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First free ‘Friends and Family’ event is Saturday
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Have a friend or relative who used to attend UA?
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Summer in the City rocks with ribs, music and fireworks
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Akron Art Prize competition: $5,000 is top prize
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Fall 2013 Undergraduate Graduation Applications due July 1st
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First free ‘Friends and Family’ event is Saturday
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Old School Soul will reverberate from the Lock 3 stage when Rose Royce and Brass Construction perform Saturday, June 29, beginning at 7 p.m. The concert will be the first of UA’s three “Friends and Family” events this summer. Lock 3 is located at 200 S. Main St.

Through the uArts Initiative — UA's special, exclusive arrangement with the city of Akron — students and employees can receive free admission to some of the city-sponsored events that require paid admission. Tickets for the June 29 concert are $10, but students, faculty and staff need only show their Zip Cards to be admitted for free, along with up to three friends or family members.

Taking the stage at 9 p.m. will be Rose Royce, a nine-member band best known for its classy funk and soul style and such hits as “Car Wash,” "I Wanna Get Next To You," "Wishing On A Star" and "Love Don't Live Here Anymore."

Brass Construction, based in Brooklyn, N.Y., will be on stage at 7 p.m. The group has been performing since the mid-70s and is known for its hard-hitting funk rhythms with guitars, horns and keyboards.

On Friday, June 28, a free concert begins at 7 p.m. at Lock 3 with Monica Robins and the Whiskey Kings, followed at 8:30 p.m. by Sharp Dressed Man, The ZZ Top Tribute.

With the visual aspects of their performance, the members of Sharp Dressed Man closely replicate the many outfits, hats and choreographed stage moves of ZZ Top as they cover such hits as "Sharp Dressed Man," "I’m Bad," "I’m Nationwide” and “Gimme all Your Lovin’.”

Robins, best known to Northeast Ohio audiences as WKYC-TV’s senior health correspondent, is the lead vocalist for the Whiskey Kings. The group performs around the region with a playlist of classic rock that includes everything from “Mustang Sally” to “Twist and Shout” and “Soul Man.”

To learn more about “Friends and Family” concerts and other events, visit uaevents.com or Summer in the City on the UA website.

Location: Lock 3 Akron

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Have a friend or relative who used to attend UA?
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Do you have a friend or a relative who has mentioned returning to UA to finish a degree?

Now is the time to do it!

We're holding a "Reconnect to UA" night on Thursday, July 18 for those who stopped attending but want to come back and graduate.

We offer flexible enrollment, online courses, and transfer credit for college/university coursework, employment and military experience.

Encourage them to attend the free "Reconnect with UA" night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on either Thursday, July 18 or Thursday, Aug. 1.

Complete details.

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Summer in the City rocks with ribs, music and fireworks July 3
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Rib, White and Blue — Akron’s National Rib Festival, brings good food and a wide range of entertainment to Downtown Akron for a Fourth of July celebration that runs July 3-6 on South Main Street in front of Lock 3, which is located at 200 S. Main St. Admission to the festival and the concerts is free.

The Rib Festival entertainment begins with a special Wednesday concert on July 3 at Lock 3. The TwistOffs, a rock band founded in Kent in 1986, will perform at 7 p.m. The band has done more than 2,000 shows in more than 40 states and three countries. Bruce in the USA, “The World's #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band,” will follow at 8:30 p.m.

Bruce in the USA, led by Matt Ryan, will perform some of Springsteen’s top hits, including such classics as "Born to Run," Dancing in the Dark,” “Glory Days” and “Born in the U.S.A.”

On July 4, Alex Bevan, a singer-songwriter and guitarist well-known to Northeast Ohio audiences, will perform at 4 p.m., followed by UA’s Steel Drum Band at 6 p.m. and the Akron Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. before the Fireworks Finale at 9:45 p.m.

