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Ashland University Human Resources Student Chapter Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2017-2018 Superior Merit Award designation to the Ashland University Human Resources Student Chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

“This is the highest level of the awards that a chapter can receive,” said Joan Berry Kalamas, professional instructor in business management in the Dauch College of Business and Economics and HR Student Chapter adviser. “Our students worked very hard this past year – they held many meetings, brought in guest speakers and did community service work. I am very proud of them for being awarded the Superior Merit Award.”

Ashland University Human Resources Student Chapter Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

Ashland University Establishes Center for Addictions; Hires Director

Ashland University Establishes Center for Addictions; Hires Director

Ashland University has established a Center for Addictions that will be housed in the Department of Psychology on campus and a director of the center has been hired.

“We are excited to introduce Christy Ellis-Trolian as the founding director of the Center for Addictions at Ashland University,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Christy has experience in the diagnosis, treatment, program development, clinical supervision, and administration of substance use disorder and mental health treatment programs.”

Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences' Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Receives Full 10-Year Accreditation

Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences' Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Receives Full 10-Year Accreditation

Ashland University’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences received word from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) last week that the College’s undergraduate nursing program has met all standards and received a full 10-year accreditation for its baccalaureate degree program in nursing.

“It gives me great pleasure to report that we have met all standards with no compliance concerns with respect to the key elements,” said Dr. Faye Grund, dean of AU’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “I want to thank and praise our faculty and staff for their dedication and service to the nursing programs. Their diligence continues to lead us toward great outcomes.”

Locals Invited to Sing in ASO Pops in the Park Concert

Locals Invited to Sing in ASO Pops in the Park Concert

The Ashland Area Chorus (AAC), a non-auditioned mixed choir of 40-60 participants, invites local singers to join them for a short summer session and to perform with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra.

The 4-week rehearsal schedule meets for four consecutive Mondays including: June 4, 11, 18 and 25. Each rehearsal is from 7 to 8:30 p.m.at Ashland University in Room 242 of the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building). The session will conclude on Sunday, July 1, with a live performance of light, popular and patriotic tunes with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra for the Pops In the Park concert at Brookside Park Band Shell.

Pringle, 4x4 Win Gold As Eagle Men Finish Second in Nation

Pringle, 4x4 Win Gold As Eagle Men Finish Second

Eight men represented Ashland University's track and field program at the 2018 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Charlotte, N.C.

That great eight lifted the Eagles to a second-place team finish following Saturday's (May 26) third and final day of nationals – tied for the program's highest finish at the Division II level. Ashland's men ended the weekend with 51 team points, behind only Texas A&M-Kingsville's 65.

Ashland head coach Jud Logan called this group of Eagle men the most overachieving squad he's had in 24 years of coaching.

Ashland University Schedules Summer Young Chef Camp

Ashland University Schedules Summer Young Chef Camp

Is your dream to become a chef? Do you love to cook? Come join Ashland University’s talented team of chefs for AU’s fifth annual Young Chef Camp. Learn the essential skills such as knife handling, sanitation and food handling rules as well as cooking techniques.

The camp takes place in the John C. Myers Convocation Center kitchen this summer on June 5 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and June 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the instruction centered on making sweet or savory crepes, fresh pasta, fresh salsa, dips and chips as well as an interactive learning experience identifying herbs and produce.

Ashland Theological Seminary Confers 119 Degrees

Ashland Theological Seminary Confers 119 Degrees

The Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah delivered the commencement address titled “Hope Through Present Suffering” during the Ashland Theological Seminary’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12. The Seminary conferred 118 degrees to the members of 2018 graduating class at the ceremony held in the John C. Myers Convocation Center.

Soong-Chan is the Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill., and the author of Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times, a commentary on the book of Lamentations (IVP Books, 2015); The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity (IVP Books, 2009); Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church (Moody, 2010); and co-editor of Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations (Judson, 2012). He is the co-author of Return to Justice (Brazos, 2016); and Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith (Zondervan, 2014).

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Exhibition Opens May 18

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Exhibition Opens May 18

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University has scheduled the opening of a national juried exhibition titled “Ode to Degas,” which will run from May 18 to June 17, 2018, in the Coburn Gallery. The exhibition is family friendly and admission to the reception is free and open to the public.

This exhibition is a collection of works that embody the concepts of movement explored by Edgar Degas, most specifically in his dancers. The exhibition features 20 artworks from artists across the United States selected by juror Robert Robbins. Robbins received his MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University and his BFA in Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Robbins is the chair of the Art Department at Miami University of Ohio.

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host Summer ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program

 Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host Summer ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2628 Ashland Road, will host six “Naturalist on Duty” events on one Saturday a month this summer and fall. All six events are free and open to the public.

The informal, come-when-you-can style programs are short and flexible. Each provides an opportunity for those of all ages to learn about “Seasonality and Change.” Each open-house style event will be held between 10 a.m. and noon. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Commencement Speaker Provides Advice for Ashland University Spring Graduates

Commencement Speaker Provides Advice for Ashland University Spring Graduates

Tracy Ringo, a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a member of the Ohio Army National Guard, challenged Ashland University graduates to maintain a positive attitude in life in her address at AU’s spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5.

The commencement was held outside under partly sunny skies at Jack Miller Stadium in the University’s Schar Athletic Complex. Ringo recently opened a new solo practice in Garfield Heights, Ohio, called Exclusively Skin, and her focus in this practice is on diseases of the skin.

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