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Sunday announcements

April 1, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

Genealogical society to meet

Seneca County Genealogical Society is to at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the community room of the Kiwanis Manor, 7 W. Market St., Tiffin. The meeting includes a business meeting and program.

The program is to be presented by Henry Timman, former Huron County probate clerk. Timman is an experienced researcher and writer on Huron County history and genealogy. He will share knowledge on Ohio's probate records.

Fremont Area Women's Connection

Fremont Area Women's Connection is to host a tea party and luncheon 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 9 at Anjulina's Catering, 2270 W. Hayes Avenue, Fremont. The cost is $12.

A complimentary nursery is available by reservation.

Featured speaker is Linda Harrah of Parma, who is to show her tea pot collection and give tips on planning tea parties.

Register by Thursday by calling Donna at (419) 680-2251 or email Carrol at

Library closed for Easter

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to be closed today in observance of Easter and will re-open Monday with regular hours.

Babies and Books next meeting

Babies & Books at Tiffin-Seneca Publi Library is set for 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. April 16 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Register by April 9. The event is free.

To register, call (419) 447-3751 or email

Next title for book group

The next session of "Coffee by the Book: Book Group at the Wick" is set for 6-7 p.m. April 18 at Bailiwicks Coffee Co., 62 S. Washington St.

The title to be discusses is "The Vanishing Act" by Mette Jakobsen.

Board to meet

The Tiffin City Schools Board of Education is to meet at 9 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the Administration Building.

Marketing committee to meet

The Tiffin City Board of Education Marketing Committee is to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Administration Building in the conference room.

Tiffin kindergarten registration set

Tiffin City School District is seeking enrollment information for children registering for the 2-13-14 school year.

Kindergarten classes are held at Washington K-1 Elementary located at 151 Elmer St.

Children residing in the Tiffin City School District who will be five years old by Sept. 30 are eligible to enroll.

To register, contact any elementary office or Pat Smith at (419) 447-2515.

Pre-kindergarten screening is April 8-12 at the old Lincoln Building, 124 Ohio Ave.

Administration training offered

Training for assistants in medical administrative and legal office are to be offered at Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career Centers.

No pre-entrance testing is required for office training. To register, one must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Seating is limited and on first-come, first-serve basis.

Financial Aid through PELL Grant funding up to $5,645 is available for qualifying individuals.

For a schedule of upcoming classes, call Becky Bernard at (567) 201-2872 or email

Literacy program accepting applications

FOSTORIA - The Fostoria City Schools' Adult Basic and Literacy Education program is accepting new students that lack a high school diploma and are interested in obtaining their General Educational Development diploma into the program.

To enroll in classes, students are required to complete the orientation process.

Orientation to the program is a three-day process; the next scheduled orientation for the classes is 9-11 a.m. or 6-8p.m. April 8-10 and 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. April 22-24.

For question or to register, call Kelly West at (419) 436-4163.

Bellevue to take enrollment applications

BELLEVUE - Bellevue City School District is accepting applications for open enrollment for the 2013-24 school year.

Applications are available at, the Bellevue Board of Education office at 125 North St., or by calling (419) 484-5000.

The deadline for applications is May 15 and parents are to be notified of acceptance status in late June.

February students of the month

Tiffin Middle Schools students of the month for February include Eleanor Fanning, Amari Humphrey, Dustin Yates, Tyrin Smith, Kyler Fuller, Violet Hoffman, Brooke Smith, Seth Whitaker, Shaniah Madison, Trent Steinmetz, Taylor Werling and Dylan Work.

Krout visits The Ritz

As part of the "Discovery Series" at The Ritz Theater, Krout 2nd and 3rd graders watched "The Tortoise and the Hare" and "The Ugly Duckling" March 19.

Light Fantastic, a performing arts troupe from Austin, Texas, also entertained students with a glow-in-the-dark performance.

'Berg's Krieger advocates for water quality issues

In early March, Ken Krieger, director of the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University, traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of river and lake quality nationally and to raise awareness of Heidelberg's National Center for Water Quality Research.

Additionally, the delegation presented a suggestion to redirect some federal funds to for programs to improve water quality in watersheds, and funnel them instead to states as a way to improve effectiveness of the programs.

'Berg wine tasting

Heidelberg University is to host a wine tasting and silent auction to benefit its annual fund, which supports academic and experiential needs of its students.

"Uncorked: Sip. Savor. Support." is 5:30 p.m. April 20 in the Saurwein Health and Wellness Center. The cost is $50 per person.

For additional information contact Ashely Helmstetter, at (419) 448-2231 or email Register at

Program earns prof national award

Daniel Cruikshanks, associate professor of counseling and clinical coordinator for Heidelberg University's graduate counseling program, and former graduate counseling member Stephanie Burns received the 2013 ACA Branch Best Innovative Practice Award At the American Counseling Associations National Awards Ceremony in Cincinnati, for the Midwest Region for the Ohio Counseling Association Mentoring Program.

