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Office of Accessibility will be sending accommodation letters for some students

Many of you might receive emails and accommodation letters from the Office of Accessibility regarding student’s accommodations in one or multiple of your classes. We often get asked questions by faculty and staff on how accommodations may work in the classroom. We encourage you to read through the FAQs found on the Office of Accessibility website to best serve our students with disabilities.

The Office of Accessibility appreciates your assistance in the accommodation process. Any additional questions may be directed to the Office of Accessibility via phone at ext. 7928 or via email at access@uakron.edu.

Faculty and Staff Meal Plans now available

Spring 2017 Faculty and Staff Meal Plans are now available for purchase. The Faculty Staff Meal Plan comes with 16 block meals for $95 that may be used at Rob’s Café – UA’s only all-you-care-to-eat dining facility or Union Market, Trackside Grille, Climbing Rock Café, Freshens and all on campus convenience stores for a full meal solution.

To purchase a Faculty Staff Meal Plan, visit Campus Dish online, or, for a payroll deduction, visit Purchase Dining Plan online and complete the payroll deduction authorization form and submit it to any Zip Card Office.

For more information, contact Heather Piper, marketing manager, at ext. 8863.

Come meet the chefs of Dining Services

Join Dining Services for dinner at Rob’s Café on Thursday, Jan. 19, at its first themed meal event of the semester — “Get to Know Your Dining Team.” Dinner will be served from 4 to 9 p.m.

Dining Services will feature seven of its most talented chefs from around campus. Come meet the chefs, experience delicious foods and learn more about UA’s dining team.

Admission is one swipe or the door rate of $10.50. For more information on themed meals this semester at Rob’s Café, visit Campus Dish online.

‘The Vagina Monologues’ coming to campus

Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” will return to E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, presented by V-Day University of Akron 2017. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered online at Ticketmaster.com.

V-Day 2017 logoUA’s Women’s Studies Program and the Women’s and Gender Resource Program are the sponsors of V-Day University of Akron.

“The Vagina Monologues” was first performed off-Broadway by Ensler as she explored the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement of women’s experiences. She has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world — from Zagreb to Santa Barbara, from London to Seattle, from Jerusalem to Oklahoma City.

V-Day is a global movement focused on ending violence against girls and women through public performances, education, networking and fundraising. In 2016, more than 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world. These events raised more than $5 million through performances of “The Vagina Monologues” and “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant.”

Further information about V-Day can be found online at V-Day, 1 Billion Rising, facebook.com.vday, or Twitter-@VDAY.

Learn more about UA’s Women’s Studies Program and the Women’s and Gender Resource Center.

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