Zipmail Home - November 16, 2012
Police will check your off-campus rental over Thanksgiving break 
UA police and the city police will team up again to make periodic checks of nearby, unoccupied student homes over Thanksgiving break. The free service has helped deter break-ins in the past.

Learn more and register today.

Sponsored by: UA's Office of Off-campus Student Services

Start your Spring Break out Right! Join serveAkron for an Alternative Spring Break ExperienceNov. 1 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
Held during the week of Spring Break, Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is designed to raise awareness of social issues and injustices through educational and volunteer focused opportunities. ASB Trips provide a variety of low cost, 3 or 5-day service experience. Teams of students ranging from 10-50 will be grouped together and assigned to a service opportunity that has been organized through Civic Engagement Programs

All ASB 2013 trips will travel during the week of Saturday, March 24 and all trips cost $250.00 and include: food, lodging, transportation, and recreation activities!

See what past participants have said about ASB on our website:

For more information and an application, attend one of our Information Sessions:
26: 11am-12pm
27: 1pm-2pm
29: 11am-12pm

3: 1pm-2pm
5: 11am-12p


Location: Student Union room 323

Contact Information:

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Hurricane HelpersNov. 8 - Dec. 31
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Summit College Tutorial Services and Developmental Programs will be collecting items to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We’ve officially registered it as a project on the website. Many things are needed (food, personal care items, clothing, blankets, etc.). If you would like to help or donate items, please stop by Developmental Programs (POL 334). We will take items through the rest of the semester and drop them off at the Red Cross and Salvation Army. Anyone can donate—faculty, staff, students—so spread the word!! Please contact Jeanne Semilia at x7087 if you have questions or want more information.

Location: Polsky 334

Contact Information:
Jeanne Semilia
AAFCS Monthly Member MeetingNov. 13
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) November Meeting will be
Tuesday, Nov.13th @ 4:30-5:30pm in
Schrank Hall South Rm#209
The topic for the meeting:
Adopt an Angel

Location: SHS 209

Sponsored by: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
Time: n/a
Registration opens for the 9th annual University of Akron ZipFit Physical Activity Challenge on December 4th with the 12 week program beginning January 22nd . ZipFit is open to all UA faculty/staff and student employees. Teams of 5 compete to earn points for accumulating physical activity logs and participating in other health and wellness activites. For 2013, ZipFit will feature: Wellness Seminars, Workouts of the Day, wellness tips and MORE!
Please contact Anna Taylor for more information on registration at, or 330-972-7580.

Sponsored by Student Recreation & Wellness Services, the College of Nursing, the University of Akron Nutrition Center and the Department of Sports Science & Wellness Education.

Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
Anna Taylor
Weekly Bible studyNov. 14 - Dec. 31
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a weekly Bible study...

Every Wednesday at 8:00PM
Student Union room 322

Every Friday at 7:00p.m.
Student Union room 322

Fellowship lunch every Saturday at 1:00pm
655 E. Waterloo St Akron, OH

We look forward to seeing you.

"The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace." Psalm 29:11

God bless,

Location: Student Union rm 322

Sponsored by: Adventist Students for Christ
Time: n/a
Are you a Licensed Massage Therapist?

Student Recreation and Wellness is currently hiring Licensed Massage Therapists (L.M.T.) through the State of Ohio. Student positions available. This position provides massage to members for a fee, at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

We are looking for therapists that are available to work a variety of hours including mornings, afternoon, evening and weekend hours. Schedule will be set at the beginning of each semester. Therapists will also have opportunity to work special events such as health fairs. Ideal commitment is 12-20hrs/wk. Contact Anna Taylor for more information,, 330-972-7580.

Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
Anna Taylor
ZPN Movie Series UpdateNov. 14 - Dec. 31
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Please note that ZPN will no longer be playing "Tyler Perry: Marriage Counselor" on November 14th and November 16th at 8:00pm in the Student Union Theater. Instead, ZPN will be playing "Hit and Run" on November 14th and 16th. These movies are free with a valid Zipcard and $1 for guests.

Location: Student Union Theater

Contact Information:
Kaylee Schuster

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network

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Serving With SwipesNov. 16
Time: n/a
Ever feel like you got meal swipes, but NO need for junk food? Ever wonder how you as a poor college student can help those who aren't as well off as you? Well, if so, I got just the thing!

Join in the cause to brighten someone's day by doing what you normally do every week. Use some of those EXTRA meal swipes (worth $5 at the Zees stores) to collect some food for the poor. Just BUY, BAG, and DROP any NON-PERISHABLE food items in the boxes in the Zees stores. They are collected and taken to the nearest food pantry.

Serving with Swipes: a great way to help those in need!

