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Thursday, Apr 7, 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

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: KAREL KELDERMANS, CARILLON

Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at noon at the Campanile on both Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8. Bring your lunch and enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical experience. This event is free and open to the public.

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PANEL

A panel discussion on leadership will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in the State College Room, MAU. Panel members include Renee Christoffer, vice president of administration, Veridian Credit Union; Steve Dust, CEO, Cedar Valley Alliance; Ritchie Kurtenbach, assistant business manager and organizer, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 288; and Ellen Miller, board member, World’s Window, Cedar Falls. The event is free and open to the public.

FILM ON EVOLUTION

The Plinian Society/Evolution Club will show the film "Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution" at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 7,  in 103 MSH. Snacks will be provided and a discussion will follow the movie. For more information, contact Corinthia Black at corinthi@uni.edu.

'BLUE ZONES' AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT UNI

New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner will discuss Blue Zones® –  places in the world where higher percentages of people are living longer, healthier lives. He will also discuss how cities are receiving makeovers through his Vitality City movement. Buettner will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in the Commons Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about Blue Zones and Buettner, visit http://www.bluezones.com/.

UNI DANCE MARATHON MEETING

UNI Dance Marathon will host a meeting open to anyone interested in getting involved with the organization at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in the University Room, MAU. There are several committees with openings for people who are passionate about the cause. For more information, email Dakotah Reed at reed.dakotah@gmail.com or call 641-777-2802.

CLARINET STUDIO AND CLARINET ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Tthe UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a spring concert on Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: CELLO AND VIOLIN

Visiting artists Richard Aaron, cello, and Stephen Shipps, violin, will present a recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Both artists currently serve as professors at the University of Michigan. Aaron has traveled extensively, giving master classes in Madrid, Spain; Manheim, Germany; Seoul, Korea; Matsumoto, Japan; and Paris. Shipps enjoys a varied professional career as a violinist, teacher, editor, administrator, adjudicator and commentator. This event is free and open to the public.

OPEN MIC NIGHT FEATURING DYNAMIC DUO

Come to Campus Activities Board's Open Mic Night featuring student musicians and poets, followed by a performance by slam poets Dynamic Duo. The show is at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in the Coffeehouse, MAU.

FRIDAY EVENTS

HONORS THESIS PERFORMANCE

"Confounded Progress: A Dance Performance Depicting Mental Illness” by Kelsey Sawtelle, UNI honors student, will be performed at 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 8, in 185/187 WRC. The presentation will explore mental illness through movement and will incorporate music and costuming to express feelings. The event is free and open to the public.

RELAY FOR LIFE: IMAGINE A WHOLE NEW WORLD WITHOUT CANCER

Relay For Life will be held from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, in the McLeod Center. Come join teams walking all night to show support for friends, family and loved ones touched by cancer. The event is free and all are welcome. There will be live music, root beer pong, pictures with princesses, food and more.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AT GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN

Tickets are still available for Disney's Beauty and the Beast's five performances at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Showings are at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 8; 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9; 1 and 6:30 p.m., Sunday, April 10. See the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. 

SATURDAY EVENTS

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP

School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate a Music Education Workshop on Saturday, April 9 at 8 a.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

18TH ANNUAL CSBS STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE

Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines within the College of Social and Behavioral Science, will present their research in poster sessions and panel discussions from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 9. Poster sessions will be in the Sabin Hall Atrium, and presentations and panel discussions will be held throughout the building. The keynote will be presented by Christopher Uggen, Distinguished McKnight Professor of Sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, on "Crime, Justice and Game-Changing Social Science" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in 002 SAB. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/csbs-conference/.

EASTER EGG HUNT

The Society for Extraordinary Non-Traditional Student Education organization will host its annual Easter egg hunt from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 9. The event is open to all nontraditional students and their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. The event is free and gift bags of goodies will be provided to every child who attends. For more information, contact Luke Steimel at Ls454154@gmail.com.

SATURDAY FILM SERIES: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF PLANTS

"Episode 3: Flowering" will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 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.

DEAF HISTORY MONTH PANEL ON 1988 DEAF PRESIDENT NOW PROTEST

In honor of Deaf History Month, Robert and Suzy Mannella will share their experiences as students during the Deaf President Now movement at Gallaudet University in March 1988. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about one of the most important moments in deaf history. This event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 9, in 108 CAC. The public is invited and admission is free.

UNI CATWALK 2011: MIXTAPE

UNI's Textiles and Apparel program's 19th annual student design show will showcase students' designs on the catwalk at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 9, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is free, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. A reception featuring senior portfolios will follow on the second floor of Lang Hall.

COMEDY FOR CHANGE

Come see hilarious original sketches, stand-up routines and improvisation at 9 p.m., Saturday, April 9, in The Bertha Martin Theatre in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Performances may contain adult content. The cost is $3, and all proceeds go to the relief efforts for Japan.

CONFERENCE ON THE STATE OF LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN IOWA K-12 SCHOOLS

The Department of Modern Languages will host a one-day conference on The State of Language Education in K-12 Schools in Iowa. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, in 109 CBB and will feature presentations on best practices, case studies of successful programs and programs in crisis and a roundtable of faculty and administrators reflecting on ideas presented throughout the day. The evening will conclude with a keynote address by Paul Sandrock, associate director for professional development at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AT GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN

Tickets are still available for Disney's Beauty and the Beast's five performances at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Showings are at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9; 1 and 6:30 p.m., Sunday, April 10. See the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self.

SUNDAY EVENTS

CRASH THE FIELD

RHA presents Crash the Field on Sunday, April 10. Celebrate the end of the school year from 2 to 5 p.m. at Lawther Field. While there, compete in inflatable games and enjoy free food.

UNI HORN CHOIR CONCERT

The UNI Horn Choir will offer a spring recital at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 10, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL MASTER CLASSES

The UNI Community Music School will present spring master classes at noon, Sunday, April 10, in Graham Hall and 116, RSL. For more information, contact Cynthia.Mason@uni.edu

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AT GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN

Tickets are still available for Disney's Beauty and the Beast's five performances at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Showings are at 1 and 6:30 p.m., Sunday, April 10. See the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self.