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Akron Symphony Orchestra to Perform Score from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Akron Symphony Orchestra to Perform Score from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

November 9, 2017

On Nov. 11, E.J. Thomas Hall will be hosting The Akron Symphony who will be performing award-winning composer and Oscar winner, John Williams’ score from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Thi...

Myers School of Art Celebrates Alumni Artists

Myers School of Art Celebrates Alumni Artists

November 1, 2017

Two alumni from The University of Akron Myers School of Art are showing their work at the Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall from Oct. 26 to Nov. 22. Mike Gable’s exhibit, “special interest," is displa...

Akron Symphony Performing “Video Games Live”

Akron Symphony Performing “Video Games Live”

October 27, 2017

At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, music from the most popular video games will be performed by the Akron Symphony at “Video Games Live.” E.J. Thomas Hall will be hosting the event and their website des...

“The Skin of Our Teeth” Opens Oct. 26

“The Skin of Our Teeth” Opens Oct. 26

October 23, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “The Skin of Our Teeth” written by Thornton Wilder is celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary. Professor of Theatre at The University of Akron, James Slowiak, is dir...

The 2380 Film Club’s Showing of “Night of the Living Dead”

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2017

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Movies

The 2380 Film Club will be showing the cult classic “Night of the Living Dead” on Oct. 25 in celebration of the movie’s 50th anniversary. The showing will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theater at The University of Akron. The showing will be free and open to everyone. The announcement of the showing on Zipmail said “Night of the Living Dead” was a groundbreaking indie horror film that cemented the zombi...

Enjoy the Fall Season in Akron

Enjoy the Fall Season in Akron

October 20, 2017

The Akron area has a lot of activities for the community to enjoy that are specific to fall and Halloween. Whether you want to go through a corn maze or go to a haunted house, there’s something for ...

Akron Musician Finds Inspiration in Hometown Influence

Akron Musician Finds Inspiration in Hometown Influence

October 16, 2017

LuvAbstract, is a pop/rap artist who explores all types of genres including electro and R&B. He is an up and coming musician from Akron, Ohio. Not only is LuvAbstract from Akron himself, but the fri...

Matt Kenyon Exhibit Stands on the Corner of Science and Art

Matt Kenyon Exhibit Stands on the Corner of Science and Art

October 10, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, students, faculty, and members of the general public gathered inside Folk Hall at The University of Akron to hear a lecture by artist Matt Kenyon on many of his creations. Afterwar...

Kinky Boots Coming to E.J. Thomas Hall

Kinky Boots Coming to E.J. Thomas Hall

October 9, 2017

On its fifth year on Broadway, “Kinky Boots” will be making its way to Akron after being seen by over 5 million people worldwide. “Kinky Boots” has won six Tony Awards including Best Musical...

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

September 28, 2017

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Black Male Summit. The two-day event will be held on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at the John S. Knight Center and the Student Union at The Universi...

Love Akron to Host Sixth Annual Awards Breakfast

By Emily Bower, Contributor

September 25, 2017

Filed under Akron News, Lifestyles

Love Akron will host their sixth annual awards breakfast at the John S. Knight Center on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at  6:45 a.m. The Love Akron Awards are held each September in memory of the late Brenda Burnham Unruh.   The awards breakfast is meant to honor two distinguished servant leaders in the Akron community. This year’s honorees include Scott Myers, Gina Burk, Pastor Knute Larson, Dr. Ron Fowler, Robert Dejournett and P...

Akron Symphony’s Opening Night: The Slavic Soul

Akron Symphony’s Opening Night: The Slavic Soul

September 22, 2017

The Akron Symphony Orchestra will open their 2017-2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8:00 p.m. at EJ Thomas Hall with a special concert titled, The Slavic Soul. The Orchestra’s opening concert will feature ...

Free Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum

Free Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum

September 21, 2017

The Akron Art Museum has free admission on Thursdays for individuals to come and enjoy the galleries at no cost from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. “Free Thursdays is a good way for us to give back to the commu...

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

September 19, 2017

Every year, universities across the U.S. embark on a journey called sorority recruitment.  A tradition that has survived for centuries for one very important reason: sisterhood.   The women in the Panhelle...

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

September 18, 2017

The Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit is currently open to the public at Folk Hall until Wednesday, Sept. 20. The exhibit, which opened on Aug. 24 in the Emily Davis Gallery, features art from 26 full and p...

Tuesday Musical: Prelude! Opens September 16

Tuesday Musical: Prelude! Opens September 16

September 15, 2017

Tuesday Musical is an Akron arts organization that presents concerts and performances created by some of the finest classical musicians and also provides meaningful education and engagement programs for the...

