A Walk to Remember, a 5K event sponsored by TU Health Challenge, the staff assembly, the exercise science club, and Black Students United, is to be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Heminger Center. It is being held in celebration of Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and American Heart Month, and in support of JoElle Hall.
JoElle Hall, pictured right, is the assistant director of undergraduate admissions at TU. She was recently diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a rare autoimmune disease in which the patient’s immune system attacks NMDA receptors in his or her brain.
According to the Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation, the disease can be life-threatening. While recovery is a long, slow process, sometimes taking months to years, it is possible.
While Hall’s GoFundMe page reports that her case is severe, her prognosis is postive.
Donations towards Hall’s medical treatment are being accepted online through a GoFundMe page, which raised nearly $10,000 as of Feb. 9, and will be accepted at the Walk to Remember.
Each participant at the event will receive a Valentine’s Day chocolate with a fun fact about Black History Month and a “We Support JoElle” sticker.
The latest addition in Tiffin’s branded restaurant boom, Tim Hortons opened its doors early last month at 1630 W. Market St., the former location of Jolly’s Drive-In.
It was announced last summer that Jolly’s, a nearly 70-year-old establishment known for its root beer, would relocate to a smaller location downtown at 66 E. Market St. and launch a food truck. No further details on the transition have been released since August 2016.
In its place, Rensko Holdings has built a $1.4 million Tim Hortons location – one of 30 locations it owns throughout Ohio. It serves coffee, doughnuts, and baked goods.
Tiffin University’s student newspaper, The Tystenac, won five awards at the Associated Collegiate Press' annual convention in Minneapolis.
After competing with 200 delegates at the organization's Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention Feb. 17-19, the campus newspaper won three awards in the categories of best four-year university non-weekly publication; best single page design; best editorial, and two awards for best feature story.
“When Dr. Vallo suggested we rebrand the school newspaper to its original name in the fall of 2015, I had no idea that we’d end up with five regional awards less than two years later,” said editor Nick Buchanan, a senior majoring in journalism. “Under my supervision, the university’s student press has taken on a new life. I’m so proud of what it has become.”
In 1973 The Tystenac was awarded a superior rating in appearance and photography in a contest that, according to an issue from that time, was sponsored by the Associated [Collegiate] Press at the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism. The newspaper's name derived from the former business school's focus on typing, stenography and accounting.
“I was reading through the back issues of The Tystenac and saw that the newspaper had received recognition in this contest decades ago when the college was a small business school,” said Tystenac adviser, Dr. Colleen Vallo. “And I thought, ‘Why not now?’ I was especially delighted to discover that the same contest is held today."
Assistant editor Jessica Hollan, a sophomore majoring in forensic psychology, joined the newspaper's staff last year as a freshman. "Now, I can’t believe I am the assistant editor of an award-winning publication. It’s honestly surreal. I could not be more proud of myself, my editor, or my staff,” she said.
In the Best of Show categories, The Tystenac placed 3rd for the best four-year university non-weekly issue; Hollan placed 6th for her editorial, "Females in Trump's America." She placed 7th for her feature article, “Student-made musical Prodigal Hearts to be presented.” Buchanan placed 10th for his feature article, “Feminist poetry duo entertain, call for activism.” The newspaper placed 10th for the best single page design.
by COURTNEY BRANCO
Most students probably don’t know that parking passes are rising next school year, which might be a shock to them. Yes, the rumors are true: the price for parking passes will increase from $25 to $50 per academic year, beginning next year.
Jennifer Boucher, the director of campus safety and security at Tiffin University, justified the price increase with comparisons to other institutions of similar size to TU. The parking charged at those schools, she said, ranged from $50 to $350 per year.
“We felt the increase to $50 was a fair increase,” Boucher said. “And we thought we would be comparable and not exuberating a massive increase at 50.”
by VICTORIA WOODS
The restaurant options have been expanding at a breakneck pace in small-town Tiffin, Ohio, for residents and students of its two college campuses alike; however, it seems the outlook for retail continues to decline.
Opened in 1980, the Tiffin Mall was once a popular shopping destination anchored by JCPenney and Kmart. By 2015, there were just nine stores and businesses in the mall, including JCPenney and fellow national retailers RadioShack, GNC, and Maurices – a far cry from what once was, but a better state than what is today.