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Thursday, Mar 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

GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP PANEL

A panel on government leadership will be presented at 3:45 p.m., Thursday, March 24, in the State College Room, MAU. Panel members are Joel Anderson, president, Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG); Patricia Harper, former representative and senator in the Iowa Legislature; and James Kenyon, school board member, Cedar Falls. This event is free and open to the public.

'WHAT DARWIN NEVER KNEW'

Join the Plinian Society for a presentation of "What Darwin Never Knew" at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 24. This is a Nova Science production. Snacks will be provided during the program.

TALK POLITICS: GUN RIGHTS AND RESTRICTIONS

Perhaps one of the most controversial amendments to the U.S. Constitution is the Second Amendment. Is there a right to bear arms for private citizens who are not in a militia, or do only militias have that right? Should there be restrictions on guns, or are restrictions in violation of the Second Amendment? Sheriff Tony Thompson will join the discussion. Voice your opinions at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 24, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: CONCERT CHORALE

After returning from its spring break performance at Carnegie Hall, the UNI Concert Chorale will offer a Spotlight Series Concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

FREE SCREENING OF THE FILM 'CONVICTION'

Attend a screening of the feature film "Conviction"  at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 24, in 002 SAB. The film chronicles the true story of Betty Anne Waters' 18-year effort to put herself through college and law school to challenge the wrongful conviction of her older brother, Kenny. Kenny Waters was exonerated in 2001 with assistance from the national Innocence Project after spending a third of his life in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The film stars Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. The screening is free and open to the public. More information is available at www.iowainnocence.org.

CAB PRESENTS THE MOVIE 'LITTLE FOCKERS'

The Campus Activities Board presents "Little Fockers" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday March 24, in the Ballroom, MAU. Free popcorn and soda will be provided. Movie synopsis: It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get "in" with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack (Robert De Niro). When Greg and Pam’s entire clan descends for the twins’ birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he’s fully capable as the man of the house.

RHO EPSILON (REAL ESTATE CLUB) MEETING

UNI's Real Estate organization, Rho Epsilon, will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 24, in CBB 227 (please note the change from our regular Tuesday night meetings). This meeting will include presentations from Peoples Company and Vista Real Estate Investment, both from the Des Moines area. Come learn about the companies and the opportunities they have available for internships and full-time employment. After the presentation the group will head to the OP for free pizza. All majors are welcome. Any questions, feel free to contact Amanda Donovan at adonovan@uni.edu.

FRIDAY EVENTS

UNI CHORAL INVITATIONAL

The School of Music will host the UNI Choral Invitational on Friday, March 25. Participants from Iowa high schools will gather at UNI to engage in a day of choral music. For more information or to register, contact music@uni.edu.

RHA'VE 2.0

RHA's epic dance party is back, this time to support the March of Dimes. Dance the night away with music played by a live DJ from 9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, March 25, in the West Gym. To keep you going, RHA will provide refreshments. Admission is free. Feeling generous? Buy a glow stick for $1; all proceeds go to the March of Dimes. General donations are also accepted.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: UNI SINGERS & WOMEN'S CHORUS

The UNI Singers and Women's Chorus will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 25, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

SATURDAY EVENTS

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

An exhibition showcasing outstanding recent works by students in the UNI Department of Art will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 25. The juror for this year's competitive exhibition is Kansas City-based gallery owner and director Sherry Leedy. Open noon to 5 p.m. http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.

UNI STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINING ORGANIZATION'S SPRING THAW 2011

In honor of  National Athletic Training Month, the UNI Student Athletic Training Organization will host a Spring Thaw Walk/Run at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 26. The route is about 1.5 miles long and will begin and end at the WRC. Registration forms are at http://www.uni.edu/coe/departments/school-health-physical-education-leisure-services/athletic-training. The cost of the event is $15 which includes a T-shirt if registration is submitted before Friday, March 18. More information and registration forms are available at the above website.

NAVY GOES GREEN

Chief Armaun Bartee and Petty Officer Issachar (Izzy) Lane, U.S. Navy, will discuss plans to decrease dependence on oil and obtain 50 percent of our energy needs from non-fossil-fuel sources within 10 years. The sources include biofuels, solar panels, wind turbines and geothermal power. This lecture will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 26, at University Book & Supply.

SATURDAY FILM SERIES: 'THE PRIVATE LIFE OF PLANTS'

In this ground-breaking series, David Attenborough takes the viewer on a guided tour through the secret world of plants to see things no unaided eye could witness. "Episode I: Traveling" will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 26, at the University Museum.

UNI-CUE SPEAKER SERIES: HOW TO BECOME ECONOMICALLY VIABLE

The UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE) will host an economic summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at its facility, located at 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo. Guest speakers from area counseling agencies and financial institutions will present on the following topics: savings, investments and finance; credit worthiness; banking and business development; business plans; and business programs. The summit is offered at no cost and is open to the public. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, call 433-1220.

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND

The UNI Suzuki School will present its biannual recital weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, in Russell Hall. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki. This event is free and open to the public.

I LOVE THE '90S: THE PARTY SPRING DANCE

Come celebrate the decade that made us all who we are. Back when Nickelodeon was cool, MTV played music, Lance and Ricky were "straight" and none of us had any fashion sense. Come dressed in your favorite '90s getup and celebrate the '90s with Alpha Psi Omega: TAP from 9:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 26, in the APR (downstairs in the Strayer-Wood Theatre). Admission is $3, or $2 with a program from UNISTA's 10-Minute Play Festival. All profits will be donated to the Humane Society.  

UNISTA PRESENTS THE 5TH ANNUAL 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

The 5th annual 10-Minute Play Festival features six plays written, directed and performed entirely by UNI students and alumni. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 26, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 27, in the BMT inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $4 and will be sold at the door before the performances. More information is at www.unistaonline.org.

LEWIS BLACK 'IN GOD WE RUST' COMING TO GBPAC

UNI’s Gallagher-Bluedorn will present comedian Lewis Black and his show “In God We Rust” on Saturday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available. UNI student ticket prices are $31, $26 and $21. Tickets can be purchased through any UNItix outlet, online at www.unitix.uni.edu or by calling 319-273-4TIX.

SUNDAY EVENTS

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

An exhibition showcasing outstanding recent works by students in the UNI Department of Art will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 25. The juror for this year's competitive exhibition is Kansas City-based gallery owner and director Sherry Leedy. Open noon to 5 p.m. http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND

The UNI Suzuki School will present its biannual recital weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, in Russell Hall. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki. This event is free and open to the public.

UNISTA PRESENTS THE 5TH ANNUAL 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

The 5th annual 10-Minute Play Festival features six plays written, directed and performed entirely by UNI students and alumni. Performance will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 27, in the BMT inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $4 and will be sold at the door before the performances. More information is at www.unistaonline.org.