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Thursday, 10 Oct 2019

Managing for agricultural system resilience within different climate contexts

Oct 10, 2019

4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

2050 Agronomy Hall

Free

Agronomy Department

by Meagan Schipanski, Colorado State University, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Performance: Climate Change Theatre Action

Oct 10, 2019

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Parks Library lawn

Donations accepted

Theatre Arts, performances Live Green

"Climate Change Theatre Action: Lighting the Way," a series of short plays written by international playwrights to support the UN Climate Change Conference. These stories bring science to life and encourage us to work toward a sustainable future together. ISU's CCTA focuses on sharing knowledge, discovering hope and creating community as the best ways to face growing environmental crises.

Documentary: A Meditation on Puerto Rico's Political Status

Oct 10, 2019

6:00 PM

198 Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Diversity

"The Last Colony: A Meditation on Puerto Rico's Political Status," an in-depth exploration of Puerto Rico's political status and its unique relationship to the United States. Jose Rosa, professor of marketing, will lead a Q&A after the screening.

Knitting Class

Oct 10, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $37, Public $47

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Sara Cady A beginning class to learn the basics of knitting: cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off, rib stitch, increase and decrease techniques, gauge swatching, and picking up dropped stitches. Practice outside of class to get muscle memory going, and you will walk away knowing how to read knitting patterns and have a new addiction to the yarn aisle. Open to ages 18+. Yarn will be provided but bring a pair of #7 or #8 single-point needles.

Cyclone Cinema: Toy Story 4

Oct 10, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver 101

free

Memorial Union programs Student activities

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the crew embark on a road trip that turns into an unexpected reunion.

Lecture: Gender and Communication on the Campaign Trail

Oct 10, 2019

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Diversity Lectures

Kelly Winfrey, an assistant professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, will discuss the unique challenges women candidates face and the communication strategies they use in their efforts to win over voters. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Series.

Magic City Hippies w/ LUTHI

Oct 10, 2019

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$12 / $16 (w/ $2 DOS increase)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

This indie funk trio has international reach and sold out tour dates around the country. Their unique blend of breezy pop and party funk offer an unforgettable live experience. Nashville-based funk band LUTHI will support the show.

Friday, 11 Oct 2019

Cyclone Family Weekend

Oct 11, 2019

All day

Various

Dean of Students Office

Cyclone Family Weekend is an annual campus-wide event run by student leaders. The weekend is filled with opportunities for families to spend time with their students, learn about Iowa State, and see our beautiful campus. Each year, the activities and opportunities change but often include ticketed and free performances, tours of campus facilities, and fun activities. Registration is preferred.

Brown Bag Series: American Sign Language

Oct 11, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

World Languages and Cultures Department Diversity Meetings, receptions

"Brown Bag American Sign Language: Deaf Culture and Language," training for employees and community members interested in learning basic signs and more about deaf culture. You do not need to attend every session in order to learn from this series. Bring your lunch and an open mind for this interactive course.

Seminar, ISU Online Learning Community (ISU-OLC)

Oct 11, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Training, development

The purpose of the ISU-OLC is to share campus best practices to improve online teaching and learning; see how others are using ISU's Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas to create innovative learning experiences, inform the campus about existing & new web-based instructional technologies, participate in new technology testing and evaluation; as well as, to leverage LMS expertise, experience and training resources across campus.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Color Me!

Oct 11, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $4 studio fee + cost of bisque, Public $5 studio fee + cost of bisque

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Just like a coloring book, these pieces have line drawings ready for filling in and they are super-cute! Llamas, sloths, unicorns and more on mugs and plates. We will show you the basics of painting your piece and fire it within a week. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select. Drop off but give yourself an hour.

CANCELED: Family Overnight

Oct 11, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

$16-$30

Reiman Gardens

This event has been canceled.

Cyclone Cinema: Toy Story 4

Oct 11, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver 101

free

Memorial Union programs Student activities

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the crew embark on a road trip that turns into an unexpected reunion.

Iowa Songwriters Showcase

Oct 11, 2019

7:00 PM

Goldfinch Room, Stephens Auditorium

$25-$40

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

The October showcase features folk artist Mississippi Jake and multi-instrumentalist Buz Owen.

Concert: ISU Symphony Orchestra

Oct 11, 2019

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5

Music Department Arts, performances

The Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra is a premiere ensemble of the Department of Music and Theatre. Tickets available at the door or in the Music Hall office.

