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Last chance to request a fall commuter parking permit online
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Changes to Akron campus parking starting this fall
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Reminder: UA will never ask for a password through e-mail
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Graphic Design Position Available in the Student Union
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Open Position in Student Union
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Graduate and Teaching Assistant Networking Event!
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Graduate Programs in Business Information Session-August 8
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Connect with Nature at the UA Field Station
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Join The College Republicans!
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Applications Still Available for University Hearing Board
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A Cappella Nuance Fall 2008 Auditions
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Come Sing with The University of Akron Choirs!
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Anonymous Support For Eating Disorders
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Last chance to request a fall commuter parking permit online
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The last day that commuter students can request a parking permit for the fall semester online is Saturday, August 2. Permits requested online will be mailed to your mailing address in early August.

To request a permit:

  1. log into ZipLine
  2. click the 'Parking' link under the 'Students' tab, and
  3. click the 'Request a Permit' button.

After August 2, parking permits must be requested at the Parking Office, which is located in the North Campus Parking Deck (map).

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Changes to Akron campus parking starting this fall
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The University has been working diligently to improve parking and transportation on campus. Beginning this fall, some of the changes will include:
  • An expanded shuttle service - The Roo Express Shuttle Service will expand with new routes that serve the neighborhoods near campus and the parking lots on the north side of campus. Learn more.
  • Lot designations - Beginning Aug. 25, certain lots near the residence halls will be set aside for residence hall students only. As a result, there will be more spaces in the campus center for commuter students and others who use their vehicles daily. Learn more.
  • Transportation Fee - Students on the Akron campus who take more than five credit hours will be assessed a Transportation Fee of $115 for that term. This fee will allow students to receive a parking permit on request (at no additional charge), and they will have unlimited access to the expanded shuttle service. Learn more.

Also, visit the Parking Services Web site for complete details on all the changes taking place this fall.

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Reminder: UA will never ask for a password through e-mail
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Information Technology Services is warning students to disregard and delete any e-mails that ask for personal information like passwords, even if the e-mail appears to come from a University of Akron e-mail address. These messages are usually from an unknown source outside of the University, and they are an attempt to fraudulently obtain sensitive information in order to assume the recipient's identity.

There are times when members of the ITS Computer Support Center may ask you for your password so that they may assist you, but those requests will be in person or over the phone. They will never ask for a password by e-mail.

A few tips:

  • Never respond to requests for personal information via e-mail or in a pop-up window.
  • Be suspicious by default. Do not visit sites via links embedded in emails requesting personal information. Use bookmarks or type in an address that you know is valid (i.e., for your bank, eBay, etc.).
  • Do not be put at ease by language that suggests a concern for your security.
  • For more information on how to identify phishing scams and to how to recognize fraudulent web links, visit: http://www.uakron.edu/its/learning/training/Phishing.php.

If you responded to an e-mail request to provide a password or have questions, contact the UA Support Desk (Help Desk) at ext. 6888 to change your password.

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Graphic Design Position Available in the Student Union July 28 - Aug. 8
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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There is a Graphic Design Position Available in the Student Union. We will be accepting applications until 5:00 p.m. Friday August 8th. To apply please turn in completed application (which can be picked up at the Information Center on the 2nd floor of the Student Union), a copy of your resume, and any samples of your work (preferably on CD) to either the Information Center on the 2nd floor, or the Hub, located on the first floor across from the game room. Below is a description of the position:

The University of Akron
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
STUDENT ASSISTANT
Department of Student Life

The University: The University of Akron is a major, metropolitan, state assisted university. The University has a long tradition of serving the needs of part-time and full-time students through day and evening classes, and it attracts traditional-age students and adult students of all economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. The 170-acre campus, with 73 buildings, is within walking distance of downtown Akron and is located in a metropolitan area of 2.8 million people.

The Student Union: The Student Union is a 198,000 square foot facility that houses food shops, marketplace, bank, bookstore, convenience store, coffee house, student organization offices, game room, information center, computer lab and store, copy center, meeting rooms, program spaces, and administrative offices.

