The Buchtelite

A Moment, Please
Naomi Boyer, oil painting.
Lost & Gained
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief • May 28, 2021

March 10, 2020 was a day filled with disbelief and confusion. The rumor mill was rife with speculation at UA’s Myers School of Art of an eminent shut down because of the coronavirus(COVID-19). While a pandemic wasn’t unprecedented, it certainly wasn’t anything I thought I would actually live through or be affected by. This feeling was echoed by fellow graphic design major Kohl Spieker.   Spieker...

A Word From President Miller:
A Word From President Miller:
By President Gary L. Miller May 28, 2021

While 2020 was a year of hardship, it was also, for those of us at The University of Akron, a year of hope. What I have seen over the past year from our students, faculty and staff has given me tremendous confidence about our future.  One evening last October, my wife, Georgia, and I stood on the lawn of Buchtel Hall and led a toast to commemorate the 150th anniversary of this beloved institution....

A Faculty Perspective: So Much Change
By Linda Marie Saliga, Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Senate Chair • May 28, 2021

As I think back to the beginning of the pandemic, I marvel at just how naïve I can be. Anyone who knows me well knows that I do not follow the news closely and have no social media accounts. I like to avoid the stress it can bring and focus on my students, friends, and family. I read headlines and will watch brief segments of news reports so I did know that a new virus had been discovered in China...

UA Faculty Shifts to Online Education in Innovative Ways due to COVID-19
UA Faculty Shifts to Online Education in Innovative Ways due to COVID-19
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor • April 5, 2021

The pandemic has abruptly changed the lives of both students and faculty here at The University of Akron. After writing an article last fall about how students were feeling about the transition to online learning, I wanted to give the faculty a chance to showcase how they have innovated within the shift.   Daniela Jauk Ph.D., a second-year Assistant Professor in the Departments of Sociology and...

UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’
UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief • April 4, 2021

COVID-19 has created challenges for the 31 graduating graphic design students at The University of Akron (UA). Despite those challenges, the class of 2021 came together to create a showcase for their joint portfolio. Opening on April 5., the show is held in the Emily Davis Gallery and contains a collection of work that varies from each student and is a summation of four intense years of study.  "Unmuted”...

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A Moment, Please
Naomi Boyer, oil painting.
Lost & Gained
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief • May 28, 2021

March 10, 2020 was a day filled with disbelief and confusion. The rumor mill was rife with speculation at UA’s Myers School of Art of an eminent shut down because of the coronavirus(COVID-19). While...

UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’
UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief • April 4, 2021

COVID-19 has created challenges for the 31 graduating graphic design students at The University of Akron (UA). Despite those challenges, the class of 2021 came together to create a showcase for their joint...

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Many members of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team broke pool records during the 2020 Mid-American Conference championship.
Women’s Swimming, Diving Wins Seventh Consecutive MAC Title
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2020

The University of Akron Women’s Swimming and Diving team, ranked No. 25 in the nation, won its seventh consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship title on Feb. 29. This year, the Zips...

The Akron Vulcans defeated Cadence on Feb. 22 with a final score of seven to four.
Akron Vulcans Futsal Offers Fast-Paced, Exciting Entertainment
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2020

Looking for a new sport to follow with a local team and affordable ticket prices? Look no further, as the Akron Vulcans Futsal team, an affiliation of the FIFA National Futsal Premier League (NFPL),...

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A Moment, Please
Naomi Boyer, oil painting.
Lost & Gained
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief • May 28, 2021

March 10, 2020 was a day filled with disbelief and confusion. The rumor mill was rife with speculation at UA’s Myers School of Art of an eminent shut down because of the coronavirus(COVID-19). While...

A Word From President Miller:
A Word From President Miller:
By President Gary L. Miller May 28, 2021

While 2020 was a year of hardship, it was also, for those of us at The University of Akron, a year of hope. What I have seen over the past year from our students, faculty and staff has given me tremendous...

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