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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...

Student Union Renamed, Donations Increase, More During Board Meeting

The Jean Hower Taber Student Union. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

February 16, 2018

The University of Akron Board of Trustees met this week and decided to name the Student Union in honor of Jean Hower Taber. The estate of Jean Hower Taber has gifted UA $20 million. Taber passed away in 2017 and hails from the same family who founded the Quaker Oats Company and donated the Hower ...

Cram with Greek life

Cram with Greek life

By Rebecca Schaming, Writer

May 4, 2016

Concerned about the library being packed for finals week? Join The University of Akron’s Interfraternity and Panhellenic Council for Cram Jam, which is a 45-minute study session with 15-minute breaks in between sessions. Cram Jam will be held in the Student Union room 312 on Monday, May 9  from...

Hawaiian Festival to end semester

By Johanna Barnowski, Writer

May 2, 2016

Some University of Akron students decided to end their semester with tiki torches, hula skirts, and a giant beach ball. These students attended the Zips Programming Network’s (ZPN) Hawaiian Festival in the Student Union on April 29. The event, ZPN’s last of the semester, featured Hawaiian-themed...

Akron Hope takes the cake in Cupcake Wars

Zips for Akron Hope's first-place winning cupcakes.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 27, 2016

University of Akron student organizations had the opportunity to compete in Cupcake Wars, hosted by the Zips Programming Network, on April 25 in the Student Union. Teams decorated their cupcakes with their respective themes for a chance to win $300, $200, and $100 for the first, second, and third...

A rockin’ Earth Day

Earth Day's featured band, Scenic Route, from Canton, Ohio.

By George Dunlap, Writer

April 25, 2016

To celebrate Earth Day, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted Rock and Recycle on April 21 with featured bands Scenic Route and Spirit of the Bear. At the event, which ran from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., ZPN showed students how they can sustain the environment for the future. Attendees enjoyed making various...

Delving into deaf culture

Senior Officers for the ASLA Club, Khalil Smoth and Margaret Katter.

By George Dunlap, writer

March 28, 2016

The Zips Programming Network (ZPN) collaborated with the American Sign Language Association and Office of Accessibility at The University of Akron to host an event honoring Deaf History Month on March 28. Deaf History Month spans March 13 to April 15. This event, held in the Student Union Starbucks...

Time to get seasonal at Job Fair

Student talks with representatives from a dining services company.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 16, 2016

Balancing a full load of classes and a full-time job can be challenging and exhausting. To allow students to explore their options, The University of Akron’s Career Center hosted a Part-time and Seasonal Job Fair on March 15 in the Student Union. This free event gave students the opportunity to...

First Open Mic Night at Union

Student Paul Clifford performs songs while playing guitar in the Starbucks Lounge.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 7, 2016

Students were given the chance to perform songs, skits, dances, poetry, and stand-up comedy for Open Mic Night in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge last Wednesday, March 2. This event was hosted by Z-TV, a multiple Emmy Award winning producer of broadcast television programming at UA. This is...

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

March 2, 2016

The University of Akron will return $4.1 million to its students after the Ohio Department of Education discovered UA’s facilities fee was improperly raised during the summer. In its 2015 - 2016 budget, UA raised students’ facilities fee from $18.55 per credit hour (up to 12 credit hours) to ...

Zipcon anime convention brings in 1,800

Attendees cosplay as Link (left) and Mega Man (right) in the Student Union.

By Preston Davis, Writer

February 24, 2016

More than 1,800 people filled the The University of Akron’s Student Union on Feb. 20 to attend Zipcon, a convention on Japanese animation, otherwise known as anime. The event, organized by UA's Akron Animation Association, was free to attend. Anime is a hand-drawn or animated medium present in comics,...

An art event for everyone

Students make the state of Ohio out of string for ZPN's art series.

By Paul Clifford, Writer

November 23, 2015

Although political science major Wyatt Nolker isn’t pursuing an art degree, he understands the importance of art and wants to share that with the rest of UA’s campus. On Nov. 19, students gathered at Nolker’s event in the Student Union Starbucks lounge to learn more about art and participat...

Instant gratification is the downfall of generation Y

Instant gratification is the downfall of generation Y

By Keirsten Heckel, Student Writer

October 7, 2015

We all have done it. You’re out shopping with your friends, or you’ve had a really bad day and need a little retail therapy, when suddenly, you see the dress of your dreams. You look at the price tag and notice that it’s about $50 over your budget for the month. You have a credit card, but you...

ZPN enhances student life

By Stephanie Halle, Writer

October 5, 2015

The Zips Programming Network hosts events throughout the academic year to enhance student life on campus. ZPN plans a wide variety of activities for UA students to participate in, such as Friday Nights in the Union, movies at the Union theater, bus trips and much more. On Sept. 25, ZPN broug...

Late night swing dancing in Union

Ballroom Dance Club teaches students how to swing dance step-by-step.

By Baylee Diedrich, writer

September 29, 2015

On Sept. 25, ZPN Late Night hosted the Ballroom Dance Club to teach students how to swing dance. At 10 p.m., a large number of students gathered in the Student Union, eager to learn. To start, the Ballroom Dance Club broke down the basics of swing dancing. After giving students a chance to lear...

Connections to the career world

Connections to the career world

By Christopher Seifert, Writer

September 24, 2015

UA will host its annual fall Career Fair Week in the Student Union from October 6 to 8.   All students and alumni are invited to attend the fair for free and no pre-registration is necessary. The Career Fair Week is a great opportunity for students to showcase their talents and strengths to potential empl...

Students dive into diversity

Students were blindfolded and asked questions in order to get to known each other.

