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Before the pandemic, all students and alumni met face-to-face with potential employers during career fairs.

Five Targeted Career Fairs Help Students Connect with Future Jobs in October

To serve all students during the continued COVID-19 pandemic, Career Services offers the career fairs both in person and online.
By Summer Torok, Managing Editor October 6, 2021

Students at the University of Akron can meet and network with employers from around the region and beyond at five targeted career fairs hosted by Career Services & Employment, both in person and online...

Multi-Disciplinary Panel on Covid-19 Vaccinations and Mandates Offered by The University of Akron, October 7

Multi-Disciplinary Panel on Covid-19 Vaccinations and Mandates Offered by The University of Akron, October 7

The panel will include four speakers across disciplines, including an infectious disease physician, a Summa Health representative, and UA professors of Philosophy and Biosciences.
By Abigail Geiser, Correspondant October 4, 2021

A multi-disciplinary panel presentation titled “Vaccines, Public Health and Mandates: A multi-disciplinary approach” will be held by the Center for Conflict Management (CCM), Department of Sociology...

Allie and Aisley in front of the old Harry Style’s set.

Studio 31 Offers Halloween Special

Studio 31 is a new Selfie Studio located in Akron, Ohio.
By Summer Torok, Managing Editor September 28, 2021

Local photographers Aisley Herndon and Allie Sayre came together to create a space where both of their passions in photography could be explored. The two dreamed of a place where a community could be...

“Fashion offers a neutral space for diverse groups to come together and collectively share cultural experiences.”

UA’s Fashion Trendsetters

his is an introduction to an upcoming Buchtelite spotlight column highlighting unique and fashionable outfits worn by University of Akron students and faculty on campus. Students and faculty can email their submissions to [email protected] to be featured in the column.
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 27, 2021

The Zips are back on campus (mostly) for 2021’s fall semester and, for some, it’s their first semester of in-person instruction. With classes being back in-person students and faculty get to interact...

(Photo courtesy of the Theatre Guild at The University of Akron)

UA’s Theatre Guild to Hold Fundraiser Oct. 15

The event will take place at Boston Market on Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and will support student run organization University of Akron's Theatre Guild. Participants are asked to order take out or pick up.
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2021

The University of Akron Theatre Guild holding a fundraiser to support their organization productions, which showcase student talent at UA.   Support their cause by enjoying a meal on Oct. 15, 2021...

Making college more affordable with no tuition increase for the 2021-22 academic year, on-campus housing rates reduced by 30% and the ZAS, available to new students beginning fall 2021.

UA to Offer Free Tuition to Pell Grant Eligible New Students, Fall 2021

The Zips Affordability Scholarship is designed for incoming, first-time, full-time students eligible for the federal Pell-grant, attending The University of Akron.
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor September 24, 2021

The University of Akron announced the creation of a scholarship that will enable Pell Grant-eligible students to receive four years of free tuition. The Zips Affordability Scholarship will cover the entire...

Tarot cards

UA Student Turns Passion Into Pocket Change During COVID-19

As natal charts and tarot reading become more popular, UA student turns it into a business.
By Summer Torok, Managing Editor September 24, 2021

2020 was a year of quarantine and boredom. Kristina Hrnjak is a fourth-year student at the University of Akron. She is majoring in history with a minor in philosophy and has been into astrology from a...

A Moment, Please
Naomi Boyer, oil painting.

Lost & Gained

How Myers School of Art Students Weathered the Pandemic
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2021

March 10, 2020 was a day filled with disbelief and confusion. The rumor mill was rife with speculation at UA’s Myers School of Art of an eminent shut down because of the coronavirus(COVID-19). While...

A Word From President Miller:

A Word From President Miller:

Why I Am Hopeful — and why you should be too
By President Gary L. Miller May 28, 2021

While 2020 was a year of hardship, it was also, for those of us at The University of Akron, a year of hope. What I have seen over the past year from our students, faculty and staff has given me tremendous...

A Faculty Perspective: So Much Change

By Linda Marie Saliga, Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Senate Chair May 28, 2021

As I think back to the beginning of the pandemic, I marvel at just how naïve I can be. Anyone who knows me well knows that I do not follow the news closely and have no social media accounts. I like...