Location: All Zee's Store Locations

Contact Information:
Daniel Slattery

Sponsored by: Newman Catholic Campus Ministry
NCTTA Ohio North Table Tennis TournamentNov. 17
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come watch your University of Akron's table tennis club complete against Oberlin, Case Western, Baldwin Wallace, and Toledo tomorrow in the rec center at the blue courts to see some competitive table tennis in action.

for more information please email
John Drsek at

Location: SRWC Blue Courts

Sponsored by: The Akron Blades
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Intramural Sports program will be offering a new and exciting activity…Glow-in-the-Dark Ultimate Frisbee on November 18, November 25, and December 2 from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm in the Stiles Athletics Field House is open to students and faculty/staff. It will be a drop-in event; simply show-up with a valid ZipCard, and all equipment will be provided for you to join in and play.

Log on to to learn more. Please contact the OASIS Office with any questions at 330-972-6956 or email us at

Location: Stiles Athletics Field House

Contact Information:
Andy Boehnlein
Help save lives by eating at Bob Evans! -Up 'til Dawn eventNov. 19
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Bob Evans, Chapel Hill location, is hosting a dining to donate for Up 'til Dawn on Monday November 19th from 9am-8pm! Bob Evans will donate 15% of their sales during that time period from every guest that shows them the Up 'til Dawn flyer. These proceeds will go directly from Up 'til Dawn to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

The flyer can be found on OrgSync and the Up 'til Dawn Facebook page at under the photo album entitled "Dining night flyers"

Hope to see you all there!

Also, a great big thanks to everyone who came to the All Teams Meeting! We had a great turn out and everyone on the Executive Board would like to thank you for helping us support the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

Any questions? Email Brittany at

Location: Bob Evans, 175 Howe Ave, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Sponsored by: Up 'til Dawn
Dalcroze Eurythmics WorkshopNov. 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The NorthEast Ohio Clarinet Association will be sponsoring a Dalcroze Eurythmics Clinic in Rm. 09 of Guzzetta Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7-9 PM. Terry Boyarsky will lead the session. With over 35 years of experience as a teacher of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and a life long performer of chamber music, Terry Boyarsky specializes in integrating music and movement into the curriculum. In her unique, multifaceted approach, Terry evokes deep listening and playful experimentation. Students work together to understand the components of rhythm and sound, to develop attention, improve coordination, and challenge the mind. In 1998, Terry earned a M.A. in Ethnomusicology from Kent State University and has been listed in "Who's Who" since 2000. The clinic is open to the public.

Location: Rm. 09 Guzzetta Hall

Contact Information:
Dr. Kristina Jones

Sponsored by: NorthEast Ohio Clarinet Association
CORRECTION For Newman Catholic Campus Ministry Meetting!Nov. 20
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, November 20th, we will have our meeting and it will begin at 5:30pm with mass in the Newman Center with Father Norm presiding! Dinner will follow at 6:30. The night will wrap up with writing thank you letters to significant people in your life. We hope to see you there!

Location: Newman Center

Contact Information:
Daniel Slattery

Sponsored by: Newman Catholic Campus Ministry
College of Business Pre- Admission WorkshopsNov. 20
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Get a Degree in Making Things Happen:
Attend one of the CBA Pre- Admission Workshops- held on the Tuesday's below in Student Union 316 at 1:30pm.

Nov. 20th and Dec. 4th

Workshops will cover the following items to help you get started on your CBA Academic Pathway:
~ CBA Admission Criteria
~Scheduling Priorities
~ ICT Process
~ Answer General Questions

Your Journey Starts with the CBA- Be the Next ANYTHING!

Location: Student Union 316

Contact Information:
Elizabeth L Freund
UA Percussion Ensemble to perform at Guzzetta Recital HallNov. 20
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The University of Akron Percussion Ensemble presents their annual fall concert featuring an eclectic program of 20th and 21st-century percussion chamber music on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.

They will perform classic works like "Credo in US" by John Cage to the contemporary standards of Nigel Westlake's "Omphalo Centric Lecture" and David Lang's "The So-Called Laws of Nature," there is bound to be something enjoyed by all. The program also features two works composed in 2012: "Tangram" by Princeton composer Wall Gunn and selections from Elliot Cole's "Postludes" for bowed vibraphone. Do not miss out on one of the School of Music's most exciting concerts of the year!

This FREE concert will be held in Guzzetta Recital Hall, which is located at 157 University Ave., across from E.J. Thomas Hall.

For more information call 330-972-8301 or e-mail

Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall
When you go home for Thanksgiving......bring more than your laundry!Nov. 21
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The students and faculty of the Hospitality Management program are holding their annual pie sale.
Order ahead and pick-up Wednesday afternoon when you leave campus.

Old fashioned and 0 trans-fats.

