Akron Press Club fall programming

A State of the University of Akron speech by President Gary L. Miller headlines the Akron Press Club’s fall programming. Also on the schedule are a panel on the First Amendment as part of the University of Akron Law School’s 100th anniversary and a presentation from NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center.

Dr. Miller’s speech will be November 16. He became the university’s 18th president on October 1, 2019. During his tenure he has dealt with COVID-19 and budget cuts that led to faculty layoffs.

The UA Law School panel will be October. 20. The program will focus on the history of the law school, tracking the development of the First Amendment over the past 100 years.

Jeff Woytach of NASA’s Glenn Research Center will discuss the exploration of Mars on Oct. 1. This program will be a virtual event.

Decisions will be made on whether future programs will be in person, virtual or a hybrid depending on the pandemic. The Akron Press Club will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Summit County Health Department guidelines in making a decision. Go to our website, akronpressclub.org, for the latest updates.

Akron Press Club fall programming:

  • Exploration of Mars: October 1, noon. This is a virtual event.
  • University of Akron Law School panel: October 20, noon.
  • State of the University of Akron, Dr. Gary L. Miller: November 16, noon.

The Akron Press Club has not been able to hold traditional lunch programming during the current pandemic. Funds from these lunches go toward scholarships for journalism and public relations students. Between the Press Club and the John S. Knight Memorial Scholarship Fund, scholarships of $5,000 were awarded to 10 students in 2021.

As we navigate COVID-19, please consider a donation to the Akron Press Club to fund scholarships. They make a difference to the students who receive them. You can donate by following the link on the registration page for this event. To donate go to https://bit.ly/370g0eZ

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students.