UA Faculty Shifts to Online Education in Innovative Ways due to COVID-19

UA Faculty Shifts to Online Education in Innovative Ways due to COVID-19

Four UA professors discuss adjustments and achievements in the classroom.
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor April 5, 2021

The pandemic has abruptly changed the lives of both students and faculty here at The University of Akron. After writing an article last fall about how students were feeling about the transition to online...

UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’

UA’s Graphic Design Seniors Present ‘Unmuted’

“Unmuted” Portfolio Exhibition is open to the public from April 5–16, 2021 at The Myers School of Art, Emily Davis Gallery. Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduled time slots guarantee no waiting in line when you arrive.
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2021

COVID-19 has created challenges for the 31 graduating graphic design students at The University of Akron (UA). Despite those challenges, the class of 2021 came together to create a showcase for their joint...

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

UA Offering Free COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 4, 2021

The University of Akron will be holding a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics starting on April 8 for all enrolled students to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine...

(Graphic via The University of Akron)

Peer Mentors Sought for the 2021-22 Academic Year

The Office of Multicultural Development is actively recruiting and accepting applications until Monday, April 26, 2021 5 p.m.
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-chief March 31, 2021

For the past eight years, Autumn Frampton, associate Director of Academic Support Services in the Office of Multicultural Development has been overseeing the Office of Multicultural Development's Peer...

Myers School of Arts 2020 Design Class won Gold and Silver awards at the 2021 Akron ADDY Awards.

UA Students Victorious in 2021 American Advertising Awards Show

By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2021

According to their website, The American Advertising Awards are a highly respected event that gives awards to outstanding professionals in creative industries in the Akron-Canton area.  AAF’s website...

Senior Ceramics major Kayla Weinman next her her winning piece ‘How Many Licks?’, 2020. Ceramic, underglaze, glaze, wood, paint.

Emily Davis Gallery Featuring Works From 85th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

The Exhibition is free and open to the public until Mar. 26
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2021

The Myers School of Art's 85th Annual Juried Student Exhibition features student artwork from all academic levels, media, and disciplines.  According to the Emily Davis Gallery’s website, it...

Penn Foster veterinary technology first year student, Kiley Bush, wears a spring inspired cloth face mask.

Mask Fashion During COVID-19

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 14, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article is an introduction to an upcoming weekly column featuring students and faculty in their best face mask fashion.   During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

A polaroid of Stephanie after receiving her COVID-19 test, impatiently awaiting results.

We Persevere

A brief reflection on the year of the pandemic.
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor March 14, 2021

It’s hard to believe that a full year has passed since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. I can still feel the fear that I felt in my chest when classrooms on campus were buzzing...

If you’re planning on traveling this spring break, mapping out a socially distanced road trip can both easy and fun.

Exercise Caution when Traveling this Spring Break

Students planning to travel for spring break should be sure to adhere to CDC guidelines and plan trips in advance when possible.
By Stephanie Fairchild,  Social Media Editor March 14, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to affect the lives of people across the globe, students may find themselves considering a much-needed vacation this spring break. However, the CDC still recommends avoiding non-essential...

Seff and Schulz created rugs for Youtuber, Treyten using his logo.

UA Students Turn Quarantine Hobby Into Business

Two students took advantage of their free time during the COVID-19 quarantine to start a small business.
By Summer Torok, Correspondent March 14, 2021

Like many Americans in 2020, Brooke Seff, a junior at the University of Akron and her boyfriend, UA alum Bill Schulz, were stuck in a long, boring quarantine due to COVID-19.   Much like the rest...

Bailey Eaton works at UA’s Freshëns.

UA Students Discuss Working While in School

Students share their experiences as well as tips for others who work while attending college.
By Isabella Anderson, Correspondent February 24, 2021

As college students there are multiple ways to learn responsibility. Setting your alarms to not miss an 8 a.m., living in dorms, moving into first apartments, and of course, attending classes and putting...

Roommates Tina Grassi and Madi Britton, both third-year engineering students at the University of Akron, have some masked fun in the snow.

