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Thursday, Feb 10, 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

INTRODUCTION TO VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Lauren Finke, executive director of the Volunteer Center, will discuss opportunities available in the community and how to become involved from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10,  SIAC conference room, MAU. The event is free and open to the public.

DARWIN WEEK 2011 HOSTS DAN BARKER

Darwin Week 2011 will conclude with presentations relating to Critical Thought beginning at 2 p.m., at the CME. UNI faculty and keynote speaker Dan Barker (Freedom from Religion Foundation) will host the lectures. See www.darwinweek.com for the complete schedule of events.

UNI ASL CLUB MOVIE NIGHT

UNI American Sign Language Club’s Movie Night will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, in the University Room, MAU. Admission to this screening of “Personal Effects” is free and open to all students regardless of hearing status or signing ability. Free popcorn and pop. 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Women's basketball hosts Creighton at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, in the McLeod Center. 

FRIDAY EVENTS

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

UNI softball hosts the Ramada UNI-Dome Tournament Friday, Feb. 11, Saturday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 13, in the UNI-Dome. A complete schedule can be found at http://www.unipanthers.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/ramada-uni-dome-tournament-11.html.

TIRED OF THE COLD? STUDY IN GREECE

Tired of this cold Iowa winter? Think about studying in Greece at the American College of Thessaloniki. Classes are conducted in English, a wide variety of classes are offered, some trips are included, and there are opportunities to travel all over Europe and the Mediterranean. An informational meeting will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11, in 28 GIL. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/american-college-thessaloniki or contact Chelsea Miller at miller.chelsea.j@gmail.com.

NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF BANDS

As part of the Northern Festival of Bands, the UNI Wind Symphony and UNI Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11, at the GBPAC, featuring solo competition winners, the festival’s percussionist groups, the Festival Concert Band and the Festival Symphony Band. This concert is free.

DEAF COFFEE CHAT

There will be a Deaf Coffee Chat from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 11, at Village Inn, 6301 University Ave. Open to all deaf, hard-of-hearing, hearing and American Sign Language students.  Chat with old friends and meet new ones while sharpening your ASL skills.

CAPOEIRA: AFRO BRAZILIAN MARTIAL ARTS, SONG AND DANCE

To celebrate Black History Month, the UNI Capoeira Sport Club will offer a free Capoeira class followed by a Capoeira presentation and four different dance pieces from Brazil. The pieces will be performed by UNI students and artists from Chicago, New York, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Dallas and São Paulo, Brazil. The event will be at noon, Friday, Feb. 11, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. E-mail Robyn Odegard at odegardr@uni.edu for more information.

'BETRAYAL'

"Betrayal" exposes the distinct variations and kinds of betrayal over a nine-year period, including a seven-year affair between Robert’s wife, Emma, and his close, married friend, Jerry. Told in reverse chronology, the play shows that love is capable of not only betraying those we love, but ourselves as well. The play will be shown at 10 p.m., Friday, in the Acting Practice Room inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is $4. For more information, visit www.UNISTAonline.org.

UNI-CUE BLOOD DRIVE

A blood drive will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11, at UNI-CUE in downtown Waterloo (800 Sycamore St.). You can schedule an appointment to donate blood by contacting Jessica Hansen at jessica.hansen@uni.edu or by calling 319-433-1253. Walk-ins are also welcome.

SATURDAY EVENTS

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

UNI softball hosts the Ramada UNI-Dome Tournament Friday, Feb. 11, Saturday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 13, in the UNI-Dome. A complete schedule can be found at http://www.unipanthers.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/ramada-uni-dome-tournament-11.html.

GENDER BALANCE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

In 2009, the state of Iowa passed legislation requiring all local boards and commissions to be "gender balanced" by Jan. 1, 2012. Chris Larimer, political science, has studied the views of this law held by current members of boards and commissions, and will present his results from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, at University Book & Supply.

NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF BANDS

As part of The Northern Festival of Bands,  the UNI Wind Symphony and UNI Symphonic Band will perform at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, in the GBPAC, featuring solo competition winners, the festival’s percussionist groups, the Festival Concert Band and the Festival Symphony Band. The Saturday concert is ticketed. For tickets, call 273-4TIX. For more information, call 273-2028.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - PINK ZONE

The Panthers host in-state rival Drake on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. in the McLeod Center. That game is the UNI Pink Zone game, with fans encouraged to wear pink. Proceeds will benefit Colleges Against Cancer.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Men's basketball hosts Wichita State at 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, in the McLeod Center.

'BETRAYAL'

"Betrayal" exposes the distinct variations and kinds of betrayal over a nine-year period, including a seven-year affair between Robert’s wife, Emma, and his close, married friend, Jerry. Told in reverse chronology, the play shows that love is capable of not only betraying those we love, but ourselves as well. The play will be shown at 10 p.m., Saturday, in the Acting Practice Room inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is $4. For more information, visit www.UNISTAonline.org.

SUNDAY EVENTS

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

UNI softball hosts the Ramada UNI-Dome Tournament Friday, Feb. 11, Saturday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 13, in the UNI-Dome. A complete schedule can be found at http://www.unipanthers.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/ramada-uni-dome-tournament-11.html.

GBPAC PRESENTS CUARTETO CASALS WITH ANDREAS KLEIN

Since its founding, Cuarteto Casals has been recognized as one of Europe's most distinguished string quartets. This Spanish ensemble has garnered critical acclaim and won top prizes at many international competitions. German-born pianist Andreas Klein will join Cuarteto Cassals in a performance at the GBPAC at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13. He's internationally acclaimed as an artist and performer. Klein is heard frequently on NPR's "Performance Today." Sunday curtain talk will begin 45 minutes prior to the start of the show.

'BETRAYAL'

"Betrayal" exposes the distinct variations and kinds of betrayal over a nine-year period, including a seven-year affair between Robert’s wife, Emma, and his close, married friend, Jerry. Told in reverse chronology, the play shows that love is capable of not only betraying those we love, but ourselves as well. The play will be shown at 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13, in the Acting Practice Room inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is $4. For more information, visit www.UNISTAonline.org.

SPANISH AND FRENCH TUTORING IN THE LIBRARY ON SUNDAY NIGHTS

Are you taking a beginning- or intermediate-level. Spanish or French course? The A-Team now offers French and Spanish tutoring, in addition to reading, studying, writing, math and science tutoring. Find the A-Team in the Rod Library from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sundays in the lower level (across from the computer lab).