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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

UA to unveil new ad theme during Super Bowl Sunday 
As has become a University of Akron tradition, UA will unveil a new advertising theme during the 2013 Super Bowl, Sunday, Feb. 3.

“This year, it's all about what we call 'connected knowledge,'” says Luis M. Proenza, president of The University of Akron. “The essence of The Akron Experience is to provide students with the knowledge to help solve difficult problems in today's society, and connect students with resources and opportunities to ensure their success during college and after graduation.”

The advertising campaign includes television spots, print and online advertising. As in the past, UA's commercial will run regionally during the game at a much lower rate than what advertisers pay for a national spot.

“Our Super Bowl launch is designed to reach a broad audience throughout our region with a strong message about the quality of education here at The University of Akron,” says Wayne Hill, chief marketing officer and associate vice president. “In the world of advertising, it's important to make a memorable impact. The technology behind the visuals in the 30-second spot delivers that high impact message to millions of viewers in northeast Ohio.”

The television ad features President Proenza who is beginning his fifteenth year at the helm of the University. He has spoken often of three guiding principles of university engagement: Relevance, Connectivity and Productivity: “Merging innovation with broad-based education makes UA more relevant, more connected to the community and more productive in terms of economic, social and human wellbeing.”

In this ad, President Proenza speaks of how the campus community creates knowledge through research, connects that knowledge with business and industry to solve problems, connects students with opportunities to give them a head start in their career, and connects communities to improve our region and the world.

Triangle The "Connected Knowledge" commercial

Triangle The ways in which Connected Knowledge is demonstrated

Sponsored by: UA's Institutional Marketing Dept

Hearts for Humanity: Fundraiser for Alternative Spring Break 
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
>> $35 UA Staff, Faculty, Community Members
>> $20 UA students
>> $15 Children 4-12
>> Free, Children 3 & under

Music, Auctions, Dinner, Desserts, and more!

Come out in your derby best!

Visit the webpage to RSVP or Make A Donation

Location: SU Ballroom

Contact Information:
Ali Doehring
Fall 2012 Culture Quest Winner 
contest-winner Andrew Bullock received an iPad Mini for completing Culture Quest this past fall semester! He was among many dedicated students who completed Culture Quest. Culture Quest programming has already begun this semester and you too can be entered into this semester's grand prize drawing by completing Culture Quest for the Spring 2013. For more information please visit the Culture Quest website at

Location: N/A

Contact Information:
Damon Pee

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NEED A JOB? AND WANT TO HELP OUT OTHERS BECOME A PEER MENTOR! Students – Take advantage of Peer Mentoring Services  
Students – Take advantage of Peer Mentoring Services by The Office of Multicultural Development!

The Office of Multicultural Development provides a variety of academic programs and services to help support the University’s goals of recruiting and retaining multicultural students, and promoting a culture of student success.
Peer Mentoring Services strives to provide students with a welcoming and supportive environment that models and encourages excellence. Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship between an upperclassman University of Akron student (mentor) and a new first-year student (mentee). This relationship develops over a one-year period of time with clearly defined roles and expectations. The upper-class student (mentor) is knowledgeable, experienced, and willing to share his/her time, energy, and talents with their student mentee. We are proud to accept any willing student in search of becoming a mentor. Through regular meetings and activities, mentors will help their mentees discover the potential within themselves to succeed in their personal, academic, and professional endeavors.
We encourage you to sign-up to become a Peer Mentor today! The Office of Multicultural Development strives to help students develop a sense of belonging to our campus community and an increased level of motivation and pride. This will enhance the overall college experience and, ultimately, prepare students for success in the classroom and beyond.

For more information, two informational Sessions will be held on:
Friday, February 1st from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursday, March 7th from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Both meetings will be held in Simmons Hall Room 101

Please consider becoming a part of this great program! Students can sign-up to apply for a Peer Mentoring position online at For questions, contact Autumn Frampton at ext. 8660 or

Location: Simmons Hall Room 101

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Outstanding student leaders are encouraged to apply for Omicron Delta Kappa 
The national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa is accepting applications of junior, senior, and graduate students. The society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character. The deadline for students to submit their application materials is Friday, February 22nd. Students should complete the online application.
Theta Chi Game Night 
Come join the men of Theta Chi Fraternity for a fun night of games!

Activities will include Mountain Dew Party Games and a Video Game Tournament. There will also be a Foosball Tournament for those daring enough to challenge Theta Chi!

Free FOOD will be provided and ALL are welcome. Come out and meet the men of Theta Chi and have a blast!

Event is at the Chapter House: 493 Vine Street, Akron (Across from the Spicer Dorm)

Also ask our brothers about our annual Super Bowl social! @ThetaChiAkron

Location: 493 Vine Street

Contact Information:
Graham Arnold

Sponsored by: Theta Chi Fraternity
Free STD TestingJan. 6
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Student Health will sponsor free STD testing on Wednesday, February 6 between 10:00 and 2:00 pm at the Student Recreation/Wellness Center upper level. No appointment is necessary.