How We Had Fun During the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 forced everyone to find new and safe ways to get out (or stay in) and enjoy themselves. I explored some of these activities in a mini-series last semester on COVID-19 safe activities, this article looks back at these activities.
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 16, 2021

With so many businesses shut down due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) many people lost their outlets for entertainment. Everyone had to discover new ways to enjoy their favorite activities or...

My display for the Myers School of Art’s Annual Studio Scholarship Competition

Myers School of Art’s Annual Scholarship Competition: A Reflection

Myers School of Art’s Annual Studio Scholarship Competition offers students partial support towards tuition and the opportunity to exhibit their work
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2021

Prior to coming to the Myers School of Art, I was not comfortable enough to show my art. As artists we leave a piece of ourselves in our creations and the idea of someone seeing pieces of myself on a...

Jan Almasy from Apex Communication Network ready for virtual PRSSA meeting with camera.

PRSSA Virtual Event Focuses on Human-Centric Media Design

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor December 10, 2020

The University of Akron PRSSA chapter hosted the first event of the year virtually on Sep. 28. where guest speaker, Jan Almasy, a local entrepreneur and co-founder of Apex Communications Network, spoke...

Campus Changes Now In Effect: Summit County is Level Purple

Campus Changes Now In Effect: Summit County is Level Purple

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor December 8, 2020

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

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

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

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor November 17, 2020

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

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

Free Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Available Across Campus

By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor November 17, 2020

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

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

ZPN Hosts Successful First Drive-In Movie Event

By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 16, 2020

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

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

ZTV’s 2020 Election Night Special: Educational, Informational

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor November 16, 2020

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

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

Tips, Tricks for Success in Online Learning

By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor November 16, 2020

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

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

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

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor October 19, 2020

The University of Akron celebrated its 150th anniversary through social media and specially planned events to meet social distancing standards on Saturday, Oct. 10. Students, alumni, faculty, staff...

Senior Myers student Kayla Weinman is pictured with two pieces she created for her Intermediate Drawing class this semester, which are currently on view in the lower atrium of Folk Hall.

Dashiell Tools & Materials Award Available for Art Majors at UA

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor October 19, 2020

Created in 1997, The Malcolm J. Dashiell scholarship fund was dedicated by Janet Dashiell Gardner in memory of her husband. Dashiell, who helped establish the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at The University...

The Spin scooters available on campus and throughout downtown Akron are bright orange for easy finding.

Spin Scooters Provide Affordable, Sustainable Mode of Transportation in Akron

The City of Akron and The University of Akron partnered with Spin, a dockless scooter-share company to provide a new transportation option.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor October 19, 2020

The University of Akron and the City of Akron have partnered with Spin to help provide an alternative, sustainable, low-cost mode of transportation for students and Akron residents. Spin is a dockless...

After several months of waiting, Spring 2020 graduates finally have news regarding a commencement ceremony.

UA Announces Dates for Postponed Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony

The Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies were unable to take place in May due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2020

Almost five months after The University of Akron postponed the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies, graduates now will have the opportunity to walk across the stage in E.J. Thomas in one of two ceremonies...

Before the pandemic, all students and alumni met face-to-face with potential employers during career fairs.

Career Services Hosting Virtual Career Fair for Students, Alumni

As job searching has moved online due to the pandemic, the career fair will help with the search via Handshake from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor September 29, 2020

The University of Akron Career Services is hosting a virtual career fair, open to all students and alumni, via Handshake from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 30, then from 2-6 p.m. on Oct 1. With...

This event is free and open to students at The University of Akron.

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

Jan Almasy, co-founder of Apex Communications Network, will speak to students about the future of marketing and more.
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor September 27, 2020

As their first event of the 2020-2021 year, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at The University of Akron is hosting “A Human-Centric Media Model” on Monday, Sept. 28,...

A unification of The University of Akron School of Law (left) and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law would be the only one in the U.S. to be part of two different urban public research universities.

UA, CSU Announce Potential Law School Merge through New Joint Exploratory Working Group

A partnership between the two law schools would expand course opportunities available to students and more.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2020

The University of Akron (UA) and Cleveland State University announced a potential partnership between the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and UA’s School of Law through the formation of a Joint Exploratory...

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

How is Online Education During a Pandemic Different for Students?

