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Fuel up during Finals Week!
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UA technology update: system now stable
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Rec Center is temporarily closed
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Sign up for Winter Break checks of your rental by police
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Holiday operations for the Roo Express shuttle
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'Study Union' — extended hours for exam week
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Final Exam Week Computer Based Testing in Bierce Library
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Textbook Rental Returns Reminder
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Happy Holidays from the St. Jude Up ’til Dawn Executive Board!
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Zip Card gift cards are a great present to give or receive!
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UA Men's Chorus performs Dec. 8
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Jingle Jazz, featuring Boston Brass
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Springfest Survey!
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2014-2015 On-Campus Housing Reapplication
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ZTV's Best of the Semester Episodes Now Available!
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Play Guitar Tuesday Evenings!
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Science Olympiad Akron Regional Tournament
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Fuel up during Finals Week! Dec. 9
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Free food, coffee and great places to study all around campus will be offered next week to provide you a stress-free environment as you prepare for your finals. University Libraries, the Student Union, and Dining Services have extended hours and activities for all students. Check them out:

University Libraries

Bierce Library hours:


  • Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.

  • Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.

  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. – midnight

  • Saturday, 9 a.m. – midnight


For a complete list of the Science and Technical Library and Archival Services extended hours, visit University Libraries online.

Student Union

Building Hours:


  • Sunday, noon – 3 a.m.

  • Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.


Free Stuff:

  • Sunday through Wednesday: free snacks will be passed out in the Student Union from 10 to 11 p.m., and free coffee will be available from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.


Dining Services

Rob’s Café will host a Pancake Study Break on Monday from 9 to 11 p.m. The food is free for all students with valid Zip Cards.

Food and drink specials, as well as extended hours, will be offered by Starbucks, Auntie Anne’s, Subway, Union Market and Zee’s Natural during finals week. Check out the Dining Services Finals Week Schedule for a complete list of dining options on campus and their extended hours.

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UA technology update: system now stable Dec. 6 - Dec. 13
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The University of Akron technology network is stable and functioning as it should. We have been able to fix issues and stabilize the technology, including the wired and wireless networks and Springboard.

Given the complexity of our computing environment, it is possible that problems could linger. If you encounter any issues while uisng the University's technology, please contact the Support Desk at 330-972-6888 as soon as possible.

You also can follow our technology services on the IT Status Page: http://www.uakron.edu/it/status/.



Location: Student Union
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Rec Center is temporarily closed Dec. 5 - Dec. 8
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Due to an underground steam line crack, hot water and building heat for the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC), Ocasek Natatorium (ONAT) and Stile Athletics Field House (SAFH) have been shut off to make the necessary repairs. These repairs will affect the following:

  • SRWC – Closed through Sunday, Dec. 8. (The closure may be extended, depending on the progress of the project.)


  • ONAT – The pool will be open. The schedule is available online.


  • HEALTH SERVICES – Health Services, located in the SRWC, will remain open and follow its regular schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


  • SAFH – A large majority of the field house is heated by gas and will operate as normal.


  • As we evaluate the project and weather outlook, we will work to return the facilities to full use as quickly as possible. The Physical Facilities team will be working through the weekend and will keep SRWC staff updated on the progress.

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    Sign up for Winter Break checks of your rental by police
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    For a burglar, student housing around college campuses can be alluring because the burglar knows that many of the homes will be unoccupied at times throughout the year.

    That’s why UA Police and the city police will team up again to make FREE periodic checks of unoccupied student homes in some neighborhoods near campus.

    Registration for the Winter Break checks runs today until Dec. 19.

    Check it out and sign up now.

    Sponsored by: UA Police Department and Off-Campus Student Services

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    Holiday operations for the Roo Express shuttle Dec. 14 - Jan. 10
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    The Roo Express will operate all normal routes through SATURDAY, Dec. 14. Only the Weekend Circulator route will run on SUNDAY, Dec. 15. There will be no routes running to Dave's Supermarket or Highland Square on Dec. 15.

    All Roo Express shuttle service ends for the holiday break at midnight on SUNDAY, Dec. 15. Only buses reserved for special events will be running during the holiday break; these buses will not be available to the general campus community.

    Roo Express operations will return to normal on FRIDAY, Jan. 10, with the published Spring Semester routes.


    Location: UA Main Campus

    Contact Information:
    Parking and Transportation Services
    parking@uakron.edu
    330-972-7213


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    'Study Union' — extended hours for exam week Dec. 4 - Dec. 11
    9:00 pm - 3:00 am
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    The Student Union is open until 3 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday of exam week for "Study Union." Free coffee and snacks will be available 11 p.m to 3 a.m.

    Starbucks is open until 11 p.m. From 8 to 11 p.m., get a tall drip coffee for $1.

    Subway is open until 1 a.m.

    Stop by the Information Center or check the Student Union webpage: http://www.uakron.edu/studentunion/study-union.dot for a complete schedule of "Study Union" food specials.


    Location: Student Union

    Contact Information:
    Beth Waltrip
    waltrip@uakron.edu
    330-972-7935


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    Final Exam Week Computer Based Testing in Bierce Library Dec. 9 - Dec. 13
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    Additional testing space will be available in Bierce Library Room 279 during final exam week for testing regularly scheduled in Schrank Hall North Room152. Check with your instructor to see if you will be able to take your final exam in Bierce Room 279 (instead of Schrank Hall). Visit the testing lab website ( http://www.uakron.edu/testing ) for testing hours in Bierce Room 279 and Schrank Hall North Room 152.

