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UAPD Offers ‘Away from Home’ Service for Traveling Students

UAPD Offers ‘Away from Home’ Service for Traveling Students

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

With Winter Break approaching, many students may be planning to leave their homes or rental properties for extended periods of time, something that can be alluring to burglars. Fortunately for them, The University of Akron Police Department offers a free service to students who would like to have periodic, o...

UA Revises Presidential Search, Students Share Divided Opinions

UA Revises Presidential Search, Students Share Divided Opinions

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron Board of Trustees approved a proposal to revise the presidential search process that will expand the search committee, but also keep the process out of public view. This revision was originally announced as being considered on Nov. 28 before being accepted one week later on De...

UAkron App Now Available

UAkron App Now Available

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

In November, The University of Akron launched their own app with capabilities beyond just Brightspace. Through the app, students can view their class schedules, check their UA Gmail account, see a campus map and keep track of events happening on campus. The app, UA Mobile, is free for download th...

Kaitlin Bennett Visits UA, Vows Open Carry Return

Kaitlin Bennett Visits UA, Vows Open Carry Return

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

A visit to The University of Akron by Kaitlin Bennett, better known as the Kent State “gun girl,” drew reactions from a small crowd that formed around her at the center of the UA campus on Thursday, Nov. 29. Initially armed with a microphone and video camera, Bennett said she originally intended to inte...

SEFA Grant Helps UA Students with Non-Academic Financial Needs

SEFA Grant Helps UA Students with Non-Academic Financial Needs

By Brooklyn Dennison and Sala Wier

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Sarah Hamilton, assistant director of ZipAssist, describes a student from The University of Akron who was suddenly kicked out of her home in October when she began having trouble academically since she was focused on finding a new place to live for her and her son. When ZipAssist received the refer...

MakerStudio at UA Offers Free 3D Printing for Students

MakerStudio at UA Offers Free 3D Printing for Students

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron offers free 3D printing for students through MakerStudio, found on the ground floor of Bierce Library. Students are limited to 10 personal prints or 30 print hours, the University Libraries website said. However, students have access to unlimited academic prints, which include...

Stan Hywet’s “Deck the Halls” 2018 to Host Winter Wonderland

Stan Hywet’s “Deck the Halls” 2018 to Host Winter Wonderland

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

Starting on Nov. 23, Stan Hywet will be hosting their “Deck the Halls” event where on select nights, guests will be able to visit the grounds and view inside the manor house that will be decorated for the holiday season. According to Stan Hywet's website, ticket prices for non-members on Sunday t...

‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Coming to Bierce Library

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

November 21, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

Dungeons & Dragons Friday will be coming to Bierce Library on Nov. 30. From 1-3 p.m., complete with the chance to work with a Dungeon Master, a short adventure and provided characters. This event does not require students to make reservations. Melanie McGurr, head of Electronic Services in Bierc...

World AIDS Day at UA: Increase Awareness, Offer Free HIV Testing

World AIDS Day at UA: Increase Awareness, Offer Free HIV Testing

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

In honor of the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day and to increase awareness towards AIDS/HIV, the Zips Programming Network, serveAkron and Campus Programs will be tabling in the Taber Student Union Trapezoid Lounge on Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. HIV is an acronym for human immunodeficiency v...

One Injured, One Arrested in UA Residence Hall Shooting

One Injured, One Arrested in UA Residence Hall Shooting

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

One person was injured and one was arrested following an “accidental weapon discharge” inside Exchange Residence Hall during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 10. At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, officers from the Akron Police Department and The University of Akron Police Department responded to reports...

Five-Star Friday Opinions From Fellow UA Students

Five-Star Friday Opinions From Fellow UA Students

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Nearing the end for the school semester, The Buchtelite asked several University of Akron students their opinions about Five-Star Fridays. Five-Star Fridays is an initiative implemented by former UA president, Matthew Wilson, that shortened the school week for most students to four days. The initi...

Hair Geek Studio Holds Thanksgiving Food Drive

Hair Geek Studio Holds Thanksgiving Food Drive

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

In association with Band of Barbers, the Hair Geek Studio and Distinguished Gents Tonsorial are holding their second annual Thanksgiving Food Drive until Nov. 18 to provide food to the homeless and others in need throughout Akron. The list of foods that are being asked for include: corn, macaroni and chees...

Akron Zoo Announces Pride of Africa, Wild Asia Exhibit Expansion

Akron Zoo Announces Pride of Africa, Wild Asia Exhibit Expansion

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment

November 9, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

The Akron Zoo announced a $17 million expansion for a new exhibit, Wild Asia, featuring lions and tigers that will replace Tiger Valley and the Pride of Africa that will be on three acres of newly developed land. The Pride of Africa and Wild Asia will be the largest expansion so far for the Akro...

Etiquette Lunch Offers Networking Opportunities

Etiquette Lunch Offers Networking Opportunities

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron will be holding an Etiquette Lunch on Friday, Nov. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Taber Student Union Ballroom for students to meet with potential employers and learn more about professional careers. The event costs $5 and registration is required through Handshake. Busines...

