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STEM Celebrates National Engineers Week with Guest Speaker

February 15th, 2018

The School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics welcomes Chad Tremaine from Toledo Edison’s Holland Operations Center as a guest speaker at 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 20 in ET Room 109 to help celebrate National Engineers Week. Tremaine, an engineer, will talk about his personal experiences as well as opportunities and possible growth in the energy industry.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

National Engineers Week started in 1951 and is observed by engineering, education, cultural societies, corporations and government agencies nationwide during the week in February which encompasses George Washington’s actual birthday. President Washington is considered the nation’s first engineer, notably for his survey work.

Posted on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 9:07 am

Updated Policy

February 14th, 2018

On February 6, 2018, the Board of Trustees amended the following policies and the procedures were also updated.


Chapter 2

  • 3358:11-2-21 Catalog of Record Policy and Procedures
  • 3358:11-2-23 Prerequisites and Corequisites Policy and Procedures

Chapter 3

  • 11-3-01 Drug Free School and Alcohol Prevention Policy

Chapter 5

  • 3358:11-5-12 Drug-free Workplace and Alcohol Prevention Policy
  • 3358:11-5-36 Staff Educational Assistance Program for Non-Bargaining Staff Policy and Procedures (Please note that Human Resources will be updating the forms.)

Posted on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Student Services Division Offices Closed February 23

February 14th, 2018

The Student Services Division offices will be closed on Friday, February 23 so that all staff may participate in the Student Services Division Training Day. These offices include:

  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Athletics
  • Career Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Disability Resource Center
  • Financial Aid
  • International Student Services
  • Oserve
  • Records
  • Student Conduct/Student Life
  • Testing Services
  • Veterans Services
  • VP Student Services Office

All offices will resume their regular hours on Monday, February 26.

Posted on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 9:00 am

PRIZM Duo Concert – February 18

February 14th, 2018

Owens’ second annual Accent on the Arts! Concert Series welcomes PRIZM duo on Sunday, February 18 at 3 p.m. This free concert will be on the Mainstage in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

PRIZM duo features Janet Brehm Ziegler, and Percussionist, Dr. Aaron Ziegler as they share their passion for compositions featuring this unique and unusual combination. Among the selections performed will be two world premiere works.

Accent on the Arts! is a free concert series featuring four performances during the 2017-2018 year. The series is designed, booked, promoted and presented by the Music Business Technology Portfolio I class.

Posted on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 8:59 am

Disability Awareness Presentation – February 20

February 14th, 2018

The Department of Teacher Education and Human Services welcomes Angie Goodnight, Information and Community Outreach Coordinator for The Ability Center, from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, February 20 as part of the Education Forum Series. Goodnight will speak about disability awareness in AVCC 125-128. All are welcome to attend this free event.

Having acquired her disability later in life, losing her sight in her early thirties, Goodnight provides a unique perspective about living and working with a disability in the community.

Working at The Ability Center since 2007, she wears many hats. The hat she enjoys wearing most is that of “Speaker.” She loves sharing some of her journey in an effort to educate the community about people with disabilities.

Through her story and sense of humor, Goodnight encourages the audience to consider some of the issues faced by people with disabilities, while outlining many of the ways The Ability Center assists individuals with disabilities to remain independent and active in their community.

For more information, please visit

Posted on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 8:59 am

Medical Imaging Fundraiser

February 13th, 2018

The Medical Imaging Department is hosting a fundraiser to raise funds to help students attend professional conferences. For just $5, you have a chance to win a terrific prize of a one night stay at Kalahari and admission to the water park for 8 people. The drawing is February 26 at 2 p.m. To buy your ticket, contact Brandon Dille at, or Student Government Vice President, Renee Murphy at

Posted on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 12:28 pm

New Food Service Provider for Findlay Grill

February 12th, 2018

Owens Findlay-area Campus welcomes Eleat Culinary Services as the new food service provider operating the Findlay Grill.    Chef Tara and her team offer daily homemade specials along with wraps, salads, hamburgers, fries, pizza, and other great options.   Hours are Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  and  Friday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Posted on Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Free Pops Concert – February 25

February 12th, 2018

The Owens Community College Concert Band will present a free Pops Concert Sunday, February 25 at 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Fine & Performing Arts. The concert will feature medleys from Broadway Musicals, popular marches, movie music, and much, much, more. Refreshments will be served shortly after the concert in the theater lobby. Call (567)661-7081 for more information.

