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

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

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

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

School of Nutrition, Dietetics Offering New Minor in Nutrition

School of Nutrition, Dietetics Offering New Minor in Nutrition

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

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

Akron Law Offering New Blended Online J.D. Program in Fall 2020

Akron Law Offering New Blended Online J.D. Program in Fall 2020

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

Beginning in the fall 2020 semester, The University of Akron School of Law will offer a new Blended Online Juris Doctor (J.D.) program to make law school more accessible to part-time students. The new program allows part-time students to attend classes in person only two nights a week, while completing ...

Video Game Artist Visiting ‘Open World’ Exhibit at Akron Art Museum

Video Game Artist Visiting ‘Open World’ Exhibit at Akron Art Museum

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 5, 2019

Video game artists Angela Washko will speak at the Akron Art Museum on Nov. 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. to cover an interdisciplinary approach to feminism by combining installation art, video performance and game-making The museum’s current exhibit Open World: Video Games and Contemporary Art includes s...

‘Finding a Better U’ Developed to Help Improve Local Heart Health

‘Finding a Better U’ Developed to Help Improve Local Heart Health

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

November 5, 2019

Sponsored by The University of Akron Foundation and the College of Health Professions, faculty have developed the free program “Finding a Better U” (FABU) to help local residents improve their heart health starting in November 2019.  With heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death in Summit Co...

Akron Art Museum Invites Community Members to Explore the Moon Through New Exhibit

Akron Art Museum Invites Community Members to Explore the Moon Through New Exhibit

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 5, 2019

From Nov. 9 through March 15, 2020, the Akron Art Museum will display its newest exhibition “The Distance of the Moon.” According to a press release from the museum, the exhibit will feature images of the moon taken by NASA, contemporary artworks and historic prints.  Annie Wischmeyer, the ...

UA Student Team Wins Third Consecutive Insurance Collegiate Challenge

UA Student Team Wins Third Consecutive Insurance Collegiate Challenge

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

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

The Vindys Perform at Music Box Supper Club to Sold-Out Crowd

The Vindys Perform at Music Box Supper Club to Sold-Out Crowd

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

November 5, 2019

The Vindys proved themselves more than capable of providing guests with a spectacular experience on Nov. 1 during their performance at Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland. According to guitarist John Anthony, the band’s live performance rivals their recorded music.  The interplay between the ...

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

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

Crown Point Ecology Center to Display Art Exhibit by UA Senior

Crown Point Ecology Center to Display Art Exhibit by UA Senior

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 29, 2019

An exhibition titled “Family Heirloom” by a student from The University of Akron will be displayed at Crown Point Ecology Center, located at 3220 Ira Road, from Nov. 15 through Nov. 19. Senior Kristina Wolin, a painting and drawing major with a minor in photography, said Crown Point reminds he...

Zippython Hosting Pie-a-Thon, Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

Zippython Hosting Pie-a-Thon, Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

Zippython is hosting their Pie-a-Thon event at Coleman Common from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 30 as part of their efforts to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital. For just $3, anyone from the campus community will have the opportunity to pie one of the members from Zippython, The University of Akron cha...

Way Down Wanderers Performing at Happy Days Lodge

Way Down Wanderers Performing at Happy Days Lodge

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

October 29, 2019

Looking for something to do on Oct. 30? The Way Down Wanderers is performing at 7 p.m. at Happy Days Lodge, 500 W Streetsboro St, Peninsula, OH 44264, on Wednesday Oct. 30. Doors open at 6 p.m. Hailing from Peoria, Ill., the Wanderers will be featured in Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Concert Series and have performed across ...

Western Fruit Basket: Innovative American-Greek Fusion Food

Western Fruit Basket: Innovative American-Greek Fusion Food

By Katie Shuber, News Contributor

October 29, 2019

In the heart of downtown Akron, near the Akron Art Museum, there’s a 100-year-old Greek-American Fusion food restaurant run by a father and daughter duo. Western Fruit Basket is located at 115 E Market St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Greg Megois, the owner of ...

Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing Holds Career Fair for Marketing Students

Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing Holds Career Fair for Marketing Students

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

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

Summit County Probate Court Partners with Jockey Being Family Foundation

Summit County Probate Court Partners with Jockey Being Family Foundation

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2019

In supporting adoption in Summit County, the Jockey Being Family Foundation will provide adoptees and their siblings a monogrammed backpack with a blanket and teddy bear inside. In addition to the backpacks for the children, the foundation will also provide a Parent Resource Tote that has resources for post adoption...

Humane Society of Summit County Hosting BARKtoberfest to Advocate for Adoptable Animals

Humane Society of Summit County Hosting BARKtoberfest to Advocate for Adoptable Animals

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

October 23, 2019

The Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) is hosting BARKtoberfest, a craft beer tasting event sponsored by Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. as a fun fall event for prospective supporters and adopters from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 26. Featuring craft beer tasting, food from local vendors, games and a basket raffle, prospect...

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

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

Zips Esports Club Hosts Weekly ‘Super Smash Brothers’ Tournament

Zips Esports Club Hosts Weekly ‘Super Smash Brothers’ Tournament

By Jack Tupta and Kaitee Horstmann

October 22, 2019

The University of Akron Esports program offers a variety of clubs based on popular games for students who want to participate in the competitive video gaming with fellow Zips. One of these clubs, based on Super Smash Brothers, hosts weekly tournaments to bring together students to play the video ...

Akron Art Museum Hosting Annual Trick or Treat for Families

Akron Art Museum Hosting Annual Trick or Treat for Families

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 22, 2019

One of the next Family Days at the Akron Art Museum will include its annual Trick or Treat event on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m at the museum’s 1 South High St. location. Those who attend will be able to collect trinkets in the galleries as well as participate in art making and sensory ...

Parsons Dance Visits UA to Teach Master Classes, New Techniques

Parsons Dance Visits UA to Teach Master Classes, New Techniques

By Fabiana Mosquera, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

October 22, 2019

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

Youngstown Based Band Performing at Music Box Supper Club

Youngstown Based Band Performing at Music Box Supper Club

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

October 22, 2019

The Vindys, a band based out of Youngstown, will be performing at Music Box Supper Club, located on 1148 Main Ave in Cleveland, at 8 p.m. on Nov. 1. Doors open for those in attendance at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the performance. Tickets purchased in advance cost $15 and day-of tickets cost ...

Letter to the Editor: Reinvest in Student Success

Letter to the Editor: Reinvest in Student Success

By Collin T. Hayes, BA in Political Science, The University of Akron, Class of 2017

October 21, 2019

To President Miller and the Members of the Board of Trustees: I write this letter as a proud Akron Zip, a sentiment which was completely unfamiliar to me just five years ago. The path which brought me to Akron was long and winding; suffice it to say, after many false starts and missteps, UA offered...

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

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

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

October 15, 2019

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

Akron Law Accepting GRE Scores From Applicants as Alternative to LSAT

Akron Law Accepting GRE Scores From Applicants as Alternative to LSAT

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

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

Original Song by UA Student to be Performed in Local Church

Original Song by UA Student to be Performed in Local Church

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 15, 2019

An original song titled “Kyrie” by a student from The University of Akron will be performed by a choir accompanied by an organ and small chamber orchestra at Trinity United Church of Christ on Nov. 10 during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.  Originally from Cuyahoga Falls, junior Witt Cooper, a m...

