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      Owens students welcomed back

      Summer vacation is over and it's time to hit the books and head back to school for thousands of area college students. Owens community college helps students get back in the swing of going to school by having a fall fair. All student are invited to the fair on campus were they can learn about school groups and organizations and also get some free food and activities.

      Owens is once again expanding educational opportunities for area residents by announcing the creation of enhanced curriculum for the new academic year. For fall 2011, the college will offer a new associate TMs degree in exercise science and a new certificate in dental assisting through the School of Health Sciences, as well as new associate TMs degrees in interior design and music business technology and new certificates in popular music and urban agriculture and sustainability through the School of Arts and Sciences.

      Carrots, lettuce, tomatoes and apples along with many other fruits and vegetables are also sprouting up for the first time on the Owens Toledo-area Campus as the academic institution expands its experiential learning opportunities for students, as well as faculty and staff in various academic departments and disciplines through the creation of a new community garden. The experiential learning areas are all equipped with innovative multimedia capability and computing resources, including an array of software applications and programming languages, as well as network and high-speed Internet access.

      Additionally, Owens women TMs soccer will debut this fall as a Division II member of the NJCAA. The Express will primarily compete against other colleges and universities from Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Owens TM Soccer Complex serves as the home venue for the new intercollegiate athletic program and the first match in team history will occur on Sunday, Aug. 28 against Mercyhurst North East.