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What is featured?

Friday, 22 Sep 2017

Business pitch competition

Sep 22, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Central campus

free

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Meetings, receptions

Watch 16 participants deliver 90-second business pitches to three judges, in hopes of winning a $900 prize. Part of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week.

Canvas Workshop: Gradebook

Sep 22, 2017

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

2015 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Explore the interface of the Canvas gradebook from the instructor and student perspectives.

Ag Entrepreneurship info fair

Sep 22, 2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Curtiss Hall rotunda

free

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Meetings, receptions

Learn about Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative programs, including the entrepreneurial studies minor, travel opportunities, the student incubator and the National Agri-Marketing Association. Part of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week.

Eliminating Writers Block: Flipped Classroom Meets Thinkspace

Sep 22, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Anyone who has worked with students to help them write about themselves knows how challenging and anxiety-driven the process is for them. Janet Johnson (FSHN) and her team Maren Wolff (FSHN) and Samantha Jones (FSHN) have found the 'sweet spot' and will show us the methodology they implemented to scaffold undergraduates in the writing of Personal Statements and the positive student feedback and reactions they received.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Color Marbling

Sep 22, 2017

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn a technique for marbling glaze on your pottery to create smooth swirls of color

Memorial Union Birthday Dinner & A Movie

Sep 22, 2017

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Great Hall

free

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Meetings, receptions Student activities

Free chili supper in the MU to celebrate the building's 89th birthday, followed by free family movie Beauty & The Beast on the terrace, sponsored by Campustown Action Association.

Concert: The Steel Wheels

Sep 22, 2017

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$15-$20

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

The Steel Wheels are an American roots music, Americana group of folk musicians, based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017

Neuroscience Research Day

Sep 23, 2017

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

1414 Molecular Biology

free

Graduate College Conferences

"The Aging Brain," with keynote speakers Gary Wenk, Ohio State University, Columbus; and Ruth Barrientos, University of Colorado, Boulder.

NatureCraft Workshop

Sep 23, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$10 ($8/members or ISU adult, $6/general public youth, $4/members or ISU youth, )

Reiman Gardens

Family members of all ages - toddlers, kids, parents, grandparents, and more! - will love this freeform, creative, nature-based workshop.

Tai Chi Class

Sep 23, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $45, Public $55

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

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

Softball

Sep 23, 2017

10:30 AM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Kirkwood. Check athletics website for schedule changes due to weather.

Softball

Sep 23, 2017

3:30 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Midamerica Nazarene. Check athletics website for schedule changes due to weather.

Volleyball

Sep 23, 2017

4:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma. Game times and dates are subject to change.

Entrepreneur roundtable

Sep 23, 2017

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Harl Commons, Curtiss Hall

free

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Meetings, receptions

"Welcome to the PIT (People Impacting Tomorrow): Entrepreneur Roundtable." Have dinner and conversations with key entrepreneurs, influencers and business builders. Registration is required.

Concert: Open Mike Eagle

Sep 23, 2017

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$10-$12

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Michael W. Eagle II, better known by his stage name Open Mike Eagle, is an American alternative hip hop artist.

Lecture: Frontiers of Ag Opportunity

Sep 23, 2017

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Lectures

"Are We Ready? The Frontiers of Ag Opportunity," Jay Lehr, science director at the Heartland Institute think tank.

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Sep 24, 2017

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace

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

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance.

Faculty recital

Sep 24, 2017

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

free

Music Department Arts, performances

Featuring guest violinist John Gilbert and ISU faculty George Work, cello; and Mei-Hsuan Huang, piano. Gilbert is professor of violin at the Texas Tech University School of Music.

Monday, 25 Sep 2017

Picture at Parks

Sep 25, 2017

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Parks Library lawn

free

University Library Meetings, receptions

Join in a giant group photo outside Parks Library. Wear your favorite cardinal and gold and find a place on the steps, plaza, lawn and entry area of the library and be ready at 11:30 to say cheese.

Art + Issues: Building a Campus Community

Sep 25, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Topics that relate to current events will be presented and attendees are encouraged to bring other discussion topics with them with a goal of generating understanding in a safe, inclusive, and inspiring space.

Canvas Workshop: Overview of Canvas

Sep 25, 2017

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

2015 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Canvas Overview introduces participants to the Canvas environment.

University Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony

Sep 25, 2017

3:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Office of the President Meetings, receptions

University-wide awards will be presented to faculty and staff. A reception will follow.

Beginning Soap Making Workshop

Sep 25, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $35, Public $45 - includes supplies

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Make quality, handmade soap from scratch (no synthetic bases!) using the cold-process method.

Great Plants for Iowa: Houseplants

Sep 25, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

They have been attributed to better health, happiness and air quality; houseplants are a big part of many people's homes.

Intermediate Pottery: Lidded Pots and Enclosed Forms

Sep 25, 2017

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $35, Public $45 - (includes supplies)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Take your basic throwing skills to the next level by learning to make lids 5 different ways. See appropriate lids and finishing for different shaped vessels, and learn how an enclosed form can be turned into a lidded pot, vase, bowl, and other forms.

Lecture: Is There Evidence of God from Contemporary Science?

Sep 25, 2017

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Msgr. James A. Supple Lecture Series: Fr. Robert Spitzer served as president of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009. A Catholic priest and Jesuit, he is the author of eight books, including New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy, and appears weekly on EWTN in "Father Spitzer's Universe."

Performance: Molly Fillmore, soprano

Sep 25, 2017

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Music Hall

free

Music Department Arts, performances

Soprano Molly Fillmore is a guest artist.

Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017

Research Workshop: NSF Programs for Big Data Research

Sep 26, 2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Research Office Training, development

"Leveraging NSF Programs for Big Data Research." Dr. Chaitanya Baru, senior advisor for data science, CISE directorate, will discuss agency priorities and initiatives, and answer your questions about funding programs related to data science and data-driven discovery.

Lecture: Why Intelligent Design is NOT Science

Sep 26, 2017

6:30 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

The Atheist and Agnostic Society Fall Lecture. Hector Avalos is a professor of religious studies at Iowa State.

Branding: Who Are You?

Sep 26, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

362 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

ISU integrated studio arts alumnus Jonathan Castro is a ceramic designer who lives and works in New York City. He attributes many opportunities and successes to the skills and business acumen he developed at Iowa State. He'll talk about the importance and process of branding oneself in the marketplace. Castro is an artist-in-residence Sept. 25-29 in the College of Design.