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TODAY'S NEWS

Harvey Sterns elected to new leadership role

Harvey L. Sterns, Ph.D. has been elected as president-elect of Division 20, Adult Development and Aging of the American Psychological Association. He will assume the presidency in 2015.

Sterns is a professor of psychology and director and senior fellow of UA's Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology, which he founded. He also is Research Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University.


New clicker technology training available

An ad hoc committee of the Faculty Senate chose Turning Technologies as the new Student Response System (previously known as Clickers). We are excited to share many great features of this new system, including an integration with Springboard and the option to use a virtual clicker (ResponseWare app), a physical clicker, or even a mixed-mode environment.  

To ensure a smooth transition for faculty, Turning Technologies will be on campus to offer training on these dates: 

  • Monday, Aug. 18, at Wayne College at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 21, in Leigh Hall 414 at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 22, in Leigh Hall 414 at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Each session will last approximately 90 minutes.

Please register for a session at ITL Online Registration. Additional information can be found on the Design and Development website. 


Software deployment set for Monday

On Monday, July 28, Information Technology Services will deploy Oracle Java 7 Update 65. This update will become mandatory on Friday, Aug. 1, at 3:30 p.m. and will be automatically "pushed-out" to all University-owned computers at that time. 

Java enables you to launch and manage applications on the Web. Depending upon which updates are needed by your computer, you may be required to restart yours after the update is installed.  

To install the update, click on the System Tray icon in the lower right corner of your computer when it appears to begin the installation. 

If you have questions or issues, please call the Support Center at ext. 6888.


Game Change Educational Conference
is here on Aug. 13

The Game Change Educational Conference is scheduled at the Student Union on Wednesday Aug. 13. The conference is designed to provide professional development opportunities through the exploration of LGBTQ issues in sports and culture in the 21st century, with an emphasis on LGBTQ elder, youth and transgender issues.

The conference will be held during the 2014 Gay Games taking place in Akron and Cleveland. Attendees will experience an exciting mix of learning, policy development and face-to-face networking. The registration fee includes access to all conferences sessions and materials, lunch and a post-conference reception.

The Game Change conference is sponsored by the Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI), Jewish Family Services, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network of Northeast Ohio, The University of Akron and the Federation of Gay Games.

Registration is $20 through July 31, and $25 after that date. To register and learn more about the conference, visit the CANAPI website.


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Guidelines for posting student jobs

If you are in need of a student assistant, please email your job posting form to Anna Bahvala at bahvala@uakron.edu. Your job will be posted on the Office of Student Employment website until filled. Posting jobs gives all students equal access to departmental positions and it is a regulation for hiring students.

Here are some important guidelines:

  • Eligible undergraduate student employees must be enrolled in at least 12 credits for fall. Graduate students need a minimum of 9 credits for fall. 

Students in their final semester of coursework (and will graduate in December 2014) may work with a reduced number of hours if they provide notes from their academic advisors confirming their graduation dates. Notes can be sent to the Office of Student Employment ( 6211) or emailed to Bahvala at bahvala@uakron.edu.

  • International students in their final semester must provide a Reduced Credit Load form signed by the Office of International Programs.
  • Federal Work-Study students must have a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester.
  • Paying into the State Employees Retirement System is not an alternative to enrollment in fall or spring courses.

Supervisors should inform students of this critical information. For questions, contact the Student Employment Office at ext. 7405.


Summer tutoring through
Office of Student Academic Success

This is just a reminder that Bierce Writing Commons and subject tutoring are available to UA students through Aug. 15, the end of Summer II.

Bierce Writing Commons is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Students can stop by or call ext. 6548 for an appointment during open hours. 

Tutoring is available for math and science classes. Tutors are available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Availability of tutors for specific courses varies. Interested students should stop by the general tutoring area on the ground floor of Bierce Library for information.

eTutoring will be available until Aug. 8.


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