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Athletics Marketing GA Position
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STUDENT RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER - HIRING YOGA INSTRUCTORS
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Virtual Lab goes off-line July 31 for update
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SLACKLINING
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TRAIL RUNNING
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Back 2 School Supply Drive! Donations Needed!
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Head to Lock 3 on July 27 for next ‘Friends and Family’ event
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Wednesday concerts continue at Lock 4
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Concerts and more at Akron Art Museum
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Rockin’ good times at Lock 3 Aug. 2-3
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UA has joined with the nonprofit CashCourse to give students free, noncommercial, financial decision-making tools online.

The site can help with budgeting, using credit cards, paying for college and avoiding identity theft. Visit CashCourse.


Sponsored by: Office of the VP for Strategic Engagement
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Athletics Marketing GA Position
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The University of Akron Department of Athletics is accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant position in Marketing and Promotions.

This position will develop and implement marketing plans for assigned sports to increase attendance and enhance the fan experience. This position will assist with student marketing and the marketing and promotional efforts for Football, Men's Soccer, and Men's and Women's Basketball. Additional responsibilities may be assigned. Position reports to the Director of Marketing and Promotions.

Bachelor's degree required with preference given to individuals with at least one year of experience in collegiate sports marketing and demonstrated graphic design experience using the Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc). Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required. Must be able to work nights and weekends as required for events.

Applicants must be admissible to graduate assistantship standards at The University of Akron and be accepted in a designated degree-granting program. Annual compensation includes a $6,000.00 stipend (nine-month contract) and tuition waiver. Student is responsible for any fees. Position begins in August 2013 and runs until mid-May 2014 and is renewable (pending approval) for a second year.

Qualified applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter, three examples of graphic design work, and at least three references to: mlaffer@uakron.edu with the subject line of "Marketing GA Application." Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Location: James A. Rhodes Arena

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STUDENT RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER - HIRING YOGA INSTRUCTORS July 22
Time: n/a
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Student Recreation and Wellness Services is looking for student Yoga Instructors for the upcoming academic year. Pay is competitive and you must have a current certification to apply. Contact Anna Taylor at 330-972-7580 or at53@uakron.edu for more information.

Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
ANNA TAYLOR
at53@uakron.edu
330-972-7580
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Virtual Lab goes off-line July 31 for update Aug. 1 - Aug. 29
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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The University's Virtual Lab will be off line from July 31 until the beginning of the Fall semester for an update. Information Technology Services will build an on-premise Virtual Lab housed in the University's Datacenter. An on premise Virtual Lab will help reduce costs while opening up the potential for additional software titles.

Information about the change will be posted on the Virtual Lab web page as it becomes available.

As an alternative for the Virtual Lab, there are many public labs available throughout campus that have a majority of the software installed in the Virtual Lab. Please go to Computer Lab Services for hours and locations.


Location: Campus
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SLACKLINING Aug. 7
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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If you are good at 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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TRAIL RUNNING Aug. 1 - Aug. 15
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Are you tired of running on the treadmill, pavement or track and want to challenge yourself and your running? Join us on Thursdays as we run some of the finest local trails in Summit Metroparks and the National Park. We will provide transportation to the trailhead and back to the SRWC. This is free for anyone who wants to join. Register in OASIS office of the Rec Center and registration deadline is the Monday prior to the event.

Location: VARIOUS LOCAL TRAILS IN THE METROPARKS

Contact Information:
Ashley Mowen
outdoorga@uakron.edu
330-972-6956
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Back 2 School Supply Drive! Donations Needed! July 15 - Aug. 16
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The annual Back 2 School Supply Drive sponsored by the Department of Student Life will benefit the children at Leggett Elementary & Project RISE!

For those of you who are new, or simply don’t know, Leggett Elementary is our neighbor - located south of campus on Thornton Street. They are K-5 school, have an average enrollment of 260, and their colors are Blue and Gold! Project RISE is a collaborative effort by Akron Public Schools, local shelters and the community to provide supplemental educational services to children and youth who are experiencing homelessness. The Project RISE program serves approximately 800-900 students annually.

Collectively, the last two years of this donation drive has provided more than 3,000 school supply items for children in the Akron area! The Supply Drive benefitting Leggett Elementary and Project RISE starts on Monday, July 15 and will conclude on Friday, August 16.

The students need lots of supplies for the upcoming year and we are hoping to provide enough supplies for 100 students! Please consider bringing a donation to the Center for Service and Leadership or the Student Life Administration Office.

Items needed:
• packs of 24 crayons
• packs of pencils
• markers--broad and fine tipped
• notebook paper
• laminated folders
• pencil box or pencil pouch
• scissors
• colored pencils
• glue sticks or glue bottles
• ruler
• Purell
• Kleenex
• erasers

Questions regarding this Back 2 School Supply Drive can be directed to Alison Doehring, Coordinator, Civic Engagement, at aer15@uakron.edu or 330.972.7352. Thanking you in advance for your generous support!



