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Ashland University Student Chapter Earns Award

Ashland University Student Chapter Earns Award

Ashland University’s Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has earned the highest award for a student chapter – being named to receive the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Student Chapters at the 2018 Student and Academic Awards Luncheon to be held in November.

“We are so excited that our student chapter has been recognized for this award,” said Victoria Kaskey, chair of the Accounting and Management Information Systems Department at Ashland University. “Professor (Sue) Mullen has worked incredibly hard to obtain this award and her commitment to COBE and the university is certainly shown by her efforts in IMA.”

Ohio Supreme Court Justice to Speak at Ashbrook Center Constitution Day Luncheon

Ohio Supreme Court Justice to Speak at Ashbrook Center Constitution Day Luncheon

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Patrick F. Fischer will provide a Constitution Day lecture on the topic “Why All Judges Must Matter to You” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series. The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, at 12 noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this lunch and lecture event are $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Carrie Clever at cclever@ashbrook.org or 419-289-5411.

Ashland University Slates 2018 Homecoming and Family Day Festivities

Ashland University Slates 2018 Homecoming and Family Day Festivities

Ashland University alumni and students will celebrate the 140th anniversary of Ashland College/University as it renews the annual tradition of Homecoming and Family Day with a week full of activities slated for Sept. 19-23.

Highlights for the Homecoming and Family Day celebration include a free concert in Hugo Young Theatre on Friday night, the Pizza Pizza Pizza Fan Fest prior to Saturday’s football game, the Division II football game between the Eagles and Northwood University, the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the game, the annual Purple Eagle Silent Auction and All-Alumni Reunion.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host a group exhibition titled “Figura(tive),” which features a selection of paintings curated by the gallery director Cynthia Petry. The exhibiting artists include Benjy Davies, Beth Nash, Joe Radoccia and Judy Takacs.

The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. During the reception, several of the exhibiting artists will be giving a gallery talk at 5 p.m. The gallery talk and the reception are both free and open to the public The Figura(tive) painting exhibition will run from Aug. 30 through Sept. 28.

Ashland, Ohio Ranked as 30th Safest College Town in the United States

Ashland, Ohio Ranked as 30th Safest College Town in the United States

Ashland, Ohio -- home of Ashland University -- has been ranked as the 30th safest college town in the country by Safewise, a company that reviews home security systems and lists its mission as helping to keep homes and communities safe.

To identify the safest college towns of 2018, Safewise looked at the most recent FBI crime report for each city that met its criteria. The rankings were then compiled based on the incident of violent crime per capita.

Increased Traffic Expected as Ashland University Students Move In Aug. 24

Increased Traffic Expected as Ashland University Students Move In Aug. 24

Move-in day for Ashland University freshmen on the AU campus will be Friday, Aug. 24, 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 Ranked as Fourth Best College in Ohio for Online Education

Ashland University Ranked as Fourth Best College in Ohio for Online Education

Ashland University is ranked as the fourth best college or university in Ohio for its online education program. The 2018 ranking, listed by BestColleges.com, noted that Ashland “stands out as one of the best of the best in Ohio.”

Ashland is listed No. 4 in the state behind top-ranked University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University and Ohio University. The top 25 ranking can be viewed at: https://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-online-colleges-in-ohio/

Ashland University Theatre Invites Students and Local Men to Aug. 28 Auditions

Ashland University Theatre Invites Students and Local Men to Aug. 28 Auditions

Ashland University Theatre invites the AU campus and the area community to its 2018-2019 season, which will journey back to the Victorian era. Filled with drama, mystery, romance and comedy, the three-show season (including Little Women, the musical; Anton Chekhov's drama Three Sisters; and Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes' Mystery by Ken Ludwig) will revisit the classics through the eyes of today’s ground-breaking playwrights and composers.

All university students and local men (faculty, staff and community members) are invited to the upcoming auditions on Tuesday, Aug. 28, for the first two productions. In particular, there is a large need for several men between the ages of 20 and 70 for the male roles.

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Karin Klein, founding partner of Bloomberg Beta, will be the featured speaker for the 16th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon to be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center.

The luncheon talk by Klein is titled "Some Insights from my Exciting Journey So Far." Reservations for the event are required by Sept. 3 and can be made by going to --
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16GS83wVbSb3Tq0NIP5yucClxMAmW0ydkXQlGCBJ... or calling 419-289-5219.

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