Posted on Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 11:33 am

2018 Annual Giving Campaign

January 26th, 2018

Congratulations to our winners!  The Foundation would like to thank all employees who have already participated in the 2018 Annual Giving Campaign and who are making a difference for our students. Below are the 16 employees who won door prizes in the 2018 drawing. Thank you to our community partners for donating the prizes and especially to the Toledo Walleye, Toledo Mud Hens, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Congratulations to all of our winners!

Abby Peck, Staff

Amy Giordano, Administrator

Cecilia Tolson, Faculty

Christine Smith, Faculty

Claudia Losek, Staff

Dennis Blackwell, Staff

Eileen Alexander, Staff

Gayle Lohrbach, Adjunct

George Conklin, Adjunct

Jenny Horak, Staff

Kimberly Helton, Staff

Kimberly Minke, Faculty

Patricia Smith, Staff

Peggy Bennett, Staff

Sherri Johnson, Staff

Suzanne Zampino, Staff

It’s not too late for you to participate in the annual giving campaign and help make a difference. All donors will be recognized in the following ways:

  • Receive a token of appreciation for their participation
  • Be included on the Donor Recognition page of the Owens website, campaign communications, and annual reports
  • Be invited to the Donor Appreciation Breakfast on a date TBD in the Fall Semester 2018.

For more information about the 2018 Annual Giving Campaign or to participate, please click here or call the Foundation Office at (567)661-7603

Posted on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 9:03 am

Update on AQIP Committee for Experiential Learning and Career Initiatives

January 26th, 2018

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The purpose of this message is to share with you the great work of one of our Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP) Committees. As a component of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Accreditation process, the College facilitates AQIP Action Projects. One project focused on Experiential Learning and Career Initiatives.

The committee consisted of the following membership:

Krista Kiessling (Co-Chair), & Director, Experiential & Community Engaged Learning; Verne Walker, Ph.D. (Co-chair), & Assistant Dean, Advising, Career Initiatives, and Counseling Services; Danielle Filipchuk, Director, Student Conduct and Student Life; Denise Grupp-Verbon, Coordinator, Internships, Fine and Performing Arts; Jamey Katzner, Manager, Student Life; Rob Kraus, Executive Director, Workforce and Community Services; Kathy Danko-McGhee, Chair, Teacher Education and Social Work; Lynn Hoehn, Coordinator, Job Location and Development; Teri Pratt, Professor, Office Administration; Barb Seguine, Chair, Therapeutic Services; Reti Shutina, Ph.D., Internship Director, School of Business and Information Technology; Kristy Watkins, Advisor Career/Undecided; Suzanne Zampino, Advisor Career/Undecided; Leah Palazzo, Advising Practicum Student (graduated); Tracy Campbell, Chair, Transportation Technologies (transitioned to a new role)

After a thorough, collaborative examination of Experiential Learning and Career Initiatives at Owens Community College, the committee has presented the following:

  1. Multidisciplinary resources for connecting experiential learning and career initiatives to academic outcomes
  2. Development of a campus Career Services Network that includes Academic and Student Services
  3. Visual mapping resource of Career Service Network to be shared on and off campus
  4. Experiential Learning Facilitation Guide
  5. Proposal for the implementation of Experiential Learning leads for transfer programs
  6. Comprehensive review of Career Coach and Virtual Job Shadow Software

The structured AQIP committee has fulfilled its term.  However, Krista Kiessling, Verne Walker, and selected members of this AQIP team will continue to meet quarterly and/or as needed to discuss Experiential Learning and Career Initiatives planning, progress, outcomes, and future planning.

If a community member should contact you and would like to explore possible internships or career related matters for our students, please direct them to Dr. Verne Walker, as he will then work with the established team to determine next steps.

Posted on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 8:59 am