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Diversity Fest
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Notice: Sept. 5 last day to get full refund on textbooks
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Induction Ceremony for National Society of Collegiate Scholars is rescheduled
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Roo Express update for Labor Day holiday
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Parking permit and enforcement update
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Student personal property insurance is available
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Vote for students with entries in Akron Art Prize competition
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CAREER KICK-OFF
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You are invited to block party to celebrate the arts Sept. 10
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Join WZIP/ZTV
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Tutoring Options at UA
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Free Online Tutoring Available
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From academics to ‘good eats’ this week
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Cultural Partner Program
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Final Sorority Recruitment Orientation
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Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Orientation
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Town Hall Open Forum
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Undergraduate Student Government is Now Hiring!
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Self Defense for College Students
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Corps of Cadets Informational Meeting
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Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity Info Nights
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LeadAkron Certificate Program-- APPLICATIONS OPEN!
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Campus Focus: Connecting people to God
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Looking for a Leadership Opportunity?
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Kanga Blue Auditions
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Homecoming Royalty Applications Due Tuesday, Sept. 8
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Nuance All-Male A Cappella Auditions
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Join a Leadership Development Group!
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Apply Now for Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honorary!
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UA seeks smokers’ cooperation
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EH440 A Capella Group
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Diversity Fest Sept. 16
12:00 am - 2:00 am
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Join ZPN as we host The Diversity Fest and get involved in the various organizations on campus in celebration of Diversity Week!

While connecting with diverse student organizations, you can also participate in a Drum Circle, get a free Henna tattoo, win prizes and giveaways, and grab a Zippy Cookie for the road!

It all starts on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at noon in the second floor lounge near Starbucks.


Location: Student Union, second floor lounge

Contact Information:
Kristina Aiad-Toss
zpndiversity@uakron.edu
330-972-7014


Sponsored by: The Zips Programming Network
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Notice: Sept. 5 last day to get full refund on textbooks Sept. 5
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The last day to receive a full refund on a textbook is Saturday, Sept. 5, in the campus bookstores located in the Student Union and Polsky Building. To get the full refund, you must have the receipt.
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Induction Ceremony for National Society of Collegiate Scholars is rescheduled Sept. 5
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Induction Ceremony for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars that was scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct, 4.

Tickets and registration have been updated on the eventbrite site. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused!


Location: Student Union Ballrooms

Contact Information:
Kristie Noe
ken21@zips.uakron.edu
330-564-3233


Sponsored by: NSCS
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Roo Express update for Labor Day holiday Sept. 7
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Roo Express Operating Hours on September 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rob’s Holiday Route: (wait times approximately 15 minutes)

Quaker ( Mill Street… Route running counterclockwise)
Main & State
Broadway & Exchange to service (22 Exchange, 401 Lofts, Depot)
Starbucks
Edge
Spicer Hall
Fir Hill
Rob’s Café

The Rob’s Holiday route will be the only route running on Monday. The Downtown route will run on Sunday night, but not Monday night.


Location: UA Main Campus

Contact Information:
Parking and Transportation Services
rooexpress@uakron.edu
330-972-7213


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Parking permit and enforcement update
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Fall 2015 parking permits are still available to be picked up in the Parking and Transportation Services office located in Lot 26, the North Campus Deck. Commuter students who need to park from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. will need to purchase the Overnight Parking validation to park in designated overnight parking lots. Graduate Assistants must have an approved permit application in the system for overnight access.

Enforcement of general permit and overnight parking regulations will begin Tuesday Sept. 8, 2015. As in previous years, the first citation will be issued as a warning for select minor violations; such as not displaying a permit or expired parking meters. Parking regulations will be enforced 24 / 7 on the main campus by both parking employees and the UAPD.

For further information, please visit the Parking Fines and the Overnight Parking webpages. Contact Parking and Transportation Services with questions or concerns.


Location: UA Main Campus

Contact Information:
Parking and Transportation Services
parking@uakron.edu
330-972-7213


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Student personal property insurance is available Sept. 4
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The University of Akron makes available through an outside insurance agent, Haylor, Freyer & Coon, a personal property insurance program designed specifically for students.

The plan is eligible to all registered students, undergraduate or graduate, and to all study abroad participants. It is a voluntary program that a student may choose to enroll in if he or she finds the coverage adequate for his or her needs.

