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Ashland University’s Online MBA Program Ranked in Top 10 in Ohio

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program Ranked in Top 10 in Ohio

Ashland University’s Online MBA Program (https://www.ashlandonlinemba.com/) has been ranked as the seventh best program in the state of Ohio by Online MBA Today.

“Online MBA Today is committed to connecting prospective online MBA students to high quality educational opportunities, and we are excited to highlight the Ashland University program,” said Tammie Cagle, editor of Online MBA Today.

National Acclaim Granted to Ashland University’s Professional Programming

National Acclaim Granted to Ashland University’s Professional Programming

Colleges of Distinction has spent nearly two decades advocating for institutions that prioritize the overall undergraduate experience with a hands-on, thorough liberal arts education. Its unique selection process evaluates each school holistically, going beyond typical rankings lists to acknowledge the everyday opportunities for students to engage actively with their peers, professors and respective areas of study. As a trusted, one-of-a-kind resource, Colleges of Distinction is now awarding further accolades to help prospective students find the best-fit school for them.

Already honored as a College of Distinction for its personal approach to education, Ashland University has now received program-specific recognition in business, education and nursing. Today’s job market is growing more complex every day, requiring the modern worker to be not only knowledgeable, but also apt at communication and vigilant in the face of new challenges. Ashland University’s exhaustive curriculum has worked to meet these needs, preparing its students to take on the post-graduate world through an education that reaches far beyond the basics.

Ashland University Online Nursing Program Ranks as One of the Best in the Country

Ashland University Online Nursing Program Ranks as One of the Best in the Country

Ashland University’s online RN to BSN nursing program has been ranked as one of the top programs in the country by Best College Reviews.

“We are very pleased that our online RN to BSN nursing program has been ranked as the 28th best online program in the country,” said Dr. Jackie Owens, associate professor of nursing at AU’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “The ranking lists us as the top private school program in Ohio, as well as the third best public or private program behind only Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. Our program does offer flexibility for working professionals, creating a unique experience for our non-traditional, online BSN completion students.”

The William Emory Trainham Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Business Established at AU

The William Emory Trainham Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Business has been established at Ashland University and AU alumni who knew the former chairman of the Business Administration Department are being asked to support the scholarship that is expected to advance
the business analytics education program at AU.

The scholarship was established by his step-son Dr. Tim Keyes and his wife, Jennifer, on behalf of the Trainham and Keyes families. Keyes is a 1983 graduate of AU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.

Ashland University Faculty Member Completes Certification

Ashland University’s Sharleen Mondal, associate professor of English, recently completed a certification to become a master coach for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).

Mondal works with the AU Research and Writing Community (AURWC) on campus, a group she first created and then piloted in fall of 2013 with one faculty small group. Since then, the program has grown to include four-to-five faculty small groups and two-to-three coaches every semester. Also, a student version for College of Arts and Sciences students working on long-term writing projects was piloted in the fall of 2015 and has continued each semester since.

Ashland University Faculty Member Completes Certification

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Art Exhibition

The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University will host an exhibition titled “Precious Objects,” which will display 20 paired photographs featuring the portraits of the sitters holding their self-chosen precious objects alongside a full-size copy of handwritten statements explaining their choice, all created by Ohio photographer Charles Mintz.

The exhibition will run from June 30 through August 5 and a closing reception is planned for Sunday, August 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. During the closing reception, the gallery patrons will have the chance to meet Mintz.

Ashland University Coburn Gallery to Host Art Exhibition

Ashland University Meets New, Rigorous CAEP National Accreditation Standards to Better Prepare Teachers of Tomorrow

Ashland University Meets New, Rigorous CAEP National Accreditation Standards to Better Prepare Teachers of Tomorrow

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced Monday that Ashland University has received accreditation for its educator preparation program following the spring 2018 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council.

“Our teacher education program has a great reputation as being one of the strongest education programs in the state of Ohio and this stamp of approval by CAEP confirms that fact,” said Dr. Donna Breault, dean of AU’s Schar College of Education. “I want to thank all the faculty and staff in the College for their hard work in preparation for this review.”

Ashland Athletics Finishes 12th In 2017-18 D-II Directors’ Cup

Ashland Athletics Finishes 12th In 2017-18 D-II Directors’ Cup

The final 2017-18 NCAA Division II Learfield Directors' Cup standings are in, and Ashland University's athletic department made a significant jump from 2016-17. Ashland finished the most recent athletic season at No. 12 in the nation – a 22-spot improvement over 2016-17 (34th). It is the Eagles' best national finish in the Directors' Cup since ending as the D-II runner-up in 2014-15.

The Ashland baseball team provided the final point total for the athletic year with 38. Ashland finished with 573.5 total Directors' Cup points in 2017-18 – 53 in the fall, 289 in the winter and 231.5 in the spring:

Ashland University Human Resources Student Chapter Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2017-2018 Superior Merit Award designation to the Ashland University Human Resources Student Chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

“This is the highest level of the awards that a chapter can receive,” said Joan Berry Kalamas, professional instructor in business management in the Dauch College of Business and Economics and HR Student Chapter adviser. “Our students worked very hard this past year – they held many meetings, brought in guest speakers and did community service work. I am very proud of them for being awarded the Superior Merit Award.”

Ashland University Human Resources Student Chapter Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

Ashland University Establishes Center for Addictions; Hires Director

Ashland University Establishes Center for Addictions; Hires Director

Ashland University has established a Center for Addictions that will be housed in the Department of Psychology on campus and a director of the center has been hired.

“We are excited to introduce Christy Ellis-Trolian as the founding director of the Center for Addictions at Ashland University,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Christy has experience in the diagnosis, treatment, program development, clinical supervision, and administration of substance use disorder and mental health treatment programs.”

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