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Payment Plan Option - Fall SemesterJuly 28 - Dec. 31
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
EASY-SIGNUP ……..MY AKRON/STUDENT CENTER

FAST
1) PAY 1st of 4 INSTALLMENTS/25% DOWN PAYMENT WITH CREDIT CARD OR ELECTRONIC CHECK
2) ACKNOWLEDGE PAYMENT PLAN AGREEMENT and $30.00 APPLICATION FEE & SUBMIT
3) VIEW YOUR INSTALLMENTS & DUE DATES REALTIME-STUDENT CENTER-CHARGES DUE

CONVENIENT….AVAILABLE 24/7-SIGN UP BEFORE THE DUE DATE August 14th
*First time enrollment after August 1st Due on August 26th

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE HERE http://www.uakron.edu/student-accounts/ . JUST CLICK ON OPTIONS TO PAY TUITION

**FINANCIAL AID OR/ANTICIPATED FINANCIAL AID MAY BE USED TO REDUCE YOUR BALANCE BEFORE YOU SIGN UP FOR THE PAYMENT PLAN. YOU ARE THEN REQUIRED TO PAY THE 25% OF THE REMAINING BALANCE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 330-972-5100.


Location: Simmons Hall

Contact Information:
Office of Student Accounts
cashier@uakron.edu
330-972-5100
Undergraduate Student Government is Hiring!July 10 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
Looking to get involved? Looking to make a change in student’s lives? Then look no further! The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate is looking for a Senator for Summit College AND a Senator to represent Commuter Students for the 2013-2014 academic year. It is not a requirement to be a part of the Summit College or a Commuter Student; we simply require that you have a passion for representing your fellow students!

So how will YOU benefit from being a Senator??
• Meet a great group of students looking to make a positive impact in the lives of other students.
• Create lasting friendships!
• Make connections with various faculty and staff throughout the University of Akron.
• Assist in meaningful work and making real change for students.

… And so much more!

Here are some basic requirements of Senators for USG:
• You are expected to represent your academic college to the best of your ability.
• Attend weekly Senate meetings as well as weekly committee meetings.
• Hold a minimum of four office hours per week.
• Be in good academic standing with the University of Akron, maintain at least 12 credit hours, and at least a 2.0 GPA.

If you are interested in either of these positions, please send a cover letter and resume to usgSenateChair@uakron.edu. We will be hiring through the end of August.

For more information about USG: visit www.uakron.edu/usg, or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/USGakron!

UA Pride!! All Day!! Every Day!!


Location: Student Union Room 133

Sponsored by: Undergraduate Student Government
Mentors Needed! Looking for students who love helping others and earning money while doing itAug. 2 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
The Office of Developmental Programs has partnered with AmeriCorp to bring an exciting Connect to Complete program to Summit College. This program will combine mentoring initiatives and community service projects to inspire and motivate students to succeed in college and make steps toward graduating. Peer mentors will provide academic guidance as well as help in planning and participating in community service and service learning activities. Peer mentors will receive training as well as payment for their hours of service. There are six positions available so hurry and apply today!

Location: The Polsky Building 334C

Contact Information:
Dante Sherman
dsherman@uakron.edu
330-972-5575
The College of Education offers an Online Certificate in Teaching and Training Technical ProfessionalsAug. 26
Time: n/a
If you are interested in teaching or training others at the university or community college level but do not wish to pursue a BS or MS degree in Teaching and Training Technical Professionals at the present time, you can obtain a certificate in training or teaching. This is in addition to a bachelor's or master's in any field of study.

This is an 18 credit hour, online program that can be taken in conjunction with your field of study. For more information on this certicate, contact Kelly Chaff, Student Services Counselor, and pre-admission advisor for the certificate as well as the BS and MS degrees. You can reach Kelly at 330-972-7028 or by emai at klchaff@uakron.edu.

Don't wait! Build your resume and increase your skills by earning this College of Education certificate.

