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Akron students to take first ride on record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point

Mentor Reese March with his Family Foundation mentees.
May 2, 2016

A lucky group of students from The University of Akron will get to experience the very first ride on Cedar Point’s new record-breaking roller coaster thanks to the LeBron James Family Foundation. On...

Away from the main

The Board of Trustees held its last meeting on Feb. 10 on the third floor of the Student Union, pictured here.
This week’s Board meeting moved to Wayne College; first time in eight years
April 11, 2016

Not since eight years ago has The University of Akron Board of Trustees held a meeting anywhere other than main campus. Yet the Board’s next meeting, slated for this Wednesday, April 13 at 10 a.m.,...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

John Zogby, David Cohen, James Holland, and Cyndra Miller participate in the panel
March 2, 2016

“The notion that you have to pick between what you love and paying the bills is absurd,” said Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and founding director of The University of Akron’s new EXL Center. A...

Freshmen recount first semester of college

January 25, 2016

Think back to when you first started out in college. What are some of the things you remember? Dorms? Rob’s Dining Hall? New Roo Weekend? With their first semester out of the way and their second just...

Chick-fil-A, Panda Express now serving

Mr. Cow celebrates the opening of Chick-fil-A in the Student Union on Tuesday.
‘Grand opening’ on first day of spring classes, more venues later in semester
January 25, 2016

Last week on the first day of spring classes, Jan. 19, a few new and what are likely to be popular dining venues opened on campus. What was Ohio Burger in the Student Union is now a Chick-fil-A and...

First UA ‘Game-Changer’ awarded

October 12, 2015

Last week, UA introduced the first of eight recipients of The University of Akron Game-Changer Award. The award is presented to UA students who embody the “I-won’t-take-no-for-an-answer, roll-up-my-sleeves-and-make-it-happen...

Remembering first Zippy

Photo courtesy of UA Digest
Perry "Pete" Thomas Demming passes away at age 81
October 12, 2015

UA alumnus Perry “Pete” Thomas Demming died on Wednesday, Oct. 7, after an illness at the age of 81. Sporting a paper-mache head and a brown furry uniform, Demming became UA’s first Zippy at the...

Bierce to renovate, promote 3D printer

3D printer on the first floor of Bierce Library at the User Support Services desk.
March 2, 2015

Many improvements are being made to Bierce Library to help students study more efficiently and to make the library more accessible. Stephanie Everett, manager of marketing communications at Bierce,...

First UA student to win Wasson Award

Jenna Payne poses at her office in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
February 24, 2015

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...

Mentoring for any first-year students

Peer mentoring recruitment table at Bierce Library on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
February 11, 2015

There is a program at UA for both new students who need advice for college life and any experienced student who is willing to give that advice. The Office of Multicultural Development’s peer mentoring...

MAC Tournament preview: Zips look for third title in four years

March 7, 2012

By: DJ Johnson The 2012 Mid-American Conference Tournament kicked off Monday night with on-campus games. Wednesday, second round games were played at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The No. 1 seed...

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