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UA's reaccreditation—how you can get involved!

Higher Learning CommissionIt has been ten years since we have undergone a comprehensive reaccreditation process. Why is it so important? Because it's all about providing evidence that our students are receiving a quality education. And all of us have a role to play. Learn what your role is in the process of The University of Akron being reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Please attend one of two open forums next week to learn how you can participate in the successful reaccreditation of our University. 

During the HLC visit from March 3-6, the reaccreditation team will meet with campus groups, conduct interviews and hold open discussion sessions. The reaccreditation team will focus onbthe University's self-study, which was prepared by representatives from various campus groups over the last 18 months.

At two open forums next week, you'll learn about the HLC visit, some of the challenges facing UA and how we are addressing them, and how your participation before, during and after the site-visit is vital. These open forums will be held in Simmons 111 on:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Please be a part of shaping our future by attending one of these open forums. There will be a brief presentation about the HLC process and some highlights of our self study, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Deadline is March 1 to nominate colleagues
for their outstanding contributions

The University values your teaching, research and service to students, the campus community and higher education. Full-time faculty members (instructor through professor) employed by UA for at least five years are eligible for consideration for the 2013 Outstanding Teacher Award and Outstanding Researcher Award.

Faculty members and contract professionals are eligible for the award for Outstanding Faculty-Mentor for First-Year Students. Contract professionals and staff are eligible for the Award for Exemplary Service.

The Office of Academic Affairs and the University's Research Foundation support these awards, which are presented during the spring semester. 

Students, faculty, staff, or alumni may make nominations. Consider nominating a colleague for this recognition. 

Nominations must be made by Friday, March 1. Here are the forms:

Spring 2013 interim grade rosters
available for regular session courses

The Spring 2013 interim grade rosters have been generated for all regular session (15-week) courses and are now available for instructors to enter interim grades. All interim grades should be entered no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22.    

Interim grades are submitted in the same manner as final grades via My Akron. Instructions on how to enter interim grades can be found at Entering Interim Grades.

Once an interim grade is entered and saved, they will be viewable to students in My Akron. Interim grades can also be updated throughout this time. The interim grades submitted are advisory grades and not recorded on the students' permanent academic record. 

Questions regarding the process for interim grades may be directed to the Office of the University Registrar at registrar@uakron.edu.

Fedearia Nicholson to receive
Stubbs Humanitarian Award

Fedearia Nicholson, assistant vice president of student success, is a 2013 recipient of the Harold K. Stubbs Humanitarian Award, now in its 23rd year. Nicholson, who is being honored for her contributions to higher education, is one of several honorees being recognized at the awards dinner on Friday, March 8, at the Hilton Inn West in Fairlawn. Sponsored by the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church of Akron, the award recognizes those who have made contributions in areas such as social action, government, education, business, medicine and law. Its namesake is the late Judge Harold Stubbs, who served as a 4th Ward councilman and was Akron's first African-American law director. He died of cancer at the age of 48 in 1989, two years after being appointed to the Akron Municipal Court. The deadline to purchase tickets for the event is March 1. For more information, contact Doris Roberts, finance committee chair, at 330-867-4976.

Nominations sought for SEAC election

The Staff Employee Advisory Committee (SEAC) is seeking nominations for this year's election. Members serve for a three-year term and may serve at most two consecutive terms. There is no limit to nonconsecutive terms. Terms are staggered such that each year one third of the SEAC seats are up for election/appointment. There are six seats available this year — five will be filled by election and one by presidential appointment.
The first step in the election process is collecting nominations. Staff employees may each submit one nomination, and they may not nominate themselves. You will be asked to enter both the first and last name of your nominee.

Staff employees who receive at least five nominations and who accept their nomination are asked to submit a brief bio prior to the election.

During the election, each staff employee may vote once and select up to five candidates. After the election is closed and the president makes his appointment, the new members will be notified. The first SEAC meeting with the new members will be April 18. 

Nominations are open now through Friday, Feb. 15. Here are useful links:

Thank you for your involvement in this important process.

