Zipmail Home - January 18, 2013
How will you know if UA closes because of snow? 
In the event of a big snowfall, there are several ways to learn whether the University is closed.

More information.

See also:

Why it is unusual for UA to close because of cold weather alone

How to report sexual harassment  
The University urges every student and employee to review our Sexual Harassment Policy (3359-11-13) and to be aware of the many forms of harassment that can create an intimidating or offensive environment, and, further, to be aware of our shared responsibility to report such unacceptable behavior:
  1. Students with a complaint should contact the Office of Student Judicial Affairs at 330-972-6380 or the Dean of Students at 330-972-6048. Employees should contact their immediate supervisors, or if the supervisor is the alleged perpetrator or unavailable, the vice president or head of the administrative unit. Any individual with a complaint may also contact the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action office directly at 330-972-7300.
  2. Any student, faculty or staff member who is contacted about or has knowledge of an incident or informal complaint of sexual harassment must report the incident/complaint to the appropriate University official or to the affirmative action officer as soon as possible at the number above.
What to do if you feel flu-like symptoms 
image:flu-suffererFeeling flu-like symptoms? Be considerate of your fellow students and stay home. 

Let your professors know of your illness by e-mail or phone.

Typical flu symptoms are cough, sore throat, fever, body aches and general weakness.

You are ready to come back when your fever has been gone for at least 24 hours after you stopped taking fever-reducing medication.

Triangle Answers to your questions about the flu.

Triangle UA's Student Health Services.

Triangle Faculty search

UA Photo Exhibit 
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
Up 'til Dawn Upcoming Events! 

January, 30th from 5pm-6pm at the Starbucks Lounge in the Union

Did you watch Slime Time Live as a kid and dream about being able to be there yourself? Up 'til Dawn would like to give you the chance to live out that dream at our slime event this year! On January 30th, we will be taking over the Starbucks Lounge in the Union and sliming 3 prominent figures on Akron's campus. Be sure to look for our table in the Union during the month of January so that you can stop by and vote for who you would like to see in the top 3! Relive the 90's this year with Up 'til Dawn and take part in a classic nickelodeon tradition! Who will get slimed this year?!

February 8th, from 10pm-6am in the Student Union Ballrooms

Come and celebrate the kids of St. Jude by staying up til dawn!

$5 admission fee (for those not on a team)

Come have fun celebrating the 90s with us! There will be great food, fun 90s games/music, inflatables, giveaways, and much more!

There will be performances by:
Of Orion
Rhythm and Roos

Contact Brittany at for more information!

Location: n/a

Sponsored by: Up 'til Dawn
Welcome Back! Now, Go Away! 
Thinking about being somewhere else now that winter is upon us?

Come to the Office of International Programs in Polsky 483 to learn about your education abroad options! Whether it's a year-long exchange or a summer internship, UA Education Abroad can help find a program that fits you and your plans.

Come to our Education Abroad Forum on January 30th from 2:00-4:00 PM in STUN 335 to hear about the experiences of other UA students who have participated in education abroad programs, as well.

For more information, email us at:

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Facebook: The University of Akron Education Abroad
Twitter: @UAEdAbroad

Location: POL 483

Contact Information:
Steve Cook

Additional Information
Delta Sigma Pi Recruitment 
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional business fraternity here at the University of Akron. We focus on personal and professional development to help our bothers succeed after graduation, while also having social events to build the bond of brotherhood between members. We would love everyone who is a business or economics major who may be interested in joining to come see us at some events this semester and get to know us better.

January, Tuesday 22nd Informational Tables in the CBA Concourse 9 - 2 pm
Information Session/Meet the Chapter 7:30pm - *Tentatively CBA room 133*
January, Wednesday 23rd Informational Tables in the CBA Concourse 9 - 2 pm
January, Thursday 24th Spring Involvement Fair - Student Union Ballroom - 11 - 1 p.m.

Our weekly meetings are at 8:00pm in CBA room 133

Recruitment for Spring continues until the last week of January. If none of these dates work with your schedule or for any other questions please feel free to contact Maria Roth -

Location: The University of Akron

Sponsored by: Delta Sigma Pi
Time is RUNNING OUT! Don’t Miss Out—Sign Up for Alternative Spring Break TODAY!  
Deadline to apply for Alterative Spring Break is Friday, February 1st! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity! Bring you application (found on and turn in your $50.00 non-refundable deposit to the Student Union Information Center by Friday, February 1st at 5:00pm.

