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Best posts from #LoveUAkron campaign
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Springboard to be updated July 25
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Parking Updates Through July 29
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Baja team returns triumphant
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Best posts from #LoveUAkron campaign July 22
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LoveUAkron post

The #LoveUAkron campaign has prompted many students, community members and others to express their affection for the University using #LoveUAkron. We've compiled some of the best posts on Storify. See the collection.

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Share your ideas with our interim president July 22
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Interim President Matthew WilsonOn July 18, Interim President Matthew Wilson sent an Invitation to Engage to our campus community, asking us to share our input and concrete ideas on how we can address our most immediate concerns.

The topics are:

  • recruiting and retention strategies
  • revenue generating ideas
  • cost savings measures
  • shared governance enhancements
  • communications improvement

Multiple submissions are welcome. Share your ideas by visiting https://akron.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4VIBflRKHt5rJBP

Your direct input will be forwarded to the tiger team of 20 campus representatives to consider for possible inclusion in its recommendations for actions that will move UA forward.

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Springboard to be updated July 25 July 25
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Springboard will be updated to the latest version, v.10.6, on Monday, July 25, beginning at 12:15 a.m. Springboard will be unavailable for eight to 10 hours while it is being upgraded. Version 10.6 brings a new design and a number of new features to Springboard.

On Monday you will notice a new logo, updated colors and some new tools names. A video describing all the changes and additional resources will be made available on the Springboard 10.6 Upgrade website and the Design and Development Services blog in the coming weeks

If you are taking summer classes, make sure you have everything you need to work outside of Springboard for at least the morning of July 25 while the upgrade is running. 

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Parking Updates Through July 29 July 20 - July 29
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Lot 26, the North Campus Parking Deck, will close Saturday evening, July 23, for the Superfly event. Alternative parking will be available in Lot 27.
Lot 36, Lot 37, and Lot 39, will have increased traffic on Friday, July 29th due to the Summer Visit Day event. Alternative parking will be available in Lot 26.


Location: Parking & Transportation Services

Contact Information:
Parking and Transportation Services
parking@uakron.edu
330-972-6979
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Baja team returns triumphant July 22
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Zips Baja Team members with vehicle

The Zips Baja Team took home its first trophy in 12 years at the last international competition of the season in Rochester, N.Y, in mid-June. The team placed third in the highlight event — the four-hour endurance race.

One of the College of Engineering design teams, the Zips Baja Team had one of its most consistent seasons to date. It placed 16th, 16th and 17th overall out of approximately 90 teams at competitions in Tennessee, California and New York. “We are on the cusp of breaking into the top tier of teams,” says Tyler Elfers, drivetrain lead.

Zips Baja members are students looking for a hands-on outlet to better themselves as engineers and they enjoy the comradery that comes with involvement on the team. “Baja is where friends turn into family as we build a car from the ground up,” says Melissa Ferdak, safety lead.

The team was very consistent in the dynamic events and is learning the ropes in the static events. “We are all excited to continue work together this next year and improve those scores,” adds Elizabeth Clifford, brake lead. “We received some great feedback from judges and are excited to be back representing The University of Akron in the light it deserves.”

“I am very proud of what the team accomplished this past year,” notes advisor Dr. Dan Deckler, a professor of mechanical engineering at Wayne College. “They overcame significant challenges at each of the competitions, working hard and well together in crisis situations to ensure that the vehicle completed all three endurance events. This is very difficult to accomplish in Baja. They are a remarkable group of young men and women with bright futures.”

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Personal Counseling Services Available July 15 - Aug. 26
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As we hear about national and international events that may cause us some distress or concern, please know that free, confidential personal counseling is available for students this summer at the Counseling and Testing Center.

Call ext. 7082 or go to Simmons Hall 306 to schedule an appointment. For additional information, visit the Counseling and Testing Center online.



Location: Simmons Hall 306
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Get Involved! Freshmen Service Project! Aug. 26
8:30 am - 11:00 am
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Are you looking to get involved and meet new people? Start the semester off on the right note with a service project for incoming freshmen students!

We will be volunteering with Nazareth Housing Development Corporation, a local organization that provides housing for low and moderate income families in Summit County. Projects include painting, cleaning and repairs to the house.

Transportation will be provided with a UA Roo Shuttle. All students can meet in the Student Union Commuter Lounge at 8:30 a.m. on the first floor on the Student Union. Snacks will be provided. Click the link below to sign up today!!


Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Dina Daltorio
serve@uakron.edu
330-972-3923


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How to Get Your Information In Zipmail
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The University of Akron's Zipmail is a compilation of University announcements for University students, sent each Friday unless circumstances require otherwise. The deadline for submissions to be considered by the University is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Zipmail is a University of Akron communication vehicle established for the benefit of The University of Akron to communicate with its students. Items will be accepted for publication only when the University is directly involved in the activity through participation, sponsorship, or partnership with one of its recognized organizations, colleges or departments. The University reserves the right to edit or to refuse to run any submission for any reason. Zipmail is not, nor is it intended to be, a public forum or a limited public forum. Questions about the implementation of this policy may be directed to zipmail@uakron.edu.

Items to be considered for inclusion in Zipmail should be sent through the Zipmail Event Submission Form. Due to the volume of submissions received, items will not run more than one time.

Questions about specific announcements should be made to the contact person/department/organization listed in the announcement.Your event will automatically be forwarded to the University's online calendar. The Zipmail Coordinator can be reached at x2837.
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