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This Week's News:
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A Message from President Proenza
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Red Cross Blood Drive
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Discontinued Telephone Registration System
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A Day at the State House Information Session
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May Day Risk Management
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Recruiting and Keeping New Members
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The Trojan Women
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Building Blocks: Building a Solid Foundation for Healthy Living
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UA Student Trustee Applications
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$15 Tickets to "The Full Monty"
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Comedian Tom Cotter Show
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Diversity Workshop: Beyond Diversity Awareness
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Understanding and Applying EEO Policies and Procedures
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Movie of the Month
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Zipfest 2004
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"The Failure of the Peace Process in Palestine"
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2004 Blue & Gold Weekend
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CBA Graduate Programs
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Victorian Fair at Hower House
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Creducation 101
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Free Dance Lessons
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Spring Fling Flag Football Tournament
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Campus Habitat Euchre Tournament
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"Images of Africa" Photography Exhibition at Wayne College
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2004 Poetry Fest
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Adoption Law Symposium
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Free HIV Testing for Students
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Zippy Wanted
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Akron Traditions 2004
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Learning Assistants and Peer Tutors Needed
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A Message from President Proenza
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Only rarely, Colleagues . . .

. . . do we have an opportunity to engage together in intellectual pursuits that transcend our individual disciplines.

Such an opportunity was announced on March 5, 2004, when The Economist and Denmark’s Environmental Assessment Institute challenged some of the top economists in the world to consider 10 global problems and determine which efforts might produce the greatest returns for the common good. The project, called the Copenhagen Consensus, was given its U.S. launch at noon today in Washington.

Initiated in the spring of 2003 by Bjorn Lamborg, Director of Denmark’s Environmental Assessment Institute, and The Economist, the Copenhagen Consensus aims to prioritize solutions to 10 of the most pressing world problems, based on a rigorous set of cost-benefit analyses. At its inception, a gross list of 32 world challenges and opportunities was compiled from sources associated with the United Nations and further reduced to the final 10 by a feedback process involving economists, scientists, public intellectuals and journalists, as well as a nine-member panel of experts -- which will convene on May 24-28 for final deliberations.

Distinguished subject matter experts have been commissioned to write a review paper on each issue, including three to five solution opportunities they might recommend. In turn, two opponents will write shorter critiques of each of the 10 papers, for a total of 30 submissions. The 10 topics and principal authors are as follows:

• Climate change, William Cline, Institute for International Economics and Center for Global Development, Washington, DC
• Communicable diseases, Anne Mills, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
• Armed conflicts, Paul Collier, Oxford University
• Education, Lant Pritchett, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
• Financial instability, Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley
• Governance and corruption, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale University
• Malnutrition and hunger, Jere Behrman, University of Pennsylvania; with H. Alderman, World Bank, and J. Hoddinott, IFPRI
• Population and migration, Philip Martin, University of California, Davis
• Sanitation and water, Michael Hanemann, University of California, Berkeley; with Dale Whittington, University of North Carolina
• Subsidies and trade barriers, Kym Anderson, University of Adelaide

At the May 24-28 meetings in Copenhagen, all of the papers and commentaries will be examined by a nine-member panel that includes some of the world's most distinguished economists. The panel includes four Nobel laureates -- Robert Fogel and James Heckman, both of the University of Chicago; Douglass North of Washington University, St. Louis; and Vernon Smith of George Mason University (who will give the Emile Grunberg Lecture at The University of Akron on April 12) -- as well as Jagdish Bhagwati of Columbia University; Bruno Frey of the University of Zurich; Justin Yifu Lin of Beijing University; Thomas Schelling of the University of Maryland; and Nancy Stokey of the University of Chicago. At the conclusion of the meetings, the expert panel will have a ranked list of approximately 30 to 50 opportunities to present for consideration and possible implementation by national and world bodies.

All of these elements will be unfolding online during the next few weeks, and I invite each of you to review and track the progress of this unique effort and to read the papers, especially those that are relevant to your areas of expertise. As each paper is completed, it will be posted to the Web at http://www.copenhagenconsensus.com. Also, regular commentaries will be published in The Economist, http://www.economist.com. When we return from summer break, I will convene forums to discuss the outcomes of the Copenhagen Consensus, as well as our own perspectives on each of the issues.

