AU in the News

3/28/10Dr. Craig Hovey, assistant professor of religion, was quoted in the Sunday’s Newark Advocate as part of a story on the commercial aspect of Easter. The article, which also was printed in the Fremont News-Messenger and Port Clinton News-Herald, stemmed from a ProfNet query.

3/06/10A.G. Kruger, strength and conditioning coach, was featured on WKYC-TV 3 in Cleveland, about his training for the 2012 Summer Olympics. 

3/04/10The news release about Ashland University acquiring MedCentral College of Nursing was picked up by Associated Press and was run in newspapers throughout the country.

3/01/10Thomas Harvey, associate professor of finance, wrote an op-ed article that came about from a ProfNet query and the article has been accepted by the managing editor at Thomson Reuters. This article, which deals with the collapse of the financial markets, will be published on the website and in several Thomson Reuters publications including the Financial Crisis weekly e-mail newsletter, the Securities Litigation & Regulation Reporter and the Bank & Lender Liability Litigation Reporter.

2/26/10Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, was interviewed by NBC 24 Toledo regarding his testing of inexpensive jewelry items for lead and cadmium content. The segment has been picked up by numerous blogs including the Jewelry Review and PJGolds.

2/15/10Joan Kalamas, professional instructor in business administration, was interviewed for a Business First Article that dealt with the human touch of Human Resources. The article was titled "Automation, Hiring Freezes Have HR Managers Focused on Human Touch." 

2/14/10Dr. Jeffrey Spelman, chairman of the criminal justice and sociology department, was quoted in an Associated Press article about the Richland County Re-entry Court, which is one of the first of its kind in the country. The article was picked up by numerous newspapers, including Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron Reporter, Youngstown Vindicator, Alliance Review, Springfield News Sun and Canton Repository.

2/05/10Dr. Brenda Reeves, former professional instructor and coordinator of lifetime wellness, responded to a ProfNet Query from a freelance reporter compiling a story on ideas for a quick, no sweat workout. Three Ohio TV stations – WLWT in Cincinnati, WEWS in Cleveland and WHIO in Dayton – picked up the story that featured a quote from Dr. Reeves.

1/27/10Dr. Mark Hamilton, associate professor of philosophy, responded to a profnet query on “Sports Bullying of Children” and his interview eventually became a podcast.

1/10/10The Associated Press released an article on the research being conducted by Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. This testing of inexpensive jewelry items for cadmium content was carried out for the Associated Press by Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer and two Ashland University toxicology students working under his supervision. The AP story was carried by media throughout the country, including Washington Post, USA Today, New York Times, Boston Globe as well as Cleveland and Columbus TV stations, and following its release, Dr. Weidenhamer conducted numerous media interviews, including ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS’s The Early Show.