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Some Simmons Hall offices will be open tomorrow
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Apply for summer graduation by Feb. 15
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This week's Zippy Rewards gift: Zee's Fancy Candy
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'The Snow Maiden' coming to the Civic Theatre
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Myers School of Art faculty exhibition runs until Feb. 10
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Try Cosmic Bowling in the Student Union game room
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New parking-fine schedule now in place
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Last chance to fill out Rec Center survey
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Zippy Express can deliver your lunch
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Introduction to backpacking at the Rec Center
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Theta Chi to collect items for Haven of Rest
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Alpha Sigma Phi is planning a night out
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Need help getting your EAF packet perfect?
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Ballroom Dance Club welcomes interested students
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ArtsView to present the a cappella group Nuance
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Men to take on Ball State; prizes to be given away
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Sign up now to play intramural volleyball
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Follow 'American Idol' weekly in the Student Union Theatre
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Forums to be held for adult learners
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Videoconference on job searches for international students
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Circle K International to hold introductory meeting
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Explore a legal career at Pre-Law Club's Spring Social
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Black United Students to hold icebreaker
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Free coffee and juice for commuters on Jan. 27
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"The Apprentice" on big screen in the Student Union
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Winter backpacking trip to Oil Creek State Park
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Institute to honor top business plans from students
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Study trip to India
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Some Simmons Hall offices will be open tomorrow
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For your convenience, some offices in Simmons Hall will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 22). The offices that will be open are Admissions, Advising, Registration, Financial Aid and Student Financials.
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Apply for summer graduation by Feb. 15
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If you plan to graduate this summer, you will need to apply for graduation by Tuesday, February 15. Graduation application forms can be downloaded from the registrar’s Web site or you may pick up a form in the lobby of Simmons Hall.

Those who apply before the February 15 deadline will avoid a $100 late fee and the need to obtain a memo of permission from their dean. Questions regarding the graduation application process may be directed to the Graduation Services office at commencement@uakron.edu or (330) 972-8300 (select option 6 for Graduation Services).


Location: http://www.uakron.edu/registrar/GradApp.php

Contact Information:
Office of the University Registrar
Registrar@uakron.edu
330-972-8300
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This week's Zippy Rewards gift: Zee's Fancy Candy
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Log on to Zippy Rewards to collect your free Zee's Valentine's Day Fancy Candy!

As a benefit for being a Zippy Rewards member we are offering all members, old and new, a weekly instant-win prize! Simply log in, click on "Redeem Now" and the weekly prize is yours! It is that easy! Your Zippy Reward points remain the same - this is our free gift to you.

This is our way of saying thanks for using Zippy Rewards.


Location: www.zippyrewards.net

Contact Information:
Zip Card Office
zipcard@uakron.edu
330-972-5637
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'The Snow Maiden' coming to the Civic Theatre
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Presented by The University of Akron Dance Institute at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, “The Snow Maiden” is a Russian fable about a snow maiden whose heart of ice is melted by the warmth of human love. It will be presented Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 29 at 1 and 7 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., in downtown Akron. The ballet will feature 100 costumed performers and a music by Tchaikowsky and Glazunov, perfect for students and families.

Tickets, which are priced $14 to $18, can be purchased through the Thomas Hall ticket office 330-972-7570, all Ticketmaster Centers, Charge-By-Phone 330-945-9400 in Akron. For Group Sales discounts, call (330) 972-8881 or (888) 226-6948.

On the Web: A full list of shows coming to Thomas Hall and the Civic . The Civic is operated by The University of Akron's management team at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.


Location: The Civic, 182 S. Main St. in Akron
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Myers School of Art faculty exhibition runs until Feb. 10
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The Emily Davis Gallery at The University of Akron’s Mary Schiller Myers School of Art is holding a UA art-faculty exhibition from now until Feb. 10. Among other works of art, the exhibit features paintings, sculpture, graphic design and ceramics by the school’s faculty members.

The Emily Davis Gallery is on campus in Folk Hall at the Myers School of Art, 150 E. Exchange St.

The gallery is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. The gallery is closed on Sunday.

For additional information, contact Diana Watt, art event coordinator at the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, (330) 972-5951 or dwatt@uakron.edu.


