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President Wilson hits a new note

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

December 5, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

This Saturday, Dec. 10, University of Akron President Matthew Wilson will be playing tuba for the first time ever in Akron’s 37th annual TubaChristmas at E.J. Thomas Hall. Performances are at 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and a... Read more »

Patrons encouraged to “Interface” with art exhibit

By Keli Geers, kmg181@zips.uakron.edu

December 1, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Saturday, Dec. 3 marks the opening of Myers School of Art senior Nathan Prebonick’s exhibition, “Interface.” The exhibition is Prebonick’s senior exhibition and serves as his final requirement needed to graduate with a bache... Read more »

ZPN joins forces with Zips For St. Jude for Slime Event

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

December 1, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) is joining forces with Zips for St. Jude to host a Slime Event. All proceeds are being donated to St. Jude’s Research Hospital. The event is rather simple. Students,... Read more »

Senior Week

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

December 1, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

As the semester comes to an end, it’s time for the winter class of 2016 to start planning for what lies beyond The University of Akron. But before they turn their tassels from right to left, the University is throwing a week... Read more »

Matt Corey Comes to Akron

Matt Corey Comes to Akron

November 30, 2016

The faces of hunger: part two

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 29, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

University of Akron graduate student Valerie Ziemba has made it her mission to combat the stigma connected to hunger and raise awareness about students experiencing food insecurity. She is looking for support from students, facu... Read more »

End-of-semester relaxation at ZPN events

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 29, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

The University of Akron’s Zips Programming Network (ZPN), which is a student organization that brings regularly-occurring educational and entertaining programs right here to campus, is lining up some end of-semester events ... Read more »

Rocky Horror in the Union

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

November 22, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

“ASSHOLE! SLUT!” the audience yelled at the illuminated theater screen inside the Student Union Theatre on Saturday night as The Rocky Horror Picture Show played. In it’s strange, extra-terrestrially familiarity, Rocky Horror... Read more »

The faces of hunger: part one

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 22, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

For many students attending The University of Akron, Thanksgiving break is a chance to spend time with family and enjoy an abundance of food. Unfortunately, some students see it as just another day spent wondering where their... Read more »

Guided Meditation

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 16, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Stressed at school? Looking for a free way on campus to relieve some anxiety? Or maybe you’re just trying to find a nice environment in which to relax. The American Chemical Society (ACS) has you covered. The UA student... Read more »

Clubs to look out for

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 16, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

The Guitar Club The purpose of The University of Akron Guitar Club is to provide funds to bring prominent guest artists to campus for performances and masterclasses. The club wants to foster and encourage appreciation of hi... Read more »

Tunes at Noon today

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 16, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

The University of Akron is observing International Student Week today in the Student Union Piano Lounge. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tunes at Noon, hosted by the Zips Programming Network (ZPN), will serve to highlight the many int... Read more »

Culture Fest

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 14, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

The University of Akron’s Office of International Programs is hosting a Culture Fest this Friday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Student Union Ballrooms and is open to all students. St... Read more »

Giving Tuesday

November 14, 2016

Students transcribe 400-year-old manuscript

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 9, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Yesterday, as part of an international transcribing event, about a dozen volunteers from The University of Akron worked to transcribe a 17th-century handwritten recipe manuscript and, in so doing, make it a typed-out, computer-e... Read more »

Clubs to watch out for (11-10-16)

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 9, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

HAkron HAkron is a student organization that aims at connecting people with an interest in computer science and programming. Check out our article on the group from Oct. 19, 2016 called “HAkron dominates hackathon.” ... Read more »

Second week of ‘The American Play’

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 9, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life, Theater

This November the UA Theatre Arts main stage production is “The America Play,” written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Jimmie Woody. The next performances take place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 and at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10-12 ... Read more »

Relax at Wag Time

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Disabilities Awareness Week, the annual event meant to inform and educate about the various issues faced by those with disabilities, as well as help create a campus that is inclusive to everyone, has come to an end. To top ... Read more »

PRSSA visits Eaton

By George Dunlap, gpd4@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

On Friday, Nov. 4, UA’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) visited the Eaton Corporation in Eaton, Ohio for PRSA Student Day. This event gave members of PRSSA the opportunity to understand the l... Read more »