Location: SRWC upper level

Contact Information:
Nancy Granger, RN
USG Senate OpeningsJan. 11 - Dec. 31
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Looking to get involved? Looking to make a change in student's lives? Then look no further! The Undergraduate Student Government Senate is looking for a Senator for the College of Education and for the College of Engineering. It is not a requirement to be a part of either of these colleges, we simply require that you have a passion for representing your fellow students!

As a Senator, you will be expected to represent your academic college and to attend weekly Senate meetings as well as weekly committee meetings. Senators are also required to hold a minimum of four office hours per week. Finally, all USG members are required to be in good academic standing with the University of Akron, maintain at least 12 credit hours, and at least a 2.0 GPA.

Applications can be submitted electronically at and are due by January 25. Just remember to choose Senate as your area of interest, and then send a cover letter and resume to Interviews will be held the following week and an applicant will be chosen from among those interviewed.

Feel free to email with any questions!

Location: Student Union Room 133

Contact Information:
Turner Anderson

Sponsored by: USG
Guidance for military service students who must miss classJan. 14
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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.

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Serving With Swipes!Feb. 1 - Dec. 31
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Do you have a meal plan that leaves you with too many meal swipes to use up at the end of the
week? Are you unsure of what to get, but don't want to waste you hard earned college funds? Well if
so, here is the solution!!!

Serving with Swipes is a non-profit student organization in which you can use your unused meal
swipes to donate food to the nearby food pantry. This is a great way to help those who are less
fortunate while also learning not to be wasteful.

Just use your extra meal swipes at the Zees stores to purchase nonperishable, canned, or boxed
foods. Drop them in the boxes located in the Zees stores at Exchange, Rob's Cafe, Quaker Square,
or the Student Union.

Serving with Swipes-A great way to give back to the community and help those who are less

Location: All Zee stores

Contact Information:
Daniel Slattery

Sponsored by: Newman Catholic Campus Ministry
Volunteer for Rethinking Race!Feb. 1 - Dec. 31
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Looking for a way to enhance your resume? To become more involved on campus? To learn more about contemporary and historic racial issues? Consider being a volunteer for Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond 2013, which will take place on the UA campus Feb. 1-15. Volunteers are needed to scan student IDs and distribute and collect surveys. Volunteers can attend the events at which they are helping.

The events of Rethinking Race 2013 include films, lectures, workshops, and facilitated conversations. They are scheduled for morning, afternoon and evening. There are times to fit every schedule. Here’s the link to the Rethinking Race website: The calendar link is on the right side of the page.

Consider taking a few hours out of your busy schedule to do something for yourself, your campus and your future. When you’re ready to volunteer, click on this link and sign up!

Location: Various

Contact Information:
Amy Shriver Dreussi

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The Outdoor Adventure Center will be having lots of clinics this Spring semester. Some exciting ones that are coming up include Outdoor Cooking ($5 per student, $8 for faculty/staff/SRWC member), Crate Stacking Challenge (FREE!) and our Indoor Climbing Route Setting (FREE!). Check out our website to see more great opportunities we have to offer this semester! For additional information, contact Ashley Mowen at 330-972-6956 or


Contact Information:
USG Openings: The Director of Internal CommunicationsFeb. 1 - Dec. 31
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Looking to get involved? Looking to make a change in student's lives? Then look no further! The Undergraduate Student Government Executive Branch is looking for someone to fill the Director of Internal Communications position.

As a Director, you will be expected to attend weekly Executive Branch meetings as well as weekly CommComm meetings. The Director of Internal Communications is also required to hold a minimum of four office hours per week. Finally, all USG members are required to be in good academic standing with the University of Akron, maintain at least 12 credit hours, and at least a 2.0 GPA.

Applications can be submitted electronically at and are due by February 15th. Just remember to choose Executive Branch as your area of interest, and then send a cover letter and resume to Interviews will be held the following week and an applicant will be chosen from among those interviewed.

Feel free to email with any questions!

Location: Student Union Room 133

Contact Information:
Mary Beth

Sponsored by: USG
Gentlemen's ShowcaseFeb. 1 - Dec. 31
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
The Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) proudly presents the Second Annual Gentleman’s Showcase – March Madness style. NeW is on a mission to find the gentlemen that we know exist at UA!

What is a gentleman? He opens the door for you without expecting anything in return; he shovels a neighbor’s car out of the snow; he helps an older woman carry her groceries; he treats you like the lady you are; and he is confident but not conceited.

Do you know a gentleman who fits this description? Click on the link below to nominate him:

The top 16 will be voted on by students to determine the top gentleman in our community. The winner will receive a gift certificate for dinner for two at a local restaurant.

Nominations will be accepted now through Friday, March 1st at NOON, and voting begins the following Monday, March 4th.

For more information about the Gentleman’s Showcase and NeW, click on the additional information below.

Location: NA

Contact Information:
Rachel Smith

Sponsored by: Network of Enlightened Women

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ZPN Family Night in the JARFeb. 2
5:00 pm
ZPN is hosting it's third annual Family Night in the JAR! Will will be getting rowdy for the AK before the game begins! At halftime we will be eating a delicious meal!