Exploring Greek Life

Exploring Greek Life

August 28, 2017

As one begins their college journey, they look for a place to belong, to be challenged, motivated, inspired and above all a place to create memories. The University of Akron’s Fraternity and Sorority...

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

August 28, 2017

Not only are there many great opportunities and fun things to do on The University of Akron campus, there are also so many things to do in the city of Akron. In downtown Akron, there are plenty of event...

“Songs for a New World” coming to Akron in September

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

August 28, 2017

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles, Music, Theater

Tony award winner, Jason Robert Brown who is known for “Parade” and “Bridges of Madison County” is bringing his first musical to Akron. Brown’s “Songs for a New World” is very diverse, not only with its casting, but also with the stories the musical tells. “Songs for a New World” is the story of many lives shown through different time periods and places across the world, which examine life and love t...

UA prof publishes short story

By Abigail Bashor, acb130@zips.uakron.edu

December 8, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

UA English professor Robert Pope has recently published a short story called “Speaking for Myself” in Chicago Literati, a literary magazine based out of Chicago. The nonprofit magazine, which publishes “diverse voices” and “champions the unknown artist,” used Pope’s story in its December “existentialism” issue. Pope, who teaches fiction writing and literature at UA, has previously published a nove...

Cram Jam

By Arden Palmquist, Arts and Life Editor

December 8, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

As final week approaches and the anxiety kicks in, students all over campus are preparing for the worst part of the semester: finals week. The University’s Greek life, every year, plans a little session for students to come together in Bierce library for a “Cram Jam.” On Monday, Dec. 12 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Greek life will be taking over the library for Greek and non-Greek students. For 40 minutes, students...

Clubs to watch out for: 12-8-2016

By Arden Palmquist, Arts and Life Editor

December 8, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Exercise Science Club The Exercise Science club exists to develop professional skills and knowledge for sports science and wellness education students on campus. With that intent, the club will seek out and create opportunities that increase students’ knowledge and understanding of exercise physiology and the profession, provide students with professional experiences within the University and community, improve professional ...

And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

And the Lord sayeth: Let there be skate

December 5, 2016

You hear it as you are walking across Coleman Commons: the whirring drone of skateboard wheels approaching in the distance as they steadily bear down on you. Clip-clip. The sidewalk segments interrupt...

President Wilson hits a new note

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

December 5, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

This Saturday, Dec. 10, University of Akron President Matthew Wilson will be playing tuba for the first time ever in Akron’s 37th annual TubaChristmas at E.J. Thomas Hall. Performances are at 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and are free for the public and $10 for participants. President Wilson is a well-seasoned tuba veteran of less than one week. He was invited to participate in TubaChristmas by UA’s music department and...

Patrons encouraged to “Interface” with art exhibit

By Keli Geers, kmg181@zips.uakron.edu

December 1, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Saturday, Dec. 3 marks the opening of Myers School of Art senior Nathan Prebonick’s exhibition, “Interface.” The exhibition is Prebonick’s senior exhibition and serves as his final requirement needed to graduate with a bachelor’s in fine arts with a concentration in painting and drawing. Dani Adams of summitartspace.org describes the exhibition as an exploration of Prebonick’s catalog of works over the past two years, wi...

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

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

December 1, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) is joining forces with Zips for St. Jude to host a Slime Event. All proceeds are being donated to St. Jude’s Research Hospital. The event is rather simple. Students, faculty and staff donate money to the one of eight UA staff members and administrators who they want to see slimed. Upon entering the event, which will be held in the Student Union Starbucks lounge,...

Senior Week

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

December 1, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

As the semester comes to an end, it’s time for the winter class of 2016 to start planning for what lies beyond The University of Akron. But before they turn their tassels from right to left, the University is throwing a week to celebrate them. “Senior week provides events and opportunities for seniors to celebrate the accomplishment of graduating from The University of Akron,” says Assistant Director of Campus Programs...

Matt Corey Comes to Akron

Matt Corey Comes to Akron

November 30, 2016

On Nov. 29, 2016, saxophonist Matt Corey performed at The University of Akron Student Union for the last 7:17 p.m. show of the semester. Corey, who is also a lead vocalist, was joined by his friends Ad...

The faces of hunger: part two

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 29, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

University of Akron graduate student Valerie Ziemba has made it her mission to combat the stigma connected to hunger and raise awareness about students experiencing food insecurity. She is looking for support from students, faculty, and administration to help launch the campaign, Food Forward, that she hopes will redefine the face of hunger and provide help where it is needed. Ziemba’s project is supported by prior res...

