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Student Announcements

Appointments available for student landscape sessions on Oct. 6

ISU's Landscape Club will host its 4th Student Design Sessions on Sunday, Oct. 6 (noon-3:30 p.m., Horticulture Hall). Students in the club will consult with homeowners to give design advice and plant recommendations, and draw rough elevation sketches over the top of pictures of the home. The hour-long sessions are $65 by appointment only; email iastatelandscape@gmail.com to schedule a session. Proceeds will support the club's spring break trip to the National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Michigan State University.

Dancing With the Stars tour returns to Stephens

Dancing With the Stars Live will tour this winter, with a stop at Stephens Auditorium scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets, ranging from $59.50 to $79.50 (with other VIP options) will go on sale to the public at noon Monday, Sept. 23, through Ticketmaster.

Two more shows announced for Stephens

Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Sept. 20, for two just-announced performances at Stephens Auditorium. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, including the Stephens ticket office (noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday).

  • Mannheim Steamroller 35th anniversary Christmas tour, Nov. 20 (8 p.m.), $51-$87 plus fees
  • Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live: Neighbor Day tour, March 18, 2020 (6:30 p.m.), $29-$79 plus fees

Focus grants support student creativity; apply by Oct. 1

The Focus committee has issued a call for grant proposals. Student artists, writers and performers can apply for up to $600 for creative projects done outside the classroom. Proposals are due Oct. 1. Focus grants are sponsored by the Memorial Union and funded by Student Government. More information, including application instructions, is online. Past projects include visual art, poetry readings, dance, drama, music, chap books and apparel design.

Call for student art for MU exhibition

The Memorial Union is issuing a call for Iowa State student artwork. Up to three pieces in any media may be submitted for consideration for the 2019 Studies in Creativity Exhibit (Oct. 10-Dec. 8, MU Gallery, reception at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17). Students may submit entries online through Sept. 26 at www.mu.iastate.edu/exhibits. Juror Mary Jones of Indianola, a 2018 Iowa Arts Council fellow, will select approximately 40 pieces for the show. Questions may be emailed to Letitia Kenemer.

Child care scholarships available for student parents

ISU Child Care & Family Services is accepting applications for the Childcare Assistance Program (CAP). This scholarship program is available to both graduate and undergraduate student parents who have out-of-pocket costs for child care services. Eligible student parents may receive up to $750 per semester. Students with the highest financial need receive priority consideration. Eligibility guidelines and application instructions are available on the Child Care & Family Services website. Call 294-3149 or email ccfamily@iastate.edu with questions.

Documentary film series complements U.S. Latino/a program anniversary

As part of its 25-year anniversary observance, the U.S. Latino/a program in the world languages and cultures department is hosting a documentary film festival on Thursday evenings, Sept. 19-Oct. 10 (6 p.m. weekly, 198 Parks Library). After each showing, a faculty member will lead a Q&A session. Admission is free. The scheduled documentaries are:

  • "Abused: The Postville Raid" (2012), Sept. 19
  • "Stolen Education" (2013), Sept. 26
  • "Voices from Mariel" (2011),  Oct. 3
  • "The Last Colony: A Meditation on Puerto Rico's Political Status" (2015), Oct. 10

MU's bridal expo is Sept. 22

The Memorial Union's event planning staff will host the facility's first bridal expo in eight years on Sunday, Sept. 22 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). United at the Union is free and open to the public. Visitors who preregister on EventBrite automatically will be entered to win discounts and prizes. Questions may be directed to wedding and event coordinator Jessica Erickson, 294-0990.

ClubFest postponed to Sept. 13

ClubFest, originally scheduled for Sept. 11 on central campus, has been moved to the Memorial Union Great Hall on Friday, Sept. 13, due to anticipated weather conditions. The event, which showcases many of Iowa State's 900-plus student groups and organizations, runs from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Displays, demonstrations and giveaways will be available for students interested in getting involved on campus.

Bob Dylan will play at Stephens Oct. 23

Tickets for an Oct. 23 concert in Stephens Auditorium by Bob Dylan and his band go on sale at noon Friday, Sept. 13, via Ticketmaster or bobdylan.com. Tickets are $65 or $89.50. Students with a valid I.D. who purchase tickets at the Stephens ticket office can save $25. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Study Abroad Fair is Sept. 19

Learn about interning, studying and volunteering abroad in experiences ranging from one week to one year at the Study Abroad Fair Thursday, Sept. 19 (10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., MU Great Hall). Students can enter their names for a chance to win study-abroad scholarships. In addition, the U.S. Postal Service will take appointments for passport applications and renewals; contact Natalie Welter, 515-251-2360, to schedule your appointment.

Fall deadlines are approaching for national awards

Undergrad and graduate students interested in applying for a competitive national award or scholarship should pay attention to upcoming campus deadlines:

  • Fulbright Scholarship: Sept. 9
  • Goldwater Scholarship: Oct. 21
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program: late October (dates vary by field)
  • Truman Scholarship: Nov. 4
  • Udall Scholarship: Nov. 18

Goldwater, Truman and Udall applicants should complete this application. Students finalizing a personal statement or essay are advised to visit writing consultant Kristin Terrill in ISU's Center for Communication Excellence. Questions about awards or the application process may be directed to Laura Good, assistant director for nationally competitive awards and University Honors program.

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