For more information, attend one of our ASB Informational Sessions on:
January 23: 10am-11am
January 24: 10am-11am
January 28: 10am-11am
January 29: 1pm-2pm
**All Info Sessions are Located in the Student Union Room 323 and are approximately ½ hour long!

Contact Information:
Interested in Volunteering? Join serveAkron for our first Super Service Saturday!  
Volunteer with the Safe Landing youth shelters on Saturday, January 26th from 11am-1pm. Safe Landing provides shelter and residential treatment-type services for troubled children between the ages of 10 and 18 years with emotional, behavioral or social adjustment type problems.

This is a great opportunity for students seeking volunteer work with the Akron area youth!

Interested? Email to reserve your spot!

Contact Information:
On-Line Tutoring AvailableJan. 14 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
On-line tutoring is available free to all undergraduates at The University of Akron at Follow the directions on UA’s eTutoring homepage to register for the services.
Synchronous tutors are available in math (from Basic Math through Calculus), biology, chemistry, statistics, and accounting. You can receive feedback from trained writing tutors by submitting your papers to the eWriting Lab. Turnaround times are usually about 48 hours.
eTutoring will be available starting January 22 and be available through the last day of classes for spring semester (May 4).

Location: n/a

Additional Information
Guidance for military service students who must miss classJan. 14
Time: n/a
The University is a “Veteran Friendly” institution and recognizes its obligations to our students who serve in the military, including the National Guard. Although there is a University-level expectation that all students will attend their classes at the designated meeting times, syllabi should clearly outline specific attendance policies for each course.

For students who currently serve in the military and will miss classes for short-term military leave or for military-training exercises, we recommend that they contact their instructors as soon as they become aware so that arrangements can be made.

In the rare case that unresolved issues arise due to absences from a course because of service in the military, we recommend that the student first contact the chair of the department through which the course is offered. If the student is still unsatisfied with the result, he or she should speak with the dean of the college and, if necessary later, with the Office of Academic Affairs.

As always, the Military Services Center is open in Simmons Hall 120 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to assist. Students are also welcome to contact the center by telephone at 330-972-7838 or by e-mail at for assistance with any issues encountered here at UA.

Additional Information

Clinic for Individual and Family Counseling accepting new clientsJan. 16
Time: n/a

The Clinic for Individual and Family Counseling has provided counseling services to Greater Akron and its surrounding communities since 1986. The Clinic provides counseling to individuals of all ages, couples, families, and groups. Services offered include: communication and relationship improvement, pre-marital and couples counseling, family development and parenting skills, career exploration and planning, academic improvement, resolution of grief/loss, anger management, stress reduction and relaxation, LGBT and lifestyle empowerment and advocacy, self-esteem and self-confidence building, and personal understanding and growth.

If you or someone you know would benefit from counseling services, please contact the Clinic for Individual and Family Counseling at 330-972-6822. The Clinic offers day, evening, and Saturday hours and operates on a sliding fee scale. No one will be denied services due to inability to pay. The Clinic is located at 27 South Forge Street in the Chima Family Center. Please visit our website for more information at

Location: Chima Family Center

Additional Information
Kappa Kappa Gamma Spring RecuitmentJan. 16 - Dec. 31
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Interested in making new friends? Want to get involved in your community and on campus?

Then come and join the ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma for Spring Recruitment! All undergraduate women are invited! Come to a winter wonderland themed event and check out what the women of KKG have to offer! Feel free to bring friends!

Event Schedule:
January 16: Kappa Kamp Out
January 17: Kappa Kookie Party
January 22: Kappa Kraft Night
January 23: Kappa Spa Night
January 24: Kappa Movie and PJ Party

Contact Information: Rachel Steinberger

Location: Kappa Kappa Gamma Lodge, 237 Spicer Street
Tonight! Kent Dual: Welcome Back Students!Jan. 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come watch the Zips Track & Field team take on Kent State, while you eat free pizza and win prizes! AK-Rowdies will also have a chance for free tickets to Men's Basketball at Kent State on Saturday, January 19.

