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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

Empowering through poetry

Empowering through poetry

February 17, 2016

“I’ll be by your side, scribbling love with a pink crayon all over their picket signs,” were the final words of Asia Samon’s heartfelt tribute poem to his sister, Carla Cassandra Samson, entitled...

The year of the monkey

The year of the monkey

February 10, 2016

Chinese New Year --or the Lunar New Year --begins with the new moon, and Feb. 8 marks year 4714. The Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. 2016 is considered...

Z-Fit kicks off new program

Z-Fit kicks off new program

January 25, 2016

The most common New Year’s resolution is the classic “let’s get in shape for spring break” goal which, understandably, is thrown to the wayside as people get back into the swing of their usual...

UA students volunteer abroad; Zips for Haiti raises $4,000

UA students volunteer abroad; Zips for Haiti raises $4,000

January 25, 2016

Rather than spending their winter breaks relaxing, a group of 25 University of Akron students ventured abroad on a service trip to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU)...

Educator by day; haunter by night

Educator by day; haunter by night

October 26, 2015

The price of college can make anyone feel scared; UA lecturer Ryan Pluta decided to capitalize on this fear by creating a haunted house to pay his way through college. Pluta is the successful business owner of Th...

Zips to make a difference

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2015

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

From cleaning train windows to creating holiday ornaments, more than 800 student volunteers from The University of Akron are expected to participate in the 11th annual “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, Oct. 24. “Make a Difference Day” is a day dedicated to giving back to the community and celebrated across the country on the last Saturday of October.  UA’s program is one of the largest university-based in...

Cheers to alcohol awareness

Cheers to alcohol awareness

October 19, 2015

Some college students might not be properly educated on the effects of drinking too much alcohol, and how it can affect both individuals and those around them. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,00...

The struggle of addiction

The struggle of addiction

October 14, 2015

Addiction, abuse, struggle, and willpower are all words that author David Sheff knows very well. “Beautiful Boy” author and father, David Sheff, talks about his oldest son, Nick, and his alcohol...

ImpROOve test taking skills

ImpROOve test taking skills

October 12, 2015

People often underestimate what is expected at a college level. Students who enter college with the mentality that it will be similar to high school might struggle with their grades. UA’s Counsel...

Don’t sweat it

Don’t sweat it

October 7, 2015

All students know it: exams are stressful. To overcome the accompanying anxiety and nervousness UA’s Counseling Center presented a workshop on reducing test anxiety in Simmons Hall. Eric Hayde...

A walk to remember

A walk to remember

October 5, 2015

More than 210,000 people in the state of Ohio live with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, and about 13,000 of them live in Summit County, according to Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer...

New assault awareness organization

New assault awareness organization

April 1, 2015

A new club on campus, Men of Strength, is looking to address mens roles in sexual violence. The group is a collegiate extension of the national non-profit organization, Men Can Stop Rape, and is looking...

Sleep for grades

Sleep for grades

March 18, 2015

The Counseling and Testing Center hosted a guest lecture by Matt Altiere, which focused on the benefits of healthy sleeping habits. Good Sleep and Academic Performance was presented on Tuesday, March 17...

Giving back during break

By Francis Schmidt, Arts & Life Writer

March 18, 2015

Filed under Lifestyles

Serve Akron is giving students the opportunity to go out for spring break and enjoy some warm weather destinations while doing good for the communities they visit. It's a program called “Alternative Spring Break,” and along with covering travel expenses they will cover food, lodging, and activities. Students who are attending had to take two training courses before their trip. The destinations include Winder, Georgia;...

Social media: another window to climb into

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under Housing Guide, Lifestyles

Social media use is growing every day, and with it comes a new tool for potential burglars. Around 78 percent of former burglars use Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare to find empty houses, according to a study from Credit Sesame in the United Kingdom. These social media sites allow users to share their specific location via technology such as Google Street View.  By simply posting one’s location on social media, burglars...

