UT to host naturalization ceremony Sept. 16
By Meghan Cunningham : September 15th, 2016
The University of Toledo will celebrate Constitution Day with a naturalization ceremony
Friday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. in the Law Center McQuade Law Auditorium.
During the ceremony, 18 people will be sworn in as U.S. citizens by Judge James R.
Knepp II of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Immigrants, who are 18 and older, are eligible to become U.S. citizens and qualify
for naturalization after being permanent residents for a minimum of five years. Those
married to a U.S. citizen and who meet all the other eligibility requirements can
apply after being a permanent resident for a minimum of three years.
“This is an important event where our campus community celebrates with these individuals
as they achieve their goal to become a U.S. citizen,” said Diane Miller, associate
vice president of the Office of Government Relations. “Hosting a naturalization ceremony
in conjunction with Constitution Day is a great opportunity for the University to
honor the history of our country.”
Constitution Day is annually observed in America to commemorate the formation and
signing of the Constitution of the United States on Sept. 17, 1787.
The event’s featured speaker will be Tracey Hidalgo, regulatory coordinator for UT,
who moved to the U.S. from Trinidad and Tobago in 2004 to pursue her undergraduate
degree and became a naturalized citizen in 2013. Hidalgo serves UT’s international
student population with their immigration needs in the Office of International Student
and Scholar Services.
UT President Sharon L. Gaber will provide a welcome, and Kayleigh Burden, president
of the Student Bar Association, will conduct the opening of the court.
Student Government President Amal Mohamed will recite the New Colossus, and Student
Government Vice President Cameron Forsythe will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
The UT Concert Chorale will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the event, which
is sponsored by the Office of Government Relations and the Center for International
Studies and Programs.
State Legislative Update
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
May was a very busy month for the state legislature. They finished a number of bills
but others will be acted upon when they reconvene in the Fall including the Higher
Education MBR. A number of bills are of interest to UT and the higher education community.
SB 310 (State Capital Bill)
The capital bill was signed by the Governor without any line item vetoes. The bill
has $21.1 million for UT renovation/upgrade projects plus another $500,000 recommended
through the Chamber of Commerce community project process for water testing equipment
at UT. (UT’s Office of Government Relations organized two requests to the community
process and the water project was supported by the Chamber committee and the Northwest
Ohio delegation to Columbus.) There were also funds for other community projects
that will pass through UT but are not to support UT activities (Lourdes University
and Carnegie Library renovation).
HB 474 Mid-Biennium Review (MBR)—Higher Education Legislative Initiatives
May was extremely busy for the House Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education, chaired
by Representative Michael Duffey, with many witnesses and lively testimony on the
bill. The public school superintendents showed up in force voicing concern about
the College Credit Plus program. Major issues of interest to us are:
1) Permitting community colleges to offer bachelor's degree programs--the chancellor
may approve up to ten programs statewide;
2) 3+1 programs--the Chancellor in conjunction with the IUC and Ohio Association of
Community Colleges shall develop a model for 3+1 programs where a student can attend
a community college for the first 3 years of a bachelor’s degree, and then complete
the degree at a university with 1 additional year of study;
3) Competency-bases education--chancellor may enter into a partnership with western
governor's university to provide competency-based education programs;
4) College Credit Plus Co-Requisite Program-allows students to enroll in remedial
and introductory course simultaneously. The Chancellor shall not approve more than
three pilot partnerships in the first year of the program.
5) College Credit Plus--restores the funding floor and determines that the funding
ceiling cannot be more than the institution’s per-credit hour rate.
6) College Credit Plus—requires the Chancellor and superintendent to adopt rules specifying
which courses are eligible for funding under college credit plus.
