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Helping students stay in touch with their families

By Celeste Houmard , [email protected] September 19, 2016

The University of Akron held a family weekend on Saturday and Sunday to help students stay close to their families. Family weekend was a great opportunity for any family member to visit the University...

President Scarborough gestures in a speech to the Undergraduate Student Government on April 7.

Grad students unsatisfied with leadership

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor May 4, 2016

University of Akron graduate students are not confident in President Scott Scarborough’s leadership, new survey results say. The Graduate Student Government (GSG) sent out the survey to 4,019 graduate...

Mentor Reese March with his Family Foundation mentees.

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

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Online Editor 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...

Students use crowdfunding to pay for research

By Dylan Reynolds May 2, 2016

Two innovative University of Akron graduate students recently decided to skip the typical methods of research funding, opting instead for a more modern approach: crowdfunding. The students, Angela M....

InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field. (Buchtelite file photo)

$2 million to attract new students

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor 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...

Fundraiser for Haitians; every penne counts

Fundraiser for Haitians; every ‘penne’ counts

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor April 20, 2016

Enjoy spaghetti and support a good cause on Monday, April 25. The second annual Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by Zips for Haiti, is raising funds to bring Haitian students to The University of Akron. Money...

Emily Vees, Associate Director of Career Services,  is the emcee for the Professional Dress Style Show that featured “models” from Greek Life.

Students learn how to interact with employers

By Preston Davis, Writer April 18, 2016

University of Akron students had the opportunity to gain helpful skills and engage with local businesses in a professional environment during Career Services’ Etiquette Dinner on April 13 in the Student...

Left to right: Hali Strub, Kristin Genetin, Bayli Strub, members of PSE pose for a photo after dinner.

Marketing dinner features female speakers

PSE fraternity students learn about entrepreneurship, business acumen
By Natalie Orr, News Editor April 13, 2016

The National Sales and Marketing Executives (NSME) Akron-Canton chapter held their monthly dinner meeting at The Tangier in Akron on Tuesday, April 12. Three female members of NSME Norma Rist, Jane...

Left to right: Chelsea Davis, Ashley Niznik, Justin Chapman and Julia Mallinak.

Students attend largest marketing competition

By Kaitlin Erdman April 11, 2016

This past weekend, The University of Akron’s Fisher Institute for Professional Selling sent four students to the largest sales competition in existence. The National Collegiate Sales competition...

From right to left on yesterdays panel: Michael Strong, dean of students; sociology professor Kathryn Feltey;  trustee Olivia Demas; student trustee Darnell Davis; and trustee Warren Woolford.

Concerned students speak up

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor April 6, 2016

At a unique event yesterday in Schrank Hall South, a group of about 20 students were given free rein to voice their concerns to select University representatives, including two members of the UA Board...

Students plan historical exhibition

By Dylan Reynolds April 4, 2016

Students in The University of Akron’s new Museums and Archives certification program is planning to exhibit a collection of artifacts related to old buildings that the University has purchased and refurbished....

Choose your leadership

Choose your leadership

By Logan Lane and Grant Morgan March 31, 2016

UA’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is now holding elections for next year’s president, vice president, and senate members. If you are an undergraduate, you should have received an email this...

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch award

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch’ award

By Mylor Acquaah, Writer March 16, 2016

Yesterday, University of Akron senior Tyeal Howell was honored with the Woman to Watch Award by the Women’s History Project (WHP) of Akron, which is a program of the Summit County Historical Society. Howell...

Student Paul Clifford performs songs while playing guitar in the Starbucks Lounge.

First Open Mic Night at Union

By Sofia Syed , Arts & Life Editor March 7, 2016

Students were given the chance to perform songs, skits, dances, poetry, and stand-up comedy for Open Mic Night in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge last Wednesday, March 2. This event was hosted by...

Graduate student Sandeep Dudam learns more about his off-campus options.

Off-Campus Housing Fair presents cheaper options

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor March 2, 2016

Students were given an opportunity to explore their living options with the Spring 2016 Off-Campus Housing Fair on Tuesday, March 1. Sponsored by Off-Campus Living, 12 off-campus properties, financial...

Career Fair employers advise students

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor February 24, 2016

For the past several weeks, students of all majors have been preparing for the various career fairs offered at The University of Akron this semester, from the Engineering, Science, and Technology Career...

From left to right, Professor Pam Schulze, Associate Professor Michelle Byrne, Associate Professor Kevin Kern, Professor Constance Bouchard, and Professor Steve Harp.

