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Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence

Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence; Ribbon-Cutting Set

Ashland University has established a new Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) that will cultivate the growth and learning of faculty, advancing their development as teacher-scholars by providing and coordinating support, resources and collaborative programs.

The CTE was established earlier this year through the joint efforts of the Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee and the Office of the Provost, with support from numerous individuals across the Ashland University community.

Ashland University Founders School Sponsors Cincinnati Leadership Seminar

Ashland University Founders School Sponsors Cincinnati Leadership Seminar

The Telego Center for Educational Improvement at the Ashland University Founders School of Continuing Education is sponsoring a Leadership Academy Seminar that will be held April 17 and 18 in Cincinnati.

“After 14 years of success in the Cleveland area, the Ashland Leadership Academy Seminar (ALAS) is coming to southwestern Ohio,” said Dr. David Silverberg director of the Telego Center for Educational Improvement. “The goal of an ALAS weekend is to provide participants with interactive presentations, featuring knowledgeable and experienced presenters, regarding contemporary issues in public education, as they impact the administrative practitioner.”

Ashland University Founders School Offers Credit for Wounded Student Conference

Ashland University Founders School Offers Credit for Wounded Student Conference

Ashland University’s Founders School of Continuing Education is offering professional development graduate credit for a Reaching the Wounded Student Conference that will be held April 21 and 22 at the Berlin Hotel and Suites Conference Center in Berlin, Ohio.

The conference organizer is AU’s Dr. Joe Hendershott, who is also co-founder and president of Hope 4 The Wounded, LLC. Hendershott, who is author of the book, “Reaching the Wounded Student,” will be assisted by Ken Packard, a retired school superintendent and an AU adjunct professor.

Center’s Annual Conference to Consider Challenges to Nonviolence: Practical and Theoretical

Center’s Annual Conference to Consider Challenges to Nonviolence: Practical and Theoretical

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University will hold its first conference, titled “Considering the Challenges to Nonviolence: Practical and Theoretical,” on March 28 in the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the AU campus.

The conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Brimlow, associate professor of philosophy at St. John Fisher College and author of “What About Hitler?” Brimlow, who received a Ph.D. from University of Rochester and his B.A. from Fordham University, will consider the challenge about nonviolence in the face of injustice.

AU Gallery to Present Art Teachers Ceramic Workshop

AU Gallery to Present Art Teachers Ceramic Workshop

Ashland University Coburn Art Gallery’s Art Saturday program will present an Art Teachers Professional Development workshop for teachers who have with little skills or knowledge in ceramics or those needing a refresher course.

The ceramics workshop is set for Sat., Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the instructor is Ashland University’s ceramics adjunct professor Larry Schiemann.

Cleveland Community Leader Joins Ashbrook Board

Samuel H. Miller, co-chairman emeritus of Forest City Enterprises, Inc. has joined the Board of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University.

“I am pleased to join the effort to educate the next generation about what makes America great,” Miller said.

Miller is actively engaged in the Cleveland community and has served on the board of trustees of the following organizations: WVIZ, Jewish National Fund, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University, Notre Dame College, the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Foundation, and John Carroll University.

Ashland University Offers Online School Safety Course

Ashland University Offers Online School Safety Course

Ashland University’s Professional Development “Beyond Lockdown” online safety course is being offered to school administrators, teachers and staff throughout the state as well as other interested parties.

The course instructor, Dr. Amy Klinger, associate professor of educational administration at Ashland University, is an expert in school safety and security issues and is a certified Department of Homeland Security instructor as well as a certified ALICE trainer.

Experienced Criminal Justice Professionals Hired to Lead AU's New Online Criminal Justice Program

Two Hired as Part of Ashland University’s New Online Criminal Justice Program

Two people have been hired to lead the new online criminal justice program at Ashland University. Classes begin Jan. 13, 2014, for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree completion program designed for students who have already earned an associate’s degree or completed some of their general education courses.

Joe Perry of Marion has been hired as director of the new program, while Jeffrey Shook of Lexington has been hired as lead recruiter.

AU Professional Development Services Partners with Ohio Center for Autism

AU Professional Development Services Partners with Ohio Center for Autism

Ashland University’s Professional Development Services has partnered with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) to offer online workshops that will start in early October.

“In my estimation, OCALI is the No. 1 provider of autism workshops in the world,” said Dr. Gene Linton, executive director of Professional Development Services in the Founders School at Ashland University. “It is exciting to formulate this partnership with an agency that is known for their quality work out in the field.”

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