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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2020

Editor's Note: The Buchtelite previously provided coverage of the College Republicans organization at The University of Akron. Students have the opportunity to get involved with politics on a local and national level while networking with real people through the College Democrats at The University ...

Akron Law Professor Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Modernizing Internet Copyright

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2020

In the first of several hearings to modernize the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Akron Law Professor Mark F. Schultz testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. Schultz was one of eight internet copyright experts who testified on Feb. 11 during the hearing about two porti...

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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2019

Founded in 2013, Zippython is The University of Akron’s miracle network dance marathon chapter dedicated to raising money for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals. The first dance marathon chapter started in 1991 at Indiana University in the memory of a fellow student who passed away fro...

School of Nutrition, Dietetics Offering New Minor in Nutrition

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2019

Interested in the field of nutrition but don’t want to major in it? The University of Akron School of Nutrition and Dietetics is now offering a minor in nutrition. According to the school’s website, 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

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

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 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 ...

UA Student Team Wins Third Consecutive Insurance Collegiate Challenge

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

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...

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

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

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...

Parsons Dance Visits UA to Teach Master Classes, New Techniques

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

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...

Akron Law Accepting GRE Scores From Applicants as Alternative to LSAT

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

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...

UA Financial Planning Program Ranked 11th in Nation

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

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...

UA School of Communication Hosting Fall 2019 Advising Fair

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

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...

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

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

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...

Counseling, Testing Center Sponsoring National Depression Screening Day on Campus

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

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...

West Campus Parking Deck Construction Set to Complete in Early November

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

Students, alumni and faculty will get up to 60 percent off along with free personal shopping services and more during the 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

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

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 ...

Interim President Green Announces Continued Academic Investments

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

Students Share Experiences, Advice after Start of New Semester

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

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...

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

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

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...

Orange is the new blue

Orange is the New Black stars Kate Mulgrew (who plays

By Kate Tasseff, kit4@zips.uakron.edu

October 18, 2016

Last Friday, Oct. 14, The University of Akron brought two stars from the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” to the Student Union Starbucks for a talk on politics and the 2016 presidential election. Kate Mulgrew (“Red”) and co-star Taylor Schilling (“Piper”) came to UA as part of a nat...

UAPD response to thefts and break-ins

By Adam Fox, amf109@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

In response to a recent increase of thefts and vehicle break-ins, UA police officer Major Dale Gooding recommends students use common sense by ensuring that all vehicles, homes, and other personal properties are locked and secured. Gooding explains that a rash of thefts happens every few years, where bicycles...

Trustees look to name president, provost

President Matthew Wilson will step down this summer. (Buchtelite file photo)

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 17, 2016

While Board members are considering making Interim President Matthew Wilson's position permanent, the administration is cutting back on faculty hiring for financial reasons. This Wednesday, the Board of Trustees is holding a special meeting to discuss the removal of the word “interim” from the titles o...

What is ‘oneness’?

Ratanjit Sondhe, UA polymer science grad, was the keynote speaker at the Global Oneness event yesterday.

By Grant Morgan, Editor-In-Chief

October 4, 2016

One may be surprised that such an abstract concept as “oneness” can have such practical effects on one’s life, both personal and professional. That is the concept which four distinguished speakers came to discuss in the Student Union Theatre last night, an event put on by UA’s Student 2 ...

EXL Center names two new co-directors

By Benjamin Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

The EXL Center named two new co-directors last week, Carolyn Behrman and Annal Vyas. These new directors will take the place of Founding Director Jeff Hoffman and Resource Director Ian Schwarber, both of whom resigned in September. Behrman has previously been appointed to the EXL Center as faculty coordination adv...