The University of Northwestern Ohio has a new forum for Information Technology students to interact and share knowledge. A Student Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) was recently commissioned. The ACM gives the students access to high-quality computing and IT information, career and professional development opportunities as well as extensive professional connections within the community. Founded in 1947, the ACM is a major force in advancing the skills of information technology professionals and students worldwide. ACM established student chapters to provide an opportunity for students to play a more active role in the association and its professional activities.
Today, more than 700 colleges and universities throughout the world participate in the ACM Student Chapter Program, whose aims are to enhance learning through exchange of ideas among students and between established professionals and students. The ACM Distinguished Lectureship Program is one activity designed specifically to promote contact between students and computing professionals. Two annual highpoints of interest and excitement for students are the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), sponsored by IBM, and the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research. The ICPC: Three-five-person teams of students from all over the world engage in regional competitions during the year; the winners qualify for the thrilling final tournament.
The SCR: An internationally recognized venue for undergraduate and graduate researchers to share their research results, exchange ideas and gain new insights with professionals and students; students meet and talk with academic and industry luminaries, understand the possible practical applications of their research, perfect their communications skills, receive rewards and recognition. The ACM Student Chapter will focus on community service, educational goals, career development and fund raising events.
The purpose of the Auto-X Club is to provide students with a sports car activity that is both safe and exciting. This is a form of competition that is much like a slalom-type ski competition. In this case, a course is marked in small pylons (called “cones”). The goal is to drive through the course with the quickest time possible and without hitting any cones. Meetings are held every Tuesday in the 600 High Performance Lounge at 12:30 and 6:00 pm.
Business Professionals of America has a history as a student organization that contributes to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills for students at the Postsecondary level.
Current students can visit the BPA page on the myUNOH portal at https://my.unoh.edu/ps_bpa.
The Cycling Club is for any students who enjoy cycling. Lima offers a great bike path that takes you throughout Lima along with miles and miles of country roads that are great for cycling. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring students together that share a common interest and create new friendships. It's also a great way to advance your cycling skills, explore the Lima region, and improve your health. The club will meet twice a week and ride anywhere from 10-25+ miles per session depending on the group.
Contact Justin Flanagan at 419-998-3147 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Diesel Club promotes the diesel engine and its uses in performance applications, such as pulling trucks, high-performance vehicles, and as an alternative to gasoline powered vehicles. In addition to diesel fuel, the club also explores the applications of alternative fuels (Bio-Diesel, Propane, and Natural Gas) as an additive to existing engines and as a fuel source. For more information, contact Aaron Roth at email@example.com.
In the DiGiT group we spend our time learning, designing and receiving hands on experience in the media industry. If you enjoy spending your extra time working on cool projects, then this is the place for you. We do anything from 3d animation, Flash animation, posters, and video productions. We have worked on projects for use within the University and for local businesses in the surrounding communities. There are plenty of opportunities for real world experience outside of the classroom.
The Drag Club was started to give students who are interested in Drag Racing a place to meet. Student involvement can range from maintaining the school’s three drag cars to racing their own cars at several races planned over the summer. Some of the club members even work on outside teams while still in school to gain valuable experience. Meetings are held every other week in the 600 building.
The Hot Rod club started in 2011 to allow students who are interested in building hot rods an outlet for their interests and passions. In this club students will build and update hot rods and take them to car shows around the region. Students are currently working on building a Rat Rod to show in area car events. The Hot Rod Club meets on the first and third Tuesday's at 12:30pm and 6:05pm in the lounge of the Dyno Building. For more information about the Hot Rod Club, contact club advisor Ryan Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org
Transfer students who meet the qualifications for membership may be inducted after they have completed a minimum of one term of work in the College of Business in which the chapter is located provided their overall record, in the judgment of the collegiate chapter, is of Kappa Beta Delta caliber.
Current students in the Medical Assisting program can participate in the student group and develop knowledge that goes beyond the classroom. The purpose of this group is to provide opportunities to the students to exchange information with members of the medical community, explore various career opportunities, develop leadership skills, render community service, and interact with Certified Medical Assistants.
The University of Northwestern Ohio's Off-Road Club started in mid-2002 in response to student interest in off-road activities. The Club meets regularly and is operated by a cooperative participation of interested faculty, student officers and the University. Open to any student, the Club promotes technical and personal improvement in off-road skills, safety and care of the environment through involvement with "Tread Lightly." Local activities, competitions and occasional off-road trips are favorites of club members.
To see what the UNOH Off Road club is up to, visit their website at www.UNOHoffroad.forumotion.com
The Over-the-Wall Club was organized so that students could improve pit crew skills such as jacking, tire changing, and tire carrying. The club also has a conditioning program, which concentrates on agility, mental and nutritional aspects of the sport. Weekly meetings are on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Practice is on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until noon, and includes students who aspire to or are interested in participating with ARCA, NASCAR or Grand Am style racing.
