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Ashland University's Accelerated BSN Program Named One of the Best in the Country

Ashland University Online Accelerated BSN Program Named One of the Best in the Country

Ashland University’s Accelerated BSN Degree Program has been named as one of the top 20 programs in the country by GeriatricNursing.org, a leading online resource for providing information on nursing schools and programs that offer geriatric nursing education.

“We are very pleased to have our Accelerated BSN Program identified as one of the top 20 in the country,” said Dr. Faye Grund, dean of AU’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Ashland University Prison Outreach Program Featured on NPR Station

Ashland University Prison Outreach Program Featured on NPR Station

A news segment on Ashland University’s Prison Outreach Program was featured April 18 on 89.7fm WGBH, Boston’s local NPR station. Ashland University serves one of the largest student populations in the Pell Second Chance pilot program.

Lydia Emmanouilidou, associate producer of On Campus for WGBH, came to the AU campus to interview AU officials and also talked with inmates in AU’s prison program at the Richland Correctional Facility in Mansfield.

Portman, Brown Introduce Resolution Recognizing Ashland University’s 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship Women’s Basketball Team

Portman, Brown Introduce Resolution Recognizing Ashland University’s 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship Women’s Basketball Team

U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), today introduced a resolution in the Senate recognizing the athletic achievement of the Ashland University’s 2017 women’s basketball team, which won the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Women’s Basketball Championship. This is the second division II national championship for Ashland University’s women’s basketball team in the last five years.

“Ohio is home to some of the best basketball teams in the country and we are proud to have Ashland’s women’s team leading Division II basketball,” Portman stated. “Congratulations to Coach Fralick and the Eagles on capping their undefeated, record-setting season with another championship.”

AU Hires New Director of Online Criminal Justice Program

Ashland University Hires New Director of Online Criminal Justice Program

Ashland University has hired Dr. Mark Rubin as the new director and professional instructor of the Online Criminal Justice program. He began in this position on March 1.

“We are thrilled to have someone like Dr. Rubin join our team,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Dr. Rubin's blend of law enforcement and academic experience make him an ideal person to direct our adult online program in criminal justice.”

Ashland University Establishes 1 Year International MBA Program in Cleveland

Ashland University Establishes 1 Year International MBA Program in Cleveland

Ashland University has launched a new 1 Year International Master of Business Administration program in the Cleveland market. The new program includes two international study tours and can be completed on Saturdays over a one-year period.

The program, which will be held at Ashland’s state-of-the-art Cleveland MBA Center at 6393 Oak Tree Boulevard just off Rockside Road, will begin on Aug. 26, 2017. The Cleveland program will run concurrently with a similar 1 Year International MBA program already in the Columbus market.

Rob Portman to be Speaker at Ashland University’s Spring Commencement

Rob Portman, U.S. Senator from the state of Ohio, has been named the speaker for AU’s Spring Commencement that is set for May 6 at 10 a.m.

The event will be held at the Dwight Schar Athletic Complex’s Miller Stadium, which is located off Broad Street on the northwest side of the AU campus. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center.

Rob Portman to be Speaker at Ashland University’s Spring Commencement

Ashland University Designated as 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 Featured as National College of Distinction

Ashland University Featured as National College of Distinction

Based on its excellence in engaging students, its great teaching, a vibrant campus community and its successful outcomes, Ashland University has been named as a College of Distinction for 2017.

“We are very pleased to be identified as a College of Distinction and believe that this recognition illustrates some of the things that we do best on this campus,” 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 some attention.”

Ashland University Offers Fall Trip to Cuba for Alumni and Friends

Ashland University Offers Fall Trip to Cuba for Alumni and Friends

Ashland University President Carlos Campo and his wife, Karen, will serve as hosts for a seven-day trip to Cuba that will take place Sept. 11-18, 2017. The trip is open to AU alumni and friends of the University.

The cultural trip will include accommodations at the five-star Iberostar Parque Central in Havanna and the five-star Iberostar Varadero in Varadero. The trip costs an estimated $3,975 per person for double occupancy and $4,375 per person for single occupancy. This is an estimated cost per person and includes travel insurance; airfare from Miami, Fla.; visas and some meals. A final quote will be provided upon acceptance of the program.

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.

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