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Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018

CANCELLED The Art of Historic Renovation and Cultural Preservation

Nov 13, 2018

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Curtiss Hall, Harl Commons

free

University Museums Arts, performances

This program has been cancelled due to staff illness. It will not be rescheduled. Join University Museums for a new series of tours focused on the renovation and preservation stories of the most iconic and historic locations on campus. The interior of Curtiss Hall has changed immensely in the last five years. The entire building has been renovated and transformed into a signature point of pride for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Meeting: Faculty Senate

Nov 13, 2018

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Faculty Senate Meetings, receptions

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

Retirement reception: Joyce Russell

Nov 13, 2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Iowa Public Radio, 2111 Grand Ave., Suite 100, Des Moines

free

Receptions and open houses Meetings, receptions

Joyce Russell, statehouse correspondent and producer, is retiring after 30 years of service to WOI Radio and Iowa Public Radio. A program will begin at 5 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring a story to share or send comments to be included in a gift. No RSVP is required for the event. Free parking is available behind the building.

Berlin Summer Academy 2018 Exhibition Reception

Nov 13, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

free

College of Design Meetings, receptions

See the work of ISU architecture students who participated in the 2018 Berlin Summer Academy in an exhibition in the Lightfoot Forum and hear more about the experience at this opening reception.

Lecture: Science Inspired Design

Nov 13, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

2432 Food Sciences Building

free

College of Design Lectures

Forrest Meggars, assistant professor of architecture at Princeton University and head of Princeton's CHAOS (Cooling and Heating for Architecturally Optimized Systems) lab, will talk about optimization of building systems and minimization of the chaos generated by the heat transfer process.

Documentary & Discussion: Maineland

Nov 13, 2018

6:30 PM

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

MAINELAND follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers from China as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. They are part of the enormous wave of Chinese "parachute students" enrolling in U.S. private schools. A discussion with the director, Miao Wang, will immediately follow the 90-minute film.

Women's Basketball

Nov 13, 2018

6:30 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5-$10

Athletics Athletics

Preseason WNIT semifinal, Iowa State vs. Auburn.

Cinderella

Nov 13, 2018

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$35-$84

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more-plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who's ever had a dream.

SAI Toy's for Tots Benefit Concert

Nov 13, 2018

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

Money donation or a new toy

Music Department Arts, performances

Student performances, benefitting the Sigma Alpha Iota international music fraternity.

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018

Research workshop: Working in USDA's ezFedGrants System

Nov 14, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Memorial Union, Gold Room

Research Office Training, development

In this session you'll get detailed instructions on how to navigate the USDA ezFedGrants system, which is currently used by APHIS, Foreign Agricultural Service, and will soon be used by NRCS and other USDA agencies. You'll learn how to obtain system access, prepare and submit applications, and manage progress reporting, and you'll leave with some practical tools and guidance that will help you work with the system.

Conversation: Building an inclusive and learner-centered syllabus

Nov 14, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall or view on your own via Zoom

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

This conversation will be a starting place for thinking through how to implement inclusive pedagogy and learner-centered practices into your syllabus. We will discuss strategies for producing a student-centered syllabus; as well as, the importance of establishing clear expectations and goals, using transparent teaching methods, and building rapport and community in your class.

Information session: Nationally competitive student awards

Nov 14, 2018

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

3534 Memorial Union

free

Study Abroad Center Meetings, receptions

A representative from the Institute of International Education will attend to talk about the Boren scholarship, and information will be shared about other nationally competitive awards. This session will be repeated at noon today in the same location.

Vagina Monologue Auditions

Nov 14, 2018

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sloss House

free

Dean of Students Office Arts, performances

Auditions for February 14-15, 2019 performances of The Vagina Monologues will be held Nov. 11 (3-4:30 p.m.); Nov. 14 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.; and Nov. 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. all at the Sloss House. No acting experience is necessary, and all people who lead their lives as womxn may audition. Scripts are available in advance at the Sloss House. Proceeds from the performances will be donated to the Ames shelter ACCESS and the National V-Day Spotlight Campaign.

Art Walk: A Luminous Sight

Nov 14, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Marston Hall, east entrance

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join University Museums as we examine the affect light has on art, because as Leonardo da Vinci said "Of the original phenomena, light is the most enthralling." Meet inside the east entrance of Marston Hall.

