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It’s Here: SpringFest is this Friday, April 30th!
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How does The Ohio Third Frontier impact students?
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Graphic Designers WANTED!!
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Akron Movie Series
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Job Opening for Summer and Fall 2010: Seeking students in biology, chemistry, geology, ecology, environmental science, etc.
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REC WORKS
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Push-Up Contest Results
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Women’s Basketball Summer Camp 2010
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Read ASG's Spring Newsletter
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HALO Community Service
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Pilates and Yoga for summer I and summer II
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Seeking Student Assistant for summer help with web pages
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Zippy Tryouts
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It’s Here: SpringFest is this Friday, April 30th! April 30
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Come out and celebrate the end of the academic year while enjoying Live Music, Food, Games, Activities, Fireworks and more from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. this Friday, April 30, 2010.

The admission to this event is free and is open to all students, faculty, and staff of The University of Akron, and their families. SpringFest will take place on Coleman Common, located between the Student Union and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Event Highlights:
• Musical performances including ‘Red Wanting Blue’
• Akron Idol competition
• Carnival and healthy food options
• Auntie Anne’s
• Chick-Fil-A
• Beer and Pepsi Tents
• Zip Card accepted at food booths and beverage tents
• Zips Softball and Baseball games
• Petting Zoo
• Velcro Wall
• Mechanical Bull
• Games sponsored by Student Organizations
• Dunk Tank
• Fireworks set to music as the grand finale
• And much more!


Remember to bring your Zip Card. For a complete list of event details visit our pages on Facebook, Twitter and The University of Akron.

Please Note - Parking Deck Closures and Limited Pedestrian Access:
On Friday, April 30th, the Exchange Street Parking Deck will temporarily close between 9:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., during the SpringFest fireworks show. Anyone needing to leave campus during this time is encouraged to park elsewhere that evening. Pedestrian access to the deck will be prohibited.
Earlier in the day the deck will be open for parking in all but the following areas: the roof (Level 5), the ramps leading up to the roof, and the exterior parking between the deck and Schrank Hall South. These specific areas must be vacated by midnight on Thursday, and will remain closed all day.



Location: Coleman Common

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How does The Ohio Third Frontier impact students?
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As this semester comes to a close, another responsibility comes to light – the right to vote on May 4th.

Recently, University President Dr. Proenza spoke of the importance of The Third Frontier, Issue 1, to Ohio’s economy and higher education-based research.

In the end, what does The Third Frontier mean for students? In short, it helps provide the foundation for industries across Ohio in areas such as advanced materials, alternative energy and fuel development, biomedical imaging, improved diagnostics, treatments for cancer, and many diseases.

Since 2002, The Third Frontier has resulted in nearly 55,000 direct and indirect jobs for Ohio. To date, approximately 40% of grants awarded have been to businesses and universities in the Northeast Ohio community.

The proposed renewal of The Third Frontier will authorize $700 million in bonds over four years beginning in 2012, helping continue the advancements that have been made over the past eight years with more than 500 companies.

Graduating and entering the workforce can be daunting. With initiatives like The Third Frontier, Ohioans have the ability to invent the future by developing new processes and technologies to save lives and improve the human condition.

On May 4th, make an informed decision when voting on Issue 1 – The Ohio Third Frontier.

Respectfully,
Steve Sedlock
President
Associated Student Government

www.uakron.edu/asg
Office: 330-972-7002
asg@uakron.edu
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Graphic Designers WANTED!!
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Seeking meaningful work close to campus? The Marketing Area in the Department of Student Life right here at The University of Akron is looking for graphic designers to use their creative license in the creation of meaningful marketing for student organizations and the department. This marketing includes – but is not limited to – flyers, banners, t-shirts and more!

Qualified candidates should have significant graphic design experience (either in an academic program or freelance) and experience creating in Adobe Creative Suite software. A portfolio – either hard copy or electronic – is required at the time of interview. Graphic design majors/minors preferred.

To apply, please go to the Administration Desk (located on the second floor of the Student Union) to pick up an application. Complete the application thoroughly – and return in person. No electronic applications are accepted at this time.

Positions are open NOW, and an immediate start date is possible, including employment during the summer(s).

NOTE: This position is for current students at The University of Akron only.

Join our team! Direct any questions concerns or comments to:
Jennifer Beard, Graduate Assistant for Communications and Marketing
Department of Student Life
(O) 330.972.2837
sugradasst6@uakron.edu


Contact Information:
Jennifer Beard
sugradasst6@uakron.edu
330-972-2837
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Akron Movie Series
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Edge of Darkness

The Zips Programming Network will be showing the Edge of Darkness on May 3 at 8pm and May 5 at noon and 7pm in the Student Union Theater. Take a break from finals and studying to watch a thrilling movie starring Mel Gibson.

