The Buchtelite

Honoring Zak Husein by giving back

Honoring Zak Husein by giving back

By Zaina Salem, Editor in chief

April 20, 2016

“Do not forget your loved ones. Please remember…. tell everybody all the good things you feel about them. Get straight to the point, because sometimes you will not have a chance.” These words came from Ammar Husein, who spoke in front of about 450 people at a charity event held in honor of his...

Black Male Summit empowers young men

By Dylan Reynolds

April 11, 2016

Empowerment, enrichment, engagement, and encouragement. Those were four goals of the ninth annual Black Male Summit, which was held this past weekend at the John S. Knight Convention Center and the Student Union. Over the course of two days – Friday and Saturday – participants attended a series...

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

March 7, 2016

It is known that women are underrepresented in STEM fields, but an event held every year at The University of Akron is working to change that.   Last Saturday, UA held the 2016 Kid’s Career Day in the Student Union. This event, sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, was a half...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

By Zaina Salem, Grant Morgan, and Dylan Reynolds

March 2, 2016

“The notion that you have to pick between what you love and paying the bills is absurd,” said Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and founding director of The University of Akron’s new EXL Center. A series of events to launch the EXL Center — short for Experiential Learning Center for E...

EXL Launch Week

EXL Launch Week

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 29, 2016

The EXL Center, a new initiative at The University of Akron led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, will launch this week with a series of events from Wednesday through Friday. “We’ve been building to this for nine months,” said Ian Schwarber, EXL’s resource director, “and this is the only...

Faculty gather to reassure prospective students

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 (Akron-AAUP) handed out nearly 1,000 cards outside of the Student Union to those attending Senior Day o...

Chick-fil-A, Panda Express now serving

Chick-fil-A, Panda Express now serving

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

January 25, 2016

Last week on the first day of spring classes, Jan. 19, a few new and what are likely to be popular dining venues opened on campus. What was Ohio Burger in the Student Union is now a Chick-fil-A and a Panda Express, while in the Polsky Building, Summit Bistro and the Candy Bar are now a Chick-fil-A...

Burns, Williams featured in third Town Hall meeting

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 Burns and new Director of Athletics Lawrence Williams. “It makes it hard for [administrato...

Putting your best foot forward

Putting your best foot forward

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 and provided the chance to showcase themselves to potential employers. The Internship Fair ran ear...

‘Coeds Go Red Luncheon’ for heart health

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

April 27, 2015

A common misconception about heart problems is that they only affect the elderly or overweight. However, the “Coeds Go Red Luncheon” of last Friday, April 24,  gave information to faculty, staff, and students about protecting the heart at any age. Attendees also enjoyed a “heart healthy” lunch...

ZipCon

ZipCon

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2015

The Akron Anime Association hosted a one day anime convention from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Union. This is the second year the event has been held at UA and had around 1,000 students attend throughout the day, which is more than double the previous year.   Many attendees dressed up as character...

Renovations transform Student Union bookstore

Renovations transform Student Union bookstore

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

February 23, 2015

  As many students may have noticed, the Student Union (SU) Barnes & Noble is currently under construction. The store is being completely remodeled and rearranged. Improvements are expected to be completed by Saturday, Feb. 28. Patrick Duff, the SU general manager, revealed many details abo...

Ally to support LGBTQ community

By Ian Vanek, News Writer

February 18, 2015

A new school program is having a presentation on Feb. 26 about making connections and supporting the LGBTQ community at UA.   According to Michael Cadaret, doctoral psychology intern, everyone and anyone on campus is invited to attend, even if one is not a part of the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ is ...

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 if the hours of operation are flexible enough for students with busy schedules. The assessment hopes...

Couples have date night fun in union

February 14, 2013

Forrest Dukes This Saturday, under dim lights with “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” by Sir Elton John playing, couples gathered in the university’s game room for Couples Night Out. “The idea for this event was to have couples come and have fun, while also building memories with each other,...