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Northwest Ohio is Powered by Owens – New Television Spot

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Northwest Ohio is Powered By the proud alumni of Owens Community College

A bold statement, but one that is supported by the fact that 70 percent of Owens Community College alumni choose to live and work in our local communities, powering our cities, and improving their lives at the same time. 

There is likely Owens alumni in places where you need them the most – at your nearby hospital or doctor’s office, your children’s school, the business that operates in your hometown, the police station, the auto technician service facility, your favorite restaurant, maybe even at your place of employment!

Since 1965, Owens Community College has worked to educate and populate the Northwest Ohio workforce with skilled, prepared and knowledgeable employees. The impact our alumni make resonates throughout the smallest of villages to the largest of metropolises. We are proud to support and power the education and economic development of the cities we serve. 


Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 8:40 am

Enter to Win Free Marathon Classic Tickets

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

All College employees are eligible to win free tickets to the Marathon Classic Presented by Dana, courtesy of the Blade. The LPGA event will be played at Highland Meadows in Sylvania July 11-14. To enter, please email with your name, department name and best contact phone number by 10 a.m. Monday, July 8. Please type “LPGA” in the email subject line. Only one entry per person.

Winners will be selected by random draw from all entries received and then contacted. Winners’ names also will be published in Onews.


Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 8:32 am

Owens High School Market Share Growing

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Owens has the highest market share of high school students in the area and it is growing!

(Click chart to see larger.)

Top enrolling high schools include: Whitmer, Sylvania Northview, Sylvania Southview, Perrysburg, Bowsher, Rossford, Springfield, Findlay Start, & the Maritime Academy of Toledo.

High school students include those participating in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program for dual high school and college credit as well as other high school students who are enrolled in college but that are not participating in the CCP program.

For more information about high school enrollment and market share, see

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 3:40 pm

Faculty Attendance Reporting – Report by July 2, 2019

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Summer 2019 attendance verification has begun.  For all classes that have started, please report attendance for your students by July 2, 2019.

We will begin using the attendance information to disburse financial aid funds to students on July 3, 2019.  Information that is not reported by July 2 may delay financial aid for students.  The Attendance Reporting Form will continue to be available after July 2 to report updates and to provide information for courses which start later in the semester.

Thank you for your continued support as we work together to comply with federal regulations.

Faculty Attendance Reporting Brochure

Step-by-step reporting instructions can be found in the Faculty Attendance Reporting brochure.  The brochure also contains the definition of “attendance” established by federal regulations.  In addition, the brochure explains how students are informed of the attendance information that has been reported.  The brochure can be accessed online from the Ozone Faculty tab by clicking the Attendance Verification Reporting link.  Brochures are also available in any of the Academic School Offices on the Toledo Campus and the Executive Director’s Office on the Findlay Campus.

Frequently-asked questions

Why is a student not on my attendance roster? 

Some students will not be on the list because attendance information is not required for financial aid.  This includes College Credit Plus students, guest and transient students, and some students who register after the financial aid freeze date.

What can I do if I have to update information after July 2?

If a student begins attendance later, including students who add class late, you may have to make corrections.  For most courses, you can continue to make corrections online after July 2, 2019.

What does Oserve tell my students about attendance?

Oserve regularly receives requests from students regarding the attendance information that has been reported.  Oserve staff will NOT share information with a student regarding his/her attendance report until the reporting timeframe of June 25 through July 2 has passed.  After July 2, Oserve will share with the student that attendance has been reported as “Yes,” “No,” or “not reported.”

If the attendance information has not been reported, Oserve will advise the student that a reminder is sent to faculty and request that the student allow faculty time to respond.

If the attendance status was reported as “No” but the student states that he/she has attended, Oserve will suggest that the student contact his/her instructor to determine if he/she has met the attendance requirement for that class, and if so, to request that the faculty update attendance, allowing reasonable time for the faculty to do so.

Who do I contact for help?

For help with attendance reporting, please contact one of the following individuals in the Office of Financial Aid:

Andrea Morrow, Director (567) 661-7104

Jodie Smeltzer, Assistant Director of Compliance (567) 661-7345

For help with Ozone, please contact the ITS Help Desk at (567) 661-7120.

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 3:37 pm

Campus Parking

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Dear Faculty & Staff:

As we approach the end of the fiscal year, I am writing to inform you of a change to faculty/staff parking on our campuses.

Because there is ample parking on both of the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, the College is moving away from designated faculty/staff parking spaces. Beginning in July, Facilities will be re-striping the green faculty/staff parking spaces on both campuses. The metered parking and “Green Faculty/Staff Parking” signs will also be removed. All campus parking spaces will be open to students, faculty/staff, and members of the public. This also means that employee parking permits will no longer be required.

Should adequate campus parking become an issue in the future, the College will plan and implement faculty/staff designated parking procedures that address the situation.

Have an excellent summer.


Steve Robinson, Ph.D.


Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 9:43 am

Draft Policy and Procedures

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Employees may provide feedback/comments of draft revisions to policies and procedures, by email to:

Draft Policy Link:

Please provide feedback/comments, suggested no later than June 28, 2019.

Chapter 2 – Academic

  • 3358:11-2-01 General Admission Policy and Procedures – to be revised.
    • The Academic Standards Committee (ASC) received a request to consider to propose revisions to the procedures to reflect updated processes, such as for New Student Orientation, Placement Testing, College Credit Plus Program legislative changes, and Early Admission requirements. ASC provided a five year review and proposes minor revisions to the policy and a major overhaul to the format of the procedures to be streamlined by student populations and to reflect current processes. 

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 9:43 am

Veterans Car Show Rescheduled for July 7

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The second annual Veterans Car Show has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. next to Veterans Hall on the Toledo-area Campus. It was postponed from June 16 due to rain.

The entry fee is $10 for cars to be displayed. Motorcycles are also welcome. The family event features games, 50/50, prize raffles and more.

All proceeds benefit Owens Community College veterans programs and student veterans.

For more information, please visit

Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 11:11 am

Reporting of Unused “Overtime Comp” Hours on Final Fiscal 2019 Timesheet

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

All hourly employees, including Web Time Entry employees, who have not scheduled to use all of their unused “Overtime Comp” hours by the end of this current fiscal year, need to report these hours for payment on a paper time sheet for the pay period ending June 22, 2019, to be paid on June 28, 2019.

In the upper right-hand corner of your timesheet, please note “Unused O.T. Comp hours” (not converted by multiplying by 1.5) followed by the actual hours.  Please add these hours to any overtime hours you may have worked during the June 9 –June 22, 2019 pay period and include these hours on the “Totals” line of your timesheet in the “OT Paid” column.

Please contact Graham Salcedo with any questions, x7647.

Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 8:56 am

TicketsAtWork to Cedar Point and More

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

TicketsAtWork is pleased to offer entertainment and travel discounts for both regional and nationwide attractions and events to all Owens Community College employees. Now you will have access to exclusive savings on not only Cedar Point but also movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, tours, Broadway and Vegas shows & more. These discounts are not available to the general public and are exclusive to the TicketsAtWork Corporate Discount Program. Be sure to visit often as new products and discounts are constantly being added!!


How to Get Started:

  1. Click the link below.
  2. Fill out the information to become a member (use your work or personal email address).
  3. For Company Code, use “CPOWENS


Once enrolled, you will have access to discounts all the discounts nationwide.

Customer Service or to Purchase over the Phone

Employees without internet access can call our toll free customer service line 1-800-331-6483,

using the company code (CPOWENS). Customer Service is available 7 days a week.

Enjoy these great perks!

Tickets at Work Welcome 2019

Tickets at Work List 2019

Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 8:54 am

Findlay Copy Center Services

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Starting July 1, 2019, the College will no longer be offering Copy Center Services on the Findlay-area Campus. All copy jobs after this date must be completed on local devices. As technology has changed, the College is now capable of doing most of the copy jobs on the department printers and copiers. This transition will reduce the cost for copying and printing for each department.

In preparation for this change additional equipment will be placed in strategic locations around the campus and some older copier units will be replaced. This work will begin in mid-June and be completed by July 1.

In the meantime, you are encouraged to begin printing/copying your jobs on your department devices as soon as possible. This will provide time to ensure the departmental copiers have the functionality and capacity, as appropriate.

Any questions regarding this transition can be directed to David Wahr, Director, Business Operations (x7401).

Posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 11:26 am