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Wednesday, Feb 15, 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

DARWIN WEEK 2012

Join the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers for Darwin Week 2012, Feb. 13 through 16. Darwin Week is a weeklong celebration of science and critical thought in honor of Charles Darwin's birthday. Today's keynote address at 7 p.m., in the CME is on "A Universe from Nothing." The themes for each day include skepticism, sexuality, diversity and origins. All events are free and open to the public. 

EFFECTIVE COLLEGE READERS WORKSHOP

Want to learn reading strategies to help with your college reading? The College Reading and Learning Center will host the workshop "Seven Habits of Highly Effective College Readers," from 1 to 1:50 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 035 ITTC. The workshop will give you strategies for college-level reading and allow you the opportunity to ask questions you may have about college reading. Register online or call 273-2361. The workshop is free to all currently enrolled UNI students.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

The federal government is one of the largest employers in the U.S. With a unique hiring process, getting hired for a government job creates challenges not faced in other fields. Learn about available job opportunities, job search strategies and federal resumes at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 009 GIL. For more information, contact Isabela Varela.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE FBI

FBI agents will be on campus to talk to students about career and internship opportunities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 009 GIL. Open to everyone in the UNI community. For more information, email Isabela Varela.

NEWS TALK: NEWSPAPERS & DECISION MAKING

Nancy Newhoff, editor of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier, will speak from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Oak Room, MAU.

RHO EPSILON MEETING

Rho Epsilon will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 131 CBB. The presenter will be Peoples Company, a leading provider of land brokerage, land auctions, land management, land valuation, crop insurance and land development services. Come learn about the company and the opportunities they have available. After the presentation the group will head to the OP for free pizza and beverages. All majors are welcome. For more information, email Charlie Peterson.

CSA MEETING

Carol Lily, Community Main Street director, will speak at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Carol will discuss her involvement with the Cedar Valley as well as answer questions about how to get more involved with the community. Carol will also provide information on how to potentially intern with Community Main Street. For more information, send an email.

WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN - FIT OVER 40

Learn to develop an exercise program tailored to your body, goals and lifestyle. The Fit Over 40 workshop is available to students, faculty, staff and spouses and will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 204 WRC.  The cost is $15.  For more information or to sign up, contact Erin Nielsen

CAB HOSTS DINNER AND A MOVIE

The Campus Activities Board will host dinner and a movie on Thursday, Feb. 16, in MAU. If you would like the dinner portion you must register on the UNI CAB Facebook page. Reservations can be made for two to eight people. Seating will begin at 7 p.m. and the film "Eat Pray Love" will be shown at 7:30 p.m.

BSU FASHION SHOW

UNI's Black Student Union will host a fashion show featuring clothes from New York designer Nicole Lyricc, originally from Waterloo. The show will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in the coffee house, MAU.

FILM SCREENING: 'AMERICAN MEAT'

The Center for Energy & Environmental Education will host filmmaker Graham Meriwether and show his film "American Meat" from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in the auditorium, CEEE. A time for discussion will follow. Free and open to the public.

FREE PLANETARIUM SHOW

There will be two free Planetarium shows at 7 and 8 p.m., Thursday, in 105 LAT.

NISEA PANEL 'INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TEACHING'

Thinking about student teaching out-of-state or internationally? The North Iowa State Education Association (NISEA) will host a panel on international student teaching at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 320 SEC. Two UNI alumni will discuss their experiences student teaching in India and Spain. Snacks will be provided. For more infromation, email Renee Greiman.

FRIDAY EVENTS

61ST ANNUAL SINFONIAN DIMENSIONS IN JAZZ

The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music invite you to the 61st Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts to be held on Feb. 17 and 18, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Peter Apfelbaum, avant-garde jazz pianist, tenor saxophonist, drummer and composer, will be the featured guest artist at this year’s event. 

ATHLETIC APPAREL SALE

UNI will hold a sale of used athletic apparel items, such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jerseys, jackets, etc. The doors open at 8 a.m. and the sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 17, in the West Gym. All items will be priced at $5 each. There will be no preview or pre-sales. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal and all items must be removed by 1 p.m. Parking will be available in the A lot (Latham Lot) west of the West Gym. For more information, call Vince Heuer at 273-3527.

NINJA STUDY CLUB: ROD LIBRARY FIELD TRIP

The library is a critical weapon in the study ninja’s arsenal. Research guru Chris Neuhaus will equip the study ninjas with wise tactics for using library resources at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, in 286 Rod Library. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the College Reading and Learning Center.

FREE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM EXHIBIT: 'RACE: ARE WE SO DIFFERENT?'

"RACE: Are We So Different?" helps visitors understand what race is and what it's not. The exhibit explores three themes: the everyday experience of race, the contemporary science that is challenging common ideas about race and the history of this idea in the United States. The museum is open to the public Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 3219 Hudson Rd.

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Attend open mic night and perform your talent, whatever it is. The host for the night is poet Nicole Lyricc, who recently published a book "Words Transform." Open mic night will be held from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, in Lang Hall Auditorium.

'THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR'

"The Government Inspector," a comedy, will be performed at 7:30 p.m., at the Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St. For show times or more information, call 277-5283 or visit the Oster Regent Theatre website.

SATURDAY EVENTS

TENNIS

UNI Tennis takes on Western Illinois at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, in Waterloo.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM EXHIBIT AND SATURDAY FILM SERIES

"RACE: Are We So Different?" helps visitors understand what race is and what it's not. The film series is in conjuction with the exhibit. Saturday's film, "The Story We Tell" will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Saturday hours at the museum are from 1 to 4 p.m., at 3219 Hudson Rd. Free admission.

DIVINE 9 SHOWCASE

The Black Fraternities and Sororities, better known as the Divine 9, will present the history of their organizations and tear up the stage from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. They will show you how to stomp the yard.

SALSA DANCE

Salsa dance lessons will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., and social dancing will be from 8 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St. No partner needed, attire is semi-formal. All are welcome. The cost is $1 and all proceeds benefit UNI Dance Marathon. For more information, email Henry Williams.

JASON ALDEAN 'MY KIND OF PARTY TOUR'

Jason Aldean will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, in the UNI-Dome.

'THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR'

"The Government Inspector," a comedy, will be performed at 7:30 p.m., at the Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St. For show times or more information, call 277-5283 or visit the Oster Regent Theatre website.

SUNDAY EVENTS

'THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR'

"The Government Inspector," a comedy, will be performed at 2 p.m., at the Oster Regent Theatre, 103 Main St. For show times or more information, call 277-5283 or visit the Oster Regent Theatre website.

SPIRIT OF UGANDA AT THE GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN

Village Voice Spirit of Uganda will present a riveting program of music and dance at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, in the GBPAC. To the melodic tones of standing drums, with dramatic choreography and gorgeous call-and-response vocals, a cast of 22 performers, ages eight to 18, brings to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. These children promote awareness of Uganda’s dual crises of AIDS and civil war, and raise funds to support themselves and others in their homeland.