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Talk of the frozen town: What’s happening on a snow-covered campus

Courtesy of Student Union Board
The upcoming spring 2024 Cyclone Cinema schedule.

A winter cyclone is not stopping the Iowa State Cyclones; here is what is happening on campus from January to February.


Music and Live Entertainment

Iowa State University is home to a historic venue that has been crucial to Iowa State’s culture since 1974. The Maintenance Shop, celebrating 50 years this semester, puts on concerts for the public and students.

8 p.m., Feb. 22,  Landon Conrath with The Whips


Additionally, The M-Shop offers a variety of comedy shows and Open Mic Nights. Open Mic Night allows students to show off their talents in a professional venue. Open Mic Night is held bi-weekly on Tuesdays, and entry is free for students and the public. Grandma Mojo’s Improv Comedy takes over on weeks when Open Mic Night is not scheduled. The Mojo’s Improv Comedy show is held bi-weekly Wednesdays and is $1 cash for students and the public.

8 p.m., Jan. 24, Grandma Mojo’s Improv Comedy

8 p.m., Jan. 30, Open Mic Night

8 p.m., Feb. 1, Student Union Board Comedy Night with Alec Flynn

8 p.m., Feb. 7, Grandma Mojo’s Improv Comedy

8 p.m., Feb. 13, Open Mic Night

8 p.m., Feb. 21, Grandma Mojo’s Improv Comedy

8 p.m., Feb. 27, Open Mic Night


The Student Union Board also puts on special Memorial Union events intended to serve the student population. ISU After Dark invites students to come to the memorial union, participate in a night full of activities and host celebrity guests to talk to the student body.

9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Jan. 26, ISU Afterdark with J.B Smoove and Brian Imbus


Art Exhibitions

Iowa State hosts a collection of art displayed at its various museums. These museums are free to visit and open to the public. This semester, there are multiple exhibits across campus that students can visit.


Brunnier Art Museum

Jan. 17 to May 10, The Art of Elizabeth Catlett from the Collection of Samella Lewis

Jan. 17 to July 26, Small Pleasures: Tiny art from the Permanent Collection


Christian Petersen Art Museum

Jan. 17 to Dec. 20, “Sculpting an Icon: Christian Petersen and the Fountain of the Four Seasons

Jan. 17 to July 26, “Christian Petersen: A Sense of Place in Campus Life

Fam House Museum

Feb. to Oct., “World’s Fairs, Expositions, and Centennial Celebrations of the Victorian Era

Feb. to July, “George Washington Carver, The Student and Artist


Cyclone Cinema

Cyclone Cinema, located in Carver 101, hosts new movies free to the public and Iowa State students. Screenings start at 7 p.m. on Thursday-Sunday. Movies will be held from Jan. 19 to March 3:

Jan. 19-20, “The Holdovers”

Jan. 25-27, “Dicks: The Musical”

Feb. 1-3, “Five Nights at Freddy’s”

Feb. 8-10, “Wish”

Feb. 15-17, “Anatomy of a Fall”

Feb. 22-24, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”

Feb. 29-Mar. 3, “The Marvels”


The Workspace

Each week, The Workspace allows students and the public to come in and paint premade designs. Participants purchase a design, paint it and then leave it at The Workshop to get glazed and fired. Typically, pottery can be picked up around a week after it is made. The themes for each week are as follows:

Jan. 15-20, Mug Week

Jan. 22-27, Dinosaur Week

Jan. 29-Feb. 3, Alice’s Tea Party

Feb. 12-17, Dungeons and Dragons

Feb. 19-24, Lights and Flames

Feb. 26-Mar. 2, Cereal Bowl Week


Additionally, The Workspace holds weekly courses that are open to Iowa State students and the public. These classes take place in designated time spots and supplies are covered with the class fee.

6-8:30 p.m., Jan. 22 and Jan. 29, Fused Glass Tile Workshop with Rhonda Scott and John Burright” 

Students $50, Public $60

5:30-8:30 p.m., Jan. 24, Handbuilding with Surface Decoration Class with Valerie Williams

 Students $70, Public $80

5:30-8 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 25-Mar 7,  Level II Wheel Pottery Class with Greg Lamont

Students $130, Public $140

5:30-8:30 p.m., Jan. 25, Woodshop Orientation with John Burright (Level II)

Student & Public $35

2:30-5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan.30-March 18, Mixed Level Pottery Class with Alice Mcgary

 Students $145, Public $155

6:30-9 p.m., Jan. 30, Stamped Bar Necklace Workshop with Terrie Hoefer

 Students $42, Public $52

6–8 p.m., Jan. 5-6, Paper Marbling Class

 Students $50, Public $60

 6–9 p.m., Feb. 7, Punch Needle Workshop with Sarah Cady

 Students $32, Public $42

 6-8:30 p.m., Feb. 12, Encaustic Print Workshop with Maureen Burke

 Student $35, Public $45

6-8:30 p.m., Feb. 14, Level 1 Wheel Pottery Class with Valerie Williams

Student $145, Public $155

6-9 p.m., Feb. 20, Woodshop Orientation with John Burright

Student & Public $35


Iowa State Lecture Series

Student Government and the Office of the Provost host a series of lectures each semester, offering diverse thoughts and opinions. These lectures are open to the public and Iowa State students. Listed below are the five lectures currently planned for January and February:

6 p.m., Jan. 25, “Reimagining A New American Democracy,” hosted by Sherrilyn Ifill, in the Sun Room at the Memorial Union

6 p.m., Feb. 12, “Loving: A Photographic Hisatory of Men in Love, 1850s-1950s,” hosted by Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell, in the Sun Room at the Memorial Union

7 p.m. on Feb. 13, “Visionary Activism: How to Get From Here to There,” hosted by Dr. Deborah Turner, in the Great Hall at the Memorial Union

6 p.m., on Feb 21, “Endangered Language: Revitalization of an Afro-Creole in Sao Tomé and Príncipe,” hosted by Ana Livia Agostinho, in Room 2630 at the Memorial Union

7 p.m., Feb. 26, “Leveraging Crisis Into Opportunity,” hosted by Christine Ervin, in the Sun Room at the Memorial Union

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