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Ashland University Faculty Member Completes Certification

Ashland University’s Sharleen Mondal, associate professor of English, recently completed a certification to become a master coach for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).

Mondal works with the AU Research and Writing Community (AURWC) on campus, a group she first created and then piloted in fall of 2013 with one faculty small group. Since then, the program has grown to include four-to-five faculty small groups and two-to-three coaches every semester. Also, a student version for College of Arts and Sciences students working on long-term writing projects was piloted in the fall of 2015 and has continued each semester since.

Ashland University Faculty Member Completes Certification

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Art Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host an exhibition titled “Precious Objects,” which will display 20 paired photographs featuring the portraits of the sitters holding their self-chosen precious objects alongside a full-size copy of handwritten statements explaining their choice, all created by Ohio photographer Charles Mintz.

The exhibition will run from June 30 through August 5 and a closing reception is planned for Sunday, August 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. During the closing reception, the gallery patrons will have the chance to meet Mintz.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Art Exhibition

Ashland University Meets New, Rigorous CAEP National Accreditation Standards to Better Prepare Teachers of Tomorrow

Ashland University Meets New, Rigorous CAEP National Accreditation Standards to Better Prepare Teachers of Tomorrow

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced Monday that Ashland University has received accreditation for its educator preparation program following the spring 2018 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council.

“Our teacher education program has a great reputation as being one of the strongest education programs in the state of Ohio and this stamp of approval by CAEP confirms that fact,” said Dr. Donna Breault, dean of AU’s Schar College of Education. “I want to thank all the faculty and staff in the College for their hard work in preparation for this review.”

Ashland Athletics Finishes 12th In 2017-18 D-II Directors’ Cup

Ashland Athletics Finishes 12th In 2017-18 D-II Directors’ Cup

The final 2017-18 NCAA Division II Learfield Directors' Cup standings are in, and Ashland University's athletic department made a significant jump from 2016-17. Ashland finished the most recent athletic season at No. 12 in the nation – a 22-spot improvement over 2016-17 (34th). It is the Eagles' best national finish in the Directors' Cup since ending as the D-II runner-up in 2014-15.

The Ashland baseball team provided the final point total for the athletic year with 38. Ashland finished with 573.5 total Directors' Cup points in 2017-18 – 53 in the fall, 289 in the winter and 231.5 in the spring:

Ashland University Human Resources Student Chapter Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2017-2018 Superior Merit Award designation to the Ashland University Human Resources Student Chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

“This is the highest level of the awards that a chapter can receive,” said Joan Berry Kalamas, professional instructor in business management in the Dauch College of Business and Economics and HR Student Chapter adviser. “Our students worked very hard this past year – they held many meetings, brought in guest speakers and did community service work. I am very proud of them for being awarded the Superior Merit Award.”

Ashland University Human Resources Student Chapter Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

Ashland University Establishes Center for Addictions; Hires Director

Ashland University Establishes Center for Addictions; Hires Director

Ashland University has established a Center for Addictions that will be housed in the Department of Psychology on campus and a director of the center has been hired.

“We are excited to introduce Christy Ellis-Trolian as the founding director of the Center for Addictions at Ashland University,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Christy has experience in the diagnosis, treatment, program development, clinical supervision, and administration of substance use disorder and mental health treatment programs.”

Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences' Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Receives Full 10-Year Accreditation

Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences' Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Receives Full 10-Year Accreditation

Ashland University’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences received word from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) last week that the College’s undergraduate nursing program has met all standards and received a full 10-year accreditation for its baccalaureate degree program in nursing.

“It gives me great pleasure to report that we have met all standards with no compliance concerns with respect to the key elements,” said Dr. Faye Grund, dean of AU’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “I want to thank and praise our faculty and staff for their dedication and service to the nursing programs. Their diligence continues to lead us toward great outcomes.”

Locals Invited to Sing in ASO Pops in the Park Concert

Locals Invited to Sing in ASO Pops in the Park Concert

The Ashland Area Chorus (AAC), a non-auditioned mixed choir of 40-60 participants, invites local singers to join them for a short summer session and to perform with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra.

The 4-week rehearsal schedule meets for four consecutive Mondays including: June 4, 11, 18 and 25. Each rehearsal is from 7 to 8:30 p.m.at Ashland University in Room 242 of the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building). The session will conclude on Sunday, July 1, with a live performance of light, popular and patriotic tunes with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra for the Pops In the Park concert at Brookside Park Band Shell.

Pringle, 4x4 Win Gold As Eagle Men Finish Second in Nation

Pringle, 4x4 Win Gold As Eagle Men Finish Second

Eight men represented Ashland University's track and field program at the 2018 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Charlotte, N.C.

That great eight lifted the Eagles to a second-place team finish following Saturday's (May 26) third and final day of nationals – tied for the program's highest finish at the Division II level. Ashland's men ended the weekend with 51 team points, behind only Texas A&M-Kingsville's 65.

Ashland head coach Jud Logan called this group of Eagle men the most overachieving squad he's had in 24 years of coaching.

Ashland University Schedules Summer Young Chef Camp

Ashland University Schedules Summer Young Chef Camp

Is your dream to become a chef? Do you love to cook? Come join Ashland University’s talented team of chefs for AU’s fifth annual Young Chef Camp. Learn the essential skills such as knife handling, sanitation and food handling rules as well as cooking techniques.

The camp takes place in the John C. Myers Convocation Center kitchen this summer on June 5 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and June 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the instruction centered on making sweet or savory crepes, fresh pasta, fresh salsa, dips and chips as well as an interactive learning experience identifying herbs and produce.

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