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2020
Jan. 21
The Nobel Laureates' Campaign to Support GMOs: 7-8 p.m., Great Hall, Memorial Union - Attend this lecture to hear from English biochemist Richard Roberts. He, along with Phillip Allen Sharp, won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1993. He is now one of 129 Nobel Laureates convincing the public to support the use of GMOs. More».

For more information, contact Lectures Program at 515-294-9934 or lectures@iastate.edu.


Jan. 23
MLK Jr. Legacy Series: The Convocation, "How to Be an Antiracist": 7-8 p.m., Great Hall, Memorial Union - Join us for our celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Legacy Convocation. This year, the series keynote will feature Ibram X. Kendi, the author of the best-selling books: "How to Be an Antiracist" and "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America." He is one of America's foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. More».

For more information, contact Lectures Program at 515-294-9934 or lectures@iastate.edu.


Jan. 24
Deadline to submit a request to be a presenter at ISU Research Day 2020: online - All attendees interested in presenting a Research Day poster showcasing their research interests and project results are encouraged to. More».

For more information, contact Sarah Carlson at 515-294-0211 or scarlson@iastate.edu.


5th Annual ISU 4U Promise Mini-Conference: 8 a.m.-noon, online - Join us for the 5th annual ISU 4U Promise Mini-Conference in the Pioneer Room at the Memorial Union. The purpose of this event is to share about new and ongoing projects connected with the ISU 4U Promise, and to hear perspectives from people connected to the program at Moulton and King, in the communities, with the Community Alliance, and at Iowa State. Register by noon on Jan 21. More».

For more information, contact Shari Miller in the School of Education at 515-294-4144 or smiller3@iastate.edu.


Diversity, Equity, and Community Committee Spring 2020 Brown Bag Series: Mentoring Women of Color in Graduate School: noon -1:30 p.m., LeBaron 1009 Conference room - Tera Jordan, associate professor in HDFS, Leslie Winters, graduate student in HDFS, and Maria Alcivar, graduate student in HDFS, lecture on the challenges and opportunities in mentoring women of color in graduate school. This lecture will include contextual concerns on a campus like ISU and the rigors of graduate study, with emphasis on ways to cultivate the faculty-graduate student relationship to promote student success.

For more information, contact Kelly L. Reddy-Best at klrb@iastate.edu.


Jan. 28
Leading a CHS Study Abroad Program Information Session: 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1009 LeBaron - This session is designed for faculty members who are interested in leading a new study abroad program and haven't worked with the CHS International Programs Office before. Topics will include an overview of international education at ISU, services and support provided by the office, study abroad program characteristics and models, responsibilities of faculty program directors, and how to propose your program idea. We work approximately one year in advance, so this session is ideal for faculty members considering leading a program at Spring Break 2021 or Summer 2021, but you are welcome to attend if you are considering a later term. If this session does not work in your schedule, please email Erin French at efrench@iastate.edu to set up an individual meeting.

For more information, contact Erin French International Programs at 515-294-7153 or efrench@iastate.edu.


Jan. 30
Lecture: Nolan Cabrera on critical approaches to understanding whiteness, part of the Dean Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair lecture series: 7-8 p.m., Great Hall, Memorial Union - Come hear from Nolan Cabrera, Ph.D., to see how he explores the historical development of whiteness, and shows how white advantage developed through systemic racism to which white people were socially inoculated. This lecture links the history of racial oppression to contemporary times, and helps work through some of the pitfalls of "privilege" such as, "[H]ow can white kids from Appalachia be 'privileged'?" This lecture is part of the Dean Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair series hosted by the College of Human Sciences and the Committee on Lectures funded by the Student Government. More».

For more information, contact Rosemary Perez in the School of Education at 515-294-4447 or rjperez@iastate.edu.


Jan. 31
Diversity, Equity, and Community Committee Spring 2020 Brown Bag Series: American Sign Language - Breaking Through Barriers of Language and Culture: noon -1:30 p.m., 1009 LeBaron Conference Room - Dina Toulan, lecturer in World Languages and Cultures, gives a presentation about the history of American Sign Language and the challenges that still exist for the Deaf community.

For more information, contact Kelly L. Reddy-Best at klrb@iastate.edu.


Feb. 1
Legislative Wake-Up: 8:30-9:30 a.m., Room 3512, Memorial Union - Students, faculty, and staff are invited to meet with Ames and Story County's representatives in the Iowa Legislature. You will be able to ask questions about legislation being considered during this session. More».

For more information, contact Lectures Program at 515-294-9934 or lectures@iastate.edu.


Feb. 10
Applications open for CHS scholarships that support unpaid internships or student teaching that occur summer and fall 2020: online - These scholarships are for CHS undergraduate students who enroll in 400-level internships or student teaching experiences that have no other form of compensation. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,000. Larger awards will be considered for students serving in unpaid experiences within the state of Iowa. More».

For more information, contact Laura Kilbride at 515-294-8436 or kilbride@iastate.edu.