End-of-semester relaxation at ZPN events

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 29, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

The University of Akron’s Zips Programming Network (ZPN), which is a student organization that brings regularly-occurring educational and entertaining programs right here to campus, is lining up some end of-semester events to help students relax and take their minds off finals. It begins with a fine arts event tomorrow, Nov. 30, in the Student Union Piano Lounge from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., where students will get the chan...

Rocky Horror in the Union

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

November 22, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

“ASSHOLE! SLUT!” the audience yelled at the illuminated theater screen inside the Student Union Theatre on Saturday night as The Rocky Horror Picture Show played. In it’s strange, extra-terrestrially familiarity, Rocky Horror once again graced The University of Akron’s campus this semester as part of the Zips Programming Network’s (ZPN) special showing. The impact of the transsexual, defiant film can hardly be ...

The faces of hunger: part one

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 22, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

For many students attending The University of Akron, Thanksgiving break is a chance to spend time with family and enjoy an abundance of food. Unfortunately, some students see it as just another day spent wondering where their next meal will come from. It’s not a matter of choosing between menus. It’s a matter of whether or not they will be able to buy something to eat at all. That is the definition of “food insecurity...

Guided Meditation

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 16, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Stressed at school? Looking for a free way on campus to relieve some anxiety? Or maybe you’re just trying to find a nice environment in which to relax. The American Chemical Society (ACS) has you covered. The UA student chapter of ACS invites all students and faculty to a weekly meditation activity on Monday. The event runs from 11:30 a.m to noon each week in the Student Union room 314. Meditation is known to re...

ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

November 16, 2016

  On Nov.15, spoken word artist “Odd?Rod” performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union Starbucks 7:17 p.m. show. Odd?Rod, whose real name is Roderick Borisade, is a well-known p...

Clubs to look out for

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 16, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

The Guitar Club The purpose of The University of Akron Guitar Club is to provide funds to bring prominent guest artists to campus for performances and masterclasses. The club wants to foster and encourage appreciation of high-quality guitar music throughout the community and provide a nexus for aficionados of the guitar throughout the college community. Multicultural Honors Society Multicultural Honors Society is about discus...

Tunes at Noon today

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 16, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

The University of Akron is observing International Student Week today in the Student Union Piano Lounge. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tunes at Noon, hosted by the Zips Programming Network (ZPN), will serve to highlight the many international student organizations at UA. International Student Week is part of a national event titled International Education Week (IEW). It is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural ...

Culture Fest

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 14, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

The University of Akron’s Office of International Programs is hosting a Culture Fest this Friday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Student Union Ballrooms and is open to all students. Students from all around the world will be at this event to share food, facts, and fun activities from their heritage. There will also be traditional performances and dances originating from different cult...

Giving Tuesday

November 14, 2016

The Akron Art Museum is joining the #givingtuesday movement in hopes of fully funding the Akron Art Library. Giving Tuesday is a social media driven event that hopes to encourage philanthropic acts by...

Help fight hunger and homelessness

Help fight hunger and homelessness

November 14, 2016

This week, The University of Akron’s civic engagement program serveAkron is highlighting the issues of hunger and homelessness in Akron and the surrounding areas. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week...

Theater program returns to UA

Theater program returns to UA

November 9, 2016

After a two-year hiatus, the theater arts degree program is back at The University of Akron for this upcoming spring semester, following approval from the Board of Trustees and the Ohio Department of High...

Students retell voices of Vietnam

Students retell voices of Vietnam

November 9, 2016

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is a black wall listing the names of the 58,200 Americans who died in the Vietnam War. This wall is 150 yards long. If we made a monument listing the thr...

Students transcribe 400-year-old manuscript

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 9, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Yesterday, as part of an international transcribing event, about a dozen volunteers from The University of Akron worked to transcribe a 17th-century handwritten recipe manuscript and, in so doing, make it a typed-out, computer-encoded and electronically searchable document. This effort was an example of a “transcribathon,” which is an event that aims to complete a full transcription of a text in a set amount of tim...

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

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 9, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

HAkron HAkron is a student organization that aims at connecting people with an interest in computer science and programming. Check out our article on the group from Oct. 19, 2016 called “HAkron dominates hackathon.” Love Your Melon Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America as well as supporting nonprofit organizations who lead the fight against ped...

Second week of ‘The American Play’

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 9, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Theater

This November the UA Theatre Arts main stage production is “The America Play,” written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Jimmie Woody. The next performances take place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 and at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10-12 in Sandefur Theatre at Guzetta Hall. On the surface, “The America Play” is about an African-American gravedigger, played by John Sturdivant, known as “The Lesser Man.” He has been told that ...

