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AU Commencement Outside at Miller Stadium

Ashland University’s Spring 2018 Commencement ceremony for today will be held OUTSIDE at Miller Stadium in the Schar Athletic Complex off Broad Street on the northwest side of campus. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. with the procession to begin at approximately 9:55 a.m. No tickets are needed for the ceremony held at the Stadium.

Graduating students and faculty who are participating in the ceremony are to assemble at 9 a.m. at the soccer field and track located just southwest of the football stadium. Handicapped parking for those attending the ceremony will be located in parking lot E, which is lot located next to the John C. Myers Convocation Center and Amstutz Hall.

AU’s Outdoor Commencement Option Being Moved to Miller Stadium

AU’s Outdoor Commencement Option Being Moved to Miller Stadium

Because of the soft ground and the forecast for more rain this week, Ashland University administrators have decided to move the outdoor location back to Miller Stadium for the May 5 Commencement. The location had been scheduled for the front lawn of Founders Hall as part of the 140th anniversary celebration of the University.

“It has been an unusually wet and cold spring and the ground is still saturated,” said Rick Ewing, vice president of operations and planning. “We are worried that with the wet conditions of the front lawn and the forecast for more rain, the lawn will be too soft to accommodate the ceremony.”

Ashland University Officials Sign Academic Collaboration with University of Haifa

Ashland University Officials Sign Academic Collaboration with University of Haifa Officials

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo and Dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics Dr. Elad Granot last week signed an academic collaboration agreement with officials from the University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel.

Campo and Granot entered into an agreement with University of Haifa President Ron Robin and Rector Gustavo Mesch that will establish a joint MBA program in entrepreneurship. The opportunity to study at an Israeli campus is expected to generate significant interest among the student body of Ashland University.

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 Online Programs Receive Recognition

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Two of Ashland University’s online programs were recognized with high rankings in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2018.

AU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online Program was ranked as the second best online private program in Ohio and 131st ranked program nationally among the Best Online MBA Programs, while AU’s Online Bachelor’s Program was rated as the second best online private program in Ohio and the 153rd ranked program nationally among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

Ashland University Team to Participate in National MBA Case Competition

Ashland University Team to Participate in National MBA Case Competition

A team of three MBA students from Ashland University has been selected to participate in the KeyBank MBA Minority Student Case Competition for 2018.

The AU students -- Kaneeka Dalton Paul of Columbus, Ohio; Andrea Shellow of Columbus, Ohio; and Abdallah Ibrahim of Amman, Jordan -- will participate in the 14th Annual KeyBank & Fisher College of Business Minority MBA Student Case Competition on Feb. 23-25, 2018, at the Westin Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ashland University Schedules Tour to Israel for March 2018

Ashland University Schedules Tour to Israel for March 2018

Ashland University has scheduled an Israel Study Tour as part of its 1 Year International MBA Program. The March 1-10, 2018, Tour is being offered to AU students, veterans, alumni, friends and guests of the University.

“This is an opportunity for guests and alumni of Ashland University to join current students on this life-changing tour of the Holy Land,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics. “Israel is known for its resilient economic growth and there has never been a greater time to get a firsthand experience of this start-up nation.”

Ashland University Morgan Center to Host Speaker Event

Ashland University Morgan Center to Host Speaker Event

Ashland University’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will host a presentation by H. Bert Lindsay, owner of Lindsay Automotive in Columbus, who will speak on “How I built one of the Largest Honda Dealerships in the United States (and everything you wanted to know about buying a car and didn't know who to ask).”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Ridenour Room inside the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

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 MBA Program Holds 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 held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 26 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 celebrated 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 held its first class from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and then broke for lunch and the ribbon cutting before going back to class from 1 to 5 p.m.”

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