The men are reigning MAC Indoor Track & Field Champions, and are ranked #7 in the country.

You can also help ROO-cycle a Shoe! Students that bring new or gently used pairs of shoes to indoor track meets will be entered to win a gift certificate to the bookstore!

Location: Stile Field House, enter through the Rec

Additional Information
Want to Sing? Join the University of Akron Men's Chorus!Jan. 18
1:10 pm - 3:05 pm
The University of Akron Men's Chorus is now accepting new members for Spring Semester!

Come join UA's finest emerging musical tradition!

The UAMC is an open ensemble, meaning anyone who wishes may join; NO AUDITION NEEDED!

Rehearsals are as follows:

Every Friday
Guzzetta Hall
rm. 05

Our music ranges from the 1500's to today. Classical, pop, folk and world music are all a part of what we do.

We offer opportunities for leadership through the election of officers every semester. Nominations are open to new members.

Can you only make part of the time due to a class conflict? Special arrangements can be made. Please contact the director at the email below.

The Men's Chorus is also offered as a 1 credit course. Individuals wishing to receive credit for their time in the ensemble may sign up for course no. 7510 105-004 through My Akron. Registration is optional.

First Rehearsal is Friday, January 18th at 1:10pm. Register beforehand or just show up. We'd love to see you there!

For more information or any questions, please contact:
Matthew Dolan
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Choral Studies

Location: Guzzetta Hall Room 05

Contact Information:
Matthew Dolan
Serving With Swipes!Jan. 20 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
Serving With Swipes will be back up and running January 21st! Thank you to all of you who contributed to the donations last semester! The numbers were staggering and the food made a huge difference in a lot of peoples lives. We hope you can continue to contribute! Remember, non-perishable foods only please! :)

Location: All Zee Stores Locations

Contact Information:
Daniel Slattery

Sponsored by: Newman Catholic Campus Ministry
Rush Alpha Phi Omega!Jan. 21 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
Looking for a way to get involved on campus and help the community? Join Alpha Phi Omega!

Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity dedicated to leadership, friendship, and service. Our primary goal is to help serve those in need through various service projects over the course of the semester. We are always looking for new members who strive to contribute to the community through volunteering. All students at the University of Akron are welcome to join (including students in social Greek life!).

Open chapter meetings are held every Tuesday at 8:00pm in the Student Union. Please feel free to join us and learn more about our fraternity. If you are interested in learning more about APO or have any questions related to our organization please contact our Rush Chair Stephanie at

Join our groups on Facebook and Orgsync!

Location: Student Union
UA Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities Fair is Jan. 21Jan. 21
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The University of Akron will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Activities Fair on Monday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UA Student Union Ballroom.

This annual event features more than 25 student and community organizations that will provide activities for area students in grades K-12 that encourage nonviolence, civic responsibility, respect for differences and the importance of education.

For more information, e-mail or call ext. 7008.

Activities will include:

  • face painting

  • jewelry making, balloons and treats

  • coloring and crafts

  • biographical information on Martin Luther King Jr.

  • historical information on the Civil Rights Movement

  • information about various organizations

  • Buchtel High CLC Step Team and Rygt Step Urban Line Dancers

  • Martin L. King Jr. pictorial gallery and other visual displays

Location: Student Union Ballroom
Tutoring at Bierce LibraryJan. 22 - Dec. 31
9:00 am
Bierce Math Lab, Bierce Writing Commons, and Tutorial Services open for spring semester on Tuesday, January 22 on the ground floor of Bierce Library.

No appointments are needed to get help at Bierce Math Lab (room 69). Bierce Math Lab is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Call 330-972-5214 with your questions.

Bierce Writing Commons (room 68) offers assistance in the writing process for both undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline. Bierce Writing Commons is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Please call for an appointment during the hours the lab is open (330-972-6548).

Tutorial Services, located just outside Bierce Writing Lab, offers subject tutoring in a wide variety of disciplines, with an emphasis on General Education courses. Tutorial Services is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Please call 330-972-6552 during lab hours to set up an appointment. Tutoring in math classes (up through Differential Equations) is available without an appointment.