UA Financial Planning Program Ranked 11th in Nation

UA Financial Planning Program Ranked 11th in Nation

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

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

Several Study Abroad Opportunities Available to UA Students

Several Study Abroad Opportunities Available to UA Students

By Connor VanMaele, Guest Writer

October 14, 2019

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

UA School of Communication Hosting Fall 2019 Advising Fair

UA School of Communication Hosting Fall 2019 Advising Fair

By Kaitee Horstmann and Megan Parker

October 8, 2019

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

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra 2019-20 Season Begins Next Month

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra 2019-20 Season Begins Next Month

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 8, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra will begin their 2019-20 season on Nov. 15 under the direction of Vinay Parameswaran as part of their continued efforts to nurture young musicians and unite the community through music. According to a press release, the November performance will feature both recent works and piece...

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

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

‘Open World’ Exhibit Debuting in Akron Art Museum This Month

‘Open World’ Exhibit Debuting in Akron Art Museum This Month

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

October 8, 2019

According to a 2018 Entertainment Software Association survey, more than 166 million Americans play video games, with the revenue generated by the industry in 2018 around $134.9 billion. Because of the popularity of video games, the Akron Art Museum’s new exhibit “Open World” will recognize...

Annual Adopt-a-Thon Weekend Expanded to Month Long ‘Dogtober’

Annual Adopt-a-Thon Weekend Expanded to Month Long ‘Dogtober’

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

“Dogtober,” a special adoption event hosted by Summit County, will run through Nov. 2 at the Summit County Animal Control Facility as an expansion of the annual fall adopt-a-thon event. Throughout Dogtober, families will have the opportunity to adopt fully vetted animals; meaning blood work, flea trea...

Zips Women’s Volleyball Continues Winning Streak, Prepares for Homecoming Matches

Zips Women’s Volleyball Continues Winning Streak, Prepares for Homecoming Matches

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

October 8, 2019

Heading into Homecoming weekend at The University of Akron, the women’s volleyball team has won nine consecutive games this season with an overall record of 11 wins and four losses. According to the athletic’s website, this nine-game winning streak started on Sept. 13 with their  win over St. Francis (PA). The Zips won all th...

Downtown Akron Partnership Highlights Culture Through Monthly ‘3rd Thursday’ Event

Downtown Akron Partnership Highlights Culture Through Monthly ‘3rd Thursday’ Event

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 8, 2019

Thanks to the Downtown Akron Partnership, the diversity of Akron can be experienced on the third Thursday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m. Free trolley services are available from Quaker Square to the more than 30 highlighted destinations in downtown Akron during the excursion. As part of the event, the Downtown ...

Counseling, Testing Center Sponsoring National Depression Screening Day on Campus

Counseling, Testing Center Sponsoring National Depression Screening Day on Campus

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

October 2, 2019

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

Akron Early College Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School

Akron Early College Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

October 1, 2019

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

Summit Artspace Opens First Juried Exhibit in Barberton Location

Summit Artspace Opens First Juried Exhibit in Barberton Location

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

October 1, 2019

Summit Artspace on Tusc opened their first juried art exhibit, “PORTALS,” during the annual Mum Festival in Barberton on Sept. 28, featuring 39 pieces from 24 local artist photographers. Similar to how a portal is a way in, out or between things, the photographs comprising the exhibit are considered...

County Officials Cut Ribbon on Summit Liberty House for Homeless Female Veterans

County Officials Cut Ribbon on Summit Liberty House for Homeless Female Veterans

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

County entities worked together to open the Summit Liberty House, located at Arch Street. City of Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan, Larry Moore; director of the Summit County Veterans Service Commission, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and several others cut the ribbon on the four-unit apartment bui...

Zips LIVE Interview with Football Head Coach, Men’s Golf Coach

Zips LIVE Interview with Football Head Coach, Men’s Golf Coach

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

September 30, 2019

The University of Akron’s football head coach, Tom Arth, and men’s golf coach, David Trainor, were featured guests recently on Zips LIVE, a weekly hour-long radio show that covers Zips Athletics. Airing locally on the Akron Sports Network flagship Fox Sports 1350, WARF-A and the Fox Sports 135...