Relax at Wag Time

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Disabilities Awareness Week, the annual event meant to inform and educate about the various issues faced by those with disabilities, as well as help create a campus that is inclusive to everyone, has come to an end. To top the week off on Friday, Nov. 4, UA’s Office of Accessibility held an event at Bierce Library where students could come and hang out with a few therapy dogs from Wag Time. These therapy dogs go into ...

PRSSA visits Eaton

By George Dunlap, gpd4@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

On Friday, Nov. 4, UA’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) visited the Eaton Corporation in Eaton, Ohio for PRSA Student Day. This event gave members of PRSSA the opportunity to understand the lives of public relations representatives and ask questions about their daily routines in the workplace. The Eaton Corporation hosted three different panels with representatives from all over Ohio ...

Feature: An experience at the Etiquette Dinner

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Last Wednesday I, and many other students and alumni, attended Career Service’s Etiquette Dinner in the Student Union Ballroom. For only $5, registered guests received professional headshots for use with services such as LinkedIn, a chance to meet with area professionals and practice networking, and a three-course dinner. Once I got my nametag I saw the line for the professional headshots. First impressions are extreme...

UA women in Greek Life join Circle of Sisterhood

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

With the time to give coming just around the corner, it felt needed to discuss a group of Greek Life women from different chapters on campus devoting their time to a philanthropy called Circle of Sisterhood. The week of Nov. 7 through the 12th is Circle of Sisterhood Week. Starting on Monday, there will be a $2 Pure Barre class in the Student Union Ballrooms from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Tuesday, there will be a UA Speaks ...

Day of the Dead at UA

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Yesterday, UA’s faculty-led Mesa Hispana set up a table in the Student Union yesterday to share with students the culture around “The Day of the Dead.” On Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, this Mexican holiday is held in honor for loved ones who have passed away. The first day is for the children who have passed and the second day for the elders that have passed. UA Spanish professor Atziri Sedano Muzquiz, who helped organize th...

Clubs to look out for

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

November 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Electronics Club Electronics Club is designed to inspire undergraduate students to develop their electrical creativity and abilities. Combined with greater Akron, Canton, and Cleveland companies, students can become energized through other electrical engineers. This club is open to anyone who has interest in developing their skills in soldering and break boarding. I Heart Disney Pixar Club (Disney Club) This club brings toget...

Red-tailed hawk spotted on campus

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Onlookers gathered near the ramped entrance to the Rec Center last Wednesday afternoon to witness the mesmerizing spectacle of a hawk capturing a freshly caught gray squirrel. The magnificent avian raptor, a fully grown female red-tailed hawk, stood proudly over her kill as passing students snapped pictures of the encounter between predator and prey. As quickly as students could spot the carnage, smartphones were wrestled ...

Seventh collage at EJ

October 31, 2016

Last week, The University of Akron celebrated its seventh musical and theatrical collage at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday Oct. 26. The Kula Concert Series from the Cleveland Kulas Foundation help...

Ski club looks to Colorado slopes

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

The University of Akron Ski and Snowboarding club will travel to Winter Park, Colorado this November to spend four days riding the slopes. Any UA student is welcome to attend. The club invites students from other universities to join for an additional $50 fee. All interested students will pay $500 for five nights in a condo, four lift tickets, and shuttles to and from the airport. Members are in charge of booking their o...

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 31, 2016

A small cult composed of students wearing fishnets, high heels, and lipstick assembled in Folk Hall to view, or rather experience, the absurd, yet strangely familiar spectacle of The Rocky Horror Picture Sho...

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

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

October 26, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Ballroom Dance Club This group of students comes together to learn, practice, and teach different types of ballroom dancing for both fun and preparing for competition. This club is focused on teaching the basic steps of each dance, and doesn’t require students to have any prior knowledge going into it. The organization is all about introducing a new and fun way to meet people in a setting that students might not have...

YouTube sensation performs at Akron

YouTube sensation performs at Akron

October 26, 2016

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, YouTube sensation Matt Beilis performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). This was Beilis’ f...

ZPN Hosts Trunk or Treat

By George Dunlap, gpd4@zips.uakron.edu

October 26, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

On Thursday, Oct.  27, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) will be hosting an event called “Trunk or Treat” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Leggett Elementary School by Allen and Thornton Street in Akron, Ohio. ZPN invites all departments and student organizations of The University of Akron to volunteer their time in providing the Leggett elementary students with a fun trick-or-treating experience. “This event is ...

