English professor completes trilogy

Dr. Julie DrewDr. Julie Drew, a professor of English, will have her fourth novel, “Breathe,” published on Tuesday, June 30, by Ring of Fire Books. The novel is the third in the young adult trilogy, “The Tesla Effect.” The first two books in the series are titled “Glimpse” and “Run.”

A review of “Breathe” appeared in the June 28 edition of the Akron Beacon Journal, and you can also learn more at

In 2011, Drew’s first novel, "Daughter of Providence," was published.

Fourth of July holiday — no Digest Friday

The University will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day on Saturday, July 4. The remaining issues of the Digest for this week will be distributed on June 30, and July 1 and 2. The submission deadline remains unchanged, noon the day prior.

Have surplus property? Get it to Central Stores by July 2

In preparation for an upcoming surplus property tag sale, Central Stores will not accept surplus property after Thursday, July 2, through Friday, July 17.

The sale will be held on Saturday, July 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Quaker Square Annex. The sale is open to the campus community and the public.

For questions, contact Mike Szczukowski at ext. 2542 or

Zips tops in table tennis!

Adrena May, Sarang Bhaway and Kyle Hayes

UA students competing in the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) collegiate table tennis and 9-ball billiards championships hosted here June 25-27 did Akron proud.

The table tennis tournament consisted of two round robin events — doubles and singles. Sarang Bhaway, who is earning a Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering, and Kyle Hayes, a mechanical engineering major, controlled the tables June 26, taking first place in doubles. On June 27, Bhaway won the singles competition by going undefeated — 5-0. (Adrena May from the ACUI is pictured above with Bhaway, left, and Hayes during the awards ceremony.)

In billiards, Zachary McKee, a graduate student in applied mathematics, took fourth place and Kevin Slepecky, a chemical engineering major, tied for fifth. These are the highest national rankings for the ACUI billiards tournament for any Akron students.


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