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Ashland University Sorority Chapter Receives Golden Lion Award

Ashland University Sorority Chapter Receives Golden Lion Award

The women of Ashland University’s Epsilon Nu chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority were honored with the 2015 Maxine Blake Golden Lion Award at the Alpha Delta Pi’s Grand Convention held in Arizona in June.

The award is the highest honor given to an Alpha Delta Pi chapter and Ashland’s Epsilon Nu was one of 14 chapters to win this award out of the 155 active chapters across the country.

Ashland University Education Professors Awarded Fulbright-Hays Grant

Ashland University Education Professors Awarded Fulbright-Hays Grant

Two associate professors of education in the Dwight Schar College of Education at Ashland University have been awarded funding for a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) grant titled “Accessing Carioca Culture through the Lens of Disability.”

Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis and Dr. Jason Brent Ellis received the award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of International and Foreign Language Education. The award, in the value of $67,575, will fund six undergraduate students, two current school administrators and seven full-time teachers in the humanities and social sciences to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during July of 2016 to study accessibility and inclusion within a Brazilian context.

Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence

Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence; Ribbon-Cutting Set

Ashland University has established a new Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) that will cultivate the growth and learning of faculty, advancing their development as teacher-scholars by providing and coordinating support, resources and collaborative programs.

The CTE was established earlier this year through the joint efforts of the Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee and the Office of the Provost, with support from numerous individuals across the Ashland University community.

Ashland University Athletic Training Program Granted Continued Accreditation

Ashland University Athletic Training Program Granted Continued Accreditation

Ashland University’s Athletic Training Program has been granted 10 years of continuing accreditation following a program review by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The comprehensive review, which included a self-study and an on-site review, took place earlier this year. AU’s Athletic Training program received its initial accreditation through CAATE in 2005.

8-Time Ashland University National Champ Windle Signs With Brooks Beasts

8-Time Ashland University National Champ Windle Signs With Brooks Beasts

It didn't take long for Drew Windle to find his professional landing spot.

The former eight-time NCAA Division II national champion -- who won his sixth title in the 800-meter run this spring -- announced late last week that he is beginning his pro career with Brooks Running as part of its elite Brooks Beasts Track Club mid-distance group.

One of the country's leaders in performance running gear, Brooks began the club three years ago and it quickly has become one of the most well-known running groups in the nation.

Ashland Seminary Professor Co-Edits New Book

Ashland Seminary Professor Co-Edits New Book

Dr. John Byron, professor of New Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary, has co-edited a new book that is a collection of stories titled “I (Still) Believe.” (Zondervan, 2015).

The contributors make up a diverse group of prominent—indeed some of the world’s most influential and popular—senior Bible scholars, both women and men. All of them explore how faith and biblical scholarship intersect, each in their own way. All of them engage with the ever-important question of how serious study of the Bible affects, whether by threatening or enhancing (or both), one’s faith.

Students Participate in Ashland University’s ‘AU in Germany’ Program

Students Participate in Ashland University’s ‘AU in Germany’ Program

Three Ashland University faculty members and 13 AU students participated this summer in a four-week “AU in Germany” experience that included a stay in Wittenberg as well as weekend excursions to nearby cities.

The group spent May 16 to June 6 in Germany and stayed at Colleg Wittenberg, an educational institution that partners with the university.

Ashland University Honors Program Students Experience Italy

Ashland University Honors Program Students Experience Italy

Students in the Ashland University Honors Program were able to experience Italy this summer as part of the Honors Italy: Grand Tour study abroad trip.

Dr. Chris Swanson, professor of mathematics and director of the Honors Program, said the trip is a vital part of the Ashland University Honors Program’s mission, which is to offer academically talented undergraduate students cross-disciplinary experiences, participation in an intellectual community devoted to discussion and dialogue, and special projects and courses that challenge the mind.

Women’s Basketball Boasts Seventh-Best Team GPA in Division II

Women’s Basketball Boasts Seventh-best Team GPA in Division II

7/15/15 ASHLAND, Ohio - Ashland University’s women’s basketball team had a big 2014-15 season off the court as well as on it, finishing in a tie for seventh in terms of team grade-point average in Division II.

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has released its 2015 Academic Team Honor Rolls, recognizing the women’s basketball teams that carry the highest combined GPA inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season.

Ashland University MFA in Creative Writing Program Sets Summer Reading Series

Ashland University MFA in Creative Writing Program Sets Summer Reading Series

Ashland University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program will hold its Summer Reading Series July 18-31 that will feature afternoon craft talks and evening readings that are free and open to the public on the AU campus.

Award-winning visiting writers and faculty will read from their books each evening, while writers and faculty also will host afternoon craft talks with topics in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. All events will be held in Room 138 of the Schar College of Education.

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