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Graduation Application Deadline
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Department of Student Life Graduate Assistantships
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Pre-Medical Fraternity!
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Take short survey about off-campus housing, be entered into drawing
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Figure Skating Club looking for members!!!
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Are you a Student Leader?
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Nutrition Choices of College Students
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Association of Women in Communication-UA Chapter
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ACUI Qualifier
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Black Male Summit Registration is now available online
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Applications Available for 2009 University Hearing Boards
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LIFE Awards Applications are now available online!
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Conversation Partners Program
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Student government offers tax-preparation assistance
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Greeb Dragon Kung Fu Club First Meeting Re-Scheduled
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OPEN KAYAKING
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Join the University Ambassadors
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$1,000 University Park Alliance Awards – Nominate Today
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ASG 2009-2010 General Elections!
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Stressed out about Taxes?
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BOULDERING COMPETITION - UNIVERSITY BOULDERING SERIES
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INDOOR TENNIS SINGLES LEAGUE
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Alpha Sigma Phi Spring Recruitment
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Help Orphans: Buy Sweets for Your Sweetie...and for Yourself
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"Until the Violence Stops" Documentary Screening
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A Talk with Mary Meehan
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Pan African Studies Program Presents
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Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi Meeting
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La Tertulia, Spanish Conversation Hour
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Legal Feminism: "Sameness" and "Difference"
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WHIFFLEBALL LEAGUE
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Math Anxiety Workshop #1
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ANONYMOUS SUPPORT FOR EATING DISORDERS MEETING INFORMATION
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WINTER BACKPACKING SEMINAR
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UA to Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Birth
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Fine Art Fridays
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Vagina Monologues
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WINTER BACKPACKING TRIP (OVERNIGHT)
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Five Guys Fundraiser for Orphans
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Anger Management Group
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REGISTER FOR TUESDAY/THURSDAY SWIM LESSONS AT THE REC THIS SPRING!
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A Mexican Fiesta
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MOVIE- QUANTOM OF SOLACE
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007 Double Dip Fun Night
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Humanity Fest
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SWS Gender Lecture & Workshop
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Opportunity to Study and Teach in France
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Symposium on Information Systems Risk, Security & Assurance
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Sibs Safari Weekend 2009! March 6th-7th - Online pre-registration available now!
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The AFRICAN NIGHT
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Graduation Application Deadline
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Associate and Baccalaureate Degree Candidates Must Apply Now for Summer 2009 Graduation

Monday, February 16 is the Graduation Application deadline for students planning to graduate at the end of the Summer 2009 term with an Associate or Baccalaureate degree.

Graduation Application forms may be obtained from:

the University Registrar’s website at http://www.uakron.edu/registrar/Graduation.php

Submit your Graduation Application to the Office of the University Registrar:

by fax to 330-972-8632;
in person to the Office of the University Registrar, Simmons Hall room 120;
by mail to the Office of the University Registrar, Attn: Graduation Services, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-6208.

If you plan on graduating in a later term, you may still apply now!! Just mark the appropriate term and year you plan to graduate on the application form.

To avoid the $100 late graduation application fee, don’t miss the deadline. Late applicants will also need to obtain a memo of late permission from their dean.

Questions regarding the graduation application process may be directed to the Graduation Services office at commencement@uakron.edu or 330-972-8300 (choose option #6).



Location: www.uakron.edu

Contact Information:
Office of the University Registrar
registrar@uakron.edu
330-970-8300
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Department of Student Life Graduate Assistantships Jan. 27 - Feb. 27
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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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Pre-Medical Fraternity!
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A pre-medical organization open to all majors is finally established on the University of Akron campus. Phi Delta Epsilon is always seeking new members and if you would like to join, please send us your name and contact information to UA.PHIDE@GMAIL.COM. In addition, feel free to email us with any questions you may have.



Sponsored by: Phi Delta Epsilon
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Take short survey about off-campus housing, be entered into drawing
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Complete this short, 5-10 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, send a message to Brenda Westbrook at blb12@uakron.edu.