As many classes have switched to online instruction, are students missing the structure and socialization required to succeed?
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor September 21, 2020

In the midst of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many college students have found safety and peace of mind in having the option to work and study in the comfort of their own homes. A...

The Akronauts and their rocket in Amherst, Ohio, in February for the vehicle test launch and payload demonstration for the 2020 NASA Student Launch Competition.

UA Student Rocket-Design Team Places Fourth in Annual NASA Competition

The University of Akron’s Akronauts worked for eight months on their rocket for the 2020 NASA Student Launch Competition.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor September 21, 2020

The Akronauts, the student rocket-design team at The University of Akron, received fourth place overall in the 2020 NASA Student Launch Competition out of 54 total teams who participated this year. According...

The Express Building where the Robotics Team typically meets throughout the semester.

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

The award-winning team is preparing for next year’s big competition at NASA, despite the cancellation of this year’s event.
By Rachel Evans, Guest Writer May 14, 2020

The University of Akron’s Robotics Team was getting ready for the NASA Robotics Mining Competition at Kennedy Space Center scheduled for later in May, when their plans were brought to a halt by the global...

Student Union.

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

By Colleen Gaffney, Guest Writer May 14, 2020

Students with a passion for pottery at The University of Akron have banded together to form a new club called ‘Seize the Clay’ based in Folk Hall, the arts building on campus. The new club welcomes...

The University of Akron chapter of Love Your Melon table in the student union.

Love Your Melon Akron Continues to Send Love to Child Cancer Patients

This organization continues to meet virtually to make cards for Akron Children’s Hospital.
By Paige Shultz, Guest Writer May 9, 2020

Can you imagine being in the hospital during this pandemic? Not only that, can you imagine not being able to have family visit because they fear spreading the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to you? According...

Throughout the semester, signs for Campus Focus could be seen in different locations at The University of Akron.

UA’s Campus Focus Helps Connect Students to Jesus

By Amanda Swaney, Guest Writer May 9, 2020

Campus Focus is a student ministry organization at The University of Akron that can sometimes be overlooked, but strives to provide students with a place to learn more about having a relationship with...

The Akron School of Law is one of a few Ohio law schools to now accept GRE scores as an alternative to LSAT scores.

Pre-Law Society Provides Certainty During an Uncertain Time

By Madisyn Smith, Guest Writer April 27, 2020

While the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought uncertainty, times are even more uncertain for political science major Abigail Siegfried as she graduates from The University of Akron and...

LGBTUA now meets virtually on Tuesdays due to the pandemic.

LGBTUA Helps Reform Campus Policies to Create Inclusive Environment

By Clay Slattery, Guest Writer April 27, 2020

LGBTUA is a student organization at The University of Akron, which purpose is to provide an open and affirming group for LGBTQ+ students and their allies. The organization was first founded in 2011...

Zips for Haiti coffee is roasted by the Akron Coffee Roasters.

Zips for Haiti Sponsors Haitian Student to Study at UA

The student organization raised money to sponsor Rilouvinxx Isaac from Ouanaminthe, Haiti, by starting their own coffee business.
By Camryn Moore, Guest Writer April 27, 2020

Zips for Haiti is a student organization at The University of Akron encouraging student engagement through fundraising initiatives to bring about long-term change in Haiti and immerse students into Haitian...

The newly revamped Psi Chi National Honor Society held its first induction ceremony in several years in 2019.

Psychology Student Organization’s Road to Success Halted by Coronavirus

Psi Chi kicked off the semester with an induction ceremony to celebrate new members, but nothing could prepare them for what would happen next.
By Lora Knopp, Guest Writer April 27, 2020

Have you heard of Psi Chi? If not, you’re not alone. In past years, Psi Chi has not been a well-known organization around campus, according to its President, Kayla Maximovich. The Psi Chi student...

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

Students Express Mixed Feelings Toward Shift to Online Learning

Some students feel that they will be able to succeed in online coursework, while others are concerned about the changes to the curriculum.
By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor April 22, 2020

Students at The University of Akron are facing an unprecedented situation, as President Gary L. Miller informed the campus community that all instruction would be moved online for the rest of the semester...