Please consider joining in this interdisciplinary exercise, which could have global implications -- not only through its insights and proposed solutions, but through employing an innovative model for driving thoughtful discussion on broad issues.

With every good wish,

Sincerely,


Luis Proenza
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Red Cross Blood Drive April 12 - April 15
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Greek Programming Committee will be sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive this week in the Student Union Ballrooms. Dates and times include:

Monday, April 12, 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 15, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


Location: Student Union Ballrooms

Sponsored by: The Greek Programming Committee
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Discontinued Telephone Registration System
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The Telephone Registration System, (330) 972-8083, which previously permitted students to register by telephone, has been discontinued. The lack of utilization of the system and the costs to upgrade and maintain the hardware for such a limited population were factors in making this decision.

As always, web registration remains available to students via the Registration & Information Center and course information is provided in real-time on the web at http://www.uakron.edu. A printed version of the schedule of classes may also be purchased at the Barnes & Noble Bookstores in the Student Union and at the Polsky Building. For students who prefer, in-person registration is always available at the Student & Administrative Services Building on Mill Street during scheduled building hours.

Any questions on the above can be referred to the Office of the Registrar at (330) 972-8300 or registrar@uakron.edu.
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A Day at the State House Information Session April 14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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A Day at the Statehouse Information Session will be held this Wednesday, April 14th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Carroll Hall Conference Room 321. This will be an opportunity to learn more about a FREE TRIP to the Statehouse!

If you want to learn more about Ohio state government, get on the bus on April 21 and spend a "Day at the Statehouse" with 45 other University of Akron students. The University of Akron "Raise Your Voice Coaliton" in conjunction with Ohio Campus Compact, is providing a free opportunity (continental breakfast and lunch included). You will have a 90-minute opportunity to talk directly with legislators from the Akron area. Also included is a workshop on lobbying activities in Ohio and an opportunity to tour the statehouse.

It will be an opportunity to ask questions, share concerns and get first-hand experience with Ohio state government. Some students attending are going to urge legislators to better support higher education, for instance. This is a one-day unique opportunity to learn more about state government.

Registration for participation in the event is first-come first-serve for the first 46 students who register. So...Register now!!! Registration forms are available at www.uakron.edu/studentaff/osd/leader.php or stop by the Office of Student Development in Carroll Hall 305.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Development at 330-972-7021, osd@uakron.edu, Carroll Hall 305.


Contact Information:
Ron McDonald
osd@uakron.edu
330-972-7021

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May Day Risk Management April 12
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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In conjunction with The University of Akron Police Department, the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity will be hosting a risk management session Monday, April 12, from 9:00-10:30 p.m. at the Phi Delta Theta house, located at 194 Spicer St. This will include smart party tips for "May Day" and showing the effects of alcohol.

Contact Information:
Matthew Robinson
Mdr8@Uakron.edu
330-571-8000


Sponsored by: Phi Delta Theta
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Recruiting and Keeping New Members April 13
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Coach J.D. Brookhart, UA Head Football Coach, will share that to be a leader, it is important to look for individuals with fresh ideas and qualities that will better the future of your organization, and this session can help! By attending this session, you will know what to look for in new members. Learn to gain and keep new recruits through motivation, encouragement, and modeling the way.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Development at (330) 972-7021.
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The Trojan Women April 13 - April 18
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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"The Trojan Women" will be presented at Sandefur Theatre in Guzzetta Hall beginning Tuesday, April 13, through Saturday, April 17, at 8:00 p.m. each night. A Sunday matinee will also be available April 18 at
2:00 p.m.

This modern adaptation of Euripides' greek classic is written by Ellen McLaughlin. Ms. McLaughlin examines the ravages of war and its effects on the victors as well as the losers.

Please call (330) 972-7895 for ticket reservations.


Location: Guzzetta Hall, Sandefur Theatre

Contact Information:
Tamra Dixon
tjd1@uakron.edu
330-972-7890
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Building Blocks: Building a Solid Foundation for Healthy Living April 13 - April 29
Time: n/a
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The Student Union and the Student Dietetic Association present "Building Blocks: Building a Solid Foundation for Healthy Living."