Faculty gather to reassure prospective students

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2016

In an effort to show their support for a fair contract, and to send a positive message to prospective and current students, faculty members from the Akron American Association of University Professors...

Happy holidays from The Buchtelite

By Buchtelite Editorial Board December 9, 2015

Tomorrow marks the last day of fall classes. After the weekend, finals will try to claim our sanity. But once finals are over, the much-anticipated winter break begins. Before we know it, spring semester...

Week of tribute and tips for graduating seniors

Week of tribute and tips for graduating seniors

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor December 7, 2015

With the fall semester coming to an end, soon-to-be graduating seniors have a chance to commemorate their school pride and take advantage of different workshops with UA’s Senior Week from Saturday, Dec....

The Black Students United rally was held on Monday, Nov. 16, outside of the Union.

Campuses confront race issues

Black student leaders disapprove of way UA rally was portrayed in headline
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor November 23, 2015

Last week, The Buchtelite published a story about UA Black Students United’s rally in support of the protesters’ cause at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), held on Nov. 16 outside of the Student...

‘F*ck racism,’ they chanted

More than 120 gather in support of University of Missouri students
By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor November 16, 2015

More than 120 students, most of them black, gathered outside the Student Union Starbucks entrance yesterday to voice their support for happenings at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), and address concerns...

UA Vice President of Advancement Larry Burns and new Director of Athletics Lawrence Williams addressed questions from students during USGs Town Hall meeting yesterday.

Burns, Williams featured in third Town Hall meeting

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor November 16, 2015

At the third meeting in the Undergraduate Student Government’s Town Hall series, students picked up the microphone to hurl questions — directly, this time — at UA Vice President of Advancement Larry...

Students as ‘customers’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board November 11, 2015

  UA President Scott Scarborough recently appeared on the cover of the November issue of the Akron/Canton SmartBusiness magazine. A business magazine? Figures. But “smart” business?...

Sandra Pianalto gives a lecture in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Former Federal Reserve CEO returns to alma mater

Pianalto recounts past, encourages students to take risks
By Natalie Orr , News Writer November 4, 2015

In most fields, taking risks is usually said to have a negative connotation, but in the eyes of Sandra Pianalto, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, it is the stepping stone...

UA students visit tables to learn about off campus options.

Opportunity knocks at housing fair

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor November 4, 2015

Finding the right place to live can be a challenge. There are many different factors to consider before signing a lease. The University of Akron’s off-campus student services wanted to help ease...

Anti-abortion activists stationed outside of Bierce Library.

Pro-life demonstration creates discord

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor October 14, 2015

Sporting enlarged pictures and videos of aborted fetuses, along with posters and banners denouncing Planned Parenthood, pro-life advocacy group “Created Equal” caused discord outside of Bierce Library...

Kyle Edmonds shakes hands with an employer after speaking with her about career opportunities.

Putting your best foot forward

Students seek employment at career, internship fair in Union Ballrooms
By Sofia Syed and Zaina Salem 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...

Ballroom Dance Club teaches students how to swing dance step-by-step.

Late night swing dancing in Union

By Baylee Diedrich, writer September 29, 2015

On Sept. 25, ZPN Late Night hosted the Ballroom Dance Club to teach students how to swing dance. At 10 p.m., a large number of students gathered in the Student Union, eager to learn. To start, the...

UA students, alumni head east to see Pope Francis

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor September 28, 2015

A group of more than 100 University of Akron students and alumni witnessed Pope Francis this past weekend on his first official visit to the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The individuals...

Visitors look at installation at Folk Hall by artist Kennedy.

“Puttin’ Ink on Paper’

By Donald Jeffries , Writer September 21, 2015

Artist Amos Paul Kennedy visited Folk Hall on September 15 to give a lecture and display his work for his one man exhibition, “Puttin’ Ink on Paper.” In his lecture, Kennedy gave insight into...

A student at Robs grabs a slice of pizza for dinner.

When Subway leaves, where’s the healthy food?

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor September 21, 2015

The Student Union Subway will no longer be a dining option, Aramark district marketing Manager Eugene Walters confirmed in an interview on Friday, Sept. 18. The departure of the popular food chain is...

Students were blindfolded and asked questions in order to get to known each other.

Students dive into diversity

By Sara Syed, Writer September 14, 2015

More than 60 students attended UA student organization Wanderlust’s Dive into Diversity Night on Sept. 9, in the Student Union Ballroom.   The intention of the event was to provide students with...

Students played game similar to Deal or No Deal in attempts to win gift cards.

