Zipmail Home - February 14, 2014
USG Senate Election Applications are now AvailableFeb. 14
Time: n/a
Interested in making a positive impact on the student body? Have great ideas for ways to make the lives of UA students better? Apply to become a senator in Undergraduate Student Government (USG) for the 2014-2015 school year.

Senate election applications are now available in the USG office (Student Union 307), and are due Tuesday, Feb. 18, by 4 p.m. They may be turned into the USG secretary, Joanne Dabb.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Chief Justice Rachel Bodenschatz at For more information about what it takes to be a senator, visit

Location: Campus

Sponsored by: Undergraduate Student Government

DEADLINE APPROACHING! Register for UA Research Symposium!Feb. 21
Time: n/a
The 10th annual UA Student Innovation Symposium (UASIS) will be held on April 10. The abstract submission deadline is Feb. 21. It is not too late!

Graduate and undergraduate students from any discipline are encouraged to register! Please see website to register, nominate faculty mentors, be nominated to win cash prizes, compete in contests to win cash prizes and more!

Please contact Symphonie Smith in the Office of Graduate Student Development with any questions at 330-972-8678 or email us at
UA Leads: James P. Tressel, Executive Vice President for Student SuccessJan. 19
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Topic: Enable Others to Act

Jim Tressel is the 5th leadership speaker in the UA Leads series!

In May 2012, James P. (Jim) Tressel returned to his alma mater in a role where he worked to identify, recommend and support strategies and efforts that promote success in all facets of student life. In December 2013, he was appointed executive vice president for student success.

Tressel is responsible for laying the foundation for a successful Akron Experience for every University of Akron student — relying on all departments of the campus — including recruitment, admissions, advising, marketing, financial advising, technology and others.

He earned a B.A. in Education at Baldwin Wallace College in 1975, and a master's degree in education in 1977 at UA, where he also served as assistant football coach and instructor of physical education from 1975 to 1978. His experience in coaching continued through 2010 on the campuses of Miami University of Ohio, Syracuse University, Youngstown State University and The Ohio State University. Tressel has published two books: "The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life" (2008) and "Life Promises for Success" (2011).

For a complete list of UA Leads events, please visit the UA LEADS Web page.

UA Leads is the NACA Regional Program of the Year: a series of fun, interactive events designed to enhance and develop leadership skills. Even better, these events are free to attend for all University of Akron students! Students who attend five to six programs and answer survey questions regarding those five to six programs will be recognized with the Silver Leadership Award. Students who attend seven to eight programs and answer survey questions regarding those seven to eight programs will be recognized with the Gold Leadership Award. Students will be recognized for their commitment to developing themselves as leaders with one of these LIFE Awards on April 16.

For more information contact Sigma Lambda Honorary at

Location: Student Union Theatre

Contact Information:
Holly K. Pilcavage

Sponsored by: Sigma Lambda Honorary
Engineering Science Career Fair March 4March 4
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us for the Spring 2014 Engineering & Science Career Fair on March 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Employers will be seeking students for summer internships, co-ops, and full- and part-time employment.

All aerospace systems, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, corrosion, electrical, and mechanical engineering students are encouraged to attend, as well as students in computer science, applied math, statistics, chemistry, physics, polymer engineering, engineering technology (automated manufacturing, construction, electronic, mechanical, surveying and mapping, computer information systems), and information systems management fields.

Students can register to attend the fair in the Engineering Co-op Office (ASEC 203) through Friday, Feb. 28.

To register, you must bring in a hard copy of your resume and $5.

Location: Student Union, third floor

Contact Information:
Erin E Elosh
Mardi Gras at UA: See White Panda at E.J. Thomas Hall 
White Panda panel

Mardi Gras 2014 at E. J. Thomas Hall is back: Thursday, Feb. 27 at 9:09 p.m. See video.

This year's music features The White Panda. Originating from Chicago and LA, this mashup electronic duo has had 27 singles reach No. 1 on Hype Machine. The duos first three albums "Versus", "Rematch" and Pandamonium" saw The White Panda soar into Soundcload's top five most played artists. They've performed at Lolla Pa Looza, Bam Boozle, and Electric Zoo. They've toured alongside Mac Miller, Mike Posner and Ghostland Observatory and have shared the stage with Benny Benassi, MGMT and Gym Class Heroes.