Whitacre

Oct 11, 2019

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$8 / $10 (w/ $2 DOS increase)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Whitacre is a group blurring the lines of folk, indie rock and bluegrass music. Their brand of folk-rock combines thought-provoking lyrics and high-energy live performances that led to tours with Family and Friends, Wilderado, and Wild Rivers.

Saturday, 12 Oct 2019

Cyclone Family Weekend

Oct 12, 2019

All day

Various

Dean of Students Office

Cyclone Family Weekend is an annual campus-wide event run by student leaders. The weekend is filled with opportunities for families to spend time with their students, learn about Iowa State, and see our beautiful campus. Each year, the activities and opportunities change but often include ticketed and free performances, tours of campus facilities, and fun activities. Registration is preferred.

Bonsai Show

Oct 12, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

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Reiman Gardens

October 12, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and October 13, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please join us at Reiman Gardens for the annual bonsai exhibit in conjunction with the Iowa Bonsai Association.

Serendipity Dyeing: Making Magic with Flowers, Leaves, and Berries

Oct 12, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Reiman Gardens

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Reiman Gardens

Join expert Maggie Howe of Prairieland Herbs to explore a dye experience like no other. Create a one-of-a-kind silk scarf as well as beautiful cotton fabric using a huge variety of easy-to-obtain dyestuffs: fresh garden flowers, herbs, leaves, and a variety of everyday items, such as copper pennies, spent teabags, berries, kitchen spices, and much more.

Family Weekend Open House

Oct 12, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Free

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

The Workspace welcomes families of our Iowa Staters! Drop in to see our creative spaces and stay for free crafts. Sign up for door prizes and be sure to visit again when you are in town.

Volleyball vs. Texas Tech

Oct 12, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hilton Coliseum

$5

Athletics Athletics

Iowa State Volleyball vs. Texas Tech

Cyclone Cinema: Toy Story 4

Oct 12, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver 101

free

Memorial Union programs Student activities

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the crew embark on a road trip that turns into an unexpected reunion.

Sunday, 13 Oct 2019

Cyclone Family Weekend

Oct 13, 2019

All day

Various

Dean of Students Office

Cyclone Family Weekend is an annual campus-wide event run by student leaders. The weekend is filled with opportunities for families to spend time with their students, learn about Iowa State, and see our beautiful campus. Each year, the activities and opportunities change but often include ticketed and free performances, tours of campus facilities, and fun activities. Registration is preferred.

Artist Talk: Jennifer Steinkamp

Oct 13, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

University Museums Arts, performances

Join artist Jennifer Steinkamp as she discusses her installations in the newly renovated Brunnier Art Museum and her artistic practice.

Performance: Climate Change Theatre Action

Oct 13, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Ames Public Library

Donations accepted

Theatre Arts, performances Live Green

"Climate Change Theatre Action: Lighting the Way," a series of short plays written by international playwrights to support the UN Climate Change Conference. These stories bring science to life and encourage us to work toward a sustainable future together. ISU's CCTA focuses on sharing knowledge, discovering hope and creating community as the best ways to face growing environmental crises.

Collage of Choirs

Oct 13, 2019

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$10 / $5 Tickets available at the CY Stephens box office or online www.center.iastate.edu

Music Department Arts, performances

All the choirs perform, Iowa State Singers, ISU Statesmen, Cantamus Women's Choir, Lyrica Women's Choir

Argentine Tango Lessons

Oct 13, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU - five lessons for $35/Public - five lessons for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Valerie Williams 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 different partners for practice. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Film and discussion: Seeds! Diversity of Wonder

Oct 13, 2019

6:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures Live Green

Biologist Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, and the award-winning author of "The Triumph of Seeds." He is featured in the new six-part documentary "Seeds: Diversity of Wonder," produced by the Iowa State University Seed Science Center. Following the film, Hanson will discuss his research and writing on the natural and human history of seeds.

Lecture: Rethinking the Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in American Cities

Oct 13, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

College of Design Diversity Lectures

Planning and development specialist Brian Hurd, the technical assistance program manager for Rise Community Development in St. Louis, will talk about building equity and sustainability in communities in a public keynote lecture following an invitation-only design charrette to examine regenerative and inclusive housing solutions for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Hurd holds a master of community and regional planning from ISU.