October 10, 2012

Owens Findlay-area Campus to Host ‘Discover Owens Week’, Oct. 15-20

FINDLAY, Ohio – Area residents are invited to learn about and explore the many educational programs, services and resources available at Owens Community College’s Findlay-area Campus as the academic institution serves as host to “Discover Owens Week”, Oct. 15-20.

All events are free and open to the public and will take place on the College’s Findlay-area Campus. Owens is located on 3200 Bright Road in Findlay. Attendees must register in advance for several “Discover Owens Week” events.

Activities will commence on Monday, Oct. 15 as the Findlay-area Campus hosts Explore Owens. The informational session will begin at 5 p.m. in the Education Center Atrium and provide insight into such topics as admissions and the registration process, placement testing, and student activities and resources, among other areas.

Other events taking place during “Discover Owens Week” include New Student Orientation sessions on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 1-4 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Education Center Atrium. The two interactive orientation sessions are designed to provide attendees with a variety of information focused on student success.

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, area high school students will have the opportunity to receive a taste of college life as the College presents Experience Owens Day. The event will occur from 4-7 p.m. with registration in the Education Center Atrium and provide prospective students and their families with the chance to learn about such educational services as admissions, financial aid, advising, disability services and career services. Additionally, prospective students can pre-register to sit in on a class and experience what it is like to attend college during the Experience Owens Day.

Area residents are also invited to hear the insightful words of national diversity advocate T.J. Leyden as he takes attendees on a personal journey through his life-changing transformation from a racist to an advocate for the importance of diversity and cultural appreciation as part of a free lecture presentation titled “Turning Away from Hate” at the Owens Findlay-area Campus on Thursday, Oct. 18. The lecture will begin at 11 a.m. in the College’s Conference Center.

“Discover Owens Week” activities will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 20 as the College hosts Adult Student Day from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Education Center Atrium. Area residents will have the opportunity to learn about potential challenges of entering college as a non-traditional student, the college transition, the enrollment process and financial aid, among other topics. Additionally, attendees can either participate in the College’s New Student Orientation or meet with Owens Career Services representatives and receive insight about resume writing and career exploration.

For more information about the week’s activities, call (567) 429-3656 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3656. Or, check out the Owens website at www.owens.edu/discoverowensweek/.

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.