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Akron e-magazine | For Alumni & Friends
September 2015 issue

UA president, LeBron announce scholarships for Akron children

In an exciting partnership between UA and the LeBron James Family Foundation, students in the Foundation's "I PROMISE" Network, who work hard in school and stay on track, will be financially covered for college.

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A new branding campaign captures the very essence of The University of Akron and the community. The campaign reveals UA’s identity as authentic and true and says, “This is who we really are, and this is what makes us different.” The video is the first brush stroke of what will become a larger picture of our polytechnic experience.

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Akron Law

Official census shows good enrollment news, new records

With total new freshman enrollment increasing by 3.6% this fall (4,278 students) – and the largest ever Honors College new freshman and total enrollment – The University of Akron is showing several positive enrollment trends, as detailed in the official census report that will be filed with the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

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Law school bucks enrollment trends


Coming in at number 23 (and one of only three Ohio universities on the list), the graduate program gets kudos for the stellar reputation of UA’s College of Business Administration, and for its research-oriented programs and hands-on learning projects. Students also benefit from UA’s proximity to some of the world’s best health-care facilities.

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Hosts Larry Burns, vice president of advancement, and Willy Kollman, associate director of alumni and government relations, welcome leaders from UA and across the region to talk about higher education, issues of the day and all that makes the city of Akron distinctive. Listen from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays on Akron’s 1590 WAKR, stream online, or visit for archived shows.

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The University of Akron’s C. Blake McDowell Law Center will become a premier learning environment for law students thanks in part to a $2 million bequest from Mrs. Beatrice Knapp McDowell. The Law Center will undergo a total renovation beginning in December 2015.

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Come cheer on our Zips as they take on Savannah this Saturday, Sept. 19, at noon.Get all the details and ticket info. Go Zips!

And when the marching band — Ohio’s Pride — takes the field, you'll notice a big difference — the band now has 260 members (up 90 from last year) and they'll be in bold new uniforms! Read more about the improvements.

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Do you recall your first experience on the UA campus? It probably wasn’t anything like the exciting weekend the Class of 2019 experienced! During New Roo Weekend, incoming students take part in a multitude of events and info sessions designed to kick-start their incredible Akron Experience. Take a look!

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September 2015 Alumni News

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