As mentioned in the May Update, the community college representatives argued that
the cost of attaining a bachelor’s degree can be reduced significantly if students
can take full advantage of college credit plus then complete the first three years
of their college education at a community college. The idea is that these students
will be advised by both community college and university faculty, and then the universities
can ensure that they are on a pathway to complete their degree when they enter the
university instead of taking courses in early years on campus while they are exploring
different majors. The community college presidents pushed for approval to allow them
to offer bachelor’s degrees. They said that these would be in high demand technical
areas needed to support a local workforce.
Issues relating to College Credit Plus (CCP) took up most of the energy of the Subcommittee
in late May. School superintendents had a strong voice to the need to make changes
in the program. They argued that they should be allowed to negotiate with higher
education institutions on the cost per credit instead of being required to pay the
$40/credit hour floor. They also said that they have little control over the students
who enroll for CCP since the higher education institutions make the admissions decision.
They voiced concern that some of the courses, particularly on-line courses delivered by community colleges, were not even as rigorous as standard high school courses. The AAUP also delivered
testimony questioning the rigor of these courses.
The amount of testimony coming before the Subcommittee made it impossible for the
Subcommittee to finish its work in May. Chairman Duffey of the House Finance Subcommittee
on Higher Education will be holding “listening sessions” over the summer and will
take up the bill again when the legislature convenes in the Fall. Mr. Duffey is planning
a trip to UT this summer, but the focus of this trip is likely to be on building renovation
HB384 (Higher Education Audits)
This bill, to provide the Auditor of State authority to conduct performance audits
at public higher education institutions, passed the House 97-0 and had its first hearing
at Senate Finance the week of May 23rd. UT is supporting the Inter-University Council in pushing for agreement that the
audit is pegged to student enrollment, so for UT it would not exceed $250K (the auditor
wanted the cap at $300K). Also, there will not be language in the bill saying that
the institution is involved in determining the “scope” of the audit. This is for
our protection in case there is a recommendation not implemented by the institution.
They will perform four performance audits every two years across all state agencies.
One higher education institution of the 43 statewide entities (universities, community
colleges, career colleges) will be audited every two years. A state institution of
higher education that is audited must accept comments regarding the audit from interested
parties and make all comments available to the public. Also, the state institution
of higher education must implement the recommendations of an audit or file a report
and testimony as to why recommendations were not implemented.
HB 416--Insurance pools
The bill permits a board of trustees to decide their university’s participation in
a joint self-insurance pool with other state universities or colleges to provide personal
liability coverage to protect the institution and its employees against loss incurred
while undertaking official duties. The bill limits the liability of a state university
or college to the amounts payable pursuant to its written agreement with the pool,
but permits the institution to assume the risks of any other state university or college.
The bill had its first hearing on May 3rd and no challenges are expected.
HB532 – Real estate reform
This bill is primarily a real estate reform initiative, but it does include several
provisions that impact higher education including permitting the pre-licensure, post-licensure,
and continuing education requirements for real estate brokers and salespersons to
be completed by distance education; requiring that these education courses are credit-eligible;
and requiring that for noncredit course offerings, an institution of higher education
must obtain approval from the appropriate state authorizing entity prior to offering
a real estate course that is designed and marketed as satisfying the salesperson license
education requirements. The bill passed the House on May 25th and was sent to the Senate for consideration.
HB383 – Informed student document
This bill requires one-half unit of economic and financial literacy be included in
the high school social studies curriculum, requires the Chancellor of Higher Education
to prepare an informed student document for each state institution of higher education,
and requires the State Board of Education to include information on the informed student
document in the standards and model curricula it creates for financial literacy and
entrepreneurship. The IUC was aggressive in making sure that the bill was amended
in committee prior to the House floor vote to clarify that required data to be submitted
was to be from the previous five academic years rather than fiscal years and to remove the employment data originally required to be submitted by the
institution under the bill as introduced. The bill passed the House on May 25th and was sent to the Senate for consideration.