The University makes the coverage available to students as a service only and does not receive commissions from the program. Haylor, Freyer & Coon currently administers the plan and details of the plan may be obtained by contacting either Haylor, Freyer & Coon or the Office of Risk Management.

To learn more, view this brochure of the plan online.

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Vote for students with entries in Akron Art Prize competition Sept. 5 - Oct. 3
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More than 30 UA students spent time this summer expressing their creativity in a variety of mediums for the fourth annual Akron Art Prize competition. Their finished pieces, along with those of artists from around the region, will be displayed at downtown Akron venues, beginning Sept. 5.

kron Art PrizeThe competition, which runs through Oct. 3, is sponsored by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation and coordinated by the Downtown Akron Partnership. The works displayed will represent a wide range of categories — from painting and photography to collage, graphic design and sculpture. UA covered the $25 entry fee for each student chosen to participate.

It’s up to the voting public to choose the winners.

Individuals can cast votes by downloading the Akron Art Prize app on their iPhone or Android device to view entries and cast votes. iPad kiosks are available for those without smart phone capabilities at all participating venues. Voting will continue during the universal venue hours, and close Oct. 3 with a finale celebration in the Akron Art Museum, One South High St.

Results of the public voting will be announced and awards presented during the finale, which is open to the public. The first place winner will have his/her artwork displayed in the Akron Art Museum for one week following the exhibition and receive $5,000. In addition, five $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded. This year, a special Artist's Choice award of $1,000 will be given to the entry selected by all of the participating Akron Art Prize artists. To learn more, visit the Akron Art Prize online.

Here are the participating UA students, listed with the venues where you can see their work:

43 Furnace Art Complex, 43 Furnace St.


  • Hannah Clemons

  • Masoume Davoudi

  • Jenn Dutt

  • Jaclyn Hale

  • Bridget Hoosic

  • Neriah-Shae Licata

  • Joshua Montgomery

  • Alexandra Morrison

  • Tara Murphy

  • Troy D. Myers

  • Laura Pisarski-Crawford

  • Mallory Trecaso

  • Melissa Urian

  • Wei Zeng


Nightlight, 30 N. High St.


  • Alexandra Long

  • Anita Marquart

  • Alexa Pokorny


Ro3, 115 E. Market St., #202


  • Katherine Butler

  • Chad A. Delmont

  • Emma Eshler

  • Rachael Goldman

  • Julia McNally

  • Rachel Rodgers

  • Chad Uehlein


Summit Artspace Gallery, 140 E. Market St.


  • Rebecca Aronhalt

  • Bradley Brownfield

  • Eric Ford

  • Melissa Markwald

  • Kit Palencar

  • Nathan Prebonick

  • Ryan Sandy

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CAREER KICK-OFF Sept. 12
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Join us for the Career Kickoff before the Pitt vs UA football game on Saturday, September 12th. The tailgate starts at 3:00pm outside of InfoCision Stadium. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with employers in a fun atmosphere. Free food will be provided, as well as a raffle to win an Apple Watch!

Location: Outside InfoCision Stadium
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You are invited to block party to celebrate the arts Sept. 10 Sept. 10
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Inside|Out reproduction of “Flooding” by Tyrrell Brinsley

Noticed any new artwork on campus?

Thanks to the Akron Art Museum’s Inside|Out program, there are now 10 high-quality reproductions of iconic artworks from the museum’s collection installed on and near campus. The art will be on view through mid-October.

With funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a total of 30 artworks have been reproduced and are being rotated through Akron neighborhoods. The on-campus locations for the artwork are near Folk Hall, Hower House, E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall and InfoCision Stadium. (Pictured above is the Inside|Out reproduction of “Flooding” by Tyrrell Brinsley, which is installed at the north end of InfoCision Stadium.)

To celebrate, the museum, located at 1 South High St., will host a block party on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. for the campus community and residents of the University Park area. Admission is free and the event will feature local food, live music and curator-led museum tours.

“Inside|Out has enhanced the Akron Art Museum’s community engagement goal to reach new audiences by taking art experiences outside the museum,” says Roza Maille, coordinator of the project.

The Polsky Roo Express will add an Akron Art Museum stop to its route between 6 and 9 p.m. for those on campus who wish to attend. The pick-up/drop-off stop will be after the College Street stop and before the Polsky Building stop near the High/Market Parking Deck at 40 S. High St.

