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Monday, 12 Feb 2018

Random Acts of Kindness

Feb 12, 2018

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Parks Library lobby

free

University Library Meetings, receptions Special events

Members of the campus community are invited to brighten someone's day with a random act of kindness. Write a letter to anyone, anywhere in the world. The Library will pay the postage and provide paper, pens and envelopes; participants bring the well-wishes and their loved ones' addresses.

Award-Winning Faculty Series: Keeping Students Engaged

Feb 12, 2018

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

"Building Connections: Keeping Students Engaged in Large (or Small) Courses," Anne Clem, accounting. Clem shares how she keeps 300 students engaged and excited to learn in her accounting courses. She will share relationship-building methods to connect with learners to create what she defines as a CCC (casual controlled classroom).

Valentine's Day Cards Walk-In Craft

Feb 12, 2018

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$4 for unlimited crafting

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

We've got the supplies, you bring the creativity! Paper, glitter, fabric, stamps, buttons, watercolor and more to make your valentines.

Computer Science: Student poster presentation

Feb 12, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Atanasoff Hall, second floor

free

Computer Science Department Meetings, receptions

Graduate and undergraduate students will highlight their research during this annual event presented by the computer science department and Graduate Student Organization. Visitors are invited to vote for the top posters. This year's event is sponsored by Kingland and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate.

Cyclone Honor Choir

Feb 12, 2018

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building

Music Department Arts, performances

Featuring students from schools around Iowa with the Iowa State Singers.

Lecture: The Art of Language Invention

Feb 12, 2018

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

A linguist by training, David J. Peterson offers an overview of language creation, covering its history from Tolkien's creations and Klingon to today's global community of conlangers. He will share stories of how he built Dothraki and Valyrian (Game of Thrones) and discuss the essential tools necessary for inventing and evolving new languages. The Quentin Johnson Lecture in Linguistics.

Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018

Degree Audit Changes

Feb 13, 2018

All day

10 Enrollment Services Center

Registrar Academic calendar

Last day to change degree audit information for spring.

Workshop: Developing Your Data Management Plan

Feb 13, 2018

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

free

Research Office Training, development

This session will discuss the essential elements of a quality data management plan and provide resources to assist you with the development of your agency-specific DMP proposal.

Pop-up art sale

Feb 13, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

near entrance to ISU Book Store, Memorial Union

Most items sell for $8-$30

The Workspace Meetings, receptions Student activities

Pottery, jewelry and other hand-made items created by Workspace students and instructors will be for sale. Sale continues daily through Feb. 14.

Farewell reception: Darren Jarboe

Feb 13, 2018

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

atrium, 1041 Food Sciences Building

free

Center for Crops Utilization Research Meetings, receptions

Darren Jarboe, program manager at the Center for Crops Utilization Research, will be joining the faculty at the University of Maryland after 22 years of service to Iowa State University. This is a come-and-go reception.

Retirement reception

Feb 13, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

Research and Demonstration Farms Meetings, receptions

A reception will honor several research farm staff members who are retiring: Steve Goben, Kevin Maher and Nick Piekema from the McNay Research Farm, Chariton; and Dale Niedermann from the Ag Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm, Boone. A program will begin at 2:15 p.m.

Valentine's Day Cards Walk-In Craft

Feb 13, 2018

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$4 for unlimited crafting

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

We've got the supplies, you bring the creativity! Paper, glitter, fabric, stamps, buttons, watercolor and more to make your valentines.

Workshop: The Pedagogy of Canvas Quizzes

Feb 13, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

116 Durham

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.

Meeting: Faculty Senate

Feb 13, 2018

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Faculty Senate Meetings, receptions

The Faculty Senate represents the general faculty of Iowa State University and participates in shared governance of the University with the administration. Senate meetings are open to the public.

