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Interim President Green Discusses Plans for ‘Brighter’ UA Future

Interim President Green Discusses Plans for ‘Brighter’ UA Future

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

April 24, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Former UA President Recounts Contributions Before Transition to New University

Former UA President Recounts Contributions Before Transition to New University

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Changes Coming to 2019 SpringFest

Changes Coming to 2019 SpringFest

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

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

Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

By Abigail Schreiner, Guest Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

UA Hosts First Annual Student-Led Research Symposium

UA Hosts First Annual Student-Led Research Symposium

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Multiple UA Departments Respond to Disabled Student Evacuation Incident

Multiple UA Departments Respond to Disabled Student Evacuation Incident

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Rape Crisis Center to Host Annual Walk of Heroes

Rape Crisis Center to Host Annual Walk of Heroes

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

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

Akron Law Students Competing for Cash Prize at Intramural Trial Competition

Akron Law Students Competing for Cash Prize at Intramural Trial Competition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

University of Akron Seeking Book Donations for Local Youth

University of Akron Seeking Book Donations for Local Youth

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

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

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 24, 2019


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Fifth Annual Zippython Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

Fifth Annual Zippython Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 24, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

UA Chemistry Professor Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Asthma Research

UA Chemistry Professor Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Asthma Research

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Great Lakes Science Center Exhibits Cars from Zips Racing

Great Lakes Science Center Exhibits Cars from Zips Racing

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

2nd Annual Dodgeball Charity Tournament Sign-Ups Open

2nd Annual Dodgeball Charity Tournament Sign-Ups Open

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

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

ZipCon 2019 Brings More Than 2000 Attendees

ZipCon 2019 Brings More Than 2000 Attendees

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Rethinking Race Conversation Tackles Heroes, Race

Rethinking Race Conversation Tackles Heroes, Race

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

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

UA Speech & Debate Team Secures Fourth Consecutive State Championship

UA Speech & Debate Team Secures Fourth Consecutive State Championship

By Megan Parker and José Suárez

February 25, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

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

Graduation Can Be Confusing; Academic Advisers Are Here to Help

Graduation Can Be Confusing; Academic Advisers Are Here to Help

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

A Closer Look At UA’s Free Speech Policy

A Closer Look At UA’s Free Speech Policy

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Counseling & Testing Center Announces ‘Taking Care Week’ Events

Counseling & Testing Center Announces ‘Taking Care Week’ Events

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

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

New STEM Center at UA Supports Urban Education

New STEM Center at UA Supports Urban Education

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Akron School Superintendent Joins Board of Trustees

Akron School Superintendent Joins Board of Trustees

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Students Audition to Be Next Zippy

Students Audition to Be Next Zippy

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

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Teaching the Polymer Science of Cooking

Teaching the Polymer Science of Cooking

By José Suárez, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Central Stores Offers Surplus Property at Bargain Prices

Central Stores Offers Surplus Property at Bargain Prices

By José Suárez, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Student Recreation and Wellness Center to Hold Blood Drive

Student Recreation and Wellness Center to Hold Blood Drive

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Students React to Severe Weather Response

Students React to Severe Weather Response

By Megan Parker

February 4, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

UA Touring Ensemble Brings Arts to Elementary Schools

By Payton Burkhammer, ZTV Producer | Lowdown

February 4, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

OrgSync to Change Name

OrgSync to Change Name

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Community Outlook Positive During First Week

Community Outlook Positive During First Week

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

UAPD Offers ‘Away from Home’ Service for Traveling Students

UAPD Offers ‘Away from Home’ Service for Traveling Students

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

UA Revises Presidential Search, Students Share Divided Opinions

UA Revises Presidential Search, Students Share Divided Opinions

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

The University of Akron Board of Trustees approved a proposal to revise the presidential search process that will expand the search committee, but also keep the process out of public view. This revision was originally announced as being considered on Nov. 28 before being accepted one week later on Dec. 5...

UAkron App Now Available

UAkron App Now Available

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Kaitlin Bennett Visits UA, Vows Open Carry Return

Kaitlin Bennett Visits UA, Vows Open Carry Return

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

SEFA Grant Helps UA Students with Non-Academic Financial Needs

SEFA Grant Helps UA Students with Non-Academic Financial Needs

By Brooklyn Dennison and Sala Wier

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

MakerStudio at UA Offers Free 3D Printing for Students

MakerStudio at UA Offers Free 3D Printing for Students

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Coming to Bierce Library

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

November 21, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

One Injured, One Arrested in UA Residence Hall Shooting

One Injured, One Arrested in UA Residence Hall Shooting

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Five-Star Friday Opinions From Fellow UA Students

Five-Star Friday Opinions From Fellow UA Students

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Etiquette Lunch Offers Networking Opportunities

Etiquette Lunch Offers Networking Opportunities

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

International Center to Feature Study Abroad Fair

International Center to Feature Study Abroad Fair

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Bierce Library to Host Board Game Fridays for Students

Bierce Library to Host Board Game Fridays for Students

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Submissions for The AshBelt Open in November

Submissions for The AshBelt Open in November

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

Disabilities Awareness Week at UA Seeks Increased Awareness

Disabilities Awareness Week at UA Seeks Increased Awareness

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Fall Visit Day Offers Future Students Insight on Campus Life

