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Thursday, Apr 21, 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

UNI EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Join the fun at the UNI Earth Day Celebration, Thursday, April 21, at the Maucker Union NW Courtyard. Come meet the “Bag Monster,” play games, win prizes and visit more than 30 display booths from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours of Sabin Hall will be held at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon, leaving from the atrium. There will be free grilled food and free bike tune-ups from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See www.rrttc.com for all the details.

RECYCLING YOUR ELECTRONICS WITH GOODWILL

Goodwill Industries will accept computer equipment in any condition from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 21, Maucker Union Plaza.  Desktops, laptops, monitors, drives, keyboards, printers . . . Anything that plugs into a computer. Stop by their booth at Earth Day to make your donation. Other electronics will not be accepted. See www.RRTTC.com for all Earth Day details.

EARTH DAY BIKE RIDE ON THE TRAILS

Join the UNI Cycling Club and the RRTTC for a 13-mile bike ride on the Cedar Falls trail system at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21. The take-off point is Maucker Union Fountain, and the ride ends at Mulligan's on 18th Street. Find the bike route map, preregister for the ride and get a free Earth Day T-shirt at www.rrttc.com. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled.

TALK POLITICS: AMERICA’S ROLE IN THE WORLD

America has debated what role it should have in the world since its beginning. Should America take an active or a passive role on the world stage? While it's clear that the U.S. is a superpower, its not clear how best to use this power. If you have an opinion on this in light of America’s history or current events, join Talk Politics for the final discussion of the semester at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. Talk Politics is hosted by the Northern Iowa Democrats, Young Americans for Liberty and College Republicans.

EARTH WEEK SPECIALS

Celebrate Earth Week from Monday, April 18, through Friday, April 22, with 50 cent refills of fountain pop at Biscottis in Redeker, 23rd St. Market in the Commons and Prexy's and Chats in Maucker Union. Refillable bottles and coffee mugs are available for sale at all locations. Also at Prexy's are the famous Dirt and Worm Cups. Check out our booth on Thursday, April 21, outside Maucker Union to learn more about our "green" efforts. There will be trivia and giveaways, and don't miss the "Bag Monster."

REVIEW UNI ATHLETICS FOR NCAA CERTIFICATION

Hear the results of UNI's NCAA Certification Self-Study and offer opinions on the draft recommendations for UNI Athletics at the final open meeting: from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the University Room, MAU.

SUNI DAYS: TRADITIONS CHALLENGE STYLE

Have you been working on completing your Traditions Challenge Book? If not, you should be. On Thursday, April 21, from 4 to 6 p.m., Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS) will host SUNI Days: Traditions Challenge Style to give you a chance to complete some of those hard-to-do challenges. Meet TC, practice your Interlude Dance for Spencer and Ian, the new student body president and vice president, try mini-golf with one of the golfers and more. How can you participate? Just bring a team and some finished Traditions. There will be prizes for the best dressed teams. Visit www.uni.edu/traditions and click on the SUNI Days tab for more information. If you have questions, contact Nola Aigner (nolarae@uni.edu) or Nicole Combs (combsn@uni.edu).

IRAQI TRIBAL LEADERSHIP

John C. Roadcap, Lt. Col. and department head of military science-ROTC at UNI, will discuss his experiences and what he learned from working with and through the many tribes in Iraq from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the State College Room, MAU. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leadership Studies at 273-6898.

'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 are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 21 through 23, in UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre. The performance is free for UNI students.

MIKE POSNER LIVE IN CONCERT AT UNI

UNI Panther Productions brings singer, songwriter and producer Mike Posner to perform Thursday, April 21, in UNI’s West Gym. Posner’s recent hits are from his debut album "31 Minutes to Takeoff" include "Cooler Than Me" and "Please Don’t Go." Tickets can be purchased through any UNItix outlet, online at www.unitix.uni.edu or by calling 273-4TIX. Tickets are $15 for UNI students (limit two) and $25 for the public. All seats are general admission.

