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Zipmail Spring Semester
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Real-time parking and traffic updates available
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Yes, you can still order textbooks via ZipLine
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Graduate Students - Start the Semester Right!
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Do you need a Job??
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Sociology of Women in Global Society
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Spring Semester Money still available!!!
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Ice Fest 2009
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New Methods for Mediation Analysis
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BINGO
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MLK Day Celebration
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Watch History in the Making!
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Students for Life
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Spring Recruitment - Kappa Kappa Gamma
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MOVIE- The Changeling
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Come Join the University of Akron Men's Chorus!
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“There is still hope for the Addicted Smoker”
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Up 'til Dawn Finale Event
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Zipmail Spring Semester Jan. 20
Time: n/a
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Starting Spring Semester, Zipmail will be sent out twice a week – every Tuesday and every Friday, beginning January 20. Your submission is allowed to be in ONE Zipmail per week, with a maximum of three Zipmail submissions per item. At the point in the editing process where TWO spelling errors have been identified, the Zipmail entry will be sent back to the submitter with a request to fix the mistakes and resubmit or failing resubmission will not be sent. The deadline for Tuesday Zipmail is Monday at noon and the deadline for Friday Zipmail is Wednesday at 5:00 pm. If the submitter is unable to make the deadline, the item will not be in Zipmail. If you have any questions, please contact the Zipmail Coordinator at sugradasst2@uakron.edu or 330.972.2522.

Contact Information:
Abigail Keating
sugradasst2@uakron.edu
330-972-2522
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Real-time parking and traffic updates available
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Twitter iconParking Services is providing real-time parking, traffic and Roo Express updates via Twitter. Link your browser, cell phone or device to www.twitter.com/uaparking for the free updates.

Additional news resources:



Sponsored by: UA Parking Services
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Yes, you can still order textbooks via ZipLine
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In the new ZipLine layout, some students have asked if it is still possible to order textbooks online. Yes! Here’s how:

  1. Log into ZipLine.
  2. Go to the Student Center
  3. On the Student Center home page, click the arrow to select ‘Class Schedule’ from the ‘Other Academic’ drop-down and press the arrow (>>) to transfer to your Class Schedule: (See screenshot.)
  4. If prompted, choose the term. The Class Schedule page displays. 
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the ‘View/Order Your Textbooks’ link. (See screenshot.) Clicking the link will take you to the Barnes & Noble site.

There are other ways to get to the Class Schedule as well.  Regardless of how you get there, the View/Order Your Textbooks link will display in the same place.

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Graduate Students - Start the Semester Right! Jan. 16
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Come to campus and get to know the university's other graduate students!

Friday, January 16, 2009, 5pm to 7pm in the Student Union Gameroom

Enjoy Food, Drink, Fun, Prizes and Networking!

Please RSVP to Abigail Keating at sugradasst2@uakron.edu by Wednesday, January 14, 2009.

Sponsored by Graduate Student Government - an organization supporting over 3500 graduate students, open to all registered graduate students at The University of Akron. Members of GSG will be present at this event to meet students.
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Do you need a Job??
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You are in luck! Jumpstart is hiring for the Spring Semester!!!!!

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:
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 Building 313

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Sociology of Women in Global Society Jan. 8 - Jan. 26
Time: n/a
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Exciting course offered by Department of Sociology:

Sociology of Women in Global Society
SPRING ‘09
3850-325-001~ 10:45AM-12:00PM ~ Tu/Th
Professor Sarah Swider

We live in a global world.
What does that mean?
Not the same thing to everyone….
How does globalization affect women? Not the same as men and not all women are affected in the same way….

Come find out more.

This course will provide you with a global perspective on our world and the issues that are important to women. The course is structured to help students identify and recognize links between their local communities the global with an emphasis on civic engagement.


Location: TBA

Contact Information:
Sarah Swider
scs47@uakron.edu
330-972-8648
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Spring Semester Money still available!!! Jan. 9
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Akron students if you are at your wits end with paying for college then PLEASE look into the easiest true scholarship offered to AU students. The Ohio National Guard scholarship pays for 100% of your tuition and fees all for working 2 days a month right here in Akron area. You will also earn over $500 for those 2 days of work. You will work for the State of Ohio as well as US government so you have job security with great benefits! Please call to learn more and see if you qualify. Our office is in the basement of Schrank Hall South. If you are considering dropping out or student loans then call on campus at 330-972-7959 or email me at jyoungd@uakron.edu. Ask for James Or Jay

Location: Schrank Hall South lower

Contact Information:
James Youngdahl
jyoungd@uakron.edu
330-972-7959
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Ice Fest 2009 Jan. 14
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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A presentation by Summit College Hospitality Management, January 14th 2009, 10:00am-2:00pm.

