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Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence

Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence; Ribbon-Cutting Set

Ashland University has established a new Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) that will cultivate the growth and learning of faculty, advancing their development as teacher-scholars by providing and coordinating support, resources and collaborative programs.

The CTE was established earlier this year through the joint efforts of the Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee and the Office of the Provost, with support from numerous individuals across the Ashland University community.

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

The Ashland University Office of Admissions has partnered with all academic departments on campus and will provide interactive Summer Visit Programs that will allow prospective students to investigate the college majors and careers that they are considering.

“The summer 2015 visit days are set up to allow prospective students to experience Ashland University in a number of ways, including spending time with faculty and current AU students as well as asking questions of admissions representatives,” said W.C. Vance, director of admissions. “These programs are more comprehensive than traditional campus visits because of the heavy academic and career component.”

Ashland University MBA Program Establishes New Specialization in Health Care Management and Leadership

Ashland University MBA Program Establishes New Specialization in Health Care Management and Leadership

Ashland University’s MBA Program works hard to prepare its MBA students to meet present and future needs of the business world and it has added a new specialization in Health Care Management and Leadership in an effort to do this even better.

“The overall objective of the new specialization is to provide the students both the theoretical knowledge associated with health care management and leadership plus a set of practical tools to aid them in the challenges they face or may be facing in this dynamic industry,” said Steve Krispinsky, executive director of the MBA program at Ashland University.

Ashland University Students Receive IMA Memorial Education Fund National Scholarships

Ashland University Students Receive IMA Memorial Education Fund National Scholarships

Ashland University seniors Emily Sparks, an accounting and finance major from Plymouth, Ohio, and Stephen Cox, an accounting and finance major from Medina, Ohio, have received the IMA Memorial Education Fund (MEF) National Scholarship from the Institute of Management Accountants for 2015.

Sparks, a 2012 graduate of South Central High School, is the daughter of Donald and Lorraine Sparks of Plymouth, while Cox is a 2012 graduate of Cloverleaf Senior High School and the son of Stephen Sr. and Christine Cox of Medina.

AU Student and Ashland Native Awarded The J.M. Smucker Company Annual Scholarship

AU Student and Ashland Native Awarded The J.M. Smucker Company Annual Scholarship

Steve Mowry, an Ashland University junior majoring in accounting and finance, was named The J.M. Smucker Co. scholarship award winner for the academic year 2014-15 at AU’s Student Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) meeting.

The scholarship was presented to Mowry by Nick Workinger, director of U.S. Retail Sales Finance of The J.M. Smucker Co. Mowry, a 2012 graduate of Ashland High School, is the son of Steve Sr. and Rhonda Mowry of Ashland, Ohio.

Ashland University Business Professor Receives Chair in Business Enterprise

Ashland University Business Professor Receives Chair in Business Enterprise

Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany, a professor of international business at Ashland University, has been awarded the Burton D. Morgan Foundation Chair in Business Enterprise for 2015 through 2018.

The chair was established in 1991 by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation to perpetuate the American business tradition of private enterprise with an emphasis on the role of the entrepreneur. Dr. Kumar was competitively selected from an exceptional group of Dauch College of Business and Economics faculty.

International Marketing Class Business Plan Leads to Full-Time Position

International Marketing Class Business Plan Leads to Full-Time Position

A senior project in an Ashland University international marketing class has resulted in AU senior Faisal Altimyat receiving a full-time international position with Ashland’s Zephyr Industries.

Altimyat, a finance major at Ashland University, along with Saud Almubark, a senior information systems major at Ashland University, created and implemented a business plan in their international marketing class to help Zephyr Industries open markets in Saudi Arabia.

Burton D. Morgan Lecture and Luncheon to Feature Proprietor of Chez François Restaurant

Burton D. Morgan Lecture and Luncheon to Feature Proprietor of Chez François Restaurant

Matthew N. Mars, the proprietor for Chez François Restaurant in Vermilion, Ohio, will be the keynote speaker for the Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Lecture and Luncheon at Ashland University. Mars will speak on “"Purpose and Passion."

The event will be held on Tuesday, April 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center. The cost is $20 per person. For required reservations and payment, contact Linda Stoffer, Dauch 101A, at 419-289-5210 or lstoffer@ashland.edu by noon on Friday, April 10.

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