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2004 Academics

Published 12/21/04
A Lifetime of Making a Difference: Retired High School Educators Spend Their Golden Years Helping Owens Findlay-area Campus Students
FINDLAY - Many retirees spend their golden years golfing or traveling the world. However, for five former high school educators, no relaxing pastime can compare to...more

Published 12/14/04
Owens Community College Faculty and Administration Agree to a Contract Extension
Owens Community College and the Owens Faculty Association wish to announce that they have agreed upon a two-year contract extension. Both the College's Board of Trustees and the faculty membership group approved the contract extension earlier today...more

Published 12/1/04
New Philosophy Shaping Child Care Center Practices at Owens
One look in the Child Care Center on Owens Community College's Toledo-area Campus will tell you that it is not your ordinary preschool/daycare center...more

Published 11/30/04
Owens Community College Names New Director of Middle College
Owens Community College has chosen Edward Willis as the new Director of Middle College. His responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of administration for Owens' new Middle College...more

Published 11/17/04
Owens Community College Board of Trustees Approve Fact Finder's Report
Owens Community College Board of Trustees earlier today unanimously approved the Fact Finder's Report from the State Employment Relations Board...more

Published 11/16/04
Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus Names New Director of Corporate and Community Education
Owens Community College has named Craig Burnside as the new Director of Corporate and Community Education on the Findlay-area Campus. His responsibilities will include overseeing...more

Published 11/16/04
Owens Community College Names New Associate Vice President of Academic Services
Owens Community College has chosen Dr. Bruce Busby as the new Associate Vice President of Academic Services. His responsibilities will include assisting the Provost with...more

Published 11/15/04
Fact Finder Issues Settlement Recommendation For Owens Community College
Owens Community College earlier today received the Fact Finder's Report from the State Employment Relations Board. Fact-Finding is a continuation of the negotiations process that the law provides...more

Published 11/8/04
Coming to America: Owens Student Has Passion to Serve Others
FINDLAY - In his native country of Ghana, Brobbey Gyening grew up inherently believing that he wanted to care for others. That Ghanaian philosophy, instilled through ancestral upbringing, has brought him halfway...more

Published 10/27/04
Area Academic Institutions to Discuss Emergency Response and Homeland Security Training Initiatives, Oct. 28
Area two- and four-year academic institutions will gather at Owens Community College to discuss heightening the Midwest's educational opportunities within emergency training as part of the first-ever...more

Published 10/27/04
Police Academy Program Offered at Owens Findlay-area Campus
FINDLAY - Students considering a career in law enforcement can pursue such an opportunity by enrolling in the Basic Peace Officer Academy Training Program at the Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus...more

Published 10/8/04
Owens Participates in Nationwide Program Dedicated to Improving Student Success
Owens Community College has been chosen as one of only five community colleges nationwide to participate in an Opening Doors initiative that measures and analyzes the impact of...more

Published 10/1/04
Starting Over: Life Lessons Learned For An Owens Student
Former financial planner Philip Baccus is attending Owens Community College by mistake. Two years ago, the 25-year-old meant to check the "transient student" box on his Owens application, which states that he would attend the College only temporarily...more

Published 9/21/04
Owens Community College Expands Toledo-area Campus With Land Acquisition
Owens Community College - the fastest growing higher educational institution in Ohio - is continuing enhance academic opportunities for area residents by acquiring additional land adjacent to the current Toledo-area Campus...more

Published 9/17/04
Owens Delivers Backpacks and School Supplies To Area Elementary School Children
Owens Community College's Alumni Association and Student Government recently brightened many children's lives through a unique community service endeavor titled, "Backpack to the Future."...more

Published 9/15/04
Owens Child Care Center Displays Works of Art During First-Ever Children's Art Show
Children attending Owens Community College's Child Care Center recently displayed their artistic qualities, creative impressions and imaginative masterpieces to the community by holding the first-ever Children's Art Show...more

Published 9/9/04
Owens' Workforce and Community Services Division Offers a Beginning Yoga Class, Sept. 23 - Oct. 28
Area residents will have the opportunity to exercise their body and mind as Owens Community College offers a Beginning Yoga class, September 23 - October 28...more

Published 9/7/04
Owens Achieves Record Setting Enrollment With Over 20,000 Students Registered For Fall
Owens Community College - the fastest growing higher educational institution in Ohio - has amassed the 20,000 mark with a record 20,160 students registered for the Fall Semester...more

Published 9/7/04
Owens Delivers Backpacks and School Supplies To Area Children, September 8-10
Owens Community College's Alumni Association and Student Government will brighten many children's lives this week through a unique community service...more

