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Ashland University Accounting Professor Receives Award

Ashland University Accounting Professor Receives Award

Dr. Kris Parsons, associate professor of accounting and chair of the Accounting and Information Systems Department at Ashland University, has received the 2016 Outstanding Accounting Contributor Award sponsored by the Ohio Society of CPAs.

Parsons received the award in recognition of her advancement of accounting education. The award was presented to her by Scot Wiley, CEO of the Ohio Society of CPAs, at the American Accounting Association Ohio Regional Meeting held in Beechwood, Ohio.

Grand Opening Set for Café in Dauch College of Business and Economics

Grand Opening Set for Café in Dauch College of Business and Economics

A grand opening for the new café on the Ashland University campus, named “The COBE Café,” will be held on April 12 and 13, with raffles, free samples and a chance to see the hard work of an AU student and the Eagle Entrepreneurs come to life.

The hours of operation for The COBE Café in the Dauch College of Business and Economics are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the grand opening will be held during these hours.

Ashland University Assistant Professor to be Inducted Into American Academy of Chefs

Ashland University Assistant Professor to be Inducted Into American Academy of Chefs

Ashland University’s Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management René Rawraway will be inducted as a member of the American Academy of Chefs at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) national convention in Phoenix this summer.

The honor society of ACF, the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) represents the highest standards of professionalism in the organization, society and industry. The Academy’s primary mission is to promote the education of all culinarians by mentoring culinarians, awarding scholarships to students seeking a future in the culinary industry, and by providing grants to professional working chefs looking to further their career.

Former Chief Investment Officer to Speak on ‘Investing in an Uncertain Economy’

Former Chief Investment Officer to Speak on ‘Investing in an Uncertain Economy’

George “Gus” Sauter, former chief investment officer for The Vanguard Group, will speak at a luncheon event on “Investing in an Uncertain Economy,” on Friday, April 22, at 12:30 p.m. in the John C. Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

The cost for the lecture and luncheon is $10 per person, which helps underwrite a portion of Ashland University’s expenses for this event. Those wanting to attend must register online at www.ashland.edu/sauter. For questions regarding the event, please contact the AU Advancement Office by calling 419.289.5620 or emailing au-advancement@ashland.edu.

AU Student Awarded The J.M. Smucker Co. Annual Scholarship

AU Student Awarded The J.M. Smucker Company Annual Scholarship

Emily Sparks, an Ashland University senior majoring in accounting, was named the J.M. Smucker Co. scholarship award winner for the academic year 2015-16 at AU’s Student Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) February meeting.

The scholarship was presented to Sparks by Nick Workinger, director, U.S. Retail Sales Finance of The J.M. Smucker Co. Sparks, a 2012 graduate of South Central High School, is the daughter of Donald and Lorraine Sparks of Greenwich, Ohio.

AU President Dr. Carlos Campo to Speak at Business Lecture

AU President Dr. Carlos Campo to Speak at Business Lecture

Ashland University and In His Steps Foundation are sponsoring a business lecture by Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University.

The event, which is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, at noon in the John C. Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus, is part of the Second Annual Gordon E. Heffern Applying Christian Ethics in Business Lecture hosted by AU’s Richard and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economic.

Action Taken by the AU Board of Trustees

Action Taken by the AU Board of Trustees

The Ashland University Board of Trustees passed a number of forward-looking items at its meetings that were held on campus on Jan. 28 and 29, 2016. The board approved:
1) the University’s new Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.

“On behalf of the Strategic Planning Committee, we are pleased to present Ashland University's new Strategic Plan, titled Ashland Rising 2020,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “This ‘Tier One’ of our three-tiered planning approach was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees.”

Ashland University to Conduct Test of Eagle Alert Campus Emergency Notification System at Noon Today

Ashland University to Conduct Test of Eagle Alert Campus Emergency Notification System at Noon Today

Ashland University will conduct a test of its Eagle Alert Campus Emergency Notification System on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 12 noon. The test message will be sent through the Eagle Alert (e2Campus) Emergency Notification System and other notification systems used at Ashland (campus siren, public address systems, digital signage, e-mail, website, WRDL).

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Eight Ashland University faculty and staff members were honored during the University’s 30th annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Jan. 28. The program recognizes faculty or staff whose academic leadership with regard to students extends beyond the classroom. The mentors, each nominated by an Ashland student were presented an engraved silver plate at the event held in John C. Myers Convocation Center.

This year’s Mentor Award recipients are Professor Kathleen Brenan, associate professor of accounting; Dr. David Kommer, professor of education; Jud Logan, AU’s head coach for men and women’s track and field; Rebecca Parillo, AU’s director of Global Education; Dr. Thomas Reed, chair and professor of music; Dr. Dariela Rodriguez, associate professor of communication studies; Suzanne Salvo, AU’s director of disability services; and the late Dr. Peter Schramm, professor of political science.

Ashland University Names New Provost

Ashland University Names New Provost

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo has announced that Dr. Eun-Woo Chang has been hired as the new provost at Ashland University. He will start in his new role in mid-April.

“We conducted a thorough, national search for our next academic leader and we are very excited to be able to announce that Dr. Eun-Woo Chang has been selected to serve as the next provost of Ashland University,” Dr. Campo said. “Dr. Chang has considerable experience in higher education, including serving as the academic leader at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey since 2014.”

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