ISU Creamery hosts butter-making workshop

Student employees of the ISU Creamery will lead a Holiday Butter workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 12 (5:30-7 p.m., 2379 Food Sciences Building). Registration is $30. Participants will make -- and take -- butter from scratch, flavored to their liking. Register online.

Tearoom offers cook-at-home foods this month

The Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom is offering takeout options in December for 3-inch cherry pies ($3), handmade rolls ($4/dozen) and ham balls ($12/6 or $24/12). All items are prebaked with instructions on how to finish the items at home. Orders will be accepted Dec. 4-7 or until items are sold out. Orders can be placed in person (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) at the back entrance to the tearoom (23 MacKay), or by emailing Pick-up instructions will be shared after the order is placed.

Catt Center shares honorees for its 2024 'Impact' calendar

Congratulations to the 12 women leaders selected for the Catt Center's 2024 "Women Impacting ISU" calendar. The group includes two students, five professional staff and five faculty. They'll be honored and the calendar will be shared during a ceremony and reception on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 (3:30- 5 p.m., MU Sun Room). The women were selected from among 42 nominees for their impacts in service, teaching, research, administration, scholarship and involvement in campus activities, depending on each honoree's role on campus.

Employee volunteers needed for SHOP during final exams, winter break

Student health and wellness seeks staff and faculty volunteers for hour-increment shifts in the SHOP food pantry over the winter break, as well as prep and finals weeks, to keep the pantry open for student use. A sign-up schedule lists open shifts; click on the arrow next to the month/date to advance through the months and view all available shifts.

Cyclones host Hawkeyes three times next week

The Iowa State women (Dec. 6, 6 p.m.) and men (Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m.) host the Iowa basketball teams at Hilton Coliseum. Both games sold out in advance, but the women’s game will be televised on ESPN2 and the men's on ESPNU. The swimming and diving team closes out the week hosting the Hawkeyes (Dec. 8, 6 p.m.) at the Beyer pool. Admission is free.

Maker Market is Dec. 7 at Innovate 1858 store

The Innovate 1858 student-operated store in the Student Innovation Center will host a Maker Market on Thursday, Dec. 7 (4:30-6:30 p.m., first floor). Shop for Cyclone-made products by students and alumni. Enjoy kids' activities, face painting, crafts and giveaways while you shop.

Newest WorkCyte awareness survey is open through Dec. 11

Are you aware of the WorkCyte Phase II: Student Information and Receivables project? All employees are invited to take the December 2023 awareness assessment to help the project team prepare and deliver the right resources for the phased implementation of Workday Student and Receivables. The 5-10 minute survey opened today (Nov. 28) and closes Monday, Dec. 11. Input from faculty and staff is used to shape training and campus communications on the project.

Ten classrooms reserved for evening study during prep week

Room scheduling will offer 10 general university classrooms for students to use as evening study rooms during prep week, Dec. 4-8 (5:30-11 p.m. daily):

  • Carver 0132, 0196
  • Gilman 1811, 1813
  • Pearson 2158, 3131
  • Physics 0058
  • Ross 0028, 0127
  • Town Engineering 0290

Register for Project LEA/RN workshop in January

Project LEA/RN will host an in-person workshop Jan. 9-10, 2024 (9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 1022 Agronomy) that trains educators to help their students learn the kind of thinking required to solve complex problems. Faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome. Participants will share insights about the brain based on current research, engage in strategies that promote interaction and deep thinking, and apply them to situations in which they facilitate learning -- classes, orientation sessions, extension meetings or other learning situations. This workshop will not directly address the technology involved with remote and online learning. Enrollment is limited to 20. To register or for more information, contact Project LEA/RN director Jan Wiersema, agronomy, (712) 221-1203.

Registration is open for health, well-being symposium

Iowa State's second annual Health and Well-being Symposium will be held Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 (9 a.m.-3 p.m., Memorial Union). It's free for faculty, staff and students, and includes lunch and snacks. Three breakout sessions and keynote speaker Shawnté Elbert will focus on well-being at college campuses. Registration is open; more information about the schedule is online.

Contemporary Issues in Accounting conference is Dec. 15

Registration closes Dec. 8 for the department of accounting's annual Contemporary Issues in Accounting Conference on Friday, Dec. 15 (8 a.m.-4 p.m., Gerdin Business Building). A new format this year features four keynotes from industry leaders and breakout sessions led by accounting faculty or staff. In one of the keynote talks, Peter Orazem, University Professor emeritus of economics, will present "The New Stagflation: Will Labor Shortages Derail the Pandemic Recovery?" Participants can earn up to eight credits of continuing professional education.

Nutcracker Ballet tickets on sale

Tickets for Stephens Auditorium's Nutcracker Ballet are on sale at the Stephens ticket office or online at Ticketmaster. Performances begin at 1 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10, and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Youth and adult dancers from across central Iowa appear in this holiday tradition, and two dance roles are filled annually by professional dancers. Tanya Trombly, a freelance dancer based in New York City, returns as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Chilean Mauricio Vera, also now working from New York, will play her Cavalier.

Nomination window open for student employee and student employee supervisor of the year

The office of student financial aid is accepting nominations through Feb. 1, 2024, for:

  • 2024 Student Employee of the Year. Recognize the outstanding efforts of an hourly undergraduate student employee who is making a difference as leader and innovator in their role.
  • (in partnership with university human resources) 2024 Student Employee Supervisor of the Year. Recognize an exceptional supervisor of hourly student employees for their mentorship and professionalism.

In each link, find more information on award criteria and completing a nomination.

Forestry Club's Christmas tree sale begins Nov. 25

The Forestry Club is holding its annual Christmas tree fundraiser in the Reiman Gardens parking lot. Trees will be for sale Nov. 25-26, Dec. 1-3, 8-10. Hours are Fridays 3-6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The club will sell Korean fir, balsam fir, Canaan fir and white pine trees. Wreaths also will be for sale. Proceeds go toward club activities and student development.

Winter Wonderscape tickets on sale

Tickets are available for Winter Wonderscape, the holiday light show at Reiman Gardens. Time-reserved tickets may be purchased for shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in December, beginning Dec. 1. Tickets ($15 general admission, $13 for members and ISU students, $7 for those 2-12 years) can only be purchased online. Entry times start at 5 p.m. and the show closes at 9 p.m.

Pre-order ISU Winery wines for campus pick-up

For the first time, the Iowa State University Winery is accepting pre-orders on its three wines, for pick-up at the Meat Lab in the north end of Kildee Hall on six Fridays (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) Nov. 10 and 17, and Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22. The cost is $20/bottle -- white, red and rosé -- and payment is at pick-up with cash, check or credit card. You must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID to purchase ISU Winery products. Customers are encouraged to pre-order since the inventory for walk-up sales will be small.

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