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Sunday, 22 Oct 2017

Homecoming: Creative spirits

Oct 22, 2017

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Carver Hall

$10 ($5 for students)

Alumni Association Special events

Paint your ISU pride on canvas.

Monday, 23 Oct 2017

Workshop: Course Design in Canvas

Oct 23, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Participants will learn how to design courses in Canvas, facilitate easy and intuitive course navigation and pace instruction. This workshop will highlight the mechanics and pedagogy behind Homepage, Syllabus, Content Pages and Modules in Canvas. Participants will learn about best practices for creating, organizing and structuring content in Canvas courses.

Homecoming: Food on Campus

Oct 23, 2017

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Central campus

Alumni Association Special events

Lunch catered by Fazoli's. Free with homecoming button ($5).

Workshop: Course Design in Canvas

Oct 23, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

032 Parks Library

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Participants will learn how to design courses in Canvas, facilitate easy and intuitive course navigation and pace instruction. This workshop will highlight the mechanics and pedagogy behind Homepage, Syllabus, Content Pages and Modules in Canvas. Participants will learn about best practices for creating, organizing and structuring content in Canvas courses.

Seminar: Energy Efficiency Innovation

Oct 23, 2017

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

416 College of Design

free

College of Design Conferences

Looking to gain valuable insight into smart and energy-efficient building? Join us for a free transatlantic knowledge exchange and build your network by meeting leading global industry players in sustainable design, materials and processes.

Lecture: Open workflow approach to research

Oct 23, 2017

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

198 Parks Library

free

Research Office Training, development

"An Open Workflow Approach to Increasing Research Efficiency, Reproducibility and Diversity," Jeff Spies, co-founder and chief technology officer of the Center for Open Science, a nonprofit technology company with a mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scholarly research.

Screen Printing Class

Oct 23, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $69, Public $79 - includes supplies

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Make custom t-shirts!

Workshop: Critical Sensory Evaluation of Wines

Oct 23, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

1951 Food Sciences Building

$50

ISU Centers and Institutes Conferences

A two-day workshop for wine consumers who want to take their wine tasting skills to the next level. Interested participants do not need to meet any formal requirements (but must be 21 years old) to participate except an open mind, an inquisitive nose and a willing palate. Register by Oct. 17.

Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017

New location: Send Silence Packing exhibit

Oct 24, 2017

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

State Gym

free

Student Wellness Arts, performances Student activities

Send Silence Packing is a nationally recognized traveling exhibition of donated backpacks representing college students lost to suicide each year. The program is designed to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide, connect students to needed mental health resources, and inspire action for suicide prevention.

Workshop: Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Faculty Search

Oct 24, 2017

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Advance Diversity Training, development

"It Depends on the Lens: Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Faculty Search." An interactive workshop designed for chairs, faculty members and search committee members. Preregister by Oct. 12. This workshop will be repeated 1-3 p.m. in the same location. Refreshments served prior to the start of both workshops.

Workshop: The Pedagogy of Canvas Quizzes

Oct 24, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

032 Parks Library

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Participants will learn how to use Quizzes in Canvas. The workshop will focus on practical ways to customize Quiz Settings as well as create and administer Quizzes with a variety of question types to accommodate specific learning situations. Quiz Moderation and Analytics will be also explored.

Homecoming: Food on Campus (new location)

Oct 24, 2017

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

Alumni Association Special events

Lunch catered by Chick-Fil-A. Free with homecoming button ($5).

Workshop: Open Science Framework

Oct 24, 2017

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

134 Parks Library

free

Research Office Training, development

"Open Science Framework (OSF): A Research Workflow Tool to Support Transparency and Rigor in Scholarship." Part of the challenge of making research more transparent and reproducible is logistical. The OSF is a free project management service and repository where researchers -- using their own tools and processes -- can collaborate within their research groups and choose components of their research for broader dissemination.

Workshop: The Pedagogy of Canvas Quizzes

Oct 24, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Participants will learn how to use Quizzes in Canvas. The workshop will focus on practical ways to customize Quiz Settings as well as create and administer Quizzes with a variety of question types to accommodate specific learning situations. Quiz Moderation and Analytics will be also explored.

Workshop Panel: Open Educational Resources

Oct 24, 2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

198 Parks Library

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Join us for a panel discussion on the impact of OER in the classroom. Faculty using Open Educational Resources (OER) in their courses share the benefits and challenges of making the switch to OER and students share their opinion on how OER could affect their learning. Participants will leave the workshop with plans for incorporating OER into their courses and a pathway to making their classes more affordable.