Visit Inside|Out online to learn more. More information about the Sept. 10 event is available on Facebook.

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Join WZIP/ZTV Aug. 31 - Sept. 11
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Have you ever wanted to know how a radio or TV station works? Are you interested in learning more?

Come Join WZIP/ZTV!!

WZIP/ZTV is open to all majors and students. All you need is a 2.5 GPA.

We offer a lot of fun, great friends and a collaborative learning environment.

Pick up an application in Kolbe 320. Kolbe Hall is located near the JAR and Bierce Library.


Location: Kolbe Hall

Contact Information:
Brenda Reichert
br@uakron.edu
330-972-7105
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Tutoring Options at UA Sept. 8 - Dec. 11
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All on-campus tutoring services open Tuesday, September 8. Help is available at centers in Bierce Library and the Polsky Building.

At Bierce Library:

No appointments are needed to get help at Bierce Math Lab (room 69). Bierce Math Lab is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Call 330-972-5214 with your questions.

Bierce Writing Commons (room 68) offers assistance in the writing process for both undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline. Bierce Writing Commons is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Please call for an appointment during the hours the lab is open (330-972-6548).

Tutorial Services, located just outside Bierce Writing Lab, offers subject tutoring in a wide variety of disciplines, with an emphasis on General Education courses. Tutorial Services is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Please call 330-972-6552 during lab hours to set up an appointment. Tutoring in math classes (up through Differential Equations) is available without an appointment.

At the Polsky Building:

Call (330-972-7046) or stop by the Polsky Tutoring reception desk on the third floor of the Polsky Building to make an appointment for these tutoring services:

Polsky Math Lab offers faculty and peer tutors who can provide one-on-one help in courses ranging from basic math through calculus. Polsky Math Lab also offers tutors in biology, chemistry, and physics.

Polsky Writing Lab has faculty and peer tutors who can help both undergraduate and graduate students strengthen their writing skills in writing assignments from any discipline.

The College Reading and Study Skills Lab can help strengthen study skills and develop test-taking strategies.

Polsky Tutoring also can provide help with basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Springboard. Polsky Tutoring is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday. Appointments are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Location: Bierce Library and the Polsky Building
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Free Online Tutoring Available Sept. 1 - Dec. 11
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To supplement our campus face-to-face tutoring services, UA offers free on-line tutoring in writing, math, statistics, biology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and chemistry. eTutoring provides trained faculty and student tutors through the Ohio eTutoring Collaborative and provides support that is especially helpful to students in on-line and distance-learning courses.

eWriting Lab: Students can submit up to three drafts of a paper to the asynchronous eWriting Lab and should have a detailed response in 24 to 48 hours.

eChat: Students can chat with tutors in math, biology, anatomy and physiology, and chemistry. The weekly schedule is posted at the UA page of the eTutoring platform.

eQuestions: Students can post a question in any of the subject areas where eTutoring is offered, and a tutor will respond.

UA students just need to visit the UA homepage at https://goo.gl/6G0fcn to register. eTutoring is available September 1 through December 11.


Location: eTutoring

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From academics to ‘good eats’ this week Sept. 5
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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This week on “UA to Z,” Larry Burns, vice president for advancement, along with Willy Kollman, associate director of alumni and government relations, welcome:


  • Dr. Lakeesha Ransom, new dean of the Honors College, who will talk about the role that she plays at UA and share her vision for the Honors College in the future.

  • Liz Tyran and Jason Scala of Urban Eats Café, who will stop by to share a bit of the history of their downtown Akron pop arts cafe and the role that they and their cafe play in the community.

  • Greg Dieringer, director of College Credit Plus, who will talk about this innovative program and how UA partners with local public schools to provide dual enrollment options for students in grades seven through12.


“UA to Z” airs on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on 1590 WAKR-AM. To learn more about the show, the hosts, or to listen to previous broadcasts, visit “UA to Z” online. You can also follow the show on Twitter at @UAtoZ.

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Cultural Partner Program Oct. 2
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Are you interested in gaining an intercultural experience through interacting with people from the other parts of the globe? Do you want to see how diverse our campus actually is? Do you want to develop your leadership skill as well as your diversity awareness?

Then you may be interested in our Cultural Partner Program (CPP). The CPP is aimed to create opportunities for both domestic students and international students to gain cultural knowledge and intercultural communication skills.

The ultimate goal of CPP is to foster the cultural diversity on our UA campus and help to create an international student-friendly environment.

