Back of Postcard: Mrs Ruth Clinefelter and Guest, The University of Akron, Bierce Library, Akron, OH 44325-1707. Investiture Committee, The University of Akron, 302 Buchtel Hall, Akron, OH 44325-4714. The University of Akron's Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the investiture of Dr. Luis M. Proenza as the 15th president. Please plan to join us for the Investiture Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, October 13, 1999, at 3 p.m. in E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. A formal invitation will follow.
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Buchtel Hall at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. The institution now known as The University of Akron was founded as Buchtel College in 1870 by the Ohio Universalist Convention, and industrialist John R. Buchtel, who donated thirty-one thousand dollars to its construction. In 1913, due to financial problems, ownership of the college was transferred to the City of Akron and its name was changed to the University of Akron. Today the University of Akron has grown to 80 buildings, and enrollment is over 25,000 students.
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