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Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Three of Ashland University’s online programs were recognized with high rankings in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2017.

AU’s Online Bachelor’s Program was rated as the second best online program in Ohio and the 92nd ranked program nationally among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, while AU’s Master of Business Administration Online Program was ranked as the fifth best online program in Ohio and the 111th nationally among the Best Online MBA Programs. Also, AU’s Education Online Program was ranked 123rd among the Best Online Education Programs.

Commencement Speaker Challenges AU Graduates

Commencement Speaker Challenges AU Graduates

Frederick Broad, vice chair of the Ashland University Board of Trustees and co-founder of Packaging Specialists LLC in Pittsburgh, Pa., highlighted four distinct takeaways during his speech to graduates at AU’s winter commencement ceremony held Dec. 17 in Kates Gymnasium.

In his address titled, “Reflections of a Cardboard Salesman,” Broad, a 1975 graduate of Ashland, highlighted four areas that he believes are very important in a person’s life. Before he started to speak, he removed his cap and gown, put on an AU ball cap and took a seat on a barstool on the gym floor in front of the graduates.

Winter 2016 Commencement to be Held Dec. 17 - Live Stream Link Provided

Ashland University Winter 2016 Commencement to be Held Dec. 17

Ashland University’s Winter 2016 Commencement will be held on Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center on the Ashland University campus. The speaker for the event will be Frederick B. Broad, vice chair of the Ashland University Board of Trustees.

No tickets will be required for the event, which is open to the public. The ceremony will be streamed live --
https://boxcast.tv/view/2016-ashland-university-winter-commencement-311065 -- and broadcast live in the Student Center Eagles’ Nest and the Student Center Auditorium. Faculty and students who are participating in the ceremony are to assemble at 9 a.m. in the Conard Field House located just west of the Physical Education Center.

Ashland University Posts 2016 Electronic Christmas Card

Ashland University Posts 2016 Electronic Christmas Card

Millions of people across the globe have captured the Christmas spirit each year thanks to the electronic Christmas cards that have been distributed by Ashland University since 2001.

Each year, Ashland University releases a new holiday ecard to all of its students, faculty and staff, alumni, friends and the larger community around the world. This year’s card was posted on the AU website and YouTube on Nov. 29.

The J.M. Smucker Company Establishes Endowed Scholarship in Business at Ashland University

The J.M. Smucker Company Establishes Endowed Scholarship in Business at Ashland University

The J.M. Smucker Company, based in Orrville, Ohio, has established an Endowed Scholarship in Business at Ashland University.

The scholarship was established with a $50,000 gift that will be awarded to undergraduate students in AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics based on academic merit and financial need. The recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA and the award may be renewed annually provided recipients maintain the requirements and be in good standing within the Ashland University community.

Honoring All Who Served

Honoring All Who Served

On this Veterans’ Day, let us all take a moment to remember the sacrifices of the brave men and women who selflessly served in our Armed Forces. Their courage and strength is an inspiration to us all. We thank them and honor their service to our country.

Ashland University Establishes One-Year International MBA Program

Ashland University Establishes One-Year International MBA Program

Ashland University has established a 1 Year International Master of Business Administration program that includes two international study tours and can be completed on Saturdays over a one-year period.

“We are very excited to offer this one-year program for those who want to earn their MBA quickly and travel the world through a program that features two international study tours and an all-inclusive tuition,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Ashland University Names New Director of the Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Ashland University Names New Director of the Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Tom Sudow has been named the new director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics. Sudow will begin his new duties Oct. 31.

“We are delighted and proud to have someone of Tom’s stature join the team at Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics as the new director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean and professor of marketing at AU’s Dauch College.

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 Receives Transforming Campus Climate Grant from ODHE

Ashland University Receives Transforming Campus Climate Grant from ODHE

Ashland University is one of nine Ohio colleges and universities to receive an Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Transforming Campus Climate grant offered through the Changing Campus Culture initiative. Ashland received an $8,000 grant award.

According to Dr. Hannah Clayborne, AU’s vice president of student affairs, the Transforming Campus Climate grants seek to provide support to Ohio colleges and universities as they work to implement best practices to address sexual violence on their campuses in response to climate survey data.

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