A $5 deposit per person (Excluding UA Students) is required to reserve your spot! Deposits will be returned upon arrival to the event. To place your reservation, go to the Student Union Information Desk now through February 1st at 12pm.

Location: James A. Rhodes Arena (JAR)

Contact Information:
Charlotte Lorson

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
Zips Men's Basketball vs. Ohio - LIVE ON ESPNUFeb. 2
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come cheer on the Zips Men's Basketball team as it battles for first place in the MAC East with the rival Ohio Bobcats. The game starts at 5 p.m. and will be televised LIVE on ESPNU. Student tickets are FREE but must be picked up in advance of the game due to the expected capacity crowd. Remaining pick-up times and locations are as follows (based on availability:

Rob's Café: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 1

Rec Center: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 1

You must show your Zip Card to pick up a ticket and to enter the game on February 2. Enter Rhodes Arena through the northwest entrance on the night of the game.

Location: Rhodes Arena

Contact Information:
Brad Swanson

Sponsored by: Athletics

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BassoonARoo at Guzzetta Recital HallFeb. 3
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The University of Akron's bassoon ensemble, BassoonARoo, will be performing on the finale concert of Bassoon Day at The University of Akron Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m.

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
Recyclemania Feb. 3 - Dec. 31
1:00 am - 12:00 am

UA joins in Recyclemania competition

Did you know? In 2012, the University of Akron saved enough energy by recycling its paper and cardboard to heat 220 homes for 6 months.

Annually, the University competes in the international recycling contest — Recyclemania — now under way at schools across the country. Throughout the competition, which continues through March 30, recyclable materials are collected and measured from each participating building and residence hall on campus. At the end of the competition the total weight of each recyclable material is reported to the Recyclemania committee and considered in the overall ranking. UA's goal with Recyclemania is to foster campus-wide enthusiasm for recycling and continuing efforts to reduce the waste stream.

The winning school in each of the seven categories in the competition will be recognized on the Recyclemania website. Winning schools will also receive a trophy made entirely of recycled materials. So remember, in order to win we must reduce our waste, reuse appropriate materials and then recycle.

In addition to the Recyclemania competition, Kent State has challenged UA to a supplemental competition, dubbed the “Braggin' Wheel.”

For more information on what materials UA is currently recycling, please visit the Campus Recycling website, or contact Andrew Henry, recycling superintendent, at ext. 6019 or

Location: The University of Akron

Contact Information:
Andrew Henry

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ZTV, Emmy Award Winning Television on CampusFeb. 4 - Dec. 31
7:30 pm - 10:00 am
If you enjoy great television, then check out ZTV, The University of Akron's own television programming!

Monday, February 4th starts all new programming from 7:30pm-10pm daily.

Check us out on Campus Channel 45,
Like us on Facebook at ZTVAkron,
And Follow us on Twitter @ZTVAkron

Location: Campus Channel 45

Contact Information:
Kayleigh Bracht

Sponsored by: ZTV
The University of Akron Jazz Combos Feb. 4
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. The University of Akron Jazz Combos will perform under the direction of Jazz Professor, Jack Schantz. This concert is free and open to the public.

Guzzetta Recital Hall 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
Coming OutFeb. 4
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This workshop is for students who are sexual minorities in order to discuss the lifelong coming out process. Sign up for programs by contacting the Counseling Center, Simmons Hall -306 or call (330) 972-7082.

Location: Simmon Hall 306

Contact Information:
Paulette Solomon

Additional Information
Pi Sigma Epsilon INTERVIEW NIGHT Feb. 4
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Your INVOLVEMENT will lead to EVOLVEMENT as you become apart of PI Sigma Epsilon, the premiere marketing, sales and management fraternity on campus.

Develop professional skills, Network with business professionals and Socialize with cool people!!!

This event is business professional attire and ALL majors are welcome!

Location: Murphy Room CBA 2nd floor

Contact Information:
Marcus Cuff

Sponsored by: Pi Sigma Epsilon
Change the Conversation about Mental Health with Active MindsFeb. 4
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Are you interested in promoting mental health issues and awareness on campus? Active Minds is holding their first informational session with leadership opportunities available to all members, both new and returning.

Active Minds is the only student organization nation-wide working to...
- utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on and off campus.
- increase students' awareness of mental health issues and encourage them to seek help when needed.
- provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness.
- serve as a liaison between students and the mental health community and counseling center.
- remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues and promote open dialogue.

Our first meeting is next Monday, February 4, 2013 in the Student Union room 321. Meetings are free and open to ALL students - new members are always welcome!

Location: Student Union Room 321

Contact Information:
Nita Duangjumpa

Sponsored by: Active Minds

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The University of Akron Symphony OrchestraFeb. 5
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The University of Akron Symphony Orchestra will be giving a concert at First Congregational Church with concerto winner Laura Anderson and faculty trumpeter Scott Johnston the orchestra will perform Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain," Still's Afro-American Symphony, Strauss' Horn Concerto, Haydn's Trumpet Concerto. Guy Victor Bordo conducts.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information call 330-972-8301or e-mail First Congregational Church is located at 292 E. Market St in Akron.