Akron Roundtable: 'The Art of Leadership'

“The Art of Leadership” will be presented by William E. Strickland Jr.at the next Akron Roundtable on Thursday, Feb. 21, at noon in the Quaker Station ballroom. The luncheon is sponsored by the Gertrude F. Orr Charitable Fund and First Merit Wealth Management Services.

Strickland is president and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its subsidiaries, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG) and Bidwell Training Center (BTC). He develops and implements major fundraising plans of action; working with boards of directors and industrial advisory boards; and encouraging participation of corporate executive officials from major multi-national Pittsburgh corporations. 

The Pittsburgh native has been honored for his contributions to the arts and the community.  In 2002, Strickland was sworn in as a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.  He also serves as a consultant, grant evaluator and mentor in the field of arts and arts education, community development, and vocational training.  Strickland was chosen by President Barack Obama to serve on the White House Council for Community Solutions in December 2010. 

Members of the campus community may purchase tickets to the luncheon by calling 330-247-8682 or visiting the Akron Roundtable website. Please encourage students pursuing degrees in biology, economics, and political science as well as in the Myers School of Art, School of Music, School of Communication, College of Health Professions and the College of Business Administration to attend.  At the conclusion of Strickland's presentation, there will be time for questions. To ensure parking for those attending, you are urged to walk or to ride the Roo Express shuttle to Quaker Square.

Find free software downloads
and more in My Akron

Log in to My Akron on the UA home page to access free software downloads, online training and support. Click on the link for the “Help Center,” which is located in the top, right corner of the page. Here you will find links to:

  • Training Services
  • Atomic Learning
  • Home Use software downloads
  • Software request form
  • UA virtual Labs
  • Support Wiki
  • Support request Link

If you have questions or need assistance, contact the Support Center at zipsupport@uakron.edu or ext. 6888.

McAfee Security to be deployed to all
University-owned Macintosh computers

In a continued effort to keep University computers as secure as possible, Information Technology Services has acquired McAfee Security for Mac, which is a McAfee enterprise antivirus/antimalware product. The software will be deployed to all University-owned Macintosh computers starting on Feb. 18. The installation will be silent — the only notification you will receive is the McAfee “M” Shield icon in the Macintosh menu bar at the top of the screen.

If you experience any issues related to the McAfee Security for Mac, please e-mail the Support Desk at support@uakron.edu or call ext. 6888.

Guest lecturer from Yale to deliver
Biology Colloquium Seminar

Dr. Todd Harvey of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University will lecture on the topic “From micro-scale to whole animal: New insights into plumage color from a bird's perspective” on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 4 p.m. His lecture, hosted by the Department of Biology, will be held in Auburn Science and Engineering Center B201.

Harvey's seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the faculty host, Dr. Qin Liu, at ext. 7155 or qliu@uakron.edu. A reception twill follow in the Department of Biology atrium.

Researchers from Scotland to deliver talks

The Department of Polymer Engineering will host special seminars on Feb. 18 and 19 featuring guest lecturers from the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Both lecturers will begin at 2 p.m. in the Polymer Engineering Academic Center Aggarwal Lecture Hall, Room 130.

On Feb. 18, Dr. Ashleigh J. Fletcher will give a talk on “Adsorption Processes in Novel Porous Materials.” Fletcher has 15 of experience in leading edge adsorption dynamics research. Her work focuses on the determination of flexible responses in porous media and hydrogen adsorption and trapping, as well as the complimentary fields of liquid adsorption, and materials synthesis and characterization. Read the abstract for her talk.

On Feb. 19, Dr. Siddharth V. Patwardhan, will present “Green Nanomaterials with Applications.” With more than 10 years of international experience in materials at biointerface, Patwardhan has pioneered bioinspired green routes to silica-based porous and nanostructured materials. Read the abstract for his talk.

Host for the seminars is Dr. Hendrik Heinz, associate professor of polymer engineering, ext. 7467.

Chiari Malformation is seminar topic

Chiari Malformation will be the focus of a Synergy Seminar hosted at Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. This synergy is initiated by the newly founded Conquer Chiari Research Center (CCRC) in the Engineering Research Center at UA.

The seminar will be held in the First Energy Auditorium at ABIA, which is located at 47 North Main St., in Akron. Free parking is available.

