Thursday, 30 Mar 2023
Keynote speakers are Joseph Jez, Washing University, St. Louis, and Peter McKinnon, St. Jude Children's Hospital. Alumni speaker is Natalie Whitis, University of California, San Francisco. Registration is free and open to the public.
"Enhance your narrative with geospatial data: Intro to StoryMap JS," learn how to use StoryMap JS to tell compelling stories with geographic data. Registration required.
Students in this workshop will learn the basics of creating, collecting, and preserving the records of their student organizations so they can leave a legacy at Iowa State. Registration required.
An experimental composer, sonic architect, performance and visual media artist, Guillermo Galindo explores the intersection of art and social consciousness with a focus on the stories of migrants and refugees. He will premiere his "Transonic Borders" composition, which features sound-generating devices fashioned from items found discarded at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Professor Dan Davis of Luther College will discuss two Roman shipwrecks that were discovered and remotely documented in deep water in the southeast Aegean by the E/V Nautilus expedition. These shipwrecks shed light on the distribution of Rhodian wine in the early Roman Empire as well as a treacherous maritime corridor. Dr. Davisâ€™ research shows how scientists, engineers, and humanists can work together to make important discoveries.
Use palette knives and frosting-like textured paint mediums to create the modern 3D floral paintings you've seen all over Instagram. The process of mixing the medium and applying it to your canvas is almost meditative, so this beginner class will be a great stress-reliever! You will leave with two post-worthy paintings and the skills to continue making more at home.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED! For Part 1 of Words Meet Art with Ames Writers Collective, participants will receive a guided tour of "Harriet Bart: Material Alchemy" to educate and inspire creativity. An introduction to "writing to writing prompts" will follow with writing sessions to connect writers to the exhibition.
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.
"Polar Erratics: A Humanist in the Arctic and Antarctica," Hester Blum, professor of English, Penn State University and award-winning author. She has participated in several research trips to the Arctic and Antarctica, and her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. This is the 2023 Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture.
"She Kills Monsters" tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons and Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister's refuge. Contains adult language.
A Pearl Hogrefe Lecture Poet Michael Walsh has recently published anthologies of poetry that address contemporary issues that bring poetry into the mainstream of modern discussions. Taken together, the editorial work of this poet and editor opens up new avenues of discussion about the work of poetry in the world.
Ages of consecutive, bucket-list-worthy support gigs - including two U.S. tours alongside The Red Pears - have made Archer Oh, Moreno Valley, California's not-so-best-kept secret, near-impossible to ignore. Established in 2015 by Arturo "Archer" Medrano, the four bandmates perform with vehement passion, yet are infectiously silly & kind.