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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

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

Campus Cupboard Provides Assistance for Students Facing Food Insecurity

Campus Cupboard Provides Assistance for Students Facing Food Insecurity

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

March 13, 2020

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

UA Suspends All Instruction Through March 29 in Response to Coronavirus

UA Suspends All Instruction Through March 29 in Response to Coronavirus

By Megan Parker and Kaitee Horstmann

March 10, 2020

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

Students Help Produce ‘The Forgotten Dead’ in EXL Unclass

Students Help Produce ‘The Forgotten Dead’ in EXL Unclass

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2020

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

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

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

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

March 9, 2020

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

‘Public Spaces, Early Learning Internship’ Open for Students

‘Public Spaces, Early Learning Internship’ Open for Students

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

March 9, 2020

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

Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund Gives Students Real Experience in Investing

Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund Gives Students Real Experience in Investing

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

March 9, 2020

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

Kenyette Tisha Barnes Speaks About Oppression, Activism

Kenyette Tisha Barnes Speaks About Oppression, Activism

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

March 9, 2020

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2020

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

Turning Point USA Teaches Students Fiscal Responsibility, Activism On Campus

Turning Point USA Teaches Students Fiscal Responsibility, Activism On Campus

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

March 8, 2020

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2020

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

Akron Law Professor Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Modernizing Internet Copyright

Akron Law Professor Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Modernizing Internet Copyright

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2020

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

Taking Care Week 2020 Promotes Physical, Mental Health During Midterms

Taking Care Week 2020 Promotes Physical, Mental Health During Midterms

By Megan Parker and Caitlin Heintz

February 20, 2020

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

Students Encouraged to Submit Research for Second Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium

Students Encouraged to Submit Research for Second Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2020

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

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

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

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 18, 2020

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

Students Enjoy Comedian Routine During RHPB 9:09 Event

Students Enjoy Comedian Routine During RHPB 9:09 Event

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

February 18, 2020

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2020

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2020

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

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

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

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

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 5, 2020

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2020

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

Career Services Hosting Internship & Career Fair for Students, Alumni

Career Services Hosting Internship & Career Fair for Students, Alumni

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

January 29, 2020

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

New Leadership Rebuilding UA’s Campus Habitat for Humanity

New Leadership Rebuilding UA’s Campus Habitat for Humanity

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

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

LGBTUA Advocates for Equality, Inclusivity on Campus

LGBTUA Advocates for Equality, Inclusivity on Campus

By Emily West, Guest Writer

December 11, 2019

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

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

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

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

December 11, 2019

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

UA Students Network With Professionals at PRSA Student Day 2019

UA Students Network With Professionals at PRSA Student Day 2019

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

December 10, 2019

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

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

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

By Megan Parker and Kaitee Horstmann

November 19, 2019

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

Students Split Over Decision to End Five Star Fridays

Students Split Over Decision to End Five Star Fridays

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

November 19, 2019

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2019

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

ZPN Root Beer Kegger Inspires Student Safety

ZPN Root Beer Kegger Inspires Student Safety

By Enrique Antonio, News & Opinion Contributor

November 18, 2019

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

College Republicans Give Students Opportunities to Engage in Politics

College Republicans Give Students Opportunities to Engage in Politics

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

November 18, 2019

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

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

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

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

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

School of Nutrition, Dietetics Offering New Minor in Nutrition

School of Nutrition, Dietetics Offering New Minor in Nutrition

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2019

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

UA Student Team Wins Third Consecutive Insurance Collegiate Challenge

UA Student Team Wins Third Consecutive Insurance Collegiate Challenge

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

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

Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing Holds Career Fair for Marketing Students

Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing Holds Career Fair for Marketing Students

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

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

Parsons Dance Visits UA to Teach Master Classes, New Techniques

Parsons Dance Visits UA to Teach Master Classes, New Techniques

By Fabiana Mosquera, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

October 22, 2019

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

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

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

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

October 15, 2019

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

Akron Law Accepting GRE Scores From Applicants as Alternative to LSAT

Akron Law Accepting GRE Scores From Applicants as Alternative to LSAT

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

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

UA Financial Planning Program Ranked 11th in Nation

UA Financial Planning Program Ranked 11th in Nation

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

In their 2019 rankings released last week, Wealth Management ranked The University of Akron’s Financial Planning Program as 11th in the United States. For this ranking, a total of 67 on-campus, full-time, four-year programs were compared based on several factors, such as degrees granted, number of facul...

