Thursday, September 13, 2012
Officials looking to keep students at the high school to take college courses offered by the University of Akron Lakewood campus.
What if Lakewood High School seniors could begin their college education without leaving school property? That’s exactly what's happening with a new partnership between the Lakewood City Schools and the University of Akron Lakewood. For years, there have been programs that allow seniors to leave the high school campus to take college courses. But officials said that’s what makes this partnership different. A four-hour-credit Spanish is the first college course offered at the high school, and Matt Heslep, a Lakewood High School teacher certified by the University of Akron, teaches it. Officials had hoped to attract 20 students for the program — and 29 of the 59 students in the high school class signed up. “That tells you how many are …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Branch to offer Saturday MBA classes; the complete course schedule for the fall 2012 semester also released this week.
When it was announced last year that the University of Akron Lakewood campus was opening its doors on Detroit Avenue, officials had high hopes for the growth of the branch campus. It looks like things are rolling along as expected. This week, the UA Lakewood campus announced that it is unveiling its Saturday MBA program this summer. The school also released its first course schedule for the fall 2012 semester. Suzanne Metelko, the director of the Lakewood campus, said the classes are catered to the “working professional. “The Saturday MBA is an example of UA’s commitment to the region,” she said. “The population of young professionals who want a quality higher education experience in a convenient location with affordable tuition is …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
And tonight, the organization will get the opportunity to show off its new digs at its monthly event. This month, the topic is about starting up a business.
Home, sweet home. Startup Lakewood, the city-sponsored initiative to grow small businesses, now has a permanent home at the University of Akron Lakewood campus. And tonight, the organization will get the opportunity to show off its new digs at its monthly event. This month, the title and topic of the event is “Getting Started: Learning from those who took the leap.” “The title of the talk is kind of well-suited to start off the New Year,” Mike Belsito, the director of ideation for Startup Lakewood. “People want to start a new business in the New Year.” He said he’s looking forward to the new space. “I had a chance to tour it, it’s an awesome facility,” Belsito said. “The library was great for us, but the space at the University of Akron …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
We caught up the school’s new director, Suzanne Metelko, to talk about the future.
On Wednesday, the University of Akron Lakewood campus hosted its first open house. Prospective students and their parents trickled into the built-out space in the Bailey Building at the corner of Detroit Avenue and Warren Road. On the first official day of classes on Jan. 9, a couple dozen students are expected, said Suzanne Metelko, the director of UA Lakewood. But that’s just the beginning. The school is partnering with Lakewood High School and Lakewood Hospital to offer training in the university’s College of Education and Nursing. Within a couple years, university officials expect "a couple hundred" students to grace the downtown Lakewood campus. We sat down with Metelko to get the scoop on the classes offered, the future of the …
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Suzanne Metelko, who helped to recruit the university to Lakewood starting in 2004, is set become the school's first director on Oct. 24.
Lakewood has often been called a college town without a college. For the past few months, there’s been a college but no leader. Not anymore. Suzanne Metelko, currently the vice president at Computer Systems Development Services and a trustee at the Lakewood Public Library, is set to become the first director of the University of Akron’s Lakewood satellite campus. Her first day is Oct. 24. “We’re going to hit the ground running," said Metelko. "I am excited about the opportunity because I honestly believe that this a game-changer in Lakewood.” The new University of Akron Lakewood Higher Education Center opened its doors last month in the historic Bailey Building at the corner of Warren Road and Detroit Avenue. Metelko was one of the key …
Friday, October 14, 2011
The new center showed off some of its capabilities this week with live, international broadcasts.
Lakewood’s University of Akron Higher Education Center opened its doors to the public this week, and Patch was there to get a glimpse of its potential. For its debut, the center hosted China week and featured live broadcast presentations from various professors who discussed the country’s relations with and impact on the U.S. The presentations were organized through the University of Akron’s Confucius Institute which hosted three keynote speakers – UA professor Michael Sheng, University of Wisconsin professor Edward Friedman and Wayne College professor Paul Weinstein. The lectures took place in Akron and were broadcast to Lakewood, Wayne College, the Medina County University Center and Henan University – one of UA’s sister schools in …
Friday, September 23, 2011
With nearly 200 people in attendance, the school was unveiled during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and party on Detroit Avenue.
Lakewood’s often been called a college town without a college. That’s not the case anymore, as the University of Akron unveiled its Lakewood satellite campus to the community on Thursday. With nearly 200 people in attendance, the school opened its doors to the public for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and party on Detroit Avenue. The new University of Akron Lakewood Higher Education Center —housed in the historic Bailey Building on Detroit Avenue — is partnering with Lakewood High School and Lakewood Hospital to offer training in the university’s College of Education and Nursing. That's just the beginning. Within a couple years, university officials expect "a couple hundred" students to grace the downtown Lakewood campus. City …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The public is invited to join UA, city and county dignitaries at the dedication and ribbon cutting at the Bailey Building on Detroit Avenue.
The University of Akron is officially opening its doors in Lakewood today. The new University of Akron Lakewood Higher Education Center —housed in the historic Bailey Building on Detroit Avenue — will be unveiled to the community at 5 p.m. in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. The public is invited to join UA, city and county dignitaries at the dedication and ribbon cutting, which will be preceded by a community open house at 4 p.m. Expected to attend the dedication are UA President Dr. Luis M. Proenza, Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. Last spring, UA’s Board of Trustees OK’d the satellite branch and construction crews have been working since to get the 11,000-square-foot facility ready to open. …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Plans still on schedule to open satellite branch in the fall.
Just eight days ago, the University of Akron's Lakewood branch showed only the bones of a facility. Now, the spaces in the Bailey Building on Detroit Avenue are starting to resemble classrooms. The ductwork is done. So is the electrical wiring. Lakewood Development Director Dru Siley said plans are still set to open the school's Lakewood satellite branch in September. This week, workers have been hustling to finish the drywall.