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MythBusters delight, teach audience at EJ Thomas Hall

Katelyn Freil Buchtelite News Editor Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of Discovery Channel’s long-running series “MythBusters” intrigued the audience of EJ Thomas Hall Thursday evening when they brought their “Behind the Myths” tour to Akron. The tour is a live stage show where the hosts perform on-stage experiments, share behind-the-scenes stories from their TV show, […]

Pay It Forward Program provides students with opportunity to give back

Katelyn Freil Buchtelite News Editor Three graduate students in the School of Communication won $2000 for their non-profit after presenting their project to a panel of judges on Tuesday. Students Scott Wachtel, Nathan Mellor, and Joanna Hunkins won the money for Stewarts Caring Place, provides support services, free-of-charge, to individuals and families in Summit, Medina, […]

Tressel named Executive Vice President

At board meeting held Wednesday morning, the Board of Trustees approved a change in title for Vice President Jim Tressel to Executive Vice President. In his new role, he will assist the university with its campus wide campaign for student success. Additional actions made by the board include: -A change in title for Candace Campbell […]

“MythBusters” comes to EJ Thomas Hall

“MythBusters” comes to EJ Thomas Hall

Zaina Salem Buchtelite News Editor EJ Thomas Hall is proud to present a show that is sure to knock your socks off —or bust the myth of it anyway. The hosts of “MythBusters,” Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, will be performing a live show on Thursday, Dec. 5. “Mythbusters: Behind the Myths” brings you into the world of […]

Play continues despite recent drama

Play continues despite recent drama

Alicia Seitz Buchtelite News Writer Despite the recent drama in the UA Theatre Program, an entirely student-run program will be taking the stage for one last production of the semester on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. at Sandefur Theatre in Guzzetta Hall. The production “PlayTime” was produced by the university’s Theatre Guild organization which includes theater majors […]

Annual Holiday Tree Festival lights up city

Annual Holiday Tree Festival lights up city

Alicia Seitz Buchtelite News Editor The halls were decked and the trees were shining bright in Akron at the John S. Knight Center, where people of all ages embraced the holiday spirit by joining in the 32nd annual Holiday Tree Festival. The uniquely decorated tree donated by The University of Akron’s Society of Women Engineers caught the attention […]

Final curtain for the theatre program?

Final curtain for the theatre program?

Heather Beyer Buchtelite Editor-in-Chief An outside review of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences recommends shutting down the theater program by 2016 and reassigning tenured theater faculty to positions not associated with the performing arts. The review was conducted this fall by an administrator at Ohio State University at the request of Arts and […]

Holiday memories abound in students

Alizabeth Christian Buchtelite News Writer The holidays are right around the corner and alongside the festivities are the memorable moments shared by friends and family. UA students, enthusiastic for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, decided to share some personal experiences with the previous holidays. UA sophomore Raphella Howell shares Thanksgiving with her extended family at her aunt’s […]

Black Friday stories

Black Friday stories

Alizabeth Christian Buchtelite News Writer To many, Black Friday is more than just a consumer trap to rope hungry shoppers into above average deals. To many, Black Friday is a holiday in itself. “I go Black Friday shopping every year with my family,” said UA freshman Alex Norris. “It is treated like a tradition, just like Thanksgiving or […]

Pioneer ghost hunter visits Student Union

Pioneer ghost hunter visits Student Union

Katelyn Freil Buchtelite News Editor Students packed the Student Union Theater Tuesday night for the chance to hear a pioneer in paranormal investigation give a glimpse into her past experiences. Psychic Lorraine Warren spoke along with her son-in-law Tony Spera about various past paranormal cases she has experienced with her late husband and demonologist, Ed. They have been […]

Survival tips for finals week

Zaina Salem Buchtleite News Writer Get in the mood Having the right mindset during finals is key. Focus on your goal and don’t give in to any distractions. Find an effective study area that’s quiet and open. Turn phones on silent and no matter how hard it is, do not go on any social networks while you are […]

Flu season sneaking up on students

Heather Beyer Buchtelite Editor-in-Chief Every year the university gets a visit from an unwelcome guest: the seasonal flu. Students find themselves as susceptible victims as they live and study in close quarters with their peers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu virus can spread by droplets made when people with the flu […]

Board of Trustees select presidential search firm

Board of Trustees select presidential search firm

Heather Beyer Buchtelite Editor-in-Chief The Board of Trustees named the higher education consulting firm R. William Funk & Associates to assist in the search of the university’s 16th president. On Monday, the Board of Trustees reviewed presentations from three search firms: Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., Witt/Kieffer and R. William Funk & Associates. “It was a […]

Students shave heads after raising money for charity

Students shave heads after raising money for charity

Katelyn Freil Buchtelite News Editor Sigma Nu and Tau Kappa Epsilon raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. And then the men from Sigma Nu had their heads shaved. The funds were raised for  the “Bald is Beautiful” event last Tuesday night at Up ‘til Dawn’s FUNdathon. Alison Doehring, the coordinator of civic engagement, said the fraternities […]

Navy vet says time heals some wounds

Navy vet says time heals some wounds

Katelyn Freil Buchtelite News Editor Terry Gould, a Navy veteran and University of Akron alumnus, came to EJ Thomas Hall’s Stage Door Monday night in honor of Veteran’s Day and to speak about his book, “How Can You Mend This Purple Heart?” Gould served in the Navy from 1968 to 1971, according to uakron.edu. He went on to […]

Bliss Institute hosts political conference

Bliss Institute hosts political conference

Alizabeth Christian Buchtelite News Writer Looking back at the 2012 presidential election, the State of the Parties conference presented its attendees with answers to questions such as, “What was the role of political parties during the elections?” and “What are possible outcomes for the political parties involved with the 2012 elections?” The State of the Parties conference was […]

Proenza gives final address

Proenza gives final address

Katelyn Freil Buchtelite News Editor UA President Luis Proenza gave his annual State of the University Address on Wednesday in the Student Union Ballroom. This address was his 15th and final one before retiring as the president of UA. “From the first day that he arrived here on campus,” Trustees Chairman Richard W. Pogue said, “Luis has presented […]

Veterans celebrated on campus

Veterans celebrated on campus

Forrest Dukes Buchtelite News Writer As the leaves fall and the weather gets colder with each morning, November brings something special to this nation of ours. For UA, November is another chance for the community to stop, think and celebrate the men and women in the armed forces and all they have done protecting this country through The […]

Prospective students gather for Fall Visit Day

Sarah Pompeii Buchtelite News Writer It is that time of year again when seniors all over are figuring out where they want to attend college. Many UA students, at some point, have taken this journey themselves: going on college visits, listening to different presentations and trying to decide which place is the best fit. On the morning of […]

40 fabulous years at EJ Thomas Hall

40 fabulous years at EJ Thomas Hall

Heather Beyer Buchtelite Editor-in-Chief EJ Thomas Hall was the place to be Friday evening when more than 1,400 members of the university and community gathered together to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The grand event billed as “40 and Fabulous!” featured a concert starring Northeast Ohio native Michael Cavanaugh, who starred on Broadway as the pianist and vocalist […]