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Ashland University Featured as National College of Distinction

Ashland University Featured as National College of Distinction

Based on its excellence in engaging students, its great teaching, a vibrant campus community and its successful outcomes, Ashland University has been named as a College of Distinction for 2017.

“We are very pleased to be identified as a College of Distinction and believe that this recognition illustrates some of the things that we do best on this campus,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “We focus on great teaching as well as placing an emphasis on engaging students both inside and outside of the classroom with exciting living and learning environments, and that is drawing some attention.”

Ashland University Faculty Receive Promotions and/or Tenure

Ashland University Faculty Receive Promotions and/or Tenure

A number of Ashland University faculty members received promotions and/or tenure following the action of the Ashland University Board of Trustees at its winter meeting. The promotions are effective at the beginning of the institution’s 2017-2018 academic year.

Those promoted to the rank of full professor at the University are Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis in Initial Programs in the Schar College of Education; Dr. Jason Brent Ellis in the Doctoral Studies and Advanced Programs in the Schar College of Education; and Dr. David Foster in the History and Political Science Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

AU’s Schar College of Education to Host Reading Recovery Open House and Celebration

AU’s Schar College of Education to Host Reading Recovery Open House and Celebration

Ashland University’s Schar College of Education will host an open house and celebration for the 30th anniversary of the Reading Recovery Program at the Ashland University and Mansfield City Schools site.

The event will be held Feb. 9 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Schar College of Education’s Ronk Lecture Hall and Rooms 104, 135 and 140. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be provided.

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 31st annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Jan. 27. 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 Nicole Dyer, assistant dean of Student Affairs and director of Student Life; Dr. Karen Estridge assistant professor of Nursing; Dr. Mason Posner, professor of Biology; Dr. Beth Patton, associate professor of Health Sciences; Dr. Ramona Rogers, adjunct professor of Criminal Justice; Dr. Brenda Rosler associate professor of Early Childhood Education; Linda Walther, adjunct professor of Foreign Languages; and Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, professor of Chemistry.

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Ashland University Online Programs Receive Recognition

Three of Ashland University’s online programs were recognized with high rankings in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2017.

AU’s Online Bachelor’s Program was rated as the second best online program in Ohio and the 92nd ranked program nationally among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, while AU’s Master of Business Administration Online Program was ranked as the fifth best online program in Ohio and the 111th nationally among the Best Online MBA Programs. Also, AU’s Education Online Program was ranked 123rd among the Best Online Education Programs.

Faculty, Staff and Students Invited to Participate in ‘AU to Main Street’ Event on Oct. 28

Faculty, Staff and Students Invited to Participate in ‘AU to Main Street’ Event

Ashland University faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in an “AU to Main Street” event on Oct. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event was rescheduled for today following a rain out on Oct. 21.

The event will involve AU faculty, staff, and students meeting in front of the Rec Center at 4 p.m. and being led by Tuffy in the estimated ½-mile walk to Ashland’s Main Street. Once in the downtown area, AU employees and students are asked to visit the many merchants and get a passport stamped at those locations. Those with five stamps can enter a drawing to win prizes.

Ashland University Sees Large Freshman Class for 2016-17 and Overall Strong Enrollment

Ashland University Sees Large Freshman Class for 2016-17 and Overall Strong Enrollment

Ashland University has started the 2016-2017 academic year with one of the largest freshman classes in recent years and one of the largest total enrollments in AU’s 138-year history.

“We have 740 new freshmen and transfers making this year’s new student class one of the largest classes in recent years,” said Michael Hollenbaugh, vice president for enrollment management. “In addition, our total enrollment with graduate programs and off-campus centers has reached 6,579, which is the third highest total enrollment ever recorded at the university.”

Ashland University Professor Invited to Participate on National Panel

Ashland University Professor Invited to Participate on National Panel

Ashland resident Dr. Howard Walters, professor of education at Ashland University, has been invited by The Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL) to participate on a national panel in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 11 and 12, 2016.

The COL will be hosting The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), which will be celebrating 20 years of ocean science education and competition in 2017. To mark this milestone, the COL is holding a 20th Anniversary Strategic Visioning Workshop on Oct. 11 -12, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Ashland University Education Professor Named Clinical Research Fellow

Ashland University Education Professor Named Clinical Research Fellow

Ashland resident Dr. Howard Walters, professor of education at Ashland University, has been named a 2017 Clinical Research Fellow by the Association of Teacher Educators, the nation's premier and largest professional association for teacher educators.

Based on his deep commitment to clinical practice in teacher education and his scholarship, Walters has been invited, as a Fellow, to participate with a select group of teacher educators from across the nation this coming year.

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