This Week's News:

Reminder: Last day to withdraw from spring classes is March 6

2017 LIFE Awards - Application Deadline Approaching

First finalist for VP in international education post to visit Wednesday

Dining Services hours today

Culinary Artists Club competes in Medina ice carving competition

A Different World

In Living Color

Dining Services to host Black History Month Lunch is Thursday

Sushic Sushi celebration on Thursday

New menu at Climbing Rock Cafe

Roo Express Service Announcement:

Parking updates through February 27

Ash Wednesday Mass on Campus

Men’s Choral Festival

It's not too late to go Greek and become a Founding member of Delta Zeta!

Donations Needed for Akron Refugee Community

UADC Placement Auditions

UADC Matinee Outreach Performance

Graduate Students - Graduating This Semester?

Department of Psychology Counseling Clinic

Recruiting Domestic Students to Participate in English Corner

Become a New International Student Orientation GPS Leader!

Student Speaking Association (SSA)

Women's Empowerment Brunch - Feb. 25

New Season Gospel Choir Invites You To Join

Jamberry Nails Fundraiser for Alpha Phi Omega this month

Save the Date-Professional Clothing Drive March 1-24!

UA Glow Run 5k: 4/21/16- Register Now!

Guest Trombonist Joseph Alessi

Pottery Painting!

Cavs Bus Trip!

ZPN Spring Events & Movies

Akron's Got Talent!

Guided Meditation for Zips (Free)

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February 21, 2017

Reminder: Last day to withdraw from spring classes is March 6

As the semester comes to a close, the Office of the University Registrar would like to remind all students that the last day to withdraw from any REGULAR SESSION Spring 2017 classes is Monday, March 6. After this deadline, requests for withdrawals cannot be processed.

Additional date information, as well as the WD policy, can be found at http://www.uakron.edu/registrar/dates/springdropwd.dot.

Questions regarding class withdrawals may be directed to the Office of the University Registrar at records@uakron.edu.

2017 LIFE Awards - Application Deadline Approaching

The LIFE (Legacy, Integrity, Fellowship, & Excellence) Awards are held annually, honoring students, faculty, and campus organizations that have demonstrated the LIFE values. These awards range from local to national recognition amongst undergraduate and graduate students around the country!

Applications for the 2017 LIFE Awards are available now through March 3 on OrgSync. To apply, you must submit an application through one of three OrgSync Forms:

All applications are due no later than 5:00 pm Friday, March 3, 2017.

For a description of the awards please click here or go to: https://www.uakron.edu/studentlife/involvement/campusprograms/life-awards/life-awards-description.dot

This year’s awards include:

Individual Awards

  • A-Key Blue Award*
  • A-Key Gold Award*
  • Alumni Association Student Recognition Award
  • Club Sports Individual Achievement Award 
  • Diversity Award (Individual)*
  • Doctoral Scholar Award*
  • Exceptional Civic Engagement Award (Individual)*
  • Faculty Engagement Award
  • Graduate Excellence & Leadership Award*
  • Intramural Sports Individual Achievement Award
  • Masters Scholar Award*
  • Outstanding Officer Award
  • Outstanding Adult/Nontraditional Learner*
  • Outstanding Campus Advisor Award
  • Outstanding Freshman Award*
  • Outstanding Sophomore Award*
  • Outstanding Junior Award*
  • Rupert Latture Memorial Award (Outstanding New Student Organization)
  • Student Recreation Outstanding Student Member Award
  • Top 10 Senior Award*
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

Organization/Team Awards

  • Club Sports Team Achievement Award 
  • Creativity Award (Organization)
  • Diversity Award (Organization)*
  • Exceptional Civic Engagement Award (Organization)
  • Intramural Sports Team Achievement Award

*Requires a Letter of Recommendation

All applicants & nominators will receive an electronic invitation to the LIFE Awards taking place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

First finalist for VP in international education post to visit Wednesday

R. Lizzie Wahab, the first finalist for the position of Vice President for International Education and Global Affairs will be on campus on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

She has served in higher education leadership for more than 10 years, most recently as associate vice president of enrollment management and international program development and marketing at the University of New Haven. Download her CV.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to meet and listen to Wahab at her open forum from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in Leigh Hall 414.

