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Wednesday, Oct 26, 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

GRE VERBAL WORKSHOP

Interested in an interactive way to study for the GRE Verbal? Come to a workshop from 3 to 3:50 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in 35 ITTC to study GRE vocabulary in a fun way. No pre-registration needed.

CSA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

CSA will meet at 5:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Lang Hall parking lot to carpool and travel to the NewAldaya Lifescapes (formerly known as the Lutheran Home on University). We will volunteer our time by helping residents with their activities night. We expect to return back to campus between 7:30 and 8 p.m. (if you need to leave early, that can certainly be arranged). Please remember to wear a purple UNI shirt so the residents know who we are. Email unicsa2@gmail.com for more information.

UNI SOCIOLOGY CLUB-GRADUATE SCHOOL Q&A AND INFORMATIONAL PANEL

Thinking about attending graduate school? Attend the UNI Sociology Club's graduate school Q&A and informational panel at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in the College Eye Room, MAU. Panel members will be Kristin Mack, coordinator of graduate studies in sociology; Heidi Gansen, first-year student, sociology graduate program; and Minela Cutuk, first-year student, criminology graduate progam. All students are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Sydney Hibler at palens@uni.edu.

WILSON CHEMISTRY LECTURE - 'THE SOLAR ARMY'

Harry Gray, the Arnold O. Beckman professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, will present "The Solar Army" at 7 p.m., Thursday, in Lantz Auditorium, MSH. Gray plans to recruit hundreds of students to join a "solar army" whose mission will be to discover brand new metal-oxide catalysts for solar water splitters. www.uni.edu/newsroom/stories/harry-gray-to-speak-at-uni-wilson-lecture

'SIXTH SENSE' AND PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR

Start off your Halloween weekend right by watching the film "The Sixth Sense" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Ballroom, MAU.  At 9 p.m., Chris Moon, paranormal investigator, will give a presentation about the basics of paranormal investigation and his experiences. An hour-long campus ghost hunt starts at 10 p.m. Only 50 people will be able to join Moon on the ghost hunt, so come to the presentation to be eligible. Students will be randomly picked following the presentation. If you have any questions, contact the film committee of Campus Activities Board at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/cab/committees.shtml.

LUKAS NELSON AND PROMISE OF THE REAL

See Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at the GBPAC. Nelson fronts the Southern-folk-rock group Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. His full-length debut CD, Promise of the Real, was released in December, 2010. For more information, visit www.gbpac.org.

PERSON FIRST AND FAMILY PANEL

The Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) invites the UNI community to a panel discussion on disabilities at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in 246 SEC. Panelists Nate Trainor, Carrie Elser and Tanner Hurt will discuss personal experiences, perspectives and provide suggestions to support inclusive and person-centered education and community life.

STUDENT AFFAIRS PRE-PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION (SAPA) SOCIAL

Are you a graduate or undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career in student affairs? Get involved in the new student organization, Student Affairs Pre-Professional Association that will host its first social from 8 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Oak Room, MAU. Enjoy root beer floats, learn about SAPA and the field of student affairs, and network with graduate students and student affairs professionals. If you can't attend but would like more information about the organization, email unisapa1@gmail.com.

FREE OBSERVATORY SHOW

Attend the observatory show at 9 p.m., Thursday, in 137 MSH.

FRIDAY EVENTS

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free to UNI students with a current ID.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION’S 'NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD' HALLOWEEN DANCE

The International Student Association’s Halloween Dance is from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in the Common’s Ballroom. This event is open to everyone. ISA will accept donations for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. The first 100 attendees will be entered into a raffle and there will be a prize for best costume.

'MAD FOREST'

Caryl Churchill’s "Mad Forest," set in Romania during December 1989, presents a theatrical perspective on “revolution” that will speak to us all – as individuals, members of family and community, and citizens of the world. The play will be shown from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Strayer-Wood Theatre website.

UNI ANTHRO CLUB ZOMBIE LOCK-IN

The Anthropology Club will host a Zombie Lock-In at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in the Campbell Hall TV lounge. This event is free and open to UNI students and their guests. Free pizza and Halloween snacks will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own drink. For more information, visit facebook.com/unianthro.

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Singer? Dancer? Rapper? Poet? Spoken Word? Skit? Comic? Musician? Come to Open Mic Night Friday, Oct. 28, at the Lang Hall Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. There are no sign-up or rehearsals, just show up. Guest MC: XPLICIT, A Slam Poet from St. Louis. The event is sponsored by UNI Black Student Union.

SATURDAY EVENTS

CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER (INTERVIEW)

The Camp Adventure Youth Services program provides an opportunity for college students to participate in a valuable service-learning experience. Camp Adventure leadership assessments will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, in 204 WRC. RSVP to hr@campadventure.com to confirm your attendance. The program is open to all majors. For more information, fill out an interest card online at www.campadventure.com, call 273-5948 or email staff.development@campadventure.com.

USAW PRE-SEASON NATIONALS

Attend the USA Wrestling Pre-Season Nationals. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at the UNI-Dome. For more information, visit www.PreSeasonNationals.com. 

"PINK MEET" UNI SWIMMING AND DIVING

Come support breast cancer awareness as UNI swimming and diving hosts Nebraska-Omaha at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at the WRC pool. For more information, contact: droessle@uni.edu.

'MY FAIR LADY' AT THE GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN

See Lerner & Loewe's "My Fair Lady" at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. This award-winning musical is the story of a cockney flower seller’s transformation into the pride of London society. With memorable songs such as “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “I Could Have Danced All Night,” it’s no wonder everyone - not just Henry Higgins - falls in love with Eliza Doolittle. Shows will be held at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, GBPAC.

'MAD FOREST'

Caryl Churchill’s "Mad Forest," set in Romania during December 1989, presents a theatrical perspective on “revolution” that will speak to us all – as individuals, members of family and community, and citizens of the world. The play will be shown from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Strayer-Wood Theatre website.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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

SUNDAY EVENTS

MEN'S BASKETBALL EXHIBITION GAME

Men's basketball hosts Northern State in an exhibition game at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 in the McLeod Center.

COMMUNITY EVENT: FILM 'THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH'

View the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Man Who Knew Too Much," at 2 p.m., Sunday, at the Oster Regent Theatre, in downtown Cedar Falls. Free will offering at the door. For more information, visit http://www.osterregent.org/.

'MAD FOREST'

Caryl Churchill’s "Mad Forest," set in Romania during December 1989, presents a theatrical perspective on “revolution” that will speak to us all – as individuals, members of family and community, and citizens of the world. The play will be shown at 2 p.m. For more information, visit the Strayer-Wood Theatre website.

HUGO WOLF QUARTET

See the Hugo Wolf Quartet perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, at the GBPAC. The chamber music quartet won the Fifth International String Quartet Competition in Cremona, took first prize at the 45th International G.B. Viotti Chamber Music Competition, the European Chamber Music Prize and Special Prize of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. For more information, visit www.gbpac.org or call 273-4849.