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Ashland University to Hold Event Featuring Harold Boughton, ‘The Teaching Coach’

Ashland University to Hold Event Featuring Harold Boughton, ‘The Teaching Coach’

Ashland University’s Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship will host an event with author and former senior executive Harold “Bud” Boughton, who is known as “The Teaching Coach.” Boughton will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. The event is free and open to the public.

The topic of Boughten’s presentation will be “Passionate Performance is Winning Performance.”

Butler, Pa. Resident Named Scholarship Recipient at Ashland University

Ashland University junior Laurena Shick, a resident of Butler, Pa., has been named recipient of the 2017-18 Business Advisory Council Endowed Scholarship presented by the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University. The scholarship is for $1,000.

Shick is majoring in fashion merchandising and marketing at Ashland University and expects to graduate in May of 2019. She is the daughter of Jean Shick and the late Terry Shick and is a 2015 graduate of Slippery Rock Area High School.

Butler, Pa. Resident Named Scholarship Recipient at Ashland University

Ashland University Receives Affirmation of Dual ACBSP Accreditation

Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics has received word from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) that its dual accreditation has been approved with no areas of concern.

“We received a letter from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs saying that the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners met earlier this year and reviewed the College’s Quality Assurance Report for our overall business programs and the separate accounting accreditation,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. “After this review, the board voted to accept our report without any notes or conditions.”

Dean of Business College Featured on WEWS-TV 5 News Segment

Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, was featured on a WEWS-TV 5 Cleveland news segment with Jonathan Walsh. Dr. Granot spoke about Ohio's tax-free weekend as a part of the On Your Side investigation that looked into whether the tax holiday really saves people money. Granot called the tax-free weekend a political stunt.

"The data shows that for the state it's pretty much a wash," Granot said. "They're not losing any revenue because most of the consumers will walk into stores and buy stuff that's covered by the tax break but then buy a lot more things that are not."

Dean of Business College Featured on WEWS-TV 5 Segment

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

The Ashland University Office of Admissions has partnered with all academic departments on campus and will provide interactive Summer Visit Programs that will allow prospective students to investigate the college majors and careers that they are considering.

“The summer 2015 visit days are set up to allow prospective students to experience Ashland University in a number of ways, including spending time with faculty and current AU students as well as asking questions of admissions representatives,” said W.C. Vance, director of admissions. “These programs are more comprehensive than traditional campus visits because of the heavy academic and career component.”

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Design ‘Capes for Kids’

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Design ‘Capes for Kids’

What turns a child into a superhero? A cape, of course, and students in Ashland University’s Fashion Studio I class this semester designed capes for children in Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis – giving them “superhero powers” to aid in their recovery.

The Fashion Merchandising class, for the second year, participated in The Hero Project whose mission is to “ensure kids in Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital leave a hero – with a cape to prove it!” Through the Capes For Kids program, the AU students designed and made capes that were donated to the hospital.

AU Holds ‘Green is the New Black’ Fashion Show

AU Holds ‘Green is the New Black’ Fashion Show

The Fashion Merchandising department dazzled Upper Convo on a Thursday night in November during the ‘Green is the New Black’ fashion show. Students of Dr. Nancy Morris’ Fashion Promotion class were in charge of organizing the show.

Seniors Alexis Berdine and Laura Carley were the co-directors, while Teah Kullman was the lead of merchandising and Olivia Morris was the lead of promotions.

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Partner with Goodwill Industries for Fall Fashion Show

Ashland University Fashion Merchandising Students Partner  with Goodwill Industries for Fall Fashion Show

Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is partnering with Ashland University’s fashion merchandising students to hold a special fashion show on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.
The free event, themed “Green is the New Black,” will feature creations made from textiles and other items found at Goodwill’s Ashland store as well as other recyclable material.

“We are excited to partner with the fashion students at Ashland University for this creative fashion show,” said Greg Morton, vice president, mission services and public relations, for Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “We look forward to seeing how the students take gently-used items and make them into a new creation -- supporting thrift shopping as well as upcycling and recycling in the community. When individuals shop and donate to Goodwill, they are supporting our mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment in the community.”

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