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Lot Closures for 2/8-2/16 
Lots 2, 4, 8 and 13 near the J.A.R. Arena will close at 11:59pm on Friday, February 15th for a Men’s Basketball Game on Saturday, February 16th. All cars MUST VACATE by this time or face towing at the owner’s expense. Since Lot 8 will be closed, free parking will be permitted in the East Campus Parking Deck (Lot 1) on Spicer Street for those with SRWC/ONAT parking permits. The lots will reopen following the game.

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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, October 14th. Students should complete the online application.
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Sponsored by: Omicron Delta Kappa

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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.

UA's Wayne College Holmes County Higher Education Center also is a site for the event. The center is located at 88-B East Jackson St., Millersburg (map).

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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University seeks smokers' cooperation 
To comply with Ohio's Smoke-Free Workplace Law, UA forbids smoking in any enclosed area, including buildings, parking decks and University vehicles.

To comply with the requirements of this law and to help ensure that tobacco smoke does not enter any area in which smoking is prohibited, no smoking is permitted within 25 feet of an entranceway, window or ventilation system of any University building or enclosed area. 

The law also requires that the University remove cigarette receptacles from areas on campus where smoking is prohibited. That means that smokers will have to fully extinguish their cigarettes when done and then place them in receptacles that are located at least 25 feet from the entranceway of University buildings. 

The University is asking all smokers to be mindful of the restrictions in and around buildings, to be cautious and courteous when discarding cigarettes and to refrain from removing cigarette receptacles from their intended locations.

More information is available on the Ohio Department of Health's Web site.

Is the force strong with you? Rush Alpha Phi Omega!!! 
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 full-time students at the University of Akron are welcome to join (including students in social Greek life!).

We would like to offer those whom were unable to make it to Tuesday's meeting another opportunity to join. If you are still interested in making an impact in the community our Vice President of Membership, Carly Conkin can schedule another initiation ceremony sometime within the next week. THIS IS YOUR FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THIS SEMESTER!!!

If you are interested in learning more about APO or have any questions related to our organization please contact our Rush Chair Stephanie Halle at or Carly Conklin at!

Join our groups on Facebook and Orgsync!

Location: Student Union

Sponsored by: Alpha Phi Omega

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USG Senate Positions Jan. 31 - Dec. 31
2:00 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!

Location: Student Union Room 133

Contact Information:
Chris Serio

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: The Network of Enlightened Women

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The Ricardo Francisco Garzia Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Students Feb. 1 - Dec. 31
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Notice to Graduate Students in Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science: Applications are being accepted for The Ricardo Francisco Garzia Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Students in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering for the 2013-2014 academic year. If you meet the following criteria, please apply by using the attached form:

Applications for the scholarship will be accepted from first-year graduate students in applied mathematics, computer science or electrical engineering who have a 3.75 or higher undergraduate GPA, or from second-year or beyond graduate students in the above named disciplines, who have a 3.5 or higher graduate GPA.

The deadline for application is March 1, 2013. To access and print off the application, click here (or Additional Information link below):

If you have questions, or need additional information, please contact Terrie Sampson at 330-972-8502 or

Location: n/a

Contact Information:
Terrie Sampson

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2013-2014 GSG Elections ApplicationsFeb. 1 - Dec. 31
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fellow Graduate Students,

The 2013-2014 Graduate Student Government elections will take place through an online voting system, open to students from 7:15 pm on March 14th, 2013 to 5:00 pm on March 20th, 2013. Below you will find a brief description of the GSG application process and attached you will find the GSG 2013-2014 Elections Packet. If you are interested in applying for a position on GSG, please be cognizant of the deadline to apply, which is 4 pm on Friday, February 15th, 2013.

As an officer on GSG, you will be required to hold your office during the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters. The election process for GSG requires you to fill out the attached application and submit it together with your resume to the USG/GSG office (Student Union Room 133) with Joanne Dabb no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, February 15th 2013.

