Updated July 19, 2021

Penta Adult Post-Secondary Registration Available

Registration is under way for full and part-time programs at Penta Career Center, Adult Post-Secondary.  Full-time programs begin on Monday, August 23 and include: automotive mechanic technician; builder, contractor and remodeler technology; heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic and repair; and welding.  Penta’s part-time courses have flexible starting dates and include programs like plumbing apprenticeship and forklift training.

Penta Adult Post-Secondary also has a second location at 760 W. Newton Rd., in Bowling Green for adults interested in welding programs and forklift training.

For companies and businesses, Penta offers customized workforce development training at a reasonable cost at your location or in Penta’s classrooms and labs.

Penta also offers more than 300 affordable online courses in areas such as medical terminology, computers, finance and marketing.  Through Penta’s partnership with Ed2go, the online courses are taught by expert instructors and start at $115 per six-week course.

Adults who want to improve their reading, writing and math skills or study for the High School Equivalency exam can register for Penta’s Aspire Career Pathways Readiness program, offered at many convenient locations.  To register for any of the Adult Post-Secondary programs, call (419) 661-6554 or stop by Penta at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg.  Additional information is available by visiting and clicking on “Adult Education.”  Financial aid is available for students who qualify.

BGSU Waives GRE, GMAT Through Spring 2022

Bowling Green State University is extending GRE and GMAT waivers for graduate certificates and master’s degree programs through spring 2022. All other required documents must still be submitted for admission consideration.

BGSU has elected to continue waiving testing requirements in an effort to keep graduate education accessible and to ensure the university community has the support and resources needed to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BGSU offers fully online master’s and graduate certificates and programs designed for professionals. With more than 200 graduate programs spanning over 75 subject areas, the university’s graduate programs continue to be named some of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Lial Offers Pre-K Program Registration For Next Year

Lial Catholic School in Whitehouse is opening a pre-K program for 3-year-olds for the 2021-22 school year. Lial is currently enrolling for the morning session, Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

If there is enough interest, an afternoon session could open Monday through Friday from noon to 3:00 p.m.

The pre-K program for 3-year-olds will infuse Montessori principles and purposeful play, creating a structured learning environment for the youngest learners. A typical day will include: Bible stories; gross motor play (outdoor exploration); Montessori practical life; sensorial, language and math components; and dramatic play-infused themes.

Children must be 3 years old by September 1, toilet trained and able to express their needs. Call the school office at (419) 877-5167 to enroll.

For additional information, contact Lynn Cherry, head of school, at (419) 877-5167.

Mercy Extends Tuition Freeze Until August 2023

Mercy College of Ohio has extended its current tuition freeze until August 2023.

New programs for summer 2021 are an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) and a master of physician assistant studies. The ABSN is for those who have a bachelor’s degree and want to become a registered nurse. Mercy College provides pathways to become a nurse at the associate and bachelor’s levels and graduate programs for those who want to advance as an RN.

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Planetarium Presents Dome From Home Club

The Lourdes University Appold Planetarium presents the Dome From Home Club. Members will experience a new show every week right from home. Nothing can really compare with the immersive experience of traveling through space in the Appold Planetarium, but watching a version formatted for your flat screen at home is the next best thing.

“The Dome From Home Club is a new STEM education offering made available free to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to continue to educate and encourage curiosity, despite the restrictions created by this pandemic,” explained Laura Megeath, coordinator of the Appold Planetarium.

The club is free. For more information or to sign up, visit

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