The Buchtelite

Hypnotist dazzles audience at EJ

This was Michael C. Anthony's 17th time performing at The University of Akron.
September 19, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 14, hypnotist Michael C. Anthony gave an exceptional 9:09 p.m. performance at The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall, which was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board...

Men’s soccer posts another clean sheet victory at home

September 15, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (4-2-0) notched its second win in a row after beating fifth-ranked UC Santa Barbara on Monday night by a score of 2-0. Not only are the Zips undefeated in...

‘Thank-A-Donor Day’ at UA

September 15, 2016

The tradition of donating, starting with John R. Buchtel and his wife’s donation of $500,000 to the founding of Buchtel College in 1870, has continued over the years and allowed UA to grow and expand...

Akron students to take first ride on record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point

Mentor Reese March with his Family Foundation mentees.
May 2, 2016

A lucky group of students from The University of Akron will get to experience the very first ride on Cedar Point’s new record-breaking roller coaster thanks to the LeBron James Family Foundation. On...

Survivors celebrated at Relay for Life event

Relay for Life took place in the UA Field House last weekend.
April 13, 2016

This past weekend, The University of Akron held its annual Relay for Life event in The Louis and Freda Stile Athletics Field House. This event is held to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who...

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election
President Scarborough answers questions at same senate meeting
April 11, 2016

Megan Bodenschatz has won the the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Student Government presidential election, USG announced at its weekly senate meeting last Thursday, April 7. Bodenschatz and her vice president...

Amazon to open new location in Akron

Amazon to open new location in Akron
March 16, 2016

This summer, Amazon is opening a venue near UA’s campus where students, faculty, and the Akron public can pick up their packages and make returns. UA is one of seven schools in the U.S. to receive...

Remembering first Zippy

Photo courtesy of UA Digest
Perry "Pete" Thomas Demming passes away at age 81
October 12, 2015

UA alumnus Perry “Pete” Thomas Demming died on Wednesday, Oct. 7, after an illness at the age of 81. Sporting a paper-mache head and a brown furry uniform, Demming became UA’s first Zippy at the...

Putting your best foot forward

Kyle Edmonds shakes hands with an employer after speaking with her about career opportunities.
Students seek employment at career, internship fair in Union Ballrooms
October 7, 2015

Yesterday was the one day on campus when hearing the ubiquitous click and clack of dress shoes is not uncommon. The UA Internship and Career Fair was held in the Union Ballroom for students and alumni...

‘Let’s Grow Akron’ receives $850 donation at Impact Luncheon

The faculty who attended the luncheon socialize on the topic of the day before the food is served.
April 15, 2015

As part of National Volunteer Week, UA’s Department of Student Life hosted the UA Impact Luncheon. Faculty and students gathered for the event on Tuesday, April 14 in the Union. Alison Doehring, assistant...

General education prices slashed

'GenEd Core' pilot program, other initiatives discussed at Wednesday's Board of Trustees meeting
April 15, 2015

A cheaper general education program, a free college program for junior high and high school students, new Learning Communities, changes to the USG constitution—such topics were discussed at yesterday’s...

Ballroom dance team weekend results

April 13, 2015

The UA Ballroom Dance Competition Team returned from a tournament last weekend yielding impressive results. The team competed in the University of Michigan Ballroom Competition on Saturday, April 11. Each...

Students seek opportunities at spring Career Fair

Students evaluate potential career choices with the employers assembled at the Career Fair in the Union ballrooms.
February 25, 2015

  Students gathered at the Student Union ballrooms on Wednesday, Feb. 25 for the All-Campus UA Career Fair. UA’s Career Center holds this event each semester. Wednesday’s fair was for students...

Speech and Debate Team places second at state championship

The Speech and Debate Team members pose at Bricco restaurant in downtown Akron after the OFA State Championship.
February 25, 2015

UA’s Speech and Debate (forensics) Team took second place at the Ohio Forensics Association State Championship on Feb. 21 and 22.  The tournament was held in Kolbe Hall, beginning Saturday and ending...

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