Tuesday, April 13, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Student Union
SDA is providing handouts about dietary supplements and would like your input on supplements. Receive a free snack for participating in a survey.

Tuesday, April 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Student Union, Ballrooms C and D
Open Forum, ask your questions about nutrition. Prizes for participation.

Thursday, April 29, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Student Union, Ballroom C
Stress Management. Presenter: Lorri Kessler. She will be discussing origins of stress, reactions of stress, managing stress (healthy and unhealthy ways) and will provide handouts as well. Receive a prize for attending.


Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Student Dietetic Association
akronSDA@yahoo.com
330-972-7721


Sponsored by: Student Dietetic Association and the Student Union
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UA Student Trustee Applications April 13
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The next information meeting for any student interested in becoming a student member of The University of Akron Board of Trustees will be held Tuesday, April 13, at 5:00 p.m. in Carroll Hall, Room 321. This session will provide additional information on the position and application processes.

The 117th session of the Ohio General Assembly added two non-voting student members to the Board of Trustees. The objective is to "allow for more student input on the governing of bodies of the University." Student trustees shall serve on a volunteer basis. No compensation for services shall be rendered, but trustees may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred while engaging in the discharge of their official duties. Student Trustees will be expected to attend Board of Trustee meetings and actively participate in Board Matters.

Applications and information are available from the Office of Student Development, Carroll Hall, Room 305, or the Associated Student Government Office, Carroll Hall, Room 304. The application deadline is Monday,
April 19, by 4:00 p.m., to the Associated Student Government Office or the Office of Student Development. Applications are also available online at http://www.uakron.edu/studentaff/osd/leader.php.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be currently enrolled with a minimum of six credit hours when they apply; they must be able to serve a full two-year term before graduation; they must be in good standing with the University Account Receivables office and maintain a 2.0 grade point average for undergraduate students and a 3.0 grade point average for graduate or law students.

Upon submission of the application and requested materials, interviews will be conducted Wednesday,
April 21, between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. and Thursday, April 22, between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.


Location: Carroll Hall 321

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


Sponsored by: Associated Student Government
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$15 Tickets to "The Full Monty" April 13 - April 18
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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UA students can get $15 tickets to the Broadway tour of "The Full Monty" at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on April 13, 14, 15, 17 and 18.

This musical is the raucous, heartfelt story of a circle of friends whose desperate plan to put their lives back together requires that they cast off their fears – and their clothes. However, "The Full Monty" is NOT a show about stripping. It’s a story about a group of individuals who overcome adversity by working together as a team.

This student discount applies to the 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. and the Sunday evening performance at 7:00 p.m. These $15 tickets can be purchased ONLY at the E.J. Thomas Hall Ticket Office and will be available for purchase two hours before each performance. Transactions must be cash only, with one discount per UA student ID. Tickets are subject to availability and any applicable service charges. This offer is not good on previously purchased tickets or in combination with any other offer.

For more information, please call (330) 972-7570.


Location: E.J. Thomas Hall

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Comedian Tom Cotter Show April 13
9:09 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Residence Hall Program Board will be presenting a free show by comedian Tom Cotter Tuesday, April 13, at 9:09 p.m. in Robinson Cafe.

"Tom Cotter has a high energy, rapid-fire style of comedy. This Boston native uses a combination of impressions and wacky anecdotes that leave audiences clutching their sides and rolling in the aisles. Tom has played in some of America’s most famous comedy clubs including The Improv, Catch a Rising Star and Caroline’s. His television credits include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, New Joke City with host Robert Klein, A&E’s An Evening at the Improv and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Tom’s star is rising quickly, CATCH IT!"


Location: Robertson Cafe'

Contact Information:
Kevin Freund
krf2@uakron.edu
330-972-7861


Sponsored by: Residence Hall Program Board
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Diversity Workshop: Beyond Diversity Awareness April 14
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The University of Akron Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management would like to invite all members of The University of Akron community to a Diversity Workshop sponsored by the Akron Area Society for Human Resource Management.

Deborah Plummer, Ph.D., will be leading a diversity workshop on Beyond Diversity Awareness and is the editor of the "Handbook of Diversity Management: Beyond Awareness to Competency Based Learning."