Students Adopt a Classroom

Students Adopt a Classroom

October 24, 2016

Zips for Akron Hope is a student organization created to support Akron Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring hope to the next generation through various outreach programs that promote ...

Guitar virtuosos visit Akron for first time

Guitar virtuosos visit Akron for first time

October 24, 2016

For a surreal 60 minutes on Tuesday evening, the audience of Akron’s Musica marveled at the sonic virtuosity of Texan guitarist Andy Timmons. In his first ever trip to Akron as a touring musician of 28 year...

‘Voice’ winner performs at union

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Music

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, former “The Voice” season one winner (2011) Javier Colon performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). Colon started the 7:17 p.m. show with a song from his album, “Coming Through For You.” The entire performance was acoustic: him and his guitar. Colon also talked about his time on the show. He said that he was ...

Zips take on Halloweekend at Ceder Point

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

On Saturday, Oct. 15,  the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) put on a special event for University of Akron students: a free bus trip to the Ohio amusement park Cedar Point with free admission to all the activities and rides.    Each semester, ZPN offers three similar bus trips to students. This outing was the second of this semester’s series — and it was a big hit with the 54 students who attended. “ZPN gave m...

Sponsor Day for SAE teams

Sponsor Day for SAE teams

October 19, 2016

On Sunday afternoon, The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) showed off the engineering design teams’ latest vehicles during its annual Sponsor Day. The engineering design teams of SAE Aero Design, Formu...

Compete in local shark tank for $10,000

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

On Nov. 17, three local entrepreneurs will compete for up to $10,000 in business startup investments as part of FUEL, a new competition promoted to students by the EXL Center. FUEL is a shark tank competition created by The Bit Factory, a local startup accelerator located on 526 South Main Street in Akron. Shark tank competitions like this involve entrepreneurs who pitch their startup business ideas to a group of potential investo...

Operation Dittelgrab at the Union

Operation Dittelgrab at the Union

October 17, 2016

Last Wednesday, Oct. 12, former America’s Got Talent contestants Adam Grabowski and Eric Dittelman drew a crowd of over 450 students to The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized ...

Let the Rec make you fit

Let the Rec make you fit

October 17, 2016

Did you know that The University of Akron offers one free Physical Fitness Assessment per year to its students and faculty? In just one appointment, you can have an assessment which tests weight, height, mus...

Phi Gamma Delta parties with puppies

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

On Friday, Oct. 28, 261 Spicer Street will be an animal house. Here, just behind the Student Wellness and Recreation Center, is where the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta will celebrate “The Puppy Party” to raise awareness about animal adoption and raise money that will go directly to a local animal shelter, One of a Kind Pet Rescue. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., puppies from Pet Rescue shelter will be ready for action. St...

Aspiring metalsmith exhibits work

By Keli Geers, kmg181@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Last week, the Zeber-Martell Gallery in downtown Akron exhibited the work of University of Akron senior Jaclyn Hale. Hale, who is pursuing a bachelor’s in metalsmithing at the Myers School of Art, spent over a year preparing for the exhibition, which she titled “Dénouement.” The exhibit featured a collection of Hale’s jewelry, which is a mix of one-of-a-kind pieces and production sets, the latter of which she m...

As week two closes, Zombies vanquish Humans

As week two closes, Zombies vanquish Humans

October 10, 2016

The only thing standing between humanity’s societal remains and the impending zombie menace was wits, agility, and of course a trusty Nerf blaster. Such was the dilemma for the last bastion of survivo...

Opeth draws 1,100 to Goodyear Theatre

Opeth draws 1,100 to Goodyear Theatre

October 10, 2016

Hordes of metal fans gathered in Akron to enjoy Swedish metal band Opeth perform music from its “Sorceress World Tour” last Saturday night, Oct. 8. The band released its latest album (and 12th st...

Disability Awareness Week

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

This year at UA, Oct. 31 won’t just be a day to wear costumes and eat candy.  Halloween kicks off “Disabilities Awareness Week.” This event is organized by the Office of Accessibility (OA) and highlights its mission to not only provide a fully accessible education to students with disabilities, but also to “celebrate a culturally sensitive and accessible campus.” Many of the daily events take place in the Student Union.  Stud...

Open mic night kicks off homecoming week

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

In honor of the 2016 Homecoming week, an open mic night was held at the Student Union Starbucks on Monday evening. Any student could sign up before the event to perform in front of the audience. Between performances, the audience was informed about all of the fun events that are taking place this week leading up to homecoming. The audience loved the variety of performances and really got into the music and poetry. ...

