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Sunday announcements

October 17, 2011
The Advertiser-Tribune

Foundation looks to be charitable

Tiffin Charitable Foundation Inc. is accepting grant proposals for three of its charitable component funds.

The foundation accepts grant applications from public and private organizations in Tiffin and Seneca County that are tax exempt according to Section 501(c)(3) of Internal Revenue Code.

Grant applications should be submitted on the Tiffin Charitable Foundation Inc. grant application form. Forms can be requested by emailing TCF administrator at or calling (419) 448-1791. Mail completed grant application forms to Tiffin Charitable Foundation Inc., 68 S. Washington St., Tiffin.

White Family Charitable Fund

White Family Charitable Fund is committed to funding charitable purposes which assist and promote the well-being of the citizens of Tiffin and Seneca County. Applications are accepted every quarter. Deadline for applications is Nov. 23.

Betty Jane Memorial Fund

Betty Jane Memorial Fund supports charitable organizations and activities in Tiffin and the surrounding area which assist and promote physical, mental, social and vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities. Applications are due Dec. 31.

George W. Deinzer Endowment Fund

George W. Deinzer Endowment Fund supports performing arts in Tiffin and Seneca County, with emphasis to assist nonprofit charitable organizations and purposes. Applications are due Dec. 31.

For more information about creating a memorial or special purpose fund, visit or contact the office at (419) 448-1791.

T-SPL to thank Musgrave

Tiffin-Seneca Public is to host a "thank you" party in honor of the retirement of Ruth Anne Musgrave from Ohio State University's Extension Office.

The party is to be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Frost Kalnow Room. Musgrave, the former family and consumer science educator, presented programs at the library ranging from budgeting and finance to cooking and decorating for the holidays.

The party is free. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share with the group. Register by calling the library at (419) 447-3751 or at the circulation desk.

Library board to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's board of directors is to meet at noon Tuesday in Junior Home Room.

'Read It-See It' continues

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host a book discussion of "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen as part of the "Read ItSee It" series with The Ritz Theatre at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 in Frost Kalnow Room. Copies of the book are available at the library's check-out desk and include large-print and audiobook versions.

The Ritz Theatre is to feature the motion picture "Pride and Prejudice" at 2 p.m. Nov. 20. Patrons can present their library card and get free popcorn.

T-SPL to host Stephen King event

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to present the program "Stephen King's Colorado" at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 in Frost Kalnow Room. Presented by Shaker Heights Librarian Ed Rossman, participants are to take a photographic slide tour of the Colorado that inspired some of King's best works, including "The Shining," "The Stand" and "Misery."

Participants also are to engage in trivia games, crossword puzzles and word jumbles about King and his career as well as look at King's website and listen to King's radio station. The program is free.

T-SPL to have book discussion

Books are available for Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's next adult book discussion. "Let's Talk About It" is to meet at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3 in Junior Home Room. The book, "Drawing in the Dust" by Zoe Klein, is to be discussed.

Multiple copies of the book are available at the check-out desk. The event is free, and refreshments are to be provided.

Nooks at Mohawk Community Library

SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library has received two color Nooks from Mohawk Library Foundation. One is dedicated for young adult fiction, and the other is for adult books only. Patrons must be at least 16 and have parental permission to check out a Nook. Each is available for a three-week check out with a Mohawk Community Library card. More books are to be downloaded on each reader in the future. The library's Kindle still is available for checkout.

Sears promoted within E.C.I.

Encouraging and Celebrating Independence Inc. has appointed Kellie Carte Sears of Fremont as its business development and marketing director.

Tiffin-based E.C.I. employs more than 260 people who provide various services for the developmentally disabled in multiple Ohio counties, including Seneca County.

Sears has more than 20 years of business experience and possesses a bachelor's degree from Tiffin University and professional certification from University of Vermont in community economic development. Sears is to direct marketing efforts for E.C.I., expand and develop new programs and provide public relations services. Also, Sears is to launch Baskets of Hope, a gift-basket business.

O.E. Meyer is accredited

O.E. Meyer Co., Home Medical Equipment and Oxygen has received notification the company has met the requirements for the Home Care Accreditation program from The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission oversees the safety and quality of health care and other services provided in accredited organizations.

O.E. Meyer Co. has home care locations in Tiffin, Fremont, Lorain, Toledo and Sandusky.

Some health concerns not an issue when donating blood

Think you're not a good candidate for blood donation? Think again. Sometimes, people with high blood pressure and diabetes suspect they are not eligible to give blood. Many cancer survivors say they also believe they will be deferred because of their previous illness.

"But that's not always the case," said Kathy Smith, collections director for the Western Lake Erie Region of American Red Cross. "We're working to dispel myths and to educate people about who can give blood and when."

