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UA Students Can Help Akron Businesses Affected by COVID-19

UA Students Can Help Akron Businesses Affected by COVID-19
December 12, 2020

The middle of the Spring 2020 semester like every other: students at The University of Akron preparing for spring break and downtown Akron businesses prepared for the anticipated rush of business that...

Campus Changes Now In Effect: Summit County is Level Purple

Campus Changes Now In Effect: Summit County is Level Purple
December 8, 2020

Although The University of Akron has implemented changes to campus operations already due to COVID-19, Summit County’s recent designation as a purple county has led to more changes in campus operation. The...

Eddies Famous Cheesesteaks & Grille Open On Main Street

Eddies Famous Cheesesteaks & Grille Open On Main Street
Ed Sutter, local Akron entrepreneur and owner of Eddies Famous Cheesesteaks & Grille, shares how his vision of the new restaurant came to life.
December 8, 2020

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Eddies Famous Cheesesteaks & Grille, originally opened 28 years ago, opened a new location at 147 S Main St. When the name Ed Sutter wanted for his pizzaria was taken,...

Stan Hywet’s ‘Deck the Halls 2020: A Very Merry Christmas’ Following COVID-19 Guidelines

Stan Hywet Manor House decorated for Deck the Halls, with various activities and displays to view this event is a unique experience for all.
The estate features five buildings and 10 gardens showcasing America’s Industrial Age of architecture and horticulture.
November 27, 2020

This year, Stan Hywet is hosting its annual “Deck the Halls” event on Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 3-6, 10-23 and 26-30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with new safety protocols to follow COVID-19 guidelines. Tickets...

Regional Artist Elizabeth Emery Talks ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’

“Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.” seeks to honor women who have fought and those who continue to fight to protect and defend women’s right to vote.
Regional Artist Elizabeth Emery Talks ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’
November 20, 2020

In collaboration with Corrie Slawson, Elizabeth Emery contributed several pieces to the Emily Davis Gallery’s Newest Exhibition ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’ which opened on Oct.19...

UA Moves Courses Completely Online to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

The University of Akron has developed a Keep Learning webpage to provide students with assistance in online learning.
November 17, 2020

As of Nov. 16, The University of Akron moved all courses previously taught in-person or hybrid to online in response to Gov. Mike DeWine’s Nov. 11 statewide address and to prevent the spread of COVID-19...

Line Dancing with JustUs Provides Unique Opportunity to be Active During COVID-19

Lead instructor and JustUs LDC co-founder, Terrence L. Payne Sr., directs the participants through line dancing routines.
November 17, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the third in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Downtown Akron Partnership partnered with...

Free Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Available Across Campus

Student Health Services is located in the Rec Center and requires appointments to maintain social distancing.
November 17, 2020

On Oct. 9, The University of Akron Health Services announced they would begin random testing for COVID-19 across the campus in order to be proactive in finding new cases and keeping the campus community...

My Experience With COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control created this image to show the structure of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
November 16, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the lives of people around the world, and with the number of confirmed cases at over 44 million worldwide many have experienced COVID-19 firsthand. On...

Live Music Industry Struggles to Stay Afloat Throughout Pandemic

Rap duo Atmosphere performs at Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY in Jan. 2020, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Musicians and venues are trying to find a common ground in hopes to keep the music industry alive during these uncertain times.
November 16, 2020

Many industries across the globe have been struggling from the impact of COVID-19 but none have been hit quite like the music industry. From cancelled stadium shows across the world to Wednesday night...

‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’ In Emily Davis Gallery

“Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.” seeks to honor women who have fought and those who continue to fight to protect and defend women’s right to vote.
The gallery allows students the opportunity to be exposed to the ideas and barriers surrounding many of the issues involving women’s rights.
November 16, 2020

Premiering near the centennial anniversary of The 19th Amendment, the Emily Davis Gallery’s Latest Exhibition seeks to honor women involved in the suffragette movement.  The exhibit, titled ‘Suffrage:...

