The Buchtelite

Helping students stay in touch with their families

By Celeste Houmard, clh170@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2016

The University of Akron held a family weekend on Saturday and Sunday to help students stay close to their families. Family weekend was a great opportunity for any family member to visit the University and spend time with their loved ones —  and get to know the school’s campus. A UA grand...

Springing into service

By Erica Cantrell

March 7, 2016

Many students spend their spring break watching Netflix or catching up on all the sleep they sacrificed to study. This semester, however, a group of students has decided to be more generous with their free time. Every spring break for the last five years, Campus Focus, a college ministry through The...

UA students volunteer abroad; Zips for Haiti raises $4,000

UA students volunteer abroad; Zips for Haiti raises $4,000

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

January 25, 2016

Rather than spending their winter breaks relaxing, a group of 25 University of Akron students ventured abroad on a service trip to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU) from Jan. 10-17. The study abroad program, part of a Leadership Experience Project, occurred for...

Donation drive to give back to Akron community

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

November 23, 2015

The winter holiday season is considered to be the most giving season of all. One way to help out this season is by participating in ServeAkron’s Winter Wishes Donation Drive. This annual donation drive offers two ways for students, faculty and staff to give back and help those who are less fortu...

Zips to make a difference

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2015

From cleaning train windows to creating holiday ornaments, more than 800 student volunteers from The University of Akron are expected to participate in the 11th annual “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, Oct. 24. “Make a Difference Day” is a day dedicated to giving back to the community and ce...

A week of awareness on deprivation

A week of awareness on deprivation

By Justin Cohen, Writer

November 17, 2014

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is in full swing at The University of Akron with a week full of events to learn, give back and gain from. The week of activities begins Nov.16 through Nov. 22., engineered by serveAkron, to bring attention to the daily difficulties that the impoverished face...