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Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018

Open forum: New student onboarding committee

Sep 26, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gold Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Affairs Lectures Meetings, receptions

Learn about a collaborative effort to streamline procedures for acclimating new Iowa State students. A Q&A will follow an overview of the committee's work and recommendations.

Workshop: How to Easily Generate Research from your Teaching Activities

Sep 26, 2018

3:10 PM - 5:00 PM

198 Parks

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

How might you generate valuable research from your teaching activities even if you don't have expertise in educational or social science research methods? Peter Balan, OAM BSc, BE(Hons), MBM, PhD, faculty member in the School of Management at the University of South Australia and Team Based Learning Consultant is visiting ISU.

Statewide Democratic Ticket Conversation and Meet-and-Greet

Sep 26, 2018

5:30 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Hear speeches, ask questions, and meet the Democratic candidates for statewide office in Iowa. Deidre DeJear, candidate for Iowa Secretary of State; Rob Sand, candidate for Iowa Auditor of State; and Tim Gannon, candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Open to the public.

Embroidered Mandalas Workshop

Sep 26, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $21 & Public $31 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Mandalas are created with geometric shapes and curvilinear lines, and often incorporate ancient spiritual symbols that are significant in Hinduism and Buddhism. These intricate designs transfer beautifully into stiches on fabric! Judy will show you a variety of embroidery stitches with time to practice.

Thursday, 27 Sep 2018

Mystical Arts of Tibet - Tibetan Monk Mandala Sand Painting Exhibition

Sep 27, 2018

All day

Memorial Union Main Lounge

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Mandala Construction 10am - 5pm Community Sand Painting 10am - 5pm

Manage Your Canvas Course - Personalized Learning and Mastery Plans

Sep 27, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2015 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This two-hour interactive, hands-on workshop is open to all Iowa State University instructors and instructional designers to explore how a personalized learning and mastery path can enhance your course in Canvas.

Workshop: Ensuring Student Buy-In for Pre-Learning in Flipped or Team Based Learning Classes

Sep 27, 2018

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Are you interested in adopting TBL or flipped classroom approaches but face student resistance? Flipped or TBL teaching methods require students to pre-learn course materials before a teaching session, where exercises rely on students using self-gained knowledge.

Computational Design and Digital Materialization as an Integrative Approach

Sep 27, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gallery 181, College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Katja Rinderspacher is a research associate and the ITECH (Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research) grad program coordinator at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction, University of Stuttgart, Germany. Her research interests include the integration of erosion-based processes into the computational design and digital fabrication of complex architectural structures. Sponsored by RDG Planning & Design.

Stone Mandalas Walk-in Craft

Sep 27, 2018

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$2

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Mandalas are created with geometric shapes and curvilinear lines, and often incorporate ancient spiritual symbols that are significant in Hinduism and Buddhism. Stop by The Workspace to make a painted stone mandala, and keep it as a talisman for yourself, or give it to someone as a small but special gift.

Open forum: CALS dean finalist

Sep 27, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

Academic Affairs Meetings, receptions

One of three finalists selected in the search for the next endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station. Each finalist will be announced one business day before his or her visit.

Cyclone Cinema

Sep 27, 2018

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Ocean's 8 - 5 years, 8 months, 12 days - that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target a necklace that's worth over $150 million.

Lecture: Pease Family Scholar in Kinesiology

Sep 27, 2018

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

"Equity in Physical Activity for People with Disabilities," James Rimmer, Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been developing and directing physical activity and health promotion programs for people with disabilities for more than 30 years.

Cyclone Cinema

Sep 27, 2018

10:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Ocean's 8 - 5 years, 8 months, 12 days - that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target a necklace that's worth over $150 million.

Friday, 28 Sep 2018

Mystical Arts of Tibet - Tibetan Monk Mandala Sand Painting Exhibition

Sep 28, 2018

All day

Memorial Union Main Lounge

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Mandala Completion 10-11am View Completed Mandala 11am-12pm Closing Ceremony 12-12:45pm Dispersal of the Sand 12:45pm

Research workshop: IACUC and IBC Protocols Using the a-tune System

Sep 28, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1485 CVM

Research Office Training, development

The Office for Responsible Research, Office of the Attending Veterinarian and Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) are offering software training for researchers who submit IACUC or IBC protocols. Participants will learn how to navigate the new electronic protocol submission system, a-tune. Training topics will include creating and submitting a protocol, and, for animal users of LAR, how to order animals and manage animal records.

Retirement reception: Mary Jo Beckman

Sep 28, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Palmer Building atrium (just inside east entrance)

free

Human Development and Family Studies Meetings, receptions

Mary Jo Beckman, ISU's service training liaison to the state Department of Human Services, is retiring after 30 years of service on behalf of the Child Welfare Research and Training Project. Brief remarks will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Mystical Arts of Tibet

Sep 28, 2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The M-Shop, Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Mystical Arts of Tibet - Tibetan Monk Mandala Sand Painting Closing Ceremony

BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge

Sep 28, 2018

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Kevin Nordmeyer, a principal with BNIM's Des Moines office, will present the BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge, a new funding opportunity for Iowa State faculty and staff that supports multidisciplinary research in areas of sustainability and regenerative design.

Stone Mandalas Walk-in Craft

Sep 28, 2018

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$2

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Mandalas are created with geometric shapes and curvilinear lines, and often incorporate ancient spiritual symbols that are significant in Hinduism and Buddhism. Stop by The Workspace to make a painted stone mandala, and keep it as a talisman for yourself, or give it to someone as a small but special gift.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Mandalas

Sep 28, 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 Diversity Student activities

Discover how circles, lines and dots can work together for patterning. We will show you the basics of painting your piece and fire it within a week.

War, the Refugee Crisis, and the Global Response

Sep 28, 2018

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

More than 65 million people are displaced from their homes as a result of wars, persecution, or severe economic difficulties. Figuring out how to respond to this many displaced people and the problems that forced them from their homes is a daunting task. Join Nell Gabiam, associate professor in World Languages and Cultures and Political Science, in the exhibition Unpacked: Refugee Baggage to discuss the response to this global crisis.

Cyclone Cinema

Sep 28, 2018

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Ocean's 8 - 5 years, 8 months, 12 days - that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target a necklace that's worth over $150 million.

Performance: This is Not a Pipe Dream

Sep 28, 2018

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$5-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Inspired by the life and work of surrealist painter Rene Magritte, the play by Barry Kornhauser follows a young boy who wants to be an artist. Though his desire is dismissed by his father as "a pipe dream," he is encouraged by his mother and begins a quest into the delightfully absurd magic-realism of Magritte's famous paintings.

ISU AfterDark

Sep 28, 2018

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

ISU AfterDark is a student group that plans late night events throughout the semester. All activities are free for students and the public! Come enjoy the fun!

ISU AfterDark :The Great DuBois - Masters of Variety

Sep 28, 2018

9:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

ISU AfterDark is a student group that plans late night events throughout the semester. All activities are free for students and the public! Come enjoy the fun!

Cyclone Cinema

Sep 28, 2018

10:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

Ocean's 8 - 5 years, 8 months, 12 days - that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target a necklace that's worth over $150 million.

ISU AfterDark : Evan Peters

Sep 28, 2018

11:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

ISU AfterDark is a student group that plans late night events throughout the semester. All activities are free for students and the public! Come enjoy the fun!

Saturday, 29 Sep 2018

Neuroscience Research Day

Sep 29, 2018

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

1414 Molecular Biology Building

free

Graduate College Conferences

"Brain Repair and Plasticity." Keynote speakers are Henry Klassen, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine; and Deanna Thompson, School of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.