Zipmail Home - September 6, 2013
Free admission for students to Saturday's game 
Go ZipsStudents with a valid Zip Card will receive free admission to Saturday night's football game versus James Madison.

Kickoff is at 6 p.m., but arrive early -- we are hosting a free tailgate for all students, including the AK-Rowdies, at the free student tailgate lot on the corner of Spicer and Exchange streets starting at 1 p.m.

More about the game. GO ZIPS!

Nominate students for Homecoming royalty Aug. 28 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
The Homecoming royalty and king and queen applications are now available.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to the Student Union Information Center and there is a $30 registration per-nomination fee. Student organizations, University departments, faculty, staff, contract professionals and administrators may nominate one male for king and/or one female for queen (nominations are taken individually, not as a couple).

Candidates must be fully admitted to The University of Akron, have at least a 2.5 accumulative grade point average (GPA) and have completed 96 credit hours (32 credit hours for students in an associate degree program) at UA as of Sept. 10. A grade waiver permitting GPA verification is included in the application, and must be signed and returned with the nomination form.

Questions? Contact Lorri L. March at or 330-972-5517


Contact Information:
Lorri March

Homecoming Office Decorating Competition Aug. 28 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
The 2013 Office Decorating Contest is one of the events that will be taking place during Homecoming Week. Each participating campus department will be asked to decorate their office to compliment this year’s theme of “Wish You Were Here”. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 20, 2013. The online registration form can be found at:


Contact Information:
Lorri March
Rock The Roo Lunchtime Concert Wed. Sept. 11th FREE Rock The Roo t-shirts!!!Sept. 11
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Take a break and stop over to the E.J. Thomas Plaza Wed. Sept. 11th 11:30 AM-1PM to listen to a little Latin/Reggae tunes with XPERIMENTO, topping the music scene in Miami. Grab a free slice of Pizza and the NEW Rock the Roo T-shirt (with valid UA Student Zipcard, while supplies last)..other giveways too!
For more information visit UAEVENTS.COM
Sponsored by RHPB, RHC, ZPN & EJT
In case of rain, concert will be held on the EJ stage

Location: E.J. Thomas

Sponsored by: RHPB, RHC & ZPN
UA seeks smokers' cooperationAug. 30
Time: n/a
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 entrance 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.

Fall 2013 Volunteer FairSept. 25
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
serveAkron welcomes you to attend our Fall Volunteer Fair! Come meet agencies from the Akron area. This is your chance to connect with representatives from a variety of agencies including hospices, shelters, and crisis services. Learn about their volunteer opportunities and enter a drawing for a chance to win a gift card!

Location: Student Union 2nd Floor Concourse & Trapezoid Loun

Contact Information:
Steph Zende

Additional Information
Graffiti Canvas PaintingSept. 16
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Feel like getting artistic? Come join ZPN for graffiti canvas painting taking place on Monday September 16, 2013 from 1pm-3pm in the grassy area behind Kolbe Hall. Help paint the canvases which will be later displayed in the trap lounge in the Student Union.

Location: Grassy Area Behind Kolbe Hall

Contact Information:
Addie Hall

Sponsored by: The Zips Programming Network
Diversity TriviaSept. 18
7:00 pm
Come join ZPN for a night of Diversity Trivia taking place on Wednesday September 18, 2013 starting at 7pm in SU Ballrooms C-E. This event will be focused on trivia based on different types of diversity. Prizes include multiple gift cards and a final prize of an Ipod nano. Food will also be provided.

Location: SU Ballrooms C-E

Contact Information:
Zach Lowe

Sponsored by: The Zips Programming Network
Indians Game Bus TripSept. 22
11:15 am
Come Join ZPN for a Bus Trip to see the Cleveland Indians take on the Houston Astros at 1:05pm on Sunday September 22, 2013. We will be meeting at the CSL at 11:15am to head up to Progressive Field. If interested a $5 deposit is due to the Information desk by noon on September 20. This deposit will be returned on the way home. Students must ride the UA bus to and from the Event.