Location: Online

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Figure Skating Club looking for members!!!
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The University of Akron Figure Skating Club is looking for members to begin a group of competitive skaters, recreational skaters, or students who simply enjoy the sport of figure skating. There are only two other winter sports clubs and it is time to add another with a figure skating club! No experience necessary, just a true interest in skating so please contact me to join!

Location: TBA

Contact Information:
Zachariah Szabo
zps2@uakron.edu
330-283-1220
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Are you a Student Leader? Feb. 1 - Feb. 27
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The leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa is accepting applications for membership from junior, senior and graduate students. The society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character.  Apply today by reviewing the qualifications and application form..  Deadline for applications is Friday, February 27th.

Location: Omicron Delta Kappa

Sponsored by: Omicron Delta Kappa

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Nutrition Choices of College Students Feb. 2 - March 1
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Research is currently being conducted concerning nutrional choices of college students at this university in an effort to develop a plan to improve nutritional habits. Please take time to complete the 5-10 minute survey by clicking on the link below.

Location: Online

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Association of Women in Communication-UA Chapter Feb. 2 - Feb. 19
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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We are restarting this amazing group at the University of Akron. Our first meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., February 19, Kolbe Hall, room 111.

Location: Kolbe 111

Contact Information:
Shannon Anicas
ssa11@uakron.edu
330-351-0234


Sponsored by: Association of Women in Communication

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ACUI Qualifier Feb. 4 - Feb. 7
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Interested in bowling, DDR, or billiards? Come be apart of a national event: ACUI Qualifier, from February 4th-7th in the Student Union Game room. The qualifying events will happen on the following dates and times:

Men's & Women's bowling: Wednesday, February 4th, 7p-11p

DDR: Thursday, February 5th and Friday February 6th, 7p-until

9-Ball tournament: Saturday, February 7th, 1p-6p

Each event is $10.00 per person. All students who place will go to the University of Dayton to participate in the finals of each event they qualify for. The trip to Dayton will be February 21-22!! Come out and compete in your favorite events! Any questions or to register for any event, stop into in the game room!


Location: Student Union Game Room

Contact Information:
Ronda Moss
sugamelegomgr@uakron.edu
330-972-7553
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Black Male Summit Registration is now available online Feb. 4 - March 20
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The Office of Multicultural Development will host its second annual Black Male Summit on April 3rd and 4th. The theme for this year’s event is “Call to Action.”

Last year, the Black Male Summit drew more than 800 participants from higher education, public school systems, private foundations and the business community. Be there this year to hear nationally renowned speakers, educational leaders, practitioners, and students explore the critical issues impacting black males in higher education.

Registration for the Black Male Summit is now open until March 20th. Registration is free for UA faculty, staff and students. To register online, visit the Black Male Summit website at
http://www.uakron.edu/multculdev/bms/ or call 330-972-6446.



Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Patricia Miller
plm7@uakron.edu
330-972-6446
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Applications Available for 2009 University Hearing Boards
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The Office of Student Judicial Affairs is offering a unique leadership opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to serve on University hearing boards. Student Judicial Affairs is in need of highly motivated students who play an active role in our campus community, have excellent critical thinking skills, and a strong desire to uphold the educational mission of The University of Akron.

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

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

www.uakron.edu/sja

Applications should be returned to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs located in the Student Union, Room 216 and addressed to (Student Judicial Affairs, Attn: Kevin Crewson). Selected individuals will be expected to attend two mandatory half-day training sessions on April 17th and April 24th. Selected individuals also agree to participate in interviews between March 1st through 13th and agree to participate in a minimum of two hearings a semester.

Applications must be completed and submitted by 5pm on February 27th, 2009.