Monthly ‘Akron Artwalk’ Event Shows Off Local Art, Culture

Monthly ‘Akron Artwalk’ Event Shows Off Local Art, Culture

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 30, 2019

In an effort to support local artists and show Akron residents the greater artistic community, Summit Artspace hosts a free tour of multiple artistic locations on the first Saturday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m. “Galleries are open and admission is free,” the artwalk website said. “The galleries w...

3 UA Colleagues Among Winners of Knight Arts Challenge Akron

3 UA Colleagues Among Winners of Knight Arts Challenge Akron

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

Among the 16 winning ideas and projects from the 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Akron are three created by colleagues at The University of Akron. Victoria Rogers, vice president for arts at the Knight Foundation, said the projects and ideas in Akron went far beyond their expectations for inspiring the c...

West Campus Parking Deck Construction Set to Complete in Early November

West Campus Parking Deck Construction Set to Complete in Early November

By Katie Shuber, News Contributor

September 30, 2019

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

National Museum of Psychology Features Historical Artifacts, Interactive Exhibits

National Museum of Psychology Features Historical Artifacts, Interactive Exhibits

By Enrique Antonio, News & Opinion Contributor

September 30, 2019

As an affiliate of the Smithsonian institution since 2002, the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology offered free admission to the National Museum of Psychology all day Sept. 21. Featuring permanent exhibits with unique items on the history of psychology as a science, agents of social chang...

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

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

Emily Davis Gallery Debuts Latest Exhibit ‘Stranger Beings: Hieronymus Objects & Other Curiosities’

Emily Davis Gallery Debuts Latest Exhibit ‘Stranger Beings: Hieronymus Objects & Other Curiosities’

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

September 26, 2019

In the making for over a year, the newest exhibit in the Emily Davis Gallery, “Stranger Beings: Hieronymus Objects & Other Curiosities,” opened on Sept. 23 and is now available to the public until Nov. 22. Arnold Tunstall, Director of University Galleries, planned this new exhibit with a gal...

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

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

Roo Express Riders at UA Adjust to Fall 2019 Changes

Roo Express Riders at UA Adjust to Fall 2019 Changes

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 26, 2019

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

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

15th Annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop Focuses on Activism, Advocacy

15th Annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop Focuses on Activism, Advocacy

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 26, 2019

Journalism and media professionals joined with students from The University of Akron and Kent State University for the 15th annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop on Sept. 19 for discussions on ethics in activism and advocacy. Hosted by the Poynter Institute in partnership with KSU, the all-day worksho...

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Visits Akron, Showcases Unique Musical Processes

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Visits Akron, Showcases Unique Musical Processes

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2019

To celebrate his 35th birthday, Jonathan Scales and his Fourchestra made a last-minute stop at BLU Jazz+ on Market Street in Akron, their self-proclaimed “favorite city in Ohio,” on Sept. 14. Scales describes his music as a complex blend of jazz and steel pan elements as well as unique rhythmic pa...

Zips Who Made It Big: UA Athletes Playing On Professional Teams

Zips Who Made It Big: UA Athletes Playing On Professional Teams

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

Ever wonder where student athletes go after they graduate? Although not all those who participate in collegiate sports move on to play for professional teams, there have been several from The University of Akron that have continued their athletic career after leaving college. “We have many forme...

‘Make Campus Great Again’ Initiative Launched at UA

‘Make Campus Great Again’ Initiative Launched at UA

By Jennifer Hockman, Social Media Editor

September 26, 2019

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

New Anthony J. Alexander Professional Development Center Opens on Campus

New Anthony J. Alexander Professional Development Center Opens on Campus

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports

September 17, 2019

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

Men’s Soccer Continues Season with Zero Wins, Fans Keep High Hopes for Team

Men’s Soccer Continues Season with Zero Wins, Fans Keep High Hopes for Team

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

September 17, 2019

Men’s Soccer at The University of Akron is off to a rough start with zero wins out of the first five games this season. Having won the Mid-American Conference Tournament last year and appearing in the NCAA National Championship game, before Maryland pulled ahead, the men’s soccer team is known ...

