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UA Celebrates 150th Anniversary via Social Media, Socially Distanced Events

Zippy joined in on the festivities for UA’s 150th anniversary.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

October 19, 2020

The University of Akron celebrated its 150th anniversary through social media and specially planned events to meet social distancing standards on Saturday, Oct. 10. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends joined the sesquicentennial celebration in a virtual event during which a toast was mad...

Local Hiking Trails Continue as Safe, Relaxing Activity Outdoors

Waterfalls at Cuyahoga Valley National Park provide majestic scenery to hikes.

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 19, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the second in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. COVID-19 has forced people around the globe to abandon their normal activities, hobbies and workout venues, making finding a safe activity to e...

Dashiell Tools & Materials Award Available for Art Majors at UA

Senior Myers student Kayla Weinman is pictured with two pieces she created for her Intermediate Drawing class this semester, which are currently on view in the lower atrium of Folk Hall.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

October 19, 2020

Created in 1997, The Malcolm J. Dashiell scholarship fund was dedicated by Janet Dashiell Gardner in memory of her husband. Dashiell, who helped establish the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at The University of Akron, taught sculpture at UA for 17 years. The grant is available in both the Fall and Spring...

Summit Artspace Holding Fall Juried Exhibition ‘Creativity During a Crisis’

Summit Artspace is a nonprofit community arts center and art galleries for Summit County and the surrounding area.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

October 19, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit Artspace requested submissions from Myers School of Art students and alumni for the fall juried exhibition “Creativity During a Crisis”. The exhibition will be held at Summit Artspace’s, 140 E Market St. location on the second floor and will be avail...

Spin Scooters Provide Affordable, Sustainable Mode of Transportation in Akron

The Spin scooters available on campus and throughout downtown Akron are bright orange for easy finding.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

October 19, 2020

The University of Akron and the City of Akron have partnered with Spin to help provide an alternative, sustainable, low-cost mode of transportation for students and Akron residents. Spin is a dockless scooter-share company founded in 2016 in San Francisco that partners with universities and surro...

‘Filter Off’ Offers New Online Dating Method During COVID-19

This new application provides users with a unique online dating experience through virtual speed dates.

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 19, 2020

Whether you are living in the dorms or commuting to campus, meeting someone new during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t easy. During a time where one’s ability to go out is limited, meeting people and dating has made a bigger move into an online format. Since then, there has been an increased need ...

UA Announces Dates for Postponed Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony

After several months of waiting, Spring 2020 graduates finally have news regarding a commencement ceremony.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2020

Almost five months after The University of Akron postponed the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies, graduates now will have the opportunity to walk across the stage in E.J. Thomas in one of two ceremonies on Dec. 13. These two ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day for those who ea...

Career Services Hosting Virtual Career Fair for Students, Alumni

Before the pandemic, students and alumni met face-to-face with potential employers during career fairs.

By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor

September 29, 2020

The University of Akron Career Services is hosting a virtual career fair, open to all students and alumni, via Handshake from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 30, then from 2-6 p.m. on Oct 1. With all the obstacles and precautions against in-person, social interactions, many companies have turned...

Fashion Industry Adapts to COVID-19, Increases Opportunities for Students

The fashion industry can be more than just clothing and outfits, as shown by the Columbus Fashion Council initiative to produce face masks.

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 29, 2020

The fashion industry holds events benefiting not only members of the industry but also local cities. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of these events moved online or were postponed. Such events included fashion shows, which allow designers and brands to promote their collections. Her...

Deadline to Register to Vote Approaches: Ohio Offers Several Voting Methods

The deadline to register to vote in Ohio for the 2020 election is Oct. 5.

By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor

September 29, 2020

With the Oct. 5 deadline to register to vote in Ohio approaching, there has been a large increase in efforts to get people registered. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 46.1 percent of eligible 18- to 29-year-olds voted in the 2016 election. Although this is higher than previous years, the trend of young generation...

Five Ways to Promote Sustainability, be a Fashion Eco-Warrior

Sustainable fashion practices can have a significant impact on the effects of climate change.

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 29, 2020

Buy Upcycled Clothing Buying upcycled isn’t only good for your closet, but it’s also good for the environment. Upcycled clothing is created when old clothing is broken down and the materials are used to construct a new clothing piece. The fashion industry, unfortunately, produces a lot of waste...

PRSSA ‘A Human-Centric Media Model’ Event Featuring Local Media Expert

This event is free and open to students at The University of Akron.

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

September 27, 2020

As their first event of the 2020-2021 year, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at The University of Akron is hosting “A Human-Centric Media Model” on Monday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Students are asked to email Megan Parker, PRSSA President, to RSVP for the event in orde...

Editorial: Remembering Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Impact on History

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Sept. 18, 2020 due to metastatic pancreatic cancer.

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

September 22, 2020

Who was Justice Ginsburg and what were her significant contributions that helped create the United States as it is today? To be honest, I didn't know much about Justice Ginsburg, until recently. I was not aware of her story, the impact she had on the way society is today or the ripple effect of her lif...

Newest Exhibit in Emily Davis Gallery Explores Current Social Climate

Danny Lyon, “John Lewis in Cairo, Illinois,” 1963, Gelatin silver print, printed later, 11 x 14 inches.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

September 22, 2020

The newest exhibit in the Emily Davis Gallery, “Bearing Witness: A Response to Current Events by Regional Photographers” opened on Aug. 24 and is available to the public until Oct. 9. Photographers Autumn Bland, Aja Joi Grant, Christopher Mason and Omid Tavakoli explore current event topics su...

Cleveland Museum of Art “Home Is Where the Art Is” Provides Virtual Art During COVID-19

As part of the museum's ideal of benefiting all people, the museum has created several virtual events to promote art and safety.

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 22, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the first in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) launched the “Home Is Where the Art Is” initiative to connect to people through online programs and events a...

UA, CSU Announce Potential Law School Merge through New Joint Exploratory Working Group

A unification of The University of Akron School of Law (left) and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law would be the only one in the U.S. to be part of two different urban public research universities.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2020

The University of Akron (UA) and Cleveland State University announced a potential partnership between the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and UA’s School of Law through the formation of a Joint Exploratory Working Group. According to a UA and CSU press release, the group will be co-chaired by CSU Cleveland-Marshall Dean Lee Fisher ...

