Registration deadline approaching
for our Black Male Summit
The Black Male Summit, held April 12-13, will draw more than 600 individuals from all walks of life (the event is not only for black male students).
The two-day event is free to UA students, faculty and staff. The public may attend for $50.
Nationally recognized keynote presenters include:
- Roderick Gillum, chairman of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation;
- Dr. Steve Perry, author, television host and prep school principal;
- Brian Heat, director of the Diverse Male Student Academy; and
- Dr. Joseph White, psychology professor at the University of California Irvine.
In addition, education leaders, experts and students will lead workshops and address topics such as:
- “Science is Not a Color: STEM May Be for You,”
- “Coaching Black Males into Academic Champions,”
- “Let me Introduce Myself: How Clothing Becomes Your Hello,” and
- “Can Black Women Raise Black Boys to be Strong Black Men?”
Conference topics include networking, race relations, self-esteem, healthy relationships and strategies for personal and professional growth. Full conference agenda.
Register online now. Registration deadline is April 8.
Direct any inquiries to 330-972-7008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Rec Center is among nation's best
UA has one of the 25 best recreation centers in the nation, according to the website Best College Reviews.
Our Student Recreation and Wellness Center is ranked 14th nationally, and Akron is one of only three Ohio schools — Ohio State and University of Cincinnati are the others — to made the cut.
Of our center, the site said, "Akron is a smaller MAC school, but they punch above their weight class with their world class student recreation facilities. The University of Akron recreation complex is 295,000 feet and features a 56-foot rock climbing wall, a leisure pool, a spa, and a lazy river. So you’ve got an indoor water park basically bolted onto a killer gym included when you attend Akron. Just the thing needed to wait out the cold Ohio winters."
Jim Walczyk, director of student recreation and wellness services, said the Rec Center remains a popular draw. "As the facility approaches its 10th anniversary, it continues to impress, as we frequently receive compliments from students, prospective students and parents.
"A lot of that attests to the quality of our employees," he added. "They work hard daily to ensure that we're providing great programming and services in a clean, safe and welcoming environment. Everything we do supports the success of our students, faculty, staff and community." Story continues online.
Nominations open for CPAC
- No self-nominations.
- Each contract professional is allowed to nominate one contract professional.
- Only full-time contract professionals are eligible.
- Nominees are required to serve a three-year term on the CPAC.
- Nominees may be asked to serve on University Council.
This is a great way to represent your constituents on campus and have an opportunity to become engaged in the decision making process that affects all contract professionals.
If you would like to nominate a contract professional, please first determine that they are willing to commit the time (the committee meets once a month), and then send the nominee's name and contact information to email@example.com.
All nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 5. All nominees will be announced in E-Mail Digest and voting will take place from April 9 through April 16.
Services announced for Irene Stallings
A lifelong Akron resident who graduated from East High School in 1977, Stallings worked at St. Thomas Hospital for many years before joining UA’s Department of Physical Facilities in 2005.Stallings is survived by daughter, Tanishia Stallings; son, Darshaun Stallings; grandchildren, Jason Campbell and Jaida and Jaionna Stallings, and other family members.
A service will be held Friday, March 29, at noon at Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 825 Buchtel Ave., Akron. Friends may visit at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. A full obituary is available online at Ohio.com.
‘Learning and the MOOC’
Osher Scholarship deadline is April 12
The scholarship was established by The Bernard Osher Foundation to provide assistance to adult learners who otherwise might not be able to afford a college education. It offers a financial incentive, as well as important recognition, for the most qualified students to work toward degree completion and, ultimately, fulfill their career objectives.
Students selected to be Osher Scholars will:
- Be between 25 and 50 years of age
- Have been away from school for a minimum of 5 years
- Be working toward the completion of first baccalaureate degree
- Be enrolled full-time (carrying at least 12 hours)
- Have a minimum of one semester completed at The University of Akron with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA.
‘Navigating the Practice of Law
in the Wake of Ethics 20/20’
The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 has undertaken a comprehensive review of the profession’s current ethics rules in light of major changes to the practice of law, including new technologies and the globalization of the delivery of legal services. This intensive review has taken more than three years. The first set of the commission’s recommendations was adopted by the ABA in August 2012. The Ethics 20/20 and Uncertain Times Symposium will not only assess the work of Ethics 20/20 – in terms of both process and substance – but will also examine the current landscape for the delivery of legal services in the United States and elsewhere.
International and national experts in the professional responsibility field, including persons involved in the Ethics 20/20 Commission’s work, ABA staff counsel and a diverse group of lawyers, in-house counsel, academics and judges will present papers assessing the commission’s work and examining related questions.The symposium is chaired by Frank E. Quirk, director, and Jack P. Sahl, faculty director. Cost to attend is $150 and $125 for School of Law alumni. A $125 group rate is available for two or more attendees from the same organization. Register online, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 6363.
UA adds to veteran-friendly initiatives
Currently, the campus community includes approximately 1,300 student-veterans, along with 135 faculty and staff members who are military veterans. Over the years, UA has made a concerted effort to develop a veteran-friendly culture, and Crain’s Cleveland Business recently called the University a “standout” for its offerings, which include the high-tech Musson Veterans Lounge, a fast-track two-year degree, and a partnership with the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center to provide specialized therapies and clinical services.
The Blair Family Foundation was established by Faye Blair and her late husband, Tom, a Korean War veteran, Marine infantryman and local business leader who attended UA. The foundation has a long tradition of demonstrating its appreciation for men and women in all branches of the military, especially those who have returned from active duty to continue their education at UA.