Diagnosis and treatment of Chiari Malformation is complex and has a great degree of variability. At the seminar, there will be a discussion of the difficulties in diagnosis and treatment of Chiari Malformation and an effort to initiate collaborations to help understand these difficulties.  
The seminar will be presented by Dr. Bryn A. Martin, director of the Conquer Chiari Research Center, with Dr. Frank L. Douglas, president and CEO of ABIA, serving as the moderator of a panel discussion. Panelists will be

  • Dr. Tsulee Chen, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Akron Children's Hospital
  • Dr. Dane J. Donich, neurological surgeon at Donich Neurosurgery & Spine
  • Dr. Francis Loth, F. Theodore Harrington Endowed Chair in UA's Department of Mechanical Engineering

To register, contact Rita Filer at rfiler@abiakron.org or 330-572-7553.

Chemistry professor to deliver guest lecture

“Mobility and clustering in biological membranes using time-resolved fluorescence microscopy” is the title for a special seminar to be hosted by the Department of Polymer Science in Goodyear Polymer Center Auditorium 229 at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22.

Delivering the lecture will be Dr. Adam W. Smith, an assistant professor in UA's Department of Chemistry.

Fluorescence microscopy is a powerful tool for imaging proteins in phospholipid membranes. Yet it remains challenging to quantify the assembly and dynamics of protein complexes, especially in a live-cell context. I have performed two-color fluorescence microscopy with time-correlated single photon counting to measure the oligomerization state of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) in live cells. Using a pulsed interleaved excitation scheme, it is possible to quantify the monomer-dimer population of EGFR in live cells with high accuracy. This approach represents a powerful experimental platform to measure protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions in live cells.

Learn more about Smith's research interests.

COMSOL Multiphysics Workshop is Feb. 27

An overview of COMSOL Multiphysics is planned Feb. 27 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Student Union 308. The seminar is free of charge and trial software packages are available to attendees. Faculty, researchers and students in engineering, design, analysis, modeling and simulation, and computation will find the workshop useful.

Those in attendance will learn about the software's capabilities, functionality, features and graphical user interface. A live demonstration will offer a fundamental base for working with COMSOL. The Model Builder, which provides great functionality to efficiently modify and adapt models, will be examined. A simulation example also will be shown, demonstrating both the speed and ease of the workflow.

Registration is required. Please visit COMSOL Multiphysics Workshop online to register.

Vocational Identity Status
Assessment is lecture topic

The Department of Statistics will host a talk by Dr. Erik Porfeli on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 3 p.m. in College of Arts and Sciences Building 109. Porfeli, who is the assistant dean for community engagement and admissions at the Northeast Ohio Medical University, will speak on “Development and Validation of the Vocational Identity Status Assessment. The abstract is available online.

Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP Mary Tabatcher at mary2@uakron.edu if you plan to join us.

Visit the Department of Statistics online to see the schedule of spring colloquiums.

Conversation Partners Program
needs volunteers

The English Language Institute (ELI), UA's English program for international students, invites UA faculty, staff and students to participate in its Conversation Partners Program. 

Through this program, the ELI pairs an international student who is learning English in our program with an American partner for one hour of informal conversation per week.  ELI students come from all over the world and bring with them a wide variety of educational, political, cultural, religious, and linguistic backgrounds. This program is a wonderful opportunity to learn about another country and culture AND to make an international student feel welcome here in Akron.

Please announce this program to your classes as well!  The Spring 2013 Conversation Partners Program will begin soon. You can submit an application online or stop by the ELI Office in Olin Hall 302. Call ext. 7544 for more information.

Free tax preparation help available

AARP is providing free tax preparation assistance to faculty, staff, students and members of the Akron community. The program is offered in Student Union 300 every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m. through April 11. (There will be no tax preparation on Thursday, Feb. 21, or Thursday, March 7.)

The program is sponsored by Undergraduate Student Government, Department of Student Life, DocuZip and Parking Services.

Those interested in attending should visit the Undergraduate Student Government website and click on the “AARP Tax Preparation Information” to learn more about the required documentation needed during the tax preparation.
This walk-in program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis – there are no reservations. You must be present when called and your space in line will not be held. If you have any questions, please call the USG office at ext. 7002.