ZPN Hosts Successful First Drive-In Movie Event

Drive-In movies are making a resurgence during the pandemic and ZPN brought the trend to UA.
November 16, 2020

Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted a successful first drive-in movie event on Oct. 16, with several socially-distanced people in attendance, in Lot 70. ZPN showed the hit Disney Channel Original...

ZTV’s 2020 Election Night Special: Educational, Informational

The ZTV Election Night Special team group photo in the studio at Kolbe Hall University of Akron after the end of production.
November 16, 2020

On Nov. 3, States officially closed their polls and started counting ballots for the 2020 election. ZTV was ready to cover this big event with their ZTV’s Election Night Special streamed live on The...

Tips, Tricks for Success in Online Learning

Students’ desk setup look very different due to learning at home and COVID-19.
November 16, 2020

Are you someone that thrives in a structured, on-campus learning environment, but is struggling to set deadlines at home and keep up with online learning? Associate Professor of Practice Julie Cajigas...

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

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

Local Hiking Trails Continue as Safe, Relaxing Activity Outdoors

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

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.
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...

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.
Summit Artspace requested submissions from Myers School of Art students and alumni for the fall juried exhibition “Creativity During a Crisis”.
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...

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.
The City of Akron and The University of Akron partnered with Spin, a dockless scooter-share company to provide a new transportation option.
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...

‘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.
Filter Off is the world's first free video speed dating app geared towards those looking for an authentic lasting connection.
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...

UA Announces Dates for Postponed Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony

After several months of waiting, Spring 2020 graduates finally have news regarding a commencement ceremony.
The Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies were unable to take place in May due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines.
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...

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.
As job searching has moved online due to the pandemic, the career fair will help with the search via Handshake from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.
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...

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.
Several events, such as fashion shows and fashion weeks, were either moved online or postponed due to the pandemic.
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...

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.
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...

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

Sustainable fashion practices can have a significant impact on the effects of climate change.
September 28, 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...

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

This event is free and open to students at The University of Akron.
Jan Almasy, co-founder of Apex Communications Network, will speak to students about the future of marketing and more.
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,...

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.
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...

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.
The photography of four regional artists are being featured alongside activist and photographer Danny Lyon.
September 21, 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...

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.
September 21, 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...

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.
A partnership between the two law schools would expand course opportunities available to students and more.
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...

How is Online Education During a Pandemic Different for Students?

Students’ desk setup look very different due to learning at home and COVID-19.
As many classes have switched to online instruction, are students missing the structure and socialization required to succeed?
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...

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.
The University of Akron’s Akronauts worked for eight months on their rocket for the 2020 NASA Student Launch Competition.
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...

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

The Express Building where the Robotics Team typically meets throughout the semester.
The award-winning team is preparing for next year’s big competition at NASA, despite the cancellation of this year’s event.
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...

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

Student Union.
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...

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.
This organization continues to meet virtually to make cards for Akron Children’s Hospital.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

LGBTUA Helps Reform Campus Policies to Create Inclusive Environment

LGBTUA now meets virtually on Tuesdays due to the pandemic.
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...

Zips for Haiti Sponsors Haitian Student to Study at UA

Zips for Haiti coffee is roasted by the Akron Coffee Roasters.
The student organization raised money to sponsor Rilouvinxx Isaac from Ouanaminthe, Haiti, by starting their own coffee business.
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...

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.
Psi Chi kicked off the semester with an induction ceremony to celebrate new members, but nothing could prepare them for what would happen next.
April 26, 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...

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.
Some students feel that they will be able to succeed in online coursework, while others are concerned about the changes to the curriculum.
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...

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.
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...

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.
As UA moves all classes online, students can opt for the credit/no credit option in place of a letter grade.
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...

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

A student and their parent during the moving process at
April 7, 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,...

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.
A lack of manpower and large crowds are making it difficult to keep products on the shelves at major stores.
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...

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.
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 Cupboard Provides Assistance for Students Facing Food Insecurity

The Jean Hower Taber Student Union “grab-and-go” location.
Four locations on campus provide students with access to non-perishable food and hygiene items.
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...

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.
This announcement comes only hours after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic.
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...

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.
All instruction will move to an online format after spring break on March 30.
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...

