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Sunday announcements, May 5

TU to host pinning ceremony for ACUE-Credentialed faculty

Seventeen members of Tiffin University’s faculty is to be recognized for earning a nationally recognized teaching credential co-endorsed by the Association of College and University Educators and the American Council on Education during a pinning ceremony Thursday. The ceremony is to take place in the Marion Center at 11 a.m.

This cohort of faculty members enrolled in a new course, “Career Readiness and 21st Century Skills” fall semester of 2018. The course, based on more than 30 years of research that document the evidence-based teaching practices, have been shown to improve student outcomes while also providing course-embedded career guidance. TU faculty learned how to develop course content, assignments, and assessments to help students develop “career-ready” skills.

Kristina Collins, vice provost of academic excellence, distinctiveness, and effectiveness at Tiffin University led the faculty cohort and mentored them in using new skills in their classes.

The credentialed faculty members to be recognized include:

Professor Steve Borawski; Erin Dean; Ana Paula Fantini; Danielle Foster; Professor Tiffanie Goff; Perry Haan; Vicki Ingalls; Fang-mei Law; Professor Tom Marben; Michelle Maus; Professor Corri Miller; Sandra Miller; Sharon Perry-Fantini; Stephanie Opfer; Mark Sabo; Craig Stapley; and Ali Yurekli.

The program was made possible by a $1.2 million grant from Strada Education Network, a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening America’s pathways between education and employment.

Garrett Widman performing with Trine University Choir

ANGOLA, IN — The Trine University Choir, under the direction of Geoff North, D.M., presented its spring concert.

Garrett Widman of Clyde performed with the choir. Widman is majoring in Chemical Engineering at Trine.

Tommy Davis Honored at Scholar-Athlete Awards

DELAWARE — Tommy Davis of Clyde was honored April 18 at Ohio Wesleyan University’s 15th annual Dale J. Bruce Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner.

The celebration recognized Battling Bishop athletes from Ohio Wesleyan’s 25 varsity sports for their academic and athletic successes during the 2018-2019 school year.

Davis earned the Top Ten Award (based upon the student-athlete’s impact upon their family, team, university, and Delaware community) and the Dr. Jay Martin Award (top male senior student-athlete).

Davis competed on the Battling Bishop men’s track & field team.

Ohio Wesleyan inducts Lydia Arnold into Phi Eta Sigma

DELAWARE — Lydia Arnold of Tiffin was inducted April 23 into Ohio Wesleyan University’s chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

Phi Eta Sigma recognizes freshmen who achieved a grade-point average of 3.50 or better during their first semester and who also are in the upper 20 percent of their class.

MTC will award more than 300 degrees

MARION — Hundreds of Marion Technical College students are to walk across the Marion Palace Theatre stage Saturday to collect their diplomas. More than 300 associate degrees are being are awarded to students to get to next. This is one of the largest graduating class in the last five years.

Keynote speaker Jean Obenour is a graduate of MTC. She is the owner of Custom Professional Accounting of Marion for 25 years. She is active in our local community, active in a number of local organizations, including serving on the board of directors of the MTC Foundation. Obenour remembers taking one class at a time toward her associate of applied business in business management while she was a working mother.

The MTC Board of Trustees, faculty and staff are to present these graduates with their awards at the Palace Theatre in Marion at 10 a.m. Advance tickets are required.

Need a Mother’s Day gift? Stop by the T-SPL

Come visit the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library for “Drop In Mother’s Day Crafts” 2-4 p.m. Friday in the Frost Kalnow Room.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751, follow us on Facebook, or log on to www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Last session of knitters group until September

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Sit & Stitch” for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels 1:30-3:30 p.m. today, May 12 and 19 in the Junior Home Room.

This is the last month for Sit & Stitch until September.

Participants should bring their own yarn, needles, and knitting or crocheting projects.

For more information, go online to www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org or call (419) 447-3751.

Use your imagination to build at T-SPL

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Lego Saturday” 2-4 p.m. Saturday in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Children and families of all ages are invited to stop by and build their own Lego creations with friends. The Library will provide Duplo Blocks for children ages 2 to 4 and Legos for ages 4 and up. Parents of young children are asked to attend.

For more information, stop by the junior library or call (419) 447-3751.

Time to ‘get crafty’

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Get Crafty @ Your Library with the Seneca Re-Ads” 10 a.m. Friday in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Every month, workers from Seneca Re-Ads will teach participants how to make a new craft. May’s project is to be a small spring wreath. Open to adults, there is no charge, but registration is necessary.

To register or for more information, call the Library at (419) 447-3751 or go to the online calendar at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Who doesn’t enjoy Jell-O?

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the “Jell-O Jubilee” 6:30 p.m. May 14 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Jell-O has been a staple for over 100 years, from the dinner table to church potlucks. Prepare a favorite Jell-O dish to share while we talk about the history of Jell-O and its role in society.

The program is inspired by the book “Jell-O Girls: A Family History” by Allie Rowbottom.

For more information call (419) 447-3751 or log onto www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Learn more about 3D printing

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to offer a program on 3D Printing at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Frost Kalnow Room.

For anyone who has ever been interested in how a 3D printer works, Keven Rinaman is to demonstrate a 3D printer in action and show some examples of 3D prints and classroom lessons.

Rinaman is the director of technology at Calvert Catholic Schools, an adjunct professor of education at Tiffin University, and a MakerBot Certified Educator.

For more information, call the Library at (419) 447-3751 or go to the online calendar at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

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