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More to the Equestrian team than horseplay

More to the Equestrian team than horseplay

By Colleen Carroll

April 19, 2016


Filed under Archive

You may not have heard about The University of Akron’s English Equestrian team, but there’s a bit more to them than horseplay. The club, which was created in 2002, started this semester with only four members but through heavy recruiting has grown to its current headcount of 13. It’s a diverse ...

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch’ award

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch’ award

By Mylor Acquaah, Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Yesterday, University of Akron senior Tyeal Howell was honored with the Woman to Watch Award by the Women’s History Project (WHP) of Akron, which is a program of the Summit County Historical Society. Howell is 21 years old and studying mass media communications in TV and radio. She was nominated ...

Game-Changer: Tyler Schwartz

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Online Sports Editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As students returned to classes last week, UA’s fifth “game-changer” was announced. Tyler Schwartz, the fifth of eight “game-changers” and a campus resident assistant (RA), is a junior pursuing a degree in electrical engineering technology Mathematics professor Irina Chernikova nominated...

DJ Mylor changes the game

DJ Mylor changes the game

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

November 9, 2015


Filed under News

Another UA student who embodies the “I-won’t-take-no-for-an-answer, roll-up-my-sleeves-and-make-it-happen approach,” received the inaugural University of Akron Game-Changer award this past week. Mylor Acquaah, a junior studying communication focusing in TV and radio with a minor in political scien...

Akron HEEDs diversity

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

September 23, 2015


Filed under News

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine recently announced that The University of Akron will receive its prestigious HEED Award.   The HEED Award stands for Higher Education Excellence in Diversity and is awarded to schools across the United States for their efforts in promoting diversity in higher educa...

Student receives engagement award

Student receives engagement award

By Tyler Coventry, Copy Editor

April 15, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

UA’s Kevin J. Karas has been named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow by the Campus Compact, a “coalition of college and university presidents, committed to fulfilling the public purposes of higher education” according to their website. Karas intends to graduate with a degree in Human Motivations, a...

$500 award to be given for cultural criticism

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

April 8, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Students are invited to enter The Ben Auburn Award in Cultural Criticism, an annual competition that recognizes students’ work and reviews of cultural criticism. The Honors College is hosting this award, and are requesting that UA undergraduates submit productions of cultural criticism in various...

Students win design awards

Students win design awards

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation held its 70th annual American Advertising Awards at the Akron Civic Theater on Friday, Feb. 20. The ADDY Awards is a three-tiered national competition and is considered to be the world’s largest advertising competition. “The mission of...

First UA student to win Wasson Award

First UA student to win Wasson Award

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 24, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) recently notified a UA student that she had won the William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award.   Senior Jenna Payne, a public relations major with a minor in sports management, received the award after being nominated b...

Award to be given to UA community

By Courtney Powell, Arts & Life Writer

February 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Life Awards are held annually to honor faculty, students, and student organizations that embody the LIFE values: legacy, integrity, fellowship, and excellence. There are 28 individual awards that anyone on campus can apply for. The large number of awards given is to ensure diversity—ensure that...

University of Akron researcher awarded grant

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

September 9, 2014


Filed under News

A University of Akron researcher was recently awarded a $800,000 grant. Dr. Judit E. Puskas received the grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance her studies with synthetic rubber and the benefits it provides. Researching ways to improve healthcare and tire production, Puskas dedic...

Students awarded ADDYs

Students awarded ADDYs

March 12, 2013


Filed under News

Forrest Dukes Alexander Somoskey, a second year graphic design student at UA, won three awards at this year’s ADDY (Alcohol, Drugs, Driving and You) Awards for his work on a campaign to stop texting while driving. “I was ecstatic,” Somoskey said. “I never thought I would be able to accomplish...