Now's your chance to hear their latest mashups from Bambooyah, Bearly legal and Seven Nation Army , The White Panda will be appearing for the first time in this area at MARDI GRAS 2014!

Join us on stage for dancing and enter the best mask contest for your chance to win a Best Buy gift card! Plus, you won't want to miss free Cajun samplings & beads.
Mardi Gras 2014 is free for UA students with a valid Zip Card (Zip Card admits two). Enter through the blue stage door on Hill Street.

Sponsored by: E.J. Thomas Hall

Jim Tressel to share strategies for personal successFeb. 25
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
As part of Taking Care Week, Jim Tressel, executive vice president for student success, will be speaking on strategies for personal success. This event is free for all students, faculty and staff. Seats are limited so come early!

Location: Student Union 335

Contact Information:
Matthew Altiere

Additional Information
Honors Project Feedback and Information NeededFeb. 7 - Dec. 31
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
If you are an honors student who has had trouble obtaining information about your Honors Research Project, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is interested in current problems with the amount of information available to students. Please contact Rachael Thut via the information below.

Location: Student Union room 133

Contact Information:
Rachael Thut

Sponsored by: Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
Back to the Ballroom - UA Big Band DanceFeb. 23
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Back by popular demand! Swing and sway to the sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and more. Jack Schantz conducts The University of Akron Big Band.

Kulas Concert Series: $12 general admission, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with Zip Cards. For more information, call 330-972-8301 or e-mail

Location: Stage Door at E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St.
Jean Godfrey, guest percussionist, to performFeb. 17
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jean Godfrey, professor of percussion at The Lyon Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse, will present a multimedia concert with marimba, electronics and video. His performance in Akron will be one of only three performances in the United States. Be sure not to miss this event!

Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave.
Cleveland Cavaliers Bus TripFeb. 28
4:30 pm
Watch the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Utah Jazz at Quicken Loan Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. To get your tickets, submit a $5 cash deposit to the Student Union information desk by Noon on Wednesday, February 26th. Students must ride the bus to and from the event and will receive the deposit back on the way home from the game. We will be meeting at 4:30pm on Friday, February 28th to leave for the game. Please be on time!

Location: Outside of the Game Room

Contact Information:
Jenna Russell

Sponsored by: The Zips Programming Network
Murder Mystery DinnerFeb. 20
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Want to solve a murder mystery? Enjoy a nice dinner with your friends as you uncover a murder mystery. Space is limited to forty people! To reserve your spot for the event, go to the Student Union information desk with a $5 refundable deposit. The last day to sign up is Thursday, February 13th at 5:00pm

Location: Student Union Room 335

Contact Information:
Carli Baker

Sponsored by: The Zips Programming Network
Hasan Minhaj to perform Feb. 27Feb. 27
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join ZPN for a diversity lecture with Hasan Minhaj. Hasan is a comedian and actor in Los Angeles. He is the host of MTV's Thursday night talk show, "Failsosphy," and stars in the latest season of "Arrested Development" on Netflix. Dont miss out on a great actor and comedian!

Location: Student Union Ballrooms C-E

Contact Information:
Zach Lowe

Sponsored by: The Zips Programming Network
Join us for A Sister's IMPACT tomorrowFeb. 15
9:00 am - 4:30 am
You don't want to miss this!!! A Sister's Impact Sisterhood Summit 2014 is TOMORROW — Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Student Union.

This is a conference for all women at The University of Akron committed to the constructive development of themselves, their families and their communities. Join us, and be ready to make an IMPACT!

For more information and to register for this FREE event, please visit On-site registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 to 9:15 a.m.

Speakers include University of Akron faculty members Kameka Tate, Dr. Kara Kvaran, Amber A. Hewitt, PhD, Dr. Heather Burton, Dr. Toja Okoh and more!

Are YOU ready to make an #IMPACT? Partner with us in becoming the change we want to see in this world!

Location: Student Union, Ballroom A

Contact Information:
Elise Burnett

Sponsored by: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Alpha Chapter

Additional Information
Meditation/Holistic Student Group 
Attention Undergraduate, Graduate and Faculty:
The moment you have been waiting for is here!