Location: The Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall

Contact Information:
Diana Watt
dwatt@uakron.edu
330-972-5951
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Try Cosmic Bowling in the Student Union game room
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Looking for something fun to do on the weekends? Every Friday and Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the Student Union game room will host Cosmic Bowling with game room DJ Choice Music. Bowling is $2.50 per person per game, so come on down enjoy the wonder of Cosmic Bowling.

Location: Student Union game room

Contact Information:
Sarah Hoge
suspecialprogrammgr@uakron.edu
330-972-7553
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New parking-fine schedule now in place
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A new parking-fine schedule designed to reduce the number of people who park in University lots but avoid paying for parking permits is now in effect. Under the old system, some drivers were taking their chances that paying tickets for a semester would cost less than buying a permit.

Most parking violations now cost $25, up from $10. Each subsequent violation costs $5 more, to a maximum of $35. The cost of permits is not changing.

“Most of our students and employees pay for parking, and they should not need to compete for a space with someone who has not bought a permit,” said Jim Stafford, director of parking services. “It is a question of fairness.”

To view the new fine schedule, visit this page on Parking Services' Web site.

“Our goal is not to increase parking-fine revenue, but to protect those people who pay for permits,” Stafford said. “The new fines will affect only those who are trying to skirt the system.”

A survey of 30 universities nationwide by Parking Services revealed that Akron's $25 fine for violations places UA in the middle of the pack. Funds raised by permits and fines are used solely by Parking Services to maintain, clean and monitor parking areas, and to pay off bonds issued to construct decks and lots.


Location: Parking Services
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Last chance to fill out Rec Center survey
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The Student Recreation & Wellness Center wants to know what you think! Visit our Web site, and fill out our survey by January 28. We are here for you and want to hear from you!

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Zippy Express can deliver your lunch
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Too busy to eat?

Log on to www.zippyexpress.net, place your lunch order and have it delivered today. As an extra bonus, you will earn Zippy Reward points at the same time. Check us out!


Location: www.zippyexpress.net

Contact Information:
Zip Card Office
zipcard@uakron.edu
330-972-5637
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Introduction to backpacking at the Rec Center Jan. 23
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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A program on the basics of backpacking will be offered from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. January 23 in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Topics include equipment selection and care, dressing for the outdoors, trip planning, first aid, backcountry safety, meal planning, outdoor cooking, minimum-impact camping and travel techniques. This seminar is required for our winter backpacking trip to Oil Creek State Park on January 29-30. The seminar fee is $5.00 for students. Registration is required by Friday, January 21. Call the OASIS at (330) 972-6956 to register.

Location: SRWC

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Theta Chi to collect items for Haven of Rest
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Theta Chi Fraternity will collect canned goods, money and clothing on the second floor of the Student Union from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Jan. 24-28. All donations will go to the Haven of Rest Ministries.

Location: 2nd Floor, Student Union

Sponsored by: Theta Chi Fraternity
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Alpha Sigma Phi is planning a night out Jan. 24
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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On Monday, Jan. 24, Alpha Sigma Phi will be at Buffalo Wild Wings at 456 E. Exchange St. in Akron. Ten percent of your food bill will help defray the start up costs of the fraternity, and another 10 percent will be donated to the Akron Humane Society. Come out to meet the men of Alpha Sigma Phi (Akron's new fraternity), and help two worthwhile causes.

Location: Buffalo Wild Wings

Sponsored by: Alpha Sigma Phi
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Need help getting your EAF packet perfect?
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Having trouble with your student organization's Extracurricular Activities Fund packet? Then come to the EAF workshop series to get help fixing any last-minute problems. The SOuRCE, Associated Student Government (ASG), the Law School and the College of Business Administration (CBA) are here to help you. Please feel free to come and ask any questions or to just have us look over your packet.

Dates, times, and locations of the EAF Workshop Series are:

January 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - in the SOuRCe - co-sponsored by ASG
January 27, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - in the Law School 206W - co-sponsored by the Law School
January 27, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - in the SOuRCe - co-sponsored by ASG
February 1, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - in the SOuRCe - co-sponsored by ASG
February 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - location TBA - co-sponsored by CBA
February 3, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - in the SOuRCe - co-sponsored by ASG

The SOuRCe, located on the first floor of the Student Union across from the game room, is your involvement connection.


