Articles Archive for October 2012
By Cathy Zeltner
Where could you find a zombie, a sock monkey and a princess enjoying crafts, games and snacks in the same place? The annual Owens Community College Halloween Alternative of course!
Friday, Oct 26, 2012, children of all ages gathered together dressed in their Halloween costume to enjoy pumpkin decorating, puppet making, trick or treating, and refreshments in the SHAC. This free event was sponsored by Student Government. Children decorated cookies and frosting dipped pretzel rods. They jumped in a castle bouncy tent, walked through a haunted house, made crafts …
By Cathy Zeltner
Author Nick Flynn visited Owens Community College on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Flynn is the author of the book, “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.” He was thrilled to have had his book used as a campus wide read at Owens, and surprised that his book was chosen.
The award winning book is a memoir about Flynn’s relationship with his alcoholic father. It has been translated into 14 different languages. The book has also been made into a movie titled, “Being Flynn.” Flynn told of his father meeting actor …
The Owens Community College men’s soccer team will look to advance to their first national tournament as the Express compete in the NJCAA Region XII Men’s Soccer Championship at Grand Haven High School in Grand Haven, Mich., Oct. 24-28
Coached by Art Johnson, the Express will take a 14-5-1 overall record into the six-team single elimination tournament where they will play the Ancilla College (3-8-3)/Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (13-5-1) winner at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The championship match will occur at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. …
Owens Community College’s Office of Veterans Services will honor American service men and women for their commitment and sacrifice by hosting a free Veterans Expo Nov. 7.
The Veterans Expo, which is taking place in honor of Veterans Day, will occur from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the College’s Audio/Visual Classroom Center Rooms 125-128 on the Toledo-area Campus. All activities are free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Serving as the Veterans Expo’s featured speaker is U.S. Army veteran Holly Koester. Koester served in the U.S. Army for 10 years …
The Owens Community College women’s soccer team will make its second trip to the postseason as the Express compete in the NJCAA Region XII Women’s Soccer Championship this weekend. The tournament will be held at Jackson Community College in Jackson, Mich., Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 27-28.
Led by second-year Head Coach Mary Whisler, the Express will take a 12-2-3 overall record into the four-team single elimination tournament where they will play Muskegon CC (5-6-2) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. If they would advance, the Express will play the Schoolcraft College (13-4-2)/Delta …
Owens Community College’s Office of Students Activities is providing opportunities for area residents to make a difference in their surrounding Northwest Ohio communities by announcing the second annual “The Giving Tree” community outreach program. During the month of November, individuals will have the chance to give back to others through acts of kindness as determined by messages on designated leaves of “The Giving Tree”.
Beginning Thursday, Nov. 1, participants will have the first opportunity to choose a leaf on “The Giving Tree” for their community outreach assignment. Trees will be located …
Owens Community College is expanding its educational opportunities within medical assisting by announcing the creation of a new compressed Medical Assisting Associate Degree Program. Beginning Spring Semester 2013, the new compressed program will be offered on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses.
“Owens Community College is excited to complement our current academic offerings with a new compressed Medical Assisting Associate Degree Program option that provides area residents with an alternative way to pursue a college education,” said Diane Morlock, Owens Interim Chair of Medical Assisting. “Employment opportunities within the medical assisting …
Children attending Owens Community College’s Child Care Center will display their artistic qualities, creative impressions and imaginative masterpieces as part of the eighth annual Children’s Art Show, Oct. 26 – Nov. 7. This year’s show will be held for the fourth time in Owens’ Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery.
In addition, the College will host an opening reception for the artists on Friday, Oct. 26 from 4-6 p.m. in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. Both the reception and exhibit are free and the public is encouraged to attend.
The College will …
Owens Community College has been chosen along with nine other academic institutions in Ohio to help first-time community college students succeed in their academic and career aspirations as part of the new AmeriCorps College Completion Coaches Initiative.
The AmeriCorps College Completion Coaches Initiative is part of a collaborative effort between the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC), the Ohio College Access Network (OCAN) and ServeOhio (Ohio Commision on Service and Volunteerism).
“In this exciting initiative, we are using the leadership skills of recent community college graduates to provide mentoring and coaching …