UA homecoming unites Zips

UA homecoming unites Zips

September 30, 2014

Annual China Week returns

Annual China Week returns

September 30, 2014

Severe weather at UA

September 10, 2014

New Roo Weekend

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

September 2, 2014

Filed under Campus News, News

When New Roo Weekend started, the majority of incoming freshmen probably had no idea how much The University of Akron had to offer. Events were held all over campus during... Read more »

Take survey on Buchtelite, win gift card

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2014

Filed under Campus News

After our rather abrupt hiatus at the beginning of the semester, many members of the student body might be shocked to come across this issue of The Buchtelite on stands. Due to many uncontrollable circumstances, we have been... Read more »

A look at gender violence

March 4, 2014

Filed under Campus News

Gender violence expert Jackson Katz will speak next week at The University of Akron about why some men abuse women and how sexual violence can be prevented. Katz will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Quaker Station.... Read more »

Pay It Forward Program provides students with opportunity to give back

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

December 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Three graduate students in the School of Communication won $2000 for their non-profit after presenting their project to a panel of judges on Tuesday. Students Scott Wachtel, Nathan Mellor, and Joanna Hunkins won the money for... Read more »

Tressel named Executive Vice President

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2013

Filed under Campus News

At board meeting held Wednesday morning, the Board of Trustees approved a change in title for Vice President Jim Tressel to Executive Vice President. In his new role, he will assist the university with its campus wide campaign... Read more »

Final curtain for the theater program?

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2013

Filed under Campus News

An outside review of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences recommends shutting down the theater program by 2016 and reassigning tenured theater faculty to positions not associated with the performing arts. The review was conducted... Read more »

Pioneer ghost hunter visits Student Union

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

November 21, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Students packed the Student Union Theater Tuesday night for the chance to hear a pioneer in paranormal investigation give a glimpse into her past experiences. Psychic Lorraine Warren spoke along with her son-in-law Tony Spera... Read more »

Survival tips for finals week

By Zaina Salem

November 19, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Get in the mood Having the right mindset during finals is key. Focus on your goal and don’t give in to any distractions. Find an effective study area that’s quiet and open. Turn phones on silent and no matter how... Read more »

Flu season sneaking up on students

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Every year the university gets a visit from an unwelcome guest: the seasonal flu. Students find themselves as susceptible victims as they live and study in close quarters with their peers. According to the Centers for Disease... Read more »

Students shave heads after raising money for charity

By Katelyn Freil

November 14, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Sigma Nu and Tau Kappa Epsilon raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. And then the men from Sigma Nu had their heads shaved. The funds were raised for  the “Bald is Beautiful” event last Tuesday night... Read more »

Navy vet says time heals some wounds

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

November 14, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Terry Gould, a Navy veteran and University of Akron alumnus, came to EJ Thomas Hall’s Stage Door Monday night in honor of Veteran’s Day and to speak about his book, “How Can You Mend This Purple Heart?” Gould served... Read more »

Bliss Institute hosts political conference

By Alizabeth Christian

November 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Looking back at the 2012 presidential election, the State of the Parties conference presented its attendees with answers to questions such as, “What was the role of political parties during the elections?” and “What are... Read more »

Veterans celebrated on campus

By Forrest Dukes

November 7, 2013

Filed under Campus News

As the leaves fall and the weather gets colder with each morning, November brings something special to this nation of ours. For UA, November is another chance for the community to stop, think and celebrate the men and women... Read more »

Prospective students gather for Fall Visit Day

By Sarah Pompeii

November 5, 2013

Filed under Campus News

It is that time of year again when seniors all over are figuring out where they want to attend college. Many UA students, at some point, have taken this journey themselves: going on college visits, listening to different presentations... Read more »

40 fabulous years at EJ Thomas Hall

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2013

Filed under Campus News

EJ Thomas Hall was the place to be Friday evening when more than 1,400 members of the university and community gathered together to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The grand event billed as “40 and Fabulous!” featured... Read more »

Close sisters discuss mental illness in lecture event

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

October 31, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close and her sister Jessie presented a lecture on breaking the stigmas behind mental illness Tuesday evening at EJ Thomas Hall. Glenn and Jessie have lived with mental... Read more »

Students recycle to participate in national Game Day Challenge

By Judy Nelson

October 31, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Gray clouds hung low over InfoCision Stadium this past Saturday as a chill wind reminded all in attendance that Old Man Winter is on his way. Fans huddled close together, many with blankets around their shoulders and Styrofoam... Read more »