Contact Information:
Nichole Moore
slsorcelegomgr@uakron.edu
330-972-8541
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Ballroom Dance Club welcomes interested students Jan. 25
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Ballroom Dance Club will hold its first meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 25 at the Ballet Center, 354 E. Market St. on the north side of campus. Join us if you are interested in learning to dance swing, cha-cha, salsa, waltz, foxtrot and tango. No partner is required.

Location: Ballet Center

Contact Information:
Lisa Henderson
lisa50@uakron.edu
330-338-2638


Sponsored by: Ballroom Dance Club
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ArtsView to present the a cappella group Nuance Jan. 25
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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ArtsView, a co-curricular program in the Department Of Student Life, presents the a cappella group, Nuance from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 on the second floor of the Student Union.

Relax, eat and join in the fun as you listen to the amazing sounds of Nuance!


Location: Student Union 2nd floor

Contact Information:
Stephanie Myers
sugradasst3@uakron.edu
330-972-7012
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Men to take on Ball State; prizes to be given away Jan. 25
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The men's basketball team will play the Cardinals of Ball State at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 25 at James A. Rhodes Arena. UA students receive free admission with their Zip Card.

UA students who attend the game will have a chance to win a free television courtesy of UA men's basketball. All residence hall students who attend can enter for a chance to win up to 500 free songs from iTunes and Apple, along with a chance to win dinner for two at TGIFriday's or the Brown Derby Roadhouse at Chapel Hill.

Come out for a chance to win great prizes and to support the Zips! For more information, please call the UA Athletics Ticket Office at 1-888-99-AKRON or visit www.GoZips.com.


Location: James A. Rhodes Arena

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Sign up now to play intramural volleyball
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You can register your spring intramural volleyball team at the Oasis in the Student Recreation & Wellness Center up until January 26. Games begin January 31 at the SRWC's three-court gym. The cost is $40.00 per team. Students, faculty and staff may participate! Visit us online at http://www.zipsrec.uakron.edu or call the Oasis at 330-972-6956 for more information.

Location: OASIS

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Follow 'American Idol' weekly in the Student Union Theatre
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Tired of watching your favorite reality show on your small screen? Starting January 26 at 8 p.m. and continuing each Wednesday, you can watch "American Idol" in the Student Union Theatre. Admission is free, and the concession stand will be open. So come and join us every Wednesday for "American Idol"!

Location: Student Union Theatre

Contact Information:
Sarah Hoge
suspecialprogrammgr@uakron.edu
330-972-7553
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Forums to be held for adult learners Jan. 26
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Bring your lunch or dinner to these adult forums to meet other adult learners and to get great information on topics that may concern you as an adult learner. The first forum is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 306 of the Student Union. The topic for this forum will be Adult Focus and what it can do for you, the adult learner.

Future Adult Forums are scheduled for:
  • Friday, Feb. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;

  • Wednesday, March 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and

  • Friday, April 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Future topics under consideration are nutrition for the adult learner, staying fit with a busy schedule and methods to combat finals stress. The sessions are open to all UA students, but will be geared toward the adult learner.

For further information, contact Barb Yerian, the adult programs chair, at 330-972-7014 or yerianb@uakron.edu.


Location: Student Union, Room 306

Contact Information:
Barb Yerian
yerianb@uakron.edu
330-645-1316


Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
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Videoconference on job searches for international students Jan. 26
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Center for Career Management will rebroadcast a videoconference that provides job-search tips for international students from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 26 in the Simmons Hall Auditorium, Room 111. The session was first broadcast in September. During the videoconference, authorities will present real-world prospects for international students and will cover the following topics:
  • When and how to start the job search

  • Internships and other work experiences

  • Networking

  • Identifying employers who might consider people from one’s country

  • Contacting potential employers in a positive manner

  • Selling strengths and minimizing weaknesses

  • Understanding visa issues

  • Practical training and H-1B visas

  • Getting help when needed
Sign-up is required. Please contact the Center for Career Management at (330) 972-7747 or uaccm@uakron.edu to reserve your spot!