In addition to the emergency loan fund, the foundation has provided financial support over the years to create and maintain a Korean War memorial on campus, and to establish the Musson Veterans Lounge, where student-veterans can relax, connect and attend programs of special interest to them.Military service members interested in applying for this loan should contact the Military Services Center at email@example.com or call ext. 7838. If you have questions, please contact Mary Rossett at ext. 7382.
Retirement reception for Debra Keller
ASCE Student Chapter receives award
Check out local trails for running
We will start off with easy to moderate trails and progress to more challenging trails as the series unfolds. We will provide transportation to the trailhead and back to the SRWC. For more information, contact Ashley Mowen at ext. 6956 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor climbing trip set April 13
Each trip offers a full day of climbing. The cost is $10 for students and $15 for faculty and staff members of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Contact Ashley Mowen at ext. 6956 or email@example.com for additional information.
Catch the dream at Thomas Hall
The Tony and Academy Award-winning musical tells the story of an up-and-coming 1960s singing group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune.
Discount tickets must be purchased in person at the Thomas Hall Ticket Office with a valid Zip Card on selected seats only. The discount is not valid on previously purchased tickets. For more information visit uaevents.com.
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April 3 campus forum for library dean candidate
Clicker demonstrations on campus in April
- Monday, April 8, Turning Technologies, Student Union 316
- Tuesday, April 9, eInstruction, Student Union 316
UA has used clickers for more than nine years, both for credit courses and for administrative and special events. Instructors use clickers as a pedagogical tool to emphasize inquiry, dialogue and debate in the Socratic tradition; as a formative tool to provide immediate feedback on concept attainment; and as a classroom management tool to encourage student engagement and monitor student performance and attendance. Clickers are also used on and off campus for guest lectures, presentations, and anonymous audience surveys and votes.
With the availability of virtual clicker systems that allow participants to use wireless mobile devices for responding, UA has arrived at a crossroads in implementation and support. Currently, such devices are not interoperable with the system in use at UA. Therefore, we have invited five vendors, including our present vendor, to demonstrate systems that would allow the use of virtual devices. Virtual technology could also enable real-time participation by remote distance learning students (attending at a connected distance learning class or through a desktop connection).The invited vendors responded to an RFP written by an ad hoc committee of the Faculty Senate, consisting of longtime clicker users joined by three members of Instructional Services. You can view the faculty resolution on the website of Instructional Services.
Please announce rescheduled
Student Trustee information session
This is an excellent opportunity for students to become further involved with their University, to gain leadership and managerial experience at a high level, and to shape the future of The University of Akron. Attendance at an information session is not required, but highly encouraged for potential applicants.
The Student Trustee position will become available on July 1, 2013, for a two-year term that ends on July 1, 2015. Interested and qualified UA students must complete an application and return it to the Undergraduate Student Government office by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 5. Applications are available from Undergraduate Student Government, SU 133, or online at Undergraduate Student Government.
Five nominees will be selected from the applicant pool and submitted to President Luis Proenza, who will review and forward nominee applications and resumes to the Governor of Ohio, who has sole authority to make the final appointment decision.
For more information, please contact Mary Beth Clemons at ext. 7003.
Charles M. Knight Lecture is April 2
Whitby Lecture Series to feature
speaker from Tokyo
- Synthesis and Properties of Linear Ethylene/Polar Monomer Copolymers, Thursday, April 4, 2 p.m.
- Synthesis of Sterecontrolled Polymers Made of Carbon Monoxide or Carbon Dioxide, Friday, April 5, 11 a.m.
Student 'Drop-in Night' to be hosted
at the Akron Art Museum
Students may browse the art collections in the galleries at the museum as well as participate in an “Art History 101 lecture: Danny Lyon in Context.” See the Akron Art Museum calendar to learn more.
Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Students should bring their Zip Cards with them.
Food for Fines continues through April 7
Wayne College Career Expo is April 12
Wayne County Employment & Training Connection, and Wayne County Common Good Inc., will be on hand. Both are nonprofit organizations that offer public services to Wayne County and surrounding areas.
For more information, visit the Wayne College Career Expo online.
Reminder: March 31 the deadline to register
for engineering summer camps
Women in Engineering will once again offer summer camps for girls in middle and high school interested in learning more about engineering as a career.
Multiplying Your Options (MYO) Summer Camp, will be offered Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $140 and includes lunch each day. A T-shirt and bag are included. Registration continues through March 31.
Girls entering the seventh and eighth grades will be introduced to biomedical, civil, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering through hands-on activities and tours of local engineering firms. The students also will work as teams to design edible cars and compete against each other.
Summer Experience in Engineering (See UA) Summer Camp will be offered Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on June 14. Overnight camp dates are Sunday, June 9, to Friday, June 14.
SEE UA is a one-week residential summer camp for girls entering the ninth through 12th grades that immerses them in biomedical, civil, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering with hands-on engineering activities in the morning, tours of local engineering firms in the afternoon and campus-wide activities in the evening.
The campers working as teams on engineering design projects or research projects and then compete against other camp teams at the end of the week. They live in residence housing located on campus, where the resident assistants are upper-class engineering students. Day camp is available for students that have evening obligations. The cost to attend the overnight camp is $450 (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner) and $250 to attend the day camp (includes breakfast and lunch). A t-shirt and bag are included.
Visit Women in Engineering for more information and to register.
Upcoming Intramural Sports deadline
Please contact the OASIS Office with any questions at ext. 6956 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Dance Destination Akron' is April 4-5
Easter buffet planned at Schumacher's
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