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Wednesday, 01 Dec 2021

Submission Deadline for Student Exhibit

Dec 01, 2021

All day

Memorial Union Art Gallery

Free

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Student artists, apparel designers, and writers are invited to submit up to three entries for consideration in a multimedia exhibition that will be presented in the Memorial Union Art Gallery January 27 - March 10, 2022. The juror will be Reuben Cheatem, a painter who is native to Des Moines and travels between here, Dallas, and New Orleans.

Horticulture Club: Poinsettia sale

Dec 01, 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Ground floor rotunda, Curtiss Hall

$15-$35

Student Activities Student activities

Poinsettias are available in red, white, and specialty colors. Six-inch pots will be sold for $15 and ten-inch pots will be sold for $35. Preorders are available and can be picked up Dec. 1-4 at Horticulture Hall or the sale location.

Extraterrestrial Life: Are We the Sharpest Cookies in the Jar?

Dec 01, 2021

6:00 PM

Virtual: Link to Come

free

Lecture Series Lectures

The search for extraterrestrial life is one of the most exciting frontiers in Astronomy. First tentative clues were identified close to Earth in the form of the weird interstellar object `Oumuamua in 2017. Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University and a best-selling author.

Men's Basketball vs. Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Dec 01, 2021

7:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Arkansas at Pine Bluff (NIT Season Tip-Off). Dates and times subject to change. Please visit the cyclones.com website for updates and information.

Jazz Night: Swingin' the Season

Dec 01, 2021

7:30 PM

Tye Recital Hall, Simon Estes Music Hall

$5

Music Department Arts, performances

ISU's two jazz combos will perform versions of holiday tunes made famous by Diana Krall, Mariah Carey, Nat Cole, Gordon Goodwin, the WDR Big Band, Bing Crosby, The Peanuts, Wham, and songs from the movies "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and "The Polar Express."

Grandma Mojo's Improv Comedy

Dec 01, 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.

Performance: The Lindsey Stirling Christmas Program

Dec 01, 2021

8:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$35-$99

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Lindsey Stirling's fourth holiday outing will showcase her favorite seasonal tunes featured on her chart-topping and critically acclaimed holiday album, "Warmer In The Winter," set against dazzling festive costumes, a troupe of talented dancers, lots of holiday cheer, and much more.

Thursday, 02 Dec 2021

Horticulture Club: Poinsettia sale

Dec 02, 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Beardshear Hall

$15-$35

Student Activities Student activities

Poinsettias are available in red, white, and specialty colors. Six-inch pots will be sold for $15 and ten-inch pots will be sold for $35. Preorders are available and can be picked up Dec. 1-4 at Horticulture Hall or the sale location.

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Dec 02, 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.

Student pitch competition

Dec 02, 2021

3:00 PM

2069 LeBaron Hall

free

College of Engineering Live Green Meetings, receptions Student activities

Students competing for cash prizes will present 5-minute carbon-negative solutions to a panel of judges. The pitches must include scientific/economic analysis showing the impact of their ideas in everyday language for a general audience.

Webinar: Nanovaccine Institute series

Dec 02, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Online

free

Centers and Institutes Lectures

"Single molecule interaction forces and reaction kinetics of ligand-receptor systems using AFM on live cells and fast data analytics," Anwesha Sarkar, ISU electrical and computer engineering.

Winter Wonderscape Holiday Light Show

Dec 02, 2021

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$5-$10

Reiman Gardens

An outdoor, walk-through light show featuring amazing displays throughout Reiman Gardens' 17-acre site. Enjoy brightly lit tunnels, fantasy lights falling like stars, massive disco balls twirling to laser lights, a giant light fountain, glowing orbs, new attractions and the famous RG Express. Shows are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through Jan. 1 Light up the holiday season at Winter Wonderscape!

Cyclone Cinema: The Suicide Squad

Dec 02, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do.

Concert: Emily Wolfe

Dec 02, 2021

8:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$10-$15

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

The second full-length from Emily Wolfe, "Outlier," released in June 2021 on Crows Feet Records, is an album built on exquisite tension: an endless push-and-pull between desire and resistance, determination and self-sabotage, the instinctive need to belong and the urge to strike out on your own.

Friday, 03 Dec 2021

Horticulture Club: Poinsettia sale

Dec 03, 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bookstore entrance, Memorial Union

$15-$35

Student Activities Student activities

Poinsettias are available in red, white, and specialty colors. Six-inch pots will be sold for $15 and ten-inch pots will be sold for $35. Preorders are available and can be picked up Dec. 1-4 at Horticulture Hall or the sale location.