Location: First Congregational Church
Get Involved! Meet 5 Akron Area Agencies to Learn More about VolunteeringFeb. 5
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
On Tuesday, February 5, join serveAkron from 11am-1pm in the Student Union Concourse and Trapezoid Lounge (2nd floor of the SU) for our Spring Volunteer Fair!

During the Volunteer Fair, you will have the opportunity to meet Akron area non-profit agencies and organizations! Find agencies that fit your needs and learn how to get involved!

To participate, just stop by the Student Union on February 5th from 11am-1pm and grab a Volunteer Passport. There will be a contest for a $25.00 iTunes Gift Card to those who meet at least 5 or more agencies!

Location: 2nd Floor of the Student Union

Contact Information:

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Is the force strong with you? Rush Alpha Phi Omega!Feb. 5
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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!).

Upcoming Events:

2/4/13 Q&A: Still unsure about joining Alpha Phi Omega? Come ask our brothers and officers your unanswered questions about what we do and how to join! We will be in the Student Union, room 308 from 6:30-8pm. There may even be some surprise refreshments!
2/5/13 Initiation: Come join us at our initiation ceremony at 7:45 pm in the Student Union, Ballrooms C, D, and E. Please wear business casual attire and bring your $35 membership fee.

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

Sponsored by: Alpha Phi Omega

Additional Information
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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:
Andy Boehnlein
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Winter Backpacking Clinic on February 6 at 6PM to 8PM in the SRWC Classroom 245, is a two hour clinic where people can learn the essentials needed for camping and hiking in the backcoutry during the winter. The cost for the clinic is $5 student, $8 faculty/staff/SRWC member and the registration deadline is February 2nd. For additional information, please contact Ashley Mowen at 330-972-6956 or

Location: SRWC CLASSROOM 245

Contact Information:
Ashley Mowen
Newman Catholic Campus Ministry Meeting! Valentine Cards!Feb. 6
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dinner begins at 6:30 and will be followed by making Valentine Cards for children in hospitals and for people in nursing homes. We hope to see you there!

Location: Newman Center

Contact Information:
Daniel Slattery

Sponsored by: Newman Catholic Campus Ministry
SPAIN: MAY 2013 Informational MeetingFeb. 6
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come for a FAQ & Q&A meeting about 9 days in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Córdoba, Granada, and Barcelona, the Prado, La Sagrada Familia Cathedral by Antonio Gaudi and more . . . NO MAJOR REQUIRED. OPEN TO ALL; family, friends!

Location: Schrank Hall South 115

Contact Information:
John Vollmer

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Cabaret Company 4: A Circus of Homo SapiensFeb. 6 - Dec. 31
8:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A Circus of Homo Sapiens is an original review of music compiled from various artists ranging from broadway musicals to local artists from Akron Ohio. The show itself is a commentary on human life and interaction. This Circus is compiled of musical side shows, each presenting a different possibility for human interaction in life. The show follows a through line of different themes through the human experience all encompassed by one overall theme: Life! The show itself is fun and happy and sad and is geared towards all ages. So come and Join the Circus like you always wanted to! After all, we are all human, so we all fit into this, A Circus of Homo Sapiens!

Performance Dates:
February 6th, 7th, and 8th @ 8pm
February 9th @ 2pm and @ 8pm
February 10th @ 2pm

Admission is free! Donations welcomed
Refreshments available for purchase

Location: In the Paul A. Daum Theatre in Kolbe Hall

Contact Information:
Nici Romo, Theatre Guild President

Sponsored by: Theatre Guild
Free HIV TestingFeb. 6
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Student Health Services at The University of Akron in partnership with The Community AIDS Network will offer free HIV Testing at The University of Akron for UA students. HIV testing will be held Wednesday February 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Testing for UA students is by appointment only by calling 330-972-7390 beginning Wednesday, January 30, one week prior to the testing event. Students on campus may dial extension X 7390. The free HIV testing is confidential and anonymous with appointments listed only by birth date. Students will receive information about the testing location when they schedule an appointment at 330-972-7390.

Location: Confidential

Contact Information:
Diane Fashinpaur

Additional Information
Rethinking Race Week: Step Afrika!Feb. 6
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, February 6
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: EJ Thomas Hall

Based in Washington DC, Step Afrika is the first professional performance company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. The company has been featured on CNN, BET, PBS, and NPR, as well as in several commercials and numerous books, documentaries, and articles. Step Afrika serves as the cultural ambassadors for the United States, representing the nation at events around the world through special invitations from the American Embassy, military, and cultural exchange organizations.

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

Location: EJ Thomas Hall

Contact Information:
Aysen Ulupinar-Butzer

Sponsored by: RHPB, RHC, ZPN, and EJ Thomas
College Democrats Membership MeetingFeb. 7
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join CDUA this semester for great speakers, career building advice, and networking, volunteer, and event opportunities. Our theme this semester is “Volunteerism and Grassroots Activism”! Make friends while making a real difference!