Discover the keys to managing a diverse workforce and encouraging an organization to value diversity, discuss real solutions for diversity training and learn how to begin or further develop an effective diversity initiative. Leave with real ideas!

The workshop will be held Wednesday, April 14, at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by breakfast at 8:00 a.m. There will also be a keynote presentation and luncheon from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information about this event, please contact Maria Miller at (330) 535-7131 or MariaMiller@spherion.com or Veronica Cook-Euell at (330) 668-6666 or EuellConsultingGroupEuell@msn.com.


Sponsored by: The University of Akron's Society for Human Resource Management

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Understanding and Applying EEO Policies and Procedures April 14
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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The University of Akron's Society for Human Resource Management will have an organizational meeting Wednesday, April 14, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the College of Business Administration, Room 130, on the topic of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). This meeting will provide information that will assist individuals in becoming a well-rounded, well-informed employee in the area of EEO. Myra R. Snipes, Training/EEO Officer from the City of Akron will be the guest speaker.

Organizations must go beyond EEO awareness to increase trust, productivity and diversity and to reduce costly employee complaints. People will need a higher level of skills to overcome institutional, organizational and personal barriers to change. The Training/EEO Division of the City of Akron offers training in a wide variety of areas and serves as the internal function that reviews, recommends and interprets personnel-related state and federal laws for the organization.

Ms. Snipes assists with the planning, coordinating and implementing of a variety of city-wide training and staff development programs, recommending and/or making changes in city programs and procedures designed to eliminate discriminatory practices, improving the city's programs for equal employment opportunity and reporting the status of the city's EEO programs to government agencies.

The Training/EEO Division is also responsible for investigating and resolving internal complaints from city employees. The city’s policy is to investigate all complaints thoroughly and promptly, and to take immediate, appropriate actions. The team consists of a representative from the Law Department, the Labor Relations Department and the Personnel Department.

Please come join UASHRM for this very informative meeting. Pizza and pop will be provided.


Location: College Business Administration 130

Contact Information:
Kiesha Butler, President
uashrm@hotmail.com
330-972-8143


Sponsored by: The Society for Human Resource Management
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Movie of the Month April 14 - April 16
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Student Union Theatre will be showing "Mystic River" beginning Wednesday, April 14, through Friday, April 16, at 8:00 p.m. each evening.

Tickets are $3 for students and $4 for faculty and staff. Free popcorn will be available Wednesday night and a free hot dog Thursday with paid admission.

For more information, please visit the Student Union Information Desk or call (330) 972-6757.


Location: Student Union Theatre

Contact Information:
Christopher Tankersley
ctanker@uakron.edu
330-972-7866


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Zipfest 2004 April 15
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Get ready for the end of the semester with Zipfest, sponsored by the University Program Board, on Thursday, April 15, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The event is FREE for all students and includes a rock wall, mechanical bull, airbrush tattoos, dance machine and a gladiator joust. All games and food are FREE and will be located between the James A. Rhodes Arena and Olin Hall.


Contact Information:
University Program Board
suupboard@uakron.edu
330-972-7014


Sponsored by: University Program Board
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"The Failure of the Peace Process in Palestine" April 15
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Sally A. Miller Center for the Humanities is pleased to sponsor "The Eagle Has Not Landed: The Failure of the Peace Process in Palestine," a lecture by Dr. Ilan Pappe, Senior Lecturer, the University of Haifa, Israel. The lecture will be held Thursday, April 15, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Paul E. Martin University Center Ballroom.

Famous for his controversial analysis of the history of Israeli-Palestinian relations, Dr. Pappe will discuss recent events in the stalled peace process. The lecture is free and all are welcome to attend.


Location: Martin Center Ballroom

Contact Information:
Martin Wainwright
mwainwright@uakron.edu
330-972-7007


Sponsored by: Department of History, Sally A. Miller Center for the Humanities
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2004 Blue & Gold Weekend April 16 - April 18
Time: n/a
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It's a weekend of activities for everyone right here on the UA campus featuring football, men’s soccer, baseball and softball, as well as a Zips Jam concert featuring Shambo and 2 B Lo on Saturday night. See schedule below for listing of time and location for all events.

