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Wednesday, Mar 21, 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.

NISG UNITY WEEK: UNITY DEMONSTRATION

The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) will symbolically break down our differences and the barriers created by them at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22, in the Coffeehouse, MAU. If you would like to participate in the event, email Ian Goldsmith or Darvel Givens.

ENVIRONMENTAL CAREER DAY

The Environmental Career Day will take place on March 22, in the Ballroom, MAU. Expand your knowledge of potential environmental career directions and opportunities. Events include: an information fair from noon to 2 p.m.; panelists  from Terracon, DNR, Iowa Environmental Council and the Black Hawk County Health Department from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; and 30-minute workshops will be offered at 2 and 3:30 p.m.

MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Today's  Women's History Month events include a film, "Maid in America" and a panel on feminism. 

CME SEVEN BOOK CLUB

The Center for Multicultural Education Seven Book Club will discuss "Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature" by Erin Khue Ninh from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 22, in the CME. You do not have to read the book prior to the meeting.

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

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.

SIXTH ANNUAL GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM IN THE HUMANITIES

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences will present its Sixth Annual Graduate Research Symposium in the Humanities at noon, Friday, March 23, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Gregory Semenza, author of "Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic in the Humanities," will deliver a keynote address at 12:15 p.m., and will be followed by presentations of research from seven graduate students representing communication studies and languages and literatures. Awards will be announced by Joel Haack at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email Samuel Gladden or call 273-5437.

CELEBRATING COLORS: WOMEN, PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

The vision of Celebrating Colors: Women Past, Present, and Future is to highlight women’s accomplishments. The celebration will showcase women who have gone before us, to honor women who are setting and accomplishing goals in the present, and to encourage young women for the future. This event will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, March 23, in the CME.

NINJA STUDY CLUB

After spring break, are you looking to get refocused on school and improve your study strategies as you start preparing for final exams and projects? The Ninja Study Club can help. All UNI students are welcome to the weekly study group at 2 p.m., Fridays, in 035 ITTC, and new students can come any time. 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: SUSAN RIDER, TRUMPET

Visiting artist Susan Rider will present a trumpet recital, featuring School of Music faculty artists Randy Grabowski, trumpet, and Polina Khatsko, piano at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Rider is a trumpet instructor and is a member of "The President's Own" Marine Band. She attended the University of Northern Iowa and Indiana University. This event is free and open to the public.

RHA'VE 4.0

The Resident Hall Association is hosting its fourth RHA've from 9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, March 23, in the Commons Ballroom. Enjoy free glow sticks, a photobooth and dancing. Free shirts will be given to the first 100 people through the doors.

SATURDAY EVENTS

UNI FLUTE FESTIVAL

The UNI School of Music will present a Flute Festival Saturday, March 24, featuring guest artists William Bennett and Denis Bouriakov. For more information, email Angeleita Floyd.  The festival is an all day event held in the GBPAC.

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND

The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend in an all day event Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, RSL. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website.

JUNIOR PANTHER DAY

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to join UNI student athletes and the Panther Kids Club for Junior Panther Day 2012 Saturday, March 24. The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 21. The event includes skill development, pizza, drinks and an appearance by T.C. 

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 'FRYBREAD BABES' SHOWING AT UNI MUSEUM

The film "Frybread Babes" is presented in conjunction with the exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? on display at the University Museum now through June 9. Run time is 30 minutes. The film will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, at the University Museum, 3219 Hudson Road. Free admission.

'MOVING ON' STAGED READING & TALKBACK

"Moving On" by UNI senior Andrea Morris, is a play about a woman struggling to recover from an incident with a dangerous man and the affect her recovery has on the people in her life. Performances are at 7 p.m., March 24 and at 2 p.m., March 25, in the Bertha Martin Theater, SWT. Free admission.

SALSA DANCE HOSTED BY THE WESLEY FOUNDATION

Salsa dance lessons will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 24, at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St. Dance until 10:30 p.m., and enjoy the sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and more. Dress is semiformal. Recommended cost is a $1 donation. Everyone is welcome.

MICHAEL PAWLAK, PERCUSSION AT THE GBPAC

Percussionist Michael Pawlak will join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony in a performance of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24, at the GBPAC.  For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

THE SIXTH ANNUAL 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

The 10-Minute Play Festival features six original short plays written, directed and performed entirely by UNI students. Performances will begin at 9 p.m., Satruday, March 24, in the Bertha Martin Theater, SWT, and range from wildly funny to stunningly poignant. Admission is $5.

SUNDAY EVENTS

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND

The UNI Suzuki School will present their bi-annual recital weekend in an all day event Sunday, March 25, RSL. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website.

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.

'MOVING ON' STAGED READING & TALKBACK

"Moving On" by senior Andrea Morris, is a play about a woman struggling to recover from an incident with a dangerous man and the affect her recovery has on the people in her life. The performance will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 25, in the Bertha Martin Theater, SWT. Free admission.

THE SIXTH ANNUAL 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

The 10-Minute Play Festival features six original short plays written, directed and performed entirely by UNI students. Performances range from wildly funny to stunningly poignant and are at 4 p.m., March 25, in the Bertha Martin Theater, SWT. Admission is $5.

FREEDOM WEEK KICK-OFF LECTURE: MARIA VAN HOORN

The Freedom Week kick-off event will feature Maria Van Hoorn, Hagar International, who will discuss the issues of modern-day slavery and the restoration of victims from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, March 25, in the coffeehouse, MAU. Sponsored by The River Student Ministry.