CDUA meets every Thursday (except Spring Break and Finals Week) 5:00pm to 6:00pm in Olin Hall room 276. Stick around until 6:30 for one-on-one time with our guest speakers or fun activities to foster friendship and unity among our members. If you are interested in a career in government or politics, or building your leadership skills for any career…this is the organization for you!

Contact CDUA at:

Follow CDUA on:
OrgSync—College Democrats
Facebook—Akron College Democrats
Facebook—UA College Democrats

Location: Olin Hall Room 276

Contact Information:
Christine Cox

Sponsored by: CDUA
Apply to be a USG Senator!Feb. 8
4:00 pm - 4:00 pm

USG Senator Applications are now available! Apply for a chance to represent the voice of undergraduate students! All applications are due by 4pm on Friday, February 8 to the USG Office (Student Union, Room 133).

Opportunities include:
• Working alongside student leaders to improve the campus community
• Networking with campus administrators, faculty, and students
• Gaining professional and leadership experience

Submit a Senator Application and start on a path to make a difference at UA!

For more information go to:

Location: Student Union, Room 133

Contact Information:
Andrew P. White

Sponsored by: Undergraduate Student Government

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PB&JFeb. 8
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The PB&J Outreach program is a non-profit program that provides food for the weekend to children attending Mason Elementary School in Akron, OH. The program was started in 2009 after a study showed that these children, who have breakfast and lunch provided to them through the school during the week, were not getting enough food to eat during the weekends.
Each week, 60 children are provided with bags of food containing enough food for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 snacks to eat on Saturdays and Sundays. The funding for these meals comes completely from grants and individual donations.

We meet at the First Congrgational Church on Friday afternoon at 12:30 and once we are finished packing we travel to Mason Elementary and pass out the food to the children.

This is a great opportunity to gain service hours and show your support to the community!

Location: First Congregational Church 250 E Market St

Contact Information:

Sponsored by: Alpha Phi Omega
HALO's Spanish Conversation Outreach!Feb. 8
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Come and be part of HALO's Spanish Conversation Outreach 2013!

Are you studying spanish? Are you thinking of traveling to Latin America? Join HALO and also benefit from the great oportunity to practice your spanish conversation skills!

For more information, don't hesitate to contact us. Find us in Facebook and OrgSync.


Ven y se parte de "HALO's Spanish Conversation Outreach 2013"

¿Estas estudiando español? ¿Estás pensando en viajar a América Latina? ¡Unete a HALO y tambien benefíciate de la gran oportunidad de practicar tus habilidades de conversación en español!

Para más información, no dudes en contactarnos. Encuéntranos en Facebook y OrgSync.

Location: Student Union 1st floor

Contact Information:
Luisa Nelly Berrios Rocha

Sponsored by: HALO (Hispanics & Latinos Organized)

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Interested in Volunteering? Join serveAkron for our Super Service Saturday with Veterans ServicesFeb. 9
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for Super Service Saturday with Summit County Veterans Services on February 9 from 11am-1pm

As part of Feb-ROO-ary Service Month, help the Summit County Veterans Services Commission meet the needs of the Veteran community through volunteering! The Veterans Services Commission assists veterans with financial, health, and employment needs. Day of the event, plan to meet in the Student Union Commuter Lounge (located directly below Starbucks) at 10:30am.

Interested? RSVP online at

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

Contact Information:

Additional Information
Take classes at Akron Art Museum through uArts InitiativeFeb. 9
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
With your free, year-round admission to the Akron Art Museum through the ongoing uArts Initiative, UA students, faculty and staff are eligible to take classes or attend special events at the museum at members-only prices. Coming up on the schedule:

  • Members-only Earring Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 to 5 p.m. Participants will learn techniques to design and complete a pair of earrings using sterling French hooks and copper by the end of the session. The cost is $50.

  • Art and Ale, Friday, March 8, 6 to 9 p.m. Students ages 21 and older may attend this event, where a variety of expertly crafted beer, along with snacks, will be served at this tasting event. The cost to members is $35 per person if tickets are purchased by Feb. 15, and $40 after Feb. 15.

  • To see the complete schedule, register for a class or event, or learn about current exhibits, visit the Akron Art Museum online. You can stay up-to-date on museum exhibits, events and special offers with a free subscription to its monthly newsletter. Just visit Art Museum Newsletter to sign up.

    The Akron Art Museum is located at One South High St., just two blocks from Quaker Square. Free parking will be available in the nearby Akron-Summit County Public Library deck.

    Location: Akron Art Museum

    Additional Information

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The Winter Backpacking Trip on February 9 to Allegheny National Forest PA or Southeast OH is a 2 day adventure where people can learn the basics of camping in the backcountry during the winter. The cost for the trip is $30 for students and $40 for faculty/staff/SRWC members and the registration deadline is February 2, 2013. For additional information, contact Ashley Mowen at 330-972-6956 or

Location: Allegheny National Forest PA or Southeast Ohio

Contact Information:
Ashley Mowen
Faculty Recital- Frank Ward, bass-baritoneFeb. 10
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m. The University of Akron School of Music's, Dr. Frank Ward, will be performing a concert of spirituals, work songs, and art songs written by African-American composers. Also works by Purcell, Mozart and Schubert.

