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Department of Student Life Graduate Assistantships
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Take survey about off-campus living and be entered into a prize drawing
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The Vagina Monologues
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Thinking about a Master's degree? Join the Counseling Profession!
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CITe scholarships available
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Student Assistant Position- Student Union
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ANONYMOUS SUPPORT FOR EATING DISORDERS
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Bowling Team
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State of Ohio scholarships and job opportunity
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Family Game Night
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Soprano Laurie Lashbrook
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ZIPS HOCKEY TAKES ON IPFW
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BEACH VACATION Silent Auction at Up 'til Dawn Finale Event
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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
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Rethinking Race week events
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Upcoming Meeting-Students for Life
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Akron Water Polo Club
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Join the Criminal Justice Association!
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Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi Meeting
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Barley House Fundraiser
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Zips Recruiting Club
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Comedian Rene Hicks
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EDUCATION ABROAD FORUM
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Pi Sigma Epsilon Spring 2009 Recruiting
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ASG Safety Walk
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BOULDERING COMPETITION - UNIVERSITY BOULDERING SERIES
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INDOOR TENNIS SINGLES LEAGUE
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Leadership Scholarships - Study Abroad to India
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Career Conversations: Career Fair Success Secrets
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A Talk with Mary Meehan
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WINTER BACKPACKING SEMINAR
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Spring UA Career Fair
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WINTER BACKPACKING TRIP (OVERNIGHT)
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3rd Annual Graduate Student Research Roundtables
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Opportunity to Study and Teach in France
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Department of Student Life Graduate Assistantships Jan. 27 - Feb. 27
Time: n/a
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The Department of Student Life has three graduate assistantships available. The selection process is open now until February 27, 2009. The positions start on July 1, 2009 and are one year appointments. Applicants must be accepted into The University of Akron graduate school. Please visit our website for more information.

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Take survey about off-campus living and be entered into a prize drawing
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Complete a simple 5- to 10-minute survey on off-campus living and you will be entered in a drawing for an iPod Nano or a $150 gift certificate to a store of your choice.

The University of Akron is interested in learning how it might better serve students who live off-campus or who are considering moving off-campus. Please complete the anonymous survey at https://survey2.uakron.edu/offcampus.aspx. For more information or questions about the survey e-mail Brenda Westbrook at blb12@uakron.edu.

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The Vagina Monologues Jan. 13 - Jan. 14
6:30 pm
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Come join us for a V-Day Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues. The performance will be in Leigh Hall, John S. Knight Auditorium on February 13th and the 14th at 7 PM. Tickets will be $8 for UA students, faculty, and staff. Tickets for Non-UA affiliates will be $12. You will be able to purchase tickets in the Women’s Studies office (Shrank Hall North 58.) You will also be able to purchase them at the door the night of the show. Ninety-percent of the proceeds will go to the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties and ten percent will go to Vday.org. Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the performances will begin at 7 PM.

For more information, please contact the Women's Studies Department: 330.972.7008


Location: Leigh Hall John S Knight Auditorium
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Thinking about a Master's degree? Join the Counseling Profession!
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Do you enjoy listening to people? Are you someone who your friends go to for help with their problems? Do you enjoy helping others?

If so, the Community Counseling program might be for you!

The University of Akron's Community Counseling Program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2009. Apply online now at http://www.uakron.edu/colleges/educ/Counseling/index.php (click on the Apply Yourself icon on the left side of the screen)

The program is CACREP-accredited and boasts state-of-the-art technology as well as the renowned Clinic for Individual and Family Counseling. Visit our website: http://www.uakron.edu/clinics/ifc/

Students of diversity (age, race, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, etc) are especially welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Faculty will begin interviewing applicants for Fall 2009 admission during mid-February. Because admission decisions are made on a first-come, first served basis until the next cohort is filled, please apply soon!

To speak with a faculty member, please contact program coordinator Dr. Robert Schwartz at the information provided below.