Three Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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

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.
The documentary, produced by Joshua Tree Productions, will share the truth about Schneider Park and the several lives now beneath it.
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...

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.
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...

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

On the spot interviews about new topics each week!
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...

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.
Many members of the team are looking forward to next season and working hard for an eighth win next year.
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...

‘Public Spaces, Early Learning Internship’ Open for Students

Interns working at the Exchange House along with volunteers during the summer of 2019.
This paid internship gives students a chance to give back to the community while developing skills for future careers.
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...

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.
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...

Akron Vulcans Futsal Offers Fast-Paced, Exciting Entertainment

The Akron Vulcans defeated Cadence on Feb. 22 with a final score of seven to four.
This Akron-based team is part of FIFA’s governed version of indoor soccer.
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),...

Kenyette Tisha Barnes Speaks About Oppression, Activism

Kenyette Tisha Barnes spoke about her role in the #MuteRKelly movement.
Barnes is the co-founder of the #MuteRKelly movement, which protests the singer’s abuse of women and girls.
March 8, 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...

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.
During the 75th American Advertising Awards, the Myers School of Art was well represented by recipients of the ADDYs.
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...

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.
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...

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.
As one of three political-based student organizations at UA, the College Democrats are one way students can get involved in Politics.
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...

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.
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...

Akron Running Club Unites Recreational, Competitive Runners

The Akron Running Club attended various NIRCA-sponsored cross country meets during the fall semester.
The club allows runners of various experience levels to compete in cross country and track events.
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...

UA Student Wins Fourth Annual RubberDucks Hot Dog Recipe Challenge

RubberDucks Hot Dog Recipe Challenge winner Elexis Hamby with UA's favorite mascot, Zippy.
Several UA students were finalists in the challenge for whose recipe would be featured at the first Akron RubberDucks home game of the season.
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...

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

American printmaker Tom Hück with a selection of his works.
February 26, 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...

Question: Do You Prefer Cats or Dogs? Why?

On the spot interviews about new topics each week!
February 26, 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....

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.
After joining Akron Law in January, Mark F. Schultz was one of eight experts to testify on updating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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...

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.
Sponsored by the Counseling and Testing Center, this week of events will begin on Feb. 24 and end on Feb. 28.
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,...

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.
The event’s 14th year continues to encourage attendees to have real conversations on the issue of race.
February 19, 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...

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

On the spot interviews about new topics each week!
February 19, 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...

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.
The theme of this year’s UA-IS is “Nurturing the Seeds of Innovation” and the submission deadline is Feb. 21.
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...

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.
All proceeds from the event and ‘Go Red Week’ go to the Alpha Phi Foundation to support women’s cardiac care.
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...

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.
The campaign, titled “We Rise Together,” focuses on supporting three different facets of life at UA.
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...

Students Enjoy Comedian Routine During RHPB 9:09 Event

Several students enjoyed taking a break from homework and responsibilities during the event.
Sammy Obeid, a California native, has appeared on television shows such as “Conan” and “America’s Got Talent.”
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...

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

On the spot interviews about new topics each week!
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...

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.
Although there are no COVID-19 cases in Ohio, The University of Akron implemented travel restrictions due to nationwide travel warnings.
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...

MotherFood Bakery Fulfills Need for Vegan Option in Akron

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

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.
Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has started installing 252 new LED streetlights in the UA community.
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...

‘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.
A project that began as a Kickstarter in 2017 is now an Academy Award winning animated short film.
February 9, 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 —...

‘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.
This series is set to include different classes led by dance artists working today.
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...

Question: When Does a Person Become an Adult?

On the spot interviews about new topics each week!
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...

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.
With two award nominations for “Hair Love”, Matthew Cherry tells how being a Zip impacted his career and the inspiration for his book and short film.
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...

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.
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...

1984 by George Orwell: A Book Fitting for Modern Times

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

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.
Authorities in Calabasas, California, have been investigating the crash that claimed the lives of nine people, while fans continue to mourn the death of a basketball legend.
February 4, 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...