Feb. 12
February 12th career fairs: noon -5 p.m., Scheman Building/Hilton Coliseum - All Iowa State students are encouraged to attend the Spring 2020 People to People Career Fair and Business, Industry, and Technology Career Fair. Both fairs occur at the same time. The People to People Career Fair will take place in the Scheman Building, and the Business, Industry, and Technology Career Fair will take place in Hilton Coliseum.

For more information, contact Amanda Schickel at 515-294-0626 or schickel@iastate.edu.


Feb. 14
Diversity, Equity, and Community Committee Spring 2020 Brown Bag Series: The Realities of Human Trafficking - What is it and What You Should Know: noon -1 p.m., 1009 LeBaron Conference Room - Come hear from Alissa Stoehr, assistant professor in women and gender studies and sociology, about what human trafficking is and how it impacts Iowa and Iowa State's students.

For more information, contact Kelly L. Reddy-Best at klrb@iastate.edu.


Feb. 17
Managing Risk in a More Uncertain World: What We Can Learn From Surfers, Studs, and Sex Workers: 7-8 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union - Attend this event to hear from Allison Schrager, an economist, award-winning journalist at Quartz, and author of An Economist Walks into a Brothel. She has spent her career examining how people manage risk in their lives and careers and will discuss five principles for dealing with risk shared by some of the world's most interesting risk takers. More».

For more information, contact Lectures Program at Iowa State University at 515-294-9934 or lectures@iastate.edu.


Feb. 21
Diversity, Equity, and Community Committee Spring 2020 Brown Bag Series: Beyond Disengagement - Understanding Latinx High School Youth's Silence as an Act of Survival: noon -12:50 p.m., 1009 LeBaron Conference Room - This presentation, given by Gabriel Rodriguez, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, considers what Latinx youth attending a predominantly white and well-resourced suburban high school can teach us about the varied ways silence is employed. Rodriguez calls this "silence on a continuum," and advocates shifting focus onto deficit-based structures and discourses to dismantle them.

For more information, contact Kelly L. Reddy-Best at klrb@iastate.edu.


Feb. 25
Advising period for Summer and Fall 2020 registration begins: Iowa State University - Set up your registration appointment with your academic adviser!

For more information, contact your adviser at their office, online, or by phone.


Feb. 26
Lecture: Debbie Reece on indigenous students and decolonizing education, part of the Dean Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair lecture series: 7-8 p.m., Great Hall, Memorial Union - Come hear from Debbie Reese, Ph.D., who will examine depictions of Native peoples in children's books, past and present, and provide suggestions for how to become better in choosing and presenting information about Indigenous peoples to children. The lecture is part of the Dean Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair series hosted by the College of Human Sciences and the Committee on Lectures funded by the Student Government. More».

For more information, contact Rosemary Perez in the School of Education at 515-294-4447 or rjperez@iastate.edu.


Gorge: My 300-Pound Journey Up Kilimanjaro: 8:15-9:15 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union - Hear from Kara Richardson-Whitely on her message of body acceptance; that body love and health at every size are a vital message for everyone. More».

For more information, contact Lectures Program at 515-294-9934 or lectures@iastate.edu.


March 1
College of Human Sciences Ambassadors applications close: online - College of Human Sciences Ambassadors is an exciting volunteer opportunity within CHS. Ambassadors work to present a positive, realistic student view of CHS to prospective students and their families. The applications for this opportunity close today, and applicants will be contacted via email to schedule their interviews. More».

For more information, contact Dawn Risdal at 515-294-7838 or dmrisdal@iastate.edu.


Scholarship application closes for summer and fall 2020 study abroad programs: 11:59 p.m., online - The scholarship application for summer and fall 2020 study abroad programs closes today. Your application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later than tonight at 11:59 p.m. for both summer and fall semesters. No late applications will be accepted. More».

For more information, contact CHS International Programs at 515-294-1010 or chsintl@iastate.edu.


March 4
Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Pre-Conference on Race and Ethnicity: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Memorial Union Great Hall - This pre-conference is open to faculty and staff only. Registration will be on the north side of the Great Hall. More».

For more information, contact ISCORE at 515-294-8731 or iscore@iastate.edu.


March 6
ISCORE Conference: Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity: Memorial Union - The Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is a comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity at Iowa State University and beyond. The local conference is designed to model the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE). More».

For more information, contact Jowelle Mitchell at Iowa State University at 515-294-8731 or jowelle@iastate.edu.


March 7
Midterms post: online - Midterms post this weekend. Review them on A+ and contact your adviser with questions.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@iastate.edu.


March 9
Second half semester classes begin: Iowa State University - Classes taken during the second half of the semester begin today.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@iastate.edu.


March 16-20
Spring break: Iowa State University - Classes are recessed. University offices are open but may be operating with adjusted hours.

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@iastate.edu.


