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Ashland University Symposium Kicks Off Sept. 12

Ashland University Symposium Kicks-Off Sept. 12

Organized by the Ashland University College of Arts & Sciences, the biennial Symposium Against Indifference returns in 2017-2018 with the theme of “Building Bridges Through Dialogue.” In particular, this year's events seek to elevate the level of discourse to civil discussion of diverse perspectives.

With five major programs scheduled throughout this academic year (September through March), the series will kick off with presentations by Dr. Susan Glisson and Charles Tucker, the partners and co-founders of Sustainable Equity, LLC, who will share stories of dialogue, understanding and trust within divided America.

Ashland University Notes Campus Improvements Accomplished This Summer

Ashland University Notes Campus Improvements Accomplished This Summer

Students returning to the Ashland University campus on the move-in weekend of Aug. 25-27 will notice numerous campus improvements accomplished over the summer. Classes are set to begin Monday, Aug. 28.

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo praised the work of both contractors and AU personnel involved in the various projects.

“These changes are designed to enhance the learning and living environment at AU,” said Dr. Campo. “It is always remarkable to me how so much is accomplished each summer. Our maintenance personnel, building services staff and grounds crew do a great job in preparing the campus for the return of our students.”

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

A conversation between Dr. Lucille Ford and Dr. Peter Linneman on the topic of “Inspiration, Hope and Love” will be the featured event of the 15th annual Dr. Lucille G. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon at Ashland University.

The luncheon and discussion will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, Sept. 28, in Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center. For further information or for reservations, contact Dr. Khushwant Pittenger, professor of business administration, at ford-lecture@ashland.edu or call 419-289-5219. Reservations are required by Sept. 1.

Ashland University’s Student-Run Radio Station Now Streamed Live on Mobile Devices

Ashland University’s Student-Run Radio Station Now Streamed Live

Ashland University's award-winning, student-run radio station, 88.9 WRDL, has aired Top 40 hits and more to those in and around Ashland 24-hours a day for many years, but now the station can be livestreamed around the world through mobile devices or tablets.

“In addition to 88.9-FM and WRDLFM.com, you can now catch the latest from Ashland University's award-winning, 88.9 WRDL on your mobile device or tablet,” said Derek Wood, general manager of WRDL. “For the latest hit music, news, AU sports and more, head over to WRDLFM.com! Award-winning college radio is now available anywhere and anytime with 88.9 WRDL.”

Increased Traffic Expected as Ashland University Students Move In Aug. 25

Increased Traffic Expected as Ashland University Students Move In Aug. 25

Move-in day for Ashland University freshmen on the AU campus will be Friday, Aug. 25, 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 Receives Affirmation of Dual ACBSP Accreditation

Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics has received word from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) that its dual accreditation has been approved with no areas of concern.

“We received a letter from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs saying that the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners met earlier this year and reviewed the College’s Quality Assurance Report for our overall business programs and the separate accounting accreditation,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. “After this review, the board voted to accept our report without any notes or conditions.”

Ashland University Graduate Named One of Finalists for Ohio Teacher of the Year

Ashland University graduate Dr. Matthew C. Luginbill is 2018 Teacher of the Year for State Board of Education District 11 and one of five finalists for the 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year, according to an announcement made by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria.

Luginbill received a master of education degree from Ashland University in 2006.

Ashland University Graduate Named One of Finalists for Ohio Teacher of the Year

AU MBA Program to Hold Ribbon Cutting at New Cleveland Site

Ashland University MBA Program to Hold Ribbon Cutting at New Cleveland Site

Ashland University’s new One-Year International MBA Program will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 26 at 12 noon at its new location in Cleveland – the state-of-the-art Cleveland MBA Center located at 6393 Oak Tree Boulevard just off Rockside Road.

“This event will celebrate Ashland University breaking new territory – offering a One-Year MBA degree in the Cleveland market for the first time,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. “The initial cohort for the MBA program will hold its first class from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and break for lunch and the ribbon cutting before going back to class from 1 to 5 p.m.”

AU Student Elected as Archon for Phi Kappa Psi

AU Student Elected as Archon for Phi Kappa Psi

On June 24, 2017, Ashland University senior Hunter Music was elected as one of the new archons to the executive council for the six District Councils of Phi Kappa Psi. Since 1886, the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity has been controlled by undergraduates.

This unique system of governance is achieved by the Executive Council, the governing body, which is made up of 10 members, six of whom are elected as undergraduate students. Archons represent the six Districts of Phi Kappa Psi, which divide the nation into roughly equal parts based on the number of chapters represented. Archons are elected every odd numbered year and serve two-year terms.

Dean of Business College Featured on WEWS-TV 5 News Segment

Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics, was featured on a WEWS-TV 5 Cleveland news segment with Jonathan Walsh. Dr. Granot spoke about Ohio's tax-free weekend as a part of the On Your Side investigation that looked into whether the tax holiday really saves people money. Granot called the tax-free weekend a political stunt.

"The data shows that for the state it's pretty much a wash," Granot said. "They're not losing any revenue because most of the consumers will walk into stores and buy stuff that's covered by the tax break but then buy a lot more things that are not."

Dean of Business College Featured on WEWS-TV 5 Segment

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