Deep-dish Dutch Apple or Pumpkin @ $9.
Southern Pecan @ $11.

Orders accepted until 2 pm Tuesday 11/20
Call extension 7113

Location: Crystal Room Bistro, Gallucci Hall
Newman Center's Mass and Thanksgiving notesNov. 21
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
We will be celebrating Mass in the Newman Center, and then writing thank you notes to someone who has particularly made a difference in your life. Anyone from a teacher, to a parent, to a youth minister, to a priest, or a friend!

Location: The Newman Center

Contact Information:
Daniel Slattery

Sponsored by: Newman Catholic Campus Ministry
ZPN Presents Christopher Carter The MentalistNov. 27
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Want to be hypnotized?
...Or get your mind read?

Come join ZPN and Christopher Carter on November 27th!

Location: Student Union Ballroom B

Contact Information:
Kaylee Schuster

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
Singer/Songwriter Joanna BurnsNov. 27
7:17 pm - 8:30 pm
Date: Tuesday November 27, 2012
Time: 7:17pm
Location: SU Starbucks

Some exciting news! Joanna has announced that she will be performing at the 2012 LGBT Pride Festival in Asbury Park, NJ on Sunday June 3rd. Headlining will be Deborah Cox .

In addition to producing 2 records this summer, she will also be on tour in July so check the dates below for more.

What's so great about this music? Joanna, as a musician, doesn't necessarily want to rock her audience, though she wouldn't be adverse to this idea of rocking, she wants to move them... and groove them where necessary. And she wants them to come away remembering something that felt like it was written about them personally.

Citing influences from Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey to Rufus Wainwright and Fiona Apple, she has concocted a delicious mixture of style, satisfying all of those interests.

This FREE Event is Sponsored by RHPB, RHC, and Starbucks

Location: SU Starbucks

Contact Information:
Aysen Ulupinar-Butzer

Sponsored by: RHPB, RHC, and Starbucks
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Interested in participating in a bouldering competition? Join the outdoor adventure program on Wednesday 11/28 from 7-9pm as we offer an Introduction to Comp Climbing clinic where you will learn how prepare and climb routes in a competition setting. The registration deadline is Monday 11/26 at 5pm! Register in the OASIS. Cost is free for students, faculty/staff and rec members. For more information contact Mackenzie Yates at or 972.7443.

Location: SRWC Rock Wall and Classroom 245

Contact Information:
Mackenzie Yates
ZPN Bachelor AuctionNov. 28
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Come join The Zips Programming Network as they auction off The University of Akron's finest bachelors. There will be an after party following the auction with food, a D.J., and photobooth.

All proceeds will benefit Up 'til Dawn and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Location: Student Union Ballroom A

Contact Information:
Kaylee Schuster

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Student Recreation and Wellness Services is pleased to offer Fitness and Wellness Seminars for the remainder of the Fall semester. During this hour seminar on November 28, 2012 at 5:15 – 6:16 pm in Classroom 245 at the Student Recreation & Wellness Center, the basics of the sport of power lifting will be discussed. Specific lifts and types of routines will be broken down and the seminar will conclude with a practical portion. Please contact Anna Taylor at or 330-972-7580 for additional information.

Location: SRWS CLASSROOM 245

Contact Information:
Anna Taylor
ZPN Does HIV Look Like Me? World Aids Day EventNov. 29
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
"Does HIV Look Like Me?" is an event presented by young people living with HIV or AIDS. The event includes an informative HIV and AIDS 101 program with the President and Founder of Hopes Voice, Todd Murray. He will be sharing his unique perspective and the realities of his own life of living, not dying, with the disease.

Location: Student Union Ballroom A

Contact Information:
Latasha Blackwell

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Please join us for our annual Benefit Bouldering Comp on Friday, November 30th. Cost is $10 and proceeds will be donated to local and regional climbing access associations! Flight #1 will be from 6-8pm with a pre-flight meeting at 5:30pm, and flight #2 will be from 8-10pm with the pre-flight meeting at 7:30pm. All skill levels are welcome! Pre-registration is required. Please register in person at the OASIS located in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center Room 140 (back entrance).For more information contact Mackenzie Yates at or 972.7443

Location: ROCK WALL

Contact Information:
Mackenzie Yates
Ice Skating with the Ladies of NeW!Nov. 30
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Classy. Sassy. Conservative.

The Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) is the nation’s premier organization for conservative university women. NeW offers alternative viewpoints to campus liberalism and aims to expand intellectual diversity through the discussion of pressing politics, life choices, women’s issues, and social events.

We will be heading down to Lock 3 in Akron to have some fun ice skating and enjoying the Christkindl German Market! Please feel free to bring a friend. We will be meeting in the Union by Starbucks at 7:15 for anyone who would like to go over in a group :) E-Mail Rachel Smith (President) with any questions!