The Lock 3 stage will rock with Elevation, The International U-2 Tribute Show on Friday, July 5. The music begins at 6 p.m. with the Jim Gill Band. Gill, from Northeast Ohio, is known to fans for his original acoustic folk music. Elevation will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. The Toronto-based band plays music made famous by the Irish band and its lead singer, Bono. The playlist is likely to include some of U2’s most popular songs, such as “Beautiful Day,” “With or Without You” and “New Year’s Day.”

On Saturday, July 6, the festival concludes with the Joe Vitale Jr. Band
 at 6 p.m., followed by The Machine Performs Pink Floyd 
at 8:30 p.m. Vitale, who blends a mix of instruments and industrial influences into his rock sound, is the son of veteran rock and roll drummer Joe Vitale. The Machine has a playlist that mixes songs from Pink Floyd's many albums. The Machine's most recent CD, “Symphonic Side of the Moon,” a rendition of Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of the Moon,” is performed with a full symphony orchestra and includes “Speak to Me,” “On the Run” and “Money.”

For more information on Rib Festival vendors and entertainment, visit Rib, White and Blue online. Visit uaevents.com or Summer in the City on the UA website to learn more about upcoming events and the uArts Initiative, UA's special, exclusive arrangement with the city of Akron. Through the uArts Initiative, students and employees can receive free admission to some of the city-sponsored events that require paid admission.

Location: Lock 3 Akron

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Akron Art Prize competition: $5,000 is top prize
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University of Akron student artists are encouraged to enter the Downtown Akron Partnership’s Akron Art Prize competition, sponsored by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation.

The public will choose the winners of the competition via text-to-vote technology and voting kiosk for those guests not having texting packages. The first-place winner will receive $5,000 and will have their work featured in the Akron Art Museum for one week following the competition; the top five runners-up will each receive $1,000.

The Akron Art Prize, modeled after similar public art competitions held across the country, is intended to encourage conversations and excitement about art and Akron’s Downtown core. Submissions will be matched with downtown venues for public viewing and voting.

This competition is open to any artist age 18 and older. Those interested must submit a short application and provide a $25 entry fee by Friday, July 5 Entry artwork must be completed and delivered to the assigned venue by the last week of August.

To encourage UA participation, Candace Campbell Jackson, Vice President and Chief of Staff in the Office of the President, has offered to pay the $25 entry fee for every student artist. On the registration form, students should check the “Yes/No” box under Current UA Student. The fee will be paid and UA students will not have to submit a check for payment as indicated on the form.

For further questions, please contact Susan Beke, Assistant to the Vice President for Fiscal Operations, Student Affairs, at sbeke1@uakron.edu or 330-972-7088.

Learn more about the competition and download an application.


Location: Downtown Akron

Contact Information:
Susan Beke
sbeke1@uakron.edu
330-972-7088
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Fall 2013 Undergraduate Graduation Applications due July 1st
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Monday, July 1st, is the graduation application deadline for undergraduate students planning to graduate at the end of the Fall 2013 semester.

Students must apply for graduation through My Akron. Step-by-step instructions for submitting a graduation application in My Akron are available by clicking the Graduation Services link in the Quick Links section under the Resources tab of My Experience.

Please note that, per University policy, all financial obligations to The University of Akron must be reconciled prior to degree candidacy (i.e., commencement program notation, ceremony attendance and degree conferral).

Details about the graduation application process and commencement information.

Questions may be directed to the Office of the University Registrar at commencement@uakron.edu.

Location: https://my.uakron.edu

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Slacklining! July 9
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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If you are good balancing or want to get better, slacklining is becoming more popular and we have it for you right here at the Recreation Center!

This is free for students and SRWS Members.

There is no registration deadline, just come to the event and sign up on site.


Location: SRWS 2 COURT GYM OR OUTSIDE (WEATHER PERMITTING)

Contact Information:
Ashley Mowen
outdoorga@uakron.edu
330-972-6956
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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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