Location: Drop-off bins located in the Student Union

Contact Information:
Ali Doehring
aer15@uakron.edu
330-972-7352


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What's hot in Akron this week?
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Summer in the City

See the latest Summer in the City video, in which correspondent and UA student Anna Tultz visits the Akron Zoo, where Marketing Director David Barnhardt describes the zoo's latest addition, Grizzly Ridge.

Sponsored by: University Communications and Marketing

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Head to Lock 3 on July 27 for next ‘Friends and Family’ event July 27
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Average White Band will headline the second of UA’s three “Friends and Family” events this summer on Saturday, July 27, at 7 p.m. at Lock 3, 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 July 27 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.

The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with Horns and Things a contemporary jazz ensemble based in Northeast Ohio. “The HAT” has been performing for more than 20 years.

The Average White Band, which has several gold-selling albums and multiple Grammy nominations to its credit, takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Founded in the early 1970s, the rhythm and blues band’s biggest hits include “Pick Up The Pieces,” “Work to Do” and “Sweet & Sour.”

On Friday, July 26, at Lock 3, a free concert is scheduled with the Colin Dussault Blues Project at 7 p.m., followed by Atomic Punks, A Tribute to Early Van Halen at 8:30 p.m.

The Colin Dussault Blues Project, formed in Cleveland in 1989, features a “harmonica driven, blues-based” rock and roll sound.

The Atomic Punks, referred to as “the best tribute to Van Halen ever” by David Lee Roth, Van Halen’s former front man, performs such early hits as “Dance the Night Away,” “Light Up The Sky” and “Runnin’ With The Devil.”

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

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Wednesday concerts continue at Lock 4 July 31
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Lock Bottom Blues & Jazz Club’s weekly series of free concerts, which is part of the Summer in the City schedule, will feature Rooster Jones performing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31. The series will continue each Wednesday through early September at Lock 4, which is “down under" Bowery Street, adjacent to Lock 3.

Rooster Jones is a rock and blues band based in Akron.

The concert series is part of the entertainment and activities planned this summer in Downtown Akron, much of it free. Through the uArts Initiative — UA's special, exclusive arrangement with the city of Akron — faculty, staff and students can receive free admission to some of the city-sponsored events that require paid admission. To learn more about these “Friends and Family” concerts and other events, visit uaevents.com or Summer in the City on the UA website.

Upcoming performances include:


  • Aug. 7: Red Light Roxy

  • Aug. 14: Vernon Jones Blues Cartel

  • Aug. 21: Esto Jazz



Location: Lock 4

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Concerts and more at Akron Art Museum Aug. 1
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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From music to art discussions to hands-on children's activities, the Akron Art Museum, One South High St. is hosting a variety of free programs —— all part of Summer in the City.

All faculty, staff and students have free admission to the Akron Art Museum as part of the growing uArts initiative, UA’s special, exclusive arrangement with the city of Akron. 
On Thursday, Aug. 1, the Downtown@Dusk series continues:


  • Downtown@Dusk concert series will feature “subtle pop music” by J.D. Eicher & The Goodnights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • ArtCamp@Dusk will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for children ages 6 to 12. The session promises “fun, wacky and hands-on art activities.”

  • ArtTalk@Dusk will begin at 7:30 p.m. when Short Films will be shown, curated by Akron Film Shorts.


Visit the Akron Art Museum online to see the full schedule of concerts in the Downtown@Dusk series. The museum calendar also includes the schedules for ArtTalk@Dusk and ArtCamp@Dusk.

Visit Summer in the City online on the UA website to learn more about all the venues and activities.

Location: Akron Art Museum, One South High St.

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Rockin’ good times at Lock 3 Aug. 2-3 Aug. 2
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Summer in the City offers a weekend of rock music, beginning on Friday, Aug. 2, at Lock 3, located at 200 S. Main St. The Magnatones begin the evening at 7 p.m., followed by Full Moon Fever, the Tribute to Tom Petty, at 8:30 p.m.

The Magnatones, based in Youngstown, are known for playing alternative rock music, much of it original.

Full Moon Fever, in its tribute to Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty performs many of the songs made famous by Petty and his band, the Heartbreakers, including “American Girl,” “Breakdown” and “Listen to Her Heart.”

On Saturday, Aug. 3, the evening will start at 7 p.m. with Chaarita Franks and The Forever Band performing a variety of rhythm and blues, soul, pop and jazz music.

Then, at 8:30 p.m., The Prince Experience takes the Lock 3 stage. The band’s set list includes a wide variety of Prince’s most popular songs, including “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “Purple Rain.”

The Aug. 2 and 3 concerts are free.

Through the uArts Initiative — UA's special, exclusive arrangement with the city of Akron — students, faculty and staff and can receive free admission to some of the city-sponsored events that require paid admission. To learn more about these “Friends and Family” concerts and other events, visit uaevents.com or Summer in the City on the UA website.

Location: Lock 3

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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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