In the United States, about 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood. The most common reason someone might not be able to give on any given day is low hemoglobin. And Red Cross officials say that measure of iron in red blood cells can often be improved by eating more iron-rich foods or by talking to your doctor about taking iron supplements.

Donors with high blood pressure, for instance, can give blood as long as their condition is controlled. And diabetics can give if their blood sugar is controlled with diet, oral medication or with most insulins. Some cancer survivors can also donate. Donors with a history of nonhematologic cancer must be cancer-free for one year, have completed all their treatments, and meet all other eligibility criteria.

TU to have trick-or-treat

Tiffin University's office of student affairs is to host the annual community trick-or-treat activity 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27.

Tiffin-area children can take family and friends to Legacy Courtyard to participate in activities. Some of the festivities are to include roasting marshmallows, coloring in the courtyard and games. Candy is to be distributed at several residence halls and campus houses. The rain location for the event is Gillmor Student Center.

For more information, call (419) 448-3424 or e-mail

TMS to host conferences

Tiffin Middle School parent-teacher conferences are to be 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. Students are to attend school Thursday but not Friday. A letter was sent home with students Sept. 30. A copy also is available on the school website, Parents should follow the instructions in the letter to request a conference with teachers. For more information, call (419) 447-3358.

NCOESC board to meet

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center's board is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tiffin office, 928 W. Market St., Suite A, Tiffin.

NCA boards to meet

North Central Academy's board is to meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center office at 928 W. Market St., Suite A, Tiffin. The audit committee is to meet after the meeting. The Fremont board is to meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday, also at the Tiffin office. The audit committee is to meet after it.

Fostoria board changes meeting

FOSTORIA - The date for the November work session of Fostoria City Schools Board of Education has been changed from Nov. 14 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Holmes Administration Building. No board action is to be taken.

Empty Bowls event Tuesday

FOSTORIA - Fostoria Junior and Senior High School's art club is to offer the annual Empty Bowls project 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria. Art students, creative cuisine students and St. Wendelin Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 11046 have collaborated in making bowls, mugs and soup for the event. The meal is to include soups, bread and water, and all proceeds are to benefit Fostoria Sharing Kitchen and Food Pantry. The goal is to raise $800.

The Empty Bowls concept started in 1990. Guests gave a minimum donation of $10, were served a meal of soup and bread and could keep the bowl as a reminder there always are empty bowls in the world.

Clyde-GS to have information night

CLYDE - Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District is to host a levy information night at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Green Springs Elementary School cafeteria.

Scholarship contest under way

The Elks National Foundation most valuable student scholarship contest is under way for high school seniors wanting to attend a four-year program. Applications are available at

scholars. They are due to the lodge on or before Dec. 2.

Sentinel to seek nominations

The Sentinel Career and Technology Center Alumni Hall of Fame was established to celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding alumni who make substantial contributions in their chosen profession.

To receive the award, the recipient must have completed a Sentinel program and graduated from high school for at least seven years; given time, effort and talent for the enhancement of his/her chosen profession; have demonstrated leadership and high standards in his/her profession; have demonstrated commendable citizenship; and have demonstrated a willingness to volunteer in the community.

Any individual who has completed a Sentinel program may be nominated, but is not to be considered until seven years after graduating from high school. Nominations may be submitted by anyone. Nominees are to be sent an application/information questionnaire form, which must be submitted to the selection committee to be considered for the award.

Induction into the hall of fame is to take place at the National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony March 5. Inductees are to receive a plaque and citation. A plaque also is to be placed in the Alumni Hall of Fame display at Sentinel.

To nominate an individual, contact Sentinel at (419) 448-1212, by mail at 793 E. TR 201, Tiffin, OH 44883, or e-mail sentinel@ People should provide the individual's name, year of graduation, career position and current contact information. Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 20.

ASSE seeks assistance

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking people to serve as area representatives in the community. The representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise exchange students in the community. They are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. For more information, call (800) 736-1760 or e-mail asseusamid

McPherson honors students

CLYDE - September students of the month at McPherson Middle School are sixth-graders Samantha Ackerman and Seth Eisenhower, seventh-graders Cheyenne Kanyuh and Heath Maines, and eighth-graders Olivia Hammons and Brendan Daniels.

Quiz bowl teams compete

Seneca/Wyandot/Put-in-Bay/Sandusky Area High School Quiz Bowl League continued its regular season play with matches at North Central Academy, Hopewell-Loudon High School and Calvert High School. Columbian High School is 5-1 and Old Fort High School is 5-2 and lead up North Division of the 17-team league. Clyde High School is 4-1, and Bridges Community Academy is 4-2. Ranking next are Bettsville High School at 3-2 and Put-in-Bay High School at 3-3.