Biomimicry in architecture

Biomimicry in architecture

October 5, 2016

In Folk Hall Auditorium, a crowd of students, faculty, and community members gathered to attend Philip Beesley’s lecture on the uses of robotics and artificial intelligence in architecture, Monday evening...

Comedian roasts students

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

The University of Akron welcomed American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and comedy singer Chris D'elia at EJ Thomason Hall on Tuesday night. D’elia is known for playing Alex Miller on the NBC sitcom Whitney, and for the role of Danny Burton on the sitcom Undateable, which is also on NBC. He appeared in a Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, a series where a group of comedians humorously mock (or “roast”) a celebr...

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

October 3, 2016

A few graduating seniors of The University of Akron’s College of Engineering donated their time to assist with the restoration, preservation, and display of historical aircraft at the MAPS Air Museum...

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

October 3, 2016

Over one hundred people attended the debut of the “Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space” exhibition at the Akron Museum of Art on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The exhibit features works ...

‘The Voice’ contestant comes to the Union

‘The Voice’ contestant comes to the Union

October 3, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 28, former “The Voice” contestant Kristen Merlin performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). ...

Serve the community and make a difference

Serve the community and make a difference

September 28, 2016

In the print version of this article, it is wrongly implied that one can register for the work one wants to do on Make A Difference Day at the event itself. This is not the case. Rather, one must go ...

The ‘adventure awaits’ at homecoming

September 28, 2016

One of the biggest highlights of football season is the homecoming game and, the night before the game, the homecoming dance. The dance will be held on Oct. 7 in the Student Union Ballrooms with doors open...

Two Children’s Hospital employees go the extra mile

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

September 26, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Akron Children’s Hospital nurses CJ and Karah Novince of Wadsworth, Ohio joined 13,000 runners in the annual Akron Marathon this weekend to support both the hospital and the children they work with every day. This year’s marathon was supported by the Akron Children’s Hospital. The race started the morning of Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7 a.m., with all the runners beginning on High Street. They worked their way throug...

Comedian overcomes stutter with laughter

Comedian overcomes stutter with laughter

September 26, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 21, comedian Drew Lynch brought a crowd of 682 to its feet with an exceptional first-time 9:09 p.m. performance at The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall. The event was organized b...

Love and Learn Doll Project

By Michelle Kreidler, msk61@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

This past Saturday, Sept. 17, a special social welfare session was held at the Firestone Park Baptist Church to support the “Love and Learn Doll Project,” which is a program in Akron Public Schools’ “Project RISE.” The session was developed by Baomei Zhao, a professor in UA’s school of social work, who offers her students service learning opportunities as part of her introductory social welfare course. Since...

UofA celebrates Diversity

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Students all over campus came together yesterday for Diversity Fest at the Student Union Piano Lounge to learn about student organization on campus that promote diversity. This event allows each club to educate students on who and what they are in hope to recruit new members. The event was put on by Harwinder Nagra, the diversity chair of the Zips Programming Network, and was part of Diversity Week at The University of Akron. ...

“Handshake” Your Way Into A Career

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Handshake, a job posting board in its third year at universities around the country, has replaced UA’s Career Link/College Central Network — which had over 5,800 participating employers. The new job board will, over time, add hundreds of new employers. A few weeks ago, students received an email from the University of Akron Career Services office announcing the decision. Similarly, in the Student Union there was a large...

Helping students stay in touch with their families

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

The University of Akron held a family weekend on Saturday and Sunday to help students stay close to their families. Family weekend was a great opportunity for any family member to visit the University and spend time with their loved ones —  and get to know the school’s campus. A UA grandmother, Dorothy Hardesty, 87, said, “Oh, I had such a good time spending time with my granddaughter and this brought back a...

Hypnotist dazzles audience at EJ

Hypnotist dazzles audience at EJ

September 19, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 14, hypnotist Michael C. Anthony gave an exceptional 9:09 p.m. performance at The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall, which was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Boar...

Find Dory in Coleman Common

Find Dory in Coleman Common

September 19, 2016

Nearly two hundred people gathered at the Coleman Common on Friday for an outdoor movie viewing, the first event of its kind. The Zips Programming Network (ZPN) showed “Finding Dory” — the seque...

Amanda Shires at Musica

Amanda Shires at Musica

September 19, 2016

On Thursday, Sept. 15, Musica hosted Texan singer, songwriter, and musician Amanda Shires and her country western band. An intimate crowd of fifty people paid the reasonable price of $18 to watch the perfo...

Make the Career Fair work for you

Make the Career Fair work for you

September 15, 2016

  Want to hire into a field that aligns with your major or area of study? The University of Akron’s upcoming Career Fairs, all taking place in the Student Union, will put students in direct con...