Published 9/1/04
Owens Community College Names New Associate Vice President of Business Affairs
Owens Community College has chosen David Basich as the new Associate Vice President of Business Affairs. His responsibilities will include...more

Published 8/30/04
Owens Findlay-area Campus Offers Child Care Center Services To Area Residents For Fall
FINDLAY - Area residents interested in receiving exceptional child care through innovative teaching and learning methods are invited to...more

Published 8/25/04
A Change in Direction: Mother of Two, Inspired by Father, Returns to School
When you ask Owens Community College student Natalia Bautista what motivated her to return to school after 15 years, she doesn't hesitate to say her father...more

Published 8/18/04
High School Students Put Pen to Paper At Owens Community College
Owens Community College is pleased to offer a distinctive opportunity for area high school students who have an interest in creative writing...more

Published 8/16/04
Community Writers' Workshop Forming At Owens Community College
Area residents who enjoy writing short prose or poetry are invited to join a Community Writers' Workshop at Owens Community College...more

Published 8/13/04
New Administrative Virtual Assistant Certificate Offered at Owens Community College
Owens Community College is responding to the demand for qualified office support professionals by becoming one of the first academic institutions nationwide to offer a credit certificate in Virtual Assisting...more

Published 8/10/04
Owens Strengthens Leadership With New Vice President of Human Resources Selection
Owens Community College is strengthening its leadership by naming Eugene Lapko to the position of Vice President of Human Resources...more

Published 8/6/04
An Inspiration to One Another: Owens Counselors and Local Campers Connect at Muscular Dystrophy Camp
Thinking back to those days of summer camp can kindle memories of odd- tasting meatloaf, late-night ghost stories or adventurous dares. But for some Northwest Ohio campers and counselors, summer camp means more than just...more

Published 8/5/04
New Dietary Manager Certificate Offered at Owens Community College
Owens Community College is expanding its Dietetics/HRI Technologies by offering a new Dietary Manager Certificate Program on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses...more

Published 8/2/04
Owens Community College Receives New Area Code
Owens Community College has received a new area code for both the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. The new area code, effective immediately, is "567."...more

Published 7/29/04
New Medical Reimbursement Specialist Certificate Offered at Owens Community College
Responding to the growing need of health-related office professionals, Owens Community College is expanding its Health Technologies Division to offer the Northwest Ohio community a new Medical Reimbursement Specialist Certificate Program....more

Published 7/26/04
Owens Students Touch the Lives of Area Youth During Muscular Dystrophy Camp, July 25-31
Thinking back to those days of summer camp can kindle memories of odd- tasting meatloaf, late-night ghost stories or adventurous dares. But for some Northwest Ohio campers and counselors, summer camp means...more

Published 7/15/04
Free GED Orientation Offered at Owens Workforce and Community Services Division
Are you considering enhancing your basic skills in English or math, or improving your employment skills? Sign up today for a free GED orientation at the Owens Community College Workforce and Community Services Division...more

Published 7/6/04
Owens Community College, 92.5 KISS-FM and 'Toledo City Paper' Provide Free College Education
Owens Community College, 92.5 KISS-FM and the "Toledo City Paper" are partnering to offer a unique scholarship contest, which will award free college education to...more

Published 7/1/04
Owens Offers College for Kids Summer Program in July
Are you looking for a way to spice up your child's summer? Owens Community College will offer area residents the opportunity to stretch their imaginations and...more

Published 6/28/04
Owens Graduate Forecasts the Future of Muscle Atrophy
Sweet potatoes just might find their way to the moon, according to one Owens Community College student's research. Sandy Moening, an Owens alumnus, recently...more

Published 6/24/04
Owens Community College Achieves Record Setting Enrollment For 28th Consecutive Semester
Owens Community College - the fastest growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio - has set yet another record with 7,533 students registered for the Summer Semester...more

Published 6/14/04
Owens Community College Receives Grant To Heighten Online Teaching and Technology
Owens Community College has been selected as one of only three, community colleges statewide to receive a $20,000 Ohio Learning Network grant for....more

Published 6/7/04
Third Frontier Network Assists Homeland Security Through Real-Time, Interactive Training
PERRYSBURG, OH-Ohio's Third Frontier Network (TFN), the nation's most advanced research network, will assist the Great Lakes Educational Consortium for Homeland Security Training...more

Published 5/14/04
Owens Workforce and Community Services Division Offers Landscape Design Classes in May and June
Whatever the color of your thumb, learn the tips and tricks to ensure your garden blossoms with beauty as Owens Community College offers landscape design classes in May and June...more

