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Ashland University's Winter 2018 Commencement to be Held Dec. 15

Ashland University’s Winter 2018 Commencement will be held on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center on the Ashland University campus. The speaker for the event will be Dr. Steve Fuller, professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. His speech title is “Staying Human in the Twenty-First Century: It’s Harder Than It Sounds.”

No tickets will be required for the event, which is open to the public. The ceremony will be streamed live at www.ashland.edu and broadcast live in the Student Center Eagles’ Nest and the Student Center Auditorium. Faculty and students who are participating in the ceremony are to assemble at 9:15 a.m. in the Conard Field House, located just west of the Physical Education Center.

Ashland University Winter 2018 Commencement to be Held Dec. 15

Ashland University's Sport Management Program Adds Initiative with Cleveland Browns

Ashland University Sport Management Program Adds Initiative with Cleveland Browns

One of the strongest dimensions of Ashland University’s Sport Management program is the large number of experiential learning opportunities available to students and AU has added another program this year that allows students to work with the Cleveland Browns organization.

“Ashland University worked with the Cleveland Browns to develop a salesmanship initiative that starting in the fall of 2018 has provided Sport Management and Marketing students with a unique opportunity to develop skills essential to working in the sports industry,” said Dr. Lance Kaltenbaugh, associate professor of Sport Management at AU. “Through this Browns’ initiative only with Ashland University, students gained relevant sales experience, had one-on-one networking meetings with executives in the Browns organization, and were provided a tour of the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio.”

Ashland University Awarded $50,000 Grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Ashland University Awarded $50,000 Grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Ashland University has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation to support entrepreneurial programming in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation trustees at the September board meeting approved about $1.5 million in grants to promote entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education for youth, college students and adults across Ohio.

Ashland University to Host Talk on Materials for eWriters

Ashland University to Host Talk on Materials for eWriters

Dr. Asad Khan, chief technical officer of Kent Displays, will speak at Ashland University on the development of materials for eWriters, electronic alternatives to paper as well as other computer display technologies.

The talk, titled “eWriters: Flexible Displays & Electronics – Beyond the Hype and onto Commercialization” is free and open to the public. It is set for Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education.

Ashland University Alumnus Rich Ferrari Gives AU Lecture

Ashland University Alumnus Rich Ferrari Gives AU Lecture

Ashland University alumnus Rich Ferrari returned to the AU campus Aug. 28 to give a lecture hosted by the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Ferrari spoke on the topic of “Moments of Truth” at the event held in the Ridenour Room in the Dauch College of Business and Economics. The lecture by Ferrari can be viewed at --
https://auvideo.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Excellence+by+Choice+Lectur...

Ashland University Student Chapter Earns Award

Ashland University Student Chapter Earns Award

Ashland University’s Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has earned the highest award for a student chapter – being named to receive the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Student Chapters at the 2018 Student and Academic Awards Luncheon to be held in November.

“We are so excited that our student chapter has been recognized for this award,” said Victoria Kaskey, chair of the Accounting and Management Information Systems Department at Ashland University. “Professor (Sue) Mullen has worked incredibly hard to obtain this award and her commitment to COBE and the university is certainly shown by her efforts in IMA.”

Ashland University Ranked as Fourth Best College in Ohio for Online Education

Ashland University Ranked as Fourth Best College in Ohio for Online Education

Ashland University is ranked as the fourth best college or university in Ohio for its online education program. The 2018 ranking, listed by BestColleges.com, noted that Ashland “stands out as one of the best of the best in Ohio.”

Ashland is listed No. 4 in the state behind top-ranked University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University and Ohio University. The top 25 ranking can be viewed at: https://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-online-colleges-in-ohio/

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Karin Klein, founding partner of Bloomberg Beta, will be the featured speaker for the 16th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon to be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center.

The luncheon talk by Klein is titled "Some Insights from my Exciting Journey So Far." Reservations for the event are required by Sept. 3 and can be made by going to --
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16GS83wVbSb3Tq0NIP5yucClxMAmW0ydkXQlGCBJ... or calling 419-289-5219.

Ashland University Alumnus Rich Ferrari to Give AU Lecture

Ashland University alumnus Rich Ferrari will be returning to the AU campus in August to give a lecture hosted by the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

“We are so grateful that one of our most prominent business graduates has agreed to return to campus to make a public presentation for our students and those in the community,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m. Ferrari will speak on the topic of “Moments of Truth” at an event to be held in the Ridenour Room in the Dauch College of Business and Economics. The event is free and open to the public.

Ashland University Alumnus Rich Ferrari to Give AU Lecture

Ashland Businessmen Establish Endowed Scholarship at Ashland University

Ashland Businessmen Establish Endowed Scholarship at Ashland University

Nate Shultz and Rob Wash, co-owners of Spreng-Smith Insurance Agency in Ashland, have endowed a scholarship that will be presented annually to a student or students attending Ashland University from either Ashland County or Lorain County.

The Nate Shultz and Rob Wash Family Endowed Scholarship in Business at Ashland University was established earlier this summer by Shultz and Wash, who became owners of Spreng-Smith Insurance Agency a couple of years ago.

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