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Student ambassador Lauren Redhead at The Fisher Institute grand reopening. Photo by Alyssa Alexsonshk.

The Fisher Institute Grand Reopening

The University of Akron College of Business’s Fisher Institute held a grand re-opening with important stakeholders.
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor May 16, 2022

On April 29, 2022, the Fisher Institute held a grand reopening through the Fisher Corporate Partners Meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attendees included students, corporate partners and UA faculty...

 “Messages to survivors” tabling in the Student Union April 1, 2022.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campus Activities

Organizations at The University of Akron spread awareness of sexual assault issues and services around campus.
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor April 26, 2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Several campus organizations have created events during this month to build awareness and provide resources to The University of Akron students, faculty, staff,...

Team BOLD Presents 2022 Senior Exhibition Showcase

Team BOLD Presents 2022 Senior Exhibition Showcase

“BOLD” Portfolio Exhibition is open to the public from April 22–29, 2022 at The Myers School of Art, Emily Davis Gallery.
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2022

I first met graphic design major and marketing minor Kohl Spieker when I was a freshman at the University of Akron. Spieker’s skill in graphic design was immediately apparent to me, as was his kind...

The Williams Honors College of The University of Akron

Williams Honors College Seeking Submissions for the 2022 Ben Auburn Award in Cultural Criticism

The Ben Auburn Award competition, open to all undergraduate students at The University of Akron, offers a $500 prize.
By Hannah Wines, Correspondant April 18, 2022

The Williams Honors College of The University of Akron is looking for undergraduate students to submit works for the Ben Auburn Award of Cultural Criticism.   The Ben Auburn Award competition is open...

Two College of Business Assistant Professors are Accelerating Student Learning

Two successful women UA faculty members’ accomplishments inspire other women.
By Alyssa Alexsonshk , News Contributor April 11, 2022

March marked Women’s History Month with the celebration of International Women’s Day’s on March 8. However, it is important to continue celebrating successful women faculty members at The University...

Students Revamp University of Akron Pre-Law Society

Students Revamp University of Akron Pre-Law Society

By Savannah Johns , Correspondent April 11, 2022

For many years, The University of Akron’s Pre-Law Society thrived. The society met to gain perspective about the legal profession and prepare students for law school admissions. However, after the...

Global Diversity and Cultural Influence Claim the Spotlight in UA Leads Final Event of the Year

Students plan UA Leads Events from the Sigma Lambda Honorary to encourage leadership and involvement on campus.
By Sarah Minear , Correspondent April 11, 2022

On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, the UA Leads series came to a close with their Zips Explore the World event. This program highlighted the importance of global diversity and cultural influence through...

University of Akron campus.

UA Students Struggle to Manage Changes with Academic Advising

Many students at The University of Akron have experienced changes in academic advising, so students share some tips and information about their challenges.
By Emily Price, Copyeditor April 11, 2022

A general PSA email from my academic advisor popped up in my feed.  It was my sophomore year and I had already had one advisor who left the summer I was scheduling for my freshmen courses in the fall....

Lights. Camera. Akron! Fall 2021 team after live show

How Joining WZIP and ZTV has Impacted My College Experience and How It Can Enhance Yours

By Hannah Wines , Correspondent March 8, 2022
The third floor of Kolbe Hall houses The University of Akron’s WZIP, the popular student-run college radio station, and ZTV, the 10-time Emmy-winning television station that UA students can join.
University of Akron campus.

Undergraduate Student Organization Upstart Crows Creates Zine

By Summer Torok, Emily Price March 8, 2022
Upstart Crows is an undergraduate student organization whose individuals share a love for writing.
Dean R.J. Nemer engaging with students and faculty at Valentine’s with the Dean event in Polsky. Photo by Alyssa Alexsonshk

College of Business Held Valentine’s with the Dean

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor March 3, 2022
The College of Business hosted a Valentine’s with the new Dean of The College of Business
University of Akron campus.

