September 10, 2012

Owens Celebrates Constitution Day With Voter Registration Events, Sept. 17-18

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College’s Student Government and the Office of Student Activities is inviting students, as well as area residents, to join in celebrating Constitution Day by bringing awareness to the importance of the voting process Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 17-18.

Owens student representatives will make available voter registration forms to individuals from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday (Sept. 17) in the Student Health and Activities Center and the College Hall Atrium on the Toledo-area Campus. Additionally, voter registration forms will be available for visitors from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 18) in the Education Center Atrium on the Findlay-area Campus.  Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township, while the Findlay-area Campus is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

Qualifications to register to vote in Ohio include holding United States citizenship status, being at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the general election and being a resident of Ohio for at least 30 consecutive days immediately before the election in which the individual intends to vote, among other areas.

In addition to voter registration, attendees will have the opportunity to receive a free U.S. Constitution pocket booklet titled “U.S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It” on both the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses.

Established in 2004, Constitution Day celebrates the significant moment in U.S. history when 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document that defined and separated powers of the federal government on Sept. 17, 1787.

The College’s Student Government is comprised of individuals who serve as the student body’s voice on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Balancing their time between school and work, Student Government members are constantly initiating new projects and events that cater to the interests of Owens’ student body.

For more information, call (567) 661-7583 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7583, or (567) 429-3029 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3029.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation 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. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.