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Thursday, Apr 14, 2011

My UNI Weekend is a digest of weekend (Thursday - Sunday) entertainment and recreation opportunities at UNI, mailed on Thursday mornings during fall and spring semesters. Submission deadline is noon, Wednesday. Submissions will be rejected if sponsorship by a university department, program or organization is not clear.

THURSDAY EVENTS

WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES - PARTICIPANTS NEEDED

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is an international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Men are asked to walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes to protest sexualized violence. UNI's Greek Week and Interfraternity Council will host this event on Thursday, April 14, starting at the Alumni House. The race starts at 5:30 p.m. For this event to be successful, men need to volunteer to walk. For more information or to participate, contact Katie O'Keefe at okeefek11@gmail.com.

GRAD FEST 2011 - ONE LUCKY ATTENDEE WILL WIN AN IPAD

Graduating seniors - Stop by MoJo’s between 6 and 8 p.m., Thursday, April 14, for free pizza and a gift from the UNI Alumni Association. You could win an iPAD just for attending. While there, sign up for the Alumni Association and get cool stuff.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: HEATHER ARMSTRONG, OBOE

Visiting artist Heather Armstrong will present an oboe recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, with faculty artist Korey Barrett, piano. Armstrong is assistant professor of oboe and music theory at Luther College. She holds doctor of musical arts and master of music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. Armstrong is a member of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and also performs with the La Crosse Symphony. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI V-DAY PRESENTS: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

The Vagina Monologues are based on V-Day Founder/Playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. Performances will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 14, and Saturday, April 16, in the GBPAC. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood and to the V-Day 2011 spotlight campaign. Admission is $10, $7 with a nonparishable food item (to be donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank).

LAST BLAST 2011: MASQUERADE

The Honors Student Advisory Board (HSAB) will host its annual free semi-formal dance the LAST BLAST! The dance is open to all UNI students. This year's theme is a Masquerade Dance (don't worry, we'll provide the masks), and it will take place from 8 to 11 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in the Commons Ballroom. The night will include ballroom dance lessons from 8 to 9 p.m., drawings for prizes, limbo, refreshments and music provided by Emotions in Motion D.J. Services.  Put on your dancin' shoes and come for a night of fun. 

UNI COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH END OF THE YEAR BASH

Come join UNI Council of Teachers of English for its end-of-the-year celebration at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in 161 BAK. There will be guest speakers on topics like professionalism and dressing for the job. All English education majors are welcome. There will be free food and lots of prizes. 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: JAZZ PANTHERS

The UNI Jazz Panthers will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. The concert will feature guest artist John Kizilarmut on drums and vibraphone. Kizilarmut has recorded with a wide range of artists, from jazz pianist Anthony Belfiglio to the Grammy Award-winning DJ Starscream, and has also worked professionally with several jazz luminaries including Branford Marsalis, Ron Westray and Slide Hampton. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

FRIDAY EVENTS

FIFTH ANNUAL CHFA GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

The fifth annual College of Humanities and Fine Arts Graduate Research Symposium will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, April 15, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. The symposium will begin with a keynote lecture by Bruce Robbins, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, who will be followed by half-hour presentations of work by seven graduate students from communication studies, English, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). The event will conclude with remarks by Dean Joel Haack at 5 p.m. and his presentation of awards to the top three presenters. This event is free and open to the public. 

'URINETOWN': THE MUSICAL

Strayer-Wood Theatre presents "Urinetown" - a hilarious musical about greed, corruption, love and revolution in which citizens must use public amenities regulated by a single company that profits from charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, in UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre. A matinee will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 17. Free for UNI students.

ST. STEPHEN THE WITNESS CATHOLIC STUDENT CENTER FISH FRY

St. Stephen the Witness will host a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, April 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Student Center (1019 W. 23rd St). Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children, or four for $25. There will be a Knights of Columbus Service Auction beginning at 6:30 p.m.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: NORTHERN IOWA WIND SYMPHONY

The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 15, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

SATURDAY EVENTS

HONORS RESEARCH DAY

Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects on Saturday, April 16. The event begins with continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge. Following will be nine concurrent sessions of research presentations in Lang Hall rooms 208, 211, 222, 223, 308 and 311. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/honors/content/honors-research-day. Presentations are open to the public.

QUASH - QUEST TO UNRAVEL ALZHEIMER'S SCAVENGER HUNT

QUASH, the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt, is back for 2011. Gather a team of two to four people to challenge your body and mind in a campus-wide event at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 16. Each QUASH team is asked to raise $100 per participant to benefit and support the Alzheimer's Association's research efforts. Register today at www.QUASHnow.org.