How is Online Education During a Pandemic Different for Students?

Students’ desk setup look very different due to learning at home and COVID-19.

By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor

September 21, 2020

In the midst of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many college students have found safety and peace of mind in having the option to work and study in the comfort of their own homes. A cup of coffee, pajamas and a Zoom meeting may not have been how students envisioned their future in highe...

UA Student Rocket-Design Team Places Fourth in Annual NASA Competition

The Akronauts and their rocket in Amherst, Ohio, in February for the vehicle test launch and payload demonstration for the 2020 NASA Student Launch Competition.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 21, 2020

The Akronauts, the student rocket-design team at The University of Akron, received fourth place overall in the 2020 NASA Student Launch Competition out of 54 total teams who participated this year. According to a UA press release, the Akronauts spent eight months building their rocket from start to ...

UA’s Robotics Team Works Virtually Through COVID-19 Pandemic

The Express Building where the Robotics Team typically meets throughout the semester.

By Rachel Evans, Guest Writer

May 14, 2020

The University of Akron’s Robotics Team was getting ready for the NASA Robotics Mining Competition at Kennedy Space Center scheduled for later in May, when their plans were brought to a halt by the global COVID-19 pandemic. On March 10, The University of Akron President Gary L. Miller announced ...

New Ceramics Club at UA Encourages Students to ‘Seize the Clay’

Student Union.

By Colleen Gaffney, Guest Writer

May 14, 2020

Students with a passion for pottery at The University of Akron have banded together to form a new club called ‘Seize the Clay’ based in Folk Hall, the arts building on campus. The new club welcomes students of all experience levels, with a focus on creative freedom and learning. Last year, UA...

Love Your Melon Akron Continues to Send Love to Child Cancer Patients

The University of Akron chapter of Love Your Melon table in the student union.

By Paige Shultz, Guest Writer

May 9, 2020

Can you imagine being in the hospital during this pandemic? Not only that, can you imagine not being able to have family visit because they fear spreading the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to you? According to the American Childhood Cancer organization, there are 15,000 children in the United St...

UA’s Campus Focus Helps Connect Students to Jesus

Throughout the semester, signs for Campus Focus could be seen in different locations at The University of Akron.

By Amanda Swaney, Guest Writer

May 9, 2020

Campus Focus is a student ministry organization at The University of Akron that can sometimes be overlooked, but strives to provide students with a place to learn more about having a relationship with God and making lifelong friendships. Their mission is what they call the four B’s: to see each student b...

Pre-Law Society Provides Certainty During an Uncertain Time

The Akron School of Law is one of a few Ohio law schools to now accept GRE scores as an alternative to LSAT scores.

By Madisyn Smith, Guest Writer

April 27, 2020

While the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought uncertainty, times are even more uncertain for political science major Abigail Siegfried as she graduates from The University of Akron and transitions to law school.  Many other students are facing the same challenges. Big changes su...

LGBTUA Helps Reform Campus Policies to Create Inclusive Environment

LGBTUA now meets virtually on Tuesdays due to the pandemic.

By Clay Slattery, Guest Writer

April 27, 2020

LGBTUA is a student organization at The University of Akron, which purpose is to provide an open and affirming group for LGBTQ+ students and their allies. The organization was first founded in 2011 by a group of LGBTQ+ students who sought representation on campus. Beginning with a mere six members, th...

Zips for Haiti Sponsors Haitian Student to Study at UA

Zips for Haiti coffee is roasted by the Akron Coffee Roasters.

By Camryn Moore, Guest Writer

April 27, 2020

Zips for Haiti is a student organization at The University of Akron encouraging student engagement through fundraising initiatives to bring about long-term change in Haiti and immerse students into Haitian culture.  Since Zips for Haiti’s founding in 2014, over 100 students from three neighbor...

Psychology Student Organization’s Road to Success Halted by Coronavirus

The newly revamped Psi Chi National Honor Society held its first induction ceremony in several years in 2019.

By Lora Knopp, Guest Writer

April 27, 2020

Have you heard of Psi Chi? If not, you’re not alone. In past years, Psi Chi has not been a well-known organization around campus, according to its President, Kayla Maximovich. The Psi Chi student chapter at The University of Akron is a National Honor Society in Psychology that encourages, stimul...

Students Express Mixed Feelings Toward Shift to Online Learning

The University of Akron has developed a Keep Learning webpage to provide students with assistance in online learning.

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

April 22, 2020

Students at The University of Akron are facing an unprecedented situation, as President Gary L. Miller informed the campus community that all instruction would be moved online for the rest of the semester due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On March 10, all classes were halted to give professors time to restructure their curriculums before online courses began on March 30, but some students are not confiden...

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to The Buchtelite for Receiving the 2019-2020 Rupert Latture Memorial New Student Organization Award

The members of The Buchtelite Staff during the Fall 2019 semester.

By Julie Cajigas, Faculty Advisor

April 22, 2020

To the editor: As the Advisor of The Buchtelite, my voice is not published in the paper, but instead supports the voices of the students by helping them grow in their understanding and application of professional and ethical journalistic principles. Today, I’d like to break with that in submitti...

Deadline for Switch to Credit/No Credit Grading Option is May 3

Several offices for members of the administration reside on campus in Buchtel Hall.

By Kaitee Horstmann and Megan Parker

April 13, 2020

As part of the transition to online learning for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, The University of Akron is offering expanded credit/no credit grading options for students. On March 16, President Gary L. Miller announced several campus changes, including online instruction for the remainder ...

Process for Moving Out of UA Dorms During COVID-19 Pandemic

A student and their parent during the moving process at

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

April 8, 2020

With campuses closing down across Ohio due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), students are being asked to move out of their dorms and return home. The University of Akron is one of these campuses, leaving students with several questions: What are the preparations and procedures students ne...

Editorial: Thank a Retail Worker During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aisles that normally house non-perishable foods and other supplies are nearly empty after shoppers engage in “panic buying” due to COVID-19.

