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Changes to the Payment Plan Effective Fall 2013
The Required Down Payment is now 25% of your balance.
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Get Your Voice Heard! Aug. 12 - Dec. 31
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Do you have a passion for news? Get involved with the only independent organization on campus that is for the students and by the students.

The Buchtelite is taking applications for the following positions:


Send resumes to:
Maryanne Bailey-Porter
Accounts Coordinator


Send resumes and writing samples to:
Heather Beyer

Location: Buchtelite

Location: The Buchtelite

Contact Information:
Heather Beyer
Parking lot closures for June 21-27 June 21 - Dec. 31
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•Lots 6, 8, 9 and 10 near InfoCision Stadium will be closed on Friday, June 21, and Saturday June 22 for special events. The lots will reopen following the event Saturday evening. Alternate parking will be available in the East Campus Parking Deck, Lot 1, by Route 8 and the Chapel as well as Lots 2 and 13 by the James A. Rhodes Arena on Carroll St.
•Lot 70 south of the Mill St bridge at the Quaker Square Inn will be partially closed on Monday, June 24, for VIP luncheon. Alternate parking will be available in the section of Lot 70 north of the bridge.
•Lot 6 and Vine St. will remain closed intermittently throughout the week as a construction project to add parking to the area continues. Contact Parking and Transportation Services for further details.

Location: UA Main Campus

Contact Information:
Parking and Transportation Services
North Campus Parking Deck – Buchtel St. Entrance ClosingJune 23 - Dec. 31
6:00 pm - 9:00 am
The Buchtel St. entrance of the NCPD will be closed Sunday evening June 23rd till Monday morning June 24th till approximately 9 a.m. for an installation project. In the event of a weather delay, the entrance will be closed Monday evening till Tuesday morning. All vehicles may enter or exit the deck on the north side at the Forge St. entrance. Disability and special use spaces near the Buchtel entrance on level 2 will still be available during this project.

Location: North Campus Parking Deck

Contact Information:
Parking and Transportation Services
Orientation Leaders Needed for International Student Orientation! 
The Office of International Programs (OIP) is looking for enthusiastic, positive volunteers to be orientation leaders for Fall 2013 to welcome the new international undergraduate, graduate, & transfer students. Please e-mail Jessica at for an application or apply online here:

Orientation Leaders will receive an OIP T-shirt; an OIP Orientation Leader Certificate; breakfast, lunch & dinner on August 20; breakfast & lunch on August 21; a University of Akron T-shirt/Sweatshirt of their choice worth up to $50 from the UA bookstore; and a free ticket to the Around the World Party in September.

Successful candidates are expected to be available to attend all orientation activities on August 20, 21, & 22. They will also be expected to attend training sessions on most days during the weeks (M-F) August 1 – 19. You must be available on the above dates. If you will not be available, please do not apply!

All applications must be received in the OIP by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9th.

Location: Polsky 483

Contact Information:
Jessica Guy
Tropical breezes tonight at Lock 3 AkronJune 21
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lock 3 will have a different kind of vibe on Friday, June 21, as Changes in Latitudes, A Tribute to Jimmy Buffet, takes the stage at 8:30 p.m., complete with beach balls and leis. On the playlist by Changes in Latitudes will be such Buffet favorites as "Margaritaville," "Come Monday," "Cheeseburger In Paradise," "Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes," "Brown Eyed Girl," "Another Saturday Night" and "It's Five O'clock Somewhere."

At 7 p.m., Mo’ Mojo will start the evening with its blend of blues, Zydeco and Cajun tunes. The playlist of the Northeast Ohio-based band also includes Zydeco versions of songs by Led Zepplin, Ben Harper, and Blues Traveler.

Admission is free to the June 21 concert. Lock 3 is located at 200 S. Main St.

The concert is part of the entertainment and activities planned this summer in Downtown Akron, much of it free.

Through the uArts Initiative — UA's special, exclusive arrangement with the city of Akron — students, faculty and staff and can receive free admission to some of the city-sponsored events that require paid admission. To learn more about these “Friends and Family” concerts and other events, visit or Summer in the City on the UA website.

And, don’t forget! The first free “Friends and Family” event is next weekend with old school soul performed by Rose Royce and Brass Construction on Saturday, June 29, beginning at 7 p.m. at Lock 3. To take advantage, students need only show their Zip Cards to be admitted for free, along with up to three friends or family members.

Location: Lock 3 Akron

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First free ‘Friends and Family’ event is June 29June 29
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Old School Soul will reverberate from the Lock 3 stage when Rose Royce and Brass Construction perform Saturday, June 29, beginning at 7 p.m. The concert will be the first of UA’s three “Friends and Family” events this summer. Lock 3 is located at 200 S. Main St.

Through the uArts Initiative — UA's special, exclusive arrangement with the city of Akron — students and employees can receive free admission to some of the city-sponsored events that require paid admission. Tickets for the June 29 concert are $10, but students, faculty and staff need only show their Zip Cards to be admitted for free, along with up to three friends or family members.

