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President Wilson hits a new note

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

December 5

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...

Culture Fest

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 14

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...

Giving Tuesday

November 14

Students transcribe 400-year-old manuscript

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 9

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...

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

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 9

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.” ...

Second week of ‘The American Play’

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 9

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 ...

Relax at Wag Time

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 7

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 ...

PRSSA visits Eaton

By George Dunlap, gpd4@zips.uakron.edu

November 7

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...

Feature: An experience at the Etiquette Dinner

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 7

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...

Red-tailed hawk spotted on campus

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 31

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...

Ski club looks to Colorado slopes

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 31

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...

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

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

October 26

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...

ZPN Hosts Trunk or Treat

By George Dunlap, gpd4@zips.uakron.edu

October 26

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 ...

‘Voice’ winner performs at union

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

October 19

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 ...

Zips take on Halloweekend at Ceder Point

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 19

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. ...

Phi Gamma Delta parties with puppies

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 12

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...

Aspiring metalsmith exhibits work

By Keli Geers, kmg181@zips.uakron.edu

October 12

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...

Disability Awareness Week

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 10

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...

Open mic night kicks off homecoming week

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 5

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...

Comedian roasts students

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 5

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...

MSNBC speaker confronts race

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 15

Filed under News

Racial injustice has been an ongoing problem for centuries. Melissa Harris-Perry confronted the issues regarding race at E.J. Thomas Hall on April 12, which ended in a standing ovation.  Harris-Perry has a Ph.D. in political science,...

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