Senate Bill 321 – Public records dispute process
This bill, sponsored by Senate President Faber, modifies existing law by providing
that if a person allegedly is aggrieved by the failure of a public office or the person
responsible for public records to promptly prepare a public record and make it available
to the person for inspection as required by law or by any other failure of a public
office or the person responsible to comply with the requirement under Public Records
Law, the person allegedly aggrieved may do one of the following, and not both: (1)
file a complaint with the clerk of the Court of Claims or the clerk of the common
pleas court; (2) commence, as is permitted under existing law, a mandamus action to
obtain a judgment that orders the public office or the person responsible for the
public records to comply with the Public Records Law, that awards court costs and
reasonable attorney's fees to the person that instituted the mandamus action and,
if applicable, that includes an order fixing statutory damages. The bill passed both
the Senate and House and was sent to the Governor for signature.
House Bill 523 – Medical Marijuana
This bill, sponsored by UT alum Stephen Huffman, provides that nothing in the bill:
(1) prohibits an employer from establishing and enforcing a drug testing policy, drug-free
workplace policy, or zero-tolerance drug policy; (2) interferes with any federal restrictions
on employment, including U.S. Department of Transportation regulations; or (3) permits
a person to sue an employer for refusing to hire, discharging, disciplining, discriminating,
retaliating, or taking an adverse employment action against a person related to medical
marijuana. The bill does not restrict research related to marijuana conducted at a
state university or academic medical center as part of a research protocol approved
by an institutional review board or equivalent entity and does not authorize the Department
of Commerce or Board of Pharmacy to oversee or limit research conducted at a state
university or academic medical center that is related to marijuana and approved by
the federal government. It also clarifies that the bill does not authorize a municipal
corporation or township to limit research related to marijuana conducted at a state
university, academic medical center, or private research and development organization
as part of a research protocol approved by an institutional review board or equivalent
entity. It prohibits a licensed cultivator, processor, retail dispensary, or laboratory
from being located or relocating within 500 feet of a school, church, or public library,
playground, or park and specifies that it does not apply to research related to marijuana
conducted at a state university, academic medical center, or private research and
development organization as part of a research protocol approved by an institutional
review board or equivalent entity. The bill passed both the House and Senate and
has been sent to the Governor for his signature.
Brown hails military talent conversion bill
Vets’ re-entry to job market easier
The Pentagon will need to better help returning servicemen convert their specialized
military training into civilian careers if a bill co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod
Brown (D., Ohio) becomes law.
Mr. Brown, speaking Wednesday at the University of Toledo, said he introduced the
Troop Talent Act of 2013 with eight other Democrats and seven Republicans to help
veterans make an easier transition back to civilian life and avoid unemployment.
UT already has programs to help returning servicemen get college credit for service-related
skills and training, either through testing or a portfolio.
He said the law would have little or no cost burden to taxpayers.
According to the senator’s office, the unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan
veterans is nearly twice that of the overall population. And the number of veterans
receiving unemployment benefits has more than doubled since 2002, from 44,810 to 89,725.
“If you’re a medic in the military you ought to have a leg up on getting EMT certification.
If you’re a driver in the military you ought to be able to get a commercial driver’s
license easier and you should be able to get a job when you come back to Lucas County.
The purpose of this bill is to connect better than we’re doing,” Mr. Brown said.
The bill would require the Pentagon to provide more guidance to service members to
help create a path to a civilian career, and to require the Pentagon to communicate
better with civilian licensing and credentialing agencies to help them account better
for knowledge and skills gained in the military.
Sean Baney, 40, is a Navy veteran of Iraq, where he was a corpsman. He is an Owens
Community College student who plans to start at the University of Toledo on a bachelor’s
degree after completing the requirements for his associate’s degree. He is a flight
medic with ProMedica.
“I know coming out of the medical field in the Navy with a lot of the civilian organizations’
certification process you have to go through everything just like you were starting
brand-new,” Mr. Baney said. “Right now there really is no recognition of our training
and experience. It’s not transferable to certification.”
