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No. 5 ranked men's soccer team to hold student appreciation night
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Attention Zips Fans!!
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Student Appreciation Day next Wednesday
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Association of Honors Educators first meeting!
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Plan to Attend the Common Reading Program Events
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First Year Exam Slam
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Help Wanted
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Akron Racquetball Club
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Rate the Customer Service in Finance & Administration
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Polsky Building Tutoring Labs Are Available to All University of Akron Students
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Women in Higher Education – Welcome and Tour of Campus Gardens
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Ballroom Dance Club
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Join Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
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Free Gas or Target Shopping Spree!!!!!
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Akron Aeros Offers Discounts to University of Akron
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Akron's Finest Male Pageant
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UA Off-Campus Community Fair
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Senior Week
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Volunteer Fair!!!
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Zips Wrestling Team Sign-ups
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1st Students for Life Meeting!
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Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi Meeting
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First Criminal Justice Association Meeting
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Experience Colliegiate Brotherhood
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Hypnotist Michael C. Anthony
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Chi Eta Phi informational meeting
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Free Pizza!! Make it your business!
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Trump Tight !
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Magician Justin Kredible
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Man of La Mancha Sept. 11-14 in Daum Theatre
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O.C.H.C.
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A.C.E.S. Meeting
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National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association Meeting
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Do you like horses??? Then come to a meeting for the English Equestrian Team!
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Femmata-- UAkron's only all-female A Cappella singing group!
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Swim Lessons For All Ages At The SRWC
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Introduction To Mountain Biking
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Wash for Life
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Intramural Flag Football League
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History of Latino Culture and Dance
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Step By Step Walking Program
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Interdisciplinary, Interactive Seminar on the Best Interests of the Child in Child Abuse and Family Violence Cases
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Hispanic Heritage Day (HHD)
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White Water Rafting
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Read For The Record in support of Jumpstart!
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Alpha Gamma Delta--Lip Jam
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No. 5 ranked men's soccer team to hold student appreciation night Sept. 5
7:30 pm
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All students are invited to support your No. 5 Nationally Ranked Men’s Soccer Team. The Zips will host West Virginia at Lee Jackson Field, Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The first 700 students will receive FREE hot dogs and Pepsi. Students will also receive a raffle ticket for a drawing to win an Authentic University of Akron Signed Men’s Soccer Adidas Jersey. All freshmen in attendance can register for a $250 book scholarship.

Also, conclude your weekend as the Men’s Soccer team host Cincinnati on Sunday, September 7th @ 2:30 pm. All fans will have the opportunity to meet the team following the conclusion of the game. ALL AKRON STUDENTS ARE ADMITTED FREE TO BOTH GAMES WITH SCHOOL I.D.
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Attention Zips Fans!! Sept. 6
2:00 pm
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Due to the great success of our 1st Viewing Party on August 30th at Ohio Brewing Company we are going to have another one on September 6th as your Zips battle the Syracuse Orange.

Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. but the festivities and deals will begin at 2:00 p.m.

There will be a DJ with Prizes to give away such as Game Jerseys as well as an All-You-Can-Eat Wings and Pizza Buffet for $9.95 and 1/2 price appetizers.

If you have any questions please contact the Alumni Office at 330.972.7270 or at alumni@uakron.edu

Come out and support your Zips!
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Student Appreciation Day next Wednesday Sept. 10
11:30 am - 6:30 pm
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The University of Akron will once again say "thank you" to you, its students, with a Student Appreciation Day celebration at two times on Wednesday, Sept. 10:

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for day students, and
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for evening students.

Each college and several UA departments will be hosting booths in front of their primary buildings. All students are encouraged to stop by and visit with professors and others who are committed to your success.

While supplies last, there will be free hot dogs, "Rock the Roo" T-shirts and other goodies. Students will be asked to show their valid student ID to receive a hotdog or T-shirt. By scanning student ID's, students will be entered into a raffle for various prizes donated by campus departments.


Location: Various Campus Locations

Contact Information:
Christopher James Tankersley
ctanker@uakron.edu
330-972-5434
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Association of Honors Educators first meeting!
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The Association of Honors Educators (AHE) will hold it's first meeting of the semester on Tuesday, September 9th, at 3:30 PM in the Honors Common Room. We will be introducing our organization to new members and be discussing our activities for this year. Free snacks will be available! All education students in the Honors College are welcome to attend!

Location: Honors Common Room

Contact Information:
Michelle Ondrick
mdo5@uakron.edu
330-631-7545


Sponsored by: Association of Honors Educators
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Plan to Attend the Common Reading Program Events
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The Office of New Student Orientation has planned several exciting events as a part of the Common Reading Program during the week of September 15. These events are open to all students, but freshmen are strongly encouraged to attend. All events relate to the first year novel A Long Way Gone which tells the story of the author’s (Ishmael Beah) experiences as a child soldier in Sierra Leone.

