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What is featured?

Saturday, 01 Oct 2022

Green Dot Trot 4K

Oct 01, 2022

8:00 AM

East lawn, Marston Hall

free

Student Affairs

The Green Dot Trot is a fun run/walk/stroll/roll for anyone in the ISU community that wants to support the Green Dot mission of ending sexual assault and violence on campus. Participants will have the opportunity to get a free Green Dot Trot T-shirt, followed by a complimentary breakfast. Admission is free, but participants are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items for The SHOP food pantry. Registration requested.

Bonsai Show

Oct 01, 2022

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

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Reiman Gardens

Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Reiman Gardens and the Iowa Bonsai Association (IBA) welcome you to their annual Bonsai Show. Bonsai, an ancient Asian art form that weds plant horticulture and art, is a rapidly growing and popular passion in the West.

Cyclone Cinema: Thor: Love and Thunder

Oct 01, 2022

7:00 PM

Carver 101

free

Memorial Union programs Student activities

Cyclone Cinema is presented by the Student Union Board and showcases a variety of film genres, screening a different movie every weekend Thursday - Sunday during the semester. Sunday film screenings are in open caption format. All other screenings can be open caption as well, as long as the request is made to the staff prior to the movie starting.

Sunday, 02 Oct 2022

Bonsai Show

Oct 02, 2022

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

See desc.

Reiman Gardens

Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Reiman Gardens and the Iowa Bonsai Association (IBA) welcome you to their annual Bonsai Show. Bonsai, an ancient Asian art form that weds plant horticulture and art, is a rapidly growing and popular passion in the West.

Symphonic Band and Concert Band

Oct 02, 2022

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Ames City Auditorium

$5-$7

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

Iowa State University bands Symphonic Band and Concert Band perform in Ames City Auditorium.

Argentine Tango Drop-In Lessons

Oct 02, 2022

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512, Memorial Union

5 lessons for $35 ISU, $45 public

Memorial Union programs Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. Classes meet every Sunday and drop-ins are welcome. Purchase a dance punch card and attend as often as your schedule allows. Open to ages 18+.

Cyclone Cinema: Thor: Love and Thunder

Oct 02, 2022

7:00 PM

Carver 101

free

Memorial Union programs Student activities

Cyclone Cinema is presented by the Student Union Board and showcases a variety of film genres, screening a different movie every weekend Thursday - Sunday during the semester. Sunday film screenings are in open caption format. All other screenings can be open caption as well, as long as the request is made to the staff prior to the movie starting.

Monday, 03 Oct 2022

Monday Monologues series

Oct 03, 2022

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Parks Library lawn south steps

free

University Library Arts, performances

Singing in Steps, featuring the Cantamus, Lyrica, and Count Me In ensembles, conducted by Jennifer Rodgers, assistant director of choral activities, music and theatre department.

ISU Town Hall with Ryan Melton

Oct 03, 2022

5:00 PM - 5:50 PM

3560 Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

2022 ISU Lectures Campaign Town Hall Series Ryan Melton, the Democratic candidate for Iowa U.S. House, District 4, will answer questions from students, faculty/staff, and the Ames community.

ISU Town Hall with Rick Stewart

Oct 03, 2022

6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

3560 Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

2022 ISU Lectures Campaign Town Hall Series Rick Stewart, the Libertarian candidate for Iowa governor, will answer questions from students, faculty/staff, and the Ames community.

Mixed Level Watercolor

Oct 03, 2022

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

$120 Members, $160 General Public, and $102 ISU Students

Reiman Gardens

Mondays beginning October 3, 6:30 - 8:30 PM for four weeks Join Creative Department artist Yvonne Brune for a 4-week mixed watercolor course exploring the beauty of the Gardens.

ISU Town Hall with Bryan Jack Holder

Oct 03, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

3560 Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

2022 ISU Lectures Campaign Town Hall Series Bryan Jack Holder, the Liberty Caucus candidate for Iowa U.S. House District 4, will answer questions from students, faculty/staff, and the Ames community.

Tuesday, 04 Oct 2022

Pitch Workshop

Oct 04, 2022

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Launch Pad, Student Innovation Center

free

Ivy College of Business Meetings, receptions

Craft your 90-second elevator pitch for the upcoming pitch competitions at Iowa State & beyond! Throughout the workshop, you'll learn how to quickly and effectively tell your story to any audience.

Performance: Anastasia

Oct 04, 2022

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

TBA

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical "Anastasia" is transports the audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat.