To be an American cultural partner you can:
* Learn more about another culture!
* Gain different perspectives!
* Share your own culture!
* Make new friends from around the world!
* Have fun!

Each of you will be matched up with a partner from another culture based on similar interests. You will contact each other through online communication tools and also meet in person. During the fall semester, there will be two social event for all the intercultural partners to meet one another. The dates are Oct. 2 and Nov.6. You are welcome to join the party and enjoy food, culture, and fun!

If you are interested to be an intercultural partner, please submit an application.
If you are a international student, please click on this link:
https://akron.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_08wXTtprQ7SvFjf

If you are a domestic student, please click on this link:
https://akron.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aeHlAmsSjRYhCCN

Please check your email on Oct.1, we will give you the exact time and place.

Any question or concern, want more information? Feel free to contact our Graduate Assistant Ningyuan Ma, nm76@zips.uakron.edu, or call 330-972-4680.


Location: TBA

Contact Information:
Ningyuan Ma
nm76@zips.uakron.edu
330-972-4680
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Final Sorority Recruitment Orientation Sept. 10
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join us for the final sorority recruitment orientation in the Student Union Ballroom A from 6-8pm to learn more about the recruitment process. This is a mandatory event if you did not attend the first recruitment orientation and want to go through the recruitment process. If you are interested in registering please fill out the the registration form on www.uakron.edu/fsl, click how to join, and select PHC sorority recruitment. After you are finished with the online registration, pay the $15 fee at the Information Desk on the first floor of the Student Union, by September 10th at 9pm.

Location: Student Union Ballroom A

Contact Information:
Katelin L. Brendel
klg21@uakron.edu
330-972-7909


Sponsored by: Panhellenic Council

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Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Orientation Sept. 9
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join us in the Student Union Ballroom B from 3-5pm to learn more about the recruitment process. Attendance is mandatory for at least one of the two recruitment orientations. Register today by visiting www.uakron.edu/fsl, click how to join, and select PHC Sorority Recruitment. After you are done with the online registration pay the $15 fee by September 10th at 9pm.

Location: Student Union Ballroom B

Contact Information:
Katelin L. Brendel
klg21@uakron.edu
330-972-7909


Sponsored by: Panhellenic Council

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Town Hall Open Forum Sept. 10
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join USG in an open forum where students can engage with members about recent changes and budget cuts at UA.

The goal is to produce transparency from the administration, gain insight into student concerns, and an opportunity for students to engage with their student body representative from USG.

This event will be on Thursday, September 10th from 3pm to 5pm.


Location: Student Union, Starbucks Lounge

Contact Information:
Taylor Swift
USGPresident@uakron.edu
330-972-7002


Sponsored by: Undergraduate Student Government

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Undergraduate Student Government is Now Hiring!
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Interested in getting involved with USG? Apply for our open positions for the 2015-2016 school year. Open positions include:

- Associate Justice (2)
- At-Large Senator (3)
- College of Arts and Sciences Senator
- College of Business Senator
- College of Engineering Senator
- Commuter Student Senator
- Honors College Senator
- Residence Life Senator

You can get a copy of the application in the USG Office (Student Union 307a) or on our website (www.uakron.edu/usg). Check out our website for more information!

Applications are due by Thursday, September 10th at 5pm.


Location: Student Union 307a

Contact Information:
Bethany Pierce
USGSenateChair@uakron.edu
330-972-7002


Sponsored by: Undergraduate Student Government

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Self Defense for College Students Sept. 14
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join Exercise Science Club for a 90-minute, hands-on self-defense seminar in InfoCision Stadium Room 310. Our instructor, Alex Lanshe, has created a program specifically geared toward teaching UA students how to be proactive in staying safe on campus.

Cost is $10 for pre-registration and $20 at the door. Choose ONE of FOUR sessions listed below. Please pre-register by emailing WarriorSpeaker@gmail.com. Direct any questions to Rachel Salberg at rms134@zips.uakron.edu.

Session Dates and Times:

9/14 — 6-7:30 p.m.
9/14 — 8-9:30 p.m.
9/17 — 6-7:30 p.m.
9/17 — 8-9:30 p.m.


Location: InfoCision Stadium Room 310

Contact Information:
Rachel Salberg
rms134@zips.uakron.edu
330-612-2927


Sponsored by: Exercise Science Club
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Corps of Cadets Informational Meeting Sept. 8
4:30 pm - 5:50 pm
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Interested in improving your leadership skills in a structured environment on campus?

