Past Events

2011-2012 Year

Member Recruitment
8/29/11-9/1/11, times vary

At some point during this time period, IAEM officers will speak to classes about joining the organization, our upcoming trip to Vegas, etc.
September 2011

Registration Table & Candy Sales
9/1/11, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
225 S. Main Street, Akron, OH (Polsky Building, 3rd floor atrium)

Tomorrow, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, IAEM will have a table set up for students who are interested in joining our organizations. We’ll be taking applications then and selling candy to other people who are not interested in joining. If you want to learn more about our group, please stop by our table on the 3rd floor in the atrium (in front of the elevators, near the Summit College advising office).

Crisis Intervention: More than Just Training
9/8/11, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
277 E. Buchtel Avenue, Akron, OH 44325 (Simmons Hall Auditorium)

Join us for a presentation on crisis intervention with Lt. Michael Woody. Crisis intervention team (CIT) training aims to give law enforcement and other first responders the tools necessary to deal with people who suffer from severe mental illnesses. Note: This talk is part of a larger symposium on trauma and resilience being hosted by the Center for the History of Psychology.

Michael Woody retired from the Akron Police Department in 2002 after 25 years of service, the last four of which he spent as the Director of Training. He graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and was a secondary education school teacher before becoming a police officer.

Mr. Woody sits on the Ohio Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Mentally Ill in the Courts. Mike was instrumental in bringing the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program to Ohio in 2000 and helping to spread it throughout the state, nation, and world.

He has received the National Compassion in Law Enforcement Award, the Summit County Mental Health Association’s Heart of Gold Award, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health’s Forensic Leadership Award. Mr. Woody has consulted with law enforcement, mental health, & advocacy organizations throughout the world.

For about a decade, Mr. Woody has been an independent contractor with the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) as the Law Enforcement Liaison for their Coordinating Center of Excellence in Criminal Justice (CCOE/CJ).

He is currently serving his second term as President of the CIT International Organization. In 2005 Mr. Woody helped coordinate the First National CIT Conference in Columbus, Ohio with nearly 700 persons attending. Mr. Woody has consulted with The Bureau of Justice Assistance, The Council of State Governments, NAMI, and the GAINS Center.

National Preparedness Month Conference
9/16/2011, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
303 Carroll Street, Akron, OH 44325 (Student Union Theatre)

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research is organizing a panel of speakers froma number of government agencies and academic departments.

Our panel of speakers includes:

Tracy L.S. Proud, Senior Strategic Planner, Ohio Dept. of Homeland Security
Sima Merick, Assistant Director, Ohio Emergency Management Agency
Valerie DeRose, Director, Summit County Emergency Management Agency
Dr. Karin Jordan, UA Department of Counseling
Dr. Terry O’Sullivan, UA Political Science Department
Dr. David Licate, UA Criminal Justice & Emergency Management Program
Dr. Robert M. Schwartz, UA Emergency Management Program
Dr. Bill Lyons, UA Center for Conflict Management (moderator)

Applebee’s Dine to Donate Fundraiser/Charity Event
[click here to view flyer]
9/19/2011, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
3528 Hudson Dr. Stow, OH 44224 (Applebee’s)

Please join us at Applebee’s in Stow for lunch or dinner. Present one of our fliers to your server during your meal and Applebee’s will donate a portion of your purchase to our organization to support our disaster relief initiatives and our other events.

Spaghetti Social/Meet and Greet
9/30/2011, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
510 S. Main Street, Akron, OH (Spaghetti Warehouse)

We have a space reserved at the Spaghetti Warehouse from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please join us for a social event.

IAEM-USA Annual Conference
11/11/2011 - 11/17/2011
3700 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada (Rio All-Suites Hotel)

Only students who have pre-registered with our chapter and have been approved by the SOuRCe office can attend. The deadline to register for this year's conference has passed.

Bowl with IAEM, Vegas Style!
11/18/2011, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
580 E. Cuyahoga Falls Avenue, Akron (Stonehedge Bowling Alley)
Cost: $12.00 per person

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) is hosting a Las Vegas themed bowling night at the Stonehedge bowling alley at 580 E. Cuyahoga Falls Avenue. Our annual bowling event will celebrate our group’s return from a conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year, our bowling night will feature:

Unlimited bowling (show and ball rental included)
Pool tables and other games
Pizza and unlimited soft drinks
A 50/50 raffle and other prizes
Awards for the best and worst bowler

Register by Monday, November 14th by 5:00 pm to guarantee your spot! Register by joining our group via OrgSync and filling out the Bowling Registration Form. Contact Brian Crisan at with any questions.

Climate Change: Impacts on Emergency Management and Homeland Security
11/11/11, 2:00 pm
225 S. Main Street, Akron, OH (Polsky Building, 5th floor, Taylor Institute)
Join us for a panel discussion on climate change and its impact on emergengy management and homeland security. Our panel speakers include:

Dr. Scott Sheridan, Kent State University, Dept. of Geography
Dr. Dan Coffey, UA Dept. of Political Science
Dr. Terry O'Sullivan, UA Dept. of Political Science
Dr. Robert M. Schwartz, UA Dept. of Emergency Management




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