Men's Basketball

Feb 13, 2018

6:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

TBA

Athletics Athletics

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

Open Mic Night

Feb 13, 2018

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, 14 Feb 2018

P&S Council Professional Development Conference

Feb 14, 2018

8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Scheman Building

$90 through Jan. 23; $105 Jan. 24-Feb. 7

Professional and Scientific Council Conferences Training, development

"Cultivate Your Adventure: Growing Your Future" will feature 32 sessions in the categories of leadership, health and wellness, professional resources and human interactions.

Pop-up art sale

Feb 14, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

near entrance to ISU Book Store, Memorial Union

Most items sell for $8-$30

The Workspace Meetings, receptions Student activities

Pottery, jewelry and other hand-made items created by Workspace students and instructors will be for sale. Sale continues daily through Feb. 14.

Workshop: Assignments and Gradebook in Canvas

Feb 14, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

116 Durham

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.

Artful Yoga

Feb 14, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. The practice will begin at 5:30 with a brief talk connecting the current exhibition to the yoga practice. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat. Free, but online registration required at www.museums.iastate.edu.

Date Night at the Museum

Feb 14, 2018

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall, and ReACT Gallery

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Celebrate Valentine's Day with University Museums this year! Take in the magnetic sculpture of the "Manuel Neri: Ambiguity, Mystery and Allure" exhibition, or ignite conversation within the ReACT Gallery's "Green Dot" exhibition with your Valentine after hours. A flower of choice and cookies provided for visitors while supplies last, so come early!

Cyclone Cinema: I, Tonya

Feb 14, 2018

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Come join us for the special showing of I, Tonya! Showings will be on February, 11th at 4 P.M. and February, 14th one at 7pm and another at 10pm., All showings are FREE!

Thursday, 15 Feb 2018

Caterpillar Club

Feb 15, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join us weekly this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme.

Workshop: Research with Human Subjects

Feb 15, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

free

Research Office Training, development

"Navigating Your Research with Human Subjects: The IRB Submission Process." In this session, you will learn tips on developing and submitting protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). An IRB staff member will walk through key sections of the non-exempt IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process. Sign up for one of the several dates we have scheduled throughout the year.

Internship and Networking Fair

Feb 15, 2018

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Meetings, receptions Student activities

The Greenlee School's Jump-Start Internship and Networking Fair is a small, boutique-style fair that connects students majoring in advertising, journalism, public relations and related fields with businesses and organizations searching for interns and employees in those fields.

Workshop: Groups and Collaborative Work in Canvas

Feb 15, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

116 Durham

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Instructors can create groups for students to collaborate on group Assignments and Discussions, use Web-conferencing, and Collaborations for online projects. Participants will reflect on demonstrations exemplifying how active learning, collaboration and cooperation can be supported through Canvas' integrated tools.

Digital Humanities in Practice: The Wikipedia "Edit-a-Thon"

Feb 15, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Parks Library

free

University Library Training, development

Digital Humanities has been one of the most ubiquitous phrases on university campuses for a number of years. This workshop will put a practical and pedagogical face to the phrase, by introducing the concept of a Wikipedia "Edit-a-Thon." Attendees will learn how to turn Wikipedia editing (updating as well as creating entries) into a valuable teaching tool in the humanities. Preregistration is required. Register through Learn@ISU. Keyword: LIB.

Award-Winning Faculty Series: Escape the Lure of the Lecture

Feb 15, 2018

3:10 PM - 4:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

"Escape the 'Lure of the Lecture:' Choose a Pedagogy that's Right for You and Your Students." Jan Thompson, Morrill Professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, will help you explore research-based, evidence-driven methods that shift the classroom focus from the instructor to the learners. Participants will experience ways to design learner-centered forms of instruction.

Crafty Cocktail Night

Feb 15, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$10-$12.50

Reiman Gardens Arts, performances

"Put a Bird on It!" Join us at the Gardens after hours for some creative crafting while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting!

Paper Flowers Class

Feb 15, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $32, Public $42 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the basics of paper flower construction, and create beautiful, surprisingly simple arrangements.