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Please read GSG's VP, Alvaro Rodriguez announcement from Saturday, April 5, 2014 here

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UNIVERSITY COUNCIL - GSG REPRESENTATIVES

Applications are available to serve as a graduate student on The University of Akron Council and have the opportunity to sit and vote.

If you are interested in applying to be a graduate representative please fill out the following application (doc) and submit it by email to gsgvicepresident@uakron.edu by Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

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Dear Grad Students,

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 will be the last day to apply for funding using the Professional Enrichment Grant (PEG) for individuals or requesting money for graduate or blended student organizations using the OrgSync Budget Management System (BMS).

If you have any questions, please contact us by email to gsgtreasurer@uakron.edu

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LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM - SPRING 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at noon

John A. LaGuardia "Path to Success"

Vice President of Public Affairs and Development

Student Union - Room 316

Click here to RSVP

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

  • At noon - Student Union Rm. 335
  • At 6:00 p.m. - Polsky Building Room 313


The Office of Graduate Student Development presents another FREE 1-hour workshop for Students. Career and Job Placement 404 will provide vital tips in areas such as resume presentation, job searching, job applications, avoiding entry level positions, negotiating fair salaries and more! A broad range of information will be provided to help students identify and secure jobs that are fitting for persons with advanced degrees.

GSD Contact Information
Office: Polsky 451
Phone: 330 972 8678
Email: GradstudDev@uakron.edu

Click on the following link for workshop registration


INTERNATIONAL FLAG QUILT - UNVEILING
Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Department of Student Life and Graduate Student Government have undertaken a project to recognize our international student population in a visual way.  We have taken a suggestion from the students to have some visual representation in the Student Union of the countries represented by international students and have created a quilt of flags which was designed and sewn by an University of Akron student.

We are hosting an “unveiling” of the quilt on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union trapezoid lounge (across from Starbucks).  We would like to invite you to attend the reception celebrating the impact of our international students on The University of Akron.

Light refreshments will be served


UP‘TIL DAWN - SLIME EVENT - Jan 28, 2014

This is your opportunity to join in our fight against childhood cancer this year.

Every year, Up ‘til Dawn strives to get students involved in various events designed to raise support and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year, we are sponsoring our second annual Slime Event. Students and faculty/staff will be given the opportunity to make a donation to the jar(s) of the individual(s) they would like to see “slimed”. Yes, we said SLIME…a green, gooey, and cold product made from jello, cornstarch, and a variety of other common ingredients.

The Executive Board of Up ‘til Dawn will be tabling in the Student Union this Wednesday (Jan 22) and Thursday (Jan 23) as well as the day of the event – which is Tuesday January 28. Each day the group will table from 11am-1pm and donations can also be dropped off to the jars in the Center for Service and Leadership at any time. After our final day of tabling (January 28), we will then count up the totals of all of the jars to see who is in the lead. At the event – January 28 at 5:30pm in the Starbucks area – attendees will have one last opportunity to donate to the cause. Once all of the funds are totaled, the top three Slime Contestants will be called to the stage….one-by-one they will be slimed with a bucket of green goo in front of the audience. Sounds like fun, right?

Last year’s event was a huge success and we are hoping to match our fundraising efforts from 2013 – but we need some support! Please bring your loose change, checkbooks, or dollar bills to donate…

A special thank you goes to the following individuals who have volunteered to be slimed on January 28 – please consider donating to the colleague/student you’d LOVE to see in the slime seat!

