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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.

Ashland University and Ohio State Mansfield Sign Nursing Articulation Agreement

Ashland University and Ohio State Mansfield  Sign Nursing Articulation Agreement

Ashland University and The Ohio State University at Mansfield formalized a long-standing partnership today to prepare students across the region for a career in nursing.

The two universities signed a nursing articulation agreement that provides an opportunity for students to enroll and complete degree requirements at OSU Mansfield and then transfer directly to the nursing program at Ashland University.

Lynne Cheney to Speak at Ashbrook Event

Lynne Cheney to Speak at Ashbrook Event

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University is sponsoring “An Evening with Lynne Cheney,” New York Times best-selling author, who will speak about her newest book, “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered.”

The event, celebrating Constitution Day, will be held on Sept. 15 in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with the lecture and a book signing following.

Ashbrook Center Receives $2.5 Million Seed Grant to Expand Teacher Education Programs

Ashbrook Center Receives $2.5 Million Seed Grant to Expand Teacher Education Programs

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University has received a $2.5 million seed grant from the Ariel Corporation to expand its teacher education programs. This gift, given over two years, will enable Ashbrook to address civic illiteracy – the serious national problem created by the failure to educate the next generation about what it means to be an American.

Ashbrook has developed a powerful set of national education programs for American history, government and civics teachers to address this problem. Ranging from online classroom resources to a full Master of Arts degree, Ashbrook programs provide the kind of sustained education necessary to change how American history is taught in classrooms across the country.

Ashland University Professor Participates in Australian Research Partnership; Receives Award

Ashland University Professor Participates in Australian Research Partnership; Receives Award

Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, trustees’ distinguished professor of chemistry at Ashland University, has just returned from spending five months in Australia as part of an international research partnership through the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation at Charles Sturt University.

Weidenhamer’s visit was funded by an Endeavour Research Fellowship through the Australian government. He was hosted by Professor Leslie Weston at Charles Sturt University.

Ashland University Foreign Language Department to Host Spanish Language Film Festival

Ashland University Foreign Language Department to Host Spanish Language Film Festival

Ashland University’s Foreign Language Department has received a grant to host a Spanish Language Film Festival on the AU campus during the month of September. The Spanish films with English subtitles will be held Sept. 4, 10, 15, 23 and 29 at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The festival, which is titled “Celebrating the New Wave of Ibero American Cinema,” is made possible by a grant from Pragda and its Spanish Film Club, as well as support from The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture.

Ashland University Receives $150,000 Grant for Career Readiness Program

Ashland University Receives $150,000 Grant for Career Readiness Program

Ashland University has received a $150,000 Career Ready Internship grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to help students with financial need reap the educational and career-boosting benefits of internships.

“Colleges receiving grants, like Ashland University, will collaborate with local businesses and nonprofits to develop new paid internships and convert existing unpaid internships into paid opportunities,” said Karen Hagans, director of the Career Services Center at Ashland University. “When internships are unpaid, students who cannot afford to work for free have to pass on the chance to gain a competitive edge in the job market. These new internships will give juniors and seniors with financial need real-world experience within their field of study, and a better chance at competing for jobs after graduation.”

Ashland University Theatre Announces Open Auditions for ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

Ashland University Theatre Announces Open Auditions for ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

Ashland University Department of Theatre announced it will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of the classic and beloved musical “The Wizard of Oz,” directed by guest director Bob Russell with musical direction by Dr. Ron Blackley.

Auditions for community and youth ages 10 years and older will be held in Hugo Young Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. Rehearsals for the production will begin Jan. 4, 2015, and performances are scheduled for Feb. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.

Loge and Club Seating Available for Ashland University Football Games

Loge and Club Seating Available for Ashland University Football Games

Both loge and club seating are available for purchase at home Ashland University football games held at Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field this season.

The loge option includes 10 admission tickets and two VIP parking passes for each home game. This option is for a three-year term at $6,000 a year.

The club seat option includes six admission tickets and one VIP parking pass for each home game as well as $100 in food concessions per game. This option is for a three-year term at $2,500 a year.

Ashland University Involved in Research Showing Lead Released from African Cookware Contaminates Food

Ashland University Involved in Research Showing Lead Released from African Cookware Contaminates Food

Lead levels in foods prepared in aluminum pots from Cameroon exceed U.S. guidelines for lead consumption according to a new study published this month. A typical serving contains almost 200 times more lead than California’s Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) of 0.5 micrograms per day.

Two Ashland University professors as well as an AU undergraduate student were involved in the research, which included testing 29 samples of aluminum cookware made in Cameroon.

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