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Ashland, Ohio Ranked as 30th Safest College Town in the United States

Ashland, Ohio Ranked as 30th Safest College Town in the United States

Ashland, Ohio -- home of Ashland University -- has been ranked as the 30th safest college town in the country by Safewise, a company that reviews home security systems and lists its mission as helping to keep homes and communities safe.

To identify the safest college towns of 2018, Safewise looked at the most recent FBI crime report for each city that met its criteria. The rankings were then compiled based on the incident of violent crime per capita.

Increased Traffic Expected as Ashland University Students Move In Aug. 24

Increased Traffic Expected as Ashland University Students Move In Aug. 24

Move-in day for Ashland University freshmen on the AU campus will be Friday, Aug. 24, and Ashland residents are reminded of the increased traffic on Broad Street and Claremont Avenue that day.

“We just want to make people aware that there will be increased traffic and possibly some backups on Claremont Avenue and Broad Street on that Friday,” said Jennifer Washock, director of orientation and community service at Ashland University. “If at all possible, please try to avoid these areas between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. that day.”

Ashland University Ranked as Fourth Best College in Ohio for Online Education

Ashland University Ranked as Fourth Best College in Ohio for Online Education

Ashland University is ranked as the fourth best college or university in Ohio for its online education program. The 2018 ranking, listed by BestColleges.com, noted that Ashland “stands out as one of the best of the best in Ohio.”

Ashland is listed No. 4 in the state behind top-ranked University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University and Ohio University. The top 25 ranking can be viewed at: https://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-online-colleges-in-ohio/

Ashland University Theatre Invites Students and Local Men to Aug. 28 Auditions

Ashland University Theatre Invites Students and Local Men to Aug. 28 Auditions

Ashland University Theatre invites the AU campus and the area community to its 2018-2019 season, which will journey back to the Victorian era. Filled with drama, mystery, romance and comedy, the three-show season (including Little Women, the musical; Anton Chekhov's drama Three Sisters; and Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes' Mystery by Ken Ludwig) will revisit the classics through the eyes of today’s ground-breaking playwrights and composers.

All university students and local men (faculty, staff and community members) are invited to the upcoming auditions on Tuesday, Aug. 28, for the first two productions. In particular, there is a large need for several men between the ages of 20 and 70 for the male roles.

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Karin Klein, founding partner of Bloomberg Beta, will be the featured speaker for the 16th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon to be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center.

The luncheon talk by Klein is titled "Some Insights from my Exciting Journey So Far." Reservations for the event are required by Sept. 3 and can be made by going to --
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16GS83wVbSb3Tq0NIP5yucClxMAmW0ydkXQlGCBJ... or calling 419-289-5219.

Ashland University Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Dr. Mark Yarhouse

Ashland University Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Dr. Mark Yarhouse

Ashland University’s annual Faith and Society Lecture this year will feature Dr. Mark Yarhouse, a psychologist from Regent University. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, in Hugo Young Theatre located in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus.

Yarhouse will speak on the topic of “Listening to Sexual Minorities: A Study of Faith and Sexuality on Christian College Campuses.” Yarhouse is the Hughes Endowed chair and professor of Psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., where he is a core faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

Ashland University Associate Professor Co-Authors Book on Keeping School Students Safe

Ashland University Associate Professor Dr. Amy Klinger, a national school safety and crisis management expert, has co-authored a book titled, “Keeping Students Safe Every Day: How to Prepare for and Respond to School Violence, Natural Disasters, and Other Hazards,” that provides recommendations for improving school safety for teachers and students.

“At a time when schools at every level and in every community face the possibility of a crisis event, ‘Keeping Students Safe Every Day’ equips leaders with the knowledge they need to give their students, staff members, parents and the broader community confidence that their school knows what to do and makes safety a top priority,” Klinger said.

Ashland University Associate Professor Co-Authors Book on Keeping School Students Safe

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Continues with Focus on Pollinators and Prairies

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Continues with Focus on Pollinators and Prairies

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2636 Ashland Road, will continue with its “Naturalist on Duty” events on Saturday, Aug. 18. This month’s event will focus on “Pollinators and Prairies.”

The informal, come-when-you-can style programs are short and flexible and are being held one Saturday a month this summer and fall. All events are free and open to the public.

Ashland University Alumnus Rich Ferrari to Give AU Lecture

Ashland University alumnus Rich Ferrari will be returning to the AU campus in August to give a lecture hosted by the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

“We are so grateful that one of our most prominent business graduates has agreed to return to campus to make a public presentation for our students and those in the community,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m. Ferrari will speak on the topic of “Moments of Truth” at an event to be held in the Ridenour Room in the Dauch College of Business and Economics. The event is free and open to the public.

Ashland University Alumnus Rich Ferrari to Give AU Lecture

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