Institutional Marketing has a new name, one that more accurately reflects the department's dual responsibilities: University Communications and Marketing.
The change, approved by the Board in May, was recommended by the department's leaders, Eileen Korey, who is the chief communications officer, and Wayne Hill, who is the chief marketing officer.
As has become a University tradition, UA unveiled a new advertising theme during the 2013 Super Bowl.
“This year, it’s all about what we call ‘connected knowledge,’” says President Luis M. Proenza. “The essence of The Akron Experience is to provide students with the knowledge to help solve difficult problems in today’s society, and connect students with resources and opportunities to ensure their success during college and after graduation.”
You can view the full Report to the Community online.
Every day, stories about UA's excellence in teaching, research and service appear in TV broadcasts, blog posts and newspapers. Here are some of the most recent stories.
The Monday After: Along the Lincoln Highway
Canton Repository, June 17
The Massillon Museum exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the nation’s first transcontinental road features photos by art professor Andrew Borowiec.
Chase Blackburn, Domenik Hixon bring Super Bowl pedigree to Carolina Panthers
Charlotte Observer, June 15
The longtime friendship between former Zips football players Chase Blackburn and Domenik Hixon is featured.
Top Akron Attractions: Cedar Point?
AkronNewsNow.com, June 11
UA’s Center for the History of Psychology and Hower House are among TripAdvisor.com’s top attractions in Akron.
UA receives National Science Foundation grant to encourage innovation: Higher Education
Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 11
The 300,000 award will help students turn research into commercially viable projects. More coverage: WKSU.com.
On the Origin of Really Shiny Species
National Geographic, June 10
Avian evolution research by Rafael Maia, integrated bioscience Ph.D. candidate, and Matthew Shawkey, associate professor of biology, is featured. More coverage: Sci-News.com, National Science Foundation.
Akron Students To Help Create Giant "Tattoo"
AkronNewsNow.com, June 10
Students in UA’s ArtsLift program are creating a unique mural on a side of the Angel Falls Coffee Company building in Akron’s Highland Square.
UA slashes tuition for freshmen to take select summer courses
Akron Beacon Journal, June 1
ZipStart is a new program that encourages first-year students to begin their college career on the right track.
UA Faculty Member Assembles "Planet of the Apes and Philosophy" Book
Akron Beacon Journal, May 28
John Huss is a philosophy professor. More coverage: WAKR-AM.