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Thursday, Mar 31, 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

HALF-OFF BOOK SALE ONE DAY ONLY

Rod Library will offer all items in its library book sale for half off on Thursday, March 31. Hardcover books, DVDs and CDs will be $1; paperbacks, VHS, LPs and cassettes will be 50 cents; and prints will be 25 cents. Come check out the bargains in the library lobby.

KATE BORNSTEIN PRESENTS 'ON MEN, WOMEN, AND THE REST OF US'

Join UNI Proud and the Women's and Gender Studies program during the Pride Week celebration with keynote speaker Kate Bornstein, an author, playwright, performer and gender theorist. Bornstein will host a talk-back session at 9 a.m., Thursday, March 31, in the CME. 

VISITING ARTIST JAMES TISDALE

James Tisdale will be a visiting artist in the Department of Art. He will demonstrate how he makes his figurative ceramic sculpture from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in the Ceramics Lab, 126 KAB. Tisdale will give a lecture about his artwork at 7 p.m. in the Art Auditorium, 111 KAB.

INTERPRETERS THEATRE PRESENTS 'WHY, FELLY'

The UNI Interpreters Theatre will present "Why, Felly" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 31 through April 2, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 LNG. The Hollywood folk are in town, and MayPoint is all abuzz. 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. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Angela Glunz, graduate assistant, at glunza@uni.edu or 273-6728.

HARI SHANKAR MEMORIAL LECTURE

The Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture and the mathematics department will present Joel Haack, professor of mathematics, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, who will speak on "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things." The lecture will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in Lantz Auditorium, 137 MSH. Dean Haack will consider a few of his favorites things, all examples of connections between mathematics and the arts and humanities. A reception will follow. For more information, contact the mathematics department at 273-2631.

MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION WORKSHOP

Ryan Melloy, manager of industrial relations, John Deere Waterloo Works, and Gerri Perreault, director, UNI Leadership Studies Program, will lead a workshop on mediation and arbitration, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in the  State College Room, MAU. Free and open to the public.

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION SPEAKER BARBARA PIERCE TO SPEAK AT UNI

Barbara Pierce of Eastman Kodak will discuss ways of communicating in a multicultural world at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in the Commons Ballroom. Every month the UNI PRSSA chapter has a theme regarding public relations. For March, the theme is Intercultural Public Relations. The chapter, along with Pierce, will provide the opportunity to learn about and see examples of how to work with and among different cultures in the workplace. 

CONGO AND THE GREAT LAKES REGION OF AFRICA: A GLOBAL APPEAL FOR JUSTICE

Claude Gatebuke and Kambale Musavuli, representing the Washington-based organization Friends of the Congo, will discuss change for a region that for many years has been the scene of mass atrocities and crimes against humanity at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in 109 CBB. Co-sponsored and organized by UNI-STAND and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/chge/news-exchange.

FRIDAY EVENTS

UNI ENTREPRENEURSHIP SYMPOSIUM & FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH KICKOFF

Attend the free Entrepreneurship Symposium & Financial Literacy Month kickoff from 1 to 4:45 p.m., Friday, April 1, in the University Room, MAU. Presentations are scheduled as follows: 1 p.m., entrepreneurs panel; 2:15 p.m., banking, credit and loans; 3:20 p.m., insurance; 4 p.m., investments. The entrepreneurs panel will feature successful UNI graduates and one current student. This event is open to the public. Come and go as needed. For more information, visit www.jpec.org/symposium.htm or contact jpec@uni.edu or 273-JPEC.

MONITORING THE EARTH: SPACE GEODESY IN GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH

The Department of Geography and the Program in Research and Outreach in Geography between Russia and the United States (PROGRUS) welcomes German Kuroshev, head of cartography and geoinformatics at St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia. Kuroshev authored several books on geodesy and cartography and directed geo-engineering surveys for construction of major hydroelectric power plants in the USSR. Kuroshev will discuss "Methods of Space Geodesy in Geographic Research" which will cover the latest achievements in Earth precise measurements using space technology. The lecture will take place at 3 p.m., Friday, April 1, in ITTC 29. Refreshments will be provided.

INTERPRETERS THEATRE PRESENTS 'WHY, FELLY'

The UNI Interpreters Theatre will present "Why, Felly" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 31 through April 2, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 LNG. The Hollywood folk are in town, and MayPoint is all abuzz. 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. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Angela Glunz, graduate assistant, at glunza@uni.edu or 273-6728.

SALSA DANCE

A Salsa Dance will be hosted by the Wesley Foundation from 7:30 to 11 p.m., Friday, April 1, at 2422 College St. Free beginner salsa dance lessons will be offered from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dress is semiformal. All are welcome. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=190758680959384.