Career Center offers information sessions

Please tell your students about the Career Center's upcoming sessions, which are planned to help them with various phases of career planning and preparation. “Career Fair: Tips and Hints” Information Session Wednesday, Feb. 20, 3 to 4 p.m. Student Union 316 Do you know the three keys to introducing yourself to a potential employer at a Career Fair? Do you know how to market your skills, knowledge, and abilities? Come to this session to gain an edge in presenting yourself to employers at the Career Fair. (It's coming up this week, Thursday, February 21st, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Student Union Grand Ballroom!) UA All-Campus Career Fair presented by the Career Center Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Student Union Grand Ballroom Where else can you meet employers who are looking to recruit talented Zips for internships and full-time careers? Polish up your resume, get that suit dry cleaned, prepare your “30-second commercial” and come to the Career Fair. Professional dress is required.

Trombone Choir to perform in Guzzetta Hall

The Trombone Choir will perform Friday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. in Guzzetta Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call ext. 8301 or e-mail concerts@uakron.edu. |

Sports Hall of Fame induction
ceremony is Feb. 15

The Department of Athletics will host its 38th annual Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Quaker Square Inn, 135 South Broadway, on the west side of campus. The festivities begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the induction program at 8 p.m. The cost of the banquet is $40 per person and $20 for children age 13 and under. Tables of eight can be reserved for $300. Please contact Alexa Doutt, director of the Z-Fund, at ext. 2695 or asd9@uakron.edu to make a reservation.

Honorees in the Class of 2012 are:

  • Michael Andy (football)
  • LeShaunte Edwards (track)
  • Russ Klaus (football)
  • Ken MacDonald (administration)
  • Julie Bias Pratt (softball)
  • Ken Pryor (soccer)
  • Michelle Rizzo Wardle (cross country, track)

Also being recognized will be Kenneth "Red" Cochrane Meritorious Service Award recipient Ted Curtis, UA's vice president of capital planning and facilities management, and Karl Schwarzinger, recipient of the Mike Krino Varsity "A" Achievement Award. The nine honorees will take the total in the Hall of Fame to 362.

The 2012 Class also will be presented at halftime of the Akron vs. Bowling Green men's basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Repeated News Items Follow

Workplace Wisdom: 'Crossing Cultures'

The Workplace Wisdom Speaker Series proudly presents its next speaker, Dr. Sucharita Ghosh, associate professor of economics and director of graduate studies in the Department of Economics.

Her topic will be “Crossing Cultures as an International Student: What can we do to support them in our workplace?” on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Student Union 312.

The talk is free and open to the campus community.

Reserve your seat online today.

See all the speakers and topics in the Workplace Wisdom series.

Talent Development and Human Resources is the series sponsor. For more information, call ext. 6583.

Nominations sought to fill openings on
University Council Standing Committees

The Faculty Senate Executive Committee seeks nominations for representatives to fill two vacancies on University Council Standing Committees:

  • UC Budget, Finance, and Benefits Committee (one faculty seat, non-senator)
  • UC Public Affairs and Development Committee (one faculty seat, non-senator)

Nominees must be faculty members who are not current senators. Nominations and self-nominations may be submitted through the University Council Committee Appointment Request form on the Faculty Senate website. If you are nominating someone other than yourself, please verify the individual's willingness to serve if appointed before making the nomination.

Questions may be directed to the Faculty Senate Secretary, Frank Bove ext. 5104, or Heather Loughney ext. 7896.

See 50-year-old film featuring Malcolm X,
Martin Luther King and James Baldwin

Join us at the Center for the History of Psychology on Friday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. for a special, one-time screening of the film, “The Negro and the American Promise.”

In the spring of 1963, Dr. Kenneth B. Clark (at right), a professor of psychology at the City College of New York, interviewed separately Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and author James Baldwin about the racial climate of America. This thought-provoking film depicts the varying perspectives of three passionate, powerful leaders in the Black community. 

The film was produced by WGBH Boston and aired on educational channels in the spring and summer of 1963. The center will project the 16mm film with permission from the Public Broadcasting Service.

