AU in the News

2/01/16The ThisWeek newspapers in Columbus ran an article titled "Smaller programs can be beneficial for recruits" in which the Ashland University Division II football program was featured. The article quoted an incoming football player from Hilliard Darby and an AU red-shirt junior from Pickerington North.


Click this link to view the article -  Obama's actions risk constitutional integrity
This article was first published as an op.ed in the Orlando Sentinel on January 29, 2016.

1/22/16Professor of English Dr. Deborah Fleming was interviewed on Thursday, Jan. 21, by Prairie Miller onArts Express, a production of WBAI, a National Public Radio station broadcast in New York City and San Francisco, about her novel "Without Leave." The interview is archived on the WBAI web site.

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1/12/16The Christian Science Monitor interviewed John Dowdell, director of Gill Center Outreach, and featured comments from him in an article titled, "Should prisoners get a free college degree? Why opinions are shifting." Dowdell, who runs the correctional education program at AU, also serves as co-editor of The Journal of Correctional Education. AU's program is the oldest postsecondary correctional program in the U.S.

The article was picked up by a number of media, including Yahoo News. 

1/06/16AU President Dr. Carlos Campo's appointment to a Religious Liberty Advisory Board for Senator Marco Rubio's presidential campaign, has been featured by a number of media outlets and blogs across the country. 

“Religious liberty is one of the key issues of our day, and I am pleased to see Senator Rubio recognize its importance through the formation of this diverse group of advisers,” Dr. Campo said. “Our Constitution's insistence on the primacy of religious liberty serves as a cornerstone of democracy in America, and it is our hope that Senator Rubio and others will keep this issue at the forefront of the upcoming presidential election. It is a privilege to serve in this role and help contribute to the preservation of our rights.”

In discussing the members of the board, one of Rubio’s campaign directors noted that “membership on the board doesn’t equal an endorsement of the GOP candidate” by the individual or the institution they represent, and Dr. Campo emphasized that “as an academic leader, I would never publicly endorse a political candidate, but only serve as a resource as appropriate.”

1/01/16CNN posted an article titled "U.S. Army wants you to eat MREs for 21 days straight" that featured Adrienne Hatch, a 2008 Ashland University graduate with a degree in foods and nutrition. Hatch is a research dietitian and doing research to help the Army learn how Meals, Ready-to-Eat (or MREs) influence the millions of bacteria in troops' digestive systems. The U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine is looking for volunteers to eat military food rations for 21 consecutive days for a study on the impact of MREs. Hatch is quoted in the article and is shown in a photo with battlefield rations.

12/20/15Ashland University was mentioned in a Wooster Daily Record article about Richard Smucker, who recently gave a presentation on the impact of the J.M. Smucker Co. on Orrville. The article mentions Smucker's robust internship program and specifically identifies a number of participating schools including Ashland University, the University of Akron, Kent State University and Ohio State University. Ashland was the only non-public university recognized as participating in this internship program.

Smucker's impact on Orrville -- newspaper article

12/05/15The Akron Beacon Journal ran an article on Ashland University receiving a gift of 2,174 to establish a Brethren Academy on its campus. AU is one of 82 schools that have received grant funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its High School Youth Theology Institutes Initiative, which seeks to encourage young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service.

“The purpose of the Brethren Academy project is to deepen the faith of young people by helping them think theologically, while developing the next generation of Brethren leaders from among high school students with denominational ties," said AU’s University Chaplain Jason Barnhart.

11/19/15The Cleveland Plain Dealer sports page featured an article on AU Head Football Coach Lee Owens on the eve of the football team's home playoff game versus Grand Valley State. The article includes an in-depth interview with Owens as well as video segments on several of the players. 




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