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Brown v. Board of Education Symposium
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Cell Phone Donations Needed
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Jumpstart-Akron Now Hiring for Fall 2004-Spring 2005
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Paddy Murphy Week
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Parenting Network
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Spring Into Dance Concert
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Magical Mozart
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Marching Band Colorguard and Percussion Auditions
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Black United Students Unity Ball
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Kappa Kappa Gamma's Benefit Spaghetti Dinner
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Victorian High Tea With Program at Hower House
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Last Chance Senior Pictures
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Student Social Work League Electing Officers
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ELI Workshop on Test of Spoken English
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Retirement Party for Professor Forrest Smith
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Brown v. Board of Education Symposium April 19 - April 22
Time: n/a
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The University of Akron School of Law, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, College of Education, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Office of Mulicultural Development, Pan African Center for Community Studies and Center for Conflict Management invite all students to attend the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) symposium events, including:

Thursday, April 22

3:00-5:00 p.m., McDowell Law Center, Room 151
Papers and Presentations: Faculty and Graduate Student Papers
A showcase of scholarly papers prepared by UA faculty and graduate students from various colleges across campus on the impact/significance of the Brown case upon education in this country.

7:30 p.m., Student Union Theatre
Capstone Event: Justice Alan Page Lecture
Alan C. Page is Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice. He earned a BA degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame and a JD degree from the University of Minnesota. He also has received three honorary degrees.

Known as one of the famed “Purple People Eaters,” the Minnesota Vikings’ fierce defensive unit of the ‘70s, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

When Justice Page retired from the game in 1981, he went to work for a Minnesota law firm before being appointed special assistant attorney general in Minnesota. In 1987, he became assistant attorney general, and in 1993, he became associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Alan Page is a compelling speaker and an ardent advocate of equal education for all children. His efforts include creating educational opportunities and mentoring for underprivileged children.

For additional information and a registration form, please contact Misty D. Franklin at (330) 972-6456 or misty@uakron.edu or visit the website at http://www.uakron.edu/law/curriculum/brownsymp.php.
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Cell Phone Donations Needed
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Last call to donate your old cell phones!

The Society of Women Engineers is continuing to collect cell phones to donate to the Akron Battered Women's Shelter. The phones are reprogrammed to make only emergency calls and then given to the women who visit the shelter.

All working models of cell phones will be accepted. Batteries must be included, but other accessories and chargers are not needed.

Phones can be dropped off in the Engineering Dean's Office in Auburn Science and Engineering Center, Room 201, or in the Women in Engineering Program Office in Schrank Hall North, Room 360.

Phone collection will end Friday, April 30.


Sponsored by: Society of Women Engineers
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Jumpstart-Akron Now Hiring for Fall 2004-Spring 2005
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Jumpstart is an AmeriCorps program that recruits college students to mentor 3-5 year old children.

Read stories, sing songs and play games that support young children's school readiness and earn a work-study wage and an AmeriCorps education award in the process. Jumpstart Corps Members work 10-12 hours a week (not during University holiday breaks) in local early childhood and Head Start centers, paired one-on-one with a partner child. Gain valuable skills and experience, earn federal work-study money and make a difference in the life of a child!

To submit an application online, visit http://www.jstart.org/apply or http://www.jstart.org/akron.

For more information or questions regarding the program requirements, contact the Jumpstart-Akron site staff at (330) 972-7936 or jumpstart@uakron.edu or drop by the office in Zook Hall, Room 29.

Interested in being a teacher after graduation?
Jumpstart Corps Members are eligible for the exclusive Pearson Teacher Fellowship program to teach preschool full-time for two years. For more information about the Fellowship, please visit http://www.jstart.org/pearson/index.cfm.


Sponsored by: Jumpstart-Akron / College of Education
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Paddy Murphy Week April 23
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sigma Alpha Epsilon is holding its annual Paddy Murphy Week to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network Charity.

Paddy Murphy was a gangster during the Prohibition Era of the 1920's, and a brother Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Paddy sacrificed his own life to save that of another Sigma Alpha Epsilon, lawman Eliot Ness. Paddy Murphy Week is held to commemorate this famous gangster and to celebrate his noble act.

Plan on attending Paddy's Feast which will be held Friday, April 23, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at 275 Spicer St. All are welcome to attend the feast commemorating Paddy Murphy. Weather permitting, a cookout will be held offering all-you-can-eat-and-drink burgers, hotdogs, chips and pop. Cost is $2 per person and all money raised goes to the Children's Miracle Network.


