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Ashland University Kicks Off School Year with All-Institutional Meeting

Ashland University Kicks Off School Year with All-Institutional Meeting

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo looked to the future with optimism during his address to faculty, staff and board members during the University’s all-institutional meeting Monday afternoon in Hugo Young Theatre.

In beginning his address, which focused on the University’s new strategic plan titled Ashland Rising, Campo said, “We are stepping into 138 years of tradition and for the next couple of hours we are going to talk about how that tradition will move us forward over this next year.”

Ashland University Establishes Corporate Connections Program

Ashland University Establishes Corporate Connections Program

Ashland University is introducing a new program that will further connect the University with business entities and enable its corporate partners to offer educational opportunities to their employees as well as spouses and dependents of those employees.

The program, titled “Corporate Connections Program,” has a number of features including opportunities for student internships and educational discounts for employees.

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program Ranked Second for 2016

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program Ranked Second for 2016

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program is ranked second in the country on the Best Value MBA’s 2016 list of the top 20 most affordable online MBA programs with no GMAT required.

Dr. Elad Granot, dean of Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics, was thrilled with the ranking of AU’s online MBA program as the second most affordable program on this list.

Ashland University to Host ‘Community Movie Night’ on July 29

Community members of all ages are invited to attend a free “Community Movie Night” set for July 29 at 9 p.m. on the front lawn of Founders Hall on the Ashland University campus. The movie to be shown is Zootopia, a 2016 3D computer-animated comedy mystery adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Those attending the Movie Night should bring lawn chairs or blankets, and in addition to the movie they will be offered at no charge a number of food items including banana split sundaes, popcorn from the popcorn bar and mix-ins such as gummy bears, mini marshmallows, Reese’s Pieces, M&Ms and peanuts.

Ashland University One of 67 Colleges and Universities Nationwide to Participate in Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

Ashland University One of 67 Colleges and Universities Nationwide to Participate in Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

The Department of Education announced today 67 colleges and universities, including Ashland University, have been selected to participate in the new Second Chance Pell pilot program, an experiment announced in July 2015 to test whether participation in high quality education programs increases after expanding access to financial aid for incarcerated individuals.

The pilot program will allow eligible incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants and pursue postsecondary education with the goal of helping them get jobs and support their families when they are released. Today’s announcement builds on the Obama Administration’s commitment to create a fairer and more effective criminal justice system, reduce recidivism, and combat the impact of mass incarceration on families and communities through educational opportunity.

Ashland University will serve one of the largest student populations in this Pell pilot program, working with 1,040 students in Ohio, Louisiana and West Virginia. AU’s program utilizes secure, corrections grade Android tablets to deliver an Associate of Arts degree program to students.

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.

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