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Professionalism in the workplace

By MaTisha Steele, News Writer

February 10, 2016

Filed under Campus News

“Strive to be your best, most professional self when you are in your working life,” stated Tony Alexander, executive-in-residence of UA’s College of Business Administration (CBA), during his Tuesday presentation titled “... Read more »

Key issues on the table

Key issues on the table

February 8, 2016

Big gift, new name

Big gift, new name

February 3, 2016

Tragic tales of injustice

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

February 3, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Professor Marge Koosed of the UA School of Law hosted a panel to discuss race and the death penalty this past Tuesday.  The event, titled “The Death Lottery: How Race Impacts the Ohio Death Penalty,” featured four speakers who have... Read more »

Fewer headed to UA?

Fewer headed to UA?

February 1, 2016

Charity event to honor Zak Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2016

Filed under Campus News, City News, Showcase

Students are taking the initiative to honor Zak Husein — the UA International Business student who was killed over a month ago in an armed robbery — by planning a charity event to commemorate his life and friendships. Th... Read more »

Swider comes to campus to promote her new book

By Sara Syed, writer

February 1, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Within 24 hours of her book’s release, Sarah Swider, an alumna and assistant professor of Wayne State University, came to UA on Jan. 29 to discuss the conditions that millions of informal workers and laborers endure due to auth... Read more »

Ice Fest 2016

Ice Fest 2016

January 27, 2016

Student mows his way to success

By Israa Eddeb, Online editor

January 27, 2016

Filed under Campus News

William Armstrong, a UA freshman business student, started a company called “Yaardvark” last fall and entered it in the Student Startup Madness (SSM) competition. Now he’s one of 32 finalists.  SSM is a nationwide digital media startup to... Read more »

Class conundrums

Class conundrums

January 25, 2016

Freshmen recount first semester of college

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

January 25, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Think back to when you first started out in college. What are some of the things you remember? Dorms? Rob’s Dining Hall? New Roo Weekend? With their first semester out of the way and their second just begun, a few freshmen stud... Read more »

What you might have missed

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

January 25, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Finals week is demanding, and it’s often difficult for students to keep up with anything other than studying, finishing final projects, and taking tests. Then, when winter break comes, many take full advantage of the respite f... Read more »

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

December 7, 2015

Filed under Campus News

Undeterred, relentless, and ready to make their voices heard yet again—students from the Ohio Student Association (OSA) are holding another protest outside of the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting will be... Read more »

American Legion Post 808

American Legion Post 808

November 18, 2015

Graduate assistantships on chopping block

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

November 16, 2015

Filed under Campus News, Showcase

  The headline of the print version of this article incorrectly implied that graduate assistantships will be cut; however, the elimination of some, not all, graduate assistantships is not assured, but is being discussed at ... Read more »

Faculty Senate committee formed to consider lack of confidence vote on Scarborough

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 9, 2015

Filed under Campus News

University President Scott Scarborough might soon receive a formal “lack of confidence” expression from the UA Faculty Senate. A resolution “to create an ad hoc committee to consider proposing a resolution expressin... Read more »

First UA ‘Game-Changer’ awarded

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

October 12, 2015

Filed under Campus News

Last week, UA introduced the first of eight recipients of The University of Akron Game-Changer Award. The award is presented to UA students who embody the “I-won’t-take-no-for-an-answer, roll-up-my-sleeves-and-make-it-hap... Read more »

Messina addresses USG senate

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

October 12, 2015

Filed under Campus News

A special guest came to last week’s Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting to talk about, and perhaps clarify, recent changes at The University of Akron. The guest was John Messina, associate vice president of student ... Read more »

Remembering first Zippy

Remembering first Zippy

October 12, 2015

Scarborough responds

October 5, 2015

Homecoming recap

Homecoming recap

October 5, 2015

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff

September 30, 2015

USG adds 16 members, fills every position

By Michelle DeShon, News Writer

September 30, 2015

Filed under Campus News

“In the four years I’ve been here, I’ve never seen the room this full,” said USG President Taylor Swift while addressing the audience at last week's student government senate meeting. Sixteen new members of USG were sworn in on Thu... Read more »

Armed robbery at downtown apartments

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

April 6, 2015

Filed under Campus News, News

An armed robbery took place inside The Depot’s private apartments in downtown Akron on Tuesday, March 31. According to the police report, at about 6:30 p.m. a UA student  answered a knock at his apartment door and four black... Read more »

Starbucks: to renew or not to renew

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

April 1, 2015

Filed under Campus News

The end of The University of Akron’s contract with Starbucks is stirring debate on campus; students are concerned with whether it will stay or get replaced.  The contract between UA and Starbucks ends in August. Though ... Read more »

Update on name-change considerations

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 1, 2015

Filed under Campus News

A name can tell a lot about a university. Or can it? What is now known as The University of Akron began as Buchtel College in 1870. Buchtel College and its assets were transferred to the City of Akron in 1913, when its name... Read more »

USG election results: Swift and Angeletti

By Tyler Coventry, Copy Editor

April 1, 2015

Filed under Campus News

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) elections have concluded with the appointment of Taylor Swift as president and Ricky Angeletti as his vice president. Swift, a junior political science major and Phi Delta Theta fraternity... Read more »

Cloudy with a chance of emails

By Michelle DeShon, News Writer

April 1, 2015

Filed under Campus News

UA’s email system is changing; however, those affected might not even notice. The current “on-premise” system, Microsoft Exchange 2007, will change to a new “cloud-based” system, Exchange Online. The current system... Read more »

Student opinions on Dining Services, administrative response

By Grant Morgan, News Writer

March 18, 2015

Filed under Campus News

Numerous students were asked about their opinions on UA Dining Services. Though their meal plans differ, their opinions often coincide. After each question and its student responses is the response from Gary Goldberg, director... Read more »

UA homecoming unites Zips

UA homecoming unites Zips

September 30, 2014

Annual China Week returns

Annual China Week returns

September 30, 2014

Student Union celebrates 10th anniversary

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

September 18, 2014

Filed under Campus News, News

  The University of Akron’s Student Union is celebrating its 10th anniversary. As part of campus’ “New Landscape for Learning” project, which started in 2000, 22 new buildings were completed in 2004, the Student Union being one. It’s ... Read more »

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 the weekend of move in week to make their first st... 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 hard i... 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. The students are working on a term paper about the current enrollment issues and strategies. Sha... 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 Finch

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. Passers by can donate a dollar for a hug from an atheist. The Secular Student Alliance is a student ... 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 fields of interest, ... 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 campus dressed for success for UA’s Career Fair Week as they met with employers at the Engineering and Science Fair on Tuesday and the All-Campus Career Fair on Wednesday. Over 100 employers attended each... 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. China Week is a weeklong annual event that displays... 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. According to the Department of Education’s conting... Read more »

Group brings awareness to community

By Alicia Finch

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. “The purpose of the organization is to bring awar... 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 »

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