Thursday, August 23, 2007

Education, delivered by helicopterThe Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic class received a visit from MedFlight of Ohio on Tuesday between rain showers. Faculty members Jon Packer, left, and John Denman, right, arranged for the presentation by the MedFlight Education Center.

Habegger honored for service to Children's Hospital Myelo Clinic

Tom Habegger accepts a scrapbook thank-you card from his campers at the Myelo Recreation Summer Camp.

Sport & Exercise Studies Professor Tom Habegger, Ph.D., was honored August 18 for his 15 years of volunteer service to the annual Myelo (Spina Bifida) Recreation Summer Camp.  

Habegger has served as the programming director and the administrator of the counseling staff over the past fifteen years. Current SES students and alumni have served as counselors since 1993.  

In 2007, a new Special Topics in Sport class "Adapted Physical Education Programming" was launched and taught by Habegger and adjunct instructor Johnna E. Kay, A.A.S, B.Ed., which allowed SES students to gain service learning credit while serving this special needs population. Habegger and Kay will present the outcome and future of the service learning course at the 2007 Ohio Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State Conference in November.


Bricker to retire after 20 yearsIrene Bricker, payroll specialist, has worked in the human resources office and payroll department for more than 20 years--but now it's time to return to her native Germany for an extended visit with her four brothers and 87-year-old mother.

Bricker says she simply couldn't put off for another moment traveling to Trier, Germany -the oldest city in the county--where her mother lives. The city is located very near the border of France and Luxembourg, and archeological records date its settlement to approximately 2000 B.C. Bricker will travel with her adult son, and stay a couple of months to spend lots of quality time with her mom.   "She is in good health, but cannot travel here to the U.S., so it is very important for me to visit her right away in Germany," said Bricker.   

Her long-term plans for retirement include moving closer to friends in the Dayton area, spending time with her son Chris, daughter Linda, and grandson Jakob, 9, as well as doing lots of gardening.

Friends and co-workers will join to wish Irene well at a retirement party on Monday, August 27 in Rhodes Hall 232 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop by wish her bon voyage!



Enhancements to vacation policy explained during forumsThe Human Resources Department will conduct forums to highlight the three enhancements the Board of Trustees recently made to the Vacation Policy (Policy No. 3-05).  Please plan to attend one of the forums listed below to understand the rationale for the benefit enhancements and to receive answers to any questions you may have:

Sept. 5                9:30-10:30 a.m.               Nestor Hall Seminar Room J
Sept. 13             2:30-3:30 p.m.                  NH J
Sept. 17             11 a.m.-12 noon               NH J

For more information, contact Terri Williams Miller, assistant director of Human Resources, at ext. 5078.