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This Week's News:
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Applications for summer aid available now
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University to help future grads prepare for job search
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University ready for playoff traffic at Rhodes Arena
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Get your parking permit online
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Photos of student groups needed for yearbook
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Donate food to offset library fines this month
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Give advice to new students
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Annual recruitment for University Ambassadors
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Deadline extended for ASG Senate applications
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Are you the next "Underground idol?"
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Register now for intramural basketball
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Register your team now for intramural dodgeball
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Pre-Law Post now available
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'Macbeth' on stage at Daum Theatre
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Open-mic night tonight at Starbucks
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Office of Accessibility workshop on academic success
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This week's Zippy Reward: milk and Italian bread
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Diversity Week activities across campus
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The Society of Physics Students is looking for new members
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Hunger banquet to illustrate world poverty
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Orientation for tropical field zoology course in Florida
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Speaker to discuss Web application security
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Akron's biggest game show returns on Tuesday
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'American Idol' on the big screen in the Student Union
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Metalsmithing students to hold food sale
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Meet Stan Silverman, dean of Summit College
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Probation officers to speak to Pre-Law Club
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Director of student financial aid to speak
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Conquer your anxiety toward math
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CEO to discuss his UA roots and business success
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See 'The OC' on the big screen
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Bowl 40 frames for half-off on Thursdays in the Student Union
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Final week to apply for leadership awards
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UA Opera Theatre presents 'Albert Herring'
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H.O.L.A. to present Latin dance lessons
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Workshop will sharpen your problem-solving skills
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Seniors: Get your picture taken for the yearbook
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Ice cream front-runners Ben and Jerry to speak at UA
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Palm readings in the Student Union
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Game show 'Totally 80's' to offer prizes
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Graduate students to elect leaders
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Entrepreneurial teams to present winning plans
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Discussion on being gay in the Greek system
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Alpha Phi to hold a male beauty pageant
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Applications for summer aid available now
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Summer aid applications for 2005 are available now in the Simmons Hall lobby. You also may download an application from our Web site.

Students must have both a Summer Aid Application and a 2005-06 FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office in order to receive aid for the summer.

The deadline to submit Summer Aid Applications is June 10. Call the Office of Student Financial Aid at 330-972-7032 if you have additional questions.


Location: Simmons Hall Lobby

Sponsored by: Office of Student Financial Aid, Simmons Hall
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University to help future grads prepare for job search
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Did you know that the Center for Career Management . . .
  • Brings employers to campus to interview students?
  • Has a complete online package to help you create a profile, upload your resume and apply for jobs across the United States?
  • Provides resume and cover-letter reviews, job-search strategy consultations, mock interviews and the services of trained career professionals?
  • Provides programs and workshops for you to polish your career skills?
To set up your own ZipProfessional account for your job search or to take advantage of any of our services, make an appointment with a trained career professional by contacting the Center for Career Management in 301 Simmons Hall at 330-972-7747 or by sending an e-mail to uaccm@uakron.edu.


Location: 301 Simmons Hall

Contact Information:
Center for Career Management
uaccm@uakron.edu
330-972-7747


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University ready for playoff traffic at Rhodes Arena
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Rhodes Arena will host high school basketball playoff games at 7 p.m. March 9-10, and at 7:30 p.m. March 12. The Athletics Department has been working to ensure that those attending the games have a minimal impact on parking, classes and other campus activities on those evenings.

Tournament ticket holders will be directed to park in the East Campus Parking Deck and on the surface lots south of Carroll Street near the arena. UA Parking Services has determined that capacity exists to accommodate UA students, employees and game patrons on those nights.

Students who have classes in Rhodes Arena on those evenings are asked to enter the building from the north entrance, adjacent to the Buchtel Commons walkway. Signs to that effect will be posted on doors to the arena.

Parking lots 2 and 8, located near the arena, will close from 5 to 7 p.m. on the three game days.

If you have any questions, call the Athletics Facilities and Operations Office at ext. 6849 or send an e-mail to athfac@uakron.edu.


Location: James A. Rhodes Arena
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Get your parking permit online
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Point. Click. Park.

Don't wait in line to buy your parking permit. Request it online when you schedule classes. The permit will be mailed to you and the fee placed on your student account. Visit the Parking Services Web site for more.