In South Division, Hopewell-Loudon, 5-1, with its only loss coming to Put-in-Bay, has risen to the top of its division. Tied for second at 4-2 are Seneca East High School and Upper Sandusky High School. Calvert, Carey High School and St. Wendelin High School share a three-way tie for third at 3-3.

The combined scores from the October matches are Bettsville-Old Fort, 50-40; Bettsville-Ross High School, 65-5; Bridges-North Central Academy, 45-5; Calvert-Fostoria High School, 100-75; Calvert-Mohawk High School, 40-10; Clyde-Put-in-Bay, 190-80; Clyde-Upper Sandusky, 135-20; Columbian-North Central Academy, 120-5; Columbian-Old Fort, 125-90; Columbian-Ross, 135-30; Hopewell-Loudon-Carey, 180-85; Hopewell-Loudon-Upper Sandusky, 160-55; New Riegel-Calvert, 80-55; New Riegel High School-St. Wendelin, 105-90; Old Fort-Bridges, 120-30; Old Fort-Ross, 95-65; Put-in-Bay-Carey, 145-80; Put-in-Bay-Hopewell-Loudon, 150-140; Ross-Bridges, 80-75; Seneca East-Fostoria, 85-70; Seneca East-Mohawk, 80-55; Seneca East-New Riegel, 150-140; St. Wendelin-Fostoria, 105-15; St. Wendelin-Mohawk, 150-80; and Upper Sandusky-Carey, 90-30.

New Yorker essayist to visit 'Berg

Two-time Thurber Award-winning author Ian Frazier is to visit Heidelberg University Nov. 3 for a master class, a keynote lecture and a book signing.

Described as "America's greatest essayist" and "a great story teller," Frazier has been an essayist for the New Yorker since 1974. He won acclaim for his collections of essays and books, most recently, "Travels in Siberia" (2010). He received the Thurber award in 2009 for "Lamentations of the Father" and in 1997 for "Coyote v. Acme."

Born in Hudson, Frazier documented his connection to Tiffin and Heidelberg in his 1994 memoir, "Family." His maternal great-grandfather, O.A.S. Hursh, was a professor of religion and philosophy at Heidelberg from 1867 until his death in 1882. The family built a home on Greenfield Street on the site of what is now Miller Residence Hall. Frazier's grandfather, O.C. Hursh, graduated from Columbian High School and Heidelberg. His great aunts lived in the home until Heidelberg purchased it.

Frazier is to have a master class in Herbster Chapel 9:30-11 a.m., deliver "An Evening with Ian Frazier" 7:30-9 p.m. in Rickly Chapel and attend an afterglow reception and book signing at 9 p.m. in University Hall.

For more information, call (419) 448-2047 or e-mail

Tournament to benefit 'Berg team

Madison Street Pub and Grub is to host a Texas Hold Em poker tournament to benefit Heidelberg University's women's basketball team and its fundraising efforts. The tournament is 12:30 p.m., with registration at noon, Oct. 23. It is to have a $40 buy-in, a $5 add-on at the door and $20 rebuys before and at the first break. For more information, call (419) 448-2939 or (330) 464-3286.

Terra to host workshop

FREMONT - The music department at Terra State Community College is to present "Winds and Brass Day" Nov. 5.

The daylong workshop includes opportunities for wind and brass players to attend performance master classes, instrument seminars, ensemble coaching and presentations and performances by the Terra faculty wind quintet.

Also available to workshop participants are clinics about musician's health, practice methods and vendors from Forte Music and Di Zhao flutes. Instrument seminars include discussions and information about posture, breathing, embouchure and tone, reed issues and fixing playing concerns for instrumentalists.

The workshop is open to all ages and levels of experience for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba and euphonium players.

"Winds and Brass Day" is to be 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with registration at 9:30 p.m., in Terra's new Fine and Performing Arts Wing located in Arts and Health Technologies Center, Building D.

The workshop registration fee is $20 per person, which includes a lunch and beverages. The registration deadline is Nov. 1. Register by calling (419) 559-2233.

TU has Graduate Senate

Tiffin University's Graduate Senate is extending a global reach in academic development for the university's 15 master's degree programs delivered online, on campus and in satellite locations in Ohio, Taipei, Taiwan, and Bucharest, Romania. Now in its second year, TU Graduate Senate comprises 14 full and associate professors.

"During the past four months alone, Graduate Senate members have blazed a trail of professional development across the United States and in 12 countries in Europe and Asia," said Bonnie Tiell, dean of graduate studies and associate professor of management. "Faculty have taught overseas, participated in international conferences, coordinated graduation ceremonies, presented papers or presentations and collected scholarly research."

"The Graduate Senate develops and evaluates policies related to TU graduate admissions and academic performance standards," Tiell said "Members also develop and implement scholarly support programs to enhance both the academic climate and faculty-student interactions throughout Tiffin University's educational systems and processes."

