Education

Updated March 18, 2021

Lourdes University Offers FAFSA Completion Event

The Lourdes University Office of Admissions will offer a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion event. Students who need help filling out their FAFSA can sign up for a one-hour meeting via Zoom or in person with the Lourdes University financial aid team and receive personalized assistance. This event is open to the public and will be offered on four Fridays: March 19, April 30 and May 14.

For more information, contact a Lourdes University financial aid team member at (419) 824-3732 or financialservices@lourdes.edu

Free Virtual Girl Power! Celebration Planned

Imagination Station will host a free virtual Girl Power! celebration through Saturday, March 20, filled with expert interviews, hands-on activities and an inspiring keynote speaker encouraging young girls to explore STEM.

Girls in grades 3-8 will get access to amazing interviews with local female STEM professionals who will share their journeys as shining examples that anything is possible with hard work and dedication. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase kits that come with supplies for several hands-on activities that reinforce the science principles behind each highlighted career.

Girl Power! will culminate on Saturday, March 20 with a live conversation with the second woman to ever coach in the NFL and the first openly gay coach in the league, Katie Sowers.

Girl Power! is free with registration and activity kits are available to purchase for $20.00. Participants can register for the full week or just the keynote speech. Links to all of the digital content, including the March 20 keynote address, will be sent to the e-mail provided at registration.

Visit imaginationstationtoledo.org/girl-power to secure a spot.

Skilled Trades Expo Day Announced At Owens

Owens Community College will host an Advanced Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Expo Day on Friday, March 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to allow participants the opportunity to explore the programs housed in the new Dana Center.

Featured programs include applied engineering, CAD, electrical, HVAC, machining, mechanical/pneumatics, robotics/PLC, welding and tool and die.

Participants will each receive a personal tour, assistance filling out an application and Owens swag. Tours are available in one-hour appointments. To schedule an appointment or for additional information, visit owens.edu/expo.

The Dana Center Toledo-area campus is located at 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg.

Maumee District Offers Capped Open Enrollment

Students who live outside the boundaries of the Maumee City Schools district can now be considered for enrollment in the district based on board of education policy and Ohio law. Applications are only available from the box attached to the front doors of the school district administration offices (716 Askin St., Maumee). Important details about this program are outlined in Policy 5113 – requirements for consideration, priority for consideration, important dates, etc. – and the complete policy can be found on the front page of the school district website at www.maumee.k12.oh.us.

The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 23. All applications must be submitted in hard copy form. Late applications will be accepted until July 9. For further questions after reading the application and the policy, call (419) 893-3200, ext. 10213.

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 www.lourdes.edu/outreach/appold-planetarium.

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