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Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) First Meeting!
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Day On! Reserve YOUR spot for MLK Day of Service!
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McNair Scholars February 1st Deadline!
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Hearts for Humanity Dinner 2/9/2012
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Costa Rica, 9 Days, May 2012: $2215
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Calling ALL Alternative Spring Break Participants
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Kappa Kappa Gamma Spring Recruitment
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Intro to Suicidology Course- Register Today!
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Welcome back weekend! Jan. 6 - Jan. 8
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Welcome Back Weekend 2012

Date: Friday January 6 - Sunday January 8, 2012

Location:
1/6/12 at 8pm- Trackside and Quaker Ballroom
• Game show- Grand Prize $200 CASH! $$$
• Hot Cocoa Bar
• Lots of fixings!

1/7/12 at 7pm- Student Recreation and Wellness Center
• Free Novelties
• Photo dry erase boards
• Balloon man
• Frisbee spin art
• Photo Booths
• Battleships- ONAT
• Free Rec Class Highlights
• 3 Court Gym
• Badminton
• Volleyball
• Basketball
• Blue Courts
• Inflatable Jousting, Foot Sol (Indoor Soccer)
• Leisurely Pool
• Ping Pong Tables
• Group X Classes
• Studio B: Indoor Cycling, Boot Camp, Zumba, Yoga (20 mins with 5 min breaks)
• Wellness Suite
• Q&A, Basic Introduction to Training in the Rec Center.
• Free Food

1/8/12 at 7pm- Student Union
• Comedy show (Eric O’Shea) 7pm
• Free food throughout the union 8pm-10pm

Hope to see you there!!

FREE EVENT! Sponsored by Residence Life and Housing


Location: Varies

Contact Information:
Aysen Ulupinar-Butzer
aysen@uakron.edu
330-972-5288
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Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) First Meeting! Jan. 11
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Classy. Sassy. Conservative.

The Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) is the nation’s premier organization for conservative university women. NeW offers alternative viewpoints to campus liberalism and aims to expand intellectual diversity through the discussion of pressing politics, life choices, women’s issue, and social events.


Location: Student Union 314

Sponsored by: Network of Enlightened Women

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Day On! Reserve YOUR spot for MLK Day of Service! Jan. 16
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Lifes most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"

Make MLK Day a Day on and not a day off and give back to the Akron community with serveAkron and the Lebron James Club from The Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve!

This is your LAST week to RSVP, so act quickly and email serve@uakron.edu by by 5pm on January 9th reserve your spot!


Location: Meet in the SU Commuter Lounge by 9:30am on Jan. 1

Contact Information:
serveAkron
serve@uakron.edu
330-972-7352


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McNair Scholars February 1st Deadline! Feb. 1
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The McNair Scholars Program is currently accepting a second wave of applications for this coming summer! Some of the benefits of the program are as follows:

One on one faculty mentorship
Cash stipend up to $2800
Research Experience
Professional Travel
Cultural Events
and more!

If you are interested in becoming a McNair scholar please take advantage of this opportunity and your winter break. Eligibility requirements are:

STEMM (science technology engineering math & medically related)
At least sophomore
3.0 gpa minimum

And

low income & first generation OR minority

All materials must be received by February 1, 2012.


Location: Polsky 451

Contact Information:
McNair Scholars Program
mcnairscholars@uakron.edu
330-972-8678


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Hearts for Humanity Dinner 2/9/2012 Feb. 9
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Dinner & Derby
Hearts for Humanity Dinner

SAVE THE DATE
Thursday February 9, 2012

Cocktail hour: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Dinner served at 6:30pm

In the Student Union Grand Ballroom
COST:
o $35 UA staff and friends
o $20 UA students
Music, Auctions, Dinner, Desserts, and more!

Come out in your derby best!

Check out the website: http://www.uakron.edu/studentlife/hearts/

More information to follow!