Synopsis:

A cop and widower witness what at first appears to be the accidental killing of his activist daughter, Emma. Distraught by the loss and further troubled by his conviction that the bullet was intended for him, he takes on the murder investigation with an obsessive zeal to see justice done. The investigation leads him to uncover a corporate cover up of an illegal plutonium stockpile.


Location: Student Union Theater

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


Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
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Job Opening for Summer and Fall 2010: Seeking students in biology, chemistry, geology, ecology, environmental science, etc. May 3
Time: n/a
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Dr. Gregory Smith (Biology) is hiring two undergraduate students from biology, chemistry, geology, ecology, environmental science, and/or related disciplines to work with him on the Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through Education Network (GLISTEN) Project starting this summer and continuing through the end of the fall semester. This is a great opportunity for students to explore real time biology/water/environmental projects and work with various community partners. For more information please contact Dr. Smith at gasmith@uakron.edu;

Students will be working on various tasks, such as
• Assisting community based organizations with fieldwork involving outdoor physical activity
• Data entry and analysis
• Community outreach and education
• Assist undergraduate faculty with managing ecosystem projects
• Work with students, volunteers, and other community members
• Participate in training, service and networking activities throughout GLISTEN network
Preferred Qualifications: Eligibility for federal work-study (Academic year)



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Contact Information:
Greg Smith
gasmith@uakron.edu
330-972-7501
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REC WORKS May 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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RecWorks: “Join Our Team!”

Are you a student who is interested in working for Student Recreation and Wellness Services?

Come learn about employment opportunities and the application process at our RecWorks information session.

A RecWorks session is required prior to make application to SRWS and applications will only be accepted from RecWorks attendees.

Registration needs to be completed prior to each RecWorks session in the SRWC information office. You can also register by calling (330) 972-2348 or via email at ede2@uakron.edu.

Those interested in fall employment will need to attend the following session:
- May 7, 2010 4PM – 5:00PM


Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
RecWorks
ede2@uakron.edu
330-972-2348


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Push-Up Contest Results April 21
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The results from Wednesday April 21st Army ROTC Push Up Contest where contestants had to execute as many Push as possible in 2 min.

Males Reps Prize
1st Dan Bailey 105 $125
2nd Doug Perkins 93 $75
3rd Andrew Foster 92 $50
4th Joe Kenworth 91
5th Dominick Mandalan & Colin Milles 79

Females Reps Prize
1st Melome wright 50 $125
2nd Katie McCallum & Rebecca Koester 45 $62.50
4th Kelsey Mancini 40
5th K Lee 39



Location: Outside The Student Union

Contact Information:
LT Johnson
goldbar@uakron.edu
330-972-8022


Sponsored by: Army ROTC
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Women’s Basketball Summer Camp 2010 June 14 - June 17
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The University of Akron Women’s Basketball Team will be holding their annual summer camp this year, June 14th through June 17th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm. The cost of the camp is $135.00 and is for girls ages 9 to 14. There will be a Lil’ Zips Day camp for boys and girls ages 3 to 8 on June 15th from 9:00am-11:00am. The cost of the day camp is $25.00. Check-in will be held in the lobby of Rhodes Arena on the first day of camp. The deadline for registration is Monday, June 7th. Payment in full must accompany each camp application. Faculty and Staff discounts are available as well! For more information, please contact Candace Wilson at 330.972.8274



Location: JAR Arena

Contact Information:
Candace Wilson
clw23@uakron.edu
330-972-9274


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Read ASG's Spring Newsletter
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The Spring Edition of the Associated Student Government newsletter is now available. Download it now.

In this issue:

  • ASG helps CBA students
  • SpringFest information
  • Discounted memberships to the Akron Art Museum
  • A recap of Rethinking Race Week
  • ASG election results
  • A day at the Statehouse


Location: Student Union 133

Contact Information:
Andrea Pavlichich
amp89@zips.uakron.edu
330-972-5801


Sponsored by: Associated Student Government

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HALO Community Service May 7
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Anyone interested in joining the Hispanics and Latinos Organized student organization of the University of Akron is welcome.

