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Wednesday, Feb 29, 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

'TORTURE AND THE POSSIBILITY OF COMMUNITY'

Marjorie Cohn, author of "The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse" (2011) and "Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent" (2009), will speak on the problems of torture and the role it plays in the world community from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Cohn is professor of law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and immediate past president of the National Lawyers Guild. She lectures throughout the world on international human rights and U.S. foreign policy.

SOURCES OF FINANCING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES WORKSHOP

Learn about debt and equity financing for small businesses from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in 033 BCS. Advance registration is required. To register, call 273-5732.

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

Steven Shaffer, industrial hygienist for EMC Insurance Companies, will present "The Bad and the Ugly:  A Case for Chemical Management," from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in 201 MSH.

TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

The College Reading and Learning Center will sponsor "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Students: Time Management" from 4 to 4:50 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in 035 ITTC. This workshop will help students develop their time management strategies and explore new tips. The workshop is free to all currently enrolled UNI students. Register online or call 273-2361.

RHO EPSILON MEETING

UNI’s Real Estate organization, Rho Epsilon, will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in 131 CBB. The guest presenter is Rally Appraisal. Learn about the company and the opportunities available for internships and full-time employment. After the presentation, the group will head to the OP for free pizza. All majors are welcome. For more information, email Charlie Peterson.

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FILM: 'MAQULAPOLIS'

Maquilapolis, or “the city of factories” is a documentary about female workers in Tijuana’s assembly factories called maquiladoras. The film focuses on the personal stories and struggles of these women as they fight to better their living and working conditions. The film will be shown from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in 115 SRL.

CSA MEETING

The Communication Student Association (CSA) will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in the Presidential Room, MAU, to listen to Kelsey Motley of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network speak about the Top Ten Internship Program and the opportunities they have available. For more information, send an email

FREE PLANETARIUM SHOW

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

'THE FUTURE OF THE NEW MIDDLE EAST'

In this eye opening talk, Reza Aslan, a world-renowned expert on the Middle East, talks about the historical and societal shifts in this part of the world at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in the GBPAC. A new generation of youth are clamoring for their rights and freedoms -- and they drastically outnumber their elders. Seventy-five percent of the population of the Middle East is under the age of 35 and 50 percent is under the age of 25. The young, educated and politically motivated youth in places like Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and beyond have a new vision -- one that represents their values, not the values of the generation that preceded them. How will these sudden regime changes affect the world's economic and political climate? Aslan unravels the complexities of the new Middle East and shows what the future holds for this part of the world.

'DYING CITY'

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

MULTICULTURALISM AND DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM

Several speakers from different ethnicities and sexual orientations will discuss how their teachers made them feel comfortable and safe in the classroom and what else their teachers could have done to make them feel more included. This is a great way for pre-service teachers to learn how to make classrooms a safe and inclusive environment for all students. The meeting will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in 320 SEC. All education majors are welcome. To suggest speakers for this meeting, send an email.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: HANS STURM, DOUBLE BASS

Visiting artist Hans Sturm will present a double bass recital with UNI faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano, at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in the Bengston Auditorium RSL. Double bassist Hans Sturm has performed as soloist, chamber, orchestral, jazz and improvisational musician throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and the United States. Sturm received his doctorate from Northwestern University and is currently an associate professor and chair of the string department at Ball State University. This event is free and open to the public.

FRIDAY EVENTS

GUEST SPEAKER: EDUARDO BONILLA-SILVA, DUKE UNIVERSITY

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva from Duke University will give a guest lecture, "The invisible weight of whiteness: the racial grammar of everyday life in contemporary America" at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 2, in 002 SAB. Bonilla-Silva will discuss racial grammar and how this grammar sets white supremacy as the standards for many social events and transactions. Join the discussion of why its important to understand how it works in order to fight its poisonous effects.

NORTHERN IOWA BACH CANTANA SERIES

Members of the UNI Cantorei, Wind Symphony and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will collaborate under the direction of conductor John Len Wiles to present Bach’s Jesus, nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22, at 12:15 p.m., Friday, March 2, in the McElroy Lobby, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

NINJA STUDY CLUB

Ninjas not only prepare for their current missions, but they also plan for the future. This week the group will apply its ninja reflexes and laser-focus to the art of interviewing and the connections between job-hunting and schoolwork from 2 to 2:50 p.m., Friday, March 2, in 035 ITTC. Anyone can come and learn how to be a study ninja.

TAPING OF IPR'S 'RIVER TO RIVER'

UNI will host a taping of Iowa Public Radio's show "River to River," from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. The show will air the following Monday, March 5. Discussions will include the latest about the 2012 presidential election and Iowa's legislative priorities. Forum participants are Dennis Goldford of Drake University, James Q. Lynch of The Gazette, and Chris Larimer and Donna Hoffman of UNI. The public and students are invited to participate.

UNI HUNGER GAMES

Rod Library will host UNI Hunger Games from 7 p.m. to midnight, Friday, March 2. Winners receive tickets to the Hunger Games movie coming out March 23. Pick up a registration form in the library or submit a form online

'DYING CITY'

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

UNI ANTHRO CLUB BONES LOCK-IN

The Anthropology Club is hosting a Bones Lock-In starting at 8 p.m., Friday, March 2, in the TV Lounge, Campbell Hall. This event is free and open to UNI students and their guests. Free pizza and pop will be provided. For more information, visit the Anthropology Club Facebook Page.

SATURDAY EVENTS

CAB MALL OF AMERICA TRIP

The Campus Activities Board will take three chartered buses to the Mall of America in Minnesota leaving at 8 a.m. and returning at 9 p.m., Saturday, March 3. The cost is $10 for students and $15 for non-students. Reserve your spot now on the CAB Facebook page, as seating is limited.

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL

The Maple Syrup Festival will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 3, at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center. For more information, visit the website.

THE CHIEFTAINS AT GBPAC

The Chieftains, known as the world's greatest Celtic band, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 3, at the GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4849.

'DYING CITY'

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

SUNDAY EVENTS

KAPPA SIGMA DODGING FOR DIABETES

Kappa Sigma will host it's fourth annual Dodging For Diabetes Extravaganza, Sunday, March 4, in the upper gyms, WRC. This tournament brings together some of the best dodge ball teams in the area who fight it out until only one team is left standing. This double elimination tournament raises money for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation and helps to combat one of America's fastest rising health problems. Teams can range from six to eight players and there will be multiple brackets. The event can also be found on Facebook. 

WRESTLING

UNI Wrestling will host the NCAA West Regionals in the West Gym, Sunday, March 4.

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL

The Maple Syrup Festival will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, March 4, at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center. For more information, visit the website.

UNI COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL AND SUZUKI SCHOOL CHAMBER FESTIVAL RECITAL

The UNI Community Music School and Suzuki School will join together to present the chamber festival recital at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 4, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

'DYING CITY'

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