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Ashland University Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Dr. Mark Yarhouse

Ashland University Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Dr. Mark Yarhouse

Ashland University’s annual Faith and Society Lecture this year will feature Dr. Mark Yarhouse, a psychologist from Regent University. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, in Hugo Young Theatre located in the Center for the Arts on the AU campus.

Yarhouse will speak on the topic of “Listening to Sexual Minorities: A Study of Faith and Sexuality on Christian College Campuses.” Yarhouse is the Hughes Endowed chair and professor of Psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., where he is a core faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

Ashland University Associate Professor Co-Authors Book on Keeping School Students Safe

Ashland University Associate Professor Dr. Amy Klinger, a national school safety and crisis management expert, has co-authored a book titled, “Keeping Students Safe Every Day: How to Prepare for and Respond to School Violence, Natural Disasters, and Other Hazards,” that provides recommendations for improving school safety for teachers and students.

“At a time when schools at every level and in every community face the possibility of a crisis event, ‘Keeping Students Safe Every Day’ equips leaders with the knowledge they need to give their students, staff members, parents and the broader community confidence that their school knows what to do and makes safety a top priority,” Klinger said.

Ashland University Associate Professor Co-Authors Book on Keeping School Students Safe

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Continues with Focus on Pollinators and Prairies

Ashland University’s ‘Naturalist on Duty’ Series Continues with Focus on Pollinators and Prairies

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, Aug. 18. This month’s event will focus on “Pollinators and Prairies.”

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 Alumnus Rich Ferrari to Give AU Lecture

Ashland University alumnus Rich Ferrari will be returning to the AU campus in August to give a lecture hosted by the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

“We are so grateful that one of our most prominent business graduates has agreed to return to campus to make a public presentation for our students and those in the community,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m. Ferrari will speak on the topic of “Moments of Truth” at an event to be held in the Ridenour Room in the Dauch College of Business and Economics. The event is free and open to the public.

Ashland University Alumnus Rich Ferrari to Give AU Lecture

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.

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