Location: The C. P. and Cornelia Chima Family Center

Contact Information:
Dr. Robert Schwartz
rcs@uakron.edu
330-972-8155
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CITe scholarships available Jan. 22 - March 1
Time: n/a
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The Center for IT and eBusiness in the College of Business Administration is offering several scholarships for the year 2009-10 academic year for students who are interested in pursuing undergraduate degree in Information Systems and eBusiness programs. The scholarships are based on academic performance and range from $500 to $2,000 per year and are renewable.

The deadline for applying for this scholarship is March 1. Applications can be downloaded at - http://www3.uakron.edu/cite/scholarships.htm. Contact Dr. Vijayaraman at ext. 8224 for more information.


Location: CBA 408

Contact Information:
Dr. Vijayaraman
vijay@uakron.edu
330-972-8224


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Student Assistant Position- Student Union Jan. 27 - Feb. 9
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The University of Akron
Student Assistant for Maintenance and Technology
THE DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT LIFE


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 Building is approaching four years of use with the conclusion of the 2007 year. Close to 50’000 students and individuals use the Student Union on a weekly basis, providing for the necessity to maintain the building in pristine condition.


The Maintenance and Technology Crew: The Maintenance and Technology crew is charged with the upkeep and care of the Student Union on the campus of The University of Akron. Students undertake various disciplines from simple tasks to advanced work. Virtually every aspect of maintenance and technology is covered including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, masonry, computers, and audio visual assistance.

The Position: The Maintenance Student Assistant handles physical projects and checklist for Maintenance and Technology related task under the direction of Student Mangers and a full time Supervisor.

Responsibilities: Characteristic duties and responsibilities of the Crew for Building Maintenance

• Lamp inventory and replacement
• Furniture repair
• Complete maintenance request forms
• Preventative maintenance on various machinery and furniture.
• Execute tasks designated by Supervisor, LEGO Manager or Assistant Manager
• Attend area meetings
• Participate in Staff Activities
• Role model appropriate behaviors as a Student Life Employee
• Maintain Game Room Machinery
Desired skills and qualifications of the Maintenance Assistant (some mechanical aptitude preferred)

• Enrolled as a full-time student at The University of Akron
• Understanding of Student Union operations
• Some Maintenance Experience
• Computer literate
• Problem solver
• Punctuality
• Enthusiasm
• Self-motivator
• Leadership
• Conflict Management
• Accountability
Pay Rate: $7.30/Hr
The University of Akron is an Equal Education and Employment Institution.

To apply: Department application* to Alison Rearick, Department of Student Life in the Student Union (campus zip +4601) or drop off at the Student Union, Administration desk. THE DEADLINE IS: February 9th by 5:00 PM est.
* Department applications can be obtained at the Information Center located on the second floor of the Student Union.



Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Alison Rearick
sugradasst5@uakron.edu
330-972-7012
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ANONYMOUS SUPPORT FOR EATING DISORDERS Jan. 28 - April 29
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Anonymous Supporting for Eating Disorders welcomes all UA students concerned with or dealing with eating disorders. We are a free, anonymous, and commitment-free gathering of UA students. We support one another for wellness each week, meeting in the Student Union. Come to talk, or just to listen! You are important, and you are not alone!

1/28/2009 Wed
tentative (contact Lindsay)

2/4/2009 Wed
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SU Room 322

2/11/2009 Wed
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SU Room 308

2/18/2009 Wed
6:30 PM- 8:00 PM SU Room 322

2/25/2009 Wed
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SU Room 322

3/4/2009 Wed
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SU Room 322

3/11/2009 Wed
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SU Room 322

3/25/2009 Wed
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SU Room 322

4/1/2009 Wed
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SU Room 322

4/8/2009 Wed
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SU Room 322

4/15/2009 Wed
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SU Room 322

4/22/2009 Wed
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SU Room 322


4/29/2009 Wed
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SU Room 322

Please contact Lindsay with any questions or for support!
LER15@uakron.edu


Location: SU Room 322

Sponsored by: ANONYMOUS SUPPORT FOR EATING DISORDERS
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Bowling Team Jan. 28
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Interested in participating in collegiate bowling? If so, please join us at the Student Union Game Room on Wednesdays from 7:00p.m. - 10:00 p.m. for bowling. Cost of bowling is $7.