The University of Akron Names New Director of Global Studies Program

By Sarah Minear , Correspondent March 1, 2022

The University of Akron has named Dr. Yang Lin, a professor of Communication at UA, as the new director of the Global Studies program. Dr. Lin received his doctorate in Communication from the University...

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

Q&A with Filmmaker Matthew Cherry February 21, Student Union

UA Alumnus Matthew A. Cherry will be featured on campus and in a live public streaming interview and Q&A session
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief February 21, 2022

Feb. 21, 2022 at 7p.m. will mark the return of one of The University of Akron’s most famous alumni.  As part of Rethinking Race: Black, White, and Beyond, noted Writer, Director, Producer, and Editor...

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

Student Organization Women in Business Offers Space for Empowerment and Networking to Women Entering Workforce

By Abigail Geiser, Correspondent February 21, 2022
Women in Business is an organization for female students looking to meet other women professionals and learn from their advice and experience.
Throughout the day, students and staff at The University of Akron were able to curate their own “brain tattoo” and have their portrait taken.

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

Storytelling company Dear World visits The University of Akron to allow students and staff the opportunity to share their story.
By Sarah Minear, Contributor February 21, 2022

On Jan. 26, 2022, Dear World visited The University of Akron’s campus to encourage students to look within and share their stories with the world.  “We believe that if we can share more meaningful...

The Counseling and Testing Center Logo, featured on their website uakron.edu/counseling

The University of Akron Counseling and Testing Center Hosts 11th Annual “Taking Care Week” to Encourage and Facilitate Self-Care

“Taking Care Week” will be running Feb. 21-25 all over campus. Students are welcome to drop in whenever they have time.
By Savannah Johns February 18, 2022

For many University of Akron students, a busy semester makes students feel tired and overworked. To combat this fatigue, the Counseling and Testing Center is hosting their 11th annual “Taking Care Week.”...

Seating area just outside the new family study room, 76B.

Bierce Library Reinvents the Curriculum Center for Families and Students

With a 2021 grant, librarians Sean Kennedy and Mike Monaco were able to create a family study room, replace furniture and carpeting, and add a new “award-winners” collection of children’s and young adult books for the Center.
By Abigail Geiser, Correspondent February 8, 2022

Bierce Library is known for its features for students. From the bean bags on the ground floor to the Starbucks and the study rooms, the library is a safe place for people to study and meet up with friends....

Sami Butler, Junior photography major, sledding in Coleman Commons

UA Students Take on Winter Storm Izzy with Snowball Fights

Students enjoy snow day sledding and having snowball fights.
By Summer Torok and Abigail Stopka January 24, 2022

While Ohio weather typically warrants some snow, the winter storm Izzy had record snowfall that took Ohio residents by surprise. Most people would panic during a level-two emergency, but students at The...

University of Akron campus.

Students Divided over Updated University of Akron COVID Protocols

After UA announced updated protocols for COVID vaccination on Oct. 26, 2021, students at the university share their opinions on the decision to implement these mandates.
By Abigail Geiser, Correspondent December 13, 2021

After a brief period of what seemed like reconsideration, The University of Akron joined multiple universities in the state of Ohio to implement a vaccination mandate for students, faculty, and staff.  UA’s...

Abigail Stopka working late on coursework for her Public Relations Campaigns class.

Students Struggle With Heavy Work Loads,Causing Negative Effects on Mental Health

If you’re feeling overwhelmed this semester, know you’re not alone. Please make time to take care of yourself, regardless of how full your plate may be. You matter.
December 13, 2021

Many students, including myself, have found themselves feeling bogged down by the weight and effects of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Even with campus opening back up this fall, some students are struggling...

A member of VOCES8 coaches the students on stage at Guzzetta Hall.

UA Students Learn from World Renowned Vocal Ensemble

By Isabella Anderson, Special to The Buchtelite December 13, 2021

Have you ever had a fantastic educational experience when you least expected it?  “Being able to work with VOCES8 felt surreal,” Music B.A., Kaitlyn Gaughan, said. “These are musicians who have...

Image from the Cummings Center

The Cummings Center Museum Experience

By Samuel Grom  December 13, 2021

Just a few years ago, the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology opened a new feature on its first floor. The museum is a hidden gem that displays all its facets for students...

