Sunday announcements, college, April 6

Children’s books come to life at Mazza Museum

FINDLAY Owens Community College’s Findlay-area campus is to feature children’s picture book illustrations from the Mazza Museum featuring “Animals Acting Like People.

The exhibit is 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays through May 9 in the campus library, 3200 Bright Road.

STEAM event at Terra

FREMONT – Terra State Community College students and faculty from the Early Childhood Education Department and the Terra Association of Future Teachers is to host a “Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Math” event 3-7 p.m. April 15 in the Student Activities Center.

Children are to have the opportunity to experiment with rockets, design airplanes, engage in new computer technologies, explore pop-up playgrounds and discover the arts.

For more information, call Stacey Pistorova, at (419) 559-2216.

Annual egg hunt featured at TU

Tiffin University’s Student Government is to host the annual Christi Thomas Memorial Easter Egg Hunt at 3:30 p.m. April 16 in the Legacy Courtyard of the Tiffin University Campus.

Children are asked to meet in the Osceola Theatre and bring their own baskets.

Age groups are to be set up and hunting times may vary.

Special appearances are to be made from TU’s Dragon and the Easter Bunny.

For more information, call Laura Green at (419) 448-3424 or by email

Saudi Arabian cuisine featured at Phat Cakes

Phat Cakes & Cafe, Tiffin University and the International Cultural Center is to host Arabian Nights at 6 p.m April 16 at Phat Cakes & Cafe.

Tickets for the event are $10. Tickets are presale only and are not to be available the night of the event.

Participants are to have the opportunity to talk with Tiffin University students from Saudi Arabia and eat Saudi Arabian-style cuisine.

To purchase tickets, call Phat Cakes at (567) 220-6118 or by contacting the International Cultural Center at (419) 447-3358.

Heidelberg facility design honored

Saurwein Health & Wellness Center has appeared in the spring 2014 Learning By Design magazine as an “Outstanding Project.”

The Design Collaborative Inc., the architect for the project that was completed in the summer 2012, submitted the project for consideration in the magazine.

The article gives key statistics of the facility and explains various architectural choices incorporated by The Design Collaborative.

HU students return from volunteering with Outreach360

Ten students and professors Cindy Lepely and David Kimmel of Heidelberg University spent their spring break in Jinotega, Nicaragua, serving as volunteers with the Outreach360 program.

Outreach360 runs special programs to strengthen literary skills in Spanish and basic English

Students from Heidelberg were student leader Martha Reyes and Dylan Blanton, Kaitlynn Caldwell, Cole Hetman, Bethany Pelzer, Amanda Perry, Jessica Reed, Jenna Rhoades, Marina Richley and T.J. Wasserman.

Other students volunteering over their spring break were Ethan Browne and Dylan Lohr, who traveled to Biloxi, Miss.; and Christine Reinhart of New Riegel, who traveled to Morehead, Ky.

HU professor chosen as fellow

Justin Pruneski, assistant professor of biology at Heidelberg University, has been selected as a new case fellow for the Science Case network. Over the next year, Pruneski is to work with a mentor and other fellows to develop new case studies and participate in online discussion and collaboration around the use of case studies in the teaching of science.

The resulting work is to be published to make it available for other instructors to adopt/adapt, and will be presented at a science education research conference.

Research scientist speaks at workshop

Rem Confessor, research scientist with Heidelberg University’s National Center for Water Quality Research, gave a talk and participated in the Great Lakes Soil and Water Assessment Tool Modeling Workshop March 18-19 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

His presentation was “SWAT Calibration: What Are We Missing?”

Bush preps students for dig

David Bush, professor of anthropology at Heidelberg University, gave a presentation to fifth-graders from Immaculate Conception School in Port Clinton in preparation for their participation in the ongoing Experiential Learning Program at Johnson’s Island.

The students’ visit to Johnson’s Island is scheduled for May 5.

HU scientists present water quality update

Ken Krieger, director of the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University, and research scientist Laura Johnson attended the Ohio Water Resources Council Workgroup for Water Resources Monitoring meeting in Columbus March 21.

At the meeting, Johnson presented an update from the Heidelberg long-term tributary loading program, titled “Trends in Water Quality across Ohio Watersheds.”

TU professor to present at Akron conference

Jonathan Appel, professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Tiffin University, together with his wife, Dohee Kim-Appel, is to present Friday at the Ohio Marriage and Family Therapy Conference in Akron.

TU professor publishes first book

Tiffin University Adjunct Professor Seraphina Nova has published her debut novel, titled “Another Stone to Carry.”

It is the tale of Kass, a small-town girl with big dreams, who fights through sexual assault, drug addiction and the misery of life on the street. But it is a childhood acquaintance, Nina, who turns Kass’ world upside down and challenges everything she thought she knew.

Webster attends conference

FREMONT – Terra Community College President Jerome Webster attended Sen. Sherrod Brown’s seventh annual Ohio College President’s Conference March 26 in Washington, D.C.

The conference brought together leaders from two-year, four-year, private, public and community colleges to discuss challenges and goals for students and institutions.

Findlay concert choir to perform

FINDLAY – The 70-voice University of Findlay Concert Chorale and a 50-piece orchestra are to perform “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by Welsh composer Karl Jenkens at 3 p.m. today in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Auditorium.

Local students participating are Rachael Flood of Sycamore and Sarah Walter of Carey.

Sycamore native to perform in Findlay concert

FINDLAY Rachael Flood of Sycamore is to perform in The University of Findlay’s University Singers’ annual Family Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary, TLB Auditorium.

Area natives perform in concert

FINDLAY – Ryan Wood of Tiffin and Nicholas Koehler of Upper Sandusky performed in The University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble’s Spring Concert March 23.