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CaterSuite Demonstrations and Training

February 20th, 2019

Your friends at AVI Fresh have implemented a new online ordering system called CaterSuite which is very user-friendly and should be an easy transition for users from the former system, CaterTrax.

Below is a link to a presentation that walks you through how to setup your account and then how to place an order. We will also be hosting another training sessions on Wednesday, February 27 in the conference room adjacent to Fireside Grill from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you are not able to attend either training and need further explanation beyond the Presentation then please contact David Wahr, Director of Business Operations at david_wahr@owens.edu and he will work with you to set up an individual time to walk through it.

CaterSuite4_training_presentation.pdf

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 9:16 am



Tickets at Work Corporate Discount Program

February 19th, 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 and 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!

COMPANY CODE: CPOWENS

How to Get Started:

  1. Go to http://www.ticketsatwork.com
  2. Click on “Become a Member”.
  3. You will be prompted to create an account with your email address & company code: CPOWENS

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

Posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 10:39 am



Transfer Rates on the Rise

February 18th, 2019

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE COLLEGE FROM INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH:

The percentage of all unduplicated students enrolled during one academic year who transfer to another school the following academic year has risen on both campuses over the past five years, particularly the Findlay-area Campus.

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*Note: Chart scale does not go from 0%-100% in order to make change over time more visible.

For transfer rates by program, see https://intranet.owens.edu/ir/transfer-rates-program-AY2013-AY2017.xlsx.

Posted on Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 11:45 am



Free Pops Concert – March 10

February 18th, 2019

The Owens Community College Concert Band will perform a Free Pops Concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday March 10 in the Center for Fine & Performing Arts. The program will include Broadway Show Songs, hits from the 50’s and 60’s, music celebrating Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Days, marches, and much more. The featured soloist will be Trumpeter Mark Padley of Martin, Ohio playing “The Man With the Horn.” Free refreshments will be served shortly after the performance in the theater lobby. For more information call (567)661-7081.

Posted on Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 9:23 am



Arts Performance Series Welcomes Rich Holsworth Jazz Trio – February 16

February 14th, 2019

The Music Business Technology Portfolio I class presents the Rich Holsworth Jazz Trio at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16 in the Accent on the Arts concert series. Admission is free.

Featuring Rich Holsworth on guitar and guitar synthesizer, Chris Vance on upright bass and Rob Ticherich on drums, the trio plays chamber jazz inspired by artists as diverse as Duke Ellington, Mike Stern and Bela Bartok.

Music Business Technology students design, book, promote and present the Accent on the Arts concert series each academic year.

For more information, please visit www.owens.edu/arts.

Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 9:09 am



Social/Behavioral Sciences Hosts Reception for Visiting Geography Professor

February 13th, 2019

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences will host a reception for Dr. Derek Alderman, Professor of Geography at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, February 14 in Founders Hall Faculty Lounge (room 1069). All faculty and staff are invited. Refreshments will be served.

Dr. Alderman will be presenting on the topic, “The Maps Behind the Movement: African American Freedom Struggles as Geographical Work”, at the University of Toledo at 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 15. His visit is sponsored in part by Owens Community College.

For more information, please contact Scott Deaner, Professor of Geography, l_deaner@owens.edu, or Dr. Ramona Olvera, Chair, ramona_olvera@owens.edu.

Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 9:18 am



Student Services Offices Closed February 22

February 13th, 2019

Offices that comprise the Student Services Division will be closed on Friday, February 22 so that all staff may participate in the Student Services Division Training Day. These offices include:

Admissions International Student Services
Advising Oserve
Athletics Records
Career & Transfer Services Student Conduct/Student Life
Counseling Services Testing Services
Disability Resource Center Veterans Services
Financial Aid VP Student Services office

All offices will resume their regular hours on Monday, February 25.

Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 9:17 am



Express Card Account Program to be Discontinued

February 13th, 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 student_accounts@owens.edu. 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 david_wahr@owens.edu with any questions or visit the Express Card web page at www.owens.edu/expresscard for additional information.

Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 9:17 am



Volleyball National Championship Portrait Unveiling – February 18

February 11th, 2019

Faculty and staff are invited to join us for the unveiling of the Women’s Volleyball National Championship portrait that will permanently hang in the SHAC to recognize this team’s accomplishments. This recognition was made possible through support from the Owens Alumni Association. Owens Community College is excited to display this portrait of the Owens women’s team who went through the OCCAC Conference matches with a 16 – 0 record.  The team went on to win the Regional Tournament and also the District Tournament and did not drop a set.  In the NJCAA DIII National Volleyball Tournament, Owens beat Eastfield to win the National Title.  Also, Michaela Eisnhauer was the Most Valuable Player in the Tournament and National Player of the Year.  Sonny Lewis was the Coach of the Year and Summer Sweeting and Kennedy Ames made the All-Tournament Team.

Joining us in this celebration will be Ohio Senator Theresa Gavarone, Ohio House of Representative Steve Arndt, and Chancellor Randy Gardner of the Department of Higher Education.  They will provide special recognition to the women’s volleyball team from the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives.  Please join us on Monday, February 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the SHAC.

Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 4:53 pm



Course Completion Rates for Fall Rise

February 11th, 2019

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE COLLEGE FROM INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH:

The percentage of course enrollments resulting in a passing grade of D or better continues to rise and was 82.5% for Fall 2018.

*Note: Chart scale does not go from 0%-100% in order to make change over time more visible.

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For grades and completion rates by course and a variety of student and course characteristics, see the Course Completion Dashboard. To view data for Fall 2018 compared to previous fall terms, click on the peach-shaded “Fall” button within the “Semester Slicer”. Fall 2018 grades will appear under the 2019 Academic Year column.

Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 9:46 am