Location: Ground floor, Bierce Library

Additional Information
Time: n/a
American Red Cross swim lessons will be offered during the Spring semester for infants, children, and adults. Classes are offered either twice weekly on Tuesday/Thursday evenings, or weeky on Saturday mornings. The first Tu/Th session begins on 1/22/13, and Sat. lessons will begin on 2/23/13. All instructors are certified by the American Red Cross. Registration is open to the public. Member pricing applies to current UA students, UA faculty/staff, and SRWC members and also applies to their siblings and/or children. Price on registration form reflects the total cost of the session (pricing includes eight (8) group lessons). Registration is limited, and will be on a first come, first served basis. For registration information or specific class days/times and pricing, please visit our website .pd f and click on the registration form, stop by the Student Recreation & Wellness Center, or contact Diane Weaver at or 330-972-7172.

Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
Diane Weaver
Hypnotist Sailesh!Jan. 23
9:09 pm - 11:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Time: 9:09 pm
Location: EJ Thomas

Sailesh has taken the art of live entertainment and slammed it into the twenty-first century. Performing five to six shows a week, Sailesh is hailed as the premiere hypnotist choice by numerous organizations all over the WORLD!! Globally, he has been dubbed as the THE BEST HYPNOTIST and his live stage shows have been compared to a cross between a rockin' frat party and a huge concert.

Sailesh was honored to be in New Jersey taking part in the Bamboozle Festival with Drake, Ke$ha, Weezer, Paramore and more. MTV Europe has named him the 'Best Hypnotist on the Planet' and with 1 Million hits on YouTube you can see the interest that his performances have garnered globally. The show is high energy, high laughter and all in great fun.

Be a part of the Sailesh experience!

This FREE event is sponsored by RHPB, RHC, and EJ Thomas

Location: EJ Thomas

Contact Information:
Aysen Ulupinar-Butzer

Sponsored by: RHPB, RHC, and EJ Thomas
The Conversation Nook with Jennifer WarrenJan. 23
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday January 23, 2013 from 2-3 pm in the Student Union, Barnes and Noble Bookstore

The Conversation Nook will be held with Jennifer Warren leading the conversation on “Diet Riot! Ways to Eat Healthy”. This conversation will focus on ways to start and maintain a healthier diet. The Conversation Nook is a program created to be a safe open forum for conversations, to address questions students may be afraid to ask. The Department of Student Life encourages students, faculty, and staff to join in on the conversation. Please contact Lorri March with any additional questions or concerns.

Location: Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore, soft seating area

Contact Information:
Lorri March
Criminal Justice MeetingJan. 23
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Come check out the Criminal Justice Association this Wednesday at 5:00 PM in Polsky room 313. The first meeting of the semester is a great time to join! Much is to come this semester. A few events are visiting Akrons Medical examiner, A Bowling Social, End of the Year Banquet, and much more! Anyone interested is welcome, you do not need to be a criminal justice major so come and enjoy yourself, learn, and build your resume.

Location: Polsky room 313

Contact Information:
Joe Letta - President

Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Association
Time: n/a
Reminder of the upcoming registration deadline for Spring Intramural Volleyball, Table Tennis and the Adventure Challenge. Registration will close on Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:00pm. While this is the deadline, sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to register early! All teams must be registered online AND have paid the registration fee (now accepting online payment) before the January 23rd deadline. Log on to for more details and to register.

Please contact the OASIS Office with any questions at 330-972-6956 or email us at

Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
Rush Lambda Chi AlphaJan. 23 - Dec. 31
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The men of Lambda Chi Alpha, winners of two consecutive Dean's Cup awards, would like to invite all interested students to several upcoming recruitment events. These include:

January 23 - Basketball Night at the Rec Center
January 24 - Poker Night
January 28 - 5 Dollar Movie Night
January 31 - Hookah Bar
February 5 - Akron Mens Basketball Game
February 13 - Capture the Flag and Sledding

We will meet at the house, located at 94 Fir Hill Street, prior to each event. All events are FREE and are from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Contact our Recruitment Chair, Pat Hogan, with any questions.