Several Study Abroad Opportunities Available to UA Students

Several Study Abroad Opportunities Available to UA Students

By Connor VanMaele, Guest Writer

October 14, 2019

Studying in another country doesn’t have to be just a dream at The University of Akron, with the Education Abroad Office. Education Abroad is a service that allows students to spend time in a foreign country of their choice while also earning credits for their degree. This gives students the ability to learn ...

UA School of Communication Hosting Fall 2019 Advising Fair

UA School of Communication Hosting Fall 2019 Advising Fair

By Kaitee Horstmann and Megan Parker

October 8, 2019

To help students prepare for the spring semester, The University of Akron School of Communication is hosting a fall advising fair in room 110 of Kolbe Hall on Oct. 29 and 30. Only for students in a communication program, this walk-in style event just started this past spring semester from the idea that faculty are better suited to assist with making program specific plans and decisions. McKenna Vietm...

Akron Army ROTC Celebrates 101st Year with New Alumni Lecture Series

Akron Army ROTC Celebrates 101st Year with New Alumni Lecture Series

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

To mark its 101st year on The University of Akron Campus, the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is launching a new alumni lecture series. This new series titled the “Army ROTC Legacy of Leadership Lecture Series” was created in cooperation with several alumni from the program as a way to ackno...

Counseling, Testing Center Sponsoring National Depression Screening Day on Campus

Counseling, Testing Center Sponsoring National Depression Screening Day on Campus

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

October 2, 2019

The Counseling & Testing Center will be providing free screenings for depression and other mood disorders in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union and the Polsky Building on Oct. 3. In honor of National Depression Screening Day, which isn’t until Oct. 10 this year, the free mental health tests will...

Akron Early College Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School

Akron Early College Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

October 1, 2019

The Akron Early College High School (AECHS), a program located in the Polsky Building at The University of Akron, was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education on Sept. 26. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and non-public schools for t...

West Campus Parking Deck Construction Set to Complete in Early November

West Campus Parking Deck Construction Set to Complete in Early November

By Katie Shuber, News Contributor

September 30, 2019

As construction on the West Campus Parking Deck continues into the sixth week of the semester, Capital Planning at The University of Akron may have a completion date set. With 1,493 spaces in the deck, including 30 handicap accessible spaces and 12 metered spaces, the parking deck is located on 27...

Several Resources Available on Campus, in Community For Those in Need of Support

Several Resources Available on Campus, in Community For Those in Need of Support

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

All members of The Buchtelite would like to offer their condolences to the friends and family of the student and fellow Zip we all lost too soon. In light of this tragedy, The Buchtelite would like to remind members of the community that they do not have to face struggles in life alone. If you or...

Students Share Hopes, Wishes for Campus in Response to New President

Students Share Hopes, Wishes for Campus in Response to New President

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

In response to the Board of Trustees selecting Gary L. Miller as the 18th President of The University of Akron on Aug. 14, several students share their hopes and visions for the future of UA. Prior to assuming his duties on Oct. 1, President Miller was the Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay fr...

Roo Express Riders at UA Adjust to Fall 2019 Changes

Roo Express Riders at UA Adjust to Fall 2019 Changes

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 26, 2019

Students at The University of Akron are adjusting to the recent changes made to the Roo Express, a free shuttle around campus, and the route in which it operates. Since the Spring 2019 semester, Parking and Transportation Services at UA has combined the old three-route system around campus into the no...

