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Free Fall Band Concert – October 7

September 12th, 2018

The Owens Community College Concert Band will present a free fall concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 7 in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theater. The program will feature music from popular movies including Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek, Chicago, The Glenn Miller Story, and many more. There will be special readings and music honoring Veterans on this 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day and a Euphonium solo by Owens music student Aaron Bremer. Refreshments will be served shortly after the concert in the theater lobby. For more information please call the Department of Fine & Performing Arts at (567)661-7081.

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 2:12 pm



September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September 11th, 2018

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and the College community encourages open and honest conversation about the warning signs and risks posed by this health crisis. Warning signs may include: drastic changes in mood and behavior, persistent feelings of hopelessness and depression, frequently talking or thinking about death, isolation of self, social withdrawal, making threats or plans of suicide, and major changes in sleeping or eating habits. Increased awareness of risk factors and warning signs for suicide and community involvement in creating strategies to prevent students from taking their own lives are key factors in suicide prevention.

To help raise awareness, Owens employees have placed 1,100 pinwheels (on display Sept. 10-14) outside of College Hall. The pinwheels will be on display in the Findlay-area Campus courtyard September 17-21. Each pinwheel represents one of the 1,100 college students who completes suicide each year. Hope is real. Help is real. Encourage Hope!

Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 2:30 pm



Express Card Online Access

September 11th, 2018

Online access to Express Cards is no longer available. You may still load money for printing to your account (cash only) via one of the three value transfer stations. Locations include:

Toledo-area Campus:

College Hall — near the bookstore

Student Health & Activity Center (SHAC) — across from the food court

Findlay-area Campus:

Education Center — near the commons

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 2:09 pm



Faculty Attendance Reporting – Report by September 18, 2018

September 11th, 2018

Fall 2018 attendance verification has begun.  For all classes that have started, please report attendance for your students by September 18, 2018.

We will begin using the attendance information to disburse financial aid funds to students on September 19, 2018.  Information that is not reported by September 18 may delay financial aid for students.  The Attendance Reporting Form will continue to be available after September 18 to report updates and to provide information for courses which start later in the semester.

Thank you for your continued support as we work together to comply with federal regulations.

 

Faculty Attendance Reporting Brochure

Step-by-step reporting instructions can be found in the Faculty Attendance Reporting brochure.  The brochure also contains the definition of “attendance” established by federal regulations.  In addition, the brochure explains how students are informed of the attendance information that has been reported.  The brochure can be accessed online from the Ozone Faculty tab by clicking the Attendance Verification Reporting link.  Brochures are also available in any of the Academic School Offices on the Toledo Campus and the Executive Director’s Office on the Findlay Campus.

Frequently-asked questions

Why is a student not on my attendance roster? 

Some students will not be on the list because attendance information is not required for financial aid.  This includes College Credit Plus students, guest and transient students, and some students who register after the financial aid freeze date.

What can I do if I have to update information after September 18?

If a student begins attendance later, including students who add class late, you may have to make corrections.  For most courses, you can continue to make corrections online after September 18, 2018.

What does Oserve tell my students about attendance?

Oserve regularly receives requests from students regarding the attendance information that has been reported.  Oserve staff will NOT share information with a student regarding his/her attendance report until the reporting timeframe of September 11 through September 18 has passed.  After September 18, Oserve will share with the student that attendance has been reported as “Yes,” “No,” or “not reported.”

If the attendance information has not been reported, Oserve will advise the student that a reminder is sent to faculty and request that the student allow faculty time to respond.

If the attendance status was reported as “No” but the student states that he/she has attended, Oserve will suggest that the student contact his/her instructor to determine if he/she has met the attendance requirement for that class, and if so, to request that the faculty update attendance, allowing reasonable time for the faculty to do so.

Who do I contact for help?