Reception and awards: Studies in Creativity exhibit

Oct 24, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Meetings, receptions Student activities

Celebrate students that had artwork accepted into this juried exhibit, and hear comments from the juror. Awards will be announced including Best of Show, Merit, Honorable Mention and the MU Purchase Award.

Workshop: Critical Sensory Evaluation of Wines

Oct 24, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

1951 Food Sciences Building

$50

ISU Centers and Institutes Conferences

A two-day workshop for wine consumers who want to take their wine tasting skills to the next level. Interested participants do not need to meet any formal requirements (but must be 21 years old) to participate except an open mind, an inquisitive nose and a willing palate. Register by Oct. 17.

Concert: Bob Dylan

Oct 24, 2017

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$55-$125

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Bob Dylan and His Band makes their only stop in Iowa. The Nobel Prize Award winner and legendary musician will be joined by Mavis Staples.

Homecoming: CyFactor

Oct 24, 2017

7:30 PM

Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Special events

Student talent competition and variety show.

Open Mic Night

Oct 24, 2017

8:00 PM

The M-Shop, MU

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Open mic night gives students the chance to show off their talents to their fellow students. Many are musicians, comedians, and poets. So come on out and show us what kind of talents you have. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017

Homecoming: Food on Campus

Oct 25, 2017

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Central campus

Alumni Association Special events

Lunch catered by Panera. Free with homecoming button ($5).

Workshop: Assignments and Gradebook in Canvas

Oct 25, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

032 Parks Library

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Assignments are a backbone of the course's Gradebook in Canvas. Participants will learn to create and manage Assignments and Assignment Groups as well as explore how the Gradebook is connected to the organization of Assignments. Participants will experience the power of SpeedGrader for efficient and effective grading.

Art Walk: Celebrating Artful Engineering at Iowa State

Oct 25, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Marston Water Tower

free

University Museums Arts, performances

"Innovation and Discovery." With Marston Hall reborn and reopened, it is a perfect time to enjoy the wonderful Art on Campus Collection in the College of Engineering that inspires those who study, work, and visit the College. Starting at the Marston Water Tower (from a distance), we will discover and discuss many of the public works of art that define the aesthetic of the Engineering environment. Meet at the West entrance to Marston at noon.

Homecoming: 'Bomb' Transcribe-A-Thon

Oct 25, 2017

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

134 Parks Library

free

University Library Special events

Participants will learn about "The Bomb" -- Iowa State's yearbook from 1894 to 1994 -- and how to transcribe its content. A quick tutorial is all it takes to get started. The event is free, and participants may come and go during the afternoon. Join the fun and learn about ISU history, too.

Workshop: Assignments and Gradebook in Canvas

Oct 25, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Assignments are a backbone of the course's Gradebook in Canvas. Participants will learn to create and manage Assignments and Assignment Groups as well as explore how the Gradebook is connected to the organization of Assignments. Participants will experience the power of SpeedGrader for efficient and effective grading.

Intermediate Glass Beads Workshop

Oct 25, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $23, Public $33- (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Take your bead skills to the next level! Learn to create "twisties" - special rods of glass made by melting and twisting multiple colors together.

Leadership Workshop Series: Wellness & Leadership

Oct 25, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Gallery, MU

free

Student Activities Center Diversity Student activities Training, development

The Leaders Workshop Series is an opportunity for you to build up your leadership skills from the inside out. During these workshops, you will have the opportunity to engage in activities and discussions that will help you establish your personal values, learn some tips and tricks on how to build a common purpose and community, as well as strategies for empowering your members to lead.

Made in the Shade: Ferns

Oct 25, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

One of the most elegant and useful plants in the outdoor landscape is the fern.

Fine dining dinner: Ciao ISU, Taste of Italy

Oct 25, 2017

6:30 PM

Tearoom, 23A MacKay Hall

$30 ($35 with wine)

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Special events

The menu includes charcuterie board, butternut squash soup, roasted caprese salad, red wine-braised pork medallions and tiramisu. This is one of three themed dinners hosted this semester by students in hospitality management 487/587: Fine Dining Event Management. Reservations are required.

Homecoming: Yell Like Hell

Oct 25, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Central campus

free

Alumni Association Special events

Second cuts for the Yell Like Hell contest, which features skit competitions that promote school spirit with cheering, music and dancing.