Location: 94 Fir Hill Street

Contact Information:
Pat Hogan

Sponsored by: Lambda Chi Alpha
Newman Small Group DiscussionJan. 23
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Come join us for a free dinner starting at 6:30! The evening's events include praying a rosary together and some small group discussion. We hope to see you there!

Location: Newman Center

Contact Information:
Daniel Slattery

Sponsored by: Newman Catholic Campus Ministry
College Democrats Weekly MeetingJan. 24
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join CDUA and gain new friends while making a real difference! There are several issues that need our help this spring! Get career building expertise! Take a trip to Columbus to see how legislation works! Gain valuable networking experience!

Check out our new location in Olin Hall room 276 this semester! Every Thursday, 5pm-6:30pm (except Spring Break and Finals week)!

Location: Olin Hall Room 276

Contact Information:
Christine Cox

Sponsored by: CDUA
“Rendezvous with a Roo” Date AuctionJan. 24
8:00 pm
Pi Sigma Epsilon is hosting the second annual “Rendezvous with a Roo” date auction for charity at Primos Pub on January 24th at 8pm. Come out and bid for a date with your favorite athlete or Greek life member! 18 and up is admitted into this event.

Location: Primos Pub

Sponsored by: Pi Sigma Epsilon
Guest flutist, Sarah FrisofJan. 24
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Assistant professor of flute at the University of Texas at Arlington, Sarah Frisof, will perform at The University of Akron, School of Music on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in Guzzetta Recital Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.

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

Guzzetta Recital Hall is located at 157 University Ave. across from E.J. Thomas Hall.

Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall
8th annual Vocal-Choral Invitational, Closing Concert Jan. 25
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The 8th annual Invitational Vocal-Choral Festival will hold a closing concert on Friday, January 25 at 3 p.m. in Guzzetta Recital Hall. This concert will feature high-school choir members from Medina High School and Cleveland Heights-University Heights High School, and members from The University of Akron's Chamber and Concert Choirs. This concert is free and open to the public.

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

Guzzetta Recital Hall is located at 157 University Ave. across from E.J. Thomas Hall.

Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall
Late Night in the Student UnionJan. 25
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
All Campus Programs is hosting a Late Night in the Student Union event. It’s Wild, Wild West Night! Come to the Union Market dining area from 9pm to midnight for some western music, food, dancing and fun!

Location: Union Market Dining area

Contact Information:
Lorri March
ZPN Craft Day SundayJan. 27
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come Join ZPN and make SNOW DAY Crafts!

Free with a valid zipcard.

Location: Student Union Room 335

Contact Information:
Charlotte Lorson

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
Solaris, Faculty Woodwind QuintetJan. 27
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Faculty woodwind quintet, Solaris, will give a concert featuring the works by Haydn, Lefebvre, Ligeti, Ravel and Wilder on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. in Guzzetta Recital Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.

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

Guzzetta Recital Hall is located at 157 University Ave. across from E.J. Thomas Hall.

Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall
ZPN's Diversity Trivia NightJan. 28
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join ZPN for a night full of diversity topics.

The trivia game will include questions relating to topics such as: gender, ethnicity, culture, disabilities, alternative art, fashion, music, and more.

There will be 4 rounds of questions with the chance to win a $200 Visa Gift Card, an Android tablet, $50 gift cards, and digital cameras.

There will be food and beverages.

Free with a valid zip card.

Location: Student Union Ballrooms C/D/E

Contact Information:
Kaylee Schuster

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
Alpha Delta Pi Spring RecruitmentJan. 28
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The women of Alpha Delta Pi are excited to start their search for new sisters at the beginning of the 2013 Spring semester. The Alpha Delta Pi Chapter will be hosting recruitment events the first two weeks of school and would like to invite all full time undergraduate female students to attend.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Lunch in the Student Union: 11:00am-1:00pm

Thursday, January 17, 2013 Lunch in the Student Union: 11:00am-1:00pm

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Lunch in the Student Union: 11:00am-1:00pm

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Lunch in the Student Union: 11:00am-1:00pm

Monday, January 28, 2013 Open House: 5:00pm-7:30pm at the Alpha Delta Pi house

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Open House: 7:30pm-9:30pm at the Alpha Delta Pi house

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Open House: 5:00pm-7:30pm at the Alpha Delta Pi house

Dress is casual. We will be providing a light snack at the open houses.

