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Owens hosts virtual reality DUI auto simulator Jan. 27
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 21 January 2010 16:19

Owens Community College will host a free Virtual Reality DUI/DWI Auto Simulator Awareness Program Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center.

The program is being presented by the P.E.E.R.S. (Professionals Encouraging Educational Reform Statewide) organization and the college’s Office of Student Activities.  The system is a portable automobile road simulator that emulates real road driving conditions.  It facilitates training and assessment of drivers in an actual vehicle and realistically highlights the dangers of drinking and driving.

Participants are seated within an automobile and wear virtual reality goggles to fully immerse themselves in the simulation program. The scenery is computer-generated by virtual reality software, which receives data from the wheels and pedals of the vehicle to provide an interactive experience recreating a variety of driving conditions.

Individuals initially drive the automobile simulator sober through various scenarios chosen at random by the program, such as driving in the rain and on crowded highways and exits.

 
National School Counseling Week Feb 1–5
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 21 January 2010 16:17

The week of Feb. 1-5 will be observed as National School Counseling Week, as sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and supported by the Ohio School Counselor Association (OSCA).

The observance is intended to focus public attention on the important contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and to highlight the tremendous impact that school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

In a proclamation, Gov. Ted Strickland cited school counselors for being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ social/personal, educational and career development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves.

 
Metro Stars
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 21 January 2010 16:16

Metro-area students earn academic honors
Several local students have earned academic honors at their chosen colleges and universities. They include:

Ohio University: Monika Appelhans, of Curtice; Audra Smith, of Oregon.

Ohio State University: James Gallaher, Larry Koren, Shannon Smith and Brenda Urias, of Toledo; Shannon Brewer, Josh Boos, Chelsea Gilbert, Meredith Gilbert, Katherine Glesser, Alan Scheanwald and Thomas Scheanwald, of Curtice; Kevin Nash, of Northwood;

Alexander Aossey, Corey Balogh, Alexander Cherry, Bradley Coy, Khaled Elwardany, Sarah Gale, Elizabeth Johnson, Andrew Knopp, Brian Laster, Rachel Martinez, Blake Powell, Taylor Schmaltz, Zachary Stewart, Robert Sutphin and Jamie Takacs, of Oregon;

Terra Community College: Jacob Land, of Northwood.


Honor society Inducts members
Several metro-area students at Owens Community College were recently recognized for their academic excellence and leadership within the community, earning membership into the Gamma Zeta Chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society.

 
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