Location: SU Grand Ballroom

Contact Information:
Ali Doehring
serve@uakron.edu
330-972-7352


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Costa Rica, 9 Days, May 2012: $2215 May 16 - May 24
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Travel for 9 days in Costa Rica: May 16-24, 2012: Ecology & Conservation: on a Cultural Study Tour sponsored by the Interior Design Program – OPEN TO ALL, NO MAJOR NEEDED!
Investigate the biological diversity of Costa Rica!

Go to the INBioparque with its ecosystem exhibits and trails. Visit the Pos Volcano; enjoy the hot springs; go to Santa Elena Cloud Forest and take a Canopy Tour. Swim in the Pacific!

All inclusive: airfare, hotels, all meals, local transport, and guides and entrance fees.

The trip may be taken for purely cultural study or may include 1-3 UA credit. Any university credit will require a UA application, registration for the course, and payment of course fees.

See Additional Information for the presentation that shows the trip day-by-day and explains all particulars and costs.


Location: Costa Rica

Contact Information:
John Vollmer
jlv1@uakron.edu
330-972-7791


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Calling ALL Alternative Spring Break Participants
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You do not want to miss this! Applications for Alternative Spring Break are due January 20th! Try an exciting new service opportunity before it’s too late! Try an Alternative Spring Break and choose between one of six different service experiences:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Ronald McDonald House: Memphis, Tennessee
LaCasa, Inc.: Goshen, Indiana
Grace House: St. Paul, Virginia
Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless: Cincinnati, Ohio
Camp Twin Lakes: Winder, Georgia
Stop Hunger Now: Charlotte, North Carolina

For more information, join us at one of the below informational sessions:
Monday, January 9th 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wednesday, January 11th 2:00pm-3:00pm
Friday, January 13th 11:00pm-12:00pm
Wednesday, January 18th 2:00pm-3:00pm
Thursday, January 19th 1:00pm-2:00pm

*All informational sessions are held in the SU room 323


Location: Student Union room 323

Contact Information:
serveAkron
serve@uakron.edu
330-972-7352


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Kappa Kappa Gamma Spring Recruitment
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The women of Kappa Kappa Gamma would like to invite all undergraduate female students to come meet our sisters and see what KKG is and has to offer.
If you are interested in joining Greek life or meeting new people please come to an event and see what it is all about!

Spring Recruitment Event Schedule:

Wednesday January 11, 6:00-8:00 ~Getting Cozy with KKG

Thursday January 12, 6:00-8:00 ~Reading is Fun with KKG

Tuesday January 17, 6:00-8:00 ~Kappa Spa Night!

Wednesday January 18, 6:00-8:00 ~KKG Taco Wednesday!

Thursday January 19 ~Kappa Camp Out!


At each event we will be having light snacks and making an item to donate to one of our philanthropies or a craft to take home! All events will take place at the Kappa Kappa Gamma Lodge at 237 Spicer Street.

If you have any questions or would like any more information feel free to contact
Lindsey Fowler
Call/text 440-218-0197
Email- lkf6@zips.uakron.edu
*you can also find Facebook events for each recruitment event we are hosting


Location: The Kappa Lodge

Sponsored by: Kappa Kappa Gamma
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Intro to Suicidology Course- Register Today!
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Every 40 seconds one person dies by suicide worldwide. Through this unique course offered in the Spring 2012 semester, learn about the factors that increase suicide risk, the theoretical and research evidence supporting interventions, and how to effectively treat individuals who struggle with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Registration Information: The class title is listed as ‘Special topics- Workforce Education/Training.’ For undergraduate students, register for 5400:480:003 (class #18160); for graduate students, register for 5400:580:003 (class #18721).

Class Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:00 am to 11:50 am beginning January 9, 2012

Contact the professor, James Rogers, Ph.D., nationally recognized author and past-president of the American Association of Suicidology with any questions related to this course.


Location: Zook Hall 428

Contact Information:
James R. Rogers, Ph.D.
jrrogers@uakron.edu
330-972-6281
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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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