Articles Archive for August 2012
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With politics being the way they are, it’s nice to see a movie that can take the edge off, and make you laugh til your side hurts.
The Campaign starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are wonderful in this must-see comedy that pushes all the right buttons and gives you that inside look into what politics are really about and what people will do to win. Back stabbing, lies, cheating, corruption, and punching babies. If that’s not enough, you also get an inside look at what really happens when a cop pulls over …
By: Cathy Zeltner
Fall Fest 2 Success took place Tuesday, August 28, 2012, from 11 am until 4 pm in the courtyard of College Hall. The annual festival gives Owens Community College students the opportunity to take a break from homework and books to enjoy a few hours of free food and fun. It is also an opportunity for clubs, groups and programs to share information with students to help them become more involved so that they can enjoy their college experience more.
Students were able to take advantage of free extreme …
Area residents are invited to learn about and explore the many available opportunities to give back to their local communities throughout Northwest Ohio as Owens Community College serves as host to a Community Volunteer Action Fair Aug. 30.
Coordinated by the Office of Service Learning, the Community Volunteer Action Fair will take place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Throughout the event, individuals can meet with local …
Owens Community College’s Environmental Club is encouraging area residents to bring their used electronic devices to the Toledo-area Campus in support of environmental awareness as the student group serves as host to an “E-Waste” Collection Drive Aug. 28.
The electronics collection drive initiative is part of a collaborative effort with Recycle It USA’s environmental program, where electronic items are either given new life and use through a refurbishment process or recycled with the various components being broken down and disseminated to recycle-specific organizations.
Items being collected include computers, displays, printers, keyboards and …
College is more than just class, books and homework. It’s about having fun, too! Want to learn how to get a college life? Stop by the Office of Student Activities in SHAC 165 on August 23 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. to learn how! We’ll be giving away free popcorn, door prizes, showing you what clubs and organizations we have on campus, what events we’re hosting and we’ll show you how you can win three free credit hours.
We’ll be launching the Tour Book. What’s the Tour Book, you ask? …
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Area residents are invited to relive the War of 1812 and arguably one of its most significant moments and military leaders of that time as Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts presents “Oliver Hazard Perry: Hero of Lake Erie” in a scholarly portrayal by Fine and Performing Arts Assistant Professor Jeremy Meier Sept. 10.
Meier’s 35-minute monologue as Commodore Perry about the Battle of Lake Erie will begin at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre on the Toledo-area Campus. The performance, which is taking place in conjunction with …
Fifty local residents are taking advantage of a second chance to realize their fullest academic and career potential as Owens Community College recently welcomed its first Gateway to College student class with the start of the Fall Semester. Owens is the only academic institution in Ohio to offer the program, which serves students who have dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out.
For Gateway to College students Larisa Burton and Theresa Brazzel, the new educational program represents hope for a brighter future for themselves and their …
Owens Community College has been chosen along with 10 other academic institutions throughout the county to participate in a national program designed to train 10,000 baby boomers over the next three years for new jobs in healthcare, education and social service.
The program is offered by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in cooperation with its member colleges and will ultimately comprise 100 colleges with special training programs for 50+ students. The Plus 50 Encore Completion Program is funded with a $3.2 million grant to AACC provided by Deerbrook Charitable …
Area residents are invited to enjoy a day of golf and entertainment in support of alumni programs and scholarships as Owens Community College’s Alumni Association holds its tenth annual Golf Classic Sept. 24.
Organized by the Owens Alumni Association’s steering committee, the golf outing will be held at Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg. The event will feature 18-holes of golf, lunch, grazing dinner and an awards program. The Golf Classic event sponsors are the Hylant Group and Hylant Administrative Services. In addition, Metzgers Printing + Mailing is the print sponsor.
“Owens Community …
Owens Community College women’s soccer will make its 2012 season debut as the Express hosts Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Aug. 25. The season opener will start at 3 p.m.
All home matches are played at the College’s Soccer Field on the Toledo-area Campus. Admission to all home matches is free.
“Our team is really looking forward to the start of the regular season,” said Mary Whisler, Owens Head Coach of the women’s soccer program. “We had a very successful season last year as a new Owens intercollegiate athletic program. I …