UA expands military-friendly initiatives in support of American Legion Post 808

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In support of the growth and success of The University of Akron American Legion Post 808, UA is establishing both an American Legion Auxiliary and an American Legion Sons of The American Legion Squadron to further aid the mission of Post 808.

A collaborative effort by the American Legion, UA and the Department of Veterans Affairs, the mission of Post 808 is to aid the successful reintegration of veterans into the community. The focus is on recruitment, retention, mentoring and networking with veteran alumni who have both academic and work experience to guide UA’s student-veterans in their newest journey. With these combined resources, student-veterans are offered more engagement with the academic portion of their college experience, along with preparation for graduation, employment and career development.

Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion honors the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. S.A.L. members are men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Caring for veterans and their families is one of the organization’s missions.

The American Legion Auxiliary, founded in 1919, is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Veterans, the military and their families are served through the auxiliary's outreach programs, which are delivered by members, volunteers and its national headquarters.

If you are interested in volunteering for either of these University of Akron Legion Post 808 organizations, please contact Mary Rossett at or ext. 7382.

Photo of the Day: Happy to be here!

Claudia Fuentes by UA coin

At the June 26 Visit Day, Claudia Fuentes was among the rising high school juniors and seniors who came to explore campus and learn more about what UA has to offer. She found one of the most popular spots for photos and shared this happy image on Twitter.

Free teacher workshop hosted by Akron Global Polymer Academy

“Inquiry Based Learning Using Polymers” is the title for a free a teacher workshop that will be hosted by the Akron Global Polymer Academy on Wednesday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The professional development event will take place on campus in the Polymer Engineering Academic Center, 250 South Forge St.

The workshop will highlight new lesson plans developed in The University of Akron Research Experience for Teachers in Polymers, which is supported by a National Science Foundation grant award. Free classroom materials, lesson plans and lunch will be provided for participants.

Interested individuals can register online. For questions, please contact John Fellenstein at, or Dr. Kevin Cavicchi at


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