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Wednesday, Feb 22, 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

SPOTLIGHT ON STEM DAY

Attention teacher education students: find out about the challenges preK-12 teachers face as they integrate technology and new earth-science, inquiry and/or math-based programs into the STEM classroom while still meeting their school's need to increase student achievement Thursday, Feb. 23. See award-winning projects and table displays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the student lounge on the first floor, ITTC. Spotlight Presentations will be held every 30 minutes from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in ITTC labs. This event is free. For more information, email Doreen Hayek or call 273-7300.

GOALSETTING FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR

Learn basic strategies for goalsetting from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in 033 BCS. These will be useful for an entrepreneur to reach business goals. Advance registration is required. For more information, send an email.

AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION WINGFEST 2012

UNI's American Marketing Association will host its first WingFest at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Pump Haus. Teams of two will be given two pounds of wings to eat in three minutes. Teams will be judged on differential weighing from before and after. The cost is $30 per team ($15 per person). The winning team will receive $100. To sign up a team, email Kelsey Erenberger.

FREE PLANETARIUM SHOW

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

CAB COUNTRY NIGHT

The Campus Activities Board will host a country night from 7 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in MAU.

LECTURE BY CARL WILKENS

Carl Wilkens, the only American to remain in Rwanda during the entire 1994 genocide, will make a presentation at UNI on "The Power of Stories and Service to End Genocide" at  7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in 109 CBB. Wilkens' choice to stay and help resulted in saving the lives of several adults and prevented the massacre of hundreds of children. Wilkens was featured in PBS Frontline’s "Ghosts of Rwanda" and "The Few Who Stayed: Defying Genocide," an American Radio Works documentary which aired on NPR.

FINAL THURSDAY READING SERIES

Nancy Price will speak at the Final Thursday Reading Series from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Hearst Center for Arts, 304 West Seerley Blvd.

UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES: NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band will offer a shared Spotlight Series concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in the GBPAC featuring guest composer and conductor Dan Welcher. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

'DYING CITY'

The drama "Dying City" will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in SWT. Free for UNI students.

FRIDAY EVENTS

CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Faculty, staff and students are invited to register for UNI's first-ever Conference on African-American Children and Families, Friday, Feb. 24, in the SEC. State and national educators, policy makers, health professionals and anyone committed to improving the lives of children are invited. For more information, call Gloria Kirkland Holmes, curriculum & instruction, at 273-2007.

NINJA STUDY CLUB

Cognitive biases are mental shortcuts that lead to poor reasoning and bad decision-making. Attend the Ninja Study Club meeting from 2 to 2:50 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in 035 ITTC. We will use our ninja mojo to identify and subdue common cognitive biases. Come learn to be a sharper thinker, reader, writer or talker. Anyone can come and learn how to be a study ninja.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: A TOAST FOR CHANGE RECEPTION

The "Toast for Change Reception" will start at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in the Commons Ballroom. The program will begin at 7 and a celebration dance will follow at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10; purchase at the SIAC office in upper level, MAU. 

'DYING CITY'

The drama "Dying City" will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Friday, in SWT. Free for UNI students.

'THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR'

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

PINK ZONE UNI WOMEN’S BASKETBALL GAME

Wear pink to the UNI Women’s Basketball game against Creighton at 8:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at the McLeod Center, to show cancer awareness. There will be a silent auction on the south end of the concourse where fans will have a chance to bid on items with all proceeds benefitting Colleges Against Cancer. The first 500 fans through the door will receive a free "PINK" commemorative three-point sign. For more information, send an email.

SATURDAY EVENTS

FIRST UNI DANCE MARATHON BIG EVENT

Be part of the first UNI Dance Marathon, from noon to midnight, Saturday Feb. 25, in MAU. Pre-registration cost is $12, which includes Texas Roadhouse Lunch, Panda Express Dinner, a T-shirt and free entertainment. Come enjoy dancing, performances, lazer tag, food and games. Help UNI Dance Marathon reach it's goal of $14,000.

'DYING CITY'

The drama "Dying City" will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, in SWT. Free for UNI students.

'THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR'

"The Government Inspector" will be held 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

UNI AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB BOWLING

Join the American Sign Language Club for bowling from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, at Valley Park Lanes, 1931 Valley Park Dr., Cedar Falls. All are welcome, regardless of signing ability or hearing status. For more information, email Karlene Kischer-Browne.

'DYING CITY'

The drama "Dying City" will be shown at 2 p.m., Sunday, in SWT. Free for UNI students.

'THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR'

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

FINAL WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HOME GAME

The UNI Women's Basketball team will play its final regular season home game at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, against the Drake Bulldogs for "Senior Day." at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, in the McLeod Center for "Senior Day." Don't miss  halftime, as Granny Basketball will perform a unique style of basketball. For more information, send an email.