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Zip Card updates
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Rob's Express Convenience store now open at 7:00 a.m. weekdays
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ASG Freshman Senator applications due September 12
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Conversation Partners Program
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Comedian Daniel Tosh
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Latest blockbuster at Student Union Theatre
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Panhellenic Formal Recruitment Fall 2003
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Volleyball hosts Zips Invitational
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Workshops to help students improve computer skills
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UA Men's Soccer team's first home game
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Focus on Success workshops for new and continuing adult learners
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UA Zips license plates available now
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Zip Card updates
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FREE Zip Card booklets are now available at:

*Student Union Zip Card office
*Polsky Building at DocuZIP
*Robertson Cafe at the Cafe entrance way
*Gallucci Hall at the Breakpoint Convenience Store

Each booklet contains dining hall and convenience store hours, on and off campus Zip card locations and more.

12 off campus merchants are presently accepting the Zip Card All Campus Account for purchases. Featured marketing partners are:

1. OBEE'S Soup-Salad-Subs, 23 South Main St. (330) 762-OBEE'S
2. Domino's Pizza, 730 E. Market St. (330) 376-2223
3. Papa John's Pizza, 701 E. Market St. (330) 434-7222
4. Cafe Momus, 491 Brown St. (330) 379-2233
5. Amra's Cuisine & Cafe, 248 E. Exchange St. (330) 252-0320
6. Nico's Pizza, 625 Grant St. (330) 376-9200

For a complete list of off-campus merchants, see the Zip card website at http://www.uakron.edu/zipcard/.


Student Zip cards have also been activated to provide 50 complimentary prints in the general purpose labs located in Bierce Library, Room 361, Polsky, Room 267, and College of Arts & Sciences, Room 103.

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Rob's Express Convenience store now open at 7:00 a.m. weekdays
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Rob's Express Convenience store is open now, with fresh coffee, donuts and many other delicious items! Rob's Express is open to students, faculty, staff and the public and is located in Robertson Dining Hall, across the street from the new North Campus Parking Deck on Buchtel Avenue.

Hours are:

Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.


Location: Robertson Dining Hall
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ASG Freshman Senator applications due September 12
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ASG invites new students to get involved in Freshman Senator Elections scheduled for September 29 and 30. Applications for Freshman Senator are due to the ASG Office, Carroll Hall 304, by 4:00 p.m., September 12.

New students with less than 32 credit hours completed prior to this Fall Semester and are currently scheduled for at least 12 hours of class are eligible to apply - a great way to get involved in student government!

ASG Senator is a compensated leadership position. Freshman Senators currently earn $1461.00 over a two-semester period.

Applications are available in the ASG Office, Carroll Hall 304, or online:

ASG FRESHMAN SENATE APPLICATION

ASG FRESHMAN SENATE ELECTIONS: IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES


Location: Carroll Hall 304

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


Sponsored by: Associated Student Government
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Conversation Partners Program Sept. 2
Time: n/a
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The English Language Institute (ELI), UA's English program for international students, invites students, faculty and staff to participate in its Conversation Partners Program. Through this program, ELI pairs an international student who is learning English with an American partner for one hour of informal conversation per week.

ELI students come from all over the world and bring with them a wide variety of educational, political, cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds. This program is a wonderful opportunity to learn about another country and culture, and to make an international student feel welcome here in Akron.

Sign-up for the Fall 2003 Conversation Partners Program begins Tuesday, September 2, in the ELI Office in Olin Hall, Room 302. The one-hour weekly meetings will run from the week of September 22 through November 21. Call (330) 972-7544 for more information


Location: Olin Hall 302
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Comedian Daniel Tosh Sept. 2
9:09 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Residence Hall Program Board will be hosting comedian Daniel Tosh Tuesday, September 2, at 9:09 p.m. at Robertson Dining Hall.

Daniel Tosh has quickly evolved into one of the most popular and successful college acts. His casual style and whip-smart material have proven to be greatly appreciated by his audiences. Daniel made his debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. His other television credits include VH-1’s The List, FX’s The Test, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, E! Network’s Wild On, and NBC’s Late Friday. When not performing comedy, he surfs and snowboards. In addition, Daniel is the national spokesperson for Taco Bell. Don’t miss this rising star!


Location: Robertson Dining Hall

Contact Information:
Kevin Freund
krf2@uakron.edu
330-972-7861


Sponsored by: Residence Hall Program Board
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Latest blockbuster at Student Union Theatre Sept. 3 - Sept. 7
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Matrix Reloaded will be shown Wednesday, September 3, through Sunday, September 7, at 8:00 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre (2nd floor).

The cost is $3.00 for students and $4.00 for faculty, staff and the general public.

For information , please contact Chris Tankersley at 330-972-7866 or ctanker@uakron.edu



Location: Student Union Theatre

Contact Information:
Chris Tankersley
ctanker@uakron.edu
330-972-2495


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Panhellenic Formal Recruitment Fall 2003 Sept. 4 - Sept. 17
5:00 pm
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Fall 2003 Recruitment Schedule of Events

Sorority Forum--September 4, 2003 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom B
An open house for all women interested in getting more information about the Panhellenic Chapters at The University of Akron.

