Wednesday Wire : November 6, 2019

  1. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!

    Submitted by Denise Rotavera-Krain,

    As members of the ATI community, it is important for all of us to become more familiar with college student retention and college student success.  We share a common goal of wanting our students to succeed.  But who has the time to think about this?

    You’re Welcome! The Retention Task Force has taken the guesswork out of finding these materials for you!  See below for a few key articles organized by how much time you have. 

    If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please reach out to any member of the Retention Task Force.

    • Laura Deeter
    • Lisa Dicus
    • David Dietrich
    • Robby Frutchey
    • Carri Gerber
    • Thom Janini
    • Julia Morris
    • Denise Rotavera-Krain
    • Dee Dee Snyder
    • Mick Steiner
    • Victor Ujor



    Not Much Time?  Here’s the Quick & Dirty!

    From Retention to Persistence by Vincent Tinto

    Postsecondary Retention & Persistence: A Primer (

    Academic Advising & Student Retention & Persistence, Charlie Nutt


    Like Videos or Have a Little More Time Right Now?  The Meaningful Middle is Where You Want to Be!

    Through the Eyes of Students by Vincent Tinto

    Promoting Student Successes: A Shared Responsibility by Vincent Tinto (YouTube Video)


    Love Data or Want to Dig a Deeper – You’re a Retention Rockstar!

    What Faculty Need to Know About Retention by Jerry Pattengale

    National Retention & Completion Reports by NACADA (National Academic Advising Association)



  2. Welcome Dr. Teng Yang

    Submitted by Terry Lanker,

    The Horticulture Division is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Teng Yang, a post-doctoral researcher who started November 1st. Teng will be working with Drs. Uttara Samarakoon (ATI) and James Altland (OARDC/USDA) on a two-year research project involving greenhouse hydroponic vegetable production. Dr. Yang studied in her homeland of China, completing her bachelor's degree in forestry and master's degree in silviculture. She recently completed her PhD in Horticultural Science at Purdue University where she focused on production and nutrition recovery of crops in a recirculating aquaponics system. Teng is located in office 132C Halterman Hall. Her phone number is 330-462-6716. 

  3. Holiday door decorating contest is coming!

    Submitted by Katie LeMasters,

    doorThe hotly anticipated holiday door decorating contest will be arriving before you know it. The library won last year, so they’re out of the competition this year (but we're SURE they'll still decorate!) 

    If you’d like your door to be included, please email 

    Voting will be done by students, faculty and staff via a photo of your door/area displayed in the library. 

    Doors should be decorated no later than Wednesday, December 4th so that students can enjoy the decorations before they go on break/during finals! 

  4. ATI team wins Ohio Dairy Challenge

    Submitted by Frances Whited,

    The three-person team of Kenneth Ramsier, Owen Greene, and Korey Oechsle took home first place at the Ohio Dairy Challenge, held on Nov. 1-2 at Mills Dairy Farm in Hayesville, Ohio. Eighteen teams from the Columbus campus, Wilmington College and Ohio State ATI competed. ATI fielded two teams, with the second consisting of Paige Holdridge, Shiela Miller and Felipe daCosta. 

    The Ohio Dairy Challenge presents students with the opportunity to act as consultants to a dairy operation. Teams receive some basic information about the farm then conduct an on-site visit, where they have about two hours to look at all aspects of the farm and speak to farm staff. Teams then develop recommendations and make a presentation to a panel of judges. 

    The event was sponsored by ADM, ST Genetics, Biomin, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Purina Animal Nutrition, and Provimi. Many thanks to Mills Dairy Farm for hosting the event! And congratulations, Kenneth, Owen, and Korey!

  5. Screen Recording

    Submitted by Valerie Childress,

    Have you ever wanted to record your lecture for your students or wanted to create a training for your staff? Below is a link for information on how to record your computer screen. If you would like more training or information on this, please feel free to contact Valerie Childress, childress.39, (330) 287-1343 

  6. Mobile Design Lab on campus on Nov. 13

    Submitted by Valerie Childress,

    On November 13th from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm the Digital Flagship's Mobile Design Lab will be parked next to the Construction Lab. Participants can take part in mini-workshops teaching you how to tell your story through Adobe Spark apps (Post, Page, and Video). Students, staff, and faculty are welcome!