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Monday, 15 Apr 2024

Monday Monologues series

Apr 15, 2024

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Parks Library steps

free

University Library Arts, performances

A performance by two choirs: The Welch Ave Singers (ISU's new student-run jazz choir) and Cantamus. Cantamus will sing some jazz and a song from the north of Finland with percussive sounds from ancient Malaysia.

Performance: Charlotte's Web

Apr 15, 2024

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$4-$5

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

"Charlotte's Web" is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops. Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship. For children in grades K-5.

Tusubila Crafts Group Basket Sale

Apr 15, 2024

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace

$

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Baskets are made by women in Kamuli, Uganda, and sales support their families with food, school fees, and other needs. Sponsored by The Uganda Alliance Club.

Campus forum: Senior vice president and provost finalist

Apr 15, 2024

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

Academic Affairs Meetings, receptions

Four finalists are interviewing on campus for Iowa State's senior vice president and provost post.

Cyclone Voice Prelims

Apr 15, 2024

6:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

free

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Student activities

Cyclone Voice is ISU's premier, annual singing competition that highlights the vocal talents of Iowa State students. This year's event will be hosted by Grammy-nominated rock band Plain White T's!

Tuesday, 16 Apr 2024

Seminar: Cell migration and communication during inflammation and tissue repair

Apr 16, 2024

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

1414 Molecular Biology

free

Research Lectures

Join this Genetics, Development and Cell Biology seminar to hear Dr. Anna Huttenlocher, professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Wisconsin Madison, discuss their research focusing on the molecular mechanisms that regulate cell movement in the context of wound healing, inflammation and cancer.

Workshop: Data for Digital Humanities

Apr 16, 2024

2:10 PM - 3:25 PM

199 Parks Library, The Catalyst

free

University Library Training, development

What is data, and what counts as data in the humanities? This session will explore the basics of data for digital humanities research including common data formats, structures, and ethical considerations.

Softball vs. Iowa

Apr 16, 2024

4:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series: Iowa State vs. Iowa. Schedule updates and weather delays are announced on the team social media accounts and the athletics website.

Rovers at Reiman

Apr 16, 2024

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

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Reiman Gardens Special events

Every Tuesday in April from 4:30-7 pm, visitors to Reiman Gardens are welcome to bring their dogs for a walk on our beautiful grounds. Bring your family and furry friends for a fun, casual, new experience and watch our grounds turn greener throughout the month.

Our Money and Our Attention: Spending, Investing, and Thriving in the Attention Economy

Apr 16, 2024

6:00 PM

2630 Memorial Union

Lecture Series Lectures

In today's world, our attention is a precious commodity, and we find ourselves immersed in what is often termed an "attention economy." With an overwhelming influx of information from various sources such as television, social media, websites, other humans…and even the data that comes from everything from our cars to our smartphones to our refrigerators, our brains are inundated with more data than we can effectively process. The same...

First Amendment Days lecture: Pun-damental Rights

Apr 16, 2024

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Meetings, receptions

Participate or watch this First Amendment themed pun battle with multiple rounds and plenty of opportunities to show off pun skills. It promises to be a lot of pun(s). A First Amendment Days event.

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

CODAC Spring Sale

Apr 17, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Foyer inside main entrance, College of Design

College of Design Arts, performances Student activities

The CODAC (College of Design Art Club) Spring Sale of work by integrated studio/visual arts students and club members is a great place to find unique gifts for upcoming spring and summer celebrations, or something for yourself. Most proceeds go to the artists, while the rest help fund club activities such as workshops, field trips and guest speakers.

First Amendment Days lecture: Norman Lear Sitcoms and Satire

Apr 17, 2024

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

169 Hamilton Hall

free

Lecture Series

"A Revolution was Once Televised: Norman Lear Sitcoms and Satire," Novotny Lawrence, associate professor and director of the Black Film Center an Archive, Indiana University, Bloomington. A look at how the producer of "All in the Family,'' and other sitcoms changed the way Americans looked at race, sex and other issues. A First Amendment Days event.

Online series: Start Something

Apr 17, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Online

free

Ivy College of Business Lectures

"Beyond the Business Plan: The First Days - Entrepreneur Personality and New Ventures," Paul Sanchez, professor of management and entrepreneurship. Dissect the impact of individual traits on entrepreneurial decision-making and overall success during the critical first 100 days of an entrepreneurial journey. Registration required for link.

Campus forum: Senior vice president and provost finalist

Apr 17, 2024

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Academic Affairs Meetings, receptions

Four finalists are interviewing on campus for Iowa State's senior vice president and provost post.