Lt. Haraz Ghanbari, of the U.S. Naval Reserve and a military liaison at UT, said the
Troop Talent Act is “another key to that important and critical puzzle of making sure
our veterans have every chance after they have raised that right hand to answer their
nation’s call to service.”
The issue of recognizing veterans’ military skills was raised last year by Samuel
“Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, a Springfield Township Republican, in his failed bid
for the 9th Congressional District seat against U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo).
He said he was trained as a plumber in the Air Force, but was not recognized as a
plumber because he did not have a civilian license or certification.
The legislation is one of several bills Senator Brown has co-sponsored to give veterans
a boost in training and employment.
The Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Enhancement Act of 2013, now awaiting a vote
in the Senate, would reauthorize the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program for two
more years to provide retraining assistance to unemployed veterans for 12 months.
Also co-sponsored by Mr. Brown is a bill that would provide an additional $1,000 per
semester to those who use the GI Bill to pursue a career in a science, technology,
engineering, or mathematics fields.
— Tom Troy
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2013/10/24/Brown-hails-military-talent-conversion-bill.html#SGHYC52fKFZkgLGw.99
UT to welcome new citizens, learn about wrongful conviction on Constitution Day
By Samantha Watson : September 16th, 2013
For those of us born in America, it’s hard to imagine the feeling of becoming a citizen,
but The University of Toledo community can witness it firsthand at a naturalization
ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 17.
“The naturalization ceremony we hosted for Constitution Day last year was extremely
moving,” said Dr. Renee Heberle, UT professor of political science and public administration,
and co-director of the Program in Law and Social Thought.
The ceremony will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Law
Center McQuade Law Auditorium on Main Campus and is co-sponsored by the Office of
Government Relations and the Program in Law and Social Thought. At the ceremony, more
than 20 people will be sworn in as U.S. citizens by federal court officials.
Also from noon to 2 p.m. in Student Union Room 2584, there will be a live simulcast
from Washington, D.C., with the Constitution Project, which will include a presentation
of its annual Constitution Commentary Award. This year the award will go to filmmaker
Ken Burns and his colleagues for their documentary, “The Central Park Five.”
The documentary tells the story of five teenagers in Harlem who were wrongly convicted
of raping a woman after making false confessions — the leading cause of wrongful convictions.
The phenomenon of wrongful convictions and Fourth Amendment rights will be addressed
in a panel discussion moderated by Carrie Johnson of National Public Radio.
The panel will include Burns; Shawn Armbrust, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic
Innocence Project; Saul Kassin, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay
College of Criminal Justice; and James Trainum, a retired detective from the Metropolitan
Police Department of the District of Columbia.
“We celebrate the Fourth of July and the Declaration of Independence, but the Constitution
actually governs our rights and how we do government,” Heberle said. “We need not
only to celebrate the longevity of our Constitution, but also to educate ourselves
about how it works in our lives on a daily basis.”
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Program in Law and Social Thought will have a table with
baked goods at the top of the Student Union steps. The sweets are free of charge,
but donations will be accepted for future programming such as the events on Constitution
Day. Students also will raffle off prizes, including Olive Garden dinners and a free
night’s stay on Kelleys Island.
Established in 2004, Constitution Day recognizes the formation and signing of the
U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. All educational institutions that receive federal
funds hold events to recognize the day.
United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs to speak at commencement
By Jon Strunk : December 11th, 2012
The University of Toledo will welcome His Excellency Dr. Anwar Gargash of the United
Arab Emirates as keynote speaker for fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m.
in Savage Arena.
Gargash holds two cabinet positions in the United Arab Emirates: Minister of State
for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for the Federal National Council.
“The University of Toledo is honored that Dr. Gargash is able to visit our campus
and speak to our graduates,” said UT President Lloyd Jacobs. “As a leader in a nation
that has areas where UT also has intellectual strength — such as alternative energy
— Dr. Gargash’s words will provide these new UT alumni with invaluable lessons as
they seek careers in fields universally touched by sweeping global changes.”
