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Ashland University Catering Department Receives Award

Ashland University Catering Department Wins Award

Ashland University’s Catering Department has been named as one of the Gold Award recipients for the 2017 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards, given by The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS).

Named for a NACUFS founder, past president and highly regarded innovator, the Dining Awards celebrate exemplary menus, presentations, special event planning and new dining concepts, and provide an avenue for sharing ideas and creative presentations in campus dining services.

Ashland University Education Students Collaborate with Local Company

Ashland University Education Students Collaborate with Local Company

Six Ashland University teacher education students were involved in a project this year that resulted in them helping to design splash parks for children with special needs.

Dr. Jason Ellis and Carla Abreu-Ellis, both associate professors of education in the Dwight Schar College of Education at Ashland University, were leaders of a project that led to the undergraduate students collaborating with Rain Drop Products LLC on making their products more inclusive for individuals with disabilities. Rain Drop is an aquatic play manufacturing company located in Ashland.

Ashland University Women’s Auxiliary Breaks Ground for New Prayer Garden

Ashland University Women’s Auxiliary Breaks Ground for New Prayer Garden

By Ashland University’s Homecoming in October of 2017, a formerly grassy area near the Jack and Deb Miller Memorial Chapel will be transformed into a quiet and serene oasis on campus. On Friday, May 5, 2017, the Ashland University Women’s Auxiliary “turned the dirt” for a proposed Prayer Garden on the east side of the Miller Chapel.

The Prayer Garden began as a discussion in 2015 between AU’s First Lady Karen Campo and Rev. Jason Barnhart, executive director of Christian Ministry. Barnhart shared his vision to provide a place for prayer, peace and quiet among the busyness of campus life.

Ashland Theological Seminary Names Dr. Mignon R. Jacobs Dean and Chief Academic Officer

After an exhaustive national search, Ashland Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Mignon R. Jacobs, Ph.D. has accepted the invitation to become the Dean and Chief Academic Officer of Ashland Theological Seminary. She will also hold the title of Professor of Old Testament Studies.

“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Jacobs become a member of our seminary family. She brings a wealth of academic and leadership experience to this new role. As the Dean and Chief Academic Officer, she will provide leadership for academic affairs, faculty, and administrative oversight of the Columbus Center location,” stated Dr. Mark Harden, President of Ashland Theological Seminary.

Ashland Theological Seminary Names Dr. Mignon R. Jacobs Dean and Chief Academic Officer

Ashland Seminary to Hold Commencement on May 20

Ashland Seminary to Hold Commencement on May 20

Ashland Theological Seminary will confer 134 degrees to the members of 2017 graduating class at the commencement ceremony to be held Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in the John C. Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus. This year's Commencement Speaker is the Rev. Efrem Smith.

Rev. Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He also consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership and community development for churches, educational institutions and other organizations.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Feature Exhibition

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Feature Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will hold a juried exhibition featuring 48 works created by the members of the Ashland Community Arts League. The exhibition opens Friday, May 19, and the works on view will range from painting, ceramics, photography, fiber arts, printmaking, glass and mixed media.

The juror for the exhibition was watercolorist Cathy Welner from Richfield, Ohio. For over 28 years, Welner has been teaching watercolor and has served as faculty of Continuing Education at the Cleveland Institute of Art and has taught workshops nationally and internationally, including a recent workshop on Lake Como, Italy. Welner’s work has been featured in galleries in New York, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts and Ohio. Her work hangs in hundreds of private and corporate collections both here and abroad.

Ashland University Administrator Named to National Advisory Board

Ashland University Administrator Named to National Advisory Board

Ronald Mickler Jr., director of academic support at Ashland University, has been named a member of the Ruffalo Noel Levitz Advisory Board for Private Institutions. The board consists of senior enrollment leaders at private institutions from across the United States who possess a wealth of experience in enrollment management.

“You have been hand-selected as an experienced enrollment leader who will be a valuable addition to the Board,” said Frank Bevec, vice president and senior consultant for Enrollment Services at Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL), in a message to Mickler. “We know the importance of seeking out fresh perspectives from experienced enrollment leaders.”

Sen. Rob Portman Speaks on Ohio Values at AU Commencement

Sen. Rob Portman Speaks on Ohio Values at AU Commencement

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman spent much of the morning on the Ashland University campus on May 6 and spoke about Ohio values and incredible Ohioans during his speech to graduates at Ashland University’s spring commencement ceremony in Kates Gymnasium.

In his address, Portman said, “This is called a commencement for a reason. This is a new beginning for you. So you are launching the next chapter of your lives here.”

Portman said he talked with some of the students before the ceremony and he is glad to hear that many of the graduates are going to stay in Ohio. “We need you here. And because some of you are Ohioans and are going to stay in Ohio, I am going to give you a couple of reminders of the Ohio values and talk about a few famous Ohioans who I think exemplify those values,” he said.

AU’s Commencement Moved Inside

AU’s Commencement Moved Inside

Due to the inclement weather, today's commencement ceremony has been moved inside to Kates Gymnasium, which is located in the Physical Education Center on the AU campus. Tickets will be required to attend this ceremony. Each undergraduate and graduate student received four tickets for the indoor event when they picked up their cap and gown. The event will begin at 10 a.m.

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