Location: Student Union 216

Contact Information:
Kevin Crewson
sjaga@uakron.edu
330-972-8646


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LIFE Awards Applications are now available online!
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Go to http://www.uakron.edu/studentlife/coallprog/leadaward.php to
download applications and view award descriptions:

• A-Key Award (Blue and Gold categories)

• Alpha Sigma Phi Student’s Choice Award

• Alumni Student Recognition Award

• Creativity Award

• Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Diversity Scholarship

• Exceptional Civic Engagement

• Mortar Board Pioneer Award

• Most Outstanding Member

• Most Outstanding Officer

• National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

• Office of Multicultural Development Diversity Award

• Outstanding Co-Curricular Advisor Award

• Outstanding Faculty Engagement Award

• Outstanding Freshman Involvement Award

• Outstanding Junior Award

• Outstanding Senior Award

• Outstanding Sophomore Award

• Rupert Latture Memorial Award

• Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

All applications are due by Friday, March 6, 2009 at 5:00pm.
Applications should be submitted to The Hub, Student Union Room 130.
Awards will be presented at the LIFE Awards Banquet on April 16, 2009.
All who apply for awards will receive an invitation to attend the
banquet.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact
Lindsey Rudibaugh, LIFE Awards Intern (lmr42@uakron.edu) or Lorri
March, Assistant Director, Campus Programs (lorri@uakron.edu) at
(330)972-5517.


Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Lorrie March
lorri@uakron.edu
330-972-5517
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Conversation Partners Program
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The English Language Institute (ELI), UA's English program for international students, invites UA students, faculty, and staff to participate in its Conversation Partners Program. Through this program, the ELI pairs an international student who is learning English in our program with an American partner for one hour of informal conversation per week. ELI students come from all over the world and bring with them a wide variety of educational, political, cultural, religious, and linguistic backgrounds. This program is a wonderful opportunity to learn about another country and culture AND to make an international student feel welcome here in Akron.

Please announce this program in your classes as well! Sign-up for the Spring Semester is going on NOW! Call (330) 972-7544 for more information.


Location: Olin Hall 302
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Student government offers tax-preparation assistance
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Associated Student Government (ASG) is sponsoring its annual free tax-preparation services. No appointment is necessary. Visitors are seen on a first-come basis, starting now through Wednesday, April 15.

Visitors should first check in at the ASG office in Student Union 133. Services are offered Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 to 6 p.m.

Visitors must bring their:

  • W2 from their employer, or 1099
  • Valid photo I.D. (driver’s license or state I.D. preferred)
  • Social Security card
  • Copy of their 2007 income tax form (if they have it)
  • Dependents’ Social Security card, if claiming dependents
  • Students should bring their IRS Form 1098-T (Tuition Payments Statement), if they were issued one. (Students who paid University-billed charges during the 2008 tax year should have received the form.) If you have questions about Form 1098-T, call UA Student Accounts at 330-972-5100.

International tax preparation will begin after March 15. Documentation needed for international tax preparation includes:

  • Students who have a treaty with the United States must bring their 1042S form.
  • Valid photo I.D. (driver license or state I.D. preferred)
  • Social Security card
  • VISA and/or passport and/or green card

For questions contact ASG at (330) 972-7002 or via e-mail at asg@uakron.edu.

Location: Student Union 133

Contact Information:
Pamela L. Woodall Caine
plw@uakron.edu
330-972-7002


Sponsored by: Associated Student Government

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Greeb Dragon Kung Fu Club First Meeting Re-Scheduled Feb. 4
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wednesday February 4 is the rescheduled first meeting of the spring semester for students that want the opportunity to explore their interest in the conditioning and self-defense benefits of the classical Chinese martial arts. The Green Dragon Kung Fu Club at the University of Akron will have an open meeting to meet and talk to current members, as well as, watch an action packed kung fu video at 7:30 pm in Room 246 of the Student Rec Center. Visit the club web page at www.greendragonkungfu.com/UAclub for more information and link to our YouTube movie or email: jac1@uakron.edu with questions. The Green Dragon Kung Fu Club has been a registered student organization at The University of Akron since 1972. The club with a history of classical Chinese martial arts that includes world-wide recognition represented by over 30 major Chinese styles includes Northern and Southern Shaolin, Monkey, Drunken Style, Praying Mantis, Snake, White Eyebrow, White Lotus and more, as well as being the only program in the country that can teach all 72 of the classical Chinese weapons. Try something exotic this year


Location: Rec Center Room246

Sponsored by: Green Dragon Kung Fu Club

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OPEN KAYAKING Feb. 5 - April 29
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Learn to kayak in the pool. Open kayaking provides participants with no experience the opportunity to learn basic kayaking skills and provides a time for experienced kayakers to work on their skills. Registration is not required. Free to students and faculty/staff SRWC members; community $10.00.

