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"The Elections of 2000" released by The University of Akron Press
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"Arn's War" released by The University of Akron Press
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Today is last day to reserve bus seats for Motor City Bowl.
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Financial Aid office hours over winter break
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Zips women's basketball vs. the Youngstown State Penguins
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Zips women's basketball to face Jacksonville State
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Speed dating January 27
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Research opportunity in Cuba in February
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Because of the holidays, the distribution of Zipmail will change in the coming weeks.

Next week's issue will be sent on Thursday, December 22 instead of Friday, December 23, due to the University being closed December 23-January 1. Please have all submissions in by Tuesday, December 20 at 5 p.m..

Zipmail will not be published the week of December 26 because the University will be closed. (More information about the services available while the University is closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1 is here.)

Zipmail will resume its normal schedule the week of Jan. 2, with distribution planned for Friday, Jan. 6.


Contact Information:
Courtney Wilcoxson
cbw@uakron.edu
330-972-7868
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Parking to be limited on south side of campus
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As the University prepares to break ground for a 460-bed residence hall on East Exchange Street, parking will become less abundant on the south side of campus.

Lot 46 near Gallucci Hall, where the building will be situated, will be closed later this month. In addition, the fenced-in portion of Lot 47 by Folk Hall will be closed starting Monday, Dec. 19. Plans call for much of Lot 47 to be restored when the project is finished in August 2007.

On the Web: A map showing the closed lots (in orange).

Parking Services reports that lots on the east side of campus are generally underused, especially the East Campus Parking Deck (Lot 1) and Lot 9 near Wallaroo residence hall. A list of available lots on campus is here.
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"The Elections of 2000" released by The University of Akron Press
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The year 2000 marked a rare occurrence in North America with national elections taking place in its three major countries — Mexico, Canada and the United States. This extraordinary event is the focus of a new book published by The University of Akron Press. The contributors to this book, whom span national borders and disciplinary boundaries, center their discourse on the increasing integration of the three countries and on the development of a “continental perspective.”

"The Elections of 2000" presents a collection of discussions, reflecting the causes, challenges and consequences of economic, cultural and political assimilation, and offers an in-depth look at the electoral politics of 2000 as well as the national and financial forces that emerged and continue to influence the political future of North America.

“The elections of 2000 revealed the growth of common interests among Mexico, Canada and the United States, and the prospects for greater cultural and economic integration. At the same time, the elections revealed the individuality of each political system, the rivalries among national leaders, and the limits of cooperative policies,” says Anthony DePalma, former bureau chief and correspondent for The New York Times, in his essay “Reluctant Trinity.”

The book is edited by Mary K. Kirtz, professor emeriti of English and director of Canadian studies at UA; Mark J. Kasoff, director of Canadian studies and professor of economics at Bowling Green State University; Rick Farmer, director of committee staff at the Oklahoma House of Representatives; and John C. Green, director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at UA; all of whom were contributors as well.

"The Elections of 2000" has been published by The University of Akron Press for its series on Law, Politics and Society, and is now available. To order this book, visit http://www.uakron.edu/uapress or call (330) 972-6953 or 1-877-UAPRESS. UA students, faculty, staff and alumni receive a 20% discount on purchases from the UA Press.


Location: UA Press--374B Bierce

Contact Information:
Jena Lohrbach
press@uakron.edu
330-972-2795


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"Arn's War" released by The University of Akron Press
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Edward C. Arn’s memoirs of his experience in World War II are the focus of the latest release from The University of Akron Press, Arn’s War: Memoirs of a World War II Infantryman, 1940-1946.

Arn was a highly decorated infantry captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served 42 months of active duty, including almost 11 months in continuous combat. In 1976, with no intention of ever publishing his thoughts, Arn began writing a memoir of these turbulent times as a means to make sense of his wartime activities and to leave a history of his life for his six children and 16 grandchildren. More than 25 years later, Arn was convinced to publish these memoirs.

The book covers five phases of Arn’s Army life — his reason for enlistment, the military training that turned him from a civilian to a soldier, the day-to-day reality of combat, how he met the challenges of battle and found the inner resources to survive, and the war’s enduring legacy in his personal life.

“Arn presents this story in a matter-of-fact, honest voice,” says Jerome Mushkat, editor of the book, who is a University of Akron emeritus professor of History. “He does not glorify war nor offer self-congratulations to embellish his experiences. He realizes that as a front-line soldier, much of the war was beyond his view.”

Arn’s War has been published by The University of Akron Press for its Ohio History and Culture series. To order this book, visit http://www.uakron.edu/uapress or call (330) 972-6953 or 1-877-UAPRESS. UA students, faculty, staff and alumni receive a 20% discount on purchases from the UA Press.


Location: UA Press (374B Bierce)

Contact Information:
Jena Lohrbach
press@uakron.edu
330-972-2795


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Today is last day to reserve bus seats for Motor City Bowl.
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ATTENTION STUDENTS...

Should you wish to ride the bus to the Motor City Bowl game on Dec. 26, please stop by the Rhodes Arena Ticket Office to make a reservation by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16. Reservations will not be accepted after 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16. The cost to ride the bus is $5. Students are limited to 2 bus tickets per student I.D.

Buses will depart from Rhodes Arena at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 26. Please arrive between 8 and 8:30 a.m.

Student Will Call will be located at Gate C of Ford Field. The Will Call window will open at 2 p.m. on the 26th.

Be sure to have your Zip Card with you – you will need it to pick up your tickets.

GO ZIPS! BEAT MEMPHIS.