Wednesday, 05 Oct 2022

Graduate College lunch and learn

Oct 05, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Graduate College Student activities

"Prioritizing Your Wellbeing." ISU Student Wellness representatives will discuss the resources available to help graduate students take care of their physical and mental health. They will also discuss newer programs that are now available for students. Attendees will receive a free box lunch and be entered to win a gift card. Registration (free) requested.

Speaker Series: Writing Young Adult Stories as a Young Adult

Oct 05, 2022

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Online

free

Student Affairs Diversity Lectures

"Writing Young Adult Stories as a Young Adult: Camryn Garrett on Advocacy, the Creative Process, and Film." Young adult author and filmmaker Camryn Garrett (Full Disclosure, Off the Record, Friday I'm in Love) will talk about her advocacy work as a novelist and filmmaker, her path to publication, and what it means to listen to and amplify the stories of young, Black women.

Does Iowa Need a Gun Rights Amendment?

Oct 05, 2022

6:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

In November, Iowa voters will decide whether to protect gun owners’ rights in the state Constitution. Come learn what this amendment will do and hear from supporters and opponents. Get informed before you vote! Panelists: John Klaus, League of Women Voters of Ames/Story County on legislative history Dave Funk, President, Iowa Firearms Coalition Matt Sinovic, Executive Director of Progress Iowa and Co-Leader of Iowans for Responsible...

Jazz Night: Pride

Oct 05, 2022

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Simon Estes Music Hall

$5

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

Some of the more significant contributors to the jazz world are also members of the LGBTQIA+ community. October is Pride History Month. Jazz ONE and ISU Jazz Combos will highlight some of these artists, playing tunes by Cole Porter, Gary Burton, Bill Stewart, Allison Miller, Omar Thomas, and Billy Strayhorn. Join us for Jazz Night : Pride on Wednesday October 5th @ 7:30 in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall.

Grandma Mojo's Improv Comedy

Oct 05, 2022

8:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop

$1 at the doors

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Student activities

Iowa State's premier student improv comedy troupe! They perform in the M-Shop on select Wednesday nights during the semester.

Thursday, 06 Oct 2022

Caterpillar Club

Oct 06, 2022

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Reiman Gardens

Free for Members, ISU Students. Free with admission for General Public

Reiman Gardens

Join us outdoors weekly for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories followed by nature exploration and activities. Best for children ages 2-5 with an adult.

Workshop: Copyright in the Classroom

Oct 06, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Online

free

University Library Training, development

In this workshop, participants will explore real-life scenarios to help them navigate Fair Use, the TEACH Act, and other topics related to copyright and teaching.

Digital Humanities 101: Intro to Geospatial Humanities

Oct 06, 2022

2:10 PM - 3:25 PM

199 Parks Library

free

University Library Training, development

Learn about the basic concepts, data sources, and tools for mapping and spatial analysis. Participants will create a map using ArcGIS Online.

The Art of Collaboration and Community Building with Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Oct 06, 2022

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Virtual on Zoom

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Highpoint has spent the last 21 years building community through the art of printmaking. Cole Rogers and Josh Bindewald will discuss their work with both the community and nationally recognized artists.

Cyclone Cinema: The Black Phone

Oct 06, 2022

7:00 PM

Carver 101

free

Memorial Union programs Student activities

Cyclone Cinema is presented by the Student Union Board and showcases a variety of film genres, screening a different movie every weekend Thursday - Sunday during the semester. Sunday film screenings are in open caption format. All other screenings can be open caption as well, as long as the request is made to the staff prior to the movie starting.

ISU Theatre: Polaroid Stories

Oct 06, 2022

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$20

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi lizuka's "Polaroid Stories" journeys into a dangerous world where mythmaking fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters' lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced. Contains adult language and content.

Performance: Three Dog Night

Oct 06, 2022

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. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top-10 hits, moved more records, or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. Three Dog Night hits weave through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials, or in major motion pictures.

Friday, 07 Oct 2022

Cyday Friday Walk

Oct 07, 2022

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Beardshear Hall entrance

free

General Events Meetings, receptions

Celebrate Cyday Friday with a one-mile walk on campus 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.

Microwave-Dyed Silk Scarf Workshop

Oct 07, 2022

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$24 Members, ISU Students. $32 General Public

Reiman Gardens

Create your very own one-of-a-kind silk scarf with artist and educator Sara Merritt.

Swimming & Diving Cardinal & Gold Meet

Oct 07, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Beyer Hall Pool

$0

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State women's swimming and diving prepare for the 2022-23 season with its annual intrasquad meet. Admission to all Iowa State swimming and diving meets is free.

Volleyball vs. Kansas

Oct 07, 2022

6:30 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5

Athletics Athletics

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