All the positions in the Central Committee (Executive Board Members and College Senators) are available for election. The positions of President, Vice President, and Treasurer are eligible to receive a stipend as noted in the bylaws.

This process must be completed by the required deadline (4:00 pm on Friday, February 15th 2013) in order to be considered.

Please visit our website at for more information.

Location: Student Union Room 133

Contact Information:
Alvaro Rodriguez

Sponsored by: Graduate Student Government

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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
Crystal Room Bistro in Gallucci Hall is open!Feb. 5
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Crystal Room Bistro located in Gallucci Hall is open 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 Talk of the Town dinner series are on Thursday evenings. 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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Valentine's Day Couple CheckupFeb. 6
Time: n/a
How healthy is your relationship?
Did you know that being in a stressful relationship weakens your immune system and makes you more susceptible to illnesses from the common cold to cancer?

Meet with one of our graduate level students for a one hour couple check up. During this check up you will fill out a quick relationship questionnaire. Afterwards, you will receive feedback on strengths and areas of growth. We will provide you with many resources to
keep your relationship healthy.

Call 330-972-6822 for your FREE
Valentine’s Day Couple Checkup
between the dates of 2/15 - 2/21.

Location: Chima Family Center: Clinic for Individual and Fa

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Hey Ladies! Like to Sing?Feb. 8 - Dec. 31
1:10 pm - 3:05 pm
Are you looking for a fun group to be a part of? Do you like music? Do you love to sing? Look no further; Join The University of Akron Women's Chorus! We rehearse on Fridays from 1:10-3:05pm in Guzzetta Hall room 149. No audition required! Women’s Chorus is open to all women on campus. Contact Merissa Coleman at for more information or questions. Come sing with us!

Location: Guzzetta Hall room 149
Up 'til Dawn Finale!Feb. 8 - Dec. 31
10:00 pm - 6:00 am
Come and celebrate the kids of St. Jude by staying up til dawn!

Come have fun celebrating the 90s with us!
There will be great a lot of free great food including pizza, insomnia cookies, Chili's chips & salsa and much much more!

There will also be tons of fun 90s games/music, inflatables, photo booth, silent auction and drawing prizes all night!

There will be performances by Of Orion, Rhythm and Roos, and a patient family guest speaker!

All proceeds go towards helping the children at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

For more information email Brittany at

Location: Student Union Ballrooms

Sponsored by: Up 'til Dawn
Upgrade to the Virtual Lab scheduledFeb. 8 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
An upgrade to the Virtual Lab Host environment will occur Friday night. In order to perform the upgrade, the Virtual lab will be unavailable Friday, Feb. 8, beginning at 10:00 p.m. The outage should last approximately six hours.

If you have questions, contact the Support Desk at 330-972-6888.

Location: N/A
Serving With Swipes!Feb. 8 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
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 fortunate.

Location: All Zee stores

Contact Information:
Daniel Slattery

Sponsored by: Newman Catholic Campus Ministry
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

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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
This Saturday at 7pm, join other couples in The Student Union Game Room
for a whole lot of fun at Couples' Nite Out! You and your partner will enjoy playing Scotch Doubles in Bowling and Pool and enjoy refreshments!

Join us, for a fun-filled evening at Couples' Nite Out!

Location: SU Game Room
The University of Akron Band Clinic ConcertFeb. 11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The University of Akron Band Clinic Concert will take place on Monday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Participating in the clinic are: Champion High School Symphonic Band, Revere High School Wind Ensemble, and the UA Concert and Symphonic bands, and will be conducted by Galen Karriker and Robert Jorgensen. Guest conductor Dr. Thomas Fraschillo, Director of Bands Emeritus, University of Southern Mississippi.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information call 330-972-8301 or e-mail

Location: Student Union Ballroom
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Trying to lose weight the healthy way? Check out Weight Watchers at Work.

