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AU Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program Aug. 12

AU Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program Aug. 12

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands Preserve, 2638 Ashland Road, will host its third “Naturalist on Duty” program this summer on Aug. 12. All of these Saturday events are free and open to the public.

The informal, come-when-you-can programs provide an opportunity for explorers of all ages to learn about “Seasonality and Change in Wetland Habitats.” Each event is held between 10 a.m. and noon. The next program dates are Sept. 16 and Oct. 14. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Jeromesville Native Randy Spade Runs Veteran Services Office at Ashland University

In 2012, Ashland University established a Veteran Services Office to coordinate recruitment and support services for military and veteran students. There are approximately 100 veterans at AU in the undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs.

The establishment of the office followed the recommendation of the Veteran Task Force, which advises the administration about how AU could better serve and attract students from the armed forces.

Jeromesville Native Randy Spade Runs Veteran Services Office at Ashland University

Ashland University President Elected to The 50 Club of Cleveland

Ashland University President Elected to The 50 Club of Cleveland

Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University, was elected to the 50 Club of Cleveland, a nonprofit group dedicated to furthering the understanding of pressing local, regional and national issues through dialogue and debate.

“I am very humbled and honored to be nominated and elected to this wonderful organization,” said Dr. Campo. “I am looking forward to gaining deeper insights into the challenges that are facing Northeast Ohio and the country.”

AU Dauch College of Business and Economics Seeks Highest Level of Accreditation

Ashland University has received word from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) that its business programs are “eligible for accreditation.” The accreditation will cover both the college’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

“In May, our president Dr. Carlos Campo signed the application for AACSB initial accreditation for the Dauch College of Business and Economics and we have been told that the Initial Accreditation Committee met and reviewed our eligibility application and determined that Ashland University is ready to proceed with the initial accreditation process,” said Dr. Elad Granot, Dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

AU Dauch College of Business and Economics Seeks Highest Level of Accreditation

Ashland University Receives $225,032 Grant from National Science Foundation

Ashland University Receives $225,032 Grant from National Science Foundation

Ashland University has received a $225,032 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Promoting STEM Education at Two-Year Colleges (PSE2YC).” The award started July 15, 2017, and ends June 30, 2019.

The project, which is under the direction of AU Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang and Kathleen A. Alfano, professor emeritus, College of the Canyons, calls for Ashland University to hold a National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal writing workshop to help faculty at two-year colleges successfully obtain NSF funding majorly focused on Advanced Technological Education (ATE) and Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) programs.

AU Women’s Basketball Coach Receives Multi-Year Contract Extension

Ashland University women’s basketball coach Robyn Fralick has signed a two-year contract extension to remain as head coach of the reigning Division II national champion Lady Eagles.

“This is particularly significant because we generally do not extend multi-year contracts to our coaches, but there was consensus in the University community and the Ashland community at large that Coach Fralick is building a culture of excellence that deserved our investment,” said Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University.

AU Women’s Basketball Coach Receives Multi-Year Contract Extension

Ashland University’s Actuarial Science Program Receives Recognition

Ashland University’s Actuarial Science Program Receives Recognition

Ashland University is one of only four private colleges and universities in the state of Ohio that have a Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) designation from the Society of Actuaries, which recently announced the new designation of university recognition tiers and programs.

“This is important for us because our actuarial science program is being recognized by one of the professional actuarial societies and as a result the Society of Actuaries will soon link a credentialed actuary with our program to assist in advising students about the profession,” said Dr. Chris Swanson, professor of mathematics and head of the actuarial science program at AU. “Ashland University is one of only 13 colleges or universities in Ohio to receive such a designation.”

Ashland University Ranked Among Best Colleges in Ohio

Ashland University has been ranked as one of the 25 Best Colleges in Ohio based on a new ranking released by College Choice.

“I am thrilled that Ashland University continues to receive much national recognition and is now listed as one of the top 25 Best Colleges in Ohio by College Choice,” said Dr. Carlos Campo. “We focus on great teaching as well as placing an emphasis on engaging students both inside and outside of the classroom with exciting living and learning environments, and that is drawing attention.”

Ashland University Ranked Among Best Colleges in Ohio

Ashland University Installs New Telephone System

Ashland University Installs New Telephone System

After more than 30 years, Ashland University is getting a new telephone system on campus.

The University has partnered with Teletronics Communications Inc. to move the campus from a legacy analog phone system from the 1980s to a VoIP-based phone system. VoIP is a digital phone system in which a computer server handles all voice, call routing and data communications on an Ethernet cable. The new phone system will be running on the Shoretel platform.

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program July 15

Ashland University Environmental Studies Center to Host ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Program July 15

Ashland University’s Environmental Studies Center located at the AU Black Fork Wetlands Preserve, 2638 Ashland Road, is hosting a 2nd annual “Naturalist on Duty” program. All of these Saturday events are free and open to the public.

The informal, come-when-you-can programs provide an opportunity for explorers of all ages to learn about “Seasonality and Change in Wetland Habitats.” Each event will be held between 10 a.m. and noon. The next four program dates are July 15, Aug. 12, Sept. 16 and Oct. 14. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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