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Archive for April, 2019

Four out of Five Owens Graduates are Employed in Ohio Within One Year After Graduation

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

For employment outcomes by program, see: More current information with 1-, 5- and 10-year outcomes by specific Owens major codes will be coming soon!

Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 8:32 am

I-75 Major Projects

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

The Ohio Department of Transportation is currently in the process of reconstructing I-75. The work will include the widening and reconstruction of I-75 to current standards, reconfiguring the I-75 interchanges with Anthony Wayne Trail, South Avenue and Miami Street to enhance safety and to replace the I-75 (DiSalle Bridge) over the Maumee River. This entire project will continue through 2023 and may cause additional delays to and from the Toledo-area Campus and the Downtown Learning Center. For more information, please visit

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Posted on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 1:28 pm

Annual Arts Fundraiser – April 27

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

The School of Liberal Arts and Fine and Performing Arts Department invite you to this year’s Creative Expressions fundraiser event. Past Creative Expressions events have helped endow a scholarship specifically for arts majors, as well as a student performance awards fund.

To continue these efforts in supporting our artistic students, we will be hosting the 2019 performance awards event, Creative Expressions: An Evening With The Arts, at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Join us for a three-course meal, performances, auction items, games of chance and more. Tickets can be purchased at

For more information, call ext. 7545.

Posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Board of Trustees Meeting – April 30

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

The Board of Trustees is having a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 30, 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 Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Annual Spring Plant Sale – May 8 and 9

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

The Annual Spring Plant Sale features annual plants that were grown in our Greenhouse Management class. The sale gives students the opportunity to develop their customer service skills. The money raised is used to help pay for students to travel to and compete in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition each year. This year’s event was at Colorado State University.

Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Greenhouse by the Math/Science building

Unfortunately, trees and shrubs will not be available at this year’s sale.

Posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 3:04 pm

Commencement Announcement for Faculty and Staff: Note Change in Line Up Location

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

The 53rd Spring Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC).

All Faculty, Adjunct Faculty and Staff are invited to attend.

Facilities~ Please make arrangements for personal possessions; as a precaution, these rooms will be secured.

  • Faculty members may change in CFPA 131. Faculty members are responsible for their own caps and gowns.
  • Staff will use CFPA 132.
  • The Board of Trustees, Stage Participants, Speakers and Nomenclators may use CFPA 105 (dance studio).

Line Up ~ Processional ~ Locations for Line Ups!

  • At 5:00 p.m., the doors open to the public.
  • At 5:30 p.m., the graduates will begin lining up in the hallway of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE IN LOCATION FROM PRIOR TIMES.
  • No later than 6:15 p.m., the Faculty will line up in the corridor between the Center for Fine and Performing Arts and the SHAC.
    • Please note that the graduates of the School of Nursing and Health Professions will process on the “inside” side of the hallway.
    • The graduates of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, School of Business, Information and Public Service and School of Liberal Arts and will process on the “window” of the hallway.
    • The Faculty line up single file on their respective side of the hallway, and will process behind the graduates.
  • SHAC Stage & Floor Plan! The Faculty will be seated in chairs on the floor, immediately behind the graduates.  This seating is only for participating faculty and administrators wearing their academic regalia.  The portable stage will be in a central location inside the gym that will provide a line of sight for all seats.


After the stage participants recess, the faculty and administrators may respectfully recess from their seats.

Commencement Participants

The keynote speaker is Dr. Rodney Rogers, President, Bowling Green State University.

The Class Representative is Jennifer Gebes, candidate for the Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene program.

The Mace Bearer, Thomas Mika, Professor, Science (Findlay), will lead the processional.

The School Flag Bearers are:

  • Thomas Passero, Professor, International Business, for the School of Business, Information and Public Service
  • Michael Bode, Professor, English, for the School of Liberal Arts
  • Kimberly Holman, Instructor, Nursing, Medical, Surgical, Geriatrics, for the School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Mary Kaczinski, Professor, Design Technologies, for the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The Nomenclators are:

  • Catherine Pratt, Associate Professor, Communications/Humanities
  • Russell Bodi, Professor, English

Morning Activities for Friday, May 10

  • Staff will report to Practice at 8:00 a.m., CFPA Rotunda.
    • The Class Representative with Cathy Pratt will practice the speech, 8:00 a.m. in the SHAC.
  • Commencement Exercise Practice for Students, Volunteers and Nomenclators, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • Students and Staff will start at the CFPA to practice the line up and march to the SHAC to continue the practice.
    • Nomenclators report to the SHAC.
  • For students and guests attending the Academic Recognition Program, refreshments at 10:30 a.m., Rotunda, Center for Fine and Performing Arts
  • Academic Recognition Program, 11:00 a.m., Theater, Center for Fine and Performing Arts
  • Please note that other academic lunches or activities may take place at 12:30 p.m.

We are looking forward to celebrating the 53rd Spring Commencement Ceremony.  Thank you!

Amy Giordano

Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Services

Posted on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 10:21 am

Owens Graduates Have High Academic Performance Their First Term

Monday, April 22nd, 2019


The average first-term GPA of an Owens graduate is 2.98; 95% of students who earn a degree or certificate from Owens had a first-term GPA above 2.0

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For more information about graduates, see the Graduate Dashboard at

Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 12:08 pm

Reminder: Express Accounts Being Discontinued at End of Semester

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Due to the increased use of BankMobile, debit cards, and other factors, the need for Owens Community College’s debit plan through the Express Accounts has reduced dramatically over the past few years.  The program has reached a point where it is no longer practical to maintain and as a result, the Express Account program will be discontinued at the end of the Spring 2019 semester.

Though the card will no longer be used for Express Account debit transactions, all other services will remain including: financial aid use at the bookstore, library material check-out, SHAC access and door access. A new method for purchasing additional prints is being developed and will be announced as soon as details are finalized.

Deposits can be made to your account throughout the current semester, students and staff are encouraged to use any remaining funds on or before May 10, 2019. After this date all open Express Accounts will be closed.

You may request a refund of your Express Account at any time throughout the current semester. To request a refund, send an email to the Office of Student Accounts at A refund check will then be issued. Refund checks are written in the name of the account holder and mailed to the current address on file in the Record’s office.

Refunds must be requested on or before June 14, 2019 or your remaining funds will be forfeited.

Thank you and please contact Dave Wahr at with any questions or visit the Express Card web page at for additional information.

Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 10:34 am