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Makeup hacks for the college girl

November 29, 2016

Your alarm goes off at 7 a.m. and you hit snooze five times. You planned to wake up, make yourself breakfast, put on your favorite jams, and get ready to kill your presentation at 8:30 a.m. While having...

Post-graduation depression

November 9, 2016

Congratulations, you’ve made it through college. It’s a huge accomplishment for anyone. It’s the initial step in the pursuit of a career that will bring you closer to your life’s goals. This...

Being the change: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

May 4, 2016

Sexual assault is not only a prevalent problem in the United States military, but it also is a plague across college campuses everywhere.  This year at The University of Akron, the ROTC program decided...

$2 million to attract new students

InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field. (Buchtelite file photo)
April 25, 2016

The University of Akron administration budgeted $3 million for marketing during the 2015-2016 school year. Approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2015, the annual budget of $480 million included...

Panel helps students become tech savvy

April 20, 2016

As a part of “Tech Week,” a panel discussion was held in the College of Business Administration (CBA) yesterday to inform students about current trends and corporate culture in information technology...

Men talk about sexual assault

Students learn more about sexual assault toward men in Student Union Ballroom.
April 20, 2016

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) hosted Let’s talk! Men’s Action Night on Monday, April 28, which was a men’s sexual assault awareness discussion for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During the presentation,...

More to the Equestrian team than horseplay

The UA Equestrian team expanded from four members to 13 over the course of the semester.
April 18, 2016

You may not have heard about The University of Akron’s English Equestrian team, but there’s a bit more to them than horseplay. The club, which was created in 2002, started this semester with only...

Away from the main

The Board of Trustees held its last meeting on Feb. 10 on the third floor of the Student Union, pictured here.
This week’s Board meeting moved to Wayne College; first time in eight years
April 11, 2016

Not since eight years ago has The University of Akron Board of Trustees held a meeting anywhere other than main campus. Yet the Board’s next meeting, slated for this Wednesday, April 13 at 10 a.m.,...

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai
March 28, 2016

Fighting urban poverty with foam bricks, four University of Akron students formed one of the six teams that made it to the final round in the regional Hult Prize competition in Dubai on March 11 and 12....

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Funds promised, but not budgeted
Changing the rules for how professors get funds
March 9, 2016

The University of Akron is making new rules for how professors can use their funding, which causes concerns for both UA’s budget, and UA’s faculty. Two types of funding have not been accounted...

Big gift, new name

UA alumni Pamela and Gary Williams give introductory remarks at yesterday's Honors College ceremony.
Williamses' pledge expands to $10 million, comes on verge of possible no-confidence vote in faculty senate
February 3, 2016

Yesterday, UA announced plans to change the name of its Honors College after receiving a $3 million gift from alumni Gary and Pamela Williams. The gift expands the Williamses’ $7 million bequest given...

Freshmen recount first semester of college

January 25, 2016

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...

College Now educates students on debt

College Now educates students on debt
November 4, 2015

Student loan debt has risen to $1.2 trillion dollars; two-thirds of students graduating from US colleges and universities are graduating with some level of debt, according to Forbes.com. College is...

Naming the Honors College

A student walking into the Honors College.
October 28, 2015

In the Oct. 29 printed version of this article, UA's rebranding was incorrectly written as "Ohio's Polytechnic Institute." The rebranding is to "Ohio's Polytechnic University," not "Ohio's Polytechnic...

Educator by day; haunter by night

Carnival of Horrors cast members prepare to scare.
October 26, 2015

The price of college can make anyone feel scared; UA lecturer Ryan Pluta decided to capitalize on this fear by creating a haunted house to pay his way through college. Pluta is the successful business...

An open letter: USG to President Scarborough

July 13, 2015

The following is an letter addressed to The University of Akron President Scott Scarborough,  written and signed by the UA Undergraduate Student Government's president and vice president Taylor Swift...

The importance of college student voting

The importance of college student voting
April 30, 2015

It’s about that time again. Politicians are announcing their candidacy for president, each one trying to convince the greatest number of Americans why they are worthy to lead this great nation. In the...

