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RHPB Hosts Another Successful Stuff-a-Roo

Students get ready to stuff their Roos.

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

February 15, 2018

On February 12, Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB) held their annual Stuff-a-Roo event in Rob’s café. At the event, students were invited to make stuffed kangaroos resembling the beloved Zips mascot, Zippy. “We have about 400 pounds of stuffing and about 400 roos to be stuffed here today,”...

Comedian roasts students

By Celeste Houmard,

October 5, 2016

The University of Akron welcomed American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and comedy singer Chris D'elia at EJ Thomason Hall on Tuesday night. D’elia is known for playing Alex Miller on the NBC sitcom Whitney, and for the role of Danny Burton on the sitcom Undateable, which is also o...

‘The Voice’ contestant comes to the Union

'The Voice' contestant comes to the Union

By Hamzah Syed,

October 3, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 28, former “The Voice” contestant Kristen Merlin performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). Merlin started the 7:17 p.m. show with a song from her new album, “Boomerang.” The entire ...

MTV’s Girl Code blows crowd away

Nicole Byer, Jamie Lee, and Annie Lederman (left to right) answer questions texted in by the audience at the end of the comedy show.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 1, 2016

“I look at life like a glass half full of vodka, and then I drink it,” said Nicole Byer, a comedian for MTV’s Girl Code. Nearly 1,000 students attended Girl Code Live in the Student Union Ballroom on Jan. 29. The ballroom still could not accommodate everyone; some attendees had to sit on the...

Three awards given to residence hall program

Senior Leah Rosler and her brother hang out on Sibs Saturday.

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

November 23, 2015

UA’s Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB) events and members swept three different awards during their recent visit to the regional National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) conference. RHPB won the Programming Organization of the Year and Innovative Program award for their Sibs Saturday Safar...

Rudy Francisco exposes social problems through slam poetry

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

February 12, 2015

Spoken Word Poet Rudy Francisco demonstrated his oratorical prowess for UA students in the Student Union piano lounge on Tuesday,  Feb. 10. UA’s Residence Hall Program Board collaborated with Sigma Lambda, an honorary student service organization, to host Francisco. This event was one of t...



April 18, 2013

Katelyn Freil The Starbucks at the Student Union was filled Tuesday evening with students eager to see the post-modern vaudeville duo Dakaboom. Dakaboom, comprised of Ben McLain and Paul Peglar, mixes comedy and music to entertain audiences. The event was sponsored by the Residence Hall Programming Board (...

RHPB brings new events to UA campus

September 1, 2011

By: Alexandra Didato The Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB) strives to bring entertainment and programming for students at The University of Akron. RHPB is a student organization that sponsors events throughout the year on major weekend events and primarily on Tuesday evenings. Major Events Chair Tyl...