Location: Parking Services
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Photos of student groups needed for yearbook
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The 2005 Tel- Buch yearbook is looking for pictures of student organizations. Any student organization that is interested in being photographed for the Tel-Buch should contact Katie Dudek or Teresa Cantale at the Tel-Buch office. You can also place pictures, CDs of digital images, or meeting dates and times in the Tel-Buch mailbox, which is in the SOuRCe on the first floor of the Student Union.

Location: Student Union Room 53

Contact Information:
Katie Dudek or Teresa Cantale
tbuched@uakron.edu
330-972-8442


Sponsored by: Tel- Buch
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Donate food to offset library fines this month
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University Libraries is running its Food for Fines program during the month of March. This benefits the Akron-Canton Food Bank during the Harvest for Hunger food drive. Students, staff and faculty with late fines may bring in non-perishable food items and receive $1 of credit toward their fines for every food item received. Sorry, this offer cannot be used to pay for lost or unreturned materials. There is no limit on how many food items a patron may bring in. The library will accept food until the end of the month.

Food may be brought to the Circulation Department or Audio Visual Services at Bierce Library or to the Science and Technology Library in Auburn Science Center. Most needed items include peanut butter, tuna fish, soap, infant formula and canned vegetables. Questions may be directed to the Bierce Library Circulation Desk at 330-972-6111.


Location: Bierce and the Science and Tech libraries

Contact Information:
Don Appleby
dappleby@uakron.edu
330-972-6111
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Give advice to new students
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University College is developing a Web site that will offer information and tips helpful to new UA students. We have found that students understand materials better when they are described by their peers. Please take a few moments to type your thoughts on the questions located on this Web page. One sentence is sufficient for each question. Answer as many questions as you’d like!

Answers may be submitted to abs1@uakron.edu. Look for your responses on fye.uakron.edu — The University of Akron's First Year Experience Web site, “The Place to Go to Get in the Know!” — when it goes live next semester!


Location: University College

Contact Information:
Angie Seabeck
abs1@uakron.edu
330-972-7675
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Annual recruitment for University Ambassadors
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Ambassadors are students who have been chosen to represent The University of Akron in all types of settings. The ambassadors have many duties, including:
  • Assist at President's office events
  • Serve as guides for visiting dignitaries
  • Participate in community service projects
  • Assist at commencements and convocations
  • Greet visitors and alumni at football games and pre-game functions
  • Provide assistance at guest speaker events
Being an ambassador is an opportunity to meet and work with other leaders on campus and to interact with people who you might not otherwise meet in the normal course of student life. The annual recruitment for the organization is in progress and we will continue to accept applications up to March 14. The short-listed candidates will be interviewed, the last step in the recruitment process.

The application form is available online.


Location: Alumni Center

Contact Information:
Suneel Battula
bsuneel@uakron.edu
330-289-4901


Sponsored by: The University Ambassadors

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Deadline extended for ASG Senate applications
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There is still time to be a candidate for next year's Associated Student Government Senate. Get involved in undergraduate student government and make a difference! There are still a few spots open for the upcoming student government election; the extended application deadline is noon, Monday, March 7.

ASG Senator is a compensated leadership position. ASG Senators who complete the obligations of their one-year term earn over $1,600.

Applications and additional information is available online at http://www.uakron.edu/asg/newsprojects/

For more information contact: 330-972-7002 or asg@uakron.edu.


Location: ASG Office, Student Union 133

Contact Information:
Associated Student Government
asg@uakron.edu
330-972-7002


Sponsored by: Associated Student Government

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Are you the next "Underground idol?"
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The Department of Student Life, Zips Programming Network, Planet Underground and Alpha Delta Pi sorority have joined to present "Underground Idol" during the first hour of open mic night on March 4 in the Starbucks Coffee House located in the Student Union on the second floor. On March 11, the finale will be held with judges, longer performances and door prizes. The overall winner of "Undergroud Idol" will receive a "Superstar" movie and music package from Planet Underground. For more information and how to register, contact Ben Williams at 330-972-7014.

Location: Student Union Coffeehouse

Contact Information:
Ben williams
suupboard@uakron.edu
330-972-7014


Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network

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Register now for intramural basketball
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Registration will close at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, for intramural basketball, which will play on Monday and Thursday starting March 14. Fees of $40 per team may be paid at the Information Office of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (Room 207). Men’s, women’s and co-rec leagues are forming. Questions concerning participation and league times can be answered at SRWC 140 (Oasis), or by using the contact information below.

