AU in the News

3/15/17AU's Dr. Rosaire Ifedi was quoted by TV stations and newspapers as part of a statehouse news conference announcing plans to form style="font-size: 13.008px;">an Ohio arm of the group FWD.US, a national advocacy group seeking immigration reform. Dr. Rosaire Ifedi serves as associate professor of Doctoral Studies and Advanced Programs in the Dwight Schar College of Education.

Media covering the event and talking with Ifedi were:
Immigration Reform Launch (WHIO-CBS, March 15)
Immigration Reform Launch (WHIO-CBS, March 15)
Call for Immigration Reform (WSYC-ABC6, March 15)
Ohio Immigrant Reform Leaders Join National Coalition, Voice Optimism(Hannah Report, March 15) 

There also was coverage from The Springfield News-SunDayton Daily News and the Ohio Capital Blog, which taped the event in its entirety on their Youtube channel. Ohio Coalition Members Include
Cleveland Jobs with Justice, Deb Kline
Faith in Public Life, Amanda Hoyt & Dan Clark
Korean Chamber of Commerce, Michael Kim
Latino Business League, Al Carranza
Optimum Technology, Josh Davda & Frank Xavier
TiE Ohio, Pat Valente and Nancy Pyon
Welcome Springfield, Dr. Carl Ruby
Xavier University, Fr. Michael Graham
Anabel Barron, Immigration Advocate
Jose Cabrera, Immigration Advocate
Dr. Daniel Curran, President Emeritus, University of Dayton
Tara Dhungana, Immigration Advocate
Clarissa Epps, Community Leader
Dr. Rosaire Ifedi, Professor, Ashland University
John Ramos, Community Leader
Kenneth Ramos, Small Business Owner
Elvis Saldias, Immigration Advocate

3/10/17AU President Dr. Carlos Campo had a blog article posted on Huffington Post. The article was titled "Everybody Does Not Love Milo: A Cautionary Twitter Tale" and was based on an earlier tweet by Dr. Campo, the focus of which dealt with the sacred freedom to speak that we have in this country and why college campuses should nurture that holy right and not suppress it.

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3/10/17AU education associate professor Amy Klinger was quoted extensively in a Harrison News-Herald article dealing with school bomb threats. The article, titled “School Bomb Threats Becoming an Epidemic,” features a number of comments from Klinger, who is a school safety expert and heads the Educator’s School Safety Network.

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3/07/17Terry Pluto, sports writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, did a feature article on the AU women's basketball team that sports a 31-0 record and a No. 1 ranking in Division II. The article talks about how the Eagles will play at home Friday in the first round of the Division II playoffs. 

3/01/17Cleveland Plain Dealer sports writer Terry Pluto came to campus Feb. 27 to interview and write an article on AU football player Adam Shaheen. style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; outline: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.25em; font-family: Cabin, sans-serif; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Ashland University's record-setting tight end Adam Shaheen will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2017 NFL Draft. He will be attending the NFL Combine and is receiving much media attention.

Pluto also is a WKSU commentator and the radio station also ran a story on Shaheen. See it --

Watch for Shaheen at the NFL Combine and at the 2017 NFL Draft on April 27-29. 

2/22/17Ashland University's record-setting tight end Adam Shaheen, who will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2017 NFL Draft, is receiving much media attention. style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; font-family: cabinregular, arial;">The 6-7, 277-pound tight end has been the focus of numerous articles, including several from One expert even says Shaheen could be a surprise first-round pick. Watch the 2017 NFL Draft on April 27-29 to see Shaheen. See the articles:


1/31/17The Cleveland Plain Dealer and ran an article and photo about Ashland University's new academic concentration in Medical Laboratory Science this fall that will allow students in the biology program to complete a fourth year at Cleveland Clinic’s School of Medical Laboratory Science and become eligible for certification as a medical laboratory scientist.

“We are pleased that The Higher Learning Commission approved this new concentration within the Bachelor of Science in Biology major. This program will start in the fall and we expect it to be very popular program,” said AU Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang. “This partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation’s premiere medical institutions, is just another example of AU’s ability to develop strategic partnerships that enhance our educational mission.”

According to Dr. Paul Hyman, associate professor of Biology/Toxicology, the new concentration will provide students with a biology degree, and with the completion of the extended senior year, eligibility for certification as a laboratory scientist.

“Certified medical laboratory scientists work in hospitals and other clinical laboratories, processing patient samples and performing tests essential for doctors to properly diagnose and treat patients,” Hyman said. “With increasing numbers of aging persons requiring more medical care in the United States, medical laboratory science is an expanding field with an excellent employment rate for graduates, especially those with the appropriate certifications.”

Hyman said the AU program would be structured as a “3 plus 1 program” with the first three years spent at Ashland University completing most requirements for a biology major as well as all core requirements.

“The final year would be completed at the Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Laboratory Science, which will be certified as an Ashland University auxiliary campus,” he said. “In this last year, students will focus on clinical preparation and preparing to take the certification exam.”

Upon completing that final year, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Biology and will be eligible to take the certification exam in Medical Laboratory Science. 


1/27/17Thomas Sudow, director of Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, is writing a monthly article for Money Inc. The articles provide information on motivation and entrepreneurship. Sudow's first article, titled "The Entrepreneurs Transition: Flipping the Switch," appeared today on the Money Inc. website.

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1/27/17Many media, including WOIO-TV 19 in Cleveland, published the news article on Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer's participation in a study of aluminum cookware that shows high levels of lead and other toxic metals. Weidenhamer, who is trustees' distinguished professor of chemistry, published the results of the study. The study shows that aluminum cookware made from scrap metal in countries around the world poses a serious and previously unrecognized health risk to millions of people. The highest levels were found in cookware from Vietnam including one pot that released 2,800 times more lead than California's Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) of 0.5 micrograms per day.

Researchers at Ashland University and Occupational Knowledge International tested 42 samples of aluminum cookware made in 10 developing countries and more than one-third pose a lead exposure hazard. The cookware also released significant levels of aluminum, arsenic and cadmium. This cookware is common throughout Africa and Asia and is made from recycled scrap metal including auto and computer parts, cans and other industrial debris.

His study, "Metal exposures from aluminum cookware: An unrecognized public health risk in developing countries," is published in the February 2017 issue of the journal Science of the Total Environment.  

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