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Hypnotist dazzles audience at EJ

Hypnotist dazzles audience at EJ

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 14, hypnotist Michael C. Anthony gave an exceptional 9:09 p.m. performance at The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall, which was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). This was his 17th time performing at UA. Anthony is a single act who entertains the c...

NASA selects UA students’ spacesuit testing proposal

NASA selects UA students’ spacesuit testing proposal

By Dylan Reynolds

February 29, 2016

A University of Akron student-led team recently proposed a uniform testing method for spacesuits, which NASA selected as one of the nation’s three finest.   The proposal was created in response to NASA’s Textile Test Methods Challenge, a call for researchers to create a standard procedure that ...

Remembering first Zippy

Remembering first Zippy

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

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 inaugural Acme-Zip game in 1955. The kangaroo was officially declared the mascot a year before on...

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2015

The University of Akron is partnering with Playhouse Square and the Akron Civic Theatre to present the “Broadway in Akron” series at EJ Thomas Hall.   With the new two-year agreement, the series will continue as scheduled on the UA Events website. The future of “Broadway in Akron” was...

What’s happening with Dining Services?

What’s happening with Dining Services?

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

August 22, 2015

Students can expect a different dining experience this fall, as UA recently hired the Aramark Corporation to take over its Dining Services. Aramark is a big company—207th of the list of Fortune 500s—that provides professional services to communities and institutions worldwide. It operates on many ...

Knight Foundation funds free tickets

By Grant Morgan, Arts & Life Editor

February 9, 2015

There is an old venue using new means to promote art and culture near downtown Akron. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently awarded EJ Thomas Hall with $120,000. This money will be used for this season and next to give free tickets to young adults ages 25 to 40. ZipTix, the program...