Please contact the following individuals for more information:

Alan Kornspan (Coach/Faculty Advisor) : 972-8145
George Tilden (Assistant Director of Facilities for Game Room: 972-6390
Ronda Moss (Game Room LEGO Manager): 972-7553


Location: Student Union Game Room

Contact Information:
Dr. Alan S. Kornspan
alan3@uakron.edu
330-972-8145
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State of Ohio scholarships and job opportunity Jan. 30
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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University of Akron students look into this! Most students are struggling to pay for college including tuition, books, room/board and cell phone bills!
When you are a member of the Ohio National Guard you get 100% of your tuition and fees paid at UA... that's over $10,000 a year alone! Plus you will earn over $500 a month pay for 2 days of work. We have jobs in engineering, transportation, mechanics, law enforcement, food service and more. At least call or email or even better stop in to our office located at Schrank Hall South and get more information on this. If this sounds too good to be true then I will let you talk to some of the over 300+ UA students that are in the Ohio National Guard.
jyoungd@uakron.edu


Location: Schrank Hall South lower level

Contact Information:
James Youngdahl
jyoungd@uakron.edu
330-972-7959
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Family Game Night Jan. 30
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Need a night out with your family?? Students…faculty… call your families and come to the Family Game Night in the Student Union Game Room!

The event is FREE for UA Students and their families. Bowling and Billiards are free to play from 4:00PM-8:00 PM on January 30th!

There will also be FREE popcorn and cotton candy for everyone!

Come to the Family Game Night in the Game Room on Friday January 30th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.!



Location: Student Union Game Room

Contact Information:
Jharell Watkins
zpnadultfamily@uakron.edu
330-972-7014


Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
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Soprano Laurie Lashbrook Jan. 30
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Soprano Laurie Lashbrook will be in recital on Friday, January 30 at 8 p.m. in Guzzetta Recital Hall. Joined by flutist Jane Berkner, soprano Patricia LaNasa and pianist Kim Bakkum, they will perform works by Brahms, Laburda, Dvorak and Mendelssohn.

Dr. Lashbrook is chair of the School of Music's voice area. The concert is free and open to the public. Guzzetta Hall is located across from E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. For more information, call 330-972-7591.


Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall

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ZIPS HOCKEY TAKES ON IPFW Jan. 30 - Jan. 31
9:40 pm
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The Zips Hockey Team will take on Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne University this weekend. Games will take place at our home rink, Center Ice Sports Complex, located at 8319 Port Jackson Ave NW Canton OH 44720; near the Akron Canton Airport.

The first home game will be Friday January 30, 2009 beginning at 9:40pm, the second home game will be on Saturday January 31,2009 at 3:40pm.

Admission to game:
UA Students/Faculty/Staff with Zip Card are free!
Adults ages 13 & up are $5.00
Children ages 3 to 12 are just $2.00
Anyone wearing UA clothing will get a dollar off admission.

Ticket sales will begin an hour before game time.

There will also be an opportunity to buy tickets for our 50/50 raffle and our Chuck-A-Puck game.

The Zips Hockey Team currently holds a 8-5 winning record!

We look forward to seeing you there!


Location: Center Ice Sports Complex

Contact Information:
Brent Lauer
blauer2@uakron.edu
330-687-2694


Sponsored by: Akron Ice Hockey Club

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BEACH VACATION Silent Auction at Up 'til Dawn Finale Event Jan. 30 - Jan. 31
10:00 pm - 6:00 am
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Are you interested in going on vacation with your friends or family? Up 'til Dawn will be auctioning off a condo located in North Myrtle Beach this Friday at our Finale Event. For more information on the condo, check out http://www.century21thomas.com/content/condo/su/WSHO. What a great way to get a vacation and support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

Help Up 'til Dawn celebrate the money we have raised this year for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital this Friday at the Finale Event! There will be tons of free food, games, activities, dance lessons, and the band Winslow will be playing. You do not have to stay the whole time, but the doors close at midnight, so be sure to be there by then to enjoy all the fun!