Attacked by cash

ZPN hosts 'Deal or No Deal' -style game show
By Israa Eddeb, Online Editor September 14, 2015

A handful of lucky students left the Student Union theatre a little bit richer last Friday, Sept. 11 during the Zips Programming Network’s Cash Attack event. Cash Attack is similar to the game show...

USG seeks transparency with Town Hall series

USG seeks transparency with ‘Town Hall’ series

Starts forum to connect students to administrators, explain recent changes
By Logan Lane, Copy Editor September 14, 2015

Last Thursday, Sept. 10, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government gathered at the Student Union Starbucks lounge to discuss a summer of radical changes, questionable cuts, and concerns over a lack of administrative...

Zipping Into College With The Student Newspaper

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor September 10, 2015

Hello fellow Zips, and welcome to the beginning of a new semester at The University of Akron! It’s that time of year again. The hot days of summer will eventually cool to fall’s leaf-rustling chill,...

The importance of college student voting

The importance of college student voting

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer 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...

Zips Pantry provides students with essentials

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor April 9, 2015

The Zips Assistance Pantry returned this semester to help UA students by supplying them with basic essentials. The pantry was held in Polsky room 483 on April 8. The pantry is sponsored by the University...

New positions posted

Career Link offers 106 new opportunities
By Kelly Unger and Sofia Syed April 8, 2015

Are you about to graduate in the spring, but unsure of how to find a job? Career Link, a website advocated by the Career Center, recently posted 106 new co-op, internship, and full-time job positions. This...

Students receive online tutoring to help improve grades

Students receive online tutoring to help improve grades

By Nicholas Summers , Copy Editor April 8, 2015

Students are still able to receive online tutoring for free through the Ohio eTutoring Collaborative until the last day of classes on May 1. Started in 2010, the Ohio eTutoring Collaborative worked...

Against the Wind choreographed by Christine Howe.

Student choreographed “Spring into Dance” performed

By Elizabeth Zumbach, Arts & Life Writer April 6, 2015

The Terpsichore Dance club presented “Spring into Dance” in the Paul A. Daum Theater in Kolbe Hall from April 2 through 4 at 7:30 p.m. “Spring into Dance” showcased a wide range of dance styles,...

Internships: Worth or waste of time?

Internships: Worth or waste of time?

By Keirsten Heckel , Student Writer 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...

While students meander about and get information at the Majors Fair, Zippy encourages them to study what they love.

Fair helps students make major life decisions

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Writer April 1, 2015

All college students face the challenge of choosing a major; to help with that decision, UA Student Success hosted a Majors Fair on Wednesday, April 1 in the Union Ballroom A. The event provided students...

UA students form charity after studying abroad

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Writer March 18, 2015

In December 2014, a group of fifteen students from The University of Akron traveled to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU). Zeke Isaac, who is originally from Haiti,...

Women’s History Month events attract students

By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer March 11, 2015

With March comes the beginning of spring and the arrival of warmer weather; but also the start of Women’s History Month, which celebrates women’s past and current impacts on the world.   UA...

Students practicing the newly- learned swing moves on a cleared section of the Union Market

Old moves taught to young students

By Grant Morgan, News Editor March 9, 2015

Students got a taste of a classy past for two hours last Friday, March 6, as UA Campus Programs held a swing-dancing event in the Union Market. Experience wasn’t needed; officers of UA’s Ballroom...

Fair helps students get involved on campus

By Paula Ramsey , News Writer March 9, 2015

The spring involvement fair transformed the Student Union into a hub of extracurricular opportunity last Thursday, March 5.   UA holds four involvement fairs a year to promote organizations’ upcoming...

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

Students seek opportunities at spring Career Fair

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Writer 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...

Airborne virus threatens students

By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer February 25, 2015

With the many recent measles outbreaks in the U.S., UA Student Health Services advises students to take precautions.   Typically uncommon in the U.S., measles is a disease still found in countries...

Students’ chance to critique union

By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer February 18, 2015

An online survey allows students to comment on possible areas the Student Union can improve upon.   Students taking the survey are asked whether they like the dining options in the union and...

Award to be given to UA community

By Courtney Powell, Arts & Life Writer February 18, 2015

The Life Awards are held annually to honor faculty, students, and student organizations that embody the LIFE values: legacy, integrity, fellowship, and excellence. There are 28 individual awards that...

Graphic by Ted Boyer

Students learn how to alleviate stress

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor November 18, 2014

It is that time of the semester when students begin to realize that finals week is vastly approaching and winter break is around the corner. It also a time when many students begin to stress about balancing...

