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The Editorially Independent Voice of The University of Akron

The Buchtelite

The Editorially Independent Voice of The University of Akron

The Buchtelite

The cast of UA students, faculty and staff, as well as Akron community members, on stage.

Production of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Continues to Benefit Rape Crisis Center, Teach Important Lessons

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor February 3, 2020

The University of Akron’s Women’s Studies program hosted a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” at E.J. Thomas Hall on Jan. 31.  The production was organized and directed by Dr. Mary Triece,...

Ashley Trunik, a nursing major, raps Welcome to Miami during Alpha Phis Florida-themed Songfest performance.

Songfest raises $6,845 for kids with cancer

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor April 13, 2016

Twelve University of Akron sororities and fraternities sang and danced to raise money for children with cancer by competing at the 83rd annual Songfest competition last Sunday at E.J. Thomas Hall. Hosted...

Choir director Marie Bucoy-Calavan directs the composite choir of Lakewood high, Lake high, and the UA chorus in the finale of the Vocal Choral Fest Concert.

Choral Fest hits all the right notes

By John Rachal, Writer February 8, 2016

Several local high school choirs were invited to The University of Akron to participate in the annual Vocal-Choral Festival on Feb. 3 at E.J. Thomas Hall. The Vocal-Choral Festival allowed over 200...

Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly.

Giffords, Kelly inspire audience

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer October 26, 2015

Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords, former Arizona congresswoman who survived the 2011 Tuscon shooting, spoke alongside her husband at the annual Delta Gamma Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Giffords husband,...

Author of “Beautiful Boy” to speak at UA

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor October 12, 2015

Addiction is an ongoing tragedy throughout the world; it can shake up someone’s life and take a toll on family and friends. David Sheff, author of “Beautiful Boy,” has first hand experience with...

Damien Highfield and Noelle Cotler perform Current Frame.

GroundWorks spring show

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer March 9, 2015

The northeast Ohio dance company GroundWorks performed their annual spring show on Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6. Now, in it’s 16th season, the inaugural show was performed in E.J. Thomas Hall’s...

Classic Broadway musical revamped

Classic Broadway musical revamped

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor February 12, 2015

The four-time Tony award winning musical, “Camelot,” was held at EJ Thomas Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. This famous Broadway musical first premiered in the 1960s and the production continues...

Singer Dan Smith leads Bastille in their performance at E.J. Thomas Hall.

Bastille gives lively performance at E.J. Thomas Hall

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor October 28, 2014

Akron was booming with energy when the award-winning band, Bastille, took the stage of E.J. Thomas Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The English alternative rock band performed songs from their debut album,...

The band urges the crowd to clap and sing along.

Rising band Grizfolk performs at Akron

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor October 27, 2014

The up-and-coming band named Grizfolk sat down for an interview with The Buchtelite on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Grizfolk opened up for the award-winning band, Bastille when they performed at E.J. Thomas Hall. Lead...

New Roo Weekend welcomes incoming freshmen

By Aubrey Barto, Video Editor 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.

Robert Jorgensen as he turned to the crowd during The Star-Spangled Banner.

UA performs patriotic celebration

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Holiday Arts and Craft Show Returns

December 4, 2012

Written by: Zaina Salem Many creative and innovative artisans brought the holiday spirit to life at E.J. Thomas Hall this past weekend. From Friday through Sunday, local and international crafters showcased hundreds...

Collage 2012

November 8, 2012

Written by: Rachel Ake Witnessing a truly spectacular musical performance is a rare occasion; witnessing it at your very own college is a gift. The audience that attended Collage 2012! on Thursday evening...

BOO at the ROO

October 23, 2012

Written by: Ranier Alexander The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall is hosting a Halloween celebration for all students to enjoy. Boo at the Roo, a night of dancing, costumes and food, will be...

Docs rock out for charity concert

October 23, 2012

Written by: Michael Crossland Sequined gowns, Motown, Ozzy Osbourne and giant rats are not things you often associate with physicians. If you had attended this year's Docs Who Rock event at E.J. Thomas...

Tressel talks success at speech

September 20, 2012

Written by: Gabrielle Glandorf No matter how tough life is, if people remind themselves how blessed they are, they can handle anything. That was the central message of Jim Tressel’s lecture on Monday...

Dychtwald enlightens at E.J. Thomas Forum Series lecture

September 18, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil Despite the fact that the American population is steadily getting older, U.S. society remains focused on youth. This was the central focus of Ken Dychtwald’s Forum Series...

Benyus next to speak at Forum Series

September 18, 2012

Written by: Maggie Duff This Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m., the Rubber City will get a taste of a greener type of industry. Janine Benyus will be lecturing at E.J. Thomas Hall. Benyus is a biologist,...

Tressel says, “You should be here”

September 13, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil and Heather Beyer Jim Tressel will present “The Journey of Success” on Monday night at E.J. Thomas Hall. He will be speaking as part of the Forum Series, one of the many...

Diego Val performs for University students

September 13, 2012

Written by: Alex Didato The Rock the Roo Lunchtime Series continued this week with a performance featuring Latin pop singer Diego Val. Residents and commuters alike gathered outside on the E.J. Thomas...

Students sign up for Zip Tix to attend free E.J. events

September 11, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil A new program at The University of Akron called Zip Tix will allow students to attend many E.J. Thomas Hall events for free. According to Beth Lynch, E.J. Thomas Hall press/promotions...

Student dancers perform in annual UADC concert

April 3, 2012

Written by: Carli Molinelli The University of Akron Dance Company (UADC) entertained and mesmerized audiences at E.J. Thomas Hall Saturday during the 2012 Spring Concert. Loud cheers, claps, standing...

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