All are welcome!
Team Members: Free
Walk ins : $5


Location: Student Union

Sponsored by: Up 'til Dawn
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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING Feb. 1
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The cross country ski trip to Lake County Metro Parks in NE Ohio will be on Sunday, February 1, 2009. This trip is weather dependent and will only run if the ski trails are open. Transportation, limited instruction, skis, pole, and boots are included. Participants are required to bring snacks, lunch, and two water bottles. Fee: Students $20, Faculty/Staff SRWC members $25, Community $27. Registration Deadline is January 29, 2009 at 6:00PM in the OASIS Office. Prerequisite: Appropriate clothing (no cotton, athletic synthetic clothing required.) For additional information, please contact Andy Loue at 330-972-7357 or aloue@uakron.edu.

Location: Lake County Metro Parks, NE Ohio

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


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Rethinking Race week events Feb. 2 - Feb. 12
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The Office of Multicultural Development, as apart of Rethinking Race week will be sponsoring several speakers that will explore a range variety of topics surrounding race:

• Donna Brazile – “Rethinking Race: The Shifting American Landscape.” E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Monday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. For complimentary ticket information call 330-972-5155. Co-Sponsored by the Bliss Institute.

• Tim Wise – “White Denial: Reflection on Racism and Uncomfortable Truths.” Student Union Theater, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

• Dr. Carlos Cortes – “Race and the Media.” Student Union Theater, Monday, Feb. 9, 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about Rethinking Race week and for a full schedule of events please visit: www2.uakron.edu/race


Location: Varies Locations

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


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Upcoming Meeting-Students for Life Feb. 2
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Students for Life Meeting February 2nd. At this meeting we will be discussing our thoughts on the March for Life, for those of who went. Also there will be discussion about the available office positions there are going to be available for next year. There will be a discussion about the speaker Mary Meehan who is scheduled to come on the 9th of February. Please look at that date and notify me if you want to attend the dinner at 6:00pm. There is only room for 50 people, and is based on a first come first serve basis. If you do not want to come to the dinner you are more than welcome to come to hear the speaker, which will start roughly around 7:00pm in the Student Union Ballroom B, this is where the dinner is also being held.

Location: Student Union rm. 323

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


Sponsored by: Students for Life
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Akron Water Polo Club Feb. 2
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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If you have a solid background in swimming or have played water polo before, come check out the Akron Water Polo Club and have some fun with us. We are a good, physical team looking to pick up some new talent this semester. Our practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-10 p.m. in the ONAT in the rec center, anybody is welcome to stop by.

We will also be participating in four tournaments this spring, traveling to Ohio University, University of Dayton, Ohio Wesleyan, and we will be hosting a tournament in March.

Feel free to send me an email or call if you have any questions, and we hope to see you soon!


Location: ONAT

Contact Information:
Max Arnold
akronwaterpolo@yahoo.com
419-610-1655


Sponsored by: Akron Water Polo Club
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Join the Criminal Justice Association! Feb. 3 - Feb. 4
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
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The CJA is open to anyone interested in the field of criminal justice regardless of your major. Our first meetings of the semester will be held on February 3 and again on February 4. Both meetings are the same and will be at 3 pm in Polsky room 167. For more information, contact Erin Lansinger at eml13@uakron.edu.

Location: Polsky 167

Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Association
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Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi Meeting Feb. 3
3:50 pm - 5:10 pm
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Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi will hold a meeting this coming Tuesday at 3:50 pm in CBA 143. The speaker will be Beta Alpha Psi. They will be giving a presentation on Community Service in preparation for their upcoming trip to regionals. All accounting and finance majors are encouraged to attend. There will be pizza and pop provided. Hope to see everyone there!