Please meet on the ONAT pool deck at 11:00am on the following dates:
February 5, February 9, February 17, February 25, March 5, March 9, March 24, April 1, April 9, April 13, April 21, April 29.



For additional information contact Andy Loue at X7357 or aloue@uakron.edu.


Location: ONAT POOL

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


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Join the University Ambassadors Feb. 6 - Feb. 20
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We are now accepting applications to be an Ambassador for The University of Akron. University Ambassadors are a group of students who serve as host/hostesses at University at special events.

Typical duties include:

* Assisting at President's Office events
* Assisting at Alumni Office events
* Assisting at Campus events
* Serving as guides for visiting dignitaries, alumni and or potential students
* Participating in community service projects
And much more...

Applications are available at

* Stitzlein Alumni Center (138 Fir Hill)
* and online at our website: http://www.uakron.edu/groups/amb/index.php

And due February 20th, 2009

Completed applications can be submitted to the Source, the Stitzlein Alumni
Center or can be e-mailed to the undersigned


Location: N/A

Contact Information:
Lynsay M. Luli
ambassa@uakron.edu
330-972-7270


Sponsored by: Univesrsity Ambassadors

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$1,000 University Park Alliance Awards – Nominate Today
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University Park Alliance (UPA) is accepting nominations for its 2009 Awards, sponsored by the Dominion Foundation, which will recognize outstanding community engagement, revitalization and promotional efforts in the University Park neighborhood by faculty, students, staff and alumni of The University of Akron, as well as community members, businesses and neighborhood organizations. As many as seven $1,000 Neighborhood Nexus Awards for community engagement will be presented at the UPA Awards Luncheon in May. Non-monetary awards also will be presented to individuals and organizations that have worked to advance the reputation of University Park as a neighborhood of enduring vibrancy, sustainability and value. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 27. Nominations also may be submitted online at http://www.uakron.edu/upa or call 330.972.8859 to request a nomination form.
To learn more, contact Julie Roberts at 330.972.8859 or julie2@uakron.edu


Location: University Park Alliance

Contact Information:
Julie M Roberts
julie2@uakron.edu
330-972-8859
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ASG 2009-2010 General Elections! Feb. 6 - Feb. 16
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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It's that time again! ASG is gearing up to host their 2009-2010 General Elections and we want YOU to run! ASG is an integral part of student life as the voice of the undergraduate student body, so if you want to make a difference in the changes that happen at The University of Akron, run for an open position!!! All individuals interested in running must pick up an application either in the ASG Office, SU room 133 or on our website at www.uakron.edu/asg. Applications are available beginning TODAY so don't hesitate before picking yours up!

Contact ASG 330-972-7002 or at asg@uakron.edu with any questions!


Location: ASG Office Student Union 133

Sponsored by: Associated Student Government

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Stressed out about Taxes? Feb. 6
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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ZPN is holding a question and answer forum about taxes, on Feb. 6 at 4:30 in the Student Union room 335. H& R Block will be taking questions for all you juniors, seniors and adult students. Please come and enjoy the free help.

Location: SU 335

Contact Information:
Matt Livingston
zpnengagement@uakron.edu
330-972-7014


Sponsored by: ZPN
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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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Alpha Sigma Phi Spring Recruitment Feb. 9 - Feb. 14
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The brothers of Alpha Sigma Phi are looking for a few good men. If you are interested in joining a student organization that prides itself in campus involvement, community outreach, and a strong camaraderie that will last a lifetime, please join us next week as we host a multitude of events to meet men interested in bettering themselves and their communities. Here is a list of our upcoming events:

Monday- A Night at the Rec Center. Meet at Zees in the Union by 7:00 P.M. and join us on the court or in the weight room.

Tuesday- All you can eat Tacos at Tequila Panchos. Meet in front of Zees by 8 P.M. and we will car pool.

Wednesday- Come watch us play intramural volleyball in Memorial Hall. Games are at 8:45 P.M. and 9:30P.M. Then, join us for dinner after.