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

March 17, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused major changes to the American workforce. Many businesses have employees working from home and teachers are preparing to teach in an online format. Workers in restaurants, bars, movie theaters, gyms and other social gathering places are facing financial uncertainty as their places of employment close down. Retail is one of the few industries that has not y...

Several Changes to Campus Operations Announced in Response to Evolving COVID-19 Situation

Additional information on actions taken by The University of Akron can be found online.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

In response to estimates that cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will peak in late April or early May, The University of Akron President Gary L. Miller announced several key decisions impacting campus operations. These key decisions come only one week after Ohio’s first confirmed cases of COV...

Campus Cupboard Provides Assistance for Students Facing Food Insecurity

The Jean Hower Taber Student Union “grab-and-go” location.

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

March 13, 2020

According to a survey from The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, 45% of 86,000 college students described themselves as “food insecure.” ZipAssist is helping students at The University of Akron facing food insecurity through its Campus Cupboard initiative. This program unofficially be...

First Instance of COVID-19 Community Spread Confirmed in Stark County

Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2020

One person is in isolation at Mercy Medical Center in Canton after testing positive for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases in Ohio to four. This is the first confirmed case of community spread as the patient, a 53-year-old male, did not travel outside of the ...

UA Suspends All Instruction Through March 29 in Response to Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control created this image to show the structure of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

By Megan Parker and Kaitee Horstmann

March 10, 2020

In response to recommendations from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, The University of Akron Present Gary L. Miller announced that all face-to-face instruction has been suspended and will begin again in an online format on March 30. Several Ohio universities have started transitioning to full online instruction since the announcement of three confi...

Three Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Dr. Amy Acton (left) and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine during a previous press conference.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

Three confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) were announced on March 9, 2020 by Gov. Mike DeWine, just two days after testing for the virus became available in Ohio. Gov. DeWine first made the announcement of the three confirmed COVID-19 cases via Twitter, where he also declared a ...

Students Help Produce ‘The Forgotten Dead’ in EXL Unclass

A group of students working during the Unearthing Akron’s Past, The Forgotten Dead of Schneider Park unclass.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2020

Through one of the Experiential Learning (EXL) Center’s unclasses, students are gaining real world experience by helping Joshua Tree Productions create “The Forgotten Dead,” a documentary about Schneider Park. Offered each semester at The University of Akron, the EXL’s unclasses are aimed at ...

20-Year UAPD Veteran to Assume Duties as New UA Chief of Police

Officers from The University of Akron Police Department routinely patrol different areas of campus.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

March 9, 2020

On July 1, University of Akron Police Major Dale E. Gooding Jr. will assume duties as the Chief of Police and Assistant Vice President of Campus Safety. Current UAPD chief James P. Weber is set to retire on June 30 after 30 years of service with UA. According to a UA press release, Gooding has been w...

Question: What is One Thing You Want to Do Before You Graduate?

On the spot interviews about new topics each week!

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

March 9, 2020

Deacon Allen, Freshman, Communication “I play football, so I would love to win a conference game. That would be great.” Emma Stanec, Junior, Sociology “I think one thing that I’d want to do is take the LSAT test.” Amelia Pier, Sophomore, Biological Anthropology “Probab...

Women’s Swimming, Diving Wins Seventh Consecutive MAC Title

Many members of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team broke pool records during the 2020 Mid-American Conference championship.

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 traveled to Buffalo, New York, for the MAC championship after hosting the four-day competition last year. ...

‘Public Spaces, Early Learning Internship’ Open for Students

Interns working at the Exchange House along with volunteers during the summer of 2019.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

March 9, 2020

For a second year, ArtsNow, Summit Education Initiative, First Serve and The Experiential Learning (EXL) Center will work with four interns to develop installations in the North Hill neighborhood to support children’s education. The paid internship, “Public Spaces and Early Learning” is pri...

Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund Gives Students Real Experience in Investing

Members (left to right) Trevor Sidewand, Anne Wagner, Antony Filing, Niki Hirani, Faith Rush and Victor Wells after a recent NEOSVF meeting.

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

March 9, 2020

Have you ever watched the show “Shark Tank” and wondered how the five investors choose which idea to invest in and how much money to offer? The Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund (NEOSVF) is a non-profit organization that gives students the opportunity to act as “Sharks” through listening ...

Akron Vulcans Futsal Offers Fast-Paced, Exciting Entertainment

The Akron Vulcans defeated Cadence on Feb. 22 with a final score of seven to four.

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), is currently in their inaugural season. The Vulcans was formed by head coach Otto Orf, former Cleveland ...

Kenyette Tisha Barnes Speaks About Oppression, Activism

Kenyette Tisha Barnes spoke about her role in the #MuteRKelly movement.

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

March 9, 2020

In an event hosted by The University of Akron’s Women’s Studies Program, Kenyette Tisha Barnes spoke about the #MuteRKelly movement on Mar. 3 in the Jean Howard Taber Student Union. Barnes is a political strategist and CEO of Nia Vizyon, LLC., a social justice lobbying firm. She co-founded the...

Several UA Students, Faculty, Alumni Receive ADDYs at American Advertising Awards

A group of students and faculty with their awards at the 2020 American Advertising Awards.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2020

Nearly 30 students, faculty and alumni from The University of Akron Myers School of Art received ADDY awards during the local round of the annual American Advertising Awards. Presented each year by the Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF-Akron), the local tier is the first of the three...

Turning Point USA Teaches Students Fiscal Responsibility, Activism On Campus

Members of The University of Akron's Turning Point USA tabling in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

March 8, 2020

Created in 2012, Turning Point USA (TPUSA) is a non-profit organization that aims at teaching students the importance of free markets, capitalism and financial responsibility. The University of Akron’s chapter of TPUSA, which meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union, is one of over 1,500 campus ...

College Democrats Engage UA Students in Politics through Several Events, Activities

Several members of the College Democrats at the University had the opportunity to visit Iowa during the Iowa Caucus.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2020

Editor's Note: The Buchtelite previously provided coverage of the College Republicans organization at The University of Akron. Students have the opportunity to get involved with politics on a local and national level while networking with real people through the College Democrats at The University ...

