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Spring Internship and Career Fair is Feb. 24

More than 100 employers will be on hand to talk about career opportunities and full-time, co-op and internship openings at the Spring 2016 UA Internship and Career Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The event will be held in the Student Union Ballrooms and third floor concourse from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This fair is free of charge to students and alumni — preregistration is not needed.

Please note: The Engineering and Science Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23 in the Student Union Ballrooms from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All engineering, science, technology and computer majors are encouraged to attend this fair. Students must register and pay a $5 fee for this fair in the College of Engineering Co-op Office in Auburn Science and Engineering Center 203 by Feb. 19.

Resumes and professional dress are required to attend booth fairs.

Before the Career Fair:

  • Students can have resumes reviewed at the Career Center in Student Union 211 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Encourage your students to attend the Career Fair Prep Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 11:30 a.m. in Student Union 312. “Market Yourself at a Career Fair” will be presented by the Fisher Institute for Professional Selling.

During the Spring 2016 UA Internship and Career Fair Student Union 314:

  • Students can research the employers in attendance and learn about available opportunities, and have their headshot photo taken for their job search.
  • Student Union 316: Students can attend the Career Fair Prep Workshop — “Market Yourself at a Career Fair,” at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. presented by the Fisher Institute for Professional Selling.

Zips to release bobblehead series of Dru, Romeo and LeBron

Dru, Romeo and LeBron bobbleheads

The men’s basketball team, in conjunction with the LeBron James Family Foundation, will give away a limited-edition bobblehead series featuring former Zips’ Dru Joyce, Romeo Travis and NBA champion and MVP LeBron James.

“It’s a very special bobblehead series for three guys who are dear to my heart,” says head coach Keith Dambrot. “We were all together in high school, and I coached two out of three of them in college. Rome and Dru helped jumpstart our program, which has led us to where we are today. LeBron has shown great support for the University and provides our program with one of the nation's best shoe deals.”

The three-piece collection will be released at separate games:

  • Dru Joyce bobblehead — Tuesday, Feb. 16, Zips vs. Buffalo
  • Romeo Travis bobblehead — Friday, Feb. 26, Zips vs. Bowling Green
  • LeBron James bobblehead — Tuesday, March 1, Zips vs. Ohio

In addition, students from the foundation’s Wheels for Education Program will attend the March 1 game and participate in activities to raise awareness about the foundation’s programs.

“With many of the students in our foundation aspiring to be future Zips thanks to our long-term partnership with The University of Akron, we are thrilled to support the Akron Zips and its basketball program,” says Michele Campbell, executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation. “We are excited about this opportunity to not only be a part of LeBron’s bobblehead night, but to also recognize our Wheels for Education and Akron I PROMISE Network kids and educate the community about the positive change the foundation is creating in Akron.”

A total of 750 bobbleheads will be distributed to general admission each night. In addition, season ticket holders' commemorative bobbleheads will be separate, requiring a voucher to receive the limited-edition series. Three-game mini plans are available for general admission ($24) and reserved seating ($48). For tickets, call ext. 6920.

Full story online.

UA recertified as a ‘StormReady University’

Mark Beers with signThe University has once again been certified as a “StormReady University” by the National Weather Service.

UA was the first university in Northeast Ohio to be awarded the certification in 2012, and is one of only four schools in Ohio to hold it now. Bowling Green State University, Sinclair Community College and Wright State University are also certified.

StormReady, a voluntary program created in 1998 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which oversees the National Weather Service, provides clear-cut advice to city leaders, emergency managers and media with the communication and safety skills to spread the word quickly about oncoming severe weather.

The rigorous process to recertify UA was overseen by Mark Beers, pictured above, UA’s emergency management coordinator for the past 13 years. Story continues online.

Beers also teaches classes and gives seminars for practical training in emergency situations. For more information, contact him at ext. 2633 or beers1@uakron.edu.

Photo of the Day: Winter has arrived!

Snow-covered Coleman Common

It took longer than usual for winter to arrive this year, but the campus, like all of Northeast Ohio, is now under a blanket of snow. This scene, looking out over Coleman Common, was posted to Instagram by Joan Wood, a mechanical engineering major and self-described “occasional photographer.”

Varied activities planned for Mental Health Awareness Week

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, Monday, Feb. 15, to Friday, Feb. 19, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has a variety of activities planned. For questions, please contact Anne Jorgensen ext. 8555.

Here is the schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 16: Thought of the Day: “Mental health is not a destination, but a process.”

  • Free T-shirts to the first 100 fans at the men's basketball game. There will also be photo opps with Zippy and a photo frame.
  • Twenty representatives from across campus will attend the MAC/NCAA Mental Health Summit in Cleveland.

Wednesday, Feb. 17: Thought of the Day “Others care for you”

  • Education/resources will be given to the students that stop by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee table in the Student Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a drawing to win a Mental Health T-shirt and photo opps with our photo frame.
  • T-shirts will be given to the first 100 fans at the women's basketball game. There will also be photo opps with Zippy and a photo frame.

Thursday, Feb. 18: Thought of the day — “Mental Health is just as important as physical health”

  • Education/resources will be given to the students that stop by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee table in the Student Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a drawing to win a Mental Health T-shirt and photo opps with our photo frame.

Friday, Feb. 19: Thought of the day — “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”

  • MAC-wide green shirt day! Wear green to support mental health awareness.

‘Men in Song’ features UA and local choruses on Feb. 19

The Choral Department presents “Men in Song,” a new musical experience that brings together the men’s choruses of Copley High School and Coventry High School, along with UA’s Men’s Chorus and Nuance, the men’s a cappella group on campus. Join us for this inaugural concert on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Guzzetta Recital Hall.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call ext. 8301 or e-mail concerts@uakron.edu.

Recital to feature saxophonist Todd Gaffke

Todd Gaffke with saxUA faculty saxophonist Todd Gaffke will showcase the sounds of different saxophones at a recital of recently commissioned works by David Biedenbender and UA’s own James Wilding on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m. in Guzzetta Recital Hall. He will be joined by faculty pianist Debbie Yasutake.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call ext. 8301 or e-mail  concerts@uakron.edu.

Pre-sale tickets for ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ on sale now

Phantom poster

Faculty and staff can take advantage of an opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets for “The Phantom of the Opera,” which will be at Playhouse Square in Cleveland June 15 to July 10. The offer begins today and continues through Friday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m., when tickets go on sale to the general public. To purchase tickets, visit Playhouse Square/CEO online.

The University’s membership in Playhouse Square’s Corporate Exclusive Online Ticketing Program is made possible through UA's relationship with the Akron Civic Theatre and Playhouse Square to present the Broadway in Akron series at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

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