Contact Information:
Grant Alberts
grant5@uakron.edu
330-384-0859


Sponsored by: Sigma Alpha Epsilon
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Parenting Network April 22
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Parenting Network invites all parents attending The University of Akron to attend a meeting Thursday, April 22, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 306.

The meeting will begin the process of creating a support system for students by deciding on regularly set meetings and future topics for discussion.

The Parenting Network is sponsored by UA Adult Focus. Its specific goals are to help parents stay focused and share information about how to access resources on and off campus. Members of the Parenting Network have the opportunity to support each other through activities such as family-oriented social functions, study groups, workshops and lectures.

Light refreshments will be provided and children are welcome.

For more information, please contact UA Adult Focus at (330) 972-5793 or Stephanie Heston at heston913@uakron.edu.


Location: Student Union 306

Sponsored by: Parenting Network
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Spring Into Dance Concert April 22 - April 24
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Spring Into Dance is an evening of original choreography sponsored by Terpsichore Dance Club. The performance features work by students of the dance department and includes three senior honors projects.
The performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 22-24, at 8:00 p.m. in the Paul A. Daum Theatre at Kolbe Hall. General admission tickets will be available at the door for $5.


Location: Kolbe Hall, Paul A. Daum Theatre

Contact Information:
Department of Dance
drm6@uakron.edu
330-972-7948


Sponsored by: Terpsichore Dance Club
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Magical Mozart April 23 - April 25
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The University of Akron Opera Theatre will be presenting "Magical Mozart" in the Guzzetta Recital Hall on Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 25, at 3:00 p.m.

The theatre is performing Mozart's first opera, "Bastien and Bastienne," and excerpts from his last opera, "The Magic Flute." Both operas are in English.

Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call the School of Music office at (330) 972-7590.


Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall

Contact Information:
School of Music
planasa@uakron.edu
330-972-7590
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Marching Band Colorguard and Percussion Auditions April 24
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Auditions for The University of Akron Marching Band colorguard and percussion will be held in Guzzetta Hall on Saturday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 8, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Attendance at both rounds of auditions is mandatory.

The University of Akron Marching Band is open to all students, regardless of academic major!

For audition information, requirements and any additional questions, please contact the band office at (330) 972-6919.


Location: Guzzetta Hall

Sponsored by: The University of Akron Marching Band

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Black United Students Unity Ball April 24
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Black United Students will be hosting "Unity Ball 2004" with Chief Rocka Entertainment. Ladies get out your old prom and homecoming dresses and men get the tuxes--Black United Students is going all out this spring! Attendees will also get to vote on Prom King and Queen.

Black United Students will be selling "Unity Ball 2004" tickets on the second floor of the Student Union Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 23. The cost will be $7 for singles and $10 for couples. (Tickets will also be sold the day of the event at a cost of $10 for singles and $14 for couples.)

Students can also apply for the Black United Students $250 book scholarship given to a deserving male and female at The University of Akron (hopefully participating in Black United Students).

For more information, please contact Marie Payden at (330) 338-5220 or Colleen Russell at (330) 808-0898 or amjam498@yahoo.com.


Location: Student Union Ballroom

Sponsored by: Black United Students
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Kappa Kappa Gamma's Benefit Spaghetti Dinner April 25
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Lambda Chapter is a very service-oriented chapter of the Kappa Kappa Gamma national fraternity. We give to the community through our many service projects each semester. Unfortunately, this semester one of our own is in need of assistance. A beloved sister has recently been diagnosed with lymphoma. Her family is burdened with overwhelming grief and medical bills.

Lambda Chapter will be holding a benefit spaghetti dinner in her honor Sunday, April 25, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Student Union, Ballroom A. The cost of each dinner is $5 for students, $7 for adults and free for children under 5.

Students are invited to bring their friends and family and show their support by attending the benefit. For more information, please contact Krystal Frantz at lambda_kappas@yahoo.com.


Location: Student Union Ballroom A

Sponsored by: Kappa Kappa Gamma
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Victorian High Tea With Program at Hower House April 25
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Hower House Victorians will present a Victorian High Tea Program at Hower House on Sunday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m.