Let UA take you abroad

Let UA take you abroad

September 15, 2016

In the printed version of this article, the photo is wrongly attributed to Kristina Aiad-Toss. George Dunlap took the photo.  The University of Akron held its Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday to help...

2,997 lives, 2,997 flags: remembering 9/11

2,997 lives, 2,997 flags: remembering 9/11

September 15, 2016

In remembrance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, employees of the UA Center for Service and Leadership placed miniature American flags in the grass of Coleman Common last week. Each of the 2,997 America...

Civic Theatre discounts tickets for students

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

September 15, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Oops! The printed version of this article has an unfinished headline, reading "Akron Civic headline."  The Akron Civic Theater will be giving discounted tickets to University of Akron students for the upcoming Akron Music Arts Association Showcase. Tickets for the event are on sale now for $30 per person, and can be purchased on akronmusicart.com. Students at The University of Akron get a $10 discount. The Civic will be ho...

Clubs to watch out for 9-15-16

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

September 15, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Akronauts Rocket Design Team This club is a high-powered, sub-sonic group. The team designs, innovated, builds, and even launches experimental sounding rockets. Its most recent project was a rocket called “Project Daedalus,” which stood 12.5’ tall, weighed 83 lbs. and reached an altitude of 10,300 feet. The club competed internationally and will attend the International Rocket Engineering Competition in June. The t...

UA takes on Chicago’s Red Bull Illume

UA takes on Chicago’s Red Bull Illume

September 12, 2016

Red Bull, partnering with major companies such as Sony, sponsored Red Bull Illume, a photography contest that is geared toward adventure and action. Its goal is to bring the public and sports world tog...

ZPN hosts late night bingo

ZPN hosts late night bingo

September 12, 2016

The Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted a “Survival Bingo Night,” which featured prizes to help students survive college like a television and caffeinated beverages. Last Friday, attendees gath...

Clubs to watch out for on campus

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

September 7, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

AK Bhangra This is a student-run organization on campus which aims to express the Punjabi (Indian) culture through a well-known dance: Bhangra. The club mixes traditional Punjabi dance moves with modern hip-hop. The team’s goal is to increase awareness and respect of the culture through charities, fundraisers, and even Bhangra competitions. There will be a recruitment event Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. located in the Infocisi...

Touchdown Music Fest

Touchdown Music Fest

September 7, 2016

The Touchdown Music Fest kicked off its first year at the Lee R. Jackson track and field complex Saturday afternoon to a crowd of over five hundred students, alumni, and community members. The planned-...

Cram with Greek life

May 4, 2016

Concerned about the library being packed for finals week? Join The University of Akron’s Interfraternity and Panhellenic Council for Cram Jam, which is a 45-minute study session with 15-minute breaks...

SpringFest 2016

May 4, 2016

It’s that time of year again – students are celebrating the end of another semester. What better way to do this than by attending SpringFest? SpringFest is on Friday, May 6 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in...

Graphic design seniors showcase work

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

May 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Showcase

Last Friday, University of Akron senior graphic design students showcased their final portfolios at the The Myer’s Touch Exhibition in Folk Hall. The show consisted of two parts. From 4:30 p.m. until  6 p.m., professional employers viewed the artist's work, while the remainder of the event was for friends, family, students and other attendees. The portfolios will be displayed at Folk Hall until May 6. Among the 36 seniors...

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

May 2, 2016

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) capped off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with its 11th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on April 29 at Lock 3. Since 2005, the Medina and Summit County Rape Crisis...

Hawaiian Festival to end semester

By Johanna Barnowski, Writer

May 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Some University of Akron students decided to end their semester with tiki torches, hula skirts, and a giant beach ball. These students attended the Zips Programming Network’s (ZPN) Hawaiian Festival in the Student Union on April 29. The event, ZPN’s last of the semester, featured Hawaiian-themed games, pineapple and coconut refreshments, music, and raffle prize packs. Event organizer and ZPN Late Night Chair AJ...

Ready, set, mark your calendars

Ready, set, mark your calendars

April 27, 2016

Get ready to deck out in glow sticks and black light material for The University of Akron’s third annual 5k Glow Run on Friday, April 29 at the Lee R. Jackson Track & Field Complex. The run begins...

Akron Hope takes the cake in Cupcake Wars

Akron Hope takes the cake in Cupcake Wars

April 27, 2016

University of Akron student organizations had the opportunity to compete in Cupcake Wars, hosted by the Zips Programming Network, on April 25 in the Student Union. Teams decorated their cupcakes with...

