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What is featured?

Sunday, 31 Oct 2021

Family-friendly Trick or Treat

Oct 31, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Special Events Special events

A fun, safe and family-friendly opportunity for children (grades preK-8) and their families to get in the spirt of Halloween. Sorority and fraternity chapters will have games to play and lots of candy to take home. Tables will be spaced out to provide a fun and safe atmosphere; face coverings are welcome. Children, family members, and participants are encouraged to wear costumes.

Argentine Tango Lessons

Oct 31, 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: A Quiet Place 2

Oct 31, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

Monday, 01 Nov 2021

Paint Your Own Pottery: Give Back Week

Nov 01, 2021

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$10-$15 depending on what you choose

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Bring in a non-perishable food in exchange for $5 off pottery painting. Donations will be delivered to The SHOP (Students Helping our Peers), a student-run, on-campus food pantry. Their mission is to engage with anti-hunger, advocate, and serve the student population by increasing hunger awareness and food security. Information about SHOP and how to get involved will be available. Drop in anytime Monday-Friday 2-9pm or Saturday 10am-4pm.

Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021

Mecca and the Hajj under Quarantine from Cholera to COVID-19

Nov 02, 2021

6:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

In light of our current global crisis with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its role in Saudi Arabia's difficult decision to dramatically restrict hajj, umrah, and tourism travel in 2020 and 2021, the relevance of Mecca's pandemic past raises urgent new questions for understanding the present and future of pilgrimage management and even wider questions of mass mobility, tourism, travel restrictions, and border management.

Wednesday, 03 Nov 2021

NEW DATE: National Campus Sustainability Month Celebration

Nov 03, 2021

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

South Campanile Lawn

free

Live Green Submissions Live Green

Hosted by the Office of Sustainability, an event of the Live Green! Initiative. Sustainability-minded student organizations, campus groups and community businesses will highlight their activities, initiatives and products. FREE coffee, apples, cookies and green-minded prizes!

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Nov 03, 2021

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

South Ballroom, 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.

Grandma Mojo's Improv Comedy

Nov 03, 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, 04 Nov 2021

Escape from Spreadsheet Hell

Nov 04, 2021

2:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Parks Library

free

University Library Training, development

This workshop introduces ways to structure data that is computer and human friendly, practices for documenting your work, and functions for simple data processing and quality control. This is a beginner level workshop that covers how to format data and simple data processing in a spreadsheet program such as Excel. No prior experience is needed.

DATE CHANGE: Innovator Readiness Hardest Skills Series

Nov 04, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:20 PM

Zoom

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

This event has been moved to Nov. 9. ISU Innovator-in-Residence David Slump will announce this year's Student Innovation Fund Challenge. David will discuss the process of identifying and breaking down global and societal problems into manageable student projects.

Folded Forms & Twisted Figures: An evening of dance & art

Nov 04, 2021

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

Performances of original compositions under the direction of Kinesiology faculty member Cynthia Adams. Dance students and Orchesis I dancers will present choreography inspired by their close investigations at the sculptures and drawings from the exhibition "Charles Ginnever: Folded Forms."

Minorities Report: Indigenous Peoples in Socialist and Post-Socialist China

Nov 04, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

What are "indigenous peoples" in China, and what are their worlds like? How did the Ming and Qing states manage non-Han indigenous peoples through the native hereditary chieftain system (known as the tusi system)? How did the socialist state create a nation of 56 nationalities, and what were its policies towards so-called "minority nationalities?" Erik Mueggler, University of Michigan, will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Lecture.

Cyclone Cinema: Space Jam, A New Legacy

Nov 04, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Superstar LeBron James and his young son, Dom, get trapped in digital space by a rogue AI. To get home safely, LeBron teams up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang for a high-stakes basketball game against the AI's digitized champions of the court -- a powered-up roster called the Goon Squad.

Friday, 05 Nov 2021

Distinguished Awards Ceremony

Nov 05, 2021

10:00 AM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Alumni Association Meetings, receptions Special events

The university's highest awards to alumni and friends will be presented, with a reception immediately following the ceremony.

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: Energy Matters

Nov 05, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Step-a-torium, Student Innovation Center

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

"Energy Matters," Michael Van Parys, architect at Van Parys Architecture + Design and leader of the Energy Vault Innovation Sprint. Michael is an experienced Principal Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Feasibility Studies, Construction, and Management. Strong in sustainable design solutions, problem solving and creative thinking.

Carillon Concert

Nov 05, 2021

12:30 PM

Sukup Hall atrium

free

Music Department Arts, performances

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

Swimming vs. Omaha

Nov 05, 2021

4:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Omaha.

Cyclone Cinema: Space Jam, A New Legacy

Nov 05, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Superstar LeBron James and his young son, Dom, get trapped in digital space by a rogue AI. To get home safely, LeBron teams up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang for a high-stakes basketball game against the AI's digitized champions of the court -- a powered-up roster called the Goon Squad.

Band Extravaganza

Nov 05, 2021

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$5-$10

Music Department Arts, performances

Featuring the ISU Wind Ensemble, ISU Jazz One and Cyclone Marching Band.

Saturday, 06 Nov 2021

Cyclone Central Tailgate

Nov 06, 2021

3:30 PM

Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association 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. Texas

Nov 06, 2021

6:30 PM

Jack Trice Stadium

Athletics Athletics

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

Cyclone Cinema: Space Jam, A New Legacy

Nov 06, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Superstar LeBron James and his young son, Dom, get trapped in digital space by a rogue AI. To get home safely, LeBron teams up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang for a high-stakes basketball game against the AI's digitized champions of the court -- a powered-up roster called the Goon Squad.