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The University of Akron

Motto Fiat Lux
(Let there be Light)
Established 1870 as Buchtel College
Type State university
President Dr. Luis M. Proenza
Staff 1,590 (Fall, 2005, all campuses)
Undergraduates 18,723 (Fall, 2005, all campuses)
Postgraduates 3,913 (Fall, 2005, all campuses)
Location Akron, Ohio, United States
Campus Urban, 218 acres
Mascot Zippy, Kangaroo
Website www.uakron.edu

The University of Akron is an institution of higher learning located in Akron, Ohio. It was founded in 1870 as a small college affiliated with the Universalist Church. In 1913 ownership was transferred to the City of Akron due to financial problems. In 1967 the university became a state institution. Image File history File links University of Akron logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Let there be light. ... Let there be light is a common English translation of the Latin phrase fiat lux, which describes the creation of light by God near the beginning of Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Dr. Luis M. Proenza is the president of University of Akron. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Species Macropus rufus Macropus giganteus Macropus fuliginosus Macropus antilopinus A kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


Enrollment in 2005 was approximately 23,400 students. The school offers more than 200 undergraduate degrees [1] and 100 graduate degrees [2]. The University's best-known program is its College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, Akron is known as the "Rubber City"), which is located in a 13 story reflective glass building overlooking Akron's downtown. The Graduate program in Industrial and organizational psychology is highly regarded nationally. The University's School of Law has both day and evening programs leading to the Juris Doctor degree and recently added a Master of Laws program in intellectual property law. The university also has a branch campus, Wayne College, located in Orrville, Ohio. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... A graduate school or grad school is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ... A polymer is a substance composed of molecules with large molecular mass consisting of repeating structural units, or monomers, connected by covalent chemical bonds. ... Latex being collected from a tapped rubber tree Rubber is an elastic hydrocarbon polymer which occurs as a milky colloidal suspension (known as latex) in the sap of several varieties of plants. ... Industrial and organizational psychology (also known as I/O psychology, work psychology, work and organisational psychology, W-O psychology, occupational psychology, or personnel psychology) concerns the application of psychological theories, research methods, and intervention strategies to workplace issues. ... Doctor of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, or Juris Doctor (abbreviated J.D. or JD, from the Latin, Doctor of Law) is a professional degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries. ... // History and Mission Founded in 1972, Wayne College is the only regional branch of The University of Akron and is authorized by the State of Ohio through the Ohio State Board of Regents to offer general education, including associates degrees and baccalaureate-oriented preparation; technical education programs; and continuing... Orrville is a city in Wayne County, Ohio, United States. ...

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A New Landscape for Learning

The Goodyear Polymer Center on the University of Akron campus.

A $300 million construction program was completed in the fall of 2004. Called "A New Landscape for Learning," the program included the construction of nine new buildings, the renovations or updating of 14 other buildings and structures, and numerous capital improvement projects. The New Landscape for Learning included a new College of Arts & Science Building, Honors Residence Hall and Classroom complex, a new Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and a new Student Union. Multiple new parking decks were constructed to address high demand for parking (placed on the outskirts of campus in accordance with its goal to be less of a commuter school), and several public streets were closed to consolidate the campus, provide a more friendly environment for pedestrians and to add 30 acres (120,000 m²) of new greenspace. Image File history File links The Goodyear Polymer Center on the University of Akron campus in Akron, Ohio, 2005, by Rick Dikeman. ... Image File history File links The Goodyear Polymer Center on the University of Akron campus in Akron, Ohio, 2005, by Rick Dikeman. ... In large construction projects, such as skyscrapers, cranes are essential. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The University has begun work on a new satellite campus in neighboring Medina County and is shopping around ideas for workforce centers in the suburbs.


The school has formed with the City of Akron a new committee called the University Park Alliance, which is currently working on the neighborhood around campus to improve the quality of life. This includes a new apartment-style residence hall, new shops and restaurants, street improvements, and a new stadium on campus to replace the aging and distant Rubber Bowl.


More renovations, additions and expansions are in the works as well.


Organization

The University of Akron comprises the following colleges, schools, and campuses:

Athletics

The University of Akron's athletic teams are known as the "Zips," originally short for "Zippers," overshoes that were nationally popular in the 1920s and 1930s, and the zipper—an invention from Akron (Judson). The university's mascot is "Zippy," a kangaroo. Zippy is one of only two female college mascots in the United States.[citation needed] Image File history File links AkronZipsLogo. ... Zipper slider brings together the two sides A zipper (British English: zip fastener or zip) is a popular device for temporarily joining two edges of fabric. ...