Student Accessibility Group at Akron Acts as Social Networking, Advocacy Organization

Student Accessibility Group at Akron Acts as Social Networking, Advocacy Organization

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

Editor’s Note: Megan Parker was elected President of the Student Accessibility Group at Akron. This article was written strictly based on information from other group members. The Office of Accessibility created the Student Accessibility Group at Akron (S.A.G.A.) in response to a previous campus i...

‘Make Campus Great Again’ Initiative Launched at UA

‘Make Campus Great Again’ Initiative Launched at UA

By Jennifer Hockman, Social Media Editor

September 26, 2019

Focused on increasing voter registration and supporting the re-election of President Donald Trump, the Republican National Committee and the Trump Victory Committee launched the Make Campus Great Again (MCGA) program. The first MCGA program launched at The University of Akron on Sept. 16 in the Jea...

New Anthony J. Alexander Professional Development Center Opens on Campus

New Anthony J. Alexander Professional Development Center Opens on Campus

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports

September 17, 2019

Built to help students in the College of Business Administration develop their skills through a one-stop training spot, The University of Akron opened the new Anthony J. Alexander Professional Development Center on Sept. 9 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Named after Anthony J. Alexander, a UA gradua...

USG President, Vice President Working Toward Campus Sustainability, Student Wellness

USG President, Vice President Working Toward Campus Sustainability, Student Wellness

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2019

Undergraduate Student Government President Mark Okocha and Vice President Morgan Booker have been working hard on campus toward several goals of sustainability, student wellness and improved campus relations. Currently, Okocha and Booker are seniors. Okocha is majoring in supply chain management and ...

Interim President Green Announces Continued Academic Investments

Interim President Green Announces Continued Academic Investments

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2019

Interim President John Green announced The University of Akron is looking to hire 17 new faculty members and begin national searches for five administrative positions in order to continue its focus on superior academic programs. All of the searches are planned to start this academic year in hopes o...

Faculty Senate, Akron-AAUP Leaders Share Response to New President, Search Process

Faculty Senate, Akron-AAUP Leaders Share Response to New President, Search Process

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2019

Editors Note: The Buchtelite will provide an additional article on students’ response to these topics. Leaders from two key constituency groups on campus, Faculty Senate and the Akron-AAUP, share their responses to the recent changes at The University of Akron. According to the online Merriam-Webster dic...

Changes Made to Roo Express Shuttle Routes for Fall Semester

Changes Made to Roo Express Shuttle Routes for Fall Semester

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 8, 2019

Parking and Transportation Services at The University of Akron has changed the route of the Roo Express, a free shuttle for students on campus, from several routes to one circulatory route for the Fall 2019 semester. In past semesters, the Roo Express had three routes: the Polsky Express, East Route...

Students Share Experiences, Advice after Start of New Semester

Students Share Experiences, Advice after Start of New Semester

By Katie Shuber, News Contributor

September 8, 2019

With two weeks of the Fall 2019 semester complete, students at UA are sharing their advice for new students based on a variety of different experiences during these first weeks of classes. Jaquie McAninch, a junior business administration major, said while her first week did not go as planned, the sec...

Goodyear CEO Set as 2019 Goodyear Executive Leadership Forum Keynote Speaker

Goodyear CEO Set as 2019 Goodyear Executive Leadership Forum Keynote Speaker

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

August 30, 2019

Richard J. Kramer, chairman, CEO and president of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will be speaking at The University of Akron’s annual Goodyear Executive Leadership Forum on Sept. 17. Kramer’s portion of the leadership forum will take place at 1:15 p.m. in the Jean Hower Taber Student Unio...

President-Elect Names Wayne Hill as New UA Chief of Staff

President-Elect Names Wayne Hill as New UA Chief of Staff

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2019

On Aug. 21, President-elect Gary Miller and Interim President John Green named Wayne Hill as chief of staff and vice president of The University of Akron. With a bachelor’s degree in sociology, Hill first joined the Department of University Communications and Marketing in 2011 as associate vice president for marketing. Curre...