If you feel like you've been looking for a group to meditate with, expand your meditation knowledge, or just give it a shot for the first time, we are here to serve all your needs and offer you the opportunity to lead!
This group currently meets once a week and offers a variety of meditation techniques, everything from yoga, Qigong, guided visual, body scan, chakra energy work, art, dance, reiki alignment, and more.

Don't let this moment pass you by,
Email me, Kevin, today to find out more!

Location: Available upon request

Contact Information:
Kevin Karas

Sponsored by: Holistic Leaders and Mindful Meditation
Faculty Recital: Dr. Andy Larson, tubaFeb. 19
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
University of Akron School of Music faculty, Dr. Andy Larson, presents a concert of solo tuba works. Repertoire will include music for tuba and tape, unaccompanied tuba, tuba and electronics, and tuba and piano. Composers include Barney Childs, Andy Scott, and Curtis Olson.

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

Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave.
Relay for Life 2014!April 12 - Dec. 31
4:00 pm
It is Board Game time!!!

Join us for our board game-themed Relay For Life on Saturday, April 12, starting at 4 p.m. at Stile Athletics Field House!

Relay For Life is an 18-24 hour walk that raises money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. It is also a time for us to Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back. We Celebrate those who have battled cancer, we Remember those have lost their fight, and we pledge to Fight Back against the terrible disease.

But don't worry! You won't just be walking! There will be various ceremonies, performances and activities to keep you entertained for the entire night!

So start a team, join a team, be an individual walker or just stop by... whatever you do, do not miss this AWESOME event!!

For more information or to get involved, check out or email

Location: Stiles Fieldhouse

Contact Information:
Ashley Freshwater

Sponsored by: Akron Against Cancer

Additional Information
2014 LIFE Awards Applications NOW AVAILABLE through OrgSync Feb. 3 - Dec. 31
5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The LIFE (legacy, integrity, fellowship, excellence) Awards are held annually, honoring students, faculty, and campus organizations that have demonstrated the LIFE values.

Applications for the 2014 LIFE Awards are available NOW through the OrgSync Forms:

Individual Awards:

Recommendation Form:

Group/Team Awards:

All applications and nominations are due no later than 5:00pm Friday, March 7, 2014

For a description of the awards please visit

This year’s awards include:
A-Key Award (Blue and Gold categories)
Alpha Sigma Phi’s Students Choice Award
Alumni Student Recognition Award*
Club Sports Achievement Award
Diversity Award
Doctoral Scholar Award
Exceptional Civic Engagement Award
Graduate Excellence and Leadership Award*
Master’s Scholar Award
Most Outstanding Member
Most Outstanding Officer
Outstanding Adult/ Non- Traditional Learner*
Outstanding Co- Curricular Advisor Award
Outstanding Freshman Involvement Award
Outstanding Junior Award*
Rupert Latture Memorial Award
Sophomore Recognition Award
Student Recreation Intramural Sports Achievement Award
Student Recreation Outstanding Student Member Award
Top 10 Senior Award*
Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities Recognition
* Award Requires Recommendation Application

All applicants & nominators will receive an electronic invitation to the LIFE Awards taking place on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Location: OrgSync

Contact Information:
Lorri March
Leadership 101 WorkshopFeb. 19
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leadership 101 is an introductory seminar on leadership that provides a general understanding of leadership; which can vary in definition, meaning and practice — depending on whom you ask.

Participants who attend this seminar will:

  • Develop an understanding about leadership as it is defined, understood and perceived.

  • Learn about the differences between leadership and management.

  • Understand the connection between power and influence as they relate to leadership.

  • Discuss how they can become involved with leadership at The University of Akron.

Location: Student Union 316

Contact Information:
Rachel Bell, GA for Leadership Programs

Additional Information
NSCS Spring Semester "Meet and Greet" and First Member Meeting!Feb. 18
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will be hosting a "Meet and Greet" for members to get to know their officers and find out what NSCS is all about! We will have snacks, games, prizes and other awesome stuff available for members! Not a member but wish you were? Come anyway! We can help get your membership started off right!

