Proposals sought for conference for gifted middle school students
The early outreach program is looking for faculty, graduate students, staff and student organizations to provide interesting and dynamic 45-minute workshops at its annual Investigation Series, a conference for gifted middle school students to explore new interest areas through hands-on sessions. Sessions are needed on Nov. 12, 14, 19 and 21. More information is available in the online form for submitting a proposal. Proposals are due by Sept. 14. Contact the program's office at 294-1772 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
Cyclone Cinema announces fall films
The Student Union Board has announced feature film titles for Cyclone Cinema's fall lineup. The 14-title series opens Aug. 29 and runs through Dec. 8, with a break during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Titles have eight showings -- 7 and 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday nights -- in 101 Carver; admission is free. The Sunday showings always include captions, and other showings can if the request is made before the movie begins. Admission is free; concessions (popcorn, candy, soda, water) may be purchased for $1-$2.
Nominations due Sept. 27 for 2020 'impactful women' calendar
The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is accepting nominations through Sept. 27 for its 2020 Women Impacting ISU poster calendar. Since 2007, the calendar has highlighted the accomplishments and achievements of 12 Iowa State women -- students, faculty and staff. Any individual who identifies as a woman and currently is employed by or enrolled at Iowa State -- including a senior scheduled to graduate in May 2020 -- is eligible to be nominated. Self-nominations won't be accepted. More information, including the nomination form, is online.
Nutcracker ballet auditions will be held Sept. 7
Auditions for the Dec. 14-15 performances of "The Nutcracker Ballet" at Stephens Auditorium will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 (noon-7:30 p.m., Stephens, enter at southeast doors). More than 200 local dancers of all ages participate in the annual production. Registration opens at 11:15 a.m.; arrive early to fill out forms. Audition details, including an audition card, are online.The audition schedule is:
- Noon-3 p.m., children ages 6 years and older (must be enrolled in a dance studio)
- 3-3:30 p.m., adults
- 3:30-7:30 p.m., ballet dancers for both pointe and non-pointe roles (must be enrolled in a dance studio and pointe dancers must be studying pointe)
We The Kings to perform in MU Great Hall
Tickets are on sale for pop punk/rock group We The Kings, who will perform Thursday, Aug. 29 ( 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., MU Great Hall). Supporting the show is pop singer/songwriter Anna Clendening, who competed in season 9 of NBC TV's "America's Got Talent." Tickets are $20 plus fees ($14 with an ISU student ID) and available online via midwestix.com and, starting Aug. 26, in the MU Maintenance Shop box office and by phone (515-294-8349) weekdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
North commuters: Shared use path through Somerset closing for two blocks
A city of Ames project to reconstruct the shared-use path adjacent to the west side of Stange Road, from 24th Street north two blocks to Northridge Parkway, will begin Friday, Aug. 16. Depending on weather, this is a one- to two-week project. The path will be closed during construction.
CyRide switches its real-time predictive service
CyRide will begin its transition to a different real-time predictive bus service the week of Aug. 19. MyRide will assist bus riders seeking information on the status of CyRide buses throughout the system. During the changeover, the former service, NextBus, no longer will be accessible.
The technology will be upgraded on CyRide's website, as well as Iowa State's MyState app. On a touchtone phone, mobile device or web-enabled computer, MyRide users will be able to see exactly where a bus is and when it's predicted to arrive at the closest bus stop. Current bus stop ID numbers and QR codes on bus stop signs will function in the new system.
Annual poster sale is Aug. 21-30 at the Memorial Union
The Memorial Union is hosting its semiannual poster sale Aug. 21-30 in the Campanile Room. It features hundreds of options in art, movies, music and pop culture, with most priced between $8 and $12. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Sale proceeds support art programs at the MU.
EH&S will send training expiration emails
Not sure when your safety training expires? Beginning this month, faculty, students and staff will receive automated emails from environmental health and safety (EH&S) reminding them of expiring safety training. Reminders will be sent 30 days and 15 days prior to a course's expiration date, on the day the training expires and seven days after the training has expired. A pilot program will start with a few key online training courses offered by EH&S and eventually expand to the entire EH&S course catalog. For more information, email EH&S.
Football sets season ticket sales record
The athletics department announced football season ticket sales have broken the record of 43,165 set in 2013. More than 43,500 season tickets have been sold for the 2019 season with about a week to go until single-game ticket sales to the general public begin Aug. 15. The season opens Aug. 31 when the Cyclones host UNI at 11 a.m.
Single event tickets for Stephens season go on sale Aug. 13
Single-event tickets for all shows in the 2019-20 performing arts series at Stephens Auditorium go on sale at noon Tuesday, Aug.13, via Ticketmaster, including the Stephens ticket office. Subscription packages (four or more events) available now offer savings of up to 20% on tickets and additional benefits such as flexible ticket exchanges and exclusive presale access to new performances.