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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.

Ashland University Event to Feature Presentation by Coordinator with Ohio Arts Council

Ashland University Event to Feature Presentation by Coordinator with Ohio Arts Council

The Coburn Gallery and the Ashland Community Arts League will co-host a presentation by Kathy Signorino, coordinator for Artist Programs and Percent for Art Office from the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), on Wednesday, June 15, at 6 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium at Ashland University.

The presentation will provide information on the Individual Excellence Award program, the OAC's online grant application system and other individual artist services provided by the state agency. Following the presentation, there will be a question-and-answer period. The event is free and open to the public.

Members of Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences Receive BAYADA Award

Members of Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences Receive BAYADA Award

Two members of Ashland University’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences were recipients of the 2016 BAYADA Award for Innovation in Healthcare Education. Since they were established in 2004, the BAYADA Awards have recognized nurses for their ideas enhancing technological innovation in nursing education and practice.

The 2016 BAYADA Award recipients included the team of Lisa M. Young, DNP, assistant professor and director of the Simulation Center at the Ashland University Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Faye Grund, PhD, dean of the Ashland University Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Yvonne Weideman, DNP, assistant professor and coordinator of Second Degree Programs at Duquesne University School of Nursing; Joan Such Lockhart, PhD, clinical professor and MSN Nursing Education Program coordinator at Duquesne University School of Nursing; Marie Panas, MSN, instructor at Duquesne University School of Nursing; and Mark Fridline, PhD, instructor and BS/MD enrollment coordinator at the University of Akron, for establishing a virtual clinical experience to build cultural competence.

AU Students Receive Scholarships from Northeast Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors

AU Students Receive Scholarship from Northeast Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors

Ashland University senior Taylor Randles, an accounting major from Stow, Ohio, and sophomore Rachel Shock, an accounting major from Loudonville, Ohio, were awarded $250 scholarships from the Northeast Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Randles is a 2013 graduate of Canal Winchester High School and the daughter of late mother Angela Boyer and father Timothy Randles. Shock is a 2014 graduate of Triway High School and the daughter of David and Cindy Shock.

Ashland University’s Actuarial Science Program Listed as One of the Top 40 in the Country

Ashland University’s Actuarial Science Program Listed as One of the Top 40 in the Country

Ashland University has been identified as having one of the best values in Actuarial Science programs in a recent ranking by Online Accounting Degree Programs. AU is one of only three schools in Ohio to make the top 40 list of actuarial degree programs in the country.

“We examined all of the Bachelor of Actuarial Science programs in the United States and then ranked them based on graduation rate, quality of curriculum, student appeal, net price, and having been named a ‘Center for Actuarial Excellence’,” said Laura Kilmartin, online relations for Online Accounting Degree Programs.

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