Location: online

Contact Information:
Kelly Chaff
klchaff@uakron.edu
330-972-7028

Additional Information
SOFTBALL MANAGER POSITIONAug. 21 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
THE AKRON SOFTBALL TEAM IS LOOKING FOR A STUDENT MANAGER FOR THE 2013-2014 SEASON. DUTIES INCLUDE SETTING UP PRACTICE, FILMING, CLEANING, CATCHING PITCHERS AND ALL OTHER DUTIES ASSIGNED BY HEAD COACH. FINACIAL COMPENSATION IS INCLUDED.

Location: MAIN CAMPUS

Contact Information:
JULIE PRATT
jpratt@uakron.edu
330-329-2475
STUDENT RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER - HIRING YOGA INSTRUCTORSJuly 17
Time: n/a
Student Recreation and Wellness Services is looking for student Yoga Instructors for the upcoming academic year. Pay is competitive and you must have a current certification to apply. Contact Joe Schillero at 330-972-8373 or fitnessga@uakron.edu for more information.

Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
Joe Schillero
fitnessga@uakron.edu
330-972-8373
Easy Money For Helping Other UA StudentsAug. 26 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
Are you interested in getting paid for notes you already take? Sign up to be a notetaker for The Office of Accessibility! Notetakers are students enrolled in the same course as the student eligible to receive the notetaker services. Notetakers simply provide their notes to the student to whom they are assigned. The Office of Accessibility will provide you with the necessary materials for notetaking such as carbon copy paper, a copy card, or instructions for uploading notes. It is very easy!

Benefits of being a notetaker include:
• $100 on All Campus Zip Card Account per class you are assigned as a notetaker
• Priority Registration*
• Enhance your resume
• Satisfaction from helping another student

*For further details please visit http://www.uakron.edu/access/notetakers/.

INTERESTED?

Register Online through the Student Testing and Accommodation Request System (STARS) with your Fall 2013 class schedule. https://gunadiframework.com/Akron/ApplicationNotetaker.aspx

For more information, visit http://www.uakron.edu/access/notetakers/ or contact the Notetaker Coordinator, 330-972-7928 or ooaga1@uakron.edu.


Location: The Office of Accessibility

Contact Information:
Julie Sandish
ooaga1@uakron.edu
330-972-7928

Additional Information
UA Speech and Debate Team is Seeking Interested Students 
The University of Akron's nationally-ranked Speech and Debate (Forensics) Team is seeking interested undergraduate students to try out for the 2013-2014 academic year. The program is open to all undergraduate students in any major. While forensics experience is preferred, it is not required. The Team participates in 11 individual events--Impromptu Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, After Dinner Speaking, Rhetorical Criticism, Prose Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, and Program of Oral Interpretation of Literature--as well as Lincoln/Douglas Policy Debate.

The UA Speech and Debate Team is housed in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences' School of Communication. Team members travel to regional, state and national tournaments where they are given a forum to showcase their art, passions and ideas for civic engagement. The Team provides its students with academic enrichment, national networking opportunities and competitive victories. During the past decade, the UA Speech and Debate Team has earned 25 individual state championships, five team titles in the Ohio Forensic Association and five top-ten team placements at national tournaments.

Interested students should contact Mark Rittenour, Senior College Lecturer in The School of Communication, at mritten@uakron.edu or (330) 972-2459.

Location: Kolbe Hall

Contact Information:
Mark Rittenour, J.D.
mritten@uakron.edu
330-972-2459
$5 Sale on Polo Style Shirts at Custom Apparel!July 30 - Dec. 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Custom Apparel Summer sale! Get your own Easy Care Polo by Port Authority for just $5.00! Customize for $10 more. Sale is limited to in-stock items only, and may not be combined with any other staff discounts or coupons. No rain checks will be available, sale is while supplies last. Custom Apparel is your best on-campus location for silk screening, direct to garment printing, and embroidery. We are located at 188 S. College St, in the Honors Dorm.