Costume favorites for Akron revealed

By Alizabeth Christian

October 31, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Oct. 31 marks a day of freedom, a time where one can choose to be whatever he or she desires without the overbearing judgment of peers, without the whispers of, “Why are they wearing that?” and without the possible loss of... Read more »

Students assist around Akron community for national project

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

October 29, 2013

Filed under Campus News

About 650 students from more than 80 groups on campus banded together Saturday to volunteer around Akron for Make a Difference Day. This year was the ninth year for UA’s Make a Difference Day. According to an article on UA’s... Read more »

Profiling Serial Killers

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

October 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News

When Mary Myers was in fifth grade, her teacher at the Catholic school she attended kept a bowl of candy on her desk. When students received a good grade on a test or behaved well in class they would receive a piece of candy. Myers... Read more »

USG coordinates Veteran’s Celebration

By Megan Bodenschatz, Arts & Life Editor

October 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Starting on Nov. 2 after the Kent State vs. Akron football game, the Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Government will be kicking off their weeklong Veteran’s Celebration. From now until Nov. 11, USG and... Read more »

Making Strides to raise breast cancer awareness

By Alizabeth Christian

October 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News

As a swarming crowd of pink gathered outside of the Stile Athletics Field House, excited walkers for Making Strides of Akron cheerfully shouted amongst one another while waiting for the three-mile walk ahead of them. With the... Read more »

New features on UA Libraries online page

By Rachel Mast

October 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News

The University of Akron’s online libraries page has a new look and new search tools. The tools are the “gateway to books and articles,” Beate Gersch told a group of journalism students gathered in Bierce Library last... Read more »

Tressel visits graduate class to discuss UA enrollment

By Tyler Jordan

October 22, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Last week, Jim Tressel visited a class of graduate students in Olin Hall to acknowledge the changes happening on Akron’s campus. ... Read more »

Racing to the top

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 17, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Sports

The University of Akron Zips Racing team is internationally known as one of the best collegiate racing teams in the world. According to a UA press release, Zips Racing, which has been competing internationally since 1990, has... Read more »

Group holds first event after being rebuilt

By Tyler Jordan

October 17, 2013

Filed under Campus News

The Muslim Student Association revamped their student organization and held their very first event in the Union on Monday. Many students may not have known that the MSA existed due to an entire year of inactivity. Two students... Read more »

Fraternity rocks to support scholarship fund

By Alicia Seitz

October 17, 2013

Filed under Campus News

The brothers of Alpha Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity keep the tradition of the annual Rock-A-Thon alive. The brothers kept a rocking chair rocking outside of the Student Union morning, noon and night from Oct. 7 to... Read more »

Students give hugs to raise money for animal protection

By Tyler Jordan

October 17, 2013

Filed under Campus News

This week the Secular Student Alliance is holding a fundraising event to donate money to the Cleveland Animal Protective League. ... Read more »

Trustees cut 28 jobs to balance budget

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2013

Filed under Campus News

The Board of Trustees approved a revised budget Wednesday morning as part of a campus-wide effort to reduce expenses due to a decline in enrollment and student credit hours. University spokeswoman Eileen Korey said 28 employees... Read more »

Engineering co-op program celebrates 100 years at UA

By Hillary Martter

October 15, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Buchtelite News Writer This year the College of Engineering’s cooperative program celebrated its 100-year anniversary. The program, designed to help engineering students find gainful employment in their... Read more »

Nursing students discuss Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Adam Barrington

October 15, 2013

Filed under Campus News

There has been a debate among scientists and scholars in regards to whether holistic forms of medicine are beneficial or simply the latest form of snake oil. Last summer, five students from The University of Akron’s School of... Read more »

Career Fair welcomes students and employers

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

October 10, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Students around... Read more »

Author of common read speaks at EJ Thomas Hall

By Sarah Pompeii

October 10, 2013

Filed under Campus News

On Oct. 8 Kevin Roose, the author of “The Unlikely Disciple,” came to The University of Akron and shared his experiences as an undercover journalist seeing the world through different eyes. His book details his experience... Read more »

Proenza appointed to national committee

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2013

Filed under Campus News

University officials announced Monday the appointment of President Luis M. Proenza to a national committee charged with identifying and implementing new strategies to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. According to university officials,... Read more »

Akron meets Far East

By Forrest Dukes

October 10, 2013

Filed under Campus News

As the leaves change and students begin to think about what to schedule for the spring semester, The University of Akron allows another chance for the students to learn and explore through China Week. ... Read more »

