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Wednesday, Sep 7, 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

AUTHOR TO SPEAK ON "DEAD AIR: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF JODI HUSENTRUIT"

Beth Bednar, former KAAL-TV news anchor, analyzes the mysterious case of a Mason City TV anchor who vanished in 1995 in her new book, "Dead Air: The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit." Bednar will speak on Thursday, Sept. 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the CME, 109 Maucker Union. See http://www.uni.edu/commstudies for more information.

RHO EPSILON MEETING

UNI’s Real Estate organization, Rho Epsilon, will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, in 225 CBB. This will be the first meeting of the year and an information meeting. Pizza and pop will be provided. Staff from Career Services will be present to critique resumes. So, bring your resume to get it cleaned up before the Career Fair. All majors are welcome. Any questions, contact Charlie Peterson at petercac@uni.edu.

DRUM & DANCE PERFORMANCE

Nani Agbeli is a Ewe artist from Ghana. He will perform drumming and dancing and give a brief lecture, followed by the opportunity for audience participation, at 7 p.m., in 109 CME. The event is free and open to the public.

ELISE PLAKKE FILM SCREENING

UNI alumna Elise Plakke (BA Art-Graphic Design, 1996), filmmaker and former creative director at L.L. Bean, will talk about the making of her short film, "14 Minutes," followed by a private screening at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, in 111 KAB Auditorium. In 2009, her screenplay for the film won first prize at the Manhattan Shorts Screenplay Competition, and the film was featured this year at the Cannes Film Festival. The event is free and open to the public. 

COME SEE THE UNIVERSE

Come to UNI's Observatory to view the night sky with the computer controlled telescopes at 9 p.m., Thursday, in 137 MSH. Learn about the stars, planets and constellations that you can see that evening. 

FRIDAY EVENTS

'TURNING POINT: NEW ACQUISITIONS FROM THE UNI PERMANENT ART COLLECTION'

The UNI art exhibition for fall 2011 is "Turning Point: New Acquisitions from the UNI Permanent Art Collection." The exhibit will run through Sept. 18 and is held in the KAB. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

PINK FIRE TRUCKS ON CAMPUS

The UNI Student Health Clinic is partnering with the Cedar Falls and Waterloo Fire Rescue to bring two pink fire trucks to the Cedar Valley Friday, Sept. 9, to show support for women battling cancer and survivors of cancer. These women will have the opportunity to sign their names on the fire trucks. One of the stops will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the GBPAC.

COLLEGIATE POLICY DEBATE TOURNAMENT

The UNI Forensics team will host the Ulrich Season Opener, a collegiate policy debate tournament. Competing teams include Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, Missouri State University, the University of Iowa and Illinois State University. Teams will debate democracy assistance to Arab Spring countries. The debate begins at 4 p.m., in Lang Hall.

FINAL FRIDAYLOO

The final FridayLoo of the season will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., in Lincoln Park, Waterloo. The band Diz Diz will perform.  Free admission.

MULTICULTURAL STUDENT FORUMS

The Multicultural Student Forums for professional development will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Fridays, in the CME, Maucker Union, upper level. The topic for the Sept. 9 forum is "Advanced Study Strategies Techniques" on how to study smarter and manage your time. 

SOCCER

UNI Women's Soccer will play SIU Edwardsville at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, at CVYSC, Waterloo. 

VOLLEYBALL

The UNI Volleyball Team will play Kansas at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, in the McLeod Center.

JAZZ RECITAL

UNI School of Music faculty artist Robert Washut will present a jazz recital featuring guest artist Mark Urness, bass, as well as jazz faculty artists at 7:30 p.m, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

SATURDAY EVENTS

ARTAPALOOZA!

More than 50 artists will display and sell work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Cedar Falls Parkade, 100 to 300 blocks of Main Street. There will be demonstrations, live music and hands-on-demonstrations.  Free admission.

NEWS TALK SERIES: 9/11 AND THE ASSASSINATION OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

Jerome Soneson, philosophy & world religions, will discuss the moral issues involved in the U.S. response to 9/11, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the University Book & Supply, with special attention to the assassination of Osama bin Laden. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or email ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.

'TURNING POINT: NEW ACQUISITIONS FROM THE UNI PERMANENT ART COLLECTION'

The UNI art exhibition for fall 2011 is "Turning Point: New Acquisitions from the UNI Permanent Art Collection." The exhibit will run fthrough Sept. 18 and is held in the KAB. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Free.

VOLLEYBALL

UNI Volleyball will play in a double header Saturday, Sept. 10.  The team will play Saint Louis at noon and Minnesota at 7 p.m., both games will be held at the McLeod Center. 

SUNDAY EVENTS

SEPT. 11 FLAG PLANTING

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join the Northern Iowa Student Government for a Flag Planting Remembrance. Individuals are invited to plant a flag in memory of each person who lost their life on 9/11. A moment of silence will be held at 8:37 a.m., 8:59 a.m., 9:03 a.m. and 9:28 a.m. (all CST), in the Lawther Filed, to commemorate the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers, the attack on the Pentagon and the crash in Pennsylvania. Please visit the link to sign up for a flag to plant. For more information, contact Joel Anderson at (515) 720-1209 or email Joeland@uni.edu.

'TURNING POINT: NEW ACQUISITIONS FROM THE UNI PERMANENT ART COLLECTION'

The UNI art exhibition for fall 2011 is "Turning Point: New Acquisitions from the UNI Permanent Art Collection." The exhibit will run through Sept. 18 and is held in the KAB. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Free.

JOIN THE 9/11 DAY OF SERVICE ACTIVITIES

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley is partnering with the Cedar Valley Arboretum to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks through service. Volunteers will assist with beautification of the grounds at the Arboretum from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11. All ages are invited and pre-registration is requested at VolunteerUNI@vccv.org or 272-2087.

SOCCER

UNI Women's Soccer will play UW Green Bay at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at CVYSC, Waterloo. 

SHOW CHOIR - VOCAL AMMUNITION

Do you love to sing and dance? Looking for an activitiy to get involved with on campus? Come audition for UNI's show choir, Vocal AmmUNItion. Auditions will be in the Shull Hall basement from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept 11.  For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/152927151772/.

A-TEAM BEGINNING SEPT. 11

Are you looking for tutoring or help in some of your courses?  Visit the A-Team on Sunday nights from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Rod Library beginning Sunday, Sept. 11. The A-Team provides help for students in math, science and business courses, as well as assistance with college reading, study strategies and writing. The tutoring is on the first floor of the Library, across from the Multiservice Center reservation desk. The A-Team is sponsored by the Academic Learning Center.

REMEMBRANCE 9-11: 10 YEARS LATER

This special collaboration between the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Metropolitan Chorale, Red Cedar Chamber Music and Theatre UNI will feature a unique mix of memorial music coupled with multimedia and dramatic readings on the evening's themes. Highlights of the program include Vaughan Williams' moving meditation on poetry by Walt Whitman and a classic American requiem, the Fourth Symphony of Howard Hansen. The performance will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, in the GBPAC. For more information, contact Amy Hunzelman at 273-3679 or email amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.