This concert is free and open to the public. Guzzetta Recital Hall 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
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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Valentines for Veterans with serveAkronFeb. 12 - Dec. 31
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Show some love to our troops and stop by the lounge across from Starbucks in the Student Union from 11am-1pm on February 12th, 13th, and 14th.

All cards will be sent on the 14th to the Veterans Services located on 1060 E. Waterloo Rd. in Akron!

The Veterans Association is helps nearly 150,000 veterans every year to help ease burdens for veterans and their families.

Location: Student Union Trapezoid Lounge

Contact Information:

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UA Students MARDI GRAS at E.J. Thomas is back! Tuesday February 12, 2013Feb. 12
9:09 pm - 12:00 am
UA Students don't miss one of the best parties of the year on campus to celebrate FAT TUESDAY February 12th 9:09 PM - Midnight.
Dance on Stage, munch on Cajun food, snacks and candy..
complete with King Cakes, beads, feathers and masks and Sparky B's crazy giveaways from stage... of all it's FREE for UA Students with valid Zipcard (Zipcard admits 2 so bring a friend!)
Compete in the BEST MASK contest for a chance to win a BEST BUY GIFT CARD.
Party held on the EJ stage, enter through the blue door on Hill Street.
For more info go to UAEVENTS.COM
Sponsored by RHPB, RHC and E.J. Thomas Hall

Location: E.J. Thomas

Sponsored by: RHPB, RHC
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for the FREE Intramural Soccer Skills Challenge, Tuesday, February 12, from 7:00 - 10:00 pm in the SRWC 2-Court Gym. Registration will take place on-site from 7:00 - 9:30 pm. Come test your soccer skills in passing, shooting, dribbling, and juggling. All you have to do is show up with your Zip Card for a chance to win your very own Intramural Championship T-Shirt.

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

Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
Andy Boehnlein
UA Leads: Jon VromanFeb. 13
3:20 pm - 5:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, February 13
Time: 3:20 PM
Location: Honors Common Room

Jon Vroman has inspired students to take action and get involved by finding the courage to move beyond their fears and take on leadership roles in clubs, organizations, community service, and other campus activities. Jon believes that you can either be a spectator in the back row of life, or a participant in the front row. How do you live?

**Part of the UA Leads Program

This FREE event is sponsored by Sigma Lambda

Location: Honors Common Room

Contact Information:
Aysen Ulupinar-Butzer

Sponsored by: Sigma Lambda
ZPN's Ocean's in MotionFeb. 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZPN Adult and Family Programs Presents...
Ocean's in Motion

This is a comedy show that will teach kids about a magical underwater world to discover the amazing creatures that live in the ocean. They will learn about ecology, and protecting the oceans. They will also learn the importance of oceans as a natural resource.

This is a free event for families with one valid zipcard.

Location: SU Starbucks

Contact Information:
Charlotte Lorson

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
Integrating Education Abroad into Your Job SearchFeb. 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Career Center and the Office of International Programs are collaborating to present the "Integrating Education Abroad into Your Job Search" workshop for returned education abroad participants.

In today's globalized economy and with an increasing diverse US population, education abroad experience can be a valuable asset for students beginning their career. However, research shows that applicants must be able to present that experience in a way it's relevant to the hiring official. "Integrating Education Abroad into Your Job Search" will help students learn how to include their education abroad experience on a resume and to speak about it in an interview.

Join us Wednesday, January 13th, 12-1:00 PM in Student Union 316.

Location: STUN 316

Contact Information:
Steve Cook
D•A•R•E Women's Support GroupFeb. 14 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
Greetings Future Group Member,

Want to be a better You? The Counseling Center is facilitating a student women’s group starting this semester. The group facilitators are psychologist, Dr. Sara Rieder Bennett, and psychology intern, Pamela L. Jackson, M.Ed., CAS.

D•A•R•E (Define•Affirm•Respect•Empower) is a supportive process group that teaches women to discover who they are and how to relate to others in a safe and confidential environment while addressing personal, social, cultural, and academic concerns. The group is 8 weeks long and will be run in the Counseling Center. Some of the potential topics of exploration include: assertiveness, boundaries, multiple identities, personal strengths, self-care, understanding self and others, work-life-balance, relational and interpersonal challenges, and life maps.

To participate, students must be currently enrolled, referred by a Counseling Center staff member, and meet with the group facilitators for a pre-group screening. If you or someone you know is interested, please have them contact the Center (330/972-7082) to schedule an appointment with a group facilitator. Screenings will take between 15-30 minutes. Space is limited so please call now.

We look forward to growing with you.

