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Ashland University Education Graduate Receives CEC Rookie Teacher Award

Ashland University Education Graduate Receives CEC Rookie Teacher Award

Valerie Fletcher, a 2014 graduate of Ashland University with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree as an Intervention Specialist - Moderate/Intensive major, has received the Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) Rookie Teacher of the Year Award.

After completing half of her student internship in Sarasota, Fla., Fletcher’s cooperating school offered her a position as a full-time teacher the following year.

AU Announces Appointment of Two New College Deans

Ashland University Announces Appointment of Two New College Deans

Ashland University Provost Dr. Eun-Woo Chang has announced the appointment of two new college deans -- Dr. Elad Granot, dean for the Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics, and Dr. Donna Breault as dean for the Dwight Schar College of Education.

Provost Chang said “We are excited to have the two new deans who not only have significant experience in administration but also possess high quality scholarly achievements in their professional research fields.

“Both new deans will undoubtedly be significant assets to support and grow new and existing programs at our University,” Chang continued. “We are confident that both will lead and advance their respective colleges to national and global level in the near future.”

AU College of Education Faculty and Students Attend Conference

AU College of Education Faculty and Students Attend Conference

A number of Ashland University College of Education faculty members and students attended the Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability Annual Conference held in Columbus.

Ten Ashland University students enrolled in EDIS 245 International Perspectives on Disability and members of the student organization the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) attended the 16th annual event. These students were Tristan Renninger, Leslie Childers, Erica Wheaton, Lia Downs, Rebecca Florio, Kaitlyn Aukerman, Sara McCune, Emily Nagy, Nathaniel Farber (Joe), and Kayla Hungerford. The students were accompanied by Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis, associate professor of education, and Dr. Jason Brent Ellis, associate professor of education.

AU President Dr. Carlos Campo Receives ‘Live United’ Award at Ohio Statehouse

AU President Dr. Carlos Campo Receives ‘Live United’ Award at Ohio Statehouse

Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University, received the Dr. Richard N. Aft LIVE UNITED Award on behalf of Ashland University at the 2016 Ohio United Way’s Legislative Luncheon held today in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium.

“This award was presented to Ashland University because it has placed a major emphasis on being a strategic community partner with United Way of Ashland County,” said Everett DeVaul, executive director of United Way of Ashland County. “Our very successful impact initiatives in ‘Crunch Out Obesity’ and ‘Talk, Read and Play’ would not have been possible without the expertise and willingness of the AU faculty. They helped design and develop the working models and message of these key programs for our early childhood and healthy lifestyle target areas.”

AU Students Prepare for Fulbright-Hays Group Trip to Brazil

Ashland University Students Prepare for Fulbright-Hays Group Trip to Brazil

4/11/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – The 16 participants of the Ashland University Fulbright-Hays Group Project are preparing for their trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July. The trip was made possible when Ashland University was awarded funding for the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) grant, titled “Accessing Carioca Culture through the Lens of Disability.”

Ashland University Student Wins National Graduate Fellowship

Ashland University Student Wins National Graduate Fellowship

Ashland University’s Kristen Herrick, a senior who is majoring in English and minoring in business administration and psychology from Mansfield, Ohio, has been awarded the Kathryn Phillips Graduate Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year by the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. The fellowship is in the amount of $3,000.

Herrick was recognized as one of 24 students who received a graduate fellowship. She is the daughter of Shawn and Denisa Herrick, and is a 2012 graduate of Madison Comprehensive High School.

School-Based Bomb Threats Increasing at Alarming Rate Says Ashland University Professor

School-Based Bomb Threats Increasing at Alarming Rate Says Ashland University Professor

School-based bomb threats are increasing at an alarming rate according to a well-known national school safety expert who just completed extensive research on bomb threat incidents.

School safety expert Dr. Amy Klinger says her research over the last 18 months shows a dramatic increase in school-based bomb threat incidents both over the last few years and specifically during the 2015-16 academic year.

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).

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