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Published 10/19/2004

Owens Findlay-area Campus Students in Free Enterprise To Host An Evening With Local Author, Oct. 27

John Moore FINDLAY - Owens Community College Board of Trustee member and author John Moore will appear at Owens Community College's Findlay-area Campus to provide insight into stress management and discuss his book, "A Positive Attitude is a Muscle: A Managed Stress Survivor's Manual" on Wednesday, October 27.

Organized by the College's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team, the event will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 178 on the Findlay-area Campus. Owens is located at the corner of Cory and Davis streets. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

"Owens Community College is delighted that such a well-respected and accomplished author as Mr. Moore will be addressing area residents about living a more stress-free life," said Tom Marshall, Owens Associate Professor of Marketing and Management, who serves as SIFE team advisor. "His insight into stress management will prove both entertaining and educational."

Moore's book, "A Positive Attitude is a Muscle: A Managed Stress Survivor's Manual" is based upon workshop research he has conducted throughout his career in stress management. Its approach to stress management is designed to help readers learn to use attitude, outlook and commitment as tools to manage stress in a positive manner.

Since April 2000, Moore has served as a Board of Trustee member for Owens Community College. He currently serves as a consultant and motivational speaker. Previously, Moore spent 30 years in banking, retiring as the Corporate Vice President of the former Toledo Trust Corporation. His background also includes serving as the Vice President of University Development at Bowling Green State University.

Active in the community, Moore holds board-level membership with the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Boys and Girls Club of Toledo, Urban League of Northwest Ohio and the American Red Cross. He resides in Holland.

SIFE was founded in 1975 to provide college students with educational opportunities designed to enhance their leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Such educational opportunities are initiated by practicing the principle of market economics, business ethics, entrepreneurship and personal financial success through the implementation of various projects and SIFE-sponsored events. Currently, there are more than 1,200 SIFE organizations on college and university campuses in over 33 countries.

Throughout the academic year, Owens' 30-member SIFE team participates in a variety of free enterprise educational projects and events benefiting the local community. Last year's initiatives included the organization of a community-wide Veterans' Day celebration to pay tribute to service men and women and sponsorship of a DECA Day competition for area high school students. In addition, SIFE has created a "Kick Start for Success Program," in which the team collaborated with the Salvation Army to teach children the basics of computer skills and financial responsibility.

Moore's book will be available for purchase at the event with proceeds supporting Owens SIFE team projects and initiatives. For more information about the event, call (567) 429-3530 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3530.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 29 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 credit and non-credit students, making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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