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ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

By Hamzah Syed, [email protected] November 16, 2016

  On Nov.15, spoken word artist “Odd?Rod” performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union Starbucks 7:17 p.m. show. Odd?Rod, whose real name is Roderick Borisade, is a well-known...

Faculty respond with survey

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2016

Yesterday afternoon UA’s faculty union released the results of a survey regarding the Board of Trustees’ recent decision to make Matthew Wilson permanent president and Rex Ramsier permanent provost...

Dinner with the president

By Kristinia Aiad-Toss, News Editor October 5, 2016

Students who share stories of their experience at The University of Akron with interim President Matthew Wilson will have a chance to attend a dinner at his house in November. Wilson is asking students...

Exercise your English

By Kate Tasseff, [email protected] October 5, 2016

Are you an international student looking to meet new friends, play games, and have fun while practicing your English at the same time? The Office of International Programs presents the perfect opportunity...

Sports Recap (10-3-16)

October 3, 2016

Women’s Soccer- The University of Akron women’s soccer team was able to tie the Toledo Rockets on Friday, 1-1, but then dropped a match to Bowling Green on Sunday, 2-1. The Zips fell to 3-7-2...

Zips beat Kent State to claim the Wagon Wheel

By Joshua Glaze, [email protected] October 3, 2016

The University of Akron football team overcame the Kent State Golden Flashes in a thrilling win in the Wagon Wheel Challenge on Saturday by a score of 31-27. Despite going 3-12 on third-down, being...

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor October 3, 2016

With the fall recruitment coming to an end for Greek life chapters, the newest sorority on campus, Delta Zeta, is only beginning the search for potential members. Founded in 1902, the sorority’s...

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

By Preston Davis, [email protected] October 3, 2016

A few graduating seniors of The University of Akron’s College of Engineering donated their time to assist with the restoration, preservation, and display of historical aircraft at the MAPS Air Museum,...

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

By Preston Davis, [email protected] October 3, 2016

Over one hundred people attended the debut of the “Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space” exhibition at the Akron Museum of Art on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The exhibit features works...

The Voice contestant comes to the Union

‘The Voice’ contestant comes to the Union

By Hamzah Syed, [email protected] October 3, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 28, former “The Voice” contestant Kristen Merlin performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). Merlin...

Zips draw with VCU after scoreless match

By Jackson Cline, [email protected] September 28, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (5-3-1) finished Tuesday night’s match with its first tie of the season. A 90-minute game and two 10-minute overtimes could not generate a goal for either...

Sports Preview (8-28-16)

By Jake Allen, [email protected] September 28, 2016

Women’s Soccer The University of Akron women’s soccer team hosts the Toledo Rockets on Friday night at 7 p.m. as it looks to get back on track. The Zips come into the game with a 3-6-1 record,...

Zips football kicks off conference play at Kent State

By Jake Allen, [email protected] September 28, 2016

The University of Akron football team will travel to play its biggest rival, the Kent State Golden Flashes, in the Wagon Wheel Challenge on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Zips enter with a 2-2 record, and...

Players of the Week

By Jake Allen, [email protected] September 28, 2016

Karli Knezevich Women’s Tennis Knezevich (Austin, Texas) was perfect over the weekend in the Akron Shootout, winning all three doubles matches and all three singles matches she played. Along with...

Zips football falls short against Appalachian State

By Jacob Allen, [email protected] September 26, 2016

The University of Akron football team couldn’t quite complete a comeback — it lost on Saturday to the Appalachian State Mountaineers 45-38 at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field in Akron. With the...

Sports Recap

By Jacob Allen, [email protected] September 26, 2016

Women’s Soccer   The University of Akron women’s soccer team failed to score in its first two Mid-American Conference games over the weekend, tying Miami (OH) on Friday 0-0 and losing to...

Love and Learn Doll Project

By Michelle Kreidler, [email protected] September 21, 2016

This past Saturday, Sept. 17, a special social welfare session was held at the Firestone Park Baptist Church to support the “Love and Learn Doll Project,” which is a program in Akron Public Schools’...

UofA celebrates Diversity

By Kelcie Erbse, [email protected] September 21, 2016

Students all over campus came together yesterday for Diversity Fest at the Student Union Piano Lounge to learn about student organization on campus that promote diversity. This event allows each club to...

“Handshake” Your Way Into A Career

By Julian Curet, [email protected] September 21, 2016

Handshake, a job posting board in its third year at universities around the country, has replaced UA’s Career Link/College Central Network — which had over 5,800 participating employers. The new job...

Sports Recap

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor September 19, 2016

Women’s soccer falls to Duquesne The University of Akron women’s soccer team fell to the Duquesne Dukes on Friday, 2-0. The loss drops the Zips to 3-5 on the season while Duquesne improves to 3-2-2. Malea...