Several offices for members of the administration reside on campus in Buchtel Hall.

Deadline for Switch to Credit/No Credit Grading Option is May 3

As UA moves all classes online, students can opt for the credit/no credit option in place of a letter grade.
By Kaitee Horstmann and Megan Parker April 13, 2020

As part of the transition to online learning for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, The University of Akron is offering expanded credit/no credit grading options for students. On March 16, President...

A student and their parent during the moving process at

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

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor April 8, 2020

With campuses closing down across Ohio due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), students are being asked to move out of their dorms and return home. The University of Akron is one of these campuses,...

Additional information on actions taken by The University of Akron can be found online.

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...

The Jean Hower Taber Student Union “grab-and-go” location.

Campus Cupboard Provides Assistance for Students Facing Food Insecurity

Four locations on campus provide students with access to non-perishable food and hygiene items.
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...

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

UA Suspends All Instruction Through March 29 in Response to Coronavirus

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

A group of students working during the Unearthing Akron’s Past, The Forgotten Dead of Schneider Park unclass.

Students Help Produce ‘The Forgotten Dead’ in EXL Unclass

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

Officers from The University of Akron Police Department routinely patrol different areas of campus.

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...

Interns working at the Exchange House along with volunteers during the summer of 2019.

‘Public Spaces, Early Learning Internship’ Open for Students

This paid internship gives students a chance to give back to the community while developing skills for future careers.
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...

Members (left to right) Trevor Sidewand, Anne Wagner, Antony Filing, Niki Hirani, Faith Rush and Victor Wells after a recent NEOSVF meeting.

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...

Kenyette Tisha Barnes spoke about her role in the #MuteRKelly movement.

Kenyette Tisha Barnes Speaks About Oppression, Activism

Barnes is the co-founder of the #MuteRKelly movement, which protests the singer’s abuse of women and girls.
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...

A group of students and faculty with their awards at the 2020 American Advertising Awards.

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

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

Members of The University of Akrons Turning Point USA tabling in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.

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...

Several members of the College Democrats at the University had the opportunity to visit Iowa during the Iowa Caucus.

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

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

New School of Law Professor Mark F. Schultz is seen here testifying at the Feb. 11 U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property hearing.

Akron Law Professor Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Modernizing Internet Copyright

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

During Taking Care Week 2018, students wrote “Get Well” cards for Akron Children’s Hospital patients while relaxing with the therapy dogs.

Taking Care Week 2020 Promotes Physical, Mental Health During Midterms

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

Students who present during the symposium have the chance to improve interpersonal communication and gain knowledge from peers outside their field.

Students Encouraged to Submit Research for Second Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium

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

The 2019 Red Dress Gala raised over $9,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation.

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

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

Several students enjoyed taking a break from homework and responsibilities during the event.

Students Enjoy Comedian Routine During RHPB 9:09 Event

Sammy Obeid, a California native, has appeared on television shows such as “Conan” and “America’s Got Talent.”
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...

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

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

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

Actress and writer Mindy Kaling announced “Hair Love” as the Best Animated Short Film during the 92nd Academy Awards.

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

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

“Hair Love” follows the story of an African-American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.

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

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

PRSSA is a student organization that helps students make connections and gain skills in the professional public relations field.

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...

Zook Hall houses the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education.

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

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

Resumes and professional dress attire are required for both the Feb. 11 and 12 events.

Career Services Hosting Internship & Career Fair for Students, Alumni

The event is free and open to those looking for internships and long-term employment, along with those looking to network.
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...

Students involved with Campus Habitat for Humanity pose after participating in winter build trip.

New Leadership Rebuilding UA’s Campus Habitat for Humanity

After a rough transition in leadership, new members are working to improve the student organization.
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...

Members of LGBTUA watching videos on a computer.

LGBTUA Advocates for Equality, Inclusivity on Campus

UA’s largest LGBTQ club offers a support network for students and works to create a welcoming environment for everyone.
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,...

Members of PPGenUA include (left to right) Kaitlyn Rafferty, Calli Onest, Amy Quitter and Madison McKinney.

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

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

PRSA Student Day 2019 featured panels of Public Relations professionals in order for students to get a better understanding of the profession.

