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Ashland University Faculty Receive Promotions and/or Tenure

Ashland University Faculty Receive Promotions and/or Tenure

A number of Ashland University faculty members received promotions and/or tenure following the action of the Ashland University Board of Trustees at its winter meeting. The promotions are effective at the beginning of the institution’s 2017-2018 academic year.

Those promoted to the rank of full professor at the University are Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis in Initial Programs in the Schar College of Education; Dr. Jason Brent Ellis in the Doctoral Studies and Advanced Programs in the Schar College of Education; and Dr. David Foster in the History and Political Science Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Community Concert Band Begins Rehearsals Feb. 14

Community Concert Band Begins Rehearsals Feb. 14

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB)] has set its spring schedule including rehearsals, concerts and membership requirements. Beginning Feb. 14, the Community Band rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 115 of the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building).

In its 24th year, the Ashland Area Community Concert Band is for those that loved playing in band in high school or college and want the opportunity to play again. Performances for the ensemble this spring include a performance at the University with the Ashland University Concert Band on Saturday, April 22, and a concert at Brookside Park's Memorial Band Shell on Sunday, June 18.

Ashland University to Hold Nursing and Health Professions Open House

Ashland University to Hold Nursing and Health Professions Open House

Ashland University will hold an open house to showcase its nursing and health care majors on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 20. The event will begin at 1 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus.

“This event provides a comprehensive overview of the nursing and health programs available at Ashland University and allows our guests to see our facilities and interact with faculty, staff and current AU students,” said W.C. Vance, director of admissions at AU. The event also includes a campus tour and hands-on learning opportunities.

Ashland University Makes Commitment to Healthy Campus

Ashland University Makes Commitment to Healthy Campus

Ashland University has been commended by the American College Health Association (ACHA) for taking the ACHA’s Healthy Campus Pledge and demonstrating the commitment of the AU campus to achieving the Healthy Campus 2020 goals and objectives.

“We are proud to say that Ashland University has joined a group of nearly 50 diverse, motivated institutions working to move campuses toward better health. We know that a healthy campus will enhance our learning experience,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “A healthy, safe and supportive campus environment is one of the five pillars of distinction that frame our strategic goals so we believe strongly in a healthy campus and will continue to develop our ‘Eagle Well’ initiative. In the months ahead we will focus on all aspects of wellness, from environmental to spiritual, physical and more.”

AU Business Students to Create Mobile Apps in Introductory Class

AU Business Students to Create Mobile Apps in Introductory Class

Ashland University Dauch College of Business and Economics students taking the Information Technology (IS 221) class this fall will be doing something unique on campus – working in a computer lab to develop mobile apps.

“All College of Business and Economics students are required to take IS 221 so all business students will have this new knowledge,” said Victoria Kaskey, chair of the accounting and information systems department in the Dauch College. “This is unique to AU. We are not aware of another college integrating apps creation into their introductory IS classes.”

Ashland University Administrator Receives Awards at Association Meeting

Ashland University Administrator Receives Awards at Association Meeting

Karen Hagans, executive director of the Career Services Center at Ashland University, received two awards at the annual Ohio College Personnel Association meeting held Jan. 25-27 in Worthington, Ohio.

Hagans, who has served in an administrative role at Ashland for 21 years and 33 years as a higher education professional, received the Fayetta M. Paulsen Accomplished Leader Award and the OCPA President’s Discretionary Award. Hagans has announced she will retire in May.

Ashland University Recreation Center to Host Annual Fit Fest

Ashland University Recreation Center to Host Annual Fit Fest

Ashland University’s Annual Fit Fest – the NIRSA Recreational Sports and Fitness Day -- will be held Feb. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Ashland University Recreation Center. The event will include a triathlon, Mr. and Mrs. Fit competition, Sample Group X classes, vendors, prizes and food.

The event, which is free except for the triathlon, will be open to the public for the first time this year. All proceeds from the event will go to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.

Piano/Violin Duo and Trumpet Recitals Slated for February

Piano/Violin Duo and Trumpet Recitals Slated for February

The Department of Music at Ashland University will host two recitals in February including a piano and violin duo as a faculty and guest artist recital, as well as a trumpet recital by junior Nikolaus Psota. Both recitals will be held in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall located in the Hugo Young Theatre building, and are free and open to the public.

On Sunday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m., Susan Schoeffler, adjunct professor of Applied Piano at Ashland University, will perform a concert with the Cleveland Orchestra violinist Kim Nolen Gomez. The Northeast Ohio duo performs repertoire from Mozart to the 20th century masterworks.

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘Political Economy and the Free and Virtuous Society’

The Rev. Robert A. Sirico, president of the Acton Institute, will speak on the topic of “Political Economy and the Free and Virtuous Society” at an Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419.289.5430 or cclever@ashbrook.org.

Ashland University Psychology Department Continues to See Increase in Student Scholarly Activities

Ashland University Psychology Department Continues to See Increase in Student Scholarly Activities

Ashland University’s psychology department has continued to see a shift in the focus of its students in recent years, with more undergraduate students than ever being involved in research and attending regional and national conferences.

“We started seeing this change in the department and the faculty have done a great job of helping to get students involved and promoting this culture,” said Dr. Mitchell Metzger, chair and professor of psychology at Ashland University. “Students are getting involved in research activities as early as second-semester students in their first year and there is an enthusiasm from students in our program for these kinds of scholarly activities.”

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