UA Dining Services Makes Several Changes to Different Campus Locations

UA Dining Services Makes Several Changes to Different Campus Locations

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

The University of Akron’s Dining Services, which is controlled by Aramark, has announced changes were made to the dining locations across campus. According to a UA press release, the Steak ‘n Shake and Starbucks in the Exchange Residence Hall will not be reopening this fall semester. Tom George, th...

UA Board of Trustees Select Gary L. Miller as New President

UA Board of Trustees Select Gary L. Miller as New President

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2019

After a unanimous decision at the Aug. 14 Board of Trustees meeting, Gary L. Miller, Ph.D., has been named the 18th President of The University of Akron. President-elect Miller, 65, is currently Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and will assume his duties at UA on Oct. 1, 2019. Along ...

UA Students Increase Child’s Mobility with Modified Toy Truck

UA Students Increase Child’s Mobility with Modified Toy Truck

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

May 1, 2019

Since September 2016, 4-year-old Nathan Ramey has attended occupational, physical and speech therapy at Akron Children’s Hospital.   Nathan has Down syndrome and is currently in remission from leukemia, after taking his last dosage of chemotherapy on Jan. 18, according to a University press rele...

University of Akron Student Petitions for Campus Community Garden

University of Akron Student Petitions for Campus Community Garden

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019

Inspired by a project in her English composition class, University of Akron student Valerie Rado sought out to start a community garden on campus.   On a sunny Spring morning, Rado, along with several other UA students, handed out goodies such as fresh fruits while promoting the project.   ...

Interim President Green Discusses Plans for ‘Brighter’ UA Future

Interim President Green Discusses Plans for ‘Brighter’ UA Future

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

April 24, 2019

With the spring semester ending soon and growing questions about the plans moving forward, Interim President John Green spoke with The Buchtelite about the future budget and faculty buyouts at The University of Akron.   Shortly after he began his position as interim president, Green said he learn...

Former UA President Recounts Contributions Before Transition to New University

Former UA President Recounts Contributions Before Transition to New University

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 23, 2019

As The University of Akron currently searches for its fourth leader since 2014, a former UA president has been chosen as the fifth president for Missouri Western State University.   Through a 5-0 vote by MWSU’s Board of Governors on March 12, Matthew Wilson will begin his new journey as pres...

Changes Coming to 2019 SpringFest

Changes Coming to 2019 SpringFest

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 23, 2019

The University of Akron is hosting a newly-imagined SpringFest on May 3, 2019, with several changes announced, including making it a student-based festival.   The changes to SpringFest were announced around the same time as the news of more budget cuts at UA surfaced. However, there is no definite co...

Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

By Abigail Schreiner, Guest Writer

April 22, 2019

As a crowd holding glow sticks sits and listens to an Akron Against Cancer representative speak on stage, relationships between immediate family, extended family and friends are read.   Each time the representative reads a different title, such as mother, father or friend, another glow stick crack...

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 19, 2019

For the second year in a row, NASA has invited a team of students from the College of Engineering and Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences to travel to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, from April 15 to 19.   The University of Akron’s “Virtual Environments for Space Travel” (VEST...

UA Hosts First Annual Student-Led Research Symposium

UA Hosts First Annual Student-Led Research Symposium

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 16, 2019

The first-ever University of Akron Interdisciplinary Symposium (UA-IS), an event for students to showcase their research, took place in the ballroom of the  Taber Student Union on April 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Two doctoral students at UA, Scott Swiatek and Matt Williamson, created the sympo...

University of Akron Employee, Alum to Appear on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’

University of Akron Employee, Alum to Appear on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 10, 2019

An employee and alumnus from The University of Akron will appear as a contestant on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” hosted by Chris Harrison Thursday, April 11, 2019.   Derek Daily is currently one of the UA Career Services coordinators and also serves as a liaison for the LeBron James Family Foundat...