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...

Yvette Nicole Brown told students to build a foundation under themselves in order to stay stable when they make it big.

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

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

Five-Star Fridays was first implemented by former UA
President Matthew Wilson.

Students Split Over Decision to End Five Star Fridays

UA leaders have announced the elimination of the short-lived four-day class schedule due to numerous factors.
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...

Members of Zippython pose with members of the Comma Club while holding shirts showing the importance of commas in sentences.

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

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

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

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...

Members of the College Republicans pose as a group in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.

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...

The logo used for this years Make a Difference Day at The University of Akron.

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

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

The School of Nutrition and Dietetics is one of seven schools within the College of Health Professions.

School of Nutrition, Dietetics Offering New Minor in Nutrition

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

Dr. Jinjing Wang, left, is pictured with the team — Zachary Nolan, Tyler Hornbeck, Rebecca Matty, Nicholas Milich and Kyle Whyte.

UA Student Team Wins Third Consecutive Insurance Collegiate Challenge

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

The University of Akron has experienced several changes in leadership over the past five years.

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

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

The Office of Accessibility’s window decorated with Zippy and characters from the movie “Up” to inspire students on campus.

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

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

Students meeting with companies after the “speed dating round” to network with professionals.

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...

The office of the President and other administrative members are housed in Buchtel Hall.

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

These sessions will provide the campus community a way to directly interact and share ideas with members of the search committee.
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...

Dance students from levels V-VIII along with Parsons members during the week the company took residency at The University of Akron.

Parsons Dance Visits UA to Teach Master Classes, New Techniques

Dance students at The University of Akron got the opportunity to learn new styles in new ways.
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,...

President Gary L. Miller speaks with student media representatives from The Buchtelite, ZTV and WZIP.

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

UA’s new president answered questions from students and shared his hopes for the future in a press conference on Oct. 11.
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...

Renovations to the C. Blake McDowell Law Center began in December 2015 and ended in September of 2017.

Akron Law Accepting GRE Scores From Applicants as Alternative to LSAT

In hopes of making legal education more accessible, faculty unanimously voted to accept the GRE as part of application materials.
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...

The College of Business Administration offers 13 majors from accounting to human resource management.

UA Financial Planning Program Ranked 11th in Nation

Out of the 67 total programs assessed, The University of Akron’s program ranked within the top 15.
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,...

Elena Ewing during her trip to Spain to finish her Spanish minor.

Several Study Abroad Opportunities Available to UA Students

There are four different programs students can choose to participate in for a unique learning experience.
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...

Room 110 of Kolbe Hall, where several faculty offices are housed, is located on the first floor.

UA School of Communication Hosting Fall 2019 Advising Fair

Students in the School of Communication are invited to the advising fair on Oct. 29 and 30, no appointment needed.
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...

The Akron Army ROTC provides scholarships to students in the program no matter what their degree is.

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

The new series, titled “Army ROTC Legacy of Leadership Lecture Series” is set to begin on Oct. 16.
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...

Free and open to students, the Counseling & Testing Center is located on the third floor of Simmons Hall.

Counseling, Testing Center Sponsoring National Depression Screening Day on Campus

Free screenings for depression and other mood disorders will be available in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union or Polsky.
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...

The Akron Early College High School is housed within the Polsky building on campus.

Akron Early College Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School

The United States Department of Education awarded AECHS for its “overall academic excellence” for the second time in 12 years.
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...

One of the several signs indicating a potential hazard area in the West Campus Parking Deck.

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,...

The Counseling & Testing Center and ZipAssist are based in Simmons Hall on campus.

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

After the passing of a campus member, The University of Akron wants students to know that there are resources available dedicated to helping alleviate stress, depression and more.
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...

Students had the opportunity to meet President Miller and his wife during a meet-and-greet on Aug. 15.

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

As President Miller is set to take office on Oct. 1, several students have different visions for the future of The University of Akron.
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...

Some students have been skeptical of the decision to switch the Roo Express from three shuttle routes to one loop.

Roo Express Riders at UA Adjust to Fall 2019 Changes

Jared Coleman, Director of Parking and Transportation Services at UA, has some helpful suggestions for students unfamiliar with the new route.
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...