Location: Outside of CSL

Contact Information:
Jenna Russell

Sponsored by: The Zips Programming Network
Learn to Sail 
If you enjoy being on the water and are looking for something to do then you should consider joining the Sailing Club at the University of Akron!

The Sailing Club practices on the Portage Lakes, about 15 minutes from campus, on two FJ sailboats. The Sailing Club is also a member of the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association, giving members the opportunity to meet sailors from other schools in the Midwest!

For more information visit our page on OrgSync.

Location: Portage Lakes

Sponsored by: Sailing Club

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Kanga Blue Acapella AuditionsSept. 10 - Dec. 31
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Love to sing, have a good time and get your groove on?

The Kanga Blue female acapella group will be holding auditions in Honors Complex room 92 September 10th, 11th, and 12th at 5pm every day. Please prepare a song of your choice to perform; you may also be asked to sight read music. Don't worry, we don't bite! Have fun when you come!!

We look forward to seeing(and hearing from) you!

Location: Honors Complex 92

Contact Information:
Heidi Honeck
NSCS Tabling Event!Sept. 9
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Have you been wondering what NSCS is?
How about why you have been getting letters from us in the mail?
Are you in NSCS and have no idea what you are supposed to do?

You are not alone!

We invite you to stop by our table in the Student Union on September 9th from 9:30-10:30AM to find out more about what our organization has to offer and how you can join!! We will have information about the new membership point system, scholarships, upcoming events, and leadership opportunities!

Location: Student Union

Sponsored by: The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Sorority Formal RecruitmentSept. 8
Time: n/a
Sorority Recruitment starts this Weekend! Please register for recruitment and pay the $15 registration fee at the Student Union Information Center by Thursday, September 5th at 9 pm.

Sunday, September 8th
Sisterhood Round #1
Chapter houses

Monday, September 9th
Sisterhood Round #2
Chapter houses

Friday, September 13th
Philanthropy Round
SU Ballrooms

Saturday, September 14th
Preference Round
SU Ballrooms

Sunday, September 15th
Bid Day
SU Theatre

Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Katelin Getz

Sponsored by: Panhellenic Council
Custom Apparel has moved to Quaker Square!Sept. 3 - Dec. 31
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Custom Apparel, your best on-campus location for Embroidery, Direct to Garment Printing, and Silk Screening is now located at Quaker Square! You can find us between Trackside Grille and the Quaker Square Comics and Gifts store. We are extending our polo 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. 330-972-8380

Location: Custom Apparel

Contact Information:
Daniel Hughes

Additional Information
Personal Leadership Skills 6100:200Sept. 14
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Personal Leadership Skills is back for fall semester!

This is a 1 credit hour, 2 day class, with 3 available class times.

Saturday September 14th & Saturday September 28th
Saturday September 21st & Saturday October 5th
Saturday October 19th & Saturday November 2nd

The first day of class will be spent off campus at Camp Ravenna with the Akron Army ROTC. Students will be placed in teams and work together on team building activities. The second day of class will be spent on campus, reflecting on day one experiences, and learning from leaders in the community.

*Must have completed 32 credit hours to register for class.

Any questions, please contact:
Brittany Eberts
Institute for Leadership Advancement

Location: Camp Ravenna

Contact Information:
Brittany Eberts
Experience Italy: 2014March 22 - Dec. 31
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Earn credit and gain personal leadership skills from this global immersion experience. This is a one credit-hour course, open to all majors!

Personal Leadership Skills 6100:200 Global Immersion

Travel to Florence and Rome over spring break, March 22nd - 29th, 2014.

Information sessions held:
College of Business Administration (CBA) September 16th room 258 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Student Union Piano Lounge (next to Starbucks) September 25th 1pm - 2pm

CBA room 258 October 8th 12:30pm - 1:30pm

For more information email

Location: Italy

Contact Information:
Brittany Eberts
The Department of Student Judicial Affairs is offering a unique leadership opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to serve on the University Hearing Board.

Student Judicial Affairs is in need of highly motivated students who…
• Play an active role in our campus community
• Have excellent critical thinking skills
• Have a strong desire to uphold the educational mission of U.A.