Monday, September 15
- Exploring Music in A Long Way Gone, Student Union 310, 3:00-4:00 pm: Come enjoy refreshments while discussing the importance of music to Beah as both a child growing up in Sierra Leone and as one trying to cope with being a child soldier.
- Invisible Children Movie Screening, Student Union Theater, 6:00-8:00 pm: In addition to watching the movie Invisible Children, you will hear from Megan Leigh Barnard who has actually travelled to Uganda and witnessed the difficulties that children growing up in many parts of Africa face.

Tuesday, September 16
- “A Taste of Sierra Leone,” CAS Atrium, 11:30 am-1:00 pm. Come to the atrium in the College of Arts and Science and sample authentic Sierra Leonean food.
- The Psychological Effects of Being a Child Soldier, Student Union 310, 4:00-5:00: Come enjoy refreshments while discussing the psychological effects of being a child soldier.
- Book Discussion with The Provost, Honors Common Room, 5:30-6:30 pm: Come to the Honors Common Room for the unique opportunity to enjoy refreshments and discuss A Long Way Gone with Dr. Stroble.

Wednesday, September 17
- Ishmael Beah – First Year Lecture, 7:30 pm, EJ Thomas Hall: Come hear from the author of A Long Way Gone as he discusses first hand his experiences growing up as a child soldier in Sierra Leone. Additionally, Mr. Beah will be staying afterward for a book signing.


Location: Various Locations
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First Year Exam Slam
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The First Year Exam Slam is an interactive jam time offered by the Office of Accessibility to get ready for and be successful in your first college exams. It is designed for first year students and primarily students with disabilities. There will be free food and prizes.

The First Year Exam Slam's will be held:

Tuesday, September 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m.


Location: Simmons Hall 105
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Help Wanted
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University Dining Services is looking for a few dependable, energetic students to work in their banquet and catering department. Graduate assistants, student assistants and work/study will be considered. Work is interesting and diverse. Lifting and moving of dining room equipment is required. Involves much public contact. Flexible schedule with day and evening hours available. Candidates must be available to work weekends.Call 330.972.6494 for more details.



Location: Martin University Center
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Akron Racquetball Club Aug. 27
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Come play racquetball with the Akron Racquetball Club, every Wednesday night from 6 – 9 PM at the ONAT Racquetball courts. We are committed to fun and fitness for all skill levels. Our club supports an intercollegiate team that competes at sanctioned Ohio Racquetball Association (ORA) events in addition to our weekly play.

Location: ONAT Racquetball Courts

Contact Information:
Jack Gau
jdg40@uakron.edu
330-766-9123


Sponsored by: Akron Racquetball Club
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Rate the Customer Service in Finance & Administration Aug. 29 - Sept. 26
Time: n/a
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The Division of Finance and Administration is asking students to take this short survey that asks about the quality of the division's services.

Departments within the division include:
• Dining Services (includes Rob's, Starbucks, Zee's, Auntie Anne's, Union Market and others);
• Parking Services;
• Human Resources (includes Benefits, EEO, Training and Development);
• Materials Handling (includes Printing and Copying Services, and Mail Services);
• Retail Services (Planet Underground, Custom.U, Campus Palette, Grant Street Pier);
• Payroll;
• Purchasing;
• Student Accounts/Bursar;
• Treasury and Financial Planning;
• Accounts Payable;
• Internal Audit; and
• Hower House, among other areas.

Your opinions will be kept confidential. Survey results will be reported as a composite. The survey will be available until Friday, September 26.


Location: Online survey

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Polsky Building Tutoring Labs Are Available to All University of Akron Students Sept. 3 - Dec. 12
Time: n/a
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Writing Lab: Room 303 The Polsky Building

The Writing Lab offers assistance at any stage of the writing process to students enrolled in UA courses that incorporate writing assignments.

The Polsky Writing Lab is open Monday and Wednesday 9:00-2:30, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-
3:30, and Friday 9:00-2:00. Evening hours are Monday and Wednesday 4:30-7:30;Tuesday
6:00-9:00. For an appointment, call (330) 972-6984. Drop-in appointments might also be available.


Math Lab: Room 333 The Polsky Building

The Math Lab serves math students up through technical math and intermediate algebra. No appointments are necessary.

The Polsky Math Lab is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00-6:00; Friday 9:00–1:00. For information, call (330) 972-6550.


Study Skills Center: Room 332 The Polsky Building

The Study Skills Center serves all UA students by building student success strategies in areas such as reading textbooks efficiently, improving reading comprehension, preparing for tests, expanding vocabulary, improving memory techniques, taking notes, scheduling time, outlining, and summarizing.