Fall Visit Day Offers Future Students Insight on Campus Life

By Benjamin Bast, Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

University of Akron, Stark State Announce Dual Enrollment Initiative

University of Akron, Stark State Announce Dual Enrollment Initiative

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

The Complete List of Programs Cut at The University of Akron

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

Clarifying Miscommunication Among Part-time Faculty Members

Clarifying Miscommunication Among Part-time Faculty Members

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

Alcohol Awareness Week at UA

Alcohol Awareness Week at UA

By Sala Wier and Megan Parker

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

USG President Discusses Support for APR, Student Reactions to Results

USG President Discusses Support for APR, Student Reactions to Results

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

October 9, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

Concerns, Responses to Cut Programs Impact on Students

Concerns, Responses to Cut Programs Impact on Students

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

‘Come One, Come All’ to Homecoming

‘Come One, Come All’ to Homecoming

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

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

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

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Jerry Springer Visits UA, Discusses Political Climate

Jerry Springer Visits UA, Discusses Political Climate

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Esports at UA Receives Mixed Reactions from Community

Esports at UA Receives Mixed Reactions from Community

By Tyler Gunter, Guest Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

UA Student Hosts Event for Suicide Awareness, Prevention

UA Student Hosts Event for Suicide Awareness, Prevention

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Diversity Week Shows Importance of Pronouns, Respecting Them

Diversity Week Shows Importance of Pronouns, Respecting Them

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Analysis: Digging Deeper into the Report Behind the Cuts

Analysis: Digging Deeper into the Report Behind the Cuts

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

John Green Talks Program Review, Interim Presidency

John Green Talks Program Review, Interim Presidency

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Best Of, Campus News, News, Showcase

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

UA History Department Shows Disapproval of Academic Eliminations

UA History Department Shows Disapproval of Academic Eliminations

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

UA History Professor Publishes Book on Early American Women

UA History Professor Publishes Book on Early American Women

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Brooklyn Dennison and Jake Herron

August 16, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

May 6, 2018


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

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

Relay For Life Raises Funds, Celebrates Survivors

Relay For Life Raises Funds, Celebrates Survivors

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

May 4, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

State of The University, Revisited

State of The University, Revisited

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

April 27, 2018


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

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

Campus Cupboard Gives Relief to Students in Need

Campus Cupboard Gives Relief to Students in Need

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Five-Star Fridays Benefits Some, Troubles Others

Five-Star Fridays Benefits Some, Troubles Others

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

By Jake Herron and Megan Parker

April 23, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Dean John Green Named Interim President

Dean John Green Named Interim President

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

A Survivor’s Movement

A Survivor’s Movement

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Senior Week Activities Filling Up

Senior Week Activities Filling Up

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

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

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

By Ciara Davis, Student Voice

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

President Wilson Talks about His Decision to Step Down

President Wilson Talks about His Decision to Step Down

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Rape Crisis Center to Host 13th Annual Walk of Heroes

Rape Crisis Center to Host 13th Annual Walk of Heroes

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

Sophomore Celebration Week Includes Multiple Events, Activities

Sophomore Celebration Week Includes Multiple Events, Activities

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Students State their Opinion about President Wilson Stepping Down

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase, Top Stories

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

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

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

By Pam Duncan, Guest Writer

April 6, 2018


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

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

Eleventh Black Male Summit Encourages, Celebrates Black Success

Eleventh Black Male Summit Encourages, Celebrates Black Success

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

A Look at Athletic Spending in Higher Education

A Look at Athletic Spending in Higher Education

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

President Wilson to Step Down

President Wilson to Step Down

By Robert Barrett Jr., Copy Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase, Top Stories

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

Moody’s Upgrades University of Akron’s Outlook

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

UA Students Protest for Change During Walkout

UA Students Protest for Change During Walkout

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

March 15, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Fire Reported at Knight Chemical Laboratory

Fire Reported at Knight Chemical Laboratory

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

Delta Zeta Gives Gift of Hearing to All

Delta Zeta Gives Gift of Hearing to All

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

A Smoke-Free Campus Follow-Up

A Smoke-Free Campus Follow-Up

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Rape Crisis Center Upcoming Events

Rape Crisis Center Upcoming Events

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Digital Edition Has Arrived, Subscribe Online

Digital Edition Has Arrived, Subscribe Online

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

The Hunt for School Spirit at The University of Akron

The Hunt for School Spirit at The University of Akron

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

The University of Akron Takes Stance on Student Protests

The University of Akron Takes Stance on Student Protests

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Spring Adventure Trips with Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Spring Adventure Trips with Student Recreation and Wellness Center

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018


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

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

Calling All Local Poets

Calling All Local Poets

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

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

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

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

University of Akron Accepting Achievement Award Nominations

University of Akron Accepting Achievement Award Nominations

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

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

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

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Rape Crisis Center to Host Open House

Rape Crisis Center to Host Open House

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

Fighting Cancer With Purpose

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

Student Union Renamed, Donations Increase, More During Board Meeting

Student Union Renamed, Donations Increase, More During Board Meeting

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

RHPB Hosts Another Successful Stuff-a-Roo

RHPB Hosts Another Successful Stuff-a-Roo

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Mesa Hispana Offers a Judgement Free Zone for Learning Spanish

Mesa Hispana Offers a Judgement Free Zone for Learning Spanish

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

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

Attn Zips: Looking For a Chance to Win Big?

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

Enrollment Open for NCCAkron Dance Club

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

February 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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

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