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Commencement Speaker Challenges AU Graduates

Commencement Speaker Challenges AU Graduates

Hugh Hewitt, a lawyer, law professor and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon, talked about gratitude during his speech to graduates at Ashland University’s spring commencement ceremony held May 14 in Kates Gymnasium.

In his address titled, “Get On With It,” Hewitt said, “Today is a day for gratitude, not only to your parents, but especially to your parents. I have been a parent at three of these and there comes with it a great joy in seeing your children fulfill such a thing but also a relief of writing no more tuition checks and there are others as well.”

Hugh Hewitt to be Speaker at Ashland University’s Spring Commencement

Hugh Hewitt to be Speaker at Ashland University’s Spring Commencement

Hugh Hewitt, a lawyer, law professor and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon, has been named the speaker for AU’s Spring Commencement that is set for May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Dwight Schar Athletic Complex’s Miller Stadium.

Hewitt, who also served as a panelist at four of the Republican debates during 2016, is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School, and has been teaching Constitutional Law at Chapman University Law School since it opened in 1995.

Commencement Ceremony Moved Inside Gym; Live Stream Link Provided

Commencement Ceremony Moved Inside

Click here to see the event streamed live -- www.ashland.edu/commencement

Due to the inclement weather, today's commencement ceremony has been moved inside to Kates Gymnasium. Tickets will be required to attend this ceremony. Each undergraduate and graduate student received four tickets for the indoor event when they picked up their cap and gown. The lineup for both undergraduate and graduate students as well as all faculty will be at 9 a.m. in the Conard Field House located just west of the Physical Education Center.

Ashland University Honors Professor with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University Honors Professor with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University Professor of History Dr. John Moser is the recipient of AU’s 2016 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. AU Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang presented the award at AU’s Academic Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 24, 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.

Fox News Commentator Ed Rollins to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 27

Fox News Commentator Ed Rollins to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 27

Political consultant and Fox News commentator Ed Rollins will be the keynote speaker at the 31st Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Ashland University. Sponsored by the Ashbrook Center, this event has hosted many political leaders including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Rick Perry, Colin Powell and John Boehner.

The dinner program will be held in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center. Tickets for this Ashbrook event are $250 per person. A limited number of VIP reception tickets are available for an additional cost. Tables of 10 are available in different price packages and include reception tickets, program recognition and preferred table location.

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.”

Ashland University Receives Commitment for $1 Million Estate Gift

Ashland University Receives Commitment for $1 Million Estate Gift

Ashland University has received a $1 million anonymous estate gift that will be made to the Ashland University Endowment Fund upon the passing of a well-known and well-respected Ashland couple.

While this anonymous gift will be used to strengthen the University’s endowment and help fund strategic priorities for Ashland well into the future, interest from the gift will be used to help fund student athletic scholarships.

Former Chief Investment Officer to Speak on ‘Investing in an Uncertain Economy’

Former Chief Investment Officer to Speak on ‘Investing in an Uncertain Economy’

George “Gus” Sauter, former chief investment officer for The Vanguard Group, will speak at a luncheon event on “Investing in an Uncertain Economy,” on Friday, April 22, at 12:30 p.m. in the John C. Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

The cost for the lecture and luncheon is $10 per person, which helps underwrite a portion of Ashland University’s expenses for this event. Those wanting to attend must register online at www.ashland.edu/sauter. For questions regarding the event, please contact the AU Advancement Office by calling 419.289.5620 or emailing au-advancement@ashland.edu.

Ashland University President Named UNLV Alumnus of the Year

Ashland University President Named UNLV Alumnus of the Year

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo has been named as the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (UNLV) 2016 College of Liberal Arts Alumnus of the Year.

This 2016 College of Liberal Arts Alumnus of the Year award, which is the highest and most prestigious alumni award given by the college, recognizes Dr. Campo’s contributions to society through his professional and personal achievements.

Action Taken by the AU Board of Trustees

Action Taken by the AU Board of Trustees

The Ashland University Board of Trustees passed a number of forward-looking items at its meetings that were held on campus on Jan. 28 and 29, 2016. The board approved:
1) the University’s new Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.

“On behalf of the Strategic Planning Committee, we are pleased to present Ashland University's new Strategic Plan, titled Ashland Rising 2020,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “This ‘Tier One’ of our three-tiered planning approach was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees.”

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