Save the date and a few recommendations

A program and reception honoring the 2021 recipients of university faculty and staff awards returns to the fall calendar this year after a brief hiatus due to COVID-19. Save the date on your calendar: Monday, Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. And while it's open, here's a smattering of other Iowa State community events to consider penciling in this semester:

Sept. 9, Taping of the weekly TV program, "U.S. Farm Report" (11 a.m., west steps of Curtiss Hall)

Sept. 11, Field of Flags memorial, honoring the victims of 9/11 terrorist attacks (7 a.m.-7 p.m., southeast recreation fields)

Sept. 17-19, Family Weekend, dean of students office

Sept. 22, Open house, SHOP food pantry

Sept. 27, Lecture, "Latinx in the USA: Music as a Cultural History," Catalina Maria Johnson

Sept. 28, Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture, "Be the Glue: The Business of Being a Family in a Family Business," Chris Cornelius

Sept. 30, Dedication of the Student Innovation Center, Zoom attendance open to the public (password Iowa State)

Sept. 30, Lecture, "The Improvisor's Mindset: How to Stay Present, Adapt and Thrive," Dion Flynn

Oct. 8, The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute

Oct. 9, Graduation ceremony for 2020 and spring 2021 graduates

Oct. 9, Bacon Expo

Oct. 12-13, Iowa State Conference on Civility and Deliberative Democracy, theme: U.S. energy choices, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics

Oct. 20, Art walk: Abstraction in public art, university museums

Oct. 17-23, Homecoming Week, ISU Alumni Association

Oct. 25, University Awards Ceremony

Nov. 5, Band Extravaganza, Cyclone Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz One

Nov. 10, Country music concert, Levi Hummon and Roman Alexander, MU Maintenance Shop

Nov. 11, Tribute to Sousa, Wind Ensemble

Nov. 12-14, Performance, "Street Scene," ISU Theatre, Opera Studio and Symphony Orchestra

Dec. 5, Holiday Festival Concert, Iowa State Singers, Cantamus, Iowa Statesmen, Lyrica and the Symphony Orchestra

Dec. 17-18, Graduation weekend