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Photo of the Day: Home is almost done!

UA volunteers at Habitat for Humanity house in Marion, S.C.

On Day Four of their Alternative Spring Break trip with Habitat for Humanity in Marion, S.C., UA students are about to get a very big pay-off for their efforts. After they finish the siding on the house and the shed they built this week, they will see the new homeowner, Wanita, receive her keys tonight.

A bit of Paris comes to Akron

French Composition class participated in "Purim in Paris"

Several students in Dr. Jeanne-Hélène Roy's French Composition class participated in "Purim in Paris" at the Anshe Sfard Synagogue in Akron on March 5. In that Paris was chosen as this year's "magical space" for the yearly celebration, the UA students shared their expertise in French language and culture in a vivid, international setting. Pictured here are, from left, Jimmal Ball, Samantha Kunkel, Kayla Quiros, Sarah Eshun and Josh Dang.

Take time to complete sexual issues survey

With classes recessed, some of you may have additional time this week. We want to remind you to take a few minutes to complete the sexual assault/sexual issues survey.

The data from the survey will help us better understand the prevalence of sexual assault and the perceptions of sexual-respect issues on campus. The findings will be used to further strengthen campus policies and services. 

The survey is open to faculty, staff and students. We want to hear from everyone, regardless of your experiences. The survey requires 15 minutes of uninterrupted time.

To demonstrate gratitude, we will enter the names all who complete the survey in a drawing for a $50 gift card. Fifteen $50 gift cards will be given away. Registration for the drawing is completely independent of the survey.

Take the survey now.

‘Russia Revealed’ at next retirees’ meeting

Tom and Diane Vukovich at Peterhof in St. Petersburg, Russia

“Travelogue: Russia Revealed – From Moscow to St. Petersburg” will be presented by Tom and Diane Vukovich at the Association of The University of Akron Retirees' meeting on Wednesday, April 8. This session of the Dr. Robert E. Ferguson/AUAR Luncheon Series will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Quaker Station. He retired as associate provost emeritus, and she retired as director emeritus of developmental programs. They are pictured here at Peterhof in St. Petersburg, the summer residence of Peter the Great.

The buffet lunch is $12 per person and includes Chicken Marsala, salad, oven-roasted redskins, vegetable, rolls and butter, assorted cookies or brownies, and beverages. Lunches must be ordered in advance by contacting Chris Franz in the Alumni Office at cfranz@uakron.edu or ext. 7271 no later than noon on Friday, April 3.

Payment is due upon your arrival at the luncheon. If you order and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch; but please RSVP to Franz for an accurate count for seating purposes. Those bringing lunches are asked to pay $1 for beverages.

Parking is available in Lot 70, located between Quaker Station and both north and south of Mill Street. Guests are welcome.

Men’s basketball banquet set April 17

men's basketball team in huddle

The men's basketball team will commemorate its 2014-15 season — which saw the Zips reach the 21-win plateau for the 10th-straight year — with a celebration on Friday, April 17, at Prime 93 in Akron. The event is open to the public.

The social hour begins at 6 p.m., with a dinner buffet and awards ceremony to follow at 7 p.m. The cost is $22 per person if reserved by April 10 ($30 per person after April 10). Admission for the event is $11 for children age 12 and under, as well as UA students with valid Zip Cards. Tables, with seating for 10 people, can be purchased for $170. Dress for the event is casual.

RSVP online or contact Amanda Baird at ama38@uakron.edu or ext.7781. Full story online.

Parking updates through April 2

  • Lot 6 and Lot 36, near InfoCision Stadium and Lee Jackson Field, will experience increased traffic volume on Friday, March 27, from 2 p.m. through the conclusion of the baseball game that afternoon, or approximately 5 p.m. Alternate parking for commuters will be in Lot 1 - East Campus Deck or Lot 9, south of the InfoCision Stadium.
  • Lot 6 and Lot 36, near InfoCision Stadium and Lee Jackson Field, will experience increased traffic volume on both Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, from noon through the conclusion of the baseball game that afternoon, or approximately 3 p.m. Alternate parking for commuters will be in Lot 1 - East Campus Deck or Lot 9, south of the InfoCision Stadium.
  • Lot 6, Lot 9 and Vine Street, near InfoCision Stadium, will experience increased traffic volume on Tuesday, March 31, from 2 p.m. through the conclusion of the softball games that afternoon, or approximately 7 p.m. Alternate parking for commuters will be in Lot 1 - East Campus Deck or Lot 9, south of the InfoCision Stadium.
  • Lot 28, at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, will be closed Tuesday, March 31, at noon through 9:30 p.m. for a performance. Alternate parking for commuter vehicles will be available in Lot 26 - North Campus Deck and Lot 27, by Guzzetta Hall.
  • Lot 70, near Quaker Station at Quaker Square, will be partially reserved on Thursday, April 2, from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. for a special event. Alternate commuter parking will be available in the Grounds Services Lot 40 and Administrative Services Building Lot 71.

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Intramural Kin Ball signups due by April 1

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From classical to rock at Thomas Hall

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