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Springing into service

March 7, 2016

Many students spend their spring break watching Netflix or catching up on all the sleep they sacrificed to study. This semester, however, a group of students has decided to be more generous with their...

UA raises money for St. Jude Research Hospital

Team from Phi Delta Pheta take part in the Zips for St. Jude all-nighter fundraiser.
February 17, 2016

Zips for St. Jude celebrates 10 years of collectively raising more than $300,000 for the children of St. Jude’s Research Hospital. For their main 2016 event, Zips for St. Jude held an all-nighter...

UA students volunteer abroad; Zips for Haiti raises $4,000

UA student Zach Kisor bonds with the Haitian students.
January 25, 2016

Rather than spending their winter breaks relaxing, a group of 25 University of Akron students ventured abroad on a service trip to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU)...

Forget relaxation, volunteer

Alternative Spring Break volunteers collected recycled oyster shells to help create a reef.
Volunteers spend spring break in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina
March 30, 2015

Some UA students used spring break as time away from school to volunteer with The University of Akron’s Alternative Spring Break.  For four days over spring break, 91 volunteers—UA students and...

New beginnings in 2015

New beginnings in 2015
January 26, 2015

Needless to say, 2015 brings many new beginnings. Make every day count and take advantage of every break. 2015 has arrived and been here for several weeks now. If you’ve managed not to write 2014...

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