UT will award Gargash the honorary degree of doctor of public service for his work
in public affairs, economics and renewable energy, culture, and international leadership.
Gargash will be accompanied by Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.
There are 2,132 candidates for degrees from the summer and fall semesters from 11
of the University’s colleges. There are 686 candidates for doctoral, education specialist
and master’s degrees, as well as graduate certificates, and 1,446 for bachelor’s and
In the event severe winter weather requires commencement to be postponed, the ceremony
would take place Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. in Savage Arena.
The ceremony will be webcast live at http://video.utoledo.edu.
During the recent uprisings in Arab countries in spring 2012, the UAE remained stable
and Gargash was a leading voice in the region calling for peaceful transitions that
could pull citizens out of poverty in many of the Middle East nations affected.
In an op-ed published in August, Gargash wrote, “In the UAE, we have been less affected
by the events of the Arab spring, partly due to our economic success and partly due
to the legitimacy of the political system. Throughout these difficult months, the
UAE has continued to provide its citizens and residents (including hundreds of thousands
of Arabs) with a secure and stable livelihood and an opportunity to prosper economically
and to thrive socially.”
In addition to his cabinet portfolio, Gargash holds the positions of:
• Chair of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking;
• Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai School of Government;
• Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Al Owais Cultural Foundation;
• Deputy chair of the Permanent National Committee for Demographic Structure;
• Member of the Ministerial Legislative Committee; and
• Member of the Dubai Economic Council.
Gargash attended The University of Toledo and ultimately graduated with a bachelor’s
degree in political science from George Washington University, where he also earned
a master’s degree. He received a doctorate in political science from King’s College,
Cambridge, in the United Kingdom.
Advanced Energy Workshop
October 31, 2012
8:00a Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00a
Chancellor Jim Petro, Ohio Board of Regents
9:00 – 9:30a
Welcome and Overview of National Science Foundation Project
Dr. Frank Calzonetti, Vice President for Government Relations, University of Toledo
Dr. Paula Compton, Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director, Ohio Articulation
and Transfer Network, Ohio Board of Regents
9:30 – 10:00a
Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) Overview
Mr. Hideo Tsuchida, Director of Articulation and Transfer Policy, The Ohio Articulation
and Transfer Network
10:00 – 10:15a Break
10:15 – 11:30a
Energy TAG Creation and Review Panel Update
Mr. Daniel Burklo, Dean of Engineering Technology, Northwest State Community College
11:30a – 12:15p Lunch
12:15 – 1:30p
Panel I: Industry Perspective on Technical Workforce Needs
Moderator: Ms. Nadeane Howard, Industry Consultant, University of Toledo
Ms. Nancy Horton, Managing Director, Nuclear Programs, Energy Industries of Ohio
Mr. Patrick Kelly, Director of Economic Development, First Energy
Mr. John Witte, President, Advanced Distributed Generation
1:30 – 2:45p
Panel II: Shale Gas Course and Program Support from Higher Education Institutions
Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Daniels, Professor, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University
Dr. Robert W. Chase, Chair and Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering and
Geology, Marietta College
Dr. Jeffrey C. Dick, Professor and Chair Geological and Environmental Sciences, Director,
Natural Gas and Water Resources Institute, Youngstown State University
Ms. S. Kathleen Steere, Coordinator Oil & Gas Programs, Stark State College.
Powerpoints of Advanced Energy Workshop
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Viewing party Feb. 7 to watch, discuss governor's address
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich will deliver his second state of the state address from an
eastern Ohio elementary school at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.
The University of Toledo community is invited to watch the speech in Student Union
The viewing party is sponsored by the UT Office of Government Relations, College Republicans,
College Democrats and Libertarian Party of UT.