  • Stephanie Zende- Graduate Assistant, Civic Engagement
  • Thad Doyle- Senior Associate Director, Student Life
  • Katelin Getz- Assistant Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Dr. John Messina- Associate Vice President, Student Affairs & Chief Housing Officer
  • John MacDonald- Interim Director, Student Rec. and Wellness Services
  • Chelsea Phipps- Manager, Intramurals
  • Alison Doehring- Assistant Director, Student Life
  • Turner Anderson- President, Undergraduate Student Government
  • Dr. Ann Usher- Director, School of Music
  • Brandon Mikulski- Assistant Director, Living Learning Community Program
  • Tiffany Montgomery- Coordinator, Residence Life
  • Anne Bruno- Executive Director, Student Union


Please help us spread the word about our event and this GREAT opportunity to see three of these colleagues/students slimed.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Vermillion - mmv10@zips.uakron.edu


GSG PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE - January 17, 2014

Read the message here


RESEARCH SKILLS FOR GRADUATE SUCCESS - Feb 6, 2014

A Graduate Student Development (GSD) & Graduate Student Government (GSG) 1-hr Workshop

Thursday, February 6, 2014

This workshop will introduce you to the ways in which your advanced research needs can be supported by University Libraries. We will introduce strategies for building your literature library toward a successful thesis or dissertation throughout your graduate career at UA. The workshop will also provide an overview of the resources and services available to support your ongoing research needs.

Time(s): 12:00 noon OR 6:00 p.m. Location: Student Union Rm. #308

GSD Contact Information

Office: Polsky 451
Phone: 330 972 8678
Email: GradstudDev@uakron.edu


SOCIAL NETWORKING SURVEY

Ipek Ozer (Doctoral Candidate, Foundations, Leadership, and Administration) is conducting a study investigating Social Networking Site (SNS) use among college students (i.e., undergraduate and graduate). Through this web-based survey, we hope to learn more about college student SNS and Smartphone use, multitasking, and academic achievement.

This study has been approved by the Kent State University IRB. If you decide to participate or not, there will be no impact on your grades/class standing/relationship to the institution.
KSU IRB PROTOCOL # 13-168
Date of KSU IRB APPROVAL: 04/04/2013
The survey should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
You are eligible to participate in the study if you are currently enrolled in coursework as an undergraduate or graduate student and are 18 years of age and older.
Please click on the link below if you are able to help us out:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SocialNetworking_13
Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated. Please contact me at iozer@kent.edu if you have any questions about this study.


GIVING TREE SPONSORED BY SEAC

UA Staff Employee Advisory Committee (SEAC) is sponsoring a Giving Tree to collect items for Summit County Children Services Holiday Toy Room. The tree will be set up in front of DocuZip (during their hours of operation) in the Student Union from Wednesday 12/4/13 to Wednesday 12/11/13.

The Holiday Toy Room is a place where foster parents, caregivers, and client families ‘shop’ for toys and gifts to give to their children. No money is exchanged – everything is available at no cost to eligible agency client families. Donations of toys and gifts for all ages of children (especially infants and teens) are needed. Please feel free to hang hats, gloves, scarves, and small gifts right on the tree.

Click here for a 2013 Holiday Toy Room Donation Flyer

All collected items will be delivered to Summit County Children Services by Friday, 12/15/13. If you have questions, please contact Jeanne Semilia at x7087.


Attention all College of Education Graduate Students!


Have a concern or an issue? Need some questions answered? Have an idea for Graduate Student Government? Or do you just want to chat?
Come to Senator Hours with GSG College of Education Senator, Nino Colla. GSG is the representative for all graduate students and we want to hear from you. Nino will be out at Zook Hall the first Tuesday and Wednesday of December to meet with and listen to you!

Currently scheduled hours include:

  • Tuesday December 3rd: 11 AM to 12 PM
  • Tuesday December 3rd: 1 PM to 2 PM
  • Wednesday December 4th: 12 PM to 1 PM


Nino will be out in the Main Attrium of Zook Hall (facing the Student Union).
All topics, questions, concerns, and ideas are welcome. Now is your chance to get your voice heard. We are also conducting a survey of all Graduate Students and would love for you to participate at that time.


