Sunday, 09 Mar 2014
This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance.
Monday, 10 Mar 2014
Graduate College associate dean William Graves and others will share their best advice on recruiting and mentoring graduate students.
Studio Andino, an interdisciplinary spring option studio taught by architecture associate professor Clare Cardinal-Pett, is collecting children's books appropriate for ages 3 to 12 in both Spanish and English, along with cash donations for the purchase of Spanish-language elementary school textbooks. The book drive is part of their project to build and supply a micro-library for the El Carmen neighborhood of Comas, a suburb of Lima, Peru.
"Critical Materials: Past, Present and Future," Alexander King, Critical Materials Institute, U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. Osborn Club lectures are open to the public, following the club members' dinner.
Judy Smith, a crisis manager and former White House deputy press secretary for President George H. W. Bush, is the real-life inspiration for Olivia Pope, the lead on ABC's "Scandal" - a show revolving around the life and work of a professional fixer. Book signing to follow.
Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014
This session will be led by associate provost Dawn Bratsch-Prince and Holly Bender, associate director of CELT.
James Reecy, ISU professor of animal science, will discuss his leadership style and vision for the department. He is one of three candidates interviewing for the position.
Assistant Curator Adrienne Gennett will tour the exhibition "Words, Symbols, and Modern Art" which focuses on traditional Chinese calligraphy and how writing systems have inspired modern and contemporary artists to explore these techniques in their artistic endeavors.
Are you interested in developing, or enhancing, a service-learning component within your course? You are invited to join this dynamic, interdisciplinary group as we walk-through the process of integrating service-learning into the curriculum. These interactive sessions will include topical discussions, readings, and sharing of best practices.
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.
Reiman Gardens' staff will take you through the steps to become a certified First Detector, in the ever-increasing effort to detect and diagnose "high-consequence" plant pests and pathogens, such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian long-horned beetle. Preregistration is highly encouraged. Free resource pack for the first 30 to register.
Sheree Clark is a certified raw culinary arts chef and instructor. She educates people nationwide about nutrition and healthy lifestyles through her Des Moines-based practice, Fork in the Road, which offers classes, hands-on workshops, coaching and consultations.
Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival is a student run improv comedy troupe on campus. They perform in the M-Shop on various Wednesdays during the semester. Grandma Mojo's is the best and cheapest date on campus - admission is only $1!
Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014
Megan O'Donnell, scholarly communications librarian; and Bonnie Bowen, co-PI, SP@ISU, will talk about expectations of funding agencies, best practices for data management, and tools for preparing a data management plan for a grant proposal.
"Building networks in biology and across the ocean," Chris Tuggle, Animal Science, Scotland, 2011 Bring your lunch and learn from Fulbright alumni and current Fulbright-sponsored grantees about a variety of Fulbright Programs. All seminars will start at 12:10 pm and last 20-30 minutes, thus allowing ample time for discussion and socializing.
Nancy Franz is director of professional development for ISU Extension and Outreach and a professor in the School of Education. Donations to the Excellence in Extension Fund can be made in her honor (http://www.extension.iastate.edu/eie/).
The DSN S 546: Products of Public Space (PoPS) studio will host this lecture by David Dahlquist, a principal at RDG Planning & Design in Des Moines and an artist who has produced significant installations as part of both interior and exterior architectural and public space designs. Dahlquist will speak about placemaking in public spaces.
Build strength, endurance, and balance in a yoga class that will leave you feeling relaxed and centered. Behind all of those sore muscles you may find patience, peace, and a stronger mind/body connection. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat.
Wednesdays, March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to get the most out of this amazing photo-editing program to adjust your images, remove red eye, and more. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, Mark Stoltenberg can help you import, organize, enhance, and share your photos, as well as create unique prints and photo books.
David Coleman, The Dating Doctor, shares strategies and ideas to help expand one's relationships and potential.
Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival is a student run improv troupe on campus. They perform in the M-Shop on various Wednesdays during the semester as well as performing the Monday of VEISHEA week. Grandma Mojo's is the best and cheapest date on campus - admission is only $1!
Thursday, 13 Mar 2014
Join Sarah Rummery, Reiman Gardens' Manager of Horticultural Operations, for an informative and hands-on workshop designed to familiarize you with all the W's of early spring pruning! Learn what, when, where, how, and why to prune, and put your knowledge to practice outside in the Gardens! Please bring a pair of gardening gloves, preferably leather, and dress to work outdoors!
"A Little Green Goes a Long Way" Please join us for winter storytelling twice per month, from October to March. Each gathering features a theme as we read aloud two or three books, and wrap up with related cooperative activities and crafts great for groups and individuals alike. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Let's hangout together.
"Sustainability via Synthetic Biology: A Growing Role for Biotechnology in the Chemical Industry," Brian Pfleger, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Pfleger will present a novel, sustainable method of deconstructing biomass into fermentable sugars that doesn't require degradative enzymes. He will discuss developing strains of bacteria for producing chemical building blocks such as fatty acids, alpha-olefins, fatty alcohols and bioplastics.
Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program. Attend each month and experience a new topic presented by local and regional professionals and lecturers.
The 25 Year Club honors employees who have served the University for 25, 35, 45 or 50 consecutive years at this annual banquet. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m.; dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required by March 4.
Touring like a rock band, The TEN Tenors have put together a special treat, performing Broadway's greatest hits.
Friday, 14 Mar 2014
Undergraduate graduation applications for Summer 2014 are due in the Registrar's Graduation Office, 210 Enrollment Services Center.