Former college football player tells her sexual assault story

Katie Hnida relates her story of what happened in the shadow of her success.
April 22, 2015

The first female to score points in an NCAA Division I-A football game shared the same fate as many other female college students: she was raped. On Tuesday, April 21, Katie Hnida came to UA to tell...

Internships: Worth or waste of time?

Internships: Worth or waste of time?
April 6, 2015

There is one thing that seems to weigh on every student’s mind as they move further into their major: internships. Trying to find an internship is a stressful process for students and the “I” word...

Tips for students on a college budget

Tips for students on a college budget
March 4, 2015

For college students, saving money, or at least having money in your pocket, is vital. Whether one needs money for an emergency, to pay tickets, bills, or day-to-day meals, money is a must have. But...

Kasich proposes changes for Ohio higher education system

February 11, 2015

Governor John Kasich’s recent budget proposal and executive order will change Ohio’s higher education system, and UA will not be excluded. On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Kasich signed an executive order to...

Mentoring for any first-year students

Peer mentoring recruitment table at Bierce Library on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
February 11, 2015

There is a program at UA for both new students who need advice for college life and any experienced student who is willing to give that advice. The Office of Multicultural Development’s peer mentoring...

Kick old habits now or die trying

Kick old habits now or die trying
November 24, 2014

It was an inconspicuous Saturday evening when I had just gotten off of work and my sister, mother, niece and nephew were to arrive at the door of my house, at The University of Akron. It wasn’t long...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.
Akron's favorite marsupial goes up against Georgia Tech before postseason.
November 10, 2014

In the final week of the Capital One Mascot Challenge Zippy lost to Buzz, the mascot from Georgia Tech and fell to her lowest seating in the tournament, 6th place. The tournament has now moved on to...

‘Working on Purpose’ helps students focus on career goals

The Counseling & Testing Center is available to help students deal with stressful times, including midterms.
October 15, 2014

  The Counseling and Testing Center hosted the “Working on Purpose (Deciding on a Major or Career)” workshop in Simmons Hall Conducted by Kai-Rai Prewitt, and Michael Cadaret, both carry a...

Bierce participates in banned books week

Bierce participates in banned books week
UA's main library celebrates restricted authors and novels.
September 23, 2014

This week, Bierce Library is participating in the nationwide event known as “Banned Books Week,” celebrating the novels that many schools and libraries ban from being on the shelves on any normal day. The...

Word on the Street

September 19, 2014

The University of Akron welcomes 16th President Scott Scarborough with an inauguration ceremony Friday, Sept. 19. The Buchtelite captures students thoughts on what changes they would make as a university...

New Roo Weekend welcomes incoming freshmen

August 25, 2014

New Roo Weekend was attended by new students this weekend. The Buchtelite Online caught up with freshmen to talk about their experiences.

Scarborough appoints new positions

President Scott Scarborough
President Scarborough takes action within his first 100 days.
August 5, 2014

President Scarborough has taken no time in making changes around campus in his first couple months of taking office. He has taken the liberty of rearranging the people who answer directly to him, reducing...

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

Juliet played by Allison Good and Romeo played by Matthew J. Wheeler  in Romeo&Juliet.
August 4, 2014

The University of Akron’s Shrank Hall was put to great use this summer, as it has become home to Akron’s own Rubber City Shakespeare Company. In its second season, Rubber City Shakespeare Company...

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

UA honors alumnus John Puglia with the exhibit titled Never Not Working: The Art and Influence of John Puglia.
July 29, 2014

John Puglia created works of art from the beauty of everything around him. Inspired by the sights of everyday life, Puglia shaped a successful career for himself and motivated others to do the same along...

World Cup brings diversity to UA

World Cup brings diversity to UA
Students gathered in the Student Union to show their team spirit.
July 22, 2014

The theatre in the Student Union was packed on June 12th as the Iranian and Nigerian national teams faced off in the World Cup. The University of Akron is a melting pot of students with different nationalities...