Panel members from left   to right Keyana Artis-Chunn Account Manager Science Services, Actalent/Entrepreneur, Courtney Gras Director, Techstars/Entrepreneur,
Melanie Brunty Owner, The Farmer’s Rail/ Entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurial Women in Business Event Inspires Students’ Growth

The University of Akron’s College of Business celebrates women during Entrepreneurship Week 2021 with a panel of UA Alums.
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, Contributor December 13, 2021

is extremely passionate? If so, chances are you know the feeling when a passionate person’s energy starts to be contagious. A wave of excitement spreads across everyone in the room as they become deeply...

University of Akron campus.

How UA Became My Home Away From Home

A farewell from myself and other graduating University of Akron students at The Buchtelite.
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 13, 2021

years I have been able to dodge the frequently asked question, “why did you choose UA?” I never had the answer and for every person that asked I had a different answer. I listed different tangible...

Image from the Cummings Center

Purpose and Promise: Students in Museums and Archives Certificate Program Persevere During COVID-19 and See their Work on Display

The students helped design Cultural Carry-On: America’s Literal Baggage, an exhibit of American culture, which will run through May 2022 in the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at The University Akron.
By Emily Price December 13, 2021

Director Dr. Jodi Kearns received a particular collection of bags from a family summer of 2019. This collection would give students a wonderful opportunity to learn more about cataloging items in museums...

UA’s Women’s Studies Program Offers a Presentation About the Pandemic’s Effects on Motherhood on Nov. 19

The presentation will be given by Dr. Pam Schulze and is part of the Rethinking Gender Series.
By Abigail Geiser, Correspondent November 16, 2021

The Women’s Studies program at the University of Akron plans to host a presentation called “What the Pandemic Taught Us About Motherhood” as part of their November Rethinking Gender Series on Friday,...

KDKA food collection by Dont Be A Litterbug is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

UA’s National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Competes with Kent State University in Canned Food Drive

Students can engage in a friendly competition with Kent State University to collect canned food for the University of Akron Campus Cupboard.
By Elsa Veizis, Emily Price November 10, 2021

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) hosts a Canned Food Drive to collect resources for the University of Akron’s Campus Cupboard. All students and staff can donate to the NSCS Canned Food...

Picture of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Akron.

American Red Cross Offers Lifeguard Course and Certifications for UA Students

To provide opportunities for students to gain real-world skills pertaining to safety and aid in emergency situations.
By Emily Price , Contributor October 25, 2021

This fall, the American Red Cross University of Akron provides the opportunity to take lifeguard courses for University of Akron full-time students. Those intending to fulfill lifeguard positions for...

12 Incompetent Jurors performed by UA’s Theatre Guild Opens Nov. 11

’12 Incompetent Jurors’ performed by UA’s Theatre Guild Opens Nov. 11

The University of Akron Theatre Guild’s President Emily Kay McNeeley and Secretary/Director Jacen Conlan discuss how students can get involved and what the theater community means to them.
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2021

On Nov. 11, the University of Akron Theatre Guild will present their production of “12 Incompetent Jurors,” a parody of “12 Angry Men.”   Typically, the theatre guild presents one production...

University of Akron School of Music Presents “Hallowinds” Concert on Sunday, October 31

University of Akron School of Music Presents “Hallowinds” Concert on Sunday, October 31

The annual concert will feature students from the School of Music dressed in costume, playing some favorite Halloween hits.
By Abigail Geiser, Correspondent October 25, 2021

The University of Akron School of Music will present its annual “Hallowinds” concert at Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave. on Oct. 31, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The concert will feature...

EX(L) Center

Photo Essay: University Offices Deck Themselves Out for Homecoming

Seven offices were transformed by faculty and staff into a ‘90s block party.
By Elisabeth Veizis, Correspondant October 18, 2021

Seven University of Akron departments, schools and offices participated in a decorating contest centered around a ‘90s block party theme.  As a part of this year’s homecoming, The School of Communication,...

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,...

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