Weight Watchers at Work participants have shed pounds and worked their way to healthier lifestyles. The University of Akron faculty, staff, students and the surrounding community are invited to participate in Weight Watchers at Work meetings, beginning Monday, February 11th with an informational meeting at 12:30pm in the Murphy Room 258 in the College of Business Administration.

A minimum number of participants are required for this program to run. If interested, please plan on attending the informational meeting. Registration and payment submission will be done post-meeting.

Location: Murphy Room CBA 258

Contact Information:
Anna Taylor
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Do you like staying active? Do you want to meet new people? Are you looking for a job with flexible hours? Then Student Recreation & Wellness Services is interested in you. We are currently hiring for the following positions only:

- Intramural Sports Officials
- Lifeguards

In order to apply for a position, you must first attend the RecWorks session on Monday, February 11th at 5:00pm in the Student Recreation & Wellness Center. Students must RSVP to confirm a spot at the RecWorks session - space is limited to the first 50 students. Please contact Kim Ede at to secure your place at this hiring information session.

If you have any questions regarding Intramural Officiating positions available, please contact Chelsea Phipps at Questions about Lifeguard positions available may be directed to Nick Weber at

Location: SRWC CLASSROOM 245

Contact Information:
Kim Ede
Mardi Gras Dance Party!Feb. 12
9:09 pm - 11:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, February 12
Time: 9:09 PM
Location: EJ Thomas Stage Door

Shake off the mid-winter blues and come join us on stage for dancing and celebrating Mardi Gras, complete with beads, feathers, music, and prizes!

Best Mask Contest- winner receives Best Buy gift card

Free Cajun Samplings

Cash Bar

Plus, enter to win other fabulous prizes

Free with valid UA ID (ZipCard admits up to two people)
This FREE event is sponsored by EJ Thomas, RHPB, and RHC

Location: EJ Thomas Stage Door

Contact Information:
Aysen Ulupinar-Butzer

Sponsored by: EJ Thomas, RHPB, and RHC
Visit India & England for 17 days from July 26 to August 11 2013Feb. 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The College of Business Administration (CBA) invites ALL UA undergraduate and graduate students to participate in Study Abroad program to India & England during Summer 2013!

The CBA is offering an incredible trip to India and England as part of the Study Abroad Program. Experience the culture and sights in India and England with other undergraduate and graduate students from The University of Akron.

Visit Delhi, Agra, Bangalore, Mysore, London and other cities to see how India's economic reforms have transformed the country. Marvel at the beauty of the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Qutub Minar, Mysore Palace, and much more!

Come to the information session on Jan. 22 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Murphy Room (College of Business Administration building, Room 258) to learn more.

COST: $2,000 plus airfare. Cost includes accommodation, sightseeing, lectures, company visits, travel and most meals.

Location: CBA 371

Contact Information:
Dr. Vijay

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The University of Akron Student Jazz EnsembleFeb. 12
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. Professor Jack Schantz leads this "big band" performance by The University of Akron Student Jazz Ensemble.

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
Cello Day at The University of AkronFeb. 12
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cello Day at The University of Akron will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m. in the Choral Room, 05 in Guzzetta Hall.There will be a master class with the Cleveland Orchestra's Martha Baldwin, cello "jam session," and individualized instruction. Meet Erica Snowden, UA's newest cello instructor. Free. For more information call 330-972-8301 or e-mail

Location: Choral Room (05) Guzzetta Hall
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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ZPN Oceans 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
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
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 increasingly 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
Criminal Justice MeetingFeb. 13
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Come check out the Criminal Justice Association. Fun activities, learn a lot, and build your resume. Get involved outside of classes and check us out!

Location: Polsky room 313

Contact Information:
Joe Letta - President

Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Association
Newman Catholic Campus Ministry!Feb. 13
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This coming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday! Consequently we will be having mass in the Student Union Ballroom B (room 302) to offer another mass for students that have a busy class schedule during the day. Doors will open at 5:00p.m., and mass will begin at 5:30p.m. Pizza will be served following the mass. We hope to see you there!