Education Abroad: Why students are staying in Akron

By Aubrey Barto, Video Editor November 5, 2014

Assistant director of international programs education abroad, David Black, is pushing to reorganize the Education Abroad Office to make it easier and more affordable for students to study abroad. Out...

Vote for Zippy in the Mascot Challenge

The Buchtelite highlights Zippys support for her school. Now it's time for UA to show her support.
October 5, 2014

Visit capitalonemascots.com to vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascots Challenge.

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.

Juliet played by Allison Good and Romeo played by Matthew J. Wheeler  in Romeo&Juliet.

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

By Elizabeth Fleagle, Writer 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 alumnus John Puglia with the exhibit titled Never Not Working: The Art and Influence of John Puglia.

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor 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.
By Tyler Jordan, Writer 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...

Chezem brings home the gold for UAs rifle team.

The golden shot

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor July 15, 2014

Matt Chezem, a junior at The University of Akron, earned a gold medal for the rifle team in the 50-meter prone event at the USA Shooting National Championship at Fort Benning, Ga. Head coach Newt Engle...

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

UA performs patriotic celebration

Guzzetta Hall hosts a symphonic concert for America's historic anniversaries.
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...

Transparent shatterproof touchscreens created out of UA for the world to enjoy.

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

The screens that will save smartphones.
By Tyler Jordan, News Editor July 2, 2014

Research in the Polymer building is making dreams reality with a new innovative attempt to create a shatterproof smartphone screen. Yu Zhu and a number of his colleagues published an academic paper titled,...

Chelsi King and Rachel Bodenschatz showing excitement for the up and coming year.

Students decide USG election

USG president and vice president have been sworn into office.
By Tyler Jordan, News Editor 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...

The College of Engineering Celebrates a 100 year centennial.

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

Honor for 100 years of innovation
By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor 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...

Amy Baird sits and enjoys the nice day as she studies for summer classes.

Students react to presidential transition

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

Proenza gives final advice

Current president sits down to share heartwarming thoughts.
By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief June 16, 2014

Outgoing UA President Luis Proenza sat down with The Buchtelite May 20. Proenza spoke about his hopes for incoming President Scott L. Scarborough. Proenza gave insight to his upcoming plans for his sabbatical...

Athletic training goes beyond stereotypes

March 21, 2013

Matthew Balsinger [email protected] Think of the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of athletic trainers. You may have an image in your head of some sport you idolize,...

USG candidates debate in midst of voting

March 19, 2013

Forrest Dukes Andrew P. White and Turner Anderson battled one another on topics of budget, safety, demand and more at The University Student Government (USG) Presidential Debate. “These two candidates...

UA Music fills Guzzetta’s halls

March 14, 2013

Patrick Stallings Musicians and composers presented unique styles of sounds this week as the School of Music held the 13th annual Akron New Music Festival over three nights at Guzzetta Recital Hall. The...

UA women in power

March 14, 2013

Alexandra Didato With copious amounts of student organizations offered on campus, female students have the opportunity to experience and take on many diverse leadership roles. One student leader, Elizabeth...

Recession affects jobs for UA students

February 21, 2013

Clare McKee The Great Recession, which began in 2007, eliminated 7.9 million jobs in the United States, according to CNNMoney Online. This affected people of all ages and races nationwide, but it especially...

Mentoring program provides resources for new students

February 21, 2013

Victoria Teresko Having someone show all the resources available to students is often the key to success at The University of Akron, and the peer mentoring program is a vital part of implementing this...

Students make instructor’s wedding dreams come true

February 14, 2013

Heather Beyer [email protected] UA theatre instructor Aubrey Caldwell Davis wanted to ring in the New Year with a special celebration: her wedding. “I always hated New Year’s Eve...

UA students bombarded by weight loss ads

January 29, 2013

Kara Hemphill Unfortunately, January is a time when you can’t turn on a television without seeing a commercial for some ridiculous diet food. It goes without saying that the new year is one of the most...

MLK Jr. Activity Fair provides learning opportunities for students of all ages

January 24, 2013

Marcus Nicholson Monday marked the 27th observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and The University of Akron celebrated with an activities fair and concert in his honor. “We want a campus commitment...

Students use winter break to help others

January 24, 2013

Written by: Katelyn Freil While many students were using their Christmas break to catch up on sleep, a group of university students traveled to Oakridge, Tenn., to help people in need. The UA chapter...

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