Thursday- Video game night at a brother's house. We'll be playing Halo, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and more. Dinner will be provided. Contact us for more details.

Saturday- Early morning hike in the Metro Parks with a park ranger. Meet at Zee's around 10 AM. Contact us for more details.

If you have any questions or you are unable to make these events but still interested in our group, contact:

Logan Mellert-President
Ltm4@uakron.edu
and
Brian Ramunno-Recruitment Director
Bar24@uakron.edu


Location: University of Akron

Contact Information:
Logan Mellert
Ltm4@uakron.edu
330-635-2870


Sponsored by: Alpha Sigma Phi
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Help Orphans: Buy Sweets for Your Sweetie...and for Yourself Feb. 9 - Feb. 13
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The students and staff that are heading to the Dominican Republic to work with Orphanage Outreach this Spring Break will be selling Harry London Chocolate Bars in the Student Union and Polsky starting this Monday, February 9th - Friday, February 13th. They will be at the table from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Buy a bar for someone special or for yourself and help your fellow students and orphans!


Location: Student Union and Polsky

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


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"Until the Violence Stops" Documentary Screening Feb. 9
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Please join L.I.P. Service: Liberation in Progress and Women's Studies as we kick off this year's celebration of The Vagina Monologues by hosting a screening of the Sundance documentary "Until the Violence Stops." This film chronicles how The Vagina Monologues grew into V-Day, an international grassroots movement to stop violence against women. It will help to provide a context for the performances of The Vagina Monologues occurring on campus later in the week as well as raising awareness about the issue of violence against women.

Location: CAS 133

Contact Information:
L.I.P. Service
lipservice.ua@gmail.com
330-972-7008


Sponsored by: L.I.P. Service: Liberation in Progress

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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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Pan African Studies Program Presents Feb. 10
9:15 am - 10:45 am
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Dr. Wornie Reed
Kolbe Hall 215
February 10, 2009
9:15-10:45 am


Free and open to the public!

For more information, contact Dr. Baffour K. Takyi: 330.972.8663

Sponsored by: Pan-African Studies, Office of Multicultural Development, Department of Sociology, Dean's Office, College of Arts & Science
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Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi Meeting Feb. 10
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 SS&G Financial Services. They will be giving a presentation on Contemporary Issues in Public Accounting. All accounting and finance majors are encouraged to attend. Business Casual dress is required! 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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La Tertulia, Spanish Conversation Hour Feb. 10
4:30 pm - 6:00 am
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Come to practice your Spanish with us! Everyone is invited!

Location: 129 Olin

Contact Information:
Herman Jara-Droguett
hjaradr@uakron.edu
330-792-7491
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Legal Feminism: "Sameness" and "Difference" Feb. 10
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Philosophy Club will have its first meeting of the semester Tuesday, Feb. 10th at 5:00 PM in the Student Union Rm 316.

We will be discussing Catherine MacKinnon's ideas about legal feminism: the "sameness" and "difference" of equality and sex. What conflicts do we encounter we when we presuppose equality as "sameness" and sex as a "difference"?

Come join Philosophy Club's discussion on Legal Feminism!!!


Location: Student Union Room 316

Contact Information:
Stephanie Kiba
sak16@uakron.edu
330-573-2453


Sponsored by: Philosophy Club
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WHIFFLEBALL LEAGUE Feb. 10 - March 10
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Register now for the Spring 2009 Whiffleball League beginning February 10, 2009. Entries are due by 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 4 in the OASIS office at the Student Recreation & Wellness Center. Entry fee is $30.00 per team and is open to all students and faculty/staff SRWC members. Forms and rules can be downloaded from our website www.zipsrec.uakron.edu. 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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Math Anxiety Workshop #1 Feb. 11
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
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Do you have math anxiety? Are you sure? What causes math anxiety? Come to the first of three workshops on this topic! This workshop is free to all students and anyone on campus who would like to attend.
See you in the Polsky Building, Room #402 at 2:30 on Wednesday, February 11, 2009.


Location: Polsky 402

Contact Information:
Bonnie L Filer-Tubaugh
bf@uakron.edu
330-972-2616
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ANONYMOUS SUPPORT FOR EATING DISORDERS MEETING INFORMATION Feb. 11 - April 29
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Anonymous Support 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!

