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

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

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, director of the Women’s Studies program and professor within the School of Communication, with a cast of U...

Songfest raises $6,845 for kids with cancer

Ashley Trunik, a nursing major, raps

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 by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) and a committee of chapter representatives,...

Choral Fest hits all the right notes

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.

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 high school students to experience life on campus for a day and see what it’s like to be a part of...

Giffords, Kelly inspire audience

Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly.

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, Mark Kelly, a retired US Navy Captain and NASA astronaut, opened up the event with an account of...

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 seeing someone he loves transform into an addict. Sheff’s son, Nick, struggled with a crystal meth addiction...

GroundWorks spring show

Damien Highfield and Noelle Cotler perform

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 Stage Door theater. GroundWorks featured dancers Felise Bagley, Noelle Cotler, Annika Sheaff,...

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 to perform all over the country. “Camelot” centers around a mythical town called Camelot...

Bastille gives lively performance at E.J. Thomas Hall

Singer Dan Smith leads Bastille in their 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, Bad Blood, to a packed audience. Bastille’s energy was immediately infectious as they opened with T...

Rising band Grizfolk performs at Akron

The band urges the crowd to clap and sing along.

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 singer Adam Roth, keyboardist Sebastian Fritze, guitarist Fredrik Eriksson, drummer Bill Deli...

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.

UA performs patriotic celebration

Robert Jorgensen as he turned to the crowd during

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 with a concert of patriotic favorites by the Summer Symphonic Band. “Born again to each genera...

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 of intricate, handcrafted items. This arts and crafts show has been an Akron traditi...

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 at E.J. Thomas Hall was lucky enough to escape the gloom of the weather and be a part of a once...

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 held this Thursday at 9:09 p.m. Six years ago, UA noticed that there was a large volume of individual Ha...

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 Hall, you may have changed your tune. Since it began in 2004, Docs Who Rock has featured Summit ...

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 night. Tressel, vice president for strategic engagement, presented "The Journey of Success" at E.J. Thomas Hall. According t...

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 lecture at E.J. Thomas Hall last Thursday, "The Aging of America: How We Must Transform Our Lives, Our Business, Our Communities." Dychtwald is a psycho...

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, innovation consultant and the author of six books; most importantly, she is an innovator in ...

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 exciting event happening at E.J. Thomas Hall and around campus. On Monday on his usual campus rounds, Tressel met with a couple from M...

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 Hall plaza to enjoy Val's soulful and smooth rhythmic style. Val, who has opened for groups such ...

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 coordinator, Zip Tix began three years ago with a different program called Broadway Bound. ...

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 ovations and confused faces in response to the bizarre story lines of the dances were given throughout ...