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What is featured?

Friday, 01 May 2020

Postponed: Of The Deep

May 01, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4 advance/$5 door

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

The production of Of the Deep has been postponed to fall semester 2021. Stay tuned for specific date/time information. Of the Deep is a new play by ISU's own award-winning Amanda Petefish-Schrag featuring puppetry and original music. W hen a young girl discovers a massive whale carcass washed up on the shore of her small, coastal town, she and the town's residents must work together to figure out what happened and how to move forward.

Performance: Of the Deep

May 01, 2020

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$10-$20

Theatre Arts, performances

When the residents of a small coastal village discover a massive whale carcass washed upon their shore, they must confront a series of challenges, both practical and existential. A new play featuring puppetry and original music by Amanda Petefish-Schrag and Ben Schrag.

Saturday, 02 May 2020

CANCELED: Smart Start workshop

May 02, 2020

8:30 AM

1805 Collaboration Place, Suite 1200, Ames

free

Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Conferences Student activities

A "crash course" workshop for anyone who has ever considered starting a business. You will learn various topics such as insurance, intellectual property, business organization, registration and operations. Topics will be presented by local business professionals. Register for one or both sessions.

CANCELED: Rust and Tea Dyeing

May 02, 2020

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Learn to dye silk and cotton fabrics with rust and tea.

CANCELED: Seed Starting Workshop with Autumn Rozario Hall

May 02, 2020

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Join Garden Room Gallery featured artist Autumn Rozario Hall for a unique opportunity to begin your own personal rewilding journey through a seed starting workshop focused on native prairie flowers.

Performance: Of the Deep

May 02, 2020

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$10-$20

Theatre Arts, performances

When the residents of a small coastal village discover a massive whale carcass washed upon their shore, they must confront a series of challenges, both practical and existential. A new play featuring puppetry and original music by Amanda Petefish-Schrag and Ben Schrag.

Sunday, 03 May 2020

CANCELED: Home Gardening Series: Plant Sale Preview - Plan Your Containers

May 03, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Get exclusive access to Plant Sale info to do some planning for summer containers!

Monday, 04 May 2020

Final exams

May 04, 2020

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

Final exams week is May 4-7.

Tuesday, 05 May 2020

Final exams

May 05, 2020

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

Final exams week is May 4-7.

Meeting: Faculty Senate

May 05, 2020

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.

Wednesday, 06 May 2020

Final exams

May 06, 2020

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

Final exams week is May 4-7.

Retirement: Marshall Ruble, May 8

May 06, 2020

4:00 PM

Hansen Ag Student Learning Center parking lot

free

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Meetings, receptions

A drive-by celebration will be held for Marshall Ruble, who is retiring. Ruble is manager of the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center and beef teaching farm manager. A 1978 alum, Ruble has served at ISU since 1979.

Thursday, 07 May 2020

Final exams

May 07, 2020

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

Final exams week is May 4-7.

Meeting: Professional and Scientific Council

May 07, 2020

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

Professional and Scientific Council Meetings, receptions

The P&S Council is a representative body elected by, and responsible to, Professional and Scientific employees at Iowa State University. Meetings are open to the public.

Online: Lavender Graduation

May 07, 2020

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Diversity Special events

Lavender Graduation Ceremony is an Iowa State University tradition that recognizes the academic and personal accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and ally (LGBTQIA+) students. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Friday, 08 May 2020

Final exams

May 08, 2020

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

Final exams week is May 4-7.

ONLINE: Commencement: College of Veterinary Medicine

May 08, 2020

All day

Stephens Auditorium

free

Registrar Academic calendar Special events

Commencement ceremony for graduates of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

CANCELED: Free Admission Today During National Public Gardens Week

May 08, 2020

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Free

Reiman Gardens

We will celebrate National Public Gardens' Week with a FREE ADMISSION day on Friday, May 8. Reiman Gardens is proud to join public gardens across the country to celebrate National Public Gardens Week annually.

CANCELED: Meet-A-Scientist

May 08, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

free

Reiman Gardens

Current science gets up close and personal at this informal drop-in program. Meet up to a dozen local scientists who will share their research and knowledge with you through fun hands-on activities and conversation.

Saturday, 09 May 2020

ONLINE: Undergraduate Commencement

May 09, 2020

10:00 AM

Hilton Coliseum

free

Registrar Academic calendar Special events

Commencement ceremony for undergraduates.

Sunday, 10 May 2020

CANCELED: Mother's Day

May 10, 2020

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Celebrate Mother's Day at Reiman Gardens! We will offer free admission to all mothers on Mother's Day.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Art Walk: New Art on Campus by Catherine Widgery

May 13, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Student Innovation Center, Main Entrance

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Learn about the newest public art installation by multi-media artist Catherine Widgery.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

CANCELED: Nature at Noon - Plant a Row for the Hungry

May 14, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Did you know nearly 1 in 9 Iowans are food insecure and 1 in 6 Iowa children do not have enough to eat?

Saturday, 16 May 2020

CANCELED: Family Nature Hour: Fairy Houses

May 16, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

While not everyone who looks for fairies finds them, everyone will discover the magic of nature while they search.

Sunday, 17 May 2020

CANCELED: Plein Air Painting in the Garden

May 17, 2020

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Students of all skill levels will learn to paint the colors and textures of the Gardens in the French tradition of painting "en plein air," or outside!

Family Sunday: Kimono Demonstration

May 17, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join University Museums' Pohlman Fellow, Sarah Bartlett as she demonstrates how contemporary young women wear a summer kimono and learn the cultural meaning behind fabric choices and decoration styles.

Monday, 18 May 2020

Semester begins

May 18, 2020

All day

Iowa State University

Registrar Academic calendar

First day of classes for summer semester session I.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

CANCELED: Floral Design: Dirty Dozen - Vase Displays

May 19, 2020

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

$

Reiman Gardens

Learn to artistically display a dozen singular flowers with a simple filler and greens for a classy traditional arrangement.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

CANCELED: Behind the Scenes: Nature Connects Installation

May 20, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens Lectures

Nature Connects is back! But how are all those pieces actually packed, shipped, placed, and installed?

Seminar series: Water research field tour

May 20, 2020

3:10 PM - 5:00 PM

1306 Elings Hall

free

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Conferences Meetings, receptions

A field tour of wetlands near Ames, led by William Crumpton, University Professor, ISU ecology, evolution and organismal biology. Transportation will be provided for the tour. Please RSVP to INRC program coordinator Malcolm Robertson.