The Position: The Graphic Design and Production Student Assistant reports to the LEGO Marketing Manager. The LEGO Marketing Manger and Coordinator have the responsibility for overseeing the marketing functions for The Department of Student Life. The Graphic Design and Production Student Assistant assists the LEGO Marketing Manager and the Coordinator for Campus Events.

Responsibilities: Characteristic duties and responsibilities of the Graphic Design and Production Student Assistant include:

LEGO Program: Participate in the academic component and maintain the expectations as outlined in the LEGO manual and Student Employee Handbook.
Development: Create semester/annual traditional marketing pieces (i.e. Area weekly specials, building hours of operation, etc.).
Staff: Attend all supervisory meetings, assistant manager meetings, area meetings and mentor meetings. Fill-in for LEGO marketing manager when he/she is unable to attend required meetings. Oversee the Marketing Liaison to the SOuRCe.
Execution: Develop marketing requests from design to print once received from LEGO Marketing Manager. Utilize Adobe CS3 software programs and research as needed to complete work assignments.
Other Duties: Assist the LEGO Marketing Manager with special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
1 A current University of Akron undergraduate student
2 Declared major in Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Graphic Design, or related fields
3 Excellent written and oral communication skills
4 Demonstrated leadership ability
5 Ability to meet project deadlines
6 Attention to detail
7 Experience with Microsoft Office products and Adobe CS3 design software
8 Computer literacy and creative uses of technology in delivering services
9 Experience working with students of diverse educational, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds

For more information about the position please contact Patrick Magyar, LEGO Manager of Marketing at 330.972.6259 or by e-mail at sumarketingmgr@uakron.edu.


Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Patrick Magyar
sumarketingmgr@uakron.edu
330-972-6259
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Open Position in Student Union
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The position is for full time students attending the University of Akron.

Work Study Applicants are encouraged but not required.

All applications must be submitted by Friday August 8th.

The University of Akron
Event Planning LEGO Student Assistant
Department of Student Life

The University: The University of Akron is a major, metropolitan, state assisted university. The University has a long tradition of serving the needs of part-time and full-time students through day and evening classes, and it attracts traditional-age students and adult students from all economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. The 218-acre campus, with 81 buildings, is within walking distance of downtown Akron and is located in a metropolitan area of 2.8 million people.

The Department of Student Life & The Student Union: The Department of Student Life is housed in the Student Union. The Student Union is a 198,000 square foot facility that houses food shops, Union Market, bank, bookstore, convenience store, Starbucks, student organization offices, game room, theatre, information center, computer lab and store, copy center, meeting rooms, programming spaces, and administrative offices. The new $41.1 million facility opened in August 2004. In addition to Conferencing & Events, the Department of Student Life includes Greek Life Programs, Commuter Central, All-Campus Programming, the Zips Programming Network, the Student Organization Resource Center, Leadership and Development, Student Judicial Affairs, and the management of the Student Union Facility. The department includes 15 professional staff, 1 full-time support staff, 7 custodial staff, 8 graduate assistants and over 80 student employees.

The Position: The Event Planning Student Assistant reports to the LEGO Manager for the Event Planning Area. The Event Planning Student Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Event Planning Assistant Director, the LEGO Manager and Assistant Manager with various projects for upcoming Student Union events.
Responsibilities of the Event Planning LEGO Student Assistant include:
• Duties:
- Assist with various projects assigned by Supervisor and LEGO Manager of the Event Planning Area.
- Assist in decorating for weddings and other conferences or events, which includes the preparation and cleaning of centerpieces.
- Assist in the creation and placement of indoor & outdoor signs.
- Working scheduled shifts, which include weekends, evenings, and times over academic breaks.
- Interact with internal and external customers, co-workers, and numerous professionals from DJs to Florists, Managers, Supervisors and other full-time staff and student employees.
- Identify creative ways or new ideas to complete area tasks.
- Attend Event Planning Area meeting and 1:1 meetings with the LEGO Manager weekly.
- Identify what tasks need to be completed without guidance from managers/supervisor.

