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Free and open to students, the Counseling & Testing Center is located on the third floor of Simmons Hall.

Counseling, Testing Center Sponsoring National Depression Screening Day on Campus

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

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

Student Union Renamed, Donations Increase, More During Board Meeting

The Student Union will be renamed in honor of Jean Hower Taber
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...

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...

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...

Zips for Akron Hopes first-place winning cupcakes.

Akron Hope takes the cake in Cupcake Wars

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...

Earth Days featured band, Scenic Route, from Canton, Ohio.

A rockin’ Earth Day

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.,...

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

Delving into deaf culture

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...

Student talks with representatives from a dining services company.

Time to get seasonal at Job Fair

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...

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

First Open Mic Night at Union

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...

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,...

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

Zipcon anime convention brings in 1,800

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...

Students make the state of Ohio out of string for ZPNs art series.

An art event for everyone

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...

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...

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...

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

Late night swing dancing in Union

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...

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...

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

Students dive into diversity

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...

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...

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...

President Scott Scarborough

Scarborough appoints new positions

President Scarborough takes action within his first 100 days.
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...

World Cup brings diversity to UA

World Cup brings diversity to UA

Students gathered in the Student Union to show their team spirit.
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...

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...

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

Students react to presidential transition

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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