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Ashland University Professor Receives Culinary Award

Ashland University’s René Rawraway Receives Award

René Rawraway, assistant professor in the hospitality management program at Ashland University, received an award at the American Culinary Federation Conference held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore Feb. 15-17.

Rawraway received the ACF Northeast Region Cutting Edge Award at the event, which honored chefs, students and foodservice professionals from the American Culinary Federation's (ACF) Northeast and Southeast Regions. Those attending gathered for professional development and culinary trend seminars at ChefConnect: Baltimore.

Ashland University to Host MBA Open Houses

Ashland University to Host MBA Open Houses

Ashland University’s master of business administration (MBA) degree program will host several open houses this fall at its MBA program locations.

The open house locations and dates are:
-- March 16 at AU’s Columbus Center at 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Road.
-- March 17 at AU’s Westlake Center at Corporate College, 25425 Center Ridge Road.
-- March 19 at Stark Center at Stark State College, ATC 6200 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton
-- March 23 at AU’s Medina Center at Sharon Commons, 2498 Medina Road (Route 18).

AU Students, Safe Haven Partner to Teach Life Skills

AU Students, Safe Haven Partner to Teach Life Skills

Through a new partnership between Ashland University's Enactus organization and Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven, survivors of domestic and sexual abuse are learning job readiness skills and are being empowered to take back control of their lives.

With the help from a $1,500 women's empowerment grant from Wal-Mart, the AU students purchased computers, printers and flash drives for survivors to use as they learn from students about resume and cover letter creation, interview techniques and etiquette, budgeting skills, computer skills and self-defense.

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Design ‘Capes for Kids’

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Design ‘Capes for Kids’

What turns a child into a superhero? A cape, of course, and students in Ashland University’s Fashion Studio I class this semester designed capes for children in Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis – giving them “superhero powers” to aid in their recovery.

The Fashion Merchandising class, for the second year, participated in The Hero Project whose mission is to “ensure kids in Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital leave a hero – with a cape to prove it!” Through the Capes For Kids program, the AU students designed and made capes that were donated to the hospital.

Ashland University and In His Steps Foundation Sponsoring Andre’ Thornton Lecture

Ashland University and In His Steps Foundation Sponsoring Andre’ Thornton Lecture

Ashland University and In His Steps Foundation are sponsoring a lecture by Andre’ Thornton, president and CEO of ASW Global LLC, and former major league baseball player with the Cleveland Indians.

The event, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the John C. Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus, is part of the inaugural Gordon E. Heffern Applying Christian Ethics in Business Lecture hosted by AU’s Richard and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economic.

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Eight Ashland University faculty members were honored during the University’s 29th annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Jan. 30. The program recognizes faculty or staff whose academic leadership with regard to students extends beyond the classroom. The mentors, each nominated by an Ashland student were presented an engraved silver plate at the event held in John C. Myers Convocation Center.

This year’s Mentor Award recipients are Dr. Theodore Avtgis, chair and professor of communication studies; Chuck Bryant, instructor of finance; Brenda DeHaan, professional instructor of nursing; Dr. Emily Hess, visiting instructor of history/political science; Dr. Michael Hudson, associate professor of geology; Terri Jewett, professional instructor of early childhood education; Dr. Joe Mackall, professor of English; and Dr. René Paddags, assistant professor of political science.

AU Holds ‘Green is the New Black’ Fashion Show

AU Holds ‘Green is the New Black’ Fashion Show

The Fashion Merchandising department dazzled Upper Convo on a Thursday night in November during the ‘Green is the New Black’ fashion show. Students of Dr. Nancy Morris’ Fashion Promotion class were in charge of organizing the show.

Seniors Alexis Berdine and Laura Carley were the co-directors, while Teah Kullman was the lead of merchandising and Olivia Morris was the lead of promotions.

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