See artists work with chain saws and ice at this annual event spotlighting the Ice Carving Team from Hospitality Management as well as the speed competition featuring our University of Akron Alum and Gold Medalist, Aaron Costic '91. The event will take place on the Student Union Plaza at the entrance of Starbuck's. The sculptures will serve as outside art while the weather permits.
Chef Richard Alford will be demonstrating chocolate and vegetable carvings in the Starbuck's alcove.
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New Methods for Mediation Analysis Jan. 14
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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New Methods for Mediation Analysis
(Understanding how and why two variables are related)

Date: January 14, 2009

Location: Polsky Building Fifth Floor—Taylor Institute Room 567

Time: 3:30 PM—5:00 PM

Attention researchers, faculty and students, the Institute for Health & Social Policy is proud to present Dr. David MacKinnon Foundation Professor in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. Dr. MacKinnon will be giving a presentation on New Methods for Mediation Analysis. The presentation gives an overview of the research questions the mediation model can answer and how it differs from moderation, confounding, and covariate relations. Examples of mediation are provided including its use in the identifying the critical ingredients in prevention and treatment programs. The statistical analysis of the single and multiple mediator models are used to demonstrate several controversial issues in significance testing and confidence interval estimation. Recent results on the best method to assess mediation are summarized. New models for longitudinal mediation and approaches to investigate assumptions of the mediation model are described. The presentation ends with future directions in mediation theory and statistical analysis.


David MacKinnon is a Foundation Professor in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. He received the BA from Harvard University in 1979 and the Ph.D. in measurement and psychometrics from UCLA in 1986. He was an Assistant Professor of Research at the University of Southern California=s Institute for Prevention Research from 1986 to 1990. He has been at Arizona State University since 1990 and is affiliated with the Prevention Intervention Research Center and the Research in Prevention Laboratory. Dr. MacKinnon teaches graduate analysis of variance, mediation analysis, and statistical methods in prevention research as well as undergraduate psychological statistics classes. He received the 2007 Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award at Arizona State University. He has served on federal review committees including a 5-year term on the Epidemiology and Prevention review committee. He is on the editorial board of the journals Prevention Science and Psychological Methods. He is also a member of the Prevention Research Methodology Group. Dr. MacKinnon has been principal investigator on several National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse and National Institute on Drug Abuse grants. His primary interest is in the area of statistical methods to assess how prevention and treatment programs achieve their effects.

Please join the Institute for Health & Social Policy and fellow researchers for this presentation on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at 3:30 PM at the Taylor Institute, Fifth Floor of the Polsky Building, Room 567. All are invited to attend this event, refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Artino at ext. 6765 or email artino1@uakron.edu.


Location: Polsky Building Taylor Institute Room 567

Contact Information:
Kristina Artino
artino1@uakron.edu
330-972-6765
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BINGO Jan. 15
8:00 pm
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Enjoy a fun-filled evening and the chance to win some great prizes--gift certificates, gift baskets, and more!!

Free--Sponsored by the National Residence Hall Honorary


Location: Schrank Hall South 145

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


Sponsored by: National Residence Hall Honorary
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MLK Day Celebration Jan. 19
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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MLK Activities Fair
11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom
* Crafts
* Musical and Dance Performances
* Historical & Biographical Information

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti
2:00 p.m. Student Union Theatre
* Best-Selling Author
* Renowned Poet
* Educator
* Innovative Entrepreneur
* Activist

Sponsored by The University of Akron’s Office of Multicultural Development and the Office of the Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Equity/CDO.





Location: Student Union Ballroom

Contact Information:
Brandon Laster
lbrando@uakron.edu
330-972-7030


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Watch History in the Making! Jan. 20
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and The Office of Multicultural Development will be sponsoring a free viewing of the presidential inauguration on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at noon in the Student Union Theatre. Join faculty, staff and other students watch history in the making as Barack Obama is officially sworn in as president elect.



Location: Student Union Theatre

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


Sponsored by: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

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Students for Life Jan. 20
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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At this meeting we will be discussing the final details regarding the March for Life in D.C. and we will also be discussing the upcoming speaker Mary Meehan who will be coming in February. If you are planning on going to the March for Life please try your best to make this meeting, if unable to attend, an e-mail will be sent out with all the final details.