The vice president is one of three professionals being hired as part of a substantial expansion and commitment to international programming and education.

Dining Services hours today

With classes cancelled today, Feb. 21, in observance of President’s Day, Dining Services will have reduced hours of operation. The schedule for the day is available online.

Culinary Artists Club competes in Medina ice carving competition

Hartel and Constable with “Parisian Love” ice sculpture

The Culinary Artists Club in the College of Applied Science and Technology competed in the 23rd annual Medina Ice Festival Feb. 18-19.

Carvers Brandon Hartel, Crystal Constable and Nicole Heilman competed in the individual single block freestyle event against many University of Akron alumni carvers, as well as professional carvers from as far away as Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan and New York.

Hartel placed fourth out of 14 professional ice carvers in the individual single-block challenge with a score of 69.1, barely missing a bronze medal with his “parrot” carving. The carvers fought February’s unusual warm weather and stiff competition entering Saturday’s 3-block team piece event. Culinary Artist Club team members Hannah Hall and Heilman completed their “jack in the box” carving with a score of 63.3 and placed sixth out of 10 teams, while Hartel and Constable, pictured above, scored 60.4 with their team piece — “Parisian Love.”

Another highlight of the event came on Friday afternoon when Shanice Dunning, a reporter with Cleveland  television station WOIO, stopped by to interview the UA carvers for a story featured on the news that evening.

In January, the UA Ice Carving Team came away with an overall score that placed it as one of the top four college ice carving teams in the nation at a national competition in Frankenmuth, Mich.

A Different World

This event is created to showcase the different eras of Black culture through the eyes of significant individuals who made a difference within our culture. This will be shown through clothing and visual representation.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 22
  • Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Location: Student Union 335
  • Sponsors: Black Students United

In Living Color

This event takes you on a passport through the African Diaspora. Showcasing the different cultures within the Black community.

  • Date: Thursday, February 23rd
  • Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
  • Location: Student Union Ballrooms A&B
  • Sponsor: Black Excellence Commission 

Dining Services to host Black History Month Lunch is Thursday

Join us for lunch as Dining Services celebrates Black History on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Rob’s Café.  Lunch will feature menus created by Rob’s Café employees. They have submitted their recipes and biographies, which will be highlighted throughout the dining room for this event. Admission: One swipe or $8.75.

The Black History Month Lunch menu includes Southern seasoned baked chicken, homebaked macaroni and cheese, giblet dressing, collards and cabbage, fried corn, smothered pork chops, candied yams, mustard and turnip greens, peas, William’s open-faced andouille sandwich, fried okra, egg salad bacon, lettuce and tomato on rye, chicken and dumplings, fried bologna barbecue sandwich, baby back pork ribs, meaty barbecue baked beans, hot water corn bread, coleslaw,  double chocolate cup cakes, banana pudding, sweet potato pie,  peach cobbler and sweet peach iced tea.

Sushic Sushi celebration on Thursday

On Thursday, Feb. 23, Dining Services will celebrate the addition of Sushic Sushi to Union Market in the Student Union. This special event will include a sushi 101 class, sushi eating contest, bike giveaway and free samples. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

The celebration will take place in the Student Union Piano Lounge from 11 a.m. to noon.

For more information, contact Heather Piper, marketing manager at piper-heather@aramark.com or ext. 8863.

New menu at Climbing Rock Cafe

The Climbing Rock Café, located in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, has expanded its menu to include healthier-for-you options, including five flat breads and wraps made with whole wheat breads packed with lean proteins and fresh ingredients.

Also new to the menu are specialty coffee selections. In partnership with local coffee roaster Crimson Cup, the Climbing Rock Café now serves a variety of frozen lattes, ice coffees and cold brews. You can view the menu online.

The Climbing Rock Café accepts all forms of payment, including Dining Dollars and Meal Exchange. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Roo Express Service Announcement:

Chapel Hill Route

During the 2017 spring semester, the Roo Express will run a shuttle to Chapel Hill Mall. The route will run every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be one bus on this route and it will take about 50 minutes round trip.