Putting Your Research on the Map with ArcGIS Story Maps

Nov 14, 2018

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Parks Library

free

University Library Training, development

In this workshop you will learn how to create interactive map-based exhibits using ArcGIS Story Maps from GIS software giant ESRI. Story Maps https://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/ is an open source online exhibit creation tool created by and based around the ESRI ArcGIS platform. Let us know if you need accommodation. Preregistration required at Learn@ISU.

Build Your Canvas Course - Assignments and Quizzes

Nov 14, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This one and a half hour interactive, hands-on workshop is open to all Iowa State University instructors and instructional designers to explore assignment and assessment options in Canvas.

Veterans Center Community Supper

Nov 14, 2018

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Academic calendar Meetings, receptions Student activities

The Iowa State community is invited to enjoy a free dinner in honor of those who serve and sacrifice. The public event brings together students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members in honor of the service and sacrifice of veterans and their family members.

How a Center of Innovation Can Impact the University and Community

Nov 14, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Allen D. Kunkel is associate vice president for economic development and director of the Jordan Valley Innovation Center at Missouri State University, where he is responsible for guiding the center in its mission of supporting businesses concentrating on advanced technology, biotechnology, life sciences and nanotechnology research and development.

The Precipitous Decline of Cairo, Illinois: Enamels and Photography

Nov 14, 2018

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

Enamel artist Sarah Perkins will give a short slide lecture about her personal work, which is primarily enameled bowls and containers, and photographer Gwen Walstrand will present her projects, which include narrative approaches to landscape and typological portraits of adolescents. The two will also discuss their collaborative exhibition highlighting the decline of Cairo, Illinois, on display at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames.

Performance: ISU Jazz Ensemble I

Nov 14, 2018

7:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5

Music Department Arts, performances

James Bovinette is the director of the Jazz 1 ensemble.

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe

Nov 14, 2018

9:00 PM

M-Shop

$1

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival is Iowa State University's student comedy, improv group. Holding shows on some Wednesday nights, you can come and laugh to your hearts content at the Mojos, and with the Mojos.

Thursday, 15 Nov 2018

Build Your Canvas Course - Grading and Student Data in Canvas

Nov 15, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

This one and a half hour interactive, hands-on workshop is open to all Iowa State University instructors and instructional designers to explore the Gradebook and discover student data available in a Canvas course.

Caterpillar Club

Nov 15, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

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

Research workshop: Export Controls - CNDE Session

Nov 15, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Applied Sciences Complex II, Room 257

Research Office Training, development

This session will teach you about physical & IT security measures for export control plans, and introduces you to the concept of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). You'll learn how to implement security measures for your research data and interests, and gain a better understanding of why these security measures are necessary.

Getting Started with Arduino, Raspberry PI and Makey Makey

Nov 15, 2018

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Parks Library

free

University Library Training, development

An introduction to the basics, pros, and cons of Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Makey Makey, three microcontrollers which allow interactions between computers and the physical world. Let us know if you need accommodation. Preregistration required at Learn@ISU.

Vagina Monologue Auditions

Nov 15, 2018

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Sloss House

free

Dean of Students Office Arts, performances

Auditions for February 14-15, 2019 performances of The Vagina Monologues will be held Nov. 11 (3-4:30 p.m.); Nov. 14 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.; and Nov. 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. all at the Sloss House. No acting experience is necessary, and all people who lead their lives as womxn may audition. Scripts are available in advance at the Sloss House. Proceeds from the performances will be donated to the Ames shelter ACCESS and the National V-Day Spotlight Campaign.

Crafty Cocktail Night: Test Tube Nature Pendants

Nov 15, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join us at the Gardens after hours for a creative project while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting!

Cyclone Cinema: Mama Mia!

Nov 15, 2018

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Student activities

The Student Union Board presents Cyclone Cinema! Concessions such as popcorn, candy and pop are available for sale.

Lecture: Iowa State and The Great War

Nov 15, 2018

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of World War I, Douglas Biggs, a native of Ames and a graduate of Iowa State University, will discuss the impact of The Great War for Iowa State and its returning veterans.