Location: OASIS Room 140

Contact Information:
OASIS Office
intramurals@uakron.edu
330-972-6956


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Register your team now for intramural dodgeball
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Sunday evening intramural dodgeball play will begin March 13. Registration for the league will close on Wednesday, March 9. Fees of $10 per team should be paid at the Information Office of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (Room 207).

Questions concerning participation and league times can be answered at Student Recreation and Wellness Center 140 or using the contact information below.


Location: OASIS Room 140

Contact Information:
OASIS
intramurals@uakron.edu
330-972-6956


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Pre-Law Post now available
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The new issue of the Pre-Law Post is now available at http://www3.uakron.edu/prelaw/newsletter.htm. The Pre-Law Post is the Pre-Law Club's monthly online publication dedicated to providing news on the latest in the legal world. Also, we are featuring advice on law school admissions, careers in the legal field and more!

If you are interested in contributing to the Pre-Law Post, please contact Editor-in-Chief Brian Smith for more information.


Contact Information:
Brian Smith
bas20uakron.edu
330-701-1750


Sponsored by: Pre-Law Club

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'Macbeth' on stage at Daum Theatre March 4 - March 12
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Shakespeare's "Macbeth" will be performed at 8 p.m. March 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12, and at 2 p.m. on March 6 in Paul A. Daum Theatre in Kolbe Hall.

The show is being produced by the School of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration and directed by James Slowiak. General admission is $8, but faculty, staff, seniors and students will be admitted for $5.

To learn more, visit the school's Web site.


Location: Paul A. Daum Theatre in Kolbe Hall
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Open-mic night tonight at Starbucks March 4
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tonight (March 4) is your night to take the stage during open-mic night from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at Starbucks Coffee House in the Student Union. You can read poetry or short stories, play a musical instrument, sing karaoke, do a skit or stand-up comedy.

Reserve your 15-minute time slot, available on a first-come basis only, by visiting the Information Center in the Student Union before 7:45 p.m. today. Students, staff and faculty are invited to perform. For questions or more information, please call 330-972-5517.

The Poetry, Prose and Acoustical Jam open-mic nights take place most Friday evenings this semester at Starbucks (exceptions are March 25, April 1, April 22 and May 13).

This program is sponsored by the Department of Student Life and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.


Location: Student Union Starbucks

Contact Information:
Lorri March
lorri@uakron.edu
330-972-5517


Sponsored by: Alpha Delta Pi Sorority

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Office of Accessibility workshop on academic success
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The success of your classroom experience is largely related to your interaction with your instructors and the material presented in the course. Your learning style may be quite different from the teaching style of your instructor. You may wonder how much information (if any) to disclose about your disability. A workshop will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 7 in Simmons Hall 105 to help you
  • understand your learning style;
  • address how to use your accommodations; and
  • learn how best to communicate effectively with instructors.
This workshop is presented by the Office of Accessibility and is offered to help students with disabilities succeed in college. All students, with or without disabilities, are welcome to attend. Please call 330-972-7928 to reserve your place; space is limited.


Location: Simmons Hall, Room 105

Contact Information:
Mandy Warbel
als28@uakron.edu
330-972-7928
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This week's Zippy Reward: milk and Italian bread
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Log into Zippy Rewards to collect your free half gallon of milk and hot Italian bread compliments of Dave's Supermarket at Arlington Road and Exchange Street, just minutes from campus. This great Instant Win reward is available March 7-20.

Location: www.zippyrewards.net

Contact Information:
Zip Card Office
zipcard@uakron.edu
330-972-5637
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Diversity Week activities across campus March 7 - March 11
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Diversity Week will be observed March 7-11 on campus with the following events:

ALL WEEK: The UA Barnes & Noble campus bookstore will offer 20 percent off books related to Diversity Week.

MONDAY, MARCH 7
Diversity Week Opening Ceremony
Student Union: Starbucks Coffee House, 11 to 11:15 a.m.
UA President Luis Proenza will help to kick of Diversity Week by dialoguing with the campus and encouraging individuals and groups to participate and embrace diversity not only this week, but every day.

Anna Maria: Guitarist
Student Union: Starbucks Coffee House, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Anna Maria is known the world over for her classical and flamenco guitar skills. Her combination of lovely vocals and her lifelong dedication to Spanish guitar and music has helped her ultimate goal of teaching and preserving an important part of Spanish Heritage.