Free Viewing of ‘Just Mercy’ for UA Students This Weekend

The entrance to the Gardner Theatre is on the second floor of the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

February 27, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) is showing “Just Mercy,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, in the Gardner Theatre in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 and at 7 p.m. on Feb. 29. ‘Just Mercy’ is based on American lawyer, Bryan...

Akron Running Club Unites Recreational, Competitive Runners

The Akron Running Club attended various NIRCA-sponsored cross country meets during the fall semester.

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

February 27, 2020

Runners at The University of Akron do not have to be part of a varsity team to be part of a running community. Established five years ago, the Akron Running Club (ARC) currently has about 30 undergraduate club members, with graduate students also welcome to join. Vince Orzel, president of ARC, said members ...

UA Student Wins Fourth Annual RubberDucks Hot Dog Recipe Challenge

RubberDucks Hot Dog Recipe Challenge winner Elexis Hamby with UA's favorite mascot, Zippy.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 27, 2020

For the fourth consecutive year, The University of Akron School of Nutrition and Dietetics partnered with the Akron RubberDucks baseball team for their annual RubberDucks Hot Dog Recipe Challenge. Four UA student finalists competed in the recipe challenge on Feb. 12, in hopes of having their hot dog recipe featured...

Printmaker Tom Hück Ends UA Residency with Lecture for Myers School of Art Students

American printmaker Tom Hück with a selection of his works.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

February 27, 2020

Energetic and engaging, Tom Hück ended his week-long residency at the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art with a lecture discussing his printmaking process, artistic influences and his remarkable career.  Hück opened his lecture with “The Execution of Lady Jane Grey at Tower Green," a steel-engrav...

Question: Do You Prefer Cats or Dogs? Why?

On the spot interviews about new topics each week!

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

February 27, 2020

Vanessa Berlin, Freshman, Sports Management “I have cats, so I like cats, but I like dogs as well. So, both.” Princella Ackon, Sophomore, Exercise Science Pre-Physical Therapy “Neither. I don’t like animals.” Joshua Snider, Freshman, Mechanical Engineering “I thin...

Akron Law Professor Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Modernizing Internet Copyright

New School of Law Professor Mark F. Schultz is seen here testifying at the Feb. 11 U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property hearing.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2020

In the first of several hearings to modernize the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Akron Law Professor Mark F. Schultz testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. Schultz was one of eight internet copyright experts who testified on Feb. 11 during the hearing about two porti...

Taking Care Week 2020 Promotes Physical, Mental Health During Midterms

During Taking Care Week 2018, students wrote “Get Well” cards for Akron Children’s Hospital patients while relaxing with the therapy dogs.

By Megan Parker and Caitlin Heintz

February 20, 2020

The Counseling and Testing Center is sponsoring Taking Care Week 2020 with a variety of events across campus to help students engage in positive physical and mental health activities. Dr. Juanita Martin, the Executive Director of the Counseling and Testing Center, said the idea of Taking Care Week started ...

Black History Month at UA Features 14th Annual ‘Rethinking Race’ Event

The annual, two-week long event at The University of Akron begins on Feb. 24.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 20, 2020

The University of Akron will be hosting its 14th annual ‘Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond’ event in the final week of Black History Month and into March, with a wide array of events spanning from Feb. 24 to March 7.  Rethinking Race aims to engage students and attendees in difficult conv...

Question: Are You Registered to Vote? Why or Why Not?

On the spot interviews about new topics each week!

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2020

Mi’chael Fitch, Sophomore, Cultural Anthropology “I am registered to vote, because your voice matters. We have a lot of topics and a lot of issues in the world that we need to have a part in and try to change them, if we can.” Nikki Winkel, Junior, International Business and Human Resource ...

Students Encouraged to Submit Research for Second Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium

Students who present during the symposium have the chance to improve interpersonal communication and gain knowledge from peers outside their field.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2020

Both undergraduate and graduate students from all majors are invited to submit their research for the second-annual University of Akron Interdisciplinary Symposium (UA-IS) through Feb. 21. According to the UA-IS website, the symposium gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to subm...

Alpha Phi Hosting Annual Red Dress Gala for Women’s Heart Health

The 2019 Red Dress Gala raised over $9,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 18, 2020

The Eta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi at The University of Akron will be hosting its annual Red Dress Gala on Feb. 29 to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation in support of women’s heart health and cardiac care. Alpha Phi was originally established at Syracuse University in 1872 and was one of the first Greek societi...

UA Launches New Fundraising Campaign Celebrating 150 Years in Higher Education

The University of Akron launched its new fundraising campaign titled “We Rise Together” on Feb. 12.

By Elizabeth Heckler and Megan Parker

February 18, 2020

As part of honoring its 150 years in higher education, The University of Akron launched a new fundraising campaign celebrating the school’s sesquicentennial. The new campaign titled “We Rise Together – The Campaign for The University of Akron” aims to raise $150 million for the University in honor of its people, pl...

Students Enjoy Comedian Routine During RHPB 9:09 Event

Several students enjoyed taking a break from homework and responsibilities during the event.

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

February 18, 2020

Continuing their 7:17 and 9:09 series, the Residence Hall Program Board and Residence Hall Council had comedian Sammy Obeid perform on Jan. 29 in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union. According to his website, Obeid is best known for his streak of 1,001 days of consecutive comedy performances that started on Dec. ...

Question: Are You Concerned About the Coronavirus? Why or Why Not?

On the spot interviews about new topics each week!

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

February 13, 2020

Kamari Davis, Senior, Psychology “I am actually concerned about the coronavirus, because I don’t really know what it is. I just want to be protected. I don’t want to get any unknown viruses.” Stacia Miller, Senior, Psychology “Somewhat, just because of the way it’s being portrayed on social media...

University Travel Restrictions Implemented Due to Coronavirus Despite No Cases in Ohio

The Centers for Disease Control created this image to show the structure of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2020

On Jan. 31, students at The University of Akron received an announcement through Zipmail with an update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and new travel restrictions being enforced in the United States.  In the announcement, Dr. Joe Urgo, Executive Vice President and Provost, as well as Lisa Ritenour, Director of Student Health Services, said UA will be temporarily restricting University-sponsored travel to Ch...