Location: Student Union rm. 323

Contact Information:
Kelly Bitcheno
kab82@uakron.edu
616-914-5439


Sponsored by: Students for life
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Spring Recruitment - Kappa Kappa Gamma Jan. 21 - Feb. 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kappa Kappa Gamma recognizes the values in developing intellectual excellence and opportunities for self-growth. All activities that we do are inspired by this aspiration. Kappa Kappa Gamma is more than just a social organization; the members of Lambda Chapter are extremely active on campus and in the community!

It’s recruitment time! Do you want to join a sorority? Do you want to meet a group of women that you can call sisters?

Come meet the ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma at our recruitment events!

Wednesday January 21, 7:00-9:00~ Kappa Kappucino @ Starbucks in the Student Union
Thursday January 22, 7:00-9:00 ~ Kappa and the City
Tuesday January 27, 7:00-8:00 ~ Getaway with KKG
Wednesday January 28, 7:00-8:00 ~ Camp Out with Kappa
Monday February 2, 7:00-8:00 ~ Kappa Valentines
Wednesday February 4, 7:00-8:00 ~ Kappa Game Night

* All events will be held at the Kappa Lodge ~ 237 Spice Street, unless noted*

We hope to see you there!



Location: Kappa Kappa Gamma

Contact Information:
Emily Konitsney, Membership Chairman
erk12@uakron.edu
330-719-7084


Sponsored by: Kappa Kappa Gamma
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MOVIE- The Changeling Jan. 22
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Start out spring 2009 right and come see "The Changeling" January 22, 23 or 24th at the Student Union Theatre. The movie will start at 8:00 PM but be sure to get there early to get a seat!

Synopsis- Single mom Christine Collins leaves for work one day and comes home to find her son missing. Five months later the police return a boy to her, but realizes amidst the frenzy of the photo-op reunion, that this is not her son. The film follows her struggle as a woman in 1920s Los Angeles trying to fight an increasingly hostile group of male authorities to find the truth about her son in this incredible true story.

STARRING- Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, and Jeffrey Donovan

Admission is free with your UA zip card and guests may attend for just $1 We hope to see you there!


Location: Student Union Theatre

Contact Information:
Alyssa Lajeunesse
zpntraditional@uakron.edu
330-972-7014


Sponsored by: ZPN
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Come Join the University of Akron Men's Chorus! Jan. 23 - May 1
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Are you a guy who likes to sing, but doesn't have a lot of time?

Are you interested in singing in a University Choir, but want to give it a try first?

Gentlemen, the University of Akron Men's Chorus is just for you! The Men's Chorus meets on Fridays from 1:00pm - 3:00pm in Guzzetta Hall room 05. Our first meeting of the Spring Semester is tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 23rd. If you are interested in joining us this semester, please e-mail the director, Paul Stewart, with "UA Men's Chorus" in the subject line and let him know.

NO AUDITION REQUIRED!

Check us out on MySpace at: http://www.myspace.com/universityofakronsmenschoir

We hope to see you this semester!


Location: Guzzetta Hall, room 05

Contact Information:
Paul W Stewart
pws1@uakron.edu
000-000-0000


Sponsored by: The Department of Choral Studies

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“There is still hope for the Addicted Smoker” Jan. 28
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Health Services hosts a new Lunch and Learn on January 28th: “There is still hope for the Addicted Smoker”. Elizabeth Burke is an ex-smoker and former director of the American Lung Association. She will talk about the latest information that will help smokers to not give up the fight against their addiction. If you are still struggling or love someone who is, come and listen to what’s available! . Don’t lose this opportunity to help yourself or a loved one. Brown bag with us at NOON at the Student Union, Room 310. SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTER TODAY by calling 7390 or email gblacks@uakron.edu
Guest Presenter: Elizabeth Burke – Mayo Clinic Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Akron Health Department

For more information contact Gwendolyn Blackshear (Health Services)


Location: Student Union 310

Contact Information:
Gwendolyn R Blackshear
gblacks@uakron.edu
330-972-7390
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Up 'til Dawn Finale Event Jan. 30 - Jan. 31
10:00 pm - 6:00 am
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Up ‘til Dawn’s Finale Event will be held on Jan. 30, 2009 in the Student Union ballroom from 10pm-6am. It is an all night event to help raise money and spread awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bands Winslow and Against the Rising will be playing, and there will be tons of free food, games, prizes, and fun activities. All team members may attend for free and celebrate the money we have raised this year. Walk-ins are welcome with a $5 entrance fee. Doors close at 12am, so be sure to be at the student union on the 30th before midnight for food and fun! Please contact Up ‘til Dawn at uptildawn_akron@yahoo.com for more information.


Location: Student Union ballroom

Sponsored by: Up 'til Dawn
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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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