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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.

Ashland University MBA Students Awarded CMA Scholarships

Ashland University MBA Students Awarded CMA Scholarships

10/29/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Two Ashland University MBA students have been recognized for their outstanding work and were named recipients of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) scholarships by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) at AU’s Student IMA meeting on Oct. 15.

Those receiving the CMA scholarships were Sarah Urban of Kenya and Lisa Brainard from Medina.

Ashland University Junior Awarded Endowed Scholarship

Ashland University Junior Awarded Endowed Scholarship

Bellevue native Kelsey Yantz, junior finance major at Ashland University, has been awarded the 2014-2015 Business Advisory Council’s Endowed Scholarship.

Yantz received this prestigious scholarship in the amount of $1,053 at the fall 2014 Business Advisory Council Meeting that was held earlier this month. She was selected from among 19 eligible students, all of whom had a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Partner with Goodwill Industries for Fall Fashion Show

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Partner  with Goodwill Industries for Fall Fashion Show

Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is partnering with Ashland University’s fashion merchandising students to hold a special fashion show on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.
The free event, themed “Green is the New Black,” will feature creations made from textiles and other items found at Goodwill’s Ashland store as well as other recyclable material.

“We are excited to partner with the fashion students at Ashland University for this creative fashion show,” said Greg Morton, vice president, mission services and public relations, for Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “We look forward to seeing how the students take gently-used items and make them into a new creation -- supporting thrift shopping as well as upcycling and recycling in the community. When individuals shop and donate to Goodwill, they are supporting our mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment in the community.”

Ashland University Sets 12th Annual Ford Lecture

Ashland University Sets 12th Annual Ford Lecture

Rachel Lavine, chief executive officer of Atrium European Real Estate, will be the featured speaker for the 12th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon at Ashland University.

The luncheon talk will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center. For further information, contact Dr. Khushwant Pittenger, professor of business administration, at kpitten@ashland.edu or call 419-289-5219.

Ashland University Students Receive Foundation Scholarships

Ashland University Students Receive Foundation Scholarships

Two Ashland University students have been named recipients of the 2014 American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation Scholarship (AH&LEF), each receiving a $2,000 scholarship for this year.

Erin Bittner, a senior from Madison, Ohio, and Hannah Mattar, a junior from Lake Orion, Mich., received the scholarships that are given annually to Ashland University Hospitality Management majors.

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