March 24
ISU Research Day 2020: 7-8 p.m., 127 Curtiss Hall - Iowa State University's annual Research Day event will kick off a day early to welcome science comedian Brian Malow as keynote speaker. Malow specializes in the intersection between knowledge and entertainment. During his Research Day keynote speech, he will deliver advice to help Iowa State researchers communicate better, with topics including stage presence, connecting with audiences, using analogies, and abusing PowerPoint. More».

For more information, contact Sarah Carlson at 515-294-0211 or scarlson@iastate.edu.


March 25
Big 12 Virtual Career Fair: in cyberspace - Building on momentum from the inaugural Big 12 Virtual Career Fair held in 2019, Iowa State University will again join other Big 12 schools to offer a similar career fair in 2020. More details will be posted here as they become available.

For more information, contact Amanda Schickel, recruiting and career coordinator in Career Services in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-0626 or schickel@iastate.edu.


ISU Research Day 2020: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Memorial Union - Hear stories from your colleagues about their personal experiences in research and scholarship, and network across different disciplines to explore new collaborations and ideas for society-impacting research initiatives. Discover campus research resources available to university faculty, staff, and students, and view visual representations of your colleagues' work in various forms. The registration deadline for presenting a research poster or lightning talk at Iowa State University Research Day 2020 is Jan. 24. More».

For more information, contact Sarah Carlson at 515-294-0211 or scarlson@iastate.edu.


March 27
Last day to add/drop full-semester courses or withdraw without extenuating circumstances: Your adviser's office - Today's the last day! Contact your adviser if you'd like to drop a full-semester class this spring.

For more information, contact your academic adviser at their office, online, or by phone.


Diversity, Equity, and Community Committee Spring 2020 Brown Bag Series: Step Up - Taking an active role in making Iowa State a welcoming and inclusive campus: noon -12:50 p.m., LeBaron 1009 Conference room - Come hear from Diana Sloan, program director for Hispanic and Latino Affairs, about what you can say and do when witnessing incidents of racism, sexism, or homophobia, whether it is aimed at you or not, and why you should.

For more information, contact Kelly L. Reddy-Best at klrb@iastate.edu.


April 7
Culinary Science Club meeting with Chocolate Chip Cookie Bake-Off theme: 5:45 p.m.-12 a.m., 2379 Food Science Building (Culinary Discovery Lab) - Come show off your skills in the Culinary Science Club's chocolate chip cookie bake-off!

For more information, contact Alyssa Edwards in food science and human nutrition at 757-292-3559 or edwards1@iastate.edu.


April 23
College of Human Sciences Dean's Advisory Council meeting: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., ISU Research Park - The members of the Dean's Advisory Council will meet to discuss the College of Human Sciences.

For more information, contact Dynette Mosher in administration at 515-294-2820 or dmosher@iastate.edu.


April 24
Diversity, Equity, and Community Committee Spring 2020 Brown Bag Series: Power-Conscious Approaches to Supporting Student Activists: noon -1 p.m., 1009 LeBaron Conference Room - Hear from TJ Stewart, assistant professor in the School of Education, on identity-based student activism on college campuses including: the histories and legacies of campus activism in higher education, activism versus resistance, and approaches to student activist support.

For more information, contact Kelly L. Reddy-Best at klrb@iastate.edu.


April 27
Application deadline for CHS scholarships that support unpaid internships or student teaching that occur during the summer of 2020: 11:59 p.m., online - These scholarships are for CHS undergraduate students who enroll in 400-level internships or student teaching experiences that have no other form of compensation. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,000. Larger awards will be considered for students serving in unpaid experiences within the state of Iowa. More».

For more information, contact Laura Kilbride at 515-294-8436 or kilbride@iastate.edu.


May 14
Grade reports available on Access Plus: AccessPlus - You can now view your grades on Access Plus!

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@iastate.edu.


May 28-30
NCORE: National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: New York City - NCORE is designed to provide a significant forum for discussion, critical dialogue, and exchange of information as institutions search for effective strategies to enhance access, social development, education, positive communication, and cross-cultural understanding in culturally diverse settings. Presenters from across the United States share their knowledge, expertise, and experiences from across all aspects of higher education. More».

For more information, contact NCORE staff at Iowa State University at 405-325-3694 or ncore@ou.edu.


June 1
Deadline to apply for the Ethel L. Whitney Opportunity Scholarship for non-traditional students: 5 p.m., online - The deadline to apply for this scholarship is today. To be eligible for this opportunity, you must be currently an undergraduate or an entering undergraduate student at Iowa State, have a declared major in the College of Human Sciences, have been 22 years of age or older when first enrolled at Iowa State or another institution. More».

For more information, contact Darlene Fratzke at 515-294-0865 or oppscholarship@iastate.edu.


Aug. 2
Application deadline for CHS scholarships that support unpaid internships or student teaching that occur during the fall of 2020: 11:59 p.m., online - These scholarships are for CHS undergraduate students who enroll in 400-level internships or student teaching experiences that have no other form of compensation. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,000. Larger awards will be considered for students serving in unpaid experiences within the state of Iowa. More».

For more information, contact Laura Kilbride at 515-294-8436 or kilbride@iastate.edu.



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