Kasich will deliver the address from Wells Academy in Steubenville, Ohio, which is
one of the state’s top-ranked public elementary schools. The governor has said he
will share the school’s story of success despite the difficult economic climate and
outline his vision for continued recovery.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank to Visit University of Toledo to Highlight
the American Jobs Act
Blank will also meet with local business leaders as part of White House Business Council
WASHINGTON – Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank will travel to Toledo, Ohio
tomorrow to visit the University of Toledo Clean and Alternative Energy Business Incubator,
a program that supports collaboration between clean energy companies and the university
in order to help grow the clean and alternative energy industry in the region. In
Toledo, Blank will discuss details of President Obama’s American Jobs Act – how it
will spur economic growth and accelerate job creation.
Blank will also host a White House Business Council roundtable discussion with local
business leaders to discuss the jobs plan in further detail, challenges facing America’s
business community, ways to improve U.S. economic competitiveness and the help that
is available to businesses from agencies across the federal government.
WHO: Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank
WHAT: Visit to University of Toledo Clean and Alternative Energy Business Incubator
WHEN: 10:35 a.m., Tues., Oct. 12, 2011
*Media Arrival Time: 10:00 a.m.
University of Toledo
Clean and Alternative Energy Business Incubator
2600 Dorr St.
Toledo, OH 43607
RSVP: The visit to University of Toledo Business Incubator is open to press, but the White
House Business Council meeting is closed to press. For additional information or to
inquire about interview opportunities, please contact Kevin Xu at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-482-4883.
About Acting Secretary Blank
Prior to becoming acting secretary upon the resignation of current U.S. Ambassador
to China Gary Locke, Blank served the Commerce Secretary since June 2009 as his principal
economic advisor in her role as Under Secretary for Economic Affairs and head of the
Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA). ESA oversees the two premier statistical
agencies in the United States, the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
She also serves as his appointed Board Representative to the Pension Benefit Guarantee
Previously, Blank was the Robert S. Kerr Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
and dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan
(UM). From 1997-1999, Blank was one of three members of President Clinton’s Council
of Economic Advisers, participating in White House decision-making on a host of economic,
social and regulatory policy issues.
Blank is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Society
of Labor Economists and a Lifetime Associate at the National Academies of Science.
A native of Missouri, Blank is a summa cum laude graduate in economics from the University
of Minnesota and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Monday, September 12, 2011
COLUMBUS—State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Monclova) today announced that the
Ohio House's bipartisan Tax Structure Study Committee will be holding a public hearing
on Monday, September 12th at the University of Toledo.
The hearing will be held at 11 a.m. at the Scott Park Campus Auditorium, located at
2225 Nebraska Avenue in Toledo. It will serve to give the people of Ohio an opportunity
to speak to the Ohio House of Representatives on the state's tax climate. Specifically,
the forum will cover three areas of the tax code: the commercial activity tax, the
sales and use tax, and tax expenditures.
"I appreciate that the Tax Study Committee has prioritized NW Ohio and is holding
a hearing in Toledo," Rep. Sears said. "The committee's purpose highlight's that we
are taking our mission seriously of reviewing state revenue and expenditures, and
ensuring that they are collected and spent appropriately. Ultimately, ensuring that
the tax code works for Ohioans also ensures that government doesn't impede businesses
from creating jobs."
Upon completing the necessary research, the committee intends to put forth an executive
summary and possible recommendations for the Legislature. Rep. Sears encourages all
residents of Toledo and Lucas County who are interested in voicing their opinions
on Ohio's tax structure to attend this hearing.