Multiple UA Departments Respond to Disabled Student Evacuation Incident

Multiple UA Departments Respond to Disabled Student Evacuation Incident

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019

This article is part two of a two-part series.  Part two covers the response from different departments at The University of Akron. Part one covers the incident from the perspective of the student.   After an incident where a University of Akron student with disabilities, Hannah Laudo, was left in her dorm...

Rape Crisis Center to Host Annual Walk of Heroes

Rape Crisis Center to Host Annual Walk of Heroes

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2019

The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties is hosting their annual Walk of Heroes this year on April 26, from 6-8 p.m.   In the past, there have been delays due to the weather, so this year the Rape Crisis Center decided to have an indoor event, utilizing the Stile Athletics Field H...

Akron Law Students Competing for Cash Prize at Intramural Trial Competition

Akron Law Students Competing for Cash Prize at Intramural Trial Competition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 3, 2019

Eight teams from The University of Akron School of Law will be competing for a cash prize in the school’s 10th annual intramural trial competition on Saturday, April 6.   This competition is sponsored by Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd., an award-winning law firm originally founded in 1957 with offices in Ca...

University of Akron Seeking Book Donations for Local Youth

University of Akron Seeking Book Donations for Local Youth

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019

Through April 5, ZipAssist and serveAkron are hosting a book drive asking for new and gently used children’s books in support of Bright Star Books, a local nonprofit working to increase the access to and ownership of books in Akron and surrounding areas.   Bright Star Books was founded in 20...

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019

The University of Akron’s student rocket-design team, the Akronauts, will be competing in NASA’s 2019 Student Launch Competition in Huntsville, Alabama from April 4-6.   Founded in 2014, the Akronauts are comprised of students from the College of Engineering. Through hands-on experience, the students ...

Designing Independence: UA Students Modify Power Wheels for Children with Disabilities

Designing Independence: UA Students Modify Power Wheels for Children with Disabilities

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 24, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once asked, “Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”   Students from the Biomedical Engineering Design and NASA Robotics teams at The University of Akron answered this question through customizing electric toy cars for local children ...

Fifth Annual Zippython Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

Fifth Annual Zippython Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 24, 2019

The fifth annual Zippython, a dance marathon held to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital, will take place in Central-Hower High School's gymnasium on April 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Zippython is a small chapter of a student-run organization called Miracle Network Dance Marathon (MNDM) that spa...

A Q&A With the USG Presidential, Vice Presidential Candidates

A Q&A With the USG Presidential, Vice Presidential Candidates

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 18, 2019

Voting for the Spring 2019 Undergraduate Student Government Elections is currently underway.   According to USG Election Rules, the general elections are held within the first 11 weeks of the spring semester and the first-year elections are held within the first six weeks of the fall semester.   “The President, V...

UA Chemistry Professor Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Asthma Research

UA Chemistry Professor Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Asthma Research

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

March 18, 2019

As a respiratory condition that impacts several people on a daily basis, asthma is an important topic within research. One professor at The University of Akron understands its importance through her research.   Dr. Sailaja Paruchuri received a $1.9 million Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Ins...

Great Lakes Science Center Exhibits Cars from Zips Racing

Great Lakes Science Center Exhibits Cars from Zips Racing

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Three open-wheel race cars designed and built by members of Zips Racing will be featured in an exhibit focusing on Formula One racing at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland starting on March 15 through Labor Day weekend. This exhibit titled, Vroom! A Car Adventure is also set to include more inf...

Akron Ph.D. Student Receives Research Grant, Fellowship Award for Eye Research

Akron Ph.D. Student Receives Research Grant, Fellowship Award for Eye Research

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 13, 2019

As one of the most important organs in the human body, the eye helps people navigate the environment around them through seeing objects color, form and shape.   Katelyn Sondereker is a fourth-year integrated bioscience Ph.D. candidate at The University of Akron whose research revolves around ...