• Characteristics:
- Demonstrate confidence in ability to help customers and complete tasks.
- Willingness to cover shifts for other student employees within the Event Planning Area.
- Enthusiastic and a self-motivator who is customer service oriented.
- Polite, friendly, willing to work with others and display a positive attitude toward the student union, its mission statement and the University of Akron.

• Qualifications:
- Good standing at The University of Akron
- Must be enrolled in 12 credit hours.
- Minimum 2.0 GPA.
- Able and willing to work at least 15-20 hours/week.
- Able to work over the summer.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Computer Literacy.


This position requires submission of resume, cover letter, and department application. Department applications can be obtained at the Information Center located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union.

Please submit applications to the Information Center, 2nd floor administration desk, or campus mail plus# 4601, attention Caroline Weir.

All applications must be submitted by Friday August 8th.


Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Caroline Weir
suwedconmgr@uakron.edu
330-972-8689


Sponsored by: Department of Student Life
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Graduate and Teaching Assistant Networking Event! Aug. 19
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Come meet the graduate and teaching assistants on campus! Please join us on Tuesday, August 19th from 5-7 pm for a fun, relaxing evening before the fall semester starts. Get to know and network with your peers!

Who: Campus-wide Graduate and Teaching Assistants

What: Networking Event

When: August 19, 2008 - 5 to 7 pm

Where: Student Union - Game Room

Enjoy food, beverages, give-aways and prizes for attendees!

Please RSVP to Abigail Keating by Friday, August 8.
330.972.2522
sugradasst2@uakron.edu

Hope to see you there!


Location: Student Union - Game Room

Contact Information:
Abigail Keating
sugradasst2@uakron.edu
330-972-2522
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Graduate Programs in Business Information Session-August 8 Aug. 8
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Your undergraduate degree doesn’t need to be in business to pursue our Masters or Certificate programs. All degrees and majors are welcome!

We offer a number of AACSB accredited programs:

Traditional MBA- offering flexibility with evening classes and concentrations in finance, health care, international business, management, strategic marketing and more.

M. Taxation-a highly acclaimed specialized program for accounting and tax professionals.

MS Management- a specialized program with concentrations in human resources and information systems

MS Accountancy-offering preparation in professional accounting.

Certificate Programs-15 credits in HR, e-business, management of technology and innovation (No GMAT required!)

Joint Degree Programs with the School of Law for the MBA, M Tax and MSM-HR programs.

Find out more about what knowledge of business can do for you. Meet with advisors to discuss program requirements, like the GMAT, and determine what program is right for you.


Location: CBA 121

Contact Information:
Shirley Woodall
gradcba@uakron.edu
330-972-7043


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Connect with Nature at the UA Field Station
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The University of Akron Field Station is a unit of the Department of Biology located 25 minutes from campus on the 411 acre Bath Nature Preserve. A variety of all-ages outreach events are held at the station throughout the year and we encourage you to participate. Events are designed to highlight ongoing research by faculty and students and usually include nature walks that provide first-hand encounters with a variety of plants and animals. Visit our website at http://www.uakron.edu/biology/fieldstation to learn more, find our schedule of events, and add your name to our mailing list. You may also contact Dr. Randy Mitchell (rjm2@uakron.edu) or Dr. Greg Smith (gasmith@uakron.edu) with specific questions.

Location: UA Field Station, Bath Township

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Join The College Republicans! Aug. 25
8:00 am
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This is one of the most important election years in the History of the United States of America and you can be a part of it! Join the College Republicans now and help Republicans across Summit County, the State of Ohio and the United States win in 2008!

Look for us at Roo Fest 2008 and learn how you can get involved, pick up materials, free giveaways and our 2008 Fall Event Calendar!

So far we have many events planned for this exciting election year and you can be apart each one!

Events:

Wednesday, 9/3/2008 from 8:00 to 10:00 in the Student Union Game Room, Free Bowling, Billiards and Pizza!

Thursday, 9/11/2008 at 8:00p.m. in the Student Union Theatre, United 93 and at 8:00a.m. on 9/112008 help remember those Americans that lost their lives on September 11, 2001 by placing a flag for each American who died.

Wednesday, 9/17/2008 at 8:00p.m. in the Student Union Theatre, Learn about the other side of Global Warming Debate by watching The Great Global Warming Swindle.