HU chemistry club takes Chicago

During spring break, Heidelberg University Chemistry Club traveled to Chicago to learn about potential careers for students with a bachelor's degree in chemistry or biology.

Students participating in the trip were Jayna Geuy, Geoff Clay, Jon Miller, Lainey Barnett, Lily White, Jake Cochran, Andrew Christner and Lauren Stainbrook. Nathan Beres, assistant professor of chemistry, organized the trip.

HU school of education ranked

The 2012 Education Preparation Performance Report, recently released by the Ohio Board of Regents, ranks Heidelberg University's teacher preparation program as one of seven of 51 programs statewide to have more than 95 percent of recent graduates meet or exceed a measure called "value-added."

The measure statistically shows whether teachers made a year's worth of academic progress in a given year, regardless of what they knew at the start of the year. The report includes people who teach math and reading in grades 4-8 for the past three years.

'Berg biologist part of panel

Pam Faber, professor of biology and chair of the department of environmental and biological studies at Heidelberg University, served as a panelist for Capital University's Tri Beta Biology Honorary March 12. The topic was "The Biology of Love."

Heidelberg speech team ends season on high note

The Heidelberg speech team closed out the season with a performance at the Pi Kappa delta National Tournament at Webster University in St. Louis March 13-16.

Eighty-seix schools entered more than 2,000 events.

Sophomores Hannah Long-Higgins of Canal Winchester and Ashley Racicot of Dudley, Mass., brought home three individual trophies. Long-Higgins earned an excellent ranking in after-dinner speaking and broadcast journalism and Racicot earned an excellent in broadcast journalism.

The Speech Team, coached by adjunct communication instructor Daniel Higgins, is to conduct its annual showcase at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Herbster Chapel.

Bush shares Johnson's Island research

David Bush, professor of anthropology at Heidelberg University, gave an invited talk March 12 at the Georgia Southern University symposium on Civil War prison investigations, titled "Captive Warriors: The History and Archaeology of POWs." The title of Bush's presentation was "Twenty-Five Years of History: Archaeological Research at Johnson's Island."

Education professor talks violence, loss

Michele Castleman, assistant professor in Heidelberg University's school of education, recently presented "Dealing with a Threatening World: Using Children's Books to Help Students Make Meaning of Violence and Loss," at the Ohio Confederation of Teaching Education Organizations conference in Columbus.

'Berg director gives presentation

Kristen Lindsay, assistant dean of student affairs and director of the Owen Academic & Career Support Center at Heidelberg University, co-presented "Inspiring Development Well-Being for Entry-Level Conduct Officers" at the recent American College Personnel Association conference in Las Vegas.

Greg Haines, former HU grad assistant and community coordinator at Cal-Poly-San Luis Obispo, joined her for the presentation.

HU prof discusses Tiffin's literary past

Doug Collar, associate professor of English and integrated studies and associate dean of the honors program at Heidelberg University, spoke to the Seneca County Genealogy Society March 5 about research into Tiffin's literary connections. Highlights included Charles Locke's "A Shadow of Our Own," Virgil Scott's "The Hickory Stick" and Tiffin references in Sherwood Anderson's books.

Collar presented a luncheon talk March 8 to Trinity UCC Keenagers focusing on the stories behind some essential early jazz recordings.

Spring Phi Theta Kappa induction at Terra State

FREMONT Twenty-eight Terra State Community College students were inducted into Alpha Mu Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national two-year college honor society, during a ceremony March 21.

Those inducted include Kourtney Carrick of Attica; Michele Upton and Danielle Waldrup of Bellevue; Natalie Green of Bloomville; Keith Fought of Burgoon; Teresa Shetzer and Judi Van Doren of Clyde; Eddmond Sisco of Kansas; Franklin Klingshim, Michelle McGee, Holly Schoen, Josh Thacker, and Jomes Yoder of Tiffin.

Computer classes at Owens planned

FINDLAY -Owens Community College and non-profit Connect Ohio organization are to offer computer training opportunities during the month of April.

The classes are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 9 and 11 and 9 a.m.-noon April 20 and 27 at the College's Arrowhead Park Learning Center and 9 a.m.-noon April 17 and 24 at Hancock County JOBsolutions.

The final computer class session will be Fridays from 1-4 p.m. April 19 and 26 at Wood County JOBsolutions.

For more information, or to register for the free classes, call (567) 661-7357 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.

Gallery presents illustrations

FINDLAY -Owens Community College welcomes the return of the University of Findlay's Mazza Museum to the Findlay-area campus with original illustrations from children's books as the library gallery presents "Fabulous Friends: Illustrations from Children's Books," April 1-17.

Admission to the library gallery is free.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, contact the Library at (567) 429-3088 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3088.



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