Several Universities Team Up with JCPenney For 2019 “Suit-Up” Event

Several Universities Team Up with JCPenney For 2019 “Suit-Up” Event

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 16, 2019

Career Services at The University of Akron and JCPenney are teaming up for another “Suit-Up” Event on Sept. 22, where UA and Stark State faculty, students and alumni will get exclusive deals on professional attire. Students with a valid Zip Card will have a unique opportunity to receive up to ...

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2019

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

Akron Symphony Orchestra to Explore Art of Russian Music

Akron Symphony Orchestra to Explore Art of Russian Music

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 16, 2019

The Akron Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 season will begin on Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Hall with an exploration of music pieces from four composers of Russian descent. Starting with two shorter pieces by Russian composers Mikhail Glinka and Modest Mussorgsky, guest pianist Alexander Korsan...

Literary, Visual Artists Encouraged to Submit Works for Poe’s Garden Exhibit

Literary, Visual Artists Encouraged to Submit Works for Poe’s Garden Exhibit

By Fabiana Mosquera, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

September 16, 2019

Summit Artspace will be celebrating the unique artistic impact of the works of Edgar Allan Poe next month, as the center is displaying works reflecting Poe’s fascination for the unknown and surreal through their new exhibit, Poe’s Garden. Visual and literary artists from Summit, Portage, Cuyah...

Independent Singer-Songwriter Shawn James to Perform at Musica

Independent Singer-Songwriter Shawn James to Perform at Musica

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

September 16, 2019

Once the soulful notes Shawn James sings reach your ears, his Mississippi delta roots by way of his upbringing in the South Side of Chicago, are more than apparent. His latest album, The Dark & The Light, was released on March 22, 2019. James will be performing at Musica on Market Street, Sep...

Interim President Green Announces Continued Academic Investments

Interim President Green Announces Continued Academic Investments

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2019

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

Summit Artspace Unites with Local Artists in Its Newest Exhibit

Summit Artspace Unites with Local Artists in Its Newest Exhibit

By LeKesha Parkman, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

September 10, 2019

Summit Artspace, a non-profit community art center organization, is introducing an exhibit celebrating the beauty found in everyday life that will be open to the public from Sept. 13 through Oct. 5 located at 140 East Market St. The exhibit “Function and Form: Artful Approaches to Everyday Living...

Residence Hall Program Board Events Promote Campus Involvement

Residence Hall Program Board Events Promote Campus Involvement

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2019

The Residence Hall Program Board is a student organization at The University of Akron that sponsors several entertainment events and activities for the campus community. While their list of events includes those sponsored with Residence Hall Council, such as “Stuff a Roo,” SAMs Rock Alike and Late...

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2019

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

Changes Made to Roo Express Shuttle Routes for Fall Semester

Changes Made to Roo Express Shuttle Routes for Fall Semester

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 8, 2019

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

Research by UA Professor Shows How Companies Use ‘Selfie-Marketing’

Research by UA Professor Shows How Companies Use ‘Selfie-Marketing’

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2019

Think twice before sharing those selfies on social media, as companies are now starting to use those self-portraits for marketing efforts. As defined by the online Merriam-Webster dictionary, a selfie is “an image that includes oneself (often with another person or as part of a group) and is take...

Glendale Cemetery Hosting Free Outdoor Movie Screening

Glendale Cemetery Hosting Free Outdoor Movie Screening

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 8, 2019

A free showing of the 1977 science-fiction film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” will take place on the Great Meadow of the Glendale Cemetery, located at 150 Glendale Ave., on Sept. 21. This event is part of an ongoing effort by the volunteer committee Free Akron Outdoor Movies to provide affordable entertainment for Akron resi...

Intramural Sports: Is Soccer Getting Cut?

Intramural Sports: Is Soccer Getting Cut?

