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Friday, 12 Sep 2014

Discussion: Assessing critical thinking and why should we use CAT? - Critical Thinking Symposium

Sep 12, 2014

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

What are vehicles and tools that can be used to assess critical thinking? What are the strengths of the CAT compare to others. What can we find with CAT and what can be misunderstood by looking at the CAT results. Professor Barry S. Stein will lead the discussion. (limited to 20 people)

Workshop: Fabric Design for Pillows

Sep 12, 2014

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Cost is $64 for members, $80 for the general public, and Iowa State University students pay 15% off the member price.

Reiman Gardens

Beloved artists Jo Myers-Walker is back at the Gardens, and she's bringing her joyful expertise in fabric design to the 5th Annual Garden Quilt Show. Pillows add a welcoming feeling and hospitality to any room. The trend has been neutral walls and a splash of color in a pillow that makes a statement about our interests and passions. We will be using acrylic paints on cotton using watercolor washes & techniques. All supplies are provided.

Discussion: Why should discipline specific tools be considered? - Critical Thinking Symposium

Sep 12, 2014

11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This session will focus on why is it important to create specific CAT analogs for different disciplines. What are the challenges and how should they be approached. Professor Barry S. Stein will lead the discussion. (limited to 20 people)

Meeting: Blackboard User Group (BUG)

Sep 12, 2014

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

1230 Communications Building

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Monthly meeting of BbLearn users discussing various topics related to the use of Blackboard Learn in teaching and learning.

Workshop: Discipline Specific Analog Development - Critical Thinking Symposium

Sep 12, 2014

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Audience: People who have scored CAT. This workshop is important to those who are familiar with CAT and can also have few key faculty and players how may become interested in it during the day or by interacting with Barry or others associated with CAT. This is also a jumping board/session for those of us who would like to keep working on discipline specific tests and assessments. Facilitator, Professor Barry S. Stein.

Workshop: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career

Sep 12, 2014

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

Academic Affairs Training, development

One in a three-workshop series on faculty professional development featuring Kerry Ann Rockquemore, president and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

"Create Peace" Buttons for 11 Days of Global Unity

Sep 12, 2014

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Stop by The Workspace and design a button or magnet with your message of peace, or choose from one of our "create peace" designs. Buttons and magnets are 50 cents each and proceeds will be used toward supplies for our Little Dresses for Africa project.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Peace Vessels for Global Unity

Sep 12, 2014

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5 (studio fee)

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Join us on Fridays evenings for a fun exploration of techniques in "painting" bisque. Choose from peace medallions, ornaments, boxes, banks and vases. Part of 11 Days of Global Unity events.

Dance social

Sep 12, 2014

7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

196 Forker Building

free

Student Organizations Student activities

Free dance social hosted by the ISU Ballroom Dance Club. Singles welcome. Dress is casual; indoor shoes or socks are required.

Tango dance lesson

Sep 12, 2014

8:15 PM - 9:15 PM

196 Forker

free

Student Organizations Student activities

Xtra Moves: Free tango instruction, hosted by the ISU Ballroom Dance Club. Includes both beginning and more advanced steps, taught by IJim and Suzi Benjamin. No partner required.

Concert: Lenny Cooper

Sep 12, 2014

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$10 ISU Students | $15 public

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Lenny Cooper's fans are often the hillbilly mud-bogging crowd, who like their country mixed in with some urban beats and a little bit of rap. A self-described accidental artist, Cooper wrote the song "Mud Digger," about his favorite pastime, when he was 17 and posted a video of it on YouTube. The song began to rack up views, and attracted the notice of Colt Ford, who signed Cooper to his Average Joe's label.

Ballroom dance showcase

Sep 12, 2014

9:15 PM - 9:30 PM

196 Forker

free

Student Organizations Student activities

Free ballroom performance, showcasing tango and swing. The performance features the Des Moines Dance ballroom formation team.

Saturday, 13 Sep 2014

Quilt Show

Sep 13, 2014

All day

Reiman Gardens

$4-$8

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens and the Iowa Quilters Guild will be hosting the annual Garden Quilt Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 12-14 at Reiman Gardens. The three-day show will encourage the art of quilting through beautiful displays of garden-themed quilts created by talented Midwesterners as part of a juried show with prizes awarded by central Iowa sponsors.

"Create Peace" Buttons for 11 Days of Global Unity

Sep 13, 2014

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Stop by The Workspace and design a button or magnet with your message of peace, or choose from one of our "create peace" designs. Buttons and magnets are 50 cents each and proceeds will be used toward supplies for our Little Dresses for Africa project.

