Cultivating the Creative Faculty was a programming series designed to explore ways of fostering creativity in members of the ISU campus community and beyond. Questions raised and discussed through this program included: What inspires us to come up with new ideas and new works of art? How do definitions of creativity differ across academic disciplines, and what can we learn from the people around us? What kind of climate nurtures the imagination?

Cosponsors for this program included the Colleges of Agriculture, Design, Engineering, Human Sciences, and Liberal Arts and Sciences, Commitee on Lectures (funded by GSB), ISU Dance Program, the departments of Art and Design, English, History, Human Development and Family Studies, Music, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, F. Wendell Miller Funds (LAS College), Institue of Science and Society, Western European Studies Program, Women’s Studies Program, and the Octagon Center for the Arts.


September 8, 2005, 8pm, Memorial Union Sun Room
**Lecture: Where is Creativity?**
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

September 22, 2005, 8pm, Memorial Union Campanile Room
**Lecture: The Repression of Language in the University**
David Bleich, with commentary by Diane P. Freedman

October 13-15, 2005, Memorial Union
**Featured speakers included Arthur I. Miller on Einstein, Picasso: Abstract Science and Abstract Art, and Todd Siler on The Next Wave of ArtScience.**

October 27, 2005, 8pm, Memorial Union Gallery
**Lecture: How to Make Yourself Disappear: A Meditation on Our Selves and Our Brains**
William S. Robinson

November 10, 2005, 3pm, 299 Scheman Building, Iowa State Center
Lecture and Roundtable Discussions
**The Creative Campus: An Assessment of the Climate for Creativity at Iowa State**
Steven Tepper

November 30, 2005, 8pm, Memorial Union Sun Room
**Lecture: The Kongo South: Roots of Black Dance, Music, and Gesture**
Robert Farris Thompson

February 19, 2006, 4pm, Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building
**Dance and Genomes**
Liz Lerman

April 4-16, 2006, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, Iowa
**Exhibit: Breaking the Creative Barriers: The Arts and Sciences in Collaboration**

April 6, 2006, 7:30pm, Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building
**Lecture: The Concert Hall that Fell Asleep and Woke Up as a Car Radio**
Libby Larsen