Location: CBA 143

Contact Information:
Emily Richards
ecr6@uakron.edu
330-671-4759


Sponsored by: Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi
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Barley House Fundraiser Feb. 3
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Come out and support the ladies of Alpha Delta Pi! We will be having a Barley House Fundraiser on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from 6:00-8:00pm. All of the proceeds will be donated to our national philanthropy, The Ronald McDonald House. Stop by with some friends and enjoy great food while helping a wonderful cause!

Any questions? Please contact Shelley Trusnik at the information listed below.


Location: Barley House

Contact Information:
Shelley Trusnik
slt26@uakron.edu
216-337-1981


Sponsored by: Alpha Delta Pi
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Zips Recruiting Club Feb. 3
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Want to know how you can win a Nintendo Wii?

Then come out on February 3, 2009 and check out Zips Recruiting Club.
We will be having our first meeting of the semester that evening! We will be having pizza, talking about upcoming social events, programs, and initiatives for this semester.

For those who do not know what ZRC does, we are a student organization that promotes UA. We do this by giving campus tours, writing potential students, visiting your high school, and many other opportunities. So if you have UA spirit, come show it off!

Some benefits include:

1. Potential to win a Nintendo Wii
2. FREE UA apparel
3. Meet new people and create new friendships
4. Gain leadership and communication skills
5. Pizza at each meeting
6. Social Events


Location: Student Union Room 335

Contact Information:
Jeremy Turkall
nsosl2@uakron.edu
330-972-2622


Sponsored by: Zips Recruiting Club
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Comedian Rene Hicks Feb. 3
9:09 pm
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Rene Hicks is an internationally known comedian who has over 600 college appearances to her credit. She is a two-time winner of the prestigious College Comedian of the Year Award. Rene has been featured on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s Comedy Showcase, Showtime’s Full Frontal Comedy, ABC’s Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Fox’s Comic Strip Live, A&E’s Caroline’s Comedy Hour, VH-1’s Stand-Up Spotlight, and MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour. As the San Francisco Weekly says, “Rene Hicks is a comedian who has a strong, confident, straight forward delivery that succeeds in its own right, putting her audience at ease or maybe in awe as she says it like it is…funny.”

Free--Sponsored by RHPB, RHC and ZPN


Location: SU Ballroom

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


Sponsored by: RHPB, RHC and ZPN
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EDUCATION ABROAD FORUM Feb. 4
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Office of International Programs at The University of Akron is sponsoring an EDUCATION ABROAD FORUM on Wednesday, February 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the UA Student Union, Room 312. UA students who are considering a study, work, or travel abroad program as part of their collegiate experience should attend. All students are invited.

Student sojourners and exchange students will discuss their unique adventures with university life overseas and describe their host and home institutions. The Education Abroad Program Staff will provide information on how to plan a program abroad. Refreshments will be provided!


Location: Student Union, Room 312

Contact Information:
Linda E. Marx
Lmarx@uakron.edu
330-972-7460


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Pi Sigma Epsilon Spring 2009 Recruiting Feb. 4
8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
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Come join the only national fraternity in sales and marketing!

Members of Pi Sigma Epsilon gain valuable work and leadership experience for all careers through fundraisers, conventions, networking, and real life experience in sales, marketing, and management projects. ALL MAJORS WELCOME!

Come to our meeting to learn more! We will be discussing our upcoming projects and events. Hope to see you there! Wednesday at 8:15, CBA 134.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, Jan 29
Bowling at Stonehedge
9:00 p.m.

Sunday, Feb 8
Ski Outing at Boston Mills
4:00-9:00

Wednesday, Feb 11
Interview Night at CBA
8:15

If you have any questions please contact Andrew Lau: al20@uakron.edu


Location: CBA 134

Sponsored by: Pi Sigma Epsilon
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ASG Safety Walk Feb. 5
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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ASG will host a Safety Walk for West Campus. The Walk will include the areas around the College of Business Administration, and the Polsky building. Safety Walks are designed to allow both students and administration to look for unsafe areas around campus. The walks focus on lighting, emergency phones and general safety of the campus. We will be meeting at Starbucks in the Student Union at 7:15pm, on Thursday February 5th, following the ASG senate meeting. All are welcome to attend.