Sunday, 14 Sep 2014

Quilt Show

Sep 14, 2014

All day

Reiman Gardens

$4-$8

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens and the Iowa Quilters Guild will be hosting the annual Garden Quilt Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 12-14 at Reiman Gardens. The three-day show will encourage the art of quilting through beautiful displays of garden-themed quilts created by talented Midwesterners as part of a juried show with prizes awarded by central Iowa sponsors.

"Create Peace" Buttons for 11 Days of Global Unity

Sep 14, 2014

1:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Stop by The Workspace and design a button or magnet with your message of peace, or choose from one of our "create peace" designs. Buttons and magnets are 50 cents each and proceeds will be used toward supplies for our Little Dresses for Africa project.

A Look Back at the Conservation of Silver Code

Sep 14, 2014

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Textile Conservation fellow Kate Greder will take you through the entire conservation project of the C.Y. Stephens Auditorium curtain, Silver Code by Ryokichi Mukai. See before and after pictures, hear all the incredible stories of discovery, and learn more about the largest and heaviest object in the Art on Campus Collection.

Argentine Tango Practica (Class)

Sep 14, 2014

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU: 5 punches for $35, Public: 5 punches for $45

The Workspace 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 dancing better. From 5-7pm the dance floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie and working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time. Wear dancing shoes, smooth-soled shoes, or s

Monday, 15 Sep 2014

"Create Peace" Buttons for 11 Days of Global Unity

Sep 15, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Stop by The Workspace and design a button or magnet with your message of peace, or choose from one of our "create peace" designs. Buttons and magnets are 50 cents each and proceeds will be used toward supplies for our Little Dresses for Africa project.

Workshop: Developing your Course in Blackboard Learn

Sep 15, 2014

3:10 PM - 4:30 PM

1230 Communications Building

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

In this hands-on Blackboard Learn workshop you will learn how and where to upload your course syllabus, post assignments, create and manage announcements, send email, enroll students using the ISU Admin Tool, add TAs, course builders, or guests, organize course materials, add instructor contact info with photo, access the Grade Center, and more.

Digital Camera Basics Class

Sep 15, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $20, Public $30

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Long shots and short shots: everyone wants to take a good photograph. Learn the basics of using your Digital SLR camera including settings, speeds, lighting and composition. Students will explore campus to use their new skills shooting photographs of their favorite sites and share those photographs to discuss technique, composition and design.

Where Does the Bible Come From?

Sep 15, 2014

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Rev. Charles Bobertz is a professor of New Testament Theology at Saint John's School of Theology Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Dance/Percussion Tour Concert with Sean Thomas Boyt & Andy Thierauf

Sep 15, 2014

7:30 PM - 8:50 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building

free

Music Department Arts, performances

Andy Thierauf is a percussionist and composer who specializes in the creation and performance of contemporary music. Sean Thomas Boyt is a dancer and choreographer currently based in Iowa City.

Reconstructing German Culture: Stephen Brockmann

Sep 15, 2014

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

The keynote address for Transatlantic Institute for the Study of East German Art conference will be given by Stephen Brockmann, professor of German, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Going Out in Style: The Folk Art of Fantasy Coffins

Sep 15, 2014

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Eric Adjetey Anang is Ghana's leading fantasy coffin artist and the grandson of Seth Kane Kwei, who helped found the folk art tradition.

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014

Learning Community: Game Based Learning

Sep 16, 2014

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

1230 Communications Building

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

These interactive discussions will examine how game based learning may guide our students' learning processes and enhance your curriculum. We will also explore how gamification is changing society, and its impact on education. Facilitators: Dennis Culver, Instructional Support Specialist, CTLT; and Wei Wang, Instructional Support Specialist, CELT.

"Create Peace" Buttons for 11 Days of Global Unity

Sep 16, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Stop by The Workspace and design a button or magnet with your message of peace, or choose from one of our "create peace" designs. Buttons and magnets are 50 cents each and proceeds will be used toward supplies for our Little Dresses for Africa project.

Workshop: Floral Design Series

Sep 16, 2014

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

$36-$45

Reiman Gardens

"Tropical Arrangements." Add some aromatic color and passion to the dull skies of fall with a lively design incorporating beautiful tropical flowers. Learn the tips and skills used by professionals and create your own one-of-a-kind floral designs.

Wheel Pottery Class

Sep 16, 2014

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $100, Public $110 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Students will be guided through all aspects of forming bowls, mugs, vases and more on the pottery wheel. Learn hand-pulling, glazing and finishing techniques. Open to absolute beginners as well as those with experience who would like to improve their technique and abilities.