Zips roll over Marshall

By Joshua Glaze, Writer September 19, 2016

The University of Akron football team dominated the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday afternoon, 65-38, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. It was the first time the Zips have scored...

Men’s soccer defeats SMU for coach Embick’s 100th win

By Jackson Cline, Writer September 19, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team got its first road win of the season when it went to Oklahoma to battle Tulsa this past Friday and won 2-1. The victory also marks the 100th career win for...

Brian Sloan photographed BMX athlete Timmy Theus, pictured above, in Chicago after being selected as one of the 16 photographers in the Red Bull Illume competition.

UA takes on Chicago’s Red Bull Illume

By Lanecia Jones, Writer September 12, 2016

Red Bull, partnering with major companies such as Sony, sponsored Red Bull Illume, a photography contest that is geared toward adventure and action. Its goal is to bring the public and sports world together...

ZPN hosts late night bingo

ZPN hosts late night bingo

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor September 12, 2016

The Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted a “Survival Bingo Night,” which featured prizes to help students survive college like a television and caffeinated beverages. Last Friday, attendees gathered...

Zips football opens up season with win over Virginia Military Institute

By Joshua Glaze, [email protected] September 7, 2016

The University of Akron Zips’ football team outscored Virginia Military Institute 47-24 in the season opener Saturday evening at Infocision Stadium. The Zips seemed to pick up where they left off last...

Men’s soccer fights through early season struggles

By Jackson Cline, [email protected] September 7, 2016

With the 2016-2017 school year finally underway, there is a sense of excitement here at The University of Akron. One of the main contributors to that excitement is the men’s soccer team, which is looking...

Shooter Sharp and the Shootouts perform during the Touchdown Music Festival

Touchdown Music Fest

By Preston Davis, Writer September 7, 2016

The Touchdown Music Fest kicked off its first year at the Lee R. Jackson track and field complex Saturday afternoon to a crowd of over five hundred students, alumni, and community members. The planned-to-be-annual...

UA President Scott Scarborough speaks to the Faculty Senate on Thursday, Feb. 4, shortly before it voted 50-2 for a resolution of no confidence in him.

Scarborough resigns

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor May 31, 2016

University of Akron President Scott Scarborough has resigned, the UA Board of Trustees announced Tuesday morning. The Board and Scarborough reached an agreement during an emergency meeting on May 31....

Ready, set, mark your calendars

Ready, set, mark your calendars

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor April 27, 2016

Get ready to deck out in glow sticks and black light material for The University of Akron’s third annual 5k Glow Run on Friday, April 29 at the Lee R. Jackson Track & Field Complex. The run begins...

Major change

Major change

By Celeste Houmard, Writer April 20, 2016

Many college students have wondered whether or not they chose the right major or minor. Students have to decide their major as teenagers, and sometimes it is hard to be sure that major was the right fit...

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...

Brian ODonnell answers questions from the crowd after the viewing

International Film Festival showcases ‘Akron’

By Preston Davis, Writer April 11, 2016

Last Friday, directors Brian O’Donnell and Sasha King’s film “Akron” attracted a record 360 viewers to the Akron-Summit County Public Library as part of the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival. While...

Antino Jackson drives for two of his 14 points in the MAC Championship game

Buffalo top Zips in championship game

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] March 13, 2016

Buffalo’s Blake Hamilton shot a dagger through the University of Akron men’s basketball team and all its fans as he buried a three point shot with just 2 ticks left on the clock to give his team a...

Anita Brown drives around a Greta Burry pick during the MAC Tournament game against Buffalo.

Buffalo upsets Akron women in MAC tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] March 11, 2016

The eighth-seeded Buffalo Bulls continue to play basketball at the right time of the year as they upset the fifth-seeded University of Akron women’s baskeball team, 88-87, in semi-final action of the...

Noah Robotham, shown here against Eastern Michigan, chipped in 14 points to help the Zips defeat Ohio 80-68

Bench Leads Zips to Win over Bobcats

By Jake Allen, [email protected] February 3, 2016

Freshman guard Josh WIlliams scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Zips to a 80-68 victory over the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday night in Athens. The win improves the Zips to 18-4 on the season and...

(Left to right) Robby Dambrot, Richie Laryea, Brad Ruhaak, and Bryce Cregan at the 2016 MLS Super Draft.

Orlando City selects UA Midfielder Richie Laryea with No. 7 pick in MLS SuperDraft

By Katie King, [email protected] January 26, 2016

At the age of six, Richie Laryea knew he had a love for soccer. Fifteen years later, he finds himself signing a professional contract with Generation Adidas while declaring for the 2016 Major League Soccer...

Richie Laryea (6) works the ball as Sean Sepe (3) looks on

KO’d in PK’s

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] December 12, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team saw it outstanding season end against the Stanford Cardinal Friday night. The Cardinal (17-2-3) defeated the Zips 8-7 in penalty kicks after the two teams battled...

