Join the celebration as UA honors its 150-year history, recognizes its present success, and looks to a bright future.

 


Events


150 Celebrations Around the World

On 10.10.2020, alumni and friends of UA will join together by hosting 150 independent celebrations worldwide. The evening concludes with a live message by President and Mrs. Gary Miller, followed by a special toast and the lighting of Buchtel Hall to mark UA’s 150 years. The evening will also feature performances by members of UA’s marching band “Ohio’s Pride,” UA’s Concert Choir and special guest appearance by Zippy!

 

Our Exclusive Docu-series

From igniting the lamp of learning in 1870 to Hilltop traditions, Akron Historian Dave Lieberth (UA ‘69, LAW ‘77) takes viewers through a lesson in UA history.

 

 

Honoring 150 years of our people, our place and our promises.

Join the celebration as UA honors its 150-year history, recognizes its present success, and looks to a bright future.

 

 

BUILDING BUCHTEL
The Founding and Flourishing of The University of Akron

This exhibition was curated by Archival Services of University Libraries in commemoration of The University of Akron's Sesquicentennial.

Questions?

Contact Annie Hanson, director of community relations and engagement at 330-972-7874.

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Planning team

Celebrating this moment in our history requires contributions from across campus and the community. We thank the following individuals for their time and creativity.

Mark Auburn
Roland Bauer
Anne Bruno
Theresa Carter
Kim Cole
Celeste Cook 
Mary Cooke
Thad Doyle
Tonia Ferrell
Vic Fleischer
Suzie Graham

Dave Harris
Wayne Hill
Halle Jones Capers
Kevin Kern
Willy Kollman
Bill Kraus
Bob Kropff
John LaGuardia
Jolene Lane
David Lieberth
Robin Lombardi

Ted Mallo
John Messina
Jon Miller
Matt Newhouse
Dave Nypaver
Linda Saliga
Candace Smith
Sarah Steidl
Harvey Sterns
Diane Vukovich
Anoo Vyas