Zips for Akron Hope: Get Involved in Wrapping Night, Delivery Days

Zips for Akron Hope: Get Involved in Wrapping Night, Delivery Days

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

In December, Zips for Akron Hope will be holding their fourth annual Adopt a Classroom Outreach event and will be adopting four elementary schools in Akron Public schools this year to help spread the Christmas spirit. These schools include Helen Arnold, Mason, Partage Path and Firestone Park. Kayla Wilson, Zips ...

International Center to Feature Study Abroad Fair

International Center to Feature Study Abroad Fair

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

 The University of Akron is hosting a 'Study Abroad Fair' on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Piano Lounge, near Starbucks in the Taber Student Union. There are four types of programs; the Exchange Program, the UA Faculty-Led Short-Term Program, Third-Party Programs and Direct Enrol...

‘Family Game Room Night’ Offers Fun, Free Halloween Party

‘Family Game Room Night’ Offers Fun, Free Halloween Party

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Zips Programming Network is hosting “Family Game Room Night” on Friday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Roo Lounge at the Taber Student Union. According to The University of Akron events webpage, the event will include “free bowling along with other free games, food, prizes an...

Bierce Library to Host Board Game Fridays for Students

Bierce Library to Host Board Game Fridays for Students

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Starting this semester, Bierce Library will be holding Board Game Fridays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the lobby area next to Starbucks on the last Friday of every month. The first event will be on Oct. 26 and will continue each month until the end of the semester. Some games will be provided by the l...

Submissions for The AshBelt Open in November

Submissions for The AshBelt Open in November

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

The AshBelt, the Literary Journal at The University of Akron, will begin accepting creative writing submissions from any and all UA undergraduates in November until Feb. 1, 2019. A student does not need to have a major in English to submit a piece as submissions from all majors are welcome. The only...

‘Adopt-A-Thon’ Gives Families Opportunities to Adopt for Less

‘Adopt-A-Thon’ Gives Families Opportunities to Adopt for Less

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

October 24, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

Summit County is holding their ninth annual Adopt-A-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 27, where all available animals from the Division of Animal Control can be adopted for $10. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Summit County Animal Control Facility, located at 250 Opportunity Parkway in dow...

Disabilities Awareness Week at UA Seeks Increased Awareness

Disabilities Awareness Week at UA Seeks Increased Awareness

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Office of Accessibility is hosting Disabilities Awareness Week from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 at The University of Akron to increase awareness of disabilities and related services on campus. Tess Miller, a disability specialist and service coordinator for the Office of Accessibility, said the events t...

Fall Visit Day Offers Future Students Insight on Campus Life

Fall Visit Day Offers Future Students Insight on Campus Life

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron is hosting “Fall Visit Day” on Nov. 3 for high school students and transfer students planning to continue their education at UA. Check-in for attendees will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the last activity will end at 1:30 p.m. This event will begin in the Student Union with a...

University of Akron, Stark State Announce Dual Enrollment Initiative

University of Akron, Stark State Announce Dual Enrollment Initiative

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Administrators from The University of Akron and Stark State College jointly announced a new dual enrollment initiative designed to integrate students into each institution. The announcement of the new initiative was made by both institutions during a ceremony held at Stark State Akron on Oct. 12. ...

The Complete List of Programs Cut at The University of Akron

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

This list was made using a list of eliminated programs released at the Aug. 15 Board of Trustees meeting and is organized by degree type and the college in which program was offered. The programs are listed with their college and degree type. The UA colleges that saw program cuts are as follows: Bu...

Clarifying Miscommunication Among Part-time Faculty Members

Clarifying Miscommunication Among Part-time Faculty Members

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

Heather Walter, Director of the School of Communication and associate professor, cleared up miscommunication among some part-time faculty members regarding hybrid courses at The University of Akron. Several weeks ago, an anonymous email was sent to The Buchtelite and the whole Communication Departmen...

Midterm Elections: Voting Information

Midterm Elections: Voting Information

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News

Voting is the best way to exercise your basic human rights while making sure your voice is heard. Since the deadline to register for voting in Ohio was Oct. 9, 2018, voters are now responsible to find their polling place and vote for the candidate that best matches their own views. To find your pollin...

Alcohol Awareness Week at UA

Alcohol Awareness Week at UA

By Sala Wier and Megan Parker

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Sponsored by Campus Programs, Alcohol Awareness Week runs from Oct. 15-19 at The University of Akron with various events to increase students’ awareness of the impact alcohol can have. According to Zipmail, the third week of October recognizes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. While a majority of college students know about alcohol, they may not und...

Akron Zoo Nationally Recognized as Sensory Inclusive

Akron Zoo Nationally Recognized as Sensory Inclusive

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

The Akron Zoo is the first zoo in the state of Ohio and only the second in the country to become sensory inclusive as it maintains measures to ensure safe and quiet places for guests with invisible disabilities impacted by sensory. Nationally recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums at...

Bierce Library Hosts ‘Super Quiet Study Hall’ on Five-Star Fridays

Bierce Library Hosts ‘Super Quiet Study Hall’ on Five-Star Fridays

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Students can attend “Super Quiet Study Hall” every Friday until Dec. 14, 2018, on the third floor of the Bierce Library from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. According to The University of Akron Events site, Super Quiet Study Hall consists of tables specially reserved for students to study and catch up on schoolwork...

