Regional briefs – April 1

Staff report

Sandy Hook

meeting set

Ohio PTA will kick off its 110th Annual Convention with a free Sandy Hook Promise Town Hall meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 8 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 175 Hutchinson Ave. in Columbus.

Findlay newspaper

honored by ONA

The Pulse, the University of Findlay’s student newspaper, recently won multiple Ohio Newspaper Association (ONA) awards in various categories for 2015 coverage.

Staffers captured first place for overall news coverage, the most prestigious award in each division. It represents the second consecutive year that The Pulse has won this particular award.

“I’m so happy that The Pulse is being recognized for our hard work. It feels good to know that our long nights of work do not go unnoticed,” said Editor Sarah Stubbs

The Pulse also placed second in opinion writing by Abbey Nickel ’15, second in sports coverage, and second in photojournalism by Tijana Raicevic and Jingyun Liao.

Stubbs said she believes The Pulse’s winning streak will continue.

“Over the next two years I’m confident that we will continue to have success at the ONA awards,” said Stubbs, “My goal as the editor is to keep setting the bar higher and higher. We’ve produced some great work this year following the presidential race, breaking news about issues such as the lawsuit filed against UF by two former students, and featuring students’ personal stories. I’m excited to see if our increased variety in subject content will mean we have even more nominations next spring.”

The Pulse has definitely improved throughout the years by offering more variety and addressing hard news in their paper, like politics. Stubbs’ goals for next year are to continue doing “Pulse on Politics” as well as educate students about candidates and the election process. She also hopes to have a more in-depth arts and culture page.

Make sure to keep your eye out for new and exciting things coming in The Pulse! You can access it at, or pick up a paper, available each Friday during fall and spring semesters (with the exception of holidays), at any newsstand around campus.

Intercultural Relations

conference planned

“When Inclusive is More Than a Word” is the topic for the 7th Annual Community Intercultural Relations Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the John Gilbert Reese Center, Melissa Warner Bow Grand Hall, on the shared campus of Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark.

Conference presenters will help organizations look for ways, specifically through policies and procedures, to be more welcoming and inclusive. Presenters will examine mission and goal statements to determine if measurements and outcomes of inclusive practices are being meet within organizations. All members of an organization – both employees and employers – are invited to attend.

“Everybody has a stake in inclusive language,” said Vorley Taylor, program manager of multicultural affairs at COTC and Ohio State Newark. “No one should feel isolated in their workplace.”

The Community Intercultural Relations Committee (CIRC) decides on the annual conference’s topic based on trends among local employers. The committee has seen that businesses, educational institutions and community agencies continually seek a diverse workforce. To retain quality employees, organizations need to identify what they can do to make sure people feel connected, especially underrepresented populations in the community, said Taylor. One way to do that is through inclusive language.

Call 740-366-9443.

Staff report