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Monday, 06 Apr 2015

Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal

Apr 06, 2015

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Ava Chin, a native of Queens, is the author of Eating Wildly, a memoir about foraging for food in New York City.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean's Lecture

Apr 06, 2015

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

"Measuring the Elusive: How to Catch Neutrinos and What They Tell Us about the Universe," Mayly Sanchez, experimental particle physicist in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Iowa State.

Tuesday, 07 Apr 2015

Registration begins for sophomores: Summer 2015, Fall 2015

Apr 07, 2015

All day

Registrar Academic calendar

First day of assigned Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 registration dates for students projected as sophomores. Hours for AccessPlus registration are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday--Saturday, and most Sundays.

Cooking demonstration: Quick and Healthy Eating for Spring

Apr 07, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

$3, collected at the door

ISU WellBeing Special events

ISU Dining executive chef Scott Bruhn will cook. Watch the preparation, taste a sample of the prepared dishes and receive a copy of the recipes. RSVP required.

Roundtable: Blended Learning Brown-Bag: Camtasia, Echo 360, Panopto Showcase

Apr 07, 2015

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

192 Seminar Room, Parks Library

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This session will feature a brief overview of the tools available Iowa State University faculty and staff are using to create video lectures for blended course delivery. Join Steve Freeman, Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; Deb Hoyt, Instructional Support, Department of Veterinary Medicine; and Michael Wilson, Academic Information Technology Services, as they highlight their experience using these tools for their courses.

Online Presentation: Designing Coursework as a Game with Lee Sheldon

Apr 07, 2015

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Everywhere educators from K-12 to university professors are attempting to negotiate the widening gap between decades-old teaching methods and the parallel-processing and social-networking students of today. They recognize that students seem more focused on video game challenges than their classes, but literal efforts to use video games to teach have met with uncertain success.

Town hall: Role of the chief diversity officer

Apr 07, 2015

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Gallery Room, Memorial Union

Office of the President Diversity Meetings, receptions

The committee searching for ISU's chief diversity officer seeks input on the role of the diversity officer. The committee will use ideas collected through a series of town hall meetings to develop a job description.

Keck Foundation Information Session

Apr 07, 2015

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

3512 Memorial Union

free

ISU Foundation Meetings, receptions

Donna Van Pelt, ISU Foundation senior director of development, will present information on the W. M. Keck Foundation's research grant program and explain the selection process. The Keck Foundation funds projects in the medical research focus area and the science/engineering focus area. Grants range from $500,000 to $2 million.

Meeting: Faculty Senate

Apr 07, 2015

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Faculty Senate Meetings, receptions

The Faculty Senate represents the general faculty of Iowa State University and participates in shared governance of the University with the administration. Senate meetings are open to the public.

Class: Beginner Photography

Apr 07, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Preregistration and prepayment required. Cost is $56 for members and $70 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays beginning April 7, April 14, April 21, & April 28 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. This 4-part workshop covers the basics of photography including equipment & how to use it, depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject & tips & tricks. Each class is broken into 3 parts: classroom discussion, hands-on practice taking pictures by the students & review. Bring your DSLR camera & tripod to each class.

Workshop: Perfume Blending Intensive

Apr 07, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Preregistration and prepayment required. Cost is $800 for members and $1,000 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

This is a 6 week course on Tuesdays April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, & May 12 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Those who complete this 6-week intensive workshop will leave with their own uniquely developed fragrance, 1 kit of 10 essences, & a Certificate of Perfume Blending from Amanda Feeley, natural perfumer & owner of Esscentual Alchemy. Amanda will teach you the background, skills, & preparation you'll need to become a natural perfumer.

Lecture: Children, Technology and the Changing Definition of Play

Apr 07, 2015

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Special events

Doris Bergen is a Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology Emerita at Miami University in Ohio. Her work focuses on learning and human development, with a special focus on how technology-enhanced toys affect play, adult memories of childhood play, and the development of humor, especially in gifted children.

Lecture: Gay Conversion Therapy

Apr 07, 2015

7:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Student Organizations Diversity Lectures Student activities

Samuel (Sam) Brinton will speak about his first-hand experiences with conversion therapy and championing for state legislation to prohibit treatments of this kind. A bill of this sort has passed in the Iowa Senate but has yet to become law. Conversion therapy is a range of treatments attempting to change an individual's sexual orientation. It can include electroshock therapy along with other forms of physical and mental abuse.

Oh Honey w/ PUBLIC & Nick Santino

Apr 07, 2015

8:00 PM

M-Shop

$10 Students / $15 Public

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Oh Honey, named both for Mitchy Collins' favorite episode of "How I Met Your Mother" and the burgeoning artisan honey movement in Brooklyn that captivated him and band-mate Danielle Bouchard, is a blend of bright folk and uplifting pop which -- like the sound of a cold beer snapping open in the summertime -- represents the promise of something great.