Blue & Gold Weekend Schedule:

Friday, April 16
*Baseball vs. Kent State at 3:00 p.m., Lee Jackson Baseball Field
*Football scrimmage at 7:00 p.m., Lee Jackson Soccer Field

Saturday, April 17--Zips Super Saturday III presented by Cedarwood Village Apartments
*Athletics open house at 10:00 a.m., James A. Rhodes Arena
*Lending Hand Finanical Spring Soccer Classic- Men's Soccer vs. Duquesne at 11:00 a.m., Lee Jackson Soccer Field
*Baseball vs. Kent State at 2:00 p.m., Lee Jackson Baseball Field
*Zips Jam featuring Mo Shambo and 2 B Lo at 7:00 p.m., Lee Jackson Softball Field

Sunday, April 18
*Baseball vs. Kent State at 1:00 p.m., Lee Jackson Baseball Field
*Softball vs. Kent State at 1:00 p.m., Firestone Stadium

For more information on any of these events, please call the UA Athletics Ticket Office at 1-888-99-AKRON or visit http://www.GoZips.com, the offical website of UA Athletics.


Location: James A. Rhodes Arena and Lee Jackson Field
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CBA Graduate Programs April 16
5:00 am - 7:00 am
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Students are invited to attend an information session Friday, April 16, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the College of Business Administration to discuss admission and program requirements for all graduate business programs. Family members or friends who may be interested are also welcome to attend.

The College of Business Administration offers the Master of Business Administration, the International Executive Master of Business Administration, as well as master's programs in taxation, management and accountancy. Joint programs with the School of Law and Graduate Certificate programs are also available. Fifteen different areas of specialization are offered.

The International Executive Master of Business Administration allows students to complete the Master of Business Administration in less than one year no matter what undergraduate degree they hold. It is a full-time day program with extensive travel to business and corporate centers in the United States and abroad. A study abroad component is also included in the program. The $40,000 program fee covers tuition, fees, books and program-related travel in the United States and abroad.

Applicants with a non-business undergraduate degree may apply to any of the College of Business Administration graduate programs.

Advisors will be available to meet with potential students to discuss admission and programs. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. RSVPs are requested but not required. Call extension
(330) 972-7043 or email gradcba@uakron.edu for more information or to RSVP.


Location: College of Business Administration

Contact Information:
Graduate Advising
gradcba@uakron.edu
330-972-7043


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Victorian Fair at Hower House April 16 - April 18
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Victorian Fair at Hower House will run Friday, April 16, through Sunday, April 18. Friday and Saturday hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday hours are from noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $3 per person.

Eighteen quality vendors will be selling their goods throughout the rooms of the mansion. An eclectic mix of recycled items, jewelry, antiques and crafts reminiscent of Victorian times will be offered to shoppers.

Kathleen Weaver, one of the artisans, works in polymer clay. Her jewelry creations are made from logs of polymer clay that are created by laying differently colored and shaped clay pieces together lengthwise to form a pattern or a picture. This clay technique is taken from a glass method known as Millefiori or thousand flowers. How appropriate it is to have a polymer artist on campus.

Come and enjoy the day in the elegant 1871 Hower House, the perfect site for a Victorian Fair. This is also a wonderful opportunity to see the mansion for a reduced admission. As always at Hower House, complimentary coffee and tea will be available in the Cellar Door Store Parlor.

For more information, please call (330) 972-6909 or visit Hower House at 60 Fir Hill St.


Location: Hower House
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Creducation 101 April 16
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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All students are invited to visit the Synergy Solutions tent at Lee Jackson Field Friday, April 16, between 3:00 and 10:00 p.m. to receive free refreshments and possibly win prizes as they receive Creducation from the Synergy Solutions team, as well as handouts and CDs dealing with credit education.

There will also be a game show hosted by the up-and-coming superhero and campaign spokescharacter, the Creducator, who has the ever-impressive superhuman power to teach people how to use credit wisely. Anyone that stops by the Synergy Solutions tent will be able to walk away with tips about personal credit management.


Location: Lee Jackson Field
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Free Dance Lessons April 16
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Everyone is invited to join H.O.L.A. (Hispanics Organized by Language and Friendship) for an hour of FREE dance lessons Friday, April 16, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Kolbe Hall, Room 301.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn Latin dances such as the salsa, merengue, bachata and more...