Ultimate roommate guide

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under Housing Guide, Lifestyles, Showcase

Most people who attend college end up living with one or many roommates. Sometimes you don’t have the luxury of picking a roommate; however, if a choice is available, there are qualities you can look for in a roommate that make for a blissful living environment. There is a lot to take into consideration when choosing who to live with. Some people who sign a lease with a friend find out that their friend’s habits may...

Tips for students on a college budget

Tips for students on a college budget

March 4, 2015

For college students, saving money, or at least having money in your pocket, is vital. Whether one needs money for an emergency, to pay tickets, bills, or day-to-day meals, money is a must have. But...

Lock 3 opens ice skating rink for winter

Lock 3 opens ice skating rink for winter

December 3, 2014

Lock 3 Park Ice Skating Rink is Akron’s home for winter fun. Lock 3, located next to the Akron Civic Theatre on Main Street, is known for being Ohio’s largest seasonal outdoor ice skating rink and...

OCSS lets students compete in lighting contest

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer

December 3, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) will be hosting a Holiday Lights Competition for students living south of Exchange Street. The competition is available to all students living in the areas bounded by Exchange Street, Sherman Street and Route 8. Students may register their apartment or house online by Monday, Dec. 1 and judging will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4. Although judging will only be for an hour...

Relaxation events held for students before finals week

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-chief

December 3, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

The University of Akron’s student organization, Holistic Leaders and Mindful Meditation, is hosting a week-long event that offers a different type of meditation, yoga, relaxation and healing opportunity for each day during the week before finals. The purpose of these events is to offer UA students a way to relax, find peace and heal during this busy and chaotic time of year. "I first started yoga two years ago as a...

USG adopted new Constitution

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

December 3, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Students voted until Wednesday, Nov. 19 on whether they would adopt the revised version of the Constitution of Undergraduate Student Government. The new constitutional clause now allows students to only serve on USG for a single semester, say if they were a senior with only one semester left, rather than being committed to a whole year. Another major change was that the Legislative branch doesn’t exclusively approve...

ACM holds gaming tournament

ACM holds gaming tournament

November 26, 2014

The Association for Computer Machinery held it’s 5th annual Child’s Play gaming tournament on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. in the Student Union ballrooms. The event had numerous games...

Health professionals clarify facts and myths of Ebola

Health professionals clarify facts and myths of Ebola

November 17, 2014

On Nov. 17 at the Student Union Theater, a panel of public health professionals came to The University of Akron to discuss the facts, myths and implications of Ebola. The panelists included Terry O'Sullivan,...

Collegiate Readership Program thriving at UA

Collegiate Readership Program thriving at UA

November 12, 2014

The Collegiate Readership program provides students with a diverse selection of newspapers for The University of Akron community. The program was brought to UA at the beginning of October through the...

CROW gives feminist awards

CROW gives feminist awards

November 12, 2014

The Committee for Research on Women and Gender held a short ceremony for the Outstanding Feminist Awards in The Institute for Teaching and Learning in Leigh Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 12. This event was...

Zippy’s 2nd annual Chili Cook-Off

Zippy’s 2nd annual Chili Cook-Off

November 11, 2014

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Zippy’s second annual Great Chili Cook-Off was underway from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. before The University of Akron’s football game against Bowling Green. Dining services in partner...

Miss Iowa 2013 visits UA

Miss Iowa 2013 visits UA

November 11, 2014

Miss Iowa 2013, Nicole Kelly, gave an interactive speech on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 3:20 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. Kelly was born missing her left hand, but didn’t let that affect...

Zippy Multisport raises money in Tri-for-a-Cure

By Ellen Papp, Arts & Life Writer

November 11, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

On Nov. 8th and 9th, Zippy Multisport (ZMS) hosted Tri-for-a-Cure in hopes of raising funds to help children and their families suffering from cancer. Tri-for-a-Cure is a charity triathlon for Akron Children’s Blood and Cancer fund which focuses  on helping families who cannot provide for themselves by providing them with medications, treatments, physical therapy and other medical treatments essential for recovering...