USG President Discusses Support for APR, Student Reactions to Results

USG President Discusses Support for APR, Student Reactions to Results

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

October 9, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

During an exclusive interview with The Buchtelite, Taylor Bennington, President of Undergraduate Student Government at The University of Akron, explained why USG supported the Academic Program Review and his understanding of students’ opinion toward the results. As representatives of USG and the student bo...

Concerns, Responses to Cut Programs Impact on Students

Concerns, Responses to Cut Programs Impact on Students

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Students and faculty members at The University of Akron have raised questions regarding how the phased out programs will impact current and future students’ education, degree quality and ability to complete their degree. Interim President Dr. John Green and Wayne Hill, Vice President and Chief Communication...

‘Come One, Come All’ to Homecoming

‘Come One, Come All’ to Homecoming

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

When you say the word 'Fall,' everyone thinks of something different; such as the season, Halloween, sweaters, a warm blanket, pumpkin spice and best of all: Homecoming. Every year, schools all over the country prepare for this wondrous event and The University of Akron is no exception. This year, H...

‘Stand Up to Suicide’ Gives Students Suicide Awareness, Empowerment

‘Stand Up to Suicide’ Gives Students Suicide Awareness, Empowerment

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Rainy days did not stop Katie Hickman from pursuing her honors project, Stand Up to Suicide, which was dedicated to raising awareness about suicide and empowering those who may have been impacted by it. For her project, Hickman displayed 123 chairs in Coleman Commons to symbolize 123 lives lost to s...

Jerry Springer Visits UA, Discusses Political Climate

Jerry Springer Visits UA, Discusses Political Climate

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Television star and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer was the guest of honor at a meeting of the College Democrats of The University of Akron on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Taber Student Union. Dozens of students, community members and fans attended the event to hear Springer discuss the curre...

Esports at UA Receives Mixed Reactions from Community

Esports at UA Receives Mixed Reactions from Community

By Tyler Gunter, Guest Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Getting part of your college tuition paid for by smashing buttons on a controller and winning online video game competitions is not something that most college students would have ever thought could be possible. Now, at The University of Akron, it is possible. “The idea of Akron saying ‘hey, here’s...

UA Student Hosts Event for Suicide Awareness, Prevention

UA Student Hosts Event for Suicide Awareness, Prevention

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Katie Hickman, a public relations and honors student at The University of Akron, hosted an event called “Stand Up to Suicide” outside Coleman Common on Sept. 26, from 11-1 p.m. The event had a display of 123 empty chairs to symbolize the 123 lives lost to suicide every day, Hickman said. The e...

Diversity Week Shows Importance of Pronouns, Respecting Them

Diversity Week Shows Importance of Pronouns, Respecting Them

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Union of Akron and Campus Programs sponsored “Hello! My Pronouns are…” on Wednesday, Sept. 19, to help students understand different gender identities and the importance of respecting pronouns. This event was one of several planned during Diversity Week ...

Humor, Law Interact in Several Ways: Parodies, Funny Laws, Unnecessary Censorship

Humor, Law Interact in Several Ways: Parodies, Funny Laws, Unnecessary Censorship

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Professor Laura Little explained various ways humor and the law interact with one another based on the three main sections of her new book, “Guilty Pleasures: Comedy and Law in America.” The lecture “Humor and the Law” took place on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the McDo...

Analysis: Digging Deeper into the Report Behind the Cuts

Analysis: Digging Deeper into the Report Behind the Cuts

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

  Since The University of Akron stated plans to phase out 80 programs based on the results of a year-long Academic Program Review, several questions have been raised regarding the results of the APR and their correlation with the programs cut. In attempts to answer those questions and bring attention to the true nature of how the APR R...

John Green Talks Program Review, Interim Presidency

John Green Talks Program Review, Interim Presidency

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Amid mixed reactions regarding a recent restructuring of UA’s academic programs from the University community and beyond, Interim President Dr. John Green spoke out. Reflecting on the “painful” decisions leading to the loss of 19 percent of degree programs at The University of Akron and sharing hope for new areas ...

UA History Department Shows Disapproval of Academic Eliminations

UA History Department Shows Disapproval of Academic Eliminations

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Students and faculty members from The University of Akron’s History department, which was subject to recent program cuts, show disapproval of the Board of Trustees’ decision. Using recommendations from an academic program review, UA plans to phase out 80 underperforming degrees after the board of tr...

Goodyear Welcomes Wingfoot Three, Celebrates History

Goodyear Welcomes Wingfoot Three, Celebrates History

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

During an already historic moment for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, which recently celebrated its 120th anniversary, the Akron-based Fortune 500 corporation welcomed Wingfoot Three to the company’s fleet of airships on Aug. 30, 2018. The new blimp was christened by record-breaking pilot Shaesta Wai...

Professor of Law to Speak on Relationship Between Humor, the Law

Professor of Law to Speak on Relationship Between Humor, the Law

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Professor of Law Laura Little from Temple University will be holding a lecture called “Humor and the Law” on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the  McDowell Law Center Brennan Courtroom 180. The subject of how humor should influence and interact with the law has been a challenge in Uni...

Shya Designs: Helping Rwandan Women, Giving High Schoolers Experiential Learning

Shya Designs: Helping Rwandan Women, Giving High Schoolers Experiential Learning

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

Students from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy School of Business and Entrepreneurship help women in Rwanda while simultaneously earning real-world experience by running Shya Designs. Shya Designs is a non-profit organization that imports bags and other accessories that were sewn by the widows o...