MotherFood Bakery Fulfills Need for Vegan Option in Akron

MotherFood Bakery will feature a variety of vegan treats and baked goods.

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

February 12, 2020

Taylor Dawson went vegan on the day before Thanksgiving in 2019. The sophomore English major says she always had an interest in going vegan, but she did not feel comfortable with making the change until recently. “There were others that didn't respect my idea to even go vegan, so when I did, it was very ...

City of Akron ‘Great Streets Initiative’ Partners with UA, First Energy

The new LED streetlights are meant to keep streets around the University brighter and more secure for students walking at night.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 12, 2020

A total of 252 LED streetlights are being installed by Ohio Edison, a subsidiary for FirstEnergy Corp., in the South Exchange Street Corridor neighborhood thanks to a partnership between the City of Akron and The University of Akron. The “Great Streets Initiative” aims at brightening the streets ...

‘Hair Love’ Wins Best Animated Short Film at 92nd Academy Awards

Actress and writer Mindy Kaling announced “Hair Love” as the Best Animated Short Film during the 92nd Academy Awards.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2020

The University of Akron alumni Matthew A. Cherry (2000-03) once tweeted in 2012 that he would be nominated for an Oscar one day. I'm gonna be nominated for an Oscar one day. Already claiming it — Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 2, 2012 Then, through a project that began as a Kickstart...

‘Ideas in Motion’ Initiative Kicks Off with 21st Century Dance Practices Series

Guzzetta Hall was named on Oct. 29, 1976, in recognition of Dominic J. Guzzetta, Eleventh President of UA and in memory of his wife, Nola M. Guzzetta.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

February 6, 2020

The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron) and the University’s School of Dance Theatre and Arts Administration (DTAA) have announced a new joint initiative called “Ideas in Motion.” Supported by NCCAkron, UA, The University of Akron Foundation and the Mary Schi...

Question: When Does a Person Become an Adult?

On the spot interviews about new topics each week!

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

February 6, 2020

Courtney Troyer, Sophomore, Pre-Law “When they start living on their own, making decisions for themselves, and making their own money.” Kyle Ferguson, Sophomore, Psychology “Basically when they turn eighteen. You’re just kind of thrown into the responsibility of being an adult. You have ...

Alumnus Matthew Cherry Discusses ‘Hair Love’ Short Film, Book Award Nominations, UA Impact

“Hair Love” follows the story of an African-American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

When he learned his seven-minute short film “Hair Love” was one of the five nominees for the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award, UA alumnus Matthew A. Cherry (2000-03) was filled with joy. “We actually took a video of it,” Cherry said. “Everybody came over to the house and it was rea...

Students Can Win Free 1-Year PRSSA Membership at First Pitch Contest

PRSSA is a student organization that helps students make connections and gain skills in the professional public relations field.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 5, 2020

The University of Akron’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will hold its first pitch contest in Kolbe Hall Room 103 on Feb. 6 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Student participants will be given a public relations situation and an hour to come up with a ten-minute campaign ...

1984 by George Orwell: A Book Fitting for Modern Times

An excerpt from page 298 of “1984” by George Orwell.

By Caitlin Heintz, Online Editor

February 5, 2020

Alexa, read me ‘1984’ by George Orwell Alexa, Siri, Google Home and Ring doorbells have all become the new normal for Americans as the helpful virtual assistants that we can't seem to function without.  Think back to high school. A good majority of us had been handed ‘1984’ with the intent...

Basketball Fans Left in Shock After Kobe Bryant, 13-Year-Old Daughter Die in Helicopter Crash

Retired NBA player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna “GiGi” Bryant were killed in a helicopter crash along with seven other victims on Sunday, Jan. 26.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 5, 2020

Basketball fans around the world were left in shock after NBA legend Kobe Bryant, 41, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna “GiGi” Bryant and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Jan. 26. According to an ESPN article, the helicopter departed from John Wayne Airport in Orange C...

UA’s Teacher Prep Program Ranked Top in Nation, Best in Ohio for Reading Instruction

Zook Hall houses the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2020

The University of Akron’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program is one of the best in the United States for preparing educators to teach children reading. According to the January 2020 report by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan and not-for-profit research and policy organization, UA’s program is one of 15 in the nation and the only on...

Production of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Continues to Benefit Rape Crisis Center, Teach Important Lessons

The cast of UA students, faculty and staff, as well as Akron community members, on stage.

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

February 3, 2020

The University of Akron’s Women’s Studies program hosted a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” at E.J. Thomas Hall on Jan. 31.  The production was organized and directed by Dr. Mary Triece, director of the Women’s Studies program and professor within the School of Communication, with a cast of U...

Question: What is Your Opinion on the Impeachment Trial?

On the spot interviews about new topics each week!

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

January 31, 2020

Emma Harlukowicz, Freshman, Accounting “Personally, I’m not that involved in politics, so I really don’t know that much going on with it.” Derek Mohos, Freshman, Computer Engineering “I don’t think it’s going to go through." Cara Bunner, Freshman, Biochemistry ...

Reception Held for Newest Emily Davis Gallery Exhibit Outlaw Ink: Hück & Hogarth

American printmaker Tom Hück with a selection of his works.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

January 29, 2020

On Jan. 23, The University of Akron Emily Davis Gallery held a reception for their current exhibit, Outlaw Ink: Hück & Hogarth, featuring artwork detailing hillbillies from Middle America to 18th century England dystopia. Running through Feb. 14, this exhibition was organized by the Emily Davis Gal...

Editorial: Elevator Malfunction Left Me Trapped in Kolbe Hall for Almost 4 Hours

On my first day at The University of Akron in 2017, a student told me they got stuck in the elevator once.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

Going into the first two weeks of my last semester as an undergraduate student at The University of Akron, I thought the semester would start strong with no issues. I was wrong. Being a Communication major, most of my classes are held in Kolbe Hall. For those who don’t know, a new elevator was insta...

Career Services Hosting Internship & Career Fair for Students, Alumni

Resumes and professional dress attire are required for both the Feb. 11 and 12 events.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

January 29, 2020

The University of Akron’s Career Services will be hosting an Internship and Career Fair for students and alumni on Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.  All majors are welcome to attend the fair for the chance to interact with potential employers looking for...