In addition to working directly with students, since May, members of Graduate Senate have presented and published papers about such topics as global mobility for business practicums, coaching effectiveness, debt burdens and a lack of financial literacy, and managing business education.

A member co-authored the seventh edition of a book for McGraw Hill, another published an essay for a German business communication textbook, two members are contributing editors for business journals and one submitted a novel for publication. Other members are chairing leadership symposiums, co-producing a talk-radio show, producing book reviews and offering consulting work.

Members include Tiell; Jonathan Appel, associate professor of psychology and criminal justice; Liz Athaide-Victor, professor of psychology and criminal justice; Venkataramana Gajjala, associate professor of economics and finance; Perry Haan, professor of marketing; Keith Haley, chairman of master's of science in criminal justice and professor of criminal justice; Steve Hurwitz, professor of psychology and criminal justice; Fang-Mei Law, associate professor of psychology and criminal justice; Laura Mays, associate professor of management; Vince Moore, chairman of master's of humanities and associate professor of English; Teresa Shafer, associate dean of international business programs and professor of management; Jan Samoriski, professor of Communication; Lillian Schumacher, dean for the school of business and associate professor of management; and Jeff Stockner, professor of law and criminal justice.

Terra employees make donations

FREMONT - Several employees at Terra State Community College have shown their love for education and family members by purchasing the naming rights for rooms in the new Arts and Health Technologies Center.

Mary Mc Cue, director of marketing and auxiliary services, donated $5,000 to name Mc Cue Exam Room in memory of her mother, Audrey M. Mc Cue, RN.

Ben Randolph, dean of business, engineering technologies and work force development, and his wife, Sharon, donated $7,000 to name June V. Randolph Study Room.

The full-time English faculty chose to donate $5,000 to name Audio Studio. One of the primary uses of the studio is to be for faculty to have a state-of-the-art facility in which to record course content material for use in distance learning classes and for use in digitally enhanced, seated classes as well.

All of the current full-time members of the department donated equally. They are Assistant Professor Pete Landino, Professor Mohr, Instructor Mike Ryan, Associate Professor Sharla Shine and Instructor Kim Vogelpohl.

For more information about donating to Terra, call (419) 559-2301.

ElderCollege taking trips

FREMONT - The ElderCollege program at Terra State Community College traveled to the Boston, Mass., area. While in Boston, the group visited such sites as John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Harvard Square and Plymouth Rock as well as the Salem area, the coastal city that was the site of the Salem Witchcraft trials of 1692.

Additional travel plans include Chicago Nov. 28-Dec. 1. The trip includes a visit to Navy Pier, the Art institute and Willis Tower as well as seeing the city decorated for the holiday season.

The AWAKE program - Adults Wanting Activities, Knowledge and Experiences - kicks off its inaugural activity by taking a trip to South Carolina for golf. The trip is scheduled for Feb. 15-20. AWAKE is a branch of the ElderCollege program.

ElderCollege/AWAKE is a membership organization open to the public at Terra for adults age 50 and older who share a common desire to learn. No previous college experience is necessary.

The course schedule varies from term to term but typically includes such topics as computers, history, art and music. There also are several educational outing opportunities during each term either in the form of travel or physical activities. For more information, visit or call (419) 559-2255.

Weaver member of Newman club

ASHLAND - Amber Weaver of Carey is a member of Newman Catholic Club at Ashland University. She is a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School.

Heck active in Social Work Club

ASHLAND - Jessica Heck of Green Springs is a member of Social Work Club at Ashland University. She is the daughter of Michael and Carolyn Heck and is a 2010 graduate of Old Fort High School.

Kent grads

KENT - Graduates of Kent State University are Dawn Einsel, magna cum laude, bachelor's degree, Clyde; Shelly Miller, master's of library science, Bloomville; and Michael Work, master's in architecture, Tiffin.

TU professor serves as lead author

Tiffin University Professor Fang-Mei Law has published the results of a study that is to help guide the development and direction of future criminal justice education programs.

Law is the lead author of the new paper, "Factors Influencing Interest in Research among Criminal Justice Students," which appears in the September issue of "Journal of Criminal Justice Education" (Vol. 22 Issue 3). She published the paper with her husband, Gwo-Jen Guo.

In the paper, Law notes the criminal justice system is moving toward being more scientifically oriented, with research methodology being a valuable tool in enabling criminal justice professionals to assess the needs in developing the direction of the field.

"It is essential that criminal justice students receive effective training in research to gain sufficient knowledge and acquire adequate skills in research methodology throughout their professional development," she said.

The paper explores the factors influencing research interest among criminal justice students. Based on their findings, the authors have proposed ways educators in the criminal justice field can further enhance the research interest among their students.



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