By Sara Syed, Writer

September 14, 2015

More than 60 students attended UA student organization Wanderlust’s Dive into Diversity Night on Sept. 9, in the Student Union Ballroom.   The intention of the event was to provide students with an eye-opening experience that would help them realize that everyone is more alike than different, reg...

Finals preparations

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 30, 2015

It’s that stressful time of the semester again where students are pulling all-nighters and cramming for finals. The Union and the University Libraries are helping students alleviate their stress by giving them a series of free activities and providing them with resources to help them get through...

Student Union celebrates 10th anniversary

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

September 18, 2014

  The University of Akron’s Student Union is celebrating its 10th anniversary. As part of campus’ “New Landscape for Learning” project, which started in 2000, 22 new buildings were completed in 2004, the Student Union being one. It’s home to the university’s Department of ...

Scarborough appoints new positions

President Scott Scarborough

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

August 5, 2014

President Scarborough has taken no time in making changes around campus in his first couple months of taking office. He has taken the liberty of rearranging the people who answer directly to him, reducing the number from 20 to nine. “You can’t develop a relationship with 23 people giving 23 different...

World Cup brings diversity to UA

World Cup brings diversity to UA

By Tyler Jordan, Writer

July 22, 2014

The theatre in the Student Union was packed on June 12th as the Iranian and Nigerian national teams faced off in the World Cup. The University of Akron is a melting pot of students with different nationalities and backgrounds. The university is attended by distinguishable populations of people of ...

Scarborough tours UA

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

July 21, 2014

The Buchtelite followed President Scott Scarborough on his first day on campus, July 1. The tour included the new president walking with students to get a look at the campus he will be working on. This video has been edited for time purposes.

Students react to presidential transition

Amy Baird sits and enjoys the nice day as she studies for summer classes.

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

June 23, 2014

The Buchtelite spoke with students from around The University of Akron's campus about their hopes and wishes for the university. Students express their views as the shift from President Luis Proenza and new president Scott Scarborough occurs.  ...

Akron Career Fair to offer many opportunities for students

October 11, 2012

Written by: Gabrielle Glandorf On Oct. 18, University of Akron students will have a chance to meet with 126 potential employers in the Student Union Grand Ballroom. “There is an opportunity for everyone at this event,” said Alex Toomey, assistant director of employer relations at UA. “It’s...

Health Professions provides new approach

October 11, 2012

Written by: Marcus Nicholson This year, The University of Akron has added the College of Health Professions to its list of available health care programs. The College of Health Professions is designed to bring students an educational and collaborative approach to health care, according to the college...

More changes to the meal plan

October 9, 2012

Written by: Gabrielle Glandorf There has been a significant change to a few of the meal plans this year. The traditional dining plans of 19, 15 or ten meals are no longer offering the 100 dining dollars they used to be equipped with. However, the university has made some changes to compensate for t...

C-SPAN educates university students

October 4, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 Digital Bus came to campus on Tuesday to offer an educational experience for students and an opportunity for them to look inside the campaign bus. The bus sat outside of the Student Union for two hours yesterday. Laura Massie, the director of media relations at The University of Akr...

To: World From: Akron

September 27, 2012

Written by: Zaina Salem Sharing a personal message with the world became reality to many students at the University of Akron. In the midst of Diversity Week, students of different races, religions, and ethnicities lined up in the Student Union with the same intention: to inspire others. It all started with...

Dear world events end with one final presentation

September 25, 2012

Written by: Alex Didato The Dear World last week brought together students and faculty in sharing what message they would like the world to know. Students of all majors and backgrounds gathered in front of the Student Union Starbucks to write messages on their arms that they thought would give hope ...

Retired university lecturer returns

September 25, 2012

Written by: Beau Brown "It feels weird to listen to tape recordings of people who have passed away. When years have passed since you've talked with someone, you can't help but to wonder what happened to them before they died. What happened to that person since I've spoken with them? Where is that pe...

Political student organizations get ready for the upcoming elections

September 18, 2012

Written by: Morgan LaVallee In case you’ve forgotten, it’s election season. And with the elections comes a poisonous amount of propaganda and lies from both parties. But political rhetoric aside, this 2012 presidential election promises to be critically important for the economy, for the middle c...

Master plan brings big changes to UA campus

September 11, 2012

Written by: Gabrielle Glandorf In early June, the University of Akron Board of Trustees approved a $400 million master guide plan for campus development, created by Sasaki Associates, which focuses on an "Academic Way" as well as a few other large projects. In 1999, Sasaki Associates was hired by The...

3rd SpringFest Friday

April 25, 2012

Written by: Molly Gase The third SpringFest will be on Friday from 3 to 10 p.m. on UA’s campus at Coleman Common, located between the Student Union and the Rec Center. SpringFest is a festival meant for entertainment, fun, food and games to celebrate the end of the school year. Festivities including a pett...

Humans vs. Zombies; Battle across UA’s campus raises money for charity

April 16, 2012

Written by: Molly Gase Phi Delta Epsilon is currently hosting Humans vs. Zombies on The University of Akron’s main campus to raise money for charity. The sign-up table for the event, where participants could pay and collect their orange bandanas labeling them as players, was placed on the second flo...

Annual Day of Reading cones to UA campus

February 9, 2012

By: Alexandra Didato The Student Union was bustling as usual on Wednesday. Students were crowded around the Market, conversing with friends at Starbucks and swinging by Zee’s for a quick snack in between classes. Perhaps out of the ordinary was the Reading Flash Mob located near the Starbucks. ...

University safety debacle: How safe are you in the Student Union elevators?

February 1, 2012

By: Sam Hubble I find myself disturbed about my safety on campus. I’m not questioning the security of the campus; my fear lies solely in elevator safety. It sounds odd. I mean, how many times does one ride an elevator in a week?Regardless of how improbable, I found myself trapped in Elevator No. ...