Women’s Studies Program Presents ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at E.J. Thomas Hall

Flyers are located across campus with information on “The Vagina Monologues” performance.

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

January 29, 2020

The University of Akron’s Women’s Studies program will be hosting a production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. in the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.  This is the fourth year that UA’s production of the show will be directed by Dr. Mary Triece, the direc...

New Leadership Rebuilding UA’s Campus Habitat for Humanity

Students involved with Campus Habitat for Humanity pose after participating in winter build trip.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

Throughout its history, Campus Habitat for Humanity has participated in a variety of activities on and off campus to improve the surrounding community and get students involved with those improvements. According to Dr. Carolyn Behrman, campus advisor for Campus Habitat, the student organization has...

LGBTUA Advocates for Equality, Inclusivity on Campus

Members of LGBTUA watching videos on a computer.

By Emily West, Guest Writer

December 11, 2019

On April 30, 2019, members of The University of Akron’s largest LGBTQ club gathered to paint the rock on campus in bright rainbow colors. Painting the rock has been a campus tradition since the 1960’s, according to UA’s website. The rainbow colors of the rock celebrated inclusivity and equal...

Students of the Myers School of Art: More than Artists

Just one of the many spaces available for students to use within the Myers School of Art.

By Stuart Englehart, Guest Writer

December 11, 2019

Experiencing moments of synchrony can be life-changing and found anywhere. Often times, these become memorable for those taking part in the experience. For Anika Calcei, this occurred while attending the Student Art League (SAL) annual trip to New York City. “We just so happened upon this Robe...

‘Planned Parenthood: Generation Action’ Student Organization Looks Forward Despite Challenges

Members of PPGenUA include (left to right) Kaitlyn Rafferty, Calli Onest, Amy Quitter and Madison McKinney.

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

December 11, 2019

A small group of young women gathered in Student Union Room 310 on a Friday morning for a meeting and an educational presentation titled “Vaginas and Pleasure.” The University of Akron chapter of Planned Parenthood: Generation Action, also known as PPGenUA, was founded during the Spring 2019 semes...

‘Educate to Elevate’ Helps FirstEnergy Employees Get Degrees

UA representatives speak with interested FirstEnergy employees at an open house for ‘Educate to Elevate’ on Oct. 29

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

December 11, 2019

The University of Akron, Stark State College and FirstEnergy Corp. are partnering on the new program ‘Educate to Elevate’ to assist FirstEnergy employees in getting higher education degrees starting in January 2020.  According to a UA press release, this program will give FirstEnergy customer service employees the chance to take classes in hop...

Annual Wild Lights Open at Akron Zoo

The Akron Zoo’s annual lighting event will feature walls of animated lights set to holiday music.

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 11, 2019

Throughout the month of December, animal and holiday enthusiasts alike can attend the Akron Zoo’s annual Wild Lights. Taking place every weekend from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30, Wild Lights features lighting displays as well as various forms of entertainment, including ice carvers, local choral per...

UA Students Network With Professionals at PRSA Student Day 2019

PRSA Student Day 2019 featured panels of Public Relations professionals in order for students to get a better understanding of the profession.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

December 10, 2019

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) hosted their annual Student Day at Eaton Corporation on Nov. 15, where students from several universities could first hand advice from professionals in the field.  With over 100 chapters nationwide, PRSA also oversees over 300 Public Relations Stude...

Yvette Nicole Brown Inspires Communication, Media Students Before Receiving UA Alumni Honor Award

Yvette Nicole Brown told students to build a foundation under themselves in order to stay stable when they make it big.

By Megan Parker and Kaitee Horstmann

November 19, 2019

Cleveland native Yvette Nicole Brown is well-known for her role as Helen in the hit series “Drake & Josh” and her role as Shirley Bennett on NBC’s comedy series “Community.” One thing people may not know about Brown is that she graduated from The University of Akron in 1994 with a degre...

Myers School of Art Students Travel To Toledo

Myers students view “Everything Is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music”

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

November 19, 2019

On Nov. 8, several students from The Mary Schiller Myers School of Art traveled to the Toledo Museum of Art for a school sponsored bus trip. Students were able to view sections of the permanent collection as well as the “Between Light and Shadow” installations by contemporary artist Anila Quayyum...

Students Split Over Decision to End Five Star Fridays

Five-Star Fridays was first implemented by former UA
President Matthew Wilson.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

November 19, 2019

Students at The University of Akron are left with mixed opinions as several campus leaders announced that Five Star Fridays will be gradually coming to an end in the coming semesters. Five Star Fridays utilizes a four-day schedule where students must schedule their classes for Monday through Thursda...

Zippython Raising Money, Creating Support, Showing Love for Akron Children’s Hospital

Members of Zippython pose with members of the Comma Club while holding shirts showing the importance of commas in sentences.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2019

Founded in 2013, Zippython is The University of Akron’s miracle network dance marathon chapter dedicated to raising money for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals. The first dance marathon chapter started in 1991 at Indiana University in the memory of a fellow student who passed away fro...

Swiss Graphic Designer, Letterpress Printer Dafi Kühne Lectures At UA

Dafi Kühne poses next to one version of a letterpress.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

November 18, 2019

Dafi Kühne visited The University of Akron Myers School of Art to discuss experimental letterpress techniques and lead a workshop teaching students how to use them. Eager students filled the auditorium excited to learn from the award winning poster designer, letterpress printer and graphic design...

Exhibit by Akron Natives on Display in Northside District Until 2020

Fr. Greg Olszewski’s poems (to the right of the photograph on display) serve as a narrative to Adam Bernard’s photographs in
the exhibit “Town & Country featuring Route 42.” The piece above is titled “Dutch.”

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 18, 2019

The work of a former instructor of photography and news photographer Adam Bernard is on display at Trust Books, located at 106 N. Main St., through Jan. 4, 2020. Bernard’s exhibit, “Town & Country featuring Route 42,” features photos of the scenery and land of the length of U.S. Route 42 from Cl...