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

September 8, 2019

Have you heard of the changes being made to the Intramural Sports offered on campus at UA? Intramural Sports is a program on campus organized as a way for the campus community to play sports separate from the intercollegiate level. Currently, there are several sports offered in the intramural p...

Celebration of the 19th Amendment Anniversary at UA

Celebration of the 19th Amendment Anniversary at UA

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

September 8, 2019

The University of Akron School of Law will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment by bringing together national experts to discuss how the effects of women’s suffrage have changed America’s present and future. These experts will be at this year’s annual Center for Constitutiona...

Students Share Experiences, Advice after Start of New Semester

Students Share Experiences, Advice after Start of New Semester

By Katie Shuber, News Contributor

September 8, 2019

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

Women’s Varsity Swimming, Diving Team Bonds Through Campus Fun

Women’s Varsity Swimming, Diving Team Bonds Through Campus Fun

By Jayla Green, News Contributor

September 8, 2019

The University of Akron Women’s Varsity Swimming and Diving team had a bonding experience, running and splashing through the fountains near Coleman Common after a game of ultimate frisbee on Sept. 6. Sophomore McKenzie Rice, a biology major and member of the UA varsity team, said while the activity co...

Why Get Involved as Zips Sports Start Again

Why Get Involved as Zips Sports Start Again

By Tyler Lane, News & Sports Contributor

September 8, 2019

I wanted to take the time to welcome all Zips back to campus! The fall semester is always a very exciting time at The University of Akron. Between athletics, clubs, groups, employment, and so much more, the opportunities to be involved with campus life are endless. A great way to start involvement ...

Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Official Medical Provider of UA Esports

Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Official Medical Provider of UA Esports

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2019

Although video gaming may not have the same physical toll as professional football or basketball, the medical industry still wants to keep collegiate esports gamers healthy. In a partnership with The University of Akron, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health is now the exclusive medical provider for Akron E...

UA Engineering Professor Studies Mars Terrain for 2020 NASA Mission

UA Engineering Professor Studies Mars Terrain for 2020 NASA Mission

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 3, 2019

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is currently counting down the days until another trip to Mars in 2020 with plans to send a new and improved rover to collect soil samples. Space travel is often related back to astronauts and spaceships, but people often forget all of the l...

Advice to a Younger Sibling Starting College

Advice to a Younger Sibling Starting College

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2019

There are several reasons why someone may choose to attend college at one place versus another. These can include affordability, courses offered and even as a way to get away from family for some independence. This was not the case when my brother, Noah Parker, made his decision to attend The Univer...

City of Akron Sponsors First Pizza Fest at Lock 3

City of Akron Sponsors First Pizza Fest at Lock 3

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 3, 2019

Sponsored by the City of Akron, Akron’s first ever Pizza Fest showcased eight local pizza vendors, cornhole, inflatables and live music performances at Lock 3 throughout Labor Day weekend. According to the Pizza Fest website, the three-day food and music festival featured several different pizza parlors fro...

Annual ZPN Fest Includes Bouncy Houses, Free Food, Activities for Students

Annual ZPN Fest Includes Bouncy Houses, Free Food, Activities for Students

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2019

“I found out about ZPN Fest by [Zipmail] and what attracted me to it was the snow cones, the food and the inflatables,” freshman Noah Parker, an applied theatre and business entrepreneurship major, said. As a way to welcome students back to The University of Akron, Zips Programming Network held ...

Goodyear CEO Set as 2019 Goodyear Executive Leadership Forum Keynote Speaker

Goodyear CEO Set as 2019 Goodyear Executive Leadership Forum Keynote Speaker

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

August 30, 2019

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

New Roo Weekend Kicks Off Fall 2019 Semester

New Roo Weekend Kicks Off Fall 2019 Semester

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

August 27, 2019

The University of Akron kicked off the Fall 2019 semester for incoming first year students through a variety of events and activities at New Roo Weekend. While there were many activities involved, a few of the main events included: the walk to Downtown Akron, the First Year Speaker, Fall in Love with A...