*Please note that our 2/11 meeting is in a different location (SU Room 308).

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 308 / 322

Sponsored by: Anonymous Support for Eating Disorders
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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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UA to Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Birth Feb. 12
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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UA will commemorate the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth with a celebration on Feb. 12 at noon at the UA Student Union in the Student Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

The celebration will be a birthday celebration featuring light refreshments and an appearance from President Lincoln himself, as well as short presentations by the following Lincoln scholars:
Dr. Lesley Gordon, UA Dept. of History
Professor Wilson R. Huhn, UA School of Law
Dr. David Cohen, UA Dept. of Political Science
Professor Jeffrey M. Samuels, UA School of Law
Professor J. Dean Carro, UA School of Law
Professor Stephen Cook, UA School of Law

The presentations will cover topics such as President Lincoln’s “Team of Rivals” concept; how his adversity affected his role as a leader, what the crisis at Fort Sumter revealed about President Lincoln as a military and political leader and President Lincoln’s role as an inventor and patent holder.

The event is co-sponsored by the Constitutional Law Center at the UA School of Law, the UA Dept. of History, the UA Dept. of Political Science, the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and the Office of the Associate Vice President for Inclusion & Equity/CDO.


Location: UA Student Union in the Student Theater
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Fine Art Fridays Feb. 13 - April 24
Time: n/a
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ATTENTION PERFORMING & FINE ART STUDENTS:

ZPN WANTS YOU!!!!!!!! Zips Programming Network will be hosting our "Fine Art Fridays" this semester. We are looking for students to showcase their talents. The dates for "Fine Art Fridays" are:
February 13th
February 27th
March 12th (Thursday)
March 27th
April 10th
April 24

All will be held at Starbucks from 12pm-1pm. If you are interested, please contact Candace Thomas at 330-972-7014 or zpndiversity@uakron.edu.


Location: SU Starbucks

Contact Information:
Candace Thomas
zpndiversity@uakron.edu
330-972-7014


Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
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Vagina Monologues Feb. 13 - Feb. 14
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Back by popular demand! The Women’s Studies Program at the University of Akron will present A Vday Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues, February 13th and 14th , 2009. Due to the popularity of last years sell out performance the production has been moved to John S. Knight Auditorium in Leigh Hall which has double the seating capacity of the 2008 venue. Co-organizers, Kameka Fullwood and Alyssa Berthiaume, will lead this years energetic cast of staff and students for the events 11th anniversary performance. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties.

Doors open at 6:30pm with the program starting promptly at 7:00 with a performance showcasing the talents of local belly dancers, Yelena Tarakova and Sarah Malak, and will be followed directly by the monologues. Festivities will also include a bake sale and fun V-day goodies available for purchase. The Clothesline Project, featuring T-shirts made by local survivors, will be on display both evenings. Advance tickets for the Vagina Monologues can be purchased through the Women’s Studies Program office, located in Shrank Hall North, Room 58, Monday through Friday, 11:00am-5:00pm, or by calling 330-972-7008. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for University of Akron affiliates (students, faculty, and staff) and are non-refundable. Tickets will also be available at the door before each performance.


Location: Leigh Hall, John S Knight Auditorium

Contact Information:
Pat Millhoff
millhof@uakron.edu
330-972-7008


Sponsored by: LIP Service
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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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Five Guys Fundraiser for Orphans Feb. 16 - Feb. 17
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Have you been to the awesome new burger place in Fairlawn??!! If not then now is your chance to try it out and if you have then you know why this is so great!

The team headed to the Dominican Republic to work with Orphanage Outreach this Spring Break is holding two fundraiser nights at Five Guys in Fairlawn on Monday, February 16th and Tuesday, February 17th. The team will get a portion of the sales and the best part is they take the Zip Card!!!

You have to eat dinner that night, why not eat a delicious dinner and do something some good at the same time?!