The Study Skills Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00-5:00; Friday 9:00-3:00. For an appointment, call (330) 972-6551. Drop-in appointments might also be available.

Tutoring for Math, Writing, and General Education courses is also available on the ground floor of Bierce Library. The Study Skills Center is available only at the Polsky Building.


Location: 334 Polsky Building

Contact Information:
Marjorie Keil
mckeil@uakron.edu
330-972-6274


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Women in Higher Education – Welcome and Tour of Campus Gardens Sept. 11
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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The Women in Higher Education will host a new membership information social on Thursday, September 11. This is an opportunity to meet other women who share a desire to meet other women employees on campus and learn more about WIHE. Membership in WIHE is open to all past and present faculty, staff, contract professionals and graduate assistants of The University of Akron who have an interest about women's issues in higher education.

The noon to 12:50 p.m. social and Tour of Campus Gardens will commence at the Student Union’s entrance facing Buchtel Hall. Please wear comfortable walking shoes as we tour the University’s beautiful flower gardens.

For more information about WIHE, please explore our website at: http://www3.uakron.edu/ul/wihe/programs.html.


Location: Student Union Starbucks Lobby

Sponsored by: Women in Higher Education
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Ballroom Dance Club Sept. 3
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hot salsa, Hep-to-the-jive swing, Elegant ballroom dances….and more!

Whether you’re interested in learning to glide like the stars on the popular shows “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” or you just want to learn a few steps to impress at the next wedding or social dance scene, come explore the multiple styles of partner dancing with the Ballroom Dance Club. The club is open to UA students ($5/semester) and non-students ($10/semester). Check out one or all three of the lessons we offer throughout the week:

Wednesdays: 8 – 9pm Beginner Salsa; 9 – 10pm intermediate/advanced Salsa; Memorial Hall small gym
Thursdays: 8 – 9pm Beginner Swing; 9 – 10pm intermediate/advanced Swing; Memorial Hall small gym
Fridays: 6 – 7pm Smooth Ballroom; 7 – 8pm Rhythm Ballroom; Guzzetta Hall Studio 391

Check out our website for more information: http://www.uakron.edu/ballroom.


Location: Memorial Hall

Contact Information:
Jaclyn Gishbaugher
missgish2@yahoo.com
330-360-7524


Sponsored by: The Ballroom Dance Club

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Join Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Sept. 5 - Sept. 23
Time: n/a
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The brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha are looking for young men who are looking to be a part of one of the strongest brotherhoods on this campus. We strive to live by the values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service & Stewardship, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage and we want to meet you. All events begin at the Lambda Chi Alpha chapter house at 94 Fir Hill, right off of Buchtel Ave, on the north end of campus.

Sat. Sept. 6 Philanthropy Bowling TBA
Wed. Sept. 10 Cookout 6:00pm-8:00pm
Sun. Sept. 14 Browns-Steelers Game 8:00pm-11:00pm
Fri. Sept. 19 Laser Tag 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tue. Sept. 23 Quaker Steak & Lube 5:00pm-8:00pm

If you have any questions, call our Recruitment Chairman Chris Cain at (330) 603-0932 or email him at cmc77@uakron.edu. You can also check out our website at http://www.lambdachiakron.com


Location: Lambda Chi Alpha Chapter House

Contact Information:
Chris Cain
cmc77@uakron.edu
330-603-0932


Sponsored by: Lambda Chi Alpha

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Free Gas or Target Shopping Spree!!!!! Sept. 5 - Sept. 12
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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An easy chance to win a $50 gas gift card or a $50 Target gift card!!!!
Simply click on the URL below or send your email address to ajf24@uakron.edu to take a brief survey. The survey should take less than ten minutes to complete. Email the address provide within the survey to enter in the draw.

URL: https://survey2.uakron.edu/Survey.aspx?s=55b224ccffbe41fb83b26819a6dd04be

Questions? Email ajf24@uakron.edu


Location: none
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Akron Aeros Offers Discounts to University of Akron Sept. 5 - Sept. 10
7:00 pm
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Because UA is a Zip Card partner of the Akron Aeros baseball team, the Aeros are offering the university community discounted tickets for the playoffs! UA students, faculty and staff are invited to cheer on the Aeros throughout the playoffs (see the tentative schedule on the Aeros' Web site below).

To receive your discounted ticket and wristband, print off the attached coupon (http://akronaeros.com/pdf/akron.pdf) and bring it along with your student, staff or faculty I.D. to the Canal Park ticket office. Your wristband will get you special deals, determined on game day, at the concession stands.

You may use your Zip Card at the Ticket Office at Canal Park as well as
the Merchandise Store!! Also, there might be championship games on the 9th and 10th for which the discount may be used as well!!

For more information about the Akron Aeros and the playoff schedule, visit the team's Web site at http://www.akronaeros.com.


