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Ashland University’s Online MBA Program Ranked Second for 2016

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program Ranked Second for 2016

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program is ranked second in the country on the Best Value MBA’s 2016 list of the top 20 most affordable online MBA programs with no GMAT required.

Dr. Elad Granot, dean of Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics, was thrilled with the ranking of AU’s online MBA program as the second most affordable program on this list.

Ashland University Group Participates in AU’s Business in Taiwan Summer Program

Ashland University Group Participates in AU’s Business in Taiwan Summer Program

Seven Ashland University students and Rebecca Parillo, director of Global Education, are spending part of their summer in Taiwan as part of the University’s Dauch College of Business in Taiwan summer program.

The students participating in this trip are Amanda Jones, international business major from Wadsworth, Ohio; Grace Ecenbarger, information systems major from North Canton, Ohio; Nate Knowlton, finance major from Lexington, Ohio; Margaret Nunley, marketing major from Hilliard, Ohio; Anna Sara, business management major from Marysville, Ohio; David Grim, finance major from Chillicothe, Ohio; and Sophie Brightman, marketing major from Saline, Mich.

Ashland University to Host ‘Community Movie Night’ on July 29

Community members of all ages are invited to attend a free “Community Movie Night” set for July 29 at 9 p.m. on the front lawn of Founders Hall on the Ashland University campus. The movie to be shown is Zootopia, a 2016 3D computer-animated comedy mystery adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Those attending the Movie Night should bring lawn chairs or blankets, and in addition to the movie they will be offered at no charge a number of food items including banana split sundaes, popcorn from the popcorn bar and mix-ins such as gummy bears, mini marshmallows, Reese’s Pieces, M&Ms and peanuts.

Award Winners Announced for Coburn Gallery Exhibition

Award Winners Announced for Coburn Gallery Exhibition

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery has announced the names of the award winners for the Ohio New Photography Juried Exhibition that will run through July 31 in the University’s Coburn Gallery.

This exhibition offered $750 in awards to artists, including youth category awards for young photographers 17 years and under. The awards were announced at the opening reception of the exhibition held June 26.

Ashland University One of 67 Colleges and Universities Nationwide to Participate in Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

Ashland University One of 67 Colleges and Universities Nationwide to Participate in Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

The Department of Education announced today 67 colleges and universities, including Ashland University, have been selected to participate in the new Second Chance Pell pilot program, an experiment announced in July 2015 to test whether participation in high quality education programs increases after expanding access to financial aid for incarcerated individuals.

The pilot program will allow eligible incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants and pursue postsecondary education with the goal of helping them get jobs and support their families when they are released. Today’s announcement builds on the Obama Administration’s commitment to create a fairer and more effective criminal justice system, reduce recidivism, and combat the impact of mass incarceration on families and communities through educational opportunity.

Ashland University will serve one of the largest student populations in this Pell pilot program, working with 1,040 students in Ohio, Louisiana and West Virginia. AU’s program utilizes secure, corrections grade Android tablets to deliver an Associate of Arts degree program to students.

Ashland University MFA in Creative Writing Summer Residency Sessions Open to the Public

Ashland University MFA in Creative Writing Summer Residency Sessions Open to the Public

Ashland University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Summer Residency Program will be held July 16-29 and will feature afternoon craft talks and evening readings on the AU campus. These sessions will be free and open to the public thanks to support from the Ohio Arts Council. All events will be held in Room 138 of the Schar College of Education building near the corner of College Boulevard and Samaritan Avenue.

This year’s featured visiting writers include J. Allyn Rosser in poetry, Steve Almond in fiction and Gretel Ehrlich in creative nonfiction.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host ‘Ohio New Photography’ Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host ‘Ohio New Photography’ Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will hold a regional juried exhibition titled “Ohio New Photography,” which will feature the works of 20 professional photographers and 14 youth photographers from the state of Ohio.

The “Ohio New Photography” exhibition opens on Sunday, June 26, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public. Awards will be announced at the opening at 3 p.m. The exhibition will run from June 26 to July 31 in the Coburn Art Gallery.

Ashland University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Receives National Accreditation

Ashland University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Receives National Accreditation

Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences has received the initial national accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation) for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.

Both the Master of Science to DNP Program and the Bachelor of Science to DNP Program received a five-year initial accreditation, the maximal length awarded to new programs.

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