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Ashland University Awarded $444,000 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes

Ashland University Awarded $444,000 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes

Ashland University has been awarded a three-year, $444,015 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp. It is anticipated that the grant will allow Ashland University to create nearly 200 new paid internships for students with financial need during the 2015-2018 academic years.

“With this three-year Career-Ready Internship grant, Ashland University can expand on the successful 2014-15 pilot program in which 53 newly created internships were established with employer partners,” said Karen Carter Hagans, executive director of AU’s Career Services Center.

Ashland University Group Participates in AU’s Business in Taiwan Summer Program

Ashland University Group Participates in AU’s Business in Taiwan Summer Program

Nine Ashland University students and Dr. Kris Parsons, chair of AU’s Accounting/IS department, spent six and a half weeks of their summer in Taiwan as part of the University’s Dauch College of Business in Taiwan summer program.

The students who participated in this trip were Lindsay Barth, a marketing and entrepreneurship major from Salem, Ohio; Jay Beardsley, a business management major from Bowling Green, Ohio; Kara Cousins, a Finance major from Apple Valley, MN; Melissa Haber, a business management major from Medina, Ohio; Kimberly Hurley, a finance major from Ashland, Ohio; Daniel Metheney, an accounting major from Newport, Ohio; David Shaffer, a business management major from Granville, Ohio; Patty Stimpert, a business management major from Ashland, Ohio; and Austin Williams, a finance major from Etna, Ohio.

Ashland University Sets 13th Annual Ford Lecture

Jolanta Bott, executive vice president of Operations and Human Resources for Paramount Group Inc., will be the featured speaker for the 13th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon at Ashland University.

The luncheon talk will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, Oct. 1, in Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center. For further information or for reservations, contact Dr. Khushwant Pittenger, professor of business administration, at ford-lecture@ashland.edu or call 419-289-5219.

Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Opens On Campus

Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Opens On Campus

The ribbon was cut on Tuesday, Aug. 18, signifying the opening of Ashland University's new Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) that will cultivate the growth and learning of faculty on campus. The ribbon cutting was performed by Dr. Carl Walley, chairperson of the Faculty Development Committee, and Dr. Doug Fiore, AU interim provost, and followed statements of appreciation for the center by both Walley and Fiore.

The CTE was established earlier this year through the joint efforts of the Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee and the Office of the Provost, with support from numerous individuals across the Ashland University community. The CTE is housed in Rooms 205-206 of AU’s Kates Center, which is located beside the Kettering Science Center.

Ashland University Receives Gift from A. Schulman Inc.; Establishes William Zekan Endowed Chair

Ashland University Receives Gift from A. Schulman Inc.; Establishes William Zekan Endowed Chair

Ashland University has received a gift from A. Schulman Inc., based in Fairlawn, to complete the establishment of the William C. Zekan Endowed Chair in Business Administration at Ashland University. A. Schulman Inc. has been a world leader in plastics and resins since 1928.

Bill Zekan served as chairman and president of A. Shulman Inc. and was a former trustee at Ashland University before his death in 1991.

Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence

Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence; Ribbon-Cutting Set

Ashland University has established a new Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) that will cultivate the growth and learning of faculty, advancing their development as teacher-scholars by providing and coordinating support, resources and collaborative programs.

The CTE was established earlier this year through the joint efforts of the Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee and the Office of the Provost, with support from numerous individuals across the Ashland University community.

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

The Ashland University Office of Admissions has partnered with all academic departments on campus and will provide interactive Summer Visit Programs that will allow prospective students to investigate the college majors and careers that they are considering.

“The summer 2015 visit days are set up to allow prospective students to experience Ashland University in a number of ways, including spending time with faculty and current AU students as well as asking questions of admissions representatives,” said W.C. Vance, director of admissions. “These programs are more comprehensive than traditional campus visits because of the heavy academic and career component.”

Ashland University MBA Program Establishes New Specialization in Health Care Management and Leadership

Ashland University MBA Program Establishes New Specialization in Health Care Management and Leadership

Ashland University’s MBA Program works hard to prepare its MBA students to meet present and future needs of the business world and it has added a new specialization in Health Care Management and Leadership in an effort to do this even better.

“The overall objective of the new specialization is to provide the students both the theoretical knowledge associated with health care management and leadership plus a set of practical tools to aid them in the challenges they face or may be facing in this dynamic industry,” said Steve Krispinsky, executive director of the MBA program at Ashland University.

Ashland University Students Receive IMA Memorial Education Fund National Scholarships

Ashland University Students Receive IMA Memorial Education Fund National Scholarships

Ashland University seniors Emily Sparks, an accounting and finance major from Plymouth, Ohio, and Stephen Cox, an accounting and finance major from Medina, Ohio, have received the IMA Memorial Education Fund (MEF) National Scholarship from the Institute of Management Accountants for 2015.

Sparks, a 2012 graduate of South Central High School, is the daughter of Donald and Lorraine Sparks of Plymouth, while Cox is a 2012 graduate of Cloverleaf Senior High School and the son of Stephen Sr. and Christine Cox of Medina.

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