Dedication: Thiel Atrium in Hach Hall

Apr 17, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hach Hall

free

Community Meetings, receptions

Members of the chemistry department will dedicate Thiel Atrium in Hach Hall in honor of former faculty member Pat Thiel.

A Stolen History: The REAL Story of the Suffrage Movement

Apr 17, 2024

5:30 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

Lecture Series Lectures

Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner is the founder/director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, and teaches in Syracuse University's Honors Program.

Reclaim Feminism

Apr 17, 2024

6:00 PM

Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

Lecture Series Lectures

This event is free, open to the public, and does not require a ticket or preregistration for entrance. This event will not be recorded or livestreamed. Riley Gaines graduated from the University of Kentucky where she was a 12x All-American Swimmer. She has made waves for speaking out after tying UPenn’s Lia Thomas, a trans swimmer on the women’s team, at the 2022 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Swimming Championship. After this experience,...

The Onion: Comedy, Controversy, and the First Amendment

Apr 17, 2024

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

Lecture Series Lectures

A First Amendment Days program. As head writer of satirical site The Onion, Mike Gillis is no stranger to writing and talking about writing with humor and parody. Hear Gillis discuss how the First Amendment protects speech, even when snarky in tone. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Gillis got his start at The Onion writing headlines as a contributor, eventually joining the staff as a writer and working his way up to head...

Grandma Mojo's Improv Comedy

Apr 17, 2024

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, 18 Apr 2024

Open Academy for Team Science

Apr 18, 2024

8:00 AM - 3:15 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Conferences

A one-day conference for for faculty, staff, postdocs, undergrads, and graduate students passionate about harnessing the power of collaborative research. Engage in vibrant discussions, share your groundbreaking research, and forge connections with other scholars. Delve into the art of effective communication and discover innovative strategies for fostering interdisciplinary partnerships. Register by April 4.

CODAC Spring Sale

Apr 18, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Foyer inside main entrance, College of Design

College of Design Arts, performances Student activities

The CODAC (College of Design Art Club) Spring Sale of work by integrated studio/visual arts students and club members is a great place to find unique gifts for upcoming spring and summer celebrations, or something for yourself. Most proceeds go to the artists, while the rest help fund club activities such as workshops, field trips and guest speakers.

Spring Enchantment Extended Hours

Apr 18, 2024

10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

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Reiman Gardens Special events

Dreaming of spring? Mark your calendars and don't miss our amazing bulb display featuring thousands of tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs. Enjoy extended visiting hours until 8pm while the tulips are in their prime.

First Amendment Days: Feast on the First

Apr 18, 2024

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Campus

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Meetings, receptions

Free food, fun and festivities of the five freedoms. Faculty and students will lend their (lack of) artistic skills to draw pets (badly), with an accompanying fundraiser for the Story County Animal Shelter. Free T-shirts will be available, along with food prepared by student group Block and Bridle. A First Amendment Days event.

Instructors Share Student Engagement Strategies

Apr 18, 2024

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Online, register using RSVP on CELT event page

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Award-winning faculty from a variety of disciplines share their wisdom and personal stories from the classroom.

Homelessness is a Housing Problem: Gregg Colburn Lecture

Apr 18, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 0101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Gregg Colburn, an associate professor in the University of Washington's Runstad Department of Real Estate and co-author of "Homelessness is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns," will present the 2024 Iowa State University Homelessness Symposium keynote lecture on the same topic. He will cover U.S. cities' varied experiences with housing precarity and offer policy solutions for unique regional contexts.

Through the Eyes of George Washington Carver - The Student & Artist

Apr 18, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Farm House Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Diversity

Tour the Farm House Museum with curator Allison Sheridan highlighting the objects on exhibition in "George Washington Carver, The Student & the Artist."

Cyclone Cinema: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Apr 18, 2024

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: The Crucible

Apr 18, 2024

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$20

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

This American classic based on the Salem witch trials of 1692 tells the story of a village that becomes embroiled in a witch hunt. The people of the village live in a constant state of fear as more and more people are accused of witchcraft. "The Crucible" will run in repertory with "John Proctor is the Villain."

Comedy Night w/ Alice Wetterlund

Apr 18, 2024

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

Free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Alice Wetterlund is a stand-up comedian and actor originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She performs regularly mostly in LA at independent shows as well as San Francisco's Punchline, and LA's Largo and The Hollywood Improv, festivals and clubs throughout the continent.