Location: Canal Park

Contact Information:
Akron Aeros
info@akronaeros.com
330-253-5151
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Akron's Finest Male Pageant Sept. 5 - Sept. 14
7:20 pm - 11:00 pm
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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc would like to invite males involved in student organizations to apply for the Akronˇ¦s Finest Male Pageant. As an active student organization member, you would be an asset to this event. Akronˇ¦s Finest is directed towards young men who strive to promote the University of Akron in a professional manner. In doing so he also endeavors to promote the great way of life with its strong morals and values. Akronˇ¦s Finest will be talented and personable, while having a vast involvement in his selected major, student organizations and the University of Akron. He is a young man who enjoys being active and has a sincere interest in making the best of his college experiences that will assist in laying a solid foundation for his future.

Below you will find what type of young man the Akronˇ¦s Finest Pageant attracts?

„« The young man wishes to be a representative of his student organization and the University of Akron.

„« The young man portrays excellent sportsmanship, high morals and a superb ethical character

„« The young man understands and loves the importance of student involvement and has the knowledge and enthusiasm to explain the details to those who may know anything of the sport

„« The ambitious young man is interested in furthering his chosen career through higher education and special training.

„« The young man is able to speak intelligently and display dignity in all situations.

„« The young man strives to portray an excellent role model to other college student.


Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
chrisondra a goodwine
cag31@uakron.edu
330-972-4394


Sponsored by: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
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UA Off-Campus Community Fair Sept. 6
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Associated Student Government is excited to sponsor the 1st Annual UA Off-Campus Community Fair September 6, 2008 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in the Schrank parking lot! Various organizations and departments around campus will be present offering tips and giveaways for off-campus living. Stop by to pick up a free window alarm and door chime, take a ride on the Roo Express, and enter for a chance to win great prizes! Free food will also be available at the event, so all off-campus students, do not miss out on this exciting event!

Location: Schrank Parking Lot

Contact Information:
Associated Student Government
asg@uakron.edu
330-972-7002


Sponsored by: Associated Student Government
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Senior Week Sept. 8 - Sept. 12
Time: n/a
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Are you a Senior preparing for your job search? Do you need help with your interviewing skills or developing a resume and cover letter? The Center for Career Management will be sponsoring a special week long event entitled, “Senior Week,” starting on Monday, September 8-Friday, September 12. Senior Week is an excellent way for Seniors to jumpstart their careers and start getting connected to their job search. Some of the events for Senior Week include:
• Extended walk-in hours from 11am-4pm for quick career questions
• Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Monday, September 8 in the Student Union 323 from 12:00pm-1:00pm
*Students can register by contacting the Center at (330) 972-7747
• Interviewing Workshop co-sponsored with ZPN
Tuesday, September 9 in the Student Ballroom C from 2:00pm-4:00pm *Students must register by contacting the Center at (330) 972-7747
• Appointments with staff related to any of your career questions or concerns
• Staff will also be able to help you prepare for the career fair and register with our on-line career database-ZIProfessional. This is a great tool that connects students and employers
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Volunteer Fair!!! Sept. 8
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Come to the Student Union Marketplace to find out where you can give a hand. There will be over 20 non-profit organizations to provide you with information and opportunities as to how you can volunteer your time in the Akron community.

Location: Student Union 2nd Floor

Contact Information:
Adam Myser
alm94@uakron.edu
740-310-9964


Sponsored by: ZPN
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Zips Wrestling Team Sign-ups Sept. 8 - Sept. 10
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Zips Wrestling Team is a new club looking for members to be on the team or who would like to keep or learn the skills of wrestling. Men and womens' teams will be competing in the NCWA league and other tournaments. For info or questions stop by the Student Union or contact Maurice Pelkey at mjp25@uakron.edu.

Location: Student Union Main Concorse

Contact Information:
Maurice Coach Moe Pelkey
mjp25@uakron.edu
330-962-1144


Sponsored by: Zips Wrestling Club
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1st Students for Life Meeting! Sept. 8
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Students for Life is a pro-life organization that meets to discuss issues relating to our cause and plan. Please join us if you are pro-life or interested in pro-life issues!

Upcoming events will be discussed including Wash for Life, Oct. T-shirt day, and more! Come join us for free food as well!!

Please email if you plan on attending so there is plenty of food!
ua_studentsforlife@yahoo.com


Location: Student Union Rm. 323

Sponsored by: Students for Life
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Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi Meeting Sept. 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi will hold their second meeting this coming Tuesday at 4:00 pm in Buckingham 201. The first speaker of the semester will be Grant Thornton LLP. They will be giving a presentation on what life is like as a first year auditor. All accounting and finance majors are encouraged to attend. The dress for the meeting is business casual, and there will be pizza and pop provided. Hope to see everyone there!


