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Thursday, 19 Apr 2018

Lecture: Where Is U.S. Foreign Policy Headed?

Apr 19, 2018

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Stephen Walt is Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a former academic dean. Phi Beta Kappa Lecture

Performance: Jazz + Puppetry

Apr 19, 2018

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

Music Department Arts, performances

Michael Giles, professor of saxophone, will perform with ISU Theatre assistant professor Amanda Petefish-Schrag.

Friday, 20 Apr 2018

St. Louis Area Methods Meeting

Apr 20, 2018

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Garden Room, Reiman Gardens

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Conferences

SLAMM is a regional meeting highlighting data science applications of political science questions. Four scholars will discuss their work on campaigns, human rights, local government and networks in Congress. Preregistration (free) is required. Hosted by the political science and statistics departments.

Research Workshop: Submission software training

Apr 20, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

2310 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.

Tennis

Apr 20, 2018

3:00 PM

Forker Courts (weather permitting)

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. TCU. In the case of inclement weather, competition will be moved to Life Time Fitness, 11911 Hickman Rd., Urbandale. Check the Cyclone tennis website for location updates.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Hello Spring!

Apr 20, 2018

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

Decorate a pot for growing herbs, a vase for fresh-cut flowers, or embrace the season with bunnies and chicks.

Reception: Biorenewables Art Competition

Apr 20, 2018

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lobby, Biorenewables Research Laboratory

free

Bioeconomy Institute Arts, performances Meetings, receptions Student activities

This 9th annual competition is a collaboration between the Bioeconomy Institute and the College of Design's integrated studio arts program. Award winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m.

'Trashion' Show

Apr 20, 2018

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Serenity Couture, North Grand Mall

$10 ($50 VIP)

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Arts, performances Live Green

Hosted by students in AESHM 222, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving, to bring awareness to environmental issues hurting the planet. Students have created garments from recycled materials such as newspaper, plastic bottles, school supplies, fast food packaging and even parking tickets. The event also includes a silent auction, music, giveaways, drinks and refreshments.

Planetarium Show: Backyard Astronomy

Apr 20, 2018

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!

Cyclone Cinema: Molly's Game

Apr 20, 2018

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

The Student Union Board presents Cyclone Cinema! Showings are FREE in Carver 101 at 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hope to see you there!

ISU Symphonic Band

Apr 20, 2018

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5.00 adults & students Tickets available day of concert.

Music Department Arts, performances

The Symphonic Band is an 80-member ensemble that explores traditional as well as contemporary works by composers such as Percy Grainger, Malcolm Arnold, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Leonard Bernstein. The Symphonic Band is conducted by Steven Smyth, Associate Director of Bands.

Performance: Our Town

Apr 20, 2018

7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Ordinary life has great joys that very few people fully appreciate. There are also the transcendent moments surrounding love and death that come to all. This masterpiece of American theatre takes place in a small New England town at the turn of the last century. Through its themes lies the understanding that we are all connected no matter when we have lived and that we know in our hearts that something is eternal and it isn't the objects we own.

Concert: The Lonely Biscuits

Apr 20, 2018

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$10-12

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

The Lonely Biscuits are an alternative rock band hailing from Nashville, TN. The band is comprised of Grady Wenrich, Sam Gidley, and Nick Byrd.

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018

Open house and pancake breakfast

Apr 21, 2018

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ames Municipal Airport, 2501 Airport Dr.

free

Student Organizations Meetings, receptions Student activities

Annual fly-in breakfast hosted by the ISU Flying Cyclones Club. Pancake breakfast is $10 for adults; $6 for kids (12 and younger). Enjoy displays and visit with members of ISU aviation clubs and organizations and other local aviation groups. Airplane rides are available at additional cost. Check the club website for updates and more information.

Iowa Butterfly Survey Network Training

Apr 21, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Take an active role in conservation as a citizen scientist through the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network (IBSN), with this training from our entomology staff.

Magic Block Fidgety-Gidget Workshop

Apr 21, 2018

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Create your own fidgety-gidget with master crafter and miniaturist, Pam Messer.

SAVMA Scamper

Apr 21, 2018

10:00 AM

College of Veterinary Medicine

$20-$25 after April 1, $30-$35 day of race

College of Veterinary Medicine Student activities

The 35th annual SAVMA (Student American Veterinary Association) Scamper is a 5K/10K run or walk. This is a dog-friendly race and competitors are encouraged to bring their canine companions. Entry fee includes chip timing, a race T-shirt, post-race refreshments and an entry for one of several door prizes. Proceeds support student involvement and raise community awareness about the OneHealth mission.

Iowa Butterfly Survey Network REFRESHER Training

Apr 21, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Already an active participant? Bring a sack lunch and join entomology staff at Reiman Gardens for this annual refresher to keep you up to speed with the latest information.

Cyclone Cinema: Molly's Game

Apr 21, 2018

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

The Student Union Board presents Cyclone Cinema! Showings are FREE in Carver 101 at 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Performance: Our Town

Apr 21, 2018

7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Ordinary life has great joys that very few people fully appreciate. There are also the transcendent moments surrounding love and death that come to all. This masterpiece of American theatre takes place in a small New England town at the turn of the last century. Through its themes lies the understanding that we are all connected no matter when we have lived and that we know in our hearts that something is eternal and it isn't the objects we own.