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Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

Campus conversation: Break the Silence

Nov 30, 2017

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

198 Parks Library

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Meetings, receptions

This campus conversation will focus on suicide awareness and how to take action in the community. A presentation with representatives from ISU Police and student wellness will conclude with small group discussions. All are welcome.

Visit Free During Extended Holiday Hours

Nov 30, 2017

4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

This holiday season Reiman Gardens will be open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas for visitors to shop at the Gift Shop and see the indoor holiday train display. This is also your chance to see the outdoor lights and decorations illuminated against a night sky.

Crafty Cocktail Night: Holiday Garlands

Nov 30, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$10-$12.50

Reiman Gardens Arts, performances

Join us at the Gardens after hours for a creative project while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting! Jessie will show you how to create a festive holiday garland.

Lecture: Science for All? Diversity in Science in a Global Economy

Nov 30, 2017

6:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures Student activities

Sandra L. Hanson is a professor of sociology at Catholic University whose work has focused on gender, race and ethnicity in the sciences.

Cyclone Cinema: IT

Nov 30, 2017

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Cyclone Cinema brings feature films to campus. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Concessions include popcorn (butter or kettle) and several varieties of boxed candies for $2, and bottled Coke products and water for $1.

Reception: Contend and Question Pop-Up Exhibition

Nov 30, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Design on Man Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

free

College of Design Meetings, receptions

Students in the fall 2017 "Community-Engaged Arts Management" class are hosting a free pop-up exhibition on the theme "Contend and Question." Drop off artwork from 11-5 Monday, Nov. 27, or 12:30-6 Wednesday, Nov. 29. A reception will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30.

Concert: Swinging Sounds of the Season

Nov 30, 2017

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Come see Swinging Sounds of the Season with an opening act from ISU Jazz!

Friday, 01 Dec 2017

Art Exhibit: Andrea Ferrigno

Dec 01, 2017

All day

Pioneer Room

free

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Student activities

Check out the art in the Pioneer Room of the Memorial Union on display from December 9 to January 29.

WinterFest

Dec 01, 2017

All day

Memorial Union

free

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Meetings, receptions Student activities

WinterFest provides a unique combination of winter themed events, activities, displays, and traditions to help student relieve their end-of-semester stress and connect with the Ames community.

Research Workshop: Submission software training

Dec 01, 2017

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

203 Kildee

free

Research Office Training, development

The Office for Responsible Research will transition to a new electronic system for submission, review, and maintenance of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) applications. The a-tune tick@lab system will go live in early 2018, integrating research, teaching and testing protocols, animal procurement and management, as well as veterinary medical records.

Art Mart Holiday Sale

Dec 01, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Support the artists, craftsmen, photographer, designers, the go-getters, and do-it-yourself-ers! Browse a room full of functional and decorative pottery, brilliantly blown glass, beautiful jewelry, campus photos and charming accessories created by Ames and ISU artists.

Horticulture Club Poinsettia Sale

Dec 01, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Memorial Union, outside ISU Book Store entrance

$12 and $32

Student Organizations Student activities

Preorders (optional) will be taken through Nov. 13 and may be picked up at sale locations. Sale continues through Dec. 2 in various locations.

Nov/Dec Craft of the Month- Watercolor Quotes

Dec 01, 2017

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$10

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Use masking fluid to write out a movie quote, song lyrics, or a sassy phrase on special paper. Then paint layers of watercolor washes over your design.

Research Workshop: Submission software training

Dec 01, 2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1485 Vet Med

free

Research Office Training, development

The Office for Responsible Research will transition to a new electronic system for submission, review, and maintenance of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) applications. The a-tune tick@lab system will go live in early 2018, integrating research, teaching and testing protocols, animal procurement and management, as well as veterinary medical records.