GOOSE NECK

See the first production of "Goose Neck," an original dark comedy, jam-packed with infomercials, magic choppers, kidnapping, "General Hospital," gunpowder, love, failure, apple-pie monsters, reconciliation, Jesus and goose necking topped with an ammonium nitrate fertilizer charge. The play will debut at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 1. Additional performances will be held at 7: 30 p.m., Saturday, April 2, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 3, at the BMT inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. A talkback/thesis presentation will follow the Sunday performance. Admission is free.

UNI ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY SPRING SHOW

UNI Orchesis Dance Company presents “Synergy,” a concert of choreographic works created by UNI faculty and students. The performances are at 7:30 pm., Friday, April 1, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2, at the Oster Regent Theatre. Admission is $5 for UNI students (with valid ID) and $8 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from any Orchesis member. For advance ticket sales, contact Amanda Vester at vestera@uni.edu.

SATURDAY EVENTS

2011 COLORGUARD AUDITIONS

Panther Marching Band Colorguard auditions will be held Saturday, April 2, in the West Gym. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/music/marchingband/colorguard/index.html, e-mail amy.hunzelman@uni.edu or call 273-3679.

FELONS, THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND CIVIC DEATH

Abraham Funchess, executive director of the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights, will lead a discussion on felons, the right to vote and civic death from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 2, at University Book & Supply. The discussion is free and open to public. Sponsored by UNI American Democracy Program and University Book & Supply.

SATURDAY FILM SERIES: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF PLANTS

"Episode 2: Growing" will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2, at the University Museum. In this groundbreaking series, David Attenborough takes the viewer on a guided tour through the secret world of plants to see things no unaided eye could witness.

INTERPRETERS THEATRE PRESENTS 'WHY, FELLY'

The UNI Interpreters Theatre will present "Why, Felly" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 31 through April 2, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 LNG. The Hollywood folk are in town, and MayPoint is all abuzz. 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. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Angela Glunz, graduate assistant, at glunza@uni.edu or 273-6728. 

PANTHER ATHLETICS

The Panthers host Southern Illinois in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 2, at noon and on Sunday, April 3, in a single game at noon. All games are at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

UNI tenis hosts Drake at noon, Sunday, April 3, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo.

SWISHES FOR WISHES (3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT)

The Iowa Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Cedar Valley Committee will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to raise money for children with life-threatening illnesses, from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 2, at the WRC, in the upper rec gyms. Registration is $40 per team with a minimum of three and a maximum of four players per team. Registration includes a tournament T-shirt, double elimination 3-on-3 and the opportunity to join the three-point contest. To register, visit www.swishesforwishes.com. A late processing fee of $20 will be charged for teams registering after March 23. Organized by Campaign Methods class.

GOOSE NECK

See the first production of "Goose Neck," an original dark comedy, jam-packed with infomercials, magic choppers, kidnapping, "General Hospital," gunpowder, love, failure, apple-pie monsters, reconciliation, Jesus and goose necking topped with an ammonium nitrate fertilizer charge. The play will debut at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 1. Additional performances will be held at 7: 30 p.m., Saturday, April 2, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 3, at the BMT inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. A talkback/thesis presentation will follow the Sunday performance. Admission is free.

UNI ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY SPRING SHOW

UNI Orchesis Dance Company presents “Synergy,” a concert of choreographic works created by UNI faculty and students. The performances are at 7:30 pm., Friday, April 1, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2, at the Oster Regent Theatre. Admission is $5 for UNI students (with valid ID) and $8 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from any Orchesis member. For advance ticket sales, contact Amanda Vester at vestera@uni.edu.

SUNDAY EVENTS

ST. STEPHEN THE WITNESS CATHOLIC STUDENT CENTER CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

On Sunday, April 3, St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will celebrate 20 years of campus ministry in its current facilities. Following the 10:30 a.m. Mass there will be a short presentation and meal in the Student Center Social Hall. All are welcome to attend. The Student Center Chapel and offices were originally built in 1991. For more information, call 266-9863.

XI MAN COMPETITION

The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta will host Xi Man, a male pageant and talent show to raise awareness and funds for Autism Speaks (a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and research funds for children with autism). Eight men will compete for points in six different categories, and the man with the most points will be the winner. The pageant will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Price Lab School Auditorium on Sunday, April 3. Cost of admission is $3 per person. 

GOOSE NECK

See the first production of "Goose Neck," an original dark comedy, jam-packed with infomercials, magic choppers, kidnapping, "General Hospital," gunpowder, love, failure, apple-pie monsters, reconciliation, Jesus and goose necking topped with an ammonium nitrate fertilizer charge. The play will debut at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 1. Additional performances will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 3, at the BMT inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. A talkback/thesis presentation will follow the Sunday performance. Admission is free. 

PANTHER ATHLETICS

The Panthers host Southern Illinois in a double header on Saturday, April 2 starting at noon and on Sunday, April 3 in a single game starting at noon. All games are at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

UNI tennis hosts Drake at noon, Sunday, April 3, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo.