January 2019

Volume 34, Issue 4
Akron-Canton Section Newsletter
Can I ask for your help on something? In the Spectrum of Performance, which ranges from Complete Failure (1) to Extreme Success (10), I have a lot of things that I'm trying to get past the halfway mark. There is one thing in particular that's been solidly lodged in the 2 Spot for a long time. Let me explain. 
At least a decade ago, in response to some sort of energizing-intentioned email while in whatever ASCE role I embraced at the time, Mike Cook responded "You can't spell ReneĆ© S. Carter without ASCE!" I think it was a comment on my inability to be a normal person and just be cool about things. I'm not cool. I don't do things lightly, I can't leave well enough alone, and I've never balanced my passions appropriately a single day in my life. 
I've had the pleasure of serving through many positions in ASCE in the University of Akron Student Chapter, our Akron-Canton Section, and the National Society. But there is one I can't quite get the hang of and I have failed in it the entire time I've had it: Akron-Canton Section Public Relations Chair. I can count on three fingers in the years of Board of Directors meetings when I had something to report beyond "No News is Good News." 
I can do better than that. We could have reached out to the Beacon Journal to discuss the East Avenue bridge that was hit by a truck, yet is still standing. We could do a better job of reaching our elected officials to weigh in on legislature, such as Senate Bill 255 which threatens P.E. Licensure requirements in the state Ohio. We could exhibit the profession to the public a little better during Engineer's Week. I'm sure you know of other opportunities to enhance our public relations and reputation. 

Will you forward those opportunities to us as you come across them? The Board of Directors can then discuss, consult the Society level public relations mission, and formulate a response or course of action. By doing this, we can be further entrusted by our society to create a sustainable world and enhance the global quality of life. That is our Vision for Civil Engineering in 2025, after all. 

January Section Meeting
Thursday, January 24

Join Your ASCE Colleagues at Our Younger Member Social Event!
University of Akron
Student Chapter News
The University of Akron Student Chapter of ASCE will be hosting the Ohio Valley Student Conference in April! Please watch for more information regarding the conference events and help support our future civil engineers!

The conference will be in need of members to serve as judges for the Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge, and other side competitions. More information will be upcoming for how you can be of assistance.
Geauga County Engineer's Office Job Opportunity                                     
The Geauga County Engineer has current openings for 2-3 entry-level Engineer I positions. More information is available at   https://www.co.geauga.oh.us/Departments/Engineers-Office/Employment
Applications and resumes should be sent to gcejobs@co.geauga.oh.us.  
Job Postings!

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The ASCE Akron-Canton Section website posts career opportunities in our area which may interest you. We provide this page free of charge to local employers. No postings will be accepted by recruiting or headhunter services. Check back regularly for updates. 

PDH Documentation
Did you attend a recent section meeting and need documentation for proof of attendance for tracking PDH's? Visit the  Resources  page on our Section's website  to find meeting attendance records.

Current Contact Information for our

Board of Direction, Committee Chairs, and University of Akron Student Chapter Officers


Click the link below to view the current Section officers contact information. 


Board of Direction Contact Information


In This Issue
January Section Meeting
Younger Member Events
Student Chapter News
Job Postings
Newsletter Sponsors




Thank you for your support!

Akron-Canton Section
Board of Direction

ReneĆ© Whittenberger
Vice President
Ruth Klee
Judy Bennett
Ted Howard

Gregg Loesch
Ken Kostura

Section Meeting

January 24, 2019

Upcoming Board of Direction Meeting

January 28, 2019

Environmental Design Group Office
450 Grant St., Akron

Links to
ASCE Websites

Judy Bennett, Secretary and Newsletter Editor
ASCE Akron-Canton Section