BaFa' BaFa' – A Cross Cultural Stimulation
Honors Complex Room 92, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
BaFa’ BaFa’ is a cultural simulation game in which two unique cultures are created. Through interaction, the two different cultures must learn to overcome their differences and their feeling of culture shock and try to understand each other. This game helps to breakdown stereotypes and fosters an appreciation of different cultures.

Blind Date
Grant Penthouse, 9 p.m.
This 70’s style dating game show will include choosing a relationship based on things other than physical appearances. The questions that will be asked will cover a wide array of traditional and non-traditional diversity topics, including religion, major, socioeconomic status, age, etc.

TUESDAY MARCH 8
Celebrating Beautiful Bodies
Martin Luther King Room: Buckingham Center, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
How does one define a beautiful body? Celebrate diversity in beauty with members of the Counseling, Testing and Career Center

Game show: “What’s the Big Deal About Diversity?”
Student Union: Ballroom C, 7 to 9 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the fun and informative campus game show “What’s the Big Deal?” is back. Hosted by campus Renaissance Man Ben Williams, the show will be a fun competition that will focus on garnering a deeper and more meaningful understanding of diversity. All events will offer prizes such as gift certificates to local stores and several grand prizes. Don’t miss it!

The Game of Life
Gallucci Common Room, 9 p.m.
"The Game of Life" is an interactive program which helps people experience stereotypes from all different cultures and backgrounds.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
Music from India
Student Union: Starbucks Coffee House, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Balu, a native of India, will play traditional Indian instruments that are seldom heard outside of India. He will also teach about the instruments and their significance to Indian culture as he plays. Attending this event will be a real treat since it may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and hear such rare music.

Girls and Women of the West Virginia Mine Wars
Martin University Center, 3 to 5 p.m.
Diane Gilliam Fisher will read poems from her new book, Kettle Bottom. After the reading a panel of local scholars will discuss contexts for the poetry in history, culture and current events. Refreshments.

Women and Leadership
Student Union: Room 335, 7 to 9 p.m.
College presidents, university provost, school superintendent and executive director. These are the diverse positions of leadership today’s women occupy. This diverse panel will discuss the role each panel member’s gender, ethnicity and race play in her personal leadership style. Refreshments. On the Web: Details about the panel.

Disability Scavenger Hunt
Brown Street Lounge, 8 p.m.
This scavenger hunt will allow your team to compete for a prize while experiencing vision problems, mobility problems, a learning disability, and other situations. Your completion of the tasks will lead you closer to the prize while making you aware of the difficulties someone with a disability may have completing, what seems to others to be, an "everyday task."

Know Your Role
Spanton Hall Lobby, 8 p.m.
Dealing with gender roles and stereotypes, men women will battle in “typical male roles” and “typical female roles.” There will be contests that include tying a necktie, ironing a shirt, sewing a button, identifying tools, etc.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10
Godzilla v. the Smog Monster: A World of Diversity
Student Union, Room 300 (Study Lounge), noon to 1:15
Dr. Brenda Marina of University College will talk about hurt feelings and mistaken assumptions that are due to communication problems across cultures. How do these problems affect relationships? Students will see and discuss practical ways to improve cultural understanding and communication skills. Light refreshments will be served.

LGBT Issues on Campus
Student Union, Room 306, 2 p.m.
This program will include an overview of issues affecting the personal, academic and career development of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students on campus. Emphasis will be placed on attending the specific needs of LGBT students, and working to create an affirming and supportive environment on campus for the LGBT community. Students and staff are welcome to attend.

Beyond Words Museum
Orr Hall Lounge , 6 to 8 p.m.
Experience what different cultures and groups have faced throughout history. The museum will place you in the middle of those experiences and challenge your thinking.

Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall
Student Union Theatre, 7 to 9 p.m.
Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall is professor of Women’s Studies and Founding Director of the Women’s Research Center at Spelman College and adjunct associate professor in Women’s Studies at Emory. She has lectured and published several books on African-American women’s roles, contributions and images throughout American History.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11
Band: Brady’s Leap
Starbucks Coffeehouse, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Brady’s Leap is a band of poets and teachers at Youngstown State University who have joined to celebrate the music of language. They play original music, poems set to music, and traditional Celtic and folk ballads newly arranged. To every tune, they bring a passion for the life of sound and word.

HOLA Latin Dance Lessons
Kolbe Hall: Room 301, 4 to 5 p.m.
Learn how to dance the salsa and merengue. Singles or couples welcome. $3 for non-members.

