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Friday, 17 May 2019

Free Admission Today During National Public Gardens Week

May 17, 2019

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

We will celebrate National Public Gardens' Week with a FREE ADMISSION day on Friday, May 17.

Meet-A-Scientist

May 17, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Current science gets up close and personal at this informal drop-in program. Meet local scientists who will share their research and knowledge with you through fun hands-on activities, games, and conversation. This event features professionals who are Reiman Gardens Science Communication Fellows. No registration required. Free for everyone today in celebration of National Public Gardens Week!

Retirement reception: Paul Kapke

May 17, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room 1102 Molecular Biology Building

free

Receptions and open houses Meetings, receptions

Paul Kapke, an associate scientist in the Office of Biotechnology and manager of the Hybridoma Facility, is retiring May 31.

Retirement reception: Sally Deters

May 17, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Department of Residence Meetings, receptions

Sally Deters, coordinator of residence life in the department of residence, is retiring. A program will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Ceremony: Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award

May 17, 2019

6:30 PM

Alumni Center

$10

Alumni Association Meetings, receptions

The Alumni Association will honor six current or former ISU faculty or staff members with this annual award, launched in 2011 to give former ISU students a way to recognize faculty or staff who had a significant influence on them. A 5:30 p.m. reception with heavy appetizers and a cash car precedes the ceremony. Register online by May 10.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

American Peony Society National Convention

May 18, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$4.50-$9

Reiman Gardens Conferences

Visitors are invited to view the peony flowers on display as well as attend educational sessions based on the 2019 theme "Back to Our Roots."

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Walk-in Argentine Tango

May 19, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Semester begins

May 20, 2019

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

First day of classes for session I of the summer semester.

Midwest Big Data Summer School

May 20, 2019

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Union

$100-$150

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Conferences

The summer school brings together professionals and researchers to explore big data. The event will offer tutorials at both beginning and intermediate levels, including hands-on activities. For example, participants will learn to create visual and quantitative summary of data in R and Python and create machine learning models. Early registration discounts end March 20. Student discounts available.

CELT Course Design Institute

May 20, 2019

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The CELT Course Design Institute is a four-day event full of interactive, hands-on and collaborative activities to give ISU's instructors skills, time and space for designing or substantially revising their courses. The Institute will take place May 20-23.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Midwest Big Data Summer School

May 21, 2019

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Union

$100-$150

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Conferences

The summer school brings together professionals and researchers to explore big data. The event will offer tutorials at both beginning and intermediate levels, including hands-on activities. For example, participants will learn to create visual and quantitative summary of data in R and Python and create machine learning models. Early registration discounts end March 20. Student discounts available.

Reception: P&S Council Meet and Greet

May 21, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lobby, Advanced Teaching and Research Building

free

Professional and Scientific Council Meetings, receptions

Meet Professional and Scientific Council representatives, network with P&S employees and register for door prizes. Refreshments provided.

Floral Design: May Baskets

May 21, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Gather lovely florals in a festive spring basket with some extra goodies to give away or keep for yourself! Preregistration with prepayment is required one week in advance.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Midwest Big Data Summer School

May 22, 2019

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Union

$100-$150

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Conferences

The summer school brings together professionals and researchers to explore big data. The event will offer tutorials at both beginning and intermediate levels, including hands-on activities. For example, participants will learn to create visual and quantitative summary of data in R and Python and create machine learning models. Early registration discounts end March 20. Student discounts available.

Research workshop: Working with IACUC or IBC Protocols Using a-tune

May 22, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2310 Kildee Hall

Research Office Training, development

The Office for Responsible Research, Office of the Attending Veterinarian and Laboratory Animal Resources are offering software training for researchers who submit IACUC or IBC protocols. Participants will learn how to navigate the new electronic protocol submission system, a-tune. Training topics will include creating and submitting a protocol, and, for animal users of LAR, how to order animals and manage animal records.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Midwest Big Data Summer School

May 23, 2019

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Union

$100-$150

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Conferences

The summer school brings together professionals and researchers to explore big data. The event will offer tutorials at both beginning and intermediate levels, including hands-on activities. For example, participants will learn to create visual and quantitative summary of data in R and Python and create machine learning models. Early registration discounts end March 20. Student discounts available.

Alumni Association: 2020 travel preview

May 23, 2019

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Meetings, receptions

Be the first to hear about the ISU Alumni Association's 2020 small group tours, and enjoy food and beverages from around the world. The preview is open to anyone interested in learning more about traveling with the ISU Alumni Association's Traveling Cyclones program. Register (free) online by noon May 16.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2019

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. In honor of their service all active duty military and veterans are admitted free of charge over Memorial Day Weekend.

Monday, 27 May 2019

University holiday

May 27, 2019

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

University offices are closed and classes are recessed.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Farewell reception: Elly Sukup

May 28, 2019

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Conference room, 1750 Beardshear Hall

free

Office of the President Meetings, receptions

Elly Sukup, strategic events coordinator at The Knoll, is leaving the university.

Performance: Comedy College All Stars

May 28, 2019

7:30 PM

Celebrity Cafe, Stephens Auditorium

$10 at the door ($7 in advance)

Special Events Arts, performances

Alumni of the ISU Honors Comedy College course will perform. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Research workshop: IRBManager May Session

May 29, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

222 Kingland Conference Room

free

Research Office Training, development

Learn how to navigate the new electronic IRBManager system, what the submission process looks like, how to submit IRB protocols for review and how to access your IRB-approved materials.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Performance: PJ Masks Live!

May 30, 2019

6:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$29-$59

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

An all new super-heroic, live musical show, featuring the heroic trio from PJ Masks. Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko along with their new friend PJ Robot, as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains -- Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe!

Retirement reception: April Katz

May 30, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Community Gallery, Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.

free

Art and Visual Culture Department Meetings, receptions

April Katz, Morrill professor of art and visual culture (printmaking), is retiring. A reception will be held in conjunction with a Katz exhibition reception.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Homeschool Day: Insects

May 31, 2019

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens' collection of insects includes hundreds of species of moths, butterflies, and more.

Art & Antique Sale

May 31, 2019

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

004 Scheman Building

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Sales are first come, first served. Prices are marked and non-negotiable. All sales are "as is" and final. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Proceeds will provide resources to help acquire, conserve and maintain works of art in the University Museums permanent collection. Sale items were donated to the University Museums with the intent to support the mission and long-term goals of the University Museums.