Make sure you check out our Facebook page for any updates we have on this event! We will also have a table set up in the union from 11-1pm to make sure everyone gets the memo to attend the "Meet and Greet"!


Our first member meeting will be held on Thursday, February 20th from 5-6pm in Student Union Room 308! This meeting will be even more fun that you do not want to miss out on!

Email President Kellie Noe at for more information!

Location: Olin 111

Sponsored by: The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Feel Better FastFeb. 14 - Dec. 31
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Feel Better Fast group, hosted by the Counseling and Testing Center, is designed for anyone who wants to examine individual’s current demanding and stressful situations and to learn effective strategies to manage it by improving general self-care, positive emotions, happiness, and resiliency in a warm and supportive group environment.

Topics in this group may include building a foundation of happiness, practicing mindfulness skills, nurturing your relationships, practicing gratitude skills, finding your passion, and enhancing positive communication skills with others. Please call at (330) 972-7082 to schedule.

Date/Time: (02/14/14-05/02/14) on Fridays at 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: Simmons Hall 306 Counseling & Testing Center
Co-Facilitators: Jiyoon Lee, Ph.D., and Brian Amos, M.S.

Location: Simmons Hall -306

Contact Information:
Jiyoon Lee, Ph.D.

Additional Information
SAVE THE DATE: Soweto Gospel Choir. February 26, 2014. The University of Akron, E.J. Thomas Hall 7:30p.m.Feb. 26
7:30 pm
SAVE THE DATE: Soweto Gospel Choir. February 26, 2014. The University of Akron, E.J. Thomas Hall 7:30p.m.

In the turbulent years between 1990 and 1994 Nelson Mandela's leadership held steadfast despite the challenges posed in dismantling the residual effects of Apartheid and pushing for a unified South Africa. The two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is heralded as one of the most exciting groups to emerge in world music in recent years performing at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday and Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 75th birthday.

Under the direction of choirmaster David Mulovhedzi, the choir draws on the best talent from the many churches and communities in and around Soweto, South Africa. Since its first international performances in Australia in 2002, the Soweto Gospel Choir has become a worldwide phenomenon performing to sold-out audiences throughout the world.

Ticket Information: $36.50, $26.50, UA Students $11.50.

Tickets available at the Thomas Hall Ticket Office, 330-972-7570, all Ticketmaster locations, or call 1-800-745-3000. For further information visit us at UAEVENTS.COM

Event is sponsored by: The Multicultural Center, The Office of Inclusion & Equity & EJ Thomas Hall.

Location: EJ Thomas Hall

Contact Information:
Dr. Rosa Muthoni Githiora

Additional Information
Disney College Program - Apply Today! 
The Career Center is proud to share this internship opportunity.

Are you interested in an exciting internship opportunity? Looking for an extraordinary, life changing experience? If so, then The Disney College Program is looking for you!

Participants in our program will have the unique opportunity to:

- Work at our theme parks and resorts
- Learn transferable skills
- Network with leaders of a Fortune 100 company
- Gain real-world experience

Applications are now being accepted to participate in the Disney College Program. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime that can’t be missed!

Visit to learn more today!

Location: Career Center

Additional Information
2014-2015 Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB) President Applications Feb. 10 - Dec. 31
Time: n/a
APPLY TODAY for the 2014-2015 RHPB President position!

Pick up your application at Ritchie Hall front desk.

Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 21, by 5 p.m. to Ritchie 110.

Location: Ritchie 110

Contact Information:
Holly K. Pilcavage

Sponsored by: Residence Hall Program Board
Discover India and London (July 18 to Aug. 3)Feb. 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Interested in visiting India and London this summer and earning 3 credit hours (Summer Study Abroad)?

This program exposes students to the issues that affect the success of work in today’s flat world and global marketplace. India’s position as the global center for Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing services provides a source for diverse viewpoints on these issues. The diverse culture of India will provide a unique and rich learning environment. Students will interact with local students, visit several global companies and listen to global experts apart from visiting cultural and historic monuments.

Attend an information session on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. to learn more.