UA History Professor Publishes Book on Early American Women

UA History Professor Publishes Book on Early American Women

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

An assistant professor of history at The University of Akron published her first book, “Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast,” which demonstrates how women participating in warfare was integral to gender ideologies in colonial America. Gina Martino, the author of the book, sai...

‘Hands On Exchange’ Project Tests New Bikeway Infrastructure

‘Hands On Exchange’ Project Tests New Bikeway Infrastructure

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

Akron residents volunteered from Aug. 11 to Aug. 15 to help build a new, two-way protected bike lane on Exchange Street The University of Akron's website describes how this "hands-on" project will demonstrate how Exchange Street could transform into a “complete street.” This means it is designe...

Akron Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Animals

Akron Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Animals

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

On Aug. 24, 2018, the Akron Zoo introduced and announced the publicly-voted names for their two new babies during a naming ceremony. Akron Children’s Hospital sponsored the “Oh Deer! Waddle We Name Them?” contest in order to give the public a say in naming a baby Humboldt Penguin and a Siber...

University of Akron to Eliminate 80 Degree Programs, Expand Efforts in Others

University of Akron to Eliminate 80 Degree Programs, Expand Efforts in Others

By Brooklyn Dennison and Jake Herron

August 16, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron Board of Trustees adopted recommendations after a year-long “Academic Program Review” to phase out 80 underperforming academic programs and to expand 13 others during their regular meeting on Aug. 15, 2018. The APR is a faculty-led exercise launched in fall 2017 which ex...

Zippy Celebrates Her Birthday with Cupcakes, Balloon Animals, Campus Cupboard Donations

Zippy Celebrates Her Birthday with Cupcakes, Balloon Animals, Campus Cupboard Donations

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

May 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, Lifestyles, News, Showcase

Zippy, The University of Akron’s kangaroo mascot, celebrated turning 65 with students, faculty, staff and fellow mascots Webster from the Akron RubberDucks and Pozzie from Canton Charge. During the celebration, students, faculty and staff could take pictures with Zippy and her friends, eat cupcakes and dona...

Relay For Life Raises Funds, Celebrates Survivors

Relay For Life Raises Funds, Celebrates Survivors

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

May 4, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Relay For Life is a fundraiser event of American Cancer Society. It is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities across 20 countries in the world. It is a team fundraiser event where people get together to organize themed campsites at the venue. They organize games, activities...

State of The University, Revisited

State of The University, Revisited

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Buchtelite’s first special edition of the 2017-2018 featured an interview with President Matthew Wilson titled “State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic.” In the brief time since that article, The University of Akron has experienced several major changes such as the position of president a...

Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, Lifestyles, News, Showcase

On Friday, May 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., The University of Akron tradition of closing out another academic year with SpringFest will continue on the Coleman Common. There will be music, food trucks, different attractions, and the Ultimate SpringFest Challenge. Music will be provided by DJ Smo...

Campus Cupboard Gives Relief to Students in Need

Campus Cupboard Gives Relief to Students in Need

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Campus Cupboard provides a temporary solution to the ongoing problem of food insecurity among students at The University of Akron. Campus Cupboard is a pop-up food pantry located on the first floor of the Student Union. Students in need of food can pick up goods from the station at any time during ...

Five-Star Fridays Benefits Some, Troubles Others

Five-Star Fridays Benefits Some, Troubles Others

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

About 56 percent of students feel positive about Five-Star Fridays, a recent anonymous survey of 52 participants conducted by The Buchtelite showed. Five-Star Fridays is one of the recent initiatives implemented by The University of Akron earlier this year. The initiative will eliminate Friday class...

Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

By Jake Herron and Megan Parker

April 23, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

  One of The University of Akron’s historic buildings went up into flames late Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in a fire that caused a building nearby to close due to poor air quality and took hours for emergency responders to put out. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the University of Akron Police and ...

Dean John Green Named Interim President

Dean John Green Named Interim President

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On Tuesday, April 18, The University of Akron Board of Trustees named Dr. John C. Green as the interim president of the University. This decision will take effect on May 1, 2018. The decision came as the Board voted unanimously on Dr. Green, who was the dean of the Buchtel College of Arts and Scie...

A Survivor’s Movement

A Survivor’s Movement

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On Tuesday, April 17th Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement spoke at The University of Akron. Burke began the lecture by dispelling some of the rumors she had heard and seen about herself on the internet by stating in a joking manner that she was indeed from the Bronx, New York and not Que...

Senior Week Activities Filling Up

Senior Week Activities Filling Up

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

About a week after an announcement from the Department of Student Life, many senior week activities are filling up quickly. Students who intend on partaking in these events should ensure they have signed up ahead of time. Senior week kicks off on Saturday, April 28 and concludes with SpringFest on ...

UA Sociology Club Enlightens Students with Open Discussions of Current Social Issues

UA Sociology Club Enlightens Students with Open Discussions of Current Social Issues

By Ciara Davis, Student Voice

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The way we see our world can seem irrefutable. Like a puzzle of only black and white pieces, all put in their place. How could they fit any other way? Until someone comes along and pulls it apart, arguing just the opposite of what you thought was nearly fact. Suddenly, they introduce shades of gray t...

