Surveying and Mapping Program receives national award

Surveying and mapping award

Today, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying honored the excellence of UA’s Surveying and Mapping Program and presented a $10,000 award toward the program’s continued development.

On hand for the presentation were, from left, Farzan Ahmed and Dean Ringle of the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors; Gary Schuller, professor and director of UA’s program; Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, interim dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology; David Lautenschleger, assistant professor, surveying and mapping; and Larry Shubat, professor and program director of Geographic and Land Information Systems Program.

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RSVP by Oct. 24 for SAS workshops offered for faculty, staff and graduate students

Dr. Mario Garzia, executive director of the Center for Data Science and IT, is offering two SAS workshops this fall to faculty, staff and graduate students. SAS is a powerful analytics tool and the software is available for free to faculty and students.

The training will be done by SAS personnel and is free of charge. Laptops will be provided for use during the workshops but attendees can also download the software on their own laptops and bring them to the workshop. Each workshop is limited to 30 attendees and aims for a balance between faculty/staff and graduate students in attendance. Workshop admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so please register early.

  • On Thursday, Nov. 17, the Beginner SAS Studio Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Bierce Library 154. Attendees need to be familiar with Windows and software such as Microsoft Office or spreadsheet programs. No programming experience or SAS knowledge is required. Having completed an undergraduate course in statistics covering p-values, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and regression is helpful, but not required. More information about the Beginner SAS Studio Workshop is available online.
  • On Friday, Nov. 18, the Advanced SAS Enterprise Miner Workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Bierce Library 274. Attendees should be acquainted with Microsoft Windows and Windows software. In addition, you should have at least introductory-level familiarity with basic statistics and regression modeling. Previous SAS software experience is helpful but not required. Attendees that attend the beginner workshop will be well prepared. More information about the Advanced SAS Enterprise Miner Workshop is available online.

If you are interested in attending one or both of these workshops, please RSVP to Sue Sternad at no later than Monday, Oct. 24, with your name, department and the workshop(s) you plan to attend.

If you have graduate students you would like to recommend for the workshops, please send their names and email addresses to Sternad no later than Monday, Oct. 24, and they will be contacted directly.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Flu vaccine clinics continue into November

The Nursing Center for Community Health is continuing to offer low or no cost walk-in flu vaccine clinics at campus locations this fall.

Faculty, staff and their dependents that participate in the Summa Apex insurance program are able to receive their vaccine at no cost this year with a valid insurance card presented at the time of vaccine administration. Cost to all others requesting a flu vaccine is $25.

Here are the remaining dates for flu vaccine clinics:

Nursing Center for Community Health (Mary Gladwin Hall 116; closed for lunch from noon until 1 p.m.)​

  • Monday, Oct. 24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, 1 to 3 p.m.

Administration Services Building (Room 120)

  • Thursday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Polsky Building (third floor atrium area; closed for lunch from noon until 1 p.m.)

  • Thursday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   

Wayne College (Room F-103)

  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to noon

General Information and Requirements

  • We are only offering the vaccine through intramuscular administration (i.e. an injection).
  • The vaccine is the quadravalent formula, which is recommended by the local health district.
  • Participants must be 12 years of age and older.
  • There is no charge for staff, faculty and their dependents with Summa Apex insurance coverage.  Summa Apex insurance is the ONLY insurance coverage we are accepting. The Summa Apex insurance card must be presented at the time of vaccine administration.
  • Vaccine administration is available to those without Summa Apex insurance at a cost of $25. Please be advised that you must pay in cash and have correct change. For safety reasons, traveling clinics will not have the ability to have large sums of cash available.
  • Please wear clothing that easily provides access to your upper arm area.

For more information, contact Lisa Ritenour MSN, FNP-BC, CHC at or ext. 2139.

‘Inquire! Innovate! Invent!’ set for Nov. 12

Inquire! Innovate! Invent! participant

This is a reminder to all faculty and staff that this is the last week to sign up for Inquire! Innovate! Invent! — a program for girls in grades 6 through 12. It will be held in the Student Union Ballrooms on Saturday, Nov 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you have a girl in your life who would like to participate, please encourage her to attend this dynamic day just for girls who like to tinker, create and build. Girls will experience activities that will inspire them to create. They will be surrounded by engineering students and professionals who are innovators and inventors themselves.

Visit the Women in Engineering website and click on the K-12 programs link to learn more and to register.   

Special polymer lecture to feature professor from Thailand

Dr. Hathaikarn ManuspiyaThe Department of Polymer Engineering will host a special lecture with Dr. Hathaikarn Manuspiya on Friday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. in Goodyear Polymer Center 229. The title for her talk is “Biodegradable separator membrane in Li-ion battery device.”

Manuspiya is the associate dean of research affairs and an associate professor of polymer science at the Petroleum and Petrochemical College at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Due to her interests and commitment in polymer study, Hathaikarn began her research areas in material processing, polymer processing and material characterization. Currently she is the deputy director of the Center of Excellence in Petrochemical and Materials Technology (Petromat) Thailand.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Mark Soucek at  

Registration open for Women in Engineering Visit Day

Women in Engineering is hosting a Visit Day and the annual Donovan Breakfast for local professional engineers, female engineering students and high school girls interested in engineering. The free event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Student Union Ballrooms.

If you know a high school girl who might benefit from an engineering visit, please have her go to the Women in Engineering website and click on the K-12 programs link to learn more and to register for the day. Registration is open until Dec. 1. 

Fall Off-Campus Housing Fair is Nov. 2

Do you know a member of the UA community looking to rent an apartment or house? Do you want to learn more about community resources available to renters? ZipAssist is sponsoring its Fall Off-Campus Housing Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Union.

The housing fair is designed to offer information about housing options as well as resources for students that live off campus. Ten properties will be available for comparison in regard to price and amenities. There will also be a representative from the UA Legal Clinic to answer your tenant/landlord questions.

For more information about the housing fair, please contact the Zak Steiner at ext. 8305 or

South Campus Parking Deck’s Buckeye Street entrance to close Oct. 26–30

The Buckeye Street entrance of the South Campus Parking Deck - Lot 36, located across from PNC Bank, will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 30, so that necessary repairs on the deck can be completed. The closure will span from the Buckeye Street entrance through the ramp leading up to Level 1. Signage is currently in place to indicate the section that will be closed.

Any vehicles parked in this area must be relocated by Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 11 p.m.  The rest of Lot 36, containing approximately 1,200 spaces, will remain open to permitted vehicles throughout this time. These spaces can be accessed from either Exchange Street or Carroll Street, via the access road leading to the main deck entrance by Schrank Hall South. Traffic detour signage will be in place to assist motorists.

Alternate parking will also be available in Lot 39.

Please make sure your vehicle is not parked in the area marked for closure. Contact Parking and Transportation Services with any questions at or ext. 7213.


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