FUTURE FACULTY WORKSHOP
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 

The Office of Graduate Student Development (OGSD)
The Graduate Student Government (GSG) and
The Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL)

Present

“FUTURE FACULTY WORKSHOP"

Part of Supporting Student Success Series

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
1:10 pm to 2:00 pm
Leigh Hall, Room 414

In the Classroom:
Hands-on Learning in Science

Theresa S. Beyerle
Associate Director, ITL

and

Amy DeChambeau
University Libraries
Head of Electronic Services



PRE-FINALS WEEK
Monday - Thursday (Dec 2-5, 2013)

Find the perfect study fuel at the University Libraries during pre-finals week. Click on the link above for more information and visit The University of Akron libraries website 


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
November 18-22, 2013


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week brings greater attention to the difficulties that the homeless and hungry face on a daily basis. This week of programs helps to also promote national and international endeavors to end hunger and homelessness.

All activities are interactive and programs support a variety of local and international non-profit organizations.

Highlighted events include:

  • Oxfam Hunger Banquet (Nov. 19)
  • Canned-food drive (weeklong)
  • Meal packaging event benefitting Stop Hunger Now! (Nov. 20), and
  • Various volunteer opportunities.


Students interested in attending programs can learn more at www.uakron.edu/hunger - RSVP is encouraged, although not required.

For more information about this week of awareness programs, please contact serve@uakron.edu or 330.972.3923


SUMMIT ON RETENTION - Nov 13 and 14


The steering committee of the University Council will co-sponsor, with Faculty Senate, Diversity Council and other campus groups, a Summit on Retention – a two-day collaborative event dedicated to developing a campus-wide action plan to improve retention and completion. This event will feature national expert Vincent Tinto, a renowned theorist and researcher in higher education and sought-after consultant on student retention, completion and high impact practices that affect the two.

More details coming soon...


TECHNICAL WRITING FOR RESEARCH



The Office of Graduate Student Research provides 60 minute workshops for students who may desire a more in-depth explanation or exploration of specific areas, for the enhancement of professional, academic and personal development.

The Technical Writing for Research will help students prepare for writing clear and concise research reports of publishable quality.

Choose from Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, or
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Please register online to get more details by clicking in the following link


OPERATION EVERGREEN

All graduate students are invited to help with the preparation of ornaments that will be sent out to those serving in the Military stationed in Kuwait. The last opportunity to make ornaments is this Wednesday, October 23rd in the Honors Complex Common Room. You can come any time between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. If you have already made ornaments, you are welcome to bring them to this location on that date—all will be delivered to Galehouse Tree Farm, where they will be packaged and shipped. We would like to set out all the ornaments out and take a picture before delivering them. If you want to find out more, please click on this link

Please contact Jeanne Semilia at semilia@uakron.edu or x7087 if you have questions.


UA on DISPLAY

UA on Display is an on campus event for current and prospective students interested in learning about programs in different colleges, meet and network with University of Akron alumni, tour the campus and, of course, eat some free food. Feel free to come and go as you would like throughout the day!

Who: Current and prospective students, and UA alumni
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, from 1:45 to 6 p.m.
Where: Stile Athletics Field House
Cost: Free!

Visit UA on Display website for more information


PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT GRANT (PEG) - WORKSHOP

Join us on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 in the Bierce Library for the Professional Enrichment Grant (PEG) workshop. Come and learn about all the opportunities the Graduate Student Government offers throughout the year. Send us an email if you intend to participate to joanne7@uakron.edu.


THIRD ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT SOCIAL

Friday, September 6, 2013
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Student Union - Ballroom A

Come mingle with graduate students from across campus, University Deans and Administrators, and the Graduate Student Government. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there. Please RSVP here

GSG Social Program


GA OPEN POSITION - INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP ADVANCEMENT

The Graduate Assistant for the Institute for Leadership Advancement reports to the Director of the Institute for Leadership Advancement and serves in a critical role to the success of mission and vision of the Institute.
For 20 hours per week, the Graduate Assistant will assist the Director in recruiting,development of leadership programs, promotion of the institute, development and delivery of assessment/evaluation tools, among others.
Please find more information in the file below.