Location: CBA 258 (Murphy room)

Contact Information:
Dr. Vijay

Additional Information
NPHC's Black History Month Stroll-OffFeb. 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us as The University of Akron's NPHC for The Black History Month Stroll Off. The members of the NPHC community will showcase Black History in Greek Life — Past and Present. Doors will open at 6:30 pm.
Presale tickets will be sold for a reduced price in the Student Union on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Ticket Prices are: UA Greeks, $2; UA students, $3; Community members, $5. If you donate a canned good, your ticket price will be reduced by $1.

Location: Student Union Ballrooms

Contact Information:
Shay Steele

Sponsored by: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Additional Information
UA's Next Top PizzaFeb. 17
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join The University of Akron's Interfraternity Council for its second annual "UA's Next Top Pizza" in the Student Union Ballrooms on Monday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will have seven local places providing pizza slices for all attendees. You'll get to cast your vote for the top two pizza places and the winning pizza place will be announced at the end of the evening.

Tickets are $7 at the door. All money raised at the event will benefit the Akron-Canton Foodbank.

Location: Student Union Ballrooms

Contact Information:
Parker Smith

Sponsored by: Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Additional Information
Do Everything! Frances E Willard's Week of ServiceMarch 3 - Dec. 31
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
In remembrance of the activist Frances E. Willard, serveAkron and Alpha Phi will hold a donation drive and a Saturday service project. Visit our table this week to learn more about Frances E. Willard! Join us in celebrating her slogan "Do Everything."

We will collect paper products, hygiene products and cleaning supplies for the donation drive all week. Items can be dropped off during tabling hours or to the Center for Service and Leadership.

Donations will benefit the Battered Women's Shelter and Safe Landing Youth Shelter for Boys & Girls. The week will conclude with a Saturday service project at Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

Tabling and donation drive:

Monday, March 3-Friday, March 8, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Union Lounge, near Starbucks.

Service project:

Saturday, March 8, from 111 a.m.-1 p.m. at Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

Drop-off boxes will also be in the Center for Service and Leadership.

RSVP through OrgSync!

Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Stephanie Zende

Additional Information
Weekday Service with Boys and Girls Club Feb. 25
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join serveAkron as we volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. We will meet in the Center for Service and Leadership at 1:30 p.m.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve is committed to changing kids’ lives by providing them with a safe place to belong after school where dedicated staff members and caring volunteers are ready with a smile and an encouraging hand to help a young person in need.

RSVP through serveAkron on OrgSync.

Location: Meet in Center for Service & Leadership

Contact Information:
Stephanie Zende

Additional Information
Join the new ACS Rubber Division Student Organization on campusFeb. 14
Time: n/a
We invite you to join our American Chemical Society Rubber Division Student Chapter on campus!

The purpose of this organization is to broaden the basic knowledge of the members in the field of elastomer science and technology, and to establish professional networking and morale among students, the elastomer industry and other elastomer-related associations.

The benefits for being a member of the student organization include:

*Two $1,000 dollar scholarships exclusive for student chapter members
*Free registration to spring and fall meetings of the ACS Rubber Division
*Free online access to RC&T journal
*Opportunities to network at Rubber Expo and technical meetings of the ACS Rubber Division
*Networking lunch every two weeks with UA members for academic and social activities: Visit to industries, speakers on the field of engineering, science and technology, social events and others.

The membership cost is $25 per year. Don't wait any longer. Join us!

Location: Akron Engineering Research Center

Contact Information:
Andrea Charif

Sponsored by: ACS Rubber Division Student Chapter
I'm on a boat!Feb. 16
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Break the monotony of winter with the University Sailing Team this Sunday!

Have you ever been interested in sailing? Do you want to participate in a rewarding sport that offers both exhilarating competition and an escape from school stress? Sailing is a great opportunity to meet new people from all over the Midwest, travel, and gain valuable skills.

The team will be practicing tactics with RC sailboats in the ONAT from 2-5pm. No need to be a member or have any previous experience. Come out, meet the team, and see what sailing is all about!

Location: ONAT Pool

Contact Information:
Kyle Albertson

Sponsored by: Sailing Club
Sibs Saturday- March 1, 2014 March 1
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
On Saturday March 1, 2014, Residence Life and Housing is coordinating its annual Sibs Saturday and we want your (Residence Hall Students) sibs to be there!

