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AU to Main Street Set for Friday, Sept. 8

AU to Main Street Now Set for Friday, Sept. 8

President Dr. Carlos Campo will lead AU participants from the AU community to downtown Ashland on Friday, Sept. 8. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. The walk was originally set for Thursday but has been changed due to the weather.
Those associated with AU will gather on the quad side of Founders Hall shortly before 4 p.m. and at 4 p.m. will head down Grant Street toward the downtown area.

AU Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program Sept. 16

AU Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program Sept. 16

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands Preserve, 2638 Ashland Road, will host its fourth “Naturalist on Duty” program this summer on Sept. 16. All of these Saturday events are free and open to the public.

The informal, come-when-you-can programs provide an opportunity for explorers of all ages to learn about “Seasonality and Change in Wetland Habitats.” Each event is held between 10 a.m. and noon. The final program date is Oct. 14. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Ashland University Emerging as a Leader in Collaborative Science; Opens New Center Dedicated to International Collaborations

Ashland University Emerging as a Leader in Collaborative Science; Opens New Center Dedicated to International Collaborations

Ashland University’s opening of an International Collaboration Research Center (AUICR) this fall gives further evidence that AU is emerging as a leader in the growing trend of collaborative social science.

“This Center will be the first of its kind, and provide a home at AU with additional resources to support these social science collaborations,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “The AUICRC will allow Dr. Chartier to initiate and facilitate more of these large-scale projects, seek extramural funding, and place an expanded team of highly trained AU undergraduates at the center of these exciting developments.”

Ashland University Education Dean Selected as a Deans for Impact Fellow

Ashland University Education Dean Selected as a Deans for Impact Fellow

Dr. Donna Breault, dean of Ashland University’s Schar College of Education, was selected as a Deans for Impact (DFI) Fellow this spring and she participated in a one-week training academy at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, this summer.

“The organization really provides a critical network for the Dwight Schar College of Education,” Breault said. “Serving as a DFI Fellow provides me with the opportunity to reach out to the leaders in Colleges of Education across the country. It provides ongoing support to ensure that what we do at Ashland has an impact, that the impact can be measured, and that we hold ourselves accountable based upon those measures.”

2017-2018 Ashland University Arts Guide Available

2017-2018 Ashland University Arts Guide Available

The College of Arts & Sciences at Ashland University has released its annual Arts Guide, which highlights multiple arts events for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Arts Guide offers a comprehensive view of the Ashland University Theatre season, Department of Music recitals and special events, and Coburn Art Gallery exhibitions.

Arts patrons are encouraged to use the Arts Guide as they plan their cultural events as a one-stop reference guide that includes events from Aug. 28 to May 18.

Students at Independent Colleges In Ohio Offering Support to Students in Texas with $5,000 Goal

Students At Independent Colleges In Ohio Offering Support To Students In Texas with $5,000 Goal

Kindness Matters from Ohio to Texas and from Student to Student

9/1/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Kindness matters in a time like this, and students throughout Ohio are stepping up to do their part. Ashland University has joined Otterbein University and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) in leading an effort to rally students at Ohio’s 52 independent colleges to raise $5,000 for their fellow students in Texas.

Otterbein President Kathy Krendl reached out to her peer institution presidents on Thursday, asking them to join her in support of students in Texas. “We are seeking your partnership with a united effort to offer assistance and kindness — student-to-student — from Ohio private and independent schools to Texas universities,” she said.

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.”

AU Religion Department Sponsors Public Lecture on ‘Working for Women’s Rights in Mexico’

AU Religion Department Sponsors Public Lecture on ‘Working for Women’s Rights in Mexico’

Ashland University’s Religion Department along with the International Peacemakers Program of the Presbyterian Church are co-sponsoring a public lecture by Lydia Cordero Cabrera on the topic of “Working for Women’s Rights in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.”

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Ashland University Professor Publishes ‘Zombie’ Translation

 Ashland University Professor Publishes ‘Zombie’ Translation

Dr. Richard Gray, associate professor of foreign languages at Ashland University, has published a book translation titled Zombies: An Anthropological Investigation of the Living Dead (University Press of Florida 2017).

According to Gray, this book is a translation of forensic pathologist Philippe Charlier’s scientific investigation of zombie culture and Haitian Vodou called Zombis. Enquête sur les morts-vivants (Tallandier 2015).

Ashland University to Hold Second Faith and Society Lecture

Ashland University to Hold Second Faith and Society Lecture

Dr. Deborah Haarsma, who serves as president of the BioLogos Foundation, will speak as part of Ashland University’s second Faith and Society Lecture to be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Haarsma will speak on “Can Science and the Bible Work Together? Christian Perspectives on Creation, Design and Evolution.” The one-hour lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

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