Emily Davis Gallery Now Featuring Works from UA Faculty, Staff

Emily Davis Gallery Now Featuring Works from UA Faculty, Staff

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2019

On Aug. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m., the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art and the Emily Davis Gallery at The University of Akron will be hosting a reception for this years Faculty Exhibition. Located in UA’s Folk Hall at 150 E Exchange St, this exhibition is free for the public to attend and features crea...

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2019

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

UA Dining Services Makes Several Changes to Different Campus Locations

UA Dining Services Makes Several Changes to Different Campus Locations

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

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

UA, Akron Art Museum Partnership Offers Free Admissions for Students, Faculty, Staff

UA, Akron Art Museum Partnership Offers Free Admissions for Students, Faculty, Staff

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

Starting on Aug. 29 through the 2019-20 academic year, general admission to the Akron Art Museum will be free for The University of Akron students, faculty and staff with a valid Zip Card. The partnership between the museum and UA was created in hopes of making art more accessible to the campus co...

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2019

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

Art & Craft Show Returns to Medina for Summer Event

Art & Craft Show Returns to Medina for Summer Event

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 13, 2019

On Aug. 17, Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows will be hosting their 2019 Medina Summer show at the Medina Community Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the event, vendors will have 100 percent handmade items including rustic home decor, various styles of jewelry, artisanal bath and...

Swensons Celebrates 85th Anniversary, Offers Special Customer Promotion

Swensons Celebrates 85th Anniversary, Offers Special Customer Promotion

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 5, 2019

Swensons’ story began when Wesley T. “Pop” Swenson started selling fresh-ground hamburgers from the back of his station wagon in 1934. Now, the drive-in restaurant chain is celebrating 85 years of service committed to Pop’s ideals of serving fresh food, milkshakes and crispy sides with a special c...

UA Students Increase Child’s Mobility with Modified Toy Truck

UA Students Increase Child’s Mobility with Modified Toy Truck

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

May 1, 2019

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

University of Akron Student Petitions for Campus Community Garden

University of Akron Student Petitions for Campus Community Garden

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019

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

The Buchtelite Prepares for Transition in Leadership

The Buchtelite Prepares for Transition in Leadership

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

April 24, 2019

As the school year comes to an end, editors at The Buchtelite move on to future prospects, as is the case with current Editor-in-Chief Brooklyn Dennison and Copy Editor Megan Parker   Dennison will be graduating with a degree in media studies this May, leaving her leadership role to Parker. &n...

Interim President Green Discusses Plans for ‘Brighter’ UA Future

Interim President Green Discusses Plans for ‘Brighter’ UA Future

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

April 24, 2019

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

Former UA President Recounts Contributions Before Transition to New University

Former UA President Recounts Contributions Before Transition to New University

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 23, 2019

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

Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

By Abigail Schreiner, Guest Writer

April 22, 2019

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

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 19, 2019

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

Akron Zoo to Celebrate Earth Day

Akron Zoo to Celebrate Earth Day

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 16, 2019

The Akron Zoo is celebrating Earth Day on April 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 25 vendors throughout the park sharing information on conservation, green energy and sustainable living efforts in the Akron community.   Doug Piekarz, President and CEO of the Akron Zoo, said that “Party for the ...

UA Hosts First Annual Student-Led Research Symposium

UA Hosts First Annual Student-Led Research Symposium

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 16, 2019

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 10, 2019

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

Multiple UA Departments Respond to Disabled Student Evacuation Incident

Multiple UA Departments Respond to Disabled Student Evacuation Incident

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019

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

Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals

Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

April 8, 2019

On March 20, the Akron Zips Esports varsity Rocket League team won the Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) Northern Conference Championships. They are the only National Championship team from last season to qualify for nationals again this spring.   Akron’s victory took the team to the NCAA Final Four Fa...