Location: Custom Apparel

Contact Information:
Daniel Hughes
customu@uakron.edu
330-972-8380

Additional Information
Back 2 School Supply Drive! Donations Needed! July 15 - Dec. 31
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The annual Back 2 School Supply Drive sponsored by the Department of Student Life will benefit the children at Leggett Elementary & Project RISE!

For those of you who are new, or simply don’t know, Leggett Elementary is our neighbor - located south of campus on Thornton Street. They are K-5 school, have an average enrollment of 260, and their colors are Blue and Gold! Project RISE is a collaborative effort by Akron Public Schools, local shelters and the community to provide supplemental educational services to children and youth who are experiencing homelessness. The Project RISE program serves approximately 800-900 students annually.

Collectively, the last two years of this donation drive has provided more than 3,000 school supply items for children in the Akron area! The Supply Drive benefitting Leggett Elementary and Project RISE starts on Monday, July 15 and will conclude on Friday, August 16.

The students need lots of supplies for the upcoming year and we are hoping to provide enough supplies for 100 students! Please consider bringing a donation to the Center for Service and Leadership or the Student Life Administration Office.

Items needed:
• packs of 24 crayons
• packs of pencils
• markers--broad and fine tipped
• notebook paper
• laminated folders
• pencil box or pencil pouch
• scissors
• colored pencils
• glue sticks or glue bottles
• ruler
• hand sanitizer
• tissues
• erasers

Questions regarding this Back 2 School Supply Drive can be directed to Alison Doehring, Coordinator, Civic Engagement, at aer15@uakron.edu or 330.972.7352. Thanking you in advance for your generous support!



Location: Drop-off bins located in the Student Union

Contact Information:
Ali Doehring
aer15@uakron.edu
330-972-7352

Additional Information
SLACKLININGAug. 7
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
If you are good at balancing or want to get better, this is the FREE activity for you! 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.

Location: SRWS 2 COURT GYM OR OUTSIDE (WEATHER PERMITTING)

Contact Information:
Ashley Mowen
outdoorga@uakron.edu
330-972-6956
"Tuning In" world premiere!Aug. 8 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
Tickets are now on sale for "Tuning In," a heartwarming new musical premiering this August at the intimate Stage Door of The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

Performances are Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 9 at 8 p.m., and Aug. 10 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Reminiscent of beloved Broadway musicals, "Tuning In" is about the tussles and triumphs of a nostalgia radio station in an Ohio retirement community. The show features a 14-piece orchestra and a cast of Equity, community and student actors, singers and dancers.

George Pinney, a Tony nominee and Emmy winner, is the director and choreographer and Terry LaBolt, an acclaimed Broadway conductor, is the musical director. Emmy nominee Larry Kass wrote the music and lyrics, and Kass and Ron Newell wrote the book.

Advance-sale tickets for all four performances are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, $10 for groups of 10 or more and non-UA students, and free for UA students if purchased at the EJ Thomas Hall Ticket office beforehand. Tickets at the door will be $20.

Tickets for a Red Carpet Party on opening night, Aug. 8, are $75. Red Carpet Party attendees will have access to an open bar and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., VIP seating for the premiere performance at 7:30 p.m., a program listing and a "Tuning In" commemorative gift. Proceeds from the Red Carpet Party will support scholarships for UA students in music, dance and theatre.

Tickets are available at the Thomas Hall Ticket Office at 330-972-7570, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit UAevents or Tuning In online.

"Tuning In" is presented by Razzmatazz Productions and The University of Akron's School of Music; School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration; Kulas Concert Series; and E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.


Location: Stage Door at E.J. Thomas Hall

Additional Information
Guitar StylesAug. 26 - Dec. 31
6:05 pm - 7:45 pm
A fun course covering basic styles of guitar playing including Blues, Rock, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Folk and Country.

Little to no experience required just bring a guitar!