Location: Simmons Hall Auditorium (Room 111)

Contact Information:
Center for Career Management
uaccm@uakron.edu
330-972-7747
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Circle K International to hold introductory meeting Jan. 26
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Come find out what Circle K is all about at The University of Akron.

Join us at our meeting at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 26 in the Student Union, Room 310, and see for yourself what this dynamic, community-service-oriented organization is planning to do this semester. Plus, at the meeting we will hold a drawing for a prize among all in attendance.


Location: Student Union, Room 310

Contact Information:
Mark A. Butzier
civilchevy4x4@yahoo.com
419-463-0738


Sponsored by: Circle K International

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Explore a legal career at Pre-Law Club's Spring Social
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Thinking about a career in law? Then please come to the Pre-Law Club's Spring Social at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 in the Student Union, Room 316. We will have all-you-can-eat pizza and soda for only $1 per person, and you can learn about our exciting leadership opportunities, our speaker series and our LSAT-prep seminars — all of which will benefit pre-law students. The social will also provide an excellent opportunity to meet the club's officers and to learn more about the club and a legal career.

For more information, please visit our Web page below, or contact Holly Johnston at hej3@uakron.edu.


Location: Student Union, Room 316

Sponsored by: Pre-Law Club

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Black United Students to hold icebreaker Jan. 27
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Black United Students is an organization that works to enhance the awareness of minority students on campus. With many events planned for the spring semester, we are inviting interested students to join our organization. The first meeting will be at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 27 in Ballroom A of the Student Union. Mark your calendars! We hope to see you.

Location: Student Union Ballroom A

Contact Information:
Amber Payden
amjam498@yahoo.com
330-329-8297


Sponsored by: Black United Students
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Free coffee and juice for commuters on Jan. 27
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Commuters are invited to the Commuter Lounge, located on the first floor of the Student Union, from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 for free coffee, juice and cookies — a quick and easy breakfast on the way to class. The event, called "Good Morning Commuters," is co-sponsored by the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Location: Commuter Lounge

Contact Information:
Denise Montanari
dmontanari@uakron.edu
330-972-2374
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"The Apprentice" on big screen in the Student Union
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Tired of watching reality shows on your small TV screen? Come see your favorite reality show "The Apprentice" every Thursday (starting January 27 at 9:00 p.m.) in the Student Union Theatre. Admission is free and concessions will be available. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to see who will become the next apprentice.

Location: Student Union Theatre

Contact Information:
Sarah Hoge
suspecialprogrammgr@uakron.edu
330-972-7553
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Winter backpacking trip to Oil Creek State Park
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A winter backpacking trip to Oil Creek State Park in western Pennsylvania is being planned for January 29-30. We will leave Saturday morning at 7:30 and return Sunday evening around 6:00. We will hike a 12-mile loop, doing 6 miles each day. On Saturday night, we will stay in Adirondack-style shelters. The maximum number of participants is nine.

To participate, you must have taken the introduction to backpacking seminar, and you must have appropriate clothing. All technical equipment will be provided. Registration is required by January 24. Cost for students is $59.00.


Location: SRWC

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Institute to honor top business plans from students
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The University of Akron's Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies will award more than $10,000 in prizes at its fourth-annual Business Plan Competition in April.

All University of Akron undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to compete in the contest. Business plans completed by teams of no more than five students should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 18.

Winners will be announced at an event to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at the Martin University Center. The keynote speaker will be local entrepreneur James McCready. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Students can submit a business plan to Dr. Todd Finkle, director of the Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, by e-mail. For more information on the competition, call ext. 8479 or visit this site on the Web.
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Study trip to India
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The History Department will be offering students the opportunity to travel to India to experience firsthand its culture, learn its history and witness its economic development. If you have ever wanted to experience the thrill of traveling and to view the exotic, this trip is for you. Not only will you gain memories that will last a lifetime, but you will also earn credit toward your college degree.

If you are interested, attend an orientation from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 in the Polsky Building, Room 402.


Location: History Department

Contact Information:
M. Sumitra
sumitrm@uakron.edu
330-972-7007
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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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