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Ashland University Convocation to be Held Aug. 30

Ashland University Convocation to be Held Aug. 30

The Ashland University Office of Christian Ministry invites all AU community members – faculty, staff and students – as well as members of the greater Ashland community to attend the annual Ashland University Convocation to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Memorial Chapel.

The Convocation will feature a message by Dr. Mark Harden, president of Ashland Theological Seminary. A reception will follow the event at the fountain outside of the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

Ashland University Notes Campus Improvements Accomplished This Summer

Ashland University Notes Campus Improvements Accomplished This Summer

Students returning to the Ashland University campus on the move-in weekend of Aug. 25-27 will notice numerous campus improvements accomplished over the summer. Classes are set to begin Monday, Aug. 28.

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo praised the work of both contractors and AU personnel involved in the various projects.

“These changes are designed to enhance the learning and living environment at AU,” said Dr. Campo. “It is always remarkable to me how so much is accomplished each summer. Our maintenance personnel, building services staff and grounds crew do a great job in preparing the campus for the return of our students.”

AU MBA Program to Hold Ribbon Cutting at New Cleveland Site

Ashland University MBA Program to Hold Ribbon Cutting at New Cleveland Site

Ashland University’s new One-Year International MBA Program will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 26 at 12 noon at its new location in Cleveland – the state-of-the-art Cleveland MBA Center located at 6393 Oak Tree Boulevard just off Rockside Road.

“This event will celebrate Ashland University breaking new territory – offering a One-Year MBA degree in the Cleveland market for the first time,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. “The initial cohort for the MBA program will hold its first class from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and break for lunch and the ribbon cutting before going back to class from 1 to 5 p.m.”

Jeromesville Native Randy Spade Runs Veteran Services Office at Ashland University

In 2012, Ashland University established a Veteran Services Office to coordinate recruitment and support services for military and veteran students. There are approximately 100 veterans at AU in the undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs.

The establishment of the office followed the recommendation of the Veteran Task Force, which advises the administration about how AU could better serve and attract students from the armed forces.

Jeromesville Native Randy Spade Runs Veteran Services Office at Ashland University

Ashland University President Elected to The 50 Club of Cleveland

Ashland University President Elected to The 50 Club of Cleveland

Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University, was elected to the 50 Club of Cleveland, a nonprofit group dedicated to furthering the understanding of pressing local, regional and national issues through dialogue and debate.

“I am very humbled and honored to be nominated and elected to this wonderful organization,” said Dr. Campo. “I am looking forward to gaining deeper insights into the challenges that are facing Northeast Ohio and the country.”

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.

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