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AU to Host Welcoming City – Workforce Development Event on Campus

Ashland University to Host Welcoming City – Workforce Development Event on Campus

Ashland University’s Corporate Connections Department will host a business workforce development event on March 12 that will feature a visit from Welcoming City. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the AU campus.

The mission of Welcoming City, which is based on Columbus, is to help new Americans find work in Central Ohio. They also provide English as a Second Language and workforce communication and training.

Ashland University Social Work Program Receives Top Recognition

Ashland University’s Social Work program has been recognized by the Human Services Education Organization as being one of the two most affordable private social work programs in the state of Ohio.

“We are very proud to receive this recognition from this organization,” said Dr. Michael Vimont, associate professor of social work. “This recognition in the 2019 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) rankings shows that we offer a quality program of social work at a cost significantly lower than the average of other private schools in the State of Oho.”

Ashland University Social Work Program Receives Top Recognition

Ashland University to Host March 6 Business Development Forum

Ashland University to Host March 6 Business Development Forum

Ashland University’s Corporate Connections Program will host a business development forum intended to help local businesses attract talent, maximize networking through collaboration and impact innovation in the region. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the AU campus.

Dr. Dan Lawson, associate vice president and chief corporate relations officer at AU, will serve as emcee for the event, which will include representatives from Team NEO and Jobs Ohio. The forum will include a question-and-answer session as well as group discussion.

Fairlawn Native and AU Student Awarded The J.M. Smucker Co. Annual Scholarship

Fairlawn Native and Ashland University Student Awarded The J.M. Smucker Co. Annual Scholarship

Mila Ostich, an Ashland University senior majoring in accounting with a minor in finance and business administration, was named The J.M. Smucker Co. Scholarship award winner for the academic year 2018-2019 at AU’s Student Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Meeting.

Ostich, a resident of Fairlawn, Ohio, is a 2016 graduate of Copley High School. The $2,500 scholarship was presented to Ostich by Joyce Carpenter, manager of Coffee Finance, for The J.M. Smucker Co. Ostich will graduate in May 2019.

Ashland, Ohio, Tied for Second Most Affordable Conservative College Town in the Nation

Ashland, Ohio, home of Ashland University, has been listed as the second most affordable conservative college town in the nation as ranked by College Values Online (CVO).

Ashland was ranked as tied for second behind Atchison, Kansas, and tied with Steubenville, Ohio, in the ranking of the 30 Most Affordable Conservative College Towns.

Ashland, Ohio, Tied for Second Most Affordable Conservative College Town in the Nation

Noted Actor and Ashland University Alumnus Dwier Brown to Present 2019 Burton D. Morgan Lecture at AU

Professional actor Dwier Brown, best known for playing Kevin Costner’s father in the timeless classic film, “Field of Dreams,” will be the speaker at Ashland University’s 2019 Burton D. Morgan Lecture and Lunch on Tuesday, March 26. The event, which includes lunch, is free and open to the public and will be held at 11:45 a.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus.

Brown will speak on the topic, “If You Build It,” which is also the title of his book, “If You Build It…: A Book about Fathers, Fate and Field of Dreams.” Brown released his book in April of 2014; and it has since become an Amazon bestseller. In the book, Brown details inside stories from his role as John Kinsella in the movie Field of Dreams and from his own Ohio childhood on his unlikely path to becoming a Hollywood actor.

Noted Actor and Ashland University Alumnus Dwier Brown to Present 2019 Burton D. Morgan Lecture at AU

Ashland University to Hold Spring Open House Events

Ashland University to Hold Spring Open House Events

The Ashland University Office of Admissions will hold its Spring Open House events on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30. The events, which are ideal for high school juniors and transfer students, will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday and at 9 a.m. on Saturday in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus.

“These Spring Open House events allow our guests to interact with faculty, staff and current Ashland University students,” said W.C. Vance, director of undergraduate admissions at AU. “The events provide an overview of the University, including scholarship information and academic presentations as well as a student-led campus tour and campus information fair.”

AU’s Master’s Program Named One of the Top Programs in the Nation

Ashland University’s Master’s Program in Sports Medicine (Applied Exercise Science) is featured as one of the best online Master's in Sports Medicine degree programs in the nation by TheBestSchools.org.

“Not only are we are very excited that our master’s program in sport medicine or exercise science was listed as one of the best in the nation, but also very proud that our program was the only Ohio program that made the list of top programs,” said Dr. Randall Gearhart Jr., professor of Health Sciences and Applied Exercise Science Graduate Program coordinator. “This confirms what we have known for a long time – that Ashland’s program is one of the best in the country.”

AU’s Master’s Program Named One of the Top Programs in the Nation

AU Religion Professor Contributes Chapter for Book

Dr. Peter Slade, professor of Religion at Ashland University, has contributed a chapter to the book Can I Get a Witness?: Thirteen Peacemakers, Community-Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice.

The book, which presents “the compelling stories of pioneers for social justice who engaged in peaceful protest and gave voice to the marginalized, working courageously out of their religious convictions to transform American culture,” will be published by Eerdmans Publishing Co. on Thursday, Feb. 28.

AU Religion Professor Contributes Chapter for Book

Ashland University Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Mark Rozell

Ashland University Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Mark Rozell

On March 25, Mark Rozell will speak on the topic, “The Religion Factor in Explaining Support for Presidents and Presidential Leadership,” at 7 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is part of AU’s Faith and Society lecture series, is free and open to the public.

Rozell is the founding dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, where he also holds the Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy. He is the author of numerous books and articles on various topics in U.S. government and politics, including the intersection of religion and politics, the presidency, interest group politics and federalism. His latest books, both co-written, are Federalism: A Very Short Introduction and The South and the Transformation of American Politics, both forthcoming this year with Oxford University Press. His lecture will be based on his latest book, titled "Religion and the American Presidency."

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