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Photo exhibit: Submit image depicting your Akron Experience 
UA Photo Exhibit is a chance for you to share a part of your Akron Experience with the UA community.

All current UA students are invited to submit one photo that may be chosen for display in the Student Union. Photos should depict what your Akron Experience looks like to you. As part of a new art initiative in the Student Union, photos will be displayed for up to one year in the building.

Submissions should be emailed to, should be a maximum file size of 25MB, and should be a high quality print photograph.

Please include in your submission: Name, Address, Phone Number, Student ID #, Email Address, and Title of Photo. Submissions are due January 31, 2013.

Photographs that are submitted will be juried by a group of students, faculty, and staff. If your work is chosen for the display we will let you know via email. By submitting your images to UA Photo Exhibit you give The University of Akron permission to keep a copy of your image and/or display it publicly. For more information please email

Location: Student Union
Think Spring!! Join serveAkron for an Alternative Spring Break Experience!Jan. 14
Time: n/a
lternative Spring Break (ASB) is designed to raise awareness of social issues and injustices through educational and volunteer focused opportunities and provide a variety of low cost, 3 or 5-day service experience.

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 or download an application on our website:!

For more information and an application, attend one of our Information Sessions:
15: 11am
17: 1pm
23: 10am
29: 1pm


Location: Student Union Room 323

Contact Information:

Additional Information
Accepting research proposals on topic of women and gender for conference 
The Graduate Committee for Research on Women and Gender is pleased to announce a conference showcasing Undergraduate and Graduate students original research on women and gender.

The conference will be held April 19-20 at the University of Akron.

We are currently accepting proposals for posters, papers, presentations, and workshops.

Proposals are due Jan. 31. Submission guidelines and conference information

Location: College of Arts and Sciences

Sponsored by: GradCROW
USG Job Openings: Judicial Branch 2012-2013Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Do YOU want to make an impact on this campus?


Join the Undergraduate Student Government Judicial Branch!

There are currently positions opening for Spring 2013.

The Judicial Branch:
- Reviews parking appeals
- Interprets governing documents
- Reviews student organizational grievances and Constitutional questions
- Plans USG Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates
- Works closely with several departments on campus such as:
-Parking Services
-Student Judicial Affairs
-Student Affairs

-Attend weekly branch meetings, Friday 3pm-5pm
-Maintain good academic standing with the University of Akron
-Maintain at least 12 credits with a 2.0 cumulative GPA
-Complete four office hours per week
-Assist with USG projects when requested
-Serve on a branch committee as assigned.


To be considered for a Justice position, please send a cover letter and resume to and fill out the online application at

-When completing the online application, select Justice as your area of interest.

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, January 20th at 11:59pm.

Interviews to be held January 21st-25th according to applicant and interviewer availability. Interview time to be scheduled at time of application submission.

Contact Information:
Rachel Bodenschatz

Location: Student Union Room 133

Contact Information:
Rachel Bodenschatz

Sponsored by: USG
It's a day ON not a day off: Join serveAkron for MLK Day of ServiceJan. 21
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
On Jan. 21, serveAkron will volunteer at the Nazareth Housing Development, helping with interior and exterior construction/demo work and landscaping!

Make this a Day ON not a Day OFF by committing to work 2 hours!

Reservations are now being accepted by e-mail to Space is limited so act fast!

Location: Meet at the Student Union Commuter Lounge at 10:30

Contact Information:

Additional Information
Join Relay For Life!April 5 - Dec. 31
6:00 pm
Put fighting cancer on your resume! Be a part of the Relay For Life of The University of Akron by making or joining a team! You can sign up online at

If you have any questions, please e-mail

Location: Stile Athletic Field House

Sponsored by: Akron C.A.R.E.S.

Additional Information
Akron Fire Test Study Group 
Have you signed up to take the CIty of Akron Firefighter/Paramedic test? Wondering what the test will cover and assess?

Well your very own University of Akron Fire Protection Society will sponsor a study group to get you prepared! As of today we are looking for people interested in attending this study group.

Once Akron Fire Department announces the dates for the test then we will announce when this group study will take place.

If you are interested in being a part of this study group please contact the President of the Fire Protection Society Mike Jones at or the Societies faculty adviser Dennis Ragins at

Location: TBA

Sponsored by: Fire Protection Society
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