Location: Student Union Ballroom B

Contact Information:
Daniel Slattery

Sponsored by: Newman Catholic Campus Ministry
Late Night in the Student UnionFeb. 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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The Negro and the American PromiseFeb. 15
2:00 pm - 3:30 am
Join us at the Center for the History of Psychology on Friday, February 15, at 2 p.m. for a special, one-time screening of the film “The Negro and the American Promise.”

In the spring of 1963 Dr. Kenneth B. Clark, a professor of psychology at the City College of New York, interviewed separately Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Minister Malcolm X, and author James Baldwin in order to examine and discuss the racial climate of America. This thought provoking film depicts the varying perspectives of three passionate, powerful leaders in the Black community.

The film was produced by WGBH Boston for National Education Television and originally aired on educational channels in the spring and summer of 1963. The Center will project the 16mm film with permission from PBS.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the film and while the event is free and open to the public space is limited. Please email to reserve your spot or for more information. Visit the Center for the History of Psychology’s website at

Location: The Center for the History of Psychology

Contact Information:
Lizette Barton

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SPECIAL UA STUDENT DISCOUNT FOR STOMP coming to E.J. Thomas Hall February 15!Feb. 15
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UA Student discounted ticket only $15 ! for Friday February 15th performance of STOMP at E.J. Thomas Hall. Discount available 2/7-2/15
with valid Zipcard (selected seats only, must be purchased in person at the Thomas Hall Ticket Office, not good on previously purchased tickets)

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. This tour is updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. STOMP! See what all the noise is about.

Location: E.J. Thomas Hall
LAST CHANCE! Turn in Your Application for Alternative Spring Break TODAY! Feb. 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:

Additional Information
What is your PURPOSE?Feb. 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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Support UA Bands! ¡$5 All-You-Can-Eat Chili and Cornbread at Chili Amoré!Feb. 17
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The sisters of Tau Beta Sigma: National Honorary Band Service Sorority are hosting Chili Amoré at Zion Lutheran Church - 139 South High Street (Across the road from Quaker) on February 17th from 4:00-8:00pm. Come enjoy a Valentines Day themed dinner complete with live music, a 50/50 drawing, and dessert!

Location: Zion Lutheran Church

Contact Information:
Don Bockhoff

Sponsored by: Tau Beta Sigma
School of Music faculty flutist, Jane BerknerFeb. 17
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join faculty flutist, Jane Berkner with Miles Richardson, cello and Kim Bakkum, piano for a concert on Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m. at Guzzetta Recital Hall. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information call 330-972-8301 or e-mail

Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall
"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
Duo Pianists - Holly Roadfeldt and Jeri-Mae Astolfi Feb. 18
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m., University of Akron guest pianists Holly Roadfeldt and Jeri-Mae Astolfi will perform works by Bartok, Ravel, Lutoslawski, Leatherbarrow, Perttu, O'Riordan and UA professor James Wilding in Guzzetta Recital Hall.

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
Volunteer with serveAkron! Join us for a Weekday Service Experience with Mature ServicesFeb. 19
2:00 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:

Additional Information
College of Business Pre- Admission WorkshopsFeb. 19
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Get a Degree in Making Things Happen:
Attend one of the CBA Pre- Admission Workshops- held on the Tuesday’s listed below at 1:30pm

Feb. 19th- Student Union room 308
March 5th – Polsky room 560D (5th floor in the Taylor Institute)
March 19th – Student Union room 335
April 2nd - Polsky room 560D (5th floor in the Taylor Institute)
April 16th – Student Union room 335
May 7th - Polsky room 560D (5th floor in the Taylor Institute)

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

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

Location: Student Union 308

Contact Information:
Elizabeth L Freund
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
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
Leadership Symposium - Jim TresselFeb. 22
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
The Graduate Student Government Spring 2013 Leadership Symposium

The University of Akron Vice President of Strategic Engagement, Mr. James P. (Jim) Tressel will address students in a discussion about leadership and development. This 2nd symposium is part of a series featuring University officials who are changing the way we approach our professional life.

