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Ashland University Chosen as "Best in the Midwest" College

8/3/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University has been chosen as one of the 152 colleges named as "Best in the Midwest" for 2011 by the Princeton Review, the nationally known education services company. The list can be found at PrincetonReview.com.

To determine the 152 "Best in the Midwest" colleges, The Princeton Review analyzed colleges and universities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Ashland University to Offer Primary Group Exercise Certification

7/29/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University's Department of Recreational Services will be holding an Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Primary Group Exercise Certification (v4) Workshop Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This workshop is for anyone who is or is interested in becoming a group exercise instructor. Those who sign up will receive a packet of study materials prior to the workshop and certification tests will be given on the day of the workshop. Those passing the tests will receive certification to be a group exercise instructor.

Ashland University Theatre Student in Running for Role on AMC's Mad Men

7/27/10 ASHLAND, OH -- An Ashland University theatre student is competing for a guest appearance on AMC's Mad Men television show and is requesting that people cast a vote for him.

Aaron Arnold, a sophomore theatre major from Chardon, is currently one of the top three contenders for a role on AMC's Mad Men show. The voting, which is part of a contest sponsored by American Movie Classics Co. and Banana Republic, will continue through Sept. 17.

Ashland University Sets Spectrum Arts and Lecture Series for Fall Season

7/21/10 ASHLAND, OH -- The Spectrum Arts and Lecture Series at Ashland University will hold a series of events for the 2010 fall season that will include performances by the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, comedians Randy and Jason Sklar, and the Golden Dragon Acrobats.

Spectrum will open the semester with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre inside the Center for the Arts.

Ashland Theological Seminary Accredited to Offer Complete Degree Programs in Columbus

7/19/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland Theological Seminary, a graduate division of Ashland University, has received approval from the Association of Theological Schools' Commission on Accrediting to offer two complete master's degree programs at the University's Columbus Center located at 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Road.

Ashland University Receives $5 Million Challenge Gift

7/7/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University announced Tuesday that it has received a $5 million naming challenge gift for a new academic building for its College of Nursing.

Ashland University President Dr. Frederick Finks said the $12 million campaign for the College of Nursing, which will be located in Mansfield, received a jump start through this $5 million challenge gift from Ashland University alumnus and longtime supporter Dwight Schar. The gift will match dollar for dollar other gifts to the campaign.

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