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ZPN joins forces with Zips For St. Jude for Slime Event

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Zips Programming Network (ZPN) is joining forces with Zips for St. Jude to host a Slime Event. All proceeds are being donated to St. Jude’s Research Hospital. The event is rather simple. Students, faculty and staff donate money to the one of eight UA staff members and administrators...

Hawaiian Festival to end semester

By Johanna Barnowski, Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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...

Ice cream for gender awareness

Ice cream for gender awareness

By Eric Trimble, Writer

April 18, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Students and faculty who walked through the Student Union on April 15 were delighted with a nice surprise: free ice cream — well, kind of. The Zips Programming Network hosted the makeshift ice cream social to promote awareness about gender inequality and gender roles across the globe. As a part...

Gender Diversity Week to spread awareness

Gender Diversity Week to spread awareness

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Showcase

There can be misconceptions associated with gender and how one identifies themselves. To educate students, The University of Akron is holding a Gender Diversity Week from April 11 through April 16. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government, ZPN and LGBTUA, this week will increase awareness...

MTV’s Girl Code blows crowd away

MTV’s Girl Code blows crowd away

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

February 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Showcase

“I look at life like a glass half full of vodka, and then I drink it,” said Nicole Byer, a comedian for MTV’s Girl Code. Nearly 1,000 students attended Girl Code Live in the Student Union Ballroom on Jan. 29. The ballroom still could not accommodate everyone; some attendees had to sit on the...

Prepare to be slimed for charity

Prepare to be slimed for charity

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Imagine seeing your favorite Zip covered in oozing slime in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge. Now it's a possibility with ZPN and Zips for St. Jude’s third annual slime event on Dec. 3 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Students, staff, and faculty get to choose from a list of people who will get sl...

An art event for everyone

An art event for everyone

By Paul Clifford, Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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...

Boston bombing survivor visits UA

Boston bombing survivor visits UA

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

November 2, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

When Jeff Bauman went to the 2013 Boston Marathon to cheer on his future wife, he did not expect to bump into one of the men behind the bombing that would kill three people, injure more than 260, and cause his own legs to be amputated. Now on tour around the country, Bauman came to UA last Wednesday...

Coming out in the Union: UA’s second annual drag show

Coming out in the Union: UA’s second annual drag show

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Theater

In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Zips Programming Network hosted a drag show in the student union theater Monday night for a very full and enthusiastic audience. There were more than 200 in attendance celebrating those in the LGBT community, specifically those who have recently come out t...

ZPN enhances student life

By Stephanie Halle, Writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under News

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...

Homecoming recap

Homecoming recap

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

October 5, 2015


Filed under Campus News

The Student Union ballrooms transformed from an average gathering space into a vintage circus-themed extravaganza this past Friday night. Kylee Siefke and the other members of the Zips Programming Network have been planning UA’s homecoming dance since this summer. Siefke is the traditional chair...

Late night swing dancing in Union

Late night swing dancing in Union

By Baylee Diedrich, writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

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...

Attacked by cash

Attacked by cash

By Israa Eddeb, Online Editor

September 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

A handful of lucky students left the Student Union theatre a little bit richer last Friday, Sept. 11 during the Zips Programming Network’s Cash Attack event. Cash Attack is similar to the game show Deal or No Deal—it includes a set of numbered boxes that the contestants pick, trying to find the ...

Diversity event not a drag

Diversity event not a drag

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 12, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

With over 90 students in attendance, The University of Akron held a drag show on Tuesday, March 10 in the Student Union Theatre from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show was a way to engage and for UA to promote diversity on campus. Each of the drag queens put a unique spin on their individual acts. The goal...

Families enjoy SRWC facilities

By Marissa Gross, Arts & Life Writer

March 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

On Friday, March 6 ZPN’s Adult and Family division held its annual Family Night at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. This is one of its most popular events, put together by current Adult and Family Chair, Logan Hershberger. Hershberger has been involved with ZPN since his freshman year and...

Jewelry workshop lets students relax

Jewelry workshop lets students relax

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

March 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

Sit down, relax, slow deep breaths in, slow deep breaths out, find that inner peace—and find that little jewelry bead that disappeared in the carpet. ZPN hosted a jewelry making class on Thursday, Feb. 26 to help students slow down and relax; midterm time is often the busiest time of the semester. “The...

ZPN hosts picture-perfect Valentines Day event

ZPN hosts picture-perfect Valentines Day event

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

February 11, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

This Valentines Day—instead of going on a romantic date with a significant other—ZPN is encouraging students to fall in love with their passions through pictures. ZPN is sponsoring a Valentines Day photography contest showcasing students’ pictures of subjects they love. The photos will be displayed...

ZPN showcases "Akron's Got Talent"

March 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Lifestyle

By: Kate Powell Technical difficulties were strewn throughout the evening’s program, which caused bumpy transitions from one act to the next, leading to a disconnected of the audience. Of the 17 acts, 12 were singers. Although there were some cookie-cutter acts, there were some rather interesting...