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Archive for March, 2019

Board of Trustees Meeting – April 2

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The Board of Trustees is having a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 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 Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 10:52 am

Regalia Rental Suggested by April 5

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Now is the best time to contact the Bookstore (ext. 7307) for renting regalia for the May 10 Commencement Ceremony. We are six weeks away, and would like to avoid the last minute rush. Please consider making your rental orders between now and April 5.

Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 10:52 am

Commencement Student Speaker Nominations Being Accepted

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The Student Speaker Committee encourages the nominations of all students eligible for graduation to be considered for the Spring 2019 Class Representative at the Commencement Ceremony on May 10, 2019. Eligible students will have completed course requirements for their Program of Study, and display exemplary personal and professional qualities at Owens Community College and/or the community.

Nominations will be accepted through April 5, 2019.  Provided below are the links to the nomination form and the list of eligible students.


List of Eligible Students

The Class Representative has a special role in the Commencement Ceremony, as the voice of the graduating class and as the student representative of Owens Community College.

We sincerely thank you for helping us to tell our students’ stories and to make our evening Commencement Ceremony memorable for the graduating class and their families.


Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 10:51 am

Owens’ Students Report Positive Responses on 2018 Campus Climate Survey

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Beginning this week, Owens students will join other public college and university students across Ohio to participate in the annual Campus Climate Survey. This survey is part of the Ohio Changing Culture Initiative of the Ohio Department of Higher Education and includes a core set of 13 benchmark questions to measure perceptions of safety on campus and institutional practices regarding sexual violence.

Last year, 840 Owens students participated in the survey and reported positive responses compared to all Ohio public community and technical colleges.

(Click chart to see larger.)


1Response scale: 1 = Not at all likely, 2 = A little bit likely, 3 = Somewhat likely, 4 = Very likely, 5 = Extremely likely

2Response scale: 1 = Not useful, 2 = A little useful, 3 = Somewhat useful, 4 = Very useful, 5 = Extremely useful

3Response scale:  1 = Not at all knowledgeable, 2 = A little knowledgeable, 3 = Somewhat knowledgeable, 4 = Very knowledgeable

4Response scale:  1 = Strongly disagree, 2 = Disagree, 3 = Agree, 4 = Strongly agree

5Response scale: 1 = Not at all likely, 2 = A little likely, 3 = Somewhat likely, 4 = Very likely, 5 = Extremely likely


To read the entire report, see

Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 10:50 am

Education Forum Event Welcomes UNC Guest Speaker

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The Department of Teacher Education and Human Services will host this semester’s Education Forum at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4 featuring Camille Catlett from the University of North Carolina’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. The event, entitled “Making the Magic 8 Work for Each and Every Child and Family,” will be held in the Veterans Hall Event Center, Room 201.

Catlett’s research efforts have focused on developing, implementing and evaluating models for preparing personnel to work with young children who are culturally, linguistically and ability diverse and models for collaborative, cross-sector professional development. One project with early childhood programs in institutions of higher education led to a model for enhancement and change that has been replicated in 10 states.

All are welcome.

For more information, visit

Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 9:09 am

Blackboard Ally Training Webinar

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The Office of e-Learning would like to introduce Ally, a new tool in all Blackboard courses. This tool will help instructors increase their accessibility compliance by checking digital course content for accessibility issues. Ally will also generate alternative formats of certain course content and make these available to students.

On April 9 and 10, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., two webinar training sessions will be held to help raise awareness of Ally, demonstrate its application in Blackboard, and provide information about accessibility improvement for online learning. Participants will need an stable internet connection, speakers for audio, and use either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome internet browser to attend one of these sessions.

All instructors and staff are encouraged to attend. Please download one of the calendar invites to receive webinar training access information. This invitation will also add a reminder to your Outlook schedule:

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If you have any questions about this training, please contact Amber Sherick at, or call (567)661-7991.

Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 9:08 am

Baseball and Softball Double-Headers – March 23

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The baseball and softball teams have double-headers tomorrow March 23, weather permitting. The first game for baseball will start at 1 p.m. against Lakeland CC. The second game will start at 3 p.m.  Softball will host Mid-Michigan College at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. BCSN will be on campus for the softball double-header.  Also, Fat Boyz Barbeque will be at the fields with their food truck and they will stay for the first games of each double-header.  Please come out and support our teams!

Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 9:06 am

Healthy Eating Lunch and Learn for National Nutrition Month

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

The dietetic students will be talking about the Mediterranean Diet, which was named the best diet of 2019. They will talk about the components of the Mediterranean Diet and provide healthy eating tips. They are also providing a healthy lunch which showcases some of the foods promoted by the Mediterranean Diet.

March 28

12 – 1 p.m.

Findlay-area Campus, Conference Room EC 111

Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 3:15 pm