Apply today at

Completed applications can be emailed to Rachael Goebel at or dropped off at the Department of Student Judicial Affairs located in the Simmons Hall Rm. 302.

Location: Simmons Hall Rm. 302

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Welcome back! Let's have some fun and go on a nice kayaking and camping trip while the weather is still nice. We will head to West Branch State Park to camp and go kayaking out on the lake. Meals and equipment are included. U. Akron Students: $20, SRWS Members & Faculty/Staff: $25, and Non-Members: $30. Register in the OASIS office. The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 17th @ 5pm.

Location: West Branch State Park

Contact Information:
Ashley Mowen

Sponsored by:
RENTAL CENTER SALE!Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
September sale of the month includes 10% off your first rental gear purchase! Stop by the OASIS today to rent some gear from us for a camping trip, bike trip, paddle sport trip or anything else you may need. Check out our website for a full listing of rental gear and prices.

Location: OASIS - SRWC

Contact Information:
Ashley Mowen

Additional Information
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Join the Outdoor Adventure Program as we go white water rafting on the Lower Youghiogheny River located in PA, a world famous whitewater river that provides exciting rapids for beginner and experienced rafters alike. Lunch is provided on the river. The cost of the trip is U. Akron Students: $50, and SRWS Members & Faculty/Staff: $50. Register in the OASIS office located in the Recreation Center. The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 17th @ 5pm. This program is very popular so register early to guarantee a spot.

Location: Lower Youghiogheny River, PA

Contact Information:
Ashley Mowen
Tucker Jolly and the Octuba Band!Sept. 15
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join UA's beloved TubaChristmas maestro and friends for an afternoon of virtuosic tuba and euphonium music and "Octoberfest" favorites. With UA alumni Travis Scott, euphonium and Russell Tinkham, tuba, special guest Brian Kiser, tuba, and new faculty member Andy Larson, tuba.

The concert is part of the School of Music's Kulas Concert Series. $12 general, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with ZipCard. For more information, call 330-972-8301 or email

Guzzetta Hall is at 157 University Ave. (across from E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall)

Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall

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ZTV and WZIP Tours!Sept. 6 - Dec. 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ZTV and WZIP are having Open Tours at our station for students interested in either joining the program or just learning more about the broadcasting industry! Get a behind the scenes look of Emmy Award Winning ZTV and the #1 College Radio Station in the Nation, WZIP!
No RSVP required

Tour dates and times:

Friday 9/6/2013: 10 A.M.- 4 P.M.

Monday 9/9/2013: 10 A.M.- 4 P.M.

Location: Kolbe 320

Contact Information:
Nick Summers

Sponsored by: ZTV and WZIP
ENJOY GREAT TELEVISION?! Then check out ZTVSept. 16 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
Monday, September 16th starts all new Episodes from 2:30-10:00 daily!

Our Programs Include:

2:30 P.M. & 8 P.M: Lights, Camera, Akron- News you can use for University of Akron Students
3 P.M. & 8:30 P.M: Sports Report- University of Akron Athletics for students and Zips' Fans
3:30 P.M. & 9 P.M: Akron After Hours- Emmy winning sketch comedy television
4 P.M. & 9:30 P.M: Goofing Off- Geek pop culture and everything nerdy

Check us out on Campus Channel 45.1
Like us on Facebook at ZTVAkron
And Follow us on Twitter @ZTVAkron !

Location: Campus Channel 45.1

Sponsored by: ZTV

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Wanda Hunt Band in concert Sept. 11Sept. 11
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, concludes with local favorite, the Wanda Hunt Band, performing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The group blends brass, strings, percussion and keyboards for a rhythm and blues playlist that includes the classic music of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Stevie Wonder, as well as many newer artists.

Lock 4 is “down under" Bowery Street, adjacent to Lock 3. The concert series has been part of the entertainment and activities offered this summer in Downtown Akron, much of it free.

Location: Lock 4
Join USG SenateSept. 4 - Dec. 31
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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 Residence Life and Housing and the College of Education for the 2013-2014 academic year. It is not a requirement to be a part of either group; 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 this position, please send a cover letter and resume to We will be hiring through Thursday, September 12th, 2013.

