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Archive for April, 2018

Graduation Rates are Increasing

Monday, April 30th, 2018

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE COLLEGE FROM INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH: Every year, all U.S. community colleges who disperse federal financial aid are required to report to the Integrated Postsecondary Education System (IPEDS) the percentage of fall first-time degree- and certificate-seeking students who graduate from the institution within three years.  The Owens Community College three-year graduation rate has been on the rise since 2009 and is currently 18%. The current rate for a group of peer institutions is 15%.

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Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 2:22 pm

SHAC Closure

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The SHAC will be closed May 2 – May 6 due to Commencement.

Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 8:44 am

Board of Trustees Meeting – May 1

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

The Board of Trustees is having a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 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:

Patricia Jezak

Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Annual Spring Plant Sale – May 2 and 3

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Join the Owens Landscape and Turfgrass Management Student Club for the Annual Spring Plant Sale.  Many of the plants that will be available are not commonly found in retail stores. Quantities will be limited. Come early for the best selection. Prices are very competitive. For a complete listing of the plants available, please visit:

May 2 and May 3

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Next to the greenhouse on the north side of the Math/Science Building.

Posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 9:56 am

Coming Soon – Knowledge About the College

Friday, April 20th, 2018

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE COLLEGE FROM INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH: Within the next couple of weeks, the Office of Institutional Research, in collaboration with the Office of Marketing and Communications, will periodically publish bite-sized facts, data, and research findings about the College in Onews. Be on the lookout!

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Final Week for Terra Aeterna at the Findlay-area Campus Library

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Terra Aeterna

Photos by: Carole Elchert

Show Dates: March 19 – April 27

Library, EC176

Public Invited, Free Admission (Entrance @ door E-14)

For library hours, please visit

Since 1981, writer-photographer Carole Elchert traveled extensively in the Himalaya of Nepal, Tibet, India as well as many European countries, Australia, New Zealand, and most recently, the island nations of Iceland and Cuba. These eco-cultural trips—designed to increase the global awareness of individuals—inspire her professional work as a writer, speaker, lecturer, and photographer. Featuring a global view of landscapes and people, she hopes viewers become more “worldwise” and appreciate the “aeterna” or everlasting nature of the Earth that transcends time and space.

Carole’s photographs have appeared in exhibits in New York, Los Angeles, London, Melbourne, as well as Midwest art galleries and universities. Some of her images are in the permanent collection of Chicago’s Field Museum.

After graduating with a BS degree in Communication and Sociology, Carole earned a MA in Communication from BGSU. For more than 30 years, Carole was an Assistant Professor at the University of Findlay where she taught Communication, Writing, Learning/Study Strategies, Gender Studies, and Honors courses. She continues to pursue her professional endeavors as an artist-educator, writer-editor, performer-speaker, and communication process observer-facilitator. As a lecturer for the Global Awareness Consortium from 1997 – 2014, she toured Michigan’s community colleges with PowerPoint presentations on Tibet, Nepal, Iceland, and Cuba.

Her PowerPoint presentation introduces Philip Sugden and Carole Elchert’s documentary—Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba—which explores the power of art to transform societies and improve human conditions. She will review the process of making of a documentary and then discuss the social, cultural, environmental, political context of contemporary Cuba. The second half of the presentation features prominent Cuban activist-artists and explains how they use conceptual artwork or performance, not only to inspire people and governments to action, but also to advance the function and purpose of art. With quotations from taped interviews conducted on a December 2015 Havana, Cuba trip and in New York, Ohio, and Miami studios—she discusses facets of the artists’ lives, their artwork, and their convictions on art-activism and dissidence.

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 8:59 am

Student Art Show Exhibits Through May 4

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

The Student Art Show juried exhibition, showcasing the best student work produced in the College’s Visual Art Classes exhibits in the Terhune Gallery through May 4. It’s free and open to the public.

For more information about the Terhune Gallery, please visit

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 9:31 am

Honors Program and Service Learning Symposium – April 20

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

The College community is invited to the 8th annual Honors Program and Service Learning Symposium Friday, April 20. The day-long event will begin at 9 a.m. in Heritage Hall Room 123.

Join scholars, the honors and service teams and faculty in celebrating the academic achievements of the College’s honors and service learning students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Symposium’s list of presentations is available at

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 9:27 am

College Radio Day Vinylthon 2018

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Join Owens Community College Radio to celebrate Vinylthon 2018! There will be a Studio Vinyl Party in the Owens Student Media Center on April 21 in SHAC 156 from 2 – 5 p.m. Bring your friends, bring your vinyls! In-studio guests will get a vinyl gift!

Posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 9:20 am