The Chapel Hill Route stops at the Student Union, along the plaza north of Howe Avenue at Chapel Hill Mall and along the plaza south of Howe Avenue. The shuttle will operate on these remaining dates during the spring semester: March 4th, March 18th, April 1st, April 15th, and April 29th.

You will be able view the location of the Roo Express on DoubleMap.

Parking updates through February 27

  • Lot 2 and Lot 4, at the JAR Arena, will be closed on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, through the conclusion of the women’s home basketball game that evening. All vehicles must vacate the posted area by 11:00 PM, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, or face towing at owners' expense. Alternate parking will be available in Lot 1, Lot 9, and Lot 10.
  • Lot 8 and Lot 13 will have limited parking on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, due to the women’s home basketball game. Alternate parking will be available in Lot 1, Lot 9, and Lot 10.
  • Lot 6, the lot at InfoCision Stadium, will be partially reserved Thursday, February 23, 2017. Alternate parking is available in Lot 8, Lot 9, and Lot 10.
  • Lot 70 South, Quaker Square, will have limited parking on Friday February 24, 2017. Please observe signs and marked cones in the lot. Alternate parking is available in Lot 70 North, and Lot 71.
  • Lot 18, right outside the Student Union, will be closed on Monday, February 27, 2017. Alternate parking is available in Lot 34, Lot 36, and Lot 39.

Ash Wednesday Mass on Campus

RooCatholic will sponsor an Ash Wednesday Mass on March 1 at 5:30 pm in Student Union Ballroom A/B. Please join us for Mass and a dinner of pizza after. We hope to see you there!

RooCatholic is a young adult faith community here at UA. If you are interested in learning more, email us at akron@roocatholic.com.


Contact: Katie Brumbaugh, akron@roocatholic.com

Men’s Choral Festival

Men’s Choral Festival is Friday, February 24, at 7 p.m. at Guzzetta Recital Hall. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-972-8301 or email concerts@uakron.edu.

It's not too late to go Greek and become a Founding member of Delta Zeta!

The women of Delta Zeta want to meet you and show you our Truly Amazing sisterhood. Come learn s'more about Delta Zeta and how you can leave your legacy at The University of Akron! We will be having an info session along with some time to get to know our women.

Date: February 28th
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: Student Union Room 308
Contact: Amanda Hallisy, akrondzvpmembership@gmail.com

Donations Needed for Akron Refugee Community

Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) will be holding a donation drive for supplies that will benefit the refugee community in Akron. All donations will be given to the International Institute of Akron. Items needed are:

  • canned/nonperishable foods
  • gently used clothing
  • toiletries
  • blankets/towels
  • plates/cups/silverware
  • work boots
  • cleaning supplies/laundry detergent

If you would like to donate, we will have a table on the second floor of the Student Union from 11am-1pm throughout the month of February. Donation boxes will also be in the residence halls. 

If you have any questions, please contect Danijela Lonco: dl53@zips.uakron.edu.

UADC Placement Auditions

The University of Akron Dance Program will be holding Placement Auditions on March 18 from 10 am-12:30 pm in Guzzetta Hall.

Placement Auditions will include ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap. Students and parents are invited to meet with admissions staff and dance faculty after auditions to learn more about the University and Dance Program. A tour of campus will be offered as well.

To register for Placement Auditions, please email or call Frances Donatelli at fjd@uakron.edu, 330-972-7948. For more information, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheArtsStartHere. 

UADC Matinee Outreach Performance

The University of Akron Dance Company (UADC) will be presenting a Matinee Outreach performance of their Spring 2017 Concert for Akron Schools on Thursday, April 13, at 10 am at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

Students (grades 3-8) are invited to a free matinee to experience the joy of movement by viewing a variety of dance styles. These will include 19th century minstrelsy, ballet, modern dance, and hip-hop. Students will also experience the work of guest choreographer, Leslie Dworkin. Works choreographed by UA dance faculty, Robin Prichard, Kara Stewart, Tom Smith, and Cydney Spohn will also be performed.


Contact: Elle Dutton, administration.arts@gmail.com

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