New PizzaFire gives students custom pies

New PizzaFire gives students custom pies

November 3, 2014

In a student’s busy schedule, it can be hard to find a fast food restaurant that serves good quality food. Luckily, the brand new PizzaFire fits the bill. PizzaFire, running since Wednesday, Oct.15...

November Akron Art Walk

November Akron Art Walk

November 3, 2014

The Akron Art Walk created an artistic atmosphere and on Nov. 1, Downtown Akron transformed into a creative frenzy. The first Saturday of every month, Downtown Akron hosts a free Akron Art Walk in a...

Food Day comes to Akron

Food Day comes to Akron

October 27, 2014

Food Day, which was hosted by The University of Akron School of Law at the Akron Public Library auditorium on Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m., focused on the American food epidemic. This is the fourth year that UA...

Akron native comes back to perform, and brings her fiancé

Akron native comes back to perform, and brings her fiancé

October 23, 2014

Musica in downtown Akron held a comedy night featuring Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito. Butcher is an Akron native who grew up in Kenmore and this was her first performance in her hometown on Monday,...

Grabowski gives students a laugh

Grabowski gives students a laugh

October 23, 2014

Over 400 students filled the Student Union Ballrooms  to see comedian Adam Grabowski. Grabowski has been highest-rated comedian and the youngest to win 2013 Comedian of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine. His...

SOuRCe hosts Leadership Luncheon

By Kamara Turner, Arts & Life Writer

October 23, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

The Student Organization Research Center has luncheons to encourage students to be leaders and develop leadership skills. Students can come and enjoy a free lunch while listening to a variety of speakers address a certain topic that pertains to leadership. On Thursday, Oct. 16, SOuRCe held a Leadership Luncheon in the Student Union Ballrooms. The luncheon was lead by Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing Brandon...

New store, The Candy Bar, satisfies students sweet tooth

New store, The Candy Bar, satisfies students sweet tooth

October 23, 2014

A new candy store opened on Monday, Oct. 20 on the 3rd floor of the Polsky building. The Candy Bar is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Whether students want chocolate, sour, sweet or...

Winter Wish Drive is giving back

By Ellep Papp, Arts & Life Writer

October 23, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

Thanksgiving is coming up and brings a great reminder for all to be thankful for the blessings in life. Sometimes the simplest things are taken for granted and it’s the simplest things not missed until one day, it’s not there. The Winter Wish Drive: Toys For Tots, hosted by The University of Akron, is the perfect opportunity for students and faculty to share the love and spread joy. It’s an opportunity to make a child’s...

UA Grad publishes new book, “We are Not All Winners”

UA Grad publishes new book, “We are Not All Winners”

October 23, 2014

Noell Wolfgram Evans, a graduate of The University of Akron, portrays the concept of making the best out of your given situation very appropriately in his new novel, “We Are Not All Winners.” The novel...

Humans vs. Zombies

Humans vs. Zombies

October 23, 2014

Remember that bad dream about running from Zombies in fear of being bitten? UA has brought the dream to a reality. Humans vs. Zombies a campus-wide game started on Monday, Oct. 20. Humans have to avoid...

Around the World Mocktails educates students

Around the World Mocktails educates students

October 23, 2014

On Monday, Oct. 20 ZPN held an “Around the World Mocktails” in the Student Union Ballrooms that allowed student organizations to create a non-alcoholic drink for students to taste. The 25 student...

Snakron gets delivered to campus

Snakron gets delivered to campus

October 22, 2014

Late night cravings and couch lock can now go hand in hand thanks to an up and coming business to be known as Snakron. Snakron is a developing company that hopes to deliver all of your local and chai...

Morning Tai’ Chi celebrates China Week

Morning Tai’ Chi celebrates China Week

October 1, 2014

One of the events China Week has to offer is morning Tai' Chi. On the mornings of Monday, Sept. 30 through Thursday, Oct. 2. Tai' Chi takes place at Buchtel Commons by Instructor Shifu Gary Harris. "It's...

