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Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS
SHOW ME THE MONEY

The Educational Opportunity Center & Educational Talent Search Programs will offer “Show Me the Money,” a free workshop for tips on scholarships and essay assistance, at 3 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, at the UNI Center For Urban education. Topics covered: essay essentials, where to find scholarships and assistance.

DRAKE LAW SCHOOL VISIT

Kara Blanchard, director of admission and financial aid at Drake Law School, will discuss preparing for and applying to law school. Learn more about law school and Drake at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in 15 SAB. Pizza and soda provided. Sponsored by Daniel Webster Law Society and the CBA Prelaw Club.

CSA MEETING

The Communication Student Association will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in the College Eye Room, MAU. Guest speaker Jason Zylstra from Vermeer, based in Pella, Iowa will discuss the company and how organizational communication is a significant aspect when searching for future employees. Please email unicsa2@gmail.com for more information or check Facebook http://www.facebook.com/groups/192468298720/.

MASTERS OF THE FIDDLE AT THE GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are two of the world's most celebrated fiddlers. Together, Natalie and Donnell meld their virtuosities into a whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, dance and song, combining the best of French, Celtic and American Bluegrass and even Cajun. Enjoy the foot-tapping rave-ups, heart-wrenching ballads, and world-class step dancing . . . that have brought audiences to their feet on three (and counting) continents. The show will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13. 

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE PRESENTS 'GUERNICA'

The Spanish town of Guernica was home to a tragic event that inspired Picasso to create a masterpiece. "Guernica," the play, follows Eric, a young aspiring artist who meets a man claiming to be Pablo Picasso, offering him a seductive opportunity: create an even grander canvas. This play explores the creative process and the madness of war. The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of this award-winning play at 7:30 p.m., in the Bertha Martin Theatre.

UNI-SHRM BOWLING FUNDRAISER

Bowl with UNI-Student Human Resources Management from 9 to 11:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13,  at Maple Lanes. Tickets are $6 for unlimited bowling and shoes. Buy tickets at Maucker Union on Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or at the door. For more information, contact Jamie at kirkusj@uni.edu.

FREE OBSERVATORY SHOW

Attend the free Observatory show at 9 p.m., in 137 MSH.

FRIDAY EVENTS

COMMUNITY EVENTS: LIVE MUSIC
THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN IN A POST 9/11 WORLD

Marian Wright Edelman, founding president of the Children's Defense Fund and a participant in the Civil Rights Movement with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., will speak from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. 

THE DATE AUCTION

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death in women under the age of 50.  The Black Student Union will host a date auction at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Free will dontations for breast cancer will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will go towards breast cancer awareness (research). For more information, email givensd@uni.edu or halldaa@uni.edu.

VISIT PANIC PARK

Panic Park (www.panicpark.org) is a community Haunted House located at the Cedar Falls Rotary Reserve. All proceeds will benefit the Black Hawk County Conservation Board for maintenance of the county park system. Tickets are $10 (see website for a coupon), and are good any Friday or Saturday in October, 7 to 11 p.m., or Halloween, from 7 to 10 p.m. If you are more interested in scaring than being scared, volunteers are needed. Simply show up at 6 p.m. Costumes and makeup can be provided -- or provide your own. After a night of volunteering, hot food and a free shirt will be provided. Contact Jeff Chapin at jeff.chapin@uni.edu, or Al Weber, at aweber@co.black-hawk.ia.us or call 319-433-7275 with questions.

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE PRESENTS 'GUERNICA'

The Spanish town of Guernica was home to a tragic event that inspired Picasso to create a masterpiece. "Guernica," the play, follows Eric, a young aspiring artist who meets a man claiming to be Pablo Picasso, offering him a seductive opportunity: create an even grander canvas. This play explores the creative process and the madness of war. The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of this award-winning play at 7:30 p.m., in the Bertha Martin Theatre.

SATURDAY EVENTS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

http://www.cvpulse.com

Live music at Cup of Joe, 8 to 10 p.m., 102 Main St., downtown Cedar Falls. 

5K RUN FOR THE PRESERVES

The Oct. 15, 5K Run for the Preserves is a cross-country race to promote the use of UNI’s preserves by students and community members. Registration is $10 for students and $12 for non-students. On race day, registration starts at 9 a.m. with the race starting at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, visit http://www.studentnaturesociety.com/5kinfo or email Susan Meerdink at meerdins@uni.edu.

SOCCER

UNI women's soccer will take on Evansville at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, in the CVYSC, Waterloo.

CARNE VIVA IN POSTVILLE: STORIES OF MADRES AND MONARCHS

Carne Viva is based on an ethnography of Guatemalan women conducted following the ICE raid on the Agriprocessors meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa in May 2008. Talk-backs will be held after each performance. Performance dates are Oct. 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m., in the Interpreters Theatre, 040, LNG. Admission is free but seating is limited. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at 273-2640.

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE PRESENTS 'GUERNICA'

The Spanish town of Guernica was home to a tragic event that inspired Picasso to create a masterpiece. "Guernica," the play, follows Eric, a young aspiring artist who meets a man claiming to be Pablo Picasso, offering him a seductive opportunity: create an even grander canvas. This play explores the creative process and the madness of war while the "Guernica." The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of this award-winning play at 7:30 p.m., in the Bertha Martin Theatre.

SUNDAY EVENTS

COMMUNITY EVENT: FILM 'VERTIGO'

View the Alfred Hitchcock film "Vertigo," at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Oster Regent Theatre, in downtown Cedar Falls. Free will offering at the door. For more information, visit http://www.osterregent.org/.

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE PRESENTS 'GUERNICA'

The Spanish town of Guernica was home to a tragic event that inspired Picasso to create a masterpiece. "Guernica," the play, follows Eric, a young aspiring artist who meets a man claiming to be Pablo Picasso, offering him a seductive opportunity: create an even grander canvas. This play explores the creative process and the madness of war. The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of this award-winning play at 2 p.m., in the Bertha Martin Theatre.