Not sure if you want to join a sorority? Don’t worry. Our recruitment events are a great way to learn about Greek Life. Students are not committing to anything by coming to these events.

We hope to see you there!!!

If you have any questions you may contact Kristen Shepherd
Call or text: 1-330-565-1836

Location: Alpha Delta Pi Chapter House (291 Spicer Street, across for the Rec Center)

Location: 291 Spicer Street

Contact Information:
Kristen Shepherd

Sponsored by: Alpha Delta Pi
Comedian Samuel ComroeJan. 29
9:09 pm - 11:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Time: 9:09 pm
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Sam Comroe shares his hilarious and insightful stories of his life with Tourette Syndrome, coming from a large family, and experiencing trial and tribulations of the life of a young comic. He is one of the most energetic, engaging and friendly up and coming comedians.

He is a regular at the famed Laugh Factory, and has performed at The Ice House, The Improv, and The Comedy Store, he is also a Headliner at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA. He has opened for comedians such as Tom Green, Rob Schneider, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Charlie Murphy, and James P. Connolly. Most recently he was on the NBC Diversity Stand Up tour.

This FREE event is sponsored by RHPB and RHC

Location: SU Ballroom

Contact Information:
Aysen Ulupinar-Butzer

Sponsored by: RHPB and RHC
UA Leads: Judson LaipplyJan. 30
3:20 pm - 5:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, January 30
Time: 3:20 PM
Location: Student Union Theater

Join YouTube sensation Judson Laipply, the creator of "The Evolution of Dance," to laugh and learn as he speaks about leadership and life. Mixing humor and content, Judson will keep you entertained and of course, will finish things off with the hilarious finale, "The Evolution of Dance!"

**Part of the UA Leads Program

This FREE event is sponsored by Sigma Lambda

Location: SU Theater

Contact Information:
Aysen Ulupinar-Butzer

Sponsored by: Sigma Lambda
Time: n/a
Reminder of the upcoming registration deadline for Spring Intramural Bowling. Registration will close on Wednesday, January 30th at 6:00pm. While this is the deadline, sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to register early! Cost is $10 per team. All teams must be registered online AND have paid the registration fee (now accepting online payment) before the January 30th deadline. Log on to for more details and to register.

Please contact the OASIS Office with any questions at 330-972-6956 or email us at

Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Andy Boehnlein
Deadline Approaching to Submit Proposals for Upcoming ConferenceJan. 31
Time: n/a
The Graduate Committee for Research on Women and Gender is pleased to announce an upcoming conference showcasing Undergraduate and Graduate students original research on women and gender. The conference will be held April 19-20th at the University of Akron. We are currently accepting proposals for posters, papers, presentations, and workshops. All proposals are due by January 31, 2013. Please see our website for submission guidelines and conference information:

Location: College of Arts and Sciences

Sponsored by: GradCROW
8:00 pm
Join ZPN, EJ Thomas Hall, RHC, and RHPB during Black History Month & Rethinking Race Week for Step Afrika!

STEP AFRIKA! Is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Founded in December 1994, the company is celebrated worldwide for its efforts to promote an appreciation for stepping and the dance tradition’s use as an education tool for young people. Step Afrika! Reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages in North & South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Location: EJ Thomas Hall

Contact Information:
Brittany Ferguson

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network, EJ Thomas Hall, RHC, RHPB
Time: n/a
Reminder of the upcoming registration deadline for Spring Intramural Co-Rec 4-on-4 Flag Football. Registration will close on Wednesday, February 6th at 6:00pm. While this is the deadline, sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to register early! All teams must be registered online AND have paid the registration fee (now accepting online payment) before the February 6th deadline. Log on to for more details and to register.

Please contact the OASIS Office with any questions at 330-972-6956 or email us at

Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
Sales & Marketing Showcase Event !!!Feb. 6
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Are you a business major still looking for a great internship or job opportunity for Summer 2013? Then look no further than FEBRUARY 6TH.