Location: Lock 3

Contact Information:
Rachel Smith

Sponsored by: Network of Enlightened Women

Additional Information
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Starting Saturday 12/01/12, this 15 class Saturday series cycling training program will help keep you fit and fast during the winter. Classes will run at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center from 9:15am-11:15am every Saturday 12/1/12-03/23/13 (excluding 12/22 & 12/29). Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class.

Participants may:
- Bring & ride his/her own bike and indoor trainer.
- Ride our Indoor Cycling Keiser bikes.
- Use one of our 10 Indoor Cycling Cycle-Ops Fluid Trainers

RSVP to, or 330-972-7580 to reserve your space or for more information!

Location: SRWS - STUDIO B

Contact Information:
Anna Taylor
ZPN Bus Trip All Fired UpDec. 1
12:30 pm
Come paint your own pottery with ZPN on the bus trip to All Fired Up!!

To Participate:
You must submit $5 at the Information Center in the Student Union by November 30th at 12pm.

The money will be returned at the end of the trip.

We will meet at the Center for Service and Leadership on December 1st at 12:15pm to leave for All Fired Up!

Location: Center for Service and Leadership

Contact Information:
Emily Pehanich

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
ZPN Craft Day Sunday SeriesDec. 2
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Looking for something fun to do on Sunday afternoon?

Come join ZPN and make fun SNOW DAY crafts!

It is totally FUN and totally FREE!

Location: Student Union Room 310

Contact Information:
Charlotte Lorson

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Student Recreation and Wellness Services is pleased to offer Fitness and Wellness Seminars for the remainder of the Fall semester. This seminar prepares you to discover a fresh approach to your holiday celebrations. We are bringing this event to you because we know it's not easy being healthy around the holidays! In this hour long seminar on December 4, 2012 at 12P-1P at the SRWC Classroom 245, we will show you how you can feel healthy, happy and more satisfied during the holidays. For additional information, please contact Anna Taylor at or 330-972-7580.

Location: SRWS CLASSROOM 245

Contact Information:
Anna Taylor
Spain: May 2013 FIXED Cost!May 15 - Dec. 31
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Travel for 11 days to Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Córdoba, Granada, Barcelona. Go to the Prado, Antonio Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia Cathedral and more . . A 3 day extension may be possible. NO MAJOR REQUIRED; OPEN TO ALL.

Sponsored by the Interior Design Program, the trip may be taken for purely cultural study or may include 1-3 UA credit pending crediting department approval. Any university credit will require a UA application, registration for the course, and payment of course fees.

Click Additional Information for the presentation that shows the trip day-by-day and explains all particulars and costs.

Location: Spain

Contact Information:
John Vollmer

Additional Information
Attention Graphic Design Majors: Work for Student Life as L.E.G.O. Student Marketing Manager 
The Department of Student Life is currently accepting applications for the Student Marketing Manager position. Use your Creative Suite talents to make marketing materials for events on campus and gain leadership experience as the *student manager.

Deadline to apply is Monday, November 26 by 5:00 p.m.

Visit for complete details and instructions on how to apply.

*Candidate will be hired in with a 1 semester probationary period in which they will be trained under the current L.E.G.O. Student Marketing Manager. Upon the completion of a successful semester in training, the candidate will then assume the position of L.E.G.O. Student Marketing Manager.

Contact Information:
Andrea Fertgus

Additional Information
Winter Wishes Drive: Help serveAkron support the Toys for Tots program and Donate a Toy for a Child in Need 
Donate a toy and make a dream come true for a child who might otherwise have been forgotten and help serveAkron support the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program!

Beginning November 1 and occurring throughout the month of November a collection drive for new, unwrapped toys will begin.

Drop off bins are located in the Student Union Administration office (located on the 2nd floor) and the Center for Service and Leadership (located on the first floor).

All donated toys must be new and unwrapped in order to be accepted Questions can be directed to Alison Doehring, coordinator, civic engagement, at or 330-972-7352

Contact Information:
Intro to Suicidology Course - Register Today! 
Every 40 seconds one person dies by suicide worldwide. Through this unique course offered in the Spring 2013 semester, learn about the factors that increase suicide risk, the theoretical and research evidence supporting interventions, and how to effectively treat individuals who struggle with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Registration Information: 5600:401:001 Introduction to Suicidology (class #78435)

Class Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:00 am to 11:50 am

Contact the professor, James Rogers, Ph.D., nationally recognized author and past-president of the American Association of Suicidology with any questions related to this course.

Contact Info:
James R. Rogers, Ph.D.

Location: Kolbe Hall 204
How to Get Your Information In Zipmail 
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

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.