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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.

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program Ranked in Top 10 in Ohio

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program Ranked in Top 10 in Ohio

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program (https://www.ashlandonlinemba.com/) has been ranked as the seventh best program in the state of Ohio by Online MBA Today.

“Online MBA Today is committed to connecting prospective online MBA students to high quality educational opportunities, and we are excited to highlight the Ashland University program,” said Tammie Cagle, editor of Online MBA Today.

National Acclaim Granted to Ashland University’s Professional Programming

National Acclaim Granted to Ashland University’s Professional Programming

Colleges of Distinction has spent nearly two decades advocating for institutions that prioritize the overall undergraduate experience with a hands-on, thorough liberal arts education. Its unique selection process evaluates each school holistically, going beyond typical rankings lists to acknowledge the everyday opportunities for students to engage actively with their peers, professors and respective areas of study. As a trusted, one-of-a-kind resource, Colleges of Distinction is now awarding further accolades to help prospective students find the best-fit school for them.

Already honored as a College of Distinction for its personal approach to education, Ashland University has now received program-specific recognition in business, education and nursing. Today’s job market is growing more complex every day, requiring the modern worker to be not only knowledgeable, but also apt at communication and vigilant in the face of new challenges. Ashland University’s exhaustive curriculum has worked to meet these needs, preparing its students to take on the post-graduate world through an education that reaches far beyond the basics.

The William Emory Trainham Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Business Established at AU

The William Emory Trainham Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Business has been established at Ashland University and AU alumni who knew the former chairman of the Business Administration Department are being asked to support the scholarship that is expected to advance
the business analytics education program at AU.

The scholarship was established by his step-son Dr. Tim Keyes and his wife, Jennifer, on behalf of the Trainham and Keyes families. Keyes is a 1983 graduate of AU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.

Ashland University Human Resources Student Chapter Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2017-2018 Superior Merit Award designation to the Ashland University Human Resources Student Chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

“This is the highest level of the awards that a chapter can receive,” said Joan Berry Kalamas, professional instructor in business management in the Dauch College of Business and Economics and HR Student Chapter adviser. “Our students worked very hard this past year – they held many meetings, brought in guest speakers and did community service work. I am very proud of them for being awarded the Superior Merit Award.”

Ashland University Human Resources Student Chapter Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

AU Commencement Outside at Miller Stadium

Ashland University’s Spring 2018 Commencement ceremony for today will be held OUTSIDE at Miller Stadium in the Schar Athletic Complex off Broad Street on the northwest side of campus. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. with the procession to begin at approximately 9:55 a.m. No tickets are needed for the ceremony held at the Stadium.

Graduating students and faculty who are participating in the ceremony are to assemble at 9 a.m. at the soccer field and track located just southwest of the football stadium. Handicapped parking for those attending the ceremony will be located in parking lot E, which is lot located next to the John C. Myers Convocation Center and Amstutz Hall.

AU’s Outdoor Commencement Option Being Moved to Miller Stadium

AU’s Outdoor Commencement Option Being Moved to Miller Stadium

Because of the soft ground and the forecast for more rain this week, Ashland University administrators have decided to move the outdoor location back to Miller Stadium for the May 5 Commencement. The location had been scheduled for the front lawn of Founders Hall as part of the 140th anniversary celebration of the University.

“It has been an unusually wet and cold spring and the ground is still saturated,” said Rick Ewing, vice president of operations and planning. “We are worried that with the wet conditions of the front lawn and the forecast for more rain, the lawn will be too soft to accommodate the ceremony.”

Ashland University Honors Faculty Member with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University Honors Faculty Member with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University’s Joan Berry Kalamas, professional instructor in business management in the Dauch College of Business and Economics, is the recipient of AU’s 2018 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. AU Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang presented the award at AU’s Academic Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 22, in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.

The award, first presented in 1997, was endowed by former Jeromesville residents the late Edward and Louaine Taylor as a way of supporting high quality teaching at Ashland University.

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