Check out the new Corps of Cadets. We will have an informational meeting about the program on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Schrank Hall South, Room 1.


Location: SHS Room 1

Contact Information:
Bradley Harvey
bharvey1@uakron.edu
330-972-2073
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Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity Info Nights Sept. 8 - Sept. 9
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Interested in medical school?

We can help you get there!

Informational Sessions for Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity will be held on:

Sept. 8 and 9
Auburn Science and Engineering Center D404 (Biology Building)

Email ua.phide@gmail.com or check us out on OrgSync for more information.


Location: Auburn Science and Engineering Center D404

Contact Information:
Isabella Bartholomew
ikb1@uakron.edu
330-354-3439


Sponsored by: Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraterntiy

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LeadAkron Certificate Program-- APPLICATIONS OPEN! Sept. 2 - Sept. 18
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Want to make yourself more marketable after graduation? Want to expand your leadership skills? Want to meet new people who share a passion for being leaders?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions…then I have a GREAT opportunity for you!

LeadAkron has launched a Certificate Program and is currently interviewing for participants (35 max. will be selected!). Consider applying for this awesome opportunity – the application is online and only take a few minutes!

Still not convinced? Here’s more information about this new opportunity:
What is the Leadership Certificate Program?

• The Leadership Certificate Program is an opportunity for students interested in furthering their leadership development to get practical education and experience…all while meeting new people and having fun!
• Students interested in this program can complete the application by September 12: https://orgsync.com/85676/forms/104944

What do I need to do as a participant?

• Participants will be paired with a full-time staff member on campus who will serve as their "Leadership Coach". They will be asked to meet with this person twice per semester to track involvement in the program and progress towards completion
• By attending certain programs you will receive points towards your 15 point goal - programs are pre-planned by our staff and hosted on campus. Topic range from followership and leadership 101 to servant leadership and many more "hot topics"!
• You will be asked to complete 25 hours of community service - giving back to the community is BIG part of being a leader!

What are the benefits of a leadership certification?

• Certification allows you to market yourself after graduation from The University of Akron by developing your personal and career-oriented skills in leadership, ethics and values, team building, and more.
• This opportunity will broaden your awareness of social issues through service learning and you will better understand the perspectives of others.


If you have questions about this program or the online application, please contact lead@uakron.edu or visit the LeadAkron Certificate Program website http://www.uakron.edu/studentlife/lead/certificate-program.dot


Location: Student Union
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Campus Focus: Connecting people to God Sept. 3
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Campus Focus LogoThe Tag line of Campus Focus is Connecting People to God. That is why we exist, and that is what we do. We understand that people come from a variety of backgrounds, systems of beliefs and experiences. It is our desire to be a place where people of all walks of life can come and ask difficult questions, experience the love of Christ and discover the God who created them. We are not a perfect group so we acknowledge that we will not always get those things right. But, we hope in spite of our shortcomings that we can still assist you on your journey.

Campus Focus meets every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in The Chapel’s main auditorium . We also have small groups that meet throughout the week. For more information, please visit Campus Focus online.

Location: 135 Fir Hill, Akron

Sponsored by: Campus Focus

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Looking for a Leadership Opportunity? Aug. 20 - Sept. 18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Department of Student Conduct is offering a unique leadership opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to serve on the University Hearing Board.

The Department of Student Conduct is in need of highly motivated students who…
• Play an active role in our campus community
• Have excellent critical thinking skills
• Have a strong desire to uphold the educational mission of U.A.


Apply today at www.uakron.edu/studentconduct


Completed applications can be emailed to Stephanie Dykema at studentconductga@uakron.edu or dropped off at the Department of Student Conduct located in the Simmons Hall Rm. 302.

*All applications must be submitted by September 18, 2015*


Location: Simmons Hall 302
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Kanga Blue Auditions Sept. 8 - Sept. 10
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Are you a female University of Akron student who enjoys singing? Would you like to be a part of Akron's female a cappella group? Come audition for Kanga Blue!

September 8 & 9 6:30-8 in Honors Complex Basement.
Sing a verse and chorus of a song that shows off your voice. Also be prepared to sing the Star Spangled Banner.

Callbacks would be September 10 in Leigh Hall Auditorium.