Location: Buckingham 201

Contact Information:
Justin Gable
jlg72@uakron.edu
330-421-7286


Sponsored by: Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi
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First Criminal Justice Association Meeting Sept. 9
4:00 pm
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The Criminal Justice Association would like to invite students of all majors to attend our first meetings of the semester. We hold many events each year relating to criminal justice such as speakers and field trips to prisons. There will be two meetings to accommodate a variety of students. The first will be Tuesday, September 9 at 4pm and the second will be held on Wednesday, September 10 at 3:30pm. They will take place in Polsky room 152. You do not have to be a member to come to our events--Hope to see you there!!

If you have any questions or would like to join, please email Erin Lansinger, the President of the Criminal Justice Association at eml13@uakron.edu.


Location: Polsky 152

Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Association
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Experience Colliegiate Brotherhood Sept. 9 - Sept. 12
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Come join the brothers of Alpha Sigma Phi next week at one or all of our events:

Tuesday, September 9: Movie Night. Meet at Zee's at 7 PM in the Student Union.

Wednesday, September 10: Evening hike at Cuyahoga Valley National
Park. Tennis shoes are fine, and we would recommend that you bring a
bottle of water. Meet at Zee's at 7 PM in the Student Union.

Thursday, September 11: Dinner Night. Take your pick of any
restaurant within 20 minutes of campus. Meet at Zee's at 7 PM in the
Student Union.

Friday, September 12: Cleveland Indians baseball game. We already
have the tickets, and space is LIMITED. Please RSVP.


Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Dave Mullen
dmullen86@gmail.com
740-632-1539


Sponsored by: Alpha Sigma Phi
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Hypnotist Michael C. Anthony Sept. 9
9:09 pm
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Imagine…30 willing volunteers from the audience on the stage and hypnotized to believe the most ridiculous ideas to be completely true. Volunteers will forget their own names, believe they are celebrities, fall in love with brooms, and much, much more. According to VH1, “Michael C. Anthony is the best stage hypnotist on the planet.” Remember…SEE THE SHOW OR BE THE SHOW!!

Free--Sponsored by Residence Hall Program Board and EJ Thomas Hall


Location: EJ Thomas Hall

Contact Information:
Thomas L Faessel
faesse1@uakron.edu
330-972-6596


Sponsored by: RHPB and EJ Thomas Hall
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Chi Eta Phi informational meeting Sept. 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Chi Eta Phi nursing sorority will have an informational meeting for Junior and Senior nursing students on Wednesday, September 10th in Mary Gladwin room 306 from noon- 1pm.
We will be serving pizza and pop. Anyone interested who is unable to attend can email Char Cannon at ccc7@uakron.edu.


Location: Mary Gladwin room 306

Contact Information:
Char Cannon
ccc7@uakron.edu
330-867-2531


Sponsored by: Chi Eta Phi, Inc.
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Free Pizza!! Make it your business! Sept. 10
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Honors Business Group is having its first meeting of the semester! HBG
is a student organization for all honors students who have an interest
in the business process and would like to network with Akron business
and community leaders. Join us at 5 for a viewing of the NBC sitcom
The Office and at 5:30 for the start of our official meeting. We will
be playing games, including our semi-annual HBG Trivia, and there will
be pizza and pop for all!! Make it your business and be there!

If you have any questions, contact Jenn at jms181@uakron.edu


Location: Honors Common Room

Sponsored by: Honors Business Group
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Trump Tight ! Sept. 10
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Student African American Brotherhood (S.A.A.B) is a new organization to UA here to help males of minorities have greater success in all areas especially academics on this campus. We are having Trumpt Tight as a chance for all to get to know the members of S.A.A.B while having a good time in a loose relaxed setting. ALL are welcome to come!
Trump Tight includes:

-Spades Tournament prize will be giving out to the winning team
-Other games will be available to play
-Pizza and other snacks will be on sale

So calling ALL to come out have a good time with The Gentlemen of S.A.A.B!


Location: Tommy Evans Lounge in The Jar

Contact Information:
Jon Drew
jcd29@uakron.edu
216-253-1569


Sponsored by: Student African American Brotherhood(S.A.A.B)
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Magician Justin Kredible Sept. 10
8:00 pm
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Join The Zips Programming Network as we present Justin Kredible, he's like a magician....but cooler.

Justin Kredible's vigorous mix of comedy and magic has quickly established him as one of America's premiere performers. As a regular correspondent on the 'Rachael Ray' show and a crowd favorite at colleges and events around the country, Justin lives up to his recent title of "Entertainer of the Year 2008" from Campus Activities Magazine. (that's two years in a row...btw)

As an added bonus, the first 100 students in attendance will receive a ZPN ZIP CARD HOLDER!!!