Smart Money Choices - 2011 Toledo Area Conference - August 12, 2011
Posters at the Capitol - Columbus Ohio - April 15, 2010
Undergraduate students from any discipline are invited to submit abstracts for research
posters to be presented at the Posters at the Capitol event, April 15, 2010. The
Third Annual Posters at the Capitol is an important event for undergraduate students
from Northwest Ohio to showcase their research. Students selected for participation
will design and produce professional quality research posters presenting their research
and its significance for Ohio. These posters will be displayed at the Ohio Statehouse
in Columbus from 10:00am to 3:00pm, Thursday, April 15, 2010. Students conducting
the research and designing the posters will be in attendance with their posters, so
that Ohio legislators, legislative staff, state agency personnel, and visitors to
the Statehouse can learn more about the research and discoveries students are making
and ask questions on a one-on-one basis. This annual event in Ohio is modeled after
the highly successful national Council on Undergraduate Research “Posters on the Hill”
display that is held annually in the Capitol of the United States in Washington, D.C.
The event is being jointly planned and organized by the invited institutions in Northwest
Ohio, which include: Bluffton University, Bowling Green State University, Defiance
College, Heidelberg University, Lourdes College, Mercy College of Northwest Ohio,
Northwest State Community College, Ohio Northern University, Owens Community College,
Rhodes State College, Terra Community College, Tiffin University, University of Findlay,
and The University of Toledo. The event is supported by the UT Office of Undergraduate
Research, the BGSU Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, the University
of Findlay, and the UT Sigma Xi chapter.
For more information, go to: http://www.utoledo.edu/utlc/undergradresearch/PostersAtTheCapitol/main-posterscapitol.html
US Senator Sherrod Brown Held a Student Forum March 30, 2010
US Senator Sherrod Brown held a student forum at UT to address "Brain Gain" on Tuesday,
March 30, 2010 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Student Union 2592. Senator Brown asked
students what can be done to keep students in Ohio after graduation. There was a
panel of 3 UT students and a former OU student who remained in Ohio after graduation
that provided input on the subject.
Governor Ted Strickland visiting the Scott Park Campus of Energy & Innovation February
26, 2010 - all invited
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will be holding a media event with representatives from
Xunlight Corporation, Willard & Kelsey, and Huntington Bank on Friday, February 26,
2010 starting at 2:00 p.m. in the glass concourse on the first floor of the campus.
Steve Steinour, Huntington Bank CEO will be in Toledo to report on the progress of
the Ohio Huntingon Business Loan Program. Both Xunlight Corporation and Willard &
Kelsey have advanced in the energy industry with support from this loan program.
The Scott Park Campus of Energy & Innovation is located at 2201 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo
Ohio. Parking is provided in lot #22 off Parkside Boulevard.
Call (419) 530-5529 for additional information.
Ohio Gov. to visit campus Thursday, community invited
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland will visit and tour The University of Toledo’s Clean and
Alternative Energy Incubator on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009.
Following the tour, the University community is invited to the conference room of
the R1 Building for remarks from the governor about the future of alternative energy
in the state of Ohio.
The event is scheduled to begin at 2:45 p.m. in the R1 Building located at 2600 Dorr
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On Monday, September 21, 2009 President Lloyd Jacobs and The University of Toledo
Board of Trustees will dedicate the Scott Park Campus of Energy & Innovation. The
event is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at 2205 East Scott Park Drive in Toledo
Ohio, outside the Scott Park Student Center. Join us as we take our initial history-making
steps toward development of a zero carbon footprint campus.
The ceremony will include prominent speakers, displays of alternative energy technology,
and an optional tour of UT’s Clean & Alternative Energy Incubator. Parking for the
event is available in Area 22 on UT’s Scott Park Campus. Directions and a map are
available at www.utoledo.edu/campus/virtualtour .
Monday, August 3, 2009 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Driscoll Alumni Center Auditorium
on the University of Toledo campus, Representative Matt Lundy and Senator Mark Wagoner
will co-chair a hearing for the Joint Select Committee on the Impact of the Changing
Automobile Industry in Ohio. Click here for more information. This event is open to the public.
Ohio Board of Regents' 2010 meeting schedule:
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IUC Weekly Government Relations Meetings: Every Tuesday at 11am @ IUC offices. For
more information http://www.iuc-ohio.org/calendar/default.asp