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Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012

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

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

A competition showcasing outstanding recent works by students in the Department of Art will be on display at the UNI Gallery of Art, KAB. The juror this year is Gilbert Vicario, senior curator at the Des Moines Art Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.

GRAD FEST FOR CLASS OF 2012

Stop by MoJo's from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 12, for free pizza and a gift from the UNI Alumni Association. You could win lots of great prizes for attending. While there, sign up for the Alumni Association and get cool stuff. Attendees can sign up to win a free iPad. Must be present to win.

CAB CARNIVAL -- LASER TAG AND HUMAN BOWLING

What's more fun then laser tag and human bowling, at night, on top of Maucker Union? Nothing. Come enjoy laser tag provided by the same company featured at UNI Dance Marathon. And human bowling... rolling around in a giant blowup hamster ball. Enjoy this capstone event to CAB week from 7 to 10 p.m., Thursday, April 12, on the roof MAU.

UNI EARTH WEEK CELEBRATION: FILM SCREENING

Forget everything you know about a typical documentary and follow young couple Grant and Jen as they let you into their lives for one year, sharing moments of humor, struggle, and hope as they compete with each other to give up consumerism and produce zero garbage. The film "Clean Bin Project," will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in the CEEE Auditorium.

UNI'S SAVE FORUM ACTORS PERFORMANCE

Explore the complexities of relationships and the power of bystander intervention with the Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) Forum Actors. This performance allows for your own thoughts about gender stereotypes, consent and the roles of violence in our community, to be highlighted through audience participation. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, April 11 and 12, in 040 LNG. For more information, email Amandajean Nolte.

'BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL'

"Bat Boy: The Musical," music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in SWT. Purchase tickets online or call 273-4TIX.

7TH ANNUAL LAST BLAST DANCE

Attend the 7th Annual Last Blast Dance "A Night on the Town," from 8 to 11 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in the Ballroom, COM. Hosted by the University Honors Program

FREE OUTDOOR OBSERVATORY SHOW

There will be a free outdoor observatory show at 9 p.m, Thursday.  Meet just outside 137 MSH before the start time so you can be directed to the roof.  

FRIDAY EVENTS

'GO TEAL' DAY

Wear teal ribbons to show support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Friday, April 13.  Encourage friends, family, coworkers, professors and others to participate. For information on how to get ribbons, email Mark Rowe, violence intervention services, or call 273-3423.

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

A competition showcasing outstanding recent works by students in the Department of Art will be on display at the UNI Gallery of Art, KAB. The juror this year is Gilbert Vicario, senior curator at the Des Moines Art Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

UNI faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a Time Management Workshop presented by David C. Towle, UNI Counseling Center. The workshop will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 13, in 012 at UNI-CUE, in Waterloo.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEGRO MUSICIANS, INC., MIDWEST CONFERENCE

The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., Midwest Conference will be held Friday, April 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC hosted by The George Walker Society of Music. Featured events include: 1 to 3 p.m., a lecture "Blazing a Musical Trail on Pennsylvania Avenue: African American Opera and Concert Singers at the White House," by Maurice B. Wheeler, University of North Texas; 3 to 5 p.m. , string scholarship competition; 5 to 6 p.m., conversations with Simon Estes, world-renowned opera star and Iowa native; and 7:30 to 9 p.m., a Young Artist's Concert featuring UNI School of Music students. The conference fee is $25. To register for the conference, call 273-2797. Events are open to the public.

RELAY FOR LIFE

Did you know that one in two men and one in three women will get cancer at some point in their lifetime? Join the campus community for a night of cancer fighting at the 10th annual Relay For Life of UNI sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Relay will start at 6 p.m., Friday, April 13, in the McLeod Center and will conclude the following morning at 6 a.m. There will be a photobooth, live bands, multiple performances by student groups, a root beer pong tournament, a BWW blazin' wing challenge and more. Register online or simply donate if you are unable to attend. Come celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. For more information, email Emily Droessler.

'BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL'

"Bat Boy: The Musical," music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Friday, in SWT. Purchase tickets online or call 273-4TIX.

SATURDAY EVENTS

DO RUN RUN 5K RUN/WALK - 'STRIP & GO RUN'

UNI Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host the annual Do Run Run 5K Run/Walk for the St. Vincent De Paul Society, whose mission is to help the less fortunate on a person-to-person basis. For this reason, UNI PRSSA is asking the public to get active and donate clothing throughout the race at five different checkpoints. Registration information can be found online

USA ULTIMATE FRISBEE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

UNI Men's and Women's Ultimate team will begin the trip to Nationals by hosting the Conference Championships in Cedar Falls. The tournament will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, on the soccer fields located behind the WRC. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

HONORS RESEARCH DAY

Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects on Saturday, April 14. The event begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., in the Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge. Following will be eight concurrent sessions of research presentations in Lang Hall Rooms 208, 211, 222 and 223. View the complete schedule online. Presentations are open to the public.

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

A competition showcasing outstanding recent works by students in the Department of Art will be on display at the UNI Gallery of Art, KAB. The juror this year is Gilbert Vicario, senior curator at the Des Moines Art Center. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Free.

FILM: 'GOOD HAIR'

Chris Rock's documentary "Good Hair," is presented in conjunction with the exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? on display at the University Museum Feb. 6 through June 9. View the film from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at the University Museum. Run time is 98 minutes.

MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE SHOW AND WORKSHOP

The Middle Eastern Dance Club will host performances of a variety of styles of Middle Eastern and Turkish dance (e.g., belly dance) at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, in the CME. Sonya, an award winning dancer from Chicago, is the featured performer and will teach a veil choreography workshop earlier in the day. For more information, send an email

'BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL'

"Bat Boy: The Musical," music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, in SWT. Purchase tickets online or call 273-4TIX.

SUNDAY EVENTS

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

A competition showcasing outstanding recent works by students in the Department of Art will be on display at the UNI Gallery of Art, KAB. The juror this year is Gilbert Vicario, senior curator at the Des Moines Art Center. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Free.

'BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL'

"Bat Boy: The Musical," music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, will be shown at 2 p.m., Sunday, in SWT. Purchase tickets online or call 273-4TIX.