2nd Annual Dodgeball Charity Tournament Sign-Ups Open

2nd Annual Dodgeball Charity Tournament Sign-Ups Open

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 13, 2019

The University of Akron Residence Hall Council is hosting Zippy’s Let’s Dodge Cancer Classic on Sunday, April 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, courts four and five.   In its second year, the tournament will raise money for Relay For Life, a community-based fundra...

Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 12, 2019

This article is part one of a two-part series. Part one covers the incident from the perspective of the student. Part two covers the response from different departments at The University of Akron.   A University of Akron student with disabilities was left in her dorm room despite yelling for he...

ZipCon 2019 Brings More Than 2000 Attendees

ZipCon 2019 Brings More Than 2000 Attendees

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 4, 2019

The Akron Anime Club recently hosted its sixth annual ZipCon at The University of Akron on Feb. 23 and are already starting preparations for next year’s event. ZipCon is a one-day convention primarily for fans and cosplayers of the popular  Japanese media forms anime and manga but does not exclude fan...

Rethinking Race Conversation Tackles Heroes, Race

Rethinking Race Conversation Tackles Heroes, Race

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 4, 2019

As the events of Rethinking Race seek to inspire discussion about the roles given to a race in society, various subjects about how the different races are viewed also come up. On March 4 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., a law professor from The University of Akron will address the topic of “non-traditional c...

UA Speech & Debate Team Secures Fourth Consecutive State Championship

UA Speech & Debate Team Secures Fourth Consecutive State Championship

By Megan Parker and José Suárez

February 25, 2019

Editor’s Note: The Buchtelite would like to apologize to The University of Akron’s Speech and Debate team for the original story “Speech, Debate Renaissance Sweeps Across UA, Rivals.” The story was unbalanced and did not appropriately capture the hard work that UA’s Speech and Debate students ...

Graduation Can Be Confusing; Academic Advisers Are Here to Help

Graduation Can Be Confusing; Academic Advisers Are Here to Help

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

Graduating can be a difficult task as it is a transition from the academic world to the professional world. However, advisers from the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Akron have some advice on how to graduate smoothly and avoid barriers. For students beginning to prepare...

A Closer Look At UA’s Free Speech Policy

A Closer Look At UA’s Free Speech Policy

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

In recent months, Kaitlin Bennett, a figure known for her strong and sometimes controversial stance on Second Amendment rights, has twice visited The University of Akron. During both of her visits, Bennett was greeted by supporters and opponents alike. This is not the first time an individual or group has...

Counseling & Testing Center Announces ‘Taking Care Week’ Events

Counseling & Testing Center Announces ‘Taking Care Week’ Events

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

February 21, 2019

Have you started to feel those mid-semester blues? With midterms right around the corner, students' wellness and mental health may not be in the best state. Luckily, the Counseling and Testing Center at The University of Akron dedicates a whole week of events to taking care of yourself. Starting Fe...

New STEM Center at UA Supports Urban Education

New STEM Center at UA Supports Urban Education

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 21, 2019

In support of growth in STEM education, the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education is collaborating with organizations and schools in the region to establish the Urban STEM Education Center. According to a press release from The University of Akron, the total workforce in the fields of ...

Akron School Superintendent Joins Board of Trustees

Akron School Superintendent Joins Board of Trustees

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

February 21, 2019

The University of Akron Board of Trustees has appointed Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James as an advisory trustee, the Board announced last Wednesday. The board unanimously voted to appoint the longtime Akron school leader during their regular meeting on Feb. 13. As an advisory me...

Students Audition to Be Next Zippy

Students Audition to Be Next Zippy

By Bri Hayes, ZTV Reporter | Lights, Camera, Akron!

February 19, 2019

On Wednesday, Feb. 13 The University of Akron held Zippy tryouts where students lined the halls of InfoCision Stadium to see if they would make a perfect fit as our honorable, Zippy.   ZTV’s Lights, Camera, Akron! had the opportunity to speak with Kristi Reese, Associate Director of Alumni Rela...