While the event is free and open to the public, space is limited. Please e-mail ahap@uakron.edu to reserve your spot, or for more information. Visit the Center for the History of Psychology online.

Parking lot closures for Feb. 15-16

Lots 2, 4, 8 and 13 near James A. Rhodes Arena will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb 15, for a men's basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 16. All cars must vacate by this time or face towing at the owner's expense. Since Lot 8 will be closed, free parking will be permitted in the East Campus Parking Deck (Lot 1) on Spicer Street for those with SRWC/ONAT parking permits. The lots will reopen following the game.

ORA introduces newsletter

The Office of Research Administration is pleased to announce its new newsletter, which includes funding opportunities, research-related events and professional development opportunities. The Office of Research Administration Newsletter is available online.

Please direct questions regarding the newsletter to Kathryn Watkins Wendell, ORA director, at ext. 6764, or Mary Dingler at ext. 7774.

Internship in social networking available

Faculty and staff — do you know a student who is adept with social media networks and understands how to communicate effectively in this digital age?

Please encourage them to apply for the student internship position that is now available to assist with social networking for the Akron Experience. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 15. The full job description is available online.

Polymer Engineering to host lecture

“Modeling Morphology Evolution during Solidification of iPP in Processing Conditions” will be presented by Dr. Giuseppe Titomanlio during a special seminar on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in the Aggarwal Lecture Hall, Room 130 in Polymer Engineering Academic Center. The talk by Titomanlio, who is in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Salerno in Italy, is hosted by the Department of Polymer Engineering. Dr. Miko Cakmak, the Harold A. Morton Chair, Distinguished Professor of Polymer Engineering, is the host. Titomanlio's research focuses mainly on properties and processing of polymers, with particular interest in the injection molding process; morphology, solidification and cooling stresses evolution during cooling and crystallization of thermoplastic polymers under polymer processing conditions.

Reminder: Faculty 180 deadline is Feb. 15

The next deadline for faculty to review and approve the data in Faculty 180 is Feb. 15.

The process for adding information to Faculty 180 is available online through the Office of Academic 
Affairs in the Faculty & Staff Resources section. Go to Faculty 180. From there, select Faculty 180 Login or 
Faculty 180 Training. The training is necessary for those entering the information or maintaining it in the

Faculty 180 is the new Web-based faculty credentials and activity reporting system. The training information also provides an excellent overview of Faculty 180.

Nancy Stokes provides access to the system. You can contact her at nstokes@uakron.edu.

If you need assistance with Faculty 180, contact the Support Center at ext. 6888.

Department of Polymer Engineering lecture

“The 'More than Moore' Trend in the Microelectronics Industry” will be presented by Dr. Gary K. Fedder on Friday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. in the Polymer Engineering Academic Center Aggarwal Lecture Hall, Room 130, as part of the Department of Polymer Engineering Spring 2013 Seminar Series. Read the abstract for the talk online.

Fedder is director of the Institute of Complex Engineered Systems, Howard M. Wilkoff Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor in The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include microsensor and microactuator design and modeling; integrated MEMS manufactured in CMOS processes and structured design methodologies for MEMS.

Dr. Xiong Gong, assistant professor of polymer engineering, is the host.

Learn important lifesaving skills

Student Recreation and Wellness Services is offering training to faculty and staff at no charge in hands-only cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). These simple skills can help save the life of a peer or family member.

Please join us for one of the 45-minute sessions scheduled. You can register at Training Seminars. All classes will be held in Student Recreation and Wellness Center 245.

  • Friday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m.
  • Friday, March 22, at 1 p.m.
  • Friday, April 20, at 11 a.m.

 If your department would like a session, please contact Diane Weaver at weaverd@uakron.edu or ext. 7172 to make arrangements. If you have any questions, contact Chuck Kunsman at kunsman@uakron.edu or ext. 5985, or Weaver.

Visiting printmaker to work with art students

thINKeditions, the Myers School of Art subscription print club, is pleased to announce its 2013 Visiting Printmaker Residency. 

Randy Bolton, head of the Print Media Department and Artist in Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, will be printing an edition of mixed-media (four-color screenprint and relief) prints with the assistance of printmaking students and faculty next week, Feb. 11-15. 

