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Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Eight Ashland University faculty members were honored during the University’s 32nd annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Jan. 26. The program recognizes faculty whose academic leadership with regard to students extends beyond the classroom. The mentors, each nominated by an Ashland student, were presented an engraved silver plate at the event held in John C. Myers Convocation Center.

This year’s Mentor Award recipients are Dr. Jeri Berryman, clinical assistant professor; Dr. Dennis Gruber, chair of Health Sciences Department and clinical assistant professor; Deana Kehres, clinical assistant professor; Jill Solis, adjunct clinical education instructor; Dr. David Vanata, associate professor of Health Sciences; Dr. Emily Hess, visiting assistant professor of History; Dr. Mason Posner, professor of Biology/Toxicology; and Dr. Joe Mackall, professor of English.

Ashland University Journalism and Digital Media Students Receive National Awards

Ashland University Journalism and Digital Media Students Receive National Awards

Several Ashland University Journalism and Digital Media (JDM) students received finalist awards for their work with the University’s radio and television stations in the national Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards competition.

“The great thing about these honors is that we had finalists in both the radio and television categories in the national IBS awards competition,” said Dr. David McCoy, chair of AU’s JDM department. “This clearly conveys the converged media approach exhibited by JDM, as judged by blind peer reviews. Moreover, it enhances the fact the JDM is Ohio’s premiere small college/university academic media program.”

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Conference on ‘Nonviolence in Theory and Practice’

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Hold Conference on ‘Nonviolence in Theory and Practice’

The Ashland Center for Nonviolence will hold its Fourth Annual John D. Stratton Conference on Feb. 24 and topic of this year’s ACN conference is “Nonviolence in Theory and Practice.”

The 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. conference will be held in the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus and registration for the event is open through Feb 19. The cost is $65 for general admission, $55 for ACN members and $30 for students and registrations can be made online at: http://acn.nationbuilder.com/registration18 or by calling 419.289.5313.

AU’s Third Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Dr. John Van Epp

AU’s Third Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Dr. John Van Epp

Author Dr. John Van Epp, who conducts seminars and workshops worldwide on marriages and relationships, will speak as part of Ashland University’s third Faith and Society Lecture to be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in AU’s Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Van Epp will speak on the topic, “Follow Your Heart Without Losing Your Mind.” The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

AU Theatre’s ‘Seussical’ Features University Students, Faculty And Community Youth

AU Theatre’s ‘Seussical’ Features University Students, Faculty And Community Youth

Ashland University Department of Theatre presents its final main stage show for the 2017-2018 season with “Seussical,” the musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss. With music and lyrics by the award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the Ashland production is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames with musical direction by guest artist Brian Nabors, director of Choral Activities for Shelby City Schools.

With 30 in the cast including 19 university students, an AU history professor and 10 community youth, performances are slated for Feb. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. along with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Feb. 18, in Hugo Young Theatre.

Ashland University Director Writes Books as Part of Series

Dr. David Silverberg, director of the Telego Center for Educational Improvement at Ashland University, has written two books as part of his Changing the Light Bulb series.

The first book, titled “Empowerment at the Tower: Leadership & Identity in Higher Education,” focused on the issue of Leadership and Identity and was released right around the first of the year, while the second book, titled “Institutional Change from Within: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,” focuses on issues of teaching and learning and was just published.

Ashland University Director Writes Books as Part of Series

No More Enemies and Welcome Tables Are Focus for AU Symposium Speakers

No More Enemies and Welcome Tables Are Focus for AU Symposium Speakers

Organized by the Ashland University College of Arts & Sciences, the biennial Symposium Against Indifference continues its 2017-2018 theme of “Building Bridges Through Dialogue” with presentations by Dr. Susan Glisson and Charles Tucker, the partners and co-founders of Sustainable Equity LLC.

Glisson and Tucker were originally scheduled to present their programs in September, but had to reschedule due to difficulties in travel from the South during the hurricanes. The duo will now share their stories of uniting communities and bringing people of different backgrounds together during a public lecture titled "No More Enemies" on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and an interactive "Welcome Table" workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held in the Trustees Room of the Myers Convocation Center.

Ashland University College of Nursing Co-Sponsors ‘Caring for Hospice Babies’ Event

Ashland University College of Nursing Co-Sponsors ‘Caring for Hospice Babies’ Event

Ashland University’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences will co-sponsor an event titled “Finding Life, Hope and Healing: Caring for Hospice Babies” on Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the AU College of Nursing and Health Sciences located at 1020 S. Trimble Road in Mansfield. The event is free and open to the public.

The event, which is co-sponsored by Nurses Christian Fellowship, will feature an address by Cori Salchert, who is a registered nurse, and worship leader Luke Miller. The event is free and open to the public, but those attending are asked to RSVP at http://bit.ly/2lYsnj9.

AU Coburn Gallery to Feature Faculty Art Exhibition

AU Coburn Gallery to Feature Faculty Art Exhibition

The Ashland University Coburn Gallery will hold an art exhibition featuring the works from AU’s Art and Design Department faculty. The exhibition opens on Thursday, Jan. 18, and runs through Feb. 9, 2018.

This annual exhibition highlights the two dimensional and three dimensional works of the current faculty members -- Keith Dull, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry and Michael Bird -- as professional artists exhibiting works in their prospective areas. The art department faculty members pursue active studio careers in addition to their teaching endeavors.

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Two of Ashland University’s online programs were recognized with high rankings in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2018.

AU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online Program was ranked as the second best online private program in Ohio and 131st ranked program nationally among the Best Online MBA Programs, while AU’s Online Bachelor’s Program was rated as the second best online private program in Ohio and the 153rd ranked program nationally among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

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