PANTHER ATHLETICS

Tennis hosts Southern Illinois at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club. The Panthers host Evansville at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 17, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATRE'S ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT

International Dance Theatre will perform at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, and 6 p.m., Sunday, April 17, in Lang Auditorium. See musical theater numbers like the Bottle Dance from "Fiddler on the Roof," The Farmer and the Cowman from "Oklahoma" and El Tango de Roxanne from "Moulin Rouge."  Tickets are $3 for students and $6 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased from any member of International Dance Theatre, at the door or reserved by calling Daniel Wells at 273-3560. For more information, email daniel.wells@uni.edu.

'URINETOWN': THE MUSICAL

Strayer-Wood Theatre presents "Urinetown" - a hilarious musical about greed, corruption, love and revolution in which citizens must use public amenities regulated by a single company that profits from charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, in UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre. A matinee will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 17. Free for UNI students.

THIRD ANNUAL RALLY IN THE VALLEY - APRIL 16

The 2011 Rally in the Valley: A Dinner Auction & Purple Tie Affair will be held Saturday, April 16, in the McLeod Center. The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. with complimentary beverages, hors d'oeuvres and a silent and super-silent auction. Following dinner will be a live auction and raffle drawings. Tickets are $75 per person or $65 for Panther Scholarship Club members; tables of eight can also be purchased for $500. For tickets, contact Sheri Bishop at 273-2470. The cash raffle features a first-place prize of $5,000 cash and four second-place prizes of $500 each (need not be present to win). Raffle tickets are $25 each or three for $50. Contact Elizabeth at 273-2468 about purchasing raffle tickets. http://www.unipanthers.com/psc/niwa-psc-rallyinthevalley.html

UNI V-DAY PRESENTS: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

The Vagina Monologues are based on V-Day Founder/Playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. Performances will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 14, and Saturday, April 16, in the GBPAC. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood and to the V-Day 2011 spotlight campaign. Admission is $10, $7 with a nonparishable food item (to be donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank).

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SPRING RECITAL WEEKEND

The UNI Community Music School will host its spring recitals on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, at various times in RSL. For more information, contact Cindi Mason at cynthia.mason@uni.edu.

SUNDAY EVENTS

PANTHER ATHLETICS

Tennis hosts Southern Illinois at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club. The Panthers host Evansville at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 17, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.

TROOP-A-PALOOZA CARNIVAL EVENT

The UNI PR Campaign Methods class will host the Troop-A-Palooza Carnival from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at the Cedar Falls High School gym located at 1015 Division St. The event features a meal, games and chances to win prizes, such as hotel stays, pool passes and more. Admission is $5 and includes a meal ticket. Purchase tickets at the door on April 17. Visit http://www.wix.com/girlscoutseiwi/troopapalooza or contact troopcarnival@gmail.com for more information.

'URINETOWN': THE MUSICAL

Strayer-Wood Theatre presents "Urinetown" - a hilarious musical about greed, corruption, love and revolution in which citizens must use public amenities regulated by a single company that profits from charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, in UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre. A matinee will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 17. Free for UNI students.

BOSTON BRASS AT GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN

The Boston Brass will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. They will premiere a piece by UNI student Isaac Brockshus, currently pursuing a B.M. in composition. Boston Brass celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2011. To celebrate the occasion, Boston Brass held a composition contest at UNI and Brockshus's piece was chosen. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Curtain Talk, a preshow discussion, will begin 45 minutes prior to the performance. UNI students can purchase a $5 rush ticket on the day of the performance.

NORTHERN IOWA JUNIOR ORCHESTRA CONCERT

The UNI Suzuki School will present the Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra spring concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 17, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATRE'S ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT

International Dance Theatre will perform at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, and 6 p.m., Sunday, April 17, in Lang Auditorium. See musical theater numbers like the Bottle Dance from "Fiddler on the Roof," The Farmer and the Cowman from "Oklahoma" and El Tango de Roxanne from "Moulin Rouge."  Tickets are $3 for students and $6 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased from any member of International Dance Theatre, at the door or reserved by calling Daniel Wells at 273-3560. For more information, email daniel.wells@uni.edu.

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SPRING RECITAL WEEKEND

The UNI Community Music School will host its spring recitals on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, at various times in RSL. For more information, contact Cindi Mason at cynthia.mason@uni.edu.