Finals preparations

By Sofia Syed , Arts & Life Editor

April 30, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

It’s that stressful time of the semester again where students are pulling all-nighters and cramming for finals. The Union and the University Libraries are helping students alleviate their stress by giving them a series of... Read more »

UA’s school of music presents Woodwind Night

By Elizabeth Zumbach , Arts & Life Writer

April 22, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music

Classical meets contemporary at UA’s School of Music’s Woodwind Night. Woodwind Night is a vast series of ensemble performances from students ranging from freshmen to seniors across the evening’s eight expertly-played... Read more »

Sexual Assault Awareness Month clothing drive

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

April 20, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

When their clothes are taken for evidence, sexual assault victims could use a new outfit. A clothing drive for victims of sexual assault, a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Volunteer Week, collected donations... Read more »

UA strives for success

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 15, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Among the many surveys given to students at the end of the school year, one stands out. It is a national survey that aims to assess students’ undergraduate experience. Lee Gill, associate vice president for Inclusion and... Read more »

Hower House holds artisan fair

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer

April 13, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

The Hower House Museum presented the Artisan Fair, which featured numerous vendors, many of whom are native to the Akron and Northeast Ohio area. The fair sold a wide range of artisan products including chocolates, jewelry,... Read more »

$500 award to be given for cultural criticism

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

April 8, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Students are invited to enter The Ben Auburn Award in Cultural Criticism, an annual competition that recognizes students’ work and reviews of cultural criticism. The Honors College is hosting this award, and are requesting... Read more »

UA professor receives grant for Alzheimer’s research

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , Writer

March 31, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

A university professor has been granted $100,000 to continue his critical research on Alzheimer’s and other nerve diseases. Jie Zheng, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at The University of Akron,... Read more »

Recent scams affecting students – What to watch out for in ads

By Sara Syed, Writer

March 31, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

In the past few months, there have been numerous reports of students falling victim to dishonest schemes that could possibly leave students in thousands of dollars in debt. These dishonest schemes, or scams, can victimize unsuspecting... Read more »

Art professor displays innovative projects

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Arts & Life Writer

March 31, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

The University of Akron’s assistant professor of Graphic Design and Interactive Media, Markus Vogl, presented his most recent work during a lunchtime lecture in Folk Hall on Friday, March 20. Vogl and his colleague, Margarita... Read more »

Sleep for grades

Sleep for grades

March 18, 2015

Giving back during break

By Francis Schmidt, Arts & Life Writer

March 18, 2015

Filed under Lifestyles

Serve Akron is giving students the opportunity to go out for spring break and enjoy some warm weather destinations while doing good for the communities they visit. It's a program called “Alternative Spring Break,” and along... Read more »

Dance Day Program

By Ian Vanek, Writer

March 16, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Dance Day was presented on Friday, March 13 by The University of Akron to attract people to join this new program. “Dance Day was started as a recruitment event and to expose members of the dance community to the UA Dance... Read more »

Etiquette matters

Etiquette matters

March 16, 2015

Shatter the stress

Shatter the stress

March 12, 2015

Families enjoy SRWC facilities

By Marissa Gross, Arts & Life Writer

March 9, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

On Friday, March 6 ZPN’s Adult and Family division held its annual Family Night at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. This is one of its most popular events, put together by current Adult and Family Chair, Logan Hershberger.... Read more »

Social media: another window to climb into

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under Housing Guide, Lifestyles

Social media use is growing every day, and with it comes a new tool for potential burglars. Around 78 percent of former burglars use Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare to find empty houses, according to a study from Credit Sesame... Read more »

Ultimate roommate guide

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under Housing Guide, Lifestyles, Showcase

Most people who attend college end up living with one or many roommates. Sometimes you don’t have the luxury of picking a roommate; however, if a choice is available, there are qualities you can look for in a roommate that make... Read more »

Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

March 2, 2015

UA challenges students to encourage themselves and others

By Francis Schmidt, Writer

February 25, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

It’s may be tough to brave the cold winter of Ohio without getting a little discouraged every once in a while. People may sometimes feel like staying inside, but according to Dr. Sarah Adams, a little bit of encouragement can... Read more »

New fraternity house under construction

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 24, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Tau Kappa Epsilon is currently rebuilding their fraternity house on 465 Carroll St. They are planning for it to be completed by June. Their former house, located at 116 Fir Hill, was demolished last spring because the 100-year-old... Read more »

Fraternal colony on campus

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 24, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Phi Sigma Kappa is currently revamping their fraternity after their chapter was removed from UA’s campus. Starting with all new members, they are trying to gain new recruits and show they have improved. Phi Sig is on probation... Read more »

Assessments to improve learning

By Jennifer Ramolt, jlr208@zips.uakron.edu

February 18, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

UA’s library faculty are hard at work making sure that students are learning the best way that they can. On Tuesday, Feb. 17 the Institute for Teaching and Learning hosted one of many seminars to educate students on the Documenting... Read more »

Award to be given to UA community

By Courtney Powell, Arts & Life Writer

February 18, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

The Life Awards are held annually to honor faculty, students, and student organizations that embody the LIFE values: legacy, integrity, fellowship, and excellence. There are 28 individual awards that anyone on campus can apply... Read more »