#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, will be speaking in the Student Union Ballroom at 7 p.m. on April 17, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Women’s Studies program speaker series. The event is free to attend and open to the public. There will be a 20-minute question a...

President Wilson Talks about His Decision to Step Down

President Wilson Talks about His Decision to Step Down

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

President Matthew Wilson said in a recent interview that students should not feel let down or discouraged by his decision to step down because they have the full and complete support of The University of Akron. On Friday, The Buchtelite published a survey which showed over 50 percent of UA students feel Pr...

Rape Crisis Center to Host 13th Annual Walk of Heroes

Rape Crisis Center to Host 13th Annual Walk of Heroes

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

On Friday, April 27, the Rape Crisis Center will be hosting their 13th annual Walk of Heroes at Lock 3 in Downtown Akron at 5:00 pm. The event is meant to honor all of the heroes within the Akron community. “We are encouraging everyone to come dressed as superheroes,” Megan Vermillion, a member of the Rape Cr...

Sophomore Celebration Week Includes Multiple Events, Activities

Sophomore Celebration Week Includes Multiple Events, Activities

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Hosted by ZipAssist, Sophomore Celebration Week will include multiple events and activities to remind students of on-campus resources, to celebrate the halfway point of college and allow students to connect with one another. Sophomore Hannah Crawford, a Political Science major, was excited to hear about ...

Students State their Opinion about President Wilson Stepping Down

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Approximately 53 percent of students disagree that President Wilson stepping down is a good decision, a recent anonymous survey of 76 participants done by The Buchtelite showed. On March 22, The University of Akron board of trustees chair, Roland Bauer, announced that President Wilson will rejoin the f...

Following Florida School Shooting, Students Unite to Say ‘Enough’

Following Florida School Shooting, Students Unite to Say ‘Enough’

By Pam Duncan, Guest Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Student Voice

One month after a gunman took the lives of 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, a nationwide school walkout took place on March 14, to memorialize the lost and advocate for legislative action to limit access to automatic weapons. UA freshm...

Eleventh Black Male Summit Encourages, Celebrates Black Success

Eleventh Black Male Summit Encourages, Celebrates Black Success

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Hosted by UA’s Office of Inclusion and Equity, the Black Male Summit will not only celebrate the accomplishments and experiences within the African-American community but also discuss the challenges still faced by African-American males. Jolene Lane, Vice President for Inclusion and Equity, UA’s Chi...

A Look at Athletic Spending in Higher Education

A Look at Athletic Spending in Higher Education

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On Monday, April 2, Dr. B. David Ridpath visited The University of Akron to present his lecture on university spending on intercollegiate athletics and alternate models for spending. Dr. Ridpath is an associate professor and Kahandas Nandola Professor of Sports Business at Ohio University. His lecture ...

President Wilson to Step Down

President Wilson to Step Down

By Robert Barrett Jr., Copy Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase, Top Stories

On Thursday, March 22, The University of Akron Board of Trustees Chair, Roland Bauer, announced that President Wilson will be stepping down as president of UA and will remain at as a faculty member of the School of Law. This will be effective July 31, 2018, the press release said. The news arrive...

Moody’s Upgrades University of Akron’s Outlook

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

On Tuesday, March 20, Moody’s Investors Service revised The University of Akron’s outlook from “negative” to “stable” and they affirmed the debt rating as A1. An A1 rating signifies that an institution has a stable financial backing and ample cash reserves, according to Fidelity.com. Nath...

UA Students Protest for Change During Walkout

UA Students Protest for Change During Walkout

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

March 15, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron students, faculty and staff participated in a walkout on Wednesday in front of Bierce Library in remembrance of the 17 lives lost during the Parkland school shooting and to protest for anti-gun violence legislation. The UA walkout coincided with the national walkout sponsored by ...

Rock Mill Hosts Ladies’ Night to Invite Women to Climbing Community

Rock Mill Hosts Ladies’ Night to Invite Women to Climbing Community

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

On Saturday, March 10, the Rock Mill, located on Carroll Street, hosted their second Ladies’ Night. The goal of this event was to introduce women to the world of rock climbing and to get them excited about the sport. The event was held after the Rock Mill’s normal closing time on Saturday, and ...

“I Am Not My Hair” Offers Space for Black Women to Discuss Struggles

“I Am Not My Hair” Offers Space for Black Women to Discuss Struggles

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The discussion event “I Am Not My Hair” gave black women a chance to share experiences and beliefs on how their hairstyle, skin tone, body image and more impact their lives and black culture. “Our purpose in this discussion was creating a space, particularly for black women on this campus, whe...

Fire Reported at Knight Chemical Laboratory

Fire Reported at Knight Chemical Laboratory

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

While many students were leaving campus for the day on Wednesday, a convoy of fire trucks was heading the opposite direction towards the Knight Chemical Laboratory where a small fire was reported in a chemical waste room located on the first floor adjacent to the building’s loading dock. There were...

Women’s History Month Self-Defense Class Set for Friday

Women’s History Month Self-Defense Class Set for Friday

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

As a part of Women’s History Month, Detective Angela Paonessa and Officer Kevin Kabellar, of The University of Akron Police Department, will be leading a self-defense class to teach others simple techniques and increase awareness of what dangerous situations are. Sponsored by the Student Wellness Recreation...

