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Ashland University's Sport Management Program Adds Initiative with Cleveland Browns

Ashland University Sport Management Program Adds Initiative with Cleveland Browns

One of the strongest dimensions of Ashland University’s Sport Management program is the large number of experiential learning opportunities available to students and AU has added another program this year that allows students to work with the Cleveland Browns organization.

“Ashland University worked with the Cleveland Browns to develop a salesmanship initiative that starting in the fall of 2018 has provided Sport Management and Marketing students with a unique opportunity to develop skills essential to working in the sports industry,” said Dr. Lance Kaltenbaugh, associate professor of Sport Management at AU. “Through this Browns’ initiative only with Ashland University, students gained relevant sales experience, had one-on-one networking meetings with executives in the Browns organization, and were provided a tour of the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio.”

Speaker to Address Violence against LGBTQ People

Dr. Helis Sikk, a postdoctoral fellow at DePauw University, will speak on the history of violence against LGBTQ people, how this violence is covered in the media, and anti-violence activism on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and the group Eagles for Pride at Ashland University, is free and open to the public.

Sikk was a 2014 Phil Zwickler Fellow at Cornell University and a Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow in 2016-2017. Her research looks at the history of anti-LGBTQ violence since the 1960s. Sikk is a co-editor for a collection of essays documenting the cultural legacy of the murder of Matthew Shepard published by Routledge in December 2018.

Speaker to Address Violence against LGBTQ People

Lewis' Career in Music and the Military Leads Him to AU

Joseph Lewis Jr., Ashland University director of bands, is honored to have a career which combines his two worlds of music and the military. Not only will he lead the Ashland University Eagle Marching Band into Jack Miller Stadium for the football game against Northern Michigan on Nov. 10, but he also will recognize fellow military men and women for their service at a special halftime show in observance of Veterans Day.

Lewis' journey into a career combining music and the military began in the summer of 2000 when he enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard, attended 10 weeks of basic training and completed three weeks on-the-job training.

Lewis' Career in Music and the Military Leads Him to AU

Ashland University’s New Program to Center on Community Research and Evaluation Services

Ashland University’s New Program to Center on Community Research and Evaluation Services

Ashland University has kicked off a new program – the Center for Community Research and Evaluation Services (CCRES) -- through the College of Arts and Sciences. The program was started in early October and just recently received a $5,000 grant from AU’s Fund to Support Innovative Initiatives.

“The Center for Community Research and Evaluation Services seeks to provide practical and high quality applied research and evaluation services to social service agencies, administrations and organizations with the aim to improve the well-being of residents in the surrounding communities and rural areas of Ashland, Wayne and Richland counties,” said Dr. Allyson Drinkard, assistant professor of criminal justice and sociology and co-director of the program.

Ashland University Highlights Successes of College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Ashland University Highlights Successes of College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Ashland University will be highlighting the successes of its College of Nursing and Health Sciences as part of the National Nursing and Health Professionals Week set for Nov. 5-9.

Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers undergraduate programs in the traditional BSN, Accelerated-Second Degree, Advanced Entry-Transfer Students, RN to BSN, Athletic Training, Dietetics and Exercise Science programs, where students receive intensive instruction through small class sizes and one-on-one attention from their professors. To further enhance the educational experience, students are able to participate in a Living Learning Community with peers studying within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Ashland University’s Food Service Receives Top Ranking

Ashland University’s Food Service Receives Top Ranking

Ashland University’s College Food Service was ranked as the 25th Best College Food Service in the country, and the best in the state of Ohio, by the college ranking website Niche.com.

The 2019 Best College Food ranking by Niche.com is based on student surveys of campus dining and meal plan costs. According to Niche.com, top-ranked colleges offer outstanding on-campus dining that allows students to easily access healthy, quality food across a wide range of cuisines and dietary preferences.

Ashland University to Hold Vigil for Synagogue Shooting

Ashland University to Hold Vigil for Synagogue Shooting

Ashland University will hold a vigil on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel to honor the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting from this past Saturday. A gunman took the lives of eleven people at the Pittsburgh synagogue, also wounding several others.

"It's very important to gather like this and stand against hatred and bigotry," said Dr. Craig Hovey, executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence. "We need to demonstrate that peace and unity will characterize us, not violence and division."

Ashland University Professor to Give Book Reading

Dr. Maura Grady, assistant professor of English at Ashland University, will read from her book, The Shawshank Experience: Tracking the History of the World's Favorite Movie, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall inside the Schar College of Education.

The book features an in-depth analysis of the world’s most popular movie, The Shawshank Redemption, delving into issues such as the significance of race in the film, its cinematic debt to earlier genres, the gothic influences at work in the movie, and the representation of Andy’s poster art as cross-gendered signifiers.

Ashland University Professor to Give Book Reading

Sounds of the Stadium Concert at AU on Nov. 4

Sounds of the Stadium Concert at AU on Nov. 4

The Ashland University Department of Music presents the Sounds of the Stadium concert featuring the Ashland University Eagle Marching Band under the direction of Joseph Lewis Jr., director of Bands, on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

The 2018 Eagle Marching Band will perform selections from their halftime shows including music from boy bands, Panic! at the Disco, The Greatest Showman, classic spy shows, and the ’70s along with other Ashland University traditional favorites. The color guard and feature twirlers will also perform at this concert, which will be inside away from inclement weather.

AU Faith and Society Lecture with Dr. Mark Yarhouse Rescheduled for Nov. 27

AU Faith and Society Lecture with Dr. Mark Yarhouse Rescheduled for Nov. 27

Ashland University’s Faith and Society Lecture with Dr. Mark Yarhouse, a psychologist from Regent University, has been rescheduled for Nov. 27. The event had been scheduled for Sept. 13 but was canceled due to hurricane Florence hitting his hometown that day.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will now be held on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. The lecture is sponsored by the Hilda Bretzlaff Foundation.

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