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Ashland University Bookstore to Hold Book Signing for ‘King James Brings the Land a Crown’ Book

The Ashland University Bookstore is hosting a book signing with Cleveland Scene reporter Chris Parker on Tuesday, April 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the store located in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center on the AU campus.

Parker will be signing his book, “King James Brings The Land a Crown,” which chronicles the story of the Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 Championship.

Ashland University Bookstore to Hold Book Signing for ‘King James Brings the Land a Crown’ Book

Portman, Brown Introduce Resolution Recognizing Ashland University’s 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship Women’s Basketball Team

Portman, Brown Introduce Resolution Recognizing Ashland University’s 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship Women’s Basketball Team

U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), today introduced a resolution in the Senate recognizing the athletic achievement of the Ashland University’s 2017 women’s basketball team, which won the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Women’s Basketball Championship. This is the second division II national championship for Ashland University’s women’s basketball team in the last five years.

“Ohio is home to some of the best basketball teams in the country and we are proud to have Ashland’s women’s team leading Division II basketball,” Portman stated. “Congratulations to Coach Fralick and the Eagles on capping their undefeated, record-setting season with another championship.”

AU College of Arts and Sciences’ Research and Creative Activity Symposium Open to the Public

AU College of Arts and Sciences’ Research and Creative Activity Symposium Open to the Public

Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium that will feature the works of over 60 students from 15 departments in the College.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, trustees’ distinguished professor of chemistry, the April 11 symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center. The symposium will feature oral presentations, performances, poster presentations and art exhibitions.

Ashland University Holds Ashland High School Day on Campus

Ashland University Holds Ashland High School Day on Campus

A total of 140 Ashland High School juniors toured the Ashland University campus and participated in a number of classroom sessions on Tuesday, April 4, as part of the Ashland High School Day on the AU campus. In addition to the AHS students, the Ashland High School principal, assistant principal and guidance staff also participated in the special day on the AU campus.

“We wanted to show our local Ashland High School students what we can offer them here at Ashland University,” said W.C. Vance, director of undergraduate admissions at AU. “These students may be close by, but many of them have not had the opportunity to see different parts of our campus or meet our dynamic faculty members.”

AU Hires New Director of Online Criminal Justice Program

Ashland University Hires New Director of Online Criminal Justice Program

Ashland University has hired Dr. Mark Rubin as the new director and professional instructor of the Online Criminal Justice program. He began in this position on March 1.

“We are thrilled to have someone like Dr. Rubin join our team,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Dr. Rubin's blend of law enforcement and academic experience make him an ideal person to direct our adult online program in criminal justice.”

Ashland University Establishes 1 Year International MBA Program in Cleveland

Ashland University Establishes 1 Year International MBA Program in Cleveland

Ashland University has launched a new 1 Year International Master of Business Administration program in the Cleveland market. The new program includes two international study tours and can be completed on Saturdays over a one-year period.

The program, which will be held at Ashland’s state-of-the-art Cleveland MBA Center at 6393 Oak Tree Boulevard just off Rockside Road, will begin on Aug. 26, 2017. The Cleveland program will run concurrently with a similar 1 Year International MBA program already in the Columbus market.

AU Holds Lecture to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Interdisciplinary Science Course

AU Holds Lecture to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Interdisciplinary Science Course

A lecture presented by Dr. Allan M. Brandt, Kass Professor of the History of Medicine and Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, was held on the AU campus March 29 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of an Interdisciplinary Science Course at Ashland University.

Dr. Brandt spoke to an audience of nearly 250 people on the topic, “The Tobacco Pandemic and Global Governance: Historical and ethical perspectives on the persistence of smoking in the 21st century.” Brandt holds a joint appointment between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School.

Winner of AU’s River Teeth Award Wins Major PEN Writers Award

Winner of AU’s River Teeth Award Wins Major PEN Writers Award

The 2014 winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Award, a prize book series initiated by two Ashland English professors and published by University of New Mexico Press, reaped a major PEN literary award at ceremonies in New York City on Monday, March 27. Angela Morales, whose The Girls in My Town was selected by bestselling author Cheryl Strayed as a River Teeth winner from five finalists chosen by AU English Professors Joe Mackall and Dan Lehman, won the 2017 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for Art of the Essay. Morales’s PEN award carries a $10,000 prize.

In citing the River Teeth book series winner, PEN judges stated: “The Girls in My Town is the work of a masterful writer who is adept at the art of implication. The elegantly structured essays in The Girls in My Town illuminate the politics of everyday life with quiet wit and real humanity. Angela Morales writes with nuance, humility, and bold feminism about life and death, love and anger, and striving to find a place to belong.”

Rob Portman to be Speaker at Ashland University’s Spring Commencement

Rob Portman, U.S. Senator from the state of Ohio, has been named the speaker for AU’s Spring Commencement that is set for May 6 at 10 a.m.

The event will be held at the Dwight Schar Athletic Complex’s Miller Stadium, which is located off Broad Street on the northwest side of the AU campus. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center.

Rob Portman to be Speaker at Ashland University’s Spring Commencement

Ashland University Designated as Best Value School

Ashland University has been designated as a “Best Value School” by University Research & Review, a website that lists higher education institutions that offer quality educations at an affordable cost and are highly regarded, especially by students.

“I am thrilled that Ashland University is receiving national recognition for providing such extraordinary value to its students. We made a conscious effort to reduce our tuition several years ago and we have kept increases minimal since that time,” said AU President 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.”

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