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What is featured?

Sunday, 08 Dec 2019

Holiday Choral Festival

Dec 08, 2019

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$5-$10 - tickets at the Stephen Auditorium box office

Music Department Arts, performances

Performances by all four ISU choirs.

Argentine Tango Lessons

Dec 08, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU - five lessons for $35/Public - five lessons for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Valerie Williams 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 different partners for practice. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Cyclone Cinema: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Dec 08, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver 101

free

Memorial Union programs Student activities

Actor Rick Dalton is struggling to find meaningful work in a Hollywood he's not familiar with anymore since starring in a 1950s television Western. His neighbors, however may be able to help him out in his Hollywood career. Then the story leads to an eventful night with the Mason family.

ISU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band

Dec 08, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$5-$10 - tickets at the Stephen Auditorium box office

Music Department Arts, performances

The three bands at Iowa State will close out the fall semester with a few holiday classics.

Men's Basketball

Dec 08, 2019

8:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$25-$40

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Seton Hall.

Monday, 09 Dec 2019

Barks@Parks

Dec 09, 2019

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Parks Library, upper rotunda

free

University Library Student activities

Comfort dogs will be available during study week, along with chair massages and other stress-reducing activities.

Retirement reception: Pat Walsh

Dec 09, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

1009 LeBaron Hall

free

Human Development and Family Studies Meetings, receptions

Pat Walsh, an academic adviser in human development and family studies, is retiring. A short program will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Wood-Burned Ornaments

Dec 09, 2019

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$6

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Need a last minute gift? Starting with a wood slice, stamp a design on and trace it with a wood burner, or freehand your own idea.

Farewell reception: Elena Karpova

Dec 09, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom, 23 MacKay Hall

free

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Meetings, receptions

Elena Karpova, professor of apparel, events and hospitality management, will become the Putnam and Hayes Distinguished Professor in the department of consumer, apparel and retail studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, starting spring semester 2020.

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019

Home Gardening Series: Accessible Gardening Raised Beds, Mobile Beds, and Tabletop Gardens

Dec 10, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

There are many ways to adapt the garden for access starting with appropriate grades and paving, careful selection and placement of planters, vertical gardening techniques such as hanging baskets and larger raised beds, and much more.

Barks@Parks

Dec 10, 2019

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Parks Library, upper rotunda

free

University Library Student activities

Comfort dogs will be available during study week, along with chair massages and other stress-reducing activities.

Wood-Burned Ornaments

Dec 10, 2019

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$6

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Need a last minute gift? Starting with a wood slice, stamp a design on and trace it with a wood burner, or freehand your own idea.

Retirement reception: Robert Martin

Dec 10, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

Agricultural Education and Studies Department Meetings, receptions

Robert Martin, professor of agricultural education and studies, is retiring. A short program is planned for 4 p.m.

Meeting: Faculty Senate

Dec 10, 2019

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Faculty Senate Meetings, receptions

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

Lecture: Agricultural Phosphorus and Food-Energy-Water Security

Dec 10, 2019

4:10 PM

2050 Agronomy Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Dr. Andrew Sharpley is an international authority on assessing, managing, and remediating the impacts of agricultural management on soil and water resources. His research investigates the cycling of phosphorus in soil-plant-water systems in relation to soil productivity and water quality and includes the management of animal manures, fertilizers, and crop residues.

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019

CODAC Fall Sale

Dec 11, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

College of Design Foyer

Varies

College of Design Arts, performances

First day of fall sale of work by students in the integrated studio arts (undergraduate) and integrated visual arts (graduate) programs, sponsored by CODAC (College of Design Art Club). Work may include ceramics, prints, photos, woods and textiles. Most items will range in price from $5 to $150. A majority of proceeds go to the student artists; the rest help fund club activities.

Barks@Parks

Dec 11, 2019

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Parks Library, upper rotunda

free

University Library Student activities

Comfort dogs will be available during study week, along with chair massages and other stress-reducing activities.

Wood-Burned Ornaments

Dec 11, 2019

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$6

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Need a last minute gift? Starting with a wood slice, stamp a design on and trace it with a wood burner, or freehand your own idea.

Honors students poster presentation and reception

Dec 11, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

University Honors Program Meetings, receptions

Fall 2019 Honors graduates as well as other Honors students will be present to answer questions and speak with individuals interested in their projects.

Women's Basketball

Dec 11, 2019

7:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5-$12

Athletics Athletics

Cy-Hawk Series: Iowa State vs. Iowa.

Thursday, 12 Dec 2019

Caterpillar Club

Dec 12, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Join us this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme.

CODAC Fall Sale

Dec 12, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

College of Design Foyer

Varies

College of Design Arts, performances

Second day of fall sale of work by students in the integrated studio arts (undergraduate) and integrated visual arts (graduate) programs, sponsored by CODAC (College of Design Art Club). Work may include ceramics, prints, photos, woods and textiles. Most items will range in price from $5 to $150. A majority of proceeds go to the student artists; the rest help fund club activities.

Barks@Parks

Dec 12, 2019

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Parks Library, upper rotunda

free

University Library Student activities

Comfort dogs will be available during study week, along with chair massages and other stress-reducing activities.

Design Expo: Mechanical engineering

Dec 12, 2019

12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Howe Hall atrium

free

Mechanical Engineering Student activities

The expo showcases the work of mechanical engineering students in semester-long design projects. ME 270 projects aim to support economic activity in developing regions. ME 415 projects are industrial-sponsored projects giving students a hands-on experience solving applied industrial problems. ME 466 projects connect mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineers in the solution of a single design problem.

Nature at Noon: Optical Illusions

Dec 12, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens Lectures

Enjoy a presentation about optical illusions and perception from Xander Toftness, a Cognitive Psychology PhD student at ISU. Xander is one of Reiman Gardens' 2019 Science Communication Fellows.

Wood-Burned Ornaments

Dec 12, 2019

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$6

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Need a last minute gift? Starting with a wood slice, stamp a design on and trace it with a wood burner, or freehand your own idea.

Botanicals & Booze, Holiday Edition: Door Swags

Dec 12, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Use fresh greens, pine cones, magnolia, and other natural materials to make a holiday door swag and other decorations with a festive feel.

Men's Basketball

Dec 12, 2019

7:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$25-$40

Athletics Athletics

Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series: Iowa State vs. Iowa.

Performance: Anon(ymous)

Dec 12, 2019

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$10-$20

Theatre Arts, performances

In an entrancing and imaginative adaption of Homer's "The Odyssey," a young refugee encounters new friends and dangerous foes while on an epic search through the U.S. for his family. Directed by LAS Dean's Artist in Residence Arpita Mukherjee.

Friday, 13 Dec 2019

CODAC Fall Sale

Dec 13, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

College of Design Foyer

Varies

College of Design Arts, performances

Final day of fall sale of work by students in the integrated studio arts (undergraduate) and integrated visual arts (graduate) programs, sponsored by CODAC (College of Design Art Club). Work may include ceramics, prints, photos, woods and textiles. Most items will range in price from $5 to $150. A majority of proceeds go to the student artists; the rest help fund club activities.