Delta Zeta Gives Gift of Hearing to All

Delta Zeta Gives Gift of Hearing to All

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron sorority, Delta Zeta, hosted a Saint Patrick’s Day themed philanthropy event on Sunday to benefit people suffering from hearing disabilities. The event, held in the Ballroom at the Jean Hower Taber Student Union, was organized to raise money for the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a glob...

Taking Care Week Offers Students, Faculty, Staff Ways to De-stress

Taking Care Week Offers Students, Faculty, Staff Ways to De-stress

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Hosted by the Counseling and Testing Center, this year’s Taking Care Week included several activities; such as informational workshops where students, faculty and staff learned ways to de-stress and relax during midterms. Dr. Matthew Altiere, Senior Associate Director of the Counseling and Testing Cent...

A Smoke-Free Campus Follow-Up

A Smoke-Free Campus Follow-Up

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On July 1, 2017, The University of Akron became a smoke and tobacco-free campus. This ban goes beyond just prohibiting cigarettes. It also means that all forms of tobacco and nicotine, including vapes, are not allowed to be used on campus, including campus parking lots. The University of Akron was one of the many ...

Rape Crisis Center Upcoming Events

Rape Crisis Center Upcoming Events

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Operating from an office located in Suite 246 of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, the Rape Crisis Center offers support to students who are victims of sexual violence. As a part of the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties, whose mission is “to end sexual violence through ed...

Digital Edition Has Arrived, Subscribe Online

Digital Edition Has Arrived, Subscribe Online

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

The Buchtelite’s digital subscription is up and running. Launched in February, the free Digital Edition contains a weekly digest of stories covered by the paper’s reporting staff. “Launching the Digital Edition is an important part of the plan we have to revitalize The Buchtelite,” Julie Cajiga...

The Hunt for School Spirit at The University of Akron

The Hunt for School Spirit at The University of Akron

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

If you have spent some time at The University of Akron, you may have noticed that sporting events may not have the highest attendance rates. For instance, in 2016, The Zips, who play at the 30,000-seat InfoCision Stadium had an average of 10,337 attendees according to NCAA’s national college footb...

The University of Akron Takes Stance on Student Protests

The University of Akron Takes Stance on Student Protests

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On February 27, 2018, The University of Akron's official Twitter account shared a graphic stating, “If high school students participate in peaceful protests and/or civil action and receive a disciplinary action at their high school, it will not impact their consideration for admission or scholarship at The Un...

Rebecca Traister to Talk About History of Single Women, Social Change

Rebecca Traister to Talk About History of Single Women, Social Change

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Rebecca Traister, a New York Times best-selling author, will speak at The University of Akron about the history of single women in America and how their history has shaped people’s experiences today. The talk is titled “All the Single Ladies: A History of Women and Social Change in America.”...

Spring Adventure Trips with Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Spring Adventure Trips with Student Recreation and Wellness Center

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, Lifestyles, News

This spring, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at The University of Akron is offering adventure trips open to members and nonmembers, with activities ranging from horseback riding to whitewater rafting. There are two programs being held in March. On Saturday, March 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. there...

Calling All Local Poets

Calling All Local Poets

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

This April will mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In honor of this month, the Coalition Against Sexual Assault, CASA, will be hosting a poetry reading to raise awareness about sexual assault. According to the Sexual Assault Awareness Month website, SAAM has its roots in England ...

Akron With Purpose Gives UA Student Organizations a Chance to Win $100

Akron With Purpose Gives UA Student Organizations a Chance to Win $100

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

Looking for a chance to win your student organization an extra $100? Join Akron With Purpose, Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. in room 335 of the Student Union. This event is the ultimate planning challenge, as With Purpose challenges UA students and their student organizations to plan a fundraising even...

NOBS to Host 35th Antiquarian Book & Paper Show at John S. Knight Center

NOBS to Host 35th Antiquarian Book & Paper Show at John S. Knight Center

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2018


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show by the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society, the biggest Antiquarian book show in Ohio and the second largest in the Midwest, will take place at the John S. Knight Center in Downtown Akron. The book and paper show will take place on Friday, March 30 from 3-8:30 p....

University of Akron Accepting Achievement Award Nominations

University of Akron Accepting Achievement Award Nominations

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Akron is accepting nominations for The University of Akron Achievement Awards. There are nine different awards that are open to nominees. The categories are: Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member, Outstanding Researcher, Outstanding Mentor, Supporting the Student Exp...

UA’s Speech and Debate Team are State Champs for Third Consecutive Year

UA’s Speech and Debate Team are State Champs for Third Consecutive Year

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Speech and Debate team was led by Director and Coach, Mark Rittenour, and ended the tournament with an impressive score of 412, 300+ points above the teams who won second and third place. Cedarville University earned second place with 89 points, and Bowling Green State University won third with 86 po...

Rape Crisis Center to Host Open House

Rape Crisis Center to Host Open House

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

On Feb. 21, the Rape Crisis Center at The University of Akron will be hosting an Open House. This event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Suite 246. During the open house, students can meet the campus staff and learn more about the services and program...

Fighting Cancer With Purpose

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

Have you or someone you know been affected by childhood cancer? Each year according to the American Cancer Society over 10,000 children under the age of 16 will be diagnosed with cancer. Join Akron With Purpose Wednesday, Feb. 21 to design a card for a child in the Cancer Center at Akron Children...