Wal-Mart comes to campus and brings opportunities

Wal-Mart comes to campus and brings opportunities

October 1, 2014

Wal-Mart gathered students in Coleman Commons to feed students and notify them of all of the career opportunities through their corporation. Wal-Mart sent a team of more than 20 staff members to give...

ServeAkron’s Volunteer Fair gave students a chance to give back

ServeAkron’s Volunteer Fair gave students a chance to give back

October 1, 2014

ServeAkron held its semesterly volunteer fair on Wednesday, Sept. 24 exhibiting the volunteer options available to students. The second floor of the Student Union was filled with 11 different agencies...

12th annual Akron Marathon brings runners downtown

12th annual Akron Marathon brings runners downtown

September 30, 2014

Downtown Akron was flooded with people on Sept. 26 and 27 as the 12th annual Akron Marathon and Runners Expo went underway. Friday, the John S. Knight Center held the Runners Expo from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m....

Porch Rokr jams out at Highland Square

Porch Rokr jams out at Highland Square

September 24, 2014

Highland Square was filled with music and vendors on Saturday, Sept. 20 as the third Porch Rokr Festival went underway. The Porch Rokr Festival is a neighborhood event that uses the collective efforts...

Caribbean Day kicks off Diversity Week

Caribbean Day kicks off Diversity Week

September 17, 2014

To kick off Diversity Week, the Multicultural Center organized Caribbean Day at the Student Union Starbucks. The event started on Monday Sept. 15, at 11:30 a.m and continued until 1 p.m., letting students...

What Inspired That Look?

What Inspired That Look?

September 17, 2014

Looking for a casual but fashionable fall outfit on a guy can be difficult, but Brian Fernandez had the perfect look for a chilly day. Brian was wearing a white tee print tee with ”Hey Arnold!” characters on it,...

ServeAkron spends a Saturday getting Dirty

ServeAkron spends a Saturday getting Dirty

September 17, 2014

Having registered for the ServeAkron’s Super Service Saturday event through OrgSync, nineteen UA student volunteers boarded the Roo Express shortly before 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Student Union....

Bid Day Welcomes New Members

Bid Day Welcomes New Members

September 17, 2014

The University of Akron’s five Panhellenic sororities gathered in Coleman Common early on Sunday, Sept. 14 to welcome home the newest members of their sororities. Bid Day is the day potential new members...

Michael C. Anthony Amazes Students at E.J. Thomas

Michael C. Anthony Amazes Students at E.J. Thomas

September 8, 2014

“Focus on the center of my hand” was the command that placed 30 UA students into a hypnotic trance from Michael C. Anthony. This event every year has students at the edge of their seats ready for one...

Sorority 101 gets UA women involved

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

September 8, 2014

Filed under Lifestyles

The University of Akron’s nine sororities held a two-part event to answer any questions or curiosities of the new women at UA who are interested in joining a sorority. The first day of Sorority 101 was on Aug. 27 and the second was held on Sept. 2. The sororities set up tables and helped the incoming freshmen women understand what sorority life is really like. They also had a booth to register students online for the...

5th Annual ZPN Fest

5th Annual ZPN Fest

September 8, 2014

This year’s fifth annual ZPN Fest was held at the Coleman Common outside of Buchtel Hall on Friday, Aug. 29. The event started at 11 a.m. and lasted until 2 p.m. with plenty of activities to kee...

Center for the History of Psychology expands

By Mary Menzemer, Opinions Editor

September 8, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Lifestyles

The University of Akron’s Center for the History of Psychology, now officially renamed the Drs. Nicholas A. and Dorothy M. Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary next year, and it has received an early birthday present. Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings have made a generous donation of $3.5 million to the center, and will see their funds put to good use. The center currently...