Questions? Email kangablueacappella@gmail.com


Location: Honors Complex Basement
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Homecoming Royalty Applications Due Tuesday, Sept. 8 Aug. 24 - Sept. 8
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Student organizations, university departments, faculty, staff, contract professionals and administrators may nominate one male for Royalty/King and/or one female for Royalty/Queen (nominations are taken individually, not as a pair).

Candidates must be fully admitted to The University of Akron, have at least a 2.5 accumulative grade point average (GPA) and have completed 96 credit hours (32 credit hours for students in an Associate Degree program) at The University of Akron as of September 8, 2015. A grade waiver permitting GPA verification is included in this application, and must be signed and returned with the nomination form.

Nominations are due Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by 5pm to the Student Union Information Center.

A $30.00 application fee per nominee is required at the time the completed application is returned to the Student Union Information Center.

Applications are available at:
http://www.uakron.edu/studentlife/campusprograms/homecoming/


Location: Student Union Information Center

Contact Information:
Dave Vale
dvale@uakron.edu
330-972-6568


Additional Information
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Nuance All-Male A Cappella Auditions Sept. 10 - Sept. 11
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Nuance is The University of Akron's premier all-male a cappella group. Since their founding in 2004, Nuance's mission has been to provide high quality a cappella music to a variety of audiences on campus, in the surrounding community, and beyond. Thanks to hardworking members representing many majors and talents, Nuance has become one of the longest standing and most successful student organizations at the University. Nuance has performed for Fox 8 News, First Night Akron, Cleveland Cavaliers games, and even an international choral competition in Italy. The group's first professionally published full-length album, New Suit, features over a dozen favorite arrangements, 28 past and present members, and mixing by a four-time Emmy award winner. After outgrowing the University's largest auditorium four semesters in a row, this engaging and dynamic group of singers is thrilled to take their semiannual concert off-campus and into the community with a debut performance at the Akron Civic Theatre.

Auditions for Nuance will be held on September 10th and 11th from 8:00pm-10:00pm in the Leigh Hall Auditorium. Aspiring members must only attend one audition day, and the audition will only take around fifteen minutes. Auditionees should prepare a short joke, approximately one minute of any song (sung a cappella), and a short vocal percussion sample.

Check out our social media pages and website for more information.


Location: Leigh Hall Auditorium.

Contact Information:
Justin Brown
jmb365@zips.uakron.edu
419-575-2940


Sponsored by: Nuance

Additional Information
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Join a Leadership Development Group! Sept. 17
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Meet new people this fall while taking part in a unique leadership experience through the Institute for Leadership Advancement.

-Just one hour per week
-No homework
-Create your own schedule
-Earn credit toward a "Leadership Certificate"

Enroll today! Visit our registration page at

bit.ly/LDGsignup



Location: CBA room 258

Contact Information:
Brittany Riley
beberts@uakron.edu
330-972-8115
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Apply Now for Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honorary!
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Applications from juniors, seniors, and graduate students for Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership honorary, are now being accepted.  The Theta Circle of ODK is one of the oldest chapters in the United States; ODK was founded at Washington & Lee College in 1914.  We celebrated our 90th anniversary in 2012 and are proud of our tradition of leadership on The University of Akron campus.  The society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character. The application will open on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015. If you feel that you fit these characteristics, be sure to submit your application by Friday, October 9th, 2015 at this link:

http://odk.org/circle-officers/recruit-new-members/

Please include all of your activities here at The University of Akron or in your community (organizations, sports teams, volunteer activities, church choir, etc.). In addition, please send your resume to odkakron@gmail.com.

You can find more information about ODK at our website: http://odk.org/circle/uakron/
Check us out on OrgSync as well.

We hope to see you soon!


Location: The University of Akron

Sponsored by: Omicron Delta Kappa
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UA seeks smokers’ cooperation Sept. 4
Time: n/a
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To comply with Ohio's Smoke-Free Workplace Law, UA forbids smoking in any enclosed area, including buildings, parking decks and University vehicles.

To comply with the requirements of this law and to help ensure that tobacco smoke does not enter any area in which smoking is prohibited, no smoking is permitted within 25 feet of an entranceway, window or ventilation system of any University building or enclosed area. 

The law also requires that the University remove cigarette receptacles from areas on campus where smoking is prohibited. That means that smokers will have to fully extinguish their cigarettes when done and then place them in receptacles that are located at least 25 feet from the entrance of University buildings. 