Taking the stage at 9 p.m. will be Rose Royce, a nine-member band best known for its classy funk and soul style and such hits as “Car Wash,” "I Wanna Get Next To You," "Wishing On A Star" and "Love Don't Live Here Anymore."

Brass Construction, based in Brooklyn, N.Y., will be on stage at 7 p.m. The group has been performing since the mid-70s and is known for its hard-hitting funk rhythms with guitars, horns and keyboards.

On Friday, June 28, a free concert begins at 7 p.m. at Lock 3 with Monica Robins and the Whiskey Kings, followed at 8:30 p.m. by Sharp Dressed Man, The ZZ Top Tribute.

With the visual aspects of their performance, the members of Sharp Dressed Man closely replicate the many outfits, hats and choreographed stage moves of ZZ Top as they cover such hits as "Sharp Dressed Man," "I’m Bad," "I’m Nationwide” and “Gimme all Your Lovin’.”

Robins, best known to Northeast Ohio audiences as WKYC-TV’s senior health correspondent, is the lead vocalist for the Whiskey Kings. The group performs around the region with a playlist of classic rock that includes everything from “Mustang Sally” to “Twist and Shout” and “Soul Man.”

To learn more about “Friends and Family” concerts and other events, visit or Summer in the City on the UA website.

Location: Lock 3 Akron

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Free concerts and more at Akron Art Museum 
June 27
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
From music to art discussions to hands-on children's activities, there are a wide variety of free programs to enjoy at the Akron Art Museum, One South High St., throughout the summer.

On June 27, the Downtown@Dusk series continues. Scheduled that evening:

  • Downtown@Dusk concert series will feature soul and pop with Robin Stone from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • ArtCamp@Dusk will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for children ages 6 to 12. The session promises “fun, wacky and hands-on art activities.”

  • ArtTalk@Dusk, will begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature Ellen Rudolph, senior curator, discussing “Ghostly Images: Sneak Preview of Upcoming Photography Exhibition.

On July 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the evening includes a Downtown@Dusk concert featuring abstract and alternative music with The Speedbumps, ArtCamp@Dusk and ArtTalk@Dusk at 7:30 p.m. The title for the talk is “Cycle Maniacs and Reckless Women by Arnold Tunstall, collections manager.

Free admission to the Akron Art Museum for UA students and employees is part of the growing uArts initiative. For more information and the full Downtown@Dusk schedule, visit the Akron Art Museum online.

Visit Summer in the City online on the UA website to learn more about all the venues and activities.

Location: Akron Art Museum, One South High St.

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Just announced ! JACK JOHNSON Live in Concert September 29th at E.J. Thomas Hall Sept. 29
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Jack Johnson's fall headline tour will include The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall Septemember 29th. This tour is in support of his sixth studio album, From Here To Now To You, to be released on September 17. He has announced that he will be donating 100% of tour profits to charity.
All tickets for Jack Johnson's fall tour will be available exclusively through a lottery on allowing fans a fair shot at purchasing a ticket. if you are interested, please log on today and learn about the details.

Location: E.J. Thomas Hall
FREE T-shirts Thursday June 27th 11A-1-PM E.J. Thomas Hall Ticket OfficeJune 27
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Celebrate the beginning of Summer FUN Downtown with your very own Summer in the City T-shirt - sponsored by UARTS.
Stop by the Thomas Hall Ticket Office Thursday, June 27th 11 AM to 1 PM , bring your valid Zipcard, and pick up a FREE Summer in the City T-shirt (while supplies last) get them while it's HOT! Refreshments too!

Location: E.J. Thomas Hall
Help a Grad Student! Complete a Short Survey Contribute to Academic ResearchJune 21 - Dec. 31
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fellow Students, Friends, Faculty, and Staff,

I recently began conducting a short research study examining factors that predict the use of social media for health communication.

Specifically, this study looks at factors that predict using social media when seeking health information, communicating health-related issues, and making health-related decisions.

This study is being conducted on behalf of the School of Communication. Your results will be kept confidential and used only for academic research purposes.

To begin the survey, please click on the Additional Information link at the bottom of this email (or paste the following link into your browser):

The closing date for this survey is June 30, 2013.

If you have any questions about this survey, please feel free to email me (contact information is listed below).

Thank you very much for your time. Our department really values your input.

Many thanks,

Tina M. Murray
Researcher/Graduate Student
School of Communication/Kolbe Hall

Location: online

Contact Information:
Tina M. Murray

Additional Information
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
If you are good at balancing or want to get better, slacklining is becoming more popular and we have it for you right here at the Recreation Center! This is free for Students and SRWS Members. There is no registration deadline, just come to the event and sign up on site.


Contact Information:
Ashley Mowen
pilates and Yoga offered for credit all summer sessionsJuly 15 - Dec. 31
12:00 pm - 3:15 pm
have fun get fit
grads register 7800
undergrads register 7900
yoga 12:00-1:30 MWF
pilates 1:45-3:15 MWF

for further info contact Frances at or 330-972-7948

Location: studio 393 center for dance and theater

Contact Information:
tom smith
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