Feature: An experience at the Etiquette Dinner

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Last Wednesday I, and many other students and alumni, attended Career Service’s Etiquette Dinner in the Student Union Ballroom. For only $5, registered guests received professional headshots for use with services such as Linke... Read more »

UA women in Greek Life join Circle of Sisterhood

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

With the time to give coming just around the corner, it felt needed to discuss a group of Greek Life women from different chapters on campus devoting their time to a philanthropy called Circle of Sisterhood. The week of Nov... Read more »

Day of the Dead at UA

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Yesterday, UA’s faculty-led Mesa Hispana set up a table in the Student Union yesterday to share with students the culture around “The Day of the Dead.” On Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, this Mexican holiday is held in honor for ... Read more »

Clubs to look out for

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Electronics Club Electronics Club is designed to inspire undergraduate students to develop their electrical creativity and abilities. Combined with greater Akron, Canton, and Cleveland companies, students can become energiz... Read more »

Red-tailed hawk spotted on campus

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Onlookers gathered near the ramped entrance to the Rec Center last Wednesday afternoon to witness the mesmerizing spectacle of a hawk capturing a freshly caught gray squirrel. The magnificent avian raptor, a fully grown female re... Read more »

Seventh collage at EJ

October 31, 2016

Ski club looks to Colorado slopes

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

The University of Akron Ski and Snowboarding club will travel to Winter Park, Colorado this November to spend four days riding the slopes. Any UA student is welcome to attend. The club invites students from other universitie... Read more »

Clubs To Watch Out For (10-27-16)

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

October 26, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Ballroom Dance Club This group of students comes together to learn, practice, and teach different types of ballroom dancing for both fun and preparing for competition. This club is focused on teaching the basic steps of each da... Read more »

ZPN Hosts Trunk or Treat

By George Dunlap, gpd4@zips.uakron.edu

October 26, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

On Thursday, Oct.  27, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) will be hosting an event called “Trunk or Treat” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Leggett Elementary School by Allen and Thornton Street in Akron, Ohio. ZPN invites ... Read more »

‘Voice’ winner performs at union

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life, Music

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, former “The Voice” season one winner (2011) Javier Colon performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). Colon started ... Read more »

Zips take on Halloweekend at Ceder Point

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

On Saturday, Oct. 15,  the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) put on a special event for University of Akron students: a free bus trip to the Ohio amusement park Cedar Point with free admission to all the activities and rides. ... Read more »

Compete in local shark tank for $10,000

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

On Nov. 17, three local entrepreneurs will compete for up to $10,000 in business startup investments as part of FUEL, a new competition promoted to students by the EXL Center. FUEL is a shark tank competition created by The Bit Factory, a l... Read more »

Let the Rec make you fit

Let the Rec make you fit

October 17, 2016

Phi Gamma Delta parties with puppies

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

On Friday, Oct. 28, 261 Spicer Street will be an animal house. Here, just behind the Student Wellness and Recreation Center, is where the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta will celebrate “The Puppy Party” to raise awareness ab... Read more »

Aspiring metalsmith exhibits work

By Keli Geers, kmg181@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Last week, the Zeber-Martell Gallery in downtown Akron exhibited the work of University of Akron senior Jaclyn Hale. Hale, who is pursuing a bachelor’s in metalsmithing at the Myers School of Art, spent over a year preparin... Read more »

Disability Awareness Week

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

This year at UA, Oct. 31 won’t just be a day to wear costumes and eat candy.  Halloween kicks off “Disabilities Awareness Week.” This event is organized by the Office of Accessibility (OA) and highlights its mission to n... Read more »

Open mic night kicks off homecoming week

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

In honor of the 2016 Homecoming week, an open mic night was held at the Student Union Starbucks on Monday evening. Any student could sign up before the event to perform in front of the audience. Between performances, the au... Read more »

Comedian roasts students

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

The University of Akron welcomed American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and comedy singer Chris D'elia at EJ Thomason Hall on Tuesday night. D’elia is known for playing Alex Miller on the NBC sitcom Whitney, and for th... Read more »

Two Children’s Hospital employees go the extra mile

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

September 26, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Akron Children’s Hospital nurses CJ and Karah Novince of Wadsworth, Ohio joined 13,000 runners in the annual Akron Marathon this weekend to support both the hospital and the children they work with every day. This year... Read more »

Love and Learn Doll Project

By Michelle Kreidler, msk61@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life, Lifestyles