WEEKLONG EVENTS:
Tuesday, March 8 and Friday, March 11
Student Union Theatre, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Office of Accessibility, the UA Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator, and the Student Union will show the following films:
  • 11 a.m. to noon — "Across the Nation" (60 min.) By telling the stories of three people with disabilities and their struggle for equal rights under the law, this film draws a powerful parallel between the efforts of disability rights activists and the civil rights struggle of the 1960s.
  • 12:01 p.m. to 12:27 p.m. — "Ten Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities" (26 min.) Humorous vignettes provide insight into disability etiquette awareness and give suggestions for effectively interacting with people who are deaf, blind, use wheelchairs, or have speech impairment.
  • 12:28 p.m. to 1:17 p.m. — "A Culture Undiscovered: The Impact of Learning Disabilities on Racially and Ethnically Diverse Students" (49 min.) This video explores the experiences college students with learning disabilities from diverse racial and/or ethnic backgrounds encounter in their daily lives.
  • 1:18 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. — "ADD: The Race Inside My Head" (32 min.) This video focuses on Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in the college. Feel free to come and go as you please.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call 330-972-7928

The Residence Life and Housing’s Diversity Committee will provide educational information at each service desk during Diversity Week. Each day will feature educational info about a different “-ism” that exists in our society such as ageism and sexism.

Stop by the Student Union Barnes & Noble campus bookstore to sign the Diversity Pledge against Hate.

Check out the Office of Accessibility’s version of Hollywood Stars located in Simmons Hall and in the Student Union Game Room windows.


Contact Information:
Lorri March
lorri@uakron.edu
330-972-5517
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The Society of Physics Students is looking for new members
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The University of Akron Society of Physics Students is welcoming for new members. Membership is free and open to all majors, not just those in physics. Learn more at the SPS Web site or attend our next meeting at 1:45 p.m., Monday, March 7, in Ayer Hall 114.

Location: Ayer Hall 114

Contact Information:
Mark Bishop
mdb27@uakron.edu
330-667-2856


Sponsored by: The Society of Physics Students

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Hunger banquet to illustrate world poverty March 7
7:00 pm
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Come to the Hunger Banquet and learn about hunger and poverty in the world. Play an active role during the program by eating food according to your "class." Come for a free meal and a great learning experience!

Location: Student Union Ballroom B

Contact Information:
Elizabeth Barber
eab22@uakron.edu
330-972-7014


Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
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Orientation for tropical field zoology course in Florida March 8
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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The Biology Department is offering a course in the Florida Keys during summer session I. If you are interested, attend an orientation at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Room G01 in the Biology Department in the Auburn Science and Engineering Center. Interest in this class has been substantial, and class size is limited. Class slots may have to be assigned by lottery, and a $100 deposit is required at registration. For details, send an e-mail to Dr. Richard Londraville, rlondra@uakron.edu, or Dr. Peter Niewiarowski, phn@uakron.edu.

Location: ASEC G01

Contact Information:
Richard Londraville
londraville@uakron.edu
330-972-7151


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Speaker to discuss Web application security March 8
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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SecureState owner Ken Stasiak, a UA alumnus, will discuss Web application security — a major focus of his company — at the next meeting of the Society for Information Technology and E-Business (S.I.T.E.) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 in the College of Business Administration, Room 101. With Security being likely the pre-eminent need in information technology, this will be a very worthwhile meeting for all. Beyond the meeting, Stasiak will talk about the possibility of training 10 to 12 students in the basics of information security.

Refreshments will be offered. S.I.T.E. is a student organization open to University of Akron students of all majors who have an interest in information technology and where it is headed in the future.


Location: CBA 101

Contact Information:
Kevin Kowalski
kpk3@uakron.edu
216-407-3208


Sponsored by: SITE

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Akron's biggest game show returns on Tuesday March 8
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Come on down to Akron’s biggest game show, "What’s the Big Deal?" to be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8 in the Student Union Ballroom on the third floor.

Contestants will be invited to come on down and play world-renowned games for fabulous prizes like games, CDs, DVDs, gift certificates, and may even have a chance to play for a big prize worth at least $200!

Everyone in the audience will have a chance to win, and you don’t need to know lots of trivia — just come out and play! For more information, call Zips Programming Network at 330-972-7014. Come on down - 'cause you may just be a winner!


Location: Student Union Ballroom

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network

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'American Idol' on the big screen in the Student Union March 8 - March 9
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Come see who will be the next American Idol every Tuesday at 8 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. Admission is free, so don't miss out!