Location: Five Guys, 3863 Medina Road, Akron, OH 44333

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


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Anger Management Group Feb. 17 - March 31
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Anger Management Group

Attention students! Are you having trouble managing your anger and frustration? The counseling Center can help! We are running an anger management group designed to help you learn about anger and how to cope with it in healthy ways. The program is 7 weeks long beginning February 17, 2008.
The program is scheduled to occur on Tuesdays from 3pm-4pm. We look forward to seeing you!

If you are interested please call the Counseling Center at 972-7082 to schedule your pre-group meeting with Dr. Eric Hayden or Jill Hendrickson, psychology intern.

www.uakron.edu/counseling


Location: Counseling Center

Contact Information:
Jill C Hendrickson
jch33@uakron.edu
330-972-7082
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REGISTER FOR TUESDAY/THURSDAY SWIM LESSONS AT THE REC THIS SPRING! Feb. 17 - March 12
5:25 pm - 8:10 pm
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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's next Tuesday/Thursday session begins on February 17, 2009. 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 registration information or specific class times please visit our website www.zipsrec.uakron.edu or contact Patricia O'Donnell, PO5@uakron.edu or (330)972-8280.


Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
Patricia O'Donnell
PO5@uakron.edu
330-972-8280


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A Mexican Fiesta Feb. 19
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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The Advanced Food Prep class is hosting a Mexican Fiesta on February 19th at 11:30am-12:30pm in room 209 of Shrank Hall South. Cost is $6.50 per person for dine-in or carryout. For reservations please call (330)972-7721.

The meal is planned as follows:
Multi-colored Corn Chips with Mango Salsa
Chicken Fajitas
Tomato Cilantro Rice
Black Beans
Non-Alcoholic Margaritas
Empanadas


Location: Shrank Hall South Rm: 209
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MOVIE- QUANTOM OF SOLACE Feb. 19
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Come out Thursday February 19th or Friday February 20th to see newest James Bond movie- QUANTOM OF SOLACE. Both showings will be at 8:00 pm and be sure to get there early to get a seat. Admission is free with your zip card and guests may attend for just $1. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

STARRING>>Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright

Synopsis: This film continues the high octane adventures of James Bond right after Casino Royale. Betrayed by the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal as he tries to uncover the truth. This mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America takes him through a minefield of treachery, murder and deceit in this action packed Bond spectacular.




Location: Student Union Theatre

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


Sponsored by: ZPN
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007 Double Dip Fun Night Feb. 20
4:00 pm - 11:00 am
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Nothing to do on a Friday Night!!!
Come out on Friday, February 20th to the Student Union Gameroom for 007 Double Dip Fun Night!!! There will be free bowling and billiards from 4-7:30 for everyone and chips and dip will be provided. Following the gameroom event ZPN will be showing Quantum of Solace at 8 P.M. in the Student Union Theatre.
Synopsis: This film continues the high octane adventures of James Bond right after Casino Royale. Betrayed by the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal as he tries to uncover the truth. This mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America takes him through a minefield of treachery, murder and deceit in this action packed Bond spectacular.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright


Location: SU Gameroom/Theatre

Contact Information:
Chad Warrick
zpninvolvement@uakron.edu
330-972-7014


Sponsored by: ZPN
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Humanity Fest Feb. 20 - Feb. 21
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.

Come join us for a night with Professor Greenhouse, Hayden Calling, The Know Nothings, and The Speedbumps.

All proceeds will go towards Akron U Campus Habitat for Humanity, KSU Habitat for Humanity, and Portage County Habitat for Humanity. The show is only $2!

There will be tons of raffles and great local music!


Location: Rathskeller (basement of the Student Center at Ken

Sponsored by: Campus Habitat for Humanity
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SWS Gender Lecture & Workshop Feb. 26
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dr. Betsy Lucal, Dept of Sociology/Anthropology, IUSB

Making Sense of Intersex, Transgender and Bisexuality: Resources for teaching, 1pm-4pm Workshop

Talkin' about a (Still Missing?) Revolution: Reflections on Two Decades of Feminist Sociology, 6 pm, Lecture

Betsy Lucal is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University South Bend, where she also teaches in the Women's Studies program. She teaches courses on gender and sexuality, sociological theory, sociology of food, social movements and making sense of college life. She serves as Deputy Editor for Gender & Society and on the editorial boards of Teaching Sociology and the Gender Section of Sociological Compass. She currently chairs the American Sociological Association's Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology and is completing a term as chair of ASA's Committee on the Status of GLBT Persons in Sociology. She is a member of IU's Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) and winner of the IUSB Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as the all-IU Sylvia E. Bowman Award for teaching excellence. She earned all of her degrees at Kent State University (BGS '89, MA '91, PhD '96).

