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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.

AU Students Lend a Hand with Business Transformation

AU Students Lend a Hand with Business Transformation

With help from several students from Ashland University's Enactus organization, Kid's Kountry & More owner Janice Glenn is transforming a storage area in the back of the store into a Red Wing shoe department with a separate entrance off South Street.

Glenn purchased the business last July and began carrying men's and women's Red Wing shoes to fill what she said was a void left when Jim's Shoe Store and Repair closed. But trying to sell a brand known for men's work boots out of a children's store presented the challenge of taking on a renovation project and creating a marketing campaign on a shoestring budget.

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.

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