Location: Student Union Theatre

Contact Information:
Sarah Hoge
suspecialprogrammg@uakron.edu
330-972-7553
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Metalsmithing students to hold food sale March 9
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The advanced metalsmithing class will hold a food sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 in the atrium at Folk Hall. There will be a variety of items for sale, including coffee. Proceeds will go toward our trip to the Society of North American Goldsmiths' national conference in June.

Location: Folk Hall, in the upper atrium
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Meet Stan Silverman, dean of Summit College March 9
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Stan Silverman, dean of the University's Summit College, will discuss diverse topics like psychology, education and his family at noon, Wednesday, March 9, in the Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Student Union. The talk is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be offered, and an Akron hoodie will be raffled off.

The talk is being coordinated by the Department of Student Life, Barnes & Noble bookstore, the Center for Career Management and the Department of Psychology.


Location: Barnes & Noble bookstore, Student Union

Contact Information:
Stephanie Myers
sugradasst3@uakron.edu
330-972-7012
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Probation officers to speak to Pre-Law Club March 9
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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If you are interested in studying law, or if you are already a law student unsure of what you will do after graduation, The Pre-Law Club invites you to join us in welcoming Anthony Ingram and Jeff Sturmi, probation officers in charge of Akron's Mental Health and Drug Court to our campus for a seminar at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in Student Union 316. Ingram and Sturmi will discuss the importance and benefits of working in their fields and explain the purpose and accomplishments of Akron's Mental Health and Drug Courts.

Non-club members will be charged $1 admission; you may instead choose to join the club and only owe a $5 membership fee for the Spring semester.

For more information on this or any of our spring events, please contact Pre-Law Club President Holly Johnston at hej3@uakron.edu.

Location: 316 Student Union

Sponsored by: Pre-Law Club

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Director of student financial aid to speak March 9
3:15 pm
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Students are invited to attend the next meeting of the Auxiliary Services Advisory Team at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in Robertson Cafe. The director of student financial aid will be on hand to answer questions about financial aid.

Any questions? Send an e-mail to asat@uakron.edu.


Location: Robertson Cafe

Contact Information:
Kimmberly Anderson
asat@uakron.edu
330-972-7803


Sponsored by: Associated Student Government
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Conquer your anxiety toward math March 9
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
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Can you conquer your math anxieties? Come to the second workshop on this topic. If you missed the first one, there is still time to change your attitude toward math. These are free, 50-minute sessions to help you use your own learning modes and develop realistic goals for yourself. This workshop will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Student Union, Room 312. This workshop is free and open to all.

Location: Student Union, Room 312

Contact Information:
Bonnie Filer
bf@uakron.edu
330-972-7086
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CEO to discuss his UA roots and business success March 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Bruce O. Bowers, president and CEO of TRC Industries Inc., will present "The Will to Endure" at noon, Thursday, March 10, in the Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Student Union. After more than a dozen years working his way through UA night classes, Bowers graduated and went on to establish many successful business ventures. Voted Small Business Person of the Year in 1990 and a Frank L. Simonetti Award Winner in 1994, Bowers has a legacy of hard work and leadership. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: Barnes & Noble bookstore lounge

Contact Information:
Deborah Gwin
gwin@uakron.edu
330-972-5793


Sponsored by: UA Adult Focus
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See 'The OC' on the big screen March 10
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Come watch the best show on TV — "The OC" — on the big screen! Every Thursday night, the Student Union Theatre will show "The OC" at 8 p.m. Admission is free, so don't miss the chance to watch the drama unfold.

Location: Student Union Theatre

Contact Information:
Sarah Hoge
suspecialprogrammgr@uakron.edu
330-972-7553
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Bowl 40 frames for half-off on Thursdays in the Student Union
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Throughout March, you can bowl a 40-frame game in the Student Union Game Room for half-off the regular price. The deal applies on Thursdays only for the rest of the month. Your Zip Card must be present to receive the deal.

Location: Student Union Game Room

Contact Information:
Sarah Hoge
suspecialprogrammgr@uakron.edu
330-972-7553
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Final week to apply for leadership awards
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Please take a few minutes to read though the variety of awards we have to offer students on April 22 at the All Campus Recognition and Celebration.

Applications may be picked up in the SOuRCe (Room 130 of the Student Union) or you can download one. Applications are due March 11.