Student Union Renamed, Donations Increase, More During Board Meeting

Student Union Renamed, Donations Increase, More During Board Meeting

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron Board of Trustees met this week and decided to name the Student Union in honor of Jean Hower Taber. The estate of Jean Hower Taber has gifted UA $20 million. Taber passed away in 2017 and hails from the same family who founded the Quaker Oats Company and donated the Hower ...

RHPB Hosts Another Successful Stuff-a-Roo

RHPB Hosts Another Successful Stuff-a-Roo

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On February 12, Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB) held their annual Stuff-a-Roo event in Rob’s café. At the event, students were invited to make stuffed kangaroos resembling the beloved Zips mascot, Zippy. “We have about 400 pounds of stuffing and about 400 roos to be stuffed here today,”...

Mesa Hispana Offers a Judgement Free Zone for Learning Spanish

Mesa Hispana Offers a Judgement Free Zone for Learning Spanish

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

Want more opportunities to practice using the Spanish language with fellow students, community members and others? Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Mesa Hispana allows people to practice Spanish and more through an informal gathering. Freshman Gregory Holmes, a mechanical engineering major, s...

Attn Zips: Looking For a Chance to Win Big?

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

Be sure to attend the Akron Zips Men’s Basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Friday, Mar. 2 for a chance to win big! The GV Art and Design Presidential Shootout contest allows one student to compete against the President of The University of Akron, Matthew Wilson. Win or lose, you will walk ...

Enrollment Open for NCCAkron Dance Club

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

February 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

The National Center for Choreography Akron’s (NCCAkron) will be holding open enrollment for the Spring 2018 Dance Club until Feb. 12. This initiative is part of NCCAkron’s ongoing effort to get more residents of Summit County involved with the local dance community. According to the NCCAkron w...

“How to Talk about Racism” Includes Topics of Difficulty Discussing Racism, New Narratives for Inequalities

“How to Talk about Racism” Includes Topics of Difficulty Discussing Racism, New Narratives for Inequalities

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

February 10, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

Students learned about how racism can be difficult to talk about and the need for new narratives during the second part of the Rethinking Race discussion series, on Feb. 6, 2018 in Bierce Library. Senior Jon Tucker, a mechanical engineering major, attended “How to Talk about Racism” in order to...

UA’s “Star Wars” Course Gains National Recognition

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

February 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, Movies, News

The University of Akron is known for many different things, but did you know that it is even known for teaching about the Star Wars series? Our very own, Juan E. Contreras M.E. is the professor of the summer class, “The Films of Star Wars,” and the media is intrigued. “SYFY Wire” recentl...

UA Kicks off Rethinking Race 2018

UA Kicks off Rethinking Race 2018

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

On Feb. 2, The University of Akron opened their 11th annual Rethinking Race forum. This year’s forum will feature three keynote speakers and 50+ other events open to the public. The forum’s keynote speakers are Dr. Heather Shotton, Dr. Derald Wing Sue and Dr. Gregory J. Vincent. Dr. Heather S...

“The Vagina Monologues” Returns to The University of Akron, Feb. 3, 2018

“The Vagina Monologues” Returns to The University of Akron, Feb. 3, 2018

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, News, Showcase, Theater

“The Vagina Monologues” is returning to the E.J. Thomas Performance Arts Hall Saturday, Feb. 3, to raise awareness towards violence against women and girls. Mary Triece, director of the Women’s Studies program, said this is her second year sponsoring “The Vagina Monologues” with the Wom...

Northside Marketplace Offers UA Students a Sampling of Akron’s Small Businesses

Northside Marketplace Offers UA Students a Sampling of Akron’s Small Businesses

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

January 31, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

A newcomer has appeared in the ever-changing facade of downtown Akron, and it is certainly not one to be missed. Located near Luigi’s Restaurant on Furnace Street in downtown Akron, Northside Marketplace is a relatively new installment for the city. According to the Downtown Akron Partnership...

Students to Expect 4-Day School Week in Fall

Students to Expect 4-Day School Week in Fall

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

“Five-Star Fridays,” an initiative that will shorten the school week for most students, is The University of Akron’s new approach to enhance students’ college experience. Starting in the fall semester, the majority of classes will be held Monday through Thursday. The University’s president, Mat...

Graduate Student Government, President Wilson Hold First Spring Town Hall Meeting

Graduate Student Government, President Wilson Hold First Spring Town Hall Meeting

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

New innovations and program changes were discussed during the Graduate Student Government town hall meeting with President Matthew Wilson, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 in the Student Union Starbucks. “This is the first official GSG spring town hall for the semester,” Marca Kaplar, GSG treasurer, ...

All Zips Wanted at WZIP and ZTV

All Zips Wanted at WZIP and ZTV

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

The possibilities for students to get involved on campus are endless. Whether you are interested in Greek Life, service, sports, TV and Radio or even movies, you can even make your own club or organization! Here on campus, students have great opportunities at the TV station, ZTV; and the radio station, WZI...

A Chance to Talk with President Wilson

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

January 21, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, Graduate Student Government will hold a town hall meeting with President Matthew Wilson at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Starbucks. The town hall meeting gives students a chance to directly interact with and ask President Wilson questions to anything University related. Preside...