Akron Rocket League Wins Second Consecutive National Championship

Akron Rocket League Gold team members, from left, are Tristan “.Tristn” Roberts (left), Buzz “Buzz” Krager, and Isaac “Reticence” Stecker.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2019

With a dominant win record of 20-0, the Akron Zips Rocket League team brought home their second consecutive College Rocket League National Championship on Nov. 9. Three players on the Akron Gold team, Isaac “Reticence” Stecker, Buzz “Buzz” Krager, and Tristan “.Tristn” Roberts, received ...

All UA Students Encouraged to Participate in Volunteering

In 2016, two of my former roommates, other students and myself helped clean up the facilities at the Akron BMX Track.

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 18, 2019

In my last four years at The University of Akron, my personal favorite way to get involved on has been to volunteer. Each of my volunteer experiences, from organizing donations in local Goodwills to passing out candy during Boo at the Akron Zoo, have exposed me to the greater community and inspir...

ZPN Root Beer Kegger Inspires Student Safety

Students participating in the Root Beer Pong Championship during the kegger event.

By Enrique Antonio, News & Opinion Contributor

November 18, 2019

On Oct. 29, the Zips Program Network (ZPN) at The University of Akron hosted a root beer kegger in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union in honor of alcohol awareness week. The kegger took place from 8 to 11 p.m. and was open to all current UA students interested in root beer and activities with peers a...

College Republicans Give Students Opportunities to Engage in Politics

Members of the College Republicans pose as a group in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

November 18, 2019

Editors Note: The Buchtelite will also be providing coverage of the College Democrats organization at The University of Akron. Students at UA have the opportunity to get involved and learn about right-wing politics, while networking and developing real-life leadership skills on campus through th...

Students at UA Determined to ‘Make a Difference’ Despite Transportation Issues

The logo used for this year's Make a Difference Day at The University of Akron.

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

On Oct. 25, students from The University of Akron filled the Jean Hower Taber Student Union at 9 a.m. ready to volunteer for Make A Difference Day. Two different shifts were available for students to complete service projects. One from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and another from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Students we...

School of Nutrition, Dietetics Offering New Minor in Nutrition

The School of Nutrition and Dietetics is one of seven schools within the College of Health Professions.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2019

Interested in the field of nutrition but don’t want to major in it? The University of Akron School of Nutrition and Dietetics is now offering a minor in nutrition. According to the school’s website, UA students who are “majoring in a wide variety of disciplines can benefit from the minor f...

Akron Law Offering New Blended Online J.D. Program in Fall 2020

The Akron School of Law is one of a few Ohio law schools to now accept GRE scores as an alternative to LSAT scores.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2019

Beginning in the fall 2020 semester, The University of Akron School of Law will offer a new Blended Online Juris Doctor (J.D.) program to make law school more accessible to part-time students. The new program allows part-time students to attend classes in person only two nights a week, while completing ...

Video Game Artist Visiting ‘Open World’ Exhibit at Akron Art Museum

Two visitors observe Angela Washko’s performances for video based on the popular role-playing game World of Warcraft.

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 6, 2019

Video game artists Angela Washko will speak at the Akron Art Museum on Nov. 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. to cover an interdisciplinary approach to feminism by combining installation art, video performance and game-making The museum’s current exhibit Open World: Video Games and Contemporary Art includes s...

‘Finding a Better U’ Developed to Help Improve Local Heart Health

In the front row, from left, are Dr. Judith A. Juvancic-Heltzel , Dr. Mary Jo MacCracken, Dr. Carolyn Murrock and Jolene Lane. In the back row, from left, are Will Cole, Alexis Holt and Dr. Matt Akers.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

November 5, 2019

Sponsored by The University of Akron Foundation and the College of Health Professions, faculty have developed the free program “Finding a Better U” (FABU) to help local residents improve their heart health starting in November 2019.  With heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death in Summit Co...

Akron Art Museum Invites Community Members to Explore the Moon Through New Exhibit

Works such as Georges Méliès 1902 film “Journey to the Moon” will be displayed during “The Distance of the Moon.”

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 5, 2019

From Nov. 9 through March 15, 2020, the Akron Art Museum will display its newest exhibition “The Distance of the Moon.” According to a press release from the museum, the exhibit will feature images of the moon taken by NASA, contemporary artworks and historic prints.  Annie Wischmeyer, the ...

UA Student Team Wins Third Consecutive Insurance Collegiate Challenge

Dr. Jinjing Wang, left, is pictured with the team — Zachary Nolan, Tyler Hornbeck, Rebecca Matty, Nicholas Milich and Kyle Whyte.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

For the third straight year, students from The University of Akron Risk Management and Insurance degree program won the Insurance Collegiate Challenge. This challenge introduces students to different roles in the insurance industry and simulates obstacles found in the real-world of the industry. Ad...

The Vindys Perform at Music Box Supper Club to Sold-Out Crowd

Band members John Anthony, Ed Davis and Jackie Popovec performing to a sold-out crowd.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

November 5, 2019

The Vindys proved themselves more than capable of providing guests with a spectacular experience on Nov. 1 during their performance at Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland. According to guitarist John Anthony, the band’s live performance rivals their recorded music.  The interplay between the ...

President Gary L. Miller Announces Interim UA Executive Vice President, Provost

The University of Akron has experienced several changes in leadership over the past five years.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

President Gary Miller recently announced Dr. Joe Urgo as Interim Executive Vice President and Provost, pending approval from the Board of Trustees (BOT). This announcement comes two weeks after President Miller proposed the plan to begin a national search to fill the position at The University of Akro...

Office of Accessibility Sponsors Disabilities Awareness Week with New Events, Activities

The Office of Accessibility’s window decorated with Zippy and characters from the movie “Up” to inspire students on campus.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

Sponsored by the Office of Accessibility, Disabilities Awareness Week is returning to The University of Akron with a variety of events from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7 to promote inclusiveness and education about disabilities. Disabilities Awareness Week originally began at UA in 2006. Since the first year, eleven o...

Crown Point Ecology Center to Display Art Exhibit by UA Senior

One of Kristina Wolin’s images titled “Family trip to Hollywood” that will be on display.

