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Owens Students Report More Satisfaction than Dissatisfaction with Every Area of the College

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE COLLEGE FROM INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH: Top strengths, ranked from the highest include: class sizes, buildings and grounds, computer labs, feeling welcome on campus, the food pantry, technical support, and campus safety.

(Click chart to see larger.)

For more results from the Fall 2017 Student Satisfaction Survey, see:

https://intranet.owens.edu/ir/student-satisfaction-survey-results-fall-2017.pdf and

https://intranet.owens.edu/ir/satisfaction-dashboard.xlsx

Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 12:34 pm



Drop-In Workout Classes

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

The HPE Department will be hosting drop-in TRX and Cardio classes this semester for $5/class.  The classes are in Alumni Hall and no sign-up is required, just show up!  The remaining classes for the semester are:

TRX Class: Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Alumni Hall  (Remaining dates: 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4/, 12/11)

Cardio/Core Class:  Fridays at 12 p.m. in Alumni Hall (Remaining dates: 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14)

Bring a friend!

Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 12:24 pm



Regalia Rental Orders – Suggested by October 31

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Now is the best time to contact the Bookstore (ext. 7307) for renting regalia for the December 14 Commencement Ceremony. Please consider making rental orders between now and October 31, to avoid any potential holiday delays. Thank you.

Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 8:52 am



Trick-or-Treat Event – Sign Up Your Office Today

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Student Government is underway in planning the annual Trick-or-Treat event for our students on the Toledo-area Campus on Tuesday, October 30 at 11 a.m.- 2p.m.  As an outcome to the event, we hope to get students engaged on campus and become familiarized with campus offices and services.  During the event, students are encouraged to go trick or treating in participating campus offices and each participating campus office is encouraged to hand out candy, information about their offices, decorate their office, and dress up in costume.

For students who participate in trick or treating, Student Government will be providing prizes for visiting offices!  New for this year, students will have a chance to win $5 gift cards to various places including McDonalds, Starbucks, Speedway, etc.  Each office will receive 4 star stickers to place on your candy, and 4 claim tickets to give to winning students.  When a student draws a piece of candy with a star, they are a winner and the office will give them a claim ticket to claim their prize at the Student Life Office in College Hall 158! Winning students will get to select a gift card type on a first come first served basis. Prizes must be claimed within one week, by Tuesday, November 6. Student Government will provide offices with trick or treating bags for students, a list of participating campus offices, star stickers, and prize tickets. These items will be delivered to your office on the Friday or Monday before the event.

Student Government will also be giving out prizes for participating offices and employees!  Student Government will be judging best decorated office, best employee costume and best overall office theme.  The employee to win best costume will win a $50 gift card and for the offices that win best decorated and best theme will also win a $50 gift card to use as the office wishes (coffee and donuts, pizza party, new coffee maker, etc.).  Judging will take place the day of the event (October 30) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

If your office is interested in participating, please RSVP to me (Jamey Katzner at james_katzner@owens.edu) by Friday, October 19.  Please provide your office building and room number and a contact person for the event.

While we ask that each participating office provide candy to hand out, if this is an area of concern or strain for any office/employee, please let me know in your RSVP and Student Government will be able to provide candy in these instances.  Additionally, Student Government will have “back up” candy on hand if your office runs out before the end of the event.

Thank you for your assistance in making this event a successful one!

Office of Student Life

Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 10:10 am



Banner 9 Admin Training Workshops

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Administrative Banner Forms are getting a make-over! Banner 9 is completely browser-based and offers a more streamlined experience for the user!

These workshops provide an overview of the new user interface in Banner 9 Admin.

ITS is offering the sessions in College Hall 209. Please contact Kimberly Helton at kimberly_helton@owens.edu or x7738 to register.

Friday, October 26

9-11 a.m.

Wednesday, October 31   

9-11 a.m.

Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 9:13 am



Compete to be the 2018 Chili Champ

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Have a delicious or unique chili recipe? Put it to the test!

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to enter the Annual Chili Cook-Off on the Findlay-area Campus and compete to see who is the 2018 Chili Champ! Enter as an office or team or on your own.

For more information or an entry form, contact Jamey Katzner (james_katzner@owens.edu) or stop by the Student Services office.

Annual Chili Cook-Off – Findlay-area Campus

Tuesday, October 30

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

EC 111

Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 9:11 am



Breathing Life into the Community – November 5 and 6

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Tara Loo shares her story about nearly losing her life after being strangled and beaten by her former partner. Covered in bruises and bloody, Tara struggled to survive. She openly shares about the warning signs of abuse, forms of domestic violence, and life-saving advice on how to support your community from a trauma informed perspective.

Monday, November 5

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

EC 111, Findlay-area Campus

Tuesday, November 6

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

CH 100, Toledo-area Campus

Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 9:11 am