Football

Akron's major football rivalry is with Kent State University, whom they play for the Wagon Wheel. They also formerly played Youngstown State University for the Steel Tire until that series was discontinued in 1995. The Akron Zips football team won their very first MAC championship giving them a chance to play in the Motor City Bowl, Akron's first Division I-A bowl game appearance where they lost to the University of Memphis. There currently are construction plans in place for a new football stadium that should be built by 2009. The Zips currently play at the Rubber Bowl, home of the famous Jabari Arthur's Corner, a section of the stadium started by a group of Green High School Seniors who love the Zips. Kent State University (also known as Kent State or KSU) is a major public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles east of Akron, and 30 miles west of Youngstown. ... The Blue and Gold Wagon Wheel, now known simply as the Wagon Wheel, is awarded to the winner of the annual college football game between the University of Akron and Kent State University. ... Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an accredited university located in Youngstown, Ohio. ... The Steel Tire was awarded to the winner of the annual college football game between the University of Akron and Youngstown State University. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Mid-American Conference is a College Athletic Conference whose members are located mainly in the Midwestern United States; nine of the schools are in Ohio and Michigan alone. ... The Motor City Bowl is a major post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually since 1997. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... The University of Memphis is a public American research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The University was founded under the auspices of the General Education Bill, enacted by the Tennessee Legislature in 1909. ... The Rubber Bowl is a stadium in Akron, Ohio. ... Green High School may refer to: Green High School (Franklin Furnace, Ohio) Green High School (Green, Ohio) Categories: | ...


Basketball

See also: Akron Zips basketball

In 2005, The Men's Basketball team, under head coach Keith Dambrot, won their first ever Division I post season game by defeating Temple University in the NIT, led by first team All-MAC performer Romeo Travis (former teammate of LeBron James in high school) and also won the most games in a season, 23. The Akron Zips Basketball team is the basketball team that represent the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. ... Keith B. Dambrot (born October 26, 1958 in Akron, Ohio) is the current mens basketball head coach of the University of Akron. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Temple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a mens college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... LeBron Raymone James was born December 30, 1984, commonly nicknamed King James, is an American All-Star small forward in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. ...


Ice Hockey

The Akron Ice Hockey Club was started in the Fall of 2005 by students Joseph Frato and Matthew Sparker. The main goal of this student organization was to give students at The University of Akron a chance to continue their hockey careers either competitively or recreationally. Students would compete competitively through our club team which would play other college club teams, while the recreation team would play in an adult league to strengthen their skills. In the inaugural season of The Akron Ice Hockey Club Team, the team became members of the ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association) Division 3 and played other college club teams such as Carnegie Mellon, Case Western Reserve University, and IUP. Acha may refer to: Acha, Argyll and Bute, Scotland Acha (doll), a character in Namcos 1986 arcade game, Toy Pop Acha Mountain Fortress, an earthen fortress Achá American Collegiate Hockey Association American College Health Association Category: ... Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, with some residence halls on the south end of campus located in Cleveland Heights. ... Indiana University of Pennsylvania (or IUP) is a public university located in the Borough of Indiana, Pennsylvania northeast of Pittsburgh. ...


Other sports

In 2005, the Women's Cross Country team and the Men's Soccer team also won the MAC championship in their respective sports. The Men's soccer team was also the first team in the history of UA sports to have a #1 rating in the whole nation. Needless to say, attendance at athletic events over the last two years has been up.


Student Life

There are over 200 student organizations at The University of Akron. Some of these include:

  • Zips Programming Network - ZPN plans over 100 events each year for the student population, for traditional and non-traditional students. ZPN is responsible for the Battle of the Bands, Homecoming, Game shows, Comedians and more.
  • Greek Life - Akron has over 22 Fraternities and Sororities, who are members of NIC, NPC, and NPHC. The many diverse chapters focus on academic achievements, leadership skills, career networking, fundraising events, charity work, social experiences and large associations with many people.
  • Residence Hall Program Board - They plan events for the 2000 or so residence hall students, and collaborate with ZPN on major events like Sibs Weekend.
  • The Buchtelite - The official independent voice of The University of Akron. Published twice a week during the semester.
  • WZIP 88.1 FM - The largest student run college radio station in terms of listenership. Plays top 40 for most of the time, but has special Polka, sports, Rock and News programs.
  • Tel-Buch - The university's yearbook, produced for over 90 years.

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Fight Song

Akron Blue and Gold
We cheer the Akron Blue and Gold.
We cheer as the colors unfold.
We pledge anew, we're all for you,
As the team goes crashing through
Fight! Fight!
We cheer The Akron Warriors bold,
For a fight that's a sight to behold.
So we stand up, and cheer and shout,
for the Akron Blue and Gold.
Ziiip! Zip go the Zippers!
Ziiip! Zip go the Zippers!
Akron U, Gold and Blue,
All for you, and the Zippers too!
Z-I-P-S gooo Zips!


Alma Mater

Close beside Cuyahoga’s waters,
Stream of amber hue.
O’er old Buchtel Summit’s glory
Waves the gold and blue
Hail we Akron!
Sound her praises.
Speed them on the gale
Ever stand our Alma Mater,
Akron hail, all hail!


Fires

The university has seen two notable fires. The original unversity building, known as "Old Buchtel," burnt down in 1897, and was a total loss. A new central campus was constructed; the only building that remains from it is the current Buchtel Hall—which itself was gutted by fire in 1971. It was able to be saved, but to this day has some degree of blackening on the exterior.


Akron U

The University of Akron is commonly incorrectly referred to as "Akron University" (or "Akron U") not only nationally, but by locals as well. The name is also commonly misspoken by not including "The" in the title. The school's official name is "The University of Akron," not simply, "University of Akron."


Famous alumni

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The University of Akron is an institution of higher learning located in Akron, Ohio.
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The Akron Zips football team won their very first MAC championship giving them a chance to play in the Motor City Bowl, Akron's first Division I-A bowl game appearance where they lost to the University of Memphis.
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The University of Akron submitted its proposal for the new facility in September 1967, and the battle began.
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