Take good care,
Sara Rieder Bennett, Ph.D. Pamela L. Jackson, M. Ed., CAS
Licensed Psychologist Psychology Intern

Location: Counseling Center, Simmons Hall Room 306

Contact Information:
Sara Rieder Bennett and Pamela L. Jackson

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Late Night in the Student Union: Valentine's Day!Feb. 14
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Whether your status is “single” or “in a relationship”, come to the Union Market dining area from 8pm to 11pm for some candy coated fun! Enjoy candy, music, speed dating and other sweet treats.

Location: Student Union, union market dining area

Contact Information:
Lorri March
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit Your Application for Alternative Spring Break TODAYFeb. 15
Time: n/a
ASB trips provide students an opportunity to give back outside of their community and are low-cost, 3, 5, or 7 day experiences. Trips are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

All ASB trips, regardless of location, are $250.00 which includes: transportation, lodging, meals, and recreational activities.


The 2013 ASB Trips include:
“Saving the Wildlife one Tiger at a Time” Carolina Tiger Rescue (Pittsboro, NC)
“Rebuilding Families One House at a Time” Grace House on the Mountain (St. Paul, VA)
“We’ve Got Work to Do!” Community Collaborations International (Biloxi, MS)
“Where Young Spirits Soar” Camp Twin Lakes (Winder, GA) {exclusively planned for members of Fraternity & Sorority Life}
“Inspiring the Community of Greensville” Diligent Hands, Gracious Hearts (Greensville, SC)
“Experience the Adventure” Cumberland Trail (Crossville, TN)

For more information and to get an application, check out our website at

Location: Applications Submitted to the Info Center located

Contact Information:

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A Sister's Purpose Sisterhood Summit 2013Feb. 16
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
What is your PURPOSE?
How do you define PURPOSE?
Don't Know? Come find out!

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Zeta Alpha Chapter Presents
"A Sister's Purpose" Sisterhood Summit 2013!

This conference was designed to help all women at The University of Akron discover their purpose in the hopes of translating that information into the experience of sisterhood at its fullest potential. We hope that you will join us for this special event!

If you joined us last year for "A Sister's Worth," you do NOT want to miss "A Sister's Purpose!"

The day will include numerous workshops, speakers, and sisterhood building activities, as well as a networking mixer following the conference.

Check-In and Breakfast- 8:30am
Summit Will Open Promptly at 9:30am

Please Register Via
For more information:

Location: Student Union, 3rd Floor

Contact Information:
Elise Burnett

Sponsored by: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Zeta Alpha Chapter

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"Love is in the Air - A Piano Valentine" with Steinway Artist Joe AugustineFeb. 17
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
On Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. join Steinway Artist Joe Augustine, vocalist Janet Opritza-Davis, drummer Sam McKenzie and bassist Dave Morgan for an afternoon of romantic piano favorites. Then, take home Augustine's just-released music book and try your hand to play the music you love.

All proceeds from "Remembering You: the Music Book" benefit the School of Music's All-Steinway campaign. Part of UA's Kulas Concert Series: $12 general admission, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with ZipCard. Special venue: Stage Door at E.J. Thomas Hall. Call 330-972-7570 or visit for more information.

Location: Stage Door at E.J. Thomas Hall
Volunteer with serveAkron! Join us for a Weekday Service Experience with Mature ServicesFeb. 19
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mature Services promotes successful aging by providing the highest quality programs and services to support, strengthen, and empower adults as they age.

Come support a local agency by volunteering on Tuesday, February 19 from 2pm-4pm.

Interested? RSVP Online at

Location: Meet in the Center for Service and Leadership at 1

Contact Information:

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Day at the State HouseFeb. 19
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Leaving at 7 am, returning in the afternoon.
Eating lunch at J. gumbo's(ask apw if we are providing it?)
Tour of house
Meet some senators
First 50 to RSVP get to go.
RSVP before 2/8

Location: Columbus State house

Sponsored by: USG
ZPN Lecture Series: Trouble OnlineFeb. 20
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join ZPN and C.L Lindsey as we learn everything we need to know about our online lives: What our rights are; How the laws operate; What potential liabilites await; And most importantly, how to protect ourselves both legally and personally when we log online.

Location: SU Ballroom A

Contact Information:
Ryan Thompson

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reminder of the upcoming registration deadline for Spring Intramural Wiffleball and Innertube Water Polo. Registration will close on Wednesday, February 20th 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 20th 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:
Andy Boehnlein
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Student Recreation and Wellness Services in partnership with National NIRSA Day is proud to bring you ZipLift!

Come test various components of your strength for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Arnold Classic Fitness Expo in Columbus, OH (March 2-4th) The events include:

Bench Press 1-rep Max (awards given for best overall and best relative to bodyweight)
Deadlift 1-rep Max (awards given to best overall and best relative to bodyweight)
Pushups (max reps)
Pullups (max reps)

Participation is FREE and awards will be given to the male and female winners of each event!

No pre-registration is necessary, but you can stop in to the Wellness Suite any time during open hours and fill out your registration form early if you would like.

