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Thursday, Mar 3, 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

STUDENT READING ASSOCIATION BOOK FAIR

Need new books? Check out the selection at SRA's Scholastic Book Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, through Thursday, March 3, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, March 4, in the SEC Lobby. Books for all ages at great prices.

TURKISH CONSUL GENERAL TO SPEAK ON TURKISH-AMERICAN RELATIONS

Fatih Yildiz, consul general to the Turkish Consulate in Chicago, will speak on Turkish foreign policy and Turkish-American relations from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in 115 SRL. A reception in his honor will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Yildiz will also meet and talk to Turkish-American community members of TASIOWA later in the evening. Yildiz's biography is at http://www.chicago.cg.mfa.gov.tr/AmbassadorsBio.aspx.

CHANGE LEADERSHIP

UNI's Leadership Studies will host a workshop on stages of change from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in the State College Room, MAU. Workshop leaders are Molly Schmidt, manager of training and development at Veridian Credit Union, and Gerri Perreault, UNI Leadership Studies. Participants will have the opportunity to assess where they are in the change process. Schmidt and Perreault will discuss the different stages of change that individuals and organizations may be involved in.

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FILM

In conjunction with Women's History Month, Women's & Gender Studies will show the film "The Codes of Gender: Identity & Performance in Pop Culture" at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in Room 324, LIB.

COMMUNICATION STUDENT ASSOCIATION MEETING

Join members of the UNI Communication Student Association for a meeting from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in the Oak Room, MAU. CSA members as well as current or potential communication majors/minors are welcome. Andrea Barker, director of marketing and communication for Wheaton Fransican Healthcare, will speak during the meeting.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: MATTHEW COLEY, PERCUSSION

Visiting artist Matthew Coley will present a percussion recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Coley is a marimba, percussion and dulcimer artist specializing in contemporary solo and chamber music and concert. He performs regularly as a soloist throughout the U.S. and Europe, and has performed as a soloist with the San Francisco Sinfonietta, Millennium Chamber Players, Moldavian Philharmonic and Tele-Radio Orchestras. This event is free and open to the public.

CASINO NIGHT

"Let the Good Times Roll..." CAB Casino Night will be held from 7 to 10 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in Maucker Union. Play bingo, poker, blackjack, roulette and craps. Prizes will be drawn and free food will be provided. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/cab/.

ATHLETICS

UNI women's basketball hosts Indiana State at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in the McLeod Center.

'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 2 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at the SWT.

FRIDAY EVENTS

SIGMA DELTA PI'S GUATEMALAN CRAFT SALE

UNI's Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, will sell Guatemalan handmade crafts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, March 4, in Maucker Union. All proceeds will go to Guatemalans affected by the Postville Raids of 2008. Crafts range from purses and wallets to shawls, and bookmarks. Purchases must be made by cash.

'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 2 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at the SWT.

FRENCH ART-SONG RECITAL

The UNI Voice Division will present a recital of French art songs at 8 p.m., Friday, March 4, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

NO SHAME THEATRE

UNI's No Shame Theatre is a performance venue for anyone who has something to perform: songs, plays, stories, stand-up and poetry. There are three rules. The performance must be under five minutes, 100 percent original and physically harmless. The doors open at 9:30 p.m., and the show begins at 10 p.m., Friday, March 4, in 108 CAC.

SATURDAY EVENTS

LATINO BALL 2011 BLACK & WHITE

HSLU is hosting a Latino Ball 2011 Black & White from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 5, in the Ballroom, MAU. The evening includes performances, dance, food and music. Attire is black and white. The event is free and open to the UNI campus and the community.

ATHLETICS

UNI will host Illinois State at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 5, in the McLeod Center. UNI will recognize its seniors prior to the game, and the team will celebrate its Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship following the game.

'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 2 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at the SWT.

RELAY FOR LIFE

The Relay For Life Kick-Off is Saturday, March 5, at The HuB on Main Street. Come see I'm Prettier Than You and Lick It Ticket. Bring your UNI student ID and driver's license. Must be 18 years or older to attend. If you have questions, contact Sarah McCarty at mccartys@uni.edu

SUNDAY EVENTS

'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 2 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at the SWT.

'LET'S TALK' ABOUT DIVERSITY

The Social Justice committee of the Residence Hall Association will host "Let's Talk" from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, March 6, in Sabin Hall, for all students who want to learn more about diversity. A panel of students from different diversity organizations on campus, such as GLBTA and the Muslim Student Association, will discuss diversity at UNI. A certificate will be given to every student who attends. Cookies and lemonade will be provided.