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Wednesday, Mar 28, 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

FREEDOM WEEK: A UNI MOVEMENT TO FIGHT MODERN-DAY SLAVERY

The week of March 25 through 29 is Freedom Week, a week-long initiative to grow awareness about and fight modern-day slavery. Freedom week is hosted by various Christian student organizations in partnership with the broader UNI campus community. 

UNIBUSINESS-JOHN DEERE SUPPLY CHAIN FORUM

UNIBusiness will host the second UNIBusiness-John Deere Supply Chain Forum on Thursday, March 29. The event is an industry-academic partnership, designed to give supply-chain professionals and UNI faculty and students an opportunity to share industry best practices and network, while showcasing the talent within the UNI Supply Chain and Operations Management program. Featured speakers are Jacqui Gavin, deputy head of global logistics for International Medical Corps and Matt Natvig, manager of logistics for John Deere Waterloo Works. Register online

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.

ALPHA DELTA PI SPAGHETTI DINNER

Join the ladies of Alpha Delta Pi from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at St. Stephens Church, for all-you-can-eat spaghetti, raffle baskets, balloon twister, games and a spaghetti-eating contest. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages six through 12; children five and under are free. Buy your tickets before the event and you'll recieve a free raffle ticket. Prices at the door are $7 and $5. Proceeds benefit The Ronald McDonald House Charities.

FINAL THURSDAY READING SERIES

K.A. Shott, author of "The Murder of Vincent van Gogh" and "The Cr6 Terrorist in Mae Latta Hall," will speak from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the Hearst Center for the Arts, 304 West Seerley Blvd. This event is free and open to the public.

SLAM POET GUANTE

Come see Guante, two-time National Poetry Slam champion at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. There will also be student performances to open for him. Check out the facebook event for more information.

INTERPRETERS THEATRE PRESENTS 'BROTHER WOLF'

The Interpreters Theatre will present "Brother Wolf" March 29 through 31, in 040 Lang. Blending folklore, myth, bluegrass music and mountain religion, "Brother Wolf" is an Appalachian adventure tale based on the story of Beowulf. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and the doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

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.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jeneane Beck, UNI state relations officer, will host a legislative update at noon on Friday, March 30, in the Elm Room, MAU. Beck will give an update on UNI's budget request and the governor's education reform package, as well as take questions.

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. 

HALF-MASTED PRESENTS: GORILLA THEATER!

Half-Masted, the Cedar Valley's improv comedy troupe, will perform at 7 and 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, in 108 CAC. Battle lines are drawn and tensions run high as the troupe divides into two teams to play... Gorilla Theater. Who will lose? Admission is free. 

INTERPRETERS THEATRE PRESENTS 'BROTHER WOLF'

The Interpreters Theatre will present "Brother Wolf" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 30, in 040 LNG. Blending folklore, myth, bluegrass music and mountain religion, "Brother Wolf" is an Appalachian adventure tale based on the story of Beowulf. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free but seating is limited.

SATURDAY EVENTS

SSWA GARAGE SALE

The Student Social Work Association (SSWA) is hosting a garage sale to raise money for Relay for Life from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at 2404 Royal Dr., behind Buffalo Wild Wings. All profits go to curing cancer. Donations are welcome. 

EDUCATING EDUCATORS ABOUT THE LGBTQMMUNITY CONFERENCE

The "Educating Educators about the LGBTQmmunity Conference" is open to UNI pre-service teachers, UNI teacher educators and UNI students. The conference will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about creating an inclusive and unbiased lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning classroom environment. Join the Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA) and UNI Proud from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 31, in SEC. Dwight Watson, dean of the College of Education, will kick off the conference, followed by two workshops and a media presentation and panel. The workshops will provide information that is applicable to elementary, middle, secondary and college-level classrooms. There will also be free food and door prizes.  For more information, send an email.

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.

UNI TO LAUNCH 'PALS' STUDENT ORGANIZATION

A new student organization, Panthers Allied with Local Schools, will begin in the fall 2012 semester. Participants will mentor middle school students for one hour per week. The first training sessions will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31. Attendance at one of these is required to be a mentor. For more information, email Taylor Johnson.

HALF-MASTED PRESENTS: GORILLA THEATER!

Half-Masted, the Cedar Valley's improv comedy troupe, will perform at 7 and 9 p.m., Saturday, March 31, in 108 CAC. Battle lines are drawn and tensions run high as the troupe divides into two teams to play... Gorilla Theater. Who will lose? Admission is free.

NORTHERN LIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Come to Lang Auditorium at 7 p.m. to see a few of UNI's finest groups perform including Vocal AmmUNItion, Orchesis and more. Come show your support for the arts. Tickets are $2 at the door.

INTERPRETERS THEATRE PRESENTS 'BROTHER WOLF'

The Interpreters Theatre will present "Brother Wolf" at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31, in 040 LNG. Blending folklore, myth, bluegrass music and mountain religion, "Brother Wolf" is an Appalachian adventure tale based on the story of Beowulf. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free but seating is limited.

'BELA FLECK & THE FLECKSTONES' AT GBPAC

Banjoist, composer and band leader, Bela Fleck, will perform 'Bela Fleck & the Fleckstones,' at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31, in the GBPAC. 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.

APRIL FOOLS EGG HUNT

UNI PRide will host an egg hunt just for college students on Sunday, April 1, in Lawther Field. Come decorate a bag to carry your eggs in at 2 p.m., the hunt begins at 2:15 p.m. Eggs may contain tricks for treats. After the egg hunt, stay to decorate eggs and celebrate April Fool's Day. For more information, send an email.

A-TEAM RESUMES

A-Team is a tutoring service offered by the Academic Learning Center on Sunday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., on the first floor of the Rod Library. A-Team has tutors for math, science, business, writing, study strategies, GRE verbal and more. The service is free for UNI students.