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Ashland University Upgrades Eagle Alert Emergency Notification System

Ashland University Upgrades Eagle Alert Emergency Notification System

Ashland University has upgraded its Eagle Alert emergency notification system to include the CampusShield Smartphone App. CampusShield will provide emergency notification alerts regarding emergency situations, severe weather advisories, campus closings and major event cancellations, while also allowing students to send in anonymous tips, use the FriendWatch timer feature, access campus resources, safety escorts and the campus map.

Ashland University to Host National Hispanic Education Summit in October

Ashland University to Host National Hispanic Education Summit in October

The 2018 National Hispanic Education Summit will be held on the Ashland University campus on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The summit, which is presented by the Faith and Education Coalition of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, will feature keynote speaker Sarah Ancel, who serves as senior vice president for Complete College America (CCA).

The free conference will focus on “Reshaping the Funnel Using Proven College Completion Strategies for Hispanic Students,” and will address the troubling reality that while many Hispanics are enrolling in college, far fewer leave with a degree.

Ashland Businessmen Establish Endowed Scholarship at Ashland University

Ashland Businessmen Establish Endowed Scholarship at Ashland University

Nate Shultz and Rob Wash, co-owners of Spreng-Smith Insurance Agency in Ashland, have endowed a scholarship that will be presented annually to a student or students attending Ashland University from either Ashland County or Lorain County.

The Nate Shultz and Rob Wash Family Endowed Scholarship in Business at Ashland University was established earlier this summer by Shultz and Wash, who became owners of Spreng-Smith Insurance Agency a couple of years ago.

Ashland University Listed as Sixth Best 'Esports University' in the Country

Ashland University Listed as Sixth Best Esports University in the Country

Ashland University is the sixth best university in the country in which to pursue esports, according to Value Gamers, a website designed for those in the gaming industry.

“We are so pleased to be listed as one of the top universities in the country for esports and gaming,” said Josh Buchanan, head coach for the AU esports team. “We announced on Feb. 1 that we would be adding esports as our 23rd intercollegiate varsity sport and since then the program has been in a whirlwind of recruiting, preparing a new gaming center and answering numerous national and international media requests.”

Ashland University MFA Program to Offer Creative Writing Programming for Teens and Adults

Ashland University MFA Program to Offer Creative Writing Programming for Teens and Adults

Ashland University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will welcome a host of talented writers to the AU campus for their Summer Residency Program, July 23 to Aug. 2. This year the group is partnering with the Ashland Public Library to have several classes and presentations at the library, including a creative writing workshop for high school students.

The high school writing workshop is slated for Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. The presenter list includes two local alumni: Aimee Ross, a national award-winning teacher at Loudonville High School and author of Permanent Marker: A Memoir; and Sarah M. Wells, content editor for Spire Advertising and associate editor for River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative.

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Continues with a Focus on Dragonflies

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Continues with a Focus on Dragonflies

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, July 21. This month’s event will focus on dragonflies, damselflies and iNaturalist.

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’s Online MBA Program Ranked in Top 10 in Ohio

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program Ranked in Top 10 in Ohio

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program (https://www.ashlandonlinemba.com/) has been ranked as the seventh best program in the state of Ohio by Online MBA Today.

“Online MBA Today is committed to connecting prospective online MBA students to high quality educational opportunities, and we are excited to highlight the Ashland University program,” said Tammie Cagle, editor of Online MBA Today.

National Acclaim Granted to Ashland University’s Professional Programming

National Acclaim Granted to Ashland University’s Professional Programming

Colleges of Distinction has spent nearly two decades advocating for institutions that prioritize the overall undergraduate experience with a hands-on, thorough liberal arts education. Its unique selection process evaluates each school holistically, going beyond typical rankings lists to acknowledge the everyday opportunities for students to engage actively with their peers, professors and respective areas of study. As a trusted, one-of-a-kind resource, Colleges of Distinction is now awarding further accolades to help prospective students find the best-fit school for them.

Already honored as a College of Distinction for its personal approach to education, Ashland University has now received program-specific recognition in business, education and nursing. Today’s job market is growing more complex every day, requiring the modern worker to be not only knowledgeable, but also apt at communication and vigilant in the face of new challenges. Ashland University’s exhaustive curriculum has worked to meet these needs, preparing its students to take on the post-graduate world through an education that reaches far beyond the basics.

Ashland University Online Nursing Program Ranks as One of the Best in the Country

Ashland University Online Nursing Program Ranks as One of the Best in the Country

Ashland University’s online RN to BSN nursing program has been ranked as one of the top programs in the country by Best College Reviews.

“We are very pleased that our online RN to BSN nursing program has been ranked as the 28th best online program in the country,” said Dr. Jackie Owens, associate professor of nursing at AU’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “The ranking lists us as the top private school program in Ohio, as well as the third best public or private program behind only Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. Our program does offer flexibility for working professionals, creating a unique experience for our non-traditional, online BSN completion students.”

The William Emory Trainham Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Business Established at AU

The William Emory Trainham Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Business has been established at Ashland University and AU alumni who knew the former chairman of the Business Administration Department are being asked to support the scholarship that is expected to advance
the business analytics education program at AU.

The scholarship was established by his step-son Dr. Tim Keyes and his wife, Jennifer, on behalf of the Trainham and Keyes families. Keyes is a 1983 graduate of AU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.

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