Pi Sigma Epsilon is presenting the first-ever SALES & MARKETING SHOWCASE - an effort to bring top internships and students together in a new way. This event will feature: hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, great networking opportunities, as well as plenty of opportunities with fantastic local companies. Not to mention there is also an opportunity to win a $50 VISA gift card while you're there!

The best part...ITS A FREE EVENT!!!

Space is limited so make sure to RSVP here:

Dont wait... RSVP today and we'll see YOU at the Showcase !!!

Location: Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing

Sponsored by: Pi Sigma Epsilon
Come to 2013 College Goal Sunday to fill out FAFSAFeb. 10
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The University of Akron is once again serving as the Summit County host of College Goal Sunday on Feb. 10, beginning at 2 p.m. in Simmons Hall. The college financial aid event is presented annually at sites around the state by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and is endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents.

College Goal Sunday is designed to provide assistance to students and parents in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the application that is required to be completed to receive federal financial aid, including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as need-based state grants.

This is a free event, and is open to current college students at any institution, as well as prospective students planning to attend a college in Ohio or out-of-state, and their parents. Registration is not required, but is encouraged. To register for College Goal Sunday, visit, or call 1-800-233-6734.

The Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) is a nonprofit, professional organization for individuals actively engaged in the administration of financial aid within the state of Ohio for higher education. As an educational organization, OASFAA strives to offer resources to students, families and high school advisors to promote higher education and increase awareness of financial aid opportunities.

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Football Walk-on TryoutsFeb. 11
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The ZIPS football staff will hold walk-on tryouts.

Paperwork is available in the Football Office (AFLD 286) beginning Monday, January 14th. Paperwork must be completed and returned to the football office before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 4th.

If, after returning paperwork, you are eligible to participate in walk-on tryouts, your name will be on the list posted at the Football Office after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8th.

Location: Athletics Field House
Hearts for HumanityFeb. 15
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dinner & Derby
Hearts for Humanity Dinner

Friday, February 15, 2013

Cocktail hour: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Dinner served at 7:00pm

In the Student Union Grand Ballroom
o $35 UA staff and friends
o $20 UA students
Music, Auctions, Dinner, Desserts, and more!

Come out in your derby best!

Check out the website:

More information to follow!

Location: SU Ballroom

Contact Information:
Ali Doehring
Conversation Partners ProgramMarch 1 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
The English Language Institute (ELI), UA's English program for international students, invites UA students, faculty, and staff to participate in its Conversation Partners Program. Through this program, the ELI pairs an international student who is learning English in our program 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 Conversation Partners Program begins January 22 in the ELI Office in Olin Hall 302. The one-hour weekly meetings will run from March until May. Call (330) 972-7544 for more information.

Location: Olin Hall 302
Accepting Proposals for UASIS! Experience the UASIS....FREE for UA Students!April 11
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The 9th Annual University of Akron Student Innovation Symposium: A Showcase of Research for Undergraduate and Graduate students makes every effort to highlight student research, innovation and creativity! The symposium includes poster and oral presentations and an awards luncheon that honors faculty mentorship and outstanding student research with cash prizes and awards! All disciplines are encouraged to participate! Please visit our website for ways to participate as a presenter or a volunteer. Proposal deadline is February 22, 2013!

Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Symphonie Smith

Additional Information
SpringFest 2013 volunteers!May 3
Time: n/a
Are you interested in volunteering for SpringFest 2013?

Did you know that there are shifts all day in different positions and throughout the week before?

This is your chance to give us your information to be the first to get our call for volunteers email before the rest of campus!

You can have more chance to pick your shift time and location preferences to volunteer for SpringFest 2013!

Beat the rest of the volunteers to get your top choice by giving your name and email!

You will receive the exclusive link to sign up for the shifts at least 1 week before the rest of the campus!

Location: Coleman Common

Contact Information:
Aysen Ulupinar-Butzer
Go to Spain !May 15 - Dec. 31
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Travel for 11 days to Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Córdoba, Granada, and Barcelona. Go to the Prado, La Sagrada Familia Cathedral by Antonio Gaudi and more . . . A 3 day extension may be possible. NO MAJOR REQUIRED; OPEN TO ALL; family, friends, etc.

Sponsored by the Interior Design Program, the trip can 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

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