First Night Akron Celebrates 22 Years of New Year’s Fun

First Night Akron Celebrates 22 Years of New Year’s Fun

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

December 30, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Showcase

On Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Akron will usher in the new year with First Night Akron 2018. This will be the 22nd year for Akron’s New Year’s Eve celebration which spans several blocks of the downtown area. The festivities include live music and dance performances, interactive activities for adul...

The University of Akron’s USG Connects Students Near, Far

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News

The undergraduate student government at The University of Akron has had, arguably, a busy semester connecting and communicating with students. On Oct. 25, the USG hosted the Student Leadership Summit where 120 student leaders congregated to discuss overcoming challenges in the community and Uniting UA. ...

Period Project Provides Akron Shelters with Menstrual Products

Period Project Provides Akron Shelters with Menstrual Products

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Period Project, a student organization at The University of Akron, aims to provide local shelters in Akron with menstrual products. Just last month, members of The Period Project collected nearly 900 menstrual products that went to the Battered Women’s Shelter in an event called the Tampon D...

CASA: Spreading Awareness, Giving Support

CASA: Spreading Awareness, Giving Support

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

The Coalition Against Sexual Assault is a student organization at The University of Akron that spreads awareness and gives support on topics like sexual assault and domestic violence. CASA is a relatively new organization that started after the president of the organization, Felicia Rosin, was in...

Culinary Artists Club Practices Ice Carving Skills

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Campus News

You may recognize the Culinary Artists Club here on campus because of their yearly ice sculptures that come out by the Student Union every winter. But that’s not all that this club does. The Culinary Artist’s Club is an artist and professional club that provides a way for hospitality students to ...

The University of Akron Press, Leslie Harrison Go to Big Apple

The University of Akron Press, Leslie Harrison Go to Big Apple

By Julian Curet, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News

Dr. Jon Miller and Dr. Mary Biddinger will be representing The University of Akron Press at the 2017 National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The poetry book, “The Book of Endings”, written by Leslie Harrison and published by U of A Press, is one of five books in the poe...

Shooting Reported Near UA Campus; At Least One Injury

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Akron News, News

At approximately 12:45 a.m., Nov. 12, there was a shooting on the 600 block of Kling St. This incident was witnessed at a party on Kling St. At least one individual was injured in the leg by a gunshot; he is not in critical condition, an Akron police officer said. The victim was taken by ambulance. It...

Indian Student Association Hosts Another Successful Diwali Celebration

Indian Student Association Hosts Another Successful Diwali Celebration

By Emily Bower

November 9, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News

This past Sunday, Nov. 5, the Indian Student Association hosted a Diwali celebration that was open to all of campus. The event was a marathon of traditional Indian dances, traditional Indian songs, Bollywood songs, Indian dancing mixed with modern day pop songs, and a fashion walk. Many typical Indi...

EX[L] Center, Environmental Conservation Club Recycle Shirts

EX[L] Center, Environmental Conservation Club Recycle Shirts

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the EX[L] Center and the Environmental Conservation Club held an event where students from The University of Akron made reusable grocery bags out of shirts they no longer wear. The event was organized by EbaNee Bond, a mechanical engineering major at UA. Bond said she felt ...

Students Worldwide Engage in Political Discussion in Global Classroom Course

Students Worldwide Engage in Political Discussion in Global Classroom Course

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The Global Classroom, a political science course that will be taught simultaneously in four universities across four different continents in real time was announced Thursday morning by The University of Akron president, Matthew Wilson, Dr. John Green and several international partners. The class will pol...

Police Give ‘All Clear’ Following Polsky Bomb Threat

Police Give ‘All Clear’ Following Polsky Bomb Threat

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron Police Department issued an ‘all clear’ after a bomb threat was called into the Polsky Building on Friday morning, confirming that there was no real threat to students or faculty. According to UAPD, the threat was called into the Physical Facilities and Operations Center around 7:...

UA Receives Largest Gift in School History

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News

President Matthew J. Wilson announced on Thursday the pending receipt of the largest gift in The University of Akron’s history and one of the largest gifts received in public higher education in 2017, the press release for the gift said. The gift was for more than $20 million from the estate of Jean H...

President Wilson’s Contract Extended, Salary Raised

President Wilson’s Contract Extended, Salary Raised

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and passed several resolutions, including the extension of President Matthew Wilson’s contract. The meeting began with a moment of silence dedicated to former chair, Alex Arshinkoff. Arshinkoff served four terms as chair from 199...

Teaching About Race: An Educational Forum

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Campus News

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, The University of Akron and The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education held “Teaching About Racial Inequities in American Schools,” an educational forum. The purpose of the forum was to discuss how to talk about race-related issues in schools. The forum had a ...

Alcohol Awareness Week at UA

By Erika Newcome and Celeste Houmard

October 17, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils will be hosting the “Know Your Impact: Under the Influence” event from 6 . to 9 p.m. in the Student Union, Ballrooms A and B. A variety of fun activities at the event are meant to simulate the effects of alcohol and how it impairs j...

A Chance to Speak with President Wilson

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Campus News

Students are encouraged to come and discuss recent changes at The University of Akron from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. President Matthew Wilson and Undergraduate Student Government will be holding a town hall forum in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge. The town hall meeting is open to all studen...

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