Retirement reception: Lynn Burnett

Dec 01, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

0162 General Services Building

Facilities Planning and Management Meetings, receptions

Lynn Burnett, construction manager in facilities planning and management, is retiring. A program will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Retirement reception: Sharon Wirth

Dec 01, 2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Joan Bice Underwood Tea Room, 23 MacKay Hall

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Meetings, receptions

Sharon Wirth, department of apparel, events and hospitality management, is retiring.

Workshop: Course Design in Canvas

Dec 01, 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.

Meeting: ThinkSpace Teaching and Learning Community

Dec 01, 2017

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

We welcome you to join the ThinkSpace Learning Community (TLC) where ISU faculty meet to create exceptional learning opportunities for students. Centering on ThinkSpace, an active learning and problem solving platform with a set of unique, powerful pedagogical tools, the TLC is designed to help you take your students' learning to higher levels-- learning that builds problem solving skills required in the workplace.

Forestry Club: Tree and wreath sale

Dec 01, 2017

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Parking lot, Reiman Gardens

Trees: $30-$60, wreaths: $20-$30

Student Organizations Student activities

Students in the forestry club will sell Christmas trees and wreaths. Proceeds support club activities.

Concert: ISU Symphony Orchestra

Dec 01, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5

Music Department Arts, performances

The all-student ensemble is led by conductor Jacob Harrison. Tickets available in the Music Hall office.

Performance: A Christmas Carol

Dec 01, 2017

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Scrooge nears the end of his life thinking only of his business and how to accumulate even more money. Then one Christmas Eve he is confronted by ghosts of the past, present, and future; each has a lesson to teach him about where his obsession came from and where it has taken him. What will Scrooge do when the truth can no longer be ignored? All of Dickens' iconic characters come to life in the telling of this familiar and much loved story.

Concert: Judah & the Lion

Dec 01, 2017

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

$15-$25

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Judah & the Lion is an American alternative band from Nashville, Tennessee, that started in 2011. Their latest release is Folk Hop 'N Roll Deluxe.

Saturday, 02 Dec 2017

Butterfly Blizzard

Dec 02, 2017

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Come in from the cold to experience a different kind of blizzard - a butterfly blizzard in Reiman Gardens' Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to release your very own butterfly, just-emerged from its chrysalis, and waiting in a container for its first flight in the Butterfly Wing. An amazing nature moment for young and old alike! While here, partake in fun, themed crafts and sip hot cocoa.

Forestry Club: Tree and wreath sale

Dec 02, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Parking lot, Reiman Gardens

Trees: $30-$60, wreaths: $20-$30

Student Organizations Student activities

Students in the forestry club will sell Christmas trees and wreaths. Proceeds support club activities.

Art Mart Holiday Sale

Dec 02, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Support the artists, craftsmen, photographer, designers, the go-getters, and do-it-yourself-ers! Browse a room full of functional and decorative pottery, brilliantly blown glass, beautiful jewelry, campus photos and charming accessories created by Ames and ISU artists.

Horticulture Club Poinsettia Sale

Dec 02, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Reiman Gardens, hallway of main building

$12 and $32

Student Organizations Student activities

Preorders (optional) will be taken through Nov. 13 and may be picked up at sale locations.

Story Time With Santa

Dec 02, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Inside the Iowa State University Book Store, Memorial Union

Free

ISU Book Store Special events

Join us for story time with Santa. We'll read stories, have coloring pages and time for photos with Santa. You'll also get one free hour of parking in the Memorial Union ramp with a purchase inside the Book Store.

Christmas at the Farm House

Dec 02, 2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Farm House Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Celebrate the holiday season at the Farm House Museum. Warm up with hot cocoa as you explore the first building on Iowa State's campus and experience what Christmas was like at the turn of the century. Children's crafts and Santa Claus will all be part of the fun.

Performance: Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company

Dec 02, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Betty Toman Studio Theatre, 196 Forker Building

$5-$10

Kinesiology Arts, performances

"Landed" performed by the Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company

ISU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band

Dec 02, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$5-$10

Music Department Arts, performances

The three concert bands at Iowa State will close out the fall semester with a few holiday classics.