Location: www.gozips.com

Contact Information:
Kevin Olivett
olivett@uakron.edu
330-972-8291


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Financial Aid office hours over winter break Dec. 19 - Jan. 16
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The Office of Student Financial Aid and Student Employment will be open as follows over winter break:

Week of December 19: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Beginning December 23, the Financial Aid office will be closed until January 2. Additional information is here.

Week of January 2: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Week of January 9: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Week of January 16: Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Normal hours of operation will begin the week of January 23::
Monday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(Except during University holidays and breaks)


Location: Financial Aid - Simmons Hall Lobby
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Zips women's basketball vs. the Youngstown State Penguins Dec. 19
7:00 pm
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Come out and cheer on the Blue and Gold as The University of Akron Zips women’s basketball team hosts the Youngstown State Penguins Monday, December 19, at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. All UA students will be admitted free with their Zip Cards.

Location: James A. Rhodes Arena

Contact Information:
William Jakobiak
wj@uakron.edu
330-972-7848
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Zips women's basketball to face Jacksonville State Dec. 22
2:00 pm
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Take a break from your holiday preparations to cheer on the Zips when The University of Akron women’s basketball team hosts Jacksonville State at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, at the James A. Rhodes Arena.

UA students will be admitted free with their Zip Cards. For more information, call 1-888-99-AKRON.


Location: James A. Rhodes Arena

Contact Information:
William Jakobiak
wj@uakron.edu
330-972-7848
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How to renew financial aid for 2006-2007 Jan. 1
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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Renewal Application Process:

The U.S. Department of Education will send students renewal reminders to complete their FAFSA applications for the new aid year.

Students with valid e-mail addresses on their 2005-2006 FAFSA will receive an e-mail reminder. To ensure that the e-mail is delivered to the user's inbox, enter the originating e-mail address, cpsnotify@cpsemail.ed.gov, in the e-mail account's address book. Students with no e-mail address on their 2005-2006 FAFSA will receive a renewal reminder letter.

You can complete your FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA for 2006-2007 beginning January 1, 2006 online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

The 2006-2007 FAFSA will be used for summer 2006, fall 2006 and spring 2007 terms.

Please feel free to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Student Employment at 330-972-7032 with any questions.


Location: Financial Aid--Simmons Hall Lobby
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Speed dating January 27 Jan. 27
8:00 pm
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Looking for something to do next semester? Mark your calendars for Friday, January 27, 2006! Pi Sigma Epsilon is hosting Speed Dating, as seen on hit movie “Hitch," at POSH Bistro & Night Club to raise money for the Canine for Companions organization.

Ladies over the age of 18 and guys 21 years of age and over are welcome; the cutoff age is 29. This event will include a safe, fun atmosphere for meeting new partners as well as appetizers and raffle prizes -- all for the low investment of $10! So, save your holiday money and find a new companion!

Seating is limited; please make your reservation today. Contact Psespeeddating@yahoo.com for reservations or with your questions.


Location: POSH Night Club

Contact Information:
Sara
psespeeddating@yahoo.com
330-972-6333


Sponsored by: Pi Sigma Epsilon
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Research opportunity in Cuba in February Feb. 15 - Feb. 22
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The H. Kenneth Barker Center for Economic Education at The University of Akron holds one of the few federal licenses available to conduct research in Cuba. The Center will arrange for meetings Feb. 15-22 in Havana that fit participants' research needs. Possible contacts exist within the arts community (painting, dance, music, literature and art) and in the fields of geology (especially related to the hurricane effects of the past year), education, history, etc.

For an educational research example, the Center is planning to conduct research on the Cuban economy and educational pedagogy. The intent is to talk to Cubans about their standard of living and to teachers and principals about the educational system. Dr. Delio Carreras will talk about the Cuban university educational system, and we also are planning to hold group discussions with the Cuban government representative and his guides about their views of the tourist industry.

This is a research-oriented trip and under conditions of the license, only research personnel are allowed to go. Please be sure anyone going on this trip can take part in a research design. We also need participants to agree to allow the Center to use their findings in a federal report to be complied in the spring of 2006. Findings also may be published on the Center's Web site.

The arrangements include:
  • a seven-night stay at a four-star hotel in downtown Old Havana (includes breakfast);
  • two dinners (one at La Torre and other at Dona Carmella);
  • two or three entrance fees to museums, Dr. Delio Carreras at Havana University;
  • round-trip transfers airport – hotel – airport;
  • courier/guide for the group for two or three days; and
  • a day of sightseeing of city and environs including La Vijia (Hemmingway Museum).
The rest we'll explore by foot, since we'll be in downtown Old Havana.

The cost is $1,635. Due to the extraordinary coordination needed to accomplish this trip, air reservations must be confirmed with a non-refundable check of $250 by Thursday, Jan. 5. The remainder of $1,385 is due Thursday, Jan. 12. We have 20 Air Canada seats booked out of Toronto; if there are less than 10 participants, an air-supplement amount will be required.

If you wish to participate, contact Dr. Fred Carr at 330-972-7762 or at fmc1@uakron.edu .


Location: H.K. Barker Center for Economic Education

Contact Information:
Dr. Fred Carr
fmc1@uarkon.edu
330-972-7762
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Your short stories, poems, essays and art are wanted by The Akros Review.
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The Akros Review, The University of Akron's only fiction and poetry review, is now accepting submissions for its 35th volume. We also are accepting essays, black and white photography, sketches, designs and cover art for the publication. Please visit us online for submission requirements at
http://www.3.uakron.edu/english/akros.html or e-mail us at theakrosreview1@uakron.edu for more information.

The deadline for submissions is March 4, so pull out those old poems and short stories over break and do some editing.


Location: Olin Hall

Contact Information:
Brandon Sloan
theakrosreview1@hotmail.com
330-384-0639


Sponsored by: The Akros Review

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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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