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Recognizing our outstanding students 

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Congratulations to the UA students who qualified for the President’s and Dean’s List for the fall 2015 semester.

Our student body is filled with amazing students doing extraordinary things and Merit is how we recognize these outstanding achievements.
Every semester, UA recognizes student involvement for things such as joining UA as a first-time student, making the Dean’s or President’s List, graduation, volunteering at a major event like Make A Difference Day, being initiated into an honor society, and a number of other activities.  Be sure to watch for Merit achievement announcements throughout the semester.

Learn more about Merit online.

If you have questions, email them to achievement@uakron.edu.

Cummings Center to host film featuring interviews with MLK and Malcolm X

As part of UA’s Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond, the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology is combining a film showing and an exhibit that address events in the history of race relations.

Kenneth Clark“The African American Dream: Historical Perspectives in Today’s Society” includes an hour-long film, with discussion afterward, on Thursday, Feb. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. The film showcases a 1963 PBS program of interviews with Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and author James Baldwin titled “The Negro and the American Promise.” The interviews were conducted by leading social psychologist Kenneth B. Clark, pictured above, known for his experiments using dolls to study children’s attitudes about race. Learn more at Rethinking Race online.

The accompanying exhibit, titled “The African American Experience in Psychology: Black Psychologists and the American Dream,” is located on the first and second floors of Bierce Library. The exhibit uses materials in the Cummings Center’s archival collections to put the African American experience in context with psychology. It reveals the struggles of black psychologists to be recognized, as well as the history of civil rights in American psychology.

The exhibit will be open through the month of March.

Ash Wednesday Mass to be held on campus

An Ash Wednesday Mass for faculty, staff and students will be held in Student Union Ballrooms A and B tonight, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. Newman Catholic Campus Ministry is sponsoring the service.

For more information, contact David Perry, the faculty advisor, at ext. 6825 or dperry@uakron.edu, or the student leadership team at uakron.newman@gmail.com.

Learn signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder

The Clinic for Individual and Family Therapy invites you to learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and depressed mood during the winter months. Symptoms of SAD and tips for managing mood are included in the clinic’s newsletter, Progress Notes.

The Clinic for Individual and Family Therapy is located in the C.P. and Cornelia Chima Family Center, 27 S. Forge St., second floor. Counseling services are available by appointment at ext. 6822.

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