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TODAY'S NEWS

Retirement celebration for Elizabeth Reilly

The University of Akron School of Law invites you to celebrate the retirement of Interim Dean Elizabeth A. Reilly ('78).

Join us Tuesday, May 13, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the School of Law. RSVP online.

 


Aero design team breaks record,
finishes 1st in international competition

It was an ordinary spring weekend in Marietta, Ga., the air noiseless but for the drone of planes, and rainless but for the precipitation of sandbags.

Seventy-four student aerospace design teams from around the world landed in Marietta, April 11-13, to test their aircraft in the 2014 SAE Aero Design East competition, where The University of Akron's Zips Aero design team placed first overall and set a new record for accuracy in the Advanced Class competition and second overall in the Regular Class competition. Story continues online.


'GettinClassy' campaign encourages students
to enroll for summer/fall classes before leaving

Each semester our University promotes an early registration marketing campaign to encourage students to schedule for summer and fall classes prior to their departure for summer break. "GettinClassy" has been well received by the campus community and we are asking for your assistance to make sure it continues!

Please consider having an academic advisor attend your class session to promote the #GettinClassy campaign. This outreach will take no more than 5 minutes.

If you are interested in having an academic advisor attend your class, please contact Damon Pee at vpsaga@uakron.edu and include the day and time you would like for the outreach to be conducted.

If having an academic advisor attend your class is not feasible, we encourage you to promote this initiative by simply reminding your students to register early for classes.

With your help, we can ensure continued student success here at The University of Akron!


Founders Day and retiree celebration

In commemoration of Founders Day and in celebration of those retiring from The University of Akron, President Luis M. Proenza and the Board of Trustees invite you to a reception and luncheon recognizing this year's faculty and staff retirees, as well as the 2014 outstanding faculty, staff and administrator award recipients.

Hosted annually, this year's event will take place Friday, May 2, at 11:30 a.m. at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field on the 5th floor Club Level. Cost to attend is $20 and the deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 25. Current retirees and award recipients and their guest are complimentary.

You may RSVP by calling the Office of the Alumni Association at ext. 7270 or confirm your attendance online.


Special discount tickets for UA
faculty and staff to see Blue Man Group

Discount tickets for UA faculty and staff are now available for $31.50 to see Blue Man Group for performances on April 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased in person at the Thomas Hall Ticket Office (selected seats only). This discount is not valid with any other offer or on previously purchased tickets.  Learn more about Blue Man Group.


UA Horn Studio recital

Hear solo performances by the UA Horn Studio under the direction of professor Karl Kramer-Johansen. The concert will take place in Guzzetta Recital Hall at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, and is free and open to the public. For more information, call ext. 8301 or e-mail concerts@uakron.edu.


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Saxophone ensemble concert is April 16

The Saxophone Ensemble concert on Wednesday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in Guzzetta Recital Hall will feature both solo and chamber performances by The University of Akron saxophone studio under the direction of Todd Gaffke. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call ext. 8301 or e-mail concerts@uakron.edu.

 


Summer student employment
forms are due April 18

Beginning Sunday, May 18, all student employment positions will be automatically end dated in PeopleSoft and student assistants will have no access to EmpCenter. If you wish to continue to employ your students during the Summer 2014, you will need to complete a new Hire/Rehire Student Employment Form with effective date of 5/19/2014.

To provide your students with EmpCenter access after May 18, your new Hire/Rehire Student Employment forms must be submitted to the Student Employment Office ( 6211) on or before Friday, April 18.

There is no need to submit termination forms for students exiting your department at the end of spring semester as all student employment records will be end dated automatically on May 18. As a reminder, no student graduating in May can work past May 11.

See summer enrollment requirements. If your student is required to contribute to SERS, submit SERS membership record form and SSA 1945 form with the rehire form to ensure the student is paid on time.

All Federal Work Study students are end-dated on 5/9/2014. For more information on Federal Work Study contact Tanya Daniluk at ext. 7201 or tanya3@uakron.edu

Call the Office of Student Employment at ext. 7405 with questions.


Steve LaTourette to speak April 22

Steve LaTourette, a former member of Congress from Ohio who currently is a lobbyist, will speak at the Akron Press Club lunch on Tuesday, April 22, in Quaker Square Inn Ballroom C. The buffet lunch will be at 11:45 a.m. and the program will follow. There will be the opportunity for questions. This event is co-sponsored with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.

LaTourette is president of McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies, a Washington, D.C.-based subsidiary of McDonald Hopkins LLC that "provides strategic counsel at the federal government level," according to its website. He also is president of the Republican Main Street Partnership, which is "dedicated to supporting a pragmatic, fiscally conservative 'governing majority' where political debate is encouraged to promote solutions to improve the lives of all Americans," according to its website.

He served 18 years in Congress representing the 14th and 19th districts in Northeast Ohio until he retired in 2012.

The cost is $15 for Press Club members, $20 for nonmembers. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting 330-564-4213 or RSVP@cmoresearch.com, or visit CMOR online. The reservation deadline is noon on Friday, April 18.


Faculty field trip
to battered women’s shelter

Tour the new Battered Women's Shelter facility in Akron and explore the various ways UA students can work with the facility through service-learning projects. Shelter staff members are looking forward to expanding their relationship with UA students and faculty from many different disciplines.

For example, within the next year, the shelter will transition to a residential complex and will begin to operate a commercial kitchen. Potential projects include designing all aspects of a commercial kitchen and meal plans for residents; creating various educational programs; and designing donor and sponsor recognition displays.

Those interested in touring the facility will meet at the shelter at 3 pm. on Monday, April 21. The shelter is located at 974 East Market St., Akron.

The field trip is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Institute for Teaching and Learning. To participate, register online at ITL Seminars.


Dining Services’ hours for Easter Sunday

The following dining units on campus will operate on special hours for Easter Sunday, April 20:

  • Dairy Queen: 4 - 10 p.m.
  • Zee's Grill: 4 - 10 p.m.
  • Zee's Exchange: 4 - 11 p.m.
  • Trackside: Closed
  • Zee's Quaker: 4 - 9 p.m.
  • Rob's: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Zee's Rob's: 4 to midnight

Dining units not listed will operate under regular hours.


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