Akron magazine takes a new format

Welcome to the inaugural online edition of Akron, a newly created e-newsletter for alumni and friends of The University of Akron. With a new format and a new monthly frequency, the e-newsletter represents the beginning of a new era for the University’s flagship publication – and remains dedicated to delivering news and information that matter most to readers.

As the e-newsletter evolves, we look forward to becoming your first source for informative and timely UA news – that’s accessible anywhere, anytime.

Your input is welcome! Explore the new format and provide feedback with this brief survey.

In the October issue

Alumni News

See class notes, births, deaths and in memoriam.

Get excited for Homecoming

With a special ticket package available to alumni and so much to see and do, Homecoming 2013 is set to be an exciting event. Join us!

Presidential search under way

On September 23, a Request for Proposal was distributed to executive search firms that may be interested in assisting the Board of Trustees in its national search for a new president. As the search progresses, the Presidential Search site will be updated, and its content will be enhanced.

UA = great return on investment says new survey

Affordable Colleges Online has identified UA as one of the colleges and universities in Ohio with the "greatest lifetime return on investment" in its latest survey. Continue reading.

Isidore Myers ’39 funds scholarships
through generous bequest

A co-founder of Akron-based Myers Industries, Myers was known as an astute businessman but also garnered a reputation for philanthropy, which he generously extended to his alma mater. Continue reading.

UA founder's great-nephew gets longtime wish: Trip to UA

Harley Arvel Buchtel travels from his home in Panama to Akron to see the place his great-uncle built. Continue reading.

Alumni, Development offices relocate
to InfoCision Stadium

Personnel from both departments are now in a 28,600-square-foot build-out on the second floor of InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field, a level of the press tower that previously was unused. Continue reading.


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