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Attention Summer 2009 Graduates – Save the Date!
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Buckeye Street will close periodically over next 5 months
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ZipLine Maintenance this Sunday
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Zip Wrestling Club Membership Drive
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Panhellenic Council and Rho Gammas sponsoring
dinner at downtown festival this weekend

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COME SING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON CHOIRS!!!!
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Attention Summer 2009 Graduates – Save the Date! Aug. 15
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Department of Student Life is hosting brunch to celebrate commencement for graduates and their families. Enjoy this unique experience as you bid farewell to your time at The University of Akron. This provides a wonderful opportunity for celebration with a menu selection to please all tastes and an on campus convenience to commencement activities. More details coming soon!

Location: The Student Union

Contact Information:
Abigail Keating
sugradasst2@uakron.edu
330-972-2522
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Buckeye Street will close periodically over next 5 months
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Buckeye Street -- which runs from Exchange Street to Carroll Street, near the National City Bank -- will be closed intermittently nine days between July and November. The first of the nine days is tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 20. When possible, advance notice of each closure will appear in Zipmail.

The closures are necessary to allow workers to pour concrete on the west side of the South Campus Parking Deck. See Buckeye Street on a map.

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ZipLine Maintenance this Sunday July 12
6:00 am - 8:00 am
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ZipLine will be unavailable on Sunday, July 12, 2009, from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. while Information Technology Services performs a software upgrade to the ZipLine system. You will be provided with a page to access your e-mail, Springboard, and other services during the down time.

If you have questions, contact the Support Desk at 330-972-688.


Location: Student Union
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Zip Wrestling Club Membership Drive
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The Zips Wrestling Club will start the 09-10 season drive for members to join the club and team(Mens and Womens). If you are interested in being a part of the club whether it is wrestling, stats, fund raising, fans, or just wanting to learn more about the sport of wrestling please contact us at wrestling@uakron.com

Location: become a fan on www.facebook.com

Contact Information:
maurice j pelkey
mjp25@uakron.edu
330-962-1144


Sponsored by: Zips Wrestling Club
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Panhellenic Council and Rho Gammas sponsoring
dinner at downtown festival this weekend
July 10 - July 12
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The Italian-American Festival is coming to AKRON and LOCK 3, this year it is BIGGER and BETTER than EVER! Events are taking place from Friday July 10 thru Sunday July 12. Bring your friends and family--and come out and have a good time!

Some of the major events include Friday: Festival + Hotel California, Eagles Tribute Band; Saturday: AWESOME Fireworks starting at 10 PM; and Sunday: PIzza Eating Contest with Coondog & Homemade Spaghetti Dinners--start at $7.00 (The University of Akron's Panhellenic Council and Rho Gammas will be volunteering, so come see us!)

The event schedule is listed below, and along with all of the events listed, there will be vendors with food and beverages all throughout the festival. Come support and have a good time!

FRIDAY, JULY 12
11:00 am to 1:30 pm (open for lunch)
4:00 pm to midnight

Piazza West- Lock 3 Stage:
6:00-8:00 La Flavour
8:30-11:00 Hotel California- Eagles Tribute Band

Piazza East- Main Street Stage:
5:00-6:30 Don Disantis
7:00-11:00 GeezeCats

Street Entertainment:
Mike Tricaso

SATURDAY, JULY 11
noon to midnight

SATURDAY EVENTS:

Piazza West- Lock 3 Stage:
1:00-2:15 Opera Per Tutti
3:30-5:30 Good Fello's Show Band
6:00-8:30 Ray Massa's EuroRhythms
9:00-11:00 Sands Trio- A Tribute to The Rat Pack

Piazza East- Main Street Stage:
3:00-4:00 I Gagliardi Italiani Dancers
4:30-6:00 Anthony Rolando & Valeria Vacco
7:00-8:00 Morra Tournament
8:30-11:30 Frank Gallo

156 S. Main Street- corner of Main & Bowery
5:15- 6:30 "Italian Made Very Simple"

Akron Civic Theater
6:00-8:30 Vino Italia- Food & Wine Pairing
For Info call 330-283-5284
Tickets $50/person (Contact the Civic Box Office or Ticketmaster)

Street Entertainment:
Mike Tricaso


SUNDAY, JULY 12
noon to 9:00 pm

SUNDAY EVENTS:

Piazza West- Lock 3 Stage:
11:00- noon Catholic Mass at St. Bernards
1:00-3:30 Danny Mazzocco
4:00-6:30 Cavaliere Reale
7:00-9:00 Ron Chick Band

Piazza East- Main Street Stage:
1:00-1:20 Pizza Tossing Event
2:40-3:00 Pizza Tossing Event
1:30-2:30 Pizza Eating Contest (330-701-0128)
3:00-4:00 Thaddeus Rex- Children's Entertainment
4:45-6:15 I Musici d'Italia- from Italy
6:30-9:00 Gene Fiocca

156 S. Main Street corner of Main & Bowery
5:00 Homemade Wine Competition (smost888@aol.com)

Children's Entertainment on Sunday:
Mark Abbati- "Living Statue"
Magicians Don McCarthy & Tim Angeloni
Zippy, Balloon Artists, Face Painters, Inflatables, and more
Thaddeus Rex
Magic Train Rides

Car Show:
12:00-4:00 Main Street, in front of Canal Park (Info: 330-414-3082)

Lock 3 Area (Marble Museum):
12:00-5:00 Spaghetti Dinner (The University of Akron's Panhellenic Council and Rho Gammas will be volunteering, so come out and support!)

Akron Civic Theater:
3:30-4:30 Daniel Maimone- Italian Tenor
$10.00 Reserved Seats (Contact the Civic Box Office or Ticketmaster for tickets)

** There will be free parking in City and County Lots and Decks
** The Trolley and The University of Akron Roo Express Shuttles will be running
** A Taste of Italy--Saturday 6-8:30 food and wine pairing at the Civic Theater
** Pizza Eating Contest- Sunday featuring "Coondog" David O' Karma
** Morra Contest and Mens and Womens Bocce Tournaments--call 330-329-3921 or 330-388-3020 for more information

Come support the 62nd Annual Italian-American Festival, sponsored by the Council of Italian-American Societies of Summit County and the City of Akron.



Location: Lock 3, Downtown Akron

Contact Information:
Bruno Ricchiuti or Jacqui Flaherty
bar17@uakron.edu / jkf8@uakron.edu
330-388-5403


Sponsored by: The University of Akron- Panhellenic Council

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COME SING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON CHOIRS!!!! Aug. 24 - Dec. 11
2:15 pm - 3:05 pm
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Do you like to sing?

Want to sing in a world-class college choir?

Want to make friendships that will last a lifetime?

Want to have amazing musical experiences?

THEN JOIN US!

The University of Akron Department of Choral Studies is looking for new singers for the 2009-2010 school year. We have three mixed choirs (SATB) and a Men's Chorus, so no matter what your skill or experience level, there is a choir just for you! If you are interested in singing in one of the choirs, or
just want more information, visit http://www.uakron.edu/colleges/faa/schools/music/choirs/index.php

We look forward to making great music with you!


Location: Guzzetta Hall

Contact Information:
University of Akron Choirs
UniversityofAkronChoirs@googlemail.com
330-972-7590


Sponsored by: The University of Akron Department of Choral Studies

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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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