Wednesday, 10/8/2008 from 8:00 to 10:00 in the Student Union Game Room, Free Bowling, Billiards and Pizza.

Wednesday, 10/15/2008 at 8:00p.m. in the Student Union Theatre, watch the Award Winning documentary, Obsession: Radical Islam's War on the West.

Wednesday, 10/22/2008 at 8:00p.m. in the Student Union Theatre, discover the side of Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama the media doesn’t show you, HYPE: The Obama Effect.

Feel free to contact Jason Ziegler at jez3@uakron.edu with any questions!


Location: The University of Akron

Contact Information:
Jason Ziegler
jez3@uakron.edu
440-725-6499


Sponsored by: The College Republicans

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Applications Still Available for University Hearing Board
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The Office of Student Judicial Affairs is offering a unique leadership opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to serve on University hearing boards. Student Judicial Affairs is in need of highly motivated students who play an active role in our campus community, have excellent critical thinking skills, and a strong desire to uphold the educational mission of The University of Akron.

Students who are interested in becoming a hearing board member are encouraged to pick up a hard copy of the application available at the 2nd Floor Information Desk in the Student Union or at The Hub administration desk in Room 136.

Students who would like to receive an electronic copy of the application or who have questions and concerns regarding the application process should feel free to contact Kevin Crewson, Graduate Assistant for Student Judicial Affairs via email at sjaga@uakron.edu.

Applications should be returned to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs located in the Student Union, Room 211 and addressed to (Student Judicial Affairs, Attn: Kevin Crewson). Selected individuals will be expected to attend mandatory training sessions on September 5, 2008 from 1-4 pm and September 19, 2008 from 1-3 pm. Lunch will be provided at noon on the 19th for those who wish to arrive early. Applicants must participate in a short in-person or phone interview, and agree to participate in a minimum of two hearings a semester.

Applications must be completed and submitted by 5pm on August 18, 2008.


Location: Student Union, Room 211

Contact Information:
Kevin Crewson - SJA Graduate Assistant
sjaga@uakron.edu
330-972-8646
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A Cappella Nuance Fall 2008 Auditions Aug. 29
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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If you are...

1) A guy at the University of Akron
2) Can sing and loves it
3) Can swing by Guzzetta Hall Room 05 on August 29th after 3:30

You should show up to the A Cappella Nuance Fall 2008 Auditions. We are a Men's A Cappella Group that performs on campus and around Northeast Ohio. We are looking for some fresh faces and new personalities to our group that's quickly growing in popularity on and off campus.

Remember to have a short song and a short joke prepared for the audition, and we'll see you on the 29th at 3:30 pm.


Location: Guzzetta Hall Room 05

Contact Information:
Robert M Grant
rmg22@uakron.edu
330-608-8762


Sponsored by: A Cappella Nuance

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Come Sing with The University of Akron Choirs!
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Do you like to sing?

Want to sing in a world-class college choir?

Want to make friendships that will last a lifetime?

Want to have amazing musical experiences?

THEN JOIN US!

The University of Akron Department of Choral Studies is looking for new singers for the 2008-2009 school year. We have three mixed choirs (SATB) and a Men's Chorus, so no matter what your skill or experience level, there is a choir just for you! If you are interested in singing in one of the choirs, or just want more information, visit http://www.uakron.edu/colleges/faa/schools/music/choirs/index.php

We look forward to making great music with you!


Location: Guzzetta Hall

Contact Information:
Dr. Samuel Gordon
singerman240@yahoo.com
330-972-5211


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Anonymous Support For Eating Disorders
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UA students are organizing Anonymous Support for Eating Disorders, a student run and led organization for anyone dealing with or concerned about eating disorders.

This group of support is completely anonymous, confidential, and free to all UA students. There are no membership requirements and you may attend freely with no obligation! Come to talk and share, or just to listen!

We are looking for help with the group, leadership, promoters, and anyone interested in participating! The group will kick off this Fall 2008 at a time and location TBA.

You are not alone!


Location: TBA

Sponsored by: ANONYMOUS SUPPORT FOR EATING DISORDERS
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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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