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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.”

Ashland University’s Fashion Merchandising Program Recognized as a Top Program

Ashland University’s Fashion Merchandising Program Recognized as a Top Program

Ashland University’s Fashion Merchandising program has been ranked in the top 20 percent of the Fashion Merchandising programs in the United States by Fashion-Schools.org.

“We were informed that our program was listed as one of the top 75 fashion schools in the country,” said Dr. Nancy Morris, associate professor of fashion merchandising. “In the article, ‘Top 75 Fashion Merchandising Schools in the U.S.,’ Ashland University is referenced at No. 39 and is one of the few small private universities to make the list.”

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