Scarborough tours UA

July 21, 2014

The Buchtelite followed President Scott Scarborough on his first day on campus, July 1. The tour included the new president walking with students to get a look at the campus he will be working on. This...

UA performs patriotic celebration

Robert Jorgensen as he turned to the crowd during
Guzzetta Hall hosts a symphonic concert for America's historic anniversaries.
July 9, 2014

This year marks the 200th anniversary of our nation’s national anthem, along with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The University of Akron threw a celebration of America’s history...

Students decide USG election

Chelsi King and Rachel Bodenschatz showing excitement for the up and coming year.
USG president and vice president have been sworn into office.
July 2, 2014

In the wake of the 2014 Spring Semester there were a large number of positions that were filled at The University of Akron for the 2014-2015 school year. The most publicized was the election of a new president...

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

The College of Engineering Celebrates a 100 year centennial.
Honor for 100 years of innovation
June 26, 2014

The centennial anniversary of the College of Engineering was a celebration of the past 100 years. The centennial was also an optimistic look at the next 100 years. The college that started with two professors...

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

Jim Tressel and Zippy pose for a picture at Tressel's farewell reception.
June 25, 2014

On May 27 the University of Akron honored the two-year service of Jim Tressel, the former Executive Vice President of Strategic Engagement, on the third floor of the Student Union. The ballroom was packed...

Proenza’s last commencement speech

President Proenza stands before loved ones to give his last speech to law graduates.
President congratulates the 2014 School of Law graduation at UA.
June 23, 2014

After 115 commencement speeches in his career, President Luis Proenza gave his last one to the University of Akron law graduates of 2014. The 90th School of Law commencement was held Sunday May 18 at...

Students react to presidential transition

Amy Baird sits and enjoys the nice day as she studies for summer classes.
June 23, 2014

The Buchtelite spoke with students from around The University of Akron's campus about their hopes and wishes for the university. Students express their views as the shift from President Luis Proenza and...

UA plans next chapter with new president

Incoming President Scott Scarborough addresses a public forum on campus May 12, 2014.
Zips student body jumps in a new direction
June 16, 2014

The University of Akron’s search for the 16th president is over. May 8 ended the search when the Board of Trustees at the university elected Scott L. Scarborough to be UA's next president. Scarborough...

Letter to the Editor: Maximizing student success

March 7, 2013

We recently had the pleasure of reading through student evaluations from the courses we had taught at the University of Akron in fall of 2012. Many of the comments were words that every faculty member...

Party like a college student

January 25, 2012

By: Jaclyn Wloszek It’s 1 a.m.; life is a whirlwind of colors. You are laughing about something that that bartender said. Your ears are ringing; the song “Levels” by Avicii is playing. People are...

Attending college out of state

November 15, 2011

By: Ellyn Sjoquist Prompted by the current economic environment, families with graduating high school seniors may find themselves analyzing the costs of a college education with more intense scrutiny. According...

Don't forget the commuters

October 3, 2011

By: Starr Davis Fall Semester is filled with on-campus events and activities to get the school year started off right; however, most commuters are not aware of this. Students who live on campus, especially...

The commuter's college experience

September 6, 2011

By: Lindsay Mulhollen A commuter’s college experience is much different from the college experience most people expect; there are no instant friends, commuters won’t be eating the quintessentially...

The Roo Express: rolling out a new weekend route

September 1, 2011

By: Molly Gase The Roo Express Shuttle bus has been a staple throughout campus, shepherding students from one end of campus to the other in an expedited way.  These buses are seen on a normal basis at...

Record-setting night for the UA men’s soccer team

September 1, 2011

By: Chris Coon It was all about redemption Saturday night as The University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Cleveland State 5-0 in the season opener before a record-breaking crowd of 5,241 at First...

Parking wallet-ache

August 10, 2011

By Brien Croff Do you remember walking back to your car to find a parking ticket on your windshield and thinking, “Are you serious?”  If so, you are one of many students who has faced this irritation....

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