nation's renowned Latino dance organization and one of America's Cultural Treasures. Ballet Hispanico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.

Monday, 18 Oct 2021

Paint Your Own Pottery: Magical & Mythical

Oct 18, 2021

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$10-$15 depending on what you choose

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

We've rounded up a gaggle of creatures including dragons, elves, fairies, unicorns, mermaids, monsters, and ogres. Still searching for sasquatch. Drop in anytime Monday-Friday 2-9pm or Saturday 10am-4pm.

Seminar: Computer and Information Science and Engineering Overview

Oct 18, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Zoom

free

Research Lectures

Curious about where future NSF funding opportunities lie in regards to CISE?

Campus conversation: Sexual assault crime warnings

Oct 18, 2021

2:00 PM

Zoom

free

Diversity and Inclusion Office Lectures

Staff from campus offices will join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a conversation about all-campus notifications of sexual assault.

Crochet Class

Oct 18, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $40/Public $50 (all supplies included)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn basic stitches, including chain and double crochet, to make a scarf with a windowpane plaid pattern. Leave class knowing how to read crochet patterns for your future projects and a new addiction to the yarn aisle.

Borlaug Lecture: Aquatic Foods for Nourishing Nations

Oct 18, 2021

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

The emergence of aquatic foods as one of the key opportunities for action in the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 is an important step towards recognizing the potential of aquatic foods in addressing global food and nutrition security, and transforming food, land and water systems. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted is the Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health at WorldFish, a One CGIAR entity.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021

Majors Fair

Oct 19, 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 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.

Professional and Scientific Council seminar series

Oct 19, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3560 Memorial Union

free

Groups, governance Lectures

"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.

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021

Art Walk: Abstraction in Public Art

Oct 20, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Carom sculpture outside Black Engineering Building

free

University Museums Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

The concept of Abstraction in art has always been divisive. Join University Museums to explore how abstraction is a continuum expressed throughout the Art on Campus Collection

Seminar: Distinguishing viruses responsible for influenza-like illness

Oct 20, 2021

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

401 Carver Hall

free

Research Lectures

Join this in-person Mathematical Biology Seminar to hear Julie Spencer, Postdoctoral from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, discuss her research using modeling to determine respiratory pathogens different epidemiological parameters and outbreak properties.

Seminar: Trace theorems for non-differentiable functions

Oct 20, 2021

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Zoom

free

Research Lectures

Join this Probability, Analysis, and Data Science (PADS) seminar to hear Dr. Mikil Foss, Professor in Mathematics at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, discuss research into a theorem that provides a well-defined boundary-value function that exists in a fractional Sobolev space and has the Lebesgue point property yet requires no differentiability within the domain and allows very irregular boundaries.

Reception: SheTalks

Oct 20, 2021

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Atrium, ISU Research Park Core Facility

free

Ivy College of Business Conferences

Six women entrepreneurs will tell their stories in short "Women Who Create" presentations. This cocktail event follows the Women Who Create Conference. Registration requested.

One Man's Journey from Sudan, to Iowa State, to the Olympics

Oct 20, 2021

5:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Guor Mading Maker is a former Iowa State University track athlete. He competed for the South Sudanese in the 2016 Olympics. He is a Dinka tribesman. A screening of the documentary "Runner," followed by a Q&A with Guor.

Grandma Mojo's Improv Comedy

Oct 20, 2021

8:00 PM

Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$1

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

ISU's premier student improv troupe presents unscripted fun at its finest every other Wednesday in the M-Shop.

Thursday, 21 Oct 2021

Science & Technology Cafe: Into an Electric World

Oct 21, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Zoom

free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures Live Green

Using materials from the Smithsonian collections, Dr. Hal Wallace takes a walk through history, discussing cultural, economic, and social consequences of electric lighting and electrification.

Seminar: Applied AI, Challenges and Industry Trends

Oct 21, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3043 Coover Hall

free

College of Engineering Lectures

"Applied AI - Challenges and Industry Trends," Benazir Fateh, Machine Learning and AI Specialist at Google.

Innovator Readiness Hardest Skills Series: Emotional Intelligence

Oct 21, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. So why is EQ-i important? It's all about self-awareness and self-management. This circuit will be led by Alison DePenning and Julie Hass, ISU Extension and Outreach.

The Journey of Three ISU Students to Best-Selling Authors

Oct 21, 2021

6:00 PM

Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Trent Preszler, Denise Williams, and Carrie Seim are all ISU grads, were Honors students. They have each written best-selling books in the past couple of years.

Homecoming: Volleyball vs. Texas

Oct 21, 2021

6:30 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State Volleyball vs. Texas.

Cyclone Cinema: Black Widow

Oct 21, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Lead Feet and Worn Brakes: How Motivation and Self-Control Influence Decision-Making

Oct 21, 2021

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

117 MacKay

free

Lecture Series Lectures

The 2021 Pease Family Scholar in Kinesiology Dr. Epstein’s expertise is focused on health behavior change and determinants of eating, physical activity and drug self-administration. These issues are directly relevant to a university population. Dr. Epstein will explore how aspects of behavior motivate decision making in relation to these issues.

Concert: Tedious & Brief

Oct 21, 2021

8:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$8-$12

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Chicago-based alternative pop artist Jamie Jacobsen, known onstage as Tedious & Brief, creates nostalgic anthems with her unique airy synth and smooth vocals. With strong family ties to music, Jacobsen took up guitar and songwriting at a young age. Her style evolved to form a more polished sound featuring elements and vocals akin to Maggie Rogers or Lorde. Des Moines-based indie-pop artist EleanorGrace will support the the show.

Performance: Ron White

Oct 21, 2021

8:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$45-$74

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. White has always been a classic storyteller.