Finals aren’t ‘ruff’ with WAGtime dogs

Finals aren’t ‘ruff’ with WAGtime dogs

April 27, 2016

As finals week quickly approaches, sleep-deprived students’ stress levels rise. To offer relief, Bierce Library is bringing back dogs for WAGtime. The animals are courtesy of Summa Health System....

Tarantino’s revival weekend

By Preston Davis, Writer

April 25, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

The past week of the Zips Programming Network’s (ZPN) movie series featured two films from director Quentin Tarantino. Following its normal procedure of screening recently released films, ZPN aired “The Hateful Eight” and cult-classic “Pulp Fiction” as part of an additional throwback Thursday event. Both movies were shown in the Student Union Theater. UA students attended the movies for free and enjoyed complimentary...

A rockin’ Earth Day

A rockin’ Earth Day

April 25, 2016

To celebrate Earth Day, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted Rock and Recycle on April 21 with featured bands Scenic Route and Spirit of the Bear. At the event, which ran from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.,...

Suicide prevention walk

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

April 25, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Each year 42,773 Americans commit suicide. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) website. To help spread awareness, hundreds of Akronites walked across The University of Akron campus during the third annual Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk on April 24. The suicide prevention walk is meant to bring people together to make a...

Acapella in the spring

Acapella in the spring

April 25, 2016

The all-female acapella group called Kanga Blue attracted nearly 300 people to its annual free spring concert at Leigh Hall auditorium on Friday evening. The group took the stage at 7 p.m and, over...

Men talk about sexual assault

Men talk about sexual assault

April 20, 2016

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) hosted Let’s talk! Men’s Action Night on Monday, April 28, which was a men’s sexual assault awareness discussion for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During the presentation,...

Major change

Major change

April 20, 2016

Many college students have wondered whether or not they chose the right major or minor. Students have to decide their major as teenagers, and sometimes it is hard to be sure that major was the right fit...

Fundraiser for Haitians; every ‘penne’ counts

Fundraiser for Haitians; every ‘penne’ counts

April 20, 2016

Enjoy spaghetti and support a good cause on Monday, April 25. The second annual Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by Zips for Haiti, is raising funds to bring Haitian students to The University of Akron. Money...

Students learn how to interact with employers

Students learn how to interact with employers

April 18, 2016

University of Akron students had the opportunity to gain helpful skills and engage with local businesses in a professional environment during Career Services’ Etiquette Dinner on April 13 in the Student...

CBA International Day connects students

By Johanna Barnowski, Writer

April 18, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

To learn more about different cultures, the College of Business Administration (CBA) held its annual International Day on April 13. Hosted by the CBA Graduate Cross Cultural Committee, International Day is an event where students from all different cultures can come together, connect, and learn about each other. Last Wednesday’s event featured students from 10 different countries. The table for each country displayed...

Ice cream for gender awareness

Ice cream for gender awareness

April 18, 2016

Students and faculty who walked through the Student Union on April 15 were delighted with a nice surprise: free ice cream — well, kind of. The Zips Programming Network hosted the makeshift ice cream...

Love shouldn’t hurt

Love shouldn’t hurt

April 13, 2016

The University of Akron’s Counseling and Testing Center hosted a workshop called “Love Shouldn’t Hurt” as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on April 12. This event was led by UA counselors...

Everybody dance now

Everybody dance now

April 13, 2016

Get a taste of Italy this Saturday, April 16 at the Masquerade Ball, hosted by the Ballroom Dance Club and the Latin Competition Team. This year’s theme is Carnevale di Venezia, which is inspired...

Songfest raises $6,845 for kids with cancer

Songfest raises $6,845 for kids with cancer

April 13, 2016

Twelve University of Akron sororities and fraternities sang and danced to raise money for children with cancer by competing at the 83rd annual Songfest competition last Sunday at E.J. Thomas Hall. Hosted...

International Film Festival showcases ‘Akron’

International Film Festival showcases ‘Akron’

April 11, 2016

Last Friday, directors Brian O’Donnell and Sasha King’s film “Akron” attracted a record 360 viewers to the Akron-Summit County Public Library as part of the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival. While...

Nursing, Social Work Career Fair

Nursing, Social Work Career Fair

April 6, 2016

Social work and nursing students had the opportunity to attend the Social Work and Nursing Career Fair on April 6 in the Student Union. More than 30 companies were present from the Northeast Ohio area...

Activist Katie Koestner speaks up for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 6, 2016

Katie Koestner, one of the first victims of date rape to speak out nationally, visited Akron to discuss her tragic experiences on April 5. Koestner’s discussion, titled Take Back the Night, was the second...

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