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Hypnotist dazzles audience at EJ

This was Michael C. Anthony's 17th time performing at The University of Akron.
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...

NASA selects UA students’ spacesuit testing proposal

Thomas L. Collins (left) and Himel Barua (right) are part of the spacesuit testing team.
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...

Remembering first Zippy

Photo courtesy of UA Digest
Perry "Pete" Thomas Demming passes away at age 81
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...

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater
September 28, 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...

What’s happening with Dining Services?

Current view of what was previously Ohio Burger in the Student Union. Other venue construction going on around campus.
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...

Knight Foundation funds free tickets

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...

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