Descriptions of the following awards are online:
A-Key Award (New Blue and Gold categories)
Alumni Student Recognition Award
Creativity Award
Diversity Programming Award
Exceptional Civic Engagement (New Award)
Mortar Board Pioneer Award
Most Outstanding Member
Most Outstanding Officer
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
Office of Multicultural Development Diversity Award
Outstanding Co-Curricular Advisor Award
Outstanding Freshman Involvement Award
Outstanding Junior Award
Outstanding Senior Award
Outstanding Sophomore Award
Phi Eta Sigma Student's Choice Award
Rupert Latture Memorial Award
Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

Applicants will be invited to the All-Campus Recognition and Celebration on Friday, April 22. If you have questions about the award applications or the All Campus Recognition and Celebration, please contact Lorri March, Department of Student Life, 330-972-5517 or lorri@uakron.edu.


Location: The SOuRCe

Contact Information:
Lorri March
lorri@uakron.edu
330-972-5517


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UA Opera Theatre presents 'Albert Herring'
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The powers that be in a turn-of-the-century English village want a virgin queen for their May Festival, but have to settle for a virtuous young man, Albert Herring. The UA School of Music’s spring opera is again part of the Kulas Series, this time with Benjamin Britten’s comic and satirical masterpiece. Directed by Alfred Anderson with conductor Samuel Gordon and the UA Symphony Orchestra, this UA Opera Theatre production features the UA School of Music’s talented students and guest artists. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13. Call 330-972-7590 for ticket information.

Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall
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H.O.L.A. to present Latin dance lessons March 11
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Come and join us for an hour of Latin Dance Lessons provided by H.O.L.A. (Hispanics Organized by Language and Friendship).

Don't miss this opportunity to learn beginning Salsa, Merengue, and more. Lessons are free for registered and paid H.O.L.A. members, everyone else pays just $2 per lesson.

No dance experience is necessary, and you don't need a dance partner. Just come, dance, meet new people and have fun! The lesson will be provided on Friday, March 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Kolbe Hall, Room 301.

For more info about H.O.L.A. and how to become a member, please visit http://www.uakron.edu/hola/ and for questions e-mail us at hola@uakron.edu.


Location: Kolba Hall, Room 301

Contact Information:
Christina Stertzbach
hola@uakron.edu
330-972-2582


Sponsored by: H.O.L.A.

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Workshop will sharpen your problem-solving skills March 12
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Tau Beta Pi is hosting a workshop in analytical problem solving from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in Student Union 316. The facilitator will be teaching processes and tools for solving challenging problems in a team setting.

The Tau Beta Pi Engineering Futures Program was established to provide interpersonal skills for engineering students. This is accomplished through the presentation of sessions on campus by former Tau Bates who are trained in the material.

The workshop is open to all students. Please reserve a seat by sending an e-mail to akronTBP@lycos.com by Monday, March 7.


Location: Student Union 316

Sponsored by: Tau Beta Pi

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Seniors: Get your picture taken for the yearbook
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All graduating seniors in December, May, or summer are eligible to have a free senior picture in the 2005 Tel-Buch yearbook. Upcoming senior picture dates are:
Monday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16 from 10 a.m to 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Pictures taken will automatically appear in the 2005 yearbook.

To make an appointment call 1-800-969-1338 ext. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit carlwolfstudio.com (username: Akron and password: 0042)


Location: Student Union, Room 314

Contact Information:
Katie Dudek or Teresa Cantale
tbuched@uakron.edu
330-972-8442


Sponsored by: Tel-Buch
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Ice cream front-runners Ben and Jerry to speak at UA March 14
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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Don't forget to get your tickets to hear ice cream industry front-runners Ben and Jerry when they speak at The University of Akron at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 14 in E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. They will present an entertaining lecture titled, "An Evening of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility, and Radical Business Philosophy." Their lecture is a part of UA's Forum Speaker Series. Student tickets are $4 and nonstudent tickets are $8. They are available now at the Thomas Hall box office, 330-972-7570.

Ice cream will be served free of charge!

The talk is sponsored by Zips Programming Network and the University of Akron Honors Program.


Location: EJ Thomas Hall

Contact Information:
Jared Miller
kingmilvis@aol.com
330-972-7014


Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network and the University of Akron Honors Program
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Palm readings in the Student Union March 15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Stop by the Student Union atrium from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, to visit a palm and tarot-card reader for free. The activity, coordinated by the Zips Programming Network, is a good opportunity to meet other commuter students and to find out more about events on campus. Hope to see you there!

