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Friday, 05 Apr 2019

Annual conference: Iowa Women in Higher Education

Apr 05, 2019

All day

Reiman Gardens

$125 ($150 with April 4 workshop)

Special Events Training, development

A women's leadership event focused on developing female leaders for higher education. A preconference workshop on negotiation will be held April 4 (2:30-6:30 p.m.). Register online for both.

Public meeting: Plant Sciences Institute advisory board

Apr 05, 2019

8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center

free

Plant Sciences Institute Conferences

The public meeting features presentations by ISU faculty, including: Dan Nettleton (statistics), Lizhi Wang (industrial and manufacturing systems engineering), Dermot Hayes (economics), Trevor Nolan (genetics, development and cell biology), Eddy Yeh (PSI), Baskar Ganapathysubramanian (mechanical engineering), Ludovico Cademartiri (materials science and engineering) and Thomas Lubberstedt (agronomy).

Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly

Apr 05, 2019

10:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4-$5

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends: Worm, Spider and Fly. Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has superpowers, and Spider can't wait to grow up and molt. This production, based on the books Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly, by Doreen Cronin, promotes eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others.

Friday Research Seminar: Canopy as an Architectural 'Parti'

Apr 05, 2019

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

In her book "The Framing of Sacred Space: The Canopy and the Byzantine Church," Jelena Bogdanovic, associate professor of architecture, provides an innovative interpretation of the relationships between the canopy and the design of the Byzantine church. She will discuss the canopy as an architectural "parti" -- a guiding idea for design -- that generated unique experiences of being in space. Part of the IDRO Friday Research Seminar Series.

Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly

Apr 05, 2019

12:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$4-$5

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends: Worm, Spider and Fly. Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has superpowers, and Spider can't wait to grow up and molt. This production, based on the books Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly, by Doreen Cronin, promotes eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others.

Lecture: Anecdotes in Applied Machine Learning

Apr 05, 2019

4:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

Brian McClendon, a former vice president at Google, will discuss how machine learning has become a bigger and more important factor in nearly every business and share examples of potential applications in the future. ISU Innovation Prize Weekend.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Unicorns vs Dinosaurs

Apr 05, 2019

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

Incorporate a terrestrial vertebrate or mythical creature into your design, or paint one of our figurines.

Speaker Tour: We Can End AIDS

Apr 05, 2019

4:00 PM

Pioneer Room

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

The Student Global AIDS Campaign is on tour on campuses across the U.S. to bring the message that we can stop AIDS. Recent news of a second person cured of HIV has brought renewed attention to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Four speakers, from the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, the U.S. and South Africa, will talk about how HIV and AIDS have impacted their personal lives, and why people should support the prevention of HIV.

Closing Reception: Time, Action, Wear, Memory

Apr 05, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

181 Design

free

College of Design Meetings, receptions

Closing reception for the MFA thesis exhibition of prints by integrated visual arts graduate student Andrew Zandt that explore the relationship between the human body and surface through the lens of skin and clothing.

Spring into Arts Festival

Apr 05, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

free

College of Design Special events

The Community-Engaged Arts Management class taught by Jennifer Drinkwater, assistant professor of art and visual culture, will host this celebration of spring festivals. The family-friendly event will feature interactive art and craft projects, including make-your-own May Day treat baskets, a community-crafted flower wall and a collaborative outdoor Holi piece.

Cyclone Cinema: Holmes & Watson

Apr 05, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Holmes & Watson is a PG-13 mystery/crime movie rated 1 stars. Will Ferrell and John Reilly star as Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson who join forces to investigate a mysterious murder at Buckingham Palace. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

Performance: Godspell

Apr 05, 2019

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$16-$25

Theatre Arts, performances

Using a variety of storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing, a diverse group of citizens perform parables from the Book of Matthew, and inspiring and entertaining songs ranging from pop to vaudeville. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Godspell spreads messages of empathy, compassion and love.

ISU AfterDark: Brian Imbus

Apr 05, 2019

9:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Brian Imbus is an award winning entertainer that has become one of the most requested Hypnotists in the United States. He has performed for thousands of Colleges, Professional Organizations, and High Profile Events for over 20 years. Brian's show is continuously evolving as he uses his ability to innovate routines that are original and unique to a variety of audiences.