Location: Student Union Gardner Theatre

Contact Information:
Nick Krolikowski
zpn@uakron.edu
330-972-7014


Sponsored by: The Zips Programming Network

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Man of La Mancha Sept. 11-14 in Daum Theatre Sept. 11 - Sept. 14
Time: n/a
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No need to worry about the high cost of gasoline when you travel to 16th-century Spain for The University of Akron’s fully staged production of “Man of La Mancha."

Directed by UA Professor Alfred Anderson, “Man of La Mancha" opens the 2008-09 season of the UA School of Music’s Kulas Concert Series. The performances are Sept. 11-13 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. in Daum Theatre in Kolbe Hall, 328 Buchtel Common, across from Bierce Library.

Available in advance and at the door, tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 for seniors, UA faculty, staff, alumni, and parents of current UA students; and $5 for non-UA students. Admission is free for UA students. For more information and reservations contact 330-972-8301 or concerts@uakron.edu.


Location: Daum Theatre in Kolbe Hall

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O.C.H.C. Sept. 11
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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Please come to the first meeting for the
Organization for Children's Health Care (O.C.H.C.) on
Thursday, September 11th from 12:15 to 12:45 PM
in Schrank Hall South Room 212.

Officers will be elected and plans for fall semester will be discussed.


Location: Schrank Hall South Room 212

Contact Information:
Ms. Rose Resler
rresler@uakron.edu
330-972-8040
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A.C.E.S. Meeting Sept. 11
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Education Students

A.C.E.S (Akron Council of Education Students) is having its first meeting of the school year.

A.C.E.S is an undergraduate student organization for all education majors. We have informative workshops, services projects and fun events. A.C.E.S is a great way to get involved and meet education students. A.C.E.S. costs $5.00 to join. Free Pizza!


Location: Student Union Room 312

Contact Information:
Sarah Goldstein
aces_ua@yahoo.com
330-972-2770


Sponsored by: Akron Council of Education Students
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National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association Meeting Sept. 11
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Are you a student majoring in Speech-Language Pathology who wishes to get involved with others in your major and participate in various activites? Then come out to our first NSSLHA meeting of this new school year! We will be discussing what the club is and give anyone a chance to join who would like to do so. We will collect dues, which are five dollars for the entire school year. We will also talk about events that will take place throughout the fall semester and get our group organized. This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved and meet others in the same area as you! Look for flyers around the Polsky building and also your teachers to make announcements about this meeting and other future activities.

Location: Polsky Building Atrium, First Floor Outside of Spe

Contact Information:
Alison Worner
ajw35@uakron.edu
419-565-5130


Sponsored by: NSSLHA
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Do you like horses??? Then come to a meeting for the English Equestrian Team! Sept. 11
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The University of Akron’s English Equestrian Team is looking for new members for the 2008-2009 show season. No experience is required and you don't need to own your own horse- just love them. The team is a great way to have fun and improve your horse riding skills. Scholarships are also available through the National IHSA organization. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11th at 6:30 pm, in the Student Union Ballroom B, at 6:30 pm. Pizza and pop will be provided. If you are interested in the team or have any questions please contact either the President, Abby McGuire, at ajm60@uakron.edu or call her at (330) 581-5950 or the Advisor, Melinda White, at whitem@uakron.edu or (330)495-8737. Hope to see you there!

Location: Student Union Ballroom B

Contact Information:
Melinda White
whitem@uakron.edu
330-972-2461


Sponsored by: Equestrian Team- they just split into 2 separate teams
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Femmata-- UAkron's only all-female A Cappella singing group! Sept. 12
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
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If you...

1) Are a girl at the University of Akron
2) Can sing and love it

...then, you should show up to the Femmata Fall 2008 Auditions. We are an all-female A Cappella group started last year on campus. We are looking for some fresh faces and new personalities to add to our group so we can grow and make great music for the University and around the community.

All you have to do to audition is sing a common song (like Happy Birthday, The Star Spangled Banner, or something of the like) and show us your sparkling personality!

Auditions will be held on Friday, September 12th from 2:15 to approximately 3:15 or by appointment if you can't make it then. Come by and meet us in the atrium of Guzzetta Hall!

For any other information or to set up an audition appointment, please email Megan Woods at MeganSWoods@gmail.com or Katie Yaniga at key7@uakron.edu


Location: Atrium of Guzzetta Hall

Contact Information:
Megan Woods
MeganSWoods@gmail.com
412-427-5926
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Swim Lessons For All Ages At The SRWC Sept. 13 - Nov. 1
Time: n/a
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Do you have children that are ready for the swimming pool or that need to learn and fine tune the fundamental swim strokes? Are you interested in conquering a fear of the water or learning how to use swimming as a form of exercise? The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is staring the first session for fall Swimming Lessons for 2008 on Saturday, September 13 and Tuesday Thursday Evenings starting Septemer 16 . We have experienced American Red Cross Swimming Instructors that are ready to teach participants of all ages and skill levels! We have Parent/Tot Classes, Preschool Swimming, Adult Classes, and our traditional Levels 1-6 Youth Swim Classes. For more information visit our website http://www3.uakron.edu/onat/srwc/aquatics/lessons.html or call the swim lesson office at 330-972-8280..

Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
Aaron Feldman
APF3@uakron.edu
330-972-8280
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Introduction To Mountain Biking Sept. 13
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Are you bored with riding your bike on pavement? Want to try something more exciting. Our one day Intro to Mountain Biking Course will teach you the basics of taking your bike off of the payment and onto the trail. Quail Hollow State Park’s mountain bike trails are designed with the beginner mountain biker in mind. Personal mountain bikes in good working condition are welcome on this program. Helmets are required for all riders. OA has a limited selection of mountain bikes and helmets available on a first come first serve basis for registered participants.

Cost:
Students:$15 Faculty/Staff:$18 Community: $20

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 10, 6:00 PM


Location: QUAIL HOLLOW STATE PARK, OH

Contact Information:
Andy Loue
aloue@uakron.edu
330-972-7357


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Wash for Life Sept. 13
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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What:Car Wash to raise money for pregnancy centers

When:Sept. 13, 9am-2pm

Where:Burger King
1175 S. Arlington Rd
Akron, OH

For Whom: All donations raised will be donated to Akron Pregnancy Solutions and Services to support Akron-area mothers in care of unborn children.

If you are interested in helping please grab your buckets, towels, sponges and come join us to support a great cause!

If you have questions or need a ride send us an email at ua_studentsforlife@uakron.edu>ua_studentsforlife@uakron.edu


Location: Burger King

Sponsored by: Students for LIfe
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Intramural Flag Football League Sept. 15 - Oct. 23
Time: n/a
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Register now for the Fall 2008 Flag Football League beginning on September 15. Entries are due by 7:00 PM on September 10 in the OASIS Office at the Student Recreation & Wellness Center. Entry fee is $40.00 and is open to all students and faculty/staff. Forms and rules can be downloaded from our website http://www.zipsrec.uakron.edu. For additional information call the OASIS Office at 330-972-6956 or email Intramurals@uakron.edu.

Location: Lee Jackson Field

Contact Information:
OASIS OFFICE
Intramurals@uakron.edu
330-972-6956


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History of Latino Culture and Dance Sept. 16
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Come and Learn about the history of Latino culture and the basic steps of famous dances like Salsa and Merengue! This event is free and sponsored by The Office of Multicultural Development as part of Diversity Week.

Location: SRWC Basketball courts 4 and 5

Contact Information:
Ronda Williams
rmw14@uakron.edu
330-972-8133


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Step By Step Walking Program Sept. 17 - Dec. 10
Time: n/a
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Walking is a great way to improve your health! The Step By Step Walking Program is a FREE 12-week incentive campaign beginning September 17, 2008 to help participants achieve the goal to become more physically active. Participation in the program includes:
• Walking log
• Weekly newsletter and updates
• Group lunchtime walks on campus (Mon & Wed 12:15 - 12:45 pm, other days/times
TBD)
• Integration of America On the Move® “Make September STEPtember” Campaign

Sign up today for a chance to win a Polar® Exercise Heart Rate Monitor! Simply send an email to fitnessga@uakron.edu with your name or call Lindsey at 330-972-8373 to sign up.


Location: AKRON MAIN CAMPUS

Contact Information:
Melissa Smith
mgsmith@uakron.edu
330-972-7580


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Interdisciplinary, Interactive Seminar on the Best Interests of the Child in Child Abuse and Family Violence Cases Sept. 18
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Ohio Supreme Court Justice Thomas J. Moyer and Dr. Charles F. Johnson, Professor Emertus of The Ohio State University will be the keynote speakers for “Families and Community: Protecting the Best Interests of the Child in Child Abuse and Family Violence Cases,” a daylong seminar Sept. 18 at the St. Joseph Family Center, 610 E. Exchange St., Akron.

This interactive seminar is for professionals and students in the fields of education, law, and social services.

The seminar will also feature Linda Tucci Teodosio of Summit County Juvenile Court, Judge Carol J. Dezso of Summit County Domestic Relations Court, Katerina Papas of Summit County Children’s Services, Captain Sylvia Trundle of the Akron Police Department, Ohio Rep. William G. Batchelder, and Summit County Executive, Russell M. Pry.

The cost of the seminar is only $12 for students; this price includes lunch. CEU/PDU credits for Social Work, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Educational Psychologists, and Family & Consumer Sciences will be available. CLE credits are available for attorneys.