Published 5/13/04
Free GED Orientation Offered At Owens Findlay-area Campus
FINDLAY - Are you considering enhancing your basic skills in English or math, or improving your employment skills? Sign up today for a free GED orientation at the...more

Published 5/6/04
633 Owens Community College Students to Graduate During Spring Commencement, May 13
Six hundred thirty-three candidates for graduation, including 96 from the Findlay-area Campus, will receive their degrees and certificates during the 38th annual Spring Commencement at Owens Community College on Thursday, May 13...more

Published 5/3/04
Owens Community College Celebrates Groundbreaking For New Homeland Security Training Center
Owens Community College celebrated over three decades of providing educational training to Northwest Ohio's safety forces by breaking ground for a new $10 million Fire and Police Training Center for Homeland Security...more

Published 4/6/04
Ohio Governor Appoints New Owens Community College Board of Trustee Member
Ohio Governor Bob Taft has appointed H. Richard Rowe, an Edward Jones Investments Representative and a Findlay community leader, to the Owens Community College Board of Trustees. Rowe fills a vacancy...more

Published 3/18/04
Owens Community College Names New Associate Dean of Academic Services
Owens Community College has chosen Dawn Wetmore as the new Associate Dean of Academic Services. Her responsibilities will include assisting with curriculum development and...more

Published 3/18/04
Owens Strengthens Leadership With New Findlay-area Campus Dean Selection
With construction underway on Findlay's new 60-acre campus, Owens Community College announces the selection of a new Executive Dean. The recommendation for Judy Ennis to...more

Published 3/15/04
Roth Furs Donates Coats To Support Owens Community College Academic Programs
Owens Community College Fine and Performing Arts students will soon have the opportunity enhance their theatrical wardrobe because of a local business' generous donation...more

Published 3/12/04
Owens Foundation Awards Scholarships To SIFE Students, March 18
FINDLAY - The Owens Community College Foundation is providing new educational opportunities for area residents by announcing the creation of two $1,000 Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) scholarships. The new...more

Published 3/8/04
Owens Community College Foundation Initiates 2004 Annual Giving Campaign
The Owens Community College Foundation is investing in Northwest Ohio's educational future by initiating an Annual Giving Campaign. Funds generated from the Annual Giving...more

Published 3/2/04
Owens Community College Foundation Establishes Scholarship Fund for Ironworkers' Children
The Owens Community College Foundation is reaching out to the families of the four ironworkers who lost their lives in the I-280 bridge tragedy by establishing a scholarship fund to honor their memory. Funds generated from the scholarships will...more

Published 2/26/04
Owens Community College and The University of Findlay Collaborate on Homeland Security Initiatives
Owens Community College and The University of Findlay are entering into a unique agreement, establishing a regional organization to heighten the Midwest's educational opportunities within emergency...more

Published 2/20/04
Owens Community College and Bowsher High School Explore Student Success Through Educational Partnership
For many students, entering college is often an uphill struggle resulting in the need to improve upon basic academic skills. Owens Community College and Bowsher High School are forging a unique partnership to...more

Published 2/17/04
Comprehensive Strategic Plan Strengthens Owens' Position as Leader In Higher Education
Serving as Northwest Ohio's number one choice in higher education, Owens Community College is committed to building upon its rich tradition by bringing academic excellence into the 21st century. The College is defining its...more

Published 2/16/04
Owens Strengthens Support for Homeland Security Initiative
Owens Community College continues to strengthen its community support for the future Fire and Police Training Center for Professional Development and Homeland Security with the recent...more

Published 2/16/04
Owens Community College Provides Leadership In Ohio's Workforce Training Efforts
In today's rapidly changing job market the need for area residents to continually upgrade and advance their educational training is great than ever. Owens Community College is at the forefront of...more

Published 2/13/04
Owens Community College Names New Dean of Industrial and Engineering Technologies
Owens Community College has chosen Mark Durivage as the new Dean of the Industrial and Engineering Technologies Division. His responsibilities will...more

Published 2/4/04
Owens' Foundation and Alumni Association Create New Scholarships
Owens Community College Foundation was awarded a $10,000 donation by the Alumni Association to enhance academic opportunities for Northwest Ohio residents. The contribution will be used to...more

Published 1/28/04
Owens Community College Surpasses Record Setting Enrollment For The 27th Consecutive Semester
Owens Community College continues to provide Northwest Ohio residents with excellence in higher education, experiencing yet another record-breaking enrollment with 18,509 students...more

Published 1/6/04
Owens Community College Donates Computers to a Bangladesh College
During this season of giving, Owens Community College is reaching out abroad by providing new educational opportunities to a college in Bangladesh. In the coming...more


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