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Thursday, Jan 27, 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 MUSEUM PRESENTS PHOTO EXHIBIT

UNI Museums' annual photography contest and exhibition features works from amateur photographers of all ages across Iowa. Admission is free, and the museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

EXPORT ESSENTIALS FOR IOWA BUSINESSES

Join Patricia Cook for a presentation from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, in BCS 30 to learn about the export services available from the U.S. Department of Commerce in Iowa. Cook serves as an international trade specialist at the Des Moines office of the U.S. Export Assistance Center. Topics include locating distributors and agents, writing an export marketing plan, and tips for international sales success. No registration is required to attend. http://bit.ly/hUQYyO.

FIT FOR FINALS: A SEMESTER APPROACH TO STUDYING

Working to improve your study habits this semester? Want to reduce the stress of studying for finals? Attend the Reading & Learning Center presentation Fit for Finals: A Semester Approach to Studying  from 4 to 4:50 pm., Thursday, Jan. 27,  in ITTC 35. Register online at www.uni.edu/unialc.

MAKE A NEW YEAR'S VENDORLUTION

University Book & Supply, UNI's PRide student organization and the American Association of University Women will host a UNI women's night out, featuring a shopping and philanthropic event called Make a New Year's Vendorlution, from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, on the top floor of UBS. Vendors showcasing their products include The Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Mary Kay and more. Fifteen percent of all proceeds from each vendor will go toward local womens' shelters and research for cancers affecting women. This event is open to the public. For ease, vendors ask that consumers pay in cash. An ATM will be available on site. For more information, contact Sheri Melby at 266-7581or Sara Wesselmann, wesselms@uni.edu, 712-540-3764.

'WHY, FELLY' AUDITIONS

Auditions are from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, in LNG 308. No preparation necessary and no experience required. Show dates are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 31, April 1 and 2. In the play, Felicia Lucretia Natasha Ann Meriwether recounts her life with Howie and "Good Morning Maypoint." The energy never drops as the brassy women and dim-witted men of MayPoint bring life to their small-town Oklahoma diner with their stories of love, loss and hotcakes.

CEDAR RIVER PRODUCTIONS MEMBERSHIP KICK-OFF

Cedar River Productions, a UNI student-run media production organization, is holding a kick-off screening showcase and party on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m., in LNG 222. The event will show past productions and focus on opportunities to be involved in future short films, webisodes, documentaries and commercials produced by students. All students are welcome.

HAITI ONE YEAR AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE

Michele Devlin, health, physical education and leisure services, will lecture on "Natural Disasters and Human Displacement: The Case of Haiti One Year after the Earthquake" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, in the CME. Devlin's lecture will focus on her work in Haiti as a volunteer with the International Red Cross. Devlin will facilitate a discussion on the growing problem of internally displaced populations due to global urbanization, mass human density and disasters.

CAB HOSTS FREE MOVIE

The Campus Activities Board (CAB), will present the film "LIfe As We Know It," at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, in the Ballroom, MAU. Enjoy free pop and popcorn.

FRIDAY EVENTS

UNI ATHLETICS' WOMEN AT PLAY TO BE HELD JAN. 28

The UNI Panther Scholarship Club and Department of Athletics will host the seventh annual Women At Play fundraiser featuring comedian Buzz Sutherland on Friday, Jan. 28, at Joker’s Comedy Club on Main Street in Cedar Falls. The social and silent auction will commence at 6:30 p.m., including complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and spirits, followed by a short program at 8 p.m. Individual tickets are $40 in advance; a table of four is available for $140. Tickets purchased at the door will be $45. For more information on Buzz, visit http://www.buzzsutherland.com/. All proceeds will benefit the Women At Play Endowment, the UNI female student-athlete scholarship fund. To purchase tickets, contact Elizabeth Hackbarth at 273-2468.

POETRY SLAM AT THE CME

Do you want to be heard? Do you have skills with lyrical words? The Center for Multicultural Education will host a Poetry Slam from 8 to 11 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, at the CME (upper level of MAU). Individuals interested in participating should be prepared to perform three rounds of original work. Stop by and check out creative performances throughout the evening.

UNI MUSEUM PRESENTS PHOTO EXHIBIT

UNI Museums' annual photography contest and exhibition features works from amateur photographers of all ages across Iowa. Admission is free, and the museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

PANTHER ATHLETICS

Wrestling hosts Northern Illinois at 7 p.m.,  Friday, Jan. 28, in the West Gym. Track and Field hosts the Jack Jennett Invitational on Friday, Jan. 28, in the UNI-Dome.

SATURDAY EVENTS

'WHAT YOU WILL' ART EXHIBITION

 “What You Will” is an invitational exhibition honoring Saturnalia, an ancient winter tradition celebrating revelry, misrule and inversion. It's part of a yearlong series of events featuring UNI Department of Art alumni titled "Time is Ripe." Participants include: Gillian Christy, Noah Doely, Pam Echeverria, Sarah German, Inok Kalkwarf, Matt Kelleher, Abinadi Meza, Chawne Paige, Angela Pease, Tyler Speicher, Trent Stainbrook and Margaret Whiting. Gallery hours are  noon to 5 p.m. Free. 

UNI MUSEUM PRESENTS PHOTO EXHIBIT

UNI Museums' annual photography contest and exhibition, features works from amateur photographers of all ages across Iowa. Admission is free, and the museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Women's basketball hosts Bradley at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, in the McLeod Center.

2011 CLARINET SYMPOSIUM

UNI School of Music faculty artist Amanda McCandless will coordinate the 2011 Clarinet Symposium on Saturday, Jan. 29, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The event will feature master classes and performances by guest artists Andrew Seigel, clarinet, and Eric Mandat, clarinet. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information, call 273-2028.

SALSA DANCE

Beginning salsa dance lessons will be offered at 7 p.m. and a salsa dance will be held from 8 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St. Attire is semiformal. All are welcome. This event is free. Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=191267087556158.

SUNDAY EVENTS

'WHAT YOU WILL' ART EXHIBITION

 “What You Will” is an invitational exhibition honoring Saturnalia, an ancient winter tradition celebrating revelry, misrule and inversion. It's part of a yearlong series of events featuring UNI Department of Art alumni titled "Time is Ripe." Participants include: Gillian Christy, Noah Doely, Pam Echeverria, Sarah German, Inok Kalkwarf, Matt Kelleher, Abinadi Meza, Chawne Paige, Angela Pease, Tyler Speicher, Trent Stainbrook and Margaret Whiting. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Sunday.