Location: West Campus

Contact Information:
Christian C Warner
ccw7@uakron.edu
330-431-1313


Sponsored by: ASG
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BOULDERING COMPETITION - UNIVERSITY BOULDERING SERIES Feb. 7
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Join us for our Fourth Annual bouldering competition on February 7, 2009 at the Student Recreation & Wellness Center rock wall. Join students from six other universities as we host a comp as part of the University Bouldering Series. Bouldering routes will be set for beginner through advanced climbers and rated accordingly. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Participants must be 18 years old or older and a university student. Fee: $15.00 and includes a t-shirt.

Time: Flight One: Pre-Flight meeting 10:45am, Climbing 11am-2pm

Flight Two: Pre-Flight meeting 1:45pm, Climbing 2pm-5pm

Preferred registration deadline is Wednesday, February 4 at 6:00PM. Comp Day registration starts at 10:00am on February 7 (spots may be limited.) For additional information, contact Andy Loue at 330-972-7357 or aloue@uakron.edu.


Location: SRWC ROCK WALL

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


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INDOOR TENNIS SINGLES LEAGUE Feb. 8 - March 8
1:00 pm
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Register now for the Spring 2009 Indoor Tennis Singles League beginning on February 8, 2009. Entries are due on by 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 4 in the OASIS office at the Student Recreation & Wellness Center. Entry fee is $15.00 and is open to all students and faculty/staff SRWC members. Forms and rules can be downloaded from our website. For additional information, contact the OASIS office at 330-972-6956 or Intramurals@uakron.edu.


Location: SRWC

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


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Leadership Scholarships - Study Abroad to India Feb. 9 - Feb. 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Center for IT & eBusiness (CITe) is offering three leadership scholarships of $1,000 each for students who want to participate in the Study Abroad program to India. The three leadership positions are: project leader, curriculum leader, and finance/logistics leader. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should contact vijay@uakron.edu by February 10. Please indicate which position(s) you are applying for, write a paragraph why you are interested in becoming a leader for this trip, and include a current resume.

Attend Information Session to Learn More
• Monday (February 9) in the College of Business Administration room #258, 4 pm – 5 pm
• Tuesday (February 10) in the College of Business Administration room #126, 4 pm – 5 pm


Location: CBA 258 & CBA 126

Contact Information:
Dr. Vijay
vijay@uakron.edu
330-972-8224


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Career Conversations: Career Fair Success Secrets Feb. 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Do you know the three keys to introducing yourself to a potential employer at a Career Fair? Do you know how to market your skills, knowledge, and abilities? In these tough economic times, you want to be sure to stand out above others and get noticed. Come to this session to gain an edge in presenting yourself to employers at the Career Fair.

Location: SI 301

Contact Information:
Kimberly A Beyer
kabeyer@uakron.edu
330-972-7747


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A Talk with Mary Meehan Feb. 9
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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On Monday, February 9th, Mary Meehan will be speaking in Ballroom B at 7:00pm. The topic she will be speaking on is titled, “How to Build a Culture of Life.” She will be talking about some cultural traditions, economic pressures that revolve around abortion, and life-or-death issues, including war, euthanasia. Prior to Mary speaking at 7:00, there will be a dinner held to the first 50 people who come. This dinner will be held at 6:00pm in the Student Union Ballroom B. If you are interested in attending the dinner please e-mail me at kab82@uakron.edu. If you are not wanting to or unable to attend the dinner, you are more than welcome to attend the speaking portion of the night, which will start around 7:00pm, hope to see you there.