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.
In a report by the National Council of Teacher Quality (NCTQ), UA’s program includes exemplary coursework in teaching literacy.
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...

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.
The Women’s Studies program hosted the production in E.J. Thomas Hall on Jan. 31.
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,...

Question: What is Your Opinion on the Impeachment Trial?

On the spot interviews about new topics each week!
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...

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

American printmaker Tom Hück with a selection of his works.
Printmaker Tom Hück has also been chosen as the Spring 2020 Myers residency artist.
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...

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.
As a student with disabilities about to graduate in May, I didn’t expect this to be the start to my last semester.
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...

Career Services Hosting Internship & Career Fair for Students, Alumni

Resumes and professional dress attire are required for both the Feb. 11 and 12 events.
The event is free and open to those looking for internships and long-term employment, along with those looking to network.
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...

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.
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...

New Leadership Rebuilding UA’s Campus Habitat for Humanity

Students involved with Campus Habitat for Humanity pose after participating in winter build trip.
After a rough transition in leadership, new members are working to improve the student organization.
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...

LGBTUA Advocates for Equality, Inclusivity on Campus

Members of LGBTUA watching videos on a computer.
UA’s largest LGBTQ club offers a support network for students and works to create a welcoming environment for everyone.
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,...

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.
When they’re not working behind a canvas, students from the Myers School of Art are working to give back.
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...

‘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.
UA’s chapter of the national organization focuses on educating students about sexual health and reproductive justice.
December 10, 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...

‘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
The program partners with The University of Akron and Stark State College to help give customer service employees access to higher education.
December 10, 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...

Annual Wild Lights Open at Akron Zoo

The Akron Zoo’s annual lighting event will feature walls of animated lights set to holiday music.
December 10, 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...

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.
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...

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.
As a graduate from The University of Akron, this actress, game show host and voice over artist gained her first media exposure through WZIP.
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...

Myers School of Art Students Travel To Toledo

Myers students view “Everything Is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music”
Students had the opportunity to the Toledo Museum of Art.
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...

Students Split Over Decision to End Five Star Fridays

Five-Star Fridays was first implemented by former UA
President Matthew Wilson.
UA leaders have announced the elimination of the short-lived four-day class schedule due to numerous factors.
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...

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.
This group is one of three college chapters, including Kent State University and Walsh, dedicated to supporting the local hospital and kids.
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...

Swiss Graphic Designer, Letterpress Printer Dafi Kühne Lectures At UA

Dafi Kühne poses next to one version of a letterpress.
Presented as part of the 2019-2020 Myers Residencies, Kühne also lead a letterpress workshop for students during his visit to campus.
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...

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.”
Photographs from Adam Bernard’s series “Project Belvedere” are paired with writings from colleagues to showcase beauty within the Midwest.
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...

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.
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,...

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.
The times I have volunteered while at The University of Akron have given me some of my most valuable college experiences.
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...

ZPN Root Beer Kegger Inspires Student Safety

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

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.
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...

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.
No transportation made it difficult for student volunteers to complete service projects in the Akron community, so they completed their own on campus.
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...

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.
Students can now gain background knowledge for personal use from this new minor.
November 5, 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,...

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.
As other responsibilities can make attendance difficult for part-time students, the program aims to make education more accessible.
November 5, 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...

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.
Video game artist and Carnegie Mellon University assistant professor Angela Washko will speak at the museum.
November 5, 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...

‘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.
Faculty at UA developed a free community outreach program to address the heart-health crisis in Summit County.
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...

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.”
The museum’s upcoming exhibit “The Distance of the Moon” will feature works that display the moon’s influence on creativity and scientific findings.
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...

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.
Organized by Fundación MAPFRE, the challenge introduces students to different roles in insurance industries.
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...

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.
In their first performance in the upper room of the Music Box Supper Club, this popular Youngstown band had a full house.
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...

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.
Dr. Joe Urgo will fill the position during the national search for this position.
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...

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.
Running from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, a wide variety of events will be available for campus community members to participate in.
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...

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.
This will show the use of a variety of mediums and materials to portray the complexities of chronic and mental illnesses and their impacts.
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...

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