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Ashland University Officials Sign Academic Collaboration with University of Haifa

Ashland University Officials Sign Academic Collaboration with University of Haifa Officials

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo and Dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics Dr. Elad Granot last week signed an academic collaboration agreement with officials from the University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel.

Campo and Granot entered into an agreement with University of Haifa President Ron Robin and Rector Gustavo Mesch that will establish a joint MBA program in entrepreneurship. The opportunity to study at an Israeli campus is expected to generate significant interest among the student body of Ashland University.

Ashland University Lecture to Feature John Beckett

The Gordon E. Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business at Ashland University this year will feature a lecture by John D. Beckett, chairman of R.W. Beckett Corp. and author of the book, “Loving Monday: Succeeding in business without selling your soul.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Wednesday, March 21, at noon in the John C. Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. Ashland University and In His Steps Foundation are sponsoring the event, which is hosted by AU’s Richard and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Ashland University Lecture Series to Feature John Beckett

Ashland University Event to Focus on Cryptocurrencies

Ashland University Event to Focus on Cryptocurrencies

Ashland University’s Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is hosting an event that will feature Ben Wortman speaking on the topic of “Cryptocurrencies.” The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the AU campus.

Over the past few months, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been a trending topic in global news. It is also a topic that very few people fully understand. This event will provide those attending with a better understanding of the innovation that could change our modern economy, and explain what the hype is all about.

Ashland University Faculty Member Receives Promotion and Tenure

Ashland University Faculty Member Receives Promotion and Tenure

Ashland University faculty member Dr. Robert Stoll was promoted to associate professor of operations and supply chain management and granted tenure following the action of the Ashland University Board of Trustees at its winter meeting. The promotion is effective at the beginning of the institution’s 2018-2019 academic year.

Stoll, who joined Ashland University in 2012, serves as the chair of the Department of Management, International Business, Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship. He earned both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D. in operations and supply chain management from Cleveland State University.

Ashland University Morgan Center to Host Speaker Event

Ashland University Morgan Center to Host Speaker Event

Ashland University’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will host a presentation by H. Bert Lindsay, owner of Lindsay Automotive in Columbus, who will speak on “How I built one of the Largest Honda Dealerships in the United States (and everything you wanted to know about buying a car and didn't know who to ask).”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Ridenour Room inside the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Ashland University to Hold Event Featuring Harold Boughton, ‘The Teaching Coach’

Ashland University to Hold Event Featuring Harold Boughton, ‘The Teaching Coach’

Ashland University’s Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship will host an event with author and former senior executive Harold “Bud” Boughton, who is known as “The Teaching Coach.” Boughton will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. The event is free and open to the public.

The topic of Boughten’s presentation will be “Passionate Performance is Winning Performance.”

Ashland University Receives Affirmation of Dual ACBSP Accreditation

Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics has received word from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) that its dual accreditation has been approved with no areas of concern.

“We received a letter from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs saying that the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners met earlier this year and reviewed the College’s Quality Assurance Report for our overall business programs and the separate accounting accreditation,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. “After this review, the board voted to accept our report without any notes or conditions.”

Dean of Business College Featured on WEWS-TV 5 News Segment

Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, was featured on a WEWS-TV 5 Cleveland news segment with Jonathan Walsh. Dr. Granot spoke about Ohio's tax-free weekend as a part of the On Your Side investigation that looked into whether the tax holiday really saves people money. Granot called the tax-free weekend a political stunt.

"The data shows that for the state it's pretty much a wash," Granot said. "They're not losing any revenue because most of the consumers will walk into stores and buy stuff that's covered by the tax break but then buy a lot more things that are not."

Dean of Business College Featured on WEWS-TV 5 Segment

Post 2016 Election: Five Areas for Entrepreneurs to Evaluate

Post 2016 Election: Five Areas for Entrepreneurs to Evaluate

Admittedly, most of the crystal balls used to prognosticate the 2016 election are sadly in need of repair or replacement. So attempts to dust off those crystal balls to peer into the future, as it relates to the next few years, have an analogous chance of accuracy. So what signs should entrepreneurs and innovators be looking for with the change in administrations?

Tom Sudow, the new director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland University, takes a stab at listing the five areas that will have the greatest impact. They are:

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