The University is asking all smokers to be mindful of the restrictions in and around buildings, to be cautious and courteous when discarding cigarettes and to refrain from removing cigarette receptacles from their intended locations.

More information is available on the Ohio Department of Health's Web site.


Location: Campus

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EH440 A Capella Group Sept. 8
9:09 pm
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Come to EJ Thomas Hall at 9:09 on Tuesday September 8th to see the amazingly talented EH440! This FREE event consists of five people from very different backgrounds and musical genres that make up an awesome group of A Cappella singers. Together they bring an unforgettable sound of crazy beatboxing, sassy rapping, killer harmonies, and fresh, urban R&B influenced music. All this makes for a show that you for sure don’t want to miss!

This FREE event is sponsored by RHPB, RHC, and EJ Thomas.


Location: EJ Thomas Hall

Contact Information:
Robbie Williford
housingga13@uakron.edu
330-972-7457


Sponsored by: RHPB, RHC
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Back 2 School Supply Drive Aug. 1 - Sept. 7
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Join serveAkron in supporting children who need school supplies in our community! All donations will benefit Project RISE program affiliated with Akron Public Schools. Our goal is support 75 students...help us reach the goal!

Donations will be accepted through Monday, September 7th, in the Student Union at the Center for Service and Leadership.

Questions? Contact Ali Doehring at 330-972-7352 or aer15@uakron.edu

Items Needed:

-Packs of 24 crayons
-Packs of pencils
-Packs of markers
-Notebook paper
-Laminated folders
-Pencil box or pencil pouch
-Colored pencils
-Glue sticks or glue bottles
-Rulers
-Hand sanitizer
-Boxes of tissues
-Erasers


Location: Student Union at the Center for Service and Leader

Contact Information:
Dina Daltorio
sugradasst12@uakron.edu
330-972-3923
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INTRAMURAL SPORTS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Sept. 9
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Registration for all Fall 2015 activities is now OPEN. Our first registration deadline includes Soccer, Tennis, Sports Trivia, and Backyard Bonanza - all of which close on Wednesday, September 9th.

Visit www.IMLeagues.com/UAkron for complete details and to register (and pay) online. Remember all spaces are filled on a first-paid, first-confirmed basis. Please feel free to contact the OASIS Office at 330-972-6956 with any questions.

Register your team today and GET IN THE GAME!


Location: OASIS OFFICE

Contact Information:
OASIS OFFICE
intramurals@uakron.edu
330-972-6956
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UPCOMING INTRAMURAL SPORTS DEADLINES Sept. 16
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Registration closes Wednesday, September 16th for Flag Football and Softball, and closes on Wednesday, September 23rd for Sand Volleyball. Flag Football plays Monday-Thursday, costs $55 per team, and has Men's, Women's, Co-Rec, Fraternity, and Sorority leagues. The Softball tournament costs $50 per team and will be held on Saturday, September 19th from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Sand Volleyball tournament costs $10 per team and will be held on Saturday, September 26th from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

All registration takes place online via IMLeagues.com/UAkron. Please contact the OASIS Office with any questions at 330-972-6956 or email us at intramurals@uakron.edu.

What's next? Intramural Innertube Water Polo and Ultimate Frisbee!



Location: OASIS OFFICE

Contact Information:
OASIS OFFICE
intramurals@uakron.edu
330-972-6956
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How to Get Your Information In Zipmail
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The University of Akron's Zipmail is a compilation of University announcements for University students, sent each Friday unless circumstances require otherwise. The deadline for submissions to be considered by the University is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Zipmail is a University of Akron communication vehicle established for the benefit of The University of Akron to communicate with its students. Items will be accepted for publication only when the University is directly involved in the activity through participation, sponsorship, or partnership with one of its recognized organizations, colleges or departments. The University reserves the right to edit or to refuse to run any submission for any reason. Zipmail is not, nor is it intended to be, a public forum or a limited public forum. Questions about the implementation of this policy may be directed to zipmail@uakron.edu.

Items to be considered for inclusion in Zipmail should be sent through the Zipmail Event Submission Form. Due to the volume of submissions received, items will not run more than one time.

Questions about specific announcements should be made to the contact person/department/organization listed in the announcement.Your event will automatically be forwarded to the University's online calendar. The Zipmail Coordinator can be reached at x2837.
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