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Ashland University Master of Science Program Receives Recognition

Ashland University Master of Science Program Receives Recognition

Ashland University’s master of science in applied exercise science degree program has been accepted into the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP).

“This news means that our program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as meeting all of the NSCA requirements in strength and conditioning,” said Dr. Randy Gearhart, program director for the undergraduate exercise science program and the Master of Science program at Ashland University. “Most importantly, we are the only MS degree program in the state of Ohio to hold this recognition.”

Faculty, Staff and Students Invited to Participate in ‘AU to Main Street’ Event on Oct. 28

Faculty, Staff and Students Invited to Participate in ‘AU to Main Street’ Event

Ashland University faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in an “AU to Main Street” event on Oct. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event was rescheduled for today following a rain out on Oct. 21.

The event will involve AU faculty, staff, and students meeting in front of the Rec Center at 4 p.m. and being led by Tuffy in the estimated ½-mile walk to Ashland’s Main Street. Once in the downtown area, AU employees and students are asked to visit the many merchants and get a passport stamped at those locations. Those with five stamps can enter a drawing to win prizes.

Ashland University Sees Large Freshman Class for 2016-17 and Overall Strong Enrollment

Ashland University Sees Large Freshman Class for 2016-17 and Overall Strong Enrollment

Ashland University has started the 2016-2017 academic year with one of the largest freshman classes in recent years and one of the largest total enrollments in AU’s 138-year history.

“We have 740 new freshmen and transfers making this year’s new student class one of the largest classes in recent years,” said Michael Hollenbaugh, vice president for enrollment management. “In addition, our total enrollment with graduate programs and off-campus centers has reached 6,579, which is the third highest total enrollment ever recorded at the university.”

Ashland University Works to Assist Students Impacted by ITT Closing

Ashland University Works to Assist Students Impacted by ITT Closing

Ashland University officials are reaching out to the thousands of students impacted by the sudden closure of ITT Technical Institute, letting them know that AU is ready to review their credits and will work with them to help them transfer to Ashland.

“Many of the credits they’ve already accumulated at ITT would transfer to Ashland University for a variety of our programs and we are willing to work with them to ensure that the hard work and time they have put into their education will not be lost,” said Dr. Michael Hollenbaugh, vice president of enrollment management at Ashland.

Ashland University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Receives National Accreditation

Ashland University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Receives National Accreditation

Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences has received the initial national accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation) for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.

Both the Master of Science to DNP Program and the Bachelor of Science to DNP Program received a five-year initial accreditation, the maximal length awarded to new programs.

Members of Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences Receive BAYADA Award

Members of Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences Receive BAYADA Award

Two members of Ashland University’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences were recipients of the 2016 BAYADA Award for Innovation in Healthcare Education. Since they were established in 2004, the BAYADA Awards have recognized nurses for their ideas enhancing technological innovation in nursing education and practice.

The 2016 BAYADA Award recipients included the team of Lisa M. Young, DNP, assistant professor and director of the Simulation Center at the Ashland University Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Faye Grund, PhD, dean of the Ashland University Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Yvonne Weideman, DNP, assistant professor and coordinator of Second Degree Programs at Duquesne University School of Nursing; Joan Such Lockhart, PhD, clinical professor and MSN Nursing Education Program coordinator at Duquesne University School of Nursing; Marie Panas, MSN, instructor at Duquesne University School of Nursing; and Mark Fridline, PhD, instructor and BS/MD enrollment coordinator at the University of Akron, for establishing a virtual clinical experience to build cultural competence.

Ashland University to Graduate its First Doctor of Nursing Practice Student

Ashland University to Graduate its First Doctor of Nursing Practice Student

Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences will graduate its first student from the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at AU’s Spring Commencement on May 14. Teresa Schneider of Wooster, Ohio, will be the first student to receive the DNP degree through AU’s program.

“The first cohort of the DNP program was admitted and began coursework in June 2014. Individuals who have a master’s degree as an advanced practice nurse enter the program to complete doctoral studies,” said Dr. Faye Grund, dean of the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “Those who are graduates of a bachelor’s degree in nursing program enter after one year of clinical experience and complete the BS to DNP program. These students are then eligible to test for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.”

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Honors Students with Banquet

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Honors Students with Banquet

The Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences hosted its annual Health Sciences Award Recognition Banquet on Friday, April 15. With President Carlos Campo and Provost Eun-Woo Chang in attendance, many students were honored for their academic achievements during the 2015-16 school year.

The department honored senior Sarah Alley, junior Hannah Lilly and sophomore Julie Worley for outstanding academic achievement in their respective classes.

AU President Dr. Carlos Campo Receives ‘Live United’ Award at Ohio Statehouse

AU President Dr. Carlos Campo Receives ‘Live United’ Award at Ohio Statehouse

Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University, received the Dr. Richard N. Aft LIVE UNITED Award on behalf of Ashland University at the 2016 Ohio United Way’s Legislative Luncheon held today in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium.

“This award was presented to Ashland University because it has placed a major emphasis on being a strategic community partner with United Way of Ashland County,” said Everett DeVaul, executive director of United Way of Ashland County. “Our very successful impact initiatives in ‘Crunch Out Obesity’ and ‘Talk, Read and Play’ would not have been possible without the expertise and willingness of the AU faculty. They helped design and develop the working models and message of these key programs for our early childhood and healthy lifestyle target areas.”

Clinician Scientist to Present Lecture on ‘Victories in Public Health’

Clinician Scientist to Present Lecture on ‘Victories in Public Health’

Clinician scientist Dr. Bruce Lanphear will present a lecture titled “Victories in Public Health: Progress or Adaptation?” on Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Trustees' Room of the Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

The lecture is the next event in the Ashland University College of Arts and Sciences’ biennial Symposium Against Indifference. The theme for this year’s series is “Environmental Sustainability.” The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

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