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Ashland University Lecture to Feature John Beckett

The Gordon E. Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business at Ashland University this year will feature a lecture by John D. Beckett, chairman of R.W. Beckett Corp. and author of the book, “Loving Monday: Succeeding in business without selling your soul.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Wednesday, March 21, at noon in the John C. Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. Ashland University and In His Steps Foundation are sponsoring the event, which is hosted by AU’s Richard and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Ashland University Lecture Series to Feature John Beckett

Ashland University to Hold Event Featuring Harold Boughton, ‘The Teaching Coach’

Ashland University to Hold Event Featuring Harold Boughton, ‘The Teaching Coach’

Ashland University’s Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship will host an event with author and former senior executive Harold “Bud” Boughton, who is known as “The Teaching Coach.” Boughton will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. The event is free and open to the public.

The topic of Boughten’s presentation will be “Passionate Performance is Winning Performance.”

Ashland University Receives Affirmation of Dual ACBSP Accreditation

Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics has received word from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) that its dual accreditation has been approved with no areas of concern.

“We received a letter from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs saying that the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners met earlier this year and reviewed the College’s Quality Assurance Report for our overall business programs and the separate accounting accreditation,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. “After this review, the board voted to accept our report without any notes or conditions.”

Dean of Business College Featured on WEWS-TV 5 News Segment

Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, was featured on a WEWS-TV 5 Cleveland news segment with Jonathan Walsh. Dr. Granot spoke about Ohio's tax-free weekend as a part of the On Your Side investigation that looked into whether the tax holiday really saves people money. Granot called the tax-free weekend a political stunt.

"The data shows that for the state it's pretty much a wash," Granot said. "They're not losing any revenue because most of the consumers will walk into stores and buy stuff that's covered by the tax break but then buy a lot more things that are not."

Dean of Business College Featured on WEWS-TV 5 Segment

Ashland University Assistant Professor to be Inducted Into American Academy of Chefs

Ashland University Assistant Professor to be Inducted Into American Academy of Chefs

Ashland University’s Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management René Rawraway will be inducted as a member of the American Academy of Chefs at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) national convention in Phoenix this summer.

The honor society of ACF, the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) represents the highest standards of professionalism in the organization, society and industry. The Academy’s primary mission is to promote the education of all culinarians by mentoring culinarians, awarding scholarships to students seeking a future in the culinary industry, and by providing grants to professional working chefs looking to further their career.

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

The Ashland University Office of Admissions has partnered with all academic departments on campus and will provide interactive Summer Visit Programs that will allow prospective students to investigate the college majors and careers that they are considering.

“The summer 2015 visit days are set up to allow prospective students to experience Ashland University in a number of ways, including spending time with faculty and current AU students as well as asking questions of admissions representatives,” said W.C. Vance, director of admissions. “These programs are more comprehensive than traditional campus visits because of the heavy academic and career component.”

Ashland University Professor Receives Culinary Award

Ashland University’s René Rawraway Receives Award

René Rawraway, assistant professor in the hospitality management program at Ashland University, received an award at the American Culinary Federation Conference held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore Feb. 15-17.

Rawraway received the ACF Northeast Region Cutting Edge Award at the event, which honored chefs, students and foodservice professionals from the American Culinary Federation's (ACF) Northeast and Southeast Regions. Those attending gathered for professional development and culinary trend seminars at ChefConnect: Baltimore.

Ashland University Student Recognized as Northeast Ohio’s Best Intern

Ashland University Student Recognized as Northeast Ohio’s “Best Intern”

Ashland University senior Elizabeth Papantonio, a resident of Zelienople, Pa., was recognized March 27 by the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) as Northeast Ohio’s “Best Intern.” She was one of two Ashland University students who were finalists for the award.

Papantonio, a hospitality management and marketing double major, was nominated for her internship at Ecolab, while AU senior Taylor Zorman, an international business major, was nominated for her internship at FlashStarts.