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AU Dauch College of Business and Economics Seeks Highest Level of Accreditation

Ashland University has received word from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) that its business programs are “eligible for accreditation.” The accreditation will cover both the college’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

“In May, our president Dr. Carlos Campo signed the application for AACSB initial accreditation for the Dauch College of Business and Economics and we have been told that the Initial Accreditation Committee met and reviewed our eligibility application and determined that Ashland University is ready to proceed with the initial accreditation process,” said Dr. Elad Granot, Dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

AU Dauch College of Business and Economics Seeks Highest Level of Accreditation

Ashland University Receives $225,032 Grant from National Science Foundation

Ashland University Receives $225,032 Grant from National Science Foundation

Ashland University has received a $225,032 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Promoting STEM Education at Two-Year Colleges (PSE2YC).” The award started July 15, 2017, and ends June 30, 2019.

The project, which is under the direction of AU Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang and Kathleen A. Alfano, professor emeritus, College of the Canyons, calls for Ashland University to hold a National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal writing workshop to help faculty at two-year colleges successfully obtain NSF funding majorly focused on Advanced Technological Education (ATE) and Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) programs.

Ashland University Ranked Among Best Colleges in Ohio

Ashland University has been ranked as one of the 25 Best Colleges in Ohio based on a new ranking released by College Choice.

“I am thrilled that Ashland University continues to receive much national recognition and is now listed as one of the top 25 Best Colleges in Ohio by College Choice,” said Dr. Carlos Campo. “We focus on great teaching as well as placing an emphasis on engaging students both inside and outside of the classroom with exciting living and learning environments, and that is drawing attention.”

Ashland University Ranked Among Best Colleges in Ohio

Ashland University Installs New Telephone System

Ashland University Installs New Telephone System

After more than 30 years, Ashland University is getting a new telephone system on campus.

The University has partnered with Teletronics Communications Inc. to move the campus from a legacy analog phone system from the 1980s to a VoIP-based phone system. VoIP is a digital phone system in which a computer server handles all voice, call routing and data communications on an Ethernet cable. The new phone system will be running on the Shoretel platform.

Ashland University Holds Graduation at Mansfield Correctional Institution

Ashland University Holds Graduation at Mansfield Correctional Institution

The first three graduates of Ashland University’s “Second Chance Pell Program” received their associate’s degrees on Monday, June 19, at a Commencement ceremony held at the Mansfield Correctional Institution.

“These three are the first from the Ashland University Pell program to graduate since its inception in the summer of 2016, and to our knowledge the first in the country among higher education schools who received this grant,” said Jim Cox, who serves as site director for AU’s program at Mansfield Correctional Institution.

Ashland University Receives 2017 Best of Columbus Award

Ashland University has been selected for the 2017 Best of Columbus Award in the Universities & Colleges category by the Columbus Award Program.

Each year, the Columbus Award Program identifies companies that it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Columbus area a great place to live, work and play.

Ashland University Receives 2017 Best of Columbus Award

Ashland University Designated as a 'Best Value School'

Ashland University has been designated as a “Best Value School” by University Research & Review, a website that lists higher education institutions that offer quality educations at an affordable cost and are highly regarded, especially by students.

“I am thrilled that Ashland University is receiving national recognition for providing such extraordinary value to its students. We made a conscious effort to reduce our tuition several years ago and we have kept increases minimal since that time,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “We focus on great teaching as well as placing an emphasis on engaging students both inside and outside of the classroom with exciting living and learning environments, and that is drawing attention.”

Ashland University Designated as a 'Best Value School'

Ashland University Women’s Auxiliary Breaks Ground for New Prayer Garden

Ashland University Women’s Auxiliary Breaks Ground for New Prayer Garden

By Ashland University’s Homecoming in October of 2017, a formerly grassy area near the Jack and Deb Miller Memorial Chapel will be transformed into a quiet and serene oasis on campus. On Friday, May 5, 2017, the Ashland University Women’s Auxiliary “turned the dirt” for a proposed Prayer Garden on the east side of the Miller Chapel.

The Prayer Garden began as a discussion in 2015 between AU’s First Lady Karen Campo and Rev. Jason Barnhart, executive director of Christian Ministry. Barnhart shared his vision to provide a place for prayer, peace and quiet among the busyness of campus life.

Time-Lapse Video of Ashland University Eagle Carving

Time-Lapse Video of Eagle Carving

Jack Riese and Andrew Wise from Lumberjack Chainsaw Art out of Dalton, Ohio, spent much of two days carving an eagle out of an old tree near the archway in front of Founders Hall along College Avenue on the Ashland University campus.

The tree that was carved is an old scotch pine that dates back to nearly 140 years ago when Ashland University was founded in 1878. The University had been trying to save the tree for years but it was taken down last fall.

Ashland University Honors Professor with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University Honors Professor with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University’s Dr. Lisa Young, assistant professor of nursing in the Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is the recipient of AU’s 2017 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. AU Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang presented the award at AU’s Academic Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 23, 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.

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