I-Corps to help realize new ideas

By Marissa Gross , Arts & Life Writer

February 9, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Since the fall of 2013, UA has been participating in the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps), designed to aid young, aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs in bringing their concepts to life. UA... Read more »

Couples resolve conflicts in time for Valentines Day

By Courtney Powell , Arts & Life Writer

February 9, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

  Valentines Day is just around the corner, and the Clinic of Individual and Family Counseling is putting on a couples retreat. “Lack of communication is the number one reason that couples cannot flourish... Read more »

Community obligation to report sexual harassment

By Jenna Ramolt , Arts & Life Writer

February 4, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Sexual harassment is a rising epidemic on college campuses across the country, and brings with it an important discussion. As defined by The University of Akron’s student handbook, sexual harassment is any form of sexual... Read more »

Rethinking fraternity life

By Sofia Syed , Arts & Life Writer

February 2, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

For many people, the term “frat” brings images of drunken, reckless parties and dangerous hazing to mind. The UA chapter of Theta Chi is dedicated to changing that image. “The term ‘frat’ is actually considered derogatory,”... Read more »

Free opportunity to learn Chinese

By Sofia Syed , Arts & Life Writer

February 2, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

  UA students now have an opportunity to learn one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, without paying a cent. The Confucius Institute is offering free Chinese classes every Wednesday in the... Read more »

Free HIV testing

By Courtney Powell , Writer

January 28, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

UA Student Health Services is partnering with The Community AIDS Network (CANAPI) to bring free HIV testing to all current students. On Feb. 4, 2015, Health Services will be giving free and confidential HIV testing from 9 a.m.... Read more »

UA professor honored for book

By Nick Jordan , Writer

January 28, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Walter L. Hixson, a history professor at UA, was recently recognized for his book “American Settler Colonialism: A History.” The book, a historical analysis of the impact of the growth of young America, was published in... Read more »

Rec offers healthy services

By Sara Syed , Writer

January 28, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

  The Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) hosts a plethora of events aimed at helping students maintain their health and wellness. This semester, they are offering nutrition services and are currently... Read more »

Day-long dance for charity

By Nicholas Summers , Copy Editor

January 26, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Dance Marathon is a new student organization that has found life on UA’s campus. This organization holds a 24-hour dance marathon once a year to help raise money and awareness for local hospitals. There are currently over... Read more »

Laughter yoga lets students relax

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer

December 3, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life

Laughter Yoga to help bring joy during a time when it is easy to feel down due to finals. This is a type of yoga that is supposed to rekindle one’s child-like spirit to laugh hysterically for no reason at all in a group of complete... Read more »

OCSS lets students compete in lighting contest

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer

December 3, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Lifestyles

Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) will be hosting a Holiday Lights Competition for students living south of Exchange Street. The competition is available to all students living in the areas bounded by Exchange Street, Sherman... Read more »

Theater department hosting auditions for “Blood Wedding”

By Dianna Lu, Arts & Life Writer

December 3, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Theater

The University of Akron is searching for cast members for their upcoming play, “Blood Wedding.” “Blood Wedding” is a tragedy by Federico Garcia Lorca, a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director. Fate, deception... Read more »

Relaxation events held for students before finals week

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-chief

December 3, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Lifestyles

The University of Akron’s student organization, Holistic Leaders and Mindful Meditation, is hosting a week-long event that offers a different type of meditation, yoga, relaxation and healing opportunity for each day during the... Read more »

USG adopted new Constitution

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

December 3, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Lifestyles

Students voted until Wednesday, Nov. 19 on whether they would adopt the revised version of the Constitution of Undergraduate Student Government. The new constitutional clause now allows students to only serve on USG for a single... Read more »

Historic mansion open for self-guided tours

By Dianna Lu, Arts & Life Writer

November 26, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life

The Hower House on Fir Hill is a piece of preserved history just off the grounds of The University of Akron. It is one of the city’s hidden gems with more than 3,500 pieces of decorative art objects. The extensive collection... Read more »

Miss Iowa 2013 visits UA

Miss Iowa 2013 visits UA

November 11, 2014

MEN hosts poetry slam

MEN hosts poetry slam

November 11, 2014

Zippy Multisport raises money in Tri-for-a-Cure

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer

November 11, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Lifestyles

On Nov. 8th and 9th, Zippy Multisport (ZMS) hosted Tri-for-a-Cure in hopes of raising funds to help children and their families suffering from cancer. Tri-for-a-Cure is a charity triathlon for Akron Children’s Blood and Cancer... Read more »

Art History Colloquium held at Folk Hall

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

November 3, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life

On Monday, Nov. 3, Myers School of Art hosted an Art History Colloquium that featured theses by Kelly Hartleib and Katherine Nikitin. Hartleib’s thesis looks at the model of French painter Edouard Manet, and the muse who... Read more »

Student Art League hosts Splatter Film Marathon

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer

November 3, 2014

Filed under Arts & Life, Movies

In honor of Halloween, The University of Akron Student Art League hosted the Splatter Film Festival on Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Myers School of Art Auditorium. The entertainment for the evening consisted of two low-budget films... Read more »

November Akron Art Walk

November Akron Art Walk

November 3, 2014

Food Day comes to Akron

Food Day comes to Akron

October 27, 2014

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