Graduate Assistant Position Description


NEW ROO WEEKEND - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Graduate Students,

Come join the fun during New Roo Weekend!

We want you to help welcome, engage and connect our new students to The University of Akron.

Please sign up HERE

Thank you and GO ZIPS!


THE STUDENT VENTURE FUND - SEEKING APPLICANTS

The Student Venture Fund at The University of Akron is seeking applicants for 2013-2014 academic year.

The NEO Student Venture Fund at The University of Akron is seeking a variety of qualified, enthusiastic graduate students who are interested in entrepreneurship, venture capital, technology, due diligence, intellectual property, or investing for the upcoming school year.

If you have interest or experience in starting a business or community project, working for a nonprofit organization, or learning the process of evaluating and investing in young companies, we’d love to talk to you. We encourage students from all disciplines to apply. The fund requires minimal time for the maximum payout of real-life, experiential learning.

We are a student-run, nonprofit, evergreen fund providing pre-seed validation to high potential start-ups in NE Ohio. We support interaction between the university, local business communities, and entrepreneurs for the purpose of education and economic development in the region.

To Apply: Submit your resume to uasvfund@gmail.com


UNIVERSITY HEARING BOARD - Looking for Student members

The Department of Student Judicial Affairs (SJA) is in the process of recruiting Student Hearing Board members. The University Hearing Board (UHB) is composed of three faculty members, or contract professionals, and two students. The Hearing Board will determine if a student is responsible for violating the Code of Student Conduct.

To learn more, please visit the following links:


Applications are due on Monday, July 15th 2013 and they can be delivered to SJA – Student Union Rm. 216, Attn: Rachael Goebel or E-mailed to Rachael Goebel at sjaga2@uakron.edu

Download the application below:
2013 Student Application (word)
2013 Student Application (PDF)


DIRECTORS OF OUTREACH

The Graduate Student Government introduced four new leadership positions:

  • Alumni
  • Akron Community
  • Student Organization
  • Undergraduate

The directors of outreach positions will act as the liaison between the graduate students and their constituency, providing timely updates on issues as well as opportunities during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Please find the application and expectations below:

Applications are accepted from:
Friday, May 17th - Friday, May 31st at 5:00 pm.

Please contact GSG President Marissa Blewitt with any questions (gsgpresident@uakron.edu)


2012-2013 REPORT

The 2012/2013 GSG executive board expresses its gratitude to all attendees of the handing over ceremony held on May 1st, 2013. We believe that you will continue to support the success and progress of GSG by helping the new administration complete their job of advocacy and engagement on students' behalf.  Please click on the link to find the final report for the 2012-2013 administration.


INAUGURAL HANDING OVER CEREMONY

Description: GSG Executive Board and Senators Transition
Location: Martin University Center - 105 Fir Hill Street, Akron, OH 44325
Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Special guest speakers for the event include:

Dr. George R. Newkome (VP for Research & Dean of the Graduate School),
Mrs. Candace Campbell Jackson (Vice President and Chief of Staff),
Denine M. Rocco (Associate Vice President and Dean of Students), and
Dr. Mark B. Tausig (Professor & Associate Dean of the Graduate School)

The Handing Over Ceremony and Social is a major activity to celebrate the achievements of the current GSG administration, induct new executives to office, unite all graduate students in the University community, and provide opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Click on the link to RSVP

The Graduate Student Government is enthused about your participation.

Find the program HERE


STUDENT TRUSTEE POSITION

Applications are being accepted from current university of Akron Students interested in serving as a student member of the University of Akron Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees objective is to allow more student input on the governing bodies of the University.