For help with attendance reporting, please contact one of the following individuals in the Office of Financial Aid:

Andrea Morrow, Director (567) 661-7104

Susanne Schwarck, Associate Director (567) 661-7341

Jodie Smeltzer, Assistant Director of Compliance (567) 661-7345

For help with Ozone, please contact the ITS Help Desk at (567) 661-7120.

Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 11:16 am



Pass Percentages for First-time Degree and Certificate-Seeking Students

September 10th, 2018

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE COLLEGE: 27% – 31% of new first-time, degree- and certificate-seeking students pass 0% (none) of their classes their first fall semester; only 15% – 21% of these students re-enroll in the spring.

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For more information about factors related to retention and completion, see: https://intranet.owens.edu/ir/Fall_14th_Day_Retention_Dashboard_200760-201760_for_web.xlsx

Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 11:16 am



Employee Strategic Planning Sessions

September 10th, 2018

Dear Faculty and Staff,

You are invited to attend an employee strategic planning session in October, scheduled as follows. RSVP your attendance at a session to help us plan for seating and refreshments.

Employee Strategic Planning Sessions

  • 12 – 2 p.m. – Pizza and refreshments; conversation will begin promptly and will last approximately two hours.
  • 50-seat capacity for each session.

Toledo-area Campus ~ Heritage Hall 123A

  • Friday, October 5
  • Friday, October 12
  • Friday, October 19
  • Friday, October 26

RSVP at kristine_holland@owens.edu (Toledo-area Campus)

Findlay-area Campus ~ Education Center 173

  • Friday, October 5
  • Friday, October 19

RSVP at julie_easterday@owens.edu (Findlay-area Campus)

Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 10:31 am



WCS Course Ideas Welcome

September 7th, 2018

Workforce & Community Services is planning the January through April 2019 Work & Play course offerings and would love your feedback. WCS is always looking for new course ideas as well as instructors to bring ideas to the non-credit side of the College. So if you, or someone you know, has an idea or would like to teach for WCS, please pass on your ideas to Jaime Wineland, jaime_wineland@owens.edu, by Friday, September 21.

Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 3:28 pm



Boil Water Advisory – Health Technologies and Bicentennial Hall

August 29th, 2018

Due to the water main break outside the Health Technologies and Bicentennial Hall a boil water advisory has been issued for these two buildings until a water test can be completed.  Facilities Services will request the test on Wednesday but it is not clear when the test will be conducted.

As a precaution, all drinking fountains in Bicentennial Hall and Health Technologies will be bagged off and signs posted on all bathroom doors that they may use the facilities including hand sinks, but may NOT drink the water until the water tests within acceptable levels.  Bottled water has been distributed throughout the floors near drinking fountain stations for consumption.

Once the test passes Facilities Services will notify the campus community through Onews and all signs will be removed and the drinking fountains returned to normal service.

Thank you for your understanding and patience while we make these repairs.

Please feel free to contact Facilities Services should you have any questions.

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 at 8:21 am



Board of Trustees Meeting – September 4

August 28th, 2018

The Board of Trustees is having a regular meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 12:30 p.m., Board Room, Administration Hall 2nd Floor, Toledo Campus.

The agenda and reports have been placed on the website that provides the Board of Trustees’ public meeting notice.

Public Meeting Notice on the Web:  https://www.owens.edu/trustees/board_meetings.html

Patricia Jezak

Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Posted on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at 3:34 pm



New Students’ Self-reported Study Skills

August 28th, 2018

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE COLLEGE FROM INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH: New Student Study Skills

  • 39% don’t get a lot of reading the textbook when trying to learn something
  • 47% have trouble getting things into memory
  • 75% have a hard time concentrating when they are studying
  • 28% don’t believe that test grades are a true reflection of their knowledge
  • 54% get nervous or freeze up on tests
  • 30% do not use a calendar to keep track of events and activities

For more information about the thoughts, perceptions and experiences of new students, see: https://intranet.owens.edu/ir/entering-student-survey-data-analysis.xlsx.

Posted on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at 10:52 am