For more information about USG: visit, or visit our Facebook page at!

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

Location: Student Union

Sponsored by: Undergraduate Student Government
Tucker Jolly and the Octuba Band Sept. 15
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join UA's beloved TubaChristmas maestro and friends for an afternoon of virtuosic tuba and euphonium music and "Octoberfest" favorites. With UA alumni Travis Scott, euphonium, and Russell Tinkham, tuba, special guest Brian Kiser, tuba, and new faculty member Andy Larson, tuba.

The concert is part of the School of Music's Kulas Concert Series. $12 general admission, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with ZipCard. For more information, call 330-972-8301 or e-mail

Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall
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Swim lessons for all ages will begin Saturday, September 14, 2013! Certified instructors will teach swimming skills for Infants, Children, & Adults. Lessons are open to the public and will be held at the SRWC and ONAT pools. Session pricing includes eight (8) group lessons. The member pricing applies to current UA students, UA faculty/staff, and SRWC members and also applies to their siblings & children! Classes for all age groups, including Adults, will be offered on Saturday mornings. Additional Adult swim lessons will also be held twice weekly on Tuesday/Thursday evenings. Registration is limited, and most classes fill quickly. Our new online registration form allows you to fill out and submit your information, then pay on the first day of class. To register, or to find additional information including class times & pricing, visit our website at, and follow the Aquatics link for Group Swim Lessons, or contact Diane at

Location: SRWC Pool

Contact Information:
Diane Weaver
Join the Network of Enlightened Women!Sept. 11
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." - Alice Walker

In our modern world, the media has the power to shape our views and opinions in significant ways. Join us in discussing the ways in which the media portrays women, from sitcoms to music videos, on Wednesday, September 11th!

Location: Student Union 322

Contact Information:
Rachel Smith

Sponsored by: The Network of Enlightened Women

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The Best Party on Campus: the College Republicans Sept. 10
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Come join the College Republicans! As an organization, our goal is to provide students an opportunity to find political expression and recognition on campus!

College Republicans meet to open more opportunities for students to socialize, network, build advocacy projects, and engage in conversations with other party candidates/coalitions, and to analyze and discuss current political affairs.

You'll meet awesome people with whom you share common interests. It's what college is all about!

The Best Party on Campus since 1892!

Location: Student Union 314

Contact Information:
Alyssa Bailey

Sponsored by: College Republicans
Intramural flag footballSept. 14
Time: n/a
Registration for intramural Flag Football is currently ongoing, and closes next week Wednesday, September 11th @ 6 p.m..

While this is the deadline, team spots are filled on a first-paid, first-served basis so be sure to sign-up early! Leagues are available for Men's, Women's, Co-Rec, Fraternity or Sorority teams. Division times vary between 7-11pm, Monday-Thursday, and all games are played at InfoCision Stadium or Shrank Turf.

The entry fee is $50 per team. All team registration takes place online via IMLeagues, which can be accessed via MyAkron, or at For your convenience, you can also pay team fees online through IMLeagues, to guarantee your spot immediately.

Don't miss out on the biggest intramural activity of the semester! Please contact the OASIS Office with any questions at 330-972-6956 or email


Contact Information:
Andy Boehnlein
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Due to popular demand, Intramural Sports is now offering a Sand Volleyball Tournament! Registration is currently ongoing, and closes next week Wednesday, September 11th @ 6:00pm. While this is the deadline, team spots are filled on a first-paid, first-served basis so be sure to sign-up early! The tournament is "Open," meaning teams may be comprised of any combination of 4 males and/or females. The tournament will be held on Saturday, September 14th at Exchange St. and Gallucci Hall sand courts, with games between 9:00am-6:00pm.

The entry fee is $10 per team. All team registration takes place online via IMLeagues, which can be accessed via the MyAkron web portal, or at For your convenience, you can also pay team fees online through IMLeagues, to guarantee your spot immediately.

Don't miss out on the newest intramural activity of the semester! Please contact the OASIS Office with any questions at 330-972-6956 or email


Contact Information:
Andy Boehnlein
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