In order for your sibs to participate in these events, pre-register (includes registration and necessary waiver forms) your sibs at:
**The parent/guardian must complete and turn in the waiver forms to become fully registered! You may bring the forms to registration at Ritchie Residence Hall on Saturday March 31st between 10am-1pm, however overnight stay requires registration prior to 2/24/2012**

The weekend will hold such events as a performance by NRHH Bingo, coloring in Rob's Cafe, Magician Mat Franco, and the Kids Karnival!

This FREE Event is Sponsored by RHPB, RHC, NRHH, Sigma Lambda and EJ Thomas Hall

In order for your sibs to participate in these events, pre-register your sibs at:

Schedule of Events:
Saturday, March 1, 2014
10am-1pm : Registration (located at Sisler-McFawn Residence Hall)
1:30pm-3:30pm: NRHH Bingo (located at Schrank Hall: South 145)
3:30pm-5:30pm: Rob's dining/ coloring
6pm-7pm: Magician: Mat Franco (EJ Thomas)
7pm-10pm: Kids Karnival (EJ Thomas)
• Big Red Chair photos
• Sparkles the Clown
• What's in a Name
• Carnival Games
• Charicatures
• Photo Booth and Green Screen
• Juggler Joe Showers

Location: Varies

Sponsored by: RHPB, RHC, Sigma Lambda, NRHH
Hey! New Exciting Meditation Opportunity  

Attention undergrad and graduate students, come meditate with us!

Who are we?Students at UA!
What do we do? Meditate!
How much does it cost? Free!

Count me in! when do you meet?
---Mondays: 2-3pm (arrive early)
---Sundays: 4:30-5:30pm (arrive early)
Where do we meet?
---Mondays: 306 Simmons hall, 3rd floor, counselling Center
---Sundays: Spicer Hall, 1st floor lounge. 290 spicer street
For more details, contact
---Kevin @

Location: Refer to Information Above

Sponsored by: Holistic Leaders and Mindful Meditation
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Student Recreation and Wellness Services will be offering an American Red Cross Course to students and faculty/staff in CPR/AED/First Aid on March 8, 2014 at 9:00am – 4:00pm. The cost is $75.00. Register in the OASIS office located in the Recreation Center by Friday, February 28th @ 4:00pm or contact 330-972-6956 or email for more details.


Contact Information:
Ashley Mowen
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reminder of the upcoming registration deadline for Spring Intramural Wiffleball. Registration will close on Wednesday, February 19th 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 in the OASIS office before the February 19th deadline. Log on to for more details and to register.

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

Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
Andy Boehnlein
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reminder of the upcoming registration deadline for Spring Intramural Basketball. Registration will close on Wednesday, March 5th 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 in the OASIS office before the March 5th deadline. Log on to for more details and to register.

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

Location: SRWC

Contact Information:
Andy Boehnlein
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Do you have cabin fever? Outdoor Adventure has a winter backpacking trip just for you - appropriate for beginners to advanced hikers. Student cost is $25.00. Register in the OASIS office located in the Recreation & Wellness Center by Friday, February 21 at 4:00pm or call 330-972-6956 or email for more details.

Location: Oil Creek, PA

Contact Information:
Ashley Mowen
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Outdoor Adventure will be traveling to Cleveland Metroparks on February 20, 2014 at 5:30pm – 11:00pm to go tobogganing for a weeknight break from studying. If you want to meet some new people, enjoy the winter outdoors, and have some fun, this is an activity you will want to try!. The cost is $12.00 Register in the OASIS office location in the Student Recreation & Wellness Center by Tuesday, February 18 at 5:00pm or contact 330-972-6956 or email for more details.

Location: Cleveland Metroparks

Contact Information:
Ashley Mowen
Tattoo DisplayFeb. 19
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Students should e-mail APPROPRIATE photos of their tattoo to The top 10 tattoos will be chosen and scheduled for a professional photo. The professional photo will then be displayed in the Student Union in the second floor lounge for all students to see. Students will then vote on their favorite and the winner will receive a gift card!

Location: Student Union, second floor lounge

Contact Information:
Addie Hall

Sponsored by: The Zips Programming Network
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