Student trustees will be expected to attend Board of Trustee meetings and actively participate in Board matters

PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT BY CLICKING ON THE TITLE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RULES



WAYS TO BE INVOLVED - VOLUNTEER WITH US!
(Click below for more information) 


UA Student Innovation Symposium (UASIS)

UASIS is a forum for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research, and for community and industry leaders to hear and discuss creative and scholarly work with faculty and administration. UASIS is a joint effort established by the Graduate School, the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs, the Office of Technology Transfer and the Office of the Vice president for Research.

CONTACT US --> gsgvicepresident@uakron.edu or uasis@uakron.edu


2013-2014 Graduate Student Government - General Elections


During the Spring 2013 Leadership Symposium with Jim Tressel, the aspirants for the 2013-2014 Graduate Student Government leadership positions were introduced and campaigning officially started. For more information about the candidates, please visit our elections tab.


The Spring 2013 Graduate Student Government Newsletter has been released.
You can pick up a copy by our office at the Student Union or by clicking on the link above. 


Graduate Student Government FLYER - Spring 2013


The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering has an open Post Doc and Ph. D. position.
Please click HERE for more information.


Spring 2013 Leadership Symposium


The University of Akron Vice President of Strategic Engagement, Mr. James P. (Jim) Tressel will address students in a discussion about leadership and development. This 2nd symposium is part of a series featuring University officials that are changing the way we approach our professional life.

Date: Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Time: 1:45pm -3:15pm
Venue: Polymer Science Auditorium

Sign up for the event in the link below and bring your friends.

RSVP here


The University of Akron Graduate Student Government (GSG) invites all graduate students to its exclusive "Fall 2012- Leadership Symposium" with "The University of Akron President -Dr. Luis M Proenza.

PROGRAM

Date: November, 30th 2012
Time: 1:45pm -3:15pm
Venue: Student Union Room 227 - Professor's Lounge

This novel leadership program is a first of its kind which is merely the beginning of our legacy of change in bridging the gap between academics and professional career for students at large. Your participation in this symposium will not only improve your lives as students on campus but help you generate the right ideas that connect to employers and potential partners.

Please RSVP here


National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

26th Annual National Conference
November 1-4, 2012
Duke University
Durham, NC.

Please find more info HERE


Fellow Graduate Students,


The Graduate Student Government (GSG) executive board is inviting all of you to take part in the first Campus-Wide Meeting of the semester. Every graduate student has the opportunity to suggest and contribute to the discussion on major policies impacting the graduate student body at The University of Akron.

Event: Campus Wide Meeting
Date: Friday, October 12, 2012
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Venue: Student Union - Room 310

The agenda for this event includes:

a. General Report of the Graduate Student Government
b. Budget Appropriations for the 2012/2013 Academic Year
c. Update on the GSG Travel Funding Support Policy
d. Updates on the Student Health Insurance Policy
e. Leadership summit with President Dr. Luis Proenza
f. National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) - National Annual Conference from November 1-4, 2012 at Duke University in Durham, NC.
g. Proposals to explore increase of stipends of graduate assistants as its been done for UA professors and administrators.


GSG Social to take place at InfoCision Stadium - 5th Floor

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Time: 1:30 - 4:00 pm

Food will be served

Program has been released!


The Graduate Student Government presents its strategic plan for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Strategic Plan


The 2011-2012 GSG administration released its budget.

Budget file #1

Budget file #2


Minutes for the most recent GSG meetings are found below

August 11, 2012 (link)


This registered student organization shall not discriminate on basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, marital status, and genetic information in the selection of its members or in its programs, unless federal or state laws allow for such exceptions. The views and opinions expressed in this page are solely those of the page author.  The contents of the page have not been reviewed or approved by The University of Akron.


Graduate Student Government 

Marissa Blewitt
President
Alvaro Rodriguez
Vice President

The University of Akron
Student Union - Room 307A
330-972-7002
Akron, OH 44325-4601


E-mail: gsgpresident@uakron.edu



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