Teaching the Polymer Science of Cooking

Teaching the Polymer Science of Cooking

By José Suárez, Reporter

February 19, 2019

Developed by assistant professor of polymer science, Dr. Hunter King, and fifth-year graduate student Michael Wilson, “Polymer Science of Cooking” is a natural sciences colloquium in The University of Akron’s Williams Honors College. Working in the lab of the interim dean of the College of Polymer Science a...

Central Stores Offers Surplus Property at Bargain Prices

Central Stores Offers Surplus Property at Bargain Prices

By José Suárez, Reporter

February 19, 2019

Located in the Administrative Services Building on Mill St. near Quaker Square, Central Stores is the place to go for bargain-priced items that the University looks to get rid of. Staffed Monday through Friday by a handful of individuals under the management of storekeeper J.P. Colo, Central Stor...

UA, KSU Faculty Hold Solidarity Picket Line to Support WSU Strike

UA, KSU Faculty Hold Solidarity Picket Line to Support WSU Strike

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019

Members of the American Association of University Professors from The University of Akron and Kent State University held a solidarity picket on the UA campus in support of the faculty at Wright State University on Feb. 5. The picket took place across from Bierce Library on Buchtel Mall, where UA and KSU faculty mem...

Student Recreation and Wellness Center to Hold Blood Drive

Student Recreation and Wellness Center to Hold Blood Drive

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

February 4, 2019

The University of Akron Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be hosting a blood drive Feb. 5-8 from 12-8 p.m. The blood drive will be held in room 245, which is the classroom in the rec center, student assistant of Campus Programs Claire DeBruin said. This is one of the many events being held...

Students React to Severe Weather Response

Students React to Severe Weather Response

By Megan Parker

February 4, 2019

With the recent days of temperatures below zero and the winter storm that left several Akron streets covered in snow, students at The University of Akron reacted differently to the campus’ snow and cold closing policies. According to UA’s website, the decision to close the University or not ...

UA Touring Ensemble Brings Arts to Elementary Schools

By Payton Burkhammer, ZTV Producer | Lowdown

February 4, 2019

The University of Akron's Touring Dance Ensemble debuted their marine-themed performances for elementary school students Sunday, Jan. 29.   Touring Ensemble is a required class for all dance majors, where over the course of a year, dancers refine their show and prepare for the final performance...

OrgSync to Change Name

OrgSync to Change Name

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019

The University of Akron’s student organization database, OrgSync, will soon bear a new name this semester, according to a ZipMail released on Jan. 8. Students were able to vote on the proposed name changes, which included “The Pouch,” “RooSync,” “RooConnect” and “Engage!” Vot...

Community Outlook Positive During First Week

Community Outlook Positive During First Week

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019

The first week of the spring semester began and ended with quite a bit of snow, but that didn't stop The University of Akron campus community from having a positive outlook. In fact, some welcomed the snow. Dr. Mary Biddinger, a professor in the English Department and poet, said seeing a little sno...

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

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 per...

UA Revises Presidential Search, Students Share Divided Opinions

UA Revises Presidential Search, Students Share Divided Opinions

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

December 12, 2018

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 Dec. 5...

UAkron App Now Available

UAkron App Now Available

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

December 12, 2018

In November, The University of Akron launched its new 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 t...

Kaitlin Bennett Visits UA, Vows Open Carry Return

Kaitlin Bennett Visits UA, Vows Open Carry Return

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

December 6, 2018

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 in...

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 5, 2018

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

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...

‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Coming to Bierce Library

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

November 21, 2018

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

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

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

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...

Etiquette Lunch Offers Networking Opportunities

Etiquette Lunch Offers Networking Opportunities

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

November 6, 2018

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

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 31, 2018

 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

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

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

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...

Disabilities Awareness Week at UA Seeks Increased Awareness

Disabilities Awareness Week at UA Seeks Increased Awareness

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 24, 2018

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 24, 2018

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...

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