All lectures and workshops are free, and open to the interested public of whatever background!

SWS is a non-profit scientific and educational organization of sociologists and others dedicated to exploring the contributions which sociology can, does and should make to the investigation of and humanization of current gender arrangements. The local SWS chapters of Akron and Kent have been active for many years now in an attempt to engage young students and encourage extra-academic allies and friends to participate in creating feminist social change. Together the SWS chapters of Akron and Kent were awarded the "Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award 2008/09" of the national SWS-organization, which was an incentive to organize the first SWS - gender lectures on each campus in Spring 2009, which will be continued in the following semesters.





Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Daniela Jauk
da18@uakron.edu
330-990-2874


Sponsored by: Sociologists for Women in Society

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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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Symposium on Information Systems Risk, Security & Assurance Feb. 27
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Please join us at the Seventh Annual Symposium on Information Systems Risk, Security & Assurance on Friday February 27, 2009 (7:30 AM to 5:30 PM). The theme of this year's symposium is "Systems, Security and Assurance Issues in Migration to International Financial Reporting Standards".

The symposium is organized by the School of Accountancy at The University of Akron.

The sessions at the Seventh Symposium include:
1. System impacts of IFRS
2. Data quality and governance issues in IFRS
3. Internal controls and regulatory compliance in IFRS
4. XBRL enabled IFRS
5. Lessons learned from Europe

The speakers are highly experienced professionals with outstanding national and international reputations in their fields.

As students of The University of Akron, you pay student registration fee of $65. Please make the check payable to “CReTISA Symposium, School of Accountancy” and mail it before the deadline (February 23, 2009) to:
Dr. A. Chandra
School of Accountancy
College of Business Administration
The University of Akron
259 South Broadway Street
Akron, OH 44325-4802

Thank you.


Location: Holiday Inn in Akron, OH

Contact Information:
Dr. A. Chandra
ac10@uakron.edu
330-972-6230


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Sibs Safari Weekend 2009! March 6th-7th - Online pre-registration available now! March 6 - March 7
Time: n/a
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Now available on The Department of Residence Life and Housing’s website, UA students can pre-register for Sibs Safari Weekend 2009!

While this is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged that students take advantage of the opportunity to get updates as the weekend approaches and expedite the check-in process for both you and your sibs.

Simply go to www.uakron.edu/reslife/resnews/ and click on the “Sibs Safari Weekend 2009” registration link or click on the “additional information” link below.

Immediately following the online registration, students will be directed to a webpage with all the appropriate waiver forms to be printed out and can be either mailed back in or turned in during day of check-in.

Online Registration will be available from now through March 3rd. Students that do not pre-register online, can still register the day of during Sibs Weekend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brandon Mikulski, X7031.

Join our UA family for an unforgettable weekend adventure!


Location: Ritchie 110

Contact Information:
Brandon Mikulski
housingga2@uakron.edu
330-972-7031


Sponsored by: RHPB, ZPN, RHC, and NRHH

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The AFRICAN NIGHT March 7
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wonder it is for a night filled with charms and beautiful spirits of the African Light!!! The African Night is a festivity; a night that the African community at the University of Akron celebrate the cultural wonders of the mother continent. This is a night set aside for the recognition of the prosperity and beauty of Africa. People of different backgrounds are invited to join us on this day as we lift up the African spirits in drums, dance, drama, and history….. This night is not only for Africans but for everybody regardless of your culture or humanity. You are gratefully invited, and please do not hesitate to inform your friends and love ones to come and experience the WONDERS OF AFRICA!!!

Location: Student Union Grand Ballroom

Contact Information:
Benga
uaasa@ymail.com
330-475-2580


Sponsored by: African Students Association
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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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