Help welcome the newest class of Zips

Be among the first to welcome first-year students to campus for New Roo Weekend, Aug 28-29.

New Student Orientation is asking you to help check in our newest Zips on Friday night at InfoCision Stadium.

Or you could greet and guide them to their meeting locations on Saturday morning. Or on Sunday, welcome them to Convocation.

Help the new class start its Akron Experience memorably. Volunteer today!

Confucius Institute Chinese Summer Camp

The Confucius Institute will host a Chinese Summer Camp on campus for students in grades 7-12. Campers will learn Chinese language, crafts, music, taiji and more.

Camp dates are June 15 to 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for camp is $100 per student. Please register soon as space is limited. For more information, visit the Confucius Institute online or call ext. 2013.

Photo of the Day: Hopping around Chicago

Alumna Jennifer Blye '02 shared with us via Facebook a photo of her son and a friend at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.

Alumnus and former CIA leader to speak at Roundtable in one week

Michael J. Morrell ’80, a national security commentator for CBS News, will speak at the Akron Roundtable luncheon at noon Wednesday, June 3 in the Quaker Station Ballroom. Morrell’s topic will be “Thinking About Today’s National Security Threats.” UA is sponsoring his presentation.

Michael J. Morrell Morrell, who gained experience in intelligence and foreign policy during a 33-year-career with the Central Intelligence Agency, served as its deputy director for more than three years, and was twice named as its acting director. He has been at the center of the CIA’s work to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and its efforts to respond to trends that are altering the international landscape — including the Arab Spring, the rise of China and the cyber threat.

In addition to his work for CBS News, Morrell is involved in a wide range of activities, including serving as a member of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Board of Directors, chairman of the SAP/NS2 Advisory Board and counselor to Beacon Global Strategies, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. Morrell, a Cuyahoga Falls native who earned a B.A. in economics, summa cum laude at UA, remains involved with his alma mater as a member of President Scott Scarborough’s Advisory Board. He also is the author of “The Great War of Our Time: An Insider’s Account of the CIA vs. al-Qaida.”

After Morrell’s talk, there will be time for questions. Please encourage students pursuing degrees in business, economics, political science, public service technology and computer science to attend.

Members of the campus community can purchase tickets to the luncheon by calling 330-247-8682 or visiting the Akron Roundtable website. Tickets are $20 per seat. To ensure parking for those attending, individuals on campus are urged to walk or to ride the Roo Express Shuttle to Quaker Station.

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