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Grant Leads to Development of Sensory Rooms in Ashland University’s College of Education and Elyria Campus

Grant Leads to Development of Sensory Rooms in Ashland University’s College of Education and Elyria Campus

Ashland University’s Department of Teacher Education in the Dwight Schar College of Education received a $216,093 curriculum development grant from the Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children last fall and this grant has allowed the department to create dual licensure programs between early childhood, middle grades education and K-12 intervention specialist.

“The new curriculum proposals are under review with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and, as part of this grant, two active sensory rooms -- one on main campus in the Dwight Schar College of Education and one on the AU campus of Lorain County Community College in Elyria -- have been completed,” said Jason Ellis, principal investigator for the grant and professor of teacher education at AU.

Dr. Mason Posner Receives Ashland University’s Excellence in Scholarship Award

Dr. Mason Posner Receives Ashland University’s Excellence in Scholarship Award

Dr. Mason Posner, professor of biology at Ashland University, has been selected as the University’s third recipient of the Ashland University Excellence in Scholarship Award. Posner was recognized at Ashland University’s Honors Convocation on April 22 and he received a medallion and stipend. In addition, he will speak at the Provost Luncheon during the AU’s Faculty College in August.

The Ashland University Excellence in Scholarship Award recognizes Ashland University faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship.

City of Ashland Ranked in Top 10 by Site Selection Magazine

City of Ashland Ranked in Top 10 by Site Selection Magazine

Site Selection magazine has ranked the city of Ashland, Ohio, in the Top 10 among 575 small cities across the country in its 2017 Governor’s Cup rankings. That means Ashland made an impact in 2017 by attracting new corporate projects with significant jobs and capital investment.

The city of Ashland, Ohio, was tied for seventh on this 2017 Top Micropolitan list with eight new corporate projects with significant jobs and capital investment.

Ashland University Honors Faculty Member with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University Honors Faculty Member with Taylor Teaching Award

Ashland University’s Joan Berry Kalamas, professional instructor in business management in the Dauch College of Business and Economics, is the recipient of AU’s 2018 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. AU Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang presented the award at AU’s Academic Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 22, in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.

The award, first presented in 1997, was endowed by former Jeromesville residents the late Edward and Louaine Taylor as a way of supporting high quality teaching at Ashland University.

AU Spring Choral Concert Features Four Choirs Including Loudonville High School

AU Spring Choral Concert Features Four Choirs Including Loudonville High School

Three Ashland University vocal ensembles join forces with the Loudonville High School Symphonic Choir to present the university's annual spring choral concert on Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of Music and director of Choral Activities, will conduct the University Choir and Chamber Singers with Dr. Timothy Guenther accompanying on organ and piano. The University Choir will sing a pair of spirituals by Moses Hogan including Abide with Me and The Battle of Jericho.

Ashland University Senior Art Exhibition Awards Presented

Ashland University Senior Art Exhibition Awards Presented

The 2018 Senior Art Exhibition awards were presented by Daniel McDonald, chair of the Ashland University Art and Design department, on Thursday, April 12, at the Coburn Art Gallery opening reception. The Senior Art Exhibition runs from April 12-May 5, 2018.

Rachael Santee was selected as the senior exhibition art award recipient by the AU art and design department faculty. Santee’s artworks transform the female body beyond cultural norms into a statement of empowerment for her models while combining symbolic use of flowers and plant matter.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Offer Summer Art Camp

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Offer Summer Art Camp

The Coburn Art Gallery on the Ashland University campus will hold a Summer Art Camp that will offer an intensive and creative one-week art session on June 11-15, 2018.

According to Cynthia Petry, director of the Coburn Gallery, students attending the camp will learn how to use many art medias and experience activities including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture. “They will develop a cultural appreciation and aesthetic awareness as they explore different art forms as well as developing their own talent for self-expression,” Petry said.

Ashland University President to Serve as Chair at International Conference

Ashland University President to Serve as Chair at International Conference

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo has been asked to serve as a Chair for the International Conference on American Drama and Theater titled “Migrations in American Drama and Theater” at the Université de Lorraine in Nancy, France, on June 4-6.

Dr. Campo will serve as chair for Session 3C on Arthur Miller, a session organized by the Arthur Miller Society.

Ashland University’s Emerson Scholars Receive Recognition

Ashland University’s Emerson Scholars Receive Recognition

Ten Emerson Scholars from Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics received recognition and a scholarship at the Emerson Scholar Awards luncheon held on the Ashland University campus.

This year’s group of ten students who will be seniors in the fall include Vanessa Byers, a marketing major from Loudonville, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Loudonville High School; Holly Damron, an accounting major from New London, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of New London High School; Keagn Frey, a marketing major from Bellevue, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Bellevue High School; Kyle Gerber, a supply chain management and business management major from Winesburg, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Hiland High School; Esther Goodell, a marketing major from Amherst, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of Marion L. Steele High School; Dan Morell, a supply chain management and business management major from Brecksville, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Brecksville Broadview High School; Trevor Resse, a finance major from Lisbon, Ohio, who is a 2016 graduate of David Anderson High School; Ewelina Siwik, an international business major from Streetsboro, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Streetsboro High School; Lauren Taylor, a marketing major from Wooster, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Wooster High School; and Michael Ward, a finance major from Lexington, Ohio, who is a 2015 graduate of Lexington High School.

Ashland University Student Receives Regional Scholarship

Ashland University Student Receives Regional Scholarship

Bay Village resident Hannah Wittkopf, a junior at Ashland University, is one of the recipients of the 2018 Ohio Regional Council Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) scholarship. She is one of three scholarship recipients.

Wittkopf is majoring in accounting and is the president of the Institute of Management Accountants chapter for Ashland University. She is the daughter of Paul and Carol Wittkopf of Bay Village and is a 2014 graduate of Bay Village High School.

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