Akron Law Students Competing for Cash Prize at Intramural Trial Competition

Akron Law Students Competing for Cash Prize at Intramural Trial Competition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 3, 2019

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

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019

“Lasting Impressions” aims to celebrate Gertrude Seiberling's passion for painting through having her paintings on display in the Manor House of Stan Hywet during the 2019 season starting on April 2.   Gertrude Seiberling (1866-1946) was married to F.A. Seiberling (1859-1855), who would later beco...

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019

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

Meet UA’s First Graduate: Susannah Chamberlain Cole

Meet UA’s First Graduate: Susannah Chamberlain Cole

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019

From millions of women in India joining hands to fight for gender equality to Captain Marvel topping box office milestones, 2019 has been a great year for women. To celebrate these achievements and this year’s Women’s History Month, The Buchtelite will be taking a look back in time at The Universit...

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 24, 2019

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

Fifth Annual Zippython Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

Fifth Annual Zippython Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 24, 2019

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 18, 2019

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

Dining Services Needs Healthier, Vegetarian-Friendly Options

Dining Services Needs Healthier, Vegetarian-Friendly Options

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2019

Being a vegetarian at The University of Akron has never been a problem until this semester when I found myself being on campus for over 12 hours at a time due to my class and work schedule.   Over the course of the semester, I have found that the non-meat options provided by Aramark, UA’s food service...

UA Chemistry Professor Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Asthma Research

UA Chemistry Professor Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Asthma Research

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

March 18, 2019

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

Police Search for Suspects, Offer Solutions Following Off-campus Robbery

Police Search for Suspects, Offer Solutions Following Off-campus Robbery

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 18, 2019

An armed robbery took place off campus on March 5, around 10:30 p.m. The three victims were students at The University of Akron, two 20-year-old men and one 21-year-old man. The robbery took place in the 300 block of Sumner Street at the University Edge apartment complex.   Three men allegedly...

Great Lakes Science Center Exhibits Cars from Zips Racing

Great Lakes Science Center Exhibits Cars from Zips Racing

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 13, 2019

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

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

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

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 13, 2019

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

2nd Annual Dodgeball Charity Tournament Sign-Ups Open

2nd Annual Dodgeball Charity Tournament Sign-Ups Open

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 13, 2019

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

Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 11, 2019

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

Women of Color to Celebrate During Women’s History Month

Women of Color to Celebrate During Women’s History Month

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019

During Women’s History Month, people like the suffragettes usually come to mind: just think about how many children will be taught about Susan B. Anthony this month.   While the suffragettes and other white activists have made important contributions to women’s history, women of color are usually ...

ZipCon 2019 Brings More Than 2000 Attendees

ZipCon 2019 Brings More Than 2000 Attendees

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 4, 2019

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

Graduation Can Be Confusing; Academic Advisers Are Here to Help

Graduation Can Be Confusing; Academic Advisers Are Here to Help

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

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

Time to Audition for Akron’s Got Talent

Time to Audition for Akron’s Got Talent

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

Are you a student at The University of Akron who wants to get involved at an event on campus? Can you sing, dance, play an instrument or have another unique talent? Open auditions for Akron’s Got Talent, a campus-based talent show hosted by the Zips Programming Network, are on Feb. 27 from 7:45...

Medical Marijuana Expo Heading to Akron

Medical Marijuana Expo Heading to Akron

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

With the success of the Ohio Marijuana Expo in Cleveland on Jan. 26, Ohio Marijuana is expanding its cannabis event series to the John S. Knight Center in Akron on March 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In June of 2016, a law allowing the use of medical marijuana, House Bill 523, was passed by Gov. John...

A Closer Look At UA’s Free Speech Policy

A Closer Look At UA’s Free Speech Policy

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

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

New STEM Center at UA Supports Urban Education

New STEM Center at UA Supports Urban Education

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 21, 2019

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

Akron School Superintendent Joins Board of Trustees

Akron School Superintendent Joins Board of Trustees

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

February 21, 2019

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

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