Wednesday, 08 Apr 2015

Art Walk: A Celebration of the Artist Priscilla Sage

Apr 08, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jischke Honors Building

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join University Museums in welcoming artist Priscilla Sage to campus to celebrate her contributions to the Art on Campus Collection and to the campus aesthetic. Starting with Forest Flora and Knoll Garden, we will journey across campus to view and discuss her public art at Iowa State.

Webinar: Measuring the Effectiveness of Online/Blended Programs [EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative]

Apr 08, 2015

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Register for the webinar

Free online webinar

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Join Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative director, and Veronica Diaz, ELI associate director, as they moderate this special two-hour webinar hosted by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and Quality Matters. This webinar will provide you with examples and tools to craft plans that measure the effectiveness of your online/blended instructional programs and their impact on student learning and success.

Softball

Apr 08, 2015

4:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Drake.

Artful Yoga

Apr 08, 2015

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. This month we will focus on the relationship between the environment and movement. Please arrive early for a discussion on the month's topic beginning at 5:15. The practice will begin at 5:30. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat.

Class: Low Budget Photo Tricks

Apr 08, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Preregistration and prepayment required. Cost is $56 for members and $70 for the general public. ISU students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

This is a 4 week course on Wednesdays beginning April 8, April 15, April 22, and April 29 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Imagine capturing stunning shots and imaginative effects without a studio filled with expensive equipment and large flash units.

Beginning Belly Dance

Apr 08, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:10 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Purchase a punch card. ISU: 5 punches for $35 and Public: 5 punches for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

A Three Pillars Delsarte based approach to Middle Eastern Belly Dance in the style of award winning performer Shiara. This class teaches the basic movements of belly dance with a specific focus and detailed exploration each week. Walk-ins welcome!

Beyond Farm-to-Table: The Future of Food

Apr 08, 2015

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Dan Barber is the author of "The Third Plate" and an award-winning chef. Shivvers Memorial Lecture.

Lecture: Ali Rahimi for Mon Atelier, Master of Couture

Apr 08, 2015

7:00 PM

Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Student activities

Creative designer Ali Rahimi and business partner John Barle discuss the how their career in the apparel industry took them from the Virginia Marti College of Art and Design in Lakewood, Ohio, to running and operating a niche boutique for Hollywood celebrities.

Lecture: Prison Chronicles

Apr 08, 2015

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Rachel Williams, associate professor in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa, discusses her work with incarcerated women.

Intermediate Belly Dance

Apr 08, 2015

8:20 PM - 9:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Purchase a punch card. ISU: 5 punches for $35 and Public: 5 punches for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Continue your Belly Dance addiction with Shiara with A Three Pillars Delsarte based approach to Middle Eastern Belly Dance in the style of award winning performer Shiara. The focus this semester will be on steps, combinations, layers, personal expression and style. This is an intermediate level class. Walk-ins welcome!

Thursday, 09 Apr 2015

Nanovaccine Initiative Seminar: Vlasta Klima Balloun Lecture

Apr 09, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

171 Durham Center

free

Centers and Institutes Lectures

"Engineering Immune Responses in Vaccination and Tolerance Induction," Jeffrey Hubbell, Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago. Hubbell will discuss his research in immunological tolerance technology for preventing immunity to protein drugs that would otherwise elicit an immune response. A reception will precede the lecture (10:30 a.m., 2061 Sweeney Hall). Cosponsored with the chemical and biological engineering department.

Webinar: Active Learning: Live and Online

Apr 09, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register for the webinar

Free online webinar

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Tips and Tactics from Active Learning Master Educators Learn teaching strategies that: == Translate research into practice == Engage and energize students == Improve the quality of student learning == Create lively, inclusive learning environments

Lecture: Brown Bag

Apr 09, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

No preregistration required. Included with price of admission. Admission is free for members and Iowa State University students.

Reiman Gardens

"Medicinal Plants as Treatment Options for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)" presented by Melanie Abongwa, Iowa State University Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program with a new topic presented by regional professionals and lecturers.

Showcase: How Faculty are Creating Interactive Learning Content with SoftChalk

Apr 09, 2015

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

192 Seminar Room, Parks Library

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This session will showcase how faculty at Iowa State University are using SoftChalk to create engaging, interactive, media-rich learning content that directly integrates with Blackboard Learn.

Symposium: Crop Bioengineering Consortium

Apr 09, 2015

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Alumni Center

$150

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Conferences

"Genome Editing: Foundations and Applications." The symposium will bring together leaders who are developing genome editing resources and tools and applying them in a wide variety of organisms. The main focus will be on the foundations and applications of TALEN and CRISPR/cas technologies in crop plant species.

Panel: Standing Out on Social Media

Apr 09, 2015

4:00 PM

101 Design

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Lectures

The Greenlee School Futures Forum will focus on the role of social media in the professional workplace. All members of the Iowa State community and general public will benefit from these professionals' insight on best social media practices. The forum will open with the presentation of the AEJMC's Equity and Diversity Award to the Greenlee School.