The President's Advisory Council is a group of students selected by faculty and instructors to bring students' ideas and suggestions to the University President and Provost with the overall goal of improving the student experience at UNOH. This group is comprised of at least one student representative from each college: College of Applied Technologies, College of Business, College of Health Professions, and College of Occupational Professions. Membership on the President's Advisory Council is by invitation only. For more information, contact Dr. Robyn King at email@example.com
In 1999, University of Northwestern Ohio instructors saw a need to provide students with an organization that would promote activities centered around the growing high performance program. The University of Northwestern Ohio Race Club was developed to meet this need. Since its inception, students have been able to participate in a variety of programs. A relationship was formed with Ron Dreger, Director for the ARCA Racing Series, and race club members were soon traveling around the country to volunteer to help on various ARCA Racing Series race teams. The educational experience the students gain from these activities is invaluable. In the interest of providing students with a well-rounded education, UNOH Race Club has expanded its presence in the ARCA Racing Series and into other areas of motorsports. Other racing organizations being entered include Grand-Am, NHRA and IHRA, IRL, and Rolex. The University of Northwestern Ohio Race Club meets Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the 400 Building museum area. The club helps students gain more experience by participating on race teams. Any University of Northwestern Ohio student may join. Fundraising projects are held for the members to attend racing events. The club is designed to bring together students who like to share in racing experiences, such as Circle Track Racing, Drag Racing, Road Course Racing, and other types of racing. Pictures of the students with their teams and racing events are hanging in the 400 Building for others to see where they have been and what they have done. For more information contact: Steven Klausing or Jim Frueh.
The UNOH RC Racers Club is for students who enjoy remote control racing. Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in room 604. There is an off-road track and a circle track located behind the CDL building for students to enjoy at any time when they are not in class. There is an off-road track for Nitro and electric 1/8th or 1/10th scale Monster Trucks, Stadium Trucks, Short Course Trucks and Buggies. The circle track is for 1/8th and 1/10th scale Late Models, Modifieds, and Sprint Cars. Courses for on-road cars can be set up on the skid pad behind the 600 building.
There is no electricity at the track so you must charge batteries from a car battery or generator. We do not currently have a scoring system.
SIFE Web Link SIFE is a student organization that provides students the best opportunity to make a difference and to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise. Students benefit by practicing the skills needed to achieve their dreams by making connections with leaders who can help open opportunity's door, by knowing that they have helped better the lives of others and by understanding the personal responsibility freedom requires. The University of Northwestern Ohio has been a recipient of the following awards: "Rookie of the Year," "First Runner Up," and "Regional Winner" (2002).
The mission of the UNOH Student Representative Committee is to be a unified voice and advocate of the student body, to offer diverse programming and leadership opportunities, to foster relationships, and in general, to enhance the overall student experience. For more information on becoming a member, contact Tracey Harris at (419) 998-3140.
The UNOH Motorsports Team is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students who have the passion for dirt track racing or drag racing. The Motorsports Teams give students the ability to participate as team members, at a professional level to compete in an actual racing environment. Team members have use of professional-level vehicles, equipment and facilities throughout the racing season.
To try-out for the Motorsports teams, students must first apply, complete an interview with team coaches, and meet certain academic requirements. Selected team members must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and drivers must have a minimum of a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Both motorsports teams are considered part of UNOH's Collegiate Athletics, and as such, team members could qualify for scholarship money to go towards their college tuition.
Students design and build the vehicles and engines used on the Motorsports Team. Students are also selected as drivers for the vehicles based on skill tests given prior to the racing season on and off the track. Students practice four hours each day Monday through Thursday from 8:00am-12:00pm or from 1:00pm-5:00pm depending on the student's class schedule.
The teams are open to all UNOH students and are a great opportunity to learn while participating in an area of their interest. Many past team members have used their team experience to secure careers working for professional teams throughout NASCAR and NHRA after they graduate.
The dirt track teams compete in the stock car and UMP modified classes. Students who are new to the teams will compete in the stock cars. Students who are multiple year members, or have distinguished themselves as exceptional team members, will work on the modified teams. The teams compete on Friday nights at the University- owned Limaland Motorsports Park and travel to other venues to compete throughout the season, such as Eldora Speedway, I-55 Speedway, Waynesfield Motorsports Park, and Speedweek at Volusia Motorsports Park in Florida.
The drag racing team is the most recent addition to the Motorsports Teams. Currently the drag racing team has three competition vehicles; Chevrolet V-8 powered S-15, Ford powered Cougar, and Super Comp dragster. The S-15 and Cougar have extensive modifications to the engine as well as suspension and chassis to create a very competitive yet safe drag racing vehicle. The Super Comp dragster is a pure drag racing machine powered by an alcohol burning big block Chevrolet. During the 2013 season the team will compete in bracket racing events at various NHRA and IHRA sanctioned tracks throughout Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.
For any additional information about the Motorsports Teams contact head coach Paul Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Technical Support Team was formed to educate students through experience. On Friday nights at Limaland Motorsports Park, instructors/coordinators would find race teams that need extra help. The students would be put on these teams to gain experience in racing. Some students stay with the same team all year and even go to other tracks with their team. To join, come to the pit booth on Friday nights and talk to the Technical Support Team Coordinators to be placed on a team.
Collegiate FFA is a form of membership of the National FFA Organization. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education. Collegiate FFA enhances the collegiate experience through service and engagement to create premier leaders, enable personal growth, and ensure career success. Through relationships developed by the National FFA Foundation, college students can be directly connected with the best agriculturally related industries and organizations in the country for introduction, information and interviews. The UNOH Collegiate FFA chapter is a great opportunity for students to meet new people and practice social skills through community service, fundraising, and professional growth opportunities. Meetings are held on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weeks of the session at 12:35 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. in the 400 building museum area.