Sorority House Tours--September 6, 2003 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Olin Hall
The recruitment staff will lead tours of each chapter house on campus. Tours will last 15 minutes and will be led through all five chapter houses.

Unity Round--September 9, 2003 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Tommy Evans Lounge, James A. Rhodes Arena 2nd floor
This event an apportunity to meet all five of the Panhellenic Chapters at The University of Akron.

Greek 101 Round--September 10, 2003 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Tommy Evans Lounge, James A. Rhodes Arena 2nd floor
This event is designed to teach potential members about each individual Panhellenic sorority's history.

Philanthropy Round--September 12, 2003 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Tommy Evans Lounge, James A. Rhodes Arena 2nd floor
This event will consist of information from each chapter's philanthropy and will include a house tour given by chapter members.

Preference Round--September 13, 2003 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
This is the final event for formal recruitment. Members of each sorority will have a brunch and participants will have an opportunity to make a selection. At the conclusion of this event, all of the sororities and their new members will be attending the Akron VS. Eastern Michigan University football game at the Rubber Bowl.

National Panhellenic Council Greek Forum--September 17, 2003 6:00 p.m.
Olin Hall
This event is an open house for historically African American sororities and fraternities.


Contact Information:
Greek Life
rgordon@uakron.edu
330-972-7909


Sponsored by: Panhellenic Council

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Volleyball hosts Zips Invitational Sept. 5 - Sept. 6
7:30 pm
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The University of Akron volleyball team will host the Zips Invitational Friday, September 5, and Saturday, September 6, at the James A. Rhodes Arena.

The 2002 MAC East Division Champion Zips will take on American University on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m. and will face Pittsburgh at 1:00 p.m. and Penn State at 7:00 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, including tickets, please call 1-888-99-AKRON or visit GoZips


Location: James A. Rhodes Arena

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Workshops to help students improve computer skills Sept. 5
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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The Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development is sponsoring a two-hour hands-on workshop to help students learn enough basic skills to eliminate the anxiety associated with producing papers and other assignments. Many incoming students will have trouble succeeding in their studies the first semester because their computer skills are either rusty or virtually nonexistent. Students are encouraged to attend and not to let a lack of computer skills hold them back from academic success.

This noncredit workshop is $25 and is offered twice: Friday, September 5, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (Course #9734)and Monday, September 15, from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. (Course #9735) in the Polsky Computer Lab in Room 451C.

Other Continuing Education classes in clude a workshop to help students learn to use the University online enrollment system, WebCT and other University computer services. Students will also learn tips for file management to help them keep track of assignments.

This noncredit workshop is $25 and will be held Friday, September 5, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (Course #9739) and again on September 15 at the Polsky Computer Lab in Room 451C.

Call (330) 972-7577 to register for any of these workshops.


Location: Polsky Lab 451C

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UA Men's Soccer team's first home game Sept. 5
7:30 pm
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The University of Akron Men's Soccer team 2002 Mid-American Conference Champions will host IPFW in their first home game of the 2003 season on Friday, September 5, 7:30 p.m. at Lee Jackson Field.

Tickets are $5 and UA students get in free with their Zip card.

For more information, please call 1-888-99-AKRON or visit http://www.GoZips.com/.


Location: Lee Jackson Field
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Focus on Success workshops for new and continuing adult learners Sept. 6 - Oct. 4
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Academic success depends on having the right tools and strategies. The UA Adult Focus is sponsoring a series of workshops to teach invaluable study skills based on adult learning styles. These free workshops are offered Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and are repeated Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

Reading and Comprehension (September 6 or 8) focuses on how to handle the textbook that may seem overwhelming, as well as techniques for note taking, time management and goal setting.

Memory Management (September 13 or 15) teaches how to organize information for storage and retrieval and builds the foundation for deeper learning.

Test Taking Strategies (September 20 or 22) will teach the "secret" to easing anxiety, and ways to take tests wih confidence.

Critical Thinking (September 27 or 29) helps students understand the process of thinking and discussing ideas in an academic setting, as well as developing skills for evaluating concepts.

Cognitive Styles (October 4 or 6) looks at preferences for receiving and working with information and the role of intelligence in learning.

There is a $25 materials fee which covers all five workshops. Please call 972-5793 to reserve a seat.




Location: Carroll Hall 54

Contact Information:
Deborah Gwin
gwin@uakron.edu
330-972-5793
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UA Zips license plates available now
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The University of Akron Alumni Association and the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles are offering the Collegiate License Plate Program. Through this program, University of Akron faculty, staff, alumni and friends living in Ohio can buy special license plates featuring the name and seal of The University of Akron.

The cost is just $35 in addition to the annual vehicle registration fee. The University of Akron will receive $25 of that $35. These funds are used to support scholarships for students. These special Zips license plates with three numbers and the letters ZIP are limited. Click http://www.uakron.onlinecommunity.com/licenseplates.htm/ to learn more and to order University of Akron plates.


Contact Information:
Rebecca Jewell
alumni@uakron.edu
330-972-7270


Sponsored by: Akron Alumni Association
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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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