No dance experience required and no dance partner required--just come and dance, meet new people and have fun!


Location: Kolbe Hall 301

Sponsored by: H.O.L.A.
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Spring Fling Flag Football Tournament April 17 - May 6
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All current UA students, faculty and staff are invited to play in the Spring Fling Flag Football Tournament this month. The tournament will involve flight play, followed by a single elimination tournament. Flight play games will be played Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 25. The top two teams from each flight will advance to the single elimination tournament to be held the weekend of May 1-2.

The deadline to register is Friday, April 16, or when all slots are filled. Registrations are available in Memorial Hall, Room 128. Sign-ups will not be available on the web for this event.


Location: Memorial Hall 128

Contact Information:
Mark Allen
allenm@uakron.edu
330-972-7132


Sponsored by: Intramural Sports
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Campus Habitat Euchre Tournament April 17
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Second Annual Campus Habitat for Humanity Euchre Tournament will be held Saturday, April 17, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Student Union in the smaller dining room across from the Burger Zone.

The setup will be a double elimination bracket, and the cost will be $5 per person or $10 per team. Those students without partners will be paired up upon arrival. Great prizes will be awarded to the winning teams!

This money goes to sponsoring a house in Malawi, Africa, so come support Campus Habitat and have a great time playing euchre!

For more information, please email Habitat at habitat@uakron.edu or visit http://www.uakron.edu/habitat.


Location: Student Union Dining Hall B

Sponsored by: Campus Habitat for Humanity
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"Images of Africa" Photography Exhibition at Wayne College April 17
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Join photographer John Shaffer to see and discuss his haunting black and white photographic images of African wildlife, the Masai Tribe and the Masai Mara Plains of Kenya.

A public opening and reception will convene Saturday, April 17, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Wayne College, 1901 Smucker Rd., Orrville. The exhibition will be on display until the end of the semester on Friday, May 7.

Ohio native John Shaffer traveled to Africa in 2001 on a month long photogaphic safari to Kenya and Tanzania. He is a life-long photogapher. From his Kodak brownie box camera as a child in the 1940s, to the Ashi Pentax Spotmatic F in the 1970s and 1980s (entering any photo contest he could find), to his current Nikon F100, a camera has frequently been by his side.

The "Images of Africa" exhibition highlights John's keen eye for composition, the beautiful subject matter of the African Plains and the "lab magic" of the Wayne College photography darkroom.

John writes in his artist's statement, "to see the African elephants guarding their young and hear them trumpet from one family to another is life changing. To walk on the plains and watch 'dust devils' spin across the wild landscape with zebra, wildebeests, and Thompson's gazelles grazing as they have for thousands of years is amazing. To experience the land where we evolved and meet the people who continue to live, work, and play there, "slapping five" with Samburu children, will always be with me. As I watched these images appear from the lab 'developer' a smile crossed my face as I remembered Africa and its haunting beauty."

The show is being sponsored by the Wayne College Photography Students League with support from Marty's Photography Studio of Wooster. The Photography Students League is a new student organization open to all former and current photography students at Wayne College.


Location: Community Room

Contact Information:
Samuel A. Sheller
sasheller@zoominternet.net
330-682-9497


Sponsored by: Wayne College Photography Students League
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2004 Poetry Fest April 18 - April 19
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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There will be a poetry reading by Lynn Powell from her new book The Zones of Paradise on Sunday, April 18, at 2:30 p.m. This will be held at The O'Neil House at 1290 West Exchange St.

Also, a poetry panel on "Embracing the Sacred: The Poetry of God and Sex" will be held Monday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m., in the Student Union, Ballroom E. Lynn Powell will be joined on the panel by Elton Glaser and William Greenway.


Location: Student Union Ballroom E

Contact Information:
Melanie Rowand
mlr26@uakron.edu
330-972-5342
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Adoption Law Symposium April 20
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Law Association for Women and the Akron Public Interest Law Society will be presenting an Adoption Law Symposium Tuesday, April 20, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the School of Law, McDowell Law Center, Room 165.

This symposium will highlight many issues in adoption law and the adoption process. Individuals from social services, the legal community and people who have been personally involved with the adoption process will be sharing their experiences.

There will be an intermission and dinner will be provided.