Two UA teachers make top 25 on Rate My Professor

By Hillary Martter

October 8, 2013

Filed under Campus News

It is comforting as a college student to have access to insight about one’s professors before registering for a course. The Rate My Professors website is one online forum that allows students to scan feedback from certain courses’... Read more »

UA teacher honored

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Dr. Heather Walter of the School of Communication was recognized as Ohio Communication Association’s Distinguished Teacher Award recipient for 2013 on Friday. Walter was awarded at the annual conference that was held over the... Read more »

Government shutdown affects students

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

October 3, 2013

Filed under Campus News

The biggest business in the world, the U.S. government, has closed for business for the first time in 17 years early Tuesday leaving many people wondering how it will affect their lives, including students. ... Read more »

Group brings awareness to community

By Alicia Seitz

October 1, 2013

Filed under Campus News

After almost a year and a half of working together, a group of American Sign Language (ASL) students at The University of Akron have officially created a club dedicated to learning more about the language. ... Read more »

Banned

By Morgan Hummel, News Editor

September 26, 2013

Filed under Campus News

This week, Bierce Library celebrated Banned Books Week with student-designed displays and programs, which included readings of excerpts from challenged and banned literature. Every year, there are thousands of attempts to remove... Read more »

Students for Life raise awareness through protest

By Kal Matar

September 19, 2013

Filed under Campus News

On Saturday morning, Students for Life members and locals of the Akron community gathered together in front of the Akron Women’s Medical Group clinic at 839 E. Market St. to participate in the National Day of Remembrance for... Read more »

University of Akron on display

By Morgan Hummel, News Editor

September 19, 2013

Filed under Campus News

This weekend marks the second annual UA on Display event, hosted and sponsored by The University of Akron. Both prospective and current students, as well as UA alumni, are invited to the Stile Athletics Field House Saturday, Sept.... Read more »

Board of Trustrees approves Akron-AAUP contract

By Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2013

Filed under Campus News

  At a meeting Monday, the Board of Trustees approved a collective bargaining agreement between the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors (Akron-AAUP) for an 18-month term ending on June 30,... Read more »

Diversity meets Akron

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

September 17, 2013

Filed under Campus News

The University of Akron is offering a weeklong event geared to help students realize diversity across campus. Diversity Week,  is a program designed for UA students and is comprised of events from 14 different organizations... Read more »

SFL fights for its life

By Morgan Hummel, News Editor

September 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Students for Life is a branch of Students for Life of America, the most active and largest youth anti-abortion organization in the United States. When asked why she joined SFL, Secretary Jacqueline Culley said, “Passion for... Read more »

Flags cover campus in remembrance

By Katelyn Freil, News Editor

September 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News

The University of Akron College Republicans placed 3,000 flags across campus this week in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. ... Read more »

UA Career Center makes big changes

By Kara Hemphill, Copy Editor

September 12, 2013

Filed under Campus News

The Career Center has recently restructured to better serve the students at The University of Akron in the coming semesters. Most apparent of these changes is the center’s new location in Student Union Room 211. The new location... Read more »

Formula team preps for more competition

By Victoria Teresko

September 10, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Sports

Imagine creating something with a group of students and then shipping the end result halfway around the world to compete against upwards of 100 other teams. This is exactly what Zips Racing, the Formula SAE (Society of Automotive... Read more »

Student runs from zombies in 5K course

By Katelyn Freil, News Editors

September 10, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Running a 5K can be challenging, but running a 5K with obstacles, mud and zombies presents a different kind of challenge. Jessica Johnson, a communication graduate at The University of Akron, did just that on Saturday at the... Read more »

Akron students await housing

By Morgan Hummel, News Editor

September 5, 2013

Filed under Campus News

Residence Life and Housing made new leaps and bounds this move-in season. They faced an overwhelming number of requests for on-campus housing this fall. “Students have been provided options in Gallucci until space becomes... Read more »

The road to cheerleading nationals

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

August 28, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Sports

During the football and basketball seasons, fans get to see the tamer aspect of cheerleading. Where the cheers and stunts seem effortless, the team’s enthusiasm is tenfold. What remains unseen is the grueling hours of practice,... Read more »

Student Union changes in big and small ways

By Gabby Glandorf

August 26, 2013

Filed under Campus News

On their return this fall semester, students will notice quite a few differences in the Student Union. According to Anne Bruno, director of the Student Union, one of the main changes that took place over the summer was to Zee’s... Read more »