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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.
As one of three political-based student organizations at UA, the College Democrats are one way students can get involved in Politics.
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...

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.
After joining Akron Law in January, Mark F. Schultz was one of eight experts to testify on updating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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...

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.
This group is one of three college chapters, including Kent State University and Walsh, dedicated to supporting the local hospital and kids.
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...

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.
Students can now gain background knowledge for personal use from this new minor.
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,...

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.
As other responsibilities can make attendance difficult for part-time students, the program aims to make education more accessible.
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...

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.
Organized by Fundación MAPFRE, the challenge introduces students to different roles in insurance industries.
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...

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.
These sessions will provide the campus community a way to directly interact and share ideas with members of the search committee.
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...

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.
Dance students at The University of Akron got the opportunity to learn new styles in new ways.
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,...

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.
In hopes of making legal education more accessible, faculty unanimously voted to accept the GRE as part of application materials.
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...

UA Financial Planning Program Ranked 11th in Nation

The College of Business Administration offers 13 majors from accounting to human resource management.
Out of the 67 total programs assessed, The University of Akron’s program ranked within the top 15.
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,...

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.
Students in the School of Communication are invited to the advising fair on Oct. 29 and 30, no appointment needed.
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...

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.
The new series, titled “Army ROTC Legacy of Leadership Lecture Series” is set to begin on Oct. 16.
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...

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.
Free screenings for depression and other mood disorders will be available in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union or Polsky.
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...

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.
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,...

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.
After the passing of a campus member, The University of Akron wants students to know that there are resources available dedicated to helping alleviate stress, depression and more.
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...

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.
As President Miller is set to take office on Oct. 1, several students have different visions for the future of The University of Akron.
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...

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.
Jared Coleman, Director of Parking and Transportation Services at UA, has some helpful suggestions for students unfamiliar with the new route.
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...

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.
This group was created by the Office of Accessibility in response to a situation last semester involving a student with disabilities.
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...

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.
Career Services at The University of Akron will be helping students shop for professional attire with a special discount from JCPenney.
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...

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.
As the newly elected leaders of the Undergraduate Student Government, Mark Okocha and Morgan Booker are hoping to help students learn more about their governing body.
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,...

Interim President Green Announces Continued Academic Investments

The office of the President and other administrative members are housed in Buchtel Hall.
Just weeks before he is due to step down as Interim President, John Green announced his plans for new faculty and administrative hires.
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...

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.
As part of the non-board members on the presidential search committee, these constituency group leaders share similar feelings.
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...

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.
Parking and Transportation Services has changed the shuttle’s routes by combining them into one circulatory route around campus.
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...

Students Share Experiences, Advice after Start of New Semester

One popular spot for students at UA is the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.
UA students share their experiences during the first weeks of classes and give some advice to students.
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,...

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

Several offices for members of the administration reside on campus in Buchtel Hall.
Dr. Gary Miller’s first publicly announced appointment as president-elect gives UA a new vice president and chief of staff.
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...

Orange is the new blue

Orange is the New Black stars Kate Mulgrew (who plays
October 17, 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...

UAPD response to thefts and break-ins

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...

Trustees look to name president, provost

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

What is ‘oneness’?

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

EXL Center names two new co-directors

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...

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