We will be helping the Downtown Akron Cleanup

Thanks for your support/ Muchas Gracias


Location: Downtown Akron

Contact Information:
Josť Cajigas or Alessandra Parry
jmc158@zips.uakron.edu or anp15@zips.uakron.edu
939-630-4777


Sponsored by: H.A.L.O. Hispanics and Latinos Organized
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Pilates and Yoga for summer I and summer II May 17 - Aug. 13
1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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offered Monday, Wednesday, Friday
no pre requisite
all levels accepted
grads and undergrads welcomed
yoga mat required for yoga
registration required
can be found under theater somatics
course number 7800
one unit credit


Location: center for dance and theater 393

Contact Information:
Tom Smith
ftsmith@uakron.edu
330-972-6713
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Seeking Student Assistant for summer help with web pages
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Do you possess good technical skills and are experienced working with web pages? If so, the Career Center (formerly the Center for Career Management) is looking to hire a student assistant this summer to help with the development of the center's web pages.

See website for application, requirements and more details. Please read and follow the instructions completely.

MUST QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL WORK STUDY!

What are the benefits of working in the Career Center?
► Resources: Discover career resources and opportunities that may be of benefit to you
► Teamwork: Develop an appreciation of and for diversity and working with others
► Interpersonal skills: Develop new relationships in group and one-to-one settings
► Related experience: Build your resume and skills through related work experience

Deadline to apply is Friday, May 7 at 4 p.m. Apply today!


Location: Simmons Hall Room 301

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Zippy Tryouts April 21 - April 29
4:00 pm
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Do you have what it takes to represent your university as the #1 Mascot? If so, join us for tryouts in the JAR Lab 4! Please contact Mary Lafferty at 330.972.7468 to sign up. Time is running out! Call now.

Location: JAR Lab 4

Contact Information:
Mary Lafferty
mlaffer@uakron.edu
330-972-7468
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Ice Cream Study Break May 3
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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It's that time of year again! As the year winds down and we head into finals week, this can be a highly stressful and the students in Residence Hall Program Board, Residence Hall Council, National Residence Hall Honorary and Sigma Lambda want you to take a break from studying Monday, May 3rd in Robs Cafe. This annual event is for residence hall students. Ice Creams include strawberry, chocolate and vanilla with all the fixings. We hope to see you there, good luck on finals!!

Location: Robertson Cafe

Contact Information:
Eric Minix
housingga1@uakron.edu
330-972-7303


Sponsored by: RHC
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REC WORKS May 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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RecWorks


“Join Our Team!”


Are you a student who is interested in working for Student Recreation and Wellness Services?

Come learn about employment opportunities and the application process at our RecWorks information session.

A RecWorks session is required prior to make application to SRWS and applications will only be accepted from RecWorks attendees.

Registration needs to be completed prior to each RecWorks session in the SRWC information office. You can also register by calling (330) 972-2348 or via email at ede2@uakron.edu.

Those interested in fall employment will need to attend the following session:
- May 7, 2010 4PM – 5:00PM





Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
SRWC
ede2@uakron.edu
330-972-2348


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Residence Hall Student Move-Out May 7
7:00 pm
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Resident students will be moving out from May 3 through May 8, 2010. We encourage all students moving during final exams to plan ahead.
To make your move easier, North Quad residents (Bulger, Honors/Orr, Ritchie, Sisler-McFawn and Spanton) are encouraged to use the North Quad Parking Deck (Lot #26). South Quad students are encouraged to use lots adjacent to their buildings. Exchange Street residents are encouraged to use the metered spaces by Gallucci or Exchange. Quaker Square residents are encouraged to use Lot #70 at Quaker Square. There will be carts available for your use at each Service Desk for loading and unloading.
For the safety of personal belongings, students are encouraged NOT to leave their vehicles unattended or rooms unlocked while loading. Loading Passes are available at all front desks. They are only valid for ONE DAY and must be displayed in the vehicle in order to avoid being ticketed. However, these passes are not valid in ADA parking spaces or fire lanes. Unattended vehicles may be ticketed.
Non-residents, faculty and staff should be aware there will be increased vehicular and pedestrian traffic in residential areas during this time.



Location: Ritchie Residence Hall

Contact Information:
Residence Life & Housing
reslife@uakron.edu
330-972-7800
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Stand out by earning a Professional Writing Certificate
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Want to stand out among other job applicants in today’s job market? Obtain a Professional Writing Certificate through the University of Akron’s Department of Associate Studies

  • Maximize your professional writing skills
  • Earn college credits toward your degree
  • Stand out among the crowd

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (2009), employers want employees who have excellent communication skills.† Make your resume stand out among other applicants with a professional writing certificate. Contact the Summit College Advising Office at (330)972-7220 to get started this summer. Download a flier.

Location: Summit College

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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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