Fans signing the banner for the soccer team as they head to Kansas City for the College Cup

College Cup preview

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] December 10, 2015

For the first time since they won the NCAA Soccer Championship in 2010, the University of Akron men’s soccer team will return to the College Cup this weekend at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The...

Adam Najem scores the winning goal in the second overtime on a free kick. The ball eludes  Creighton goalkeeper Connor Sparrow as Richie Laryea (6)  and Robbie Dambrot (22) look on.

FINAL FOUR

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] December 7, 2015

Adam Najem’s second-overtime golden goal on a free kick Saturday afternoon punched The University of Akron men’s soccer team’s ticket into the College Cup in Kansas City next weekend. After defeating...

Adam Najem (10) battles for the ball as Sean Sepe (3) looks on

No. 3 Akron cruises over Rutgers in NCAA Tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 23, 2015

The University of Akron soccer team began their march to another possible championship by thumping the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 6-1, in second-round action of the NCAA Tournament Sunday at FirstEnergy...

Donnell Alexander (8) had a career day against Buffalo

Zips football rolls over Buffalo, now bowl eligible

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 23, 2015

The University of Akron football team posted a 42-21 Saturday afternoon over the Buffalo Bulls at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field for their sixth victory of the year. The victory now makes Akron eligible...

Anita Brown (left) playing defense against Winthrop

Solid third period propels women’s hoops to win

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 20, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team used a huge third period to send them to a 76-59 victory over the Winthrop Eagles in the first game of the Akron Classic Friday morning at the James A....

The University of Akron Zips after winning the 2015 Mid-American Conference mens soccer championship Sunday.

Fourth seeded men’s soccer enters NCAA Tournament

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 16, 2015

The field and bracket for the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee. The University of Akron men’s soccer team found...

Victor Souto (9) looks to pass to Richie Laryea (6)

Men’s soccer hosts MAC Tournament

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 11, 2015

Top-seeded University of Akron men’s soccer opens defense of its 2014 Mid-American Conference Championship crown this Friday as the Zips host fourth-seeded West Virginia University in a 7 p.m. match...

The womens team celebrates the upset over Ball State

Women’s soccer makes history

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 2, 2015

The eighth-seeded University of Akron women’s soccer team bested No. 1 seed Ball State University in penalty kicks, 4-3, Sunday afternoon in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament...

Vote for Zippy in the Mascot Challenge

October 5, 2014

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

Dr. Ruebel Marion served as UAs president from 1996-1999.

14th UA president dies at 81

By William Singer, News Editor September 29, 2014

Dr. Marion A. Ruebel, The University of Akron’s 14th president, died Sunday, Sept. 28 at the age of 81. Ruebel served as UA’s President from 1996 to 1999. Dr. Ruebel is a native of Manson, Iowa....

Bierce participates in banned books week

Bierce participates in banned books week

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer September 23, 2014

This week, Bierce Library is participating in the nationwide event known as “Banned Books Week,” celebrating the novels that many schools and libraries ban from being on the shelves on any normal day. The...

President Scott Scarborough

Scarborough appoints new positions

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor August 5, 2014

President Scarborough has taken no time in making changes around campus in his first couple months of taking office. He has taken the liberty of rearranging the people who answer directly to him, reducing...

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...

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

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

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

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

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

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...

Former Ohio State University coach named Vice President for Strategic Engagement at UA

February 2, 2012
Former Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel has been named Vice President for Strategic Engagement at The University of Akron.

The commuter's college experience

September 6, 2011

By: Lindsay Mulhollen A commuter’s college experience is much different from the college experience most people expect; there are no instant friends, commuters won’t be eating the quintessentially...

Cracking the hash

September 1, 2011

By: Russ Friend The monitors glowed softly in the darkened room while the rat-a-tat rapping of keyboards provided an unsteady rhythm, the white noise reflections of riders hanging ten on dc wires. The...

The Roo Express: rolling out a new weekend route

September 1, 2011

By: Molly Gase The Roo Express Shuttle bus has been a staple throughout campus, shepherding students from one end of campus to the other in an expedited way.  These buses are seen on a normal basis at...

Wheeling into workouts: Rec Center improving services for the disabled

September 1, 2011

By: Alison Stewart The Student Recreation and Wellness Center has taken steps to improve its services for the fall semester.  The Office of Accessibility and the SRWS worked together to make the recreation...

Fall is just around the corner: What to wear this season

September 1, 2011

By: Channing Murrock Grab your scarfs, cardigans and zippered hoodies, because fall is quickly approaching. If you are on a budget, many of this fall’s top trends reuse articles from past seasons....

Bierce Library: Learning Commons a new landscape on learning

August 10, 2011
This fall, Bierce Library presents the Learning Commons, a tech-based learning center intended for University students.
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