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Thursday, 04 Feb 2016

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

Feb 04, 2016

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

Professional and Scientific Council Meetings, receptions

The P&S Council is a representative body elected by, and responsible to, Professional and Scientific employees at Iowa State University. Meetings are open to the public.

VPR Workshop: Updates, Initiatives, and Challenges at the National Science Foundation

Feb 04, 2016

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

0001 Carver Hall

free

Research Office Conferences Training, development

Dr. Roger Wakimoto, program director at the Geosciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will discuss new NSF-wide initiatives for FY16, recent challenges working with Congress, the broader impacts criteria, reliability and reproducibility of scientific results, and updates regarding the Geosciences Directorate. The seminar is free and open to the public. No preregistration is required.

Lecture: Finding Your Path in the Shifting Scientific Workforce

Feb 04, 2016

6:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green Student activities

Kendall Powell discusses the tough realities and statistics facing students and postdocs as they enter the scientific workforce and, specifically, the evolution of postdoctoral scholars in the United States.

Portal to the Public Information Session and Volunteer Training

Feb 04, 2016

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Free

Reiman Gardens

This free training will introduce Reiman Gardens' involvement in Portal to the Public, a national network of informal science education (ISE) institutions whose goal is to bring the work of local scientists to the general public.

Wheel Pottery Class

Feb 04, 2016

6:30 PM - 9:00 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.

Documentary & Discussion: Homeless Teens & the Struggle to Stay in School

Feb 04, 2016

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Screening of "The Homestretch," which follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and make the crucial transition to independence when the structure of school vanishes.

Friday, 05 Feb 2016

Retirement reception: John Larson

Feb 05, 2016

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

0162 General Services Building

free

Facilities Planning and Management Meetings, receptions

John Larson, facilities planning and management, is retiring from the university after nearly 36 years of service. A program will begin at 2 p.m.

Friday Night PYOP: Valentine's Day Gifts

Feb 05, 2016

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $4 Studio Fee + cost of bisque, Public $5 Studio Fee + cost of bisque

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

We will show you the basics of Paint Your Own Pottery, and then we will fire it within a week for you to come pick up.

Swimming and Diving

Feb 05, 2016

6:00 PM

Beyer Pool

Free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Kansas

Varieties Semifinals

Feb 05, 2016

6:00 PM

Great Hall, MU

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Semi-Finals is the first performance for Varieties! Only a select few move on to perform at Finals (on Feb. 19th and 20th).

Gymnastics

Feb 05, 2016

6:30 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$4-$5

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. West Virginia.

Planetarium Show: Solar System Astronomy

Feb 05, 2016

6:30 PM

ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall

free

Astronomy Lectures

Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium and join us for an evening under the stars!

Performance: Barjche

Feb 05, 2016

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$12 public, $10 students

College of Human Sciences Arts, performances

Barjche 2016: Modern dance through the ages. ISU's annual contemporary dance concert featuring faculty, students and guest artists dance works.

Varieties Semifinals

Feb 05, 2016

9:00 PM

Great Hall, MU

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Semi-Finals is the first performance for Varieties! Only a select few move on to perform at Finals (on Feb. 19th and 20th).

Saturday, 06 Feb 2016

Orchid Fest

Feb 06, 2016

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Saturday and Sunday -- Exotic orchids in a variety of species and colors will be on display and available for purchase both days.

Swimming and Diving

Feb 06, 2016

10:00 AM

Beyer Pool

Free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Kansas

Tai Chi Class

Feb 06, 2016

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $68, Public $78

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

An introduction to the 24 Posture Taijiquan Form, which was developed during the 1950's by the Chinese Athletic Committee based on the foundation of Yang Style Taijiquan.

Women's basketball

Feb 06, 2016

1:30 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5-$12

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Texas.

ISU Honor Band Concert

Feb 06, 2016

3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$10 adults; $5 students. Tickets available at the door.

Music Department Arts, performances

We are proud to be hosting two honor bands and featuring Iowa High School students.

Varieties Semifinals

Feb 06, 2016

6:00 PM

Great Hall, MU

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Semi-Finals is the first performance for Varieties! Only a select few move on to perform at Finals (on Feb. 19th and 20th).

Amara Piano Quartet Concert

Feb 06, 2016

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital, Music Building

free

Music Department Arts, performances

Members of the Ames Piano Quartet include Boro Martinic-Jercic, violin; Jonathan Sturm, viola; George Work, cello; Mei-Hsuan Huang, piano

Performance: Barjche

Feb 06, 2016

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$12 public, $10 students

College of Human Sciences Arts, performances

Barjche 2016: Modern dance through the ages. ISU's annual contemporary dance concert featuring faculty, students and guest artists dance works.

Varieties Semifinals

Feb 06, 2016

9:00 PM

Great Hall, MU

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Semi-Finals is the first performance for Varieties! Only a select few move on to perform at Finals (on Feb. 19th and 20th).

Sunday, 07 Feb 2016

Orchid Fest

Feb 07, 2016

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Saturday and Sunday -- Exotic orchids in a variety of species and colors will be on display and available for purchase both days.

Curator's Tour of 40/40 +

Feb 07, 2016

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Bldg.

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join Assistant Curator Adrienne Gennett as she guides a tour through the exhibition 40/40 +. 40/40 + includes a selection from the original 40/40 exhibition along with new donations as University Museums continues to honor and commend the amazing Iowa artists and donors who have made the past 40 years possible.

Performance: Barjche

Feb 07, 2016

2:00 PM

Fisher Theater

$12 public, $10 students

College of Human Sciences Arts, performances

Barjche 2016: Modern dance through the ages. ISU's annual contemporary dance concert featuring faculty, students and guest artists dance works.

Argentine Tango Practica

Feb 07, 2016

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU Five punches for $35, Public Five 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.

Monday, 08 Feb 2016

Charlotte's Web

Feb 08, 2016

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4 advance/$5 day of show

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig and a spider explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship