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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.

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.

Ashland University Student Wins Grand Prize Award

Ashland University Student Wins Grand Prize Award

Jessie Perry, a resident of Mentor, Ohio, and a student at Ashland University, has been selected as the American Collegiate Intramural Sports (ACIS) grand prize winner and will receive a trip to San Diego in April.

Perry, the daughter of Patrick and Patricia Perry, is a 2010 graduate of Mentor High School. The senior is double majoring in business management and marketing with a dual minor in entrepreneurship and nutrition at Ashland University.

AU Marketing Student Receives Scholarship

Dr. Ray Jacobs (left), associate dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, and Dr. Jeff Russell, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, pose with scholarship recipient Hayley Ramser.

Hayley Ramser, a junior marketing major at Ashland University, has been awarded the 2013-2014 Business Advisory Council Endowed Scholarship from AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Ramser received the prestigious $1,024 scholarship at the fall 2013 Business Advisory Council Meeting earlier this month. Ramser was selected from among 16 eligible students, all of whom had a GPA of 3.5 or higher. As part of the process, the students were required to submit a letter of interest, resume and three letters of references.