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Wednesday, Sep 28, 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

DEPRESSION SCREENING

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a free, anonymous depression screening on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The screening offers information about depression and anxiety and lasts about one hour. All UNI students, staff and faculty are welcome; no registration is needed. Call 273-2676 or email Gretchen.Honsell@uni.edu with questions.

GRE VERBAL WORKSHOP

Are you interested in free interactive workshops to help prepare you for the GRE Verbal? These workshops will feature games, activities and study strategies to help you learn valuable tips for the GRE in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Study for the GRE Verbal while playing games like Jeopardy and Charades on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 3 to 4 p.m., in 035 ITTC. To register, email emily.borcherding@uni.edu.

ELEVATOR PITCH COMPETITION

Watch UNI students in the Fourth Annual Elevator Pitch Competition at 4 p.m., Sept. 29, in 33 BCS. They will compete for a chance to move on to the national competition in Forth Worth, Texas. Students must give a sales pitch in 90 seconds. http://www.uni.edu/newsroom/stories/uni-students-to-compete-in-elevator-pitch-competition.

SOFTBALL

UNI Softball vs. Kirkwood Community College at 5 p.m., at the Robinson/Dresser field.

SECRET REGRETS AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT UBS

Kevin Hansen will deliver a special presentation about his best selling Secret Regrets book at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at University Book & Supply. A book signing will follow his presentation. Hansen will talk about his recent appearance on the Dr. Phil show, and share his journey of transforming elements of his www.SecretRegrets.com blog into a best selling book.

MATH SHINDIG

The math department is hosting its annual Math Shindig from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, at Seerley Park (three blocks east of campus on Seerley Blvd.) There will be food and entertainment. All math lovers, majors, minors and faculty are welcome. 

COMMUNICATION STUDENT ASSOCIATION MEETING

CSA will host a meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in the College Eye Room, MAU. There will be team building activities. Dues will be collected at the end of the meeting: $25 per year or $15 per semester. Email unicsa2@gmail.com for more information.

FILM 'MOOZ-LUM' TO BE SHOWN

See the film "Mooz-Lum," hosted by the Center for Multicultural Education, Northern Iowa Student Government and Campus Activities Board, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in Maucker Union Ballroom. Following the film will be a Q&A session with director Qasim Basir. For more information, see http://moozlumthemovie.com/moozlum/

FRIDAY EVENTS

NORTHERN IOWA BACH CANTATA 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 "Jesu, der du Meine Seele, BWV 78" at 12:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in McElroy Lobby, GBPAC. Bring your lunch and enjoy. This event is free and open to the public.

VOLLEYBALL

UNI Volleyball takes on Wichita State, at 7 p.m., in McLeod Center.

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: KUI-IM LEE, ORGAN

UNI School of Music faculty artist Kui-Im Lee will present an organ recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

SATURDAY EVENTS

CEDAR FALLS FARMERS MARKET

Every Saturday through October the Cedar Falls Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon, on west Third Street between Franklin and Clay streets (next to Overman Park - downtown). Fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, plants, flowers, crafts, jewelry, popcorn, eggs and more are available. Check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cedar-Falls-Farmers-Market/116358658381830?sk=wall.

NEWS TALK: SPEAKING FOR AND WITH OTHER VOICES

Michael Blackwell, Center for Multicultural Education director, will discuss different perspectives on the movie "The Help," at 10:30 a.m. at University Book & Supply. 

"STILL LOOKING (AFTER ALL THESE YEARS): PORTRAIT PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, 1966-2011"

From Sept. 26 to Oct. 23, the UNI Gallery of Art will present an exhibition featuring the work of University of Iowa professor emeritus Joseph Patrick. Free admission. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

UNI Volleyball vs. Missouri State at 7 p.m., in the McLeod Center.

SUNDAY EVENTS

DAY IN THE PARK

Alpha Xi Delta will hold its fall Philanthropy for Autism Speaks from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2, at Seerley Park on Seerley Blvd. Come and help raise awareness and funding for Autism Speaks. Enjoy food, carnival games, music, a basket auction and more. Teams of up to five people will compete in the Puzzlepalooza Challenge, a puzzle competition. It's $5 per person to participate. The winning team will be awarded prizes. All proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=180740865335978.

EXHIBITION AT UNI GALLERY OF ART

Now through Oct. 23, the UNI Gallery of Art will present an exhibition featuring the work of University of Iowa professor emeritus Joseph Patrick. Free admission. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m.