The Buchtelite

Hypnotist puts crowd to sleep

Michael C. Anthony returns to EJ Thomas to wow the 'doubters'.

By Julie Mullet, Writer

September 29, 2015

UA students volunteered to perform hilarious and embarrassing acts in front of the EJ Thomas Hall auditorium on Sept. 23. Renowned hypnotist and UA favorite Michael C. Anthony instructed all those who braved the stage to focus on his hand as he began to hypnotize them. Once they had been put unde...

PigPen comes to E.J. Thomas Hall

Musicians join crowd while performing.

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

September 21, 2015

In spite of a lukewarm audience, PigPen Theatre Co. instantly brought life to E.J. Thomas’s Stage Door when they stepped on stage on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The band’s unique sound, humor, and smooth transitions from instrument to instrument, often mid-song, captured the audience’s attention alm...

Knight Foundation announces $250,000 grant

By Spencer DeVeau, News Writer

April 13, 2015

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is at it again. Last Wednesday, April 8, the Knight Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to The University of Akron. UA can use the grant for whatever it needs; but, according to an emailed statement by UA President Scott Scarborough, the funding could...

Pianists strike UA chords

Galen Karriker leads the arrangement in

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Writer

March 16, 2015

Music filled the air on Sunday, March 15 at E.J. Thomas as 39 pianists showcased their incredible talents at MonsterPianos! It was billed as a piano recital, but it was presented on a much larger scale. Eight grand pianos were arranged in a semicircle onstage with multiple pianists playing simultaneously,...