The subscription memberships begin at $200. Members will receive a print from the edition produced by Bolton. Contact Charles Beneke, associate professor of art, at beneke@uakron.edu for membership information.

Bolton will give a lecture on his work on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at noon in Folk Hall 165. The public is invited to stop in the print shop in Folk 121 to watch the progress of the edition between 9 a.m. and noon, or 1 and 5 p.m. next week. There will be an open studio reception on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Folk Hall 121.

Join in to support this invaluable educational experience, follow the production of an original print and collect engaging new works or art.

ZipLift competition is Feb. 22

Student Recreation and Wellness Services, in partnership with National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day, is proud to bring you ZipLift. The event will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center two-court gym and on the fitness floor.

Come test various components of your strength for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Arnold Classic Fitness Expo in Columbus March 2-4. Participation is free and awards will be given to the male and female winners of each event. The events include:

  • Bench Press 1-rep Max (awards given for best overall and best relative to bodyweight)
  • Deadlift 1-rep Max (awards given to best overall and best relative to bodyweight)
  • Pushups (max reps)
  • Pullups (max reps)

No preregistration is necessary, but you can stop in the Wellness Suite during SRWC open hours to fill out a registration form early if you like.

For questions, contact Joe Schillero at fitnessga@uakron.edu, or call at ext. 8373.

Upcoming School of Music performances

The School of Music has a variety of concerts planned for early February. All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call ext. 8301 or e-mail concerts@uakron.edu.

  • Cello Day, will be held in the Choral Room, 05 in Guzzetta Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. There will be a master class with the Cleveland Orchestra's Martha Baldwin, a cello "jam session" and individualized instruction. Erica Snowden, UA's newest cello instructor, will be on hand. For more information or to register for the free event, contact Guy Bordo at gvbordo@uakron.edu.
  • The Student Jazz Ensemble, led by Professor Jack Schantz, will perform on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. in Guzzetta Recital Hall.  
  • On Monday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m., guest pianists Holly Roadfeldt and Jeri-Mae Astolfi will perform works by Bartok, Ravel, Lutoslawski, Leatherbarrow, Perttu, O'Riordan and James Wilding, (at right) associate college lecturer, in Guzzetta Recital Hall.   

Joe Augustine's 'Piano Valentine'

Join Steinway Artist Joe Augustine, vocalist Janet Opritza-Davis, drummer Sam McKenzie and bassist Dave Morgan for an afternoon of romantic piano favorites on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. at the Stage Door in E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

Those interested can purchase Augustine's just-released "Remembering You: the Music Book" — all proceeds benefit the School of Music's All-Steinway campaign.

This performance is part of the Kulas Concert Series. Tickets are $12 general admission, $6 for non-UA students and free for UA students with Zip Cards. Call ext. 7570 or visit uaevents.com for more information.

Have plans for Valentine's Day?

You can join University Dining Services at Schumacher's restaurant at Quaker Square for a special Valentine's Day dinner! The cost of $25 per person gets you a welcome glass of champagne, soup, salad, choice of entree with sides and the choice of a dessert from The Pie Factory. Schumacher's is open for dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Can't make it for a Valentine's Day dinner? Join us for Chocolate and Wine in the lounge. For $15, you get two glasses of house wine and a selection of delectable chocolate mini desserts. To make reservations, call ext. 2982.

Get a pie for Valentine's Day

The Pie Factory at Quaker Square is now taking orders for juicy, chocolate- covered strawberries for Valentine's Day. The cost is $19.99 per dozen. Orders will be available for pick up until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14. Call ext. 7492 to place your order.

Get discount tickets for STOMP

Effective today, Feb. 7, faculty and staff can purchase discount tickets for $26.50 for selected seats to see the Broadway touring performance of STOMP at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Friday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. STOMP blends the unique sound of percussion and stage movement. The return of this show features two new full-scale routines utilizing such props as tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. The $26.50 discount is good on up to four tickets, and the purchase must be made in person at the Thomas Hall Ticket Office with a valid Zip Card. The offer is not good on previously purchased tickets.

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