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Campus Shout Outs 2018

Fall/Winter 2018

TU JOINS NATIONAL CONSORTIUM

TU is one of a select group of 26 institutions across the nation chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), in partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), to join the national Consortium for Instructional Excellence and Career Guidance. The Consortium is a new initiative that will prepare up to 500 faculty members to use evidence-based teaching practices shown to promote student success while embedding career guidance into their existing courses.

OFIC WELCOMED TU AS 33RD MEMBER

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) added Tiffin University as the 33rd collegiate member of their organization. Tiffin joins 32 other independent, non-tax-funded, liberal arts colleges and universities from Ohio. OFIC helps students in need by partnering with corporate and foundation donors that believe strongly in higher education.

VICE PROVOST NAMED

Dr. Daniel Clark was appointed as Vice Provost for Online and Extended Learning at Tiffin University by Dr. Peter Holbrook, Provost. Dr. Clark’s primary responsibilities are to provide vision, input and leadership in all aspects of the online and extended learning operations.

NINTH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

TU hosted the Ninth Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference (SOTL) in May. The conference offers area higher education professionals an opportunity to learn about innovations in teaching and learning strategies, as well as share research.

CEDAR POINT

TU Day at Cedar Point is still a thing! The event always takes place on the third Friday in July. Look for an email this summer or visit tiffin.edu/advancement/alumni/events to purchase tickets for summer 2019.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GRANT

Tiffin University was awarded $300,000 in September as one of 57 grants totaling over $18 million by the Department of Justice to help campuses respond to the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

ELITE SPORT AND CULTURE WEEK

Tiffin University, along with Terra State Community College, Tiffin Mercy Health, and National Machinery, hosted Elite Sport and Culture Week in October. The event featured over 20 world-class athletes and coaches who participated in educational and inspirational events throughout the Tiffin community.

WRESTLING COMPLEX DEDICATED

TU celebrated the dedication and ribbon cutting of its newly renovated wrestling complex in honor of Tiffin residents Larry and Jeanne Adelsperger in October. Through the generosity of friends and family of Larry and Jeanne, the complex was renovated and expanded by over 5,100 square feet which nearly doubled its original size. The complex provides practice and competition space, new locker rooms, a weight room and office space for the coaching staff. It serves both the men’s and recently added women’s (first in the State of Ohio) wrestling programs.

Committing their lives to the service of others, Larry and Jeanne Adelsperger have raised three children while helping to significantly grow a number of businesses. In 1986, Larry joined P.T. Services Rehabilitation, Inc., a physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and athletic training provider. The company services customers in multiple states and is committed to patient-focused excellence in healthcare. Larry also serves as president of agricultural and commercial property investments. Larry and Jeanne’s success has allowed them to share gifts of time, talent and treasure with many organizations. Larry was appointed to Tiffin University’s Board of Trustees in 2007 and last year, Larry and Jeanne established the Larry and Jeanne Adelsperger Endowment for Faculty & Staff Development.

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FLAG CEREMONY

New and returning international students were welcomed during Tiffin University’s 27th International Flag Ceremony in November. The flag ceremony is the largest event celebrating International Education Week (IEW). To date, Tiffin University is home to over 300 international students representing 28 countries. This year’s new countries are Bolivia, Peru, and New Zealand.

NEW TRUSTEES

D. Ford Mennel and Lenny Clouse were elected to Tiffin University’s Board of Trustees. Mennel is President of the Mennel Milling Company in Fostoria, Ohio, and Clouse is President of Clouse Construction in New Riegel, Ohio.

CYBER DEFENSE HOSTS ISSA MEETING

TU celebrated National Cyber Security Awareness Month by hosting a Northwest Ohio Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) meeting in October. ISSA offers a network of 10,000 colleagues worldwide to support those in managing technology risk, protecting critical information and infrastructure. This event benefitted executives, managers and cybersecurity professionals.

LOCAL INVESTMENT GROUP RECOGNIZED

Tiffin University publicly recognized Magnus Terra Company, a small real estate investment group, for their philanthropic efforts toward TU by creating a space for students to gather behind the Main Classroom Building and naming it Magnus Terra Commons.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

An executive leadership workshop, “Building Blocks for Organizational Success,” took place in January. The workshop, presented by Dr. James Kennedy and sponsored by the Hylant Group, covered several modules related to organizational culture and strategy, including purpose, mission, vision, values and leadership; strategy, planning, ethical behaviors and decision-making. Dr. Kennedy is a retired Ohio Mutual Insurance Group President and CEO.

TU RECEIVES GRANT TO STUDY OPIOID CRISIS

U.S. Bank awarded a grant to TU to develop an interdisciplinary curriculum involving the critical issue of the opioid crisis. The focus of this project is a cultural, historical and social examination of the opioid issue through the study of literature, film, visual and performing arts.

OHIO SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE BILL REINEKE, JR. VISIT TU

Smith and Reineke visited TU’s Center for Cyber Defense and Forensics in August and learned about the Center and its partnership with the Ohio Partnership for Water, Industrial and Cyber Security (OPWICS). TU was awarded a $200,000 grant by OPWICS to be used toward the development of a cyber lab focusing on industrial control system cyber security.

CAREER FAIR

Tiffin University held the Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education Career Fair in November. Over 30 local, state and federal agencies were in attendance. Students of all majors were invited to network and attend an interactive webinar that explained how to apply for federal positions.

MOBILE CYBER LAB

Tiffin University, in partnership with Northwest Ohio Regional Training Hub, received a grant from the Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) through the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Tiffin’s portion of the RAPIDS grant will be used for a mobile ISA Cyber-Trainer Unit. This unit will provide an industrial control system cyber training environment that will allow for Tiffin University students, and others, to form a better understanding of Operational Technology vulnerabilities and to be able to practice the skills they have learned in class, in a hands-on setting. The mobile unit will positively impact hundreds of students and local professionals for years to come.

BLEND NO. 1888

Bailiwicks Coffee Company, a local coffee shop, partnered with TU to create a private coffee blend. Created with TU students in mind, Blend No. 1888 is a diverse taste with a top-rated flavor that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The coffee is a smooth, velvety three-bean blend of South American and African beans with notes of milk chocolate and honey. To purchase for $8.95 per one pound bag, call Baliwicks Coffee Company at 419.447.9425 or stop by at 62 S. Washington St., in Tiffin. Baliwicks will donate $1 back to TU for each bag purchased.

TU CELEBRATES ONE OF ITS LARGEST CLASSES IN 130-YEAR HISTORY

Tiffin University welcomed over 520 first-time students to its campus this fall. This year’s class is one of the largest in the University’s 130-year history. In fact, this year’s 450-member class of first-time, first-year domestic students is the largest incoming class in the institution’s history.