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Photos of the Day: What a week!

ASB North Carolina team making rain barrels

The three Alternative Spring Break teams are headed back to Akron today, having logged 2,488 volunteer hours over four days, which is worth a combined total of least $35,500 of minimum wage labor. The teams of students and advisors worked at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder, Ga., which serves children with disabilities, with the North Carolina Coastal Federation in Mateo N.C., and with Habitat for Humanity in Marion, S.C.

Oyster reef ASB team helped build in North CarolinaNorth Carolina team members closed out their week by building rain barrels for Jeanette’s Pier in Nagshead, and making bird houses for an Outer Banks Earth Day celebration. Pictured at right is the oyster reef they helped to build.

Meanwhile, the South Carolina team members who did construction and siding on a Habitat home are celebrating a new homeowner getting the keys to her very own front door.

The Georgia team closed out its week with some camp activities, such as boating and archery, once the mulching and painting were finished.

Fall semester 2015 priority registration

The fall semester 2015 schedule of classes is available in MyAkron.
Priority registration begins on Monday, March 30. Priority registration appointments have been assigned and are viewable in MyAkron. Appointments begin every weekday at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., and are based on earned credit hours as of Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Please encourage students to take advantage of priority registration for the best choice of classes. Students may review tutorials on how to use MyAkron for searching the schedule of classes and registering for classes at the Software Training and Technological Services website.

Faculty and staff who wish to view a student’s earned hours and/or priority registration appointment may do so in PeopleSoft.  Instructions are available online.

Questions regarding the fall 2015 schedule of classes and/or priority registration appointments may be directed to the Office of the University Registrar at registrar@uakron.edu.

Engineering Alumni Dinner is April 22

The College of Engineering and the Engineering Alumni Board invite you to celebrate at the 2015 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 22, at Quaker Station. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following at 6 p.m.

The 2015 Distinguished Engineering Alumni recipients are:

  • Erwin C. Gangl ’64, program manager and director, CACI Technologies, Inc.
  • Todd A. Hoff ’89, vice president marketing and innovation, CHEP
  • Robert D. Stevens ’63, executive vice president, ARCADIS and 2015 president, A.S.C.E.

Tickets are $35 per person. RSVP online by Wednesday, April 15.
For more information, contact Connie Dundon at ext. 7270 or cdundon@uakron.edu.

Volunteers needed for SpringFest 2015

SpringFest volunteers

Want to help make SpringFest a success? Volunteers are needed before, during and after the event. It’s easy to sign-up, and all volunteers will receive an exclusive volunteer SpringFest T-shirt for free.

Visit the official SpringFest VounteerSpot page. Enter your email address to view open spots. No registration or password is needed to sign up for the shifts where you’d like to help.

If you need help with the sign-up process or have any questions, please contact Zak Steiner, zds1@uakron.edu or ext. 8305.

School of Law to host event for Internet and app entrepreneurs

Do you have a great idea for an Internet or application-based company, but need information to launch your project? Curious about the local funding and technical resources available to help you?

The School of Law and exclusive sponsor, Thompson Hine, LLP, will present NEXTOhio, a free conference for those interested in growing their start-up ideas into the next hottest online business on Thursday, April 9, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Quaker Station. NEXTOhio is free and open to the public.

NEXTOhio will feature a series of rapid-fire talks presented by some of Northeast Ohio’s top Internet CEOs, entrepreneurs and attorneys. Topics include:

  • How to Start Your Internet Company/App if You Don’t Code
  • What Angel Investors are Looking for and How to Attract Funding
  • Killer Mistakes That Startups Make
  • An Overview of Community Resources Available for Internet Start-Ups
  • Legal Issues for Internet Start Ups

Using an interactive website, conference participants will judge local start-up pitches by casting votes for one lucky entrepreneur who will win a cash prize to help make their dream a reality.

Conference attendees are invited to enjoy free pizza and a cash bar at a social where they will be able to network with some of our community’s top leaders in the field and other local entrepreneurs.

For more information and to secure your spot at the conference, please visit the NEXTOhio website or contact Professor Annal Vyas at Annal.Vyas@UAkron.edu.

Dance Company to perform French choreographer’s work

Dance Company Spring 2015 performance poster The Dance Company presents its Spring 2015 performances on Thursday, April 16, and Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

Continuing the Dance Program’s focus on enabling its students to work closely with acclaimed guest dancers and choreographers, the performances include the premiere of a piece by choreographer Alexandre Munz of France. Munz, known for his SAFE Project — Spine Advanced Functional Empowerment — was on the UA campus in March to set his new work, “Youth with Caution,” on the UADC dancers.

The piece, says Munz, “pays homage to the immense potential and promises of our internationally interconnected youth.” Story continues online.

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Intramural Kin Ball signups due by April 1

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