Guitar Styles (75498)
7500 368-801

James Marron-Instructor

Location: Guzzetta Hall room 137

Contact Information:
James E Marron
marron@uakron.edu
330-285-6616
Akron Art Museum continues to host
free concerts, art talks and more

Aug. 8
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

From music to art discussions to hands-on children's activities, the Akron Art Museum, One South High St. is hosting a variety of free programs —— all part of Summer in the City.

All faculty, staff and students have free admission to the Akron Art Museum as part of the growing uArts initiative, UA’s special, exclusive arrangement with the city of Akron. 
On Thursday, Aug. 8, the Downtown@Dusk series continues:


  • Downtown@Dusk concert series will feature “abstract blues music” by 15 60 75 The Numbers Band 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. when “Women of Surrealism” is presented by Janice Driesbach, chief curator.


Visit the Akron Art Museum online to see the full schedule of concerts in the Downtown@Dusk series. The museum calendar also includes the schedules for ArtTalk@Dusk and ArtCamp@Dusk.

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.

Wednesday concerts continue at Lock 4Aug. 7
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Lock Bottom Blues & Jazz Club’s weekly series of free concerts, which is part of the Summer in the City schedule, will feature Red Light Roxy performing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug 7. The series will continue each Wednesday through early September at Lock 4, which is “down under" Bowery Street, adjacent to Lock 3.

Red Light Roxy is a jazz band based in Cleveland that plays an upbeat mix of blues, swing and boogie-woogie music.

The concert series 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 — faculty, staff and students 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 uaevents.com or Summer in the City on the UA website.

Upcoming performances include:


  • Aug. 14: Vernon Jones Blues Cartel

  • Aug. 21: Esto Jazz

  • Aug. 28: Blue Lunch




Location: Lock 4
Rockin’ good times at Lock 3 Aug. 2-3Aug. 2
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Summer in the City offers a weekend of rock music, beginning on Friday, Aug. 2, at Lock 3, located at 200 S. Main St. The Magnatones begin the evening at 7 p.m., followed by Full Moon Fever, the Tribute to Tom Petty, at 8:30 p.m.

The Magnatones, based in Youngstown, are known for playing alternative rock music, much of it original.

Full Moon Fever, in its tribute to Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty performs many of the songs made famous by Petty and his band, the Heartbreakers, including “American Girl,” “Breakdown” and “Listen to Her Heart.”

On Saturday, Aug. 3, the evening will start at 7 p.m. with Chaarita Franks and The Forever Band performing a variety of rhythm and blues, soul, pop and jazz music.

Then, at 8:30 p.m., The Prince Experience takes the Lock 3 stage. The band’s set list includes a wide variety of Prince’s most popular songs, including “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “Purple Rain.”

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 uaevents.com or Summer in the City on the UA website.

Location: Lock 3

Additional Information

It will be ‘old school’ at Lock 3 on Aug. 9-10Aug. 9
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
From Motown favorites to “Old Time Rock and Roll,” audiences will have plenty of music to sing and dance to at the Lock 3 stage at 200 S. Main St., on Aug. 9 and 10.

On Aug. 9, Victory Highway takes the stage at 7 p.m., followed by Hollywood Nights - The Bob Seger Experience, at 8:30 p.m.

Victory Highway is a Northeast Ohio-based band that plays music favorites from the 70s through today, covering the hits of everyone from Journey and ZZ Top to Carrie Underwood. Hollywood Nights - The Bob Seger Experience pays tribute to Seger and his Silver Bullet band by playing such hits as "Old Time Rock n Roll," "Against the Wind,"  "Hollywood Nights," "Fortunate Son" and "Higher and Higher."

On Aug. 10, the evening will begin at 7 p.m. with Best Kept Secret, followed at 8:30 p.m. by The Touch Group, The Old School and Motown Explosion. The Touch Group sings some of the biggest hits of many groups, including The Four Tops, Earth Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, The O'Jays, The Jackson 5 and The Temptations.

Admission is free to the Aug. 9-10 concerts, which are 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 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 uaevents.com or Summer in the City on the UA website.

Location: Lock 3

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