This past Saturday, Sept. 17, a special social welfare session was held at the Firestone Park Baptist Church to support the “Love and Learn Doll Project,” which is a program in Akron Public Schools’ “Project RISE.” ... Read more »

UofA celebrates Diversity

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life, Lifestyles

Students all over campus came together yesterday for Diversity Fest at the Student Union Piano Lounge to learn about student organization on campus that promote diversity. This event allows each club to educate students on who... Read more »

“Handshake” Your Way Into A Career

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Handshake, a job posting board in its third year at universities around the country, has replaced UA’s Career Link/College Central Network — which had over 5,800 participating employers. The new job board will, over time, ... Read more »

Helping students stay in touch with their families

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

The University of Akron held a family weekend on Saturday and Sunday to help students stay close to their families. Family weekend was a great opportunity for any family member to visit the University and spend time with thei... Read more »

Find Dory in Coleman Common

Find Dory in Coleman Common

September 19, 2016

Amanda Shires at Musica

Amanda Shires at Musica

September 19, 2016

Let UA take you abroad

Let UA take you abroad

September 15, 2016

Civic Theatre discounts tickets for students

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

September 15, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Oops! The printed version of this article has an unfinished headline, reading "Akron Civic headline."  The Akron Civic Theater will be giving discounted tickets to University of Akron students for the upcoming Akron Music Ar... Read more »

Clubs to watch out for 9-15-16

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

September 15, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Akronauts Rocket Design Team This club is a high-powered, sub-sonic group. The team designs, innovated, builds, and even launches experimental sounding rockets. Its most recent project was a rocket called “Project Daedal... Read more »

ZPN hosts late night bingo

ZPN hosts late night bingo

September 12, 2016

Clubs to watch out for on campus

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

September 7, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

AK Bhangra This is a student-run organization on campus which aims to express the Punjabi (Indian) culture through a well-known dance: Bhangra. The club mixes traditional Punjabi dance moves with modern hip-hop. The team’s go... Read more »

Touchdown Music Fest

Touchdown Music Fest

September 7, 2016

SpringFest 2016

May 4, 2016

Graphic design seniors showcase work

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

May 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

Last Friday, University of Akron senior graphic design students showcased their final portfolios at the The Myer’s Touch Exhibition in Folk Hall. The show consisted of two parts. From 4:30 p.m. until  6 p.m., professional employers... Read more »

Hawaiian Festival to end semester

By Johanna Barnowski, Writer

May 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Some University of Akron students decided to end their semester with tiki torches, hula skirts, and a giant beach ball. These students attended the Zips Programming Network’s (ZPN) Hawaiian Festival in the Student Union on... Read more »

Tarantino’s revival weekend

By Preston Davis, Writer

April 25, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

The past week of the Zips Programming Network’s (ZPN) movie series featured two films from director Quentin Tarantino. Following its normal procedure of screening recently released films, ZPN aired “The Hateful Eight” and... Read more »

A rockin’ Earth Day

A rockin’ Earth Day

April 25, 2016

Suicide prevention walk

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

April 25, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Each year 42,773 Americans commit suicide. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) website. To help spread awareness, hundreds of Akronites walked... Read more »

Major change

Major change

April 20, 2016

CBA International Day connects students

By Johanna Barnowski, Writer

April 18, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

To learn more about different cultures, the College of Business Administration (CBA) held its annual International Day on April 13. Hosted by the CBA Graduate Cross Cultural Committee, International Day is an event where students... Read more »

Love shouldn’t hurt

Love shouldn’t hurt

April 13, 2016

Everybody dance now

Everybody dance now

April 13, 2016

An alternative way to de-stress

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

March 30, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Being a college student can be stressful, and managing the stress can be a challenge. Eric W. Hayden, part of The University of Akron’s Counseling Center, gave a lecture on biofeedback training to help reduce stress on March... Read more »

Jewelry from Japan

Jewelry from Japan

March 28, 2016

Behind the hijab

Behind the hijab

March 14, 2016

Akron’s Got Talent

Akron’s Got Talent

March 14, 2016

The power of Yoga

The power of Yoga

March 9, 2016

Springing into service

By Erica Cantrell

March 7, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Many students spend their spring break watching Netflix or catching up on all the sleep they sacrificed to study. This semester, however, a group of students has decided to be more generous with their free time. Every spring... Read more »

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