Posts from 2018-03-29

Esports Arena Ribbon Cutting

Tiffin University will celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its new esports arena located at 396 Miami Street on Friday, April 13 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The event is open to the public, and will include a tour of the facility. Refreshments will be provided.

Redefining what it means to be a student athlete, last summer TU joined the world of digital athletics and video game competitions, also known as esports.

The demand of interested students was so great, TU moved up the timeline for its program, acquired land, and constructed a stand-alone, 4,000 square-foot arena - one of the largest collegiate gaming spaces in the nation.

"This complex houses a state-of-the-art training room as well as a gaming lounge for all students to practice and compete,” said TU President Lillian Schumacher.

“We identified esports as an untapped area of student interest, and we have created an innovative program that combines esports with TU’s high quality academic programs offering numerous scholarship opportunities and attractive academic programs.” Schumacher said.

For additional information about TU’s esports program, contact Chalin Cahlik, head coach, at cahlikcm@tiffin.edu or call 419-341-1826.

Dan Reineke Receives Northwood University's Automobile Dealer Education Award

Ohio Auto Dealer Assoc. member Dan Reineke, Co-Owner of the Reineke Family Dealerships is one of seven recipients of Northwood University's Automobile Dealer Education Award.

Having provided support to education and a multitude of community programs and activities for many years, the Reinekes are stalwarts in their communities. Dan Reineke is a Northwood alumnus, community leader and philanthropist. 

Dan is a member of the Board of Trustees for Tiffin University and serves as the board secretary helping guide its future growth and ensuring that it maintains its high level of educational offerings. In working with the University Board he was very instrumental in securing the 8th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium this past year.

Tiffin University is a member of the Department of Homeland Security Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence and the symposium brought together local, state and federal authorities, academics and industry professionals to discuss the threats and challenges to maritime cyber security and the marine transport system.

The awards were presented at a breakfast at the National Automobile Dealers Association Annual Convention on March 24 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.