Co-sponsoring organizations include: The University of Akron College of Fine & Applied Arts and Summit College, The Akron Bar Association, The National Association of Social Workers-Ohio Chapter, The Ohio Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, the Family Relations and Human Development Community of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Student Group at the University of Akron.


Location: St. Joseph Family Center, 610 E. Exchange St., Akr

Contact Information:
Prof. Pamela Schulze
schulze@uakron.edu
330-972-7725


Sponsored by: the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
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Hispanic Heritage Day (HHD) Sept. 19
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hola! Ven para celebrar Hispanic Heritage Day!

On Friday, September 19th, in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15), the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and Multicultural Development will host our third annual Hispanic Heritage Day recruitment event. This program will be held in the Student Union from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and targets Hispanic/Latino high-school students who may be interested in pursuing post-secondary degrees at The University of Akron. We anticipate the participation of 70-100 Latino students, mostly from Ohio, and we would like the help of current Hispanic/Latino students in making their UA experience memorable!

All activities will take place in the Student Union with the exception of lunch. Guests will dine in Robertson’s Café for lunch. Please note that various activities will take place throughout the day; we welcome your assistance in whatever areas your schedule permits.

If you plan to participate or would like to find out more about HHD 2008, please contact Miss Curry in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the close of business on Monday, September 15th (telsha@uakron.edu; 330-972-6414 or 1-800-655-4884).

Gracias!


Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Telsha L Curry
telsha@uakron.edu
330-972-6414


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White Water Rafting Sept. 20
6:30 am
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The Lower Youghiogheny River located in Ohiopyle State Park is one of the most popular white water rivers in the US. We will be guided by the experienced guides from Wilderness Voyageurs. This one day trip is a great introduction to white water rafting.

Cost:
Students: $70 Faculty/Staff: $84 Community: $95

Registration Deadline: Monday September 8, 6pm


Location: LOWER YOUGHIOGHENY RIVER, PA

Contact Information:
Andy Loue
aloue@uakron.edu
330-972-7357


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Read For The Record in support of Jumpstart! Oct. 2
Time: n/a
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Jumpstart’s 3rd Annual READ FOR THE RECORD campaign is just about one month away! This year’s national campaign is our strongest yet and we couldn’t do it without your support!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008! / http://www.readfortherecord.org

Book Drive - help us get books to our children!
We have come so far, but we still need your help! If everyone that receives this e-mail donates just $10 we will be able to provide a copy of Corduroy for all of the children we work with! Just $10 donates 1 book to an at-risk preschool child in Akron & across the nation!

Events - help us break the record!
There are already over 300 Read for the Record events posted on the national website! - http://www.readfortherecord.org. Events are popping up all over the country from community centers to schools, libraries to church groups, and book stores to people’s homes. You can add your own event or search for one in your community - our easy to use tools make hosting or attending an event fun, fast, and easy!

Jumpstart-Akron will be reading with children in the Akron community on Thursday, 10/2/08, if you would like to volunteer some time to join us, please contact the Jumpstart-Akron office at 330-972-7936 or via email at jumpstart@uakron.edu

Are you ready to read with us on October 2nd?
Buy your copy of the special limited edition of Corduroy online!

Thank you for your commitment to Jumpstart!

Holly Englert/Catherine Cutlip
Jumpstart-Akron @ The University of Akron


Location: TBA

Contact Information:
Jumpstart Site Staff
jumpstart@uakron.edu
330-972-7936


Sponsored by: Jumpstart-Akron (College of Education)

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Alpha Gamma Delta--Lip Jam Oct. 3
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dear University of Akron Student Organizations,

Alpha Gamma Delta will be holding their annual Alpha Gam Lip Jam event on Friday October 3, 2008 at the Daum Theater on The University of Akron's Campus. "Lip Jam" is a friendly song and dance competition with all proceeds going towards Juvenile Diabetes. This year's theme will be "Alpha Gam Goes Country, Down On The Farm!" All acts should be performing to any variation of country music, throughout the years. For the first time, we are extending invitations to campus organizations. We encourage your participation, as it will make this year's event the most successful one to date!

If you are interested, please contact Alpha Gamma Delta President, Tess Goodrow, at tlg21@uakron.edu and she will get you in contact with our Philanthropy Coordinator. Our Philanthropy Coordinator will get you a registration packet, which includes registration guidelines, deadlines, and a list of suggested songs. Upon registering, you will be given a Lip Jam Coach, which is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta who will help you in anyway you need. (With your banner, choreographing, need to know information, and making you treats to get you excited for the event!)

Our chapter looks forward to your participation in our philanthropic lip synching event!


(Do not hesitate to contact Tess Goodrow with questions! Thank you!)


Location: Daum Theater

Contact Information:
Tess Goodrow
tlg21@uakron.edu
330-635-1240


Sponsored by: Alpha Gamma Delta
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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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