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Zipmail to take two-week break starting Dec. 26.
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Looking for a job Spring Semester? Jumpstart is hiring!!+
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Law School Open House
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Spring 2009 MANDATORY Field Experience Meetings
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Pre-Pharmacy Society Recruitment
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Alternative Spring Break Trip: Rebuilding Together New Orleans
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Zipmail to take two-week break starting Dec. 26. Dec. 26 - Jan. 9
Time: n/a
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Zipmail will be on vacation December 26, 2008 and January 2, 2009. Zipmail will pick up its regular schedule for the January 9, 2009 issue with a deadline of 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 7, 2009. If you have any questions, please contact the Zipmail Coordinator at sugradasst2@uakron.edu or 330.972.2522.

Contact Information:
Mary Abigail Keating
mak21@uakron.edu
330-972-2522
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Looking for a job Spring Semester? Jumpstart is hiring!!+
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JUMPSTART IS HIRING!
Jumpstart is an AmeriCorps program that recruits college students (of all majors) to mentor 3-5 year old children. Read stories, sing songs, and play games that support young children’s school readiness, language & literacy.

Earn a Federal Work-Study wage (if eligible) and an AmeriCorps education award voucher of $1000 while completing a 300hr term of service. Jumpstart Corps members work approx 11 hours a week in local early childhood centers, paired one-to-one with a partner child & working to support preschool classrooms.

Availability to work requires one of the following options:
Tue & Thu (2:30p-6p) OR
Wed & Fri (2:30p-6p) OR
Wed & Fri (1:30p-5pm)

Gain valuable skills and experience, earn Federal Work-Study money (if eligible), and make a difference in the life of a child! For more information and to complete an online application, visit http://www.jstart.org/apply or contact Site Manager/Site Staff at (330) 972-7936 or jumpstart@uakron.edu.


Location: Jumpstart Office: Polsky Bldg-Rm 305


Location: Polsky Rm 305

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Law School Open House Jan. 3
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Prospective law students can learn about the opportunities at The University of Akron School of Law by attending an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 3.

The program will include an admissions and financial aid session; a mock law class; and a student and alumni panel discussion. Prior to the open house, guided tours of the law school will be available beginning at noon.

The University of Akron School of Law is located on the corner of Wolf Ledges and University Avenue. Free parking is available in Lot 34, south of the building.

To make a reservation, call 800-425-7668 or visit the Web site at www.uakron.edu/law/lawadmissions.


Location: School of Law

Contact Information:
Adam Messner
apm@uakron.edu
330-972-7334


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Spring 2009 MANDATORY Field Experience Meetings
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ATTENTION COLLEGE OF EDUCATION:

If you are enrolled in a course requiring field experience hours for the Spring 2009 semester, you MUST attend one of the following meetings to obtain a placement.

Wednesday, January 7th
at 1:00pm in Zook 110

Thursday, January 8th
at 1:00pm in Zook 110

Thursday, January 8th
at 6:00pm in Student Union 335

Tuesday, January 20th
at 6:30pm in Student Union 335

If you have any questions, email the Field Experience Office at studentteachga1@uakron.edu or studentteachga2@uakron.edu


Location: The College of Education

Contact Information:
Stacy
studentteachga1@uakron.edu
330-972-7961
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Pre-Pharmacy Society Recruitment
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Interested in Pharmacy as a career? Enhance your knowledge & resume by joining the brand new Pre-Pharmacy Society to learn more about Pharmacy opportunities, how to apply to Pharmacy schools, taking the PCAT, and being educated on everything Pharmacy! Recruiting is starting NOW for the Spring 2009 semester. Contact Angela, Melissa, or Tom at ahd5@uakron.edu, mlf28@uakron.edu, or trg20@uakron.edu to reserve your spot in this exciting new organization!



Location: TBA

Contact Information:
Angela
ahd5@uakron.edu
000-000-0000
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Alternative Spring Break Trip: Rebuilding Together New Orleans March 14 - March 21
Time: n/a
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The deadline has been extended if you are interested in participating in this year's Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans. We will be partnering with Rebuilding Together to help them work towards their goal of building 1,000 homes in the Gulf Coast area that has been ravaged by hurricanes. You will not regret being a part of such an important, meaningful, and fun trip!

If you are interested you can go to the website listed and print off an application and submit it to the Information Desk in the Student Union with your $100 deposit.

Please contact Kristin Kullander, VISTA/Coordinator Service Learning and Civic Engagement, at kjk44@uakron.edu with any questions!


Location: New Orleans, LA

Contact Information:
Kristin Kullander
kjk44@uakron.edu
330-972-6232


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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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