Location: Law School 165

Sponsored by: Law Association for Women and Akron Public Interest Law Society
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Free HIV Testing for Students April 21
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Health Services is pleased to announce that free, anonymous* on-campus HIV testing will be available Wednesday, April 21, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Testing is by appointment only and is available to all students of The University of Akron. Students can return in one week for their results.

This is a fast, easy and free opportunity to get tested for HIV. It never hurts to get tested, especially if a student is sexually active and not using protection consistently or sharing needles.

The OraSure test is a no-blood, no-needle test that only takes a few minutes. A trained professional gives the person getting tested an OraSure pad that is placed between cheek and gum and rubbed back and forth until it is moist. After 3-5 minutes, the pad is placed in a vial and sent to a state lab for testing. A return visit is scheduled for counseling and test results. Like the blood test, OraSure checks for HIV antibodies, not the virus. The test is more than 99 percent accurate.

For more information or to make an anonymous/confidential appointment, please call (330) 972-7808. Email scheduling will not be accepted.

*Health Services staff will just need the student's birthdate and the time they would like to be tested.
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Zippy Wanted April 22
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Zippy tryouts for the upcoming 2004-05 academic year are set for Thursday, April 22, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the upper level of James A. Rhodes Arena.

Applicants will be judged on several criteria, including: creativity, animation, mobility in costume and interview. Applicants must also be able to provide their own transportation.


Location: James A. Rhodes Arena

Contact Information:
Mary Lafferty
mlaffer@uakron.edu
330-972-7468
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Akron Traditions 2004 Aug. 29
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Attention student organization presidents and officers:

Looking for a fun way to promote your organization or service to new University students? The answer is Akron Traditions!

The primary goal of Akron Traditions is to establish a connection between the student and The University of Akron at the time they enter college. Akron Traditions 2004 will be held the day before Fall classes begin on Sunday, August 29, 2004. The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. with a welcome from President Proenza, followed by a message from Joyce Dyer, the author of "Gum Dipped: A Daughter Remembers Rubber Town", this year's University College summer reading choice. The festival will be held immediately following in the lobby areas of E.J. Thomas Hall (approximate time 3:30-5:00 p.m.).

In order to help make this festival a great success, we need strong participation from campus offices/departments and student organizations. Please consider participating in this program. You will find that it will be a rewarding experience for your organization as well as the new students. There is a $20 fee for all festival participants.

To obtain a Festival Participation form, please contact the Office of New Student Orientation at (330) 972-5347 or go online at http://www.uakron.edu/nso and click on Akron Traditions.


Location: E.J. Thomas Hall

Contact Information:
Tonika Hammonds
tlh38@uakron.edu
330-972-5347


Additional Information
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Learning Assistants and Peer Tutors Needed Aug. 30 - Dec. 10
Time: n/a
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Math and science learning assistants and peer tutors are needed for Tutorial Services in the Department of Developmental Programs for the Fall 2004 semester.

Learning assistants are specially trained peer tutors who help students in the learning process. They are partnered with professors to work as a team to advance students' confidence in their ability to think critically and to problem-solve independently. Because learning assistants have already mastered key study strategies, they can help model these learning techniques for the students who seek their assistance both inside and outside the classroom.

Anyone who wishes to apply for these paid positions must meet the following qualifications: 1) have an overall GPA of at least 3.0; 2) a B+ or better for any subject for which he/she wants to be a tutor or learning assistant; 3) excellent communication skills and 4) a sincere desire to help students become independent learners.

Since training is required, participants also must be able to enroll in the three one-credit Tutor Training Classes offered during the summer:
Level I, 1100:102:402, 9:30-11:30 a.m., May 10-14 in Carroll Hall, Room 203
Level II, 1100:103:401, 9:30-11:30 a.m., May 17-21 in Carroll Hall, Room 323
Level III, 1100:104:402, 9:30-11:30 a.m., August 23-27 in Carroll Hall, Room 219

Learning assistants are paid while they train and can make as much as $10 an hour depending upon how quickly they complete all of the requirements.

To schedule an interview, please contact the coordinator of the programs, Pamela Hollinger, at
(330) 972-5646 or pamela6@uakron.edu.


Location: Carroll Hall 215A
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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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