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

December 1, 2016

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...

Hawaiian Festival to end semester

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...

Ice cream for gender awareness

Students sign the gender equality promise during ZPN's event for Gender Diversity Week.
April 18, 2016

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...

Gender Diversity Week to spread awareness

Gender Diversity Week to spread awareness
April 6, 2016

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...

MTV’s Girl Code blows crowd away

Nicole Byer, Jamie Lee, and Annie Lederman (left to right) answer questions texted in by the audience at the end of the comedy show.
February 1, 2016

“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...

Prepare to be slimed for charity

Prepare to be slimed for charity
December 2, 2015

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....

An art event for everyone

Students make the state of Ohio out of string for ZPN's art series.
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...

Boston bombing survivor visits UA

Jeff Bauman shares his story of recovery with students.
November 2, 2015

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...

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

Malibu Peru struts across the SU Theatre stage.
October 14, 2015

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...

ZPN enhances student life

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...

Homecoming recap

Patrick Keenan and Shianne Cunningham dance together amongst other students on the dance floor.
October 5, 2015

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...

Late night swing dancing in Union

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

Attacked by cash

Students played game similar to 'Deal or No Deal' in attempts to win gift cards.
ZPN hosts 'Deal or No Deal' -style game show
September 14, 2015

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...

Diversity event not a drag

Denise Russels, Tatiana James, and Malibu Peruu poses with ZPN coordinators after the show to support the event
March 12, 2015

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...

Families enjoy SRWC facilities

March 9, 2015

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...

Jewelry workshop lets students relax

UA students make jewelry as a way to relax
March 2, 2015

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,...

ZPN hosts picture-perfect Valentines Day event

UA student Cat Fisher preparing to take a photograph.
February 11, 2015

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...

ZPN showcases "Akron's Got Talent"

March 8, 2012

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...

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