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 29, 2019

An exhibition titled “Family Heirloom” by a student from The University of Akron will be displayed at Crown Point Ecology Center, located at 3220 Ira Road, from Nov. 15 through Nov. 19. Senior Kristina Wolin, a painting and drawing major with a minor in photography, said Crown Point reminds he...

Zippython Hosting Pie-a-Thon, Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

Members of Zippython dancing during their end of the year event in 2018.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

Zippython is hosting their Pie-a-Thon event at Coleman Common from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 30 as part of their efforts to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital. For just $3, anyone from the campus community will have the opportunity to pie one of the members from Zippython, The University of Akron cha...

Way Down Wanderers Performing at Happy Days Lodge

The band consists of songwriters Collin Krause and Austin Krause-Thompson, jazz percussionist John Merikoski, classical upright bassist John Williams and banjo player Travis Kowalsky.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

October 29, 2019

Looking for something to do on Oct. 30? The Way Down Wanderers is performing at 7 p.m. at Happy Days Lodge, 500 W Streetsboro St, Peninsula, OH 44264, on Wednesday Oct. 30. Doors open at 6 p.m. Hailing from Peoria, Ill., the Wanderers will be featured in Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Concert Series and have performed across ...

Western Fruit Basket: Innovative American-Greek Fusion Food

A bowl of Pastitsio and a Greek Almond Wedding Cookie from Western Fruit Basket.

By Katie Shuber, News Contributor

October 29, 2019

In the heart of downtown Akron, near the Akron Art Museum, there’s a 100-year-old Greek-American Fusion food restaurant run by a father and daughter duo. Western Fruit Basket is located at 115 E Market St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Greg Megois, the owner of ...

Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing Holds Career Fair for Marketing Students

Students meeting with companies after the “speed dating round” to network with professionals.

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

On Friday Oct. 18, The University of Akron Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing held a career fair specifically for marketing students. Within the Taylor Institute, 20 companies attended the career fair, including PR 20/20, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Union Home Mortgage and ESPN Clevelan...

Summit County Probate Court Partners with Jockey Being Family Foundation

The Summit County Probate Courthouse is located at 209 S. High St. in Akron.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2019

In supporting adoption in Summit County, the Jockey Being Family Foundation will provide adoptees and their siblings a monogrammed backpack with a blanket and teddy bear inside. In addition to the backpacks for the children, the foundation will also provide a Parent Resource Tote that has resources for post adoption...

Humane Society of Summit County Hosting BARKtoberfest to Advocate for Adoptable Animals

The Humane Society of Summit County host events like BARKtoberfest to promote adoption and spread awareness to help more animals.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

October 23, 2019

The Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) is hosting BARKtoberfest, a craft beer tasting event sponsored by Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. as a fun fall event for prospective supporters and adopters from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 26. Featuring craft beer tasting, food from local vendors, games and a basket raffle, prospect...

Public Listening Sessions Set as Beginning of National Search for New UA Provost

The office of the President and other administrative members are housed in Buchtel Hall.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

During his first Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 9, President Gary Miller proposed a plan to begin a confidential national search for a new Executive Vice President and Provost at The University of Akron. This proposal, which was approved by the BOT, would combine the currently split structure wi...

Zips Esports Club Hosts Weekly ‘Super Smash Brothers’ Tournament

Students from The University of Akron playing on one of Esports’ several locations on campus.

By Jack Tupta and Kaitee Horstmann

October 22, 2019

The University of Akron Esports program offers a variety of clubs based on popular games for students who want to participate in the competitive video gaming with fellow Zips. One of these clubs, based on Super Smash Brothers, hosts weekly tournaments to bring together students to play the video ...

Akron Art Museum Hosting Annual Trick or Treat for Families

Families and children participating in hands-on activities during a previous the Trick or Treat event at the Akron Art Museum.

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 22, 2019

One of the next Family Days at the Akron Art Museum will include its annual Trick or Treat event on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m at the museum’s 1 South High St. location. Those who attend will be able to collect trinkets in the galleries as well as participate in art making and sensory ...

Parsons Dance Visits UA to Teach Master Classes, New Techniques

Dance students from levels V-VIII along with Parsons members during the week the company took residency at The University of Akron.

By Fabiana Mosquera, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

October 22, 2019

In association with DANCECleveland, The University of Akron invited Parsons Dance to teach master classes ranging from modern and hip-hop to contemporary from Oct. 7 to 11. Each semester, UA’s dance, theatre and arts administrations bring a dance company to campus to give students a week full of n...

Youngstown Based Band Performing at Music Box Supper Club

Members of The Vindys from left to right: John Anthony, Ed Davis, Jackie Popovec and Rick Deak.

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

October 22, 2019

The Vindys, a band based out of Youngstown, will be performing at Music Box Supper Club, located on 1148 Main Ave in Cleveland, at 8 p.m. on Nov. 1. Doors open for those in attendance at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the performance. Tickets purchased in advance cost $15 and day-of tickets cost ...

Letter to the Editor: Reinvest in Student Success

Letter to the Editor: Reinvest in Student Success

By Collin T. Hayes, BA in Political Science, The University of Akron, Class of 2017

October 21, 2019

To President Miller and the Members of the Board of Trustees: I write this letter as a proud Akron Zip, a sentiment which was completely unfamiliar to me just five years ago. The path which brought me to Akron was long and winding; suffice it to say, after many false starts and missteps, UA offered...

President Gary L. Miller Discusses Future of UA With Student Media Representatives

President Gary L. Miller speaks with student media representatives from The Buchtelite, ZTV and WZIP.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

October 15, 2019

On Oct. 11, The University of Akron’s new president, Gary L. Miller, sat down with representatives of the student media groups on campus for a press conference to answer questions from students and discuss his plans for the future of the university. President Miller was invited by ZTV, WZIP and The Buchte...

Akron Law Accepting GRE Scores From Applicants as Alternative to LSAT

Renovations to the C. Blake McDowell Law Center began in December 2015 and ended in September of 2017.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

After a unanimous vote by faculty, The University of Akron School of Law will immediately start to accept GRE scores as an alternative to the LSAT scores from applicants. Christopher J. Peters, dean of Akron Law, said law schools exclusively used the LSAT as the sole admission test in order to analyze the capabil...

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