Flagship Friday Innovators Forum: You're More Than You Think You Are

Dec 03, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Step-a-torium, Student Innovation Center

free

Student Innovation Center Lectures

"You're More Than You Think You Are," Hongwei Zhang, Iowa State professor of electrical and computer engineering. His research investigates modeling, algorithmic, and systems issues in wireless sensing and control networks (e.g., those in 5G and beyond) as well as their applications in connected and automated vehicles, AR/VR, smart agriculture, and cyber-physical-human systems in general.

Forestry Club: Tree and wreath sale

Dec 03, 2021

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Reiman Gardens parking lot

$25-$80

Student Activities Student activities

Students in the forestry club will sell Christmas trees and holiday wreaths. Proceeds support club activities.

WinterFest

Dec 03, 2021

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Memorial Union programs Special events Student activities

WinterFest provides a unique combination of winter-themed events, activities, displays and traditions to help students relieve their end-of-semester stress and connect with the Ames community.

WinterFest: Open house

Dec 03, 2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ground floor, Beardshear Hall

free

Memorial Union programs Meetings, receptions Student activities

Stop by to meet President Wendy Wintersteen and Robert Waggoner. Complimentary hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies, and ice cream from The Creamery also will be available. Music will also be provided by an ISU student string quartet.

Carillon Concert: Polar Express (new time)

Dec 03, 2021

4:30 PM

Sukup Hall atrium

free

Music Department Arts, performances

Listen to the reading of the magical "Polar Express" story along with carillon, vocal and instrumental student musical performances. The event also will be livestreamed on Facebook.

Winter Wonderscape Holiday Light Show

Dec 03, 2021

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$5-$10

Reiman Gardens

An outdoor, walk-through light show featuring amazing displays throughout Reiman Gardens' 17-acre site. Enjoy brightly lit tunnels, fantasy lights falling like stars, massive disco balls twirling to laser lights, a giant light fountain, glowing orbs, new attractions and the famous RG Express. Shows are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through Jan. 1 Light up the holiday season at Winter Wonderscape!

Yuletide Evening at the Farm House Museum

Dec 03, 2021

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Farm House Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Meetings, receptions Student activities

Hosted by the University Museums' interns, in conjunction with Winterfest, celebrate the holiday season at the Farm House Museum. Take part in Victorian yuletide-themed activities and crafts while you enjoy holiday treats. The carriage from the Memorial Union will stop at the Farm House Museum.

WinterFest: Jingle Jog

Dec 03, 2021

5:30 PM

Central campus

$15

Memorial Union programs Student activities

Check-in begins at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union main lounge. Participants get a t-shirt. The proceeds benefit the Andy Albright Scholarship, awarded to a Student Government First-Year Council member.

Cyclone Cinema: The Suicide Squad

Dec 03, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do.

Concert: Percussion Ensemble

Dec 03, 2021

7:30 PM

Tye Recital Hall, Simon Estes Music Hall

Music Department Arts, performances

An evening of music featuring ISU percussion students.

Saturday, 04 Dec 2021

Forestry Club: Tree and wreath sale

Dec 04, 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Reiman Gardens parking lot

$25-$80

Student Activities Student activities

Students in the forestry club will sell Christmas trees and holiday wreaths. Proceeds support club activities.

Horticulture Club: Poinsettia sale

Dec 04, 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$15-$35

Student Activities Student activities

Poinsettias are available in red, white, and specialty colors. Six-inch pots will be sold for $15 and ten-inch pots will be sold for $35. Preorders are available and can be picked up Dec. 1-4 at Horticulture Hall or the sale location.

Yuletide at the Farm House Museum

Dec 04, 2021

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Farm House Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

Festive family fun at the Farm House Museum! Victorian yuletide-themed crafts and holiday treats will be provided. Tours of the historic home in full period decoration will also be offered throughout the afternoon, as well as the chance to meet and take a picture with Santa. It's the perfect start to the holiday season for families and friends!

Winter Wonderscape Holiday Light Show

Dec 04, 2021

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$5-$10

Reiman Gardens

An outdoor, walk-through light show featuring amazing displays throughout Reiman Gardens' 17-acre site. Enjoy brightly lit tunnels, fantasy lights falling like stars, massive disco balls twirling to laser lights, a giant light fountain, glowing orbs, new attractions and the famous RG Express. Shows are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through Jan. 1 Light up the holiday season at Winter Wonderscape!

Cyclone Cinema: The Suicide Squad

Dec 04, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do.