UNI STUDENT COMPOSER’S CONCERT

UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in a recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

FRIDAY EVENTS

PANTHER ATHLETICS

Softball hosts Creighton in a doubleheader at noon, Friday, April 22, at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

"LAW AND A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY:" CSBS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI DAY

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will host a panel discussion on “Law and a Democratic Society” at 11 a.m., Friday, April 22, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Featured alumni include: John Benton, partner at California Strategies & Advocacy LLC, Sacramento, Calif.;  Peter Fagen, partner and founder of Fagen Friedman and Fulfrost LLP, San Marcos, Calif.;  Habbo Fokkena, United States trustee for Region 12, Clarksville; Randy Hefner, district court judge Iowa 5th District, Adel; and Angel Robinson, consumer advocate for the Iowa Insurance Division, Des Moines. The panel discussion is open to the public.

CURRENT ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AND JUSTICE

As part of his presentation at 1 p.m., Friday, April 22, in 126 CBB, Gregory S. Gordon, director of the Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies at the University of North Dakota and professor in the UND School of Law, will discuss career opportunities in the areas of international criminal law and justice and international relations. This event, co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and the Center for International Peace and Security Studies, is free and open to the public.

MUSICALLY SPEAKING LECTURE ON DOLLY PARTON

The UNI School of Music will present a lecture in the 2010-2011 Musically Speaking series at 4 p.m., Friday, April 22, in 116 RSL. Melinda Boyd, music history, will discuss "Semiotic Dissonance: Dolly Parton's Image, Music, Text." 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 are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 21 through 23, in UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre. Free for UNI students.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: JAZZ BAND ONE FEATURING GUEST ARTIST KENNY WHEELER

The UNI Jazz Band One will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 22, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Visiting artist Kenny Wheeler will be featured. Wheeler, a noted jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator, is one of Europe’s most sought-after trumpet and flugelhorn players. The evening will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of the UNI jazz program and the unveiling of new artwork in Russell Hall. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

CHIHULY GLASS UNVEILED APRIL 22 AT RUSSELL HALL

The campus community is invited to an unveiling of artwork by Dale Chihuly, world-famous contemporary studio glass artist, Friday, April 22, 8:30 p.m., in the William and Charlotte Hinson Lobby, RSL. The contemporary studio glass is the most recent addition to the UNI Public Art Collection and was acquired with funding from the Art in State Buildings Program. The event is during the intermission of the Spotlight Series Jazz One concert and is hosted by the School of Music and the Art and Architecture Committee. For more information, email pat.beck@uni.edu or susanna.schuerman@uni.edu.

SATURDAY EVENTS

PANTHER ATHLETICS

UNI Softball hosts Creighton at noon, Saturday, April 23, at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex. Tennis hosts Creighton at noon, Saturday, April 23, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.

'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 are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 21 through 23, in UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre. Free for UNI students.

STUDENT VETERANS PAINTBALL OUTING

The UNI Student Veterans Association will host a paintball outing before finals to help relieve some stress. We will be meeting at noon, Saturday, April 23, at KW Paintball fields. The event Facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=113063518773369, and you can send an email to the UNI Student Veterans Association email at uni-veterans@uni.edu.

SATURDAY FILM SERIES: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF PLANTS

Episode 5: "Living Together," will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 23, at the University Museum. In this groundbreaking series, David Attenborough takes the viewer on a guided tour through the secret world of plants to see things no unaided eye could witness.

SUNDAY EVENTS

PANTHER ATHLETICS

Tennis hosts Wichita State at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 24, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.

HOURS

WRC EASTER WEEKEND HOURS

The WRC will be open over the Easter weekend. Hours may be viewed at www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/index.html.

LIBRARY HOURS FOR APRIL 23-24 WEEKEND

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#spec. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus there will be a prompt to enter your CatID.