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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

AU Student Involved in Preparation for Republican National Convention

Ashland University Student Involved in Preparation for Republican National Convention

Ashland University student Alexandra Groh, a marketing major from Hinckley, Ohio, was involved in the preparation for the Republican National Convention as part of her summer internship with a Cleveland company.

Groh, who will be a sophomore at AU this fall, is participating in an internship with Brilliant Electric Sign Co. of Cleveland this summer, and as part of the internship, she was able to work behind the scenes at the Republican National Convention in July.

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.”

AU Students Lend a Hand with Business Transformation

AU Students Lend a Hand with Business Transformation

With help from several students from Ashland University's Enactus organization, Kid's Kountry & More owner Janice Glenn is transforming a storage area in the back of the store into a Red Wing shoe department with a separate entrance off South Street.

Glenn purchased the business last July and began carrying men's and women's Red Wing shoes to fill what she said was a void left when Jim's Shoe Store and Repair closed. But trying to sell a brand known for men's work boots out of a children's store presented the challenge of taking on a renovation project and creating a marketing campaign on a shoestring budget.

AU Students, Safe Haven Partner to Teach Life Skills

AU Students, Safe Haven Partner to Teach Life Skills

Through a new partnership between Ashland University's Enactus organization and Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven, survivors of domestic and sexual abuse are learning job readiness skills and are being empowered to take back control of their lives.

With the help from a $1,500 women's empowerment grant from Wal-Mart, the AU students purchased computers, printers and flash drives for survivors to use as they learn from students about resume and cover letter creation, interview techniques and etiquette, budgeting skills, computer skills and self-defense.

Ashland University Group Works with Local Business

Ashland University Group Works with Local Business

During the past semester, Ashland University students who are members of Enactus, a group that teaches business techniques, assisted a local business in an effort to help the community and help the local business grow.

In order to do this, the students relied on past experiences as well as the classroom knowledge learned over the years. Hayley Ramser, Gina Tornabene, Hannah Smith, Stefanie McArthur and Casey Neer, along with marketing professor Kris Hovsepian, took on the challenge of making a business plan for Wager’s Way.

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