    Location: Bierce Room 279

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    Textbook Rental Returns Reminder Dec. 2 - Dec. 14
    9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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    PLEASE REMEMBER TO RETURN YOUR RENTAL TEXTBOOKS BEFORE LEAVING CAMPUS!

    Location: Bookstores

    Contact Information:
    Patrick Duff
    bksakron@bncollege.com
    330-972-7624


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    Happy Holidays from the St. Jude Up ’til Dawn Executive Board! Dec. 9
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    The executive board would like to wish everyone a happy and safe winter break!

    Don’t forget! Just because classes are not in session, that doesn’t mean you cannot continue to raise funds. Please be sure to keep the kids in mind this holiday season and add to your holiday wish list donations to your profile online to get you closer to your minimum goal of $100 per team member!

    Before we know it, the main event on Feb. 7 will be here and we can all come together to celebrate the amazing work we have done to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the executive board through e-mail or social media!

    Here is something fun from the kids!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ34DSTjsLQ&feature=share&list=PLdkj6XH8GYPS_995T5ePH2Y7L6e7pbBvv


    Location: University of Akron

    Sponsored by: St. Jude Up 'til Dawn
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    Zip Card gift cards are a great present to give or receive! Dec. 6
    6:00 am - 6:01 am
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    Gift cards are always available at our Zip Card offices. Choose from a variety of different Dining Services locations, or get one card for all dining locations. These on-campus cards make a great holiday gift for co-workers or instructors.

    Stop by one of our Zip Card offices today: Honors Complex 142, Simmons Hall 106, or Polsky Building, third floor (food court level), and pick up some holiday gift cards. www.uakron.edu/zipcard



    Location: Zip Card Offices

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    UA Men's Chorus performs Dec. 8 Dec. 8
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    UA Men’s Chorus
    Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m.
    UA School of Music
    Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave.

    UA Men’s Chorus presents its program: "Journeys of an Akron Man," directed by Zack Richards and accompanied on piano by Angelica Fulop.

    The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-972-8301 or e-mail concerts@uakron.edu.


    Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave.
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    Jingle Jazz, featuring Boston Brass Dec. 15
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m.
    E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St.

    Wrap a lovely jazzy bow around the holidays with the highly acclaimed Boston Brass, joined by trumpeter Jack Schantz, pianist Joe Augustine and musical merry-makers from the UA School of Music.

    Kulas Concert Series: $12 general admission, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with Zip Cards. For more information call 330-972-7570 or visit www.uaevents.com.


    Location: E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St.
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    Springfest Survey!
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    Undergraduate Student Government wants to hear from YOU!

    In an effort to better serve you, the students, please take a quick survey about events you would like to see at SpringFest 2014.

    This information will be used to best serve you in the very near future, and provide you with fun events at SpringFest!

    You can find the survey at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CTj4t15W03n6bAIH_L6pytJ_M7XHZ1KDkwfTlJHEIW4/viewform.


    Location: Student Union Room 133

    Sponsored by: Undergraduate Student Government
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    2014-2015 On-Campus Housing Reapplication
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    Current UA students who are interested in living on-campus for the 2014-2015 academic year should apply for housing now! Students who apply before the end of fall semester will be permitted to select their bed space BEFORE new freshmen are assigned. Reserve your bed space now!

    Please contact Residence Life and Housing for more information about access to the housing application by calling 330-972-7800 or e-mailing reslife@uakron.edu.
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    Location: Ritchie Hall
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    ZTV's Best of the Semester Episodes Now Available! Dec. 9 - Dec. 13
    2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    ZTV is The University of Akron's Emmy Award Winning Student Made Television Station!

    Our final episodes contain the best of each episode throughout the semester!

    Our Programs Include:

    2:30 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.- Light's, Camera, Akron: News that UA Students can use
    3:00 P.M. & 8:30 P.M.- ZTV Sports Report: Everything Zips Athletics for UA Fans
    3:30 P.M. & 9:00 P.M.- Akron After Hours: Emmy Award Winning Sketch Comedy
    4:00 P.M. & 9:30 P.M.- Goofing Off!: Anything Geek Pop Culture, and Game and Movie Reviews

    ZTV: Make Media, Make a Difference


    Location: ZTV Channel 45.1 or Ztvakron.com

    Sponsored by: ZTV

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    Play Guitar Tuesday Evenings! Jan. 13 - May 4
    6:05 pm - 7:45 pm
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    Guitar Styles (18981)
    7500 368-801
    2 credit

    Take a fun class this Spring!
    All levels welcome! All you need is a guitar!
    Learn the basics of Blues, Fingerstyle, Folk, Jazz and Rock.

    Tuesdays 6:05pm-7:45pm

    Instructor: James Marron


    Location: Guzzetta Hall room 137

    Contact Information:
    James E Marron
    marron@uakron.edu
    330-285-6616
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    Science Olympiad Akron Regional Tournament March 15
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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    Volunteers needed for Science Olympiad Tournament

    The University will host the Akron Regional Science Olympiad Tournament on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Local high school and middle school students will be on campus all-day competing for a chance to qualify for the State Tournament in April 2014.

    Volunteers are needed to help lead or assist with the 46 events that begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering a few hours of time for this event, please contact Laurel Lohrey at LLohrey@uakron.edu or ext. 8178

    ALSO: We're looking for a room with a high, unobstructed ceiling for our helicopter competition. Please send recommendations to LLohrey@uakron.edu. Thank you.


    Location: many sites around campus

    Contact Information:
    Laurel Lohrey
    LLohrey@uakron.edu
    330-972-8178


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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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