Former Cyclone women's basketball player, central Iowa businesswoman, mental health advocate and Ames resident Lyndsey (Medders) Fennelly will give a talk Sept. 20 (7 p.m., MU Great Hall) as part of the annual Story County Mental Health Expo in the Memorial Union. Her presentation, "You Can't Coach Yourself Out of Mental Illness," will be archived on the lectures program website for two weeks.
The four-woman Finnish band, Kardemimmit, will present a 7 p.m. concert at Stephens Auditorium Tuesday, Sept. 20. General admission tickets are $20. Band members compose and produce their own music, playing Finland's national instrument, the kantele – a variety of lap harp – and singing harmonies. Iowa State's Cantamus treble-voice choir will join Kardemimmit for two pieces.
Returning after a two-year pandemic hiatus, the Local Food Festival will be held on central campus Sept. 21 (9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). The free event features educational displays, recipe samples using fresh-picked produce from the Horticulture Research Station, and area vendors and student organizations selling products locally grown or produced.
Recipients of the 2022 universitywide awards for faculty and staff, including the new Morrill, University and Distinguished professors, will be honored during the annual awards ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 21 (3:30 p.m., MU Great Hall). Award recipients were first announced in April.
University Museums staff are hosting a series of free, Friday evening "date night" events this fall to introduce more people, outside of the workday, to its facilities and exhibitions. The first is next week, Sept. 23.