If you have any questions, contact Joe Schillero, Fitness & Wellness GA, at or call at (330) 972-8373


Contact Information:
Joe Schillero
ZPN Bus Trip: Lake Erie Monster's Hockey GameFeb. 22
7:30 pm
Join ZPN's Bus Trip to Quicken Loans Arena Friday, February 22nd to watch the Lake Erie Monster's Hockey Game!

This game will be dollar dog and dollar soda night!

To participate: Submit a $5 deposit at the Student Union Information desk by Friday, February 22nd at 12pm. The deposits will be returened apon the conclusion of the trip.

It is required that students ride to the game and back to UA on the bus. We will meet at the Student Union Center for Service and Leadership, located across from the Game Room, at 5:45pm.

Location: Student Union CSL

Contact Information:
Emily Pehanich

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
E.D.G.E Leadership Conference TFeb. 23
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Make the choice to join us on the journey of self-discovery and enhancing your leadership through True Colors. Founded in research and predated back to Hippocrates, engage yourself in an interactive training that simplifies our motivations and assists us in understanding ourselves in a new perspective.

Unlock the pathway to YOUR Akron Experience today and take advantage of meeting new people, discovering more about yourself, and learning about your interactions with others.

This conference will provide you with hands-on training and experiences that will help you develop your relationship-building and teamwork skills. True colors, the interactive training tool that will be used, will help you identify intrinsic values, motivations, self-esteem, causes of stress, communication styles, listening styles, social skills, and environmental motivators.

This conference is geared towards UA students that are motivated to try something new, who are interested in meeting new people, and that are ready to self-discover what their True Colors represent.

Location: Student Union Ballroom

Contact Information:
David Armstrong

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ZPN Art Series: ScrapbookingFeb. 26
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join ZPN for Scrapbooking!

ZPN will have numerous materials to make pages for scrapbooks! There will also be hot chocolate!

Space is limited. Contact Ryan to reserve your spot!

** ZPN will not be providing scrapbooks, but materials to make pages for scrapbooking.**

Location: SU Room 335

Contact Information:
Ryan Thompson

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
"The Tattle Tell Signs of Social Media" Feb. 27
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Come to the Student Union Barnes & Noble campus bookstore for the Conversation Nook with Aysen Ulupinar- Butzer! Aysen will be leading the conversation on the effects, both positive and negative, of social media. All in attendance will have the chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card!
*Check with your instructor for the chance to earn extra credit*

Location: SU Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore, soft seating a

Contact Information:
Lorri March
Change in ZPN Movie Series ScheduleFeb. 27 - Dec. 31
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, ZPN will NOT be showing Lincoln on the dates originally planned for (Wednesday, February 27th & Friday, March 1st). In its place, ZPN will be showing Flight.

Lincoln will be shown when Flight was orginally scheduled. Those dates are Thursday, April 4th & Saturday, April 6th.

Always refer to the ZPN homepage:
with any questions about our events or feel free to call our office at (330) 972-7014

Location: Student Union Theatre

Contact Information:
Ryan Thompson

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network

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The Crystal Room BistroJan. 28 - Dec. 31
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Crystal Room Bistro located in Gallucci Hall will open Tuesday, February 5th for Spring Semester. Lunch hours are Monday thru Friday from 11:30-1:30, for dine-in or carry out. We offer daily specials, as well as our a la carte menu.
Our Thursday evening Talk of the Town dinners begin Thursday, February 7th. First seating is at 5:30, and the last reservation is at 7:15. Reservations are recommended.
The Crystal Room Bistro is available for your banquet and catering needs. No group too small, up to 100 people.
For more information, please visit or call (330) 972-6615.
We look forward to seeing you this semester, and thank you for your continued support!

Location: Gallucci Hall

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ZPN Murder Mystery DinnerFeb. 28
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Enjoy a dinner of hamburgers or grilled cheese with fries, as you help unsolve a mystery murder throughout the night!

To reserve your spot, submit a $5 deposit to the Student Union Information Desk. This deposit will be returned upon arrival to the event.

Location: SU Room 335

Contact Information:
Jonathon Morris

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
ZPN Self Expressions: Art DisplayMarch 5
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Have you ever thought of displaying your artwork?

Whether you do it for class, fun, or you are an aspiring artist, ZPN is hosting an Art Display in the Student Union Trapezoid Lounge.

All art work including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, jewelry, metals, etc is being accepted.

All art work is due to the ZPN Office, located in the Student Union Center for Service and Leadership across from the Game Room, by February 25th at 5:00pm.

Any questions, please contact Ryan.

Location: SU Trapezoid Lounge

Contact Information:
Ryan Thompson

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
ZPN Family Night at the RecMarch 8
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
On Friday, March 8th, ZPN welcomes families to use the Recreation and Wellness Center. They can swim, use inflatables, climb on the rock wall, and watch Wreck it Ralph the movie!

Families that are interested in participating can pre-register for the event by contacting Charlotte Lorson at by February 15th at 12pm.

** The first 100 people to pre-register will receive a FREE t-shirt!**

Location: Recreation and Wellness Center

Contact Information:
Charlotte Lorson

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network
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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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.