UA Pride Day gets students involved

August 28, 2014

On Aug. 28 the Student Union was full of school pride in honor of UA Pride Day. A day for the students to get a chance to look at what amenities UA has to offer. The event focused on getting student...

University Edge

University Edge

August 28, 2014

It has been some time, but at last Penn Station has finally returned to the campus. Students can finally return to getting their deliciously toasted subs just a few steps away from class. The even bigger...

Holiday memories abound in students

By Alizabeth Christian

November 26, 2013

Filed under Lifestyles

The holidays are right around the corner and alongside the festivities are the memorable moments shared by friends and family. UA students, enthusiastic for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, decided to share some personal experiences with the previous holidays. UA sophomore Raphella Howell shares Thanksgiving with her extended family at her aunt’s house. Howell remembered one Thanksgiving experience in particular...

Black Friday stories

By Alizabeth Christian

November 26, 2013

Filed under Lifestyles

To many, Black Friday is more than just a consumer trap to rope hungry shoppers into above average deals. To many, Black Friday is a holiday in itself. “I go Black Friday shopping every year with my family,” said UA freshman Alex Norris. “It is treated like a tradition, just like Thanksgiving or Christmas.” Friday, Nov. 29 marks the official date when coupons, rewards points and credit cards will be put through...

Bridal shows sweep into Northeast Ohio

By Hillary Martter

October 22, 2013

Filed under Lifestyles

Buchtelite News Writer Today’s Bride Magazine & Shows is a publication and wedding expo that represents the bridal industry in Northeast Ohio. This year’s October shows kicked off earlier this month at the Sheraton Suites Hotel in Cuyahoga Falls. The lobbies of the Sheraton were filled with exhibitions and displays promoting area catering, photography, florist and clothing businesses to outfit a variety of ...

Apple pie and family traditions

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2013

Filed under Lifestyles

Fall is officially here. The leaves are changing while spectators revel in the beauty of the fall colors. The mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow captures spectators into the wonder of the autumn season as they enjoy their pumpkin spice latte or hot apple cider. Fall is a season that has many traditions: trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, Sunday afternoon hikes and a cozy home-cooked dinner with a homemade appl...

Life inside the residence halls

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

September 24, 2013

Filed under Lifestyles

On a campus of 30,000 students, only about 3,000 at The University of Akron live in campus housing. There are many pros and cons to living on campus; the biggest con being the cost. For those living on campus, the experience is unlike any other. “It’s like you have your own family on your floor. Your RAs are like your parents to guide you and your friends are your peers that are going through the same thing as you,”...

A freshman’s guide to weekends on campus

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

September 17, 2013

Filed under Lifestyles

RHPB Events The Residence Hall Programming Board’s main goal is to bring superb and free entertainment to The University of Akron’s students.  From comedians to illusionists, the entertainers RHPB brings to campus are bound to entertain you.  Almost all of RHPB’s events take place at EJ Thomas Hall, a short walk on campus.  Make sure you are constantly checking your ZipMail for updates about their events. Sporting Events ...

Civil War reenactor invades campus

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

September 10, 2013

Filed under Lifestyles

Since the age of nine months, junior Daniel Slattery has been involved in Civil War reenactments alongside his family. In their 25 years of reenacting, the Slatterys have been in over 100 reenactments. They have travelled to such places as Antietam, Md. and Gettysburg, Pa. to participate in national reenactments with over 15,000 reenactors. Daniel’s parents got involved in reenactments in 1988 after attending one in Burton,...

Yoga in the park creates relaxing atmosphere

By Kara Hemphill, Copy Editor

September 5, 2013

Filed under Lifestyles

“How lucky are we?” is a question often heard by Nancy Holland Myers’ students as they practice yoga outdoors in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) Ledges shelter. Myers connected with the CVNP through a program she started nearly five years ago called Free Akron Yoga. The program, usually held at First Grace United Church of Christ, moved outdoors for a four-session stint in July. Myers also holds regular classes in her studio, Blu...