Fair helps students get involved on campus

By Paula Ramsey, News Writer

The spring involvement fair transformed the Student Union into a hub of extracurricular opportunity last Thursday, March 5.


UA holds four involvement fairs a year to promote organizations’ upcoming activities that are occurring on campus within the semester.


“This allows student members of organizations, as well as organizations as a whole, to market their groups and get their names out there,” said Kalyn Jorgensen, graduate assistant of SOuRCe. “The student union is a big traffic area, so as people are getting lunch, it’s an easy way for them to stop by, and learn about how to get involved on campus.”

Last week’s organizations ranged from all different areas of interest; among these groups were The Zips Programming Network and The Akron Dance Marathon.

The Zips Programming Network, or ZPN, is a student organization that plans fun and educational events around campus that enhance student involvement. Upcoming events include “Akron’s Got Talent” on March 13 and “Throwback Thursday” on April 2.

On Friday, April 17, the Dance Marathon at UA will hold a 24-hour dance event to raise funds for the children and families at Akron Children’s Hospital, who participants are given the opportunity to meet.


Participants can create teams, and will receive t-shirts and food at no additional cost. Aside from dancing, there will also be games and other entertainment. For more information, visit <www.dancemarathonakron.org>.

These are examples of the many student organizations available on campus. To learn about more, students can contact SOuRCe. Its office is on the first floor of the Union.