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Ashland University Team to Compete in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Competition

Ashland University Team to Compete in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Competition

The Ashland University team competing in the Entrepreneurship Immersion Week competition on Aug. 3-8 will try to follow in the footsteps of last year’s AU team that won the business concept competition.

Last year’s team of undergraduate students – Christina Fox of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; Nell Cronin of Loveland, Ohio; Emily Bosley of Wellington, Ohio; Hosam Alkoshy of Saudi Arabia; and Christopher John Hassmann of Mansfield -- won the event and received the first place $2,500 check after winning the competition for its improved public and commercial restroom product.

Ashland University Catering and Conferences Department Receives Silver Award

Ashland University Catering and Conferences Department Receives Silver Award

Ashland University Catering and Conferences Department was awarded the silver award by the National Association of College and University Foods Services (NACUFS) for its entry in the category of catering – online menu in the annual Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards.

The award was presented at the NACUFS national conference in Baltimore, Md., earlier this month. Named for one of the founders and a past president of NACUFS, the award was established by NACUFS to honor outstanding efforts in college and university food service.

Ashland University Student Awarded National Scholarship

Ashland University Student Awarded National Scholarship

Madison Paige Wright, an Ashland University junior from Lakewood, Ohio, was named one of 35 students nationwide who will receive the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students.

Dr. Susan Melson Huffman, national president of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, made the announcement of the $1,000 scholarship that Wright will receive.

Ben Carson to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on August 21

Ben Carson to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on August 21

Dr. Ben Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon and New York Times Best-Selling Author, will be the keynote speaker at the 29th Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Ashland University. Sponsored by the Ashbrook Center, this event has hosted many political leaders including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell and John Boehner.

The dinner program will be held in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center. Tickets for this Ashbrook event are $250 per person. A limited number of VIP reception tickets are available for an additional cost. Tables of 10 are available in different price packages and include reception tickets, program recognition and preferred table location.

Ashbrook Center Named an Oasis of Excellence

Ashbrook Center Named an Oasis of Excellence

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University has been named one of over 50 Oases of Excellence by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). The Oases of Excellence project recognizes university-based programs that promote the study of American history, government and political theory. The Oases of Excellence project also aims to introduce these outstanding programs to a wider audience.

“These programs are an effective way to change the culture of the academy from the inside,” said ACTA president Anne Neal. “Instead of blindly writing checks, it is time donors target their giving to initiatives that provide students with a broad-based education in foundational texts and ideas.”

Ashland University Alumni Asked to Submit Artwork for Alumni Exhibition

Ashland University Alumni Asked to Submit Artwork for Alumni Exhibition

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will be celebrating the creativity, innovation and dedication of its AU alumni over the years in an art department alumni exhibition opening in the fall semester of 2014.

Alumni of AU’s Department of Art are invited to submit artwork for the alumni exhibition, which will take place in the Coburn Gallery Oct. 2 to 31, 2014. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Ashland University Faculty Member and Students Attend Conference

Ashland University Faculty Member and Students Attend Conference

7/2/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Deborah Sullivan of Ashland and two Ashland University students attended the 105th American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Conference titled “Global Gateway to Healthy and Sustainable Families” June 25-28 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in St. Louis, Mo.

The two AU students accompanying Dr. Sullivan were Mikaela Bush of Radnor, Ohio, and Julianna Hritz of Seven Fields, Pa.

Ashland University Ranked as Top Best Value College

Ashland University Ranked as Top Best Value College

Ashland University has been ranked as a Top Best Value College by the Educate To Career’s ETC College Rankings Index, an outcome-based college rankings index for the real world.

Educate To Career Inc. (ETC), a California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit group, announced the release of its rankings index on July 1 and Ashland University was ranked as the 156th best value college out of 1,222 U.S. colleges.

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