Date: Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Time: 1:45pm -3:15pm

Location: Polymer Science Auditorium

Contact Information:
Alvaro Rodriguez

Sponsored by: Graduate Student Government

Additional Information
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
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 weekly on Saturday mornings. The second Tu/Th session begins on 2/26/13, 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 and click on the registration form, stop by the Student Recreation & Wellness Center, or contact Diane Weaver at or 330-972-7172.


Contact Information:
Diane Weaver

Additional Information
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
COMSOL Multiphysics WorkshopFeb. 27
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

COMSOL Multiphysics Workshop

Date: February 27, 2013
Location: Student Union Building, Room 308
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Seminar is free of charge and trial software packages are available to attendees.

The seminar will provide an overview of COMSOL Multiphysics: its capabilities, functionality, features, and graphical user interface. A live demonstration will offer a fundamental base for working with COMSOL.

We will examine the Model Builder which provides great functionality to efficiently modify and adapt models. A simulation example will be shown, demonstrating both the speed and ease of the work flow.

Come and experience the power and efficiency of COMSOL Multiphysics!
Registration is required. Please visit this link to register:

Who should attend? Faculty, Researchers, and Students in:
• Engineering
• Design
• Analysis
• Modeling & Simulation
• Computation

Location: Student Union 308

Contact Information:
Annie Hanson

Sponsored by: Corrosion Squad

Additional Information
Changes 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 and Friday March 1st). In its place, ZPN will be showing Flight. Lincoln will be showen when Flight was originally scheduled to be shown. Those dates are Thursday, April 4th & Saturday April 6th. Always refer to the ZPN homepage for any questions about events:

You can also give us a call in the office at (330) 972-7014

Location: Student Union Theatre

Contact Information:
Ryan Thompson

Sponsored by: Zips Programming Network

Additional Information
"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
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
Time: n/a

“Wanna Tri!” Triathlon Training Program – The SRWS Aquatics Program will be conducting an 8-week Triathlon Training class geared toward readying participants for our sprint triathlon. The training class will feature 2-instructor led swimming, cycling, & running sessions each week. All ability levels are welcome - workouts are designed for beginner, intermediate, & advanced participants.
Registration for the training program earns participants weekly instructor led class sessions, entry into the Spring 2013 Sprint Triathlon, Race T-shirt, & much more.
Classes start on Monday March 4th, 2013 – participants will receive an informational packet containing class information at the time of registration.
Please contact Nick Weber, or 330-972-5972 with questions. Class fee is $30 for SRWC members & $85 for non-members.

Location: SRWC & ONAT

Contact Information:
Nick Weber
SPAIN: MAY 2013May 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

Additional Information
Three Week China/South Korea Study TourMay 15 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
ATTENTION STUDENTS: Travel to China and South Korea this summer for an unforgettable Study Abroad experience. Students have an opportunity to travel the cities of Beijing and Seoul, visit industry leaders such as Hyundai Motor Company, and appreciate famous landmarks such as The Great Wall of China. The projected dates are from May 15 – June 5. In China, you will visit Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, and Henan Province in China. In South Korea, you will visit Seoul and Pusan. Each stop includes tours and visits of multiple landmarks and historic sites. Students in all majors at both under-graduate and graduate level are eligible and encouraged to apply. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Costs: Students are responsible for the cost of their passport, passport size photos, and any souvenirs. Approximate cost is $3,700. (includes airfare, housing, ISIC/ITIC cards, international medical insurance, visa application fee, and most meals). Applicants also must provide a $500 deposit to reserve a seat.

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2013.

To reserve your place or for more information, please send an email to Professor Martin or Dr. Ofobike at

Location: China

Contact Information:
Professor Martin

Additional Information
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.