Location: Student Union Ballroom B

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


Sponsored by: Students for Life
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WINTER BACKPACKING SEMINAR Feb. 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The winter backpacking seminar on February 11, 2009 in classroom 246 at the Student Recreation & Wellness Center, will cover the fundamental skills and strategies needed to backpack during the cold winter months. The seminar is a prerequisite for the winter backpacking trip to Oil Creek State Park. Fee: Students $5.00; Faculty/Staff SRWC members $10.00; Community $15.00. Free for participants registered for the Winter Backpacking Trip. For additional information, contact Andy Loue at 330-972-7357 or aloue@uakron.edu.


Location: SRWC

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


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Spring UA Career Fair Feb. 12
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Attention all UA students! Are you graduating soon and preparing for the full-time job search or looking to break into your field with a co-op/internship? Then the Spring UA Career Fair is just for you. The fair will take place Thursday, February 12th, 2009 from 10:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the Student Union. During these economic times, this is a great way to connect with a variety of employers that are registered within the fields of science, technology, business, government, health care, and non profit. Employers will be searching for students and alumni interested in full time, co-op/internship and part-time positions.

For a detailed list of employers, please visit your ZIProfessional account or the Center for Career Management’s website http://www.uakron.edu/ccm/

The Center will hold two sessions to help you navigate the career fair. These sessions will take place on Monday, Feb. 2nd from Noon-1:00 p.m. in the Student Union 314 and Feb. 9th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Simmons Hall 301.

For additional questions please contact us at (330) 972-7747 or uaccm@uakron.edu


Location: Student Union Ballroom
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WINTER BACKPACKING TRIP (OVERNIGHT) Feb. 14 - Feb. 15
Time: n/a
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The two-day winter backpacking trip on February 14 & 15, 2009, lead by winter backpacking enthusiast and expert John MacDonald,

will explore beautiful Oil Creek State Park located in western PA. The group will hike approximately 12 miles over the course of the trip and spend the night in Adirondack style shelters. Transportation, technical gear and trail food will be provided. Appropriate attire is required for the trip. NO COTTON.

Prerequisite: Winter Backpacking Seminar – Free for registered trip participants.

Fee: Students $40; Faculty/Staff SRWC members $48; Community $54.

For additional information, contact Andy Loue at 330-972-7357 or aloue@uakron.edu.


Location: OIL CREEK STATE PARK, PA

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


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3rd Annual Graduate Student Research Roundtables Feb. 18
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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E-Docs is hosting the 3rd annual Graduate Student Research Roundtables. The focus of the roundtable discussions will be on using technology to facilitate the research process.
    Round Table #1: “Navigating the IRB” Ms. Sharon McWhorter Associate Director of the University of Akron Research Services & Sponsored Programs will provide an overview of the IRB process with special emphasis on the new online investigator certification process.
    Round Table #2: “Using Endnote to Format Your Reference List” Mr. Bret Gensburg E-docs Vice President and Technology Expert will demonstrate EndNote - an easy-to-use interactive software program that will create and manage your APA formatted reference list.
    Round Table #3: “Creating Online Surveys with Checkbox” Dr. Susan Kushner Benson Associate Professor of Research Methodology will demonstrate Checkbox, the University of Akron’s electronic survey development software.

The cost is $5.00 and includes pizza & soft drinks. There will be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.

Location:
Student Union Ballroom A

Sponsored by: E-docs
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Opportunity to Study and Teach in France
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Through a grant from the U.S. Department of State, up to 30 pre-service/entry level teachers can be sent to France for a 12-week seminar and practicum.

This program is for education students seeking licensure in: Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Math, Spanish, and Physical Education. Although they will be teaching in English, participants should have prior French language study, with a proficiency level of at least “novice high.”

This program is designed to allow future educators to experience a different culture and gain insight on global educational issues. The students will attend a three-week cultural and language seminar at The University of Akron in July/August 2009, and will then be in France from September through December 2009.

Airfare to and housing in France are provided free of charge to the students, and they will also be given a stipend each month for living expenses. As well as teaching their subject areas to French students, the educators will have the opportunity to improve their French language ability and learn more about French culture.

Applications are due February 27, 2009.


Location: France

Contact Information:
Diane Hergenrather
dhergen@uakron.edu
330-972-7980


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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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