Reiman Gardens relies on volunteers in October
The Reiman Gardens staff seeks volunteers for several seasonal needs:
- Pumpkin stenciling and carving, mornings and afternoons Oct. 4-6, 8, 11-13, 18-20
- Spirits in the Gardens, entrance greeters and candy distributors, evenings Oct. 13-15, 20-22
- Prepping gardens for winter, mornings and afternoons Oct. 16-20
- Assembling winter wonderscape, mornings and afternoons, Oct. 30-Nov. 10
Stadium concert tickets on sale Sept. 22
Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 for the May 25 concert in Jack Trice Stadium by country music icon George Strait and eight-time Grammy Award winner Chris Stapleton. Joining them for their nine-stadium tour is the Grammy Award-winning band Little Big Town. Purchase tickets via Ticketmaster. Tickets will not be sold at the Stephens Auditorium ticket office.
Dance Marathon hosts pancake breakfast on Oct. 1
Dance Marathon at Iowa State will host its second annual "Stacks for Stead" pancake breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 1 (9 a.m.-noon, south campanile lawn on central campus). The public is invited. Tickets ($12; children and ISU faculty, staff and students $10) may be purchased at the door or on the student organization marketplace; proceeds benefit the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Enjoy unlimited pancakes and live music, and hear the stories of families served at the children's hospital. Now in its 27th year, Dance Marathon at Iowa State has raised more than $5 million for the University of Iowa children's hospital, including $164,398 during the 2022-23 academic year.
Students asked to complete survey on health behaviors, perceptions
Iowa State is partnering with the University of Michigan and the American College Health Association to administer two surveys on ISU student health behaviors, attitudes and perceptions. The surveys launch on Sept. 21, with an Oct. 13 deadline to complete. The surveys will be sent to random samples of ISU students (no student will receive both surveys). The data will be used for strategic university initiatives, including a needs assessment related to Iowa State's participation in the JED Foundation's campus program to enhance student mental health. All students who complete a survey will receive a free ice cream scoop from the ISU Creamery.
CALS study abroad fair is Sept. 26
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' (CALS) 2023 Study Abroad Fair will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26 (3-5 p.m., central campus). ISU students from all colleges can talk with program coordinators, study abroad representatives and past program attendees to learn more about domestic and international travel opportunities through CALS. Not able to attend the fair? Stop by 0018 Curtiss Hall soon.
Spirits in the Gardens tickets are on sale
Purchase tickets for Reiman Gardens' annual "Spirits in the Gardens" Halloween event Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 21-22 (5-9 p.m. nightly), or for a jack-o'-lanterns only preview on Fridays, Oct. 13 or 20 (6-9 p.m.). Tickets are $15 (members and ISU students $13) and $7 for youth and free for youth under two years. Tickets are stamped with a date and time entry. Enjoy a thousand carved and stenciled jack-o'-lanterns, holograms, glowing orbs and candy stations.
Children in grades K-3 invited to learn about 4-H Kids Club
A kickoff for the 4-H Campus Clover Kids Club will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1 (3-4 p.m., Extension 4-H Youth Building, 1259 Stange Rd.). Children in kindergarten through third grade and their families are welcome to learn more about joining the campus-based 4-H Clover Kids Club. Questions? Contact Cayla Taylor, 4-H senior program manager.
Deal lecture focuses on importance of innovation in agriculture
Animal science alumnus Al Tank, ag and food entrepreneur and consultant based in Bethesda, Maryland, will present the 2023 William K. Deal Leadership Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 27 (5:30 p.m., Dolezal Auditorium, 0127 Curtiss). "Innovating Ag Innovation" is free and open to the public. The annual lecture is organized by the department of agricultural education and studies.
Culinary club offers coffee and scones workshop
Members of the Culinary Science Club will host "Coffee and Scones 101" on Saturday, Oct. 14 (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2379 Food Sciences Building). The workshop will offer coffee demonstrations (including cold brew and pour over methods) and tastings by staff of the Roasterie Coffee Company (served in campus cafes) and a scone-making demonstration. There will be samples of both to enjoy. Space is limited to 40 participants; registration costs $30.
Staff will return to environmental health/safety building on Oct. 1
Environmental health and safety (EH&S) staff who temporarily relocated in late April due to an interior renovation at the Environmental Health & Safety Services Building will return to their building on Oct. 1. Until the renovation is complete, in-person EH&S training courses still may be hosted in other meeting rooms on campus, so employees and students are encouraged to pay attention to the building and room information for the courses they attend.