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Thursday, Feb 24, 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

LIBRARY BOOK SALE

Come to the Rod Library lobby to purchase best sellers, children's books, fiction, nonfiction and more. Hardcover books are $2 each and paperbacks are $1. Pick up as many as you like and pay at the circulation desk. Keep checking back - new items are added often.

LEADERSHIP AND BLACK NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS

Michael Blackwell, director of Multicultural Education at UNI, will discuss “Leadership Among the Black Nobel Peace Prize Winners” from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Elm Room, MAU. The lecture is free and open to the public. For information, call Leadership Studies at 273-6898.

THE BAND PERRY IN CONCERT

UNI's Panther Productions presents The Band Perry in concert, with special guest Thompson Square, at 7 p.m., in the GBPAC. Tickets can be purchased through any UNItix outlet, at www.unitix.uni.edu or by calling 273-4TIX. Tickets are $10 for UNI students (limit two) and $20 for the public. All seats are general admission.

'ON THE VERGE'

"On the Verge" tells the story of a trio of female Victorian-era explorers who embark on a journey that takes them into Terra Incognita – the last undiscovered, unexplored piece of the globe. Trekking through landscapes that resemble the highest peaks of the Himalayas and the darkest corners of the rainforest, the ladies eventually find themselves not only traveling the globe, but also traveling through time. For tickets, visit or call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381. The performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 3 through 5, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at the SWT.

FRIDAY EVENTS

UNI STUDENT ATHLETES TO COLLECT SHOES FOR CHARITY

UNI student athletes will collect shoes for the Soles4Souls shoe campaign, a Nashville-based organization that facilitates the collection of shoes and delivers them to people in need around the world. Soles4Souls accepts all types of shoes: athletic, running, dress, sandals, pumps, heels, work boots, cleats, dance, flip flops, new or gently worn. Collection times are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, in Maucker Union. Monetary donations are also welcome and will go directly to the organization. Contact Kara Park with any questions at 273-3327 or kara.park@uni.edu. For more information about Soles4Souls, visit http://www.soles4souls.org/about/.

SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Attention teacher education students: Find out about the challenges pre-K-12 teachers face as they integrate technology and new earth science, inquiry and/or math-based programs into the classroom while still meeting their school's need to increase student achievement. See award-winning projects and table displays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 25, in the ITTC first floor student lounge. Spotlight presentations will be from 1 to 3 p.m., every 30 minutes, in the ITTC labs. The registration table will be in 120 ITTC. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. Contact Doreen Hayek with questions at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 273-7300.

VETERANS ASSOCIATION MEETING

The UNI Student Veterans Association will meet to plan events for this semester, as well as greet new members, between 5 and 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, in the Oak Room, MAU. This meeting is open to all UNI students, especially student veterans on campus. If you can't make it but are interested in the organization, e-mail uni-veterans@uni.edu.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Under the direction of visiting artist and conductor Jonathan Girard, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a Spotlight Series concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

MINUTE TO GET IT

RHA will host Minute to Get It from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, in the Ballroom, MAU. Participants will compete in various events including Office Dominoes, Caddy Stack and Stack Attack. Prizes include MVC tickets, a flat screen TV, and a Wii. Participants must be present to win.

'ON THE VERGE'

On the Verge" tells the story of a trio of female Victorian-era explorers who embark on a journey that takes them into Terra Incognita – the last undiscovered, unexplored piece of the globe. Trekking through landscapes that resemble the highest peaks of the Himalayas and the darkest corners of the rainforest, the ladies eventually find themselves not only traveling the globe but also traveling through time. For tickets, visit or call Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381. The performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 24 - 26 and March 3-5, at the SWT.

SATURDAY EVENTS

MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Track and field hosts the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, Feb. 26, and Sunday, Feb. 27, in the UNI-Dome.

UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC AUDITION DAY

The first UNI School of Music Audition Day for 2011 will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, in the GBPAC and RSL. For details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at 273-2024.

'THE BOTANY OF DESIRE'

The PBS documentary "The Botany of Desire" takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of the human relationship with the plant world -- seen from the plants' point-of-view. The film features Michael Pollan and is based on his best-selling book. View the documentary at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, at the University Museum. Total run-time is 120 minutes.

SALSA DANCE

Beginner salsa dance lessons will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St. This will be followed by a dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. All are welcome. Dress is semi formal. Cost is a $1 donation, benefitting Relay for Life. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=67901490#!/event.php?eid=179872215387673.

'ON THE VERGE'

On the Verge" tells the story of a trio of female Victorian-era explorers who embark on a journey that takes them into Terra Incognita – the last undiscovered, unexplored piece of the globe. Trekking through landscapes that resemble the highest peaks of the Himalayas and the darkest corners of the rainforest, the ladies eventually find themselves not only traveling the globe but also traveling through time. For tickets, visit or call Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381. The performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 24 - 26 and March 3-5, at the SWT.

SUNDAY EVENTS

MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Track and field hosts the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday, Feb. 27, in the UNI-Dome.