ISU AfterDark: Josh Peck

Apr 05, 2019

11:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Josh Peck is most recognized for his role in the Nickelodean show Drake and Josh.

Saturday, 06 Apr 2019

Stash The Trash

Apr 06, 2019

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

free

Live Green Live Green

Stash the Trash is a volunteer effort that brings students and community members together to help clean up the Ames community and assist homeowners with yard work. The event is organized by the ISU Student Activities Center and the Volunteer Center of Story County. Volunteers can choose to work alone, with a group of people, or with an organization. Sign up online at https://vcstory.galaxydigital.com/aem/general/event/?doc_id=5439

Animal Learning Day

Apr 06, 2019

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hansen Ag Learning Center

free

Student Organizations

Learn about animal agriculture with hands-on activities, live animals, Taste of Iowa sampling, displays, demonstrations and more.

Student Conference: Transforming Gender and Society

Apr 06, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Women's and Gender Studies Program Conferences Diversity

Presentations will include original research, creative work, pedagogy, activism and thematic pieces. Speakers are Martino Harmon, senior vice president for student affairs, and Katy Jaekel, Assistant Professor, department of counseling, adult and higher education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Natural Skincare with Botanicals

Apr 06, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Reiman Gardens

$40-$60

Reiman Gardens

Learn how to use plants and flowers along with infused oils to create natural skin care products. We'll talk about lip balms, body butters, scrubs and more.

Softball

Apr 06, 2019

1:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Georgia Tech. Check athletics website for schedule changes due to weather.

Workshop: Morel mushroom certification

Apr 06, 2019

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1302 Advanced Teaching and Research Building

$50

ISU Extension and Outreach Training, development

To legally sell morel mushrooms in Iowa, sellers must complete a certification workshop that covers identifying morels and false morels. People can be poisoned by eating mushrooms that are misidentified as morels. By the end of the workshops, participants will recognize true morels from false morels. Register online.

Softball

Apr 06, 2019

3:30 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Georgia Tech. Check athletics website for schedule changes due to weather.

Cyclone Cinema: Holmes & Watson

Apr 06, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Holmes & Watson is a PG-13 mystery/crime movie rated 1 stars. Will Ferrell and John Reilly star as Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson who join forces to investigate a mysterious murder at Buckingham Palace. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

Performance: Godspell

Apr 06, 2019

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$16-$25

Theatre Arts, performances

Using a variety of storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing, a diverse group of citizens perform parables from the Book of Matthew, and inspiring and entertaining songs ranging from pop to vaudeville. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Godspell spreads messages of empathy, compassion and love.

The Last Bison w/ Ben Schrag & The Cautionaries

Apr 06, 2019

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$8 / $12 (w/ $2 DOS increase)

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

In the past they have been compared to indie superstars the likes of Mumford & Sons, The Decemberists, and Fleet Foxes. However, their VA project harvested a more dynamic, and anthemic sound from the soil of their folk roots. The addition of electric bass and keyboards to their extensive collection of acoustic instruments gave them a more dynamic, driving sound.

Sunday, 07 Apr 2019

Softball

Apr 07, 2019

1:00 PM

Cyclone Sports Complex

free

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State vs. Georgia Tech. Check athletics website for schedule changes due to weather.

Performance: Godspell

Apr 07, 2019

2:00 PM

Fisher Theater

$16-$25

Theatre Arts, performances

Using a variety of storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing, a diverse group of citizens perform parables from the Book of Matthew, and inspiring and entertaining songs ranging from pop to vaudeville. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Godspell spreads messages of empathy, compassion and love.

Romance in Victorian Photography

Apr 07, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Farm House Museum, central campus

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Romance in Victorian Photography

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Apr 07, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Cyclone Cinema: Holmes & Watson

Apr 07, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Holmes & Watson is a PG-13 mystery/crime movie rated 1 stars. Will Ferrell and John Reilly star as Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson who join forces to investigate a mysterious murder at Buckingham Palace. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

Monday, 08 Apr 2019

Workshop, Building a Canvas Course that Makes Sense to Your Students (Canvas Track 1)

Apr 08, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

2030 Morrill Hall

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

Learn about the top five strategies to ensure that your Canvas course is navigable and user-friendly! Upon completion, participants will be able to do the following: