The Owens Community College Intranet

Workplace Safety and Health Encourages Proper Handwashing

February 4th, 2019

The Department of Workplace Safety and Health monthly promotes a Think Safety topic on its website. To help prevent the spread of germs and avoid sickness, the February topic is handwashing. Appropriate handwashing will last for at least 20 seconds, according to the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC).

For detailed information about handwashing and other workplace safety information, please visit or call Ext. 7712.

Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Information Session on Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

February 4th, 2019

Emily Boyk, Campus Outreach Specialist at the YWCA Rape Crisis Center, will facilitate a presentation for faculty and staff on the topics of sexual violence and Title IX. Attendees will review the definitions of sexual violence and consent, be introduced to bystander intervention techniques, learn about Title IX and what it means for college students and employees at Owens, and be connected with information and resources for survivors of sexual violence in Northwest Ohio. Individuals with all levels of knowledge and experience with these topics – from Title IX experts to those who have never heard of the law – are encouraged to attend and learn how to best support your students and one another around these difficult issues.

February 11

12 p.m.

College Hall 100

Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Student Enrollment for Spring 2019 Classes

February 4th, 2019


Owens’ preliminary, “14th day”, headcount for Spring 2019 is 8,712. This number is up 3.0% from the same point in time last year and surpasses the strategic enrollment target goal of 7,975 for Spring Semester. This target was developed last year taking into effect high school market data, unemployment figures, and other enrollment trends. The college’s 2018-2019 budget was built taking in to account these targets. Enrollment increased over last spring for the following groups of students: Transfer-in, Guest, and Union/Non-Matriculating.

Registrations for College Credit Plus and Workforce (Union/Non-Matriculating) students typically continue to be added throughout the semester. As such, final enrollment numbers will not be available until approximately 30 days after the end of the spring term. For example, 14th day headcount for Fall 2018 was 7,748 and final (end of term) enrollment reported to the Ohio Department of Higher Education was 9,469. For Spring 2018, 14th day headcount was 8,458 and end of term enrollment was 10,847.

For more information about enrollment and enrollment targets, please see

Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 10:35 am

Class Presentations on Sexual Misconduct

February 4th, 2019

The Office of Student Life works closely with the YWCA and the on-campus advocate. The advocate is able to provide presentations to classes on topics related to sexual violence, which includes:

• Sexual Violence 101

• Bystander Intervention

• Safe and Healthy Sex (Including discussions of sexuality and gender identity)

• Healthy Relationships

• What sexual violence looks like in specific communities (i.e. the LGBTQ community, religious communities, etc.)

• Sexual Harassment and Title IX

• Sexual Violence and Internet Safety

• How to help someone who has experienced sexual violence (either in a personal context or a professional one)

• And more!

Please contact Emily Boyk at or at (567) 395-5610.

In addition, the Office of Student Life has a graduate intern from BGSU that works with programming related to sexual misconduct. She is available to come to your class to lead a one-hour program designed to teach students how they can be an active bystanders. Many people recognize a problematic situation when they see one, but don’t know what they can do to help. This program will spend time helping students identify problematic situations, teaching about steps and options for interventions, and providing time for students to consider and discuss the ways they feel they can best intervene as individuals. Focus will be on situations relating to sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and mental health.

For more information or to schedule the program for your class, please e-mail Alex Lewin at

Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 9:10 am

Give Kids A Smile – February 1

January 10th, 2019

On February 1, Owens Community College, in collaboration with the Toledo Dental Society, is offering the Give-Kids-A-Smile Program for “at-risk” children ages 6 months -18 years at the Owens Dental Clinic.

The services will include at no charge:

• Dental Education

• X-rays

• Dental Screening

• Oral Prophylaxis (cleaning)

• Dental sealants

• Limited restorations (fillings) at no charge as triaged by the dentist

• Patients who need further dental treatment may be assigned a local dentist to complete dental treatment or

seek treatment at the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio

Please call to schedule an appointment at the Owens Community College Dental Clinic at (567)661-7294. Make sure to identify interest in Give-Kids-A-Smile Day February 1, otherwise our regular services are $30.00.

Posted on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 10:47 am

Summer 2019 Work & Play Brochure Course Ideas Welcome

January 9th, 2019

Workforce & Community Services is in the planning stages for our May through August Work & Play brochure and need your help. We are always looking for class ideas, so if you or someone you know would like to teach, please have them contact Jaime Wineland at (567)661-7320 or email Or if you have been looking for a class and we haven’t offered it, please let us know! Please submit ideas by Monday, January 28.

Also, this brochure is the time when we offer more classes geared towards children, so please keep that in mind when you are brainstorming. To check out our current course offerings, go to:

Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Scholarships Available for New and Returning Students – New Application Process

January 9th, 2019

The Owens Community College Foundation has over 75 scholarships available and awards to over 150 students annually in all program areas.

The application process has changed this year and is now completely online and very easy for students to use.  Only one application needs to be completed to be considered for all available scholarships.

  1. This new application process will become live on Monday, January 14, 2019
  2. The priority application deadline is March 8, 2019
  3. The scholarship application can be found at this link beginning January 14, 2019
  4. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) also needs to be completed by March 8, 2019

Questions?  Please call the Foundation Office at (567) 661-7603.


Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 2:18 pm

The Center for Campus and Community Connections

January 9th, 2019

We have a NEW name!  The Center for Experiential and Community Engaged Learning has been renamed as The Center for Campus and Community Connections.  Our Civic Ambassadors have also been renamed as Connection Mentors.

We continue to be committed to building connections to resources, community and support for our students and our whole campus community!  We remain located in College Hall 154/155 with the Owens Harvest Food Pantry is College Hall 147 – come by and see us!  Connection Mentors will be visiting classes and introducing themselves throughout the semester.

Updated info can be found on our website:

Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 9:33 am

New College Fact Sheet Available

January 7th, 2019


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For additional quick facts about the College, visit

Posted on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 3:35 pm

Enter to Win Free ECHL All-Star Weekend Walleye Tickets

January 7th, 2019

All College employees are eligible to enter a special drawing for two tickets to the ECHL All-Star Weekend at the Huntington Center and Hensville Park January 19-21.

Each ticket includes:

  • Admission to Hensville Park Saturday, January 19 or Sunday, January 20 for the ECHL All-Star Weekend Fan Fest
  • Admission to the All-Star Game Monday, January 21
  • Commemorative 2019 ECHL All-Star Blanket

For more information about the ECHL All-Star Weekend, please visit

All employees interested must email with your name, department name and best contact phone number by 11 a.m. Monday, January 14. Type “Walleye Tickets” in the subject line.

Only one entry per person.

All winners will be selected by random draw from all entries and the winners will be contacted. Winners’ names also will be published in Onews.

Posted on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 8:40 am