Those at the first S.A.G.A. meeting include (left to right) Jack Wolf, Ekena Poole, Breanna Sprenger, Kathleen Kulick, USG Senator-at-Large Isaiah Smith and Megan Parker.

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

This group was created by the Office of Accessibility in response to a situation last semester involving a student with disabilities.
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...

As the 2020 Presidential Election comes close, political campaigns are increasing their efforts to influence voters.

‘Make Campus Great Again’ Initiative Launched at UA

The Republican National Committee and the Trump Victory Committee created this program to increase support of re-electing Trump in 2020.
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...

UA balloons made the celebration of the opening of the new Anthony J. Alexander Professional Development Center hard to miss.

New Anthony J. Alexander Professional Development Center Opens on Campus

The University of Akron and the College of Business held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new building on Sept. 9.
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...

A fun fact about Mark Okocha and Morgan Booker is that based on the Harry Potter series Okocha is a Slytherin and Booker is a Hufflepuff.

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

As the newly elected leaders of the Undergraduate Student Government, Mark Okocha and Morgan Booker are hoping to help students learn more about their governing body.
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,...

The office of the President and other administrative members are housed in Buchtel Hall.

Interim President Green Announces Continued Academic Investments

Just weeks before he is due to step down as Interim President, John Green announced his plans for new faculty and administrative hires.
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...

Faculty Senate at The University of Akron held their first meeting of the 2019-20 academic year in a new campus location.

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

As part of the non-board members on the presidential search committee, these constituency group leaders share similar feelings.
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...

The Roo Express used to be comprised of three routes that have been combined to create the Campus Circulator route.

Changes Made to Roo Express Shuttle Routes for Fall Semester

Parking and Transportation Services has changed the shuttle’s routes by combining them into one circulatory route around campus.
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...

One popular spot for students at UA is the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.

Students Share Experiences, Advice after Start of New Semester

UA students share their experiences during the first weeks of classes and give some advice to students.
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,...

The College of Business Administration at The University of Akron is a partial sponsor of the 2019 Goodyear Executive Leadership Forum.

Goodyear CEO Set as 2019 Goodyear Executive Leadership Forum Keynote Speaker

This year’s forum includes a local leader from a successful organization to share firsthand experience from the world of business with students.
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...

Several offices for members of the administration reside on campus in Buchtel Hall.

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

Dr. Gary Miller’s first publicly announced appointment as president-elect gives UA a new vice president and 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...

Aramark first took over The University of Akron’s dining services in 2015 in order to improve the food options available to students.

UA Dining Services Makes Several Changes to Different Campus Locations

In order to adapt to declining enrollment and varying student preferences, Aramark has made changes to dining options at The University of Akron.
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...

President-elect Gary L. Miller thanks those who participated in the search process for trusting him to lead The University of Akron.

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

The University’s search for leadership ended Aug. 14 with the current Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.
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...

Nathan Ramey gives older brother, Trent, a ride in his newly adapted Power Wheels vehicle.

UA Students Increase Child’s Mobility with Modified Toy Truck

Biomedical engineering students adapted a Power Wheels Truck for a boy with Down Syndrome.
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...

UA student Valerie Rado petitions outside the Taber Student Union, offering fresh fruits and lollipops to passersby.

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...

Interim President John Green wears a University of Akron tie to show his campus pride.

Interim President Green Discusses Plans for ‘Brighter’ UA Future

The University of Akron has several ideas in motion to improve the budget issues and for student success through faculty changes.
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...

Former President Matthew Wilson hopes his success at The University of Akron will influence his career at Missouri Western State University.

Former UA President Recounts Contributions Before Transition to New University

As Matthew Wilson prepares to leave Akron for a new career in St. Joseph, Missouri, he discusses his contributions to the law school and University as a whole.
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...

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...

After finishing the Luminaria Ceremony lap at the 2018 Relay For Life, participants add glow sticks to the We Relay for... bowl.

Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

Akron Against Cancer is leading to fight for the University and greater Akron communities against cancer by raising funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
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...

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

As part of the Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students (S.U.I.T.S.) Challenge, the seven-member team traveled to Houston, Texas.
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...

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