Location: Student Union atrium

Contact Information:
Rachel Messenger
Rbm4@uakron.edu
330-972-7014


Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
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Game show 'Totally 80's' to offer prizes March 22
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Akron’s favorite game show is back…bigger and better than ever! It’s time for "Survey Says 3: Totally 80’s" at 7 p.m. March 22 in the Student Union Ballroom. Once again, 16 teams will have a chance to battle it out for a $350 prize package- with additional prizes for the team with the loudest cheering section, spunkiest team, and best dressed team. And of course, lots of door prizes, mini games and more! So, if you are interested in playing the game, pick up a form from the Zips Programming Network office in the Student Union located on the first floor in SOuRCe (across from the Game Room). For more information, call us at 330-972-7014. Survey Says…have fun!

Location: Student Union Ballroom

Contact Information:
Ben Williams
suupboard@uakron.edu
330-927-7014


Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network

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Graduate students to elect leaders
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From March 21-25, graduate students will have the opportunity to run for president of Graduate Student Government. The individual receiving the most votes will be president for the 2005-06 school year, and the runner-up will be named executive vice president.

Once elected, the president must appoint the rest of the executive board, pending approval from the executive vice president. Individuals interested in executive board positions should submit letters of intent and their resumes to the president, who will then select the board members.

Responsibilities of the President include but are not limited to: holding a seat on Graduate Faculty Council, holding GSG meetings, assist in the planning of the Conference for Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research, and appointing students to the Board of Trustees.

Individuals wishing to run must send letters of intent and their resumes to Stacey Buckshaw via campus mail to the Institute for Health and Social Policy (+1915) or by e-mail at slg16@uakron.edu by Friday, March 11. Note: All candidates must maintain good academic standing.


Contact Information:
Stacey Buckshaw
slg16@uakron.edu
330-972-2736


Sponsored by: Graduate Student Government
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Entrepreneurial teams to present winning plans April 2
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Four teams of budding entrepreneurs have been selected in the fourth-annual, university-wide business-plan competition and will present their ideas to a panel of eight judges next month during an event to which you are invited.

The competition is sponsored by UA’s Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. A total amount of $10,000 in prizes will be awarded. According to Dr. Finkle, the director of the business plan competition and the Entrepreneurship Program at UA, “We have changed the competition this year as students can enter the competition with existing businesses. In addition, the undergraduate and graduate divisions have been separated to maintain a competitive environment. We are encouraging the students from all over the University to participate."

The teams will present their plans from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, in the Paul E. Martin University Center. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow. James McCready will speak, as will UA President Dr. Luis M. Proenza.

“Competitions like these give entrepreneurs the opportunity to enhance their visibility, which may lead to eventual financing for their ventures. Our goal is to have academia, industry and government work together to enhance the economic environment of the region, [both] United States and internationally," Finkle added. Students, faculty and the public are invited. It is a great opportunity for students to socialize with members of the corporate world. Plus, students will be eligible to win a variety of gift certificates at the event.

The University of Akron's Entrepreneurship Program was ranked in the top tier of regional schools in entrepreneurship education in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2004 rankings. The ranking in the May 2004 issue has placed UA’s program in the same category as Ball State University, California State University, Fresno, the University of Oregon and others.

For more information about the competition or the UA program, contact:
Vivek Tomer or write to sife.akron@gmail.com.


Location: On campus at the Martin University Center

Contact Information:
Dr. Todd A. Finkle
finklet@uakron.edu
330-972-8479


Sponsored by: The University of Akronís Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

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Discussion on being gay in the Greek system April 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The University of Akron's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Union (LGBTU) and the University's Office of Greek Life will join for a discussion titled "Being Greek and Gay" from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Room 310 of the Student Union. All are invited.

Location: Student Union, Room 310

Contact Information:
Autumn Costigan, vice president, LGBTU
apc7@uakron.edu
330-972-6851


Sponsored by: LGBTU/ Office of Greek Life

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Alpha Phi to hold a male beauty pageant April 15
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Help Alpha Phi raise money to fight cardiac disease by participating in "Mr. University," a male beauty pageant. Any organization interested in participating is welcome! Send an e-mail to Candace (address is below) for more information or to enroll a potential Mr. University! Enrollment deadline is March 21. Enroll now!

Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Candace Kellackey
candacekellackey@gmail.com
330-761-0844


Sponsored by: Alpha Phi
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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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