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Ashland University’s New Program to Center on Community Research and Evaluation Services

Ashland University’s New Program to Center on Community Research and Evaluation Services

Ashland University has kicked off a new program – the Center for Community Research and Evaluation Services (CCRES) -- through the College of Arts and Sciences. The program was started in early October and just recently received a $5,000 grant from AU’s Fund to Support Innovative Initiatives.

“The Center for Community Research and Evaluation Services seeks to provide practical and high quality applied research and evaluation services to social service agencies, administrations and organizations with the aim to improve the well-being of residents in the surrounding communities and rural areas of Ashland, Wayne and Richland counties,” said Dr. Allyson Drinkard, assistant professor of criminal justice and sociology and co-director of the program.

Ashland University Highlights Successes of College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Ashland University Highlights Successes of College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Ashland University will be highlighting the successes of its College of Nursing and Health Sciences as part of the National Nursing and Health Professionals Week set for Nov. 5-9.

Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers undergraduate programs in the traditional BSN, Accelerated-Second Degree, Advanced Entry-Transfer Students, RN to BSN, Athletic Training, Dietetics and Exercise Science programs, where students receive intensive instruction through small class sizes and one-on-one attention from their professors. To further enhance the educational experience, students are able to participate in a Living Learning Community with peers studying within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Ashland University’s Food Service Receives Top Ranking

Ashland University’s Food Service Receives Top Ranking

Ashland University’s College Food Service was ranked as the 25th Best College Food Service in the country, and the best in the state of Ohio, by the college ranking website Niche.com.

The 2019 Best College Food ranking by Niche.com is based on student surveys of campus dining and meal plan costs. According to Niche.com, top-ranked colleges offer outstanding on-campus dining that allows students to easily access healthy, quality food across a wide range of cuisines and dietary preferences.

Ashland University to Hold Vigil for Synagogue Shooting

Ashland University to Hold Vigil for Synagogue Shooting

Ashland University will hold a vigil on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel to honor the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting from this past Saturday. A gunman took the lives of eleven people at the Pittsburgh synagogue, also wounding several others.

"It's very important to gather like this and stand against hatred and bigotry," said Dr. Craig Hovey, executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence. "We need to demonstrate that peace and unity will characterize us, not violence and division."

Ashland University Professor to Give Book Reading

Dr. Maura Grady, assistant professor of English at Ashland University, will read from her book, The Shawshank Experience: Tracking the History of the World's Favorite Movie, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall inside the Schar College of Education.

The book features an in-depth analysis of the world’s most popular movie, The Shawshank Redemption, delving into issues such as the significance of race in the film, its cinematic debt to earlier genres, the gothic influences at work in the movie, and the representation of Andy’s poster art as cross-gendered signifiers.

Ashland University Professor to Give Book Reading

Sounds of the Stadium Concert at AU on Nov. 4

Sounds of the Stadium Concert at AU on Nov. 4

The Ashland University Department of Music presents the Sounds of the Stadium concert featuring the Ashland University Eagle Marching Band under the direction of Joseph Lewis Jr., director of Bands, on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

The 2018 Eagle Marching Band will perform selections from their halftime shows including music from boy bands, Panic! at the Disco, The Greatest Showman, classic spy shows, and the ’70s along with other Ashland University traditional favorites. The color guard and feature twirlers will also perform at this concert, which will be inside away from inclement weather.

AU Faith and Society Lecture with Dr. Mark Yarhouse Rescheduled for Nov. 27

AU Faith and Society Lecture with Dr. Mark Yarhouse Rescheduled for Nov. 27

Ashland University’s Faith and Society Lecture with Dr. Mark Yarhouse, a psychologist from Regent University, has been rescheduled for Nov. 27. The event had been scheduled for Sept. 13 but was canceled due to hurricane Florence hitting his hometown that day.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will now be held on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. The lecture is sponsored by the Hilda Bretzlaff Foundation.

President of Judicial Watch to Speak at Ashbrook Center Luncheon

President of Judicial Watch to Speak at Ashbrook Center Luncheon

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, will speak on the topic of “Uncovering the Deep State” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 12 noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Judicial Watch is a watchdog group that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law. With the motto, “Because no one is above the law,” Judicial Watch works to uncover and hold government officials accountable for misconduct and corruption.

Ashland University Receives Huntington Bank Scholarship Grant

Ashland University Receives Huntington National Bank Grant

Huntington National Bank awarded Ashland University a $20,000 grant for low-to-moderate income students. The Huntington Bank's Scholarship grant provides 10 Ashland University students with $2,000 each. These scholarships will be awarded based on financial eligibility and a secondary preference will be to include business, finance and accounting majors among the awardees.

“This gift is very timely and deeply appreciated. Eighty-eight percent of AU students receive some sort of gift aid in order to attend Ashland University,” Dr. Campo said. “Huntington Bank has supported Ashland students for more than three decades and we are extremely grateful for that.”

Ashland University to Offer Video Game Design Course

Ashland University to Offer Video Game Design Course

Ashland University, the first college in the country to offer scholarships to allow students to play Fortnite as part of its new eSports program, is taking that one step further and will provide an opportunity for students to design their own video games.

“This spring we will be offering a general elective course titled Video Game Design Basics that will allow students to actually create a video game in industry-standard software,” said Carl Nestor, instructional designer for LearnAU at Ashland University and instructor for the course. “It will be a fun, but busy course. By the end of this 15-week course, students will have a working video game that they can show employers, family and friends.”

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