The Saint Cecilia Choral Society will be performing in the center hall of the mansion. The Saint Cecilia Choral Society was founded in 1921 and is the second oldest musical organization in Summit County, preceded only by The Tuesday Musical Association. Currently the women's chorus, which sings in four part harmony, is 24 voices strong. Their spring concert will include such favorites as "Great Day," "Little David Play on Your Harp" and "Danny Boy."

Following the concert, a sumptuous Victorian High Tea will be served in the elegant dining room of Hower House.

Tickets are $22 per person and will be mailed upon receipt of payment. (Tickets for Members of Friends of Hower House are $20 per person)

Seating is limited so reservations are required. Visa/Mastercard/Discover is accepted. Please make checks payable to: Hower House Victorians. Mail checks to:
Hower House Victorians
60 Fir Hill
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-2401

For more information, please call (330) 972-6909.


Location: Hower House
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Last Chance Senior Pictures April 26 - April 28
9:01 am - 8:59 pm
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The last dates for students to get their FREE senior portraits taken for the 2004 Tel-Buch, "On Closer Inspection" will be:

Monday, April 26: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ayer Hall, Carnation II
Tuesday, April 27: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Student Union, Ballroom E
Wednesday, April 28: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Ayer Hall, Elm Room

Appointments are required and can be made by calling Carl Wolf Studios at 1-800-969-1338 ext. 2 from
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or going online at http://www.carlwolfstudio.com (username: akron, password: 0042).

These sessions are for December 2003, May 2004 and August 2004 graduates. For more questions, email the Tel-Buch at brw1@uakron.edu or call (330) 972-8442 and ask for Ben. Students are asked to please leave a clearly stated phone number and a good time to contact them back.


Sponsored by: Tel-Buch
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Student Social Work League Electing Officers April 26
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Student Social Work League is electing new officials for the 2004-2005 academic year Monday, April 26, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Polsky Building, Room 455. At this time the new officers will be determined.

Any student interested in running for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer or Associated Student Government Representative is encouraged to create a flyer about herself/himself to display on the Social Work bulletin board on the fourth floor of the Polsky Building.

Students should also e-mail Renee King with their name, address, phone number, e-mail address and which position they are interested in running for. Students should enter "SSWL" in the subject heading of this email.

Nominees who cannot attend the election meeting should notify Renee as soon as possible so that she can get enough additional information to properly represent them at the election meeting.


Location: Polsky Building 455

Contact Information:
Renee King
rk6@uakron.edu
330-773-3562


Sponsored by: Student Social Work League
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ELI Workshop on Test of Spoken English April 27
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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The English Language Institute is offering a workshop for international graduate students who plan to take the Test of Spoken English (TSE). An international teaching assistant must pass the TSE prior to assuming teaching duties.

The workshop will be Tuesday, April 27, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. in Olin Hall, Room 375. Students should contact the English Language Institute to preregister by at (330) 972-7544 or sniesz@uakron.edu or stop by the ELI Office in Olin Hall, Room 302. Registration is limited and students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Workshop participants will survey the format of the test, examine sample questions and the scoring criteria, take a practice TSE test and record their answers on tape and learn test-taking strategies to improve their performance. Practice tests will not be scored.


Location: Olin Hall 375
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Retirement Party for Professor Forrest Smith April 30
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Forrest Smith, professor of Biology at Wayne College, will be retiring July 1st after 30 years of service to the University.

A reception is planned in his honor Friday, April 30, in the upper D-wing of Wayne College from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Cathy Cooper at (330) 684-8944 or ccooper@uakron.edu.


Location: Upper D-wing at Wayne College
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IAAP Student Chapter Aug. 1 - Aug. 5
Time: n/a
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Join the student members of the International Association of Administrative Professionals for the International Convention and Education Forum to be held August 1-5 in Washington, DC.

This is an opportunity for leadership training, mentoring, networking and meeting new friends. Dr. Isaiah McKinnon, author of "Stand Tall or You Will Fall Short", will be one of the keynote speakers. Meet members of the affiliate chapters from around the world and attend a reception to honor the International Board of Directors.

Transportation will be provided by Lakefront Lines. For more information on this event, visit http://www3.uakron.edu/iaap and click on "What's New." The trip, including the hotel, is $392/per three-person occupancy.


Contact Information:
Jo Johnson CPS/CAP
jjohns4@uakron.edu
330-972-7840


Sponsored by: International Association of Administrative Professionals
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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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